Praying that everyone who reads this column has a blessed Thanksgiving holiday! The recipients of the Quilts of Valor made by the Sew Help Me Quilters at the Veterans Day dinner, as you read in this column, were Nancy Lewis Velarde and Richard Harrison. Richard Harrison served in the Marines from 1962 to 1966. He obtained the rank of Sargent and served in Okinawa, Vietnam, and the United States.
Another well-known vet, Bruce Bentz, received his Quilt of Valor. Well-deserved and I am sorry I missed you last week.
Cornerstone Christina Learning Center’s 10 students in preschool and kindergarten presented the play “Little Red Hen” at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Friday, Nov. 18.
My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifting snow….” Yes, it is Thanksgiving tomorrow; lots of fun times will be had at many a Grandmother’s house…especially mine! Be thankful for your family and times together with them; they are the most precious treasures we have.
We had a little dusting of snow last week. That was our warning to get those snow tires on and wrap up those fall chores. Time is running out! A presentation of the veterans program by the 1st -7th grade will be held at Summit on Dec. 1, starting at 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome and a free lunch will be provided to all our guests that day. Postcards were sent home with the students, invite friends/neighbors/family.
Patrons in JSD 241 and the Riggins area voted overwhelmingly in favor Tuesday, Nov. 21, to divide the school district.
Grangeville Centennial Library held its annual pajama party for Family Read Week Nov. 15 at the library.
We had an enjoyable time at the Jukebox Saturday Night Swing Dance at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center. Adults and kids danced and visited, even if you did not know them when you came in. Some wore vintage clothing and had a good time playing pool. It was a very friendly atmosphere. Next week there will be a country dance at the Vets Center at 318 East Main in Grangeville.
Cocoa writes: “Wow! The meal was a great success. It was standing room only. We were thrilled at the turnout, it was great. It makes us want to do it again and again.” “We had the Patriot Pen contestants speak, and then had the Voice of Democracy contestants speak. Their speeches were very inspiring.
My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is “The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart, so be careful with your words.” November is the month to think about being thankful…let’s think on those positive things. Congratulations to Salmon River High School senior volleyball players, Maddy Tucker and Sarah Laritz, who were chosen to play on the Senior All Star Volleyball Team. They played in the District 3 Senior All Star game Monday, Nov. 7, in Parma.
Dorothia VanHouten of Cottonwood was one of 22 dancers to perform for the residents of Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Monday, Nov. 14.
An early morning windstorm Monday knocked out power to several Idaho County communities and resulted in sporadic property damage and tree knockdown. No injuries were reported.
The election is finally over and Veterans Day has passed, so let’s move on to some new happenings in White Bird! Our little town had two veterans, Toni Robinson and Ed Carlin, who received their Quilts of Valor. The Salmon River School District and Pinehurst Quilters, along with the help of Tammy Stone, helped get this done.
Excitement reigned on Nov. 9 at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse when members and guests gathered to construct the Christmas swags for their annual community fund-raiser.
Debi Capito-Young will be at The Life Center on Sunday, Nov. 20, to minister with a book signing to follow the morning service at 10:10 a.m.