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September 20th, 2010

Seth J. Taylor

September 21, 2010

Seth J. Taylor, 86, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at home.

Roger M. Williams

September 21, 2010

Roger M. Williams, 55, passed away Sept. 18, 2010, in the arms of his loved ones at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 22, 1955, in Idaho Falls to Alton E. Williams and Joyce Elizabeth Obrey Williams.
Roger grew up in the Idaho Falls-Iona area and attended Bonneville High School.
He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for 27 years. Prior to working at the INL, he worked at Ermal’s and had an automotive repair shop at his home.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

Foster care's a family affair

September 20, 2010

THOMAS — When state officials call Paul and Jacque Burt about possible placement of a foster child, they ask their children if it's O.K. to bring another child into their home.
"It's a family affair; everyone is part of the decision," said Jacque, who has been a foster parent for the past nine years. She and Paul began fostering while he was on active duty in the Navy in South Carolina. They have also provided foster care in Georgia and Idaho.
"We don't count," she said of the number they've taken into their home. "We usually do little guys, four and under."

Jump rope team national champions

September 20, 2010

SHELLEY – National champions, Proform Airborne Jump Rope, performed twice Saturday at Spud Day in Shelley.
The team of Paige Barker, Stephanie Bowman and Janessa Brown earned first place at the 2010 National Jump Rope Competition. These three athletes won the national title in “Double Dutch Single Free Style.” The national competition was in June in Galveston, Texas.  
This is the second year in a row Barker earned first place in this event. In 2008, Barker and her teammates placed third.

Fifth graders can earn bikes for perfect attendance

September 20, 2010

BLACKFOOT — For perfect attendance this school year, every fifth grader in District 55 (Blackfoot) will be given a new 21-speed Diamondback Mountain Bike by Phil Meador Toyota in Pocatello.
A 2011 model year bike will be special ordered and purchased from Scott's Ski and Sports in Pocatello, Jason Meador from Phil Meador Toyota said.
The program is called Perfect Attendance Spells Success (PASS), Meador said. The program is for every fifth grader attending school in District 55 (Blackfoot), Pocatello and American Falls.

Guard to depart Today

September 20, 2010

BLACKFOOT — National Guard soldiers from the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team from throughout Idaho are departing today for Camp Shelby in Mississippi.

Three planes are departing from the Idaho Falls Airport this morning between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. This afternoon, two planes will depart from the Pocatello Regional Airport between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Idaho personal income increases

September 20, 2010

Total personal income in Idaho rose back over $50 billion this spring on an annualized basis, marking the first time personal income has been that high since summer 2008.

The nine-tenths of a percent increase from the winter quarter was driven by a substantial rise in the amount of transfer payments – Social Security, disability, pension, unemployment and other benefits – Idahoans received during the second quarter of this year. The increase also reflects a modest uptick in worker wages that was partially offset by a slight decline in business profits.

Kay Perkins Lyman, 95

September 20, 2010

Kay Perkins Lyman, 95, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15,
2010, in Blackfoot.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at the Blanding LDS Stake Center in Blanding, Utah. Family is under the care of Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot. Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

Seth J. Taylor, 86

September 20, 2010

Seth J. Taylor, 86, of Emmett and formerly of Blackfoot died Friday, Sept. 17, at home.
Services pending and under the direction of Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett.

Alma Reid, 89

September 20, 2010

Alma Reid, an 89-year-old Presto area resident, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at her home surrounded by family following an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Hawker Funeral Home.

 

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