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Corral Dust: Border Days news from the Ole' Cowpoke

— This year’s Border Days will celebrate 105 years! Wow. Mark your calendars for July 1 through 4.


Did you know this is John Urbahn’s 40th year as a pyrotech for the Grangeville fireworks? That’s a lot of years worth of fireworks! Thanks to the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department for their help in making a great show possible each year.


Attention Grangeville High School band and choirs:

The GHS bands will rehearse on Monday, June 6 and 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS music room. All students grades 6-12 are encouraged to play. They will rehearse “Blues Machine” and the National Anthem. If you cannot make practice, contact Mrs. Stefani at 839-2220 to arrange to get music. The band will perform on the 4th, meeting one hour before the parade in front of Palenque. (riding a trailer) Alumni members are invited to join as well, including the recent graduates. Varsity Blue, and alumni, will rehearse on the same Mondays, June 6 and 13 at 6 p.m. in the GHS music room, doing Boardwalk and the National Anthem. The choir will sing July 2 and 3, meeting at the trailer one hour prior to parade also in front of Palenque.


Did you know the father of this year’s Border Days grand marshal (Wayne James) Francis James attended the first Border Days celebration in September 1911? True story. Francis was just a young boy of about 6 years old. A photo documents the family at the celebration.


Border Days royalty just received in the mail a large, red second place ribbon from the Asotin County Fair and Rodeo Parade that was held in April. Good job!


In answer to last week’s trivia question: So who was that Border Days Committee member who was the first baby born in Grangeville in 1996? None other than Justin DeFord.


Here’s another trivia question for you: What former Border Days member and current member were part of Grangeville High School’s football offensive line in 1986?


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