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We enjoyed a good Christmas program at New Mansion Church last Sunday night. Several skits were performed along with the Nativity and some special songs. “Happy Birthday Jesus” was sung by a beautiful little angel in the form of Heidi Todd, and “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” was performed bluegrass style by the “Carson Family” in the main play, aka the Crouch family.
There are several churches in the area that will have their Christmas programs this next week, so call around and find one to go to, it really helps me to stay in the Christmas spirit and slow down and enjoy the season. If you know me, you know I don’t have much trouble slowing down anyway!
Basketball continues this week when both the girls and boys play at Sparta on Friday, December 15, and again both teams play at Niangua on Monday night, December 19. There is no more games this year, but will resume after Christmas break in January.
Not much news this week and I am pressed for time today, so will try to do better next week.
Birthdays: Dec. 15: Shawnya Anderson, Nikki Combs, Danielle Groff, Kelly Horner, Jeanette Johnson, Chris Whittaker; Dec. 16: Paulette Combs, Jake Mooney; Dec. 17: Marge Combs, Sierra Rentfro; Dec. 18: Katie Reece, Kenyon Whittaker; Dec. 19: Alva Johnson, Kenneth Sims, Maxine Mason; Dec. 20: Ron Alstatt, Jessi Laughlin, Melissa McCleary, Jarell Yeary.
Anniversaries: Dec. 19: Bob and Sue Birdsong, Kenton and Linda Wiggins.