Friday, December 06, 2013
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May 14, 2013
No one filed for the two vacant positions on the Pedee Cemetery Board in the May 21 election, but Ted Osgood agreed to be a write-in candidate for Position 1 and Daniel Russell for Position 2.
Both are excellent candidates, so write them in on your ballot. Deadline to submit your ballot is May 21, so get that ballot in.
Lyndsey Zarfas and Emily Coe recently hosted a baby shower full of activities for Heidi Russell, with 25 women and children attending.
After refreshments, each adult introduced herself, told how she met or knew Heidi, then told something funny or encouraging about their own birthing experience. Afterward, Pam Burbank gave a devotional, then they all decorated a page to go into a photo album for the baby while Heidi opened her gifts.
Several of Heidi's relatives came to the shower, including her mother, Linda Hovet of Creswell, aunts Becky Blair of Creswell and Chris Diller and daughter Lindsay Prince, both of Silverton, and her mother-in-law, Phyllis Russell of Pleasant Hill.
Heidi's baby girl is due June 8.
Marjie Robertson has returned home from another winter in Brenda, Ariz., near Quartzsite. She has made lots of friends at the park she stays in and loves all the activities and sunshine. She's always glad to see her friends here when she gets home, though, and it was nice to see her back at the Pedee Women's Club, too.
The Pedee Women's Club was excited to receive a $1,000 grant from Consumers Power Inc.'s Operation Roundup Fund to support sending packages to soldiers.
The club sends a minimum of seven packages of personal items, treats and reading material each month, costing nearly $15 in postage per box, so the money was much appreciated.
Pedee Women's Club has received many "thank you" notes from the soldiers, telling them how much the packages are appreciated.