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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. (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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Update: Hammer Attack Victim Wallis

As many of you remember, Yvonne along with her daughter-in-law, were attack by a hammer wielding neighbor who obviously had mental issues. The daughter-in-law, Patricia was killed, but Yvonne survived. Many of you helped out financially to pull her through this period of recovery which took all of two years. Recently, Yvonne has joined the New Life Church where she met local people that had formed a bible study group.This group decided to do a complete makeover of her single wide mobile home that is aging.Paint, carpet, furnishings, etc. One need we are reaching out for is a hospital bed/Herb Huseland, Bay Views. More here.

DFO: Please join me in tipping our hats to New Life Church and Yvonne's guardian angel, Herb. Saaalute.

Barry Keeps An Eye On Voting

Barry McHugh, the Kootenai County prosecutor (left), watches as caucus workers count ballots at New Life Church. McHugh was one of the Republican functionaries assigned to run one of the 10 GOP caucus sites throughout Kootenai County.
  

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