Up until about a month ago, seniors in Cottonwood would gather weekly at the Cottonwood Community Church. The Prairie Senior Citizens officially made their transition to the basement of Cottonwood Community Hall after the city recently finished major renovations. About 35 area residents gathered Sept. 20 for a hot meal and conversation. Friends updated each other on family news and reminisced.
My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “The most attractive thing about you should have less to do with your face and body…and more to do with your heart and how you treat people.” Happy autumn! Wow! The colors are changing from green to red, orange, gold, and brown. Take some time to take a drive up the river or into the canyon or up into the mountains; beauty is everywhere.
Seasons are changing and the fall colors are beautiful. The cooler weather is calling the hunters and people are doing the final cleanup around their houses before winter sets in. Along with that, as a senior project, Frankie Zumwalt raffled off two cords of red fir fire wood, split and delivered to the winner, Dion Heckman. Frankie raised around $700 for the youth wrestling program. This money will be used to pay for the youths that can’t afford to wrestle. Thanks for supporting this project.
Tahoe QRU will host their annual apple cider squeezing at their facility, 786 Leitch Creek Road, seven miles east of Kooskia, 9 a.m. until noon. Have apples at their facility by 11:30 a.m. The presses are manual, which means someone has to turn the handle and it takes a while. Do not bring a truckload of apples.
10 YEARS AGO September 27, 2006 •RIGGINS - A newly formed advisory commission will focus proactive efforts on planning for growth and development in the city of Riggins.
After much trouble with my computer and the Internet this summer, I think I have all the bugs worked out. I hope to have an article each week from now on. I apologize to anyone who did not get their article included in my column.
There will be a taco feed and dessert auction to raise money for the Sew Help Me Quilters Quilts of Valor projects. It will be at the Elk City School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. Elk City School will also have a taco seasoning which will be for sale at the taco feed. The money raised will be used for field trips and eighth-grade graduation. This will be a good opportunity to connect with people you haven’t seen all summer, meet new people, and help two great groups.
Nearly 200 people stopped in at the Sew-Ciety Quilt Guild’s 10th Biennial Quilt Show Sept. 24 and 25, held at Grangeville Elementary Middle School.
Idaho County Democrats will be holding their election year dinner at Greencreek Community Hall this Saturday, Sept. 24. The theme this year is “Celebrating Idaho Women Who Broke Barriers.” Grangeville native, Mundek Clement-Stein, will again be the master of ceremonies and music will be provided by more local talent, the Syndicat Bros., Pete Northcutt and Johnny Henderson.
Senior citizen lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Station. Lunch is open to everyone; and to keep this program going, they need more attendees. You are all encouraged to attend. Thanks for helping keep this program in Riggins. Bingo night, sponsored by the Senior Citizen group, will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center for all those 18 and older. Cash prizes for winners as well as snacks and water for everyone.
Pretty slow in our area, for a while. Next month, the date is still to be determined, Tahoe QRU will have their annual apple cider pressing. It will be open to the public, but this year there will be a limit on the amount of apples you can bring, since last year someone showed up with a pickup load of apples. I will let you know next week the date. Nothing, I mean nothing taste like fresh pressed apple juice.
Looks like Fall is starting to show her colors. The temps are getting lower in the evenings, along with the sounds of firewood being cut. On Sept. 10th approximately 24 people gathered to tackle the load of logs that Pineda Post and Poles donated to the White Bird Medical and Relief. In just more than four hours, nine to 10 cords of wood were cut, split, loaded and delivered to area residents.
An unidentified rider competes in the two-stake event as part of the Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H O-mok-see Sunday, Sept. 18, in Cottonwood.
•Mark Gravatt and several other people addressed the City Council at their Monday meeting on the difficulty for person with disabilities to conveniently and safely access downtown businesses.
Some challenges in life impact the whole community, such as the wildfires last summer that threatened and sometimes destroyed homes and businesses, while others are individual such as unemployment or health problems. “Living Ready” is meant to help local residents in facing and overcoming these parts of the human experience.