PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash


Arlene Kovash

Norm and Donna Baldwin celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 13 by renting a house near the beach at Lincoln City for that weekend and inviting the whole family to join them. Their daughter, Suzy and son-in-law, Fidel were even there, as they are in the states for four months from their home in Benin, West Africa, where they are missionaries. Daughter Kari and her family came from Michigan for the party and son Dan and his family came from Lebanon. Norm’s brother from Colorado and sister from Washington also came, although they declined the invitation to stay with the 15 people at the house.

June Clark returned from eight days on the road on her motorcycle last Wednesday, totaling 2,500 miles on the trip. She visited the Reno (Motorcycle) Rendezvous, getting some Rose City Motorcycle Club Grand Tour checkpoints. Her last day included taking the ferry across the Columbia (Cathlamet to Westport), taking Highway 47 through to Vernonia, and then off to Timber, zigzagging to Gales Creek Road, before returning to 47 to go through McMinnville and then home. She says she doesn’t do well when it’s too hot.

Last Wednesday Pat and Myron Yancey, who live near Falls City, came to the Pedee Women’s Club to give the women instructions on how to use the long arm quilting machine Ethelene Osgood bought from her and which is upstairs at the clubhouse. A long arm quilting machine consists of an industrial length sewing machine head, a 10- to 14-foot frame on a table, and several rollers on which the fabric layers and batting are attached. Most machine-quilted quilts have been quilted on one of these machines, although some talented people sew them on their regular machines, as does LaVerne Bennett. The women at the club would like to get proficient at using the machine, as most of us no longer have time to hand quilt.

Unfortunately, the Polk County Saddle-ites had to cancel their annual poker ride scheduled for Saturday, as the woods they ride in for that event were closed because of fire danger. Fifteen or so members of the club did get together for a ride on nearby trails, though, including Pedee members Jerry Mentzer, Judy Guida, Lynda Schnekenburger, and club president Karen Porter. They had a beautiful ride, too.

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