The Kuna VFW Post 7019 would like to announce operation “Helping Hand”. The VFW, partnered with Kuna citizens who wish to give back to veterans grateful thanks for their service and sacrifices, will organize to help veterans in need. Clark Pierce, local agent for Allstate, suggested the project at their recent Post meeting. This operation would perhaps be in the form of lawn care, leaf raking, snow shoveling, general clean-up, or things with which the veteran may need assistance. If you are a veteran or know a veteran in need, give them your feedback. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, September 12, a “Transfer of Deed” ceremony took place at the historic IOOF Hall in Melba, which was originally built as a hotel in the early 1900’s. In 1927, the building was purchased by the IOOF organization (Independent Order of Odd Fellows), and served as their lodge hall for as long as anyone still alive remembers. A year ago, Melba celebrated its 100-year centennial celebration, and several Melba residents created a display of memorabilia which so impressed those who saw it, that a historical society board of twelve people was formed last spring. They began a quest for a local museum in which to store written data, photographs and items from the past century for all to see and enjoy. In June, they were offered this building, and in August, they were given the deed. The board has named it the Melba Valley Museum. Other members of the board are Peggy Friddle, Secretary; Jane Zeyer, Treasurer; Reese Leavitt, Buildings & Grounds; Linda Keithley, Funding Advisor; and Directors Ruth Parsons, Trudy Hafen, Martha Hasselbring and Beverly Robinson.