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Veteran Christine Reuter and her sons Zane and Zander participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Monday, Jan. 16.  The project was coordinated by Katrina Bentley, who volunteers for AmeriCorps at the Cottonwood School District, and about 30 people participated in the event at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center.


Veteran Christine Reuter and her sons Zane and Zander participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Monday, Jan. 16. The project was coordinated by Katrina Bentley, who volunteers for AmeriCorps at the Cottonwood School District, and about 30 people participated in the event at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center.



Idaho County Veterans Center hosts day of service event

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Vets Bob Johnston and Lucky Gallego volunteer at the Vets Center on a regular basis.

GRANGEVILLE — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (MLK Day) was a busy one at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center (known as the Vets Center). Approximately 30 people participated in the event by donating clothing, food, cash and enjoying a lunch together.

The project was coordinated by Katrina Bentley who is volunteering for AmeriCorps at the Cottonwood School District. All AmeriCorps volunteers are required to do community service projects throughout the year.

On MLK Day the Vets Center was chosen as a service project. The Vets Center operates entirely on donations and is needing food and emergency clothing for veterans needing immediate help as well as cash donations to keep the center open.

Volunteers are available at the center to link those needing ongoing help with available community resources. The Vets Center has been rented by several community groups for various events and this income helps a great deal to pay basic expenses.

Regular volunteers at the Vets Center are Jinny Cash (director), Bob Johnston, Lucky Gallego, Earl Barnes, Harry Voris, and Katrina Bentley. Several other veterans and community members help out at the center on a regular basis. Many vets are at the center on a regular basis and enjoy visiting with other vets, sharing a cup of coffee and watching TV or playing pool or ping pong. The Vets Center is a great addition to the community. Gratitude is expressed to all who are helping to keep the center open for veterans and community members. The center is located at 318 E. Main and is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome.

Grangeville Senior Center

Jan. 16 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Alice Rickman; free dinner, Armanda Schererman; meals at site: 65 with 35 home-deliveries; guest, Jane Carlson; Bingo winner, Dolores Kindall; blackout, Roberta Gibbs.

Jan. 20 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Barbara Essen; free dinner, Linda Orcutt; meals at site: 104 with 38 hot and 53 frozen home-deliveries; guests: Sharon Brixen, Gene Pennington, David Bishop; pinochle winners: 1, Mary Purdy, 2, Mel Willis, 3, John Purdy.

Menu: Jan. 27 – veggie burger/mushroom gravy, baked potato, zucchini and tomatoes, baked apple; Jan. 30 – taco pie, corn, refried beans, green salad/tomatoes, apricots.



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