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The CCHS Alumni Reunion is a special time for me. The position of home economics teacher was my first full time job.

I was from a small town, my graduating class had 48 students, and I had been an ordinary teenager. It was scary to be away from home for the first time and be expected to teach when I didn’t think I knew enough. But the people here were so accepting and forgiving! Can you believe that I didn’t know that tomatoes could be canned in half gallon jars? I had never used a treadle sewing machine. It would only go backwards!

You all taught me so much. Your families were very hospitable. They invited me to share a meal, and attend church and community events. I grew to love the hills and hollows of Calhoun. I was afraid to ford creeks or drive on steep roads, so when visiting students, I just parked the car and waded the creek or walked to get to some of your homes.

Those first years were a turning point. I became more confident, less shy and felt your love and respect for me. You all will always have a special place in my heart. I know now that it was all part of God’s plan for my life.

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The new town council held its first meeting this week. One new member was absent, but everyone seemed to be congenial, and accepted new committee assignments. We commend Neil, Roger, Joanne, Charlie, Cheryl, Delford and Gaylen for filling these important positions. The town faces many challenges. Looking back through our history, we find that there have always been ups and downs, good years and not so good years. They will need our support and constant prayer. Let us be involved with them.

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A Steady Rain

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