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Idaho Travel Council announces annual grant awards

During its meeting held in McCall the first week of August, the Idaho Travel Council (ITC) granted more than $5 million in tourism marketing funding to non-profit organizations through the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program.

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Hauger lets the dogs out: Raises money for Animal Ark through senior project

“I really love working with animals, so I thought, ‘why not do that and help out locally while doing my senior project at the time?’” said Marie Hauger. Hauger, a senior at Grangeville High School, has worked this summer for Animal Ark Lost and Found. Melinda Hall, a longtime Animal Ark volunteer and organizer, was her mentor. “Marie did a great job,” she said. “She is so sweet and has a great attitude. I have really been blessed by her.”

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‘Kiss the Pig’ contest set for Saturday at the fair

It’s not usually OK to buy votes, but at the Idaho County Fair, anything goes. At least in the annual Kiss the Pig contest. “This year we are honoring those in local government,” said Idaho County 4-H Program Director Susie Heckman. And just how will they be “honored?”

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Brown Bag: Pelham to discuss Idaho County graves

The third week of the Bicentennial Historical Museum’s annual Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series takes place next week. Bring a lunch and join in to hear some local history. For the next six weeks, local history enthusiasts will discuss Idaho County people, places and things.

Quilt show set for Kamiah Free Barbecue

Members of the Central Idaho Quilters’ Guild are making plans for the 23rd annual quilt show to be held in conjunction with Kamiah’s 81st Annual Free Barbecue festivities. The show will be held at St. Catherine’s Church, located at Idaho and 7th streets. Show hours are Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m. Entries are welcome from anyone who would like to share their quilts and /or quilted items. There is no item limit unless there is an unusually high volume of entries. Antique quilts are also sought for display; must be at least 60 years old.

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- Pioneer Senior Citizens

Grangeville labor office moves to new location

The Idaho Department of Labor’s Grangeville local office will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 15, to move to its new location at 158 E. Main St., Suite 1A.

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Oktoberfest set for Sept. 29-30 in Grangeville; Sign up now for events, to volunteer

What’s happening for the Grangeville Merchants Association Oktoberfest Sept. 29-30? Well here’s a start: •Oktoberfest is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30, and will feature 10-plus food and beverage vendors, a merchant scarecrow contest, Franken-Kart races, wiener dog races, a car show, quilts for sale, street music, a beer garden, a wellness fair, the Flamingo Fun Run and 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

Patriotic concert is Aug. 11 in Elk City

A patriotic concert will be held in Elk City on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Elk City School, starting at 7 p.m. Sponsored by local businesses, the event is free to the public.

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- Grangeville Senior Citizens - Pioneer Senior Citizens

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R.E.D.: Senior project meant to support U.S. troops

When people are on the home front, going to work and attending school and simply living their lives, it’s easy to forget those serving in the U.S. military who are living apart from their homes and families.

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Brown Bag: Keith to show film on Chinese

It’s time for the second week of the Bicentennial Historical Museum’s annual Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. Bring a lunch and join in to hear some local history. For the next seven weeks, local history enthusiasts will discuss Idaho County people, places and things.

‘Chieftain’ play to be performed Aug. 11-13

My Cheiftain Faðir said to me: ‘My son, you must be strong. The world is yours; where’re you are, it’s there that you belong.’” With this verse, young Bjorn assumes his destiny as chieftain of his village after the tragic death of his father. Bjorn is the best of Vikings, but he realizes that there is so much more to be had than the life that he was given. His questions begin with a priest, then with long relationships broken, then with a battle not only for his life, his village, and everything he holds dear, but also for his soul and the souls of all under his rule.

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Raspberry Festival Fun

The Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood held its annual Raspberry Festival fund-raiser Sunday, Aug. 5, with visitors from all over the Camas Prairie and beyond. The day consisted of a variety of food-centered events as well as a fun run, art show, petting zoo, balloon clown, car show, entertainment and historical displays.

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Racing The Clock: Triple Bar Drill Team O-Mok-See

The Triple Bar Drill Team held its O-Mok-See last Sunday, July 30, at the Border Days Arena in Grangeville.

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