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St. Luke's Elmore hosts yearly health fair
by Tim Bondy Mountain Home News Parents and their children gathered at St. Luke's Elmore Medical Center on Saturday during a yearly event aimed at promoting healthy living as well as fun. Held on the medical center grounds in Mountain Home, the children's health fair has remained a community attraction for more than a decade...
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If you gave your child a gift of $1000 dollars and he/she spent $400 while thinking about what to buy, would you give them another $400 to replace it?

-- Posted by gmoney on Thu, Jul 2, 2015, at 3:37 PM

Gdough,

There's a big difference between a "simple question" and a question asked in a snarky manner. Like I said, ask the people involved instead of trying to be a smart "you know what" if you think the city is not spending money wisely. And no, I have nothing to do with the city. But it doesn't surprise me that you would make that assumption, pretty narrow-minded.

-- Posted by MrMister on Mon, Jun 29, 2015, at 7:38 PM

Simple answer, the city council minutes had wrong description.

Hope to see y'all at the high school

-- Posted by gmoney on Mon, Jun 29, 2015, at 4:31 PM

barkingmad,

The price difference is because the truck for the Water Department is actually a 2WD extended cab as opposed to the Wastewater truck which is a 4WD crew cab.

And no, cupholders are not included.

-- Posted by sas212 on Mon, Jun 29, 2015, at 2:10 PM

Thank you Geoff. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend, but look forward to hearing positive feedback concerning the Town Hall meeting with Senator Crapo.

Best wishes,

-- Posted by Albert Clement on Mon, Jun 29, 2015, at 11:22 AM

Mr Mister

Why do you attack people when they ask a simple question? Why a 4k difference in price?

You must be associated with the city in some capacity if you think every move the city makes should never be questioned. Unless its a pay or benefit cut then we'll hear your voice.

-- Posted by gmoney on Sun, Jun 28, 2015, at 12:58 PM

maid,

Not sure if either truck has extra cup holders. Why don't you ask the entity which is buying the vehicles. Also, why don't you ask them the reasoning behind the purchases, instead of just coming on here and spitting your obvious animosity towards the city.

Mr 427539,

In my experience at work, I've seen firsthand members of our flight that have volunteered for Honor Guard. When they are "called to duty", they are released from their primary duties for a specified period of time to perform their Honor Guard duties. I don't know if it is that way in general, but that is how our flight's members have done it.

-- Posted by MrMister on Sun, Jun 28, 2015, at 11:13 AM

MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN HOME, ELMORE COUNTY, IDAHO, HELD ON JUNE 8TH, 2015

H. APPROVE REQUEST TO PURCHASE 2016 Ford F-250 4WD from Mountain Home Auto Ranch in the amount of $22,448.14 for the Water Department

I. APPROVE REQUEST TO PURCHASE 2016 Ford F-250 4WD from Mountain Home Auto Ranch in the amount of $26,147.81 for the Wastewater Department

So we have a water dept and a wastewater dept!

Does one of these trucks have extra cup holders?

-- Posted by barkingmad on Sat, Jun 27, 2015, at 5:35 PM

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo will be holding a Town Hall meeting at Mountain Home City Hall chambers on Tuesday, June 30, at 1:30 PM to hear from citizens. The public is invited.

http://www.crapo.senate.gov/media/newsre...

-- Posted by Geoff Schroeder on Thu, Jun 25, 2015, at 7:55 PM

Mr. 427

I too was informed of the same thing by an officer of Post 26. Seems someone at the base finally figured out that they can support a local event as opposed to going to Sun Valley.

-- Posted by Old guy on Thu, Jun 25, 2015, at 5:16 AM

The Commander of American Legion Post 26 informed me that the Base Honor Guard is going to do their thing Sat. at the rodeo. Please keep in mind that the Base Honor Guard is comprised of volunteers and they all still have full time military duties.

-- Posted by Mr.427539 on Wed, Jun 24, 2015, at 2:39 PM

Old guy

I too was surprised at the lack of active service members in formation this year. Possibly because last year they were dropping like flies after 10 minutes in formation while the old vets were in line for the whole service.

What happens to the funds generated by the rodeo, as a non-profit all I could find is they never have any income?

-- Posted by gmoney on Wed, Jun 24, 2015, at 11:48 AM

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