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This is not a scientific poll.
November 17 Poll Results
Hitting as Punishment

Is paddling or belting children a valid form of punishment, or simply abuse?

14% It’s abuse, plain and simple. (10)
79% If it isn’t done in anger, then I would say it’s a valid form of punishment. (55)
  7% I wouldn’t call it abuse, but I don’t approve. (5)

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  • John Swayne, a legacy remembered
    In 1966 a young man from Orofino set off for the adventure of his lifetime. The son of Sam and Zoa Swayne, John Swayne, joined the Peace Corps, as a volunteer teacher, which had only been established since March of 1961. He had spent one year at the University of Puget Sound followed by two years at the University of Idaho when, at the age of 22, he decided to become part of the Peace Corps. John was sent to a tiny coral atoll called Woleai, part of a 22 island group in the shape of a figure 8, to the north of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean. (An atoll is a coral island that partially or completely encircles a lagoon.)  Since 1686, the islands were known as the Caroline Islands (Islas de Carolina in Spanish). Spain formally claimed the islands in 1875. Germany held control of Woleai in 1899, followed by the Japanese in 1914, administered under the South Pacific Mandate. The atoll then came under United States control after WWII, administered as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. In 1979, it became part of the Federated States of Micronesia which it remains today. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County History: Getting the news
    A fellow named Harris, known to play a mean game of chess, ran a news stand that sold books, magazines and newspapers. It was a popular place. The gold rush coincided with the Confederate Army firing in Fort Sumter, so the miners were starved for news about how the war was going. Goulder described one southern miner as a “fierce, red-eyed secessionist of the most bloodthirsty type” and his northern mining partner as a “most pronounced and outspoken black Republican – Abolitionist and uncompromising Union man.” So when the news did arrive, there were sharply divided opinions, to the point of knock-down drag-outs, about what news was good and what was bad. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: L.M. Pyle-Martin
    In regards to the front page story of two Orofino Veterans, I was taken back by the mentioning of “Ernie Pyle.” I am proud to say, my father was his cousin. I was only a baby when he died; it wasn’t until my teen years that my dad mentioned him. Though my dad had five brothers and two sisters, he and Ernie shared good times when they were young. He often said that he was a great story teller even, in his pre-teen years. From all I’ve heard, wherever he was, he was often a “front line” reporter, many times putting himself in harms way and helping with wounded, everyone who knew him really liked him and said his great sense of humor and caring helped them through the rough times. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Lady Spartans anticipate “tough but great” season
    The Lady Spartans open at home against Orofino Thursday Nov. 17, beginning what Coach Melissa Brouwers anticipates will be a “tough but great” season. The games will be played at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Fourteen young women have come out for the team, including two seniors, three juniors, four sophomores and five freshmen. Schree McIntosh, who plays post, is a four year senior, playing her first season on Varsity. Ariel Tess Jared is in her fourth season on Varsity as a point guard. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department to auction assets online
    The third auction of the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department property room goods is anticipated in December 2011 with an offering of approximately 102 items.  Property room will advertise and auction the properties on its web site at Items include a Vizio TV, computer equipment, cameras, and much more. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Patriot’s Pen essay contest winners
    Angela Miller of Orofino was the first place winner of this year’s Patriot’s Pen essay contest. Second and third place winners were Rachel Lee and Kilee Wilson, respectively. All three students are Orofino seventh graders. Here is Angela’s winning essay: I am proud to be an American because I have grown up all my life with a mother, father and brother who love and care about me. We live on a farm where I can ride my horse, my bike, go for walks in the woods, smell the fresh country air, see the beautiful colors of leaves changing, fish in the creeks and enjoy the wildlife. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Ahsahka woman drives off embankment
    A 20-year-old Ahsahka woman was cited for “failure to maintain lane” and “no seatbelt” after she overcorrected and drove off an embankment on Highway 12, according to a news release from the Idaho State Police (ISP). The accident occurred on Nov. 10 at 11:26 a.m., when Patricia Cedeno-Hudson was westbound on U.S. Highway 12. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Winter parking rules in effect
    With the arrival of winter, I want to remind everyone of the winter parking regulations. City Ordinance 10-5-9 requires that between Nov. 1 and April 1 no owner or operator shall park a vehicle on Michigan Ave., Johnson Ave., College Ave., Main St., Wisconsin Ave., First St. A St., or Riverside Ave. between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Additionally, at no time after the accumulation of any snowfall of four or more inches, no owner or operator of any vehicle shall park or allow such vehicle stand on the above mentioned streets until snow removal has been completed. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Deyo Reservoir dam almost complete
    The contractors are busy at the Deyo Reservoir. The dam and spillway are almost complete and the old buildings have been removed. It’s amazing how much dirt has been moved to create the reservoir. Stop by and take a look at the layout of the land before it fills up with water, then you will know where the deep areas are when you go fishing. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Brandin Eddins found inside a TV
    Brandon T. Eddins, a fugitive spotted in Clearwater County Oct. 16, was found in a hollowed out big-screen television in a Lewiston residence Nov. 9, according to the Lewiston Police Department (LPD). Eddins, 29, had outstanding felony warrants for his arrest - one for aggravated battery for throwing acid into 30-year-old Daniel Hight’s face; and the other in Washington, for the charge of rape of a child in the third degree, according to LPD. Hight lost sight in one eye as a result of the incident, which occurred July 11, 2010 in Lewiston. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • What is Kiwanis Radio Days?
    Every year in November, Kiwanis members solicit ads from the local businesses to be broadcast during Radio Days. For a few hours on Saturday, Nov 19, Kiwanis members will be on hand at the KLER radio station to read the ads from the businesses. Proceeds from the sale of the ads will go towards service projects in the community and local scholarships. Tune in Saturday, Nov 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to KLER radio station and listen for your favorite Kiwanian or Key Club member. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Efforts being made to build fire station
    Orofino Rural Fire department is in the process of building a new fire station in the Konkolville area. The new station will be located on Michigan Ave just before Harmony Heights Rd. The station will be 40 ft by 50 ft. This provides 2,000 square feet, two rollup doors and room for a tender, a type one engine, a type six engine (brush truck) and a quick response engine. Orofino Rural Fire District is separate from the Orofino City Fire Department. The rural department pays the City of Orofino Fire Department an annual fee to provide fire protection in the rural district. Over the past 10 years the rural department has saved enough money to buy the land necessary for a fire station. Now that the land is owned by the rural district efforts are being made to build the station.
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  • Athens Guitar Trio delights with exquisite classical sounds
    The Athens Guitar Trio (AGT) arrived in Orofino last week on their first stop of a concert tour in Idaho and put on a spectacular performance for the first concert of the 2011-2012 Community Concert series on Nov. 10 at the Orofino High School. The audience was treated to an evening of superb classical guitar playing by the trio. The opening piece, Dance No. 1 from La Vida Breve, whetted the musical appetite of the audience with a taste of melodic sounds of the Spanish guitar. Most of the classical pieces performed were arranged for the guitar by members of the ensemble, Dusty Woodruff, Rylan Smith, and Matt Anderson, who each have a masterful command of their guitars. Individually they play with passion for the music and collectively, as the trio, their sounds blend to produce one harmonic tone that is pleasing to the ear and tends to soothe the soul. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • School board to hear of new hires
    Announcement of seven new hires and one resignation will be heard by the school district board members at their meeting Nov. 21 at the Cavendish-Teakean School. The meeting starts at 7 p. m. Carla Moon is resigning as a school bus driver. Six of the new hires are sports instructors. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    There's snow on Bald Mountain! A workday will be held this Saturday, Nov, 19 (11 a.m. at the hill) to paint the interior walls of the Patrol Shack; bring your own brush and roller. Some of the crew will be gathering up metal scrap for recycling to raise funds. A big thanks to Ed at Olive’s Auto Parts for supplying fuel additive for brush whackers. Every little bit of help is much appreciated! Brush workers have cleared Cowlick, Sunshine, the Gut and Upper Bonsai. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Snowfall in Fraser
    On Wednesday, Nov. 9 the Fraser Ladies Get Together Club held their family Thanksgiving dinner. The hostesses were Diane Cochrell, Nancy Ann Stanfill and Dolores Watson. Big improvements have been made to the kitchen at the Community Center. Several days before the dinner, Nolan Cochrell updated the electrical service by adding outlets along the serving counter; he also added outlets to the main part of the building. Thanks, Nolan, now the circuit breakers won’t trip when too many appliances are plugged in. Be sure to take notice of these improvements the next time you are at the Community Center. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    The Weippe Wesleyan Church would like to invite the community to join us at a farewell party for Pastor Don Blain and his wife, Patty. They will be moving to South Dakota in December. The Blain family has been a big part of this community for more than 25 years and they will be greatly missed. The going away lunch party is going to be held at the Weippe Wesley Church on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. The church will be providing the main meal and we are asking those who wish to come to bring a salad or a dessert. Please contact Melissa Mayberry at 435-4476 if you have any questions. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for November 17
    Though many big game seasons are winding up, many upland game seasons are still open including several upland birds as well as cottontail rabbits and snowshoe hares. Hunters will find upland hunting rules and shooting times in the rules brochure at license vendors and Fish and Game offices as well as on the department Website at http://

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