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Cottonwood residents meet, discuss school building’s potential

Fate of former Prairie Elementary; option for community center

Fourteen residents attended a meeting hosted by the Cottonwood Joint School District 242 Tuesday, March 14, to hear suggestions about potential uses for the former elementary school building. “Our role is to identify what our options are,” said Michael Taylor, president of consulting firm Vita Nuova. “Tonight, our goal is to hear from you.”

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GHS students fare well at first state science fair; Singh to compete at nationals

Grangeville High School students had a very good run at their first-ever science fair Saturday, March 4. Twelve GHS students in grades nine through 12 – along with teachers Shaun Bass and Naomi Finnegan — made the trip to the state’s first fair (held in three areas in the state the same day) and came home with medals and awards for all.

Use of Force policy passes for MVSD 244

Next step for district: ICSO for training

After almost two years of discourse, rewrites and discussion, Mountain View School District 244’s board passed its Use of Force policy at the Feb. 27 regular meeting at Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia.

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Cassie Chandler chosen as White Bird Rodeo queen

Although the sky was grey and overcast, the rain held off Saturday, March 18, as White Bird Rodeo crowned its new queen for the coming year. Cassie SueAnne Chandler, 15, was named queen for the upcoming rodeo year. She is a freshman at Grangeville High School and the daughter of Travis and Shandra Chandler of Slate Creek.

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Fire Academy

The 11th annual Clearwater Fire Academy was held in Orofino last week, March 17-19, drawing firefighters from dozens of fire departments throughout the region for skill-building and new information training.

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Wimer Field upgrades pitched to Cottonwood council

Cottonwood Youth Sports asks for procedural policy

“It’s not a full donation. I know it’s not going to be something that will happen right away,” he said. “What I’m trying to see is what would be allowable from the city, what the city would like to see, how we proceed forward from this point.”

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Milestone - Wedding - Scott and Brouwer

Sarah Scott and Paul Brouwer were joined in marriage Jan. 1, 2017, at the Gasquet Bible Church in Gasquet, Calif., by Pastor John Dean.

Community Briefs: March 22, 2017

Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship will be meeting Saturday, March 25, 6 p.m., in the fellowship barn of Gary and Judy Porter at 43 Whitetail Drive just south of Grangeville. Judy will be serving baked spaghetti. Bring a side dish to share and bring a friend. The Porters look forward to seeing everyone.

Contested elections for hospital, school, highway districts

Vote set May 16

Multiple races will be contested in the May 16 election on area hospital, school and highway districts.

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Elk City News: Slide is on the move again

Sue Bodden and the VFW Auxiliary want to let everyone know that the Community Easter Dinner will be Sunday, April 16, at the VFW from 1-3 p.m. There will be ham, rolls, green beans, and dessert provided. This dinner is provided free of charge — just bring a dish to share. Well, the “slide” is sliding some more (see photo). I took this photo on Friday, the 17th. Notice the upriver side.

Clearwater Valley News: Join committee to save Opera House

I talked to Gloria Taylor of Harpster about the newly formed Old Opera House (Kooskia) Cultural Committee. She is excited that 25 people came to the initial meeting in early March, with lots of great ideas. They plan to buy this lovely historic building and use it as a community center, artist studios, art gallery and performance space for children through adults.

Lowell / Syringa News: Wilderness Inn is now open for the season

Spring has sprung, the kayakers, catarafters, and rafters are all over it. They picked this last weekend to converge on the Mighty Lochsa. The level has gone up and down between seven feet at the highest so far, back down to five and one-half feet on Monday morning. With the Internet, it’s possible to get up-to-the-minute river flow at any given minute! I usually just ask Marty Smith, my go to for River info, it’s easier.

Cottonwood News: Community yard sale on tap for May 20

The date for the Cottonwood Community Yard Sale will be May 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $7 to be on the map. The proceeds are going to the Prairie Cross-Country Team this year. To sign up call Shari at 962-3559 or Jenny 451-4244. Leave a message with your name and phone number and we will get back to you. Deadline to sign up is May 10.

Riggins News: Carlson’s honored with wedding reception

My quote of the week was actually for last week…still appropriate…“For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way, good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day. and, I just could not resist this one:“Do not iron your shamrock, you really don’t want to press your luck.” Each are from Author Unknown. Hope your St. Patrick’s Day last Friday was green with health, happiness, and joy.

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White Bird News: Heckman working on welding

I have received word that Rod has gone through his stem cell transplant and is doing real well. He will be home by the weekend, but keep the prayers going for this to work. Speedy recovery to you, Rod.

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