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August 2nd, 2011

4-H sheep show a family affair

August 2, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County 4-H Fair opened Monday morning with farm animals and their handlers taking center stage.
The Jensen and Carpenter families took six of the 10 top awards in sheep showmanship.
In the intermediate class, Jacee Jensen was the champion; Ashley Carpenter was reserve champion. Jacee also was named the overall champion showman.
In the junior II class, Braxton Jensen was the champion; his cousin, Tanneyce Jensen was reserve champion.

August 1st

Dancers share their culture at care center

August 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Confined to wheelchairs and unable to go many places, residents of the Bingham Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility could be left to watch television or to read.
But director of activities Lori Packer and assistants Chanel Quirk and Julie Wallace instead work to bring entertainment and other events to them.
"We just like to do things special for our residents," Packer said on Saturday as approximately 30 of them watched a performance from Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl, a local troupe in native costume.

Rollin' for a Cause raises $11,000 quickly

August 1, 2011

BLACKFOOT – The "Rollin' for a Cause" fundraiser to benefit children living with juvenile diabetes in Bingham County started Saturday morning with bikes rollin' out and concluded later that evening with donations rollin' in.
As the roar of Harley engines could be heard coming up the road an emotional Susan Jensen said "I love that sound!"
"This is just awesome and amazing," said Jensen, co-organizer of Rollin' for a Cause. "I can't believe this many people showed up."

July 30th

Company explores farm safety

July 30, 2011

IDAHO FALLS — Farm safety was emphasized at the InteGrow Malt, LLC, in Idaho Falls last week.
The goal of children's farm safety was to train the trainers — the parents and other adults around children on a farm.
"The farm is the only place where the workplace and living area are one and the same," said Shari Burgus. "As such, children are exposed to the same hazards as their parents are in the workplace."

County 4-H Fair continues

July 30, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The 4-H Horse Show begins at 8 a.m. and ends about 1 p.m. today at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds (EISF).
Horsemen will compete in Junior English, jumper, bareback, and Western equitation. Next follows walk/trot, Western, English trail horse and Intermediate/Senior Western reining and Western horsemanship.
The 4-H Fair is Monday through Wednesday at the EISF.
The schedule is as follows:

Monday
7:30 a.m.—Market Lamb/MeatGoat/Rabbit Weigh-in
8 a.m.—Rabbit Show
Enter Home Ec., Miscellaneous (Misc.) Projects and Secretary books until 9:30 a.m.
Enter Dairy Goats

July 29th

Friendship brings noted pianist to town

July 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A longtime friendship with a Blackfoot woman is one thing that will bring noted pianist Marvin Goldstein to the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Saturday. All tickets to the free concert are gone.
Kim Olsen laughs when she tells the story of her meeting with Goldstein, who lives in Tallahassee, Fla.
"I met Marvin when I went to BYU-Provo's Education Week in 1996," Olsen said. "I had gone with a friend and she kept telling me she had heard this wonderful piano player, he would be doing a class that week, and she wanted me to hear him."

Blackfoot School Board reorganized

July 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees selected R. Scott Reese to serve as chairman during their meeting Thursday night.
Pete Lipovac was elected vice-chairman and Jenny Hong was elected to the position of clerk/treasurer.

July 28th

Area youth attend alcohol conference

July 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Fifteen students with the Blackfoot/Bingham County Youth Coalition attended the Northwest Alcohol Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. earlier this month.
The students—from Blackfoot, Snake River, Shelley and Aberdeen high schools—were among 70 youth from throughout the country who gathered at the conference to discuss alcohol issues and ways to combat issues facing youth.
Youth Coalition Chairman Mark Cowley said the conference focused on the use of positive messaging to promote change rather than using anti-message campaigns.

July 27th

Fundraiser set for juvenile diabetes battle

July 28, 2011

BLACKFOOT — A fundraiser to benefit and raise awareness of juvenile diabetes in Bingham County will be Saturday and organizers have lined up a full schedule of events that will be fun for all.

Tribes celebrate opening of Trading Post

July 27, 2011

FORT HALL — Members of the Fort Hall Business Council and of the Greater Pocatello and Greater Blackfoot Chambers of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of a new grocery store on Wednesday.
The store is the Trading Post at Fort Hall. It replaces one which was closed and torn down to make way for the new hotel and events center now under construction.
Nathan Small, the chairman of the business council, thanked the Chamber members who came in support of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, who own and operate the facility.

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