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Kooskia / Kamiah News: Get kids to the library to read

Get Ready for Kooskia Days Celebration! It begins Aug. 5th and runs through Aug. 6, and it is sure to be the social event of the Kooskia season. Lots of games, food, live auction, parade and dance. Go to the Kooskia Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The chamber of commerce events Calendar is not updated, yet, still showing last year’s events. I will have more next week about the happenings.

Elk City News: Enter Elk City Days kids’ parade Aug. 12

Jackie Mackie and all others involved would like to thank all the ladies for contributing to the bake sales that were held to raise funds for Elk City Days. And thanks to all those who bought the goodies.

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TIMES PAST - More Than A Century Of Idaho County News

10 YEARS AGO July 19, 2006 •GRANGEVILLE – A search for a new administrator begins at Syringa Hospital after Jess Hawley steps down. Board chair Pat Long will act as interim administrator until a replacement can be named.

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Wagon Road Family

LaMoyne Hunter led a portion of his family – including two daughters and a grandson – through the Main Street of Clearwater Saturday, July 16. The occasion was the Elk City Wagon Road Days celebration. Hunter and his family live in Harpster.

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Camas Prairie Relay for Life 2016 Cancer awareness event draws crowd to park

More than 125 people gathered at Pioneer Park Saturday, July 16, for the Camas Prairie Relay for Life event.

Community Briefs - July 20, 2016

The end of summer reading celebration party is set for Saturday, July 30, Lions Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Lions Club is providing hot dogs and drinks for the kids. There will be giveaway items for everyone. Drawings for the grand prizes will be at 12:30 p.m. All children who participated in summer reading are invited.

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Cross Over Ministry opens local storefront

A dream stayed alive in the heart of Bonita Perreault for more than 30 years before it finally came to fruition.

Sisters celebrate 60, 70-year jubilees

Monday, June 11 — the Feast of St. Benedict — the community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho celebrated the jubilees of Sister Chanelle Schuler and Sister Jean Lalande (60 years) and Sister Valine Kachelmier (70 years).

Births - July 20, 2016

Raul and Monica Cerecero of Grangeville are the parents of a baby son. Rafael Octavio Cerecero was born July 12, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.

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98-year-old WW II veteran Maurice Vincent: ‘I never forget my prayers … God has never forgotten me’

Several close-calls in the life of Maurice “Vince” Vincent have solidified his belief in God and His grace. “I pray every night – I never forget my prayers because God has never forgotten me,” the 98-year-old World War II veteran said. Vincent spoke to a group of ladies from Treasure Life Book Club from his residence at Meadowlark Home in Grangeville July 13.

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Organization News

- Pioneer Senior Citizens - Grangeville Senior Citizens

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It's Your Business: Kooskia sports physicals set for Aug. 3; St. Mary’s pig roast is July 21

Happy 90th birthday to former Free Press pressman Dick Hooper! Rumor has it he turned 90 on Monday.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Wagon Road celebrates 130 years with events

This is one of the most profound celebrations in this part of the country. The celebration of The Elk City Wagon Road.

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Class of ’61 funds scholarship in memory of Bill Eimers

The Grangeville High School Class of 1961 held its 55-year reunion on Saturday, July 2, at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club. Seventeen classmates of a class of 66 attended.

Riggins News: Hot Summer Nights on tap for July 22-23; class reunions scheduled

My sweet 16 quote for the week is “If friends were flowers, I’d pick you.” I hope YOU have a friend like that! “On your Mark, Get Set, READ 2016” at the Salmon River Public Library’s Summer Library Reading Program! Children 1- 8 years old are invited to attend the last two sessions, Tuesday, July 19 and 26, 1 p.m.