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Cancer never sleeps Print E-mail

Aloha Relay for Life this weekend

     Grab your grass skirts and floral leis and head to the Kamiah High School track this Friday as the Clearwater to Salmon Rivers Relay for Life presents, the "Aloha."

     "Join in an evening of fun and remembrance as we honor cancer survivors and walk in memory of those we've lost," stated organizers of the event. The event begins with a Survivor's Reception and opening ceremonies on Friday, July 18. It's the beginning of a great night that will include guest speakers, games, food, live auction and music. The fun continues through the night and concludes Saturday morning with the presentation of awards and trophies at 9:30 a.m.

     "It's an all night party with food, games and music provided by KIYE Radio. There will be 13 teams walking through the night and we ask all of you to join us," stated a press release.

     A Survivor's Reception will be held from 6-7 p.m. The American Cancer Society is celebrating their 101st birthday this year and organizers want 101 survivors to join in the fun.

     The Opening Ceremony and honoring of cancer survivors begins at 7 p.m.

     The live auction begins at 9 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

     Auction items include Adirondack table with two chairs, vacuum cleaner, barbecue grill and gift basket, cooler of picnic supplies, computer desk, glass top coffee table, two tickets to the Sara Evans concert on Aug. 16 and many more great items.

     Following the auction, take part in the Luminaria ceremony, play games, and listen to music and other entertainment.

     Need a haircut? At midnight organizers will be taking ponytail donations to benefit the Beautiful Lengths program. The American Cancer Society funds this program to make wigs for cancer patients. There will be hair stylists there to cut the ponytails. Donation requirements include at least eight inches of hair free of dye or chemicals, washed and dried with no more than 5% gray. Bring a smile to a cancer patient's face by donating to the Beautiful Lengths program.

     For information call Joann at 935-2575, Carolyn at (208) 983-6392 or Tami at (208) 983-6505. "Cancer never sleeps and neither will we!"

     The following is the schedule for the event.

Friday, July 18

8 a.m. – Set up crew on-site

10 a.m. – NICI crew arrives

Noon-4 p.m. – Teams arrive and set up camp; accounting and registration open

6-7 p.m. - Survivors reception

7 p.m. - Opening ceremony, opening prayer, introductions, guest speaker, introduction of survivors, presentation of colors, survivors victory lap, introduction of caregivers and caregiver lap with survivors, parade of teams (relay begins)

7-10 p.m. – Accounting open

9 p.m. – Live auction

11 p.m. – Luminaria Ceremony

Midnight – Off with the ponytails

Midnight – Desserts

1 a.m. – Mr. Relay

2 a.m.–sunrise – Games and entertainment

Saturday, July 19

7-9 a.m. – Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – Awards and trophies

Man survives wreck Print E-mail

Forty-six-year-old Kooskia man survives rollover accident

     The Clearwater County Sheriff's office was called to the scene July 12 when a Kooskia man apparently ran off the road near milepost 9 on the Lower Ford's Creek Road.

     Life Flight was dispatched and Billy Finnan, found by the Deputies to have been ejected from his 2004 Ford pickup, was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center with undetermined injuries.

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Motorcycle fatalities Print E-mail

Region hit with rash of motorcycle wrecks

     Driving a motorcycle has been particularly hazardous this past week as three crashes have been reported resulting in two fatalities.

     On July 11, at approximately 6:30 p.m., deputies from the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office responded near the intersection of Pinecone Park Lane and Grangemont Road for a motorcycle accident.

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Warbirds descend on Grangeville Print E-mail
Written by Janene Engle, The Clearwater Progress   

7-17-14-warbirds-2Warbird Weekend a big success

     The 3rd annual Warbird Weekend in Grangeville was a huge success with 2,000-2,500 in attendance and 18 planes that participated.

     Each year the event grows and more airplanes with enthusiastic pilots take to the air with authentic war planes.

     Ron Morrell, a former fighter pilot himself, flew his T-28 to the show this year accompanied by his lovely wife Anne Coatney. The plane is owned and operated by the couple who enjoy these events and being able to talk to all the folks about the history of the different planes.

Ron Morrell, a former fighter pilot, (left) stands next to his T-28 with wife Anne Coatney (right), and friend Bob Fougherty, "adopted crew chief" for the weekend. (center). Janene Engle/Progress

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