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Kooskia Days slated for weekend


Dolores Shannon 926-4908

ECWR sets Aug. 1 meeting

CLEARWATER — Saturday, Aug. 1, will be the final Wagon Road meeting until October. A wrap-up of this year’s celebration and road trip is on the agenda. A special guest, Tami Johnson of the Idaho Dept. of Parks and Recreation, will share information on a proposed park area in Clearwater. Meeting is at 11 a.m. and Tami will be sharing at 12:30 p.m. Potluck as usual. Museum will also be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— Once a year the City of Kooskia celebrates their beginnings. There will be lots of interesting events this year. There will be a re-creation of the original production of Oklahoma featuring some of the original cast plus additional talent to re-create the magical summer when Oklahoma came to Idaho. Tickets are probably sold out already, but you can try by contacting Graves Nursery at 926-0094. There will be three days of the production beginning Thursday at 7:30 p.m. On Friday the AWANAS Racer Construction at the Kooskia City Park, contact Ron Harris at 926-4517 for information. The Diehard Sports Association is sponsoring an old-fashioned “Hometown” coed softball game as part of the Kooskia Days celebration. The fun-filled game will be played on Friday, July 31, at 6 p.m. in Kooskia City Park. Guys and gals older than 16 are invited to play in the game. Teams will be picked from whoever shows up. Area residents are invited to watch the exciting (and sometimes hilarious) game, and root for their favorite team. Oil your glove and come play ball! On Saturday from 7-9 a.m. the Rebekah and Masons’ breakfast at the IOOF Hall on Main Street. At 7 a.m. the 21st annual Clearwater Valley High School Tie-Die Scholarship Run registration. Run starts at 8 a.m. — a 5 K (3.1 mile) run. Line up at Umpqua Bank. Call Shalynn Gutzman at 935-5806, no charge to participate but donations will be accepted. At 9 a.m. the parade will line up down by the CV Elementary and judging participants ends at 10:15 a.m., with parade beginning at 11 a.m. Parade applicants can call Umpqua Bank to preregister at 926-4236. Immediately after the parade the ping-pong drop over the Kooskia Airport and Kooskia Saddliers will have an O-Mok-See at their new arena just outside of Kooskia going toward Kamiah on Highway 12. For information, call Leann Nelson at 926-7391. At 3 p.m. the AWANA Grand Prix Derby will be at Kooskia City Hall. At 8 p.m. the Kooskia Chamber Beer Garden on Main Street will also be selling pop and water. Finally,the highlight of a fun-filled day, Josh Crosby and his band performing on Main Street from 8 p.m. until midnight. This is a really full schedule this year, something for everyone. On Sunday cleanup will begin and volunteers are very welcome. Show your appreciation for all the hard work that was done to bring this about by showing up at the Kooskia Park at 5:30 a.m. and help with the cleanup, and stay for the church service at the park. Thanks in advance to all who helped to make this a very successful event.

Remember friends of the Kooskia Community Library is having a quilt raffle to raise funds in support of the programs! Kooskia Library patron Becky Schultz made and donated the quilt which can be seen hanging at the library. It is queen-sized and has two matching pillow shams. Tickets can be purchased at the library and the drawing will be held Nov. 30; you do not need to be present to win.

What’s Happening: Harpster Bingo will be held Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at their Community Center.

Long Camp Saturday Farmers’ Market and swap meet located on Highway 12 near mile marker 68, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Bring your vegetables, Idaho Arts and Crafts, bakery treats, collectibles and yard sale items. For information call Connie at 935-7922

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, 4-6 p.m., Saturdays are still 10 a.m. to noon. The Recycle Center is located across the bridge where the old pole yard was. Be sure to separate items.

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.

Kamiah and Kooskia Library have several summer programs for all ages. They stay open with the help of volunteers. If you have a few hours a day or week, get in touch with them and help. Two hours may not seem like much, but it can make a huge impact on the library. Both facilities have many things to help entertain your children this summer. Books, tapes, computer and reading programs will keep your children engaged through the summer and help give them a jump forward when school starts again in the fall. It is also a real good place to cool off and learn something at the same time.

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