A look at the history of Idaho County
Once a year the City of Kooskia celebrates their beginnings. There will be lots of interesting events this year. There will be a re-creation of the original production of Oklahoma featuring some of the original cast plus additional talent to re-create the magical summer when Oklahoma came to Idaho.
“Every Hero Has a Story” was Salmon River Public Library’s summer reading program which will meet today for the last Wednesday of this summer from 1-2 p.m. for ages 1-8.
Elk City Days is fast approaching. Hope you all can make it for the celebration. Don’t quite know how long it’s been going on, but I have photos of a horse race down Main Street when it was on July 4 back in 1917. Don’t even know if it was called Elk City Days back them or an Independence Day celebration. I also have a photo of a drilling contest.
Harvest is progressing well on the Camas Prairie. On the average, most farmers are reporting yields are down from what they usually are. Haying is winding up on the west side of the prairie. It was cold this morning when we were out picking raspberries. The berries are almost finished also.
It was a cool day for the annual Triple Bar Drill Team O-Mok-See Sunday, July 26, at the Border Days Arena in Grangeville. Here, sisters Taylor and Colby Canaday participate in the pair sack race. For results see sports.
White Bird News
I really don’t have much to write about these days. It seems like everyone is busy, fishing, boating, working or tending to the gardens.
Elk City News
The 104th Dixie Day’s celebration is almost here so following is a schedule of the activities planned.
Riggins will be sizzling with Hot Summer Nights this weekend Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, in the Riggins City Park.
Fun, food, hugs and smiles were enjoyed by all who attended the “original” Prairie High School class reunions of nine years (1962-1971) which was held on July 11 at the Cottonwood City Park.
Kooskia, Kamiah News
Lewis County 4-H and FFA will have a Horse Show on Saturday, July 25, beginning at 8 a.m. Public is invited and they will be able to enjoy bareback, fitting and showing, equitation, English equitation and trail classes just to name a few.
Fish and Game is seeking public input on sage-grouse hunting proposals.
Here we are, in the middle of July already. I’m definitely getting older, because the sand seems to fall faster and faster in the hour glass.
Second Hand Treasures Cottonwood Yard Sale is July 18. It will be held in the grange building on Main Street in Cottonwood from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many new items have been added so come and see — lots of toys, books, games, puzzles and things of interest to kids. They are doing Christmas in July, so lots of decorations, etc. Other items include twin beds, a crib that makes into a junior bed, electric range, small chest freezer, dresser with a mirror, two nightstands, two TV tables, bookcase, assorted tools, fishing poles, and an electric handicap chair mounted on the wall for getting up and down stairs. Proceeds go to Summit Academy. Arnzen Drug, Purses Galore, Pure Elegance and possibly more downtown businesses will have sidewalk sales.
Knights of Columbus altar server appreciation picnic will be Thursday, July 23.