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Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

October 30, 2014

GATES, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.
Police in the town of Gates tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that 26-year-old Catherine Butler, of Rochester, was arrested around 2 a.m. Saturday when an officer spotted her driving without her headlights on.
She was taken to the police department, where a friend picked her up.

Senior Center celebrates birthday

October 29, 2014

The Blackfoot Senior Citizens' Center was filled as people celebrated the facility's 45th birthday.
"This is how we would like to see the Senior Center always—filled with people," said one volunteer.
"One hundred ten people signed in," said Pam Beus, director of the Blackfoot Senior Citizens' Center. "It's a good turnout; you just never know what will happen when you plan something like this."
"I like the Senior Citizens' Center because it's an inexpensive lunch," said Kelly Byers. "I can become a member of the center on Saturday, Nov. 1, when I turn 60."

Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area 


October 29, 2014

(AP) — Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals.
If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service eliminates protections, it would open the door to limited hunting in the Yellowstone region of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
At least 757 bears inhabit the region, although researchers say that's a highly conservative figure.

Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested

October 29, 2014

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested.
Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying had to chisel away much of the chimney and lubricate it with dish soap Sunday to free 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa.
The Ventura County Star reports she was arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and giving false information to police.
Police say Nunez-Figueroa knows the owner of the home in Thousand Oaks, who wasn't there. They wouldn't elaborate.

CDT resumes weekly dinners

October 28, 2014

Men, women and children of all ages filed into Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church in Blackfoot on Tuesday evening to enjoy the company of one another and a hot meal as the Community Dinner Table (CDT) hosted its first dinner of the season. This marks the seventh year that the CDT has hosted the Tuesday night dinners at the church to help fight hunger and loneliness in the community.

Drunken Santa zombie enters St. Paul home

October 28, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie, terrifying a 16-year-old girl who locked herself in a bathroom.
St. Paul police said Monday the University of St. Thomas student was cited for trespassing and taken to a detoxification center Saturday. Police found him asleep in the house hours after a Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis.

BPAC to offer discount tickets

October 28, 2014

Starting with the performance of the Presidio Brass band on Nov. 8, the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center will be offering discount tickets starting as low as $5 per seat.
Programming director Susan Mann said the lower ticket prices are in response to the community's request for lower ticket prices and to increase attendance at the shows.
"So many people have come to me and said 'they would bring more of their family members to the shows if the ticket prices were lower.' We are responding to the community's request."

Man sends newspaper check years after rack thefts

October 27, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a U.S. Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.
Bernard Schermerhorn says he's followed the rules for most of his 73 years, but caved to peer pressure as a teenager and went along with a friend's scheme to steal several racks from The Ledger.
In a Sept. 30 letter to the newspaper, Schermerhorn says they took a handful of change and then dumped the racks.

Lots of root beer sold at Elmer’s

October 27, 2014

BLACKFOOT – Interested in taking a quick trip across the United States? Check out the variety of root beers and sodas offered for sale at Elmer’s, 223 NW Main St. in Blackfoot.
Interested in a Halloween surprise? Sample these sodas—Bug Barf, Kittle Piddle and Brain Wash.
“Elmer’s offers the largest selection of root beers and other sodas in the state of Idaho,” said Todd and Elesha (Paulsen) Denson, managers of Elmer’s. (Elesha is the granddaughter of Elmer and Lucile Stecklein, owners of Elmer’s.)

Motto engraved on library gets lost in translation

October 26, 2014

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Latin motto engraved on the wall of a new library in southern New Jersey got lost in translation.
Officials had thought the phrase "Nos Secundus Coniecto Omnia" meant "we confirm all things twice." But it actually means "we second-guess all."
Moorestown architect Rick Ragan tells the Burlington County Times he learned of the problem from residents who translated it online.
Ragan says he'll pay a stone cutter to change the phrase to "We encourage all." He'll also have the Roman numerals fixed to reflect the proper year.

 

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