Meat Ball Supper: 1 pound Ground Beef 1/4 cup fine Bread Crumbs 1/4 cup minced Onion 1 Egg 1/8 teaspoon Garlic Salt 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup 1/2 soup can Water 2 Tablespoons chopped Parsley Cooked rice or noodles

Mix bread crumbs, beef, onion, egg and garlic salt. Make 24 meat balls, brown in skillet. Pour off fat. Stir in soup, water and parsley. Cover; cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stir occasionally. Serve over cooked rice or noodles.

Rings: Pam Dickinson’s great twin nephews, Jakob and Cody Hollister received their Super Bowl rings. Jakob and Cody play for the New England Patriots.

Birthdays: Pam Dickinson of Fernwood celebrated her 69th birthday with family and friends. Pam was born on Feb. 7, 1950 in St. Maries.

Faye Lueck of Emida celebrated her 85th birthday with family and friends. Faye was born on Feb. 8, 1934 in Alberta, Canada.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for the UpRiver AfterSchool program.Those who loves art would be a plus. Contact Jane Emery at 208-245-2422 if you can help.

Visiting: Dawn and Richard Stewart of Emida were visited by Dawn’s niece, Sara; nephew-in-law, Mickey Baker and great-niece, Savannah of Placerville, Ca.

Bingo: Alvin Albert was the caller. Winners were Velda Ausman, Tina Smith, Rhonda Manley, Kim Rohrich, Ron Rowsey, Cathy Anderson, Frankie Smith, David Groth and Anna Rowsey.

UpRiver Bingo is played on Thursday evenings at the Fernwood Senior Center. Open at 5:45 p.m. for the early bird “Special Bingo”.

Class Competition: The UpRiver six graders won the food drive by having a total of 73 food items. The total amount of food collected by UpRiver Elementary was 221 pounds, benefiting the UpRiver Food Bank and Hope’s Haven in St. Maries.

Weight Club: There were five members present at the Feb. 8 meeting. Rosemary Newman was the Queen of the Week.

The UpRiver Weight Club meets on Friday mornings at the Fernwood Senior Center.

School Lunches: School District 41 UpRiver lunches are Feb.14- chicken patty, potatoes and gravy, green beans, tea roll, applesauce, and milk; Feb. 15- hamburger, lunch salad, carrots, mixed fruit, ketchup, mustard, snickerdoodles and milk; Feb. 18- no school; Feb. 19- chicken glaze drums, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, dixie cup ice cream, milk; Feb. 20- sausage pizza, lunch salad, carrots, diced apricots and milk.

Story Hour: Story Hour will be Feb. 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tri-Community Library.

After Hours: Feb. 16 will be After Hours “Couples Trivia and Wine Night”. Teams of two will be testing their skills. Enjoy some tasty bites and win a prize. Sign up at the library. Must be 21 years of age.

Puppetry & Patter: Feb. 18 - 3:30 p.m. at the library, ventriloquist, Robert Wood and his buddy Leonard will lead everyone in making their own puppet. Robert and Leonard will teach a few tricks of puppetry- when and how to move the puppet, who says what and when, how to make your audience laugh and more.

Benefit: A benefit for Keith Needham of Fernwood will be on Mar. 9 at the Elks in St. Maries. All proceeds will go to help for his cancer treatment expenses. There will be a Taco Salad Bar from 5 to 7 p.m. The price will be by donation. There will be a silent auction and games. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m. The auctioneer will be Gene Moore. Contact Susie Fuller at 208-245-4093 for further details or drop off information. Monetary donations can be made to the Potlach No 1 Federal Credit Union in St. Maries.

Screening: UpRiver area women from 21 to 65 years old could qualify for a free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening. If you do not have health insurance and meet the income guidelines, could quaify for Women’s Health Check at the Panhandle Health building in St. Maries. Contact Panhandle Health at 208-245-5140 for more information.

Woman’s Retreat: The annual Woman’s Retreat will be at the Palouse Divide Lodge from Apr. 5-7. There will be activities after noon on Apr. 5. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. The cost is for full time, $130 and daytime and meals only, $70.

Contact Julianne Primer at 208-245-9365 for futher details.

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