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April 2nd

Ralph Gardner Goates, M. D., 92

April 2, 2013

It is with gratitude for his life and sorrow at his death that the family of Ralph Gardner Goates announce his death Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello,  from causes consistent with his age of 92 years.

Sarah Marden Trebilcock, 22

April 2, 2013


22 year old Sarah Marden Trebilcock  passed away on March 27, 2013 from injuries suffered in a rollover. 
Born January 16, of 1991 in Marietta, Georgia to  Dr. Peggy Trebilcock  ….she entered the world singing, and never stopped.

Ronald Andrew 'Runt' Waymire, 66

April 2, 2013

Ronald Andrew "Runt" Waymire, 66, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Lost Rivers Hospital in Arco.
Ron was born Dec. 9, 1946 in Idaho Falls, a triplet with Dave, and Robert who were born to Donald Fredrick and Margaret Janet Little Waymire. They were the first set of living triplets born in
Idaho Falls.
Runt, as he was know by his friends and family,
was raised in the Little Lost River Valley where he attended school in Clyde through the eighth grade, then continued his education at
Butte High School.

Linda Jean Fisher Empey, 49

April 2, 2013

Linda Jean Fisher Empey of Boise, Idaho passed away March 25, 2013 peacefully in her sleep. She grew up in Moreland, Idaho. Linda was born May 25th, 1963 to Jack and Jean (Evans) Fisher. Linda married Steven Holmes Empey on April 22, 1982 in the Idaho Falls, Idaho temple. Their son, Michael Steven Empey, was born on January 20th, 1984. Linda, Steve, and Mike lived in many places. When Steve was in the military, they were stationed in Germany. They also lived in Rexburg, Moreland, Driggs, Blackfoot, Pocatello, Kuna, and Boise, Idaho, in addition to Boardman, Oregon.

Mother seeks prom date for autistic daughter

April 2, 2013

BLACKFOOT — Like most mothers of young women, Serrina Slay looks forward to seeing her daughter dressed in a beautiful gown and taken to her high school prom for a wonderful night that she will always remember. However, Slay's only child, Rachael Slay, a non-speaking autistic girl, is in need of a date to the Blackfoot High School Prom and Slay is hoping that a nice, young man will step up to take her special needs daughter to the dance.

Sisters have a unique perspective

April 2, 2013

Abbi and Belle Mecham, twins with autism, have a different perspective of life and share that perspective with others.

BLACKFOOT— Audrey Mecham had high expectations for her two beautiful twin girls born in August of 2001.
When the girls went into kindergarten they had notable struggles with their attention, transitions and language skills.
Mecham realized that there may be something different that they needed help with. After a long process of testing through first and second grades, Abbi and Belle Mecham were diagnosed with autism.

March 31st

Saupan selected as Snake River DYW

March 31, 2013

Malia Saupan was named the 2013-2014 Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Snake River Saturday night at the high school. Distinguished Young Women is a scholarship program.
For becoming Miss Distinguished Young Woman of Snake River, Saupan’s scholarship earnings totaled $3,300. She received a $2,100 scholarship for becoming Miss DYW. She also won $300 scholarships for Be Your Best Self, interview (with the judges), fitness and self-expression.
Saupan said what she enjoyed best about DYW is “the friendships I’ve made.”

March 30th

Cougars take two

March 30, 2013

IDAHO FALLS — Under near perfect Spring baseball conditions the Firth Cougars closed out the Skyline J.V. tournament on Saturday with a morning game at Bonneville against the Bee's freshman squad and then in an afternoon contest at Hillcrest against the Knights junior varsity.
By days end, the Cougars had shaken off the previous two losses in the tournament as they evened their weekend record at 2-2 with a pair of Saturday victories, 12-1 in five innings at Bonneville and then 7-5 at Hillcrest.
"I think that we've had three games in which we felt that we were just as good or should have won and you learn from adversity and I think the kids are doing that," Firth head coach Scott Adams said.

March 29th

Relay for Life seeks talent contestants

March 29, 2013

Now is the time for any businesses, faith groups, school groups or community groups to form a team and jump on board to participate in Bingham County's 8th annual "Relay for Life" fundraiser.
Bingham County's "Relay for Life" Team Development Co-chair, Bobbie Steffensen describes the event as "an organized overnight community event (in conjunction with American Cancer Society) where team participants walk a track to celebrate and remember those who have been affected by cancer and fight back by fundraising for cancer research and patient resources."

Pingree couple's horse sets barrel racing record

March 29, 2013

Randy and Vauna Walker from Pingree do a lot of traveling, hauling their quarter horse, named DTF Way Ta Fire, to barrel racing competitions.
"Barrel racing is a hobby of ours," said Walker.
In the Diamond and Dirt Futurity in Bryan, Texas, on March 16, DTF Way Ta Fire "set a new arena record at the finals," Walker said.
Only those horses in their first year of competition can be entered into a Futurity.
The quarter horse posted the fastest time at the Diamonds and Dirt Futurity in Bryan, Texas, on March 16.

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