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Organizational News, Nov. 8

Melinda Hall received the Distinguished Service Award this month from the Grangeville Kiwanis. Hall, of Grangeville, was recognized for her 20-plus years of helping the Grangeville and Kamiah Kiwanis clubs with Radio Days, one of its big scholarship fund-raisers. Pictured with Hall (center) are (L-R) secretary Bob West and president Carolyn Haning.

Credit: Monica Walker
Melinda Hall received the Distinguished Service Award this month from the Grangeville Kiwanis. Hall, of Grangeville, was recognized for her 20-plus years of helping the Grangeville and Kamiah Kiwanis clubs with Radio Days, one of its big scholarship fund-raisers. Pictured with Hall (center) are (L-R) secretary Bob West and president Carolyn Haning.



3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club

Congratulations to Chad Snyder of Clarkston for passing exams for all three amateur radio license classes (Technician, General and Extra) at our October license examination session.

At the October meeting we decided to once again have the "Talk to Santa" event in December. We also decided to have the Christmas party at Pizza Factory in Kamiah in place of the normal December meeting.

The next club meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Kamiah KOA meeting room, two miles east of Kamiah on U.S. Highway 12. License testing will be at 5:30 p.m. Plans for the “Talk to Santa” event will be finalized. We will also have a discussion and/or presentation of the deployment of 22 hams by the ARRL to Puerto Rico to provide communications.

For club info contact Ken Tuning, 208-935-8888. For license test info contact David Brainerd, 208-926-7886.

Friends of the Grangeville Centennial Library

The Friends of the Centennial Library (FoCL) are seeking the community’s help.

FoCL is looking for donations to support the library in budget categories: technology, programs, books, library (physical) improvements, scholarships and administration.

“Though FoCL has accomplished a lot of things, there’s more we’d like to be able to do in 2018,” said board member Cindy Lane.

This includes replacing computers and upgrading software, replacing carpet, continue support for adult book discussions, provide scholarships for library access to those who need it, assist with yearly programs for both adults and children and purchase new books.

To donate, send checks to FoCL, P.O. Box 132, Grangeville, ID 83530. For information on how to volunteer with FoCL, call Jamie Everson at 208-705-6062 or e-mail jme.everson@yahoo.com.

Grangeville Senior Citizens

Stanley Modrell opened the October 30 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Tom Helmick offered the prayer. Crystal Peck was the winner of the free dinner drawing. There were 85 meals served at the site and 34 home-delivered meals. There were no guests. Pinochle Winners: 1st, Sharon Brixen with 3,880 and 2nd, Nancy Winkler with 3,860.

Stanley Modrell opened the meeting of November 5 with the Pledge of Allegiance and Carl Sommer offered the prayer. Harry Kowaleski was the winner of the free dinner drawing. There were 75 meals served at the site and 36 hot, 74 frozen meals home delivered. Michael Adams was a guest. Pinochle Winners: 1st, Barbara Henderson with 5,310 and 2nd, Stan Modrell with 4,380. Birthdays were celebrated for Sherry Becker, Eileen Hazelbaker, and Charles Scott .

Menu for November 10th: Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Peas, Carrot-Raisin-Pineapple Salad, Fruit Cocktail Crisp and Roll.

Menu for Nov. 13th: Chicken Noodle Bake, Pickled Beets, Peaches, Sugar Cookie and Roll.

Pioneer Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the October 31 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance. Larry Clark led the dinner prayer.

There were 56 meals served with 25 takeouts and 14 frozen meals.

Doris Sonnen won the free meal.

Agnes Forsman shared a joke with the group.

Hilda Nuttman and Gladys Sonnen shared the nickel Bingo pot while Nuttman also won the blackout.

Door prizes were won by Eileen Hazelbaker, Tom Terhaar, Marianne Wren, Eleanor Hinkelman, Irene Terhaar and Colleen Wilson..

Seniors wanting to go to Lewiston to shop or to doctor’s appointments and don’t want to drive, call Coast driver, Katie Manifold, 509-397-2935

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 12 noon.

Menu for Nov. 14: Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Broccoli & Cauliflower, Baked Apples.

To order meals delivered, call City Hall at 208-962-3231.

Idaho County Board of Community Guardians

GRANGEVILLE – A board established last year is seeking volunteers from throughout Idaho County.

The Idaho County Board of Community Guardians has been in service since early 2016. The board was re-established to protect the most vulnerable adult residents of the county from abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation. Adults that are residents of this county that may be at risk or in danger of harm now have a system in place that can help ensure their well-being. There are currently nine board members and two volunteer guardians who meet monthly on the third Thursday at the Idaho County Courthouse.

With the help of the county attorney Kirk Macgregor, and the Idaho County Commissioners, the Board of Community Guardians can now help assist in providing guardianship for individuals who are deemed legally incapacitated by the court with limited/no income and no family/friends that are able/willing to help make decisions for their well-being. Anyone who thinks they know an individual who may be at risk, can make a referral for guardianship. Print the form from the Idaho County website at idahocounty.org/commissioners/board-of-community-guardians. Mail or by e-mail this form.

For questions, call 208-983-2751 or e-mail at IdcntyBOCG@gmail.com. The mailing address is 320 West Main Street, Rm 5, Grangeville, ID 83530.

The organization is seeking more volunteer guardians. A guardian can facilitate the process for the incapacitated individual to meet their personal and financial needs. Representation from throughout the county is desired. To volunteer or for more information, e-mail IdcntyBOCG@gmail.com.



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