UYLC, YAB host Appreciation Banquet
KAMIAH -- The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) and Youth Advisory Board (YAB) held its first Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Banquet on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at The Life Center. Approximately 140 guests were in attendance. The banquet was for current coalition members, partners and volunteers to celebrate accomplishments over the past year. The banquet was organized by the UYLC’s executive board and staff to show appreciation to their community partners and members who go above and beyond to help prevent substance abuse in Kamiah and surrounding communities. After a delicious three course dinner, Master of Ceremonies, Kelly Lineberry began the awards program by announcing it was UYLC’s birthday. A video of the year’s activities was shared. This video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/4pIKPZPNdLo . There were 18 awards given out to those who show great dedication for the mission of the coalition and go out of their way to help create a drug-free community in Kamiah.
Upriver Youth Leadership Council 2017 Awards were as follows: Education Partner of the Year- Kamiah School District; Law Enforcement Partner of the Year- Lewis County Sherriff Jason Davis; Law Enforcement Partner of the Year-- Kamiah Marshall Kirtus Gaston; Media Partner of the Year-The Clearwater Progress; Healthcare Partner of the Year --Angela Broncheau, Nimiipuu Health Clinic; Business Donor of the Year- Jacobs Lumber; Religious Partner of the Year-The Life Center; Civic Organization Partner of the Year -Diehard Sports Association; City Government Partner of the Year - City of Kamiah; Youth Serving Organization Partner of the Year- I Vision - Nez Perce Youth Project; Parent Volunteer of the Year- Kellie Yates Hunt; 2017 Outstanding Youth Awards: YAB President Thomas Moss-Mozley, YAB Vice President Jace Sams, YAB Secretary Hailey Brotnov, YAB Treasurer Jace Johnson, YAB High School Representative Spencer Flerchinger, YAB Middle School Representative Kaylee Hunt, YAB Middle School Representative Mikal Brotnov .
The mission of UYLC is to empower community youth to create a healthy, drug-free community. They meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7 a.m. at 413 Main Street in Kamiah; everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Information on UYLC can be found on their website Upriveryouth.org or by calling 208-743-0392. UYLC also fosters a strong youth leadership component, and the YAB holds a general meeting once a month, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on YAB activities.
Grangeville Senior Citizens
Stan Modrell opened the Feb. 19 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance; prayer was given by Pastor Tom Helmick. Katie Biggers was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 64 meals were served on site with 32 hot meals home delivered. Katie Biggers, from Boise, the daughter of Mel Willis was our guest. Pinochle Winners: Stan Modrell, first with 4,260 and Jane Burgess, second with 4,050.
Stan Modrell opened the Feb. 21 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane offered the prayer. Susan Groves won the free dinner drawing. There were 56 meals served on site with 34 hot meals home delivered. Guests were the Old-Time Fiddlers. Pinochle Winners: Mary Purdy, first with 4,510 and Beth Parish, second with 4,440.
Stan Modrell opened the Feb. 23 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. The winner of the free dinner was Gail Stowers. There were 30 hot meals and 48 frozen meals home delivered. Pinochle Winners: Barbara Henderson, first with 4,770 and Dolores Kindall, second with 4,670.
Menu for March 2nd: BBQ Pork Riblets, Mac & Cheese, Cooked Cabbage, Fruit Salad, Cake and Roll.
Menu for March 5th: Pizza, Salad, Peaches and Cookies.
Menu for March 7th: Baked Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Tomato Wedges, Mixed Fruit and Roll
Pioneer Senior Citizens
Dolores VonBargen opened the Feb. 20 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.
There were 38 meals served and 30 home deliveries.
Dave Fuzzell won the free dinner.
Guests were Penny Wilhelm of Community Action Agency, Julie Christiansen and Richard Kramer.
Sally Duman shared a joke with the group.
Bingo winner was Dolores VonBargen. Bing winner was Donna Barnett. Blackout winners were Dolores VonBargen and Anna Gehring.
Door Prize winners were Ivan Nuxoll, Donna Barnett, Buddy Hood, Marlene Schumacher, Bob Talbot, Mary Purdy and Ella Schaeffer..
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 March 6
BBQ Chicken, Tater Tots, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges.
To order meals delivered, call City Hall at 208-962-3231.