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Zehner elected IACA president

Each year, the Idaho Association of County Assessors elects one person to serve as president of the Idaho Assessors. This year, Idaho County Assessor James Zehner was elected to serve for the 2017 year.

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Smith retires from USFS after 30-plus years

“It’s been a really good career. I’ve been very lucky,” said Laura Smith, being around many good people in and out of the federal agency, having received excellent training through the years, “and working with the finest folks around.”

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It's Your Business: Car show set set for Auto Vue; Bulldog cards available now

Join the Palouse Area and Camas Prairie cruisers at the Sunset Auto Vue Drive-In this Saturday, Sept. 10, for a show and shine. First, cruise on Main Street at 5:30 p.m., then head out to the drive-in for a barbecue. The feature show is Jason Bourne and a second movie will also be shown. Movie cost is $7.50. Drive anything out – everyone is welcome.

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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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It's Your Business: Camas Lanes welcomes student bowlers

Have you wanted to use your pressure canner but are worried about whether the gauge is working correctly? Pressure canner lid gauges can be dropped off at the University of Idaho Extension Office (Grangeville Courthouse) to be tested Thursday, Sept. 1. Drop lids off today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, and pick up Friday, Sept. 2. Joyce Forsmann will test the gauges and leave notes with any instructions needed.

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People In Action

People throughout Idaho County are hard at work on a daily basis, trying to make the community a better place. Here are a few such people from the past couple of weeks. (Far left) Dave Hake volunteered to refurbish the bridge near the Grangeville Chamber Visitors Center. Here Dave and community volunteer Taylor Bostick are replacing the bridge deck boards. Hake also removed and rebuilt the hand railings (not shown in this photo). (Middle) Dr. Brett Christensen with Christensen Orthodontics passes out toothbrushes at the Idaho County Fair Parade Aug. 20. (right) Alex Broncheau leads an honor dance at the Chief Lookingglass Powwow in Kamiah Aug. 20.

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Farmers’ market asks customers to complete survey this Saturday

This Saturday, Aug. 27, the Grangeville Farmers’ Market is asking customers to complete an annual survey. A drawing will be held from completed surveys with gift certificates given to three customers.

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Rudder takes care of the whole person with OT skills

GRANGEVILLE — Teddy Rudder spent 20 years working for the U.S. Forest Service be-fore moving on into his next career; that of an occupational therapist.

It's your business: Sign up now to get involved in Oktoberfest

Are you ready to have fun in our little town? The Grangeville Merchants Association is organizing Oktoberfest 2016 in downtown Grangeville, set for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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It's Your Business: Celebrate farmers’ markets, get fire protection

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, as “National Farmers’ Market Week.” This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers’ Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers’ markets play in local economies.

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New provider joins Syringa team

“I grew up in a small town, much the size of Grangeville, and this is the type of area I wanted to practice in. My family loves it here,” said Brett Johnson, DO (doctor of osteopathy). Dr. Johnson started at Syringa Hospital and Clinics just more than a week ago. He has been busy since in the clinic and emergency room.

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Lorentz opens new Massage Boutique

Had a hard day’s work? Stressed to the hilt? A massage and some beauty treatments are in order, and it just got easier to fit into your busy schedule. Megan Lorentz has opened The Massage Boutique at 402 King Street, Suite B, in Cottonwood (the old Simmons building-next to Riener’s Groceries and Purses Galore).

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Locals in action ...

Locals are out and about.

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It's Your Business - Crazy Days, sports physicals, huckleberries and barbecues

Pine Tree Community Credit Union in Grangeville, as well as the Riggins branch, will host a Member Appreciation Day Barbecue Friday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop on by for hot dogs, chips, soda and cake. Also enter for a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card.

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Austad is new Ida-Lew ED specialist

Jessaca Austad has found her niche. Austad started her new job as Idaho-Lew Economic Development Specialist June 1. “I love this job – every day I think, ‘I get paid to do this!’” she smiled from her office above the Grangeville Post Office on Main Street.


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