Wednesday, December 9, 2009

News briefs

BAH set for Dec. 10

State Farm Insurance in Ketchum will host the Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau's December Business After Hours event.

The BAH will be held Thursday, Dec. 10, from 5-7 p.m. at 371 N. Main St., above the Burger Grill.

Businesses are encouraged to use this monthly event as an opportunity to network with other members, meet new business operators in town and get better acquainted with the company hosting the event.

Join Hailey library board

The Hailey Public Library is seeking interested applicants to fill two vacancies on its board. Applicants must be full-time residents of Hailey. The board meets once per month to make policy decisions about the library.

Letters of interest can be e-mailed to library Director Nancy Gurney at, mailed to 700 W. Croy St., faxed to 788-2924 or dropped off at City Hall or the library.

Students to trim Christmas tree

Students from Bellevue Elementary School will create handmade ornaments for the Zions Bank Christmas tree and receive a cash donation to their school in return.

Students in more than 60 Idaho and Utah elementary schools are participating in the annual Lights On tradition by making festive decorations to deck the halls of every Zions Bank office.

Fourth- and fifth-graders from Bellevue will decorate a tree, make ornaments and sing carols inside Zions Bank's Wood River Valley office today, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. Teachers, parents and Zions Bank employees will gather with the students in the branch's lobby for the ceremony.

Zions Bank will present a contribution of $250 to the school.

Learn the basics of sciatica

St. Luke's Brown Bag lecture Thursday, Dec. 10, will present information on the sciatic nerve and how physical therapy can help manage symptoms of sciatica.

Physical therapist Kacey Fairfield will speak in the Baldy Conference Rooms from 12:15-1:15 p.m.

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, running from the lower back through the lower body. The term "sciatica" refers to pain that radiates along the path of this nerve.

All Brown Bag lectures are free and no registration is required. Please call St. Luke's Center for Community Health for information on this or other educational programs: 727-8733.

Donations sought for holiday baskets

The Sawtooth Board of Realtors is seeking donations for the Community Holiday Baskets Program.

The Hailey Armory, the former drop-off point, is closed for renovation this year. Space for the program's distribution center was donated by real estate agent Tony St. George and some of his partners. It is located in Woodside Industrial Park in Hailey, at 4130 B Glenbrook Drive.

Gifts and contributions can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout this week. Baskets will be distributed to those in need on Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13.

Stores to hold benefit for Advocates

A fashion show and shopping event to benefit the Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will take place at the Galleria in Ketchum on Saturday, Dec. 12, beginning at 10 a.m.

The day's event will begin with an hourly prize drawings and photos with Santa at 10 a.m. A fashion show will take place at noon. Penelope's café will offer a fashion show menu.

Proceeds from the day's sales of all participating merchants will benefit the Hailey-based nonprofit organization.

Carey to be 'Capital for a Day'

The public will be able to meet with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, selected members of his cabinet and other senior state officials when Carey is Idaho's "Capital for a Day" on Monday, Dec. 14.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carey School, 20 Panther Lane. The governor will join Mayor Randy Patterson, other state and local leaders, and community members for a luncheon at the same location provided by Lava Lake Lamb. The lunch is open to the public.

Guests of honor will include Pete and Freda Cenarrusa. Pete Cenarrusa, a former Carey-area sheep rancher, was a Blaine County legislator and speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives before serving as Idaho's secretary of state for 36 years.

Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, State Controller Donna Jones and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna will also attend.

Smart Growth to hold open house

People can meet Citizens for Smart Growth's new executive director, Nathan Welch, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 3-7 p.m. at the Smart Growth office at 113 E. Bullion St., Suite C, in Hailey.

Enjoy hot drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and holiday cheer. For details, call 788-8813.

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