ELK CITY — The Elk City 4-H Club is looking for new members. Some current projects are archery, small animal, survival skills, and cooking. A new-member meeting is scheduled for Dec. 10, in the Elk City School community room at 3:30 p.m. For information call Heather Kestner, 208-484-1043.

RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “If you see a married couple still in love through the years, you may think how lucky they are. But in marital relations, there’s no such thing as luck. They made many compromises, they overlooked each other’s faults. They forgave many mistakes and endured many p…

CLEARWATER VALLEY — I enjoy seeing the creative, handmade decorations people use to adorn their houses for various holidays. It gives me something new to look at as I drive through the valley. There is something about the silly plastic blowup figures that have become popular. They always mak…

Cottonwood area veterans gathered at Prairie Junior Senior High School Friday, Nov. 11, for a Veterans Day Assembly where they were recognized and honored for their service.

WHITE BIRD — The Silver Dollar Bar is putting on their annual Thanksgiving Day Potluck. Everyone is invited to join together for this celebration. The turkey and ham are already signed up for, so if you would like, bring a food item along with your appetite. Everything starts at noon. Pleasa…

RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Over the river and through the woods, trot fast my dapple grey. Bound over the ground like a hunting hound for this is Thanksgiving Day. Over the river and through the woods now grandmother’s cap I spy. Hurrah for the fun. Is the pudding done? Hurray for the pum…

    Pirates, lost boys and the magic of youth came to life in the performance of Peter Pan, a play performed by Cornerstone Theater last Sunday evening, Nov. 14, at the Sts. Peter and Paul School gymnasium in Grangeville. Cornerstone is a group of Christian young people from the Camas Prairie an…

    WHITE BIRD — Pleasant View Baptist Church has a new church/parsonage phone number. After having many problems with the customer service of their previous carrier, they have switched to Inland Cellular’s wireless landline. The new number is 208-507-0334. The church will be celebrating Thanksg…

    RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Over the river and through the woods and right through the barnyard gate. We seem to go so very slow. It is so hard to wait.” – ‘To Grandmother’s House We Go’. More to follow next week.

      Cottonwood’s Safe Trunk-or-Treat event, sponsored locally by emergency services, Drug and Alcohol Trends and Education, St. Mary’s Health and many businesses, organizations and individuals, meant fun for friends and family on Halloween.

      CLEARWATER — When I stopped by Kamiah Elementary School (KES) the other day, I checked out the scarecrows that each of the KES classes decorated. The scarecrow contest was a fund-raiser for the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) in Kamiah. The teen center youth put together scarecrow “b…

      WHITE BIRD — There will be a memorial service for Quirt Lowe this Saturday, Nov. 13. It will be held in the back meeting room of The Confluence (formerly Hoot’s Restaurant). The viewing will be at 1 p.m. and a service at 2 p.m. There will then be a brief graveside service at the White Bird C…

      ELK CITY — In honor of our Veterans the VFW Auxiliary 8311 along with VFW Post and American Legion, invites the Elk City Community to a complimentary dinner on Thursday, Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m. at the VFW Hall. There will be roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, and a delicious c…

      CLEARWATER VALLEY — What a glorious sight, a road grader heading down our road last week. The washboards on our road got pretty bad after months of dry weather. After a few inches of rain to return some moisture to the ground, road grading is again possible. Now, my trusty Subaru no longer b…

      ELK CITY — Things are pretty quiet in Elk City. Keep watch for news on holiday schedules.

      WHITE BIRD — The monthly meeting of the White Bird Library committee will be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Wednesdays are busy at the church this week: a yoga class at 10 a.m., Good News Club at 4 p.m. and Bible study at 6 p.m.

      RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow.” This is an old, favorite Thanksgiving song, written by Lydia Maria Child, originally published in 1844.

      Nancy Asker from the Grangeville Elks Lodge delivered dictionaries to Prairie Elementary School’s third grade students in Cottonwood. Students said they appreciate the donation.

      RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” — Image.blogspot.com.

      CLEARWATER VALLEY — Halloween events this weekend in the Kamiah area begin on Friday, Oct. 29, with the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce costume contest at 3 p.m., in front of the fire hall on Main St. That block of Main St. will be closed to vehicles so the little goblins, monsters, fairy princes…

      ELK CITY — Karen Crosby submitted the following about the Wild Game Feed: “I would like to thank the Elk City Community for their generous support to the Elk City VFW Wilderness Post #8311 and American Legion Wild Game Feed held on Friday, October 15th at the Elk City VFW Post. The Wild Game…

        Grangeville High School put on its fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 19, directed by Mrs. Danica Schmidt and accompanied by Ms. Kimberly Page. The concert choir was adorned in high school colors with their robes and concert band members performed several pieces. The GHS Christmas concert is set for…

        WHITE BIRD — The White Bird Volunteer Fire Department will be holding an open house at the fire station, 212 River Street, in White Bird. They will be serving hot dogs, chili dogs and beverages. There will be drawings, an opportunity to update your home safety information, and see the fire t…

          Grangeville Elementary Middle School was host to the Idaho STEM Action Center and a rural community engagement workshop/conference Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9. Educators from throughout the area participated in a variety of modules and hands-on learning experiences.

          RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “This is for everyone who tries… who tries to learn, tries to grow, tries to respond kindly, and wisely, tries to recognize their own issues instead of blaming everyone else. This is for everyone who tries to be their best even when they’re not feeling their best…

          WHITE BIRD — The Community Halloween Party will be Saturday, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m. at the IOOF Hall. There will be the usual games, costume contest with cash prizes, pumpkin carved contest (bring a carved, stenciled or decorated pumpkin), a decorated scarecrow contest and the favorite cake walk.…

            Students from the Kooskia Discovery Center afterschool program spent some time Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Miss Cindy’s Pumpkin Patch on the outskirts of Grangeville. Children traveled by bus with director Wendy Kolb and other chaperones to pick two pumpkins each. Cindy Godfrey said, “This is it.…

            ELK CITY — For those of you who like to make doctors’ appointments way ahead of time, Syringa sent the following schedule for the next six months. Nov. 4 – Dr. Wilson; Dec. 2 – Dr. Matthews; Jan. 6 – Dr. Told; Feb. 3 – Dr. Matthews; March 3 – Dr. Wilson; and April 7 – Julie Hammatt. I will b…

            CLEARWATER VALLEY — It seems our never-ending summer is finally winding down with cooler temperatures and welcome rain. I’ve heard reports that it’s snowing in Dixie. It’s never good when it rains on your parade, but by the time the Clearwater Valley High School (CVHS) homecoming parade bega…

            Members of the Elk City 4-H Club traveled to Grangeville Friday, Oct. 1, with leader Heather Kestner (not pictured) to eat at Pizza Factory and swim at Super 8 by Wyndham. The treat was a reward for being winners of the Idaho County Fair 4-H Community Service project award at the fair in 202…

            CLEARWATER VALLEY — Forty-two years after I ran my last high school cross-country meet, I still love the sport. Though I run a lot slower than I used to and not nearly as far, trail running can’t be beat. I try to get to at least one of the high school’s meets every year. Last Wednesday, I z…

            WHITE BIRD — There is going to be a Bazaar Bazaar in White Bird! A what? Tammy Stone is calling her Halloween costume bazaar a “Bazaar Bazaar!” She has a very large collection of adult and kids Halloween costumes she wants to find a good home for. The costumes will be set out at the White Bi…

            ELK CITY — For those of you who are away from home and want to look in on Elk City, anytime, day or night, all you have to do is go to the web cam.

            CLEARWATER VALLEY — A group gathered on the banks of the Selway River last weekend for the First Wild Idaho Yoga Festival. Local women from the Kooskia, Harpster and Kamiah areas – Christina Stalnaker, Carly Decker, Amy Sedgwick and Ada Fryer, plus Brittany Allen from Lewiston, organized and…

            RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Never measure your life by possessions. Measure your life by the hearts you touched, the smiles you created, and the loved you shared.”

            ELK CITY — Saturday, Sept. 25 is recognized by Congress as National Hunting and Fishing Day. If I would have remembered, I would have advised you all to go enjoy yourself. Leave your worries behind as you get out into God’s country – the forest.

            WHITE BIRD — As everyone in the town of White Bird knows, the city wells struggled to keep up with the water demand this year. It was hot this summer. Fire Chief Brian Lowe was very concerned that if we had a house fire the water system might not keep up with the demand. Trying to be proacti…

            RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Parents, coaches, teachers, friends: Teaching children how to deal with winning is almost as important as teaching them how to deal with losing. It’s also important for them to learn how to deal with injury, performance pressures, and balancing academics and ath…

            CLEARWATER VALLEY — Last Friday was Constitution Day, which commemorates the signing of our United States Constitution, 234 years ago. I appreciate the 1st amendment, which ensures our freedom of speech and of the press. Some people think this is unlimited, but it does not include defacing s…

            ELK CITY — Last week I missed telling you about Constitution Day, that is celebrated on Sept. 17. Constitution Day is when America celebrates the ratification of the Constitution. It was Sept. 17, 1787, that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. So, …

            Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. Grangeville Elks Lodge 1825-Exulted Ruler Archi Tirado (right) presented a grant check to Jinny Cash, Idaho County Veterans Association.

            CLEARWATER VALLEY — An enormous American flag held aloft at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park set the stage for a remembrance ceremony of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony, instigated by Kamiah Fire Rescue Chief Bill Arsenault, drew a crowd of more than 300 people of all ages. The youngest g…

            WHITE BIRD — I received the September edition of Ruralite the other day and saw some White Bird locals made the front cover of the magazine. There was a very nice article about the change from Hoot's Café to The Confluence and the new owners, Dan and Heather Suresus. They have brought many c…