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CVRA Rodeo on tap in Kamiah for June 17, 18

CVRA Rodeo 2017

The “Biggest Little Rodeo in Idaho” is set for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18. Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) will host its annual rodeo at the Kamiah CVRA Rodeo grounds this weekend, starting with its cowboy breakfast held both days from 7 to 10 a.m.

Hornbeck thanks EMS for service

‘This whole board appreciates them and all they do’

“I really want to acknowledge all the time they put in and the hard work they do to save so many lives,” said Twila Hornbeck, Syringa Hospital board trustee “This whole board appreciates them and all they do.” At the Syringa Hospital May 23 regular board meeting, Hornbeck publicly thanked the local EMTs and EMS workers.

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Bearden named DYW 2018; Gomez is runner-up

Six Grangeville High School juniors competed for the title of 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie Saturday night, June 3, at GHS, with a theme of “A Salute to Our Troops.” Winner of the title and $500 scholarship was Anastasia Bearden, daughter of Chris and Nancy Bearden. She is a dual enrolled home-school and GHS student.

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Kids Klub building to go out to bid this summer

After years of planning, the Kids Klub, Inc., building will soon be started. Kids Klub received an Idaho Community Development Block Grant of $400,000 in April, and will also utilize the Webb family donation from 2012. In addition, funds donated specifically for the building and from fund-raisers will be used. Wemhoff Architecture in Cottonwood has drawn the plans for the property – three city lots that Kids Klub purchased adjacent to Grangeville Elementary Middle School at 506 South A Street.

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Sims wins VFW scholarship

The recipient of the annual VFW Wilderness Post No. 8311 Auxiliary Scholarship this year was announced at the Grangeville High School class night May 25.

Locals among Idaho Governor’s Cup scholarship winners

BOISE – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the recently the 2017 Governor’s Cup Scholarships to Idaho colleges and universities. The 42nd Governor’s Cup fund-raising drive brought in enough money for 38 new scholarships to be award this year. Recipients were chosen from among more than 1,000 applicants by the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship Fund Inc.’s 16-member board of directors. Selections were made based on each applicant’s commitment to public service, academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.

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Classics On The Clearwater

The fourth annual Long Camp Classics on the Clearwater car show and swap meet was held Saturday, June 3, in Kamiah.

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Museum recreates ‘Sister Alfreda’s Attic’

Siamese twin piglets perfectly preserved from when they were stillborn on a local farm decades ago, a mounted golden eagle with wings outstretched, an antique trumpet. These types of artifacts comprised Sister Alfreda Elsensohn’s emerging collection that she began to display in 1931 in the old St. Gertrude’s Academy attic. So began the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. A replica of the attic has just been completed as part of a five-year exhibit remodel plan.

Info sought on Idaho veterans’ monuments, memorials

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services (IDVS) has launched an effort to identify all Idaho monuments and memorials honoring the military and veterans.

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Organizational News

- Grangeville Senior Citizens - Pioneer Senior Citizens - Grangeville American Legion Post 37, VFW - 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club

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Cottonwood Memorial Day Tribute

Members of the Cottonwood area VFW and American Legion were host to Memorial Day tributes in Cottonwood and Greencreek Monday, May 29. Here, the color guard, rifle squad and many veterans participate in the ceremony at the Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery. At each cemetery, the names of veterans who are buried there were read aloud. Taps was played, “In Flanders Field” read and a rifle-salute offered. More than 100 participants from throughout the community attended the Cottonwood ceremony.

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Hospice works with families on personal level

“Hospice is not something I have to do – it’s something I get to do,” expressed DeEtte Westover, RN. Westover is employed by Syringa Hospital and Syringa Hospital Hospice (SHH). She, along with about eight other SHH employees and 30 volunteers, operate the area’s only hospice program.

Organizations - May 31, 2017

May 22, 2017 – The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Stanley Modrell and Pastor Tom Helmick gave the prayer. The free dinner drawing was won by Carol Kinzer. There were 66 meals served and 27 home deliveries. There were no guests this week. Donna Barnett won the nickel Bingo pot and the blackout winner was Dolores Kindall.

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Grangeville Ballet Barre’ Recital Set For Friday

Pictured are members of Ballet Barre’ of Idaho County that will be performing a recital this Friday, June 2, 7 p.m., at Grangeville High School. The group will also open new student registrations in July, and plans are to expand dance styles to lyrical, tap and Broadway next fall. For information, contact Jennifer at .

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Six GHS girls to vie for DYW

Six Grangeville girls will be competing this Saturday, June 3, for the title of the 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie. The event is set for 7 p.m. at Grangeville High School and this year’s theme is “Salute the Troops!”