Archive - Sep 3, 2012
Every 40 seconds, a child goes missing, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Keeping children safe is a priority for parents, school officials, law enforcement and one concerned Boy Scout trying to earn his Eagle Scout Award.
One way to help in this endeavor is to keep a fingerprint card for each child in the family.
Joseph Earl, a 14-year-old from Snake River, sought to do just that during the Eastern Idaho State Fair Parade Saturday morning.
"I figured with as many kids there would be we could get done in a couple of hours." said Earl.
Safe Place is aiding children and parents should they become separated on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Safe Place volunteers greet families at the gate. The Safe Place tent is located next to the entrance to the midway (the rides).
Should the parents desire the service, each child is given a bright yellow sticker. The parent‚Äôs cell phone number of written on the sticker.
‚ÄúWe ask for no names,‚ÄĚ said Safe Place volunteer Jacque Burt. ‚ÄúIf the child and parents become separated, the child can come here or go to a security officer.
Jay Roger Westfall, 59, of Aberdeen passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
¬† Jay was born Sept. 16, 1952; he was adopted by H. Kenneth and A. Marjorie Westfall of Aberdeen at the age of three years.
Jay grew up in Aberdeen, going to school and working on his father‚Äôs farm.
On July 30, 1971 Jay married Kathleen ‚ÄúKat‚ÄĚ Gambill and moved to Boise.¬† They had three children, Kimberly, Jay Ryan and Gregory.
Preston ‚ÄúKeith‚ÄĚ Tarpley, 49, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Aug.3 0, 2012 in a valiant rescue attempt.
Keith was born July 23, 1963 in Auburn, Calif., to Jimmy Wade Tarpley and Carrie Judith Thomas Fayle.¬† He lived many places, including Applegate, Calif.,; and Medicine Lodge, Dubois, Post Falls, Blackfoot and Sandpoint.¬† He graduated from Blackfoot High School.
On April 11, 1981. Keith married Ellen Harris. his high school sweetheart. in Blackfoot.¬† Together they had three children, Anisha Jo, Tyler and Kyle.
Jacquelyn Rae-Gean Poulson was born February 22, 1981 American Falls, ID and died tragically in an electrocution accident on August 30, 2012.
Lance Hicks passed away Aug. 30, 2012.¬†
He was born to Sherlene Hicks of Blackfoot and Gene Hicks of Idaho Falls on July 3, 1971 in Rexburg.¬† Lance has two older brothers, Danny (Sherri) and Shawn (Cory) Hicks, both of Texas.¬†
For the majority of his childhood and all of his adult life he has lived in Blackfoot.¬† Shortly after high school Lance married April LeProuse and they had one daughter, Brittni Jean Hicks (Bench).