Speedy Sweet Potatoes: 2 (16 ounce) cans Sweet Potatoes, drained 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained 1/2 cup Pecans, chopped 1/3 cup packed Brown Sugar 1 cup Miniature Marshmallows

In a 2-quart microwave-safe dish, layer sweet potatoes, a little salt, pineapple, pecans, brown sugar and 1/2 cup marshmallows. Cover and microwave on high for 6 minutes or until bubbly around the edges. Top with remaining marshmallows. Heat uncovered on high for 30 seconds or until marshmallows puff. If you like, sprinkle sweet potatoes with a little nutmeg.

Assembly: The UpRiver Elementary School held a Veteran's Day assembly. Introduction to ther 'Veteran's Day' assembly was made by Mr. Blackwell, principal. Mr. Atchinson gave a summary of the history of Veteran's Day. Mr. Atchinson also introduced the guest speaker for the event. Mr. Bret Moser gave the presentation. A slide show from pictures shared was made possible from the students and staff members. The recongnition of the four veterans in the audience was given. Fourth grader, Greysin Lash read his Veteran's Day essay. Students from the second and third grade presented the veterans thank you notes and mini flags.

Family: Casma and Jeremy Schenck of PeEll, Wa. visited Casma's parents, Renee Smawley and Steve Sivo of Emida.

FOL: There were five members attending the Friends of the Library. New business was setting up for the Fall Harvest Bake Sale and raffle for the Thanksgiving dinner for 8 basket, a wish list of plastic for the 3D Printer, play a ways, 6-foot table and 3-D pens was made by Terri Wood, head librian of the Tri-Community Library.

The Friends of the Library will meet on Jan. 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The annual election of officers will be done during January's meeting. Open to everyone.

ECCA: There were ten members at the Emida Community Center Association meeting. Matters brought up for discussion were - the putting up of the annual Christmas Stockings for boys (ages 0-6 and 7-12), girls (ages 0-6 and 7-12), teen (ages 13-17) at Drifters; finalizing the Craft Fair; reporting on the building committee.

Craft Fair: The annual Craft Fair will be on Dec. 18 at the Emida Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The lunch menu will be soup and roll for $4 and drinks $1 each. Santa will arrive at 2 p.m. and stay until 4 p.m. The drawing of the Christmas Stockings winners will be done at 3:30 p.m. Need not be present to win.

Donations of wrapped candies and candy canes are needed. Contact Candy Fuller at 208-245-0404 for further information.

Building Committee: The back windows of the Emida Community Center had installation put in and each window was then covered. A new lock was installed in the kitchen.

Donations: Scott Whealy and Nancy Corbin donated $100 for the purchase of toys for the Emida Christmas Stockings.

Bucky and Donna Fuller matched the $100 donation for the purchase of toys to help fill the Emida Christmas Stockings.

Friends of the Library presented the Tri-Community Library with a $300 Christmas check.

Friends of the Library donated $200 to the UpRiver Food Bank.

New Church: The Way Home Church is located at 64164 Highway 3 South in Fernwood. Sunday worship hour begins at 10 a.m. Contact 208-245-5276 or 208-245-6861 for more information.

Hours: The Tri-Community Library's "Winter Hours" are Monday, Tuesday and Saturday-10 a.m. to 3 p.m; Wednesday and Friday-10 a.m. to 5 p.m; Thursday-noon to 6 p.m. The library can be contacted at 208-245-4883, email- tricommidaho.net, fax- 208-245-0129.

Bingo: 11/18 winners were David Groth, Anna Rowsey, Rhonda Manley, Kristie Hunter, Bess Boutillier, Betty Jones, Tina Smith and Jim Hanson. UpRiver Bingo is played on Thursday evenings at the Fernwood Senior Center from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m.

Weight Club: Marie Burton was Queen of the Week. Cathy Anderson was Queen of the Month. The UpRiver Weight Club meets on Friday mornings at the Fernwood Senior Center from 8 to 9 a.m.

Bucks for Books Grant: UpRiver school librarian, Joanne O'Dwyer received $3000 from the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idahos Lottery Bucks for Books grant. The Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho Lottery Commission have partnered to support Idaho's elementary school libraries. The UpRiver Elementary School was one of six Idaho schools chosen for the grant.

Mrs. O'Dwyer has added over $10.000 towards books for the UpRiver Elementary's library over the past five years through grants from the Idaho Commission for Libraries. "I am always excited about offering new books to the students at UpRiver as this is what keep them interested in reading! My goal is to have a 21st century library at UpRiver."

Raffle Winners: The Harvest Festival raffle winners were 50/50-Joanne O'Dwyer Mrs. O'Dwyer donated all of her winnings back to the library; air in-line sander, wooden arrow print-Kristie sampler, home for the holiday fabric, Christmas cactus-Terri Wood; doily, puzzle art, chocolate cherry fabric-Danitte Evertz; farm scene, framed chicken print-Kerry Stevens; tea box-Jayce Emery; knitted headband-Lynn Diver; colorful afghan-John Smith; spider plant-Georgia Perkins; Thanksgiving dinner, vintage gas pump photo, action dog bank-Rhonda Wilks; two washcloths, yankee candle-Anna Rowsey; wood stove fan-Shirley Turner; laminator-Mary Price; green and yellow afghan-Debra Hawkins; small spider plant-Sissy Plant; yankee Christmas Wish candle-Rosemary Newman; crystal Christmas tree-Myrtle Melen.

Store: The UpRiver Elementary School's Student Council has opened a store within the school for students to shop for school supplies. The Student Council Store is open on Fridays. The money collected from the sales goes back to the Student Council fund.

Turnout: The UpRiver Elementary teacher's feedback from the recent evening conferences was wonderful with an 88.7% of family participation, stated Mr. TJ Blackwell, principal.

Birthdays: Claudia Shick of Santa celebrated her 68th brithday with family and friends. Claudia was born on Nov. 21,1953 in Southern, Calif.

Scott Whealy of Emida celebrated his 78th birthday with family and friends. Scott was born on Nov. 21, 1943 in Wellington, Kansas.

Breakfasts and Lunches: The UpRiver Elementary school breakfasts and lunches are Nov. 29-cocoa puffs cereal with string cheese and chicken nuggets; Nov. 30-cinamon apple oat chewie bar and hot dog; Dec.1-biscuit and country gravy and pepperoni pizza. All breakfast entrees include fruit, 100% fruit juice and milk. All lunch entrees include vegetable, fruit and milk.

Food Bank: The UpRiver Food Bank, located at the Fernwood CAF Building will have a food distribution on Nov. 24 (today) from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Please bring your own box.

Community Dinner: The Emida Community Bible Church will host a "Community Thanks Celebration" on Nov. 27 at the Emida Community Center's gymnasium at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. Contact Pastor Rick or Cara Pietlicki at 208-245-1545 for further details.

AA: An open Alcohol Anonymous meeting meets in the basement of the UpRiver Bible Church in Fernwood on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. The door facing the parking lot will be open.

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