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By Cathy Klein Published:

With the last presidential election just under our belts, here is an interesting little story about one of our local resident's great-granddaughters who had the honor of meeting Mrs. Obama. 

Maria Annabella Neiferd, daughter of Kevin and Beth Ann Neiferd, lives in Ely, England, where her father is stationed. 

She was able to meet the first lady at Mildenhall Air Force Base when the first lady was in the United Kingdom for the opening ceremony to the Summer 2012 Olympics. She greeted many children there before leaving on Air Force One.  

Maria was able to give the first lady Michelle Obama a Cinderella picture she colored for her. Maria is also the granddaughter to Dennis and Peggy Edwards and great-granddaughter to William and Dolores Edwards and Phillip and Joann Stumphf. 

(photo) First lady Michelle AObama and Maria Annabella Neiferd.

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(photo) The following students were recently chosen as Southeast High School Students of the Month based on the theme of "Best First Impression": Kellie Pennington, Brandon McCullough, Courtney Lake, Ben Wright, Jillian Fesemyer, Brett Kettle, Tori Derry and Mikey Coontz. Congratulations to all!

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A spot just became available in the Tuesday-Thursday class of the Southeast Cooperative Nursery School.  This class is geared toward 3- and 4-year-olds and meets for two and a half hours each class day. This class focuses on socialization and basic learning skills as well as introducing the children to the alphabet, numbers and writing skills. Complete information about the class is available on the website at www.southeastco-op.org or by calling the school at 330-325-9545.

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Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and it is always a time for people to look back on their lives so far and count their blessings. I would like to take this time to be thankful for Thanksgiving. This may sound odd to many, but it seems that this important day is often overlooked and overshadowed by the Christmas holiday. 

Instead of going through all of the Black Friday circulars and beginning a countdown to Christmas, I will enjoy this family time, as I always do, and be thankful. 

Thankful that the tradition of celebrating family and friendships together that began so long ago in 1621 is still something we can enjoy and continue to pass on to our younger family members. So whether you are with family or not and eat turkey or not, relax, be thankful and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Please continue contacting Cathy Klein by the second Wednesday of the month with any news and upcoming events at 330-325-8072 or CM101495@aol.com.

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