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Community Briefs - Sept. 5, 2018

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for today

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, noon. Turkey soup, sliders, fruit and dessert will be served. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. All are welcome. Call 208-926-7776.

American Legion Bingo canceled for Sept. 7

KAMIAH – The American Legion Post No. 75 Bingo set for Friday, Sept. 7, is canceled. The next Bingo is a kids Bingo which is set for Sept. 15. The next regular Bingo will be Sept. 21.

Register now for Flamingo Fun Run

GRANGEVILLE — The fifth annual Cure SMA Flamingo Fun Run is planned for 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, fee $10 for kids to age 10, $20 for those 11 and older, at North Street and State Street, Grangeville. Registration information is online at See for details. Register by Sept. 18 to be guaranteed an event shirt.

Volleyball open gym set for Friday in Kamiah

KMAIAH — The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting a free volleyball open gym Friday, Sept. 7, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Kamiah Middle School Gym. For information, contact Kaylee Hunt at 208-743-0392 or email

American Legion Post 37 meets tonight

GRANGEVILLE – Tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 5, kicks off a new year of meetings and programs for American Legion Grangeville Post 37. All post members and veterans interested in giving back to the community are invited to join in at 7 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Center at 318 East Main in Grangeville.

The American Legion supports not only veterans and their families, but also provides patriotic programs for young people and services to the community. Post 37 meets the first Wednesday every month at the Veterans Center at 7 p.m.

Free Kamiah anti-abuse class set for women

KAMIAH — “Standing Against and Healing From Spousal Abuse” is the topic of a free class to be held in Kamiah Friday, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Valley View Church of the Nazarene in Kamiah.

Join in as author, conference speaker, TV/radio personality and teacher, June Hunt, helps participants understand spousal abuse in all its forms and stages, the differences between abuse and violence, setting healthy boundaries, safety and healing.

For questions and details, call Judy at 208-935-7819.

Chronic pain series set for White Bird

WHITE BIRD — Partnership for Healthy Communities in partnership with CHAS and Community Action Partnership is offering a free program entitled “Chronic Pain Self-Management.” This workshop will be offered in White Bird for six weeks beginning today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 1-3:30 p.m. This is a peer-led interactive workshop to help increase skills necessary to manage chronic pain. Contact Linda at 208-400-0116.

Hospice Foundation of America program open to public

GRANGEVILLE — The public is invited to join Syringa Hospice at the Soltman Center on Tuesday, Sept. 18, for a local presentation of “Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth.”

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.

To attend the local viewing at the Soltman Center, contact Cindy Higgins, LSW or Tara Duclos, LSW at Syringa Hospice, 208-983-8550. CEU credits will be available.

This program explores the most current theoretical perspectives on loss and grief, emphasizing that loss engenders not only grief, but also growth. The presentation addresses the phenomena of posttraumatic growth, noting research on the concept as well as strategies professionals can use in assisting grieving individuals, as well as self-help tips for grievers. Panel experts include Patti Anewalt, PhD, LPC, FT; Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv; and Richard Tedeschi, PhD.

Big Cedar Homemakers to host Navajo Taco Feed

BIG CEDAR — Come join friends and family for an evening of great food and conversation at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. For $5, get a Navajo taco, a dessert taco and a drink. There will also be raffles for a cord of firewood, jewelry, and baskets of goodies. The proceeds from this event are used for the maintenance and improvements of the building, storage shed and the pavilion. The Big Cedar School is available for rent throughout the year. For information call Dawn Stryhas at 208-926-4302.

Victory Karate Klub sign-ups available

GRANGEVILLE – Victory Karate Klub is taking sign-ups for fall classes for students 8-one-half years old through adult. Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. at the Eagles Hall on C Street in Grangeville. Victory Karate Klub is a Christian-values based martial arts school which teaches Goju-Shorei karate. Call Judy at 208-983-0112.


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