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November 28th, 2011

Two-vehicle accident

November 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT – A two-vehicle accident at West Collins Siding Road and Highway 39 west of Blackfoot resulted in a vehicle rollover but no serious injuries.
The accident occurred around 1:20 p.m. Monday at the intersection and involved two black passenger cars. A newer model Chevrolet car rolled, resting on its top near the middle of the highway.
Traffic heading toward Snake River was blocked for approximately 20 minutes while emergency crews cleared the scene.
For more information, read Tuesday's Morning News.

November 27th

Doctor serves, coordinates donation

November 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Dr. Renée Volny has a passion for service and helping those in underdeveloped or underserved communities, and her decision to work as a locum tenens—or traveling physician—provides her the flexibility to do so.
For most physicians in the U.S. who open their own practice or take a permanent position at hospitals or clinics, the opportunity to go on medical missions is rare. But Volny, who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and is currently on a nine-month assignment at Bingham Memorial Hospital, is able to schedule her assignments around her medical missions.

November 25th

Toys for Tots seeks help

November 26, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Started in 1947, the Marine Corps Reserve is once again sponsoring Toys for Tots.
"We just want to make sure kids have a little bit of Christmas," said Bingham County Treasurer Janice Lawes.
New, unwrapped toys are being accepted until Thursday, Dec. 15, at the following locations:
In Blackfoot:
° Bingham County Treasurer's Office in the Bingham County Courthouse
° Blackfoot Fire Department
° Cal Ranch° Family Dollar
° Idaho Central Credit Union
° Walgreens
In Firth:
° Potelco United Credit Union

November 24th

Artist's works to be on display in SLC

November 25, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Ken Spencer, a nationally recognized artist who calls Blackfoot, Idaho home, will show some of his original inspirational paintings at the prestigious Inspirational Artist Association Christmas Showcase at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City next week.
Spencer will exhibit some recent painting from his trip to Nauvoo and his adventures down the Grand Canyon. His works will include paintings of historical buildings in Nauvoo and breathtaking canyon scenes.

November 23rd

Community celebrates Sarah Asmus

November 24, 2011

THOMAS — The life of Sarah Constance Asmus was celebrated Wednesday at her funeral.
Sarah Constance Asmus, age 18, died Sunday from injuries suffered in a car accident on Saturday as she was heading home from the University of Idaho for Thanksgiving break.
Asmus graduated in 2011 from Snake River High School as the valedictorian of her class and president of the Honor Society.
Asmus is the daughter of Kurt Asmus, a captain with the Blackfoot Police Department, and Elaine Asmus, a science teacher at Snake River High School.

November 22nd

Student donation drive benefits Crisis Center

November 23, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Students at Donald D. Stalker Elementary collected more than 1,000 items in one month to donate to the Bingham Crisis Center. The donation drive kicked off Oct. 22 in conjunction with "Make a Difference Day."
The donation drive was organized by Stalker Elementary's Parent Teacher Association and Sheila Evans, the school's Idaho Reads! VISTA representative.
Students and their parents donated 1,300 items including food, toiletries and other items to the Bingham Crisis Center.

November 21st

Volunteers prep food boxes for those in need

November 22, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Volunteers scurried about the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency Monday filling food boxes to go to those in need this Thanksgiving.
A total of 157 Thanksgiving food boxes will be distributed to families in Bingham County through the program. Applicants can receive boxes every other year to help feed their families during the holidays. Recipients applied earlier this month to receive the food boxes.

Video-making crew shows off talent & support

November 21, 2011

Editor's Note: You can read this story and more in Bingham Magazine. Bingham is produced by the Morning News and is available free of charge throughout the county and in the Morning News office.
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BLACKFOOT – There is real genius behind some of the work being produced by a group of teenagers named Cannon.
Bobby, James, Justin, Paul, Rachel, Tyler and Scott Cannon—a group of siblings and cousins—all gathered at Grandma Cannon’s house to raid the candy bin, and, out of that meeting, Cannon Productions was born.

November 20th

Blackfoot teen dies in accident

November 21, 2011

BOISE — A Blackfoot teen died Sunday after she was injured in a serious accident Saturday south of Smith's Ferry.

Electrical training center dedicated to local leader

November 21, 2011

POCATELLO — The Eastern Idaho Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee's new training center in Pocatello was dedicated Friday night to Jon F. Walters. Walters is a longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 449 and is a resident of Moreland.
Walters retired in 2008, capping a 48-year career with the IBEW. He completed his Inside Apprenticeship Program in 1960 and became a journeyman wireman. He served as business manager of Local 449 from 1977 to 1982.

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