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Clearwater Valley News: Help clean up Stites this Saturday


Norma Staaf 208-993-0689

— Great to see all of the Nez Perce Tribal members in Kamiah for spring general counsel meetings last week. The three-day event at the Wa-A-Yas Center included meetings, presentations and booths from tribal leadership, tribal staff and affiliated groups. The week ended with elections for the Nez Perce Tribe Executive Committee. Bill Picard, McCoy Oatman and Casey Mitchell won council seats 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

Last Thursday, the Clearwater Valley boys track team faced some tough competition at the Meet of the Champions in Lewiston. Pole vaulters Trey Pfefferkorn and Mika Rives vaulted to an impressive 1-2 finish while Cole Olsen ran hard taking third in the 1,600 meters and second in the 3,200 meters.

Stites is in the midst of spring cleanup week ending with a potluck picnic at the Stites City Park on Saturday, May 13. The city will provide hot dogs and burgers; bring a side dish if you want to come. They are looking for volunteers to clean up the city property beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Simmons Sanitation has stationed a dumpster at Bridge Street to make it easy for people to clean up their yards. Call the Stites city hall at 926-7121 if you have questions.

You are invited to the Kooskia Opera House around noon on Sunday, May 14, to meet Kyle Petty, former NASCAR driver plus other celebrity motorcycle riders on their Charity Ride from Portland to Minneapolis. They are raising money to send children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses to a summer camp. They are planning on 200 motorcycle riders so you will hear them coming! Check out his website

Remember, Syringa Hospital Board elections are on May 16, at your normal polling place. Five seats are being contested, great to see all of the interest from people wanting to be on the board. Call the courthouse at 983-2751 if you have questions.

If you haven’t been to beautiful downtown Clearwater lately, here’s your chance. On Saturday, May 20, from 1- 4 p.m, you are welcome to come to “Dessert at the Museum.” The Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road are celebrating the fourth anniversary of their history museum at the Clearwater Grange hall with dessert, coffee and tea. The event is free, but donations are happily accepted. If you have questions about the event, call Carole if 926-7465, Susanne at 926-4278 or Linda at 926-4606.


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