Wednesday, April 25, 2007

News Briefs

Kindergarten registration is Tuesday

The Blaine County School District is holding its 2007-2008 kindergarten registration Tuesday, May 1, for students entering kindergarten in the fall. Children must be 5 on or before Sept 1. Parents should bring original state-certified birth certificates, immunization records and proof of Blaine County residency (a physical address).

Students attending Hemingway Elementary will register at the Ketchum grade school Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. Carey School registration and screening is Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Students attending Bellevue, Woodside and Hailey elementary schools will register from 1-7 p.m. at The Community Campus, Hailey. All other kindergarten screening takes place May 14-15 at the same locations as registration.

Croy Canyon forms Honorary Board

Dan Drackett, Connie Porter and Dennis Wright have been appointed to the newly formed Honorary Board for the Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation, a continuing care facility for seniors to be built in Croy Canyon, west of Hailey.

Drackett, a founder and first president of the Foundation, helped establish the project in partnerships with Greystone Communities, the developer and manager of the project as well as Wm. McDonough + Partners, architect for Croy Canyon Ranch.

Porter has been a member of the Blaine Manor Auxiliary and served as its president for nine terms.

Wright, a former Blaine County commissioner, was the liaison between the commission and the Blaine Manor Board, and was instrumental in encouraging the need to replace the aging Blaine Manor with a building that reflects new philosophies in eldercare.

Write's last act as county commissioner was to approve the resolution agreeing to sell Blaine Manor with the net proceeds of the sale to be used by the Croy Canyon Foundation to build the new facility. A special election will be held May 22 for citizens to ratify this decision.

Sun Valley supports Blaine Manor sale

The Sun Valley City Council unanimously endorsed the Blaine County ballot proposal to allow the sale of Blaine Manor and transfer the net proceeds to the Cory Canyon Ranch Foundation for development of a new continuing care retirement facility. A special election is scheduled May 22.

"I think this is great. They have 20 acres, they probably need 200 to accommodate all of us," said Councilman Blair Boand.

If the ballot measure passes a new facility will be located in Croy Canyon, west of Hailey. All Blaine Manor residents will be transferred when construction of the new facility is completed.

Sign up for the Youth Job fair

Businesses and organizations can still sign up for the annual teen job fair, Wednesday, May 2, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Wood River High School in Hailey. Each organization will be provided with one table and two chairs. A manager or employee who is familiar with hiring practices and personnel policies should attend.

Last year's event drew more than 100 students and 20 businesses. More than 60 applications were distributed and completed, and more than 20 jobs attained.

For more information or to register for the event, contact Liz Currie, at Youth Adult Konnections at 727-8736.

Resort golf course scores kudos

The May issue of Golf Digest magazine ranks "The 75 Best Golf Resorts" in North America, with Sun Valley Resort Golf Course in 38th place.

Sun Valley Resort Golf Course ranked above a number of prestigious courses, including The Sea Pines Resort/Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island, The Breakers in Palm Beach, and Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.

The magazine's panel of judges, more than 800 low-handicap golfers, played and rated the courses on criteria that included shot values, resistance to scoring, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning, and ambiance.

Sea Island in Georgia took first place.

Physicals May 2 for school athletes

The South Central District Health Office, with the cooperation of local physicians, is offering physicals to all Blaine County students Wednesday, May 2, at Wood River High School gym in Hailey. The state of Idaho requires physicals for all incoming ninth- and 11th-grade students planning to play school sports. Cost is $15. All funds raised will be donated to a student's school. You must bring an immunization record.

The times for physicals May 2, arranged by the first letter of your last name, are A-I at 5:30 p.m., J-R at 6 p.m. and S-Z at 6:30 p.m. For more details, call Nancy Porterfield at 788-4335.

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