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Thank you to supporters of Pete Van Dyk Memorial Golf Scramble

The Jerome Tigers Booster Club would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations that helped to make the 19th Annual Pete Van Dyk Memorial Golf Scramble a huge success: Van Dyk Family; Van Dyk Dairy; Marie Van Dyk; Van Beek Dairy; Scales Unlimited; Scarrow Meats; Don’s Irrigation; Allen and Carrie Ploss; Fred Kenyon Repair; Best Western Sawtooth Inn; Bill and Gretchen Esson; Rexroat, Harberd and Association PA; Triple C Farms; D. L. Evans Bank; Mountain View Barn; Northside Journal; Standard Dairy Consultants; Magic Valley Quality Milk Producers; Greg and Rhonda Bartholomew; John and Sherry Busman; Freedom Electric; Farmers Bank; Williams, Meservy and Lothspeich Law Office; Gerty Busman; Vanderham Brothers Dairy; Evans Grain; Northwest Farm Credit Services; Dewitt Diesel; Sudik Dairy; Rabo AgriFinance; Crozier Coachworks; First Federal Bank; Jim Prince Dairy; Jim Prince Trucking; Con Paulos; Chick-fil-A; Epic Travel; Design 125; Idaho Central Credit Union; El Sombrero Restaurant; Buffalo Wild Wings; Jerome Eye Center; Sun Valley Resort; Burnt Lemon Grill; Costa Vida; El Tigre; Rudy’s Cook’s Paradise; the Coffee Shack; Beans and Brews; Choate’s; Lynn’s Kitchen; Renew; Jerome Country Club Golf Course and Pro Shop; Caddy Shack Restaurant; Larry and Debbie Bos; John and Janet Lothspeich; Copy-It; Jerome High School boys basketball; JHS wrestling; JHS varsity baseball; JHS junior varsity baseball; JHS Tigerettes; JHS cross-country; JHS football; JHS boys soccer; JHS tennis; JHS student government; JLT basketball; JLT soccer; JLT softball.

Thank you! We greatly appreciate all of the support!

Allen Ploss

President, and all of the Jerome Tigers Booster Club members

St. Luke’s Magic Valley and Jerome give back

On behalf of our volunteers, board of directors, staff and care receivers — thank you St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation for selecting Interlink Volunteer Caregivers to receive a Community Health Improvement Fund award. The money will be used to reimburse volunteers for mileage accrued while using their own vehicles to transport vulnerable citizens to health-related appointments.

IVC volunteers help senior citizens, the chronically-ill and disabled citizens by providing transportation to their health-care providers — allowing people to remain independent. Volunteers graciously donate their time and use their own vehicles so our friends and neighbors can seek medical treatment, thereby improving their health and quality of life.

Thanks also to Community Relations Director Jody Tremblay and Administrative Assistant Sandy Nuffer for their help with the grant process. Thank you, St. Luke’s, for making a real difference in the lives of so many and for helping IVC give our most vulnerable citizens the “Gift of Home!”

Edie Schab, executive director of Interlink Volunteer Caregivers

Twin Falls

Veteran thanks civilians

I probably speak for many men and women in uniform (or used to be) who felt honored this year by the many gratuitous offerings from local restaurants and merchants during Veterans Day weekend. I had my car washed for free at the Rocket Car Wash; had breakfast with friends at Denny’s and Perkins; and had dinner on Monday at the Golden Corral. There were many other places that offered free services and meals for vets, but one can only eat out just so many times in one weekend! Churches and other places of worship also took the time to recognize and honor vets in their worship services. That felt good and right. Men and women in uniform were saying that American society may have turned a corner in how we recognize the men and women in uniform. These offered their health and safety — and many lost sanity on the battlefields, skies and seas — in defense of life and liberty for America. Families who lost loved ones were honored by the gestures of our community merchants. Thanks kindly! We will come back to these merchants who recognized us this weekend. Many did things in uniform which they cannot talk about because of the pain or just because you had to be there to appreciate it. We only ask to be quietly honored, and that felt good this year. Over and out!

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mark Browne

Twin Falls

The Letters of Thanks column will publish letters of up to 200 words from:

Organizations thanking contributors or supporters.

Individuals thanking public agencies and businesses for extraordinary service.

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