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Grangeville High School’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) recently fared well at the district competition in Moscow.

Grangeville High School’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) recently fared well at the district competition in Moscow.

Grangeville High School FFA

MOSCOW -- On Friday, Nov. 10. Grangeville FFA competed in the District Leadership Development Events. These are very competitive events that require extensive preparation by the students and the application of diverse skills

Agricultural Sales and Marketing: A team of students apply skills in Customer Prospecting, Telephone Skills and Customer Service, and Prepared Sales and Marketing Presentations. Team members were Gabe Forsmann, Abby Asker, Molly DeFord, and Marie Heckman. The team placed 3rd overall and Gabe Forsmann was 1st High in Customer Prospecting.

FFA Creed Speaking: Freshmen members memorize and present the FFA Creed from memory, followed by two impromptu questions on the meaning of the creed and how it relates to their life.

Division A (for State qualification): Naomi Connelly placed 2nd and Alyssa Peeples placed 5th

Division B (all other contestants): Taylor Bransford placed 1st and Jeffrey Hickman placed 2nd

Greenhand Knowledge: Freshmen members take a test on agriculture education components, history, and symbols. The scores are added together for the team score. Team members were Jacob Hickman, Logan Bishop, Jeffrey Hickman, Naomi Connelly, and Taylor Bransford. The team placed 4th overall.

Sydney Rylaarsdam-Schoo also competed in Extemporaneous Speaking. This is a difficult contest where students draw a topic on anything related to agriculture out of hat and then have 30 minutes to write and memorize a speech then answer three impromptu questions on the topic. She did a great job and plans on competing again next year.

This is the most awards the Grangeville FFA members have brought home in some time and we are very proud of them!

Grangeville Senior Citizens

The November 6 meeting of the Senior Citizens was opened with Stanley Modrell leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Tom Helmick offered the prayer. Betty Stoorza was the winner of the free dinner drawing. There were 87 meals served on site and 36 meals home delivered. The guests this day were the first and second graders from Summit Academy. They presented a wonderful Veterans Day program for us. Pinochle Winners: 1st, Eileen Hazelbaker with 5,110 and 2nd, Gary Crea with 4,820.

Stanley Modrell opened the November 10th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the prayer was given by Barbara Essen. Sunny Dahler won the free dinner drawing. There were 36 hot and 70 frozen meals home delivered. Pinochle Winners: 1st, Barbara Henderson with 4,760 and 2nd, Jane Burgess with 4,730.

Menu for November 17th: Sweet & Sour Pork, Rice, Oriental Vegetables, Apricots and Roll.

Menu for November 20th (Thanksgiving Dinner): Roast Turkey with Mashed Potatoes, Bread Stuffing & Gravy, Yams, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Pie.

Pioneer Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the November 7 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance. Elred Nuxoll led the dinner prayer.

There were 54 meals served with 20 takeouts and 20 frozen meals.

Laurine Nightingale won the free meal.

Diane Schultz shared a joke with the group.

Agnes Forsman won the nickel Bingo pot while Marianne Wren won the blackout.

Door prizes were won by Mary Purdy, Loycie Sonnen, Vern Uhlorn, Eleanor Hinkelman, Peg Uhlorn, Ivan Nuxoll and Marianne Wren.

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 November 21:

Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey & Dressing w/Gravy, Peas, Cranberry Sauce, Orange Juice.

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


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