RUPERT – The 2016 Minico Spartans golf team were not expected to qualify for the state tournament when they pulled through as a team at the district tournament in tough windy conditions May 9 at River’s Edge in Burley. They finished the day with a 68 from Chance Moseley, 77 from Gage Skaggs and a pair of 82s from Joey Gibson and Peyton Orr. The Minico Spartans carried their great play on to the state tournament May 16 and 17 at Falcon Crest in Kuna where they took home third place 4A State trophy. At the tournament’s end, Chance Moseley scored 83-78, Joey Gibson 83-74 (tied for 10th), Matthew Gibson 81-83, Peyton Orr 87-85 and Gage Skaggs 84-82 giving the team a day-one total of 331 and a second-day total of 317 for a 648 overall.
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Rupert Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting “Day Camp 2016” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13-17, at 909 8th St. in Rupert. All kindergartners through sixth-graders are invited for a week of fun activities, arts, crafts, Bible study, games and much more. A lunch will be provided. Call 436-3413 or participants can sign up the first day of camp. (67)
Diabetes Prevention Program 6-8 p.m. May 25 and 10 a.m. to noon june 7 in the boardroom at Cassia Regional Medical Center. Join us and learn how to reduce your risk for developing diabetes, one small step at a time. This class is designed to give you the tools you need to make lifestyle changes that are effective and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Taught by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Diabetes Educators. Please call 677-6035 to reserve your place in the class (classes will only be held if a minimum number of people are registered). There is no charge to attend.
Tuesday, May 24
Mount Harrison Quilt Guild will meet 1:30 p.m. May 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church parish hall, 909 8th St. in Rupert. All members should bring their favorite sewing tool to explain how to use it. Katie Armstrong will present a “challenge block” with instructions on how to make it. The block of the month will be raffled off. All members should bring their latest quilt projects to the “Show and Tell” portion of the meeting. All those who are interested in quilting and learning to quilt are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
A new Grief Share Experience Class, under the leadership of Pastor David Madden, will be begin at 6:30 p.m. May 24 at the Rupert United Methodist Church, 605 H St. The Community is invited to attend this class. There will be many questions answered and hopefully will help anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Perhaps the loss has been some time ago, or just occurred. Regardless of when and need, anyone is welcome to attend. For further questions you may contact the Rupert United Methodist Church office at 605 H St., or 436-3354.
Thursday, May 26
Mount Harrison Quilt Guild will sponsor a quilting class May 26. The class is titled “Billie Kay’s Cathedral Windows.” This four hour class will be held at the McGregor Bldg at the Rupert Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $20 which includes a kit for an 8 inch block. This is a new technique done on your machine. For more information call Katie at 436-9449.
Saturday, May 28
Idaho Roll Call Memorial Ride will be held May 28. Riders are to meet at Let’s Ride in Rupert (270 S Hwy 24). Kick stands up at 9 a.m. for a 100 mile ride. Program and food at 1 p.m. at the Idaho Roll Call Monument in Rupert (7th & Scott). Public Welcome. Let’s Support our Fallen! For more information contact J.R. 208-670-1728; N.A.T. 208-539-2185 or George at 208-650-0104.
Yard sale fundraiser. Relay for Life. 9 a.m.-? May 28 at 214 E. 17th Street, Burley.
Monday, May 30
Memorial day services will be held at Paul Cemetery. The Paul American Legion Memorial Day program will be 11 a.m. May 30 at the Paul Cemetery, 500 W 100 N. The guest speaker will be Pastor Travis Turner, a former Marine from Rupert.
Wednesday, June 1
An area Scout is organizing his Eagle Scout project for the Red Cross. The organization is in need of blood. A blood drive will be held from 1-6 p.m. June 1 at the Acequia LDS Church. Anyone interested in helping the Red Cross and the local Scout can send an email to email@example.com or call 431-5225. Donors can be scheduled into a time slot.
Friday, June 3
Elba Inc. is holding a fundraising dutch oven dinner and auction June 3. Proceeds will go towards a matching grant from the Idaho Heritage Trust Foundation to restore the random rubble stone foundation of the historic Elba Community Building (originally the LDS Relief Society Building) built in 1901. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the grassy area/parking lot west of the Elba LDS Church. The dutch oven dinner will be $10/individual or $30/family. A fundraising auction will follow dinner and kids barrel train rides will be available for a small fee. The building will also be open for tours throughout the evening. If those unable to attend would like to make a monetary or auction donation, please contact Leon or Kay Peterson at 208-638-5569.
Saturday, June 11
Paul American Legion Post 77 will host their Annual German Sausage Breakfast 7-11 a.m. June 11 at the Paul American Legion Hall, W. Wane Street, Paul. Adults $7.50, Children (Under 10 ) $3.50. Tickets at the door.
Sunday, June 12
An Inaugural Flag Retirement will be held from noon to 4 p.m. June 12 at the Historic Rupert Square. With a program at 3 p.m. There will be food, music and raffles. Sponsored by the City of Rupert, Rupert Veteran Memorial and Modern Woodsman.
Saturday, June 18
Golden Heritage Senior Center invites you come and enjoy breakfast June 18. Breakfast will consist of biscuits and gravy, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, hashbrowns, coffee, milk and juice. The cost is only $7 per person. If you would like to help with our breakfast please call Linda at 878-8646 Looking forward to severing a wonderful breakfast.
Mini-Cassia Annual Stock Pistol Challenge will be held June 18 at the Rupert Outdoor Shooting Complex. Sing-in will start at 9 a.m. with a walk-through at 10 a.m. $20 registration fee per category (Revolver and Semi-automatic categories). Competitors must pre-register by calling Loren at 670-4414 or Richard at 312-8135 No Later Than June 3.
SCHOLARSHIPS available to graduating Cassia County High School Seniors planning to attend college in an AG related field. For applications, call the East & West Cassia Soil & Water Conservation Districts at 678-1225 x100 or come into the Burley USDA office at 1361 East 16th Street to pick one up. Scholarship deadline - June 3. (51)
The Burley Junior High Volleyball coaching staff will present a summer volleyball camp from 8:30-11:30 a.m. May 31 through June 1 at the CSI gym. This camp is offered to any incoming fifth through eighth grade students. Registration fee of $25 includes T-shirt. For more information call Jonathan Kendell or Cindy Tolman at 878-6613. (51)
The Burley Junior High Basketball coaching staff will present a summer girls basketball camp from 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 2-3 at the CSI gym. This camp is offered to any incoming fifth through eighth grade girls. Registration fee of $25 includes T-shirt. For more information call Jonathan Kendell or Cindy Tolman at 878-6613. (51)
Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is now required for all new degree-seeking students at the College of Southern Idaho. SOAR events will begin during the first week of summer/fall registration, which begins April 18, and will run through August. Full day sessions will be offered at the main campus in Twin Falls, and at off-campus centers in Burley, Hailey, and Idaho Falls. The cost of $25 per student ($10 per guest) includes lunch, and all handouts and materials. Students with a financial hardship are encouraged to contact the CSI Foundation for a scholarship to cover the registration cost of SOAR. Please call the Office of Admissions at 208-732-6221 with questions or for more information. Detailed information for new students and their families is available at http://www.csi.edu/soar. (80)
Golden Heritage Senior Center invites the public to play pinochle at 1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. Come and enjoy playing cards with old and new friends. Also come and enjoy Bingo every Tuesday. Door open at 5:30 p.m. dinner served for only $3.
The Idaho Mobile Food Bank delivers food from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at First Christian Praise Chapel parking lot, 1100 8th St. in Rupert (by Countryside Care Center). For more information, call the Mini-Cassia Shelter at (208) 436-0987.
Free Cancer Support Group. Every Tuesday 1-2 PM, in the Boardroom at Cassia Regional Medical Center. A light lunch will be served. If you are living with cancer, you are not alone. There is a whole support community behind you. This group focuses on education and emotional support for individuals and their families who are being treated for, or have completed treatment for cancer. This group is open-ended (participants may start at any time). We discuss topics in a safe, confidential environment. Please call Martha Matthews, LSW, at 677-6581, or Lela Andrew at 677-6587 for more information.
Burley Public Library. Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Fridays at 10;30 a.m. Computer Class: Wednesdays at 2p.m.If you have questions, please call the library at 878-7708.
DeMary Memorial Library: Storytime is every Thursday. 10:00 - 11:00 am at the DeMary Memorial Library. 417 7th street, Rupert 436-3874
Free Community Dinner at the Zion Lutheran church, 2410 Miller Ave., Burley, Idaho, First Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Everyone invited for a delicious meal and fellowship. No charge and no message given. Come join and share in our meal.
Celebrate Recovery is held every Friday evening at 6:00pm at Mountain View Christian Center, 317 Mountain View Lane in Burley. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered 12 Step program with “Real People, real issues, real healing!” We meet every Friday night. 6:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner, 7:00 – 8:00 Large Group meeting, 8:00 – 9:00 Small group meeting. Call 678-5460 if you have any questions. We hope to see you at our next event!
Job’s Daughters meetings are held in the evenings, twice a month and are open to girls age 10 to 20. They are a place for young women to come together and gain valuable leadership experience and self-confidence, serve as a part of a team and learn organizational skills, all in a fun-filled and rewarding environment. The girls participate in fundraising and community service projects. If you are interested, or want additional information please call peggy Hess at 208-670-5545 or Carleen Clayvelle at 208-312-5667.
Bingo is held every Friday at the Rupert Senior Center (702 11th Street).Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with a light meal (cost $3.00) served until 6:00 p.m. Calling begins at6:45, Must be 18 years old to participate. Progressive Bingo games.
Teen Anime Club: Every other Monday from 5-7 p.m. DeMary Memorial Library, 417 7th Street, Rupert, 436-3874.
Paul American Legion Post 77 Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Legion Post on W. Wayne Street, Paul. The post also is looking for riders. If you were in the military and like to ride and want to be part of the American Legion and help the veterans in our area contact Wyatt Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 679-1215 for more information.
The Button Club meets the second Saturday of each month at the Prasai Thai restaurant at 426 2nd Ave. East in Twin Falls at 12:00 noon. We are a group of people who collect buttons and meet monthly to learn more about them. We are dedicated to preserving vintage and modern buttons for future generations. Each meeting includes a lesson about buttons. Anyone interested in buttons, or wanting to learn more about their buttons is welcome to attend. For more information, please call 436-6266 or 733-2262.
Do you like to play games? Do you enjoy doing crafts or painting projects? Pomerelle Place is looking for volunteers and donated craft items for these activities; to enrich the lives of the residents (and your life, also). Call Carla Thompson at 677-8212. Donated items can be dropped off at 1301 Bennet Street, Burley.
TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – a weight loss group for both men and women meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Every Friday at the Heyburn Police Department, 1800 J Street, Heyburn. Call Zelma at 312-1119 for more information.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the second Monday of every month at 1 p.m. Meetings are located at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Heyburn, 1250 21st Street. New members are always welcome. For more information call Lowana at 678-7426.
Waggin’ Tails Rescue, Inc. is sponsoring low cost spay and neuters for both cats and dogs. This is a great opportunity to get your pet altered for only $25.To enter their monthly drawing, send your name, your phone number, your pet’s name, indicate whether your pet is a cat or a dog and mail to: Waggin’ Tails Rescue, Inc., 702 18th Street, Rupert, ID 83350.
MiniCassia FreeMed helps people with getting prescription medication that they cannot afford. Many pharmaceutical companies have patient assistance programs that we will help you apply for. There is no charge for this service. We are located in the Rupert Senior Center at H and 11th Street. Call for an appointment 208-219-0980.
Disabled Veterans of your community who served us so well now need our help in return! The Veterans are in desperate need of part-time volunteer drivers to assist them in reaching their medical appointments. We provide the ride, you just drive. You will receive a free physical and training and you don’t even have to be a veteran to help. Please help us with those who have done so much for us. contact the Mini-Cassia Veterans Services at 678-3599 and ask for Georgia.
Overcomers Outreach Christ-centered 12-step recovery meeting. Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Burley, 2262 Hiland Ave., Worship Center room 202.More info Call Joni 670-0948.
Every Wednesday – Café Mom at M4C, 720 J Street, Heyburn. An informal play date for children and moms!10-11:30 a.m. contact Dee 620-779-0757