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March 24th, 2011
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.
IDAHO FALLS â€” A Firth man was shot and killed in Idaho Falls early Tuesday morning. Police arrested one man in connection to the shooting and are still seeking a second man who may have been involved.
Anthony "A.J." Camp, 24, of Firth, was shot in the back while driving in the area of the 500 block of W. 20th Street in Idaho Falls approximately 3 a.m. His car, a white Honda Civic, struck a parked car, then a house on the next block, according to the Idaho Falls Police Department.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Ridge Crest Elementary second-grader Enid McMahon was transported by ambulance to Bingham Memorial Hospital Tuesday after she was hit by a car near the school.
McMahon darted into traffic on Airport Road when walking home from school and hit the back end of a vehicle. According to her family, she sustained a compound fracture of the leg and was being prepared for surgery Tuesday evening.
"We encourage parents and everyone to slow down and be careful in school zones," said Ridge Crest Principal Colin Folsom.
RIVERSIDE â€“ New Scouts participated in extended first aid instruction Saturday. The 11-year old Boy Scouts worked on their First Aid Merit Badge and First Aid requirements for rank advancements.
Kevin Heiner, district leader over New Scouts, says he has worked nearly every day for the past several months organizing the event. He had expert instruction available for the boys including doctors, EMTâ€™s, firefighters, educators and â€śScouters.â€ť
IDAHO FALLS â€” Idaho Falls police say an argument in a motel parking lot led to a chase and shooting that left one man dead. Officers are seeking two persons of interest.
Sgt. Phil Grimes said 24-year-old Anthony Keith Camp of Firth was shot in the back while he was driving and his car struck a parked car and then crashed into a house at about 3 a.m. Tuesday. Camp died at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. His female passenger had minor injuries.
THOMAS â€”Â Visual arts influence everything, said Snake River High School art teacher Jason Coles. For example, engineers design how a car moves but an artist designs what the car looks like. The same goes for shoes and shoelaces.
"People don't think of the influence of visual arts," Coles said.
Coles' favorite art medium is oil.
"There's something about taking a blank piece of paper or canvas and creating something," Coles said.
"I think it's important for my students to see me enjoying working on art," he said. "Hopefully, it inspires them.
By BOB HUDSON
BLACKFOOT â€” Members of the Blackfoot 11th LDS Ward will present their Second Annual English Pantomime tonight through Saturday at their chapel, 520 North Shilling. The public is welcome. Admission is free although they will seek donations for Haiti Relief during intermission.
The evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Saturday's show will be a 1:30 p.m. matinee.
"The English take a fairy tale and take poetic license," producer Mike Pope said of the performance. "They make it as fun as they can.
BOISE â€” Blackfoot High School (BHS) senior Mitchell Jensen is working as a page in the Idaho Senate. He has been spending his weekdays in Boise since Feb. 17.
"I'll be here until "sine die," Jensen said. ("Sine die" is when the proceedings have been adjourned with no appointed date for resumption.)
Two groups of six students work as pages for six weeks in the Idaho Senate during the legislative session. The Legislature normally lasts about 12 weeks.
There are 35 senators in Idaho; one senator represents each district.