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Western romance takes stage in Firth

April 27, 2011

 
 FIRTH – “Ramona and Joel,” a Wild West spoof on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” rides onto the stage at Firth High School (FHS) Saturday and Monday.
It’s the Montgomery family versus the Cabot family in this production written by August Mergelman.
In “Ramona and Joel,” FHS sophomore Michelle Tucker plays Ramona, the female lead. Senior Caden Portela plays Herman and senior Daniel Withers plays Joel.
Tucker said what she likes best about the play is “the hick accents.”
“I get to be a complete idiot on stage and have an excuse to do it,” she said.

Helicopter pilot to address Boy Scouts

April 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Boy Scouts Spring Camporee will be Friday and Saturday at the North Bingham County Park west of Shelley. It is open to all members of the Grand Teton Council.
Retired Blackhawk helicopter pilot Nic Transtrum will speak Friday evening.
Transtrum was born and raised in Blackfoot. He enjoyed Scouting growing up and is an Eagle Scout. He earned his Eagle in 1991 by helping to improve the ball fields by State Hospital South.

Sho-Ban Tribes break ground on hotel project

April 27, 2011

FORT HALL — Leaders of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking on their new hotel and events center Wednesday by touting the economical benefits of the project.
The $47 million, 164,000 square foot project will consist of a five-story hotel with 156 rooms and an 1,400-seat events center with meeting, conference, banquet and entertainment venues. The project is being funded by a loan through the Bank of Albuquerque. The hotel will be located just off Interstate 15 at the current location of the Trading Post Grocery Store and Clothes Horse.

"Wheels for Jake" fundraiser to benefit local family

April 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Jake Berry wants nothing more than to be able to go to the movies or to spend time with friends and family. But for the past five years, Jake—who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair—has only been able to go to school and doctor's appointments.
That's why his family is organizing a fundraiser to help Jake's mom purchase a van large enough to transport Jake in his wheelchair. They will be having a "Wheels for Jake" yard sale May 13-14 at 37 S. Thompson Ln. and are currently accepting donations of items for the sale.

Blackfoot resident heads to Haiti to help rebuild country

April 27, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot resident Beverly Beach is passionate about helping people rebuild Haiti.
She needs some financial help to participate in the contest, "Building Back a Better Community" (BBBC). This contest started in 2010 and is sponsored by the government of Haiti.
Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake in January 2010.
Beach is leaving for Haiti Monday where she will present her project to the Haitian government. She plans to be gone one month.

 

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