Wednesday, May 23, 2007

News Briefs


Make sure children are safe in cars

St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center will hold a car seat safety session 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, outside the hospital's front doors. Certified child passenger safety technicians will help install car seats before participants' babies go home from the hospital. Older children can be fitted properly in their seats.

For information, call 727-8776.

Wilderness course offered

St. Luke's Center for Community Health will present a "Wilderness Awareness and Outdoor Safety" course from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center in the Baldy Conference Room.

Led by Dr. Frank Batcha, the talk will outline how to prepare for and remain safe while enjoying outdoor recreational activities.

For more information, call 727-8733.

BAH set at Roosevelt

The Sun Valley Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau's Business After Hours will be held at the Roosevelt Tavern and Grill, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25. It will be co-hosted by Distinctive Properties. People are encouraged to drop by to do some networking and meet and greet.

Roosevelt Tavern is on Main Street at the corner of Sun Valley Road in Ketchum.

Hotline needs new fireworks locale

Due to changes in Ketchum's downtown, the Crisis Hotline will not be able to set up its popular fireworks booth in the same spot as in the past. The organization seeks another Ketchum location for the booth, which is its largest fundraiser of the year.

Crisis Hotline is a 24-hour, seven day a week crisis referral and intervention service that has served this community for 20 years.

If anyone has open space within Ketchum City limits, contact the hotline's business office at 788-0735.

Nonprofit clinic scheduled

The Idaho Nonprofit Development Center will hold a series of clinics regarding non-profit standards for excellence, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Community Campus in Hailey.

The first session is "Mission & Program." Further clinics will be held Oct. 10, Oct. 24 and Nov. 29.

These clinics are intended to aid Idaho non-profits in understanding and implementing a variety of important policies from conflict of interest statements to financial reporting.

The cost is $95 for two attendees per organization per clinic. Advance registration is required. Discounts apply for qualifying organizations.

To register visit www.idhononprofits.org, or call Russ Lowder at (208) 424-2229.

Name the bus

From mid-April to early-May, KART ran a name challenge contest to solicit name ideas for the newly merged regional organization made up of KART, PEAK and Wood River Rideshare.

More than 136 names suggestions arrived from more than 50 people.

The KART board narrowed the list down based on criteria that included: not too long, catchy, easy to remember, works for a variety of services, overall appeal, and countywide.

The names are: Smart Moves, The Connector, B-Line, The Lift.

The organization is seeking votes from area citizens on which of the four names works best for the new KART-PEAK-Wood River Rideshare organization.

Votes can be submitted to jason@wrrs.org.

Rodeo queens sought

Young women can win a saddle and a crown by participating in the Hailey Days of the Old West Rodeo and Queen Contest, set for July 2-4.

The competition for rodeo queen is sponsored by the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club during the annual celebration. A crown will be awarded in three divisions: Junior Queen must be 8 years of age; Teen Queen must be 13 years old and the Senior Queen must be 18 years of age.

"Contestants will compete in horsemanship, photogenic, speech, congeniality, personality and appearance," said Mary Ann Knight, pageant coordinator. "It's a wonderful opportunity for personal growth, meeting new friends and others interested in the activities and promotion of rodeo."

For more information and an entry packet contact Knight at 788-2722.

Resolution cites Special Olympics

The Idaho Delegation introduced in both the House and Senate resolutions aimed at commending the efforts of Idahoans in bringing the largest sporting event in state history to Idaho.

The 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in February 2009 at several locales in Idaho, centered in Boise. Pirie and Jim Grossman of Sun Valley spearheaded the campaign to bring the games to Idaho. They are acting as directors of the event.

The resolution reads:

"Whereas the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in the State of Idaho: Now, therefore be it resolved that the Senate applauds the goals and principles of Special Olympics, salutes the athletes, coaches, family members, friends and volunteers that make Special Olympics possible; and congratulates the State of Idaho, city of Boise and Idaho Games Organizing Committee as the host for the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games."

Can your dog do therapy?

Therapy Dog, Inc., a nonprofit, internationally recognized dog volunteer organization, will return to the Wood River Valley to provide training to dogs and their handlers. The training can help a dog be accepted into the St. Luke's Wood River Pet Therapy program.

Basic control will be monitored at Rotary Park in Ketchum on Saturday, June 2, followed by three separate observations of dog and handler at Blaine Manor in Hailey. The three observed visits will take place on Sunday, June 3, Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10.

Once these visits are completed, participants will be a registered "team" with Therapy Dogs, Inc. Certain veterinarian records of pets will be required to register.

For more information on times contact Nancy Mulroney, 727-8407.




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