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Grab a huckleberry shake at the Log Yard

Free Press / Norma Staaf
The Kamiah cemetery looks patriotic for Memorial Day.

Free Press / Norma Staaf The Kamiah cemetery looks patriotic for Memorial Day.


Norma Staaf 208-993-0689

— The Kamiah cemetery always looks so patriotic for Memorial Day, with many large flags flapping in the breeze. People were streaming in on Friday placing flowers. (see photo)

I stopped at the Log Yard restaurant in Kamiah for a huckleberry milkshake. (It’s just the thing on an 80-degree day!) I learned from Crystal the exciting news that Dawn Marie just got a full liquor license and will start serving drinks in addition to food. It’s a cozy little place, with a simple menu and some interesting specials.

If you’re driving through Kooskia, look up and you will see a primate standing on the roof of the Hometown Diner. Rumor has it, he’s a sasquatch! He is holding up a thick burger for all to see. Hometown advertises they have the best burgers around. I haven’t tried them yet, but the sasquatch recommends them.

If you see some classic cars driving through next weekend, they may be heading to the Long Camp Classics on the Clearwater car show. It’s at the Long Camp RV Park, on U.S. Highway 12, one mile east of Kamiah on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a fund-raiser for the Kamiah Emergency Feeding Outreach (EFO) program. If you want to check out the cool old cars, bring four canned goods. Cash donations for EFO are also appreciated. If you have a car to enter, or want to have a vendor booth, each cost only $10. Call Chris or Connie at 935-7922.

If you like blues music, there are a couple of bands coming to the Kamiah Hotel in June. Rafael Tranquillino on June 9, and Too Slim and the Taildraggers on June 22. Bonnie Schonefeld told me she has danced all night to both of them. Not too many chances to hear blues in this area, so check it out.


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