Archive - Aug 5, 2013
Although some challenges remain, members of the Snake River School Board approved a resolution regarding a new well at the middle school on Tuesday night.
Facilities manager Alden Hale gave an update on the well, which will provide drinking water to the school before board members conditionally approved the resolution.
"It may not be done by the time school starts (on Aug. 12)," Hale said. He said the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has not yet approved a required variance to its requirements.
Hale and board members agreed it would be unwise to proceed without that approval.
Monday was the opening day of the Bingham County 4-H Fair which continues through Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the Market Animal Sale begins at 6:30 p.m. and the Sale Buyer's barbecue starts at 4:30.
On Monday, county 4-H members were showing their animal projectsâ€”rabbits, meat goats and sheep.
In the rabbit category, 13 1/2-year-old Brooklyn Abercrombie from Blackfoot won every category in which she entered her rabbit, a "Silver Fox" rabbit.
There are 49 recognized rabbit breeds.
Spending $10 on a couple of raffle tickets for a good cause turned into a new car, just in time for college, for Kwinten Hale, 19, of Pingree.
Hale is the winner of the 1996 Chevy Cavalier that was raffled off on Saturday in conjunction with the third annual Rollin' For A Cause juvenile diabetes fundraiser. The car donated by Brad Moss of Blackfoot's Homeland Auto has been on display throughout the community the past few months, with raffle tickets selling for $5.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Fourteen-year-old Brody Harrison has been searching the past year for the perfect Eagle Scout project. His mother, Karla Harrison, read an article about State Hospitals South's cemetery and the need for headstones to mark the graves of over 100 residents buried there.
"My mom mentioned the idea of raising money to purchase more headstones for my Eagle Scout project and I thought it was a great idea," Brody said. "My project will be to raise money for more headstones."
By LESLIE MIELKE
FIRTH â€“ The number totaled 379 buckaroos who participated last weekend in the Little Buckaroo Rodeo at Firth. On Friday, there were 196 buckaroos; Saturday saw 183.
Family, friends and a host of support staff were on hand to cheer on the buckaroos.
This is a family activity, giving youngsters a taste of rodeo.
There are stick pony races, a ribbon pulling and a ribbon tying contest, sheep riding, calf riding, barrel racing, goat milking, sheep dressing plus a pig scramble and chicken scramble.