April 26, 2017
The Grangeville Farmers’ Market will be hosting its third annual “Meet, Greet and Eat” event Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. The gathering will be held at the Soltman Center, across Main Street from the Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.
The farmers are getting anxious to get in the field. Usually by this time some of the planting is done. But the rain is not cooperating. At least the pastures are nice and green. The cows will probably be going out soon. Then I won’t have any baby calves to watch out my window. At least they will be happy to be on green grass.
Alan and Mary Hamilton were up on the Lochsa last weekend with some friends from McCall, and the “Ladies on the Lochsa,” a group of kayakers from mostly Montana joined forces at Wilderness Gateway to get out on the river as well. Cloudy skies and rain all week. It’s just a way of life in Lowell! Too early to mow the lawn.
Just-for-fun coed softball begins at the Kooskia City Park on Monday, May 1. A group of “good-natured” residents get together twice a week and play softball every Monday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m., through Labor Day. They play because they enjoy the game and the camaraderie.
The sun made an appearance on Saturday, so hope everyone got out and enjoyed it. I know a lot of people headed for the river, had barbecues, and just plain relaxed for the day. I did not clarify my wording on the Buck Horn Place in last week’s news. This is on private property so you cannot hunt there, but it is available for rent during hunting season. Thanks, Pat, for letting me know.
My quote of the week is “True love isn’t Romeo and Juliet who died together. It’s grandma and grandpa growing old together.” And sharing that love with each other, their children, grandchildren, friends, and family alike…(I added the last part.)
Grangeville High School and Prairie High School (Cottonwood) recently had their high school proms.
Marlene George and the VFW Auxiliary want to encourage all to, “mark your calendars” to attend the Giant Taco Feed May 5 at the VFW from 5 to 7 p.m. This is an annual fund-raiser for the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department sponsored by VFW Wilderness Post No. 8311 Auxiliary.
Club wrestling was productive for locals the past few weekends. Last weekend, 8-year-old William Told of Grangeville participated in club wrestling at Kuna High School.
District 3 High School/Junior High School Rodeo brought competitors into Riggins Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23
Screening for 2017-18 kindergarten students will be held May 3-5 at Kamiah Elementary School. Those planning to attend kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017. Call the KES office at 935-4012 to make a screening appointment.
A Fifth Sunday gospel hymn sing is set for Stites at the Gospel Lighthouse Church Sunday, April 30, 5:30 p.m. All are invited. Call 926-4766 with questions.
Decision on May 16 ballot
Salmon River Joint School District 243 offered patrons a slight break in its levy request, breaking a five-year run. The district is asking for voter approval on a $525,000 supplemental levy.
Grangeville Elementary Middle School students work on a mural in the junior high wing of the school on Saturday, April 22. They received help from community members, principal Dr. Susan Anderson and art teacher Patrick Phillips. The mural was the idea of late teacher Mr. Mark Willig and will include a geological timeline.