Spring Meat Shoot

The St. John Gun Club invites all shooters, regardless of experience, to try their hand at trap shooting on Sunday, March 1. The spring shoot pulls participants from around the Inland Northwest as a ten-bird event with meat prizes awarded to all participants. Families are encouraged to visit the gun club for hamburgers. For more information, contact Todd Dickerson (509) 648-3626.

Taco Trauma

The St. John Community Club will host their 26th Annual Taco Trauma on Friday, March 13. Tacos are served from 6-9 p.m. with take-outs available between 5-6 p.m. by calling 648-3622 on Friday. Families are welcome until 9 p.m. The beer garden festivities continue until 1 a.m.

Spool Girls

The project on deck for Spool Girls is a Disappearing Hourglass quilt block on Friday, March 20 (prep work) from 6-8 p.m. and sewing on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for the class is $30 and includes lunch on Saturday. Preregister at the St. John Pharmacy or call (509) 648-3430.

Mammography Coach

The Providence Mammography Coach will visit St. John on Thursday, March 19. The coach will provide mammography and osteoporosis screenings by appointment. Women are asked to call (509) 474-2400. For mammograms, patients must be at least 30 years of age and women between 30-39 must have a physician’s referral. Providence will bill your insurance company.
Osteoporosis screenings are available to all women for a flat rate of $15; appointments are needed for this service.

The coach will be parked in front of the St. John Pharmacy between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments take about 15 minutes.

Crab Feed features special guest Dr. Rudy Gahler

The St. John Historical Society has invited legendary town doctor Rudy Gahler to their annual Crab Feed. The Saturday, April 11 event cost $30 and begins with Happy Hour between 5-6 p.m. Take-outs are available during this time by calling 648-3622 the day of the Crab Feed. Crews will serve dinner between 6-7 p.m. Tickets go on sale in March. Watch for more details.

St. John Stockshow

Mark your calendar for the Community Fair, April 23-26.

Hooper Field Trip

The Whitman County Historical Society will take a day trip to Hooper, Wash. this coming May 20 to explore significant architecture and natural landscapes of the far southwest corner of the county.
The group says they are working with regional historian Alex McGregor and the tour will include a visit to the 1930s rock buildings in Lacrosse, that were made with stones left by the ice age floods and later served as railroad housing. The group plans to visit the historic Hooper Store and possibly get a rare look at the Palouse Falls from the east side of the canyon.

Student exchange program needs area volunteers

World Heritage, a non-profit student exchange program, is seeking volunteers to serve as community representatives. World Heritage offers qualified international students, between the ages of 15 and 18, the opportunity to spend a high school year or semester in the United States with a host family. Area representatives recruit and screen potential host families, supervise the exchange students in their community, organize activities with the students throughout the year and provide support to host families, students and schools. Area representatives receive compensation covering expenses incurred for each student placed and supervised.
For more information call (800) 888-9040, email at or visit

Community Calendar divvies up proceeds

The 2015 Community Calendar donated money to groups with an emphasis on art, performance art, community service and history. Nearly $800 was dedicated to the St. John Endicott High School Spring Musical for performance royalties. SJE 4H received money toward their Easter Egg Hunt to add to business contributions to purchase candy and prizes.

Community Calendar money was also awarded to the Country Cuzzins Garden Club to help purchase fresh flowers for Stockshow. Club members hold an afternoon workshop to help students design and enter floral arrangements at the fair. Youth Department organizers used their calendar money to purchase large art folders to protect projects.

The St. John Historical Society was presented with a check for $250 for use at the Heritage Museum.

Twenty-four Community Calendar volunteers collect birthday and anniversary information from families in their neighborhoods and help deliver calendars. If your family would like to be included on the 2016 calendar, please contact Becky Dickerson at (509) 648-3626 or