Community Events

MINI-CASSIA – The local NARFE CHAPTER 1959 will hold their monthly meeting Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Loong Hing Restaurant on Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho at 11:30 a.m.
The speakers will be Mr. Bill Carberry and Mr. O’Donnell from the Twin Falls Airport.
If you are employed or retired with the Federal Government, you are encourage to attend this meeting. This is a chance to hear of the information regarding your benefits and enjoy the company of your fellow co-workers and retirees.
If you have any questions, please call 308-1670.

Volunteer for service
MINI-CASSIA– The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Office staff will join the Southern Idaho Off-Road Association, Magic Valley ATV Riders, Geocachers, Jerome County Commissioners and other organizations to pick up and haul off garbage from the north rim of the Snake River Canyon on May 12, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Members of the public interested in removing trash are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers should plan to meet just north of the Perrine Bridge and east of Highway 93.

May Chamber Luncheon
Join us for the Chamber Luncheon Thursday, May 10, 2012. The event will be located at Wilson Theater, 610 Fremont Street at 12 p.m.
Joel Rogers from Minidoka Memorial “Hospital will be speaking on “Traditional Marketing” and lunch will be catered by the Drift Inn.
Come and join us in a beautiful facility, with good friends, good food and a great presentation!

Race for Youth
The Burley Kiwanis is sponsoring a run (or walk) for the whole family. There will be a one mile race for children, a 5K for all ages, a 10K for all ages and a Duathalon; a 2 mile run, a 12 mile bike and a 2 mile run.
The race will be Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 8 a.m. at 1900 Hiland Ave in Burley.
Registration for these fun events is $15 and you get a great event T-shirt and goodie bag. There will be prizes for the top 3 in each category and raffle giveaways.
Register this week if you want to be guaranteed a shirt in your size!
Pick up registration forms at Bonanza Motors or D.L. Evans Bank in Burley or print a form at

Wizard of Oz
White Pine is putting on the Wizard of Oz and would like the community to come enjoy a fun evening. The performances are Monday, May 14 at 2:10, Tuesday, May 15 at 2:10, Wednesday, May 16, at 2:10 and Thursday, May 17, at 2:10.

Spring Concert
Minico High School will be having their Spring Concert May 15. The choirs of Minico High School will deliver a night of fun entertainment and musical talent. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and located in the high school’s auditorium. Come and enjoy the talent of Minico High schools choirs.

Training for young drivers
The Cassia County Sheriff’s Department is offering the defensive driving course “Alive at 25” to young drivers. The free class is open to drivers 15 to 24 and will be held May 19, 2012, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Cassia County Sheriff’s Department in Burley.
Participants must register online in advance at <>.

St. Nicholas registration
RUPERT – It’s time to register for the 2012-2013 school year at St. Nicholas School in Rupert.
We have openings in both three year old and four year old preschool students, all-day kindergarten, and 1st through 5th grades.
For more information, contact the school office at 436-6320 or or stop by the school between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm at 806 F Street in Rupert.

Senior Center Events
RUPERT – The Rupert Senior Center’s Annual spring plant sale will be held at the Minidoka County Senior Center, at 702 11th Street, Rupert, on Friday, May 11 ,from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mother’s Day Dinner will be held at the Minidoka County Senior Center, at 702 11th Street, Rupert, on Saturday, May 12th at 6 p.m. Dinner will be Parmesan Chicken, roasted red potatoes, vegetable, roll and dessert. Tickets are $10 and are available from any board member at the center. Due to limited seating, tickets will not be available at the door. Call 436-9107 for further information.
An all you can eat breakfast will be held at the Minidoka County Senior Center, located at 702 11th Street, Rupert, on Saturday, May 19th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Adults $6 and children under 12 $3.

Auditions for “The Wizard of Oz”
OAKLEY-Auditions will be held Thursday, May 17th and Saturday, May 19th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the The Wizard of Oz, directed by Walt Robberson, at Howells Opera House in Oakley.
Oakley Valley Arts Council will be presenting this beloved musical July 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, & 28. We are looking for those 6 and older who are interested to bring this classic alive on the Howells Opera House stage.
Please come prepared with a short musical number with either your own accompanist or CD. You will be expected to read from provided script.
For information visit <> or call 677-ARTS/2787. Audition sheets are available on our website. Come join us for a great summer play.

Swimming lessons
Registration for summer swimming lessons at the Oakley Pool is taking place right now. The classes are for all ages. Call Debbie to sign up or for more information at 862-3414.
Aqua Zumba and deepwater toning classes are also available this summer. Come join the fun at the Oakley Pool!

Dr. Kauffman’s office closing
BURLEY – Dr. Amy J. Kauffman will close her General Surgery practice and Hiland Aesthetics on May 25, 2012.
Patients of Dr. Kauffman can pick up a copy of their chart, by calling her office at 208-678-0900 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Friday, through that date.

Boat safety day
On Saturday May 19, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Walcott State Park, will be hosting a boating safety day along with information on the laws for the 2012 boating season.
Free boat inspections by Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office will be offered. There is free admission to Walcott State Park to boaters for the event. For further information please call 434-2320.

Idaho International Music and Dance Festival
The next board meeting for the festival is open to new volunteers! The meeting begins at 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 7th. The meeting will be located at Dr. Blauer’s residence at 163 Aspen Crest, in Burley.

Come to the fair
ALBION – The 2ndAnnual Albion Valley Historical Fair will be held Saturday, May 12, at the Campus Retreat. All are invited but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets for the banquet, beginning at 5:30 p.m., must be reserved. Tickets are $20 per plate and $50 per family of four. Additional tickets cost $10 per family member. They can be ordered by calling Tressa Toner at 208-431-0140 or Sharon Hardy-Mills at 208-673-6699. Raffle tickets cost $2.
The live auction begins at 3 p.m. Feel free to bring donations for the auction and bring the whole family along.

Century Bike Ride
RUPERT – The 7th Annual Century Bike Ride will be held on Saturday May 19, 2012. Check in lasts from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Rupert Square. All riders must register and sign a waiver.
The ride will begin at 9 a.m. and the course loop will be 33 miles. During the ride there will be 2 food and drink stops. Food and drink will be available to purchase in the park and all riders will be given a meal ticket.
Bikes for Kids will receive all the proceeds from the ride. For more information call Rock at 208-678-3764.

Bikes and Barbeque
RUPERT – There will be bikes, barbeque and music on the Rupert Square on May 19, 2012. In addition to the 7th Annual Century Bike Ride, there will be a Benefit Barbecue during the afternoon. All donations and proceeds from the bike ride and barbecue will go to Bikes for Kids!

Feed the World fundraiser
BURLEY – Mountain View Christian Center is holding a “Feed the World” fundraiser – a spaghetti dinner and auction – on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $13 or two for $25.
Contact Anna at 219-9742 or Kerry at 670-0480 for information about this event or to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased online at -feed-the-world . All funds raised will support a mission trip.

Flowers for sale
BURLEY – Cassia High School Green House has hanging baskets and flowers for sale. The flowers range from $15 to $30. Hurry in to be ready for Mother’s Day on Sunday! The green house is open until the end of the school year and is open most mornings until 4 p.m.

Congressional staff holding office hours
Rupert – The congressional staff will be holding office hours next week in Rupert. AJ Church from Senator Crapo’s office, Mike Mathews from Senator Risch’s office and Linda Culver will be available at the city hall from 9–11 a.m.

Registration for Kiwanis soccer
BURLEY – Registration for Kiwanis Fall Soccer now open. Register early for only $10. Sign up will be at Mountain View Elementary on Thursday, May 17, from 5 – 7pm.
Forms can be found online at <>.

RRHS Greenhouse opening
MALTA – The Raft River High School Greenhouse will be open for business starting Monday, May 14th. Our hours are M-F noon until 5:30 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or by special appointment. Please contact Cami Schumann (advisor), Jacki Carpenter or Symaron Harper (student managers) at 645-2220.
The greenhouse offers nine different types of tomatoes, including earlies, cherries, Romas, Yellow Pear, and several heirloom varieties. Sizes from small pony packs to gallon sized pots for $1.50 – $2.50. Three varieties of peppers – Sweet green, yellow bell, and jalapeno for $.75 to $2; Broccoli and purple cabbage; Prices- $1.50 quad pack.
Herbs including basil, thyme, parsley, cilantro and chives. Prices- $.25; Everbear Strawberry plants Price- $1.50
Flowers: All in 4 packs. Prices $1.50-$2.50; Moss Roses (portulaca), Alyssum, Marigolds, Gallardia, Petunias, Salvia.

Shoot to help
RUPERT—Trina Winmill-Robbins and her family need our help. Trina has been diagnosed with cancer and her family does not have medical insurance. To raise funds their family is having a 3D Archer Shoot sponsored by the Minidoka Bowmen.
The archery fundraiser will be May 12, 2012, at 9 a.m. The shoot will be at the Minidoka Bowmen Outdoor range located at 1250 E. 150 N. Rupert, Idaho. To get there take the first left after the Skyline Bar and follow the signs.
Shoot fees will be $35 for family (2 adults and 2 children), $15 for adults, $10 for youth, and $5 for Cubs/ Chicks.
There will be lunch available for a small cost. All proceeds will go the Robbins family for medical treatment of Trina’s cancer.
For more information call Brad Shockey at (208) 431-5586.

Vacation Bible School
BURLEY – The Burley United Methodist Church, 450 E 27th Street, will hold Vacation Bible School June 4-8 from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All children ages 5-10 are welcome. Dinner will be provided.

Witt’s loving heart
BURLEY—Witt Darryl Lewis’ life started out a little rough. He was less than 12 hours old when the doctors declared he had a heart condition—Aortic Stenosis.
The aortic valve was not opening, and since his heart was pumping blood through a tiny hole the left ventricle dilated so the mitral value could not close fully.
After having 3 surgeries, the aortic valve has opened a little more and the left ventricle became smaller but the mitral valve is still not closing.
Currently, the doctors and surgeons are trying their best to figure out the next step of Witt’s life.
Witt’s mother, Meagen Warner Lewis, travels between Sacramento to San Francisco to be with Witt, and though his father, Chancy Darryl Lewis, works in Idaho he makes time to see Witt.
The people who love little Witt, including his father, mother, sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are holding a benefit for him. The benefit will be held Thursday, May 17, at the Burley High School lunchroom from 6 to 8 p.m.
The benefit is a silent auction that will have paintings, beauty and health baskets, a carriage ride, a picture package, braided reigns and more for sale.
There will be a $5 potato bar for those in need of a tasty meal. Music will be playing.
Any and all donations will be appreciated and can be made at any U.S. Bank for Witt’s Loving Heart. Check on Witt at<>.
For more information please call (208) 219-9190 or (208) 670-4024

Empty Pockets Meeting
PAUL – Empty Pockets Coin & Currency Club meeting Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the Paul City Hall Conference Room, 152 S 600 W. For more information call 678-3938.
Golfing Lessons
The Ponderosa Golf Course is offering a series of lessons for beginning golfers starting Tuesday, May 22nd from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The lessons will be every Tuesday for 5 weeks. The cost is $75 and there is limited space available.
For more information call the Ponderosa Golf Course at 679-5730 for more information.
Basketball camp
RUPERT – Minico High School will be hosting the Snowline Basketball camp presented by former NBA player and Coach Jim Boatwright. The camp will be June 11-13 from 12-3:30 p.m.
The camp is for boys grades 6-12 and is dedicated to teaching skills development and leadership characteristics. The cost is $90.
To register please call Adam Johnson 208-431-0257.

Burley Barracuda Swim Team Parent Meeting

BURLEY –The Burley Barracuda Swim Team will be having an informative Parent Meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church located across from CSI. We will be handing out information packets, answer questions and any swimmers who register that night will receive discounts.
The swim season begins on Wednesday, May 30, and ends July 28. Practices are every week day with 6 swim meets throughout the season. If you need more information please contact Jennifer at878-7654 or Darrelyn at 878-4533.

Motorcycle Run
Ph’s It’s Motorcycle Club Chapter 5 is having its 1st Annual Spring Opener on Saturday, May 12 at Let’s Ride Suzuki. There will be a poker run, 50/50 and a raffle that will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Sign in at 10 a.m. and start at 11 a.m. Cost will be $10 per rider and $15 per couple. There will be food at the last stop and the public is invited to attend.
All proceeds will go to the Ann Kontos Memorial Scholarship Fund. For information or to make a donation call Youngblood at 312-5971 or Big John at 219-1313

FFA & third graders
The Burley FFA would like to make you aware of an event we are very excited for.  On Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 – 2:30 and on Thursday from 9 – 11 and 12:30 to 2:30 we will be hosting area third graders.  Third grade students will experience Idaho agriculture through the eyes of Burley FFA members and receive donated products from local producers.
We would like to invite you to come and see Burley FFA in action.

Stamp Out Hunger across America

On Saturday, May 12 2012, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers to help Stamp out Hunger across America. The food drive simple asks for you to leave a bag of non-perishable items by your mailbox to help neighbors in need. Help show your support May 12!

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