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March 30th, 2012
BLACKFOOT â€” A large contingent of James' Pendlebury's extended family gathered at the Idaho Potato Museum to see him honored on Wednesday.
Members of the museum board inducted Pendlebury into the Hall of Fame. Pendlebury was instrumental in bringing the Idaho Potato and Fruit Growers Association into being in 1913. That association was the first in Eastern Idaho to ship potatoes by rail to farflung markets in the West.
THOMAS â€” Snake River's Distinguished Young Women program will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
The theme for the evening will be Jungle Fever and the emcee will be Amanda Burt, who was Snake River's Junior Miss in 2010.
Hannah Hansen will also share her talents and enthusiastic personality one last time as the reigning 2012 Distinguished Young Woman. She has done a great job representing Snake River this past year.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” A last-ditch attempt Tuesday by Democrats to revive a bill that would require teachers and administrators to identify and crack down on students who harass and threaten their classmates was beaten back in the House, a move that likely ends any chance of bolstering anti-bullying policies in public schools this year.
The legislation, which was amended extensively before clearing the Senate earlier this month, has been held up ever since in the House by Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, chairman of the House Education Committee.
BLACKFOOT â€” Grant Thorson of Woodville is running to replace Cleone Jolley as Bingham County commissioner in District One.
Community Dinner Table serves up it's 25,000 plate-
When the Community Dinner Table opened it's doors for free meals to the needy through the winter season 4 years ago, it did not anticipate the kind of growth that would occur each passing year. The Dinner Table awarded young Michael Sullenger in being it's 25,000 plate served.
THOMAS â€” Sixth grader Latimer High won his school's geography bee and qualified for Idaho's Geography Bee. Latimer attends Snake River Middle School.
Latimer was notified in February that he is one of the top 100 geography students in the state. This qualifies him to compete in the state Geography Bee.
The Idaho Geography Bee is scheduled Saturday at Boise State University.
Egg artist Jacqueline Wittwer from Shelley spent last Saturday teaching 12 4-H members how to make Ukrainian Easter eggs.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Wittwer and two other egg artists will be doing demonstrations and personalizing eggs at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust St., Shelley. Each personalized egg costs $5.
Funds raised will go to Friends of the North Bingham County District Library to help raise funds for a new library building.
Items of note from March 12-21.
SUSPICIOUS TEXT: March 12, 3:48 p.m.: A caller requested to speak with an officer because of a suspicious text message.
WHEELCHAIR CRASH: March 12, 4:07 p.m.: A caller at Taco Time said a woman crashed into the front door with her wheelchair and cracked the glass.
DRUGS FOUND: March 12, 6:06 p.m.: A caller said they found marijuana in the parking lot at Auto Zone.
NOT A BFF: March 13, 11:09 a.m.: A woman said she stayed with a friend last night and he is throwing her stuff out of his residence and she has nowhere else to go.
The Board of Directors of the Idaho Potato Museum will conduct the annual Idaho Potato Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 130 NW Main Street. The event is free and the public is invited. There will be a baked potato bar meal following the program.
This year's recipient is longtime Blackfoot
resident and pioneer of the potato industry, James Pendlebury.
Pendlebury was born in 1870 in England and later immigrated to the
United States, living first in Wyoming and then in Blackfoot.
The Shelley Preparedness Fair on Saturday offered a variety of classes and demonstrations. About 600 to 700 people attended.
Calvin Pirtle from Shelley displayed cooking methods without electricity.
â€śAbout three years ago, my wife, Helen,Â went to a preparedness fair that demonstrated some of these alternative methods of cooking,â€ť Pirtle said.
One of the items onÂ display was a Wonder Box. Itâ€™s also called a hay box cooker. The entire cooking operation was located inÂ a bucket. The pan of cooking food was surrounded by a pillow or beanbag that insulated the pan, keeping it warm.Â