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An attitude of gratitude is always obvious. If we are grateful for what God has done for us and given to us, others will see our appreciation of it in everything we do. David gave us a fourfold formula to follow.

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The twelve students of Jesus had seen miraculous results in the lives of people as Jesus came to heal spiritual and physical illnesses. Jesus had even sent these twelve out to perform miracles. When they came back to tell Jesus what they had seen, crowds came and Jesus then taught the people…

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Do you know why the Bible truths are accepted by some and not by others? The Bible says, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the though…

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Last week in my “Life on the home front column”, I wrote about paying it forward and random acts of kindness. A former Clearwater Tribune employee, Tammy Lichti, stopped by the Tribune office last week to tell us about a generous act of kindness occurring in our community.

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On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at 12:30 p.m., there will be a FREE community Thanksgiving meal hosted by St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Orofino Methodist Church.

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Orofino City Council members met Nov. 12, for their regular meeting. In addition to accepting the county’s canvassed results from the election, and adopting a resolution to accept the grant for the airport, council members passed an ordinance to amend Chapter 11 of the Zoning Ordinance.

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Clearwater County Commissioners met with railroad project manager Bruce Lindholm, representing Bountiful Grain-Craig Mountain Railroad (BG-CM) and the Federal Railways Administration (FRA), via conference call Nov. 18, to discuss the latest developments regarding reconstruction of the railro…

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A week has passed since Charles “Nick” and Donna Nickerson and their family were evicted from their property on Neff Road. The family continues to stay on the side of Crow Bench Road overlooking the 50 acre ranch they once called home. As the weather becomes more inclement, an awning helps t…

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Elaine Pelton and Judy Brandt came to the mealsite on Friday. The late Dean Brandt was Elaine Pelton’s brother. Elaine spends the winter in San Antonio, TX.

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Let it Snow is this year’s theme for the Orofino Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Festival, set for Dec. 1 through Dec. 16. The Old Fashioned Lighted Parade will be held Friday, Dec. 6, starting at 6 p.m., beginning at C Street, by the Christian Church. The parade will proceed down Michigan A…

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Trustees for Joint School District #171 gathered at the Timberline School Library Nov. 18. Two executive sessions were held that evening, both pursuant to Idaho Code, I.C. § 74-206(1) b; one was held prior to the meeting, the other before adjourning. The upcoming levy proposal was introduced…

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The community had an opportunity to tour the new North Fork Ranger District office during an Open House Nov. 14. The new office is located next door to the former building and was constructed and leased by Wiggen and Torgerson of Kalispell, MT. Employees moved from the sprawling 30,000 squar…

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Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Find it at Nez Perce National Historical Park’s Beadwork Bazaar. Each year the Spalding Visitor Center fills with dozens of local Nez Perce artisans who demonstrate and sell their art.

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We had a great time for our Veteran Day Celebration with the food booth and bake food sale. We loved hearing the stories from our Veterans of their war time experiences. We fed them hotdogs with chili and nachos, as much as they could eat, for free.

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Clearwater County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission will hold an open public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m., in Courtroom I located in the Clearwater County Courthouse, 150 Michigan Ave.

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Idaho Fish and Game officers are investigating an incident that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 2 near Isabella Road east of Elk River, Idaho. Officers are asking for help locating a red Chevy pickup truck that was seen leaving the area where two moose were killed.

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The Live Nativity is a special part of the Christmas Festival that will take place on Friday, Dec. 6. There will be presentations every 1/2 hour throughout the evening until 8 p.m.

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Pierce’s 40th Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held this Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pierce Community Center. Admission to the Bazaar is FREE and you can join us for the wonderful luncheon of Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup & Salad Bar with 30 or more different salads to choose…

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The Alice Whitman Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hosted its annual observance of Quilts of Valor awards at the Elks Lodge in Lewiston last Saturday with more than 20 recipients of hand-crafted personalized quilts.

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One of the newer businesses to join the Chamber is Clearwater Serenity. The shop offers CBD oils and tinctures, hemp clothing and a variety of teas and baked goods. Local and regional artists are featured throughout with original artwork, jewelry and wood carvings available. Shown (l to r) C…

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Chamber member Scott Taylor, Chamber Executive Director Jordyn Howell, John Needham with ATI Trucking and Values of Merchant Services, past Chamber President Ann Wright, and Chamber Vice President Danny Lund (shown l to r) at the Nov. 6 meeting.

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The Idaho Department of Lands sold Whiskey Branch Timber SZale on Nov. 14 at Orofino. This sale is located within Sections 9, 16 and 17 Township 37N, Range 4E B.M., Clearwater County, State of Idaho, and was purchased by IFG Timber LLC.

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The Idaho Department of Lands sold Blind Elk timber sale on Nov. 14 at Orofino. This sale is located within Sections 14 and 33 Township 38N, Range 6E B.M., Clearwater County, State of Idaho, and was purchased by IFG Timber LLC.

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The Idaho Department of Lands sold Evans OSR timber sale on Nov. 14 at Orofino. This sale is located within Sections 19 and 20 Township 39N, Range 4E B.M., Clearwater County, State of Idaho, and was purchased by Empire Lumber Co.

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Officer Dave Beaver received notification from a sportsman that he had found a whitetail buck shot on Brown’s Ridge Road, eight miles southeast of Weippe, on Thursday, Nov. 7. The buck was a mature 4x4 and was found about 30 yards off the road in a clearcut. It appears that the deer may have…

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It appears I am now the president of a book club. It wasn’t a planned “deal”, it occurred suddenly, after Braylon, one of our twin grandsons, showed me a book he was reading about World War II. He is fascinated with history, former presidents and World War I and World War II stories.

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Family Reading was a success last week with several families participating. Each child that attended received a new book of their choice. We hope to do more of these kind of events in the future once the new expansion is open.

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DISCLAIMER: Compilation of this report requires interpretation and manual data entry. As a result, this report is not a substitute for the actual source documents and the Court cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of all information contained herein.

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Ten veterans whose lives have been touched by war were honored at the VFW Building in Orofino during the Quilts of Valor presentation on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, by the Clearwater Quilters Guild.

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With funding support from Idaho Community Foundation and Weippe Fraser Rec District, and, Labor/equipment donations from 4Stems Custom Builders, Chris Traylor Concrete and gravel donation from PotlatchDeltic the Weippe Community Park Basketball Courts are coming to life.

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Our weather for the month of November has remained in the 40 and 50 degree range during the day. A recent report claimed that the month of October had been the coldest in history. We have wondered if this November will set the record for the warmest days.