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Earl Rick Clayborn, 56

January 12, 2014

Earl Rick Clayborn was born June 7, 1957 in Pocatello to Earl and Norma Clayborn. He died at his home in Vallejo, Calif. on Dec. 30, 2013.
He became one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1971 and served his god, Jehovah, faithfully until his death.
He graduated from Snake River High School in 1974 and worked as a boilermaker until 1980 when he became an ironworker. At the time of his death he was general foreman on the San Francisco Bay Bridge in California.
On May 18, 1980 he married Martha Mahalik. They had three children: Earl, Alexsandra and Rebecca.

Leon Michael Waters, 69

January 12, 2014

Leon Michael Waters, 69
Leon Michael Waters, 69, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at the home he shared with long-time partner Carolyn Cook.
 Leon was born October 23, 1944 in Rupert, to Dean Waters and June Boldt Waters.  He was raised in Burley, and attended Idaho State University and Eastern Idaho Vocational College in Idaho Falls.  He lived in Blackfoot most of his life.
Leon worked as a tax consultant.  In his free time he enjoyed camping, fishing, being outdoors, helping people and making people laugh.

Local woman's horse earns national award

January 12, 2014

Ten days ago, Karen Drake of Wapello was notified she had received the 2013 High Point Amateur Award for her miniature horse, Dunner.
The trophy reads, “ASPC/AMHR/ASPR Miniature Nationals Triple A 2013 High Point Amateur Award.”
ASPC stands for American Shetland Pony Club. The ASPC was formed in 1888 for Shetland pony aficionados. It is the nation’s oldest miniature horse association. 

Panthers use big first quarter to take down Diggers 55-45

January 12, 2014

THOMAS — When the Snake River and Sugar-Salem boys basketball teams met over Christmas break in Sugar City it took two overtimes and missed free throw in the final seconds for the Panthers to escape with a one-point win.
The two teams met again Saturday night in front of a packed house in Thomas, and after one quarter it was clear the home team was out to make sure they result from the first meeting would not be the same this time.
Snake River dominated the opening eight minutes building a 16-2 lead and finishing the game going 7-for-8 from the foul line to earn a 55-45 victory.

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