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Sorry I missed the news last week, time just slipped up on me. Too much Christmas and lot of visitor. I suppose everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Folks were having Christmas all different days, so they could have all the families.

Darbee, Laynee, and Hazelee New from Haskell spent a few days with their grandparents, Dale and Carm Letz last weekend.

Danny and Phyllis Letz was among the many that attended the Christmas Special at the First United Methodist Church in Sagerton last Monday. On Tuesday, Phyllis met her sister, Laura Andress, in Haskell for lunch, a nice visit, and gift exchange. Later in the afternoon, she went to Abilene to take daughter, Jana Hinkle, and granddaughter, Deann Conner out to lunch and shopping.

Danny Letz and his band played at Buck's in Sweetwater last Saturday evening.

Matthew Williams, grandson of Peggy Klump Richards, was recently presented the Medal Of Honor by President Trump. He and his family were invited to attend the Christmas Party at the White House. What an honor. Peggy grew up in this community with her sisters, Hazel and LaVerne. Congratulations to the family.

Mike and Maxelle Baldree and their grandson, Duke Baldree, of Tuscola visited with me on Thursday the week before Christmas.

We had a wonderful Christmas celebration in the beautiful decorated home of Rita Stephens. Everyone enjoyed games, gifts, visiting, picture taking and plenty of food. Family present were from Prosper, Abilene, Tuscola, Sweetwater, Pensacola, Florida,

Hamby, and Old Glory. Had a great day.

Rylan Letz who recently moved here has now moved to Seattle, Washington for a new job. He is the son of Casey and Emery Letz.

My granddaughter and family, Sara and J G Heidenheimer, Zachary and Ryan from Pensacola, Florida visited with me on

Monday and we had dinner in Aspermont. They attended Christmas at Rita's on Sunday, and then visited with other relatives before going back.

On Tuesday, Glen and Helen Pierce celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at their home. Daughter, Jami Wilde from Knox City and her grandson, Crete Briggs, from Haskell brought lunch and a big beautiful cake. Others present were Kim Lowack and Kelly. Mittie Dunham visited early in the day,, but did not stay for lunch. Helen stated they received flowers, many cards and calls. Congratulations to Glen and Helen, that is a great honor to make that many years.

On Christmas Day Fred and Tami Baitz from Sagerton and Mary Letz of Rule visited with Glen and Helen.

Last Saturday, Mittie Dunham and Theresa Anderson went to Roby to attend the Christmas Celebration given by Tommy and

Gloria Self. Lot of musicians present played lot of great music. Mittie stated that she enjoyed visiting with folks she had not seen in a while. The large crowd enjoyed plenty of good food.

Sunday, Mittie met Theresa Anderson and Shirlene Sikes in Aspermont for lunch and gift exchange following church services.

The Old Glory Community Center was a busy place on the past Sunday afternoon as a family Christmas party was hosted by Sybil Hendrick and her daughter and husband, Jan and D P Harris all of OG. Attending were Kevin and Sara Kafer and son, Jayden Harms all of Abilene, Amy, Clark, Jake, Judson, and Jaxton from Sweetwater, (Jody had to work). Teddye and Tris Myers, Myka and Mabree of Aspermont, Deana Mitchell from Swenson, Julie Hull and River Hawkins both of Stanton, Kelly Bartley of Knox City and Bronc Hawkins of Aspermont. The group enjoyed games of Skip-Bo and Bingo, great fellowship and plenty of delicious food.

Monday, Mittie drove to Hamlin to enjoy Christmas in the home of her son and family, Rodney and Tracey Dunham. Their daughter,

Dusty and family of Ft Worth were there. Also Tracy's family, Eddie and Sammie Offield from Knox City, Kelly Offield from

Wichita Falls, Scooter Offield and family of Hamlin.

Tuesday, Mittie had Christmas with Gerral and Shelly Waldon. Also present were Shelly's son, Colton Hill and his friend, Kiana

Senna from Lubbock. Wednesday, Mittie had Christmas for her granddaughter, Sonja Dunham and her family from Abilene.

A large crowd attended the Christmas Program at the Faith Lutheran Church on Christmas Eve. The program was beautiful, and the refreshments following the program was very delicious.

I want to mention a few activities coming up in January.

Wednesday, January 8, the Multi County Retired Teachers and School Personnel will be meeting in the Home Economic Building at the Stamford High School for their luncheon and meeting at 11:30 A M. Mark your calendar. Volunteer hours are due on that day.

Monday, January 13, there will be a Senior Citizens Dance at the Old Glory Community Center from 7 P M to 10 P M with a live band and snacks will be served. Everyone is invited.

Thursday, January 16, the Hobby Club will be meeting at the Sagerton Community Center at 2 P M.

On Saturday, January 25, there will be a Musical at the Old Glory Community Center with the concession stand open at 5:30 PM and the program will follow at 6 PM. Be sure and mark your calendar.

Be looking forward to seeing all of you back.

Thought for the week: "If you keep waiting for just the right time, you may never begin. Begin now. Begin where you are with what you are."

Happy Birthday Wishes go to M'Lynn Johnson, Andrew Hertel, IonaBaldree, Robert Tribbey, Beverly Davis, Randy Wilks, Brian

Lehrmann, Jack Redd, Randy Schroenstedt, Jason and Jerel Serafine, Ruby Olso, Pat Gray, Doug McEwen, Clancy Lehrmann, and Joe San Stubbs. We wish you many more.

Anniversary greetings go to Trapper and Morgan Rae Dixon. Have a wonderful day.

I WISH EVERYONE A GREAT AND SAFE NEW YEAR.

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