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Organizations : Feb. 25

Grangeville Senior Citizens

The Feb. 17 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer was given by Orville Biggers. The free dinner came to Joanna Biggers. There were 66 meals and 36 takeout meals served.

Jokes were told by Katie Remacle and Larry Clark. The nickel pot came to Betty Stoorza and the blackout winner was Katie Remacle.

The Feb. 21 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer was given by Barbara Essen. Lorraine Newman was a guest. The free dinner came to Dolores Smith. There were 77 meals and 31 takeouts served.

Jokes were told by Larry Clark. The nickel pot came to Mel Willis and blackout winner was Dolores Kindall.

The menu for Feb. 28: barbecue chicken, Capri mix veggies, carrot raisin salad, whole wheat roll and dessert; March 3: Salisbury steak, potatoes, gravy, carrots, pear salad with lettuce, cottage cheese, juice.

Valley Garden Club

President and hostess Lorraine Smith served homemade chili to 17 members and four guests at the beginning of the Jan. 20 club meeting at Faith Lutheran Church in Kamiah. We welcomed the return of member Jean Carroll and also noted the absence of Jo Alexander who moved to Colorado. Members were told that Janet Petersen of Boise accepted the Garden Clubs of Idaho, Inc. president position. 

Guest speaker and member, Robbin Johnston, who has a PhD. in history and a M.A. in anthropology, talked about the genetic strains of corn/grains developed by native people of Peru, Mexico and the Anasazi. 

The next meeting will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 18, at Faith Lutheran Church in Kamiah. Geneve Bean, who has a BS in holistic nutrition and teaches herb and nutrition classes and is a nutritional consultant, will present “Healing Herbs in a Garden.” Phone Linda Morrison at 935-0493 for information. The public is always welcome to attend our meetings.

Idaho County Genealogical Society

The Idaho County Genealogical Society met at the Grangeville City Hall on Feb. 13. New officers for the coming year are president, Myrna DeHaas; vice president, Toni Baker; secretary, Jeannie Hafer, and treasurer, Jeannette Lester.

Dorothy Eimers gave a hands-on program on getting acquainted with the resources and equipment that is available for research in the genealogy library room.

The program committee has outlined a number of interesting programs for the coming year. If you are interested in tracing your family tree, mapping your family medical history (Epigenetics), visiting old cemeteries or touring museums, then you are urged to join us. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Grangeville City Hall.

Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Dolores G. Seubert opened the Feb. 18 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Joyce Forsmann gave the dinner prayer. Guests were Chuck Arnzen from Grangeville and Gail Hart and Edna Forseth. There were 50 meals served with 15 takeouts. Donna Barnett won the free dinner.

Katie Remacle and Donna Barnett were this week’s joke tellers. Judy Arledge and Hilda Nuttman split the nickel bingo pot while Delores Kindall won the blackout. Door prizes were won by Mary Purdy, Hilda Nuttman, Sylvia Forsmann, Dolores VonBargen, Ron Sonnen and Gen Broker.

Menu for March 4: Cook’s Choice.

Crazy Critters 4-H

The Crazy Critters 4-H Club held their second meeting of the year on Feb. 17 at the Thanstrom residence. There were 14 members and three visitors present. At the meeting members participated in their third community service project which consisted of putting together mini-sewing kits for ladies who live in remote villages in India. In addition, members decided on the club’s game as well as game prizes for the Idaho County 4-H Party in April.

Fair decorations to go along with this year’s Idaho County Fair theme “Jazzing it up at the Idaho County Fair” were also discussed. For recreation, games were played and members watched part of an Olympic hockey game to go along with our meeting’s Olympic theme. The Crazy Critters next meeting will be March 17.

— Wyatt Thanstrom


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