April 4th, 2011
SHELLEY â€” Shaun Messick had plenty of time to think about 10 years ago.
His daughter Kylee was battling leukemia at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City and he and his wife were traveling there from their Bingham County home on a regular basis.
"This is a story that popped into my head as I drove back and forth from Salt Lake City," said Messick of his book, "Worlds Without End: The Mission."
The science fiction book is the first in a series of four Messick plans to write over the next few years.
THOMAS â€” The sun came out and the Panthers shown brightly as they swept a double-dip from the visiting Sugar-Salem Diggers on Friday afternoon 18-11 and 4-3.
"We were able to hit the heck out of the ball in the first game and in the second game they threw a really good pitcher but I was proud of the way that our kids hit off of him and got some runs early," Snake River head coach James Carter said. "We had some timely hitting and all in all it was a great day."
BLACKFOOT â€” "The Music Man" rolled into Blackfoot for a one-night performance Friday night.
Twenty-five volunteers from Blackfoot were on hand to help set up props for this musical.
"We started at 8:15 Friday morning," said Blackfoot High School (BHS) junior Kiah Brown. "We do whatever they want us to do."
"I learned that putting a Broadway show together is very difficult," said Logan Lindholm, a junior at BHS.
"It's a lot of work," said BHS junior Cesilio Silveira.
BLACKFOOT â€” Fourteen local organizations are sharing in the $27,000 raised during last year's Bingham County Christmas Tree Fantasy.
Susan Nalley, 2010 Fantasy board chair, said they appreciate the generosity of those in Bingham County during the Christmas Tree Fantasy.
"We really appreciate Bingham County and how much they support the Christmas Tree Fantasy, which helps us help these local organizations," Nalley said.
John Wayne Chapman, 62, of Idaho Falls died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at his home from complications of diabetes.
John was born May 19, 1948, in Pocatello to LaWayne Chapman and Phyllis Marley Chapman. He grew up in Idaho Falls and graduated in 1966 from Idaho Falls High School.
On Aug. 16, 1993, he married Kay Munk in Idaho Falls.
THOMAS â€” Behind a pair of triples and 6 RBI by junior Shane Parkinson, the Snake River Panthers jumped all over South Fremont and then cruised to a 13-7 victory at Snake River High School on Thursday afternoon.
"The kids played good, Shane Parkinson hit the ball hard and we got some good pitching," Snake River head coach James Carter said. "There were a couple of things defensively that we could have done better but all in all it was a good win. You can't feel bad about a win."
RIVERSIDE â€” The Snake River Lady Panthers got a stellar pitching performance from sophomore hurler Alyssa Delaney and the offense erupted for a 10 hit outing as Snake River downed South Fremont 7-1 on Thursday afternoon.
"We'll take the win, we got some timely hits which was good," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "It's not completely freezing cold today so that was nice as well."
BLACKFOOT â€” Thanks to a church planter from Wyoming, Pastor Joshua Sykes is ministering in Eastern Idaho.
Sykes has been pastor of the small congregation at Fellowship Baptist Church in Blackfoot since July of 2010.
"When I was in high school, my home church had a mission conference each year and I met a church planter from Wyoming," Sykes recalled recently.
BLACKFOOT â€” Kids made and served breakfast at the Bingham County Extension Service office Thursday morning.
On the menu were scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, fried eggs, waffles, French toast, pancakes, smoothies, orange juice and milk.
Seven 4-H kids were the morning cooks. They not only prepared and ate their own breakfast but also prepared breakfast for all comers.
Twelve-year-old Jenna Salisbury liked the different varieties of food that can be prepared for breakfast.
"It's really important to get the right measurements," Jenna said.
BLACKFOOT â€” Two Blackfoot realtors have been recognized by the Idaho Housing and Fiance Association for their commitment to the IdaMortgage program.
Tami Fairchild of Heartland Real Estate received the gold STAR (Saluting Top Area Realtors Award) for representing eight IdaMortgage homebuyers. Andy Hasselbring of RE/MAX Preferred Properties received the silver STAR award for representing buyers on six IdaMortgage loans. The awards are based on the number of IdaMortgage loans closed over a two-year period.