2010 Clearwater County Fair
Orofino Lumberjack Days
2--Supplement to the Clearwater Tribune - Orofino, ID - September 2, 2010
Tim and Sharon Barnett, 2010
Lumberjack Days’ Grand Marshals
By Alannah Allbrett their home together in 2003. When he’s
Longtime residents of Clearwater not working Tim enjoys fishing and also
County, Tim and Sharon Barnett are this boating on the lake. Sharon said he’s re-
year’s Grand Marshals at the Lumberjack tired four times.
Days Parade. Sharon grew up in the Em- Tim is very talented at woodworking.
mett, Idaho area, while Tim was raised in “He has made everything I’ve ever asked
Orofino. Tim began working in the woods for over the years including building a
at the age of 13. His father, Dexter was a barn for our daughter’s horses,” said Sha-
logger and his mother drove a D7 cat skid- ron. Sharon belongs to the Clearwater
ding logs. Dexter started Barnett Logging Quilt Guild and is also an expert at mak-
in 1948, and Tim (and partner Bill Barnett) ing homemade preserves.
purchased the company in 1958. Tim and Sharon, with Ted Leach, put
The couple met at U of I while Tim was on an Idaho Bicentennial Logging Show
working on a civil engineering degree. in Lewiston with volunteers from Orofino
Sharon said they met in May and were Celebrations, Inc. Professionals came
married in December. “The only reason from across the U.S. and Canada. This
we waited that long,” she said, “was be- was an important function for Orofino Cel-
cause my mother insisted on it.” They ebration, Inc. (OCI) to have been asked to
have been married 49½ years, but who’s produce.
counting? “We have a habit of volunteering,”
Tim spent a lifetime logging until one Sharon said. She served several years
day, in 1991, he came home and told on the Riverside Cemetery Board. Sha-
his wife, “I’ve had enough logging; put ron also serves as the secretary to the
the house up for sale.” They did just that board of the Ahsahka Water and Sewer
and traveled in a Winnebago for 13 years Board. Sharon started the Wine Tasting
driving all over the United States, Canada Party for the Hospital Auxiliary with Mae
and Mexico. Sharon said they drove ev- Schultz. She spent several years serv-
ery highway in Alaska. ing the OCI; she was the Manager for 11 Tim and Sharon Barnett
The Barnetts live west of Ahsahka, years, and Tim served as President. The
“where Tim can fish from the deck,” said couple feels very honored and thrilled to longs to all the volunteers, not us,” said other trip somewhere, and then they ask
Sharon. The couple purchased their prop- be asked to serve as the parade Grand Sharon. themselves, “Why would we want to go
erty while still traveling in 1999 and built Marshals. “We want to say the honor be- The Barnetts think about planning an- anywhere else?”
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2010 OCI Royalty reigns
over Clearwater County
Fair and Lumberjack Days
2010 Orofino Celebrations, Inc. royalty teacher,” she says of the class.
Queen Megan Gering and Princesses As for what Megan has most enjoyed
Katherine Uhling and Jerica Gearhart will about being OCI Royalty, she cites get-
reign over this year’s Clearwater County ting to know her princesses and attend-
Fair and Orofino Lumberjack Days. ing parades with them, describing it as “a
Amongst their many duties, they at- blast.”
tend various events and parades in Oro- “I have also enjoyed being able to be
fino and the surrounding towns, but the a good role model for the younger kids in
fair and Lumberjack Days are their main this community, and being someone they
events. can look up to!” says Queen Megan.
Queen Megan Gering Princess Katherine Uhling
Queen Megan Gering, 17, is a senior A senior at OHS, Princess Katherine
at Orofino High School (OHS) this year. Uhling, 17, is the daughter of Casey and
Her parents are Jeremy and Christy Ger- Michael Meza and Jeff and Koleen Uhling.
ing and she has three siblings: Justin, 19, She has two sisters, Hanna and Elle.
Makinze, 14, and Walker, 12. In school, Katherine’s favorite subject
Megan enjoys numerous outdoor ac- is English, “because I like to write and
tivities, including boating, swimming, express myself.” Her extracurricular ac-
snowboarding, hunting, snowmobiling, tivities include volleyball, golf, Honor So-
and spending time with her family and ciety, and, of course, OCI.
friends. She enjoys boating, skiing, cooking,
In school she participates in volleyball, spending time with family and friends,
Maniac Pride, HOSA (Health Occupations and her time with OCI.
Students America), Youth Legislature, “I have enjoyed representing my com-
and is a member of the National Honor munity and getting involved,” Princess
Society. Megan also stays active in 4-H Katherine says of her time as OCI Roy-
and her church youth group. alty.
Weight training with Mr. Snyder is her Princess Jerica Gearhart
OCI Royalty Queen Megan Gering (center) and Princesses Katherine Uhling favorite subject in school. “It’s such a fun Princess Jerica Gearhart, 17, is a se-
(left) and Jerica Gearhart (right). class and (Mr. Snyder) is a very good (Cont pg 4)
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(Cont from pg 3) Jerica’s favorite moments include winning
nior at OHS and the daughter of Brian and a goldfish during an event in Grangeville.
Misty Gearhart. She has an older brother, These young ladies can be found par-
named Josh. ticipating in and reigning over a number
Science is Jerica’s favorite subject in of events during the 2010 Clearwater
school. “It’s the easiest for me to learn,” County Fair and Orofino Lumberjack
she says. She also enjoys cheerleading. Days Sept. 16-19 in Orofino. They will be
Outside of school, Jerica’s hobbies at Friday’s Kiddie Parade, in Saturday’s
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ON THE COVER
Recognize anyone on the coins pic-
The Clearwater tured on the cover of this publication?
They’re all pictured somewhere on an in-
River Log Drives side page, too.
This is an excerpt of an article,
written by Charles “Red” McCollister
and Sandra McCollister, from the Fall
2000 issue of Forest History Today.
The Clearwater River Log Drive be-
gan in North Central Idaho in 1928 and publication
continued, with a few interruptions, until
During that period of time, there were
40 log drives. Early in the 1900s, Fred-
erick Weyerhaueser and his associates
The 2010 fair days
purchased standing timber in a remote edition can be viewed
area of Clearwater County, Idaho.
In 1927, at Lewiston, they built a mill online at www.
that was billed as the largest white pine
mill in the world. What started out as
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Clearwater Timber Company was later com. Click on the blue front row, Tammy Gilmer, co-secretary/manager; Jeff Jones, president and Dan
named Potlatch Forest Incorporated fol- Burnham, treasurer. Not pictured is Staci Lee, co-secretary/manager.
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The Clearwater River Log Drives
This is an excerpt of an article, written by Charles “Red” McCollister and
Sandra McCollister, published in the Fall 2000 issue of Forest History Today.
Over the years the Log Drive became a ninety-mile river trek from the upper
reaches of the North Fork of the Clearwater River to the Potlatch Forest Incorpo-
rated saw mill at the confluence of the Clearwater and the Snake River at Lewiston,
Approximately half of the timber that went to the sawmill was transported on rail-
road lines and half was transported on the river. The Clearwater River Log Drive of
1971 was described as the last major white-water sawlog river drive in the United
States. In 1971 the completion of Dworshak Dam contributed to the demise of the
Log Drive and inundated the stretch of the North Fork of the Clearwater from Ah-
sahka to several miles beyond Camp T.
In the latter years of the drive, the logs were decked at landings along the upper
North Fork and then released to float to the mill during the spring runoff. Most drives
started about May 10 and lasted about 21 days from the time the crew actually went
to work until they finished the drive in Lewiston. The weather was a major factor.
This year’s log show trophies were created by Mike Larson and Northwest
Engraving Service in Lewiston. Shaped like circular saws, the trophies are 3/16
of an inch thick acrylic and 12 inches in diameter.
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Charlie “Red” McCollister, a man whose reputation lives on
By Alannah Allbrett the now legendary log drives for their last his father, Hiram Franklin McCollister, California, and decided to accept. She
In the days when big timber made the 17 years. He was known as “The Bull ‘O was a teamster, driving freight wagons returned, and they were married in the
95 mile trip down the North Fork of the the Woods” in logging camps, but he was of grain, and a farmer. Charlie grew up spring of 1944.
Clearwater River to the lumber mill in also a rancher, story teller, husband, and in the Lenore and Peck areas and gradu- The couple owned a ranch in Canyon
Lewiston, Charlie “Red” McCollister was devoted father. ated from high school in Peck in 1936. His Creek, and it was Charlie’s love. They
the man in charge. He was the foreman of Charlie was born in Gooding in 1917; first job was working on the Coon farm in raised a family: two girls (Pat Pabst of
Peck. He went on to work for the U.S. Camas, WA and Sandra Goffinet of Oro-
Forest Service, doing construction. fino) and one son (Jim McCollister of Oro-
In 1941 he worked for Steve Cooligan fino). Sandra said her father liked working
at Potlatch Camp 28 on Parallel Creek. on his ranch and raising timber. He drove
By 1943, cats were getting bigger; crawl- a cat and enjoyed building roads on their
er tractors were being used, and horses property when needed. “His thing was
were phased out for skidding logs. Char- working and taking care of his family,” she
lie started sawing with a crosscut saw with went on to say. “Place was very important
Delbert Roby as his partner and Albert to him. He liked figuring out where things
Houde, foreman. Walter Hornby, assis- needed to be on the ranch.”
tant logging superintendent, transferred Conservation was also important to him,
Charlie as the supervisor for Camp 55, and he belonged to Tree Farmers. Charlie
and he worked as the saw boss. Later, he won an award, on his own land, through
was placed as a camp foreman at Camp the Idaho Department of Lands for private
56 on Moose Creek. forestry. His philosophy was that “trees
In 1943, a young woman, June Huff- grow,” and Charlie saw that timber was a
man, and her friend traveled out west valuable, renewable resource.
from Lakewood, Ohio. They had heard While working as a foreman, Charlie
that there was work in logging camps as led his crew by example. During the log
flunkies and thought that sounded inter- drive, when it was tough to get going in
esting. Charlie met June while she was the morning, and river temperatures were
working in the camp kitchen at a logging icy, Charlie was known to have waded
camp. The two girls left and went to Cali- out, with one of the guys, to his armpits
fornia for awhile, but June returned. After and rolled the first log with his peavey tool.
about six weeks, the two girls were ready He wouldn’t ask a man to do something
to go to California, and Charlie decided he wasn’t willing to do himself, and always
he had better propose to June. watched out for the safety of his crew.
June considered his offer while in (Cont pg 7)
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(Cont from pg 6) logging in his own lifetime. Gone were the
His daughter Sandra related how he days of cedar-poled floating bunk houses
used humor to tell a story. He would of- and cook shacks known as Wanigans;
ten tie in a lesson about safety to help his they were replaced by ones built on Army
men understand a point. surplus pontoons. Then the mighty dams
In his later years, Charlie knew it was were built on America’s rivers and even
getting harder for him to remember the Wanigans had seen their day. Gone
things. While he was on vacation in 1999, were the huge draft horses and hand
he made a list of what he called “Charlie sawing, to be replaced by heavy machin-
notes.” He wrote and divided up his sto- ery and power saws. Charlie said that
ries/memories into appro- often equipment dealers
priate categories such as would bring in new equip-
“skidders,” “sawyers,” or ment and field test it in
the “cookhouse” – mainly Potlatch’s logging camps.
things that happened in a The colorful, fierce his-
logging camp. tory of the log drives gets
He tape recorded his ex- romanticized today, but in
periences and stories. He Charlie’s own words, “It’s
also wrote an article on the a job, like any other job.”
log drives, which was pub- What remains true and
lished by the University of outlived Charlie McCol-
Idaho Journal of Forestry. lister, was his reputation
Charlie co-authored an ar- for fairness, and his val-
ticle with his daughter San- ues. Sandra Goffinet said
dra Goffinet for Forestry her father taught her to,
History Today, (published “Always tell the truth be-
by the Forest History Society, Durham, cause you never have to remember what
NC 2001). He was also featured as a you said yesterday. What you said was
logging camp foreman in Walt Disney’s the truth as you knew it.”
movie Charlie the Lonesome Cougar.
The annual log drives down the North A fascinating film of the log drives (be-
Fork ended in 1971 with the last official tween 1966-69) entitled Last of the Log
log drive. The dam at Dworshak Reser- Drives was published in 1970 by Potlatch
voir was being constructed, and a way of Corp. Film Productions. This film features
life ended. loggers, including Charlie “Red” McCollis-
Charlie remarked that the thing which ter, and depicts man’s struggle with the
amazed him most were the “changes” in river to get that timber downstream. Charlie “Red” McCollister and his family in 1949.
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Twenty-two pets and
counting - Eileen Rowan,
4-H Leader of the Year
By Alannah Allbrett and says, “Seeing them grow and mature,
Eileen Rowan, a single mother of two and have some direction in life through 4-
children, likes the quiet life – that is if you H, is really awesome.” Eileen is the Oro-
don’t count the 22 animals they have fino Adventurers Community Club leader
around their property. They are a family which encompasses kids from Orofino,
with cats, dogs, parakeets, zebra fish, Riverside, and Ahsahka. She said it in-
chickens, rabbits, dairy goats, sheep, volves a lot of community service, and
and horses. She calls it a “hobby farm” they try to focus on that. Eileen maintains
– all the work and not the income of a real that the kids who go through the program
farm. Her children Allen (14) and Alyssa have the opportunity of thinking about
(13) are involved in 15 and 9, 4-H projects somebody else other than themselves
respectively. which helps them become good human
Eileen joined 4-H when she was nine beings.
years old and participated until she grad- Being a 4-H leader also has taught Ei-
uated from high school in 1987. At that leen how to work with other people and
time, she got into leadership, at the age of to work through conflict. “If you can learn
17 and has been going strong ever since. that,” she said, “You can go a long ways
Eileen is this year’s 4-H Club Leader of in life.”
the Year. The Adventurers Community Club has
Eileen says she loved the program so 64 members with approximately 15-20
much because she learned so much. “One kids who regularly attend the meetings.
can grow and experience in any area of 4- “All the kids become my kids,” said Ei-
H,” she said. She loves working with kids leen.
CLEARWATER COUNTY FAIR
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September 16, 17, 18, 19
FAIR BOARD MEMBERS
Diana Colgan.................Chairman Cynthia Hedden..........Member
Melanie Barrett......Vice Chairman Alan Hengen...............Member
Linda Applington...........Treasurer Ken Hengen................Member
Rick Chase.......................Member John “Ric” Hood............Member
CLEARWATER COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE
Randy Brooks, Extension Educator
Tami Wayt, Extension Secretary
Marie Armitage, 4-H/Youth Program Assistant
CLEARWATER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Stan Leach John Allen Don Ebert
OROFINO CELEBRATIONS, INC.
Jeff Jones ............President Dollon Schneider.....Director
Joe Pippenger .....Vice President Dennis Browning.....Director
Craig Marvin ......Vice President Lori McLean............Director
Dan Burnham .....Treasurer Randy Steiner...........Director
Tammy Gilmer ...Co-Secretary/Manager Susan Spencer..........Director
Staci Lee.............Co-Secretary/Manager Ted Peterson..............Director
Tracy Haag .........Director Craig Gilmer............Director
............................................................... Gary Wessels...........Director
September 2, 2010 - Orofino, ID - Supplement to the Clearwater Tribune--9
In memory of Ed Wilkenson The Clearwater River Log Drives
This is an excerpt of an article, written by Charles “Red” McCollister and San-
Ed Wilkenson, a member of the them. At that time, he said no. Several
Clearwater County Fair hours later, Ed decided he dra McCollister, published in the Fall 2000 issue of Forest History Today.
Board since Sept. 2001, did want to be part of the In the spring the loggers prepared for the snow melt and rising water. The float-
died April 20, 2010 at the Board. ing cookhouse with two bunkhouses was assembled. Work-boat motors were tuned,
age of 81. “From that time on, tools were prepared, first aid and safety equipment was checked, and the supplies
Prior to joining the Fair he was such a helpful, car- and food for the kitchen were inventoried. Melting snow waters provided the power
Board, Ed and his wife, ing, problem solving, hard- to transport the logs and produced a harsh, chilly environment for the river men. The
Doris, volunteered during working, friendly and fun- men’s job was to recover any logs which were hung up on river banks, sand bars, or
the fair as 4-H superin- loving Fair Board member. islands and return the logs to the main channel of the river.
tendents, helping the 4-H We enjoyed all of the time In the early years of the log drive, flumes transported logs from the woods to the
Mechanical-Automotive, we spent working with Ed, bank of the river throughout the logging season. Tree lengths were skidded to the
Small Engine department taking care of the exhibit flume landing and then “bucked” by sawyers into saw logs about sixteen and a half
in 1995-99. building and barn,” stated feet in length. Peavy men then rolled the logs into the flume. Water would be released
After Doris passed away, an article in this year’s from flume dams as needed to float the logs to the river. There would be several
the Fair Board asked Ed exhibitor’s handbook. “Ed log landings along a flume depending on different logging sites and available water
whether he was interested in joining is missed but will not be forgotten.” sources. Each flume design was unique to particular terrain and water sources.
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David Moses Jr.,
keeping the tradition alive
By Alannah Allbrett age of 26, David began “seriously” train-
David Moses Jr., current U.S. champion ing under his dad’s coaching.
in Single Hand Sawing, learned his trade David begins his training each year by
from his dad David Moses Sr., who has at least February. His first competition is
been competing in logging competitions usually in April in Delta, Colorado’s, Colo-
since 1972. David Sr. rado Logging Days. He
had, in fact, been retired participates in the Darby,
from competition, but MT Logger Days July 16-
when his son asked him 17. and also competed in
if he could train under the 25th anniversary of the
him, he began by doing Stihl Timbersports event
demonstrations of chop- held in Salem, OR Aug. 27-
ping, sawing, and how 29.
to swing correctly. His Orofino Lumberjack
dad’s demonstrations Days is typically the last
actually brought him out competition of the year for
of retirement. David, and he says he has
This family has what it lost count at how many
takes in the lumberjack times he has competed
arena. David Jr. and his wife Annette, go here. He obviously enjoys it as it brings
all over the country in competitions. His him back each year.
wife was on the U.S. Women’s Team and David and Annette live in Snoqualmie,
competed in Adelaide and Sydney, Aus- WA. Their oldest son, Matthew, is 25 and
tralia recently. David won the U.S. title in has two children of his own. Their next
Sevierville, TN in October, 2009. oldest son, Billy Beach, is 15 and does
David said he’s always been active in log rolls (birling), sawing, and throws the
sports like basketball and softball, but he axe. Their little girl, Angel, is 10 years old
couldn’t find a team where he could train and goes along as the family cheerlead-
seriously. So, the first question his dad er.
ask him before agreeing to train him was, David is the current president of the
“Are you serious about it?” In 1990, at the American Lumberjack Association.
David Moses Jr. in competition.
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“I get asked the strangest questions” mission – which, non-coincidentally, goes
hand-in-hand with Tami’s background.
said none of this is in her job description,
but she really enjoys seeing all aspects
Tami says her passion has always of how the EO gets to have a hands-on
been “horses and kids,” not necessarily in effect in the community.
that order. Tami became involved in 4-H Tami sees bridging the gap and work-
Club participation as a child and support- ing in partnership with groups such as the
ed her own children’s participation when Fair Board, 4-H Club leaders, and teach-
they were old enough to join. She was ers as her most important task. “Having
the Community Club leader for the Twin a healthy relationship with other groups,
Ridge Group. And, she is currently a 4-H in a small community where we depend
leader of a group known as the Painted so much on each other, is how we keep
Ponies which is made up of children be- things working,” said Tami.
tween the ages of six through 19. Tami is a proud grandma to 10 grand-
When the former secretary, Patricia Al- children. Her youngest grandchild, Sady
len, retired from the EO, Tami was asked Olive, is now one year old, and Tami
to take that position. She serves as sup- looks forward to the time when she is a
port staff for Randy Brooks and Marie Ar- “retired Nanna.” She plans on encourag-
mitage. Tami had been working for the EO ing that little one in knowing about horses
in a part time capacity before, and with and hopes to see her join the Cloverbud
her strong background in 4-H, she was a Group [of 4-H] when she becomes six
natural for the job. She has been serving years old.
there full time, for eight years. She recog-
nizes and highly values all the great vol-
unteers who help make 4-H Clubs pos-
Tami feels very fortunate to get to par-
ticipate in such wonderful programs as
River Log Drives
This is an excerpt of an article,
the 4-H babysitters’ training program and written by Charles “Red” McCollister
also in-school enrichment projects. Last and Sandra McCollister, from the Fall
year, one of the school projects involved 2000 issue of Forest History Today.
a group of third graders at OES getting From the late 1920s to the mid-1950s,
to learn about “worm composting.” The flumes were the cheapest and the most
children were able to make presentations efficient way to handle the logs. Heavy
to another third grade classroom and to machinery was not yet available to build
some sixth graders as well. They were the roads, handle the logs, or haul them
sent home with some gardening skills to great distances. Water did the work.
try out and their own “starter worms.” Tami
Tami Wayt has been serving as the full-time Secretary to Clearwater County
Extension Office since 2002, after the retirement of Patricia Allen. She enjoys
the hands-on work she is able to do with the many volunteers and groups in
partnership with the Extension Office.
By Alannah Allbrett as, “Where is the Immigration Office?”
Tami Wayt is a gal ‘in the know.’ Offi- The University of Idaho is a land-grant
cially, she is the Secretary to University university, and with that, has extension of-
of Idaho Clearwater County Extension fices in each county in Idaho. Their job is
Office (EO). But the nature of her job to educate the public, but not necessar-
makes her the ‘go to’ person in many un- ily in a classroom setting. They prefer to
expected ways. She says, “The EO was have hands-on learning in the field when
Google before Google came along.” So possible.
many people, not knowing the appropri- The Youth Development portion of the
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even been asked such unusual questions goes hand-in-hand with the extension’s
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This year’s Orofino Celebrations Inc. (OCI) Board of Directors are: back row (l to
r) Ted Peterson, Gary Wessels; front row (l to r) Craig Gilmer, Randy Steiner and
Dollon Schneider. Not pictured are Tracy Haag, Susan Spencer, Dennis Brown-
ing and Lori Jo McLean. Photo by Nancy Butler
Pictured are the officers and members of the Clearwater County Fair Board for
the 2010 Clearwater County Fair. Shown (l to r) are: back row, Ken Hengen, Rick
Chase, Alan Hengen and John “Ric” Hood; front row, Jeanne Hood (Secretary/ The Clearwater River Log Drives
Manager), Diana Colgan (Chairman), Linda Applington (Treasurer) and Melanie This is an excerpt from an article, written by Charles “Red” McCollister and
Barrett (Vice-Chairman). Not pictured: Cynthia Hedden Sandra McCollister, published in the Fall 2000 issue of Forest History Today.
On the first (log) drive in 1928, the crew did not have a floating camp (wanigan).
The men built drive camps about seven miles apart on the river, and they moved
Orofino Kiwanis 5th Annual the kitchen crew and the camp with pack horses and mules while the peavey crews
worked their way down the river. The crew got to work by camping along the river.
Lumberjack Fun Run/Walk
The Orofino Kiwanis Club is sponsor- Heather Leach, Chairman of the Fun
ing its 5th Annual Fun Run/Walk the Sat- Run Committee said, “Walking or run-
urday before Lumberjack Days. Satur- ning is such good exercise and can be
day, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m., the 5K (3.1 mile) a lot of fun. We encourage people to
run/walk will begin at Orofino City Park. come out to the event and walk or run,
This is your opportunity to get in shape whichever they prefer. Kiwanis is excit-
for the Fair and have fun while doing it. ed to offer this healthy event in order to
Registration for the event is $15 with a help fund our youth oriented community
t-shirt and $10 without, before Septem- projects. Please don’t be scared away
ber 1. Late registration is accepted after by the 5K, it is only 3.1 miles and if you
the 1st and the day of the race but the start walking or running now, you will be
cost goes up $5. Locations for registra- in shape for September 11.”
tion forms will be announced at a later For more information, please call 476-
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OCI remembers one of their
own, Bev Wilson (1942-2009)
Bev’s big love. She kept in touch with
all aspects from, registering contes-
tants, keeping in touch with them, call-
ing – making sure they got in their entry
forms, giving out information, to signing
them in at the fair.
Bev’s husband, Gordon Wilson, said
that Bev loved all of the contestants; she
thought the world of all of the people [at
OCI] that she worked with. He said Bev
thought “Everyone worked their hearts
out and always put on a good show.”
She looked forward to Lumberjack Days
and the Clearwater County Fair every
year. She even worked on it when she HELGESON PLACE HOTEL SUITES
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became the Assistant Secretary/Man- their most dedicated supporters Beverly
ager “the Mom” of Orofino Celebrations, (Bev) Wilson who passed away in 2009.
Inc., along with Staci Lee. Staci recalls A wreath will be brought into the arena
that working with the contestants was area at the fairgrounds to honor her.
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VISIT OUR COOKIE BOOTH AT THE FAIR
Every year we have the opportunity to participate in our local
fair, with our annual cookie booth fund raiser. Members of our
community take time from their busy schedules to bake for
our booth, and from their kitchens come the best home-baked
cookies you have ever tasted. From gourmet to old-fashioned
favorites, we’ve got them all! We also offer mouth-watering
barbeque beef sandwiches on a hoagie bun. Enjoy a tantalizing
meal and support the animals, too! Every year, thanks to the
support of our community, we save hundreds of animals. If you
would like to bake cookies for us, please call 476-9823.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THIS YEAR!
Caring for and re-homing the homeless, helpless animals
We are a non-proﬁt organization
The women’s birling event at the 2009 OCI Log Show.
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come and go [as their lives change], but new truck and more logs. It means finding
most are lifers. They want the tradition of a dealer who will let OCI use a brand new,
logging to always be remembered.” valuable truck be driven in the competi-
Jeff’s very first stop, out of broadcasting tions.
school, sent him and his wife to Grang- Jeff gives all the credit for successfully
eville for 4-K Radio in 1979. Then in 1987 pulling off Lumberjack Days to his team
his company sent him to Orofino to man- – approximately 30 hard working volun-
age KLER, AM and FM, stations. In 1993, teers who serve OCI – usually on more
he and his wife Monica were able to pur- than one committee.
chase the stations. Since coming to Oro- OCI is busy renovating and replacing
fino they have always felt a strong sense many of the old, wooden bleachers with
of community. Monica has the daunting new aluminum ones. It is a big job to keep
task of making sure all the events at Lum- everything ship shape. Jeff said and “It is
berjack Days are covered at the right time basically four days with very little sleep.”
and still keeping the radio stations well-
manned when Jeff is otherwise involved.
Jeff is also the Chairperson for the Idaho
State Broadcasters Association where he Pre-sale carnival
has served on the board of directors for
five years. tickets on sale now
When asked what the biggest chal- Pre-sale carnival tickets for Lumber-
lenge of putting on Lumberjack Days is, jack Days are now available for purchase.
Jeff said, “Getting the wood products They will again be $15 per ticket. Tickets
needed.” Logs are needed to sell at the can be purchased at Potlatch No. 1 Fed-
auction and for the lumberjacks and lum- eral Credit Union, Lewis Clark Credit
berjills to saw in competition. Still more Union, US Bank, AmericanWest Bank,
Jeff Jones and Barney’s Harvest Foods.
logs are needed for the parade; wood is
a valuable commodity during Lumberjack They will be available through Tuesday,
Jeff Jones, OCI President 2010 Days. For the truck driving and skidder
competitions, OCI has to line up a brand
Sept. 14, after that time they will be at the
By Alannah Allbrett Jeff has been serving OCI in a variety of
Jeff Jones is proud to be the Orofino ways for many years. He said that when
Celebrations, Inc. (OCI) President this he and other committee members see
year. He said they usually get underway something needing to be done, “They just
by March, planning the year’s wonderful jump in and do it.” There is a great spirit
Lumberjack Days celebrations, which is a of helpfulness among the team members
national competition. who put on OCI events. Jeff said, “People
Pastries, & The University of Montana team competes in the obstacle course competition
during the 2009 Orofino Lumberjack Days.
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CLEARWATER COUNTY FAIR
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
ENTER ALL HORSE, NON-HORSE AND DOG RECORD
BOOKS AT THE 4-H EXTENSION OFFICE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Special Exhibits and Display Booths set up at
3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Enter 4-H Projects at Exhibit Building (includes record
books for Cat, Pocket Pets)
4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Enter and weigh 4-H Sheep, Swine, Goat at Fair Barn
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Enter and weigh 4-H Beef at Fair Barn
Noon - 8:00 p.m. Enter all Open Class Exhibits
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Enter all 4-H Poultry and Rabbit
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Enter 4-H animal record books - Market & Breeding
Animals, Poultry, Rabbit and Goat at Fair Barn
9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. 4-H Livestock Exhibitor Meeting
9:00 a.m.-Noon 4-H Home Economics and Miscellaneous Projects
judged (Exhibit Building)
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. 4-H Livestock Judging Contest - Livestock Arena
11:15 a.m.-Noon 4-H Fitting & Showing & Quality - All Goats,
Pack Goats & Utility Goats (inside arena)
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 4-H Swine Fitting and Showing Contest (inside arena)
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 4-H Sheep Fitting, Showing, Quality Contest (inside arena)
3:30 p.m. 4-H Poultry Fitting, Showing, Quality (inside arena)
4:30 p.m. Clean stalls, feed and water animals
8:00 p.m. Exhibit Building closed
10:00 p.m. Barn closed
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Open Class Judging - Arts & Hobbies; Community &
Group Displays, Culinary; Clothing & Needlework;
Flowers; Agriculture & Horticulture
8:00 a.m. 4-H Livestock Exhibitor Meeting
Emily Arnsberg, 2009-2010 4-H Style Revue, winner models the dress she made 8:00 a.m. Open Class Livestock Judging - Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats
in her “Sew What” project. 8:30 a.m. 4-H Rabbit Fitting, Showing, Quality (inside arena)
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 4-H Beef Quality Judging (outside arena)
Emily Arnsberg wins again 9:30 a.m.
Open Class Judging, Poultry & Rabbits at Fair Barn
4-H Swine Quality Judging (inside arena)
By Alannah Allbrett Spencer (age 16) and Granger (age 11).
Emily Arnsberg, as she has done in the Her parents, Bill and Alyce Arnsberg are Noon Children’s Parade
past, has won the 2009-2010, 4-H Style very proud of Emily’s many accomplish- 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 4-H Beef Fitting & Showing Contest (outside arena)
Revue contest. She will be an eighth ments. 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 4-H Champion Showman Contest (large, small animals)
grader – attending school at Kendrick this 4:30 p.m. Clean stalls, feed and water animals
year. 5:30 p.m. 4-H Style Revue Practice at OHS
Emily completed a “Sew What” proj-
ect at level four along with making the
The Clearwater 7:00 p.m.
4-H Style Revue & Awards Program (OHS auditorium)
Exhibit Building closed
lovely dress in which she is pictured. She
completed her project book with activities River Log Drives 11:00 p.m. Barn closed
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
such as choosing easy sewing fabrics. This is an excerpt of an article,
7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. 4-H sign-in, clean stalls, feed and water animals
She also had to choose three other com- written by Charles “Red” McCollister 10:00 a.m. Big OCI Parade
ponents such as: personal appearance, and Sandra McCollister, from the Fall 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Exhibit Building Open
shoes that shine, and how to be a better 2000 issue of Forest History Today. 2:00 p.m. 4-H Livestock Exhibitors Meeting
shopper as part of the necessary skills in The men (who worked the log drives) 3:00 p.m. 4-H Livestock Auction (inside arena)
this category. wore caulk boots with heavy leather
Order: Rabbit, Sheep, Beef, Swine
Emily does not know yet whether or not soles and steel caulks (numerous 5:00 p.m. Clean stalls, feed and water animals
she will participate in next year’s Style short spikes) for traction on the logs. 11:00 p.m. Barn closed
Revue contest. Right now, she said she The caulks could wear off from walking
is going to be focused on getting good along the river and on rocks. When the SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
grades in school. She is already making caulks wore off, they could be pulled 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Sign-in, clean stalls, feed and water animals
“to do” lists and planning on decorating out and wooden pegs put in to tighten 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Fair Barn open
her locker. When asked if she had an ad- up the holes, before new caulks were 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibit building open
vice for younger girls coming up in the 4- driven into the leather. 4:00 p.m. 4-H and Open Class, clean out all animal stalls
H program, she said to “Have fun.” Emily At times, scraps of fabric from the and cages in the barn
said sometimes it can be hard work, but heavy black cotton wool pants (worn 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Removal of Exhibits and Displays from Exhibit Building
for the most part 4-H was fun. by the men) would be used to stuff the
Exhibits may also be removed Monday, September 20 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The Arnsbergs have two other children, caulk holes.
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Visit the official Orofino Lumberjack Days
website at www.orofinolumberjackdays.
org. You’ll find helpful information about
the log show, including schedules and
sign-up forms for the log show, the parade
on Saturday, and the horse pull.
& BARN HOURS
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
4:30-7:00 p.m. Barn
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Exhibit Bldg.
Special Exhibits & Displays Set-up
3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 4-H Entries
Thursday, September 16, 2010
8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Barn
9:00 a.m.-Noon 4-H Judging
Noon-8:00 p.m. Exhibit Bldg.
Special Exhibits & Displays Set-up
Enter Open Class Exhibits 12-8 p.m.
Friday, September 17, 2010 A wide variety of home-grown produce, both fresh and canned, is entered into
8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Barn the Clearwater County Fair every year. Also entered are baked goods, various
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Open Class Judging craft projects, paintings, sketches, photographs, 4-H projects, and Lego cre-
1:00-10:00 p.m. Exhibit Bldg. ations.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Barn
11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Exhibit Bldg.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Barn
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibit Bldg.
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Fifty years ago - Clearwater County Fair and Orofino Lumberjack Days Sept. 16-18, 1960
Taken from the front page for the Sunday show in event of an ac- be held Sunday morning. Birling prizes the Orofino pavilion.
of the Clearwater Tribune cident. were boosted back up to the $75 and $40 The OCI Royalty court were Queen
Thursday, September 8, 1960 John Manz of Headquarters has been awards offered to in the logging events. Joellen Pishl, Princess Betty Smith and
drilling on high-speed climbing for the Merle Morrow and his family, perennial Princess Joan Frost.
Time Near For Orofino’s big Sunday show and will vie with worlds winners from Priest River will be back to Taken from the front page
Fair, Logging Show champion Danny Sailor in the spectacu- add color and excitement to the contests
along with top skilled jacks from the St.
of the Clearwater Tribune
Eyes of the Inland Empire will focus on lar pole climbing events. Manz was em- Thursday, September 22, 1960
ployed to take the bark off of the 100-foot Maries country and coastal points.
Orofino next week for the annual Clear-
water County Fair and Lumberjack Days. climbing pole which was considered un- Inland Empire shows will provide mid- Capacity Crowd Enjoys
The free celebration is unique in the safe after several years use.
Lumberjacks and Jills will challenge
way attractions for the three day events.
Double Truck Ad
Style Show As 15 Win
northwest, offering a fine fair that pays
homage to the bountiful harvest of agri- stop watches in chopping, sawing, power According to the double truck ad in the Blue Ribbons
culture products and gives due recogni- sawing and birling events beginning at 1 September 15, 1960 issue of the Clear- Kathy Bird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
tion to the traditional logging and lumber p.m. Sunday with the pole acrobatic work water Tribune, Grand Ole Opry Stars Earl Bird, Route 3, was named top styl-
handling skills of a great woods empire. the finale. Afterwards will be the award- Margie Bowes and Don Gibson and their ist in modeling at the Annual Style Revue
Taken from the front page ing of the new Ford sedan at the center of five piece band were to provide music show held in conjunction with the Clear-
of the Clearwater Tribune the grounds. Power saw preliminaries will and entertainment at two big dances at water County Fair Friday evening.
Thursday, September 15, 1960
OCI Wraps-up Major
Details for Gala Show
4-H Livestock Sale Committee
Orofino Celebrations officials met Mon-
day night to wrap up Celebration details
and determined to charge $1.00 per per- Wayne Harris
son for the Friday night music session
and dance with Don Gibson and his band. SALE COMMITTEE
Saturday night admission to the show will
be $1.50. Kim Cox, Clerk...................................................................................(Weippe)
Chairman Jack Isbelle reported he had
made arrangements to Helicopter service
at the show and a concession will be run Ken Hengen................................................................................(Twin Ridge)
off of the dike adjacent to the grandstands
during the fair, by Bill Hartley and Tom Ki- Arch & Polly Henderson...............................................................(Cavendish)
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September 2, 2010 - Orofino, ID - Supplement to the Clearwater Tribune--21
Taken from the front page prizes with Dexter Barnett, North Fork Taken from the front page a loss for words when he was told he was
of the Clearwater Tribune logger, winning first for his prize load of of the Clearwater Tribune the winner of the 1960 Ford sedan given
Thursday, September 22, 1960 6760 feet of White pine peelers donated Thursday, September 29, 1960 away after the logging show Sept. 18.
by Potlatch Forests Inc. Riverside Lum- Newland was working at the Lions Club
Dworshak Visits ber company bought the load at $110 per Council Approval booth on the grounds when his name was
Fair On Sunday M setting a high standard at the auction Wanted by O.C.I. called. Because he was occupied at his
Senator Henry C. Dworshak visited that followed in helping to finance the an- Permanent type food booths was seen duties he didn’t hear the results and for a
with friends and acquaintances at an in- nual show. as a vital need for future fair and lumber- while refused to believe he was the win-
formal breakfast at the fair grounds Sun- Prize Loads jack days shows when Orofino Celebra- ner of a new chariot. However, posses-
day morning with more than 100 persons Second prize load was furnished by tions, Inc. met Monday evening. sion is believing and Newland, president
assembling to take part in the pancake White Pine Lumber company, 5160 feet Mel Francis, commander of the VFW, of the Lions and owner of Rod’s Drug is
and sausage feed. of yellow pine peelers, sold to Alph John- one of the groups having a food booth, now driving his prize.
Idaho’s senior senator also attended son Lumber compnay for $115 per M. told OCI that he felt temporary structures Winner for disposing of the most car
the Lumberjack show and told chamber of Schmidt Bros. of Greer furnished the such as now in service were not adequate tickets is Vivian Lambert and second, Bob
commerce leaders he was confident that third prize of yellow pine peelers which to take care of the large volume of busi- Wilson of Bob’s Orofino club.
the growing sentiment for Bruce’s Eddy totaled 6470 feet and brought $115 per M ness done at the yearly celebrations. ***
dam and upstream storage will continue from the Riverside Lumber company. Leo Choate, of Evergreen Grange, also
to expand and that authorization will be Andy Konkol paid $45 for 2710 feet of voiced similar opinions. Meat Donated To Home
assured in the next public works bill in the red fir stud logs supplied by Tru Cut Lum- It was decided that the presidents of all Three county residents piled one good
next session of congress. ber. groups belonging to OCI should meet Fri- deed on top of another during the Clear-
*** Buy Lumber day noon at the Fountain with the thought water County Fair.
Orofino Builders Supply paid $67.50 for in mind of taking the matter to the city At the 4-H livestock auction they
Celebration Crowd 5917 feet of No. 2 fir and larch supplied council at its next meeting. If the city will showed their willingness to suppor the
Jams City For Parade, byTheCardiff, Inc. clothing store, won
give their permission to construct perma- 4-H livestock program by purchasing
nent type booths at the fair grounds, OCI animals at above market price. Then af-
Saturday Events first prize commercial honors in the pa- would then make plans as to how to fi- ter the sale they donated the meat to the
Orofino Celebrations members, aided rade, stressing the centennial ttheme by nance the project. Children’s Home in Lewiston. Art Una of
by wide support from a host of supporting contrasting an old time dugout canoe and *** Orofino donated a lamb to the home; the
groups, staged one of the most success- a modern speed boat. Oud Rexall drug Schmidt Brothers of Greer, a beef and Mr.
ful parades in Lumberjack days history won second place with a giant mortar and Car Goes To Local Man and Mrs. Frank Fromelt of Pierce, half a
Saturday. pestle. Rod Newland, local pharmacist was at beef.
Showing the transition from old-time Twin Feathers Mill Foremens council
horseless carriages to rockets, the parade showed a rocket labeled as a PFI missle-
drew a mammoth crowd in its portrayal of toe. Oroﬁno Celebrations, Inc.
OROFINO LUMBERJACK DAYS
the celebration them of - an historic past
and an unlimited future. Weippe Schools was first and Orofino
Log and lumber loads competed for second in the school division.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
9:00 a.m. Kiwanis Lumberjack Fun Run/Walk
Oroﬁno City Park
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
12:00 Noon Children’s Parade
7:00 p.m. 4-H Awards Program & 4-H Style Revue
Oroﬁno High School
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
6:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Oroﬁno Volunteer Fireman’s Breakfast
Community Center Building beneath
10:00 a.m. Big O.C.I. Parade
Grand Marshals are Tim & Sharon Barnett
12:30 p.m. O.C.I. Auction
2:00-4:00 p.m. Old Fashioned Social at Museum
3:00 p.m. 4-H Livestock Auction
4:00 p.m. Truck Driving & Skidder Contest
DEBCO Storage Yard Area
6:30 p.m. Horse Pulling Contest at Log Arena
9:00 p.m. V.F.W. Dance (Live Music!)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
7:00-10:00 a.m. Oroﬁno Volunteer Fireman’s Breakfast
Community Center Building
8:00 a.m. Logging Show Contestants Sign-In
10:00 a.m. Free Logging Show
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Taken from the front page jill trophy were two sisters of the famous
of the Clearwater Tribune Morrow family, LaVon of Priest River and
Thursday, September 22, 1960 Muriel Yeaw, Spokane.
Lumberjack Trophy Is the show,Sailor, a favorite each year at
again thrilled the crowds with
Taken By Roseburg his stunts atop the 90-foot pole without
the comfort of a safety belt. This year
Man, John Miller
St. Theresa’s Parish Sailor added a hoola hoop act to his other
A top logging show coupled with perfect feats of daring.
fall weather drew a record crowd estimat- John Manz, a Headquarters man gave
Home of the famous ed at 6500 persons to the Sunday OCI Sailor close competition in speed climb-
show at the fairgrounds. ing. However, Danny’s time of 21.2 beat
Soon after the show began there was Manz by two seconds.
DOUGHBOYS only standing room available as the Among the newcombers to the show
throngs watched top contestants, includ- were Alan Woodrow, Coutenay, B.C.
ing world champion chopper Dave Geer, and his son, Dan. Woodrow, world’s axe-
who beat the Orofino record, posting a throwing champion competed against his
Try our classic cinnamon time of 31.7. son in exhibition axe-throwing. Geer, the
Champion jack of the show was John chopping expert, was invited to the local
sugar flavor, or a dessert Miller of Roseburg, Oregon who received show by Joe Peterka who he met at the
the 15-inch trophy. Tied for the champion big logging competition at Heyburn, WI.
boy with choice of apple,
cherry, or peach flavors, and
CONTRIBUTORS TO THE 2010 CLEARWATER
whipped cream. We will also
COUNTY FAIR AND OROFINO LUMBERJACK
have Chili Doughboys with
chili, sour cream, onion and DAYS SPECIAL EDITION ARE:
Alannah Allbrett, editorial content; Carrie McConnell, ad sales;
shredded cheese. Andrea Dell, ad design, cover design and page composition.
VARIOUS DRINKS AVAILABLE
Other contributors include: Tammy Gilmer, Sandy Gofﬁnett
and Nancy Butler.
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