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September 23rd, 2011

Fermin Avitia Garcia, 79

September 23, 2011

Fermin Avitia Garcia, 79, of Idaho Falls, passed away September 22, 2011 at his home. He was under the care of Aspen Home Health & Hospice.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church. The family will visit with friends at 6 p.m. Friday at Wood East Side (963 S. Ammon Rd.), with the Rosary at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Conley D. Clayton, 76

September 23, 2011

Conley D. Clayton, 76, of Rigby, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.
He was born Oct, 5, 1934, in Longrun, Missouri, to Ralph Haskins and Lizzie Clayton.
He was raised and attended schools in Longrun. On May 18, 1954, he married Juanita Arlene Walters in Idaho Falls. To this union they added three children.
He worked in the potato industry and farmed and ranched in the Southeast Idaho area throughout his life.

Randy Rodriguez, Jr., infant

September 23, 2011

Randy Rodriguez, Jr., 3 day old infant son of Analicia Contreras and Randy Rodriguez Sr. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Randy was born Sept. 17, 2011 in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Though his days were short on this earth, he was loved and left a lasting imprint on the hearts of his family.

Panthers spike Cougars 3-1

September 23, 2011

THOMAS — Hard to believe but the Snake River volleyball squad dropped a game on Thursday evening. Of course, that hiccup was offset by their normal dominating selves in the other three games in which they won as they emerged victorious with a 25-16, 25-19, 17-25, 25-12 non-conference win over South Fremont.
"It's homecoming week and we just weren't as focused as we normally are," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said.

September 22nd

Jacob Carsten Colbo, 18

September 22, 2011

Jacob Carsten Colbo, 18, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Sept. 30, 1992 in Spokane, Wash., to Michael and Linda Lou Young Colbo. He attended elementary school in Blackfoot and high school at Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis, Ore.
During his lifetime he has lived in Hood River and Corvallis, Ore., and Blackfoot.
Jacob was currently working at Basic American Food.

Marie K. Spraker (Dec. 30, 1914 - Sept. 17, 2011)

September 22, 2011

Marie K. Spraker, 96, passed away in Sandpoint on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
Funeral services will be announced later.
Marie was born on Dec. 30, 1914 in Mountain Home, the daughter of Bill and Esther Caldwell. She was the oldest of four children and was a funloving Irish lass who loved to dance.
On February 15, 1937 she married Bill Spraker in Blackfoot. For many years she worked with her sisterat the Atomic Energy Site near Idaho Falls. She and Bill owned a small farm at Blackfoot where they raised purebred Charolais cattle.

Norma Robertson Howell, 88

September 22, 2011

Norma Robertson Howell, 88, a lifelong resident of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.
Norma was born March 27, 1923, to C. Clifford and Gwyn Williams Robertson. She lived her entire life on or near South Shilling Avenue. She graduated from Blackfoot schools and attended ISC (ISU). She spent many happy days in her youth helping on the family farm and small dairy, delivering milk to the porches of neighbors and customers.

Randy Rodriguez, Jr., infant

September 22, 2011

Randy Rodriguez, Jr., 3-day-old infant son of Analicia Contreras and Randy Rodriguez Sr., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Randy was born Sept. 17, 2011, in Blackfoot.
Though his days were short on this earth, he was loved and left a lasting imprint on the hearts of his family.

Blackfoot champion has lived a full life

September 22, 2011

BLACKFOOT — It has been over 70 years since Bill Twitchell made the winning basket to lead Blackfoot High School to an Idaho state basketball championship.
Since then Twitchell has been a collegiate athlete, a soldier, a coach and a horseman. He has also worked on a movie set and he and his wife, the former Dorothy Jane Wray, have travelled extensively.
"The one thing I learned from my dad was, 'son, give it 110 percent and you'll always have a job," Twitchell said.

Snake River School Board approves contracts

September 22, 2011

THOMAS — The Snake River School Board of Trustees approved all one-year contracts for teachers and extracurricular and special assignment contracts for the 2011-2012 school year at their meeting Wednesday night.
All certified employees within the district not eligible for a continuing contract were placed on a one-year contract, set to expire in June 2012. Superintendent Russell Hammond said they chose not to offer two-year contracts in hopes that salaries may be increased next year with a new contract.

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