Running a volunteer emergency medical service organization takes bodies and, as well, funds to keep it going. EMTs with Tahoe QRU (Quick Response Unit) ran a fund-raising bake sale in Kooskia on Saturday, May 13.
Despite chilly temperatures and intermittent rain, local Girl Scouts braved the weather Saturday, May 6, and spent a couple hours doing manual labor. Grangeville-based Troop 3702 put on their outdoor muscles and cleaned up the Mt. Idaho Fort site located on Poor Farm Road.
The Friends of the Clearwater-Elk City Wagon Road are hosting a desert at the museum Saturday May 20, 1-4 p.m. All are welcome. The Wagon Road Museum is a step into the past which was opened four years ago in the Clearwater Grange Hall in beautiful downtown Clearwater.
The Grangeville Farmers’ Market held their third annual Meet, Greet and Eat event, Sunday, April 30, at the Soltman Center. Nearly 40 people attended the informational meeting. Those interested in selling and others offering volunteer support stepped forward with questions and comments.
Members of the Grangeville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 37 had the last meeting for the 2016-2017 year on Saturday, May 13, at the Idaho County Veterans and Community Center. Nine members were initiated including a new junior member, Sophia Wright.
The annual VFW Wilderness Post No. 8311 Auxiliary Taco Feed was held Saturday, May 6, at the post. This fund-raiser for the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department brought in $637 through donations. Shown in the picture preparing the meal are (L-R) auxiliary members Carolyn Lovell, Debbie Mosher, Bruce Gabari, and Nancy Smart; and Debbie Taylor, Alliance and ECVFD member.
Agnes Forsman opened the May 9 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Dolores VonBargen gave the dinner prayer. Guests were Nan and Dan Olk of Nezperce. There were 58 meals served and 25 takeouts. Buddy Hood won the free dinner. Agnes Forsman won the nickel Bingo pot and Marianne Wren won the blackout. Door prize winners were Bob Talbott, Lorene Nightingale, Eleanor Hinkelman, Mary Ann Kuther, Nan Olk and Dolores Kindall.
Stanley Modrell opened the May 8 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. The free dinner went to Charlene Schumacher. There were 38 meals at the site and 27 home-delivered. Sue Crea shared a joke. There were no Bingo winners.
A misty rain throughout Saturday morning, May 6, didn’t dampen efforts by volunteers preparing the Camas Prairie Food Bank community gardens. More than two dozen people from several areas churches weeded garden beds, transported in soil and tilled it into prepared boxes for summer planting. The grounds were also cleaned and new composting boxes built. The event was co-organized by Grangeville Real Life, and also the newly formed men’s ministry meeting at Centennial Evangelical Free Church.
Just more than 150 people came out Saturday, May 13, for Hope Center’s 10th Annual Walk for Life.
On Thursday, May 4, the Grangeville Centennial Library hosted a Star Wars Family Night event with snacks, and contests with trivia and costume judging. Among the participants was this girl dressed as Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Clearwater Valley Roundup Association Queen Tayscha Mozley (right) and Princess Shelbie Miller (left) received a first-place ribbon in the “Mounted Royalty” division at the Riggins Rodeo Parade Sunday, May 7.
“It’s so important to retain the history, to tell the stories so they are not forgotten,” said Tracy Morrison.
Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) celebrated its 50th year with the annual spring show May 4-6. Carrie Jo Rehfeld won best of show award for her stilllife of “Fruit of Labor.” Nationally known artist Judy Fairley, judged the show. Results are as follows: