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Clearwater Valley News: Drop used solar eclipse glasses at libraries


Norma Staaf 208-993-0689

— Are you wondering what to do with your eclipse glasses? April Blankenship at the Kamiah library told me the library district is collecting used solar eclipse glasses for Astronomers without Borders. (Who knew there was such a group?) They will stockpile them and distribute glasses to schools in South America and Asia for the 2019 eclipse. It’s a great way to recycle your glasses and help some kids safely enjoy the eclipse in the future. You can just drop them off at any Prairie River Library Branch- Kamiah, Kooskia, Lapwai, etc.

When I stopped for a latte at Higher Grounds Coffee in Kamiah the other day, I noticed Melissa’s Lunch Box food truck has moved “catty corner” (diagonally opposite) across the lot from their old spot. Melissa’s is now offering a drive thru pickup window. Just call 208-935-8316 to order ahead. Foods include burgers and fries, burritos and tacos. They have added breakfast burritos, ham croissants and other breakfast items to their menu.

One of the Kamiah Barbecue Days events is the Track Attack 5 km fun run, walk and roll (strollers). The high school students are organizing this as a fund-raiser to resurface the running track. You can register ahead by filling out a form at Higher Grounds Coffee or the Log Yard. If you register ahead of time it costs $10 for adults or $5 for youth up to age 12, or $15 to register the day of the event. If you want a T-shirt it’s another $10. The Track Attack begins and ends at the Kamiah High School at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2. Grab some friends and family and get some Saturday morning exercise around the streets of Kamiah. If you can’t make it to the event, but want to help with the track project, Kamiah High School Track and Field is happy to take donations.

The weekend will be jam-packed with events too numerous to mention- parades, arts, quilts, food booths, kids activities, live music, dancing, karaoke, beer garden, classic car show and the free barbecue dinner from 5- 7 p.m., Saturday night. For a full listing of events check “Kamiah, Idaho… a great place to live, work and play.”


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