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Community Briefs: March 1, 2017

Patriotic concert set at GEMS March 2

GRANGEVILLE — A musical introduction to U.S. history and the United States Constitution will be held Thursday, March 2, at the Grangeville Elementary Middle School multipurpose room, 6:30 p.m.

The fourth and fifth grade choir, under the direction of Mrs. Carla Astle, will be performing with the Grangeville High School Varsity Blue Choir. The program is entitled, “Take Your Hat off when the Flag Goes By.” Varsity Blue is under the direction of Mr. Phillip Golde.

All are invited to attend; there is not a cost.

Miniature art sale set for March 18

WHITE BIRD — The Salmon River Art Guild is hosting its annual March Miniature Madness Show and Sale on Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PST) at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird. Admission is free. This is a great opportunity to come visit the artists and enjoy/purchase the artwork, which includes paintings, ceramics, textiles, cards and more. All items are “miniature” in size and are priced at $50 or less. Contact:

County orchestra seeks new members

Do you play a stringed (or other C) instrument? The Idaho County Orchestra is looking for new members. They describe themselves as a fun group of people who enjoy playing music together. They rehearse once a week, Thursdays at 7 p.m., at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd Street. Those who are interested feel free to stop by on a Thursday evening.

GHS senior project presentations set for Wednesday, March 8

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville High School Senior Project presentations will be open to the public Wednesday, March 8, 6 - 8 p.m. Presentations will take place in the GHS cafeteria. All are invited.

WB Rodeo queen tryouts set for March 18

WHITE BIRD – White Bird Rodeo will host its queen tryouts Saturday, March 18, at 1 p.m. (PST).

Young women between the ages of 14 and 18 residing in Adams, Idaho, Lewis, Nezperce and Valley counties are invited to try out.

For questions call Kami Fogleman at 983-1726 or 983-8779.

SMH to host support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia

COTTONWOOD — Sister Barbara A. Bielenberg, director of mission services at St. Mary’s Hospital, will be facilitating a support group for those who are caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Sister Barbara is an RN of more than 45 years. She said it can help to share with others who are experiencing the same kind of caregiving. She also provides necessary educational information. The group usually meets once a month. The time of day or evening can be adjusted to accommodate those involved.

If interested, call Sister Barbara at St. Mary’s at 962-3251 extension 8239, or her cell at 509-455-6602. Leave a message and your call will be returned.

American Legion to host meeting tonight

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Post 37 will meet tonight, Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans and Community Center located at 318 E. Main Street. Plans for the upcoming legion birthday and community awards event will be discussed as well as the second district convention. All community veterans are welcome. For questions contact Morris Bentley at 983-5535.

Bingo on tap for Friday

KAMIAH – Bingo is set for the American Legion Hall in Kamiah, Post No. 75, this Friday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. The hall is located at 618 Main Street. Call Ron at 935-0294.

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 Memoral 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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