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November 21Poll Results
Shutdown or Affordable
Care Act

Which recent government fiasco do you find more upsetting: the government shutdown, or the Affordable Care Act’s many problems?

21% The government shutdown. (15)
47% The Affordable Care Act. (33)
29% They are equally upsetting! (20)
  3% I can’t decide. (2)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • DUI suspicion leads to drug bust
    A driver pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) was arrested, along with his passengers, on several drug-related charges Saturday, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). At approximately 7 p.m. Nov. 16, a CCSO deputy stopped a vehicle on suspicion of impaired driving. The stop was made near mile marker 44 on Highway 12, which is right near the Orofino bridge. The vehicle’s driver, Keith A. Sarbacher, provided his driver’s license and told the deputy his driving was not influenced for any reason, according to CCSO. One of the passengers was identified as Joshua A. Bashaw, an individual with several active arrest warrants.
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  • Pregnant 19-year-old found deceased
    Schreline S. McIntosh, 19, of Orofino, was found deceased at a residence on Vista Avenue in Orofino last Wednesday, according to a news release from Orofino Police Department (OPD). McIntosh was approximately nine months pregnant. Officers discovered McIntosh after receiving a report at 12:24 p.m. Nov. 13 of an unresponsive female at the residence. OPD, along with a sheriff’s office deputy and Orofino ambulance, responded to the scene, and determined the female, later identified as McIntosh, was deceased. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy to hold open house Dec. 4
    Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy (IYCA) will be holding an open house Wednesday, Dec. 4, 3 to 7 p.m. The address is 117 Timberline Drive. Join them for an on-site open house to learn how IYCA can help the state’s young people achieve their goals, and put them on the right track for a successful future. The inaugural class begins Jan. 14. Applications are accepted on-site.
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  • Free concert with the Casey MacGill Trio
    Clearwater Community Concert Association presents a free concert with the Casey MacGill Trio Friday, Nov. 22, in Orofino. A matinee performance will be held at the Senior Citizens Center on Michigan Ave. at 11:15 a.m., with the evening performance starting at 7 p.m. at the Orofino High School. Casey MacGill performs music that swings - Nat "King" Cole Trio meets the Mills Brothers - Fats Waller meets Fats Domino - Slim Galliard meets Fred Astaire. It is American music of many decades and no decade in particular, all happening at the same time, woven into a seamless, beautiful whole. At the core of his sound are his band's sometimes sweet, sometimes rough-hewn three-part harmony vocals and a piano-ukulele-bass-and-drums rhythm section that swings in a variety of textures. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Your Health Idaho public information meeting
    Beginning Jan. 2014, most Americans over the age of 18 will be required to carry a health insurance plan. Some Idahoans already have health insurance provided through their job or receive Medicare benefits. For everyone else you will be required to buy a plan. Choosing a health plan can be complicated. Your Health Idaho is coming to Orofino on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. to help you get to know and understand Idaho’s Health Insurance Marketplace. The presentation will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building at 330 Michigan Avenue.
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  • Tickets are on sale now for CVHC's Celebration the Season
    If you have never before attended Clearwater Valley’s Hospital’s Celebrate the Season event, make this year your first and get your tickets today! Only 200 tickets are sold and this event typically sells out. 2013 will mark Celebrate the Season’s seventeenth year. The proceeds from this event go to support the new Clearwater Valley Clinic. “This year we are working on adding some new and different vacation packages to the live auction, while keeping crowd favorites such as the life long Life Flight membership,” says Lenne Bonner, Interim CEO and Celebrate the Season Committee member. The event will once again be held at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Orofino's annual Christmas Festival
    Orofino on Friday, Dec. 6 will usher in the holiday season with the annual Christmas Festival. The public is invited to enjoy the following events: Friday, Dec. 6, Old Fashioned Light Parade, 5:30 p.m. - People light the streets of downtown Orofino every year for this spectacular event, which features decorated floats, cars, trailers, and Orofino’s Grand Clauses, Joe and Bernie Pippenger. If you want to participate, sign up at LCCU before Dec. 6. Annual Live Nativity Scene, 5 to 8 p.m. – The live nativity is held at the corner of C Street and Michigan Avenue on the old junior high lawn. Please stop by and let your kids see the wonder and beauty of this great display! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Letter to the Editor - Susan Hurst
    The City of Pierce is once again showing its hate and shamelessness towards residents. The have issued a full out attack on cats and their owners. Under ordinance number 298, your cats are not allowed to leave your property, make any noise, make any odor, or basically be alive, unless of course they are restricted to the inside of your home. So, if your cat has been an inside/outside cat for 10 years, which mine have, are fixed and have flea regiments applied monthly, etc., we are now to force these cats who have had freedom for 10 years to now be locked up as if they have committed some heinous crime. Why? Because of certain business owners and individuals who hate cats and wish to blame anything and everything on them. Recently an individual stepped out of a bar and stepped in some feces and immediately blamed cats for this, not the raccoons in our town that wreak havoc everywhere. These same individuals blamed the cats when their uncovered garbage cans were being gotten into. Not once did they consider the raccoons or the dogs that individuals allow to roam free without a leash, even though that is against the rules of the city of Pierce. No, it had to be the cats.
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  • Thanksgiving community dinner at St. Theresa's
    A Thanksgiving dinner will be held at the St. Theresa’s Church Little Flower Room, Thursday, Nov. 28, from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. This annual dinner is held to provide a nice traditional meal, and companionship. Roasted turkey, dressing, vegetables, potatoes, and gravy will be supplied. Those who are able, please bring a side dish to share, such as salads, dessert, rolls, etc., enough for 6-12 persons. If you are planning to attend please call St. Theresa’s church office (208) 476-5121, from 9 a.m. to noon, or anytime to leave a message, with the number of guests. This is important in order to have enough food on hand as well as set-up of tables. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 6A.

  • Cub Scout Corner
    The Cub Scouts of Pack 536 are excited to introduce our new bimonthly installment of Cub Scout Corner! We appreciate the opportunity to share with the community the activities and achievements of our scouts. With Election Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving all taking place during the month of November, it is no surprise that several activities this past month have been focused on citizenship and helping others. On Nov. 2, Cub Scouts went door to door handing out bags for the annual Scouting for Food campaign. Those same bags were gathered up by Boy Scouts the following Saturday. The purpose of this program is to collect canned goods for our local food bank. The scouts appreciate your donation, but sometimes they miss a house, both handing out bags and picking them up. If they miss you or you live out of town and would like to participate, please drop off your items at the food bank, give your bag to a scout, or call 208-476-3568.
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  • Mendenhall pleads innocent to murder charge
    Tara R. Mendenhall, of Elk City, was able to offer a plea last week to the charge of second-degree murder in the death of Lora K. Vandenburg, also of Elk City. Mendenhall was to be arraigned in District Court Dec. 6 but Judge John Stegner of Moscow was in Grangeville last week on unrelated matters and allowed Mendenhall the chance to offer a plea charge. Mendenhall pleaded innocent last week in connection with the death of Vandenburg. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Great response to Stuff the Bus
    The third annual KLER Radio/Key Club of Orofino High School Stuff the Bus was again a huge success! Last weekend, KLER staff, along with members of the Kiwanis Key Club, set up their bus at local grocery stores Glenwood IGA and Barney’s Harvest Foods, encouraging people to purchase an extra item or two for donations to Orofino’s food banks. “We heard from each of the food banks that there are times food supplies become dangerously low as they try to serve Orofino residents who have fallen on tough times,” said Jeff Jones, manager of KLER Radio. “It takes a community to help us all, and once again the generosity of the people who live here came through. There’s no way possible we fill this bus without the help of all our neighbors, who feel an obligation to those people who find themselves in need.”
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  • From this Chair
    Could this be the chance for a career in the newspaper business? Time will tell. We started Monday training a new employee at the Clearwater Tribune. She is Tabby Haskett, a 2012 graduate of Orofino High School. I told Marcie, “I’m worried she is too young and won’t stay long.” Marcie reminded me that’s what I said about Andrea Dell when she started here in 1999. Fresh out of college, Andrea was 19 when we hired her and in the past 14 years she has became a star employee at the paper. Except for Marcie, Andrea knows more about the paper now than anyone else in here. We value her abilities. I thought back to some of the other young females we’ve hired and trained the past 30 years who have moved on to become talented, successful newspaper people. One of these was Susie Ingle, who as a young woman interned at the Kamiah Clearwater Progress when we owned that paper and later at the Clearwater Tribune. After leaving here in the mid 1980’s she went to work at the Lewiston Tribune and became editor of the Lewiston Tribune’s Northwest section and writer of the popular column The Edge.
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  • Have a question? Ask Orofino's mayor
    Orofino Mayor Ryan Smathers will begin answering readers’ city government questions in a new column to be featured in the Clearwater Tribune. The column will appear once a month, giving our community not only an opportunity to inquire, but to learn from each others’ answers. Send your question to Clearwater Tribune,   P.O. Box 71, Orofino, ID 83544 or via email to cleartrib@cebridge.net. You may sign your name or remain anonymous.
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  • Pierce news
    Congrats to Marissa Supak, the winner of the “How Many Marbles in the Jar” at the Studio 205 on the night of Trick or Treat. Marissa guessed 617, the closest guess of all, and there were 671 marbles in the jar. Marissa received the $10 bill. Thanks to all who put their guess into the jar. There is always next year! The 34th Annual Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We have some new vendors and also returning favorites, with something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. The Community Center will have its $1 table so that the little ones can pick out a few gifts too! Two tables are available for $13 (center table). Our wall tables are already sold out! If you need to rent space please call 464-2443 to make arrangements. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Fraser news
    Imagine opening the door to the Fraser Community Center and have the aroma of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner tantalize your taste buds. One of the hostesses had arrived early to build a fire in the wood stove so the building would be warm and comfortable when everyone arrived. Could there be any better way to celebrate the beginning of this holiday season? We have the three hostesses to thank for decorating the tables with baskets filled with fall leaves and pumpkins and for preparing the turkey, stuffing, gravy, ham, potatoes and rolls. Blanche Kinney, Sally Marks and Donna Brown had everything set up when the members and their families arrived. This year we were honored to have Kathy and Cliff Knott, Sandy Linvile, Nancy Ann Stanfill and Eileen Bristol join in on the festivities. It was great to have Mary Cochrell with us again; Mary was a long time member of the club before she and her late husband Roy moved to Lewiston. Mary stopped at Jean Bennett’s home in Lenore and the two traveled up to the dinner together. Sally Marks started the dinner off with several trivia questions which ended with the question “How many people say a prayer before sitting down to eat”? Then she led everyone in a prayer of thankfulness.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    I would like to send heartfelt condolences to the McIntosh, Willis, and Easom families following the very unfortunate and untimely passing of Schree McIntosh. The hilltop communities have lost a very special young lady as well as the unborn son that she was carrying. Schree graduated with my oldest daughter, Audrey, in 2012 and I was able to watch her grow up for much of her life. I am saddened by this event and was considering not including this message, as it is my 'motto' to only report good news. However, I feel led to share and to encourage the family and friends of Schree. She will be greatly missed. “Do not regret growing older, which is a privilege denied to many.” - Unknown. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Sportsmen's Report for November 21
    The 2014 licenses, tags and permits go on sale at 12:01 a.m. MST, Sunday, Dec. 1. Nonresidents can buy licenses, deer and elk tags beginning Sunday, Dec. 1. Residents also can buy 2014 hunting licenses starting Sunday, and they can buy a receipt for deer and elk tags, which don't go on sale until after deer, elk and pronghorn controlled hunt drawings.

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