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Being of Sound Mind

Posted on by Gary Oberbillig / Comments Off on Being of Sound Mind

And Recently “Rattlesnake-Bit” By Gary Oberbillig Bill was scooping moss aside to get his German shepherd a drink from a seep of water along the trail when the rattlesnake struck without warning. He looked aghast and in disbelief
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Grandma Bailey

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A Lady and a Flapper By Aisha Marie Photos Courtesy of Aisha Marie When I was very young, my mother would sometimes drop me off to spend a night at Grandma Bailey’s house in Lane, which is on
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Keith

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The Worst and the Best By Chuck Trunks From the middle of an oversized fabric couch in his dimly lit living room in Boise, with each sneaker firmly wedged on the side of a heavy coffee table, Keith
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Bag Lady

Posted on by Amy McClellan / Comments Off on Bag Lady

A Recycling Goddess By Amy McClellan Photos by Jodi Gebarowski I was born into a frugal farming family. Waste was neither allowed nor a normal response to everyday life. Plates were cleaned at the table with a final
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Two Selway Legends

Posted on by Lorie Palmer / Comments Off on Two Selway Legends

Ernie Bohn and His Biographer By Lorie Palmer Russell I first met John Crawford early this year, when he bounced into the Idaho County Free Press office in Grangeville where I work. I use the word “bounced” because
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One by One

Posted on by Mike Turnlund / Comments Off on One by One

The Best Way to Make Scientists By Mike Turnlund I recently retired after teaching for many years at Clark Fork Jr/Sr High School in Clark Fork, which has a population of 536. During my time as a teacher,
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Hope for Redemption

Posted on by Lalove Foster / Comments Off on Hope for Redemption

In Memory of a Prisoner By Lalove Foster Dovey Smalls looked much the way I had imagined her from her name—small and slender, alert and watchful, like a brown dove. Her hands shook periodically during our interview, a
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Drifter

Posted on by Carmen Magart / Comments Off on Drifter

The Sorry Saga of Great-Uncle Darrell By Carmen Magart By the time you’ve achieved a ripe old sixty, there’s usually a long list of characters who’ve played special parts in your life. Some of the actors along the
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