July 25th, 2012
For the MORNING NEWS
BLACKFOOT â€“ The Eastern Idaho State Fairâ€™s board of directors has named Gary and Muriel Judge of Pingree as grand marshals of the 2012 Eastern Idaho State Fair. They will lead the annual Fair Parade down Shilling Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m.
LaRue Norman Bird, 91, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at her home in Groveland.Â Â
She was born Jan. 23, 1921, in Blackfoot to Zenas William and Daisy Strong Norman.Â LaRue was raised on the family farm in the Rose area where she learned to work hard in the fields, raising potatoes, sugar beets and doing chores around the home.Â She enjoyed school, teaching church classes and was a graduate of Blackfoot High School and seminary in 1938.
O-Mok-See is the sport of pattern horse racing. This is the first time the O-Mok-See National Championship has been in Idaho although this is the 47th annual championship.
The O-Mok-See will be at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds (EISF) through Friday.
Competitors race in age categories that range from 7 & under to senior men and women. Senior events are for anyone who is 39 or older.
There are three lanes of racers. Each lane is timed.
Competitors are racing for record-breaking times set in previous O-Mok-Sees.
Blackfoot is now home to one of only a handful of ATV safety training tracks in the state. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation provided funding to the city earlier this spring to renovate an abandoned and run- down BMX track on the north end of town off Teeples Drive near the golf course.
The state of Idaho requires ATV riders under the age of 16 to take an ATV hands-on drivers safety course and many ATV clubs and organizations provide such safety training courses for their members as well.
Pioneer Day is the celebration of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints coming to the Salt Lake Valley July 24, 1847. That was the day the first group of saints crested the mountain and saw their first glimpse of the valley. Since that time Latter-day Saints throughout the West have celebrated the occasion by remembering their ancestors and the trials they faced while crossing the dusty plains and rocky mountains.
Items of note from July 13-18.
MARKED CARS: July 13, 2:39 a.m.: A caller said someone is writing on vehicles in the parking lot at the Briarwood Apartments. They said every back windshield has a circle with an arrow pointing up.
GAS THEFT: July 13, 2:50 p.m.: A caller at Maverik said a vehicle left without paying for $92.52 in gas.
SEX OFFENSE: July 13, 5:57 p.m.: A caller said a male and female are making out on the grass and asked for an officer to respond because they are beginning to take their clothes off. An arrest was made.
Our dear mother, grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully at her home, where she loved to be, on Friday, July 20, 2012.Â She was 89 years young.
Betty Idona Wadsworth was born April 24,1923, to Fonda Idona Pierce and Roy Elliot of Princeville, Ore.
Lola Mae Summers, 76, of Blackfoot, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012, at her home in Blackfoot following extended illness, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.Â
Lola was born on June 8, 1936 in Firth to Evan Lyon and Evelyn Iris Scheiss Mecham.Â She was raised in the Blackfoot area, attending Blackfoot schools and graduating from Blackfoot High School.Â She also attended classes at ISU in her later years.
On July 12, 1954, Lola married Boyd Summers in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â They were later divorced.Â She raised four daughters and made her home in the Blackfoot area.
Charlene Ann Armey Manwaring, 72, of Blackfoot passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah, as the result of an aneurism.
She was born on March 18, 1940, to Rex Carlile Armey and Laura Elda Olsen Armey in Silverlake, Ind.
She graduated from school in May 1958.Â In the 1970's she graduated from cosmetology school and began her own beauty shop in Aberdeen Md.Â Charlene worked hard her whole life and only had one speed, fast and furious.Â If you couldnâ€™t keep up, get out of her way!