Happy October to One and All! We are all enjoying these lovely fall days but are braced for winter.  Like many of us, Glenda Castleberry has cleared out their garden. But unlike some of us, she and Dan painted their house last week! 

Bonnie Evans has graciously agreed to do this column for Elsie next week. If you have news items, please call her next Monday at 208-355-2338. 

Midvale Lions Health Fair  will be held on Saturday, October 28 in the Midvale School. Look for details elsewhere in this paper.  

 Colt Uhlenkott gets a big Thank You from the Midvale Baptist Sunday School where he bravely and victoriously performed 170 push-ups.  Everyone in class was offered a doughnut, free to them as long as Colt paid for each one with five push-ups.  These were paid for whether the person wanted one or not.  They could not help him nor could they do their own in his place.  By the end of the class there were many wet eyes and overwhelming love and admiration for his sacrifice for each one of us.  This object lesson points to our Savior’s sacrifice for each one of us, whether we choose to accept it or not, and our heavenly reward that has been paid-in-full by Jesus.  Thank you Colt.
 
Pauli Lewman and friends will be exercising every Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall at Midvale Community Baptist Church.  The DVD we will start with is from FirstPlace4Health and is the Strength and Flexibility workout which lasts about 35 min. It has four exertion levels which range from chair-exercises to advanced and everything in-between.  Join us for the fun and fitness, just bring yourself and a towel or mat for floor exercises!
 
Midvale School…  Oct. 6…Volleyball at Council at 4:30 and  football at Council at 7:00 pm; Sat. Oct. 7, Jr. High football and volleyball tournament at Council, 1:30 pm; Tues. Oct. 12, high school volleyball versus Garden Valley in Midvale at 6:00 pm; Oct. 12 also the end of the first quarter; Fri. Oct. 13,football at Salmon River 7:00 pm;  Oct. 14-17, District Volleyball at McCall-Donnely, time to be announced.
 
October 20, Volleyball versus Cascade in Cambridge 7:00 pm.; Also Oct. 20... Parent-Teacher Conferences; Oct. 21...State Play-in Games in Grangeville (if necessary); Oct. 27-28 volleyball in Lewiston; Oct. 28...football versus Garden Valley at 6:00 in Cambridge. 
 
 
Ladies Retreat last weekend was organized by Kris Jaeger of Cambridge  and attended by 20 ladies, including Glenda Castleberry, Virginia Seid and Elsie Coburn from Midvale. All were blessed by messages from Linda Nelson from Camp Cocolalla on the theme "The Redeemed Woman Throughout the Bible." The weather was nearly perfect, with only a few raindrops mixed with a touch of snowflakes. During the break Saturday afternoon, the ladies drove to Donnelly and did some shopping yard sale for some yummy veggies and other items. Glenda and Virginia purchased a bag of bottle caps to take to Arizona this winter for some ladies to make into lovely trivets. 
 
So sorry the column is short this week! Be sure to give your stories to Bonnie next week!