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Holiday Happenings: Nov. 23, 2016

The Hangout, 603 Front Street, Cottonwood, will host a free Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert and beverage will all be available at no cost. Call 962-7383.

Organization News

Lyins-Dahl VFW Post No. 5407 and Auxiliary once again had a fine turnout of veterans, families and friends for the annual “Veterans Day Chili Feed.”

Cottonwood News: Summit chess tourney set for Dec. 10

We had an enjoyable time at the Jukebox Saturday Night Swing Dance at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center. Adults and kids danced and visited, even if you did not know them when you came in. Some wore vintage clothing and had a good time playing pool. It was a very friendly atmosphere. Next week there will be a country dance at the Vets Center at 318 East Main in Grangeville.

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Elk City News: Veterans meal standing room only

Cocoa writes: “Wow! The meal was a great success. It was standing room only. We were thrilled at the turnout, it was great. It makes us want to do it again and again.” “We had the Patriot Pen contestants speak, and then had the Voice of Democracy contestants speak. Their speeches were very inspiring.

Riggins News: Savages to play for state championship Nov. 19

My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is “The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart, so be careful with your words.” November is the month to think about being thankful…let’s think on those positive things. Congratulations to Salmon River High School senior volleyball players, Maddy Tucker and Sarah Laritz, who were chosen to play on the Senior All Star Volleyball Team. They played in the District 3 Senior All Star game Monday, Nov. 7, in Parma.

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Dancing Days Gone By

Dorothia VanHouten of Cottonwood was one of 22 dancers to perform for the residents of Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Monday, Nov. 14.

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TIMES PAST: More Than A Century Of Idaho County News

An early morning windstorm Monday knocked out power to several Idaho County communities and resulted in sporadic property damage and tree knockdown. No injuries were reported.

White Bird News: Dinner draws more than 200

The election is finally over and Veterans Day has passed, so let’s move on to some new happenings in White Bird! Our little town had two veterans, Toni Robinson and Ed Carlin, who received their Quilts of Valor. The Salmon River School District and Pinehurst Quilters, along with the help of Tammy Stone, helped get this done.

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Got Swag? 

Excitement reigned on Nov. 9 at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse when members and guests gathered to construct the Christmas swags for their annual community fund-raiser.

Nov. 20 book signing by local author follows service; Capito-Young to sign book

Debi Capito-Young will be at The Life Center on Sunday, Nov. 20, to minister with a book signing to follow the morning service at 10:10 a.m.

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PHS senior makes hats for St. Jude’s patients

Between working several jobs, 4-H, homework and preparing scholarship applications, Prairie High School senior Lindsay Goeckner also manages to find time to make hats. Not for herself, nor her friends, but rather she has a mission to cover young cancer patients with a little love.

Community Briefs: Nov. 15, 2016

The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend with the meal provided by the church.

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Milestone: Anniversary - Schmidt

Ken and Pat Schmidt of Greencreek will be honored by their family on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary while spending time together in Reno, Nev., during Thanksgiving. They also celebrated with their family in July in Pendleton, Ore., where they attended a Zac Brown Band concert and enjoyed spending time together.

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CIAA photographer David Martin finalist for national ‘Spider Awards’

Amateur photographer David Martin of Clearwater was presented with the 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of nature at a nomination and winners “PhotoShow” webcast Saturday, Nov. 5.

Area students recognized for essays

The Richard Jacobs VFW Post 4902, based in Cottonwood, recently announced the 2016 student education award winners. The Voice of Democracy competition is open to students in grades nine through 12 and participants give a three- to five-minute. The theme this year was “My Responsibility to America.” Awards were presented Saturday, Nov. 12, during a VFW banquet.

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