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SHELLEY â€“ With an escort of fire trucks, Santa arrived in Shelley on the back of one of the trucks with lights blazing and sirens sounding.
It was the eighth annual chili feed and light ceremony on Friday at the Dawn Lloyd City Park in Shelley.
Berta Dargie, Bubba Ricker, Chuck Lloyd, Jackie Hanson, Micks and Warner were the chili makers. Three or four gallons of each chili were available for all takers. The chili eaters voted to determine the winning entry.
This year, of the six chili makers, three were returning champions, said organizer Diane Mickelsen.
Koree and Darren Thompson, owners of All-States Distributing in Riverside, take great pride in the fact that their small business has always been family-owned and operated and is still going strong after 41 years in Bingham County.
The business, originally called Quad-States Distributing, was started by Darren's father, Lyle Thompson, in 1971. He started working out of his home, manufacturing and selling propane-burning welding torches.
The Clint Lane family needs financial assistance.
Lane, age 33, was injured Aug. 6 as he was attempting to load a crane onto a flatbed at a construction site. The boom fell, pinning Lane to the trailer. The construction site was at Fastenal which is close to Wal-Mart in Blackfoot.
Last Friday, Lane was discharged from the Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., after four longs months in the staff's ministering care, to begin the transition home to Firth.
A benefit dinner is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Senior Cititzens' Center in Blackfoot.
A Shelley man is in Asia to share a message of God's love through a presentation called Born Wild/Created to be Free.
Todd Pierce is a former rodeo cowboy who is now pastor to the Professional Bull Riders tour. He is involved with Riding High Ministries, whose mission statement reads, "Bringing the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and the good news of His kingdom to the world."
In Pierce's presentation, he uses an unbroken horse to illustrate God's love and man's desire to be free.
"I fell in love with training horses while in college," Pierce said recently.
Bright sunshine and pleasant temperatures greeted both volunteers and guests at Jason Lee United Methodist Church on Thursday.
Approximately 60 volunteers worked through the Community Dinner Table (CDT), a faith-based group which includes participants from many churches and service organizations, to provide a Thanksgiving meal to all comers.
"Be sure to tell whoever is in charge that I appreciate it," said Mike Finnigian of Pocatello. "I'm a bachelor and all my relatives have left the area.
By LISA LETE
BLACKFOOTâ€”Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small local businesses; a day that Idaho state business leaders hope shoppers will take seriously during this crucial holiday season.
Sandy Anderson, executive director of Buy Idaho, hopes that shoppers will take Saturday to seek out the small businesses in their communities and support them throughout the holiday season and into the new year.
IDAHO FALLS â€” A Shelley woman was killed and two other people suffered slight injuries in a late-afternoon collision on Tuesday, Idaho State Police reported.
Approximately 5:30 pm, Idaho State Police investigated the crash in the intersection of US91 and W 65th S Road, also known as the York Exchange south of Idaho Falls.
BLACKFOOT â€” With only 32 days left until Christmas is here, people scramble to make their holiday purchases but is Black Fridayâ€¦errâ€¦ Thursday ruining shoppers idea about the infamous day of bargain hunting?
Retailers market the after Thanksgiving shopping day as the holiday savings event of the season. This year many retailers that commonly have opened as early as midnight for Black Friday are opening their doors for sales Thanksgiving evening.
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states.
It wasn't until October 1777 that all 13 colonies celebrated day of Thanksgiving.
Morning Newsâ€”Jen Andrus
Blackfoot High School celebrates during a pep rally after the varsity team took yet another state championship during the Milk Bowl last Friday. "Every day is good to be a Bronco, but especially a day that you win back-to-back championships!" said one of the coaches. The Broncos also won in 2011.