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Thanks to supporters of fun run

Thank you to all of the participants and businesses who supported the St. Nicholas Catholic School Feel Good 5k Fun Run, benefiting the school’s health and wellness program. In particular, thank you to: U.S. Bank; Stokes; Minidoka Memorial Hospital; Anthon Darrington PLLC; Meadow Gold; 20/20 Produce; Miller Research; Ridley’s; Brewster Cheese; Southwind Farms; Smith’s; Gossner’s; and Magic Valley Produce. Thank you for making my senior project a success.

Jonathan Brumley

Minico High School

Thank you for help with Eagle Scout project

I would like to thank everyone who helped me with my Eagle Scout project. My project was laying almost an acre of sod at the new John V. Evans Elementary School. Thanks to a wonderful community, I was able to raise over $7,000. About $5,000 for sod, and the extra for new outdoor benches at the elementary school pick-up zone.

I would like to give a special thanks to Raft River Sod for giving us an amazing discount on the sod, as well as much needed expert advice. Also thanks to Dustin Heath, principle of the John V. Evans Elementary School, and Debbie Critchfield from the district office for their guidance and support in this project. I would like to give a very special thanks to my mom and dad for helping me with the Eagle project itself, taking me places for donations and helping me with laying all the sod.

Much of the money came from large donations of $1,000 or more from companies like: Teton Trees; Redox; and Arritt, Robins, Waters CPA’s. The Packaging Corporation of America donated $500, and Dr. Kevin Stock donated $300. The following individuals donated $100 or less: Mike Grady; Doug and Sandra Pasley; Dr. Val Garn; Seasons Dental; Jack and Laura Hill; Brent and Lori McMillan; Owen and Loretta Crockett; Kyle Millard; Paul Ross; Wayne and Janet Wright; Gordon and Karen Gunter; Evans and Poulsen CPA’s; Ray and Kathy Muir; Steve and Autumn Tarbet; and Maurice and Cathi Darrington.

Finally, I would like to thank all of those who helped lay the sod. We had about 35 volunteers who gave us an entire evening of their time. It is wonderful to see what our community can do when we work together.

Tyler Muir


Many thanks to Dr. Richard Powell

In November of 2016, Wayne B. Skeem was in hospice care at home, after a stroke left him bedridden. Family friend Dr. Richard Powell came to the house to see him free of charge. He didn’t know Wayne personally beforehand, yet Dr. Powell called the hospice company to get Wayne a better bed to meet his unique needs. He called to get Wayne a physical therapist to come to the house. He wrote up dietary recommendations for Wayne. Our entire family is very appreciative of Dr. Powell’s generous and thoughtful efforts. We call him Super-Doc because we don’t know of any other doctor these days who will take the time and make the effort for their patients or friends the way that Dr. Powell did. We wanted to publicly thank him without naming names — we didn’t want Dr. Powell to get a bunch of calls from greedy people wanting free services; but the Times-News would not publish the story if it did not include names. What Dr. Powell did was worth writing about, however, so we hope this only brings him positive attention and paying clientele. He is a doctor who actually deserves the praise, recognition and rewards that many dream about. Our family would just like to publicly thank him for his outrageous generosity and especially for his humanity. Even the people who were getting paid to care for my father didn’t go to the extreme lengths of care that Dr. Powell did for free. Finding a doctor who is not only intelligent but who also deeply cares about his patients, and who is willing to go the extra mile without any payment, is extremely rare in this world — even if it shouldn’t be. So thank you “Super-Doc.” We hope the whole community takes as good of care of you as you have taken care of us.

The Wayne Skeem family


Thanking Western Magic Valley Realtors

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Western Magic Valley Realtors for choosing Santa’s Cause Inc. as their charity to sponsor in their annual golf tournament. We are so incredibly thankful for the support of our mission to make foster children’s lives better through our Christmas toy drive and our Tooth Fairy program. We are so grateful to reside and work in a community that gives back so much! Words are not enough to convey our deep gratitude to the wonderful people at WMVR. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind and generous donation!

Kelly Peterson, executive director of Santa’s Cause, Inc.

Twin Falls

Many thanks to Neighbors in Need supporters

Many thanks to the many people who supported the Neighbors in Need Raffle with donations, publicity and support: parishioners at Ascension Episcopal Church; Robert Moore; Mychel Matthews; the Times-News; First Federal Savings Bank; Community Quilts; Mickey Tanner; Ilse Hylton; members of Our Savior Lutheran Church; the NiN Committee at Ascension; and all who purchased raffle tickets.

With everyone’s help, we raised more than $1,500, which will allow us to continue to assist families in the Magic Valley who are struggling to meet basic needs. We are so appreciative of the generosity of the Magic Valley.

Cindy Jardine

Chair — Neighbors in Need Committee of Ascension Episcopal Church

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

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Organizations thanking contributors or supporters.

Individuals thanking public agencies and businesses for extraordinary service.

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