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…

      GRANGEVILLE -- The Sno Drifters Snowmobile Club will host its fun run Sunday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign-ups will be at the Sno Drifters shelter from 10 a.m. to noon. Parking is available at the Fish Creek parking area (follow the signs). Cost is $5 per hand, as many as you choose, with…

        GRANGEVILLE – The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. Street, will host special guest speakers from Southeast Asia, Monday, Jan. 27. The public is invited for a dinner at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation to follow.

          KAMIAH -- The Valley Singers, community choir, will begin rehearsals for their 2020 Easter program on Monday evenings beginning Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., at the Community Presbyterian Church (Corner of 7th and Hill St) in Kamiah. Valley Singers are beginning their 67th year of providing music and …

            KAMIAH -- Adam and Eve for Atheists, a new book by Fred R. Kuester, of Kamiah, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

            KAMIAH — There are anchors, scars and unhealed injuries in our past. These experiences threaten to invade our future too if we aren’t careful. Hope is in high demand. Can we move into a preferred future? Is there hope? How do we start? What do we do with all this baggage from yesterday?

            Kids at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene sing for Jesus’ birthday and the congregation Sunday, Dec. 22. The children had parts where they told about the meaning of Christmas through the Christmas tree and its accessories, and also sang Christmas carols. They were under the direction of…

              GRANGEVILLE -- Don’t miss the opportunity to pray together for the nation and community. Those interested will meet at the Soltman Center, across Main Street from the Syringa Hospital in Grangeville, from 9 to 10 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 11.

                KAMIAH -- On Friday, Jan. 10, the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting their monthly $5 lunch fund-raiser. They will be serving homemade mac n’ cheese as a main dish. Baby carrots and ranch, water, and a freshly-baked cookie will also be included. Each lunch will cost $5, and local del…

                Under the program titled, A Musical Celebration, the Idaho County Orchestra performed a variety of popular and sacred Christmas music at a concert last Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude at Cottonwood. Around 150 people attended the hour and a half concert.

                  GRANGEVILLE -- Pastor Luann Howard will speak at the Encouragers at the no-host luncheon Thursday, Jan. 2, 11:30 a.m., at Pizza Factory. Howard pastors Grangeville United Methodist Church, and also the Community Presbyterian Church in Kamiah. She has pastored in numerous places, but has spen…

                    COTTONWOOD --The Idaho County Orchestra, led by Jean Melching, will perform a variety of popular and sacred Christmas music at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude chapel. Included in the program will be ensembles within the group. The title of the program is "A Musical…

                    The Grangeville Seniors Citizens Center was hopping with more than 200 people Friday, Dec. 14, for the annual Christmas luncheon. The cooks for the senior nutrition program made prime rib with vegetable medley and loaded potatoes, salad, fruit, rolls and dessert. Syringa Hospital employees a…

                    The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene held its annual Breakfast with Santa at the church Saturday, Dec. 14, with more than 75 participating in crafts, breakfast and visiting with Santa (aka North Pole helper Troy Benefield).

                    The United Methodist Church held its Community Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 15. The Methodist choir presented a number of songs and the church children performed on the bells, in addition to other special music, including 8-year-old Owen Wolffing on the violin, being offered.

                    The United Methodist Church held its Community Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 15. The Methodist choir presented a number of songs and the church children performed on the bells, in addition to other special music, including 8-year-old Owen Wolffing on the violin, being offered.

                    WHITE BIRD – Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird has a familiar face at its helm. After being gone from the area since 2006, Pastor Randy and Sue Myers are back.

                    Grangeville Church of the Nazarene was host to its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner held at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Sunday, Nov. 24. More than 200 people had lunch at the school that day with the church providing the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and a v…

                      KAMIAH -- The annual Fall Dinner and Bazaar is set for Sunday, Nov. 10, at St. Catherine’s Parish Hall, 7th and Idaho streets, in Kamiah. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for those interested in playing Bingo or viewing the items in the silent auction and Country Store.

                        GRANGEVILLE -- Kelly Turney, Hope Center director, will speak at Encouragers Thursday, Nov. 7, at the 11:30 a.m. no-host luncheon. She recently attended a national prolife conference in Ohio, where Hope Center was awarded a significant grant to further its prolife mission. She will also upda…

                          RIGGINS – A chili feed and dessert auction will be held at the Salmon River Community Church Saturday, Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m., sponsored by the youth group. This annual event helps fund materials, events, and activities for the community youth group. Everyone is invited.

                          Tom Reilly takes time out for a song at The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene recently.

                            KAMIAH -- The 12th Annual Harvest Soup Supper will be served at Faith Lutheran Church in Kamiah, 106 Idaho St., Saturday, Oct. 26. Donations are welcome and proceeds will be donated to the local Emergency Feeding Outreach program.

                            More than 60 people, representing several area churches, participated Sunday, Oct. 6, in the National Life Chain in Grangeville. This is the 10th year for the local involvement – involving participants from Grangeville, Cottonwood and White Bird – which is one of many as part of the national…

                            GRANGEVILLE – A recent trip to Columbus, Ohio, not only provided training for Hope Center Director Kelly Turney, but also netted $5,000 for the nonprofit organization.

                              GRANGEVILLE – A Halloween Takeover event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m., at the Grangeville Elementary Middle School multipurpose room. Open to the public, this will be a worship and prayer night where the main focus will be celebrating redemption and Jesus' triumph over the devil.

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