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August 5th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â Although the start of school is still a few weeks away, teachers and parents have already begun making preparations.
Teachers and school district patrons are among those who can benefit from participation with the Blackfoot Education, the Snake River Education Foundation or similar organizations in their school districts.
Billie Cullimore of Blackfoot is a woman of many talents: an internationally acclaimed poet, designer, author and artist...and, she said she's not a bad cook either.
Cullimore, whose work can be found in Germany, Holland, France, Australia and throughout the United States, has a studio called 'Billie's Originals' within the walls of the Artistic Spirit Gallery in Blackfoot featuring her $10,000 original painting titled 'Pioneer's Dream.'
Action in the Little Buckaroo Rodeo continues today.
A cowboy breakfast is served from 7-10 a.m. in the Firth City Park. The âCowboys and Indiansâ Parade begins at Firth High School and ends at the Firth City Park. The Community Orchestra, ice cream, soda, two free bounce houses and vendors await all comers in the park.
The Little Buckaroo Rodeo round two begins at 7 p.m. tonight.
This is the largest number of buckaroosâ385âregistered for the rodeo, said Registrar Dixie Finck.
BLACKFOOTâ On Thursday, Aug. 2, at approximately 9:40 p.m., the Blackfoot Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of East Harmony and Rich Lane. Brent J. Hansen, 36 years of age, of Blackfoot died as a result of the accident. Hansen and his daughter were on a motorcycle which collided with a vehicle operated by Kenny C. Struhs, 41-years-of-age.
BLACKFOOT â Rollin for a Causeâ is rolling out all the goodies for its annual raffle and rally against Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. Hundreds of items have been donated for the cause.
There are sets of Liquid Image goggles that will be auctioned off. Their value is $250 per pair. These are the same googles that the infamous Kyle Pratt uses when he does his life-threatening rides.
The blockbuster movies on the big screen and the smell of buttery popcorn will soon be fading away at the Plaza Twin Theater as management prepares to close Blackfoot's only movie theater on Aug. 9.
The Plaza Twin Theater (currently a $2 discount theater) has been owned and operated by the May family for the past four years. Manager Bradley May said that while the community did support the theater, they [the family] have collectively made the decision to close the theater for a variety of reasons.
Sparks from cutting metal with a skill saw ignited a fire at 713 W. 10 N. in Riverside Wednesday afternoon, said Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray. A shed, pump house and a couple of salvaged cars were burned at Dwain Sjostrom's property.
Blackfoot firemen and volunteers protected the double wide mobile home on the property. No one was injured.
The neighbor whose home was northwest of the fire was evacuated as the black smoke drifted in that direction.
Neighbor Charlene Cherry had called 911.
The 4-H market animal sale took place on Wednesday in the Goddard Livestock Pavilion on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. This is the grand finale of the 4-H year.
Recognized for their showmanship in the round robin competition were Grand Champion Cassidy Quinn and Reserve Champion Katie Van Stone.
"I love showmanship," Cassidy said.
"I remember what I learned in the past," she said. "I study each animal; watch each species in competition and ask questions of the exhibitors who win."
Shoshone-Bannock tribal officials recognized 10 individuals at a reservation-wide graduation ceremony for their contributions to Indian education recently. The Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center was the gathering place for nearly 400 people.
Tribal youth education coordinator Claudia Washakie said the ceremony is something new that tribal leaders are planning to do yearly in an effort to honor and recognize those who have given so much to education, while they are still here.
Dairymen and women, of both goats and cows, traditionally show in all white clothing.
Goats are judged in two showsâthe meat goat show that took place on Monday and the dairy goat show on Tuesday.
"I love the teaching that goes with judging," said judge Judy Novak.
"Primarily what I'm looking for in a goat is feet and legs," Novak said. "They're not going to last as a milk and baby producer if they don't have straight feet and legs.
"Eventually, they can't walk," she said.
"If you want to buy a goat, everything needs to blend smoothly into the next featureâfrom muzzle to tail.