OHS drama presents The Rented Christmas

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Volume 101, Number 50 Thursday, December 11, 2014 Published every Thursday at Orofino, Idaho 83544 - Clearwater County - Second Class (USPS 117-340) Section One
Kevin Kempf
Kempf to lead
Idaho Department
OHS drama presents
of Correction
Members of OHS drama are (l to r): back row, Phillip Zweifel, John Wyatt Coil, Autumn Dloughy,
Quinn Kendall, Anna Jaroski; middle row, Dale Kellar and Dustin Wilson; front row, Samantha Buzebee, Emily Gasaway, and Summer Buckman.
The Idaho Board of Correction
recently named Kevin Kempf director of the Idaho Department of
Kempf has been with the department for 19 years. He started
as a correctional officer at Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center.
He went on to serve in a variety of
positions including parole officer,
investigator, section supervisor,
district manager, warden, chief
of prisons and most recently as
IDOC’s deputy director.
“Kevin’s extensive experience in
corrections makes him uniquely qualified to serve as director,”
says Robin Sandy, chairman of the
Idaho Board of Correction. “As he
has risen through the ranks, his
focus has remained on the frontlines where correctional staff has
the difficult and often dangerous
job of managing felony offenders.”
In 2006, Kempf was appointed
to the Interstate Commission for
Adult Offender Supervision. The
commission is the national organization that oversees the transfer
and relocation of felony offenders
across state lines. During Kempf’s
six years as Idaho’s representative, his peers twice elected him
to leadership positions. He first
served as treasurer and later as
vice president of the organization.
“My absolute top priority is the
safety of the people of the state of
Idaho,” Kempf says. “I look forward to working with the board to
assure that offenders are held accountable while offering the tools
they need to those who are ready
to change and become law-abiding
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IDOC employs nearly 2,000 corrections professionals. They are
responsible for the incarceration
and community supervision of
22,000 felony offenders.
As director, Kempf will oversee
the entirety of IDOC’s operations
including its nine prisons, four
community re-entry centers and
seven probation and parole districts. The department has an annual budget of $220 million.
Kempf is a native of Pittsburgh,
PA. He came to Idaho in 1990 to
attend what is now BYU-Idaho.
Kempf and his wife have three
young children. They live in Canyon County where Kempf serves
as bishop for the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Seven-day weather forecast
Wednesday: A slight chance of
rain before 10 a.m., then a chance
of rain after 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy,
with a high near 52. Southeast
wind around 9 mph.
Wednesday Night: Rain, mainly after 10 p.m. Low around 47.
South southeast wind 8 to 10
Thursday: Rain. High near 49.
East southeast wind around 9
mph. Chance of precipitation is
Thursday Night: Rain. Low
around 43. Southeast wind 6 to
8 mph. Chance of precipitation is
Friday: Rain. High near 45.
Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday Night: Rain. Low around
36. Chance of precipitation is
Saturday: A chance of rain.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near
Saturday Night: Patchy fog.
Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a
low around 32.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a
high near 41 and a low around 28.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a
high near 41 and a low around
31. Slight chance of nighttime
Tuesday: A slight chance of
showers. Cloudy, with a high near
This weather forecast is provided by the National Weather Service
in Missoula, MT.
The Rented Christmas
OHS drama will present the
play The Rented Christmas, by
Norman C. Ahern, Jr. and Yvonne
Ahern, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at
7 p.m. in the OJSHS cafeteria.
While walking by a local rental
shop, a lonely bachelor longing for
a real Christmas, decides to “rent”
a Christmas. Mr. Dale wants more
than a decorated house and a tree
with presents. He wants a wife
and five children to fulfill his holiday order.
Anne Weston the rental shop
owner has her hands full meeting
the requirements of this specific order. Problems and setbacks
require creative solutions as Anne
strives to meet the challenges of
Mr. Dale’s specific order.
Join the drama class in this
heartwarming holiday play as
the generosity of the human spirit is revealed. Admission will be
First half of property taxes due Dec. 20
Dawn Erlewine, Clearwater
County Treasurer, would like to
remind property owners that the
first half of 2014 property taxes
are due by Dec. 20.
Because Dec. 20 is a Saturday
this year, payments will be accepted Monday, Dec. 22 without penalty.
There are several ways payment
can be made. It can be dropped off
at the treasurer’s office at room
101 of the Clearwater County
courthouse between 8 a.m. and
5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please bring your tax bill with you.
For your convenience, there is a
payment box (for checks only) located on the courthouse building
at the rear entrance.
Debit and credit cards are accepted in the treasurer’s office, via
the state’s eGovernment service
provider, Access Idaho. The total
amount of your transaction will
reflect pricing through the Access
Idaho electronic payment processor.
Battle of the 6C game, haystack
dinner at Timberline Thursday
You may pay online at www.
You may also mail payments,
including a copy of the bill, to:
Clearwater County Tax Collector,
P.O. Box 707, Orofino, ID 83544.
Questions about your bill can
be directed to 476-5213.
Please help by
turning news
and ads in early
The weeks of Christmas and
New Year’s, the Clearwater Tribune will go to press a day early;
on Monday, Dec. 22, and again on
A haystack dinner, for $5 will be bidding on the silent auction. Monday, Dec. 29. We will be closed
served during the Battle of the 6C Thrivent Financial will match Christmas Day and New Year’s
basketball games with Orofino on $950 of the money raised.
Day, so our employees can spend
Thursday, Dec. 11. Dinner in the The Timberline Booster Club these days with their families.
Timberline cafeteria will begin at will use the funds to purchase This means the paper will be out
student lunch trays. The ones on Tuesday instead of Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Gift baskets packed with ex- currently in use are more than 40 both of those weeks. It also means
citing items will be available for years old.
we will begin putting the paper
together the Friday before each of
those weeks, and our deadline will
be earlier.
If you have ads or news you
would like to turn in for the Dec.
Orofino High Schools’ AP Gov- The wreaths are available in 25 issue, please submit it on Friernment class is selling fresh several different colors.
day, Dec. 19.
holiday wreaths in order to raise Ads and news for the Jan. 1 isfunds for their next trip to the We You may order one by calling sue need to be submitted Friday,
(208) 827-2537.
the People competition in Boise.
Dec. 26.
​AP Government class selling
wreaths for fundraiser
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Classifieds - 8B
Old steam engines have been a much-loved
hobby for the Richardson family, passed on from generation to generation. Dale is shown standing to
the left in the photo in the red hat, with son Brent standing in the steam engine with the caboose hat.
This photo was taken in the summer of 1969. (Happy birthday to Brent, who will celebrate his 50th
birthday Friday, Dec. 12.)
Obituaries - 7A
Court News - 7B
Sports - 8A
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