Community Briefs - Jan. 31, 2018

Tuscania Commemoration Music Contributed photo / Pam Northcutt (L-R) Local musicians Helen Smith, John Henderson and Pete Northcutt will play traditional period music at the commemoration for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Tuscania this Monday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m., at Grangeville High School. Cottonwood historian Floyd Whitley will present a Power Point presentation on the Tuscania, which had a large contingent of Idaho County men on board, one of whom died in the German torpedo attack. The community is encouraged to attend the presentation.

GHS Band Disneyland fund-raiser offers tri-tip dinner

GRANGEVILLE – A tri-tip dinner for four people is available as a fund-raiser for the Grangeville High School Band.

Pre-order for $45 for 40 ounces of tri-tip, French bread and salad, a meal for four. Pickup is Friday, Feb. 9, at the GHS cafeteria with choices of pickup times between 5 and 7 p.m.

Call 208-507-1806, 208-983-2021, 208-507-1889, 208-695-6409 or 208-983-4566 for tickets.

Notes and Floats fund-raiser set for this Saturday

GRANGEVILLE – Mark your calendars for the Cornerstone Christian Learning Center annual Notes and Floats Fund-raiser.

Note and Floats is set for Saturday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 p.m., at the Grangeville Nazarene Church, 515 W. N. 2nd Street.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available from any parent, at the church or by calling 208-983-0029 or 208-983-0552.

This event will include a Disney-themed performance by the Idaho County Orchestra as well as various local talented individuals. Tickets also include the option of dessert or an ice cream float bar. A silent auction with various home goods, gift baskets, sugar cookie kits for order and high-end desserts will also be available.

‘Have a Heart for Health Care’ event is Feb. 12

GRANGEVILLE — Idaho voters are invited to the “Have a Heart for Health Care” event at the Soltman Center Monday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Petitions to put expanded Medicaid on the ballot in November will be available to sign by registered voters. Voter registration will also be available for those who aren’t yet registered. This initiative benefits the 78,000 Idahoans who fall into the “Medicaid Gap”- those who are working, but can’t afford health care. Stop by for a Valentine cookie and coffee or punch. Contact Mary Ann High at 208-451-6027 or Joe Cladouhos at 208-507-0239.

AA held Mondays in Riggins

RIGGINS — Alcoholics Anonymous meets in Riggins on Mondays at 6 p.m. (MST) at the Assembly of God Church, S. Main St.

GHS class of 2018 to hold yard sale, breakfast: Donations sought

GRANGEVILLE — GHS Class of 2018 Senior Fun Night will hold a yard sale Saturday, March 17, and will continue through the Senior Breakfast at the Eagles Sunday, March 18. A baked food sale will also be held the 18th.

Donations for the yard sale can be dropped off at 427 East North 3rd Street (front of the shop anytime). Call if donations need picked up — 208-507-0954.

Ground Hog Feed is this Sunday in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — The 55th Annual Clearwater Ground Hog Feed will be held this Sunday, Feb. 4. This all-you-can eat sausage and pancake breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. There will also be a raffle for a quilt and other items.

March 9 set for GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

GREENCREEK – The annual Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Friday, March 9, at the Greencreek Community Hall. The event starts with a 5 p.m. social hour and silent auction, dinner at 6 and a forum for the five candidates for lieutenant governor at 7 p.m. Candidates for state through local offices will also be introduced.

The event is sponsored by the Republican central committees for Idaho and Lewis counties.

Tickets are $25 per person. For information, contact Patricia Menough,, 208-983-4392; or Marge Arnzen,, 208-816-2521.

Interim chair, vice chair sought for Idaho County RCC

An interim chair and vice chair are being sought for the Idaho County Republican Central Committee to serve through to the May primary election. The positions are open to the general public to apply for, and those interested do not need be an elected precinct committeeperson to hold the offices.

Those interested need to contact the committee to be placed on the Feb. 20 agenda, at which time each candidate will speak on his or her qualifications prior to an election being held.

The vacancies come as a result of current chairman Jon Menough and vice-chairman Kevin Duden having to resign due to commitments of taking jobs outside of Idaho.

For information: Patricia Menough,, 208-983-4392; Marge Arnzen,, 208-816-2521; or Becky Crea, Lewis County chairman,, 208-983-8484.

Stevens to present to Encouragers

GRANGEVILLE — Michael Stevens will share his recent Philippines mission experience with Encouragers Thursday, Feb. 1, at the 11:30 a.m., luncheon at Pizza Factory in Grangeville.

Stevens trained with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Australia, then travelled to Manila to do evangelistic outreach. His team ran basketball tournaments, fed the hungry, visited slums, performed dramas, church and school teaching, and prison ministry. Stevens is the son of Fred and Rene’ Stevens of Grangeville.

All are invited, especially young people, to this no-host event at 126 W. Main Street.

Chili feed, Bingo fund-raiser for Salmon River Senior Citizens

RIGGINS – A chili feed and Bingo fund-raiser is set for Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Riggins Community Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes meal, drink, dessert plus two Bingo cards. For just chili it is $7 per person and just Bingo is $5 with two free cards. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds go toward area senior citizens.

Prayer time set for Feb. 10

GRANGEVILLE — Prayer time is set for the Soltman Center (across Main Street from the hospital) in Grangeville at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10. Also, those who would like to share and discuss ideas for the observance of the National Day of Prayer in May can come in at 8 a.m.

Bingo is in Kamiah this Friday

KAMIAH – American Legion Post No. 75 will host Bingo this Friday, Feb. 2, at the Kamiah American Legion Hall, located at 618 Main Street.

For details call Ron Funnemark at 208-935-0294 or visit American Legion Post #75 on Facebook.

Ultimate frisbee, soccer, basketball all combined for special event

KAMIAH — The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) will be hosting a sports event. This will be a combination of basketball, ultimate frisbee, and soccer. This will take place at the Wa-A’Yas Community Center, 401 Idaho Street, in Kamiah, on Friday, Feb. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is free, and is open for youth and adults, 12 and older. There will be music and refreshments provided.

For details contact Jasmine Huerta at 208-743-0392 or

Garrett named to JSC president’s list

JOHNSON, Vt. — Karina Garrett of Grangeville has been named to the president’s list at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vt., for the fall 2017 semester. The president’s list recognizes students who attained a 4.0 GPA.

Eimers named to MSU honor roll for fall 2017 semester

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Anne Eimers of Grangeville has been named by Montana State University to its undergraduate dean’s honor roll for fall semester 2017.

The dean’s honor roll includes the 3,416 students earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.

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