A Veterans’ Community Pay-Back Breakfast will be held from 7:00 to 10:00 am on April 20 in the Midvale VFW Hall. The menu will include all-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, sausages, pancakes, orange juice and coffee for only $5.00. Hope to see you all there!
 
Midvale School Events… Friday, April 20, there will be a track meet in Parma at 4:00 PM.  Monday April 23, at 7:00 pm; The regular School Board meeting in Conference Room; Wednesday, April 25, Midvale FFA Ag. Mechanics and Officer Sifting; Thursday, April 26, Track meet in Weiser; Thursday, May 3, Track meet in New Plymouth at 4:00 pm; May 5, Track League Championships.  Also, the students are very enthusiastic about “Kindness Week”  for all students and staff, with activities to show different kindnesses every day this week, April 23-27.
 
Evelyn Evans and family were notified Friday evening of the death of Greg Gaarsoe in Salt Lake City.  Evelyn's daughter, Karen Gaarsoe, had been caring for her husband for several months as he suffered from several forms of cancer and its treatment.  They have one living daughter, Sarah, also of SLC.  Their oldest child, Alice, passed away from cancer when she was 13.Our condolences go to Bonnie, Steve and Evelyn Evans and their family.
 
Patty Fuchs passed away in her Midvale home on Friday. Patty’s three sons have come to take care of arrangements and our thoughts and prayers are with them. Much appreciation goes to Sharon Widener, the Potter girls, Melissa Stiff and others who have surrounded this lady with love during her last years.
 
Michael Snyder, a Pro-Trump Republican candidate for congress, held a “meet and greet” in Midvale on Monday, and shared his conservative views with the 12 citizens who attended. We found him to be very sincere and forthright about his views and vision for our state and country. He declared, “I’m going to Washington D.C. to turn it upside down, and my office will be a no lobbyist zone!”  The Coburns have a handful of brochures to share with folks who would like to know more about Mr. Snyder.
 
Midvale Library…   Bonnie Evans reminds us that the library has a “whole bunch” of graphic novels, arranged like comic books, for children in fourth through sixth grades and the books have been “very popular!”  Bonnie added that head librarian Heather Dixon is hoping to be back to work in the library by next Tuesday.
 
Cambridge Senior Center... Many thanks to all of you who came to the chili and cornbread feed last Friday! (Find the details in Director Janice Cawyer’s column elsewhere in this paper.)  All nine of the chili recipes were wonderful and congrats to Dinah Wells and Janice who shared first place and to Jack Coburn who got second place! 
All of you seniors out there are invited to come enjoy the delicious lunches for only $5 that Ursula prepares on Wednesdays and join in the camaraderie with other seniors.
Watch for details concerning the next Senior Center fundraiser; a sturgeon, bass and trout fishing charter in Hells Canyon. You can purchase the tickets, good for the 2018 summer-fall season, from the center or from any of us who attend the center each Wednesday noon and/or Friday evening.  
       
The Coburns made their weekly trip to Boise on Friday to visit Jack’s brother Bill and his wife Virginia at the Veterans’ Hospice. The staff even prepared a delicious, salmon lunch for us!  Then on Saturday we drove back to Boise to visit kids, grand-kids and 10 great-grandkids! We had an “overload of cute” for sure!