MAY 13, 2010

Fraser celebrates Mother's Day

By Norma Brand

   The weather in Fraser on Mother’s Day weekend was typical of our spring weather, beautiful cloud formations displayed against clear blue skies, then rain showers falling from those clouds. Of course the wind had to blow at various rates of speed and at times the sun did come out. Our temperature warmed up to 51 degrees on Saturday and 59 on Sunday.

   The Fraser Community Center Board held their annual prime rib dinner on Saturday, May 7. Linda Beard reported approximately 175 people enjoyed the dinner this year, which is an increase over last year. The colorful tablecloths and flowers added a special touch to the event, and the food was delicious. The dessert table had a variety of pies, cookies and fruit desserts to choose from thanks to the Ladies-Get-Together Club. Mike Beard had the prime rib done to perfection and a choice of roast chicken was also available.

   Donna Brown’s granddaughter, Izzy, helped serve vegetables and Marie Armitage’s grandchildren, Macoy and Breyer Boyer helped her clean up tables. It was a great community event. The next time you see them let them know how much you enjoyed it. See you next year.

   Marie Green enjoyed a visit from her son Steve and his wife Carol; they came Friday afternoon and attended the prime rib dinner. Marie asked them to bring her dinner back with them so she could enjoy it at home. Wilma and Dick Shedd and Bev Shedd drove out to the farm on Saturday to spend the weekend. They drove Marie to the Fraser Cemetery so she could put flowers by her family’s gravestones.

   Shirley and Keith Lutes and Bertys Smolinski attended the 4:15 p.m. seating for the dinner at the community center. On Sunday, Betty and Jim Crutcher drove up to Fraser to have dinner with the family.

   Julie Woods spent the weekend with her parents Janet and Pete Kingen. They attended the dinner on Saturday and spent a quiet Sunday at home. Janet heard from her daughter, DeAnn Sanders on Mother’s Day. DeAnn and her family live in Columbus, OH.

   Peggy and Reggie Ball and Carl and RoseAnna Thornton attended 6:35 p.m. seating on Saturday evening. The Balls had breakfast at the Thornton Ranch on Sunday morning. The Thornton’s granddaughter Neika Selzler spent the weekend at the ranch and attended the dinner with them.

   Jan Thornton drove to Kamiah on Sunday to visit with her son Kurtis Boller and his family. They rode the 4-wheelers and had a picnic. Later in the day the family treated Jan to a dinner at Adines. Several years ago Jan was the cook at this restaurant, when it was called Jilinda’s.

   Mike and Linda Beard attended a potluck dinner at Johnny and Elizabeth Stewart’s home on Mother’s Day. The Stewart’s delayed the “traditional May Pole ceremony” because of the rainy weather; they decided to put it up on Sunday so their guest could enjoy watching it go up.

   Bill and Donna Jackson attended the dinner on Saturday. They joined their daughter Sherry Schlader and Dianna Funck and their husbands, Larry and Bill and Don and Teresa Funck for dinner at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Orofino on Sunday.

   Bobbi and Clint Boyer spent Mother’s Day working on the pasture fences and went to Orofino for dinner. Bobbi reported their children Macoy and Breyer recently attended the 4-H Horse Judging contest in Orofino. They are in the Cloverbuds division of the 4-H program and received high scores for their efforts. Breyer took 2nd place and Macoy came in 3rd. Keep up the good work Macoy and Breyer.

   Did anyone notice some familiar names listed in the “15 Years Ago and the 30 Years Ago” columns in last weeks Clearwater Tribune? Linda (Larson) Beard’s name was mentioned as salutatorian for Timberline High School, and Seaman Apprentice Sarah L. Thornton graduated from the Cape May, N.J. Training Center, U.S. Coast Guard. Her parents, Carl and RoseAnna Thornton were listed as being from Pierce. Keep an eye on these columns you name may appear sometime.

   The humming birds appeared at the Brand’s feeders on Monday, May 10. It’s time to get your feeders out so you can enjoy these fascinating little jewels.

   Happy Birthday goes out to Teresa Meads and Sandy Moore on May 14.

   Happy Anniversary goes out to Guy and Cathy Walker on May 15.