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High school kids to give out smoking cessation kits

November 14, 2012

Students from Blackfoot's Independence Alternative High School's health council will be passing out smoking cessation kits from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for today's Great American Smokeout. The American Cancer Society is marking the 37th annual November 15th smokeout by encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit, or to at least quit smoking for the day.
"Even by quitting for one day, smokers will be taking a step towards a healthier life that can help reduce cancer risks," said Traci Lambson, tobacco prevention and cessation coordinator for Southeast Idaho Public Health.

Shelley teachers to get merit pay

November 14, 2012

Shelley Superintendent Bryan Jolley announced the school district will receive $208,000 in merit-pay bonuses this year at the trustees' monthly meeting Tuesday. The merit pay will be distributed to the school district today.
"The checks will be cut Dec. 5," said Jolley.
Idaho voters soundly defeated Props 1, 2 and 3. Prop 2 dealt with pay for performance.
Last Tuesday, the Idaho attorney general said the failure [of Prop 2] at the polls should not affect the payout.

Police Log

November 14, 2012

Items of note from Oct. 24 - Nov. 3.

Blackfoot Police

LOST WALLET: Oct. 24, 4:20 p.m.: A woman said she lost her wallet and she thinks she left it on top of her car in the Walmart parking lot. She returned to the parking lot but it was no longer there.

PIGGY BANK THEFT: Oct. 24, 6:15 p.m.: A woman said someone has stolen her three-year-old's piggy bank and there was $300-400 inside.

IDENTITY THEFT: Oct. 24, 6:17 p.m.: A man said he received a power bill for a residence in Pocatello in his name, but he has always lived with his mom and never had power under his name.

Tribes celebrate Native American Heritage with 'Wear Your Moccasins to Work Day'

November 14, 2012

FORT HALL—In celebration of the newly declared National Native American Heritage Month, members of Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are having some fun by participating in "Wear Your Moccasins To Work Day" all day Thursday.
"Someone started this up on Facebook and email as a way to show Native pride and we thought it sounded like fun," said Randy'L Teton, public affairs manager for the tribes. "We're just going to roll with the punches and join in."

Soup's on at Kesler's

November 14, 2012

County official notes jury duty scam

November 14, 2012

Bingham County Clerk Sara Staub has reported a scam related to jury duty.
On Tuesday Staub said several people have recently come into the courthouse to report that they had received text messages saying they were being fined for failure to report for jury duty.
"We've been told the text message tells the people they're being fined $100 for failure to report," Staub said. She added that the people who have reported the text messages were not on a jury duty list.

 

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