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Did you have the chance to watch the CBS documentary “Teach” on Sept. 6? The show, hosted by Queen Latifah, followed Kuna Middle School math teacher Shelby Harris as she works through the Khan Academy (check that out, parents! Awesome for tutorials for those subjects you can’t quite remember!) I won’t spoil it but it was very interesting and one quote was especially thought-provoking: “Perseverance has proven to be a greater indicator of success than IQ.” All parents, teachers and coaches need to especially think on that.

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During the past seven years, Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union has donated more than $60,000 to area high school athletics through a program called “Points for Dollars.” For each point scored at home games in football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and wrestling, PN1FCU donates $1 per point scored.

Last year during the 2012-2013 school year, The Grangeville Bulldogs scored 1,580 points. Friday night, Sept. 6, Lori Courtright on behalf of PN1FCU presented a check for $1,580 for the Mountain View School District athletic program.

The next time you are in the GHS gymnasium, take a look at the scoreboard provided by P1FCU. Athletic director Matt Dame and principal Steve Higgins and staff have done a great job of tracking and recording points scored by the Bulldogs at home games throughout the year.

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Militec in Cottonwood has a new coat of paint. It went from a royal blue to an almost navy blue. I noticed the new-do when I took my daughter to the dentist in Lewiston. She told me, “Yeah, mom. Dad painted it.” Well there you go. Rock-Right Drywall & Painting gave Millitech a facelift and I didn’t even know until my 13-year-old told me!

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It’s that time of year again for The Old Opera House Theater’s Got Talent contest. The competition is open to anyone 15 and older and is open to groups, soloists, singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, dog tricks.... you name it, if it is talent it is welcome!

There will be more than $1,500 in prizes with the first round starting Oct. 26, the semi-finals Nov. 9 and the finals Nov. 23. All shows are at 7:30 p.m.

To reserve tickets call Grave’s GreenThumb Nursery in Kooskia at 926-0094.

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Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach has three upcoming classes on tap.

Excel – Beginning will be offered by Jill Devereaux Friday, Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the center with a cost of $52.50.

Genealogy and Family History: An Introduction with instructor Dana Elliott is set for Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for $43, also at the center.

Sister Janet Barnard will offer Personalized Candles – Simply Done at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch is included and cost is $35.

To register contact coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 983-2164 or e-mail cnwilkins@lcsc.edu.

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The quarterly meeting of the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce is set for Thursday, Sept. 26, at The Gallery. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and the program commencing at 6 p.m. Lara Smith, the new Region 2 representative on the Idaho Travel Council (ITC) and owner of 3 Rivers Resort, will tell talk about her new role and what is happening in the state in regard to tourism. E-mail Jeff Kutner at jeff@grangevilleidaho.comn to RSVP.

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The Eagles will host a rummage sale at the aerie on C Street in Grangeville Sept. 27 and 28. The proceeds will go for an electrical upgrade on the building. The hall got a facelift Aug. 23 with help from inmates at North Idaho Correctional Institution and Eagles members. Thanks to Bob and Carolyn Haning and John and Alta Clark for spearheading the project.

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 12, for the Kids Klub annual Fall Festival Variety Show. This year’s theme is Monster Mash and the event is set for the Elks Lodge. Get your costumes ready now and be prepared for a howling good time.

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Are you in the mood for a chess game? Al at Mac's Supper Club in White Bird challenges you to a game of chess. If you beat him you can win a free meal! Call the restaurant for details, 839-2600.

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