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Community Briefs: Nov. 23, 2016

Library closed for holidays

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Centennial Library will be closed during some upcoming holiday times. Those times are as follows: Thanksgiving – Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24, 25 and 26; Christmas –Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 24, 25 and 26; New Years – Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and 2.

Community breakfast at St. Catherine’s

KAMIAH — The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church is being held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 8:30 -10 a.m. Breakfasts are held every month on the last Wednesday of each month. St. Catherine’s Catholic Church is located at 7th and Idaho streets in Kamiah. The breakfast this month will be French toast, scrambled eggs with sausage, coffee, orange juice, friendly faces and friendly conversation. St. Catherine’s invites all in the community.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Dec. 7

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 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.

GHS football banquet set for Dec. 1

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Bulldogs have wrapped up their football season and it’s time to share some stories, laughs and spaghetti. Save the date of Thursday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m., for the football banquet in the GHS cafeteria. Friends and family members are welcome to enjoy dinner with the team and coaches. RSVP with the number attending by Monday morning, Nov. 28, to Mike Asker’s email: or call/text 983-7318.

CV alumni basketball games set for Dec. 20

KOOSKIA – As part of his senior project, Clearwater Valley High School senior Kamm Mangun is hosting Alumni Basketball Games at CVHS.

Three games will be played: Womens game at 5:30 p.m., followed by Old Men’s game and then the Young Men’s game. Cost to play is $5 per person. To play, call Mangun at 451-6243 prior to Dec. 20.

The night of the event there will be a live auction of pies as well as a silent auction. Cost for admission is $3 per person.

Christmas wish trees available locally

Christmas wishes have been placed on a variety of trees throughout Idaho County to help support children for the Christmas season. Information received by the Free Press for participating communities is as follows:

•COTTONWOOD — St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be sponsoring the Christmas “Angel Tree,” which helps match generous donors with those in need of gifts for children and food for families. Individuals in need are urged to call Stacie Jackson, project coordinator at 962-2326 (days) or 962-3201 (evenings.) On Nov. 26, tags will be put on the Angel Tree outside the hospital chapel. People wishing to fulfill a wish can take a tag from the tree and shop for the child. Return the unwrapped gift with the tag to Jackson at St. Mary’s Physical Therapy by Dec. 17. They will also be delivering food baskets in conjunction with the food bank. Financial contributions may be sent to “Angel Tree Project” Stacie Jackson c/o St. Mary’s Hospital, PO Box 137, Cottonwood, ID. 83522.

•GRANGEVILLE — Families in Grangeville, Harpster, Clearwater, Fenn or White Bird, are welcome to sign up for the Grangeville Tree of Sharing. To have your child’s wishes placed on the tree, you will need to sign up at the Department of Health and Welfare during the month of November and no later than Dec. 7. Anyone having questions may contact Linda at 983-2300. Those from other communities will need to sign up for the tree in their area.

•KOOSKIA — A Tree of Sharing for families in need in the Kooskia, Stites and Clearwater areas is currently set up at Umpqua Bank, 001 Main Street. To have your child’s wish placed on the tree, sign up before Dec. 12. Gifts can be picked up Dec. 20. Cash donations will also be accepted to help purchase gifts. Call 926-4236. Gifts are for kids birth to 18 and the price range is $20 to $30.

•RIGGINS — The Christmas Giving Tree will be displayed at Umpqua Bank through Nov. 30. Residents are encouraged to take a tag from the Giving Tree and help a family out this Christmas. Gifts may be taken unwrapped to the Riggins City Hall anytime; gift wrapping will be Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Riggins Community Center, 9 a.m. until finished. Food boxes will be readied Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Food boxes and gifts will be distributed Wednesday, Dec. 21. noon-3 p.m. Call 628-4020.


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