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Community Briefs: Feb. 22, 2017

Feb. 25 prayer meeting for pastors, public set for Soltman Center

GRANGEVILLE — All pastors in Grangeville and vicinity, together with their spouses and ministry leaders, and those who want to pray together, are invited to a prayer meeting Saturday, Feb. 25, noon, at the Soltman Center in Grangeville. The assembly will spend an hour or so in prayer for each other and for their churches, and the needs of the various communities represented, and for our nation and its leaders in this the new administration, the Congress and the judiciary. 

For information, Dick Lasse at 253-651-7759.

Give blood at local sites

Several upcoming blood-giving opportunities are available through the Red Cross. Make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming opportunities include the following:

•Kooskia: March 8, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Clearwater Valley High School, 4643 Highway 13.

•Kamiah: March 14, noon to 6 p.m., St. Catherine’s Church, 407 7th Street.

•Nezperce: March 7, 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Nezperce High School, 615 2nd Ave.

Donations sought for CV ‘Safe and Sober’ night

KOOSKIA – The Clearwater Valley High School class of 2017 is seeking donations for its ‘Safe and Sober’ graduation celebration. Students and parents have been running concessions, selling food and hosting raffle drawings to raise money so far.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can make a check to “CVHS Seniors 2017” and send it to Danyel Morrow, 2858 Highway 13, Harpster, ID 83552. Receipts can be provided for tax purposes. Material donations can also be picked up. Call 553-6075.

Revival set for Mountain Shadows

GRANGEVILLE – A weekend revival is set for Mountain Shadows Baptist Church, 215 North C Street, March 3, 4 and 5.

Guest speakers and musicians include Gary and Judy Porter from Cowboy Church, contemporary Christian artist Jason Schuster, Pastor Mike Andrews and director of missions Lee Mowery.

The Friday night youth bash will run from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday morning worship is 9:45 a.m. to noon and break-out sessions will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday morning with Schuster will begin at 10 a.m.

For questions call Pastor Vic at 451-5547.

Free cooking classes set to begin in Riggins March 3

RIGGINS — Free cooking classes will be offered in Riggins beginning March 3. These “Cooking Matters” classes are sponsored by the Idaho Food Bank in partnership with the Salmon River Seniors Nutrition Education Program. The classes run for six weeks and are held every Friday from 2-4 p.m. at the Riggins Community Center.

Topics include preparing nutritious and delicious food on a budget and using safe cooking techniques. Participants receive a bag of free groceries after each class to take home and prepare for their families while practicing the skills learned in class. Those who complete the course receive a recipe book, graduation certificate, and a gift bag. Call Linda Hieter at 628-3780 to reserve a place in the class.

Marriage seminar set for March 3, 4

GRANGEVILLE — A local marriage seminar event is set for March 3-4. “The Art of Marriage” will be held at the Super 8 Motel. It will start Friday, March 3, and will run 5:45-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 4, 1-7:30 p.m. (with a one hour break for dinner 4:30-5:30 p.m.). Don DuFrene and his wife will be hosts to the event.

The fee is $10 per couple to defray some of the cost for the materials. In addition, Super 8 will offer a 10 percent discount to anyone staying the night for the seminar. Call 983-1002 for reservations.

To attend the marriage seminar call DuFrene, at 792-1662 to RSVP by March 1.

Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship to be held this weekend

GRANGEVILLE — Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship will be meeting Saturday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m., in the fellowship barn of Gary and Judy Porter at 43 Whitetail Drive just south of Grangeville. Judy will be serving chicken and noodles. Bring a side dish to share and bring a friend.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon is March 1

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, March 1, noon.

Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church.

There is no charge for the luncheon; however, a $5 donation per person is appreciated when possible. All are welcome. Call 926-7776.

Second annual VEST Fest fund-raiser set for March 11

KOOSKIA — VEST (Valley Educational Support Team — InVESTing in School and Community) will host its second annual fund-raiser Saturday. March 11, at the Outpost/Opera House in Kooskia.

The event starts at 6 p.m. with student performances. There will be a social and silent auction that will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner, catered by Stephanie Duclos, at 7 p.m. A live auction will commence at 8 p.m. For those who would like to dance, deejay Bruce Nuxoll will provide music.

VEST provides funds for specific projects for the CV schools that may not be generally funded through general budgetary processes. It has provided tablets for K-2 elementary students, TI48 Graphing Calculators for the math classes at CVHS, as well as scholarships for the Ray Bowles and Bud Springer Memorial Award winners. The main fund-raisers come from monthly and annual sponsorships, as well as the VEST Fest.

Tickets for VEST Fest are $20 each and can be purchased from Cindy Dahler at CVHS, or Lara Smith at CVES.


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