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Toni Baker 983-7701 toni_wbrodeo@yahoo.com

— This week is the Idaho County Fair. There are all kinds of activities going on throughout the week, with the parade on the 18th. Come see what the community kids have been doing and help support them. Jeannie Fitch from Riggins has been chosen grand marshal and will help with some of the activities at the fair and will lead the parade on Saturday. Congratulations, Jeannie! You can read her whole story in the fair premium book and Free Press special fair section.

This being the middle of the month, that means that if you have any changes that you would like done on the community calendar, it needs to be to them soon!! Call Linda at 208-839-2329 with your information.

Plans for Labor Day? Call Killgore Adventures for a guided ATV/UTV ride into the Scenic Gospel Hump area. Sept. 1st thru the 3rd, $137/person which includes rides, BBQ dinner Saturday night, and a Killgore Adventures tee-shirt. We have plenty of lodging, RV, and tent spaces. Bring your ATV/UTV and make it a family weekend to remember! Book now by calling 1-800-469-8757 or 208-839-2227. They still have openings and this is a great way to see some terrific country.

There are great things going on around town! We are well on our way to a new firehouse. More on this to follow.

The American Legion Post 152 is hard at work on the park, turning it into a Veterans Memorial Park. The grade stakes have been set and dirt work will start soon. The projected completion date is Veterans Day this year. The Post is selling “Friends of the Park” pavers and have extended the deadline to buy pavers to September 15th. If interested, call Walt Lindsey at 208-404-8571(leave message) or wlindsey@chemstone.com. This sounds like a great and fun project for our little town.

Lohrey to sign new book Thursday

Correction for those who love area history: Mark your calendars for Aug. 16 (Thursday) for a book signing at the Grangeville Veterans Center, starting at 11 a.m. This is known author Dana Lohrey, and the topic is on Elk City and the mining days. For information you can call 208-791-4548 or go to fdlohrey@centurylink.net. Locally you can call 208-983-0155 or m2rabbit@mtida.net. I had the wrong date for this - sorry!

Another project is that we are looking for an Eagle Scout to do some work on the kiosk in White Bird. This would make a good project and you can help the community, also. Call chamber president, Danielle at 208-839-2457 or email her at blondechica226@gmail.com if you think you could take on this project.

For anyone who has children going to school in the Mountain View School District, guess what - the kids are starting back to school! Their first day will be on Tuesday, Aug. 21. I know that the kids may not want to hear this, but I’m guessing many of the parents are thrilled! Please be careful of the little ones as they don’t always watch out for themselves...be careful around the school, bus pickups, and, of course, those crossing roads.

Trivia night winner at Hammer Down was Nicole Lowe after a sudden death overtime. Remember this is every Friday night, downtown, so come and join in the fun.

The next Chamber newsletter will be coming out soon, so if you have anything to put in it, get your information to Char and she will be glad to put it in there for you. Call her at 208-839-2261.

Birthday wishes go out to Cheryl Bransford (19th), OC Abbott, Dianne Byrns, Joe Lindsey, Laurie Bonwell (21st), Forrest Wilson, Jake Schacher, Jessica Robinett, Kadie Whinery, Kortnee Rene Meacham (22nd), Kylie McClanahan, Bill Asker, Danny Booze (23rd), Bobbie Cook (24th).

In Memory of Neal DeWitt (19th), Carrol Adkison, and Anne Hagen (23rd).

No Anniversaries for this week.

Prayers are being asked for Carrie Marek as she and a passenger were in a head-on collision this last Sunday (12th). Another individual was pronounced dead at the scene, so keep all people involved and their families in your prayers.



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