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Lowell / Syringa News: ‘Out-of-place’ man breaks down on highway near Lowell


Marie Smith 208-926-0803

— A tall man with a black three-piece suit, white shirt and black tie came walking down my driveway in the pouring down rain last Friday. He had a briefcase in one hand and an expensive black satchel in the other.

His shoes were shiny black loafers with tassels on them, wet and muddy. “Excuse me,” he said, “I’ve broken down along the highway and wonder if you could please call triple A for me.” He waited for help to tow his Mercedes and chatted about the river, soon came help and off he went. He couldn’t have been more out of place if he’d have fallen from the sky into a pig farm, but life goes on here in Lowell.

It’s 8 p.m., not quite dark yet. Selway Road open and clear all the way to the Falls, Highway 12 good going east to Montana and west all the way to the border in Washington. Geese honking as they fly low above the river, wild turkeys spreading their tail feathers looking to mate. It’s spring and you can feel it in the air.

Ray Kimble celebrates his Cinco de Mayo (May 5) birthday each year with a big celebration rafting down the mighty Lochsa. Three Rivers Rafting is happy to kick off their commercial whitewater season in his honor! This Saturday will open the gate to a record season based on reservations, and Happy 40th to Ray!

Watching Peppa Pig on TV with Max; the pigs were all dressed up like cowboys around a little campfire and Peppa asked, “What exactly do cowboys do?” Her brother George answered, “They sing songs, tell stories, and eat beans!”


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