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Huckleberries: Enjoying sun, smooches in Hawaii

The Friday Huckleberries column launches today by visiting with John Chamness, the former guiding light for the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene. Chamness is now the Salvation Army divisional commander for Hawaii and the Pacific. He misses his friends in Coeur d'Alene but not the North Idaho winter ...

Original Kroc Center guiding light John Chamness enjoys sun, smooches in Hawaii

It wasn't that long ago that John Chamness was a guiding light in the planning and construction of the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene. Now, he's enjoying the sunshine in Hawaii, smooching his wife in front of the USS Battleship Missouri, and in charge of the Salvation Army work from Hawaii to Micronesia. He misses his friends in Coeur d'Alene. But not the winters.

Huckleberries: Dealing w/cowgirl blues

Huckleberries print today spotlights the aftermath of that mini-avalanche of roof snow that hit former SReporter Erica Curless and SR business reporter Becky Kramer at the Women's Souper Bowl on Mount Spokane Sunday.

A massage can chase away cowgirl blues

Even cowgirls get the blues – and bumps – when clobbered by a mini-avalanche while enjoying a day out on cross-country skis. When horse whisperer Erica Curless was hit by snow sliding from a roof at the annual Women's Souper Bowl event on Mount Spokane, she picked herself up, headed to her masseuse, cowboy boots, spurs, Yaktrax and all.

A remedy for cowgirl blues

When cowgirls get the blues after getting hit by a mini-avalanche, like SR bud Erica Curless did at the 12th annual Women's Souper Bowl on Mount Spokane Sunday, they trot over to their masseuse in their boots, spurs and Yaktrax.

Huckleberries: The cosmetic perks of cold weather

Horse whisperer Erica Curless (now also part of The Spokesman-Review team producing the Monday Boomer U page) sez it’s “never good when your trailer tire passes you at 60 mph.” At the time, Erica was hauling a load of heifers for sale to Billings. The Les Schwab at Thompson Falls said it could replace her tire – next Wednesday. So Erica & Co. limped into the Les Schwab in balmy Missoula (9 degrees) to fix the tire. The road trip continued from there over the slick-as-snot pass near Livingston (minus 20 degrees).

Inland NW women change, recharge careers

Pondering a radical change in 2010? Then read up right here. These two Inland Northwest women know about radical changes. Shirley Bonuccelli, a former school librarian and financial planner, has an educational leadership doctoral degree from Gonzaga University. She now details cars. And loves it.

Her best (broken) foot is moving forward

You’d better smile if you call ex-SR colleague Erica Curless “horse whisperer.” If you’re lucky, she’ll repeat the line she heard earlier this fall at the Prairie Winds Equine Massage Therapy College in Colorado from founder Michael Stenson re: horse whispering: “There is no element of mystery or of special talkers and skills and abilities.” If you’re not lucky, she’ll say, as Stenson does: “That’s all crap.” Erica’s beginning a new career as a certified EMT. (Read: Equine Massage Therapist, for those of you keeping score at home.) “Massage isn’t just for human athletes,” Erica told Huckleberries. “Horses and dogs also benefit from bodywork. The idea isn’t just relaxation but to get the muscles to work together and rebalance so the horse or dog can move better – meaning better performance whether it’s rodeo, polo or dressage horses or herding, hunting or service dogs.” Erica named her business Dog and Pony Show. You can schedule an appointment by calling her at (509) 991-7314 (Liberty Lake). Or you can send her a get-well card. Adding injury to the insult of getting laid off while studying massage, Erica was stepped on by a horse. Which broke her foot. Otherwise, she’s off and running in her new career. Winning isn’t everything