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Archive - Jan 28, 2014

Local woman seeks yarn donations for blankets

January 28, 2014

Through the years, longtime Blackfoot resident Pauline Sweet has crocheted nearly 500 afghans for babies, veterans, senior citizens and others in need, and she's still going strong. She started making the blankets in the 1980s for babies in the small Mexican fishing village of Kino Bay, where she and her husband Dwain spent months away from the cold Idaho winters for many years.
These days, Pauline's focus is crocheting lap blankets for veterans and senior citizens in the area; however, she is running low on yarn and is hoping that anyone with yarn to spare will donate some to her.

Broncos tame Panthers on the mats

January 28, 2014

THOMAS — Blackfoot and Snake River High School's renewed their city rivalry Tuesday night but this time it was on the wrestling mat, and this time the visitors from across the river came out victorious.
Blackfoot controlled the early part of the match building a big lead and ended taking down the Panthers 57-30 at Snake River High School.

Juanita Virginia Howard, 88

January 28, 2014

Juanita Virginia Howard, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital. 
She was born Aug. 25, 1925 in Roanoke, Virginia to Elijah S. and Sadie Florence Potter Hostetter.  She was raised and received her education in Roanoke.
She met LeRoy Elson Howard while they were both serving missions in California.  After completion of their missions they were married on July 25, 1948, in Roanoke, Virginia.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Aug.4, 1948.

Mary O. Smith, 92

January 28, 2014

Mary O. Smith, 92, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the Hiland Assisted Living Center in Burley.
Mary was born on Aug. 25, 1921 at Artiesan City, Twin Falls County, to Charles W. Zulkey and Fannie Towery Zulkey.
Mary was a former resident of Blackfoot where she was employed at State Hospital South and Nonpareil Potato Company. She resided in Blackfoot for over 36 years, making her home in the Parkside Manufactured Mobile Home Community.

Jovita R. Torres, 82

January 28, 2014

Jovita R. Torres, 82, of Firth passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at her home.  
Jovita was born Nov. 17, 1931 in Crystal City, Texas to Juan and Antonia Rodriguez.  She grew up in Texas with her three sisters, Marcela, Bertha  and Olga.
In 1950 she met the love of her life, Moises Torres, and would bless him with nine children.  Together they traveled around from state to state, working and raising their children, finally making Firth their family home in 1957.

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