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Raspberry Festival art show draws crowd

COTTONWOOD — The annual Raspberry Festival event was held Sunday, Aug. 7, and featured a variety of events.

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Riggins News: Spickelmires recognized as volunteers

Kudos to “Miss Susan” Hollenbeak, Riggins City Librarian and Summer Reading Program Lady, for another successful Summer Reading program. Randy and Ronda Spickelmire were acknowledged by the Riggins City Council as July’s Community Volunteers for their community volunteer spirit. They offer a huge amount of help with the annual Hot Summer Nights event by organizing and working in the Beer Garden as well as other things in our community, including their many years of service on the Salmon River Cowboys Association. Mary Lou Hirst, Hot Summer Night organizer is especially thankful, saying, “Their love of family, community, and fun shines through in all they do while still working hard. They do everything from ordering to setup in the Park, organizing volunteers to man the Beer Garden the two days and hauling ice.

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Mackies to lead Elk City Days parade this Saturday

The Home Buyers Guide, a business closure and guidance by faith all played a role in how Jackie and Bob Mackie landed in Elk City. The Mackies will serve as grand marshals for the 2016 Elk City Days on Aug. 12 and 13.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Weippe Rodeo set for next week, Aug. 20, 21

Well, Kooskia Days are over and we can all start getting set for the Kamiah Barbecue Days. Until then we can all have a good rest and gain strength to get through all their festivities. Aug. 20 and 21 is the Weippe Rodeo in Weippe.

Elk City News: Town celebration starts Friday

Well, Elk City Days is finally almost here! The grand marshals are none other than Bob and Jackie Mackie. For those of you who are new to the community, Bob and Jackie have been here for many years.

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TIMES PAST: More Than A Century Of Idaho County News: Aug. 10 2016

•COTTONWOOD – Months after the last inmate escaped from Cottonwood North Idaho Correctional Institute, a deterrent fence is being built. According to NICI Warden Jim Rehder, the materials were delivered to the minimum security facility July 31 and work is currently under way to place fence posts and mesh wire.

White Bird News: Council to gather Aug. 10

It’s kinda quiet down in our little canyon this week. We are in our last days of summer and it’s still pretty warm. Many have probably smelled the smoke in the air, either from the forest fires or it’s your neighbor’s BBQ! Did you get an invite? School will be starting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Grangeville and in Riggins it will be on Aug. 30. Hard to believe – where did our summer go!!

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Cottonwood News: Holy Cross Church burglarized

It rained on the Raspberry Festival on Sunday, but a lot of people stayed around anyway. Some came after the rain. The art show was a popular event for the first time this year. Local artists were invited to show off their work. The sisters work very hard to make everyone feel welcome.

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Raspberry Festival Fun

Slinky the Clown interacts with visitors as he produces a balloon animal. Slinky entertained guests at the carnival section of the Raspberry Festival at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on Aug. 8.

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Four vie for Idaho County Fair queen honors

Four young ladies will vie for the position of 2017 Idaho County Fair Queen at the crowning event set to take place Friday night, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., at the Arena Building. This year’s candidates are Kally Arnzen of Grangeville, Selena Davila of Cottonwood, Chaye Uptmor of Keuterville and Tiffany Sonnen of Greencreek.

Idaho County school registrations scheduled

Clearwater Valley Junior/Senior High and Clearwater Valley Elementary schools KOOSKIA – Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School will register seniors Monday, Aug. 15, 8 to 10 a.m., and juniors 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sophomores will register from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and freshmen from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students will register from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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Community - Milestone - Wedding - Turnbull

Pamela Holman of Grangeville and Jake Turnbull of Cambridge were marred June 25, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood and the reception was at the Holman Farm.

Community Briefs - Aug. 10, 2016

Central Idaho Quilt Guild will once again present their annual quilt show during the Kamiah BBQ Days on Sept. 3 and 4. The quilts will be set up at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church located on the corner of Idaho and 7th streets in Kamiah. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday.

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