April 7th, 2011
POCATELLO â€” A local doctor has implanted the first and only MRI- compatible pacemaker device into two patients, just two months after the device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Benjamin Call, a cardiologist at Pocatello Cardiology at Portneuf Medical Center, inserted the Medtronic, Revo MRI SureScan pacing system into a patient younger than 35 and a patient in their 50s. It is the first pacemaker in the U.S. specifically designed for use in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment.
THOMAS â€”Â The Twin Buttes LIons Club honored its members Thursday evening. The awards ceremony took place in the Snake River High School cafeteria.
The Twin Buttes Lions club members raised $1,100 that went to help pay for chairs in the new cafeteria.
Club members Duane Jensen, Alden and Glenna Hale each received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award. This award recognizes extraordinary service to the community and club.
The award is named after the Lions Club founder Melvin Jones, who chartered the first Lions Club in 1917 in Chicago.
BLACKFOOT â€” An increase in the need for emergency food boxes has severely depleted the supply of dry foods in the food bank at the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency in Blackfoot.
Bingham County Program Coordinator Bobette Jackson said they are in dire need of dry foods such as cereals, pastas, rice, beans, pancake or muffin mix and items such as Hamburger Helper, ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese. They will also accept cash donations to purchase food.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos returned to the diamond on Wednesday afternoon, welcoming conference foe Rigby to town for a double-dip between the two schools.
At the end of a long afternoon, the Broncos found themselves on the right end of a sweep, winning game one 7-1 and then the nightcap 12-6.
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Scott Campfield, 41, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
REXBURG â€” VaLayne Weeks, 57, of Rexburg, passed into our Fatherâ€™s loving arms on April 5, 2011, at Madison Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 2, 1953 in Pocatello to Don and Elaine Mangum.
A beloved wife, mother of 11, grammie of 23, sister, daughter and friend, she was a â€śgroupieâ€ť and loved spending time with everyone in her large family! She loved life and was a very positive and happy person. She had a heart of Gold and shared it with everyone she met.
FIRTH â€” Students across the state of Idaho will meet today through Saturday to compete in STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) as part of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state competition.
From Firth High School, 12 FCCLA members will compete in nine STAR event areas. Stephanie Lathrop is a candidate for state office.
Firth FCCLA advisor Janice Anthony has taken teams to state competition for 22 years.
"What I like about STAR events is the growth I see in the students," Anthony said. "This competition challenges them; it makes them grow.
BLACKFOOT â€” The second annual Bingham's Got Talent will be Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. Admission will be $3 at the door.
The date and time were incorrectly printed in Wednesday's Chamber Update inserted into the Morning News.
Bingham's Got Talent is a fundraiser by the Angels Among Us Relay for Life team. All proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society.
BLACKFOOT â€” Water will begin filling the lake at Jensen Grove this weekend and city officials are hoping improvements at the park will attract more people to the area.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue said they have waited to fill the lake until additional dock anchors were installed and a retaining wall to secure the shoreline near the amphitheater was complete. The new docks, to be located between the boat ramp and the amphitheater, will be installed this week. The retaining wall was finished in March.
Edward Allen Harrison, 89, of Aberdeen passed away Monday, April 4, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Blackfoot.Â
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Aberdeen LDS Church.
Family will meet with friends from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church.
Arrangements are under the care of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.