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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
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.”
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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
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
OBITUARIES SENIOR COMPANIONS TO HOST
(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
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
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.
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
• 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
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.
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
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
Kramer was the
winner of the
home spa basket
that was selected
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
work, we can only wonder how this persons organized when January rolls festival like no other. From hayrides to
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.
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
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
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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 email@example.com,
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 www.labor.idaho.gov/bonnersferry.
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
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
NINETY-TWO-YEAR-OLD PORTHILL ARTIST
CARVING A NICHE
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...
BF CLINIC USING TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED FOR OLYMPIC ATHLETES NAMI FAR NORTH
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 www.nami.org.
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
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
Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to enter is Dec. 15, 2008. You can also visit
www.mrsidahointernational.com or the state web site at www.idahopageants.com.
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
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
by the Boundary
with the red-
not the only
The front of
the newly painted
Boundary County Digest, September 3, 2008
Middle School to
the left of the
with a home on
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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