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By Wendy Sienknecht
Gazette Correspondent 

Bippes hosts GOP caucus


February 25, 2010


The Republican Caucus was held recently in Tekoa at the home of Bunny Bippes. Amendments to the Republican platform were discussed and sent on to the county chairman, Steve Naught of St. John.

Among the topics discussed were amendments including repealing the mail-in vote, the possibility of buying health insurance across state lines and opposing the requirement that employees must be required to join unions at their job sites.

It was also strongly suggested that Gov. Gregoire hold county town hall meetings across the state, such as Governor Butch Otter of Idaho has done.

Cotton Crider and Rose Hendrickson will be Oakesdale’s delegates to the county convention, and Janet Stafford will be the Tekoa delegate. The county convention will be March 27 at 8 a.m. in the McGregor Auditorium outside Colfax.

The Sienknecht family and friends attended the annual Junior Livestock Show benefit dinner in Spokane Saturday, Feb. 20. Those in attendance were Doug and Wendy Sienknecht, Carrie Garcia, Amy Sienknecht, Katie & Pastor Sanchez of Tekoa and Ben and Gena Hawk of Spokane. The livestock show is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. This show is one of the biggest livestock shows for 4-H & FFA members in the nation. About 800 people attended the dinner and live auction called by Butch Booker of Colfax.

Others from Tekoa in attendance were Dan and Kathy Hutton and Seeds, Inc.


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