St. John Community Club and Front Street businesses will host Winterfest, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8. The business community will hold open houses and specials. The Craft Fair returns to the St. John Fire Station, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., contact Garden Club member Vicki Logen, 648-3615 to reserve a booth.
- ·Sign up for the Winterfest Parade now for a chance at great cash prizes in time for Christmas. Call Angel for more information at 648-3715 or 288-7170.
- ·Bingo, Denton Building, 12 and over grand prize – Android tablet, 11 and under grand prize – long boards for one girl and one boy.
- ·Fireworks, St. John Community Club provides the show just after dusk.
- ·Santa, photos available at the Denton Building.
- ·Parade details, line up at Funky Junk, inside seatingavailable at St. John Hardware, starts at 1 p.m.
- ·Get your swag on, Moments Spa will show swags decorated by local businesses. Swags will be auctioned on Sunday.
- ·Poker walk, cash prizes, fundraiser for new city park equipment.
The Winterfest Dinner and Auction begins Sunday, Dec. 8 with happy hour and the premier of silent auction items at 5 p.m. Dinner with the choice of prime rib or salmon begins at 6 p.m. Tickets, $20, are available at Empire Foods and the St. John Pharmacy.
The auction follows dinner with proceeds to benefit. To make an auction donation contact Amanda, (509) 648-4040.
Calling friends from far and near for the All-Class Reunion
The All-Class Reunion is slated for Saturday, June 28, 2014, for St. John, Pine City and Ewan classmates. The event, traditionally held every five years, brings people from across the country gather to reconnect with teachers and graduates. Due to school construction last summer the reunion was delayed a year.
Nearly 350 classmates attended the 2008 All-Class Reunion organized by Mavis Lowe Dickerson, Class of ’55, and Patty Schierman Leifer, Class of ‘65. Dickerson passed away last September. The Dickerson family requested memorials benefit the All-Class Reunion. Donations raised about $600 to help with event expenses.
Attendees receive a Reunion Book that lists addresses and graduating class members stretching back to 1907 for St. John, 1924 to 1956 for Pine City and 1917 to 1944 for Ewan graduates. Leifer encourages classmates to call her or email address changes. Registration costs $30 single/$55 couples and includes a catered lunch. Call Patty Leifer for additional information at (509) 648-3888 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference
Becky McCray, co-author of Small Town Rules: How Big Brands and Small Businesses Can Prosper in a Connected Economy is the keynote speaker at a forum on rural development, Friday, Nov. 15. The video forum Rural Pathways to Prosperity will be held at sites across the state from 8:30 to 3 p.m . For location sites and to register by Nov. 8 visit http://waruralprosperity.wsu.edu.
The forum is sponsored by WSU Extension, Washington State Dept. of Commerce, Association of Washington Cities, Washington Microenterprise Association, USDA-Rural Development and the state Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.
Mr. Yuk Poster Contest
2014 Poster Contest to celebrate National Poison Prevention Week
Mr. Yuk to the Rescue is the theme for the Washington Poison Center (WAPC) 2014 Poster Contest. Artist 6-12 may enter with a top prize of $500, a visit from Mr. Yuk and their work featured on the 2014 poster. An additional $100 prize will be presented to the child’s classroom or participating club. Four runners-up will receive a $100 prize. The first fifty entrants receive a Mr. Yuk t-shirt. All contest participants receive a small gift from Mr. Yuk in the mail.
WAPC will accept poster entries postmarked until Jan. 6, 2014. For more information on contest entry form and rules, visit www.wapc.org.
Grange Insurance Association Scholarship
Twenty-five scholarships totaling $26,000 are available for the 2014-2015 school year, including a $1,000 Paul and Ethel Holter Memorial Scholarship and a $1,000 Dee and Ina McKern Memorial Scholarship.
Three of the scholarships fund vocational studies and 22 fund academic studies. The top winner in each category receives $1,500.
Application deadline is March 1, 2014. Eligibility requirements and award basis information can be found at www.grange.com
Heritage Museum gathers steam
The St. John Historical Society welcomes the community to an open house reception on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the museum. The museum group has installed new flooring and windows in their pursuit to renovate the century old building. The public is welcome to tour the site during Winterfest and enjoy light faire. The model train display returns for the day.
A sneak peak is planned for Historical Museum members and supporters on Friday, Dec. 6.
A St. John tradition returns on Tuesday, Nov. 12 with the Methodist Church Fall Turkey Dinner. A full feast of turkey, spuds, dressing, salad and pie will be served between 5-7 p.m. at the church. Take-outs are available by calling, (509) 648-3935.
His Song at Stone Church
The Pine City Historical Society will arm the Stone Church up for with a musical performance by His Song on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. Society board of director Ron Van Dyke is a member of the choral. Cookies, cocoa and fellowship at the Kenova Grange follow the free event.
The 2014 Community Calendar will go to print this month. To have your family birthdays and anniversary dates added to the calendar, contact Becky Dickerson (509) 648-3264 or email@example.com.
Winter Snow and Ice Control
The order of priority for Whitman County road snow removal is as follows: First Priority, paved roads, Second Priority, remaining school bus and mail routes, Third Priority, other access routes. Priority Two and Three (gravel roads) will not be plowed unless there is six inches of snow or drifting conditions. All paved surface roads will be opened to provide countywide mobility as work shifts or snow weather conditions permit. Weekend work will only apply to snow conditions at the discretion of road superintendents. If snow removal does not occur during the weekend, Monday snow removal may take more effort, resulting in delayed access by school busses. Whitman County does not close individual roads except under
Cans for Hoops
Saturday Morning Hoops is accepting aluminum can donations this summer to purchase jerseys for elementary players. Please schedule a pick-up or leave sacks inside the fence at the Current’s alley entrance.
TODD (509) 648-3626
CURRENT (509) 648-3264
Both St. John and Endicott School districts will host Veterans Assemblies to honor men and women in their respective communities for military service on Friday, November 9. Endicott ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. in the school gym. St. John ceremonies begin at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Community members are welcome to attend.
Dance returns to St. John
Dance classes have returned to St. John under the direction of Jesse Curtis. Lessons at the St. John School Multipurpose room begin with preschool at 3:30 p.m. Beginners: k-1 at 4 p.m., Intermediate 1: grades 2-4 at 5 p.m., Intermediate 2: grades 5-8 at 6 p.m.
Monthly cost is $30 per child. For more information contact Curtis at (509) 648-3606 or (509)592-7877.
St. John Community Club and Front Street businesses will host Winterfest, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2. The business community will hold open houses and specials. The Craft Fair returns to the St. John Fire Station, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., contact Garden Club member Vicki Logen, 648-3615 to reserve a booth by Nov. 8.
Santa makes a visit to the St. John Library on Saturday.
Sign up for the Winterfest Parade now for a chance at great cash prizes in time for Christmas. Parade starts on Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. Call Angel for more information at 648-3715 or 288-7170.
The St. John Community Club provides fireworks just after dusk to cap Saturday events.
The Winterfest Dinner and Auction begins Sunday, Dec. 2 with happy hour and the premier of silent auction items at 5 p.m. Dinner with the choice of prime rib or salmon begins at 6 p.m. Tickets, $20, are available at Empire Foods.
The auction follows dinner with proceeds to benefit Community Building facilities, fairgrounds and the St. John Heritage Museum renovations. To make a auction donation contact, 648-4040.
Whitman County Road Department reminds residents their first priority for snow plowing are paved roads. Their second priority are remaining school bus and ail routes. The county will only pave gravel roads when snow reaches at least six inches or drifting conditions. Road superintendents will decide weekend work at their discretion. For more information contact, (509) 397-6206.
SJ Board Opening
The St. John School Board has an opening in the Director District #3 from any qualified applicant living south of State Route 23 within the St. John District.The qualifying District boundary does not include town residents. For official boundary information, please contact the School District. Applications are available at the School District by contacting Dana Crider, 301 W. Nob Hill, St. John, WA 99171 or call (509) 648-3336.