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BLACKFOOT âStarting as a swimming coach 33 years ago, Jeffrey Hammett has lived through educational changes, revolutions and revolts in The Republic
of the Philippines.
âI attended Stanford University and was an all-American swimmer
in the â60s,â Hammett said. âThe national team in the Philippines needed
some expertise in swimming so they offered me a two-year contract.â
After taking a trip around the world, Hammett started as a swimming coach in the Philippines in 1980. In 1980, the exchange rate of the Philippino peso to the U.S. dollar was 7.6 to one. In June 2013, it is
BLACKFOOT âHazardous Household Waste will be collected this Saturday at Bingham Countyâs Central Transfer Station at Moreland.
This waste will be collected ONLY at the Central Transfer Station
This service for Bingham County residents only and it is free. The Central Transfer Station will receive this waste from 8 a.m. to 12
noon this Saturday, June 29.
This is a great opportunity to gather up all those old cleaning solvents,
drain cleaners, pesticides and other items that you no longer
need or want. Check for items under your kitchen or bathroom sinks, in
BLACKFOOTâWith the '4th of July' just one week away, firework stands have popped up throughout the region. However, with last year's fire season (particularly the June 28th 'Charlotte Fire' in Pocatello that destroyed 66 homes) still fresh in the minds of many, fire officials are urging the public once again, "to use extreme caution."
THOMAS â Kids are âDigging into Readingâ at the Snake River School/Community Library at the âend of summer reading partyâ on Tuesday.
Food was served. The children made âdirtâ by crushing Oreo cookies.
Pudding was added to the dirt for a sweet treat. Watermelon was also
Kids also received free books and chose a flower to take home.
Story time lady, Miss Peggy Hansen, helped the children put handles on
BLACKFOOTâTo say that Lisa Harral "knows the library" is an understatement. Harral started working at the Blackfoot Public Library in 1980 while she was just in high school; now, over 30 years later, Harral has been named Library Director - an opportunity that she welcomes wholeheartedly.
FIRTH â The population of Firth will explode on Wednesday when over
10,500 scouts and their leaders arrive on site at the
Boy Scout Encampment.
âFirth will be the 14th largest city in Idaho for
four days,â said Brent Stolworthy. âItâs going to
be a great time for all the
Three activity centers have been erected on site. All three activity centers are exactly the same, said Paul FitzSimon, who is over tower construction.
The climbing towers are 32 feet high. Zip lines come off each corner of
BLACKFOOT â Eclectic Connection, a six piece band from Idaho Falls, will kick off the first concert of Blackfootâs âMusic in the Parkâ season on Wednesday evening. Local musician Doug Wareing, who directs the popular âJazz House Big Band,â has coordinated this yearâs concert series - carrying on the tradition that Blackfoot man, the late Butch Hulse, started four years ago. The Bingham Memorial Hospital board of directors and administrators have, again, stepped up to sponsor this yearâs concert season.
FIRTH â The population of Firth will explode on Wednesday when over 10,500 scouts and their leaders arrive on site at the Boy Scout Encampment.
"Firth will be the 14th largest city in Idaho for four days," said Brent Stolworthy. "It's going to be a great time for all the kids."
Three activity centers have been erected on site.
All three activity centers are exactly the same, said Paul FitzSimon, who is over tower construction.
The climbing towers are 32 feet high. Zip lines come off each corner of the towers and are 300-400 feet long.
SHELLEY â June is budget hearing month for all school boards in Idaho. The budget hearing for the Shelley School District took place on Thursday.
"Next year, we will need to learn how to live within our means," said Business Manager Trish Dixon.
Ninety percent of the salary based apportionment is based on three factors:
Â° grade level of students (In this apportionment, more money is distributed to schools for high school students than elementary students.)
Â° education and experience for certified staff
FIRTH â The Rise Up 2013 Encampment, Celebrating 100 Years of Scouting in the LDS Church, kicks off next Wednesday.Â Over 10,500 youth and adults are registered.Â
"After nearly 2 years of planning we are excited that the event is finally here," said Brian Porter, Director of Support Service, Boy Scouts of America, Grand Teton Council.
Workers from Signature Party Rental from Idaho Falls were on site Friday erecting the dining hall tent. The tent is 40 feet wide, 75 feet long and 10 feet high.