Farm Service Agency - National Agriculture Day
National Agriculture Day is a day that has been designated each year by the Agriculture Council of America to celebrate the accomplishments of agriculture. This year’s theme was, Agriculture: Food for Life, and it spotlighted the hard work of American producers who diligently work to provide food, fiber and more to the Unites States and countries around the world.
American farmers and ranchers are working harder than ever, and it shows. Today, each American farmer feeds more than 144 people, and the need for food produced in the United States is dramatic. Agriculture is this nation’s number one export and vitally important in sustaining a healthy economy.
On March 20, Idaho County Farm Service Agency joined in recognizing farmers and ranchers for their contributions to the nation’s outstanding quality of life by working with the Grangeville Lions Club, which provided Lion’s Burgers, chips and soft drinks to farmers and ranchers in Idaho County.
It was a great way to say thank you to the men and women in agriculture for a job well done and to thank the people in the area that help support the industry.
Grangeville Senior Citizens
Stan Modrell opened the March 19th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Carl Sommers offered the prayer. Mel Willis won the free dinner drawing. 80 meals were served on site with 29 hot meals home delivered. Guests were Sarah Carver singing “Amazing Grace: My Chains Are Gone” and Noreen Huntley. Dolores Kindall shared a joke with the group. Pinochle Winners: Barbara Henderson, first with 4,130 and Dolores Kindall, second with 4,080.
The March 21st meeting was opened with Stan Modrell leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane giving the prayer. Mike Countryman won the free dinner drawing. 78 meals were served on site and 26 hot meals were home delivered. The Old-time Fiddlers and Phil Willey were guests. Pinochle Winners: Barbara Henderson, first with 4,780 and Mary Purdy, second with 4,380.
Stan Modrell opened the meeting of March 23rd with the Pledge of Allegiance and Terri Wisdom gave the prayer. 78 meals were served at the site with 30 hot and 44 frozen meals home delivered. Guests: Birthdays: Carol Martin, James Morris, Katie Remacle & Charlie Holliman. Pinochle Winners: Mary Purdy, first and Carol Martin second.
Menu for March 30th: Chili or Stew, Green Salad w/Dressing, Apple, Cinnamon Roll.
Menu for April 2nd: Baked Ham, Yams, Green Beans, Pineapple, Cupcake and Roll. Happy Easter!
Menu for April 4th: Chicken Tahitian, Rice, Green Salad w/Dressing, Fruit Salad, Roll and Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Pioneer Senior Citizens
Gabby Rehder opened the March 20 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.
Guest was Phil Wiley.
There were 50 meals served with 32 home deliveries.
Agnes Forsman won the free dinner.
Agnes Forsman, Diane Funke and Larry Clark each shared a joke with the group.
Laurine Nightingale won the nickel Bingo pot while Ella Schaeffer was the BING winner and Ella Schaeffer and Gladys Sonnen shared the blackout.
Door Prize winners were Ralph Sprute, Sylvia Forsmann, Mark Tacke, Jim Beckman, Lenore Hill and Irene Terhaar.
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 3
Pork Chops, Baked Potato, Steamed Carrots, Warm Cinnamon Applesauce, Chocolate Cake.
To order meals delivered, call City Hall at 962-3231.
Grangeville FFA Chapter
On Friday, January 26, the Grangeville FFA Chapter traveled to Moscow to compete in the North Idaho District Meats Evaluation and Technology and Job Interview Career Development Events (CDEs). The Grangeville Meats team took home first place! The team was made up of Gabe Forsmann, Caity Johnson, Marie Heckman, Tessa Godfrey, Sydney Rylaarsdam, Taylor Bransford and Naomi Connolley. Heckman also placed third high individual and Godfrey placed second high individual. Abby Asker and Rachel Stevens competed in job interview, with Stevens placing first overall. She will go on to represent the North Idaho District at the State Leadership Conference in Twin Falls this April. She was also elected to the position of North Idaho District Secretary. In addition, Forsmann and Godfrey were both selected to receive their FFA State Degrees. This is a prestigious honor culminating in three to four years of work on their experiential learning projects.
After all of that hard work the Grangeville Chapter was excited to have their Leadership Retreat start the next day. They spent two days at the McCall Outdoor Science School snowshoeing, skiing team building, and learning about avalanches and local wildlife. After two fun-filled days in McCall, the chapter went to the Idaho 212/360 Leadership Seminar. There, members learned about personal, physical, emotional, social and mental growth and the chapter officers learned about personal leadership and chapter development.
—Grangeville FFA Reporter Abby Asker