MAY 13, 2010

Two candidates file for library trustee position

   The Clearwater County Free Library District will be holding an election for office of Trustee on Tuesday, May 25. The Board of Trustees consists of five members, each serving a term of five years. Two candidates have filed for one vacancy, Teri Ploharz-Bolling and Donald R. Jenni.

   The Clearwater County Free Library District oversees the operations of the Weippe Public Library and sub-contracts to the Clearwater Memorial Library to provide library services to Orofino and the surrounding communities. Polling places for the election will be the Weippe Public Library and the Annex Building at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library. Polls will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. When you are out voting for the primary election, please remember to stop by the libraries and vote.

Donald R. Jenni

   Donald R. Jenni:  I have been a resident of Clearwater County since 1965 with a short period of time in the late 90ís until 2008 when I lived out of state. I have a Bachelorís Degree in Forestry with a minor in Range and Wildlife Management from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. I retired from the United State Forest Service here in Orofino in 1984.

   I am married to the former Cathy Lynn Ocheltree and together we enjoy traveling, collecting James Willard Schultz books, and baseball season with our grandsons. We both are happy to be retired in Orofino and Clearwater County.

   I have been an avid reader most of my life and I feel strongly that libraries are an essential component to the social fabric of our county. Our libraries here in Clearwater County contain not only books, audio and video materials, and access to the internet, but the librarians who help to guide and educate visitors on how to find information, whether it be in book or digital form.

   If elected to the Clearwater County Free Library District, I will do my best to help oversee the appropriate and correct funding of monies to the libraries within the district.

Teri Ploharz-Bolling

   Hello, fellow patrons. My name is Teri Ploharz-Bolling and I am running for the Trustee position on the Clearwater County Free Library District Board. I have been an active resident of Clearwater County for the past 29 years, am married and have two boys in grade school.  I believe that my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from LCSC will serve me well as a Trustee on the Clearwater County Free Library Board.

   I believe in accountability and transparency when it comes to financial matters.  As a Trustee, I will work for you, the tax payers of Clearwater County Free Library District, to insure that tax payer dollars are used in an appropriate manner.

   I will assist in over-seeing the policies and procedures needed to have a well functioning and efficient library system. I will, along with the other trustees on the board, foster and encourage seeking outside funding for programs and capital projects.  A Strong Library system is essential for a Strong Community.

   Now more than ever it is important to provide the needed services to the Clearwater County Free Library District patrons. Thank you in advance for your Vote on May 25th.  Please Vote at the Weippe Public Library or the Clearwater Memorial Public Library Annex in Orofino!