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MONUMENT – On Tuesday, Oct. 19, we had 38 diners here to enjoy

chili dogs, salad, fruit and delicious made-from-scratch cinnamon

rolls.

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   Our guests were Dan Clifford from La Pine and Andrea Officer

from Seneca. Andrea is also one of the ladies running for the

County Clerk position. After listening to, and reading about, all

four of the candidates, it makes it pretty difficult to choose just

one. Wouldn’t it be neat if we had that much of a choice for some

of the other offices?

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 Carolyn Stiles received the certificate from Chester’s Thriftway

and Jack D. Sweek got the free meal. 

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   Now if there’s anyone as confused as I am, I’ll explain. Jack D.

is our Jack’s oldest son; he was called “Doug” around here, then

when he went into the service, they called him Jack. And when he

came back after his dad was gone, he decided to just stay with

“Jack.”

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   That is his business and I’ll go along with it, but will still

use the “D” to keep me from being more confused than I already

am. 

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   Time is doing its annual race of passing way too fast. Here it

is almost Halloween! It makes me think of how we used to keep track

of time by whatever dance was coming up. Dayville had the

“Scotch-American,” which later was moved to Long Creek. Spray his

its “rodeo dance,” Monument rocked the hillsides with the “Gay

Nineties,” and Mitchell really got in the groove with two dances.

We had the “Firemen’s Ball” and the “Halloween” dance.

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   It was really fun. A lot of the grown-ups went in costume and

enjoyed themselves tremendously.

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   The last one I went to I dressed like an old homesteader,

complete with beard and mustache. I won the men’s prize for best

costume and had to dance with a well-known lady who had made

several trips by the trunks of several cars. She kept playing with

my beard and I was afraid it would fall off. 

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    She also wanted to wear my hat. I finally told her I was

bald-headed and was afraid of catching cold if I took my hat

off. 

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