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Community Briefs: Youth invited to showcase talent March 15 at Kamiah

March 11, 2014

Youth invited to showcase talent March 15 at Kamiah

KAMIAH — Youth ages 6 to 19 are invited to showcase their talent Saturday, March 15, at The Life Center in Kamiah, 4432 U.S. Highway 12.

Cost is $45. Orientation starts at 9 a.m. with competition beginning at 10 a.m. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and those 5 and younger free.

For details call Nate at 819-9115.

Let’s Talk About It series to continue March 25

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Centennial Library will participate in the Let’s Talk About It program sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

The fourth book is Hole in the Sky by William Kittredge which will be discussed Tuesday, March 25, 5:30 p.m.

The final book is Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie which will be discussed Tuesday, April 15, 5:30 p.m.

The books are available now at Grangeville Centennial Library and anyone can join at any time and read one book or more. Pick up books at the library or call 983-0951 to reserve or for details.

Grangeville MOPS to meet March 12

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet today, Wednesday, March 12, 9-11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (and every 2nd and 4th Wednesday).

MOPS meetings provide some “mom time” with other moms, a meal without kids, a guest speaker on a topic relevant to moms, a useful craft, and a helpful devotion.

Child care is provided. All mothers of preschoolers (age birth through kindergarten) are invited!

This Wednesday, local author Becky Hosman will present a program called “Your Story” about journaling and writing your own story. For information, contact Jenneane Musegades at 451-6236 or

Esto Perpetua Award nominations accepted through March 19

The Esto Perpetua award honors significant contributions to the preservation of Idaho History and takes its name from Idaho’s state motto meaning, “Let It Be Perpetual.”

Each year, these awards honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation of Idaho history through professional accomplishments, public service, volunteerism, or philanthropy. Awards are considered in the following categories: individual, organizational, and academic/professional. Anyone can nominate an individual or organization for the award and any organization, business, government entity, or individual is eligible to receive an award.

Nominations can be made at Nominations should be sent to the Idaho State Historical Society, Esto Perpetua Award, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712. Deadline for submission is March 19. Contact Rachel Vanderpool at 334-2682 or

Weed workshop offered in Kooskia March 19

KOOSKIA — Are weeds invading your space? If so, then plan to attend the weed management workshop for private landowners on Tuesday, March 18, at the Kooskia Community Center.

The workshop is presented by Idaho County Weed Management, Idaho Soil and Water Conservation District, Upper Clearwater Weed Management Area, University of Idaho and NRCS. A variety of weed control topics will be covered including herbicides, insects, targeted grazing and mechanical controls. Experts will be on hand to help landowners develop an integrated management plan tailored to their property and their specific weed concerns.

Sign-in for the workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. with presentations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no cost to participants and lunch is provided; however, seating is limited so register by March 13 by calling 983-2667 or emailing

The workshop is funded in part by the Idaho Department of Lands in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service.

PHS student Uhlenkott saving pull tabs

COTTONWOOD — Krystin Uhlenkott, a 15-year-old sophomore at Prairie Junior-Senior High School, is trying to save one million pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House by the time she is a senior. Any pull tabs would be greatly appreciated. Currently Uhlenkott has 330,000 tabs.

The tabs can be dropped off at Gem Design in Grangeville at 1015 Middle Street, or at Prairie Elementary School in Cottonwood. Call 962-3847 with questions.

Kamiah’s free soup canteen set for March 13

KAMIAH – The Kamiah Community Presbyterian Church will host a free soup canteen Thursday, March 13, starting at 11 a.m., at the church, corner of 7th and Hill streets.

Featured soup will be Irish corned beef and cabbage served with rolls and dessert. Guest speaker is Nancy Connolley who will discuss community services offered by Hope Center.

Help replace Grangeville schools keyboard by donating on-line

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Music Department has a new project to replace a broken keyboard. For those who would like to donate, donations can be paid on-line by credit card/Paypal for the next week and will be doubled by using the word “inspire.” The project is entitled, “The Key to the Whole Thing” and is No. 1198033. Doubled donations need to be made by Monday, March 17. The project will remain open beyond that time, but will not be doubled.

Free Women’s Bible Study on Psalms in March-April

GRANGEVILLE — In March and April, a free women’s Bible study on the Psalms is being offered at Trinity Lutheran Church on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

The study discussion leader is Lorraine Roach, who received her masters in theology and deaconess studies at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. Participants are encouraged to bring a Bible and pencil or pen, but Bibles are available. Handouts will be provided, and are available for ladies who are interested but unable to attend. Trinity Lutheran is located at 210 N. Mill Street in Grangeville. For information call 660-1818 or e-mail

Salmon River Jet Boat fund-raiser is March 15

RIGGINS – A Salmon River Jet Boat fund-raiser is set for this Saturday, March 15, 5 p.m. The event will feature live music, a silent and live auction and drawings. This is set for the Salmon River Inn and those attending must be 21 or older.

A portion of the proceeds from this fund-raiser will benefit Salmon River schools. For details call Melissa at 890-8511 or Kim at 469-0067.

Chocolate Fantasy to be held Saturday

GRANGEVILLE – The 20th annual Sts. Peter and Paul School Chocolate Fantasy Auction is set for this Saturday, March 15, at the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Center.

Delicacies will be served and the silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. with the live auction at 7:30 p.m. Music is by DJ Express and tickets are $30 per person. Tickets are available at SPPS, Lindsley’s Home Furnishings and Irwin Drug. The grand prize drawing is a trip for two to Mexico (must be present to win).

Basic First Aid and CPR Class to be held March 15

GRANGEVILLE — Anyone interested in receiving a certification for the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED course is invited to this informative class at Soltman Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $50 and includes all materials. Preregistration is required and can be done by calling Syringa Hospital & Clinics at 983-1700.


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