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News >  Idaho

Women’s Club plans luncheon

The Coeur d'Alene Christian Women's Club will hold its monthly luncheon Thursday at the Coeur d'Alene Resort from 12:30 until 2 p.m. The theme is "The Magic of Lavender." Jan Sylte will present creative designs in lavender, and Louise Kinch will speak on "Interior Renovation." Juanita Anstine will entertain with her wonderful voice.
News >  Idaho

Ford Cederblom was an enthusiastic pilot

The life of Ford Cederblom lasted only 20 years, but in that time he touched a lot of lives with his outgoing personality and sensitive nature. Ford was killed in an airplane crash near Carlsbad, Calif., May 10 while on a routine training flight from Phoenix, where he was attending Pan Am International Flight Academy. He and another student, Damon Lott of Utah were on their way to Carlsbad's McClellan-Palomar Airport. There were five planes from the school, all following the same route 20 miles apart. The preliminary National Transportation Safety Board investigation indicated that they descended to 5,200 feet from 8,000 feet, in response to air traffic control instruction, when the crash occurred.
News >  Idaho

Singing event plannned at First Presbyterian

The First Presbyterian Church and the Northwest Sacred Music Chorale will perform the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Wilhausky, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the church at 521 Lakeside Ave.. This is open to any singers in the community. Rehearsal is today at 11:30 a.m. Men and women in uniform, past or present, are encouraged to attend. This familiar arrangement was heard recently at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

News >  Idaho

Volunteers lend a hand

Slathering athletes with sunscreen is a messy job, but someone's got to do it. As an Ironman volunteer, I was determined to do my duty, arriving half an hour before my afternoon shift was to begin. Saturday night's rain was long gone, and there was plenty of sun and more than enough heat. I put on little latex gloves, which were so hot that several of us disposed of them and went after the athletes barehanded.
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Buddies catch the big ones on fishing trip to Alaska

Homer, Alaska, is a slice of heaven for tourists looking for excellent sport fishing, wildlife viewing, clam-digging and a spirited local art scene. Nestled on pristine Kachemak Bay, one of the most prominent features of this burg, population 4,000, is a long narrow finger of land, four-and-a-half-miles long, jutting into the bay, called the Homer Spit. The spit is home to numerous fishing charters.
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Lama speaking Sunday at Harding Family Center

The North Idaho Unitarian Universalist Church is hosting the Venerable Lama Panchen Otrul Rinpoche, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Harding Family Center, 15th and Wallace. The service is titled "How can the development of spiritual values help our modern society?" Born in Kham, Tibet, around 1939, he studied at the Drepung Gomang Monastery. He was ordained at the age of 13. He was put in a concentration camp for one year in 1959, after the Chinese Communists took over Tibet. He was able to escape to India, where in 1971 he received his Acharya, equal to a master's degree in Buddhist philosophy, from Benares University. In 1980 he was awarded the highest degree, Geshe Lharampa, the equivalent of a Buddhist doctorate.
News >  Spokane

Local painter leaps onto wine scene

Chuck Houck retired last September after 35 years working for Idaho Forest Industries. Now he's got time to devote to one of his first loves – painting. Houck sold his first painting at age 9. Now, the local artist – who is best known for his whimsical and colorful "Frog Art" – is about to gain rapid exposure. One of his paintings, "Sally," is featured on the label of two different varieties of wine by JepsonVineyards of Ukiah, Calif., in Mendocino County. Sally is a red-eyed tree-frog, a species indigenous to Costa Rica. Sally was also one of Houck's pets.
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Garwood students heading to weeklong NASA space camp

Two students from Garwood Elementary will attend a summer camp that is almost out-of-this-world. Sarah Jacobsen, 11, who will enter sixth grade in the fall, and Taylor Caswell, 9, entering fifth grade, will attend U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. Aug. 15-20 Every year IGA grocery stores nationwide sponsors a contest for students to go to space camp. Taylor was chosen locally out of hundreds of essays. Sarah entered the same contest. All of the essays nationwide were sent in to IGA headquarters in Chicago, and Sarah was one of four chosen nationally.
News >  Idaho

Hugh Olin Smith was a lifelong student

A resident of the Coeur d'Alene area since 1974, Hugh Olin Smith lived most of his life in North Idaho as a retiree. Yet, in his retirement, Smith epitomized the description of a lifelong student. After a full career in the shipping industry, Smith became a North Idaho College student in his 60s. He died in February at the age of 87.
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Lake City group leaving on mission to Honduras

Lake City Community Church is sending a delegation of 45 members to Honduras today for a 10-day mission. A group of contractors led by Scott Gallagher will be helping to build a church, while a medical team that consists of local doctors, led by Dr. Mike Dixon, and several nurses will assist with practical health care services according to Pastor Mike Rima. The medical team has put together personal hygiene packs to distribute. Another aspect of the outreach is a soccer camp for children that will culminate in a soccer tournament. Rebecca Klein will head up the soccer outreach. Youth Pastor Matt Morgan will lead the entire group.
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Time spent with live moose helped sculptor create model

The moose that are gracing Coeur d'Alene are creating quite a stir, but how the basic form of the physique of the moose was created is a story in itself. Bryan Ross, a trust and investment consultant by day and sculptor by night, is the talent behind the original bronze moose that served as the prototype for the large fiberglass moose.
News >  Idaho

Her art’s fashionable

Wearable art is unique because it allows the artist's creation to be used as a basic necessity, yet the person wearing the art is adorned in beauty and inspiration. It is a collision of art and fashion, and in the case of Laurie Schafer, high fashion. Schafer, a recent transplant to Coeur d'Alene, is a creator of "artwear." Her own label, "Body Geometry," has been in business for 15 years. She and her husband of three and a half years, Dwight Hill, discovered Coeur d'Alene while on a motorcycle trip a few years ago and made the move when his children were finished with college.
News >  Idaho

PF Nazarene church still open

Contrary to the word on the street, the Post Falls Church of the Nazarene has not closed down. Amid a swirl of rumor after the sudden loss of its pastor last September, the community was under the impression the church had closed. Not true. Pastor Bob Lambert came out of retirement, and has been at the pulpit since October. The congregation has grown, and new programs have been started. New carpet was laid, and new paint spread on the walls. The church has new classes for toddlers, children, pre-teens and teens.
News >  Idaho

Timberlake teacher honored as Employee of the Month

In the last presentation of the Outstanding School Employee of the Month for the 2003-04 school year, Timberlake Jr./Sr. High school math teacher John Hartz was honored in an all-school assembly June 3. Hartz was nominated by freshman Stella Walker, who had him as a teacher in the seventh and eighth grades. In her essay, Walker said that Hartz helped her to get her grades up and stay in focus in class. She also spoke of how inspirational he is as a basketball coach. She suggested that if "you haven't met Mr. Hartz … it'll be worth it in the end."
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Community Presbyterian dedicating new sanctuary

Community Presbyterian Church, at 417 N. William St. in Post Falls will dedicate its new sanctuary Sunday at 4 p.m. with a casual buffet dinner to follow. The first worship service in the new facility was May 23. The congregation had been meeting in the fellowship hall since 1991.
News >  Idaho

Church of the Master changes worship times

Lutheran Church of the Master will have only one service Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Beginning June 6 through Aug. 29 the summer schedule will include worship and praise service at 8:30 a.m. in the Gathering Place, with the traditional worship at 10 in the sanctuary. There will be no Sunday school during the summer. Church of the Master's vacation Bible school will be June 21 through 25. Registration is now under way. Call the church at 765-1002 for more information.
News >  Idaho

‘Rufus the Moofus’ a labor of love for students

Ten creative students at the alternative school, Project Coeur d'Alene, are very proud of "Rufus the Moofus," their creation for the "No Moose Left Behind," project that will raise money for the EXCEL Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money for grants in the Coeur d'Alene School District. The public will have the opportunity to see the life-size moose this weekend, as they are unveiled and included in today's Fred Murphy Day parade. Rufus is one of the 40 smaller, table-top or "maquette" moose that will be displayed in "herds" around the Coeur d'Alene School District.
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Lake City’s music department honored

The entire Lake City High School music department was honored at an assembly May 14 for being selected as one of only 40 public high schools nationwide as a "Grammy Signature School." The Grammy was for the entire program; band, vocals and orchestra. Also taken into consideration are classes the schools offer. Lake City also has a stomp class, American musicals, music appreciation and a guitar class, and hopes to add music theory and stage technology.
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Youths to lead Sunday service

Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., will be having its annual youth service Sunday. The middle school and senior high youths will lead the Sunday morning worship services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. They will be presenting their own drama and video with the spiritual message, "Being connected to God." Each year the students spend many hours preparing for Youth Sunday and will be presenting a quality worship experience, including special music.
News >  Idaho

‘She’s little, but powerful’

Lakeland High School counselor Frank Vieira refers to 18-year-old senior Anna Williams as a "little atomic bomb." She may be small in size but she's a little dynamo in the community of Rathdrum. "As far as impact on the community, she's had about the largest impact," Vieira said. "She's little, but powerful and makes a real difference. … She's always helpful, always cheerful, good-natured, humorous, of course, and possibly a future educator. Wherever she is going to go, she'll make a positive impact. We'd be fortunate if she stayed in North Idaho."