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Pig Sale Supports Man Who Shot Griz

Regina and the Hill family, surrounded by all the people who bid on and resold Regina before raising $19,588 and then giving Regina back to Jasmine Hill, who raised her. (News Bonners Ferry photo: Mike Weland)

In E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web,” Charlotte the spider extolled the virtues of Wilbur, calling him “some pig,” in an attempt to save him from the butcher's block. Had Charlotte been at the fair barn during the 4-H Market animal sale Friday evening, she’d have run out of both web space and words to extol the virtues of Jasmine Hill’s 4-H swine, Regina, who sold 15 times, raising a record $19,558, and who in the end was returned to Jasmine. Like many in attendance, Charlotte would have probably stopped even trying and, like so many who were there, have given in to tears. It was the way this community showed its support to the family of a man who stood up to defend his wife and six children by killing one of three grizzly bears that wandered into his yard May 8, and is now facing federal charges for doing so/Mike Weland, News Bonnes Ferry. More here.

Question: Some fund-raiser, hunh?

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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