Organizations : Jan. 29

Cottonwood Senior Citizens Dolores G. Seubert opened the Jan. 21 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Jerry Wren gave the dinner prayer.

Mary Ann Kuther brought Denise Schacher from Ferdinand to our meal site this week. There were 64 meals served with 15 takeouts. Eileen Hazelbaker won the free dinner.

Joke tellers this week were Pat Trautman and Vera Holthaus. Pauline Frei and Eileen Hazelbaker split the nickel bingo pot while Hazelbaker also won the blackout.

Door prizes were won by Jerry Wren, Theresa Entrup, Mary Purdy, Dolores VonBargen, Roberta Simonsen and Sylvia Forsmann.

Menu for Feb. 4: sausage and sauerkraut, taters, steamed carrots, peaches, bread pudding.

Grangeville Senior Citizens

The Jan. 20 meeting was brought to order by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stanley Modrell and the prayer by Orville Biggers. Barbara Essen was a guest and Roberta Gibbs received the free dinner. There were 60 meals and 30 takeout meals served.

Bingo Winner was Mel Willis and Diaz was the blackout winner.

The election for new officers and board members is Feb. 4.

The Jan. 24 meeting was opened by the Pledge of Allegiance by Stan Modrell and the prayer by Larry Clark. Mardell Kubitza was a guest and the free dinner went to Bernie Golz. There were 60 meals and 31 takeouts served.

Jokes were told by Larry Clark. The bingo winners were Jeannette Chelini, Eileen Hazelbaker and Mel Willis. Blackout winner was Mary Purdy.

The menu for Jan. 31: lasagna, tossed green salad, cherry cobbler; Feb. 3: chicken fried steak, hash browns, gravy, peas and carrots, apricots, roll and dessert.

Big Cedar Homemakers

On Jan. 8, 13 members of the Big Cedar Homemakers club met at Sara Schroeder’s house with Lori Counts as a guest.

Election results were presented:  Madelon Gribble as new president, Kris Perry as vice president and historian, Irene Finehout as secretary and Susan Stephens as treasurer. The 2014 meeting schedule was distributed and members signed up for hosting a meeting. 

Lynne Anderberg gave an update on the Ridge Runners Fire Department. The RRFD has acquired a second structure engine and is in the process of acquiring training and equipment to be rated by the Idaho Surveying and Rating Bureau. This rating could result in lower insurance rates for homeowners in the area. 

Lynne announced the upcoming pizza fund-raiser for RRFD. Call Lynne Anderberg at 926-7008 or Rachel Andrews at 926-4327 to order your pizzas. Pizzas will be available for pickup the day before Super Bowl, Saturday, Feb. 1, 5-6 p.m., at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse. Anyone purchasing five or more pizzas will receive four super fun football glasses. Pizza prices are $10 and $15 each.

Irene Finehout announced that the Tahoe QRU will be open every Tuesday morning for free coffee and donuts starting Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to noon. Stop by and meet some of your neighbors.

Dannette Payton gave a fascinating talk about the abilities of search and rescue dogs and shared some of the work that she and her dog, Duke, have done. Dannette and Duke bring a valuable resource to this area. 

The next meeting will be held Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. at the home of Cathy Ward.

Big Cedar Homemakers is open to any ladies in the area. They meet the second Wednesday of each month. For information contact Irene Finehout at 926-4783. 

—Irene Finehout

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