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Burglary suspects sought Print E-mail

Reward offered in Cloninger’s break in

     Lewis County Sheriff Brian Brokop is currently investigating a break in and theft that occurred on the evening or early morning hours of May 11 from about 11 p.m., to about 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.

     Cloninger’s Harvest Foods was forcibly broken into by an unknown number of assailants. 

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Quilts to be gifted Print E-mail

Quilts of Valor to be presented Monday

     The public is invited to attend the Memorial Day 2015 Quilts of Valor presentations. At 2 p.m. Monday, May 25, quilts will be awarded to our local veterans/soldiers who have been nominated in recognition of their service to our country during a time of war. The presentation will be at the American Legion Hall on Main Street in Kamiah.

     At 7 p.m., a second presentation will take place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post building located next to the post office in Orofino. There are more than 20 scheduled awards at each facility.

     Thanks to the help of local ladies, one fine gentleman quilter, your donations, and special thanks to the Central Idaho Quilters’ Guild for their continued support of these events.

      If you know someone who is eligible for a Quilt of Valor, please nominate him or her at these events, or call Jean Hisaw, local QOV group leader, at 935-0122. You may send your donation to CIQ, P.O. Box 582, Kamiah, ID 83536.

Kamiah PO closed this weekend Print E-mail

Kamiah PO to close temporarily

     The Kamiah Post Office will be closed over Memorial Day weekend for floor maintenance and waxing. The lobby will be closed from 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23 until 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 26. The window will be open normal hours from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 23.

Obituaries, Death Notices in the May 21, 2015 issue Print E-mail

Robert I. Jackson, 95

     Robert I. Jackson left his house Monday, May 15 to be with his family “on higher ground.”5-21-15-obit---robert-jacks

     He was born in Portland, Ore. on April 4, 1920, Easter Sunday. He was 95 just a couple of weeks ago.

     Donna, his wife of 64 years, passed away July 8, 2010. The two of them were something to remember.

     “Bob” to most people, started working in a funeral home prior to joining the Army Medical Corps in WWII. He was a laboratory technician with duty stations in Australia, New Guinea, and the Phillipines. He married Donna Feb. 10, 1945. They started their family in Longview, Wash. He started in the pulp and paper industry there. They then moved to Clarkston, Wash. in 1950. Finally they moved to his dream location in Albany, Ore. to be on the start-up crew for Western Kraft (paper mill) in 1955. His last stop was in Kamiah in 2002. He may have thought this was heaven, since he was 82 years old when he got here. Lots don’t make it that long!

     Bob and Donna had four children, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by Donna, oldest daughter Don Marie, and oldest son Mark. Two of his children are still living; daughter Robin in Albany, and son Randy in Kamiah.

     There will be a memorial service at the Jackson home on July 4, starting around noon to celebrate Bob and Donna’s independence from the earthly realm.


James Andrew Archuletta, 68

     James Andrew Archuletta was born in Holly, Colo. Sept. 26, 1946. He passed away May 13, 2015 in Kamiah from natural causes.

     Jim was raised in Gunnison, Colo. and graduated high school in 1964. After high school he proudly joined the Navy where he honorably served his country. Upon his discharge from the service, he pursued a career with Frontier Airlines in Denver for over 20 years. In 1987, Jim moved to a career with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service at Lowry AFB, in Indianapolis, Ind. where he retired as a Financial Systems Analyst in 2008. After retirement, Jim enjoyed the summers in Kamiah and dreaded the winters in Indianapolis.

     Jim married Pamela Woodard from Gunnison, in 1966 and later divorced. In 1991, he met the love of his life, Donna Withey from Kamiah and they enjoyed a very special friendship until his death.

     Jim had a love of aviation and was an accomplished skydiver. His passion was teaching students and enjoying this sport with all his friends. He also enjoyed woodworking and helping his neighbors with mowing lawns. He was a very devoted father and grandfather.

     He is survived by Donna Withey, her children Arrin, Paul, Sarah and Snickers, his daughter Jodie (Mitchell) Myers of Aurora, Colo., son Steven (Shirley) Archuletta of Peyton, Colo., sister Judy Kading of Boise, brothers Richard Archuletta of St. John USVI, and David (Lori) Archuletta of Cheyenne, Wyo. He is also survived by three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

     Jim was preceded in death by his father Nemacio (NJ) Archuletta and mother Connie. There will be a memorial service in Denver this summer.


Norman Ray Blewett, 78

     Norman Ray Blewett, 78, passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on May 12, 2015.

     A memorial is planned for May 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Rebekah Hall in Kooskia on Main St.

     Bring your favorite dish to share and celebrate his life with the family.


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