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November 11 Poll Results
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Were you surprised by the mid-season firing of Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips?

  5% Yes, I sure was. (2)
67% No, I wasn’t. (26)
28% Huh? (11)

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  • Cavendish Elementary Veterans Day poems
    In honor of Veterans Day, the students at Cavendish Elementary school discussed how veterans have impacted their lives. They also wrote poems about this topic. Below are some submitted by their teacher, Jenine Nord: "I discussed with my students that it is the small things in life that make our lives special...and it is the simple things that we should appreciate that may not have been had we not had a history of people (police, soldiers, firemen, i.e. Veterans) looking out for us," said Jenine.

  • This time she won!
    RoseAnna Thornton has earned her “lifetime membership” status in the Weight Watchers Program. She did that by achieving and maintaining her goal weight for a loss of 120 pounds. RoseAnna did not lose weight as a fashion statement but because of increasing medical problems. RoseAnna had already undergone back surgery and was having knee problems. Her doctor warned her that unless she took off some weight she might have to have more surgery. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Latham’s 1958 Chevy Impala featured in Cool Rides 2011 calendar
    Kyle and Bev Latham’s 1958 Chevy Impala won Mayor’s Choice at the Orofino Show & Shine this year and also took first place runner-up at the Lewiston Hot August Nights. Recently the Lathams received a letter from Phil Saraceno, sales manager, Spokane NAPA Distribution Center, congratulating them on their Cool Ride, which will be featured in the 2011 Cool Rides Calendar. Saraceno said they choose monthly winners and a runner up for each month and that Kyle and Bev were chosen for one of these positions. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Nine foods to keep you jolly during the holidays
    Holidays can equal increased stress, which for many of us increases our eating, therefore increases our weight, blood pressure or cholesterol levels, which brings us back to more stress. These holidays choose carefully your foods and here are nine that you can eat to BEAT the stress.  Almonds, pistachios and walnuts are bursting with vitamin E, an antioxidant that bolsters the immune system. One quarter cup is all you need and you will also be boosting your vitamin B levels. Dr. West of Penn State led a study that found eating just one and a half ounce of pistachios a day can lower blood pressure. So throw some on your oatmeal, salads and cereal. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Grangemont Road may be slick as temperatures drop
    According to Sgt. Anne Kelleher with the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, the newly paved Grangemont Road will be heavily patrolled as winter approaches. The speed limits along Grangemont have not changed. The roadway will not be chip sealed this year and may be slick as the temperature begins to drop.  To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Frank and Aleta Slavin
    A few weeks ago I wrote you with a problem I had with the elementary school and their new counselor meeting with my daughter without our parental consent. I took my concerns to Mr. Durkee, Superintendent, and he followed up telling Angie Baldus, Principal, to look into it. I met with Ms. Baldus and was truly impressed with her concern, listening skills and the promise to improve the communication between all involved. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair...
    I had an interesting time this past week starting with attending Kindermusic in Lewiston with the Howland’s twin boys who are now eight-months-old; and their mother, Ashley Howland and grandmother, Marcie Stanton. The 45-minute Kindermusic routine was more of a workout for the adults than the babies. We were up and down, round and round and back and forth all while carrying the babies to tunes of music.
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  • Win $300 in Chamber Cash, enter the passport contest
    Get involved with Orofino Christmas Passport and be eligible to win $300 in Orofino Chamber Bucks that can be used at businesses in the community. As part of Orofino's 8th Annual Christmas Festival, the organizing committee is holding their second Passport Contest that helps people learn more about businesses and win great prizes. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino City Council: “Spice” incense, new drug of choice
    Chief Wilson was asked by council to update them on the new drug known as “Spice.” He defined it as a cannabinoid, an artificial chemical form of marijuana, that is sprayed or dipped onto sticks of incense and inhaled. It has been packaged with warnings, “not to be ingested.” Up until recently the product was sold legally; it was not regulated and sold to anyone. Wilson reported that in 2009 there were no emergency room visits attributed to such a drug. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Soup Kitchen in Cavendish Nov. 17
    The Cavendish Methodist Church free soup kitchen will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Hot homemade soup with rolls and crackers will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are accepted but not expected.  All are welcome. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce Community Center’s 31st Annual Holiday Bazaar
    The Pierce Community Center’s 31st Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters, artisans, local businesses, social groups and youth organizations will offer a wide variety of wonderful holiday gifts and baked goods. A $1 gift table, benefiting the Community Center’s activity scholarship fund, is also available so the little ones can shop for their family too. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County Incident Reports
    Nov. 7: CCSO received report of petit theft on Silver Creek and 250 Rd. Back country. Theft of chain saw. Nov. 6: OPD received report of shots fired on Odie St. Nov. 4: CCSO received request for a welfare check at mm 11 on Hwy. 11. Welfare check on green car and passenger that had been sitting alongside the road all day. OPD received report of disorderly conduct on Carney Dr. Nov. 3: OPD received report of an ordinance violation on College Ave. Loud noise. CCSO received report of battery on Shadow Lane and Lakeview Rd. Ongoing civil issue regarding a gate to the property. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • VFW Post #3296 Christmas food basket program
    Cash, can goods, non-perishables and sign-up for the annual VFW Post #3296 Christmas food basket program may be done from Nov. 8 through Dec. 15 at the VFW Building, 330 Michigan Ave. or at the Lewis Clark Credit Union, 234 Johnson Ave. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino Chamber of Commerce news
    Chris St Germaine, on behalf of the Nez Perce Tribe, gave an update about the ever-expanding fiber optic, broad band network, known as Nez Perce Information Systems, with headquarters in Lapwai. Through the use of microwave towers, it transmits broadband connectivity. With a staff of 8-10 people, the tribe has established a partnership with Inland Cellular (who will provide voice coverage) and Idaho Regional Optic Network (IRON). To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Today is a special day set aside to honor veterans. Veterans have given part of their lives to serve their country and protect your rights as citizens. Take time to thank the veterans you know for all they’ve done. Veteran’s Day was originally called Armistice Day. At the end of World War I, the Armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The name was changed in the mid 20th century. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser community news
    Mike and Linda Beard enjoyed a visit from Mike’s children, his son Mark and his daughter Michele. They arrived at the ranch on Friday, Nov. 5. Linda reported the plants in her greenhouse are still alive and producing tomatoes and squash. Did everyone see the photo of Linda’s first grandchild in the Clearwater Tribune last week? Elizabeth Jean Cape is a cutie and we know her grandparents are as proud of her as her parents are. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    The Gem Community Team invites all interested volunteers to be part of the Festival of Trees, to be held Friday, Dec. 3 at the Pierce Community Center. Anyone who wishes to decorate a wreath, swag, mini Christmas tree, or a fancy stocking, or fill a gift basket for the auction, please contact Rob at 464 2736.  We need a few more decorators, so start up your creative juices and give Rob a call. If you wish to be involved in any other way, please let us know; volunteers are always a plus! To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for November 11
    Lots of folks are out, especially weekends, fishing for steelhead. Catch rates for October 24-31, on the Clearwater River - mouth to Orofino Bridge were 17 hours per fish caught per hour.

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