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Vipers Bugloss (Echium vulgare) is a winter annual or biennial, native to southern Europe. It was introduced into the U.S. as an ornamental. It inhabits grasslands, pastures, roadsides, and disturbed sites. Its presence reduces forage quality and can be toxic to horses and pigs.

Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) is an annual aquatic plant that is native to Eurasia. It was introduced into the U.S. as an ornamental, but then escaped. It can form thick masses of vegetation in slow-moving bodies of water. Its presence can change aquatic habitat, remove available oxygen, and…

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These are the Coloring book winners we ran out of room for in Season’s greetings.

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November 26th ended up being a lovely day. After several years, the Center theater offered a free movie, “The Grinch,” in an old standing tradition brought back. Afterward, families moved to the Bear Lake Montpelier Chamber building. In another Montpelier tradition, Santa Claus arrived on th…

On November 19, the Bear Lake High Lakettes traveled to Burley for The River Rampage dance competition, where they placed 2nd in both Military and Hip-Hop. Nine teams across the state, ranging from 2A to 5A schools attended.

(StatePoint) American families have a special opportunity right now to make an impact. Now more than ever, as we experience a global pandemic, and have a renewed focus on social justice and environmental challenges, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and advance causes your fa…

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The Sharp Shooters Camera Club held its November meeting a week early because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Dean and Christine Lake showed photos of their recent trip to Iceland. There will be no meeting in December, so the next meeting will be January 26, 2022.

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Kim Hulme of Montpelier accompanied a group of her piano and vocal students, along with a few of their friends, when they presented an outstanding vocal and instrumental concert as part of the ongoing Paris Tabernacle concert series on Friday night November 12.

Introducing the program, Kim said that the young people, who live in the Bear Lake Valley, began singing together in sacrament meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They have also sung in school functions and at the Bear Lake County Fair. This was their first performance in the Paris Tabernacle.

“These kids are wonderful young people,” Kim said. “They believe in what they’re singing.”

Kim’s students are Elise Kelsey, Elli Kelsey, Jazlyn Farmer, Lexie Farmer, Emma Farmer, Lily Sharp, Emmie Sharp, Hattie Mattson, Tayli Jaskowski, Lucy Hulme, Oraelia Vickers, Carter Turner, Porter Collins, Stockton Hansen, and Josh Walker. The whole group sang four numbers, “Let It Be,” “Come and See,” “Restored,” and “Thankful,” which included a violin obligato by Macey Mattson.

Smaller groups sang “Make Your Own Kind of Music,” with Elise Kelsey and Lily Sharp as soloists, and “Hallelujah.”

Tayli Jaskowski performed a guitar and vocal solo.

Kim complemented Elise Kelsey and Jazlyn Farmer on their piano solos by saying that they had mastered some complicated compositions. Elise played a medley of “Love Story” and “Viva La Vida,” and Jazlyn played “McDowell Praeludium.”

Jazlyn and Lexie Farmer sang a duet of “Over the Rainbow.”

Hattie and Macey Mattson performed a violin duet of “How Great Thou Art.

A vocal trio, Emmie Sharp, Lily Sharp, and Elise Kelsey, sang a medley of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and “If You Could Hie to Kolob.”

Kim introduced Stockton Hansen, Porter Collins, Josh Walker, and Carter Turner as the best young male quartet she’s heard. They sang “Guide Me to Thee,” and Carter Turner was the soloist.

“It’s a challenge getting these teens and pre-teens together to practice,” Kim said. “But I’m thrilled to know them. I just love these kids. They are the best.

Policeman’s Helmet (Impatiens glandulifera) is herbaceous annual native to Asia that was introduced into the U.S. as an ornamental. It invades areas with high soil moisture including riparian areas, ditch banks, swamps, roadsides, and other moist areas.

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For this month of November, the teacher is Mrs. Early! Mrs. Early was born on October 8th into a family with 6 siblings. She has 3 kids of her own, the oldest is Modoc, then Titan, and the youngest is Stella. She has taught at BLMS for 2 years but has taught for 12 years overall. Mrs. Early …

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Parrotfeather Milfoil (Myriophyllum aquaticum) is an aquatic perennial, native to South America. It was likely introduced as an aquarium plant that then escaped. It invades slow moving shallow bodies of water. It can form dense monocultures that have been known to dam water and cause flooding.

The tradition is old, but the food is fresh! The Soda Springs Presbyterian Church Annual Harvest Bazaar began eighty years ago in 1941. The traditional turkey dinner will be the only event at the Bazaar this year, due to Covid precautions, and will be served as take-out only, on Saturday, No…

The Bear Lake Senior Center has extended the voting for the pumpkin decorating contest until Wednesday, October 27. Come by and vote.

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The Sharp Shooters Camera Club is holding on-line Zoom meetings until we can meet in person again. The next Zoom meeting will be Wednesday, October 27 at 7 PM by emailed invitation only

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First, everyone, old and young, are encouraged to go to any pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin for the Pumpkin Decorating Contest, decorate it with paint or something other than carving. Then beginning on Wednesday, October 14th bring it to the Senior Center for a week of voting. Each pumpk…

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First, everyone, old and young, are encouraged to go to any pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin for the Pumpkin Decorating Contest, decorate it with paint or something other than carving. Then beginning on Wednesday, October 14th bring it to the Senior Center for a week of voting. Each pumpk…

The Montpelier High School (MHS) classes of 1959 and 1960 joined together for a class reunion in Montpelier on August 28, 2021. The event included a picnic at the Montpelier Stake pavilion at noon followed by a tour of the Montpelier tabernacle. Ross Peterson’s book “Christmas in Montpelier,…

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