Archive - Nov 14, 2012
Students from Blackfoot's Independence Alternative High School's health council will be passing out smoking cessation kits from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for today's Great American Smokeout. The American Cancer Society is marking the 37th annual November 15th smokeout by encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit, or to at least quit smoking for the day.
"Even by quitting for one day, smokers will be taking a step towards a healthier life that can help reduce cancer risks," said Traci Lambson, tobacco prevention and cessation coordinator for Southeast Idaho Public Health.
Shelley Superintendent Bryan Jolley announced the school district will receive $208,000 in merit-pay bonuses this year at the trustees' monthly meeting Tuesday. The merit pay will be distributed to the school district today.
"The checks will be cut Dec. 5," said Jolley.
Idaho voters soundly defeated Props 1, 2 and 3. Prop 2 dealt with pay for performance.
Last Tuesday, the Idaho attorney general said the failure [of Prop 2] at the polls should not affect the payout.
Items of note from Oct. 24 - Nov. 3.
LOST WALLET: Oct. 24, 4:20 p.m.: A woman said she lost her wallet and she thinks she left it on top of her car in the Walmart parking lot. She returned to the parking lot but it was no longer there.
PIGGY BANK THEFT: Oct. 24, 6:15 p.m.: A woman said someone has stolen her three-year-old's piggy bank and there was $300-400 inside.
IDENTITY THEFT: Oct. 24, 6:17 p.m.: A man said he received a power bill for a residence in Pocatello in his name, but he has always lived with his mom and never had power under his name.
Kebler Miller, 91, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at The
Gables with his family by his side.
Kebler was born March 4, 1921 to Bert and Susie Miller in Laurel Springs, North Carolina.Â
Â Â He was in the Army and fought in France during World War II. He was wounded and received a Purple Heart.Â
On Nov. 16, 1951 Kebler married Evon Wyatt and they made their home in Blackfoot.Â They had three children, two sons and a daughter.
Deborah Jean Thomas, 63, of Blackfoot, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
Deborah was born March 24, 1949 in Wendell, to Glendon Myers Nicholls and Crystal Pauline White.Â Â She spent her youth in Blackfoot and graduated from Snake River High School in 1968. She went on to pursue a tech degree in office management.
She married her husband Lester Craig Thomas on Nov. 2, 1974 and together had two beautiful sons â€” Benjamin and Eric. Lester and Deborah were later divorced.
FORT HALLâ€”In celebration of the newly declared National Native American Heritage Month, members of Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are having some fun by participating in "Wear Your Moccasins To Work Day" all day Thursday.
"Someone started this up on Facebook and email as a way to show Native pride and we thought it sounded like fun," said Randy'L Teton, public affairs manager for the tribes. "We're just going to roll with the punches and join in."
Bingham County Clerk Sara Staub has reported a scam related to jury duty.
On Tuesday Staub said several people have recently come into the courthouse to report that they had received text messages saying they were being fined for failure to report for jury duty.
"We've been told the text message tells the people they're being fined $100 for failure to report," Staub said. She added that the people who have reported the text messages were not on a jury duty list.