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November 29th

Charter school coming to Riverside Plaza

November 30, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The corner of Riverside Plaza has been home to the Plaza Twin Theater, Bradbury College, the Blackfoot Bookstore and before that, sports cards were traded in this space.
Coming Fall 2013, plans are for a new charter school, Bingham Academy, to fill the corner space at Riverside Plaza.
Fred Ball, project director for the charter high school and administrator of the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center, said the board hopes to receive authorization next week from the Idaho Public Charter School Commission.

November 28th

Christmas Tree Fantasy auction is tonight

November 29, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The auction at the Bingham Christmas Tree Fantasy begins at 7 o'clock tonight in the Needlecraft Building on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Fantasy hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Soup and other offerings are available at the Fantasy Cafe that is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The entrance fee to the Fantasy is $2 per person or $10 for the immediate family.

DOE offers free cancer detection tests to ex-INL workers

November 29, 2012

Former Idaho National Laboratory (INL) workers—both union and non-union, workers and management—can now receive a free test to detect early lung cancer.
This program is funded and supported by the Department of Energy .
"In the U.S., there are 160,000 deaths each year from lung cancer," said Steven Markowitz, MD, the occupational medicine physician who directs the screening program. "There are 800 deaths caused by lung cancer each year in Idaho.

November 27th

Transplant recipient 'pays it forward'

November 28, 2012

Five years ago on the 10th of December Jamie Warren got a new chance at life through a double lung transplant. Warren was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. At 28 she was told she only had 6 months to live and deemed an unfit candidate for the transplant until her lungs had just about taken their last breath. With her lungs functioning at only 11 percent her husband made the decision to put her on a ventilator while the doctors held an emergency meeting to decide her fate. Three days later, Warren was granted a miracle.

Governor brings capital to Aberdeen for a day

November 28, 2012

When students from Joe Ingersoll's AP government class at Aberdeen High School entered the city council chambers on Tuesday, Gov. Butch Otter immediately acknowledged them.
During a lull in taking questions from the audience at Aberdeen's Capital for a Day, he encouraged them to ask their own.
Eventually Carl, one of the students, asked about what tax liabilities and benefits he could receive if he started his own landscaping business.

Police Log

November 27, 2012

Items of note from Nov. 4-14.

Blackfoot Police

GRAND THEFT AUTO: Nov. 4 12:36 a.m.: A man said his Ford Explorer has been taken and that the keys were left inside the vehicle.

DOG HOUSE: Nov. 5, 12:11 p.m.: A woman said her large doghouse was stolen out of her backyard about two weeks ago.

FALSE ALARMS: Nov. 5, 6:49 a.m.: A caller said a man is going door-to-door claiming he is with an alarm company that is attempting to sell fraudulent products. They said the man was last seen two weeks ago.

MISSING PILLS: Nov. 6, 2:22 a.m.: A woman said she is missing her pain medications.

November 26th

Parcel Express offers savings on shipping

November 27, 2012

If customers bring in a can of food, Parcel Express is offering $2 off on any package of five pounds or more that can be shipped UPS or FEDEX.
The canned food will be donated the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA).
Bring in your package, the $2 off coupon and a can of food.
The coupon can be found in Home Direct that is published by the Morning News. It was mailed to homes on Nov. 16 and 17.
The coupon expires on Thursday, Dec. 20.
"Our food bank can use any donations," said SEICAA director Bobette Beesley. "Every year it gets more and more interesting.

Winklers gives back to community with Christmas project

November 27, 2012

After nearly 40 years in business, Winkler TV Satellite is giving back to the community by gathering coats, blankets, toys and non-perishable food items for Bingham County's SEICCA and 'Children's Community Christmas Project.'
"This is something I've wanted to do for a long time," said owner Esther Winkler, who has worked alongside her husband, Carl, since they started the business as a TV repair shop inside Blackfoot Appliance in 1976.

Christmas Tree Fantasy opens with tea tonight

November 27, 2012

The 34th annual Bingham Christmas Tree Fantasy opens this evening with a tea at 5 o'clock in the Needlecraft Building on the grounds of the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
A sweet shoppe, cafe and boutique are open come Wednesday at 10 a.m.
The Fantasy is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Hours for the Fantasy Cafe are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A reasonably priced lunch special is offered each day.
The entrance fee to the Fantasy is $2 per person or $10 for the immediate family.

November 25th

One in nine million...

November 25, 2012

BLACKFOOT—Saddie Bruderer is a happy 8-year-old. She is a straight A student in the third grade and a talented dancer with the Downtown Dance show team.
Yet there is something about Saddie that sets her apart from her peers and from the rest of the world. Something that makes her one in nine million.
On Aug. 9, 2009 Saddie was diagnosed with Alpha 1 Antitrypsin, the third most common serious genetic disorder in the world. Alpha 1 can result in life-threatening liver or lung disease in children and adults and is the leading cause of liver transplantation in children.
Saddie's condition was caught early after a battle with the flu and rotovirus showed heightened liver levels that did not go down after the illnesses left her system.
"We were very blessed to get such an early diagnosis for Saddie." said her mother, Misti Bruderer.

 

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