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    GRANGEVILLE -- The Idaho County Veterans Center and Grangeville Elks are challenging everyone to a chili cookoff slated for Saturday, March 9. All chili entries and cornbread will be ready for voting at 1 p.m. at the Idaho County Veterans Center. Tasting includes five votes and a full bowl o…

      NAMPA — Northwest Nazarene University’s Office of Academic Affairs recently announced 409 undergrad students and 260 graduate students have been named to the dean’s list for the 2018 fall semester.

        GRANGEVILLE – Friday, Feb. 22, is the Elks Last Friday of the Month Burger Feed. This month the Quilts of Valor will be supported by the event. Fresh ground burger, fresh baked buns and hand cut fries are on the menu. Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner service starts at 5:30 p.m. Burgers will …

          KAMIAH -- The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfasts are usually held every month on the last Wednesday of each month.

            GRANGEVILLE -- The Grangeville American Legion Post 37 would like to invite the public to the second annual benefit dinner and silent auction on March 30. They will also be celebrating the 100th year of the American Legion.

              CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, noon. Soup, sandwiches, fruit and dessert are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation app…

              Shirley’s Dance Studio, Grangeville-area dancers, will hold its winter dance recital this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., at Grangeville High School. The community is invited to attend the no-cost event. Shirley’s offers tap/jazz and Western swing/ballroom. She offers classes each week in Grangev…

                GRANGEVILLE – Auditions for the Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) talent show are set for Thursday, Feb. 21, 3:30 - 7 p.m. Sign up in the office. At least one person in the group must be a GEMS student. Other than that, anything goes.

                  KAMIAH – The Lewis Clark Historical Society will meet Monday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m., at the Kamiah Welcome Center. Speaker Nick Gerhardt will present “Floods in the Clearwater River and Salmon River Basin” at 2 p.m. All are invited.

                    CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Feb. 20, noon. Soup, sandwiches, fruit and dessert are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciate…

                      KAMIAH -- In an effort to raise funds to open a Teen Center in Kamiah, The Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting a monthly “Friday Lunch for a Cause.” This month is “Soup”er Friday. On Friday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., participants can order a bowl…

                        GRANGEVILLE -- TLC4Vets and their families will be hosting an event at the Idaho County Veterans Center in Grangeville from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. Veterans are invited to enjoy a complimentary dinner sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial Services.

                          The Idaho County Republican Central Committee (ICRCC) met on Jan. 15 at the meeting room at the Super 8 in Grangeville with Marilyn Giddings as chairman. They discussed selling T-shirts and hats as a fund-raiser at future events this spring.

                            GRANGEVILLE -- The public is invited to join Syringa Hospital and Clinics staff for a presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Soltman Center from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Feel free to bring lunch.

                              CLEARWATER -- Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road will begin their 2019 year with a committee meeting, Saturday, Feb. 2. The meeting is at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch at the Clearwater Grange Hall. Everyone is welcome to join the committee as they plan this year's activities. The goal…

                                BOISE – Boise State University recently released names of locals who made the fall honor roll. Included are the following:

                                  GRANGEVILLE -- The Idaho County Farm Bureau meeting is set for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., at the Farm Bureau office, 104 S. A St., Grangeville. All members are welcome to attend.

                                    KAMIAH -- On Feb. 8, YAB (Youth Advisory Board) will be hosting a Valentine card making party from noon to 2 p.m. at the YAB office, 413 Main Street, Kamiah. This event is open to grades K-12. Children 5th grade and under must bring a chaperone to attend. Entry is free. Supplies will be provided.

                                      GRANGEVILLE -- Don’t miss the opportunity to pray for the nation and community at the Soltman Center in Grangeville at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, for one hour.

                                        GRANGEVILLE -- The Idaho County Democrats invite the public to their annual Pizza and Politics event on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. They will host the event at The Gallery in Grangeville, with guest Rep. Matt Erpelding available for questions regarding the current Idaho legislative…

                                          GRANGEVILLE – The Hope Center will host an open house at its new address, 113 W.N. Street, Grangeville. This is located next to The Gallery. Stop by for refreshments and see the new space from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.

                                            LEWISTON - Lewis-Clark State College enjoyed a sharp increase in the number of students earning honors with a total of 950 earning either President’s List or Dean’s List status for the 2018 fall semester.

                                            Grangeville High School’s competitive cheer squad recently took a break from practice to accept a $100 check from Shirley Crane on behalf of the Eagles Aerie 539 in Grangeville. Cheerleaders helped children shop and wrap gifts at the annual Kids Christmas Sale. Pictured are (front row,) McKe…

                                              Trappers can check in bobcat pelts in Grangeville to meet the mandatory bobcat tagging requirement on Feb. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Senior Citizens Center, 108 N. State St. This will be in conjunction with the big-game open house meeting.

                                                Grangeville Youth Soccer has clinics coming up Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, March 2 and March 16 put on by GHS boys soccer coach Joel Gomez. The clinics are offered for youth ages, with grades 1-3 at 8-9 a.m., grades 4-6 at 9-10 a.m. and grades 7-12 at 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday at GEMS.

                                                  GRANGEVILLE -- Burger Night at the Grangeville Elks is set for this Friday, Jan. 25. This month's proceeds will go to the Grangeville Scouts. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner service starting at 5:30 p.m. Local musician Gordon Talley will provide music starting at 6:45 p.m. Families are welcome.

                                                    CLEARWATER -- The 56th Annual Ground Hog feed will be held at the Clearwater IOOF Hall on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price for the all you can eat pancake, sausage, eggs and beverages is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

                                                      Idaho Fish and Game has scheduled a standard trapper education class from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Clearwater Fish Hatchery in Ahsahka. Contact the IDFG Clearwater Region at 208-799-5010

                                                        KAMIAH -- The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfasts are usually held every month on the last Wednesday of each month.

                                                          Gabbie Rehder opened the first meeting of 2019 for the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance while Laddy Clark led the dinner prayer.

                                                            Dick Seay opened the Jan. 7 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Gary Crea offered the prayer. Val Stone was the winner of the free dinner. 67 meals were served at the site and 42 hot meals were home delivered. There were no guests today. Shirley Crane shared a story with the group. Pin…

                                                              The fourth meeting of the Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter was called to order at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, by president Rachael Robie in the Grangeville High School ag classroom. Eleven members were present. Secretary Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report. Treasurer Brenda Heckma…

                                                                CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Feb. 6, noon. White enchiladas, refried beans, salad and dessert are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donat…

                                                                  CLEARWATER -- The Clearwater Grange is hosting a bazaar/yard sale on Sunday, Feb. 3, in Clearwater. This coincides with the annual Ground Hog Day Breakfast at the IOOF Hall in Clearwater. The Bazaar will be in the Grange Hall also in Clearwater from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                                                                    The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for today, Wednesday, Jan. 16, noon. Vegetable soup, rolls and dessert are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge; $5 donation appreciated. Call 208-926-7776.

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