Thanksgiving Blessings to All!  May your day be extra special as you gather to feast on turkey and all the trimmings and to enjoy the other family traditions in your home.  I’ll be looking forward to hearing the details from you for next week’s column.
 
Tri-Valley Titans…competed in the State Final Playoff in Middleton on Saturday and a crowd gathered along the highway in Midvale on a very chilly morning to send them off. During the wait, they were entertained by the nine cheerleaders who practiced their routines, maybe partly to keep warm? Everyone cheered and honked as the entourage passed by, escorted by two Washington County Sherriff’s cars. Many thanks to all of you who turned out to support the kids! We are extremely proud of the team!
 
A Reminder… The Upper Country Singers Concert will be held on Sunday, December 3, at 3:00 pm in the Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Cambridge. Be sure to make note of this event on your calendars!
 
Amy Warren hosted a small get-together last Wednesday in her and Jeff’s lovely new home in Cambridge in honor of Joanne Case who recently moved with husband Mike to Fruitland.  Eight guests brought their favorite potluck dishes to add to the delicious spread that Amy had prepared and everyone had a delightful afternoon eating, visiting, laughing and enjoying each other.
 
VFW and American Legion members had their monthly meeting on November 16 with wives and other guests attending. Refreshments consisting of coffee, cookies and doughnuts were served. Steve and Karen Nettleton’s seven great-grandchildren came up to provide a charming program honoring the veterans. They recited a patriotic poem and then led everyone in singing the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force anthems, gave each veteran a toy soldier and ended with the Pledge of Allegiance. Then the boys and girls walked through the room to shake hands with every veteran and thank them for their service. In return, the veterans thanked them for the wonderful program.
 
The Coburnsenjoyed being spoiled by daughters  April and Valerie on Saturday when they came up from Boise to clean half of our house from “stem to stern” and then took us out for lunch at the Cabin. They plan to return in a couple of weeks to clean the rest of the house. I include this item to encourage other families to help their parents or grandparents prepare for the holidays also. J
 
The Midvale Library was a very busy place this past week! On Wednesday evening Librarian Heather Dixon led a “Family Reading” event that included cutting out many construction paper leaves that were stacked on one of the padded seats. Then the youngsters took turns flopping onto the leaves, much as they do outdoors when leaf raking takes place in fall. It was a giggling, riotous and fun time!
 
Kathie Gladhart led a more sedate Story Hour the next day that featured a craft/snack the children made with small tortilla shells spread with peanut butter or cream cheese. They then added multi-colored fish crackers for feathers and black olives for eyes to make really cute and edible turkeys which were immediately eaten! And of course books were read and checked out at both library events! The next story hour will be on December 21.
 
The Midvale Harvest Dinner on Sunday was a big success with about 140 people filling the school cafeteria, enjoying a bounty of delicious food and visiting with each other. Many thanks to the following ladies and two men who set up, decorated the tables beautifully, prepared the basic menu, served and cleaned up; Bobbie Marvin, Crystel Baladez, Gloria and Bob Hodge, Lila Preston, Barbara McClay, Pauli Lewman, Shirley Williams, Doris Jean Dale and Morris Mattox.  The committee sends  “A thank you  to everyone who brought food. We really appreciate them!”  
 
The younger set enjoyed the day also. When Bronson Landreth was asked what his favorite food was, he replied “The green marshmallow thing.”  His little sisters Ruby and Lucy were having a good time also, but by then naptime was approaching.
 
Another mom, Jessie, was leaving with her little ones, four year old twins and a three year-old.  She told Skylar, Brantley and Taylor, “Don’t run away!” To which Skyler replied, “Then I’ll walk!”