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It's Your Business: Chili cookoff set for this Saturday in Grangeville


Approximately 120 people attended the Feb. 25 Lincoln Day Dinner at the Greencreek Community Hall, presented by the Idaho County Republican Central Committee. Besides food and a series of speakers, the event included a fund-raising auction of donated items. The evening’s auctioneer was Lapwai-area rancher Shane Arnzen.

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Approximately 120 people attended the Feb. 25 Lincoln Day Dinner at the Greencreek Community Hall, presented by the Idaho County Republican Central Committee. Besides food and a series of speakers, the event included a fund-raising auction of donated items. The evening’s auctioneer was Lapwai-area rancher Shane Arnzen.



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It's Your Business Lorie Palmer 983-1200 lpalmer@idahocountyfreepress.com

Did you say chili?

Get on down to the streets of Grangeville this Saturday, March 4, for the annual Grangeville Merchants’ chili cookoff. Taste local chili concoctions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A variety of businesses are participating including Asker’s Harvest Foods, Home Grown Quilts, Grangeville Builders, Early Bird Supply, P1FCU, Irwin Drug, Larson’s, Evergreen Suites, Lindsley’s Home Furnishings, Les Schwab, Nu4u, United Country Musick, Central Idaho Properties (at Ray Holes Saddle Shop) and Cash and Carry.

And if you’re looking for some fun, check out www.idahocountyfreepress.com for some chili trash talk from some of the local businesses. Last year’s winner and holder of the trophy is Gil Teter at Early Bird. He’ll be defending his title again this year with Gilly’s Chili.

Backroads Diner in Kooskia will start serving a Sunday breakfast buffet this Sunday, March 5. It will run from 8 a.m. to noon and cost $10.95. So, if you’re hungry Sunday morning, check it out. They have also had a sign up on the window for quite a while that they are looking for a daytime server. Call 926-0833.

The Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance program has once again granted $500 toward the mathematics and science programs at Grangeville Elementary Middle School.

“Our local Exxon Mobil dealer, The Depot, is the issuer of the local grant,” explained Dr. Susan Anderson, GEMS principal.

Last year, the grant was used to purchase a UV goggle cleaner for the middle school science lab. This year our school will purchase hands-on math materials to help our students develop a solid understanding of number sense and develop a deeper understanding of the foundations of algebra.

“GEMS is deeply grateful to The Depot for their ongoing support of our math and science programs,” added Anderson.

Unclaimed properties listed

Unclaimed property lies in the possession of the State of Idaho awaiting to be claimed by residents.

The following is a selected list provided by the Idaho Tax Commission on Idaho County residents owed $25 or more in unclaimed property:

Dixie: Ralph H Bromlet, Grangeville: Harold H Conley, Shane M Mahoney, John F. Mchail, Judy R. Merrill, Davis Terry Painter, Harvella Spengler, James Webb, Dale L. Whitney, Vladimir Yakovlev; Kamiah: Augie C D. Hightower, Legal Research, Gregory Lovedahl, Violet Mendenpoll; Kooskia: Edwin F. Arnold, Florence A. Arnold; Kevin R. Bentley; Richard H. Foster, Steve Montague, Mary Rodrigues; Thelma I Cassel; Riggins: Norman F. Zimmerman; Stites: Gerald Oneil, David Pruitt, Arthur A. Urwin.

Check on-line if you have unclaimed property by going to www.sto.idaho.gov and click on Unclaimed Property. For information write to Idaho Unclaimed Property, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-9101; call 877-388-2942 or 332-2942.

Lt. Jerry Johnson with the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office will present the program Finding the Lost in Idaho County Tuesday, March 14, This is through Lewis-Clark State College, Grangeville Outreach, and it will be held at the Idaho County Courthouse. Cost is $15.

To sign up, contact coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 983-2164 or e-mail cnwilkins@lcsc.edu.

Mark your calendars for a couple of upcoming events: The Joe Wilson St. Paddy’s Day White Bird Sausage Feed is set for Sunday, March 12, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the IOOF Hall. Also, Sts. Peter and Paul School will host its annual Chocolate Fantasy event March 18, 5:30 p.m., at the school’s gym.

Stop by Second Hand Treasures in Fenn this Saturday, March 4, to get 50 percent off everything! Call 983-5549. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The Mountain View School District 244 “Use of Force” policy passed at the Feb. 27 meeting held in Kooskia. Unfortunately, I was not able to be there as my mom is currently in the hospital. More about the Use of Force policy at a later date!

Speaking of my mom; thanks to everyone at Syringa Hospital for the great care. Especially to doctors Jessup and Told, and nurse Tabitha and CAN Kaylin for their excellent care and great attitudes.



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