Friday, March 7, 2008

News briefs

How whole is your pet?

The Sun Valley Animal Center, south of Ketchum on Highway 75, will present a talk on "Integrative Veterinarian Medicine—Where East Meets West," with Dr. Heidi Woog at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.

Certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Woog will demonstrate acupuncture procedures for pets and explain how different types of holistic treatments can enhance traditional Western treatments.

Space is limited. Reserve a seat with the Animal Center at 726-7777.

Post offices to offer job exam

People interested in jobs at post offices in Ketchum, Hailey, Sun Valley or Bellevue have an opportunity to register to take the postal exam. The exam will be given in Hailey on April 12 at the Community Campus. The exam is given every few years to apply for job positions in sales, services and distribution. Salaries for full-time positions range from $37,210 to $49,306.

Applicants must apply to take the exam by either registering on the Internet at, or by calling (478) 757-3199. The announcement number is 229208; examinees can only apply once per announcement number. Registering to take the exam closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 17.

More information can be obtained by calling:

· Hailey Postmaster Kathleen Eder—788-2276.

· Ketchum Postmaster John McDonald—726-5161.

· Sun Valley Postmaster Vern Brander—622-5265.

· Bellevue Postmaster Noel Hemenover—788-9770.

Vets offered claims assistance

A representative from the Idaho Division of Veterans Service will be available in Hailey at the Blaine County Service Office to assist eligible veterans with ongoing claims and to take new claims on Tuesday, March 11, from 1 to 4 p.m.

State Service Officer, Milt Smith, will be at the County Services' meeting room located at 219 First Ave. South in Hailey. Veterans can set up appointments with Wilma Colter at 788-5566.

Rotarun reaches out to families

On the last day of its ski season, Rotarun Ski Area, west of Hailey in Croy Canyon will hold Family Fun Day. The event will be this weekend.

There will be music on the deck and a parent child team race with prizes, food and fun.

Register Saturday, March 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. or Sunday, March 9, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Rotarun for the races. The fun will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 9.

Cost is $20 per team, which includes two lift tickets and entry. If a parent wants to race with more than one child it's an additional $10 per child.

Habitat for Humanity wants you

The Blaine County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for a family to qualify for its next project. One home was built already for a family in Bellevue.

Applications are available at the Community Library in Ketchum, the Hailey Library, the Bellevue Library and the Blaine County sheriff's department in Hailey.

Requirements include 250 work hours done on the home by the family. Construction will begin this spring in Bellevue.

For more information call the Habitat for Humanity at 726-0610.

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