June 4th, 2014
Be good to your work, your word, and your friend.â€ťÂ â€¨â€•Â Ralph Waldo Emerson
â€śWaste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.â€ťÂ â€¨â€•Â Marcus Aurelius,Â Meditations
Earl Eugene Farmer, a great man, departed this world on May 31, 2014. He was attended to in his final moments by his wife Evelyn and grandson, Ethanâ€”both of whom took the sudden medical emergency with the same strength and calm he had always shown in his own life.Â
Ask any of the fifth graders from Blackfoot School District who were awarded a free bike from Phil Meador Toyota in Pocatello for their perfect attendance and most will say that it was a "piece of cake."
Nearly 80 student from the district received a free mountain bike, helmet, and an award certificate, while they and their families were treated to a pasta dinner from Villano's Italian Restaurant at the finale of Phil Meador's "PASS" (Perfect Attendance Spells Success) Program on Tuesday evening.
Dianna Gayle Olsen Justesen, 69, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at her home after a long battle with cancer.
Dianna was born July 30, 1944 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Darwin Olson and Lela Rodgers.Â She was raised in the Blackfoot area, attending Blackfoot schools.
She worked at Basic American Foods for 14 years. Â
She was a strong and independent woman who maintained her own home and raised sheep for many years.Â Her yard and gardens were always pristine and she took much deserved pride in both.
Gary Dean Ward, 74, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at his home.
Gary was born Feb. 22, 1940 in Marysville, Idaho to James Wood Ward and Glennavon Wirick.Â Gary was the fourth child of 14, five of his siblings dying at or shortly after birth.Â He was raised in the Riverside area and attended Snake River schools.
He worked as a mechanic on farm equipment, cars and trucks.Â He was also a logger, working in many areas, including Island Park, making post, poles and firewood.Â In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
By JASON ENES
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot American Legion baseball team opened the 2014 season with a bang on Monday pounding out 31 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Idaho Falls Rangers at Blackfoot High School.
The boys of summer wasted little time showing that a run to a state 'A' title is the teams goal for this season.
The Broncos took game one 15-5 in five innings and took game two 16-6 in five innings behind a pair of eight-run innings.
The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC) needs the support of the community for Friday night's concert.
Country star Ty Herndon and popular Nashville band "Due West" will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. and programming director Susan Mann is asking the community to step up and help fill up the auditorium.
"If you ever enjoyed an event at the BPAC, we ask that you support this concert," Mann stated. "We need a good audience for this show."
Mann stressed that poor attendance at concerts can decrease future funding for the BPAC and make it difficult to attract good shows to the facility.
Marilyn, 63, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, after a battle with cancer.Â
Marilyn was born Feb. 10, 1951 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Ross and LaFay Chandler.Â She spent her childhood years in Sterling until the family moved to Wapello.
She married Robert Walters on July 25, 1968, and they had two children, Ricky and Connie.Â Robert passed away on Sept. 18, 1978 from a sudden brain aneurism.Â
Rose Marie Fullmer, 88, a former Blackfoot resident, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Legacy Village in Taylorsville, Utah.
Rose Marie was born March 26, 1926 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Theodore and Marion
Adams Parsons.Â SheÂ attended school and received a GED after which she attended some college.Â During her lifetime Rose Marie has lived in Blackfoot, Idaho; Afton, Wyo.; South Jordan and Taylorsville, Utah.
On Feb. 13, 1944 she married Darcel Fullmer in Dillon, Mont.Â Darcel preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1968.
Anna Mae Baldree, 88, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the
Bingham Memorial Hospital
Anna was born Feb. 25, 1926 in Blackfoot, to Michael Johnson Jr. and Elsie May Paskett.Â She was raised and attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1944.Â Following graduation she attended nursing school and did her nurse's training at Thomas-Dee Memorial Hospital.
On June 7, 1956, Anna married her sweetheart Joseph Timothy Baldree, Jr.Â in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â Joseph preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2013.
It's an emotional time when folks take the time to decorate the graves of their loved ones during the Memorial Day weekend or throughout the year. However; emotions can quickly turn to hurt and anger, when it is discovered that what has been placed on those graves has been stolen.