Sunday, January 18, 2009
Christian Clapper is the newest deacon in the Confederacy Branch of the Mormon Church on Wilson Lane. In fact, he is the only deacon in the Branch. His mother Molly is very proud of him. "He can get the Sacrament passed to everyone in less than 8 minutes!" she was overheard telling a neighbor while shopping at the Red Owl where green beans are on sale all week. Christian's Grandmother Merdle says becoming a Deacon has changed the boy. "He wears a shirt and tie every day, even to school," she said during Bingo at the Senior Citizens. "His Grandpa Melvin is a bit concerned and thinks Christian has turned odd. He had a talk with the boy two days ago. I think it helped tone things down a bit. Christian will wear colored shirts on odd numbered days. Its a step in the right direction."