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August 2nd, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot Police arrested a California woman early Sunday after a traffic stop revealed she had 10 pounds of marijuana in her trunk.
BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
BLACKFOOT â€“ 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."
IDAHO FALLS â€” 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 â€” 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."
BLACKFOOT â€” 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:
7:30 a.m.â€”Market Lamb/MeatGoat/Rabbit Weigh-in
8 a.m.â€”Rabbit Show
Enter Home Ec., Miscellaneous (Misc.) Projects and Secretary books until 9:30 a.m.
Enter Dairy Goats
BLACKFOOT â€” A longtime friendship with a Blackfoot woman is one thing that will bring noted pianist Marvin Goldstein to the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Saturday. All tickets to the free concert are gone.
Kim Olsen laughs when she tells the story of her meeting with Goldstein, who lives in Tallahassee, Fla.
"I met Marvin when I went to BYU-Provo's Education Week in 1996," Olsen said. "I had gone with a friend and she kept telling me she had heard this wonderful piano player, he would be doing a class that week, and she wanted me to hear him."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees selected R. Scott Reese to serve as chairman during their meeting Thursday night.
Pete Lipovac was elected vice-chairman and Jenny Hong was elected to the position of clerk/treasurer.