This Saturday, Aug. 27, the Grangeville Farmers’ Market is asking customers to complete an annual survey. A drawing will be held from completed surveys with gift certificates given to three customers.
GRANGEVILLE — Teddy Rudder spent 20 years working for the U.S. Forest Service be-fore moving on into his next career; that of an occupational therapist.
Are you ready to have fun in our little town? The Grangeville Merchants Association is organizing Oktoberfest 2016 in downtown Grangeville, set for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, as “National Farmers’ Market Week.” This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers’ Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers’ markets play in local economies.
“I grew up in a small town, much the size of Grangeville, and this is the type of area I wanted to practice in. My family loves it here,” said Brett Johnson, DO (doctor of osteopathy). Dr. Johnson started at Syringa Hospital and Clinics just more than a week ago. He has been busy since in the clinic and emergency room.
Had a hard day’s work? Stressed to the hilt? A massage and some beauty treatments are in order, and it just got easier to fit into your busy schedule. Megan Lorentz has opened The Massage Boutique at 402 King Street, Suite B, in Cottonwood (the old Simmons building-next to Riener’s Groceries and Purses Galore).
Locals are out and about.
Pine Tree Community Credit Union in Grangeville, as well as the Riggins branch, will host a Member Appreciation Day Barbecue Friday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop on by for hot dogs, chips, soda and cake. Also enter for a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card.
Jessaca Austad has found her niche. Austad started her new job as Idaho-Lew Economic Development Specialist June 1. “I love this job – every day I think, ‘I get paid to do this!’” she smiled from her office above the Grangeville Post Office on Main Street.
Laurie Chapman started at the Free Press on June 29. Chapman will be responsible for legal notices each week, as well as reporting news for the weekly publication.
Do you have a small welding job you aren’t sure where to go to get it taken care of? Try Bryan’s Welding &RV Repair. Bryan Cox is a certified welder and specializes in RV repair, small welding projects, mower repair/blade sharpening, oil changes and trailer wiring. Call 507-0929.
The Idaho County unemployment rate for May 2016 stands at 5.1 percent, higher than the state by 1.4 percentage points. But efforts to put residents back to work are ongoing. The Idaho Department of Labor will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Kamiah Middle School Gym, 906 12th Street.
This week, Idaho County Commissioner Skip Brandt is in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention July 18-21. Brandt said he has never gone to the convention as a delegate before, but wanted to be part of it this time, as a Trump delegate for Idaho. “I have never wanted to go,” he said, “but this is history in the making.”
A local face has been seen working away at the Idaho County Free Press and The Shopper office this summer.
A familiar Grangeville face is embarking upon a new business journey. Tom Cassill, Jr., is now a residential specialist/Realtor with United Country Real Estate in Grangeville.