As of Tuesday, October 7, 2014
ELK CITY — Did you miss me? I was traveling and could not get my article in on time. Sorry about that!
St. Mary’s Hospital will be sending up Jared Pikus, D.O. to Elk City and he will be at the clinic on Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Call the Cottonwood Clinic to schedule an appointment at 962-3267. Our thanks go to all those docs who come up here. We really appreciate it!
The traditional Elk City Hunter’s Wild Game Feast will be Oct. 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the VFW kitchen. This is a potluck and wild game dishes are especially welcome. As this is a fund-raiser for the VFW Post, there will be monetary donations for the meal. There will also be a live band that will start playing at 8 p.m. Contact Suzanne Carpentier at 842-2835 or 842-2393 for any questions you may have. The VFW Auxiliary will be serving a large bowl of spaghetti as well.
Cleanup Oct. 11
ELK CITY — The Elk City Community Cleanup Committee is a group of local residents who formed to help each other and others improve our town. The first cleanup fundraiser to help offset some of the cost is being held Saturday, Oct. 11, at The Wilderness Eatery on Main Street in Elk City from 4-7 p.m. The fund-raising dinner consists of baked chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, vegetable, homemade bread and dessert. Door prizes will be frequently drawn during the three hours and silent auction items will be available for viewing and bids from noon on. Auction items include: a WWII Russian rifle, bayonet, and kit; Android Tablet; Boise State Bronco’s & Black Bear Mountain fleece blankets; Handmade Afghan; and beautiful framed art just to name a few. We would love to see you there but if you are unable to attend, Absentee Bids are welcome. Email elkcitycommunitee....
Chili cookoff is Oct. 11
ELK CITY — Come celebrate fall with us at the Elk City Saloon and Cafe for our third annual chili cookoff, Saturday Oct. 11. Bring your best, hottest or most original chili recipe to the Saloon anytime on Saturday before 3:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5 and you can enter as many recipes as you like, full money payback, so the more the merrier. Cornbread and crackers will be provided.
We will celebrate Octoberfest Friday and Saturday nights with karaoke, beer and bratwurst and other German recipes. C’mon! Get in here out of the cold!
For all you Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road, the community of Clearwater is celebrating fall with its third annual Grange chili feed on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 4-7 p.m. The Elk City Wagon Road Museum will be open during this time. There will also be an auction so come with auction items. The chili feed proceeds support Grange activities. For questions, call Carol Bonanno at 926-7465.
Meetings: American Legion at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8; VFW on Oct. 9; Elk City Area Alliance on Oct. 13; and EMT business meeting on Oct. 14.
Birthdays: (Since I missed a week, I will include those from Oct. 1) Ronan McManus, Rea Ann Loomis, Pat Jensen and Ryan Denham.
Anniversaries: Dave and Alma Paisley and Stitch and Joannie Kaech.
History: Gold was discovered in the Buffalo Hump district in 1898 at the Big Buffalo property and it became its main producer. Several towns were built including Hump Town, Calendar and Concord. Much of the mining machinery was brought in during the winter and mining flourished. Many problems such as high costs, relatively small deposits, and transportation problems were large obstacles, and the boom collapsed after a few years. Except for small-scale operations, such as the Big Buffalo, the mines have been idle for many years. Total gold production through 1959 was probably about 27,000 ounces.