June 7th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Ladies Golf Association is sponsoring a Relay for Life Golf Tournament June 15 to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
The tournament will begin at 6 p.m. at the Blackfoot City Golf Course. The cost is $100 per four-person team, which includes green fees and dinner. Cart rental is a separate cost.
Teams are encouraged to register in advance and space is limited to the first eight teams. To register call the Blackfoot CIty Golf Course at 785-9960.
All proceeds will go towards Relay for Life.
POCATELLO â€” Last fall, students in the graduating classes from elementary schools in American Falls, Blackfoot, Chubbuck and Pocatello were challenged by Jason Meador, general manager of Phil Meador Toyota, to have perfect attendanceâ€”bell to bell, all day every dayâ€”throughout the school year. Each student could have no absences, no tardies and no early outs.
The program was called PASSâ€”Perfect Attendance Spells Success.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot City Council has banned texting and driving within the city limits. The council unanimously approved the ordinance and waived all readings at their meeting Tuesday. The ordinance goes into effect immediately.
The ordinance clearly defines texting as using an electronic wireless communications device to communicate using a text-based communication including test messages, instant messages or electronic mail.
A texting violation is classified as an infraction and is punishable by a fine of $50.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County sandbag-making operations have been temporarily suspended because there are plenty of sandbags on hand if needed.
Bingham County Emergency Management Director Craig Rowland said since sandbagging operations began last month, more than 225,000 sandbags have been made. Approximately 40,000 sandbags remain on hand and sandbagging operations may resume again if the need arises, Rowland said.
"We've got plenty of sandbags filled," Rowland said.
BLACKFOOT â€“ A person with a green thumb is said to be one who excels at growing beauty and food. Dennis and Peggy Mecham have appropriately named their retail business, the Green Thumb Nursery.
The retail outlet is one mile north of the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
â€śIt can be found just before the road construction,â€ť Peggy Mecham said.
The Mechams begin their gardening in February each year. The flowers and vegetables are planted in eight greenhouses on their property near Blackfoot. The greenhouses cover about 10,000 square feet of space.
Darlene S. Evening, 51, of Fort Hall passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at her home following an extended illness.
Darlene was born Nov. 10, 1959, in Blackfoot, the daughter of Daniel Bill, Sr. and Inez Mink Evening. She was raised in the Fort Hall area and attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School. Following high school she attended Idaho State University.
Darlene enjoyed bead work, quiltwork and going to the casino. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Owen Durfee, 81, of Pingree, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at his daughterâ€™s home in Twin Falls.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Diane Evans, 66, of Blackfoot, passed away at her home, Sunday, June 5, 2011. from cancer.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
Eleanor Rivers, 78, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011. at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling, Blackfoot. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
THOMAS â€” The Book of Isaiah in the Bible says, "And a child shall lead them." So it should be no surprise that when coach Jeff Katseanes turned to 14-year-old Dillon Manzanares as a relief pitcher in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Snake River, he would come up aces for the Blackfoot Bronco Legion team.
"We expect big things out of Dillon and he will probably set some records in his time as a legion ballplayer," said Katseanes. "He is young, the youngest ball player that we have, but he is tough as nails and pitches very smart."