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Tempus Fugit: Feb. 18, 2015

A look at Idaho County history.

Calving season under way in county

Cottonwood News

The weather has been excellent for baby calves. We had our first one Saturday. I see a few around on other farms also. The trees are starting to bud out, and flowers are poking through the ground. The pussy willow is blooming, too. I think they call this “spring fever.”

Chocolate Fantasy set for Saturday

Kooskia/Kamiah News

The Chocolate Fantasy in Kamiah on Saturday is one of the premiere events in the area. All things chocolate will be present from chocolate lasagna to double chocolate brownie torte and everything in between. This is always a beautiful program and you will have missed a wonderful time if you miss it. Kamiah Community Partners Coalition is presenting this at the American Legion Hall, 618 Main Street in Kamiah. There is an auction, prizes, entertainment, and a beautiful array of chocolaty foods. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Do support this group who does so much to help youth in our community.

District to elect new trustees May 19

Riggins News

Salmon River School District will have elections for three of its five board of trustee zones — zone one, two and three — May 19. Zone one is the zone north of town, zone two is the zone west of town and zone three is the zone in town. See the district website for a detailed map of the board of trustee zones.

Heckathorn pens new book on longevity

Elk City News

Went down to Boise to attend a House committee hearing on HB51 designed to restore Idaho’s small dredging industry. Last year, at a similar meeting, a retired scientist from EPA testified. He was all for dredging as the process helps clean up our rivers and streams and does not discharge toxins nor harm fish. Dredgers testified that when they stir up the bottom of the streams with their process, the fish swim around eating what is brought up. The turnout was smaller this year but some of the same/similar evidences were presented. It was voted out of committee to the House floor where its future is uncertain. Sure hope it passes.

‘Mecca of activity’

Lowell/Syringa News

It’s been a good week. Kayakers and catarafters are on the Lochsa. It’s up to five feet plus with the warm weather, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing with questions about the level. The snow is all gone from Lowell and Syringa, and the sun is high in the sky today. It’s for sure we still have some cold days ahead before summer; I’m not planting my tomatoes just yet.

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Organizations: Feb. 18, 2015

The Feb. 9 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Alta Clark and the prayer was given by Jim Myers. The free dinner came to Cory Stowers. There were 70 meals and 30 takeout meals served. Nickel bingo winner was Roberta Gibbs and blackout winners were Alta Clark and Mary Purdy.

Community...in brief

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for today; GHS class of ’75 reunion meeting is Feb. 19; Lincoln Day Dinner set Feb. 28 in Greencreek; Aladdin performance set for Saturday at CVES.

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A twist on classics: GHS drama students to present play Feb. 19-21

A deli-owning Romeo and Juliet? An unsuspecting, dreamer of a King Arthur? How about a female Sherlock Holmes or a city-wise, scratchy voiced Daae in the Phantom of the Opera?

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Eagles have hand in many community efforts: Organization donates $1,000 to Grangeville Mountain Rescue

Grangeville Eagles and Aerie 539 were busy Monday, Feb. 2, doing what they do best: Giving back to the community. The lodge was able to give $1,000 to Grangeville Mountain Rescue (GMR).

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Siblings in running for military kids honor

Three local children were recently selected as semi-finalists for the “Military Child of the Year” contest.

Elk City cleanup a success

Yakoviches spearhead effort

With a recent project successfully completed, volunteers are open to others in need for a cleanup project for this year.

Blood drive set for CVHS

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Friday, March 13.

Wilkins represents GHS at All-State Choir

Taylor Wilkins spent last weekend traveling and singing.

Tickets now on sale for SMH Mardi Gras event

Tickets for the St. Mary’s Hospital Mardi Gras, set for March 21 at the Cottonwood Community Hall, are on sale now.