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Tackett turns lathe work into pen hobby

A life skill learned in high school shop class has turned into a hobby for a local man. Mike Tackett, who graduated from Grangeville High School in 2004, learned to use a lathe during high school. In later years, when he decided to purchase his own machine, he began teaching himself to use it in various ways.

Riggins News: High School Rodeo set for Riggins Saturday, Sunday

My sweet ’16 quote of the week, “People need to learn that their actions really do affect other people. So be careful what you say and do…it’s not always just about you!” Riggins and The Salmon River Realty welcome sales associate Abbey Tucker. Abbey and her husband Levi Tucker moved to Riggins more than a year ago to start Salmon River Electric and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle.

Cottonwood News: Mystery Night is this weekend

Mystery Night is coming up this weekend with an exciting night planned. Some live auction items are the ever-popular dinners including a Murder-Mystery Dinner. Cajun Seafood Boil and a Big Fat Greek Dinner.

White Bird News: Fiddlers will rock Hoot’s this weekend

October is here and with it brings the colors of fall. The leaves are turning and make for some really wonderful picture taking. You can hear some of the animals calling in the wilds…oh wait, that’s just the bugle from a hunter, hoping with all hope of bagging that big one!

Community Briefs - Oct. 5, 2016

Stan Modrell led the pledge and Barbara Essen offered prayer at the Grangeville Senior Citizens meeting Sept. 26

Elk City News: Quilters’ baked food, quilt sale set for Saturday, Oct. 8

Elk City is saddened by the passing of two of our own in the past two weeks. Leo Hansen, a longtime resident and logger and Joe Krzeminski also passed after a short battle with some major health issues. Joe’s memorial will be Friday, Oct. 21, in Grangeville at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Lynn would like those who knew Joe to “come and bring your Joe stories!” Pray for the family members to experience the comfort of God’s spirit at this time. Sew Help Me Quilters are having a baked food and quilted items sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. It will be held at the Elk City General Store. Get out and get some goodies and support this great group.

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TIMES PAST:More Than A Century Of Idaho County News: Oct. 5, 2016

•James Zehner challenges Ron Funke for Idaho County Assessor position while Harpster resident Richard Adams vies for County Commission District 1 seat against John Schurbon of Kooskia.

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Legion Donation

On Sunday, Sept. 25, volunteers from the Grangeville American Legion Post 37 and Auxiliary Unit 37 obtained donations at Asker’s Foods and Cash n’ Carry Grocery for the local Camas Prairie Food Bank. Approximately 300 pounds of food and $400 in cash were donated. The Legion thanks all who gave to help those in need.

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Jogging For Dollars

Grangeville Elementary School PTA was host to its annul Jogathon fund-raiser event for grades kindergarten through eighth Friday, Sept. 30.

Fall Fun Run car show is Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 9, an old classic and new sports car and truck Fall Fun Run is set. The group plans to leave Cottonwood’s Main Street at noon, drive to Craigmont, then Nezperce, on to Kamiah, and Kooskia, through Stites and into Grangeville, where there will be an impromptu car show around Grangeville’s Pioneer Park.

17th Annual Fall Historical Lecture Series begins Thursday

The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude’s Annual Lecture Series begins this Thursday, Oct. 6. These events provide insights into the history of the region and are held on Thursdays during the month of October with the support of the Idaho Humanities Council. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. A Q&A session with the presenters follows the lectures. Light refreshments are provided. These events are free and all are welcome. Programs are as follows:

Community News Oct. 5 2016

Kooskia Saddliers will host 2017 queen tryouts to coincide with its last playday of the year Oct 8. Tryouts begin at 10 a.m. If it rains, the event will be rescheduled to Oct. 15. Queens must have a horse available for 2017 and be between 12 and 18 years of age. Call LeAnn Nelson, 935-5805, or Louise Haukedahl, 935-5680.

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Blackmer places in speech competition: GHS student  travels to Oklahoma for national event

“I was definitely nervous,” smiled Grangeville High School senior Nicole Blackmer. Blackmer, 17, attended an American Quarter Horse Association show in Oklahoma City in August. Two years ago, a placing at a state 4-H contest team demonstration with Paige Lindsley allowed her to qualify to go to a contest in Oklahoma.

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Milestone - Engagement - Poxleitner and Holthaus

Kristi Poxleitner, daughter of Ed and Jackie Poxleitner of Keuterville, and Kyle Holthaus, son of Roger and Alica Holthaus of Moscow Mills, Mo., will be united in marriage Oct. 8, 2016, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Keuterville.

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Milestone - Wedding - Weiler and Dewey

Cariann Weiler of East Amherst, N.Y., and Cody Dewey of Grangeville were married Sept 23, 2016 at the Payson LDS temple in Payson, Utah.


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