Idaho County Democrats will be holding their election year dinner at Greencreek Community Hall this Saturday, Sept. 24. The theme this year is “Celebrating Idaho Women Who Broke Barriers.” Grangeville native, Mundek Clement-Stein, will again be the master of ceremonies and music will be provided by more local talent, the Syndicat Bros., Pete Northcutt and Johnny Henderson.
Senior citizen lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Station. Lunch is open to everyone; and to keep this program going, they need more attendees. You are all encouraged to attend. Thanks for helping keep this program in Riggins. Bingo night, sponsored by the Senior Citizen group, will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center for all those 18 and older. Cash prizes for winners as well as snacks and water for everyone.
Pretty slow in our area, for a while. Next month, the date is still to be determined, Tahoe QRU will have their annual apple cider pressing. It will be open to the public, but this year there will be a limit on the amount of apples you can bring, since last year someone showed up with a pickup load of apples. I will let you know next week the date. Nothing, I mean nothing taste like fresh pressed apple juice.
Looks like Fall is starting to show her colors. The temps are getting lower in the evenings, along with the sounds of firewood being cut. On Sept. 10th approximately 24 people gathered to tackle the load of logs that Pineda Post and Poles donated to the White Bird Medical and Relief. In just more than four hours, nine to 10 cords of wood were cut, split, loaded and delivered to area residents.
An unidentified rider competes in the two-stake event as part of the Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H O-mok-see Sunday, Sept. 18, in Cottonwood.
•Mark Gravatt and several other people addressed the City Council at their Monday meeting on the difficulty for person with disabilities to conveniently and safely access downtown businesses.
Some challenges in life impact the whole community, such as the wildfires last summer that threatened and sometimes destroyed homes and businesses, while others are individual such as unemployment or health problems. “Living Ready” is meant to help local residents in facing and overcoming these parts of the human experience.
Clean-up, paint-up, fix-up! As of last week you will begin seeing small changes around town. The first is the city hall has been painted with more to come. Sprucing up the town will hopefully bring about the “Proud to Live in White Bird,” theme to our town, with the start of some strong excitement and enthusiasm towards how our little town looks forward to its future. More information on this as it gets started.
“Rattle the Canyon” with music, friends, and fun is this Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Riggins City Park sponsored by the City of Riggins and the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce who are excited to bring three live bands to the canyon this year! Gates open at noon; music begins at 2 p.m., with Ruff Kutt rattling out some great tunes followed at 5 p.m., with Lucky Tongue rattling on with more great hits, and ending the night with Jeff Crosby and the Refugees rattling the Canyon with more wonderful music 8 to 11 p.m. The Food Shack and the Beer Garden will be serving your favorite food and beverages from noon until 11 p.m.
Have a craving for Indian Tacos? Well you are in luck! Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Big Cedar School House, about 10 miles east of Kooskia, the Big Cedar Homemakers will hold their annual Navajo Taco Feed. Bring the family and enjoy the area, this beautiful historical building that these ladies have spent a lot time, money and energy restoring and a really great meal. Live auction afterwords. Starts serving at 5:30 p.m. and you will certainly be glad you came.
Fall is in the air what with the temperatures dipping into the low 30s although we’ve had some beautiful warm days. As the saying goes, the “frost is on the pumpkins”. Does anyone grow pumpkins up in Elk City?
During National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply for patients in need. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire to help reduce wait times.
10 YEARS AGO September 13, 2006 •A series of informational meetings on the deconsolidation of Joint School District 241 will be held beginning next week.
A runner celebrates making the halfway point in the 5K marathon of the Second Annual Riggins Salmon Run Sept. 10. For results see Jeannie Fitch’s Riggins news this week.
Nicole Poxleitner (left), daughter of Glenn and Loretta Poxleitner of Keuterville, was crowned queen of the 2017 Lewiston Roundup Royalty on Saturday, Sept. 10. She is a senior at Prairie High School in Cottonwood. Maggie Chmelik (right), daughter of Joe and the late Julie Chmelik of Grangeville, was crowned princess. She is a senior at Grangeville High School. Each served as Border Days Queen: Poxleitner in 2015 and Chmelik this past year.