BLACKFOOT â€” Runners and volunteers came together to raise nearly $2,000 for the Community Dinner Tableâ€™s Christmas box project on Saturday.
â€śThis will buy a lot of the staple foods,â€ť said CDT treasurer Ronda Cheatham.
Cheatham said that the Christmas boxes will contain enough food for two meals for a family of four.
In addition to its weekly meals on Tuesday, CDTâ€™s next event will be a Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 22. Cheatham said CDT officials anticipate serving 200 meals. She said, â€śweâ€™ve had just a wonderful response. People want to be a part of this.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” Clive Lott and Jim Lindsay are among those who are honored every Nov. 11 when the country celebrates Veterans Day.
Lott, 89, joined the U.S. Army Air Corps shortly after his 18th birthday. He spent some of World War II in England.
â€śI was nearly killed by a buzz bomb,â€ť he recalled recently. A buzz bomb was the vernacular for Germanyâ€™s V-2, an unmanned aircraft packed with explosives.