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In your opinion, is the NFL doing enough to stop the alleged domestic violence committed by its players?

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  • Down with the old, up with the new
    A bright new sign atop the old Woodlot Café and Tavern went up last Thursday, depicting the new name that will soon be on everyone’s tongue for the place serving the famous Lumberjack and Lumberjill hamburgers. That name is the Northfork Café. The Northfork Café will fill the void that everyone has felt since the old Woodlot closed last February. Deb Brown, the sole owner of the café, has been working tirelessly since Aug. 1, with the help of several friends, completely refurbishing and bringing the old café up to code, and making it a state of the art family gathering place.
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  • City Council moves forward with plans for a Splash Pad
    Orofino City Council members and staff met for their regular meeting held Sept. 23. In addition to a public hearing for a variance application, the evening’s agenda included staff members’ reports pertaining to fair days, progress of the work at the Rex Theatre, and an offer on behalf of the city staff to assist the council in moving forward with city’s plans for the proposed Splash Pad. Administrator Rick Laam reported to the council that he would be attending the semi-annual Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) meetings throughout the state, to be held in Pocatello, Moscow and Boise, from the evening of Oct. 6 through Oct. 10. Laam also noted that at the recent staff meeting there had been an in depth discussion of the city’s proposed Splash Pad. Laam said he believed that it would be beneficial to plan ahead, “even though we don’t have funds at this point, we’d like to get a head start on the project. Perhaps the staff could help put together a working draft to discuss at the council’s future work sessions. Details such as the cost, location, funding, maintenance and the type of structure need to be identified. We now have two or three council members spearheading the project, but is there something that the staff could do to assist the project?”
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  • WPC handyman recalls 'ultimate handyman team'
    Bob Vannoy is a retired Boeing engineer, now in Greenville, SC, shared this memory of ths Cavendish Methodist Church, near where he grew up as son of Ocie and Helen Bryant Vannoy in the September Senior Circle for the Senior Adult Ministry at Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC). He writes: At WPC, as most of you know, we have a handyman team. There are about 10 volunteers in this group, and along the way we have been privileged to help a number of people. The jobs range from changing light bulbs to building a wheelchair ramp. We usually travel in twos, and really look forward to the opportunity to help seniors in the church. We cannot paint your house or put on a new roof, but simple handyman jobs are our specialty. Now to the story of the ultimate handyman team: I grew up in Cavendish, Idaho, a small farming and logging community in the northern part of the state. During the mid-30s, the community was growing, and land was being cleared for new farms. The nearest churches were about 20 miles away over steep and crooked roads. It was right in the midst of the Depression and raising money for a church was out of the question. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Moonlite Magic Ladies Shop Hop Saturday
    The first annual Moonlite Magic Ladies Shop Hop in downtown Orofino will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will feature 25 participating vendors and merchants, with some of the merchants and vendors donating a portion of their proceeds to the Cindy Grimm fund. There will also be a drawing for a gift basket, with money raised going to the fund. Tickets for the drawing can be purchased at Krystal Café. The event will have gifts, a grand prize, shopping, drawings, drinks, food, chocolate and lots of fun. There will also be a Vendor Punch-card, with completed cards being eligible for the grand prize. Punch cards need to be returned to Krystal Café by 7:15 p.m. the night of the event. You can pick up your punch card and directions at Krystal Café at 3:55 p.m. that day. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Upper Grangemont road closure extended to Oct. 6
    The road construction closure in effect on upper Grangemont Road has been extended from Monday, Sept. 29, to Monday, Oct. 6, according to a news release from Debco Construction and Western Federal Lands. The closure is due to ongoing road construction near milepost 19. The road will be closed completely seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to allow for the corner realignment project and paving
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  • ICARE continues to grow
    The local area organization that financially helps cancer patients, ICARE, continues to provide benefits to those who are actively undergoing treatment. Several things have taken place since our last update. We are saddened by the recent loss of one of our Board of Directors, Barbara Opdahl of Pierce. She was a great mentor and inspiration to many. She will certainly be missed at ICARE. The numbers have changed significantly and the group has now helped 133 people and issued $59,400.00! One thing that remains the same is the fact that we continue to have 100% volunteer leadership and management. When people support ICARE, their contributions go directly to help those in need.
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  • Maniacs shut out the Panthers
    The Orofino Maniacs traveled to Asotin, WA to face the Panthers for Asotin’s Homecoming Sept. 26. The Maniacs prevented Asotin from gaining any type of momentum in the game. For Orofino it was a night a rushing the ball with a passing play here and there throughout the entire game. The Maniacs dominated time of possession, building a 14-0 lead in the first half that grew to three possessions early in the third quarter. During the first quarter Tyler Schwartz burst in from the one yard line with 7:06 left in the quarter to start the game off 8-0 Orofino after Josh Walker’s successful run on the conversion. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Lady Maniacs split league tri-match
    On Sept. 27 the Orofino Lady Maniacs traveled to St. Maries for their first Central Idaho League tri-match with St. Maries and Coeur d’Alene Charter. Orofino’s first match of the day was against the St. Maries Lumberjacks even though the scores only had a two point difference the Maniacs we on the wrong side of it, collecting their first season and league loss 24-26, 23-25 and 25-27. Courtney Adams set the pace for the Maniacs with three kills and two aces during the first match. Meanwhile Jordynn Schwartz led the Maniacs with 15 digs. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Timberline comes up short against the Deary Mustangs
    The Timberline Spartans at their Homecoming Sept. 26 faced off against the Deary Mustangs in a White Pine League match-up. The Mustangs came out on top beating, the Spartans 0-18. Timberline’s next game will be on Friday, Oct. 3, at Lakeside.
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  • Pierce All School Reunion in 2015
    The next All School Reunion will be held in Pierce during 1860 Days Aug. 7-8, 2015. Registration information will be sent out at the end of December this year to mid-January 2015. We are in the process of contacting as many people as possible. The reunion invitation is extended to anyone that has lived or does live “on the hill” and would like to attend and renew old friendships. Dig out your old pictures, albums, sweaters and jackets. We will have different displays of hometown memorabilia in the Pierce Community Center.
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  • Studded tires legal on Idaho's highways beginning Oct. 1
    Drivers can once again use studded tires on Idaho roadways beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. Idaho state law allows the use of studded tires Oct. 1-April 30 each year. Driving with studded tires outside of that timeframe is a non-moving equipment violation with a fine of $67, according to the Idaho State Police. Because studded tires can damage Idaho highways, drivers are encouraged to use non-studded traction tires or delay the use of studded tires until necessary. Studded tires are snow tires with small metal cleats embedded in the tread for greater traction. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Johnson Bar Fire at 65 percent containment
    The Johnson Bar Fire jumped from 55 to 65 percent containment last week, after holding at 55 percent for several weeks. As of Sept. 30 the fire was 13,261 acres. A local Type 4 organization is in place. The Incident Command Post is located at the Fenn Ranger Station, and the fire camp is located at Johnson Bar Campground.  Fire crews completed a burnout Sept. 25 from the top of Lodge Creek down to the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River. The completed line will stop any further spread of the fire toward Syringa. Hose lays and sprinklers are still in place along control lines. The operation is supported by a 10 person IA crew and local engines. Crews are monitoring the fire. Smoke produced by the burn out is diminishing daily and is not expected to impact the highways further. The team is working closely with Idaho Department of Transportation.
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  • Down Memory Lane
    40 Years Ago - Burglars broke into the Nezperce Rochdale grain elevator office at Greer and took about $200 in cash. Entry was made through the back door. Three Orofino businesses were burglarized over the weekend, too. Thieves entered Hanson Garage through a back window, Ideal Café through the roof, and through the men’s room of the Headquarters Bar. The burglars took about $75 from these establishments. 50 Years Ago - Francis L. Campbell, 43, was found dead near a chipper bin at the L. Cardiff Mill at Pierce a few days ago. Larry Smith, millwright, found the body while searching for Campbell, who had gone missing. A physician determined that Campbell, who had been employed at the mill for just a week, had apparently suffered a heart attack.To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Letter to the Editor - Grateful to live in Orofino
    I just wanted the whole community of Orofino to know the kind of people that live in our wonderful, little, rural Idaho town. I lost my keys near the main intersection of town on Thursday evening, Sept. 25. After retracing my steps four times, I gave up frustrated and went home. Ticked at myself all evening, I finally gave it to the good Lord so that I could get some sleep before going back to resume my search the next day. I was led to call the Orofino Police Department and was told some keys were found and I would need to go to the sheriff’s office to give them a description. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Fraser news
    Linda Beard reported their bee hives have done well this summer, they harvested 4½ gallons of honey. The Beards have a cider press and they are looking forward to processing their apples into cider. Linda’s son Matt Klein celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sept. 27, he drove up to the ranch and spent a day with them. Matt is now enrolled in classes at the University of Idaho. Their granddaughter Ellie Cape will turn four years old on Oct. 23, she and grandma Linda gave started planning her birthday party over the telephone.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    The community is invited to come and watch the local kids play soccer every Saturday through the month of October at the Weippe Mini Park -rain or shine. Games begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 noon. Bring a lawn chair and come cheer on the kids! They have all come a long way and it's so much fun to watch them play! Mark your calendars! THS will be playing their last home game on Friday, Oct. 10! The Spartans are having a great season with a record of three wins and two losses! The players really appreciate it when the town comes out to get loud and cheer them on. Don't forget your coats and blankets-it's been getting pretty chilly up there on the field!To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Pierce news
    We are proud to inform you that we will be having the 5th Annual Dig for a Cure at the Orofino Junior Senior High School gymnasium Oct. 2. This year the matchup will be against the Timberline Spartans! This is an event that the high school volleyball team is very excited to present for our community! It will be at 6 p.m. Last year’s proceeds benefited many different people. In the past three families were awarded with a gift of $1,500 each. ICARE (Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort) was given $5,000. They help donate to residents of the Clearwater valley, area who are actively receiving treatment for cancer, to pay for transportation and other needs. Money was donated to assist individuals with the cost of mammograms and pap smears.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for October 2

    The regular deer season opens Oct. 10 in most regions 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 a hunter to take only a white-tail. Many areas across the state also offer antlerless youth hunt opportunities, but check the 2014 big game rules brochure carefully for the areas where youth hunts are open.

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