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Brats and Brew Fest is next weekend in Cottonwood

It’s time for the annual Brats and Brew Fest. Prairie Community Library will feature a live auction and silent auction at the fund-raiser Saturday, Oct. 21.

Pinehurst Quilters auction, craft show set for Oct. 21

Pinehurst Quilters will be holding its annual quilt/craft auction Saturday, Oct. 21. Doors open at noon for preview, starting with a treasure table filled with gifts for purchase, and then the live auction begins at 1 p.m.

Public Square Rosary Crusade is Oct. 14

Area residents are invited to join the 2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade. In the historic year of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017), participants ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother. Praying for the nation is set for Saturday, Oct. 14, noon. The Public Square Rosary Rally will take place in Kamiah on U.S. Highway 12 by the Clearwater Bridge across from Riverfront Park.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Oct. 18

The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Oct. 18, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. All are welcome. Call 926-7776.

GHS Fall Concert set for Oct. 26

The Grangeville High School Fall Concert is set for Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Concert band, choir and Varsity Blue select choir will all perform under the direction of music teacher Ms. Rasmussen.

Kamiah Second Ward of the LDS Church to hold ward conference

Kamiah Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold its annual ward conference Sunday, Oct. 15, at 11:30 a.m. The conference will be held at the LDS meetinghouse located on U.S. Highway 12 in Kamiah. Bishop Dennis Olsen will conduct the service and stake president William Perez will preside. The conference is open to the public.

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Preservation Field School spends summer at Fenn Ranger Station

FENN RANGER STATION — Students from the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School spent four weeks this summer working on projects at Fenn Ranger Station, a building listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the primary office for the Moose Creek Ranger District on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.

Donkey basketball set for Nov. 11

The Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (YAB) invites the public to donkey basketball. Bring the whole family out to the Kamiah Middle School Gym Saturday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m. Discounted presales tickets are available at The Clearwater Progress and Arnzen’s Kamiah Drug. In honor of their service to our country, military service men past and present will be admitted free of charge.

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Group forming on emergency services issue

A discussion group regarding local emergency response services is in the works thanks to Syringa Hospital board member Jim May of Kooskia. “I believe our local emergency service groups, QRUs and EMTs, are suffering due to a lack of volunteers,” May said at the regular Sept. 26 board meeting.

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SPPS Animal Blessings

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 families Wednesday, Oct. 4. Father Gathungu is the priest at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish in Grangeville.

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It's Your Business: Griffis to present on hypothermia Oct. 18

The public is invited to join Syringa Hospital and Clinics staff for a brown bag presentation Dr. Danny Griffis. This is set for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., at the Soltman Center. Dr. Griffis will talk about “Preparing for outdoor activities – preventing, recognizing, and treating hypothermia.”

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Oktoberfest Scarecrow Contest Winners

(Top, left) Best of Show Grangeville Merchants Oktoberfest scarecrow contest winner is Seasons Restaurant; (top, right) Funniest Grangeville Merchants Oktoberfest scarecrow contest winner is The Idaho County Free Press. Here, Free Press Editor David Rauzi interviews his scarecrow likeness. Second-place winner is U.S. Bank with KORT Radio in third place; (bottom, left) Most original Grangeville Merchants Oktoberfest scarecrow contest winner is Ace Home Center, pictured with creator Barbara Adkison. Second-place winner is Umpqua Bank and Crema Cafe is in third; and (bottom, right) Scariest Grangeville Merchants Oktoberfest contest winner is Irwin Drug, pictured here. Second-place was Super 8 and third was won by The Establishment. In all, there were 16 entries.

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GEMS PTA Jogathon Bubble Run

The Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA’s annual jog-a-thon was held Friday, Sept. 29, at the school. Elementary students participated in a bubble run while middle schoolers had the color run. Funds raised will go toward PTA projects to benefit the school during the year. Even Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Marcus Scheibe got in on the bubble run, held on a perfectly-blue-skied day with just enough wind to make the bubbles fly.

White Bird News: Clark wins chili contest

Saturday, Sept. 30, was a great day for the chili cook off. This community all came out to support our group. Winners this year were 1st – Sheryl Clark ($50), 2nd - ($25) Jill Robinett, with 3rd ($10) going to Jenny Hanson. Jenny also brought home the 50/50 drawing but donated it back. Sorry we weren’t able to get any pictures as Maggie decided to be out of town (playing?) and no one else took any.

Riggins News: SRAG art show set for this weekend

My quote of the week is “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until is becomes a memory.” The Salmon River Art Guild’s 50th Annual Regional Art Show is this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (MDT) and Sunday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (MDT) at the Riggins Community Center, 121 S. Lodge Street, just behind Chevron Station. Admission is free.