April 19th, 2012
Twelve manly contestants strutted their stuff at the Blackfoot High School Distinguished Dudes competition Wednesday night. 12 young men performing talents ranging from piano, singing and tutu wearing stunned the audience leaving many members speechless.
The Bingham County Historical Society (BCHS) bustled with activity Wednesday night for its 100 yr. celebration of the Standrod Bank. BCHS held an open house in which 101 attendees joined in the festivities. Janet Alvarez, President of BCHS was excited about the turnout and has big plans for the future development and protection of the BCHS archives, photos and Bingham County history. Alvarez said, "Our focus is on trying to get everything preserved. We need UV protective windows and UV protective sleeves for the lights.
During the month of March, Bingham Coop employees, customers and partners in Blackfoot and American Falls donated $12,980.61 to help clients of the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA).
"I'm really excited; this will help a lot," said SEICAA Director Julia Campbell.
The almost $13,000 will be divided among SEICAA offices in Bingham, Bannock and Power counties.
"This will help us keep our shelves full," said Bobette Beesley, Bingham County SEICAA coordinator.
Snake River trustees approved a possible trip to Washington, D. C., for fifth through eighth grade students, ages 11 to 14, during summer 2013.
The subject theme for gifted and talented classes next year is the United States. To solidify this information, gifted and talented teacher Lisa Norman suggested this possible trip to Washington, D. C., for interested students and their parents.
Each family would be responsible to pay for this trip.
Because school facilities will be used to prepare for this trip, permission was needed from the school board.
Perhaps no one seeking any of the county positions in the Republican primary was more blunt about his reason for running that Bingham County prosecutor candidate Cleve Colson.
"I don't think the current prosecutor is doing a good job," Colson said of incumbent Scott Andrew.
Andrew pointed out that he has successfully fought off two attempts to split Bingham County into more than one legislative district.
During the forum sponsored by the Farm Bureau on Wednesday, candidates had three minutes to state their positions and then had the opportunity to answer questions from the audience.
RIVERSIDE â€” Snake River got 9 stellar innings of pitching from Erica Ramirez and a towering home run off the bat of Macy Martin as the Lady Panthers picked up a huge 4-3 conference win against Bear Lake on Wednesday evening.
"It was a good win," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "We made a couple of base running errors or we may have been able to win this game in seven innings but I couldn't be happier with the way the girls battled and got the win."
THOMAS â€” Shane Parkinson tossed five innings of 1 hit shutout baseball while the Panther offense erupted for 10 runs over four innings as the Snake River Panthers remained unbeaten in conference play with a convincing 10-0 victory over Bear Lake on Wednesday evening.
"Shane threw a good ball game and the kids just came out swinging the bats today," Snake River head coach James Carter said. "I'm happy with the win."
Jaime Ibarra Ramirez,36, of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at his home.
He was born June 6, 1975 in French Camp, Calif., to GracianoÂ and Sofia Ramirez.Â He weighed only 3 lb. 8 oz. when he was born.Â His family lived for a short time in Florida; they moved to Blackfoot when Jaime was five years old.Â Jaime attended school in Snake River, graduating from Snake River High in 1993.
Â In July of 1996 he married Claudia Rodriguez; they had two children Gisselle and Jaime Jr.Â and were later divorced.Â He found companionship with Tahnee Jim in 2001.
Leslie T. Jemmett returned to his Father in Heaven on April 8, 2012 at home with his family by his side. Leslie was born Jan. 14, 1920 in Basalt to Clifford Henry Jemmett and Daphne Webb, the fourth of nine children.
Leslie was raised in the Blackfoot hills and attended school in Aldridge. He played the fiddle in a small band with his sister Alma and brothers Henry and George and enjoyed hunting with his Dad and brothers.
Devin Barlow Cook, 21, of Goshen, passed away April 14, 2012, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center following a short illness.Â
Devin was born Dec. 26, 1990, in Blackfoot to Barlow Lewis Cook and Merralee Purcell Cook.Â He was the youngest of eight children, the brother of seven older sisters.Â Devin was a special person who touched the lives of all those who had the blessing and privilege of knowing him.