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Thu., May 17, 2007, 8:49 a.m.

DOTC: Deedie’s Milestone Shows County Good Side

We had a very nice event today recognizing Deedie Beard's 30th anniversary of being with Kootenai County, most of that time in the elections department. It was attended by both Blues and Reds (including former Representative Gary Ingram), several current elected officials, city clerks, and many county staff including retirees and former Clerk Tom Taggart. I appreciate the coverage we had in both papers about Deedie's milestone. It was good to have a story that was about Kootenai County employees that had nothing to do with naughty e-mails or anything else negative. Of course, that is in fact the real story about most of our employees most of the time. There are many long serving people who just do a great job day in and out, year after year, and in many cases decade after decade. I actually have several deputy clerks in different departments that are 25+ year people. ... I just wish I could still get more of them.

Dan of the County

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.