Susan G. Koman Walk for the Cure took place last Thursday, May 12. Pictured (L-R) are Kaidin Slover in the arms of Jamie Farmer, teacher, Kathy Knutzen with Frazier, Nichele Slover, Keagen Slover in the arms of Samuel Hickman, Sharon Boyd, Marj Mendenhall, Jessica Boyd, Becky Chaffee, Shelbie Armstrong, Maddie Armstrong, team captain Becky Hays, Kathryn Merten, Margaret Robinson behind Beverly Farmer, Alyssa Stibals holding Eva Stibals and behind Sarah Merten, Julie Olive behind William Stibal, Kathy Johnson, Renee Merten, Carol Bouchard, Eric Merten and Sue Phillips.
As of Tuesday, May 17, 2016
ELK CITY Susan G. Koman Walk for the Cure took place last Thursday, May 12. Sue Phillips shared the following about the program: “Team leader, Becky Hays, traveled north from Boise to lead hikers on one-mile walks at Elk City and Grangeville, ‘ghost walks’ as part of the 2016 Boise Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Becky is the team captain for the ‘Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters’ team and arrived in Elk City on Thursday after driving through the slide on Highway 14 in time for lunch, and then off to hike with the Elk City School students and local residents. It was a warm, blustery day; nice for a walk that ended with cookies and drinks!
On Friday the 13th employees of the USDA Forest Service and Idaho Forest Group (IFG) joined Grangeville residents for a one-mile hike on Airport Road. Becky recognized and gave survivor medallions to cancer survivors at both walks, and shared a little bit about who benefits from the donations. This year these two events brought in almost $1,800, including more than $355 from IFG employees, an amount Idaho Forest Group generously matched. Thank you to all who participated and donated!
And then Becky was off to Pollock for the hike, lunch, silent auction and quilt raffle there on Saturday. We all thank Becky for coming up to hike with us.
The annual Elk City Volunteer Fire Department giant taco feed at the VFW will take place on May 28 from 5-7 p.m. The donation is $8 for all you can eat. The taco feed is sponsored by the VFW Post and Auxiliary. Come out and support the fire department or send them a donation if you can’t make it!
The Forest Service put up a notice that the Magruder Road will be closed from May 3 to July 1 for maintenance between Kim Creek Saddle to Magruder Crossing.
Also, for all of you out-of-towners who read this column, the Red River Hot Springs will be open seven days a week starting Memorial Day, May 30.
Anniversaries: Brian and Katie Cox.
Birthdays: Jack Lyke, Berkeley Susan Cox.
History: The Poyneer sons are buried there with no information except that their parents were Harry and Bertha Poyneer; Peralie Josephine Reed died in 1933 or 1934, no birthdate; Jewel Reeser, born in 1830 (possibly in Pennsylvania) and died by suicide, no death date; Lewis Casey Ross, born in California in 1855, died in 1908; Baby Ruark, born in 1907, died 10 days later of “erysipelas” (a rare bacterial infection), the son of John Ruark.