Donna Talbot’s baked goods at Nina’s in Cambridge will not be open this Friday, the 16th and Saturday the 17th.  Nina will be here with her Art and Antiques as usual.  Donna will be back on the 23rd.
 
 The Lions Club Valentines Bake Sale in the Midvale Merc on February 13 was a popular stop for folks looking for goodies to give their sweethearts! Sandy says that one couple pulled up as she was leaving and bought some items from her car! The final sales total was $420! 
 
 The Upper Country Quilters that descended on Midvale and the Trailhead Guesthouse over the weekend included 21 ladies armed with sewing machines, food, and lots of laughter spent 3 days and 2 nights at the Guesthouse and visited our entire town. They came from seven different towns in Southwest Idaho and even one from California. It was a delight having them choose Midvale for their first official Quilter's retreat. They are talking about returning, possibly twice. Submitted by Elsa Freeman.
 
The Senior Center Potato Bar last Friday was a success with 67 guests being served delicious Idaho baked potatoes topped by a wide variety of condiments. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped prepare the serve the food and to those who turned out to support the Senior Center!
 
The Salubria Assisted Living Center in Cambridge… Each time we visit the center is a blessing for us, and we would encourage anyone who has a few minutes to stop in. Many of the residents are from the local area and you may already know them.
 
Midvale School… Girls’ Basketball State Tournament was scheduled for February 15-16-17 in Nampa.  No school on Presidents’ Day, February 19.  Boys BB State Play In Game on February 24 in Grangeville. Congratulations to the Lady Titans who took top place in District Play.
 
Congrats to “Idaho Aerospace Scholar,” Colt Uhlenkott, and also to Keith Farrens and Shawn McClary, Midvale School’s “Honest Students of the Month.” We’re so proud of you!   
 
Cambridge Bible Church filled up the Midvale Merc Banquet Room for their Valentines’ Banquet on Sunday.  The salad, prime rib and prawns were delicious as always, topped off by a heavenly dessert! Thanks to the kitchen crew and servers who did a super job!
Pastor Roger Hayden gave out a quantity of candy gifts to guests, pitching them expertly across the room to the recipients who met certain criteria. He ended with the obviously “set up” list of anyone who had  jumped out of an airplane, held a live rattlesnake and drove a big truck. Winner was Jack Coburn.  
Guest Speaker, Pastor Jim Harris and his wife, came up from Boise for the event and he gave a fun account about several men of the Bible and how they acquired their wives.
 
Sunday Wesche… Word was received that Sunday went home to be with her Lord and Savior last week following a battle with brain cancer. Many ladies will remember Sunday as an inspirational speaker at teas, retreats, and other events over the years. Please keep her family in your prayers.
    
Quilt Retreat… Twenty ladies from three counties met last weekend in the Midvale Hostel for a three-day sewing retreat.  They made Christmas tree skirts and stockings, several made large chicken shaped pin cushions  and worked on some of their own projects and handwork during what has been described as a “Regular sewing bee!” Many stayed at the hostel overnight.
 
Midvale Library… The old podium displaying the Second Edition Webster’s Dictionary was moved recently to the front of the library. Suzanne reports that last week Wilfred Fox came in and recognized the podium he had built “a while back” for the Veteran’s Hall. He proceeded to build a new podium for the library using wood saved from old Midvale School desks, carved a library theme into the top, delivered it to the library and returned the old podium to the VFW Hall.  Many thanks to Wilfred for sharing his skill and talents with the library!
 
Doris Jean Dale… “Rodney Dale of Moscow came Thursday, February 8, to visit and help his with his mom’s long list of things to do. The main work was to put handles on the kitchen doors. It’s really nice to have those fixed. We went to Weiser Friday to do some shopping. Byron Dale of Payette came over and had dinner with us at Pat Nauman’s Candy Store. We got to visit with Pat and his Mom Nona. She was there that day to help her son. They were fixing chocolate covered strawberries to be boxed for Valentine’s Day.
“Rodney and Mom kept busy for most of 2 ½ days! It was so nice to have him here to help get things fixed or done. We also watched the Olympics and left for home at noon on Sunday.”