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It's Your Business: Join Silver Dollar, Hilltop, Hangout for Thanksgiving

Join neighbors and friends on Thanksgiving Day at the Silver Dollar in White Bird. Bring a dish to share and visit with friends.

New Idaho area code ‘986’ to be used in 2017

State regulators recently approved a 16-month plan for Idaho’s second area code to be implemented in late 2017. An hour after the Idaho Public Utilities Commission issued its order approving the plan, the agency that contracts with the federal government to administer the nation’s area code numbering plan, Neustar, issued Idaho’s second area code: 986. The second area code will be issued only to new telephone numbers beginning in late 2017. Idaho is one of few states that still has one area code, “208” issued in 1947.

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‘Village Shoppe’ opens on Main Street

Maryann Gulotta knows what it’s like to be a business owner. And she likes it. She and her husband, Michael, owned a Christian book store in New York for 17 years prior to moving to Idaho. For the past several years Michael has served as pastor of the Christian Reformed Church.

Syringa purchases Hollopeter practice

Syringa Hospital has added to its property with the recent purchase of retiring Dr. Wayne Hollopeter’s practice, building, land and records.

Help decorate downtown Grangeville Nov. 13

Grangeville’s Umpqua Bank on Main Street is collecting hats, gloves and coats for those in need, through Dec. 1. A special emphasis is on the hats and gloves this year. Drop items off in the bank’s collection box. 983-0600.

ICLP has ‘interesting, resilient’ year

“As President [Ernie] Robinson said, it has been an interesting year, but it has proven that your cooperative is resilient,” said Jake Eimers, general manager for Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative.

Kooskia’s Umpqua collecting food; WB chamber sets meeting

It's Your Business

Mark your calendars: Pets Pictures with Santa will be on Saturday Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Green Acres Nursery in Grangeville. Cost for a 5 x 7 color matted photo is $10. Pet owners are also invited to bring in dog and cat food, wet and dry, litter and monetary donations. For questions call Melinda at 983-5832.

Regional news

Weapon accidentally discharges; New signs installed near football field; Lapwai man pleads guilty to charge.

Asker’s promotion in full swing

All veterans are invited to stop by The Hangout in Cottonwood on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, for a free bacon cheeseburger, fries and drink for lunch.

Wellness Fair is Nov. 7 at The Gym

The Gym will host a wellness fair Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Syringa Hospital, Irwin Drug, the University of Idaho Extension office and several other local services as well as vendors offering health and wellness related items, such as herbal tinctures and salves, natural perfumes and body care, will be there.

In The News

Roads to close accessing Woodrat Mountain; Two positions open on Grangeville Planning and Zoning Commission.

Unclaimed properties listed

Unclaimed property lies in the possession of the State of Idaho awaiting to be claimed by residents.

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Nearly 500 students attend career expo

Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Idaho Lewis County Partners and ILCTE Foundation hosted the Third Bi-Annual Idaho-Lewis County Career Expo at the Idaho County Fairgrounds.

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P1FCU makes $3,587 donation to GHS

For the past years, P1FCU (Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union) has donated more than $65,000 to area high school athletic programs through a program called “Points for Dollars.” For each point scored at home games in football, basketball, volleyball and baseball, Potlatch donated $1 per point scored.

Idaho comes in midway on ‘Weirdest States’ list

This in from Kim Chenoweth of Grangeville: