Idaho Elks Association held its State Soccer Shootout this weekend at Legacy Park here in Mountain Home. 96 children were invited from across the state with 42 able to show and compete. At the core of all Elks Youth Activities Programs is the importance of providing fun filled, productive, character building activities for our youth.

Winners are as follows:

U8 Girls:

  • 1st Place Michelle T. from Mountain Home
  • 2nd Place Cydnee R. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Aurora V. from Mountain Home

U8 Boys:

  • 1st Place Christian D. from Mountain Home won tie breaker shootout against below
  • 2nd Place Luis T. from Blackfoot
  • 3rd Place Antrim from Idaho Falls

U10 Girls:

  • 1st Place Yaniss R. from Blackfoot
  • 2nd Place Haley B. from Lewiston won tie breaker shootout against below
  • 3rd Place Macey P. from Blackfoot

U10 Boys:

  • 1st Place Xavier G. from Idaho Falls
  • 2nd Place Charlie R. from Mountain Home
  • 3rd Place Daniel S. from Lewiston

U12 Girls:

  • 1st Place Jocelyn F. from Blackfoot won tie breaker shootout against below
  • 2nd Place Ceana F. from Mountain Home
  • 3rd Place Julissa F. from Blackfoot

U12 Boys:

  • 1st Place Nick R. from Mountain Home
  • 2nd Place Kohner D. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Anthony M. from Mountain Home

U14 Girls:

  • 1st Place Taylor C. from Idaho Falls
  • 2nd Place Kinnley D. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Natalia V. from Mountain Home

U14 Boys:

  • 1st Place Juan Q. from Idaho Falls
  • 2nd Place Orlando M. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Jacob H. from Mountain Home won tie breaker shootout

Good day fellow Elk's; little information for the state soccer shootout. It will be October 3, 2015 in Mountain Home at 10:30 a.m. at the soccer fields located in Legacy Park; with awards and lunch to follow at the lodge.  Please send your top 3 in each division.  If your lodge needs overnight lodging I need to know how many rooms and the names of the adult plus child to reserve it under by September 18th.  Also all Elk's are welcome to attend and support our youth.  Please let me know if your lodge is not participating this year also. When you have an estimated head count please let me know.  Email address is: cristenaford[at]yahoo[dot]com, cell 208-761-7237 if I don't answer please leave a message and I will return it in the evening.

Chairman Cristena Ford
Idaho State Elks Soccer
4629 Old Hwy 30 (home)
325 S 3rd W (lodge)
208-761-7237 (cell)

Elk’s Lodge #2276 Mountain Home, ID held its 6th annual golf tournament this past June at Desert Canyon Golf Course.  This year’s event rose over $11,000 with the majority of proceeds benefiting local youth. Mountain Home Junior Golf was selected as this year’s primary target group and received a donation of over $5800. This money was used to purchase youth golf learning system called SNAG. This program introduces kids to golf as early as the 3rd grade. The Elmore County Special Olympics received a donation of over $2900. This is the third consecutive year that a portion of the proceeds from the golf tournament has been donated to the Special Olympics. These funds are used for training, athletic competitions, and health screenings for Mountain Home High Hopes athletes. The remaining funds raised will allow the Elks to continue its important work within the community.


Since the registration forms for the 2015 Midwinter Convention will not be available until later in August/September, here is the lodging information for the convention:

While there are many hotels in the Idaho Falls area, the host hotel, The Hampton Inn (Idaho Falls/Airport on Lindsay Blvd.), has given us the best rate. To facilitate efficient shuttle service between the hotel and lodge, we are encouraging convention attendees to stay at the Hampton. We will provide shuttle service to other hotels as availability allows, giving those who stay at the Hampton priority.

When making reservations, it is important to note the following:
1. Call (208) 523-1400 and SELECT OPTION 0 (zero) or stay on the line (do not select option 1, as this is the nationwide reservation feature). Selecting "0" or staying on the line allows you access to the local property and they will be able to make your reservation.
2. Mention "State Elks Convention" for the convention rate ($94 plus applicable taxes per night for one king or 2 queens).
3. Convention rates are only good until October 15, 2015. After October 15, the rate may be higher.

Included with each room, is a full hot breakfast, pool, hot tub and business center available 24 hr/day. The amenities in all rooms include: hair dryer, microwave, small fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Rooms with roll-in showers and handicap accessible tubs are available; please specify when making reservations.

If you have other questions, please call Paula Fackrell (Convention Co-Chair) at (208)681-6838.

Mountain Home Elks throwing out the first pitch at the season opener of the Cal Ripken Jr. jamboree plus raising donated flags.

Made it back from the Idaho State Elks Hoop Shoot. Want to send a big thank you to the Blackfoot Elks Lodge and a special thank you to Jay and Betty Ellis for helping make the State Hoop Shoot a success.

And the winners are:

Age group Name Lodge
8-9 girl Kaydence Seefried Blackfoot
8-9 boy Treyson Katseanes Blackfoot
10-11 girl Alexis Heath Coeur d'Alene
10-11 boy Walker Morrison Rupert
12-13 girl Lilly Richins Weiser
12-13 boy Jett Shelley Blackfoot

Congratulations to all of you and we will see you in Portland, OR for the Northwest Regional competition on March 7th.

Here are some pictures of the drug aware trailer in the Clarkston Christmas parade. We just did the Asotin parade Saturday

Greetings fellow ELKS. Quick reminder the State Soccer Shootout is fast approaching. It is October 4th in Blackfoot I need to know how many participates (top 3 in each division) and volunteers your lodge is sending. If hotel rooms are needed I need a name of an adult to list the room under for Friday night. Please get me this information ASAP no later than Tuesday the 23rd so I can finalize all arrangements. Day events are shoot begins at 10:30 am at the soccer fields next to the state hospital as previously stated in my letter. Lunch and awards to follow at lodge. I also need when you can get to me your reports(how many total participates, volunteers, etc.) form is in manual I sent. If you have any questions please email me(best way to communicate) or give me a call (208) 761-7237 and I will return with an response as soon as possible. Please let me know either way if your lodge is sending anyone or not. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Fraternally Yours,
Cristena Ford
State Soccer Chairman

Good Afternoon below are the state soccer results from Blackfoot who did a wonderful job hosting. I am hoping if you got any photos that you will please share will so all of us can post for various websites/bugles/newspapers. Thanks Cristena

U-8 Girls

1st Dacie Cameron of Blackfoot
2nd Samantha Cottrell of Blackfoot
3rd Michelle Trueba of Mountain Home

U-8 Boys

1st Carter Pedroza of Mountain Home
2nd Christian Dominquez of Mountain Home
3rd German Rojo of Mountain Home

U-10 Girls

1st Selah Batacan of Blackfoot
2nd Genevieve Gerling of Idaho Falls
3rd Elizabeth Martinez of Mountain Home

U-10 Boys

1st Justin Forbes of Mountain Home
2nd Hector Flores of Blackfoot
3rd Matthew Staker of Idaho Falls

U-12 Girls

1st Jocelyn Flores of Blackfoot
2nd Ember Torres of Blackfoot
3rd Julissa Flores of Blackfoot

U-12 Boys

1st Emanual Bartolo of Blackfoot
2nd Shawn Martinez Jr of Mountain Home
3rd Jaden Staker of Idaho Falls

U-14 Girls

1st Amber Forbes of Mountain Home
2nd Kelly Atriano of Blackfoot
3rd Rebecca Craig of Mountain Home

U-14 Boys

1st Jacob Herrboldt of Mountain Home
2nd Chris Batacan of Blackfoot
3rd Nicolas Quezada of Blackfoot


Join Boise Elks Lodge For Dinner & Fun
6608 W Fairview Ave.
Friday September 12, 2014
Dinner at 6 pm Lodge opens 3 pm

Menu: Hawaiian Style Pulled Pork AND Chicken, Hawaiian Baked Beans, Long Rice, Salad Bar, Dessert $15.00 per person

R.S.V.P. No later than Sept. 9th
208-377-2763 or Email: secretary[at]boiseelks[dot]org

Music by Marilyn
Chicken Poop Bingo
Elk Races
Silent Auction
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Saturday Morning lineup starts at 8 am with Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers, BUD Light on tap, Donuts and Coffee, Valet Parking