Senior Center Chili Feed fundraiser will be held this Friday, April 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and the price is only $7 each. You’re invited to come enjoy a good meal and help support the Center.
 
Veterans’ Annual Breakfast fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 20, from 7:00 to 10:00 AM in the Midvale Veteran’s Hall. They will serve delicious “all you can eat” scrambled eggs, sausages, orange juice and coffee for $8.00 each. 
 
Midvale Library… Lead librarian Heather Dixon is   hospitalized while she recovers from a ruptured appendix and an emergency appendectomy on Friday. Heather won’t be returning to work for one to three weeks and we ask you to keep her  in your prayers. In the meantime, Bonnie Evans and Suzanne Ash will do an excellent job of keeping the library “up and running.”
 
The library’s “Crafter of the Month” for April is Beth Bramble, who has displayed her beautifully crocheted hats, mittens, baby blanket, head-bands, etc.
 
Glenda Castleberry was honored beautifully in a memorial service last week and her family sends the following message; “We are so grateful to such a great community for coming together and being so very wonderful to our family.”
 
Midvale School Happenings… A PTA planning meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 12, in the Multipurpose Room. Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to attend.
 
A track meet will be held at 4:00 PM in Payette on Friday, April 13. The annual Prom, with the theme “To the Moon,” will take place in Cambridge High School on Saturday, April 14, from 7:00 to 11:00 P.M. On Friday, April 20, there will be a track meet in Parma at 4:00 PM.
 
Micro-Bursts in Midvale... On Saturday, April 7, at least two micro-bursts hit the Midvale area.  When Ethel Jessup called this Monday morning, she was sitting in her lawn chair watching grandson Jared as he was “Delighting in chain-sawing up the large tree that fell harmlessly in their front yard.”
 
At Ethel’s suggestion, I called Trudy Morris of the Angel Camp Cowboy Church who reported that they heard a big tree crash down, missing their horse trailer by 15 inches!  Two hours later they didn’t hear the wind but did hear their shop coming down, thankfully sparing their truck and trailer.
 
From Doris Jean Dale...  “On Saturday, about 5:00 PM, I stepped out the back door of my garage and was hit by a micro-blast of wind. A 3x2 foot plywood board slammed the side of my face, hitting my jaw and knocking me down just where my wheel barrow had been with two shovels in it. The wheelbarrow disappeared after dumping the shovels in front of me. I was in a daze and didn’t exactly know what had happened. I think I may have been knocked out for a few seconds. I sat there and looked around a few minutes, saw the rain was about to hit, and scooted myself back thru’ the door into the garage. From there I scooted across the garage and pulled myself up with the railing by the stair steps.  Soon the wind calmed down and I was heading to the mailbox when I realized my jaw was hurting, and discovered it was bloody  On the way back to the house, I saw the sheet of plywood on the ground that had had been covering the air conditioner, which is usually held down with bricks, but I had removed them earlier. The bricks are back in place! The wheelbarrow ended up down by the garden area against a tree. Evidently the blast of wind hit the very minute I stepped out the door! I heard that Sarah Mikek’s wind meter read 55mph and I think the wind at my house might have been higher. I’m just glad I wasn’t facing the wind or I might not have any teeth. I’m praising God for that! 
 
 Coburns’ micro-burst  story is hardly worth mentioning, but it was still exciting when a tree limb, a little under two inches across, ripped loose and hit the window “butt first” next to Jack in his recliner. Thanks to the sturdy, double pane windows that Stacy McClary installed for us two years ago, no damage was done! 
 
There are more micro-blast stories out there, but I’ve been unable to reach those folks. Evidently they were still cleaning up the debris! We’ll catch them next week when things have calmed down.
 
Another Coburn Story…  Our 10th great-grandchild arrived on April 2, and his parents Ashley and Corey named him Nixon Jack, in Grandpa’s honor.   
   
Cell Phone Saga… Bonnie Evans was recently asked to help a neighbor “call” his cell phone that had fallen in the field. Since he didn’t have any idea what part of the field it dropped into, they walked over quite a bit of ground as she dialed her phone ten times. They finally heard his phone responding, dug quite a ways into the soil and retrieved it! Miracles do happen!