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Organizational News, May 9

Pictured are Lions Ken Carey, Rodney Barger and president Dan Goehring.

Credit: Grangeville Lions Club
Pictured are Lions Ken Carey, Rodney Barger and president Dan Goehring.

White Cane Days supports Lions Club’s sight and hearing work

Grangeville Lions Club would like to give a big thank you to all who supported our annual White Cane Days fundraiser and awareness drive for our club's sight and hearing work: local, across the Pacific Northwest, and around the world. As we have done the first weekend in May for many years, Grangeville Lions members handed out White Canes at Asker's Harvest Foods and Cash and Carry Foods. The White Cane Days event is part of our effort to make good on words Helen Keller spoke in 1925, when she challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."

Those who wore a White Cane or donated should be proud of their contribution to our cause, and we applaud all who did.

The money supports the Northwest Lions Foundation’s 62-foot-long, medically-equipped Lions Health Screening Unit, which travels throughout Washington and Northern Idaho to give free health screenings at schools, fairs, and other public events. This year, the Lions Health Screening Unit will provide free screening for an estimated 30,000 people, the vast majority of whom will be children. The Foundation’s annual cost to operate the Lions Health Screening Unit is more than $170,000. As more and more children and adults come to depend on these screenings, we greatly appreciate your financial support.

More information about White Cane Days and the Northwest Lions Foundation is online at

3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club

The club would like to thank the Kamiah KOA for providing us a meeting place. At the April meeting, the club decided to operate Field Day from Fish Creek campground south of Grangeville. A few will start setting up antennas on Friday evening, June 22. Field Day runs from 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 24. All of the radios will be powered by batteries charged by solar power.

At the May meeting, photos of the 2013 Field Day held at Fish Creek will be shown as well as videos from the largest Field Day operation in the country on the east coast.

Anyone with an interest in radio is welcome to attend our meetings. A ham license is not necessary.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Kamiah KOA Café, two miles east of Kamiah on 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.

Grangeville Senior Citizens

Stan Modrell opened the April 30 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. Richard Uptmor was the winner of the free dinner. There were 30 meals home delivered. Pinochle winners: First, Nancy Winkler with 5,170 and second, Jane Burgess with 4,480.

Stan Modrell opened the May 2 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Barbara Essen gave the prayer. Larry Blackburn was the winner of the free dinner. 65 meals were served at the site and 26 hot meals were home delivered. Pinochle Winners: First, Marilyn Burris with 4,110 and second, Roberta Gibbs with 4,000.

Stan Modrell opened the May 4 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. Cory Stowers was the winner of the free dinner. 82 meals were served at the site and 28 hot and 48 frozen meals were home delivered. Pinochle Winners: First, Nancy Winkler with 4,080 and second, Beth Parish with 3,930.

Menu for May 11: Baked Fish w/Tartar Sauce, Red Beans w/Rice, Broccoli, Peaches and Roll

Menu for May 14: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Peas & Carrots, Applesauce and Roll.

Menu for May 16: Sweet and Sour Pork, Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Mandarin Orange, Ice Cream and Roll.

Pioneer Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the May 1 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer. There were 55 meals served and 15 deliveries. Bev Christianson won the free dinner.

Eldon Anglen and Diane Schultz each shared a joke with the group. Bingo winners were Agnes Forsman, Connie Forsmann, Lorraine Nuxoll and Theresa Sonnen. Theresa Sonnen was the BING winner. Blackout winners were Dolores VonBargen, Sally Duman, Gladys Sonnen, Anna Gehring and Norma Schumacher.

Door Prize winners were Ella Schaeffer, Agnes Forsman, Gladys Sonnen, Theresa Sonnen, Leslie Graham, Andy Riener and Diane Schultz.

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 noon.

Menu for May 15: Oven Fried Chicken & Potatoes, Cauliflower, Fresh Grapes.

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

Grangeville FFA at State Leadership Convention

TWIN FALLS -- The week of April 14, members of the Grangeville FFA Chapter attended the annual State Leadership Conference at Twin Falls.

Junior Rachael Stevens competed in the Employment Skills CDE and took fourth place overall, receiving a $500 scholarship. In addition, she also had the privilege to speak with National Economic Council Special Assistant to President Trump for Agriculture, Mr. Ray Starling.

Tessa Godfrey And Gabe Forsmann received their state degrees; the first of the Grangeville chapter in half a decade.

Jeffrey Hickman, Wyatt Williams, and Jackson Johnson served for the Courtesy Corps for the duration of the conference, helping to maintain order during sessions.

Delegates Marie Heckman and Caity Johnson represented the Grangeville chapter to create change and improve events for Idaho FFA.

Community fixture Jim Church received the highest award of the Idaho FFA Association; the Honorary Degree. His lifelong commitment to agricultural education is tremendous and the Grangeville FFA Chapter is forever grateful for his wisdom and support.

—Tessa Godfrey, Grangeville High School FFA Vice President


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