Last week, Travis and Ernest Palmer brought the logs for the Jesse James Cabin home to the Palmer Ranch. For the last several years, the logs have been laying under a cattle shed in the Atkinsons’ field in Samaria. The Palmers want to express their sincere thanks to the Atkinsons for housing the logs.
Ernest Palmer had this to say, “We carefully loaded the logs on the truck and brought them home to the ranch. It was fun seeing how the logs may have possibly been put together – some have hand carved round pegs. I was also thrilled to discover lots of square handmade nails, which are quite old.”
Palmer says that the restoration is tentatively scheduled for next September. “I want to reassure everyone that we are definitely moving ahead with the project and all the donations we have received so far will be put to use.” Palmer continued, “I’m finding it difficult to get the time away. I can only afford to be here a couple weeks at a time, so it looks like we will split the restoration over two or three summers. Next September, we will do the foundation of the cabin and we will be looking for volunteers to help with the project. We’ll put an announcement in the paper at that time. We will also need donations of lumber and concrete.”
When asked about the budget, Palmer seemed embarrassed. “I’m afraid I was a bit optimistic on how much the restoration would cost. I’ve told many people how much money I thought we would need, and after enough of them chuckled, shook their head and said “Good luck with that”, I decided to take a much more thorough look at the budget! Our revised estimate is now $12,000. We have raised $2,700 so far and hope to get grants for 50% of the budget, which means we still need to raise $3,300.” Donations are tax deductible and can be made online at the website: www.gofundme.com/JesseJamesCabin or mailed to: Jesse James Cabin, 3798 W. 500 S., Malad, ID 83252.
Palmer added, “I’m overwhelmed at the amount of interest and support we have received from the Malad community. I believe the Jesse James Cabin will be a fascinating museum and a point of pride for our valley. I am really looking forward to its completion.” Photos and updates on the restoration of the Jesse James Cabin can be found on their website: www.gofundme.com/JesseJamesCabin . And you can contact Ernest Palmer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Editor’s note – Former Cowboy? Once a cowboy, always a cowboy. You can’t get out of it that easy! – KDS)
As we watch another year of Homecoming come and go, we realize how fast time flies and many of us remember back to our own Homecoming days. This year held more rain than most, but the rest of the week looks promising for nicer weather. Don’t miss the parade on October 3 at noon and the Homecoming football game at 7 p.m. More pictures and details will be featured this week in the Idaho Enterprise.
The motto, “Never Forget” has been taken up as a rallying cry by many Americans to remind people of one of the most terrible days in U.S. history. Today is the 13th anniversary of the infamous terrorist attacks launched by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. The Islamic terrorist group launched four coordinated attacks, hijacking aircraft which crashed into the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. One airplane crashed over Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers.
Chromebooks are providing schools with unlimited learning resources. Thanks to Principal John Cockett and Vice Principal Teri Sorenson and their hard work in getting a grant for Chromebooks at the high school, students will have access to immediate and on-demand resources for project based learning and standardize digital tools.
The benefits include providing students with the ability to collaborate in real time, increasing student/teacher and student/student communication, and moving from regular textbooks to digital textbooks.
Students who wish to purchase their Chromebook at the end of their senior year will have the opportunity to do so. As a pilot program, the school will adapt the program as they move forward.
Talk about getting rid of the excuse, “My dog ate my homework!”
We love football season, and we can’t wait to see who you think is going to win.
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Entries are due on Friday night by 5 PM. Any entries received after that will be void.
Everyone remembers Willie the Scarecrow, right? Well, Willie has retired, but his fashionable distant cousin Winifred (Winny) has taken over as Malad’s Chamber of Commerce new scarecrow. Winny is now visiting the businesses of Malad every week.
Those who keep track of her locations and enter them at the scarecrow festival, will be entered in a drawing to win $100 in Chamber Bucks! (Where’s Winnny?)
Don’t forget that everyone is welcome to put together a scarecrow and bring it to the start of the festival at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 26.
And don’t miss the rest of the festival fun on Saturday, September 27:
- Scarecrow Display and contest. To enter a Scarecrow call 208-317-4743
- Legalized Road Rage Demolition Derby. Questions? Call 208-815-0189.
- Pumpkin Painting
- Kids Games
- Tractor Show
- Lawn Mower Races
- Antique Tack
- Blacksmith Demonstrations
We had the opportunity to check out the completely remodeled Hotel Malad this week. Let us tell you, it was pretty amazing.
Everyone who remembers what the interior of this building looked like before will be completely blown away by how it looks now.
Owner Rick Werner will be hosting an open house to invite everyone to tour the hotel, with the grand opening soon to follow. Don’t miss this exciting article in this weeks Idaho Enterprise featuring more pictures and information.