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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.
BLACKFOOTâ€”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.
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.