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October 4 Poll Results
Domestic Violence Awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Have you, or someone you know, ever been the victim of domestic violence?

11% I have. (5)
38% I know someone who has. (17)
22% I have AND I know someone who has. (10)
29% No. (13)

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  • Marty Donner, a gal who wore many hats at the Clearwater Tribune
    As the Clearwater Tribune celebrates its 100th birthday this year, each month we have featured someone who played a part in that history. This month features a person with over 50 years of experience (off and on) of working at the Tribune – Orofino’s own Marlene (Marty) Donner. She began her career as a high school girl (graduated from OHS in 1954) and said she quit several times to have babies, to take care of her family, to have a life. But the Publisher of the Clearwater Tribune at that time, Robert (Bob) Werner, would always call her and say, “Can’t you come help us out some?” And Marty would find herself, once again, busily employed at the paper. Marty’s father, Harry Grimm, of Russell, ID, and her mother, Irene Lanphier-Grimm, of Genesee, ID, moved to Orofino where Harry worked at the cement plant, located where the elementary school is today. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Trick or Treat Rocking the Street taking over downtown Orofino on Halloween
    The Orofino Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that on the evening of Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. they will be facilitating the first annual “Trick or Treat Rocking the Street” celebration on Johnson Avenue. Your local business owners and organizations will be handing out candy and goodies or running contests solely for the purpose of providing a fun safe place for our community’s youth to gather on Oct. 31. The event is free and open to the public, the only requirements are that participating kids be in costume and accompanied by an adult. Johnson Ave. will be shut down from 5 to 8 p.m. and any interested business owners (even if you are not located on Johnson Ave.) are welcome to set up a table in the street and give out treats or host a contest for participating youngsters. 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?
    This week’s Mystery Children photo was taken in 1969. The young men in the photo were all graduates of the classes of ’67, ’68 and’69. The guys are posed in front of their Studebaker “race car” and one proudly holds a trophy they claimed to have won racing (but if truth be told – it was actually a bowling trophy that belonged to one of the kid‘s mothers). Can you guess this week’s Mystery Child? Last week’s Mystery Child was Joe Goffinet. Joe worked at the swimming pool in Orofino for eight summers, one clue we held back since he taught swimming lessons to a good number of Orofino residents. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Jerry Nelsen receives Distinguished Service Award
    Jerry Nelsen received a state award, the “District Distinguished Service Award,” at the thirty-third annual Hall of Fame Banquet in Boise recently. Recipients of this award are recognized for their exemplary service to Idaho’s youth. Jerry’s teaching career began in 1977 at Orofino Junior High School. Over the next 34 years he worked as a teacher, coach, and administrator in Orofino. During his tenure he taught physical education, health, history, coached football, basketball and track, and held administrative positions at the elementary and high school levels. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Would you pay more for local meat?
    A majority of the beef and pork Americans get today is processed by just four companies. Fifty years ago, this was not the case: several small, independent meat processors and packers serviced local markets. Growing interest in local food prompted a study by the UI Livestock and Small Farms Project on the feasibility of small-scale meat processing facilities in north Idaho. At the Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council’s Sept. 27 meeting, keynote speaker Darin Saul, Associate Director of the UI Office of Community Partnerships, reported the results of this 14-county study. To read the rest of this article, pleasee subscribee. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Nez Perce Tribe receives Justice Department grant
    United States Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced recently that grants totaling $1,490,108 were awarded to the Nez Perce Tribe and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Idaho to enhance law enforcement practices, and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in four purpose areas, including justice systems planning, violence against women, juvenile justice, and tribal youth programs. The Nez Perce Tribe was awarded $359,667 for its Tribal Youth Program and $450,000 for its Children’s Justice Act Partnership Program. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes’ was awarded $680,411 for its Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program.
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  • Letter to the Editor - Theresa Lashly
    I see there is another “Dig for a Cure” event this year. I wanted to take time to thank all who put this event on last year. I was one of the women who received a mammogram (for the first time), which I would never have been able to have done, due to no health insurance and the cost being so high. To read the rest of this article, pleaseTo read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Karate students participate in Quest of Champions Tournament
    Students from the When-to-fight Martial Arts dojo in Orofino participated in the Quest of Champions Tournament, an IOGKF sanctioned regional tournament hosted by Steven and Tami Smith of Valley Karate School that was held at the Lincoln Middle School in Clarkston on Saturday, Sept. 29. The tournament, which drew Traditional Goju-ryu practitioners from all over the Northwest region, was a first for the students of the When-to-fight school, which opened its doors in October 2011. When-to-fight student Carson Sellers showcased the effects of his dedicated training by winning First Place in the Point Sparring competition and taking the Second Place trophy in the Kata division. Kolby Vaughn, who also competed in the Kata competition, earned an Honorable Mention medallion with a nice rendition of the Gekisai-Dai Ichi form. Lee Woolsey, instructor at the When-to-fight school, also competed in the advanced division, taking First Place in the Points Sparring and a Second Place finish in the Advanced Weapons Kata competitions. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Connecting the pieces during Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    Have you noticed purple ribbons tied to trees, telephone poles, signs, and other items in your community? The YWCA has promoted a domestic violence awareness campaign during the month of October for the last several years. This year Personal Violence Task Force members are helping Connect the Pieces and participating in the campaign. This is the time to make a commitment to end domestic violence and keeping women and children safe. Every agency, church, community group, school, and individual is a piece of the puzzle. Purple ribbons and ribbon stakes are a visible gesture of support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Wear purple during this month to show your support. Orofino High School students will be hanging purple ribbons around town. Orofino Police Department, Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office vehicles will all have purple ribbon car magnets that say “End Domestic Violence.”  To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Vehicle collides with cougar
    Leonard Eckman, 68, of Orofino was driving on Highway 12 and collided with a cougar, according to Orofino Police Department (OPD). OPD received a report of the accident at 1:56 a.m. Tuesday morning. It occurred near Transfer Station Road. Eckman was traveling west on Highway 12 in the left through lane when the cougar ran out into the roadway. According to OPD, Eckman stated that the cougar entered the roadway from the right side of the road and ran directly into his lane of travel. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Maniacs mauled by Tigers 53-8
    The Orofino Maniacs had another long road trip Friday traveling to Ontario, OR. But the bus ride home was even longer. After a big win at 3A, Bonners Ferry the week before, the Maniacs felt they had become a lot better team and were ready to take on just about anybody, even a 4A opponent like the Tigers. Orofino’s only score came late in the third quarter on a 15 yard Drake Kuykendall pass to Marcus Knapik. Tanner Schwartz pulled down a Kuykendall toss for the two-point conversion. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Letter to the Editor: Orofino Pool Committee
    During this year’s Lumberjack Days activities, the Orofino Pool Committee placed concerted efforts on raising awareness and funds for the Orofino pool project. As in years past, committee members received positive response from citizens, while also receiving questions about the status of the project, the organizational structure, and progress. The committee appreciates this feedback and interest and is excited to share this update. Foremost, over the last year the project has made significant progress. The decision was made to transition from a recreation center to a pool facility. This allows the project to be handled in a manner which adopts a phased system, one which is more economically feasible and allows for an assessment period prior to further development. Initial construction will institute a zero-entry pool, pump-house, locker rooms, and outdoor recreational use area. A conceptual rendering is on display at Camas Financial and Lewis Clark Credit Union.
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  • Harlem Ambassadors Tour is coming to town
    The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Orofino for a game at Orofino High School on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. The Ambassadors feature non-stop laughs and deliver a positive message for kids wherever the Ambassadors play. “At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” Coach Ladè Majic said. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Curb Appeal award winners in Orofino
    The City of Orofino Beautification Committee kicked off its first annual Curb Appeal contest this year. Mayor Smathers presented awards to Jill Woolsey, of Brookside Landing, for winning the Best New Curb Appeal; to Paul and Candi Lang, winners of the Best Business Curb Appeal, and to Rocky and Mandy Barlow for the Best Existing Curb Appeal award for 2012. Smathers said the contestants demonstrated that they take a great deal of pride in their homes and city and are very deserving of recognition. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Fraser news
    On Thursday, Sept. 27 we tackled the job of picking our pears. It is a good thing Steve is great at handling the JD tractor with the loader attachment. It provided the perfect solution for reaching all the fruit. Three hours later both trees were picked clean. This was another abundant year and, thank goodness, there were neighbors who wanted to take some fruit off our hands. Shirley Lutes reminded me of a method her mother, Bertys Smolinski, used to ripen a box of pears. She covered the box with a blanket and the whole box ripens at the same time. This is a good method when there are a lot of pears to process. The ones that are still green can ripen at a slower pace if they are kept cool.
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  • Pierce news
    Save the Date: Oct. 13, for the Bald Mountain Motocross Race in partnership with the Orofino Motorcycle Club. The Ski Club will also be drawing winners for the Ski Hill insurance fundraiser after the motocross race. Have you gotten your tickets? Prizes include: Nightforce Scope, $300 gift certificate to S&S Foods, a one night stay for two at Syringa’s Wilderness Rim Rentals, handcrafted quilt and a case of 5-30 oil. Tickets are available at S&S Foods, Pierce; Potlatch #1 Federal Credit Union, Orofino and with several volunteers in our communities, or contact Chris 208-827-0845. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Nancy Cahill and her Dad, Ken Chapman, traveled to Utica, MT to attend the wedding of Dan and Jessica (Rogers) Brown. Dan is the son of Jane and Larry Brown, Ken’s daughter and son-in-law. Jessica is the daughter of Mark and Shirley Rogers of Utica, MT. The couple was married on the ranch in Utica where Jessica grew up. Nancy says it was a beautiful outdoor wedding. Dan and Jessica now live at Priest Lake. Nancy described their travels, “After the wedding we traveled to Clear Lake, MT where dad was born. We spent the night in Plentywood, and the next day toured several places that dad remembered as a youngster.”
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  • Sportsmen's Report for October 4
    The regular deer season opens Oct. 10 in many parts of Idaho.  In some areas, a regular deer tag allows hunters to take either mule deer or white-tailed deer. A white-tailed deer tag allows hunters to take only a white-tail. Many areas across the state also offer antlerless youth hunt opportunities, but check the 2012 big game rules brochure carefully for the areas where youth hunts are open.

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