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August 6th

Sho-Ban Indian Festival

August 6, 2013

Stay tuned for our special coverage of various events that will be going on at the Sho-Ban Indian Festival!

5-Stake Single Adult 30+

August 6, 2013

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!

August 5th

SR board approves well at middle school

August 5, 2013

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.

Youth show off animal projects

August 5, 2013

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 projects—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.

Local teen wins car in Rollin' for a Cause raffle

August 5, 2013

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.

Eagle Scout project will help purchase grave markers at SHS

August 5, 2013

BLACKFOOT—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."

Buckaroos participate in rodeo

August 5, 2013

FIRTH – 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.

August 4th

More than $21,000 raised for Juvenile Diabetes

August 4, 2013

BLACKFOOT — 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.

August 2nd

Blackfoot student leaders receive empowerment training

August 3, 2013

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.

New band to debut at hitchin' post

August 2, 2013

BLACKFOOT—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).

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