Christmas in our area wasn’t what we had expected this year.

Our community lost a young sweet mom, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, neighbor and friend on Christmas Day.

Karen Logeman passed away suddenly on Christmas Day. That saddened not only her family, but our community. All who knew Karen are grieving her passing, and our hearts are broken for her son, Colten, her parents, siblings and other family members.

It was only two years ago the first of this month that her husband Darrell passed suddenly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Colten and her family. Funeral arrangements are later this week.

It just didn’t seem quite like Christmas with the 70 degree temperatures we had. To me, it just doesn’t seem like Christmas if it’s not cold or, even better, some snow. But, as the new year begins this coming weekend, cold temperatures and maybe some snow flurries may arrive.

Bill Sommer has been transferred to the Metropolis Rehabilitation & Health Care Center for several weeks of rehab post his hip surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to him for a speedy recovery.

All those who gathered last week for the Adults Christmas party at Wildfires enjoyed an evening of great food, games and gift exchange.

We have had several in our area affected by COVID recently and are recovering. Prayers are with all for a speedy recovery.

Lee and Sue Elting had their annual Nutty family Christmas at their house Sunday afternoon with a smaller group than usually present, but all who were there enjoyed it.

Happy birthday wishes are sent this week to Nancy Beal,

Happy December anniversary wishes are sent to Larry and Carolyn Villarreal, and Jason and Emiliee Ashworth.

I’m asking those who know my brother Mark to keep him and his wife Twila in your prayers. She was admitted to the hospital Christmas Day with COVID double pneumonia.

As we begin a new year this week, let’s all hope and pray 2022 will be better than the last couple years. Happy New Year to all.

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