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As Sweet As It Gets For Sweet                  COLUMNS
Mountain Dressings          / 4    Working It Out     / 8

Ninety-Two-Year-Old Porthill       Ask Judy          /14
Artist Carving A Niche       / 9
                                   Kids Krafts       /14
                                                               POSTAL CUSTOMER
Vandals Desecrate Bonners Ferry
Veterans’ Monument          /13    Museum Musings    /16
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                                            BONNERS FERRY’S ‘COMMUNITY TREASURE’ READY TO BLOSSOM
                                            By R.J. Cohn                                 income four-year-olds.
                                                Bonners Ferry’s newest school                Bolstered by seven employees
                                            facility — one that was spearheaded by       — two more than the Head Start
                                            a $70,000 community-wide fundraiser          program had a year ago — the new
                                            and donated land — is set to welcome         3,000-square-foot building on
                                            its first class.                             Chippewa Street will be buzzing
                                                Three years after Boundary County        with a burst of activity in two
                                            Commissioners gave an acre of county-        weeks. It’s something that Garcia
                                            owned property to the Boundary               and Family Service Worker Diane
                                            County Head Start program, the new           Charter once only dreamed about.
                                            Julien Bucher Early Childhood Learning           “It’s going to prove a positive,
                                            Center will open its doors at 8 a.m. Sept.   nurturing atmosphere where
                                            22 to 39 preschoolers.                       children and families can learn life
                                                That’s almost twice as many as the       skills,” said Charter, now in her
                                            program was able to serve at its former      seventh year with Head Start. “This
                                            location at the Boundary County              is a real good program, and we now
                                            Fairgrounds, where it operated for the       have such an incredible facility to
                                            last two decades.                            make this happen on a bigger and
                                                “This is a dream come true for           better scale.”
                                            everyone involved with Head Start,”              With its shining brown-and-
                                            said Debbie Garcia, Head Start’s center      white       linoleum    floors,    a
                                            assistant, now in her eighth year with       playground with new equipment,
                                            the program. “We couldn’t be more            eight different indoor sections that
                                            thrilled.”                                   include a library, kitchen and a Head Start Family Service Worker Diane Charter and center assistant Debbie Garcia are gearing up towards
                                                Garcia isn’t the only one who is         block-playing area, the facility has welcoming the first class at the new Julien Bucher Early Childhood Learning Center Sept. 22.
                                            thrilled. Children enrolled in the           been called a “community treasure” by      which also pledged a $50,000 grant for                     a food service and restroom facility, it’s
                                            program, their families and the rest of      Doug Fagerness, Director of North          the new center — the $370,000 project                      no secret that Head Start’s space had
                                            the Head Start staff have been               Idaho College.                             may never have seen the light of day if                    been inadequate for years. Teachers had
                                            embracing the day when the state-of-             Funded with an $185,000 loan from      county librarian Sandy Ashworth had                        to accompany children to restrooms,
                                            the-art facility would finally become a      the U.S. Department of Agriculture         not asked commissioners to donate the                      leaving just one adult in the class. The
                                            reality for Boundary County’s low-           secured by Friends of Head Start —         county-owned property to Head Start in                     playground children used had no
                                                                                                                                    2005.                                                      permanent fixtures.
                                                                                                                                        It didn’t take long for the project to                     Additionally, everything in the
                                                                                                                                    start gathering steam.                                     classroom had to be packed up in June
                                                                                                                                        Panhandle State Bank pledged to                        and placed in storage to provide space
                                                                                                                                    match dollar-for-dollar for whatever                       for the county fair.
                                                                                                                                    amount was raised, which totaled                               “What’s so exciting is we don’t ever
                                                                                                                                    $34,000. Along with the Kootenai Tribe                     have to pack up any more and leave,”
                                                                                                                                    of Idaho’s $20,000 donation, individuals                   said Charter. “We just come here, plan
                                                                                                                                    like Doug Kim-Brown — who chipped                          and teach.”
                                                                                                                                    in $5,000 — and Greg Johnson who                               It will also accompany the needs of
                                                                                                                                    canvassed            the      community            for     both the children and their families at a
                                                                                                                                    contributions provided the financial                       level the former location was unable to.
                                                                                                                                    firepower for the project.                                     “This isn’t just a preschool,” said
                                                                                                                                        “The children will be so much                          Charter. “It’s a family program. It gives
                                                                                                                                    better-served here because it’s much                       kids the tools they need, from nutrition
                                                                                                                                    more child-friendly than what we had                       to academic skills. It will provide their
                                                                                                                                    before,” said Charter. “We now have                        parents with the help to improve every
                                                                                                                                    sinks and bathrooms in the classrooms.                     aspect of their lives. We think this is
                                                                                                                                    It’s going to accommodate the kids so                      pretty exciting stuff.”
                                                                                                                                    much better.”                                                  For more information, contact Head
                                                                                                                                        Housed for 20 years in a makeshift                     Start at 267-5756.
                                                                                                                                    room at the Fairgrounds that served as
Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008
SCAA WORKING ON PLANS FOR NEW                                                                          SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS ON A POSITIVE NOTE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Page 3
ANIMAL SHELTER                                                                                         BCSD Welcomes New Teachers
                                                                                                       By Kathryn Star Heart
                                                                                                                                                                “It is imperative that we work
                                                                                                                                                             together for the children,” Bartling said.
By R.J. Cohn                                       environment for housing dogs; it was                    “We have a lot to celebrate here in                  His welcoming remarks to the
    Bolstered by the profits from the sale         created with enough indoor and outdoor              Boundary County School District,” said                eleven newly hired teachers were
of a 20-acre parcel that housed its animal         space for the animals to be comfortable.            Dr. Don Bartling, Superintendent of                   equally encouraging.
shelter, Second Chance Animal Adoption             The design allows for a very efficient way          Schools, in an address to the 121                        “We want you to be successful,“ he
is looking towards the immediate future            for cleaning the facility.”                         teachers assembled in the Becker                      said. “I have an open door policy, and
to construct a new state-of-the-art facility           Additionally, she said the owners also          Auditorium for the start of the 2008-                 you are always welcome to come see me
a few miles from the city limits of Bonners        researched and created a very efficient                                                                   about anything.”
                                                                                                       2009 school year, “It’s because of the
Ferry.                                             drainage and plumbing system for the
                                                                                                       positive relationship between the                        Ranging in experience from teaching
    Almost five weeks after the property           kennel.
at the top of Peterson Hill that was home              “Our two biggest areas of concern for           teachers, the administration and the                  for the first time to having taught for
to the partially-completed animal shelter          building a new shelter have been creating           board of trustees.”                                   decades, the teachers who have elected
sold, SCAA’s executive director says its           a safe working environment and also a                   Bartling’s passion for education was              to work for BCSD #101 are highly
board already has blueprints and                   disease-prevention environment,” said               evident as he outlined a series of                    enthusiastic and anxious to open their
conceptual drawings for a new shelter              Hamerslough. “The Reno facility has                 ambitious goals that his office plans to              classroom doors in Boundary County.
modeled after a private boarding kennel            addressed both of those issues.”                    undertake during the current academic                  A list of the new teachers along with a brief bio are
in Reno, Nev.                                          Ideally, Hamerslough said she would             year. Those goals include but are not                                    listed on page 8
    How soon SCAA rebuilds a new                   like SCAA’s new animal shelter to be                limited to balancing the district budget,
facility for the area’s pets hinges on             constructed on property about three to              improving both internal and external
finding the right piece of acreage.                four miles outside of Bonners Ferry.                communication by more effective
    “Everything depends on how quickly                 “We want to contract with both the              utilization of the district website,
we can find property,” said Rhonda                 city and the county, and having a closer            continuing to integrate the Power
Hamerslough. “We want to do this as                proximity to the city than where we were
                                                                                                       School program, implementing a new
quickly as we can because we need an               at Peterson Hill would make it more
animal shelter here. Right now, we’re              convenient for law enforcement officers             business       management         system,
choosing not to open a shelter until all our       to drive pets to the facility,” she said.           improving curriculum as measured by
policies are in place, from intake of pets             If SCAA could have financially made             assessments and creating a contingency
to cleaning. We want to make all the right         the former shelter near Paradise Valley —           fund for use in case of emergency.
moves.”                                            which was one-third completed — work,
    Some of the non-profit agency’s right          Hamerslough said it would have done so.
moves are currently in place.                          “But the bottom line is Boundary
Hamerslough said the SCAA’s board of               County cannot sustain a 9,000-square-foot
directors has started working on a five-           shelter,” she added. “Where would we
year statistical plan, which is almost             have obtained those funds? We operate
completed. It is also formulating a five-          and exist on small grants, sales from our
year business plan as well.                        thrift store, dues from our members and
    “We have blueprints and conceptual             philanthropy. Seeing how the shelter
drawings for the design of a new shelter,”         operated over the past five years, we saw
she said. “It still needs to be altered a little   what it would take financially. We have
bit, but we’re real excited about it.”             to become accountable, and we expect the
    Modeled after a privately-owned                public to hold us accountable.”
boarding kennel for dogs, Hamerslough                  Hamerslough also said no time limit
said the facility’s overall design and             has been placed on securing property for
concept is exceptionally sound, efficient          the new animal shelter.
and well-planned.                                      “The board’s immediate goal is that
    “The Reno facility we have been                Boundary County needs a shelter,” she
looking at is phenomenal,” she said. “The          added. “We’re going to provide an
owners researched it for 10 years before           excellent shelter here, and we’re going to
they had it built. It’s not only a very safe       do it right.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008

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                                            AS SWEET AS IT GETS FOR SWEET                                                                 Company and Yoke’s Market in
                                                                                                                                                                                           to a 40-gallon batch. It’s not as easy as it

                                            MOUNTAIN DRESSINGS                                                                                “BTC has been simply great to me,
                                                                                                                                          and so has Yoke’s,” says Sweet. “I can’t
                                                                                                                                               say enough good things about both
                                                                                                                                                                                               Like scores of small businesses hit by
                                                                                                                                                                                           rising prices, Sweet Mountain Dressings
                                                                                                                                                                                           has also experienced economic
                                                                                                                                               of them.”                                   hardships. When the company was
                                                                                                                                                   In his FDA-approved food                producing 150 gallons of dressing per
                                                                                                                                               processing plant behind his home —          month, the cost of mayonnaise suddenly
                                                                                                                                               which 30 years ago operated as the          skyrocketed.
                                                                                                                                               Golden Dragon restaurant that his               “The price jumped from 52 cents to
                                                                                                                                               parents ran — Sweet is busy                 over $1 per pound,” says Sweet. “A 30-
                                                                                                                                               blending mayonnaise, yogurt,                pound case of mayonnaise went up $4 in
                                                                                                                                               buttermilk and other ingredients            a week. It was a tough one to swallow.”
                                                                                                                                               into a paddle mixer. Hours before he            Still, Sweet’s loyal following has
                                                                                                                                               began, he fastened Sweet Mountain           continued to support him. Customers
                                                                                                                                               Dressing labels to hundreds of glass        from Coeur d’Alene and other cities,
                                                                                                                                               jars.                                       who purchased his dressings in Bonners
                                                                                                                                                   “It’s not like throwing around          Ferry or Sandpoint call him, wanting to
                                                                                                                                               180-pound hay bales like I was used         know when stores in their area will be
                                                                                                                                               to, but it’s still labor intensive,” says   carrying his product.
                                                                                                                                               Sweet. “But I knew the timber                   “It’s coming,” says Sweet. “It’s just a
                                                                                                                                               industry was in trouble, and I was          matter of time.”
                                                                                                                                               looking for another way to earn a
                                                                                                                                               company —
                                                                                                                                               which was
                                                                                                                                               Blake’s Old
                                                                                                                                               Dressing —
                                                                                                                                               was owned
                                                                                                                                               by a pair of
                                                              Phillip Sweet of Sweet Mountain Dressings labeling glass containers              Boundary
                                                                   for batches of salad dressings he sells to area supermarkets.             County
                                            Bonners Ferry Salad Dressing Maker              Boundary County who lives on the                 entrepreneurs,
                                            Tapping Into Local Market                       family’s 180-acre farm where his parents      Dick Black and
                                            By R.J. Cohn                                    and grandparents still live. “I’ve received   George
                                                Surrounded by the thick smells of           nothing but compliments. It’s a good          Liverance. After
                                            cumin and dill, yogurt, buttermilk and          feeling to know what you’re doing             they        passed
                                            vinegar, work for Phillip Sweet couldn’t        everyday is being recognized by others.”      away,        Sweet
                                            be any sweeter.                                     Since Sweet purchased the company,        purchased        the
                                                The Bonners Ferry salad maker who           praise for his dressings has been coming      business       from
                                            owns L & B Holding, Inc. — which                in from around the Inland Northwest.          Liverance’s
                                            operates as Sweet Mountain Dressings            Once customers try it, he says they call      widow.
                                            just east of Three Mile — is mixing a 40-       and ask when Sweet Mountain Dressings             “Dick was a
                                            gallon run of ranch dressing, his top           will be in their area markets.                chef all his life,”
                                            seller of four salad dressings Sweet has            “I’m working on it,” says Sweet, who      says Sweet. “He
                                            been making since he purchased the              had been a logger and farmer for more         developed and
                                            company three years ago.                        than half of his life.                        perfected
                                                Sweet is slowly finding a niche in the          But mostly what Sweet is working on       outstanding salad
                                            competitive salad dressing industry.            throughout the day is producing close to      dressing recipes
                                                “The feedback I’ve received from            85 gallons of blue cheese, ranch,             and knew how to
                                            customers who are buying Sweet                  Thousand Island and vinaigrette               keep the taste
                                            Mountain Dressings has really been              dressings per month in 13- and 25-ounce       intact when going
                                            terrific,” says Sweet, a native of              glass containers for Boundary Trading         from a one-gallon
Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                      Page 5
                               OBITUARIES                                                             SENIOR COMPANIONS TO HOST
JoAnn Neumayer
(February 6, 1937 - August 20, 2008)
                                              her parents’ chose Bonners Ferry and
                                              JoAnn boarded with Mrs. Gudbar who
                                                                                                         SPAGHETTI FEED, RAFFLE
                                              lived near the old St. Ann’s Catholic             The Senior Companions of Boundary County will present ‘Reach Out and
                                              Church.                                        Touch Someone ‘ from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Boundary County Fairgrounds.
                                                  JoAnn Deyoe and Jim Neumayer                  Come enjoy some good old-fashioned food and entertainment as the
                                              met while going to Bonners Ferry High          community pays tribute to our seniors, senior companions, as well as introducing
                                              School, a year after they graduated they       some partner outreaches and programs.
                                              were married in the old St. Ann’s                 Dig into some delicious spaghetti and lend an ear to the entertainment MC’d
                                              Catholic Church on April 14, 1956.             by our own Roger Frazier. Other performing artists will be Alliance and Nancy
                                                  She served on St. Ann’s Altar Society      Meadows.
                                              and on the Board of the Panhandle                 Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for kids 6 through 12. Seniors 60 and older are
                                              Health Department. She worked for              free. Stick around for the raffle at 3 p.m.
                                              many years as a cook at the Rocky
                                              Mountain Academy and the Boulder
                                              Academy. JoAnn also cooked for the
                                                                                            PERCENTAGE OF UNINSURED IDAHOANS
    JoAnn Neumayer (71) passed away
on August 20, 2008 at her home near
                                              forest service.
                                                  JoAnn was an artist and her passions
                                                                                                The proportion of Idahoans without      their part-timers in 2007, down from 19
Bonners Ferry, Idaho. A vigil service         in life included; painting, gardening,
                                                                                            health insurance remained essentially       percent in 2005 and 27 percent in 2002.
was held at 7:00 pm on Monday, August         cooking and baking, playing cards, and
                                                                                            unchanged between 2004-2005 and                 The census report pointed out that
25, 2008 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. A      her family and friends. She especially
                                                                                            2006-2007 even though employers             25 percent of Idahoans had some form
Mass of Christian Burial was held on          loved Christmas and began getting
                                                                                            reported scaling back their offers of       of government health coverage in 2007
11:00 am Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at St.      ready for the next year’s Christmas on
                                                                                            health benefits to their workers.           – Medicaid, Medicare or the military
Ann’s Catholic Church. Interment              the first shopping day after Christmas.
                                                  JoAnn is survived by her husband,             A new Census Bureau report issued       program – and 10 percent of people
followed in the Grandview Cemetery in
                                              Jim and their children Joseph, Jeffery,       Aug. 26 estimated that 14.6 percent of      under 65 purchased their own medical
Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
                                              Jennifer, Jerry, John, Jill and Jim Jr. and   Idahoans     were      without     health   insurance.
    JoAnn Deyoe Neumayer was born in
                                              their spouses. The family included 19         insurance in 2006-2007 compared to an           The Census Bureau also estimated
Allenville, Wisconsin on Feb. 6, 1937.
                                              grandchildren and 6 great grand-              estimated 14.7 percent in 2004-2005. The    the poverty rate for 2006-2007 at 9.7
She was the second daughter of Joseph
                                              children. She is also survived by her         report found the difference between the     percent, not significantly lower than the
Roger and Vivian Ruth Deyoe, her sister
                                              sister Bonnie Sethre and her husband          two periods statistically insignificant.    rate for 2004-2005. The period covered
Veronica (Bonnie) was born two years
                                              and their three daughters and their               Idaho bucked the trend as 32 states     by the report was one of the most
                                              spouses and children. JoAnn had many          posted increases in percentages of          expansive for the Idaho economy in
    In 1951, the family sold their home in
                                              cousins in the Deyoe and the Peck             people without health insurance.            decades.
Wisconsin, bought a trailer, and moved
                                              families including her cousins Jayne          Nationally, the proportion of uninsured         But household income, according to
to St. Regis, Montana where Joseph
                                              Deyoe and Charlotte Janezche.                 people rose from 15.1 percent to 15.5       the report, rose just 1.1 percent, barely
joined his brother Clifford and worked
                                                                                            percent.                                    half of the national increase of 2 percent.
as a welder for Bear and Creek
Construction Company. From St. Regis          Crystal Pearl Baker                               Holding the rate of uninsured           The Census Bureau estimated median
the families moved with the                   (July 28, 1916 - August 20, 2008)             steady over the period coincided with       household income at $48,354, up from
construction company to jobs in Noxon             Crystal Peal Baker (92) passed away       the findings of the biennial 2007 Idaho     an inflation-adjusted $47,805 in 2004-
and Yaak, Montana.                            on August 20, 2008 at the Boundary            Fringe     Benefits    Survey      where    2005.
    The school in Yaak only went to the       County Nursing Home in Bonners                employers reported they cut back                That means half the households had
eighth grade and the families in the          Ferry, Idaho. Private services were held      health care benefits for the second         higher incomes, and half had lower.
valley either sent their children to Libby,   with interment in the Porthill Cemetery,      straight time.                                  This figure differs from the average
Montana or Bonners Ferry. JoAnn and           Porthill, Idaho.                                  Idaho’s 2007 survey of 1,500            annual wage because it includes
                                                                                            randomly selected employers found           multiple wage-earners in a single
                                                                                            only 63 percent offered some form of        household as well as unearned income
                                                                                            health care coverage to full-time           such as investment returns, pensions
                                                                                            employees - down from 74 percent in         and Social Security payments.
                                                                                            2005 and 82 percent in 2002.                    While Idaho’s average annual wage
                                                                                                Part-time workers were hit just as      ranks 45 among the states, its median
                                                                                            hard. Employers reported offering           household income for 2006-2007 ranked
                                                                                            medical coverage to only 9 percent of       28th nationally.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008
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                                            NEW CONCRETE FLOOR PROPOSED                                                                                MOYIE SHRINE CLUB RAFFLES
                                            FOR CITY POOL                                                                                                 BENEFIT CHILDREN
                                            $45K Replacement Would Give                      “I think it’s a very good idea, and              The Moyie
                                            Pool Longer Service                          I’m for it,” said councilman David Gray.         Shrine Club
                                            By R.J. Cohn                                     But installing a new concrete pool           had very
                                                Battling severe leakage problems for     floor won’t come cheap. Woodward                 successful
                                            years, a plan to extend the life of          said Bonners Ferry Builders has                  booths at the
                                            Bonners Ferry’s 70-year-old city pool by     provided a $45,000 budgetary cost for            Boundary
                                            installing a new concrete floor received     floor removal and replacement.                   County Fair
                                            a green light from city officials.               “The 15-year warranty on the pool            raising money
                                                Instead of replacing the pool’s floor    liner system indicates they will have a          for the Shrine
                                            with a liner system costing close to         shorter life than a concrete floor,” he          Hospital for
                                            $50,000, the city’s pool consultant said     said. “The yearly maintenance costs              Children,
                                            he feels a concrete floor would provide      would also be greatly reduced with a             thanks to the
                                            twice the service-life and a cheaper         concrete floor.”                                 generosity of
                                            annual cost to maintain it.                      Last year, 20,000 gallons of water           the sponsors
                                                “It’s my opinion that a concrete         seeped out of the pool’s isolation joints.       that provided
                                            repair will serve the city better,” former   Saddled for years with a litany of               prizes for the
                                            city administrator Mike Woodward said        repairs and structural problems, the city        raffle and to
                                            in a memo to the city. “Maintenance          spent $18,000 this summer replacing the                         Judy Dirks and Chet Brown, two of the winners of the Moyie Shrine Club raffle.
                                                                                                                                          those fair
                                            over time should be less with repaired       pool’s antiquated filter. Two years ago,         attendees who purchased tickets and food.
                                            concrete. Some liners may perform            officials were batting around the idea of
                                            poorly due to movement in our winter         constructing another pool.                                                The winners of the raffle were:
                                            exposure and freeze-thaw cycling.”               But Woodward’s recommendation                  • Audrey Woznick, a $500 gas card donated by Heavenly Helping Hands
                                                Bonners Ferry City Council agreed        — which calls for replacing the pool’s              Foundation
                                            and unanimously adopted a motion for         floor with a new, reinforced cast-in-              • Rock MacArthur, a $500 gas card donated by Heavenly Helping Hands
                                            the cement floor replacement.                place concrete floor complete with                  Foundation
                                                                                                                  jointing      and         • Brian Rowell, $100 gas card donated by South Hill Conoco
                                                                                                                  waterstop                 • Bob Spalding, $50 gas card donated by Three Mile Exxon
                                                                                                                  around         the        • David Wall, half a beef donated by Foust Logging and Sugar Plum Floral
                                                                                                                  pool’s drain —            • Judy Dirks, half a beef donated by Foust Logging and Sugar Plum Floral
                                                                                                                  provides the city         • Mary Ann Dinning, half a hog donated by Panhandle State Bank
                                                                                                                  with a workable
                                                                                                                                            • Chet Brown, half a hog donated by Panhandle State Bank
                                                                                                                                            • Leland Erickson, half a hog donated by Mountain West Bank
                                                                                                                      “I feel the
                                                                                                                                            • Jim Wilson, half a hog donated by Mountain West Bank
                                                                                                                  city’s problems
                                                                                                                                            • Audrey Woznick, half a hog, donated by Pace-Kerby
                                                                                                                  are primarily in
                                                                                                                                            • Mike Mettler, half a hog donated by Pace-Kerby
                                                                                                                  the floor and
                                                                                                                  floor-wall joint,”        • Russell Newell, half a hog donated by Pace-Kerby
                                                                                                                  he said in his            • Randy Curry, half a hog donated by Pace-Kerby
                                                                                                                  memo. “If a
                                                                                                                  concrete floor
                                                                                                                  replacement is
                                                                                                                  made and some
                                                                                                                                                                     LETTERS & OPINION
                                                                                                                  leakage          is   Volunteers Are Community Treasures                 following: Our sponsors for the candy
                                                                                                                  identified      as                                                       booth, Moyie Springs Store and Jill’s Café.
                                                                                                                                            The Boundary County Fair is a venue
                                                                                                                  remaining in the                                                         Sponsoring the raffle booth were Dr. Ernie
                                                                                                                                        that truly brings out community pride.
                                                                                                                  walls, leakage
                                                                                                                                        From the barns filled with animals and             and Carol Lucero and Everhart Logging.
                                                                                                                  could be located
                                                                                                                                        their prideful owners, displays of one’s           Also Norm Meindle, Ken McMann, Jim
                                                                                                                  and      repaired
                                                                                                                  subsequently at       talents, vendors and booths filled with            Thompson, Kathy Runyan, Martha
                                                                                                                  a much reduced        volunteers who give so much during this            Morrill, Darlene Miller, Charlene Wells,
                                                                                                                  maintenance           community event.                                   Deb Wittaker, Annette Carrick, Larraine
                                                                                                                  scope of work.            The Boundary County’s Fair Board               Droptiny, Sue Lombard, Tammy Edge,
                                                                                                                  The walls don’t       did a wonderful job the entire week                Janis Kerby, Penena Curtiss, Jerry
                                                                                                                  seem to be the        keeping things flowing and our hats are            Jimenez, Laurie Edgreen, Charla-Jo
                                                                                                                  problem since         off to Roy Krohmer for his uplifting smile         Spradlin, Angela Baker, Lyle Harden,
                                                                                                                  they are in fair      no matter where you saw him or how                 Didier Balcoen, Petra Timmermans, Dee
                                                                                                                  condition and         hard he was working.                               Anna Stockdale, Ashley Christopherson,
                                                                                                                  stable       over                                                        Alyssa Truppe, Jaiden Guthrie, Elden
                                                                                                                                            Thank you to all the volunteers and
                                                                                                                  time.”                                                                   Koon, Ellen Gatchell, Georgia Ziegwied,
                                                                                                                                        those who visited the Fry Healthcare
                                                                                                                                                                                           Shirley Estabrooks, Joyce Billingsley,
Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                        Foundation, Festival of Trees candy and
                                                                                                                                        raffle booths. I would like to thank the           Sharon Wilson, Barb Mohler, Nina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Heeman, Mary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dufur,        Reba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Darling, Karen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Spurgeon, Nita
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hilliard, Leonard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   volunteers     are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   truly treasured.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kramer was the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   winner of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   home spa basket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   that was selected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   on        Saturday
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                               EDITORIAL ~ The Little Red Hen Could Have Learned From Bonners Ferry
                         We have never       fable might have been written if                around. Since 2001, her summers have           live nativity enactments and chestnuts
                        been a big fan of    Bonners Ferry’s Lillie Blackwell and            been pegged around organizing the              roasting in Georgia Mae Plaza, Ms.
                         the Little Red      Helen Chase were pecking around in              Festival’s events, lining up Christmas         Chase is trying to round up volunteers
                           Hen.              the henhouse.                                   tree and wreath sponsors, box raffles,         and donations to put on a rousing old-
                               Lacking in        How we see the bigger picture in            decorating, along with turning into a          fashioned      Christmas       for     the
                            serious          this century-old tale is there might have       one-woman public relations firm with a         community she loves, one that will
                            organizational   been a lot of clucking in the old               smile as big a harvest moon.                   benefit in both yuletide spirit and in
                            skills,    the   barnyard with lists of community                    This year, she has been so committed       holiday shoppers.
                            workerbee        meetings, volunteer signups and                 to planning the Festival with funds                “If every downtown merchant
                           hen immort-       businesses to solicit pinned to the side        earmarked for purchasing new pediatric         donates $75 and people volunteer to
                          alized in the      of the henhouse if Ms. Blackwell and            equipment for Boundary Community               make this happen, this could really be
                         classic     fable   Ms. Chase were running the show.                Hospital that she was unable to attend         a tremendously successful festival for
                       extolling       the       Why we are trumpeting our horn for          her granddaughter’s wedding.                   our little community,” says Ms. Chase.
                   virtues of hard work      these ‘Women of Winter’ is just this:               Why does she do this year after year?          This is, of course, similar to what
 was also a pretty lousy communicator.       While the majority of us are hosting            Just listen: “I want to contribute to this     the Little Red Hen was cackling about
     The good little hen couldn’t come       barbecues, family events and camping            community and make it great. What the          when she found a grain of wheat in a
 up with a plan or form committees to        trips in the final days of summer, both         Fry Foundation gives BCH through the           field that needed to be planted, cut,
 rally the henhouse gang behind her.         Ms. Blackwell and Ms. Chase have been           Festival of Trees takes my breath away.        threshed, milled, ground into flour and
 And in the end, she wound up doing          planning Christmas festivals and                And if that means it takes summers to          eventually baked into a loaf of bread.
 everything herself, even eating the         fundraisers throughout the summer               make this happen, I’m fine with it.                Unfortunately, nobody wanted to
 bread she couldn’t convince a soul to       months that will directly benefit the           Whatever it takes.”                            help her until the bread was ready to
 help her make in the first place.           Bonners Ferry community.                            Then there is Helen Chase, who co-         be eaten.
     In our view, that’s hardly inspiring.       Consider what Ms. Blackwell has             owns ‘Tucked Away’ with her daughter.              In our view, it’s time to rewrite this
 It’s doubtful the Little Red Hen could      been doing for the last seven years: The        Relatively new to the community, Ms.           story by inserting volunteerism into the
 have landed a job as a motivational         Director of the Festival of Trees — who         Chase has taken on the colossal project        narrative. It’s what makes strong
 speaker in the off-season.                  last year helped raise $45,000 for the Fry      of organizing the Christmas Festival in        communities work.
     Though we applaud the concept of        Healthcare Foundation — has her                 downtown Bonners Ferry the likes of                                    R.J. Cohn, Editor
 reaping rewards from one’s hard             committees and committee chair-                 which she hopes will be a Christmas                   
 work, we can only wonder how this           persons organized when January rolls            festival like no other. From hayrides to

                                                                         LETTERS Continued...
evening during the family night event.       growth: A far greater empowerment to            however, for seeing at least that there is a   would please contact me, I would appre-
                        Lillie Blackwell     the people of Idaho and other states than       problem.                                       ciate it. I can be reached at 267-0677. This
              Festival of Trees Director     bringing oil from the far-off arctic 10 years      Hoping for a sane future.                   just sickens me and we need to seriously
                                             from now, or further endangering                                             Karl F. Heiss     punish the people who would desecrate
Kudos to Suzanne Lublin                      humanity and our planet by accepting                                                           such a place of honor. Mike Ashby and
    Thanks to Suzanne Lublin at Naples       dirty nuclear.                                  Reward For Desecration Increased               others have worked so hard to ensure that
Gallery for the extraordinary work she           Don’t patronize the populace; we have       Regarding the story, ‘Vandals Desecrate        our Veterans and service men and
put into the Art Faire this Aug. 22-23 in    the moral and psychological stamina to          Bonners Ferry Veterans’ Monument,’ I           women are shown the appreciation they
Naples. As an attendant at the Art Faire,    kick the oil habit if we are given a            would like to add to the reward and I          so deserve. I hope the city police can find
Davey’s Upholstery raffled off a custom-     chance. Your stance is completely               challenge others to do the same. If the per-   the person(s) who committed this crime.
built ottoman, and the winner was Karen      rhetorical to many of us. Thank you,            son collecting funds for this reward                                    ~ Rhonda K. Vogl
Watkins of Bonners Ferry. Thanks to
many friends and customers that
visited our booth and bought tickets
and purchased items at the faire at
different booths. A great day it was.
                          Stan Davey

An Open Letter to
Congressman Bill Sali
    Rising gas prices have sparked an
invigorating debate, and healthy
interest in public transportation,
alternative energies (not oil and gas)
as well as a needed desire to

                                                                                                                                                                                           Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008
conserve. Here in our small Idaho
town people have taken it upon
themselves to start riding their bicycle
more, drive less... and talk is of hybrid
cars and electric vehicles! This would
have been previously unheard of here
— prior to high gas prices.
    You, Bill, and our other politicians,
need to stop pandering to the oil
companies and start making them
help pay for alternative energy/
transportation development. The
stalwart citizens of Idaho are up to the
challenge of a new and interesting
future if you give them a
chance. Farmers here locally are
willing to pitch in on local bio fuel
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                                                         WORKING IT OUT WITH IDAHO                                                            NEW TEACHERS IN BOUNDARY COUNTY
                                                            COMMERCE & LABOR
                                                   Each week, the Boundary County
                                                                                                                                              Jennifer Midini taught both high
                                                                                                                                                school and middle school ESL for
                                                                                                                                                                                       Pam Sanford taught self-contained
                                                                                                                                                                                         special education in Washington
                                                                                               completed at the time you file the               many years in South Florida. She         and will be teaching special
                                               Digest will present a question-and-             claim. To qualify you must have                  will be teaching ESL and migrant         education at the high school.
                                               answer article from the Bonners Ferry           earned at least $1,508 in one quarter            education.                             Andy Rice was raised in Bonners
                                               Department of Labor on work-related             and have total base period wages that          Sharon Cox grew up in Idaho, spent         Ferry,    graduated      from    the
                                               issues. For more information, the office        equal or exceed one and a quarter                eleven years teaching in Kodiak,         University of Idaho, and will be
                                               can be reached at 267-4604. — Editor            times the wages you were paid in the             Alaska, taught and retired from a        teaching 7th and 8th grade Math
                                                                                               highest quarter, the quarter in which            school district in Oregon, then          Intervention and library.
                                             Dear Working It Out:                              you were paid the most money.                    moved to Sandpoint. She is ready to    Jim Pannell has taught and
                                                 I’ve been working for six months at my            In your situation, if you worked for         get back to the classroom and will       supervised across the country at a
                                             last job and have just been laid off. I’ve been   another employer during the base                 be teaching math.                        variety of schools for at-risk teens
                                             told that I’m not monetarily eligible for         period you may have missing wages,             Josh Knaggs is from Sandpoint and          and will be teaching special
                                             unemployment. I would like to know why            wages in another state, or worked in             attended the University of Idaho. As     education at the high school.
                                             not?                                              employment that is not covered by the            a first year teacher, he will be       Michelle Woods is from Kansas
                                                                       ~ Meager Wages          Unemployment Insurance program.                  teaching art.                            where she taught school, then
                                             Dear Meager Wages:                                To find this out please, visit your local      Ryan Gillespie attended both the           moved to North Carolina where she
                                                 As is the case in most circumstances, we                                                       University of Illinois and Illinois      continued to teach. She then took 10
                                                                                               Idaho Department of Labor office and
                                             may not come to an accurate conclusion                                                             State, has lived in Colorado, and        years off to raise her own family
                                                                                               they can help you determine why you
                                                                                                                                                will be teaching high school math.       and has recently moved her family
                                             without all the facts being known. With this      may or may not monetarily qualify. On          Lisa Naccarato grew up in Priest           to Boundary County where she will
                                             in mind, we need to look at several things.       the other hand, if this is your first job        River, attended the University of        teach kindergarten and CSR.
                                                 In order to qualify for Unemployment          and you have no other wages, Idaho               Idaho and will be teaching social      Angie Schnuerle was raised in
                                             Insurance in Idaho, a person must meet            Department of Labor can assist you in            studies and English.                     Bonners Ferry, taught in Alaska for
                                             some personal guidelines and you must             finding other work.                            Megan Havercroft grew up in                eight years, and will be teaching
                                             meet monetary guidelines. Today I will                This information is brought to you           Rathdrum, will be teaching social        kindergarten and Title 1.
                                             answer questions related to the monetary          by Bonners Ferry Idaho Department of             studies and coaching girls softball.
                                             guidelines.                                       Labor. If you have a question for
                                                 Your claim is based on earnings in a          Working It Out, please send it by email
                                             one-year period known as the base                 to,
                                             period. This base period is established           Fax: 208-267-3797, or mail to 6541 Main
                                             at the time you file for Unemployment             St., Bonners Ferry, ID 83805. You can
                                             Benefits and is made up of the first four         also visit us on the web at:
                                             of the last five calendar quarters      

                                            POTTERY, PAINTING WORKSHOPS SET FOR
                                                Bonners Ferry artist Diana Moses               how Diana Botkin uses pastel. Morning
                                            Botkin will be conducting clay pottery             instruction will be indoors with still-life.
                                            and a pastel painting workshops on Sept.           Afternoon demos & class will be outside,
                                            6 and Sept. 27 at the Naples Gallery. She          weather permitting.
                                            will provide helpful instruction in a                  Saturday workshops run from 10:30
                                            relaxing atmosphere.                               a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuition is $45, and includes
                                                Class sizes will be limited. In addition       lunch. Clay workshop materials fee $10.
                                            to healthy lunches, live demonstrations            Pastel class materials fee $15 (or bring
                                            and personalized attention will also be            your own). Pre-enrollment and tuition
                                            provided to help develop skills.                   deposit are required to secure your spot
                                            Clay Pottery Fun: Saturday, Sept. 6. All           in class,
                                            skill levels, ages 10 & over.                          Call Suzanne at Naples Gallery at 267-
                                            Participants will be shown how to make             6575 for questions, pastel supply list and
                                            hand-built pots. Naples Gallery owner              to enroll.
                                            Suzanne Lublin will fire the creations after
                                            they dry.
                                                Pastel Painting Fun: Saturday, Sept.
                                            27. All skill levels, ages 14 & over.
                                            Participants will be shown live
                                            demonstrations, with explanations on
Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                            Page 9
By R.J. Cohn                                 years ago, King has honed the
    At 92 years of age, Hartley King has     technique of intarsia, which was
amassed a body of work of wood               originally believed to have developed
inlaying and intarsia carvings over the      in the Islamic world before it was later
last decade that could fill an exhibit       perfected in northern Italy during the
hall.                                        fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
    Instead, the Porthill native born in         By selecting different types of wood,
1916 has close to 75 pieces of his           King uses natural grain patterns and
intricate woodwork depicting north           colors to create the different colors in a
Idaho wildlife, Native Americans,            pattern. He individually cuts each piece
landscape settings — along with inlaid       of wood, shapes and sands them before
boxes — in every room throughout his         fitting them together like a jigsaw
house in the old Eatonville section of       puzzle. He’ll then glue them to a piece
Bonners Ferry.                               of plywood backing cut to the shape of
    Priced from $25 to $100, King winds      the picture.
up giving most of it away to friends and         Sometimes he’ll use additional
family.                                      pieces of plywood to raise areas of the
    “Seems fitting,” he says.                pattern to create more depth before
                                                                                                              Harley King puts finishing touches on one of his intarsia carvings.
    What is also uniquely fitting is how     applying a final layer of finish. King’s
King fits together varied shapes, sizes      labor-intensive projects take him about        stacks of intarsia patterns and went at it.          birch.
and species of softwoods to create an        three days to complete.                           “I always fooled around working                      “I’m looking for different kinds of
almost 3-D inlaid, mosaic-like picture in        “Sometimes a pattern will call for         with wood,” he says. “Put together a                 color softwoods carry,” he says. “That’s
his shop in the basement of his Arizona      maybe 100 little pieces to be cut,” says       burl table or two once. At 92, I figure              what softwoods got going for them.
Street home. It’s something he says          King, who worked in the timber                 you got the time to fool around with                 When they get good and wet, they start
requires a great deal of patience.           industry throughout Oregon most of his         wood, though I don’t suppose a lot of                looking real nice. Picked up a whole
    “I have a lot of that,” he says. “Lots   life. “I fooled around a little bit with       92-years-olds are doing this or are even             bunch lying in a puddle awhile back
of things I don’t have too much              inlaid projects for a couple years so I sort   around, for that matter.”                            and can’t wait until I start using them.
patience for. But when it comes to this,     of knew what I getting into with intarsia,        King works mostly with western                    They’re going to make some real nice
I seem to have a whole bunch.”               which is kind of like a rough inlay.”          cedar, but occasionally mixes it with                projects.”
    For man who only began wood-                 It wasn’t until after he retired that      what he calls blue pine (white pine in                  Hartley King can be reached at
working on a regular daily basis 10          King set up a shop with two saws,              the first stages of rotting) and some                267-7319.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008
                                                                                                 ITS YOUR HEALTH...
Page 10

                                                                                                     OFFERS COURSE                              at the Olympic Games.
                                                                                                                                                    Thompson        said      the
                                                                                                     ON MENTAL ILLNESS                          instrument her office is now
                                                                                                                                                using was one of the main
                                                                                                                                                reasons for the Russian             By Gini Woodward
                                                                                                                                                athletes’      success.      The       Family to Family, a 12-week course
                                                                                                                                                technology allows Thompson          for family and friends of individuals
                                                                                                                                                to examine a patient’s nervous      with mental illness, is being offered by
                                                                                                                                                system’s ability to adapt to        the Far North Chapter of National
                                                                                                                                                physiological stress and find       Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
                                                                                                                                                out if the patient’s nervous           The course, taught by trained family
                                                                                                                                                system is functioning normally.     members, begins Sept. 16 in the Bonner
                                                                                                                                                    “The instrument, called a       General Hospital Classroom from 6
                                                                                                                                                Heart      Rate       Variability   p.m.-8:30 p.m. All instruction and
                                                                                                                                                Instrument, can pick up on          course materials are free to class
                                                                                                                                                deep-seated hidden stressors        participants.
                                                                                                                                                on a nervous system that               The NAMI-sponsored program
                                                                                                                                                would         normally         go   presents current information about
                                                                                                                                                undetected,” said Thompson.         schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic
                                                                                                                                                “If problems are found and          depression), panic disorder, obsessive-
                                                                                                                                                identified, they can often be       compulsive      disorder,      borderline
                                                                                                                                                easily and safely handled with      personality disorder, and co-occurring
                                                                                                                                                natural               nutritional   brain disorders and addictive disorders.
                                                                                                                                                recommendations. It’s nice to       Each class focuses on a subject,
                                                                                                                                                have an instrument like this        including up-to-date information about
                                                                                                                                                that can alert us early on that a   medications,      understanding        the
                                                                        Cathy Thompson and Kate Bennett of Bonners Ferry’s                       condition may exist which can      mentally ill relative, problem solving,
                                                                 Natural Health Improvement with Heart Rate Variability Instrument.
                                                                                                                                                 be remedied before it develops     and communication.
                                               Health     coach   and     nutrition         physical performance.
                                                                                                                                      into a full blown physical ailment. If a         In addition, family members learn
                                            practitioner Cathy Thompson is using a             The technology was originally
                                                                                                                                      patient already has physical symptoms,        techniques for self care, strategies for
                                            painless and accurate test to discover          developed in Russia in the 1970s in an
                                                                                                                                      the instrument can often show us the          handling crisis and relapse, and receive
                                            previously hidden problems that may             era when Russian Olympic athletes
                                                                                                                                      underlying reason for the problem.”           guidance on locating appropriate
                                            be interfering with health and peak             were winning most of the gold medals
                                                                                                                                          Thompson’s practice, Natural Health       supports and services within the
                                                                                                                                      Improvement, is located in the Thompson       community. Finally, family members
                                                                                                                                      Chiropractic Center, 6737-B Cody S. in        are informed about advocacy initiatives
                                                                                                                                      Bonners Ferry. She can be reached by          designed to improve and expand
                                                                                                                                      calling (208) 267-2225 or (208) 755-8713.     services.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Nationwide, over 115,000 family
                                                                                                                                                                                    members have graduated from the
                                                                                                                                                                                    Family to Family program. It was
                                                                                                                                                                                    offered in Bonner and Boundary
                                                                                                                                                                                    counties for the first time last year.
                                                                                                                                                                                       The class is limited in size and fills
                                                                                                                                                                                    quickly. Please register by phone with
                                                                                                                                                                                    Donna Brosh 263-0822 or Gini
                                                                                                                                                                                    Woodward 267-5638. To learn more
                                                                                                                                                                                    about NAMI visit
                                                                                                                                                                                       The local chapter, NAMI Far North,
                                                                                                                                                                                    meets the third Wednesday of each
                                                                                                                                                                                    month from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Bonner
                                                                                                                                                                                    General Hospital classroom. A brief
                                                                                                                                                                                    business meeting is followed by a
Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                    speaker program and support groups.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Anyone with mental illness concerns is
                                                                                                                                                                                    invited to attend.
LETTER FROM MARIA LA BARBERA                                                              BONNERS FERRY WELCOMES NEW DOCTOR

                                                                                                                                                                                          Page 11
    Med Cure is an organization created          Presently, this organization is doing    Spokane Physician Relocates
to assist medical researchers and            research on the following diseases:          To Boundary County
educators within the United States find      Alzheimer’s, ALS, Arthritis, Diabetes,       By Kathryn Star Heart
cures and causes for many debilitating       Heart Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis,              “The best thing about Bonners Ferry
diseases. Their mission is to assist         Parkinson’s disease, Osteoporosis and        is that the people here are friendly and
families with the option to donate at no     Cancer.      Med Cure supports the           reach out,” said Dr. Susan Ashley,
cost to them.                                education of diseases and universities       Boundary County’s newest physician.
    There are NO costs associated with       and medical schools.                         “I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the
donation.     Through the donation               By donating to medical research and      people.”
process, Med Cure provides trans-            education, you can help find cures for           Relocating from Spokane, Wash.
portation from the place of death            genetic diseases that affect our children    after 14 years in private practice, Ashley
anywhere in the United States, filing        and future generations. A generous gift      joined the staff at Kaniksu Health
and processing of the death certificate as   rests in the hope that there is a chance     Services       in    November,       2007.
well as providing the family two             to better the lives of others. Science and   Specializing in family medicine, Ashley
certified copies of that certificate,        research takes a piece of you – whether      enjoys taking care of the entire family.
cremation at no cost, return of the          your skin, your bone, brain or heart –           “Family medicine involves a bit of
cremated remains to the family if            and shapes the future of those who can       everything,” she said.
requested, and 24 hour assistance. This      be given a second chance. Perhaps a              Ashley specifically chose Kaniksu
entire process takes approximately           cure will be found so that some don’t        Health Services after she experienced
three weeks.                                 have to lose their loved ones and even       such a positive experience working
    Med Cure provides organs and             beat the diseases.                           there for six weeks last summer.
tissues to multiple leading researchers          Almost anyone can donate a body              “It fit perfectly with what I wanted
and educators. The many studies              for education and research.            The   to do,” she said.                              Dr. Susan Ashley joins Kaniksu Health Services
conducted are identifying dangerous          exception would be those infected with           “I was tired of the business aspect of   Bonners Ferry has to offer, such as a
medication interactions, improving           HIV or Hepatitis B or C, active              private practice and working in a            strong 4-H program and the four-day
surgical procedures and development          tuberculosis and the severely obese.         community health center freed me up          school week.
of new procedures, reducing the                  Please contact Med Cure toll free at     from that,” she said.                            “I enjoy my work and love taking
duration of operations, scarring, patient    1-866-560-2525.                                  She and her husband had previously       care of patients,” Ashley said. “I want to
recovery and chances for infection, as           Consider a donation.                     driven through Bonners Ferry and             care about my patients as people, and
well as development of new and                   Maria La Barbera                         thoroughly enjoyed the community.            enjoy getting to know them on a
improved medical devices and the                 Naples                                   Last fall they moved here with their two     different level. As a physician, I am in a
discovery of new medicines.                                                               daughters, ages two and nine, and are        unique position to help people.”
                                                                                          excited about the positive attributes

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                                            BADGER BOYS FALL TO MOSCOW IN SOCCER OPENER                                                                                                    BELOW: Miguell Mendes takes a shot on goal while two Moscow
                                                                                                                                                                                              players try to disrupt during the Badgers’ season opener.
                                            Badgers Regroup in Second Half, Score                  adjusted and handled themselves
                                            Twice in 6-2 Loss                                      in the game,” he said.
                                            By David Brinkman                                          The Bears scored four times in
                                                The first test for the young Bonners               the second, half using a
                                            Ferry boys’ soccer season left Badger                  combination of headers and
                                            soccer coach Wayne Wilkerson pleased                   misdirection to get past the
                                            with the progress his team made.                       Badgers. Bonners’ offensive players
                                            Though the Badgers fell 6-2 to the                     Miguel Mendes, Wilkerson and
                                            Moscow Bears, the improved play from                   Andre Zarate played tough,
                                            the first to second half showed that the               pushing play to the Bear side of the
                                            Badgers are able to make adjustments                   field.
                                            and stay in games with bigger teams.                       Mendes scored twice in the
                                                The Badgers were playing with a                    game. His first goal was on a
                                            depleted squad, and the missing players                penalty kick, which left the Moscow
                                            were noticed quickly as the Bears                      goalie grasping air; his second score
                                            knocked in their first goal with only a                came on a perfect pass from John
                                            minute and seven seconds on the clock.                 Wakkinen.
                                            Mosow Bear Ian Engerbretson pushed a                 BELOW: Jody Wilkerson moves the ball upfield
                                            header passed Badger keeper Matt                       and Miguel Mendez gets open for the pass.
                                            Evans and served notice to the Badgers
                                            that the Bears were not taking the game
                                                                                                                                                                                                            APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                              MISS TEEN BONNERS
                                                The Badgers regrouped and held
                                                                                                                                                                                                               FERRY, MISS IDAHO
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Applications are now being
                                            their ground, allowing only one more                                                                                                                           accepted for the title of Mrs., Miss Idaho
                                            goal in the first half. The defense played                                                                                                                     and Miss Teen Bonners Ferry, Coeur
                                            tough and held its ground as the Bears                                                                                                                         d`Alene, Hayden, Kamiah, Kellogg,
                                            continued to push the ball at the                                                                                                                              Post Falls, Priest Lake, Sandpoint and St.
                                            Badgers. Carey Reynolds, Vince                                                                                                                                 Maries International 2009, an official
                                            Skjeveland and Jody Wilkerson stayed                                                                                                                           preliminary to the Mrs. Miss and Miss
                                            in front to the play to keep the Bears                                                                                                                         Teen Idaho International Pageant.
                                            from getting an easy goal and kept the                                                                                                                             The event will be held in March 2009
                                            game close.                                                                                                                                                    at the Nampa Civic Center in Nampa,
                                                Halftime brought adjustments by the                                                                                                                            Women will compete in the North
                                            Badgers coaches that saw the boys clean                                                                                                                        Idaho pageant for the title of Mrs., Miss
                                            up their play. They went from being                                                                                                                            and Miss Teen Northern Idaho.
                                            called for 10 offside penalties in the first                                                                                                                   Winners of the pageant will have an
                                            half to none in the second half, which                                                                                                                         expense-paid trip to the state pageant in
                                            brought praise from Coach Wilkerson.                                                                                                                           March to represent Northern Idaho.
                                                “I’m pleased with the way our boys                                                                                                                             Competitions will include:
                                                                                                                                                                Private one-on-one interviews, with each contestant selecting a platform which
                                                                                                                                                            she will speak about throughout her reign; aerobic wear (in lieu of swimsuit
                                                                                                                                                            competition); Miss and Teen compete in fun fashion wear; and evening gown,
                                                                                                                                                               If you are interested, call local director Janice Jarzabek at 208-290-0597 or email
                                                                                                                                                   Deadline to enter is Dec. 15, 2008. You can also visit
                                                                                                                                                   or the state web site at
Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008

                                            ABOVE: Hayden Wakkinen fights for the ball as John Wakkinen and Cary Reynolds get in position to make a play.
VANDALS DESECRATE BONNERS FERRY                                                        that was tagged has already painted        said Ashby, a native of Boundary

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                                                                                       over the graffiti, and the road sign has   County who served four years in the

VETERANS’ MONUMENT                                                                     also been cleaned. He said he plans to
                                                                                       contact the school district about
                                                                                           removing the “MSD” lettering at
                                                                                                                                  U.S. Navy that included three trips to
                                                                                                                                  Viet Nam. “But when you attack
                                                                                                                                  something that represents what people
                                                                                           the middle school.                     have given their lives for, it makes no
                                                                                               “I was literally sick to my        sense.”
                                                                                           stomach when I saw what had been           Ashby said when the individual or
                                                                                           done to our veterans’ monument,”       persons are eventually arrested and go
                                                                                           said Mike Ashby, who serves as         before a judge, he plans to file a brief
                                                                                           chaplain to the Boundary County        with the court prior to sentencing.
                                                                                           American Legion chapter. Earlier           “I want those who are responsible
                                                                                           this year, Ashby was instrumental      for this to also complete 100 hours of
                                                                                           in creating Veterans Memorial Park     community service that will include
                                                                                           as a dedication to the county’s        cleaning every veteran’s tombstone in
                                                                                           servicemen and women who lost          our cemeteries with a wire brush and a
                                                                                           their lives in battle.                 cleaning agent,” he said. “Maybe then
                                                                                               “I am absolutely outraged, he      they will learn and understand what
                                                                                           added. “It’s a desecration to the      respect and honor is all about.”
                                                                                           community of Bonners Ferry and to          The face of the graffiti-laced
                                                                                           the honor of veterans of Boundary      monument is polished granite, which
                                                                                           County. “                              Ashby said should hopefully clean off
                                                                                               Ashby — who also serves as the     fairly well.
                                                                                           American Legion’s liaison — is not         “However, I understand the paint
                                                                                           the only one who is outraged,          went into the inscribed lettering, which
                                                                                               A combined $600 reward is          might be a problem,” he added.
                                                                                           being offered by the local American        Ashby also said if the city would
                                                                                           Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars
                                                                                                                                  install cameras at Veterans Memorial
                                                                                           and Disabled American Veterans
Middle School, Residence Also             were also targeted. The symbol of a                                                     Park, he would pay for signage
                                                                                       chapters for information leading to the
Tagged With Graffiti                      pentacle inscribed with the letters “666”                                               publicizing their use.
                                                                                       arrest and prosecution for those
By R.J. Cohn                              were spray-painted on the residence, a                                                      “It’s horrible that it has to come to
                                                                                       responsible for desecrating the
    Officials say it is one of the most   tree and a street sign in the South Hill                                                something like this in our community,”
glaring cases of desecration and          neighborhood.                                                                           he said. “But I’m afraid it has.”
                                                                                          “I’ve never understood vandalism,”
vandalism that has hit Bonners Ferry in      Bonners Ferry Police Chief Rick
years.                                    Alonzo said he does not know what the
    From shock and outrage to disgust     acronym “MSD” represents.
and indignation, the desecration of one      “I’ve never heard of it before, but we
of the city’s granite monuments           have been asking kids what it refers to,”
honoring Boundary County veterans         he said. “So far, nobody seems to
that was spray-painted with an            know.”
acronym last week has caused an outcry       The incidents have been under
in a community where gang-style           police investigation since they were first
graffiti is rarely seen.                  reported Aug. 21. Alonzo said the
    The tagging of the armed forces       owner of the Solomon Street residence
monument          at
Memorial Park
by the Boundary
County Library
with the red-
lettered “MSD”
inscription was
not the only
structure vandals
marked         with
    The front of
the newly painted

                                                                                                                                                                              Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008
Boundary        Co.
Middle School to
the left of the
“Badger,” along
with a home on
Solomon Street,
Page 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ASK JUDY...
                                                                                                                                                                Dear Judy:
                                                                                                                                                                    For the last 10 years, I have had a
                                                                                                                                                                friend that keeps coming into my life
                                                                                                                                                                and screwing it up. She pops in and
                                                                                                                                                                uses me for whatever she can get —
                                                                                                                                                                new clothes for her and her daughter, a
                                                                                                                                                                car to drive, food and a place to live
                                                                                                                                                                when she gets kicked out of everywhere
                                                                                                                                                                else. She tells me whenever she is in my
                                                                                                                                                                life that we are best friends and then,
                                                                                                                                                                when she gets what she wants, she
                                                                                                                                                                doesn’t talk to me or even come around.
                                                                                                                                                                I have been super nice to her in the past
                                                                                                                                                                and have been there for her in life-                 where you’re trying to get a job. Let
                                                                                                                                                                changing experiences. But I’ve received              them know you know about them and
                                                                                                                                                                nothing in return. I just don’t know if I            tell them you’re willing to work hard
                                                                                                                                                                can handle being nice to her anymore.                and they should let you prove it. I
                                                                                                                                                                We are both adults and mothers. I                    wouldn’t pester them every day, but I’d
                                                                                                                                                                wouldn’t mind being friends with her if              call at least once a week or go to the
                                                                                                                                                                she would be mature and cut out all the              place of business. The employer will
                                                                                                                                                                drama. Please help. I am not sure if I               eventually either give you a try or tell
                                                                                                                                                                should put up with it anymore or make                you he or she doesn’t need anyone.
                                                                                                                                                                her a chapter in my book of life.                    Everyone has to start somewhere so get
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ~ Fed Up            going and good luck
                                                                                                                                                                Dear Fed Up:
                                                                                                                                                                    There is nothing more rewarding                  Dear Judy:
                                                                                                                                                                than practicing “Random Acts of                          I have a friend that I roomed with in
                                                                                                                                                                Kindness”, but being taken advantage                 college who is quite brilliant. She has
                                                                                                                                                                of is another matter. The next time your             recently been accepted into graduate
                                                                                                                                                                friend comes around to ask a favor, tell             school at Princeton, yet whenever we
                                                                                                                                                                her you’d be glad to help if she’d repay             are in social situations, she comes off as
                                                                                                                                                                you by doing something for you that                  being ditzy and quite stupid, as if she is
                                                                                                                                                                you need help with. My guess is she’ll               purposely trying to attract attention to
                                                                                                                                                                come up with an excuse why she can’t                 how scatterbrained and dim-witted she
                                                                                                                                                                help you, in that case I’d let your friend           is. When she is like this, she becomes the
                                                                                                                                                                know she needs to take some                          center of attention, especially from
                                                                                                                                                                responsibility and you can no longer                 males who think she is quite a hoot.
                                                                                                                                                                help her. It sounds like she isn’t a true            However, I’m finding her attention-
                                                                                                                                                                friend anyway; otherwise, she would                  grabbing act as a dumb, bumbling
                                                                                                                                                                have offered to return a favor on her                female in poor taste. When we’re back
                                                                                                                                                                own. It’s been 10 years; I’d close this              at school, she’s on track again, smart
                                                                                                                                                                chapter in your book of life and get a               and witty and a pleasure to be around.
                                                                                                                                                                new friend.                                          How can I let her know that brains are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in, and this “dumb blond” act of hers is
                                                                                                                                                                Dear Judy:                                           a real turnoff?
                                                                                                                                                                     I am currently working at a job                                 ~ No More Blonde Jokes
                                                                                                                                                                where salary is very low for the rising              Dear No More Blonde Jokes:
                                                                                                                                                                gas and grocery prices in the area. I am                 It sounds as though your friend isn’t
                                                                                                                                                                looking for a better paying job with                 using her education to her benefit.
                                                                                                                                                                benefits and I have not had luck with                Doesn’t she know you can be
                                                                                                                                                                any employers calling me regarding                   intellectually     humorous        without
                                                                                                                                                                applications I submitted. I was wond-                coming across as ditzy or stupid? Your
                                                                                                                                                                ering if the saying, “The squeaky wheel              friend should attract attention in a social
                                                                                                                                                                gets the grease” is true. Should I keep              setting by striking up an intelligent
                                                                                                                                                                pestering or lay low? What should I do?              conversation; maybe bringing up a
                                                                                                                                                                I need help. I have no nails or hair from            question that others are interested in;
                                                                                                                                                                all the stress this is brewing. Please help.         like the economy or other world
                                                                                                                                                                                                ~ Dirt Poor          problems. I bet she’d attract a lot of
                                                                                                                                                                Dear Dirt Poor:                                      attention and get to be the person she
                                                                                                                                                                     “The squeaky wheel does get the                 really is. “To thine own self be true.”
                                                                                                                                                                grease” but there’s a right way and a
                                                                                                                                                                wrong way to grease the wheel as far as                          Have a question?
                                                                                                                                                                employers are concerned. Sometimes                         Submit Questions to Ask Judy
Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008

                                                                                                  Kids Krafts will be featured each week, with easy, inex-      employers get so busy trying to keep                           c/o RuralNorthWest
                                            Kids Krafts - By Laura Morton                         pensive crafts the whole family can do together.
                                                                                                                                                     ~ Editor
                                                                                                                                                                their business above water they
                                                                                                                                                                sometimes forget about the employee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PO Box 1107
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
                                            School Supply Organizer:                                                                                            that is drowning in their own economic           
                                                Don’t throw away those back-to-school shoeboxes. Here is an idea that is fun for the kids and a way             pool. Research the place of business
                                            to help keep those school supplies organized. Let kids pick and choose the colors they like, using standard
                                            construction paper, stickers, magazine cut outs, paints and markers. Kids can decorate these boxes with
                                                                                                                                                                           Step 4: Cover the small 3-inch box with magazine cutouts or paint or markers.
                                            their favorite themes, from Transformers to Hannah Montana or Scooby Doo to Dora the Explorer.
                                                                                                                                                                            Cover the lid, too!
                                                Here is what you will need:
                                                                                                                                                                            Step 5:Cut the bottom off of plastic water bottle about 3 inches up. (Note: parents can
                                            1 child size shoe box           jewelry box)                               White craft glue                                     help with this part).
                                            5 sheets of 8” x 11”          1 plastic water bottle                       Glue stick                                            Step 6: Glue the piece of felt around the cut edge of water bottle, making sure
                                              construction paper            (12-16 ounce size)                         Clear tape                                             the felt is overlapped on the inside and outside of the cut edge.
                                            3-inch square cardboard box 1 strip of felt 1” x 7”                        Scissors                                               Step 7: Using white craft glue, glue the small 3-inch box to the top of shoebox.
                                              with a lid (like an empty     (you pick the color)                       Imagination                                           Next glue the 3-inch lid to the top of shoe box, and then glue the water bottle
                                            Step 1: Tape any loose, ripped or torn corners of the boxes to start.                                                            bottom to the top of the shoebox. Let dry completely.
                                            Step 2: Cover the shoe box with 3 sheets of construction paper, using glue stick to                                              Step 8: Fill the shoebox with school supplies.
                                              attach paper to the sides and tape to close at ends and corners.                                                      When it is time for homework or craft time, use the various boxes for holding glue sticks, erasers
                                            Step 3: Cover the lid of shoe box with 2 sheets of construction paper, using glue stick and                         and pencil sharpeners and the bottle can hold the crayons as you use them. It keeps everything close
                                              tape as in step 2.                                                                                                at hand when in use and stored away nicely when not.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Page 15
South Hill Second Hand Store
Offers good Quality used Furniture, complete                             Business Of The Week
 Household items, tools, small Appliances,
          Antiques & Collectibles.
           We Buy, Sell & Trade
                                                 Mike Kuhnhausen has worked
      Mon-Fri, 9-5          Sat 9-2
                                               as a licensed electrician in this
               6686 S. Main                    county for 15 years. He has
      Owner: Val Harrington & Sons             worked as an electrical contractor
 267-9360         267-2985 evenings            running Mike’s Electric Co. for 7
                                                 The business is run out of their                                                                     Mike’s Electric
                                               home so they are almost always
                                               available to answer the phone,
                                               schedule jobs, respond to                                                                                Residential
                                               emergency service calls or answer
                                               questions.                                                                                             Licensed, Insured
                                                 The Kuhnhausen’s have family                                                                 208-267-2038            444-1764
                                               in this community and knew they
                                               wanted to raise their children
                                               here. They love the small town
                                               community feeling as well as the great North Idaho outdoors.
                                                 Mike does all of the electrical work and the family (Lynn, Megan and Devin) provide
                                               daily back-up and support. Mike has experience in industrial, commercial and residential
                                               wiring. He is a licensed electrician and has a great deal of knowledge and experience in all
                                               areas of electrical wiring. From new houses to remodels to industrial saw mills or
                                                 commercial kitchens, Mike can get you powered up and running smooth.

                                                                                                                                                                                 Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008
Page 16                                                                                                                             Enterprise buildings stand proudly,          name of Newport Electric Light Co.
                                                       MUSEUM                           MUSINGS                                     boasting Bonners Ferry’s first masonry
                                                                                                                                    buildings. Some things are the same, a
                                                                                                                                                                                 and was owned by Mr. Alex M.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Winston. Electricity was sold on a flat
                                            By Gini Woodward                            electrical service evolved in the Village   realtor selling land. White power poles      rate and was based on the number and
                                                How many times, when the power          of Bonners Ferry and wasn’t taken for       carry the lines, which deliver power to      candlepower of the lamps in use. If a
                                            failed, have we walked through a door       granted.                                    the bustling downtown core. Note the         meter was installed the rate was 20
                                            and flipped a switch, anticipating light?      Take a minute to study the picture       traffic light on Main and Bonner.            cents per K.W.H.
                                                Slightly amused at ourselves, we        of early 20th century Main Street,              Thanks to a bit of foresight and             “The name was changed to
                                            might for an instant, admit we take the     looking south. The wood buildings are       effort on the part of Harold Buroker,        Northern Electric Light Co. and was
                                            electrical service in our lives for         decked out with boardwalks, lining the      we have the story of the development         purchased by Mr. A.H. Featherston,
                                            granted. Not so many years ago,             dirt street. The Gray Block and             of electricity in Bonners Ferry.             who installed a water system and then
                                                                                                                                                   Harold Buroker served         changed the name to Bonner Water
                                                                                                                                               Bonners Ferry as clerk and        and Light Company. The very poor
                                                                                                                                               manager from Dec. 30, 1930        service supplied by the system was
                                                                                                                                               until he retired March 31,        discussed many times by the Village
                                                                                                                                               1967. Retired city engineer/      Board. In 1917, the Village hired an
                                                                                                                                               administrator Mike Wood-          engineer to investigate the feasibility of
                                                                                                                                               ward recalls in the late 1970s,   taking over the Bonner Water and
                                                                                                                                               Harold Buroker sat with the       Light Company.
                                                                                                                                               old City Minutes books and            “In February 1921 the Village
                                                                                                                                               wrote “Short History-Elec         purchased the system from Mr.
                                                                                                                                               Dep.”                             Featherstone for $50,000, and in April
                                                                                                                                                   The next few weeks, this      1921, passed a $125,000 bond issue
                                                                                                                                               story of the progress of the      allocating $85,000 for the electric plant
                                                                                                                                               city electric department          and improvements, $25,000 for the
                                                                                                                                               through 1967 will be told in      water plant, and $15,000 to construct
                                                                                                                                               Harold     Buroker’s      own     City Hall.
                                                                                                                                               words.                                “In May 1921, the Village hired Mr.
                                                                                                                                                   “The first electricity was    H.H. Hughes as Superintendent of the
                                                                                                                                               supplied to Bonners Ferry         Light and Water Department (Salary
                                                                                                                                               from a small, 125 KVA,            $225 per month). Mr. Hughes designed
                                                                                                                                               hydro-electric plant located      and constructed the first hydroelectric
                                                                                                                                               on Myrtle Creek, about six        plant on the Moyie River. This plant
                                                                                                                                               miles west of the Village.        consisted of a small diversion dam 20
                                                                                                                                               This plant was put in             ft. high turning the water through 300
                                                                                                                                               operation in the fall of 1905     ft of rock tunnel to a 550 H.P. turbine
                                                                                                                                               and spring of 1906, under the     connected to a 475 KVA alternator. The
                                                                                                                                                                                 power was delivered to Bonners Ferry
                                                                                                CLASSIFIEDS                                                                      over a 6600 Volt three phase power line
                                                                                                                                                                                 of #6 copper. The first power was
                                                                                                                                                                                 delivered to Bonners Ferry in late
                                                         ANIMALS:                                 APPLIANCES:                                 REAL ESTATE:                       1922.”
                                                            CUTE !!                            Kenmore Electric Dryer:                        Creek Frontage:                        To be continued…
                                             Yorkie Puppies for Sale: Cute as           Only used for about 6 months, so            6 acre parcel with year round creek.            VEHICLES/ EQUIPMENT:
                                             can be Male & Female Yorkie Pup-           it's like new. Asking $200.00 David         Incredible     mountain      views.
                                             pies for sale. Mother is a silver silky                                                Located in Parker Canyon, easy                        1997 GMC Pickup:
                                                                                        DeChambeau, Naples, ID.
                                             and father is black and brown. I                                                       access to Sandpoint or Bonners
                                                                                                                                    Ferry. Paved county road with                 Very nice 1997 4WD extcab
                                             have both parents on site and both                                                                                                   shortbox GMC SLE pickup for
                                                                                                 JOBS WANTED:                       power and water available.
                                             are wonderful with children and                                                        Property is deeded in two parcels             sale. Interior in great shape. A/C,
                                             adults. The puppies are current on          Sensitive, loving caregiver, 15 yrs.       and can be developed seperately.              PW,      PL,    AM/FM/Cassette,
                                             all their shots and are being kennel         experience. Anxious to help im-           Contact Laura Kitchen, 208-267-3944           Running boards. Below bluebook.
                                             trained. They are 11 weeks old. Call              prove your life, $11 hr.                                                           182,000 miles. $5295.00 267-1160
                                             or email for pictures &                            No nights, wkends.                     VEHICLES/ EQUIPMENT:
                                             availability.                                     Call Sharon, 263-7813.
                                                                                                                                         Utility Trailer for Sale:
                                                     Puppies cost $800.00                       LOST & FOUND:                       7' x 14' tandem axle enclosed utility                Affordable
                                                       Linda Lederhos                                                               trailer equipped with electric brakes.
                                                                                                   Lost Bracelet:
                                                                                        Silver bracelet with beads and
                                                                                                                                    Side access door and rear ramp
                                                                                                                                    door. Less than a year old. Asking
                                                                                        charms lost in Bonners Ferry on             $3800.00 David DeChambeau,                            Have your ad seen by
                                                   Homestead Protection!                8/8/08. If found, please call Vicki                                                           THOUSANDS of readers a week!
                                             Fila Brasileiro puppies available.                                                     Naples, ID.
                                                                                        Bleile 267-2685.
                                             FCI registered. Vaccinated and                                                                                                                    Flat Rate:
Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008

                                             wormmed. Quality babies. All                      MISCELLANEOUS:                                                                              per column inch price
                                             colors- rare BLACKS, brindles, and
                                             fawns. Filas are the world's finest
                                                                                                    Hay For Sale:                                                                                 Bonus:
                                                                                                                                                                                            Classifieds in the
                                             family guardian dog. They are              All types and qualities of hay                                                                   Boundary County Digest
                                             devoted companions to their own            delivered to your farm or ranch.                                                                  get posted FREE on
                                             family, and staunch protectors of          Deliveries only.                                                                        !!
                                             all that is their's. Are you worried                 Call for prices
                                                                                                                                                                                     Stop by the RuralNorthwest office to
                                             about wolves, bears and lions?                        403-328-4624                                                                      submit what you need to get rid of and
                                             Burglers and kidnappers? Do you             Hubka Hay Farms, Lethbridge                                                                 we’ll help you sell it.
                                             enjoy the adoration of a big,                                                                                                                  Deadline: Thursday, 5pm
                                             cuddley, dog continually by your                 RV - BOAT STORAGE
                                             side? Then a Fila Brasileiro is for                                                                                                         7119 Second Street
                                             you. Pups $500/trades considered.                  12 x 24         12 x 40
                                                                                                                                                                                           Bonners Ferry
                                             NC Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                   $$           267-6619               $$

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