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Blogos: 79 & still ringing bells

"See this is why I do it," said Salvation Army bell ringer Bill Conner, right as he got a hug from Charles Stetzer at Fred Myer's in Coeur d'Alene on Monday, December 14, 2015. Bill is 79 and hopes to keep ringing until he's 80."He's one of our best bell ringers," said Christy Markham, director of development and marketing for the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene. "People expect him to be there every year.” The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring bells through 4 p.m. on Dec. 24. To volunteer, call 208-889-9101 or to see available shifts here. All of the money raised in the red kettles goes to community programs, including clothing kids at Christmas, emergency assistance for families and sending children to summer camp, Markham said. (Kathy Plonka/SR photo)

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.