Community briefs: Feb. 7, 2018

Free Press / Lorie Palmer Three Grangeville High School seniors participated in the University of Montana School of Music 2018 UM All-Star Honor Choir Feb. 2-4 in Missoula. (Pictured, L-R) Hailey Russell, Cat Musick and Anastasia Bearden were nominated by GHS music teacher and UM alumna Ms. Merrill-Lee Rasmussen. Of the more than 400 people nominated, just more than 225 were chosen. Russell and Musick were part of the 85-member women’s honor choir, conducted by UM’s Dr. David Edmonds, while Bearden was in the 140-member mixed honor choir, conducted by Missouri State University’s Dr. Cameron LaBarr. The girls received their music in December then rehearsed for two days before presenting a concert Sunday, Feb. 4. Also performing was the UM Chamber Chorale.

Crowl graduates from Eastern Oregon University

LA GRANDE, Ore. – Brian Crowl of Grangeville was among those listed as a graduate of Eastern Oregon University’s fall class of 2017. He majored in liberal studies/environmental studies.

GHS Band Disneyland fund-raiser offers tri-tip dinner for four

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.

Animal House 4-H to meet Saturday

GRANGEVILLE – Animal House 4-H Club will meet this Saturday, 10 a.m., at Grangeville Health and Rehab. All interested 4-H kids are invited to attend.

County Democrats to meet Feb. 12

GRANGEVILLE — Idaho County Democrats will gather at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center on Monday, Feb. 12, for a continuation of the reorganization discussion. Facilitator will be Leta Strauss. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for social time before the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments with a “Have a Heart” theme will be served. Call 208-983-2821.

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

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 Cladhouhos at 208-507-0239.

AA meetings 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 of all kinds 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.

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. Contact Patricia Menough,, 208-983-4392; or Marge Arnzen,, 208-816-2521.

Prairie High School reunion set for July 14

COTTONWOOD – July 14 is the date set to meet at the Cottonwood City Park at 11 a.m. All Prairie High School classes are welcome as well as friends from the former St. Gertrude’s Academy.

Bring a snack of choice, beverage and lawn chair. Tableware will be provided. Also bring memories, pictures and yearbooks.

Pass the word to anyone who may be interested. For questions call Georgia Slichter at 208-628-3372; Judy Forsman at 208-962-5906; Susie Schwartz at 208-962-3691; Betty Campbell at 208-962-3306; or Sheryl Slichter at 208-983-0248.

Spencer to present at historical society

GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Historical Society will be host to Craig Spencer Tuesday, Feb. 13, noon, to speak about the history of the Spencer Ranch. The theme is “100 Years of History of Farming and Ranching.”

Regular meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. All are invited.

American Legion Auxiliary No. 37 to meet Feb. 10

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 37 will meet Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center at 318 E. Main Street. The meeting will start with a potluck lunch at noon, followed by discussion of the March birthday party, Girls State and other business. All members are encouraged to attend. Contact secretary-treasurer Pearl Bentley at 208-983-4417.

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

RIGGINS - A chili feed and Bingo fund-raiser is set for tonight, 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 activities.

UYLC, KAP set family Valentine activity for Friday, Feb. 9

KAMIAH — The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) is partnering with the Kamiah Afterschool Program (KAP) to provide an evening of Valentine’s Day card making, a “heart hunt,” and playing “musical hearts” (similar to musical chairs) for youth in grades K-four, Friday, Feb. 9.

This event will be held at the Kamiah Elementary School in the multi-purpose room from 6 to 8 p.m. The materials needed for this activity will be provided by KAP, and the refreshments will be provided by UYLC. A parent must be with their child to attend this event. The goal of UYLC and KAP is to make sure that clean, wholesome, safe, and fun activities are provided for the youth of the Kamiah community. Share the love by creating something beautiful for those who have touched your life!

Contact Jasmine Huerta at 208-743-0392 or e-mail:

Pizza and Politics event is Feb. 16

GRANGEVILLE — Save the date. The (mostly) annual Pizza and Politics event will be held Friday, Feb. 16, at The Gallery at 5:30 p.m. Call 208-983-2821 for information.

American Legion regular meeting is Feb. 7

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Post No. 37 will have its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m., at the Idaho Veterans Outreach and Community Center at 318 E. Main Street. All Community veterans are welcome.

Plans for the upcoming Legion birthday and community awards party will be discussed. For information contact Post Adjutant Don Owen at 208-983-1191.

Town Hall Meeting in Kamiah Feb. 10

KAMIAH — Legislative District 6 and 7 representatives will host a town hall meeting this Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Hearthstone Bakery and Tea House in Kamiah beginning at 10 a.m.

Mining district meeting set for Harpster Saturday

HARPSTER — The Tenmile Mining District is holding a meeting at the General Store at the Harpster RV Park at 2 p.m., this Saturday, Feb. 10.

This meeting’s agenda topics will include the Forest Service Road Closures, New State Legislation proposals to protect historic roads and trails, the USFS New Wild & Scenic proposals, Districts Land Use Plans and the economic benefits created by mineral developments in our region. The public is welcome to attend.

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