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It’s that time of year already and the Free Press wants your holiday news.

All individuals, churches, organizations, schools, businesses and clubs with holiday happenings (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc.) through Jan. 1, 2015, are invited to get those items to the paper now. E-mail to lpalmer@idahocountyfreepress.com or call Lorie, 983-1200.

GHS haunted house to spook residents this Friday night

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) group and the GHS student council will host a Halloween haunted house this Friday, Oct. 24, at the school from 6-8 p.m.

Community members are invited to join in for ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food. Crafts, coloring activities and laser tag will all be available as well as pizza, nachos and other snacks.

“All Carnival Passes” are available. Haunted house cost is $4 for one time or $6 for unlimited times through.

GEMS PTA will meet Nov. 11

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA will meet Tuesday, Nov. 11, 3:30 p.m., in the GEMS art room.

GHS conferences are next week

GRANGEVILLE — Parent teacher conferences will be held at Grangeville High School Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31. The conference schedule is as follows: Wednesday conferences will be from 4:30 - 8 p.m.; Thursday – (no school) conferences from 8 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m., and 5-8 p.m. Friday there will be no school.

No tricks, just treats on Oct. 31

GRANGEVILLE — All are welcome to stop by the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church Oct. 31, at the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church, located on 4th and N. Junction Street. They will be handing out treats and hot chocolate from 5-8 p.m. For all children who like to make crafts, a take-home craft will be available. For questions call Maryann at 983-0955.

GCF awards event scheduled for Nov. 6

GRANGEVILLE — The second annual Grangeville Community Foundation Appreciation and Awards Event will be held at The Gallery, Thursday, Nov. 6. Appetizers will be served at 5 p.m., and grants to eight Grangeville organizations will be awarded from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For information, e-mail grangevillecommunityfoundation@gmail.com or contact GCF board members John Bennett, Mary Jahn, Mary Schmidt, Andrea Solberg or Jane Spencer.

Trunk or Treat event will be held Oct. 31

GRANGEVILLE — The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, along with The Grangeville City Police, The Grangeville Fire Department, the Syringa Hospital ambulance crew and other local businesses will present a Trunk or Treat event Friday, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m., in the back parking lot of the Idaho County courthouse. The Lions Club will also join the fun and give away food.

Bring children to join in at the annual trunk or treat by trick or treating from trunks. This is a safe and unique way to “trick or treat” by going “trunk to trunk” in a family-friendly, festive atmosphere that is part of the area’s safe and sane Halloween program.

This event is free to all Idaho County residents. To donate candy or prizes, drop off at the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office. For questions, call Idaho County Dispatch at 983-1100.

Farmers’ Market craft show will be held Nov. 8

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Farmers Market is having its third annual “‘Tis the Season” Craft and Gift Show, Saturday, Nov. 8.

The show is at a new location this year. It will be held at Real Life, Grangeville Campus, which is located next to The Gym in the old Forest Service building at 1005 Highway 13. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor applications are being accepted at this time. For information contact Juanita Tinsman, show coordinator. She can be reached at 983-4257.

Saturday morning fun set for kids Nov. 1

GRANGEVILLE — Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Hope Center in Grangeville, children ages 5-9 are invited to participate in Bible story time, crafts, snacks and a kid-friendly DVD.

Call Nancy at 983-0093.

Revival services slated for Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD — Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cottonwood invites the public to attend revival services. Pastor and evangelist Paul Thompson from Eastside Baptist Church, Twin Falls, will be conducting services Nov. 2-5. Sunday, Nov. 2, services will at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 3-5 will be at 7 p.m.

American Legion sets dinner, membership round-up

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Post 37 and Auxiliary invite community veterans and members to an Early Bird Dinner and Membership Round-up. Bring 2015 membership cards or pay at the door and get a card.

New members are welcome. The dinner will be at the Eagles Lodge from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. For information contact Post Adjutant Morris Bentley at 983-5535.

Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship is Oct. 25

GRANGEVILLE – Gary and Judy Porter with Rid’n For the Cross Ministries invite everyone to Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship which will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m.

Chicken and noodles will be provided. Bring a favorite side dish to share and bring a friend. The Porters are located at 43 Whitetail Drive south of Grangeville. Call 983-0112.

Harvest party set for Halloween night at Nazarene church

GRANGEVILLE — A harvest “bond” fire will be held at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, Friday, Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m., with treats, drinks and hot dogs for all who stop by. The church is located at 515 W. N. 2nd Street in Grangeville.

GHS music department fall concert is Oct. 28

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Music Department will present a fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m., in the Grangeville High School cafeteria. Both the GHS band and the Varsity Blue Choir will present an evening of entertainment themed, “Finding the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Music and narrative will focus on discovering the whereabouts of Taylor Wilkins, the band and Varsity Blue president, who serves as the “Conducting Apprentice.” Admission for the concert is $7 per person, with family prices at the door. Student price is $3.

Arts, craft sale set for Nov. 8

KOOSKIA — The 2014 Kooskia Arts and Craft Sale will held at The Outpost and The Old Opera House Theatre Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This community event will feature area artists, crafters, jams, jellies, craft supplies, jewelry, Christmas gifts, food, coffee, and renowned writer Gini Roberge, who will be onsite to sign books. Anyone interested in a vendor spot should contact Shoni Graves, 816-6700, as spots are selling out quickly. Door prizes will be drawn at 1 p.m.

Harpster craft show is Nov. 1

HARPSTER – The 26th annual Harpster Craft Show is set for Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Harpster Community Building, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A hot lunch of sloppy joes, or sausage dogs, and homemade pie will be available for purchase and coffee is free.

Many tables full of items for sale will be available and a 50-50 drawing will be held. Drawings will occur around 2:30 p.m.

Encouragers to meet Oct. 23 at Oscar’s

GRANGEVILLE — Patsy Myers will speak to Encouragers Thursday, Oct. 23, at 11:30 a.m. at Oscar’s Restaurant in Grangeville. She will share about the end times, Christ’s second coming and insights from years of ministry to pastors’ families and church groups. She has served with her husband, James Myers, in home missions, church planting, and director of missions for the Southern Baptist Convention in the Northwest.

The no-host luncheon group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 101 E. Main.  

Assumption Parish dinner to be held Nov. 2

FERDINAND — The annual Assumption Parish dinner and raffle is set for Sunday, Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Assumption Parish Hall in Ferdinand.

The menu will consist of roast beef, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, rolls and dessert. Cost for those in kindergarten through grade six is $5 and those seventh grade and older are $10 apiece.

Bingo will be played all afternoon with raffle drawing at 4 p.m. Need not be present to win.

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