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May 5, 2014 / Vol. 24, No. 5
Taking Aim Dave Hudson is following the Lewis-Clark Trail by bicycle for a good cause / Page 10
Senior lunch menus — Page 3
House Call — Page 14
E ID S Volunteer of IN Senior the Month
Talk — Page 18
COORDINATOR: Peggy Hayden On the cover: Dave Hudson shows off the bicycle he will be riding on the Lewis-Clark Trail to raise money for the Clarkston School District archery program. Photo by: Steve Hanks for Lewiston Tribune Golden Times P.O. Box 957, Lewiston, ID 83501 goldentimes@Lmtribune.com (208) 848-2243
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INDEX: Social Security Q&A................... Page 4 Meal site list ............................... Page 4 Meeting calendar......................... Page 5 Briefs .......................................... Page 5 Birthdays .................................... Page 6 Reader poetry ............................... Page 9 Sudoku solution ..........................Page 16 Crossword solution .....................Page 16 Volunteer opportunities ..............Page 20 Sudoku ........................................Page 22 Crossword ...................................Page 23
Thought for the month “It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.” — Erma Bombeck
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may senior nutrition menus monday
Lewiston Senior Nutrition Program serves hot lunches at noon at the Lewiston Community Center, 1424 Main St. and the United Methodist Church, 1213 Burrell Ave. Suggested donation is $4 for seniors age 60 and older. Cost is $5 for nonseniors.
6 Stuffed peppers/
7 BUFFET (starts at
12 Chicken-fried steak/
13 Beef stroganoff/ mixed vegetables/Jell-O salad/pudding/muffin
14 BUFFET (starts at
20 Hot-pork sandwich/
21 BUFFET (starts at
potatoes/gravy/corn/ salad/roll/cookie country gravy/mashed potatoes/salad/green beans/biscuit
peas/French bread/ cookie 26 Baked ham/au gratin potatoes/mixed vegetables/applesauce/ cornbread/cookie
Senior Round Table Nutrition Program serves hot lunches at noon at the Valley Community Center, 549 Fifth St. No. F, Clarkston and the Asotin United Methodist Church, 313 Second St. Suggested donation is $4 for seniors age 60 and older. Cost is $7 for nonseniors.
Moscow Senior Nutrition Program serves lunch at noon in the Great Room of the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St. Suggested donation is $4 for seniors age 60 and older. Cost is $6 for nonseniors. Salad bar is available at 11:30 a.m. Soup and dessert is available at each service.
coleslaw/green beans/ fruit/roll
mashed potatoes/broccoli/ beet salad/fruit
11:30 a.m.): Turkey
11:30 a.m.): Roast beef
11:30 a.m.): Chicken
28 BUFFET (starts at 27 Old-fashioned hamburger/potato salad/ 11:30 a.m.): Barbecue baked beans/carrots 6 Navy beans and ham/
8 Taco salad/corn/cottage
9 Broccoli and cheese soup/roll/salad bar/fruit
13 Pork chops/mashed
16 Baked potato bar/
20 Breakfast casserole/ hashbrowns/spinach/ biscuit/fruit
22 Fish fillet/rice pilaf/
23 Deluxe salad bar/
27 Roast beef/mashed
29 Chicken strips/
30 Hamburger on a
6 Pulled-pork sandwich/
8 Hungarian goulash/
13 Bratwurst/ vegetables
15 Pepper steak with
20 Stuffed green peppers/vegetables
27 Meat or cheese lasagna/vegetables
29 Chicken cordon bleu/ potatoes/vegetables
potatoes/gravy/cauliflower with cheese sauce/roll/ fruit
potatoes/gravy/wintermix vegetables/fruit juice/roll/cake/ice cream
cheese with pineapple/ brownie
casserole/mixed vegetables/breadsticks/ fruit
(no Clarkston delivery/Asotin closed)
macaroni and cheese/ cucumber tomato salad/ peas/fruit
grilled onions/ vegetables vegetables
Who am I? The next Golden Times will publish June 2
I was born May 5, 1915, in New York and died May 9, 1998, at age 83, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. At the peak of my career I was considered the female equivalent to Bing Crosby. I am best known for my role in the 1938 film, â€œIn Old Chicago.â€? I had a short-lived marriage with Tony Martin before marrying Phil Harris in 1941. We had two daughters together and were married until his death in 1995.
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Regional Senior Meal Sites Cottonwood Community Church 510 Gilmore, Cottonwood, (208) 962-7762 Meals at noon on Tuesdays Grangeville Senior Center County Road, Grangeville, (208) 983-2033 Meals at noon on Mondays and Fridays Juliaetta-Kendrick Senior Citizens Center 104 S. Sixth, Kendrick, (208) 289-5031 Meals at noon on Wednesdays and Fridays Kamiah Senior Center 125 N. Maple St., Kamiah, (208) 935-0244 Meals at noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Lewiston Community Center 1424 Main St., Lewiston, (208) 743-6983 Meals at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays Orchards United Methodist Church 1213 Burrell Ave., Lewiston, (208) 743-9201
Meals at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays Moscow Senior Center 412 Third St., Moscow, (208) 882-1562 Meals at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays Nezperce Senior Citizens 501 Cedar St., Nezperce, (208) 937-2465 Meals at noon on Mondays and Thursdays Orofino Senior Center 930 Michigan Ave., Orofino, (208) 476-4328 Meals at noon on Tuesdays and Fridays Pomeroy Senior Center 695 Main St., Pomeroy, (509) 843-3308 Meals at noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Potlatch Senior Citizens IOOF/Rebekah Hall, Pine St., Potlatch, (208) 875-1071 Meals at noon on Tuesdays and Fridays Pullman Senior Center 325 S.E. Paradise St., Pullman,
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(509) 338-3307 Meals at 11:45 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays Riggins Odd Fellows Building 121 S. Lodge St., Riggins, (208) 628-4147 Meals at noon on Tuesdays United Methodist Church 313 Second St., Asotin, (509) 758-3816 Meals at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Valley Community Center 549 Fifth St., Clarkston, (509) 758-3816 Meals at noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Weippe Hilltop Senior Citizens Center 115 First St. W., Weippe, (208) 435-4553 Meals at noon on Mondays and Thursdays Winchester Senior Citizens Center Nez Perce Ave., Winchester, (208) 924-6581 Meals at noon on Wednesdays Pullman Meals on Wheels (Whitman County Council on Aging) (509) 397-4305 Valley Meals on Wheels (208) 799-5767
Social Security Q&A McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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an appointment to visit your local Social Security office to apply. However you decide to apply, begin by looking at our Disability Starter Kit online. It will help you prepare for your application or interview. ——— Q: How long does it take to complete the online application for retirement benefits? A: It can take as little as 15 minutes to complete the online application. In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, you’re done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation is required. Social Security will process your application and contact you if any further information is needed. There’s no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. ——— Q: My husband doesn’t have enough work credits to qualify
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Pullman seniors plan a trip
PULLMAN — The Pullman Senior Center is planning a three-night, four-day trip to Southwestern Montana. The trip is planned for June 25-28, with home pickup beginning at 7 a.m. on June 25. The first night of the trip will be spent at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. On the second day the group will travel to Virginia City and Nevada City, Mont., to see the Alder Gulch Short Line Railroad, Nevada City’s music hall, brewery follies and 100 authentic buildings from the late 1800s. The second night will be spent in Dillion, Mont. The third day of the trip will include visits to Pintler Mount Scenic Highway to Philipsburg, Mont., where the group will tour the oldest operating Opera House in the state. Cost for the trip is $500 per single or $425 each for double occupancy, and includes escort, lodging, all admissions, some continental breakfasts and transportation.
Monthly meeting calendar
Free dementia seminar offered COLFAX — Circles of Caring Adult Day Health and Inland Northwest Alzheimer’s Association will offer the seminar for family and care takers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. It will take place from 9:3011:30 a.m. May 14 at Whitman Hospital, 1200 W. Fairview St., Colfax.
Lunch and Learn class planned MOSCOW — The Lunch and Learn class offered this month is titled “StarPower Simulation.” The class is at noon May 13 in the second floor conference room of the Gritman Federal Building, 220 E. Fifth St., Moscow. It is free and attendees are encouraged to bring along their lunch. More information about the
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MAY 12: Twin City Square and Round Dance Club, board meeting, 7 p.m., 2130 Fifth Ave., Clarkston. MAY 13: Valley Community Center, general board meeting, 9 a.m., 549 Fifth St., Clarkston. MAY 13: Sixth Street Senior Center, membership meeting, 9 a.m., 832 Sixth St., Clarkston. MAY 16: Latah AARP chapter, membership meeting, 11:30 a.m., 1516 W. Pullman Road, Moscow. MAY 17: Sons of Norway Elvedalen Lodge No. 129, noon, Valley Community Center, 549 Fifth St., Clarkston. MAY 19: Seaport Quilters, 6 p.m., 549 Fifth St., Clarkston. MAY 20: Sixth Street Senior Center, board meeting, 9 a.m., 832 Sixth St., Clarkston. MAY 21: Retired Educators of North Central
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Idaho, 11:30 a.m., Red Lion, 621 21st St., Lewiston. MAY 28: National Active and Retired Federal Employees, noon, Emerald Gardens, 701 Sixth St., Clarkston. If you would like to have your meetings included in this monthly calendar send complete information to goldentimes@Lmtribune. com or Golden Times, P.O. Box 957, Lewiston, ID 83501. More information is available by calling (208) 848-2243.
briefs Groups and organizations can submit information, pertaining to seniors in the region, to be published in Golden Times monthly magazine. All submissions are subject to space availability and editing. Submissions should be emailed to: goldentimes@lmtribune. com or mailed to: Target Publications P.O. Box 957 Lewiston, ID 83501 Information for June’s issue must be recieved by May 19 to be considered. More information is available by calling (208) 8482243.
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Birthdays starting at 70, and every year after, will be accepted for publication in Golden Times in the month of the birthday only. The limit for each submission is 200 words. Photographs are welcome. Birthday submissions must include the name and phone number of the person submitting information. If you would like your photo returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If you have questions about submitting a birthday, please call (208) 848-2243. Mailed information may be sent to: Golden Times, P.O. Box 957, Lewiston, ID 83501; emailed submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. June birthdays must be received by 5 p.m. May 19.
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May 3 Marie McGoldrick
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Marie McGoldrick of Orofino M a r k celebrated her 93rd birthday W a y n e Saturday. Burnam of She was born May 3, 1921, Clarkston in Walla Walla. is celebratOn July 3, 1952, she and ing his 90th Brain McGoldrick were marbirthday ried. today. McGoldrick moved to He was Orofino in 1955 where she and born May 5, her husband raised their four 1924, in a sons. log cabin at She was a stay-at-home Viola. mom and is a house-wife. Shortly after Burnam started school in Colfax, the family moved to Lewiston where he attended St. Stanislaus Got old photos you’d like to and Lewiston High schools. share? Send them to He grew up during an era when horses were widely email@example.com used and developed a great love for them. As a teenager he worked on farms. Burnam joined the U.S. Army in February 1943. He was sent to Europe in December 1944, where he was assigned to General Patton’s 3rd Army.
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J e a n e t t e James H. (Bud) (Jackie) FehlHolt of Kendrick Haber of will be honored Lewiston will from 2-4 p.m. celebrate her May 17 at the 90th birthday on Kendrick Senior May 13. Center, 104 Sixth She was St. The occasion born in 1924 to is his 80th birthClement and day. Violet Lombardi He was born in Portland, Ore. May 14, 1934, in She was born while her father, Galena, Mo., to Hardy and Viola a professional prize fighter, was Holt. defending his title. He won the Holt graduated from Kendrick match. High School and completed one year Fehl-Haber grew up in Alameda, of higher education at Washington Calif., and moved to Lewiston in State College. 1945. He and his late wife, Patricia, She worked at several clothing were married June 10, 1977, in stores in downtown Lewiston, but Kendrick. She died March 6, 2009. always made her family number Holt worked in sawmills and one. was a rancher for many years. He Fehl-Haber has five children, retired in June 1996 from Gem and several grandchildren, great- State Lumber Co. in Juliaetta. grandchildren and great-greatHe is a member of the Masonic grandchildren. Unity Lodge No. 32 A.F. & A.M. in Genesee, the J-K Good Samaritan Food Bank in Juliaetta, and the may 20 J-K Senior Meal site and Cameron Emmauel Lutheran Church, both in James Thomas Kendrick. Holt has four children, 10 grandJames Thomas of Orofino will celchildren and seven great-grandchilebrate his 92nd birthday May 20. dren. He was born in 1922 in Kentucky. Thomas married Barbara Cramer on April 8, 1995. Visit the Tribune online He moved to Idaho from California. at www.lmtribune.com Thomas has children and grandchildren.
William T. Bird William T. (Bill) Bird of Orofino will turn 90 on May 21. He was born in 1924 at Stevensville, Mont., the eldest of five children reared by their father Jack S. Bird. Bird graduated from high school early and joined the U.S. Navy
on Dec. 7, 1942. In 1946, he moved to Hamilton, Mont., where he worked for the employment service. Bird followed his true-love, Ruth, to Orofino where he got a job at the Orofino employment service. The couple were married Dec. 18, 1946. They have three children, five grandchildren
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and eight great-grandchildren. Bird worked for BJ Carney Pole Company from 1964-82. In 1971, he was appointed by then-Gov. Cecil Andrus to fill a vacancy as a Clearwater County commissioner. He was elected and served twice more. In 1982, Bird became the Clearwater County Engineer and Building Inspector. He retired from that position in 1986. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3296 and is past quartermaster. He has also served as a Clearwater County Veterans Service Officer and worked to assist veterans with the government paperwork needed to obtain benefits.
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Jim Bird of Oroﬁno will be 81 years old on May 23. He was born in Hamilton, Mont., in 1933 and grew up in Stevensville, Mont. After Bird graduated from high school he spent three years serving in the U.S. Navy. Following his discharge from service, he moved to Oroﬁno where his brother Bill lived. It was there that he met
Gerri Konkol and the two were married in 1956. They have ﬁve children and nine grandchildren. Bird spent his entire working life, of nearly 45 years, as an electrician. He began his career with Carl Fisk at Fisk’s Electric as an apprentice. He later worked for Stoddard Electric and then at the Jaypee Mill near Headquarters for 11
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MAY 31 KEN RINEHART Ken Rinehart of Oroﬁno will celebrate his 77th birthday May 31. He was born in 1937 at Springﬁeld, Neb. Rinehart moved to Oroﬁno when Dworshak Dam was being built and started working for Peter Kewitt and Sons. He left the area for a time but returned in the early 1990s. Following his return, Rinehart worked for Atkinson Distribution, State Hospital and ﬁnally retiring from the U.S. Forest Service as an information ofﬁcer in 2002. He has three daughters and some grandchildren who live in the area. Rinehart married Carmen Farrington in 2005 and they enjoy golﬁng, and being with friends and family.
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READER POETRY Waiting For Dad When I was a wee little lad sometimes I did things that were bad. And on those days … gee my mom promised me that evening I’d have to face dad. Those bad deeds I could not defend, or blame it on all of my friends. So I was real glad that I found a pad to strap to my little rear end. Ken Taylor, 77, Clarkston
Poems of Endearment Many poems of endearment have been written about the children that we love. I, for one, have been blessed to write about the babes we hold, a gift from above. A mother’s greatest pleasure is to hold their little ones in their arms, and oh what a joy to sing sweet lullabies ~ Praying always the Good Shepherd protect them from harm. We all are like children in our heavenly Father’s eyes, when young we learn many things and as we grow up we realize ~
We need guidance as we start out, a loving hand to pick us up when we fall. The earnest prayers from our father and mother ~ The miracle of conversion to heed the call. All the nurturing we had when young we wish to give in return. Praying the guardian messengers will be there to help our children live what they learn. Rebecca Whited, 68, Clarkston
Caught In A Generation Sandwich Today I was a senior, today I was a past Today I was a junior, today I was a future My body fought the cold air above the covers with aches and pains in new places to slow my paces. Minutes later, even in church, behind a senior to admire there was no escape from reality in the high E in the song of joy as I hid a tear for the blood pools of age hiding below the surface of the thin skin of this man once strong. My own hands were a mass of wrinkles and a delta of vessels carrying blood that,
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too, would eventually find a pool for rest. Such a contrast with my future at the other end of the pew — a girl with quiet gum I didn’t welcome, but with shiny hair — one grown from 14 to 18 in a metamorphosis last night. This was the same girl whose baby bottom 14 years ago was as soft and perfect as the highlighted cheeks and dancing eyes emanating from the confines of a brilliant blue first formal in the glow of the spotlight last night. Who could explain the emotions tugging at my heart all this day long. I was the past, I was the future; a junior I was, a senior I was dreaming of the day that some young man would feel a tingle rip through his body with even a casual brush against the flawless flesh of my future — I would just have to
hide the wrinkles in my hands entwined in a prayerful pause, covered by a joyful high E I am the past; I am the future; junior and senior I am. Dennis Ohrtman, 66, Lewiston
Spring Chores I rose up in the morning wondering what shall I do today? Looked out my window
to the brightness of the day. I saw grass that needed mowing, weeds are in all array, among the tulips and the daffodils, just ruined my happy day. Guess I’d better get moving but I feel pain in my back and legs! Trees and bushes need pruning and the trimmings hauled away. Got to check
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Reader poetry Golden Times prints original short poetry from seniors on a space-available basis. Submissions must include the name, age, address and phone number of author to be considered for publication. Send poetry submissions to: Golden Times, P.O. Box 957, Lewiston, ID 83501;
Deadline for poetry to be included in June’s edition is May 19.
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Cycling the Lewis-Clark Trail with a target in mind Dave Hudson is looking to raise money for the Clarkston School District’s archery program By Michelle Schmidt
do with the bike that sits next to the line of archery targets and rack of bows. The bike is sitting there because Hudson is crazy Dave Hudson looks like an average 70-year-old guy about the archery program and about the kids in it. — he doesn’t stand out, not even in his bright green He’s so crazy, in fact, that on May 14, this 70-yearcycling jacket. But stick him in the Grantham Elementary School old will begin a two-month solo bike trip following the 3,000-mile Lewis and Clark Trail to raise money gym and suddenly the opposite becomes true. Right for the program. after the bell rings to dismiss the students, some filNo one at Grantham has run through the numbers ter through the gym and call out a “Hey, Mr. Dave!” to prove participation in archery improves academic or come to say hello. One runs over and begs for a success. But life is more than good grades. hug while wrapping her arms around him. “I was surprised by how much shooting a bow and Hudson isn’t a teacher at the school; he’s the arrow can affect a kid,” Hudson said. volunteer archery coach. He shows up for a couple Since the program’s beginning four years ago, weeks each semester to help teach the skill in physiHudson has seen a change in several of the students cal education classes and he coaches the weekly as they move through the program. He’s watched Archery Club that meets after school. some build physical strength. Others have learned He’s experienced with a bow and arrow, but that’s to hold still and focus. Some have developed confinot the reason these kids’ faces light up when they see Hudson from across the room. No, it has more to dence, and others are learning to quiet their aggresTarget Publications
sion and practice self-control. The program also teaches hard work, responsibility and the reality of consequences. Rules about safety are clearly stated and the slightest infraction is addressed swiftly and absolutely. “If you break the rules, you’re done. There’s no begging and pleading, you can’t call home and have mom and dad bail you out. It’s very humbling for the kids,” Holly Ledgerwood said. Ledgerwood is the PE teacher, assistant principal and staff member who oversees the archery program at Grantham. Besides these valuable life lessons, archery opens up new opportunities. According to Hudson, there are kids in the program who have never traveled out of the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley or stayed at a friend’s house. That means going to a state competition four hours away in Ellensburg, Wash., is a big deal. “For some of these kids, this is a huge trip,” Hudson said. “One boy who went, that’s all he’s talked about since.” The program is open to all students, and a wide range of personalities and backgrounds participate, but Hudson said he sees it make the biggest impact on the students who are sometimes forgotten and left out. For them, archery is an opportunity to belong and to get good at a skill. “It’s something that lets them have fun,” he said. The focus has always been on having fun and trying — not on being the best. Even when it comes to going to the state competition, Hudson selects students based not on scores, but on the effort they put into their skill. “It’s never been about winning,” Hudson said. “It’s about did they participate? Did they have fun? And did they try their hardest?” There was no such thing as Archery Club at Grantham five years ago. Now, every school in the Clarkston School District is part of the National Archery in the Schools Program. Through this federal program, every student — from elementary through high school — picks up a bow and arrow for a couple weeks each semester in PE and has the opportunity to participate in an afterschool competitive archery club. This past March, every school in the dis-
Dave Hudson is getting ready to hit the road on his bicycle to raise money for the Clarkston School District’s archery program. Tribune/Steve Hanks
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ago, I wouldn’t be here today,” Hudson said. Hudson decided to use the very thing that saved his life to help the archery program of which he is so proud. Two years ago, Hudson and Lee rode from Astoria, Ore., to the valley and collected $700 for the archery program. This time, Hudson is hoping to collect a lot more. The Archery Club is a federal program, but to operate it, Grantham relies primarily on district funds, grant money from hunting organizations — for example, the Elk Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation and Turkey Foundation — and donations by local businesses and individuals. These funds pay for equipment and travel costs. But right now, the $200 targets sitting in the school’s gym are so shot up arrows bounce out of them. Students have to take turns with the $100 bows, which can get confusing because they are all uniquely adjusted according to the strength of the shooter. And as novice shooters, they go through their fair share of arrows at around $50 a dozen. Hudson hopes to bring in enough money through his ride to cover these basic program needs, but his dreams go even higher; he wants to see local students get to compete nationally in Knoxville, Tenn. Even thought they are Tribune/Steve Hanks some of the top shooters in the state, Dave Hudson, 70, of Clarkston, has been giving his time during the school year to the none of the Clarkston students were able to attend the national competition Clarkston School District archery program as a coach at Grantham Elementary School for the cost of sending students the past few years. Now he will be giving part of his summer to the program as well; Hud- because is too high. This is something Hudson son will take off May 14 on a cycling trip to raise money for the program. would like to see change. “They’re my kids, whether they’re at trict sent a team of at least 12 students instruction in PE. Hudson sees archery on 12 different medications for pain, my school or not,” Hudson said. Hudson has worked out all the kinks heart disease, depression and diabetes. as an equal opportunity sport. It to the state competition. and is excited about the trip. doesn’t favor a certain gender or height He described himself as a man just Archery wasn’t new to Hudson, but Last year, Hudson rode around or weight or personality, all it requires waiting to die. teaching was. His friend, Don Lee, is 3,000 miles on his bike. He says the But instead of dying, he got on a is a little strength and focus. the principal at Grantham and when American Cycling Association (ACA) bike. His first ride — two-and-a-half “Every kid’s got an equal chance, the program was getting started, measures the Lewis and Clark Trail at miles — wore him out. But he kept at period,” Hudson said. Lee asked him to consider coach2,810.5 miles, which means this ride it and by the end of the riding season, The school archery program wasn’t ing. Hudson took one look, got the alone will be about as many miles as he had logged more than 600 miles. required certification and jumped right the only thing to bring changes to The next season he got a new bike, and he’s ridden in a year. He estimates the Hudson’s life. About a year after he in. ride will take him 50-55 days, meaning “I enjoy it way more than I thought I started coaching archery, he was sitting rode 2,200 miles, which included an he’ll have to cover around 50-60 miles eight-day, 480-mile trip. with friends at McDonald’s when he would,” Hudson said. Hudson now weighs 225 pounds and each day. noticed a man come in who was wearThe Archery Club at Grantham The ACA has mapped out the trail, is down to two types of medication. ing bike shorts. meets after school every Wednesday so Hudson has information about The chronic back pain he had from a Hudson struck up a conversation in the gym for two hours. There are where water and other necessities are vehicle accident is relieved from bikand learned that the man, Keith Reed, anywhere from five to 35 students available. As a member of warmshow ing because it takes pressure off his who will show up each week — regular was on a cross-country bike trip. ers.org and couchsurfing.org, two hospispine. A year ago when his 11-year-old tality exchange sites, he hopes to find The man wasn’t much younger than attendance isn’t required, though it intrathecal morphine pump gave out, Hudson. certainly helps in terms of skill buildfree lodging along the way with people he told the doctor just to remove it; he who open up their homes to travelers The half-hour interaction was a ing. With only a few targets, students didn’t need it anymore. wake-up call to Hudson. take turns shooting. While one group such as himself. “I found there are other ways of cop“He’s out there going, and I’m out shoots, Ledgerwood oversees the other ing with pain,” Hudson said. here croaking,” he said. students who work on homework. 4 See Hudson, The biking helped save his life. At the time of the interaction, Most begin with no shooting expepage 12 “If I stayed where I was at five years Hudson weighed 285 pounds and was rience, other than the two weeks of
4 Hudson, continued from page 11 Hudson’s bike will be loaded up with everything he needs for the ride. Several water bottles, a tent, food and other basic supplies, along with a GPS tracker to pinpoint his exact location at all times — mostly for his supportive-but-careful wife.
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“I might not be in the best shape going in, but one week out, I will be.”
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And since he’ll be blogging about his trip, he also has a solar panel that will keep everything charged up. “It’s a big step,” Hudson said. This is his longest trip by about four times and his first solo trip. Besides the physical challenge, Hudson knows there’ll be a mental challenge of being by himself that entire time, along with the technological challenge of managing his new electronic gadgets. But none of that is enough to scare him away. “Anything that’s an adventure — I’m in,” Hudson said. To train for the trip, Hudson goes to the gym in the morning for a weight and cardio workout, and
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Youngest boomers turn 50 this year Some are asking if they really belong to the baby boomer generation By Kim Hone-McMahan Akron Beacon Journal
AKRON, Ohio — The youngest baby boomer turns 50 this year. The big 5-0. A quinquagenarian. Half a century. Holy colonoscopy! While today’s kids may think 50-yearolds roamed the earth with dinosaurs, others think they are mere youngsters. “I see them more as my children,” said
Rose Rose of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, who turns 68 this year, making her among the oldest boomers. “To lump all baby boomers together is really sort of stretching it. There’s a big difference in baby boomers.” Those born between 1946 and 1964 are considered the baby-boom generation — even though there’s nearly a two-decade span between the youngest and oldest. This leads to folks assuming boomers have had, or are having, the same life experiences. But social commentator and
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following World War II. By the end of 1964, 76.4 million baby boomers had been born in the United States. “The whole premise of basing a generation on the fertility rates of that generation’s parents is absurd,” Pontell, 55, said recently during a phone interview. “There’s no generation before or since the so-called baby-boom generation that was ever based on birth rates. Generations stem from formative experiences, not head counts.” Pontell decided to call the lost generation “Jones” because it represents a large, anonymous group of people. “It could be Smith,” said the Cleveland native, now living in California.
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Hunter, 93, and rifle, 140, bag a doe By Dennis Anderson
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MINNEAPOLIS — On the Wednesday of the first week of Minnesota deer hunting, Kenneth Felt, 93, went looking for a buck. Living not far from Itasca State Park, in northern Minnesota, on the same land he’s occupied for decades, he knew a few animals were in the area. So he grabbed his rifle and a handful of cartridges, and got on his four-wheeler. He didn’t consider his age a problem. And while his long gun hadn’t been leveled in the direction of a game animal for more than 100 years, and then in his grandfather’s hands in Sweden, he had practiced with the firearm enough to know it was accurate. “I took the rifle hunting a few times last year, but I wasn’t too serious about getting a deer because I was worried about field-dressing it,”
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4 Baby Boomers, continued from page 13 “The second half of the boom had far more births, (causing) Jonesers to face the pipeline often clogged by boomers and then competing with even bigger numbers around us. So each point in the life cycle, whether we were trying to get into college, getting first jobs, first homes, has been a tough ride.” Pontell believes the Jonesers have a more difficult time financially than the boomers born between 1946 and 1953. “Boomers in general have had a pretty good ride. And boomers had big expectations that were often realized,” he said. “The boomers were not left jonesing.” There’s no denying the youngest boomer is at a different place in life than the eldest. Rose, who is director of community and public relations at the Haven of Rest in Akron, Ohio, has three grown sons. Her firstborn is 47, just three years younger than “Joneser” Gene Fitch of Hudson, Ohio, who will turn 50 this year. Fitch has two teenage boys; Rose has grandchildren the same age. The teen years for the youngest and oldest boomers were also much different. “Ben Hur” and “West Side Story” won Academy Awards in the early ’60s. During that time, “The Andy Griffith Show,” “My Three Sons,” “The Addams Family” and “The Beverly Hillbillies” debuted. And Alfred Hitchcock freaked out teens with “Psycho.” “I remember the Hula-Hoop contests at the State Road Shopping Center, my dad buying me a transistor radio, and paisley hip huggers,” Rose said, chuckling. During their teen years, the youngest boomers watched shows like “Three’s Company,” “M*A*S*H” and “Dallas.” The
golden times films “Kramer vs. Kramer” and “Ordinary People” won Academy Awards. The toy of the year in 1980 was the Rubik’s Cube. And many longed to be a preppy. “I had ‘The (Official) Preppy Handbook.’ It was kind of like the dummies’ guide to being a preppy,” confessed Fitch, account manager at Cleveland’s Majestic Steel. But perhaps it was the music that set baby boomers apart from those who came before and since. When the oldest boomers were children, the rock ’n’ roll revolution began. The year that the youngest boomer was born, and the oldest turned 18, the first Beatles album was released in the United States. And while some of the older boomers went to Woodstock, the youngest were left behind. As for sports, in 1964, the year that the youngest boomers entered the world, the Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Colts 27-0 to win the NFL championship for the fourth and final time, at least so far. The Vietnam War is a significant event in the middle and older boomer’s lives. Although people like Rose personally knew peers who were drafted, the youngest didn’t have pals who served there. “I remember that we had the television news on every night and watched the casualty and killed count,” Fitch said. “To me, it seemed like we were always at war.” When older boomers came home from Vietnam, they didn’t get a hero’s welcome. Instead, they were often ridiculed and called names. Because of that, those same boomers are making certain the men
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and women returning home from the military today are treated with reverence. As for the famous hippie vibe associated with the 1960s, Pontell said while the youngest members of the generation were too young to participate, they still felt its effects. “We were impacted (by the ’60s), but we weren’t a part of it,” Pontell said of the Jonesers. “While some of the (older)
boomers still refer to themselves as ‘children of the ’60s,’ really they were well into their teens and 20s. They were out changing the world and we were the ones being formed by those changes.” Things like peace, love and a wish to change the world intensified the natural open-hearted, loving, idealistic feelings that kids have by virtue of just being kids, Pontell said.
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There are just some things the young can’t do
How does the saying go? Look to the youth, for they are the future, is the correct verbiage, I believe. When youth volunteer, especially college-aged kids, it is a great thing. But with their busy class schedules, jobs, friends and extracurricular activities there are many things they just don’t have the time to do and some things that, by law, they aren’t able to do. I learned this recently at the My Own Home volunteer recognition/recruitment dinner. For instance students are not able to drive members of My Own Home to and from appointments, which is a big need, said Chelsey Fanara, volunteer and member services coordinator for the organization. Most of the volunteers she currently has are college students and she is in need of older volunteers to do the things the others can’t or won’t. I am a huge volunteer advocate. I believe volunteers make the world move. They are, in my opinion, the backbone to every great community, which is
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why when I was invited to attend the dinner I was more than happy to do so and excited to write about the experience. The theme of the dinner was “Past, Present and Future Volunteers” to acknowledge and thank current volunteers as well as recruit new ones. The event was small but that is to be expected as it was the first time the organization had put on such an event. But Fanara is hoping it will become an annual event with more participation. I had the great fortune to sit with some very interesting people like Jane Freed. Freed was on the board of directors at the beginning when My Own Home was being formed. Freed works at the Idaho Geological Survey office in Moscow doing map production and digital cartography. She told us all about what goes into making a geological map — there is a lot to it and it takes several people doing different parts of the mapping project to make a complete map. It was a really interesting thing to learn. Also seated at the table with us was Dan Pierce. He got involved in volunteering for My Own Home several years ago, and
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between singing with his barbershop quartet and the Palouse Harmony Chorus he manages to help out still, but said he is looking to do more. The My Own Home organization is a nonprofit with a goal of helping seniors and others in need of assistance be independent and remain in their homes. They do it on a membership basis, meaning those in need of the help the program offers become members and Fanara finds volunteers to fill those needs. “If I can’t find a volunteer,” Fanara said. “I’m doing it. I don’t let it just fall to the wayside, they need to trust
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4 Briefs, continued from page 5 the Lunch and Learn series is available by calling Karen Richel at (208) 883-2241 or by emailing her, krichel@uidaho. edu.
AARP Smart Driver classes offered in three towns The first class is from 8:3011:30 a.m. Today and Tuesday at Gritman Medical Center, 700 S. Main St. in Moscow. A class is also scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the first floor auditorium of the Whitman County Public Service Building, 310 N. Main St. in Colfax. Registration for this class is available by calling Arnie Lee at (208) 301-8844. There will be a class in Orofino from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 14 at the U.S. Forest Service building, 12730 U.S. Highway 12 in Orofino. Registration for this class is available by calling Kay Gaines at (208) 816-3450. There will be a one-hour lunch break for the Colfax and Orofino classes. The cost for each class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. The classes are designed for those age 50 and older but are open to all ages and may result in a point reduction on drivers licenses and/or insurance discounts.
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golden times Community Center, 549 Fifth St., Clarkston. The meeting will begin with a potluck followed by a short business meeting and a presentation on Syttende Mai or Norway’s Constitution Day. The organization is open to those of Scandinavian descent or individuals interested in the culture. All meetings are open to visitors.
Senior center offers weekly pinochle game The Sixth Street Senior Center has pinochle games at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Foot care is offered at the center each Tuesday and Thursday by appointment with Donna. To schedule an appointment call (509) 758-3810. There will also be foot care with Dayna beginning at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the center. A pancake feed is planned for noon next Monday at the center. Cost is $4 per person. There will be a potluck at noon on Memorial Day, May 26. Twiceweekly dances are held at the center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-10 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. The senior center is located at 832 Sixth St. in Clarkston.
Rummage sale planned for Valley Community Center A rummage sale will be held inside at the Valley Community Center, 549 Fifth St., Clarkston. It will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17. There will also be a Senior Resources Fair “Spring Into Action” at the center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16. Marcia’s foot care is offered by appointment each Monday at the center. Appointments can be made by calling (509) 3301857. The center also offers blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m. every Thursday. Daily activities offered at the center include: painting classes are offered from 12:30-4 p.m. each Monday; fitness classes are offered from 10:15-11:15 a.m. each Tuesday and Thursday; pinochle is played from 12:45-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays; bridge is played from 12:30-4 p.m. each Thursday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday.
Lewis-Clark Senior Games registration now available The 16th annual Lewis-Clark
Senior Games is a social, recreational and competitive experience. The games encourage better health and fitness for those age 50 or older, regardless of residence. The games will be held June 18-21 and include 13 events. All participants must be at least 50 years of age by Dec. 31, 2014. There are three ways to register for the games: In person at The WA-ID Volunteer Center, 1424 Main St., Lewiston (Located in the Lewiston Community Center); By mail — print and complete the registration form, which can be found at www. lewisclarkgames.org, or mail the form with your payment by June 10 to Lewis-Clark Senior Games, 1424 Main St., Lewiston, ID 83501; Or online at the website with payment made through paypal will be required upon completion of online registration. Registration deadline is June 11 and no registrations will be taken after June 16. Participants who register after the June 11 deadline may not receive a Tshirt. Individuals interested in participating in pickleball must register no later than June 11; no extension of this date will be allowed. More information is available by calling Cathy Robinson at (208) 746-7787. All events and
activities are coordinated by the WA-ID Volunteer Center staff, the Lewiston Parks and Recreation, and many volunteers.
Lewiston Parks and Recreation offer activities for 50-plus The Parks and Rec department offers free daily activities for seniors at the Lewiston Community Center, 1424 Main St. Activities include line dancing at 10 a.m. on Mondays and 9 a.m. Thursdays; pinochle at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; painting club at noon on Thursdays; and bridge at noon on Fridays. Registration for all Parks and Rec programs can be completed in person at the community center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, by calling (208) 746-2313 or online at www.cityoflewiston.org/ parksandrec. A full list of offerings through Parks and Rec can also be found on the website. Also the Parks and Rec department wants to remind seniors about the senior lounge inside the community center. It is open for use by all seniors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Free coffee and games are available as well.
Dear Voter, When I saw how many mentally ill people were charged with crimes I started the first mental health court in this region. When I saw the role of alcohol and drugs in crime, I ran three drug courts. I know the difference between people who do bad things because they are sick and those who do bad things because they are bad, I saw that the sick got treated and the bad went to prison. That's why I ask for your vote for District Judge on May 20.
John Bradbury PAID FOR BY JOHN BRADBURY, JAMES BRADFORD, TREASURER.
Volunteer opportunities The WA-ID Volunteer Center located in the Lewiston Community Center at 1424 Main St. provides individualized volunteer opportunities for those wishing to serve in Lewiston, Clarkston, Asotin, Pomeroy, Moscow and the Orofino area. The phone number is (208) 746-7787. The center can also be found online at www.waidvolunteer center.org.
The following are a few of the volunteer opportunities available in May. l The Lewis-Clark Senior Games is in need of many volunteers for the 13 sporting events. Positions that need to be filled include, but are not limited to, timers, scorekeepers, hydration support, traffic flow, ball retrieval and flyer distribution. The games are June 18-21.
l The Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center at Hells Gate State Park is in need of hosts. Individuals should have meet-andgreet abilities, a friendly personality and be able to answer questions about the displays at the center. Some sales of merchandise may also be needed
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Do you know someone who is age 60 or older and gives tirelessly of their time? Help Golden Times recognize their service to our community by nominating them for Volunteer of the Month. Give a brief description of why you think they should be Volunteer of the Month. Nominations must also include the person’s name, phone number and age, as well as what type of volunteer work they do. And be sure to include your name as well. Send nominations to: Golden Times, P.O. Box 957, Lewiston ID 83501.
MOND A Y, M A Y 5 , 2 0 1 4 in Clarkston and is involved in two Eastern Star groups. “I have a full time job of volunteering,” Bosley quips. Career: Bosley was the manager of kitchens for the Clarkston School District when she retired. She worked for the district for 35 years. She had other minor jobs before starting her career with the school district but most of her working life was spent cooking for children, she said. Family: She has two children and four grandchilGolden dren. Bosley grew up in Times’ the LewistonPenny Bosley Volunteer Clarkston Valof the Penny Bosley and started ley, of Clarkston, her education Month is Golden Times’ at the “old WebSenior Volunteer of ster Elementary the Month for May. School” in LewisVolunteer work: ton. She graduated She formerly volunfrom Clarkston teered at Clarkston High School. schools, the Chamber Hobbies: “It’s of Commerce and with the hard to have hobbies,” then-Junior Miss program. In Bosley said. November, she received recShe is so busy with her volognition from the WA-ID Vol- unteer work, but she does do unteer Center for her 15 years some crafts and sews patient of service. Most of her current pillows for the hospital. volunteer work is done through Bosley had a hard time putTri-State Memorial Hospi- ting into words her favorite tal in Clarkston, where she is part of volunteering. the president of the auxiliary, “It’s nice to meet new people. works with the foundation, is It’s nice to be able to help peoinvolved in the Festival of Trees ple,” she said. “I don’t know that and has served as chairwoman I have a favorite part. I just enon many of the auxiliary com- joy every aspect of volunteering mittees. She has put in more at the hospital.” than 5,000 hours in the past 15When asked about advice plus years. She also volunteers she might have for others who in various ways with her church want to become volunteers she replied: “Well, you have to like people for one thing.”
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4 Volunteer opps, continued from page 20 and training is provided. l Community Action Partnership Food Bank is in need of drivers to pick up food donations. The ability to lift is needed for this position. The food bank is also in need of volunteers to help in the warehouse and at the front counter. l The Idaho Food Bank is beginning a “Cooking Matters” class and is in need of volunteers to help teach others how to prepare nutritious meals on a budget. Classes start soon. l The Idaho State Veterans Home has several volunteer opportunities available. There is a need for a special-events planner, help with gift wrapping, one-on-one reading and assistance in other daily activities. l The Lewis-Clark Literacy Council is in need of volunteer tutors for basic language and grammar skills to help with English as a second language. It is not necessary for tutors to speak another language. Tutors are also needed for math skills preparation for the general education certificate tests. Individuals interested in this opportunity must be able to commit to three hours a week for at least six months to work one-on-one with a student. More information on any of these or other volunteer opportunities offered through the WA-ID Volunteer Center is
golden times available by calling Cathy Robinson at (208) 746-7787. ——— Interlink Volunteers — Faith in Action in Clarkston offers volunteer opportunities throughout the area. The office, located at 817 Sixth St., is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The phone number is (509) 751-9143. l Handymen — volunteers able to do minor home maintenance such as installation of grab bars in bathrooms, gutter cleaning and minor roof repairs are needed. Volunteers must use their own tools. Materials are provided by Interlink. l Carpentry — volunteers with the skills to help build entry steps and wheelchair ramps, and construct and place outdoor handrails are needed. Volunteers must have their own tools, but materials are provided by Interlink. l Transportation — volunteers are needed to drive clients to and from appointments Monday through Friday. This requires a valid driver’s license, insurance and own vehicle. Mileage is reimbursed. l Mover — volunteers are needed to help clients move. There is a need for those with and also those without a truck, to help pack, load and move household items. l Painting — volunteers are needed to paint new wheelchair ramps. All paint is provided but volunteers need their own brushes, rollers and rags. l Yard work — volunteers
are needed to help with anything from cleaning yard debris to mowing lawns and pulling weeds. Volunteers need their own mower and tools. l Van — There is a continued need for a volunteer with a lift van, capable of transporting wheelchair-bound individuals. Volunteers interested in any of these projects must complete an application. The application as well as more information about the organization and volunteer opportunities are available online at www. interlinkvolunteers.org. ——— Kamiah Senior Citizen’s Society serves meals at the Valley Meal Site in Kamiah and delivers meals to homebound individuals in the Kamiah area. The meal site is located at 125
Maple St., Kamiah. The phone number is (208) 935-0244. The center has the following volunteer opportunities: l Delivery drivers — volunteers are needed to deliver meals for the Kamiah route on Fridays. The route takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. l Kitchen help — volunteers are needed to help with the preparation and serving of meals at the senior meal site. Individuals interested in this opportunity can volunteer Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday. More information on either of these volunteer opportunities is available by calling meal site Manager Joe Kolar at (208) 935-0244. ——— My Own Home, a Moscow
nonprofit that serves seniors, has the following volunteer opportunities. l General home cleaning — volunteers are needed to help seniors with light to moderate household cleaning such as vacuuming, dusting and washing dishes. l Companionship — volunteers are needed to visit seniors at their home. l Yard maintenance — volunteers are needed to help with cleaning yard debris, mowing lawns and pulling weeds. l Home maintenance — volunteers are needed to do small home repairs and improvements such as installing grab bars.
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Transportation — volunteers are needed to drive clients to and from weekday appointments. Event planning — There is a need for someone to help plan events for seniors. More information about these and other volunteer opportunities offered through My Own Home is available by calling Chelsey Fanara at (208) 882-4100 or via email, myown firstname.lastname@example.org. ——— Community Action Partnership/Area Agency on Aging has volunteer opportunities with two programs it offers. Project GRACE (Generational Resources and Assistance through Community Engagement), a hospital to home care transition program,
is in need of volunteers to help seniors return home from a hospital or nursing home situation. These volunteers would coach the seniors so they can have a successful return home and can stay in their own home longer. Friendship Corps is in need of volunteers to help create relationships and bring the resources of which homebound seniors are in need. Volunteers for these programs must be at least 18 years of age and have a heart for the senior community. Training and orientations are included with both programs. Volunteers are matched with seniors in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. More information about these opportunities are available by contacting Linda Wyman for Friendship Corps at (208) 7914198 or Sandi Jackson for Project GRACE at (208) 791-4190.
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