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  • Pastor's Corner

    Jun 18, 2014

    The Book of Joshua in the Old Testament is a fantastic study of how God prepared a man and a nation for victory over their enemies. The lessons in Joshua are relevant for believers in Christ today because many of the same principles for our spiritual holy war are found in the New Testament book of Ephesians 6:10-18. God told Joshua “be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9). The book of Joshua is a history of the guidance of Israel into the land of Canaan, the lan...

  • County library calendar

    Jun 18, 2014

    Thursday, June 19 Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Thursday. Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join the discussion of Greg Mortenson’s, “Stones into Schools.” Everyone’s invited. Friday, June 20 St. John – 9:30 a.m. – Junior Summer Reading – A special reading program for younger children with activities and crafts. Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents every Friday. Saturday, June 21 Albion – 2 p.m. – Fizz,... Full story

  • Etc. Column

    Jun 18, 2014

    Ochs art set for Floriade The Bank Left Gallery in Palouse will present its eighth annual “Floriade” exhibit, tour and luncheon June 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured exhibits this year include Tina Ochs and her “Goddesses of the Palouse” sculptures and paintings of seasons in nature, a tour of the private heirloom garden of the 1886 Wiley House in Palouse and creative floral and garden installations created by the SYG Nursery, Jane Stratton Farms, Barb Shores and Bobby Shores of Moscow-Pullman Building Supplies and artists Valerie Boydo a...

  • Food distributions slated

    Jun 18, 2014

    Locations for a state and federal emergency food distribution: Wednesday, June 25 Palouse, Palouse Community Center, 1 to 4 p.m.; Rosalia United Methodist Church, 9 to 11 a.m.; St. John Methodist Church 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26 Garfield Legion /Grange Hall 2 to 6 p.m.; LaCrosse, 110 N. Main, 3 to 6 p.m.; Malden/Pine City Town Hall, 8 to 10 p.m.; Oakesdale Baptist Church, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; Endicott City Hall, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Tekoa City Hall 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 27 Uniontown Community Building 8 a.m. to noon Colfax Pantry,... Full story

  • Obituaries

    Jun 18, 2014

    * For full obituaries, see the B section of this week's Weekly Pages section. Karen Sue Duncan Joyce Marle Appel Dennis R. Anderson YvonneH. Clark Helen Holstein Geier Betty Bowman A memorial service for Betty L. Bowman, 82, Steptoe, will be June 28 at 11 a.m. at the Ball & Dodd Funeral Home in Spokane. Mrs. Bowman died May 22, 2014, at her home. Born Oct. 16, 1931, in Coeur d’Alene to Roy and Marjorie Chappell, she attended school in Coeur d’Alene and graduated from high school there. As a young girl she had a talent for breaking horses. She... Full story

  • Danielson wins trail challenge

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 18, 2014

    Hooper Keith and Carla Danielson traveled to Walla Walla June 12 - 15 to participate in the Wild Cowgirl Enterprises “Cowboy Mountain Trail Challenge.” Keith won the All Around Ranch Hand award for the event, in addition to the Pony Express Race and several other classes. Ian and Jessica McGregor and girls spent the weekend in Lewiston for the wedding of Micalya Cramer and Ryan Detrick. Jessica's sister Micalya spent a year living in Hooper and was a frequent visitor before and after. Many family and friends traveled to join the couple at the... Full story

  • Baccalaureate service conducted for seniors

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 18, 2014

    Rosalia Rosalia High School class of 2014 baccalaureate ceremony was June 4 at the Rosalia United Methodist Church. Class President Ryan Maley opened the ceremony and introduced Pastor Steward Nereim for the invocation. Seniors Clay Shelton, Mackenzie Reddish, Madeline Shrode and Steven Maley participated with scripture readings. The baccalaureate message was delivered by Pastor Naomi Calkins-Golter. Both pastors spoke of blessings that the seniors have been given and that God is always with... Full story

  • Six seek Mr. LaCrosse title

    Jun 18, 2014

    Entrants in the Mr. LaCrosse competiton Friday, front row from the left, are Jacob Johnson, Jason Wigen and Cole Evans. Back row: Nice Zinthaefner, Tom Van Camp and Cameron Ellis. The event will be at 7 p.m. in the LaCrosse High School pit following a barbecue dinner at the high school cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m. Categories for the contestants will be fitness, formal wear and talent. The dinner and contest will kick off the Farm Festival weekend at LaCrosse....

  • Engagements

    Jun 18, 2014

    Heidi Rimbey, Alger will wed Heidi Rimbey, daughter of Steve and Kari Rimbey, Colfax, and Matthew Alger, son of Mike and Ann Alger, Cory, Pa., plan an early August wedding in Colfax. Heidi and Matthew both graduated this year from Pensacola Christian College. Heidi earned a bachelor degree in visual arts with an emphasis in graphic design and is returning to earn a masters in graphic design. Matthew earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and is now earning a masters in... Full story

  • Army promotes St. John

    Jun 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Major Jon T. St. John was promoted May 1 to Lt. Colonel at a ceremony May 8 at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Lt. Col. St. John serves with the Army’s Program Executive Office Combat Support and Combat Service Support based at Warren, Mich. He is the son of Tim and Vicki St. John, Tekoa. Present at the ceremony were St. John’s parents and also his aunt and uncle, Robert and Lucy Horner, from Houston. His wife Michelle, and five of his six children were present at the base in Warren, Mich., and vie...

  • My favorite recipes

    Jun 18, 2014

    Tia Langston has always enjoyed art classes. After two years as an art major who focused on painting and ceramics at Spokane Falls Community College, she attended the Imperial College in London, England. Now, however, her artistic outlet is food, especially decorated cakes and hand-dipped truffles. Over graduation weekend, she made two graduation cakes and a birthday cake. She does a chocolate-peanut butter combination that would make any Reese’s candy lover happy. The daughter of Jenny Meyer o...

  • Fathers Day visits

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 18, 2014

    Dusty Larry and Di Brink were Father's Day dinner guests at the Colton home of their son's family, John, Brandi and Myla Brink. Cross Country musical group will entertain Saturday, June 21, at LaCrosse Farmers Festival. Carrie Pitts, Yakima, arrived at the home of her parents, Kim and Cindy Pitts, Saturday to spend Father's Day with her family. Cindy's father, Norman Bafus of LaCrosse, joined them for dinner Sunday. Carrie returned to her home Tuesday. Doug, Cheryl and Ashleigh Stueckle, Coeur d'Alene, and Jonathan, Bekah and 4-year-old David... Full story

  • Winona Days draws 24

    Anne Lowe, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 18, 2014

    Endicott Winona Days obvervance Saturday brought 24 people. Attending were Floyd and Bertie Honn, Alvin and Sylvia (Setters) Buchholtz, Bill and Norma Bennett, Doug and Gladys Bennett, Don and Alva May Jordan, Clarence and Laura Hamilton, Ellen Dixon, Don and Phyllis Bennett, John and Donna Bennett, Al and Joyce Dymond, Dorothy Setters Hodgson, Patty Hodgson Reinhardt, Lori Miller, Jerine Bafus Grey and Helen Jane Setters Hughes. Lin Peterson and Dave Millican from Deer Park visited the home of her parents, LeRoy and Lorena Mattley, for...

  • Honors for Endicott librarian

    Jun 18, 2014

    Friends, family and residents of all ages gathered on Tuesday in the Endicott Library to dedicate a plaque and sign in honor of the late Esther Helt who served as librarian for more than 20 years. In the back row, left to right, are Teagan Langston with Esther Helt photo, Keely Jones and Dakota Jones. In front, left to right, are Liam Langston, Cameron Mathia, who cut the ribbon, and Kellen Mathia. Kamryn Langston, not pictured, held the ribbon....

  • Investigation continues on cause of Palouse fire

    Jun 18, 2014

    The investigation into the cause of the April 7 fire in Palouse which burned down the 1889 building that housed the former Palouse Tavern is still active as investigators wait for some requested documentation. According to Brian Bennett, Special Agent/Public Information Officer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ (ATF) Seattle Field Division, there is no estimate for how long it may take for investigators to get the requested documents, nor an indication of what they pertain to. The fire falls under the jurisdiction of the ATF b...

  • 2014 Perkins Ice Cream Social could be the last

    Sally Ousley, Gazette Reporter|Jun 18, 2014

    After 42 years, this could be the final Perkins House Ice Cream Social. With just a little more than a week until the annual event the Whitman County Historical Society board recently discussed discontinuing the social and closing the Perkins House to tours because of lack of volunteers and house tour guides, according to Cheryl Kammerzell, board member. This year’s Ice Cream Social will be next Sunday, June 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Perkins House. Food, including ice cream, music and house t...

  • Farmington road grading delayed for prep project

    Garth Meyer, Gazette Reporter|Jun 18, 2014

    A plan in Farmington to improve selected city roads has been scaled back after an assessment from the Whitman County Roads Department. Mayor James Woomack requested a visit by the department in the interest of getting some roads graded. On site in Farmington in early May, Jeff Stehr, Whitman County Public Works District One Road Superintendent, told Woomack that grading would just do more damage. He said other work would be required first. Stehr deemed that the streets have become too narrow...

  • On the record

    Jun 18, 2014

    Real estate sales Jenifer McGuire and Nancy M. Robinett, Pullman, to Brian H. Shay II and Ricki A. Wills, Colfax, house on NW Polaris Street in Pullman, $249,900, June 10. Martin J. and Amanda B. Ma, Pullman, to Laura Child, Pullman, house on NW Orion Street in Pullman, $249,900, June 10. Neill-Gearhiser-Neill, LLC, Pullman, to Michael F. and Shelley Wysup, Pullman, three commercial lots on S. Grand Avenue in Pullman, $915,000, June 10. Kenneth A. Kelso, LaCrosse, to Thomas and Carol Cauley, house on E. 4th Street in LaCrosse, $65,000, June... Full story

  • Don Brunell

    Jun 18, 2014

    Later this year, Alan Mulally will leave Ford Motor Company. On July 1, he turns the reins over to 53-year old Mark Fields, closing a storied career at Ford and Boeing. While he hasn’t divulged his plans, hopefully he will bring his talents to government. Mulally inspires people with his confidence, humility and charisma. His turnaround of Ford has been spectacular. Yes, government is different than the private sector, but anyone who can bring together people with diverse interests and varied backgrounds during a crisis has the ability to h...

  • Bruce Cameron

    Jun 18, 2014

    Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2009. As I write this column, I have literally been brought to my knees by the customer support department for my “ISP,” which stands for “Internet Slow Provider.” My computer keeps reporting that the Internet doesn’t exist. Yet I know this can’t really be true — if it were, someone would have sent me an e-mail about it. I’m on my knees because I have been instructed to turn off the power strip under my desk, though the part where I bang my head is something I thought of on my...

  • Bob Franken

    Jun 18, 2014

    The Barack Obama presidency is in fundamental trouble. According to a new Fox News poll, more Americans than not question his ability to be effective in his job. This time it’s not Fox anti-Obama hysteria. The result tracks what other surveys are finding. According to this one, not only does a majority consider the Obama administration less capable than Bill Clinton’s, but a 48 percent to 42 percent plurality finds it less competent than George W. Bush’s. Furthermore, 55 percent say the current leadership has made the nation weaker, versu... Full story

  • Rich Lowry

    Jun 18, 2014

    For people who use the word “science” as a bludgeon and trumpet their strict commitment to fact and reason, the Obama administration and its supporters are strangely incapable of rational analysis of new climate-change regulations. President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency released draft rules earlier this month to create a vast new regulatory apparatus with no input from Congress — in other words, to govern in its accustomed highhanded, undemocratic manner. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants,... Full story

  • Letters

    Jun 18, 2014

    Colfax Food Bank Praise There are some volunteers, who I feel, don’t get enough recognition or praise for what they do. I am talking about the folks at the Colfax Food Bank. These people work very hard to provide assistance to those in need of food and other household supplies. I have been in there multiple times and have always been treated with respect and dignity. They are friendly, helpful and just a fun group of people to be around. I just want to say thank you for helping me and especially helping this community. You are a blessing to u...

  • Gordon Forgey

    Jun 18, 2014

    It has been a long time since Americans have been asked to do much more for their country than pay taxes. It is time for America to ask for more from its citizens. The perfect way would be to establish universal national service. Everyone upon reaching a certain age or education level would give time to their country and their fellow citizens. It would be like the draft, but not limited to military service. Depending on their abilities, needs and desires, young citizens could assist others and the country in a variety of ways. They could serve...

  • Bulletin Column

    Jun 18, 2014

    These reports are from the previous four issues 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. CITY HIRES RIZZITIELLO Michael Rizzitiello of Beaverton, Ore., has been hired as the new Colfax City Administrator and is scheduled to report for work here July 14, Mayor Todd Vanek reported at Monday night’s city council session. He noted the hiring concludes a year-long search for a city administrator after Carl Thompson resigned the job to r...

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