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Here it is, almost the last week of the year. It’s been an interesting year for me, especially since I have undergone treatment for breast cancer starting in April 2023. I never felt devastated when I got the news initially and still don’t feel like it’s real. Just another health issue that I have had to deal with. So far, the treatments have gone well, and all I have left now are Keytruda infusions once every three weeks and watching my blood clotting numbers weekly.

I have had wonderful doctors and nurses over this period and St. Luke’s has been great in handling my cancer. I now ask the women reading to get a mammogram if you haven’t had one in a while. If I hadn’t gone in when I did, I may not have had the results I have now. Early detection is the way to go.

There will be yoga on Mondays at 11 a.m. at the Cromwell Pavilion.

There will be early dismissal at the Cromwell-Wright school on Friday, Dec. 22. Christmas break is Dec. 23 through Jan. 1.

Bethany Lutheran in Wright will have 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. services on Christmas Eve with no services on Monday. Bethany in Cromwell will have a service at 8 a.m. on Christmas Eve and another at 8 p.m.

There are lots of folks who are called “Twenty-Firsters.” They look forward to the winter solstice, which commonly falls on Dec. 21, after which daylight increases each day.

This month’s full moon will be on Dec. 26, called the Cold Moon.

As of this December, I will have completed 56 years as a classroom teacher — 32 full-time in Cromwell-Wright, starting in January of 1968 and, since 1999, as a substitute for Cromwell-Wright and Floodwood. I subbed six times in December so far.

Merry Christmas and a happy and blessed New Year.

That’s all the news from the Edge of Wright.

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