Jennie K. Hanson
Are there any families in the area willing to host an exchange student from Malaysia, Jia Yeh, from January until a week after school is out? Her interests include climbing, cross-country running, camping, writing, reading and yoga.
How often do you get to celebrate a birthday for a woman who turns 102? Well, you can with Ailie Costello from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Villa Vista in Cromwell. Ailie is as clever as ever and we wish her the best in the years to come.
A man with an 'attitude of gratitude,' I continue to be grateful for his positive spirit. 'Pretty good' is a great way to view the world."
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Audrey Olbekson, who died on November 8th, 2017. Her memorial service will be held at the Catholic Church between Cromwell and Wright on November 20th. Elisabeth and Andrew Kachinske, children of Sara and Jake, were recently confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wright. God Bless them on their faith journey.
We will continue to evaluate our needs as a district, and look for viable solutions. We look forward to your continued support and involvement." The Cromwell-Wright football team lost Stephen-Argyle in the state tournament quarterfinals, but they can really be proud of their Section 5 championship.
Seems the first snowfall is always enjoyed by so many of our kids and grownup kids, too. Now, all we have to do is put up with it and the colder temperatures for the next few months. Congratulations to Dardanell "Beanie" Randa who was featured in the Pine Journal's Volunteer Spotlight Nov. 2 for all her work at the Area Clothing Depot in Cromwell.
While there, we took a city tour with a step-on guide and toured the Kennedy assassination site and museum, then to Fort Worth for a few hours at the stockyards. We toured the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum in Austin
According to some weather experts, we will have a colder and snowier winter than usual. A beautiful and meaningful memorial service was held Oct. 18 for Konnie Smith Webb. There was so much love and thoughtfulness in the service and afterwards at the luncheon.
The Area Clothing Depot is having a "Coat and Sweater" Giveaway Oct. 24 through Nov. 4, featuring one free coat and three sweaters per person per visit. Donations of coats and sweaters are also welcome. Recently several large furniture items were dropped off at the Clothing Depot. Please do not drop off large items because the depot has to pay to get rid of them.
I heard that hundreds of folks took a ride through Jay Cooke State Park this past week as the whole road was opened up after the devastating floods of 2012. There were over 80 washouts along that road and now they have all been repaired.