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Wild Card/Monday — 7.25.11

I enjoyed hobnobbing with the 55 or so Berry Pickers who showed up for the 2011 Blogfest (aka Hucks Summer Bentfest) at Steve Widmyer's Fort Ground Grill on our viewtiful afternoon Sunday. Blogfests re-energize me. They bring together a range of people with widely different political, religious, & philosophical viewpoints. I know what I do here has value, when I see Berry Pickers who disagree loudly in the comments section hobnobbing at blogfest. Of course, it's always a pleasure to renew acquaintances with those who have been with me from the beginning of this 8 1/2-year journey: Cis, Herb, & Henry. BTW, I have 8 $10 gift certificates to the Fort Ground Grill to give out this week, courtesy of Grill owner Steve Widmyer. I'm going to give one out today for best cutline entry and another for the comment of the day. Now for your Wild Card ...

  • 1st winner of $10 Fort Ground Grill certificate (for cutline contest): Stebbijo
  • 2nd winner is JeanieS for superb comment at 2:04 p.m. Monday re: salt in diet.
  • 6 more certificates to go thru Thursday

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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