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March 10 Poll Results
Student Expulsion/Suspension
Should the Orofino seventh graders involved with passing out or trying prescription drugs have been suspended/expelled?

79% Yes. They need to learn about consequences. (76)
17% No. It’s not going to help solve the problem. (16)
  4% Undecided. (4)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Ripped logger? Who knew?
    Matthew Deyo was born and raised in Orofino so he knows his way around these parts. He graduated from the University of Idaho and returned home to start his working career. With a background in Human Resources and a love for fitness and anything outdoors Matthew stumbled upon the Beachbody program two years ago after trying the very popular P90X. He says that his first round of workouts helped relieve the stress of his first child having acid reflux and nonstop crying bouts. But not surprisingly he was not able to commit fully to the program because his state of mind had not allowed him to fully commit to changing his way of life. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Winning is a family tradition
    Frances Grimaldo, an Orofino eighth-grader, Saturday won the 26th annual Inland Northwest Regional Spelling Bee. Her sister Anna Grimaldo was a three time winner before she aged out of competition. The twelve-year-old Frances came in second to her sister Anna in 2009. Saturday’s winning word for Frances was ‘dilapidation.’ This is the last year Frances can compete as she will enter high school this fall. Plans are for Frances to participate in the national competition May 29 in Washington D.C. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • "It’s not my love of people or my love of God that counts"
    Pastor Hank Heschlé, (pronounced Hesch-lee), arrived in Orofino with his family in August of 2010. They drove from Wilmore, Kentucky to Missouri, to Denver, Colorado, to Ogden, UT, then on into Orofino at 11:30 that night. The family came here with two 26’ trailers of their belongings and a lot of faith. What did they find when they got to Orofino? Pastor Hank said their refrigerator had a dozen and a half eggs, bacon, bread, milk, and orange juice. There was even a vase of flowers and a letter of welcome from their congregation. “The next day,” he said, “people just started showing up to say ‘hi’ and to help. They unloaded the trucks in 4 hours and put everything in the house. Talk about welcomes!” he said. “It was truly amazing. It was hard to leave our support system behind, but the first gifts we were given in Orofino were love and joy. It was great!" To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Deprivation hunt called for
    After discussion, a motion was passed to contact Idaho Fish & Game concerning the large population of deer within city limits. Several complaints have been made by citizens, as well as a request for deprivation hunt to eliminate excess deer. The deer are considered to be a nuisance, overrunning yards, and causing traffic hazards. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • First Christian Church to celebrate 100th year
    The First Christian Church, “the little white church on the corner” of Michigan and C Streets will celebrate its 100th year anniversary with an Open House Reception Saturday, April 9 from 1-4 p.m. This little white church was established in April 1911 and has stood on its present site for nearly of all of the 100 years of its existence. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Charl Spencer
    This will be my last attempt to I form the ignorant cattle in this community. The same ones who refuse to think for themselves or even read what they are writing and therefore reveal their true selves. I have never claimed my son is innocent. He is guilty of making bad choices and he will be punished 10 times over before the end of this; by the school, by the law, and by the community that has labeled him. And, yes, he was punished at home. But I am done with that. He has more than he can easily contend with already.
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  • Thursday’s workshop on underage drinking and substance abuse
    Jermaine Galloway’s workshop for adults about underage drinking and substance abuse is Thursday, March 17. The free chili feed is at 6 p.m. at the OJHS multi-purpose room followed by the workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The event is cosponsored by Clearwater Substance Abuse Workgroup and Orofino Police Department/City of Orofino. The public is invited. The presenter, Officer Jermaine Galloway has been an Idaho law enforcement officer since 1997 and has more than seven years experience in youth alcohol and drug education. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Lou Roane to speak at Clearwater Human Needs meeting
    Lou Roane, Quartermaster and Veterans Service Officer at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3296 in Orofino, will be the speaker Tuesday, March 15, at the Clearwater Human Needs Council meeting. The meeting will be at noon at the Krystal Café on Johnson Ave. in Orofino. Roane will speak about the services that are available through his office for veterans, as well as how the organization helps in the community.
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  • Stress management series accepting registrations
    The Stress Management series of classes co-sponsored by Clearwater Valley Hospital and Emergence, an integrative health company based in Grangeville, is now accepting registrations. The two-hour classes will be held each Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Orofino during March and April. The classes will be taught by Deanna English, RN, a mindfulness based stress reduction instructor. She is also a registered yoga teacher and yoga therapist who has studied and taught yoga for heart disease and cancer. She also serves as an integrative health coach helping people integrate all modalities into their healthcare. “I first became interested in nontraditional approaches to achieving and maintaining maximum health after working as a registered nurse. I believe integrating ancient therapies within the scope of traditional western medicine offers the best of both worlds,” said English, who studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, developer of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program.
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  • No decision yet on moving seventh grade to high school
    After developing a draft class schedule and reviewing the facilities at Orofino High School (OHS) it is evident there are not enough classrooms at OHS to house grades seven through 12 at the high school it was reported at a recent school board meeting. At least four more classrooms and additional locker room space would be needed at OHS to accommodate a seventh through 12th grade arrangement. The seventh grade was moved to the Orofino Elementary School (OES) this past fall following the closure last spring of Orofino Junior High School. At that time the Orofino eighth grade was moved to the high school.
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  • Clearwater County Incident Reports
    Feb. 28: CCSO received report of a vehicle accident on Musselshell/Chapman roads in Weippe. Damage to property and road sign. CCSO received request for public assistance at mm 7 on Hwy. 7/Frasier Park in Weippe. Reporting party (RP) stopped to see if stuck snowplow needed assistance and dropped mail out of her car. March 1: OPD received report of an ordinance violation (loud noise) on Indio Ave. CCSO received report of several power lines down in the Orofino area. March 2: CCSO received report of suspicious circumstances on Kokanee Lane. Blue 1999 Ford Escort taken from residence without permission. OPD received report of a residential burglary on Johnson Ave. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Barbara Wityczak
    It takes a whole village….There has been a lot of attention paid to the incidents involving some of the seventh graders in Orofino. Though I agree that something needs to be done about this serious problem, I just wish we paid the same amount of attention to some of the good things our children do. Not all kids drink, do drugs and get in trouble. Over the years I have spent a lot of time with youth, and it never ceases to amaze me how awesome the vast majority of them are…even the teenagers! I would like to respectfully ask the community to get to know our youth better by becoming part of the solution. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Arts and humanities in March at OJSHS
    Students have many opportunities in the arts and humanities at Orofino Jr/Sr High School. March is a month full of cultural, performing, and visual arts activities. Mrs. Deitrick’s graphic design students participated in the Skills USA competition in Lewiston on March 4. Tyler Meeks competed in Photography. Sydney Erb and William Unger competed in Advertising Design, with William Unger placing third. The Youth Art Month exhibit is at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library throughout the month, starting March 5. Over 100 art students, grades six through 12, will show their work. Dr. Goffinet’s students have created landscapes, nameplates, portraits, patterned hands, abstracted oil pastels, and altered books.
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  • Clearwater Historical Society 2012 calendar
    Members of the Clearwater Historical Society are in the early stages of putting together a 2012 calendar. If you are interested in sponsoring (advertising) in this great calendar contact Jeff Dugger at 476-4164.
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  • Pierce news
    There will be no Judo practice Monday, March 14, and Wednesday, March 16 will be the last practice for those who are not competing at Twin Falls or Emmett in April. The Timberline Judo Club sent 18 members to compete in McCall, this past weekend. All the kids did a great job and this is the list and how they placed in their respective age brackets: Colton Brouwers 1st, Kasen Hohnstein 1st, Mattie Brouwers 2nd, Chase Brouwers 2nd, Michaela Willis-Harris 3rd, Jason Umphenour 3rd and Josey Stemrich 3rd. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop…
    Raegan Emily Cahill recently celebrated her first birthday at her home in Lewiston. The party theme was tutus and tiaras with a special cake made by Sherry Schlader. Raegan is the granddaughter of Nancy and John Cahill of Weippe and niece of Annie Cahill. Party celebrants included the above, cousins Leighton and Landon and friends. Pierce-Weippe Chamber met Tuesday, March 7 at the Discovery Center. The meeting was well attended. After a short business meeting Joe Dupont, fisheries manager for Fish and Game's Clearwater region and Marge Kuchynka of Friends of the Deyo Reservoir gave an update on Deyo Reservoir. A photo and more info in this edition of the paper.
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  • Fraser community news
    Did you have time to get outside over the weekend? On Sunday, the temperature climber to 45 degrees and the clouds in the sky were spectacular. The Brands walked three miles from their house to Green Road. The intention was to walk six miles with just a brief stop to visit with the Greens. A long time friend of Mike’s from Wallace spent several days at the farm, so this brief stop turned into a fun visit and an invitation to stay for dinner. In Fraser’s early days this was a tradition, family or friends would come for a visit and the hostess would serve a meal and maybe several games of cards would be played before the guests would return home. This is still happening today, what a treat! To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for March 10
    Hunters who applied for spring turkey and black bear controlled hunts can find results on the Idaho Fish and Game website at Successful applicants also have been notified by mail. It is the responsibility of hunters to find out whether their names were drawn in these hunts.

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