March 14th, 2011
Gregory Lynn Wright, 61, of Pocatello, Idaho passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Services are pending and will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Nina Anderson Mecham, 85, of Pingree, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at The Willows in Blackfoot.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Elizabeth âBettyâ Louise Lewis, 80, of Pocatello, passed away on March 12, 2011 at the Ashley Manor in Chubbuck, Idaho.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2001, at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling in Blackfoot.
The family will meet with friends on Friday evening at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday for an hour prior to services.
Interment will be in the Riverside Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
FORT HALL â The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have adopted a sex offender registration code and will now be registering sex offenders on the reservation.
Next week Oleta Benally, the Tribesâ sex offender registry technician, will begin registering all qualifying sex offenders who work, go to school or reside within the boundaries of the reservation. Benally said visitors to the reservation who plan to stay for more than 72 hours must also register.
BLACKFOOT âÂ Prior to their own program, Blackfoot Distinguished Young Women sponsored the Little Miss day camp at the Blackfoot Community Center Saturday.
Director Ashlee Howell said 86 âlittle missesâ were participating in the event, which featured five different workshops in addition to group activities, and a âBe Your Best Selfâ program presented by the Distinguished Young Women.
âThe Distinguished Young Women plan everything. They get their own supplies and make all of the arrangements,â said Howell. âThey really take on the whole project and they are great with the younger girls.â
THOMAS â Poise has been defined as grace under pressure.
Saturday night, 20 Snake River High School juniors displayed poise as they presented their talents, physical fitness and self-expression during the 2011 Distinguished Young Women (DYW) program at Snake River High School.
Hannah Hansen won this coveted title.
Hansen won a $2,000 scholarship for earning the 2011 Distinguished Young Woman title. In addition, she won $300 for scholastics, $300 for interview, $300 for fitness and $300 for self-expression.
By LESLIE MIELKE
POCATELLO â Two Boy Scouts and a Snake River senior will be honored tonight at the National Wild Turkey Federation local chapter's annual fundraising dinner.
In the past three years, 1,225 hybrid oak and crabapple trees have been planted on the Snake River south of Blackfoot down to Preston, said Ed Bullock, president of the Southeast Idaho National Wild Turkey Federation. Ten Boy Scouts' Eagle projects have also been completed by planting a number of these trees,
BLACKFOOT â A new teacher in Blackfoot has been awarded a classroom start-up grant to help establish her classroom.
Ms. Debbie Steele, a first grade teacher at Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center, has been awarded a grant for $250 from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the stateâs only non-union professional teacher association. The grant will fund the purchase of new reading and science materials to provide students kinesthetic, audio, and visual learning strategies through hands-on experiments and real-life experiences.
BLACKFOOT â Seventy years ago, a group of students began kindergarten at Groveland Elementary School.
On Friday five of those people â three from Idaho, one from Utah and another from Lithuania â got together to enjoy one another's company once again.
"We have known one another for a long time," said Darla Solinsky of Groveland. "We have a lot in common."
"This is more fun that a class reunion because we all came out of the same area," said Joyce Bateman Adams of Orem, Utah. "Groveland was a wonderful place to grow up. We're just drawn to each other. We love each other."
The Morning NewsâMelanie Moore
Last year's Distinguished Dude Beau Hoskins, center, is surrounded by candidates vying for this year's title. Seventeen juniors showcased their fitness, talent and self expression in search of being named Distinguished Dude. The event is a fundraiser for Blackfoot's Distinguished Young Women program, which will be March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.