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April 20th, 2015
Morning News â€” Leslie Sieger
Tressia Knapp reads children's book "One of Each" by MaryAnn Hoberman, to her son William Saturday at the used book sale at the library.
BLACKFOOT â€” Todayâ€™s teenagers have a new hobby: taking selfies.
A 2013 Pew Research Center study found 91 percent of teens share photographs theyâ€™ve taken of themselves online, posing with friends or showing off their latest hairstyle.
School report card selfies have yet to go viral. But the Zions Bank Pays for Aâ€™s program might change that with Mountain View Middle School students like Cassie McDaniel, who won a $100 scholarship savings account in the programâ€™s spring drawing.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Mini Mermaid Running Club (MMRC) started practicing two weeks ago. This club is only for girls.
These elementary girls are preparing to run in Tommy Vaughn's 5K run in May.
"MMRC focus on teaching girls to realize their full potential," said coach Josie Dye. "We use games, journal activities, team building and strength training. It's fun stuff."
The girls are taught the tools necessary to be strong and confident, and to see these things inside themselves. Each practice/lesson is aimed at helping every girl to see how amazing she is, regardless of her circumstances.
POCATELLO (AP) â€” Faced with a growing population over the age of 60, the Area Agency on Aging for Southeast Idaho is struggling to provide services with a limited budget.
"We concentrate on those most vulnerable among us, and there are plenty out there," said Agency on Aging director Sister Anthony Marie Greving.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT ITALIAN LEADER, OBAMA WILL DISCUSS
Matteo Renzi and the U.S. president will be comparing notes on a range of issues, including Libya, the migrant issues stemming from the chaos there, Islamic State militants and Ukraine. UNITED STATES-ITALY
2. FIVE YEARS AFTER SPILL, GULF IS SCARRED
Scientists say there are lingering problems that affect the marine ecosystem half a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
3. WHO IS MULLING A CUBAN DETOUR
â€¨By MELISSA D'ARABIAN
No meat says spring quite like lamb. When I lived in France, the seasonality of meats such as lamb was celebrated. Rarely have I tasted lamb so mild and sweet as the first cuts of spring lamb from the South of France.
BLACKFOOT â€” The administrators at the Bingham County Senior Citizen Center showed their appreciation for the time and energy volunteers put in by serving dinner to them on Friday.
"We wanted to show our thanks to our volunteers so we are serving them a prime rib dinner," said spokeswoman Cara Fitzgerald.
Center personnel expected a hundred volunteers to show up for the dinner. People who helped in meal delivery, host and hostesses, office help and the exercise program were in attendance.
Volunteers for the senior center donate many hours to see the smiles of those they are helping.
World War II veteran Darwin Young of Blackfoot will speak at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the main building at the Blackfoot Airport. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is sponsoring this event. The public is welcome.
ABERDEEN â€” Seven young ladies will compete for the Aberdeen Distinguished Young Women medallion beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium. Tickets can be purchased for $8 at the door.
The winner will represent Aberdeen in the state program.