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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office report on Saturday, Nov. 16, at approximately 4 a.m., Clearwater County Deputies along with Clearwater County Ambulance and Orofino Fire Department Rescue 3 responded to mile post 52 on Highway 7 for a single vehicle rollover accident. John T…

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Idaho gas prices have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.94/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 15.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 9.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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I see many Facebook posts lately about different things people are thankful for. It is the season of thankfulness, with the Thanksgiving holiday approaching. I have found there are many things in our community to be thankful for, at the top of the list would be the generosity of the people t…

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The Women of St. Theresa would like to thank all of those who participated in their annual Harvest Dinner. You all helped make it an outstanding success.

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Welcome Sun Pest Management - The Orofino Chamber of Commerce welcomed Greg Craber, with Sun Pest Management, to the Orofino Chamber of Commerce. Shown (l to r) are: Chamber member Scott Taylor, Craber, Chamber Executive Director Jordyn Howell, and past Chamber President Ann Wright.

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The class of ’54 members will be meeting for lunch at Krystal Café at 12 noon on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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The life of Ted Trueblood, an outdoor writer and conservationist, will be the topic of a program on Monday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Craigmont Community Hall. This will be presented by his grandson, John Trueblood, a PA in the Craigmont Clinic of St. Mary’s Hospital.

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The annual Christmas Light Parade will be held Friday, 6th in Kamiah. The theme is WHOVILLE. The event is sponsored by Kamiah Volunteer Fire & EMS and the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce. Anyone may enter a lighted float big or small. Information and entry forms are available at www.KamiahCha…

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Fred R. Kuester, a peaceful octogenarian, is a child of the Great Depression of the 1930’s. He has lived interesting experiences throughout his life as he studied and moved in many areas from Alabama to Alaska. Kuester’s careers were as a Forester, a high school teacher, and a professional f…

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Idaho gas prices have risen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.92/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 16.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 15.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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The Clearwater Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) met Thu. Nov. 7, for its monthly meeting, also its annual business meeting and election of officers for 2020. The meeting was well-attended, including six visitors.

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Last week I related the details of the initial part of our 12-day adventure. This week I will finish that up with the Cuban leg of our journey. We arrived in Cuba Wednesday evening. We sailed through immigration and promptly stalled out getting our luggage!

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The new Azure food drop in Orofino will be at Angus’s Orofino Drop at 332 College Avenue, behind the Shopko Building.

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Family Reading Week continues Wednesday and Friday this week, from 4-5 p.m. We have readings from classic books for the entire family as well as a craft to go along with. All ages are welcome and new books will be given to each child participating. Regular story time this week is Friday at 1…

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Idaho mayors continually put their best foot forward in October during the Mayor’s Walking Challenge, meaning $68,000 will be distributed to Idaho cities in the coming weeks. It’s the largest total in the six-year history of the Mayor’s Walking Challenge, a program put on by the Blue Cross o…

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The community and students in grades 4-12 are invited to attend a FREE Movement & Mobility Seminar at the Orofino Junior High School gym on Friday, Nov. 15, 6 to 8 p.m.

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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office report, on Thursday, Oct. 31, at approximately 1732 hours, a Clearwater County Deputy responded to 46628 Highway 12 for a report of a vehicle accident. Clearwater Ambulance also arrived on scene. Savanah Hulett, 19, of Orofino, was driving a …

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There will be a Veterans Day assembly at OJSHS in the school gymnasium, Thursday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m.

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The last “no host” luncheon for the year for the Orofino High School Class of 1965 is Thursday, Nov. 7, and begins around 11:30 a.m. at the new eatery in Orofino, Mrs. C’s Burgers. Just over the railroad tracks coming into town. 

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It has been an eventful 12 days for Dr. Harper & I! We were in Phoenix where we hosted our own Conference, The Second Annual Summit. Everyone that attended remarked at the quality and variety of Speakers that presented this year.

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Here are 45 things you can do to honor a Veteran, developed by the Behavioral Health staff at the Spokane VA Medical Center. Our Veterans selflessly served our Country for our freedom. Let’s not take this lightly. Honor our Veterans any day of the year by picking one of the following suggest…

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The Clearwater County Republican Central Committee will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Probation Department meeting room, 2200 Michigan Avenue.

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Our family had a celebration this weekend for the October and November birthdays in our group. Knowing this would be a bittersweet celebration, with it being the first official party we’ve had as a family without our Mom, Grandma and Great GiGi, we had only the immediate family there to cele…

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The community and students in grades 4-12 are invited to attend a FREE Movement & Mobility Seminar at the Orofino Junior High School gym on Nov. 15, Friday. 6-8 p.m. Movement and mobility is key to improve performance in all areas: sports, recreation, and daily life.

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The Clearwater Memorial Public Library is proud to be taking part in Idaho’s Family Reading Week. Family Reading Week reminds parents, grandparents and all caregivers of the importance of reading with, or to, the child in their life. 

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The Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts will be gathering food Saturday morning, Nov. 9.