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Obituaries - Aug. 27, 2009

Larry L. Dickerson A memorial service for Larry Lee Dickerson, 73, former St. John mayor and long-time manager of St. John Telephone Co., was Wednesday afternoon in the St. John Community Center. Mr. Dickerson died last Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. Born... Full story


Savvy senior - Aug. 27, 2009

Savvy Senior Auto Aids That Can Help Senior Drivers Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that there are different gadgets or devices you can buy for your car that can help older drivers. I’ve lost a lot of flexibility over the years and have a hard...


Whitman County summer readers log 5,280 hours

Grand total of reader hours logged by youngsters in the Whitman County Library’s summer reading program was 5,280 hours. The summer program enrolled 528 youngsters around the county, according to Sherri Miller, youth services manager. Participants... Full story

 By Jeslyn Lemke    People    August 27, 2009

Colfax family will perform in RTOP’s Annie Oakley

From the left, top row; Gabriel Lisonbee (as Little Jake’s understudy), Tina McCLure (as Annie Oakely), Jared Lisonbee (as Charlie Davenport)Below; Syrenna Lisonbee (extra) They’ve got guns, vintage dance dresses, men in buckskins, and loud music... Full story


extra! (B1,2,4 - Aug. 27, 2009)

Vogt, Junior Jammers will play at Dahmen Mabel Vogt and the Potlatch Junior Jammers will perform Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Dahmen Barn in Uniontown. Vogt is a five-time Idaho State Champion. She is an expert practitioner of traditional folk styles... Full story


Wisconsin grandson visits

Hooper Pat and Howard Morris hosted grandson Dylon Morris of Rhinelander, Wis., for the weekend. Saturday night dinner guests included Ryan and Dawn Morris, Grace and Austin Summers of LaCrosse, and Angela Morris and Emma Savage of Wenatchee. On... Full story


Millers mark 51st date

Belmont Robert and Gracie Miller celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in Leavenworth over the weekend. Their three children Katha Miller-Winder and husband Doug Winder and their two children Alexandra and David, Bremerton; Karla and Dirk...

 By Debbie Casey    People    August 27, 2009

Three LaCrosse families to host exchange students

LaCrosse Three LaCrosse families are hosting foreign exchange students this year. Al and Carolyn Martin will host two while the Darrin Fleming family and the Gary Wargo family will each open their homes to one student. The Arts Council reports that...


Menus - Aug. 27, 2009

Week of Aug. 31 - Sept. 4, 2009 At Endicott School: Monday: Chickwich, fries, watermelon. Tuesday: Macaroni and cheese, salad, pears, roll. Wednesday: Tacos, peaches, maple bars. Thursday: Hot dogs or coneys, veggie tray, cantaloupe. Friday: Sloppy...


Pullman births - Aug. 27, 2009

Carlson, Zackary James, born Aug. 13, 2009 at five pounds, nine ounces, to Christine and Aaron Carlson of Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Cindy Carlson and James McRill, Pullman. Maternal grandparents are Susan and Daniel Nelson, Dusty. Cothren,... Full story


Hospital highlights - Aug. 27, 2009

Top priority: patient safety Whitman Hospital and Medical Centers’s top priorities are patient safety and quality of care. Members of our hospital team meet monthly to review progress on our many efforts to improve safety for you, our patients,...


First Lamont potluck set

Lamont A community potluck will be at the Lamont Community Center Sunday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. Because of different holidays, the potluck dates this year are a little different. They are Oct. 4, Dec. 6 and Jan. 1. Rosie Melville celebrated her ninth...


Many attend family events

Dusty Former resident Sharon Cook Stockwell, daughter of the late Johnny and Viola Cook, and Donnie Martin, Sumner, welcomed Brady Austin Martin, March 25. He weighed over six pounds, and is Sharon’s first child. Darrel and LaRae Claassen were in...


Buri’s Medical receives national accreditation

Buri’s Medical Equipment of Colfax has received an Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, based in Waterloo, Iowa. The association bestowed the three-year accreditation on Buri’s after reviewing the... Full story


PATH riding sessions will begin fall season

Palouse Area Therapeutic Horseman-ship (PATH), a program for people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities, will begin its 2009 fall sessions Sept. 15. PATH is a community service program of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine at Washing...

 By Jana Mathia    People    August 27, 2009

My favorite recipes - Aug. 27, 2009

Meet Linda Fletcher, Tekoa Watercolor paintings decorate the home of Linda Fletcher at Tekoa. Most of her paintings depict nature, the Palouse and a quiet ease of life. Her paintings seem to speak of a quiet rural life which is something Linda... Full story

 By Joe Smillie    News    August 27, 2009

Rosalia challengers seek to end pay for council

A trio of candidates for Rosalia Town Council asked the current council to eliminate pay for positions one, three and five at Tuesday night’s council meeting. Members of the Rosalia council receive $100 compensation for each meeting. “We are...


Word on the street - Aug. 27, 2009

What have you ever cooked with lentils? Pamela Martin, Cheney “I’ve made lentil soup, chili, stew, and patties made of ground up lentils. You put it in the food processor and make a paste out of them.” Wiley Hollingsworth, Pullman “I...


Bruce Cameron - Aug. 27, 2009

The Difference between Scottish Cooking and Food W. BRUCE CAMERON Take the very worst of Scottish cooking, and what do you have? English cooking. That is the conclusion of a food historian named Cathryn Brown, whose research indicates that the... Full story


Fire danger closes Kamiak Kamiak campground

The campground at Kamiak Butte was closed until further notice Sunday, Aug. 23, because the fire danger is now too risky, said Parks Director Tim Myers. With the late summer heat spells having dried up the underbrush and trees, a fire by a camper is...


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