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Cottonwood News: Democrats to meet at Greencreek

Idaho County Democrats will be holding their election year dinner at Greencreek Community Hall this Saturday, Sept. 24. The theme this year is “Celebrating Idaho Women Who Broke Barriers.” Grangeville native, Mundek Clement-Stein, will again be the master of ceremonies and music will be provided by more local talent, the Syndicat Bros., Pete Northcutt and Johnny Henderson.

Riggins News: Rain drives some away from event

Senior citizen lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Station. Lunch is open to everyone; and to keep this program going, they need more attendees. You are all encouraged to attend. Thanks for helping keep this program in Riggins. Bingo night, sponsored by the Senior Citizen group, will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center for all those 18 and older. Cash prizes for winners as well as snacks and water for everyone.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Apple pressing TBA; Cougar spotted in Big Cedar

Pretty slow in our area, for a while. Next month, the date is still to be determined, Tahoe QRU will have their annual apple cider pressing. It will be open to the public, but this year there will be a limit on the amount of apples you can bring, since last year someone showed up with a pickup load of apples. I will let you know next week the date. Nothing, I mean nothing taste like fresh pressed apple juice.

White Bird News: Cookoff is this weekend; American Legion restarts

Looks like Fall is starting to show her colors. The temps are getting lower in the evenings, along with the sounds of firewood being cut. On Sept. 10th approximately 24 people gathered to tackle the load of logs that Pineda Post and Poles donated to the White Bird Medical and Relief. In just more than four hours, nine to 10 cords of wood were cut, split, loaded and delivered to area residents.

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Let The Games Begin

An unidentified rider competes in the two-stake event as part of the Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H O-mok-see Sunday, Sept. 18, in Cottonwood.

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Times Past: 100 years of history in Idaho County

•Mark Gravatt and several other people addressed the City Council at their Monday meeting on the difficulty for person with disabilities to conveniently and safely access downtown businesses.

Community invited to ‘Living Ready’ preparedness fair

Some challenges in life impact the whole community, such as the wildfires last summer that threatened and sometimes destroyed homes and businesses, while others are individual such as unemployment or health problems. “Living Ready” is meant to help local residents in facing and overcoming these parts of the human experience.

Community Briefs - Sept. 21, 2016

Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings will host a 2nd Amendment firearms shooting event Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the AFD training facility, 1410 Kidder Ridge Road in Kamiah. Demonstrations and competitions are part of the activities planned. There will be multiple shooting stations from basic to advanced, and some competition shoots with prizes. A “demo” station to try different weapons from compact pistols to assault rifles also will be available. Gun and ammo vendors will demonstrate some weapons and accessories which will be available to try at one of the shooting stations. Giddings also will give a speech on 2nd Amendment rights in Idaho County.

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Flamingo Fun Run 2016: Kelley takes on fun run event as senior project Register by Sept. 28 for T-shirt

“It takes a lot of organization, and I have really learned so much through the whole process so far,” said Grangeville High School senior Rachel Kelley. Kelley has taken on the third annual Flamingo Fun Run as her senior project. The run is on tap for Saturday, Oct. 8, during Grangeville’s Oktoberfest celebration.

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Milestone: Engagement: Ackerman-Daly

Kristen Ackerman of Lewiston and Ryan Daly of Lewiston will be married married Oct. 1 at All Saints Catholic Church.

White Bird News: Andrews takes post as new PVBC pastor

Clean-up, paint-up, fix-up! As of last week you will begin seeing small changes around town. The first is the city hall has been painted with more to come. Sprucing up the town will hopefully bring about the “Proud to Live in White Bird,” theme to our town, with the start of some strong excitement and enthusiasm towards how our little town looks forward to its future. More information on this as it gets started.

Riggins News: ‘Rattle the Canyon’ music fest on tap

“Rattle the Canyon” with music, friends, and fun is this Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Riggins City Park sponsored by the City of Riggins and the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce who are excited to bring three live bands to the canyon this year! Gates open at noon; music begins at 2 p.m., with Ruff Kutt rattling out some great tunes followed at 5 p.m., with Lucky Tongue rattling on with more great hits, and ending the night with Jeff Crosby and the Refugees rattling the Canyon with more wonderful music 8 to 11 p.m. The Food Shack and the Beer Garden will be serving your favorite food and beverages from noon until 11 p.m.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Indian Taco Feed in Big Cedar this Saturday

Have a craving for Indian Tacos? Well you are in luck! Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Big Cedar School House, about 10 miles east of Kooskia, the Big Cedar Homemakers will hold their annual Navajo Taco Feed. Bring the family and enjoy the area, this beautiful historical building that these ladies have spent a lot time, money and energy restoring and a really great meal. Live auction afterwords. Starts serving at 5:30 p.m. and you will certainly be glad you came.

Elk City News: Gearing up for hunting season

Fall is in the air what with the temperatures dipping into the low 30s although we’ve had some beautiful warm days. As the saying goes, the “frost is on the pumpkins”. Does anyone grow pumpkins up in Elk City?