Shirley Crane to share testimony at Encouragers this Thursday

Shirley Crane of Grangeville will share about loss and recovery at Encouragers, Thursday, Jan. 7, 11:30 a.m., at Oscar’s Restaurant, 101 E. Main in Grangeville. The regular no-host luncheon has been moved back to the first Thursday of each month.

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Church Building With A Message

The reader sign at Valley Bible Church in Kooskia offers inspirational messages that change frequently.

Ducks don’t climb trees

Can you imagine the animal kingdom judging and criticizing each other for the things they can’t do? Ducks don’t climb trees very well. Squirrels can’t fly very far. Frogs can’t run very fast and rabbits can’t swim very well.

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WHITE BIRD — Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird will hold its Second Saturday Men’s Breakfast this week, Saturday, Jan. 9, 7 a.m., free of charge. Just come hungry. PVBC will be starting a women’s study two times per month beginning Saturday, Jan. 16 and again Jan. 23, in the fellowship hall at 9:30 a.m. This month’s sessions will feature studies by Kay Arthur. Contact Kathy Stefani at 839-2220. All ladies are invited.

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Frosty Day

A thick frost covered the lamp post in front of the United Methodist Church on Grangeville’s Main Street late last month. The Methodist church offers a variety of services and programs. Stop in at 404 West Main Street or call Pastor Barbara Essen at 983-0310.

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Learning to trust God in midst of adversity: Onthank grows in faith, trust

It was a seemingly “normal” spring day 10 years ago when Cynthia Onthank sat down for breakfast with her husband, Jim, before he left for his job with Idaho Transportation Department.

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The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will host its annual Christmas musical program, Sunday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m., at the church, 515 W. N. 2nd Street. All are invited to attend.

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Johns diagnosed with blood cancer; stem cell transplant saves his life

A routine physical in 2008 changed the life of Ron Johns. Dr. Wayne Hollopeter had noticed Ron’s platelets had steadily been going down for the previous few appointments and decided it would be best to send him to a specialist.

New group for area youth to meet twice a month

A new twice-monthly group for area youth, ages high school through college, will meet the first and third Sundays of the month, 4 p.m., at the Hope Center (by Crema Café) in Grangeville.

Uhlenkott joins ‘pro-love’ movement Helps start local Embrace Grace group

Aimee Uhlenkott is a Christian who is pro-life. However, she began to look at the practicality of what she believed in.

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Junes attends Philadelphia event during Pope

Event an interrelationship with family, church family and faith

“For me, I thought this would be my only opportunity to be in the same hemisphere as the pope,” said Linda Junes of Grangeville. “When else was I going to have this chance?”

Harpster: Locals collect gifts for impoverished children

This month, ALACCA Bible Camp will serve as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many Idaho County residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

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Through the fire: A dome of protection

As darkness began to set, it was both horrifying and oddly beautiful to watch the firestorm race across the hillsides of our community. From the deck in my backyard, I had a front row view as the fire seemed to devour everything in its path.

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Life Chain

Approximately 75 residents from the Clearwater Valley region gathered along Third Street and to the Kamiah Bridge in Kamiah on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4, as part of a Life Chain, a pro-life event where participants pray and stand with signs as witness for “preborns imperiled by surgical mutilation and abortive birth controls.”

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