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The Adams County Record Cambridge Senior Chatter Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Page 9 Let the spirit move you Where is the snow? I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm really tired of mud. My poor horses are ankle deep in mud; the only ones who truly seem to be enjoying all this moisture are my geese who are happily navigating between mud puddles (I guess that's why they are called water fowl). I know it's not winter yet on the calendar, but I can hardly wait for it to get here. I know l'm being selfish and that we really do need the .rain, not only for crops and to replenish the aquifer, but what can I say, I'm only human and we humans complain about everything. q-hat's enough from me this morning about my gripes. Are you planning on going to the Upper Country singer's concert on Sunday? It's a "don't want to miss" kind of event and I hope that there will be a great turn out this year. The people involved in the choir practice many hours, both at their regular Monday night practices, but also on their own, just to learn the music. It's a free concert, but donation baskets will be on the tables in case the spirit moves you to contribute. These contributions allow the UCS to purchase new music for the following year, so I hope you will let the "Spirit" move your hand to your pocketbook in support of this very by ]anice Vuich Cawyer -- 257-3358 deserving group. Enjoy. the concert; it's a beautiful beginning to the Christmas season. On December 11 we will be taking our regular trip to Ontario for shopping and then we will try a trip to NamRa on December 18th if there are enough people signed up to go. Christmas is right around the corner and this might of interest to you ASAP, so I can schedule a driver for the trip. This month's foot clinic will be held on Tuesday, December 18th. In January the cost for the foot clinic will g9 up to $20 for this service. The center will be closed December 26th for Christmas, and our food pantry will be on December 27th from 3 to 4 pm. We be a great time for last will be serving again on minute shopping. Please Friday, December 28th. give me a call if this trip is And that is the schedule for the rest of December. I'm thinking that Candy is going to take a break from exercising for the entire month of December since it's such a busy month with the holidays. I will let you know for sure next week. This week she is playing Grandmother to her newest grandbaby in Lewiston. I hope you have a great week and keep smiling, it's contagious and it chases the blues away! Pay it forward The expression "pay grandchildren, peers, it forward" is used to family and neighbors that describe the concept of would be great! Teens are asking the beneficiary of contacting organizations a good deed to repay it to and businesses. others instead of to the During the week, do original benefactor! something for 3 people SADD (Students Against (with or without their Destructive Decisions) are knowledge) For those that organizing a week of "Pay will know, ask them to "pay it Forward, based on the it forward" to 3 others. movie. It is their hope and If you talk to your plan that everyone in the children about the week, school and community suggest age appropriate will get involved Dec things they might do. 10-17! Here are some examples: If you have time to talk Help an elderly neighbor it over with your children, put up Christmas decorations. Take a food basket to a needy family. Volunteer for a Saturday at the Thrifty Store. Make Christmas cookies for a shut in. Grocery shop for a shut in. Call the EMT'S and volunteer to clean or help at the EMS building. Rake leaves for someone who did not get it done. Clean and vacuum the family car. Volunteer. at the museum. Volunteer at the Visitor Center. Arrange to have you or your family adopt 2 miles of highway, under the adopt a highway program. Leave. a surprise gift for a neighbor, grandparent, police officer, church friend, co-worker, etc. Volunteer at the library on Saturday or after school. Leave a very generous tip for a tired cook or waitress. Find someone who always seems to be alone and be their friend. If you are an adult, take them to lunch. Find a family who cannot afford to buy a Christmas tree or permit, and help them get one. Find someone who Pastor's Corner Christmas Lights by Les Sheneberger Well, they're going up everywhere Spreading cheer with quite a flare Big and small are placed with care Holiday wishes glowing to share. Blue and yellow, red and green, Contrasting darkness in between Reflecting off the snow's pure sheen. Making the brightest Christmas scene Year to year their numbers grow, And skills increase to place them SO That in the darkness they will glow Against the night of human woe. As I sat down to think about this but financial needs, fractured rela- tionships, sickness, and death don't take holidays. These events bring a darkness to the human soul that is especially felt during the holidays. And this year I am aware of a lot of people who are hurting. But one of our neighbors with faithful punctuality has begun to put up his Christmas lights anyway. And in the blackness of the night they have shined with stark brilliance. The reflective glow off the dark foliage brightens the scene, and because his home is on the slope above town it shines out encouragement over our column, I wondered, how the spirit "Community that Cares." of holiday joy can come in the black- ness of circumstances that bring despair? "Tis the season to be jolly our personal midnight that real .hope comes when we see a light. And Jesus said in John 8:12, "I am the Light [the ONLY real Light] of the world, he who follows Me will not walk [conduct his life] in the darkness, but shall have the light of [everlasting] life." If your life is dark right now, con- sider inviting "this Light" to become a part of your life's journey. Then you may sing with Debbie Boone: "You light up my life, You give me hope to carry on, You light up my days and fill my nights with song, It can't be wrong when it feels so Then I realized that it takes dark- right. ness for lights to be meaningful and 'Cause You [Lord Jesus] .... You beautiful. It's against the blackness of light up my life!" is really struggling this season and buy them 10 gallons of gas or maybe a cup of coffee. Write a letter to a local person serving in the military. Crochet a hat for a child. Cook a meal for your family. Read to a younger child daily. Buy a small gift certificate to the Thrifty Store and secretly give it to someone who could use it. Clean out your closet and take the gently worn winter things to the Thrifty Store. Organize a group of friends to find a veteran who is having difficulty getting around and go visit - ask Mrs. Ogden for a list of veterans who could use some help. Find a teacher who is overwhelmed with grading papers and volunteer to help 1 day after school. Bring a can of hot chocolate mix for Mrs. Parker's room. (There are often times that she provides hot chocolate for people.) Buy from a local merchant and let them know you are glad they provide their services for the community. Find someone who has trouble getting out and offer to take their recycle items to the recycle center. If you have Questions, please feel free to contact Fran Ogden at the Council High School, or watch for additional information in your local newspaper. Council Valley Free Librai T Book Shelf New Books at the Council Library Adult fiction Hidden by EC. Cast The Giving Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini Poseidon's Arrow by Clive Cussler The Last Man by Vince Fiynn Bloodline by Felix Francis Gardenias for Breakfast by Robin Gunn A Fools Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery Nightingale Way by Emily March Non-Fiction Reverse Diabetes Forever by Readers Digest The Finish by Mark Bowden 1000 Gluten Free Recipes by Carol Fenster Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne Family AFFORDA] FULL Barn to Monday Dimnsional lumber available-- x6, 2x8, 2xlO, uglas Fw. trim 99 'ck ru,|s, ha'lql Best SelectitB liable Bulk series of nails 8 ABS & PVC Door Custom pre-hung, bipass, wood Western Window vs by the lb.  fittings es, bifolds, w core. st standard stom sizes. CHILDREN! Ckeck it o00t!! bSS Technician i i Ins,de Adams County Health Center I  205 N. 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