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Taste Buds, Sports, Local Buzz, Funnies, Games, Events and the Bonners Ferry Swish.

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Where to go for Father’s Day Brunch Funnies and games Athlete Spotlight

What’s happening around town What’s happening in June and what to plan for what is coming up in July Local 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament and supporting local businesses

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Whitney says people love the Bonners Ferry Brief because of its... Jokes and Humor Detailed Calendar of Events

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recipe of the month California Wine Country Salad Serves 6

1 pkg (10 oz) mixed salad greens ¾ cup red pepper, cut into strips 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed ¾ cup olives, sliced in half ½ cup toasted pine nuts 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, quartered ½ cup Bleu Cheese Crumbles ½ cup Litehouse Balsamic Vinaigrette 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken or cooked salmon (optional)

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Break asparagus into 1 ½” pieces. Add ¼ cup water; cover and microwave 3 minutes. Immediately drain and put in bowl of ice water to stop cooking. In a flat pasta bowl, toss salad greens with red pepper, asparagus, olives, pine nuts, artichokes and Litehouse® dressing. Toss gently; top with Bleu Cheese Crumbles and chicken or salmon. If desired.

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Wise Guys

Driving down the highway, I saw this slogan on the back of a well-known A Touch of Home trucking company’s vehicle: “We AlAlthough we were being married in ways Go the Extra Mile.” In the grime beneath it, someone had scrawled, New Hampshire, I wanted to add a touch of my home state, Kansas, to “That’s Because We Missed the Last the wedding. My fiancee, explaining exit.” this to a friend, said that we were planning to have wheat rather than Proper attire is required in the cafeteria at the University of Maine. To rice thrown after the ceremony. enforce that rule, the management posted this notice: “Shoes are reOur friend thought for a moment. quired to eat in this cafeteria.” Next Then he said solemnly, “It’s a good to it, a student added, “Socks can eat thing she’s not from Idaho.” wherever they want.”


games Sudoku

How to Play Sudoku Each row must contain the numbers 1 to 9; each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9; each set of 3 by 3 boxes must contain the numbers 1 to 9. Word Find

Marksman One of the best marksmen in the FBI was passing through a small town. Everywhere he saw evidence of the most amazing shooting. On trees, on walls, and on fences there were numerous bull’s-eyes with the bullet hole in dead center. The FBI man asked one of the townsmen if he could meet the person responsible for this wonderful marksmanship. The man turned out to be the village idiot. “This is the best marksmanship I have ever seen,” said the FBI man. “How in the world do you do it?” “Nothing to it,” was the reply. “I shoot first and draw the circles afterward.”


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local buzz thanks voters for passing the school levy

The Brief supports schools, students and educators and as many of you know recently voters approved a two-year 2.8 million dollar supplemental levy. The measure passed by 371 votes. The supplemental levy is for 1.4 million per year and will go toward the support of extracurricular activities, curriculum and technology needs. “A strong school (system) is never more important than now,” said BCSD Supt. Don Bartling. “Teaching our children is one of the most important things in life. Our community, in very difficult times, stepped forward on election day to set the tone for the level of education they expect for the future.”

Thank you BADGERS, Teachers and Staff for a Great School Year!

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calendar of events

june 2011

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June 17 - Parent’s Night Out Mountain Springs Church from 4-10 pm will provide kids a great time and you the chance to enjoy a night out without the kids. The kids will be having fun with carnival-type games, bounce houses, fun rooms and Sunday School activities...up to and including dinner and snacks. Donations are welcome. All proceeds from the event will help send kids on the Rock Youth Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic in July. Call 208.267.7777 for more information. June 17 - Rotary Ninth Anniversary Dinner From 5 to 8 p.m. at Twin Rivers Canyon Resort in Moyie Springs. A BBQ dinner will take place as new officers assume

office and outgoing officers are thanked for another excellent year of service. June 17 - The Fry Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament Tee off at 1 p.m. at Mirror Lake Golf Course. This year it will be their version of the Ryder Cup format, and both individuals and two-person teams are welcome. Fees are $75 per player or $150 per team. For more information call Abby at 208. 267.3141, ext. 314. June 18 - Bonners Ferry Farmers Market Join us this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. at the City Parking Lot on the corner of Hwy 95 & Kootenai in downtown Bonners Ferry.

June 25 - Schweitzer Summer Celebration Opening day celebration kicks off with free scenic chairlift rides and live music. Activities will include a BBQ, climbing wall, bungee trampoline, hiking, disc, golf, tennis, Diggler Scooters and mountain biking. June 25 - Bonners Ferry Farmers Market Come enjoy the market from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with live music from the Marimba Band led by Vicki Blake from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 26 - 50s+ Singles Group One Year Celebration Come enjoy a potluck to celebrate their

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one year celebration! The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month and always welcomes new members. Call Barbara at 208.267.2260 for more information. June 26 - Friends of the Restorium Annual Community Picnic Festivities begin at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Restorium, rain or shine! Entertainment, hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade pie. Meet your neighbors, enjoy good food and benefit our seniors who call the Restorium home! Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 kids ages 4 to 11 and kids three and under are free. June 27 - Naples Community Group Meeting Start time is 6 p.m. at the Fire Station Community Room. June 29, 30 - Kootenai River Rodeo A Professional Cowboy Association rodeo. Music each night after the rodeo. Rodeo times are from 4 - 7:30pm both nights. The rodeo is being held at the J. Neils Memorial Park, Hwy 37 in Libby.

July 2, 9, 16 - Bonners Ferry Farmers Market Join us Saturday’s from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City Parking Lot on the corner of Hwy 95 and Kootenai in downtown Bonners Ferry. July 9 - Naples Community Potluck Come enjoy great food, volleyball, horseshoes, music, a silent auction and much more from 1 - 5 p.m. in downtown Naples on the Naples Inn lawn. July 9, 10 - Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival This annual festival at Newport City Park in Newport features over 60 juried artisans from the local area, gourmet food vendors, and a wine and micro-brewery garden. Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday is 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Call 509.447.6452 for more information. July 15 - Camp Cloverbud ‘11 Nature Discovery Registration Deadline An action-packed day camp for kids

ages 5-9 taking place from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Snow Creek Pond. Kids in the Cloverbuds project can attend for free, cost for non-4-H members is $11. Sponsored by the University of Idaho Boundary County Extension Office. July 16 - Mountain Music Festival Come on up to Schweitzer and enjoy an incredible lineup on the lawn with spectacular views, brews and barbeques. Admission is free. Kid’s activities will run all day.

up and coming events June 16, 17 - SWISH Bonners Ferry’s own 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Event information and registration can be found at July 22, 23, 24 - All Gravity Downhill Mt. Bike Event Downhill mountain bike racing returns to Schweitzer as stop number 3 on the Northwest’s premier downhill event. Three divisions will be offered for beginner, amateur and pro riders. July 22, 23 - Crazy Days This event takes place throughout Boundary County ... get your crazy on and check out the craziest deals of the year as Boundary County merchants show off all they have to offer! July 23 - Camp Cloverbud! Open to kids ages 5-9 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Snow Creek Pond. Call 208.267.3235 for more information and pre registration.


July 23 - Farmer’s Market Kids Day Come enjoy the market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bonners Ferry City parking lot. Live music by Kathy O’Leary. August 6 - Gatlin Brothers Performing at Mountain Fest II The fun begins at 1 p.m. at the Boundary County Fairgrounds with children’s activities, presentations by ventriloquist and comedian Mark Thompson and feat of strength by the Strength Team. Culminates with a concert by country music giants the Gatlin Brothers. The event is free and open to the public, to find out more, call 208. 267.7777. August 17, 18, 19, 20 - Boundary County Fair!




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July 16, 17 - Bonners Ferry SWISH Held in beautiful downtown Bonners Ferry on Main Street. SETH FRANCO FROM THE HARLEM GLOBE TROTTERS WILL BE PERFORMING AT SWISH!

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