It’s your business: Watson is 30 years old at Syringa Hospital | news

Don’t forget to get your flu shot this year. Not only are there options at St. Mary’s and Syringa hospitals and clinics, but Irwin Drug also offers vaccinations Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Congratulations to the new owners of Red River Hot Springs, John and Tawnia Hale.

Thanks to P1FCU for the recent donation of water bottles to Grangeville Elementary Middle School!



GEMS teachers use water bottles donated by P1FCU.



A number of Syringa Hospital employees recently celebrated work milestones. At the top is Betty Watson, CFO who has been with Syringa for 30 years! Impressive! From personal experience Betty is great to work with and she really knows the financial end of things. Congratulations, Betty. Others celebrating milestones are Janice Grumley and Katy Eimers at age 20; Elizabeth Martinez and Leslie Thomas, each age 15; Erin Blinn, Dr. Danny Griffis, Jessica Long, Melissa Holman, Kari Wettler, Debra Morrison, and Sue Little; and five-year-olds like Amber Schamdeka, Jennifer McCulloh, Margrettta Fortin, Lisa Seaman, Melissa Scott, Jessica Gerten, Jamie Johnson, Cameron Hair, Tess Dreyer, Maja Ledgerwood, Alissa Bentley and Kristi Brooks.

Troubling news for all of the peeps lovers out there. There won’t be any marshmallow candy made for this Halloween, Christmas, or even Valentine’s Day 2021. Just Born, the company that makes peeps, has decided to focus on goodies for Easter 2021 and skip the other holidays. Before the pandemic, around 5.5 million peeps were produced every day. The break in production also applies to seasonal varieties of Mike and Ike’s hot tamales and fruit candy, as reported recently in a CNN article. The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania company temporarily halted production in April to protect the health and safety of its employees. Another victim of COVID-19!

The Stars Dance Academy in Grangeville is holding a fundraiser for their Starfire Dance Company. “Coco” will be shown on Saturday, October 17th at 1pm at the Blue Fox Theater. Dancers provide entertainment before the show. The proceeds will be used for costume and competition fees.

The free press was sad last week when we lost one of our own. Mary Ann Solberg died on October 3rd at her home here in Grangeville. Mary Ann was one of the first people I met while working for the Free Press / Shopper in 1995 when I first started here. She was always classy, ​​funny and down to earth. Since retiring and for the last several years, I’ve enjoyed every conversation with Mary Ann, who kept asking about our girls and was really interested in what they were doing. My husband had the opportunity to meet her and visit her in different ways than he had worked for her over the years. She always went to him for her home improvement projects. We and all members of the Free Press will miss Mary Ann. Our thoughts and prayers go to Don, Andrea, Nels, Nicole and Sam as well as to the entire Solberg family.

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