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Archive - Dec 2013

Health officials warn: 'flu's coming'

December 31, 2013

Health officials have confirmed that a man over the age of 60 in south central Idaho has died from the H1N1 flu virus. It’s believed that his death is Idaho’s first flu related death of the season. So far, health officials in Bingham County say that the flu hasn’t hit the area too hard, but “it’s still early in the season.”
Last year there were 35 flu-related deaths in Idaho.

December 29th

Woman expresses thanks for Christmas blessings

December 29, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Words of thanks aren't enough for Angelina Qulimaco of Blackfoot. A single mother, she hopes to be able to pay it forward some day in a big way for the Christmas that was provided this year for sons Alec (10) and Tyler (8) and her.

December 28th

Lady Panthers cruise past Malad 54-27

December 29, 2013

THOMAS — Snake River head coach Rich Dunn prides his teams on doing one thing very well; playing defense.
When the Lady Panthers took to the floor Saturday night for their home game with Malad it was hard to tell if the week off between games and few days off had any effect on the team at all.
The Lady Panthers defense was in lock down mode from the opening tip as they cruised to a 54-27 win over the visiting Dragons at Snake River High School.

December 25th

Are you battling the wintertime blues?

December 25, 2013

Does a white Christmas leave you feeling blue? Do you have no energy or motivation? These are all signs of the wintertime blues - otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - that get even the best of us during the long, winter months when the days are short and temperatures are frigid.
According to Dr. Norman Rosenthal, psychiatrist and author of the "Winter Blues," up to 18 million Americans suffer from the condition each year.
SAD can be attributed to a few causes for those who are vulnerable: genetic susceptibility, environmental factors and the lack of light.

All-Bingham County defensive football team

December 25, 2013

BLACKFOOT — I hope everyone out there enjoyed their Christmas holiday with family, friends and loved ones.
But as most of you enjoyed the day I spent it in font of my computer working on the second half of the All-Bingham County football team.
In Tuesday's Morning News I named the first and second team offenses chosen by me from the performances I saw during the season.
Today I will reveal the defensive players for the county.
Without further ado the All-Bingham County defense.

December 23rd

Churches announce Christmas services

December 24, 2013

The long anticipated day is finally here. Merry Christmas.
Area churches offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services are:
 
Baptist
Ebenezer Baptist Church, 529 N. Ash, Blackfoot will have its regular Wednesday service at 7 p.m. on Christmas.
Blackfoot Southern Baptist Church has joined with the Cowboy Church for a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. at Christ's Cowboy Country Church at the Mill Iron Arena on Weeding Lane.

Calvary Chapel
Calvary Chapel's Christmas Eve service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 20 E Pacific.

Catholic

All-Bingham County offensive football team

December 23, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Merry Christmas everyone, I hope that you all are getting the chance to the enjoy the holidays with friends, family and loved ones.
As you know the sports world never stops, it just slows down a bit during the final week of the year and it allows me the opportunity to catch up on some things from the first half of the school year and take a little time off.
WIth that being said this is the first of two All-Bingham County football teams, today you will see the offense and on Thursday you will see the defense.

December 22nd

Anonymous donor funds field trip for Summit Middle School

December 22, 2013

Sixth and seventh grade students at Blackfoot's new Summit Middle School enjoyed a field trip to Salt Lake City (SLC) this month to study architecture. The field trip was not paid for by Blackfoot School District 55 but was funded, instead, by donors who chose to remain anonymous.
Summit Middle School opened this fall on the top floor of the Blackfoot School District Office as a non-traditional school geared around "project-based learning."
The trip started early about 6:30 a.m. as 19 students, four parents, and teachers Garth Carlson and Amy Wren piled into a bus and hit the road.

December 21st

Vail leads Blackfoot past Pocatello

December 22, 2013

BLACKFOOT — A long week came to end for the Blackfoot boys basketball team Saturday night with an important 4A District 5/6 match-up with Pocatello.
Playing their third game in four night's coming off Friday night's win over crosstown Snake River. Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale his kids were going to be tired and need to find a way to win an important game.

December 20th

Fundraiser scheduled for Bingham County Search & Rescue

December 21, 2013

A fundraiser is planned for the Bingham County Search & Rescue. A lobster dinner is scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Elks Lodge in Blackfoot. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. 
"We are shipping in lobster from Maine for this fundraiser," said organizer Mike Fresh. "For those who don't like lobster, they will be served rib eye steak." 
Lots of activities are planned, including a raffle and silent auction.
High quality goods will be auctioned, said Fresh. These include hunting gear and clothes.

 

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