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South Central Basketball Boys Compile 8-and-O Season Record by Susan Edmonston Despite only hitting 1-0f-12 three—point attempts and l l-of- 41 two-point tries, the varsity basketball boys from South Cen— tral Middle School kept its un- defeated record intact playing Thursday, Dec. 17 . They made 50 percent of their free throws, hitting 10—of-20 in their home game against Minneola. SCMS led 10-7 at the end of the first quarter, but went into the locker room at half-time trail— ing by one at 16-15. The Junior T-Wolves came back to outscore Minneola 1 1-9, regaining the lead by one single point in the third quarter. Then in the final quarter, they sealed the deal by outscoring the Jun— ior Goldbugs 9—2, thereby win— ning the game by eight points at 35-27. It was their closest game this season. Owen Alexander had three 2- pointers and four free throws for 10 points. Chayde Snyder made two 2— pointers and two free throws for Those of us at Angels’ Attic would like to say, “Thank You" to each and every one who has helped us in any way, to make the thrift store a success. Be it through donations of goods, volunteering of yourtime, your prayers, or shopping, we are grateful. It could not thrive without you. The store will be closed for remodeling from Dec. 9 until sometime in mid-January. Watch for our re-opening date. We look fonNard to serving the community in the upcomng year. Blessings to all a Very Merry Christmas From us to you, is the wish that you have a Merry Christmas And all your presents turn out to be six points. Also scoring six points was Gage Girk. He had one 3-pointer, one 2-pointer, and one free throw. Xavier Thompson’s five points came with one 2—pointer and three free throws. Jared Moore and Eli J ellison each had four points, all from 2-pointers. Of the 23 rebounds, Alexander had 7, Snyder 5, Jellison 4, Girk 3, Thompson 2, and Moore 2. The nine steals were made by Snyder, 4, Girk, 3, and Moore, 2. Three games remain before league tournament in February at South Gray. Jan. 7 is an away game with South Gray, Jan. 14 is at Protec- tion with Spearville, and Jan. 21 is Kiowa County at Protection. by Wanda Wait, Secretary The Civic Improvement Club met Dec. 8, at Don’s Place in Pro- tection for a noon luncheon. Patt Dunn aned Wanda Wait were hostesses and had the table all decorated in red and silver garland with candy canes and nut cups. President Karen Oller called the meting to order and all re- peated the Flag Salute and the Club Collect. Roll callwas answered by 13 members, each telling What their plans were for Christmas. Secretary Wanda Wait read the minutes for the Nov. 8 meet- ing. Treasurer Pat Dunn gave the treasurer’s report. Janis Allen of the Courtesy Committee re- Civic Improvement Club Meets at Don’s Place Thursday Dec. 24, 2015 ported that she had sent eight Christmas cards to the club’s honorary members. The group enjoyed singing some Christmas carols and Mrs. Wait closed the program by read- ing a poem fiom “Forever Christ- mas” written by Geri Offut. Everyone enjoyed the nice meal Don prepared for them, and the visiting. Members brought food items or monetary gifis for the Coman- che County Food Bank. Why Kiss under the Mistletoe? Kissing under the mistletoe is first found associated with the Greek festival of Saturnalia and later with primitive marriage rites. They probably originated from two beliefs. One belief was that Say What? The common name of the mistletoe plant is derived from the ancient belief that mistletoe was propagated from bird drop- pings. This belief was related to the then-accepted principle that life could spring spontaneously from dung. It was observed in ancient times that mistletoe would often appear on a branch or twig where birds had left droppings. “Mistel” is the Anglo-Saxon word for “dung,” and “tan” is the word for “twig.” So, mistletoe means “dung- on-a—twig.” Rather romantic, eh? How about a little kiss — and don ’t shake that twig. Merry ChristmaSl it has power to bestow fertility. It was also believed that the dung from which the mistletoe would also possess “life-giving” power. In Scandinavia, mistletoe was considered a plant of peace, under which enemies could de- clare a truce or warring spouses kiss and make—up. Later, the eighteenth-century English credited with a certain magical appeal called a kissing ball. At Christmas time a young lady standing under a ball of mistletoe, brightly trimmed with evergreens, ribbons, and orna— ments, cannot refuse to be kissed. Such a kiss could mean deep romance or lasting friend- ship and goodwill. If the girl remained unkissed, she could expect to marry the following year. In some parts of England the Christmas mistletoe is burned on the twelfth night lest all the boys and girls who have kissed under it never marry. Whether we believe it or not, it always makes for fun and frolic at Christmas celebrations. Even if the pagan significance has been long forgotten, the custom of exchanging a kiss under the mistletoe can still be found in many European countries as well as in Canada. Thus if a couple in love ex- changes a kiss under the mistle- toe, it is interpreted as a promise Need A Hot Meal At Noon? Senior Nutrition Program At Prairie Plaza in Coldwater Suggested Donation — $3.25 per meal. You are eligible to receive a meal on a donation basis if you are 60 years of age, or are the spouse (any age) of a person 60 years of age who eats at the meal site. * * Donations are combined with federal and state funding to provide meals. ** Donations are appreciated and confidential. ** Donations are used to maintain and support the Senior Nutrition Program. to marry, as well as a prediction of happiness and long life. In France, the custom linked to mistletoe was reserved for New Year’s Day: “Au gui l’An neuf’ (Mistletoe for the New Year). Today, kisses can be exchanged under the mistletoe any time. Senior Menu Dec. 28-J an. 1 Chicken & Noodles Mashed Potatoes Broccoli Whole Wheat Bread Cinnamon Apple Slices Tuesday Chili Carrot Mixed Fruit Cornbread Mandarin Oranges Wednesday Oven Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Brussel Sprouts Whole Wheat Roll Strawberries & Bananas Thursday Breaded Pollock Fillet Macaroni & Cheese Green Beans Whole Wheat Bread Cake Friday Closed for New Year is Day just what you wanted. Mike Jellison, Manager Eric Burt, Asst. Mgr. Tyler Brosius, Yard Man No one 60 years and over will be denied service due to inability to donate toward the cost of the meal. Coldwater 582-2681 Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.—5:30 pm. Sat 7:30 a.m.—Noon To make arrangements for a meal or a delivery, call (620) 582-277 7 LUMBER & SUPPLY co' the day prior or by 9 a.m. the day of the meal.