Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 20, 1977 · Page 3
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 20, 1977
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Tuesday. December 20. 1977 HOPK i,\KK.> >T.-\r Page Three Living Together And Proud of it By Abigail Van Buren '977 by The Chicago Tribune N y N« ws Sync) Inc. DEAR ABBY: Today I received a printed announcement in the mail from out-of-state, giving the woman's and man's names, and the date that they entered into a "cohabitational contract." They enclosed a handwritten message stating that in lieu of a civil or religious ceremony, the ceremony was witnessed by many close friends and family. I've never heard of this, have you? Is this equivalent to a marriage? Or is it just an announcement that two people are living together? If it's just an announcement that they're living together is a gift in order? NEWS TO ME DEAR NEWS: A cohabitational contract is not a marriage ; so a wedding gift is not in order. However, if you want to give them a "cohabit" gift, it's up to you. (But I'd advise against having it monogrammed.) DEAR ABBY: My next door neighbor, Mrs. A., has children about the ages of mine, and our children play together constantly at either my house or hers. It seems the only way Mrs. A. can make her children mind is to tell them if they aren't good she will call a policeman. It's none of my business how Mrs. A. raises her children, but I don't want my children to grow up being afraid of policemen. Should I say something to her? And if so, how do I put it without getting her mad at me? NEXT DOOR MOTHER DEAR MOTHER: Tell her that children should be taught to regard policemen as their friends because if children should be lost, or hurt, or molested, they should ask the nearest policeman for help. DEAR ABBY: I'm a fairly attractive 25-year-old unmarried woman. I have a good job, my own car, an apartment that I have furnished and decorated, and I've done my share of traveling. One day I may want to marry and have a family, but for the present, I like my life the way it is. So what's my problem? It's friends (and especially relatives) who think I'm lonely, or worse yet "miserable," because I'm not married. I know they mean well, but I wish they'd stop sending me their nephews, cousins and friends. So far none of them have been my type, and I have trouble getting rid of them once they meet me. It's not easy, for .me tq.lie,,,and I don't,like to hurt the feelings of people who thihk^they're-doing me a favor by having these "eligible" men call me. So how can I convince people that not all single women are dying to go out with just anyone? FUSSY DEAR FUSSY: Most single 25-year-old women would be tickled pink to meet an eligible man. If you don't want to spend an entire evening with someone who's not your type, you can always suggest a "coffee date," which need not last more than an hour. (You may not be his type, either.) Or you can always say no. CONFIDENTIAL TO PATTI EN WENATCHEE: If I could give a Gth-grader only one piece of advice, it would be? READ! In every library can be found a wealth of knowledge and pleasure. The wisdom of the ages, the best that has been thought and felt and said, awaits you. Sample it. Read for fun, for pleasure, for informationl You can live for a little while in another century, in another country—all through books. The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read. Problems? Tell them to Abby. For a personal, unpublished reply, write Abby: Box 69700, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. GommuniTY CALEPIDAR Tuesday, December 20 A.A.R.P. will have a potluck Christmas dinner Tuesday, December 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Douglas Building. Ham will be furnished by the club. Entertainment will follow. Whitfield Masonic Lodge No. 239 will have a regular stated meeting Tuesday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge. December 20-22 UMY of the First United Methodist Church will have a live nativity scene on December 20 through 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening at the church. Wednesday, December 21 Kusln's Furniture Co. will be In charge of the community coffee Wednesday, December 21 at the Chamber of Commerce from 9:30 to 11 a.m. WITH A CHECK-UP AND A CHECK Rev. Ralph Hole guest of Council "Is Christmas commercialized? It's up to you". said Rev. Ralph Hale, pastor Hope First United Methodist Church, to Extension Homemakers at their Christmas Council Meeting. "The individual makes Christmas what he wants it to be," he said. "The most Important gifts are not affected by inflation. There is a shortage—only in our mind," said Frances Jones, Extension Human Relations Specialist, as she urged Extension Homemakers to decorate their tree with individual gifts to share with others: vision, perseverance, courtesy, cheerful attitude, trust, enthusiasm, dependability, enjoying everyday little things, friendship, sincerity, patience, pride. "Your attitude sets the pattern for the day—you influence other perple by your example—give, don't keep these gifts;" the Human Relations Specialist admonished. Mrs. I.yle Allen, County E.H. Human Relations leader, in- natural beauty of the outdoors. The decorations highlighted the Women's news Mrs. Annette Rogers Phone 777-8841 troduced Mrs. Jones at a leader training meeting conducted prior to the county meeting and as speaker for the Council meeting. "Sound your notes of good cheer," encouraged Mrs. Ernest Graham, County E.H. Song Leader, as she led the homemakers in Christmas harmony. Centerville E.H. Club created a Christmas atmosphere in decorations prepared using the P.E.O. members entertain B.I.L.s with dinner Chapter AE, P.E.O. entertained their B.I.L.S with a Christmas dinner in the recreation room of the First United Methodist Church Thursday night. Decorations carried out the Christmas theme. The president, Mrs. Lynn Harris expressed her appreciation to the committees for the preparation and planning for the event. Christmas music was furnished by Mrs. Paul Henley with Mrs. B.C. Hyatt at the piano. Mrs. Billy McKenzie gave a story, "The Unexpected Christmas Gift." Following the program a "fun" initiation ceremony was conducted by Dr. Jim McKenzie and John R. Graves. The initiates were, Billy McKenzie, Ralph Hale and Harold Davis. TUESDAY Keep your life free from love of money and be content with what you have; for he has said, "I will never fail you nor forsake you." — Hebrews 13:5. "To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power." — George MacDonald, Scottish author. Coming and Going Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Copeland have returned home from five weeks in Pensacola, Fla. Mrs. Copeland suffered a broken hip in a fall when they "" first arrived there but is now reported to be progressing on schedule. The Albert Patton family attended graduation exercises Friday in Hot Springs for the Patton's daughter Naida, from the Rehabilitation Center. Naida majored in dressmaking and tailoring and received commendations for her work with the student council for two terms as secretary and one as vice- president. She also served as co-editor of the student paper, "Echo" and was picked as the October student of the month. While in school Naida had numerous poems published in the center's newspaper and participated in extracurricular activities and sang at many school functions. She is now preparing to open her own tailoring shop which she will call, "Freedoms Fashions." Treat kitchen to new cozies, coasters, covers By Joanne Schreiber NEW YORK—(NEA)— Kitchen gifts head the popularity list this season — everyone is spending more time in the kitchen and kitchen-decor is important. Here is a set of kitchen accessories you can make, using two standard sized pillowcases to make a quilted tea cozy, a two-sided casserole mitt, a set of padded coasters and a recipe- file cover. Use the attractive finished edges on the pillowcases for extra decorative punch. You also will need Stitch Witchery fusible material and tape and Thermolam multi-purpose fleece for padding and insulation, plus wide braid or bias tape to finish the edges. Make paper patterns for the items. Then cut out four sections for the tea cozy, two sections for each of the four coasters and two long sections plus four mitt sections for the casserole mitt. Cut two layers of fleece for the cozy pattern, four for the coaster pattern, one for the long section of the casserole mitt pattern and two mitt sections. Sandwich the fleece between two layers of fabric and machine quilt. (Ther- molam is chosen for a cushiony feel and good insulation. ) After sections are completed, use the fusible tape to fuse braid in place to cover raw edges and join sections. Make a small envelope to hold the coasters, but you need not add the Ther- molam. A small button tab holds the coasters in place. To cover the recipe file box, simply fuse the fabric directly to the box, using Stitch Witchery fusible material. With another set of pillowcases, you can use these general instructions to make covers for a blender, a mixer, a toaster or a coffee machine. For accurate fit, start with a paper pattern for each item. As a final touch, dress up the kitchen window with a shirred valance or crisp cafes. With any luck, you'll receive a loaf of horne-baked bread or a batch of cookies in return. (NEWSPAPEH ENTEHI'lllSE ASSN.) xrnas tape 1J TAKE TWO pillowcasetr and craft a set of kitchen accessories to brighten surroundings of cooks on your Yule list. Stitch Witchery fusible web helps join sections. Cover raw edges with braid. tables filled with a potluck of homemade dishes enjoyed at noon. Fellowship was encouraged through the name tags representing a Christmas postcard greeting prepared by the Baker E.H. Club. Christmas gifts were brought for the Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Arch Wylie, County E.H. president, kept a Christmas spirit present throughout the get-together. Bits O'Ncws * What happened to the once popular mood rings? * Years ago the Hope High School football team had a live mascot—a bobcat which was kept in the backyard of coach Foy Hammons at the residence on South Main where Mr. and Mrs. George Collins now live. Seeing the picture In yesterday's Star, of a local man with a bobcat which he had Wiled, brought this to mind. Ordinarily the bobcat doesn't get much sympathy but it seems two government agencies are involved with them this time—one trying to wipe them out (Interior Department) and the other (Endangered Species Scientific Authority) fighting to protect them. Meantime government trappers are killing the little predators to the tune of 2,559 in 1975 and 1,500 last year. At this rate Hope High School may never have a live mascot again! ^^ Yesterday was so warm and springlike that it didn't look at all out-of-season when Mrs. Cecil R. Faught brought in some narcissus to the Star office. She has been keeping the office decorated with beautiful roses and says she still has some rosebuds which she hopes do not get nipped when cold weather comes. * Lahroy Spates at Spates Florist gave us a nice story on the poinsettia and we promptly lost It. Maybe It will surface before next Christmas and we can share It with you— meantime here are some facts on polnsettlas we have gleaned from various papers. Just in time for Christmas comes assurance that the holiday favorite plant has been exonerated of charges that It Is poisonous. Seems it has previously been falsely accused and the Society of American Florists has given it a clean bill of health. Here are some tips for the care of the poinsettia: Keep them In a room with sufficient light; avoid any drafts or excess heat; keep In a place out of heavy traffic and out of the way of youngsters and animals; put In water-proof container to protect furnishings; water thoroughly when soil is dry to touch; always discard excess water; ideal temperatures should not exceed 72 degrees F. daytime and 60 degrees at night to prolong color of bracts. When bracts fade, cut back plant to eight Inches to grow as a foliage plant. It may be placed out of doors when outside temperature is warm. Avoid night temperatures below 50 degrees (F) through summer. Return to room for direct light six to eight hours dally and 60-70 degrees night tenj. peratures. For reflowering In winter, starting October 1 avoid artificial light at night. This is described as the closet treatment. Lightly loofah To get rid of rough, dead skin try using a loofah sponge while bathing, but use it gently on area.s close to the bone. The Night and the Angels,' devotion ot S.S. class party Mrs. Virgie Cunningham and Mrs. Rita Anderson entertained Tina Ambassador Sunday school class In Mrs. Cunningham's home for the class Christmas party. Mrs. Flora Harmon gave the opening invocation. "The Night and the Angels" was the title of Mrs. Owen Allen's devotion. Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Harmon, and Mrs. Doris Herring sang a spcctal. "Silent Night ." Gifts were exchanged around the Christmas tree by the nineteen present and $30 given by the group for missions. In closing members sang Christmas carols before refreshments were served. Bl RTHJ Holiday dinner attended by North Hempsteud EHC The North Hempstead Extension Homemakers Club celebrated their annual Christmas dinner by dining out at a Nashville restaurant with their husbands. It was a social evening with no business discussed. Those attending included Mr. and Mrs. Guy Green, Mrs. W.E. Street, Mrs. Louise Street, Mrs. Cleo Chlsm, Mr. and Mrs. Roy King, Mrs. Maude Tolleson, Mrs. Connie Raulerson, Mrs, W.A. CasUeberry and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Arnold. The club members will begin Because quick breads baked in a microwave oven do not brown in the way they do when baked in a conventional oven, it is a good iden to choose a recipe that yields a dark batter or dough. the new year by meeting at the home of Mrs. Chtsm on January 9 at 7 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith of Murfreesboro announce the adoption of a daughter, Crystal Michelle, who was born on October 21. (Mrs. Smith Is th« former Brenda Wilson of Blevlm.) Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. TJ\. Smith of Hope and Mrs. Undo Wilson and the late Mr. Wilson of Blevins. Rock ry Mound EEC has Christmas party in McMurtrey home Mrs. Verner McMurtrey hosted the Rocky Mound EH Club meeting at Its December meeting. "Away In the Manger" and "Silent Night" were sung at the beginning of the meeting. Mrs. H.B. San ford read a poem before Mrs. McMurtrey brought a devotion about the Christ child. Mrs. Evelyn Recce won the door prize. Mrs. Helen Juris read a poem, "Greatest of Them All." Presenta were exchanged by secret pals and names drawn for next year. After games were played members were served refreshments by the hostess. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Helen Juris. Mrs. Anderson has Yule meeting d^ for 3rd district arts and crafts club Third District Arts and Crafts club had a Christmas meeting in the home of club member Mrs. Doris Anderson In Fulton. A manger scene on the lawn and a lighted tree and Santa decorated the front porch. Inside many colorful decora- tions, most of them handmade, were seen throughout the home. Mrs. James Voss read an inspiring Chlrstmas story, "The Gift of the Magi," by O'Henry, after a short business session. The members and their POLLYS POINTERS Polly Cramer Burlap makes rug bases By Folly Cramer POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAK POLLY — While cleaning out the basement I found a lot of large clean burlap bags that are In good condition. They must be good for something but I cannot think what. Any suggestions? — MARGA- DEAR MARGARET — Heavy closely woven burlap bags can be used for the base for hooking rugs. Burlap also makes a good lining for crocheted or needlepoint rugs. I have seen burlap wall hangings embroidered with quite smart designs done in wool. I am sure the readers will be coming forth with many suggestions as they are always so generous about sharing with others. — POLLY. DEAR POLLY — I disagree with Ethel about rubbing potatoes for baking with fine steel wool, since when using it for other purposes I have gotten small pieces in my fingers. Why wouldn't the same thing happen with potatoes? I use a plastic ball for such scrubbing and rt works fine. — MRS.G.W. DEAR POLLY — My Pet Peeve is to make a hurried stop at the grocery for just one or two things and then find someone ahead of me in the express lane with more items than specified for that line. My blood pressure really goes up when that party waits untill the checker states the amount of her bill and then she gets out her checkbook and leisurely fills out the entire check while those behind her fume. The check should have been written with only the amount left blank. Her time may not be valuable but it often is to those waiting behind her. — EDITH. DEAR POLLY — I^st week when scrubbing my floor I got tired of rubbing off the black heel murks until I had a bright idea. I made the marks good and wet and then used an eraser to erase them. This really saved time and energy. — GAIL. DEAR POLLY — I use a long white child's sock on my rolling pin when rolling pie crust and the job is much easier. We make popcorn taste even better by using seasoning salt on it instead of regular salt and It also adds a pretty pinkish glow. - MHS.R.C. DEAR POLLY — A little red food coloring added to the water used for watering geraniums gives them a nicer brighter color when they bloom. When scraping new potatoes soak them in fairly warm water for a few minutes and find they scrape faster and better. — MRS.O.W. DEAR POLLY — To remove labels from jars and bottles I lay a dripping wet dish cloth over the jars that I have put in the sink. I leave them for about an hour and the labels hft right off. I use such jars for many things. — MKS.H.P. spouses and two other guests were served the traditional Christmas dinner. Surprise guests, Santa Claus (Mrs. Anderson) and Mrs. Claus (Jerry Jones) appeared after dinner and read some letters from members and then Santa delivered "crazy" gifts. It was announced that Billy Dan Jones will conduct a woodcarvlng class January 15 1078. ' ' You can crush vanilla wafers several ways when you want to use the crumbs for a pie crust or In some other dessert. Use an electric blender; or drop the wafers Into a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin; or crumb the wafers in an electric food processor or In an electric or hand-operated food grinder. ,Norman V. Peak says: "All of us arc surrounded by people who need un- r iderstandlng and love. When \ If you give that, you will j| T, receive It in return. The two I jj most powerful healing u ? forces in human relations , AJ are understanding and love. ^They work wonders." (NKWSIMI'KK KNTKIU'HJSE ASSN.) HOSPITAL ****** NOTES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, ADMITTED: Captonia Smith, Hope; Mrs. Dee Tollett, Nashville; Wayne Boyette, Washington. DISMISSED: Clyde Snelgrove, Edna Davis, Ola Burns, all of Hope; Mrs. Willie Lee Green and baby girl, Ozan; George Borsenburger, Me- Casklll. —Want ads work wonders Saenger THEATRE TONITE -WEDNESDAY PAM GRIER IN "BUCK TOWN" AND "COFFY" fi VI I m 01 3 At this time of the year, with ?: everyone we know rushing 'j •0 about trying to do several F things at one time, it might r U be well for us to clip this and ^ Hcarry It In our pocket and rj read it often. jOne sure way of showing f I your love Is In a personal f jglft. And that Is exactly f i where we can be of great [help... For HER, the one who does ^ (the most for you...a new 1 I party dress to wear after ! Christmas...because the j week in between IK always full to the brim and every female wants something i new to see the old year out I and the New Year In... 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