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Elk City: Dixie to honor service members May 29


Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452

— May 8 is Mother’s Day! Don’t forget to call, write, send something, and just express your love and appreciation for her.

The photo of the Reach Club kids did not have a list of the names of the children pictured in the Free Press a couple of weeks ago. Students participating in Bread-in-a-Bag pictured with their loaves of bread are: back, Sam Hickman, Beverly Farmer, Sarah Merten, Jessica Boyd, Kathryn Merten; front, Kaidin Slover. Not pictured, Natalee Lamar.

Reminders: May 7 is the ninth annual Walk for Life in Grangeville; Dixie will be honoring our servicemen and women with the community on May 29 at 10:30 a.m.; the month of May is Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month with Professor Robert Lee Sappington giving a presentation based upon his many years of archaeological investigation on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Service office in Grangeville.

Meetings: Elk City Area Alliance at the Forest Service meeting room at 7 p.m.; EMT Skills on May 10; American Legion on May 11.

Birthdays: Jacob Farmer.

Interesting historical note: a Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer issued by President Abraham Lincoln on March 30, 1863, declaring April 30, 1863, as a national day of fasting.

History: Next on the list was Martha Lynch, born in 1855 in Tennessee, died of pneumonia in 1909 (her husband, James Lynch, is buried in the Dixie Cemetery); Henry Massam, born 1867 in Canada, died in 1929; Reuben McGregor, born in 1875 in Minnesota, died in 1952. He was the last person to be buried in the Elk City Cemetery. Actually he wasn’t. The ashes of Frank Shuck were buried up there in 1995. He died at the age of 96. There is also an A.D. Monroe who died in 1920 but no birthdate or place of birth is recorded.


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