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Johns diagnosed with blood cancer; stem cell transplant saves his life

A routine physical in 2008 changed the life of Ron Johns. Dr. Wayne Hollopeter had noticed Ron’s platelets had steadily been going down for the previous few appointments and decided it would be best to send him to a specialist.

New group for area youth to meet twice a month

A new twice-monthly group for area youth, ages high school through college, will meet the first and third Sundays of the month, 4 p.m., at the Hope Center (by Crema Café) in Grangeville.

Uhlenkott joins ‘pro-love’ movement Helps start local Embrace Grace group

Aimee Uhlenkott is a Christian who is pro-life. However, she began to look at the practicality of what she believed in.

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Junes attends Philadelphia event during Pope

Event an interrelationship with family, church family and faith

“For me, I thought this would be my only opportunity to be in the same hemisphere as the pope,” said Linda Junes of Grangeville. “When else was I going to have this chance?”

Harpster: Locals collect gifts for impoverished children

This month, ALACCA Bible Camp will serve as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many Idaho County residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

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Through the fire: A dome of protection

As darkness began to set, it was both horrifying and oddly beautiful to watch the firestorm race across the hillsides of our community. From the deck in my backyard, I had a front row view as the fire seemed to devour everything in its path.

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Life Chain

Approximately 75 residents from the Clearwater Valley region gathered along Third Street and to the Kamiah Bridge in Kamiah on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4, as part of a Life Chain, a pro-life event where participants pray and stand with signs as witness for “preborns imperiled by surgical mutilation and abortive birth controls.”

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Faith Briefs

What's going on this month...

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Cornerstone Christian school opens doors in Grangeville

Parents of preschoolers and kindergarteners in Grangeville now have another schooling option. Cornerstone Christian Learning Center has opened at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene with classes beginning yesterday, Sept. 8.

Breakfast at PVBC Sept. 19

Men’s breakfast at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird will be the third Saturday of September for this month only, Saturday, Sept. 19. Breakfast will be served in the Fellowship Hall at 7 a.m. All community men are welcome free of charge.

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First Class To Graduate

Eight students graduated from the first ever Sts. Peter and Paul preschool class on May 30. Nine other preschoolers also received a certificate of achievement for completing their first year of preschool.

Gales to provide revival in Kooskia

A revival meeting with James and Berneice Gale is set for Sept. 11-13 at Hope Fellowship in Kooskia.

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Gonzaga choir to perform at monastery

Free program set for this Sunday

The Monastery of St. Gertrude will once again welcome the Gonzaga University Choir for a performance in the chapel this Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. The group will also provide music for 10:30 Mass that morning, including cantoring and favorite hymns. This will be the choir’s fifth performance at the Monastery and will conclude their annual retreat at Spirit Center.

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Kenyan priest joins local parish

“I am happy to be here – there are so many familiar faces,” smiled Father John Gathungu. Gathungu recently stepped in to fill the pulpit as priest at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish in Grangeville. He will also provide Mass at White Bird and Nezperce. He replaces Father Mariusz Majewski who was called to the Catholic Diocese in Coeur d’Alene.

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Monastery celebrates jubilarians

On Saturday, July 25, the Monastery of St. Gertrude, along with numerous family friends, celebrated the golden jubilees of Sister Barbara Ann Bielenberg, Sister Margie Schmidt, and Sister Elisa Martinez. The three sisters made their First Professions as women religious 50 years ago on Aug. 14, 1965.