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It's Your Business: Kooskia splash pad to open June 24; Ferdinand clinic gets new veterinarian

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JJ the cat from ACE Home Center is seen here with a $201.25 donation check for Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF).

Contributed photo JJ the cat from ACE Home Center is seen here with a $201.25 donation check for Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF).


Lorie Palmer

Freedom Northwest Credit Union (Kamiah/Kooskia) will present the new splash pad at Kooskia City Park this Saturday, June 24, noon. Wear your swimsuit, get a hot dog and see how the new splash pad works!

Have you seen the bevy of bunnies by Prairie Land and Timber on U.S. Highway 95 in Grangeville? Kim Chenoweth reminded me of this and said the folks there feed them pellets all year. There are also quite a few at the Grangeville Visitors Center, she said, as well as in Mt. Idaho. At PLT, people drive through to see the bunnies all the time. My daughter has stopped before to try and get close enough to pet one, with no luck so far.

The Riggins Motel, 615 South Main Street, is under new management; stop in and get acquainted. Call 628-3001 or toll free 1-800-699-6739.

Ferdinand Vet Clinic is excited to announce a new veterinarian joining the team this month: Elizabeth Bolan, DVM.

Dr. Liz graduated from Kansas State University with a doctor of veterinary medicine in 2016 and spent the last year practicing mixed animal veterinary medicine and surgery in Johnson City, KS. She was born in Tampa, Fla., but lived most of her childhood in Germany with her US Military family. Her veterinary interests include medicine, surgery, and preventative care in horses, cattle, birds and other exotics and wildlife.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Liz loves to hike, run, horseback ride, volunteer in Boy Scouts of America and play piano and bass clarinet in church.

Jim and Linda Kern are the new owners of the property where the ETC Shop is located in Riggins. They will continue to house the ETC Shop that raises money for ASK, After School Kids program, for the Salmon River kids.

Animal Rescue Foundation was recently handed a check from JJ the cat at ACE Home Center (photo, bottom of page) in Grangeville. JJ the rescued cat convinced shoppers to buy marked pet toys and the generous owners of ACE donated a portion of those sales to the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) to help build a shelter. ARF president Sara Espeland said, “We thank you JJ the cat and ACE for the $201.25 that will help us build the shelter!” Come to the Grangeville Centennial Library summer reading program June 29 for a free JJ the cat coloring book and learn how to make a dog chew toy. Visit the ARF site for information and a link to donate:

This just in from Gloria Taylor of Harpster with the “Save the Kooskia Opera House” committee: “We are experiencing a current lull in contributions and it has us worried... we’re only halfway to the purchase price. We know there are still people out there that have been thinking about saving this beautiful historic building and bringing it back to a wonderful cultural center for the area. We need your help! We are working on a float for the Border Days parades. Watch for a possible open house!. We have decided to do an extravaganza with Kooskia Days so come on down the first weekend in August.”

It’s tick season and Animal Ark wants to remind everyone to check their pets (and themselves and kids!) regularly.

As always, the best prevention against ticks is avoidance. Walk your dog along clear paths, away from wooded areas during tick season. Keep brush and grasses short near your property. A tick’s preferred host is a dog, although it will also feed on humans. The American dog tick is a primary carrier of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a disease that can be fatal to humans in severe cases, and can cause canine tick paralysis, which can be fatal in dogs.

According to Animal Ark, the following list of products work best (better than the collars):

Revolution - topical one month cats and dogs; Nexgard - topical one month, dogs only; Petlock - (Kooskia Feed) topical one month cats and dogs; Frontline - (Camas Vet Clinic, Grangeville), topical one month cats only; Bravecto - (Camas Vet Clinic, Grangeville) oral tablet three months, dogs only.


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