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November 29th, 2010
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€“ Robert â€śBobâ€ť Hemmert followed a circuitous path to get to working with students. He is the Career Center Coordinator at Blackfoot High School.
â€śI love my job,â€ť Hemmert said.
Among other things, the people in the Career Center at the high school help students develop their portfolio, as they line up their classes to meet their long-term goals. On-line classes from Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) are also available. Students can earn both high school and college credit from IDLA classes.
Blackfoot High School senior and trombonist Daniel Burt put on a benefit concert for Blackfoot Community Dinner Table Saturday evening at BPAC. It was also his Eagle Scout project.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€“ The 125 people in the audience at the benefit concert for the Blackfoot Community Dinner Table on Saturday were treated to a fun evening filled with music from a wide spectrum of genre.
People donated 100 coats and $493.
By LESLIE MIELKE
SHELLEY â€”Â Missionary-pastor John Lovegrove and his wife, Sue, had been married one month when they accepted their first calling at the church in Howe, Idaho. That was August 1958. The Lovegroves have been in the ministry 52 years.
John grew up in Sault Sainte Marie in northern Michigan, while Sue grew up in West Virginia. The couple met while they were students at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.
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.