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Learning the farm industry

July 11, 2013

THOMAS — On Wednesday Students moved quietly about their tasks, moving sprinkler pipe, pulling weeds, doing other things farmers do daily.
They are participants in the crop science class at Snake River High School.
Joining them were members of Crop Production Services, which provides
“We’re excited to help because we’re in the fertilizer business,” said Leon Anderson of CPS.
“Most crop consultants average about 55 years old so we’re trying to get
kids interested in farming,” Anderson said of CPS’ participation in the class.
“There’s going to be a whole bunch of openings,”

New fountain donated

July 11, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Patients and staff at State Hospital South (SHS) can now enjoy a water fountain in the flower garden thanks to Idaho State University’s College of Technology nursing students.
The students dedicated the fountain Wednesday afternoon in memory of a
beloved employee, Marvin Welch, who served as psych tech at the hospital
and helped nurture the garden, making it a special place.
He died in 2004.
“He [Welch] helped change the culture here,” said Amos Grim, assistant
director of nursing at the hospital.

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