As of Tuesday, May 2, 2017
On my drive home today, within a few miles of my house, I saw grass so green it hurt to look at it, fruit trees in blossom, turkeys strutting their stuff, intermingled with a herd of whitetails, elk galloping about, what a beautiful site. And the rain continues. I feel badly for farmers, ranchers, loggers, etc., who have a hard time working because of the endless rain and mud, but soon we may be complaining about the hot and dry weather.
Any teachers or other school workers a little stressed out right now as the school year comes to a close? Julie Rose of Rose Wellness and Stacy McCusker of Vital Movement Therapy have a deal for you. To honor the work you do with our community’s children, whether you are a teacher, aide, administrative staff, cafeteria or maintenance worker, anyone who works at a local school, they are offering 15-minute massage or bodywork for free. Times are available on Friday, May 5, and Friday, May 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. Call Rose Wellness at 451-4179. I’ve worked with both of these wonderful women and highly recommend either of them.
Don’t be alarmed when 200 motorcycles come roaring into Kooskia on Sunday, May 14. Kyle Petty, former NASCAR driver and commentator, will be rolling into Kooskia enroute to Missoula on his 23rd annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride across America. If you want to meet Kyle and the other celebrity riders, they will be at the Kooskia Old Opera House theater around noon. They are raising money to send children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses to a summer camp called Victory Junction. On this year’s ride they will travel from Portland to Minneapolis in eight days. Check out his web site www.kylepettycharityride.com. Kyle has raised more than $17 million for Victory Junction and nearly 8,000 children have attended camp for free.
Are you ready for another election? Yeah, me neither, but we have one coming up on May 16. Five seats are up for election on the Syringa Hospital Board. There are some folks running for re-election and some new faces who want to get involved and think they can help. Some people may not be too concerned about this race, but if you or a loved one ends up needing hospital care, you may care a lot more about who’s running the place. Early voting is open now, so I encourage you to find out who’s on the ballot and what they bring to the table. You can cast your ballot at the courthouse the next time you’re in Grangeville, or vote at your regular polling place on election day. There are some other districts with elections that day too, so check the Idaho County Free Press and see what you’ll be voting on or call the courthouse at 983-2751 if you have questions.