Get Your Weekend’s Worth

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Don’t let the change in weather fool you, we’re still here — and we’re still playing. There’s something for just about every interest happening in town this weekend.

Catholic Bazaar Friday

An annual tradition, organized by a local church, continues this week.

The Catholic Ladies Bazaar is Friday and promises all the regular favorites with a few special twists.

Members of the St. Mary's Immaculate Catholic Church in St. Maries, including Barbara Ross, Nancy Turner, Father Jerome Montez, Judy Zook and Marsha Habberstad are preparing the annual Christmas bazaar.

Members of the St. Mary’s Immaculate Catholic Church in St. Maries, including Barbara Ross, Nancy Turner, Father Jerome Montez, Judy Zook and Marsha Habberstad are preparing the annual Christmas bazaar.

The event, open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Benedictine Hall, features a soup and salad luncheon for $5. This year’s raffle includes numerous gift certificates for local businesses, a Jack Crane Memorial Quilt by Mary Lou Andersen and various other goodies. Other offerings include a bake sale, gift shop and rummage sale.

The event is organized by women of the local parish as a fundraiser to support both church and community projects and programs.

Annual SM Library book sale Saturday

Looking for a good book at a great price?

Don’t miss the Friends of the St. Maries Library’s Annual Book Sale Saturday, Nov. 7. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Maries Public Library. For the best selection, be early.

Hundreds of books will be for sale during the Friends of the Library's Annual Book Sale at the St. Maries Public Library Nov. 7. A few special items will also be sold including a McGuffey's Reader's Set held by Linda Foxworth and historic Lifetime magazines held by Laura Allen.

Hundreds of books will be for sale during the Friends of the Library’s Annual Book Sale at the St. Maries Public Library Nov. 7. A few special items will also be sold including a McGuffey’s Reader’s Set held by Linda Foxworth and historic Lifetime magazines held by Laura Allen.

Laura Allen said the number of books that have come in for the sale as “unreal.”

“There are boxes and boxes of books,” she said. “Books are $1 for hardcover and 25¢ for paperback. You can buy a lot of books for $5.”

Ms. Allen said residents in the community make the sale possible by donating books throughout the year for the sale.

“We really want to thank the community for its support. All the money we raise from the books they donate goes back to them,” she said.

In addition to the annual book sale, they group has a number of books for sale year-round in the basement of the library.

Linda Foxworth said from the sale in the basement and the annual sale in November, the Friends net an estimated $1,500. She said the November sale has “grown tremendously” in the past few years.

A few special items will also be sold that will be priced differently. There will be several historic Lifetime magazines for sale that were printed during the era of World War II. An older reader set for children distributed by McGuffey’s will also be sold.

All money from the sale supports programs at the library and programs in the community, Mrs. Foxworth said.

With last year’s money the group was able to fund two performances from Idaho Shakespeare Theater for the Youth at the elementary and middle school, a Shakespeare workshop for high school students, Radical Rick at the summer reading program, donate to The Paperhouse school supplies program, provide two story kits to the library, purchase a work station and a set of die cuts for the library, purchase books to be given to children at various library events; sponsor a grant; and support the summer reading program, Dr. Seuss day and more.

Donations for the sale may be taken to the St. Maries Public Library during normal business hours: Monday noon to 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SM Wrestling Club Hosts Home Tournament Saturday

With all of the sports fans in town, it is not unusual for the St. Maries High School gymnasium to be filled. But this weekend it will be overflowing with athletes – joined by their spectator counterparts – as St. Maries will be the site of a North Idaho Wrestling League tournament.

Organizers expect as many as eight teams and 400 wrestlers, ages four to 14, to participate in the event. Wrestling starts at 8 a.m. with the pre bantam class, and admission is free. The St. Maries tournament is the third in a four-event series of the NIWL’s fall season.

Kody Watkins pins his opponent at a 2014 North Idaho Wrestling League tournament. Photo courtesy of Harvey Photography.

Kody Watkins pins his opponent at a 2014 North Idaho Wrestling League tournament. Photo courtesy of Harvey Photography.

“This weekend at St. Maries is the last tournament before the championships in Sandpoint,” Coach Josh Harvey said. “And that’s what we’re ultimately getting ready for.”

St. Maries traveled to Priest River Oct. 31 where 21 of the 31 wrestlers who participated earned podium finishes.

“We did great at Priest,” Coach Harvey said. “As a team, we keep getting better.”

Jaxson Moore and Rustle Brusseau earned first-place finishes in the bantam class. Joel Burris placed second, and Harley Turner and Aiden Yearout took home third place for St. Maries. Kelby Harvey and Kristoffer Brusseau each placed fourth in their weight classes, and Seth Taisey, Canon St. John and Lynden Thompson also participated in the bantam division.

Wrestlers who placed in the intermediate brackets include Brock Barta and Jaemen Harold with first-place finishes; Jack Barta, Kody Watkins, Brock Anderson and Kieson Watts earned second place; Gage Green and Trenton Riberich each brought home fourth place for St. Maries, and Landon Tweedy, Zeke Watts, Jerrett Brebner and Luke Berkshire rounded out the rest of the intermediate class.

Ethan Kolar and Roan Ford each placed third, and Scott Sotin placed fourth in the novice division.

Dylan Sotin took first place in the middle school bracket; Shaun Anderson and Gabe Thomas rounded out the middle school bracket with second- and third-place finishes, respectively.

JoJane Barta, Jace Turner and Dalton Swisher competed in the bantam class.

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