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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1964
Yule Happenings in Newell Heights
Told by Community's Correspondent
By Mrs. Wilson Wilt
NEWELL HEIGHTS — House
guests in the M. L. Judd home are
Mr. and Mrs. John Downer, Ann,
Kip and Sue of Taft, Calif. The
Judds and their guests were Dec.
23 afternoon visitors at the Rob
ert Overstreet home in Boise.
Sixteen relatives gathered for
Christmas dinner at the Judd
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Jaques were
Friday afternoon guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Pratt and left
Monday morning for Sierra col-
lege in Northern California.
Guests at a buffet dinner and
Christmas eve party in the Ger
rit Timmerman home were Mrs.
Frank Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Miller and family, all of Big Bend,
and John Timmerman.
Christmas dinner guests in the
Irvin Topliff home were Leslie
Topliff, Mr. and Mrs. Harry War
ren of Parma. Leslie Topliff was
also a Sunday dinner guest.
Detained by Closed Roads
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Grooms of
Corvallis arrived in Huntington
Sunday evening and spent the
early part of the week visiting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Grooms. They are^now visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake
Borge, and will remain over the
weekend. They had planned on
arriving earlier, went to Portland
last Thursday and were detained
there for three days due to the
highways being closed.
Christmas dinner guests at the
Charles Glenn home were Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Schweizer of
Sunset Valley, Mr. and Mrs. C. T.
Blackburn of Nyssa, Mr. and Mrs.
Loise Boren and Leonard of Dur
kee and Shuford Boren of Cortez,
Colo. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bennett
and family of Big Bend were af
Mrs. Leon Chamberlain left
Sunday evening by bus to spend
several days with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Stringham
at Bountiful, Utah.
C. B. Hill was a Christmas eve
dinner guest at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Stanley Hill. The for
mer was a Sunday dinner guest
of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Hardy Fine, Steven and Judy at
Guests in Simpson Home
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Elmore of
Hazelton, Idaho, were Christmas
eve guests in the Alfred Simpson
home. Christmas dinner guests
were Mr. and Mrs. Benny Beach
of Vale, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Simp
son and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Wesley Walker and family. After
noon visitors were the Howard
Fenn family, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Witt were
Christmas dinner guests at the
Boyce Van DeWater home in Big
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Eason of
Homedale were Sunday morning
visitors in the Ray Simpson resi-
dence. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Holdt
of Sunset Valley were Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Call and
family were Christmas dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Emery
Cameron in Big Bend.
Mr. and Mrs. Farrell Jones and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Clark
Jaques and children were Sunday
dinner guests of the Eugene Pratt
Mr. and Mrs. Klaas Laan and
daughters were Christmas dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Laan
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Stanton
attended a surprise birthday din
ner Dec. 20 for their daughter-in-
law, Mrs. Glenn Smith of Mar
sing. The honoree’s mother, Mrs.
Connie Roberts of Lava Hot
Springs, prepared the meal.
Mrs. Joyce Anderson of Van
couver Island, B.C., visited re
cently with her mother, Mrs. Vem
Bullen and also her sister, Mrs.
Marjorie Cameron and family.
Attend Seed Convention
L. W. Dierking recently accom
panied Mr. and Mrs. Ted Avery
to Salem where they attended
a seed convention. They were
guests of Avery’s sister, Mrs. Lyle
Keep, and returned home Dec. 17.
Bud Teck and son. Bob, of
Nampa visited Dec. 19 with Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Blevins.
Kenny Hopkins of Oregon State
university arrived home Dec. 16
for the Christmas holidays.
Darryl Seuell. Johnny Watts
and Jeanie Seuell arrived home
from Corvallis late Sunday eve
ning, Dec. 20. They were strand
ed for a day in Portland due to
Of Yule Events
In Buena Vista
Mr. and Mrs. William Mantel
By Connie Price
of Big Bend were Sunday after
noon visitors at the Wilson Witt
home. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Van Hoffman, Mrs. Roxy Ritchie, Mr.
DeWater and Kent were Sunday and Mrs. Glenn Hoffman and
Glenda were Christmas dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Youths Visit Parents
Day at Adrian. Mrs. Lloyd Clea
Ernest Eilers spent Christmas ver and Ann visited Christmas
day in Weiser with his mother! morning with Mrs. Hoffman and
while Jim Anthony spent the day Mrs. Ritchie.
in Ontario with his parents. Mr.
Mrs. Bonnie Neeley and chil
. . Recipient of Gift
and Mrs. Charles Leedy, with dren were Chirstmas dinner
Winner of Quarter Horse
whom the boys make their home, guests of Mrs. Edith Whipple.
spent the holiday at the Ray Mary Joyce Corfield is spending
Leedy home in Huntington.
the holidays with her grandmoth
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. McDermott er, Mrs. Whipple. Ted Rookstool
were Christmas dinner guests of of Orovada, Nev., also spent
their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Christmas day in the Whipple
Floyd Eason in Parma. Mr. and residence.
A 13-yearold lad just out of the hospital after a stay of
Mrs. Charles McDermott of Nam
Mrs. Roxy Ritchie attended a
pa took them home and were recent holiday dinner, with gift 6^ months, a sorrel colt for Christmas and a 12-year-old sister
overnight guests. Alvin McDer exchange, served in Brownie’s who obtained the quarter horse by writing a prize-winning
mott and family of Marsing were cafe dining room. The party hon letter . . . This combination made for a “Very Happy Holiday
Christmas evening visitors.
ored employees of the Nyssa Season” for the Willard J. Howard family at Donald, Ore.,
Mrs. Frankie Worden, Mary and school cafeteria.
Gene and Mrs. Lydia Worden To Arrive Early in January
The Howards are former 15 and has been in Salem Memor
were Christmas dinner guests in
residents of Nyssa, having left ial hospital ever since. He has
Caldwell of Mr. and Mrs. Ira
been in surgery eleven times, but
family of Mountain Home spent the area approximately s i x they have had a lot of trouble
Sunday night in the home of his
getting the grafts to grow.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. McKinley sister, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Clea former Romaine Jennings.
spent the holidays with their ver. Truman Cleaver called on
“Grady has suffered so much
The thrilling experience all be
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ear Christmas day from Alabama and gan when 12-year-old Susan read and we have really missed him
nest and family at La Grande. reported that he plans to arrive of a contest which offered a reg so I want to give him the quarter
They arrived there on Christmas home on Jan. 6.
istered quarter horse colt as a horse for a Christmas present
eve and returned home Saturday.
grand prize. Sponsoring the let from the whole family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Simpson, Mr.
“He has been so brave about
ter competition was “Today’s
and Mrs. Ulis Holdt of Parma, and Mrs. Alva Goodell and family Junior Horseman,” a publication his legs and knows it will be a
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Simpson
featuring stories about horses and long time before he is completely
of Nyssa were Christmas dinner ver and family, Mrs. Orma Clea edited by Mrs. Judy Isaman of well again.
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Holdt
“If I win this horse, I, my bro
of Meridian. The Alva Goodells Orchards, Wash.
in Sunset Valley.
thers and sister will be the hap
were Dec. 23 dinner guests of Mr. Burned in Gasoline Fire
piest kids in Marion county.
Mrs. Hammon Entertains
and Mrs. Martin Edwards at Pay
As a subscriber, Susan decided
“Thank you, and I will be pray
Christmas dinner guests of Mrs.
to enter the contest giving details
Harley Winter of Ontario is of why she would like to win a ing to win.”
Thelma Hammon were Mr. and
Mrs. Pete Hammon and family, home on leave from army duty colt. She began telling about her Chosen Among 200 Entries
Mrs. Stan Parsons and Teri, Mrs. and visited Dec. 26 in the Howard brother, Grady, whose legs were
The judges selected Susan’s
Edith Hammon and Billy Ham Finger home.
severly burned in June this year story from among nearly 200 en
tries and on a recent Sunday af
Visitors in Stephen Home
in a gasoline fire at his home.
C. B. Hill was a Christmas din
Her letter was written with ternoon the parents, Susan, Gra
ner guest of the Hardy Fine fam
red ball-point pen and read as dy and Dan, as well as Carrie, 7,
ily in Caldwell. Mr. and Mrs. in the Eugene Stephen home were follows:
Robin, 6, and Jon, 3, all piled into
Hoyt Warwick were also dinner Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wilson and
their car and drove to the Isaman
guests in the Fine home.
to see Paramount Isle, Gra
of my brother,
Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Mayland,
dy’s Christmas gift from the en
Jean and Billy of Caldwell and
Charles Maher of Homedale were and Mrs. Lester Norland visited every summer, Dan (my 14-year-
The colt was to be delivered to
Saturday evening visitors at the
the Howards’ three-acre farm as
home of Mrs. Thelma Hammon.
soon as the highways and weather
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Simpson spent Christmas evening with school clothes.
permitted, probably prior to
were Christmas eve visitors at the
to purchase what we want. We Christmas day.
Alfred Simpson home where their
It will be weeks before the new
for two years and bought
three grandchildren presented a
owner can mount and ride Para
play, followed by refreshments.
mount Isle as Grady walks about
Leslie Topliff, Mr. and Mrs. were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ewell of raised her on a bottle and now slowly with his legs still wrap
Irvin Topliff and family were
ped in bandages.
Christmas eve buffet dinner Mosso and daughter of Ontario. Can't Ride at Same Time
But as his father stated, “Grady
guests at the Harry Warren home
“But, boy, all of us just can’t has had a rough time of it, but
having the horse will be a tre
Mrs. James Stephen and Larry, ride her at the same time!
“So getting back to my brother, mendous challenge and responsi
Visit in Parental Home
the Eugene Stephen family and
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Thompson of William Stephen. Joe Stephen Grady; he was burned badly on bility and it gives him something
Corvallis and Joann Barton of and family visited with Mrs. both legs with gasoline on June to look forward to.
Salt Lake City spent Christmas Martha Norland on Christmas
at the home of the ladies’ par evening and the Mosso family vis
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Bar ited Dec. 27 in the Joe Stephen
ton. The Thompsons left Sunday home.
Miss Sylvia Cleaver arrived
afternoon for Corvallis, while
Joann spent the weekend in Mel home during the morning of Dec.
ba, planning to return to Salt 19 from Salt Lake City where she
attends school to spend Christmas
Lake Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Edith Hammon, Mrs. Thel holidays with her parents, Mr.
ma Hammon and Bill, Mrs. Stan and Mrs. Lester Cleaver.
Miss Ann Cleaver arrived home
Parsons and Teri were Sunday
afternoon visitors in the Roy Dec. 18 from OSU in Corvallis to
spend the holidays with her par
Swanson home at Roswell.
Frank Pratt arrived last Thurs ents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cleaver.
Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Cleaver
day and spent the holidays with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis attended a Sunday school pro
Pratt, returning to Nampa Sun gram Dec. 20 at Owyhee Com
day. They all went to the Moore munity church. The couple spent
hotel in Ontario for Christmas Sunday at the Art Bosselman
dinner. Mrs. Anna Pratt was a home in Nyssa.
'Mrs. Guy Tanner visited Mon
Christmas dinner guest in the
day with her mother, Mrs. Jessie
Eugene Pratt home.
Eugene Harris of Madras was Pearson in Emmett.
a Sunday afternoon guest of his
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
Jake Borge. He is enroute home
from Canada and is visiting a
sister in Caldwell.
By Connie Price
Sister Pens Prize-Winning Letter
Earning Christinas Horse for Youth
Missionary Group Views Pictures,
Hears Talk on Alaskan Earthquake
By Helen Hatch
BIG BEND—Mmes. Eva Camp
bell, Irma Hopkins and Alida
Van DeWater attended an all
day missionary meeting Dec. 17
at the home of Mrs. Alta Graham
Mrs. Headly of Boise showed
pictures of the Alaskan earth
quake and told of the disaster.
THE NYSSA GATE CITY JOURNAL, NYSSA, OREGON
Mrs. Grace Clucas, Mrs. Karen
' Slippy and Danny attended a
i birthday dinner Friday for Harve
Knapp at his home.
Women Feted at Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Blevins en
tertained Dec. 20 with dinner for
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Erickforn, Mr.
and Mrs. John Frerichs and fam
ily of Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. Vir
gil Wolfe of Middleton. The din
ner was in honor of Mrs. Wolfe’s
and Mrs. Frerichs’ birthday anni
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Davis and
Steve spent a recent Sunday eve
ning with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Newman and Janice at Homedale.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bennett
were recent Sunday evening din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Wood and family and attended
the Christmas program at the
church that evening.
HAVE TONSILS REMOVED
Pam Hamilton and Debbie Ellis
Weaver underwent tonsillecto
mies Monday at Malheur Memor-
i ial hospital. Pam is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hamilton and
Debbie’s parents are Mr. and Mrs.
i Don Weaver.
FORMER NYSSANS VISIT
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Sasser and
family of Wallowa and Mrs. Sas
ser’s father, Charles Breshears of
Elgin, visited Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Miner. The Sas
sers are former residents of Nys
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Culbert
son, Mr. and Mrs. Buster Talbot
and family were Christmas din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mearl
McClure at Star.
Christmas dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Vernon McCain were
Mrs. Lorraine Hiatt and family
of Boise, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence.
Nagel of Caldwell, Miss Carol
Nagel of California, Darrell Nagel
of Pocatello and Mrs. Margaret
McCain of Vale.
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Linville and
family of Seattle spent Christmas
day with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Don Linville.
Christmas dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. William Peutz were Mr.
and Mrs. Werner Peutz, Wanda
Peutz, Melvin Wilson, Mrs. Gla
dys Morfitt and Mrs. Amanda
Peutz of Payette.
Kathleen Defier Honored
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Williams
attended a birthday party Dec. 23
for Kathleen Deffer at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Deffer.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Callaham
were Christmas dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Callaham of
the Big Bend area. Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Schultz and boys of Parma
were Dec. 23 guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Callaham.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carroll
left Saturday for their home after
attending funeral services for her
Mr. and Mrs. Byrd Walters
spent Christmas eve with Mr. and
Mrs. Merle Fortick of Caldwell.
Mr. and Mrs. Walters were Christ
mas dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Franklin at Parma and eve
ning visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Walters at Nyssa.
Family Gatherings, Dinners Feature
Observance in Community
Christmas dinner guests of Mr * Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Eastman
and Mrs. Chet Bowns were her and Pat, Mr. and Mrs. Michael
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Malloy. Eastman and family spent Christ
Mr. and Mrs. Don Jensen and Mi mas eve with Mrs. Bernard East
chelle of Provo, Utah, Mr. and man, Sr., in Payette. The two
Mrs. Bowns, Mr. and Mrs. Del families spent Christmas day with
bert Malloy and Jimmy were Mrs. Bernard Eastman’s sister,
Sunday dinner guests in the Jim Mrs. Stella Gardiner and their
mother, Mrs. Ada Hewitt in Boise.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Miner, Larry
The Rev. and Mrs. Wallace
and Lori, Mrs. Freda Miner and Prowell
Mrs. Marguerite McNeil were'Christmas holiday "with*her p^
Christmas day guests of Mr. and ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gillette
Mrs. Harry Miner.
and 1 -*•
at ■ —
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Mitchell and Gary Prowell remained for a
family were Christmas dinner week’s visit with his grandpar
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Kelley. ents.
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Mann of
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bybee and
Provo, Utah, arrived Dec. 22 to son, Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson
spend the holidays with their and son and Mrs. Eliza Weston
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Gon- were Christmas dinner guests of
yer and Marilyn, Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Brower.
Charles Mann and family. The
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Gann re
Kent Manns and his parents spent
home Sunday after spend
Monday skiing on Brundage
ing the holiday week with rela
mountain near McCall.
tives at Arlington and Hermiston.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Danford and They report seeing much damage
son of La Grande spent several caused by the high water near
days last week with their parents, Arlington.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Baker, Dr. and
Christmas dinner guests of Mr.
Mrs. K. A. Danford, Mary and
and Mrs. Forrest Carpenter in the
Christmas dinner guests of Mr. Nu Acres community were their
and Mrs. S. P. Bybee were Mr. son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
and Mrs. Garry Bybee of Logan, Mrs. Dean Field and family of
Utah, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Bybee Weiser; a son and daughter-in-
and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. law, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Carpen
Owen Froerer and family, Mr. ter and the latter’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Chester Pence and
and Mrs. H. E. Chamberlain.
Christmas dinner guests of Mr. daughter, all of Ontario. Other
and Mrs. Bruce Jenkins were his guests included Mr. and Mrs.
sister, Mrs. Hazel Sewright, Jim Denny Bartron and family of
Nyssa and the host couple’s
and Arlene and Don Gibson.
Mrs. R. G. Larson, Sr., and her grandchildren, Cindy and David.
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wohlcke,
granddaughter, Melissa, visited
last Thursday morning with the John and LaDawn entertained
former’s cousins, Mr. and Mrs. with Christmas dinner for the
John Flynn in Caldwell. Mr. and Byrl House, Alan and Larry
Mrs. Ray Larson and children (Gene) Haney families of Cald
were Christmas dinner guests of well; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Brammer
and the Bob Haney family of
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Haroldsen Nyssa; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Haney
were Christmas weekend guests of Boise. Another guest was Nor
of their son and daughter-in-law, man Haney who is spending the
Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Haroldsen in holidays at the home of his moth
er, Mrs. Wohlcke. He is a student
Mrs. Frances Bates and Alton at Kinman Business college in
were Dec. 24 evening visitors and Spokane.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sager
Christmas dinner guests of their
daughter and sister, Mr. and Mrs. entertained with a family dinner
Gary Knight and family at Cald on Christmas day for Mr. and
well. Other guests in the Knight Mrs. Curtis Foster and Miss Fran
home were Mr. and Mrs. Tommy ces Foster of North Hollywood,
Bates and family of Grandview, Calif., the Rev. and Mrs. Tom
Idaho. In addition to Mrs. Bates Foster and family of Ontario, Mr.
and Alton, Sunday dinner guests and Mrs. W. W. Foster, Harlan
of the Knight family were Mr. Sager of Corvallis and Karen El
and Mrs. Robert Uhl and family lis of Denver. The C'urtis Fosters
and Mrs. Edna Hoalst of Glenns are also visiting in the Oscar
Ferry, 'rhe latter is Mrs. Bates’ Bratton, Melvin Spitze and Ben
sister and returned home with McConnel homes in the Arcadia
her for a week’s visit.
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