May 25, 2016
Clearwater Valley Elementary 4th and 5th grade students spent last Wednesday, May 11, at the O’Hara campground on the Selway River. This educational event was organized by Courtney Couch of the USFS in cooperation with the Department of Lands.
Freedom Bible Fellowship in Kamiah will be hosts to Liberty Quartet Friday, May 20, 7 p.m. The church is located at 1115 Idaho Street.
Congratulations are in order for the Grangeville Elementary Middle School 7/8 middle school band who recently won first place at the Music in the Parks Silverwood Festival. Seventy-two students traveled to Coeur d’Alene High School to compete against schools from Canada, Washington, Oregon and Montana. The school competed in the small middle school division, earning first place. The band is under the direction of Kathy Stefani.
Agnes Forsman opened the May 10 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Larry Clark led the dinner prayer. Guests were Alta Clark, Ron Broker and Alice Nau. We also had two women from the Area Agency on Aging, Marissa Rudley and Julie Christianson. Marissa is a dietitian and Julie is a contract and budget specialist. There were 64 meals served with 22 home-delivered meals. Diane Schultz won the free dinner.
The Crazy Critters 4-H Club held their last meeting on April 18. The secretary/treasurer report was given and minutes read. Reports were also given for old business. We finalized plans for our first Community Service project with a May Day event for the Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation residents.
Rian Wilson sings a solo in the song “It’s All Right” in Grangeville High School’s Concert Choir spring concert Thursday, May 4.
Murder, mayhem and lost memories, oh, my! Age has caught up with world-renown mystery writer, Agatha Crispy, and – while talking to her trusty typewriter – she tries to battle the senility and pound out a new murder manuscript
Six Kamiah High School students who earned the right to compete at the International HOSA-Future Health Care Providers conference in Nashville, Tenn., this June are continuing local fund-raising efforts with the goal of raising more than $6,000 to cover conference expenses.
Two full scholarships are available to Clearwater Valley High School students as well as students who are in an alternative educational program within the Clearwater Valley school district to attend Writers @ Harriman.
Lifeguard staff are needed for the Grangeville City Pool this season: tap full-time, two part-time and also substitute positions. Lifeguards must be age 15 or older. Lifeguard training classes will be held locally starting May 31. For information: city hall, 983-2851.
•Grangeville Flower and Gift Shoppe has purchased Finer Flowers. Sandy Kantner and Pat Meinen will join Grangeville Flowers’ staff. God’s Corner, which was housed in Finer Flowers, will move to Our Daily Bread on Main Street next to the Pizza Factory.
Did you have a good Mother’s Day? The Knights of Columbus were very generous to give roses to all the mothers at the weekend Masses in the Tri-Parish. I got to spend time in the woods with my children, and the sun was shining so it was a good day.
This is the “Kick Off Saturday” for the Tahoe QRU yard sale at their facility at 786 Leitch Creek east of Kooskia that begins at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Bring down your tables, chairs and goodies for sale and join the fun. Space is free and lots of people attend. This event will take place the second Saturday of each month through October. See you there!
My Sweet Sixteen quote of the week is “Mother’s Day is really every day of the year; however, it is really nice to set aside one day of the year to especially honor our mothers.” All ladies are invited to the annual Mother’s Day Tea, “Beauty Within,” at the Salmon River Community Church this Friday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in the fellowship room. Jeannie Fitch will be the speaker, and ladies of the church will prepare the tea goodies. See you there.
The Grangeville High School tennis team held its annual car wash fund-raiser at Les Schwab Tires on Main Street last Saturday, May 7.