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October 2nd, 2014

Cancer patient has positive attitude

October 3, 2014

If you need a lift in your life, talk to cancer patient Deserae Jones of Blackfoot.
Asked what advice she would give others, Jones said, "Attitude is everything.
"I'm around a lot of cancer patients," she said. "Some are happy; some are negative.
"You need to accept the situation and move on," Jones said. "The key is a positive attitude."
Last May, Jones discovered a "weird lump" while washing. That discovery was made on a Friday. She went to a doctor the following Monday, had a mammogram on Wednesday and was told she had cancer on Saturday.

Lady Panthers cruise past Teton

October 2, 2014

THOMAS — If there was any downside to the Lady Panthers win over Marsh Valley on Tuesday it was the service game.
Snake River did not serve well the entire match and that allowed the Eagles to stay in the match a little longer than many in attendance thought.
Thursday, the Lady Panthers welcomed Teton to Thomas and from the opening serve the Panthers had fixed their issues from two days prior.
The Panthers serving was the key to match as in each set a big run set up by strong serves.
Snake River won the match in straight sets 25-14, 25-13, 25-13 at Snake River High School Thursday night.

Braden Stanton Rock, 15,

October 2, 2014

Braden Stanton Rock, 15, of Wake Forest, passed away on Monday Sept. 29, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on his way to school after leaving a church-sponsored youth scripture study group he attended daily.
He was born in Bingham County, Idaho, and was currently a sophomore at Heritage High School. Braden was a very driven young man. With him, it was go hard or go home. A straight-A student, he was a perfectionist by nature, and he loved to go the extra mile and do whatever it took to stand out and make sure his work was the best it could possibly be.  

October 1st

Brake for Breakfast well attended

October 2, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Employees at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) started handing out breakfast to the motorists at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Three thousand five hundred breakfasts were handed out. By about quarter to nine, all the breakfasts had been distributed and the tables were being taken down.
The hospital had ordered 500 more breakfasts this year than last.
"It gets bigger every year," said Paul Kotter, director of Public Relations and Marketing at BMH.

Lady Broncos drop a pair of matches to Rigby and Hillcrest

October 1, 2014

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Broncos tri-match with district foe Rigby and Hillcrest was delayed by a half hour Wednesday afternoon when the officials had a miscommunication and showed up late.
During the delay the Broncos and Rigby warmed up and got ready for the match.
The extra warm-up time was not a good thing for the Broncos as the fell to the Trojans in straight sets and later in the night lost to Hillcrest in two sets.
"We did not play well at all," Blackfoot head coach Mindy Baldwin said of the Rigby match. "I don't know what I have to do to get them up for a big match."

September 30th

Preston spoils senior day for Lady Broncos with 3-1 victory

October 1, 2014

BLACKFOOT — With the district standings starting to sort themselves out and the district tournament less than two weeks away, the Blackfoot Lady Broncos were looking for momentum heading into the season final three games.
Tuesday's game with Preston was also senior day for the Lady Broncos four seniors, but the second seeded Indians spoiled the final home game for the Broncos in 2014.
Preston's Chole Hendrickson scored a hat trick to pace the Indians to a 3-1 win on Tuesday afternoon at Blackfoot High School.

District begins Smart Snack program

October 1, 2014

Blackfoot School District has officially implemented the United States Department of Agriculture's "Smart Snack" program which means big changes in what students can buy from vending machines, school stores, a la carte, snack carts and even school fundraisers.
The donuts, cookies, chocolate bars, fruit flavored candies and sugary sodas that once easily accessible in vending machines and school stores will soon be completely replaced with healthier options such as nuts, light popcorn, low fat tortilla chips, granola bars, fruit cups, water, fruit juice and diet drinks.

September 29th

Begin voting for teacher's dream on Wednesday

September 30, 2014

Voting opens on Wednesday to determine the five national winners in Farmers Insurance "Dream Big Teacher Challenge."
Stoddard first grade teacher Melissa Hunt is one of 15 national finalists in this challenge.
The teacher and the project with most email votes in each zone will be the winner.
Each email address can vote one each day, seven days a week at the website— Participants must be 18 years old to vote.
The contest ends Nov. 30.
Hunt is competing against two other teachers in Zone 1—one teacher in Montana and another in Washington.

Man raised $55K for potato salad

September 29, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a huge public party Saturday that promised "peace, love and potato salad."
PotatoStock 2014 was held in downtown Columbus and featured bands, food trucks, beer vendors and, yes, plenty of potato salad. With more than 3,000 pounds of potatoes, the charity-minded party was open to people of all ages.

Local family needs help

September 29, 2014

BLACKFOOT — (BACK ROW) Margie Baird, Daniza Llanos, Celina Vera, Patty Ojeda, Monica K. Nevarez, Maribel Priest (FRONT ROW) Maddy Baird, Patty Mares, and Maria Mares were some of the 60-70 at a Zumba fundraiser on Friday night. The group gathered to raise money for the family of Esperanza Vera who was battling cirrhosis of the liver and passed on Sept. 25, 2014. The group raised $542 Friday. The family needs help coming up with the money to pay for funeral costs.


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