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The Valley of Plenty Quilters club have emerged from a year of COVID restrictions picking up where they have been for years — helping to boost the efforts of others with their sewing and philanthropic endeavors.

The wait is almost over! The Emmett Farmers Market will be opening just three weeks from today on Wednesday, June 2 at 3 pm with Josephine Spicer as our opening day entertainer!

Meadow View Senior Living recently hosted a “Popsicles in the Park” event featuring their house choir — The Meadowlarks. Made up of Meadow View residents, the Meadowlarks practice every week for special events like this.

The 38th annual Squaw Butte Music Festival was held on April 10 here in Emmett, with approximately 60 students participating in the festival. All area piano teachers are invited to enter their students in the festival, and this year the following teachers had participants: Barbara Weissenbuh…

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Wrapped in bright pink, “Stella” is ready to hit the road. Stella is the name given to Saint Alphonsus’s newest mobile mammography unit. The 40-foot long bus contains the latest in 3D mammography technology and started serving patients throughout Idaho and Eastern Oregon in early March.

The library at Butte View elementary was converted into space for the Emmett School District administration and staff several years ago. Now that the school is being returned in part to an elementary school, the library is going to have to be replenished. It got a jump start last week.

The Emmett Women’s Choir, “the giving choir”, is back after a year’s hiatus. They will be holding a benefit concert, “A Musical Spring”, on Tuesday evening, May 4, 7 p.m. in the Emmett High School atrium. Be entertained by choral and solo singing and enjoy refreshments provided by choir memb…

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There is a television commercial that is using the tag line: “It’s Your Health” to promote a product with claims to improve well being. There are plenty of accurate sources of information to get healthy and to stay healthy; but in the end, it is each individual’s choice. Covid 19 has been a …

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National Volunteer Week was established by Presidential Proclamation in 1974 as a time to thank volunteers who “keep organizations running, communities safe, and provide services that otherwise would not exist” (source: http://nationaldaycalendar.com). Celebrated annually during the third we…

The wait is almost over! The Emmett Farmers Market will be opening just three weeks from today on Wednesday, June 2 at 3 pm with Josephine Spicer as our opening day entertainer!

Meadow View Senior Living recently hosted a “Popsicles in the Park” event featuring their house choir — The Meadowlarks. Made up of Meadow View residents, the Meadowlarks practice every week for special events like this.

The 38th annual Squaw Butte Music Festival was held on April 10 here in Emmett, with approximately 60 students participating in the festival. All area piano teachers are invited to enter their students in the festival, and this year the following teachers had participants: Barbara Weissenbuh…

Wrapped in bright pink, “Stella” is ready to hit the road. Stella is the name given to Saint Alphonsus’s newest mobile mammography unit. The 40-foot long bus contains the latest in 3D mammography technology and started serving patients throughout Idaho and Eastern Oregon in early March.

The library at Butte View elementary was converted into space for the Emmett School District administration and staff several years ago. Now that the school is being returned in part to an elementary school, the library is going to have to be replenished. It got a jump start last week.

Add a burst of color to the start of the garden season with spring flowering shrubs. Small or large, these beauties add color, support pollinators, and help attract birds to the landscape.

The Emmett Women’s Choir, “the giving choir”, is back after a year’s hiatus. They will be holding a benefit concert, “A Musical Spring”, on Tuesday evening, May 4, 7 p.m. in the Emmett High School atrium. Be entertained by choral and solo singing and enjoy refreshments provided by choir memb…

There is a television commercial that is using the tag line: “It’s Your Health” to promote a product with claims to improve well being. There are plenty of accurate sources of information to get healthy and to stay healthy; but in the end, it is each individual’s choice. Covid 19 has been a …

The National Prescription Drug Take Back event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 at the Emmett Police Department 501 E. Main St.

National Volunteer Week was established by Presidential Proclamation in 1974 as a time to thank volunteers who “keep organizations running, communities safe, and provide services that otherwise would not exist” (source: http://nationaldaycalendar.com). Celebrated annually during the third we…

This is National Volunteer Week. In Gem County, every week is volunteer week. Hundreds of individuals donate their time and talents to support the services of multiple organizations and agencies, but mostly to provide something to someone else.

Add a cool refreshing twist to your meals, beverages, appetizers, and snacks with cucumbers. These popular vegetables are grown worldwide, adding anti-inflammatory vitamin K, vitamins C, B-5 and more to your meals. Take it a step further by using your own fresh-from-the-garden cucumbers.

When you enter a grocery store with your grocery list and food budget plan, or, you run in just to pick up a few things; you face the Grocery Store Maze, an intentional design that makes your plan more difficult. Extensive research has been put into a goal of encouraging you to spend more ti…

The Squaw Butte Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Idaho will be hosting a free to the public clinic on Saturday, April 24 to help campers desiring to take their stock animals on the road with them.

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Lillie Payne, owner-operator of Tom’s Cabin, is the most generous contributor to the two veterans’ organizations in Gem County. She does it primarily through her annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring traditional corned beef and cabbage with cake for dessert. This year happened to be…

Reinke Manufacturing, a global leader in irrigation systems and technology, has recognized Valley Pump & Equipment in Emmett with a Bronze Pride award in recognition of their success last year.

The Idaho Manufactured Housing Association recently honored Emmett resident, Doug Strunk, for his dedication to the manufactured housing industry for the past 38 years. He was awarded a plaque and a recognized as a lifetime member.

This has been a non-traditional year so a non-traditional egg hunt is coming to the Emmett City Park this Saturday. Traditionally an egg hunt would mean scrambling through City Park to find what clumps of grass or twig branches in trees might be hiding a valuable treat. Treats are going to e…

Our Gem County Sheriffs Posse Search and Rescue Team is excited to finally announce our Raffle Winners. For our #1st prize winner of the Mossberg .270 with a 3x9 Tasco Scope, sling and safety lock was Dale Mock. Dale decided to re-donate this rifle back to our Sheriffs Posse towards another …

Michelle Daisson of Emmett was the big winner in the Gem Community Business Expo Bingo Bucks drawing held following the 10th annual event at Emmett High School on March 13. Daisson’s name was drawn from nearly 150 contestants who completed a Bingo Card provided by the Messenger Index at the …

When Loretta Lewis took a part-time youth services job at the Emmett Library in the summer of 1981 she had no idea that she had found her career and her home. This Friday, March 26, she is stepping back from her full time position after over 37 years of service to the library and the community.

If you have ever had your sense of taste disrupted due to medication, medical treatment, or age; you can somewhat relate to the more severe symptom of anosmia; experienced by those who have a loss or partial loss of their ability to taste and smell due to Covid 19.

Gem County Senior and Community Center is proud to announce our new Senior Fit Club, A free exercise class taught by Tanya Hinchman with Meadowview Assisted Living. Tanya has 25 years experience in group exercises.

Think you might need a break from Spring Break? The Americorp 4-H Youth Development Program is offering just that break with a three-day plant science day camp, March 23-25.

At the March 9 Emmett City Council meeting, Emmett Mayor Gordon Petrie issued a proclamation that Friday, March 19, 2021 “shall be known throughout the corporate limits of the Great City of Emmett as Bruce Evans’ Day.”

The Rotary Club of Emmett is excited to announce that the Flamingos have been spotted and will soon be landing in Emmett! Their return marks the start of our quest to hold our Annual Youth Benefit Dinner and Auction on September 18, 2021 at the Gem/Boise County Fairgrounds. The event will be…

The Gem Soil and Water Conservation District is focused on a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water, and other natural resources. Last week the conservation district which serves southern Gem County, made a contribution to that mission as well as an enhancement to a…

This year’s National Nutrition Month® theme “Personalize Your Plate” focuses on the fact that when it comes to food preferences, no two people are exactly alike. Differing food preferences means that eating healthfully is not a one-size-fits all endeavor. The key to a personalized plate is t…

Students at Emmett High have been working on science projects since September and last week their efforts were rewarded with the announcements of the winners of the 2021 EHS Science Fair Competition. Winners advance toward the Idaho State competition.

Local men and women accepted a special invitation to participate in a new awareness campaign that the district is calling Principal for the Day.

A little snow flurry won’t stop a Cub Scout. It certainly didn’t keep Cub Scout Webelows 2 Den of Pack 323 from completing a Community Service Project at the Gem County Fairgrounds on February 13.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and every year over 147,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease. The good news is that colorectal cancer is highly preventable …

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