Border Days Royalty earned $136 through hot cocoa donations at the Winter Magic Tree lighting event for 2016 at Pioneer Park. Money was donated to the Camas Prairie Food Bank. Pictured (L-R) are food bank volunteer Carol Schmidt, Border Days Princess Micaela Farris, food bank volunteer Bonnie Austin and Border Days Queen Rachael Stevens.
Grangeville High School senior Marissa Kennedy is out to prove pageants aren’t just for girls. As part of her senior project, Kennedy is organizing the “Mr. GHS Scholarship Pageant.” This event is set for Friday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., in the multipurpose room.
The Elk City Veteran of Foreign Wars, Wilderness Post 8311, Auxiliary Annual Scholarship Application Packet is now available from the Counselors at the Grangeville or Clearwater Valley high schools or from the auxiliary representative.
Have breakfast made for you on New Year’s Day and help a local student to boot.
Rough Riders 4-H Club held its Christmas party Sunday evening, Dec. 11.
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.
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.
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.
“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?’”
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.