As of Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Remember a story I wrote about Grangeville High graduate Tommy McAdow in the fall? And how Chad Jungert at Irwin Drug set up a fund to help purchase an all-terrain wheelchair for Tom? Well, that fund is at $5,500!
“This exemplifies what a wonderful, caring community we live in,” Jungert commented on Monday.
The goal of $8,000 is now close to being reached. If you or your business or organization have not donated yet toward this worthy cause, you can stop by Irwin Drug or Umpqua Bank. We’ll keep you posted!
Pizza Factory on Grangeville’s Main Street has undergone some cosmetic changes! Stop by and check out their new booths and flooring. It’s very nice and cozy and the booths have a lot of room. Call 983-5555 for takeout or order in.
Have you seen Huffington Post’s baby maps, reported by Vox via information from the Social Security Administration?
Idaho’s most distinctive (meaning unique to the state and not a name widely used across the U.S.) girl name is Oakley, shared by neighboring state Utah. Oregon and Washington’s are Hazel, Montana and Wyoming’s are Aspen and Nevada’s is Athena. For most distinctive boy in Idaho it’s Bridger, an honor shared with both Montana and Utah. Washington’s is Lincoln while Wyoming is Colter and Oregon is Ryker.
As far as most popular names for 2013, Emma took 27 states including Idaho followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava. Our nation’s capitol was the lone state to choose Charlotte. Both boys, Liam took 19 states including Idaho, followed by William, Noah, Mason, Jacob, Michael and Benjamin. Jayden was Florida’s most popular boy’s name while Ethan was Nevada’s.
For more name fun log onto http://www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/babynames/.
Cottonwood Community Credit Union’s annual meeting and dinner is set for Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Registration is at 4 p.m. with meeting at 5p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner cost is $3 a plate or items for the food bank. RSVP by Jan, 16 to 962-3451; 924-0225; or 937-9877. The CCCU has branches in Cottonwood, Nezperce and Craigmont.
Did you know Calvary Chapel of Grangeville airs its service live each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on 90.9 FM? Tune in to listen and check out the non-denominational church at www.calvarychapelgrangeville. com.
Hometown Pizza is changing its name to Hopper’s Pizza. Same owners, just a different name. Drop by Grangeville’s Main Street eatery or call 983-0721 for some pizza deals.
After 20 years of service, Pine Tree Community Credit Union vice chairman of the board Sharon Cox will retire. She has been on the board since 1995 and was elected chairman in 1997, serving in that capacity for seven years. She also served as secretary before being elected to her current position.
In other PTCCU news, the facility welcomes a new Grangeville branch employee, Gina Campbell. She began part time in drive through in November and now takes the place of Alyson Howard who is now a stay-at-home mother. Campbell has two sons, Eli and Lucas. She previously worked at U.S. Bank and enjoys being a nail technician at Images Salon in her spare time.
I hope you all will come out to Shirley’s Dance Studio’s Grangeville recital this Sunday, Jan. 18,. 3 p.m., at Grangeville High School.
Shirley Sears has been coming to Grangeville for many years. She still is, despite some rumors to the contrary! Shirley did get bucked off her horse in the fall and she is still recovering from five broken vertebrae, but she has still been here and will continue to be here. Bambi Baker has done an excellent job as her assistant, so come on Sunday and see what everyone has been working on these past few months. Classes includes ages 3 on up through adult.
Registrations are currently being accepted for new classes which begin this month. Call 509-758-6510 or 509-332-6983.
Speaking of dance, congratulations to Brad and Brittny (Designed2Dance owner) Mundt on the birth of twins!