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April 3rd, 2015

Master the dumpling

April 4, 2015

By KELLI KENNEDY
Associated Press

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When Portland chef Jenn Louis set out to perfect pasta dumplings in Italy, she was occasionally met with such disdain from local chefs she might as well have been trying to push the doughy fare to the Paleo diet crowd.

Simpson named Distinguished Dude

April 4, 2015

BLACKFOOT-Fourteen Blackfoot High School dudes flexed, strutted and entertained, all in good fun to raise money for Blackfoot's Distinguished Young Women at the annual Distinguished Dude program at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Friday evening.
Tanner Simpson claimed the Distinguished Dude title with his charm, personality and rock star-like drum solo. He took home a cash prize of $100.

Brief total lunar eclipse to grace the sky Saturday

April 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don't blink. There's a total eclipse of the moon Saturday — and it's an unusually short one.
If there are clear skies, the 3½-hour spectacle is visible from start to finish from the western U.S. and Canada where it occurs before dawn. Skygazers in the Midwest and East Coast only get part of the lunar show.
The eclipse can also be seen in its entirety Saturday night from eastern Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Europe and Africa are shut out.

Things to know about the celestial attraction:

HOW LONG IS THE TOTAL ECLIPSE?

Easter Ham

April 3, 2015

INGREDIENTS
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup maple-flavored or pancake syrup
1/4 cup GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard
1 whole boneless fully cooked ham (5 lb.)
Whole cloves
12 maraschino cherries, drained, halved
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

DIRECTIONS
HEAT oven to 350°F.
MIX sugar, syrup and mustard until blended. Use paring knife to make shallow even diagonal cuts across top of ham in one direction. Repeat, making slits in opposite direction to form diamond shapes.

Breakfast at the Blackfoot airport

April 3, 2015

• Breakfast at the Blackfoot Municiple Airport Saturday, April 4 at 8 a.m. until everyone is served. Cost is $5 per person. Come eat before the Easter Egg Hunt.

April 2nd

Firth students going to state

April 3, 2015

FIRTH – Eleven Firth High School students are heading to state competition next week.
Two students are competing in State Only events. Nine are competing in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition).
STAR Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation.
On Thursday evening, the FCCLA competitors presented their projects to a roomful of peers, parents, teachers and friends in preparing to go to state.

Bingham County Easter Egg Hunts

April 2, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Easter Egg Hunts are sponsored throughout Bingham County on Saturday, April 4.
Times are locations are:
° Blackfoot. The Easter Bunny is coming to Blackfoot at 10 a.m. sharp at Jensen Grove Park. The hunt is for children up to 12 years old. Children will be separated into age groups and special needs to make the experience more fun.
° Firth. The Easter Hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Firth High School football field. Kids up to 12 will be divided in age groups.

Chambers Easter Egg Hunt

April 2, 2015

Chamber Easter Egg Hunt at Jensen Grove at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4. The hunt is for children up to 12. Admission is free. Bring your Easter baskets.

April 1st

Autism Awareness month Family hopes to increase understanding

April 1, 2015

BLACKFOOT — April is Autism Awareness Month and one local mother hopes people will take notice and be more understanding toward children with autism.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism are terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development in varying degrees causing difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication behaviors. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. One in 42 boys and 1 in 89 girls are diagnosed with some level of autism, which is nearly a 20 percent increase compared to 40 years ago.

Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend after salsa argument

April 1, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman has been charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend after yelling at him for eating all of the couple's salsa.

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