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Huckleberries Online

AM Headlines — 6.6.12

In a steady drizzle, first-grader Jack Boecher, left, digs a hole for a his pumpkin seedling while Kara Carleton, right, gives instructions at the Community Roots farm in Dalton Gardens Tuesday. Dalton Elementary first-graders each planted a pumpkin at the farm, an outreach of the Kootenai Environmental Alliance, which provides healthy food to the farm's subscribers. The children will return in the fall to pick their pumpkins in October. Cameron Esser, center, said "I don't like playing farmer. I like playing video games." Carleton is the the director of Community Roots. (Jesse Tinsley SR photo)

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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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