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Contributed photo / Amanda Bush
Mrs. Bush’s class at Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) proudly displays their Battle of the Books lanyards. Students receive a pin for each of the books they read. Teams of about five will compete in April by answering comprehension questions on this year’s 20 selected books. Approximately 200 books have been read so far by the fourth- and fifth-grade students at GEMS.  This program was spearheaded by parent volunteer Katie Told and Principal Dr. Anderson, who have both seen its ability to motivate young readers.


Contributed photo / Amanda Bush Mrs. Bush’s class at Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) proudly displays their Battle of the Books lanyards. Students receive a pin for each of the books they read. Teams of about five will compete in April by answering comprehension questions on this year’s 20 selected books. Approximately 200 books have been read so far by the fourth- and fifth-grade students at GEMS. This program was spearheaded by parent volunteer Katie Told and Principal Dr. Anderson, who have both seen its ability to motivate young readers.



ECWR meeting is April 2

CLEARWATER — The Elk City Wagon Road committee is meeting Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m., at the Clearwater Grange Hall. Following the meeting will be a potluck lunch. The museum will also be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plans are being made for a May museum party and for the July celebration of the wagon road. Anyone is welcome at the meeting.

AARP Smart Driver program on tap for April 9

GRANGEVILLE — Saturday, April 9, a six-hour, one-day AARP Smart Driver class will be held at the Soltman Center, 604 W. Main Street, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break. Preregistration is recommended so enough materials are available. Call instructor Earl Barnes at 983-0383.

While designed especially for people age 50 and older, this course is open to individuals of any age. Tuition fees are $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Completion of this class may entitle the attendee to a reduction in auto insurance premiums. Also a proof of completion may give an Idaho licensed driver a three-point reduction from the driver’s total violation point count.

Idaho County 4-H party set for April 16

COTTONWOOD – The Idaho County 4-H party is set for Saturday, April 16, at the Cottonwood Community Hall.

Booth setup is 9:30 to 10 a.m. and games will be held 10 a.m. to noon. A free hamburger lunch will be held at noon, sponsored by the Idaho/Lewis County Cattle Association and the Idaho County Wheat Growers Association.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for April 6

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, April 6, 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.

Eight-week math course set for Grangeville

GRANGEVILLE — Lewis-Clark State College’s Adult Learning Center in Grangeville is offering a free eight-week math readiness course beginning in April.

The course, titled Math 10, is designed to improve basic math skills and prepare individuals for the workforce and college. It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m., from April 5 through May 31.

The Grangeville Adult Learning Center is located at 105 N. Myrtle in Grangeville. Call 983-0202 or e-mail tlrowland @lcsc.edu.

Color blast run on tap for April 16

KAMIAH — Kamiah High School’s HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association) will host a color blast run April 16 with registration at 11:30 a.m. Last year, 179 people attended. Meet in the KHS multipurpose room.

First-time home buyer class set for April 18

GRANGEVILLE – A first-time home buyer class is set for Monday, April 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Super 8 Motel.

Call United Country Real Estate at 983-0069 to reserve a spot.

PICH has two upcoming kids’ programs

GRANGEVILLE – Partners Inspiring Community Health (PICH) will sponsor two upcoming programs for children.

April 16, geocaching – “Looking But Not Lost” – will be offered with instructor Jo Hardy. Drop-off is at the Grangeville Visitor’s Center at 10 a.m. and pickup is at Grangeville Elementary Middle School at 2 p.m. Lunch is provided. To register call 983-2667 or e-mail kdjensen@uidaho.edu.

April 30 is “A Taste of Italy” with JoAnne Smith. The class will focus on Italian inspired dishes. No prior cooking experience needed. This will be held at the Grangeville Senior Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register call 507-0720 or e-mail jasmith@syringahospital.org.

CIAA’s 49th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale set for April

GRANGEVILLE — Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 49th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale is set for Thursday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 8, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The show is hosted by the Bicentennial Historical Museum located at 305 N College, Grangeville, lower-level gallery. This year’s show judge is artist Vikki Wayne of the Idaho/Washington area.

The show includes all media original artwork of area artists. For information contact Marlene O’Neill at marleneo52@hotmail.com or phone 926-8820.

White Bird Rec District sets game night, breakfasts

WHITE BIRD — The White Bird Recreation District, which meets at the recreation hall (former White Bird School) has set two monthly activities.

Friday night games will run 6-9 p.m. Families are invited to take part. Bring a game or play the ones that have been donated. There is no cost. The last Sunday of the month the rec district hosts a potluck breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Bring a dish to share and visit with friends.

For questions call rec district president Dean or his wife Brenda Heckman at 839-2303.

Bingo set for American Legion Hall

KAMIAH – The American Legion Hall in Kamiah will sponsor Bingo which is being moved from Sunday afternoon to the first and third Fridays of the month at 7:30 p.m.



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