Veterans honored at annual GHS assembly

“Our time is past,” U.S. retired Army veteran Preston Funkhouser swept his hand across the area where veterans sat at Grangeville High School Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. “Now, it’s your time,” he told students, half-jokingly adding, “don’t screw it up.”

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Cottonwood News: VFW names winners of speech, writing contests

Sunday was Veterans Day, but it was observed many places on Monday, Prairie High School among them. We owe a debt of gratitude to all the veterans who have served our country, many giving their lives as the ultimate sacrifice. I hope all of you honored your own personal vet in your family.

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Lowell / Syringa News: Butterball it is for the Smith family

1,000 snowflakes fell from above in Lowell on Sunday, Nov. 11, and so begins the winter of 2018/2019. And then it stopped. The rivers are up, the helicopters are stacking logs off Coolwater Mountain every day now and the leaves have fallen. I’ll try to get information on the Lowell: Syringa EMT Christmas party in December and report back next week.

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Riggins News: SRHS footballers are 1AD2 champs

My quote of the week: “Those we love stay in our hearts forever.” Congratulations to our Salmon River High School Football District Champions for placing third in 1AD2 State Football Tournament 2018. The Salmon River Canyon is proud of you!

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White Bird News: Turkey shoot set for Saturday

Although we are in the ending of fall, I do believe that winter is not far behind. I hope everyone is staying warm as the temperatures are getting down in the 20s and 30s, and not warming up much higher during the days. Remember to clean the chimneys, and not to have anything stacked near a fireplace.

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Cutest Trick-Or-Treater Winner

The Cutest Trick-or-Treater contest, sponsored by Cloninger’s Marketplace, Advanced Welding and Steel, Stuivenga Vessey Drilling & Pumps and Idaho County Free Press, was won by little Josie Vrieling who received the most votes on her Halloween cow costume (pictured above, left). She is seen here (top, left) with her mom, Sarah Corder, and prizes (top, right) generously donated by Monster & Eli- 2 yeti monsters (value $112), Tato+Toddle Toy Club -wood pull toy (value $89), True Log Homes- chainsaw carved pumpkin (value $80), and Stuivenga Vessey Drilling & Pumps ($100 cash + 2 shirts). A Free Press favorite, “Bob Ross,” is also pictured (above, right).

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GCF awards nearly $10,000 in local grants

“It’s great to see so many people here who care about the future of Grangeville,” Mary Jahn told a crowd of about 125 at the senior center Thursday evening, Nov. 8. The gathering was the 2018 grant awards reception for Grangeville Community Foundation (GCF). The event was sponsored by Avista Utilities.

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Community Briefs - Nov. 14, 2018

The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Dec. 5, noon. Meals are normally served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church; however, no meal will be held Nov. 21 due to Thanksgiving the following day. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. All are welcome. Call 208-926-7776.

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Hospice volunteers busy working on memorial ornaments

It may seem a little too early for Christmas for some, but Syringa Hospice volunteers have been busy making ornaments since October. The annual Syringa Hospital Tree of Lights Memorial Service is set for Sunday, Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center.

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Clearwater Valley News: Kamiah alumni raise $39k for schools

Idaho made national news last week once again for racist behavior. Fourteen Middleton elementary school staff dressed as Trump’s border wall and in stereotypical Hispanic costumes. They claimed that they did not do this in front of the students, they merely posted it on the official school Facebook page where it quickly went viral.

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