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THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER tells the story of one immigrant family and is based on a true story. It celebrates their pioneering spirit, their ebullient joy in living every day to the fullest, their courage, their commitment to family, faith, and the belief that “our blessings aren’t ours to keep, they’re meant to be passed along.”  The score of “Schooner” has been praised by critics as “richly melodic,” “haunting,” “charming,” “folk-like” and “exquisite.”  You will laugh and you may cry.  The director selected this show because of the message it sends.  A great way to start the season and return home with that good feeling.  The production will be November 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30PM and November 3 at 2:00PM at Howells Opera House, 160 North Blaine Avenue, Oakley. Tickets are $10.00 and reservations are recommended.  Call 208 677-ARTS/2787 Monday thru Saturday (9:00AM-5:00PM).  

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    • Recently after the school shooting in Florida, I have been feeling a little bit nervous especially because our school and the high school got bomb and shooting threats.

    • I can’t but wonder what or who promotes the multimillion make-over of the Square in Rupert.

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    • I have come to know Randy Harris

    • I believe the biggest danger in this election cycle is uninformed voters

    • I am pleased to endorse Leonard Beck

    • After 19 years of the Mini Cassia Relay for Life

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Reclaim Idaho visited Burley on Thursday

Reclaim Idaho visited Burley on Thursday, August 23rd, as part of 20 days of action to spread awareness about Idaho's health care coverage gap.  Voters will have the opportunity this November to decide whether to extend Medicaid coverage to 62,000 Idahoans who desperately need it. 

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Wednesday, October 17

Intermountain Homecare and Hospice will be performing free blood pressure checks at the Golden Heritage Center 2421 Overland Ave in Burley on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 11:30 until 1:00pm.  Call 208-678-8844 for more information. 

Saturday, October 20

Painting Class at the MC Fitness and Community Center. 123 S C St. Rupert.  Class starts at 1:30pm.  Ages 12 and up and for all skill levels!  Supplies will be provided.  $35.00 for non-members of the MC Center and $30.00 for members.  Esther Rogers instructs basic acrylic painting skills; bring a friend, enjoy the fun and take home a beautiful piece of artwork you create!   Call or text 208-219-4368 to reserve your spot. To RSVP online go to or and direct message.

The Burley United Methodist Church will be hosting its Annual Harvest Bazaar and Pork Loin Dinner with all the trimmings and a dessert extravaganza!  Saturday, October 20th from 5-7pm. Adults $7, children ages 4-12 $4, children ages 3 and under are free.  Doors open at 4:30 pm.

A Harvest Fair will be held from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. by E-dah-ho Chapter No. 77 Order of the Eastern Star.  It will take place in the Masonic Hall at 113 E. Idaho, Paul, across the street from the Paul Post Office. There will be baked goods, gently used fall clothes, holiday decorations and more. 

Proceeds will be used to benefit their charities including scholarship programs and Make a Wish Idaho.

Tuesday, October 23

The State Tax Commission and Small Business Administration will be providing a no-cost Business Basics workshop for start up businesses.  An introduction to Sales & Use Tax, Income Tax Withholding, SBA New Business Checklist.  Tuesday, October 23rd, Twin Falls City Hall, 203 Main Ave. East, 9-11am.; and Jerome, Con Paulos Chevrolet, 251 E. Frontage Rd, South, 1-3pm.  Same information will be covered at both sessions.  To register contact: Sherry Briscoe, 208-332-3539, or Irene Gonzalez, 208-334-1673,

Thursday, October 25

Minidoka County 4-H Teen Association members are selling frozen pies for the holiday season. 

Frozen pies that are available to order include: Blackberry, Cherry, Dutch Apple, Pecan, Pumpkin, Red Raspberry, and Strawberry Rhubarb for $10 each, or Caramel Apple Nut, Chocolate Creme, Country Apple with maple crust, French Cream Cheesecake, Fruits of the Forest, Peachberry, and Wild Berry Blast for $12 each.  Orders must be placed by October 25.  To order pies, contact any 4-H Teen Association member or the Minidoka County Extension Office at 436-7184.  Pies will arrive on November 15 at the McGregor Center.

Friday, October 26

Paul United Methodist Church Harvest Dinner: Turkey and ALL the trimmings. Dinner is Friday 10/26/18 5-7PM at 127 W. Clark Street, Paul, Idaho. Takes outs welcome.  Please call 208-438-5530. Donation's accepted. Homemade noodles $6/1# bag

Friday, November 16

Rupert Business and Professional Women are offering two $600 scholarships for women who are in the process of attaining more education to improve their job opportunities. Candidates must be at least 25 years of age or older and in their 2nd year in an accredited college or vo-tech facility. Financial need is a consideration. Previous applicants are encouraged to apply as well.  Application deadline is Friday, November 16, 2018.  For more information and to obtain an application, call Anita at 436-4767 or Pam at 431-6072. Please leave a message if we are unable to answer and we will return your call.

Saturday, November 17

The Presbyterian Women will hold their Annual Harvest Luncheon & Bazaar on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church 2100 Burton Ave, Burley. All are welcome, bring a Friend!

Wednesday, November 21

Free Thanksgiving Dinner!  Golden Heritage Senior Citizen Center. 2421 Overland Ave. Burley Idaho. 208-878-8646. Starting at 6:00pm and going until out of food or 9:00pm Contact Forrest Stephens 208-878-8646 or Jack Zarybnisky

Sunday, December 9

The First Presbyterian Church will hold their Annual Christmas Program on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 10:45 am during worship. Please plan to attend and bring a Friend – All are welcome!

Saturday, December 15

The Presbyterian Women will hold their Annual Christmas Brunch & Cookie Swap on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church 2100 Burton Ave, Burley. All are welcome, bring a Friend!

Miscellaneous Events

Golden Heritage Center Menu for the week of October 16 through 22.  Tuesday: Roast Beef; Wednesday: Turkey & Dressing; Thursday: Oven Baked Potato Bar; Friday: Beefy Tomato Mac; Monday: Baked Chicken; Golden Heritage Center, 2421 Overland Ave., Burley. 208-878-8646.

The Mini-Cassia Veterans’ Service Office has instituted new office hours as of October 1, 2018.  The office will now be opened to serve veterans and their families Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Mini-Cassia Veterans’ Service Office is located at 625 Fremont Avenue in Rupert, Idaho.  Appointments for regular hours as well as for other times may be made by calling 208-678-3599.  The Veterans’ Service Office is pleased to serve the veterans of this community. 

The Minidoka County Senior Center is

interested in Catering your future dinner at the

Senior Center, whether it be for Holidays,

Retirement or Recognition. Day, Time and

Pricing is negotiable.  Listed are some menu

items available. Choice of meats: Chicken, Fish,

Beef or Pork {prepared “your” way}.  Served with

Choice of Baked Potato with toppings OR Mashed with Gravy.  Choice of hot vegetable, Green Salad with

Dressings, Dinner Rolls, Desert.  Choice of Coffee,

Punch OR Water.  Call Penny Schell at the Minidoka

County Senior Center for more information. 


Bereavement Education Group (no cost) offers emotional support, education about grieving, and an opportunity to become acquainted with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Groups are open to the community. There is NO COST to attend. Classes are held every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. October 2 - November 6, 2018 at Intermountain Homecare and Hospice, 1031 East Main, Burley, Idaho. To contact us for more information or to register, please call Marcie Bedke, LSW, at (208) 678-8844.  (16)

Cancer Support Group (free): 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. This program is free to participants. A light lunch will be served. Held consecutive Tuesdays for 9 weeks in Cassia Regional Hospital’s Boardroom from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Please call for dates: (208) 678-8844 (17)

Golden Heritage Senior Center, 2421 W. Overland Ave. Burley, 208-878-8646. Lunch: served Monday – Friday 12pm-1pm. Pinochle: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30pm. Thursday Night Pinochle: Potluck at 5:30 pm then Pinochle at 6pm. Bi-Monthly dances with live music: 2nd and 4th Friday night of each month – begins at 7:00pm. Enjoy Creating Art with Shirley: 1:00pm each Thursday, not limited to brush, pen or needle, bring your art projects and enjoy the company of others with an art instructor on hand. Beginning Knitting with Kathie and Verna: 1:00pm each Thursday, bring a size #7 knitting needle and 1 ball of cotton dish cloth yarn.

The American Legions Post 77 would like to thank the men and women who have served our country with courage, honor, and commitment.  The Paul Post would like to invite military veterans to coffee and doughnuts at no charge. Join Paul Post 77 members the last Saturday of every month at the Wilbur C. Hall American Legion Post 77, 132 Wayne Street in Paul, from 8 to 11 a.m.  We hope to have a good turnout and great information to share.  For those planning on attending, please help us get the word out and bring a new veteran with you. You don’t have to be a member of any post or a Veterans organization.  We look forward to seeing and meeting you.  For more information, contact Commander Wyatt Saunders at 679-1215 or Adjutant Damian D. Rodriguez at 679-2550.

Looking for something fun to do?!!!  Volunteer at Pomerelle Place Assisted Living.  Play cards, bingo, bowling, ring toss, and many others. Do you crochet, knit, quilt, crafts?  Come teach or show your technique to residents.

Mini-Cassia Veterans services are in need of drivers to assist disabled veterans to reach their medical appointments.  We provide the vehicle.  Drivers receive a free physical and training.  Contact the Mini-Cassia Veterans services 208-678-3599 for more information.

The Burley Family History Center has new hours:  Monday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Please call (208) 878-7286 for evening appointments.


12 step recovery work group. Are you ready to get sober, and stay sober? Meets 7-8:30pm Wednesday nights.  Wilson Theater Office in Rupert.  Questions? Sheko- 206-941-6574

Al-Anon Steps to Serenity meets 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Burley United Methodist Church, 450 E 27th Street at the corner of Almo Ave. and 27th Street, Burley. Enter through the door located on the west side of the building on the north end – signs will be posted. Contact Mary M. 670-0027 for further information.

Crossroads Bible Church, 1550 Parke Ave., invites those age 3 through the twelfth grade to join AWANA. The program meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the church.

Paul American Legion Post 77 Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30  p.m. at the Legion Post on W. Wayne Street, Paul. The post also is looking for Riders, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion members. If you want to be part of the American Legion and help the veterans in our area contact Wyatt Saunders at or phone 679-1215 for more information.

American Legion Paul Post #77 all veterans to free coffee and donuts. Come, sit, relax, talk enjoy the company of fellow veterans.   Last Saturday of every month 8am to 11am.  American legion post #77 Wilbur C. Hall. 132 Wayne Street,  Paul. For more info contact Commander F. Wyatt Saunders 208-679-1215 or adjutant Damian Rodriguez 208-679-2550

South Central Public Health District is pleased to announce that Fit and Fall Proof™ classes have resumed at Pomerelle Place Senior Living, located at 1301 Bennett Street in Burley. Free classes will continue to be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Wear comfortable clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring a water bottle.

 The Joy of Giving is an organization that provides those in need with the joy and dignity that comes from giving. For more information, or to find out how you can help, call Del Hansen at 208-670-1629 or Cindy Hansen at 208-670-4405.

Be A Girl Scout: The Girl Scout program is fun with purpose! It is based on the Girl Scout Promise and the Law the generations of girls have followed. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience, represent three keys of leadership-Discover, Connect, and Take Action which promoted the Girl Scout mission. The program cannot function with Volunteers. We are in need of Girl Scout leadership and co-leaders in the Burley area. If you are interested or if you would like more information contact Nancy Staffen – (208) 420-6575.

Golden Heritage Senior Center invites the public to come enjoy breakfast every third Saturday of the Month. Breakfast will consist of biscuits and gravy, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, coffee, milk and juice. The cost is only $7 per person and all proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels Program. If you would like to help with breakfast please call Catherine at 878-8646.

Burley High School Bobcat Booster Club is looking for individuals, organizations, and businesses to join.  The group meets 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Burley High School.  Like us on Facebook – Burley Bobcat Booster Club for more information.

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.

Celebrate Recovery is held every Friday evening at 6 p.m. 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!” Dinner is 6-6:30 p.m., large group meeting 7-8 p.m. and small group meeting 8-9 p.m.. 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.

Golden Heritage Senior Center invites the public to play pinochle at 1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 6 p.m. every Thursday. Come enjoy playing cards with old and new friends. Or, come and enjoy Bingo every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Dinner served for only $3.

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.

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.

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

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Wednesday, October 17

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2007 GMC Sierra 4x4 Crew Cab, 6.0 V8, Automatic, Red. The Car Store of Burley, Kaden 208-216-9107 (13)

This is the time of year to cut down those nasty old fruit trees.  I also clean out sheds, garages and attics, and haul it all away!  Barry Robbins 208-219-9653 (13)

Want to buy:  Paying cash for junk cars, trucks, tractors, Call 208-431-1216 – seven days a week, if no answer leave message (in Rupert – since 2004) Free pick up (27)

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BBQ Tools Closeout all in stock Man-Law BBQ tools 25% off!!! StarsFerryBuilding Supplies, Burley 208-678-5562. Visit and click on "Star Items" for more info. (tfn)

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In need of spiritual guidance? Call the LDS Missionaries at 208-219-3267 (tfn)

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Reader Advisory: The National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the above classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada.

Smart Health Dental Insurance. Most dental procedures covered. No waiting periods! Most plans start at about $1 a day! Free, no obligation quote. Call now! 1-855-507-8101

SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB alert for seniors: Bathroom falls can be fatal! Safe Step Walk-In Tub, approved by Arthritis Foundation, therapeutic jets, less than 4" step-in, wide door, anti-slip floors, American-made, installation included. Call 800-379-6390 for $750 off!

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LUNG CANCER? 60 or older? If so, you & your family may be entitled to a significant cash award. Call 1-800-784-7029 to learn more. No risk, no money out of pocket.

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EPA cleaning asbestos site in Burley

 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirms crews are cleaning up a burn site in Burley that is contaminated with asbestos. Two buildings were destroyed in a fire at 1222 and 1226 Overland Avenue in January. For several months the cleanup process was left to the landowner, but on August 17th the EPA took over. The South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) advises residents to stay clear of the site until the cleanup process is complete.