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Community Briefs - Sept. 12, 2018

GEMS sets open house for tonight, additional activities

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) will host its open house tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 4:30-6 p.m., with hot dogs and chips served at 6 p.m.

The GEMS PTA Jog-a-thon is scheduled for Sept. 28. The K-5 students run in the morning and the middle school color run will be in the afternoon.

Sixth grade outdoor education classes are scheduled for Sept. 19-20, weather permitting. Rain dates are Sept. 26-27.

Rock painting event set for Sept. 21 in Kamiah

KAMIAH — Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting a rock painting event. This kid-friendly event will be hosted on Friday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) office. The UYLC office is located at 413 Main Street, Kamiah. This event is for ages 6-12; however, parents and older siblings are welcome to participate in this event. The event is free.

For information contact Hailey Brotnov at 208-691-2641 or email

Grangeville Little Britches screening set for Sept. 27, 28

GRANGEVILLE — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Sept. 27 and 28 for children ages birth to 5 years. It will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding their development. The screening is free and will take approximately an hour to complete. It will be held at the Grangeville Christian Church in Grangeville between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 208-983-1671 to schedule an appointment.

Register for Oktoberfest’s 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.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Sept. 19

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Sept. 19, noon. Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread 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.

National Life Chain Sunday set for Oct. 7

GRANGEVILLE — National Life Chain Sunday will be commemorated in Grangeville Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m., at Heritage Square. This includes the communities of White Bird and Cottonwood.

Participants will line Main Street’s sidewalks from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to pray for an end to abortion.

“Our purpose is to be a voice for our nation’s preborn children, while holding signs that simply state what we believe to be true about abortion,” said volunteer organizer Angela Riener.

For questions on the event call Riener at 208-451-4715 or e-mail Log onto

Family Bingo is Sept. 15

KAMIAH – Family Bingo will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 1 to 3 p.m., at the American Legion Hall in Kamiah, 618 Main Street.

Cost is $5 for a complete 10-game set per person (flimsies single stack – 10 games and three chances per game). Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Kids must be accompanied by parents. Refreshments available.

Border Days dinner, coronation set for Sept. 28

GRANGEVILLE — 2019 Grangeville Border Days Queen Colby Canaday and Princess Molly Deford invite the public to the coronation dinner and silent auction Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., at the Border Days Arena. Dinner will be catered by Shiznits and will include tri-tip, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and dessert for $22 per person. Tickets can be purchased from Colby or Molly.

Women’s conference set for October

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Christian Reformed Church will be having a women’s conference on Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The speakers will be Dee Lasse (missionary and conference speaker) from Real Life Church, Amalia Smith (missionary and conference speaker) from EV Free Church, and Missy Gates (worship leader and speaker) from Abundant Life Church. The title of the Conference will be “Loving the Lord Your God.” The hosting church (GCRC) would like to invite all women within the community to attend. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share for a noon luncheon.

Mark calendars and stay tuned for information.


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