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Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Shelley High School football players sign the 3A Championship banner Tuesday morning after an assembly recognizing their championship. Shelley capped a perfect season (12-0) by defeating Fruitland, 37-10, in the state championship game last Friday at Eagle High School. The Shelley team were also recognized as the 3A State Academic Champions.
Nearly 26 million Americans currently have diabetes, while another 79 million have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. These numbers take a serious toll on people's health and their pocketbooks.
November is National Diabetes Month and Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) is dedicated to providing a diabetes education program to the community that meets the American Diabetes Association's standards for self-management and prevention.
Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Realtor Ann Ogden from Western Realty loads packaged goods into the Thanksgiving boxes that will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA). Fifteen to 20 members of the Greater Blackfoot Realtor Association and friends loaded 180 boxes for distribution on Monday.
"This is the fifth year the realtors have come in to help us," said Bobette Beesley, SEICAA director. "I'm so grateful they are willing to come back each year.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Affordable Family Dentistry is just thatâ€”affordable. Children through adults are welcome at the practice.
â€śWe keep prices lower so people can afford to come in,â€ť said Dr. Tracy Jenkins, D.D.S. â€śWe fill a little bit of a niche there.â€ť
â€śDid you know more deaths are caused from oral cancer than from cervical cancer?â€ť the doctor asked. â€śI do an oral cancer screening every time a patient comes in. I feel for tumors in the head and neck.
A dentistâ€™s goal is total heath, Jenkins said.
Approximately 20 members of St. John's Catholic Parish in Pingree spent part of Sunday preparing noodles for their annual fundraising bazaar. Parishioners have spent the last three Sundays making noodles for the event.
"We make these noodles and a lot of other things to raise funds for maintaining the church," said Ben DiGiulio, one of those on hand. "It's also a good opportunity to showcase the church."
This year's event will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon to 4 p.m.
A pastor of the Lighthouse Assembly of God is gathering items to take Christmas to an orphanage in Mexico. David Trevizo and his wife, Sonia, have been heading the orphanage assistance every year since 1999, sometimes twice a year. Dirt roads littered with garbage and buildings engineered out of plywood, garage doors and scraps is home to the people of the orphanage. It is a home that is short of healthy meals, clean clothes and new toys, items that the Trevizos want desperately to give to the people of the shanty town.
Most people will agree that recycling is "the right thing to do" which is why the City of Blackfoot is encouraging residents to take part in an inexpensive monthly recycling effort offered by Bingham Curbside Recyclers.
Husband and wife team Levi and Kendra Stacey of Wapello started the recycling business three years ago after Levi lost his job in Idaho Falls. They are now filling a niche in the community by offering curbside recycling pickup, twice a month, for just $5.50 a month.
November is National Adoption Month. Today is National Adoption Day.
Amber Marshall Baker, Kelby Dye and MaeLeigh Dye are Bingham County residents who shared their adoption stories.
Amber Marshall Baker was 8 1/2 months old when she was adopted by Doyle and Ila Marshall.
When she joined the family, she gained an older brother, Travis. He had also been adopted by the Marshalls.
"My life has been blessed beyond measure from the gift of being adopted," said Baker.
Students from Blackfoot's Independence Alternative High School's health council will be passing out smoking cessation kits from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for today's Great American Smokeout. The American Cancer Society is marking the 37th annual November 15th smokeout by encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit, or to at least quit smoking for the day.
"Even by quitting for one day, smokers will be taking a step towards a healthier life that can help reduce cancer risks," said Traci Lambson, tobacco prevention and cessation coordinator for Southeast Idaho Public Health.
Shelley Superintendent Bryan Jolley announced the school district will receive $208,000 in merit-pay bonuses this year at the trustees' monthly meeting Tuesday. The merit pay will be distributed to the school district today.
"The checks will be cut Dec. 5," said Jolley.
Idaho voters soundly defeated Props 1, 2 and 3. Prop 2 dealt with pay for performance.
Last Tuesday, the Idaho attorney general said the failure [of Prop 2] at the polls should not affect the payout.