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Judge rejects Rhoades' request for stay of execution

November 15, 2011

BOISE (AP) — A federal judge has refused to postpone the execution of an Idaho inmate slated to be put to death this Friday.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush said in a 43-page ruling Monday he would not grant a stay of execution to Paul Ezra Rhoades.
Rhoades, who was convicted of killing three people and sentenced to death for two of the murders, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Nov. 18.

Soldier's friends celebrate his retirement

November 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — When Annie Gardner first started looking into enlisting in the Idaho National Guard, Jim Blake was there as her recruiter.
"When I got to basic training, everything he said was spot on," said Gardner. She noted that other soldiers told her that their recruiters had painted vastly different pictures of the experience.
"He didn't lie to me," Gardner said.
Gardner recalled Blake's support as friends met at the National Guard Armory for a retirement social on Monday.

Firth feed for football team scheduled Wednesday

November 15, 2011

FIRTH — To raise money for the Firth football team to travel to Moscow for the state 2A finals, a spaghetti feed will be from 6—8 p.m. Wednesday in the Firth High School cafeteria. A pep rally will follow the dinner.
The football moms are sponsoring the spaghetti feed. Cost is $5 per individual and $20 per family.
The money will go to help pay for expenses for the football team's trip to Moscow for the state championship.
"We estimate it will cost $3,000 for the bus," said Firth High School principal Jeff Gee.

Math-a-thon adds up for Ridge Crest

November 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — School fundraisers are now more important than ever. With deep budget cuts schools are reliant on the extra funds generated through fundraisers to help fill in the gaps.
While some schools are sticking with the tried and true -- others are venturing into new territory, hoping the risk will pay off. Ridge Crest Elementary is one school that decided to try something new this year and its switch from a catalog order to a math-a-thon equalled big success.

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