Idaho Drug-Free Youth Volunteers
Contributed photo / Naomi Finnegan
Several members of the Idaho Drug Free Youth (IDFY) group from Grangeville High School spent Saturday morning, March 5, volunteering at the Idaho County Recycling Center in Grangeville. Included was (back, L-R) Matt Payne and Zach Stoner and (front, L-R) Chloe Dame, Jolie Tosten, Hailey Russell, Darby Finnegan and Hannah Williams.
3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club
The Salmon River Jet Boat Races will take place in Riggins on April 15, 16 and 17. Operators are needed to provide safety communications. Shore positions, safety boat and relay positions are available. Information and sign-up is at www. facebook.com/IdahoRaceCommunications
Requirements for admission to the county EOC (Emergency Operations Center) during disasters will be discussed at the March meeting. The location for Field Day ( June 25-26) will be discussed. Will it be at the Kamiah City Park as was done the last two years or will it be at a better radio location out of town as in previous years?
A meeting was held March 8 at the meeting room at the Kamiah KOA (former Lewis and Clark Resort) on U.S. Highway 12, two miles east of Kamiah. License examinations were given. 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 3riversarc.com. The club repeater transmits on 146.620 MHz.
Big Cedar Homemakers
The monthly meeting of the Big Cedar Homemakers was called to order at the home of Dawn Stryhas on Wednesday, Feb. 10, by vice president Lorna Olsen. Barbara Lee joined our ranks as a new member giving us a total of 14 members and one guest, Cherylee Gianopulos.
Thank you cards were received and shared from the Ridge Runner Fire Department, the Tahoe QRU, and the Kooskia Library, for our donations.
Kris Perry reported on the progress of historical registry and possibility of having a monument made to place at the schoolhouse.
Kris is a member of the Friends of The Lochsa; she shared with us information about the Old Lochsa Ranger Station. They are planning on having its 50th anniversary on July 23, which will include a living history day. A cleanup day will be held the end of May; anyone interested in participating can contact Kris at 926-4979.
Dawn Stryhas did a wonderful presentation on monarch butterflies and their migration patterns, habitats, and needed food sources. We each received a package of milkweed seeds so we could improve the habitat in our area and enjoy possible butterfly encounters.
Our next meeting will be held at the home of Rachel Andrews on March 9, at 10 a.m. Feel free to join us; it is a great way to meet your neighbors and be a part of our community. For information call Cathy Ward at 926-7221.
Cottonwood Senior Citizens
Dolores VonBargen opened the March 1 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer. Marie Sprute has rejoined us after breaking her foot last November. There were 45 meals served with 12 takeouts. Elaine Schumacher won the free dinner.
Sharing jokes this week were Joyce Forsmann, Anna Gehring and Katie Remacle.
Norma Schumacher won the nickel bingo pot and Dolores Kindall won the blackout. We also had three bonus prizes of money that were given to three lucky bingo players. They were Vern Uhlorn, Dolores Kindall and Dolores VonBargen. Thanks to the unknown donor of the money. Door prize winners were Doris and Ron Sonnen, Gen Broker, Theresa Entrup, Peg Uhlorn and Dolores VonBargen
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 March 15: St. Patrick’s Day - corned beef and cabbage, steamed red potatoes, carrots, lime Jell-O fruit salad, sherbet.
Grangeville Senior Citizens
The Feb. 29 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 Eileen Hazelbaker. There were 95 meals served and 41 hot meals delivered.
The nickel bingo winners were Willene Lance and Alta Clark and blackout winner was Betty Stoorza.
The March 4 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stanley Modrell and the prayer was given by Tom Helmick. There were 70 meals served and 45 hot and 90 frozen meals were delivered.
Nickel bingo winners were Dolores Kindall, Alta Clark, Charley Gibbs and Dolores Kindall also was the blackout winner.
The menu for March 4: Birthdays celebrated, meat loaf, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, carrot-raisin salad and chilled peaches; March 14: St. Patrick’s Day, corned beef and cabbage, carrots, red potatoes and lime Jell-O salad.
Fenn Livestock held their second 4-H meeting of the year on Monday, Feb. 22. During this meeting, officers were elected and are as follow: president - Cassie Chandler, vice president - Adam Wonnacott, secretary - Maggie Chmelik, and treasurer-Katrine Frei. After business was gone through, three well-done demonstrations were given by Maggie Chmelik, Abbie Frei, and Cassie Chandler. Before their next meeting they will be spending an hour at the retirement home sharing about their experience in 4-H and what they will be doing this year. Their next meeting will be held March 12.