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Elk City News: ECVFD to host meeting Sept. 1


Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452

— The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Forest Service meeting room at 7 p.m. The community is invited. The fire department has created two levels of membership. One is for those who would like to train and actively participate in fighting house fires. The other level is for those who would like to provide support services. There were many of you who expressed interest in/concern about the fire department in the last several months. Now let’s get out and put feet to our words/belly up to the bar (as the saying goes) to make it a success.

We all have desires/ ideas/wants that we feel would meet needs in our community. Trouble is, many people will lend their voice to express these concerns but never participate in solving or meeting them. Just saying.

Elk City Days quilt winners announced

ELK CITY — Lucky Terry Beeler was the winner of the 2016 raffle quilt, At Home in the Mountains, crafted and raffled by Sew-Help-Me Quilters at the Elk City Days Quilt Show. Terry turned around and gave the quilt to his wife, Donna, the next day, for her birthday. Thirteen participants went home with one or more beautiful handmade ribbons from the show. These handmade creations were designed and stitched by Donna Beeler. The club would like to thank Lamar and Muriel Johnson for hosting the show. Following are the categories and winners.

Best of Show: Debbie Layman for At Home in the Woods, a quilt she made for her son Gavin; Donna Beeler for Quilt of Valor, Mariner’s Eagle, made for Ron Ferraro; Machine pieced and quilted: 1. Donna Beeler, 2.Debbie Layman, 3. Tie – Vickie Guthrie and Susie Borowicz, 4. Linda Purnell; Machine quilted, appliqué: 1. Pam Smith, 2. Donna Beeler, 3. Susie Borowicz, 4. Pam Smith; Hand tied or quilted: 1. Donna Beeler; Heirloom or vintage: 1. Donna Beeler, 2. Becky Chaffee, 3. Ida Stoneking; First Quilt: 1. Donna Beeler, 2.Sue Phillips; In Progress: 1. Donna Beeler, 2. Linda Purnell, 3. Nelda Horn, 4. Tie-Julie Olive and Alice Pendergrass; Wall hangings: 1. Donna Beeler, 2. Tie-Nelda Horn and Donna Beeler, 3. Vickie Guthrie, 4. Nelda Horn; Club Challenge: 1. Donna Beeler, 2. Nelda Horn, 3. Tie - Julie Olive and Carol Moore, 4. Sue Phillips.

— Information submitted by Sue Phillips

Monday, Sept. 5, is Labor Day. How many of us know what it is all about beside a day off work or school? Several communities, and later states, passed ordinances or laws creating a day to honor the social and economic achievements of American workers and the contributions they have made to this country. Oregon was the first state to set aside an official day in February of 1887. The first Monday in September became the official federal holiday in June of 1894. Bet you didn’t know it has been celebrated for 120 years.

Meetings: Water and Sewer on the 5th.

Anniversaries: Shawn and Jill Mann.


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