October 6th, 2010
BLACKFOOT â€” Hundreds of people attended the eighth annual Stone Soup contest, with all the proceeds benefiting the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency.
Fourteen businesses or organizations entered the soup contest. Those testing and judging the soups had a wide variety to choose from including chicken noodle, Italian chicken chili and coconut curry chickpea chowder.
Rupe's Burgers placed first with its cream of asparagus soup; Bingham Memorial Hospital took second place for its spinach and artichoke soup; and ReMax Preferred Properties won third place with its taco soup.
BLACKFOOT â€” There was a lot riding on the Blackfoot Lady Bronco soccer squads game with Madison on Tuesday afternoon.
A win would all but guarantee a second seed and more importantly a first round bye in the upcoming district tournament.
On top of that was the fact that Blackfoot was celebrating the contributions of 5 seniors and nobody wants to leave the home field as a senior with a loss.
Blackfoot responded like champions on Tuesday, sweeping aside the pressure to perform and a caution to the wind second half effort by the Lady Cats' for a 2-1 victory.
FORT HALL â€” Monday, Jana Hebdon, Winger's general manager in Blackfoot, presented 18 dictionaries to Fred Anderson, a second grade teacher at Fort Hall Elementary. The dictionaries are entitled "My First Dictionary."
"I was so impressed with how caring and how passionate Fred Anderson was about the students in his classroom," Hebdon said.
"You're awesome," she said to Anderson.
"We picked up the dictionaries as we could find them," Hebdon said.
The dictionaries were collected during the 2009-2010 school year, however, a date for the presentation could not be arranged until Monday.
Carole Coffman, 74, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at her home. Services are pending and will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Soup's on from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mountain View Middle School, 645 Mitchell Lane, Blackfoot.
This is the eighth annual Stone Soup contest, sponsored by the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA).
Prepaid tickets cost $5 for each individual or $20 for each family. Tickets purchased at the door on the night of the contest cost $7 for each individual or $25 per family. Donations are also tax deductible. Proceeds benefit SEICAA.
So far, 14 soups will be served to tempt each person's palette.
BLACKFOOT â€” For his volunteer service with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), former Blackfoot Mayor Scott Reese received a "Secretary of Defense for Outstanding Public Service" award recently.
This is the second highest award given by the U. S. Department of Defense to a non-federal employee. It was presented to Reese on Friday, Sept. 24, in Washington, D. C. Reese and seven other people received the award.
Reese has been a volunteer with the ESGR for almost 11 years. For the past six years, he served as the Idaho State Chairman for the organization.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â With a new dress code policy, budget cuts, and high expectations what are students at Mountain View Middle School supposed to do? On Friday that answer was celebrate and have fun!
It is principal Brian Kress' first year at the helm of MVMS. He says that when the 2010-2011 school year started he knew he was asking and expecting a lot from his students. A recent review of the student body's overall performance pleased Kress and he decided it warranted a reward.
Jean Tucker Smith, 89, of Moreland passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at her home.
Jean was born May 18, 1921, to Henry Roscoe and Ruth Siddoway Tucker in Teton City.Â She was reared in the Teton City area, attending area schools, and graduated from Madison High School.Â
POCATELLO â€” The Southeastern District Health Department hosted the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteer Annual Meeting to acknowledge National Preparedness Month.
The keynote speaker for the meeting was Dr. Ralph Heckard. Heckard, a Blackfoot primary care physician, spent two weeks providing healthcare in Haiti following a devastating earthquake on Jan. 12. He has since been to Haiti eight additional times to provide medical care.
BLACKFOOT â€” Tonight's homecoming dance at Blackfoot High School will be a happy occasion as the Blackfoot football team swatted the Bonneville Bees 28-12 on the grid iron Friday night.
"We try to stay real focused in practice no matter who we are playing and that is what it's all about," Blackfoot head coach Stan Buck said. "You practice hard and know who your responsibilities are and things like that and carry it over into the game."