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Cottonwood News: Fall lecture, Brats and Brew on tap

Tickets for the Prairie Community Library Brats and Brew this weekend are available at the Library, phone number 208-962-3714, and at the Cottonwood Community Credit Union. Advance ticket price is $25 per person, or $30 per person the evening of the event. Tables of eight may be reserved with purchase.

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High School Career Fair

Students from schools all across the Camas Prairie took part in the Oct. 12 career fair held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. The event was sponsored by Ida-Lew in cooperation with business, organizations, colleges and individuals throughout the region. (Top, above) Walla Walla Community College and Wells Fargo were among two participating entities. Students not only received information and personal face-time with participants, but were also given a variety of prizes and received a free lunch.

Clearwater Valley News: Ringers and Singers start holiday practices

I woke up early to the sound of silence on Sunday, yes the dreadful silence of another power outage when the refrigerator and freezer stopped. We fired up the camp stove and made coffee and eggs on the porch. Thankfully this was a “short” outage of only six hours. Nothing like the weeks long power outages in Puerto Rico, I hope things will improve there soon. Good news for the Elk City Wagon Road and the town of Clearwater. The Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest awarded a contract to improve the driveability of the route, while maintaining its historic character. The successful bidder is Flash Excavation of Harpster. Great to see a local contractor get this job. The improvements will make it easier for people to travel and enjoy this historical route.

Riggins News: PTO carnival set for this Saturday

My quote of the week is “Good things in your life give you happiness. Bad things give you experience. The worst things give you a lesson. The best things and people give you great memories.”

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Lowell / Syringa News: Gardiner recovering from foot surgery; big birthdays

We have some nice big bucks hanging from the cabin decks, so the hunters are having good luck early in the season. Our electricity was out for 12 hours during this last weekend. I hate it when that happens; telephones out, too!

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White Bird News: Halloween party set for this weekend

While the weather has finally gotten cooler at night and then still nice during the days, I think we can safely say fall has begun. Attention all you ghosts and goblins — don’t forget the annual White Bird Halloween Party, Oct. 21, at the IOOF Hall from 6-8 p.m. This is earlier than usual so keep the date open! We will be having our costume contest (7 p.m.), pumpkin carving contest (bring pumpkin carved or stenciled) and this year a scarecrow contest for adults and children.

Elk City News: Quilters change meeting

Heads Up for all you members of the Sew Help Me Quilters – The club has decided to change their normal meeting time from Tuesday, Oct. 31, to Tuesday, Oct. 24, so members could be home to greet trick-or-treaters.

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Cash and Carry Field Trip

Cash and Carry’s Myrissa Gates gives a tour to Grangeville Elementary Middle School students who were recently learning about their communities and neighborhood businesses.

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Little Library at Clearwater

The new Clearwater Mini Library, donated by Lyle and Susanne Smith, hangs on the outside wall of the Grange Hall in Clearwater. It was built by Lyle and given to Susanne for her birthday in September. The Smiths hope the new little library will be enjoyed by all, children and adults alike. The public is invited to borrow a book and/or bring a book.

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SRAG art show results announced

The Salmon River Art Guild’s Regional Fall Show, was held Oct. 7 and 8. The annual event brought in 108 entries and show winners from as far away as Boise and Anatone, Wash. Show judge Sharon Herther of Donnelly commented on the talent and excellence in this year’s entries. She said that it was a difficult event to judge. The Salmon River Art Guild has grown over the years and boasts nearly 70 members. More information on the Salmon River Art Guild, based in White Bird, ID can be found at

Riggins News: Pinehurst Quilters to host quilt, craft auction Oct. 21

My quote of the week is “Life is better when you cry a little, laugh a lot, and are thankful for everything you have.” The Idaho Old Time Fiddlers State Jam Session is this weekend, Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14, at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird. They will be jamming and dancing both days; join the free event for good music, great dancing and lots of fun.

Elk City News: Gehring to be in clinic Tuesday, Oct. 17

Well, it’s that time of year to get scared (or scare someone else) by attending the ‘Halloween Hall of Horrors” at the school on Friday night, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., or Saturday night, Oct. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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Tom’s Tailgate Party Hits Clearwater Valley

(L-R) Clearwater Valley High School athletic director Kolby Krieger is pictured here with Tom Sherry of KREM 2 News in Spokane and Bill Finnan. CVHS was the recipient of a Tom’s Tailgate pre-game party Friday, Oct. 6. About 100 people turned out for the tailgate party and KREM 2 donated $222 to Clearwater Valley schools.

White Bird News: Fiddlers to play at Hoot’s this weekend

Remember the Old Time Fiddles will be at Hoot’s Café Oct. 13 and 14, all day for the weekend. The Annual Halloween Party is Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6-8 p.m. Darla Brumley is heading this party up and it should be a great time again as always! This is early this year and is fast approaching so get those costumes ready and let’s have some fun!

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Clearwater Valley News: Muse Media opens its doors in Kamiah

Lauren Paterson has just opened a great new business in Kamiah called Muse Media at 410 Main Street (between the post office and the Hub) She combines her experience and education in art, journalism and technology to offer digital media support to small businesses, non-profits and everyday people to help them connect to the larger world. I stopped in to meet her last week and found her easy to talk to and bubbling over with creativity in sharing the types of digital solutions her business offers.



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