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May 11th, 2011
The Morning News â€” Bob Hudson
Chelsea Barzee of Independence Alternative High School thanks members of the Greater Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce for a top senior award on Wednesday, Barzee and classmate Wendi Cameron joined Chamber president Derek Preece at the podium. The Chamber honored 26 seniors from Independence, Sho-Ban, Snake River and Blackfoot high schools. Photos of the other groups can be found on our Website, www.am-news.com.
By BOB HUDSON
FIRTH â€” Firth High School (FHS) senior Brittney Robinson won first place last week in the nation in desktop publishing at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) in Washington, D. C.
This is the second time Robinson had qualified in this discipline at BPA nationals. The 2010 contest was in Anaheim, Calif.
"I wasn't expecting anything," Robinson said. "It was a complete surprise.
"I was just happy to make it to the top 10," she said. "I couldn't believe I had actually done it."
SHELLEY â€” Only one school board trustee position is up for election in Shelley Joint School District No. 60.
Incumbent Loren Lund will face Eva Ochoa in the May 17 election for the position in Zone 1.
Lund has served four years on the Shelley School Board.
â€śI have a passion for education,â€ť Lund said. â€śEducation has always been extremely important in my life.â€ť
BLACKFOOT â€” There are two candidates for the Blackfoot School Board Zone 3 trustee. Elections will be May 17. Bingham County will be running the elections and electors will vote in their regular precinct location from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
R. Scott Reese, who was appointed to fill the Zone 3 position in January, is running against Marilyn R. Cottam.
FIRTH â€” Because of the reduced funds from the state, the Firth School District trustees are asking electors to approve a supplemental levy for $300,000 each of the next two years.
These funds are necessary to meet the increased requirements from the state and to continue to provide academic excellence and meets the needs of students, Superintendent Sid Tubbs said.
FIRTH -- Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the grocery store â€śStop n Shopâ€ť in Firth. Clarence (Shorty) and Pearl Neihart opened Stop n Shop on May 9, 1961.
In its 50 year history, the grocery store has served the Firth community in two locations.
It was first located on the corner ofÂ the 200 block on South Main, across the street from Colletts. Â
After the Teton Dam broke in June 1976, the business moved to its present location in 1977 at 409 S. Main, Firth.Â Â Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Elections for the Blackfoot School District Board of Trustees will be May 17. Voters will decide two of the five seats on the board. Electors will vote in their regular precinct. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In Zone 2, incumbent J.D. Tolman is running against Jenny Hong. Zone 2 encompasses a large portion of east Blackfoot including Blackfoot High School, Mountain View Middle School and Stoddard Elementary.