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Dr. Seuss story time set for March 2 at GCL

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Centennial Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a Seuss themed story time set for Wednesday, March 2, 1 p.m. Rachel Foster will be the guest reader, kids will be able to dress up as Seuss characters for story time and will create a craft project.

Movie to be shown at Stites

STITES — The community is invited to see the movie “War Room” Friday, March 4, 6 p.m., at Stites Baptist Church. There is no cost and light refreshments will follow the movie.

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.

Farmers’ market ‘Meet, Greet and Eat’ event set for Saturday, Feb. 27

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Farmers’ Market will be hosting its second annual “Meet, Greet and Eat” event this Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend at the Soltman Center, located on Main Street in Grangeville, across from Syringa Hospital.

Potential vendors or those who would like to learn more about the market or have ideas to share should attend. Door prizes will be awarded and there will be music and refreshments.

A short meeting to update people about the new market dates, policies and procedures, and the 2015 customer survey results, will be discussed.

The Farmers’ Market Children’s program, the Grub Club, is free for children up to age 12 and takes place every Saturday of the market season.

For information visit on Facebook at Grangeville Farmers Market. Send e-mail to or call Michelle Perdue at 983 3763.

Pruning class set for March 4

KAMIAH — Do you have a fruit tree, grapes or other small fruits in your yard? How about a small home orchard? Would you like to know more about caring for your plantings to maximize fruit production and keep them healthy?

“How to Prune Fruit Trees” is being offered Friday, March 4, 6-8 p.m., at the Chamber Welcome Center in Kamiah. Mike and Joan Mount, Idaho Certified Nurserymen, will share practical information and demonstrate first to fourth year pruning techniques for fruit trees and small fruits. They will also offer advice on the importance of dormant sprays for controlling fruit diseases and insects. Bring pruning shears or clippers for some hands-on practice at the end of the class.

Class size is limited so register early; $5 per person. E-mail or call 799-3096.

Benefit set for March 12 for GEMS teachers

GRANGEVILLE — A benefit for Grangeville Elementary Middle School teachers Debbie Lusby and Dixie Schwartz is set for Saturday, March 12, at the GEMS cafeteria from 4:30-7 p.m. A dinner of spaghetti, bread, salad and cake will be served.

A silent auction will also be held. The proceeds will be split evenly to help cover medical expenses. Anyone wanting to donate who cannot attend can contact GEMS and ask for Audrey Wasem or Amanda Bush. Anyone wanting to help the day of the benefit can contact GEMS as well and leave a name and number and they will receive a call back.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for March 2

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, March 2, noon. This meal will consist of homemade chicken noodle soup, salad and dessert. 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.

Kick Your BootCamp to begin March 6

GRANGEVILLE — Kirstin Jensen, University of Idaho Extension, and Liz Fantini, personal trainer/health coach, will be starting another eight-week session Tuesday, March 1, 6 – 7 a.m. Class will be run every Tuesday and Thursday mornings through April 21.

All classes this session will meet at The Gym in Grangeville. Cost of “Kick Your BootCamp” will be free for The Gym members and for non-members the cost is $5 per class or $60 per eight-week session if paid up front (a 20 percent discount).

“Kick Your BootCamp” will consist of progressive training in the development of motor skills, agility, balance, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. BootCamp is for ages 15 and older, all fitness levels.

Call Jensen at 983-2667 or e-mail or call Fantini at 908-2801 or e-mail

Spring Fling banquet, concert on tap for March 5

GRANGEVILLE – A Spring Fling banquet and concert to benefit Cristo Vive camp for persons with disabilities is set for Saturday, March 5, 6 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center. Call 983-9257 to reserve tickets.

Concert to be streamed at Kamiah church

KAMIAH — Harvest America Live Simulcast at The Life Center is set for Sunday, March 6, at The Life Center, 3:30 p.m. This is a live nationwide free event, broadcast from AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. It is streamed to thousands of locations across the country.

This features music from Chris Tomlin, Lecrae, Switchfoot and Mercy Me, and a message by Greg Laurie. For details call 935-0362.

Feb. 29 organizational meeting for ACS Camas Prairie Relay for Life committee

GRANGEVILLE — The American Cancer Society Camas Prairie Relay for Life committee has reorganized, including a name change, and is inviting the public to a meeting on Monday, Feb. 29, starting at 7 p.m. at Aloha Laundry, 817 Cunningham Street, in Grangeville. For information: Carolyn Haning, 983-2378, or go to


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