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CLEARWATER VALLEY — Two winter craft fairs are happening in the Clearwater Valley this weekend, Nov. 25 and 26, with Kamiah’s Christmas Light Parade, and the Olde-Fashioned Christmas events the following weekend, Dec. 2 and 3. Also, be sure to check out the latest Idaho reports segment on Id…

ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be inf…

RIGGINS — Happy Thanksgiving 2022 to each of you. Quote from an old hymn: “Count your Blessings, name them one by one …we all have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.”

WHITE BIRD — During my service in the Navy, we had a saying that “the only thing constant is change!” That is true in our lives and in events. Barbara Lowe let me know that the date and time for decorating the town have changed. It will start at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. Everyone is welcom…

A standout feature for St. Anthony’s Church in Greencreek, the front colored glass windows this month received some extra attention. A total 18 panels of protective glass were installed along the front to help these colored sections better weather the elements. Installation was underway on T…

    GRANGEVILLE — President Earl Musick called the Nov. 7, Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter meeting to order at 7:02 p.m., in the Grangeville High School ag classroom. Twelve members were present. Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report from Oct. 3. There was no treasurer’s report.

    Several 4-H’ers from Idaho County competed in the University of Idaho Livestock Judging Contest. The team from Greencreek took first place. Pictured here (L-R) Anthony Forsmann, Gabe Severns and Ray Terhaar. The top three individual scores were Idaho County kids, as listed here: 4-H Division…

    COTTONWOOD — The Pioneer Senior Citizens have lunch at noon every Tuesday. Lunches are also available through grab and go or by delivery. Call Lynn Thompson by 10 a.m. Tuesday at 208-962-3231. You can also find menus and information on the Prairie Mountain Nutrition Facebook page at: Faceboo…

      GRANGEVILLE — On Saturday Dec. 3, the Sts Peter and Paul Parish Women’s Group will host its annual Christmas Bazaar, Raffle and Luncheon, at the parish ahll.

      GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Senior Citizens meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon for lunch at the Senior Center on the Truck Route. Call 208-983-2033.

        Grangeville Centennial Library celebrated Family Reading Week Wednesday, Nov. 9, with a pizza party, cookie decorating, diamond painting, a scavenger hunt, books and prizes.

        On Nov. 11, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Grangeville honored Idaho County Sheriff’s Office Jail Lieutenant Rick Knutson for his actions on Dec. 21, 2021, with their Life Saving Award. Knutson and then detention deputy Jason Brown intervened when an inmate attempted to hang himself, ultima…

          GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene has a variety of upcoming events including the following: Thursday, Dec. 15, Cornerstone Christian Learning Center Christmas program, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 17, Idaho County Orchestra will be having its Christmas Concert at the church f…

            GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Elementary Middle School will host its K-1 concert Tuesday, Dec. 13, and its second-third-fourth concert Thursday, Dec. 15. Both will be at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

              COTTONWOOD — The Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H Club will be host to the 20th Annual Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade and Santa Cabana Sunday, Dec. 11, 5 p.m.

                GRANGEVILLE — The GEMS Holiday Gift Fair will be Saturday, Dec. 3, in the new gym. Call Dana at 208-507-2217.

                  GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville High School Christmas concert is set for Monday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m.

                    RIGGINS — A Chili and Salsa Cookoff is being held Saturday, Dec. 3, 3-5 p.m., as a fundraiser for the Riggins EMS and Dive Team. This event is sponsored by Harris CPAs.

                      OROFINO — The Patchwork Bazaar is set for Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Orofino Junior-Senior High School. This year’s event of handmade items is cosponsored by the American Association of University Women-Orofino Branch and the Tammy L. Clark Foundation. WiFi is available onsite.

                      A view of the Nov. 8 lunar eclipse “blood moon,” caught by Grangeville photographer Denton Thaves at 3:45 a.m.

                        GRANGEVILLE — All veterans and their families are invited to a dinner and “White Elephant” gift exchange at the Idaho County Veterans Center, 318 East Main, Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 4 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by American Legion Post 37 and Crea-deHaven VFW Post 3520.

                          After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Valley Singers are back to present a Christmas Cantata called “Bethlehem Morning,” along with a bell choir from the Grangeville United Methodist Church, and the Idaho County Orchestra, for a concert at the Grangeville United Methodist Church, Sunday,…

                            GRANGEVILLE —The Grangeville United Methodist Church will offer a Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. Special music will include their handbell choir and a middle school brass quintet. The public is invited to attend.

                              GRANGEVILLE — The Cowboy Christmas Bazaar will be held at the Idaho County Veterans Center on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year, a jam session and open mic is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop in for a couple hours of fun and music. Musicians, bring your own instruments.

                                Christmas swags are ready for purchase. The cost is $25, and they are available in red, red and gold, red and silver, or blue and silver. They will be ready for pickup on Thursday, Dec. 1. Contact Melissa at 208-935-5134 to preorder. The proceeds will go towards the CVHS class of 2028 safe a…

                                  Idaho County Recycling sites in Grangeville and Cottonwood will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Dec. 24, for the holiday weekends. ICR’s Kooskia site has their usual schedule (closed on Nov. 26, Dec. 24-25), but also closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, for Thanksgiving.

                                    Even during a cold rainy day on Oct. 22, Kooskia EMS and Fire personnel were able to complete in-house extraction training and landing zone training provided by the Life Flight Network. Students were taught how to extract victims from cars, and how to prepare patients to be life flighted. “T…

                                    KOOSKIA — With senior projects coming up for those in the Kamiah-Kooskia area, students are making sure that everything is finished before the due date. Senior projects range from job shadowing to making a difference in the community. For Clearwater Valley High School senior Meg’n Blundell, …

                                    KOOSKIA — Spooky ... but not too scary: Last Saturday, Oct. 29, a haunted house and mini carnival were held for children of all ages at the Clearwater Valley High School parking lot. All proceeds went to the CVHS music department.

                                      Four Idaho County residents are among 21 Idahoans who are being recognized with the 2022 Spirit of Freedom: Idaho Veterans Service Award. The four locals are Jinny (Virginia) Cash of Grangeville, Walter O. Lindsey of White Bird, Jack S. Paulsen of Grangeville and Molly Severe of Cottonwood.

                                      WHITE BIRD – The Rebekahs would like to thank everyone who attended the Thanksgiving dinner and played Bingo. It was so good to be back after the covid break as we saw a lot of familiar faces and some new ones. It was a great time and a great turnout. A special thank you to the Rebekah ladie…

                                        The University of Idaho Extension (U. of I.) in Clearwater County is offering a class called Current Topics of Farm & Forest Health. It will be on Thursday, Dec. 8, in Orofino at the Ponderosa Restaurant, 220 Michigan Ave., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person.

                                          COTTONWOOD — The Christmas on the Prairie craft and vendor fair is set for Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cottonwood Community Hall.

                                            GRANGEVILLE — ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) will be host to its annual ARF Turkey Bingo at the Elks Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner will be available starting at 5:30 p.m., and Bingo will start at 6:45 p.m.

                                              Recently, Nancy Asker with the Grangeville Elks Lodge delivered dictionaries on behalf of the Elks to Prairie Elementary School third grade students. The Dictionary Project that the Elks are a part of promotes literacy in students. Third grade is a pivotal year where students begin reading t…

                                              Congratulations to Logan Weber, Katarina Bried, Ryan Stewart, Kylie Schumacher, Faith Cash, Olivia Uhlenkott, Taylor Riener, John Lightfield and Avery Kehler who were chosen as the Prairie Junior-Senior High School October students of the month.

                                              GRANGEVILLE – The Grangeville Senior Citizens meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon for lunch at the Senior Center on the Truck Route. Call 208-983-2033.