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Elks BULLetin — Volume 2, 2019 — July 27th Elks’ Patio Party

Volume 2, 2019 Elks BULLetin The last weekend of July has always been reserved for the Gamble Scramble golf tournament.  This year the decision was made NOT to have the tournament.  We are sorry to hear about losing the event, but we … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Dr. William W. Watkins

Dr. W. W. Watkins Born in Warner NH –1846 MD from Washington University — St. Louis Missouri medical practice — Mine La Motte Missouri — 1872-1880 medical practice — St. Louis Missouri — 1880-1887 Professor — College of Physicians  & … Continue reading

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Thank You from the Golf Committee

Thank You from your Golf Committee Thank you to all the volunteers & sponsors who made the annual 4th of July celebration possible.  In particular, thanks to  Kathy Christian for chairing the sub-committee for the 4th of July holiday celebrations, and to  Sean … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Francis Albert Schmidt

Francis Schmidt Born in Downs Kansas –1885 graduated Fairbury High School (Nebraska) — 1903 participated in Varsity football, basketball, baseball & track at University of Nebraska — 1904-1907 Law degree — University of Nebraska — 1907 coached football & basketball … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — July 4, 1947

The Old(er) Days — July 4th, 1947 Elks Fourth of July picnic

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The Old(er) Days — July 4th, 1944

The Old(er) Days — July 4th, 1944 July 4th Picnic

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Reo Lee Lloyd

Reo Lloyd Born in Moscow ID  — 1949 graduated Moscow High School — 1967 served in U. S. Navy — Vietnam — 1967-1975 journeyman carpenter — 1975-2011 volunteer fireman & EMT — Sitka AK — 1975-1985 awarded Carnegie Hero Fund … Continue reading

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History of the “249er”

History of the “249er” On November 15th, in 1919, the first issue of the 249er was published.  Currently in its 100th year of continuous publication, the 249er has been published monthly, with the exception of a few years during the … Continue reading

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Convention Report

Idaho State Elks Convention Report Our Summer Elks Convention in Grangeville (May5-9) was a great success. ISEA President Steve Johnson turned the gavel over to newly elected President Dan Tackett. The 4 day schedule was chocked full of informational meetings … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Samuel Hale (Sam) Butterfield

Sam Butterfield Born in Moscow ID –1924 attended Ursuline Academy (St. Mary’s School) graduated Moscow High School — student body president — 1942 University of Idaho — 1942-1943 & 1946-1947 served in US Army Air Corp during WWII Italy and … Continue reading

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the Old(er) Days — June 14th, 1942

June 14th, 1942 Elks picnic at the course with a golf exhibition by Buck Bailey and Guy Wicks

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The Old(er) Days — June 5, 1947

The Old(er) Days — June 5th, 1947 State Elks Convention delegation

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Members from BPOE #249’s 127 Years of History — M. J. Shields

M. J. Shields Born in Lockport NY –1852 completed school in Rochester NY — 1868 businessman — San Francisco CA — 1870-1878 implement dealer, mill machinery dealer & saw mill owner/operator — Moscow — 1870-1899 University of Idaho Board of Regents … Continue reading

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4th of July Golf Cart Parade

4th of July Golf Cart Parade There will be a decorated golf cart parade just before the Sole Survivor on July 4th. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize.  Come join the fun and be best dressed cart … Continue reading

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Message from the Exalted Ruler

Greetings Fellow Elks Members: Well June is upon us and May has passed but what a great month May was this year and late April.  The golf course is open and looks absolutely beautiful and our golf season wasnt delayed too much … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

When you look at the calendar for June, you will see there is a lot going on. Friday night steak dinners start on the 7th. The cost is 12.50 each and includes beef or salmon steak (you cook it on … Continue reading

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From the Lodge Esquire — A Lesson Worth Learning

One day, a villager took the local gossip to the Rabbi and said, “This man has spread false rumors about me and caused me many problems.” The other quickly replied, “I must apologize for my gossiping. So, let me go … Continue reading

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Lodge Work Day — 5/4/19

Lodge Work Day — 5/4/19 Thanks to Rick Sperry for putting together a work party to get some painting and sprucing up taken care of. A hard day’s work, pressure washed and painted the entire deck and stairs in one … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — James E (Jim) Kraus

Jim Kraus Born in Rock Ford Colorado — 1909 graduated from Colorado State University — 1932 masters degree from University of Wisconsin — 1934 Ph.D. Cornell University — 1940 Aberdeen Agricultural Experiment Station — 1941-1948 Head of Department of Horticulture … Continue reading

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Cart Shed Cleaning Project

Cart Shed Cleaning Project Elks, If you have been out to the lodge, you can see that we are making improvements inside and out! One of the projects we would like to get going is cleaning golf cart storage sheds … Continue reading

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