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Fri., April 19, 2013, 1:35 p.m.

Church Helps Hammer Attack Victim

Genette Gabica paints a bedroom closet door on the back porch of the Bayview home of Yvonne Wallis on Wednesday while updating many features of the house,  Wallis is one of four victims of an attack taht occurred December 2010. (Shawn Gust/press)
Genette Gabica paints a bedroom closet door on the back porch of the Bayview home of Yvonne Wallis on Wednesday while updating many features of the house, Wallis is one of four victims of an attack taht occurred December 2010. (Shawn Gust/press)

Genette Gabica paints a bedroom closet door on the back porch of the Bayview home of Yvonne Wallis on Wednesday while updating many features of the house, Wallis is one of four victims of an attack taht occurred December 2010. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Shawn Gust)

Yvonne Wallis has been on a North Idaho-Eastern Washington road trip for the past week with her brother visiting friends and family. Since she's been gone, friends from her church Bible study group and others completed a major makeover of her white and yellow mobile home, which sits on a hill overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. After returning home Thursday night, she got her first look at the changes. "This is wonderful," Wallis said. More than a dozen friends contributed their skills and labor over eight days. Wallis knew her friends would be fixing her place up, but she didn't know how much. In December 2010, Wallis, then 58, suffered major head injuries in a brutal hammer attack inside her home/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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