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Syringa board interviews three for CEO

Syringa Hospital trustees recently interviewed three candidates for the position of CEO. Joe Cladouhos, former CEO, retired earlier this year. Trustees are working in conjunction with Kootenai Health whom Syringa affiliated and entered a managerial services agreement with this year. “The process of choosing a CEO will be ongoing,” said board chair Al Bolden of White Bird at the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28.

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Lighting The Menorah At GEMS

Grangeville Elementary Middle School students in grades kindergarten through fifth performed for their annual Christmas & Winter Concert Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at GEMS. The groups are under the direction of music teacher Mrs. Carla Astle. Here, during a Hanukkah song, Ellissa Crowl helps her daughter, Caoimhe. (an Irish name pronounced like Kee-va.) light the Menorah. Caoimhe is a second grader in Mrs. Pfefferkorn’s class.

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Food bank seeks Christmas dinner items

Christmas will soon be here, and most of us have put up our trees, written down our activities list and made plans for our holiday meal. It’s important to remember, however, that some people are just getting by and need a little extra help.

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Pizza Factory opens meeting/party room

Having a party and looking for a space? Need a place to surprise grandma on her 80th birthday or simply somewhere to host a meeting? Pizza Factory has turned the space beside it (formerly Yummyz and Sweet Brew) into a room meant to fit the needs of area residents.

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Grangeville High School Christmas & Winter Concert

Grangeville High School was host to its 2017 Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 7. The wind ensemble (band), Concert Choir and Varsity Blue Choir were all under the direction of music teacher Merrill-Lee Rasmussen. (Top, L-R) seniors Kelsey Pilant and Marie Hauger entertain the crowd and (right) sophomore Trey Dreadfulwater sings in the finale performance.

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The annual Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held Sunday, Nov. 19, at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, with more than 200 people in attendance. (Top, L-R) Carla Blewett, Levi Roberts and Bonnie Brouwer serve as (left) Angie Murphy and Wyatt Thanstrom take a minute for a photo.

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Lewis takes on Ida-Lew position

If not for an internship while in college, Gavin Lewis’ life may have taken a completely different direction. As it is, Lewis is the new economic development director for Ida-Lew Economic Development Council.

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MVSD 244 to seek legal resolution to gym floor finishes

Mountain View School District 244 school’s gym floors have been an ongoing program for more than the past year. The district’s gym floors were refurbished using a particular brand of chemical. In September 2016, then-superintendent Kent Stokes reported the MVSD 244 staff did not have good results. “The floors got crinkly, like alligator skin, and are getting worse,” he explained at the Sept. 19, 2016, regular board meeting held in Kooskia.

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