By Lori Copeland
Christmas bushes, twinkling lighting fixtures, skating within the park, and vacation screens are the hallmark components for celebrating Jesus' delivery for the sentimental citizens of Nativity, Missouri. Will monetary accountability substitute Christmas their traditions whilst instances are tricky? notwithstanding their priorities and strategies conflict, Roni Elliot and Jake Brisco wish a similar thing---the city to prosper. because the get to understand one another larger, every one starts off to achieve a brand new point of view on what the true wealth of Nativity---and the season---might be.
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Judy cleared her throat. “Good morning, Mr. ” Coffee, and he remembered names. Roni shook her head in disbelief. He poured the coffee into three foam cups, added cream to two, and turned to Judy. ” The clerk sent Roni a curious glance. ” By eight thirty, the administrative staff: Roni, Judy, and part-timer Tess Miller, were in their seats in the break room. Mayor Stance came in and joined the group a few minutes late. ” “Good morning, Mayor,” the women parroted. Stance smiled. ” “Kept me up half the night.
She got up and poured the liquid, then added heavy cream and two packets of sugar. Jake rifled through a stack of papers when she returned to her seat. ” Baritone, Roni noted. Clear, oozing authority, but nice enough. She wondered how long the pleasant manner would last. He looked up and met her eyes. ” “Not much of one,” the mayor assured. ” He cleared his throat with a watery hack. ” Luckily, Mayor Stance’s objections had been voted down, but it still wasn’t likely he’d take to change easily.
He’d seen her stop there on her way home at night. What attracted her attention? She moved on, and he got up and crossed the street, psychologically sharpening his surgical knife. This afternoon he planned to tackle the annual Christmas parade. The city spent an inordinate amount on floats. Businesses kicked in and did their share, but according to the ledger last year’s parade had cost Nativity a lot of money. Many of those former businesses had closed or left to relocate in Branson. Now, according to his notes, the town was about to spend thousands on an hour-long holiday parade.