Wednesday, May 9, 2007

News Briefs

'Promises made' set for Thursday

On Thursday, May 10, at Wood River Middle School, the Blaine District School District will hold "Promises Made, Promises Delivered," an annual talk on goals and accomplishments with Superintendent Jim Lewis. The meeting runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. County resi-dents are encouraged to attend this special meeting.

There will be free child care and pizza for kids during the meeting.

ERC to hold Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep 2007 will take place on Saturday, May 19, across the valley.

All community members, families, teams and indi-viduals are invited to clean up their cities at the an-nual valleywide cleanup hosted by the Environmental Resource Center.

Participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the following locations: Ketchum: Atkinson Park; Hailey: Hop Porter Park; Bellevue: City Park. Volunteers will sign in and receive breakfast goodies, garbage bags, gloves, a clean up assignment and a lunch ticket.

A free lunch will be provided.

Volunteers are needed for morning set-up, post-event clean up and other tasks as well as general cleanup. Those interested in volunteering can call 726-4333.

Hailey BAH scheduled

This month's Hailey Chamber Business After Hours will be hosted by Dr. Ron Fairfax DDS in the outdoor area behind his office on 14 East Elm St.

The event will be held on Thursday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. and will have food and drink catered by Fres-shies.

Hailey Chamber of Commerce's monthly event is open to the public and local businesses and is used to strengthen business networks in the community.

Ketchum-Sun Valley BAH slated

The Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bu-reau monthly Business After Hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the UPS Store at 220 East Ave, in Ketchum. Ric Lum, of Buffalo Bites, will cater the networking event. Everyone is invited to at-tend.

Wake Up With Hailey

From 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, Heidi's Hofbrauhaus will host the Hailey Chamber of Com-merce's Wake Up With Hailey networking event.

Heidi's Hofbrauhaus is located at 411 N. Main St. and the public is invited to mingle with local busi-nesses and neighbors and enjoy breakfast treats and refreshments.

County eyes administrator candidates

As part of an ongoing search to find a replacement for interim Blaine County Administrator Stan McNutt, the county will be hosting a public reception at Heidi's Hofbrauhaus at 411 N. Main St. in Hailey from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10. During the reception, the public will have the opportunity to meet the final four candidates for the position.

Those candidates have been whittled down from an original list of 33 prospective candidates. Their names, released to the public last week by Blaine County, are Richard Nelson, from North Ogden City, Utah, Scott Vargo, from Summit County, Colo., Michael McNees, from Sarasota, Fla., and Jay Harrington, from Tellu-ride, Colo.

Sawtooth's Waldapfel retires

Sawtooth National Forest Public Affairs Officer Ed Waldapfel officially retired last week on Thursday, May 3, after 41 years of public service. Waldapfel has worked out of the forest's headquarters office in Twin Falls.

Until a permanent replacement is named, Julie Thomas will be the acting public affairs officer for the Sawtooth National Forest.

How do you handle arthritis?

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tony Buoncristiani and St. Luke's Center for Community Health will hold a brown bag lunch on "Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Arthritis," 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at St. Luke's Wood River.

For more information, call 727-8733.

Head Start is accepting applications

South Central Head Start is currently accepting ap-plications for the program year 2007 to 2008. The pro-gram serves low-income families and provided pre-school opportunity for children and homes visits that focus on growth and enrichment for parents.

For more information, call 788-0082.

Student is honored in Boise

Amara DiFrancesco of Ketchum and a member of the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council was honored for her volunteer service, Saturday, April 28. She was given an engraved medallion signifying her selection as a Distinguished Finalist in the 2007 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.

DiFrancesco is currently a senior at the Riverstone International School in Boise.

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