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December 2 Poll Results
Should WikiLeaks have revealed government documents not meant for public viewing?

22% Yes. I am tired of the secrets and applaud WikiLeaks’ decision. (13)
65% No.  If there’s the slightest risk it could compromise national security, it’s not worth it. (39)
13% It depends on the documents. (8)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • St. Theresa’s Catholic Church to celebrate 25th Anniversary
    It was on Dec. 5, 1985 that the new church building for St. Theresa’s Catholic Church was dedicated, and this weekend will mark the Silver Anniversary of this special event. It just so happens that this special observance falls exactly on the same day as the original dedication, Dec. 5, 2010!  A parish dinner will be hosted by the Women of St. Theresa’s immediately following the 10:30 am Mass this Sunday,  with a special menu of herb-roasted pork loin and dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad, side dishes and desserts. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Xi Alpha Zeta booth to support Lynn Robbeloth
    When you visit the Patchwork Bazaar this Saturday (beginning at 10 a.m. at OHS), be sure to stop by the new Xi Alpha Zeta Booth. You will find a huge array of tasty Christmas treats all packaged and holiday wrapped just for you! We are offering delicious cookies, candy, sweet breads, and mouthwatering snack mixes all prepared by members sharing their very best holiday recipes Most important, Xi Alpha Zeta will donate all proceeds to a wonderful member of our community and our sorority—Lynn Robbeloth. Lynn has recently returned to her home in Orofino after a long and courageous battle with cancer and heart failure. She has been critically ill for most of 2010. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Third annual Community Christmas dinner set for Dec. 25
    “No one should have to eat Christmas dinner alone” is again the theme for the third annual Community Christmas dinner to be held on Christmas day, Dec 25, at St. Theresa’s Little Flower Room on Brown Avenue. This year’s traditional turkey and ham dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Coon Annex Building open for regular business
    The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners were informed at the Nov. 22 meeting the offices in the Coon Annex Building will be open for regular business after the roof debris was removed. The Extension Office employees will operate out of their office with minor adjustments to access to the interior office. There does not appear to be any further water leaks after the roof was covered with plastic as a temporary fix. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • “Faith and obedience are twins,” an interview with Pastor Lester Boone
    When Pastor Lester Boone was dating his future wife Deloris, they were both attending Bible college and had strict rules to follow. They were only allowed five minutes a day to talk with anyone of the opposite sex at their co-ed school. They were allowed either three, two hour dates per week or two, three hour dates, and those had to be chaperoned. Movies and dances were not allowed, and they couldn’t afford restaurants all the time. What’s a couple to do? To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • New business brings "Made In Idaho" gourmet foods to downtown Orofino
    Just in time for the holidays, a 15-year resident of Clearwater County opened "TASTES of IDAHO" at 143 Johnson Avenue, in downtown Orofino. The shop opened the day after Thanksgiving, and features 'made in Idaho' specialty foods, personal care products, and a few odds and ends. And of course, huckleberry goodies and gift baskets are the featured theme.
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  • Celebrate the Season celebrates winners
    The Clearwater Valley Hospital Foundation’s fundraiser attracted 200 Celebrators of the Season! The dance floor was crowded, the dinner was delicious and everyone had a chance to visit with old friends and make some new ones. The silent auction, live auction and raffles garnered a lot of winners and high bidders including high bidders for the table top trees: Josh and Jamie Steiner (2); Mike and Sandy Clay; Leah Justice; Dr. Christopher and Claire Reisenauer; Andrea and Dr. Dwayne Wolverton; Jamie and Jeff Wilson; Candy and Dr. Paul Lang.  Raffle winners for the wine tree layers were Bo and Lenne Bonner; Will Wiese and Pat Larson; Dave Chenault; and Chick and Jyl Ruland.  The bottom layer filled with champagne and food gift packages were successfully bid on by Cindy and Leroy Keene; Holly and Keith Hanson; Blake Richards and Jeff and Leslie Ohlson. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Theresa A. Lashly
    On Tuesday the 23rd of November, my eight-year-old son lost his wallet coming out of Hayes Food Store. That day was a very cold and busy day. I truly feel someone had to have seen it happen or later found it. I am not sure if his name was in it, but I do know of the contents, which happened to be all of his birthday money he had saved and a gift card plus two coupons for Toys R Us.
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  • "Nonresident" tag sales begin Dec. 1
    The 2011 licenses, tags and permits go on sale at 12:01 a.m. MST, Wednesday, Dec. 1, except for the nonresident Selway B elk tags which go on sale at 10 a.m. MST. The sale of these popular tags is being delayed because many license vendors and Idaho Department of Fish and Game offices will not be open at midnight. By delaying the sale timing, hunters will have an equal opportunity to buy the tags.
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  • From this Chair...
    Someone last week had a surprise when they arrived home to find a half gallon of 1% milk in the back seat of their vehicle. No, it wasn’t an early present from Santa Claus only a mystery as how it got there along side a shower curtain and hooks from King’s When I put the milk in what I thought was my vehicle I wondered at the time “Where in the heck did the curtain and hooks from King’s come from?” I knew I hadn’t put them there. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Lady Maniacs rally Spartans in the fourth – “two” little, too late
    Timberline's pressure defense provided the Spartans with a lead in the third quarter, and then held off an Orofino rally in the fourth to pick up a 49-47 nonleague win. The visitors from Pierce/ Weippe snagged 22 steals, with a number of those coming in the third, when Timberline outscored Orofino 12-7. The Spartans led by seven points entering the fourth. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County Incident Reports
    Nov. 22: OPD received report of an alarm set off on Michigan Ave.  Nov. 23: CCSO received request for public assistance on Ahsahka Loop and Northfork Dr. Reporting party (RP) unable to navigate the roadway to her home due to slick conditions.  Nov. 24: CCSO received report of a subject arrested during a traffic stop on Michigan Ave. and E St. Nov. 26: CCSO received report of an ambulance call on Pierce St. West in Weippe. Male with gunshot wounds from accidental discharge. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Author to deliver presentation Dec. 6
    Lin Tull Cannell, author of The Intermediary William Craig among the Nez Perce, will deliver a presentation and book signing of her latest book historically non-fiction at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6 the Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL) in Orofino.
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  • Orofino City Council news
    Michael Martin, supervisor of the water treatment and waste water treatment plants, reported that water that is very cold and clear is harder to treat than during the summer months. Water that is super cold does not easily break down the added chemicals necessary to purify it. Likewise, he explained, the agents that clot impurities and bind them together for filtering are not as effective in very clear water. It’s an annual situation that has to be dealt with at the water plant which is only two thirds full at this time. The under drains are so broken, he said, that it is difficult to filter the water. As the under drains break, they fill up with sand, and there are mechanical failures as well. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • November activities in Fraser
    The Fraser community enjoyed several hours of sunshine on Monday, Nov. 29. An 80 percent chance of snow is predicted for Tuesday, this is to continue through out the week. Deer have visited during the evening hours; their tracks are very evident in the snow that has fallen. We now have seven to eight inches on the ground, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The snow clinging to the branches on the evergreen trees give the appearance of a Courier and Ives painting. It’s absolutely breathtaking.
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  • Keeping the “Gimmie” Monster Under Control
    Visits to the toy aisle this time of year can be challenging for parents, as kids can turn into "gimmie" monsters during the countdown to Christmas. But it's also an opportunity to teach children about gratitude, according to Wickes MacColl, a teacher and grants manager with the Idaho Children's Trust Fund. She says it's a value most parents want their children to develop, and caregivers can help kids learn.
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  • Down Memory Lane
    25 Years Ago: Marie Green was presented a plaque from the State 4-H Program recognizing her as the 4-H Distinguished Service Award winner from Clearwater County and District I. 30 Years Ago: Marguerite McLaughlin is the new president of Orofino Celebrations. Inc., the first woman to hold the office since the group formed in 1947. 65 Years Ago: Shortage of milk bottles is of concern to the Orofino Creamery, which is offering 10 cents each for all local bottles returned and five cents for those of other dairies. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for December 2
    Salmon and steelhead receive a lot of attention but what is Idaho Fish and Game doing for native fish that do not travel to the Pacific Ocean?  Fisheries managers from each of Idaho's seven administrative regions reported examples of efforts to conserve and manage native fisheries to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission at its recent meeting in Jerome. Efforts to help resident native fish are coordinated under a Commission-approved statewide management plan and other species management plans.

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