Autumn was scheduled to start on Friday, but it arrived in the Upper Country on Monday with cooler temperatures and even some rain! But we doubt that anyone is mourning the loss of those over-100-degree-days!
 
Midvale School…Friday Sept. 22, football vs Rimrock at Cambridge 7:00 pm, Homecoming;  Sat. September 23, Volleyball Tri Match featuring Tri-Valley, Meadows Valley and Salmon River at Meadows.
 
School Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 25, 7:00 pm in the Conference Room.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 26… Volleyball at Garden Valley 6:00 pm; Thurs, Sept. 28…Volleyball versus Meadows Valley in Midvale at 6:00 pm; Sept. 28.. Jr. High football  and volleyball vs New Meadows in Cambridge at 4:30;  Sept. 29… volleyball in Horseshoe Bend at 4:30 followed by football game at 7:00;  October 3…Volleyball at Cascade at 6:00 pm; Oct. 6…Volleyball at Council at 4:30 and  football at Council at 7:00 pm.
 
Midvale Library… Story Hour will be held this Thursday at 5:00 pm. Story Hour Lady Kathie Gladhart will share about “Storming the Castle” and has planned snacks, games and of course books to read! 
 
 Librarian Heather Dixon reports that an Ozobots Class will be taught on Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00 pm by teenager Rose Higgins. Rose will teach you how to make your own playground for an Ozobot, one of the robots introduced at the library this summer.   It is a small, smart, precision toy robot. The presentation is geared towards children but adults are welcome to come too.
 
DeKnikkers… Thanks to Marie for sharing this story. “Enjoying the jet boat trip through Hells Canyon on Sept. 13 and 14 were Marie and Albert DeKnikker and their guests, Son, Charles DeKnikker, Sparks, NV, Charles  Jr. his wife Sarah and 10month old son Adriaan  Fernley NV. and Larry and Judy Frank, Cambridge. The trip was very educational and they learned about Idaho history. They spent the night at Lewiston, as part of the tour package.  Judy took a four generation picture of the DeKnikkers while on the trip! They ended the trip by getting souvenirs and also were treated to supper at Gateway by the Franks. Five other people took the trip, so new friends were made. One fellow was from Georgia and worried about his family. One couple was from Portland, Oregon and the last couple was from Nampa, which turned out to be a surprise for Larry and Randy as they had worked together years before and hadn't seen each other since retirement some years ago!”
 
Dean and Ethel Jessup… had glad occasion to attend the Idaho Army National Guard Commissioning Ceremony where Joshua M. Jessup, son of Curt and Elaine Jessup of Middleton, Idaho, received II Lieutenant bars. Among the special honors he received was Highest Academic Score in the graduating class.
 
Joshua works for the Construction Facilities Management Office on Gowen Field as an Engineering Technician, is branching engineer and will be a Platoon Leader.   
 
Joshua’s wife Maria and three children, Joshua Jr., Antonio and Marianna, watched proudly as he received his first salute from an “enlisted soldier,” his own mother, Elaine Jessup, PFC Army, retired. Along with many other proud grandparents in our Middle Valley community, we thank the Lord for His blessing on the good efforts of each of their own grandchildren. As a godly pastor once proclaimed; “The reason they’re called grandchildren is because they are just grand!”
 
Leave ‘em Laughing!  Thanks go to Suzanne Ash for sharing another fun “Lexi-ism. “Lexi was watching me carve a turkey and asked if she could have the wishbone. When I gave it to her, she brought it to her brother and said, ‘Here, you hold this side, I will hold the other end and we try to break it. Whoever breaks the biggest part and makes a wish, Santa Clause will come down out of the sky and bring them a present.”