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Community Briefs: Nov. 1, 2017

Don’t be Ninja-like with your Christmas news. Get all your holiday information in to the Free Press by Nov. 10 for inclusion in the Holiday Showcase 4 Weeks of Christmas special section. Call Lorie at 208- 983-1200; e-mail; fax 208-983-1336; or stop by 900 West Main Street, Grangeville.

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Don’t be Ninja-like with your Christmas news. Get all your holiday information in to the Free Press by Nov. 10 for inclusion in the Holiday Showcase 4 Weeks of Christmas special section. Call Lorie at 208- 983-1200; e-mail; fax 208-983-1336; or stop by 900 West Main Street, Grangeville.

Local grads named in U of I summer session

MOSCOW – The University of Idaho has announced its list of 2017 summer session graduates from the region:

Jakob R. Canup, Craigmont; Joseph Rodriguez, Kiley A. Northrup, Ann M. Abbott, Grangeville; Bailey D. Nygaard, Kamiah; and Sarah A. Willis, Kooskia.

Lutz, Russell receive honorable mentions from national PTA contest

GRANGEVILLE — GHS seniors Kate Lutz and Hailey Russell each received an honorable mention at the national level for their PTA Reflections projects.

After winning awards of excellence at the state level, their projects went on to national competition. Lutz was entered in the literature category while Russell’s work was in the photography section.

Inghrams to present program in Kooskia Nov. 4

KOOSKIA — “Scenes and Sounds of Nature” by Roger and Janice Inghram will be held at Kooskia Community Center Saturday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. The 45-minute video includes many local species of mammals, plants and birds. This is free to the public and refreshments will be provided.

Sign up for gifts through Tree of Sharing now

GRANGEVILLE — Low income families in Grangeville, Harpster, Clearwater, Fenn or White Bird, are welcome to sign up their children up for the Grangeville Tree of Sharing. To have your child’s wishes placed on the tree, you will need to sign up at the Department of Health and Welfare (C Street in Grangeville) starting today, Nov. 1, but no later than Dec. 8. Anyone having questions may contact Linda at 208-983-2300. Those from other communities will need to sign up for the tree in their area.

Tree of Sharing sign ups at Umpqua Bank in Kooskia

KOOSKIA —Sign up for the Tree of Sharing by Dec. 8 at Umpqua Bank, 001 Main Street, Kooskia. This is for children ages 0-18 who are in need and live in the Kooskia, Stites and Clearwater areas.

Tags will be available for the community to help fulfill wishes. Cash donations also accepted. Call Umpqua Bank at 208-926-4236. Gifts can be picked up Dec. 20.

Save the date for Nov. 20 Naval Academy information session

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville High School’s college and career readiness specialist will be hosting an information session about the Naval Academy Monday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., at the GHS library.

The target audience is 8th to 11th grade students, and their parent/guardian. Home and private-school students are welcome as well.

Community invited to pray Nov. 11

GRANGEVILLE – The community is invited to gather for prayer at the Soltman Center (across Main Street from the hospital) in Grangeville at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Dinner, raffle, Bingo set for Ferdinand

FERDINAND — Assumption Parish of Ferdinand will be holding its annual dinner and raffle Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at the Ferdinand parish hall.

A roast beef and ham dinner and dessert will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for adults is $10, K through 6th grade is $5, and preschool and under eat free. There will be a presentation of quilts to area veterans at 2 p.m. The raffle drawing will begin at 4 p.m. with more than 20 chances to win mostly cash prizes. Bingo will be played all day.

Free lunch for veterans set for Nov. 10

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Post No. 37 invites all community veterans and their families to a free luncheon on Friday, Nov. 10, in celebration of Veterans Day. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center located at 318 E. Main Street, Grangeville. Lunch is provided through donations from Asker’s Harvest Foods, Judy Lindsley, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 37 and the Vets Center. Contact Post Adjutant Don Owen at 208-983-1191.

Fall dinner, bazaar to be held in Kamiah Nov. 12

KAMIAH — The annual fall dinner and bazaar is set for Sunday, Nov. 12 at St. Catherine’s Parish Hall, 7th and Idaho streets, in Kamiah. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for those interested in playing Bingo or viewing the items in the silent auction and country store.

A turkey dinner that includes dessert and beverage will be served from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are available at the door. Adult tickets are $8, children 8 and younger cost $4.

The country store will feature crafts and homemade treats. In addition to Bingo, other activities will include children’s games, face painting and drawing for prizes. Tickets for the prize drawing may be purchased the day of the bazaar or in advance from any parishioner. The prize drawing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on bazaar day.

The silent auction will be conducted during the dinner with bids accepted until 3 p.m. Numerous quality items will be available for auction.

This annual fund-raising event is coordinated by St. Catherine’s Altar Society.

Cottonwood schools awarded grant for mixer

BOISE - The Idaho State Department of Education recently awarded $111,967.94 in federal grant funding through its Child Nutrition Programs to help 11 schools across Idaho purchase new equipment for their National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Idaho received the funding through the United States Department of Agriculture Equipment Assistance Grant. Individual grant awards funded new equipment including walk-in freezers, a salad bar and a 40-quart mixer.

Among those included in the grant was Cottonwood School District which received $7,709.04 for a 40-quart mixer.

Fresh swags available; order by Nov. 6

BIG CEDAR — Fresh holiday swags are available through the Big Cedar Homemakers. Order by by Nov. 6.

Call Suzanne Stephens at 208-926-4704.

Swags will be delivered in Grangeville Nov. 15, and in Kamiah/Kooskia Nov. 20. Cost is $15 each.

Hope Center offers classes for teens, young adults

GRANGEVILLE — Are you a teen or adult who is going to be buying a used car or renting an apartment soon? Do you feel that you need some information on what to look for, what questions to ask, what to avoid? Would you like to have your high school teenager learn more about these subjects? Hope Center, located next door to the Crema Café at 111 N. College St. in Grangeville, offers classes in these subjects.

The classes can be taken one-on-one or in a small group of friends that you bring in, and they can be taken anytime. All of the classes are free, and when completed, participants can earn Mammoth Bucks to spend around town or Crema Café coffee certificates. Call Hope Center to make an appointment: 208-983-0093. Hope center is open Mondays 1-5 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 1-4 p.m.

Veterans sought for Nov. 10 GHS assembly

GRANGEVILLE – Local veterans are sought to take part in the Grangeville High School Veterans Day Assembly set for Friday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.

Veterans can RSVP to host Wyatt Perry, 208-507-0655; or to GHS history teacher Pat Sullivan, by calling 208-983-0580;

Bingo set for this Friday night in Kamiah

KAMIAH – Bingo will be held at the American Legion Hall, Post No. 75, 618 Main Street, Kamiah, this Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. Call 208-935-0294.

Six-week workshop to focus on caregivers

GRANGEVILLE — Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. This class can also be for parents who are caring for children with special needs and/or severe emotional disturbances. This is designed to help caregivers who care for individuals across the lifespan.

The class will be held Tuesdays, Nov. 7-Dec. 12, noon- 2:30 p.m., at Real Life Church. To register call 208-983-8590. Suggested donation is $10 to help with the cost of the book. (Not required in order to attend class). Classes will be led by Maja Ledgerwood, LCSW, and Jennifer Griffis. Class size is limited, registration is required.

Soup canteen set for Nov. 9 in Kamiah

KAMIAH – Area residents are invited for the soup canteen lunch Thursday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to noon at the Presbyterian Church in Kamiah.

American Legion to meet tonight

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Post No. 37 will hold its November meeting tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center at 318 E. Main. Plans for Veterans Day and other upcoming events will be discussed. All community veterans are welcome. Call Post Adjutant Don Owen at 208-983-1191.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for today

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for today, Wednesday Nov. 1, 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. Call 926-7776.


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