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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.

Legislators comment on Luna announcement

January 28, 2014

BOISE — On Monday Bingham County legislators shared their thoughts on Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's decision not to run for reelection.
Representative Neil Anderson said, "Tom Luna has been a progressive yet controversial leader in our state's Department of Education. 
"He has proposed actions that have sparked intensive debate during a time of transition regarding education in Idaho. Hopefully, that debate will yield improved solutions and the new Idaho Superintendent of Schools can move us forward in a more united yet still progressive effort." Anderson said. 

 

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