KOOSKIA/KAMIAH — The Kooskia Arts and Crafts Fair at the Old Opera House will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Get the jump on your holiday shopping.
The Friends of the Kooskia Community Library are putting on the Fall Annual Used Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Kooskia Community Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All paperbacks are 50 cents, hardbacks are $1. They tell me that they have books for sale at the library all the time for this same price; however, go to the sale and get first pick. Great thing to do after you visit the arts and crafts fair at the Old Opera House while you are out!
The Big Cedar Homemakers are now taking orders for their beautiful Christmas swags. Each swag consists of the following evergreen boughs: red fir, white fir, cedar and pine. Attached to each swag are three large pine cones and a huge red bow. Money raised from the sale of the swags is used to support the Tahoe Quick Response Unit, the Ridge Runner Fire Department, and several other community projects. Swags are $10 each. If you would like to order a swag, call Gayle Tucker at 926-4931 by Saturday, Nov. 9! Swags will be delivered (Kooskia, Kamiah, Stites and Grangeville) on Nov. 21 and 22, just in time for Thanksgiving! They are a tradition in our area, and the money raised stays in the community. These are truly beautiful swags, and the members of the club work so hard to collect all the boughs and pine cones and put them together. Order early to ensure you get yours and order as many as possible.
Sterling Bank in Kooskia is presently hosting their annual food drive for the greater Kooskia area. The Clearwater Valley Food Bank serves Kooskia, Stites and Clearwater areas. The non- perishable items can be dropped off at the Kooskia branch through November, the food bank generally serves more than 100 families.
Sterling Bank Kooskia Branch is also hosting their second annual Tree of Sharing which began Nov. 4 with sign-up continuing through Friday, Dec. 6. Parents may sign up their minor children (under age of 18) for the sharing tree. They must live in the surrounding areas of Kooskia, Stites and Clearwater. The gift limit is $25 per child at Sterling Bank in Kooskia. All gifts purchased for the sharing tree must be turned in no later than Friday, Dec. 13, and all parents must pick up the gifts no later than Friday, Dec 20. Last year the Kooskia sharing tree was able to help 78 children in our area. This is a great way to share the Christmas spirit and the joy of giving.
Kamiah will start the 40th year of the annual Christmas food basket program sponsored by the Presbyterian Women’s Club. The program includes representatives from area churches, schools, businesses, clubs and Fish and Game Commission. You can help by mailing a donation to EFO, P.O. Box 5, Kamiah, ID 83536. Applications for a Christmas food box are available at the Community Action Partnership office on 4th Street in Kamiah. For information call 935-2412.
The second round of the Opera House talent show will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning 7:30 p.m. at the Opera House on Main Street in Kooskia. Tickets are available from Graves Green Thumb Nursery in Kooskia, or by calling 926-0094.
What’s happening this week: Kamiah Senior Center serves meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting at noon. They have music on Monday and Friday at 11 a.m. Schedule a mammogram at the Kamiah Clinic, 935-2585. Mammograms are by appointment and are done the second Wednesday of each month. You will not want to miss the Farmers’ Market in the Kamiah Mini Mall at 411 Main Street in Kamiah, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lots of end-of-season fruits (apples), vegetables and baked goods. Public is welcome and everyone is invited to sell their fruits, baked goods and vegetables. Call My Health Food Store at 935-2310 to sign up for a space, or get information. Remember to recycle in Kooskia on Thursday from 3:30-5 pm, or Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Recycle Center just across the bridge near the old pole yard. Be sure to separate items. If you would like to become a volunteer or help in any way, or have questions, call at 926-7231. Harpster bingo on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Hall. If you know or make news, give me a call.