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Holiday Happenings: Nov. 30, 2016

The Monastery of St. Gertrude has some holiday events set: Silence the Christmas Noise: Advent Retreat will take place Dec. 1-18. Set aside a few days for calm, quiet Advent preparation this year. Register online at www.Spirit-Center.org or call 208-962-2000. Christmas Masses include: Christmas Eve caroling at 7 p.m., Eucharist at 7:30 p.m.; and Christmas Morning Eucharist at 11:30 a.m.

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Little Red Hen Tales

Cornerstone Christina Learning Center’s 10 students in preschool and kindergarten presented the play “Little Red Hen” at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Friday, Nov. 18.

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PHS senior makes hats for St. Jude’s patients

Between working several jobs, 4-H, homework and preparing scholarship applications, Prairie High School senior Lindsay Goeckner also manages to find time to make hats. Not for herself, nor her friends, but rather she has a mission to cover young cancer patients with a little love.

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Veterans have ‘a story to tell’

“Today we pause to remember not only those who died, but those who came home,” said retired Marine Larry Adams. “Those who more than once have had cause to ask themselves, ‘What’s worth fighting for?’”

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Officer advises students to ‘make your bed’ at PJSHS ceremony; Area veterans honored Nov. 11

Students in Cottonwood received advice from an active duty officer in the United States Navy during a Veterans Day celebration. He offered two tips he said would help them lead successful lives.

Chess tournament set for Dec. 10

The Summit Academy annual chess tournament is set for Saturday, Dec. 10, this year. Sponsors are sought for the event so prizes can be awarded, lunches can be provided and $5 entry fees can be paid for those in need. Donation jars have been set up throughout the county and beyond.

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GHS to honor veterans at annual event Nov. 11: Pilant takes on assembly as senior project

A shout out to all local veterans: We want you. That’s the message coming loud and clear from Grangeville High School. The annual GHS Veterans Day assembly is set for Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., in the school’s gymnasium. This year’s guest speaker is veteran Larry Adams from Kamiah.

MVSD 244 gets clean audit; Hogg praised for business manager skills

“I am telling you again – you have the best business manager in a five-county area at least,” said CPA Phil Nuxoll of Presnell Gage, PLCC, Accounting and Consulting. Nuxoll heaped praise on Mountain View School District 244’s business manager Becky Hogg when presenting the annual audit report to the board Oct. 17. “We’re presenting a clean audit with no adjustments for the school year ended June 30, 2016,” he said.

Cottonwood district audit ‘looks good’

The Cottonwood Joint School District received its annual auditor’s report at its Oct. 17 regular monthly meeting. The report was prepared by Presnell Gage and presented to the board by Nick Nicholson.

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Send in the clowns: Ms. Smith goes to China

“I would definitely say there’s quite a little difference between Lowell, Idaho, population 28, and Shanghai, China, population 24 million,” grinned 12-year-old Luella Smith.

4-H booster thank you barbecue set for Nov. 12: Members discuss how program has impacted their lives

Calling all 4-H supporters in the upper-river communities: A free community barbecue is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., at Clearwater Valley High School.

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Prairie Powderpuff Players

Josie Peery, junior at Prairie High School, makes a play for the goal line during the Powderpuff game Sept. 5 in Cottonwood. The junior/senior girls toppled the senior/freshmen girls 12-2.

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GHS Royalty

Grangeville High School seniors Katrina Frei and Luke Stokes were crowned homecoming queen and king at halftime of the football game Friday night, Oct. 7.

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McDaniel takes job as SPPS principal

There’s a new face at Sts. Peter and Paul School (SPPS), but she’s definitely not a new face in Catholic education. SPPS welcomed Leslie McDaniel, 72, as its new principal this year. She is also teaching seventh and eighth grade social studies and science.

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Star Spangled Fun

Grangeville High School celebrated its homecoming week Oct. 3-7 with a variety of activities and dress-up days. Here, senior Rachel Kelley was full of spirit on Thursday, Oct. 6, skit day, with the “Star Spangled Seniors” theme.

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