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December 13 Poll Results
Health Insurance Exchange
Do you agree with Idaho Governor Otter’s decision to opt for a state-based insurance exchange?

11% Yes, I think it’s a good idea. (6)
16% No, he should let the federal government handle it. (9)
24% It depends on how it’s implemented. (13)
49% I’d rather all government entities stayed out of the health insurance issue. (27)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Back when a 6C license plate cost $7.50
    “Independent and headstrong” is how she describes herself as a child. “The only times I ever got spanked were when I sassed my mom,” said Cloann Wilkins-McNall, a little sprout who grew up on the Kansas/Colorado border. “Sometimes, with mom, I knew it was something I had to say even though I knew I was going to get paddled,” she confessed.  Cloann was the middle child, growing up between two brothers. She maintains that living with her older brother Bryce, and always trying to compete with him, was good life experience. “He liked to challenge me with words and situations. He wanted to see if I could outsmart him, which I could never do, because he was very intelligent,” she said. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 4A.

  • Wood stove fire damages mobile home Tuesday
    A wood stove fire caused approximately $5,000 damages Tuesday afternoon to a double wide mobile home in a court just off 142nd St. in Riverside. The house belonged to Butch and Frances Cook. She came home and discovered the fire. There were no injuries said Mike Lee, Orofino Volunteer Dept. Fire Chief. The fire occurred at around 1:45 p. m. Tuesday in the double wide located in space 12 at Clearwater Trailer Park. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Maniac Mudd Ball raises money for local charities
    Late in September a few people began discussing two of Orofino’s many charitable organizations, Christmas 911 and ICARE, and what they could do to raise money and help them. Maniac Mudd Ball was formed, and by mid-November there were four teams rolling around in the mud at Orofino City Park. Mudd Ball’s idea came from the very successful Blizzard Ball that happens annually in Missoula Montana. It’s basically a softball game, but instead of using a regular softball, a larger dodge ball is pitched. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Tammy Carey Pippenger crowned National High Point Champion
    Recently in Amarillo, TX, Tammy Carey Pippenger was crowned National High Point Champion in the Lady’s 1 Division for the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association. Tammy competed against 422 Lady’s 1 riders throughout the year to win her first title. She was in Texas for three weeks in October where she won the Salado, TX Regional Championships, third at the Vernon, TX nationals, and sixth at the World Championships in Amarillo, TX.
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  • Live music again to be featured at Orofino Community Christmas Dinner
    The Orofino Community Christmas Day Dinner will feature live music again this year.  The Whittens, Richard and daughter, Lauren Whitten-Kaboth, will be joining Marshall Cook and Winter Seibert, who played last year. “We are delighted to have so many talented musicians willing to play for us on Christmas Day,” said organizer, Lynn MacEachern. Also joining the celebration will be the newest member of the Cook clan, three-month-old Wayland Marshall Cook Slinkard, together with Marshall’s daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Jefferson Slinkard from New York City. The free dinner begins at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25 at St. Theresa’s Little Flower Room, 446 Brown Ave. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Brittany Bresnahan wins Voice of Democracy
    Brittany Bresnahan, a senior at Orofino High School, won first place in Orofino in the Voice of Democracy audio essay contest earlier this year. This year’s topic was, “Is the constitution still relevant?” After winning in Orofino, she went districts, and on Dec. 1 was awarded second place for the district level and given a plaque, certificate of merit, medal, and $200. Recently Brittany was interviewed by KLEW at Orofino High School for being an academic all-star with a steady GPA of 3.9. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • VFW Christmas Raffle ends Dec. 21
    The barrel style fountain to be raffled by the VFW Dec. 21 at the organization’s Christmas drawing is on display at Lewis Clark Credit Union, 234 Johnson Ave. Retired SFC Veteran Steven Lee built the barrel, and has built a total of five rustic barrel fountains since coming to Orofino in 2005. Tickets are $1 dollar each, or six for $5 dollars. Other items will be raffled, in addition to the barrel. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Grandad boat ramp signatures needed now
    I am asking for signature letters to be mailed to Terry Perrin, 986 Miles Ave., Orofino ID 83544 or emailed to tdperrin@frontier.com for those people who use, or would use, the camping area and/or boat ramp at Grandad on Dworshak Reservoir. We are trying to generate grant money to improve the boat ramps and access to the water areas.
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  • Missing Weippe hunter found in good health
    A Weippe hunter who had gone missing last week was found in good health Dec. 7, according to a news release from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua Umphenour, 33, of Weippe, left early on Dec. 5 to go hunting. He was reported overdue when he had not returned home early on Dec. 6. As many as 17 search teams, comprised of members of the Clearwater and Idaho County Search and Rescue organizations, as well as Umphenour’s family and friends, were actively involved in the search effort, which began at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 6. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Bovill man injured in snowmobile crash
    A Bovill man, 49-year-old Wesley Wallen, was found Sunday afternoon in the back country after crashing on a snowmobile, according to Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The crash occurred near the Latah/Clearwater County line, near Bob’s Creek. Latah County on Dec. 9 advised CCSO of the injury accident.
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  • OHS student choir puts on Christmas performance
    Christmas came to the Orofino Chamber of Commerce Dec. 5, at the Ponderosa Restaurant. The Orofino High School Choir, led by Kathleen Tetweiller, sang a pleasing selection of Christmas songs for the enjoyment of chamber members and guests. Thank you OHS Choir for this wonderful performance. Elections were held for 2013 chamber board members. The following candidates were elected to the four vacancies: Monica Jones; Ryan Smathers; Cheryl Jones, and Ann Anderson. Congratulations and thank you to those willing to serve. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Letter to the Editor - James Harper
    Most people know how beautiful the Riverside Cemetery is. It’s that way all year long. We all should let Jim Routh know what a great job he does taking care of it. This time of year would be a good time to let Jim know how much you appreciate his work, with a Christmas card thank you.
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  • Eastern Eagles defeat Illinois State 51-35
    The Eastern Washington University Eagles defeated Illinois State Saturday 51-35. This Saturday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m., the Eagles take on Sam Houston State in Cheney. If the Eagles defeat Sam Houston, they head to Frisco, TX to play for the FCS National Championship. Saturday’s game will be televised nationally on ESPN at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and 2 p.m. in the Mountain Daylight Time. Cody McCarthy, despite being injured, had seven tackles, two solos, and several hurries on the quarterback. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Clearwater Human Needs Council to meet Tuesday
    Clearwater Huma Needs Council will hold their annual Christmas potluck meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18 at noon at the Krystal Café. There will be special Christmas entertainment and a report on the activities of the organization in 2012. In November, they held their annual networking and elections meeting. The following were elected as board members for 2013. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Fraser news
    Norma Brand celebrated her 75th birthday on Dec. 7 by having her neighbors, Mike Green and Peggy and Reggie Ball over for dinner at 5:30 p.m. After a dinner of lasagna, garlic bread and a salad, Steve brought out the birthday cake he had ordered from Ronatta’s Cakery and everyone sang Happy Birthday. No candles were placed on the cake; it would have caused a fiery display and melted the frosting. Instead, it was served with vanilla ice cream. It was a fun night and everyone had a good time. The Fraser Community Center was set up for the Ladies Get Together Family Christmas Potluck dinner on Sunday, Dec. 9. Steve Brand took time to light the wood stove so the building would be toasty warm when the decorating crew arrived. Hostesses Donna Brown, Peggy Ball, and Oreta Stuart were joined by Norma Brand for the project. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Lisa reports Santa will be at the Fire Hall Dec. 22 from 10 to 4. Children under 12 can visit with Santa and ride in the fire truck. If you would like to help with this community event by donating candy, call Lisa at 435-4007. She will need candy by Dec. 15 in order to have it bagged and ready for the children. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Pierce news
    I just wanted to send out a "Thank You" to all of those that have helped with our fall events that we have had. We had the Pool Fundraiser and Fall Carnival in October and the Holiday Bazaar this past week. Without the help of our community volunteers these events would not be possible and there are so many to thank for their time, food, donations and help. We are very lucky to have so many supportive people there for us.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for December 13
    It's not too late to bag that Christmas goose. Idaho waterfowl seasons are open through the holiday season and into January, and light goose seasons also are open in February in parts of southern Idaho. Waterfowl hunters must have a valid Idaho hunting license - a 2012 license through the end of December and a 2013 license on Jan. 1 and thereafter. But the federal duck stamps are good through the end of June.

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