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December 9, 1998

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Hells Canyon Journal December 9, 1998 % i t It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Halfway was visited with its first real snow- fall of the season on Satur- day, Christmas lights and decorations are beginning to appear in shops around town and homes in the valley, pass- ersby are beginning to walk with that holiday spring in their step, and the Presbyte- rian Ladies Aid Auxiliarfs annual Christmas bazaar is over for another yearl Anne Shields reports that the ba- zaar went very well. Exact figures are not yet available, but there should be about $1,000 to go toward the Youth Ministry. Any of the items that were not purchased will be offered again at the Rich- land United Methodist Women's Tea and Bazaar next Saturday, December 12 from 1-3 pm. The Community Christ- mas Choir is going well, un- der the direction of Denny Curtis. It is open to any who would like to participate. Es- pecially welcome would be some male tenor and bass voices. Practices are held on Sundays from 4-5:30 pro. O Jack and Eleanor Ferguson's son Ron and wife, Shirley, from Portland were in the valley to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. 0 Family and friends gath- ered Sunday afternoon at Shawn and Jodel Thatcher's house to surprise an unsus- pecting Loretta for her birth- day. Loretta and Don's son Shannon, and wife, Kendra 0NE 0F 6RFATFZr INNOVATIONS HAS BEEN AIDE A LONG, IDNG TIME AJO1 Stronger than our equipment, more innovative than any technology, are the relationships we have with our customers. Please join us to celebrate this long-lasting partnership. Date: Tuesday, December 15th TLme: 11:00 AM -- 1:30 PM Place: S&G Machinery Co. North Highway 30 Baker City Lunch by Baker County CatUewomen and daughter, Alicia, of Eu- gene were in Halfway to suprise morn, as well as son Scott, wife Diana and chil- dren Danielle and Zack of Baker City. Past Halfway residents Sunny and Paul Daniels of North Powder were present, as well as many other local friends. Everyone had a wonderful time and thevisit- ing went on and on... If you are wondering what the Bingo pot is, Bob Chastain, our unofficial liason with that group, re- ports it's beginning to look pretty interesting at $90. Wouldn't that make a nice Christmas present? Come on out and try your luck at the VFW hall on Friday nights at 7pm. Homestead Rocked During Storm Larry and Jackie Stanton, of Home- stead, were treated to a rock and roll con- cert of a very differ- ent kind last week. Homestead Creek made a deafening sound as it rushed past their home, 300 hundred feet away. Large boulders came crashing down with muddy, turbulent water, dur- ing a rain storm. According to Larry, the boulders were so numerous and big that they literally rocked the road as they rumbled through the new six foot culvert put in under Homestead Road this year by Idaho Power. Home- stead Creek went from a little 10 foot wide trench to about a 50 foot wide gash as it en- tered the reservoir. Thank- fully, dropping temperatures in the higher elevations slowed the water down and things returned to normal the next day. "It's amazing how much power water has," Stanton recalled. Idaho Power reported high winds at Brownlee Dam, but no weather related incidents or damage. Students Swing! A number of lucky Pine Eagle High School band mem- bers traveled to Boise, Idaho last week to expand their musical horizons. The stu- dents, along with art and music teachers Mrs. Godwin and Mrs. Swanson, attended a swing band concert at the Bank of America Center. The Brian Setzer Swing Band, known for their music in cur- rent GAP commercials, thrilled the audience with their infectious beat. "It was very cool," said Heidi Young, a flute player in the Pine Eagle band. "It was really fun. It helps us to see live performances." The students also watched swing dancing to recorded music before the concert and to the live music. The trip was quite an excursion, be- ginning at noon and ending well after midnight. A special thanks to these dedicated teachers who give their time and energy to make this kind of enhancement available to area students. Thank You I want to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, calls, prayers, and thoughtfulness during my stay in the hospi- tal and since I've been home. A special thank you to the Half- wayAmbulance crew and EMTs, and to the St. Elizabeth Hospi- tal and staff. There are not enough words to express how much appreciation goes out to all of you. Thanks again! God bless each and every one of you, Charlene Woollett Share Your We are EXPANDING! Our new Computer Department offers a full line of service and sales. Brand New Computer System Internet-ready and packed with power for $895. Stop by and try one out! COORDINATIONS, INC. 114 East Record, Halfway, OR 97834 541/742-6258 People News We are almost to- tally dependent on our readers for mate- rial to fill the People Page. Contribute to the Journal's People Page by calling 742-7900 to reach the main office in Halfway, or 893- 6205 to reach our" Eagle Valley corre- spondent, Isla Graven. Share your news with theHells Canyon Journal, and we'll happily share it with the rest of our read-