Kerri Thoreson

Listen to your body in matters of the heart

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Hereís a personal historical milestone:On Jan. 17, 2008, I was emceeing the Post Falls Chamberís Annual Awards Banquet. During the evening I felt a bit clammy and muddleheaded and a little short of breath but finished the event. I told my h...

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Creating a wonderful life through his artwork

January 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Terry Lee ended 2018 with a blank canvas, and a big blank canvas it was ó 6 feet wide and 9 feet tall. Two days after Christmas, Terry began to bring the canvas to life with the tools of the artistsí trade, brushes and paint. Over the next ...

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Bring on the new year Ö please!

January 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

Iím an admitted cock-eyed optimist by nature, but as 2018 ended I found myself looking back thinking, ďWhat the heck was THAT?ĒItís hard to recall a year that was personally more challenging and difficult. In January I found myself enmeshed...

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Praise for those who run the cash registers

December 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Merry Day After Christmas, aka EVERYTHING IS ON SALE EVERYWHERE DAY! Hereís to all of the retail clerks, hospitality workers, delivery people, first responders, medical care providers and everyone who has spent the last week dealing with sh...

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Praise for those who run the cash registers

December 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Merry Day After Christmas, aka EVERYTHING IS ON SALE EVERYWHERE DAY! Hereís to all of the retail clerks, hospitality workers, delivery people, first responders, medical care providers and everyone who has spent the last week dealing with sh...

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Lifelong Santa lights the way to Christmas

December 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Authorís note: This story first appeared in The Press on 12/21/05 when this ďdaddyís girlĒ was newly grieving the loss of mine. Each of the fourteen Christmases Iíve celebrated since my fatherís been gone, thereís always a little Christmas ...

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Beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Itís impossible not to be moved by the wonderful spirit of giving and generosity for over a hundred local youngsters and their families during the annual Holidays and Heroes event. Itís a huge event that requires months of planning and logi...

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Real trees at Christmas are gift thatís renewable

December 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Mica Flats farmer and rancher Sherry Mundt shared a perspective of real versus artificial trees that I thought interesting. Some people simply donít like the hassle of real trees, which do require care through the holiday season. She also k...

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Riding the rails for holiday adventure

November 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Trains, planes and automobiles ... weíve now added Amtrak to our mode of travel to see family and friends in North Dakota. When my husband and I planned a Thanksgiving visit with our oldest daughter in Reserve, Mont., (about 10 miles from t...

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Christmas lights and counting blessings

November 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! A favorite quote thatís particularly appropriate in this season of thankfulness: ďAs we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.Ē ó John F....

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