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It's Your Business: Melting Pot Café opens; Harpster RV has new owners

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Lacy Alm and her son, Dax, are shown here. Alm won $300 in the recent Free Press Snapchat contest.

Snapchat photo Lacy Alm and her son, Dax, are shown here. Alm won $300 in the recent Free Press Snapchat contest.


Lorie Palmer

Congratulations to new 2018 Border Days Queen Micaela Farris and Princess Bella Klapprich.

Does Micaela sound familiar? Maybe that’s because she’s been the Border Days Princess for 2017. I believe, as far as I can tell, Micaela is the first young lady to serve as both princess and queen. Historians? Correct me if I am wrong.

Anyway, I know both these girls and they will do an outstanding job representing the rodeo and Idaho County in general. Both of their moms (Amy and Melissa) have also served in various royalty positions in their high school days. Princess Bella’s aunt, Kami Miller Fogleman, was not only Border Days Queen but was also Lewiston Round-up royalty.

I heard Mike Johnson announce in the parade that Asker’s Harvest Foods provided the eggs for the annual egg toss each day. Thank you! The egg toss is always super fun. During the three-day period this year, 3,786 people participated. Wow!

A big thanks to Cash and Carry Marketplace for providing red, white and blue popsicles to all the children in the Border Days kiddies parade following the route last week. There were some hot and thirsty little ones and they needed that snack.

Poker run to benefit Animal Ark ready to roll Saturday, July 22

The Southfork River Motorcycle Rally 2017 will be host to a poker run Saturday, July 22, with all the proceeds going to Animal Ark Lost and Found. Cost is $20 to sign up. It all starts at River Clan Saloon MP 15/5 between Stites and Harpster at 10 a.m. The second stop is the Kamiah Hotel Bar and Grill at 10:30 a.m., with stop three at the Nezperce Hotel and Bar at noon. Stop four will be at the Trestle Brewing in Ferdinand at 1 p.m., with stop five at the Triangle Tavern in Grangeville at 2 p.m. Th run will end back at the River Clan Saloon at 3:30 p.m. There will be prizes and burgers at the end and live music afterword. All are invited to come out and ride, party and support Animal Ark Lost and Found. For details call Dori at 983-0366, or The River Clan Saloon and ask for Chuck at 926-4514.

I think Lacy Alm is one of the luckiest people I know. She wins contests all the time, as do her kids. You know why? They enter them! She took the time and entered the Free Press Snapchat contest every day, July 1-4, and she won $300! Good job, Lacy!

Beware of the nasty scammers again (still!). Melinda Hall (KORT) recently received a scam phone call that was a computer-generated woman’s voice saying, “this is the legal department for the IRS … enforcement action has been taken, there is tax fraud against your name.” It further instructed her that in order to avoid jail time and to take care of this before it goes to magistrate court, she needed to call 442-444-6592.” This has been reported to the local authorities, but be aware that even though these can sound very real, the IRS does not call like this. If there is an issue, they will send a letter.

Did you see the “Melting Pot Café” (Formerly Hong Fa) in Grangeville had its grand opening last week? The Gomez family got right in there and they are cooking up a storm! They are making authentic Mexican food, Chinese food, and unique salads. Call 983-1701.

Grand opening for Harpster Store and RV Park will be Sunday, July 30, to welcome the new owners Will and Michelle Sherriffs. A rib cookoff between Monte and Will is set with food coming off the grill about 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per plate and $2 beers.

Don’t forget to check out the Northwest Air Tour of the Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club, at the Idaho County Airport, today, Wednesday, July 12, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The club will have about 40 antique planes on static display. This is also the grand opening for the reconstructed runways at the airport.

Kamiah Chamber of Commerce will host its general meeting tonight, Wednesday, July 12, at the Welcome Center (Chamber Building) with a 6:30 p.m., potluck dinner and 7 p.m., meeting.

Fred and Judy Mercer will be recognized for their 40 years of heading the Kamiah basketball camp as well as their many years of service to Kamiah schools and community.

Syringa clinics will be offering free sports physicals.

Tuesday, Aug. 1, physicals will be offered at the Syringa Primary Care Clinic, 722 West North Street, Grangeville, 4 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 2, physicals will be given at the Syringa Kooskia Clinic, 1 to 5 p.m., 022 N. Main Street.

It was a volleyball weekend in Lewiston (LCSC) with games Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Local participation included both Kooskia’s Clearwater Valley and ladies from Grangeville High School. Both of these schools have new coaches. Mikel Harrington Sears is a 2011 graduate of CVHS, and Cheyenne Hudson is a 2004 graduate of GHS. Both are happily back coaching at their alma maters.

I spent the games chatting it up with Lara Smith from Three Rivers in Lowell / the Kooskia Motor Inn (also the Clearwater Valley Elementary librarian and co-track coach with her husband, Mike). We got caught up on everything from kids and work to the eclipse, Las Vegas and circus news. A great visit. She and daughter, Martha, who will be a freshman at CV this fall, spent some time with 99-year-old grandma Martha Engledow, too.


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