APRIL 22, 2010

Fraser News ...........

By Norma Brand

    The weather in the Fraser Community has been on the cool side. The rain that started on Wednesday evening continued into the next day. The forecast is for more rain during the week.

   Donna Brown reported they have completed the fertilizing of the winter wheat and are hoping to start seeding spring wheat if the predicted showers hold off.

   Linda Beard celebrated her birthday on Friday, April 23. Her husband Mike treated her to breakfast at one of her favorite restaurants in Lewiston, Waffles and More. They did some shopping, and then stopped at the Clearwater Casino for several hours. Ask Linda about her winning streak. It sounded like they had a good time.

Tickets Available

   Tickets are still on sale for the “Fraser Mother’s Day Prime Rib Dinner.” The menu consists of prime rib cooked by Chef Mike Beard, salad, corn, green beans, baked potato, rolls, coffee, punch, and special desserts prepared by the ladies of Fraser. This is a great opportunity to visit with everyone while you enjoy this tasty meal, and you will be helping raise money for the indoor bathroom. Call Linda Beard at 208-435-4806 to reserve your tickets.

   On Saturday, April 17, Janet and Pete Kingen drove to Lewiston to attend the 40th birthday party for Pete’s great niece Jolene Bearhouse. Janet also reported there were 32 enthusiastic card players at the Rebekah Lodge Pinochle Party last Sunday.

   Ken Schoenek celebrated his 89th birthday on Sunday. He and his wife Shirley drove up to Fraser from Orofino. They joined their family for a potluck lunch at Marie Green’s farm. Elvita Judd, her daughter Loretta and Amanda Judd and her children Blake and Makenna and Mike Green gathered to wish Ken a happy birthday. Before returning to Orofino they stopped to visit with Clarabell Brown.

   Linda Beard reminds the members of the Fraser Weed Coalition that their requests for chemicals have to be in by April 30. The initial paperwork is easy to fill out, give her a call at 435-4806 for more information.

   Gary and Joan Blackwood stopped at the Beard Ranch over the weekend. Mike and Gary have been friends since a very young age. The Blackwood’s spent the winter in Arizona and were on their way to Bremerton, WA for the summer when they decided to stop in Fraser for a visit.

   The Clearwater Power Company is urging their members to contact their Senators as Congress is considering climate change legislation that could significantly “INCREASE” your electric bill if not done right. This legislation would create new government policy for energy use and production. It would charge you, the consumer, for the greenhouse gases emitted when electricity is produced.

   We can make sure climate change goals are achievable and affordable if our elected officials work with the power companies. Our senators need to fight for a bill that is affordable and achievable. We can make our voices heard by going to  where you can authorize the “Our Energy, Our Future” campaign to deliver this message to Congress on your behalf. This information is also available in card form from the Clearwater Power Company.

   At the town meeting held in Orofino on April 15, General Manager of Clearwater Power Company, Dave Hagen, encouraged everyone to get involved in this grass roots program; 617 members have already signed up and 2300 messages have been sent to the government. We all need to stay educated and engaged on this issue, so go to the website or stop by their office and sign up.

   Happy birthday goes to Teresa Meads on May 1 and to Mick Jackson on May 4.

   Happy anniversary goes out to Mick and Darlene Jackson on May 3.

   May 1 is MAY DAY. Have you ever hung a May Basket on someone’s door? The trick is to put a basket of flowers on the door, ring the doorbell and disappear before they find your gift.