Easter is coming. Pedee Church will be celebrating with its annual sunrise service at Womer Cemetery at 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast at the church for the community at 7, whether you make it to the sunrise service or not. The Easter service will be at 10.

Thanks to all who participated and supported the missions fundraiser and workday at Pedee Church on April 1. Many people worked to make this a success, wholeheartedly jumping in with willing hearts and skilled hands to be a blessing to the mission. Chip North headed the event; Adam Coe coordinated the rummage sale; and Pam Burbank and I took charge of the bake sale, while the kids sold lemonade and ice tea and plant starts. Tony and Debbie Rodriguez pressure-washed the church and did some heavy cleaning with the help of Dave Burbank, Andrew and Stephanie Weston, Tim Barnhart, Mike Bidwell, and Linda Chertudi. And Linda turned our weed beds into beautiful flower beds with the help of Mike McDowell. Many others pitched in to help with several other jobs: Nic Heller, the Russell family, Scott and Melody Castle, Billy and Heather Traglia and kids, Eric Schwanke, Natalie Nichols, Brandon Simons, and Chuck Goetzinger. Diana Barnhart and Pam Burbank fueled up the group with chili dogs and chips at lunchtime.

I surely missed several names, but we appreciated every bit of help we had, plus thank all who came to purchase items. It was truly a community effort.

The Pedee Women’s Club thanks the Monmouth Senior Center for donated several boxes of fabric, which the group will turn into beautiful and useful quilts for CASA and the veterans home they support.

Paige Cochrane celebrated her 20th birthday with a dinner at North Dallas Bar and Grill in Dallas last Wednesday. Pretty close to all her immediate family joined her: parents Mick and Debbie Cochrane and brother Cole, grandparents Ted and Ethelene Osgood and Joe and Terri Cochrane, cousin Heather and Heather’s daughter Bella, and close friend Gatlin. Her uncle Pete Osgood dropped in with Stephen to wish her a Happy Birthday, too. Paige is a sophomore at Willamette University in Salem.

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