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March 21 Poll Results
Sugary Drinks
According to a new study, sugary drinks have been linked to 180,000 deaths per year worldwide. Should this inspire any public policy regarding the consumption or creation of sugary drinks?

5% Yes. I think the beverage industry is out of control. (3)
14% I could support legislation that limits the size of or ingredients in drinks, but not an outright ban. (9)
57% I am troubled by how many sugary drinks are guzzled by consumers, but it’s not the government’s place to regulate these beverages. I would rather we educate people than pass laws. (36)
24% Absolutely not. I like my sugary drinks, and it’s no one’s business but mine. (15)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Meredith Thompson takes first in Seattle organ competition
    Meredith Thompson, of Orofino, successfully competed and won first place in the Quimby Young Organists competition sponsored by the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). The competition was held on March 16 on the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at the Seattle First Baptist Church on Capitol Hill. The contest is open to all pipe organists under 24 years of age. Thompson, who is 17, won the competition by playing three contrasting organ pieces from three different periods. She played a modern piece by Dan Locklair, an 1800's French piece by Dubois called the Fiat Lux, and finished with a Bach prelude and fugue in d minor. In addition, Thompson was required to play hymn for which she chose, What Wondrous Love. Thompson's repertoire was played completely by memory.
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  • Save those pop cans
    The Orofino Community Cleanup is coming on April 27. On that day, or any other time for that matter, pop cans may be taken to Simmons/NADL. Tell them the cans are for the Kiwanis Club. They will send a check to the Kiwanis Club who then sends the money to the Ronald McDonald House in Spokane. Tabs received are also taken to the Ronald McDonald House.
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  • Spartans open with gold
    The Timberline Spartan Track Team opened their season with gold in the first event of the year.  The girls' medley relay team of Morgan Willett, Kassi Jared, Annika Cook, and Lacey Bonner placed first at the Central Idaho Invitational in Lapwai on Saturday, March 16. Jon Syed took first in his 300m hurdle debut, second in the 200m dash, fourth in the 100m dash, and sixth in the long jump. The girls' 4x200m relay team of Kassi Jared, Nichole Foster, Annika Cook, and Morgan Willett took fourth place.  Annika Cook placed fifth in the long jump, and Kassi Jared took eighth in the 800m run. It was an encouraging opener for the Spartans, and they are looking forward to competing in Kamiah this Saturday.
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  • Dodgeball tournament April 11 at OHS
    The second annual Dodgeball Tournament will be held Thursday, April 11 at Orofino High School from 6 to 9 p.m. Register at the OHS office or call 208-476-5557 between now and Thursday,  April 4. Fees are $5 per person. Up to seven people are allowed on a team.
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  • Where have all our children gone?
    This crazy redhead was born in the Old Orofino Hospital. She could be seen following her five older brothers around Orofino Creek. She was Theta Rho Queen two years in a row and was an active member of 4-H and Girl Scouts.  Do you know this mystery child? Last week’s Mystery Child was Dot Strom. Dorothy “Dot” White was born in Orofino and went to school all 12 years in Orofino. She then moved to various states while raising her children. While living in Mississippi hurricane Katrina hit and she decided it was time to go home to Orofino. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Donations needed for injured, paralyzed logger
    New Meadows resident Jake Howard was in a logging accident on Feb. 28, which has left him paralyzed from the waist down. He has additional injuries such as collapsed lungs, fractured shoulder and broken ribs. Due to the resulting injuries he will be in rehabilitation for some time. After that period he will be returning home and that is where we are asking for your consideration in support of any kind. Jake is the husband of Kelsey Olson Howard and son of Mike and Vicki Howard of New Meadows. He is the son-in-law of Arch and Polly Henderson of Orofino and Donnie Olson of Deary.
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  • Chamber Auction brings green to Orofino
    The Orofino Chamber of Commerce 2013 Bring Your Green Chamber Auction happened last Friday, March 15. Chamber Director Stephanie Deyo reports, “We really need to thank our generous volunteers, donors and sponsors.  The Auction was a huge success, with their help we were able to meet and exceed our goals to have our ‘second’ best year ever; without their help this Auction would not have been possible.” The Auction funds will be pumped back into our Community through events and programs such as Orofino’s All American 4th Of July, Orofino’s Christmas Festival and Light Parade, Orofino Chamber Cash and the Chamber’s continued dedication towards keeping Orofino’s economy healthy and alive. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Letter to the Editor: James Claffey
    My dog, Downtown Buster Brown, thought he was a “big shot” after seeing his picture in the Clearwater Tribune. He joined the union, demanded a shorter work day, Obamacare, and equal rights. Also, I wasn’t supposed to call him a “dog,” he was a “Canine American.” He told me that I should “change my ways and look at life from a Canine American’s point of view.” He argued at length about “compensation for Canine Americans because of the many injustices inflicted on them by their masters.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • From this Chair
    The other night at the Orofino Chamber Auction I left early and my daughter, Marcie Stanton was given the Tribune card and instructions from me not to go over a certain amount when bidding. I talked to her later that night and asked how the bidding went. I knew she wanted to bid on the prime rib roast from the Ponderosa. (We like to eat and party.) She said, “I got it for $475,” which exceeded the earlier price we had agreed on. But we quickly decided since it was a donation to the Chamber the bid price was okay. Part of the deal is the Ponderosa will cook it for us whenever we want during this year except for Thanksgiving or Christmas. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Maintenance and Operation Levy additions
    A regular school board meeting took place March 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Orofino High School. A good turnout listened Superintendent Vian’s administrative report and his detailed outline of the proposed $2,285,000 Maintenance & Operation Levy. Vian pointed out the three most critical needs targeted for levy additions: Full time kindergarten at OES, $100,000; Technology updates $150,000; and Staffing $95,000. The current M&O is $1,940,000 for a total of $2,285.000. Vian gave comparisons between other school district levies. On a per student basis, Moscow is at: $4,219, Genesee at $3,108, and Orofino at $1,637 cost. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Josiah James concert set for March 22
    Orofino Community Church is excited to bring a free musical evening to the community on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. when it hosts Josiah James in concert at Orofino High School. Northern California alternative / Indie / Christian music artist Josiah James creates full songs from just his acoustic guitar by using a live looping technique, layering guitar parts, percussion, and even voices to weave amazing soundscapes in real time.  In a live show, it is something to behold. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • No shortage of laughter at donkey basketball tournament
    The second annual Donkey Basketball tournament was enjoyed by all who attended. There was no shortage of laughter or fun! In the first game the Weippe Fire Department team fell to the dominating Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department players. A quick half-time took place and door prizes were given away. The lucky winners were Sheila Barteaux, Zarek Cochrell and Ethan Jared. Half-time also included a donkey meet and greet where all were welcome onto the floor to get up close and visit with the four-legged players. In the second game Timberline students and staff went head to head; it was a good game and the students prevailed in the end. The playoff game between the sheriff’s office and Timberline students was definitely captivating! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Pre-Easter Seder meal next Wednesday
    For Christians throughout the world, the celebration of Palm Sunday this weekend, which commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, ushers in the beginning of Holy Week. Palm Sunday in Christian churches begins with joy and songs of Halleluiah, a remembrance of throngs laying down palm branches before the Lord as he rides astride a donkey into the city. St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, together with members of Ascension Lutheran and United Methodist Churches, will hold their annual Christian Passover Celebration, March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Little Flower Room at 446 Brown Ave. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • It's Girl Scout cookie time
    Girls from local Troop #3719 will be at three Orofino locations this Friday, March 22 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and in Pierce and Weippe on Saturday, March 23 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. They will have a variety of cookies for sale for $4.25 per box. Proceeds from the sales are used to support troop activities throughout the year. Orders locations: Friday, March 22: AmericanWest Bank, Orofino Post Office, and Barney’s Harvest Foods. Saturday, March 23:  S & S Foods, Pierce; and the Weippe Discovery Center, Weippe.
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  • Fraser news
    The Fraser Community Center board held a regular meeting at the center on Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m.  Present were Mike Beard, Marie Armitage, Donna Brown, Cathy Walker and Norma Brand. Discussion was held on what to do about replacing the wood shed. The new windows need inside trim work and the blinds need to be replaced. Painting the building was tabled for this year. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. Keith and Shirley Lutes send Happy Birthday greetings to their grandson Tucker Konkol on March 23. Marie Green sends Happy Birthday greetings to her daughter Wilma on March 26. Happy Birthday greetings go out to Scott Luna on March 27.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    The Weippe City Council met March 11 with Norm Steadman, Ron Larson, Bill Barteaux, Elwin Hutchins, Millie Morris, Caralyn McCollum, David Thomson, Mark Salisbury, Bill Jared, and Frances Micheals in attendance. The different departments made their reports. Ed Berreth reported that he had trapped one dog, the owner came and got the dog out of the trap. David stated the broken fire hydrant has been repaired but still needs concrete put back and some kind of barrier for the fire hydrant. There were four different incidents of water problems. David went to each home owner, spoke with them and resolved the problems. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Pierce news
    The Gem Team is sorting through photos, gathering stories, and finding facts for the Self-Guided Tour of Pierce. The team would appreciate any and all assistance in research as this tour has to be factual and interesting. Please contact Kathy at 208-464-1083 if you have photos, etc. that might be helpful. The Gem Team is getting ready for the annual Pierce Clean-Up Day, Saturday, May 4. The entire town is invited to do a little for Pierce beautification and it's always a nice time for some fresh air. Please contact Rob at 208-464-2736 to take part in this community event. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Sportsmen's Report for March 21
    Attendance at an Idaho Department of Fish and Game wolf trapper education class is required for those wishing to trap wolves in Idaho. The 8-hour class provides students with interactive, hands-on training from experienced, certified, volunteer trapper instructors. The class curriculum includes wolf management, wolf trapping regulations and ethics; wolf habits and behavior; making, rigging, and setting traps and snares; proper care for a wolf; and reporting requirements.

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