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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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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Donald R Theophilus

Don Theophilus Born in Pittsburgh PA — 1899 graduated from Iowa State College (University) — 1920 & 1922 Assistant Professsor — Iowa State College (University) — 1922-1923 masters degree from Iowa State College (University) — 1924 Professor — Western Kentucky State College … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — 5/12/1929 — Moscow Golf Club official opening

The Old(er) Days — May 12th, 1929 Moscow Golf Club official opening The Moscow Golf Club was later purchased by the Moscow Elks Lodge and currently is the Moscow Elks Golf Club and site of the current Moscow Elks Lodge.

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Hugh Bovill

Hugh Bovill Born in England –1861 Moved to Latah Couty in 1899 opened Bovill Store — 1903 opended Bovill Post Office — 1907 opened Hotel Bovill –1911 moved to Coeur d’Alene –1912 returned to Bovill and attempted unsuccessfully to reopen … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — May 2nd, 1942

The Old(er) Days — May 2nd, 1942 Saturday Night Social

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From the Desk of the Secretary

Happy Spring!!  All of you have or  should have received your dues statement by now.  If you have not, I need to know that because 2019-2020 dues are due!  Your statement has boxes to check for various charities you would like to donate to as well … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Esquire

Hello Fellow Elks! I started an assignment at the University this past month that had me write my eulogy. You read that correctly.  I needed to write the eulogy for my funeral.  That was a task that was harder than I ever imagined it would … Continue reading

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Workday Reminder

Workday Reminder Hello Elks! This is a reminder that we will be having a Lodge Work Day THIS SATURDAY May 4th! — 8:00 AM to 12 PM. We will be painting the deck, painting the “dugout” (old entrance to the locker … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — 4/25/1926–Elks’ Chorus at U of I

The Old(er) Days — April 25th, 1926 Elks’ Chorus at University of Idaho     (Photo actually shows #3 green)

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Members from BPOE #249’s 127 Years of History — Frank Brocke

Frank Brocke Born 1907 on American Ridge, near Kendrick ID apprentice banker at Kendrick State Bank — 1924 graduated Kendrick High School –1926 Cashier at Bank of Troy — 1926 President Bank of Troy — 1928-1974 in 1974 had 10,000+ … Continue reading

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