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CALENDAR July 20 — Lewis-Clark Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, noon, Elk’s Temple, Al Reagan, (208) 7435441. July 21 — Lewis-Clark Association of Realtors, 11:30 a.m., Elk’s Temple, (208) 7462019. July 21 — Orofino Chamber of Commerce, noon, Ponderosa, (208) 476-4335. Aug. 4 — Grangeville Chamber of Commerce, 1:30 p.m., Oscar’s (208) 983-0460. Aug. 4 — Orofino Chamber of Commerce, noon, Ponderosa, (208) 476-4335. Aug. 4 — Kamiah Chamber of Commerce, 7 p.m., chamber building, (208) 935-2290. Aug. 5 — Port of Whitman County, 10 a.m., (509) 3973791. Aug. 6 — Lewiston Chamber of Commerce general membership, 7 a.m., Morgan’s Alley (208) 743-3531. Aug. 10 — Port of Lewiston, 1:30 p.m., (208) 743-5531. Aug. 10 — Pullman Chamber of Commerce, noon, location TBA, (509) 334-3565. Aug. 10 — Grangeville GEM Team, 7 a.m., Oscar’s (208) 983-0460. Aug. 11 — Clarkston Chamber of Commerce general membership, noon, Quality Inn, (509) 758-7712. Aug. 12 — Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, 8 a.m., Coffee Mill Creations, (208) 962-3231. Aug. 17— Lewis-Clark Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, noon, Elk’s Temple, Al Reagan (208) 7435441. Aug. 19 — Lewiston Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m. 2
Compensation comes with taxes NEW YORK — Gulf Coast business owners who receive payments from BP for oil spill-related losses may also get an unwanted surprise: The money isn’t all theirs to keep. Many will have to pay taxes on the payouts just as they would with some insurance proceeds. On June 25th, the IRS issued what it called guidance, or tax information, for businesses and individuals affected by the spill. While the government was focusing on victims of the spill, the information applies to any business that has received compensation after a disaster. Among other things, the IRS said that payments intended to replace a business’ lost income or profits must be reported as part of a company’s gross income. And a self-employed business owner is required to pay self-employment taxes on the money. The IRS said it would hold what it’s calling Gulf Coast Assistance Day July 17 to help taxpayers and tax preparers with issues related to the spill. IRS employees will be available in Mobile, Ala.; Panama City and Pensacola Fla.; New Orleans, Houma and Baton Rouge, La.; and Gulfport, Miss. The IRS said times and specific locations would be available soon on its website, www.irs.gov. The IRS site also has information about tax matters related to the oil spill. BP PLC has agreed to set up a $20 billion claims fund to compensate individuals and businesses who have suffered losses due to the spill, which began after an April explosion and fire
Joyce Rosenberg sank a BP-operated rig. Among the businesses that have submitted claims are shrimpers, fishing industry suppliers and resort hotels, all of which have seen their income plunge or even disappear because of the spill. BP’s website, www.bp.com, has information on filing claims. A look at the tax issues involving the BP payouts:
Lost Income And Profits The IRS’ guidance on oil spill payouts comes from some basic, decades-old provisions of the tax law. “There are no new rules, no special treatment” because of the spill, said Ralph Litolff, a certified public accountant and director of business consulting services with Bourgeois Bennett LLC in Metairie, La. Under the law, any payments that a business or a company owner gets to replace lost income or profits are taxable. Typically, those payments are from business interruption insurance policies or court awards, but the oil spill payments fall into the same category when
it comes to how they’re treated by the tax laws. What matters is the purpose of the payout rather than the source of the money. The theory behind the law is simple. A business or owner would have to pay tax on what they would have earned if a disaster or other event hadn’t stopped them from making money. “If the ultimate plan of the payment is to replace what would have been income, it’s generally taxable,” Litolff said. Business owners who are self-employed will also have to pay self-employment taxes on the payout. These include Medicare and Social Security taxes. They may also need to pay estimated tax on the payments, to avoid late payment interest when 2010 returns are due next April.
Property Damage The oil spill compensation fund also covers payments for property damage from the spill. But, unlike payments to cover lost income, businesses don’t have to pay taxes on the money they receive for damage to their property. This is also long-standing tax law. The theory is that payments are making injured parties whole again. Litolff said that compared with disasters like hurricanes, the oil spill has resulted in relatively few cases of business property damage. If fishing boats or docks are covered by oil, BP says it will pay for the cost of cleaning them up. The same goes for any private beachfront property,
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Our favorite quote “I do what I do so I can do what I like.” — Dr. Dennis Harper (story Page 8)
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VERY VISIBLE LEWISTON LOCATION ON SOUTHWAY/16TH AVENUE IS NOW AVAILABLE for purchase or lease. Formerly a medical ofﬁce and then a real estate ofﬁce, this building has several updated features not found in current construction. It has many ofﬁces, a large reception/administration area and a covered outdoor patio. Restaurants are nearby, along with a local credit union and Valley Medical Center is just a few short blocks away. www.71016thAve.com $550,000 #116207
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VERY VISIBLE EAST MAIN LOCATION. Suitable for ofﬁces or ofﬁce and warehouse. Extra parking is available off site. 2,200 square feet of ofﬁce and 2,800 of open area that could be shop space all on 24,000 square feet. Do you do business with Clearwater Paper? If so you should be here. Priced right at $250,000. www.2703EMainSt. com #115793
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HARD TO FIND platted, heavy industrial (County M-2) property with utilities & served by a public street is now available for sale. The total acreage of the six tracts is 23.42 acres but there are sites available as small as 1.59 acres. Prices range from $135,000 to $500,000. Water, sewer, electricity, natural gas and telephone are available. #115167
NORTH LEWISTON BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Do you have customers or clients in the Port area and need a presence there? We may have the answer. This property contains 1,616 sq ft of ofﬁce space on almost a half acre of ground on a corner lot in the Port area. There is room to add more buildings and the access is excellent. Be right where the action is at a great price, $120,000. #114764
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An apple a day (or three) keeps the doctor away Time and again, we’ve heard that eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables is good for our health. It can help us lose weight, increase energy, fend off chronic disease and even certain types of cancers. Although the benefits are seemingly endless, few of us actually follow these guidelines. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fewer than 15 percent of Idahoans eat the recommended two or more servings of fruit per day and three or more servings of vegetables, and nearly a quarter of the state’s adults are obese (defined as having a body mass index of 30 or higher). Poor nutrition is strongly
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Organization recognizes Potlatch volunteer The Idaho Credit including eight years Union League named as chairman of the Chris Martson its board. 2009 Outstanding Martson has earned Volunteer of the Year every certification in at its annual meeting the Credit Union Nain Coeur d’Alene. tional Association’s Martson, of volunteer achieveClarkston, is a 36ment and volunteer Chris year-employee at leadership programs. Martson Potlatch Corp./ClearHe has also volwater Paper, where unteered his time he works as an electrician. in such organizations as the He’s been a volunteer at Pot- Central Labor Council, the latch No. 1 Federal Credit Lewiston Gun Club and the Union for the past 26 years, Boys and Girls Clubs of the serving in various capacities, Lewis-Clark Valley.
including property used for business purposes, where oil washes ashore. Litolff said he has gotten calls from people who own beachfront condos who are seeing their property
correlated with chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, which are the driving factor behind 75 percent of all health care
See JONES, Page 6 values fall. At this point, he said, those property owners won’t qualify for payments from BP unless they can prove property damage. And there’s no tax relief, although there might be if the property is sold at a loss. Rosenberg covers small business issues for the Associated Press.
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nutrition into your company’s workplace wellness program is essential. One way my employer does this in the larger locations (Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City) is by discounting healthy food in the cafeteria by 35 percent. When healthy food is tasty and a few dollars cheaper than the burgers and fries, people choose differently: 75 percent of cafeteria purchases now include at least one healthy menu item, up from 28 percent in 2005. For those locations that do not have a cafeteria, we’ve installed healthy item vending machines. Don’t have a cafeteria, but still want to help your employees eat well? Here are some suggestions: l Make sure drinking water is readily available. It’s a great alternative to soda and it has zero calories. l Identify healthy eateries near your workplace and compile menus from the healthiest ones within walking distance. l Post nutritional information on the front of vending machines.
l Encourage employees to eat breakfast. It can raise metabolism by 10 percent and provide energy to boost job performance. l Host a weekly Weight Watchers at Work meeting. Because the meetings are onsite and over the lunch hour, it’s easier for employees to attend. l Have healthy food options available at catered meetings, office parties and company picnics. l Remind employees about the health and wellness programs available through their insurer. Many, like Regence, offer one-onone health coaching and online wellness resources at no additional cost. For additional ideas and support, visit the CDC’s Nutrition website (www.cdc. gov/nutrition), the American Heart Association’s Nutrition Center (www.heart.org), or ask your local hospital to suggest resources in your area.
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Generation Y workers need help and guidance to reach their potential Question: Our company needed to fill several openings, and we conducted a good number of interviews. Several of the applicants (primarily 20 – 30 years of age) wanted to know how flexible we could be to work around their schedule. What happened to working the best schedule for the company? Is this a normal attitude with this generation? Answer: The answer is yes, this is normal. In fact, many companies are providing training for the Baby Boomer and Generation X employees to help them better understand this generation. The generation you are asking about is known as Generation Y. They grew up in the 1990s and are tech savvy. Many of
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parents give their complete loyalty to a company with the belief that if they worked hard and gave 110 percent they would have a job for life. As we all know, it didn’t always work out that way. The Generation Ys witnessed their parents being laid off or downsized from jobs they served faithfully for 20 or 30 plus years. So Generation Ys came to the realization that doing a good job and sacrificing for the company does not mean job security. They watched their parents put the company first and then be shown the door. This experience reinforced a “me first” attitude. Generation Y is more popularly known as the Millennial Generation or Millennials.
Another nickname for Millennials is Trophy Kids based on the trend in academics and sports where everyone who participates gets a ribbon or trophy; everyone is a winner. An example of the Trophy Kid was portrayed in the movie “Meet the Fockers.” There is a great scene where Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman) prominently exhibits a trophy case he built called the “Wall of Gaylord” for his son Gaylord (Ben Stiller). Gaylord finished most of his competitions in mediocre fashion, and his 10th and 12th place ribbons are proudly displayed on the “Wall of Gaylord.” I remember asking a
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Dr. Dennis Harper sees thousands of patients annually at his chiropractic clinic on U.S. Highway 12 near Orofino.
Balancing his life Chiropractor Dennis Harper knew early on he wanted a career that would match his interests
At College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Calif., Harper searched for the perfect fit. — DR. DENNIS HARPER He was interested in medispecific criteria in mind. He career by his lack of educa- cine, but ruled out becoming wanted to own his own busi- tion, was determined Harper a physician after getting “fed ness and wanted the potential and his brother would not up” with chemistry. Anatomy and physiology to earn money based on how face the same situation. He much he worked. pushed them to attend col- was another story, though. By Mary Tatko Those goals didn’t come lege, and when Harper was “I love to know how things Of Target Publications about by chance. in eighth grade he began in- work,” Harper said. Harper was only 13 when troducing them to business So when he met a student OROFINO — As a college he decided business owner- professionals of many sorts, who was going to chiropracstudent choosing a career ship was the way to go. His hoping to provide examples See BALANCING, Page 9 path, Dennis Harper had father, who felt limited in his and inspiration. 8
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cover story “I do what I do so I can do what I like.”
— DR. DENNIS HARPER
BALANCING From page 8 tic school, his curiosity was piqued. Harper was familiar with the profession. His father, his father’s twin brother and his grandfather all had suffered chronic headaches, and his father had sought treatment from a chiropractor. Harper remembered being unimpressed with the chiropractor his father saw, but as he looked into the profession, he saw what he describes as a “new era of chiropractic.” The core philosophy, which Harper describes as “restor(ing) nerve function and allowing the body to heal itself without the intervention of drugs,” hadn’t changed, but chiropractic care had become increasingly evidence based. The more he learned, the more interested he became, ultimately earning a doctorate of chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Ore., at the age of 23. Fast forward 30 years, and Harper, who moved to Idaho in 1981 and owns a clinic in Orofino where he has practiced since 1984, is living his dream. His practice is profitable enough to allow him to travel, including fishing in the Panama Canal and hunting caribou in the Yukon, but, perhaps best of all, he can pursue his favorite hobbies right outside his back door. “I moved here because of hunting and fishing,” he said, as he showed recent visitors MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
Dr. Dennis Harper a photo of his wife and him at Dworshak Reservoir. “I do what I do so I can do what I like.”
Creating Balance It wasn’t always so fun. Harper recalls being interviewed in the back room of Orofino’s Ponderosa restaurant for national television in
the mid-1980s when logging jobs were disappearing and the community’s economic outlook was bleak. With the small town where he’d chosen to live and work facing hard times while he struggled to establish his business, he was edging toward depression. His outlook changed, though, after attending a management seminar in
Occupation: chiropractor Age: 54 Residence: Orofino Family: wife Tina; children Sarah, David and Cameron; two grandchildren Education: associates degree, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, Calif., 1977; doctorate of chiropractic, Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Ore., 1980 Civic/professional: Orofino Chamber of Commerce public affairs chairman; Orofino Kiwanis president; Clearwater Resource Coalition member; Lewis-Clark State College Outreach Program past chairman; Boy Scouts of America sponsor; American Chiropractic Scoliosis Foundation member; National Board of Examiners member; Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians past chairman; Western States Chiropractic College associate instructor California. For three years, he spent every other weekend there learning skills he’d never even realized he didn’t have. “They don’t teach how to run a practice in school,” he said. The practice quadrupled in size, and Harper found
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closures, high unemployment and the rest of this mess. Many of us sense that we’re on the cusp of a fundamental shift in our economy and culture. Though most may be in denial, the evidence strongly suggests that the American economy has been propelled and sustained by criminally inflated credit and rampant speculation, and we are on the precipice of a change that will result in a dramatically altered American landscape. Richard Florida, an American who lives in Toronto, made his name with “The Rise of The Creative Class,” the book that predicted the primacy of metropolitan areas with diverse populations. Not surprisingly, this new one makes the same case, placing it within the context of our ongoing economic tumult and turmoil. As an academic, Florida starts, somewhat predictably, with a large dose of history, focusing on previous eras and shifts in the country’s socioeconomic fabric. He invokes tons of stats and quotes, another academic habit, which can be a bit off-putting at times though it’s more of a mild distraction than an annoyance. But if you’re patient, this flood of data forms a nice mosaic of snapshots as he explains how the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression morphed the largely rural, agrarian economy and population of the United States into an urban manufacturing powerhouse. As in his earlier book, Florida argues effectively (with stats, naturally) that the country’s diversity has
been its most powerful, important and, ironically, subtlest strength, despite some groups’ assertions to the contrary. Areas with diverse populations — ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations and other factors — are invariably economically stronger, not to mention more interesting places to live. Further, he asserts that cities, with their dense clusters of apartment houses, clogged roads and massed populations, are actually more environmentally friendly and better at “metabolizing” their wealth. Also among Florida’s findings is that the U.S. infrastructure is approaching third-world status. So if we truly want to be competitive, if not viable, we need to get with it. We’re way behind China, Spain and most of what Rummy used to call “Old Europe.” We must also upgrade our transportation system. Forget about building more inefficient, energy-depleting highways; light rail and high-speed rail is where it’s at. In fact, high-speed rail would bring scattered areas together into more powerful clusters and also be useful if, indeed the predictions of $20-a-gallon gas comes true, or the rest of the prognostications of the “peak oil” crowd comes to pass. Not all of Florida’s recommendations are easily implemented. Though Starbucks, Trader Joe’s and Costco have already done so, Florida’s advocacy of the elevation of service workers’ pay may un-
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THE JOB COACH
Take time to prepare for that interview Some people think the interview is the most frightening part of the job search. Many of us were teased or told by adults and friends to quit bragging. In a job interview, it is absolutely necessary to break all those traditions and make sure all your positive accomplishments and skills are brought out and openly talked about. You only have a few minutes in this conversation to sell yourself. The German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” Before the interview, think about what have you done that you enjoyed, that you feel you did well, and that you feel proud about. Now is the time to talk about them in a commercial that will sell the most important product you have — yourself. Practice many times so you can smile and feel positive about what you are saying; that attitude of confidence and enthusiasm is what gets you the job offer. There are many styles of
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Generation Y employee to come to my office so we could discuss some less than satisfactory work performance. At the end of the discussion the employee, almost in tears, told me I
interviews. The most common is a directed interview, which is structured and impersonal. The interviewer asks the same questions to all of the interviewees and then rates each answer. After the interviews are completed, the ratings are compared and the highest rating gets the job offer. In the non-directed interview you will be allowed or encouraged to talk about your personal plans, goals, wishes and needs. Be careful with this one. Keep it focused on your professional goals, not your personal life. How
do you see yourself helping the employer make money? That is the bottom line here. Use the Internet and research the company before your job interview. Find out what that company does, what it makes or sells. Even its financial situation is available online. The stress interview is designed to make you uncomfortable and reveal your insecurities. One major employer I know asks one question. Tell me about yourself. He then sits back and is silent for five minutes. If you haven’t practice your commercial or done your homework about his company, every sweat gland in your body will work overtime, and you can bury yourself quickly. Be prepared. The panel interview style that intimidates most people is when two-to-six people sit behind a table and you sit in the hot seat in front of them. All of the interviewers will be taking notes, but they are writing good points really. Think positive thoughts, smile. As each interviewer asks you a question, look
them straight in the eye, and as you answer the question make eye contact with every member of the panel. End your answer by looking at the one who asked the question and close with a positive statement. In all of these interviews, remember what Thumper said in the movie “Bambi.” “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.” All of these interviewers expect and want you to ask questions as well. Keep it job related, do not ask about the salary, benefits or time off, which is a quick way to kill any job offer. Ask about specific job related tasks, such as to whom would you report, what will your work station look like, what tools are provided? You get the idea. Again, the wise poet Goethe said, “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” Go for it!
was the first person who had ever told her that her work was less than perfect. Remember, all they have to do is show up or participate and they are a winner. As supervisors, we know that Generation Ys are our future and we have a responsibility to coach them and lead them. Many Millennials can multi-task and are highly intelligent, so we need to
capitalize on their strengths and (without pushing too hard) help them grow in areas they need to improve. They want to learn from you and receive that pat on the back regularly. Remember, they are used to receiving a trophy for participating. Millennials are never going to have that same company loyalty their parents had, and I don’t know if we
can blame them. We do have to understand them and guide them to be our future leaders. Soon enough, they will learn not everyone is a winner after all. The times, they are a-changing.
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himself working upward of 65 hours a week. The next step was creating the balance he wanted between work and the rest of his life. That has come over the years in part by adding another chiropractor to the practice (George Fiegel sees patients at Harper’s clinic and in Moscow) and by relying on a well-trained staff.
Today, he sees patients about 30 hours a week and travels frequently both for pleasure and to conduct trainings. He’ll present at about a dozen national seminars next year, he said, sharing the latest in chiropractic techniques with physicians, chiropractors and naturopaths. A lesson he took from one of the first seminars he attended centers on setting goals, a concept he made concrete nearly 20 years ago by compiling a list of 125 things he wanted to do. Harper
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Primary Care Contrary to the notion that people seek chiropractic care primarily for backaches, Harper said his clinic operates as the front line of medical care for many residents of this Clearwater County community. Seeking chiropractic care to ease lingering pain from an injury isn’t unusual, but Harper said patients often come to him immediately after an accident. “We see a lot of acute cases here.” Those include a 4-yearold whose foot was run over by the family’s Suburban (the family brought Harper a box of apples), and a woman who’d been injured in an
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keeps a copy of the list in his desk, checking off goals as he reaches them. The goals are wide-ranging, from “keep a 29-inch waist” to “trip to Italy with Grandpa” to “10 hugs a day.” Occasionally, as with “learn to fly an airplane,” he reconsiders the idea and decides to forgo it altogether. Others, such as “become more politically active,” he’s been able to achieve in unexpected ways. A few years ago, he spent a week filling in for state Sen. Skip Brandt. It was a good point in the Legislature to be there, Harper said, not overly busy but with plenty of opportunity to see state government at work. The list provides motivation and a way to make sure he doesn’t lose track of his dreams. “I truly believe in living life,” he said. “Unless you try things, you never know
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fortunately be a bit Utopian. Overall, “The Great Reset” is an interesting,
regularly scheduled payday or within 10 days of termination, weekends and holidays excluded, whichever is earlier. If the employee makes a written request for earlier payment of his wages, all wages then due must be paid within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. For more information please visit our website www.labor. idaho.gov or contact your nearest Idaho Department of Labor office. provocative and intelligent book. Florida is a witty and entertaining writer, despite his academic tics and tropes. It’s well worth reading as a starting point for the future that’s coming our way whether we’re ready or not. MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
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A+ CONSTRUCTION — Amos Carr, residential contractor, 1514 16th Ave., Lewiston.
BRECK LINGER — Breck Linger, home and lawn construction, repair and maintenance, 615 Third Ave. apt Y-2, Lewiston. BUCKENDORF AUTO GLASS — Geoff Buckendorf, windshield repair, 835 21st St., Lewiston. CERTIFIED SECURE IT — Richard Grimm Jr., computer services and repair, 2621 Seaport Dr., Lewiston. CJ’S GENERAL LABOR — Curtis Jones, landscaping, 2525 Eighth St. Apt. 24, Lewiston. COATINGS AND LINERS BY SWOPES — Wesley Swopes, spray-on coatings and liners, 1292 Bridge St. No. B, Clarkston. DIAMOND ELECTRIC
LLC — Steve Elliott et al, electrical contractor, 1020 Willow Dr., Lewiston.
SIR POPS A LOT INC. — Chad Carlyle, balloon artist, decorating, 1333 10th St., Clarkston.
DRAGLESS — Shawn Jackson, floor covering installation, Clarkston. HOPE COUNSELING — Mary Sousa, counseling services, 210 Thain Rd., Lewiston.
PURAN AND SONS INC. — Puran Singh, convenience store, 905 Bridge, Clarkston.
JASAK SERVICE COMPANY — Leon Jasak, handyman and repair, 1019 Hemlock Ave., Lewiston.
RIVER CHICKS ANTIQUES & KNICKS — Jerilyn Gilbert, antiques, collectibles, 1408 Maple, Clarkston.
JOE SHEA QUALITY Painting — Joseph Shea, interior, exterior painting, Asotin.
RUDDELL’S UPHOLSTERY — Roger Ruddell, upholstery shop, 3713 11th St., lewiston.
JIM W. BREEDLOVE — Jim W. Breedlove, landscaping, 965 Eagle Point Blvd., Lewiston.
RUFF AND TUFF P.C. SOLUTIONS — Jeremiah Ruff, p.c. repair, Web design, 835½ Sixth Ave.
KIWI AIR LLC — Mark Stanton, helicopter tours and charter, Clarkston.
SUGAR MAMMA’S BAKED GOODS — Anna Hill, bakery, 504 Main St. Suite 210, Lewiston.
SCRUBS & MORE — Wanda Louden, medical scrubs and women’s clothes, 619 Bridge St., Clarkston.
PHAZE 2 — Tom Bailey, general construction, Clarkston.
KURTS PAINTING — Robert Kurts, painting contractor, Clarkston. LEWIS CLARK ORAL SURGERY — John Morrison,
S&S MOTORSPORTS — Steben Wessels, motorcycle, ATV etc. retail, 700 Look for the next issue of
SPOT ON YOGURT LLC — Karolen LaRose et al, Yogurt shop, 137 Thain Rd., Lewiston. STARKEY’S — Matthew Starkey, landscape and home repair and maintenance, 3312 Eight St., Lewiston.
VAMPIRE BODY PIERCING — Tigh Mitchell, body piercing, 835½ Sixth, Clarkston.
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LEWIS CLARK HEALTH Center — Peg Hopkins, commercial health clinic, 844 Sixth, Clarkston.
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BALANCING From page 14 been injured in an even more unusual accident: “A goat ran over her and knocked the heck out of her,” Harper recalls. People choose chiropractic care for basic reasons, he said: It’s more accessible and more cost effective for most patients than a hospital or traditional medical clinic. Chiropractors make “adjustments” to a patient’s body, primarily along the spine, including the neck, mid and lower back and extremities. But his clinic also offers xrays, blood work and physicals, routine care he said is overpriced at hospitals. For example, he said, his charge for performing a digital x-ray is hundreds of dollars less than what most hospitals charge, and “our blood work is one third the cost of hospitals’.” It’s satisfying to be able to offer an alternative to what he considers overpriced hospital visits, but it’s frustrating, he said, that as a chiropractor he can’t bill Medicaid for the services he performs. What he can do, he said, is
advocate for his profession and support the people in and around Orofino through his practice and his personal efforts. “I believe in putting back in the community,” he said. He does that, he said, through involvement in organizations such as Kiwanis and Boy Scouts and through simply offering a health-care choice people can afford. For back-to-school, he offers $10 student sports physicals, with a ream of paper donated to the school for each patient. Last year, the total was 120 students.
Words To Live By Even as Harper worked his way through college and earned his doctorate, his father worried he wasn’t taking his studies seriously enough. But he says he was learning what he needed to know even if he wasn’t leading his class academically. He “wanted to be really good at adjusting,” and he takes pride in how well skilled he is at that part of his job. Attending and teaching seminars helps him keep on the cutting edge of his profession. At the same time, he never
Harper Chiropractic Clinic, Inc Location: 10620 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino Owner: Dennis Harper Products/services: chiropractic adjustment, digital x-ray, sports physicals, Department of Transportationcertified drug/alcohol testing, nutritional counseling, massage therapy and health foods, including glutenfree products and dietary supplements Employees: seven full and part time, including chiropractor George Fiegel and massage therapist Lisa Laam History: Harper founded the clinic in 1984, moving to the current location five years ago. About 1,000 square feet of office space was added one year ago, including a conference room available for rent, a kitchen area and additional therapy rooms. loses sight of what motivates him. “I schedule time off,” he said. “We do lots of fun things.”
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