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Community Briefs Oct. 18, 2017

The 2017 Clearwater Valley High School Homecoming queen and king are seniors (L-R) Grace Denham and Wade Schilling. The pair was announced at last Friday’s Oct. 13 game against Potlatch, which ended 52-12 (CV win) at halftime due to player injuries suffered by the visiting team.

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The 2017 Clearwater Valley High School Homecoming queen and king are seniors (L-R) Grace Denham and Wade Schilling. The pair was announced at last Friday’s Oct. 13 game against Potlatch, which ended 52-12 (CV win) at halftime due to player injuries suffered by the visiting team.

Winter hats, gloves sought for senior project

GRANGEVILLE — Do you have winter hats and gloves you don’t have a use for? Grangeville High School senior Anthony Nadiger’s senior project includes collecting these items for local kids in need.

Collection boxes are currently located at GHS, Cash and Carry Marketplace, Asker’s Harvest Foods, and Larson’s. Boxes will be out until Nov. 10.

Grangeville Community Hymnsing set for Oct. 29

GRANGEVILLE – The Fifth Sunday Community Hymnsing will be held at the Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle Sunday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Offering will be taken for the Traveler’s Aid Fund. For a special musical number to be provided by your church, notify Joyce Wikoff at 208-983-1047.

Teen Read Week Lock-In set for Oct. 20

GRANGEVILLE — Teens ages 12 and older are invited to a Library Lock-In event Friday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., to midnight, at the Grangeville Centennial Library.

This Teen Read Week event will include Post-it art, paint bookends, book spine poetry, coloring pages, movies, computer games, pizza and a popcorn bar.

RSVP by today, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 208-983-0951.

Free health screening set for Riggins

RIGGINS — A free health screening and visit with a benefits counselor is on tap for next Tuesday, Oct. 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Riggins Community Center. All are invited. Plan to bring Medicare or other insurance information and drug list for a private counseling session and plan to stay for lunch at noon. Screenings will be for diabetes (A1C), blood pressure, body mass, and mood index. Call Linda Hieter at 208-400-0116.

Community breakfast on tap for Oct. 25

KAMIAH — The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfasts are held every month on the last Wednesday of each month. St. Catherine’s Catholic Church is located at 7th and Idaho streets in Kamiah. The breakfast this month will be pancakes, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice. St. Catherine’s invites all in the community.

GHS financial aid night set for Oct. 24

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville High School will be hosting a financial aid night Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the GHS library. Start time will be 6 p.m. Courtney Robinson from Lewis-Clark State College will be giving a generic presentation on the different types of financial aid and how to fill out the forms. There will be literature available that evening, and Robinson will be on hand to answer questions after the presentation. Call 208-983-0580 for questions. Everyone is welcome to attend.

American Red Cross blood drive in Kooskia Oct. 19

KOOSKIA – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Kooskia on Thursday, Oct. 19, noon to 5:45 p.m., at Valley Bible Church, 319 North Main Street.

God and Country group to meet Oct. 18

GRANGEVILLE — Recent events have introduced many issues for Christians. Gun control initiatives and other legislation are foremost on the minds of many. What is a Christian to do? These and other issues will be addressed tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 18.

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. This is set for 6:30 p.m. (meal at 6 p.m.), at the Idaho County Veteran Outreach and Community Center in Grangeville, 318 E. Main. For questions call chaplain Rayphe at 855-505-0020; log onto www.CommunityChaplainCorp.Com.

Brats and Brew Fest this weekend in Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD – It’s time for the annual Brats and Brew Fest.

Prairie Community Library will feature a live auction and silent auction at the fund-raiser Saturday, Oct. 21.

Auction items include a Thanksgiving week package at Aspen Timeshare in McCall, a Mongoose 24-inch, 21 speed mountain bike donated by Rogers Motors; an 18-hole round of golf for four donated by Grangeville Country Club; a steel standing steel coat rack made and donated by Advanced Welding; an Ertl Big Scoop John Deere dump truck donated by Bell Equipment; a Duragloss Deluxe Detail Kit for vehicle donated by Hometown Auto & Ag, and many more items.

A dinner, no host bar, live music by the Coffey Twins is also planned. Tickets are available at the library, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 208-962-3714, or stop by 506 King Street, basement of the Cottonwood Community Hall. Advanced ticket price is $25 per person, or $30 per person at the door the evening of the event.

Pinehurst Quilters auction, craft show set for Oct. 21

RIGGINS — Pinehurst Quilters will be holding its annual quilt/craft auction Saturday, Oct. 21. Doors open at noon for preview, starting with a treasure table filled with gifts for purchase, and then the live auction begins at 1 p.m.

This event is being held at the Riggins Community Center. Auctioneer Jim Adair will get things rolling with auction items that include a king-sized quilt, queen-sized quilts/ baby quilts, wall hangings, table toppers, placemats, women’s handbags and more. Refreshments will be served and chances at door prizes will be available. Proceeds help other non-profit organizations in the area.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Oct. 18

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for today, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 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 208-926-7776.

Harpster craft fair set for Nov. 4

HARPSTER – Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 4, for Harpster’s 29th annual craft fair. This is set for the Harpster Community Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 208-983-1436 for details.

GHS Fall Concert set for Thursday, Oct. 26

GRANGEVILLE – The Grangeville High School Fall Concert is set for Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Concert band, choir and Varsity Blue select choir will all perform under the direction of music teacher Ms. Rasmussen.

Free health screenings, SHIBA volunteer at senior center Oct. 20

GRANGEVILLE — The Partnership for Healthy Communities will be offering a free health screening at the Grangeville Senior Center Friday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A SHIBA advisor will also be available to assist those who want to review their Medicare D plans. Bring your drug list and Medicare card.

Winter sports meeting set for Oct. 26 at CVHS

KOOSKIA — Clearwater Valley High School’s winter sports meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., in the library. Coaches will be there to have their sport-specific meetings to distribute handbooks and go over team rules, practices, etc. For questions call Kolby Krieger, athletic director, at 208-926-4511 ext 4017 or (cell) 208-935-5693.

Veterans Center to host appreciation dinner

GRANGEVILLE — The Idaho County Veterans Association is hosting its first supporters appreciation dinner Saturday, Oct. 21, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center.

Everyone who supports the center is invited to attend. There will be a wine tasting by Clearwater Canyon Cellars of Lewiston with a variety of appetizers by the Canteen Grill. There will also be a silent auction and music.

The center provides central location for veterans to find information about their benefits and to network with fellow vets. It is also a venue for the community to hold meetings, host events and drop in for a tasty meal. The public is invited to attend the evening’s festivities at the Veterans Center located at 318 East Main Street.

American Legion 37 meeting set for Oct. 21.

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 37 will have its monthly meeting on Saturday, Oct. 21, noon, at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center. The meeting will start with a potluck lunch. Members are encouraged to bring their dues of $35 for 2018. Updates from the district convention will be provided. Call secretary Pearl Bentley at 208-983-4417.

‘Spider-Man’ set for Oct. 20 in Kamiah

KAMIAH — Come watch a movie the whole family will enjoy at The Life Center, 4432 Highway 12, in Kamiah on Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to enjoy the action-packed super hero movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Admission to the movie is free. Concessions will be available. This event is sponsored by the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and ImpactYM. E-mail with questions.

Veterans, families invited to dinner, presentation

GRANGEVILLE — The Trinity Lutheran Church will be having a TLC4Veterans and Military Families complimentary dinner this Friday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center. Bratwurst, potatoes and dessert will be served. The dinner will be preceded by a guest speaker, Jenneane Musegades, attorney-at-law. She is a VA Benefits Certified Attorney and will speak about VA benefits for long-term care and aid, assistance pension, and the process for financial eligibility for these benefits.

Any personnel who have served in the United States military are welcome along with their families. Family members of active duty or deployed National Guardsmen or Reserve service members are also welcome. Questions can be directed to Pastor Mike Musegades at 208-983-0562 or Paul Turpin at 661-303-2764.

Bingo set for this Friday night in Kamiah

GRANGEVILLE – American Legion Post No. 75 will host Bingo this Friday, Oct. 20, at the Kamiah hall starting at 7:30 p.m. For details call Ron Funnemark at 208-935-0294.

GCF event set for Nov. 2

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Community Foundation will host its 2017 Grants Awards Celebration Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center, 108 Grangeville Truck Route.

Social hour is at 5 p.m. with hearty appetizers and a no-host bar. The awards presentation is set for 6 p.m. 2017 grant recipients will be recognized and the Orrin and Eleanora Webb Community Giving Award will also be presented. This event is sponsored by Avista Utilities. RSVP to 208-983-5962 or e-mail

For upcoming Halloween events, see page 6B.


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