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July 11th

Learning the farm industry

July 11, 2013

THOMAS — On Wednesday Students moved quietly about their tasks, moving sprinkler pipe, pulling weeds, doing other things farmers do daily.
They are participants in the crop science class at Snake River High School.
Joining them were members of Crop Production Services, which provides
consulting.
“We’re excited to help because we’re in the fertilizer business,” said Leon Anderson of CPS.
“Most crop consultants average about 55 years old so we’re trying to get
kids interested in farming,” Anderson said of CPS’ participation in the class.
“There’s going to be a whole bunch of openings,”

New fountain donated

July 11, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Patients and staff at State Hospital South (SHS) can now enjoy a water fountain in the flower garden thanks to Idaho State University’s College of Technology nursing students.
The students dedicated the fountain Wednesday afternoon in memory of a
beloved employee, Marvin Welch, who served as psych tech at the hospital
and helped nurture the garden, making it a special place.
He died in 2004.
“He [Welch] helped change the culture here,” said Amos Grim, assistant
director of nursing at the hospital.

July 9th

Backstage concert coming to Blackfoot

July 9, 2013

BLACKFOOT — The highly acclaimed bluegrass duo "Otter Creek" will perform at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) on Friday, offering bluegrass and country music fans an entertaining and unique "backstage" experience.
BPAC programming director Susan Mann, explained, "In a backstage event the audience sits right on the stage surrounding the performers in a circular seating arrangement. There is a lot of interaction between the performers and the audience. If you've never been to a backstage concert before you will absolutely love it."

Restaurant Closed

July 9, 2013

Stan’s Restaurant on Main Street in Blackfoot has been a gathering place in Blackfoot since 1951.
So when the longtime, family owned eatery closed its doors rather abruptly last week, the word got out fast, leaving patrons and vendors asking “why?”
Attempts were made by the Morning News to reach the longtime restaurant owner,Gregory Richardson, for comment on the closure of Stan’s last week.
Family spokesman Tom Richardson (Gregory’s brother) offered to shed some
insight on the closure and the history of Stan’s.

July 8th

Firth FCCLA heads to nationals

July 8, 2013

FIRTH – Five Firth High School students left Saturday to participate and
compete at the National Conference of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
The conference takes place from July 6-12 in Nashville, Tenn. The goal of Emma Mecham’s project, “Red Hot Readers” Focus on Children, Junior Division, was to organize and execute a reading program for the first through fourth grades at A.W. Johnson Elementary in Firth to help
encourage children to read. Emma is the daughter of David and Deslynn Mecham.
The goal of Katie Kirby’s project, “Home Run” Focuses on Children,

July 7th

Fire department helps overcome weather woes at Ping Pong ball drop

July 7, 2013

An evening storm that moved through the area Saturday evening botched up the traditional Blackfoot Pride Days Ping Pong ball drop.
The highly anticipated event drew hundreds to Jensen Grove Park as they waited for an airplane to fly over and drop approximately 4,000 Ping Pong balls, all worth a prize.
However, when the storm started brewing, bringing winds and rain, Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue and Pride Days coordinator Aaron Moon made the call to bring in a backup plan.

July 5th

Oh-Mok-See comes to State Fairgrounds

July 5, 2013

The National O-Mok-See Competition opens this Sunday at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds and will conclude Friday. The competition is free to watch.
"This is the second year the national competition has been in Blackfoot," said participant Mike Owens. "I've been all around the country in national competitions.
"This is the first time an O-Mok-See has taken place in the same location in the 21 years I've participated," he said.

Pride Days gets off to good start

July 5, 2013

Free swimming, a family carnival, an open house at the Historical Museum and the "Guns & Hoses" Softball Tournament were among the many activities happening Friday for Blackfoot Pride Days. Business leaders and members of the community were enjoying the events to the fullest.
Chantel Bame, manager of the Blackfoot Municipal Swimming Pool, didn't mind a bit letting everyone swim for free on Friday.
"I absolutely love Pride Days," she said. "The community is so good to us all year long, it's nice to have this opportunity to give back to the community. Blackfoot is filled with good people."

Pride Days gets off to good start

July 5, 2013

Free swimming, a family carnival, an open house at the Historical Museum and the "Guns & Hoses" Softball Tournament were among the many activities happening Friday for Blackfoot Pride Days. Business leaders and members of the community were enjoying the events to the fullest.
Chantel Bame, manager of the Blackfoot Municipal Swimming Pool, didn't mind a bit letting everyone swim for free on Friday.
"I absolutely love Pride Days," she said. "The community is so good to us all year long, it's nice to have this opportunity to give back to the community. Blackfoot is filled with good people."

July 4th

County officials add names to veterans' memorial

July 4, 2013

The Fourth of July proved to be the perfect day to celebrate the sacrifices of Bingham County's veterans.
With a newly refurbished memorial serving as the backdrop. county commissioners, representatives of the Sheriff's Office, the American Legion and family members celebrated the addition of four names to that memorial.
Scott Summers, the acting maintenance director at the courthouse, said one family member noted the absence of a relative on the memorial and got the ball rolling to find other omissions.

 

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