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It's Your Business: Fair premium book is out; Family Dollar delays opening

Did you know you can get popsicle scratch and sniff stamps at the U.S. Post office? These were purchased at the Grangeville office.

Photo by Lorie Palmer
Did you know you can get popsicle scratch and sniff stamps at the U.S. Post office? These were purchased at the Grangeville office.


Lorie Palmer

The 2018 Idaho County Fair premium book is in this week’s Shopper. You can also get a copy at the Free Press or the Idaho County Extension/4-H office in the courthouse.

The fair is set for Aug. 15-18, which gives you plenty of time to look through the open class section of the book and see what you can enter in this year’s fair!

You may have noticed Family Dollar did not open as planned on July 12 in Grangeville. Workers are still in there getting organized, and the word is it may not open now until July 25-ish.

The Jungle Gym’s Indoor Play Center and Cafe and The Gym will be host to a job fair this Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to bring in a resume or fill out an application in person. Owners will be interviewing on the spot and hiring for all positions, including cooks, clerks, customer service, front desk and cleaning. Interested parties can call The Gym at 208-983-7504.

St. Mary’s Hospital will offer Safe Sitter courses for young teens, grades 6-8, Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 25, at Prairie Elementary School in Cottonwood. Registration deadline is Friday, July 20.

The cost of the course is $40. Call St. Mary’s Hospital at 208-962-3251 and ask for Brenda Kaschmitter to register your son or daughter or your child’s baby-sitter.



Saturday’s parade, July 14, during Stites Days featured business floats including Freedom Northwest Credit Union (top) and NAPA Auto Parks of Kooskia (above).

This nice note in from Monica Walker of Grangeville who works for the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office:

“My daughter and I bought the sack dinner for two from Cash and Carry last night. It wasn’t quite ready, so when it was, Liz Clark came and found us in the store and delivered it to us, which was really sweet.

Then we went off to watch Vintage Youth perform at the park.

A little while later, Liz came up to us in the park. They’d forgotten to put our dessert in the bag (I hadn’t noticed), so she took extra to the park in hopes she’d see me.

It’s these extra kindnesses that make our community such a wonderful place to live! Thank you, Liz! Cash and Carry has the best employees!”

I love hearing these kinds of stories! Thanks for sharing, Monica.

On Saturday, Aug. 5, Animal Rescue Foundation will be at the annual Raspberry Festival in Cottonwood. ARF is asking for donations for any baked items (human cookies, dog cookies, any sweet treats.)

They will also have a station set up for kids/adults to create their own dog chew toys from T-shirts scraps. Those who cannot bake are invited to donate some old T-shirts for ARF to use with the chew toy project.

Baked goods and/or T-shirts can be dropped off at ACE Home Center in Grangeville during business hours. For questions, call Karin Vetter or Juli Stevens at ACE at 208-983-0933.

I drove to Boise last Tuesday and picked up Avery and Hailey and we then flew to Minneapolis where we met my bonus daughter, Elizabeth, and two grandkids, Madison, 7, and Carson, 5. We spent five days in Bloomington next to the Mall of America. We had a wonderful, fun-filled, fast-paced visit with a trip to the Crayola factory, a mirror maze, Nickelodeon adventures amusement park, Minnesota Sea Life Aquarium, swimming and more. Elizabeth and I had our first uber experiences (great) and took a variety of shuttles. Most everyone was super nice (there’s always the odd few) and I talked to lots of people and learned a lot. Minnesota is the birth place of Peanuts creator Charles Shulz, Prince (and home to his Paisley Park Studio) and houses the iconic Mary Tyler Moore statue downtown. Lots of other history, as well. I enjoyed visiting with people (clerks, drivers, tourists) and finding out what they were doing in Minnesota, why they enjoyed it there, etc. I’m a listener of people’s stories, so I always ask a lot of questions. It’s a pretty culturally diverse area — I spoke to people from Somalia, Mexico, France, Russia, Spain, the Middle East and more. We walked about six miles per day and I came home exhausted!

P1FCU announces scholarship winners

LEWISTON — P1FCU has announced the 10 recipients of their annual scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. They said there were many outstanding applicants, which made the decision process very difficult for the committee.

The following recipients of P1FCU’s 2018-2019 scholarship program are:

Brian Lawrence, Kendrick High School; Colton Ball, Asotin High School; Garrett Thompson, Potlatch High School; Hannah Latella, Clarkston High School; Jenna Stubbers, Moscow High School; Justin Smith, Clarkston High School; Malayna Hambly, Highland High School; Paige Pence, North Idaho STEM Charter Academy; RaeAnn Kirk, Lewiston High School; and Virginia Monk, Genesee High School

“P1FCU congratulates our graduating high school seniors and proudly offers competitive scholarships each year to assist them financially in pursuing their college educations” said Chris Loseth, President and CEO of P1FCU. “We wish all of this year’s winners much success in their future as they further their educations with a college degree in their chosen field of study.”

The 2019-2020 scholarship application will be available on P1FCU’s website in August. The entry deadline will be March 31, 2019.

The week before I had a great time at Border Days when my best friend Lonna and her husband, Neely, brought their five granddaughters (ages 12 on down to 7) from Oregon and Texas and stayed with us. We had a blast at all the activities including parades, swimming, Art in the Park, rodeo, street games and egg toss. There were 13 of us watching fireworks in our front yard and I sat back and thought what a great place we live. From coffee on the deck in the morning, four-wheeler rides in the afternoon, to seeing people arrive at the Sunset Auto Vue drive-in at night, it’s a wonderful world.


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