Archive - May 4, 2011
IDAHO FALLS ‚ÄĒ Several Bingham County students received scholarships at the 2011 Hispanic Youth Symposium last week in Sun Valley.
Scholarships valued at more than $2.7 million were granted at the symposium, which brought some 300 Idaho Latino high school students together for a weekend of motivational speakers and interactive workshops. Students also participated in speech, talent, art, and athletic and interactive skill contests.
BLACKFOOT ‚ÄĒ Bingham County Treasurer Janice Lawes (left) and Tanna Beal display some of the toys that were collected for children in Haiti. In two weeks, employees in the Bingham County Courthouse and Heinz Frozen Food in Pocatello contributed enough toys to fill two 55-gallon barrels. Some of the items that filled the drums included jump ropes, jacks, bats and balls, baby dolls, games, books and some gently used items.
"I told people to go as basic as you can get," Beal said.
THOMAS ‚ÄĒ During two days this week, Wednesday and today, some of the 1,000 elementary students visiting the Ag Expo at Snake River High School (SRHS) will get their first look and touch of agriculture.
The elementary students are from Irving Kindergarten Center in Blackfoot and kindergartners and first graders from Moreland Elementary.
Sponsoring the Ag Expo are SRHS students who are members of Future Farmers of America (FFA).
‚ÄúThe goal of the Ag Expo is to show kids where their food comes from and to show them the agriculture way of life,‚ÄĚ said SRHS Ag teacher Justin Patten.
FIRTH ‚ÄĒ The Firth baseball squad continues to roll along as they swept a pair of ball games from the Bonneville Junior Varsity squad by identical 10-0 scores.
The name of the game for Firth was strong defense and stellar pitching evident by a pair of complete game gems that were thrown by Conner Montgomery and Brenner Coughlan who pitched ahead of a defense that committed just one error between the two ball games.
BURLEY ‚ÄĒ Mallory Beth Monroe, the 1-year-old daughter of Matt and Shannon Turner Monroe of Burley, passed away peacefully in her daddy‚Äôs arms in the early morning hours of May 3, 2011.
Donald ‚ÄúDuck‚ÄĚ Cannon, 64, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Bingham Skilled Nursing and Rehab.
He was born Feb. 15, 1947. in Statesboro, Ga., to Grady and Alice Gertrude Lewis Cannon.
He worked at potato warehouses and at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds for a few years.
He is survived by his mother, Alice Tucker of Blackfoot; brothers, Norman (Cindy) Cannon, Dean Tucker, Rocky Tucker, Albert Cannon, Roger Cannon, Ricky Cannon, David Cannon and Bobby Cannon; sisters, Jean (Frank) Attenwiller, Sandra Cannon, Pamela Cannon and Debra Cannon.
IDAHO FALLS ‚ÄĒ Norma Shafer, 85, of Firth passed away May 2, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Clearfield, Utah, to Lorin and Olive Mae Briggs Moss.¬† She was raised and attended schools in Clearfield.
On Nov. 21, 1945, she married Robert L. Shafer in Ogden, Utah.
Norma was employed at RT French‚Äôs in Shelley and K-Mart in Idaho Falls.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings.