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August 10th, 2011

John Paul Orr, 65

August 10, 2011

John Paul Orr, 65, of Firth passed away Aug. 6, 2011, at his home after fighting melanoma for 15 years.
Memorial Services will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Calvary Chapel, 4250 South 25th East, Idaho Falls, with Crockett Stearns officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 South Ammon Road.

Joan Phyllis Becker, 81

August 10, 2011

Joan Phyllis Becker, 81, of San Jose, Calif., a former Firth resident, passed away Aug. 6, 2011 in San Jose.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.

Blackfoot High alumnus helps light up community

August 10, 2011

BLACKFOOT – It's the chance of a lifetime. Three professional Broadway actors will conduct a 3-day workshop culminating in a public performance Aug. 20. The entire event, "Broadway Lights Up Blackfoot" is a fundraiser organized by the Blackfoot High School Class of 1968 to purchase a new digital display marquee for the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center and BHS.

August 9th

Fire burns in desert west of Blackfoot

August 10, 2011

ROCKFORD — A fire west of Blackfoot burned 688 acres and was 50 percent contained by 8 p.m. Tuesday night, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
The fire, named the Taber Fire, was reported about 3 p.m. Tuesday at 1900 West 300 North approximately 4 miles south of Taber and 17 miles west of Blackfoot. The fire was primarily burning in the desert and lava flows but was adjacent to a hay field. There had been no reports of loss or damage due to the fire as of Tuesday evening.

Lois Tyler Navo, 96

August 9, 2011

Lois Tyler Navo, 96, a matriarch of the Lemhi Shoshone-Bannock people passed away peacefully on July 6, 2011, at her home.
She was born to John Tyler Jr. (Lemhi sub-chief) and Mary Bearhat Tyler on the Fort Hall Bottoms of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation on Jan. 1, 1917.

William 'Bill' Franklyn Lewis, 73

August 9, 2011

In loving memory of our Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Friend and the most giving man on earth, William "Bill" Franklyn Lewis.
Bill, 73, of Blackfoot passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011,  after a short fight with Multiple System Atrophy (Parkinson Plus) at the Gables in Pocatello surrounded by his family. 
He was born on Aug. 12, 1937, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Floyd Uriah Lewis and Helen Amelia Braerman.

Broncos conduct football camp for younger set

August 9, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Moo-Donna has her new home. The 2011 EISF mascot stretches about six feet from ear to ear and now looks down from her post atop the billboard near the east entrance of the fairgrounds.
Chad Hammond with I.E. Productions said the Eastern Idaho State Fair's three-dimensional billboards are the only of their kind appearing in the state. There are two similar EISF billboards on I-15 and another large Moo-Donna will be placed on the back of the grandstands this year.
"I think it is the coolest welcome to the fair we've ever had," said Hammond.
The EISF runs Sept 3-10.

Moo-Donna takes her spot at the fair

August 9, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Moo-Donna has her new home. The 2011 EISF mascot stretches about six feet from ear to ear and now looks down from her post atop the billboard near the east entrance of the fairgrounds.
Chad Hammond with I.E. Productions said the Eastern Idaho State Fair's three-dimensional billboards are the only of their kind appearing in the state. There are two similar EISF billboards on I-15 and another large Moo-Donna will be placed on the back of the grandstands this year.
"I think it is the coolest welcome to the fair we've ever had," said Hammond.
The EISF runs Sept 3-10.

Open house set for new BHS administrators

August 9, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The community is invited to a meet and greet Thursday with the new administration at Blackfoot High School. The reception will be Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.

Idea comes to fruition for Shelley woman

August 9, 2011

SHELLEY — Despite a sometimes rocky life, a former Shelley single mother has returned with a photo exhibit which testifies of Jesus Christ.
"The message is the hope that Christ lives," said Debbie Evans, who owns the exhibit at 152 South State. "Life hasn't gone completely smoothly since I came home from my mission, yet I've never been alone."
There is no admission charge for the exhibit, which is open from noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A DVD presentation with inspirational music plays in the background. It will open through Sept. 3.

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