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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the Dec. 8 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer. There were no guests this week. There were 41 meals served with 19 takeouts. Ned Forsmann won the free dinner.

Lenore Hill shared a joke with the group.

Marianne Wren and Dolores VonBargen split the nickel bingo pot while Sylvia Forsmann won the blackout. Door prize winners were Vera Holthaus, Dolores VonBargen, Josephine Schacher, Judy Arledge, Sharalyn Forsmann and Lloyd Nuxoll.

Come join us for a meal every Tuesday for a small donation at the Cottonwood Community Church basement. Meals are served at noon.

Menu for Dec. 22: Merry Christmas - cranberry chicken and wild rice, cranberry stuffing, steamed carrots, tossed salad with balsamic dressing, mint brownie bites. The fiddlers with be here and this will also be the birthday dinner.

Grangeville Senior Citizens

The Dec. 7 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer was given by Jim Myers. The free dinner came to Nancy Cline. There were 69 meals and 38 takeout meals served.

Nickel bingo winners were Katie Remacle and Jim Barnett and the blackout winner was Donna Barnett.

The Dec. 11 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer was given by Jim Myers. There were 81 meals, 40 hot takeout and 85 frozen meals served.

The menu for Dec. 18: roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, stewed tomatoes, peaches and vanilla pudding and the Fiddlers will be here; Dec. 21: Holiday – chicken breast, wild rice and cranberry stuffing, steamed carrots, tossed salad, balsamic dressing and mint brownie bites.

Big Cedar Homemakers

On Nov. 18, 12 members of the Big Cedar Homemakers club and eight guests, Kahne Jensen, Pat Thoma, Barbara Lee, Lorna Fisher, Denise Troumbley, Cherylee Gianopulos and Robleigh and Reenah Williams met at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse to assemble Christmas swags.

We assembled more than 200 Christmas swags with Grand Fir, Douglas Fir, Cedar and Ponderosa Pine by noon. We finished them with pine cones and did quality control. Thanks to Savannah Moran, Elena Moran, Tia Haukendahl and Lee Daugherty for helping finish the swags on Nov. 23 with ribbons and loading them for delivery.  And a big thank you to the community for supporting our swag sales.

Kahne Jensen, Idaho County’s weed superintendent, shared about a program for homeowners with property along county roads. The county currently sprays for weeds along roadsides. Homeowners can opt out of the roadside weed spraying by contacting Kahne and clearing the weeds themselves. For information contact Kahne at 983-2667. She also encouraged us to form neighborhood groups to treat weeds ourselves. Homeowners can get an in-kind match for weed treatment (this can entail spraying, hand pulling, using goats, etc.). Any help with weed control helps the county to concentrate on other issues.

Kahne agreed to speak to the group about weed identification possibly in February or March.  She mentioned there will be several upcoming weed workshops offered to the public.

Big Cedar Homemakers is open to any ladies in the Clearwater Valley area. Contact Irene Finehout at 926-4783.


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