June 22, 2016
Don’t forget: Pink Out the Stands is set for the rodeo Sunday, July 3, 6 p.m. For everyone who wears pink, $1 will be donated by the Border Days Committee to a local cancer charity. Support the rodeo and support your local friends and family members who may be experiencing complication from a cancer diagnosis.
Insurance help for wildlife survivors is the topic of a Roadmap to Recovery workshop set Tuesday, June 28, Kamiah Fire Station on Main Street, starting at 6 p.m. Those property owners whose homes were damaged or destroyed are encouraged to attend. Topics covered will be navigating your insurance claim, extending deadlines, recovering “held back” depreciation and full value on your property, and overcoming challenges around the one-year anniversary. Free copies of the Disaster Recovery Handbook and Household Inventory Guide will be available.
If you suffered a loss from the fires last year there is a meeting that might be of interest to you. The meeting will be June 28, at the Kamiah Emergency Services building beginning at 6 p.m. It is a workshop which will include information you will need to talk with your insurance company.
I hope all the fathers had a great day Sunday. We spent the day with family and friends in the mountains; our favorite thing to do. Haying is getting started on the prairie. Some farmers were able to get some hay in before the rain. Our family is cutting hay today, so that means I get grandkids all week!
My sweet ’16 quote of the week is by Josh Shipp: “You either get bitter or better. It is that simple. You either take what has been dealt and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate. It belongs to you!” Salmon River School District 243 was Idaho’s top-performing district on the SAT and one of the state’s smallest districts. Salmon River is a four-day week district-based school in Riggins, Idaho with an enrollment of barely 100 students K-12 in the district; there were 37 enrolled high school students 2015-16. The school’s average SAT score was 1,123. Way to go Salmon River; we are all proud of you!
Elk City Baptist Church will hold their annual summer Vacation Bible School for children the week of June 27 through July 1. All children are invited from preschool through 7th grade. The program is titled: Submerged – Finding truth below the surface. The children will learn some very important life skills and truths while they have fun with music and other creative activities. Snacks will be provided each day. The activities kick off Monday, June 27, 9 a.m.
The annual White Bird Days Parade was held Saturday, June 18, led my grand marshals Dick and Susie Brust and White Bird Rodeo Queen Bella Klapprich. This year’s theme was “There’s No Place Like Home.”
Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) flag carriers (L-R) Amy Farris and Mika Charley stand at ease during the Sunday, June 19, parade in Kamiah. The flag carriers participated in drills while carrying the sponsor flags in the CVRA rodeos both Saturday and Sunday.
The annual Craigmont June Picnic is set for this weekend, June 24-26. Friday, June 24, starts with the horseshoe tournament at city park at 3 p.m.
Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) hosted a royalty luncheon following the CVRA parade, prior to the rodeo, Sunday, June 19. Queen Jade Paul and Princess Shelbie Miller welcomed visiting royalty members. The group is pictured here outside the CVRA/Gold Trail Wranglers concession and meeting room at the rodeo grounds in Kamiah.
The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, July 6, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. All are welcome. Call 926-7776.
Dylan Garrigus and Katie Hauger of Grangeville announce their engagement and plans for a Sept. 3 wedding.
2016 White Bird Rodeo Queen Bella Klapprich of Grangeville (middle) is pictured here at the White Bird Days and Rodeo Royalty Luncheon held Saturday, June 18. Klapprich’s mom, Melissa Miller Klapprich (left) was White Bird Rodeo Queen in 1996 and her aunt, Kami Miller Fogleman (right) was White Bird Rodeo Queen in 1999.