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August 4th, 2011

4-H Market Sale successful

August 4, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The number of animals that were auctioned at the 19th annual 4-H Market Sale totaled 211.
The endowment hog that is raised each year by the Stoddard family brought in $850.
The first 10 animals auctioned off were the champion and reserve champion market animals in each species—sheep, beef, goat, rabbit and swine.
The top market animals sold for the following prices:
The Grand Champion Market Lamb was raised by Ashley Carpenter and sold for $600.
The Reserve Champion Market Lamb was raised by Tehya Jensen and sold for $600.

August 3rd

Cattle Kids crown champions

August 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT — Cattle Kids took the show ring Tuesday at the Bingham County 4-H Fair.
The kids in the program were divided into two flights—one for kids who have been part of the program in previous years and the second for first year Cattle Kids.
Emma Harris won champion showman honors in the veteran Cattle Kid division. Hannah Adams took reserve champion honors.
In the first year category of Cattle Kids, Marlee Kofoed was champion showman; McKenzie Later earned reserve champion.
"I like having animals I can take care of and I like the opportunity," said Harris.

Blackfoot may join insurance consortium

August 3, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The City of Blackfoot intends to join an independent medical insurance cooperative among Idaho cities in an effort to control costs and rate increases.
The City Council voted Tuesday night to sign a three-year joint powers agreement with the Idaho Independent Intergovernmental Authority, a cooperative of numerous Idaho cities to create a self-funded medical insurance program. The council members will take the next week to review additional information about the program, and if there are no objections from the councilmen the agreement will be signed Aug. 10 by Mayor Mike Virtue.

4-H kids show off pigs

August 3, 2011

August 2nd

Police make big pot bust

August 2, 2011

MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot Police arrested a California woman early Sunday after a traffic stop revealed she had 10 pounds of marijuana in her trunk.

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

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