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November is Veterans Remembrance Month! An estimated twenty million Veterans live in our communities. Each with a different story, they all shared a common pledge: to support and defend this country. In an effort to honor and support these Veterans, … Continue reading

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Elks Launch Campaign to Support Pearl Harbor

Elks Launch 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. … Continue reading

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Impact Grant 2019

Impact Grant 2019 The 2019 Impact Grant: PTSD Student Veterans’ Fly Fishing and Fly-tying Project has just been completed for this year.  The project which was initiated by Elk members Steve Meier, Jess Caudillo, Curt Neely, and George Paris is … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Carl Louis “Louie” Olson

Louie Olson Born near Moscow ID — 1928 woked at Rollefson Market — Moscow ID — 1942-1946 graduated from Moscow High School — 1946 farmer — Moscow ID — 1948-1966 farmer farmer — Harrison ID — 1966-1967 served on Moscow … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Cyrus Edward “Ed” Blair

Ed Blair Born in Palouse WA — 1922 graduated Palouse High School — 1940 U. S. Army — radio operator — WWII — Egygpt, Iran, Iraq & Lybia — 1940-1946 farmer — Palouse WA — 1946-1962 worked for R. A … Continue reading

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Lodge of Sorrow — Jack LeClaire

Jack LeClaire passed away on Wednesday September 18 in Boise at the age of 92.  He was a lifetime member of Moscow Elks Lodge #249.  Click here to view Jack LeClaire’s Obituary.  There will be a Moscow Celebration of Life … Continue reading

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“Moscow Elks 249” up and running on Facebook

“Moscow Elks 249” up and running on Facebook Thanks to Jerry Curtis and Bobbi Ross, we now have a new Facebook page! Our Facebook page is called: “Moscow Elks 249” (no hashtag in front of the 249).  We do still … Continue reading

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Help Finding Past Facebook Administrators

Help Finding Past Facebook Administrators Help Sherlock Holmes find the past Facebook administrators.  We have a new FACEBOOK page being developed and need to remove the old sites as to not create confusion for our members as to which Facebook page should be used.  We currently … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — September 27, 1945

The Old(er) Days — September 27th, 1944 Oldest Living Members’ Reunion 

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — John Arthur (Jack) LeClaire

 Jack LeClaire born in Anaconda MT– 1927 graduated Anaconda High School –Anaconda MT — 1946 served in United States Navy — 1946-1948 graduated University of Montana — 1952 high school math teacher & coach — Alberton MT — 1952-1957 high … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Harry Missildine

 Harry Missildine born in Parsons Kansas — 1920 grew up in Kansas, Colorado & Oklahoma graduated Tulsa Central High School — Tulsa Oklahoma attended University of Missouri graduated from Colorado College twice qualified for National Public Links Golf Tournamet United … Continue reading

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We will never forget

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Melvin J Rodrigues

Mel Rodrigues Born in Oakland CA — 1935 graduated from Castlemont High School — Oakland CA — 1953 Stanford University — Palo Alto CA — 1953-1957 graduated Stanford University — Palo Alto CA — 1957 Pacific Gas & Electric — … 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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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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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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