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Spending $10 on a couple of raffle tickets for a good cause turned into a new car, just in time for college, for Kwinten Hale, 19, of Pingree.
Hale is the winner of the 1996 Chevy Cavalier that was raffled off on Saturday in conjunction with the third annual Rollin' For A Cause juvenile diabetes fundraiser. The car donated by Brad Moss of Blackfoot's Homeland Auto has been on display throughout the community the past few months, with raffle tickets selling for $5.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Fourteen-year-old Brody Harrison has been searching the past year for the perfect Eagle Scout project. His mother, Karla Harrison, read an article about State Hospitals South's cemetery and the need for headstones to mark the graves of over 100 residents buried there.
"My mom mentioned the idea of raising money to purchase more headstones for my Eagle Scout project and I thought it was a great idea," Brody said. "My project will be to raise money for more headstones."
By LESLIE MIELKE
FIRTH â€“ The number totaled 379 buckaroos who participated last weekend in the Little Buckaroo Rodeo at Firth. On Friday, there were 196 buckaroos; Saturday saw 183.
Family, friends and a host of support staff were on hand to cheer on the buckaroos.
This is a family activity, giving youngsters a taste of rodeo.
There are stick pony races, a ribbon pulling and a ribbon tying contest, sheep riding, calf riding, barrel racing, goat milking, sheep dressing plus a pig scramble and chicken scramble.
BLACKFOOT â€” The third annual Rollin For A Cause bike rally to help raise money for families affected by Juvenile Diabetes kicked off at 11 a.m. yesterday at the Snake River Travel Plaza.
"I am absolutely overwhelmed by how the community has come together. The support and belief in this cause is amazing," said the founder of Rollin' For A Cause, Susan Jensen.
The riders were to pay $15 per driver, and $10 per passenger, and also received a Rollin For A Cause T-Shirt.
"Being a part of something like this just gives you the 'warm fuzzies,'" Commented Brenda Hughes.
A group of Blackfoot High School students volunteered to attend the first "Empower Me" conference that has already begun to play a role in making each and every one of the students a better leader.
"This conference helps empower teenagers and students alike to be leaders in not only their lives, but also their school, and hopefully the world," said teacher Holly Kartchner.
The "Empower Me" lasted th
The students were mixed in with a few other Idaho groups and together they received three-and-a-half days of pure leadership empowerment.
BLACKFOOTâ€”A couple of grave diggers, two tech gurus and a county worker make up the newly formed band "Just South Of Heaven." While the men vary in ages, background and accomplishments, the one thing they agree they have in common, is their love of music and the desire to entertain and serve others with their talents.
The band consists of Blackfoot men Bart Bradford (vocals), Mike Seamons (drummer), Phil Meline (lead guitar), Scott Monroe (base guitar) and Steven Moldenhauer (rythmn guitar).
An Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) open house drew a steady stream of people into Blackfoot City Hall Thursday to view and comment on four potential improvement options for the Rose Interchange (Exit 98 - the Rose/Firth area exit.).
Adam Rush, the ITD's public involvement coordinator, said that the department has taken a closer look at the ramp after a routine infrastructure check and believe that, based on its wear and tear and anticipated growth in the area, the interchange could potentially be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) for 2018.
BLACKFOOT â€” Orthopedic surgeon Kenneth Newhouse, M.D., has recently joined the Orthopedic Institute at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH).
"It is the largest orthopedic group in southeastern Idaho," Newhouse said. "In the group are six orthopedic surgeons as well as doctors trained in primary care sports medicine and a team of trainers and physical therapists."
"I'm excited to work with Bingham," he said. "It's a great organization; it's very progressive."
Newhouse's office is in Pocatello. Offices hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
BLACKFOOTâ€”The city and county are teaming up for triple celebration on Aug. 16 at the Idaho Potato Museum.
It is the 100th anniversary of the building which was formerly Blackfoot's train station, donated to the city in 1987.
Additionally, it is the 30th anniversary of the Bingham County Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Bingham County and surrounding areas.