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Marie Smith Lowell, Syringa 926-4430

LOWELL/SYRINGA — One more newsy report from the communities of Lowell and Syringa. The month of January is almost behind us, the Super Bowl is right around the corner, and nobody is turning 70 this week. We have warm weather, we have cougar hunters, we have mud and slush, and we are happy within ourselves, and satisfied with our world, and welcome to it.

It’s the time of year where I am scraping the bottom of the barrel for news.

The million pillowcase challenge on “Sewing with Nancy” (PBS) has made more than 4,000 pillowcases, the highway cleanup will take place a little later in the early spring, lunch will be served, and Max Smith, at 16 months is up to 32 words. One of the new ones, believe it or not is no!

We have a salvage timber sale being put to work on the Selway River. Last Saturday there were helicopters flying over the confluence all day, might have been Lifeflight, but probably checking out the burn area. The Lochsa didn’t have a fire, but they are planning to work on fire maintenance, to help prevent fires in the future.

Nobody came down my driveway and swooped me up for a trip to Vegas, but some nice e-mails came in last week to wish me best wishes, and compliment my articles, and I appreciate every one! Better than a trip to Vegas.

Thank you to Butch Alford, publisher of the Lewiston Tribune, we will plan a trip maybe next year, and he sez he reads my articles each week. OMG, I‘m going to use spell check more often. Kathy Hedberg, she’s a writer and columnist extraordinaire, also longtime friend, we plan to do lunch soon. Also Laura Smith, USFS Public Affairs Specialist, up in Grangeville, offered to pick me up in her Dodge Challenger, but there was no promise of gambling money. She has two grandchildren, Kingsley Owen (3) and Jovie Ann (1), and she has such a great time with their many new antics and discoveries, she surely “gets” the MERM quotes. A nice lady named Katherine, sent a note of praise, that’s all I need to keep me on a roll. Thanks to all my Facebook friends, my birth mates, Carroll Ann Kimsey and Luci Lee. Mike and I had a birthday lunch with Marty, Dani and Max Smith, cause Max goes to bed at 7ish, and a birthday dinner after basketball practice, Chinese takeout, “don’t worry about the gluten for one meal,” with Mike Jr., Lara, Miss Martha, Miss Ella, Miss Ruth and Miss Maddie, and when I finish this paragraph I’m going to save it so you can just use it as my obituary! I think it’s called too much information!

Quote from Miss Maddie, after the Chinese was all laid out on the table, enough food for the Russian Army, Maddie said, “Hey Nana, got any taquitos?”


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