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Flamingo Fun Run 2016: Kelley takes on fun run event as senior project Register by Sept. 28 for T-shirt

“It takes a lot of organization, and I have really learned so much through the whole process so far,” said Grangeville High School senior Rachel Kelley. Kelley has taken on the third annual Flamingo Fun Run as her senior project. The run is on tap for Saturday, Oct. 8, during Grangeville’s Oktoberfest celebration.

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Engledow, Riener honored by Nez Perce, STEP program

Kamiah Joint School District 304 staff joined with Lapwai staff and representatives from several American Indian tribes across the country to attend the summer Native Education Research Summit at Joseph, Ore., Aug. 15 and 16. The two schools educate the majority of Nez Perce children in the world, and both schools have staff that, with the Nez Perce Education department and the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE), from the Nez Perce State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP).

Community Briefs: Sept. 14, 2016

The Third Annual Flamingo Fun Run is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. The 5k run will start at Umpqua Bank. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for those 10 and younger and includes a T-shirt. To register and receive a T-shirt, deadline is Sept. 28. Go to Forms are also available at Grangeville area merchants. Those who wish to run the day of the event without a T-shirt can register that morning.

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Cottonwood graduates well-prepared for move to university life

Preparing for the transition to college from high school can be intimidating. But with the help of family and friends, and thoughtful planning, the move can be a bit easier.

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Elk City Scholarship Winners

The Elk City VFW Auxiliary Post No. 8311 gave $25 scholarships to several members of the Elk City 4-H Club. Pictured are (L-R) treasurer Nancy Smart, 4-H members Kathryn Merten, Sarah Merten and Jessica Boyd, and president Cocoa Anderson.

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'Buddies' offer incentive for young readers

What’s small and brown, wears a tiny blue T-shirt and makes kids want to read? It’s a Reading Buddy, of course.

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GHS grad helps turn plastic waste into uniforms

SEATTLE, Wash. — 1997 Grangeville High School graduate Jonna Bell is helping change the world, one plastic water bottle at a time. Bell is one of the founding partners of Nube9, a company that recycles plastic into athletic uniforms.

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First-Day Help

Gabe Severns gets assistance from his mom, Dione Severns, in signing his name on the first day of school at Prairie Elementary School Monday, Aug. 22. Gabe is a kindergarten student in the Cottonwood School District. Monday was the first day of school for Cottonwood schools.

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4-H kids, leader train wild mustang for adoption

Three members of the Lively Livestock 4-H Club participated in a summer 4-H project they will not soon forget.

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Elk City Summer Readers

Summer reading was a popular activity for the children of Elk City. Twenty kids participated in the “BINGO!! Readers are winners!” summer reading program. Three blackouts and five near blackouts brought $15 Amazon Bucks to these winners.

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Golde is the new face of Grangeville music program

There’s a new face to music in Grangeville. That face belongs to Phillip Golde (pronounced Goldy).

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Four vie for Idaho County Fair queen honors

Four young ladies will vie for the position of 2017 Idaho County Fair Queen at the crowning event set to take place Friday night, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., at the Arena Building. This year’s candidates are Kally Arnzen of Grangeville, Selena Davila of Cottonwood, Chaye Uptmor of Keuterville and Tiffany Sonnen of Greencreek.

Idaho County school registrations scheduled

Clearwater Valley Junior/Senior High and Clearwater Valley Elementary schools KOOSKIA – Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School will register seniors Monday, Aug. 15, 8 to 10 a.m., and juniors 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sophomores will register from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and freshmen from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students will register from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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Distinguished Presentation

As the 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie, Marissa Kennedy gave her presentation about the five elements of the “Be Your Best Self” platform, “Be Healthy, Be Ambitious, Be Involved, Be Responsible and Be Studious," using the acronym “HAIRS” as an easy way to remember all five. She presented “Be Your Best Self” to a group of students who were gathered for the end of summer school celebration. She handed out goody bags with a reminder card about the “Be Your Best Self” platform.

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Former CV student makes medical mission trip to Peru

Christine Schmidt recently spent 14 life changing days in Peru. The former Harpster resident and attendee of Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia has forged ahead in her education and career choices, which led her to the pivotal trip.



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