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It's Your Business: Grangeville chamber to elect officers Thursday



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Lorie Palmer

Thursday, Jan. 25, the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership meeting. At this time, board members will be elected. Current board members up for election and willing to run again are Nancy Asker, Terrie Schmitz and Lori Courtright. There will be a presentation on the Idaho Medicaid Expansion initiative that hopes to be put on Novembers ballot.

The meeting will be held at the Elks Lodge with social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring an appetizer/snack to share. The Elks bar will be open. Let Jeff Kutner know if you will be attending: jeff@grangevilleidaho.com.

Readers will note two new reporters who are covering the Idaho Legislative season for the Free Press: Kyle Pfannenstiel and Nina Rydalch. The students, legislative interns, are provided through the University of Idaho McClure Center for Public Policy Research. The center conducts nonpartisan research, informs public dialog, and engages students in learning about public policymaking. Great to have this pair on board for the session, as well as this added statehouse coverage feature for our readers.

Lewis Clark State College’s upcoming enrichment classes include Cribbage with Dale Brege Feb. 20 and 22, 6-7:30 p.m. ($10) and a Powerpoint 2013 class with Brege Feb. 28, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. ($35). Additional upcoming classes include Manage Your Back Pain with Gary McEwen set for Wednesday, March 7, 6-7:30 p.m. ($20) and Beginning Sewing: Lounge Pants ($55) March 8, 15 and 22, 6:30 to 9 p.m., with Elsie Kettenburg.

To sign up for classes call coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 208-983-2164 or e-mail cnwilkins@lcsc.edu.

Riggins One Stop will be closing its doors next Wednesday, Jan. 31. Stop in and say goodbye and look for some good deals in the process.

Can I brag a minute? I am not a big professional football fan, but I have been watching the Philadelphia Eagles here and there the past couple of years. I am very proud of my classmate from Ferndale High School, Ferndale, Wash., class of 1986, Doug Pederson. Doug is the head coach of the Eagles (we were the Golden Eagles at Ferndale, by the way). He was a good athlete in high school, but what really stands out is he was always a nice guy. It’s fun to see him on TV and being successful. Another interesting bit: Another classmate and athlete from high school, Kent Loomer, an Air Force veteran, and his wife were able to attend the championship game against the Vikings last week. Kent is pretty successful, too. He recently had some parts in the television shows The Librarians and Z-Nation. He also works in improvisational comedy with Canadian comedian Ryan Stiles. It’s fun to see people you know do things that make them happy.



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