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November 14th, 2013
BLACKFOOTâ€” Susan Jensen, founder of Rollin For A Cause, has been successful in achieving her goal of having the Diabetes awareness ribbon printed on the front page of every issue of the Morning News for the month of November a reality.
"It's amazing what you can do if you go through the proper channels and just actually ask for something like this [the ribbon in the paper] to be done. It's amazing," said Jensen.
The month of November is National Diabetes Awareness month and today marks World Diabetes Awareness Day.
BLACKFOOT â€” Three presenters who are part of the 19-member board of Your Health Idaho were at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center to explain the Idaho health exchange to the 22 people present.
"I came mostly for my married children; to learn how it will affect them," said Deanna Lamprecht.
She said she received some answers.
The presenters were Steven Weeg, Todd Bateman and Randy Gardner. Weeg explained the requirements of the insurance. Bateman gave an overview of comparing different insurance plans. Gardner explained how to use the Your Health Idaho website.
free panel presentation on the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (870 S. Fisher St.t) from 7-9 p.m. tonight.Â Idaho Health Insurance Exchange Board Chair Stephen Weeg will give an up-to-the-minute overview of the Exchange.Â Todd Bateman with Regence Blue Shield will address important details to know when evaluating plans and Your Health Idaho Community Outreach representative Randy Gardner will share experiences with the Exchange and how to navigate the process.
Youth volunteers Braden and Tracen Mangum presented the City of Blackfoot with a $1,000 check to be used for improvements at the Blackfoot Animal Shelter at Tuesday's city council meeting. The boys were awarded the scholarship through ABC's Good Morning America for their efforts in project "Save A Pet," a summertime project they did at the Blackfoot Animal Shelter to help get more dogs and cats adopted into good homes.
From 120 to 130 veterans were honored at the Veterans' Day assembly at Firth High School Monday morning.
"It's an honor to see this many veterans come support us," said Stewart Portela, assembly organizer and Firth military history teacher. "I appreciate the veterans and the community helping.
"I think that's the best program we've ever had," he said.
Firth graders at Firth Middle School thanked the veterans by singing, "Thank You Solder!" The choir was accompanied by the Community Orchestra.
Blackfoot businesswoman Lori Marvin has a passion for serving our country's veterans. Through the years Marvin has organized numerous volunteer projects for the betterment of those who have served our country. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed; Marvin is the recipient of the "Elks Veteran Volunteer of the Year" award. This volunteer award is given to one man and one woman in the state whose service to veterans is reflected in projects within their home Elks Lodge and community.
This is the 20th year Firth High School has hosted a Veterans' Day assembly. The event is open to the public.
Veterans and their families are special guests.
The assembly begins at 10 a.m. Monday in the Firth High School gymnasium, 101 N. Park Ave. Prelude music performed by the Community Orchestra at Firth begins at 9:30 a.m. Members of the student organizations Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and the Key Club have planned a meal for the veterans and their families following the assembly.
Blackfoot High School has a new addition. Â On Thursday high school administrators unveiled a new mascot statue: a rearing bronco which stands 10 feet tall.
The bucking bronco statue is the 2013 service project of the Blackfoot Rotary Club. Â
"Our goal is to make our world and our nation and our community better places," said club president David Cannon. Â "This year's service project will rally school spirit, as well as a sense of unity among the community."
Cannon's grandfather was an active member in the Rotarian community until his final years.
BLACKFOOTâ€”While four of Blackfoot's mayoral candidates may be resting this week, for Paul Loomis and Dan Cravens - it's time for a second round.
It's no surprise that the six man mayoral race has resulted in a runoff election between the two candidates with the most votes - from Tuesday's city election. It's a city law that a mayoral candidate receive 50 percent of the votes (plus one) in order to claim the election. Loomis received the most votes of 667, followed by Cravens - who garnered 452 votes. The two will go 'head to head' in a runoff election scheduled for Dec. 3.
Election night featured close elections and some surprises.
Paper ballots were used in the 10 elections across the county.
Blackfoot will have a runoff election in the mayoral race.
Votes totals in the Blackfoot race are:
Â° Paul Loomisâ€”667 votes at 39.282 percent
Â° Dan Cravensâ€”452 votes at 26.62 percent
Â° Rick Biglerâ€”251 votes at 14.782 percent
Â° Carlos Mercadoâ€”171 votes at 10.071 percent
Â° Carlos Martinezâ€”90 votes at 5.3 percent
Â° John Hooblerâ€”65 votes at 3.838 percent