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NOVEMBER 2019

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GIVE THANKS

IT’S THE TIME OF YEAR FOR

REFLECTION, when we take a moment

to acknowledge the many blessings that

have been bestowed upon us—our family

and friends, our health, a stable job, a place

to call home, warm food on the kitchen

table. We are truly fortunate to have the

opportunity to live in a country where we

are free to pursue our dreams and live a life

of happiness.

While enjoying the comforts that many of us

take for granted, it is important to remember

those men and women who sacrificed so

much to keep our country a land of the

free. On November 11, we set aside a day to

honor those who have served their county

for the betterment of all of its citizens—

though we should all do our part to honor

them, and thank them, any opportunity we

get, no matter the time of year.

In this issue, you can read about Honor

Flight Puget Sound and Inland Northwest.

Its mission is to bring local war veterans to

Washington, D.C. to visit memorials that

are dedicated to their service and sacrifice—

at no cost to them. Our feature story focuses

on the USS Ralph Johnson, the Navy

ship named in honor of Medal of Honor

recipient Marine Corps Private First Class

Ralph Johnson.

November is also the month of Thanksgiving.

Households across the country will observe

the day with loved ones over a beautiful

meal prepared with love—and maybe a little

stress. Take these moments to appreciate

what you have rather than what you wish

you had. You will quickly realize how full

your life already is. And if you’re looking

for a little Thanksgiving getaway, our travel

article will take you to the rain forests of the

Olympic National Park.

And we can’t forget that following

Thanksgiving comes Small Business

Saturday. Remember that supporting local

businesses helps to support your fellow

neighbor, as well as your community as a

whole.

A heartfelt thank you to our veterans, and

blessings this Thanksgiving season.

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ABOUT THE COVER

FALL IS COMING TO AN END, though the

early snow felt like we were in the midst of

winter! Enjoy these final, official days of fall and

the last of the season's harvest. In addition, the

holiday season is upon us, and now is the time of

year we look forward to as we gather with family

and friends to celebrate all we are thankful for.

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GOOD NEWS

Bonners Ferry Community Orchestra:

Building unity and joy among many

ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home,

garden, finances and life

FINANCIAL FOCUS

It's not too soon for end-of-year

financial moves

LIFE & COMMUNITY

Free Thanksgiving dinner

tradition continues

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MONTH

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Benjamin Tompkins

IN FOCUS

Hungry Kids? How you can help

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

P1FCU: Where members’ needs

come first

FEATURE STORY

USS Ralph Johnson: Navy ship

named in honor of Vietnam Marine

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Living with Diabetes: Have a

healthy holiday

TRAVEL & LEISURE

The Perfect Thanksgiving Getaway:

Rainforests of the Olympic National Forest

FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot

spots around town and local recipes

ARTS &

ENTERTAINMENT

Calendar of great local events, music,

sports and shows!

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Bonners Ferry Community Orchestra

BUILDING UNITY AND JOY AMONG MANY

By Hannah Sucsy Willis

Photos by Ross Novinger

“MUSIC IS THE

UNIVERSAL

LANGUAGE OF

MANKIND.”

- HENRY

WADSWORTH

LONGFELLOW

What does Bonners Ferry have to offer

to the members of our community as

well as draw residents of neighboring

towns? What could compel people to

drive once a week from an hour away in all directions

and appeal to an age range of 12 years old up to mid-

80s?

It is the Bonners Ferry Community Orchestra—an

organization that has been in existence for the past

45 years. And since the group is filling a demand that

surrounding communities aren't, it is expanding in

several ways. In the almost three years that Glenda

Novinger has been the director, it has grown from 17

to 36 members. What is the draw? Why not just stay

home and play your cello by yourself?

For one thing, music has the power to connect us with

others in a way that nothing else quite can. Even those of

us introverts who aren’t compelled to seek out constant

social interaction still have a need for relationships.

Tuba player Marcus Wermelinger, member of the

group for the past year, describes it in a way that can be

interpreted both literally and metaphorically: “Playing

in a group is way more fun than by myself. I can only

play one note at a time, so there is no harmony if I’m

playing by myself.”

One of the benefits of the orchestra is its multigenerational

diversity. It is a place where a retired

high school band director might be sitting next to a

beginner, or someone who is picking the instrument up

after a lengthy hiatus is next to a professional musician.

Those with more experience give tips for phrasing,

transposing, fingering and instrument positioning.

Orchestra members come from at least five neighboring

towns, which brings more diversity to the group; even

those from within Boundary County have significant

differences in their backgrounds. Students come from

backgrounds in public, charter and home school.

Even though Glenda is relatively new to this group, she

is no stranger to teaching music. She took on her first

piano students at the age of just 14, and she has been

teaching ever since. However, the position as orchestra

director is her first experience with teaching adults.

She says, “Although I have accompanied thousands

of adults as a professional pianist in a wide variety of

venues, this is my first experience conducting adults in

an orchestra. So, I am being stretched as a musician. I

appreciate the opportunity to grow in my conducting

skills while coming alongside this group of musicians

and helping them to work together as a team ... creating

beautiful music for our community to enjoy.”

In the past, the Bonners Ferry Community Orchestra

has had only two concerts each year, but in 2019

they added a third. On July 4, prior to the fireworks

display, the orchestra presented an outdoor patriotic

performance at the Boundary County Fairgrounds.

The community responded with a warm welcome, and

the orchestra has been invited back to perform again

next year for the festivities.

Every opportunity to share music with others is

important to Glenda. She is not only passionate

about the development of individual musicians and

the growth of a healthy group dynamic, but she also

believes that music is created to be shared and has

spent her life doing this in various ways.

“My mother taught me to sing, to play the piano and

to love music. She taught how to accompany others as

well. She taught me that music was not just for me to

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"I appreciate the opportunity

to grow in my conducting skills

while coming alongside this

group of musicians and helping

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them to work together as a team

... creating beautiful music for

our community to enjoy."

enjoy, but it was to share with others. She taught

me to cultivate my gifts by studying, practicing,

performing and teaching others to do what I

could do.”

Glenda does all four of these things continually

as she develops her own personal piano skills

that she uses outside the orchestra. In addition

to the many hours she dedicates (as a volunteer)

to the orchestra, Glenda owns and runs Novinger

Music Center, where she instructs more than 65

students. She primarily teaches piano (beginner

to advanced), but she also teaches private lessons

to beginning band students in flute, clarinet, alto

sax, trumpet, trombone and percussion.

The current schedule for rehearsals and concerts

is broken up into three seasons: Fall (September

through December), Spring (February through

May) and Summer (mid-June through July 4).

Orchestra members are not required to commit

for an entire year—participation is open on a

season-by-season basis. But it is not just the

director, orchestra members and support of

community members that is needed for the

orchestra to function. An audience is also key!

Please mark your calendar and be sure to come

enjoy the gift of music with this group.

Rehearsals are currently underway for the next

performance (Winter Delight), which will be

held at Bonners Ferry High School Becker

Auditorium on December 8. This show will be

free to the public. However, the group relies on

donations for all costs, and the money collected

via donation at the door for the Winter Delight

concert will provide the resources needed to

purchase new music for the Spring 2020 Season.

Without the ongoing support of the community,

the orchestra could not exist. Even the space

to rehearse and perform has graciously been

provided by the Boundary School District, as

rehearsals are held in the middle school band

room (6:45 to 8:15pm Thursdays), and the

winter/spring concerts are held at the BFHS

Becker Auditorium.

If you are interested in supporting or participating

in the Bonners Ferry Community Orchestra,

please contact Glenda Novinger at 208.597.1118.

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A MORE NATURAL, ECLECTIC

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Let’s talk turkey. For many of us, there’s nothing so heartwarming

as gathering our friends and family around

the Thanksgiving table. Usually the Luttmann clan

spends Thanksgiving in Boise, gathered around my

mother-in-law’s spacious fully extended dining table, enjoying

each other’s company and all of the delicious food.

For the occasion, my mother-in-law often brings out her

mother’s china and the fancy cut-glass wine goblets that are

reserved for special events. Over the years, I have thought

about these little details and how our culture has shifted, even

since my parents’ generation, to be much more casual. Gone

are the days of agonizing over china and cutlery patterns, or

learning the difference between water glasses and wine goblets.

Even extendable tables have mostly gone by the wayside, with

many people favoring a simple slab design with no moving

parts for crumbs to get caught in.

I would hope that people are veering away from celebrating

with things and are focused more on celebrating with each

other. But, given the rampant use of cell phones and technology

even on Thanksgiving, I’m not so sure. That said, the overall

shift toward simplicity and slow living is a healthy one, in my

opinion.

While many of us do love to see pretty, sparkly glasses and

candles sprinkled around the holiday table, the realization has

set in that it’s the people who make the event special—not the

décor. The focus now is on natural wood elements, handmade

ceramics and simple linens. These simple surroundings allow

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It’s all about enjoying the pieces we have and

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our guests to shine and create an atmosphere

of simple abundance.

This approach is cost-effective as well. Pieces

purchased are expected to be multi-functional

and hard-wearing. Glasses can serve wine,

beer or apple juice and must be dishwasher

safe. Place-settings can be mis-matched

and collected over time. Dining furniture is

tending toward the more eclectic side, as well,

with mis-matched chairs and a sturdy table

taking center stage.

My grandmothers both had sideboards stacked

with pretty, seldom-used dishes. One collected

chinoiserie and the other colorful glassware. I

always loved looking at these pieces but was

never allowed to touch them. Now, people

want to use their collections, not just look at

them. I have a friend who regularly runs his

grandmother’s antique ironstone through

the dishwasher, making every meal feel like a

special occasion.

It’s all about enjoying the pieces we have

and allowing the real personalities to shine

through at our dinner table. The idea is fun,

natural and a little bit funky, kind of like our

dinner guests—or maybe just the cooking!

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F I N A N C

I A L F O C U S

Not Too Soon for End-of-Year

Financial Moves

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones

Financial Advisors Kevin Callos and Merle Ansley.

We’ve still got a couple of

months until 2019 draws

to a close, but it’s not too

early to make some end-ofthe-year

financial moves. In fact, it may be a

good idea to take some of these steps sooner

rather than later.

Here are a few suggestions:

• Boost your 401(k) contributions.

Like many people, you might not usually

contribute the maximum amount to your

401(k), which, in 2019 is $19,000, or $25,000

if you’re 50 or older. Ask your employer if

you can increase your 401(k) contributions

in 2019, and if you receive a bonus before

the year ends, you may be able to use that

toward your 401(k) too.

• Add to your IRA. You have until April 15,

2020, to contribute to your IRA for the 2019

tax year, but the more you can put in now

and over the next few months, the less you’ll

have to come up with in a hurry at the filing

deadline. For 2019, you can put up to $6,000

in your IRA, or $7,000 if you’re 50 or older.

• Review your portfolio. It’s always a good

idea to review your investment portfolio

at least once a year, and now is as good a

time as any. But don’t make any judgments

based solely on your results over the past 10

months. Instead, look carefully at how your

portfolio is constructed. Is it still properly

diversified, or has it become overweighted

in some areas? Does it still fit your risk

tolerance, or do you find yourself worrying

excessively about short-term price swings?

These are the types of factors that might lead

you to make some changes, possibly with

the help of a financial professional.

• Don’t forget about your RMDs. Once

you turn 70 ½, you generally need to start

taking withdrawals—the technical term

is “required minimum distributions” or

RMDs—from your traditional IRA and your

401(k) or similar plan. After the first year in

which you take these RMDs, you must take

them by the end of each year thereafter. If

you don’t withdraw at least the minimum

amount (calculated based on your age,

account balance and other factors), you

face a penalty of 50 percent of what you

should have taken out—a potential loss of

thousands of dollars. So, take your RMDs

before December 31. The financial services

provider that administers your IRA or

401(k) can help you determine the amount

you must withdraw.

• Think about next year’s opportunities.

It happens to almost all of us: A year has

passed, and we haven’t taken the actions we

had planned. So, start thinking now about

what you want to do in 2020 from a financial

standpoint. Can you afford to ratchet up

your investments in your retirement plans?

If you have children or grandchildren, have

you started saving for college? Have you

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long-term care, such as an extended nursing

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A Table for All

FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER TRADITION CONTINUES

By Colin Anderson

Thousands of people have been touched by the generosity of

Chuck Quillin and the staff of the Three Mile Café in Bonners

Ferry. Thursday, November 28, will mark 30 years since the

idea first came to him to host a free Thanksgiving dinner for

anyone who wants to share in the

celebration with him. “It’s open

to everyone, and it’s something I

really enjoy doing,” he said.

A humble man, Chuck started the

tradition because “it seemed like

a good idea at the time,” he said.

“And it still does. Many people

need it, and many people don’t have

anywhere to go on Thanksgiving.

And I get the pleasure of doing it.”

You’ll find all the traditional

Thanksgiving fare of turkey,

mashed potatoes and gravy,

stuffing, scrumptious sides and, of

course, a slice of pumpkin pie for

dessert; all served up in a warm

atmosphere where you’ll be seated

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next to others who have come to share in the friendship and fellowship

of the day. There are usually more volunteers than needed, but if you

would like to offer your time to help with the event, reach out to Chuck

directly at the Three Mile Café. Staff members and community members

continually volunteer their time

serving guests their meals, and

many continue to come back year

after year.

Those looking to partake in the

meal can stop by between 10am

and 1pm on Thanksgiving Day.

The doors are usually open earlier,

around 9am, in order to feed

several hundred people who are

expected each year. The bottom

line is that no one will leave

without a full belly.

“Sometimes we stay open later,

and we don’t quit if someone needs

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as we head forward into the holiday season. Buying from a

community member not only allows you to give a unique,

and sometimes one-of-a-kind gift, but also helps businesses in your

own community. In the coming weeks there are several opportunities

to knock out some early holiday shopping and see some of the really

amazing pieces all made right in your own backyard.

Bonners Ferry Farmers Market’s Holiday Market

While the Farmers Market is closed for the season, the events don’t

end. Swing into Bonners Ferry Middle School on Saturday, November

23, for the annual Holiday Market. Organizer and longtime market

vendor Judy Miller says the sale is just as much about the camaraderie

as the actual selling.

“The community! Visiting as we haven't seen each other since the

market closed for the season and seeing all the pretty crafts and the

happy holiday shoppers,” she said.

Vendors will be set up in the school cafeteria from 9am to 3pm. You’ll

find a wide range of offerings. Foods like honey, winter squash and

other vegetables, flour, jams and jellies will all be on hand. Others will

be featuring handmade furniture, jewelry and photography, knits and

décor, pottery and so much more. There will be a few demonstrations

as well.

The Vintage Christmas Market

Now in its 10th year, the Vintage Christmas Market is another local

favorite stop. Doors at the Fairgrounds will open up on Friday,

November 22, from 9am to 5pm and Saturday, November 23, from

9am to 3pm. Shoppers will have around 20 booths and vendors to

meander through. Warm food and drinks from SoulShine restaurant

will help you stay fueled as you wander about. Antiques are the

showcase here with one-of-a-kind outdoor and holiday decorations,

repurposed goods, and furnishings brought back to life. Handmade

wreaths and garland are also hugely popular items.

Kootenai Valley Mennonite Church Bake Sale

At this sale, local handmade crafts and baked goods are all donated,

and 100 percent of the sale proceeds go to the Kootenai Valley

Christian School. Doors open at 8am on Saturday, November 23, and

things will wind down around 4pm. There will be fresh cider donuts

and burritos for breakfast; soup, rolls, breads, pies and even barbecue

ribs and brisket for lunch until 2pm. Get there early as the food goes

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Kids looking to speak with the man in red himself will want to make

sure not to miss the Celebration of Craft. Santa will be making an

appearance for photos and Christmas wish lists. Sponsored by the

American Legion VFW, the event will be open from 10am to 5pm

on Friday, December 6, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday, December 7.

You’ll find a variety of vendors inside the Memorial/Event Hall at the

Boundary County Fairgrounds.


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BONNERS FERRY

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HUNGRY KIDS?

HOW YOU CAN HELP

BY HANNAH SUCSY WILLIS

PHOTOS BY SHIRLEY ANDERSON

The natural beauty that surrounds

us here in North Idaho can make

it hard to reconcile the fact that

there are kids going hungry here in

our own neighborhoods. We associate certain

images with the concept of child hunger—

cardboard houses in Mexico, crowded innercity

apartments with graffiti across the walls

and bars covering the windows. But the truth

is that there are many children in this county

who are food insecure.

Food insecurity means “the lack of a reliable

safe source of food,” and one in five children in

Idaho is in this position. Of course, numbers

and statistics don’t mean much as long as

they are theoretical—it’s easy to feel removed

from this reality. That is probably why there

are so few people involved in finding a

solution to something that has such profound

consequences in the lives of so many.

However, that number isn’t zero—there are

volunteers who are dedicated to changing this

reality.

It’s been quite a few years now since the schools

in Boundary County adopted a four-day

school-week schedule. But around the time

the schedule change was made, there was a

group of concerned community members who

realized how this would impact children who

relied on meals at school. Three days a week

without much to eat affects a child’s physical,

emotional and social development, not to

mention academic and athletic abilities. The

simple lack of food can quickly develop into

much more complex, harmful situations.

In light of these challenges facing the

children of Boundary County, this group

took action. They formed a program called

BoCo Backpacks with the goal of making

food available to students on the weekends.

Shirley Anderson, the current chairperson, was

one of the charter members. She, along with

fellow charter members Merle Dinning, Janet

Gause and Janis Tucker, poured themselves

into finding ways to make food available to

those who needed it. They knew they would

need help from the community in order to be

successful, and they were right. Shirley says

that people often ask what the program needs,

and her answer is consistently the same in 2019

as it was 15 years ago: people and money!

The mission of BoCo Backpacks is to provide

adequate nutrition to children throughout

the school year. What standard is used

to determine what qualifies as “adequate

nutrition,” and where do they obtain the food?

Food is purchased through Second Harvest,

a food bank in Spokane. Second Harvest has

put together a food kit that supplies minimum

adequate nutrition for a child, according to

research done at the University of Washington.

Since these kits are designed to be enough food

for a two-day weekend, volunteers in Bonners

Ferry re-package the kits with enough food

for three days. Every child who participates

in the program leaves school on Thursday

with enough highly nutritious, convenient

snack foods to make it through the weekend.

Examples of foods provided are milk, canned

fruit, canned ravioli, meat sticks, canned

vegetable soup, and mac and cheese.

There is no waiting list to join the program.

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is as simple as requesting to do so. Each school

year the initial request for participation is low,

but over the course of the school year that

number grows. For example, so far for the

2019-2020 school year, there are only about

80 kids receiving weekly food, but at the end

of last school year that number was closer to

150. As 80 (or even 150) is nowhere near 20

percent of the kids in Boundary County, it is

safe to assume that there are still many kids

experiencing hunger regularly right under our

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Backpacks to expand and to provide for more

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our community is no small task. Thankfully,

there are grants available for programs like

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Community Hospital, Beta Sigma Phi, Eagles, Boundary Consignments,

and Idaho Forest Group (who have designated BoCo Backpacks as the

recipient of their county fair raffle). Several have been contributing to

the cause regularly for years.

As great as the need for financial support is, the need for manpower is

greater. None of these sources would be possible without volunteers to

identify, request and collect the funds. The program is kept running by a

group of seven or eight committee members, which is a tiny committee

when you consider all the working parts of an organization such as this.

These members of the community are the ones who come together to

make decisions regarding all aspects of BoCo Backpacks—everything

from planning fundraisers to working out distribution logistics.

Just as a sports team has individual athletes playing certain positions

according to their unique strengths and talents, this group also

recognizes the complementary strengths and talents of its volunteers.

For example, grant applications are time-consuming and demand an

in-depth knowledge of the process and requirements. BoCo Backpacks is

currently blessed to have Gini Woodward working as their grant writer.

Mike Woodward has dedicated one day a week to retrieving food from

Spokane and then delivering it to each of the five distribution locations

throughout the county (Naples Elementary, Valley View Elementary,

Mt. Hall Elementary, Boundary County Middle School and Head Start).

Several dozen students from the leadership classes at BCMS and BFHS

take turns with tasks such as sorting the food into kits, delivering the

food to students’ backpacks or lockers, and participating in fundraisers.

A key person at each building where food is distributed takes inventory

of food, oversees paperwork and reports back to the committee. Shirley

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is the chairperson, a point person, and along with Janis runs a coloring

contest and booth at the county fair to help gain exposure for the

program.

It is the hope of the committee as well as the hungry kids around us that

you will allow yourself to ask what you can do to be involved. Although

I have to say, if you’ve read this article, you have a pretty good idea of

what is needed from you. That’s right—your time and your monetary

contribution! What does this look like specifically?

• Donate money to help cover the costs of food.

• Join the committee (meets the third Thursday of the month at Trinity

Lutheran Church; additional willing members are always being sought

out).

• Help run the booth at a fundraiser.

• Follow the Facebook page and share posts.

• Invite friends to attend and support fundraisers.

I’ll leave you with the details of the next fundraiser, coming up soon. The

fifth grade students throughout our school district will be decorating

and donating Christmas ornaments. These ornaments will be sold at

the Veterans’ Arts and Crafts Fair the first weekend of December at the

fairgrounds, and they will be used to decorate a tree at the Boundary

Community Hospital where they can be purchased as well. All proceeds

will benefit BoCo Backpacks.

To share your helping hand or your hard-earned cash, search BoCo

Backpacks on Facebook or contact Shirley Anderson at 208.255.9847.


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Established more than 80 years ago, on April 29, 1938, by 12

employees of Potlatch Forests, Inc., P1FCU (Potlatch No.1

Financial Credit Union) is a member-owned, not-for-profit

financial cooperative. The company currently serves members in 15

counties in Idaho, eight in Oregon and the entire state of Washington.

“We were organized by a group of individuals with the desire to make

lending more readily available for employees of Potlatch Forests, Inc.,”

says President and CEO Chris Loseth. “Over 80 years later, we are staying

true to our organizational values while servicing members in a tri-state

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Credit unions can offer lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer

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At P1FCU, they apply the principles of trust, honesty, respect, integrity

and commitment and are devoted to employing, developing, promoting

and retaining the best and brightest employees, which better serves the

needs of their members and the community. They value their members,

and their needs are the first concern Chris has every day. At P1FCU they

work hard to meet those needs to go above and beyond just doing enough

to help but instead creating real value for their member's financial lives.

“I grew up around credit unions and saw the difference credit unions

made in people's lives,” says Chris. “I experienced how a credit union puts

members’ needs first ahead of trying to make a profit from customers.”

Chris says it is truly rewarding to work with a wonderful staff team which

has grown from 16 employees in 1989 to 260 staff members 30 years later.

“We have invested heavily in building strong organizational values we

reinforce daily throughout our organization as we strive to make P1FCU

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He credits the success that P1FCU has seen for more than eight decades

to their members and staff. “Our members have made us what we are

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as a financial cooperative,” says Chris. “Our staff creates a relationship

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USS

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BY DAN AZNOFF

PHOTOS: U.S. NAVY OFFICIAL PHOTOS

The image of PFC Ralph Johnson in fatigues looms over the

mess hall below deck on the technical masterpiece of modern

warfare that bears his name. Johnson is remembered with

more than just the photo that covers an entire wall. The blackand-white

image captures the young Marine in a light-hearted moment

during his deployment in the jungles of Vietnam.

“His spirit and his strength are something the men and women on

this ship reflect on each and every day,” explained Commander Casey

Mahon, captain of the USS Ralph Johnson. “Everybody on this ship

knows the story of Ralph Johnson. We all do our best to live up to that

high standard.”

Johnson was killed in 1968 while on patrol as part of a 15-man

reconnaissance squad at an observation post deep behind enemy lines in

the Quan Duc Valley during the Tet Offensive.

The teenager saved the lives of two fellow Marines and helped warn the

rest of his platoon of an enemy attack by throwing himself on a live hand

grenade. The blast killed him instantly.

Johnson received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic and

selfless actions.

His commendation detailed how his prompt and heroic act not only saved

the lives of the other Marines in the observation point but prevented

the enemy from penetrating his sector of the perimeter and killing the

remaining members of his patrol.

“Suddenly, a hand grenade landed in the three-man fighting hole

occupied by PFC Johnson and two fellow Marines. Realizing the inherent

danger to his two comrades, he shouted a warning and unhesitatingly

hurled himself upon the explosive device. When the grenade exploded,

PFC Johnson absorbed the tremendous impact of the blast and was killed

instantly.

“His prompt and heroic act saved the life of one Marine at the cost of his

(own) life and undoubtedly prevented the enemy from penetrating his

sector of the patrol's perimeter,” according to the report on file with the

Defense Department in Washington D.C.

“PFC Johnson's courage, the inspiring valor and selfless devotion to duty

were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the

U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.”

Johnson was killed less than two months after he arrived for his deployment

in Vietnam. He had been assigned to serve as a reconnaissance scout with

Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division.

Notes of the skirmish on Hill 146 overlooking the Quan Duc Valley

detailed how the American platoon was attacked deep in enemycontrolled

territory by hostile forces employing automatic weapons,

satchel charges and hand grenades.

The decision to honor the memory of the brave Marine was made in

February of 2012 by the Secretary of the Navy Rear Admiral Shoshana

S. Chatfield. The citation cited his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity

at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving

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Newest ship

The newly commissioned Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer

USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) arrived at its homeport of Naval Station

Everett on April 27 of this year, a month after it was commissioned during

special ceremonies attended by more than 7,000 people in Johnson’s

hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.

The ship has been classified as a "restart" ship by officials with the Navy. It

features upgraded electronics and weapons systems controlled by highly

trained sailors enhanced with advanced technology. The USS Ralph

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The warship arrived at the Port of Charleston's

Columbus Street Terminal on March 19 and

commissioned on March 24.

The USS Ralph Johnson is the 64th Arleigh Burkeclass

destroyer in the U.S. fleet. The contract to build

her was awarded on September 26, 2011, to Ingalls

Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The $697.6

million contract was the 30th Arleigh Burke-class

destroyer contract issued to Ingalls Shipbuilding.

The first ship built to the current design was the USS

Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), commissioned in July 1991.

The USS Ralph Johnson is capable of anti-aircraft,

anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, as well as

strike operations, according to an overview issued by

the Navy. The destroyer features several improvements

in terms of ballistic missile defense, an embarked

air wing and the inclusion of mine-detecting ability

compared to earlier versions of the vessel, according to

NavyTechnology.com.

Personal ties

In an effort to build a relationship with the civilian

population, Mahon said the crew of ships assigned to

Homeport Everett have been “adopted” by local cities.

The Ralph Johnson was adopted by the city of Mill

Creek in Snohomish County, while her sister ship, the

USS Sampson, has been embraced by the neighboring

city of Lynnwood.

The adoption offers benefits to the crew of the ship as

well as to the city, according to Councilmember John

Steckler of Mill Creek. Sailors from the Ralph Johnson

were invited to take part in a series of community

activities over the summer in Mill Creek, which

included officers and crew members marching down

Main Street in the city’s annual parade on the Fourth

of July.

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Steckler explained that he hopes residents of his city will extend

invitations to sailors to join families for the upcoming holiday season.

The councilmember plans to have one or more members of the crew

join his family for Thanksgiving.

Steckler was inspired to introduce the adoption after taking a tour of

the ship shortly after it arrived in Everett.

“It is hard for me to imagine being a young person, serving our nation,

who is thousands of miles away from friends and family during the

holidays,” Steckler said. “It is literally the least we can do to thank

these young men and women for their dedication and sacrifice."

Councilmember Mark Bond could not help thinking about his own

son as he explored the command center that controls the weapons of

war. His tour came less than a week after his own son Jordan had been

accepted to attend the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Steckler and Bond were joined by Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin

for the short trip to Seattle in July when the ship sailed south to take

part in the annual SeaFair activities.

Members of the crew have responded with smiles and tears with the

connection to civilians in neighboring communities, according to

their commanding officer.

“We really enjoy coming home to Mill Creek,” said Crewmember

Diana Martin from Bradenton, Florida. “Being from the East Coast,

I had no idea what to expect coming all the way across the country

to Washington state. The people here have been so warm and

welcoming.”

Martin and several of her mates from the Ralph Johnson have rented

apartments in Mill Creek to have “homes on dry land” when they are

off duty.

On the bridge

Ensign Casey Rezac from Gaithersberg, Maryland, spends much of

her duty on the bridge of the Ralph Johnson to prepare for the day she

hopes to take the wheel of the 513-foot vessel.

“This is life in the Navy, “she said with a broad smile. “You train and

train until your actions become second nature. Then, if you qualify,

you’re given an opportunity to put all that training into action.”

Rezac hopes to add her experience on the bridge to enhance her

application to the Naval Academy.

“Becoming an officer was not even on my radar when I enlisted. I was

literally one of those people who joined the Navy to see the world,” she

said. “But the more time I spend on the bridge helping to control this

ship that defends the peace, the more I want to learn about command

and all the responsibilities that go along with becoming an officer.”

Both sailors said they grew up around the water. Enlisting in the Navy

was a natural extension of their interests and their passion to serve.

That was not the case for their captain. Mahon was raised in an Army

family in Syracuse, New York, far from any Navy base or the ocean.

In fact, the future commander was involved with the Army ROTC on

campus when he went to college at Norwich University in Vermont.

“This is not where I envisioned myself while I was growing up in a

landlocked suburb,” said Commander Mahon. “But this is obviously

where I belong.”

Navy regulations limit officers to three commands during their

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active service. The USS Ralph Johnson is his

second opportunity to serve at the helm of a

multimillion-dollar vessel.

The ship, said Mahon, is filled with an array of

technology that is the best in the world. He

praised his young crew for the business-like

approach they display defending the freedoms

that this country was founded on.

Mahon said he has spent long hours in his

quarters studying the namesake of the vessel

under his command. Ralph Johnson, he said, was

a hometown hero in his tight-knit community in

Charleston, South Carolina, who was expected to

do great things when he returned from Southeast

Asia. “There were probably numerous soldiers

and Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice

while on patrol or in firefights with the enemy,”

said Mahon. “But there was obviously something

very special about this young Marine.”

The commander noted that in addition to the

sleek new destroyer stationed in Everett, there is

also an entire medical center in Virginia operated

by the federal government named in memory of

the brave Marine.

The ship is equipped with many of the Navy’s

newest weapon systems, including a Sea Wiz,

a close-in defensive weapon system capable of

detecting and destroying short-range incoming

“There were

probably

numerous soldiers

and marines

who made the

ultimate sacrifice

while on patrol

or in firefights

with the enemy.

But there

was obviously

something very

special about this

young marine.”

missiles and enemy aircraft that have

penetrated outer defenses.

According to one Navy veteran, the

projectiles from the Sea Wiz can be fired at

the waterline of an approaching enemy ship,

causing it to sink within minutes.

With a smile, Mahon said he has given

the Sea Wiz the nickname “Lorelai” after

the character from the television show

“Gilmore Girls.” It’s no coincidence that the

commander’s youngest child is a girl with

the same name.

“There are so many complex computer

systems on this ship that are all tied together

so they work in unison,” Mahon explained.

“The Sea Wiz is a totally separate system so

that it can work independently.

“Like the television character and like my

daughter, the Sea Wiz has a mind of its own.”

Dan Aznoff is a freelance writer who lives

in Mukilteo, Washington, dedicated to

preserving the stories of past generations.

Aznoff was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for

his in-depth coverage of the toxic waste crisis

in California. He can be contacted directly at

da@dajournalist.com.

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LIVING WITH

DIABETES

HAVE A HEALTHY HOLIDAY

BY SHANTEL PLUID, RD, LD,

REGISTERED DIETICIAN,

BOUNDARY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Attending holiday events while managing

your diabetes and keeping your blood

sugars in check can seem like a daunting

task. First there's Halloween goodies

followed by a Thanksgiving feast, Christmas

candies, and then there is a New Year’s Eve/Day

celebration to end it all! All four of these events

occur within three months. Each event is celebrated

with friends, family and, of course, all varieties of

food.

Chances are you will be hosting or attending parties

where multiple guests may have been diagnosed

with either pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. But

there are ways to still enjoy some of the foods your

friends and family cherish without going overboard.

As a host, try to be mindful of some of the tips

below to help these individuals make better choices.

Plan Ahead

• If you are unsure of when the meal/buffet line will

start, be sure to have a small snack, like a low-fat

yogurt or piece of fruit, before leaving for a party.

This will keep your hunger in control so you won’t

run straight for the buffet. As a host, try and have

healthy options available, such as a simple veggie

tray, in case your guests do arrive hungry and are in

need of a quick snack.

• The worst thing you can do is to skip eating all day

to make up for a feast that evening. This causes your

blood sugar to drop and then spike to unsafe levels.

• If you know you’re going to a party or dinner, ask

about the menu in advance. Plan what you’ll eat,

taking note of carb and sugar counts. Eat a sensible

breakfast and lunch prior.

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• Then choose to mingle in a spot farther

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Aim for balance

• Can’t resist splurging on a small slice of

apple pie? Pass on the mashed potatoes or

other carbs at dinner to treat yourself to

dessert. Remember, you don’t have to be

perfect at every meal, just be conscious of

your choices.

• As a host or someone who is bringing a

food item to a party, try and make small

changes to your holiday food item. Instead

of bringing your traditional macaroni and

cheese, maybe opt for a whole-wheat pasta

and veggie primavera.

Be Sensitive

• As family members and host/hostesses

make sure to avoid asking, “Should you be

eating that with your diabetes?” or “Should

you be eating that amount with your

diabetes?” What is eaten once or twice per

year is not going to completely derail your

blood sugar numbers, but make sure you

are not doing it repeatedly over the holiday

season.

• Practice sensitivity with any loved ones

who may not be open to receiving such

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“Give thanks for a

little and you will

find a lot.”

- Hansa Proverb

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Honor

FLIGHT

NATIONAL MEMORIALS, COMRADERY PROVIDE A

CURE TO HEAL OLD WOUNDS

BY DAN AZNOFF

She described the chance meeting

as kismet. That was when Denise

Rouleau of Kenmore struck up

a conversation with the woman

she met waiting for her father to

return from a very special trip to

Washington, D.C.

Both women had fathers coming back to the

Northwest after a memorable journey in 2012

to visit the veteran memorials in the nation’s

capital. The two-day excursion was part of the

Honor Flight program established to serve

veterans in Eastern Washington.

“We realized that there was not an Honor

Flight program to honor veterans who live

west of the Cascades,” said Rouleau. “The

program is a very small way for families and

friends to thank veterans who help defend the

freedoms we all cherish.”

The proud daughter went to work to

correct the oversight. The first Honor Flight

coordinated by Rouleau and her team of

volunteers departed from SeaTac in March of

2013. That flight carried 32 veterans as well

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as 24 staff members, guardians and medical

personnel.

“That number quickly doubled,” she said

proudly.

The group created a partnership with

Alaska Airlines to take groups of veterans to

Washington, D.C. twice every year.

“Alaska has truly taken the concept of the

Honor Flight and made it something that

every veteran will remember for the rest of

their lives.”

According to Rouleau, Alaska has one

“beautiful airplane” dedicated to the program

that is painted to honor “those who served.”

The flight crew wears special uniforms

for the flight, and the pilot makes special

announcements throughout the five-hour

journey to pay tribute to his special passengers.

As of this fall, the Honor Flight program in

Western Washington has transported 1,357

vets to visit the memorials. There is a waiting

list of more than 300 veterans who are taken

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on a first-come, first-served basis. Rouleau said

exceptions are made for medical priorities. The

two-day trip includes visits to the memorials

that honor fallen veterans from World War II,

Korea and Vietnam.

This fall’s flight marked the 10th anniversary of

the program that began with a few free tickets

from Southwest Airlines, according to Spokane

Police Detective Tony Lamanna. He said the

Inland Northwest Honor Flight program began

in July of 2009 with a series of fundraisers that

led to two veterans making the initial trip.

Lamanna said younger vets often serve as

guardians for the older soldiers. The passenger

list for the anniversary flight included six

veterans from World War II, 20 from Korea

and 70 soldiers who served in Vietnam.

In addition to a large contingent of family

and friends, the flights that return from

Washington are often met by high school

marching bands and a “parade-like”

atmosphere.

The Honor Flight and meals, as well as the stay


in the hotel cost, is done completely free

of charge for the veteran. Guardians are

asked to pay their own way.

Generating funds to continue the

program is the ongoing challenge.

Rouleau makes presentations to civic

groups and senior communities on a

regular basis, she said, to raise awareness

and generate donations.

Lamanna said the program in Eastern

Washington began with a $20,000

donation followed by a gift of $70,000

in the form of a personal check and

$75,000 every year from an anonymous

source. He hopes to use the $200,000

grant from the estate of a veteran to

maintain the program.

The police detective did not serve in

the military but works to continue the

Honor Flight program as his way to

thank veterans for their service and

to apologize for the poor way veterans

were treated when they returned from

Vietnam.

The visits to the war memorials can be an

emotional experience for the guardians

as well as the veteran, said Lamanna.

He remembers a foreign tourist who

approached a group of elderly veterans

to thank them from saving her father

from a Nazi Concentration Camp. He

said Koreans often greet passengers

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from the Honor Flight with flowers and a

deep bow.

“Being part the emotional display made that

day was one of the most emotional days

of my life,” said Lamanna. “Second only to

my own wedding day and the birth of my

children.”

A heartfelt thank you to all our veterans.

For those interested in learning

more about Honor Flight, you can

visit PugetSoundHonorFlight.org or

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CHANCE TO VISIT MEMORIALS GOT VETERAN

BACK ON A PLANE FOR FIRST TIME IN 70 YEARS

After being part of 47 missions over enemy territory during World War

II, Lawrence Meier had no reason to ever fly again. That was until he

received a last-minute invitation to join an Honor Flight for a tour of the

war memorials in Washington, D.C

The 94-year-old Meier was one of a select group of veterans who

traveled back to the nation’s capital in July for a VIP excursion to the

National Mall as part of the Honor Flight program based in Western

Washington.

“Promised myself that I would never fly again after that especially hard

landing in Alaska back in ’49,” Meier remembered. “Guess the pilot did a

good job getting us down in one piece after we lost an engine. But I broke

my hand when we hit the ground.”

The Army vet said he enjoyed the trip and the friends me made on the

Honor Flight. The relationship that began with his guardian Dave on the

flight has blossomed into a friendship.

“Like his sense of humor,” said Meier. “We both asked if the plane we

were on was a Boeing 737 Max.”

Meier’s wife Gussie convinced him to fly again by explaining that a road

trip to Washington, D.C. would take two full days of driving. Meier is no

stranger to road trips. He makes frequent visits to Reno when he's not

playing craps at the Red Wing Casino near Olympia.

“Good thing it was last-minute. Didn’t give him a chance to change his

mind,” said Gussie. “Told him it would take 10 times as long as the drive

from our home in Puyallup to Reno.

“That changed his mind pretty quick.”

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LOCAL

SUPPORTING LOCAL

SMALL BUSINESSES ARE SUPPORTING LOCAL ECONOMIES

BY COLIN ANDERSON

Much has been made about how

convenient online shopping has

become. Two-day delivery, same-day

delivery, completely free shipping—

and all of it available with the click of a button from

your couch, office or car. The food industry is also

cashing in on consumers leading busy lives with

portioned boxes of food and easy-to-follow recipes

for a quick dinner. Major grocery chains will do the

shopping for you as you buy your food online and

pick up your pre-bagged groceries curbside without

ever having to push the cart. All signs point to more

and more consumers making their purchases from

home instead of in-person. While convenience and

time saving are some of the most common reasons

for online shopping, often overlooked is the rather

large impact online purchasing can have not just on

local businesses but the entire community.

Small and mid-sized businesses are the backbone of

just about every community across the country. They

are owned and operated by friends and neighbors and

also employ friends and neighbors. Small businesses

are not beholden to shareholders whose interests

are mainly in profitability; rather they can choose to

reinvest their earnings into all sorts of areas of benefit

to the community.

New Jobs

By purchasing household items or gifts, or choosing

your lunch or dinner destination at a locally owned

business, you are choosing to help job growth in your

community. As small business grows, they inevitably

need more help, thus more employees are hired.

Expansion and growth can also lead to promotions

from within that include higher wages and benefits.

Employees who make more are able to spend more,

and often those funds can go right back into the

local business. While it’s never fun losing a reliable

employee, young entrepreneurs who cut their teeth at

a small business and learn how it’s run have a heads

up on starting their own business when compared to

someone working for a larger corporation or retailer.

Employees feel more invested in a small to mid-sized

community business and are more willing to bring

solutions to their employers or create new products

and ideas.

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We care that you know that

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• Our staff are certified I-CAR Gold Class technicians, professionally

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your claim until your vehicle is ready to drive home. All NICRC repair

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Small Business Saturday is November 30, but you can also

choose to make it more than just one day each year.

Community Investment

Just opening the doors to a new business has a major impact on

communities. The storefront needs to be designed and constructed,

marketing and advertising experts are brought in, items are delivered

to the store or restaurant, all of which generally come from additional

local businesses. While corporations and big box stores generously

donate to large national organizations, local business owners tend to

focus on organizations and groups that directly impact their employees

and the community around them. Buying youth sports jerseys, holding a

fundraiser for an employee’s family member who has fallen ill, sponsoring

annual fairs, community theaters, and donations of goods or services to

charitable events all come from generous small-business owners. When

your dollar is spent inside a small business, it is much more likely to

stay in the local community rather than make its way to corporate

headquarters far away. Successful businesses pay local taxes which, in

turn, fund police, fire and education. A thriving downtown scene often

brings in out-of-town visitors, and well-regarded communities can see

their property values increase when local businesses are thriving.

Environmental Impact

Generally speaking, the closer to home you make a purchase the less

of an impact that purchase has on the environment. Foreign goods

are shipped by boat, plane or train and often transported several more

times via truck until they reach a warehouse or storefront. That locally

made barbecue sauce, scarf, wall art or furniture didn’t make near the

trek, often being created on-site or within a short drive of the storefront.

Restaurants that utilize locally sourced grains, meats and produce also

recognize these products are not only fresher but also

lessen their carbon footprint as well.

In 2010, American Express launched Small Business

Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The

country was coming out of one of the worst economic

recessions in history, and the effort was meant to

encourage people to continue to support struggling

small businesses by doing their holiday shopping in

person instead of online. Coming into its 10th year,

the ‘Shop Small’ movement continues to see massive

growth despite ultra convenient online shopping.

According to American Express, in 2018, U.S.

consumers reported spending a record high of an

estimated $17.8 billion at independent retailers and

restaurants on Small Business Saturday. Over the years,

Small Business Saturday spending has now reached a

reported estimate of $103 billion since the day began

in 2010—that’s $103 billion over nine days alone. The

company also reported 96 percent of consumers who

reported shopping on Small Business Saturday said

the day makes them want to ‘Shop Small’ all year long,

not just during the holiday season.

There are many ways to spend your hard-earned

dollars this holiday season. Consider taking a day

to visit some of the various local storefronts in your

community when searching for those unique gifts.

Your purchase helps create jobs, fund local services,

bring care to those in need, and improve the vitality

and feel of your community. Small Business Saturday

is November 30, but you can also choose to make it

more than just one day each year.

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A COMMUNITY OF

GIVING

LOCAL BUSINESS CONTINUES TO GIVE BACK

BY JILLAN CHANDLER

We are fortunate to live in a community where generosity

abounds. And though the holidays are fast approaching,

which is a time that we see many acts of giving

throughout the area, there are local businesses who give

of themselves throughout the year to truly help make a difference right

here in Bonners Ferry. We are proud to highlight one such business that

calls Bonners Ferry home.

Coldwell Banker North Woods Realty is full-service real estate

brokerage here in Bonners Ferry for both buyers and sellers of

residential, vacant land and commercial property. Owner CJ Tuma

purchased the brokerage in 2017. CJ and the rest of the Coldwell Banker

North Woods Realty team takes pride in being part of the Bonners Ferry

community and do their part in giving back whenever they can. “I love

the people, the sense of community and our abundant palate of outdoor

offerings that this county has to offer,” says CJ. “We love sponsoring

local events from children's sports teams to adult demolition derbies

and everything in between.”

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They sponsor Parks and Rec T-ball, soccer, baseball, volleyball and

basketball teams; all Badger sports activities; host a free community

barbecue twice a year; help out in times of need, whether it be pumping

a septic for someone who can’t afford it, getting wood in for a family

who needs it, or hay for a family in need; a free dinner on Veterans

Day for all vets; and so much more! “I love being able to give back to a

community who entrusts us with the amount of business that we do,”

affirms CJ.

“I believe that (giving back to our local community) shows a sense of

thanks and gratitude for being supported as much as we are as a locally

owned family business,” says CJ. “I don’t do it for any recognition; I

truly enjoy being able to help in times of need.” He adds that it’s easy for

anyone to give back and that it doesn’t require money or material items.

“Hold a door, grab someone’s cart and take it back to the store, give

someone a hand—it never hurts.”

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A modern boutique with vintage charm

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You Are Cordially Invited

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

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THE PERFECT

THANKSGIVING GETAWAY

Rainforests of the Olympic National Forest

Story & Photos By Marguerite Cleveland

In the late fall, visitors to the Olympic Peninsula dwindle and the rains pick up again. With annual

precipitation averaging over 100 inches a year, this is one of the rainiest areas in the country. This is the

best time of the year to visit the lush Quinault and Hoh rain forests. By the end of August, they can look

brown and parched, but once the fall rains return, the verdant foliage and ferns green up into a lovely

display. So, pack your rain gear suitable for cool, wet weather; just remember water resistant is not the same as

waterproof. Plan to spend a few days exploring the Quinault Valley, the Hoh Rain Forest and the beaches of the

Olympic National Park.

Where To Stay

The Lake Quinault Lodge was built in 1926 and is the grand dame of lodging in the Olympic National Park.

It sits in the heart of the Quinault Rain Forest surrounded by Douglas fir, Western red cedar and Sitka spruce

trees. The public rooms are warm and cozy with plenty of comfy seating and a big roaring fire in the large brick

fireplace. It is a step back in time, and the staff is warm and friendly. Amenities include an indoor swimming

pool, sauna, game room, a restaurant and a gift shop. Plan your visit to take a break from technology. The lodge

has Wi-Fi, but it is spotty in the rooms. There are some pet-friendly rooms available, and the grounds just beg

to be explored with your favorite pooch in tow.

Another option for a place to stay is on the coast at the Kalaloch Lodge, which has some darling cabins set on

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IT IS TRULY MAGNIFICENT WITH AREAS SO

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ARE STUNNED INTO

SILENCE WHILE THEY OBSERVE THE NATURAL

BEAUTY OF THE VIBRANT GREEN MOSSES

WHICH ADORN THE TREES.

a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean as well as lodge rooms. There are

no TVs, Wi-Fi or phones in the rooms or cabins, so it truly is a getaway.

The Kalaloch Lodge is located a 30-minute drive from the Lake Quinault

Lodge and a 45-minute drive from the Hoh Rain Forest, making it a

good central location to explore the area. The views of the Pacific Ocean

and the sounds of waves crashing on the shore make this the perfect

destination for storm watching.

Where To Eat

There are limited services in the Quinault area, so you may want to bring

extra snacks and drinks with you on your trip. I usually pack a snack box

with a variety of individually wrapped treats and chips, and a cooler with

drinks, charcuterie and some fruit.

The Roosevelt Dining Room in the Lake Quinault Lodge is named

after President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who signed the bill creating the

Olympic National Park. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, it

is one of the few places in the area to eat at. It is known for its panoramic

views of Lake Quinault. The restaurant hosts a Thanksgiving Day Buffet

from 11am to 7pm on Thursday, November 28. Make reservations as this

buffet is very popular with many locals who come to hike and then enjoy

Thanksgiving dinner.

The Salmon House Restaurant is just down the street from the lodge and

is known for its salmon prepared four different ways. Another popular

menu item is old-fashioned Chicken Cordon Bleu, which is cooked from

scratch. A large chicken breast is stuffed with prosciutto ham and swiss

cheese then hand breaded, deep fried and then baked for a delicious,

oozy cheese yumminess.

The Quinault Mercantile is across the street from the lodge and provides

an economical option for food. Snacks are available for sale and they

also have a food window in the rear of the store where you can order

breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are also tables to sit at. All the food is

cooked to order, so don’t expect a quick meal, but it is hot; mostly shortorder

items like burgers and food cooked on the grill.

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The Speci f ics

WHERE TO STAY

Lake Quinault Lodge

Kalaloch Lodge

WHERE TO EAT

The Roosevelt Dining Room

The Salmon House Restaurant

WHAT TO DO

Quinault Rain Forest Auto Tour

Hiking at Lake Quinault

Hoh Rain Forest

Visiting Kalaloch and Ruby Beach

What To Do

You come to the Quinault Valley area to

enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Stop

in at the Pacific Ranger District-Quinault

office, which is next door to the lodge, to

get information about hiking in the area

and taking the Quinault Rain Forest Auto

Tour. Unlike the National Park, the Olympic

National Forest is very pet friendly. Ask a

ranger for recommended hikes with pets.

When you start your auto tour, take a brief

stop before heading out just past the Rain

Forest Resort Village to visit the World’s

Largest Spruce Tree. This 1,000-year-old

giant is one of six record-breaking trees in

the Quinault Valley. The trail is just one-third

of a mile. The 31-mile tour takes you outside

of the congested area to the Quinault Rain

Forest, which is filled with towering trees, ferns and lush green moss.

Keep an eye out for waterfalls and Roosevelt Elk who call this area home.

The loop will end up back at the Lake Quinault Lodge once complete.

Hiking is the best way to experience the diverse ecosystem of the

rainforest. Right across the street from the lodge are more than 8 miles

of interconnected hiking trails which enable you to take a short hike or a

much longer one. Check with the front desk for a trail map.

If there will be a storm during your visit, head to the coast for some storm

watching. The raging Pacific with its crashing waves during a storm is a

sight to behold. The are many viewpoints from your car, or stop at the

Creekside Restaurant at the Kalaloch Lodge to enjoy lunch. Stay toasty

warm while storm watching through the panoramic windows.

On calmer days, beach walks fit the bill. Bundle up as it will be windy,

but the Pacific Coast is worth the chill. You can access 3 miles of beach

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at the Kalaloch Lodge or head further north to visit the stunning Ruby

Beach with its picturesque haystacks and rocky beach. There are a variety

of beach accesses, each with its own unique charm. While on the beach

make sure you pay attention to the tides and never turn your back to the

ocean. Sneaker waves or rogue waves are unexpectedly large waves that

come up higher than the current tide and can sweep people and even

large logs into the oceans.

It is worth the time to drive to the Hoh Rain Forest and hike the worldfamous

Hall of Mosses Trail. It is truly magnificent with areas so beautiful

people are stunned into silence while they observe the natural beauty of

the vibrant green mosses which adorn the trees. The area receives 12 to 14

feet of rain a year, so make sure your rain gear is handy.

A visit to the rain forests of Olympic National Park is a great way to

disconnect from traffic, social media, work emails and all the electronic

devices that can be so stressful. Thanksgiving is a great time to reconnect

with families and unwind before the holiday season begins in earnest.

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CHAI APPLE CIDER POPSICLES

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups apple cider

1-inch peeled ginger

3 cinnamon sticks

14-16 whole cloves

12 cardamom pods or 1 tsp. ground cardamom

8 peppercorns

1 tsp. vanilla extract

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METHOD:

• Add all ingredients to a large pot. Bring to boil then simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

• Remove from heat and once cooled (1 hour) add to a popsicle mold of your choice! (I used this mold, but you

can get innovative and pour into paper cups and place in bamboo popsicle sticks, too.)

• Share them, eat them and enjoy!

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GENERATIONS AT THE

HEMLOCKS

Come out to Generations at the Hemlocks' newly renovated

restaurant where you'll enjoy fine dining with the best service

in a beautiful setting. Their diversified menu features locally

grown produce, meats and wild game, as well as fresh herbs

harvested from their own garden. Open for dinner Friday

and Saturday 4 to 9pm, reservations recommended, walk-ins

welcome.

73400 Hwy 2 | Moyie Springs

208.267.4363 | HemlocksLodging.com

Facebook.com/GenerationsattheHemlocks

We Set

the Standard!

PHO 9B THE NOODLE JOINT

Serving Bonners Ferry customers the best in Asian-fusion

cuisine, you'll find their dishes prepared with only the freshest

ingredients! From Yakisoba with choice chicken, beef sirloin,

shrimp or vegetables, pho made daily using roasted bones and

homemade stock to a variety of teriyaki rice bowls and more,

guests will find a delicious variety of choices. Take out/limited

dine in Monday 11am to 6pm, Tuesday through Friday, 11am

to 8pm and Saturday, 3 to 7pm.

6387 Kootenai Street | Bonners Ferry

208.267.2000

Facebook.com/ Pho 9B The Noodle Joint

CHIC-N-CHOP

At this Bonners Ferry diner, you’ll be treated to wonderful

service and an inviting, homey atmosphere where the staff

treats you like family. Known for their large portion sizes and

customer favorites like the broasted chicken, omelets, pies and

more, they’re open Tuesday through Saturday 4:30am to 8pm

and Sunday 6am to 2pm.

6421 Main St.| Bonners Ferry

208.267.2431

6425 South Main Street

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

208.267.4000

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FEIST CREEK RESTAURANT

At Feist Creek Restaurant the delicious smells and warm

atmosphere make you feel right at home. Serving lunch and

dinner, customer favorites range from their smoked prime

rib and 25 oz. rib-eye steak to catfish and hushpuppies,

homemade fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches and more.

Full bar, pool table, outdoor seating, fish pond and their own

private waterfall make this a destination spot to remember.

Their summer hours are Wednesday - Monday noon - 9pm.

2673 Moyie River Road | Bonners Ferry

208.267.8649

Facebook.com/FeistCreekRestaurant

BADGER'S DEN CAFE AND

LATTE

At Badger's Den Cafe and Latte, you'll be greeted with fast,

friendly service with a smile. On the menu you'll find hearty

and delicious breakfast and lunch items, a variety of specialty

coffee drinks, smoothies and more! In a hurry? There's a driveup

window for your convenience. A stop at this restaurant is a

must for locals and visitors alike!

6551 S. Main St. | Bonners Ferry

208.267.1486

Facebook.com/TheBadgersDenCafe


TWO TONES CAFE

Two Tones Cafe is a restaurant where guests will enjoy

flavors from around the world in dishes made using the

freshest ingredients. With menu options ranging from

Asian salads and nachos, to unique beef and chicken

entrees, burgers, salads and desserts, there's something for

everyone! Indoor and patio seating available. Open daily

11am to 9pm.

6536 Main Street | Bonners Ferry

208.417.304

Facebook.com/ Two Tones Cafe

WATCH YOUR FOOD

BEING MADE FRESH!

MI PUEBLO

Come join Mi Pueblo for a fiesta of flavor! Proudly serving

authentic Mexican food, this colorful diner features dining

in, take-out services and space for larger groups. The

menu is packed full of beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian

selections, including options for smaller appetites or people

with dietary restrictions. Delicious combo meals let you

sample different items, all at wallet-satisfying prices!

7168 Main Street | Bonners Ferry

208.267.4735

Facebook.com/Mi Pueblo Authentic Mexican Food

ALL FRESH INGREDIENTS

SERVING ASIAN FUSION

PIZZA FACTORY

If you're looking for delicious and fresh pizza in Bonners

Ferry, look no further. At Pizza Factory, they proudly serve

up delicious calzones, tasty pasta and, of course, pipinghot

pizzas, using only the freshest ingredients around.

Sit down, grab a slice (or two, or three) and dig in! Open

Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm,

Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm. And ... they deliver!

6637 Fry St. | Bonners Ferry

208.267.7771 | PizzaFactory.com

Facebook.com/BonnersFerryPizzaFactory

EAT FRESH

Pho Soup, made daily using roasted

bones and homemade stock,

naturally gluten free.

Yakisoba

Choice Chicken

Beef Sirloin

Shrimp

Vegetable

Teriyaki Rice Bowls

MONDAY 11AM - 6PM

TUESDAY - FRIDAY 11AM - 8PM

SATURDAY 3PM - 7PM

6387 Kootenai St., Bonners Ferry, Idaho

208.267.2000

Pho 9B The Noodle Joint

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Bonners Ferry

ENTERTAINMENT

Check out what is going

on in Bonners Ferry in

November!

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ENTERTAINMENT

NOV

02

Fall Festival Fashion Show

Fundraising event for BCVS

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

IT’S ALMOST HERE! THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO ATTEND THIS

year’s annual Fall Festival Fashion Show taking place Saturday,

November 2, 6 to 9pm at the Boundary County Fairgrounds. Hosted

by Boundary County Victim Services, attendees can expect a night

of laughter, familiar faces and exciting auction during this evening

fundraising event, all while creating a platform to share knowledge and

resources for victims and families of domestic violence and/or sexual

assault.

“For this event we concentrate on and emphasize togetherness,

community and laughter amongst old friends and new faces,” says

Melissa Krejci, a volunteer with BCVS. “We choose to focus on the

power of togetherness and the impact of neighbors helping neighbors

while we briefly honor the implications of domestic violence and sexual

assault.”

They encourage anyone and everyone to attend, though parents are

advised to use their own discretion regarding bringing children due to

the serious topics discussed.

Last year the event raised $11,000, and proceeds were used to directly

serve victims and survivors to meet their needs. Tickets are $15 and

may be purchased at Under the Sun, The Dressing Room and Bonner

Books. You may also purchase at the door until capacity is reached.

The Dressing Room will be providing fashion items, and Under the

Sun will provide beer and wine. There will also be complimentary

appetizers, and a live auction and silent auction, as well as “Give

Someone Wings” raffle.Purchase a $5 Wings card to be eligible for

multiple drawings for a chance to win prizes throughout the evening.

HIGHLIGHT EVENT

Show your support and get your tickets to this year’s Fall Festival

Fashion Show.

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71th Annual Harvest Sale

Hosted by Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter, the 71st annual FFA Harvest sale will be held

Friday, November 15, 5:30 to 9pm, in the Bonners Ferry High School gym. Dinner will

be served at 5:30pm, with a $5 suggested donation. In addition, they will have live and

silent auction items, and homemade candles for sale. All those attending will be treated

to a family friendly environment filled with some of the best members of the community

in attendance. Proceeds from the sale provide scholarships for FFA members to attend

leadership conferences and career development events. BonnersFerryFFA.theAET.com

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NOV

23

Bonners Ferry Farmers Market Holiday

Market

The weekly summer markets have come to an end, but each November the Bonners Ferry

Farmers Market invites the community to attend their annual Holiday Market and Crafts Fair!

This year’s market takes place Saturday, November 23, in the Boundary County Middle School

cafeteria. Featuring all local, handmade crafts, baked goods, holiday gifts, farm produce and

fine art, it's a great way to spend the day supporting local while getting a head start on your

holiday shopping. The community can stop in to shop and visit with their neighbors and local

vendors from 8am to 3pm. BonnersFerryFarmersMarket.org


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

November

02

FIRST FREE SATURDAY

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DIABETIC EDUCATION

SUPPORT GROUP

NOVEMBER 02

10:00am to 4:00pm

Boundary County Historical Society & Museum

BoundaryCountyMuseum.org

NOVEMBER 11

1:00 to 2:00pm

Panhandle Health Meeting Room

Contact Shantel Pluid at 208.267.3141 ext.

4235 for more information

02

IS A SMALL FARM IN YOUR FUTURE?

NOVEMBER 02

10:00am to 3:00pm

University of Idaho Extension Office,

Boundary County

Find out more by calling 208.267.3235

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23

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

MARKET

NOVEMBER 22 & 23

Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Boundary County Fairgrounds

DON’T

MISS!

02

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

NOVEMBER 02

5:00 to 10:30pm

The Heartwood Center, Sandpoint

CommunityCancerServices.com/events

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MENNONITE CRAFT & BAKE

SALE

NOVEMBER 23

8:00am to 4:00pm

Kootenai Valley Mennonite Church

Find out more on Facebook or by calling

208.267.0620

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STAMPING FRIENDS CLUB

NOVEMBER 07

6:00 to 8:00pm

Chic-N-Chop

KatCowell.stampinup.net

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MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF

SANDPOINT'S FALL SERENADE

CONCERT

NOVEMBER 24

5:00 to 8:00pm

Heartwood Center, Sandpoint

SandpointConservatory.org

10

NOVEMBER

HARVEST MOON CENTERPIECE

WORKSHOPS

10

10:00am to 12:00pm

The Creative Soul Collective

Call 208.610.8806 to register

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SHOOK TWINS 'GIVE

THANKS' CONCERT

NOVEMBER 30

7:30 to 9:30pm

The Panida Theater, Sandpoint

Purchase tickets at Panida.org

DON’T

MISS!

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Traditional Harvest

THANKSGIVING

DINNER

November 28th, 2019

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Reservation Only

Call 208.267.4363

to make your reservation today.

73400 HWY 2 MOYIE SPRINGS, IDAHO | 208.267.4363 | WWW.HEMLOCKSLODGING.COM | F GENERATIONSATTHEHEMLOCKS

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