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June 30th

Leaders call Boy Scout Encampment a success

June 30, 2013

The Rise up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment finished Saturday.
The encampment was a “resounding, unbelievable success,” said director David Smith. “Everyone had a great time, from the action centers through the family history center.
“Dr. Seuss had it right when he said, ‘It was beyond Z,’” he said.
“We had a great army of volunteers who all came together to make it happen,” said Smith.
“I’m at church right now [on Sunday],” he said. “All the scouts are wearing their Thomas S. Monson award medallions and talking it up; there’s quite a buzz going.”

Record High Heat: Caregivers Watch Elderly Carefuly

June 30, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Record-breaking heat is in the forecast across the country and right here in East Idaho.
The heat is hard on everyone, but for older adults who are particularly
vulnerable to the dangers of heat, the extreme temperatures
can become deadly.
Excessive heat claims more lives each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined. Senior care companies take great care to ensure that their residents are safe and hydrated in extreme temperatures.

June 28th

Scouts combine faith and fun at Encampment

June 28, 2013

The Scout Law says a scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful …
Scout Travis Schwendeman from Newdale exemplified being helpful as he taught two instructors, scouts and adult leaders how to crack a cow whip on Friday afternoon at the Rise Up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment near Firth.
“You swing the whip one way, reverse it and crack it,” Travis said. “The crack [of the whip] does not happen because the whip hits the ground; it’s more like wave action.

Caregivers watch elderly carefully during heat wave

June 28, 2013

Record-breaking heat is in the forecast across the country and right here in East Idaho. The heat is hard on everyone, but for older adults who are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of heat, the extreme temperatures can become deadly. Excessive heat claims more lives than each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined.
Senior care companies take great care to ensure that their residents are safe and hydrated in extreme temperatures.

Broncos keep rolling, sweep Buhl

June 28, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Since District play began on Tuesday the Blackfoot Broncos have been playing some of their best baseball of the summer.
The Broncos came into Friday's doubleheader with Buhl winners of their last three games looking to keep a stranglehold on the top spot in the district.

District says goodbye

June 28, 2013

B L A C K F O O T —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.”

June 27th

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

 

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