As of Tuesday, March 29, 2016
ELK CITY In case you haven’t heard, a ministry called Homestead Ministries from Colfax, Wash., sent a large shipment of dried soup and chili (4,000 packages) up here via Anita Perry, Chris Thompson and Jeff and Nita Maxwell. John Menough also brought some in after a trip to Moscow. They have been off-loaded at the fire department building for distribution by Loren and Cocoa so call them if you need or want some. Homestead Ministries is a “non-denominational Christian faith-based organization that helps find solutions to feed the hungry here in the great northwest.” Thanks for thinking of us during this time of isolation.
Wolf news: Another possible wolf-killed elk in almost the same spot as last time – where the elk herd hangs out. The person who reported the wolves howling up Buffalo Gulch says that she sure misses the moose that used to come visit her! I do too, as they would come to our “frog pond” to drink. In fact, one morning when my kids were about 6 or 8, my son came in early in the morning, woke me up, and told me that there was someone knocking on his bedroom window. I got up to investigate and it was a bull moose eating from the bush under the window. His rack was bumping the window! So much for such experiences with the depredation by the wolves of our moose… guess there was one seen a couple of years ago up here again. Don’t know if there have been any more moose sightings since then.
Kids – with the snow possibly covering some of the eggs you may have missed, all you will need to do is look where the baby bunnies hatch from to find the eggs!
Meetings: Water and Sewer on April 5.
Birthdays: Shawn Mann, Sue Phillips and Sage Stibal.
History: The next on the list is Garret Dove born in 1846; died 1909 of TB. James Esh, who was born in 1917 and died in 1926. At one time there was a headstone for him but none could be found by the late 1990s. The Esh family was a prominent family up here for several years. I have photos of some of them on display at the hotel. Maxwell Felts, born 1888, died 1932. Anna Foss, born 1862, died 1930. The old Foss house is up towards the top of Main Street. Roscoe Foss, born 1848, died 1938. Roy Foss is also buried there but no information has been found as to dates of birth and death. Walter Foss died in 1934 but no birth date. He was the son of Roy Foss.