Christmas lights are coming up in Pedee. Mick and Debbie Cochrane’s were first, and really beautify the neighborhood.
Tomorrow is the first day of December, and as we say goodbye to the month of November and all the good — and not so wonderful —things that happened over the past 30 days, let’s try to put the angst and craziness of the recent election season in the garbage can along with the turkey carcass from Thanksgiving.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, and whether we celebrate Thanksgiving this year at home in MI Town or faraway, with generations of family members or with a few good friends, with a sumptuous dinner at home, at a restaurant, or a supper of stone soup and biscuits, it gives us all an opportunity to remember the good things in our lives that we so often take for granted.
We’re smack dab in the middle of November and around our house, we seem to comment frequently that the days are going by much too quickly.
James and Jenny Mellein and kids, Tom and Amy Gilson and kids, and Daniel and Heidi Russell and kids spent the Halloween weekend at Newport.
Paul and Diane Telfer vacationed with their daughter Amber, in Alberta, Canada, in October.
The votes are in; the ballots have been counted; and elections workers all over the USA are most likely very relieved that yet another national election is over for the duration.
Every day, our mailboxes are overflowing and our favorite television programs are interrupted with a constant barrage about which candidate is the lesser of two evils, and robo-calls are a daily occurrence.
Pedee’s youngest is in the news today.
We drive by the police and fire stations nearly every day, and unless we have any reason to contact them via 911 or the regular office telephone lines, we don’t really think much about those first responders who are working hard 24/7/365.
Firefighters from Pedee and Independence (and a Polk county deputy) responded to a lightening fire in a tree across Kings Valley Highway from the school late Oct. 17.
Pete and LaVerne Bennett traveled with their family to Dallas, Texas, for the Oct. 8 wedding of their granddaughter Amanda to Jon Wilson.
This past weekend was a busy one for all of us interested in fall sports, at Central High School, with the Panthers traveling to Crescent Valley for football Friday evening and Central’s cross country teams participation in the Ash Creek Invitational both Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
The Luckiamute Valley Charter School welcomed sixth-to eighth-graders to the Pedee campus this year, and so added a modular building which will house the sixth grade and computer lab/library.
Last week, we were pleased to have good things to do right here in MI Town.