HOUSTON (AP) â€” "Affluenza," the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, experts said Thursday.
Vicki Bullock Williams, 61, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Vicki was born May 13, 1952 in Pocatello to Leo Everett Bullock and Helen Mar Romriell.Â Vicki graduated from Marsh Valley High School.Â She has lived the past 30+ years in Blackfoot.Â
On March 23, 1984, Vicki married Lynden Williams in Pocatello.Â
Leathie Valarie Dixey, 65, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 atÂ Quinn Meadows in Pocatello.
She was born Nov.29, 1948 in Pocatello to Ralph Frances Dixey, Sr. and Virgie Gibson Dixey.
She attended school in Blackfoot and has lived her entire life in the area.
She married Marvin Lee Tissidmit in August 1965.Â He preceded her in death on June 12, 2008.
Leathie taught school at Sho-Ban school and drove school bus as well.Â She was bilingual and taught the Shoshone language. She worked as a teacher's aide for Blackfoot School District for several years.
POCATELLO â€” Snake River opened wrestling season at Highland with a bang on Wednesday. The Panthers beat Pocatello 39-37 and dropped a 50-26 decision to Highland.
In an effort to help ease evening congestion in downtown Blackfoot, the Blackfoot City Council unanimously approved a recommendation to make the alley between Broadway and Ash - running from Pacific to Bridge Street - a one-way street at its meeting on Tuesday.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue explained that a traffic problem is created in the area when evening activities are going on, particularly dance lessons at Downtown Dance studio.
Tuesday marked the second day of the Christmas Extravaganza at the museum. Wednesday, the museum will be open from 4 - 8 p.m., complete with a performances by Hovia Edwards at 5 p.m. and Angela Carlson at 6 p.m.
BLACKFOOT â€” For a quarter the Blackfoot boys basketball team hung with 5A Madison, but things quickly fell apart in the remaining three quarters.
A 17-2 third quarter run by the Bobcats was the final nail in the Broncos coffin as Madison cruised to a 63-36 victory Tuesday night at Blackfoot High School.
"Usually my kids just play hard from start to finish, but not tonight," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "They were content to just concede the game and try and keep it under 30."
A tour of the Bingham County Historical Museum at 190 N. Shilling Ave. in Blackfoot is a step back into time.
The museum is open from 4-8 p.m. each evening this week and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free this week.
Different activities are planned each evening but always there is a Christmas story time at 7 p.m.
Today, Alex Jensen will perform at 5 p.m.; Deanne Casperson will perform at 6.
Irene O. Hammond blessed her family with her example of love and faith.Â She passed away peacefully at her home on her birthday, December 4, 2013, at the age of 93.
She was born Melva Irene Ogborn December 4, 1920, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Charles L. and Montana Boice Ogborn.Â Irene grew up in Blackfoot during the depression, the youngest of four children, and attended Blackfoot schools through her junior year.Â She moved with her parents to Omak, Washington, in 1937, where she graduated from high school.
BLACKFOOT â€” Six-year-old Spencer Gohr has grown up in a family of bowlers.
His father, Shad, grandparents Gary and Karen Keith and great-grandparents have have enjoyed both the social and competitive aspects of the sport.
Either this season Spencer, Shad and Karen teamed to win the inagural Curtis MacFee Memorial Youth-Adult tournament at Pindale Lanes.
"It was special for us because Curtis has been like an older brother or uncle to our family," Karen said. "Every kid who has gotten to know him has loved him."
MacFee died in a four-wheeler accident in August of 2012.