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Community Briefs - Sept. 28, 2016

Grangeville screenings set for birth to age 5

GRANGEVILLE — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Oct. 13 and 14 for children ages birth to 5. The screener will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding their development. The screening is free and will take approximately an hour to complete and will be held at the Grangeville Christian Church between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 983-1671 to schedule an appointment.

Clearwater Grange chili feed is Saturday

CLEARWATER – The fifth annual chili feed will be at the Clearwater Grange Hall (Sally Ann Road) Saturday, Oct. 1, 4-7 p.m. There will be several varieties of chili, cornbread, desserts and beverages. Donations will be taken for the meal.

This fund-raiser helps the grange with its maintenance and utilities for the year. The grange is a community hall that is used by many groups each year.

The Elk City Wagon Road Museum will be open during the evening. The museum is located in the grange hall and tells the story of transporting the supplies to the gold camps in the Elk City area in the late 1800’s. There are also many displays that show Clearwater area life in this era.

There will also be a silent auction that evening with many donated items. To donate or volunteer or for any questions, call Carole at 926-7465.

Rummage, baked food sale set for Oct. 7, 8

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.

‘Marriage and Family – The Basics’ seminar 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, contact Julie Arnzen, 962-3464, or

Summit Mystery Night set for Oct. 8

COTTONWOOD — Summit Academy’s Mystery Night is less than two weeks away, Oct. 8, and tickets are going quickly. Only a few of the 350 tickets are left; call the school today at 962-5650. Tickets are $125 for dual admission, and include dinner of tri-tip or chicken, two free drink tickets and entry into the raffle.

The night also features a silent auction with something for everyone to bid on.The main event comes after the live auction when the raffle begins. Every 10th ticket drawn in the raffle wins a $100 prize until there are only 10 remaining tickets. Those ticket holders come onstage for prizes and entertainment after each elimination. The last ticket remaining at the end of the night wins the grand prize of $10,000. The grand prize is redeemable at any of our fine sponsors: Lindsley’s Home Furnishings, Sonnen Meats, Les Schwab Tire -Grangeville, B and A Performance Auto, Intermountain Feed and Mercantile, Hoene Hardware, Chesky Woodworking and Cottonwood Foods.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Oct. 5

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Oct. 5, 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.

Kooskia Saddliers host queen tryouts

KOOSKIA — Kooskia Saddliers will host 2017 queen tryouts to coincide with its last play-day of the year, Oct 8. Tryouts begin at 10 a.m. If it rains, the event will be rescheduled to Oct. 15.

Queens must have a horse available for 2017 and be between 12 and 18 years of age. Call LeAnn Nelson, 935-5805, or Louise Haukedahl, 935-5680.

Pumpkin carving contest, White Bird Recreation open house set for Oct. 29

WHITE BIRD — A pumpkin carving contest and decorating party are set for Saturday, Oct. 29, at the White Bird Recreation District. An open house for the district is also set for the same day.

Bring a pumpkin and join the fun of carving and decorating. Prizes will be awarded. Feel free to bring the pumpkin you grew, but tell organizers ahead of time so a picture can be taken. Prizes will be awarded for the homegrown pumpkins as well.

Contact Brenda at 839-2303 or Charlotte at 839-2653.

The White Bird Recreation open house is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Visit with Steve, Dean and Christie who have been working this past year for the Recreation District’s grounds and building. Future plans are displayed on the walls as well as feedback from residents. Some of the future projects include the bathrooms, outside parking and grounds. Cake, coffee, water and punch will be served.


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