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Corral Dust: Border Days news from the Ole' Cowpoke

— Those Border Days royalty girls are really getting around! They earned first place at Culdesac’s parade last weekend. Great job, queen Micaela Farris and princess Bella Klapprich. FYI, Micaela won the spirit award at the recent Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie program.

If you are a young lady age 15 to 19 and live in the region, think about representing the Border Days Rodeo by being royalty. Try-outs are set for Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m., at the Border Days Arena in Grangeville. Talk to Micaela or Bella or chaperone Anna Wren or show up the night of tryouts.


Syringa Hospital Foundation invites everyone to its annual fun run during Grangeville Border Days. Enjoy a 5K run (or walk) through Grangeville, children and pets are welcome! The race will begin promptly at 8 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, with registration in Umpqua Bank parking lot off Main Street from 7 – 7:45 a.m. Preregistration is available now, online at Racers must pre-register by June 22 to be guaranteed a shirt. Extra shirts will be available on race day on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost of the race is $12 for each participant or $25 for race entry with a shirt. Contact Kristi Brooks with questions at 208-507-2855 or


Classmates of the class of 1963 are planning a 55-year reunion get-together at the Grangeville Country Club (golf course) club house Saturday, July 7, 1 to 5 p.m.

There will be hors d’oeuvres served at a small cost to those attending. Drinks will be available at the restaurant. Barb (Gill) Wilsey is gathering names of those who plan on attending as well as information about the past years of each classmates’ lives. Those who have not notified her can do so by e-mailing


(L-R) Border Days Queen Micaela Farris and Princess Bella Klapprich pictured at a winter event. Contributed photo


Do you want to win $100 and three free nights at the rodeo? Just take the Free Press quiz to enter. The winner will be announced July 4 at 10 a.m. Go to


For the Border Days parade entry form, go on-line to This year’s theme is “It’s a Country Bling Thing.”

Remember parades are set for July 4, 5 and 6, 2 p.m. each day. For questions, call Justin DeFord at 208-816-3580.


Get your Border Days news in to the Free Press as soon as possible. It’s getting close to Cut ‘Em Loose time, so do it now!


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