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8 , The Aberdeen Times August 21, 2019 Tiger Pause :e as sc by Superintendent Jane chael will be teaching a Ward new computer networking As we begin another class and a new computer school year, I thank every- programming class this one involved with making year enabling students to the school district a great learn skills that are in high place to be. From those demand in the workplace. who provide fuel for our Last year our high buses to the volunteers who school was able to move work with our students, the into all new classrooms. district couldn't function These classrooms are without you. Members of equipped with the latest the Aberdeen community technology. One to one de- have provided backpacks vices are being assigned to and supplies to students in students in grades 3-12 to need, delivered our text- enable students to have ac- books at reduced prices, cess to information at home volunteer services to pro- and at school. Interactive mote school spirit, advo- TVs allow teachers to ac- cate for athletics, and assist cess information from the students who need help in internet that help students academics, envision what is being Aberdeen School Dis- taught in real time. Dual trict has mttch to be proud credit classes and distance of. During the last three learning classes can be of- years the district has built fered for college credit a new practice gym and while still attending high career and technical cen- school. ter. A new plasma cutter is In January of this year 'providing our students the the new auditorium was opportunity to learn state of completed. This is the the art welding techniques, crown jewel of our school A new greenhouse is in the district. The auditorium is process ofbeing built using a beautiful place to hold grants obtained through school plays and concerts as our career programs. Si- well as community events. mon Bercier and Paul Mi- This facility has state of Firemen, EMTs are needed The Aberdeen-Springfield Fire District is looking for dedicated volunteers who are willing to be EMT's as well as firefighters. Volunteers must complete the EMT course and be cer- tified within one year of joining. Volunteers are compen- sated for active participation. If interested in applying, contact Kris Corbridge at 208-681-1883 or James Krehbiel at 208-339-1338. mmun inner wi The eighth annual Aberdeen Community Harvest Din- ner will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel Com- munity Park on Saturday, Aug 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The free-will donation collected at the dinner will go to local improvement projects or to programs serving the Aber- deen community. This year there will also be a raffle of a quilt made and donated by a local artisan. Tickets for the raffle will be available at the dinner. Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. The menu will include a pit barbecue with beef and lamb, fried chicken, corn on the cob, salads and desserts. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy a great meal and fellowship with friends and neighbors. rawing s An American Red Cross blood drawing will be held in Aberdeen on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Mennonite Fellowship Hall. To make an appointment contact Marilyn Horsch at Fighters Presenting the skit "Fighters" or/the first day of school were (1 to r) Angel Lemos, Ricky Ramos and Jack Beh- rend. The first day of school was Friday, Aug. 16. ins the art sound systems and lighting. The Wayne Mil- lett Theatre is the envy of many small communities throughout the state. Throughout the district STEM classes are being of- fered. These classes allow students to use 3-D print- ers, program drones and learn how to code. Summer school and after school pro- grams are provided to stu- dents who wish to build on skills and increase academ- ic success. Committees are developed to identify needs and implement strategies to improve student skills. Dis- trict wide professional de- velopment is offered to fac- ulty and staff in an effort to identify how to better serve our students. The district is fortunate to have buildings connected with fiber optics to assure a fast, secure, stable Internet. These high speed connec- tions allow for a cost cut- ting VOIP phone systeros and the new intercom sys- tems recently placed in all buildings. With the recent- ly resurfaced track, and the additional practice gym, students have great places to practice and hold athlet- ic events. Newly purchased curriculum gives students opportunities to learn in new, innovative ways and with the most current in- formation available. Class sizes are small and teachers are well qualified and well prepared to meet the needs of a changing world. There is always room to improve, but Aberdeen faculty, staff and patrons have worked together to provide students in this dis- trict great opportunities to learn. Thank you for your support, we look forward to another great year for the Tigers. After being fenced in all summer are no longer fenced. School aware of the school buses and Idaho's seasonally ad- justed unemployment rate edged up from 2.8 percent in June to 2.9 percent in July, the 20th consecutive month at or below 3 per- cent. An additional 2,834 people made themselves available for work in July, pushing Idaho's seasonally adjusted labor force up to 876,539. The number of unemployed increased by 400 to 25,061. Total em- ployment grew by 2,434 to 851,478. Idaho's labor force par- ticipation rate- the percent- age of people age 16 years or older working or look- ing for work - remained at 63.9 percent. Over the year, July's statewide labor force was up 17,996 (2.1 percent), total employment was up 16,814 (2 percent) and there were 1,182 more un- employed workers. Season- COMMUNITY CALENDAR Following is a list of upcoming events in the Aberdeen area. Contact The Aberdeen Times at 208-397-4440 or email at timesl@dcdi.net if you know of any events that are coming up so they may be included in the calendar Wednesday, Aug. 21 School board 7 p.m. in district boardroom Bingo at American Legion Hall 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 Valley Piecemakers quilt meeting 7 p.m. at Aberdeen District Library Aberdeen city budget hearing - 6 p.m. AHS girls' soccer at North Fremont - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 Community Harvest Dinner at Catholic Community Park -5-7p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 AA meeting - Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church base- ment - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 AHS volleyball at American Falls - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 Bingo at American Legion Hall 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 Blood drawing at Mennonite Fellowship Hall - 1 - 6 p.m. Visit The Times online at: for news, sports, obituaries, legals,classifieds & more. 4---- No longer fenced long, the school buses extended and the lights are has begun so, drivers, be dren safe from any vehicle stop when the stop arm is ally-adjusted nonfarm jobs were up 2.8 percent from July 2018 representing a gain of 20,600 jobs. Five of Idaho's industry sectors experienced job gains of" three percent or greater: 6.9 percent in professional and business services (6,500 jobs), 4.1 percent in manu- facturing (2,800 jobs), 3.9 percent in othe.r services (1,000 jobs), 3.5 percent in financial activities (1,300 jobs) and 3.2 percent in ed- ucation and health services (3,400 j obs). Online job listings dropped to 27,740 in July compared with 29,000 a year ago, according to the Conference Board, a Wash- ington, D.C think tank. Of those, 6,646 openings were classified as hard-to-fill by department analysts, down from 7,046 a year ago. Hard-to-fill positions are posted for 90 days or more. Health care jobs, includ- ing physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists, occupational and physical therapists and support positions, repre- sent roughly 20 percent of all hard-to-fill online open- ings. Idaho nonfarm jobs increased by 4,100 from June to July for a monthly total of 760,600. Idaho's 0.5 percent nonfarm job growth was the second fast- est over-the-month growth rate in the nation. Nine of Idaho's 11 industry sec- tors experienced growth, led by financial activities (+2.1 percent), information (+1.2 percent) and trade, een will special According to school board policy, the Aberdeen School District #58 is noti- fying the public that special education records are no longer needed to provide educational services to in- dividuals with disabilities who were enrolled in the district as a student and were born in 1995 and 1996 and have since left the Ab- erdeen school system. The district will destroy these special .education re- cords in 45 days, or in the first part of October. De- struction of these records is the best protection against improper and unauthorized disclosure. If you have special ed- ucation records on file with the school district, these records may be needrd for social security, benefits or for other purposes in the future. If you wish to re- view the file or keep the file for your own records, make the request to Alma Medel, Special Education Department at the elemen- tary school (208-397-4115) within 45 calendar days. flashing. Let's keep the chil- related accidents. transportation, and utili- ties (+0.7 percent). Natural resources and construction saw no change to employ- ment levels, meeting sea- sonal expectations. Over-the month per- centage job growth for the Pocatello Metropoli- tan Statistical Area (MSA) was the fastest, up 0.8 per- cent or 300 jobs from June to July 2019. The Idaho Falls MSA experienced the strongest seasonally ad- justed over-the-year non- farm percentage growth in Idaho, adding 2,500 jobs (3.7 percent). Annually, unemploy- ment insurance benefit payments were up 13.6 percent from a weekly av- erage of $1,049,300 a year ago to $1,192,500 weekly for July 2019. Claimants increased by 6.4 percent to 3,898 from a weekly aver- age of 3,664 a year ago. Nationally unemploy- ment was unchanged at 3.7 percent in July. Total un- employed was up 88,000 from June for a total of 6.1 million people looking for work. A year earlier, the national unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, and the number of unemployed was 6.2 million. [https:// www.bls.gov/news.release/ empsit.nr0.htm] Labor force data for Idaho's counties and cities can be foUnd at https://lmi. idaho.gov/laus. For details on Idaho's labor market, visit lmi.Ida- ho.gov. / / POWER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT Quality Care, Close to Home Through cooperation and support of Portneuf Medical Center's Mobile Mammography Unit and Technicians. BUS LOCATED by the Power County Family Clinic 502 Tyhee Avenue for patient access during hospital construction Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Wednesday, September 8, 2019 Call for an ,appointment. 208-226-3200 The ACS recommends all women, regardless of known risk factors follow its mammography guidelines for early detection of breast cancer. Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year, and an annual clinical breast examination performed by a health care professional, and should perform monthly breast self-examinations. ;,J ,/