July 20th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot American Legion baseball squad closed out their regular season on Friday afternoon as they welcomed the Eastern Division leading Madison Cat's to town for a non conference tilt on the diamond.
At the end of the day, Blackfoot finished with a split as they picked up a 5-3 win in game one and then came up just short in their comeback efforts in game two as they fell 9-7.
THOMAS â€” The Snake River Panther American Legion squad returned to full strength for their regular season ending double dip with Madison on Friday afternoon. Needing a pair of wins for a shot at next weeks district tournament the Panthers got just that as they pulled a sweep with a pair of victories 7-5 and 7-4.
"I'm pretty happy with how it turned out today," Snake River head coach Tom Strickland said. "We told the kids that if they wanted to play next week that they would need to come out focused, play hard and play like they have for most of the year."
Max Kendall King, 91, passed away on July 17, 2012 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation Center in Orem, Utah, of congestive heart failure.
Born on Sept. 3, 1920, in Aberdeen,, he was the oldest of nine children of Paul Dean and Sabra Norean Kendall King. Max lived most of his life in Aberdeen, leaving home for missions, military, and college. In recent years, he resided with his daughters Marilyn in Murray, then Ruth in Highland, Utah.
The 47th Annual National Championship O-MOK-SEEÂ is Sunday through Friday at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Admission is free to all events. The public is welcome.
O-Mok-See is the sport of pattern horse racing.
The sport of O-Mok-See originates with the Blackfeet Indian Tribe where they described a particular style of riding as "oh-mak-see pass-kan" meaning "riding big dance."
Competitors are divided into age groups. The youngest is ages 7 and under. The oldest is 40 and over and is divided into men and women.
Kenneth Albert Anderson, 73, passed away at his home in Henderson, Nev., on July 1, 2012, of natural causes.
He was born Nov. 28, 1938, in Riverside, the son of Claus Albert Anderson and Iris Wray Anderson Cammack.Â He grew up there and attended schools in Riverside and Moreland.Â He graduated from Snake River High School in May of 1955.
Â POCATELLO â€” Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), also called home dialysis, gives mobility to patients with End-Stage Renal Disease. The patients are taught how to treat themselves at home, at work and even while traveling.
As Brooks Barthlome explained, â€śI am hooked up to the home dialysis machine nine to 12 hours each night.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s a little inconvenient since the machine and all the supplies takes up about half the trunk space when we are traveling,â€ť said his wife, Andrea, â€śbut we are able to travel.â€ť Â
Brooks Barthlome, from Grace, has suffered from kidney disease since he was an infant.
Blackfoot city mayor Mike Virtue is asking the public's vigilance to help stop vandalism at Jensen Grove, after the brand new restrooms that opened on the park's east side on July 4th were vandalized, just nine days later, on the night of July 13.
Blackfoot police officer Scott Rasmussen responded to Jensen Grove for a report of malicious injury to the new bathrooms on the evening of the 13th. He reported that a divider between the urinals had been torn from the wall and was laying on the ground.
Amongst bouts of laughter and shouts of happy children Wednesday afternoon, Blackfoot librarian Lisa Harral explained just what all commotion about reading is about.
"It's our last adventure day for the summer reading program."
Brightly colored bounce houses lined the taped-off parking lot of the library for the "No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" activity.
The library has had just over 1,200 children sign up for the program that featured points and prizes for reading. This year's theme, "Dream Big" was part of a collaborative program through the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
AMMON â€” A short handed Snake River American Legion squad took to the field at Hillcrest on Tuesday evening in a make up game between the Royals and Panthers from an earlier season rain out.
At the end of seven innings of play Snake River were unable to overcome a slow night at the plate as they fell to the Royals 6-0.