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Legion Riders conduct buffalo stew feed

July 18, 2013

A buffalo stew feed, sponsored by the American Legion Riders, is open to all comers. The meal will be served from noon to 8 p.m. today at Jensen Grove in Blackfoot.
The buffalo meat is fresh, said organizer Dave Breshears. So is the fry bread that will be served with the meal.
The cost is $10 per person. All proceeds will go to the American Legion Legacy Fund.

Pair of Snake River students earn leadership scholarships

July 18, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Two Blackfoot area youth are spending part of their summer at a prestigious National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Boston, Mass.
Joslyn Phillips and Davian Martinez, both incoming sophomores at Snake River High School, were invited to attend and each received a $500 scholarship from the program.

Shirley Ann Mecham, 74

July 18, 2013

Shirley Ann Mecham, 74, of Blackfoot slipped away peacefully on a bright sunny Saturday morning, July 13, 2013 with her little companion, Sheba, by her side.
Shirley was born July 7, 1939 in Blackfoot, the daughter of Kenneth C. Mecham and Aneta  Jensen Mecham Lawrence. She was raised in the Blackfoot and Firth areas.
Shirley was a hard worker and never went without a job; she retired from Basic American Foods after 20 years.  She decided retirement just wasn’t for her, so she became a Foster Grandparent and loved it!  All the kids called her grandma, and that is what she was to them.

Mellissa Alice Yellowhair, 26

July 18, 2013

Mellissa Yellowhair, 26, a lifetime Fort Hall resident, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at home surrounded by family following an illness.
Mellissa was born June 2, 1987 in Blackfoot to Rick Yellowhair and Donna Devine. As a child she attended Blackfoot Elementary and Junior High. Mellissa graduated as valedictorian from the Sho-Ban High School in 2005.
She was a member of The Native American Church.
Mellissa worked as a supervisor at the casino and then was the banker at the Fort Hall Casino.

A bad year for ticks

July 18, 2013

BLACKFOOT—Local veterinarians are reporting that it's a bad year for ticks in East Idaho and while the little bloodsuckers will latch onto just about anything, dogs seem to be their main victim of choice, followed by humans.
Laddie Curran, who purchased a home on Riverton Road three years ago, said he was shocked when just in the past couple of weeks he found two ticks on himself and a total of seven between his two dogs. Two of the ticks on his dogs had already filled up with blood.

Bingham historical book on sale

July 18, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Stories of Bingham County’s history have been compiled into a book entitled “Bingham County Memories Volume II.” Local historian Lois Bates compiled it.
Her passion is history.
“I remember climbing into my grandmother’s lap and begging her to tell me stories about our family,” Bates said.
Her grandmother came from Switzerland.
“There is so much history that has got to be preserved,” she said. “Stories will go away if they are not preserved.”
“I’m excited about this book,” said Bates.

Blacfoot splits with Burley

July 18, 2013

BLACKFOOT — After a long hot summer of baseball the American Legion baseball season entered its final week of the regular season with questions remaining on who will qualify for next week's district tournament in Pocatello.

 

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