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Boy Scouts keep busy at Encampment

June 27, 2013

Activities abound at the Rise Up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment near Firth. Scouts, leaders and staff moved in Wednesday.
On this hot June day, following the water truck and hoping to be sprayed by it was a happy activity.  
About 12,000 people are participating in the encampment, according to Brian Porter, media person for the Grant Teton Council. Three states are represented—Idaho, Wyoming and Utah. One scout is from Washington state.
The number of LDS stakes represented is 58, Porter said.

Blackfoot trustees honored for service

June 27, 2013

Blackfoot District Superintendent Chad Struhs presented trustees Peter Lipovac (Zone 1) and Taylor Johansen (Zone 4) with a gift at the school board meeting Thursday night to express his appreciation for their service. Both men are retiring from the school board, opting not to seek re-election in May. Their final day as board members is June 30.
"Both of these men have done wonderful things for the district," Struhs said. "We (at the district) appreciate their service and this is just a token of appreciation for their time and dedication."

John Lyle Smith, 93

June 27, 2013

John Lyle Smith, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at his home in Moreland, Idaho.
John was born April 4, 1920 in Smithfield, Utah, to Thomas and Cora Myrtle Tall Smith.  He was raised in the Moody, Idaho area and attended school in Sugar Salem School District, graduating in 1938.
On April 8, 1942 he married Jean Tucker in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.  She preceded him in death on September 30, 2010.
John was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in a Bishopric and various other callings.

Hammett makes home in Philippines

June 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT —Starting as a swimming coach 33 years ago, Jeffrey Hammett has lived through educational changes, revolutions and revolts in The Republic
of the Philippines.
“I attended Stanford University and was an all-American swimmer
in the ‘60s,” Hammett said. “The national team in the Philippines needed
some expertise in swimming so they offered me a two-year contract.”
After taking a trip around the world, Hammett started as a swimming coach in the Philippines in 1980. In 1980, the exchange rate of the Philippino peso to the U.S. dollar was 7.6 to one. In June 2013, it is

Waste collected Saturday

June 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT —Hazardous Household Waste will be collected this Saturday at Bingham County’s Central Transfer Station at Moreland.
This waste will be collected ONLY at the Central Transfer Station
at Moreland.
This service for Bingham County residents only and it is free. The Central Transfer Station will receive this waste from 8 a.m. to 12
noon this Saturday, June 29.
This is a great opportunity to gather up all those old cleaning solvents,
drain cleaners, pesticides and other items that you no longer
need or want. Check for items under your kitchen or bathroom sinks, in

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