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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last week’s hints? Don (Smitty) Smith Born in Moscow ID –1924 graduated Moscow High School — 1942 University of Idaho —  1942-1943 & 1946-1949 served in US Army during … Continue reading

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From the Pages of the 249er — October 1948 — Lady Elks Golf Season Ending Costume Party (Staggerette)

From the Pages of the 249er — October 1948 — Lady Elks’ Golf Season Ending Costume Party — (would become Staggerette) The lady Elks golfers wound up their serason of play by holding a costume party and tournament at the … Continue reading

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Golf Course Flooding

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Tuesday night, 1/12/21, for the area.  This time they were right.   Wednesday morning — The island on the right is the back third of #7 green & the lake beyond the trees … Continue reading

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member?? Born in Moscow ID, graduated Moscow High School, attended and graduated from University of Idaho, served in US Army during WWII in Germany & Japan, served in US Air Force during Korean … Continue reading

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Legacy Awards Deadline February 5th, 2021

Legacy Awards Deadline February 5th, 2021 In the last seven years, six children or grandchildren of Lodge #249 members have been awarded Legacy Scholarships.  It is a wonderful opportunity for children or grandchildren on our members to compete for, and potentially … Continue reading

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last week’s hints? Bill McCabe born in Montrose SD — 1928 graduated Walla Walla High School — Walla Walla WA — 1946 served in United States Navy — 1946-1948 … Continue reading

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Happy 128th Birthday to Moscow Lodge #249

Happy 128th Birthday to Moscow Lodge #249 The Moscow Elks celebrated our 128th birthday on December 28th, 2020.  We are Idaho’s olderst lodge and also, currently the fastest growing in the state. For a description of the activity as recorded by … Continue reading

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From the Pages of the 249er — Winter of 1948-49 — Bowling Booming in the Basement of the Old Temple

From the Pages of the 249er — Winter of 1948-1949 — Bowling Booming in the Basement of the Old Temple During the winter months of 1948 and 1949 the bowling alleys in the basement of the old lodge were a … Continue reading

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member?? born in Montrose SD, graduated Walla Walla High School — Walla Walla WA, served in United States Navy, worked in construction — Walla Walla WA, worked for Catapillar Tractor — Walla Walla … Continue reading

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last weeks’ hints? Harry Missildine born in Parsons Kansas — 1920 grew up in Kansas, Colorado & Oklahoma graduated Tulsa Central High School — Tulsa Oklahoma attended University of … Continue reading

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From the Pages of the 249er — Novermber 1948 — Square Dance Classes & Old Time Barn Dance

From the Pages of the 249er — Novermber 1948 — Square Dance Classes & Old Time Barn Dance Old Time Dancing was one of the popular activities in the Moscow Lodge in the fall of 1948.  Classes were taught by … Continue reading

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member?? Born in Parsons KS, grew up in Kansas, Colorado & Oklahoma, graduated Tulsa Central High School — Tulsa OK, attended University of Missouri — Columbus MO, graduated from Colorado College — Colorado … Continue reading

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Moscow Elks Lodge #249 Supports the Commuity! — from the Daily News

Moscow Elks Lodge #249 Supports the Commuity! The Moscow Elks Club has a long tradition of supporting the Moscow community by giving back over $$2.4 million to the area so far.  Their charitable philosophy has created and provided numerous programs … Continue reading

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From the Pages of the 249er — June 1948 — Idaho State Elks Convention

From the Pages of the 249er  June 1948 — Idaho State Elks Convention In June of 1948, from the 17th to the 19th, the Moscow Lodge hosted the Idaho State Elks Convention.  The 700 members in attendance representied all 18 … Continue reading

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last weeks’ hints? Ernest O. Holland Graduated from Indiana Univrsity — 1895 Public school teacher in Rensselaer Indiana, Anderson Indiana & Louisville Kentucky — 1895-1905 Professor at Indiana University … Continue reading

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From the Pages of the 249er — April 1948 — Bowling Banquets and Match with Missoula

From the Pages of the 249er — April 1948 — Bowling Banquets and Match with Missoula During the winter of 1947-1948 around 100 lodge members participated in regularly scheduled bowling leagues at the old Elks Temple.  On April 20th a … Continue reading

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Elks Campaign to Support Pearl Harbor

Elks Campaign to Support Pearl Harbor At the 2019 Elks National Convention in St. Louis, outgoing Grand Exalted Ruler Mike Luhr issued a challenge to the Elks members to raise funds for the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Hawaii. “I … Continue reading

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member?? Born in Bennington IN, graduated from Vevay High School — Vevay IN, graduated from Indiana Univrsity — Bloomington IN, taught public school in Rensselaer IN, Anderson IN & Louisville KY, was a … Continue reading

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From the Pages of the 249er — January & February 1948 — Dinner Dances

From the Pages of the 249er  January & February 1948 — Dinner Dances Two dinner dances were held in 1948.  Both were semi-formal and member dinner attendance was limited to one of the two nights because of seating limitations.   Members … Continue reading

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last week’s hints? Burton L. French Born in Delphi Indiana — 1875 Attended Moscow Public Schools Graduated from the University of Idaho –1901 Law Degree from the University of … Continue reading

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