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Monday, January 06, 2003
VOL. II Issue 1D
Because of kidney problems, Katherine Zilverberg was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre Friday morning. Her 80th birthday open house scheduled for Saturday afternoon was cancelled. Her birthday was observed Sunday by a small gathering of her family. All of us here at the Holabird Advocate send our best wishes to Katherine and her family. And a Belated Happy Birthday to Katherine as well!!!
There seems to be a rash of flu going around. Cruise ships are having virtual epidemics. The Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Sioux Falls reports a similar strain of flu going on there as well. Joan Hansen had a rather nasty case of the flu. It was so bad the door was locked so nobody would catch it, or bother her while she was fighting it. Her mother, Agnes Hahn, has also been bitten by the flu bug while visiting her. She also has some sort of infection in her foot. So much for their Christmas gathering. Not too merry at the Hansen house.
Ken Hansen took Agnes to Sioux Falls to meet Larry Nickleson and Darrel Hinkle to get her back home. Agnes has an appointment to see a doctor on Wednesday. We at the Holabird Advocate hope that all those mentioned and those of you Readers out there with this flu get well soon. Doesn't sound like fun.
Nemec Rach Inc. has reported that they have had no trouble holding cattle to the ground. Company President Nicholas Nemec has said in a statement sent to the Holabird Advocate, "This last summer 2 calves wandered into the pasture to my east but were promptly returned. Last year about 20 unbranded calves were missing. Maybe strong northwest winds blew them off kind of like these tumble weeds I see attacking my fence."
Blogger.com, the company that provide's the Holabird Advocate and it's readers with this forum has announced as of 12:45pm PST it has 1,000,000 users. All of us here at the Holabird Advocate send our heartiest congratulations at this milestone. May it one day happen to us.
by Jerry Hinkle, Special to the Holabird Advocate
Yes, today is the world famous 12th day of Christmas that is sung about so much. The day that, according to Christmas lore, the wise men visited the baby Jesus. Of Course, as I mentioned in an earlier edition, Jesus was born on April 17, 6 B.C. as near as can be determined anyway. Also the wise men (not three kings) saw Jesus when he was around two years old.
Does all this really matter? The Christmas season as we know it (or is it knew it?) should be all year around. There are many people I know that have told me they love to listen to Christmas music all the time. There are also some people that I know that don't give a hoot to hear it at all no matter what the season. The idea of peace on Earth, good will to men should be foremost in our thoughts always, not just in December, April, or whatever month it is. When you consider the shape the world is in, war with Iraq looming ahead of us and all, it reminds me that we need Christmas almost as much as we need Christ himself. So, this year I hope that you all will keep the Spirit of Christmas with you always. Wise men seeked him out all those years ago. Wise men (and women too) should still seek him. Peace on Earth, it can happen. This could be the year. As I've said before, I could be wrong, but I doubt it.

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