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Saturday, March 24, the American Legion Auxiliary, Grangeville Unit No. 37 held its annual awards presentation at the Idaho County Veterans Center in Grangeville. Three ladies were honored by the organization and presented awards by incoming unit president Molly Severe and long-standing secretary/treasurer Pearl Bentley. Gemma Audisio was presented with an award of meritorious service for her outstanding dedication and help to the post including making jewelry for fund-raising. Renee Wright received member of the year and has helped update the post constitution and bylaws. Sophia Wright was presented with junior member of the year. She always brings smiles and hugs to post meeting and events and helped distribute poppies during Memorial Day services throughout Grangeville. Pictured (first photo, L-R) Gemma Audisio, Molly Severe and Pearl Bentley and (second photo, L-R) Sophia Wright, Molly Severe and Pearl Bentley.
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Saturday, March 24, the American Legion Auxiliary, Grangeville Unit No. 37 held its annual awards presentation at the Idaho County Veterans Center in Grangeville. Three ladies were honored by the organization and presented awards by incoming unit president Molly Severe and long-standing secretary/treasurer Pearl Bentley. Gemma Audisio was presented with an award of meritorious service for her outstanding dedication and help to the post including making jewelry for fund-raising. Renee Wright received member of the year and has helped update the post constitution and bylaws. Sophia Wright was presented with junior member of the year. She always brings smiles and hugs to post meeting and events and helped distribute poppies during Memorial Day services throughout Grangeville. Pictured (first photo, L-R) Gemma Audisio, Molly Severe and Pearl Bentley and (second photo, L-R) Sophia Wright, Molly Severe and Pearl Bentley. Contributed photos



3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club

At the March meeting, several ideas for increasing membership were discussed. Upcoming events including the Salmon River Jet Boat races, several run/walks, and Field Day were discussed.

The location used for Field Day will be decided at the April meeting. Locations are alternated every other year between the park in Kamiah and a better radio location. Locations under consideration for this year are the club repeater site on Kidder Ridge and Fish Creek Campground south of Grangeville. There will also be a presentation on antennas. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April. 10, at the Kamiah KOA café, two miles east of Kamiah on U.S. Highway 12. License testing will be at 5:30 p.m.

For club info contact Ken Tuning at 208-935-8888. For license test info contact David Brainerd at 208-926-7886. The club repeater transmits on 146.620 MHz.

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Contributed photo / Mary Ann High On Saturday, March 24, more than a dozen members of the Idaho County Democratic Party participated in a highway cleanup along US 12, between Kooskia and Kamiah. Under a beautiful spring sky, more than 20 bags of trash were collected. The potluck that followed was also a rousing success of good food and great companionship. If anyone wishes to learn more regarding the organization, e-mail johnandrechak@hotmail.com. The group wishes to extend appreciation to the crew at the Kooskia Highway Shop for their help with this effort. And to extend gratitude to all the Idaho Department of Transportation workers who maintain a safe and efficient highway system throughout Idaho.

Grangeville Senior Citizens

Stan Modrell opened the March 26 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Tom Helmick offered the prayer. Thomas Pierce was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 94 meals were served at the site and 30 hot meals were home delivered. Guests were Gerry Hayes, Kathy Ashley, Larry Butler and Charlie Holliman. Pinochle Winners: Beth Parish, first with 4,380 and Eileen Hazelbaker, second with 4,310.

Dick Seay opened the March 28 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the prayer was given by Roger Burgess. Judy Scribner won the free dinner drawing. 82 meals were served at the site and 25 hot meals were home delivered. Lynn Cook was our guest this day. Pinochle Winners: Mel Willis, first with 4,630 and Roberta Gibbs, second with 3,710.

Stan Modrell opened the March 30 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. Tom Lucas was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 67 meals were served at the site with 29 hot and 52 frozen meals home delivered. Lenora Hill shared a joke with the group. Pinochle Winners: Mary Purdy, first with 4,820 and John Purdy, second with 4,560.

Menu for April 6: Tuna Tetrazzini, Green Salad w/Dressing, Broccoli, Mandarin Oranges, Roll and Vanilla Pudding.

Menu for April 9: Mini Hamburgers or Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Sliced Tomatoes, Apricots, Roll and Ice Cream.

Menu for April 11: Pork Chops, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Sliced Bread and Watermelon.

Correction for March 28: On March 23, the report should have said that Shirley Crane gave the prayer and the free dinner drawing was won by Terri Wisdom.

Pioneer Senior Citizens

Gabby Rehder opened the March 27 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.

Visitors were the Old-Time Fiddlers.

There were 69 meals served with 29 home deliveries.

Sally Duman won the free dinner.

Agnes Forsman shared a joke with the group.

Agnes also informed the group about the Breakfast set for Sunday, April 15 at the Cottonwood Community Hall from 7 to 11:30 a.m.

Katie Remacle won the nickel Bingo pot while Eleanor Hinkelman was the BING winner and Agnes Forsman, Eleanor Hinkelman and Sylvia Forsmann shared the blackout.

Door Prize winners were Joanne Sonnen (Easter eggs), Richard Uptmor, Jim Barnett, Carol Altman, Sue Crea and Anna Gehring.

Seniors wanting to go to Lewiston to shop or to doctor’s appointments and don’t want to drive, call Coast driver, Katie Manifold at 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 April 10

Chicken & Noodles, Steamed Broccoli & Carrots, Green Salad, Whole Wheat Roll, Fruit Cup.

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



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