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Community Briefs: March 29, 2017

County Easter information sought

All Idaho County Easter information is requested for printing in upcoming editions of the Idaho County Free Press and The Shopper.

Breakfasts, services, egg hunts and other activities are sought.

E-mail or call 983-1200.

Drug, alcohol trends town hall meeting set for April 5

KAMIAH — Would you like to know more about the extreme changes in the drug and alcohol culture – specifically its effects on today’s youth? Plan to attend a free drug and alcohol trends education community town hall set for next Wednesday, April 5, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Kamiah Middle School Gym.

Danielle Cochran, Drug and Alcohol Education Coordinator for the Cottonwood Police Department will present the program and facilitate community conversation about drug and alcohol use.

This educational meeting is supported by the Cottonwood Police Department, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Kamiah Marshall’s Office, and the Upriver Youth Leadership Council.

Contact Cochran, 962-3231,; or the Upriver Youth Leadership Council,

Two members sought for Grangeville Centennial Library Board

GRANGEVILLE – Two positions are open for those interested in serving on the Grangeville Centennial Library Board.

Among the duties of board members is to appoint librarian and assistants as needed, meet to form policies and operations of library, superintend care and maintenance of the building and grounds, encourage public use of facility, and help increase circulation and use of library and materials.

The five-person board meets the third Thursday of every other month. Prospective members must live within city limits. Each member is appointed and can serve up to two five-year terms.

For information, call the library: 983-0951.

St. Mary’s blood drive set for April 3

COTTONWOOD — The Cottonwood community blood drive is scheduled for Monday, April 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the community hall.

Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. Each day, patients across the country receive approximately 38,000 units of this life-saving resource. This year alone, as many as 4 million patients will require blood transfusions, as accident victims, people undergoing surgery, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer and other diseases.

Any healthy person age 17 (or 16 in Idaho with signed parental consent) or older and weighing at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate blood. Valid identification is required for all blood donations.

Appointments are helpful and appreciated; call Brenda Kaschmitter or Donna Quick at 962-3251 or go online at to make an appointment.

Mark calendars for April 29 equine program

KOOSKIA – Calling all horse lovers. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 29.

The Back Country Horsemen of North Central Idaho will sponsor an “Equine Educational Experience,” at the Kooskia Saddliers Arena on U.S. Highway 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Demonstrations throughout the day will include Dr. Kim Wolfrum with Evaluating for Dental Care from 10 to 11 a.m.; Dr. Kim Bartholomew with Movement Analysis and Correction from 11 a.m. to noon; Shane Hendren with Principles of Horseshoeing from noon to 1 p.m.; and Jim Renshaw with Cargo and Pannier Packing from 1 to 2 p.m.

Grangeville VFD reunion dinner is April 1

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville All Fireman Reunion Dinner is set for Saturday, April 1, at the Eagles (C Street) at 6 p.m. To RSVP call Grangeville City Hall at 983-1380.

All past and present GVFD firemen and their families are invited to a reunion dinner. Meat will be provided; bring a salad or dessert to share and a beverage of choice.

BPC Volunteer Fire Department hosts annual meeting

CLEARWATER – The BPC Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual meeting at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8. The meeting will be a potluck dinner with meeting to follow, and will be held at the Clearwater Grange.

For information, contact 451-5438.


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