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Community Briefs - Sept. 21, 2016

Parks Family to be at Stites Gospel Lighthouse

STITES – The Branson, Missouri, family, the Parks Family Singers, will be at the Stites Gospel Lighthouse on Main Street this Sunday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. All are welcome.

SRAG art show set for Oct. 1-2 at center

RIGGINS — The Salmon River Art Guild extends an open invitation to all regional artists, 18 and older, of fine art media to enter the 2016 Regional Art Show in Riggins Oct. 1 and 2, at Riggins Community Center, just behind the Chevron Gem Stop.

Prize money of up to $1,175 will be awarded in the following categories: oil/acrylic, watercolor/water media, other (pastels, drawing, etc), sculpture, photography landscape and photography open. The event judge for the show is Valeria Yost of Clearwater.

The public will be invited to view the show Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (MDT) and Sunday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.(MDT). Special rates are being offered to attendees at the Salmon Rapids Lodge. Call toll free 877-957-2743 for reservations, and ask for the “Salmon River Art Guild” group rate.

For details write to: SRAG, PO Box 32, White Bird, ID 83554 or call Nancy Gresham at 839-2493, Kathryn Van Acker at 839-2808, or Gloria Teats at 839-2305 or contact by e-mail:

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for today, Sept. 21

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s luncheon is set for today, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 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.

Hospice training set for Sept. 21, 22

GRANGEVILLE — Syringa Hospital and Clinics Hospice is conducting a two-day training program for mature and caring individuals who desire to volunteer with the only area hospice.

The training program will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 21 and 22, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Soltman Center. Lunch will be provided both days. Preregister by calling Cindy at SHC Hospice at 983-8550.

Free community breakfast is Sept. 28

KAMIAH – A free community breakfast is set for St. Catherine’s Parish in Kamiah, located at 7th and Idaho streets, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Cross Country Fellowship set for this Saturday in Grangeville

GRANGEVILLE – Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship will be having an Italian-themed potluck this Saturday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m., in the fellowship barn.

Bring a friend and favorite dish to share. The event is set for 43 Whitetail Drive, three miles south of Grangeville. Call 983-0112.

Brown Bag program to focus on homesteading in Hells Canyon

GRANGEVILLE – Patricia Keith will present the program “Hells Canton The Homesteading Years,” next Wednesday, Sept. 28, noon to 1 p.m., at the Bicentennial Historical Museum. This will be the last Brown Bag of the year.

Today. Mark Gravatt of Grangeville will present “Idaho Aviation History” at noon.

Life Chain set for Oct. 2

GRANGEVILLE — National Life Chain Sunday is Oct. 2. Those interested in participating will meet at Heritage Square at 2 p.m. The life chain will be formed from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Main Street’s sidewalks. The purpose is to have an hour of prayer concerning abortion, while holding signs that people passing by can read. This will be Grangeville’s seventh year participating in the Life Chain.

People can visit for more information or they can call Angela at 451-4715 or e-mail

Sheriff to host firearms event

KAMIAH - Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings will host a 2nd Amendment firearms shooting event Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the AFD training facility, 1410 Kidder Ridge Road in Kamiah. Demonstrations and competitions are part of the activities planned.

There will be multiple shooting stations from basic to advanced, and some competition shoots with prizes. A “demo” station to try different weapons from compact pistols to assault rifles also will be available. Gun and ammo vendors will demonstrate some weapons and accessories which will be available to try at one of the shooting stations. Giddings also will give a speech on 2nd Amendment rights in Idaho County.

Free hot dogs, hamburgers and snacks will be provided. The event is open to all ages and skill levels. Children older than 11 with a parent are encouraged to participate.

Those wishing to participate in the shooting events will need their own handgun, holster and ammo. Other weapons, including assault rifles, are welcome at the demo station.

To attend, RSVP to Jim Gorges at or 935-5734. More information is available online at

Free meal for veterans, families set for Sept. 30 at veterans’ center

GRANGEVILLE — The next complimentary meal for veterans, service members, and their families is planned for Friday, Sept. 30, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Grangeville Veterans’ Center on East Main Street (across from Pine Tree Community Credit Union).

The menu planned is oven-fried chicken, cheesy potato casserole, hot vegetable, tossed salad, Watergate salad, chocolate cake, and beverages.

The meal and camaraderie are in gratitude for military service and for the sacrifices of the families.

Future TLC4Vets meals in 2016 are planned for Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16.

For questions, call Trinity Lutheran Church at 983-0562. Program coordinator Paul Turpin, MSG (R), or Pastor Mike Musegades, LCDR, USN (ret), will return your call.

Look for information on this and future TLC4Vets activities in the Idaho County Free Press. Future notices will also be posted inside the Center.

GCF grant applications due Sept. 30

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Community Foundation will be accepting grant applications through Sept. 30. Grangeville organizations are encouraged to apply for grants that benefit the community.

Grangeville Community Foundation was established locally and funded by those interested in assisiting Grangeville organizations with funding sources. A number of awards have been made to area groups during the past several years.

For questions email or contact a GCF board member: John Bennett at 983-3096, Kristi Brooks at 451-6082, Kristy Imus at 507-1152, Mary Jahn at 983-5962, Andrea Solberg at 983-2475, or Jane Spencer at 983-2254.

Donations sought for Oct. 1 chili feed in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — The community of Clearwater is celebrating fall with the Fifth Annual Grange Chili Feed Saturday, Oct.1. The chili feed proceeds support grange activities. This is set for the Clearwater Grange Hall, on Sally Ann Road, between 4 and 7 p.m.

The menu will be chili with all the trimmings, cornbread, desserts, and beverages. Donations will be taken for the meal. A silent auction will also be held that evening. The Elk City Wagon Road Museum will be open during the feed.

Donations of food are needed: chili, cornbread, desserts and silent auction items. To volunteer or donate call Carol Bonanno at 926-7465.

Red Cross needs all blood type donors to maintain supply

During National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply for patients in need.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming local blood donation opportunities include the following:

•Orofino, Sept. 28, noon to 6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13610 Freemont Ave.

•Grangeville, Sept. 29, noon to 6 p.m., Grangeville Armory, 105 NE 4th Street.

Marriage, family seminar on tap for Oct. 14 in Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD – Couples are invited to a one-day seminar, “Marriage and Family – The Basics” to be held in Cottonwood on Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. No cost for the evening event; however, a freewill offering will be accepted.

Presenter is Chris Padgett, a speaker, musician and author who has traveled the country for more than a decade communicating Christ’s love and forgiveness. Using music, humor and message, Padgett will explore the nine basic principles that will assist marriages.

The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Tri-Parish, and the Youth Ministry Program.

For information or to request baby-sitting during the session: Julie Arnzen, 962-3464, or

Rummage, baked food sale set for Oct. 7, 8 at St. Catherine’s

KAMIAH – Saint Catherine’s Church in Kamiah is having a rummage sale and bake food sale Oct. 7 and 8.

The ladies of the Altar Society coordinate the event as a fund-raiser for the parish. They will be open for business Friday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to noon.

On Saturday shoppers can fill a bag with items and pay only $2.

The event is located at the Parish Hall at 7th and Idaho in Kamiah.


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