Midvale Mercantile is having a drawing for a free 20 lb. Thanksgiving turkey. Adult customers may enter with purchase. Drawing will be on Sunday, Nov 18th. 
The Upper Country Singers will present their annual Christmas concert Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cambridge Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.  This year's theme is "Ah, Sweet Christmas!" and will also feature a children's choir and other local talent.
Midvale School Notes... The Girls basketball team will play Notus on Nov. 20 in Midvale at 6:00 pm.  Thanksgiving break begins on Nov. 21.
The family of Evelyn Evans invites their friends to join them in potluck after her service which will be Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Midvale Baptist Church.  The potluck will be in Tin Pan Alley (center of the Merc building).
Toni Schwartz’s funeral service was on Nov. 10, followed by a well-attended dinner that filled the Midvale Veterans’ Hall; a fitting memorial for a great lady and an opportunity to visit with her family.
Jamie Rebman and Manna will be hosting “Wine and Design Night” on Friday, Nov 16, at 6:00 p.m. in Tin Pan Alley. “Ladies, join us to make ‘no sew,’ quilted Christmas ornaments. You will go home with two of these beautiful ornaments.  Cost is $20, RSVP to Jamie Rebman 208-550-4059 is required.”
From Manna
We will be serving dinner for both our crafty ladies and public alike this Friday, Nov 16. The menu will be “breakfast for dinner” fresh toast casserole with sausage apple syrup and ham and cheese quiche bake,  that’s loaded stuffed scrambled eggs for all the guys that think quiche can’t be manly. 
Dinner will be served from 5-7. (P.S. Jack and I really enjoyed the Manna dinner, and visits with many last Friday and we highly recommend this to everyone! You have the choice of eating there or taking the meal home with you. 
Midvale Community Harvest Dinner will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 18, in the Midvale School Multi-purpose Room. It will be sponsored by the four Midvale churches; Baptist Community Church, Angel Cowboy Church, Church of Christ and Bible Missionary Church. Also, a reminder from Bobbie Marvin that they will set up the room on Friday, Nov. 16 at 1:00 pm and are asking for some “strong folks” to please come help! The churches will provide the meat for dinner and ask for others attending to bring salads, desserts, etc.
Veterans Day/Harvest Dinner was held in the Cambridge Bible Church on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 and a good time was had by all! The church furnished the meat and everyone else brought yummy salads, desserts, etc.  The scheduled speaker was unable to attend, so each church deacon spoke on what he was thankful for, and filled in wonderfully with historical facts about Veterans’ Day.   Pastor Roger Hayden, who is a Viet Nam combat veteran, showed a military film and gave a critique of the pictures. The ladies ensemble sang popular old songs from WWI. Such as “Over there, over there, send the word over there, that the Yanks are coming, etc.”
In a side note, Jack and Elsie, Melissa, Wyatt and Zachary Stiff were joined at their table by Brandi and Wade Bonner. During our conversation, Brandi shared that she had told Dean Jessup how she and her sister, as young girls, would wave whenever they saw him ride by their house on his motor cycle while he was irrigating.  Dean’s response; “Was such a thrill to see those two little girls waving at me.”