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Deputies warn against sexting, bullying

January 16, 2012

FIRTH — Two Firth High School graduates who are now Bingham County deputy sheriffs addressed bullying and sexting at a school assembly on Monday. They addressed students from the high school, the middle school and about 30 parents.
The intent of this assembly was to educate students, said Bingham County Sheriff's Deputy Burkam Burnett.
Addressing the students, Burnett said, "Parents are responsible for you until you are 18 years old. Before you do something, think, 'would I do this in front of my parents?'
Whatever you do must be reported to your parents, he said.

Lap-Band surgery helps woman change her life

January 16, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Nikki Asher knew she needed to change her life. She had seen family members suffer from complications related to obesity and diabetes and she had been overweight her entire life, trying various diets and exercise to no avail.
Last year she decided to have adjustable gastric banding surgery—Lap-Band—performed by Dr. Anthony Davis at Bingham Memorial Hospital. The Lap-Band system reduces the stomach's capacity, restricting the amount of food able to enter the stomach.

Major winter storm in forecast

January 16, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The first major winter storm is set to arrive in Eastern Idaho late tonight and persisting through the weekend, bringing heavy snow to the mountains and a mess of rain and snow to lower elevations.
Very strong and possibly damaging winds will accompany the storm, causing blowing and drifting snow. Current forecasts call for winds of up to 33 mph tonight and as high as 46 mph Saturday night.

Teachers learn how to help students Invent Idaho

January 16, 2012

 THOMAS – Elementary teachers from Southeastern Idaho spent Saturday attending an Invent Idaho workshop. Teachers were from Snake River, Shelley, the Idaho Science and Technology Charter School (ISTCS) and Pocatello.
The workshop is designed to help students “think outside the box.”
“As teachers, we try to inspire creative thinking as a springboard to inventive thinking,” presenter Beth Brubaker said. “The first thing we teach kids is problem finding.”

Woman recounts story of icy rescue

January 16, 2012

Editor's Note: The woman in this story requested that we only use her first name.
BLACKFOOT — "I just couldn't watch her drown. There was an overwhelming feeling that I needed to do something now."
That's why Ann went against everything she has been taught about the ice.
On Nov. 29 she went to Jensen Grove with her three schnauzers to feed some leftover popcorn to the ducks. Two of the dogs were on a leash with the third allowed to roam.
"I let the one that usually minds the best just run free," she said.
She came to regret that decision.

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