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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Brigadier-General E. R. Chrisman

Brigadier-General Edward R. Chrisman Organized University of Idaho Military Science Department, taught mathematics — 1894-1898 Introduced first women’s military program in the service Sent to Cuba and the Philippines during Spanish American War — 1898-1902 — fought in the battle … Continue reading

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Golf Schedule for 2019 Season

 Golf Schedule for the 2019 Season* *Always subject to change as necessary MHS golf practices — Friday @ 3:30 PM — 3/22 – 5/17 GHIN activation — Saturday @ 8:30 AM — 3/23 MHS JV Golf Tournaments — Wednesday @ 10:00 … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — James H. Forney

James Harvey Forney Graduated from Wofford University — 1875 Public School teacher in California — 1875-1878 Graduated from Hastings Law College — 1879 Territory & State of Idaho District Attorney — 1880-1894 United States Attorney for Idaho 1894-1898 Faculty President … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Burton L. French

Burton L. French Attended Moscow Public Schools Graduated from the University of Idaho –1901 Law Degree from the University of Chicago — 1903 Idaho State Legislature — 1898-1902 United States House of Representatives — 1903-1909, 1911-1915 & 1917-1933 — longest … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Ernest O. Holland

Ernest O. Holland Graduated from Indiana Univrsity — 1895 Public school teacher in Rensselaer Indiana, Anderson Indiana & Louisville Kentucky — 1895-1905 Professor at Indiana University — 1905-1911 PHD from Columbia — 1912 Superintendent of Schools in Louisville Kentucky — … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — “Gub” Mix

Gainford P “Gub” Mix First graduate of the University of Idaho College of Agriculture — 1901 Quarterback for University of Idaho football team Helped his father plant and nurture many of the trees still standing in East City Park Founded … Continue reading

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From the 1938 249er — 1938 Crab Feed

Menu from the 1938 crab feed Crab, pickles, rye bread, beer, raw onions & Linberger cheese — 17 dozen crabs served 250 guests.

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — “Red” Jacoby

Glenn “Red” Jacoby  Quarterback University of Idaho — 1925-1927 Assistant Football Coach U of I — 1928-1931 University of Wyoming Athletic Director — 1946-1973 Founder of the Western Athletic Conference Member of the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Abe Goff

Abe McGregor Goff Private in the U. S. Army — WWI Center on University of Idaho football team Graduated from University of Idaho College of Law — 1924 Latah County Prosecuting Attorney — 1926-1934 Taught in U of I College … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History –“Babe” Hollingbery

Orin Ercel “Babe” Hollingberry coached high school football in California — 1911-1925 coached semi-pro Olympic Club football team founded Shrine East-West All Star Game — 1925 coached West team in East-West All Star Game — 1925-1943 coached State College of … Continue reading

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Lodge of Sorrow — Donald E. “Smitty” Smith

Lodge of Sorrow — Donald E. “Smitty” Smith One of our longest continuous members passed away on December 22nd.  Smitty, born and raised in Moscow, joined Moscow Elks Lodge #249 in 1948 after returning from WWII.   When he got back, … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — “Buck” Bailey

Arthur Buckner “Buck” Bailey Born & raised in Texas played baseball & football at Texas A & M University served in United Sates Army during WWI returned to Texas A & M, playing baseball & football attended Bethany College player & … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Tom McCall

Thomas Lawson “Tom” McCall Born in Massachusetts and raised in Oregon Journalism degree Universilty of Oregon — 1936 columnist / sports editor Daily Idahonian — 1936-1942 columnist for The Oregonian — 1942-1944 served in United States Navy — WWII news … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Dr. Charles Gritman

Dr. Charles L. Gritman Born & raised in Illinois Medical Degree from Cincinnati Medical College — 1890 medical practice in Cincinnati — 1890-1892 medical practice in Moscow — 1893-1933 opened Moscow Hospital (Gritman Medical Center) — 1897 At his death … Continue reading

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Community Volunteers Making a Difference

Community Volunteers Making a Difference Local Elks Lodges from every state, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone will be busy helping our communities this holiday season.  Thousands of needy families will receive food baskets and presents.  The Elks National President, … Continue reading

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President Bush’s Welcoming Message, 1992 Grand Lodge Convention

Upon the passing of President Bush, we recall his message to the 1992 Grand Lodge Convention  ************************************************************************************ President Bush’s Welcoming Message, 1992 Grand Lodge Convention Welcoming Message from President Bush to the Delegates at the 1992 National Convention in Dallas, … Continue reading

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Tom & Jerry Party

Tom & Jerry Party December 22nd — 6:00 PM It’s that time of year again for our annual Tom & Jerry Party.  Ed doesn’t remember how many years this has been an annual event, but it has to be 20-30 … Continue reading

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Lodge of Sorrow — Dennis Ricketts

Lodge of Sorrow — Dennis Ricketts I am sad to have to tell all of you Dennis Ricketts has passed away at the age of 71.  Many of us have known Dennis for many years as he was a member of … Continue reading

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Lodge of Sorrow

I just received information that Ken Leblanc passed away today.  He wa a member of our Lodge for 17 years before he moved to Clarkston in 2011. Wayne Krauss Secretary, PER

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FORE — On Course

Here’s what’s happening through the end of the season at your golf course. Friday September 21st Bob Weisel Invitational — MHS Cross Country Meet Friday September 21st Friday Couples’ Golf & Steak Night Saturday September 22nd John’s Alley 7-iron tournament … Continue reading

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