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Get off your butt this weekend Print E-mail

Kamiah HOSA Color Blast Run

     The Kamiah High School HOSA Organization is supporting our local ICARE once again. Under the leadership of President Shayla Bovey, the organization will be hosting “A Day of Being Healthy” by having a HOSA Color Blast Event.

     On Saturday, April 18 everyone is invited to get up away from your computer or TV and come walk, run, dance and just have fun. This event is approximately a 5k color run through Kamiah. There is a $20 entry fee for adults, a $10 entry fee for K-8th grade and non-school age children are free.

     Participants will receive a T-shirt and other “goodies” as part of their entry fee. April 18 sign-in will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the elementary multi-purpose room, and start time will be at 1 p.m. The course is not a hard one so it will be easy for anyone to participate. Once finished there will be food, music, and lots of fun things. Come and support both the Kamiah High School HOSA and ICARE, Inc. 

Toy drive Print E-mail

Stuffed toy, blanket drive

     Kamiah Community Partners Coalition (KCPC) and the Nez Perce Tribal Police are partnering for a stuffed toy and blanket drive. Donations of new or gently used stuffed animals and/or blankets can be dropped off at the KCPC office, 613 4th St., Kamiah from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. You can also drop off donations at Kamiah Middle School or Kamiah Elementary School until May 15.

     For more information, contact the KCPC office at 935-7647.

Dumpster available for spring cleaning Print E-mail

Spring cleaning month at Kamiah

     The City of Kamiah has designated the month of April as Spring Cleaning Month. Simmons Sanitation will again provide a dumpster for free dumping on April 18-20 at S. Hill 1100 block (the parking lot by the football/track bleachers). Please do not put hazardous material, oil, or paint in the bin.

     The city thanks each resident and civic group who participate in keeping the town clean and maintained. For more information contact Kamiah City Hall at 935-2672.

Obituary policy Print E-mail
Obituary policy: There will be a $50 flat fee for obituaries up to 500 words. For each additional 50 words beyond the 500 word limit, an additional $5 will be charged. The flat fee includes one picture. Additional pictures are $5 each. Larger two-column pictures are $20. There is no charge for service/death notices.
Obituaries, Death Notices in the April 16, 2015 issue Print E-mail

Mary Elizabeth Thornton, 80

     Mary Elizabeth Thornton left this world and entered eternity with her Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Her death resulted from complications after a recent fall.

     Mary was born on Dec. 27, 1934 in El Cajon Calif. She was the youngest daughter of Loyd and Edna Bowman. In 1950 she met Harold in San Diego and they were married soon after.

     Early in their marriage, Harold brought Mary to Pierce Idaho. At that time, Mary was a city girl and was not impressed with the little mountain town, so they returned to El Cajon. They stayed there for many years and raised three children: Terry, Judy and Leon.

     Harold’s work took them to Heber City Utah in 1974 (one step closer to Idaho). Then in 1976 they made their final move to Kamiah. This was home, and their place on the hill was always open and inviting. Mary loved having company and you could count on a hug, a great meal and of course playing a game of cards. She loved all kinds of card games and taught all her grandkids how to play. Rarely losing a game, we often wondered if there was something a little shady going on but deep down we knew she wouldn’t really cheat. Would she?

     Mom had always been social but when she moved to her apartment at Burkhart she really blossomed. She volunteered with the Chamber of Commerce and senior center, played cards and dominos several times each week, visited with her neighbors on a regular basis and belonged to two Red Hat groups. All those activities kept her active and lively right up to the day of her fall.

     Mary is survived by her three children, Terry (husband Andy) Rybicki, Judy Arnzen, Leon Thornton; eight grandchildren, Joseph, Renee, Krista, Tracee, Brett, Jeffrey, Jesse, James; three bonus grandchildren, Travis, Charity, David; 13 great-grandchildren and four bonus great-grandchildren.

     Mary was preceded in death by her husband Harold, parents Loyd and Edna, sisters Mae, Rosey, and Dorothy.

     A memorial service will be held at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino on Friday, April 17 at 2 p.m. There will be a potluck reception and celebration of life following the service at the Senior Center in Kamiah.


Judy Danner, 57

     Judy Danner, 57, of Kamiah passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at her Kamiah home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia.

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