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MONUMENT – I am
still trying to recover from
all the festivities of this
past weekend. Wow, the
Monument Jubilee and
Fourth of July celebration
was an absolute success!
There was an early
morning 5K and 10K run,
and a breakfast by the Mon-
ument Service Club. The
parade was fun to watch
with lots of participants
as well as bystanders. My
kids learned early on they
would rather be bystanders,
so they can collect all the
candy and goodies tossed
out. There were games
played by kids that ended
with a great water balloon
fight – which, by the way,
was awesome in the heat of
the day. They each received
a gift certificate for a free
ice cream, compliments of
The snocone and cotton
candy stand was very popu-
lar. There was a pie baking
contest, with a first prize of
$40, and a watermelon eat-
ing contest. I will have to
participate next year. There
was also a horseshoe toss-
ing contest, talent show,
lots of great food and much
The finale of the day, of
course, was the great fire-
works show by Boyer’s
Store. The whole day was
just a great day to remem-
ber our nation, the people
who sacrificed their lives
for our freedom and liber-
ties, and just an all-around
memorable family day.
There were other events
but I don’t remember them
all and there’s not enough
room in this article. If you
weren’t there, you missed
out. But hey, there is al-
ways next year, so mark
your calendar to plan to at-
tend the Monument Jubilee
Our June 30 senior lunch
had quite the turnout – 77
attendees and 21 take-outs.
I’m guessing people really
like chicken-fried steak,
mashed potatoes and gra-
vy, green beans, and the
super yummy and moist
chocolate birthday cake.
Our cooks were Terry Cade
and Heather Bowlus. David
Stubblefield won the Len’s
Drug gift card, and Robert
Jordan won a free meal. We
had visitors from Spray –
Marvin and Louise Britt.
Marva Walker’s family also
visited – Calla Frances Fra-
zier from Siloam Springs,
Ark., and Teresa Walker
from Redmond. Our greet-
ers were Bob Blakeslee,
Bodean Anderson and Mar-
va Walker. Bob led the flag
salute, and Bodean prayed
the blessing over our
I think I can final-
ly start enjoying summer
since there are no more
big events or activities
planned. My family and I
are really looking forward
to taking our dogs and go-
ing swimming in the river.
I will get to boast to my
friends in California that I
got to really float down a
real river. I’m laughing out
loud because you can’t do
that in California.
Proverbs 30:5 “Every
word of God is pure: He is a
shield unto them that put their
trust in him.”
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homemade Thousand Island
dressing, corn on the cob, dinner
rolls and watermelon slices. Lisa
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little cups of candies – red and
blue licorice, and white sugar
JOHN DAY – On June 29, candies. Wow – what a picnic.
we had about 38 diners for an- The birthday girl, Helen Bogart,
other great meal. Some of you furnished the entrée in memory
who don’t come on Mondays of Ken.
sure are missing out on some
We had about 60 diners. Jim
good lunches. We had Swedish Spell delivered 28 meals plus
meatballs with noodles/gravy, eight frozen ones to shut-ins.
spinach salad that was the best Veanne delivered to the Mt. Ver-
I’ve ever eaten, green beans with non area. Our servers were from
mushrooms, French bread, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
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made for dessert.
salute, and Julie Reynolds asked
Margaret Glass and Gloria the blessing.
Kulis were at the desk. Rick
Veanne announced it was
and Becky Rhinehart delivered Dale Stennett’s birthday, and
24 meals plus 17 frozen ones to Helen’s on July 4, and Usa’s on
shut-ins. Senior programs man- July 5.
ager Veanne Weddle helped with
Thursday, July 9, will be our
the Mt. Vernon route. Veanne has OXDX:HDU\RXU+DZDLLDQRXW¿WV
several housebound clients in grass skirts and all. If you are up to
Mt. Vernon and while delivering it we will let you entertain us.
meals down there, she checks on
Veanne thanked the Bingo
these people’s welfare.
players for their patience while the
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lute, and Pastor Al Altnow asked Nancy Elliott announced the fruit
the blessing. Our servers were stand is now open on Thursdays at
from First Christian Church.
the Nugget Lanes parking lot.
Veanne announced it was
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is why the menu called the meat- the winning numbers for us. I won
balls meteorite balls. She also an- the Chester’s Thriftway gift certif-
nounced Gloria Kulis is ending icate, and Marianne Morris won
her service on the Site Council the lunch for two at Valley View.
after 10 years. She introduced
All of you who came, please
Pastor Al Altnow as one of the come back. It’s nice to see the
place so full, and just think – you
Janice Hunt, from Long didn’t have to heat up your house.
Creek, won the Len’s Drug cer-
On July 9, we’ll have Carib-
WL¿FDWHDQG5REHUW5LGGHOOIURP bean pork, baked sweet potatoes,
Blue Mountain Care Center, won glazed carrots and birthday cake
the free meal.
for dessert. Monday, July 13,
On July 2, we had a “Fourth of we’ll have Italian stuffed pep-
July picnic,” and it was all good pers, oven fries, cottage cheese,
– good turnout, good food, good and tomato salad and cornbread.
fellowship. The only thing miss- Dessert will be a surprise.
Matthew 1:23 “They shall
becued chicken legs and thighs, call His name Immanuel, which
macaroni salad, green salad with is translated, ‘God is with us.”
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Helen and Donna did
a great job on this special
meal. We had a “cook-out” of
hamburgers and all the con-
diments, potato salad, corn
on the cob, watermelon, and
PRAIRIE CITY – Hot red, white, and blue cupcakes
enough for ya? Thank God with white frosting covered
for air conditioning and fans with red and blue sprinkles.
Was great to see Ralph
– and the electricity to run
and Ivan Nance and their
Have to tell you my haying IRXU JXHVWV 2WKHU ¿UVWWLP-
story from the 1960s when it ers were Terry and Billie Jo
got up to 105 degrees. I was George, and Howard and
driving the little Ford 8N trac- Frances Preston. One of
tor pulling the side-delivery those couples has moved
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tractor with the motor exhaust ing away for years. If they
pipe under the foot rest and not return to seniors, maybe I’ll
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the motor hood. That way you
didn’t breathe the exhaust. A and Bob Meador asked the
great design for winter – kept blessing. Our servers in-
your feet warm, at least one, cluded Gary Jacobson, San-
anyway. But in summer, it di Rennels, Veanne Weddle,
made for a good case of “hot Dusty Harris, Joe Phippen
foot.” So every time I made and Linda Boyer. Del and
DFLUFXLWRIWKHKD\¿HOG,¶G Bonnie helped clean up. Lois
stop, get off and make a fast Bidasolo won the gift certif-
pass through the water in the icate from Prairie Hardware
little drain ditch to cool off. and Gifts. Another visitor
Even dip my straw hat in and whom we were glad to see
plop it back on my head to was Chris Labhart.
The Blue Mountain Care
cool off. Ah, yes. The good
old days. Now? Air-condi- Center ladies, Lorna and
Jonie, brought Dorothy Blas-
tioned cabs with stereo!
I had my morning all ing, Lois Hill and Donna Cox.
planned out – irrigate, write We had 90 names on the book.
The Grange and the Se-
column, work on music.
Then neighbor Marnie gave niors are trying to determine
me a half-gallon of strawber- the ownership of certain
ries that needed to be taken items that have been left
care of. As I was working on in the building – some for
those, neighbor Joe called years. There are a lot of yard
to say he was bringing over sale leftovers that were never
a bag of lettuce. So after the removed. If you want to re-
strawberries, did the lettuce. claim it, speak now or forev-
er hold your peace. You have
Now to the column.
We had a bang-up Fourth been warned.
I Thess. 5:14 “... brethren,
of July dinner on July 1. Pam
Howard brought over patri- warn those who are unruly,
otic centerpieces, and blue comfort the faint-hearted,
and red table covers. The set- uphold the weak, be patient
ter-uppers did nine tables and with all.”
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