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A Twin Falls man was killed Tuesday Evening just north of Wells Nevada when his pickup was struck by a Jeep.  The accident on U.S. Highway 93 claimed the life of 49 year old Jimmy Padilla.  The other driver from Glendale Arizona suffered minor injuries.

28 year old Brandi Olsen of Kimberly was arraigned on one count of injury to a child.  The charge stem from an incident where a toddler under her care was found sleeping on the sidewalk late at night.  A Passerby notified 911 at 10:20 pm.

A new mental health program to assist students was recently started in the Cassia County School District.  Students can go to their counselor and ask for help from a professional.  There is no paperwork involved and the students won’t have to wait for an appointment.

Sheephearders are heading to the Wood River Valley to celebrate the trailing of the sheep.  Expect thousands of sheep to be on the streets of Ketchum, Hailey, Sun Valley and Bellevue.  Festivities get underway October 10th.  The festival is celebrating 22 years of sheepherding. 

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has said he will visit Montana where he is expected to finalize a proposal to block new mining claims on public lands near Yellowstone’s park.  If approved it would block new claims for gold, silver and other minerals on 30-thousand acres for 20 years.

A southwestern Idaho woman authorities say bit off part of her boyfriend's ear during a dispute has been taken into custody. Thirty-nine-year-old Jennifer Mae Johnson of Caldwell was being held in the Canyon County Jail on a felony count of mayhem and for a parole violation.

Texas billionaire brothers have put up gates and no trespassing signs on a Forest Service road outside of Boise. Dan and Farris Wilks' company is listed as owners.  Now the question is whether they are allowed to put gates and no Trespassing signs on a public road.

In local sports, first to Volleyball, Lighthouse Christian closed out the Sawtooth Conference with a win over the Hansen Huskies 3 to 0.  Twin Falls shut out Preston 3 to 0.  Wood River 3 Jerome 0.  It was Pocatello over Minico 3 to 2.  Filer over Declo 3 to 0.  Same for Shoshone over Oakley 3 to 0.  Raft River 3 Glenns Ferry 0.  In a back to back sweep, Hagerman outlasted Camas County 3 to 0 and Hagerman over Valley 2 to 0 and it was Carey 3 Dietrich 0.

In girls soccer, it was Canyon  Ridge  3 Burley 2.  Mountain Home 7 Minico 0.  And in boys soccer it was Burley 2 Minico 1, Mountain Home 2 Pocatello 0. 

Some football games to report.  Kimberly 50 Wood River 7 and Wendell 25 Buhl 20. 

October 5th: On this day

Born on this day in Coushatta, Louisiana, was Margie Singleton, country music singer and songwriter. In the 1960s, she was a popular duet and solo recording artist, working with country stars George Jones and Faron Young. Singleton had her biggest hit with Young called "Keeping Up With The Joneses" in 1964.

Born on this day in Dublin, Texas, was Johnny Duncan singer who scorded the 1977 US #1 Country hit "It Couldn't Have Been Any Better." In his career, he released fourteen studio albums, producing more than thirty chart singles, including, "She Can Put Her Shoes Under my Bed (Anytime)." Duncan died on August 14, 2006.

Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found 100's of pills in his guitar case. He received a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

Willie Nelson was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”. Written by songwriter Fred Rose and originally performed by Roy Acuff, the song taken from his 1975 album Red Headed Stranger became Nelson's first #1 hit as a singer.

Reba an American sitcom starring Reba McEntire aired for the first time. The show was set in Houston, Texas, and featured Reba McEntire as a wisecracking single mother Reba Nell Hart, whose dentist ex-husband Brock (Christopher Rich) has left her to marry young, ditzy Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman). The final episode aired on February 18, 2007.

Lady Antebellum were at #1 on the US County chart with Own the Night which won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. Four singles were released from Own the Night, "Just a Kiss", "We Owned the Night", "Dancin' Away with My Heart" and "Wanted You More".

October 6th: On this day

Born on this day in Midwest City, Oklahoma, was Tim Rushlow, country music artist. Between 1991 and 1997, Rushlow was co-lead vocalist of the country music band Little Texas. After Little Texas disbanded in 1997, Rushlow began a solo career and scored the 2000 top 10 hit "She Misses Him."

Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country chart with At San Quentin a recording of a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison. The album, which spent 20 weeks at the top of the chart was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue."

Country music's most successful syndicated radio countdown program to date, American Country Countdown, made its debut. The three-hour program was created by Casey Kasem and Don Bustany, and was modeled after American Top 40 (which Kasem also hosted). Comedian Don Bowman was the original host, but by 1978, he would be replaced by Bob Kingsley.

Born on this day in Atlanta, was Georgia, Ryan Tyler, country music artist made her debut in 2003 with the single "Run, Run, Run" on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.

Garth Brooks joined the Grand Ole Opry. His set list for this occasion is "Friends In Low Places," "If Tomorrow Never Comes" and "The Dance."

Tim McGraw married Faith Hill and quickly became country music's most visible couple. Their friendship grew into romance during their successful Spontaneous Combustion tour that year.

The sports drama film Friday Night Lights featuring Tim McGraw as Charles Billingsley in his movie debut, had its premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. McGraw attended the evening along with Faith Hill, Billy Bob Thornton, Serena Williams and David Duchovny.

Three days after Hank Williams Jr. referred to Hitler while talking about President Obama, ESPN permanently cut his opening song from “Monday Night Football,” which included the catchphrase “Are you ready for some football?”

Pop and country singer Billy Joe Royal died aged 73. His most successful record was "Down in the Boondocks" in 1965 and his first hit on the country music chart was in 1984 with "Burned Like a Rocket." Other country hits included "I'll Pin a Note on Your Pillow" (1987), "Tell It Like It Is", and "Till I Can't Take It Anymore" (both 1989).

October 7th: On this day

Born on this day in Smartt Station, Tennessee, was Uncle Dave Macon also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop" who was an old-time banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Known for his chin whiskers, plug hat, gold teeth, and gates-ajar collar, he gained regional fame as a vaudeville performer in the early 1920s before becoming the first star of the Grand Ole Opry in the latter half of the decade. He died on March 22nd 1952.

Born on this day in Queens, New York, was Kieran Kane, country music artist who between 1986 and 1990, with Jamie O'Hara comprised The O'Kanes, a duo which charted seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts, including the #1 single "Can't Stop My Heart from Loving You".

Born on this day in Birmingham, Alabama, was Dale Watson, country, Texas Country singer, guitarist, and songwriter.

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind. The album replaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

George Strait was at #1 on the US county chart with his self-titled album which produced three singles: "Go On", "Don't Make Me Come over There and Love You" and "If You Can Do Anything Else".

The 2008 self-titled debut album from Lady Antebellum was certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments of one million copies in the United States. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, the first debut by a country group to achieve this.