AUGUST 5, 2010

Where have all our children gone?

   Contrary to the photograph, this week’s Mystery Child is not necessarily known for his musical talents. In fact, he may be better associated with more athletic skills, including hunting, skiing, and river rafting, in spite of being diagnosed with polio at the age of six. He has one sister and two half sisters. Though he is an OHS graduate, it wasn’t until 1977 that he moved to Orofino.

   Can you guess this week’s Mystery Child?

  Last week’s Mystery Children were the Bailey siblings, Barry, Rick, Terry, and Sue. They are the children of Delores and the late Ross Bailey. The family moved to Weippe from St. Maries in 1968.

   Barry and Sue still live in Weippe. Barry, the eldest, drives his own logging truck, is married to Bev (Smolinski) and they have one daughter and one grandson.

   Sue, the youngest, is married to John Wyatt; they have three daughters, two granddaughters and one grandson.

   Rick lives in St. Maries, works for Potlatch Mills and has three children and three grandchildren.

   Terry is married to Bill Millage and lives in Elko, NV. They raised six children, have seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

   Fay Leto was first to call in and identify the Bailey children, followed by Kim Cox, Sandy Smith, Tammy Trieb, Wilma Hartig of Lewiston and Jerry Johnstun.

   Please mail photos for future Mystery Child columns to Clearwater Tribune, P.O. Box 71, Orofino, ID, 83544 or deliver your picture in person to our office on 161 Main St., or you may send them via email to

   Remember to include childhood clues to share with readers the week the photo is to appear and reveal information for the week to follow, such as what the person does now, where they presently reside, who they are married to, number of children and grandchildren, hobbies, etc.