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Elk City News: Only deer, elk come out on Black Friday


Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452

— For those folks who left town for the Thanksgiving holiday, you missed out on the warmest Thanksgiving in memory. No snow, no rain, temperatures in the 60s, but almost feeling like the 70s in the sun. What seemed only a few short weeks ago to have the makings of a long, hard winter similar to seasons past, seems to have melted into a lingering fall of naked brush, brown carpet and the smell of newly cut Christmas trees

The only black Friday crowds ‘round here seemed to be the deer, the elk (not quite as skittish as a month ago) and a few flocks of turkeys. Saw some deer on my way into work Monday morning! Christmas is next and not having to shake every demur conical fir or spruce free of its white winter coat certainly has its advantages. Now if we can only get the outside lights up before the eaves drip.

The news this morning was of the large capitol Christmas tree heading down the road from NW Montana toward Washington D.C. Seems it may have been more appropriate if they had “harvested” one from one of the numerous burned over fire incidents of the past summer. Of course, it would have had to have been from the year before so the “salvage sale” could have been set up, but it would have at least demonstrated to the folks back east how the forests out west are being managed. A hundred-foot black stick with colored lights. Hmmmm!

Now is the time to turn our hearts and minds to the birth of the Savior. Let’s make this next holiday, not only about presents we give to each other, but about the present God gave to us!

Birthdays: Alyssa Stibal, Rebekah McManus, and Damian Hagaman.


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