Archive - 2012
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.
State football championship photos from Mark High and Bill Schaefer are available for viewing and purchase at BillSchaefer.SmugMug.com/sports
Find the folders for Firth 2A championship or Blackfoot 4A championship.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Affordable Family Dentistry is just thatâ€”affordable. Children through adults are welcome at the practice.
â€śWe keep prices lower so people can afford to come in,â€ť said Dr. Tracy Jenkins, D.D.S. â€śWe fill a little bit of a niche there.â€ť
â€śDid you know more deaths are caused from oral cancer than from cervical cancer?â€ť the doctor asked. â€śI do an oral cancer screening every time a patient comes in. I feel for tumors in the head and neck.
A dentistâ€™s goal is total heath, Jenkins said.
Approximately 20 members of St. John's Catholic Parish in Pingree spent part of Sunday preparing noodles for their annual fundraising bazaar. Parishioners have spent the last three Sundays making noodles for the event.
"We make these noodles and a lot of other things to raise funds for maintaining the church," said Ben DiGiulio, one of those on hand. "It's also a good opportunity to showcase the church."
This year's event will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon to 4 p.m.
A pastor of the Lighthouse Assembly of God is gathering items to take Christmas to an orphanage in Mexico. David Trevizo and his wife, Sonia, have been heading the orphanage assistance every year since 1999, sometimes twice a year. Dirt roads littered with garbage and buildings engineered out of plywood, garage doors and scraps is home to the people of the orphanage. It is a home that is short of healthy meals, clean clothes and new toys, items that the Trevizos want desperately to give to the people of the shanty town.
For the Shelley Russets, thereâ€™s just something about playing the Fruitland Grizzlies in the 3A state championship game.
Shelleyâ€™s last two titles came directly at the expense of Fruitland. In 2007, the Russets prevailed 19-13, and it was a 25-14 final in 2009.
This yearâ€™s title rematch wasnâ€™t nearly as close.
From the opening snap, Shelley held the gameâ€™s momentum and cruised to a 37-10 victory to claim the 3A state championship Friday night at Eagle High School.
It is the schoolâ€™s fifth title.
Declo quarterback Kai Garner scored on a pair of one-yard runs to lead the Hornets to a 22-12 victory over Firth in the Class 2A championship football game on Friday.
In a battle of unbeatens, the Hornets (12-0) took advantage of two big plays and a Firth mistake en route to their touchdowns. The Cougars (11-1) also used the big play, but struggled to sustain anything offensively all game.
"We were a little out of sync," noted Firth coach Keith Drake. That was to be expected with the loss of starting quarterback Jake Orme in the semifinals one week earlier.
For the Blackfoot Broncos Fridayâ€™s 4A state championship football game was an offensive clinic as the men in green racked up a state record 548 yards of offense. They never punted in a game in which they dominated from start to finish for a resounding 48-19 victory over the Vikings of Middleton.
â€śWow, we looked like an NFL offense out there tonight,â€ť Blackfoot coach Stan Buck said. â€śWe came out and accomplished everything that we wanted to do and our playmakers stepped up and made plays.â€ť
Most people will agree that recycling is "the right thing to do" which is why the City of Blackfoot is encouraging residents to take part in an inexpensive monthly recycling effort offered by Bingham Curbside Recyclers.
Husband and wife team Levi and Kendra Stacey of Wapello started the recycling business three years ago after Levi lost his job in Idaho Falls. They are now filling a niche in the community by offering curbside recycling pickup, twice a month, for just $5.50 a month.