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August 7th

Jennifer Hammond Lawrence

August 7, 2013

In Memory of Jennifer (Jenn) Hammond Lawrence
Jennifer (Jenn) Hammond Lawrence joined her paternal and maternal grandparents on Thursday, July 25, 2013. She passed away from heart complications in Melbourne, Fla.
Jenn was born Sept. 1, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Richard Clair Hammond and DeAnn Adams Hammond. Jenn was the second child in a family of six children.
She graduated from Snake River High School and attended BYU-Idaho, formerly Ricks College. After college she moved with her family to Miramar, Fla. and spent the rest of her life there.

Marilyn Petersen Dye, 76

August 7, 2013

Marilyn Petersen Dye, 76 Our wonderful mother, Marilyn Petersen Dye, passed away on August 3, 2013 from complications due to a bleeding ulcer. She was a young 76 years old, having had her birthday just a week before.
She was born on July 28, 1937 in Pocatello, Idaho to Arthur and Nellie Petersen. She grew up in Moreland, Idaho and graduated from Snake River High School where she led the baton twirling team.

Talent contest for Sho-Ban

August 7, 2013

FORT HALL — Two candidates are vying for the title of Miss Sho-Ban 2013. They are Naivitsi Yabeney, age 18, and Taylor Thomas, 20.
The young ladies presented their talents Tuesday evening at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel.
Both used history passed on to them from their grandfathers to develop their talents.
Yabeney explained what a teepee represents and the construction of it.
"The teepee represents a woman's womb," she said. "The outer flaps represent the upraised arms of a woman.
"It was the women's job to set up camp and take it down," said Yabeney.

August 6th

Bus drivers go to school before school

August 7, 2013

School bus drivers from Regions 5 and 6 went back to school Tuesday to review bus safety. This is an annual meeting.
The school bus drivers fill about three-quarters of the auditorium at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).
In the morning, two representatives from the power company spoke about what to do if the bus (or a car) becomes entangled in a power line. Idaho State Patrolman Aaron Aikele spoke about what to do in case of an accident.

Blackfoot man faces sexual abuse charges

August 6, 2013

A Blackfoot man is facing several felony charges after police said he was sexually abusing children.
Idaho Falls police said Bradley E. Drummond, 37, was arrested Monday on a warrant for two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 16, two counts of felony injury to a child and one count sexual battery of a 16- to 17-year-old.
Drummond turned himself in at the Bonneville County Courthouse.
The warrant was issued following an investigation into allegations that Drummond was inappropriately touching children.
The incidents were reported to police in May.

Sandra Kay Bradshaw, 66

August 6, 2013

Sandra Kay Bradshaw, 66, of Wapello, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer that she met with grace, strength and beauty.
 She was born August 19, 1946 in Blackfoot to Marvin Ernest and Elizabeth Jane Holden Lilya.  Sandra was a lifetime area resident.  She attended Groveland Elementary School and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1965.
 On June 20, 1964 she married Bruce Bradshaw in Blackfoot.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and also attended the Calvary Chapel.

Sho-Ban Indian Festival

August 6, 2013

Stay tuned for our special coverage of various events that will be going on at the Sho-Ban Indian Festival!

5-Stake Single Adult 30+

August 6, 2013

The Regional 5-Stake Single Adult 30+ will actually be held this THURSDAY (NOT TODAY) at the Pine Grove in Riverside, 615 W. Riverside at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided and entertainment and will be furnished by country western band called Rough Stock.
Our apologies for the misunderstanding!

August 5th

SR board approves well at middle school

August 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.

Youth show off animal projects

August 5, 2013

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 projects—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.

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