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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Bob Mortensen

 H. Robert (Bob) Mortensen Born in Moscow Idaho — 1922 attended schools in Craigmont & Moscow graduated from Moscow High School — 1940 attended University of Idaho — 1940-1942 United States Army — South Pacific — 1942-1945 car salesman — … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — 9/10/1948 –Elks’ Saturday Night Dance Orchestra

The Old(er) Days — September 10th, 1948 Elks’ Saturday Night Dance Orchestra The Elks’ Saturday Nigh Dance Orchestra of 1948-49.  They played every Saturday night at the lodge during the fall and winter. From left to right they were: Bert Neilsen … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Boyd Martin

 Boyd Martin Born in Cottonwood Idaho — 1911 attended schools in Cottonwood and Lewiston graduated from Nez Perce High School — 1929 attended Pasadena City College attended University of California at Los Angeles graduated from University of Idaho — 1936 … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — 9/1/1927 — Temple Renovation & Addition

The Old(er) Days — September 1st, 1927 Temple Renovation & Addition

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From the Exalted Ruler

Greeting fellow Elks members.  As you know we didn’t have the Gamble Scramble this summer but we had Picnic on the Patio.  The turnout was really good.  We had good food and good socializing.  Jerry had a chip off contest that was a lot fun for everyone who participated … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

OK folks, I will try to keep this short this month.  As you can see, we plan on keeping more regular hours during the winter season as possible.  A number of ideas have been floated around by the Officers, but no matter what activity is decided, … Continue reading

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Crafts Bazaar — Saturday November 16th

Crafts Bazaar — Saturday November 16th — Fall will be here before we know it with cool evenings, the changing of the landscapes, and the upcoming holidays.  This gets me to thinking about the festive seasons where we decorate our homes for family and friends.  … Continue reading

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Let’s Be More Understanding

Let’s Be More Understanding “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” — President … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Guy Plumb Wicks

 Guy Wicks Born in Eustis Nebraska — 1902 graduated Moscow High School — 1920 Varsity baseball — University of Idaho 1922-1925 graduated University of Idaho — 1925 high school coach — Genesee High School — 1925-1927 high school coach — … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — I. C. Hattabaugh

I. C. Hattabaugh Born near Salem Indiana — 1851 finished school in New Ross Indiana — 1867 manufactoring drain tiles — Duncan Brothers — Jamestown Indiana — 1875-1878 carpentry/sash & door manufacturing — Lewiston ID –1878-1890 deputy assessor, deputy sheriff … Continue reading

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Steak & Salmon Night — with “Pin the tail on the llama”

Another Friday up and around the corner with Steak/Salmon BBQ offered in the Bar/Dining at your Elks Lodge. This Friday we will have a “Pin the Tail on the Llama” for a chance to win a $100! Ticket sales for the d”tail” … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — August 10th, 1944

The Old(er) Days — August 10th, 1944 Quartermaster Corps

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Frank Young

Frank Young Born in Ireland — 1914 Moved to Michigan N. D. — 1924 Graduated (Valedictorian) from Michigan HS — 1933 Bachelor’s degree in chemistry Jamestown College– 1937 US Navy during WWII as athletics instructor including tours to Okinawa and … Continue reading

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From the Exalted Ruler

From the Exalted Ruler Greetings fellow Elk members: I must admit and be honest I was dreading the National Elks Convention in St. Louis Missouri this past July.  I have been to St. Louis before years ago and I know how hot and humid it can … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

As August rolls out and September approaches, we start looking back at what we have accomplished over the summer and what do we want to do or go during the remaining summer.  This summer has been good for your Lodge.  We have had a lot of … Continue reading

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Hello Fellow ELKS — from the Esquire

“Everybody can be great.  Because anybody can serve.  You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.  You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve….  You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — James Lynn “Jim” Graves

Jim Graves Born in Ashton SD — 1924 graduated Pocatello High School — 1942  University of Idaho 1942 & 1946-1949 U. S. Army 21st Armored Infantry — Europe — 1943-1945 WWII degree in Animal Husbandry — University of Idaho — … Continue reading

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Cart Path Scramble

Cart Path Scramble Cart Path Friends — This year I am hosting the cart path scramble again on August 24th.  It will be a 4 person scramble, with a shotgun start at 9 am.  Cost will be $40 a person. Last year I skipped … Continue reading

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Bridges

Bridges Hello Elks, I hope this finds you well. We would like to do our “bridge repair project” starting THIS FRIDAY, July 26 Starting at 7 AM. If you can make it out to help, we would appreciate it! Saturday, July 27 … Continue reading

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Bridge Repair

Bridge Repair Hello Elks! As some of you know, we are in the process of re-decking our bridges. We would love to get this project finished as soon as possible. We are asking for help in doing this. I feel … Continue reading

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