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Lowell, Syringa News


Marie Smith Lowell, Syringa 926-4430

LOWELL/SYRINGA — Right this minute it is 9:10. a.m. and 11 seconds a.m. on 12-13-14, a very interesting date, but not as great as 012345, which happens to be my birthday!

Batten down the hatches, we have wind and rain in Lowell and Syringa this week, Arggggggggggggggggggg. Pirates would be dancing, ducks and geese are gloating! What happened to the soft fluffy Christmas snow? What happened to the sleigh bells and hot chocolate? Instead we have to get out our rain boots and tie a red ribbon around our umbrellas; it’s not a winter wonderland along the river. The good news is our Internet is working, as well as the electricity, the telephones, and we even have Facebook!

A Christmas program at the Life Center between Kooskia and Kamiah brought many neighbors together last Sunday; the Smith sisters were involved in the play that lifted everyone’s spirit for the holidays. Miss Madeline, Miss Luella and Miss Ruth Smith all took part and enjoyed the day with their friends and parents, Mike and Lara Smith, and older sis, Miss Martha. I enjoyed the program and seeing a lot of old friends and current neighbors, too. In that short trip to town it was nice to see John and Becky Swan, Larry Paul, Donna Loughran, Mike and Lisa Dominquez, Jim and Diane Gardiner, and many local folks just taking part in the whole meaning of Christmas. It was a special day for everyone. Dale and Jill Hauntz were busy working on that busy Sunday morning, always a nice couple who have been a plus to our community.

If anyone thinks they live a busy life, just log on to Becky Allen-Brotnov’s page, that woman (in Syringa) never has a moment off, she works, she fixes stuff, she visits folks, she helps people, she’s on her Internet, she cooks, she builds, she can pull a semi off the highway or sing at the crab feed. I don’t think there is anything that woman can’t do! I’m in awe. When I die, or retire, whichever comes first, I’m hoping she’ll take over this article because she knows what’s up at all times.

Miss Kameryn Beman is having a birthday this week. She’ll be 4-years-old on Dec. 17 and is a regular guest in Lowell coming up to visit her cousin, Max Smith, and Aunt Dani and Uncle Marty Smith. She is having a party up in Grangeville with a big cake and presents and all of the fun things that go along with a 4-year-old’s dreams! Happy birthday dear little Kameryn!

The MERMS are going a mile a minute with the festivities, band concerts, Christmas plays, and school programs for the holidays. They don’t have enough red tights to go around all four girls, their social agenda is full, but what fun it is to be in the madhouse leading up to the big event. Mr. Max is in the spirit too, he just doesn’t quite get it yet.


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