JANUARY 28, 2010

Fraser has mild January

By Norma Brand

   The month of January has been mild, the snow that started to fall Friday night continued on into Sunday morning. It amounted to about an inch, but by Tuesday the fields were black again because of the warm weather. Cory Brown reported the Brown farm is working on the spring maintenance of their machinery.

   All of Clarabell Brownís family was at the farm over the weekend. Robert came from Portland, Neil and Sherry drove to the farm from Pendleton, OR and Nancy and Ed Borders came from Cavendish. They joined Danny and Donna at Clarabellís home to help her with some medical decisions.

   Marie Green enjoyed a visit from her nephews, Robert and Neil Brown and Neilís wife Sherry on Sunday before they returned to their homes.

   Jan Thorntonís daughter, Denice Brando, and her daughter, Drew, stayed at the ranch with Janís mother, Irene Haight, while she was in Lewiston on Monday. Denice reported the family cut up meat over the weekend and everything went fine.

   Mare and Gerry Armitage have a new granddaughter. Rilee Avery Henderson was born on Jan. 14, 2010 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Rilee is the daughter of Billie and Hugh Henderson. Grandma Marie spent a week helping Rilee get settled into a routine. We know everyone is excited with this new addition to the family.

   Peggy and Reggie Ball had dinner with RoseAnna and Carl Thornton on Sunday evening.

   Cathy Walker celebrated her birthday at home on Saturday, Jan. 22.

   The Clearwater Highway District has added gravel to their portion of Lower Fords Creek Road. Great job Kirk, Larry and Jake we appreciate the work you do on our gravel roads in the Fraser Community and all the other roads on the hill.

   Oreta Stuart reported that her stepfather, Clem Lyons, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, he was 92 years old. His funeral took place on Tuesday, Jan. 25 in Lewiston. After Clem and Oretaís mother, Flo, retired from farming they traveled all over the United States. Clem collected license plates and had all the official Idaho plates and an extensive collection from the other 49 states.

   Wes Stuart led a small group of friends on an ATV ride on Friday, Jan. 21. His cousin Doris Peterson, Tommy Atkinson and Steve and Norma Brand enjoyed some exciting trails before stopping for a winter picnic. Thanks Wes.

   The Fraser Ladies Get Together Club will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. Hostesses are Blanche Kinney and Rosena Aultz. The theme is Valentineís Day so remember your secret sister with a card or gift.

   Microwave ovens needed at Timberline Schools. Cheryl Stenzel reported that Timberline Schools is in need of two microwave ovens. If you have one to donated, please call the school at 435-4411 and make arrangements with Pat Rayner to deliver it. The Fraser Community Center donated their old one and Steve and Norma Brand delivered it on Monday.

   Clearwater Noxious Weed Clinic. This clinic will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the National Guard Armory in Orofino. The day will start at 8:15 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

   To register contact Mike Beard at 208-435-4806 or e-mail him at

   Happy Birthday goes out to Parker Brown on Jan. 30, Loretta Musgrave on Feb. 1, and Nathan Musgrave on Feb. 2.