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Lorie Palmer

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Learn to blog; Harman grower meeting is Sept. 19

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The 90th annual convention of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Idaho, Inc., was recently held at the Sun Valley Resort where officers and directors were elected by the membership for the year 2014-2015. Among those was president Marilyn M. Rylaarsdam-Schoo, Likkel Insurance, Grangeville.

Football season is here: Pick your winners

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It’s football season! Don’t forget to fill out the football picks section starting this week in the Free Press (page 2B). It’s a lot of fun and you can win some great prizes all the while supporting your local businesses.

Zumba starts; Group to offer counseling in area

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Tracy Gilmore, licensed zumba instructor, is bringing Zumba! Fitness to The Gym. Starting Sept. 2, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, at two times: morning ...

RadioShack is now Verizon phone dealer

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LifeFlight will be hosting tours of their helicopter Friday, Aug. 22, in Cottonwood. The helicopter will be landing on the open area above the Prairie football field around 11 a.m. and will stay for approximately two hours.

Grangeville chamber members meet: new lights needed

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The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly board meeting at The Gallery Thursday, July 24, with about 20 people attending. Several items of business were discussed including obtaining new Christmas lights and garland for the downtown light poles.

PTCCU’s appreciation lunch will be this Friday

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An open house is set for North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood recognizing their 40th anniversary Thursday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a ceremony taking place at 1 pm. Tours of the facility will be available.

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NICI ‘40th’ open house set for Aug. 7

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The first Grangeville’s Farmers Market of the summer opens at Pioneer (City) Park Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thanks for flags, GHR; Spears’ book available

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Save the date for Stites Days which is set for July 12 and 13. For details call Martha at 926-7300 or for a parade entry form (10 a.m. on Saturday the 12th) call Dan Coulter at 926-7241.

Party for Aiken set for June 30

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The Frozen Potato Express is coming again this year. The Idaho Food Bank Truck will be at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center parking lot Thursday, June 26. Cases of frozen potatoes will be given out between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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Campbell honored for 40 years at Wells Fargo

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Kim Bixby is the May employee of the month for St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood.

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Cowboys sought for BD rodeo: June 23 call date

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The Idaho State Tax Commission estimates more than 4,000 uncashed state tax refund checks worth more than $1 million will expire later this month.

Olympian Pikus-Pace to visit area in July

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Do you have an event going on during Border Days? This includes reunions, special church services, concerts, fund-raisers, programs and more.

AmeriGas open house is June 6; Mountain View Dentistry makes move

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A story on CNN.com may have caught your eye: A CNN 10 Dare to Go places includes Idaho as its No. 4 destination to visit. That’s some great publicity! The story is a little cliché with its “Honey, forget Bora Bora; let’s go to a potato farm!” But hey, we all know Idaho is more than potatoes.

Kids quilt class set; Enneking is EOM

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A Kids Quilt Camp for children 8 and older is set for Monday through Friday, June 9-13, 9 a.m. to noon each day at Home Grown Quilts and will be instructed by Jody Hoogland. Each student will make his or her own tumbler quilt.

Umpqua, Sterling banks merge

Note that I made a mistake (one of several last week) when I stated in a photo caption that Umpqua bought Sterling. The companies actually merged. Here’s a blip from September 2013:

USPS food drive set for May 10

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More than 76,000 Idahoans signed up for health insurance through Your Health Idaho during the state’s first open enrollment period. Although open enrollment wrapped up at the end of March, Idahoans who experience significant changes in their lives may qualify for a special enrollment period. Call 1-855-YH-Idaho.

1.8 percent in county don’t have complete plumbing

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Meet The Tribune night will be held Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at Oscar’s Restaurant. This is a chance for people to come out and speak their minds and meet the gang. On hand will be Butch Alford, Nathan Alford, Marty Trillhaase, Craig Clohessy (city editor) and Grangeville’s own Kathy Hedberg. Stop in, visit with the Trib people and have them buy you a cup of coffee.

Lifeguard course set for Grangeville

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Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach will offer the class Introduction to Herbal Salves and Tonics. Sisters Agnes Reichlin and Carlotta Fontes will offer the course at the Monastery of St. Gertrude Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35.

Free Easter dinner set for The Hangout

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Do you have plans for Easter dinner? The Hangout in Cottonwood will host its annual free Easter dinner from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 20. The menu will consist of ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread and a dessert.

This week is ‘Circuit Breaker’ property tax reduction deadline

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April 15 is the last day to submit applications to your county assessor for a reduction in your property taxes.

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PTCCU open house is April 15

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Mark your calendars for April 30, 5-8 p.m., at The Gallery. A “shop until you drop” event will be held with a variety of local vendors and treats to boot. Stay tuned for more details later this month and remember this will be a great event from which to order Mother’s Day gifts.

Paint, sew in LCSC outreach classes

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Are you interested in learning to work on your finances? Instructor Bobbie Christensen will present “Building Your Financial Portfolio” Monday, May 5, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Super 8 Conference Room in Grangeville. This is sponsored by Super 8 and Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach Center.

Canyon House to celebrate 11th anniversary

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Canyon House, in White Bird is celebrating its 11th anniversary this Saturday, March 22. There will be door prizes and discounts throughout the store.

Locals receive ‘Master Lumberman’ awards

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Does your child need to have his teeth cleaned but you are without any type of dental insurance? Nelson Family Dentistry in Grangeville has some appointments open Friday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., through the Give Kids a Smile program. Children kindergarten through sixth grade without any type of dental insurance can get a free exam, x-rays and cleaning. Call 983-2422 right away to set up an appointment.

Pilates on tap; parsley good for allergies

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Instructor Rachel Burrell is bringing Pilates back to Groaners. The first class is free and will be held each Wednesday, beginning March 12. Classes will be held at noon and will last 45 minutes. The Pilates classes are for all levels and are included at no charge with a gym membership. Everyone is welcome to attend, just drop in at Groaners and get the class schedule and visit with manager Cindy Nelson or call 983-7070. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grower meeting set for Cottonwood

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Grower meeting set for Cottonwood

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Noelle Pikus-Pace wins silver medal at Olympics

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The deadline of March 31 to enroll under the Affordable Care Act is quickly approaching. Syringa Hospital and Clinics has personnel who have received the specialized training to become certified in-person assisters (IPA).

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Raffle proceeds will go to help Riggins baby

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The Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop and Sterling Bank in Riggins are selling raffle tickets for a one-of-a-kind metal art work made by Tom Travis. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and all proceeds will go toward medical expenses of the premature daughter of David and Elizabeth Galli, Lillian. The family will be returning to Riggins when Lillian makes a few more hospital milestones. The drawing is set for March 8 and the art work is on display until then at Sterling Bank in Riggins.

Sushi Night to benefit Grangeville Arts Feb. 22

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Grangeville Arts’ Sushi Night is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, at The Gallery. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature, in addition to sushi, other Asian-inspired foods. Cost of the event is $20.

Grangeville Merchants to gather Feb. 10

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It’s time to get ready for enrichment classes through Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach.

Quit smoking with free aids in February

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You might find it interesting that a few weeks ago more than 100 garbage bags of clothing were not only left at Syringa Thrift Store but also in some dumpsters across the prairie.

Dinner to benefit community garden

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Mark your calendars for a Valentine’s banquet at the Senior Citizen Center in Grangeville featuring the Idaho County Orchestra.

Credit unions set annual meeting dates

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Pine Tree Community Credit Union’s annual luncheon meeting is set for Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Grangeville Eagles Hall. A 50/50 drawing and door prizes will be part of the day’s events.

Devin’s Home Care office on the move

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St. Mary’s Hospital is offering a new free service to help people find affordable health insurance.

Chandler is employee of the month

Remember, according to the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho workers receiving financed extended unemployment benefits will receive their final payment for the week ending Dec. 28 under federal legislation that discontinues the program at the end of the year.

Shop Grangeville for a ‘Hometown Christmas’

Shop in Grangeville this Saturday, Dec. 21, all day for Hometown Christmas deals. Check out this week’s Free Press and Shopper for specific ads.

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Donations sought for annual Christmas sale

The Kids Christmas Sale is set for the Eagles Hall on C Street Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Help Sno-Drifters light the cross on the hill

The Elk City Saloon and Cafe will be closed on Christmas Day this year, but will still be taking reservations for Christmas parties and special events. Reminder: They are also closed Mondays and Tuesdays until May, and open at 11 a.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

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Lions to sell Christmas trees in Grangeville

Grangeville Lions Club Christmas trees will be available at Green Acres and Cash and Carry Nov. 26. Support your local businesses and organizations by purchasing a beautiful, fresh Christmas tree.

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Pet pictures set for Saturday at Green Acres

The Hangout in Cottonwood will be providing its annual free Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

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Cottonwood salon to host holiday open house

A Holiday Open House is set for Pure Elegance Salon (formerly the Hair Hut) in Cottonwood Saturday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be Thirty-one gifts, Scentsy, Paparazzi Jewelry, Mary Kay and some crafts will be available.

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Scouts collecting food this Saturday morning

Do you wonder what’s going on with Idaho County businesses? Are you curious about area trivia? Looking for upcoming activities? Lorie Palmer’s weekly “It’s Your Business” column is a mix of all those and more. Read it each week for news on local establishments as well as personal reflections on what makes Idaho County such a great place to live and work.

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Baumgarten elected bar preseident

Do you wonder what’s going on with Idaho County businesses? Are you curious about area trivia? Looking for upcoming activities? Lorie Palmer’s weekly “It’s Your Business” column is a mix of all those and more. Read it each week for news on local establishments as well as personal reflections on what makes Idaho County such a great place to live and work.

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Moonlight Madness hits the Grangeville Merchants this Thursday, Oct. 17. Check out the ads in this week’s Shopper and Free Press for details and support our Grangeville businesses!

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