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Cottonwood council - Safety, services at issue in race

Election 2017: Cottonwood

Maintaining a good quality of life, community safety and city infrastructure are issues in the Cottonwood City Council race. One two-year-term council seat is open, sought by Linda Nida and Daniel Sigler. Candidates will be running in the Nov. 7 election.

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Cottonwood culvert fix starts process toward system repair

City buckles down to fund multi-million public project

City officials are in action to resolve a long-standing flooding problem for Cottonwood’s downtown business district. “We’re going to do a temporary fix to hold things together, and start the ball rolling to come up with a long-term solution,” said Cottonwood City Councilor Ron Grant.

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Murphy has Georgia on her mind; KHS senior is family’s third generation chosen to attend National 4-H Teen Congress

Kamiah High School’s Davi Murphy, 17, is no stranger to travel. The senior was born in India, has traveled with HOSA and with her family. Now, she will make the trip to National 4-H Teen Congress in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 24-28.

Birth: Elizabeth Ann Meyers

Kayla Creutzberg and Clay Meyers of Grangeville are the parents of a baby daughter. Elizabeth Ann Meyers was born Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. She weighed six pounds, nine ounces and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Amanda Eich of Grangeville and Rodney Creutzberg of Lewiston; Monica Cerecero of Grangeville, and Ryan Meyers of Cottonwood. Great-grandparents are Robert Jackson of Spokane, Wash., and Yvonne Peterson of Grangeville.

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Progress ‘promising’ on park band shell project; fund-raising efforts under way

'It all looks very promising at this point'

Grant applications have begun as part of fund-raising efforts toward an estimated $65,000 band shell structure proposed for Grangeville’s Pioneer Park.

$3,125 available for Idaho County emergency food, shelter programs

Idaho County emergency food and shelter programs can apply for funding out of $3,125 recently awarded through the federal Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).

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Little Library at Clearwater

The new Clearwater Mini Library, donated by Lyle and Susanne Smith, hangs on the outside wall of the Grange Hall in Clearwater. It was built by Lyle and given to Susanne for her birthday in September. The Smiths hope the new little library will be enjoyed by all, children and adults alike. The public is invited to borrow a book and/or bring a book.

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Community Briefs Oct. 18, 2017

Do you have winter hats and gloves you don’t have a use for? Grangeville High School senior Anthony Nadiger’s senior project includes collecting these items for local kids in need. Collection boxes are currently located at GHS, Cash and Carry Marketplace, Asker’s Harvest Foods, and Larson’s. Boxes will be out until Nov. 10.

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Stites council - Four seek two seats

Election 2017: Stites

Two four-year-term Stites City Council seats are open, sought by Neil Bronson, Ralph Jackson, Bonnie Shannon, and write-in Joshua Bradley. Candidates will be running for open city council positions in the Nov. 7 election.

Grangeville Community Hymnsing set for Oct. 29

The Fifth Sunday Community Hymnsing will be held at the Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle Sunday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Offering will be taken for the Traveler’s Aid Fund. For a special musical number to be provided by your church, notify Joyce Wikoff at 208-983-1047.

Free health screening set for Riggins

A free health screening and visit with a benefits counselor is on tap for next Tuesday, Oct. 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Riggins Community Center. All are invited. Plan to bring Medicare or other insurance information and drug list for a private counseling session and plan to stay for lunch at noon. Screenings will be for diabetes (A1C), blood pressure, body mass, and mood index. Call Linda Hieter at 208-400-0116.

GHS financial aid night set for Oct. 24

Grangeville High School will be hosting a financial aid night Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the GHS library. Start time will be 6 p.m. Courtney Robinson from Lewis-Clark State College will be giving a generic presentation on the different types of financial aid and how to fill out the forms. There will be literature available that evening, and Robinson will be on hand to answer questions after the presentation. Call 208-983-0580 for questions. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Free health screenings, SHIBA volunteer at senior center Oct. 20

The Partnership for Healthy Communities will be offering a free health screening at the Grangeville Senior Center Friday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A SHIBA advisor will also be available to assist those who want to review their Medicare D plans. Bring your drug list and Medicare card.

Veterans Center to host appreciation dinner

The Idaho County Veterans Association is hosting its first supporters appreciation dinner Saturday, Oct. 21, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center. Everyone who supports the center is invited to attend. There will be a wine tasting by Clearwater Canyon Cellars of Lewiston with a variety of appetizers by the Canteen Grill. There will also be a silent auction and music.

‘Spider-Man’ set for Oct. 20 in Kamiah

Come watch a movie the whole family will enjoy at The Life Center, 4432 Highway 12, in Kamiah on Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to enjoy the action-packed super hero movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Admission to the movie is free. Concessions will be available. This event is sponsored by the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and ImpactYM. E-mail upriverylc@gmail.com with questions.