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She’s Putting Them In Their Wrong Place

State Rep. JoAn Wood, R-Rigby, (wherever that is) has a horrible memory. While introducing members of her Transportation Committee during a CdA meeting, the committee chairwoman misplaced several. First, she couldn’t recall where Orofino’s Rep. Chuck Cuddy hailed from. That’s understandable. He’s a minority Democrat. Then, she fumbled the hometown of Sen. Judy Danielson, R-Council (“from Payette … no, Boise.”) Finally, she tried introducing Republican Rep. Dave Bivens from “uh, Boise … Nampa … Caldwell.” Mercifully, state Rep. Hilde Kellogg, R-Post Falls, leaned over and whispered, “Meridian.” And you wonder why North Idaho legislators can’t make headway in Boise?

Fetch, Fido

Molly Brown, a 6-month-old lab belonging to CdA’s Kathy and Clyde Peppin, knows how to fetch but not how to stop. A week ago, she surprised her master by nabbing the Sunday paper for him - from all over the block. Sections from the S-R and Brand X, the Coeur d’Alene Press, were everywhere. The Unstoppable Molly Brown caused her mistress to be late for church that day. … But properly trained dogs have their moments, too. A pooch from Holly’s Pet Grooming and Obedience Training, for example, left a calling card along the Wallace Elks Parade route, and another marcher eventually stepped in. Afterward, trainers Holly and Dale Anderson wrote a profuse apology to the community: “We are quite embarrassed about the whole situation. This was all of these dogs’ first parade, and we think the dogs were a little nervous.” So were the marchers behind them.

Mea culpa II

Recently, Lyle and Nancy Paciorek of Hayden were shocked to find toothpaste all over their family car. Later, however, they were equally, but pleasantly, surprised to receive a note from a neighbor girl and her friend confessing to the sticky deed: “Sorry for wate we did! We drank too many sodas and got surger high. We didn’t now what we were doing. Pleas do not yell at us!” Attagirls (but pay more attention to your spelling assignments).

Film at 11

Noticing his distinctive vest and ID card, a local pawn shop owner asked an S-R colleague if he was a photographer. Yes, said the shooter, adding that he worked for The Spokesman-Review. “What channel is that on?” replied the business owner. Surprised, the S-R photographer said, “I work for the newspaper - still photos only.” The merchant mulled that over for a moment and said, “Is that Channel 6?” The photographer thought it best to let it go.


So, why can’t ex-councilwoman Lois Land-Albrecht have her dying wish (to have her ashes sprinkled on the doorsteps of City Hall)? With her sharp tongue and biting wit, feisty Lois would have made a great de-icer. … Sign on the Bear Paw Country Store wall at Enaville: “A successful manager knows how to delegate - the blame.” … Our Woman In Boise noticed that one of the many congressmen co-sponsoring a main House bill to rework the Endangered Species Act is a “Mr. Salmon.” That’s U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Arizona. Do you suppose U.S. Reps. Bass (Charles, R-N.H.) and Wolf (Frank, R-Va.) feel the same way? … After the recent Coeur d’Alene Greyhound Park expose, the track’s blinking readerboard advertised, “Live Dogs Thursday.” (As opposed to…)

Parting shot

Johnny Nelmer isn’t the first politician to learn the importance of a single vote - though he may be the youngest. Last week, Faith Baldwin beat Johnny 197 votes to 196 to become the Fernan Elementary School student secretary. Afterward, she criticized his campaign. Seems Johnny wasn’t too serious about the race because he paraded around the playground during recess with campaign posters stuck all over himself. Little does Faith know, however, that she owes her “landslide” win to Johnny. You see, he voted for her because … (drum roll, please) he thinks she’s cute.

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