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Pet talk: Dealing with fleas and ticks

May 21, 2015

Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Stories can be viewed on the Web at
Summer’s long, warm days make for perfect outdoor playtime for the whole family, especially our pets. However, with this abundance of outdoor activity comes an increased risk for our pets to carry fleas and ticks into our homes. Not only are these pests a nuisance, but they can also bring with them a variety of diseases harmful to both humans and animals. 

VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"

May 21, 2015

Weekend calendar

May 20, 2015

Saturday, may 23
• Dessert auction fundraiser at the Elks Lodge at 7 p.m. Chocolate Buffet:$5 Sweets Buffet:$5. Desserts will be auctioned all night.
• Snake River High School Greenhouse is open from 12-4 p.m. On sale are flowers and vegetables started and grown by Snake River High School students.

Monday, may 25
• Memorial day BBQ at Gem Village Assisted Living from 12-2 p.m. $5 a plate. There will be a bouncy house for kids.

Professor marks 100th birthday at Brooklyn Law School

May 20, 2015

Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — When Brooklyn Law School professors and alumni refer to an "institution," they might very well be talking about Professor Joseph Crea.

He's taught generations of students over more than six decades, instilling legal precepts along with some pithy tenets of his own, such as "Never drop your briefcase and run."

Vote today

May 19, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for trustee positions in Snake River, Firth and Shelley school districts and for a Groveland Water & Sewer board member position.
Electors should go to their regular voting places. Same day registration is available at each poll. Electors must reside in the zone with the contested election to qualify to vote.
In the Snake River School District, incumbent Walter (Wally) Aldous is in a three-way race with Sally Nelson and Carol Hepworth in Zone 2.
Incumbent Bill Martin faces Bryce Harper in Zone 3.

Photo of the week

May 19, 2015

Morning News — Leslie Mielke
Sydney Murdock from Groveland Elementary carries a sponge on her head as part of one of the relays during DARE Day on Wednesday at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.

Accident off Exit 93 on Interstate 15

May 18, 2015

A one vehicle accident occurred this morning off of Exit 93 towards I.F. There are no reported injuries. More information to come.

Coming up this week

May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18
• Blackfoot D55 Retiring Teachers at 3 p.m. at the BPAC. The teachers and employees of the year from each building will also be recognized.

Tuesday, May 19
• Greater Blackfoot Association of Realtors Blood Drive at 1650 Highland Drive at the Blackfoot Idaho Stake Center Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule your appointment or for more information contact Tami Fairchild (208) 681-6646.
• Shelley High School graduation at 7 p.m. in the SHS gymnasium.

HBO looking for Shoshone man

May 17, 2015

FORT HALL — A television production company is seeking a Shoshone man interested in acting for a role in the HBO miniseries "Lewis & Clark."
According to a press release sent by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Rene Haynes Casting is asking interested individuals to send an audition tape. They can send their contact information to no later than May 20 to receive taping instructions.
The role is that of Cameahwait, the 30-year-old brother of Sacagawea.

Gooding doctor a pioneer in addiction treatment

May 17, 2015

GOODING (AP) — Treating addiction was sometimes as simple as holding someone's hand as their body convulsed from withdrawals.
This is how Dr. Douglas Smith helped detoxify alcoholics at the Salvation Army in Pasadena, Calif., in 1968. At the time, Smith was completing his internal medicine residency.
This type of detoxification was called "social detox." The withdrawal is tough, and severe cases required admitting the person to a hospital.

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