COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Serenades available from GHS’s Varsity Blue choir

GRANGEVILLE — Valentine’s Day serenades from Grangeville High School’s Varsity Blue Choir will be offered Friday Feb. 12 (the Friday before Valentine’s Day). Contact Kathy Stefani at the school at 983-0580 or e-mail stefanik@sd244.org. Serenades cost $10 for students of GHS and $20 for the public.

Love and Logic classes set for GEMS in March

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Elementary Middle School will be sponsoring a Love and Logic parenting class March 1, 8 and 15. The class will be put on by independent facilitators Kristi Keeler and Cindy Godfrey.

Classes run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each evening and will be held in the Grangeville Elementary Middle School Community Room. There is no cost and childcare will be provided as well as light snacks.

Call 983-2285 to reserve a spot.

Fireman’s ball on tap for Saturday, Feb. 13

WHITE BIRD — The Volunteer Fireman’s Ball is set for Saturday, Feb. 13, at Hoot’s Café in White Bird, sponsored by the White Bird Chamber of Commerce. This yearly events benefits the White Bird, Riggins, Salmon River Rural and Grangeville volunteer fire departments. Last year, $1,500 was raised for each department.

Dinner is set for 5 p.m. with a separate charge from the $5 cover amount for music by Dave Dixon and Joaquin and Verna Lowe, starting at 7 p.m. The event is cash or check only and is a 21 and older fund-raiser that will also include live and silent auction items and a drawing. Item auctions are sought; call Barbara Lowe at 839-2444.

Highland Jazz Dessert Night set for March 2

CRAIGMONT — The Highland Jazz Dessert Night and Silent Auction is on tap for Wednesday, March 2, at 6 p.m. The Highland Junior High Band, the Highland Jazz Band and special guests the Lewis-Clark State College Jazz Band, will all be performing. Admission is $5 dollars per person, and all proceeds go to the Highland music department, to fund fees for festivals, equipment, and new instruments. The evening will include desserts, silent auctions and music.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Feb. 17

CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Feb. 17, 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.

Dinner is tonight at Kamiah Presbyterian

KAMIAH — The Kamiah Community Presbyterian Church at 7th and Hill streets is having a salmon/chicken dinner tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5 to 7 p.m. Side dishes will include fettuccini Alfredo or fried rice, bacon wrapped asparagus or broccoli/cauliflower, coleslaw and fruit salad with brownies and ice cream for dessert. Cost is $8 for an adult plate and $4 for kids 12 and younger.

GHS concert is Feb. 29

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville High School winter concert for band and both choirs is set for Monday, Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m., GHS. All are invited.

Idaho County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner set March 12

GREENCREEK — The annual Idaho County Republican Central Committee Lincoln Day Dinner will be Saturday, March 12, at the Greencreek Community Hall.

Event begins with 5 p.m. social hour and silent auction, dinner at 6 and presentations at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Trevor Loudon. He is from New Zealand and the author of a series of books entitled “The Enemy Within”.

Event cost is couples, $45; singles, $25; younger than 18, $15.

Call Patricia Menough, secretary, 983-4392.

Drug trends presentations available through CPD

Groups and organizations interested in having a local presentation on current drug trends can contact the Cottonwood Police Department (CPD), 962-3231, for presenter Danielle Cochran.

Cochran has been providing presentations for about five years. She is currently employed full time with Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office, and volunteers as a Drug and Alcohol Education Coordinator for CPD. As this is part of CPDs ongoing efforts, there is currently no charge for this service.

Sweethearts luncheon planned for Feb. 13

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 37 is hosting a Sweetheart Luncheon open to all community sweethearts at the Eagles Hall Saturday, Feb. 13. The luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with to go orders available. Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling unit secretary Pearl Bentley at 983-4417.

Free health events to be held in White Bird, Riggins

St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, in conjunction with seven other regional partners (Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, Syringa Hospital and Clinics, Snake River Community Clinic, Nimiipuu Health, Clearwater Human Needs Council, Grangeville Human Needs Council and Public Health-Idaho North Central District), is launching a collaborative partnership in communities throughout Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis counties. The project will be known as the “Partnership for Healthy Communities.”

Friday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 1:30 MST, a community kickoff event is set for Riggins at the Salmon River Heritage Center and in White Bird at the IOOF Hall from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Community Health Workers will be present throughout the three counties to perform free preventive health screenings for diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, and colon cancer; provide referral information for health care, individualized social services, and insurance services as desired by area residents; supply information on healthy lifestyles as well as resources available locally, statewide, and regionally to meet the needs of our communities; and assess gaps in services while identifying areas of need within the communities served.

Kamiah Senior Center to host fund-raiser lunch

KAMIAH — Kamiah Senior Center will host a fund-raising lunch Saturday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 125 N. Maple Street. A chili soup lunch with French bread and ice cream will be served for $5 per person. All are invited.

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