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Local woman has made almost 30 ornate gingerbread houses all while fighting cancer

LAVA HOT SPRINGS — A local woman battling cancer has found peace during the holiday season in an unexpected way. Almost seven years ago, Geri Hansen was diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. By the time doctors discovered it, she had a tumor in her saliva gland, and the cancer was in most of her lymph nodes, spleen, skin and bones. Hansen has undergone eight surgeries in the past seven years.
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Gateway Habitat for Humanity Restore giving away bikes

POCATELLO — Gateway Habitat for Humanity Restore is giving away three donated bikes to deserving local families. The store is giving away an adult-sized bike and a pair of bikes for children between 7 and 14 years old. The store is accepting one-paragraph essays from parents and children explaining why they need a bike.
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Pocatello police union gives food bank more than $12,000, 107 turkeys

POCATELLO — The Pocatello police union presented the Idaho Food Bank's local warehouse with a check Wednesday for $12,352 to help local families in need. Officials at the food bank estimate the funds are sufficient to provide about 96,000 meals to community members. Furthermore, an anonymous donor agreed to match the donation dollar for dollar.
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Fewer free holiday meal options available to Pocatello area residents

POCATELLO — Area residents who don’t have a place to go for the Thanksgiving holiday may have a tougher time finding a free holiday meal than during previous years. Officials at Pocatello Senior Activity Center, located at 427 N. Sixth Ave., confirmed they’ll be hosting free meals for member who are 60 and older. Seniors who aren’t currently members will have the option of filling out a membership form when they receive their meals to become eligible. Call 208-233-1212 to order curbside service or delivery. Seniors may also dine in, and donations will be accepted.
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Artwork donated to Bingham Crisis Center

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham Crisis Center has been building more rooms for women and children who are victims of domestic and sexual violence, and the Bingham Arts Council has had several artists donate artwork for these spaces. Scott Smith, the center’s executive director, recently welcomed the artists donating to the...
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Kettle campaign kicks off in Blackfoot

BLACKFOOT — The area kickoff for the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign was held Monday at the Blackfoot location for the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA). The event is designed to bring attention to the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign and to recruit bell ringers not only in the Blackfoot area,...
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Boise-based organization donates $16K to ISU nursing students

POCATELLO — A recent $16,000 donation is just the latest in the continued efforts of a Boise organization in honoring its namesake. The John William Jackson Fund was formed about 20 years ago, following the 1994 death of founder Bill “Action” Jackson’s son. This latest donation, which pushed the organization’s annual total over $100,000, provided scholarships to eight nursing students at Idaho State University.
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Elks DOES host spaghetti feed fundraiser

BLACKFOOT – The DOES, the main auxiliary of the Elks Lodge in Blackfoot, held their annual spaghetti feed on Saturday and from all indications, the event was a success. The dinner, one of the more popular events that are held by the DOES to help raise money for the many charitable contributions they make during the course of the year, was expected to serve around 100-150 meals Saturday night.
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Tom and Shirley Mills celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Tom and Shirley Mills were married on Nov. 27, 1971 in the American Falls Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel. On this special day 50 years ago, they were married by Bishop Lynn Johnson. Janice Buchholz, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Janet Lish was maid of honor, and Donna Robinson and Kimberly Buchholz were bridesmaids. Apricot rosebuds and mint-green carnations formed the bride’s bouquet.
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Bikers for Blood Community Blood Drive scheduled Dec. 9

POCATELLO — Did you ever think you’d see an angel riding a Harley? Or how about one who wears a leather jacket? Well, you’ll see plenty of motorcycle riding, leather-wearing angels, and many others, at the 16th annual POW*MIA Bikers for Blood Community Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9. at the American Red Cross Pocatello Blood Donation Center inside the Pine Ridge Mall, 4155 Yellowstone Ave (northwest entrance).
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Lewisville First Ward will be holding an adult Christmas party

LEWISVILLE — Congratulations to the Rigby High School Trojan Football Team for winning the 5A State Championship game on Friday, Nov. 19, at the Mini-dome in Pocatello against Highland High School!. The Lewisville First Ward is having an adult Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. at the...
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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes hosting day of prayer

FORT HALL – The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will be hosting spiritual healing and a day of prayer for our sacred Mother Earth on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Fort Hall Festival Arbor. The prayer will be conducted by tribal aboriginal elder Fred Auck of Fort Hall. Auck approached...
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