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Toni Baker 983-7701

— Are you ready for it? Do you have the proper glasses for viewing? Well, I’m talking about the solar eclipse that will take place on Aug. 21. This is the first one of a total solar eclipse to occur since 1918 that will cover the entire country. You will be able to see it from 19 counties here in Idaho.

Then get ready for the brightest meteor shower on Aug. 12. “This is to be the brightest one recorded in human history and the next one will not happen for another 96 years.” They are predicting that even during the day you may be able to witness it.

Beth’s Custom Painting and Swiftwater RV are both looking for some help. If you like to paint give Beth a call at 208-839-2433 (H) or 208-983-4241 (cell) and call Anna at 208-839-2700 for information on these jobs.

Last attempt is being made before the Aug. 31 deadline on updating the community calendar. Call for changes on this, as each line they have listed gets charged for. If your family has deceased members or new ones you want put on there, give them a call. Many numbers have been disconnected due to cell phones and the ladies need your help. They have all the photos and stories that are needed, but updates are what they need help with. Call Linda at 208-839-2329(H) or the library at 208-839-2805.

Food Bank pickup is the 3rd at 12:30 p.m., Deer Creek Highway Dist. Meeting will be on the 7th at 7 p.m., City Council will meet on the 9th at 6 p.m., and the SRAG will be meeting on the 10th at 10 a.m. There will be no Chamber meeting this month and will resume again in September and the Yoga classes are still every Monday and Wednesdays, 10 a.m., at the WBARD Building. I hear they are having lots of fun so go check it out.

Kooskia Days will be the 4th thru the 6th and The Raspberry Festival takes place on Sunday the 6th at St. Gertrude’s. Something for everyone so plan on attending.

Reminder! Starting Aug. 5 you will be required to dial the 208 area code along with the number you are dialing as we (yes Idaho) are getting another area code (986). All current numbers will stay the same, if you happen to get another number or new cell, it will have the 986 area code attached to it. New numbers will start being assigned Sept. 5. Don’t worry, if you goof up, you will get the recording telling how to dial your number. Good ‘ole technology.

Birthdays for the last of July and first of Aug are: Lasetta Taylor Montgomery, Emily Brown (30), Kobie Pils, Cressis Holes (31),Lorinda Norton (1), Alex Pineda (2), Abbigail Boone, Janis Comrie, Rachel Minter, Sandra Davis, Dave Mundt, Carol Cash, Mat Ellibee(3), Thomas Cullin (4), and Dylan Roemer, Jeffery Pineda, Brad Mundt and Susie Brust (5). In memory of Erna Bentz (31).

Anniversary wishes go out to Darla & Bonner Brumley.

TidBits: One descendant of a pioneer family wrote: “All these places are gone now, not a sign that anyone ever lived there except maybe a few rusty cans lying about, or parts of an old cook stove. Maybe a piece of a rock foundation here, there. A lot of hard work for the pioneer people, as all they had was an axe, maybe a saw to put these homes together. They didn’t always have nails, some made their own wooden pegs. If our ancestors could see what we waste every day, they wouldn’t be very proud of us. Sometimes I am not too proud either of our frivolous ways. I have my doubt if a fourth of this nation could survive if they had to go back and live like the pioneers.”

This is very well said, and it is a shame that we waste so much…we could never live like them!


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