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It's Your Business: Kooskia Farmers’ Market to open


Lorie Palmer

Note one of the winners from last week’s ARF fund-raiser raffle should have been listed as Claudia Roberts of Grangeville.

How’s your garden growing this spring? The Kooskia Farmers’ Market will kick off on Thursday afternoon June 7, continuing on Thursdays throughout the summer in the Kooskia, City Park. Organizer Melissa Knapton (208-739-1602) is looking for people to have booths for the market’s handmade or homegrown items. In addition to farm produce, honey, eggs, local meat, fresh flowers, quilts, photography, pottery, jewelry, bath and body products are welcomed. There will be no charge to have a booth, but you must have a signed agreement with the coordinator. No garage sale type items as the city does not allow it. Melissa is working on other activities for the market such as yoga, local music, kid’s activities, food trucks and outdoor classes. She’s hoping this will become a family-friendly community event.


(Top) Road work is ongoing on Harpster Grade to address heaves in the road as well as other issues; and (above) a hawthorn tree is in bright bloom outside of Syringa Primary Care Clinic in Grangeville.

Here’s more of Idaho County’s “Best of” winners: Best Esthetician: Let’s Face It; Best Appliance Repair: Hoene Hardware; Best Hauling & Transportation Services: Baker Truck Service; Best Ag Retail: CHS Primeland; Best Storage Facility: Adkison Mini Storage; Best Fabrication Services: Prairie Fab & Repair; Best TV & Satellite: Lucky Star Satellite Sales; Best Aeromotive Company: Anderson Aeromotive; Best Youth Enrichment Program: Kids Klub, Inc.; and Best Cellular Service Provider: Inland Cellular.

Do you know what procrastibaking is? According to the Urban Dictionary it’s defined as the art of baking delicious and delectable treats rather than studying/homeworking/finishing work/cleaning. This often occurs when there is a large amount of work to be done, and you are slightly hungry - how better to waste time than bake yourself some fresh muffins/cookies/cake? As in, “I didn’t finish my assignment last night - but I made some awesome cookies!” or “You waste way too much time procrastibaking.”

Are you a procrastibaker?

The Hawkins, specifically Mel and Hallie, have sold Rae Brothers Sporting Goods after owning the Grangeville business for 12 years. New buyers are Mark and Patti Kelly.

Also sold is the Camas Prairie Laundry at 318 C Street, Grangeville. The new owners are busy updating and I hear they may be adding a doggy wash station. I will try to keep you posted!

I had a nice visit with Edna Whitcomb yesterday morning. She has a nest outside her bathroom window where two mourning dove eggs hatched four days ago. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see the parents. However, I did see the babies in their nest of Edna’s beautifully blooming hawthorn tree. This is the third year the doves have come back to the same nest!


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