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Holiday lightings, parades top weekend activities


     The Kamiah Volunteer Fire Department and the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the annual Christmas Light Parade Friday, Dec. 2. Anyone may enter a lighted float, big or small. Information and entry forms are available at the Kamiah Chamber Welcome Center or at www.kamiahchamber.com on the Event Calendar page.

     Due to road work being done in Kamiah, the parade line-up will be on Idaho Street near the Catholic Church and City Pool beginning at 5:30 p.m.

     A Children's Flashlight Serpentine Parade will precede the Light Parade. Children should dress warmly and bring their own flashlight. Parents are welcome to walk with the children. The children's parade will line up at the American Legion Hall beginning at 5:45 p.m. Both parades will begin at 6 p.m. and prizes will be awarded for the best lighted floats.

     Following the parade, Santa will be on hand at the Chamber Welcome Center to visit with children.

     The Kamiah Elementary PTO will be selling treats, chili and hot drinks at the Chamber Welcome Center throughout the evening. There will also be face painting available at the Welcome Center. P1FCU will have a booth in front of the Emergency Services Building beginning at 5:30 p.m. They invite children of all ages, including adults, to try their Giant Connect 4 game and they will have fun prizes for visiting their booth.



     The Stites tree lighting ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. next to city hall. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the Stites Baptist Church, located at 106 Main Street.

     For more information call Joetta at 926-4426.



     The Kooskia Rebekahs, along with the Valley Bible Church, will hold their annual Jingle Bell Parade and lighting of the Christmas tree on Saturday, Dec. 3. The festivities will start at 2 p.m. at the Rebekah Lodge Hall, located on North Main Street and B Avenue.

     There will be games, crafts, and stories. At approximately 3:30 p.m., those in the parade will begin to line up and receive their bells. Children in the parade will be given deer antlers. Organizers urge community members and businesses to put an entry into the parade. Lighted entries are encouraged.

     Those walking in the parade will walk to the tree on A Avenue, motorized entries will go up to 1st Street and turn around and come back to the tree. The Clearwater Valley High School choir will be singing and leading the parade.

     Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive on the fire truck. After the tree is lit, community members will go back to the Rebekah Hall were Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for children to tell what they would like for Christmas and pictures will be taken by Rachel Andrews.

Police news Print E-mail

Kooskia woman arrested for DUI

     A person who claimed to be an off-duty City of Nampa Police officer reported a suspected drunk driver on the evening of Nov. 22 at Kooskia. Idaho County Dep. Craig Hoodman responded and made contact with driver Lynette Prewitt, who had just purchased some beer.

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Fun for all at Kooskia Print E-mail

Kooskia Community Party

     The annual Kooskia Community Party will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1-3 p.m. The party will be held at the Kooskia Community Hall.

     Refreshments will be available, including hot dogs and snacks. Drawings for kids and adults will be held every 15 minutes. Prizes include gift certificates for groceries and fuel, games, and toys. The main drawings will be held at 3 p.m. and prizes include bicycles, a tricycle, princess house, kid’s chainsaw and weed whip, and iPod.

     Games at the event will include a bounce house, ring toss, fish pond, basketball shoot, golf and more.

     The event is free to attend and fun for everyone. The party is sponsored by Gateway Christian Fellowship.

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     Is your organization planning a special dinner for community members in the near future? Is your youth group performing a play or concert this Christmas season? Does your church have a special service planned for the holidays? If yes, we want to hear about it.

     The Clearwater Progress is looking for news about harvest dinners, community parties, food drives, sharing trees, musical performances, Christmas Eve services, and more. If it’s happening between now and the end of the year, we want to hear about it and help you spread the news to your friends and neighbors.

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