May 1st, 2015
In just two short weeks, Reveille VIII, the beloved Texas A&M mascot, will retire to the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Scienceâ€™s Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center, where she will continue to be cared for and pampered by its doting students, staff, and faculty.
Reveille VIII, who has charmed thousands of Aggies and many others during her reign of seven years, is set to retire to the Stevenson Center on May 9, when Reveille IX will officially assume her new duties. Â
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot golf team finished second in the 4A Regional Tournament on Thursday at the Blackfoot Golf Course. For more on the event pick up Friday's Morning News or visit the e-edition.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Registration deadline for Bingham's got Talent is Friday, May 8. Registration forms can be picked up at Music and Families, Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church and online at www.jasonleemumc.org. Individuals, groups and all talents welcome. For more information, call 785-3183. The talent show will be Saturday, May 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a concert by Lyle Albertson and his Strait Country Band.
Friday, may 1
â€¢ The Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation will be performing at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center to support a new Shoshone-Bannock Wellness Center & Sports Complex on the Fort Hall Reservation. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are in-advance and are $18 for general seating or $22 for preferred seating. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shobanwcsc.yapsody.com/, at the Timbee Hall gym in Fort Hall or by calling the recreation department at 208-478-3770.
Saturday, may 2
BLACKFOOT â€” Blackfoot High School made history and received a prestigious award at the â€˜We the Peopleâ€™ 2015 National Finals in Washington, DC on Monday. The team received the Region Award for the Western States, which implies a mational ranking in the Top 15. This is the highest award ever received by an Idaho school in the 27- year history of the national competition. The award was given to the entire team; reflecting exceptional performances by all 6 units of the team.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” A prestigious award from the Brooklyn Museum honors women who have made outstanding contributions in their fields.
This year's surprise honoree is ... Miss Piggy.
The Muppets character joins a distinguished list of recipients of the Sackler Center First Awards. They include theater director Julie Taymor and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
The Daily Beast recently called Miss Piggy "The Gloria Steinem of the Muppet World." She will be interviewed at the June 4 ceremony by the feminist herself.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos defeated the Rigby Trojans 7-5 on Tuesday. For more on the game visit the e-edition or pick up Wednesday's Morning News.
Blackfoot High School made history On Monday April 27, and received a prestigious award at the â€˜We the Peopleâ€™ 2015 National Finals in Washington, DC. The team received the Region Award for the Western States, which implies a National ranking in the Top 15. This is the highest award ever received by an Idaho School in the 27 year history of the national competition. The award was given to the entire team; reflecting exceptional performances by all 6 units of team. This is a very significant award for any school in the United States!
This is a view from the weather balloon launched from the Snake River High School football field on Thursday. The balloon climbed to around 80,000 feet and saw temperatures at or below -40F, said Cody Marshall who organized this project. Total flight time was about 2.5 hours from around 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. MDT. If interested, the balloon path can be seen online at aprs.fi and type in the call sign, K7BYI-6. This project was supported by the Snake River School/Community Library through a STEM Makerspaces grant from the Idaho Commission for Libraries.