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Boost Your Brain Power with Music

Boost Your Brain Power with Music

Ashley Cox, teacher, Let’s Play Music Think back to a certain lesson taught or important skills you learned at a young age. Are any of those things connected to a song or music? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” It reaches...

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Preventing Injuries in Young Athletes

Preventing Injuries in Young Athletes

BreAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River As temperatures increase, so does the amount of time that children spend playing spring sports. The number of sports-related injuries can also increase. Every day, 3,400 children sustain a sports injury severe...

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From the Farmer’s Wife: French Bread

From the Farmer’s Wife: French Bread

Sherelle Christensen  sherellechristensen.typepad.com I love a warm loaf of French bread to serve with our family dinner, but living in the country, I don’t have the convenience to grab a fresh loaf from the grocery store bakery often. I enjoy making my own, and it’s...

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Scams to Watch For in 2018 

Scams to Watch For in 2018 

Dayia Shurtleff, marketing assistant, Lewiston State Bank Fraudulent transactions are on the rise, and scammers are getting more effective and creative. While you may think that email link from your Airbnb® host is safe, or that the tracking code from your most recent...

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Embracing the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Embracing the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Emily Buckley, editor in chief  In an age of rapid-fire responses, efficiency-obsessed, tiny-keyboard communication, I still have a special soft spot in my heart for hand-written letters. I think it stems from my pen pal relationship with my grandmother, who had the...

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Travel Tips for Families

Travel Tips for Families

Sarah Lyons, contributing writer With spring break and summer vacations on the horizon, parents everywhere are thinking about the complexities of getting everyone to their fun-filled destination safely and sanely. Whether you take a two-hour plane trip or a 14-hour...

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Shamrock Smoothie

Shamrock Smoothie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate the holiday with a healthy green smoothie . . . packed with nutrients and minty flavor! Ingredients 1 medjool date 2 handfuls spinach ½ frozen banana 1 tsp. cocoa powder ¼ tsp. pure mint extract ¼ small zucchini ¼ small cucumber 1...

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Sweet and Salty Plantain Chips

Sweet and Salty Plantain Chips

Need a crunchy treat to fulfill that afternoon snack attack? Try these sweet and salty plantain chips! Thinly sliced plantains coated with coconut oil and sprinkled with salt and/or cinnamon and coconut sugar. A crispy snack that's healthier than potato chips!...

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Hand Washing: Why Is It So Important?

Hand Washing: Why Is It So Important?

from Southeastern Idaho Public Health Hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. You can spread certain “germs” casually by touching another person. You can also catch germs when you touch contaminated objects or surfaces and...

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Honey Lime Shrimp

Honey Lime Shrimp

In the dead of winter, you need a little Caribbean flavor and color to brighten your day. A zesty lime, honey and garlic marinade gives these shrimp a sweet and slightly spicy taste. Ingredients Serves 6-8 as an appetizer 2 lbs. raw jumbo shrimp 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin...

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Greek Yogurt Parfait Bowl

Greek Yogurt Parfait Bowl

Creamy vanilla yogurt topped with lemon zest, fresh berries and crunchy homemade granola. This is an easy and versatile breakfast or snack, full of protein and so yummy! Ingredients Yogurt 1 container Greek vanilla yogurt 1 tsp. lemon zest Fresh berries: blueberries,...

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Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate Fondue

No Valentine’s Day is complete without Chocolate Fondue. It’s one day of the year that’s completely acceptable to be elbow-deep in a bowl of chocolate! Pull out the berries, bananas and coconut macaroons, and get ready for a delicious (and messy) treat to celebrate...

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Philly Cheesesteak Pita Pizza

Philly Cheesesteak Pita Pizza

Pita bread piled high with roast beef, sautéed peppers and pepper jack cheese. This is one of the easiest dinners to throw together, and one that will make the whole family happy (including the husband)!  Ingredients *Serves 6-8 3 green peppers 1 large white or yellow...

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Instant Pot Korean BBQ Chicken Wings

Instant Pot Korean BBQ Chicken Wings

Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday! Combine soy sauce, orange juice, ginger, honey and a little heat in an instant pot with some wings, and minutes later, you've got a succulent, spicy-sweet appetizer ready to go. Ingredients Serves: 4-6 as appetizer 3 lbs. chicken wings 1...

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How to Help Keep Your Financial New Year’s Resolution

How to Help Keep Your Financial New Year’s Resolution

Dayia Shurtleff, marketing assistant, Lewiston State Bank It’s yet again the beginning of a new year. Did you happen to keep those goals you were so eager to start last January? We all know how hard it is to keep New Year’s resolutions; in fact, a study by US News...

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Brush Up on the Basics of Dental Care

Brush Up on the Basics of Dental Care

Blake Cameron, DDS, Aspen Dental When was the last time you heard someone say, “I can’t wait to go get my cavity filled!”? My guess is never. If you’re like most people, you would rather have your dental visits end with a congratulations from the dentist, telling you...

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Staying On Top of Tax Law Changes

Staying On Top of Tax Law Changes

Nathan Nydegger, CPA, Saunders & Wangsgard Hardworking families know that minimizing their tax liability each year is an important part of wise financial management. It’s good to be familiar with basic tax laws so that you can best position your family to save tax...

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Break the Habit of Distracted Driving

Break the Habit of Distracted Driving

Josh Timothy, contributing writer  You are on your way home from work, and you hear that familiar tone. You know that you shouldn’t text and drive, but it is probably your spouse asking you to pick up something from the store on your way home. Traffic seems to be...

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Freezer Chicken Soup

Freezer Chicken Soup

For those under-the-weather days: rotisserie chicken, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, herbs and spices and a dash of lemon make the ultimate comfort food, Freezer Chicken Soup!   Ingredients Serves: 8-10 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion 2 leeks 4 stalks...

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