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Veterans Advocate will be in Grangeville Feb. 20

GRANGEVILLE — The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a Veterans Advocate in Grangeville on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Idaho Department of Labor, 305 N. State St., Grangeville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breaking for lunch at noon).

The advocate will be available to assist veterans and/or their dependents with benefit questions, ongoing claims, and filing new claims with the Veterans Administration. Veterans in need of these services should schedule an appointment by calling the Idaho Division of Veteran Services (Lewiston Region) at 799-5084. Walk-ins will only be seen as time allows.

Grangeville Police Department advises public on Notification of Payment (NOP) scam

GRANGEVILLE – If you’re being asked to send money to receive money, it’s a scam, advises the Grangeville Police Department. GPD advises the public to be aware of a Notification of Payment (NOP) scam letter, purporting to be a contest company and offering a $2.2 million award. This scam is soliciting $20 from the potential victim to receive a $2.2 million award. The letter preys on people’s enthusiasm and puts pressure with a 10-day deadline to respond or lose your option.

Law enforcement advises the maxim, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” in such cases. Legitimate contest awards do not require you sending money to receive your prize.

Idaho County GOP meeting set for Feb. 18

GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will have its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m., Super 8 Motel in Grangeville. A surprise guest speaker will be in attendance, and plans will be finalized for the Lincoln Day dinner set for March 8.

The public is invited to attend the meeting. Call 983-1093.

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