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It's Your Business: Chamber meeting on tap for Oct. 20

Apryl Farmer gets ready to let loose her dog, Marley, at the Grangeville Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races Oct. 8. The event was sponsored by Syringa Hospital and Clinics. Dogs competing from first to last place, their age and owners are as follows: Smokey, 4, (Shannon Wheeler); Sadie, 5, (Polly Mozingo); Hazel, 3 months, (Michaela Nuxoll); Marley 10, (Apryl Farmer); Biscuit, 9, (Megan Finke); Scout, 2,  (Lorie Palmer); and Rylie, 14, (Megan Thomas).

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Apryl Farmer gets ready to let loose her dog, Marley, at the Grangeville Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races Oct. 8. The event was sponsored by Syringa Hospital and Clinics. Dogs competing from first to last place, their age and owners are as follows: Smokey, 4, (Shannon Wheeler); Sadie, 5, (Polly Mozingo); Hazel, 3 months, (Michaela Nuxoll); Marley 10, (Apryl Farmer); Biscuit, 9, (Megan Finke); Scout, 2, (Lorie Palmer); and Rylie, 14, (Megan Thomas).



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It's Your Business Lorie Palmer 983-1200 lpalmer@idahocountyfreepress.com

Bulldog cards, to benefit the Grangeville schools music department, are on sale now at the school. Cards are $10 apiece and are also available at Grangeville Flower Shop, Seasons, Pizza Factory, Grangeville Country Club, Shear Magic and Crema Café.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 20. The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce is holding its quarterly meeting on that date. It will be at the Grangeville Country Club. Social time is at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner and program will commence at 6 p.m. At the meeting there will be representatives from the Ida-Lew Economic Development Council, Clearwater Economic Development Association, Idaho Department of Labor and the Small Business Development Center. They will discuss the services they offer for local businesses and take questions. Cost is $14.95 for a full meal with coffee included; other drinks are extra. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 17, to Jeff Kutner, jeff@grangevilleidaho.com.

Come to “Casa Uncorked” at The Gallery Wednesday, Oct. 19. Adults 21 and older are invited to paint and sip in a hands-on art class fund-raiser for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. Cost is $35 per person and includes one drink, art supplies and snacks. Call Sue at 983-2595 to sign up.

Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach will offer two upcoming fall enrichments classes.

The Joy of Hand Spinning is set for Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6 to 8:30 p.m., with instructor Kelsie Kettenburg at the Grangeville Elementary Middle School Community Room. Cost is $25. Obamacare will be offered Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Super 8 Motel, with Mike Fredrickson. Cost is $10.

Call Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 983-2164 or e-mail cnwilkins@lcsc.edu.

Back by popular demand! Oscar’s/Brodock’s is no longer closed on Mondays, due to the high volume of people asking for it to be open. So now the staff will just have Sundays to recuperate. Stop by and check them out on Grangeville’s Main Street.

Speaking of food, have you heard that Red’s River Café in White Bird is now serving breakfast? Every morning starting at 5:30 a.m. with Wendy cooking Tuesdays and Thursdays and Sheryl Clark cooking the other days (closed Mondays). Stop in and give their new meal a whirl.

Unclaimed property owners named in Idaho County

Unclaimed property lies in the possession of the State of Idaho awaiting to be claimed by residents.

The following is a selected list provided by the Idaho Tax Commission on Idaho County residents owed $25 or more in unclaimed property:

Cottonwood: Muriel B. Bash, Isabel Obrien; Fenn: Ryan J. Vincent; Grangeville: G.T. Anderson. Debra S. Davis, Jonathan D. Hughes, Tyko R. Isaacson, Thelma Keck, Randall Lilppold, Marie B. McHugh, Northwest Wireless DBA, Joan E. Sheppard; Kamiah: Imogene M. Bull; Sandra Locke Paddon, Teresa Norris, Beverly M. Perry; Kooskia: Estate of Rachel Aripa, Ron McKenzie, Tammie McKenzie; Riggins: Adara R. Carpenter, Bob L. Carpenter, Cooks Idaho Outfitters; White Bird: Corbey Reid, James R. Wenzel, Ruth Ann Wenzel.

Check on-line if you have unclaimed property by going to www.sto.idaho.gov and click on Unclaimed Property. For information write to Idaho Unclaimed Property, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-9101; call 877-388-2942 or 332-2942.

Oktoberfest was a fun event you can thank the Grangeville Merchants for. From the Flamingo Fun Run and Shirley’s dancers to the wiener dog races and bands, and everything in-between, what a good day. I regret to inform you all that our little chiweenie Scout did not win any prizes in the weenie dog race. In fact, she lost twice. However, it was still a lot of fun. Maybe next year ….

Now I am going to tell you something you probably don’t want to hear. I heard this on the John Tesh radio show last week and then I looked it up to confirm it. You know the pumpkin pie you eat every Thanksgiving and Christmas? Hold onto your shirts — it’s not pumpkin. You are eating squash. Apparently squash has more vitamins and is less pithy and stringy. FDA rules are lax on labeling on this as a pumpkin is a type of squash so the cans can be labeled “100 percent pumpkin.” I feel free to say this because I don’t care for pumpkin! You, on the other hand, may be saddened by this news .... or completely unaffected as you shout, “Where’s my pumpkin pie?!”



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