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  • Legals Oct. 27

    Oct 26, 2016

    NOTICE OF A MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (M-DNS) Whitman County Planning issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (M-DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: Whitman County Terminaling, LLC proposes to build railroad track expansions along SR 271 and SR 27, located south of Rosalia, Washington and northwest and east of Oakesdale, Washington in Sections 25 and 26, Township 20 N, Range 43 E, W.M., Section 31, Township 20 N., Range 44 E., W.M., Section 5, Township...

  • Good Old Days Oct. 27

    Oct 26, 2016

    8 years ago The Commoner Oct. 16, 1891 State Auditor Reed has declined to issue a warrant upon a voucher of the state university building commission for $1,000 for the services of the architect. The refusal of Mr. Reed is based upon the ground that no appropriation has been made for the payments of warrants issued on account of indebtedness incurred in the construction of the university building. The law provides for the issuance of warrants but Mr. Reed holds that the constitution prohibits him from issuing warrants in any case unless an...

  • Savvy Senior: Forgetfulness: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

    Oct 26, 2016

    Dear Savvy Senior, At age 76, my husband has become forgetful lately and is worried he may have Alzheimer’s. What resources can you recommend to help us get a grip on this? Concerned Wife Dear Concerned, Many seniors worry about memory lapses as they get older fearing it may be the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. To get some insight on the seriousness of your husband’s problem, here are some resources you can turn to for help. Warning Signs As we grow older, some memory difficulties – such as forgett...

  • Obituaries Oct. 27

    Oct 26, 2016

    Hughes death notice Cynthia M. Hughes, 79, long-time Uniontown resident, died Oct. 19, 2016, at the Parr Drive Adult Family Home in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is making the funeral service arrangements. For paid obituaries, see Weekly Pages: Oct. 27 Kelvin McClellan Christopher 1925-2016 Beulah Mary Hemmer 1919-2016 Maryann Sharp 1932-2016 Marjorie J. Bourne 1923-2016... Full story

  • Etcetera Oct. 27

    Oct 26, 2016

    St. John Museum to honor veterans St. John Heritage Museum will be open Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of all veterans. The library has added new additions to the veterans' wall. Residents are also invited to help honor veterans and see what is new in the museum. Watercolor group plans exhibit Dahmen Barn in Uniontown will present its annual display of work from members of the Palouse Watercolor Socius from Nov. 3-27 with an opening reception Nov. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. Palouse Watercolor Socius was formed in the spring of 1974...

  • Medicare supplement assistance set at branch libraries

    Oct 26, 2016

    Open enrollment for health insurance and Medicare supplement is through Dec. 7. Whitman County Library is partnering again this year with Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors to offer free, unbiased, confidential help in making this important decision. Supplement policies need an annual review as they change in cost and coverage every year. Volunteers Daniel and Joyce Leonard are coming to all Whitman County communities to give information tailored to meet individual needs of current and future Medicare recipients. The Leonards have...

  • LaCrosse wheat weaving class a hit

    Oct 26, 2016

    Sue Morse of Edwall visited local residents in LaCrosse for a Wheat Weaving class at The Gathering Place. Local residents learned the basics of rope braiding and knotting, including how to clean and prep wheat. The program was sponsored by the Friends of the LaCrosse Library. Left to right: Leah Tyler of LaCrosse shows a finished product. Instructor Sue Morse shows Hope Moreland of LaCrosse how to braid wheat as Patty Nealey (seated) of Endicott practices.... Full story

  • Halloween plans set at Endicott

    Anne Lowe, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 26, 2016

    Endicott Endicott Parent Teacher Organization will have a carnival at the school Oct. 29 with games and food. There will be a costume fun run at 4 p.m., chili and hot dog dinner at 4:30, then the carnival and games from 5 to 7 p.m. The Endicott Community Bible Church will have candy night Oct. 31 at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. They will offer games, hot chocolate and snacks. Everyone is welcome to both events. Soup and bread night at the Trinity Lutheran Church is now in full swing. Trinity Lutheran Church hosts the event on first Wednesdays...

  • Halloween Cougar fans

    Oct 26, 2016

    Preston and Sandra Ritter have gone with a "Die hard Coug fans" theme for their annual Halloween display at 1232 Warner Road in Oakesdale. In the scene, a rather bony cheerleader works the crowd while a Coug fan cheers at the outdoor TV from his bench seat. Skeletal dogs sport flag and pom poms, and another under fed fan (partially visible) is seated at the edge of the porch....

  • Menus Oct. 27

    Oct 26, 2016

    AT OAKESDALE SCHOOL: Monday: Nachos, salad bar, cinnamon bread sticks, assorted veggies, apples, milk. Tuesday: Chicken dippers, salad bar, WG roll, assorted veggies, oranges, milk. Wednesday: Hamburger gravy over whipped potatoes, salad bar, zucchini bread, assorted veggies, peaches, milk. Thursday: Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich, salad bar, assorted veggies, applesauce, milk. Friday: Corndog, salad bar, assorted veggies, french fries, strawberries, milk. AT ST. JOHN SCHOOL: Monday: Hamburger, fries, cherry crisp. Tuesday: Turkey sub,...

  • Library Calendar Oct. 27

    Oct 26, 2016

    Thursday, Oct. 27 Colfax – 6 p.m. – Everybody Reads Book Club. This years’ book is Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks. Sarah will be leading this great discussion about a fantastic read. Friday, Oct. 28 Palouse – 4 p.m. – Holiday Fun craft snack and a movie at the library. Colfax – 5 p.m. – Fire Chief Reception in the meeting room. Come in and meet the candidates for Colfax Fire Chief. There will be refreshments and a great opportunity to meet and greet our candidates. Malden – 6 to 7 p.m. – Costume Storytime with games, food and stories for k...

  • Rosalia book fair set

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 26, 2016

    Rosalia Rosalia PTO will sponsor a book fair at the Rosalia school. The book fair dates and times are listed below. Oct. 31: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 1: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2: 7:30-8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-7 p.m. Family time is from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 3: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. You can also shop online at: http:// rosaliaelementaryschool... Full story

  • Giant get well card for Mike Day

    Oct 26, 2016

    Rosalia High School students visited Mike Day Oct. 14 at his residence in Rosalia and presented him with this giant get well card. Day, who serves as a volunteer for sports programs at Rosalia, is recovering at home from a surgical procedure and short hospital stay in Spokane.... Full story

  • Colfax grads attend luncheon

    Oct 26, 2016

    Colfax graduates attended the fall luncheon in Spokane Oct. 11. The next luncheon will be Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. Front row: Carl Ray (1953), Lillie Cooley Conrad, Sandra Hubbard Conti (1956), Al White, Jim Krouse (1963), Elaine Morris Krouse (1962) and Barbara Long Martin (1953). Back row: Don Nelson (1955), Earl Enos (1953), Larry Brownell (1952), Jerry Martin (1951), Del Teade (1952), Marilyn Vannice Ray (1959), Carol Haxton Rubin (1960) and Mark Rubin (1959)....

  • My Favorite Recipes: Meet Collin Pittmann, Rosalia

    Linda Marler|Oct 26, 2016

    Collin Pittmann of Rosalia. Fans of Colfax High School musicals have been acquainted with Collin Pittmann for several years. Since Rosalia High School does not offer the opportunity, Collin has been involved in several musicals, and this year he is playing Will Parker, a male lead, in “Oklahoma!” Kyle Appel plays Curly, Lauren Claassen is Laurie and Sara Welchel has the role of Ado Annie. The musical will run Nov. 17, 18, 19 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. with limited seating and Nov... Full story

  • Homestead volunteers assemble 12,500 packets

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 26, 2016

    Dusty On Friday, Oct. 21, Homestead Ministries had its fall soup event at the Logos School in Moscow with 450 students filling soup packets for the needy in the area. The students put together 12,500 soup packages to make more than 72,000 meals. Help from 25 volunteers from the Dusty, LaCrosse, Colfax, Colton, Uniontown and Moscow areas helped accomplish this task. Saturday, Tom and Doreen Riedner drove to Superior, Mont., to attend funeral services for Mary Morris, former Hooper resident. Bev and Dennis Brunson from Richland, also former... Full story

  • LaCrosse FFA team mans WA booth at nationals

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Oct 26, 2016

    Lacrosse The FFA National Convention was last week in Indianapolis, Ind. FFA members who attended were Nicole Harder, Britte Harder, Abby McGregor, Alynn Harder, Autumn Meyers, Trey Fleming, TJ Harder and Lauren Stubbs. Weston Miller placed third in the nation in his proficiency area. The Washington state booth was manned by the team members. This privilege was earned when the freshmen won the state competition and therefore represented Washington state at the national convention. Tami Stubbs was credited for transporting materials. Halloween C...

  • St. John '66 grads attend 50-year reunion

    Oct 26, 2016

    St. John High School class of 1966 celebrated its 50-year reunion Oct. 2 in the Fitzgerald Banquet Room at Northern Quest Hotel & Casino. In front, left to right, are Jim Kile, St. John, and Gary Smick, Mukilteo. Seated, left to right: Melody Chesnut, Spokane; Kathy Cunningham Whiteside, Cheney; Patti West Reynolds, Spokane; Darlene Horlacher Kinney, Spokane, and Sharie Harwood Monsam, Mesa, Ariz. Third row, left to right: Judy Hergert, St. John; Karen Dechenne Mills, St. John; Syrelda...

  • Reunion of past casts set during CHS musical

    Oct 26, 2016

    As Colfax vocal music director, Cary Cammack is preparing students for the 25th musical at Colfax High School under his direction, and a brief history of the local tradition is being compiled and two receptions for all Colfax past musical casts planned. On the evenings of Nov. 18-19, as part of performances of this year's show, “Oklahoma,” cast members from the past will be recognized before the curtain with a cake reception after the performance. “We invite them all to come and celebrate with us,” said Patti Cammack, Cary's wife, who is puttin...

  • FSA announces reporting dates

    Oct 26, 2016

    The Whitman County Farm Service Agency this week announced acreage reporting dates for the current crop year. Executive Director Patrick Lewis said it is important to file accurate and timely reports. “In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Whitman County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline,” he said. The deadlines this year include a change in reporting perennial forage, which was previously Nov. 15. It is now Dec. 15, the same dat...

  • New LED lights installed in Colfax

    Oct 26, 2016

    David Fowler, Avista local representative for Colfax, replaces a high-pressure sodium streetlight with a new LED light on Spring Street Monday. Fowler has been switching out the bulbs since the summer as part of ReLight Washington, a program overseen by the state's Transportation Improvement Board....

  • Passport to Colfax returning to chamber businesses next month

    Kara McMurray, Gazette Reporter|Oct 26, 2016

    Passports are returning to Colfax. Local businesses will have Passports to Colfax starting Nov. 1. The passports will be at businesses which are members of the chamber. “You can purchase items in Colfax, get stamps, fill it up and turn it in,” said Valoree Gregory, Colfax unified executive director. Passport to Colfax will be the entire month of November and will conclude Dec. 1, which is First Thursday and Winterfest. Passport to Colfax was introduced last year around the holidays to encourage local shopping. “It was a big hit,” said Gregory...

  • First Thursday: Event said doing well, more plans for next year

    Kara McMurray, Gazette Reporter|Oct 26, 2016

    With five First Thursdays now in the books, Colfax's Unified Executive Director Valoree Gregory said the event is doing well. “We think it's going good,” she said. “It brings people downtown.” Gregory said people have reported enjoying the vendors. “They love the vendors,” she said. “We have more signed up for next year.” Two more First Thursdays are scheduled this year. Next week on Nov. 3, First Thursday will be a holiday open house, with several businesses participating. The Dec. 1 First Thursday will celebrate Colfax's annual Winterfest, an...

  • On the Record Oct. 27

    Oct 26, 2016

    MARRIAGE LICENSES Dustin Sonny James VanOrman, 27, and Wang Hong, 23, both Liberty Lake, Oct. 19. Markous Allen Kelp, 24, Moscow, and Nicole Catherine Clark, 23, Pullman, Oct. 20. REAL ESTATE SALES Hayden Homes, LLC, Redmond, Ore., to Clark and Michelle Lewis, Pullman, house on SW Panorama Drive, Pullman, $232,500, Sept. 2. Robert and Debra Tupper, Spokane, to Rebecca Sabetta, Lamont, house on Garfield Street, Lamont, $10,000, Sept. 2. Mader Development, Inc., Genesee, to Ken and Cherlyn Renstrom, Garfield, lot on NW Valleyview Drive, Pullman,...

  • Don C. Brunell: Take a Page from Gerald Ford’s Playbook

    Oct 26, 2016

    It’s D-Day for American voters. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump carrying unusually low approval ratings and having a deep antipathy for one another, no matter which one ultimately is elected, the nation will be bitterly polarized. Hopefully, each has a plan to bring us back together after Nov. 8. America thrives on a peaceful transfer of power. It is one of the important traditions which has been handed down since John Adams succeeded George Washington on March 4, 1797. For guidance, Clinton and Trump ought to look to Gerald Ford. F...

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