The season

This week the paper celebrates the passing of Thanksgiving and the coming of Christmas. The wonderful Christmas Parade, worked on long and hard by Janice Griffith, Bob Hall and their committee was a great success in spite of the cold weather. It set the tone for the season.

The Community Thanksgiving Service held at St. Joseph's was attended by more people than just the participants and all were rewarded by hearing from Julie Greer about the wonderful recovery of Joe Hittle. Joe and his family know about the many prayers which have flowed his way. Keep up the good work, for there is still a long way to go. Julie asked for the congregation to take the good news back to all their churches and hopefully this will be read by those who were not able to attend.

This weekend Winslow has two very different events, the Ames Ford Shootout in the gymnasium at Winslow High School and the Festival of Trees at La Posada. Something for everyone-and some will go to both.

The Shootout is fun basketball. It starts Thursday and runs through Saturday with 14 teams playing.

The trees at La Posada are truly beautiful and also support a good cause, raising money for the Family Resource Center. The opening is Friday at 5 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday hours starting at 10 a.m. Come sign up for the tree auction and bring a donation. The Turquoise Room restaurant will also be open and serving special dishes with a portion of the price donated to the Family Resource Center on Friday and Saturday nights.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, Friday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 10 "Because It's Christmas" will be presented by the Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church at 7 p.m.

That weekend, on Sunday, Dec. 10 The Woman's Club will have its annual Home Tour. This year the proceeds go to the Friends of the Library. From 1-5:30 p.m. there will be five specially decorated homes for everyone to see. Some of the decorations are real treasures and even if you only get to one house it is worth the trip.

The Winslow Mail is starting a new e-mail system. Hopefully this will allow the paper to receive articles and photographs over the net. Downloading from the net is both faster and less costly that sending a fax and copying it into the computer where all the paper's pages are set up.

Electronics can be wonderful, saving time, expanding knowledge and even being cost effective. When they do not work, however, the results are very frustrating. This time we hope we have it right.

The editor would welcome material sent to the e-mail address, lscala@winslowaznews.com, especially if the sender would take the time to call or fax so we can check the system.

Please send anything with a telephone or mail contact so that we can get in touch. Like letters to the editor, any editorial content has to be identified. This is doubly true if there is a chance it did not come through accurately. We look forward to hearing from you.

L.S. Scala

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