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High School Homecoming Idaho County Style

(Left) Grangeville High School crowned its queen and king, seniors Abby Asker and Justin Fogleman, at the halftime of its homecoming game; (middle) Salmon River High School celebrated its homecoming last week and crowned its royalty Friday night, Oct. 5. Pictured here are king Ethan Shepherd and queen is Chevelle Shepherd; and (right) Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia celebrated its homecoming last week and Friday night crowned its royalty. Pictured here are queen Mikaela Herrick and king Ty Dominguez.

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Riggins News: Fire department seeks local volunteers

Quote of the week: “If we could spread love as quickly as we spread hate and negativity, what an amazing world we would live in.” This is my October challenge to you…spread love! Fire Prevention Week is this week, Oct. 7-13. Special thanks to our Salmon River volunteer firefighters Roger Rashok, Randy Spickelmire, Donnie Clay, Dave Olson, Jonny Wilson, and Jeff Joyce-Chief. Look, listen, learn, and be aware…fire can happen anywhere. Look for places fire could happen and address the problem. Listen to know the sound of the smoke alarm. Learn two ways out of every room. Besides serving on the Fire Department and being available for fire alls, these guys also go above and beyond to respond to ambulance calls to help when needed. Kuddos to you for your dedication to our community. More fire department volunteers are needed. This takes dedication and training to become a firefighter.

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White Bird News: Dinner benefit for Messick is Oct. 20

The “S” word has been heard from some folks this last week. Yes, snow has been spotted in some places, so we now can say the fall and soon to be winter is upon us. The annual wood cutting for the community saw around 40 people turn out to help, split, load and deliver the much-needed wood to those in the community who can’t get out to get it themselves. Our appreciation goes out to all those who brought chain saws and wood splitters; Ginger, for the use of her property; Bonnie Olmstead, for the great lunch; the wood suppliers; Brodie Robinett for hauling the wood; and Tom and Cheryl Cullin for the equipment and fuel.

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Mystery Night is this weekend

A Fatima Rosary Rally will take place Saturday, Oct. 13. Meet at St. Mary’s Church at noon. Those able to walk in procession will pray the rosary in procession outside. Those who find it difficult to walk will stay in the church and pray the rosary there. Save the Date: Nov 4 is the annual Assumption Parish Dinner and Bazaar! Tickets for the raffle are being sold now.

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Clearwater Valley News: Smiths clown around in China

The historic Kooskia Opera House Theater is on the market again after selling just a year ago to a private buyer. In 2017 a local group organized to raise money to buy the opera house, but did not raise enough funds in the time allotted by the previous owners. I haven’t heard if the group will try again. It’s a great facility with a second-floor performance space that has hosted many theatrical and musical performances throughout the years.

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Elk City News: Flu shots available Oct. 22

Docs from St. Mary’s Hospital will be up on Oct. 22. They will bring flu shots so if you want one call ahead, so you can get on the list. They would like an idea of how many to bring. Call them at 208-962-3267 for an appointment.

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Celebration set for Airy’s 85th birthday

Darri and Tina invite all family and friends to celebrate the 85th birthday of their father, George Airy. An open house is set for Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:30 to 4:40 p.m. at 320 West North 7th Street, Grangeville. Airy was born Oct. 8, 1933, in Rochester, New York. He is retired from the United States Air Force/Civil Service. Airy has two daughters and six grandchildren and enjoys time with the family dog, Angel Joy (pictured).

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Homecoming Activities At CVHS, GHS, SRHS

(Top) Clearwater Valley High School’s football coach Roger Whelan gives the students a pep talk; Grangeville high school students have a dance off (middle photos) and (above, left) enjoy their ride on the homecoming parade float and (bottom, right) Justin Whitten and Alethea Chapman are crowned Riggins’ Salmon River High School prince and princess. All three schools celebrated their homecomings Friday, Oct. 5.

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Fall Lecture Series: Casey to discuss Florence Cemetery

The second lecture of the 19th Annual Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Fall Lecture Series takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, with local historian Penny Bennett Casey who will present her research on the infamous Florence Cemetery.

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Community Briefs - Oct. 10, 2018

Christmas gifts are being collected in Grangeville to help make the holiday season special for children in foster care. Through Nov. 16, Eric and Joyce Forsmann will be collecting items. They can be dropped off at Stuivenga Vessey Drilling’s Main Street office (by Evergreen Apartments). Call Eric at 208-451-4272 or Joyce at 208-451-5795. Donate a gift basket for a foster family, new, unwrapped toys or financial contributions.

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Idaho in the middle for overall child well-being

Idaho is standing mid-range in most “kid” categories, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation 2018 Kids County Date Book: State Trends in Child Well Being, which was recently released. Since 1990, Kids Count has ranked states annually on overall child well-being using an index of key indicators in four areas: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. For overall child well-being, Idaho came in at 21. The top five states were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota and Iowa, while the bottom five were Alaska, Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana and New Mexico. Neighboring states include Utah (6); Washington (15); Montana (23); Oregon (30); and Nevada (47).

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Organizations - Oct. 10, 2018

Stan Modrell opened the Oct. 1 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane offered the prayer. Terri Wisdom was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 47 meals were served at the site and 32 meals were home delivered. There were no guests this day. Pinochle Winners: Jane Burgess, first with 3,370 and Barbara Henderson, second with 3,250. Stan Modrell opened the Oct. 3 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane offered the prayer. Crystal Peck was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 48 meals were served at the site and 29 hot and 60 frozen meals were home delivered. Guests: Riggins Senior Center.

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It's Your Business: Flu shots ready locally

Syringa Hospital and Clinics in Grangeville is offering to bring influenza vaccines to local businesses to administer to employees. The “Traveling Flu Clinic” will be available to Grangeville businesses from Monday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Oct. 19. To schedule a time for the clinic to stop by your business, call Dana at 208-983-8571. Flu shots are a preventative service covered 100 percent by most insurance companies. If employees wish to not use insurance, vaccines will be $35. Cash or checks accepted at time vaccine is administered.

October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Summit’s Mystery Night will be Oct. 13

Happy October! The scenery is beautiful this time of year. So many variations of colors of green, red and yellow. Last week was county fair week at Nezperce. Our seven grandchildren did very well coming home with lots of blue ribbons for steers as well as crafts and other things that they made. We were very proud of all of them.

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