Once again our little town is blanketed with chimney smoke and the ground is covered in leaves. Next thing you know it’ll be 100 degrees outside again. But right now, we are thinking about Thanksgiving and all the many blessings we have to be thankful for. I hope you all get to spend some time with your families and friends this Thursday.
Best recipe for the Thanksgiving turkey yet, heard it on Saturday Night Live, “Just stick the bird in the oven ‘til it’s done.” Then, of course, there are 501 versions for pumpkin pie, and one read “if you use real pumpkin you will have to add more spices.”
Last week someone broke into the facility of the Emergency Feeding Outreach program in Kamiah and stole most of their food.
Congratulations Salmon River Savage State Champions for your courage, stamina and super win over Deary!
Betty (Cooper) Nitz celebrated her 80th birthday in a grand style at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort and Hotel on Nov. 13 and 14.
The Cottonwood Saddliers and 4-H Club is sponsoring the lighted Christmas parade on Sunday, Dec. 13. Lineup will be at the Catholic Church parking lot at 4:30 p.m. with the parade starting at 5 p.m.
Wind, rain and snow on the mountains all around us brings the chill of winter upriver. Shots ring out this time of year in the early morning as light, just enough for a good shot, presents itself.
Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages for winning the two playoff games for their right to play for the State Football Tournament Championship in eight-man football. The Salmon River Savages will play the Deary Mustangs in the Kibbie Dome Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. (PST)/8 p.m. (MST) for the State Championship! Go, Savages! If you can drive up to the game and cheer them on, go!
The creative Sew Help Me Quilters were at it again, designing, making, and awarding two more Quilts of Valor for two of our veterans here in Elk City (see photos). The quilts were presented at the VFW Veterans Day dinner on Nov. 11.
Thanksgiving dinner will be served Nov. 26 free at the American Legion Hall. The Upper Clearwater Valley Ministerial Association, made up of area churches, is hosting the luncheon. All members of the community are welcome to attend. This will be a show of solidarity in the community that has been through so much in the last several months.
Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Thank you veterans for your service to the United States of America! You have given your dedication and lives to us… so this month of November, especially, we are giving honor to you as well as every day of the year.
The annual Rebekahs turkey dinner and bingo will be held this Sunday, Nov. 15. Bingo starts at 10 a.m. and dinner begins at noon. Bring your quarters and your appetites. This is one of the Rebekahs biggest fund-raisers for the year. Support them because they support you. You all know what great cooks they are, so you won’t want to miss dinner.
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be sponsoring a Christmas “Angel Tree” for families in need of help getting through the holidays. Families in need are encouraged to call Stacie Jackson at 962-2326 (days) or 962-3201 (evenings). She will confidently record child’s name, age, gender, clothing size and gift request. Gift requests should not exceed $25.
A salute of grateful appreciation to all veterans for their service to our country. Remember the community Veterans Day dinner at the VFW hall on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. For those of you interested in history, check out the book or book-on-tape, Unbroken. I haven’t seen the movie but, even if you have, the book is so well-written with much more detail than a movie could possibly have, that it is worth the read.
On Saturday The Friends of the Kooskia Community Library will be hosting a program on the Geology of Idaho, presented by Dr. Bart Stryhas. The program is free to the public and will be in the Kooskia Community Center at 1 p.m. Come and learn everything you always wanted to know about Idaho’s unique geology.