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May 7th, 2015

Pet talk: Keeping Fido safe in the heat

May 8, 2015

Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Stories can be viewed on the Web at
Many people take advantage of May’s warm weather by making resolutions to get themselves and their pets in shape for summer. However, when participating in outdoor activities like walking or running during these high temperatures, extra precautions need to be taken to ensure your pet’s safety.

May 6th

Weekend calendar

May 7, 2015

Friday, may 8
• Community Food Bank at the Assembly of God,
288 W Pacific, Blackfoot will not be held  on Saturday. We will hold Community  Food Bank  on May 16. From: 10 a.m. to noon
For information, contact:
David Treviso  208-604-0761
Sonia Treviso  208-419-5507
• FFA Farm Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Firth Elementary school.
• Fun Run from 5 to 8 p.m.Ridge Crest Elementary in Blackfoot. Dinner provided.

May 5th

Massachusetts police receiving calls from Australia

May 6, 2015

NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police department has been receiving some curious calls from people with Australian accents.
Police dispatchers in Northbridge say they have recently received several calls on their business line from people in an Australian community with the same name.
Northbridge, Massachusetts, is about 35 southwest of Boston. Northbridge, Australia, is a suburb of Perth.

Photo of the week

May 5, 2015

These disc golf players gathered for a group photo after their tournament at Journey's End Golf Course in Shelley.

May 4th

Blackfoot man killed in crash

May 4, 2015

BLACKFOOT — William E. Rider, 72, of Blackfoot, died at the scene after failing to negotiate a curve near Atomic City.
Idaho State Police responded to the crash just after 8 p.m. on Sunday.

New-born British princess now has a name

May 4, 2015

LONDON (AP) — It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain's newborn princess, a choice seen as a tribute to both Prince William's parents and grandmother, the queen, as well as a link to Kate's family.
The princess, the second child of William and Kate, will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, royal officials said.

Coming up this week

May 4, 2015

Monday, May 4
• Stalker Family Art Night in the Stalker Elementary Library from 4-6 p.m. Disney artist, Walter Park will speak to the kids about art and illustrations. Park draws and illustrates for Disney’s videos. He will show a power point with clips of a new video by Disney, and he will have a drawing of one of his characters that the kids can color. Tonight is also the “buy one get one free” book sale at the Stalker Elementary Library.

Tuesday, May 5

May 3rd

Maker of concealed gun holsters finds success 

May 3, 2015

HAYDEN (AP) — Thomas Tedder's wife kicked him out of the kitchen five years ago for dabbling in making gun holsters so he went instead to his dilapidated shed.
"I'd get $100 worth of scrap leather and plastic and just go at it," Tedder said. "I enjoy making things, so I made a few for friends and sold some here and there."
Tedder, a computer programmer in Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the time, was onto something that led him to starting Tedder Industries.

May 2nd

Child found drowned on Saturday

May 2, 2015

BLACKFOOT — A 2 1/2-year-old boy was found drowned in the Snake River about one-half mile from his home.
The boy, Earnest Garcia, lived at 429 West Highway 39.
The Blackfoot Sheriff's Office was called in about 5:02 p.m. on Friday, May 1.
Sheriff officers, Bingham County Search and Rescue, life flight, an ultra-light plane, a drone, two regular places, three rescue dogs and 50 volunteers participated in this search.
The child was found deceased in the river about 10 a.m. on Saturday.

May 1st

Looks like a banana, but eats like a potato! It's a plantain

May 2, 2015

Associated Press
My 16-month-old daughter has started identifying her favorite fruit, joyfully crying "ba-TA-ta!" as soon as she spies the cheery yellow fruit in our produce basket. She repeats its name in the hopes that I'll work my mummy magic on the banana, snap the peel open and reveal that sweet, creamy goodness within.
And so, when she spied the much larger lime green banana-looking plantains sitting on the counter this week, she couldn't understand why I wasn't breaking one open for her.

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