The Sioux County Capital from Orange City, Iowa on December 23, 1971 · Page 4
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December 23, 1971

The Sioux County Capital from Orange City, Iowa · Page 4

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Christmas Spirit Spreads Its Joy Hy ANNA MAN(J "Merry Christmas, one and all." With this simple and sincere greeting, all the warmth and excitement of Christmas reaches its peak. In this community, as in cities and towns throughout the nation and around the world, days and weeks of list- making, gift-shopping, home- decorating, party-planning and Christmas-program-rehearsing are reaching a happy culmination. Families gather, Santa enters, church bells ring. Christmas arrives! Every year, Christmas seems to generate more eager anticipation, here and everywhere, with earlier and more enthusiastic planning — appropriately, for part of the spirit and the joy of Christmas is in the planning. The spirit of Christmas starts with thoughtfulness. It begins in the hearts of each of us. It grows with a hope, a wish, a prayer. It shows itself, outwardly, in such manifestations as merry songs and bountiful gifts, and in the festive decorations and glowing lights now adorning local streets and stores, homes and churches. It expresses itself, most deeply, in private devotions and in special services such as those scheduled by local churches. It is a spirit abounding in legend and lore, in customs and traditions honored through the years. And most of all,it is the spirit of rev- erence and joy that shepherds and wise men knew To capture that spirit is to keep Christmas truly and well for it enriches all the things this wonderful season stands for. For Children Christmas Is for children. Candles and cookies and all those holiday goodies, trees gaily adorned and brightly lighted, Santa's pack: stuffed with surprises — all these things are planned and prepared just for the children. Or at least, so the grownups say, and who's to doubt them? In a still more special way, Christmas Is for children. The manger scene in homes and churches ever reminds us that the Child born In Bethlehem was He who later said, "Suffer little children to come unto me." For Rejoicing Christmas is for rejoicing. Since first the herald angels sang, this rejoicing has most often found expression m music and song. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good wll toward men," the angels and wrapping of gifts, the packages heaped beneath the tree happily symbolize the spirit of Christmas. Even as the Wise Men gave of their most precious treasures, to honor Him, so people give generously at Christmas, and true generosity stems from thoughtful ness- giving with open heart as well as open hand. For Sharing Christmas is for sharing. Thus giving to the less fortunate is a traditional part of the Christmas spirit. Joy grows through sharing, says the holiday message, and sharing is most blessed when it extends not only to those near and dear but to those known only through their need. ow as in earliest times, the spirit of joy and wonder echoes anew in the hymns and carols of Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Karry Koopmans and three children and Clare Koopmans of LaPuento, Cal. are home for the Christmas holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bloemendaal and daughter from New York are expected to bring all the Charles Koopmans family home for Christmas Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Jahn will be home from Forest Park, Ga. He Is with the Army Depot in Atlanta. Mr. and Mrs. John Vlleg- er of Bellflower, Cal. are visiting relatives in the area. They came for the funeral of her father Laurence Hoefling which was Friday at Le Mars. For Giving Christmas Is for B.lvmg. The eagerness of children waiting for Santa, the excited plotting and Planning that goes into the choosing Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wierda left for Cal. to visit In the Bob Brunk home and with their son Lewis, Jr. at Santa Ana and other relatives. Henry Mouw will leave for Cal. to spend the remainder of the winter with his daughter and family. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kuiken and family of Sioux Center spent Wed. afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kulken. Mr. and Mrs. Afle Colenforander were supper guests Sun. evening, Rodney Vlieger Is a pat- lent in a Sioux City hospital and will have surgery this week. Arie Drost has taken over the shoe store of Gerrlt Zeu- tenhorst at Sioux Center. Rev. Van Koeverlnghad laryngitis and Rev. Gerald Mahlor of Sioux Center had charge of the evening service Sun. All students from Ames and Cedar Falls are home for the holidays. For Greetings Christmas continues as it begins, with "Merry Christmas, one and all." And as long as the spirit of this cheerful greeting prevails, Christmas never really ends. Yes, Christmas is for greetings, to family, friends and neighbors. "Merry Christmas, one and all," we say, and the spirit of Christmas lives forever in the words. In just this spirit, today's edition of this newspaper is one big Christmas card, filled with greetings from the business firms of the community, who take the opportunity to say "Merry Christmas, one and all," with special thanks to their patrons and friends. GAY GARLANDS On Nov. 20 the Gay Garlands 4-H elubheld their regular meeting In the Farm Bureau Building. The meeting began with Marcla Pennlngs explaining how she decorated a cake she made. This was followed by our special speaker, Mrs. Boeylnk, who gave us a few Ideas on cake decorating. After this our business meeting began with Carla Mulder who called the meeting to order and Nora De Haan who led the pledge to the U.S. Flag. Roll call, "One thing I learned during food and nutrition year" was answered by 19 members. The mothers were present as guests. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were then given and approved. For business we discussed the Christmas Party, Awards Banquet and county council candidate. The mothers present were then asked to think about becoming a 4-H leader since we are short one. Lunch was then served by Nora and Linda De Haan, their mother and Mrs. Rod De Jong. Reporter-Debbie Pennlngs by Joan Sti-uthefS f aftd Den Hartog and Brant* tperen and "Popcorn bV Lori Brujm, Names were drawn for *e Christmas Gift exchange with the limit of $1 ' 5 Reporter, Vicky Muisman A JUNIOR DUTCHETTES Gaylene Bos was In the Floyd Valley Hospital for a few days for tests and x-rays. Low! Hem Mr. and Mrs. Firman Schie- bout from LaCrosse, Wisconsin will be arriving Thursday to spend the Christmas weekend with the Abe Schiebout family. Mrs. Burdean , Huitink has left to spend the holidays with her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gary De Moss in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. Brad Pietens and daughter from Iowa City are spending the holidays with Mulder relatives In Orange City. At 4:00, the 4-H club, meeting In the Extension Office, was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Lisa Ool- man. Roll call taken by Kathl Wlnegar, was answered with "The Nutrient Value of a Favorite Snack." The next event was planning the Christmas Party and electing new officers. They are as follows: President-Carlna Plender, Vice President-Anne Kohout, Secretary-Kris Allen, Treasurer-Kim Eknes, Reporter- Kathi Wlnegar, Historian- Lisa Oolman. The 4-H Pledge led by Jana Brumels was recited then. Miss Adens was an outside speaker and gave a talk on Nutrition. The hostesses were Brenda Snyder and Carol Visser. Reporter-Bonnie Hoskins • • • • • SILVER SLIPPERS The Silver Slippers 4-H Club met at the home of Joan Struthers on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 10:00 a.m. To open the meeting, Nancy Van Gorp led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was "My favorite kind of pizza." For business we discussed tickets for the Awards Banquet and elected^ officers as follows: President, Laura Rensink; Vice- President, Cindy Kunce; Secretary, Linda Roos; Treasurer, Joan Struthers; Historian, Kathy Reekers; Reporter, Vicki Solsma; Camera Girl, Lori Bruyn. The meeting ended with the 4-H Pledge led by Joan Struthers. Demonstrations were "Muffins" COUNTRY GALS The Country Gals 4H meet- Ing was held November 20 at the home of Allyn Korver. The meeting was called to order by Mary Van Zanbergen at 1:15 P.M. Roll call was "Your Favortle Patato" and was answered by 20 members, and five visitors who are thinking about joining. They are Tammy Van Heukelom, Ruth Boterhoek, Sandra Bloemendaal, Renae De Haan and Karla Rensink. The pledge of allegiance was led by Peggy Vande Hoef. The secretarys and treasurers, reports were given. There was no old business and new business was deciding what to do for our Chlst- mas meeting. We then elected new officers. They are president, Barbara Roetman; vice president, Debbie Vande Bergj secretary, Allyn Korverj treasurer, Charlene Menning; reporter, Laura Van't Hof; camera girl, Brenda Boeter- hoek; telephone girls, Brenda Bloemendaal and Mlkell Van Zandbergen; Historian, Arlys De Jong. The 4H pledge was led by Dibble Vande Berg and Barbara Roetman gave a demonstration on "Making Pie". We made gifts to give away at Christmas and then lunch was served by Allyn and her mother. Janet Van Roekel Reporter noon. The mwni""" ™---«•---• socially after which refreshments were served. Mr. William Rozeboom from Ames was a Wednesday overnight guest in the home of Mrs* Al Van Oort. He had come especially to see his father, Mr. C. Rozeboom who Is a patient In the hospital. low! New Christmas Day supper guests in the Howard Van Gorp home will be Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stientjes and Kristi from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Van Gorp and Jo Elleif Bleeker from Maurice. Guests on Christmas Day in the Frank Vander Wilt home will be Mr. and Mrs. Bill Boote and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Vander Wilt and family from Middleburg, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Van Klompenberg and. family from Sioux. City and Mr. and Mrs. Robert LaPoint and daughter who are also presently visiting at the Vander Wilt home. 0, HOLY NIGHT 'Tis the night of the dear Saviour's birth... May His blessings be upon you and all of those you hold dear . . . may His star guide us to peace. Mr. & Mrs. A.D. Van Etten Mrs. Clair Heusinkveld and three children, Vicki,Michele and Craig of Melbourne, Fla. are to be guests in the John Van Peursem home for the holidays. All plan to spend Christmas with the Ivan Schutz family at Swanvllle,Minn. The Russell Van Peursem family will also be going. Merlyn De Jager has given up his job as custodian of the Maurice school and will be Maintenance man at St. Lukes hospital in Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lewis of Ames are spending the week In the Brouwer home. Pierce De Jong of Maurice of the Farmer's Elevator of Struble graduated recently from a Kent Feeds dealer training school at the home office in Muscatine. The 3-day course included livestock feeding, management, animal health, and the latest Kent research. He was one of 80 dealers from a 9 state area. PEACE on earth With the hope that - Mankind be blessed with Peace and good will, and that your own Christmas is especially happy. We appreciate your patronage. Alto Sen/ice Garage Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Den Hartog Earl Bomgaars a pleasure to serve you through-: out the year, and ifs our privilege to greet you and wish you the merriest Christmas ever. We thank you for your continued good will. KALSBEEK'S IN ORANGE CITY muuuu.. ,1 •<-.--! , -- ~' Ll " J ' 4—THE SIOUX COUNTY CAPITAL, Thursday, December 23, W71 J & R Body Shop •aroruntoyouiatoom a Saviour ie Christ the W? : And this shall unto you up your hearta ita message Orange City Municipal Hospital and Staff

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