March 14th, 2011
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.
Colleen Patricia Rovig, 69, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her family, from complications due to Alzheimer disease.
She was born May 30, 1941. in Blackfoot to Charles Faye Kelley and Orpha Louella Dowdle.
She married Howard E. Rovig on Sept. 27, 1957.Â They had four children, Steve, Kellie, Nicole and Greg.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and sharing her knowledge of Jehovah, God.
Larry J. Young, 62, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Larry was born Dec. 13, 1948, in Rexburg to Melvin J. Young and Gayle Evelyn Nave.Â He lived his early years in Idaho Falls until he moved to Blackfoot where he attended junior high and high school.Â He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1968.Â