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¢fhe contentment a:nd :iccurlty of home ,tnd /.m ely i s Imrt icularly valued at Christmas. Ma). the .so.sate find you/tt.g mtt/hnppy, mid may wc thank you/o1" lctti., us serve )oft. Verli n Wilson State Farm Insurance 436 Clark St. Canton, Rt * . • egstemng our thanks and hoping your with good times, good things, good cheer/ FOOD CENTER hy Snell, Manager Canton Treasurer: Charles Little County Clerk: Llnton Jenkins Deputy Co. Clerk: Dorothy Nelson Sharon Schlager Circuit Clerk & Recorder: WIIma Plant Deputy Circuit Clerk & Recorder: Marilyn Lay Probate Judge: David Wilson Deputy: Denise Standbridge Collector: Hazel McDermott Deputy: Mary Megee Highway Engineer: Roy Smyser Secretary: Colene Lay --] :hristmas Pageantry And PIPE CLEANERS HELP TRIM-A-TREE ,.uP, s,,,..Ec, zi, Pipe cleaners in colors are a them into little figures to hang B'HRiITMAI boon when trimming a tree. as original ornaments! Customs Enhance Holiday They're great for attaching GREETINGS lights and cords to branches, can be bent to use as ornament 6;t>.ason 0000tround The, World to limpfaStenbranchesreinf°rcingand " whe,u rled in a spiral make an attracttVe trim themselves. Christmas is surely the happiest and most lie. Gifts are distri--Buted by "'Three Wise Men" Some enterprising folk shape exalted day of the yeara time of celebration and peace and goodwill to all. Once described as "a spontaneous drama of the common folk, a prayer, a hymn;' there is indeed, little doubt that this glorious festival was composed by the people. Observed in the church, in the home and in the heart, this season of great joy and renewed faith is honored and celebrated all over the world. The very particular and cherished traditions of each country add color and pleas- ure to its international observance. The Early Years The Christmas holiday, with its spirit of warmth and love, started as a time beseiged by doubt and uncertainty, and often martyrdom. Early celebrants were persecuted and forced to observe this holy time in hiding. In 350 A.D,, December 25th was; proclaimed the date of the Nativity, by Pope Julius I, although there is no historical evidence to back the date up. For almost 2,000 years Christmas has been observed by untold numbers of people, each in his own way. As its glorious message traveled around the world it was celebrated with much pomp and elegance, with brilliant displays and gilts, in silent prayer and worship, in contem- plation of the Spirit and its true meaning. A Treasury of Traditions An American Christmas observes a multitude of time honored customs and traditions. Almost every town enjoys some individual celebration uniquely its own. Plays and pageants are pre- sented, carols sung, cr/:ches decorated, trees trimmed in special ways, following long estab- lished customs from other lands. Traditions and customs, both reverent and merry, vary from country to country. In France, midnight mass is attended by almost everyone, with the exception of young children who are put to bed early. To make sure they receive a gift from le pre Noel or le petit Jesus, the youngsters place a shoe in front of their Christmas tree or fireplace before they are tucked in. The humblest home in Spain is adorned by a Nativity scene. Modelled of clay. these colorful figures make a stirring display on table or man- on the night of January 6th . . . Santa Claus is not a familiar figure in Spain. Customs passed lovingly from generation to generation are renewed each year. To this day the Christmas pantomime, a highly esteemed public entertainment, enriches English holiday pageantry. And Dickens' immortal classic "'A Christmas Carol" is read and cherished all over the world. A Legacy of Love For African Christians. a love otTering at church is part of the spiritual experience of Christmas in the Congo. Those who attend holi- day services are expected to come forward v, ith a gift for Jesus on His birthday. In Switzerland, young people on their way to midnight church services, on Christmas eve, visit nine fountains, At each they take three sips of water. Legend has it that if they do this, they will find their future wife or husband waiting at the church door! A Profusion of Customs A steam bath and dressing in one's finery precedes the Finnish observance of "'The Mass of Christ". Stockings are not hung by the chil- dren since Santa Claus visits them in person with gifts, most often accompanied by elves. In Sweden on December 13th, Lucia Queen of Light leads a procession of young women on visits to homes and public places. Dressed in flowing white gowns, and wearing crowns of lingonberry leaves glowing with lighted can- dles. Lucia and her maidens serve coffee and special saffron buns to all. In Italy's churches, town squares and homes, candles illuminate elaborate creches wreathed in periwinkle and lemon blossoms. The holiday is highlighted by The Christmas Novena, a series of Church services preceding Christmas and ending with Midnight Mass on Christmas eve. For Christian Japanese "Mere Kuri- sumasu'" is a warm. wonderful celebration! They visit hospitals and cheer patients with carols and dramatic presentations, and gifts of candles and cakes are received by everyone. Store your lovely Christmas ornaments in clean cartons from the liquor store. The di- viders separate and protect them when they are tucked away. A little tissue around each will keep it whole until next year. * Trim inside and trees with patterned colorful strips and of fabrics left in your, lng box. They're effective fluttering in wind. Time for merriment and fun, for family gatherings, for carohng • . . time to say thanks to all our customers and friends who make doing business such a pleasure. Smitty's Truck Stop Jct. 24 & Hwy. 61 Kountry Manor Presiding Judge: Chester Hinton torthern Judge: Arnold Barber .;outhern Judge: Farrell Van Meter Iss.essor: Gene Priebe, Jr. Secretary: Ann Cottrell Child Deputy Juvenile Officer: Bi II Smith 'Couiaty Coroner: Jerry Davis Sheri#f: Pearl Hicks Dell)uty: Robert Parker Deputy: Kathy Steinbeck 11s men walk hand:in hand letus offer thanks for the: promise of Peach on Earth. Your patronage is greatly appreciated. MAYER'S KERR MCGEE DENNIS & JUDY cmo. MIKE-& GEORGE heavenly holiday! Many thanks. Shutts Variety Lewistown c m Hoping all the precious things in Li{e will come to you this Christmas! Phyllis Lantz Insurance g Accounting LaGRANGE As all proclaim the Birth of The Prince of Peace, we "ejoice with you and extend sincere appreciation to all. OFFICIAL BOARD i EMPLOYEES OF CITY OF CANTON GRANGE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY C/l00e Friendship of those We serve is the Foundation of ou00" 00Progress OF LEWIS COUNTY V I R DEN Wl NSH I P, President.Agent LaGrange, MO 63448 Tel. 314-655-4314 ROLLO PETERS, Vice President-Agent Canton, MO 63435 Tel. 314.288-3382 TO ALL WE HAVE SERVED DURING THE PAST YEAR AND ALL THOSE WE HOPE TO SERVE IN THE COMING YEAR WE EXTEND OUR BEST WISHES ANNA M. CARTER Maywood, MO 63454 Tel. 314-478-3559 HARLAN EDWARDS Williamstown, MO 63473 Tel. 314-853-4303 SHIRLEY RATHBUN, Secretary Maywood, MO 63454 Tel. 314-478-3468 MARY SUE CATRON, Treasurer Maywood, MO 63454 Tel. 314.478-3472 OLIVE CRIM Monroe City, MO 63456 Tel. 314-735-2295 OTIS COOK Philadelphia, MO 63463 Tel. 314-439-5910 ALLAN GORRELL Canton, MO 63435 Tel. 314-288-3447 RANDALL D. SHARPE Lewistown, MO 63452 Tel. 314-497-2429 NORMAN TUCKER Wiiliamstown, MO 63473 Tel. 314-853-4346 ¢fhe contentment a:nd :iccurlty of home ,tnd /.m ely i s Imrt icularly valued at Christmas. Ma). the .so.sate find you/tt.g mtt/hnppy, mid may wc thank you/o1" lctti., us serve )oft. Verli n Wilson State Farm Insurance 436 Clark St. Canton, Rt * . • egstemng our thanks and hoping your with good times, good things, good cheer/ FOOD CENTER hy Snell, Manager Canton Treasurer: Charles Little County Clerk: Llnton Jenkins Deputy Co. Clerk: Dorothy Nelson Sharon Schlager Circuit Clerk & Recorder: WIIma Plant Deputy Circuit Clerk & Recorder: Marilyn Lay Probate Judge: David Wilson Deputy: Denise Standbridge Collector: Hazel McDermott Deputy: Mary Megee Highway Engineer: Roy Smyser Secretary: Colene Lay --] :hristmas Pageantry And PIPE CLEANERS HELP TRIM-A-TREE ,.uP, s,,,..Ec, zi, Pipe cleaners in colors are a them into little figures to hang B'HRiITMAI boon when trimming a tree. as original ornaments! Customs Enhance Holiday They're great for attaching GREETINGS lights and cords to branches, can be bent to use as ornament 6;t>.ason 0000tround The, World to limpfaStenbranchesreinf°rcingand " whe,u rled in a spiral make an attracttVe trim themselves. Christmas is surely the happiest and most lie. Gifts are distri--Buted by "'Three Wise Men" Some enterprising folk shape exalted day of the yeara time of celebration and peace and goodwill to all. Once described as "a spontaneous drama of the common folk, a prayer, a hymn;' there is indeed, little doubt that this glorious festival was composed by the people. Observed in the church, in the home and in the heart, this season of great joy and renewed faith is honored and celebrated all over the world. The very particular and cherished traditions of each country add color and pleas- ure to its international observance. The Early Years The Christmas holiday, with its spirit of warmth and love, started as a time beseiged by doubt and uncertainty, and often martyrdom. Early celebrants were persecuted and forced to observe this holy time in hiding. In 350 A.D,, December 25th was; proclaimed the date of the Nativity, by Pope Julius I, although there is no historical evidence to back the date up. For almost 2,000 years Christmas has been observed by untold numbers of people, each in his own way. As its glorious message traveled around the world it was celebrated with much pomp and elegance, with brilliant displays and gilts, in silent prayer and worship, in contem- plation of the Spirit and its true meaning. A Treasury of Traditions An American Christmas observes a multitude of time honored customs and traditions. Almost every town enjoys some individual celebration uniquely its own. Plays and pageants are pre- sented, carols sung, cr/:ches decorated, trees trimmed in special ways, following long estab- lished customs from other lands. Traditions and customs, both reverent and merry, vary from country to country. In France, midnight mass is attended by almost everyone, with the exception of young children who are put to bed early. To make sure they receive a gift from le pre Noel or le petit Jesus, the youngsters place a shoe in front of their Christmas tree or fireplace before they are tucked in. The humblest home in Spain is adorned by a Nativity scene. Modelled of clay. these colorful figures make a stirring display on table or man- on the night of January 6th . . . Santa Claus is not a familiar figure in Spain. Customs passed lovingly from generation to generation are renewed each year. To this day the Christmas pantomime, a highly esteemed public entertainment, enriches English holiday pageantry. And Dickens' immortal classic "'A Christmas Carol" is read and cherished all over the world. A Legacy of Love For African Christians. a love otTering at church is part of the spiritual experience of Christmas in the Congo. Those who attend holi- day services are expected to come forward v, ith a gift for Jesus on His birthday. In Switzerland, young people on their way to midnight church services, on Christmas eve, visit nine fountains, At each they take three sips of water. Legend has it that if they do this, they will find their future wife or husband waiting at the church door! A Profusion of Customs A steam bath and dressing in one's finery precedes the Finnish observance of "'The Mass of Christ". Stockings are not hung by the chil- dren since Santa Claus visits them in person with gifts, most often accompanied by elves. In Sweden on December 13th, Lucia Queen of Light leads a procession of young women on visits to homes and public places. Dressed in flowing white gowns, and wearing crowns of lingonberry leaves glowing with lighted can- dles. Lucia and her maidens serve coffee and special saffron buns to all. In Italy's churches, town squares and homes, candles illuminate elaborate creches wreathed in periwinkle and lemon blossoms. The holiday is highlighted by The Christmas Novena, a series of Church services preceding Christmas and ending with Midnight Mass on Christmas eve. For Christian Japanese "Mere Kuri- sumasu'" is a warm. wonderful celebration! They visit hospitals and cheer patients with carols and dramatic presentations, and gifts of candles and cakes are received by everyone. Store your lovely Christmas ornaments in clean cartons from the liquor store. The di- viders separate and protect them when they are tucked away. A little tissue around each will keep it whole until next year. * Trim inside and trees with patterned colorful strips and of fabrics left in your, lng box. They're effective fluttering in wind. Time for merriment and fun, for family gatherings, for carohng • . . time to say thanks to all our customers and friends who make doing business such a pleasure. Smitty's Truck Stop Jct. 24 & Hwy. 61 Kountry Manor Presiding Judge: Chester Hinton torthern Judge: Arnold Barber .;outhern Judge: Farrell Van Meter Iss.essor: Gene Priebe, Jr. Secretary: Ann Cottrell Child Deputy Juvenile Officer: Bi II Smith 'Couiaty Coroner: Jerry Davis Sheri#f: Pearl Hicks Dell)uty: Robert Parker Deputy: Kathy Steinbeck 11s men walk hand:in hand letus offer thanks for the: promise of Peach on Earth. Your patronage is greatly appreciated. MAYER'S KERR MCGEE DENNIS & JUDY cmo. MIKE-& GEORGE heavenly holiday! Many thanks. Shutts Variety Lewistown c m Hoping all the precious things in Li{e will come to you this Christmas! Phyllis Lantz Insurance g Accounting LaGRANGE As all proclaim the Birth of The Prince of Peace, we "ejoice with you and extend sincere appreciation to all. OFFICIAL BOARD i EMPLOYEES OF CITY OF CANTON GRANGE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY C/l00e Friendship of those We serve is the Foundation of ou00" 00Progress OF LEWIS COUNTY V I R DEN Wl NSH I P, President.Agent LaGrange, MO 63448 Tel. 314-655-4314 ROLLO PETERS, Vice President-Agent Canton, MO 63435 Tel. 314.288-3382 TO ALL WE HAVE SERVED DURING THE PAST YEAR AND ALL THOSE WE HOPE TO SERVE IN THE COMING YEAR WE EXTEND OUR BEST WISHES ANNA M. CARTER Maywood, MO 63454 Tel. 314-478-3559 HARLAN EDWARDS Williamstown, MO 63473 Tel. 314-853-4303 SHIRLEY RATHBUN, Secretary Maywood, MO 63454 Tel. 314-478-3468 MARY SUE CATRON, Treasurer Maywood, MO 63454 Tel. 314.478-3472 OLIVE CRIM Monroe City, MO 63456 Tel. 314-735-2295 OTIS COOK Philadelphia, MO 63463 Tel. 314-439-5910 ALLAN GORRELL Canton, MO 63435 Tel. 314-288-3447 RANDALL D. SHARPE Lewistown, MO 63452 Tel. 314-497-2429 NORMAN TUCKER Wiiliamstown, MO 63473 Tel. 314-853-4346