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February 17th, 2015
Dancing With The "Blackfoot" Stars contestants have met their dance partner and are in the midst of intense rehearsals this week in preparation for the final show on Friday, 7:30 p.m., at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).
BOISE (AP) â€” An Idaho lawmaker upset with federal judges who have overturned same-sex marriage bans across the nation is proposing that Congress impeach judges who fail to uphold the U.S. Constitution.
Republican Rep. Paul Shepherd of Riggins introduced the non-binding resolution Monday to the Idaho House State Affairs Committee.
The committee voted to introduce the resolution, with four Democrats opposed.
Shepherd says that federal judges are adjudicating against the intent of U.S. Constitution, focusing primarily on the multiple rulings that gay marriage bans are illegal.
â€¢ AARP Tax aide from 9 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizens Center, 20 E. Pacific St. Service continues each Mon. through Apr. 13, also every Tue. Wed. and Thur. from 5:30-8 p.m.
â€¢ Community Dinner Table will serve a hot meal for those in need at Jason Lee Methodist Church, 168 S. University Ave, from 5-6:30 p.m. No charge, no IDâ€™s, no dress code; nothing but good food and fellowship. For more information call 785-3611.
â€¢ Early voting for these supplemental levies open on Tuesday, Feb 17, in the county clerkâ€™s office in the Bingham County Courthouse.
Qello Concerts, the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries on-demand, has named their most "Love Struck" states based on the number of times users listened to Qello Concerts' Valentine's Day setlist. The top three "Love Struck" states are:
From classic ballads like Dianna Krall's "The Look of Lov," to James Blunt's "You're Beautiful," the Qello Concerts Valentine's Day Setlist is
1. Diana Krall, Look of Love
2. Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat, Lucky
3. Blake Shelton featuring Miranda Lambert, Home
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BLACKFOOT â€” A free seminar about Medicare supplements begins at 6 p.m. tonight at the Senior Citizens Center, 20 E. Pacific St. in Blackfoot.
Matthew Rust is the presenter. He is a licensed insurance agent with the State of Idaho.
"I offer these seminars free of charge," said Rust. "I work for the American Senior Benefits agency; I do not work with any insurance company."
His expertise is helping senior citizens learn about Medicare supplementsâ€”
Â° their rights
Â°Â their options
Â° the different parts of Medicare supplements
Â° how the different parts work together
ALISON LADMAN, Associated Press
Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.
Our objections come down to taste and texture. Too many slow cooker recipes taste just like every other slow cooker recipe, no matter what the ingredients. And after bubbling away for so many hours, most recipes end up with that just-shy-of-mush texture. No thanks.
BLACKFOOT â€” At least three Eastern Idaho RadioShack stores are scheduled for closure between now and March 31. They're among 1,784 which will be closed as a result of the corporate filing for bankruptcy on Feb. 5. Those stores are in Pocatello, Chubbuck and Rexburg.
Vern's RadioShack of Blackfoot is among 800 independently owned stores which will not be affected by the corporate closures.
For Vern Murray and his six employees, the closures are a good news, bad news situation.
BLACKFOOT â€” State champs again! For the eighth year in a row, Blackfoot High School's "We The People" competitive government students claimed the first place trophy at the We The People: Citizen and Constitutional Congressional State Competition" in Boise on Thursday.
With government teacher Holly Kartchner leading the way, the 23 seniors have spent many hoursâ€”before school, during school, after school and on the weekends studying and working with their local coaches preparing for the state competition.