Archive - Apr 7, 2011
POCATELLO â€” A local doctor has implanted the first and only MRI- compatible pacemaker device into two patients, just two months after the device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Benjamin Call, a cardiologist at Pocatello Cardiology at Portneuf Medical Center, inserted the Medtronic, Revo MRI SureScan pacing system into a patient younger than 35 and a patient in their 50s. It is the first pacemaker in the U.S. specifically designed for use in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment.
THOMAS â€”Â The Twin Buttes LIons Club honored its members Thursday evening. The awards ceremony took place in the Snake River High School cafeteria.
The Twin Buttes Lions club members raised $1,100 that went to help pay for chairs in the new cafeteria.
Club members Duane Jensen, Alden and Glenna Hale each received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award. This award recognizes extraordinary service to the community and club.
The award is named after the Lions Club founder Melvin Jones, who chartered the first Lions Club in 1917 in Chicago.
BLACKFOOT â€” An increase in the need for emergency food boxes has severely depleted the supply of dry foods in the food bank at the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency in Blackfoot.
Bingham County Program Coordinator Bobette Jackson said they are in dire need of dry foods such as cereals, pastas, rice, beans, pancake or muffin mix and items such as Hamburger Helper, ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese. They will also accept cash donations to purchase food.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos returned to the diamond on Wednesday afternoon, welcoming conference foe Rigby to town for a double-dip between the two schools.
At the end of a long afternoon, the Broncos found themselves on the right end of a sweep, winning game one 7-1 and then the nightcap 12-6.
Scott Campfield, 41
Scott Campfield, 41, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
REXBURG â€” VaLayne Weeks, 57, of Rexburg, passed into our Fatherâ€™s loving arms on April 5, 2011, at Madison Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 2, 1953 in Pocatello to Don and Elaine Mangum.
A beloved wife, mother of 11, grammie of 23, sister, daughter and friend, she was a â€śgroupieâ€ť and loved spending time with everyone in her large family! She loved life and was a very positive and happy person. She had a heart of Gold and shared it with everyone she met.