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City Council president Chris Jensen and Bingham County Commissioner Whitney Manwaring shared "state of the â€¦." messages with members of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
Among the accomplishments of city workers in 2012, Jensen said, were the completion of various road projects and of improvements at Jensen Grove.
They also added an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant lift in the swimming pool and completed a new water storage tank and booster station.
The Yuma County Sheriff's Department is not ruling out that missing Blackfoot man Laurence J. "Jack" Doering, 82, may still be trying to make his way back to Blackfoot. Doering, and his wife Leah [Doering], live in Blackfoot but have been in the Yuma, Ariz., area since October.
Doering, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, has been missing since last Thursday after he got ahold of the car keys while he and his wife were getting haircuts at a shopping plaza near Yuma. Doering took off by himself in a tan/grey 2002 Chevrolet Suburban with Idaho license plates.
The letter of the week is "J" at Storytime in the Snake River School Community Library.
Children ages 3-5 followed storyteller Peggy Hansen as she encouraged them to repeat, "Where is J? Here I am. What do you say J? J-j-j.
The color was blue and the nursery rhyme is "Jack and Jill went up the hill, to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after."
"We study a color and letter each week," Hansen said. "There's is a nursery rhyme each week.
"This helps early literature skills.
"Nursery rhymes teach rhyme and rhythm," said Hansen.
A nationwide post for the position of Blackfoot School District superintendent expired on Jan. 17 and plans to hire a new superintendent for the district will move forward, despite the ongoing distraction of the "Crane payout" debacle.
While the board is behind on their original plan to have a new superintendent selected by Feb. 1, 2013, the district's interim superintendent Chad Struhs said they hope to have a person selected for the position by March 1, with the plan of having the new hire officially on board by July..
BLACKFOOT â€” Rollin' For A Cause, a foundation formed by Susan Jensen of Blackfoot to help those in the area struggling with the cost of juvenile diabetes, is assisting Pocatello teen Kaela Collazo in her efforts to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Collazo, who is a Type 1 diabetic, is organizing a 'talent show' fundraiser at Pocatello High School (where she attends school) on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Collazo received permission from the district's school board to have the event, but learned that there is a $300 fee to use the school's facilities.
BLACKFOOT â€” Families in the area who are struggling financially this winter due to medical costs incurred from juvenile diabetes can contact Rollin' For A Cause' for some financial relief.
Susan Jensen of Blackfoot started Rollin' For A Cause in 2011 to help those in need after suffering financial stress and losing her 12 year old daughter, Camille to juvenile diabetes.
"If there is anyone out there who needs help (or knows of anyone who needs help), please let us know," Jensen said. "We are here to help."
Retired Blackfoot resident Laurence J. "Jack" Doering, 82, who has been wintering in the Yuma, Ariz. area with his life Leah, has been missing since Jan. 17. According to [Leah] Doering's daugher, Sandra Chamberlain, [Jack] Doering has suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the past four years and is likely "lost and confused."
The Yuma County Sheriff's Office reports that [Jack] Doering was last seen at the Foothills Plaza Shopping Center near Yuma on Thursday at approximately 9:45 a.m.
Activities for the Eastern Idaho Ag Expo begin today.
The Ag Expo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at Holt Arena.
Over 125 exhibitors are participating. On display are the latest in farm equipment, products and services. This is one of the largest equipment shows in the nation.
The Idaho Seed Potato Grower's Seminar, sponsored by the Idaho Crop Improvement Association, is from noon to 5 p.m. today at the Clarion Inn. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to noon and costs $30 for person.
Scott and Melissa Merrill wanted a business/product they could involve their children in.
Eventually they settled upon a Murphy bed company which a Utah man had decided to sell.
"It's something we could do together," Scott said of building and selling the wall beds often seen in old movies.
"They're better than anything on the market and priced better than anyone else, too," he said.
According to Wikipedia, a Murphy bed is also called a pull down or fold-down bed. It is a bed that is hinged at one end to store vertically against the wall, or inside a closet or cabinet.
A Blackfoot man is in the Bonneville County Jail charged with murder following the death of an Idaho Falls woman on Saturday.
According to Sheriff Paul Wilde, about 12:50 p.m. deputies responded to call that a woman had been shot and two men were running from the scene in the 5100 block of East Lincoln Road.
When deputies arrived, they found 21-year-old Kristy M. Aschliman just off the road. They rendered first aid but paramedics determined that she was dead. Her vehicle was stuck in the snow 50 yards from the scene.