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80% I think they are convenient and fun. (35)
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  • Wally Rugg – 27 years a printer and life is still good
    One of the Clearwater Tribune’s own, Wally Rugg, came to work at the paper in December of 1946 as an assistant printer’s devil. But Wally’s story begins in Canada where he was born. His parents moved to the big town of Peck when he was only two, so I guess you could call Wally a “native.” He graduated in 1942, from Peck High School which, in those days, was on “top of a hill.” Wally served in the Air Force in WWII, stationed in St. Petersburg, FL during his basic training and later at McCord AFB. He was with the combat aviation engineers who built airfields for fighter planes. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Where have all our children gone?
    This week’s Mystery Children are all graduates of Orofino High School and were all in 4-H. The information received for clues for the young men was limited, so their first initials may help – M and D. The eldest attended U of I, the second son joined the Navy after high school graduation with a number of his buddies. The young lady on the horse attended all the rodeos in the area. She also sewed and took part in the Style Revue. Can you guess this week’s Mystery Children? Last week’s Mystery Children were Jason and Jarod Rowland, Jeff Parks and Ronnie Fredricksen. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10B.

  • County will have to replace punch card voting with paper ballots after this election
    Clerk Carrie Bird explained at the Aug. 27 Board of County Commissioners’ meeting that the Secretary of State notified all the County Clerks that after this election year, all counties that have punch card voting will have to replace it with all paper ballots and a type of counting machine. The State will not certify the punch card election ballots after this year. The county has the choice of a central counting machine or a county machine in each individual precinct. The cost of the new counting systems will cost the count approximately $68,000-$86,000. The Secretary of State will notify the county of how much money is anticipated from the state to help pay for the upgraded machines. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • The Blue Moon, not so blue after all
    August’s Blue Moon was viewed through a smoky haze that hung over the Clearwater Valley Friday, August, 31. Folklore calls it a Blue Moon when it is the second full moon to appear in one month; the first occurred on August first. Our word for month is derived from the word moon. The blue moon phenomena usually happens every couple of years. Depending upon what source you use, the next blue moon should fall on July 31, 2015 [Washington Post], or on August 21, 2013 [EarthSky News a Clear Voice for Science], etc. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Letter to the Editor – C-PTPA
    With utmost indignation we write this letter rebutting the recent articles in the Lewiston Tribune about the fatality on the Steep Corner Fire. It is unbelievable that the Tribune would actually print these articles when the information came from an Internet forum that was posted by an unidentified person. This article is outrageous because it is not based on actual information. There is an investigation team working on factual details of this accident and until their report is released no one should be providing non-factual details. C-PTPA personnel are unable to respond to these articles due to the ongoing investigation. Therefore, we, retired C-PTPA employees, feel it necessary to respond and support this organization. We would hope the Lewiston Tribune would respect this investigation and not print articles that are not accurate. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Chief Wilson addresses nuisance dog enforcement
    Orofino Police Chief, Jeff Wilson addressed the issue of enforcement for barking dog complaints for which he states there has been an increase in the number of calls the department has received. There is a nuisance dog ordinance on the books, but enforcing it requires a lot of police hours. Police have to investigate a call, contact neighbors, do follow-up contacts, and file reports. Wilson said they try to rectify many problems through education as well as enforcement. “If it is a true victim,” he said, of course, we want to rectify the situation for them.” But, he pointed out the issue requires more than one or two people being bothered by a dog, it involves the majority of the people on a block being disturbed by an animal’s continuous barking. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Volunteers still needed for Bingo Booth at the fair
    Help is still needed for staffing the Swim Team BINGO Booth. The shifts are in two-hour increments during the Clearwater County Fair and Orofino Lumberjack Days. All of the proceeds raised go toward building a desperately needed pool here in Orofino. Many people enjoy playing Bingo at the fair, but we will not be able to be open the whole time if we do not have help with staffing. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • The Tortoise Versus the Hare auditions Sept. 10
    An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of The Tortoise Versus the Hare Monday, Sept. 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Kamiah Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room. Most of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. Among the roles to be cast are the wise Tortoise-Coach Shelley Bowlback, the conceited Curly Hare, Esther and her daughter Little Bonnie Bunny, the rascally Weasels, the singing service station Ferrets and the scaly Reptiles. Other roles include the Thespian Troupe, Curly’s Posse, the TV Crew and the rowdy Curly Hare Fan Club. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • ‘Living Ready’ helps people to prepare for challenges
    It may be something as simple as a blown transformer that takes the power out in a neighborhood for a short time or it may be a flood that devastates a whole community, people can prepare and be ready for the things that happen. Orofino Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting the community to a ‘Living Ready’ preparedness fair Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Living Ready is not about fear or panic; it is about learning to take care of what is important-loved ones. It is about learning to be smart, savvy and resilient when facing challenges. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Orofino woman shoots self in the shoulder
    A 25-year-old Orofino woman deliberately shot herself in the shoulder, according to Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The incident occurred Aug. 28 at approximately 10 p.m., on Freeman Creek Road. Orofino Ambulance, along with CCSO, responded to the scene. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Mayberrys raising funds for Philippines mission trip
    Chris and Jacob Mayberry are having a fundraiser dinner to help raise money for their mission trip to the Philippines. The dinner will be at the Weippe Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. The dinner will offer chicken or beef, salad, rice or potatoes, a Filipino side, a roll, desert, and beverages. Tickets need to be purchased in advance from Melissa Mayberry or Tressa Soles. Prices are $15 single, $25 couple, $7 for kids ages 4-12, and 3 and under are free. There will also be a silent auction at the church starting on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4-8 p.m. and ending on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 12-2 p.m. We are also asking for quality items to be donated. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Orofino Youth Football games begin Sept. 10
    Approximately 60 kids have turned out for Orofino Youth Football. They have been working hard in the heat to put on a great game for you! Please come watch Orofino Youth Football. Home games are played at the Orofino High School football field. The third/fourth grade games start at 6 p.m., and the fifth/sixth grade games take place directly after.
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  • Timberline thumped by Kendrick Tigers
    Kendrick clobbered Timberline (54-8) in a Whitepine League game that ended in the third quarter played at Kendrick, Aug. 31.
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  • Clearwater County Fair information
    The Fair Barn will be filled with 4-H and Open Class livestock entries, including chickens and rabbits. Horses that have competed in the 4-H and Open Class horse shows will also be on display. 4-H members will be busy with the livestock projects they have raised and trained for the fitting and showing and judging contests. Did you paint a picture, make a quilt, sew a shirt, crochet a doily, knit a sweater, embroider or cross-stitch a picture, weave a mat, build a Legos castle, take an interesting photo, grow some tomatoes, bake some cookies, can some fruit, raise some chickens, or find some beautiful flowers in your yard that you would like to enter in the fair? These are but a few of the items that can be entered for judging and will be enjoyed by the many people who visit the Fair. It’s a time to be proud of what you can do. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • School District news
    The district’s elementary and junior high teachers have been working to implement Response to Intervention strategies. Teachers in each school will be developing a matrix of interventions (teaching strategies) based on five to six levels of student achievement (strategic, to a couple levels of intensive, to benchmark, to enrichment) at each grade level. These interventions will be developed with research based curriculums so that all students will benefit. All students at each K-8 grade level will be screened in math and reading then placed into the appropriate intervention groups. Students in each intervention will be taught based upon their needs. The key to success is using our limited resources for groups of students rather than working one on one as we have in the past. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Fraser news
    Norma Brand spoke to Marge Kuchynka and Terry Summerfield on Monday, Aug. 27. They gave an update on the progress at the Deyo Reservoir. The interior roads going to the camp sites, the recreation site and the dock area are completed. Projects that are being completed are: the installation of the toilet by the parking lot first; then the installation of the toilets by the camp grounds which will take place by October if all goes well. The wood for the construction of the pavilion was logged from the site and milled locally. The pillions have been poured and work will be underway soon to build the structure. The design for the building will be similar to the ones at Fraser Park and the Mini Park in Weippe. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Frank and Shirley Walsh, formerly of Weippe, moved to Grangeville. Frank and Shirley moved to Weippe in August of 1997. They will greatly miss Weippe but figured they should move off the hill and get closer to where they can get closer to medical care. Frank was a member of Weippe Fire Department and Shirley would help with the food mobile monthly. They will be greatly missed.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for September 6
    The early fall general turkey season and seasons for sage-grouse, quail and partridge begin Saturday, Sept. 15. Forest grouse seasons opened Aug. 30. The daily limit is four, whether all of one or mixed species, and 12 in possession after the first day. Hunters need only a valid hunting license to hunt quail, chukar, grey partridge and forest grouse.

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