Community Briefs: Feb. 22, 2017

All pastors in Grangeville and vicinity, together with their spouses and ministry leaders, and those who want to pray together, are invited to a prayer meeting Saturday, Feb. 25, noon, at the Soltman Center in Grangeville. The assembly will spend an hour or so in prayer for each other and for their churches, and the needs of the various communities represented, and for our nation and its leaders in this the new administration, the Congress and the judiciary. For information, Dick Lasse at 253-651-7759.

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Birthday: Tacke celebrates 90th

Mark Tacke is turning 90 years young! His children would like to have you join in a celebration on Saturday, March 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall downstairs room. No gifts; your presence is present enough.

Marriage seminar set for March 3, 4

“I thought you were happy! I thought we had good marriage,” was my wife’s response when I mentioned to her I wanted to attend a marriage seminar,” said Don DuFrene.

STEM awards grants to GEMS, PTA

The Idaho STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Action Center recently awarded more than a quarter-million dollars in PK12 grants to education professionals and organizations throughout the state — including $4,800 to Grangeville Elementary Middle School and the Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA.

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Toennis to celebrate 80th birthday

Cottonwood resident Carole Toennis will be honored with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Ferdinand gym to celebrate her 80th birthday. Carole was born Feb. 14, 1937, in Cottonwood, to John and Eleanor Lightfield – a Valentine baby!

Community Briefs: Feb. 15, 2017

A benefit breakfast to help White Bird Mayor Rod Pilant is set for this Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Eagles Aerie on C Street. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy and drinks will be served from 7 a.m. to noon. In addition, a bake sale will be held. Cost is $7 per person. To purchase tickets ahead of time, contact Hannah Aiken at 305-4055. Feel free to pay at the door, as well. Pilant is facing a double-lung transplant and all funds will be used to help defer medical expenses. Pilant was diagnosed with Diffused Systematic Scleroderma in 2008. His lungs are now functioning at 30 percent and he is now on oxygen full time. A Go Fund Me account has also been set up at

Community Briefs - February 8, 2017

The 40th annual St. Mary’s / Holy Cross Parish Dinner is set for Sunday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Keuterville Hall. Dinner Includes roast beef, tossed salad, green beans, ham, fruit cup, homemade rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade desserts. Prices are $9 for adults; $4 for grade school kids first through sixth; and no charge for kids younger than first grade Bingo will be played all day long and a raffle drawing is set for 4 p.m.

Early literacy workshop offered to childcare providers; Class set for March 13

Childcare providers can earn three IdahoSTARS credits at no cost by attending the early literacy workshop offered by Prairie-River Library District and the Idaho Commission for Libraries March 13 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Nezperce.

MVSD 244 board reps to be at Feb. 2 GEMS PTA meeting

The proposed Use of Force policy will be discussed. The public is encouraged to attend.

Grangeville American Legion family meetings set for February

American Legion Post 37 will have the February meeting today, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center.

Bazaar, breakfast set for Feb. 5

The Clearwater Grange is holding its annual bazaar Sunday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Clearwater.

Kooskia Saddliers to meet Feb. 4

The Kooskia Saddliers will meet Saturday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m., at Umpqua Bank in Kooskia. Bring finger food that is not messy and a drink. Coffee will be available.

Idaho County Genealogy society open at new building

The Idaho County Genealogy Society is now open for business at 111 South Idaho Street, right behind the Grangeville United Methodist Church in the blue house. Hours will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m.

ECWR meeting set for Saturday

The Clearwater-Elk City Wagon Road committee will begin its monthly meetings on Feb. 4. The meeting is at 11a.m., followed by a potluck lunch.

Wasem to sign book Feb. 9

Local author Eldene Wasem will sign her book “Taming the Meadows,” a historical and pictorial book about McComas Meadows, Thursday, Feb. 9. 1 to 4 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans and Community Center on Grangeville’s East Main Street.


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