October 21st, 2010
BLACKFOOT â€” Adjectives such as joyful, thankful, grateful and blessed can be used to describe breast cancer survivor Kim Buck. Come Dec. 23, Buck has been cancer-free for six years.
â€śI feel wonderful,â€ť Buck said. â€śIâ€™m a very blessed lady and I know it.â€ť
In May 2004, Buck was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer.
â€śMy insurance agent had talked me into purchasing cancer insurance the previous September,â€ť Buck said. â€śI just went in for a check-up because I had purchased the insurance.â€ť
IDAHO FALLS â€” Needing a win to extend their season Blackfoot took to the Bonneville auxiliary gym, facing off with the Knights of Hillcrest.
Unfortunately for the Broncos and their fans in attendance, Hillcrest brought their A-game on Wednesday evening, sweeping the Broncos 15-25, 12-25 and 19-25.
IDAHO FALLS â€” A night after a heart breaking loss to Hillcrest the Shelley Russets returned to the court looking to stay alive in the High Country Conference tournament as they battled Madison on the Bonneville court.
After a sluggish start to begin the night, Shelley found themselves battling up hill for the remainder of the evening, leading to a sweep at the hands of the Cats 25-11, 25-21 and 25-17.
BLACKFOOT â€” Despite a down economy, one local business has been growing and is now looking to hire at least 50 new employees.
Premier Technology, Inc., a manufacturing, engineering and construction firm, has recently received several new contracts, requiring the company to seek additional employees.
Premier Technology has partnered with the Idaho Department of Labor to host job fairs throughout the state. The fair in Blackfoot is today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Department of Labor, 155 N. Maple St.
IDAHO FALLS â€” Coming into the High Country Conference 4A district tournament the Blackfoot Broncos sat in the sixth seed. For most of the first game against Bonneville on Tuesday evening, Blackfoot looked every bit of a higher seed as they took it to the Bees for most of the game.
Unfortunately the Broncos could not hold onto a lead, falling 25-22.
"Bonneville only had 4 kills on us in that first game and we gave up some valuable points," Blackfoot head coach Lorin Lilya said. "We just have to get rid of the errors, that is where our main problem is."
Sadie Sydenham, 81, of Lehi, Utah, passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at the Greenwood Manor in Lehi surrounded by her loving family.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at the Riverside Thomas Cemetery.Â Family will meet with friends and relatives from 1 to 1:30 p.m. prior to services atÂ Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot.Â Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clair M. Spencer, 84, a lifetime Blackfoot resident, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Willows Assisted Living Center.
Clair was born April 16, 1926, in Blackfoot to Henry W. and Myrtle Thompson Spencer. He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1944. Following graduation Clair served in the United States Armyduring World War II.
On June 2, 1950, he married Ilajean Nelson in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Students who attend the after-school program at Wapello Elementary visited the Blackfoot Public Library Monday afternoon.
Students attending Wapello Elementary, Fort Hall Elementary and the Independence Alternative High School can participate in this after-school program.
"Wapello and Fort Hall are rural schools," Wapello program coordinator Joy Mickelsen. "We do not have a plethora of books.
"Less than one-third of the students in the after-school had been to the Blackfoot Public Library," Mickelsen said.
Clair M. Spencer, 84, of Blackfoot died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Willows Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at the Blackfoot Fourth Ward, 520 North Shilling, Blackfoot. Burial will follow at the Grove City Cemetery with military rites by the Stewart Hoover Post #23.
Family will meet with friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot and one hour prior to services at the church.
By MELANIE MOORE
THOMAS â€” The Snake River High School Music Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," which opens tonight and runs through Saturday. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Snake River High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5.