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How does it work? Each participant will bring two identical chocolate desserts. One dessert will be tasted by patrons and 

judges, the other will be part of an auction for the highest bidder to take home. Rules: Each dessert must contain at least one type of chocolate (milk, white or dark). The desserts will be judged by a panel of “chocolate experts”, submit entries 10:30-12:00. Prizes will be given to the winners chosen by the judges in each category . The public in attendance will also get to vote on their favorite and the overall winners will receive a prize.

 Festivities: Entertainment will perform during the public tasting. Make sure to be there for the live auction of the desserts at 1:30 pm. You can also participate in our silent auction for fun gift baskets and other great items. Donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds from this event will benefit people with disabilities receiving services through Salmon River Industries.

 Hope to see you there! For more information: Contact: Salmon River Industries

Movies for the week of October 4 - 10, 2013


Cinema 1 - The Family showing at 4:15, 7:00 and 9:10. 

Rated: R for violence, language and brief sexuality.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo
Director: Luc Besson
Screenplay: Luc Besson, Michael Caleo
Synopsis: In this darkly comedic action film from Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter), The Family is the story of the Manzonis, a notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. While they do their best to fit in, old habits die hard and they soon find themselves handling things the “family” way.


Cinema 2 - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 showing at 4:30, 7:15 and 9:15.

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Last week, Superintendent of Schools Joey Foote and school board member Dorrie Prange accompanied members of the Lemhi County Forest Restoration Group on a tour of the Darby, Montana school district’s wood heat system.

Darby became one of the first Fuels for Schools projects, started by the Forest Service after the exceptionally severe 2000 wildfire season. Darby’s wood-fired heat system was installed in 2003, and a central boiler services an elementary school, junior high, high school, bus shop, and heats under the sidewalks for a total of more than 100,000 square feet of space.

Rick Scheele, Darby’s maintenance supervisor and the town’s mayor, hosted the tour. Scheele said he would not hesitate to recommend a similar system to the Salmon School District. Since converting from a diesel fuel system, Darby’s cost savings has been significant. Scheele estimated that Darby has realized savings of up to $180,000/year.

The Darby schools use about 1,000 tons of wood chips each year or about 2.9 tons/day. They have gotten the cost of wood chips down to about $18/ton.

Prange noted, “I find it exciting that a school district of similar size to ours has buildings that are all heated with wood chips.” She taught in the Salmon schools when the old sawdust-fueled heat system was in place. “It (Darby’s) is significantly different that the system we had before. It’s very clean burning, it uses local wood, and it’s extremely cost effective.”

Bill Grasser, who owns and operates Lost Trail Powder Mountain and participates in the Lemhi County Forest Restoration Group, urged Salmon school officials to consider installing a similar system in any new school design. “What you have to remember is that all the dollars that go into a plant like this stays within the community, unlike the money you are currently spending on overseas oil or out-of-the-area electricity.”

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