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How To Make Christmas by Glenn Mollette The call began to wind up with caught up on small talk. People around the world have I received a call from an old Bill telling me about all the times Just the fact that he was in tried to find all kinds of ways to friend this morning. I’ve known that he thinks about me, and how our home and was safe made my celebrate his birth for more than him now for more than 40 years. much he loves our family. The day. 2,000 years. It’s amazing how we When I was twenty years old sentiment is mutual I expressed A couple who works with us sometimes mess up his birthday I lived four months with he and and we were able to exchange at our office came by our home and the holiday. his family in Dayton, Ohio while warm Christmas greetings. last week bringing gifts. The This week try focusing on en— 1 attended Wright State Univer— The call made my day. gifis are beautiful but the effort joying and loving people. It’s sity. Ibrought my Army son home they made to tell us how much often the simple conversations The call was a simple, “Merry from the airport Sunday evening. they enjoy working with us and we have along the way that make Don’t miss paper. Christmas” call that caught us After a long flight home he re- that they love their jobs still af- our Christmas E-mail us at up on family and life in general. laxed in our family room as we ter seven years meant a lot. Glenn Mollette is an Ameri- weststar@gmaxx.us We often make Christmas dif- can syndicated columnist and t (620) g; t I t , ficult. author. He is the author of l 1 a ' 0 e “3 Has your Conegellsmqent S We stress ourselves out. books and read in all 50 states. know your new “fires?- Sn We get into fiascos over This column does not neces- gas-tinyggivsvsoget ""55 gifts, travel, money and how to sarin reflect the view this news— ' celebrate the holiday. paper. 7 - The first Christmas was Find out more at been Started ' Taday' about the birth of a baby. www.keepourfreedom.com. Monthly Community Calendar This Calendar Sponsored by Call your in-county listings to THE WESTERN STAR (620) 582-2101. 2016 January 2016 . 1 2 Darlene Caraway (B) Steve Westrup (B) Chet Robin Bratcher II (A) arlos Denise Amaro(A New Years ’s Day 8 Shala Unruh (B) Danny Shaw (B) Chris Barnard (B) 9 Sarah Kraft (B) Lori Kirk(B) School Board Library Board Ron Maris (B) Emily Brosius (B) Linette Jordahl (B) Frank Bev CLark (A) Nicci Alike Jellison (A) Leroy Zielke (B) Samantha Rosenburger (B) Monika Gerstner (B) Debi Burkes (B) Geraldine Rich (B) Ken Verda Colter (A) 11 Coldwater City Council Masonic Lodge 12 Protection City Council Civic Club Research Club 13 Fire Meeting 15 Peggy Brosius (B) 16 A1 Ellis (B) Jeff Blundell (B) Andy Uhl (B) Craig O’Hair (B) Amy Wilson (B) Marcy Myers (B) Debi Sheman (B) Becky Sherman (B) Zachary Jellison (B) Jalee Unruh (B) Diana Riner (B) Jay Sherman (B) 18 19 County Commission 20 Home Missions 21 Talma Maris (B) Lynn Barnes (B) Darren Konrade (B) Karista Harvey (B) 22 Ronnie Brosius (B) Wayne Kindsvater (B) T. J. Harvey (B) 23 Lana Darr (B) Betty Yost (B) Stephanie Salisbury (B) Rachael Johnson (B) Britney Blevins (B) Janie Hamlett (B) Gavin Martin (B) Jerrold Garten (B) Norman Mary Sherman (A) Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday ' 25 Masonic Lodge Aaron O’Hair (B) Nicole Herd (B) 24 26 Wade Sherman (B) Reese McGuire (B) Steve Underwood (B) Jill Metzger (B) 27 Lois Williams (B) 28 Max Cary (B) Steve Prusa (B) Debbie Baker Allen (B) Jennifer Erickson (B) Katee Brumbaugh (B) 29 Olivia Shaw (B) Sarah Delaney (B) 30 LeRoy Fose (B) Becky BrOWn (B) PLWS Easton Huck (B) 31 Evelyn Reed (B) Mark Becky Sherman (A) Geri Kent Ofifit (A) Kansas Day