BLACKFOOT â€” Cindy Reese, wife of county Republican chairman Scott Reese, pinch-hit for him at the central committee's Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday.
"It's an honor to be in a room with so many great people, patriots," Reese said as she began her remarks to the Bingham County Republicans.
Using President Abraham Lincoln's "House Divided" speech as her theme, she noted that he and the nation faced many of the same type of challenges our leaders now face.
"As Republicans we must find leaders who are today like Lincoln," she said.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Tenisha Schild of Blackfoot is one step closer to performing her dance "Gravity" with a hula hoop at the Stadium of Fire show in Provo, Utah, this year. To move forward, she needs your vote.
Schild was just notified that she is in the top 40 talents remaining. Anyone interested in voting for Tenisha can go to http://www.freedomfestival.org/events/stadium-of-fire-talent-search/. Tenisha is contestant number 33.
SHELLEY â€” About 1,000 people took advantage of the Emergency and Preparedness Fair at Shelley High School Saturday.
â€śAttendance was beyond our expectations,â€ť said organizer Terrill Christensen. â€śWeâ€™re tickled about the turnout.â€ť
This is the third year Shelley has hosted a preparedness fair.
Terry Johnson demonstrated the Aqua Pour-Niken Water Purification System.
â€śI expected to be sitting a lot but there were so many people--Iâ€™m wearing better shoes next year,â€ť Johnson said.
â€śA lot of people were helped today,â€ť said Barbara Morrison from Shelley.