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Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Volume 113, Number 44 | 2 Sections, 20 Pages


County looking for $72,000 in savings Commissioners fine tuning budget, road levy shift possible By Don Gronning Of The Miner

NEWPORT – Pend Oreille County commissioners decided to more accurately estimate the revenue the county will bring in this year. In the past they’ve underestimated the amount of revenue they receive, which leads to a larger ending fund balances. Last year the carryover was $1.3 million on a $10.57 million current expense budget. The budget is up 1-percent from that, to $10.69 million this year. This year, using the more accurate measure, county commissioners found themselves with about half that in carryover, about $650,000, according to Jill Shacklett of the Auditor’s Office. They had to find a way to make up the See county, 10A

Holiday events all over the Pend Oreille Valley By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

NEWPORT – With the holidays at hand, there are a slew of upcoming events promoting the spirit of the season, with community gatherings all over Pend Oreille and West Bonner Counties. Mark your calendars for these Christmas-centric occasions. On Friday, Dec. 3 the annual Festival of Trees returns to Sadie Halstead Middle School. Daytime events from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. include tree viewing and raffle ticket sales, free Santa photos for children, children’s holiday crafts, cookie decorating, and entertainment. From 5-7 p.m. there is an Evening Benefit Social ($20/person) that includes a hearty hors d’oeuvre and dessert buffet, tree viewing and raffle ticket sales, free couples photos, and special evening entertainment. The event benefits Newport Hospital Foundation. For more information call 509-447-7928. In North Pend Oreille County, the Cutter Theatre’s “Deck the Falls” Arts and Crafts Faire is Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The “Deck the Falls” weekend in Metaline Falls begins with the arrival of Santa Claus by fire truck, and the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. There will be free hotdogs, hot beverages and a bonfire with ‘smores. See holiday, 2A

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Proud parents Jacob Wiley and Brittany Hopkins show off their 11-month-old daughter, Aliya.

Baby brings focus NHS grad Jake Wiley burning up the basketball court at Eastern, changing diapers at home By Don Gronning Of The Miner

CHENEY – It’s more than two hours before game time Saturday and Jake Wiley and his fiancé Brittany Hopkins are tending to their 11-month-old daughter Aliya, in their apartment in Cheney. Wiley and Hopkins both are Newport High School graduates. Aliya rides her toy car around and poses for pictures, with her parents attentively looking on. Hopkins, 21, says family time on game days is sort of scarce. “We don’t see much of him on game days,” she laughs. Wiley, 22, is a starting forward for the Eastern Washington University Eagles. He is having a stellar year on a good team. He was named Most Valuable Player in the Legends Classic Sub Regional tournament held at EWU last week. The Eagles won the title game 80-76 in double overtime. Wiley scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds, had five assists, two steals and blocked five shots in the final game Nov. 22. “It was a crazy game,” he says, shaking his head. He admits game days take up a lot of time, between watching film, shooting, then going to the game. He pretty much lives across the street from the court but still leaves for the game two hours before it starts. Newport basketball coach Jamie Pancho isn’t surprised at Wiley’s work ethic. “Nobody outworks Jake,” Pancho says. “I think as he gets older his work ethic gets stronger.” He says when Wiley is in town, he’ll come down and open the gym so Wiley can work out. “He understands the work you have to do to get your body ready to compete in Division 1 basketball.” Wiley was a star at Newport. He finished his high school career with more than 1,000 points, shattering a 37-year-old record. Wiley surpassed Jim Murphy’s 1974 record of 1,126 points, scoring nearly 1,200 points for

Miner photo|Don Gronning

Jacob Wiley in the game against Denver Saturday, Nov. 26. The EWU Eagles won 85-80 in overtime. Wiley scored 22 points, had eight rebounds, five blocked shots and three steals in the game.

Newport. In his senior year, Wiley averaged 24 points and 12 rebounds a game, was the Northeast A League’s Most Valuable Player and an all-state pick. Pancho says when he first met Wiley, he was a sophomore. “He was a just like I thought a 14-year-old boy would be,” Pancho said. Until he picked up a basketball. “He walked in, and within a minute dunked a basketball at age 14,” Pancho said. As a 6 feet 2 inch 14-year-old, Pancho added. Wiley broke his leg playing basketball that year. He met Brittany while recovering. She was a freshman and he was a sophomore. They’ve been together six years and are engaged to be married. See wiley, 2A

B r i e f ly Meeting to discuss Supreme Court decision on water

Relay information meeting and cookie exchange Dec. 8

METALINE FALLS – The Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) is holding a meeting Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Western Star Bar and Grill at 6 p.m. to discuss the Hirsh vs. Whatcom County Growth Management Plan, Washington Supreme Court Decision and how it may affect property owners. Special guests at the meeting will include Pend Oreille County Commissioner(s). The Western Star Bar and Grill is located at 202 N. State Hwy. 31 in Metaline Falls. For more information, call 509-446-2105.

OLDTOWN – The Pend Oreille Valley Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society is going on 11 years in this area with the 2017 date of Aug. 11-12. Learn about Relay at the holiday cookie exchange on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Oldtown Rotary Park. Bring two-dozen cookies to trade if you would like to take cookies home. Learn more about the local event and how to get involved. For more info contact Terri Ivie, event lead at tivie@ rivervalleybeacon.com or call 208-448-1949. See Facebook.com/pendoreillevalleyrfl.

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Newport School District hit with public records suit Man charges district with withholding records By Don Gronning and Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

NEWPORT – A Langley, Wash., man has sued the Newport School District over not responding fully to his 2015 public records request. Eric Hood, a former teacher from the South Whidbey School District, claims the district “silently withholds” records responsive to his request for any records about the 2009-2011 Alternative Learning Experience audit. In the lawsuit, filed Aug. 31 in Pend Oreille County Superior Court, Hood says he

emailed a public records request to the district Nov. 16, 2015, seeking “... any records relating to the 2009-2011 state audit of your alternative learning program. Please include any documentation or communications related to the audit, its resolution, or to any appeal of the auditor’s report or finding.” District Superintendent Dave Smith said the district sent Hood some records and thought they were through with the matter until they received notification of the lawsuit. “Through our correspondence, I thought we had fulfilled (Hood’s) request regarding the audit and did not hear any request for further information,” Smith says. “And then several months later he’s suing us. I don’t

think it would have mattered what records I gave him. I think it was his intent to sue the district all along.” The district did make an offer to settle, Smith said. He declined to disclose the amount of the proposed settlement. As of Monday morning, Smith says the district is waiting to see what Hood’s attorney will do next, but he adds that the district will go to court if Hood pushes the issue. “The Public Records Act is something that needs to exist, but this is abuse of that, and it takes money away from other areas the district could benefit the school district,” Smith says. Hood referred a request for a comment to See records, 9A

HOLIDAY: Circle Moon opens with ‘Tinsel Town’ From Page 1

Saturday’s Arts and Crafts Faire at the Cutter includes an art room for the kids, holiday movies in the library, and a “man-cave” for the guys who are not shopping, photos with Santa, and a fund-raising lunch in the “Room at the Ramp.” The Cutter Theatre is located at 302 Park St. in Metaline Falls. Go holiday shopping at Create Arts Center starting Thursday, Dec. 1, and going through Dec. 2, 3, and 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center showcases handmade creations by local artists and artisans and offers cookies and refreshments. Create is located at 900 W. 4th Ave., Newport. Circle Moon Theatre at Sacheen Lake and Northwoods Performing Arts kicks off the holiday season with “Tinsel Town” a Christmas program with a variety of songs and local performers running Dec. 2-3, 6, and 8-10. Tickets are $35 per person for Gala Night Dinner and Show Dec. 2, and $25 per person for all other dinner shows, or $12 for the show only.

Senior and children tickets are $10. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and reservations call 208-448-1294 or visit northwoodsperformingarts.com and Seeber’s Pharmacy, Newport. The Newport Christmas Tree Lighting is Saturday, Dec. 10, 2-5 p.m. with the lighting at 4:45 p.m. followed by caroling. There will be refreshments and pictures with Santa Claus. “A Christmas Carol” returns to the Pend Oreille Playhouse Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-18. Friday and Saturday show times are 7 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $6 for students and $12 for adults. Call 509447-9900 or go to www. pendoreilleplayers.org. Just over the border, West Bonner County is also decking the halls. Priest River’s Christmas on Main Street is Monday, Dec. 5, 3-7 p.m., at the Beardmore Building. Children can visit with Santa and have their picture taken, enjoy games, contests, prizes and gifts. There will also be low-cost food items and free hot chocolate

with donations to support local food banks. The Beardmore Block Open House, featuring the Beardmore Building and the Artisan Gallery in Priest River, will be Thursday, Dec. 8, 4-7 p.m. There will be a craft fair, wine, appetizers, cider, cookies and music by Dan Eskelson. For more information, contact the Priest River Chamber of Commerce at 208-448-2721. The annual Blanchard Christmas Party is Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. Santa Claus arrives at 1 p.m., and there will be free chili and pictures with Santa. Donations of cookies and sweet treats are needed. Call the Blanchard Community Center at 208-437-1037 to donate. A new coordinator is needed for next year, or this may be the last year for the party. Information and checklists will Miner photo|Sophia Aldous be provided to whoever volunteers. Call the center Randy Haa of Create Arts Center puts the finishing touches on a display at the Newport Post Office advertising Create’s holiday if interested. The Community Festival shopping event. of the Nativity will be Friday and Saturday, Dec. This event is free to There will also be live 17 and 18, from 4-7 p.m. the public and features music. Guests are asked at The Church of Jesus nativities from around to bring a non-perishChrist of Latter-day Saints, the community, Life of able food item, toys, or located at 13261 Hwy. 2, Christ art displays, and a blankets to be donated to Oldtown. children’s craft activity. people in need.

wiley: Wasn’t happy in Montana, came back to Washington From Page 1

After graduation, they both ended up at the University of Montana in Missoula, where he played basketball and ran track and she was a cheerleader. Hopkins’ mother, Kellie, was cheerleader advisor at Newport and Hopkins cheered all through high school. Wiley played in 20 games that season, including the NCAA tournament. But all wasn’t well in Montana. “I wasn’t happy there and she wasn’t happy there,” Wiley said. He quit the Montana State basketball team, forgoing a scholarship but staying in school. While he didn’t play basketball, he ran on the track team. He was tired of basketball. “I got burned out,” he said. “I didn’t touch a basketball for six months.” But he couldn’t stay away from the hardwoods. He changed schools, transferring to Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. The six months off apparently didn’t hurt him, as he averaged 14.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in his sophomore season with LC State, with highs of 27 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks. He did even better the next year, getting NAIA First Team All American honors. He also earned first team All-Frontier Conference honors, and was named to the Academic All-Conference squad.

Wiley still stays in contact with some of his teammates from Newport. “James Hayden Rainey is one of my best friends,” Wiley says. Rainey is also attending school at Eastern, majoring in sports administration. “He wants to be a ref,” Wiley says. Rainey is currently refereeing junior college games and hopes to move up, Wiley says. Pancho, Wiley’s high school coach, says Wiley is an inspiration to young players. “He’s a natural magnet for kids,” Pancho says. “He’s a super positive guy who is an example for younger kids. He’s always willing to work and give back to the community.” Wiley is serious about basketball. “I want to play overseas,” he says, in Europe or maybe Australia. He went to Australia with the EWU program last summer. Eventually he plans to coach. He finished his bachelor’s degree in communication at Lewis-Clark State College. He is working on his masters degree at EWU. Wiley spent the first 13 years of his life in southern California. “I wanted to move out,” he says about his California days. “I knew I wasn’t going to graduate. I was failing all my classes.” He and his father, Jeff Wiley, moved to Diamond Lake when Wiley was 14. Then Wiley broke his leg playing basketball. That took four months to heal and Wiley

lived with Jeff and Deb Storms at Sacheen Lake much of that time. Then he lost his grandmother, Pat Wiley. The next year his father died. He moved in with his grandfather, Jack Wiley at Diamond Lake. “The environment wasn’t good in California,” the elder Wiley said in a 2013 interview. “I couldn’t see him going back.” So he asked Wiley’s mother, Sheree Gilkey, if Jake could live with him. She agreed. Jack Wiley passed away late last year. But as one generation leaves, another arrived in the form of young Aliya. Pancho is clear that being a family man has focused Wiley. “I think the thing that helped him was his relationship with Brittany,” Pancho said. The birth of Aliya brought the couple even closer together. “It matures a young man,” Pancho said, speaking from experience. He was also a young father. “He feels stronger and more committed.” Aliya was born in basketball season, on a game day. Needless to say, Jake didn’t make that game, instead going to the hospital with Brittany. While basketball is still high on Wiley’s list of priorities, it isn’t the top thing. “Everything revolves around the baby now,” he says.


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b r i e f ly Community blood drive wants donors NEWPORT – The Newport Community Blood Drive, hosted by the Inland Northwest Blood Center, is Thursday, Dec. 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ. The INBC needs an average of 200 blood donors every day to meet the needs of more than 35 hospitals in the Inland Northwest. For more information, contact Michael Long at 208-659-7085.

‘Tinsel Town’ opens Dec. 2 SACHEEN LAKE – Plan on a trip to the Circle Moon Theatre as Northwoods Performing Arts jazzes up the holiday season with “Tinsel Town” a Christmas choreography of fun-filled and inspiring chorale, ensemble, and solo performances. “Tinsel Town” performance dates are Dec. 2-3, 6, and 8-10. Tickets are $35 per person for Gala Night Dinner and Show Dec. 2, and $25 per person for all other dinner shows, or $12 for the show only. Senior and children tickets are $10. Dining service begins at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and reservations call 208-448-1294 or visit northwoodsperformingarts.com and Seeber’s Pharmacy, Newport.


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A community in gratitude The second annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner was Thursday, Nov. 24, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Newport. Around 125 people were treated to a full turkey dinner with all the traditional side dishes. The meal was free to the public and plans are in motion for next year’s Thanksgiving dinner. Left to right: Church volunteers Jim Hines, Jean Hines, Stephen Sommer, and Sue Cowan.

House of Lord honor roll announced OLDTOWN – The fall quarter honor roll for the House of the Lord Christian Academy was released recently, with a number of students receiving perfect 4.0 grade point averages. In junior high, - seventh and eighth grades - Nathan Lyon and Grace Youk received perfect 4.0 grades. There were five fourth through sixth graders who

received 4.0 grades, including Olivia Earls, Jarron Lyon, Conner Erickson, Andrew Harris and Colton Thompson. Students who received GPAs of 3.5 to 3.99 included high schoolers Jaxon Arndt-Stigall, Hope Ellingburg, Olivia Engblom, Kathy Fracasse, Sabrina HerSee honor, 6A

OLYMPIA – Washington State House Republicans selected their leaders for the upcoming legislative session, which gets underway Jan. 9 and will continue at least until April 23. Rep. Dan Kristiansen has been re-elected by his legislative colleagues as leader of the Washington State House Republicans. Kristiansen was chosen for his leadership post during the group’s reorganizational meeting. “It’s an honor to once again be elected House Republican Leader. Our caucus Kretz is comprised of a dedicated group of legislators representing diverse, engaged communities around the state,” said Kristiansen, R-Snohomish. “Our agenda and the solutions we put forward will focus on the constituents we serve back home. ... With Republicans and Democrats both in positions of leadership within the Legislature, we’ll once again Short need bipartisan cooperation and input to meet the challenges and opportunities of governing and adjourn within the scheduled 105 days.” The Washington State House Republicans picked up two new seats in the 2016 general election earlier this month by winning elections in the 19th and 31st Legislative Districts. However, overall caucus membership remains at 48 members as both seats in the 30th Legislative District went to Democratic candidates. The Washington State House Republicans also elected the rest of their leadership team. Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, was elected Deputy Leader, Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, was elected Caucus Chairwoman. Both represent the Seventh District, which includes Pend Oreille County. Rep. J.T. Wilcox, 2nd Legislative District (Yelm) was named Floor Leader, 
Rep. Matt Shea, 4th Legislative District (Spokane Valley) was named Assistant Floor Leader as was Rep. Matt Manweller, 13th Legislative District (Ellensburg). Dave Hayes, 10th Legislative District (Camano Island) was elected Whip.

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l e tt e r s p o l i c y We welcome letters to the editor. Letters should be no longer than 300 words. Letters should be typed and submitted to The Miner office no later than 5 p.m. Friday for publication the following Wednesday. No letter will be published unless it is signed by at least one individual, even if the letter represents the view of a group. The letter must include a telephone number and address for authentication. The Miner reserves the right to edit letters. Political letters will not be published the last issue before an election. Letters will be printed as space allows.

When darkness meets light

By Dena Eakles

Editor’s note: Several Kalispel Tribal members have journeyed to North Dakota to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

I am not sure anyone who was not here at Standing Rock could fully grasp the magnitude of inhumanity perpetrated here a short time ago, much less comprehend the fortitude and bravery of those who endured the transgression. I was here and I have a hard time wrapping my head around it all. Walking through the camp now all is in place. The fire is going with people praying, songs of gratitude are being sung, announcements are made, children are laughing and elders sit quietly absorbing it all. The constant buzzing and hammering of winter preparations and the constant hum of low flying planes as they circle overhead are part of the camp now. Woven into a tapestry of creative beauty, friendship and reconciliation, this place is home. Regardless of stories being told by police, media and the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) about how and who and when, there are these undeniable facts: At best count 400 people endured some form of torture in the form of water cannon spray, pepper and other unknown chemical sprays, far too many were targeted and hit with rubber bullets and the gruesome pictures surfacing on social media tell the truth of just how innocent these guns are. While that should be enough to drop the jaw of every breathing American, the part that is most painful is the reality that this was done by human beings, ordered, yes, but ordered and executed by people with no regard for human life. Our home last night became a war zone. And I wonder how the perpetrators cope with the knowledge of what they have done and of the lies they tell and read and willingly uphold about what occurred here. Here is what I witnessed: while uniformed and masked men and women used guns, water cannons, chemical sprays and concussion grenades – all the while knowing the people were unarmed and meant them no ill will – there were human beings singing praises to God, brave medics working feverishly through the long night, driving injured and freezing people off the line and back to safety and for some, medical care at the hospital near-by. And there were security that maintained calm and order as they cleared the roads for ambulances and those being driven off the line to safety – this, is bravery. Oh and about that bridge the water protectors attempted to clear – that clearing would have allowed ambulances to arrive and go in 30 minutes less time in each direction. It is the police’s cement barricade that now prevents easy access to town. But they don’t tell you that. They said they wanted to clear the camps before winter for fear of hyperthermia setting in on the campers (how kind) – yet they are the ones who intentionally dowsed the people in 20 something degrees for over seven hours. They don’t tell you they were not putting out fires, but in fact setting them with canisters of gas. They don’t tell you the trucks that were burned were burned weeks ago – they allow the media to mislead you again. You see, they need a riot; they need a riot to sell you their abhorrent behavior. Only problem, there isn’t one here. I wonder what they thought as the same human faces and bodies dried off and returned to be hit again. Did it anger them? They must have thought the torture could not be endured for long, but they were wrong again. It lasted more than seven hours, because they could not and would not stop. One woman told me she returned three times before medics told her not to return fearing her body could not take the shock. Think the water protectors foolish? Then you have never loved land or water or life enough to stand for it. Let’s not forget the camp media, trying desperately to reach you with the truth while signals are jammed and slowed and links miraculously disappear. But we succeeded and many of you jumped up to help spread the word and it was See standing rock, 5A

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yo u r o p i n i o n Check if news is real before passing it on To the editor, Well, well, well, entrepreneurship is alive and well in America, Macedonia, Ukraine and most anywhere. Make good money at home, all you need is a computer, an internet connection and a little imagination. Fake News, the growth industry of the election season. Make a realistic looking news website, link it to your Facebook page, sprinkle as many ads as you like, then post something interesting. People click, share your page and you make money off the ads. It’s only a few cents per view, so you need something exciting. “Hillary endorsed by American Communist Party” Wowee, right wing sites eat this up. Share your page, 100,000 people click, now you are making some money. But wait, there’s more. Trump surrogate repeats your news flash, now a million

or more people click and share. Cool way to make $10 grand in a couple days, never getting out of your pajamas. But, is that moral? Taking advantage of people, turning them into suckers who make bad decisions based on false information. If people knew that you were just fooling, making money from fiction and satire, that would be one thing. But they don’t, they are suckered into believing whatever they see that fits their view. Facts become irrelevant, and truly epic mistakes are made. May I make a suggestion? When you hear that the Pope endorses Donald, that Hillary has killed another FBI agent, that this election is rigged (oops, that one might be true), take a step back, pause, then do a little research. Use “real,” verifiable, accurate, respected information sources, even a fact checking site or two. Then you won’t get suckered.

Speaking of getting suckered, how’s that Build that Wall, Lock Her Up, Drain The Swamp thing workin’ out for ya? -Joe Sherman Cusick

Electoral College should be changed To the editor, The debate has started again as to whether the U.S. Constitution should be amended in order to change the presidential election process. Some promote eliminating the Electoral College in favor of a direct popular vote for president while others believe the Electoral College should remain unchanged. Just as compromise solved the initial problems of the framers so it is that compromise can solve this problem. The solution is to change the electoral votes to electoral points and reward each candidate a percentage of points based on the percentage of popular votes received in each state. This would eliminate

the “winner take all” system thus allowing for all the votes to count. A voter is more apt to believe their vote counted when a percentage of popular votes are taken into account rather than the “all or nothing” system currently in existence. Further, this new system would integrate the desire for a popular vote for president with the need for the individual states to determine who actually gets elected. As for political primaries the number of delegates awarded in each state should be determined by the percentage of votes won by each candidate. For 2016 multiplying the percentage of votes each candidate received in each state times the number of electoral votes in each state results in the following: Clinton 256.985 and Trump 253.482. -Joe Bialek Cleveland, Ohio See Letters, 5A

Our dams support us; it’s time to support them By Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers R-Wash.

Following Judge Michael Simon’s recent decision to require a full review of the Columbia and Snake River systems, there has been a movement to reevaluate what our dams mean to Eastern Washington. Here in our region, the four lower Snake River dams provide renewable, reliable, affordable energy and act as a superhighway for barges to transport goods. As a community, we need to let our federal partners know that we want to continue to invest in and improve our dams. Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers is undertak-

ing a public “scoping” period through Jan. 17, 2017, providing an opportunity for Eastern Washington residents to voice their support for dams and the benefits they offer to the region. g u e st I have long o p i n i o n been a champion of our dams Rep. Cathy and the power McMorris they produce. I Rodgers am the co-chair of the Northwest R-Wash. Energy Caucus and the founder of the Hydro-

r e ad e r ’ s p o l l Visit The Miner Online to answer our readers’ poll question through Monday afternoon. Find it on the right-hand side of the page at www.PendOreilleRiverValley.com. The results will be printed next week on this page. You need not be a subscriber to participate. If you have any ideas for future readers’ poll questions, submit them at minernews@povn.com.

It turns out the presidential election is far from over. Green Party candidate Jill Stein raised enough money to conduct a recount in Wisconsin. Presidentelect Donald Trump followed that up by claiming there were millions of fraudulent ballots cast and otherwise he would have won the popular vote as well as the Electoral College. What do you think of the presidential election results? The election was so close it justifies a recount.

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None. I’m just looking forward to Thanksgiving.

I agree with Trump that millions of fraudulent votes were cast. There is no fraud or miscounting. Election results should be left alone.

power Caucus, which provide a platform for me to educate my colleagues in the House and Senate about the importance of dams and advocate for them. This year, I authored bipartisan legislation to streamline the dam relicensing process, which, if enacted, would lower electricity costs in Washington state. Currently, the four lower Snake River dams generate enough energy to power 1.87 million homes with clean, renewable hydropower. Nearly 70 percent of Washington’s energy comes from hydropower, and dams are the reason our energy bills are so low.

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amazing to see the numbers of witnesses grow as video and words of the assault eked out. I am here and I am staying, because I sleep well at night, my conscience and my heart are at home. It is the right thing to do to support the Standing Rock Sioux. It is the right thing to do to allow Oceti Sakowin the chance to live freely again. It simply is the right thing to do. Dena Eakles is the founder of Echo Valley Farm in Wisconsin and currently at the Oceti Sakowin Camp assisting the media team in support of the Standing Rock Sioux.

Mcmorris Rodgers From Page 4A

There are some who believe the Snake River dams are not allowing for adequate salmon recovery. However, thanks to collaboration between states, tribes, federal agencies, and private property owners, our salmon are returning at record levels. Since 2014, more than 2.5 million adult salmon and steelhead passed Bonneville Dam, the highest returns since they began counting in 1938. The Sockeye, Fall Chinook, and Coho were also among record and near-record runs as well. In fact, one of the biggest threats to fish are not the dams, but invasive predators. Many coalitions in support of our dams and fish have made serious efforts to remove invasive predators. To assist in their efforts, I support Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (WA-03) legislation, the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act. This legislation removes non-native California seals, which eat salmon as they enter the ocean or when they return to our rivers to spawn. The Snake River dams also allow

for the efficient, cost-effective, lowcarbon transport of goods. Nearly 10 percent of all U.S. wheat exports are shipped through the four lower Snake River dams. It would have taken more than 43,000 rail cars, or more than 160,000 semi-trucks, to move the goods that went by barge in 2014. The shipping of goods throughout our system of locks and dams translates into jobs, and an estimated 40,000 port-related jobs exist in the Northwest thanks to our dams. That number is much higher when you take into account the jobs created and sustained by the entire Columbia and Snake River systems. I am proud to be a champion of our dams and the role they play in energy production, transportation, and trade. Everyone benefits from our dams, and I encourage everyone in Eastern Washington to voice your support. If you were unable to attend one of the scoping meetings held this fall, there is still time to submit written comments to the Army Corps of Engineers before the Jan. 17 deadline. Learn more about how to voice your support at www.crso.info/.

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Look for Trump to expand government To the editor, Rod Boggs of Ione responded last week to a letter I wrote about political false equivalency by calling me a Communist. (“Hillary lost. Get over it.” Letters, Nov. 23) Boggs must think he is back in the 1950s reliving the Commie scare. He needs to understand that an equivalency would be for me in response to call him an Alt-right Nazi. My letter had zero to do with being a sore loser, voter fraud or claiming a victory for Clinton because she had more popular votes. All I ask is that Mr. Boggs turn down his right wing radio programs and actually respond to the letter I wrote. My point was that voters found a false equivalency between Trump’s sexual misconduct and Clinton’s emails. Both candidates had high negative ratings. I am glad that Clinton lost as I get to spend the next four years ranting about Trump’s mistakes and everything negative that happens while he is president. The last time the Republicans had majority control they passed Plan D Medicare (the largest social welfare expansion since the 1960s) and created the Department of Homeland Security (the largest federal government bureaucracy). Republicans passed tax cuts and no means to fund more Medicare and federal employees. I expect the same from President Trump and his dysfunctional Republican Congress. Finally, Mr. Boggs wants me to move to the West side of the state and implies that I moved here 15 years ago to get away from a cesspool. Like his north end of Pend Oreille County is a model of social, economic and politi-

cal greatness. The taxes to build and repair your roads and bridges came from that West side cesspool. Mr. Boggs should move to the West side where people pay enough taxes to support their government. Pend Oreille County relies heavily on grants and federal funds. -Pete Scobby Newport

New health care provider system is faulty To the editor: To all independent providers, health care aids, or people paid through IPOne. The new system that has been put into place to pay Health Care Aids is faulty. The new system was implemented with full knowledge that it was not ready. It is having a negative effect on the lives of the employees that are counting on it to provide their livelihood. Many people have lost pay, and had their pay withheld for a period of time. When you call them to complain you are put on hold and denied access to a supervisor. If you have tried to complain to the director you are told she is on leave, and her return date is unknown. I have complained to everyone I can think of and thought there was nothing I could do, but I was wrong. The SEIU 775 Union is working to help. They have filed a grievance with the company, and are working hard to remedy this problem. If you have been denied pay, or it has been withheld for a period of time you need to contact the Washington State Labor and Industries and SEIU to make a complaint. This will force the government to look into this situation. To all the people who have had other problems the new system please call SEIU. Whether or not you are a card holding part of the union they are

here to help. They need all the information they can get to best try to resolve this issue. Please, I am calling to all people who have had issues using the new IPOne system. The number is 1-866-3713200, choose the option for union benefits, and give them your complaint. Thank you. A fellow Independent Provider, -Caneel Johnson Colville

Don’t stop supporting grandparents’ rights to visit

To the editor, Attention all alienated grandparents in Washington state, after working very hard for many months, it’s possible that the grandparents visitation rights statewide Legislative Initiative 877, Children Need Grandparents, may fall short of the required signatures by the Dec. 20, 2016, deadline. If you signed this initiative we thank you and ask you to get involved in this next step. Don’t get discouraged because the next step for the restoration of grandparents’ visitation rights law, was discussed and decided on at the Nov. 15, 2016, work session meeting in Olympia, by Senator Pedersen and the people for grandparents rights. This step is vital. Please call 509-378-0027 for information. Washington is the only state out of the entire United States of America that is failing its citizens by not having a grandparents/grandchildren visitation rights law since the year 2000. Together we can stand up and be heard and take our lives and families back and make loving our grandchildren legal again. Call today for the sake of our grandchildren’s future. -Christine Nichols Richland

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NEWPORT – An avid reader, Maria Town loves books. However, the librarian, recently promoted to Program Specialist at the Newport Branch within the Pend Oreille Library District, knows that libraries are so much more these days. “I’m more than happy to have it keep growing,” Town says of the libraries varied offerings. Programs run the gamut from after school movies every Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., story time for toddlers and preschoolers, computer classes, a fiber arts group, craft activities, game nights every Friday and the occasional community party. December programs include crafts for children and adults, a Noon New Year Celebration Jan. 31, movies,

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b r i e f ly Smith, Sauer concert rescheduled for Dec. 11 NEWPORT – The Stan Smith and Larry Sauer Concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Create Art Center in Newport. These local musicians have delighted audiences for many years. Their return to the stage will be a wonderful way to celebrate the Holiday Season, organizers said. Advanced tickets are $8. Create is located at 900 W. Fourth St. Call 509-4479277 or visit the website www.Createarts.org.

Blanchard Christmas Party Dec. 4 BLANCHARD – The annual Blanchard Christmas Party will be held at the Blanchard Community Center Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. There will be free chili and pictures with Santa. For more information, call 208-437-1037.

Beardmore Block Open House Dec. 8

much they want to give. They purchase gifts, wrap them, clearly label them with teen’s number, and bring them to the YES office or to Pine Ridge Community Church, 1428 W. 1st Ave., Newport. YES assists homeless, challenged, and at risk teens in Pend Oreille County year-round, providing basic necessities, tutoring, and support to keep these youth in school and give them hope for their future. For more information, call 509-447-1125.

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Costuming Christmas Pend Oreille Players volunteer Gillian Monte finds something particularly amusing while costuming the cast of A Christmas Carol Tuesday, Nov. 22. The play, based on Charles Dicken’s classic novel, opens Dec. 10. For more information about upcoming holiday productions in Newport, Sacheen Lake and West Bonner County, see the story on page 3.

NEWPORT – Sravasti Abbey will host Sharing the Dharma Day, a monthly presentation and sharing of ideas that anyone can use to bring greater peace and happiness to their lives. The day-long event includes guided Buddhist meditation, a talk on the topic of the day, a vegetarian potluck lunch, and after-lunch discussion. It will take place Sunday, Dec. 4. The programs begins at 9:45 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Sravasti Abbey is located at 692 Country Lane near Newport. People of all faiths and backgrounds can use Buddhist ideas to enrich their experiences. Friendly curiosity and openness to learn are the only pre-requisites. Guests are invited to bring a vegetarian lunch item, refraining from garlic, onions, leeks, and radishes. There is no charge for events at the Abbey, and offerings of food for the community and/or financial gifts are always welcomed. For more information and directions call 509-447-5549 or email office.sravasti@ gmail.com.

we e k ah ead Wednesday, Nov. 30 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 8 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St.,Newport, use front entrance. Contact Barb at 509-447-0775. Newport TOPS: 8:30 a.m. Hospitality House

PRIEST RIVER – The Beardmore Block Open House, featuring the Beardmore Building and the Artisan Gallery in Priest River, will be Thursday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. There will be a craft fair, wine, appetizers, cider, cookies, and music by Dan Eskelson. For more information, contact the Priest River Chamber of Commerce at 208-448-2721.

Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. Create Arts Center, Newport

Tree lighting and ‘Deck the Falls’

Alcoholic’s Anonymous Women’s meeting: 10 a.m. - Rotary Club, Old Diamond Mill Rd., Oldtown

METALINE FALLS – The Cutter Theatre “Deck the Falls” Arts and Crafts Faire is Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Vendors may set up between noon and 5 p.m. on Friday or Saturday morning after 8 a.m. The vendor tables are found throughout the Cutter building and will feature local and regional crafters. The “Deck the Falls” weekend in Metaline Falls begins with the arrival of Santa Claus by fire truck, and the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. There will be free hotdogs, hot beverages and a bonfire with ‘smores. Saturday’s Arts and Crafts Faire at the Cutter includes an art room for the kids, holiday movies in the library, and a “man-cave” for the guys who are not shopping, photos with Santa, and a fund-raising lunch in the “Room at the Ramp.” Call the Cutter at 509-446-4108 for more information. The Cutter Theatre is located at 302 Park St. in Metaline Falls.


Help a homeless teen NEWPORT – Youth Emergency Services (YES) is asking community members to “adopt” a homeless teen (or one of their siblings) for the holidays. Individuals can contact the YES office and get a “tag” with a number that identifies their teen. The tag includes the youth’s age, gender, and some gift ideas – some things they need and some things they would like. The tag holder chooses what to offer and how

Community Festival of the Nativity Dec. 17-18 OLDTOWN – The Community Festival of the Nativity will be Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17 and 18, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 13261 Hwy. 2, Oldtown. This event is free to the public and features nativities from around the community, Life of Christ art displays, and a children’s craft activity. There will also be live music. Guests are asked to bring a nonperishable food item, toys, or blankets to be donated to people in need.

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Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library Story Time - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick: 11 a.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Al-Anon: Noon - American Lutheran Church Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

Thursday, Dec. 1

Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Priest River Library Open Painting Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Loosely Knit: 1-3 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Priest River Food Bank Open: 3-5:45 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Pend Oreille Kids Club: 6 p.m. - Pend Oreille Mennonite Church Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Hospitality House in Newport Celebrate Recovery: 6 p.m. - 301 E. Third St. N., Oldtown Bingo: 6 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church Newport Masonic Lodge: 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2 Oil Painting Class: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Create Arts Center Books Out Back: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Priest River Library Davis Lake Grange: Noon - Davis Lake Grange Story Time: 3 p.m. - Newport Library Dance Classes: 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Create Arts Center, Newport

Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting: 7 p.m. - St. Catherine’s Catholic Church Open Mic: 7-9:30 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 236 S. Union Ave., Newport (Former Eagles Building) Al-Anon: 7-8 p.m. - Priest River, 119 Main St., Suite 204, Room 16, Call Jan 208-9466131

Saturday, Dec. 3 Priest River American Legion Breakfast: 8-10:30 a.m. - VFW on Larch Street Books out Back: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Priest River Library Angel Paws: Noon - The Ranch Club, Contact Debbie 509-445-1005 Happy Agers Card Party: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center AA Meeting: 5 p.m. - Cornerstone Building, Selkirk Way, Oldtown Oath Keepers Constitutional Study Group: 6:30 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

Sunday, Dec. 4 Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport

Monday, Dec. 5 Bonner County Homeschool Group: 2:30 p.m. - Priest River City Park Youth Advisory Council: 4 p.m. - Blanchard Library Priest River Chamber Board: 4 p.m. - Chamber Office Newport Maws and Paws Booster Club: 6 p.m. - Newport High School Library

Pinochle: 6 p.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick Kaniksu Lodge 97: 6 p.m. 111 Main St., Priest River Pend Oreille County Search and Rescue: 7 p.m. - Newport Health Center Basement Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Church

Wednesday, Dec. 7 Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. Oldtown Rotary Park Overeaters Anonymous: 8 a.m. - Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport, use front entrance. Contact Barb at 509-447-


“Where The Sheep Go To Be Fed” 101 S. Scott • Newport Sunday Morning 10 a.m. (509) 939-0676 CalvaryNewport@aol.com / 97.3 FM “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

PINE RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1428 1st Street West Sunday School ~ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: Youth ~7:00 p.m. Pastor Mitch McGhee 447-3265


Newport Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. - Kelly’s Restaurant, Call Ota Harris at 509-447-4157 Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Blanchard Community Church


Tuesday, Dec. 6 Priest River Food Bank Open: 9-11:45 a.m. - Priest River Senior Center Mothers of Preschoolers Gathering: 10 a.m. - Priest River Assembly of God Church Soroptimist International of Newport Business Meeting : 12-1 p.m. - Pineridge Community Church Weight Watchers: 5:30-6 p.m. Weigh in and 6 p.m. meeting – Pineridge Community Church, 1428 W. First St., Newport

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Pinochle: 1 p.m. - Priest River Senior Center

Newport TOPS: 8:30 a.m. Hospitality House Fiber Arts Knitting and Spinning Group: 9 a.m. Create Arts Center, Newport Computer Basics for Adults: 10 a.m. to Noon Newport Library Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Blanchard Library Story Time - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick: 11 a.m. - Calispel Valley Library, Cusick

Alcoholics Anonymous: 5:45 p.m. - Hospitality House, Newport Calispel Post 217: 6 p.m. American Legion in Cusick Priest River Animal Rescue: 6 p.m. - 1710 9th St., Priest River BASIC Meeting: 6 p.m. Blanchard Community Center Pend Oreille Rock and Gem Club: 6 p.m. - Oldtown Rotary Park

Al-Anon: Noon - American

Where to Worship

S.S. ~ 9:15 • Worship ~ 10:45 a.m. Family Night, Wednesday ~ 7 p.m. (Bible and Youth Clubs) Pastor Steve Powers - 509-447-3687

Blanchard Lions: 7 p.m. Blanchard Inn


of Diamond Lake Corner of North Shore Road and Jorgens Road Informal Family-style Worship Sundays 10:00 a.m. 509-671-3436


36245 Hwy 41, Oldtown, ID Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Services - 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wed. - Bible Study 6 p.m. Pastor Jack Jones Church Office 208-437-0150 www.churchoffaitholdtown.org


4912 Spring Valley Road Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. -- Sunday School (509) 447-5534


3rd and Spokane St., Newport, WA Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Nursery Care Available 447-4121 newportucc@conceptcable.com www.newportucc.org


“Where Jesus and Real Life Meet.” Worship Time: Sunday 10:30 a.m., at the Newport High School Real Life Ministries office, 420 4th St. Newport, WA Office Phone: (509) 447-2164 www.reallifenewport.com


1 mile S. of Newport on Hwy. 2 447-3742 Pastor Rob Greenslade Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Bible Study Weds. 6:30 p.m.

CATHOLIC MASSES www.pocoparishes.org Newport: St. Anthony’s, 447-4231 612 W. First St., Sun. - 11 a.m. Usk: St. Jude’s River Rd., Sat. 4 p.m. Usk: Our Lady of Sorrows LeClerc Creek Rd. Sun. - 1st & 2nd - 5:30pm Ione: St. Bernard’s, 802 8th St., Sun. - 2nd & 4th - 8:00 a.m. Metaline Falls: St. Joseph’s, 446-2651 -- 406 Park St., Sun., 1st, 3rd & 5th - 8:00 a.m.


“Backbiting quencheth the light of the heart, and extinguisheth the life of the soul.” Please call 509-550-2035 for the next scheduled devotional. Wonderful resources can be found at www.bahai.us and www.bahai.org



332801 Hwy. 2, P.O. Box 653, Newport Pastors Matt & Janine Goodrich Worship Service 10 a.m. (509) 447-4338


754 Silver Birch Ln. • Oldtown, ID 83822 ‘’Contemporary Worship’’ Sun. ~ 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. “Jesus Youth Church” Youth Group Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Jeff & Robie Ecklund, Pastors • 437-2032 www.houseofthelordchurch.com

“Sharing Christ As He Is, With People As They Are” 2nd & Spokane Sts 447-3846 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time September - May AWANA - Tuesday 5:30 p.m. The Immortals (13-High School ) Thur. 7-9 Pastor Rob Malcolm


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obituari es Harry Dave Gardiner Coeur d’Alene

Harry Dave Gardiner was born Aug. 30, 1924, and went to be with his Lord Nov. 17, 2016. He was 92. Dave, as he was called, was born in Newport, to Harry and Grace Gardiner. He lived in Newport most of his life before moving with his wife to Coeur d’Alene to be closer to two of their children. Dave was a Seaman First Class in the Gardiner U.S. Navy and served on a Landing Ship Tank (LST) in World War II. After the war he met Louise Aber through mutual friends in Elmira, N.Y., and in a whirlwind courtship married Louise two months later. They celebrated 69 years of marriage this year. With a wife and six children plus foster children, Dave worked hard to provide for his family. At Diamond Match Mill he was a tree cutter and “river pig,” working the logs in the river. Also in his career he was employed as an auto repairman both at a dealership in Newport and at Sears in Spokane. Later he was a rural mail carrier, the job from which he retired. He supplemented their income at various times by working at a gas station, as a reserve police officer and as a substitute bus driver. After he retired, he enjoyed volunteering for Catholic Charities through CHORE by driving folks unable to drive themselves to appointments. Dave, first and foremost, loved his family, which grew to include 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He attended Coeur d’Alene Assembly Church, was an avid fisherman and hunter, plus he enjoyed bowling, cards, pool and horseshoes. Rarely without a smile on his face, Dave was outgoing and well liked. He “never met a stranger.” He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Grace Gardiner, brother Lawrence, and son-in-law Jim Hensley. Dave is survived by his beloved wife, Louise, children Bonnie (Glenn) Sentman, Peggy (Ken) Kirkman, Jon (Nancy) Gardiner, Grace (Tim) Trudnowski, Theresa (Lloyd) Kinnan, Brian (Sue) Gardiner and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 30 at Coeur d’Alene Assembly Church, 2200 N. Seventh St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Dave’s memory be made to Convoy of Hope in care of Coeur d’Alene Assembly Church, address above. Please view and sign Dave’s online memorial at www.englishfuneralchapel.com.

Ruby Lucille (Sherman) Hueppchen Newport

Ruby has gone to be with our Lord and Savior on Nov. 20, 2016, at the age of 90. Ruby was loved by all. She was a very special person who would do anything for anyone. She left a legacy of love wherever she went and she will be missed by so many family members and friends. Ruby was born in St. Maries, Idaho. She was one of seven children born to Nils and Gertrude Johnson. Later her family moved to Ione, Wash. When she was in high school, the family moved to Newport. She attended Washington State University and Hueppchen then completed mortuary school becoming a licensed mortician. Ruby loved the Newport community where she spent most of her life. She was a lifetime member of the United Church of Christ and very active in church activities. She was a member of the local PEO for more than 50 years. She was active in Soroptomist for many years and was a past president. She hosted bridge club many times in her home. She loved to cook and to entertain. She always made everyone feel special. Every meal at Ruby’s home was a presentation, her table was dressed with china, crystal, silver, cloth napkins and a centerpiece making her guests feel special each and every time. Ruby loved her family and life was centered around them. She has one living brother, Lloyd Johnson and one deceased brother Leonard Johnson. She had four sisters Lillian Turnquist, Mildred Wrinkle, Elva Johnson and Delma Bethea who have all preceded her in death. Ruby had three sons with Larry Sherman. Her son Joe Sherman preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Gerald Sherman and his wife JC Sherman, and Jeff Sherman and his wife Pam Sherman. Ruby has seven grandchildren, Elizabeth ShermanSylvester, Amy Sherman-Mayo, Osirian Sherman, Lavinia Sherman, Kjell Sherman, Ky Sherman, and Karsten Sherman. Ruby has nine great-grandchildren Katie, Taygen, Raylen, Kacey Jo, Clara, Analise, Angel, Ali, and Alejandro. And many more nieces, nephews, cousins and so many other beloved friends and family members. She touched so many lives and she will be missed by all. Services were held Monday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.sherman-knapp. com. See more obits, 10B

Editor’s note: The police reports, taken from dispatch logs provided to The Miner by law enforcement agencies, are not intended to be an exact report, but rather a comprehensive list of police calls in Pend Oreille and West Bonner counties. Dispatch also fields calls for the Kalispel Tribe property in Airway Heights. Certain police calls are generally omitted because of space constraints. These include but aren’t limited to ambulance calls for illness, unfounded alarms, traffic stops, dogs at large, abandoned vehicles, 911 hang–ups and civil standbys. All dispositions for the police reports are assumed to be active, assist or transfer at press time. The police reports are updated each weekday on The Miner Online. Pend Oreille County

Monday, Nov. 21 ACCIDENT: Hwy. 211, report of vehicle versus deer, non-injury vehicle partially blocking the road, driver is not hurt. THEFT: Village St., report that someone came onto property last night and moved items and possibly took items. ARREST: Bonner County, Peter M. Douglas, 23, of Sagle, was arrested on a local warrant. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Hwy. 31, report of vehicle went off roadway and through cemetery. ACCIDENT: Hwy. 211, report of fuel truck flipped over, driver is out of vehicle with injuries. THREATENING: Hwy. 31, report of juvenile that made threats online to another juvenile. AGENCY ASSIST: N. Newport Ave., assist with locating a shoplifter who stole some alcohol. DISTURBANCE: Deer Valley Rd., report of male threatening people and out of control. THEFT OF AUTOMOBILE: Camden Rd., report of stolen vehicle from garage. ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 2, report of blue minivan with Texas plates swerving and attempting to pass. TRAFFIC HAZARD: Hwy. 2, report of large animal in the lane, deceased and causing a traffic hazard. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PHYSICAL: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of two arrested for DV assault.

Tuesday, Nov. 22 HARRASSMENT: 7th St, Newport, complainant reports being harassed by female he is living with. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Yarrow Lane, Newport, complainant would like to speak to a deputy about someone she thinks may be cooking meth. ANIMAL CRUELTY: McInnis and Chippewa, Ione, report that the corner place has four mini ponies and one mini bull who are knee deep in mud with no dry ground. TRAFFIC HAZARD: Hwy. 20, Cusick, report of pig in the roadway on highway. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANC-

ES: Deer Valley Rd., complainant reports she had a vehicle in her driveway and when they went outside it left fast.

Wednesday, Nov. 23 ACCIDENT: Flowery Trail Rd., report of vehicle off the road at county line, non-injury. SUSPICIOUS PERSON: Coyote Trail, Newport, report that complainant received text that there is someone outside his residence.

ACCIDENT: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of vehicle off the roadway. WEAPON OFFENSE: Wakefield Rd., caller reporting someone shooting guns after dark. DISTURBANCE: W. 6th Ave. THEFT: Quartz Rd., caller reporting someone cutting wood from her property. ARREST: Valley View Drive, Kelly E. Hansen, 36, of Newport, was arrested on a local warrant.

THEFT: N. Washington Ave., Newport, report of items stolen from business on Monday.

TRAFFIC HAZARD: LeClerc Rd. S., report of dead dog in southbound lane.

ACCIDENT: W. 5th St., report of vehicle that backed into complainant’s vehicle, non-injury.

ARREST: Hwy. 2, Jared D Bestom, 39, of Spokane, was arrested for driving under the influence.

THEFT: Jorgens Rd., report of vehicle with trailer loaded with wood taken from complainant’s property. PROPERTY DAMAGE: Elmers Loop Rd., report of someone that drove through complainant’s fence. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: W. Spruce St., report of vehicle with male subject acting odd. DISTURBANCE: Deer Valley Rd., Newport, report of male subject that kicked in door and is causing a disturbance. ERRATIC DRIVER: Hwy. 2, report of red Chevy pickup swerving all over roadway.

Thursday, Nov. 24 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: S. Scott Ave., Newport, report of empty house next door for the last two days has had the basement door open. WANTED PERSON: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of wanted subject in custody. DISABLED VEHICLE: W. Walnut St., Newport CHILD ABUSE: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of possible child neglect. SUSPICIOUS CIRUMSTANCES: Deer Valley Rd., Newport, complainant is out of town and her neighbor’s son said there were juveniles taking and throwing her mail around. CHILD ABUSE: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights MARIJUANA GROW: Driskill Rd., report of possible illegal grow.

Friday, Nov. 25 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: Berry Rd., report of mid-90s white truck, male got out is walking south along creek bottom on complainant’s property. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Scotia Rd., Newport, complainant came across a white GMC Yukon parked behind a slash pile like it was hidden, thinks it may be a stolen vehicle. ANIMAL PROBLEM: South Ave., report of ongoing problem with neighbor’s and their dogs. TRAFFIC HAZARD: McCloud Creek, report tree down blocking one lane. DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED/REVOKED: Hwy. 2, Jared S. Holley, 30, of Newport, was booked and released for driving while license suspended in the 3rd.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: Hwy. 2, report of tan car, no lights, partially blocking, female outside possibly in distress. SUSPICIOUS PERSON: Camden Rd., report of male laying in middle of Camden Road northbound lane, not moving.

Saturday, Nov. 26 ALCOHOL OFFENSE: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of liquor law violation. TRAFFIC OFFENSE: N. Washington Ave., Newport, report that female was almost hit by truck that took off from location. ANIMAL PROBLEM: Horseshoe Lake Rd., report of dog hit by car on side of road. ANIMAL PROBLEM: Hwy. 20, report that deer needs to be dispatched. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: S. Cass Ave., report of bay door open about 13 inches, no vehicles around. POSSIBLE DUI: N. Hayford Rd., report of possible intoxicated driver pulled into parking lot. POSSIBLE DUI: Gray Rd., report of possible DUI, loss of lane control, white Toyota Sequoia. JUVENILE PROBLEM: Hwy. 2, report of two kids throwing balls at restaurant windows. ACCIDENT: N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, report of hit and run accident. ALARM FIRE: Knott Rd., report of residential fire alarm. ACCIDENT: Hwy. 2, report of vehicle versus deer.

Sunday, Nov. 27 ARREST: 1st Ave., Cory A. Shults, 34, of Oldtown was arrested for possession of controlled substance. RECOVERED VEHICLE: Hwy. 211, report of stolen U-Haul trailer that showed up on lot. TRESPASSING: Pickett Rd., report of subjects on property shooting near residence. FOUND PROPERTY: Willms Rd., report of found wallet on road. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VERBAL: W. 7th St., report of verbal argument between roommates. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: W. Circle Drive, report Craigslist scam. ANIMAL PROBLEM: Hwy. 211, report of moose needs that

pu blic m e eti ngs Thursday, Dec. 1 Bonner County Planning and Zoning Commission Hearing: 5 p.m. Bonner County Administrative Building, Sandpoint

Saturday, Dec. 3 Pondoray Shores Water and Sewer District: 9 a.m. - PUD Building, 130 N. Washington, Newport

Monday, Dec. 5 Pend Oreille County Commissioners: 9 a.m. Pend Oreille County Courthouse Priest River City Council: 6 p.m. - Priest River City Hall Newport City Council: 6 p.m. - Newport City Hall Bonner County Fair Board: 6 p.m. - Fairgrounds Office in Sandpoint Property Rights Council: 6:30 p.m. - Bonner County Administration Building, Sandpoint

Tuesday, Dec. 6 Bonner County Commissioners: 8:45 a.m. - Bonner County Administrative Building

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house Lenora Water and Sewer District: 10 a.m. - Skookum Rendezvous Lodge Pend Oreille PUD Commissioners: 10 a.m. - Newport PUD Offices Bonner County Soil and Water Conservation District: 1:30 p.m. - USDA Office, 1224 Washington Ave., Ste. 101 West Pend Oreille Fire District: 6:30 p.m. - Fire Hall on Highway 57 Pend Oreille Fire District No. 5: 7 p.m. - Fire Station 51, 406722 Highway 20, Cusick

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Monday, Nov. 21 ARREST: E. Lakeview Blvd., Priest River, Wayne A. Reilly, 18, of Post Falls wasarrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance in a public place. FRAUD: Gunsmoke Lane, Priest River SEX OFENSE: Hwy. 57, Priest River VEHICLE FIRE: Hwy. 2 and N. Treat St., Priest River SHOPLIFTING: E. 5th St. N., Oldtown

Tuesday, Nov. 22 SUSPICIOUS PERSON/CIRCUMSTANCES: Summit Blvd. and 2nd St., Priest River BURGLARY: Sailors Lane, Priest River WEAPON OFFENSE: Peninsula Rd., Priest River SEX OFFENSE: Old Priest River Rd., Priest River

Wednesday, Nov. 23 HUNTING AND FISHING VIOLATION: Hoo Doo Loop, Oldtown

Thursday, Nov. 24 HUNTING AND FISHING VIOLATIONS: Rustic Way, Spirit Lake, a 53-year-old Spirit Lake male was and cited and released for trespassing while hunting. TRAFFIC VIOLATION: Hwy. 41 and Memory Lane, Oldtown

Friday, Nov. 25 TRAFFIC HAZARD: Hwy. 57, Priest River ARREST: Old Diamond Mill Rd., Oldtown, Robert P. Jackson, 53, of Newport, was arrested for driving under the influence. THREATENING: Rogstad Powerline Rd., Blanchard DRIVING WITHOUT PROVILEGES: A 43-year-old female resident of Laclede was cited and released for driving with a suspended license.

Saturday, Nov. 26 WEAPON OFFENSE: Hwy. 57, Priest River DUI, ALCOHOL OR DRUGS: Main St. and High St., Priest River

Sunday, Nov. 27 NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: Dufort Rd., Priest River VEHICLE THEFT: Hoo Doo Mountain Rd., Priest River HUNTING AND FISHING VIOLATIONS: Bearing Tree Lane, Spirit Lake NON-INJURY ACCIDENT: Hwy. 2, Blanchard

Mercy N. Pagaling, 22, is wanted on four Pend Oreille County warrants for failure to appear on original charges of domestic violence assault 4th degree, reckless driving, aim or discharge firearm and possession of controlled substance. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 200 Pagaling pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was in the Newport area. Extradition is Washington and Idaho.


Fire District No. 4 Commissioners: 6 p.m. Dalkena Fire Station No. 41 Diamond Lake Improvement Association: 6:30 p.m. - Diamond Lake Fire Station, Highway 2

TRAFFIC HAZARD: Hwy. 211, report of tree partially blocking northbound lane.

Editor’s Note: The following are descriptions of people currently wanted by the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies. Any information about these suspects should be directed to the sheriff’s office by calling 509-447-3151. This is a regular section of The Miner. All information is provided by the sheriff’s office.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District Board: 3 p.m. - Sacheen Fire Station, Highway 211

DECEASED PERSON: Wolfe Mountain Rd., report of male found deceased.

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Dale D. Tucker Jr., 38, is wanted on one Pend Oreille County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of residential burglary and theft 3rd degree. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address was in the Newport area. Extradition is Washington and Idaho. Lance J. Sinka, 42, is wanted on three Pend Oreille County warrants for failure to appear on original charges of possession controlled substance, possession of stolen property and attempt to elude. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the Newport area. Extradition is Washington and Idaho.

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Metaline Falls ‘Decks the Falls’ for the holidays METALINE FALLS – The Town of Metaline Falls kicks of the Christmas season with its annual “Deck The Falls” celebration, starting with the arrival of Santa on Friday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Santa arrives by a Metaline Falls fire truck, bringing candy canes for all the children. Santa and Mayor Tara Leininger will light the Town’s Christmas tree in Busta Park. At the Visitor’s Center, NPOV Lions volunteers will hand out hot dogs, coffee, hot coco and wassail. FD No. 2 is in charge of the bon fire, where ‘smores fixings will be available. On Saturday, Dec. 3, “Deck The Falls” moves to The Cutter Theatre for the Arts & Crafts Faire from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Twenty-seven vendors will have a variety of items, from jams and jellies, hand-made crafts, artwork and hand-crafted frames on both the main and upper levels. The Metalines Library will be open for movies, and a crafts room will have fun times for the little ones. Down in the Room at the Ramp, the SHS Track Team will have lunch available for sale, including warm soups. The Cookie Contest entries will be accepted from 10 a.m. until noon, with judging happening soon after. Age groups for the contest include 4-6, 7-11, and 17-up. Two dozen cookies are needed for entry. More information is available at The Cutter. The day ends at 6 p.m. with a tradition at The Cutter with a Community Concert and Sing-Along. Everyone is invited to share their musical talents, vocal and instrumental. The awards for the Cookie Contest will be announced. The evening ends with the singing of favorite Christmas carols and hymns, and concludes with the eating of the cookie contest entries. “Deck The Falls” is a celebration from the Town of Metaline Falls and The Cutter Theatre. For more information, call 509-446-4108. Busta Park is located on the east end of 5th Avenue in downtown Metaline Falls, and the Cutter Theatre is located at 302 Park Street.

down rive r eve nts Wednesday, Nov. 30 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Metalines Library Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509-442-3030 For Reservations Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting Ione Catholic Church

Thursday, Dec. 1 Metaline Cemetery District No. 2 Board Meeting: 10 a.m. - Metaline City Hall Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library North Pend Oreille Lions: 6:30 p.m. - Ione Train Depot

Friday, Dec. 2 Story Time and Crafts: 10:30 a.m. - Metalines Library Metaline Cemetery District No. 2 Board: 11 a.m. - Metaline Town Hall Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. - Ione Senior Center

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Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Metalines Library Emergency Food Bank Board: 7 p.m. - Ione Senior Center

Tuesday, Dec. 6 Story Time: 11 a.m. - Ione Library Forgotten Corner Quilt Guild: 6:30 p.m. - Ione Senior Center Metaline Falls Gun Club Meeting: 7 p.m. - 72 Pend Oreille Mine Road, Metaline Falls

Wednesday, Dec. 7 Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Metalines Library Basic Computer Class: 11 a.m. to Noon - Ione Library, Call 509-442-3030 For Reservations County Commissioner Steve Kiss Office Hours: 3-6:45 p.m. - Ione Library Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. Weigh in 6:30-7 p.m. meeting Ione Catholic Church Ione Town Council: 7 p.m. - Clerk’s Office

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story times, games, chess lessons and more. Town is taking the library on the road as well, with programs at various preschools, Grizzly Discovery Center and school libraries. “It’s important that the public sees the library as not just a place to read, but as a gathering place and a resource for information and socializing,” Town says. Town is from Elk and began working for the POCLD in April. Before that, she was a stay-at-home mom homeschooling her children and a librarian at Brown Elementary School in Spokane. She has also taught computer classes in the Riverside School District. Town says she hopes people will attend the Newport Library’s Christmas Party, starting with a holiday card workshop from 11 a.m. to noon followed by cookies, hot cocoa, crafts and decorating the library from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Patrons have been wonderful in coming up to me and telling me what they want, and we try to reflect that in what we offer,” Town says. In other POCLD news, Mandy Walters has been hired as the Director of Library Services, according to POCLD Board Chari Katherine Schutte. Walters’ first day will be Jan. 9, 2017. Arriving from the Kern County, Calif., Library District, Walters most recently managed their second largest branch serving 200,000 people. Her earlier experience simultaneously managing two branches will serve her well in POCLD’s four-branch system, says Schutte. “The Board was impressed with Mandy’s enthusiasm and warm personality,” Schutte wrote in a press release. “Her passion for libraries, learning, and people was evident in her responses during the interview process and was enthusiastically confirmed by the Kern County Library Director.”

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his attorney, Mike Kahrs, who sent an email to The Miner saying it was premature to comment now. According to the court filing, Hood wants the district to supply the records he seeks. He also is seeking all costs associated with filing the lawsuit, including attorney fees. He wants monetary penalties of up to $100 per record per day for each day he wasn’t allowed to inspect or copy the records, as authorized by the state Public Records Act. According to the court filing, after the district responded to Hood’s records request, he thanked them for their response “... which I presume is complete. It appears that Newport has taken care of the audit findings.” Hood has sued a number of government entities over failing to adequately respond to public records requests. According to press reports, he settled a


case in September with the North Kitsap School District for $30,000 over records requests related to their alternative learning program. In 2015, Hood sued his former employer, the South Whidbey Island School District, when they didn’t produce documents fast enough. A judge agreed and ordered them to pay $7,150 for the “district’s untimely production of documents.”Hood settled a case with the City of Langley for $1,000 for keeping a “secure confidential file,” after filing a public records request. The superintendent of the South Whidbey Island School District left that job and became mayor of Langley. In 2013, a state audit of the Newport School District found the district had received $712,524 in overpayments from the state for the district’s Alternative Learning Experience Program for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years. The district ended up settling for $155,881. Many school districts in the state had trouble with the state alternative school audit.


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difference, something they are still working on, she said. “Yesterday, they had it down to $72,000,” she said Tuesday. Shacklett said the budget numbers aren’t significantly different than the year before. “They’re just budgeting better.” The county hasn’t decided yet if a road levy shift is needed. The road department has its own taxing authority and, when needed, some of that taxing authority is shifted to the current expense fund. In the past, as much as $400,000 in taxing authority has been shifted. For the last two years no road levy shift was needed and commissioners don’t want to do one this year. Commissioners are debating whether to do a road levy shift or push payments on some items off into the future. There may be some advantage in doing a road levy shift, according to county Assessor Jim McCroskey. He told commissioners Tuesday that shifting some taxing authority to the current expense fund would increase the tax levy rate in the current expense fund. Since that

rate would be used on new construction, the county might generate a little more revenue the following year using the levy shift. The number of county employees has gone down a little, from the equivalent of 93.4 full time current expense employees in 2015 to 91.2 FTEs in 2016, according to Shacklett, although the county

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The Gift of the Magi By O. Henry


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here was a pier-glass between the windows of the room. Perhaps you have seen a pier-glass in an $8 flat. A very thin and very agile person may, by observing his reflection in a rapid sequence of longitudinal strips, obtain a fairly accurate conception of his looks. Della, being slender, had mastered the art. Suddenly she whirled from the window and stood before the glass. her eyes were shining brilliantly, but her face had lost its color within twenty seconds. Rapidly she pulled down her hair and let it fall to its full length. Now, there were two possessions of the James Dillingham Youngs in which they both took a mighty pride. One was Jim’s gold watch that had been his father’s and his grandfather’s. The other was Della’s hair. Had the queen of Sheba lived in the flat across the airshaft, Della would have let her hair hang out the window some day to dry just to depreciate Her Majesty’s jewels and gifts. Had King Solomon been the janitor, with all his treasures piled up in the basement, Jim would have pulled out his watch every time he passed, just to see him pluck at his beard from envy. So now Della’s beautiful hair fell about her rippling and shining like a cascade of brown waters. It reached below her knee and made itself almost a garment for her. And then she did it up again nervously and quickly. Once she faltered for a minute and stood still while a tear or two splashed on the worn red carpet. On went her old brown jacket; on went her old brown hat. With a whirl of skirts and with the brilliant sparkle still in her eyes, she fluttered out the door and down the stairs to the street. Where she stopped the sign read: “Mne. Sofronie. Hair Goods of All Kinds.” One flight up Della ran, and collected herself, panting. Madame, large, too white, chilly, hardly looked the “Sofronie.” “Will you buy my hair?” asked Della. “I buy hair,” said Madame. “Take yer hat off and let’s have a sight at the looks of it.” Down rippled the brown cascade. “Twenty dollars,” said Madame, lifting the mass with a practised hand. “Give it to me quick,” said Della. Oh, and the next two hours tripped by on rosy wings. Forget the hashed metaphor. She was ransacking the stores for Jim’s present.

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Serving up an easy holiday brunch (Family Features) Serving up brunch is never better than during the holidays, when friends and family gather together to celebrate the best moments of the season. You’ll have plenty of time to join in the merry-making and fun with these simple ideas for a sensational brunch menu. Keep things simple. A brunch spread doesn’t have to be elaborate or expansive. The key is to offer something for everyone. Build your menu around crowd-pleasers and fill in with a few specialty items that personalize your spread. If you’ll have children around, don’t forget to include some kid-friendly items such as fresh fruit and pastries. Don’t shy away from tried and true recipes. There’s a reason dishes like breakfast casseroles have earned a place on brunch menus for generations. A hearty recipe like this classic Breakfast Casserole delivers a savory blend of flavors in every bite. The key ingredient:

Borden Cheese, which is crafted with high-quality, wholesome ingredients and made possible by more than 8,000 family-owned farms across the United States. The pure, creamy goodness transforms family favorites like this into something memorable. Sweeten the deal. ’Tis the season to indulge your taste buds. A crisp, refreshing salad and some sensible options will round out your menu nicely, but don’t be afraid to incorporate a few decadent desserts and other tasty treats to make your celebrating even sweeter. A platter of fudge in a variety of flavors and a selection of candies like peanut brittle and peppermint bark are easy additions your guests can enjoy. They’re also readily available at most bakeries during the holidays, so you can save a little time. Find more recipes to help plan your perfect holiday brunch at bordencheese. com.

Breakfast Casserole Cook time: 50 minutes Servings: 6

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Nonstick spray 1 pound pork sausage 1 bag (32 ounces) frozen potato rounds 10 eggs 1 cup milk 2 cups Borden Cheese Colby & Monterey Jack Shreds 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and drained

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Heat oven to 350 F. Spray 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned; drain and set aside. Place potato rounds in prepared baking dish. Arrange cooked sausage evenly over potatoes. In medium bowl or 1-quart glass measuring cup, beat eggs with milk. Pour egg mixture over potatoes and sausage. Sprinkle cheese over eggs. Crumble bacon over cheese. Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes, or until eggs are set and dish has cooked through. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer.

Preserving Holiday Traditions (Family Features) Holiday traditions come in many forms – from decorating the tree and shopping for loved ones to movie nights and your favorite festive foods. However, there is no holiday tradition quite as enjoyable and rewarding as giving back. Here are several ways that you can create and preserve this important holiday tradition with your family.

Write a Letter to Make a Difference

It’s simple to give back during the holidays through Macy’s annual Believe campaign. Children of all ages can drop off their letters to Santa at the big red letterboxes in-store or send online through macys.com/believe. For every letter collected through Dec. 24, the retailer will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, to help grant the wishes of chil-

dren with life-threatening medical conditions. Macy’s has given $100 million in total to Make-A-Wish since 2003, with nearly $13 million donated through the Believe campaign. Keep the tradition of letter-writing alive and support the cause by spending time as a family writing letters to Santa.

Take Part in Acts of Kindness – Big or Small

Encourage your family to participate in the season of giving by taking on charitable activities. Projects could include volunteering at a food pantry or soup kitchen, coordinating a caroling group for a nursing home or collecting care packages for deployed soldiers. There are also plenty of ways to show children how easy it is to give back in small ways – whether it’s paying for a stranger’s coffee, creating a feel-good holiday playlist for a friend or leaving a treat for the

mail carrier in the mailbox. By preserving these kinds of holiday traditions, you’ll help make others’ days brighter and instill the importance of giving in a younger generation.

Spread the Spirit of Believing

Belief in Santa builds family traditions such as writing letters, setting out cookies and milk, and hanging stockings by the tree. Part of this year’s Believe campaign is The Santa Project, a nationwide movement to fill the internet with positive affirmations of belief. Macy’s is calling on people of all ages to post a photo, video or message using #SantaProject via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube. Everyone can play a role in keeping the magic of the holidays alive and ensuring that the internet is a place where Santa lives on for future generations.

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Holiday Baked Brie Recipe created by Foxes Love Lemons on behalf of Milk Means More Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 14 minutes Servings: 8 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced kosher salt ground black pepper 1 Brie round (8 ounces) 3 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup pomegranate arils 1/4 cup shelled pistachios crackers or toasted bread Heat oven to 350 F. In large skillet, heat butter over mediumhigh heat. Add mushrooms; cook 8-10 minutes, or until deep golden brown, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper; remove from heat. Place Brie on parchment paper-lined rimmed baking pan; drizzle with honey. Transfer to oven and bake 5-7 minutes, or until inside of cheese is softened, but outside remains intact. Transfer Brie to serving platter; top with pomegranate arils, pistachios and mushrooms. Serve immediately with crackers or bread.


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ringing an element of elegance to your holiday celebration is easy when you start with partypleasing ingredients, and great tasting food often starts with dairy. Foods like milk, cheese and yogurt not only enhance the flavor and texture of dishes everyone loves, but they also add high-quality nutrients to support the health and wellbeing of your guests. Each of these recipes features a different variety of cheese as the essential ingredient for success. These decadent, elegant apps, which can be prepared in minutes, are sure to be party favorites. Find more ideas for serving up an elegant, yet simple menu your guests will love at MilkMeansMore.org.

Butternut Squash Queso Dip Recipe created by Rachel Cooks on behalf of Milk Means More Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 10 12 ounces butternut squash puree, frozen 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 finely diced red onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1 can (10 ounces) petite diced tomatoes and green chiles 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded Place unwrapped squash in microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave 5 minutes at 50 percent power, or until thawed. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook 4-5 minutes, or until translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add squash, tomatoes, cumin and chili powder, and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and add cheese. Stir until melted and serve immediately.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushroom Caps Recipe created by The Lemon Bowl on behalf of Milk Means More Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Servings: 24 24 large mushrooms, stemmed and reserved 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, grated 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 cups chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained 1 can artichoke hearts, roughly chopped 2 cups crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup minced onion 1 pinch chili flakes 1 pinch minced scallions

Heat oven to 350 F and place mushroom caps in single layer on baking sheet lined with foil. Mince reserved mushroom stems and heat olive oil in large saute pan over mediumhigh heat. Add garlic and mushroom stems to pan along with salt and pepper. Saute 2-3 minutes, or until mushrooms are softened. Add spinach and artichoke hearts to pan and cook until heated through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and place mixture in large mixing bowl. Stir in feta cheese and onion. Adjust seasoning, to taste. Using small cookie scoop, add 2 tablespoons filling to each mushroom cap. Bake mushrooms 20-25 minutes, or until mushroom caps are softened. Sprinkle with chili flakes and minced scallions to serve.

Parmesan Crisps with Basil and Sun-Dried Tomato Recipe created by Art From My Table on behalf of Milk Means More Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 8 6 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 8 basil leaves 8 sun-dried tomatoes, jarred

Heat oven to 375 F. On baking sheet, make eight flat circles out of 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese each. Bake cheese 5 minutes, or until just beginning to turn golden. Using metal spatula, remove crisps from pan immediately, placing on rack or plate to cool. Place vinegar and sugar in small saucepan and boil until mixture is reduced to about 1/4 cup and is thickened. Top each crisp with 1 fresh basil leaf and 1 sun-dried tomato. Drizzle balsamic reduction over top.


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hen the holidays approach, it’s the perfect time to up your game in the kitchen with standout recipes. A knockout holiday meal starts with a main dish like filet mignon topped with Roasted Garlic Compound Butter for a rich treat, paired with cheesy a sidekick like these Crispy Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs. Finally, top off the night with Honey and Blackberry Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust, and you’ll have guests ready to come back next year.

A New Twist on a Classic Holiday Recipe Transforming family recipes into something memorable is easy when you use high-quality, wholesome ingredients, made with love from Borden Cheese. With a wide range of offerings, including mild cheddar, mozzarella, sharp cheddar, Mexican, Swiss, American, Colby Jack and more, Borden Cheese is available as singles, shreds, chunks, slices, strings and snacks – offering pure, creamy goodness to satisfy every taste. Add a new twist to your holiday spread with this delectable recipe for Crispy Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs, which uses chunks of mild cheddar, and find more recipes at BordenCheese.com.

Crispy Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs

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cup sour cream, divided teaspoon finely chopped chives or green onions, plus additional for ounces Borden Cheese Medium Cheddar Chunk, divided medium russet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and chopped tablespoons Borden Butter teaspoon garlic powder teaspoon seasoned salt teaspoon dry mustard teaspoon salt bacon strips, cooked crisp and crumbled cup beer batter dry mix oil, for frying

To make chive cream: In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup sour cream and chives or onions together. Refrigerate. To make cheddar crisps: Heat oven to 400 F. Shred 4 ounces cheese to make about 1 cup shreds. Divide shreds into eight piles, about 2 inches apart,


on silicone baking mat or parch­ment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake about 5 minutes, or until cheese melts and becomes crisp. Let cool 5 minutes and remove from baking sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 180 F.


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Support children this holiday season (Family Features) The holidays are all about spreading generosity and kindness, so when searching for the perfect presents for everyone on your holiday shopping list, look for gifts that also benefit children in need around the world. Gifts That Give Back From jewelry to accessories, home decor and children’s toys, handcrafted products from UNICEF Market not only provide children with basic necessities such as lifesaving nutrition, medicine, education, clean water, emergency relief and more, but also support artists from Asia, Africa and Latin America. For the first time, UNICEF Market shoppers are invited to curate online gift collections for a chance to win a Smithsonian Journeys 10-day trip for two to Peru. Learn more at smithsonianjourneys.org. Some lifesaving items can be purchased in honor of a loved one and go directly to help children in need in developing countries. Some examples of UNICEF Inspired Gifts include:

Once the satisfaction of a full meal wears off and the craving for one final course comes calling, there’s no better dessert to turn to than the creamy delight of cheesecake. Add in the sweet flavors of honey and blackberries, and you’ll find yourself perfectly content to wind down the holiday get-together. For more ways to infuse honey into your holiday menu, visit honey. com.

Honey and Blackberry Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board Crust: 2 cups (8-ounce package) crushed gingersnaps 1/4 cup melted butter Cake: 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup honey 1/3 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 tablespoon gluten-free all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 1 pint fresh blackberries Garnish: 1 pint fresh blackberries (optional) honey (optional)

A Rich, Buttery Main Dish It’s easy to add buttery richness to just about any protein you choose to serve at your holiday gathering with this easy compound butter. The sauce takes little time to make and adds an unforgettably elegant touch to filet mignon, making it perfect for your next holiday celebration. Cut from the heart of the tenderloin, Omaha Steaks Filet Mignon is aged to peak flavor and tenderness, vacuum wrapped and flash frozen to lock in fresh­ness. Find more holiday main dish ideas and recipes at omahasteaks.com.

Roasted Garlic Compound Butter 2 heads garlic 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 Omaha Steaks Filet Mignons (6 ounces each), prepared Heat oven to 350 F.

Heat oven to 350 F. In medium bowl, combine crushed gingersnaps and butter. Transfer mixture to 9-inch springform pan. Stick hand in sandwich bag and firmly press mixture into bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 8 minutes. Remove from oven, reduce heat to 300 F and allow crust to rest. Meanwhile, using stand mixer, beat cream cheese at medium speed 3-4 minutes. Add honey, cream, vanilla, flour and salt. Beat until mixed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition. Beat mixture until just combined. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared crust. Drop blackberries on top of mixture. Bake 65 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cake in oven 1 hour. Remove and allow to cool. Run knife around sides of cheesecake. Cover and chill overnight. Remove sides from pan. Serve with additional berries and drizzle with honey, if desired.

Additionally, the UNICEF Kid Power Band gives kids the power to get active and save lives. With the world’s first wearable-for-good, kids go on missions to learn about new cultures and earn points. Points unlock funding from partners, parents and fans, and funds are used to deliver lifesaving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children around the world. To date, the UNICEF Kid Power Team has earned more than 12 million points, enough to unlock more than 5.1 million packets of therapeutic food. Families can join the team by purchasing a Kid Power Band – available this holiday season at Target – and downloading the free companion app. The bands are available in blue, orange and two special “Star Wars: Force for Change” editions: black and green. Other Ways to Support ALEX AND ANI has partnered with UNICEF to support children affected by conflict and natural disasters, as well as provide funding for programs that help kids have a brighter future through education and play. Twenty percent of the purchase price of the “Kindred Cord World Peace Collection” and “Bright Future Charm Bangles” will be donated to UNICEF’s work through Feb. 28, 2018. Both items are available online, at ALEX AND ANI stores and authorized retailers.

Slice about 1/4 inch off each garlic head to reveal cloves. Remove any excess outer layers of paper on garlic. On sheet of aluminum foil, drizzle each garlic head with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Wrap foil tightly over garlic. Roast 40-60 minutes, until garlic is golden and can be easily pierced with a knife. Let cool 15 minutes. In bowl, squeeze garlic cloves out of paper. Add salt and mash with fork to create paste. Add butter and combine with fork, ensuring paste is well blended into butter. Place butter on edge of a sheet of parch­ment or wax paper. Fold paper over butter and roll into cylinder. Twist ends of paper and refrigerate until solid. When ready to serve, cut chilled butter into slices and place on top of prepared filet mignons. Note: Unused butter can be kept in refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

For more than 20 years, Pier 1 Imports and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have held a children’s greeting card contest to help generate awareness. The winning design will be reproduced as an official UNICEF greeting card and be sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and on pier1. com the following holiday season. Additionally, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is offering a selection of boxed holiday cards that can be purchased online at market.unicefusa. org and through Pier 1 Imports, IKEA and select Hallmark Gold Crown stores with 100 percent of sales for all cards purchased at Pier 1 Imports and IKEA stores going directly to support UNICEF programs. In Malawi, the majority of students struggle to learn while sitting on the floor or ground outdoors. The Kids in Need of Desks (K.I.N.D.) fund provides a desk and bench for two to three students in schools in the sub-Saharan country with each $55 donation. In addition, the K.I.N.D. fund provides a $177 scholarship for girls in Malawi that delivers one year of education, including tuition, room and board, textbooks, transportation, a school uniform and learning supplies.


This holiday season, HSN brought together 24 designers to create a specific design reflecting what UNICEF means to them, creating a one-of-a-kind quilt. Customers can purchase the “HSN Cares Designer Quilt” through Dec. 31. For each quilt sold on HSN, the company will donate $15 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

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To make potato puffs: Place potatoes in medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Heat over medium-high heat and boil potatoes until tender; drain. In electric mixer bowl fitted with paddle, beat potatoes with butter on medium-low speed until smooth then add remaining sour cream and all seasonings. Stir in crumbled bacon. Cut remaining cheese into eight 1/2-inch cubes. Form balls of mashed potato mixture using ice cream scoop. Make small hole in center of each potato ball and fill with one cube cheese. Cover with additional mashed potato so cheese is hidden inside. Refrigerate until ready to fry. In large saucepan over medium-high heat, heat oil to 375 F. Prepare beer batter according to package directions; dip each mashed potato ball into batter and deep-fry about 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. Reheat oil to 375 F between batches. Keep potato puffs warm in holding oven. On plate, top potato puffs with dollop of chive cream, chives and cheddar crisp. Serve immediately.

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b r i e f ly Panthers play Chewelah CUSICK – The Panthers boys’ basketball team will play Chewelah twice for the first two games of the season. Friday, Dec. 2, Cusick will host Chewelah, a game that will start at 7:15 p.m. Then Tuesday, Dec. 6, Cusick will travel to Chewelah for another game. This one starts at 5:30 p.m.

Lady Griz hit the basketball court NEWPORT – The Newport girls basketball team kicked off its season Tuesday, Nov. 29, hosting Bonners Ferry. Results were not available before press time. The Lady Griz travel to St. George’s to play Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., and then host Priest River Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 5:45 p.m.

Rangers to wrestle at Liberty Lake Dec. 10 LIBERTY LAKE – The Selkirk High School wrestling team will have their first match at Liberty Lake High School, Saturday, Dec. 10, with weigh-in starting at 8 a.m. The match begins at 9:30 a.m.

Spartans open with Deer Park PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River boys’ basketball team will open their season Thursday, Dec. 1, with a home game against Deer Park. That game will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, the Spartans will go to Selkirk for a game that starts at 4:30 p.m.

Lady Spartans start basketball season PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River girls basketball team hosts Deer Park Thursday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m., in their first game of the season. They then host Riverside Friday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, they travel to Selkirk to play at 4:30 p.m. and then travel to Newport Tuesday, Dec. 6, to play at 5:45 p.m.

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Adrian Bojorquez watches over his wrestlers during practice at Newport High School.

Newport gets new wrestling coach By Sophia Aldous Of The Miner

NEWPORT – Adrian Bojorquez solemnly circles around groups of Newport High School wrestlers practicing on a mat in the cafeteria, stopwatch in one hand, occasionOn Deck: ally yelling encouragVs. Priest River, ing commands. Dec. 1, 7 p.m. “Don’t stop, keep going,” he says as high school students with flushed limbs and faces grapple with one another, trying to gain a pin with their practicing opponent. The only thing seemingly animated about Bojorquez is the tone of his voice as he compels his wrestlers on. Other than that, he walks with a straight back and wears a poker face. The 37-year-old paraprofessional, whose day job is working at Pend Oreille River School, is taking over from former Newport High School wrestling coach Steffen Ellison, who quit the position earlier this year to go back to college. Bojorquez’s wrestling experience began in sixth grade and continued all the way through high school at Riverside. After high school he worked in a day care in Spokane for several years before joining the National Guard at 29 and getting his Associate Arts Degree at Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls. He obtained a Bachelors degree in physical science from Eastern Washington University.

Bojorquez credits wrestling for instilling him with a solid work ethic. “It really taught me to buckle down and go outside of my comfort zone, because that’s where things start to happen,” Bojorquez says. “With wrestling, it’s hard to accept the fact that you are going to go through a really crappy process. You’re going to hate your coaches sometimes and you’re going to have to mentally take yourself to places that are uncomfortable. You have to be willing to take yourself into deep waters, and most people don’t appreciate that. It’s not for everyone, and they (wrestlers) can choose to follow or not.” The Grizzlies didn’t win a single match during the 2015-2016 seasons, but when questioned about how he plans to change that, Bojorquez says he is not focusing on the outcome of each individual match. “You have to focus on the fundamentals,” Bojorquez says. “Do the little things right. If you’re too busy thinking about how it’s going to end, you’re losing sight of the process.” The Newport Grizzlies will have their first wrestling match of the season Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. against Priest River at Newport High School. Bojorquez says he hopes the community will turn out to support the wrestling program. “It would be great if people would come watch us and show the kids that they are behind us all the way.”

Thursday, Dec. 1

Priest River Boys Basketball vs. Deer Park: 7:30 p.m. – Priest River Lamanna High School Newport Varsity Wrestling vs. Priest River: 7 p.m. – Newport High School

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CUSICK – The Cusick girls basketball team hosts Chewelah Friday, Dec. 2, in the first game of the season at 5:45 p.m. They then travel to Chewelah Tuesday, Dec. 6 to play at 7:15 p.m.

Selkirk plays VC first IONE – The Selkirk boys’ basketball team will travel to Valley Christian in Spokane Valley for a game Friday, Dec. 2. That game will start at 7:30 p.m. Their first home game will be with Priest River Saturday, Dec. 3. That game starts at 6 p.m.

This week’s National Finals Rodeo, the world series of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, starts Wednesday, Dec. 1 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 10. It will be televised on CBS Sports nightly, as the sport’s top 15 money winners compete on the best livestock for $10 million in prize money. If history holds true, a number of area people will make the trip to Las Vegas to watch the Finals. Kalispel Tribal elder Stan Bluff has attended the Finals, as has former Pend Oreille County commissioner John Hankey and his rodeo wife Pat. It’s a premier rodeo that scene every rodeo fan should experience don once. The only time I ever went to the Gronning NFR was as a newspaperman, I certainly didn’t qualify as a bull rider. In 1987 I was publishing Northwest Rodeo Scene and got a press pass. My father, Gordon Gronning, and I, made it a father/ son trip. We had a great time and I got some historic photos. Lane Frost was world champion bull rider that year, winning the title by conquering an unridden bull in the final go round. Frost’s life and death was the subject of the feature movie “8 Seconds.” I found a video of the final go-round of bull riding online at www.wranglernetwork.com/news/5125. Check out when they rode without vests or helmets or sponsors. Oregon’s Butch Knowles won the saddle bronc riding average at the ’87 NFR. Knowles, who has provided television commentary for the NFR for years, also won his share in both bull riding and saddle bronc riding at the Newport Rodeo, when it was a PRCA rodeo. I think he even won some money in the bareback riding here one year. People forget what a great all around cowboy Butch was. For the first time in a decade, the All Around title is up for grabs this year, with as many as six people having a legitimate shot. Brazilian team roping heeler Junior Nogueira leads the pack with $122,342. He won most as a team roper and picked up a couple thousand dollars roping calves. With the formation of the Elite Rodeo Association, and the subsequent banning of ERA owner members from competing in the PRCA, many familiar names won’t be there this year, most notably 13-time PRCA All Around Champ Trevor Brazile. Without Brazile’s dominance, the race is spread out. Nogueira’s winnings are less than several individual event winners. The future of the ERA seems uncertain, as The Bend Bullentin’s Mark Morical reports. He interviewed world champion bareback rider Bobby Mote, one of the ERA’s founders. “We’d all be lyin’ if we said we didn’t want to be in Vegas in December,” Mote tells Morical. He said the competitors were missing the income. But even without the Motes and Braziles of the rodeo world competing, there will be plenty of great contestants. If you like rodeo, this is one to watch.

Priest River Girls Basketball vs. Deer Park: 5:30 p.m. – Priest River Lamanna High School

NEWPORT – The Newport High School and Priest River Lamanna High School wrestling teams will start the season off against one another in a match Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 7 p.m. at Newport High School.

Battling for the ball These Newport girls basketball players were scrapping for the ball Friday in practice. Both girls and boys basketball teams will be at home Tuesday, Dec. 6, for games with Priest River.

IDFG’s online hunter reports, sales, are back with extra security By Roger Phillips Public Information Specialist

Online license sales halted in August after contractor’s system was hacked. People once again can buy Idaho hunting and fishing licenses and tags online, but they will have to establish a user name and password to get

Selkirk Girls Basketball vs. Valley Christian: 5 p.m. – Valley Christian Priest River Girls Basketball vs. Riverside: 5:30 p.m. – Priest River Lamanna High School Selkirk Boys Basketball vs. Valley Christian: 7:30 p.m. – Valley Christian School

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ball vs. St. George’s: 6 p.m. – St. George’s High School Newport Girls Basketball vs. St. George’s: 7:30 p.m. – St. George’s High School

Saturday, Dec. 3 Open Gym, Adult Basketball: 7 a.m. – Newport High School Selkirk Girls Basketball vs. Priest River: 4:30 p.m. – Selkirk High School Selkirk Boys Basketball vs. Priest River: 6 p.m. – Selkirk High School

Tuesday, Dec. 6 Cusick Boys Basketball vs. Chewelah: 5:30 p.m. – Chewelah High School Cusick Girls Basketball vs. Chewelah: 7:15 p.m. – Chewelah High School

Cusick Girls Basketball vs. Chewelah: 5:45 p.m. – Cusick High School

Newport Boys Basketball vs. Priest River: 6 p.m. – Newport High School

Cusick Boys Basketball vs. Chewelah: 7:15 p.m. – Cusick High School

Newport Girls Basketball vs. Priest River: 7:30 p.m. – Newport High School

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entrance into the system. The Mandatory Hunter Report is also available, and can be accessed without a user identification or password at www.idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/ report. Idaho Fish and Game was notified

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Newport boys basketball underway NEWPORT – The Newport Grizzlies boys’ basketball team started their season after deadline Tuesday, Nov. 29, with a home game with Bonners Ferry. They will play St. George’s Friday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at St. George’s. Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Grizzlies will host the Priest River Spartans. That game will start at 7:30 p.m.

Lady Rangers start season IONE – The Selkirk girls basketball team begins their season Friday, Dec. 2, traveling to Valley Christian to play at 5 p.m. They then host Priest River Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4:30 p.m.

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in August that some of its license holders may have had their personal information released due to a data breach experienced by its online license vendor, Active Networks. As soon as the department was notified, the online system was taken down to prevent further loss of information and make the site more secure. “We realize adding user identification requires a little more effort to log on, and it’s another password to remember, but we think the trade-off of having another layer of protection for our hunters’ and anglers’ personal information is worth it,” Chief of Administration Michael Pearson said. After hunters and anglers create a unique user name and password, they can then buy a license and tag online. Similar to other online vendors, this user identification and password are required each time they go online to buy an item using the website or mobile-friendly site. If sportsmen and women do not want to log into the new system to purchase items, they can still visit one of the more than 380 vendors around the state, or call 1-800-554-8685.

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Christmas gifts for hunters and anglers By Phil Cooper Wildlife Conservation Educator

People shopping in Idaho for Christmas gifts likely have a relative or friend who is an angler or hunter. There is absolutely no end to the products that are available in the retail stores for someone on your list who hunts, fishes, camps or boats. Hunters and anglers are probably the easiest people on your list to buy Christmas gifts for. There are items that would be appreciated that cost only a few dollars … all the way up to items that cost hundreds or more. Some items are actually needed (hats, gloves, socks etc.). Other items we just want because we think they will make us more likely to bring home meat for the freezer or get that once in a lifetime trophy. We hunters can easily convince ourselves that new binoculars or a rangefinder will make us more successful at finding the buck of a lifetime. The one color of spinner, spoon or fly we don’t currently have may be exactly what would attract a new state record fish. Most of us who love the outdoor experience won’t mind if we already have one of whatever you give us. We can almost always use another one … whatever it is. One item that is essential for hunters and anglers to get near the end of the year is a new license. Idaho hunting and fishing licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and they expire Dec. 31. New hunting and fishing licenses first become available for purchase on Dec. 1. However, they don’t become valid until Jan. 1. Most hunters and anglers don’t think to buy one until their first outing of the new calendar year, so

the timing makes hunting or fishing licenses great Christmas gifts. Licenses are available at many vendors statewide including most sporting goods stores, hardware stores and now even the major

Gift certificates for hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased at any Idaho Fish and Game office in any dollar amount. national retail chains carry them. Previously available online in Idaho, internet security issues have temporarily halted online license sales in several states including Idaho. Because of the need to confirm residency, a person can only buy a resident license for a spouse, a minor child, or for themselves. You can purchase a non-resident license for a friend or relative who is a resident of another state. Gift certificates for hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased at any Idaho Fish and Game office in any dollar amount. Most people buy them for the exact amount of an annual hunting license, fishing license, or sportsman’s package. These gift certificates can only be redeemed for licenses at a fish and game regional or headquarters office. Many of the license vendors sell store gift certificates that they will accept for license purchases. Many will also accept Visa gift cards for license purchases, so that is an additional convenient option for giving a license as a Christmas gift.

One suggestion would be to go to the license sales counter and ask how much each license costs (including vendor fee) and purchase a gift certificate in that exact amount. Nobody wants to carry around gift cards with just a dollar or two left over. Another great Christmas gift for a hunter is a Super Hunt drawing entry. Every year, 32 lucky hunters walk into the field with a special Super Hunt tag that allows them to pursue an elk, deer, pronghorn or moose in any open hunt in Idaho. Two Super Hunt Combo drawing winners are able to hunt all four species in any open hunt. Any tags that are won in any super hunt drawing are in addition to any general or controlled hunt tags a purchaser may already hold. A Super Hunt entry for a specific species costs $6. A Super Hunt Combo Hunt entry costs $20. No license is needed and hunters can enter as many times as they like. Super Hunt drawings are conducted twice a year. The first drawing is in June, and entries for this must be purchased by May 31. The second drawing is in August, entries must be received by Aug. 10. Entries make great stocking stuffers. To learn more about the Super Hunt drawings go to idfg.idaho.gov/superhunt. Entries cannot currently be purchased online, but they can be purchased at license vendors, fish and game offices, by mail or by phone. Funds from the sale of Super Hunt entries are used to expand access opportunities for hunting and fishing on private lands in Idaho through the AccessYes Program. Funds generated through the sale of hunting and fishing licenses and tags are used to manage fish and wildlife resources right here in Idaho.

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2016423 PUBLIC NOTICE S U P E R I O R C O U R T, S TAT E O F WA S H I N G T O N , SPOKANE COUNTY No. 16-4-01630-0 P R O B AT E N O T I C E T O CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of JOHN L. NAUDITT Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 11.40.070 by

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2016418 PUBLIC NOTICE Lenora Water and Sewer District The Lenora Water and Sewer District will be discussing a proposed water and irrigation rate increase at their meeting on December 6, 2016. The meeting will take place at the Skookum Lodge located at 1432 Lenora Drive in Usk at 10:00am. The public is invited to give comment. Any questions call the Lenora office at 445-0888.

cember 05, 2016 in Council Chambers located at 200 S. Washington Ave., Newport, Washington for the purpose of reviewing the 2017 Preliminary Budget. Copies of the Preliminary Budget may be obtained by the public on November 23, 2016. Published in the Newport Miner on November 23 and 30, 2016. (43-2) __________________________ 2016415 PUBLIC NOTICE B udget H earing N otice The Pend Oreille County Commissioners have completed the preliminary budget review and will hold a hearing at 11:00 a.m., December 5, 2016 and at 3:00 p.m., December 20, 2016 in their meeting room, 625 W. 4th, Newport, for the purpose of fixing the 2017 Final Budget. If you require any reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting, contact Clerk of the Board, 509-4474119, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Published in the Newport Miner on November 23rd and November 30th , 2016. (43-2) ___________________________ 2016424 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO.1 OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY WAT E R U S E E F F I C I E N C Y PROGRAM GOALS AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES A public hearing will be held on December 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., to review the goals of the Water Use Efficiency Program and establish future goals for the program. The Water Use Efficiency Program

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is required by Washington State law, for the purpose of addressing the increasing demand on the state’s water resources. The hearing will be held at the PUD Administrative Building in the Newport Conference Room, 130 N. Washington, Newport, Washington. The public is invited to attend and be heard. Karen Willner Clerk of the Board Published in the Newport Miner on November 23 and 30, 2016 (43-2) _______________________ 2016419 PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE PORT OF PEND OREILLE FINAL BUDGET HEARING The final budget for the Port District for fiscal year 2017 will be discussed at the Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in the Port office, 1981 Black Road, Usk, WA. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Public comment and input is welcome at that time. Upon adoption, copies will be available for public inspection. /s/ Kelly J. Driver, Manager


Published in The Newport Miner November 30 and December 7, 2016. (44-2) _________________________ 2016427 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2017-2022 Six Year Transportation Improvement Program 2017 Construction Program Notice is hereby given that the Pend Oreille County Board of Commissioners will be holding a public hearing to receive comments on the 2017-2022 Six Year Transportation Improvement Program and the 2017 Construction Program. This hearing will take place on 13th of December, 2016 at 10:30am in the Commissioners Chambers, County Courthouse, 625 W. 4th Street, Newport, Washington. For more information on this please contact Don Ramsey at 509-447-4513. Clerk of the Board Published in The Newport Miner on November 30 and December 7, 2016. (44-2) __________________________ Continued on 10B

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Loving devoted wife and mother Yvonne McKenzie passed away Nov. 21, 2016, surrounded by family. She was 75 years old. Yvonne McKenzie was born March 19, 1941, to Vincent and Audrey Zimmerman. Yvonne married her high school sweetheart, Karl McKenzie, on Feb. 20, 1959. In their 58 years together, they built strong community ties in Metaline and many long-lasting friendships. She had four children, Mike, Steven, Scott and Debbie. Family was everything to Yvonne and it brought her great joy when the circle expand-

ed to include Rhonda (Mike), Robyn (Scott), Fred (Debbie) and six grandchildren, David, Cody, Gillian, Jordan, Mac and Meghan. When she was 14, Yvonne worked at the NuVu Theater. She worked at the Circle Motel and for the last 25 years in the office of Robinson Trucking. She always took great pride in her work. Yvonne was willing to travel far to visit or vacation with her family. Four times, she drove the Alcan Highway, two trips to Hawaii, and three cruises. And, she liked spending a little time in casinos. Yvonne taught us how to love all, accept our situations and find strength within ourselves. She had a very

Continued from 9B 2016428 PUBLIC NOTICE TO: Anyone Claiming a Paternal Interest Regarding Kenzie Ellen Savage-Lumpkin, except Remington Lumpkin You are hereby notified that there has been filed in the Pend Oreille County Superior Court, Cause No. 16-7-00059-7, a Petition for Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship between Kenzie Ellen Savage-Lumpkin born on March 30, 2014, in Newport, Washington, and Anyone Claiming a Paternal Interest. A court hearing on the matter will be on January 19, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in the Pend Oreille County Juvenile Court, 229 Garden Avenue, Newport, WA 99156. You have the right to be represented by an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, an attorney will be appointed for you. Your failure to appear at this hearing or respond to this notice or file a claim of paternity under RCW 26.26 may result in a default order permanently terminating all of your rights to the above-named child. Published in The Newport Miner on November 30, Decemeber 7 and 14. (44-3) __________________________

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special way of making everyone feel welcome. Yvonne had a heart of gold and we were all so blessed to have her in our lives. At her request, there were will be no services. In lieu of flowers, Yvonne would prefer donations be made to the Steven McKenzie Community Service and Sports Scholarship Fund at Mountain West Bank, P.O. Box 107, Ione, WA 99139. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.shermanknapp.com. See more obits, 8A

2016429 PUBLIC NOTICE O rdinance 2 0 3 5 An ordinance of the City of Newport, Washington amending the fiscal year 2016 budget was adopted November 21, 2016 hereby increasing the overall budget by $70,000.00. The complete text of this ordinance is available for review at City Hall during regular business hours.

Tuesday, Nov. 22 Lucky Ladies Team Morning Glories Country Lane Sparklers Golden Girls Country Lane State Line Girls BYE

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High scratch game: Darlene Dinwoodie 208. High scratch series: Laura O’Brien 529. High handicap game: Darlene Dinwoodie 250. High handicap series: Barb Mix 654. Converted splits: Kim Rusho 3-5-8-9. Claudia McKinney 4-5-7.

Wednesday, Nov. 23 Wednesday Night Loopers Team Won Lost

Why Try Harder 170 McCroskey Defense 151.5 Club Rio 134.5 Woodwise 128 OK Lanes 120 Here for the Beer 113

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High scratch game: Brian Hilliard 245. High handicap game: Brian Hilliard 245. High scratch series: Robert Campbell 665. High handicap series: Glenn Miller 712. High team scratch game: OK Lanes 798. High team handicap game: OK Lanes 899. High team scratch series: OK Lanes 2,328. High handicap series: OK Lanes 2,631. Converted splits: Floyd Degele 5-10. Wes Griffin 6-7-10. Jeremiah Andrews 4-6-7-10. Jim Loveridge 3-6-7. Brian Hilliard 2-4-8-10.

Friday, Nov. 25 Friday Night Leftovers Team Won


Timber Room 32 EZ-Rider 29 Pooch Parlor 25 OK Lanes 23.5 The No Names 22 Party of Four 21.5 East River Plumbing 19 Cook’in Turkeys 17

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High scratch game team: Timber Room 767. High handicap game team: East River Plumbing 908. High scratch series team: Timber Room 2,266. High handicap series team: East River Plumbing 2,646. High scratch games: Jeff Huling 233, Kelly Jo Hilliard 192. High handicap game: Bill Wagner 273, Kelly Jo Hilliard 259. High scratch series: Jeff Huling 676, Laura O’Briend 497. High handicap series: Gordon Batsch 704, Sherry Loveridge 677. Converted splits: Sharon Reed 6-7. Brodie McNamara 3-6-7-10. Vicki Nolting 3-9-10. Jim Loveridge 5-8-10.

‘Annie’ premieres at Priest River Dec. 2 PRIEST RIVER – The Priest River Lamanna High School Drama Club will perform the musical “Annie” Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Priest River Junior High School auditorium. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, and chronicles the adventures of the titular Annie, a young orphan girl looking for a family that will take her in. Tickets are $4 for students and senior citizens and $6 for adults.

PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CUSICK this 14TH day of November 2016. Ss/ Chris Evers, Mayor Attest: Charlotte Yergens, Clerk/ Treasurer Published in The Newport Miner on November 30, 2016. (44) ___________________________

in WAC 197-11-355. This may be the last opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of these proposed non-project actions. Mitigation measures may be included under applicable codes regardless of whether an EIS is prepared. The proposed amendments include provisions to prohibit the retail sales of marijuana, and to permit the production and processing of marijuana, as well as the establishment of medical marijuana cooperatives in unincorporated Pend Oreille County in accordance with the provisions of the laws of Washington State. The proposed amendments also include new development standards applicable to permitted marijuana facilities. Written comments on the proposed amendments to the Development Regulations and the likely SEPA Threshold Determination, must be submitted, no later than December 30, to the Pend Oreille County Department of Community Development 418 S Scott Ave., or PO Box 5066, Newport, WA 99156. Written or verbal comments may also be submitted at a public hearing to be conducted by the Pend Oreille Planning Commission on Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 6:00PM at the Cusick Community Center. If you have questions regarding this non-project action, please call Andy Huddleston, Interim Pend Oreille County Director of Community Development at 509-447-6462 or Ahuddleston@pendoreille.org. Dated: November 28, 2016

201433 Published in the Newport Miner on PUBLIC NOTICE November 30, 2016. (44) Pend Oreille County, Washington __________________________ Proposed Development Regulation Amendments 2016430 Notice of Application and Action and PUBLIC NOTICE Public Hearing Announcement NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING Notice is hereby given that Pend D AT E / T I M E C H A N G E Oreille County has prepared draft Cusick School District No. 59 amendments to the County’s DevelPend Oreille County, Washington The Board of Directors (the “Board”) opment Regulations in accordance of Cusick School District No. 59 (the with the provisions of the Washington “District”) hereby provides this notice State Growth Management Act. An that they will meet for their December Environmental Checklist for this nonproject action has been prepared in Board Meeting on: Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016 accordance with the provisions of the Washington State Environmental Time: 3:30 p.m. Policy Act. Copies of the proposed Location: High School Library revised Development Regulations Cusick School District and the SEPA Checklist have been 305 Monumental Way attached and/or are available for reCusick, WA The purpose of this meeting is for view at the Community Development the regularly scheduled December Department, 418 S Scott Avenue, Newport, WA 99156. Board Meeting. CUSICK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. It is anticipated that the County will issue a Determination of Non-Sig59 PEND OREILLE COUNTY, WASH- nificance for this non-project action. As a result, a single integrated public INGTON review and comment period is being By: /s/Don Hawpe Don Hawpe; Secretary, Board of provided to receive comments on the draft revised Development Regula- Published in The Newport Miner Directors tions and the likely SEPA Threshold on November 30 and December 7, Published in The Newport Miner Determination in accordance with 2016. (44-2) on November 30 and December 7, the Optional DNS process outlined 2016. (44-2) 2016431 __________________________ PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE #325 FIXING 2017 TAX LEVY AND BUDGET OF THE TOWN OF CUSICK, 2016432 WASHINGTON, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017 PUBLIC NOTICE AND PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION AND EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF ORDINANCE #326 TOWN OF CUSICK ORDINANCE SECTION 1. The budget for the Town of Cusick, Washington for the year TO AMEND SEWER ORDINANCE 2017 is hereby adopted at the fund level in its final form and content as TO PROVIDE INCREASE AND set forth in the document entitled “2017 Budget of the Town of Cusick.” AMOUNT PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION EXPENDITURE FUND $120,375.30 AND EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF GENERAL (Current Exp. #001 $ 500.00 AMENDMENT TO SEWER ORDI- Boat Launch Fund #004 $ 8,645.18 NANCE #316-ARTICLE VII. RATES City/Arterial Street #101 Sewer Bond Redemption #402 $13,212.00 SECTION 1. Purpose $ 579,311.58 The purpose of Ordinance #326 is Water/Sewer Fund #401 $ 6,753.58 to amend 2017 sewer rates within Sewer DOE Loan #407 $728,797.64 and outside the Town of Cusick. A TOTAL ALL FUNDS public meeting was held on October AMOUNT 10th, 2016 to discuss sewer rates REVENUE FUND $176,089.88 charged by the Town of Cusick and TOTAL GENERAL FUND #001 $ 2,900.00 an increase was incorporated into Boat Launch parking #004 $ 10,716.00 the 2017 budget and reflected below. REET #102 $ 618.00 ARTICLE VII. RATES - Section 1. Hotel Motel Tax #100 $ 14,130.00 Definition of Premises and Monthly City/Arterial Street #101 W/S Bond Redemption #402 $ 13,212.00 Rates $ 9,500.00 Increasing residential monthly sewer W/S Bond Reserve #403 $ 108,578.30 rates inside the Town of Cusick from W/S Replacement Reserve #404 $ 714,490.00 $28.00 to $29.82; and a 4% increase Water/Sewer Fund #401 $ 6,753.58 respectively for other user rates ef- Sewer DOE Loan #407 Sewer DOE Reserve #408 $ 6,753.58 fective January 1, 2017. $1,063,741.34 Increasing residential monthly sewer TOTAL ALL FUNDS rates outside the Town of Cusick SECTION 4. Effective Date: These ordinances shall take effect and be in from $35.22 to $37.04; and a 4% force from the date of approval and publication as required by law. increase respectively for other user Passed by the Town Council this 14th day of November 2016 This ordinance in its entirety can be obtained from the Clerk’s office at the rates effective January 1, 2017. SECTION 2. This ordinance shall Town Hall, Cusick. become effective from and after its Ss/ Mayor Chris Evers Attested: Charlotte Yergens, Town Clerk-Treasurer passage by the Council as set forth above, approval by the Mayor and Published in The Newport Miner on November 30, 2016. (44) after publication as required by law. __________________________________________________