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Lorie Palmer

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Primping Pumpkins

Friends gathered at The Gallery in Grangeville for the annual “Pumpkin Therapy” night Thursday, Oct. 23.

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Hospice program set for Dec. 14: Donations sought through Dec. 1

As Winnie the Pooh so aptly stated, “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

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Mt. Idaho Gymnastics reopens

After 15 years of retirement, Mt. Idaho Gymnastics (MIG) is back in full force. “Everything just came together like a perfect puzzle,” smiled MIG owner Lynn Welborn. “Really, there was just one miracle after another.”

4-H achievement awards announced

What does it take to succeed in 4-H? Ask the 2014 Idaho County Achievement Award Winners who were recently announced. Junior winners are Chloe Rowland, Aidan Acton and Sydney Rylaarsdam-Schoo. In the intermediate category are Anna Kaschmitter, Sydney Andrews, Lauren Goldman and Rachel Kelley. Senior honorees include Mitchel Nuxoll, Selena Davila and Elizabeth Orgish.

Recipes sought from county residents

It's Your Business

Hey Idaho County – do you like to cook? Do you like to eat? I need one of your favorite family holiday recipes. Just e-mail them to me as well as why it’s a family favorite or where/who it came from, along with your name, the town you live in, and a “mug shot” photo to use along with it. These will appear in an upcoming recipe booklet. Hurry! Get them to me no later than Nov. 10! E-mail to lpalmer@idahocountyfreepress.com.

Early detection goal in breast cancer

Dr. Grauke speaks to Grangeville women

“Breast cancer runs in my family, so it really hits home for me,” Dr. Luke Grauke told a room full of about 20 women at the Soltman Center Wednesday Oct. 15.

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Library offers variety of activities

Story hour, teen read on tap for this week

Where’s the hub of the community? Well, one of them is in the center of town at Grangeville Centennial Library. According to librarian Becky Hosman, the library has a lot going on, including some upcoming activities.

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Doughty opens Quilt Treasures

“It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to have my own quilting shop,” said Christina Doughty. That dream comes true this week when she and her family open “Quilt Treasures.”

Election 2014: White Bird Recreation District ‘Yes’ vote ensures facility stays in public’s hands

“This is a one-time deal,” said Nicole Lowe of White Bird. “If it doesn’t pass, we lose the school and its property, period.”

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GEMS kids get familiar with local firefighters

“Are you going to be scared if a fireman has to come to your home in the middle of the night?” asked Grangeville Volunteer Fireman Andrew Lane.

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Familiar face joins Alicebelle’s

A familiar face is again gracing Alicebelle’s Beauty Parlor.

‘Know Your Lemons’: Breast health is topic of Oct. 15 public presentation

Grab the girlfriends, mothers, sisters, aunts and grandmas and make a date for Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon, at the Soltman Center.

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McAdow navigates life with positive attitude

2007 accident leaves McAdow paralyzed but ‘disability’ doesn’t slow him down

The past seven years have been hard rows to hoe for 22-year-old Tom McAdow. But don’t offer a him any sympathy – that’s not what he’s looking for.

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Tie a purple ribbon …Task force brings attention to regional domestic violence

Area domestic violence task force members were tying one on Monday, Oct. 6. Tying ribbons, that is.

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Jessup hangs shingle in town Law practice opened this month

Matt Jessup received some exciting news Sept. 11: He passed the bar exam.

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Racers start their engines for fast fun: Sonnens win Mystery Night’s top $10k prize

Standing in proxy for his mother, Joanne Sonnen, Allen Sonnen was the last man standing Saturday night, Oct. 4.

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Stout discusses Cambodia trip

‘God thought I was worthy’

Who knew that a lonely, abusive childhood would ever give credence to a young Christian as she visited half a world away? More than 20 women were in attendance at the monthly Encouragers meeting Sept. 25 when Yolanda Stout of Grangeville briefly told about her recent mission trip to Cambodia.

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‘Percy’s awesome adventure’

A couple trying to be good Samaritans left a Slate Creek couple searching for their beloved dog last week.

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Good Samaritan, Facebook help cat find his way home

It seems last week was a week for recovering lost pets. Julie Cuffe of Grangeville discovered a visiting feline on her home’s roof Sunday, Sept. 21.

PVBC offers activities

Those who would like to attend a plant workshop at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird Saturday, Oct. 11, need to register with Kathy Stefani so enough packet information is available.

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Preschool gets a facelift thanks to Told’s Eagle Scout project

Memorial to Dominick Boyd also set up

“I enjoy helping the community,” said Grangeville High School junior Zach Told...

District 244 seeks trustee for Zone 2

Once again, a job move has thwarted the efforts of Mountain View School District 244 to retain a board member.

Kooskia clinic set for remodel

If things go as planned, Kooskia’s Syringa Clinic will be seeing a facelift.

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Kids Klub adds new employees to the mix

Two new faces have joined the ranks at Kids Klub, Inc., this year. Anissa Burgess and Abigail Cartright were hired as employees for the youth development program for the 2014-15 school year.

Learn to properly secure children’s car seats Sept. 27

It's Your Business

Syringa Hospital & Clinics is hosting a free car seat fitting in the Soltman Center parking lot Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Certified volunteers will be available to make sure kids fit and sit in their car seats properly, to ensure the seats work to their full potential.

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PHS junior saving tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Goal is 1 million

Junior Krystin Uhlenkott is helping bring awareness to the Ronald McDonald House in a big way.

Kids’ tennis shoes sought

Women — mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct 15, noon at the Soltman Center. St. Joseph radiologist Dr. Luke Grauke will speak on breast health. This is for all ages and the event will include refreshments and silicone breasts to see and feel.

Sports history hits home

Book includes local sports figures

Think you know sports history? Come up against Lewiston’s Dick Riggs and you just may change your position.

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Goehring leaves lasting gift

‘We saw the [GHS] sign’

As the ’80s lyrics go, “I saw the sign. I opened up my eyes and saw the sign.” A new brightly-painted sign at Grangeville High School is hard to miss. And that’s a good thing.

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Look past falling timber; focus on the positive

We’ve all heard that change is good. At least we can agree it’s inevitable, right?

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Prairie’s Wilson named Lewiston Roundup queen

She’s Wild!

A lifelong dream was recently fulfilled for Prairie Junior-Senior High School’s Jayde Wilson.

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Syringa entrance remodel to tie up in six weeks

The removal of two large trees – one cottonwood and one maple – in front of Syringa Hospital last week is the beginning phase of renovation plans for the facility.

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Committee, public discuss historic preservation plans for Idaho County

A variety of historic preservation ideas were brought to the attention of a specialist and people interested in the area’s past, Aug. 28. Nine local residents attended a meeting held Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Bicentennial Historical Museum.

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Kamiah’s Orr is featured quilter

At the age of 8, a little girl dug through her mother’s sewing scraps. To keep her busy the little girl’s mother set up her daughter with a needle and thread to go with the fabric.

Syringa moves ahead with hospital collaboration effort

Collaboration between St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics and Syringa Hospital and Clinics may be in the works, albeit tentatively.

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Bass earns state’s ISTAR award

Grangeville High School has another star. An interscholastic star, that is. Senior honor student Kaleala Bass is the recipient of the Idaho High School Association (IHSAA) and United Dairymen of Idaho Interscholastic Star Award. Soon her banner will hang at the school along with those earned by Landon Loeber in 2003 and Megan DeFord in 2010.

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Noah, Sophia top Social Security’s most popular baby names for 2013

List varied for Idaho County

“New Rule: Don’t name your kid after a ballpark. Cubs fans Paul and Teri Fields have named their newborn son, Wrigley. Wrigley Fields,” said television commentator Bill Maher.

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Legislative rep from D.C. visits Hope Center: Newsletter draws assistant to view site

Never underestimate the power of a grassroots newsletter. After all, it’s what got legislative assistant Rebecca S. Cotton from her D.C. office to Grangeville.

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Dave ‘graduates’ from GHS after 34 years

A face familiar to Grangeville High School patrons for more than three decades will soon move on to the next chapter in her life book.

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Pratts serve as grand marshals

Nestled between the towns of Stites and Kooskia on the banks of the Clearwater River may just lay the best place on earth. Just ask Chuck Pratt.

Real Life helps with CV, GEMS school supplies; Community drive also assists students

Real Life Ministries has once again eased the burden of Grangeville parents — and will even extend that blessing to Kooskia-area parents this year.

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Royal Wave

American Indians donned their respective regalia for the Chief Lookingglass Parade in Kamiah, Saturday, Aug. 16. The parade was one part of a three-day festival that included dancing, drumming, food and friends.

RadioShack is now Verizon phone dealer

It's Your Business

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.

Remembering Robin Williams

Robin Williams death struck a chord with many people for a variety of reasons. That his death was due to suicide hit us extra hard.

Hospital board seat open after resignation

Scribner retires; ends on high note

A seat is available on the Syringa Hospital Board of Trustees and a new member is currently being sought.

MVSD calendar sees a few changes for 2014-15

This fall’s Mountain View School District 244 calendar looks a little different.

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Huckleberry heaven: Area a haven for purple berry treats

Crop is better than average this year

The aroma of a familiar fruity scent fills the woods. The noses find the bushes before the eyes do. However, once the eyes adjust, it’s purple berries as far as the eyes can see.

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Residents, activity director help make garden profitable

Inch by inch, row by row, Lester helps makes this garden grow.

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Food program faces strict regulations: Manager receives award; Chartwells services renewed

Food service in schools can be a tricky business. Ask Maureen Burney who manages the Chartwells program for Mountain View School District 244.

Nez Perce Tribe grant helps fund area school programs, counselor at CVES

Local schools will benefit from the generosity of the Nez Perce Tribe this coming school year.

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