October 19th, 2010
Clair M. Spencer, 84, a lifetime Blackfoot resident, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Willows Assisted Living Center.
Clair was born April 16, 1926, in Blackfoot to Henry W. and Myrtle Thompson Spencer. He attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1944. Following graduation Clair served in the United States Armyduring World War II.
On June 2, 1950, he married Ilajean Nelson in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€” Students who attend the after-school program at Wapello Elementary visited the Blackfoot Public Library Monday afternoon.
Students attending Wapello Elementary, Fort Hall Elementary and the Independence Alternative High School can participate in this after-school program.
"Wapello and Fort Hall are rural schools," Wapello program coordinator Joy Mickelsen. "We do not have a plethora of books.
"Less than one-third of the students in the after-school had been to the Blackfoot Public Library," Mickelsen said.
Clair M. Spencer, 84, of Blackfoot died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Willows Assisted Living in Blackfoot.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at the Blackfoot Fourth Ward, 520 North Shilling, Blackfoot. Burial will follow at the Grove City Cemetery with military rites by the Stewart Hoover Post #23.
Family will meet with friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot and one hour prior to services at the church.
By MELANIE MOORE
THOMAS â€” The Snake River High School Music Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," which opens tonight and runs through Saturday. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Snake River High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5.
SHELLEY â€” Aaron Adams simply would not be denied. With under a minute remaining in the fourth quarter Adams carried the ball twice from the three yard line. The first time for a touchdown. The second for a go ahead 2-point conversion, lifting the Russets to a thrilling 22-21 conference victory over the Blackfoot Broncos.
"I said we're running slot left, twenty-one counter dive reverse and we're scoring the blank word." Shelley head coach Dave Hadley said. "We believed in ourselves, trusted in each other and wow, that was awesome."
Cloda Neeley McCrory 88, of Blackfoot passed away quietly at her home surrounded by those she loved on Oct. 12, 2010.Â She was born Dec. 4, 1921, in Preston to Elmer and LaVern Orchard Neeley.Â She graduated from Pocatello High School in 1939.Â She married Orville F. (Mac) McCrory in 1942.Â Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Mountain View Middle School (MVMS) students honored their principals Thursday as part of National Principals Month.
The idea came from the Snake River Junior High, Bonnie Harwood, student council advisor said.
The morning announcement at MVMS declared, â€śWeâ€™re sending our principals to the tropics; please make it like paradise for them.â€ť
In the morning, students greeted the principals with leis, lounge chairs and orange-pineapple drinks.
BLACKFOOT â€” Gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred stopped in Blackfoot Thursday to meet supporters and to answer questions from concerned citizens.
The Democratic candidate drew approximately 100 peopleâ€”from staunch supporters to skepticsâ€”to a meet and greet event Thursday evening.
Allred, who believes in a government by and for the people and not for special interest, said his two priorities are education and reducing the tax burden for Idahoans.
BLACKFOOT â€” Basic American Foods is providing a new benefit for employees â€” free healthcare.
A new health clinic located at the Blackfoot Basic American facility, will provide employees and their families with free office visits, free laboratory tests and free prescriptions. There are approximately 450 employees at Basic American in Blackfoot.
â€śOur main goal is to keep employees healthy,â€ť Human Resources Manager Ken Carrol said.
ABERDEEN - A quintet of Lady Tiger spikers suited up for the final time in front of the home crowd and despite a spirited rally from two sets down, fell to the visiting Lady Dragons of Malad in five sets, 25-15, 25-20, 23-25, 23-25 and 15-11.
"We proved once again that we can play with anyone in our district," said Coach Melanie Beck. "We just need to put it all together at one time and we could beat some of these teams that have edged us of late."