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Tempus Fugit

•Melanie Hawkins is the new owner of Rae Brothers Sporting Goods. She took over the store in December. Hawkins, her husband, Stan, and children, Hallie, Caleb, Emily and Elena live in Grangeville, moving from Keuterville more than two years ago.

RIGGINS NEWS: RES fifth graders collecting pop tabs

My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is “The greatest gift is not found in a store, but in the heart of a true friend.” This is so true! Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift Shop - Riggins, is sponsoring a fund-raiser for Areona’s Angels Fund-raising Campaign selling handmade conversation hearts made of reclaimed wood for $3 each which will be available this week during its winter hours, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. All monies raised will go to Areona’s Angels Fund-raising Campaign. Get on down to the Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift Shop to buy your “wooden heart” and help Areona.

WHITE BIRD NEWS: Try to make an effort to show up

There wasn’t a very big turnout for the potluck at the school last Sunday. For those of us who did show up, we ate great food and enjoyed ourselves. I just don’t understand why all you people who voted to save the school aren’t showing up to use it.

COTTONWOOD NEWS: Driver’s ed to start

We woke up to snow on the ground again this Monday morning. It has actually been pretty mild temperatures lately. We have two calves now so this is the busy time on the farm.

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ELK CITY: Water, sewing meeting is Feb. 5

There will be an important meeting for all Elk City residents to attend. The annual water and sewer board meeting is Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. But the important part of the meeting that has more ramifications for all of us is the one that takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. At the early meeting, the draft Elk City wastewater facility plan and expected fee increases will be discussed.

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LOWELL/SYRINGA NEWS: Shots fired, rocks on highway

Four shots were fired at 5 a.m. on Sunday morning. Could be cougar hunters, could be target practice or sighting in a gun, we’ll never know, but anything is possible.

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Lefse Making

Sarah Fuerstenau of Harpster helped with the World’s Fair demonstration of home school projects at the Centennial Evangelical Free Church Friday, Jan. 29.

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Family Snow Day

Kevin Hake with 2-year-old daughter, Rowan Hake, taking advantage of a beautiful day Monday, Jan. 18, at Snowhaven Ski Area.

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Bear Claw survives off land, thrives with help from Harpster neighbors

SEARS CREEK ROAD – It’s been 10 winters since 59-year-old Bear Claw moved to Idaho. “My friend said, ‘hop in the truck and you can come,’ so I did,” the soft-spoken man said, sitting at the table of his neighbors, Jim Fuller and Dixie Lynn, who live off Sears Creek Road outside of Harpster.

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Haage takes on Seattle Cascades Corps

Chase Haage didn’t grow up in marching band. Although the 2013 Grangeville High School graduate has always been musical, marching band was an experience the Idaho County area did not provide for him. He’s making up for lost time.

COTTONWOOD NEWS: Super Bowl food available

The third annual Holiday Chess Tournament was held at Summit Academy Jan. 16. Taking first place overall was George Watson with Cody Wassmuth of Summit taking second overall and Preston Ammerman of Kooskia Middle School taking third. For first-third graders, Asher Smith, a home schooler from Kooskia was first with Greta Watson of Summit taking second.

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LOWELL / SYRINGA: Live from Vegas ...

No Lowell news because headed to Las Vegas for my birthday. Free room, free buffet, cheap airfare! Had a Big Mac and shake for lunch (closest McDonalds to Lowell is 100 miles). There’s one right next to Harrah’s. Movies on TV are $17.99, using the Internet is $14.99 a day. A cup of coffee is $12. Life has been good to me, and Chewbacca is taking me on the new Ferris wheel!

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ELK CITY NEWS: ‘Incorporation’ idea rears its head

A great thing about living in this area are the unexpected pleasures of driving in to town and seeing the large elk herd on the hill (see photo). In fact, while driving in to town for ladies Bible study early Monday morning, an elk was standing in the road just up from my driveway.

RIGGINS NEWS: McCall Winter Carnival under way this weekend

My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is “It is not the harvest you reap, but the seeds you plant that make the difference in your life and the lives of others.” McCall’s always-popular annual Winter Carnival kicks off Friday, Jan. 29. A hefty helping of snow in Idaho’s mountains has made McCall a winter wonderland.

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convicted Idaho County double murder Mark H. Lankford who claimed illegal procedure in his sentencing for execution.