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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.

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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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Riggins News: Tree lighting set for this Saturday

Quote of the week: “Be thankful for the little things in life for they may actually be the big things. Each of us has so many things to be thankful for that we do not even stop to think about all our blessings, let alone count them.” Note that the time for Riggins Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will begin at 5:30 p.m., this Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Two Rivers Coffee Shop parking lot. Christmas Caroling will begin just after the tree is lit. Santa Claus will arrive at 6:30 p.m., in the Riggins fire truck driven by Jeff Joyce; hay rides begin at 7 p.m., with Doug Boggan at the helm. There will be hot drinks and light refreshments.

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November Sunset

A spring-like day with a high of 51 degrees Thursday, Nov. 15, brought a colorful sunset to Grangeville at about 4:30 p.m.

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Elk City News: Smith is Quilt of Valor recipient

The second Quilt of Valor was presented to E-5 Petty Officer Daniel W. “Dan” Smith. He graduated from Grangeville High School in 1969, worked for the Forest Service that summer, and enlisted in the United States Navy in November. After boot camp and training, he was assigned to the U.S.S. Wm. H. Stanley, DLG 32-Guided Missile Frigate.

November 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


White Bird News: Help decorate town for Christmas Dec. 1

The frost is slowly taking over, ice is forming in the river, and there is not too much heat left in the sun...guess winter is on its way regardless if we are ready or not. One last reminder that the chamber newsletter deadline is today, Wednesday, Nov. 21. If you have anything for the holidays that you want listed give Char Hurst a call to get it in there. Encouraging all businesses to let her know of winter hours, sales, or whatever you may have going on! They will then be mailed out on the 28th.

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