The EhCapa queen leads bareback riders over the bar during their performance at the White Bird Rodeo during Father’s Day weekend June 16-17.
Saturday, July 1, the Grangeville Farmers’ Market will kick off the 2017 season, in Pioneer Park on East Main Street in Grangeville. All vendors will be set up by the 9 a.m. start time.
A memorable Flag Retirement Ceremony was presented in Elk City by VFW Wilderness Post 8311 on Flag Day June 14. Post members participating were Dave Brooks, Charlie Yarbrough, Bruce Gabari, Earl Johnson and Dale George and Auxiliary members Jeanette Johnson and Sheri Yarbrough. Also assisting was Steven Peltier.
The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 interested in participating in the 2017-2018 royalty program. Girls must be going into their sophomore through senior years of high school and be available through the completion of the fair. Deadline for applicants has been extended to July 14.
Vietnam War veterans may have not received the grandest welcome home; however, that is hoping to be remedied as the Vietnam 50th commemoration is set nationwide. In Idaho County, all veterans of the Vietnam War era are invited to a “Welcome home” ceremony this Sunday, June 25, starting at noon, at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center, 318 East Main Street in Grangeville.
Crews with Avista and the Border Days Committee were out early Tuesday morning, June 20, hanging flags along Grangeville’s Main Street, another indicator the four-day celebration — July 1-4 — is nearly upon us.
Want to know how to communicate across town or around the world when cell phones, phone lines and power lines are out? As part of the annual ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day exercise, the 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club will have three radio transceivers and temporary antennas set up at Riverside Park in Kamiah this Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to this two-day event, June 24-25.
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Grangeville Church of the Nazarene held its annual vacation Bible school program last week, June 5-8, with 56 children and a large group of volunteers participating. Here, kids and helpers have fun during recreation time on the church lawn.
Kids have a more inviting atmosphere at Grangeville Centennial Library, thanks to the Friends of the Centennial Library (FOCL) and a private donation. “Not to mention a great community of businesses and library volunteers,” said librarian Angie Norman.
Those who would like to donate aluminum cans to REACH Club, take cans to the Community Hall just below the post office on Sundays or Tuesdays and leave them to the right of the front doors.
The June 5 meeting was opened with Stanley Modrell leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the prayer was given by Shirley Crane. The free dinner drawing was won by Willene Lance. There were 77 meals served at the site and 32 home deliveries. There were no guests today. Pinochle winners were: Eileen Hazelbaker first, and Gary Crea second.
Let ‘er Rip with White Bird’s annual rodeo and days event this weekend, June 16 and 17. The rodeo starts Friday, June 16, at the White Bird Rodeo Arena, U.S. Highway 95 at Twin Bridges, six miles south of White Bird.
White Bird Days 2017
“I can put up with almost anything – but I’m deathly afraid of stink bugs,” smiled Cassie Chandler. Grangeville High School freshman Chandler will represent the White Bird Rodeo as its queen this year.
White Bird Days 2017
They may never have gotten to hear Johnny Cash in person, but they are related to him. “He’s a cousin,” smiled Carol (Smith) Cash. She found that out through her genealogy research and some networking. Melvin and Carol Cash will serve as the White Bird Rodeo grand marshals for 2017.