January 18, 2017
Let’s pray that this New Year will be one of peace for our community as well as our country.
Jim Chmelik was at the Greencreek Hall after Mass Sunday to give everyone a chance to see the table that he has made. This was featured in last week’s Free Press.
I do hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and are enjoying time with family and friends. Many Riggins kids, young and old, are sledding and skiing. Take care while driving in the snowy icy streets and roads, and be safe playing in the snow whether in your own yard or in the mountains or just plain ol’ having winter fun wherever. Severe weather warnings are in order for Riggins. This week, the weather forecast calls for extremely cold temperatures, expected to be in the high teens with lows hovering between -5 and 0. Make preparations and be safe. Stay inside and keep warm if you do now have to go out and about.
Square dancing lessons start on Saturday, Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m., at the Clearwater Valley Middle School. Phil Rowan of Harpster invites people of any age to join in.
Dec. 19 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Tom Helmick; free dinner, Claire Satre; meals at site: 50 with 33 home-deliveries; guests: Ashley Reuter and Nathan Reuter.
A recent bit of difficult news made Grangeville Elementary Middle School eighth grader Kaylee Doughty spring into action. When she found out her beloved science teacher, Mr. Mark Willig, had been diagnosed with cancer and would not be returning to the classroom, she made a decision.
The Elk City Veteran of Foreign Wars, Wilderness Post 8311, Auxiliary Annual Scholarship Application Packet is now available from the Counselors at the Grangeville or Clearwater Valley high schools or from the auxiliary representative.
KOOSKIA – Square dance lessons are set to start Saturday, Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m., at Clearwater Valley middle School. Call 983-1125 or 935-8459.
The Stubbers family at the family farm in Greencreek not only had the kids home for Christmas, they also received a Century Farm certificate and plaque from the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS), the Idaho Department of Agriculture and the governor’s office.
GRANGEVILLE — Leslie Voegele speaks to Encouragers Thursday, Jan. 5, 11:30 a.m., at the monthly no-host luncheon at Oscar’s Restaurant in Grangeville. A John Maxwell coach/trainer, and founder of the Hip-Peace Movement, Voegele resides in both Grangeville and in Williston, N. D.
The Monastery of St. Gertrude will offer a “Come to the Quiet” retreat Friday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., through Friday, Feb. 3, 1:30 p.m.
Grangeville Church of the Nazarene held its annual Christmas Family Night Sunday, Dec. 18, with a variety of solos, duets, children’s choir, reading and hymns.
Food pickup will be on the 5th at noon. The White Bird Gun Club will be starting their annual winter shoot on Jan. 8. Call 839-2653 for information and to get signed up for this fun event. Practice shoots will be on Saturdays and junior shooters are especially welcomed.
The American Red Cross has upcoming blood donation opportunities in the following area communities: •Grangeville: Thursday, Jan. 5, Idaho National Guard Armory, 105 NE 4th Street, noon-5:45 p.m.
Out with the old and let’s welcome in 2017 the best we can. New year…new beginnings. Remember to stay warm with this cold weather and please remember your pets. They need a little extra help from you as they can’t do it on their own.