Long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt free to those who donate blood through Jan. 4

To encourage donations and show appreciation, all those who attempt to donate blood Dec. 24 through Jan. 4, 2015, will receive a long-sleeve American Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Three bridge decks to be preserved in 2016 ITD projects

Three bridges in Idaho County will be resurfaced and repaired in 2016 to extend the life of the structures and preserve their driving surfaces, according to the Idaho Transportation Department announcement. Those bridges are Lawyers Canyon (north of Ferdinand), John Day Creek and the Goff (Time Zone) north of Riggins.

Dec. 18 meeting county multi-hazard plan open to public

Committee work will continue on updating the Idaho County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan at a meeting, open to the public, on Thursday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., at the Syringa Hospital Soltman Center on Main Street.

Veterans advocate in town Dec. 16

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services will have a veteran’s advocate in Grangeville Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Idaho Department of Labor, 305 N. State St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breaking for lunch at noon).

Prairie Shootout dinner to be served Friday

The Prairie Shootout basketball games, Grangeville versus Cottonwood, are set for this Friday, Dec. 12, at Grangeville High School.

Luncheon set at Clearwater site

All ages welcome to be part of “meeting a neighbor and finding a friend” at the Clearwater Meal Center Luncheon at noon Wednesday, Dec. 17, served at the Clearwater Baptist Church.

Kids can talk to Santa Saturday

Kids of all ages will be able to talk to Santa this weekend via Ham Radio. The 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club will have radios set up at Cloninger’s in Kamiah and Clearwater Valley Marketplace in Kooskia.

Eagles Bingo to be played Dec. 14

The Eagles Lodge on C Street is the place to be this Sunday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m., for Turkey Bingo. Everyone 18 and older is invited to come and bring a friend.

An Hour of Code is coming to GEMS Friday, Dec. 12

December 8-14 is Computer Science Education Week. To celebrate, Grangeville Elementary Middle School is joining with students from across the globe for an “Hour of Code” Friday, Dec. 12, 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Earthquake goes unnoticed south of Grangeville

Did you feel it? Apparently last Thursday’s Dec. 5 earthquake 19 miles south of Grangeville went largely unnoticed and without incident. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake at a 2.7 magnitude at 9:11 a.m. at a depth of 1.2 miles, roughly five air miles east of Slate Creek.

Saddliers to meet Dec. 13

The Kooskia Saddliers will meet Saturday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m., at Elaine Pearsons’, 02 Front Street, Kooskia. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship will not meet in December

Gary and Judy Porter with Cross Country Saddlery, Victory Karate, Sunday Country and Rid’n For the Cross Ministries thank all for their support during the past year.

ROAD WORK: Possible area closures due to winter logging activity

Logging operations are set to begin on the “Powell Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)” portion of the Saddle Camp Timber Sale.

Insurance marketplace information events set Dec. 2-3 in Grangeville, Riggins

Adams County Health Center will be hosting public events next Tuesday and Wednesday for the insurance marketplace.

Dec. 1 FSA deadline for those impacted by fires

The Idaho County Farm Service Agency has been approved for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) in Idaho County for landowners impacted by the Pittsburg and Highrange fires.