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    Oct 23, 2014

    AT COLFAX SCHOOLS: Monday: Bulldog burgers, fries, lettuce, tomatoes, fruit. Tuesday: Deli sandwich, chicken noodle soup, fruit, green salad. Wednesday: Pizza, Caesar salad, pineapple, ice cream. Thursday: Chicken patty on a bun, BBQ beans, hot carrots, fruit. Friday: Hot dogs, chili, tater tots, fruit, Halloween cookie. AT COLTON SCHOOL: Monday: Pizza, green salad, veggies, fruit. Tuesday: Chicken patties on a bun, veggies, fruit. Wednesday: Lasagna, corn, fruit. Thursday: French toast, hash browns, eggs, fruit. Friday: Cheese burger salad...

  • Etc. Column

    Oct 23, 2014

    Staley photos set at Jones school “What’s New in Local History" will be presented Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jones School House at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds by the Whitman County Historical Society and the county library system. As part of the Historical Society’s annual gathering, residents can hear what’s happening with Whitman County Rural Heritage along with a number of regional resources and projects. This event is free and refreshments will be served. Whitman County Library’s Patti Cammack will share a number of never-b... Full story

  • Library Calendar

    Oct 23, 2014

    Thursday, October 23 Colfax and Tekoa — Storytime — Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Thursday. Visit the online calendar for times. Friday, October 24 LaCrosse and St. John — SHIBA Open House — Free and impartial information tailored to meet the needs of current and future Medicare recipients. Visit the online calendar for times. Colfax — 7 to 9 p.m. — Mixed Media Canvas — Create a unique canvas with Nichole Kopp. $10 supply fee. Adults ages 21 and up only. Call to register at (509) 397-4366. Palouse — 7 p.m. — Ha... Full story

  • Retirement fete for Betty Merritt

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 23, 2014

    Hooper McGregor Land and Livestock and the Hooper community honored Betty Merritt with a retirement party Saturday, Oct. 18, after 17 years of service as the bookkeeper and office person at the Hooper office. More than 80 friends, family and residents attended the party, where she was presented with a plaque by Alex and Ian McGregor noting the appreciation for her years of dedicated service. A card and gift certificate, and a fire pit for their new home, all purchased from donations, were presented.... Full story

  • Bulletin Column

    Oct 23, 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. DRIVER HOSPITALIZED A Colfax ambulance crew Sunday at 6:45 p.m. was called to assist with a motorist who was reported to be confused and having trouble driving. The 89-year-old man told officers he was driving from Spokane to Weippe, Idaho. A 10-year-old boy was traveling with the driver and family members were called to come take custody of...

  • Finishes AF basic

    Oct 23, 2014

    Kendall D. Prince, granddaughter of Don and Darline Prince of Tekoa, has graduated from Air Force basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland at San Antonio, Texas. A 2013 graduate of Lewiston High School, she is the daughter of James Prince and Lesley Morrow, both of Spokane....

  • Hunters breakfast benefits fireworks

    Anne Lowe, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 23, 2014

    Endicott Saturday, Oct. 11, Jenny Meyer and her crew at the Endicott Food Center hosted a "Hunters Breakfast" starting at 5 a.m. and running to 11 a.m. She served biscuits and sausage gravy, little pig sausages, scrambled eggs, plain and pumpkin pancakes and fresh maple bars. Proceeds from the breakfast go toward the Endicott Fireworks. The Community Bible Church hosted the Wednesday night Soup and Bread dinner at the Trinity Lutheran Church Parish Hall Oct. 15 with about 70 people attending. Sharon Huff hosted "Dad's Night In" Pinochle Club...

  • Sixth grade plans Veterans day walk

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 23, 2014

    Lacrosse The sixth grade speech class is organizing a Freedom Walk to be part of the Veterans’ Day program Nov. 10 at LaCrosse school. The assembly will begin in the school pit area at 10:30. Matt Decker, president of the Marines of the Palouse, will be the guest speaker. Immediately following the assembly the students in grade 5-12 will walk from the flag pole to the town Gathering Place behind flags carried by the sixth graders. Lunch will be served at the Gathering Place for students and any resident who signs up by Nov. 6 by calling the s...

  • Fulton flagpole rite

    Oct 23, 2014

    Dedication of the flagpole in memory of Don (Jerry) Fulton and Alfonzo (Jim) Fulton was observed before the football game between the Tekoa/Rosalia Timberwolves and the Kettle Falls Bulldogs Oct. 3. Pictured here are Doug Fulton of Rosalia and his mother, Lillian Fulton, Jerry Fulton's widow. The new pole, which can been seen from Highway 195, is the first pole at Rosalia's hilltop athletic field. The Fulton brothers were raised in the Worley area and later moved to the Rosalia/Plaza area. They...

  • Good old days

    Oct 23, 2014

    8 years ago The Commoner Oct. 25, 1889 Particulars of the horse and wagon theft committed at Palouse City on Tuesday of last week develop some interesting facts. The young man who swore out the warrant for the arrest of the alleged "stranger" whom he had "given a lift" to town turns out to have been an accomplice of the "stranger" and that the horse and wagon belonged in Walla Walla from whence it had been stolen by the two a few days before. Reaching Palouse City with the stolen property the elder of the two men took advantage of the other's...

  • Engagements

    Oct 23, 2014

    Gary and Lisa Largent of Colfax announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelli Ann Largent, to Benjamin Steven Doehle, son of Richard and Linda Doehle of Spokane Valley. Their wedding will be Dec. 20, 2014, at Onecho Bible Church. A 2010 graduate of Colfax High School, the bride-elect graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with a degree in elementary education. She is now a substitute for the Colfax School District. Doehle is a 2010 graduate of Naches Valley High School in Naches. He graduated from Northwest Nazarene University...

  • FUND DRIVE GOAL: $25,000

    Oct 23, 2014

    Goal for this year's Colfax & Community Fund Drive will be $25,000. Official start of the drive is today, Oct. 23. The drive has mailed out 1,531 letters to residences and businesses asking for support. Cost of the mailing is the lone administrative expense of the drive. Member agencies assisted by the fund drive include Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, Boost Collaborative (formerly Palouse Industries), Boy Scouts of America, Colfax Community Childcare Center, Colfax Youth League, Community Action Center, Council on Aging and Human...

  • New Navy ensign

    Oct 23, 2014

    Rosalia High and WSU graduate Jim Maley, son of Graig and Swanda Maley of Thornton, graduated Oct. 10 at Naval Officer Training Center in Newport, Rhode Island. Maley graduated along with 86 other enlisted men and women. Ensign Maley has been assigned to serve on the destroyer John Paul Jones at Pearl Harbor for the next two years. Family members attended the graduation. Maley's design for the class logo was selected by his graduating class as the official U.S. Navy logo for the... Full story

  • Savvy Senior

    Oct 23, 2014

    Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover outpatient counseling or therapy sessions for seniors? Since retiring, my husband has really struggled with depression and needs to get some help. What can you tell us? Inquiring Senior Dear Inquiring, Yes, Medicare recently upgraded its coverage of outpatient mental health services to help beneficiaries with depression and other needs. Here’s how it works. If you have original Medicare, your Part B coverage will pay 80 percent (after you’ve met your $147 Part B deductible) for a variety of counseling and... Full story

  • Obituaries

    Oct 23, 2014

    Marvin A. Brander, 65, a resident at the Tekoa Care Center for the past two weeks, died Oct. 12, 2014, from heart disease. He was cremated. Born Oct. 1, 1949, at Sioux Falls, S.D., to Sylvin and Evelyn (Bakkene) Brander, he moved with his family to California and he attended schools there. Mr. Brander worked several years as a safety inspector for the railroad. He had been married and divorced. He moved to Washington 17 years ago and made his home in the Spokane area. He enjoyed restoring Chevy Corvairs and building three-wheeled motorcycles.... Full story

  • Holiday display contests slated

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 23, 2014

    St. John The St John Telephone Co. anounced outdoor holiday display contests in St. John. The best Halloween display will net a $25 prize, best Thanksgiving display $50 and the best Christmas display $100. Judging will be the week prior to the holiday. Winterfest craft fair is slated Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. Contact Vicki Logan for a vendor site. Large tables are available for $20 and small tables for $15. Beginning Nov. 6 the St. John Pharmacy will be closed on Thursdays to align with the St. John Clinic schedule. The new hours...

  • Raising, releasing pheasants nets Girl Scout silver award

    Oct 23, 2014

    Katerina Wiley, a freshman at Colfax High School who is a member of the Girl Scout Troop 2246 in Pullman, has earned the Girl Scout Silver Award by raising 23 pheasants and releasing them in the wild. Wiley, daughter of Michael and Mary Wiley, raised the pheasants over a six-week period last summer at the family residence along the Endicott Road. She will be presented the silver pin award at a multi-troop awards ceremony next Tuesday in Pullman. To meet the requirements for the badge, scouts...

  • Cross Country to sing at Selbu

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 23, 2014

    Dusty Cross Country musical group will present the morning worship service at Selbu Lutheran Church Sunday, Oct. 26. Services begin at 10 a. m. Word has been received of the death of Laurette Stueckle McCaw of Waitsburg Oct. 6, 2014. She was born June 7, 1930, in Dusty, the youngest of seven children, of the late Jacob J. and Martha Weber Stueckle. In 1936, the family moved to the Prescott area where her father farmed near Clyde. She married Jack M. McCaw in Walla Walla in 1949. The two worked together to run the family farm in the Touchet Vall...

  • My favorite recipes

    Oct 23, 2014

    Kelli Myers Collins was “home” in Colfax recently to teach a class at Whitman County Library’s main branch in Colfax. The library offers ACT 2 classes, teaching everything from beginning ukulele to bread making. Kelli taught basics of bread making. Her father, Bill Myers of Colfax, began to sell grains directly to consumers about five years ago. When he was selling at farmers’ markets, people asked him, “What do you do with it?” “It’s food!” he answered. But it appeared that the products needed...

  • Endicott’s Mariana Kleweno builds career in Hollywood A Responsible Woman’s Guide to Seeking the Unattainable Dream

    Garth Meyer, Gazette Reporter|Oct 23, 2014

    She was a hostess at Morton’s Steakhouse in Burbank, Calif. Many opportunities came to move up to server or bartender, but she never took any of them. “I didn’t want to make too much money,” said Mariana Klaveno, who graduated with the class of 1998 from St. John-Endicott High School. “Klaveno” is the stage spelling of Kleweno. She now stars on the CBS television show “Stalker,” the latest in a list of credits which include HBO’s “True Blood,” “Dexter” on Showtime, and “Devious Maids” on Lifeti...

  • Morgans host for 23rd time: Tractors go to work at plowing bee

    Oct 23, 2014

    All types of vintage tractors went to work Saturday for the plowing bee at the David Morgan ranch along the Palouse River in the Manning area. The tractors plowed a 20-plus acre field in approximately five hours in the 23rd bee. One new feature of the event this year was after the plowing event when the tractor owners allowed first-time drivers an opportunity to operate the vintage machines with the plows disconnected. Scenes here show the lineup at the start of the bee with a restored Farmall,... Full story

  • On the record

    Oct 23, 2014

    Real estate sales Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Verlie and Jennifer Rebecca Pitts, Endicott, house and lot on G Street in Endicott, $10,000, Oct. 10. V. Dale Peterson, Lewiston, to William Taylor, Princeton, Idaho, 1978 14x66 mobile home on Gregor Street in Colton, $19,900, Oct. 10. Harvey J. Woodford, Albion, to Cheryl A. McCoskey, Troy, Idaho, house on N. 5th Street in Garfield, $83,000, Oct. 10. Marguerite J. Motley, Pullman, to Daniel Mutisya and Robert A. Nilan, house on NW Sunrise Drive in Pullman, $439,000, Oct. 10. Patrick...

  • Don Brunell

    Oct 23, 2014

    November’s election needs to be about the people who are unemployed or underemployed and how best to increase wages. It worked for Bill Clinton."It’s the economy, stupid" was coined by Clinton’s campaign strategist James Carville in Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign against President George H. W. Bush. In March 1991, days after the ground invasion to liberate Kuwait, 90 percent of Americans approved of President Bush's job performance. The following year when the economy soured and the President had to swallow his campaign promise...

  • Bruce Cameron

    Oct 23, 2014

    Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2010. My face is a work in progress. Having grown an appropriate number of eyes, lips and noses, I’m now busily at work drawing lines to connect them all together. I’m also fond of developing what my dermatologist calls “squeamish basil cells.” (This may not be the precise medical term.) It seems there are places on my face that are considered bad neighborhoods, where tough cells hang out and frighten away healthy skin. To combat this blight, my doctor wants to use a technique... Full story

  • Letters

    Oct 23, 2014

    Place of residence In his October 19th article, Spokesman-Review writer Jim Camden put to rest the rumor that Cathy McMorris Rodgers does not actually live in Spokane. Like others, I have raised the question and so am glad to stand corrected; she lives in Spokane and rents out her house in San Diego. It is no wonder, though, that this myth grew. Cathy has seldom had public forums in the communities of the 5th. Even with record numbers of days for recess, vacation, campaigning and a three-day workweek, she is more likely to be traveling for poli...

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