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May 11th, 2011
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.
MORELAND â€” In a career that includes induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Idaho Chapter, last Saturday, Laron Hansen is most proud of the effect he has had upon others.
"I get more joy and satisfaction from my wrestlers living honorable lives," said Hansen as he sat in the living room of his farm home before attending that induction ceremony.
Hansen, a state champion at Teton High School and an All-American at BYU, coached teams from Preston and Snake River to team championships. Along the way he influenced the lives of hundreds of young men.
BLACKFOOT â€” There are several new Relay for Life fundraisers for the month of May.
There will be a wine tasting Thursday at the Wine Garden from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling First American Title at 785-5511.
The Laura VanOrden/Cindy Campbell Team will be selling roses for $5 for dancers at the Downtown Dance Studio performances at Blackfoot High School May 20 and 21 at 7 p.m.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Relay for Life fundraiser "Bingham's Got Talent" raised approximately $3,200, according to early estimates from organizers.
The second annual event was organized by the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church's "Angels Among Us" Relay for Life team. Thirty performers displayed their talents in front of a crowd estimated to be 450 people.
The winners of the talent show were Noelle Johansen in the under 14 age division and Tysen Hansen in the 14 and over age division.