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October 10th, 2011
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and two local events are planned in Blackfoot and Fort Hall for Thursday.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Tribal Health and Human Services Victims Assistance Program is conducting a mile walk, breakfast and program to raise awareness of domestic abuse. Registration for the walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Timbee Hall, with the walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Following the walk, breakfast will be served followed by a presentation from Domestic Abuse Judges David Hooste and Brandelle Whitworth.
A former Moreland resident is among the 25 most powerful women in finance.
Thatâ€™s according to American Banker magazine, which included American Express Centurion Bank president and CEO Andrea Moss on that list in its October issue.
â€śIâ€™m quite surprised and happy about the award,â€ť Moss said during a recent telephone interview.
BLACKFOOT â€” In preparation for the 4-H National Livestock Judging Competition, Extension Educator and livestock coach Scott Nash takes his team "to as many farms and ranches as possible, to find as many good animals as we can." Thursday, team members Jake Johnson from Blackfoot and Katie Isom from Snake River, along with Nash, were heading to Burley. Other team members are Carsey Kofford and Colter Carter. Both attend Snake River High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” The eighth annual Bingham County Stone Soup will be Tuesday from 5:30-8 p.m. at Mountain View Middle School. Stone Soup is a fundraiser to benefit the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency in Bingham County.
There will be 12 different soups from various local businesses and individuals to taste and vote for. There will also be a raffle, silent auction, entertainment and a free children's carnival.
All funds raised at Stone Soup are used locally for various SEICAA programs and supports SEICAA's GED program.
IDAHO FALLS â€” Idaho Falls Police arrested a Shelley man Thursday after he allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman back in September.
Clay J. Heline, 18, of Shelley, was arrested and booked into the Bonneville County Jail. According to police reports, the victim reported to police on Sept. 22 that she had been raped at a park in Idaho Falls on Sept. 21. The victim said she met Heline online and agreed to meet him at Tautphaus Park. The victim and a friend met with Heline at the park.
BLACKFOOT â€” Byron Delray Crofts appeared before magistrate Judge Robert C. Brower Thursday to answer to the charges of first degree kidnapping, rape and battery with intent to commit a serious crime and, in a separate charge, injury to jail.
Crofts had broken a window in the county jail in that charge.
Last week, Magistrate Judge James Martsch had added a persistent violator enhancement to Crofts' charges.
The alleged victim of the more serious charge of first degree kidnapping, rape and battery with intent to commit a serious crime was in the courtroom Thursday.
THOMAS â€” Brigham Young University's a cappella group Vocal Point has been delivering show-stopping performances on NBC's "The Sing-Off" the past two weeks, and they will be bringing their high-energy, entertaining show to Bingham County Nov. 5.
Sponsored by Snake River Fine Arts, Vocal Point will perform at Snake River High School at 7 p.m. that day. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 684-9684.
BLACKFOOT â€” Representatives from Idaho's Office of the Attorney General met with senior citizens in Blackfoot Wednesday to discuss current scams and to provide consumer protection materials geared to seniors.
Lonny Tutko and Kim Youmans from the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General came to the Bingham County Senior Citizen Center to address the senior population as part of an ongoing consumer outreach program.
"We believe the best prevention to consumer fraud is information," Tutko said.
BLACKFOOT â€” People who would like to run as write-in candidates for city elections have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to file as a write-in candidate in the city's office.
The declaration of intent write-in candidate form is available at each city office. The candidate must go to the city office to sign the form and have it notarized.
In a city election, there is no minimum number of votes the candidate must garner in order to be elected. However, in a county election, the write-in candidate must garner five votes to be elected.
BLACKFOOT â€” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Bingham Memorial Hospital was one of several regional hospitals that raised breast cancer awareness through the popular Brake for Breakfast event Wednesday morning.
Brake for Breakfast events raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection through regular mammograms and self-exams.
The hospital handed out 2,000 free cooler bags with breakfast along with literature and breast cancer awareness gifts to those who drove by the hospital Wednesday morning.