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Paralysis doesn't stop O-Mok-See competitor

July 25, 2012

Since 1976, Rorrie Toren from Great Falls, Mont., has been paralyzed from his waist down. He was 16 years old.
His paralysis hasn't stopped him from competing in rodeo events. He is Blackfoot competing in pattern horse racing, known as O-Mok-See.
"Before I was paralyzed, I did it all," Toren said. "I rode bulls and saddle broncs and roped.
"I was breaking a horse when I broke my back," he said. "I was on bareback in a bucking chute. I knew I had broken my back before I hit the ground.
"Then, in 1993, I broke my hip when a horse slipped on mud and fell on me," Toren said.

Pingree couple are EISF parade grand marshals

July 25, 2012

The Eastern Idaho State Fair’s board of directors has named Gary and Muriel Judge of Pingree as grand marshals of the 2012 Eastern Idaho State Fair. They will lead the annual Fair Parade down Shilling Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m.

Pingree couple are EISF parade grand marshals

July 25, 2012

For the MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT – The Eastern Idaho State Fair’s board of directors has named Gary and Muriel Judge of Pingree as grand marshals of the 2012 Eastern Idaho State Fair. They will lead the annual Fair Parade down Shilling Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m.

LaRue Norman Bird, 91

July 25, 2012

LaRue Norman Bird, 91, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at her home in Groveland.  
She was born Jan. 23, 1921, in Blackfoot to Zenas William and Daisy Strong Norman.  LaRue was raised on the family farm in the Rose area where she learned to work hard in the fields, raising potatoes, sugar beets and doing chores around the home.  She enjoyed school, teaching church classes and was a graduate of Blackfoot High School and seminary in 1938.

 

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