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Historian presentation on Florence Cemetery Wednesday, May 24

Event part of Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

Local historian Penny Casey will present a history on the Florence Cemetery on Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m., at the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests office in Grangeville, Idaho, located at 104 Airport Road.

In the News: May 17, 2017

The Grangeville site for Idaho County Recycling will be closed on Saturday, May 27, for the Memorial Day weekend. Normal operating hours will resume in June.

Riggins News: ‘Hike for hooters’ this Saturday in Pollock

My quote for this week is “Hug O’ War…I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war, where everyone hugs instead of tugs. Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rugs. Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.” (One of those quotes where “Everyone could use a little good news today….”)

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Lowell / Syringa News: Guests make 3 Rivers life interesting

Kyle Petty had a spectacular event along Highway 12 last Sunday, Mother’s Day. It was a glorious run of motorcycles and support vehicles heading east in the sunshine! The communities of Lowell and Syringa came out along the highway to watch. Some hooting and hollering ensued!

White Bird News: Killgore Adventures is host to 40 students

I hope everyone had a nice weekend and the mothers enjoyed the sunny weather as well.

Elk City News: Service set for May 28

Lots of elk in the meadow and some deer showing up as well – what a blessing to see this as we drive around Elk City.

Cottonwood News: Retreat focuses on Dr. Seuss wisdom; Memorial Day services scheduled

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and the Knights of Columbus gave roses to all the mothers attending Mass. What a nice tribute. They are truly our knights in shining armor!

St. Mary’s Clinics to offer sports physicals in area

St. Mary’s Clinics will be host to its 22nd annual sports physical clinics for all area schools. This program provides the necessary sports physical screening required by the Idaho High School Activities Association. The cost of the exams is $25 (payable at the time of the exam) with $15 being donated back to the schools’ athletic department.

High school graduations set for May

Graduations throughout the region are set for May. Below is a list of local high school graduations ceremonies:

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ECWR to host ‘Dessert at the Museum’ set for Saturday, May 20: Event to run 1-4 p.m.

The Friends of the Clearwater-Elk City Wagon Road are hosting a desert at the museum Saturday May 20, 1-4 p.m. All are welcome. The Wagon Road Museum is a step into the past which was opened four years ago in the Clearwater Grange Hall in beautiful downtown Clearwater.

Eckel graduates from University of Central Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. — Grangeville resident Hannah Eckel graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology - exercise/fitness management as a part of the spring 2017 class, which included 1,643 students.

Community Briefs: May 17, 2017

Clean up your junk in two city-sponsored events in Cottonwood and Grangeville. Citywide cleanup in Cottonwood is ongoing through June 1; residents, businesses, organizations and schools are encouraged to participate. Roll-off bins are available at the corner of Idaho and Second South Street to use for yard waste, branches and inert items; no household trash, animal wastes, hazardous materials (paints or chemicals, for example) or tires. Call city hall, 962-3231. The City of Grangeville’s annual cleanup event is May 22-26, held to help residents start yard cleaning for the summer and overall improve community presentation. Items must be placed at the curb for pickup. To get on the pickup list, call city hall, 983-2851, with your name, address, and general list of items to be collected.

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Honey Bee Heaven

A honey bee flies toward a flowering plum tree in Grangeville. The bees extract nectar and pollen from the flowers for nourishment. Pollen is collected by the bee in its pollen basket, identified in this photo as the bulging section of the legs. Their distribution of pollen also is key to successful growth of plants and crops.

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