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Corral Dust: A Border Days Column



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For several decades in past issues, a column entitled “Corral Dust” ran. In honor of the upcoming Border Days season, we have decided to revive this old standby. It will include all the Border Days news, gossip and dirty laundry (OK, we’ll keep it clean. And fun.) If you have news for “Corral Dust,” e-mail it to lpalmer@idahocountyfreepress.com.

For several decades in past issues, a column entitled “Corral Dust” ran. In honor of the upcoming Border Days season, we have decided to revive this old standby. It will include all the Border Days news, gossip and dirty laundry (OK, we’ll keep it clean. And fun.) If you have news for “Corral Dust,” e-mail it to lpalmer@idahocountyfreepress.com.

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Border Days is set for July 3, 4 and 5 and many activities are planned as usual.

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Remember, the rodeo is set for July 3 (family night) at 6 p.m. Parents and their minor children get in for $25. There is no-alcohol seating available.

The rodeo is set for July 4 and July 5 at 2 p.m., each day. Admission prices are $10 each for those 12 and older; $5 for those 6 to 11; and 6 and younger get in for free.

This year there is $12,800 added money plus entry fees. Entries open up June 21. Go onto to Enterup.Biz or call 845-2051 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time. Local team ropers and barrel racers can call Brad Arnzen at 983-5784 after June 15.

The rodeo is sanctioned by the Idaho Cowboys Association, Pro-West and NPRA. Rodeo stock is by Gold Buckle Rodeo out of Roosevelt, Wash.

For those who are cheap (ha!) the rodeo slack show is Friday, July 3, 10 a.m., at the rodeo grounds and it doesn’t cost a thing to come and watch.

The wild horse race is sponsored by Ray Holes Saddle Company and the winner is the fastest time from the three rodeos combined, with buckles and added money awarded at the end.

Major rodeo sponsors are Gortsema Motors, Les Schwab Tire Center, Asker’s Harvest Foods, Primeland, Grangeville Super 8 and Bud’s PowerSports in Cottonwood.

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Has your business or organization ever thought about making a float and entering it in the parades? Now is the time to make it happen. The parades are set for 2 p.m. July 3, and 11 a.m. July 4 and 5. This year’s theme is “Under the Prairie Skies.” The Kiddies’ Parade is set for July 4 with 10 a.m. sign up on the courthouse lawn.

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There is not a paid concert this year, however, after the rodeos on July 3 and 4, the Hitmen will play. Free admission for this.

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If you’re a young lady interested in trying out for royalty, queen tryouts are set for the Border Days Arena June 30, 6:30 p.m. The Queens Luncheon will be held July 4, noon, at the Eagles Lodge. For details get a hold of Scott Eldridge at 983-1004.

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This year, the proceeds from the Border Days raffle will go to the Grangeville schools music department. Prizes are $1,000 cash first prize, $300 for second (from Quality Heating) and $150 for third place (from LeAnne’s Flower and Garden Center). Tickets are $2 each. Look for Kathy Stefani and any of her music students to be selling these tickets mid-June through Border Days. Prizes are drawn at the final rodeo.

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Grangeville High School’s class of 1965 will host its 50-year reunion July 3 and 4.

The reunion dinner is set for The Gallery, 107 W. North, Grangeville. A no-host social hour is set for 5 p.m. A buffet dinner will be held at 6 p.m. and cost is $25 which includes the meal, tax and tip. Call Vickie McGill at 1-509-953-3941 ASAP to reserve your spot if you haven’t already done so.

The class will ride in the parade on the Fourth and also have a reunion potluck at 6 p.m., at the home of Kenny and Margie Gortsema. Bring food to share, your own drinks and lawn chairs and stay to visit and watch the fireworks.

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The class of 1955 will have its 60-year reunion at the City Park Gazebo at 2 p.m. July 3. Contact is Cocoa Anderson, P.O. Box 257, Elk City, ID 83525, or 842-2466, or chocolateelk@yahoo.com.

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Central Idaho Art Association Hole-in-the-Wall Art Show/Sale and Silent Auction (July 3 and 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will have a silent auction this year. The CIAA show features member work and will be held in the hallway of the Holes Mini Mall., 213 W. Main, Grangeville.



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