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The Old(er) Days — August 12th, 1944

The Old(er) Days — August 12th, 1944 Elks Golf Course #4 green  

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The Old(er) Days — August 10th, 1944

The Old(er) Days — August 10th, 1944 Quartermaster Corps

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Lloyd L Hall

 Lloyd Hall born in Bovill ID — 1925 graduated Bovill High School — 1943 served in United States Navy — WWII Pacific Theater — USS Maryland & USS Sarita owner/ operator sevice station — Bovill ID owner/ operator hardware store … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Frank Young

Frank Young Born in Ireland — 1914 Moved to Michigan N. D. — 1924 Graduated (Valedictorian) from Michigan HS — 1933 Bachelor’s degree in chemistry Jamestown College– 1937 US Navy during WWII as athletics instructor including tours to Okinawa and … Continue reading

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From the Exalted Ruler

From the Exalted Ruler Greetings fellow Elk members: I must admit and be honest I was dreading the National Elks Convention in St. Louis Missouri this past July.  I have been to St. Louis before years ago and I know how hot and humid it can … Continue reading

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The Old(er) Days — July 27th, 1944

The Old(er) Days — July 27th, 1944 Dubs & Duffers

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — James Lynn “Jim” Graves

Jim Graves Born in Ashton SD — 1924 graduated Pocatello High School — 1942  University of Idaho 1942 & 1946-1949 U. S. Army 21st Armored Infantry — Europe — 1943-1945 WWII degree in Animal Husbandry — University of Idaho — … Continue reading

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Remaining Golf Schedule for 2019 Season — revised 6/17/19

Remaining Golf Schedule for the 2019 Season* *Always subject to change as necessary Tuesday league — Tuesday @ 5:30 PM —  7/16 – 8/27 Ladies’ league — Wednesday @ 5:30 PM —  7/17 — 8/14 Thursday league — Thursday @ 1:00 PM … 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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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — James Thomas “Jim” Coleman

Jim Coleman born in Marquette MI — 1956 Ernst Home Center — sporting goods manager & office manager — Spokane WA — 1973-1979 graduated Shadle Park High School — Spokane WA — 1974 Ernst Home Center  — sporting goods manager … Continue reading

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Sr. Sole Survivor Results

Sr. Sole Survivor Results Greg Bailey — 3rd  highest points earned in qualifying events of non qualified — eliminated on #1 Bill Lambert —  2nd alternate — eliminated on #2 Todd Martin –– June 8th Qualifying Winner — eliminated on #3 Wayne Krauss — May … Continue reading

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Ladies’ Sole Survivor Results

  Ladies’ Sole Survivor Results Mitzi Houska — eliminated on #1 Laurie Hopkins — eliminated on #2 Kathy Christian — eliminated on #3 Jill Diamond — eliminated on #4 Sharon Kimberling — 2011 Ladies’ Sole Survivor winner — eliminated on #5 Mary Nelson  — eliminated … 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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Sole Survivor Results

Sole Survivor Results 70th Annual July 4th Sole Survivor Exhibition Todd Martin — Most points earned in qualifying events — eliminated in a pitch-off on #1 with Barry Kees, Wayne Krauss, Lance Abendroth, Jerry Curtis, Taylor Anderson & Marc Trivelpiece Lance … 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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Ladies’ Sole Survivor Field

  The field is set for the Ladies’ Sole Survivor on Sunday, July 7th. Mary Mandersheid — 2003 & 2018 Ladies’ Sole Survivor winner Sharon Kimberling — 2011 Ladies’ Sole Survivor winner Kristin Strong Bev Rhoades Mitzi Houska Kathy Christian Jill … Continue reading

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Sr. Sole Survivor Field Set

Sr. Sole Survivor Field #1 — Jerry Curtis — Defending Champion — 2001, 2004, 2013 & 2017 Sole Survivor winner; 2002, 2008, 2009, 2017 & 2018 Sr. Sole Survivor winner #2 — Wayne Krauss — May 19th Qualifying Winner #3 — Bill Sayler … Continue reading

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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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