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By Kathy Walker
For the Journal
The spirit of Woodstock came to Pocatello this weekend with the Bannock Humane Society’s Woofstock fundraiser.
Woofstock is one of two events the society uses to raise money for discounted spaying and neutering programs for cats and dogs. They wanted to create something special that would give back to the community and support a cause dear to our hearts. 
For those looking for a new four-legged best friend, looking for a one-of-a-kind mix, a particular breed of dogs or cats, the Bannock Humane Society is the place to go.
The Bannock Humane Society is dedicated in finding homes for homeless pets and knowing that each of them will make a great companion. This wonderful event for pets and their people; Woofstock brings together area rescues and pet-related businesses for a day of peace, love and pets.
    Society President Maggie Taylor, said the humane society works closely with Alpine Veterinary Clinic, Alta Animal Hospital, Bannock Animal Medical Center and Hawthorne Animal Hospital to offer these programs to the people who might not otherwise be able to afford the sterilization services.
Taylor is very pleased at the turnout they receive year after year. This year is the fifth year and the support and growth of the event has been amazing. This shows concern Pocatello has for the rescuing and adopting of pets.
“Overall, it gives you a good feeling,” Taylor expressed when describing the fun-filled atmosphere.
Woofstock is the first fundraiser of the season for the Humane Society, and the money helps fund the local nonprofit animal-based organization that runs solely by teams of volunteers. The two areas that the funds cover are the Spay and Neuter program and purchasing food for the animals. The society is a nonprofit organization and 100 percent of the funds raised go back the animals.
This year’s event was fun for all. Guests at the event listened to live music, participated in the raffle, silent auction, browse the various booths, and look at the several dozen cats and dogs up for adoption.
The grounds were peppered with four-legged, leashed creatures dressed in their best hoping to attract “fur-ever friends” and meeting other animal friends.
Pets can be great therapy for people. They offer companionship, security and the most important, unconditional love.
Taylor and Sharon Angle, former president of the society, stressed that they are in dire need for more foster homes for the rescued pets. “We are always in need of more foster homes,” Taylor said.
Foster homes are very important to the rescued pets.They have come from situations of abuse or neglected and the foster friend helps those rescues readjust and regain trust in humans so they can be ready for a “fur-ever” home. Foster homes are vital to the adoption process for these sweet animals.
 Last year’s Woofstock raised over $3000 and Taylor said they were optimistic they would beat that this year. They will know the amount later in the week.
For more information on the Bannock Humane Society, visitwww.bannockhumanesociety.org.

Stonybrook Film Festival winner, “No God, No Master” will be shown Thursday & Friday, July 17 and 18, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at the ISU Pond Student Union. This story based on true events, stars David Strathairn as FBI agent William Flynn who is assigned the task of finding those responsible for a series of package bombs in the United States. (Rated PG-13)  Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students.  For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/nogod.
nogodISU’s Concert on the Quad Thursday night features Ju-Taun, with opening band Zandra and Emma starting things off at 6 p.m.  Rainsite is the Quad Lounge in the Pond Student Union.  According to press releases, Ju-Taun has an alluring fusion of classic soul, folk, 80′s classic rock/pop, African, and Reggae. The trio of singers, songwriters, and musicians are based in southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area.  For more information go to www.jutaun.com.

ISU’s Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdooor Group (CW HOG) presents the 11th Annual Claude Larsen Memorial Golf Tournament. 4 person scramble this Saturday, July 19, at the Riverside Golf Course.  Awards are given for 1st through 3rd place, closest to the pin, longest drive for both men and women, and raffle prizes, including a chance to win a season’s golf pass for next year. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, running $40 per person/4 person teams or $50 per person the day of event.  Sign up in advance at Outdoor Adventure Center, or at Riverside or Highland Golf Course.  Registration form is online at www.isu.edu/outdoor.

Idaho Native Plant Society Field Trip to Scout Mountain is next Monday, July 21, with carpool meetup at 6 p.m. near the Bison by the Museum of Natural History, or meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Justice Park Campground at Scout Mountain.  All are welcome to attend. Ruth Moorhead will lead the expedition.  For questions and directions: Contact the McCoys at 241-5851, the Nicholls at 233-0714.

The Outdoor Adventure Center is hosting a Camp Fire Night on the ISU Quad on Monday, July 21, from 7 – 9 p.m.  Have you ever wondered how to leave a no-trace camp fire?  Join the OAC for a tutorial on how to build a safe no-trace fire, followed by playing lawn games and eating some S’MORES.  All are welcome to attend.

The movie, “Bad Words” will be shown next Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater.  In this comedy, Jason Bateman stars as a spelling bee loser who sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult. (Rated R)  Admission is $2 for the public, $1 for ISU staff, or free for ISU summer students.

Bob Devine is the coordinator for the Pocatello Film Society.  If you would like your campus related event included in future columns, please send information to Bob at devirobe@isu.edu.

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Community Players will present Forever Plaid at the Nuart Theatre, 195 Broadway St. on July 17, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26 and 28. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $7 per person.

The cast consists of Dr. Bryce Moser, Bart Brown (Blackfoot city councilman), Russ Wood (high school teacher) and Chris Dunbar (acapella choir teacher at Blackfoot High School).

This deliciously goofy revue centers on four eager male singer killed in a car crash in the 1950′s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.
Singing in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. 

POCATELLO — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has chosen “As You Like It” and “Romeo and Juliet” for its upcoming performances July 30 and July 31 on the ISU Quad. Both plays are free and open to the public, starting at 6:30 pm.

Now in its 42nd season, the troupe will perform 75 shows in 61 communities in the region. The Pocatello appearances are a stop in their tour of Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks features ten professional actors selected by national auditions who tour without technical assistance to bring quality live theater to rural areas.

By Michael Corrigan

We came into Hanover very late. Underneath the station was the Passarelle, a noisy subterranean bazaar. We found the American Embassy as it was about to close, entering a plush office where a small balding man sat behind an ornate desk.

“You’re lucky we’re even open,” he said. “We can send you home on a boat from Hamburg, but you’ll have to hitchhike there. We can’t give you money to get to Amsterdam. You’ll have to get to one place or the other on your own steam.”

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By Jenny Hopkins

POCATELLO — For new Idaho State Civic Symphony Director Grant Harville, the scenery most of us take for granted every day is like the view from a vacation window.

“For someone who has never lived in the mountains it seems very exotic,” the Wisconsin native said in a recent interview with the Journal, “I live close enough to walk to my office and being able to see the mountains.”