Photo by Lorie Palmer
Linda Mort, Idaho County Free Pres classified manager and proofreader, was the recipient of a singing Valentine from Grangeville High School’s Varsity Blue Choir Wednesday, Feb. 14. She – and the rest of the office – enjoyed a rendition of “Hey Good Lookin’.” Mort’s daughter, Mari (Syringa Hospital employee), purchased the singing Valentine for her mother. Varsity Blue provided about 40 of the Valentines this year, instructed by teacher Merrill-Lee Rasmussen. Pictured (L-R) are Madison Adams, Kelsey Pilant, Hailey Russell, Lexi Holcomb, Kayliana Shaw, Cat Musick and Olivia Kazella with Linda Mort in the middle. Find a video at www.idahocountyfreepress.com
As of Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The Grangeville Merchants will host the chili cook-off this weekend, Saturday, March 3. Be sure to stop by the various businesses and taste and vote!
Businesses participating include Asker’s Harvest Foods, Home Grown Quilts, P1FCU, Hill Top, Early Bird, Irwin Drug, Larson’s, Evergreen Suites, Once Around Again, Les Schwab, Cash and Carry, Quilt Treasures and Sissy’s Thrift.
Shirley’s Dance recital was canceled on Sunday, Feb. 25, due to inclement weather (remember the blizzard and drifts? Yeah.) It has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 11, Grangeville High School, 2 p.m.
Save the date for the fourth annual His and Hers live auction (formerly the “purse auction”) held at the Cottonwood Community Hall Sunday, April 29. Donation items needed are purses, tote bags, backpacks, tool buckets and more, either filled with gifts or ready to fill and be auctioned.
All proceeds from the event go to help domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Idaho County.
Call Kristy at the YWCA at 208-983-0888; Debbie at The Hangout at 208-962-7383; or Colleen at 208-962-7049.
The Elk Summit Café in Elk City will offer a seafood platter special this Friday, March 2. This will include lobster tail, sautéed shrimp and clam strips served with homemade chips of fries, coleslaw, soup, dinner roll and dessert, all for $14.95. Call 208-842-9256 for reservations. Stop by Elk Summit Café at 289 Main Street.
The public is invited to join Syringa Hospital and Clinics staff for brown bag presentations by providers of SHC. The next presentation speaker and topic is set for Tuesday, March 13, with Derek Wynn, PA-C / presenting “Proper Preparation for Outdoor Recreation.” This presentation will be a fun and interactive review of safety equipment and basic preparation needs and will be held at the Soltman Center in Grangeville from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Remember, voting for The Best of Idaho County began Monday. Visit www.idahocountyfreepress.com/bestof/ to vote!
Grangeville Arts will be host to its annual sushi night at The Gallery Saturday, March 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner starting at 6. Dinner is a sushi bar, orange chicken, rice, edamite and veggies.
Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Call 208-983-2595.
I enjoyed watching the Olympics and even viewed a historical piece on figure skating. Do you know why it is called “figure” skating? The skaters used to have to carve particular figures in the ice with their skate blades. They were judged on this skill as part of their points toward a medal. This was completed for the last time at the Calgary Olympics in 1988, then scrapped.
In 1948, skater Dick Button won a gold medal. He wore pleated trousers and a sweater. He also won a gold medal in 1952. He was the first U.S. skater to land a double axel. Now, costumes are spandex and jumps are triples and quads!
Also, the U.S. figure-skating community was devastated in 1961 by a plane crash that killed the entire U.S. team. The team was on its way to Prague for the world championships when the plane crashed on approach to Brussels. The championships were canceled.
There’s a lot of history and interesting facts in the sport, along with all the other sports.