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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the Feb. 2 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Larry Clark led the dinner prayer. Guests were Stan Modrell of Grangeville and Amelia Frei and her daughter, Susan McPherson. There were 52 meals served with 17 takeouts. Ingrid Mader won the free dinner.

Hilda Nuttman won the nickel bingo pot and Ingrid Mader won the blackout. Door prize winners were Dixie Sharrard, Bob Talbot, Ivan Nuxoll, Vern Uhlorn, Marianne Wren and Eleanor Hinkelman.

Bob Talbot brought a homemade rattle carved out of a single piece of wood. It was made by a friend of his.

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 Feb. 16: chicken and green bean dinner, green salad, squash, peach cobbler.

Big Cedar Homemakers selects hosts

On Jan. 13, 16 members of the Big Cedar Homemakers club and one guest, Sydney Andrews, met at Lynne Anderberg’s home for our first meeting of the year. We welcomed four new members: Tahnyia Anderberg, Rachel Andrews, Denise Troumbley and Robleigh Williams. The meeting was called to order at 10:15 am. by president, Lynne Anderberg. Lynne gave us a President’s message about the importance of family and community commitment. 

 The group discussed using the schoolhouse more for community events.  We discussed having movies on the hill once a month during the summer or doing a game night or a spring potluck event. 

We selected hosts for each meeting for the year. Kris Perry mentioned that our former help for schoolhouse projects will no longer be available. We discussed having work parties for the painting needed at the schoolhouse. To help with this project, please call Dawn Stryhas at 926-4302.

We ate a wonderful potluck lunch while Becky Schulz showed us how to make heart shaped carrots.    

Our next meeting will be Feb. 10 at 10 a.m., Dawn Stryhas’ home. Please join us at our next meeting. It is a great way to meet your neighbors and get involved in the community. Call Irene Finehout at 926-4783.

Grangeville Senior Citizens

The Feb. 1 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stanley Modrell and the prayer was given by Barbara Essen. The free dinner came to Frank Hausladen. There were 76 meals served and 45 hot and 92 frozen takeout meals. Jokes were told by Katie Remacle.

The Nickel bingo winner was Mel Willis and blackout winner was Frankie Sibley.

The Feb. 5 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stanley Modell and the prayer was given by Orville Biggers. Guest was Bob Talbott. The free dinner came to Kathy Gaither. There were 81 meals served and 41 hot and 92 frozen takeout meals.

Nickel bingo winner was Donna Barnett and blackout winner was Eileen Hazelbaker.

Feb. 4 was the 55th wedding anniversary of Dick and Juanita Seay, and birthdays were celebrated for Orville and Johanna Biggers.

The menu for Feb. 12 – Valentine Day – roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, orange glazed carrots, green salad, lite French dressing, strawberries, dark chocolate; Feb. 15: - Presidents’ Day – spaghetti and meat sauce, green salad with buttermilk dressing, garlic French bread, fruit cup.

3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club

Elections took place at the January meeting. David Brainerd - WB6DHW, was re-elected vice-president. Polly Smith - KG7DPO, was re-elected secretary. Dave - WB6DHW gave a class on ARRL message handling. The February meeting will have a class on the FEMA IC-213 message form.

Bob West, emergency manager for Lewis county, reported on identification requirements to be admitted to the Lewis County EOC (Emergency Operations Center). More information will be provided at the February meeting.

The February meeting will be at the meeting room at the Kamiah KOA (former Lewis and Clark Resort) on U.S. Highway 12, two miles east of Kamiah on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. License examinations will be given at 5:30. Contact David Brainerd - 926-7886 for license test info. Contact Ken Tuning at 935-8888 for meeting and club information. The club website is at


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