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Sunday, September 21, 2014
This month marks the 200th anniversary of the creation of the poem that would become known as the Star Spangled Banner. Can you sing the national anthem word for word without having to read the lyrics?
 Yes. I have the words down pat.
 Maybe, but I might miss a word or two.
 No. I've never memorized our national anthem.
 What's the Star Spangled Banner?

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Mountain Home's gifted and talented program students are at it again. One year after they built a full-sized blue whale out of adhesive tape and large sheets of plastic film, the youngsters decided they needed to tackle something even more challenging...

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What a great night last night for homecoming, the Senior girls won Powder Puff for the second straight year, going undefeated in their short football careers. Also attended the bonfire at Optimist Park, was well organized and had a ton of kids show up. They seemed to have fun and were very well behaved, hope this is the beginning of a long tradition again. It was a great time.

-- Posted by Auction Hunter on Thu, Sep 18, 2014, at 11:26 AM

I didn't make it to the bonfire. From what I hear it was a huge success. To all the people who organized it or had a hand in making it happen, Way to go!! GO TIGERS

-- Posted by lifetimemthomey on Thu, Sep 18, 2014, at 8:10 AM

I have done enough research to understand that this district is not up-front with the tax payers and parents of this district. Maybe you can explain why a child that qualifies for reduced meals also requires additional money for reading and math. So you need to eat for the district to receive the additional money for lunches, but not to receive additional funds for reading and math?

They want the forms filled out if your child qualifies regardless if they eat at the cafeteria.

Up-front?? You tell me. Past experience says NO.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Thu, Sep 18, 2014, at 7:29 AM

Dude, you need to qualify for the free and reduced lunches. It is not a given. Also the child has to be there and eat for the SD to claim that meal. If they have enough free and reduced in a school they can get an aide to help with reading and math. SD is not making money off this program. Maybe you need to do more research before you start saying things that you don't know about.

-- Posted by snafu on Thu, Sep 18, 2014, at 4:49 AM

No comment section in the Opinion section.

-- Posted by Moral majority on Wed, Sep 17, 2014, at 9:22 AM
Response by Brenda:
Fixed. B

Mountain Home School District Professional Development Days. 9/15/14, 10/2/14, 10/3/14, 10/13/14, 2/13/15, 4/20/15. You have all summer long to get these done. Why keep the children out of school for your professional development? Chopped up school weeks can make it burdensome for some families. And one of the days during Home Coming Week?? Come on now.

Received a solicitation regarding fee/ reduced lunch fees. Apparently there are benefits for your children even if they do not eat lunch in the cafeteria. All you have to do is complete the form and return it. Could they have possibly forgot to mention that the district will also receive the money even if your child does not eat in the cafeteria?? How financially strapped can this district really be?? Dumpster Diving?? I guess that's one way to get a little more money from the Feds.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Tue, Sep 16, 2014, at 11:46 AM


True fans fly the colors regardless of wins or losses. Maybe at half mast:), but they fly.

BSU is having a tough time selling tickets right now. Everybody wears a winners colors. Boise has a lot of transplants that still support the school from where they're from. BSU seems to be in a different type market. They must win a lot to keep these type of fans supporting them. If they only produce average seasons, the wagon will lose supporters.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Mon, Sep 15, 2014, at 2:51 PM

Send in the clowns...there aught to be clowns. Thank you Judy Collins:-0

-- Posted by OpinionMissy on Sun, Sep 14, 2014, at 9:24 PM

If a bsu fan flies the team's flag in front of their house, then removes it the second they lose or leaves it flying proud when they win, are they really a fan? Or are they on that bandwagon?...

On another note, if I were to get different folks to create profiles for the MHN website and use those profiles to create pseudo persons, would I be a troll? Judy Collins said it best.

-- Posted by MrMister on Sat, Sep 13, 2014, at 5:50 PM

I took the poll but was disappointed that I didn't like any of the choices. I think the penalty should be severe but not banned for a lifetime.

-- Posted by Geordey on Sat, Sep 13, 2014, at 3:04 PM

Ktlm would not stop, because as a child I told her never to stop. As young mother I would have never endangered my children. It is an often used act to get people to stop, especially on Martha Ave, which is remote. But as she said calling officials is the right thing. Maybe seems harsh, but my children always come first.

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Sat, Sep 13, 2014, at 11:53 AM

I would not stop. I have it ground into my head to never stop, for anyone, ever. Especially if my own dear children are in my car.

That being said, I would probably call law enforcement and advice them of what I saw.

Also... If I was stranded, and walking with my children, I would be unsure if I wanted someone to stop for me. Such an easy way to pick someone up and disappear.

-- Posted by ktlm on Thu, Sep 11, 2014, at 11:24 AM

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