Friday, May 30, 2008

News Briefs


Chess team checkmates

The Wood River High School chess team has won first place in the state in the kindergarten through 12th grade section, as well as the third place team trophy for ninth grade.

Individual placements included Andrew Uriarte, third place ninth grade and Kitt Connor, second place 11th grade. Dexter Gannon, Kitt Connor and Danny Mills led the attack for the K-12 section, and the scores for Chris Ellis, Nick Bruck and Andrew Uriarte contributed to ninth grade team placement.

In all, 18 students participated, including eight students who had never participated in state competition. Previous team achievements include first place, Ogden 2007, 4th place, State Scholastics 2007, and second place, State Scholastics 2006.

WRMC offers checks and classes

St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center will offer free blood pressure checks at the Ketchum Post Office on Wednesday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The checks will be done by a St. Luke's registered nurse. No appointments are necessary.

A "Brown Bag" lecture on the issues of urinary incontinence will be held 12:15-1:15 p.m. Thursday, June 5. From prevention to simple diagnostic tests and treatment, urologist Dr. Pat McLaughlin will discuss this life-changing problem. Due to the personal nature of the topic, McLaughlin will provide index cards so participants may write down questions and maintain anonymity. The lecture will be held in St. Luke's Baldy Conference Room.

For more information, call 727-8733.

Youths can join Bug Crew

Southern Idaho Biological Control is looking for youths to help wok on the Blaine Bug Crew this summer. The paid position is part-time. Contact petrochb@yahoo.com.

Cheerleaders to perform in Hailey

Alex's Lemonade Stand is a nationwide fund-raiser to fight cancer. Local participants the Soldier Mountain Allstars will perform during a lemonade and bake sale in the parking lot of Albertson's in Hailey on Sunday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Soldier Mountain Allstars, founded four years ago in Fairfield, are competitive cheerleaders who compete nationally with dancing, tumbling and stunting routines

For more information on the group, go to smascheer.com.

Get out for free fishing day

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will host Free Fishing Day at two locations in the Magic Valley region on Saturday, June 7. The events will be held at Gaver's Lagoon at the Hayspur Fish Hatchery near Picabo and at Riley Pond at the Hagerman State Fish Hatchery.

Fish and Game holds Free Fishing Day each year as a way to get people into fishing. At events held throughout the state, experts will be on hand to instruct inexperienced anglers on fishing techniques and how to clean their catch.

At both Magic Valley events, participants will be provided a hotdog lunch, fishing poles to use for the day, tackle and bait. The Picabo event will run from 8 a.m. to noon, while fishing at the Hagerman State Fish Hatchery will last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

People not interested in attending the events can fish any open public waters in Idaho without a fishing license on June 7. Anglers still need to adhere to all of the state's fishing rules regarding size restrictions, legal bait and limits. For more information, call Fish and Game's Magic Valley regional office at (208) 324-4359.

Veterans to put on shows

The Veterans of Custer County Memorial will hold "A Veterans Tribute" in Mackay on June 6, in Challis on June 7 and in Stanley on June 8.

Each day there will be a community potluck, with a show to follow, directed by Sharon Larter Akers. The shows will include military talent, such as the Singing Stripes from the U.S. Air Force Base in Mountain Home, as well as local talent. The show will last two hours and then each city will have a community dance until midnight.

For questions or to make a donation to the memorial, call Jim Bennetts at (208) 879-4488 daytime, or Jan Haugh at (208) 879-2193, evenings.

Y offers yoga workshop

A four-week beginner workshop on yoga will be held at the Wood River Community YMCA with Paula Child. It will begin Thursday, June 5, and go from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Space is limited. Call to pre-register at 727-9622, or visit woodriverymca.org.




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