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IIII IIIIII I[I IIIIII IIII Illllll **************ORIGIN MIXED ADC 848 466 12-31-20 6P 2S SMALLT0WNPAPERS, INC. **C005 927 W RAILROAD AVE SHELTON WA 98584-3847 l,lill,l,lUl,lll,m,llll,lh,ill,IMtqll The Water District 120 annual meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. at the Bingham County Court- house, Courtroom 4, 501 N. Maple, Blackfoot Agenda items include the election of officers, establishing resolutions, budget approval, and presentation of the water master report, according to James Cefalo, WD120 Watermaster. More information is available at 208- 525-7161. Arts Council production planned Aberdeen Arts Council will be holding their 15th anniversary show- case "A Night of Broadway" on Friday, Saturday and Monday, March 8, 9 and 11 in the new high school auditorium. The show starts at 7 p.m. The production will feature favorite songs and dances from the shows from the last 15 years in Aberdeen. Basketball seniors and parents honored The Aberdeen boys' basketball seniors and their parents were honored at the .final home game of the regu.lar season on Friday, Feb. 1. Those honored were: (1 to r) Aaron Spence, Mitchell Spence, Kristine and Kevin Burgemeister, Justin Pratt, Mason Pratt, Misty Pratt, Daryl Klassen, MattheW Klassen, Trina Klassen, Jodie Feld, Alec Feld and Conan Feld. Coaches (not pictured) are Joe Ingersoll, Nic Behrend and Austin Horrocks. by Cheyenna McCurry Suicide rates in Idaho have con- sistently been one of the highest in the nation, according to the state's Depart- ment of Health & Welfare. The most current statistics from 2017 show Idaho -is ranked fifth for suicide deaths. On Monday, Jan,28, Elke Shaw- Tulloch, the administrator of the Divi- sion of Public Health, requested an ad- ditional $1,026,100 for fiscal year 2020 at the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC) hearing for sup- port for the state's Suicide Prevention Action Plan, suicide prevention hotline and the launch of Zero Suicide which would help expand suicide care in Ida- ho. "[Suicide prevention] is the number one priority for the department," Shaw- Tulloch said during her presentation to JFAC. Suicide is the second leading Cause of death for Idahoans age 15 to 34 and for males up to age 44, according to the Suicide Action Prevention Network of Idaho. Between 2013 and 2017, 78 per- cent of suicides were by men. In 2006, the Idaho Council on Sui- cide Prevention was established to ad- vise legislators on suicide prevention policy and is responsible for develop- ing a suicide prevention plan for the state. Last legislative session, JFAC told the council to make a new plan and encouraged them to reach out to pre- vention experts, resources and other SP programs. A large portion of the requested funding would aid the state's five-year suicide prevention plan of which more than 30 Idaho groups from regional hospitals and police departments to non-profit suicide prevention organiza- tions worked jointly to create. The new plan consists of 12 goals and 60 objectives that are designed to reduce Idaho's suicide rate by 20 per- cent b)/2025 and ultimately eliminate suicide. The plan is also aligned with the National Strategy for Suicide Pre- vention. This is the first time since 2011 the plan has been "vised. In 2014, the Idaho Lives Project (ILP) was created under a federal grant, but since became a state funded pro- gram after the collaboration of Idaho's Division of Public Health and the State Department of Education in 2016. The ILP implemented a training program called the Sources of Strength. The program trains teachers and stu- dents in junior and high school through resilience, instilling skills to observe warning signs for depression and seek- ing resources to get help quickly. "This program is more than just a one-time training. It is implemented as an ongoing program to insure changes in cultural norms in the school envi- Troy, R-Genesee, said in an interview. ronment," ILP program director Katie One in five Idaho youth attending Walker said in an email, regular public and charter high schools At the end of the 2018-2019 school reported seriously considering suicide year, 80 of Idaho's public schools in 2017, according to the Suicide Ac- will have gone through the Sources tion Prevention Act Network of Idaho. of Strength training since it began in Last March, the Jason Flatt Act was 2014. passed with the help of Rep. Troy and Despite ILP's efforts, one lawmak- many other state legislators, making er believes the program isn't working Idaho the 20th state to do so. The act fast enough. "We've got to help these schools. = They can't wait anymore, we've gotto See Suicide page 8 quit waiting," Rep. Caroline Nilsson rdeen School District child screening If you are a parent who has a child tl ree or four years of age with develop- mental delays, and are not currently enrolled in a school program, call the school to schedule an appointment. Preschool Child Find Screening will be held Friday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children with developmental delays have difficulty walking, talking, hearing, leaming, motor skills or behavior. If your child has difficulties in any of these areas and you are concerned he or she may have developmental delays call the school at 208-397-4115 to schedule an appointment; ask for Alma Medel. Call to arrange another time if you are unavailable on Feb, 8. Aberdeen School District en Cheerleading seniors and parents honored The Aberdeen cheerleading seniors and their parents were honored at the final home boys' basketball game of the regular season on Friday, Feb. 1. Those honored were: (1 to r) Daizey Santos, Jessica Santos, Guadalupe Sanchez, Wendy Sanchez, Hipolito Sanchez, David Mack, Aysha Mack, Genie Mack, Braden Driscoll, Halle Driscoll, Rebecca Driscoll, Juan Torres, Emiliy Anguiano, and Nancy Polomares: Daizey's father Jesus Santos is not pictured. Cheerleading seniors and parents honored The Aberdeen cheerleading seniors and their parents were honored at the final home boys' basketball game of the regular season on Friday, Feb. 1. Those honored were: (1 to r) coach Alair Palmer, assistant coach Kaelee Stewart, Eduardo Barrera, Garrett Henicksman, Lincoln Driscoll, Paige Driscoll, Stephanie Driscoll, Sarah Peck, Rhett Peck, David Peck, Salvador Mun0z, Salvador Munoz, Mirella Munoz, Brenda Woods, Madison Woods and Ted Woods. Eduardo Barrera and Garrett Henicksman's parents are pictured in the pep band picture. busca d ninos 8 d Febrero Si usted tiene nifio(s) de tres a cuatro aries de edad con retraso en el desar- rollo, y que no estfin corrientemente inscritos en el programa de la escuela, favor de llamar para que fije una cita. En busca de nines Viemes, 8 de Febrero 8 a.m. -3 p.m. Los nifios con retraso en el desarrollo tienen dificultad para caminar, hablar, escuchar, aprender, movimientos motores del cuerpo o el comportamiento. Si su hijo(a) tiene dificultades en cualquiera de estas fireas y usted est preocupado, es posible que 61/ella tenga problemas con el desarrollo. Favor de llamar a la escuela 208-397-4115 para programar una cita; pregunte per Alma Medel. Si el dia 8 de Febrero no le es conveniente, llame para pedir otro dia. million may Visit the Idaho State Tax Commis- mission's free e-file page offer different sion website, tax.idaho.gov, to connect levels of service. Look carefully at each with companies offering free online ill- provider to see which flee-filing offers ing of both federal and state individual you qualify for, and use the links on the income tax returns for many taxpayers, page so you don't have to pay to file. Click on the "Free income tax e-file" You must use the same provider to e- link under the "Quick Picks" section, file both your federal and state returns. "Last year nearly 500,000 Idaho Electronic filing is a fast, easy way taxpayers could have qualified to e-file to file your taxes. The program does the for flee. But less than 14,000 of them math for you, and you get a quicker re- took advantage of the free-file option," fund than if you file by paper. said Tax Commission Chairman KenThe tax commission works with the Roberts. "If your adjusted gross income IRS and software developers to provide is $66,000 a year or less, you probably the free online filing service, can e-file your returns for free." For more information, call. the tax Companies listed on the tax com- commission toll free at (800) 972-7660.