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Community Briefs - Sept 13, 2017

GriefShare program set for Cottonwood starting Sept. 20 COTTONWOOD — GriefShare is a grief support group to provide support and encouragement for your grief journey. The program is nondenominational and features Biblical concepts for healing from grief with three key parts: video, group discussion, and workbook. The support group meets weekly for 13 consecutive weeks beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20, and ending Wednesday, Dec. 20. Meeting time will be 6 to 8 p.m., and location is at the CEC Building 1909 N. East 1st Street, Cottonwood. Suggested donation is $15 to cover the cost of the workbook. To register contact Greg or Colleen Sonnen at 208-983-5824 or 208-962-7049 or e-mail

Entries sought for Oktoberfest car show Sept. 30

GRANGEVILLE – An all-car show and shine is set for Saturday, Sept. 30, during Grangeville’s Oktoberfest.

Sign up from 9 to 10 a.m. at the lot West of Bell Equipment on South Street. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enter your new, hot rod, classic or even Puddle Car.

There is no charge for this event which is sponsored by the Camas Prairie Cruisers.

Call Annelle at 208-983-2333 with questions.

GHS Senior Fun Night meeting set for Sept. 18

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville High School senior parents (class of 2018) are invited to the first Senior Fun Night meeting which will be held in the library Monday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.

American Legion auxiliary to meet Sept. 16

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 37 September meeting will be on Saturday, Sept. 16, starting with a potluck lunch at noon at the Idaho County Veterans and Community Outreach Center. All members are encouraged to attend. 2018 dues of $35 are due and can be paid at the meeting. For further information contact Pearl Bentley, secretary, at 208-983-4417.

Square dance lessons to begin Oct. 14 in Kooskia

KOOSKIA – Mountain Dewers Square and Round Dance Club will begin square dance lessons Oct. 14, 6 p.m., at Clearwater Valley Middle School. For details call Sylvia at 208-935-7570 or e-mail

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Sept. 20

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Sept. 20, 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.

American Legion holding food drive for local food bank

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Post 37 is conducting a food drive for the Camas Prairie Food Bank on Sunday, Sept. 24, at Asker’s Harvest Foods and Cash and Carry Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of food and cash will be accepted to help our local Food Bank serve neighbors in need.

Cash or food donations for the food bank may also be dropped off at the Idaho County Veterans and Community Outreach Center at 318 E. Main. Contact Katrina Bentley at 208-827-2476.

Saddliers to host obstacle challenge Sept. 23

KOOSKIA — Kooskia Saddliers will host an obstacle challenge at the Kooskia Saddliers Arena Saturday, Sept. 23. Sign-up is 9:30 a.m.

Contestant fee is $10 per horse and no horse can compete against itself. Judges’ decision is final. Riders may enter multiple times on different horses by paying per horse.

Pee Wee 8 and younger: Short pattern $5 entry, payback 100 percent; 9 to 18: $50 added money, 100 percent payback jackpot; 19 to 59: $50 added money, 100 percent payback jackpot; 60 and older $50 added money (donated), 100 percent payback jackpot.

God and Country Together fellowship set for Sept. 20

GRANGEVILLE — How can we make a difference for the future of our children, families and community?

The influence of the Christian faith of America’s founders abounds. 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, 6:30 p.m. (6 p.m. meal), at the Veteran Outreach and Community Center in Grangeville, 318 E. Main. Contact Parson Rayphe at 855-505-0020, www.GodandCountryTogether.Com.

Mid-week Bible study to begin at Methodist church Sept. 27

GRANGEVILLE — Pastor Ryan Campbell, Grangeville United Methodist Church, 404 W. Main Street, invites the community to join in on a Wednesday evening Bible study starting Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

“A mid-week recharge will be beneficial to our ministry and fellowship while digging into the Word is a great way to do that,” he said. “We will begin with a study on the spiritual gifts: I have a simple program to help understand the gifts, themselves, and how to identify which ones we have been given and how we can use them.”

Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring Bibles and come with open minds and open hearts.

GHS FFA open house set for Sept. 18 in ag room GRANGEVILLE — An open house FFA social event is set for Monday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m., with a free dinner in the ag room. Students and parents are invited to attend and learn more about the program, talk to those currently in FFA and ask new teacher Katie Mosman questions as well.

‘Broken Walls’ to offer performances in Kamiah KAMIAH — The award-winning group of artists. “Broken Walls,” will be in concert Friday, Sept. 15 and 16, 7 p.m., at the Wa-A’Yas Community Center in Kamiah. Broken Walls base many of their songs on the ancient sounds of the First Nations People of North America and often perform around their large Pow Wow drum, singing songs of and to the Creator. Their full-range of music also includes current sounds with a traditional twist. To date, Broken Walls has released 11 records. Broken Walls travels yearround and has toured worldwide since 1998, performing in places such as Peru, Mexico, China, Hawaii, France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Israel, Costa Rica, and extensively across North America. Bring family, friends and neighbors to hear Broken Walls and enjoy their energetic and uplifting presentation. Entry is free; a free-will offering will be taken to help cover expenses. Call 208-553-9871 or visit

Syringa to host talk Sept. 15 on VA Choice GRANGEVILLE — Syringa Hospital and Clinics will be on site at the Idaho County Veteran’s Outreach and Community Center Friday, Sept. 15, from 4-5 p.m., to present on topics to include the history of the contracted VA Clinic in Grangeville, VA Choice and an open question and answer session.
Dinner will follow at 5 p.m., provided by TLC4Vets. For information, contact Michelle Schaeffer, director of clinic operations at 208-983-8504.

Kamiah rummage sale to benefit Wykle, Nazarene missions

KAMIAH — There will be a fund-raiser rummage sale this weekend at the Valley View Church of the Nazarene in Kamiah, milepost 69.5, U.S. Highway 12.

According to organizer Keith Borgelt, 50 percent of the proceeds will be used to support a small outreach in Nicaragua run by local retired rancher, Phil Wykle, with the remaining 50 percent going toward Nazarene missions. The yard sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. For donations of sellable items contact Keith at 208-935-7819 or Wendell at 208-935-5348.


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