Photo by Lorie Palmer
Scotlyn Ranch, located off Old Highway 7, has a picturesque view.
As of Tuesday, August 21, 2018
This nice message came to us from local author and historian Dana Lohrey: “I was in Elk City this past weekend [Aug. 11] to sign my Elk City book and enjoy the Elk City Days events. I stayed in Jamie Edmonson’s hotel which is very clean, comfortable and accommodating. I would also like to highly recommend the Elk Summit Cafe to you and anyone visiting the Elk City area. Nancy, the 70-year-young owner, cooks all her meals from scratch. Her cinnamon rolls are to die for.”
In last week’s story on the drowning of a Montana teen, it should have stated the incident happened in the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River. The incident took place two miles west of Syringa.
The incorrect river name was due to reporter error.
Grangeville Super 8 owner Ted Lindsley had some great things to say about his staff and the local volunteer department lately when they had a little dryer fire. Ted said everyone pitched in and helped and the could-be disaster was greatly minimized.
CHS Primeland country store will host its Ladies Night this Thursday, Aug. 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Door prizes and refreshments will be served. There will be 50 percent off closeout prices on clothing (excluding Wrangler) and other deals throughout the store. Free gift bags will be available for the first 50 ladies through the door! Stop by 1001 North A Street; call 208-983-1745; on-line log onto www.CHSPrimeland.com.
Shirley’s Dance Studio Grangeville dancers will start classes Monday, Aug. 27. Call Shirley Sears at her Clarkston, Wash., studio at 509-758-6510. Classes are available for those 3 and older. To help offset costs, students can sell cookie dough with 40 percent of proceeds going directly to the student. A 25 percent discount is also available to all new students.
Many people let me know they were very happy to see the Idaho County Fair board bring back the Two-Minute Talent Show after a one-year hiatus. Teresa Groom did a great job of gathering local talent and also did some on-the-spot One Minute Wonder acts from the audience. It was a lot of fun and hopefully next year all 18 slots will fill up (there were 10 this year, plus about six unplanned acts).
Did you hear American Idol will be conducting auditions in Boise Sept. 2? Let’s hope we see some big talent from the Northwest United States.
The Hangout in Cottonwood was a great place to eat and take a break during the fair last week. I had many cups of unsweetened iced tea, as well. I think I was Ron and Debbie’s best customer during fair week!
Some common sense to remember during fire season: Residents in areas affected by smoke and falling ash should keep animals indoors and avoid all outdoor activities, such as running with dogs. If visibility is less than five miles, smoke has compromised the air quality and reached unsafe levels. Anyone who sees animals in distress and is unable to help should note their locations and alert authorities immediately.