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At Colfax Schools: Daily items offered at Colfax High School include salad bar, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, deli sandwiches, vegetarian options, fresh & canned fruit, fresh vegetables, oven fries, yogurt, cottage cheese, bagels and juice....

 

Savvy Senior - Strength Training Tips For Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Can lifting weights help with age-related health problems? At age 70, I have diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis and recently read that strength training could improve my conditions. What can you tell me? Looking for Help Dear...

 

Wheat Growers, Ritzville Warehouse receive top environmental awards

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers and the Ritzville Warehouse Co. were honored with the state’s highest environmental awards Nov. 12 at the Tri-State Grain Growers Convention in Coeur d’Alene. The Department of Ecology presented two...

 

Obituary - Scott E. Westover

Funeral services for Scott E. Westover, 50, will be Friday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse with burial to follow at the Garfield Cemetery. Mr. Westover died Friday morning, Nov. 9, 2012, at his home from lung cancer. Born Jan....

 

Obituary - Jacob A. Sesock

Mass of Christian burial for Jacob A. Sesock, 59, Potlatch, was Monday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Potlatch with Father Caleb Vogel officiating. Recitation of the rosary was Sunday evening. Burial was at the Rock Creek Cemetery in...

 

Obituary - Lula Hathaway Rader

A burial service for Lula Hathaway Rader, 92, former Farmington resident who has resided in Maddock, N.D., for the last six years, has been scheduled at the cemetery at Hartline, Wash., at 2 p.m. A funeral service was Monday at the Zion Lutheran...

 

Obituary - Chester Gisselberg

A funeral service for Chester Gisselberg, 90, former St. John area farmer, will be Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Bruning Funeral Home, Colfax. A potluck dinner will follow at the Wheatland Grange Hall. Private burial will be in the...

 

Hospital Highlights - Great American Smokeout

Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet an estimated 45...

 

Independent agents honor Rydbom

Michael Rydbom of AIA/HUB Insurance was presented with the Don C. Burnam Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent state conference of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington. This award goes to one individual in Washington State...

 

Good Old Days - Nov. 15, 2012

125 years ago Nov. 18, 1887 Regarding Thanksgiving Day as incomplete without a ball, and no other organization having signified an intention to give one, the band boys have taken the matter in hand and announce a ball for Thanksgiving evening at the...

 

County library calendar

Thursday, Nov. 15 Colfax, LaCrosse & Tekoa – Storytime – Fun stories, finger plays, rhymes, songs and crafts every Thursday. Check the calendar for times and themes. Friday, Nov. 16 Colfax – 4 to 5:30 p.m.- Electronic Download Workshop – Caro...

 

Turkey distribution slated for LaCrosse

Lacrosse Wayne Miller, manager of the LaCrosse Food Bank, will distribute Thanksgiving baskets Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. He said they appreciate the donations which help make the holiday baskets available for neighbors. Because of the Thanksgiving... Full story

 

Brinks transport bowling entrants to tournament

Dusty Larry and Di Brink chauffeured Mike Stine and Norma Gibson of LaCrosse to Spokane Sunday to participate in a bowling tournament at Lilac Lanes. Both participants earned gold medals. Later, they met with the Brinks’ son and daughter-in-law,...

 

Etc. - Nov 15, 2012

Hog Heaven at Dahmen Hog Heaven Big Band will play tunes from the Great American Songbook at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown Nov. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Hog Heaven Big Band has 16 members. Admission is $8 for a couple, $5 for a...

 

My Favorite Recipes - Meet Nanci Selk, Endicott

Nanci and Steve Selk met while they were members of the high school band in Sumner, but not until the band took a tour to Canada. They began dating when she was 16 and he was 17. He started college at Evergreen State College, but transferred when she...

 

Veterans honored at Garfield school assembly

The Garfield-Palouse schools honored community veterans and their families at an assembly at the Garfield-Palouse Middle School Friday. United States veterans who attended Friday’s assembly at the Garfield/Palouse Middle School gather for a photo....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 15, 2012

New research business to open in Palouse

A WSU research position that has been discontinued has led to a new business in Palouse. Located in the former veterinary clinic on Main Street, Mathison Immuno Scientific, Inc., aims to start up Nov. 19. The operation is led by Bruce Mathison, an 18...

 

Coroner eyes hard liquor sales

County Coroner Pete Martin last week said he believes the state’s conversion to hard liquor sales in commercial stores increases the problem of high-risk drinking by college students. Martin believes sales of hard liquor in stores reduced the... Full story

 

Bulletin Column - Nov. 15, 2012

These reports are from the previous three editions of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been updated. **************** TOUGH DRIVING IN FIRST...

 

Don Brunell: American ingenuity will create jobs and growth

Before the campaign promises of more jobs and renewed prosperity fade away, elected officials need to understand that those promises must be kept. Our nation needs jobs and new revenue, but the critical question is, “How?” Make no mistake,... Full story

 

Adele Ferguson: Political junkies get it right

WELL, WE DIDN’T do too badly this time, our little gathering of political junkies at an election day luncheon. We’ve been gathering for many years, two or three dozen of us, current office holders, ex and retired officials, some lobbyists. Most... Full story

 

Political Force

I noticed what, on first glance, was a voting anomaly in Whitman County. The vote tally on most issues was not a surprise. But the positive vote on Initiative 502 Marijuana reveals a strong unstoppable political force—the melding of college...

 

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