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October 10th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€” Some winced, some cried, some giggled - while others stayed stiff as a board - as Idaho State University nursing students administered over 500 free flu shots to folks young and old at Bingham Memorial Hospital's open house celebration on Thursday evening.
In addition to drawing a crowd with the free shots, hospital officials presented an evening of food, entertainment and prizes. There was face painting, balloons and a food table for the kids, giving parents a chance to mingle and visit with the new healthcare providers who were there to meet the community.
It was a magical evening for princesses (from tots to teens) and their fathers as they enjoyed an evening on stage at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center Daddy/Daughter Dance Wednesday evening.
The stage was aglow in soft pink with white twinkle lights adding to the ambiance of the fairy tale like evening as about 50 daddy/daughter couples enjoyed games, refreshments and danced across the stage. There was even dance instructions offered for those dads with "two left feet" who felt a little awkward on the dance floor.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) â€” Police officers often deliver citations, and in urgent circumstances they've been known to deliver a baby. Now, here comes pizza.
When a Pizza Hut driver hurt his neck and back in a crash earlier this month, two Portland Police Bureau officers heard him call his boss, and they offered to finish the delivery for him.
Steve Huckins says he and his wife were a little worried when Officers Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss showed up at the door Sept. 1, but when they heard the whole story, they broke out laughing.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot city leaders are looking at making some big changes to how the city's golf course is operated in an effort to make the popular facility a profitable entitiy. Some of the possible changes include hiring the city's golf pros as city employees and taking over the golf carts to use as city rentals.
Blackfoot city councilman Chris Jensen shared some of his ideas on managing the course at Tuesday's city council meeting after taking a closer look at how neighboring cities Pocatello and Idaho Falls operate their golf courses.
This week, Oct. 5-11, is National Fire Prevention Week.
"People are encouraged to check their smoke alarms," said Blackfoot Fire Department Capt. Dave Krumenacker. "This is one of the easiest things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your valuables.
"Whenever you change your clocks [for Mountain Standard Time], change batteries in your smoke detectors," he said.
The time change is on Sunday, Nov. 2.
About 30 women of Muslim faith gathered for prayer, food and camaraderie at the opening of Pocatello's new mosque on Fifth Street in Pocatello on Friday evening. The gathering marked the breaking of a fast and the celebration of Eil-al-Adha, a holiday that celebrates the scriptural figure Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son.
If you need a lift in your life, talk to cancer patient Deserae Jones of Blackfoot.
Asked what advice she would give others, Jones said, "Attitude is everything.
"I'm around a lot of cancer patients," she said. "Some are happy; some are negative.
"You need to accept the situation and move on," Jones said. "The key is a positive attitude."
Last May, Jones discovered a "weird lump" while washing. That discovery was made on a Friday. She went to a doctor the following Monday, had a mammogram on Wednesday and was told she had cancer on Saturday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Employees at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) started handing out breakfast to the motorists at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Three thousand five hundred breakfasts were handed out. By about quarter to nine, all the breakfasts had been distributed and the tables were being taken down.
The hospital had ordered 500 more breakfasts this year than last.
"It gets bigger every year," said Paul Kotter, director of Public Relations and Marketing at BMH.
Blackfoot School District has officially implemented the United States Department of Agriculture's "Smart Snack" program which means big changes in what students can buy from vending machines, school stores, a la carte, snack carts and even school fundraisers.
The donuts, cookies, chocolate bars, fruit flavored candies and sugary sodas that once easily accessible in vending machines and school stores will soon be completely replaced with healthier options such as nuts, light popcorn, low fat tortilla chips, granola bars, fruit cups, water, fruit juice and diet drinks.