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County genealogical society gets new home; Space donated by Payne family

GRANGEVILLE — Sour lemons sometimes do have a way of making the best, sweetest lemonade. This recently rang true for the Idaho County Genealogical Society (ICGS).

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Outreach clinic open in White Bird

Local organizations and residents in White Bird made the decision to help bridge a gap between initial health care and their community members.

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Feb. 20 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Barbara Essen; free dinner, Frank Hausladen; meals at site: 66 with 32 home-delivered; guests: Michael Carin, Kent Mitchell, Airy George.

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CIAA celebrates founding member Vicki Cole at 50th Spring Show

In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates founding member, Vickie Cole. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of Founding Members.

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Dancing The Night Away

The Festival of Hearts, a fund-raiser hosted by the Syringa Hospital Foundation, was held at the Grangeville Elks Lodge last Saturday night, Feb. 18. Prize winners for the evening: Alex Frei won a $500 gift certificate from B&B Bargain; Jeff Day won a gun safe from B&B Bargain; Jennifer Zimmerman from Inland Northwest Blood Center won the muzzleloader; and Jake Simler won the .22 rifle.

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It's Your Business: After-hours set for Idaho County Vets Center; Get Acquainted is here

Local junior and senior high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in diesel mechanics, auto tech & repair, ag tech, welding, fab and machining and auto body repair are invited to an open house at Partsway tonight, Feb. 22, 5:30-7 p.m.

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CIAA 50th Spring Show, May 2017, Celebrates Founding Member Ellamae Holes

In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates founding member, Ellamae Holes. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of Founding Members.

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Feb. 13 – pledge, Stanley Modrell; prayer, Barbara Essen; free dinner, Dolores Kindall; meals at site: 65 with 33 home-deliveries; Alta Clark birthday.

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NRA Banquet Fun

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.

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The Domino Effect

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.

STEM awards grants to GEMS, PTA

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.

CV ‘VEST Fest’ fund-raiser set for March 11

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.

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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.

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CIAA 50th Spring Show, May 2017, Celebrates Founding Member Ladd Arnoti

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.

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Kids Klub job helps Madden decide on career path

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.

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