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Eagles breakfast to benefit Quilts of Valor program

GRANGEVILLE — The Eagles Breakfast set for Sunday, Jan. 31, 7 a.m. to noon, will benefit the local Quilts of Valor program.

The event will be held at the Eagles Hall, 218 N. C Street. Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased from Shirley Baerlocher (962-3107) or Kathy Warford (983-1832) or at the door.

At 11 a.m., a Quilts of Valor presentation will go to veterans of the Idaho National Guard 139th Battalion Company A.

Kennedy named Operation Homefront 2016 Military Child of the Year semifinalist

GRANGEVILLE — Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit dedicated to building strong, stable, and secure military families, named an Idaho military child among 90 semifinalists for the 2016 Military Child of the Year Award. The semifinalists include Olivia Kennedy, 18, Grangeville, Coast Guard.

The eighth annual awards will recognize six outstanding young people ages 8 to 18. There are 15 semifinalists from each military branch.

Kamiah Community Library sets activities

KAMIAH — The creative writing group is currently on hiatus due to lack of attendees. The former group met once a month to share and get feedback on each member’s writing, but the new group is free to establish its own meeting frequency and format. Anyone interested in joining should contact the library either by phone at 935-0428, by sending a message to, or by stopping by at 505 Main St.

The Legacy Writing group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 share their writing based on personal experience (more autobiographical than creative). No experience is necessary to join these writing groups and people from all backgrounds are welcome.

It’s tax time again. The library expects to have tax forms soon. For those who file online, print returns for free on the public computers. There is also an instruction booklet that can be borrowed or copies can be made to help complete taxes.

Story time for pre-school children continues every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Join in for songs, stories, and a good time. While babies and pre-literate children cannot understand the intricacies of the language, they do enjoy the rhythm of the words. This early introduction to reading develops a child’s love of books and fosters a close, loving relationship between parent and child.

Parenting classes scheduled for Tuesdays in February

GRANGEVILLE — Parenting classes will be held at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Tuesday nights in February (Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23), 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. These will be facilitated by Nathalie Kretzmann and are available at no cost. In addition, dinner and childcare is provided. Call the church office at 983-0552 to register.

Mail yearly dues for arena use to Kooskia Saddliers

KOOSKIA – Kooskia Saddliers members or members-to-be can mail their dues to: Kooskia Saddliers, P.O. Box 103, Kooskia, ID 83539 (or) bring to the next meeting Feb. 20 at the arena. When sending in 2016 dues, note any changes in e-mail address, home address or phone numbers. New members need to have their information/release form notarized.

Dues are: $15 per individual (12 or older with parental/guardian consent); $25 per couple, or one adult and one child; or $30 per family membership including all ages of children.

Fifth Sunday hymn sing set for Jan. 31 at Nazarene church

GRANGEVILLE – The Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing will be held at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd Street, Sunday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m. Anyone interested in providing special music can contact Melani Gortsema at 983-1409 or contact Leslie at the church office, 983-0552.

Hope Center welcomes new board members

At its Jan. 14 annual meeting, Hope Center welcomed three new volunteer board members: Aimee Uhlenkott, Ildi Kazella and Kelly Turney. Besides these three new members, the following people are still serving on the board: Ken Carpenter, Bob Turney, Louise Ellenberg, Sherry Kinnick and Charlotte DeArmond.

Hope Center invites people to stop in and check out the curriculum of more than 100 free lessons in areas of interest such as pregnancy issues, parenting skills, money management and healthy relationship building. Stop by either of the centers in Kamiah (404 Hill St.) or Grangeville (111 N. College Street).


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