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John Paul Orr, 65

August 10, 2011

John Paul Orr, 65, of Firth passed away Aug. 6, 2011, at his home after fighting melanoma for 15 years.
Memorial Services will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Calvary Chapel, 4250 South 25th East, Idaho Falls, with Crockett Stearns officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 South Ammon Road.

Joan Phyllis Becker, 81

August 10, 2011

Joan Phyllis Becker, 81, of San Jose, Calif., a former Firth resident, passed away Aug. 6, 2011 in San Jose.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.

Blackfoot High alumnus helps light up community

August 10, 2011

BLACKFOOT – It's the chance of a lifetime. Three professional Broadway actors will conduct a 3-day workshop culminating in a public performance Aug. 20. The entire event, "Broadway Lights Up Blackfoot" is a fundraiser organized by the Blackfoot High School Class of 1968 to purchase a new digital display marquee for the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center and BHS.

Fire burns in desert west of Blackfoot

August 10, 2011

ROCKFORD — A fire west of Blackfoot burned 688 acres and was 50 percent contained by 8 p.m. Tuesday night, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
The fire, named the Taber Fire, was reported about 3 p.m. Tuesday at 1900 West 300 North approximately 4 miles south of Taber and 17 miles west of Blackfoot. The fire was primarily burning in the desert and lava flows but was adjacent to a hay field. There had been no reports of loss or damage due to the fire as of Tuesday evening.

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