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Community Briefs - February 8, 2017

Public invited to county schools discussion Feb. 13.

GRANGEVILLE — “Public Education in Idaho County - The Focus and the Future,” will be the theme of an open forum Monday, Feb. 13, at the Grangeville Senior Citizens’ Center (108 Grangeville Truck Route).

The doors will be open at 6 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. School superintendents (or their representatives) from all four school districts within Idaho County will give an overview of concerns, challenges and accomplishments. Presentation will be followed by discussion topics provided by audience questions. Several districts will include information about upcoming levy elections.

Refreshments will be served. This informational, non-partisan forum is sponsored by Idaho County Democrats. For details call 983-3763 or 983-2821.

Public invited to March 6-9 Lenten Parish Mission at St. Mary’s Church

COTTONWOOD – The public is invited to attend a Lenten Parish Mission on March 6-9 at St. Mary’s Church in Cottonwood, featuring Catholic lay evangelist Richard Lane.

The three-day event starts at 7 p.m. each evening and is presented by St. Mary’s Tri-Parish Community. Lane is featured on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), and Catholic Radio around the world.

For information: 962-3214 or visit Lane’s website:

St. Mary’s/Holy Cross Parish Dinner Feb. 26

KEUTERTVILLE – The 40th annual St. Mary’s / Holy Cross Parish Dinner is set for Sunday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Keuterville Hall.

Dinner Includes roast beef, tossed salad, green beans, ham, fruit cup, homemade rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade desserts. Prices are $9 for adults; $4 for grade school kids first through sixth; and no charge for kids younger than first grade

Bingo will be played all day long and a raffle drawing is set for 4 p.m.

Thanstrom on NNU dean’s list

NAMPA —Northwest Nazarene University recently announced the dean’s list for fall semester 2016. To be eligible for this academic honor in the College of Arts and Sciences, a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average while taking at least 12 graded credit hours of classes at the undergraduate level.

Included on the list is Savannah Thanstrom of Grangeville. She is the daughter of Rick and Michelle Thanstrom and is a 2016 homeschool graduate.

Faith Lutheran sets month’s activities

KAMIAH — Faith Lutheran Church in Kamiah, 6th and Idaho Streets, has a schedule of church activities for February.

Worship services begin at 11 a.m., every Sunday. Weekly Bible studies continue on Thursdays with the men meet-ing at the bakery at 7 a.m., and the women meeting at 10 a.m., at the church. The women are studying Martin Luther’s 95 Theses as part of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

A Valentine’s soup and sandwich lunch will be prepared and served by the Lutheran church Thursday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at the Presbyterian church located at 620 7th St. This lunch is for the community as a thank you for ongoing support of the Emergency Feeding Outreach program. There’s no charge; however, a small donation would be appreciated.

The annual Valentine’s brunch will be at the Hearthstone Bakery in Kamiah after Sunday worship on Feb. 12, 12:15 p.m. This is a no-host brunch.

All are welcome at Faith Lutheran Church. Pastor Gail Hart can be reached at 790-4515.

Marriage conference is this weekend, Feb. 10-11

GRANGEVILLE – An XO Marriage 2017 global simulcast conference is set for Feb. 10-11.

Produced by and hosted by Real Life Grangeville, cost is $25 per couple, $15 per individual. Child care for those birth to 10 years is available for an additional cost through Little Bear Daycare (aka Wee Watch Day Care). To register, visit or call 717-1080.

Kids invited to bowl Feb. 25

GRANGEVILLE – The Extreme Adventure Club for kids will offer bowling at Camas Lanes for kids 8 to 18 Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 to 4 p.m. Beverages and snack provided, no cost. Call now to register, 983-2667 or e-mail

These monthly events are organized by Partners Inspiring Community Health (PICH). March will feature bike safety.


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