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THOMAS â€” In a murder trial, the most valuable evidence is a credible eyewitness to the crime, said WWII Jewish survivor Gloria Glantz.
"So I am giving you my testimony which makes you all eyewitnesses," said Glantz.
Jay Millan's history class at Snake River High School (SRHS) participated in a "virtual field trip" using the Idaho Education Network. With the help of a video camera, students could see, listen to and ask questions of Glantz. At the other end of this live feed, Glantz could see the class, speak with them and answer their questions.
FORT HALL â€” Construction is scheduled to begin next month on the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes' new hotel and events center, and a job fair in Fort Hall Tuesday attracted hundreds of local Native Americans seeking to work on the project.
The $47 million project is expected to employ 300 labor and trade employees between now and the expected completion date in May of next year.
BLACKFOOT â€” It's personal why June Cannon is sponsoring a relief concert for Japan.
"I want to help the people of Japan," she said.
Cannon's parents and brother live in Japan.
The relief concert, featuring Cannon and local talent, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday, April 5, at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC). Admission is free.
A silent auction featuring Japanese items starts at 7 p.m.
All proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross to help people in that nation recover from the earthquake and tsunami hit earlier this month.
BLACKFOOT â€” Cindy Reese, wife of county Republican chairman Scott Reese, pinch-hit for him at the central committee's Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday.
"It's an honor to be in a room with so many great people, patriots," Reese said as she began her remarks to the Bingham County Republicans.
Using President Abraham Lincoln's "House Divided" speech as her theme, she noted that he and the nation faced many of the same type of challenges our leaders now face.
"As Republicans we must find leaders who are today like Lincoln," she said.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Tenisha Schild of Blackfoot is one step closer to performing her dance "Gravity" with a hula hoop at the Stadium of Fire show in Provo, Utah, this year. To move forward, she needs your vote.
Schild was just notified that she is in the top 40 talents remaining. Anyone interested in voting for Tenisha can go to http://www.freedomfestival.org/events/stadium-of-fire-talent-search/. Tenisha is contestant number 33.
SHELLEY â€” About 1,000 people took advantage of the Emergency and Preparedness Fair at Shelley High School Saturday.
â€śAttendance was beyond our expectations,â€ť said organizer Terrill Christensen. â€śWeâ€™re tickled about the turnout.â€ť
This is the third year Shelley has hosted a preparedness fair.
Terry Johnson demonstrated the Aqua Pour-Niken Water Purification System.
â€śI expected to be sitting a lot but there were so many people--Iâ€™m wearing better shoes next year,â€ť Johnson said.
â€śA lot of people were helped today,â€ť said Barbara Morrison from Shelley.
BLACKFOOT â€” Two of the five former Blackfoot High School athletes facing charges stemming from incidents that occurred last year are now serving the first part of their jail sentence.
Logan Chidester and Nathan Walker each pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor disturbing the peace. They were both sentenced Friday in Bingham County Magistrate Court.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees discussed Native American language preservation at their meeting Thursday night.
The topic of Native American language immersion in the Blackfoot School District has been an ongoing topic for the school board, an effort supported by Trustee Pete Lipovac.
At the meeting, Superintendent Scott Crane presented information about several Native American Language Preservation Acts that provide grant funding for language preservation programs.
The Morning Newsâ€”Melanie Moore
Author Brenda Stanley listens to sophomore Tye Teton speak during a presentation she gave at Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School Thursday. Students at the school just finished reading Stanley's book, "I Am Nuchu."
FORT HALL â€” A teacher's greatest challenge is getting students excited about learning. With the help of a local author, two teachers in Fort Hall have their students excited about reading.
BLACKFOOT â€” Members of Bingham County Search and Rescue will be providing the public with the opportunity to experience scuba diving while raising funds for their program.
Search and Rescue members will be at the Blackfoot Pool on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. teaching members of the public to scuba dive. Divers must be ages 10 and up and all equipment and instruction will be provided by Search and Rescue. The cost is $20, with proceeds going to Bingham County Search and Rescue and the Blackfoot Pool.