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Grangeville FFA students who were winners in the recent U of I Ag Days competition include (L - R) Rachael Stevens, Naomi Connolley, Sydney Rylaarsdam, Gabe Forsman, and Marie Heckman.

Grangeville FFA students who were winners in the recent U of I Ag Days competition include (L - R) Rachael Stevens, Naomi Connolley, Sydney Rylaarsdam, Gabe Forsman, and Marie Heckman.

Grangeville Senior Citizens

Stanley Modrell opened the meeting, Oct. 9, with the Pledge of Allegiance and Tom Helmick led the prayer. There were 85 meals served at the site and 38 home-delivered meals. Guests were Judy and Ken Riener. Pinochle Winners: 1st, Mel Willis with 3,930 and 2nd, Roberta Gibbs with 3,850.

The Oct. 13th meeting was opened with Stanley Modrell leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Alice Rickman offering the prayer. Linda Dodge was the winner of the free dinner. There were 114 meals served at the site; 38 hot and 63 frozen meals home delivered. Guests for the day were Kay Hazelbaker, Jana & Matt Myers and Sonia Dalgliesh. Pinochle Winners: 1st, Mary Purdy with 4,600 and 2nd, Beth Parish.

Pioneer Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the October 10 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance. Elred Nuxoll led the dinner prayer.

Guests were Ken and Judy Riener of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

There were 45 meals served with 19 takeouts and 14 frozen meals.

Ralph Sprute won the free dinner.

Agnes Forsman shared a joke with the group.

Agnes Forsman also won the nickel Bingo pot while Gladys Sonnen won the blackout.

A going away cake was donated by the Senior Center for Bob & Judy Arledge who are moving to Lewiston after 20 years of attendance and support. We wish you well.

Also Susie McPherson came to say goodbye and thanked us for our friendship for her and her mother, Emelia Frei. She donated her mom’s wheelchair and her Bingo pennies to the Senior Citizens. Thank you Susie and we’ll miss you.

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 Oct. 24:

Macaroni & Cheese with Ham, Normandy Vegetables, Baked Apples, Cake. This is also the Birthday Dinner and Fiddlers will be here.

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

Camas Prairie Food Bank

Through the summer we have been serving between 400-450 people each month. Cold weather and the holidays always increase the count of people served each month. New food stamp cuts will increase the need for assistance.

We need new or used working crockpots. These assist with many situations where cooking is difficult or impossible.

Food Needs: soup; dessert mixes of any kind to include any Jiffy mixes; packaged and boxed meal helpers; mac and cheese; canned meals such as chili, Spaghetti-O-s/ Ravioli etc.; canned vegetables (except green beans or corn); canned fruit; flour and sugar - small packages.

Carlene Whitesell, director, 208-507-2365


The Grangeville FFA had another successful weekend of competition at the University of Idaho’s annual Ag Days. The members participated in hands-on workshops led by U of I faculty on sustainable forest management, advanced livestock judging, use of ultrasound technology on cattle, agricultural technology and engineering, and veterinary science. They also competed in the livestock judging contest. Success at livestock judging requires extensive knowledge of muscular and skeletal anatomy of three different species of livestock, decision- making skills, and the ability to read and interpret expected progeny differences (EPD) data.

The Grangeville FFA livestock judging team placed second in the FFA Division out of 29 teams. In addition, their team score was higher than all the competing adult and collegiate teams. Sophomore Sydney Rylaarsdam received Third High Individual. The members also explored the U of I campus, networked with Idaho agricultural business and industry leaders, and enjoyed sideline seats to the U of I homecoming game. The chapter would like to extend their appreciation to everyone at the university who made this great experience possible.

— Abby Asker


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