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June 30th

Leaders call Boy Scout Encampment a success

June 30, 2013

The Rise up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment finished Saturday.
The encampment was a “resounding, unbelievable success,” said director David Smith. “Everyone had a great time, from the action centers through the family history center.
“Dr. Seuss had it right when he said, ‘It was beyond Z,’” he said.
“We had a great army of volunteers who all came together to make it happen,” said Smith.
“I’m at church right now [on Sunday],” he said. “All the scouts are wearing their Thomas S. Monson award medallions and talking it up; there’s quite a buzz going.”

Record High Heat: Caregivers Watch Elderly Carefuly

June 30, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Record-breaking heat is in the forecast across the country and right here in East Idaho.
The heat is hard on everyone, but for older adults who are particularly
vulnerable to the dangers of heat, the extreme temperatures
can become deadly.
Excessive heat claims more lives each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined. Senior care companies take great care to ensure that their residents are safe and hydrated in extreme temperatures.

June 28th

Scouts combine faith and fun at Encampment

June 29, 2013

The Scout Law says a scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful …
Scout Travis Schwendeman from Newdale exemplified being helpful as he taught two instructors, scouts and adult leaders how to crack a cow whip on Friday afternoon at the Rise Up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment near Firth.
“You swing the whip one way, reverse it and crack it,” Travis said. “The crack [of the whip] does not happen because the whip hits the ground; it’s more like wave action.

Caregivers watch elderly carefully during heat wave

June 29, 2013

Record-breaking heat is in the forecast across the country and right here in East Idaho. The heat is hard on everyone, but for older adults who are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of heat, the extreme temperatures can become deadly. Excessive heat claims more lives than each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined.
Senior care companies take great care to ensure that their residents are safe and hydrated in extreme temperatures.

District says goodbye

June 28, 2013

B L A C K F O O T —Blackfoot District Superintendent Chad Struhs presented trustees Peter Lipovac (Zone 1) and Taylor Johansen (Zone 4)
with a gift at the school board meeting Thursday night to express his appreciation for their service.
Both men are retiring from the school board, opting not to seek re-election in May. Their final day as board members is June 30.
“Both of these men have done wonderful things for the district,” Struhs said.
“We (at the district) appreciate their service and this is just a token of appreciation for their time and dedication.”

June 27th

Boy Scouts keep busy at Encampment

June 28, 2013

Activities abound at the Rise Up 2013 Boy Scout Encampment near Firth. Scouts, leaders and staff moved in Wednesday.
On this hot June day, following the water truck and hoping to be sprayed by it was a happy activity.  
About 12,000 people are participating in the encampment, according to Brian Porter, media person for the Grant Teton Council. Three states are represented—Idaho, Wyoming and Utah. One scout is from Washington state.
The number of LDS stakes represented is 58, Porter said.

Blackfoot trustees honored for service

June 28, 2013

Blackfoot District Superintendent Chad Struhs presented trustees Peter Lipovac (Zone 1) and Taylor Johansen (Zone 4) with a gift at the school board meeting Thursday night to express his appreciation for their service. Both men are retiring from the school board, opting not to seek re-election in May. Their final day as board members is June 30.
"Both of these men have done wonderful things for the district," Struhs said. "We (at the district) appreciate their service and this is just a token of appreciation for their time and dedication."

Hammett makes home in Philippines

June 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT —Starting as a swimming coach 33 years ago, Jeffrey Hammett has lived through educational changes, revolutions and revolts in The Republic
of the Philippines.
“I attended Stanford University and was an all-American swimmer
in the ‘60s,” Hammett said. “The national team in the Philippines needed
some expertise in swimming so they offered me a two-year contract.”
After taking a trip around the world, Hammett started as a swimming coach in the Philippines in 1980. In 1980, the exchange rate of the Philippino peso to the U.S. dollar was 7.6 to one. In June 2013, it is

Waste collected Saturday

June 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT —Hazardous Household Waste will be collected this Saturday at Bingham County’s Central Transfer Station at Moreland.
This waste will be collected ONLY at the Central Transfer Station
at Moreland.
This service for Bingham County residents only and it is free. The Central Transfer Station will receive this waste from 8 a.m. to 12
noon this Saturday, June 29.
This is a great opportunity to gather up all those old cleaning solvents,
drain cleaners, pesticides and other items that you no longer
need or want. Check for items under your kitchen or bathroom sinks, in

June 26th

Fireworks on sale; officials urge caution

June 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT—With the '4th of July' just one week away, firework stands have popped up throughout the region. However, with last year's fire season (particularly the June 28th 'Charlotte Fire' in Pocatello that destroyed 66 homes) still fresh in the minds of many, fire officials are urging the public once again, "to use extreme caution."

 

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