I.F. woman’s co-workers surprise her with a car

Jackie Nebeker checks out her 2005 Chevy Aveo Wednesday in the parking lot of the Behavioral Health Center. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

About 50 of Jackie Nebeker’s co-workers donated more than $4,000 to purchase for her a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo. Nebeker said she works multiple jobs and doesn’t have much spare cash for big purchases.

I.F. food pantry gears up for busy season

Bud Langerak, executive director of the Community Food Basket - Idaho Falls, stocks shelves Tuesday afternoon in preparation for food distribution later in the day. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

The Community Food Basket - Idaho Falls typically distributes more food during the winter than any other time of the year. It also receives about 40 percent of its yearly donations during the holiday months.

Don’t want to cook?

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Many families enjoy cooking on Thanksgiving, but it comes with its headaches. For those who don’t want to deal with the hassle and mess of preparing a holiday feast, there are several restaurants in the area that will be serving Thanksgiving fare today:

Kids put the ‘giving’ in Thanksgiving

Heath Springman, 13, of Idaho Falls, smiles as he jokes around with other members of the church’s youth group during the pie-baking night Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls. The First Presbyterian Church has been supplying pies for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner for the last 16 years. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

First Presbyterian youth group members bake pies for Community Thanksgiving Dinner each year. They say it’s a great way to hang out with friends and make a mess. Church leaders say it teaches giving.


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