Archive - 2012
Bright sunshine and pleasant temperatures greeted both volunteers and guests at Jason Lee United Methodist Church on Thursday.
Approximately 60 volunteers worked through the Community Dinner Table (CDT), a faith-based group which includes participants from many churches and service organizations, to provide a Thanksgiving meal to all comers.
"Be sure to tell whoever is in charge that I appreciate it," said Mike Finnigian of Pocatello. "I'm a bachelor and all my relatives have left the area.
By LISA LETE
BLACKFOOTâ€”Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small local businesses; a day that Idaho state business leaders hope shoppers will take seriously during this crucial holiday season.
Sandy Anderson, executive director of Buy Idaho, hopes that shoppers will take Saturday to seek out the small businesses in their communities and support them throughout the holiday season and into the new year.
IDAHO FALLS â€” A Shelley woman was killed and two other people suffered slight injuries in a late-afternoon collision on Tuesday, Idaho State Police reported.
Approximately 5:30 pm, Idaho State Police investigated the crash in the intersection of US91 and W 65th S Road, also known as the York Exchange south of Idaho Falls.
BLACKFOOT â€” With only 32 days left until Christmas is here, people scramble to make their holiday purchases but is Black Fridayâ€¦errâ€¦ Thursday ruining shoppers idea about the infamous day of bargain hunting?
Retailers market the after Thanksgiving shopping day as the holiday savings event of the season. This year many retailers that commonly have opened as early as midnight for Black Friday are opening their doors for sales Thanksgiving evening.
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states.
It wasn't until October 1777 that all 13 colonies celebrated day of Thanksgiving.
FIRTH â€” The Shelley Lady Russets built a ten point first quarter lead and then spent the remainder of the evening fending off a furious Firth Lady Cougar comeback attempt with a 37-34 road win in Firth on Tuesday evening.
Firth had cut the lead to just two points at 34-32 when Rachel Schiess found Bailey Nelson on the low block for a lay up to send the Firth faithful into a frenzy. Shelley's Nikki Nelson silenced the blue and sent the red crowd to their feet less than ten second later however as the senior coolly stroked a three point shot from the top of the arc, pushing the lead back out to seven at 37-32 with just over a minute remaining.
Morning Newsâ€”Jen Andrus
Blackfoot High School celebrates during a pep rally after the varsity team took yet another state championship during the Milk Bowl last Friday. "Every day is good to be a Bronco, but especially a day that you win back-to-back championships!" said one of the coaches. The Broncos also won in 2011.
Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Shelley High School football players sign the 3A Championship banner Tuesday morning after an assembly recognizing their championship. Shelley capped a perfect season (12-0) by defeating Fruitland, 37-10, in the state championship game last Friday at Eagle High School. The Shelley team were also recognized as the 3A State Academic Champions.
Nearly 26 million Americans currently have diabetes, while another 79 million have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. These numbers take a serious toll on people's health and their pocketbooks.
November is National Diabetes Month and Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) is dedicated to providing a diabetes education program to the community that meets the American Diabetes Association's standards for self-management and prevention.
Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Realtor Ann Ogden from Western Realty loads packaged goods into the Thanksgiving boxes that will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA). Fifteen to 20 members of the Greater Blackfoot Realtor Association and friends loaded 180 boxes for distribution on Monday.
"This is the fifth year the realtors have come in to help us," said Bobette Beesley, SEICAA director. "I'm so grateful they are willing to come back each year.