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Cottonwood Senior Center opens its doors

Up until about a month ago, seniors in Cottonwood would gather weekly at the Cottonwood Community Church. The Prairie Senior Citizens officially made their transition to the basement of Cottonwood Community Hall after the city recently finished major renovations. About 35 area residents gathered Sept. 20 for a hot meal and conversation. Friends updated each other on family news and reminisced.

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Riggins News: Art guild show set for this weekend

My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “The most attractive thing about you should have less to do with your face and body…and more to do with your heart and how you treat people.” Happy autumn! Wow! The colors are changing from green to red, orange, gold, and brown. Take some time to take a drive up the river or into the canyon or up into the mountains; beauty is everywhere.

White Bird News: Heckman wins wood; ladies take food prizes

Seasons are changing and the fall colors are beautiful. The cooler weather is calling the hunters and people are doing the final cleanup around their houses before winter sets in. Along with that, as a senior project, Frankie Zumwalt raffled off two cords of red fir fire wood, split and delivered to the winner, Dion Heckman. Frankie raised around $700 for the youth wrestling program. This money will be used to pay for the youths that can’t afford to wrestle. Thanks for supporting this project.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Apple pressing event set for Saturday on Tahoe Ridge

Tahoe QRU will host their annual apple cider squeezing at their facility, 786 Leitch Creek Road, seven miles east of Kooskia, 9 a.m. until noon. Have apples at their facility by 11:30 a.m. The presses are manual, which means someone has to turn the handle and it takes a while. Do not bring a truckload of apples.

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TIMES PAST: More Than A Century Of Idaho County News: Sept. 28, 2016

10 YEARS AGO September 27, 2006 •RIGGINS - A newly formed advisory commission will focus proactive efforts on planning for growth and development in the city of Riggins.

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Cottonwood News: At Summit, Sonnen helps kids think about, honor veterans

After much trouble with my computer and the Internet this summer, I think I have all the bugs worked out. I hope to have an article each week from now on. I apologize to anyone who did not get their article included in my column.

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Elk City News: Taco feed on tap for this Thursday

There will be a taco feed and dessert auction to raise money for the Sew Help Me Quilters Quilts of Valor projects. It will be at the Elk City School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. Elk City School will also have a taco seasoning which will be for sale at the taco feed. The money raised will be used for field trips and eighth-grade graduation. This will be a good opportunity to connect with people you haven’t seen all summer, meet new people, and help two great groups.

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Sew-Ciety quilt show names winners

Nearly 200 people stopped in at the Sew-Ciety Quilt Guild’s 10th Biennial Quilt Show Sept. 24 and 25, held at Grangeville Elementary Middle School.

Cottonwood News: Democrats to meet at Greencreek

Idaho County Democrats will be holding their election year dinner at Greencreek Community Hall this Saturday, Sept. 24. The theme this year is “Celebrating Idaho Women Who Broke Barriers.” Grangeville native, Mundek Clement-Stein, will again be the master of ceremonies and music will be provided by more local talent, the Syndicat Bros., Pete Northcutt and Johnny Henderson.

Riggins News: Rain drives some away from event

Senior citizen lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Station. Lunch is open to everyone; and to keep this program going, they need more attendees. You are all encouraged to attend. Thanks for helping keep this program in Riggins. Bingo night, sponsored by the Senior Citizen group, will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center for all those 18 and older. Cash prizes for winners as well as snacks and water for everyone.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Apple pressing TBA; Cougar spotted in Big Cedar

Pretty slow in our area, for a while. Next month, the date is still to be determined, Tahoe QRU will have their annual apple cider pressing. It will be open to the public, but this year there will be a limit on the amount of apples you can bring, since last year someone showed up with a pickup load of apples. I will let you know next week the date. Nothing, I mean nothing taste like fresh pressed apple juice.

White Bird News: Cookoff is this weekend; American Legion restarts

Looks like Fall is starting to show her colors. The temps are getting lower in the evenings, along with the sounds of firewood being cut. On Sept. 10th approximately 24 people gathered to tackle the load of logs that Pineda Post and Poles donated to the White Bird Medical and Relief. In just more than four hours, nine to 10 cords of wood were cut, split, loaded and delivered to area residents.

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Let The Games Begin

An unidentified rider competes in the two-stake event as part of the Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H O-mok-see Sunday, Sept. 18, in Cottonwood.

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Times Past: 100 years of history in Idaho County

•Mark Gravatt and several other people addressed the City Council at their Monday meeting on the difficulty for person with disabilities to conveniently and safely access downtown businesses.

Community invited to ‘Living Ready’ preparedness fair

Some challenges in life impact the whole community, such as the wildfires last summer that threatened and sometimes destroyed homes and businesses, while others are individual such as unemployment or health problems. “Living Ready” is meant to help local residents in facing and overcoming these parts of the human experience.

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