JOHN DAY - The Christmas star shines brightly from atop Mt. Vernon peak. How beautiful! Thank you Oregon Telephone Company.

Bob McCauley was the announcer Monday, Dec. 11, as Carryl was out of town. Valley View Assisted Living personnel served the meal of baked fish, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, specialty breads and cookies.

The flag salute was led by Kristi Moore and Ben Luethe asked the blessing.

Len's certificate was won by Anna Aleriria.

Thursday's, the 14th and 21st, are planned. To avoid confusion and noise it has been requested to be early. Programs will start at 11 a.m., if you could be through the registration desk and seat by 11 a.m., it would be much more enjoyable for the audience, as well as the entertainers. Come join, enjoy the festivities and oven-fried chicken.

Julie Reynolds' students did skits and songs. Julie always has very talented actors and singers. Thank you, Julie and entertainers, it was great!

Thursday, Dec. 21, the inspirational singing of members of Bible Way Church will entertain with song. Please be early for this group.

Dec. 21, Christmas dinner will be ham with all the trimmings.

Then on the 28th, ham and beans will be served.

The Center will be closed Christmas Day and also New Year's Day.

Thursday the 14th, oven-fried chicken was served by members of the Mt. Vernon Grange. Oregon Trail Electric furnished the entree.

Bob McCauley led the flag salute and Pastor Cheadle asked the blessing.

Thelma Temple was wished a happy birthday and received a bouquet.

Stella McCauley received a Chester's certificate.

Bingo game Wednesday night was exciting for Eulala Herbert, winning the blackout game to a tune of $580. Olivia Cornell won a $20 jackpot. Callers were Bob Larkin and Carolyn Cornell.

Thanks to everyone who in any way contributes to the Center, and especially Julie Reynolds and the group from Grant Union who entertained. It was great and so enjoyable.

? Look for something wonderful and it will happen. Merry Christmas!

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