January 18, 2017
Dave Robinson at Robinson’s Garage on Grangeville’s Main Street is in the tire business. Stop in and check out the tires he has for sale. Call 983-1151.
District 7B Representative Paul Shepherd of Riggins was one of 90 legislators honored recently by Food Producers of Idaho, Inc., (FPI) as an Ag All Star Legislator. FPI annually honors legislators for their voting record on issues supported or opposed by the organization.
Congratulations to Ryan Uhlenkott who was named Father of the Year at Daddy Date Night at Prairie High School. His daughter, Faith, wrote a beautiful letter about him.
I had fun tasting a variety of food with some friends at the Taste of the Clearwater event in Kooskia on Saturday night. Five Kooskia-Kamiah restaurants provided small plates of some of their favorite foods while Cloninger’s provided beer and wine. Kooskia Café, The Hub Bar & Grill, Backroads Diner, The Log Yard and the Kamiah Hotel Bar & Grill hosted the food booths. After tasting all of the food, people voted for their favorite restaurant, with Kamiah Hotel winning the people’s choice award for the second year.
It’s the middle of January and the snow is still hanging on, so is it winter, or with warmer temperatures coming, is it a January thaw? Only time will tell, so in the meantime, I hope everyone is not too homebound.
My third quote of 2017 is “One of the most valuable gifts in life is a loyal friend.” Riggins Mayor McClure and city clerk Brenda Tilley recently completed a 30-hour training course entitled, “Community Economic Projects: Putting All the Pieces Together,” sponsored by the Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) of which the city of Riggins is a member. Eleven other city representatives from Grangeville, Kamiah, Kooskia, and Culdesac also completed the course which took place during a nine-month period in 2016.
• After several appeals, Mark H. Lankford may be headed back to Idaho County to retry his murder case.
Marissa Kennedy’s senior project went off without a hitch even though it was held last Friday the 13th. Senior Morgan Pilant was named Mr. GHS 2017 at the first Mr. Grangeville High School Scholarship Pageant.
At the Water & Sewer board meeting on November 1st, under New Business, reference was made to an email from Stuart Hurley concerning looking into becoming a Water & Sewer District instead of an Association in order to obtain additional funding for the system. Then, in the December 6th meeting, further reference was made to the fact the Stuart Hurley called in to discuss the above issue. The board wants the membership to make the decision and it will be brought up at the annual membership meeting in February.
Edna Whitcomb will celebrate her 90th birthday Tuesday, Jan. 31. Her family will be host to a celebration in her honor Sunday, Jan. 29, 2-5 p.m., at the Abundant Life Ministries Church, 319 East Main Street in Grangeville.
From sea to shining sea, quilters across America will be threading their needles and putting the pedal to the metal while creating Quilts of Valor. Camas Prairie Quilts of Valor will meet Saturday, Feb. 4, to help fulfill the mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation to cover service members and veterans with Quilts of Valor.
Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) member, Pearl Maxner, demonstrated and gave art lessons to both Junior High and High Schoolers at Kamiah Jan. 5 and 6. Kamiah BBQ Days ultimately provided this venue. A private CIAA donor gave $100 worth of supplies to Kamiah art teacher, Ben Henderson, for promoting arts in the schools. Ms. Maxner teaches watercolor annually in March at the Monastery of St. Gertrude Spirit Center. She currently teaches art at the Kamiah Bible School Academy. Other CIAA members will be demonstrating at the Kamiah school this next semester. She is seen here with Kamiah High students.
The Eagles breakfasts set for this Sunday, Jan. 22, 7 a.m. to noon, will use its proceeds to benefit local Quilts of Valor. The breakfast takes place at 218 North C Street at the Eagles Aerie Hall.