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Riggins News: Harper joins public works department

Quote of the week: “Children don’t need more things. The best toy a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them.” The planned protest about closing steelhead fishing turned into a celebration. “We would like to take a moment to thank local business owner, Roy Akins, for his efforts in our Salmon River Community, for his perseverance and dedication in this cause … organizing and leading meetings, devising a plan and launching the Alliance. Thank you, sir, and thank you to the many others who were front and center in this process.#community #rigginsidaho,” by Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. See more info on this protest/celebration in the Free Press.

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Clearwater Valley News: Harpster program, Kamiah plays set

I met a great guy named Mr. Sandy Staab at the Kamiah Middle School Library last month. He uses the moniker “The Chess Guy,” and travels to area schools at lunchtime to teach students the game. Fun to watch the excitement of kids as young as fourth grade intent and focused on playing this ancient board game.

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White Bird News: Lighted parade set for this Saturday night

“Baby, it’s cold outside” and I’m not talking about the song! The temperatures have dropped, so stay warm and remember the fur babies, too. One last reminder that Santa is coming to town! Join in for our lighted at-night Christmas Parade on Dec. 15 in downtown White Bird. Parade starts at the entrance to White Bird at 6 p.m., lineup is at 5:30 p.m. Then join us for hot drinks, food, bonfire, and fireworks to follow at the Memorial Park in town. Contact City Hall at 208-839-2294 or 208-839-2457 to enter or for information. Spread the word as everyone is welcomed! Set up that morning and anyone who can lend a hand is needed, starting at 11 a.m.

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Cottonwood News: Christmas Masses, activities on tap

The morning of Dec. 7, the sunrise was so beautiful I had to get up and take a picture. It was magnificent! And with the cold weather we have been having, the snow sparkles like there are thousands of diamonds on the ground. What a wonderful place to live. Stop and enjoy the little things around you. The Christmas Mass schedule is as follows for the Tri-parish churches. Dec. 24, 5 p.m., at St. Mary’s; Dec. 24, 7 p.m. at Assumption; Dec. 24, 7 p.m., at St. Anthony’s; Dec. 25, Midnight Mass at St. Mary’s; Dec. 25, 10 a.m., at St Mary’s. Everyone is invited to any of these Masses.

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Elk City News: Family loses house in fire

For those of you who don’t live in Elk City but have ties here/love it here/care about what happens here, there was a house fire last Friday. Sheri and Charlie Yarborough’s house burned down. Sheri’s mom, Nancy Smart, and Charlie and Sherie’s son and daughter-in-law, Devin and Rochelle Stranathan, were also living there. Everyone is safe but in shock. The volunteer fire department responded and although they weren’t able to save the house, they saved the outbuildings and prevented it from spreading. Several members kept a watch late into the night. The Elk City Ambulance also responded. I am sure there will be fund-raisers for the families and I will keep you informed.

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Clearwater Valley News: Kamiah event draws a crowd

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches? Creatively decorated trees, wreaths, swags and the happy voices of children and adults of all ages filled the American Legion Hall in Kamiah last Saturday. This was part of a weekend-long olde-fashionned Christmas celebration organized by the Upriver Youth Leadership Council and many partners.

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Cottonwood News: Lighted parade is this Sunday

Gifts for residents of Cottonwood Shelter Home are needed at Christmas. If you would like to help purchase gifts, call JoAnn McHugh at 208-962-3846. Prairie Pro-Life Has set up the Tree of Life at St. Mary’s. The tree will be up for the duration of Advent. The Crisis Pregnancy Centers have only specific needs; note the items written on the tags. For questions, contact Kerry Uhlenkott or Julie Arnzen 208-962-3464.

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Riggins News: Winter Ball is Saturday

Quote of the week: “It’s not what’s under the Christmas Tree that matters; it’s who’s around it.” Charlie Brown. The Winter Ball 2018 is this Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Riggins Community Center featuring a no-host Cocktail Hour where Bev Knight will be playing piano music, followed with a dinner of prime rib and Seven Devils Shrimp. Reservations are required; all tables are now filled. Dance to the music of Joaquin, Dave, and Verna from 8:30 p.m. to midnight; the dance is open to the public at 8:30 p.m., for $10 per person. Buck Fitch will be auctioning gift items including a beautiful Christmas wreath, and the nine fantastic centerpieces throughout the evening.

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White Bird News: Parade, lighting contest both on tap for next week

The snow has arrived, along with that brings on the holiday festivities. The town has been decorated, with more activities coming in the following weeks...stay tuned as to what’s happening! Food pickup is Dec. 6. WBARD will hold their meeting on Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. City council will meet on the 12th at 6 p.m. Then on the 13th, at 10 a.m., will be the SRAG meeting, followed by the chamber meeting at 10:30 a.m. at city hall.

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Elk City News: Denham awarded Quilt of Honor

A Quilt of Honor, the “Stars and Bars,” quilt (see photo), was presented to Joseph E. “Joe” Denham of Elk City who served his country in the United States Army in Korea and United States Army Reserves (1964-1970). Joe was helping out friends by taking care of the Allison Ranch, so he was not present at the Veterans Day dinner to receive it. The following was read at the dinner.

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Christmas Carol Collaboration

Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Saturday evening, Dec. 1. GHR activities director Amy Farris lighted the outside patio, fence and gazebo and administrator Ryan Beckman flipped the switch at the event. Here, (L-R) Jerry and Susan Johnson and their granddaughter, Sydney, provide music for the residents and their family.

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Clearwater Valley News: Kooskia, Kamiah celebrations on tap for this weekend

I enjoyed two Thanksgiving dinners this year. In addition to our family’s Thanksgiving day turkey dinner, a friend and I participated in the Community Thanksgiving dinner at the Wa-‘A’Yas Center in Kamiah earlier in the week. The center provided the turkeys and hams while others brought side dishes and desserts. I enjoyed sharing a dinner table and visiting with Stella Penney and her lovely young children. Great food all around, but special food highlights included mini fry bread and huckleberry cheesecake.

November 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


White Bird News: Decorating to be judged Dec. 14

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Now, on to the last month of the year - yes it’s the end of the year already and that brings on the fun of the next holiday. Do you love the twinkling of lights, the sights and sounds of Christmas, as well as people coming together in friendship? Then join us for the annual decorating of our little town on Saturday, Dec. 1.

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Elk City News: Community calendars for sale

Thought I would share with you about the Sew-Help-Me quilters and the Quilts of Valor and Quilts of Honor that you have seen featured in this column during the years. According to Sue Philips, “In 2011, the Sew-Help-Me Quilters of Elk City and Dixie became part of the efforts of a national organization called the Quilts of Valor Foundation. More than 200,757 Quilts of Valor have been presented to active service members and veterans who stepped up to keep this nation safe, often at great sacrifice.

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Cottonwood News: Concerts, Christmas parade set

We had a little skiff of snow last week. I guess that means winter is right around the corner. The dates have been set for the Prairie winter concerts. Dec. 12 is the Prairie Jr./Sr. High School Band concert at 6:30 p.m. at the high School Gym. Dec. 19 the Prairie Elementary School concert is at I p.m., in the gymnasium.

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