As of Tuesday, October 7, 2014
KAMIAH/KOOSKIA — Tahoe QRU will have cider presses at their facility at 786 Leitch Creek Road, 7 miles east of Kooskia on Saturday, Oct. 18. Bring your apples, containers and bags for scraps if you want to keep them. If you have extra apples and jugs to donate, bring them. No charge for pressing your apples. Contact Irene 926-4783 or Dolores 926-9408 evenings for information.
In addition to the regular bingo, which is held on the first Wednesday of each month, Harpster will have a Halloween masquerade bingo. It will be on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Harpster Community Building. You must be 18 or older to participate (no children). Wear a costume and you will receive $2 off their $10 bingo card pack and be eligible for one of four prizes for best costume. (Prizes, 1- $10, and 3- $5 coupons) come early for costume judging (between 6-6:10 p.m., and judging will be around 6:15 p.m.) after judging, bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Halloween treats and free coffee.
The Saturday Farmers’ Market at Long Camp on Highway 12 will be having its annual pumpkin painting contest again this year, every Saturday through the month of October. All ages are invited, prizes awarded to first and second in each of the three age groups on the last market of the season, Oct. 25. No charge to paint your pumpkin and free vendor space; call 935-7922 Chris and Connie for information.
Clearwater Baptist Church, 158 Main Street in Clearwater, is serving lunch on the first and third Wednesday of each month. If you live in Harpster or Clearwater area, you are invited to attend and join them in great food and good conversation. Be there by noon and serving will continue until 1:30 p.m. Meet your neighbor - find a friend. There is a $5 suggested donation and they are looking forward to seeing you there.
Kamiah Welcome Center will host the first baby shower for those who gave birth in the last 12 months. What a grand idea! Hope Life Skill Center in Kamiah will be throwing the party for all the new babies. Space is limited so you will need to preregister by Friday, Oct. 10, through the Hope Center website at www.HopeCenterGrangeville.org. Check the website to see if you are eligible to attend and if so, take your baby, sitter will be available, and join others in the celebration of life.
What’s Happening: VFW bingo at their facility in Kamiah next door to Loving Hands Resale, games begin at 6 p.m., lots of food and fun. Schedule a mammogram at the Kamiah Clinic, 935-2585. Mammograms are by appointment and are done the second Wednesday of each month. In Kooskia, recycle on Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. until noon, across the bridge to where the old pole yard was. Be sure to separate items. Also on Thursday there is free lunch served at the Kamiah Community Presbyterian Church located on the corner of 7th and Hill Street in Kamiah, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., everyone is invited. Farmers’ Market at Long Camp on Highway 12 near Kamiah will be held on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., which will continue through the end of October. If you know or make news, give me a call.
This Saturday The Friends of the Wagon Road will hold their monthly meeting at the Grange Hall in Clearwater at 11 a.m., and there will not be a potluck this month since the meeting will be followed closely by the chili feed put on by the Grange to raise money to preserve the Grange Hall building. Plan to go to both of these; you will be doing a great service to these hardworking groups. This will be the third annual chili feed. Fee for chili is by donation and begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Proceeds will be used to keep up the old historic Grange Hall. By the way, the museum will be open from 11 a.m. to noon and 4-7 p.m. on that day. Gives you something to do while you wait for the chili feed to begin.