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etc. Jan. 28, 2010

Bank Left features 2 artists in February Featured artists for February at Bank Left Gallery in Palouse will be Hungarian painter Ildiko Kalapacs from Spokane and mixed media artist Judy Parry Folk from Lewiston. Their exhibit will showcase art as a t... Full story

 

‘Food for Fines’ begins 10th year

The 10th annual “Food for Fines” drive will begin Monday, , and continue through February at all 14 Whitman County library branches. Library users can exchange non-perishable food items for up to $10 in outstanding library fines. All food will...

 

Pastor’s corner - The Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)

Jesus gave this prayer to the disciples to teach them how to pray. “Our Father in heaven”: Our in the sense that He is the Father of all people. Everyone has equal claims to God as their heavenly Father. “Hallowed be your name”: It is a... Full story

 

Hospital highlights - Saving lives by donating blood

The response to the earthquake in Haiti has been wonderful. Residents can help save lives in Haiti by donating at many local collection points. They can also help save lives right here in Whitman County by donating blood during our next blood drive...

 

Bippes takes California trip

Tekoa Bunny Bippes returned from a holiday trip visiting with her daughters, Gerrie Kennedy and Joan Blumeyer. She visited with Gerrie in Seattle and then the two of them flew to Oceanside, Calif., for the Christmas holiday, Bunny reported “The...

 

Duo attends skating session

Dusty Last Thursday, Vicki Broeckel and Sharry O’Hearne attended three sessions of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Spokane. The tickets were courtesy of John and Virgina Huber. Their highlight was watching Sasha Cohen perform her program....

 

Class project at LaCrosse

Lacrosse The senior class is taking orders for specialty coffees which they will be selling on Friday. Call Raeann Fleming at the school to place an order by Thursday. The FFA is also selling pans of enchiladas. For Valentine’s Day, the sophomore...

 

Menus - Jan. 28, 2010

School menus Week of Feb. 1-5, 2010 At Oakesdale School: Monday: Ham pizza, pineapple, fresh veggies, Jello. Tuesday: Deli sandwiches, green salad, applesauce, potato chips. Wednesday: Spaghetti, cheese toast, green beans, fresh veggies. Thursday:...

 

Fete two years at Hooper

Hooper Olivia McGregor turned two Sunday. Her family hosted a party with family Kate, Scooter, Clarie, and Collin Lyle, Hooper, Alex and Linda McGregor, Pullman, and Emily McGregor, Cheney, attending, along with the Moffitt and Merritt families of...

 

Savvy senior - Jan. 28, 2010

Housing Help for Retirees Looking to Relocate Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that Congress recently passed a new homebuyer’s tax credit available to older homeowners. What can you tell me about this? My wife and I have been thinking about...

 

Swannack family attends convention

Lamont Art and Jill Swannack, Owen, Lea and Carmen left Jan. 15 for Nashville, Tenn., to attend The American Sheep Industry Convention. While Art attended meetings, Jill was co-chairman of the Youth Committee. There were 26 children from the ages of...

 

RTOP will present ‘Enchanted April’

Regional Theatre of the Palouse will present Matthew Barber’s Tony Award-nominated “Enchanted April.” Feb. 11-13 and 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. at the RTOP Theatre, 122 N. Grand Ave. in Pullman. Matinees also will take place Feb. 13 and 20 at 2:30 p.m....

 

Taylor, Urban Coyotes set for Dahmen Barn

Australian cowboy poet Milton Taylor and the Urban Coyote Bush Band will perform at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Admission for all ages will be $7 at the door. Taylor was born in outback Queensland and spent most of his... Full story

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    January 28, 2010

My favorite recipes - Meet Mike Gordon, Pullman

There’s a lot of overlap between work and play for Mike Gordon. A realtor with a passion for photography and fishing, he gets to travel all over the county. Born in California, Mike lived on both coasts before his family moved to Moscow, Idaho. Dur...

 

Library gives job search training

Two classes are now offered by Whitman County Library’s Occupational Resource Connection (WORC) to help residents in the process of a job search or those considering a career change. The first class will teach participants how to best utilize...

 

Made, donated by Libey aunt: Quilt on bill at hospital benefit auction

Among items up for auction Saturday at the hospital foundation benefit will be a quilt donated by Ruth Libey Kribbs, 92, Moberly, Mo. An aunt of Gary Libey of Colfax, she donated the quilt as a gift of appreciation for the treatment her oldest... Full story

 
 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    January 28, 2010

Hospital to use barcodes to confirm medications

Whitman Hospital is firing up to use a barcode verification system in which medications will be scanned and then matched to a barcode on a patient’s wristband. All eighteen new scanners, compatible with the hospital’s computers, will be up and...

 
 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    January 28, 2010

Pigeons said cause of high bacteria count in S. Palouse

Pigeon poop dropped in Spring Flat Creek is washing in to the south fork of the Palouse river directly before it flows through Colfax. Department of Ecology officials said putting up nets or pigeon spikes below two bridges which cross the creek...

 

Word on the street - How is the recession impacting you?

Anita Hudson, Pullman “We just bought a mattress and it was cheaper.” Allen Wall, Garfield “There is a possibility my wife may be laid off. And I have a son who is going to college next year so I don’t know how our finances are going to work...

 

W. BRUCE CAMERON - Jan. 28, 2010

My New Face My face is a work in progress. Having grown an appropriate number of eyes, lips and noses, I’m now busily at work drawing lines to connect them all together. I’m also fond of developing what my dermatologist calls “squeamish basil... Full story

 

Local comment: Even in Elberton, a civic dispute

Let me tell you a funny story, if I can do it with these mutts clamped onto my leg. Ow! When you set out to serve the public as an elected official, you notice some things right away. I ran for public office twice in the government of Whitman...

 

Letters to the Editor - Jan. 28, 2010

In crisis We are in a crisis because our leaders in all areas of government have the physiology that overspending or a give away program will solve the crisis. History tells us that it will not work. As citizens we need to look at the background of p...

 

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