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Community Briefs: May 17, 2017

City cleanups in Cottonwood, Grangeville

Clean up your junk in two city-sponsored events in Cottonwood and Grangeville.

Citywide cleanup in Cottonwood is ongoing through June 1; residents, businesses, organizations and schools are encouraged to participate. Roll-off bins are available at the corner of Idaho and Second South Street to use for yard waste, branches and inert items; no household trash, animal wastes, hazardous materials (paints or chemicals, for example) or tires. Call city hall, 962-3231.

The City of Grangeville’s annual cleanup event is May 22-26, held to help residents start yard cleaning for the summer and overall improve community presentation. Items must be placed at the curb for pickup. To get on the pickup list, call city hall, 983-2851, with your name, address, and general list of items to be collected.

Kamiah Legion Hall to host Bingo Friday

KAMIAH – American Legion Post 75 in Kamiah will have Bingo this Friday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 618 Main Street. All adults are invited to play.

White Bird Days Art Show & Sale set for June 17

WHITE BIRD – The White Bird Days Art Show & Sale, hosted by the Salmon River Art Guild, will be Saturday, June 17, at the IOOF Hall in White Bird. Admission is free, and the show is open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact

Girls sought for Triple Bar Drill Team; sign-up is May 22

GRANGEVILLE — Triple Bar Drill Team sign-up meeting will be Monday, May 22, 5:30 p.m., in the Grangeville City (Pioneer) Park. Call Tracy Sharp with questions at 451-4335.

Camas Prairie Preschool open house is May 21

GRANGEVILLE – Stop by Camas Prairie Preschool (next to Lions Park) this Sunday, May 21, noon to 3 p.m., for an open house.

Meet teacher Ms. Danielle, tour the classroom and let co-op members answer any questions regarding the preschool program. Any questions, call and leave a message at 983-5219.

Eagles benefit breakfast is this Saturday

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Mountain Rescue Unit invites the public to the Eagles Benefit Breakfast at the hall Sunday, May 21, beginning at 7 a.m.

All proceeds will go to Grangeville Mountain Rescue Unit training costs to help better skills to benefit the community.

2017 nurses training scholarships available

GRANGEVILLE — The 40 & 8 and LeFemmes are offering scholarships to Camas Prairie or surrounding community residents who will be enrolled in college level nursing education programs for Fall 2017. The 40 & 8 is an honorary Veterans Service Organization and the LeFemmes is the Ladies Auxiliary of the 40 & 8. Each year the two organizations work together to raise funds for one or more nurses training scholarships. Interested nursing students may contact Katrina Bentley at 827-2476 or for an application. The closing date for applications has been extended until June 15. A cash award will be given based on available funds before July 1.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for May 17

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, May 17, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. All are welcome. Call 926-7776.

PES concerts will be May 23, 24

COTTONWOOD — Prairie Elementary has two spring concerts upcoming.

Prairie 5th and 6th grade bands, the 4th grade and Prairie Youth Choir, a volunteer choir of students in 4th-7th grades, will present their concert on Tuesday evening, May 23, 7 p.m., also in the PES gym.

The Prairie Elementary School concert featuring students ages preschool - third grade will be held Wednesday, May 24, 1 p.m., in the PES gym. Preschool will start off the program at 1 p.m., followed by 3rd, 2nd, 1st and ending with kindergarten.

All are invited to attend. The music students are under the direction of Cottonwood teacher Laurie Karel.

Camp Gifford offered for local kids

DEER CREEK, WA – Who doesn’t love camping by the lake?

Idaho County boys and girls ages 8 through 12 from income-qualifying families are invited to spend a week at Camp Gifford, July 17-21. A $25 non-refundable fee is required of all eligible families; however, scholarships may be available. Transportation is provided to this camp which is 40 minutes north of Spokane.

Children will have the opportunity to swim, fish, do crafts, boat, play sports, stay in cabins and have campfires.

Camp Gifford is sponsored by The Salvation Army. A family of four can make $3,747 per month and qualify for the camp.

Contact Heather McFrederick at Community Action Partnership in Grangeville at 983-0437;

‘God and Country Together’ event is May 17

GRANGEVILLE – Everyone is invited to the Veteran Outreach and Community Center in Grangeville, 318 E. Main, Wednesday, May 17. Meal is at 6 p.m. and service at 6:30 p.m. Call 855-505-0020. Sponsored by www.GodandCountryTogether.Com.

Memorial Day activities set for Grangeville

GRANGEVILLE – Memorial Day services for Grangeville are set for Monday, May 29.

A cemetery service is set for Prairie View Cemetery at 9 a.m. by the flag pole (veterans memorial). No seating is available.

Master of ceremonies will be American Legion Post 37 commander Morris Bentley and prayer will be by pastor George Casteel.

There will be a Veterans of Foreign Wars presentation and the presentation of wreathes and poppies, as well as a salute to fallen comrades by the local honor guard.

A community service is set for 11 a.m. at Grangeville High School. Bentley and Casteel will also be present and In Flanders Fields will be read by Esther Owen. Quilts of Valor presentations will take place as will a military salute.

Guest speaker will be Mike Peterson, First Sergeant, retired, US Army. Taps and prayer will end the ceremonies.

Cemetery cleanup set for May 20

CLEARWATER — Cleanup day at the Clearwater Cemetery is set for Saturday, May 20, starting at 9 a.m. Bring hand tools and weed eaters.

A budget meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Clearwater IOOF Hall. Call 926-7355.


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