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News Briefs: Feb. 05

Idaho County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner is March 8

GREENCREEK – The annual Lincoln Day Dinner will be held at the Greencreek Community Hall on March 8, sponsored by the Idaho County Republican Central Committee.

Featured speakers will be Wayne Hoffman, Idaho Freedom Foundation, and Elizabeth Allen Hodge, Idaho Patriot Academy. Attendees are encouraged to meet with and ask questions of candidates seeking public office during the social hour.

The event starts with a 5 p.m. social hour, dinner and auction at 6 p.m., and presentation starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 per couple, $25 per person, and $15 for those younger than 18. For information, contact one of the following: Marge Arnzen, 816-2521; Donna Wassmuth, 962-1725; Becky Crea, 983-8484; Joann Mider, 935-2115; Clay or Sally Baker, 935-1725.

Public info meeting on grant proposal set

ELK CITY — The public is invited to an informational meeting in Elk City on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m., Red River Ranger District building, concerning a grant proposal for expansion of the Elk City Small Business Commerce Park.

Idaho County is considering submitting for an Idaho Department of Commerce $300,000 block grant to construct phase two on the facility to accommodate existing tenant expansion and provide space for new businesses. The meeting will discuss the application, scope of work and benefits, budget and schedule. Documents will be available for review.

For information: Joyce Dearstyne, 842-2939.

Cattle producer school set for Feb. 10 in Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD – A Cattle Producer Winter School is set for Monday, Feb. 10, starting at 10 a.m. at the Cottonwood Community Center in Cottonwood.

Jim Church, University of Idaho Extension Educator, Animal Science, will present information on weaning beef calves early. Dr. Helen Rowland, DVM, Cottonwood Vet Service, will also speak on weaned calf health programs.

The class is sponsored by the University of Idaho, Idaho County Extension System and anyone can attend at no cost. The class will conclude at noon. For information, contact the Idaho County Extension Office at 983-2667.

Prairie Area Cereal School set Feb. 11 in Greencreek

GREENCREEK — The Prairie Area Cereal School is set for Tuesday, Feb. 11, Greencreek Community Hall. All producers, spouses, agri-support personnel and others interested are welcome to attend.

Event registration is at 7:45 a.m. with the program beginning at 8 a.m., and the agenda features topics about cereal production systems including variety information, fertility management and weed research.

Dave Huggins, ARS scientist from Pullman, will report on efforts of Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACHH). Bill Flory, Dist. II Commissioner for the Idaho Wheat commission, will present an overview of wheat markets and commission activities.

Lunch will be by the Greencreek Altar Society, sponsored by the Idaho Wheat Commission and Idaho Barley Commission. Pesticide recertification credits and CCA credits will be available.

Preregister by Friday, Feb. 7 by contacting lewis@uidaho.edu or the Lewis County Extension Office, 937-2311. The program is sponsored by U of I Extension in cooperation with Lewis and Idaho County Grain Producers, Idaho barley and wheat commissions, and the Idaho/Lewis Extension Crops Advisory Committee.

Governor Otter sets Craigmont for ‘Capital for a Day ’ this Friday, Feb. 7

CRAIGMONT — Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has set Craigmont as his next Capital for a Day on Friday, Feb. 7. The meeting provides local residents an opportunity to have open discussions about government issues and public policy with Governor Otter, members of his cabinet and other senior state officials.

The meeting is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Craigmont City Hall. Governor Otter also will join local officials and residents at noon for lunch at the same location. State officials joining Governor Otter at Capital for a Day will include Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian Ness, Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore, Department of Environmental Quality Director Curt Fransen, Idaho Tax Commission Chairman Rich Jackson, and State Board of Education member Bill Goesling. Also on hand will be a representative from the Department of Commerce.

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