Peach the calf is playing barnyard Santa just outside of Grangeville and wishes everyone a “Moooooory Christmas!”

    GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Christian Church will offer two Christmas Eve services Friday, Dec. 24, one at 5 p.m., and the second at 6:30 p.m. There will be an “Afterglow” with refreshments following the 6:30 p.m. service.

      GRANGEVILLE — The Sts. Peter and Paul Christmas bazaar, raffle and luncheon are set for Saturday, Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Call or text 208-451-0380 with questions.

        GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd Street, will host its Living Nativity and breakfast Saturday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to noon. All are invited. The church will also host a Christmas Eve service Friday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. All are invited.

          GRANGEVILLE — The annual Encouragers Christmas party will occur at The Trails Restaurant Thursday, Dec. 2, at 11:30 a.m., for a no-host lunch, Christmas music, a white elephant gift exchange and fellowship. Music will be provided by Sue Johnson, Myra Pierce, Pat Hunter, Sherri Kinnick, Carol…

          (L-R) Idaho County Fair Queen 2021 Chloe Rowland and second princess Riley Enneking helped out at the recent Cottonwood craft fair. First princess Kaylee Graves is not pictured.

          Despite colder weather and heavy rain some days, these roses on Stites Main Street have weathered the storms to remain colorful.

          Oct. 6 was my birthday and Oct. 15 is my wife’s birthday. I made it to 32 while Christy has found another way to stay 29, again. It is within this age range (possibly 33) that is traditionally believed to be the age our Lord and Savior died. We would like to add, “before His time”, but the B…

            WHITE BIRD — Pleasant View Baptist Church will be celebrating its 40th anniversary Sunday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. The church was purchased from the Assemblies of God after their church closed. The building was constructed by Reverend Cline in the 1950s, while he worked at the White Bird lumber m…

              The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene was host to the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Sunday, Nov. 21, where about 200 people came together to feast and celebrate Thanksgiving.

              Girls Rejoice, a group of girls who meet weekly with Pastor Mary Bales at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, recently sang and signed a song in American Sign Language. For details on the group, call Bales at 208-983-0552.

                GRANGEVILLE — Cornerstone Christian Learning Center, 515 W. N. 2nd Street (Grangeville Church of the Nazarene) will hold its Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.

                  HARPSTER — Bridge Gospel Academy (at ALACCA Bible Camp grounds, 101 China Garden Road) has several upcoming chapel services where the public is invited to attend. Upcoming chapel services are set for Wednesdays Dec. 1 and 15, 1 to 2 p.m.

                  Linemen with Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative, and Avista Utilities, were in bucket trucks and on ladders, wrapping colored lights and decorations in trees at Pioneer Park in Grangeville on Nov. 11. The effort was in advance of the annual Winter Magic Christmas tree lighting event, w…

                    Out-of-school youth between ages 16 and 24 now have numerous opportunities to learn new skills and increase their earnings through apprenticeships, on-the-job and vocational training and much more thanks to a federal program managed by the Idaho Department of Labor.

                    ELK CITY — The Elk City 4-H Club is looking for new members. Some current projects are archery, small animal, survival skills, and cooking. A new-member meeting is scheduled for Dec. 10, in the Elk City School community room at 3:30 p.m. For information call Heather Kestner, 208-484-1043.

                    RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “If you see a married couple still in love through the years, you may think how lucky they are. But in marital relations, there’s no such thing as luck. They made many compromises, they overlooked each other’s faults. They forgave many mistakes and endured many p…

                      GRANGEVILLE — The American Red Cross will be host to a blood drive Thursday, Dec. 9, noon to 6 p.m., in Grangeville at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 403 N. Blvd.

                      GRANGEVILLE — “I can really only describe the beginning as serendipitous,” Kathy Ackerman said.

                        GRANGEVILLE — Mountain View School District 244 will hold a budget workshop Wednesday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m., at the Grangeville High School library. The public is invited to attend.

                          GRANGEVILLE — The Sts. Peter and Paul Christmas bazaar, raffle and luncheon are set for Saturday, Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Call or text 208-451-0380 with questions.

                            GRANGEVILLE — The 35th annual Grangeville Holiday and Gift Fair is set for Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Grangeville Elementary Middle School. Vendors will line the hallways and gym for local shopping fun. This event is sponsored by the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce. For questions…

                              GRANGEVILLE — Visit Santa at the North Pole (aka “Fish Creek”) on Saturday, Dec. 4, starting at 9:30 a.m. By donation only (one digital image). Appointments and walk-ins will be welcome. Photos by Catrina Rioux.

                                GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville area Toys for Tots is now collecting for the 2021 distribution and deadline to sign up is Dec. 10. Collection boxes for donated toys are at the following locations: Primeland, the Idaho County Veterans Center, Umpqua Bank, Larson’s Department Store and P1FCU, all in…

                                  GRANGEVILLE — The Snowhaven Ski Swap is set for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11, at the Grangeville Elementary Middle School Multipurpose Room. Sales times are Friday, Dec. 10, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 11, 8-11 a.m. Consignment times are Friday, Dec. 10, 5 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 11…

                                    GRANGEVILLE — Pets and Pictures with Santa are set for Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Ace Home Center. A donation of $10 gets a 5 by 7 photo. Engraved pet tags are also for sale this day, and any donations (pet food and cash) will be accepted for Animal Ark rescue. For questions cal…

                                      GRANGEVILLE — Stars Dance Academy with instructor Lori Zechmann will hold its winter dance recital Saturday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. The public is invited. Cost is $3 per person and the recital will be held at Grangeville High School.

                                        GRANGEVILLE — Cornerstone Christian Learning Center, 515 W. N. 2nd Street (Grangeville Church of the Nazarene) will hold its Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.

                                          GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville High School will host its Christmas concert Monday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., in the GHS cafeteria. Concert band, concert choir and Varsity Blue will perform under the direction of Mrs. Danica Schmidt.

                                            The Annual Food Bank Cash Drive at Pine Tree Community Credit Union (in both Grangeville and Riggins) began on Oct. 1 and will run through Dec. 28, or until the desired goal is reached. For every $1 donated, PTCCU will match $1, up to $1,000 per donation. Help support families in our local c…

                                              KAMIAH — The Yuletide season is here, and the Upriver Youth Leadership Council is hard at work to bring the community the third annual “An Olde-Fashioned Christmas” this Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Kamiah American Legion Hall. This is a family-friendly affair with a variety of Christmas activit…

                                                KAMIAH — Valley View Nazarene Church is hosting a free dinner for everyone in community on Monday, Dec. 6, 5:30- 7 p.m. The church is located on U.S. Highway 12, milepost 69.5. The dinner will feature several kinds of soup, breads and desserts. Attendees are encouraged to bring friends.

                                                  NEZPERCE — Vendors are wanted for the Corner Craft Sale, set for Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of 5th and Oak streets at the Eller Building in Nezperce. All vendors are welcome. Cost is $5 a spot. Contact Michelle Koepl for reserve at lewiscountyfairboard@gmail.com or ca…

                                                    GRANGEVILLE — Anyone in need of a car seat or booster seat or is wondering if their car seat is safe and installed correctly, stop by the Search and Rescue Building 151 Airport Road, Grangeville on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 1-5 p.m. Appointments are appreciated but not required. Text or call 208…