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June 15th, 2011

Pedro Pelayo, Jr. 23

June 15, 2011

Pedro Pelayo, Jr. 23, of Blackfoot passed away at his home, Monday, June 13, 2011.
He was born June 12, 1988 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Pedro Pelayo, Sr. and Bertha Alicia Moreno.
Pedro attended Blackfoot Schools and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 2006. He participated all four high school years on the soccer team.
On October 28, 2006, he married Angela Patricia Luna in Blackfoot, Idaho.
He joined the Marines and served from 2006-2008.
He was a parishioner of the Catholic Church.

Angels Among Us: Team has raised more than $10,000 for Relay

June 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The top fund-raising team in Blackfoot for Relay for Life is the team from the Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church called “Angels Among Us.” Since January, the team has raised $10,841.43.
“Angels Among Us” ranks third in the southern Idaho-eastern Oregon region. The region stretches from Rexburg to Boise and then into eastern Oregon.
“’Angels Among Us’ is actually two full teams,” said “Angels Among Us” chairman Tom Drysdale. Each team is made up of 20 people so 40 people participate on these teams.

Dinner doubles in attendance

June 15, 2011

BLACKFOOT — The Relay for Life survivor dinner was attended by at least 64 cancer survivors Tuesday evening at the Needlecraft building on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Add family members and the number of people who enjoyed the dinner totaled about 140.
“That’s more than double the number of people who attended last year’s dinner,” said dinner organizer Dawn Larsen.
The dinner was sponsored by On the Spot Cleaning and Restoration and Premier Insurance.
The survival stories were as varied as the survivors.

June 14th

Edith LaVerne Rainey Hall, 87

June 14, 2011

Edith LaVerne Rainey Hall, 87, of Blackfoot, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Bingham Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Blackfoot.
Edith was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Annis, Idaho, to Roy Sylvanus Rainey and Ida Sophia DeRoche Rainey. At the age of 6 her family moved to the Teton Basin homestead of Cummer and Martha Leanora Hall. The Halls then moved to the Rainey’s property in Annis and later became Edith’s in-laws.

June 13th

Relay for Life Survivor Dinner tonight

June 14, 2011

BLACKFOOT – The Relay for Life Survivor Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. this evening in the Arts and Crafts building at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds in Blackfoot. Parking is in the carnival area to the west.
The dinner is not in the Senior Citizen Center.
This year’s speaker is cancer survivor Oleva Blessinger from Riverside.
“My hope is one day they will find a cure for cancers,” she said.

Saddle Up: Library wrangles readers this week

June 14, 2011

BLACKFOOT – Things are a little wild at the Blackfoot Public Library right now. Librarians are dressed like sheriffs and young readers are being deputized.
Registration for the summer reading program opened Monday and librarian Lisa Harral said "we are breaking all records for first day registration. The phones are ringing off the hook, there are tons of people coming in. It is just great."
The theme this summer is "Saddle Up and Read". The library is offering adventure days, activity stations and you will find local faces on wanted posters throughout the summer.

Lorraine O. Mecham, 84

June 13, 2011

POCATELLO – Lorraine O. Mecham, 84, a lifelong resident of Pocatello, passed away on June 7, 2011, at Portneuf Medical Center after suffering a short illness.
Lorraine was born on March 22, 1927, to Albert Barnard and Elizabeth Herbst Olson in Groveland. She attended school first through eighth grades at Groveland and then graduated from Blackfoot High School.
After graduation, she and Marge Denney went to Pocatello and landed jobs from Mountain Bell, later being transferred back to Blackfoot.

Polly (Lankford) Heaney, 87

June 13, 2011

Polly (Lankford) Heaney, 87, a long-time resident of Aberdeen, passed away on June 7, 2011.
She was born March 29, 1924 to William and Mariah (Whitaker) Lankford in Somerset, Kent. Three months before Polly was born, a tornado demolished their home. The family lived with relatives until they relocated to Indianapolis, Ind., where her father helped build the “Brickyard,” home of the Indy 500.
After 3 ½ years they moved to Fort Collins, Colo., where Polly attended a one-room schoolhouse for a year.

Jean V. Berry, 92

June 13, 2011

July 25, 1918 – June 7, 2011
Jean Mary VanSice was born in Helena, Mont. She attended Helena High School, then Montana State University in Bozeman, graduating in 1939.
She married Eugene F. Berry, also of Helena, in 1940. They had six children, spending 28 years in Blackfoot.
Jean was active at various times in League of Women Voters, PEO, Eastern Star, and was a member of DAR. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Following her husband’s death in 1990, she lived in Boise; Coeur d ‘Alene; and Oregon City, Ore. She died at age 92.

June 12th

Relay for Life events scheduled

June 13, 2011

By MELANIE MOORE
mmoore@cableone.net
BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Ladies Golf Association is sponsoring a Relay for Life Golf Tournament Wednesday to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
The tournament will begin at 6 p.m. at the Blackfoot City Golf Course. The cost is $100 per four-person team, which includes green fees and dinner. Cart rental is a separate cost.
Teams are encouraged to register in advance and space is limited to the first 18 teams. To register call the Blackfoot CIty Golf Course at 785-9960.
All proceeds will go towards Relay for Life.

 

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