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John Lyle Smith, 93

June 27, 2013

John Lyle Smith, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at his home in Moreland, Idaho.
John was born April 4, 1920 in Smithfield, Utah, to Thomas and Cora Myrtle Tall Smith.  He was raised in the Moody, Idaho area and attended school in Sugar Salem School District, graduating in 1938.
On April 8, 1942 he married Jean Tucker in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.  She preceded him in death on September 30, 2010.
John was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in a Bishopric and various other callings.

Hammett makes home in Philippines

June 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT —Starting as a swimming coach 33 years ago, Jeffrey Hammett has lived through educational changes, revolutions and revolts in The Republic
of the Philippines.
“I attended Stanford University and was an all-American swimmer
in the ‘60s,” Hammett said. “The national team in the Philippines needed
some expertise in swimming so they offered me a two-year contract.”
After taking a trip around the world, Hammett started as a swimming coach in the Philippines in 1980. In 1980, the exchange rate of the Philippino peso to the U.S. dollar was 7.6 to one. In June 2013, it is

Waste collected Saturday

June 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT —Hazardous Household Waste will be collected this Saturday at Bingham County’s Central Transfer Station at Moreland.
This waste will be collected ONLY at the Central Transfer Station
at Moreland.
This service for Bingham County residents only and it is free. The Central Transfer Station will receive this waste from 8 a.m. to 12
noon this Saturday, June 29.
This is a great opportunity to gather up all those old cleaning solvents,
drain cleaners, pesticides and other items that you no longer
need or want. Check for items under your kitchen or bathroom sinks, in

Fireworks on sale; officials urge caution

June 27, 2013

BLACKFOOT—With the '4th of July' just one week away, firework stands have popped up throughout the region. However, with last year's fire season (particularly the June 28th 'Charlotte Fire' in Pocatello that destroyed 66 homes) still fresh in the minds of many, fire officials are urging the public once again, "to use extreme caution."

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