As a thank you to their customers, Lucky Star Auto Sales is holding a customer appreciation giveaway of a 58-inch Samsung smart TV. Now through June 30, each vehicle purchase will earn three drawing chances, and a test drive will earn one drawing chance.
Lucky Star is located at the Idaho Street intersection, 331 West Main Street, staffed by owner Mike Hauger and salesman Troy Benefield. For information, 983-0860.
Everyone is looking forward to the end of tax season and wants to celebrate! The Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach Center is hosting a Relax After Taxes event on Thursday, April 20, 5 – 7. P.m. It’s open to anyone 21 and older. Stop by and laugh and share a draft. $5 tickets will provide you with pizza and some great giveaways!
Welcome Marty and Kate Buck, new owners of the White Bird General Store.
Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach has a Bed and Blessings Tour coming up at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood. Sister Carol Ann Wassmuth will offer the tour which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $38. Call coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 983-2164 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Free Press editor David Rauzi had this to say about a recent experience he had at a Grangeville business: “Appreciated the great customer service couple of Sundays ago, April 2, for a plumbing concern. Installing my wife’s new kitchen faucet setup resulted in some frustrating associated leaks. Dan White at Ace Home Center in Grangeville spent time walking me through my options and the hardware I needed, and how to go about the repairs. It worked perfectly with all that help.”
Don’t forget local 4-H’ers and FFA students: Wednesday, April 19, 6 p.m., at CHS Primeland in Grangeville, nutrition consultant Tucker Cool will offer a free livestock nutrition clinic. RSVP to 983-1745 so Primeland knows how much pizza and soda pop to get.
Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, there will be the gun show at Hoot’s Café in White Bird, starting at 9 a.m. There will be an admission charge; if you need information, call 839-2265.
Unclaimed properties 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: Bruegeman Ben Estate, Jeremy David Huberty O’Leary, Elk City: Henry F. Shuck; Grangeville: Nathalia Kharitonova, David Milton, Vicky L. Milton, A .G. Scheldorf, Matthew Uhlenkott; Kamiah: Brad D. Hendren, Claricia A. Kassel, Gja McLamb, Darrelle Perry, Bernice Peterson, Steve Schilling; Kooskia: Edwin F. Arnold, Florence A. Arnold, Cheryl P. Hatch, B.Hoffman, Diane Hurley, Mountain West Ins Agency, Lou Thurlow; Pollock: William A. Sakrison; Riggins: Douglas Hays, Hays Engineering; White Bird: Juanita K. Wilson.
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.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 23, for the Third Annual Purse Auction at Cottonwood Community Hall, starting at noon.
All proceeds from this event go toward helping domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Idaho County.
Right now, donations are needed for the auction. Drop off items at The Hangout in Cottonwood, Cottonwood Community Credit Union in Craigmont, the YWCA office in Grangeville or the USDA office in Nezperce.
For details call Kristy at YWCA at 983-0888 or Debbie at The Hangout at 962-7383.
Speaking of the above, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. You may have noticed the teal ribbons on many of the posts and light poles in Grangeville and other communities that are bringing attention to this.
Last week was crime victims’ rights week while April 17-23 are “Tabletop Week” days: Look at local restaurants for information.
April 26 is “Denim Day.” Wear denim to show support that a victims’ clothes should never justify an assault.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host its Idaho Chapter Banquet Saturday, April 22, 5 p.m., at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. Call 839-9990 for tickets; tickets will not be sold at the door.
McNamee Colt Co., in White Bird will be offering some upcoming horse clinics. These are set for April 29 and 30 and May 20 and 21.
Tim and Shantel McNamee are the owners and trainers. Call them at 839-2882 to inquire about the clinics.
Would you like to help with a geology mural at Grangeville Elementary Middle School? Students, teachers, parents and former students, as well as community members (middle school age and older), are invited to the school Saturday, April 22, starting about 8:30 a.m. Principal Dr. Susan Anderson said this was former teacher Mr. Willig’s idea and art teacher Mr. Phillips is in charge with funds for supplies provided by the GEMS PTA. Sounds fun, so show up if you are interested!
Did you know:
•Idaho harvests an annual average of 1.3 billion potatoes, 30 percent more than our closest competitor, Washington.
•Idaho ties for first place with Washington when it comes to producing dozens of varieties of onions.
•More than 50 percent of the nation’s trout selections come straight from Idaho. It’s a $58 billion industry, which also means Idaho is the largest trout producer in the world.
•The Silver Valley alone has produced more than $4 billion in precious metals since 1884, making Idaho one of the top 10 mining districts in the world.