KAMIAH — It had been the best of times! Everyone was doing well. Many children were added to families as blessings, insuring the status and well-being of their clans. The stock market was up, their extensive cattle herds were growing by the day. Prosperity and flourishing characterized life.

    GRANGEVILLE – The Embrace Grace program through the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will postpone its start until January 2021. Embrace Grace is a support group for unwed moms-to-be that will be held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Those interested can call the church to sign up, 208-983-055…

    The Clearwater Baptist Church makes a statement at its backside as one of the first things people see when driving into the town of Clearwater. The church is located on the town’s Main Street.

      SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Michael Nelson, of the Grangeville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been called to serve in the Arizona Scottsdale English speaking mission for a 24-month mission. He is the son of Michael and Natalie Nelson of Grangeville.

        COTTONWOOD – A Rosary Rally in honor of Our Lady of Fatima is set for Oct. 10, noon, at St. Mary’s Church in Cottonwood. Participants will walk down Lewiston Street past the hospital, through downtown and up King street. It is about half mile walk. For those who do not want to walk, there wi…

        More than 50 people participated in the 11th annual Grangeville Life Chain event on Sunday, Oct. 4. This is an international event and was one of more than 1,000 being held on this day for the local Christian community to provdie a visual statement of solidarity against abortion.

          KAMIAH -- Area residents are invited to join in praying for our nation at the 2020 Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, Oct. 10, at noon, on U.S. Highway 12 by the Clearwater Bridge across from Riverfront Park in Kamiah. The Rosary Rally will be one of thousands held throughout the United…

          On Sunday, Aug. 30, Pastor Geoff Stevens of the Kamiah Christ Church baptized eight people at Three Devils Beach in the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork Clearwater River. Stevens baptized Pamela Stout, Wyatt Stevens, Todd DeBurg, Wendy DeBurg, Georgia Stevens, Kadin, JD Carver and Rylee Deal.

            GRANGEVILLE -- Alannah Allbrett will be speaking at the Encouragers group, Thursday, Oct. 1, at 11:30 a.m., on the topic of, "You are that girl!" 

              GRANGEVILLE – An “If My People” gathering is planned for Pioneer Park in Grangeville on Saturday, Sept. 26, 3-5:30 p.m. The event will feature guest speakers, prayer and music. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs, a sack dinner and Bible if they have one. In the event of poor weather, t…

                GRANGEVILLE – A new youth group, The Faction, will begin starting Sunday, Sept. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. (open for homework help at 5 p.m.) at the Grangeville Christian Church.

                  Michael Nelson, of the Grangeville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been called to serve in the Arizona Scottsdale English speaking mission for a 24-month mission. He is the son of Michael and Natalie Nelson of Grangeville.

                    GRANGEVILLE -- As the coronavirus pandemic continues to create challenges for many, Jehovah’s Witnesses have made the historic move of canceling all in-person conventions this year, and will host their first ever virtual global convention which carries the much-needed theme of “Always Rejoice!”

                    Hope Fellowship members sang through their float entry in the 2020 Stites Day parade held last month.

                      COTTONWOOD -- On Saturday, Aug. 15,  — Feast of the Assumption — Sister Karen Martin made her perpetual monastic profession, the final promise made in becoming a sister of the Benedictine community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude.

                      The Clearwater Baptist Church makes a statement at its backside as one of the first things people see when driving into the town of Clearwater. The church is located on the town’s Main Street.

                      It had been the best of times! Everyone was doing well. Many children were added to families as blessings, insuring the status and well-being of their clans. The stock market was up, their extensive cattle herds were growing by the day. Prosperity and flourishing characterized life.

                        GRANGEVILLE – The Craguns, a gospel quartet, will perform this Sunday, Aug. 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. North 2nd Street. The event is free to the public, and is hosted by the church.

                        Dear Christian, allow me to ask you a personal question. How long have you known Jesus Christ?

                        COTTONWOOD -- Drive along U.S. Highway 95 through the Camas Prairie in North Central Idaho and be immersed in a grand vista of rolling fields and distant, surrounding mountains. Structures seen along the highway reflect the pioneer legacy as well as years of dynamic weather. Dilapidated barn…

                          GRANGEVILLE -- Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle vacation Bible school is set for Sunday, Aug. 2, through Thursday, Aug. 6, 6 -7:30 p.m. each night for children 5 to 12 years old. The church is located at 613 North State Street.

                            DONNELLY -- Shiloh Bible Camps in Donnelly, Idaho continues Monday July 6-10, for ages 8-10; July 13-18, for ages 12-14; July 20-25. for age 14-18; July 27-31 second camp for ages 10-12 to accommodate all who wish to attend. For information go on-line to shilohbibleconference.com.

                              HARPSTER – A fund-raising effort is under way to purchase a riding lawn mower for ALAACA Bible Camp maintenance. A $3,000 goal is set for a John Deere model, to be purchased through Bell Equipment of Grangeville.

                                GRANGEVILLE – A community prayer meeting is set for Saturday, July 11, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the Soltman Center. All are invited.

                                Peekay was a young British boy in English-speaking South Africa. Things were not going well in his family. As a young man, he is sent to boarding school, where he is mercilessly harassed by older students. They call him insulting and hurtful names. The harassment and uncaring attitudes of sc…

                                ALACCA Bible Camp in Harpster had a large float and walkers in the July 4 Border Days parade. Employees and volunteers sang and entertained the crowd up Main Street.

                                Cornerstone Christian Learning Center in Grangeville had a large float with students, employees and parents in the July 2 Border Days parade.

                                KAMIAH -- We are in the season of celebrating family. Last month was Mother’s Day, then Memorial Day and soon, Father’s Day. We hope all the ladies had a wonderful Mother’s Day! We love you and appreciate all you do for us and our world. You serve so selflessly with great grace and kindness.

                                  RIGGINS --On March 24, Stephen Hackler’s appointment as the Northwest Regional Coordinator for Royal Rangers Ministry was approved by the Executive Presbytery of the Assemblies of God to fill the unexpired term of Lloyd Fillis. This term will expire March 31, 2021. In addition, Hackler will …

                                  Gateway Christian Fellowship, 501 Idaho Street, in Kooskia, was looking tidy with its grass cut short recently.

                                  BOISE -- A proposal to designate Jan. 16 as Religious Freedom Day in Idaho has been held in the House State Affairs Committee. The concurrent resolution sponsored by Rep. Jake Ellis, D-Boise, and Sen. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, would commemorate the 1786 adoption of the Virginia Statute for Re…

                                  KAMIAH -- Several years ago, after a rather long pause, I picked up my camera again. I started taking pictures when I received a Kodak Instamatic Camera, which dates me, I know! In the years since, the desire to make images had waned. I still took pictures, but not deliberately. Most of them…

                                  BOISE -- A proposal to designate Jan. 16 as Religious Freedom Day in Idaho has been held in the House State Affairs Committee. The concurrent resolution sponsored by Rep. Jake Ellis, D-Boise, and Sen. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, would commemorate the 1786 adoption of the Virginia Statute for Re…

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