ELK CITY -- As many of you know, we have a small museum housed in the Elk City Hotel. Many people come by and enjoy looking at the numerous photos dated from 1898 to the 1960’s, as well as some artifacts that have been found and/or donated from our area. I have the pleasure of meeting these people, some looking for family members that once lived here (including Dixie, Orogrande, Golden, and surrounding areas), some just enjoying history, and others grateful that it is being preserved. One gentleman, who came in recently, handed me $100 towards constructing a museum building. Many people, who stop by, put money in the “Museum” can. I would like to thank all who are willing to help in any way possible!
Also, in the museum is a working scale model of a gold stamp mill (see photo). Come by sometime and watch it work.
Sew Help Me Quilters thanks the whole community for their support at the baked food/craft sale on Saturday. All the proceeds go towards making Quilts of Valor and Quilts of Honor for our local Veterans. Our next presentation of quilts will be at the VFW Post 8311, Veterans Day Dinner on Nov. 11 at the post. The club made over $960 and sold lots of tickets for our raffle quilt, 'On the Prowl'. The winning ticket for this quilt will be drawn at the Veterans Day Dinner. And thank you to the generous 'bakers' who don't even belong to our club but baked for us! We appreciate you so much!
Reminder: The VFW Post 8311 posted a notice to local veterans living in the Elk City area. They have a Veterans Relief Fund to help veterans who are under financial stress. If you are a veteran and need help of any kind contact the VFW at 208-842-2393 or Bruce at 208-842-2876. Thanks to Rodney Velerde, who held a Corn-Hole tournament and donated $265 to the relief fund.
Meetings: American Legion at 7:00 PM tonight; VFW Post and Auxiliary on the 15th.
Anniversaries: Malcolm & Debbie Layman, Tim & Becky Chaffee, and Rob & Margaret Robinson.
Birthdays: Earl Johnson and Serena McManus.