Friday, May 16, 2014

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Hailey plans Memorial Day ceremony
    The Hailey Memorial Day Ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Hailey Cemetery. The theme is “Heaven Was Needing a Hero,” which will focus on honoring those who served in the Korean War. The ceremony will be dedicated in honor of the late Nolan Kreczkowski, a former volunteer for the event.
    The Warhawk Air Museum will be perform a flyover using a P-51C named the “Boise Bee,” piloted by John Maloney and a Curtiss P-40 piloted by Jim Thomas. Brigadier Gen. John Goodale will be the keynote speaker and Major Douglas Uphoff the emcee. Members of four out of the five U.S. military branches participate, as will members of the Boise Highlanders. There will also be music and readings.
    The Hailey Cemetery will be decorated from May 22-26 with more than 400 American flags placed on every known veteran’s gravesite.
    The event is free and takes place rain or shine. Call 309-1959 for details.

Measles outbreak linked to unimmunized travelers
    The recent measles outbreak in both Ohio and California have been linked to unimmunized travelers bringing the disease back from countries where the measles disease remains active, the South Central Public Health District reported Thursday.
    According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 outbreaks have occurred in the United States and a total of 187 cases have been reported in 17 states. 
    It is important that travelers consult the CDC’s website or contact South Central Public Health District to determine the prevalent diseases for the countries they wish to visit. 
“The recent outbreaks overseas and in other states serve as a great reminder for everyone to check their immunization records and get immunized before traveling. Measles is a preventable disease.” said Cheryle Becker, SCPHD family and children’s health division administrator.
    Immunizations are available by appointment at SCPHD office in Bellevue: (208) 788-4335. For more information on SCPHD’s immunization fees and clinic schedule, visit www.phd5.idaho.gov.

Coldwell brokers honored
    Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties has recognized several employees for outstanding achievement in 2013.
    Cindy Kay was honored with the Most Improved award. Jim Kuehn was recognized as Rookie of the Year, an award given to the Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties agent who produced the highest gross commission in his first year with the office. Badell-Melin received the Team of the Year award, recognizing the team that produced the highest gross commission in the office.
    Sales Person of the Year went to Stephanie Reed for her success in the Sun Valley office. In addition, Reed was honored with the Distinctive Angel award in recognition of the agent who gives of herself the most and/or has the most impact on the community.
    “The awards season is always an exciting time for me as I am given the opportunity to recognize some very special performances from last year,” CEO Todd Conklin said.

Zenergy to raise funds for Parkinson’s victim
    Zenergy announced this week that the Ketchum health club and spa is offering discount day passes to raise funds for Jenny Gatehouse, a Wood River Valley resident who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and is seeking to treat the disease with stem-cell therapy. The offer will last through May 31.
    Zenergy announced that single-day passes for all club offerings, including classes, indoor and outdoor saline pools, sauna, eucalyptus steam room, gym and squash court, are available for $15. All proceeds will go into a fund to benefit Gatehouse.
    A website dedicated to the fundraising effort, https://fundly.com/jenny-gatehouse-s-parkinson-s, reported Thursday that 58 donors have contributed to the fund, which currently has a balance of $7,230. The fund goal is $17,000.
    Additional information is available at Zenergy: (208) 725-0595.




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