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Having the knack for ‘putting the right pieces together’

Hanson is featured quilter for Sew-Ciety Quilt Guild show, Sept. 24-25

arietta Hanson’s mother started sewing for her at a young age out of necessity. “They just didn’t make clothes suitable for tall girls,” Hanson laughed.

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Miller set to take on electrical jobs

Have you been worrying about that electric socket that keeps sparking? What about the outside light that just doesn’t seem to be getting power anymore? You’re in luck with Rick Miller.

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Clearwater man dies in Friday crash at Harpster

A suspected medical event may have resulted in last week’s fatal crash at Harpster in which a Clearwater man was killed. Kallen W. Palmer, 61, died of injuries related to the Sept. 16 crash, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO).

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Activity director position more than a job

Passion for ‘family’ drives Amy Farris

The words to “Blue Suede Shoes” can be heard echoing down the hallway and out the front door of Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation. Although it isn’t the voice of Elvis, the tone is sweet and husky. “He loves to sing. This is something he does for me every day,” said GHR Activities Director Amy Farris, speaking about resident Jerry Rothchild.

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Flamingo Fun Run 2016: Kelley takes on fun run event as senior project Register by Sept. 28 for T-shirt

“It takes a lot of organization, and I have really learned so much through the whole process so far,” said Grangeville High School senior Rachel Kelley. Kelley has taken on the third annual Flamingo Fun Run as her senior project. The run is on tap for Saturday, Oct. 8, during Grangeville’s Oktoberfest celebration.






    Cottonwood News: Democrats to meet at Greencreek

    Idaho County Democrats will be holding their election year dinner at Greencreek Community Hall this Saturday, Sept. 24. The theme this year is “Celebrating Idaho Women Who Broke Barriers.” Grangeville native, Mundek Clement-Stein, will again be the master of ceremonies and music will be provided by more local talent, the Syndicat Bros., Pete Northcutt and Johnny Henderson.

    Riggins News: Rain drives some away from event

    Senior citizen lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Station. Lunch is open to everyone; and to keep this program going, they need more attendees. You are all encouraged to attend. Thanks for helping keep this program in Riggins. Bingo night, sponsored by the Senior Citizen group, will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center for all those 18 and older. Cash prizes for winners as well as snacks and water for everyone.

    Kooskia / Kamiah News: Apple pressing TBA; Cougar spotted in Big Cedar

    Pretty slow in our area, for a while. Next month, the date is still to be determined, Tahoe QRU will have their annual apple cider pressing. It will be open to the public, but this year there will be a limit on the amount of apples you can bring, since last year someone showed up with a pickup load of apples. I will let you know next week the date. Nothing, I mean nothing taste like fresh pressed apple juice.

    White Bird News: Cookoff is this weekend; American Legion restarts

    Looks like Fall is starting to show her colors. The temps are getting lower in the evenings, along with the sounds of firewood being cut. On Sept. 10th approximately 24 people gathered to tackle the load of logs that Pineda Post and Poles donated to the White Bird Medical and Relief. In just more than four hours, nine to 10 cords of wood were cut, split, loaded and delivered to area residents.

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    Let The Games Begin

    An unidentified rider competes in the two-stake event as part of the Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H O-mok-see Sunday, Sept. 18, in Cottonwood.

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    Times Past: 100 years of history in Idaho County

    •Mark Gravatt and several other people addressed the City Council at their Monday meeting on the difficulty for person with disabilities to conveniently and safely access downtown businesses.

    Community invited to ‘Living Ready’ preparedness fair

    Some challenges in life impact the whole community, such as the wildfires last summer that threatened and sometimes destroyed homes and businesses, while others are individual such as unemployment or health problems. “Living Ready” is meant to help local residents in facing and overcoming these parts of the human experience.

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    Idaho’s healthcare system for poor is unconscionable, does crummy job

    Guest Opinion

    Republican Rep. Fred Wood, chairman of the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee, recently said something that deserves further exploration. He told a legislative committee, “It is difficult for me to see how we can go forward having two healthcare systems in the state — one for poor people and one for everyone else, with different benefits. We can’t do that. That’s simply unconscionable.”

    Martinez: integrity, honesty, fortitude

    Letter to the Editor

    I can tell you from my experience that Carlos has a high level of integrity, honesty, and intestinal fortitude. These are the qualities that are needed in law enforcement, especially as a leader. Due to my personal experience with Carlos’s personal attributes, I will be voting for him for the position of Idaho County Sheriff as the Independent candidate.

    Megaloads corrupted notion of an open, two-way course

    Letter to the Editor

    Mr. Rauzi crossed the centerline with his characterization [Sept. 14 editorial] of megaload opponents as having a “narrow political agenda” and lacking respect for the “historic use” of Highway 12 as a “private and commercial transport route.”


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