The clothes you wear don’t always make a difference in the world, but the color you wear July 3 can make a big difference locally. The Border Days Committee and 2016 Royalty have declared Sunday night at the rodeo “Pink Out the Stands” night. For everyone who wears pink to the rodeo, Grangeville Border Days will donate $1 to a local cancer fund.
Stanley Cup winner and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ian Cole will be in Grangeville this Border Days and will be in the parade Saturday, July 2 and at Pioneer Park, Elizabeth Rockwell Brown told the Free Press.
Larry Seubert gathered quite a haul of medals at this year’s Lewis & Clark Summer Games. He is shown with the five golds and one silver medal he earned competing in the 60-64 year old age group. He received four gold medals in swimming events for the 200 meter freestyle, 100 meter freestyle, 50 meter freestyle and 50 meter backstroke. He also received a gold medal in bowling doubles and a silver for bowling singles. With all the swimming gold medals he could be called the “Michael Phelps of Cottonwood.”
Shortly after his squad’s strong finish at state, Clearwater Valley wrestling coach Carlos Martinez launched a project to raise $20,000 to bring key equipment up-to-date, including new mats ($9,500) wall padding ($7,250) and a heating system upgrade.
On Tuesday afternoon, June 21, no results were available for the Clearwater Valley Roundup Association rodeo held last weekend in Kamiah. Pictured, a bronc rider stuck right with a tough horse last Sunday, June 19.
Chinook fisheries are still open upstream of Orofino Bridge (seven days a week) and in River Section 1 (four days a week).
F&G board to meet in Jerome July 6-7; Mountain to Meadow runs slated June 25; Idaho State Field Archery Tourney set; Karate kids compete; New fee proposed for Snake River boaters.
Konnyr Marek was the only rider to stick with one of the Superior Rodeos ranch broncs last Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, at the 27th annual White Bird Rodeo. Including the $1,600 in added money as a Western States Ranch Rodeo Association event, the qualified ride ended up being worth more than $2,200 to Marek — the weekend’s single biggest payout.
The Grangeville Farmers’ Market (GFM) will be starting its 10th market season Saturday, July 2. In celebration, the steering committee has plans to enter a float in the Border Days parade Sunday, July 3, along with more celebration events to follow throughout the market season. Gordon Talley will be performing music at the first market.
Thanks to Larson’s clothing store for the donation of their nice, handled paper bags for Quilts of Valor recipients to place their quilts in. This group of veterans received their quilts at the Keuterville Pub and Grub on Memorial Day.
Reminder: The three Idaho County Recycling sites (Grangeville, Kooskia and Cottonwood) will be closed Saturday, July 2, so volunteers can enjoy the holiday weekend activities.
Don’t forget: Pink Out the Stands is set for the rodeo Sunday, July 3, 6 p.m. For everyone who wears pink, $1 will be donated by the Border Days Committee to a local cancer charity. Support the rodeo and support your local friends and family members who may be experiencing complication from a cancer diagnosis.
Insurance help for wildlife survivors is the topic of a Roadmap to Recovery workshop set Tuesday, June 28, Kamiah Fire Station on Main Street, starting at 6 p.m. Those property owners whose homes were damaged or destroyed are encouraged to attend. Topics covered will be navigating your insurance claim, extending deadlines, recovering “held back” depreciation and full value on your property, and overcoming challenges around the one-year anniversary. Free copies of the Disaster Recovery Handbook and Household Inventory Guide will be available.
If you suffered a loss from the fires last year there is a meeting that might be of interest to you. The meeting will be June 28, at the Kamiah Emergency Services building beginning at 6 p.m. It is a workshop which will include information you will need to talk with your insurance company.
I hope all the fathers had a great day Sunday. We spent the day with family and friends in the mountains; our favorite thing to do. Haying is getting started on the prairie. Some farmers were able to get some hay in before the rain. Our family is cutting hay today, so that means I get grandkids all week!
My sweet ’16 quote of the week is by Josh Shipp: “You either get bitter or better. It is that simple. You either take what has been dealt and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate. It belongs to you!” Salmon River School District 243 was Idaho’s top-performing district on the SAT and one of the state’s smallest districts. Salmon River is a four-day week district-based school in Riggins, Idaho with an enrollment of barely 100 students K-12 in the district; there were 37 enrolled high school students 2015-16. The school’s average SAT score was 1,123. Way to go Salmon River; we are all proud of you!
Elk City Baptist Church will hold their annual summer Vacation Bible School for children the week of June 27 through July 1. All children are invited from preschool through 7th grade. The program is titled: Submerged – Finding truth below the surface. The children will learn some very important life skills and truths while they have fun with music and other creative activities. Snacks will be provided each day. The activities kick off Monday, June 27, 9 a.m.
The annual White Bird Days Parade was held Saturday, June 18, led my grand marshals Dick and Susie Brust and White Bird Rodeo Queen Bella Klapprich. This year’s theme was “There’s No Place Like Home.”
Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) flag carriers (L-R) Amy Farris and Mika Charley stand at ease during the Sunday, June 19, parade in Kamiah. The flag carriers participated in drills while carrying the sponsor flags in the CVRA rodeos both Saturday and Sunday.
In a triple Jubilee celebration, three sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude renewed their monastic vows on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Sister Rose Marie Nutsch and sister Esther Velasquez celebrated their Golden Jubilees (50 years) and sister Sue Ellen Drexler celebrated her silver jubilee (25 years).