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Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452

— Big doings in Elk City the next two weekends…

The Flea & Farmers’ Markets are taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 8, 9, and 10. There are no fees for vendor spots. A partial list of goodies that will be offered are: fresh produce, homemade goodies, tortillas, leather goods, food concessions, homemade crafts, handmade jewelry, wood carvings, and more. There will be live music by Brittany Jean. Call Anita at 208-842-2311, Chris at 208-842-2555, or Cheryl at 208-842-2551.

On Sunday, the 16th, the Dust Devils ATV club is having the Father’s Day Chili Fun Run. Check-in is from 8-10 a.m. Bring a can of chili and the hot dogs and burgers will be provided. This event is open to everyone. Side-by-sides are welcome. Call Karen Crosby at 208-842-2567.

Elk City School had its graduation ceremony last week. Samuel Hickman was the only graduate. All of the students presented their digital animation project. (See photo)


Free Press / Jamie Edmondson Samuel Hickman gets his diploma.

Last week I told you that a Quilt of Valor was presented to John Graham at the Memorial Day celebration but did not give his bio, so here it is:

John Graham joined the United States Marines Oct. 15, 1965. He attended boot training in MCRD San Diego; basic and advanced training at Camp Pendleton, Calif; Army jump school with the 101st Airborne at Fort Benning, Ga; and special forces training at 29 Palms, Calif. John was assigned to force recon and served two tours in Southeast Asia, mostly in Cambodia and Laos. He shared that he was sent home in August of 1969, but received his honorable discharge in the mail in November of that year. I guess that it is somewhat unusual to receive it via mail. He also said on behalf of himself and others who were there, “We hope our children and grandchildren will never have to do what we did or see what we saw.” As to how John came to be in Elk City, it’s simple. He likes the woods and the fresh air.

I will have information on two more Quilt of Valor presentations next week.


The Quilt of Valor presentation seen here (above, right) was made to Craig Butcher in Elk City on Memorial Day 2018. Free Press / Jamie Edmondson

Sew-Help-Me Quilters presented a second Quilt of Honor to SPC4 Corporal Craig A. Butcher who served in the U.S. Army from July 1973 to July 1977, part of the time as a Red-Eye Gunner in South Korea. (See photo)

Dr. Brunson from St. Mary’s Clinic will be at the Elk City Clinic on Monday, June 18. Call 208-962-3267 for an appointment.

Elk City Days 2018 is in the planning stages. Be sure you get the information on your event to Lynn at or Cherita Munson at ASAP so it can be included on the posters.

Meetings: American Legion on the 13th; VFW Post & Auxiliary on the 14th.

Birthdays: Derrick Chlebowski, Katie Cox, Nolene Banks, Elizabeth Tow, Justin Anderson, Jessica Jo Perry, Steve Knutzen, and Kaidin Slover.

Anniversaries: John & Teresa Enos and Lee & Heather Enos.


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