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Monday, December 23, 2002
VOL. I Issue 12G
CHRISTMAS WEEK STARTS FOR HINKLES
The Sunday School program at the Methodist Church in Highmore got the Hinkles in the Christmas spirit. Brittany Hinkle did a great job with her part in the show. Some folks thought the kids racing to the microphone was a bit much. Shelby Hinkle made so much noise during the service that Mary had to take her to the back room.
Later on at the Ponderosa, there was pork loin with a choice of mashed potatoes or stuffing. For dessert, there was assorted cookies, fudge with nuts, and fudge without nuts as well. With so much food on the menu only one person, 100 year old E.E. Hinkle, was able to eat ice cream and cake after "Happy Birthday" had been sung to Noel Pothast.
PONDEROSA ONLINE FOR A WHOLE AFTERNOON
While Jerry Hinkle was in Huron on Market America business, Mary Hinkle went online with her computer that she bought with her own money. When she was done she neglected to disconnect and as far as can be determined was online from about 1pm to 5:30pm shortly after Jerry got home. Among those who called were Jerry himself, Wilbur Goehring, Doug Hinkle, and Kristi Hinkle.
WHY DIE? THINK! INDEED
by Jerry Hinkle, of the
All over South Dakota along the roads there are signs that say "X marks the spot" "THINK!" and "Why Die". the "spot" mentioned in the sign is where a fatal automobile accident has happened. Hyde County will be getting another sign soon, I'm sad to say. A young lady was killed this weekend on a graveled county road. Another young lady is in the hospital. A young man is facing DUI charges and I don't know what all. "Merry Christmas", right.
The Christmas tree display in the South Dakota capital building has a display of poinsettas sponsored by MADD. There is one plant for every person killed by a drinking driver the past year. I don't know the number of plants there are this year. Regardless, one plant is too many.
Too much money is spent on those highway signs and on the poinsetta display. but the real cost is in human life. The empty place at the Christmas dinner table. The gifts that will not be openned. The plans and dreams for the next year. The life that could've been. It's all gone. It's not coming back.
My dear Readers, please remember that drinking and driving is not the best way to celebrate the birth of our Lord, nor any other occasion for that matter. If not for yourself, then for the other people in your car, or on the road.
TOP 10 CHRISTMAS WISHES OF OUR PUBLISHER, JERRY HINKLE
by Jerry Hinkle, Special to the Holabird Advocate
Yes it's that time of year. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. So, FROM THE HOME OFFICE IN HOLABIRD SOUTH DAKOTA, THE TOP TEN WISHES OF ME, JERRY HINKLE.THINGS I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS. OK LET'S GO:
1. Peace on Earth
2. Good will to men
3. For everyone to love Christmas like my Grandma Agnes
4. To be as healthy as Grandad when I'm 100
5. I can't go into too much detail on this one, let's just say it involves Jennifer Garner, a weed eater, some Cool Whip, and a live chicken
6. More rain this year
7. The next winning Powerball numbers
8. To be able to go to McDonald's without that "guilty feeling"
9. Tires that never go flat
10.For Doug and Noel to get married and live happily ever after (or at least 2 weeks)
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