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DAY PREP – 08/23/17

The Jerome Senior Center will hold an ice cream social to celebrate Senior Citizens Day this afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the senior center, 520 N. Lincoln Ave., Jerome.  There will be ice cream sundaes, root beer floats and sugar-free floats. $1 donation is appreciated.

Saturday, it’s the 2017 Paul Palooza 3-on-3 basketball tournament for Boys and Girls 3rd Grade and up including Adult Open Divisions. Games will be played at West Minico starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration forms are available at

The First Federal Race for the Future will be held this Saturday at First Federal Bank Park.  The 5k Fun Run/Walk starts at 6 p.m. and the 1 Mile Kids Dash starts at 7 p.m.  Post-Race fun includes music, entertainment, bounce ouses, and more!  Proceeds from the event will be donated to the MAGIC VALLEY TRAIL ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE to assist with the continued development and maintenance of Magic Valley Trails.

Come join Magic Valley M.O.Ms Club for their 1st ever Picnic in the Park!  The event features raffles, tons of merchandise booths where you can buy handmade items and also items from Lipsense, Lularoe, Damsel in Defense, Young Living, Norwex cleaners and more!  There will be plenty to eat, including concessions from Mikey's Kettle Corn, The Smokey Bone BBQ, cotton candy, smoothies and more!  Lots of fun for the kids, too like facePainting, a giant bounce house, art stations, bubbles, 3 legged races, tug of war, frisbee, hula hoop contests and more.  Bring your chairs or picnic blankets and come meet other moms.  The event will help raise money to help the club become a full fledged non-profit organization.  Magic Valley M.O.Ms Club is dedicated to helping all single parents who try hard but struggle to raise their children alone in the Magic Valley. The picnic gets underway at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

Also on Saturday, join me for Burgers, Brews & Broc at Canyon Crest.  I'll be spinning records, Chef Berger will be grilling, and the craft brews will be flowing.  The event gets underway at 6pm and costs just fifteen bucks.


MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Kidnap, The Emoji Movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, Dunkirk, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Dark Tower, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM)Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To The Power, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Dunkirk, The Big Sick

For showtimes and advance tickets, CLICK ON THE NAME OF THE THEATER ABOVE.




WEDNESDAY:  Partly Cloudy & 86


THURSDAY:  Sunny & 86

FRIDAY:  Sunny & 86

SATURDAY:  Sunny & 92

SUNDAY:  Sunny & 94

MONDAY:  Up near a hundred again under sunny skies.  Forecasted high is at 96.



Wednesday’s Question of the Day:  Co-sleeping seems to be one of the hot buttons for modern-day parenting - and it has certainly been a popular topic in MY house.  My son is five, and he still sleeps with Mom & Dad.  He, my wife and I are all just fine with it - but the more we read, the more articles we find that says co-sleeping can be detrimental to our boy's long-term development and independence.  So, parents, at what age do you think it's appropriate to transition your kids from Mom & Dad's bed to their own?  Any veteran parents who have been through this and regret making whatever decision they made?  (Broc) (Join the conversation on our Facebook page!)




For the first time ever, Prince Harry and Prince Charles have opened up about the moment they learned of their mother's sudden and unexpected death.   While BBC cameras were rolling, Prince Harry says “One of the hardest things for a parent to have to do is to tell your children that your other parent has died.  How you deal with that, I don’t know.”  The royal sons were speaking as part of an upcoming documentary BBC is rolling out     Prince William added " “Back then there were no smart phones and things like that, so you couldn’t get your news. Thankfully, we had the privacy to mourn and to try to collect our thoughts and have that space away from everybody. We had no idea the reaction to her death would be quite so huge.”   Diana, 7 Days premieres in the states for the first time on September 1st and will air on NBC.

Kudos to George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney.  The two opened their wallets to fight hate. With the support of the Hollywood power couple, The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced yesterday a $1 million donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center to increase the organization’s capacity to combat hate groups.  The SPLC currently tracks more than 1,600 extremist hate groups operating in the U.S. Through litigation, the non-profit won court judgments against 10 white supremacist organizations and 50 individuals who led them or participated in violent acts.

Last week, I shared with you the Forbes list of top paid Hollywood actresses that placed Emma Stone at the top of the list, bringing in an estimated $26 million over the last twelve months.  And if this isn't glaring evidence that men are still paid WAY more than women, I don't know what is.  In the top paid ACTORS list, Mark Wahlberg took the number one spot this year - earning SIXTY EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS, a little more than two and a half times what the top paid actress paid.  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson dropped to the No. 2 spot this year, down from #1 last year, raking in $65 million.  And in third was Vin Diesel, bringing in 54.5 million last year. 

In a country where millions live below the poverty line, and government leaves empty promise after empty promise on the table, the LAST thing you want to hear about and see is how much MONEY and ENTITLEMENT they;re living with.  Apparently Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin didn't get the memo.  She's under fire for boasting about her wealth on Facebook Monday - and has since apologized for doing so.  In an apology, she wrote "“I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response,” she said, according to a publicist. “It was inappropriate and highly insensitive.”  The social media fire started after Linton posted a pic of her getting off a plane with her husband.  The two had just returned home from their honeymoon, and Linton was dressed head to toe in designer fashion.  One Instagram user posted "Glad we could pay for your little getaway," and the feud was on.  Linton replied “Did you think this was a personal trip?  Adorable! Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country? I’m pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day ‘trip’ than you did. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you’d be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours.”  Because Mnunchin is in Trump's cabinet, the two were provided an extensive government security detail for the trip.