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March 19th

Robert Ray Jones, 73

March 19, 2013

Robert Ray Jones, 73, of Blackfoot passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Extended Care Facility.
He was born March 29, 1939 in Blackfoot to Simion Dlawn Jones and Leda Hughs Jones.
He lived his lifetime in Blackfoot and received his education there.  He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Robert worked for various farms in the area and then worked for the City of Blackfoot street department and animal control.
He enjoyed traveling with his brothers on day trips and camping.

Estelle Nelson, 38

March 19, 2013

Estelle Louise Nelson, 38, of Shelley passed away March 15, 2013 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Jayna Wareing, 51

March 19, 2013

Jayna Kaye Wareing, 51, of Firth passed away March 17, 2013 at her home after a long courageous fight with cancer.
She was born Jan. 9, 1962 in Heber City, Utah to Ray Logan and Joan Tater Settles.  Her parents were later divorced and her mom married Erman Duane Martindale, who became her second dad.  Jayna was raised and attended schools in Shelley, graduating from Shelley High School.
On Feb. 21, 1981 she married Wayne Wareing in Blackfoot.  Together they made their home in Firth.

Eric Dayton, 36

March 19, 2013

OGDEN, Utah — Darwin Eric Richard Dayton, 36, of Ogden died at his home, on March 10, 2013.

Vera Mae Lass, 92

March 19, 2013

Vera Mae Neves Lass, 92, a long-time Blackfoot resident, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Weston, Wisc., on March 15, 2013.  At the time of her death, Vera had lived with her daughter for five months in Wisconsin. 
Vera was born 92 years ago to Richard Carl Neves and Samantha Johnson Neves in Burlington, Wyo., on April 22, 1920.   With her quickness in school, Vera skipped two grades and began college at Brigham Young University at the age of 16.   Just a few years later, she was teaching in a one-room country school. 

March 18th

Firth High student puts together career fair

March 18, 2013

The student body at Firth High School (FHS) spent their morning exploring their possible career interests.
Quinn Alvey arranged the career fair for his senior project.
To begin, Alvey surveyed the 225-member student body, asking them to identify their top 15 interests for a career. After tabulating those results, Alvey then asked each student to narrow their choices to six.
Monday, each student attended six 25-minute session outlining his/her career picks.

'Blackfoot High presents "Oklahoma!'

March 18, 2013

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, "Oklahoma!" will be performed at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday and Friday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, 870 S. Fisher.
The cast and crew are all Blackfoot High School students. Besides performing, the students helped to build the sets. The singers and performers are backed by a live pit orchestra made up of BHS musicians. The student BHS tech staff also light the stage and magnify the voices.
Staff and crew have been working on this musical for about eight weeks.

March 17th

Pingree woman to celebrate 100th birthday

March 17, 2013

Family and friends will come from near and far to help Annzi Rossi celebrate her 100th birthday on next Sunday, March 24.
Anzzi, whose full name is Annunziata, was born March 25, 1913, in Segunde, Colo., to Italian immigrants Giovanni and Giovanna Rossi.
Among those who will celebrate with her at St. John's Catholic Church from 1-4 p.m. are two family members from Italy and five from eastern Canada. Friends from a lifetime of work in and around her Pingree home are also welceome.

Blackfoot High grad's book explores his Mormon life

March 17, 2013

In a narrative that begins in Blackfoot with references to Riverton Road, Bingham Memorial Hospital, the Idaho Potato Museum and other local landmarks, Jesse Elison offers a "a fun but brutal new and unique insight into the Mormon faith" in his compelling first book: "My Best Mormon Life."

March 16th

Panthers remain unbeaten in 13-9 win over South Fremont

March 16, 2013

THOMAS — The Snake River Panthers picked up their fourth win in four days on Saturday afternoon as they pounded out 18 hits for 13 runs in a 13-9 non-conference victory over the visiting Cougars of South Fremont.
"The thing that was probably the most impressive about today is our gutsiness," Snake River skipper Rich Dunn said. "We got up on them early with good pitching and good hitting and then credit South Fremont because they didn't go away. They have a big inning and cut the lead to three and our next at bat we said no, it isn't going to happen and answer those three which is always nice."

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