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Savvy senior - Dec. 3, 2009

How to Guard Against Medicare Fraud Dear Savvy Senior The television program “60 Minutes” recently did a disturbing segment on the problem of Medicare fraud, which has raised some questions for me. What are the steps Medicare recipients need to... Full story


Obituaries - Dec. 3, 2009

Earl L. Muir A memorial service for Earl Lyle Muir, 77, a longtime Pullman resident, will be Friday, Dec. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Congregational UCC. A family interment service will be at Pullman City Cemetery at a later date. He died... Full story


extra! (page B4, 12-3-09)

Steptoe students mark last Library stop Steptoe School students visited the Whitman County Library building for the last time before renovation. Steptoe makes regular monthly visits to the Colfax library for materials and programs. Due to the...


etc. Dec. 3, 2009

Simpson UMC dedication Simpson United Methodist Church in Pullman will rededicate its sanctuary after the completion of renovations Sunday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. contemporary services. Upgrades include improved lighting, sound and video,...


Hospital Highlights - One blood donation can save up to 3 lives!

During the holidays and winter months the number of people donating blood products is generally lower than usual. More people are traveling and find it hard to squeeze in the time to give blood. In addition, there are traditionally more accidents on... Full story


School/Senior menus

Week of Dec. 7-11, 2009 At Colton School: Monday: Chicken and noodles, rolls, green beans, fruit. Tuesday: Pigs in blanket, pretzel bites with cheese, corn, fruit. Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, French fries, green salad, fruit, maple bars. Thursday:...


Endicott will launch Yule season Saturday

Endicott is getting ready for the Christmas season. Tuesday, Endicott/St. John Junior High students helped Community Club members set up Christmas lights and paint the business windows with Christmas scenes. This was done in preparation to... Full story


Guests visit Dusty for holiday

Dusty Thanksgiving guests of Larry and Di Brink included sons Kevin and family, Amber, Chloe and Ashley of Richland and John of College Place and his friend Brandy of Colfax; Lucky, Joan and Desiree’ Myrick, Dusty; Mike and Michael Myrick, Graham;... Full story


Santa arrives at LaCrosse Saturday

LaCrosse Samantha Bafus represented LaCrosse in the Teen Read Week digital picture contest. As one of the grand prize winners she received a $15 iTunes gift card. Santa Claus arrives in town this Saturday, Dec 5, at the TeaPot Cafe at 9:30 a.m. and...


Tekoa faces moose problem

Tekoa A cow moose and a young bull have been spotted at many locations in Tekoa. Dave and Laurie Shrope, living on the south side of town, have discovered moose noseprints on their front window, and were startled when they opened their drapes one mor... Full story


Advent recitals will feature area organists, students

David Buckley of Colfax will be among area organists who will participate during mid-day Advent recitals in December. The concerts are sponsored by the Pullman-Moscow Chapter of American Guild of Organists. The two programs, Dec. 9 and 16, are open... Full story


Lamonters celebrate Thanksgiving

Lamont Bonnie Swannack was a guest at the home of Janet and Mark Bowman to celebrate her birthday last Sunday evening. Also present were her husband, Bill, and Tom, Hollie and Tommie Sue Swannack. Ginny Rajala’s mother is recuperating and gaining...


Food distributions set for December

Locations for a state and federal emergency food distribution for Wednesday, Dec. 16, will be Palouse Federated Church, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Rosalia Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For Thursday, Dec. 17, distribution will be Malden/Pine City, To...

 By Jana Mathia    People    December 3, 2009

My favorite recipes - Dec. 3, 2009

Meet Mary Kaye Stelzer, Pine City When Mary Kaye Stelzer was four years old, she started to collect horse figures. She never had a horse of her own growing up, but purchased the little figurines in Pine City, Thornton and Colfax. “I even liked the... Full story


Eric-E to play at Dahmen Barn

Eric-E, singer and guitarist who has performed full-time since 1985, will play at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m., He will play original songs, classics and Christmas favorites. Admission will be $7 at the door. Eric has opened... Full story


EWU choir will return to Tekoa

The sounds of Christmas will emanate from the Tekoa Empire Theatre next Thursday, Dec. 10, when the Eastern Washington University choir returns to present its Christmas concert in Tekoa. The choir has made two previous concerts at Tekoa. The show...


Tapestry choir slates concerts at Colfax, Moscow

Tapestry Women’s choir will perform their Christmas concert at First Presbyterian Church in Moscow, Friday, Dec. 4, and at United Methodist Church in Colfax, Monday, Dec. 7. The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Dale Forrey of Colfax, the cho... Full story

 By Joe Smillie    News    December 3, 2009

County outlines 2010 road work plan

Two bridge replacements, completion of the reconstruction of Almota Road and miscellaneous small projects are on the horizon for Whitman County’s Public Works Department next year. Director Mark Storey Monday finalized his department’s 2010...

 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    December 3, 2009

Habitat’s Palouse house advances to winter stage

The latest Habitat for Humanity project in Palouse is already looking like a house that will eventually be a home. The new three-bedroom, single story house in Palouse now has siding, windows and doors and could be completed by March, said Habitat pr...


Word on the street - Dec. 3, 2009

Last Friday was the biggest shopping day of the year. Did you score any Black Friday deals? JoAnne Fleming, LaCrosse “No, I didn’t. I was in California vacationing.” They didn’t have any sales down there? “Oh, probably. But I was having... Full story


Bulletin column - Dec. 3, 2009

These reports are from the previous two 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. Second gun heist reported Whitman County...

 By Joe Smillie    News    December 3, 2009

Giant video monitor tops court upgrades

Whitman County’s Superior courtroom is looking to get a makeover. Superior Court Administrator Sonya Miller said the court will receive new doors, new tables for attorneys, a digital evidence projector and a 63-inch video monitor. The projector... Full story


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