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Articles from the August 14, 2013 edition

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Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior What can you tell me about the shingles vaccine? I just turned 65 and have been thinking about getting vaccinated, but would like to know how effective it is and how it’s covered by Medicare. Afraid of Needles Dear Afraid, Older... Full story


Whitman Hospital starts energy savings project

Whitman Hospital & Medical Center Tuesday applied for a building permit for energy improvements and other projects with much of the work to be done on sections of the hospital that date back to 1968. Work will also include the kitchen and dietary are... Full story


Co-op seeks to garnish grain

CHS Inc., doing business as Primeland Cooperatives, Aug. 6 filed for a writ of garnishment against James H. Hughes of Endicott. The application seeks $23,474 awarded the cooperative in a May 3 judgment for sums overdue on purchases Hughes made from...



COUNCIL ON AGING SENIOR PROGRAM MENU Colfax-Plymouth Congregational Church: Wednesday — Chef Salad, peaches, breadstick, milk, coffee or tea. Rosalia-Methodist Church: Tuesday — Picnic at Park, milk, coffee or tea. Palouse-Palouse Community...


Blowout book sale runs through August

A “blowout” book sale at the Colfax Library will run through the end of August under the sponsorship of Friends of Whitman County Library. To clear out a backlog of items, extra tables have been set up and prices reduced. Hours of the sale are... Full story


Is this heaven?

A moose glances backward in the midst of a field of barley northeast of Oakesdale. The shimmering field will soon be reduced to a more earthy image as harvest rolls across the coun...


County Library Calender

Thursday, August 15 Colfax – 6 to 7 p.m. & 7 to 8 p.m. – Free Martial Arts & Self Defense Classes in the Center – First session from 6-7 p.m. for ages 4-12. Second session from 7-8 p.m. is for teens and adults. Saturday, August 17 Garfield ...


Etc. Column

Pataha Mill sets Gospel concert Pataha Flour Mill near Pomeroy will host its annual “Hometown Revival” Old-time Gospel Sing Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. The event features a wide variety of vocalists and instrumentalists from around the region presenting...

 By Mike Day    People    August 14, 2013

Trophy winners at Rosalia

Winners for the first annual show and shine at the Brass Rail in Rosalia July 27 show their trophies in front of the Rosalia’s refurbished Texaco Station. The show included cars, trucks,... Full story


All As at WWU

Abigail Patricia Hulbert and Samantha Neff, both of Pullman, earned all-A grades to be among those who led the spring honor roll at Western Washington University. Bailey Morgan McCully was also named on the honor roll....


Colfax Backyard Harvest

Backyard Harvest will distribute fresh community grown produce directly to those in need every Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church community garden. Backyard Harvest partnered this year with Peace Lutheran Church in Colfax to...


Colfax grads of ‘93 mark 20th

Members of the Colfax High School class of 1993 returned for their 20-year reunion during Concrete River Festival weekend. In front, left to right, are Ali Adams Birchmier, Troy, Idaho; MaryAnn... Full story


Good Old Days

125 years ago Aug. 17, 1888 Whitman County will probably harvest three million bushels of grain this year, requiring 1,500,000 sacks, costing, at the present price, $150,000. Of this, 40 per cent of the first cost is a tariff tax. Supposing the... Full story


Hospital Highlights

One of the radiology specialties at Whitman Hospital and Medical Center is Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases MRI gives...


ACT 2 will offer new class lineup

Whitman County Library announces a new lineup of community enrichment classes for fall 2013 at the Colfax Branch. Called ACT 2, the classes are offered by the Community Colleges of Spokane for a minimal cost to participants. Topics are meant to appea...


Harvest helpers come to Dusty

Dusty Alex Urtaza and Renee Crocker left Friday for their home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, after spending two weeks at the home of Bryan Jones. Alex, who is Bryan’s cousin, drove truck during harvest and helped with haying. Renee was able to drive... Full story

 By Anne Lowe    People    August 14, 2013

Huffs gather at N.C. Beach

Endicott Sharon Huff traveled to Durham, N.C., to visit Mike, Kathy, Katrina and Jay Huff. Joining them were Bob, Julie and PJ Huff of Antioch, Calif., and Sheryl, Terry, Shelby and Lauren Kyllo of Anacortes. They went to Holden Beach, N.C., for a...

 By Sally Ousley    People    August 14, 2013

Ng in Japan

Colfax High School junior Ysabeaux Ng said she didn’t get homesick at all during her six-week trip to Japan. “The time flew by,” she said. She was one of 14 students in the United States selected for an FCCLA scholarship exchange trip to...


Fall wedding set at Duvall

Kelsey McNaughton and Jonathan Buri of Colfax plan a Sept. 28 wedding in Duvall. She is the daughter of the Rev. Ken and Joy McNaughton of Colfax. Buri is the son of David and Becky Buri of Colfax... Full story

 By Angel Colyar    People    August 14, 2013

St. John slates love date

St. John The St. John Fall in Love with St. John committee has set the date of Sept. 14 when all the downtown businesses will be open. There will be specials at all the business, plus games, contests and prizes to be won. This year they are adding a...


My favorite recipes

As Brianna Morton was growing up, she watched her friends and family get goodies at bakeries and all she could do was watch. Because she had severe nut allergies, she couldn’t risk having a...


Cupcake design winner

Gracie Schwartz, daughter of Mike and Tami Schwartz of LaCrosse, won the design your own cupcake art contest at Sweet Mutiny in Pullman. Gracie, 3, designed a pink whale. Sweet Mutiny’s baker,...


On the record

Real Estate Sales Casper A. and Magrietha M. Labuschagne to G. Dana and Janet E. Bonstrom, Kettle Falls, house on SW Mies Street in Pullman, $228,000, Aug. 5. Joseph D. Ford, Pullman, to Edmon Dean Pedigo, Pullman, 1960 10x50 mobile home in Pullman,...

 By Sally Ousley    People    August 14, 2013

FCCLA exchange scholarship: Colfax junior reports on 6-week stay in Japan

Colfax High School junior Ysabeaux Ng said she didn’t get homesick at all during her six-week trip to Japan. “The time flew by,” she said. She was one of 14 students in the United States... Full story


Bruce Cameron

Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2008. My next-door neighbor Tom called me the other day, frantically asking me to come over because his turtle ran away. “Wait, your turtle ran away? How is that even possible?” I...


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