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CV, SM get $100,000 for telehealth program

Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s Hospitals and Clinics have been chosen from hundreds of programs nationwide to honor their creative efforts to improve health. They are the national winners of the 23rd annual Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award.

Bodine is new PTCCU chair

David Bodine was recently elected chairman of the board of directors at Pine Tree Community Credit Union. Bodine assumes the position from Jerry Zumalt who is standing down as board chair, but will remain on the board.

Fund set up for Mundt twins

A recent CTIA and Nielson study shows that the number of text messages sent each month increased by 840 percent between 2007 and 2012. People, particularly those under 35 years old, prefer texting over any other form of communication, especially in confrontational situations (http://www.statisticbrain.com/text-message-statistics/ CTIA, Nielsen).

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Report focuses on Clearwater, adjoining towns; economist talks on region’s demographics

Statistics are often seen for the main cities in Idaho County, but what about the smaller areas?

Bus transportation service offered from Riggins to McCall each Friday

Connecting-U McCall is a new pilot bus service, providing free service from Riggins to McCall, with a stop in New Meadows, each Friday.

Grangeville Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center seeks volunteers

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Deanna English will be offering a two hour class on “Keeping Your Back Healthy,” a yoga class for back pain.

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Give Kids A Smile

Drs. Harrington and Schaff at Mt. View Dentistry in Grangeville saw more than 50 kids Feb. 19 through the Give Kids A Smile Program.

Co-op to open in Kamiah Mini Mall Different businesses under umbrella

Keep your eyes peeled for the Clearwater Valley Market Coop, LLC. The umbrella organization will be in the Kamiah Mini Mall, 411 Main Street, along with The Creative Spirit of Idaho-Arts and Crafts of Idaho.

Get Acquainted 2015 hits the newsstands

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Have you seen the 2015 Get Acquainted special section published by the Idaho County Free Press and Shopper? You should have received your copy inserted in today’s Shopper.

Pine Tree hosts 59th annual meeting

Pine Tree Community Credit Union held its annual meeting Saturday, Jan. 31, celebrating its 59th anniversary since its inception in 1956 by 14 Grangeville employees of P.L (Prairie Land) & H.P (Haener Planer) Company.

Regional news

Maniac logo reaction reaches far and wide; Uhlenkott named as new fire chief; Snowpack is far below normal; Marijuana site gets license approval.

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Oscar’s, Brodock’s under new ownership: Duo steps in to save failing restaurant

“I’ve always felt like Oscar’s was in my family – even after my family didn’t own it anymore,” said Mike Asker. Asker’s parents, Bill and Bonnie Asker, owned and managed Oscar’s for years and then sold it to the Pearsons who were friends of the family. Two years ago it sold to friend Tom Sommers. “It became evident that Tom wasn’t really a restaurateur,” Asker said. “It all came about kind of suddenly but I made the decision Oscar’s needed rescuing.”

Grangeville Arts’ annual ‘Sushi Night’ is Feb. 28

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Grangeville Arts’ Annual Sushi Night is set for Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Gallery. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $22 per person and will include a sushi bar, Asian inspired soups and salads and edamame. Reservations are recommended with limited seating available. Call 983-2595.

Idaho top 10 for new residents

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon was the No. 1 destination for U.S. movers in 2014, according to an annual study by United Van lines.

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Locals may qualify for property tax reductions

‘Circuit Breaker’ could save some as much as $1,320

Could you qualify for a reduction in Idaho property taxes? According to AARP research, just less than half of the more than 55,000 Idahoans eligible for a reduction in their property taxes actually apply for this discount.