Archive - Nov 18, 2012
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Affordable Family Dentistry is just thatâ€”affordable. Children through adults are welcome at the practice.
â€śWe keep prices lower so people can afford to come in,â€ť said Dr. Tracy Jenkins, D.D.S. â€śWe fill a little bit of a niche there.â€ť
â€śDid you know more deaths are caused from oral cancer than from cervical cancer?â€ť the doctor asked. â€śI do an oral cancer screening every time a patient comes in. I feel for tumors in the head and neck.
A dentistâ€™s goal is total heath, Jenkins said.
Approximately 20 members of St. John's Catholic Parish in Pingree spent part of Sunday preparing noodles for their annual fundraising bazaar. Parishioners have spent the last three Sundays making noodles for the event.
"We make these noodles and a lot of other things to raise funds for maintaining the church," said Ben DiGiulio, one of those on hand. "It's also a good opportunity to showcase the church."
This year's event will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon to 4 p.m.
A pastor of the Lighthouse Assembly of God is gathering items to take Christmas to an orphanage in Mexico. David Trevizo and his wife, Sonia, have been heading the orphanage assistance every year since 1999, sometimes twice a year. Dirt roads littered with garbage and buildings engineered out of plywood, garage doors and scraps is home to the people of the orphanage. It is a home that is short of healthy meals, clean clothes and new toys, items that the Trevizos want desperately to give to the people of the shanty town.