The Grangeville Farmers’ Market (GFM) will be starting its 10th market season Saturday, July 2. In celebration, the steering committee has plans to enter a float in the Border Days parade Sunday, July 3, along with more celebration events to follow throughout the market season. Gordon Talley will be performing music at the first market.
Thanks to Larson’s clothing store for the donation of their nice, handled paper bags for Quilts of Valor recipients to place their quilts in. This group of veterans received their quilts at the Keuterville Pub and Grub on Memorial Day.
Reminder: The three Idaho County Recycling sites (Grangeville, Kooskia and Cottonwood) will be closed Saturday, July 2, so volunteers can enjoy the holiday weekend activities.
Don’t forget: Pink Out the Stands is set for the rodeo Sunday, July 3, 6 p.m. For everyone who wears pink, $1 will be donated by the Border Days Committee to a local cancer charity. Support the rodeo and support your local friends and family members who may be experiencing complication from a cancer diagnosis.
Pacific Cabinets will use a $63,170 Workforce Development Training Grant from the Idaho Department of Labor to train 11 new and retrain 11 current permanent, full-time workers at its Ferdinand manufacturing facility.
The Merchants of Grangeville want to help with the Elks Bingo stand this year but need volunteers to do so. If you would like to play Bingo at this year’s Border Days event, volunteers are needed.
Preservation Idaho honored distinguished preservationist, Mary H. Williams, with an Orchid Award at its 39th Annual Orchids & Onions Awards ceremony held Saturday, May 21.
During White Bird Days this weekend, don’t forget about the Duck Derby raffle. There are some nice prices and all proceeds support the local library. Winners drawn do not need to be present to win. The tickets are available at the library now (839-2261) or during the parade on White Bird Days, Saturday, June 18. Tickets are $2 each, three for $5, or a book of 12 for $20. Ducks are not placed in White Bird Creek anymore, but are drawn from a duck pond.
A decade ago, Joel Wasem would have never dreamed he’d be where he is today. But in retrospect, he’s very glad he’s here.
Are you interested in learning about The Knack of Kayaking? Levi Ewing will offer two separate classes. The first class is set for Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (includes a one-hour lunch) and Sunday, July 17, 1 to 3 p.m. The second class is set for Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, July 31, 1 to 3 p.m.
All you Grangeville cowgirls, listen up: 2017 Border Days Royalty tryouts are set for Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m., at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. Call Scott Eldridge at 983-1004. See more at: http://grangevilleborderdays.org
The Grangeville Builders spring sweepstakes winner was Rose Hatfield of Cottonwood.
Warm, sunny weather graced the third annual Long Camp “Classics on the Clearwater” car show and swap meet last Saturday, June 4, at Kamiah.
After 40 years in the newsroom, retirement will be bittersweet for Nona Donaldson.
Summer swimming kicks off this Saturday, June 4, with opening of the Grangeville City Pool. This will be a free swim day, open 1-5 p.m.