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NEED HOME IMPROVEMENT MOTIVATION? TAX BREAK MAY HELP The “fiscal cliff” was averted, but what does this mean to homeowners? The answer: a lot. The bill, signed into affect on Jan. 2, restricts tax rates from increasing and, among other things, reinstates and extends tax credits for qualifying energy-efficient home upgrades between Jan. 1, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2013. Homeowners can earn up to $500 in tax credits with the purchase and installation of qualifying products. “Now is an ideal time to check off some of those home improvement ‘to do’ items,” said Trey Hoffman, global product manager at Rinnai. “In addition to the tax break, homeowners reap the benefits of these energy-efficient upgrades for years, as these products can help reduce monthly utility bills.” What qualifies as an energy-efficient upgrade? All products must meet certain efficiency criteria to qualify. A licensed contractor, builder or remodeler can help homeowners select eligible products, such as: • Insulation materials, which help keep a house warm in the winter and cool in the summer, qualify if they meet 2009 International Energy Conservation Code requirements. The credit value is 10 percent of insulation material cost. • Exterior windows and skylights, if Energy Star-rated, can reduce homeowner energy bills seven to 15 percent. A 10 percent credit can be earned when homeowners select Energy Star-qualified windows. • A Tankless Water Heater can save homeowners up to 40 percent on their monthly energy bills. Qualifying tankless water

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t is the time of year when many are looking for a professional to help guide them through the ever changing tax laws and how to maximize their deductions when it comes to filing their tax returns. For many in Bonners Ferry and the surrounding area, those seeking such professional advice now have the benefit of Jim Hutchens, a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience. Hutchens practiced in Spokane for approximately 17 years prior to moving to Sandpoint in late 1998 when he purchased a CPA firm previously owned by Michael Merrell Since that time he has become well known and highly regarded in the Sandpoint community for not only his knowledge, but also his superior customer service. In August Hutchens expanded his practice when he purchased the firm of Brian C. Jensen, CPA Jensen, who had both a Sandpoint office and a Bonners Ferry location, expanded into management advisory services. In his over 30 years of tax experience, Hutchens has represented a variety of clients, including individuals, small businesses and large corporations. In addition to tax preparation, Hutchens also prepares financial statements and advises businesses and individuals in all areas of tax planning. He takes pride in providing personalized service for all his clients. Hutchens has a staff of several highly experienced, knowledgeable and professional bookkeepers. In his Bonners

Ferry office Angela Brown is available to assist clients Monday through Thursday from 8am to 2pm Hutchens is there to meet with clients personally each Thursday. In Sandpoint his staff includes office manager and bookkeeper, Mary-Claude Margairaz, bookkeepers Shannon RandallDunton and Tammy Wolfgang, and administrative assistants Melissa Colin and Jennifer Lamb. Accountant Charles Ballo has been an important member of the firm lending his expertise each tax season for the last several years. Also employed is Lou MacAfee, an enrolled agent who has over 30 years of accounting experience. Enrolled agents must first pass a comprehensive IRS test and participate in continuing education thereby earning them the privilege of representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service.

Kinderhaven, is the past president of Community Cancer Services and also served on her church council for four years. They have two sons, Kevin, a freshman at the University of Idaho and Brett who is a freshman at Sandpoint High School. Jim said he looks forward to getting to know more of the Bonners Ferry community and assisting them in their financial needs. For more information on how Jim Hutchens and his staff can help you, call or stop by his Bonners Ferry office located at 6769 Main Street. His Sandpoint office is located at 1211 Michigan Street. Sandpoint: 208.265.2500 Bonners Ferry: 208.267.1655

MacAfee also is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and has taught QuickBooks classes for many years, an expertise that many of Hutchens’ clients have found beneficial. Jim and his wife Patty are active members of the Sandpoint community. Jim was a member of Business Networking International for 13 years, is president of the board for Lakeview Cemetery, serves as treasurer of his homeowners association and has been a long time supporter of local youth athletics. Patty currently serves on the Sandpoint Arts Commission, Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency, the advisory board for

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Badger Girls Take State 3A Consolation Trophy Article by Mike Weland, Publisher of News Bonners Ferry | www.newsbf.com

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he Bonners Ferry Lady Badgers basketball team capped off a stellar season with an early morning game today, facing the Marsh Valley Lady Eagles, Arimo, Idaho, at 8:30 a.m. PST, in the consolation round and coming away with a 48-34 win to take fourth place in the Idaho State 3A Championships. Snake River and Filer play for first and second this afternoon; Parma and Sugar-Salem are playing now for third and fifth. The Lady Badgers began their quest for a state title February 6, defeating the Priest River Spartans, until then undefeated in the Intermountain League, 45-42, to take the IML District Championship. They lost a tough match to The Parma Panthers on Thursday, February 14, falling by a single point, 41-40, after leading through most of the first half.

hard in the third, outshooting the Badgers 13-5 to take the lead, 31-27, going into the final quarter. The Badgers outscored the Panthers in the fourth, 13-10, just a point shy as the buzzers ended the game. Desi Minor led the Badger scoring drive, shooting for 12 points; Abby Skeen put up seven, Kendra Merritt and McKenzie MacDonald each shot six, Kerstin Oxford and Jailee Foster each put up three points, Jasmine Hill put up two and Savannah Woods added one. In game two on Friday, the Badgers once again faced off against their IML rivals, the Priest River Spartans, and scored an even bigger win than the district match, 4535, but it wasn’t easy.

The Idaho State 3A girls basketball 2013 consolation trophy winning Bonners Ferry Badgers and coaches Jasmine Robertson, Travis Hinthorn and Ken Robertson after defeating Marsh Valley this morning. Photo by David Brinkman

The Badgers jumped out to at 10-6 lead in the first quarter, and both teams put up 12 points in the second, to put the Badgers ahead 22-18 at halftime. The Panthers fought back

The Spartans managed to tie it up in the third, shooting nine points and only allowing the Badgers a single point to put the score at 18-all going into the fourth, which turned into a shoot out, both teams putting up 14 points to end regulation tied at 32, forcing overtime.

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The Lady Badgers proved their team had stamina, as they romped to victory shooting 13 points and holding Priest River to three for the 45-35 win and the chance to keep playing. Savannah Woods led all scorers in the game, putting up 13 points; Abby Skeen finished the game with nine, Kendra Merritt and McKenzie MacDonald both hit six points, Kerstin Oxford contributed five and Desi Minor two. The Badgers outscored Marsh Valley in every quarter of their final state game, led by Kendra Merritt and Savannah Woods, both with 13 points. McKenzie MacDonald added 11, Abby Skeen put up six, Kerstin Oxford and Desi Minor each scored two and Emma Kelly put up one to take the win, against a team whose five starters were all seniors, 48-34.

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Lady Badger Allyson Merrifield, the only senior on this year’s team, proudly holds the Idaho State 3A Consolation trophy after a win over Marsh Valley this morning, a fine victory for the last game of her high school career. Photo by Angela Day

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Calendar of Events FEBRUARY / MARCH February 26 - “Advocate For A Child “. Do you have 8 hours a month to advocate for an abused or neglected child? The Court Appointed Special Advocates Program is offering volunteer training in Sandpoint this March. CASA is in urgent need of volunteer advocates in all parts of Bonner and Boundary counties. Visit: casaforchildren.org and northidahocasa. com/become-advocate. Training is free and thorough. Case management is supervised. No special experience is required. Contact the Sandpoint CASA office at: 208.255.7408 or email Judy Labrie at judy.labrie@northidahocasa.com to learn more. February 28- “North Idaho College”. Dual Credit Information Night, 5:30 to 6:30pm at the Bonners Ferry NIC Center, 6791 Main Street. All high school juniors and seniors interested in earning affordable college credits while still in high school are encouraged to attend. To find out more, call 208. 267.3878. February 28 - “The Boundary County Planning & Zoning Commission”. We will hold a special meeting at 5:30pm in the main courtroom at the Boundary County Courthouse, 6452 Kootenai Street. The agenda includes election of officers and a discussion and consideration of a Planning and Zoning application for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment. March 1 - “The Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge & Friends”. Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge & Friends will present “Owls,” an evening program with a live owl demonstration and a walk in the refuge to call and listen to live owls! The presentation will begin at 6:30pm at the environment education barn, 287 Westside Road. To find out more, call 208.267.3888. March 1, 2, 3 & 8, 9, 10 - “Joyful Noises”. A musical theater event celebrating life on planet Earth in song, drama, photography, and dance presented by

Mountain Springs Church 11am to 5:30pm. Mountain Springs Church, 6789 Main Street. To sign up, visit inbcsaves.org or call 1.800.423.0151. The Pearl Theater. Join us for a fabulous evening of entertainment! The 65 member cast includes the Bonners Ferry Children’s Choir, the Bonners Ferry Adult Community Choir, an acting company of 16 members, and 3 dancers. The director is Victoria Blake Thompson, with choreography by Irina Riverman. Tickets are $10.00, Pearl Members $9.00 and Youth under 16 yrs $5.00. Tickets are available at Bonners Books, Mountain Mike’s, and at the door. Fri & Sat night shows start at 7pm, and the Sunday Matinees begin at 3pm. For more info please go to www.thepearltheater.org or call 208. 610.2846. March 7 - “Open Mic”. Quarter Moon is hosting an Open Mic at The Pearl Theater every first Thursday of the month. Come share your talent or join the audience! There is NO COVER CHARGE. Doors open at 6pm and music starts at 7pm. For more info please go to www.thepearltheater.org or call 208.610.2846. March 16 - “Leon Atkinson”. Leon Atkinson’s musical journey has taken him around the world over the past several decades and now The Pearl Theater is honored to present his unique talent to our small community. Internationally acclaimed in both classical guitar and the world of jazz, Leon studied with Andre Segovia in Spain. He holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, The School of Performing Arts, and the International Course of Music, Santiago de Campostela, Spain. Cafe and doors open at 6pm for this 7pm show. Tickets are $12 or Pearl Theater Members $11. Tickets will be available at Mountain Mike’s & Bonners Books. For more info please go to www.thepearltheater.org or call 208.610.2846. March 20 - “Blood Drive”. The Community Blood Drive! Join us at

March 23 - “Patrice Webb”. The Pearl Theater is excited to present local singer, guitarist, and award winning songwriter, Patrice Webb in concert. Patrice’s songs are sung with a voice full of poignancy and humor, and have been described as “snapshots in time told on a bed of folk, country, swing, and the blues.” Often compared to 60’s iconic folk singers such as Joan Baez and Judy Collins, Patrice also takes inspiration from the music of Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Sister Rosetta Tharp, and Django Reinhardt. Tickets are $10.00, Pearl Theater Members $9.00. Tickets will be available at Bonners Books and Mountain Mike’s. The show begins at 7pm at The Pearl, café and doors open at 6pm. For more info please go to thepearltheater.org or call 208.610.2846. April 13 - “Bridges Home Featuring Tami & Dave Gunter”. An evening not to be missed! The Pearl Theater brings you the rich vocal harmonies of Tami & Dave Gunter. As “Bridges Home”, the couple performs regularly in concert with an eclectic mix of Celtic, contemporary folk, and popular acoustic music as well as instrumental duets featuring Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Cafe & doors open at 6:30pm for the 7:30pm show. Ticket information to be announced. For more info please go to thepearltheater.org or call 208.610.2846.

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QUILTING Callie’s Niche Fun and unique fabrics, quilting, mending and alterations. 6429 Bonner Street | Bonners Ferry, ID 208.267.1583. Website: www.calliesniche.com. Email: calliesniche@gmail.com.

Thick ‘n’ Thin Your hometown sawmill for builders, remodelers and do-it-yourself-ers. 4355 Cow Creek Road, Bonners Ferry, ID. 208.267.1330. COFFEE Evans Brothers Exceptional organic and competition coffees roasted daily onsite, prepared by the region’s best baristas. Pick up Evans Brothers Cofffe at Super 1 and Akin’s Foods. 524 Church Road by the historic granary tower in Sandpoint Idaho. 208.265.5553. COMPUTERS Boundary Computer 7189 Main Street | Bonners Ferry 208.267.1000 CONSTRUCTION / REMODELS / CUSTOM HOMES / MOVING Selle Valley Construction 401 Bonner Mall Way 1.208.263.1808 sellevalley.com.

FURNITURE Beck’s Furniture 6443 McCall Street | Bonners Ferry, ID 1.888.267.0914 or 208.267.7267. MEDICAL/PHARMACY Chiropractic Care Chiropractic care for the whole family! Dr. Pamela Svec, D.C. 6514 Main Street | Bonners Ferry, ID. 208.267.7355. Medicine Man Bonners Ferry 6452 Main Street | Bonners Ferry 208.267.4021

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SPRING FEVER

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What do you call a rabbit with fleas? Bugs Bunny What does the Easter Rabbit get for making a basket? Two points just like everybody!

Much to their relief she smiled and said, “Well, you missed a test today so take seats apart from one another and take out a piece of paper.”

What bow can’t be tied? A rainbow!

Still smiling, she waited for them to sit down. Then she said: “First Question: Which tire was flat?”

Why did the birdie go to the hospital? To get a tweetment.

SPRING JOKES

What do you call a cow eating grass in a paddock? A lawn mooer.

Why did the spider cross the road? To get to his website. When do monkeys fall from the sky? During Ape-ril showers! Can February March? No, but April May! Why is everyone so tired on April 1? Because they’ve just finished a long, 31 day March! What season is it when you are on a trampoline? Spring-time! What flowers grow on faces? Tulips (Two-lips)! Why is the letter A like a flower? A bee (B) comes after it! When do people start using their trampoline? Spring-Time What do you get when you pour hot water down a rabbit hole? A hot cross bunny What do you call a girl with a frog on her head? Lily! What does the Easter Bunny order at a Chinese Restaurant? Hop Suey!

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How does the Easter Bunny stay fit? EGG-xercise and HARE-robics! Why did the Easter egg hide? He was a little chicken! What do you call a grizzly bear with no teeth? A gummy bear. How many Easter eggs can you put in an empty basket? Only one – after that it’s not empty any more! Why shouldn’t you tell an Easter egg a joke? It might crack up! How can you tell where the Easter Bunny has been? Eggs (X) marks the spot! What do you call a rabbit that tells good jokes? A funny bunny! How does the Easter Bunny travel? By hare plane! How does the Easter Bunny keep his fur neat? With a hare brush! What did the rabbit say to the carrot? It’s been nice gnawing you!

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