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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.
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.