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Community Briefs - June 27, 2018

Grangeville Senior Center meals canceled for July 4, 6

GRANGEVILLE – The Grangeville Senior Meal Site will not have meals Wednesday, July 4, or Friday, July 6. They will resume with regular meals Monday, July 9.

Clearwater meal site meal canceled for July 4

CLEARWATER – Clearwater Meal Site will not have a meal Wednesday, July 4. They will resume with their regular twice-a-month meals Wednesday, July 18.

State sells Chapman Divide timber sale

KAMIAH — The Idaho Department of Lands sold a timber sale on Friday, June 22, at Kamiah. Chapman Divide, located seven miles southwest of Grangeville, was sold to IFG Timber, LLC. The estimated 1,405 MBF was sold for an average price of $221.54 per M. Proceeds will benefit the Agricultural College, Public School, and Charitable Institute endowments.

Watch on fireworks, secure your pets during Border Days

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Police Chief Morgan Drew wishes everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July. As part of this he has a few things to keep in mind this coming week:

“Folks should keep in mind that town is crowded — watch for pedestrians, and remember that parking on Main Street is prohibited before and during the parade,” he said. “Please don’t leave your pets unattended in hot vehicles. Make sure pets are secure when the fireworks are set off so they don’t run away and get lost, and that aerial fireworks are illegal in the city limits.”

Grangeville recycling site closed July 7

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville collection site for Idaho County Recycling will be closed Saturday, July 7, as volunteers will be gathering town recyclables following the Border Days festivities. It will be open again on July 14. Both the Kooskia and Cottonwood locations will be open as usual.

Wagon Road Days set for July 21, 22

CLEARWATER — Clearwater to Elk City Wagon Road Celebration in 2018 will be held July 21-22. The celebration includes a parade at 10:30 a.m., hamburger, chips and drink for lunch at $5. Other activities throughout the day include quilt and rug show, vendors, raffles, old time gospel hour, variety show, wagon road museum open and on Sunday 53-mile trip on the old wagon road to Elk City.

The memory store has shirts, hats, books and new this year are neckkerchiefs imprinted with a map of the road and all its attractions.

Vendors, parade participants and volunteers for the variety show are needed. Vendors can set up after 9 a.m. along Main Street, no fee. Parade lineup is at 10 a.m. All parade participants receive a free lunch. If you’d like to join the variety show contact Dana Lohrey at 208-746-0720 for information.

The Elk City Wagon Road History Museum will be open and is located in the Grange Hall in Clearwater. The museum tells of the wagon road where supplies were hauled to the gold fields of Newsome, Elk City, Buffalo Hump, and Thunder Mountain regions in the late 1800s and of life around Clearwater and the wagon trail in those years. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.

For questions contact Susanne Smith at 208-926-4278.

Community breakfast at St. Catherine’s on June 27

KAMIAH — The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church will be held today, Wednesday, June 27, from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfasts are held every month on the last Wednesday of each month.

St. Catherine’s Catholic Church is located at 7th and Idaho streets in Kamiah. The breakfast this month will be French toast, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice, friendly faces and friendly conversation. St. Catherine’s invites all in the community.

Genealogy center open for visitors July 5, 6

GRANGEVILLE — Idaho County Genealogy Resource Center will be closed on July 4, but will remain at regular hours (1-4 p.m.) on Thursday and Friday, July 5 and 6. Stop by during Border Days: the center is located in the blue house (just across from the courthouse) at 111 South Idaho Ave. A few of the things available are marriage affidavits (late 1800s to 1969), area school annuals, family history books, obits, and Micro Film.

Cajun Crawdad Boil set for June 30

WHITE BIRD – The American Legion Crawdad Boil will be on Saturday, June 30, starting at 4 p.m. until gone. More information can be had by calling Walt Lindsey at 208-404-8571.

Open air worship service is June 30; all invited

GRANGEVILLE – The community is invited to an open-air worship service at Pioneer Park Saturday, June 30, 6:30 p.m.

Kamiah Fly-In set for July 7

KAMIAH – The Clearwater Valley Aero Club will sponsor the Kamiah Fly-in Saturday, July 7, at 121 Airport Road. A classic air show and silent auction will be held and there will be face painting and activities for the kids. Free introductory flights will be offered for youth ages 8-17.

Breakfast is served at 7 a.m. with adults costing $10 and kids $5. A live band will be offered, and lunch is set for noon at $3 apiece.

For details call 208-935-0089.

Christmas in July is set for July 13, 14

KAMIAH – Christmas in July, sponsored by Clearwater Christmas Affair, is set for Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, at the American Legion Hall on Main Street. The event will run noon to 8 p.m. on the 13th and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 14th.

Vendors can call 208-935-5616 or 208-935-7546 with questions.


Contributed photo The Friends of the Kooskia Community Library have placed four book exchanges and invite the public to visit them, grab a book and spread the word! The exchanges are located near the entrance to the Stites Hardware Store, at the Big Cedar School, at the Harpster Store and RV Park, and on the Selway at the Fenn Ranger Station. There are a variety of books available, so take one and read it and contribute your own books when you can. We will continue to provide books when it is necessary,but encourage readers to leave a good book that might be enjoyed by someone else!

Summer Concert Series set for July in Grangeville

GRANGEVILLE – Performers for the 10th annual Grangeville Summer Concert Series have been scheduled.

Concerts are held each Thursday night, 6 p.m., in the Grangeville Pioneer (city) Park. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinner. Dogs are not allowed in the park. Donations will be taken to help with costs of the series.

The first concert will be with Grangeville’s own Vintage Youth on July 12. July 19 will feature The Hankers from Oaksdale, Wash.; July 26 will showcase Muzzie Braun out of Stanley; and the series will end with Dodgy Mountain Men from Missoula on Aug. 2.

The series is sponsored by Grangeville Arts, Inc., and the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce.

Support group to meet Fridays in Grangeville

GRANGEVILLE – Free to Live, a support group addressing a variety of issues, meets each Friday night, 7 p.m., at Church on the Rock, 115 NW 7th Street.


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