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The Camas Prairie Quilts of Valor presented 13 quilts to veterans on Memorial Day, May 28. The first quilt was presented to Art Grabski, age 92, who served in the Navy during 1944-1946. Twelve additional quilts were presented to veterans during the American Legion Post 37 / VFW Post 3529 Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony held at the Grangeville High School gym. Melville Kimmel, age 92 and a WWII veteran, was among the recipients.

Local men and women gathered at the White Bird Park to celebrate Memorial Day Monday, May 28, an effort of American Legion Post 152. Pictured above are (L-R) Delbert Wadsworth, Al Bolden, Fred Nichols and James Lee Weeks who all received Quilts of Valor from Pinehurst Quilters to commemorate their service in the United States military. Also receiving quilts were veterans Gerald Lindsey (accepted by his son, Walt Lindsey, pictured at left) and Johnny Glover. The Rebekahs served pie at the event.

Hope your Memorial Day was one shared with friends and family and you all remembered and paid tribute and honor to those who serve us and our country in uniform. Several former Elk City students graduated from high school this year – yikes! Where did the time go? I had a granddaughter and grandson graduate this year!

Rain again, rivers and creeks running high and a little sunshine, wow is the warmer weather ever going to make an appearance? Farmers’ Almanac says not until mid-June. Just some reminders for this week as there wasn’t a lot happening in our little town.

All too often around Memorial Day we tend to forget exactly why the holiday was created - to honor those American men and women who died during combat. The holiday, instituted in 1866 after the Civil War, was first known as Decoration Day. It was set aside to remember both Union and Confederate soldiers alike.

As we approach the middle of the month, I for one was really glad to see the nice weather stick around for last weekend. I hope everyone had a great time and especially the mothers on their day, Sunday. The upcoming events are fast approaching as again we start to look forward to annual celebration of White Bird Days and Rodeo. More on the events as they begin to get closer.