Friday, February 12, 2010


13,000 hours of volunteering

St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center reported having 175 volunteers throughout 2009. The time they contributed to the hospital totaled 13,000 hours, the same as having six full-time employees.

Anyone interested in joining the hospital's volunteers can call 727-8406.

Local landscape architects receive accolades

Ketchum and Hailey landscape architects won awards of merit at the biannual conference of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Idaho/Montana chapter. Native Landscapes of Hailey won in the category of residential design for a Ketchum project. Eggers Associates of Ketchum won in the category of general design for Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church on Sun Valley Road.

Call to young writers and illustrators

Idaho PTV is accepting submissions for its PBS Go Writers Contest for kindergarten through third-grade students. This will be Idaho Public Television's 16th annual writers contest, which encourages students in kindergarten through third grade to pair their stories with original illustrations to create their own literary masterpieces.

All stories submitted to Idaho PTV are judged in Idaho and all entrants will receive certificates for their participation. Idaho winners will be recognized locally. First place winners also will compete at the national level for laptop computers, digital cameras and mp3 players.

Entry forms and contest rules can be found at any public library in Idaho or downloaded from the IdahoPTV Web site Stories submitted must have at least five illustrations and should be 50 to 200 words for kindergarten and first grade students or 100 to 350 words for second and third grade students. A child who cannot write can dictate to an adult. Stories can be typed or handwritten. A signature of a sponsoring teacher or parent must accompany each entry. Entries must be received by March 25 at Idaho Public Television, PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, P.O. Box 443101, Moscow, ID 83844-3101.

St. Luke's Center for Community Health to offer puberty class

A three-week series of interactive puberty classes for girls ages 9-12 and their parents, "What's Happening to Me?", will take place at St. Luke's Hailey Clinic in the Carbonate Rooms beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The class will continue every Tuesday through March 2. The class is $20 and $5 for each additional sibling. Scholarships are available. For details, call 727-8733.

Call to teachers for summer teacher institute

The Idaho Humanities Council invites teachers to apply for IHC summer teacher institute on Mark Twain. Idaho teachers of all grades and disciplines are invited to apply to attend the Idaho Humanities Council's 2010 weeklong summer institute, "Why Mark Twain Still Matters: Exploring the Mississippi River Books," scheduled for July 11-16 at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.

Successful applicants will receive lodging and meals, texts, and the opportunity for optional college credit. Those traveling more than 250 miles one way may be eligible for a modest travel stipend. The deadline for applications is March 15.

Teachers interested in applying online or in more information about the institute should visit or contact the Idaho Humanities Council at (208) 345-5346.

Rotarun Board seeks new members

Rotarun ski area in Croy Canyon west of Hailey needs help to oversee mountain operations and keep it a self-sustaining community winter recreation area.

Rotarun Ski Club is looking for board members to serve three-year terms; they will attend regular board meetings and make executive decisions regarding staffing, budgeting, capital projects, expenditures and other issues.

Board members are required to chair one of the standing committees and work with staff and volunteers to organize and execute three annual winter events and two summer fundraisers.

The deadline for letters of interest is May 15. For information call Sarah Busdon at 788-1173 or (208) 409- 9562.

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