Attendees packed the Grangeville Elks Lodge Friday night, Feb. 10, for the annual Camas Prairie Friends of the NRA Banquet. Funds raised from the event go 50/50 toward state and national education programs, none to political causes. Past local programs supported include “Women on Target” and the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office shooting safety clinic.
It was dominoes play time at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center Friday, Feb. 10. Assistant activities director Marilyn Deardorff (not pictured) played several games with residents prior to lunch time. (Left) Mary Howery watches as Jerry Rothchild plays his domino and (right) Colleen Prickett is thoughtful about her game plan.
The Idaho STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Action Center recently awarded more than a quarter-million dollars in PK12 grants to education professionals and organizations throughout the state — including $4,800 to Grangeville Elementary Middle School and the Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA.
VEST (Valley Educational Support Team — InVESTing in School and Community) will host its second annual fun-raiser Saturday. March 11, at the Outpost/Opera House in Kooskia. The event starts at 6 p.m. with student performances. There will be a social and silent auction that will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner, catered by Stephanie Duclos, at 7 p.m.
Feb. 6 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Tom Helmick; free dinner: Charlene Schumacher; meals at site: 54 with 30 home-deliveries; guests: Richard Cramer, Penny Whillham.
In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates founding member, Ladd Arnoti. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of Founding Members. Ladd Arnoti was featured artist at the very first CIAA Art Show.
After an absence due to loss of funding for a few years, the AmeriCorps volunteer service program is again alive and well in Idaho. At Kids Klub, Inc., afterschool program, that has translated to Grangeville High School senior Alyssa Madden being the 22nd AmeriCorps volunteer for the organization. Madden has worked for Kids Klub since her sophomore year of high school as an employee, but applied for the AmeriCorps position in 2016.
“I’ve only been in office a week, so I can’t report a whole lot,” laughed Denis Duman of Cottonwood. He is the newly elected District 3 Idaho County Commissioner. Duman spoke to a crowd of 23 people at the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting held Jan. 18, at Oscar’s Restaurant.
“We could not have done this without the wonderful support from the community and so many others,” said Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center director Jinny Cash. Cash spoke to attendees at the quarterly Grangeville Chamber of Commerce meeting Jan. 18.
Idaho County Veterans Center hosts day of service event
With a theme of “What is Your Story?” Grangeville saw a large percentage of its students enter the 2016-17 PTA Reflections contest. “There were 123 entries this year,” said Genny Lutz, Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA volunteer, who has organized the program for many years.
Jan. 9 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer
Representatives of Pine Tree Credit Union in Grangeville presented a $4,832 check to volunteers with the Camas Prairie Food Bank. Funds were raised through the second annual food drive – sponsored by the credit union and Bud’s Powersports that matched $3 with every dollar donated.
The American Red Cross reported a great turnout for its blood drive in Grangeville last Thursday, Jan. 6, held at the Idaho National Guard Armory, with 68 donors generating 60 units.
Border Days Royalty earned $136 through hot cocoa donations at the Winter Magic Tree lighting event for 2016 at Pioneer Park. Money was donated to the Camas Prairie Food Bank. Pictured (L-R) are food bank volunteer Carol Schmidt, Border Days Princess Micaela Farris, food bank volunteer Bonnie Austin and Border Days Queen Rachael Stevens.