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BLACKFOOT â€” The Bingham County Senior Center "Meals on Wheels" program is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens in the area on Mondays and Tuesdays from approximately 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pam Beus, executive director of the senior center, said she believes that one of the best offerings of the senior center is the meals that are provided at the center and through "Meals on Wheels."
"Volunteer drivers are provided with a vehicle and gas," Beus noted. "All that is donated is time."
BLACKFOOT â€“ The service counter at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in Blackfoot will not look the same come Monday morning. Postal Clerk Kim Bergeson retired Friday after 35 years of service.
â€śI started here in 1978 as a clerk and ended as a clerk,â€ť Bergeson said.
There have been a lot of changes in the post office over those 35 years.
â€śIn 1978, mail was weighed on a scale and then you had to look up the rate and the zone on a chart,â€ť he said. â€śAll the stamps were licked.
â€śNow all the stamps are self-adhesive and there are forever stamps.
BLACKFOOT â€” You'll want to make plans to watch or set your DVRs as five siblings from Blackfoot's Kesler family go head to head against the Ianitello family from Woodstock, Ga., in front of a live studio audience on Family Feud Monday at 2:30 p.m on KPVI (Channel 6). It could be a nail-biter as it is revealed whether or not the Keslers win big money (up to $100,000) and a brand new car, along with some serious bragging rights.
IDAHO FALLS â€” Members of the executive board of the Idaho School Board Association (ISBA) have announced ISBA's support of Proposition 1.
"We urge Idahoans to vote YES on Proposition 1 in November to support this return of local governance and ensure it remains in place in future years," said Wendy Horman, past president of the ISBA and a trustee in the Bonneville District.
Born Sept. 17, 1912, family and friends of Eva May "Sis" Wray celebrated her century mark this month. She was born and raised in Lompoc, Calif., north of Santa Barbara.
Living through the Depression, she developed a strong work ethic, said her son, John Wray. "She saved money and gave to those in need.
"She's a real humble person who always stays in the background," he said. "She's a gracious giver but does not receive well.
"At a family party, Mom could be found in the kitchen, preparing the meal," Wray said. "Family is very important to her."
Idaho First Lady Lori Otter made it clear that she was expressing her own views, not necessarily those of her husband, Idaho Governor C,L, (Butch) Otter's or of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's, as she addressed an audience of students, educators and patrons Wednesday. She urged her audience to "Vote YES for Education" (Idaho Proposition Bills 1, 2, and 3) at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
Attorneys hired by the Bingham Memorial Hospital board reported their internal review of allegations raised in the press during the months of May and June 2012.
Attorneys Walter Bithell and Erik Stidham from Holland & Hart in Boise conducted this review.
"We had full access," Bithell said. [The board's direction was, "whatever you think you need to review."
The attorneys investigated seven basic allegations:
Â° Outdated Medications and Supplies
Â° Billing for Saipan Hospital
Â° Purchase and Sale of Equipment by Cyberdine
Â° Telephone Monitoring
Â° Medicare Secondary Payer Forms
Home foreclosures were rampant in Idaho and throughout the nation from 2008-2011 and now Idahoans who lost their homes during that time may be eligible for payments from the government under the National Mortgage Settlement.
Bingham County Commissioners have scheduled a work session on comments given during the public hearing on the final Planning & Zoning (P&Z) ordinance. The work session will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.
About 50 people attended the public hearing on Tuesday.
Two letters were read into testimony. Twenty-four people presented their concerns verbally to the commissioners.
Most of the people who spoke expressed concern about property rights.
"We want to use our property as we see fit," said Michael Harvey from Shelley.