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It's Your Business Lorie Palmer 983-1200

Instructor Rachel Burrell is bringing Pilates back to Groaners. The first class is free and will be held each Wednesday, beginning March 12. Classes will be held at noon and will last 45 minutes. The Pilates classes are for all levels and are included at no charge with a gym membership. Everyone is welcome to attend, just drop in at Groaners and get the class schedule and visit with manager Cindy Nelson or call 983-7070. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Jessica Enneking

Eating parsley may help prevent allergy flare-ups because it contains an antioxidant called quercetin that helps reduce the release of histamines. Bring on the parsley!

Dale Brege will offer the course PowerPoint 2010 through Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach. The session is set for Thursday, March 20, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Grangeville Outreach Center. Cost is $25. To sign up call coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 983-2164 or e-mail


Be Tobacco Free Contributed photo Beth Monsebroten, FNP at Syringa Hospital and Clinics, presented a tobacco-free education program to fourth and fifth grade students at Grangeville Elementary Middle and Sts. Peter and Paul schools. The nationally recognized Tar Wars program is designed to teach kids about the harmful effects and enormous financial cost associated with using tobacco products, and the advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry to market their products to youth. The goal of the program is to educate and motivate the students to be tobacco free.

According to a recent Gallup Poll, the most miserable U.S. states to live in are West Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama and Ohio. By contrast the happiest states to live in are North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Montana. Not sure how this is “scientifically” figured out? The worst states to retire in, in order, are California, New York, Oregon, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Mexico and Tennessee. I get these. It has to do with finances. Not sure where Idaho falls but it looks like we did not make any of these particular lists!


Contributed photo / Judy Jeffrey A “Quilting Bee” will be held at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation every Monday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.. This began Monday, March 3, as pictured here. Anyone interested in quilting quilts on a frame, (which includes lots of storytelling along with stitching) with the residents is welcome. Just bring a hand sewing needle. Everything else will be provided at no cost.

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Roshi Bernie Glassman, but in 1982, as a way to help create a gateway out of poverty for locals, opened Greyston Bakery in the Bronx. It’s a long story of how he created a pretty incredible company with amazing opportunities for people so you’ll have to go online to read about it ( but I saw an interesting blip on CBS Sunday Morning recently. Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream in Vermont purchased several ton of brownie layers from Greyston. These were to be used for ice cream sandwiches. When they received them they were too stuck together to use for sandwiches so they had to come up with another idea. They crumbled them up and – Voila! – thus was borne one of their most famous flavors: Chocolate Fudge Brownie. OK, even though I have toured the factory (and had many samples) in Waterbury, Vt., I am not getting any kickbacks. I just think this is a good lesson. Mistakes happen and sometimes we have to figure out what to do with them to turn them into gold, so to speak.

Grangeville Girl Scout Troop 3702 had the privilege of staying at the Snowhaven Lodge for a field trip last weekend and spent some time tubing and playing in the snow.

The Idaho Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation and Nez Perce National Historical Park are offering the program “Ice Age Floods and their Influence on the Lewis and Clark Trail” by Bruce Bjornstad on Saturday, March 8, 1 p.m., at the Spalding Visitor Center.

St. Mary’s (Cottonwood) February Employee of the Month is Jessica Enneking, environmental services supervisor. She has worked for St. Mary’s Hospital since July of 2012.

She is a graduate of Prairie High School and attended college at Eastern Oregon and LCSC.

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