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It's Your Business Lorie Palmer 983-1200


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Marsha Lance, nurse at Syringa Hospital, is shown here giving a check for $265.72 to the YWCA Grangeville advocate Kristy Beckstead. This was raised by Syringa’s Jeans on Friday committee. A special “Jeans on Wednesday” was held at Syringa on National Denim Day, April 29, to raise money specifically for the Grangeville YWCA. All funds are kept local for needs that clients encounter.

The Made to Grow Grant will recognize one deserving small business with a $10,000 grant and be featured in Umpqua Bank’s Local Spotlight program. Small business owners can submit a short video about how the grant will help grow their business and the community to enter to win the grand prize or one of five business-building tools, such as an expert social media audit or financial advising. The submission period closes today, May 20, and public voting to select a winner begins May 27. The winning businesses will be announced on June 8.

Groaners Fitness is hosting an all-day free event Saturday, May 23. Instructors Charitie Miller (circuit), Terra Hill (cycling), Heather Newson (Zumba and basic step), Chuck Moody (strength and toning), and Sandi Hill (Zumba) will be leading back-to-back classes beginning at 8 a.m. All free classes are open to the public all day. Remember, the entire gym will be open to the public this day for a free trial. Stop by 505 West Main or call 983-7070.

If you’ve passed your CNA skills test, you can now take the knowledge portion of the exam at the LCSC Grangeville Outreach Center. Call 983-2164 to schedule an appointment.

Parents of kids in Mountain View School District 244: Identification kits have been sent home with your students. These were provided by the Masons and are for your home and personal use. The kits have instructions of what to do so you can keep a private track of your child’s identifying features so, God forbid, if anything ever happens, you have that information ready to give to the authorities.

Thanks to Oscar’s Restaurant for the good food and service for the GHS track dinner. It was fun to hear all the statistics and honor the athletes. Coaches Larson Anderson, Les Loeber and Pat Sullivan did a great job of using a lot of “numbers” to describe the year. A girls state championship was a nice way to end Les’ career at GHS and he got a thunderous standing ovation as a send-off. Thanks to Ted and Wendy Lindsley for setting up the event.

AAA Travel projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years. Kicking off the summer driving season, 33 million travelers will be driving to their destinations. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 21 to Monday, May 25.

The 2015 Memorial Day forecast is expected to mark the highest travel volume for the holiday since 2005.

Congratulations to current Grangeville Elementary Middle School teacher Dr. Susan Anderson who has been chosen to replace outgoing principal Alica Holthaus. Look for more on Dr. Anderson as we get closer to the fall school year.

In Idaho the top five most popular baby names for boys were Liam, William, Mason, Oliver and Samuel, while girls were Emma, Olivia, Charlotte, Abigail and Harper. By comparison, in 1960, the top names in the state were David, Michael, Robert, John and Mark for the boys and Lori, Linda, Mary, Julie and Teresa for the girls. To look up a lot of names and many interesting facts, check out the website under “SSA Reports.” It’s fun to look up names for the past 100 or so years and see what was popular or where your own name falls in the list.

White Bird Days is seeking vendors for its event June 19 and 20. Call White Bird City Hall for information, 839-2294.

Be sure to get your souvenir graduation sections compliments of the Free Press. Schools included are Highland, Nezperce, Kamiah, Grangeville, Prairie, Summit, Clearwater Valley and Salmon River.


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