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Community Briefs: July 12, 2017

E-Free Church VBS set for July 19, 20

GRANGEVILLE – The Grangeville Centennial Evangelical Church (E-Free) will host a vacation Bible school (VBS) this week.

Children ages 4 through 12 are invited to show up at the church – no preregistration necessary – Wednesday and Thursday, July 19 and 20, 4 to 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 408 North College Street.

Bible stories, recreation and games, music, crafts and snacks will all be part of the evenings.

For questions call Connie at 858-414-4610.

Tribal youth wins drumming competition

PENDLETON, Ore. – Herschel Williamson of Kamiah won a first-place tie in the junior boys traditional category at the 23rd annual Wildhorse Resort and Casino Pow Wow, held in Pendleton, Ore. Williamson is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe (Nimiipuu). Hosted the first weekend in July, the event featured hundreds of dancers and drummers to compete for their chance at more than $90,000 in cash and prizes.

School supply donations sought for local use

Community Action, YWCA, Opportunities Unlimited and Real Life are partnering to bring school supplies to students in Mountain View Joint School District 244 and the homeschool community.

Donations will be accepted in collection barrels (along with a list of school supplies) in Grangeville at Syringa Hospital, Irwin Drug, P1FCU, Umpqua Bank and The Print Shop. Donation deadline is Friday, Aug. 11. Donations will also be accepted at the CAP office, 117 W North Street, YWCA, 221 W Main No. 21, Opportunities Unlimited, 318 ½ E Main St. and Real Life, 1005 Hwy 13, Grangeville. Makes check donations payable to OUI (Opportunities Unlimited)

Distribution day will be Tuesday, Aug. 15, Real Life, 1005 Hwy 13, Grangeville 5-6 p.m.

For questions call Heather at the CAP office at 983-0437.

Youth activities offered in Kamiah

KAMIAH — The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) of the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) and the Kamiah After-School Program (KAP) are hosting two free open gym events for area youth and families. In an effort to fill a void of a safe place to frequent and programming for the teens in local communities, the Kamiah High School Gym will be open as an option for kids with free time on their hands on Friday, July 14. K-7th grade youth and their families are welcome from 6-8 p.m. Activities for all 8th-12th grade age teens and their families are from 8:30-11 p.m. There will be organized games and competitions. Come on down for a free, healthy, family-friendly event, and remember “Families Who Play Together, Stay Together.”

For details, e-mail

Life Center to host evangelist Neil Houle

KAMIAH — Evangelist Neil Houle will be at The Life Center in Kamiah July 16-20 for a series of special summer services.

Houle is an American Indian from the Cree Tribe in Canada and here in the USA. He has been to the Life Center many times. Services are set for Sunday, July 16, 10:10 a.m., and 5:30 p.m., and then Monday through Thursday, July 17-20, at 7 p.m.. The Life Center is located at 4432 Highway 12 between Kamiah and Kooskia. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring your friends and family.

July 12 ceremony to feature aircraft display

GRANGEVILLE – Following last year’s multi-million-dollar runway and taxiway reconstruction project, the Idaho County Airport is inviting the public to a grand reopening ceremony today, Wednesday, July 12. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include participation by the Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club, which will put more than 30 planes on static display.

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