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Chief Deputy Rick Miller to speak at Clearwater Human Needs meeting

Submitted by Nancy Butler

   Clearwater County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Rick Miller will be the presenter at Clearwater Human Needs Council’s (CHNC) general meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16. He will speak about the Crisis Intervention Team. The 40-hour class (put on for law enforcement) helps them better understand people with mental health issues and how to better handle these types of situations.

   At the last meeting of CHNC, Dee Crane and Elisabeth Smith explained ICARE (Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort). The group was established in March 2008, by members of the Clearwater Valley Chapter of Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association.

   ICARE helps people throughout the Clearwater Valley who are actively receiving treatment for cancer or other serious illnesses. It is funded by donations and part of the proceeds from the annual Spring Round-Up which is scheduled April 10, in Orofino.

   To date, ICARE has distributed $13,350 to benefit 30 families in the communities of Orofino, Pierce, Kamiah, Kooskia, Weippe, Deary, Ferdinand, Harpster and Peck. Recipients must fill out a form and the ICARE team makes a decision about the request, usually within two weeks. Medical treatment is verified.

   ICARE is sponsoring a new fundraising event, the Wacky-Tacky Tea Party Saturday, Feb. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. Dress up in a “wacky-tacky” outfit or costume and join the fun at the Krystal Café. Enjoy the silliness, tea, chocolates and wine knowing it will help neighbors and friends in need.

   They will also hold a Community Yard Sale March 20, at the National Guard Armory on U.S. Highway 12. Vendor spaces are still available.  To reserve space, or for more information about ICARE, contact Crane at 476-5971 or Smith at 476-7148.

   For further information about CHNC, email: info@clearwaterhumanneeds.com.

Pictured: At the last meeting of CHNC, Elisabeth Smith and Dee Crane (l to r) explained ICARE (Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort) at the Clearwater Human Needs Council. The group was established in March 2008, by members of the Clearwater Valley Chapter of Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association.