September 30th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€”Â With the district standings starting to sort themselves out and the district tournament less than two weeks away, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos were looking for momentum heading into the season final three games.
Tuesday's game with Preston was also senior day for the Lady Broncos four seniors, but the second seeded Indians spoiled the final home game for the Broncos in 2014.
Preston's Chole Hendrickson scored a hat trick to pace the Indians to a 3-1 win on Tuesday afternoon at Blackfoot High School.
Blackfoot School District has officially implemented the United States Department of Agriculture's "Smart Snack" program which means big changes in what students can buy from vending machines, school stores, a la carte, snack carts and even school fundraisers.
The donuts, cookies, chocolate bars, fruit flavored candies and sugary sodas that once easily accessible in vending machines and school stores will soon be completely replaced with healthier options such as nuts, light popcorn, low fat tortilla chips, granola bars, fruit cups, water, fruit juice and diet drinks.
Voting opens on Wednesday to determine the five national winners in Farmers Insurance "Dream Big Teacher Challenge."
Stoddard first grade teacher Melissa Hunt is one of 15 national finalists in this challenge.
The teacher and the project with most email votes in each zone will be the winner.
Each email address can vote one each day, seven days a week at the websiteâ€”thankamillionteachers.com. Participants must be 18 years old to vote.
The contest ends Nov. 30.
Hunt is competing against two other teachers in Zone 1â€”one teacher in Montana and another in Washington.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) â€” An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a huge public party Saturday that promised "peace, love and potato salad."
PotatoStock 2014 was held in downtown Columbus and featured bands, food trucks, beer vendors and, yes, plenty of potato salad. With more than 3,000 pounds of potatoes, the charity-minded party was open to people of all ages.
BLACKFOOT â€” (BACK ROW) Margie Baird, Daniza Llanos, Celina Vera, Patty Ojeda, Monica K. Nevarez, Maribel Priest (FRONT ROW) Maddy Baird, Patty Mares, and Maria Mares were some of the 60-70 at a Zumba fundraiser on Friday night. The group gathered to raise money for the family of Esperanza Vera who was battling cirrhosis of the liver and passed on Sept. 25, 2014. The group raised $542 Friday. The family needs help coming up with the money to pay for funeral costs.
Emory Lavar White, 97, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his home.
Emory was born August 22, 1917 to Emory White and Margurite Lucille Cowley in Cleveland, Utah the second oldest child of five boys and two girls.Â When he was eight years old, his family moved to National Mining Camp near Helper, Utah for one year.Â They then moved back to Cleveland, where Emory attended school and played basketball on the Young Men Mutual team for the church and loved to roller skate.
BLACKFOOT â€” Work was in high gear on Saturday at the Bingham Community Pantry at 245 W. Sexton in Blackfoot.
"We will have a building to feed people," said Lee Hammett, chairman of the CDT board.
The Bingham Community Pantry is part of the Community Dinner Table (CDT).
On Saturday, volunteers were putting up walls, putting in doors, working on plumbing and electrical wiring.
Contractor Tad Stoker of Final Touch Exteriors was measuring and installing the plywood for walls with the assistance of Chris Cannon, president of the Blackfoot South Stake.
FIRTH â€”Â The Firth Lady Cougars have made some real strides during the 2014 season.
After going winless for over 18 months the squad picked up a big win earlier this season on the road over South Fremont. The team also had numerous games where one bounce could have changed a loss to a win.
Under a persistent rain Saturday night the Lady Cougars took to the pitch one last time under the light's of the Firth High School football stadium for senior night against South Fremont.
The Cougars recognized the 11 seniors who have given so much to the program since it was started three seasons ago.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Mother Nature really did not want to cooperate Friday night.
In the hour leading up to the annual 'Buck Bowl' the clouds around Blackfoot High School began to darken and the threat of rain became evident as the lightening was getting closer and closer tot he field.
After the opening kick-off was delayed an hour by weather the Broncos and Bobcats got onto the field, but they didn't even get to halftime before they were pulled off the field again, this time for good.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot High School Homecoming pep assembly on Friday was full of energy and full of surprises as the student body got pumped up for Friday's football game against the Madison High School Bobcats. This year's Homecoming theme is "Flashback to the 50s."
As was anticipated, a brand new "lean, mean and green," Bronco mascot was unveiled in a humorous student skit, officially retiring the worn out 1970s and 1990s mascots.
See the full story in Saturday's Morning News.