The congregation of the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Chapel honored past Pastor Olin Adams and his wife, Donna, and present Pastor Ed Hepworth and his wife, Susan, for their dedication Sunday, Nov. 6. The members of the church presented them with a cake and expressed thanks for all the two couples have done for everyone over the years.
Olive Matus, owner of Creekside Steakhouse, called me and ask me to invite all Korean War veterans out to Creekside Monday, Nov. 14 at noon for lunch. She thought it would be nice for them to get together and swap stories with each other. Her brother, Richard Henry, is a Korean veteran.
Christopher Creek's Fall Community Cleanup is scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 12. This is an opportunity for residents to conveniently dispose of leaves, needles, sticks and limbs that have accumulated in yards. Fire Chief Ray Larsen will haul the debris away.
Debris should be stacked by the road for easy access. Do not bag the material, and plan to be available to help load the debris on the trailer.
To help, or if help is needed in loading, telephone Dave Ezzell at (928) 478-5066. Any help with loading debris and donations to the fire department to cover fuel costs will be greatly appreciated.
Mark your calendars for 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Residents are invited to gather at the fire hall to decorate the highway for Christmas. This is a major job, and much help is needed. A chili lunch for all the volunteers will be held after the job is completed, and everyone may bring their favorite chili to share. If you would like to see a specific decoration along the highway, purchase it and bring it as well. Just the right spot will be found for it. New decorations are always welcome, as are new people to help. It's a great way to meet your neighbors in the fire district and get in the holiday spirit.
Remember all those veterans we have lost and all those still with us on this Veterans Day. Our prayers are with them and with those who are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families.