Happy anniversary to me! It’s been a whole year since I started writing this column. It’s an honor to be a Free Press correspondent in the long tradition of historic icon Frances Zaunmiller-Salmon River and more recent “living legends”- Marie Smith- Lowell/Syringa and Jeannie Fitch- Riggins who have been correspondents for a long time. I’ve had fun going to events and new businesses in my column area- Harpster, Clearwater, Stites, Kooskia and Kamiah. I’ve met some great people along the way and learned some interesting things about the communities.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
If you want to have a magical holiday season, here’s a “to do” list: First clean, then decorate your whole house, including a big live tree! Outside lights and decorations are also important; some lighted reindeer would be special. Shop ‘til you drop, include everybody, don’t forget the trash man and the bus driver. Make some homemade gifts in your shop or kitchen. Wrap like a pro, red, green, gold and silver! Did you remember to hang the stockings and the Christmas Village? Don’t forget the cat!December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
We went up to Cottonwood Butte to get our Christmas trees Sunday. It was beautiful weather and a fun day. There was not much snow up there yet. The Advent Penance Services are all at 7 each night. Thursday, Dec. 14, St. Anthony’s, Greencreek. Monday, Dec. 18, St. Mary’s, Cottonwood; Tuesday, Dec. 19, Sts. Peter & Paul, Grangeville; and Wednesday, Dec. 20, Holy Trinity, Nezperce.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
My quote for the week is from the famous Chipmunks “Christmas Christmas time is here. Time for joy and time for cheer….” Focus on joy and cheer and thankfulness as you get ready for Christmas and all your traditions and activities. The Riggins City Council and the people of Riggins andDecember 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Where to start? The weather is cold…Christmas is upon us in two weeks…not much snow or warmth of the sun? All of the above and I hope there is a happy medium for all of you. Duane is now home enjoying his jammies and the comforts of his house. He will still have to do physical therapy but with the prayers, let’s hope he’s on the way to recovery. He welcomes visitors and phone calls.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department, and the community, would like to thank Cottonwood Fire Department and IDL for the donation of a 6 by 6 truck to replace our old water tender that has multiple problems. The 10,000-gallon tank and pump system will be transferred to the “new” truck sometime soon. Jeff Maxwell, our fire chief, said that the new truck, “fits our needs just right.” Cottonwood Fire Department also donated turn-out gear. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Hours before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Vincent got his orders to attend master bugler school in San Diego. He was ordered to board an oil tanker headed for California. He was only 17 miles out when the Pearl Harbor attacked occurred, but he did not know about it until he hit California.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Santa Claus gives children a high-five following Sunday night’s annual Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade. Brightly lit entries from community organizations and the city paraded down King and Main streets, followed up by refreshments at the Cottonwood Fire Department Hall, and visits with Santa Claus.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“Santa’s Comin’ to Town” this Saturday evening, Dec. 16, in White Bird. The White Bird Christmas Parade and Family Dance is set for Saturday, with parade lineup at 6 p.m. at U.S. Highway 95 entering town.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Christon Medley of Grangeville, an employee of Idaho County Light and Power, was winner of the 4 Weeks of Christmas giveaway’s second week. She received a $250 gift certificate to B&B Bargain. See this page or go online to enter by answering questions for next week’s prize of a $500 gift certificate from Bud’s PowerSports in Cottonwood.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Well, it’s December, along with the town being decorated for the Christmas holiday, we have had an even bigger problem to contend with. That’s right, no water within the city limits. As of this writing on Sunday, they still didn’t have the problem solved. They have been trucking in bottled water to whoever needs it and a portable water truck was coming in to help fill the storage tanks. Many volunteers have helped from near and far. If you need anything you are to call city hall at 208-839-2294 or Sandy at home at 208-839-2239. Swiftwater RV has opened their showers up to the ones who would like a hot shower – thanks Anna as this is greatly appreciated!December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Did you know they have an advertisement this year for “hands free TV”? You can sit in your recliner, just say “Dr Phil”, and the TV will go on, and find Dr. Phil, and there you go! You don’t have to go to the trouble of picking up your remote and pressing a button, let alone actually stand up and press a button on the actual TV, nope those days are over. Life is getting easier, sure glad I’m still alive to see this wonderful invention.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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