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12/4 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

December 03, 2013

Correction to information in last week's Pedee News column: The Ron Diller concert at Pedee Church on Saturday will start at 6:30 p.m., with a Christmas dinner preceding the concert at 5:30 p.m. Diana Barnhart is cooking and asks that those coming bring a dessert. A fabulous cook, all those desserts — you can't miss. You are welcome to come to dinner, the concert or both. Scott Castle will be opening for Diller, whose concerts are always fun.

Daniel and Heidi Russell and their five kids went to Daniel’s parents', Jerry and Phyllis Russell, for Thanksgiving. His parents live in a 105-year-old restored farm home in Pleasant Hill. They were happy that Daniel's sister, Stephanie, and her husband, Allen Farnsworth, and family could make it from Burns.

Allana Russell, Daniel and Heidi's 8-year-old daughter, wishes you to know that her cat had five kittens last week, all females. Four are calico and one gray and white. If you want one, call her.

Bill and Linda Chertudi had their Thanksgiving dinner a week early because she was holding back the crowds at Fred Meyer, where she works, on Thanksgiving. Their son, John, his wife, Renee, and their daughters, Vanessa and Faith, came down from Vancouver. Daughter Michelle and Aaron Unger and kids Andrew, Nick, Lexy, Ethan and Emma came from Salem, as well as daughter Lisa Sisson. Their son, James, called from Japan, where he is teaching English.

Pam Burbank moved to Monmouth last week as she realized that it was a long drive from Pedee to Woodburn, where she started working a few months ago. She still has her same phone number, though. She will be renting out her house here in Pedee.

I tried to find out what others did on Thanksgiving, but think most must be out shopping.

Estelle Elaine Zarfas was born to parents Rob and Lyndsey Zarfas on Nov. 23 — amazingly on the day she was due. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 10½ ounces. Lyndsey's mom, Annette Steward, came down from Yelm, Wash., to help out for several days, thankfully.

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