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April 2nd, 2015
FIRTH â€“ 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.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Easter Egg Hunts are sponsored throughout Bingham County on Saturday, April 4.
Times are locations are:
Â° 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.
Â° 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.
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.
BLACKFOOT â€” 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.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) â€” 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.
Distinguished dudes will be held Friday night at 7 p.m. at the BPAC. Tickets will be $5 per person at the door.
Distinguished dudes is a fundraiser for the Distinguished Young Women program. This year their will be 13 contenders vying for the Distinguished dude. Last years winner was Benji Bigler.
An Ashton man was cited for unsafe equipment following an accident on Interstate 15 just north of Blackfoot on Tuesday.
According to the Idaho State Police, Joseph Pilgrim, 19, was northbound in a Ford pickup towing a trailer. His trailer came unhooked and struck a northbound semi tractor-trailer being driven by Warren Jones, 53, of Pennsylvania.
The trailer came to rest in the northbound lanes. Officers closed down the road in the area of milepost 96 for approximately one hour to remove the vehicles and clean up debris. Neither driver was injured and both were wearing seatbelts.
BLACKFOOT â€”The Community Dinner Table (CDT) will serve its last meal of the season this evening from 5-6:30 p.m. at Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church.
This last supper will be prepared and served by the Blackfoot Rotary Club and will conclude the CDT's seventh season of feeding those in the community who are hungry and lonely.
Morning News â€“ Leslie Mielke
The top three contenders at the Snake River Distinguished Young Women program salute the audience. From left are First Alternate Natalie Henicksman, SR DYW Joslyn Phillips, and Second Alternate Rylee Miller.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) â€” The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn't stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin.
Miss March, who's 88, wears a green top hat and not much else in the calendar from Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living, and the centerfolds are two women in their 90s who seem to be playing poker with strategically placed oversize cards.
Flip to February and you'll see a smiling, white-haired Dottie Rutter soaking in a bubble bath and flower petals, with chocolates and lingerie nearby.