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It's Your Business: Elks Burger Night Friday proceeds go to farmers’ market kids


Lorie Palmer

The Grangeville Farmers’ Market would like to thank everyone for their support and a wonderful, although rainy, opening day! Friday, June 29, come out to the Elks Burger Night beginning at 5 p.m. The generosity of the Elks community support is sponsoring the Farmers’ Market’s Grub Club on this date. All proceeds will go to the children’s program.

As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office now through Aug. 17.

In return for enrolling land in CRP, USDA, through FSA on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), provides participants with annual rental payments. Landowners enter into contracts that last between 10 and 15 years. CRP pays producers who remove sensitive lands from production and plant certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and increase wildlife habitat.

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Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) in Kamiah will not be hosting a basketball open gym at the Wa-A’Yas on Friday, July 13. For details call Jasmine Huerta at 208-743-0392.

Here’s some good news: Laurie Stewart, or “Teacher Laurie” to many, will be back at Camas Prairie Preschool teaching this fall. That’s exciting for any parents (and former students) who know what an incredible teacher she is. My girls both “graduated” from CPP and were blessed to have two amazing teachers in Laurie and Lisa Dreadfulwater.

Another bit of news: Carter Hazelbaker is back in Grangeville. He got married and not only is he helping run the family farm, but he is also on staff at Les Schwab Tire Center. Carter graduated from Grangeville High School in 2011 and has been in Boise for a few years. Good to see another smiling, friendly, helpful face at Les Schwab!

Know that the Free Press and Shopper have early deadlines this week. Deadline for the Fourth of July papers is this Thursday, June 28, 10 a.m.


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