As of Tuesday, May 24, 2016
ELK CITY ELK CITY — Memorial Day services will be held at the bridge in Elk City on May 29 at 1 p.m. Let’s get out and honor our veterans.
As reported last week, the Elk City VFW Auxiliary and Post is again sponsoring the giant taco feed to benefit the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department on May 28 at the VFW kitchen from 5–7 p.m. The charge is $8 for all-you-can-eat tacos.
Cocoa shared what the fire department’s expenses have been this last year. “… thanks to the [Elk City Area] Alliance, we are furnished a building rent free, so we can have our trucks inside to prevent the water from freezing.” The main expenses are as follows: power - $1,470; fuel/repairs/parts - $1,611.48; office expenses - $183, and Internet - $480 (we are required to have this to communicate with other agencies, i.e. Homeland Security, Idaho County Emergency Management; Idaho County Local Emergency Planning Committee, Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, etc.)”
Fire Department personnel travel out of Elk City for training and other events and they always pay their own way. The fire department is not charged for these types of expenses.
The fire department is requesting residents of the community to donate approximately $50 per year per household to this effort to serve you with fire protection. Without a fire department, you, as a homeowner, may not qualify for fire insurance. As small as it is, the fire department serves a very valuable and necessary purpose.
Dixie bake sale, services set
DIXIE — Dixie will feature a bake sale on May 28, starting at 9 a.m., with the proceeds going to So Help Me Quilters in Elk City and Dixie for fabric for the Quilts of Valor. Memorial Day services will be held May 29 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a potluck at the Dixie Community Center.
Many of you know Krystyna Sherrer from Elk City. She is graduating with an Applied Science nursing degree. Congratulations!
The Elk City School kids’ program will be held Thursday, May 26, from 6-7 p.m. at the school. It will feature a puppet show and gymnastics. Come out and see the kids.
The VFW community yard sale had to be held indoors because of rain so the sellers really appreciated that they opened the kitchen for them.
Presidents Day/Winter Carnival held in Dixie had a large turnout. The fun run placing was as follows: first place – Nicole Roberts, second place – Delvin Rauch and Paige Blackburn. The X-Games placements were as follows: first place – Team Coppernoll, second place – Team Jackson, third place – Team Will Dog 2, slowest time – Team Newlyweds.
Meetings: Sew Help Me Quilters on May 31.
Birthdays: Kenneth Thompson.
History: The records for the cemetery reveal the following: William “Peg Leg” Russell, born in New York in 1836, died by suicide in Olympus Saloon, Elk City in 1909; Wilber Leon Schnell, 1910, stillborn son of Edward and Bessie Schnell; Benjamin Blair Scott, born in Canada in 1870, no death date, but was known to be running the Elk City store after 1910; Harriet Josephine Shuck, born in 1871 in Iowa, died in 1950; and Henry “Hank” Shuck, born in 1868 in Iowa, died in 1942.