APRIL 29, 2010

Fraser's Mother's Day prime rib dinner

By Norma Brand

   The Fraser Community Center Board invites everyone to come and enjoy the wonderful Mother’s Day Prime Rib Dinner again this year. It will be held at the Fraser Community Center on Saturday, May 8. Tickets are available. Adults are $15; children age 6-12, $6 and children five years and under are free. You have a choice of eating at 4:15, 5:35 or 6:35 p.m.

   Purchase your tickets from any of the board members or Linda Beard at 435-4806, Janet Kingen at 435-4439 or Peggy Ball at 435-4209. The Fraser Ladies Get Together Club will be providing the desserts and they plan to have a wide selection of goodies to choose from.

   This dinner is a fundraiser for the indoor bathroom at the Center. Construction on the first stage will begin this summer. A water holding tank will replace the old cistern; water will be hauled to the tank. This stage will also include the leach field for the bathroom. More fundraisers are in the planning stages to bring in the needed money to complete the project.

   The Fraser Ladies Get Together Club met on Wednesday, April 14. The hostesses, Peggy Ball and Nancy Ann Stanfill had the Fraser Community Center decorated for Easter. President Donna Brown called the meeting to order, secretary, Oreta Stuart read the minutes from the March meeting and treasurer, Norma Brand gave the financial report.

   The Yard Sale fundraiser for the Community Center was discussed. Gini Donnelly was asked to organize this event; it is scheduled for Saturday, June 5. Donations are needed; as you are doing your spring house cleaning please save your items for this event. Clothing will not be accepted. The club members will start accepting your items the week before the sale.

   The weekend of June 5 will be a great time to visit the other sales that are planned for the hill top area, to name one; the Rebekah Lodge is holding a Plant and Glass sale. Check out the local newspaper for the other yard sales and spend the day, you may find that special treasure you are looking for. More information will follow.

   After the meeting the hostesses served a wonderful lunch of salads and dessert. They encouraged everyone to look for the Easter Eggs they hid outside; three had a note inside that entitled the finder to a gift, a set of colorful kitchen linens. The secret sister gifts were exchanged and shared. The next meeting will be on May 12; the theme is Mother’s Day. The hostesses are Gini Donnelly and Karen Fowler.

   Abby Brown was six years old on Tuesday, April 6. She celebrated her birthday on Saturday, April 10 with family and friends. Sherry’s Cakes and Bouquets of Weippe baked her cake and decorated with a kitty. Among her gifts was a new bicycle, this one is without training wheels, so she is trying to keep her balance while she pushes on the peddles. How many of you readers remember learning to ride your first bicycle? It won’t be long, Abby, you will have this new experience mastered and this new bike will be a great source of entertainment.

   Abby also enjoys reading a variety of books. She reached the Kindergarten 10 Point Club at Timberline Schools and had her picture in last weeks Clearwater Tribune. Congratulations Abby.

   Timberline Schools will hold an Elementary Music Program for grades K-6 on May 3 at 6 p.m.

   The Fraser Weed Coalition held a meeting on Thursday, April 15 at the Fraser Community Center. The meeting started at 6:30 p.m., Linda Beard reported 25 members attended the meeting. New paper work was passed out and spraying certification was available. Call Linda Beard at 435-4805 for the new paper work.

   Steve and Norma Brand attended the Clearwater Power Co. town meeting in Orofino on Thursday, April 15. General Manager, Dave Hagen, gave the co-op members an update on what has been happening during 2009; 584 poles have been replaced, 12 miles of new distribution lines have been installed (most of it has been underground), and they acquired 238 new accounts.

   He explained the facilities charge that is included on our monthly bills; this reflects a small percentage of the fixed costs the power company has to cover. This charge first appeared on the bills in 1983 at $10 per month, this charge changed in January 2010, it is $18 per month.

   Company revenues are down due to the recession and the weather this past winter. Over the next 20 years they expect the demand for new power generation to increase by 30 percent. There is no “Silver Bullet” solution to this demand, it will have to be a combination that includes wind, solar and wave power generation and energy conservation.

   Clearwater Power Company has installed a Photovoltaic Array and Wind Turbine generating system at their head quarter in Lewiston. Anyone interested in learning more about these alternative energy sources is invited to stop in and look over the installation. Mark your calendars for the annual meeting on Nov. 5. It will be held at the Red Lion Seaport Club in Lewiston, registration begins at 11 a.m.

   Marie Green enjoyed a visit from her granddaughter Trina Scoot and her husband Ryan. They arrived at the farm on Friday and returned home to Spokane on Sunday morning. Marie’s daughter Wilma and her husband Dick Schedd spent several weeks on a Colorado River trip with their son Erick, who led the trip. They had a good time even though the weather was cold the first two days.

   Happy Birthday goes out to Linda Beard and Carrie Brooks on April 23.

   Happy Anniversary goes out to Sandy and Lisa Dahl on April 24.