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Community Briefs: Aug. 31, 2016

Enter Halloween pumpkin contest in White Bird

WHITE BIRD – It’s not too late to enter your homegrown pumpkin in the Halloween pumpkin growing contest. Contact Brenda Heckman at 830-2303 or Charlotte Sickels at 829-2653 and they will take a photo and measurements. Final measurements will be taken Oct. 29 at the White Bird Area Recreation District Building (former school) and prizes will be awarded for first and second place.

The carving contest will also be held Oct. 29. Admission is a can of food for the local food bank. Bring a homegrown pumpkin or a store-bought one for carving. Youth and adults can participate.

Free breakfast set for this morning in Kamiah

KAMIAH — The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church is being held today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and will be held every month on the last Wednesday of each month. St. Catherine’s Catholic Church is located at 7th and Idaho St., in Kamiah. The breakfast this month will be pancakes, scrambled eggs with ham, coffee, orange juice. All are invited.

MOPS set for Sept. 7

GRANGEVILLE – Camas Prairie MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet Wednesday, Sept. 7, 9 to 11 a.m., at Real Life Church. Mothers with children birth through kindergarten are invited with childcare available.

Call Sarah for details: 451-3285.

Chronic Disease Self- Management Program offered

GRANGEVILLE – The Partnership for Healthy Communities in conjunction with CHAS will be offering the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for anyone living with a chronic condition. The class will be offered Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon, starting Sept, 13 and running through Oct. 18, in Grangeville.

Call Renee at 400-0026 or Maja at 983-8590 to register or for details. There is no charge for the workshop.

Saddliers O-Mok-See is Sept. 10

KOOSKIA – An O-Mok-See is set for the Kooskia Saddliers Arena Saturday, Sept. 10. Sign-ups will be at 9 a.m. and the event will start at 10 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Sept. 7

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Sept. 7, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. All are welcome. Call 926-7776.

Check pressure canner lid gauges Sept. 1

GRANGEVILLE – Pressure canner lid gauges can be dropped off at the University of Idaho Extension Office (Grangeville Courthouse) to be tested Thursday, Sept. 1. Drop lids off today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, and pick up Friday, Sept. 2, with notes as to how they are working.

Quilt show set for Sept. 24, 25

GRANGEVILLE – The Sew-Ciety Quilt Guild 10th Biennial Quilt Show is set for Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Grangeville Elementary Middle School cafeteria/old gym.

Admission is $3 with children 12 and younger getting in at no cost. Vendors, jar raffles and a general store will all be available. Lunch will be available for purchase as a 4-H fund-raiser.

Tickets for the Camas Prairie Barns quilt are $5 for six tickets or $1 for one.

To purchase tickets or to obtain a show entry form, stop by Home Grown Quilts or Quilt Treasures, both on Main Street.

‘Be The One’ foster parent classes set for Grangeville

GRANGEVILLE — Foster homes are needed in Grangeville, Kamiah and Orofino. There are currently no foster homes in Grangeville, one in Orofino and two in Kamiah. With more than 20 children out of these areas leaving their community to be fostered, classes are being offered in hopes of gaining local homes.

Classes will start Sept. 9. To become involved call or e-mail Heather Johnson, LSW, at or call 676-1186.

Graf to speak at Encouragers Thursday

GRANGEVILLE — Marianne Graf will speak to Encouragers Thursday, Sept 1, at its 11:30 a.m. luncheon at Oscar’s Restaurant, 101 E. Main in Grangeville. The public is invited to attend.

Graf, born and raised in Germany, has resided in Kamiah for 23 years. She and her husband, Volkhard, serve with Youth with a Mission, Native Ministries. Their focus is to grow in mutual friendship and devotion to Creator Jesus in partnership with Native American people, encouraging them in their cultural identity as followers of Jesus.

Preschool classes available

GRANGEVILLE – Camas Prairie Preschool is enrolling students for the 2016-17 year.

Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays are reserved for 4 and 5-year-old students while Tuesdays and Thursdays are for 3-and 4-year-olds. Classes run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day.

A parent orientation and open house is set for tonight. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m. For details call 983-5219 or e-mail CPP is located at 105 North Myrtle Street.


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