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Clearwater Valley News: Navajo Taco Feed set for this Friday night

I spent last Saturday afternoon amidst happy chaos at the youth zone at Kamiah Barbecue Days. I volunteered at the obstacle course, a large brightly colored inflatable feature with two lanes. Kids of all ages attempted to leap from one large ball to the next landing on their feet, their bellies, however they could manage, making their way across the course, then climbing out and shooting down the slide at the far end. My role, trying to keep some semblance of order, was an interesting challenge.

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Riggins News: Salmon Run is this weekend

My quote of the week: “Always be kind. If you see someone falling behind, walk beside them. If someone is being ignored, find a way to include them. If someone has been knocked down, lift them up. Always remind people of their worth. Be who you needed when you were going through hard times. Just one small act of kindness could mean the world to someone.” I saw lots of this kindness last week in the 4-H/FFA barns in Montana at Beaverhead County Fair.

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White Bird News: Food bank pickup is Thursday; woodcutting upcoming

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. Now, we look toward to fall and the activities that come with it: woodcutting, hunting, the sights of the changing colors and, of course, the holidays. Once again, our little town will come alive with various activities. Many will need help so get in contact with someone if you are able to help in any way.

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Cottonwood News: Awana Night set for Wednesday, Sept. 12

Labor Day weekend means the end of summer. I know the kids are happy to be back in school! Well, at least some of them are. It is always fun to use all the new stuff you get for school. We can see our blue skies again! Yea! And we can see the stars at night. The fires must be getting under control.

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It's Your Business 2018: Youth nonprofits have big impact on community

In 2017, for its debut issue, “It’s Your Business” focused on several family-owned businesses throughout Idaho County. Our communities would not be the same without them. This year, in this expanded section which gets its name from the weekly column I write for the Free Press, we wanted to focus on some of our county’s youth development programs.

September 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

It's Your Business 2018: ASK: Riggins More than an after-school program

“ASK is definitely a positive in our community,” said Rhonda Damon. Damon is the business manager and past program director for the Riggins After School Kids, Inc., program. However, ASK is more than “after school.” Damon, who has worked with ASK for seven years, said the program is open to all kids in the community and serves an integral role in social and academic development.

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It's Your Business 2018: Idaho in the middle for overall child well-being

Idaho is standing mid-range in most “kid” categories, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation 2018 Kids County Date Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being, which was recently released. Since 1990, Kids Count has ranked states annually on overall child well-being using an index of key indicators in four areas: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.

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It's Your Business 2018: Valley Educators Support Team: Kooskia Organization gains momentum to support Clearwater Valley schools

The need for more in their local schools brought two men together six years ago; however, the meeting relied on a relationship that was actually forged years before. Kamiah’s Greg Drake, a now retired educator and 1965 alumnus of Clearwater Valley High School, and then-CVHS principal, Dave Harrington, Lowell, a Kamiah High graduate, had known each other for years. “He had played football for me when he was in middle school,” Drake smiled.

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It's Your Business 2018: Idaho County number 12 on ‘financially healthy’ list

When it comes to being financially healthy, Idaho County isn’t a bad place to live. Idaho County ranks number 12 in the state for its financial health. To find the most financially healthy places, SmartAsset took a holistic approach, considering debt as a percent of income, bankruptcies per 1,000 people, poverty rates and unemployment rates. Nationally, Idaho County ranks at number 1,145. The percentage of the count’s debt versus income is at 1.28 percent, while bankruptcies per 1,000 are at 1.73.

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It's Your Business 2018: Idahoans value their on-line privacy at $1,218

Is someone hacking your Facebook? Sending messages via your e-mail? Online privacy is a fairly consistent hot topic. While many may have been rushing to change privacy settings, hide information from everyone except immediate family and best friends, or simply delete social network sites, many are just taking it in stride.

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