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Epicurean Evening
St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation’s
24th Annual Epicurean Evening Idaho
Epicurean Evening Idaho is Saturday, October 15 2016, at Canyon Crest Event Center with wine and beer tasting starting at 6:00pm for the social hour, followed by the chefs serving at 6:30 pm
The Epicurean Evening: Idaho event gives attendees an opportunity to sample foods prepared by a variety of chefs in a strolling supper format. Chefs from our area and their specialty dishes take center stage for the 24th year of this popular event. The Epicurean format includes the “lively” live and silent auctions combined with great food, fun, and music and entertaining Masters of Ceremonies.
The St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation has a 38year history of working to improve the health care of the Magic Valley through charitable giving. The funds raised this year will benefit the St. Luke’s Magic Valley Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Fund. The need for rehabilitation in these areas of health needs has been overwhelming and we can now meet those needs. Thank you for your continued support of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.
Dress is “Denim to Diamonds” encouraging dressy. There will be dancing following the auctions and the presentation of the awards to the chefs.

Tickets are $125 each or Reserved Tables of ten (10) $1,500. Seating is limited and no tickets will be sold at the door.
Tickets and sponsorships and reserve tables may be purchased from the Magic Valley Foundation at 208-814-0070, or Contact Terry Rowe: 814-0045 for other sponsorship opportunities.
MVRS is teaming up with Lee Family Broadcasting for a six hour radio-thon fundraiser called Ability Buzz. We’ll be sharing wonderful MVRS success stories with listeners and giving them and you an opportunity to pledge support for our mission.
Just be listening Friday morning, September 23rd, 6am-noon to Hot 100 FM, Kat Country-106.1 FM, Club-97.5 FM, 103.1 FM-The Edge, and Buck-94.7 FM/1400 AM and have your credit card ready! You can pledge a lump sum or a monthly promise for one year and it’s super easy to do!
Just go to and look for the Ability-Buzz page where you’ll find our PayPal account. A couple of clicks and you are making sure those who can benefit most from our services get a chance to enrich and improve their lives.

100% of the money we raise will go toward supporting services and programs for participants in the eight counties of southern Idaho that we serve.

Tune in, enjoy hearing from participants, staff, business partners and family members and please help us continue to offer the level of excellence and results you’ve come to expect from MVRS.
MVRS is the only nonprofit organization in southern Idaho that provides training, employment, personal development and related services for People With Abilities. We depend on state and federal funding and without the support from businesses and individuals for this event many deserving individuals would not be able to access our services.
CSI Workforce Trainings
The Forklift General Knowledge and Safety Course
This course covers instruction in counterbalance, narrow aisle, and power pallet trucks. During this course, students will receive both classroom and practical hands on instruction that involves the application of principles and operation of forklifts.
The students will be certified on Sit-down Counterbalanced Forklift. Successful completion will result in students receiving an IVES Training Certification.
When: September 23, 2016, Friday Time: 9 am – 3 pm OR When: September 24, 2016, Saturday Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Where: College of Southern Idaho Applied Technology and Innovation Center
Cost : $120 includes workbook and certification card.

The OSHA 30 General Industry Course
is designed to help foremen, supervisors, managers, safety committee members and safety staff to master the basics of general health and safety regulations for their workplace.
The OSHA 30 General Industry Training Course provides an overview of how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) operates.
Successful completion will result in students receiving an OSHA 30 General Industry certificate and wallet card
When: November 4-5, 18-19, 2016 (4 days) Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: College of Southern Idaho Applied Technology and Innovation Center
Cost: $240

Safe Quality Food Systems Course
During this two day course, you will gain an understanding of the SQF code and how to apply it in food manufacturing. With practical exercises to reinforce learning, you will be able to successfully implement and maintain a SQF system.
The course is designed to prepare attendees for the SQF Practitioner exam. An examinee guide and sample SQF Practitioner Exam questions will be provided. All students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Attendees must to have attended any approved HACCP course prior to attending the Implementing SQF Systems course.
Where: College of Southern Idaho Applied Technology and Innovation Center
When: November 14-15, 2016 Time: 8 am – 5 pm
Cost: $550

Introduction to HACCP & Food Safety
Course Description: This course will offer an introduction to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Food Safety.
The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system is a logical, scientific approach to controlling hazards in food production and is a preventive system assuring the safe production of food products. The principle of HACCP can be applied to production, meat slaughter and processing, shipping and distribution, food service and in home preparation. Successful completion will result in an Introduction to HACCP certificate with the International HACCP alliance seal of approval.
When: Two-Day Training: November 7, 2016, 8am-5pm AND November 8, 2016, 8am-12pm
Where: College of Southern Idaho Applied Technology and Innovation Center
Cost: $299
Save the date! Safety and Business Fest 2017, March 20-22, 2017

Design125 -Design 125 will host a Wine and Design Party on October 7 from 5-8pm. Join us for a casual night of wine tasting and remodeling inspiration. Meet our designers and industry specialists to learn how you can improve the aesthetic of your home. Fine wine, stylish home furnishing and interior design all together for one night at Design 125 in historic downtown Twin Falls!
Mountain View Spraying – Prepare your home for fall. Insecticide and Spider Barrier spraying helps to keep insects from over wintering in your trees as well as your home. The products we use are safe for kids and pets. If you are ready to enjoy a lawn and home free of pests, call the experts at 734.9777.
Jerome Historical Society
From the Museum Store: “The Perrine Stagecoach a Historical Review” by Ron Yates, for $10. “Jerome”, a pictorial history of Jerome, Idaho, for $23.30 (includes Idaho sales tax). The museum is the only source for Virginia Ricketts’ books Then and Now In Southern Idaho and Shoshone Falls The Great Spectacle. Get a $5 discount if you buy both books at the same time. We also have Bev & Gary Stone’s books: Stone By Stone On The Oregon Trail; The Story of Santa Claus; and Martha and Santa. These books all have Magic Valley areas in the text. “Bringing in the Hay” about all types of equipment to cut alfalfa. Reproduced 1923 Civic Club cook books and the 2004 Jerome Centennial Civic Club cookbooks. Book about Twin Falls St. Edward’s Church: On Holy Ground. Past Calendars with historic pictures. IDAHO magazines. Past Live History Day Buttons. Wooden nickels. Post cards. IFARM coffee cups. Black granite trivets with pictures of local structures on them. Falls City Publishing caps. Mary Inman’s CD’s of Oregon Trail Diaries.
Annual Dues (January through December): 2015-2016 Officers:
Individual: $15 President: Dale Ross
Family: $25 Vice President: Peg Roberson
Supporting member: $75 Secretary: Linda Helms
Business Member: $100 Treasurer: Shonna Fraser

Board of Directors:
Walt Bentzinger, Kim Lickley Museum Curator: Peg Roberson
Scott Fraser, Harriet McCord Museum hostess: Sue Black
Museum Assistant Curator: Linda Helms
I-FARM Supervisor: Wilford Lampman Program Chairperson: Peg Roberson
I-FARM Tour Guide: Rob Ellis Newsletter Editor: Linda Helms
Choate’s Family Diner: Are you tired of cooking and want to BAG IT? September Brown Bag Special includes 2 hamburgers, 2 fries and 2 medium drinks only $9.99! Come visit Choate’s new drive-thru in Jerome and get your favorites quick and easy! Call ahead Choate’s will pack it up for pickup 208 324-4642.

5th Annual Harvest Festival
OCTOBER 8th 9am-2pm
Presented by Jerome’s Farmer Market
at the Mountain View Barn

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Jerome Chamber of Commerce

104 W. Main Street

PO Box 835

Jerome, ID 83338