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Riggins News: Pinehurst Quilters to hold quilt, craft auction Saturday

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.

Cottonwood News: Cattle dinner on tap for Saturday at Ferdinand

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.

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TIMES PAST: More Than A Century Of Idaho County News

•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.

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Blessings For The Beasts

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.

Elk City News: Trunk-or-Treat set for Halloween

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.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Carve pumpkins at Riverfront Oct. 23

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.

Outdoor Classroom Fun Run

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.

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Idaho is draw for cavalry visitors to battlefields; Soldiers learn from past conflicts

Area residents may have noticed a large assembly of visitors in and around Grangeville Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 12-14.

Community Briefs: Oct. 19, 2016

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.

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to make its way through Grangeville Nov. 9; events planned

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.

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Deer Sightings

Fall evenings bring out the deer and it was no exception for this pair on Lukes Gulch Road near Stites recently.

In the news: Oct. 12, 2016

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.

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Oktoberfest Fun

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.

White Bird News: City council meets tonight

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.

Riggins News: ‘Santa’ applications due by Oct. 31

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!