My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Love isn’t what you say. Love is what you do.” Quilt and Craft Auction by the Pinehurst Quilters is this Saturday, Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Stop Chevron Station. Doors open at noon for browsing time. Refreshments will be available; there is a chance you could win a door prize.
Congratulations to Stephanie Jungert and Brandon Anderson who were named homecoming queen and king at Prairie High School. The junior class float won the float competition and the senior class won the spirit competition.
•GRANGEVILLE - Binding arbitration has ended between Idaho County and its solid waste collection provider, Walco, Inc., with an increase in the base rate - up 20.8 percent - and a requirement for regular tonnage collected reporting.
In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, Father John Gathungu offered animal blessings for the pets of Sts. Peter and Paul School students Oct. 4. Father Gathungu is the priest at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish in Grangeville.
The Dixie Diggins Newsletter is out and is full of the news of happenings in Dixie this past summer. The newsletter expressed their (Dixie’s residents) appreciation for the support of the surrounding communities. Dixie Days is the only fund-raiser for their Community Center. The letter also details information on other happenings around town and with town folks. Email me if you want to find out how to receive this newsletter.
Here is the second best thing that could happen to a pumpkin, and it is happening in Kamiah on Oct. 23, noon to 3 p.m. Guessed what it is? Pumpkin carving. Yep, the 11th annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and you won’t want to miss it. Kids of all ages are invited, but must bring an adult, and they can make their own Jack-O- Lantern. Write this one down and bring the children to the Riverfront Park in Kamiah and enjoy some quality time with your kids.
Grangeville Elementary Middle School sixth graders recently participated in two outdoor classroom field days. One took place at the Girl Scout campground past Fish Creek and one at the property of Craig and Jane Spencer. Students worked on a variety of science, math and additional hands-on outdoor skills as well as some recreation and team-building exercises. Here, kids run with a parachute.
Area residents may have noticed a large assembly of visitors in and around Grangeville Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 12-14.
KOOSKIA – Calling all 4-H supporters in the upper-river communities: A free community barbecue is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., at Clearwater Valley High School. This is a dinner to not only thank the 4-H boosters in the area but to also bring about awareness of the local 4-H clubs.
Christmas will come early to Grangeville. For 50 years the US Forest Service has provided the US Capitol Christmas Tree to grace the lawn of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. This year’s tree will come from the Payette National Forest and is making stops in more than 30 communities on its journey.
Fall evenings bring out the deer and it was no exception for this pair on Lukes Gulch Road near Stites recently.
The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have an advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Idaho Department of Labor office, 305 N. State Street.
Grangeville’s Oktoberfest was celebrated for the first time in many years this past weekend, Saturday, Oct. 8, sponsored by the Grangeville Merchants as well as many local businesses, vendors and organizations.
Hunting is among us so remember to please ask landowners before you hunt, not afterwards. It only takes one person to ruin it for everyone else. That said, if you have any pictures to share of your hunt, get it to me or even the story of your trophy, no matter the size, be it the first one or many, I still want to hear it.
My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Helping just one person may not change the whole world, but it can change the world for that one person.” Vance Hawk, son of Carl and Dana Hawk of Colorado and grandson of Amy (Clemens) Cooper and the late Duane Clemens, formerly of Riggins, now of Colorado, has completed his CRO training and has received his beret for Special Forces! Vance went through two years of hard training of survival and rescue. CRO is the Air Force equivalent of Navy Seals. Congratulations, Vance and family!
- Golden not altogether lost, as thought
- Booze and a blaze: Cottonwood's Main Street history
- Hard work evident, valuable experience
- Building memories, skill at the fair
- Don’t forget money for a burger at the fair
- Tahoe QRU Annual Cider Pressing
- Varsity Blue Choir Feb 29 2016
- GHS Band concert Feb. 29 2016
- Don Solberg reads to GEMS kids
- Grangeville middle school students skiing at Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Hill
- Peter and Wendy Missoula Childrens Theater at GEMS 2016
- Fifth Sunday Hymm sing January 2016
- Festival of Trees
- Idaho Drug Free Youth GHS chapter skit at GEMS Nov. 20, 2015
- GHS Fall Concert Oct. 27,2015