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— A recent poll taken by pollster Zogby International ranked the favorite Christmas tunes selected by more than 2,300 persons polled.

“O Holy Night” topped the list with a 58% ranking, followed by “White Christmas” with 41% and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”) with 38%.

Other songs ranked in descending order were “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, “It’s the Most Wonderful Timeof the Year”, Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24”, “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” and Adam Sandler’s “The Hanukkah Song”.

According to the Zogby release, persons polled were asked to vote for their three favorite holiday songs from a list of nine choices. Only one traditional Christmas song was included in the above list, the ranking indicates.

HEAP Assistance Program To Begin

The Office of Human Concern announces it will begin accepting applications for the 2010 Winter Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) on January 11 and the Crisis Program on January 25.

Persons are advised they should begin assembling documentation if theyplan to make applications for the assistance.

Written verification of all “gross” incomes must be reported, which includes VA, SSI, Social Security, Unemployment, Disability, Child Support and resources for the month prior to the applications. Originals will not be returned so provide copies.

Jolly Good Times Club Will Hold Meeting This Friday

The monthly meeting of the Jolly Good Times Club will be held this Friday, Dec. 18, at the Senior Activity Center. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. in the computer room. Susan Holland will give the program.

The meeting was changed from its usual Wednesday date so members might share in the Center’s annual Christmas dinner. New members and guests are welcome and are invited to attend the meeting and holiday meal.

Quilting And Craft Class Is Planning A Holiday Outing This Saturday Afternoon

The quilting/craft class which meets at the Church of Christ is planning a holiday outing this Saturday, Dec. 19, according to instructor Lou Ellen Romine.

There will be no regular monthly meeting in December but a trip is planned to Siloam to eat lunch and go shopping. Anyone interested is invited to meet at the church annex, 202 Irving St. SW, at noon on Saturday. A car pool will travel from there to Siloam.

News, Pages 2 on 12/16/2009

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