March 21st, 2011
THOMAS â€”Â Visual arts influence everything, said Snake River High School art teacher Jason Coles. For example, engineers design how a car moves but an artist designs what the car looks like. The same goes for shoes and shoelaces.
"People don't think of the influence of visual arts," Coles said.
Coles' favorite art medium is oil.
"There's something about taking a blank piece of paper or canvas and creating something," Coles said.
"I think it's important for my students to see me enjoying working on art," he said. "Hopefully, it inspires them.
By BOB HUDSON
BLACKFOOT â€” Members of the Blackfoot 11th LDS Ward will present their Second Annual English Pantomime tonight through Saturday at their chapel, 520 North Shilling. The public is welcome. Admission is free although they will seek donations for Haiti Relief during intermission.
The evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Saturday's show will be a 1:30 p.m. matinee.
"The English take a fairy tale and take poetic license," producer Mike Pope said of the performance. "They make it as fun as they can.
Tonia Bingham, 96 of Blackfoot died March 19, 2011, at the Skilled Nursing Center in Blackfoot.
She was born Nov. 24, 1914 in Zapotiltic, Jalisco, Mexico, the daughter of Agapito and Petra Horta CortÃ©s.
Tonia was raised and educated in Mexico. She attended business college in Guadalajara and worked as a bilingual secretary for a legal firm, a mining company and the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Tonia married J. Paul Bingham on Sept. 23, 1946, in MazatlÃ¡n, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Neal Powell, 76, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at his home.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
The family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
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James Zundel, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot
The family will meet with friends Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho 83221. Burial will follow at the Norton Cemetery in McCammon,
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Franklin J. Colson, 80, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at South Davis Hospital in Bountiful, Utah.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Riverside 2nd LDS Ward.
The family will meet with friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
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Randy L. Snell, 55, of Riverside passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Services are pending and will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
BOISE â€” Blackfoot High School (BHS) senior Mitchell Jensen is working as a page in the Idaho Senate. He has been spending his weekdays in Boise since Feb. 17.
"I'll be here until "sine die," Jensen said. ("Sine die" is when the proceedings have been adjourned with no appointed date for resumption.)
Two groups of six students work as pages for six weeks in the Idaho Senate during the legislative session. The Legislature normally lasts about 12 weeks.
There are 35 senators in Idaho; one senator represents each district.
BLACKFOOT â€” Kyra Babcock won the title of Blackfoot's 2011-2012 Distinguished Young Woman over a field of 16 other beautiful and gifted competitors Saturday night at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.
The 17 Blackfoot High School juniors competed in the areas of scholastics, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression. Each category was judged with the following criteria:
Â· Scholastic-20 percent
Â· Interview-25 percent
Â· Talent-25 percent
Â· Fitness-15 percent
Â· Self-expression-15 percent
THOMAS â€” The season opener for the Snake River baseball team went about as good as one could have expected on Friday afternoon.
Squaring off with 6th district Teton, the Panthers got solid pitching, even better defense and more than enough hits in a 9-2 win.
"First time out I think that we played good and really it was just good to get out on the field," Snake River head coach James Carter said. "We had some kids make some great defensive plays. Cody Dean made some great plays at third and all in all it was a great way to start."