Riggins News: Community Thanksgiving dinner set for Nov. 19

My quote for the week is “Life is better when you laugh a lot, cry a little, and are thankful for everything you have.” Bingo is tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station. Win cash prizes at Bingo which is open to everyone 18 years and older. This senior citizen fund-raiser helps with transportation needs of our senior citizens. Salmon River High Students will honor our local veterans at a Veterans Day program this coming Monday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. in the multipurpose room. Quilts of Valor made by our Pinehurst Quilters will be presented to several more of our of veterans. The community is encouraged to attend the program.

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White Bird News: Rebekahs dinner is Sunday

Welcome to November...the month has come on like a lion we all know, as the approaching winter hits. It will be here soon enough, but ‘ole Mother Nature is starting to show her colors. I hope everyone stayed safe and also remembered to turn those clocks back. That extra hour really is needed sometimes.

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Batter up: Key revamps baseball bleachers

Kolten Key’s senior project may have turned out to be a little bigger one than he first imagined. “It definitely took a lot of time – about 160 hours in all,” he acknowledged. The project, a mandatory activity for graduation, requires at least 20 hours. Key took on revamping the GHS baseball bleachers. This included removing all the rotten boards and hardware from the two bleacher stands, painting the frame, staining and painting the boards and replacing everything.

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Message in a bottle

Waves crashing and water stretching up on the sand led to a discovery by a local man. A message in a bottle washed ashore from the Salmon River near Twin Bridges and was found Oct. 26 by area resident Bryan Lowe.

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Fresh swags available; order by Nov. 6

Fresh holiday swags are available through the Big Cedar Homemakers. Order by by Nov. 6. Call Suzanne Stephens at 208-926-4704. Swags will be delivered in Grangeville Nov. 15, and in Kamiah/Kooskia Nov. 20. Cost is $15 each.

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Clearwater Valley News: Kooskia’s Umpqua to close

Saturday was a beautiful day to run fast! Two CV Rams runners and seven Kamiah Kubs runners travelled to Eagle, Idaho, to compete in the 1A State Cross-Country championships running a 5 km (3.1 mile) course. CV Rams runner Melanie Gianopulos placed third in the girls’ race in a time of 20:24:98. Cross Country coach Janna Privette told me that this was Melanie’s first trip to state and a huge accomplishment for such a young runner.

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Elk City News: Community haunted house a success

The Elk City School did a great version of a “haunted house” for their Halloween celebration! Scary music and moanings, monsters that jump out at you at the right time, little monsters that follow you down the darkly decorated hallways, a monster with a “human” head in his hand, and as a final scare, a monster chasing you with a chain saw. Thanks to all of you who helped set it up and participated including the following:

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Riggins News: Chambliss retires from PTCCU; Umpqua to close

My quote for the week is “What I’d give if I could say, “Hello Daddy,” in the same old way. To hear his voice and see his smile, to sit with him and chat awhile. So, if your father is still here, cherish him with care, for you’ll never know the heartache until you see his empty chair.” This quote is in memory of my dad who died Nov. 5, 2010; he would have been 101 in July. I sure miss him.

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Cottonwood News: Chmelik table to be given away at Summit Academy Mystery Night

The drawing for a table made by Jim Chmelik of Chesky Woodworking in Cottonwood will be held at Summit Academy Mystery Night this Saturday, Nov. 4. It is a beautiful table created from Quarter Sawn White Oak and Sycamore. The fund-raiser is for the Diocese of Boise Seminarians and Summit Academy Catholic School. Tickets for Mystery Night are all sold out, but several people have multiple tickets and would let you have one. Call the school if you want tickets for either of these. 208-962-5650.

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Lowell / Syringa: Life is good in Lowell

Life in Lowell and Syringa in the fall of each year is good. The TV system is working for football, news, movies, and Dr. Phil. Internet is speedy for staying in touch with friends and family, holiday plans, hunting news, and Google. Even the telephone and electricity works on a regular basis. We can shop online, and get a speedy delivery. We can eat the healthy stuff out of our gardens, we can enjoy venison left over from last year making room in our freezers for this year’s meat. We scrounge to get our firewood stacked high and keep dry.

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GHS Fall Concert

Grangeville High School’s concert band, concert choir and Varsity Blue choir performed in its first concert of the school year Oct. 26. The groups are instructed by new music teacher Merrill-Lee Rasmussen. Pictured here in the band is freshman Reece Wimer.

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Community Briefs: Nov. 1, 2017

GHS seniors Kate Lutz and Hailey Russell each received an honorable mention at the national level for their PTA Reflections projects. After winning awards of excellence at the state level, their projects went on to national competition. Lutz was entered in the literature category while Russell’s work was in the photography section.

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