Grangeville Lions Club
March 2 – 10 Lions toured Gem Chain Bar. Sight & Hearing committee reported 6-7 applications have been filled.
March 16 – 10 Lions hosted one prospective new member. Sight & Hearing committee considering one new application. District conference reported a big success, as Lion John Warford noted the “impactful work, particularly on sight and hearing, that Lions Clubs are making worldwide.”
April 6 – 14 Lions toured Anderson Aeromotive. Approved one new member and hosted two prospective new members. Sight & Hearing committee approved two new applications. Scholarship committee reported it is considering 6-7 applications that are “high in quality.”
In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness,” and to this day Lions worldwide give back to local communities in various ways, including by collecting and delivering old eyeware to people in need internationally. Look for glasses collection boxes at the following Grangeville businesses: Pine Tree Community Credit Union, Cash & Carry Foods, US Bank, Umpqua Bank, Irwin Drug, Idaho County Title, Askers Harvest Foods, P1FCU and the Idaho County Free Press.
This May 5-6, look for Lions’ White Cane Days fund-raiser, which boosts sight and hearing in our community and communities like ours through the work of Northwest Lions Foundation.
Next meeting: April 20 at Oscar’s.
Big Cedar Homemakers
TAHOE - On March 14, 10 members of the Big Cedar Homemakers club met at the Tahoe Quick Response Building on Leitch Creek Road after having to cancel the last two meetings due to snow! It was noted that they had had to cancel only one other meeting ever. Dawn Stryhas and Becky Schultz co-hosted the meeting. Becky shared the thought of the day; “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up,” (J.M. Power).
President Lorna Olsen presided over her first meeting of the year. Minutes were read and approved. Treasurer Susan Stephens reported the dispersal of the Christmas swag funds to a number of local groups: the Kooskia Community Library, the Tahoe QRU, the Ridge Runner Fire Dept. and The Big Cedar Community Club.
Birthdays will be celebrated by Jean Carroll, Caron Turner, and Pat Anderberg before the next meeting.
Members discussed the purchase of a national historical plaque for the Big Cedar School House. At the April meeting decisions will be made on size and material. The meeting schedule was set up for the balance of this year with hostesses chosen and programs discussed. Next the membership list was updated. Secretary Dawn Stryhas will have copies of both meeting schedules and updated member lists available for members at the next meeting. Community announcements are as follows: The Kooskia Community Library is selling their tables as the district library administrators want to purchase tables that will fit the space better. Also, there will be a dedication ceremony by the board of the Syringa Hospital to rename the Kooskia Medical Clinic to “The Dick Tucker Syringa Clinic” on Wednesday, April 5, at 1 p.m.
The next meeting will be held on April 12 at the Big Cedar School House for spring cleaning. Cathy Ward will host.
3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club
Ken Tuning was re-elected as president and Brian Davis was re-elected as treasurer for another two years.
Anyone with an interest in amateur (ham) radio is invited to our meetings to find out what it is all about. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 11, at the meeting room behind the cafe at the Kamiah KOA (former Lewis and Clark Resort) on U.S. Highway 12, two miles east of Kamiah at 6:30 p.m. License examinations will be given at 5:30 p.m.
Contact David Brainerd - 926-7886 for license test info. Contact Ken Tuning at 935-8888 for meeting and club information. The club website is 3riversarc.com. The club repeater transmits on 146.620 MHz.
Grangeville Senior Center
April 3 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Tom Helmick; free dinner, Dick Seay; meals at site: 76 with 34 home-deliveries; Bingo, Alta Clark; blackout, Roberta Gibbs, John Purdy.
April 7 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Barbara Essen; free dinner, Terri Wisdom; meals at site: 71 with 29 hot and 58 frozen home-deliveries; guests: Mel Willis’ daughter Katie Biggers of Boise; pinochle: 1, Eileen Hazelbaker 5180, 2, Roberta Gibbs 4030.
Menu: April 14 – Good Friday – tuna or egg salad on lettuce, vegetable soup, whole wheat roll, mandarine orange/Jello; April 17 – Easter Dinner – baked ham, yams, green beans, pineapple, raspberry sherbet.
Pioneer Senior Citizens
Agnes Forsman opened the April 4 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also gave the dinner prayer. Guests this week were Bev & Chet Fergason and Dorothy Arnoti. There were 58 meals served and 18 takeouts. Marianne Wren won the free dinner.
Mary Ann Kuther shared a joke with the group that was read for her by Katie Remacle. Hilda Nuttman and Eleanor Hinkelman split the nickel Bingo pot and Katie Remacle won the blackout. Door prize winners were Ron Sonnen, Mel Willis, Ivan Nuxoll, Peg Uhlorn, Elred Nuxoll and Bev Fergason. It was Dolores VonBargen’s 87th birthday. We all sang Happy Birthday to her. Many more for you Dolores!
Seniors wanting to go to Lewiston to shop or doctor’s appointments and don’t want to drive, call Coast driver Katie Manifold, 456-4090.
Come join us for a meal every Tuesday for a small donation at the Pioneer Senior Center in the Cottonwood Community Hall basement. Meals are served at noon.
Menu for April 18 - Mexican Chef Salad, Cornbread, Peaches. To order meals delivered, call city hall at 962-3231.