May 11, 2016
The Crazy Critters 4-H Club held their last meeting on April 18. The secretary/treasurer report was given and minutes read. Reports were also given for old business. We finalized plans for our first Community Service project with a May Day event for the Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation residents.
Rian Wilson sings a solo in the song “It’s All Right” in Grangeville High School’s Concert Choir spring concert Thursday, May 4.
Six Kamiah High School students who earned the right to compete at the International HOSA-Future Health Care Providers conference in Nashville, Tenn., this June are continuing local fund-raising efforts with the goal of raising more than $6,000 to cover conference expenses.
Two full scholarships are available to Clearwater Valley High School students as well as students who are in an alternative educational program within the Clearwater Valley school district to attend Writers @ Harriman.
Lifeguard staff are needed for the Grangeville City Pool this season: tap full-time, two part-time and also substitute positions. Lifeguards must be age 15 or older. Lifeguard training classes will be held locally starting May 31. For information: city hall, 983-2851.
•Grangeville Flower and Gift Shoppe has purchased Finer Flowers. Sandy Kantner and Pat Meinen will join Grangeville Flowers’ staff. God’s Corner, which was housed in Finer Flowers, will move to Our Daily Bread on Main Street next to the Pizza Factory.
Did you have a good Mother’s Day? The Knights of Columbus were very generous to give roses to all the mothers at the weekend Masses in the Tri-Parish. I got to spend time in the woods with my children, and the sun was shining so it was a good day.
This is the “Kick Off Saturday” for the Tahoe QRU yard sale at their facility at 786 Leitch Creek east of Kooskia that begins at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Bring down your tables, chairs and goodies for sale and join the fun. Space is free and lots of people attend. This event will take place the second Saturday of each month through October. See you there!
My Sweet Sixteen quote of the week is “Mother’s Day is really every day of the year; however, it is really nice to set aside one day of the year to especially honor our mothers.” All ladies are invited to the annual Mother’s Day Tea, “Beauty Within,” at the Salmon River Community Church this Friday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in the fellowship room. Jeannie Fitch will be the speaker, and ladies of the church will prepare the tea goodies. See you there.
Wolf sighting … a large black Canadian wolf was seen on Thursday by townsfolk just below Newsome Creek dragging a large part of an animal behind it. Flaggers need to be on alert. I was able to talk to one of them on Monday, so hopefully the word will get around.
Agnes Forsman opened the May 3 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Dolores VonBargen led the dinner prayer. Guest was Kathy Gaither of Grangeville. There were 50 meals served with 22 home-delivered meals. Barbara Rehder won the free dinner. Diane Schultz shared a joke this week.
Boise State University celebrated its 98th Commencement ceremony May 7 in Taco Bell Arena. In total this spring, 2,334 students were eligible to receive 2,561 degrees and certificates. Alaggio Laurino of Keuterville delivered the student address and graduated with degrees in history of art and visual culture, and visual art.
Mrs. Hauger’s second and third grade classroom at Grangeville Elementary Middle School had their annual Cystic Fibrosis penny drive during the past month. The class distributed containers for pennies, or other coin donations, to fill throughout the month. The class collects, weighs, sorts and counts the coins, using this as a math activity. “The students are excited to see how many pounds of coins they collect,” Hauger said. This is the eighth year her class has raised money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic Fibrosis is a disease which affects the lungs and digestive system.