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2/13 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

February 12, 2013

Pedee Church is sponsoring a women's conference on Saturday with internationally known singer and songwriter Kate Hurley.

Come and enjoy a "Day With Kate" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., then hear her speak on Sunday morning at Pedee Church. She will also hold a concert at the church at 7 p.m. where you'll hear her music.

Saturday's activities include Kate writing a song on the spot for each woman attending. Cost is $10. Bring a sack lunch.

For more information: Heidi Russell, 503-838-2129.

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There will be a potluck at the Pedee Women's Club on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. to honor Captain Kendall Cates, who is retiring from the Pedee Fire Department. Kendall has been a volunteer fireman for several years and is also the vice president of the Luckiamute Valley Charter School board of directors.

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Rod and Debbie Baldwin became grandparents again, with the birth of Gabriella Baldwin to their son and daughter-in-law, Will and Morgan of Philomath. Gabriella joins sister Melanie, 7, and brothers Krispin, 6, and Jackson, 4.

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Bill and Linda Chertudi's son John and daughter Faith from Vancouver, Wash., visited the Chertudis on the weekend of Feb. 2 to watch the Super Bowl with them. Bill and Linda's daughter Michelle, her husband Aaron Unger, and their five kids, Andrew, Nick, Lexy, Ethan and Emma Grace, also came from Salem for the game.

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Erica Tarvin came from Kingman, Ariz., to visit her mother, Shelley Tarvin, who has been assisting Shandley Hazelton in caring for Shandley's grandmother, Pat Lyday, for the past several months. Pat is now in hospice care, but still appreciates visitors.

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Paul and Diane Telfer just returned from a drive to Baja California, where they helped out at an orphanage in the town of Vincent Guerro. They were enjoying the warm sunshine until they got to the orphanage where, according to locals, they had the coldest weather in several years. They visited family on the way home.

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Last week, Pedee Bible study members Carolyn Hall and her daughter Carolyn, Sherri Kramer, Ardene Barnhart, Diane Telfer and I decided to tackle 1 Samuel next, after two interesting studies of Ruth and Esther. This new study will start Thursday, so you'll be just in time to get in on the first reading if you come this week.

Sherri and her husband Casey are new in the neighborhood, having traded homes with Nick and Debbie Johnson, who now live in their old home in Albany. They have three children: Sage, 9; Preston, 6; and Libby, who is 3.

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