PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash


Arlene Kovash

Steve and Audrey Cameron, and their daughter Stephanie and granddaughter Ana Barth drove to Astoria to celebrate granddaughter Natasha Cameron’s 15th birthday. The family met at Natasha’s Aunt Georgia and Uncle Jack Marincovich’s home in John Day, outside of Astoria. Son James and Jenny Cameron and Eliana came from Milwaukie, and Audrey’s sister Joan and her husband came from their home in Seaside. Son Chris was home from fishing up river so he was there, as well as cousin Andy and Lisa from Seaside. Natasha’s mom, Xiao Hong, had just returned from a mission trip to Honduras, and everyone enjoyed hearing stories of her trip. There were so many relatives that they had two cakes!

We were sorry to hear that former Pedee Church pastor Roger Bole died last Thursday of complications from an illness. He was here in the 1970s and 80s. His wife, Wilma, had died several years ago, and he had remarried and lived in Salem.

I am on a trip with American Agri-Women. AAW is 40 years old this year, so the officers are driving across America to visit each of their 56 affiliates and to promote agriculture. I am secretary so am taking the western states leg with president Sue McCrum from Maine, starting in Oregon and going to California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. We’re now in central California and I’m still sweaty from visiting a luffa farm. I hadn’t realized how they are grown, which is on a vine where they stay until the luffa sponge is dry and ready to use. Amazing experience! Check out their website:

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