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Clovis retires after 35 years with Gortsema

“I’ve been really fortunate – this job has been more like a hobby to me,” said Mike Clovis. On Dec. 21, the shortest day of the year, Clovis will have his shortest workday: He will leave Gortsema Motors and delve into the land of retirement.

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MVSD’s Johnson takes Lewiston Library job

After 11 years as the Mountain View School District 244 librarian, Lynn Johnson will be shelving her last books for the district. Johnson was recently hired as the Lewiston Library director by the Lewiston Library Board of Trustees. Her first day on the job will be Jan. 14, 2019.

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Stars Dance Academy

Stars Dance Academy presented its recital “Christmas Stories,” Saturday, Dec. 8, at Grangeville High School. More than 50 dance students participated in the program under the direction of instructor Lori Zechmann (see Stars Dance Academy on Facebook).

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Christmas tree permits available for local national forests

In Idaho County and the surrounding area, it is a popular tradition to begin the holiday season with an outing to the forest to cut the family’s Christmas tree. Permits for Christmas tree cutting are now available at Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests offices, as well as several local vendors. Free permits are also available to all fourth graders through the Every Kid in a Park program.

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Beards cost deputies charity donation

County sheriff’s deputies will be saving money on razors as the agency has relaxed its policy on growing beards, a change that will also benefit local charities. “If you want to grow a beard, it’s going to cost you,” said Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings.

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Christmas Carol Collaboration

Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Saturday evening, Dec. 1. GHR activities director Amy Farris lighted the outside patio, fence and gazebo and administrator Ryan Beckman flipped the switch at the event. Here, (L-R) Jerry and Susan Johnson and their granddaughter, Sydney, provide music for the residents and their family.

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Twisted Fairytale performance by Cornerstone Theater

Cornerstone Theater performed A Twisted Fairytale last Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2, at the United Methodist Church in Grangeville. Cornerstone is a group of Christian young people who use theater to raise funds for various ministries; this performance benefitted hurricane relief.

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Ozmers to host grand opening at The Trails

With about five months under their belts, Michael and Judy Ozmer are ready for a grand opening. “It’s going to be a great celebration,” Judy smiled. The Ozmers purchased Oscar’s Restaurant – now named “The Trails” – Aug. 1. The grand opening is set for Dec. 31.

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Mahoney takes on SPPS principal position

Rhett Mahoney’s career choice took a turn when he was at the University of Idaho. Mahoney started in architecture and ended in secondary education. “God has a way of changing our plans, of using us in his ways,” he smiled.

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Billups’ tractor collection to sell this Thursday

A segment of local history will bid adieu to Grangeville this week., in cooperation with United Country Real Estate/Musick and Sons Auction and Real Estate Services, will sell Ted Billups’ tractor and memorabilia collection. The on-line auction of more than 30 collectible tractors, as well as hundreds of manuals, toys and other keepsakes, will end Thursday, Nov. 29, 3 p.m. MST. The final preview or inspection of items is today, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Billups’ north Grangeville shops. “So far, we have 137 registered bidders from 23 states, three from Canada and one from Australia,” said auctioneer Kyle Musick on Monday.

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