We all scream for ice cream

Jennifer Jones and Steve Jones, owners of Pop’s Ice Cream, have set up shop at 475 Park Ave., in downtown Idaho Falls. They are banking on the large amount of people flocking downtown to events and enjoying a day by the river this summer to drive business. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

When Steve and Jennifer Jones stumbled upon a vacant storefront in downtown Idaho Falls, they thought of a sweet opportunity — an ice cream parlor.

Scammers seek out service members and veterans to victimize

Service members and their families make many sacrifices for their country. Unfortunately, aspects of a service member’s job often make them more vulnerable to scams. Perhaps most importantly, they have a guaranteed and steady income that scammers would love to have access to. In the Northwest and Pacific region, service members, veterans and spouses have reported more than 500 scams with an estimated $94,000 lost in the past year, according to BBB Scam Tracker. Among those, tax collection scams were the number one scam reported for military consumers in Idaho, followed by phishing scams. Other common scams that target the military and their family include:

Adopting a change

Zack and Courtney Excell of Rigby pose with their son Easton. The Excell family adopted Easton through services provided by Adoption.com. Courtesy photo

Nathan Gwilliam returned from his LDS mission to South America over 20 years ago with a new passion — promoting international adoption.

Neil Williams

Neil Darrell “Sandy” Williams, 94 years old, long time resident of Moreland, Idaho passed away at The Gables of Shelley on May 22, 2018, under the loving care of Hands of Hope Home Health and Hospice.



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