A life skill learned in high school shop class has turned into a hobby for a local man. Mike Tackett, who graduated from Grangeville High School in 2004, learned to use a lathe during high school. In later years, when he decided to purchase his own machine, he began teaching himself to use it in various ways.
My sweet ’16 quote of the week, “People need to learn that their actions really do affect other people. So be careful what you say and do…it’s not always just about you!” Riggins and The Salmon River Realty welcome sales associate Abbey Tucker. Abbey and her husband Levi Tucker moved to Riggins more than a year ago to start Salmon River Electric and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle.
Mystery Night is coming up this weekend with an exciting night planned. Some live auction items are the ever-popular dinners including a Murder-Mystery Dinner. Cajun Seafood Boil and a Big Fat Greek Dinner.
October is here and with it brings the colors of fall. The leaves are turning and make for some really wonderful picture taking. You can hear some of the animals calling in the wilds…oh wait, that’s just the bugle from a hunter, hoping with all hope of bagging that big one!
Elk City is saddened by the passing of two of our own in the past two weeks. Leo Hansen, a longtime resident and logger and Joe Krzeminski also passed after a short battle with some major health issues. Joe’s memorial will be Friday, Oct. 21, in Grangeville at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Lynn would like those who knew Joe to “come and bring your Joe stories!” Pray for the family members to experience the comfort of God’s spirit at this time. Sew Help Me Quilters are having a baked food and quilted items sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. It will be held at the Elk City General Store. Get out and get some goodies and support this great group.
•James Zehner challenges Ron Funke for Idaho County Assessor position while Harpster resident Richard Adams vies for County Commission District 1 seat against John Schurbon of Kooskia.
On Sunday, Sept. 25, volunteers from the Grangeville American Legion Post 37 and Auxiliary Unit 37 obtained donations at Asker’s Foods and Cash n’ Carry Grocery for the local Camas Prairie Food Bank. Approximately 300 pounds of food and $400 in cash were donated. The Legion thanks all who gave to help those in need.
Sunday, Oct. 9, an old classic and new sports car and truck Fall Fun Run is set. The group plans to leave Cottonwood’s Main Street at noon, drive to Craigmont, then Nezperce, on to Kamiah, and Kooskia, through Stites and into Grangeville, where there will be an impromptu car show around Grangeville’s Pioneer Park.
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude’s Annual Lecture Series begins this Thursday, Oct. 6. These events provide insights into the history of the region and are held on Thursdays during the month of October with the support of the Idaho Humanities Council. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. A Q&A session with the presenters follows the lectures. Light refreshments are provided. These events are free and all are welcome. Programs are as follows:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.