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This country has been specially blessed during the past summer. Rains at regular intervals throughout the year have made it one of the best seasons for farming that has ever been experienced. The crops have grown luxuriantly and there have been no pests of disasters to interfer with the work. The regular school Thanksgiving program was given in the school au ditorium, Friday, November 29th. The children acquitted themselves with great credit and the program was rendered in a way that elicited the praise of those who were fortun ate enough to see it. This is pleasing in view of the fact that the school was laboring under a handicap in producing a program at all with a very small attendance and pupils just recovering from severe sickness. The program follows: Song by the School—"We Sing in Praise of Friendship" President's Proclamation—Chaucey Bissonette Exercise—"The Story of the Seed," Five 1st grade pupils Recitation by Theodore Allman Song by the School—"Thanksgiving at Grand pa's" Recitation Harold "Whitney Re citation—"The Little Pilgrim," Ra chel Molzahn Exercise by three 5th grade boys Dialogue—"Father Time's Thanksgiving," Thirteen 4th grade pupi s "Three Girls of House keeping Turn," Fifth grade girls Song by the School—"It is a Day of Gladness," Piano Solo—Mrs. Parr Exercise—Three pupils in 3rd grade "America" and "God Save our Noble Men". On October 27th, Mr. F. G. Wilson went to work at this place as disci plinarian vice Mr. Chapman who was transferred to Genoa. Mr. Wilson was formerlv a disciplinarian here and has had sufficient experience in that line to handle the situation cap ably. October 13th, an epidemic of the "Flu" broke out at the school and raged throuhout the remainder of the month. There were 116 cases among the students and 33 among the em ployees, nearly everbody being sick at the same time. Considerable extra help was finally secured and the school feels rather proud of the fact that not a single pupil died. This was due in a large measure to the excellent work of Dr. Lindley who was on the job literally night and day during that time. The employees dropped all other work and devoted themselves entirely to taking care of the pupils until they became sick themselves. Altogether in those try ing times a most excellent spirit was shown by the school force. Only two proved to be quitters and they are no longer with us. Occasions of that kind show the material that people are made of. Our sister school, the Holy Rosary Mission, gave us most valuable assistance in furnishing us with a cook when our employees were down and out and the mission bakery provided us with bread for a couple of week®, a kindness that we greatly appreciate. Now that the siege is over and we have time to re flect on the matter, we have ever rea son to be thankful for the outcome. 21.