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Articles from the November 25, 2015 edition

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Etcetera

Palouse Cares marks 10th year The 10th annual Palouse Cares food drive and auctions will be next Saturday, Dec. 5, with 16 communities participating beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sites in Whitman County will include Zeppoz in Pullman, Colfax Food Pantry,...

 

Truck crash in storm blocks highway 195

A tractor-trailer truck went out of control during the Nov. 17 wind storm and rolled over, blocking Highway 195 eight-tenths of a mile west of Pullman. The driver, Watheaq M. Al Darraji, Kent, complained of pain in a leg after the crash. The wrecked...

 

Menus Nov. 26

AT OAKESDALE SCHOOL: Monday: Chicken dippers, WG roll, whipped potatoes, assorted veggies, strawberries and applesauce, milk. Tuesday: Chicken fajitas, brown rice, lettuce and cheese cup, assorted veggies, bananas and mandarin oranges, milk....

 

Chadwick wins bronze

Colton FFA member Savannah Chadwick won a bronze emblem in the FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Event at the 88th national FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. She was one of...

 

GP mid school lists honor roll members

Garfield-Palouse Middle School students who topped the first quarter honor roll with all-A grades included Marci Brantner, Denni Fecly, Kenzi Pedersen and Abbuy Perkins, sixth grade; Ethan Cook, Austin Jones and Danny Laughery, seventh grade; and...

 

Winterfest includes Santa, parade, fireworks

Colfax Winterfest is just around the corner with Santa Claus paying a visit, a repeat of the popular Festival of Trees, extended retail hours, regional vendors, a lighted parade and fireworks set for Thursday, Dec. 3 in Colfax. A tradition since the...

 

Ukulele players will return for fest

Ukulele Players of the Palouse, under the direction of Scott Hallett, right, of Colfax, will perform at The Center in Colfax next Thursday was part of Winterfest. They will play after the Winterfest...

 

Savvy Senior

How Much You’ll Pay for Medicare in 2016 Dear Savvy Senior, I know there won’t be a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year but what about Medicare? I’ve heard some beneficiaries will get hit with a big Part B monthly...

 
 By Anne Lowe    People    November 25, 2015

Wind storm downs lines

Endicott The wind storm caused a lot of downed trees, and the electricity was cut off at approximately 7 p.m. on Nov. 17. Power was back on by 1 p.m. Nov. 18. A couple of trees were blown over on the Clint and Nadine Rice property next to the sewer...

 

Library calendar Nov. 26

Thursday, Nov. 26 All Branches – WCL is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The website, digital collections and drop boxes remain available. Palouse – 7:45 a.m.- 11th Annual Turkey Leg Fun Run – Walk, jog or run to raise money for...

 

Obituaries Nov. 26

Heather Robinson Monaghan A celebration of life for Heather Robinson Monaghan, 39, was Saturday morning Nov. 21, 2015, at the Seltice Room of the Garden Plaza, 545 Garden Plaza Court, Post Falls, Idah...

 

Dusty residents attend FB confab

Dusty Phyllis and David Stueckle, Steve and Dianne Appel and Peter Appel attended the Washington State Farm Bureau Convention in Yakima last week from Tuesday through Thursday. Homestead Ministries met with the St. Patrick's Youth Group last...

 

Mayflower Thanksgiving program held at library

Holly Meyer, manager of the Colton Branch of the Whitman County Library, shares a Mayflower Thanksgiving project with the kindergarten students at the Colton Elementary School. This is one of the...

 

Megan Mock, Belfore wed in Paris

Megan Mock and Ryan Belfore were united in marriage June 5, 2015, in Paris, France. They exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony at dawn on the bank of the River Seine. Brian Brookman, friend of the...

 

My favorite recipes

Meet Cindy Pitts, Dusty Cindy Pitts at work at the Whitman County Auditor’s Office. Cindy Pitts is the daughter of Norm Bafus and the late Dixie Bafus, LaCrosse. Born in Colfax, she spent her early...

 

Residents check out info site

Lacrosse Peggy Bryan and Bill Knox are looking into grant writing applications and inquiring on avenues for funding to restore the rock houses. Peggy with Scooter Lyle and Kathleen Ryan, from WSU, are working on ideas for a temporary unit to act as...

 
 By Mike Day    People    November 25, 2015

Rosalia school program honors local veterans

Rosalia The Rosalia High School leadership class organized and led the veteran’s program, which was attended by many local veterans. School Superintendent Larry Keller, retired Air Force Colonel, spoke during the assembly. David Frazier,...

 
 By Mike Day    People    November 25, 2015

Rosalia honors veterans at Memorial Park

Rosalia The annual Rosalia Veterans Day ceremony commenced Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park in Rosalia. Rosalia Chamber of Commerce president, Patricia Voge, presided and welcomed all veterans. Father Mike Savelesky led the gathering...

 

Colton – Uniontown crowns 2015 DYW winners

Terah Bennett, Daylinn Smith, Kendyl Druffel, and Emma Schultheis, from the left, competed for the Distinguished Young Woman of Colton-Uniontown award Saturday. At the end of the “Winter...

 

On the record

MARRIAGE LICENSES Zachariah Matthew Heiden, 34, and Jessica Louise Dugger, 27, both Pullman, Nov. 19. Douglas Marques Dutra, 23, and Chia Chen Cheng, 22, both Pullman, Nov. 19. Zachary James Duris, 29, and Kirstyn Marie Tozer, 28, both Colton, Nov....

 

Coroner death coverage marks 40 percent increase in 2015

Pointing to a 40 percent increase in responses by his office this year, Coroner Pete Martin last week requested a $24,730 addition to his operating budget for 2015. This amendment, approved unanimously by the three commissioners, brought the total...

 

Don C. Brunell: Presidential Travel, China Style

When China’s President Xi Jinping flew into Seattle last September, his presidential airliner looked like any other Air China 747-400 passenger jet. That is because it was. The Chinese have a different approach to flying their leaders. Its Air...

 

Letters Nov. 26

Trans Pacific Partnership From an agricultural standpoint, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is of great benefit to farmers and our state. Countries within the TPP account for 42 percent of all U.S. agricultural exports. Soft white wheat grown...

 

Rich Lowry: After Paris, Empty Symbolism

The instant online symbol of global support for Paris after last week’s attacks was a roughly rendered peace symbol with an Eiffel Tower in the middle of it. The French designer Jean Jullien sketched it as soon as he heard the news of the...

 

Bob Franken: Empty Threats

Here is one of the most disturbing questions of all: How do you severely punish groups of fanatics for whom martyrdom is the highest aspiration? When French President Francois Hollande promises his nation “will be merciless toward the barbarians...

 

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