Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 23, 1977 · Page 15
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 15

Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1977
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Friday, December 23, 1977 Pets IIOPK <AKK.» STAH 3B are a true gift of love and joy What could be more charming, more loving, more special than opening up a basket on Christmas morning to discover a cute little puppy or kitten all decked out in ribbons, right? Wrong! The idea is truly delightful, yes, and would surely be the dream come true of almost any child. But the truth is that there is probably nothing so cruel and shattering to a young animal than to be thrust into the midst of a hustling, noisy, excited family group! Just imagine picture- bulbs flashing mercilessly into frightened little eyes, everyone grabbing to be the next to hold the adorable new arrival. You would never do it to a newborn baby — so why should a defenseless little pet be any different? Your pet needs time to slowly and gently adjust to his new surroundings. Even though you may buy him already housebroken or paper-trained, he needs some tlnic to get used to his new schedule. This matter Is even further complicated by the fact that many pet shops, unfortunately, sell pups and kittens before they are really ready to be 'taken from their mother. The little babies find themselves prematurely weaned and surrounded by huge human creatures A pet is probably the best gift anyone can give to a growing child. As they grow togther, the child learns the meaning or responsibility, of giving love, of kindness and the importance of gentleness. But these are lessons which the child must learn through patient practice. If you are planning to give your children a pet for Christmas, bring It home a few days before Christmas. The tremendous thrill of having a new member of the household will not be diminished even If it does arrive a little ahead of Santa's other presents. This way, your pet will have time to quietly and lovingly adjust to his new home — his new feeding habits, his new sleeping place, his new friends — without all of the clamor that comes with Christmas. Remember the true Christmas spirit of love, and think of your new little pet with all of the gentle consideration he deserves. It will make for a inerrier Christmas for all! HOLY, HOLY May the holy, blessed meaning of the birth of our Savior divell in your heart. In that spirit, we sa\ thanks. \ A '",. j> -X LaGRONE WILLIAMS HARDWARE 119$. Elm Hope, Ark. 777-311 i II ••• Ill IB— ._ - — r ,._i,j— - a St. Nick! A new, free booklet cram-packed with help- information on toy selection is available free from Schaper Manufacturing, a leading U.S. toymaker. The booklet includes a wide variety of information that's sure to help parents pick presents better as they dasli through department stores, toy stores and discount houses to make those last-minute gift buying decisions. For your free copy of "Toy Tips: To be a Better Santa," send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Schaper, P.O. Box 323, Radio City Station, New York City 10019. It's a magical season, filled with dreams come true! Hope your holiday's brimming with smiles and laughter! 208 EAST SECOND HOPE, ARK PHONE 777-6836 May Santa bring you your heart's desire —you deserve nothing but the best! o/ Better VahusA Wishing you Happy Holidays as Christmas lights the world! Thanks all. EL MATADOR RESTAURANT The Pendergrafts The spirit remember It's Christmas Evp. and no matter how blase or sophisticated one tries to be, the heart beats a trifle faster and the cheeks flush with excitement. These are the anxious moments of "whom did I forget?" and "did I remember to put that special card inside his her package?" and "I hope every- of Christmas is for all: those less fortunate ** thir.t: will K-< right " This should ;ilso be tlv time to remember those less fortun,i(r friends in the hospital, friends who have recently lost a loved one. friends who are polni? through a tryinj; period. The Christmas spirit should spread out and encompass the whole com- munitv, Phone someone who ;r..\y be lonely. Pay a short visit to someone who is ivnflned to Ivd or is un- ahie to leave the house. And give ,1 eheery smile and a happy "Merry Christmas" to those who svork so that others may enjoy this day. That's the spirit of Christmas We're never to busy to pause and wish you the best for this holiday season. Thank you for letting us serve you SONIC DRIVE-IN u HAPPY EATING Hope, Ark LILLARD & HEANNETTE WINTERS This snowman's sliding down to wish you all a jolly good Christmas! Hop* it's a merry one! DEAN'S FRIENDSHIP INN AND EMPLOYEES HWY29N4I-30 777-4665 HOPE, ARK 777-4205 I A »«aion fHlod with taughtor and joy ... friendship and peace. That'i what we're wiihing all our friends both near and far! And for your loyal patronage accept our warmest thanks... sincere appreciation. Being able to servo you has made our holidays happy and bright. Sue Lyne's 112 W. 2nd. Hope, Ark. We at the Anderson-Frazier Insurance Agency take this opportunity to wish you a joyous and Merry Christmas. P) ~***s (^A^-t<A^ ANDERSON-FRAZIER INSURANCE A£ENCY, INC. Comer - Second & Moin (&01) 777-3481 Hope, Arkantos 71901

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