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News Update - January 24, 2022

Featuring information on the largest diamond ever found.

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To all North Pole City Elves, those in Santa’s Village, in the Lower 48 and all around the world, this is your weekly update for the week of January 24, 2022. I'm your host Walter “Mistletoe” Livingstone. Let's go to press.

Your sponsor for the week of January 24, 2022 is Ollie’s Ornaments located at 927 Pine Tree Lane.  This week’s special take 50% all 2021 ornament and decoration designs.  That’s Ollie’s Ornaments, you one stop shop for Holiday decorations.
Update from Santa’s Village, there has been a large discussion about popcorn coming out of Mrs. Claus’ kitchen this week where Mrs. Claus and the elves have been debating whether popcorn is just for decoration or if you do eat it, which is better… salty and buttery, sweet, or spicy.  This debate has made its way to The Assembly of Legendary figure’s facebook page and is still continuing.  Right now, the results seem to be even at Santa’s Village; however, if you would like to weigh-in with your answer, you can comment on the post that is on the Facebook page.  This reporter would like to give his opinion here by saying, the best way to eat pop-corn is with salt and extra butter.
From the Department of Elfland Security, the Noble Forest Division will be conducting one of their mass plantings this week and are asking for any volunteers who would like to come out and help would be greatly appreciated.  They will be providing lunch and dinner all week for volunteers who would like to help with the plating of over a million saplings at the northern edge of the forest.   The security division will be patrolling this area pretty heavily as well to make sure that all trolls and wildlife do not affect those who are planting.  If you would like to help out, just show up and get to work.
No major updates have been made on the TAOLF.com website this week with the exception of getting ready for Cupid’s page in February.  The WWW/PR team would like to remind everyone that each month will have at least 1 legendary figure featured each month and would love for everyone to come and check out the pages and resources being offered by each of the legendary figures.
In North Pole City weather, the snow storm has finally ended and temperatures are now a bit warmer this week.   The measurement of snowfall from this last storm was 27 feet in total.   Crews have done a great job keeping the streets cleared and temperatures should remain moderate for the remainder of the week.
This week in elf history On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond was discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the “Cullinan,” it was the largest diamond ever found.Frederick Wells was 18 feet below the earth’s surface when he spotted a flash of starlight embedded in the wall just above him. His discovery was presented that same afternoon to Sir Thomas Cullinan, who owned the mine. Cullinan then sold the diamond to the Transvaal provincial government, which presented the stone to Britain’s King Edward VII as a birthday gift. Worried that the diamond might be stolen in transit from Africa to London, Edward arranged to send a phony diamond aboard a steamer ship loaded with detectives as a diversionary tactic. While the decoy slowly made its way from Africa on the ship, the Cullinan was sent to England in a plain box.Jewels cut from this diamond now reside in London Tower.
The North Pole City Commerce will be holding their monthly meeting this month at the Claus mansion.  Santa has invited the group to come and learn about the new designs and plans for this year’s gifts and lunch will be provided by Mrs. Claus’ kitchen to all who attend.   The meeting will be Thursday at 11 am, all members are welcome to attend and no RSVP is required.
North Pole City Council has asked for the North Pole Brick Factory to crank up production as they are planning on some major sidewalk repairs this spring.  This winter has taken a toll on the sidewalks and it is time for most of them to be replaced.
Update on North Pole City Sports, this past week in the Snowball games the teams completed the snowball shuffleboard, snowball stacking, and snowman bucket toss.   We currently have Candy Cane Lounge in first place with 103 points, Love at First Snowflake in second place with 100 points, and Hinklemyer Cocoa Pub in third place with 96 points.  With 2 more weeks left in the games we wish all of the contests good luck.
This week in North Pole City Community Events, Father time will be hosting his annual “Reset your Clocks” dinner Wednesday in the ballroom of the North Pole City hotel.  Anyone wishing to bring their time pieces to have them accurately reset by Father Time are welcome to come from 6 to 10 p.m.  There will be a buffet provided and Father Time, as well as, Santa will be at the dinner all night.
WELF-NPC would like to wish a very happy birthday to our very own Margaret “Cranberry” Viggleston.  Margaret has been the office manager here at WELF-NPC since the station first opened back in the early 1900’s.  We are not going to say how old she is, but we wish her many more happy years.

This is Walter “Mistletoe” Livingstone with the reminder: A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.

Have a good evening, and be sure to tune in next week for another WELF-NPC North Pole Radio News Update.

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