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BLACKFOOT â€” A group of Blackfoot High School students have presented proposals for consideration to the Blackfoot School Board on weighted grades and how graduation speakers are selected in hopes of making a change for future generations of Blackfoot High School graduates.
BLACKFOOT â€” Helping to provide food to those who need it is a never ending job in Bingham County. Now some area food pantries have been consolidated to one location at the Blackfoot Senior Citizen Center (20 E. Pacific St.) for food pick-up every Thursday from 3-6 p.m.
According to Pam Beus, executive director of the Blackfoot Senior Center, the pantry food is provided by the Idaho Food Bank, Community Dinner Table, LDS Bishop's Storehouse and the Blackfoot Senior Citizen Center.
It's spring and many a fancy turns to riding motorcycles.
Kathy Autry was driving out of the Taco Time parking lot on Tuesday evening when she broadsided a motorcycle driven by Jesse Salas. Emergency 911 was alerted at 7:25 p.m.
Autry was driving a Buick Regal from the parking lot unto Bridge Street. She had her seat belt on. The air bags did not deploy so there wasn't a lot of speed, said Detective Paul Hardwicke and Community Program Coordinator for the Blackfoot City Police.
Autry was cited for failure to yield from an alley or driveway.
Items of note from March 15-18.
Bingham County Sheriff
AX VS WINDOW: March 15, 4:45 p.m.: A caller said their daughter left their vehicle at Firth High School and someone put an ax through the windshield. They said the ax is still inside the vehicle.
UNDERAGE DRINKING: March 16, 9:38 p.m.: A caller said there are 20 juveniles drinking near the archery range and Rose Ponds.
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL: March 17, 1:41 a.m.: A man said he rolled his truck after falling asleep at the wheel. He said there are no injuries.
Blackfoot City Council will hold a public hearing on May 7 to discuss reopening the city budget to release funds for further repairs on East Airport Road. The stretch of road is riddled with potholes and has been the subject of numerous complaints in recent months by homeowners in the area and by those who have to drive the road frequently.
BLACKFOOT â€” Like most mothers of young women, Serrina Slay looks forward to seeing her daughter dressed in a beautiful gown and taken to her high school prom for a wonderful night that she will always remember. However, Slay's only child, Rachael Slay, a non-speaking autistic girl, is in need of a date to the Blackfoot High School Prom and Slay is hoping that a nice, young man will step up to take her special needs daughter to the dance.
Abbi and Belle Mecham, twins with autism, have a different perspective of life and share that perspective with others.
By JEN ANDRUS
BLACKFOOTâ€” Audrey Mecham had high expectations for her two beautiful twin girls born in August of 2001.
When the girls went into kindergarten they had notable struggles with their attention, transitions and language skills.
Mecham realized that there may be something different that they needed help with. After a long process of testing through first and second grades, Abbi and Belle Mecham were diagnosed with autism.
Malia Saupan was named the 2013-2014 Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Snake River Saturday night at the high school. Distinguished Young Women is a scholarship program.
For becoming Miss Distinguished Young Woman of Snake River, Saupanâ€™s scholarship earnings totaled $3,300. She received a $2,100 scholarship for becoming Miss DYW. She also won $300 scholarships for Be Your Best Self, interview (with the judges), fitness and self-expression.
Saupan said what she enjoyed best about DYW is â€śthe friendships Iâ€™ve made.â€ť
Now is the time for any businesses, faith groups, school groups or community groups to form a team and jump on board to participate in Bingham County's 8th annual "Relay for Life" fundraiser.
Bingham County's "Relay for Life" Team Development Co-chair, Bobbie Steffensen describes the event as "an organized overnight community event (in conjunction with American Cancer Society) where team participants walk a track to celebrate and remember those who have been affected by cancer and fight back by fundraising for cancer research and patient resources."
Randy and Vauna Walker from Pingree do a lot of traveling, hauling their quarter horse, named DTF Way Ta Fire, to barrel racing competitions.
"Barrel racing is a hobby of ours," said Walker.
In the Diamond and Dirt Futurity in Bryan, Texas, on March 16, DTF Way Ta Fire "set a new arena record at the finals," Walker said.
Only those horses in their first year of competition can be entered into a Futurity.
The quarter horse posted the fastest time at the Diamonds and Dirt Futurity in Bryan, Texas, on March 16.