MVSD’s Johnson takes Lewiston Library job

After 11 years as the Mountain View School District 244 librarian, Lynn Johnson will be shelving her last books for the district. Johnson was recently hired as the Lewiston Library director by the Lewiston Library Board of Trustees. Her first day on the job will be Jan. 14, 2019.

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Food preservation class set for January

Do you want to learn how to safely can, dry or freeze your garden’s bounty? University of Idaho Extension invites you to enroll in Preserve@Home, an online food preservation class to teach individuals how to safely preserve a variety of foods. Participants learn how to produce high-quality, preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and food safety.

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Hospice memorial program draws crowd

“I welcome you all here today who come to remember those who have left an indelible mark on our lives,” said Dr. Danny Griffis. Griffis spoke at the annual Syringa Hospice Tree of Lights Memorial program held at the senior center Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9. Close to 200 people attended the event. Griffis is the medical director of Syringa Hospice, a position he has been in since 2010.

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Stars Dance Academy

Stars Dance Academy presented its recital “Christmas Stories,” Saturday, Dec. 8, at Grangeville High School. More than 50 dance students participated in the program under the direction of instructor Lori Zechmann (see Stars Dance Academy on Facebook).

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Kamiah play set for Dec. 17, 19

The Kamiah Characters Theater Club will be presenting “Star Tracks: The Exposition Menace” at the Kamiah Multipurpose Room on Monday, Dec. 17, and Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. There will be an intermission, complete with a bake sale.

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Riggins News: Harper joins public works department

Quote of the week: “Children don’t need more things. The best toy a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them.” The planned protest about closing steelhead fishing turned into a celebration. “We would like to take a moment to thank local business owner, Roy Akins, for his efforts in our Salmon River Community, for his perseverance and dedication in this cause … organizing and leading meetings, devising a plan and launching the Alliance. Thank you, sir, and thank you to the many others who were front and center in this process.#community #rigginsidaho,” by Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. See more info on this protest/celebration in the Free Press.

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Gospel Lighthouse Christmas Program

Gospel Lighthouse Church of God in Stites will be host to “The Christmas Story: A Savior is Born,” Sunday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m. The play will be presented by the church youth (pictured here) and gospel team. Admission is free and all are encouraged to attend. The church is located at 406 Main Street.

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Clearwater Valley News: Harpster program, Kamiah plays set

I met a great guy named Mr. Sandy Staab at the Kamiah Middle School Library last month. He uses the moniker “The Chess Guy,” and travels to area schools at lunchtime to teach students the game. Fun to watch the excitement of kids as young as fourth grade intent and focused on playing this ancient board game.

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White Bird News: Lighted parade set for this Saturday night

“Baby, it’s cold outside” and I’m not talking about the song! The temperatures have dropped, so stay warm and remember the fur babies, too. One last reminder that Santa is coming to town! Join in for our lighted at-night Christmas Parade on Dec. 15 in downtown White Bird. Parade starts at the entrance to White Bird at 6 p.m., lineup is at 5:30 p.m. Then join us for hot drinks, food, bonfire, and fireworks to follow at the Memorial Park in town. Contact City Hall at 208-839-2294 or 208-839-2457 to enter or for information. Spread the word as everyone is welcomed! Set up that morning and anyone who can lend a hand is needed, starting at 11 a.m.

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Cottonwood News: Christmas Masses, activities on tap

The morning of Dec. 7, the sunrise was so beautiful I had to get up and take a picture. It was magnificent! And with the cold weather we have been having, the snow sparkles like there are thousands of diamonds on the ground. What a wonderful place to live. Stop and enjoy the little things around you. The Christmas Mass schedule is as follows for the Tri-parish churches. Dec. 24, 5 p.m., at St. Mary’s; Dec. 24, 7 p.m. at Assumption; Dec. 24, 7 p.m., at St. Anthony’s; Dec. 25, Midnight Mass at St. Mary’s; Dec. 25, 10 a.m., at St Mary’s. Everyone is invited to any of these Masses.

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Elk City News: Family loses house in fire

For those of you who don’t live in Elk City but have ties here/love it here/care about what happens here, there was a house fire last Friday. Sheri and Charlie Yarborough’s house burned down. Sheri’s mom, Nancy Smart, and Charlie and Sherie’s son and daughter-in-law, Devin and Rochelle Stranathan, were also living there. Everyone is safe but in shock. The volunteer fire department responded and although they weren’t able to save the house, they saved the outbuildings and prevented it from spreading. Several members kept a watch late into the night. The Elk City Ambulance also responded. I am sure there will be fund-raisers for the families and I will keep you informed.

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Christmas tree permits available for local national forests

In Idaho County and the surrounding area, it is a popular tradition to begin the holiday season with an outing to the forest to cut the family’s Christmas tree. Permits for Christmas tree cutting are now available at Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests offices, as well as several local vendors. Free permits are also available to all fourth graders through the Every Kid in a Park program.

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