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Archive - Oct 4, 2012

Stone Soup fundraiser scheduled for Tuesday

October 4, 2012

Stone Soup is an ancient myth about how a delicious soup, starting with nothing but a stone, can be made when everyone makes a small contribution of something good to the soup. The myth, and the community spirit of everyone pitching in, lives on in the 9th annual Stone Soup cook-off, a fundraiser to help raise money for Blackfoot's South Eastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICCA).

Melvin LaVar Turpin, 91

October 4, 2012

Melvin LaVar Turpin, 91
After two years without the companionship of his loving wife of 68 years he is now reunited with her.  Our loving father and grandfather Melvin LaVar Turpin, 91, of Thomas passed away at his home on Oct. 1, 2012 from natural causes. 
He was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Thomas, the son of Edward Richard and Dora Emma Noack Turpin.
 He attended school at Wilson and then Thomas. 
He married Zola Porter on Jan. 26, 1943, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  They made their home in Thomas.

County still owns Bingham County Historical Museum

October 4, 2012

Although the Bingham County Historical Society and the Bingham County Historical Society have merged, the county retains ownership of the building at 190 N. Shilling Ave. and its contents.
"We will lease the building and its contents for $1 a year for five years," executive director Merlin Wright told members of the Society on Wednesday. "That's all the law allows but it can be renewed after that if the commissioners approve."

Independence Alternative High School Teacher speaks out against propositions

October 4, 2012

Dan Grimes, a teacher at Blackfoot's Independence Alternative High School (IAHS), took the stage Wednesday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center speaking out against Idaho Proposition Bills 1, 2, and 3, just one week after Idaho First Lady Lori Otter stood in the same spot speaking in favor of the bills. Both speeches were sponsored by the the Blackfoot Rotary Club and the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce.
The propositions are veto referendum bills on the upcoming November ballot seeking to overturn the controversial "Students Come First" legislation passed in 2011.

Stalker uses exercise as teaching tool

October 4, 2012

Students at Stalker Elementary are combining learning and exercise with the help of fitness instructor Heather Polatis from Gold's Gym in Blackfoot. The program is called Learn and Be Fit.
Polatis goes into each classroom to give the students 15-20 minutes of exercise on Monday and Wednesday. The students exercise by their desks in their classrooms.
On Wednesday, students in Shawna Matsuura's second grade warmed up and cooled down. They marched, jumped a simulated jump rope, did step touch, tapped heels and toes and learned about their biceps, triceps and quadriceps.

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