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Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? Looking Ahead Dear Looking, The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are somewhat complicated and will vary...

 

This is a hammer

‘Dry Basement’ Springs a Leak Q: Our basement was outfitted as a “dry basement” several years ago and then finished to become additional living space, which we use as a rec room and for storage. I’ve noticed a musty smell for some time, and...

 

Good old days

125 years ago September 9, 1887 Articles of incorporation of the M.E. Church of Oakesdale were filed at the auditor’s office Wednesday by James McCoy, T.C. Mills and Samuel Brown, trustees. Rancheros, the great Montana trotter, has entered for the... Full story

 

Historic barn pictures sought

Whitman County’s WSU extension agent Steven Van Vleet is looking to add a touch of history to his annual calendar spotlighting barns in Whitman County. For three years, Van Vleet’s calendars have been popular fixtures in homes and offices around... Full story

 

What will they build next?

Last week at the Tekoa library, Russell Dylan Terry and his mom Katie built this car out of straws. Other kids stopped by and played in it. The week before Elise and Clare Wilkins helped Russell build a playhouse, complete with fu... Full story

 

Menus

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....

 

Offer parents class

Palouse River Counseling will begin a four-week, Circle of Security, parent enhancement instruction program. Classes will provide education and strategies to increase bonding and attachment with children. The free sessions will run on four...

 

GED classes set to resume at Maldan

Malden Library & Community Center will resume GED preparatory classes. Instructor Kathy Wilkes, a retired teacher, will lead the classes using McGraw Hill resources. Classes will begin Friday, Sept. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. These classes are...

 

Dusty Population

Dusty Jim and Ann Emerson’s family, siblings and children helped them move from their farm home to their new apartment at Hill Ray in Colfax Saturday. Their son Bill will be living in the Emerson’s house. Sara Van Camp’s son, Tom, has moved... Full story

 

Fete anniversary

Belmont Visitors at the Robert Miller home were their daughter, Karla Sigrist, Renton, and three of their four sons, Jonathan, Joel, and Jesse. They came to help Robert and Gracie celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary. Kent and Diane Miller, and...

 

Pullman births

Zera, Kraven Kane, born Aug. 21 at nine pounds, 13 ounces, to Bryan Zera and Alicia Carson of Pullman. Maternal grandparents are Karen and Clarence Carson of Pullman. Joins a brother, Griffin, 3. Denson, Jacob Robert, born Aug. 23 at five pounds,...

 

My favorite recipes

Irma Kent was enjoying a less hectic day, likely the last day of harvest at the Benge elevator, where she operates the scales. It is a nice breather before diving into the school year, full steam ahead. Lots of people have ideas for people who should...

 

Etc. Column

Patchers quilt show to open at Dahmen Dahmen Barn will present the Palouse Patchers Quilt Club‘s 2012 Color Challenge exhibit in September. Early birds may view this exhibit beginning 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. The opening reception is scheduled...

 

Will appear at library: Zoo visit started writing career for Gregg Olsen

It started with a trip to the zoo in Scottsbluff, Neb. New York Times best-selling author Gregg Olsen, then a kid from Bellevue in the early 1970s visiting relatives, thought the zoo was lacking. So he wrote a letter to the local newspaper, saying th...

 

Palouse Food Bank

Volunteers at Palouse Food Bank Aug. 29 gave out almost 3,000 pounds of fresh food during its seventh distribution since it was started earlier this year. The distribution included corn, watermelon, asparagus, apples, oranges, potatoes, lettuce,...

 

Moments in Time

The History Channel • On Sept. 22, 1776, in New York City, 21-year-old Nathan Hale, a captain in the Continental Army, is executed by the British for spying. Before being hanged, legend holds that Hale said, “I only regret that I have but one...

 
 By Joe Smillie    News    September 6, 2012

Planning for 2013: County budget $833k short at starting line

Officials have asked for $833,597 more money than the county will likely have to spend next year, as the starter pistol fired for Whitman County’s 2013 spending plan. Financial administrator David Ledbetter presented county commissioners Tuesday...

 

Don Brunell

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tell voters they want manufacturers to stay in America and create new jobs. The president even promised an audience in New Hampshire that he’d create 4.5 million new jobs, half of those in manufacturing. Why all the tal... Full story

 

Letters

Don’t cut it Thomas Thwait’s book, “Toaster Project” about building a toaster from scratch, is a great illustration of what a bright, motivated, hard working individual entrepreneur can accomplish. He mines for and produces his own steel,...

 

Adele Ferguson

I’VE BEEN to a lot of political conventions in my day and long ago proposed the national confabs ought to be abolished, if not outlawed. They are deadly dull most of the time although I was there when the Republicans nominated Ford over Reagan who...

 

Gordon Forgey

It is fair time! The Palouse Empire Fair begins today (Thursday) and runs through Sunday. The fair is one of the few local events that brings together people from all parts of the county. It is a true county-wide happening. Whether it is youth...

 

Bulletin Column

Endicott 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. PULLMAN GETS 16 CAR-SMASH REPORTS...

 

Trivia test/Strange but true

TRIVIA TEST 1. MUSIC: Who composed the opera “Swan Lake”? 2. LANGUAGE: What is the meaning of the Latin phrase “Ars gratia artis”? 3. GEOGRAPHY: The island of Corsica belongs to what country? 4. MYTHOLOGY: What is the name for the three...

 

Colfax XC team starts at NWC

Colfax cross country team Tuesday competed in the Northwest Christian Jamboree. Crusader hosts watered down a section of the course for a mud bog to mix in the hills on the one-mile course. Junior Jackson Elfers led the Bulldogs with a time of 13:36...

 

Crawdads set for fall baseball

Colfax Crawdads will open their second season of fall baseball Saturday at McDonald Park at 8 a.m. They will play sets of double bills with the balance of the games starting at 11 a.m. Other dates are Sept. 15, Sept. 22 and Sept. 25, according to... Full story

 

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