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Welcome home: Local marine returns from service in Afghanistan

May 16, 2011

BLACKFOOT — When Marine Lance Cpl. Cody Reed prepared to return home from Afghanistan, he told his mother, Jena, he didn’t expect much notice.
On Saturday Jena Reed and several members of the neighborhood and the community welcomed Cody home in style.
Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson, four Blackfoot firemen and city councilman Chris Jensen were among those who shook Cody’s hand and thanked him for his service.

Community garden officially open

May 16, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Organizers and builders of the Blackfoot Community Garden celebrated the official grand opening Saturday with a ribbon cutting and plant sale.
Gardeners and volunteers have spent the last four weeks working on turning an empty lot into a community garden near the intersection of E. Airport Road and Teeples Drive.
Garden Coordinator Jon Lyksett has had the idea to start a community garden for several years and on Saturday he said it was great to see his idea finally come to fruition.
“It’s nice to be at a point where things are going to start growing,” Lyksett said.

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