Patriotic concert is Aug. 11 in Elk City

A patriotic concert will be held in Elk City on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Elk City School, starting at 7 p.m. Sponsored by local businesses, the event is free to the public.

‘Chieftain’ play to be performed Aug. 11-13

My Cheiftain Faðir said to me: ‘My son, you must be strong. The world is yours; where’re you are, it’s there that you belong.’” With this verse, young Bjorn assumes his destiny as chieftain of his village after the tragic death of his father. Bjorn is the best of Vikings, but he realizes that there is so much more to be had than the life that he was given. His questions begin with a priest, then with long relationships broken, then with a battle not only for his life, his village, and everything he holds dear, but also for his soul and the souls of all under his rule.

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Raspberry Festival Fun

The Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood held its annual Raspberry Festival fund-raiser Sunday, Aug. 5, with visitors from all over the Camas Prairie and beyond. The day consisted of a variety of food-centered events as well as a fun run, art show, petting zoo, balloon clown, car show, entertainment and historical displays.

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Campbell takes on United Methodist pastorate

The love and care of good neighbors years ago led the way for Ryan Campbell to be where he is today. “Really, in so many ways, when I look back I see the hand of God,” he said. Campbell is the new minister at Grangeville’s United Methodist Church. He replaces Barbara Essen, who retired last month. Campbell and his wife, Denise, arrived in Grangeville June 1. Born and raised in rural Indiana, Campbell said he had at least two memorable early experiences with Christianity and grace.

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Faith Briefs: Aug. 2, 2017

STITES -- Canada’s Double Portion returns for a repeat concert at the Gospel Lighthouse in Stites, Thursday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m. Voted “Live Band of the Year” GMA Canada, the gospel group is one not to miss. The Gospel Lighthouse is located at 406 Main Street in Stites. Check out Facebook at

Pastor's View: Do you need to recover from winter?

The first few days of winter may sneak up on us. The first frost. The first snowfall. The living foliage goes dormant. Signs of life ebb away! If you have been through winter a few times you come to accept these chilly changes. You expect them to be short-lived. You expect warmer days to come. You expect renewal. You look forward to new sprouts, new blooms and new life.

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Greencreek, Idaho: Tiny town comes alive for annual Fourth of July celebration

The sleepy little town of Greencreek, Idaho, located 5.5 miles east of Cottonwood, is home to local farmers, an auto body shop and longtime families.

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Cornerstone expands, Hauger joins teaching staff

Longtime medical issues may have caused Kristin Hauger to resign her teaching post at Grangeville Elementary Middle School; however, she said it was the hand of God that made her make that final decision.

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Faith Briefs: July 5, 2017

Bonita Perreault of Cross-Over Ministry for Everyone will speak at the Encouragers meeting Thursday, July 6, during the no-host luncheon at Oscar’s Restaurant in Grangeville. Perreault describes herself as a follower of Christ, mother of six children, grandmother, friend, counselor, speaker, teacher and ordained minister, in desperate pursuit of God. She and husband, Matthew, have been married for 30 years. In 2011, with a computer, a garage, and a dream from God, they began a non-profit ministry to help those who cannot help themselves. In San Diego, they ran a food distribution center which supplied food to 60 needy families. In Grangeville, they opened a fund-raising store to help area residents needing help. They recently gave to a needy orphanage in Uganda.

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Middler day camp on tap for July

Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will sponsor a Middlers Day Camp for kids ages 10 through 13.

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Summit Academy opens preschool and daycare

Summit Academy expanded its services as of Monday, May 1. The private school opened the doors of Christ the King Preschool and Daycare.

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Museum recreates ‘Sister Alfreda’s Attic’

Siamese twin piglets perfectly preserved from when they were stillborn on a local farm decades ago, a mounted golden eagle with wings outstretched, an antique trumpet. These types of artifacts comprised Sister Alfreda Elsensohn’s emerging collection that she began to display in 1931 in the old St. Gertrude’s Academy attic. So began the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. A replica of the attic has just been completed as part of a five-year exhibit remodel plan.

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Spring tea ‘delightful experience’

When 25 ladies gathered at Real Life Church in Grangeville for a spring tea, May 20, they were in for a delightful experience.

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Pastor Essen to retire; reception set for June 11

Pastor Barbara Essen is retiring as minister of the Grangeville United Methodist Church effective July 1. She has served in her present position for seven years. Some of her prior parishes were in: Pomeroy, Montesano, Leavenworth, and Lind, all in Washington state.

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Concert set for Nazarene church

The musical group The Craguns will minister in concert at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Friday, June 30, 7 p.m. The concert is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend. A freewill offering will be taken.



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