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Community Briefs - Aug. 22, 2018

Hospice Foundation of America program open to public

GRANGEVILLE — The public is invited to join Syringa Hospice at the Soltman Center on Tuesday, Sept. 18, for a local presentation of “Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth.”

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.

To attend the local viewing at the Soltman Center, contact Cindy Higgins, LSW or Tara Duclos, LSW at Syringa Hospice 208-983-8550. CEU credits will be available.

This program explores the most current theoretical perspectives on loss and grief, emphasizing that loss engenders not only grief, but also growth. The presentation addresses the phenomena of posttraumatic growth, noting research on the concept as well as strategies professionals can use in assisting grieving individuals, as well as self-help tips for grievers. Panel experts include Patti Anewalt, PhD, LPC, FT; Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv; and Richard Tedeschi, PhD.


Bucks In The Gulch: These bucks were making their way across a stubbly wheat field in a haze of smoke on Luke’s Gulch Road Saturday, Aug. 18.

Community breakfast at St. Catherine’s

KAMIAH — The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 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 biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice, friendly faces and friendly conversation. St. Catherine’s invites all in the community.

Tennis tournament set for Aug. 25

GRANGEVILLE – A tennis tournament is set for Grangeville High School for Saturday, Aug. 25. Beginning check-in is 8:30 a.m.

Registration can be picked up and dropped off at Inland Cellular or found on Facebook at Grangeville Tennis Amateur (name of the tournament). High school and adult ages are welcome.

Cost is $15 and all the money the tournament makes will be donated back to the high school’s tennis team to improve courts and support the growth of tennis in the community.

This tournament is the senior project of Chloe Dame.

Music program set for Baptist church

COTTONWOOD – The public is invited to listen to Hilary and Kate at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 404 Foster Street, tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m. There is no charge, but a love offering will be taken.

As their two voices, guitar, and violin intertwine, they conjure up echoes of time-honored musical traditions rooted in Americana, bluegrass, folk, and Celtic music while putting a fresh spin on these sounds. Having toured extensively throughout the US, Italy, the UK, Hungary, Norway, the Netherlands, and Germany, Hilary and Kate have honed their songwriting, singing, and playing talents.

Kamiah pilot Rives recognized for ‘Young Eagles’ milestone

KAMIAH – Kamiah pilot Scott Rives was recognized by the Experimental Aviation Association’s (EAA) Young Eagles program for his volunteer efforts in introducing a new generation to the world of flight. He was noted for having given more than 100 young people a free demonstration airplane ride, along with explanations of safe operation and the principles of flight.

The Young Eagles Program was unveiled by the EAA in 1992 and has now flown more than 2 million young people, primarily between the ages of 8 and 17.

Rockwell named to spring 2018 dean’s list

IRVING, Texas — Catherine Rockwell of Grangeville was one of more than 400 University of Dallas students named to the spring 2018 dean’s list for earning a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher. Rockwell is majoring in biochemistry. She is the daughter of James and Laurie Rockwell of Grangeville.

Open house, barbecue event set for Aug. 27

KAMIAH — Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) will be hosting an open house, barbecue, guest speaker, and “mock bedroom” event to learn how to recognize the signs of drug and alcohol use in youth. This family-friendly event will be held Monday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Kamiah Elementary School multipurpose room. There is no charge to attend.

Guest speaker Jermaine Galloway will be speaking from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Officer Galloway has worked in law enforcement in Idaho since 1997. He spends much of his time today speaking to the youth at school assemblies, professionals at drug prevention training and parents at town hall meetings.

Officer Galloway’s presentation is an adult-only event. While parents are hearing from him, kid activities will be available at the schools.

Contact Kaylee Hunt at 208-743-0392 or email

Heart Walk Fund-raiser set for Aug. 25

GRANGEVILLE – The annual Heart Walk Fund-raiser is ser for Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Grangeville High School track, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No preregistration is required. Everyone is welcome to join with all donations going to The Children’s Heart Foundation and Adult Congenital Heart Association to fund research for advancement in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects.

To make a donation go to Jennifer Pollan’s Facebook page and click the link. For details, call Pollan at 208-507-1478.


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