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Bob Hyde, born in 1930, came to Idaho approximately 70 years ago from Missouri. He first worked for Potlatch Inc., then as a timber faller for local loggers. Bob retired in 1995.

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Activity is increasing as we move toward Christmas. We have set up a “Santa Replica” above the fireplace in hopes that “Saint Nicholas soon would be there!”

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It has been mentioned before how very fortunate Brookside Landing is to have so many people willing to come and share music with us. In the last few weeks we had an addition to the mix from Pullman, WA.

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As the weather changes to cooler temperatures and darker skies our inside activities take on a renewed importance. We have many different events for entertainment throughout the week. We have a movie on Saturday, we have three planned shopping trips in town, we play Bunco, a variety of card …

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Music is the key to good health! I have referenced the benefits of music before but when I pulled up some research this month I found this proclamation that music is the key to good health. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-137116/Why-listening-music-key-good-health.html

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During June’s musician highlight, we covered a bit about the benefits to the residents of having music in the program. This month I want to mention the benefits to the volunteers.

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Edra Mattson, of Clarkston, was born June 25, 1918, in Bay City, OR, to Emma and Lee Nelson. She grew up near Weippe at the family Schmidt Brother’s Mill, being raised by her mother and stepfather, Mickey Schmidt.

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At Brookside Landing we make every effort to have activities that add value to the lives of our residents. The goal is of course to have them active and engaged and even entertained to certain degree. Brookside Landing is well blessed to have many volunteer musicians who come and share their…

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I initially met WeeYaa, pronounced like “Leah” with a “W”, at the recently formed writers’ group here in Orofino. As we went around the group introducing ourselves, I was fascinated with my brief acquaintance with WeeYaa. I hope you will be too.

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Though this month’s Savvy Senior resides in Lewiston, Wendy Teed still has a strong tie with many who live here. I run across the last name of Teed fairly frequently. Most recently on the plaque librarians found which dedicated the Clearwater Memorial Public Library to area servicemen who ha…

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Wally Rugg, formerly of Orofino and now of Lewiston, will celebrate his 95th birthday on Saturday, March 10, 1-4 p.m., at an open house in the Clearwater Room at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston.

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Shirley Seeley, 80, was born in 1938 to George and Kathryn Schlader in the Burn’s Hospital in Orofino, the town where Shirley still resides.

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We are sad to say that we do not have a Savvy Senior for this month’s column. We had a fascinating one lined up, but due to unforeseen circumstances, they had to cancel.

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Only about 350 days until Christmas! Sorry, it just kind of struck me as funny now that the holidays, including Christmas are behind us for another year.

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“I was established in 1942 in Swayne County, North Carolina,” begins my interview with Carl Cook, December’s Savvy Senior. “I was born at home, which is now underwater of what is known as the Fontana Dam.

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Helen Vernon, 83, was born in 1934 to Iver and Beulah Pederson in Orofino, where she still lives. She graduated from high school in 1954,

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This Veteran’s Day, the Clearwater Tribune would like to offer a special tribute to one of the community’s unsung heroes. It has been quite an honor to have been given the opportunity to share the incredible story of the late Lester “Les” Barger, originally of Vernal, UT, US Marine Corps, WW…

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Mary “Jo” (Reid) Moore has always had a knack for taking things in stride and getting things done. The word ‘can’t’ just isn’t in her vocabulary.