A “Tacos and Taters” benefit auction for Nathan Gentry will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Cottonwood Community Center. Earlier this year, 39-year-old Nate Gentry of Cottonwood learned that he had a brain tumor. After many tests and specialists, he underwent surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. Fortunately, it proved to be benign. Gentry’s employer, Bud’s PowerSports, has allowed him to take needed time off for recovery and to work when he can. At this time, he can work only a few hours a day. He has insurance; however, it had a $10,000 deductible and doesn’t pay all the cost of medical expenses.
The seventh week of the Bicentennial Historical Museum’s annual Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series takes place next week. Bring a lunch and join in to hear some local history. For the next two weeks, local history enthusiasts will discuss Idaho County people, places and things.
on and Patricia Menough of Elk City, Idaho, celebrated their 50th anniversary Sept. 9, 2017. Dr. Jon and Mrs. Patricia (Emery) Menough were married Sept. 9, 1967. They are the parents of five children: Andrea (Andy), Warren, David, Mike, and Jacob. They are the grandparents of seven: Allena (Johnson), Joseph, Parley, and Alexander Menough; Felix and Cordelia Menough; and Cyrus Menough.
Bertha (Bert) Arends was born in Grangeville in 1931 to George and Tina Vrieling. She received her education at Grangeville graduating in 1949.
Jade Paul and Ana Pauley were among the flag carriers for the Clearwater Valley Rodeo Association (CVRA) in the 2017 Kamiah Barbecue Days Parade held Saturday, Sept. 2.
After more than a year with interim pastor Bob Hislar and his wife, DeAnne, the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene has a new full-time minister. Ben and Lynsey Boeckel and their 8-month-old son, Peter, joined the congregation this summer.
Her cancer may be in remission, but she still faces a long road to recovery from radiation and chemo. Sister Barbara Jean Glodowski is taking the next leg of that journey at the motherhouse in Cottonwood. She has moved home from Jerome, Idaho, where she recently retired from St. Luke’s Health System as director of mission and spiritual care.
Kooskia City Park was the setting Sunday evening, Sept. 3, for area kids to gather for a game of speed volleyball, and for parents to visit on the sidelines. The group gathers for this activity each Wednesday and Sunday, as one parent said, “to enjoy being a part of each other’s lives.” Pictured here with action balanced to go either way were (L-R) Josiah Silva and Jordan Raichart.
Prairie Community Library has announced their upcoming fund-raiser, Brats and Brew, for Oct. 21. Mark your calendars now. Tickets available at the library, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 208-962-3714 or go to 506 King Street, basement of the Cottonwood Community Hall. Advanced ticket price is $25 per person, or $30 per person at the door the evening of Oct. 21. PCL is not supported by your tax dollars, so this fund-raiser is very important to have funds available to keep the library open. We appreciate your continued support for PCL.
Lots of nice folks came into town to make for a busy week. There’s a fire up Coolwater Road at the lookout, caused by lightning last Tuesday, not too big, they are letting it burn, but very hot! Is there any other kind? Smoke was very thick for the Labor Day weekend and folks were feeling its effects. Can’t go East because it’s worse in Montana, can’t go north, Canada is on fire (hot kind), and can’t go West, Washington had its own problems! So, we go south?? Not sure! Big wedding at River Dance Lodge in Syringa last Saturday, Donn Gibbs and Kelly Brooks had a birthday celebration in Lowell, Marty and Dani Smith had a party for their son, Max, who turned 4, and the bikers from Montana had a hullabaloo up the Selway, add on Barbecue Days in Kamiah, and CV varsity football in the Kibbie Dome, you have yourself one busy newsworthy week.
My quote for the week is about school and teachers since we have just begun a new year. I know this is true because I had that teacher who inspired me to become a teacher. “It only takes a single teacher to turn a child’s life around. Some children will go to school today because of that teacher. Be that teacher every day.”
The wind blew and left a big mess for cleanup. The crews were out picking up tree branches and leaves when I went through there. Hope everyone is ok. August went out with the wind- storm and now September brings on the fall and hunting season. Reminder that food bank pickup is on the 7th at 12:30 p.m.
If you’re looking for a great deal for dinner Friday night, (Sept. 8) head up in the hills to the Big Cedar Schoolhouse for a Navajo taco, soft drink and dessert for only $5 per person. Dinner is from 5-7 p.m. This annual event by the Big Cedar homemakers women’s group raises money to maintain the historic 1920 schoolhouse, recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you haven’t been to the schoolhouse it’s about 10 miles southeast of Kooskia at 948 Red Fir Road, at the junction with Big Cedar Road.
Hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day holiday. Next celebration is Monday, Patriot Day, though not a three-day weekend like the one we just had.
It was deemed another successful year for Central Idaho Art Association’s ( CIAA) Art Show and Art Walk during the Kamiah BBQ Days celebration.