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December 16, 2013

Today is the busiest day of the year for the United States Postal Service and Tuesday brings the first deadlines for shoppers seeking to have packages delivered by Christmas morning.

If you still have shopping to do before the holidays, be sure to remember these top tips for a Last-Minute Christmas.

1. Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines.

Remember that the post office, Amazon, FedEx, and UPS are going to be busy this week. Keep in mind the deadlines they set for Christmas Day delivery.

Tuesday, Dec 17: Last day for Amazon's free standard shipping and FedEx's ground shipping.

Federal Judge rules against NSA spying

December 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program that collects millions of Americans' telephone records may be unconstitutional.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled in a lawsuit brought by conservative activist Larry Klayman that the legal challenge to the massive surveillance program — disclosed in full earlier this year by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — would likely succeed.

Eva Wray, 101

December 16, 2013

Our mother, Eva Lair Wray, quietly slipped away in the early hours of Tuesday morning on Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 101.
She was born Eva May Lair in the town of Lompoc, Calif. on Sept. 17, 1912.  She was the second oldest child of Edgar and Mabel Hodges Lair.  Eva was raised with five siblings; two sisters, Edna Barr and Lena “Babe” Short and three brothers, Clarence, Walter and Don.
Mother was a precious child who enjoyed all forms of activities, particularly dancing.  She graduated from Lompoc High School in 1929. 

Tschanz, Marjorie Faith Osguthorpe, 93

December 16, 2013

Marjorie passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2013 in Austin, Texas. 
She was born on Nov. 15, 1919 to Joseph C. Osguthorpe and Mary Mable Smart Osguthorpe in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She married her lifelong friend Otto H. Tschanz Jr., on Oct. 24, 1941 in Blackfoot.

She was preceded in death by her husband Otto, her parents and two sisters. 
She is survived by her sister Bonita Painter; sons, Otto H. (Skip) Tschanz III, Roger K. Tschanz, Larry C. Tschanz and daughter Pamela Michelle Flanders.

Area Catholics celebrate 'Our Lady of Guadalupe'

December 16, 2013

About 200 Mexican Catholics from throughout the region gathered at the Eastern Idaho State Fairground on Sunday for the annual tradition commemorating "Our Lady of Guadalupe," led by Father Jose de' Jesus Gonzalez of Blackfoot's St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
The official feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Dec. 12 - is a hugely celebrated religious holiday in Mexico and in Hispanic communities throughout the United States. Catholics contend that on Dec. 9 in the early 1500's that an apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared to the poor indigenous Mexican man named Juan Diego.

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