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April 19th, 2012
The Bingham County Historical Society (BCHS) bustled with activity Wednesday night for its 100 yr. celebration of the Standrod Bank. BCHS held an open house in which 101 attendees joined in the festivities. Janet Alvarez, President of BCHS was excited about the turnout and has big plans for the future development and protection of the BCHS archives, photos and Bingham County history. Alvarez said, "Our focus is on trying to get everything preserved. We need UV protective windows and UV protective sleeves for the lights.
During the month of March, Bingham Coop employees, customers and partners in Blackfoot and American Falls donated $12,980.61 to help clients of the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA).
"I'm really excited; this will help a lot," said SEICAA Director Julia Campbell.
The almost $13,000 will be divided among SEICAA offices in Bingham, Bannock and Power counties.
"This will help us keep our shelves full," said Bobette Beesley, Bingham County SEICAA coordinator.
Snake River trustees approved a possible trip to Washington, D. C., for fifth through eighth grade students, ages 11 to 14, during summer 2013.
The subject theme for gifted and talented classes next year is the United States. To solidify this information, gifted and talented teacher Lisa Norman suggested this possible trip to Washington, D. C., for interested students and their parents.
Each family would be responsible to pay for this trip.
Because school facilities will be used to prepare for this trip, permission was needed from the school board.
Perhaps no one seeking any of the county positions in the Republican primary was more blunt about his reason for running that Bingham County prosecutor candidate Cleve Colson.
"I don't think the current prosecutor is doing a good job," Colson said of incumbent Scott Andrew.
Andrew pointed out that he has successfully fought off two attempts to split Bingham County into more than one legislative district.
During the forum sponsored by the Farm Bureau on Wednesday, candidates had three minutes to state their positions and then had the opportunity to answer questions from the audience.
A full-sized cage ring in the corner, a mat in the center and moveable punching bags hanging from the ceiling set the scene. The smell of sweat and pheromones waft through the tepid air. Loud music pumping and men grabbling with one another, sweat dripping off their bodies onto the sterile floor. The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training center, Down to Bang, is the newest fitness center in Blackfoot, boasting a 5,000 square foot area, the largest available MMA training site in Eastern Idaho.
The 26 musicians who performed in the Honor Recital sponsored by the Bingham County Music Teachers' Association Monday evening offered variety delight.
"The students played beautifully," said Blackfoot resident Ken Spencer.
Performing were 19 pianists, three violinists, one flutist, two vocalists and one guitarist.
The variety stretched from the folk song, "The Water is Wide," sung by Mariah McCandless.
Timothy Baxter played a delightful rag entitled "Montana Ragtime" by Alexander.
Students, parents, babies in baby carriers and one dog circled the track set up at Wapello Elementary Monday evening.
The track for the Wapello Timberwolf Trot measured 200 meters. Every eight and one-quarter laps equalled one mile.
"We challenged the kids to walk or run one hour," PTA president Krystal Wray said.
"A quote from Will Smith summed up our objective," she said. Smith was quoted as saying, "There are two keys to success--running and reading. If you conquer the demon that tells you to give up, you can conquer anything."
Items of note from April 7-12.
ILLEGAL TATTOOS: April 7, 10:39 a.m.: A caller at a hotel said they found tattooing equipment in one of the rooms and believes someone was illegally tattooing in the room.
STEALING WINE: April 7, 12:33 p.m.: A caller at Ridley's said an employee has been caught on tape stealing wine from the business. An arrest was made.
FIRE CALL: April 7, 11:31 p.m.: A woman said her neighbors are upset that their fire was called in and are outside yelling and screaming and throwing items against her residence.
BLACKFOOT â What a great way to spend an evening â by attending the third annual Binghamâs Got Talent.Â
Donations for this event totaled $2,770 â all of which benefits the American Cancer Society.
Twenty-two acts performed Saturday evening. These actsÂ included dancers, singers, pianists, a fiddler, cellist and bands.
âThis is the largest fund raiser we have,â said Elizabeth Fields, one of the organizers. âI think we have the cream of the crop performing here tonight.â
The winner of the Under 14 Age Division was 10-year-old pianist Mandi Xu.Â She won $100 and a trophy.
Micha Wixom, owner of Shutter Girl Photography, and Harmony Jones, owner of the Photography Boutique, are up-and-coming masters of their craft. Wixom and Jones recently returned from a four-day convention hosted by Professional Photographers of Idaho (PPof I). It is a non-profit organization geared to expanding and perfecting the talents of professional photographers in Idaho.