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November 27th, 2010
Morning News â€” Melanie Moore
Past chairperson of the Christmas Tree Fantasy Board Linda Seward, who now chairs the gift boutique, shows off some of the items that will be for sale at the Fantasy next week alongside current chairperson Susan Nalley. The Christmas Tree Fantasy begins Nov. 30 with a tea. The tree room will be open Dec. 1-4.
Christmas Tree Fantasy begins Tuesday
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County was shut down Tuesday because of a blizzard that roared through the region. Schools and government offices closed as roads were impassable due to blowing and drifting snow.
Tuesday morning the Bingham County Sheriff's Office announced all roads in Bingham County were closed unless there was an emergency. The roads were to remain closed until they could be cleared by the County Road and Bridge Department. The County Courthouse also closed. All travelers were urged to stay home and off the roads.
PINGREE â€” Ashley Lambson and Trina Nicholson were among a group of people drying noodles at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church on Sunday.
â€śMy grandmother (Rosemary Ray) has done this for years, so we help her out,â€ť said Lambson.
Members of the parish make homemade noodles for about three weeks each November. The noodles are among the items sold at the churchâ€™s annual Christmas bazaar, scheduled on Dec. 4 this year.
â€śIt gives the money to the church to be able to help the community out,â€ť Nicholson explained.
BLACKFOOT â€“ When Carl Watkins served part of his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Blackfoot, he probably didnâ€™t expect to return and make his home here.
But thatâ€™s what happened. After working in radio around the West, he, his wife Linda and their children landed in Blackfoot about 1988. Most of them are still here.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â Saxophobia brings to the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center Backstage Events a â€śWhoâ€™s Whoâ€ť of sax gone wild! Friday at 7:30 p.m. audience members will see and hear a sopraninoâ€”the smallest saxophone in the world; a mammoth six-and-one-half-foot contrabass sax; and virtually everything in between.
LOGAN, Utah â€” Former Bingham County Coroner Kyle B. Lindsay has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in Logan, Utah, reducing felony burglary and drug charges to misdemeanors.
Lindsay was sentenced last week to serve 10 days in jail and one year of probation. He has until Dec. 1 to report for his sentencing.
BLACKFOOT â€” Fans of the Blackfoot High School football team have the opportunity to travel to Boise on a chartered bus to support the Broncos at the 4A state championship game against Bishop Kelly Saturday.
Buses chartered through Teton Stage Lines will leave at 7 a.m. from the carnival entrance at the East Idaho State Fairgrounds. The game will be at Boise State University at 1 p.m. Saturday. The bus will leave Boise at 5 p.m. and be back in Blackfoot at 10 p.m. There will be regular rest stops, but no stops for meals.
BLACKFOOT â€” Former Blackfoot City Parks department employee Michael Roy Conn was sentenced to seven years to 17 years in prison on Tuesday. Conn pled guilty to one count of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old.
Conn was initially charged with five counts of sexual battery with a minor 16 or 17 years old stemming from incidents in 2008. Charges were filed against him in April 2010.
The plea agreement recommended probation with conditions. This agreement was recommended by the prosecuting attorney, defense attorney and the pre-sentence evaluator.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Fort Hall students who attend the after-school program at Fort Hall Elementary visited the Blackfoot Public Library Monday afternoon.
"There's over 60,000 books in the library," said librarian Brenda Wilcox. "There's always new things to see in the library."
Besides books, there are computers, videos, DVDs, newspapers and activities.
"We want you to have a good time when you come to the library," Wilcox said.