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October 9th, 2010
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Fire Department is hosting an open house today to educate the community about fire prevention and fire safety.
The open house will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Station 1 at 255 N. Ash St. in Blackfoot. Tours of the station and equipment displays will be available, as well as refreshments. The open house is part of Fire Prevention Week.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Reaching your tenth birthday is a big deal. For two youngsters, one in Blackfoot and another in Firth, each will turn 10-years-old on the 10th day of the 10th month in the 10th year of the century.
Katie Steadman in Blackfoot and Jordan Scott in Basalt will each celebrate her/his first decade this Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.
"Ten is my favorite number," said almost 10-year-old Katie Steadman.
BLACKFOOT â€” Deconstruction of the house on the corner of S. Shilling Avenue and South Street began Thursday. The house at 523 S. Shilling was destroyed by fire in February.
At the time of the fire, Steve Condon was living in the house with his wife and four teenage children. No one was home at the time of the fire. Janet Chamberlain owns the property.
"Free entertainment in the middle of the afternoon, what could be better?" queried a neighbor.
Another neighbor said, "I've been waiting a month for them to begin this project."
BLACKFOOT â€” The Bingham Crisis Center hosted a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to raise awareness of domestic violence and to recognize those who have been abused or lost their lives to domestic violence. Approximately 40 people were in attendance.
Domestic violence is a problem in Bingham County and throughout the country. As economic stresses have put stress on relationships, the number of domestic violence incidents have increased.
The Crisis Center provided services for 509 primary or secondary victims of domestic violence in 2009, providing shelter for 25 women and 16 children.
BLACKFOOT â€” Hundreds of people attended the eighth annual Stone Soup contest, with all the proceeds benefiting the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency.
Fourteen businesses or organizations entered the soup contest. Those testing and judging the soups had a wide variety to choose from including chicken noodle, Italian chicken chili and coconut curry chickpea chowder.
Rupe's Burgers placed first with its cream of asparagus soup; Bingham Memorial Hospital took second place for its spinach and artichoke soup; and ReMax Preferred Properties won third place with its taco soup.
FORT HALL â€” Monday, Jana Hebdon, Winger's general manager in Blackfoot, presented 18 dictionaries to Fred Anderson, a second grade teacher at Fort Hall Elementary. The dictionaries are entitled "My First Dictionary."
"I was so impressed with how caring and how passionate Fred Anderson was about the students in his classroom," Hebdon said.
"You're awesome," she said to Anderson.
"We picked up the dictionaries as we could find them," Hebdon said.
The dictionaries were collected during the 2009-2010 school year, however, a date for the presentation could not be arranged until Monday.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Soup's on from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mountain View Middle School, 645 Mitchell Lane, Blackfoot.
This is the eighth annual Stone Soup contest, sponsored by the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA).
Prepaid tickets cost $5 for each individual or $20 for each family. Tickets purchased at the door on the night of the contest cost $7 for each individual or $25 per family. Donations are also tax deductible. Proceeds benefit SEICAA.
So far, 14 soups will be served to tempt each person's palette.
BLACKFOOT â€” For his volunteer service with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), former Blackfoot Mayor Scott Reese received a "Secretary of Defense for Outstanding Public Service" award recently.
This is the second highest award given by the U. S. Department of Defense to a non-federal employee. It was presented to Reese on Friday, Sept. 24, in Washington, D. C. Reese and seven other people received the award.
Reese has been a volunteer with the ESGR for almost 11 years. For the past six years, he served as the Idaho State Chairman for the organization.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â With a new dress code policy, budget cuts, and high expectations what are students at Mountain View Middle School supposed to do? On Friday that answer was celebrate and have fun!
It is principal Brian Kress' first year at the helm of MVMS. He says that when the 2010-2011 school year started he knew he was asking and expecting a lot from his students. A recent review of the student body's overall performance pleased Kress and he decided it warranted a reward.
POCATELLO â€” The Southeastern District Health Department hosted the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteer Annual Meeting to acknowledge National Preparedness Month.
The keynote speaker for the meeting was Dr. Ralph Heckard. Heckard, a Blackfoot primary care physician, spent two weeks providing healthcare in Haiti following a devastating earthquake on Jan. 12. He has since been to Haiti eight additional times to provide medical care.