Archive - Jul 19, 2012 - Latest News
The 47th Annual National Championship O-MOK-SEEÂ is Sunday through Friday at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Admission is free to all events. The public is welcome.
O-Mok-See is the sport of pattern horse racing.
The sport of O-Mok-See originates with the Blackfeet Indian Tribe where they described a particular style of riding as "oh-mak-see pass-kan" meaning "riding big dance."
Competitors are divided into age groups. The youngest is ages 7 and under. The oldest is 40 and over and is divided into men and women.
Â POCATELLO â€” Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), also called home dialysis, gives mobility to patients with End-Stage Renal Disease. The patients are taught how to treat themselves at home, at work and even while traveling.
As Brooks Barthlome explained, â€śI am hooked up to the home dialysis machine nine to 12 hours each night.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s a little inconvenient since the machine and all the supplies takes up about half the trunk space when we are traveling,â€ť said his wife, Andrea, â€śbut we are able to travel.â€ť Â
Brooks Barthlome, from Grace, has suffered from kidney disease since he was an infant.
Blackfoot city mayor Mike Virtue is asking the public's vigilance to help stop vandalism at Jensen Grove, after the brand new restrooms that opened on the park's east side on July 4th were vandalized, just nine days later, on the night of July 13.
Blackfoot police officer Scott Rasmussen responded to Jensen Grove for a report of malicious injury to the new bathrooms on the evening of the 13th. He reported that a divider between the urinals had been torn from the wall and was laying on the ground.
Amongst bouts of laughter and shouts of happy children Wednesday afternoon, Blackfoot librarian Lisa Harral explained just what all commotion about reading is about.
"It's our last adventure day for the summer reading program."
Brightly colored bounce houses lined the taped-off parking lot of the library for the "No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" activity.
The library has had just over 1,200 children sign up for the program that featured points and prizes for reading. This year's theme, "Dream Big" was part of a collaborative program through the Idaho Commission for Libraries.