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It's Your Business: Nelson, Mt. View participate in free ‘Give Kids a Smile’ dental program

Nancy Walker at Walker’s Jewelry on Grangeville’s Main Street works on a silver bracelet in the shop.

Photo by Lorie Palmer
Nancy Walker at Walker’s Jewelry on Grangeville’s Main Street works on a silver bracelet in the shop.


It's Your Business Lorie Palmer 983-1200

Workforce Training through Lewis-Clark State College will offer two upcoming welding classes to be held at Grangeville High School.

Beginning Welding will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays March 1-17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at a cost of $426.

Advanced Welding will also be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 12 through May 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $674.

For details contact Andrea Baldus, customer service representative - Workforce Training, LCSC, 792-2388,

The 2016 Give Kids a Smile program will offer free dental checkups locally.

Participating dental offices include Nelson Family Dentistry and Mountain View Dentistry, both in Grangeville. Children through age 18 who do not have any dental insurance are eligible.

Dr. Michael Nelson will provide checkups Monday, Feb. 15, at his 412 W. Main Street office. Call 983-2422 to set up an appointment.

Drs. Tyler Harrington and Brad Schaff will provide checkups Friday, Feb. 26, at 321 Truck Route. Call 983-0105.

Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lewis-Clark State College will offer the class Strip Rag Flannel Quilts Wednesdays, Feb. 17 and 24, with Lu Eckert instructing in Kooskia at Clearwater Valley Junior High School, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $30. Call coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 983-2164 or e-mail

Volunteers are immediately sought for home delivery of senior citizens “Meals on Wheels.” These need to be delivered Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers’ lunch is provided on those days. Call Joyce at 983-0768 or the center at 983-2033.

Get your tickets now for the Grangeville High School senior fun night drawing which will take place the entire month of February. A ton of prizes have been donated by local businesses and individuals and a winner will be drawn each day at 1 p.m. and announced on KORT Radio.

Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Grangeville Flower and Gift Shoppe, Shear Magic, Lindsley’s Home Furnishings, Les Schwab, at home basketball games or from any GHS senior.

Uhlenkotts have first baby 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital

COTTONWOOD — Congratulations to Ryan (Advanced Welding and Steel) and Heather Uhlenkott who had the first baby of 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood.

Gage Francis, born Friday, Jan. 15, weighed seven pounds and seven ounces and was 21 inches long. He joins siblings, Faith, 16; Noelle, 15; Eve, 13; Amelia, 11; Grace, 8; Steel, 6, and Troy, 3.

Grandparents are Bill and Eileen Uhlenkott and Steve and Lois Lamont, all of Cottonwood. Great-grandparents are Lyle and Viola Lamont of Spring Green, Wisc.

The Elaine Crea memorial fund is set up at Grangeville City Hall to help those in need of paying their city bills (water, sewer, garbage). To donate, drop off funds at city hall. Elaine worked at city hall for many years and died in 2011. I miss visiting in Sunday School and at other functions with Elaine. She loved her family and others very much. I know this fund would be important to her, to help people in their time of need.

Did you know Jerry Woodard of Tacoma, now 80, named the Seattle Seahawks in 1975? He was actually one of 150 people to suggest the “Seahawk” name and his entry was drawn. Other names entered in the contest? Mariners and Gooeyducks (yep, after the clam).

I am happy to say my high school classmate (Ferndale High School, Ferndale, Wash., class of 1986), Doug Pederson, has been named as head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles football team. He was previously offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. Congrats to Doug!

Livewire Electric in Cottonwood is now installing solar systems. Call 962-3235 or 507-0144.

Average retail gasoline prices in Idaho have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.08 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 802 gas outlets in Idaho. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.90/g, according to gasoline price website


I was glad to have daughter Avery and her friend Monte here to visit last weekend. They were only here overnight but we had breakfast at Seasons and spent some time visiting, learning about metal detecting and playing some Just Dance on the Wii. Fun times.


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