October 15th, 2010
BLACKFOOT â€” Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) students honored their principals Thursday as part of National Principals Month.
The idea came from the Snake River Junior High, Bonnie Harwood, student council advisor said.
The morning announcement at MVMS declared, â€śWeâ€™re sending our principals to the tropics; please make it like paradise for them.â€ť
In the morning, students greeted the principals with leis, lounge chairs and orange-pineapple drinks.
BLACKFOOT â€” Gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred stopped in Blackfoot Thursday to meet supporters and to answer questions from concerned citizens.
The Democratic candidate drew approximately 100 peopleâ€”from staunch supporters to skepticsâ€”to a meet and greet event Thursday evening.
Allred, who believes in a government by and for the people and not for special interest, said his two priorities are education and reducing the tax burden for Idahoans.
BLACKFOOT â€” Basic American Foods is providing a new benefit for employees â€” free healthcare.
A new health clinic located at the Blackfoot Basic American facility, will provide employees and their families with free office visits, free laboratory tests and free prescriptions. There are approximately 450 employees at Basic American in Blackfoot.
â€śOur main goal is to keep employees healthy,â€ť Human Resources Manager Ken Carrol said.
ABERDEEN - A quintet of Lady Tiger spikers suited up for the final time in front of the home crowd and despite a spirited rally from two sets down, fell to the visiting Lady Dragons of Malad in five sets, 25-15, 25-20, 23-25, 23-25 and 15-11.
"We proved once again that we can play with anyone in our district," said Coach Melanie Beck. "We just need to put it all together at one time and we could beat some of these teams that have edged us of late."
SHELLEY â€” The big, bad Madison Bobcats came calling at Shelley High School on Thursday evening, spoiling the senior night of a trio of Russets with a 3-0 sweep 25-14, 25-16 and 26-24.
After a pre-match ceremony honoring Abigail Shaw, Michelle Fowler and Katelyn Kidman the Bobcats showed their collective muscle, powering their way to fairly easy wins in the first two games.
FIRTH â€”The Firth Cougars bid a fond farewell to four seniors before Wednesday evening's showdown with the first place West Jefferson Panthers. After a hear warming pre match ceremony honoring Emily Fielding, Kelsie Oliver, Brooke Chapman and Shannon Spencer the visitors disrupted the proceedings with a 3-0 shut out of the Cougars.
"I hope that these seniors continue to have big dreams and the courage to go after them," Firth head coach Carla Reeves said. "I was especially proud of Kelsie Oliver tonight. She just went out there and played her heart out."
IDAHO FALLS â€” Trailing by one goal to the Bonneville Lady Bees, Blackfoot put on a last rush in a valiant effort to tie the game. In the last 5 minutes of play the Lady Broncos peppered the Bonneville goal, only to see the ball carom harmlessly away on as many as five occasions, leading to a hard fought, yet disappointing 3-2 season ending loss.
By MELANIE MOORE
SHELLEY â€” Starla Thompson was just 39 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, seven years later, she is free and clear of the deadly disease.
Thompson found a lump in her breast, but hesitated to have it checked. Three months later, in May of 2003, she again found the the lumpâ€”this time it was larger.
"I decided 'I can't just ignore this anymore,'" Thompson said.
Thompson scheduled an appointment at the Blackfoot Medical Center. Shortly after her exam, she had a mammogram and biopsy. It was cancer.
IDAHO FALLS â€” After a 9-1 conference record and a first place finish in the regular season the Blackfoot Broncos looked poised for a deep run through the post season. That is why they continue to play the games however as the Broncos were upset for the second straight day, this time 4-2 at the hands of the Madison Bobcats.
THOMAS â€” The top two teams in the 3A fifth district collided at Snake River High School and after the dust had settled, Snake River emerged triumphant after a five game thriller 20-25, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20 and 15-6.
"I think that we just had to get the jitters out to start," Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said. "We are mentally strong, we have a lot of experience and we just fought through it tonight."
After dropping the first two games Snake River roared back to life in the third game behind the very vocal, loud support of the home crowd.