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Patriotic concert is Aug. 11 in Elk City

A patriotic concert will be held in Elk City on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Elk City School, starting at 7 p.m. Sponsored by local businesses, the event is free to the public.

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R.E.D.: Senior project meant to support U.S. troops

When people are on the home front, going to work and attending school and simply living their lives, it’s easy to forget those serving in the U.S. military who are living apart from their homes and families.

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Brown Bag: Keith to show film on Chinese

It’s time for the second week of the Bicentennial Historical Museum’s annual Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. Bring a lunch and join in to hear some local history. For the next seven weeks, local history enthusiasts will discuss Idaho County people, places and things.

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Raspberry Festival Fun

The Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood held its annual Raspberry Festival fund-raiser Sunday, Aug. 5, with visitors from all over the Camas Prairie and beyond. The day consisted of a variety of food-centered events as well as a fun run, art show, petting zoo, balloon clown, car show, entertainment and historical displays.

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Arnzen chosen for youth leadership conference in D.C.

When Grangeville High School senior Kyra Arnzen first got the letter in the mail from National Youth Leadership Forum for Law and CSI, she thought it was spam. “Is this for real?” she asked GHS counselor Susan Morris. And it was. Based on classes she had taken in the past – forensics, psychology and sociology – she received an invitation to apply for the Washington, D.C., conference. So, she gave it a whirl.

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Clearwater Valley News: Harpster RV Park grand opening draws crowd

A bunch of people turned out for the grand opening of the Harpster Store and RV Park on Sunday night. Great to have something happening in downtown Harpster! New owners Michelle and Will Sherriffs and former owners Monty and Brenda Spears cooked up some tasty ribs and chickens on the grill, with pasta salad and baked beans. People enjoyed hanging out in and around the gazebo on the banks of the South Fork Clearwater, having a beer or a soda and visiting with friends and neighbors.

Cottonwood News: Hattrup play set for Aug. 11-13

Chieftain: A Tale of Hidden Helpers is a musical theatrical production from an original script with three new songs written by Michael Hattrup, that you will not want to miss! It is a tale of Catholicism coming to the 11th century Vikings of Iceland, and how our guardian angels are always helping us. Come to support our young Catholic home school actors! All performances are at Summit Academy Gym in Cottonwood, Aug. 11, 12, and 13, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and a Sunday matinee at 1 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted to cover production costs. Concessions will be available for purchase, including tacos at the Sunday performances. This is a group of amazing performers.

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Riggins News: Blood drive set for Aug. 8, 9

My quote of the week is “Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay and absolutely necessary to shut down, kick back, and do nothing.” - Lori Deschene- (I did that Saturday!) “Bingo!” Come join the fun and win cash prizes at the monthly Bingo night, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located directly behind Gem Chevron. Money raised goes to help fund a new bus for our Salmon River Canyon Senior Citizens group. We always have a great time…see you there! The Salmon River Red Cross Drive is next week at the Salmon River Community Church, Tuesday, Aug. 8 and Wednesday, Aug. 9. Call Kris Catherman or Joy Swift to set up your appointment.

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Lowell / Syringa News: Cougar sightings? Oh, my!

Margaret Myers, Melody Dodge, and Maribeth Richardson came upriver last week to enjoy the sunshine and get out on their ATVs. They brought their husbands along and enjoyed Idaho at its best!

White Bird News: Jobs available in White Bird; call now

Are you ready for it? Do you have the proper glasses for viewing? Well, I’m talking about the solar eclipse that will take place on Aug. 21. This is the first one of a total solar eclipse to occur since 1918 that will cover the entire country. You will be able to see it from 19 counties here in Idaho.

Elk City News: Elk City Days are next weekend

“Into the Woods” is this year’s theme for Elk City Days (Aug. 11/12) and the schedule is as follows: Friday is the Kids’ Parade at 5 p.m., followed by two great events – the baseball game between the Town Folks and the USFS at 6 p.m. After that, at 7 p.m., is the special presentation by Linda Lanier honoring our veterans.

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Moscow Mules

The Moscow Mules played Thursday, July 27, at Grangeville’s Pioneer Park as part of the Grangeville Summer Concert Series. Pictured here are two of the band members (L-R) Paul Hohenlohe (dobro) and Sean Long (guitarist). Long is a graduate of Grangeville High School and the son of Pat and Judy Long. The final concert of the season is set for this Thursday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m., and will feature The Hitmen.

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44 participate in county horse show; Stevens is overall grand champion in Western Eq

The 2017 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 29, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. Forty-four 4-H members participated in the show to complete their 4-H projects. Judges for the show were Amber Hartley of Asotin, Wash., and Bobbi Chambers of Cottonwood. Kristen Kaschmitter of Boise was the Trail Class judge.

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Hitmen to perform Thursday in series final

“What a great crowd,” said Grangeville Arts volunteer Rachel Young. “We really appreciate everyone for coming out and supporting this.”

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Swiss teen gains important life skills while in area

Daniel McCarthy traveled halfway across the world to learn CPR. Well, not really.

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