The most recent meeting of the Barnyard Beasties 4-H group was May 23. For new business we decided to spend $26 of our money on a new swine tagger. We discussed community service ideas. The spring show is on June 11.
Kyle Alter gave a demonstration on the different parts of an incubator and Ryan Alter gave an illustrated talk on how to care for your chicks.
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
ARF is one step away from final 501c3 status!
And we have finally started to do some very serious fund-raising. We have set up a Facebook page, (please like and share) and we are set up to take donations at Potlatch Credit Union.
We also want folks to remember that this is a regional shelter, so we will be making a serious effort to get out into the surrounding communities this summer with more information and a greater presence so that our mutual love of animals can bring our communities together.
— Lesley Orcutt
Big Cedar Homemakers
On May 11, 19 members of the Big Cedar Homemakers Club met at the Rack and Reel Café for their annual spring luncheon. Members were greeted at the door by the hostess, Cathy Ward, and asked to write down a fact about themselves that no one at the meeting would know. Later members had fun hearing the fact read aloud and trying to guess who it was describing.
Anniversary congratulations were extended to Dawn Stryhas, Lorna Olsen and Judy Daugherty.
Denise Troumbley told members that the pesticide business “Croach” would be calling to set up a time to spray the Big Cedar Schoolhouse for wasps; and that they were happy to donate their time and product.
The next meeting is to be held at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse on June 8 at 10 a.m., hosted by Pat Anderberg. Bring a favorite book and be prepared to share why it was a good read, and possibly exchange for another.
Cottonwood Senior Citizens
Agnes Forsman opened the May 24 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer. Guests were Gary and Patty Solberg and Don and Marilyn Burris of Grangeville. There were 53 meals served with 17 home-delivered meals. Sylvia Forsmann won the free dinner.
Sharing jokes this week were Jane and Roger Burgess and Marian Wikoff. Sylvia Forsmann was the nickel bingo winner and Joanne Wheatley, who came with Roger and Jane Burgess, won the blackout. Door prize winners were Amelia Frei, Bob Wikoff, Elred Nuxoll, Gary Solberg, Hilda Nuttman and John Purdy.
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 June 7: baked fish fillet w/tartar sauce, au gratin potatoes, tossed vegetable salad, green beans, peaches.
Grangeville Senior Citizens
The May 23 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer was given by Tom Helmick. The free dinner drawing was won by Shirley Crane. There were 70 meals served and 44 home delivered.
Nickel bingo winner was Mel Willis and blackout winners were Roberta Gibbs and Mel Willis.
The May 27 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stanley Modrell and the prayer was given by Jim Myers. The free dinner drawing came to Ted Kleinsmith. There were 73 meals served and 44 hot and 21 frozen home-delivered meals.
Entertainment was the Camas Rovers (Irish dancers). Menu for June 3: Birthdays celebrated, fish fillet, au gratin potatoes, creamy coleslaw, green beans and peaches; June 6: barbecue beef on a bun, green beans, fresh baby carrots, fruit salad.