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Community Briefs - Jan. 17, 2018

Feb. 5 is Tuscania commemoration

GRANGEVILLE — The sinking of the Tuscania will be commemorated Monday, Feb. 5, at Grangeville High School, 6 p.m., with a Power Point presentation. All are invited to attend. More details will follow.

The Hitmen to perform at SHF Gala

GRANGEVILLE — Syringa Hospital Foundation invites the public to its 25th Annual Gala Fund-raiser (formerly called Festival of Trees) to be held at the Grangeville Event Center (at The Gym), 1005 Highway 13, Grangeville, on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to heavy hors d’ oeuvres, a no-host bar and free champagne for the first hour. Silent auction will open at 7 p.m. and live music by The Hitmen will begin at 8 p.m.

Admission is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Lindsley’s Home Furnishings, Syringa Business Office, Syringa Primary Care Clinic, and Syringa Kooskia Clinic.

Special speaker to discuss stockwater rights on federal ground

GRANGEVILLE – Idaho County farmers, ranchers and anyone who is interested in property rights and water issues is invited to a program at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center Monday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m.

Idaho County Farm Bureau will sponsor Tim Lowry from Owyhee County who will lead a discussion on how he and Paul Nettleson defeated the BLAM (Bureau of Land Management) and the Idaho Supreme Court to keep their stockwater rights on federal ground. Despite resistance from the state, these two ranchers spent millions to save stockwater rights. The case can be found on-line by Googling “Joyce Livestock verses U.S.”

Teams sought for co-ed volleyball

GRANGEVILLE – Team sign-ups are open for the Grangeville Co-Ed Volleyball season that starts in mid-March.

Teams can be up to 11 people per roster, and it is open to men and women ages 18 (and graduated) and up to 101. Playing fees to be determined.

For information: Amy Farris, 208-507-0487; Sheila Arnzen, 208-983-8045; or Shiloah Schnider, 208-553-6793.

Bulldog Wrestling Crab Feed set Feb. 17

GRANGEVILLE – The Bulldog Wrestling Crab Feed will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. The event is organized by Grangeville Youth Wrestling, and sponsored by Shiznits and Superior Events.

The all-you-can-eat crab and tri-tip buffet event will also include a casino night, talent show, and live music by Vintage Youth. Proceeds will benefit area youth wrestling programs.

Tickets are $40 per person. Purchase these at the Shiznits trailer (across from Syringa Hospital) or contact Sheila Arnzen, 208-983-8045; or Shiloah Schnider, 208-553-6793.

Hope Center open house set to welcome director

GRANGEVILLE — The Hope Center in Grangeville will be hosting an event to welcome its new director, Kelly Turney. The open house is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, 1- 4 p.m. During this time, Hope Center will also congratulate previous director, Nancy Connolley, on her retirement. The community is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Call Maryann Gulotta at 208-507-2688.

Notes and Floats fund-raiser on tap for Feb. 3

GRANGEVILLE – Mark your calendars for the Cornerstone Christian Learning Center annual Notes and Floats Fund-raiser.

Notes and Floats is set for Saturday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 p.m., at the Grangeville Nazarene Church, 515 W. N. 2nd Street.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available from any parent, at the church or by calling 208-983-0029 or 208-983-0552.

This event will include a Disney-themed performance by the Idaho County Orchestra as well as various local talented individuals. Tickets also include the option of dessert or an ice cream float bar. A silent auction with various home goods, gift baskets, sugar cookie kits for order and high-end desserts will also be available.

GEMS PTA to show ‘Screenagers’ tonight

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) GEMS PTA is sponsoring the film “Screenagers” at Grangeville High School tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and provides information on how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

This screening is for parents — middle and high school students will have the opportunity to watch the film during school on the 18th. View the movie trailer at

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for today

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Jan. 17, noon. This week’s menu is split pea soup, sandwiches and dessert. 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.

Addiction support group set to begin Jan. 19

GRANGEVILLE — Addiction is often a symptom of deeper problems that can stem from childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, abandonment, and other issues. Addiction ruins lives and destroys families, but there is a chance to be free from these grips.

Join a support group beginning Friday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., at Church on the Rock, 115 N.W. 7th Street, Grangeville. This will be facilitated by Marie McGaha, 208-494-4234.

St. Anthony crab feed set for Jan. 20

GREENCREEK – The St. Anthony Society Annual all-you-can-eat crab feed is set for Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Greencreek Community Hall. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. Crab as well as a tri-tip dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Dance to The Senders at 9 p.m. Those attending must be 21 or older.

Tickets are $30 for the evening or $8 for the dance only and are available by calling B&A Performance Auto at 208-962-7755 or Connie Schumacher at Cottonwood Credit Union at 208-962-3451.

Kamiah Crab feed set for end of month

KAMIAH — The 41st Annual Crab Feed is set for the American Legion Hall in Kamiah for Jan. 25, 26 and 27. 2018’s theme is Land of the Lost and the Kingpins will play Friday and Saturday nights. Thursday cost is $30 for adults and Friday and Saturday will be $35. Call 208-935-0200 for tickets.

Blood drives set locally

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

Upcoming blood donation times are set for the following towns:

•Kooskia: Jan. 22, noon to 6 p.m., Clearwater Valley High School, 26 S Main Street

•Craigmont: Jan. 24, noon to 6 p.m., city hall, 109 E Main St.

‘Reptile Man’ set to be at GEMS Jan. 30

GRANGEVILLE – The public is invited to come to Grangeville Elementary Middle School’s gymnasium and see “Reptile Man” Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m. Students will be treated to an assembly earlier that day.

“Reptile Man” Scott Petersen owns The Reptile Zoo in Monroe, Wash. He provides a show with 10 to 12 reptiles and afterwards allows time for hands-on education and questions.

The pubic performance costs $2 per person. The event is sponsored by the GEMS PTA.

World’s Fair exhibition set for E-Free Church

GRANGEVILLE — The 4th Home School World’s Fair is set for Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Centennial Evangelical Free Church in Grangeville. It will be an open house, held between noon and 2 p.m. The countries being presented are Scotland, Sweden, France, Australia, New Zealand, Chad, Jordan, Vietnam, Ireland, Switzerland, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, India, Egypt, Romania, Haiti, Canada, and Austria.

Clearwater Grange to host yard sale, bazaar, Ground Hog Feed

CLEARWATER —The Clearwater Grange is hosting a bazaar/yard sale on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Clearwater. This coincides with the annual Ground Hog Day Breakfast at the IOOF Hall in Clearwater. The bazaar will be in the grange hall, also in Clearwater, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables for the bazaar are still available at $10. Call Carol Bonanno to reserve one 208-926-7465. This event is a fund-raiser for the grange to help maintain its historic building.


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