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Bingham Magazine: New issue on stands now

November 1, 2011

BINGHAM COUNTY – The November/December issue of Bingham Magazine is now available in the Morning News office and around Bingham County free of charge. In this issue you will find a tribute to our troops, holiday recipes, community features, local perspectives and more.
You can also view Bingham Magazine online at www.am-news.com under Special Sections.

Coming up: Events happening this week

November 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Here is a listing of events happening in and around Bingham County this week. Check our online calendar at http://www.am-news.com for updated information during the week. If you have an event you would like posted please send it to mnews@cableone.net.

NOVEMBER 2
• Solo auditions for the community performance of Handel’s “Messiah” are from 4—6 p.m. at the Snake River High School.
• Bingham County Historical Society final meeting of the year tonight at 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Roast beef dinner--please bring a salad or dessert. Speaker Gene Womack.

Big East to extend invites as it starts to rebuild

November 1, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Big East Commissioner John Marinatto says the conference will begin extending invitations to potential new members as the league tries to rebuild after losing four schools.

Marinatto declined to say which schools will receive invites to the Big East. He did say the league will hand out invites for football-only and all sports and the league is looking to expand westward.

The Big East's plan is to add Boise State, Navy and Air Force as football-only members and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports.

Leona F. Long, 69

November 1, 2011

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Leona-Ruth Vadnais Fechter Long, 69, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 following a valiant battle with cancer.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service 113 S. Wilson Avenue, Bozeman, Mont.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.dokkennelson.com.
Memorial services for those who knew Leona from the Pocatello and Blackfoot areas are pending and will be announced at a later date.

Dolly Elizabeth Siepert, 93

November 1, 2011

Dolly Elizabeth Chandler Siepert, 93, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at her son’s home in Idaho Falls.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Prep football playoffs

November 1, 2011

Class 4A
Columbia at Hillcrest, Friday, 7 p.m.
Blackfoot at Skyview, Friday, 7 p.m.
Middleton at Lakeland, Friday, 7 p.m.
Preston at Pocatello (Holt Arena), Friday, 7 p.m.

Class 3A
Kellogg at Fruitland, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Weiser at Timberland, Saturday, noon
Snake River vs. Salmon (Holt Arena), 5 p.m. Saturday
Marsh Valley vs. Kimberly (Holt Arena), 2:30 p.m. Saturday

Class 2A
Firth at Declo, Friday, 6 p.m.
New Plymouth at Nampa Christian, 7 p.m. Friday
West Side vs. Butte County, (Holt Arena), noon, Saturday
Gooding vs. Grangeville (Kibbie Dome), 5 p.m. Friday

Pirates sighted in Blackfoot

November 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT — John and Lisa Warren and her brother Mark Empey braved a stiff Idaho wind on Monday to share the Spirit of Halloween with the community.
Empey built the pirate ship playhouse for his nieces and nephews — Emma, Shad and Whitney Warren — about five years ago.
Each Halloween the families decorate their yard on Riverton Road and the ship and invite the community to share.
"Aargh, come on in," Empey told the children as they entered the aft part of the ship. "There's candy at the bottom if you go down the slide."

'Patriot Chopper' visits Blackfoot

November 1, 2011

The Morning News—Melanie Moore
Blackfoot First Baptist Church pastor Jim Deininger takes a look at the National Guard "Patriot Chopper" on display at the church's Fall Carnival and Trunk or Treat event Monday. The "Patriot Chopper" is the first of three bikes built by Orange County Choppers for the National Guard. The blade spokes of the wheels are 3-D inlaid spearheads, the handlebars are constructed of an ammunition belt line, the struts are made from chromed M-4 magazines and an M-4 carbine is mounted on the rear of the bike.

Commission hears plans for county road work

November 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The administrator for the Bingham County road crew presented the Eight-Year Plan of road maintenance in the county to the Bingham County commissioners Monday.
The commissioners oversee the expenses for the county. Therefore their input is sought on the priority of the road projects.
"The projects presented are in no particular order," said David Babbitt, Bingham County Director of Public Works. "We want our plan on where we're going to be on the same page [as the Bingham County commissioners]."

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