Ray D. DeRoche, 83, of Blackfoot passed away July 25, 2011, in Idaho Falls at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 14, 1927 in Cascade, Mont., to Leo and Gladys Kinghorn DeRoche, the eighth of 10 children. He spent most of his childhood years in the Annis and Clark areas near Rigby.
BLACKFOOT â€” Fifteen students with the Blackfoot/Bingham County Youth Coalition attended the Northwest Alcohol Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. earlier this month.
The studentsâ€”from Blackfoot, Snake River, Shelley and Aberdeen high schoolsâ€”were among 70 youth from throughout the country who gathered at the conference to discuss alcohol issues and ways to combat issues facing youth.
Youth Coalition Chairman Mark Cowley said the conference focused on the use of positive messaging to promote change rather than using anti-message campaigns.
BLACKFOOT â€” A fundraiser to benefit and raise awareness of juvenile diabetes in Bingham County will be Saturday and organizers have lined up a full schedule of events that will be fun for all.