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Baby New Year 2015: Azalea Shanae Rhoades

Baby takes flight for life on birth day

Ashlynn Shanae Moore and T.J. Rhoades were surprised to learn their daughter was Idaho County’s first baby of 2015. They were even more surprised at the events that followed their daughter’s birth.

‘Journey to College’ to air : Monday, Jan. 26, on Idaho PTV

Idahoans who end their education in high school can, on average, expect to earn only half as much as those with a four-year degree, yet fewer than 47 percent of the state’s 2013 high school graduates enrolled in a two- or four-year program. Why are Idaho’s high school students not going on to college or other postsecondary education programs?

Idaho’s individual income tax filing season opened Jan. 20, along with IRS

The Idaho State Tax Commission started processing 2014 Idaho individual income tax returns yesterday, Tuesday, Jan. 20, the same date the Internal Revenue Service began processing federal returns.

Clearwater Ground Hog Feed set for Feb. 1

The 52nd annual Ground Hog Feed is set for the Clearwater IOOF Hall Sunday, Feb. 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This all-you-can-eat home-ground and seasoned sausage, eggs, pancakes and beverages, is available for a nominal fee. In addition, bulk sausage will be sold at the door.

St. Mary’s/Holy Cross dinner, raffle is Feb. 8

Feb. 8 is the date set for the St. Mary’s/Holy Cross annual parish dinner and prize drawing which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Keuterville Hall.

Luncheon set at Clearwater for today, Jan. 21

The next luncheon served at the Clearwater Meal Center will be today, Wednesday, Jan. 21, noon at the Clearwater Baptist Church. All ages are welcome, $5 donation is appreciated but not required. Come and meet a neighbor and find a friend.

GHS band rummage sale scheduled for Jan. 24

The Grangeville High School Band will hold a rummage sale to try to complete fund-raising for their trip to Disneyland in March.

KCPC will meet tonight

The Kamiah Community Partners Coalition (KCPC) will meet at 6 p.m., tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Kamiah Welcome Center on Main Street.

GHS collecting veterans’ photos for school display

Grangeville High School senior Steve Bruce is working on revamping the veterans display case at GHS. Any GHS graduate who is a veteran is invited to submit their photo and information. Drop off at the GHS office or e-mail to

Volunteer Fireman’s ball, auction is Feb. 14

The annual Volunteer Fireman’s Ball and Auction is set for Saturday, Feb. 14, at Hoot’s Café in White Bird. This includes the Salmon River Rural, Riggins City, Grangeville and White Bird City fire departments.

Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship to meet Jan. 24

Gary and Judy Porter with Rid’n For the Cross Ministries invite everyone to Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship which will be held this Saturday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.

Holy Cross dinner on tap for Feb. 8

Cottonwood News

The Idaho Catholic Youth Convention is coming up soon. All the youth of the Tri-parish are invited to attend. Are you interested in sponsoring a youth for ICYC? Cost this year is $128 for a youth to attend ICYC. Some of our youth cannot afford the fee to attend ICYC, so any amount you would like to contribute to help is very much appreciated. Make your check payable to St. Mary’s Parish and mark it for ICYC.

Fireman’s Ball to be held Feb. 14

White Bird News

I didn’t get a whole lot of response from anyone about the mobile food bank. I know there are quite a few people in this area who go to the Grangeville Food Bank, so I’m confused.

Dinner to raise money for VFW

Elk City News

Sad news! Kim Beeler (some may remember her as Kim Pitcher growing up here in Elk City) died last week. Please pray for her family and especially for their young children.

Hollon, Calvin, Smith named P.O. coloring contest winners

Riggins News

Congratulations to the talented coloring kids, Johanna Hollon, Logan Calvin and Min Smith, for winning the coloring contest for their age groups sponsored by the Riggins Post Office and made possible by the wonderful donations by The Banana Co., Blevins Agency, Sterling Bank, Salmon River Inn, Two River Coffee, Gold Dredge Builders Warehouse LLC, Alliance Heating and Air Conditioning, and Diane Thach. Lori Schmidt, postmaster, is also very grateful to these businesses for the smiles she received when the winners picked up their prizes. It was the highlight of the holidays!