Are you a mom who’s looking for a way to meet friends and connect within your community? MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MomsNext may just be the answer you’ve been looking for. “Any mother in our community and surrounding towns is invited to join,” explained organizer Sarah Musick of Grangeville. “This year we expanded our group so we can welcome even more moms by adding in MomsNext. It’s like MOPS, but is designed for moms with school-age children. We wanted to include moms of older kids.”
The Idaho County Carcass Show and Judging Contest was held on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Sonnen Meats in Greencreek. 4-H and FFA members were given instruction on how to quality and yield grade beef and sheep carcasses and how to determine USDA grades on swine carcasses.
“We appreciate Norco’s commitment to the community and the Grangeville Community Foundation [GCF],” said GCF board member Mary Jahn. Grangeville’s Norco store manager Randy Fischer presented a $500 check to board members Wednesday morning, Sept. 6.
Angela Riener, Abundant Life Ministries and Grangeville Life Chain coordinator, is organizing the 2017 Grangeville Life Chain, part of National Life Chain Sunday, set for Oct. 1. This is the area’s eighth annual event.
The Partnership for Healthy Communities in conjunction with CHAS is offering the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program at no charge. It is open to anyone with a chronic condition and will be on Tuesdays, Sept. 26- Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.- noon at Real Life next to The Gym. Call Renee Stevens at 208-507-1687 or Maja Legerwood at 208-315-2797 to register for the class.
The Grangeville United Methodist Church is starting a Sunday Children’s Church beginning Sunday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to noon.
The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfasts are held every month on the last Wednesday of each month. St. Catherine’s Catholic Church is located at 7th and Idaho streets in Kamiah. The breakfast this month will be biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice, friendly faces and conversation.
Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship is set for this Saturday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m., in the Porter’s fellowship barn at 43 Whitetail Drive just south of Grangeville. Chicken and noodles will be served for the potluck. Bring a favorite side dish and bring a friend. For details call 208-983-0112.
Kooskia Saddliers will host an obstacle challenge at the Kooskia Saddliers Arena Saturday, Sept. 23. Sign-up is 9:30 a.m.
Grangeville High crowned Morgan Crea and Garett Malone homecoming queen and king during a ceremony at halftime of the Bulldogs' 42-8 win over McCall Friday night, Sept. 15.
Salmon River High School crowned Miranda Hofflander and Joe Fredrickson homecoming queen and king Friday night, Sept. 15.
Pam Smith opened the September 12 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Dolores VonBargen led the dinner prayer. There were 48 meals served with 21 takeouts and 20 frozen dinners. Barbara Rehder won the free dinner. Diane Schultz and Ingrid Mader each shared a joke with the group. Ella Schaeffer and Donna Barnett shared the nickel Bingo pot while Barnett won the blackout. Door prize winners were Ivan Nuxoll, Dolores VonBargen, Loycie Sonnen, Ron Sonnen and Judy Arledge.
One hundred years ago, Bernard A. Baerlocher paid $22 per acre for the first 100 acres of what is now the farm owned by Joe and Arlene Baerlocher near Greencreek. That historical fact and others were shared recently when the Baerlocher farm was recognized as an Idaho Century Farm through the Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho Department of Agriculture.
For Grangeville High School senior Kate Lutz, the idea for her senior project was a no-brainer. “My sister, Addie, started the Flamingo Fun Run four years ago, and then she also focused on it for her senior project,” Lutz explained.
A new face in education has taken over the helm of Grangeville High School’s agricultural science education; however, to Katie Mosman, Grangeville feels like home. “I grew up on a farm north of Nezperce and graduated from Nezperce High School in 2009,” Mosman said. “Being in Grangeville really does feel like home.”