A neighborly work party was seen helping out at the Challis place splitting wood and stacking it, getting it ready for the winter. Richard is unable to do any of that kind of work. Helping out were Dean Dean, David Lynn, Ed and Annie Novac and Carl Peterson. Thanks to all who helped.

Sue Zeller is quitting the butchering business and is selling all of her profession equipment including meat saw, grinder, tenderizer/cuber, slicer and scale. If you are interested call her at 541-828-7786.

Connie would like to express her thanks to the Kingstons for being good neighbors and giving her mom a ride home the other night when she had a flat tire on her truck. They live on Grizz's property in Troy.

A dinner party was held at Iris Mallory's residence the other night. Guests were Bonnie Pierce, Orvis Moore, Keith Richman and Lila and Lowell Moore. The three men sat in the kitchen and talked (we don't know what about) while us women were in the front room.

BOOK REVIEW: New to the library is "The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse," featuring Hank the Cowdog. Hank is a favorite of all our children and in this episode things are looking pretty bleak for Hank. First he gets sick on poisoned bacon grease and accidentally trips Sally May. But when Tureto, the killer stud horse, breaks free and charges at the girls, Hank knows it's up to him to protect them. Kids, don't forget this book. It is good.

The Troy students are practicing for their Christmas program. It will be Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. These kids are good, so don't forget to be there.

Thanksgiving Day was Sue Zeller's birthday (Happy Birthday, Sue). She and daughter Connie had a nice quiet day.

Open house at the Carlson's was last Sunday, when friend and neighbors were there for finger food, games and lots of visiting. Friends from Troy, Anatone and Clarkston visited.

The Christmas party at Shilo Oasis will be Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish, and there will be a gift exchange of not more than $10 in value. This is an annual event so don't miss out. It is lots of fun.

Carl Pederson has his new fishing boat, named "Last Dance." His grandchildren were there on the boat Thanksgiving at Bellingham, Wash. He will take the boat over to Port Angeles to get it ready and outfitted for fishing. Then he will be on his way to Alaska to fish.

Dean Dean had surgery on his right shoulder Dec. 3 and is now recovering. Don't swing that arm so hard when you are fishing, Dean.

News from the Morgans in New Mexico: Jim had a pacemaker put in and he is doing fine. It was a big success for Jim.

Dick and Rene Challis went in to Enterprise to see Dick's mom. Esther is 97 years old and is a nursing home there.

Warren, the Shilo Ranch foreman, was in town and is working on his log cabin. He is trying to get the roof on before winter.

Chris and Ray Garren were guests at our house Sunday eve and we opened a package of sauerkraut the hunters brought us. We used venison sausage and a can of beer on the kraut. Oh, it was good. If you have never tried it, you are missing out.

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