April 19th, 2015
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT ITALIAN LEADER, OBAMA WILL DISCUSS
Matteo Renzi and the U.S. president will be comparing notes on a range of issues, including Libya, the migrant issues stemming from the chaos there, Islamic State militants and Ukraine. UNITED STATES-ITALY
2. FIVE YEARS AFTER SPILL, GULF IS SCARRED
Scientists say there are lingering problems that affect the marine ecosystem half a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
3. WHO IS MULLING A CUBAN DETOUR
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos took down Sugar-Salem 15-5 in six innings Saturday afternoon. For more on the game pick up Monday's Morning News or visit the e-edition Sunday night.
â€¨By MELISSA D'ARABIAN
No meat says spring quite like lamb. When I lived in France, the seasonality of meats such as lamb was celebrated. Rarely have I tasted lamb so mild and sweet as the first cuts of spring lamb from the South of France.
BLACKFOOT â€” The administrators at the Bingham County Senior Citizen Center showed their appreciation for the time and energy volunteers put in by serving dinner to them on Friday.
"We wanted to show our thanks to our volunteers so we are serving them a prime rib dinner," said spokeswoman Cara Fitzgerald.
Center personnel expected a hundred volunteers to show up for the dinner. People who helped in meal delivery, host and hostesses, office help and the exercise program were in attendance.
Volunteers for the senior center donate many hours to see the smiles of those they are helping.
BLACKFOOT â€” Pacen Hayes threw a two-hiiter to lead Blackfoot to a 7-1 win over Century on Friday. For more on the game pick up Saturday's Morning News or visit the e-edition.
World War II veteran Darwin Young of Blackfoot will speak at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the main building at the Blackfoot Airport. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is sponsoring this event. The public is welcome.
ABERDEEN â€” Seven young ladies will compete for the Aberdeen Distinguished Young Women medallion beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium. Tickets can be purchased for $8 at the door.
The winner will represent Aberdeen in the state program.
FORT HALL â€” The Blackfoot School District Board of Trustees met this month at Fort Hall Elementary. Kathy Malm, Principal of Fort Hall Elementary, gave the yearly update on how Fort Hall Elementary is improving. To begin with she invited two students, Crystal Ariwite, and Alonzo Bighorse, from Blackfoot High School to give a short presentation of their experience of touring seven colleges throughout the country.
"What I learned from the tour," said Alonzo "was that you can find people like you in college."
SHELLEY â€” The Shelley Russets exploded for 19 runs in a 19-0 win over Teton on Thursday. For more on the game pick up Friday's Morning News or visit the e-edition.