The evening begins with the KJ7’s “Volunteers...Stars of Our
Community” Award reception and ceremony followed by the
KJ7’s Annual Meeting. During the Stars of Our Community
ceremony, each nominee will be presented with a “Certificate of
Recognition.” The community is invited to attend and congratu-
late the nominees for the dedication and hard work they provide
the KJ7 community. The reception/social hour begins at 6:00
p.m. and the Stars of Our Community Ceremony will follow at
Following the Stars of Our Community ceremony, KJ7 will hold
their Annual Meeting. The public is invited to attend the meet-
ing as it offers an excellent opportunity to learn about commu-
nity priorities and ongoing projects. The KJ7 Board has asked
that representatives from community organizations, groups,
clubs, and churches share information about accomplishments
of the past year and plans for the future with those in atten-
6:00-6:30 p.m. Reception/Social Hour (light refreshments
6:30-6:45 p.m. Volunteers...Stars of Our Community Awards
6:45 Presentation from Community Leaders
For more information contact KJ7 at firstname.lastname@example.org
The second annual Light the Park is coming up at Juliaetta Centennial Park. Decorating day will be held on Saturday, November 18th, and the lighting ceremony will be Thurs- day, November 30th at 6:00 pm.
Entertainment will be provided by Marilou’s School of Dance and the Kendrick-Juliaetta schools music program, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures. Hot cocoa and cookies will be for sale; proceeds will benefit the Community Library Project.
If you would like to donate or adopt a tree, please contact Nick Anderson at 276-4126. We would appreciate if any donations could be made by November 10, so lights can be ordered. We hope everyone will join us for this fun community event!
The "Save Our Pool Committee is making great plans for our upcoming 70th birthday celebration this summer on July 14, 2017 in the Kendrick City Park. We have arranged two bands to entertain on the July 14, Pool Rededication They will be "Beargrass", and "Shiloh". Both these bands are great additions to our summer celebration. Many vendors have been scheduled as well.
An installation of a solar pool heating system was discussed and it is in the planning stage with the University of Idaho providing technical help.
The signage for the pool and signs at each end of the city has been ordered and these will installed shortly.
The City of Kendrick has scheduled a compliance inspection to be done this spring to address any problems prior to opening the pool.
If you are interested in participating in the July Celebration of the Kendrick Memorial call Richard F. Abrams 208- 289-3151 or Lori Brocke at 289-5092 or attend our next meeting April 19th at the City hall in Kendrick.
Thanks to a very generous grant from Inland Northwest Community Foundation of Spokane, the Grange building is able to install an entirely new electrical service. Kim and Lee Cannon have completed installing this service. No more glass fuses! Each part of the building will now be metered separately. Thank you INWCF for caring about our community. A huge thank you goes to Cannon Electric. Both Kim and Lee have made a difference in the community.
We owe another debt of thanks to each and every one of you that furnished a pie for our pie booth at the Locust Blossom Festival. It truly takes a community to make it all work.
Don Warner, a longtime Kendrick resident, has been the recipient of a distinguished honor recently. Don was born into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. His uncle, Eugene Walking Shield was a Code Talker during World War II. His uncle is de-
ceased and the tribe asked Don, as his oldest living relative, to receive the Congres-
sional Medal of Honor in his place.
At 89 years old, this is a special honor for Don in many ways. He is the great grandson of Chief Gall of the Sioux Tribe. Don served his country during World War II as well. As a new member of the Army, he was sent for basic training at Aberdeen, Maryland. From there he went on to auto mechanic’s school in Atlanta, Georgia. He soon found himself deployed to the Philippines. He was in charge of over 5000 Japanese prisoners of war that were being returned to Japan. He also was a reporter for the Army newspaper “The Daily Pacific.”
The Code Talkers were one of the main reasons the Germans were conquered in World War II. They simply could not break the codes. We owe a great debt to the 44,000 Native Americans that fought alongside troops in every branch of the service.
Because they considered it “shameful” to wait to be drafted, by 1945 ninety-nine percent of the Native American draft eligible men had joined the war effort. The Code Talkers were not only capable with their language and coding skills, they also excelled in com-
bat. The Native American culture contributed in other ways to the war effort. Over $50 million dollars was sold in war bonds on American Reservations.
It's that time of year to get the barbecue out and grill up some burgers and hot dogs! We would like to invite the community to the Friendly Neighbor Club Potluck on June 25th at 1:00 pm. Good time to catch up on visiting with friends you haven't seen or had time to visit. You can bring a desert or a salad we supply the meat and condiments. Hope to see you all. there. If you have any questions you can call. Jan Jacobs @ 1-208-790-2864 or Jeanette Cuddy 289-3200.
Dinner is $12.00 per person, $5.00 for children under 10 years of age. Roasted pig prepared by Dareld Hazeltine and Ben Hasenoehrl and all the sides dishes to round out the meal.
Come enjoy another summer evening of music by Beargrass! This will be a "Jam Session" anyone wanting to participate please bring your own instruments.
Both events are fundraisers for the Southwick Community Center to make improvements and maintain the last remaining historical building in Southwick for the community to use.