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Judge John Vehlow (left) and Laura Bowers (right) were joined by Kody Smith and Jacob Peterson at the Ada County Juvenile Court Services department’s 10th Annual Scales of Justice Fishing Tournament Sept. 22. Photo courtesy of Ada County Department of Administration.

Judge John Vehlow (left) and Laura Bowers (right) were joined by Kody Smith and Jacob Peterson at the Ada County Juvenile Court Services department’s 10th Annual Scales of Justice Fishing Tournament Sept. 22. Photo courtesy of Ada County Department of Administration.

Fishing tournament starts youth on a constructive hobby

The Ada County Juvenile Court Services department hosted its 10th Annual Scales of Justice Fishing Tournament at CJ Strike Reservoir Sept. 22, according to a news release.

Nearly 140 youths, county staff, volunteer boaters and others participated in the tournament, which provided a chance for young people to learn a constructive hobby, according to a news release.

During a barbecue after the tournament, prizes were awarded for the largest and heaviest fish caught.

Sponsors and partners for the event included Ada County, the Idaho Bass Federation, Idaho Bass Nation, Idaho Department of Fish & Game, Capital City Kiwanis, Holland & Hart, Bulldog Shirt Shop, J.B.S. Inc., Idaho Power, Kid’s First Cast, Howard’s Tackle Shoppe, Lindy’s Steak House, Franz Bakery, Goodwood Barbecue, Golden Wheel Drive-In, Stinker Stations, United Dairymen of Idaho, TNT Grills and The Sign Shoppe.

Idaho Foodbank President and CEO Karen Vauk accepts a check for $75,000 from Wal-Mart store manager Ben Fraser and assistant store manager Becky Korte at the Wal-Mart at Cole and Ustick in Boise. Photo courtesy of the Foodbank.

Idaho Foodbank President and CEO Karen Vauk accepts a check for $75,000 from Wal-Mart store manager Ben Fraser and assistant store manager Becky Korte at the Wal-Mart at Cole and Ustick in Boise. Photo courtesy of the Foodbank.

Wal-Mart Foundation donates $75,000 to Idaho Foodbank

The Wal-Mart Foundation’s State Giving Program has provided a $75,000 grant to the Idaho Foodbank’s Nutrition Services programs.

The grant will help pay for food, supplies and program staff for the Backpack, School Pantry, Cooking Matters and Picnic in the Park programs. Since 2008, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and the Wal-Mart Foundation have awarded the Foodbank more than $380,000 in cash and donated a 24-foot refrigerated truck worth $96,000, according to a news release.

D.L. Evans Bank employees and Future Farmers of America members pose with a check for $2,500 the bank donated to FFA. Left to right are Matthew Gilgen, Boise West State vice president and branch manager; Daniel Heikkila, FFA vice president; John V. Evans III, the bank’s executive vice president; McKenzie Forsberg, FFA treasurer; Toni Smith, Meridian vice president and branch manager; Kyle Nesbitt, FFA sentinel; Alyssa Stastny, FFA secretary; Tory Pearse, downtown Boise assistant vice president and branch manager; and Brett Wilder, FFA president.

D.L. Evans Bank employees and Future Farmers of America members pose with a check for $2,500 the bank donated to FFA. Left to right are Matthew Gilgen, Boise West State vice president and branch manager; Daniel Heikkila, FFA vice president; John V. Evans III, the bank’s executive vice president; McKenzie Forsberg, FFA treasurer; Toni Smith, Meridian vice president and branch manager; Kyle Nesbitt, FFA sentinel; Alyssa Stastny, FFA secretary; Tory Pearse, downtown Boise assistant vice president and branch manager; and Brett Wilder, FFA president.

D.L. Evans donates $2,500 to FFA Foundation

D.L. Evans Bank donated $2,500 to the Idaho Future Farmers of America Foundation.

The donation will help pay for career development and leadership programs for Idaho FFA members, according to a news release. Idaho has 88 chartered FFA chapters and 4,057 FFA members.

Globe provides gear to volunteer fire department

Globe, in partnership with DuPont and the National Volunteer Fire Council, is donating four sets of firefighter turnout gear to Idaho’s Clear Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Each set of gear includes a jacket and pants and is valued at $2,000, Globe spokeswoman Mary Sartwell said in an email. The gear will be tailored to fit the firefighters who will wear it, according to a news release.

The donation is part of the 2013 Globe Gear Giveaway program, open to National Volunteer Fire Council all-volunteer departments serving populations of 25,000 people or fewer. The Clear Creek firefighters protect 1,200 people over roughly 25 square miles. It provides wildland fire suppression, structural firefighting and mutual aid to six other departments in the area. Most of its gear is donated and 15 to 20 years old, the release stated.

Rick Perez, John William Jackson Fund finance vice president; Jackie Jackson, foundation founder and adviser; and Tyson Hendrickson, Pacific Steel & Recycling volunteer, participate in the third annual Eagle Metal Recycling Day. Photo courtesy of Bill Jackson.

Rick Perez, John William Jackson Fund finance vice president; Jackie Jackson, foundation founder and adviser; and Tyson Hendrickson, Pacific Steel & Recycling volunteer, participate in the third annual Eagle Metal Recycling Day. Photo courtesy of Bill Jackson.

Recycling day diverts tons of metal from landfill

The John William Jackson Fund and the Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership held their third annual Eagle Metal Recycling Day at the Albertsons store in Eagle.

Recycling Day spokesman Bill Jackson said in an email that more than 4,000 pounds of scrap metal, mostly household items, was recycled and diverted from landfills.

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