On April 14th, the Grangeville American Legion Auxiliary unit 37 met for their monthly meeting at the Idaho County Veterans Center. New officers were installed to serve for the upcoming year. President Molly Severe, Vice President Ima Wikoff, Secretary/Treasurer Pearl Bentley, Chaplain Gemma Audisio, Historian Renee Wright, and Sgt. at Arms Sophia Wright. These ladies along with other unit members will be working together to serve veteran and military families as well as the community through education, outreach, and service projects. (attached photo of new officers right to left: Renee Wright, Pearl Bentley, Molly Severe, Sophia Wright, Gemma Audisio (Ima Wikoff not pictured).
Grangeville Senior Citizens
The April 9th meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer was offered by Pastor Tom Helmick. Andy Riener was the winner of the free dinner. 84 meals were served on site and 29 hot meals were home delivered. The Board Meeting was held April 10. Pinochle Winners: First, Stan Modrell with 5,510 and second, Dolores Kindall with 4,870.
Stan Modrell opened the meeting of April 11 with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane led the prayer. Mary Lou Uptmor won the free dinner. 76 meals were served at the site and 24 hot meals were home delivered. Guests were Mel’s daughter, Alex Keggan and Jim; Allen & Michelle Willis and Shannon McBride. Pinochle Winners: First, Lazelle Hauger with 4,420 and second, Marilyn Burris with 4,230. We celebrated Mel Willis’ 95th birthday!
Stan Modrell opened the April 13th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. Bob Talbott won the free dinner drawing. 77 meals were served at the site and 28 hot & 48 frozen meals were home delivered. Guests were Donna Gregory, Shannon McBride and Jeff Schnider. Pinochle Winners: First, Barbara Henderson with 5,270 and second, Dolores Kindall with 4,920.
Menu for April 20th: Baked Fish w/Tartar Sauce, Red Beans & Rice, Broccoli, Peaches, Chocolate Pudding and Roll.
Menu for April 23rd: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Green Salad w/Dressing, Peas & Carrots, Garlic Bread, Mixed Fruit.
Menu for April 25th: Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Spinach, Fruit Salad, Jello and Roll.
All meals are served with milk and butter or margarine. Meals are also subject to change.
Pioneer Senior Citizens
Agnes Forsman opened the April 10 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.
Visiting this week was Dan Lustig.
Gladys Sonnen won the free dinner.
Lenore Hill shared a joke with the group.
Vera Holthaus and Sally Duman split the nickel Bingo pot while Agnes Forsman was the BING winner and Peg Uhlorn won the blackout.
Door Prize winners were Elaine Schumacher, Dorothy Arnoti, Barb Rehder, Eleanor Hinkelman, Katie Remacle and Jim Beckman.
Seniors wanting to go to Lewiston to shop or 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 24
Spaghetti w/Meatballs, Green Beans, Green Salad, Apricots, Cookie.
To order meals delivered, call City Hall at 962-3231.
Kooskia Community Library
KOOSKIA – Kooskia Library has a variety of upcoming events.
Events include the following:
• “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program: Librarian Dena Puderbaugh already has a great summer program planned for area children. It begins June 6 and ends on July 25. Look for more information in the paper or contact the library at 208-926-4539.
• The Kooskia Community Library announces a partnership with Mountain View School District’s Free Lunch Program this summer. The Summer Reading Program will be brought to the Clearwater Valley Elementary School lunch room on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. We received $500 to purchase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) items to take to the lunch program. We will have Snap Circuits, Code-a-pillar, Marble Runs, and several logic and coding games available. Questions about the lunch program? Call 208-983-0030.
• Student Scholarships Available for “Writers at Harriman” Friends of the Kooskia Community Library is pleased to offer two scholarships to attend “Writers at Harriman.” This is a weeklong residential writing camp, July 29-Aug. 4, where students work with professional writing teachers and participate in great outdoor activities with other students from Idaho. We are offering this to students who are currently enrolled in 11th and 12th grade, who attend Clearwater Valley High School, as well as students who are in an alternative educational program within the Clearwater Valley school district.
For information on the writing camp visit http://writersatharriman.org.
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• Friends of the Kooskia Community Library purchased a large projection screen that is hanging in the Kooskia Community Center with money fund-raised through our book sales, donations and raffles! This screen is available to anyone who rents the hall for presentations or movie showings. Thanks for supporting your local library!
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— Dawn Stryhas