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Friday, 14 November 2014 18:34

2014 Farmers of the Year

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We honored Tim and Jana Darrington on November 13 at banquet held in their honor.

Tim Darrington is the son of Leroy and Minnie Darrington. Tim is a third generation farmer.  He grew up on a small dairy farm in Declo. Tim and his five siblings still live and work within a 10 mile radius of each other. Tim graduated from Declo High School and attended Ricks College

Jana is the daughter of Clyde and Carole Rogers. Jana grew up in Paul, and being the only daughter, her five brothers picked up the slack on the farm. Jana graduated from Minico High School, and after high school, she worked for a time then attended technical school. 

Tim and Janna married in 1974 they have two sons and two daughters. They both agree that their children, Cade, Michael, Melissa and Jill, their spouses and their beautiful grandchildren completely fill their hearts. 

As their family grew so did their farming operation which expanded in the Declo area and into Minidoka County. They purchased Jana’s parents farm north of Paul, maintaining a rotation of crops.  Tim also does a fair amount of custom work and enjoys raising a small cow/calf herd.

Tim and Jana, consider themselves true partners, complimenting each others strengths and abilities. “It’s not always been easy but it’s been a rich and fulfilling journey where each stage of life brings unexpected joys,” said Tim.

Events like these would not be possible without the help of our wonderful sponsors.  We want to thank our Event Sponsor, Zions Bank; Gold Sponsors, DL Evans Bank, Valley Agronomics; Silver Sponsors, The Voice/Times News, Minidoka Memorial Hospital, First Federal; Bronze Sponsors, Idaho Power, Amalgamated Sugar Co., Industrial Ventilation Inc., Mart Produce, Schow's, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Rupert Discount Store and Barclay Mechanical Services.

 

Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00

Acadia Music, LLC

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Acadia Music, LLC

707 F St,

Rupert, ID 83350

(208) 434-7400

The Mini-Cassia Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting at Acadia Music in Rupert, to commemorate their Grand Opening. We would like to congratulate them and wish them the best of luck. Their business hours are Monday through Friday 10:00am-6:00pm, and Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 21:22

Being Thankful

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With the holiday season swiftly approaching, I can’t help but feel a little excitement in the air like a little kid in a candy store.  My kids asked me not to long ago what my favorite holiday was.  That was an easy answer for me…Thanksgiving, without a doubt. Followed by the 4th of July as a close second.  I think my family was kind of shocked at my answer because all of their favorite holiday was the same…Christmas.  Geez, that was a no brainer, right.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 21:21

Valuable Tools

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I don’t know how many of you realize that there are less than 100 days until Christmas.  Just thought I would throw that out at you because it kind of freaked me out a bit when I realized I only have five more paydays ‘til Santa arrives.  Didn’t we just do this like yesterday?  I’m pretty sure we did.

            It is a very busy time of year here at Minidoka Memorial Hospital.  From Brake 4 Breakfast, Caring & Sharing Tree Festival planning and the Health Fair there doesn’t seem to be many hours left in a work day for much else.  However, this is also the time of year that we conduct our performance reviews with the 260+ amazing people that are employed at our community hospital.  As I was reviewing some of the information that had come across my desk it occurred to me just how beneficial performance reviews or evaluations are to a business.  I would like to share a few thoughts and ideas with you in hopes that each of you might find useful in your own businesses.

            I learned sometime ago that an evaluation can be an incredible tool in understanding what is really going on within the walls of your organization.  It is a way to open a positive line of communication while enforcing your values or mission statement.  An evaluation/performance review shouldn’t have to be stressful for you, your managers or your employees, but rather a way to give and get feedback on changes or issues that you might be faced with.

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