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Basketball clinics offered

COTTONWOOD — The Prairie coaches, Teel Bruner and Lori Mader, along with their staff and many high school players, are offering the Prairie peewee basketball program again this year.

The clinics are for area youth grades second through fourth to learn fundamentals in a low-key atmosphere. They will be held Jan. 17 and Jan. 24 with games on Saturdays in February and possibly March, dates of four game days to be announced.

Cost is $25. This program will be held at the Prairie Auxiliary Gym (the old Prairie Elementary Gym). Forms are available through Lynn Rehder at Prairie Elementary School, 962-3521, or Megan Rambo, 962-2403.

Registration deadline is Jan. 18.

GHS boys camp delayed to Jan. 10

GRANGEVILLE — The GHS boys basketball team will be hosting a day camp for third-through-eighth graders at 10 a.m. Jan. 10. Register at the gate for $10, including a T-shirt.

This camp was originally scheduled for Jan. 3, but was pushed back to avoid conflicting with a tournament for the same ages in Lewiston.

Annual area trapshoot starts Sunday

The Camas Prairie Trapshooting Association (CPTA) annual 10-week telephonic shoot will kick off on Sunday Jan. 11. Locally, clubs are participating in Grangeville, Cottonwood and White Bird.

The 10-week competition concludes with the annual Camas Prairie Handicap Championship at the Walla Walla Gun Club on March 20-22.

This year the president and vice president of the CPTA are Grangeville Gun Club members Pepper Harman and Brian Lorentz.

The Grangeville Gun Club is also open each Saturday at 1 p.m. for practice. Sunday’s CPTA shooting begins at 9 a.m.

“The club is open to the general public so those interested in shooting some trap or just would like to learn more about the sport, feel welcome to come out either day and perhaps shoot a round,” Grangeville Gun Club’s Mark Kurruk said.

In Cottonwood, the clubhouse opens at 9 a.m. and shooting starts at 9:30. Cottonwooders contact: Jeff North at 507-2184, Brent Uhlorn at 755-6571, Bob Lustig at 962-5115 or Jean Spencer at 962-3059.

Winter big game aerial surveys under way

As snow blankets much of Idaho, IDFG wildlife biologists are in the sky conducting aerial surveys of big game across the state. Expect to see and hear low-flying aircraft during daylight hours through February.

‘Wildlife Management’ group to meet

GRANGEVILLE — The Foundation for Wildlife Management, a group whose efforts “to increase participation by license-holders in wolf hunting and trapping” won support from the Idaho Fish and Game Commission last year, will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 14, at the Grangeville Senior Center. Membership costs $35 annually.Members are entitled to reimbursement of wolf hunting costs, according to the group’s ad on Page 8 in The Shopper.

A Free Press request for details was not answered before the Jan. 6 deadline.


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