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Christmas Tree Fantasy auction is tonight

November 28, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The auction at the Bingham Christmas Tree Fantasy begins at 7 o'clock tonight in the Needlecraft Building on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Fantasy hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Soup and other offerings are available at the Fantasy Cafe that is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The entrance fee to the Fantasy is $2 per person or $10 for the immediate family.

DOE offers free cancer detection tests to ex-INL workers

November 28, 2012

Former Idaho National Laboratory (INL) workers—both union and non-union, workers and management—can now receive a free test to detect early lung cancer.
This program is funded and supported by the Department of Energy .
"In the U.S., there are 160,000 deaths each year from lung cancer," said Steven Markowitz, MD, the occupational medicine physician who directs the screening program. "There are 800 deaths caused by lung cancer each year in Idaho.

Transplant recipient 'pays it forward'

November 28, 2012

Five years ago on the 10th of December Jamie Warren got a new chance at life through a double lung transplant. Warren was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. At 28 she was told she only had 6 months to live and deemed an unfit candidate for the transplant until her lungs had just about taken their last breath. With her lungs functioning at only 11 percent her husband made the decision to put her on a ventilator while the doctors held an emergency meeting to decide her fate. Three days later, Warren was granted a miracle.

Governor brings capital to Aberdeen for a day

November 28, 2012

When students from Joe Ingersoll's AP government class at Aberdeen High School entered the city council chambers on Tuesday, Gov. Butch Otter immediately acknowledged them.
During a lull in taking questions from the audience at Aberdeen's Capital for a Day, he encouraged them to ask their own.
Eventually Carl, one of the students, asked about what tax liabilities and benefits he could receive if he started his own landscaping business.

 

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