Family and friends make it a holiday

Local News

November 21, 2018 - 10:40 AM

Marmaton Valley Elementary School first-graders celebrating Thanksgiving this week are, front row from left, Mackenzie Carter, Mathew Dickson, Kaiden Woods, Joseph Gardner, Dezmond Haynes and Bently Stotler; second row, Emily Heskett, Kinsley Vance, Iesha Briggs, Case Drake, Mya Uhlrich and Jaren Curl; third row, Daniel Allee, Ryler Stone, Logan Sneed, Bentley Patrick and Anthony Sander. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

For the Hawks, as the years have gone by, family members have increased. In 1940, when the Hawks moved to the area, there were four. We are now at the point that individual homes aren’t large enough, so this year we will be having Thanksgiving dinner in the Carlyle Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. The dinner will be our traditional Thanksgiving fare and the guests will be the same, just the location has changed. Our family has been blessed. —Bob Hawk

Our big, fun, family continues to grow in numbers. Our celebration began last Friday and continued through Sunday. We had 32 around our table, in every corner and every room, but we couldn’t imagine it any other way. We had baked turkey, smoked ham and all the trimmings. Our dessert efforts were made simple this year with granddaughter Emily’s Wesley Youth Group Pie Fundraiser. Happy Thanksgiving to all. —Kelly and Steve Sigg

I will have Thanksgiving at my home in Yates Center. My three children and two daughters-in-law and my husband and grandson will be gathering around the table. We love to watch football on Thanksgiving Day and if the weather is just right we usually will shoot some clay pigeons. My sons will always request scalloped oysters. It is a unique dish that I learned how to make from my mother-in-law years ago. —Melissa Stiffler

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