Photo by Lorie Palmer
Cash and Carry’s customer game is proving popular to those who shop there. Several weeks are left in the punch game and many have won prizes. Even if you just win $1, it’s still fun to play. Remember not to scratch the back or your card will be invalid. It would be a shame to throw away a $1,000 prize!
We hope you will stop by the Free Press this Friday, Sept. 25, 1 to 3 p.m., for a retirement get-together for our publisher, Andy McNab. Visit, have some refreshments and wish him well on his future endeavors.
Syringa Hospital and Clinics is inviting the public to an open house of the Syringa Kooskia Clinic Thursday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will feature tours of the newly expanded clinic, a free lunch, live music, and a meet and greet with the two new providers of the Syringa Hospital District.
The Syringa Kooskia Clinic is located at 022 North Main Street and is open for appointment scheduling Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact Syringa Kooskia Clinic at 926-4776
Lewis Clark State College Grangeville Outreach has another three enrichment classes upcoming.
Keep the Money in the Family – Plan Your Estate! will be offered by Jeanneane Musegades Oct. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Grangeville Elementary Middle School community room. Cost is $20.
Relish the Relics with Debra Graham who will discuss the Museum of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The $30 cost includes lunch at the Cottonwood monastery kitchen.
Rachel Young will help participants make Smoked Salmon Sushi at Grangeville High School Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $32 and Young is donating her instructor fees to the GHS dual credit scholarships.
To register call coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 983-2164 or e-mail email@example.com.
The GHS open house Sept. 16 was a hit. About 50 or 60 parents showed up and we used a schedule and attended the classes of our kids. With a three-minute hall passing time, and between upstairs and downstairs, I was late to a couple of classes. It gave a good idea of what students do each day and it was great to meet each teacher face-to-face and see where your student is each day. I learned a lot of interesting things, one from Mr. Anderson in algebra. He shared that Skyward (the parent-student-teacher portal) is an ap you can put on your phone and have easy access to your kids’ grades and all the school info. It’s easy to install and nice to have at your fingertips.
Businesses know that April 15 is tax day, but what they also need to remember is Nov. 1. This is the due date for businesses to report all unclaimed money to the State of Idaho.
This property is typically a customer or former employee’s uncashed payroll checks, uncashed stock and mutual fund dividends, stock certificates, unclaimed security deposits, utility deposits, customer deposits, overpayments, credit balances, and refunds, court deposits, and insurance payments.
Call John Faltin, business holder specialist, 332-2977, or visit www.yourmoney.idaho.gov.
Two new barn quilt squares were recently hanged in Idaho County.
Sue Crea’s daughter, Katy Fox, has painted one for her mom’s garage at 1858 U.S. Highway 95 North, Fenn. This is the Dolly Madison Star in shades of red. She also painted the same square pattern in blue shades for Lu Crea at 526 Camas Road, Grangeville.
We are so sorry for the tragic loss of our friend and former Free Press/Shopper, Green Acres and Ace employee John Bailey. He was truly a friend to us all, always offered a kind word and smile and he will be missed.
The maximum homeowner’s exemption for 2016 will increase to $94,745, according to calculations by the Idaho State Tax Commission. The maximum exemption for 2015 is $89,580.
It was a nice weekend that landed my family in Lewiston on Sunday where we drove by a lady’s house where I saw a loaded plum (Italian prune) tree and said to Valor, “I wish we could pick those.” He said, “I’ll go ask them if we can.” So he did. And the lady of the house was ecstatic that we stopped and told us to pick as many as we wanted. Two big grocery bags and a little visiting later, we were on our way. Our food dehydrator is humming away, filled to the brim with plums.
Come to think of it, it was a good week for meeting some really nice people. Prairie senior student-athlete Hailey Danly is a sweet, articulate girl whom I enjoyed visiting with last Friday. That same day I met Melissa Flatt Schmidt whose husband owns TJ’s Auto on Jentges Road toward Greencreek. We had a nice little visit and I learned her husband specializes in transmissions. Good to know.