Updated July 2, 2009
Greencreek celebration set for Saturday
Greencreek’s annual 4th of July Celebration is set for this Saturday and will start with a flag raising at 6 a.m. . . .
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Next blood drive set for July 14
When fall rolls around thousands of people throughout Idaho will be talking about what they did on their summer vacation.  The American Red Cross hopes that most of them will be able to say they “helped save a life this summer.”  This statement will be true if they will take the time to donate blood. . . .
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Family vacation to be featured in tourism campaign
The Idaho Division of Tourism is running a unique campaign to highlight the tourism opportunities found within the state. . . .
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Escapees are recaptured
Two inmates who escaped from North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI) in Cottonwood are back in custody. . . .
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Relay for Life cookbook planned
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics are preparing a cookbook as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. . . .
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Free admission to Museum on Saturday
On May 13, 2008, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude received a grant from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation of Spokane in the amount of $25,720. The grant was to replace old and unsafe exhibit cases that housed the historic military and weapons exhibit.  . . .
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Relay for Life event is July 17
The countdown is on for the 5th annual ACS Clearwater To Salmon Rivers Relay For Life event on Friday July 17 at the Grangeville High School track.   . . .
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Lustigs receive Century Farm plaque
You wouldn’t know that the family farm is supposedly disappearing if you were at the Lustig place near Cottonwood last Saturday.  Over 130 family members joined the celebration as the Lustig homestead was recognized as a “Century Farm” by the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) and the Idaho Department of Agriculture (IDA). . . .
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Cottonwood teams finish 1-2
The Little League tournament wrapped up this last week. . . .
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Winchester Rodeo is this weekend
The 15th annual Winchester Open Rodeo will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 4th & July 5th, starting at 2 p.m. each day.  Concessions and a beer garden will be available on the rodeo grounds.  Seating is limited so come early and bring your lawn chairs for best selection of spots along the fence. This is an “old fashion hang on the fence family rodeo.” . . .
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A Seattle family recently won a free 10-day vacation in Idaho. The only catch was they had to have a film crew follow them and film their entire vacation which will be used by the Idaho Division of Tourism in an Internet based ad campaign starting next Spring. Here they are being filmed as they toured Dog Bark Park last Thursday, June 25. Click on the photo for a larger view. See story at left.

Idaho County 4-H Day Camp was held on Wednesday, June 24th  at the Idaho County Fair Grounds in Cottonwood.  Over 100 4-H members participated in workshops which included Dutch Oven Cooking, Shooting Sports, Cake Decorating, Gardening, Ceramics, Scrap Booking, Beekeeping, and Woodworking & Carving. Shown are Hope McIntire, Sydney Bruner and James Lusich work on painting their pot during the “Pots & Plants” gardening workshop.

Before and after pictures of the new firearms exhibit at the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude’s. The top photo shows the old exhibit while the two lower photos show the new exhibit. To show off the new exhibits the Museum is offering a limited time free admission on Saturday, July 4. See story above left.
Ronnie Chandler, white shoes and red helmet, makes a block in the Idaho All-Star 1-A/2-A/3-A football game at Pocatello June 20.
Ronnie Chandler, left, with fellow White Pine League players Luke Seubert of Deary and Nick Garrison of Troy, with the trophy Team Idaho won for beating Team Treasure Valley 44-6. Photos by Nita Chandler.

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