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Escorted by Fort Hall Tribal Business Councilman Nathan Small, Taylor Thomas, 20, of Fort Hall was crowned the 2013-14 Miss Shoshone-Bannock Queen in front of hundreds of spectators at the festival arbor in Fort Hall Friday.
The annual crowning of Miss Shoshone-Bannock is a tradition at the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival, this year being the 50th anniversary of the highly anticipated event.
Thomas, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe, grew up in Fort Hall learning the traditional Native dances and studying the history of the tribe.
Attorneys Dwight Baker of Blackfoot and Walter Bithell of Boise recently received the 2013 Idaho State Bar Distinguished Lawyer award. This is the highest award that can be bestowed on an Idaho attorney by the bar.
"I had no expectation [of receiving this award]," said Baker.
Baker has been practicing law for 42 years and is a partner in the Baker Harris Law Firm in Blackfoot. Bithell is a Blackfoot High School graduate.
BLACKFOOT â€” The 4-H Market Sale on Wednesday brought the 2013 edition of the Bingham County 4-H Fair to a close.
A total of 216 animals were auctioned. The grand champion and reserve grand champion of goats, rabbits, swine, sheep and beef were auctioned at the top of the sale.
These top 10 animals brought $10,425 to their owners.
The Stoddard Family Endowment hog was sold and resold seven times before the winning bidder took it home. Money raised from the endowment hog goes directly back into 4-H for scholarships. Bidders gave $1,625 to this scholarship fund.
FORT HALL â€” Two candidates are vying for the title of Miss Sho-Ban 2013. They are Naivitsi Yabeney, age 18, and Taylor Thomas, 20.
The young ladies presented their talents Tuesday evening at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel.
Both used history passed on to them from their grandfathers to develop their talents.
Yabeney explained what a teepee represents and the construction of it.
"The teepee represents a woman's womb," she said. "The outer flaps represent the upraised arms of a woman.
"It was the women's job to set up camp and take it down," said Yabeney.
School bus drivers from Regions 5 and 6 went back to school Tuesday to review bus safety. This is an annual meeting.
The school bus drivers fill about three-quarters of the auditorium at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).
In the morning, two representatives from the power company spoke about what to do if the bus (or a car) becomes entangled in a power line. Idaho State Patrolman Aaron Aikele spoke about what to do in case of an accident.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -
A Blackfoot man is facing several felony charges after police said he was sexually abusing children.
Idaho Falls police said Bradley E. Drummond, 37, was arrested Monday on a warrant for two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 16, two counts of felony injury to a child and one count sexual battery of a 16- to 17-year-old.
Drummond turned himself in at the Bonneville County Courthouse.
The warrant was issued following an investigation into allegations that Drummond was inappropriately touching children.
The incidents were reported to police in May.
Stay tuned for our special coverage of various events that will be going on at the Sho-Ban Indian Festival!
The Regional 5-Stake Single Adult 30+ will actually be held this THURSDAY (NOT TODAY) at the Pine Grove in Riverside, 615 W. Riverside at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided and entertainment and will be furnished by country western band called Rough Stock.
Our apologies for the misunderstanding!
Although some challenges remain, members of the Snake River School Board approved a resolution regarding a new well at the middle school on Tuesday night.
Facilities manager Alden Hale gave an update on the well, which will provide drinking water to the school before board members conditionally approved the resolution.
"It may not be done by the time school starts (on Aug. 12)," Hale said. He said the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has not yet approved a required variance to its requirements.
Hale and board members agreed it would be unwise to proceed without that approval.
Monday was the opening day of the Bingham County 4-H Fair which continues through Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the Market Animal Sale begins at 6:30 p.m. and the Sale Buyer's barbecue starts at 4:30.
On Monday, county 4-H members were showing their animal projectsâ€”rabbits, meat goats and sheep.
In the rabbit category, 13 1/2-year-old Brooklyn Abercrombie from Blackfoot won every category in which she entered her rabbit, a "Silver Fox" rabbit.
There are 49 recognized rabbit breeds.