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Dolores Shannon 926-4908

KOOSKIA/KAMIAH — The DEA has announced the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place Sept. 26. As with the previous take-back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, unused, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.

The local collection site in Kamiah is at the Kamiah Marshall’s office at 507 Main Street. Bring your outdated and unwanted prescription drugs to the drop-off site on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Kamiah Drug Take-Back event is sponsored by the Kamiah Community Partners Coalition (KCPC), City of Kamiah and the Nez Perce Tribal Police. Call KCPC at 935-7647.

Due to lack of volunteer staffing, the Idaho County Recycling site in Kooskia will be closed on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 1 through March 31, 2016. Bring your recyclables to the site on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Visit and

Here is a real good example of what can happen when people fail to help. If you have a couple of hours a day to help, this group and many others could use your help. Let them or I know and we will sure make you feel welcome for your help.

Mark your calendar for this one, in two weeks. The community of Clearwater is celebrating fall with the fourth annual Grange chili feed on Saturday, Oct. 3. The chili feed proceeds support Grange activities. Everyone is welcome. Come to Clearwater Grange Hall, on Sally Ann Rd. between 4-7 p.m. and join the fun. The menu will be chili with all the trimmings, corn bread, desserts and beverages. Donations will be taken for the meal. The Elk City Wagon Road Museum will be open during the chili feed. It’s an unbelievable step back in time to the days when horses and wagons hauled freight to the gold mines in the Elk City area. Donations of food are welcome. Questions: Call Carol Bonanno at 926-7465. See you there next Saturday.

The Lewis County Fair will take place on Sept. 24-27 with great events for young and old alike. Take the entire family and see the animals and enjoy the festivities. Call 937-2472 for information.

What’s Happening: 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 noon. The Recycle Center is located across the bridge where the old pole yard was. Be sure to separate items. This will be the last Thursday the center will be open; after this week you will only be able to drop off recyclables on Saturday.

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.

Thursday there is free lunch served at the Kamiah Community Presbyterian Church located on the corner of 7th and Hill Street in Kamiah, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Kamiah and Kooskia Library have several 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.

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