JANUARY 7, 2010

Fraser news: 2010 is here

By Norma Brand

   The year of 2010 is now seven days old. Have you written down your “GOALS” for the New Year? New Year’s resolutions usually get written down, and then the list seems to end up in a drawer, never to be seen again, so I use the word Goals instead. The list of Goals might get more attention if it was displayed in a prominent place, then when the year was over most of the items may have gotten some attention. Do you remember how fast the year of 2009 flew by? Will this year end the same way?

Now For More Holiday News

   The snow-covered hills of Fraser have been the focus of some great wintertime fun. Derek and Caresse Brown’s children, Emma and Parker, have spent many hours outside sleigh riding while they were on their Christmas holiday. When they are ready for some other activities, they play with their Christmas gifts. Emma received a guitar for Christmas and Parker practices with his bow and arrow set.

   Bobbi and Clint Boyer and their children, Macoy and Breyer, spent Christmas Eve at the home of Wanda and Dave Strong. They enjoyed some time at home on Christmas Day before visiting with Bobbi’s parents; Gerry and Marie Armitage; her brother Jake and his friend Shayla McCollum. Macoy’s gift from Santa was a Transformer Truck, which according to Bobbi, turns into a robot. Breyer’s gift was a kid’s shopping cart. She is an aspiring young chef and this was the perfect addition to her kitchen equipment.

   On Christmas Day, Janet and Pete Kingen enjoyed a visit from their daughter, Julie Woods, and nephew Rusty Montambo and his friend Malinda. Janet reported that she and Pete would celebrate their anniversary at a later date due to Pete’s work schedule.

   Guy and Cathy Walker’s son, Aaron, made it home for Christmas this year. He arrived on Dec. 20 and returned to work on Jan. 3. The day after Christmas the Walker’s drove to Reno, NV to deliver a side of beef to Guy’s brother Tim. They stayed at the Stead military base and returned home on Monday. According to Cathy, the roads were pretty good, although they did run into some snow packed conditions.

   Jan Thornton spent an early Christmas with her son Kurtis and his family. Her daughter, Denise Brando, had to work on Christmas, so she didn’t have any of her family with her. She drove her mother, Irene Haight, to Lewiston to spend the day with her husband, David, and his family. Jan then joined Jim McManis and his sister’s family for the rest of the day.

   Mike and Katie Bird had a busy holiday at their home. Mike’s mother, Gayle Swayne and her husband, Mark, spent Christmas Eve with them and Mike’s father, Howard Bird and his wife, Joyce, visited them on Christmas Day. Shelby’s favorite present was a Breyer Horse Barn and a new horse and Cody’s was a Nerf Gun. Katie’s parents, Evan and Margo Anderson from the Walla Walla, WA area, joined them for New Year’s Eve.

   Michele and Cory Brown and their daughters, Izzy, Caitlin, Abby, and Samantha spent Christmas Eve with all the family at Danny and Donna’s home on Cottonwood Road. Christmas Day was spent at their home playing the Nintendo Wii. Izzy has shown an interest in designing clothes so her gift this year was a sewing machine. Both Izzy and Caitlin received BB guns, Abby was happy with art supplies, and Samantha loved her gifts of a miniature playpen and baby dolls. This was a busy holiday for the family, the girls had a great time sledding with the aunts, uncles and cousins. When they were done for the day Grandma Donna had a supply of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies waiting for everyone.

Support your local basketball teams

   Monday, Jan. 11, the rivalry basketball game, the battle of the 6B Courts will be played. The Timberline and Orofino varsity boys and girls teams will be fighting it out for the 6C Championships. The face off will start at 6 p.m. at the Orofino High School Gym. The Spartan Pep Bus will be leaving Pierce at 4:30 p.m., Timberline at 4:40 p.m. and Weippe at 4:50 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend and pack the house. Dress in Black and Gold to support the Spartans. Call Timberline Schools at 435-4411 for more information.


   There will be a Pinochle Party on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Fraser Community Center. The first game will start at 1 p.m. A potluck dinner will be enjoyed after the last game, so bring a dish to share. Call Linda Beard at 435-4806 for more information.

Games Day

   Saturday, Jan. 16 will be the first “Games Day” to be held at the Fraser Community Center. Bring your favorite games; Dominoes, Yahtzee, Scrabble, etc., your friends and spend the afternoon playing board games. The pinochle cards are already there for any one who wants to play cards. This event will start at 1 p.m.; a potluck dinner will be enjoyed at the end of the day, so bring a dish to share. Call Linda Beard at 435-4806 or Norma Brand at 435-4354 for more information.