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  • Orofino’s Junior Miss will be chosen this Saturday
    Seven girls will participate in this year’s Orofino Junior Miss program to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13 at Orofino High School. Theme is “Get a Clue about Junior Miss.” Admission is $5.
     

  • Orofino Junior High’s future remains undecided
    The future of Orofino Junior High School remains undecided following a split vote during a specially called Jt. School District 171 board meeting March 9.
     

  • Weippe School Band in 1950
    In 1950, after an absence of seven years, a band was again placed among the extra curricular activities at Weippe High School.
     

  • Food Bank in Orofino March 15
    The monthly food bank will be held at the National Guard Armory, Hwy 12 on Monday, March 15.
     

  • Idaho Food Bank in Pierce March 15
    The Idaho Food Bank truck will be at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierce on Monday, March 15 from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
     

  • Anna’s spelling odyssey ends
    Anna Grimaldo’s spelling odyssey, which has taken her as far as Washington, D.C. on three different occasions, ended last Saturday when she misspelled jacamar, which is a family of birds found mostly in low altitude woodlands and forests of South and Central America.
     

  • Employees of the Week
    Ronald Drapeau wishes to nominate Ruth Walker and Amy Spence at Augies as Employees of the Week.
     

  • Ducks Unlimited Banquet is March 20
    The Clearwater Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited annual banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge.
     

  • From this Chair...
    I’ve been reminded again this past week that those of us who reside in the rural area would be wise to be insured by Northwest MedStar, a critical care flight transport service.
     

  • Life on the home front…
    I know now for certain there are angels here on Earth. I’ve always been somewhat suspicious of it, but now it’s been confirmed.
     

  • Annual MD yard sale fundraiser coming soon
    This year’s Muscular Dystrophy (MD) fundraiser is already in the works. More information will be published when things have been finalized. Watch the Clearwater Tribune for more information.
     

  • Clearwater County Republican Party Banquet March 19
    The Clearwater County Republican Central Committee will host their semi-annual Lincoln Day Banquet Friday, March 19 at the Orofino National Guard Armory.
     

  • School Board meets March 15
    The Jt. School District 171 School Board will hold their monthly meeting March 15, at 7 p.m., at Orofino High School.
     

  • HOSA group stays active in the community
    This years HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club at Orofino High School has been busy.
     

  • A Seder dinner to be held in Orofino
    A traditional Seder dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 17 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Orofino. All are welcome to attend – both Christian and Jewish communities.
     

  • Orofino Elementary music programs to be presented March 18
    The fourth and fifth graders of Orofino Elementary School will perform in their music programs on Thursday, March 18, at the elementary school gym. The fourth graders will perform at 6:15 p.m. and the fifth graders at 7 p.m.
     

  • ICARE community yard sale March 20
    This is the time of year when many folks are thinking about cleaning out some of the old things and earning a bit of money in the process.
     

  • Spring Round-Up & Idaho State Championship Elk Calling contest April 10
    The Spring Round-Up is an area communities’ fundraising event in its tenth year and you won’t want to miss it!
     

  • OHS Knowledge Bowl attends Regionals
    On Feb. 17 the Orofino Maniac Knowledge Bowl Team traveled to Moscow to the University of Idaho where they competed at the INL tournament on its twentieth anniversary. The quizmasters were thrilled to see us; it was the first time in 20 years that an Orofino team competed at Regionals.
     

  • Clearwater Human Needs Council meets March 16
    Brandi Nelsen, Social Services director at Clearwater Health Rehabilitation, will be the speaker at the next general meeting of Clearwater Human Needs Council at noon Tuesday, March 16, at the Krystal Café.
     

  • 2010 senior class raffle features hickory cabinet
    The senior parents and Class of 2010 students are working hard to raise money for the after graduation party and the gifts given out during the night.
     

  • Keeping Orofino beautiful
    John D. Barton, supervisor of the Public Works Department, reported that his crew has done an intensive clean up along Hwy. 12 recently.
     

  • Hal Joseph named top PA in the country
    Hal Joseph, PA, CDE, was recently named the top Physician Assistant in the US in the category, Service to the Underserved.
     

  • History walk through Orofino
    Lin Cannell, Bernice Pullen, and Nick Albers, representing the Clearwater Historical Museum, gave a fascinating presentation about Orofino’s early days during the March 3 Orofino Chamber of Commerce meeting.
     

  • Garth Gimmestad receives second Navy Commendation Medal
    LT Garth Gimmestad recently received his second Navy Commendation Medal for his recent service at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Naples, Italy.
     

  • Use caution when burning yard debris and using campfires
    Due to a number of fire starts in the past couple weeks, fire managers are asking the public to use caution when burning yard debris and brush piles or using campfires.
     

  • Back Country Medics medivac injured logger
    Orofino’s Back Country Medics responded to a line machine accident at a logging site at Elk on the Run, approximately four air miles northwest of Clarkia, on the afternoon of March 4 to transport an injured man.

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