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Community Briefs - Nov. 8, 2017

Home driving tour brochures available

GRANGEVILLE – Brochures for the Grangeville Turn of the Century Home Driving Tour can be picked up at Bicentennial Historical Museum, 305 North College Street, Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. (winter hours) or call 208-983-2573. They are also available at The Idaho County Genealogical Society, 111 South Idaho Street, Grangeville, which is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Nazarene Church to host community Thanksgiving dinner

GRANGEVILLE – The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will host its annual community Thanksgiving dinner Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m., at Grangeville Elementary Middle School. Everyone is invited. The church provides all the food and there is no cost to attendees.

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.

Jessup to present on diabetes Nov. 14

GRANGEVILLE — The public is invited to join Syringa Hospital and Clinics staff for brown bag presentations by providers of SHC. The next presentation speaker and topic is set for Tuesday, Nov. 14, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., at the Soltman Center. Dr. Tema Jessup will present “Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes.”

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 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) 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.

Library activities set for Family Read Week

GRANGEVILLE — Come Celebrate Family Read Week at Grangeville Centennial Library Nov. 14 -16

Tuesday night, Nov. 14, from 4-6 p.m., will be “The Puppet Theater.” Join in for a puppet story time and puppet making from 4-6 p.m. The theme this year is “Tell Me a Tale.” This year is all about folktales, fables and family storytelling.

Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 15, the library story time is from 11-11:30 a.m. Join in reading prince and princess stories and make your crowns and tiaras.

Wednesday night at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, from 4-6 p.m., join in for lots of stations of fun activities like making masks, dioramas, raffles, prizes and a photo booth. Hot dogs and chips will be available for purchase by the student council.

Thursday night at the library, from 4-6 p.m., there will be a pajama party. Join in for folk tales, pizza and chess. The Chess Guy will be there, and the library will be announcing the Kaya American Girl Doll essay winner and giving away prizes.

Kooskia Tree of Sharing at Umpqua Bank

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.

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.

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.

Veterans Day chili feed set for Nov. 11

KAMIAH – The Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5407, will be holding its annual Veterans Day Chili Feed Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the post at 3376 Tamarack in Kamiah.

This annual event is held to honor veterans and their service to the country, both in times of war and peace. All veterans will be provided a free lunch of chili or soup and corn bread, dessert and beverage. Family and community friends are invited to share the meal with their veterans for a donation of $5 per person.

To volunteer or make donations to the chili feed, call Carolynn at 208-926-4795 or Cathie at 208-935-7925.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Nov. 15

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday Nov. 15, noon. This will be a Thanksgiving turkey dinner. 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 208-926-7776.

People First food drive to be held Nov. 11

GRANGEVILLE — Mark your calendars for this Saturday, Nov. 11, for Grangeville People First’s annual Food Drive for the Idaho County Food Bank. It will be held at Asker’s Harvest Foods from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The group will also be having a baked food sale at the same time and place with all proceeds donated to the food bank.

VFW meets tonight

GRANGEVILLE — Veterans of Foreign Wars Crea-DeHaven Post 3520 will meet tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center, 318 East Main in Grangeville. All veterans are invited to attend. The post also hosts a free breakfast for veterans from all eras of service on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 8 to 10 a.m. This Saturday’s meal includes sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy. It is also held at the Veterans Outreach. Call the center at 208-983-9387.

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, 208-983-0580;

God and Country group to meet for prayer, discussion

GRANGEVILLE — Moving forward in faith, individually and together, is what “God and Country Together” is all about. Bring the family and meet others who are like-minded. The group will meet Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. (6 p.m. meal), at the Veteran Outreach and Community Center in Grangeville; 318 E. Main.

The Texas shooting occurred in a rural town of 400, much like this part of Idaho. What are we to do? Join in to discuss these and related issues. Contact Chaplain Rayphe at 855-505-0020; www.CommunityChaplainCorp.Com.


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