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Wow, what a great Sunday morning! Our guest speaker Sunday was Bob Stiffler, accompanied by his wife, Liz.

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Come along with Beth Moore on a journey through Genesis 12-50. The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob - Bible Study Book by Beth Moore provides a personal study experience five days a week for this in-depth women’s Bible study of. Discover God’s pursuit of a relati…

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“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” – Jim Hanson

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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office report, on Thursday, Sept. 12 at approximately 10:22 a.m., Clearwater County Sheriff Chief Deputy, Mitch Jared, responded to a two vehicle accident near mile post 46, Highway 12.

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STATEWIDE, Idaho – As the weather starts to cool and fire conditions decrease, please don’t be complacent about the importance of fire prevention and safety.  Recreationists continue to enjoy public lands during the fall, appreciating brisk mornings and warm afternoons, but the potential to …

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The Senior Center at 930 Michigan Ave. in Orofino will be the venue for a very special occasion this Friday, Sept. 20. Friends and family are invited to join Cliff Smith in celebrating his 100th birthday from 3 to 5 p.m.

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The general membership meeting for the Orofino Chamber of Commerce took place Sept. 3, as all the finishing touches were discussed for the upcoming Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days.

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It’s another fine day here on the top of the hill and I hope all is well with everyone out there! We had another exciting home game this week for our volleyball girls. Junior varsity fought the good fight and gave it all until the bitter end but had to admit defeat against Logos.

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A hearing for Timberline School Athletic Gate Fee was held just prior to the Joint District #171 Trustee meeting held at Timberline Sept. 16.

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Idaho gas prices have risen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 9.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 46.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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Class members in attendance are: Front row (l to r): Patty Marsh Conroy, Leila Nejdl Crockett, Shirley Harvey Meyer, Connie Arvish Amburn, Marcia Powell Searle, Margie Jo Medlock Wylie, Julie Fine Burkey, Luanne Sutton Naccarini , Vickie Reece Johnson, Jean Fagan Shawver, Kay Dixon Neumayer,…

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Do you know how we are to strengthen our faith? Sometimes folks say, “I wish I had faith like…” or “she has more faith than I do.” Sometimes it seems like some have more faith than others but it is more a matter of some having a stronger faith. The Bible says “God hath dealt to every man the…

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According to a Washington State Patrol report, Sally A. Kelly, 72, of Peck, was transported to a hospital after being involved in a wreck near Pasco Thursday, Sept. 12.

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The Salmon River is one of the wildest and cleanest rivers in the world. To keep it that way, all river users are required to carry out human waste (feces) in portable toilets that can be dumped and cleaned at approved disposal facilities. To provide a user friendly and sanitary way to dispo…

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On the evening of Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. the Fraser 4-H club held a meeting. We briefly talked about the flag take down from the previous month. With fair coming up from the Sept. 12 to Sept. 15 of this month there were many things to discuss. 

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Sept. 4 asked a federal court to let it join a federal lawsuit regarding black bear baiting on national forest lands in Idaho and Wyoming to defend its authority to regulate hunting activities without additional federal regulations.  Filings were submitt…

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Idaho Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo joined a bipartisan group of Western senators in introducing legislation to reauthorize the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to provide long-term financial security for rural counties.

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Deer hunters have a lot to look forward to this season, but standing in a long line waiting to buy a tag should not be one of them. Fish and Game is anticipating high volumes of sales immediately before the opening day on Oct. 10. By buying tags early, hunters can avoid the last-minute rush. 

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The 2019 Clearwater County 4-H Fitting, Showing and Quality awards were presented Friday at the Orofino Fairgrounds during the Clearwater County Fair.

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The Clearwater County 4-H Awards presentation was held at the 4-H Livestock Barn. Award recipients are, back row, (l to r), are Cami Henderson, Brittney Krahn, Alia Coil-Defoe, Sam Naden, Macoy Boyer, Breyer Boyer and Ava Goetz. Front row, Danielle Brabandt, Jil Brown, Alina Paul, Ella Goetz…

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The OCI Big Parade was held Saturday in Orofino with a large crowd lining the streets to watch the 72nd annual event. Results are as follows:

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I have been living in a world of “if I would’ve known” lately. If I would ‘ve known our outing to Lewiston for dinner and a movie this spring was going to be our last, I would have lingered a little longer over our meal together, visiting just a little more, and recollecting happy memories. …

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The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are honored to host the Smokey Bear Historic Portrait Tour exhibit at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center from Sept. 16 through Sept. 29. The exhibit will be open for public viewing during regular business hours, daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m, Pacific Ti…

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Candidates running for City Council in the Nov. 5 elections were publicized at the Orofino City Council held Sept. 10. Mayor Ryan Smathers runs unopposed, as four new candidates join incumbents Jennifer Dunaway and Josh Tilley for three open positions. Challengers are Jon Isbelle, Gerald “Gu…

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The Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA) responded to one human caused fire in Cedar Canyon during the previous week.

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The class of 54 will be having lunch at Krystal Café on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome.

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Books are adding so much enrichment to my life since I broke a bone on each side of my ankle/foot. Seven screws on one side, two screws in the heel, and learning to walk all over again.

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The 2019 OCI Championship log load trophy was presented at the OCI Auction on Saturday. Shown (l to r) are Billie Lee, OCI co-auction chairperson; Jonathan Walker and Aaron Walker of Walker Enterprise; and Tammy Davis, OCI co-auction chairperson. The log load was hauled by Walker Enterprise,…

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A 13-year-old Orofino boy is recovering from injuries he sustained following an accident during Saturday’s parade in Orofino. The boy, who is hospitalized at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, was run over by a truck during the Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days parade.