Stuffed toys, blankets sought
KAMIAH — Kamiah Community Partners Coalition (KCPC) and the Nez Perce Tribal Police, are partnering to do a stuffed toy and blanket drive. Donations of new or gently used stuffed animals and/or blankets can be dropped off at the KCPC office, 613 4th St., Kamiah from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. You can also drop off donations at the Kamiah Middle School or the Kamiah Elementary School until May 15. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the KCPC office at 935-7647.
KOOSKIA/KAMIAH — If Long Camp Saturday Farmers’ Market and swap meet is beginning, can summer be far behind? Grand opening is April 25, free vendor space, located on Highway 12 near mile marker 68. Bring your spring plants, Idaho arts and crafts, bakery treats, collectibles and yard sale items. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Connie at 935-7922.
KYRO Youth Baseball/Softball Sign-ups - Tuesday, April 21, (deadline for signing up is April 25) at CV Elementary. Here is a list of information if you have questions or need information, or have questions about coaching or playing, contact Josh Bradley at 406-250-1594 or e-mail him at email@example.com. KYRO Baseball and Softball Registration: Ages: 4-15, Tuesday, April 21, 3:30-6 p.m. at CV Elementary School. The following programs are offered: Boys/Girls T-Ball (ages 4-6) - $25; Boys/Girls Machine Pitch (ages 7-9) - $45; Boys Live Arm (ages 10-12) - $50; Boys Babe Ruth (ages 13-15) - $60; Girls Softball (ages 10-15) - $50. Practices will start at the beginning of May and the season wraps up by the end of June (T-Ball will start near the end of May). Coaches are also needed, so if you know of someone interested in volunteering, let them know.
Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to plan for summer! If you haven’t already, think about adding Idaho Family Camp to your summer plans. The camp is Catholic families gathering together in a faith-filled time of Daily Mass, the Sacraments, prayer and learning while having “good-ole” outdoor family fun. Family Camp began in 2007, when five families and one great priest thought it would be a wonderful idea to camp together in the wilderness of Idaho and share “Faith, Family and Fun.” Since then, Family Camp has grown to more than 50 families and this year will mark the ninth year of Family Camp in Idaho! The dates for Family Camp 2015 are July 16 - July 19. Register between April 12 and May 15. Space is limited and will fill up quickly, so register soon.
St. Mary’s Clinic will offer immunizations at all of their facilities including the one in Kamiah. The immunizations will be available the second Monday of each month from 5-6:30 p.m. for children through the ages of 18. Call the clinic at 935-2585 for appointment and information and bring all your immunization records.
The annual spaghetti feed fund-raiser for the Emergency Feeding Outreach will be held on Friday, May 8, from 3-7 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in Kamiah. Great cause, great food and both a great reason to attend.
What’s Happening: Friends of the Wagon Road will have their monthly meeting on Saturday, May 2, in Clearwater at 11 a.m. with a potluck afterwards. Everyone interested in our area Idaho history is cordially invited to attend. Harpster Bingo will be held Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at their Community Center. Clearwater Baptist Church located at 158 Main Street in Clearwater, will have their bi-monthly luncheon for those living in the Clearwater, Harpster, Stites area on Friday, May 8, beginning at noon. They would appreciate a $5 donation for the meal, but you are invited to attend even if you are unable to make a donation. All ages are invited to attend, always good food and great conversation. Meet a neighbor, find a friend. 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, 3:30-5 p.m., Saturdays are still 10 to noon. The Recycle Center is located across the bridge 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. The Valley View Church of the Nazarene in Kamiah is hosting a Community Night every Wednesday. Meals will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by activities in different age groups. Public is invited to attend.
Winter, it would appear, is finally over, and with it goes a lot of winter events and that said, the spring and summer events begin. One in particular, which is near and dear to my heart, is the Tahoe QRU’s Fried Donut Friday and Friday Night Bingo. Both will end this Friday not to be heard from again until later in the year. However, the QRU will have their annual bake sale on the sidewalk across from Clearwater Harvest Foods in Kooskia on May 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or whenever all the goodies are gone. If you can bring baked goodies to help them with their fund-raiser, drop it by the bake sale site on Saturday, May 9, from 8-10 p.m., if not, just come and support this nonprofit group. Also, another QRU event which will start the last Saturday in May is their Saturday Market at their unit on Leitch Creek Road. Just giving you a “heads up” so you can clean out the garage and closets to come down and join the fun. Watch for mention of baseball, horse-riding events and lots of outdoor funfest.
Kamiah Community Partnership Coalition and one of its partners are offering free Love and Logic® parenting classes May 5. Come and enjoy learning simple and practical techniques to help parents and teachers have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids. Our presenter will be Beverly Wisdom. The classes will be held Tuesday evenings in the classroom at Kamiah Bible Church, 521 10th Street, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free dinner and free childcare will be offered through KAP. To register, call or e-mail Chere at 935-7647 or firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by any of the Kamiah School District offices, City Hall or the Welcome Center. Information on Love and Logic can be viewed at www.loveandlogic.com.
The Kooskia Library is hosting author and researcher, Richard H. Holm, Jr. of Boise and McCall, on May 2 at 1 p.m. at the Kooskia Community Center. Holm will give a presentation based his book, Bound for the Backcountry: A History of Idaho’s Remote Airstrips. Holm will primarily be sharing the history of North-Central Idaho airstrips and aviation, including the Main Salmon River, Clearwater Mountains and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Holm’s extensive research has resulted in a wonderful comprehensive history, including photographs and colorful stories of these airstrips, aviation and the people associated with them. Some of the locations Holm will cover include: the Moose Creek Ranger Station, Moose Creek Ranches, Campbell’s Ferry, Fish Lake and Shearer. It is a wonderful way for you and your children to learn history, informative and fun.
Story Hour for young children continues weekly, Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story!” librarian, Dena Puderbaugh has a fun-filled summer program planned for area children. Stay tuned for more about this exciting Summer Reading Program.
Clearwater Valley Co-Op, 411 Main Street in Kamiah, across from the post office, will host a book signing on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Greg Gerot has written a historical fiction book, “Headquarters,” featuring Headquarters, Idaho. Come in and meet the author and see this new facility and enjoy really good food and conversation.
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