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August 9 Poll Results
Election Excitement

Campaign ads for this November’s election have been airing on TV for weeks. Are you sick of them yet?

87% Yes, I am! (58)
  0% No, they don’t bother me. (0)
13% Not so far, but I expect I will be by the time the election rolls around. (9)

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  • Two little kids from Weippe
    Everet Martin was sent off to war in the Philippines, but not before marrying his sweetheart. High school sweetheart? Nope, Everet met Barbara when they were in the third grade. Everet had an uncle who wrote to him from a foxhole in the South Pacific during WWII saying, “This is not a good life; go join the Navy before you get drafted.” So Everet took his uncle’s advice. At age 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on the V6 program. What that meant was he was agreeing to stay in the Navy until they had victory, plus six months after. And, of course, no one knew how long the war would last. Martin said if one did not enlist, one was automatically drafted at age 18 no matter what grade you were in school. Everet and Barbara were two kids from Weippe. They were in the same grade at the Weippe School which housed eight classrooms and a school library. Everet’s mother was cutting his hair on the porch one weekend, when at age 9, he told her, “I met the girl I’m going to marry.” Everet said his mom laughed until she had tears running down her face, she thought it was so funny. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Twenty teams participate in Trevor Haag Memorial Tournament
    It has been another successful year for the Trevor Haag Tournament, with a total of 20 teams participating. The tournament was held July 26 - 29. The 12 and under division included: Lewiston Titans, Triple Play Cubs 11U, Triple Play Cubs 12U, Bitterroot Rockies (Montana), Latah County, LC Warriors, Colville, Asotin Aces, LC Sabres, Sandberg Baseball Club (Seattle),  Chewelah and Orofino. In the 10 and under division: Chewelah, Triple Play Cubs, LC Legends, Latah County, Moscow Mavericks, Bitterroot Rockies, Colville, and LC Cougs. Games started on Thursday night at all three fields, VFW, A and B fields which included the always emotional opening ceremonies. Each year the Haags are presented with something from Jeff and Jamie Wilson in honor of Trevor. This year, shirts from all the previous tournaments were used in making a quilt for  Tracy, Annette and Justin Haag. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • David McKenzie of SCORE visits chamber luncheon
    David McKenzie, of Frontier Communications, was the guest speaker Aug 1 at the Orofino Chamber of Commerce meeting, representing the volunteer organization called SCORE. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses. McKenzie is a member of the Spokane Chapter and serves as the Chair. He has been in small business consulting since 2000. McKenzie gave an overview of SCORE, saying that it is comprised of two components: free business counseling, and seminars to help small businesses. The organization works closely with chambers of commerce and with small business development centers. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Where have all our children gone?
    Our column this week features eight former students of OHS. They are expected to show up this coming weekend for the OHS class of 1977 reunion. Can you guess this week’s Mystery Children? Last week’s Mystery Child was Rebekah (Cole) Schafer, daughter of Denise Cole of Orofino and the late Bill Cole Jr. Rebekah and her husband, Morgan, have been married for nearly 19 years and have three children. She and her family presently live in Alaska. Her favorite job in Alaska was working at a small airport, “catching” planes. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Clarabell Brown’s 90th birthday party is Saturday
    Clarabell Brown, long-time Fraser resident, will be honored for her 90th birthday Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Fraser Community Center. Her family is hosting the event, which begins with a covered dish luncheon at noon, followed by cake and ice cream from 2 to 4 p.m. Clarabell was born Aug. 16, 1922, to Lawrence and Bell Judd in Fraser. She lived in Fraser until March of 2011, when she moved to Brookside Landing in Orofino. She married Marvin Brown Oct. 23, 1943, in Fraser. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • OJSHS registration
    Registration days and times for Orofino Junior Senior High School students, grades 7-12, are as follows: Wednesday, Aug. 15: 9-11 a.m. seniors; 12 noon to 2 p.m. juniors. Thursday, Aug. 16: 9-11 a.m. sophomores; 12 noon to 2 p.m. freshmen. Friday, Aug. 17: 9-11 a.m. eighth graders; 12 noon to 2 p.m. seventh graders. New students: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Timberline Schools registration
    New students at Timberline Schools need to register Aug. 21-23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Twelfth grade students are to register Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Eleventh grade students will also register on Aug. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tenth graders register Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Ninth grade students also register on Aug. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. Eighth grade students register Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Seventh grade students also register on Aug. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Anita Brumley retires
    There will be a retirement celebration for Anita Brumley on Aug. 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The High Country Inn. Coffee, cake, and a no-host bar will be available. Friends and co-workers are welcome to attend. Anita worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 36 years. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12A.

  • Letter to the Editor – Loretta Hubbard
    I drove to Orofino to get gas (because it is now cheaper than Lewiston) and pulled into the Michigan Ave. Sunset Mart. I turned the key off in my car and put the car in ‘park’, only for some reason I couldn’t remove the key! I tried everything! Finally I went inside and asked Moke to call Hanson Garage. Moke called and then she came out to try also. No luck. By then Norman arrived and went to work on it, but it just would not budge. I mentioned to Norm I would call Joe Hall Ford/Nissan in Lewiston and get some advice. I then had to borrow Kim’s cell phone to make the long distance call. The mechanic at Joe Hall Ford said he would have to see the car. I told Norm they were no help and asked who had a good tow truck. Norm called Dan at Orofino Body Shop and he quickly came over. In the meantime, I tried to pay Norm for his time and he wouldn’t accept it-said he “hadn’t done anything!” I went inside and wanted to pay Kim for the long distance call and she wouldn’t hear of it!
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  • Clearwater River Cleanup is Saturday
    Last year, over two tons of metal and trash were removed during the first annual Clearwater River Cleanup Day.   On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in coordination with the Clearwater Management Council (CMC) will host the event for a second year, hoping for a bounty of a lot less trash this second time around. Prior to the 2011 event, the Clearwater River, notorious for its “B-Run” salmon, was becoming littered with garbage.  The unsightly debris was not only unhealthy for the river and fisheries but also ruining the overall experience of recreationists spending time on the Clearwater. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Two burned in propane fire
    Two Orofino men were burned Aug. 2 after a camper filled with propane fumes caught fire, according to Orofino Police Department. Jason Skinner, 22, and Roy Fry, 69, were working in a camper located at 10418 Highway 12, near Clearwater Homes. According to OPD, at about 3:16 p.m. Skinner was attempting to light the pilot light of a propane heater. It was later discovered that the heater had a propane leak, so when Skinner lit the match, propane built up in the trailer ignited. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • OHS class of 1977 reunion
    OHS Class of 1977 would like to remind classmates of upcoming 35th reunion this weekend Aug. 10 and 11. On Friday night, a social get together at the Brass Rail begins at 6 p.m. A potluck BBQ at the Pink House Recreation site is planned for Saturday, at 5 p.m.  Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided.  Please bring chairs, coolers, drinks, and potluck item.
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  • OHS class of 1972 reunion
    The OHS class of 1972’s 40-year class reunion is this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11. The reunion will kick off on Friday night with a no host gathering at 6 p.m. on the deck of the Upstream Bar next to Dining on the Edge. On Saturday the main event will take place at the Orofino Golf and Country Club with a social hour from 5-6 p.m. Group photos will be taken at 5:45 p.m. Dinner will be from 6-7 p.m.
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  • Clear/Nez Fire Zone update
    No new fires have been reported on the Clear/ Nez Fire Zone as of 8 a.m. on Aug. 7. The Selway-Bitterroot-Wilderness East Complex is comprised of two lightning-caused fires (Fern and Hidden Fires) and was detected on July 29. The complex is located 37 miles Southwest of Lolo, MT, on the Powell Ranger District. The Fern Fire is currently 657 acres.  Fire officers anticipate movement today on the Fern Fire when relative humidities drop around 20%. Management action points are in place to protect values at risk. Structure protection measures are in place at Colt Killed Pack Bridge. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Fraser news
    Mark Fowler reported that he and Karen attended Pierce’s 1860 Days on Saturday, Aug. 4. He entered the Mustache Contest and a telephone call on Monday told him he took first place. They also entered their Bronco in the parade. This was the first time they attended the event. In past years they always helped at the Fraser Bluegrass and Old Country Western Jam Session. Mark received comments from some area residents that they missed the music at the Fraser Park this year. Marie Green enjoyed a visit from her son Steve and his wife Carol last week. They took her to a doctor appointment in Lewiston and took care of some chores at the farm before returning to their home in Coeur d’Alene.
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  • Pierce news
    What a great weekend! The 1860 Days committee hopes everyone had a great time this weekend, and got to participate in some contests, partake of the variety of vendors, scale the National Guard climbing wall, enjoy the outdoor concerts, and watch the super parade! We will have the list of contest and drawing winners next week; we are taking a short break. There will be a committee meeting this Thursday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m. at A Blue Moose. This will be a wrap-up of the weekend, and we encourage all committee members to attend. Thanks also go to all volunteers this weekend - everyone did a wonderful job, and it showed all three days.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    This week brought plenty of sunshine and heat.  Everyone had a great weekend going to the Pierce 1860 Days parade and walking around downtown Pierce. It was good to see many friends from the community in Pierce. There will be a 90th birthday celebration for Rose Opresik at Fraser Park Saturday, Aug. 18, after the rodeo around 5:30 p.m. Meat and cake will be provided. The rest is potluck. Bring your own drinks. For more information contact Marge Sharp at (208) 435-4355.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for August 9
    Didn't draw in the first round? It's not too late to apply for the second controlled hunt drawing for unclaimed tags. The application period for the second drawing for deer, elk and pronghorn hunts runs from Aug. 5 through 15. The application fee is $6.25 for residents and $14.75 for non-residents for each species. The drawing will be Aug. 20. Any left over tags will go on sale Aug. 25.

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