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Soup, bowl swap highlight arts event

With the nip of fall in the air, members of the Challis Arts Council have scheduled their soup and song event, with a different twist this year.

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Harvest time

Helen Winegarner shows a carrot to students in Jennifer Zollinger’s second-grade class. The students harvested the pumpkins they planted last spring in the Challis Community Garden. With cooler temperatures and frost coming on, Winegarner and husband Steve Axon gave the students some useful autumnal gardening tips — cover crops that are not ready to harvest with row-crop or other fabric supported by hoops and place water jugs next to plants so that solar heat absorbed by the water during the day can keep plants warm on cold nights. Gardeners will sell their produce at the final Challis Community Farmers Market at the city park pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 7. Todd Adams photo

Helen Winegarner shows a carrot to students in Jennifer Zollinger’s second-grade class. The students harvested the pumpkins they planted last spring in the Challis Community Garden.

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Readers share eclipse images

Tricia O’Connor took this image of Buddha, the dog, and friend Donald watching the eclipse 6 miles up the East Fork of the Salmon River near Joe Jump Basin. They were part of a gathering of O’Connor’s friends and family from across the country — Indiana, Arizona, California, Montana and Colorado. “Shows the power of the eclipse,” she wrote. “People traveling hundreds and thousands of miles to enjoy the view from Custer County! I figured everyone loves a dog photo.”

Challis Messenger readers were asked to submit photos they took of the eclipse in Custer County, and we received some excellent images from residents, visitors and relatives of readers, a

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Craters plans fall activities

The arrival of cooler weather and fall doesn’t hamper activities at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, park officials said.

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Closures continue on Idaho 75

Wet weather slowed construction on the Ketchum-Challis highway project last week.

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Stanley Taekwondo student competes

Grady Klingler holds his Idaho TKD Training Center Tournament medal

Stanley Taekwondo student Grady Klingler traveled to Boise Sept. 16 for the Idaho Taekwondo Training Center Tournament, along with instructor Pat Russell and assistant instructor Ben Forsgren.

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Scholarship opportunity open for seniors

High school seniors who are interested in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program have until Oct. 25 to apply to the Idaho Department of Education.

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Auction and dinner to help senior center

People can help keep the Challis Senior Center operating by attending the Saturday, Sept. 30, dinner, auction and dance.

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Sep
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Hospital purchases new equipment

Bob Perry, chairman of the Steele Memorial Foundation, presents a check for $38,357 to Mark Oliverson, Steele Memorial Medical Center board vice chairman. From left are Oliverson, Jeanie Gentry, hospital CEO, Perry, Robert Stoddard, Jean Anders, Don Jakovac, Karla Mulkey, Bill Allen and Sally Edwards. Photo courtesy Steele Memorial Medical Center

The annual giving campaign of the Steele Memorial Foundation supported the purchase of several new pieces of equipment for use at Steele Memorial Medical Center.

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Mackay FFA cleans up highway

FFA members posed for a photo after finishing a roadside cleanup on Sept. 12.

Members of the Mackay FFA cleaned along Idaho Highway 93 on Sept. 12.

The highway clean-up project has been a Mackay FFA tradition since 2009.

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