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KHS students excel at state HOSA conference

Kamiah High School students received recognition at the recently-completed Idaho State HOSA-Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference held in Boise, April 5-7. More than 800 secondary and post-secondary students from throughout the state attended the event which featured an opening ceremony followed by two days of competitive events and a closing ceremony.

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GHS Students are Microsoft Certified

Grangeville High School students are preparing for life as they continue to take Microsoft Word tests for certifications as office specialists in various areas. Recently passing the certification tests are students in Mr. Bruce Wassmuth’s second hour business and technology class: Mindy Fredrickson, Alexia Holcomb, Jack Kennedy, Quinn Hall, Dawson McEwen, Jesus Perez, Ryan Cox, Nicole Parks, Abigail Pullen, Hailey Russell and Marissa Kennedy.

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White Bird News: Egg hunt draws more than 115 participants

I hope everyone had a nice Easter and found lots of things to do outdoors as Mother Nature sure decided to let us take advantage of the nice weather. Although it may not have been really warm, it wasn’t raining or snowing!!

Riggins News: High School Rodeo set for this weekend at Riggins

My quote for the week is “Never pass up an opportunity to volunteer for activities for our local kiddos. Color the Canyon still needs a few more volunteers to help make that day a colorful success.”

Elk City News: W&S minutes available

Hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. For those of you who will be, or may be, affected by the possible move of the Elk City Water and Sewer Association to a District, the meeting minutes for March included the information that they will contact Thad O’Sullivan, attorney, and ask that the association “be put on the back burner [indicating his involvement] for now, until such time as things can be pulled together; i.e., legal description of the proposed boundaries, names and addresses of taxpayers, and so on. The deadline for getting the district question on the ballot for November is Sept. 16.”

Lowell / Syringa News: Celebrating without electricity

My life in the Idaho wilderness Easter Sunday: Power out 23 1/2 hours, no phone, no Internet, no electric heaters, no coffee! The guy in Cabin No. 2 said his sleep apnea machine went out; the guy in No. 3 (Alan Hamilton from AIRE Boats) said he was fine, no problem, his dogs slept next to the propane heater; the couple in No. 4 from McCall said they were used to it; the bear hunters in No. 7 didn’t even realize power was out, left early, came in late to sleep and got two bears; the turkey hunters in No. 8 got a big turkey with an 11-inch beard which they cooked outside on the fire ring and didn’t miss electricity. Two gals in motel room came in and left without a drop of power and paid cash!

Cottonwood News: Two breakfasts set for weekend

There will be two breakfasts on April 23: Assumption Parish Mother/Daughter breakfast, 9:15 a.m., at the Assumption Parish hall. All mothers and daughters and women in general are encouraged to attend. The Haiti Mission Team is also having a fund-raiser pancake breakfast at St. Mary’s Church following the 10 a.m. Mass. Husbands and sons and those who did not make the earlier breakfast are all invited.

CIAA celebrates founding member Irmalee Green

In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates founding member, Irmalee Green. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of founding members.

Clearwater Valley News: Equine education day set for April 29

Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. Americans have observed this day since 1970 to raise awareness of air, water and soil pollution. Typical activities are picking up trash along roads, planting trees and recycling. The Kooskia recycling center will be open 10 a.m. to noon. Drop off sorted metal cans, office paper, newspaper, catalogs, magazines, cardboard and plastic containers (with caps removed). For information about what they accept go to


A brief update on our progress with the ARF shelter project as of April 12: The land survey is complete. Having this step finished will allow us to apply for grants to help with construction of the building. A huge thank you to Charlie Light and the Skinner Land survey crew.

Community Briefs: April 19, 2017

Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship will be meeting Saturday, April 22, 6 p.m. in the fellowship barn at 43 Whitetail Drive just south of Grangeville (home of Gary and Judy Porter). There will be a chili tasting; bring a favorite chili or a side dish to share and bring a friend.

District 244 short on driver’s ed instructors

Parents and students throughout the area may have noticed it’s becoming more difficult to get into driver’s education classes. “We simply don’t have the instructors,” apologized Grangeville High School driver’s ed coordinator Alecia Hagen.



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