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December 22nd

Children of St. Bernard's to present Nativity play

December 23, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Members of the community are welcome to St. Bernard Catholic Church's Nativity play on Friday.
Director Donna Blackman said several of the parish's children will present the play at 5 p.m.
"There's no charge," Blackman said. "This is the children's gift to the community as we celebrate Christmas."
Blackman said the play, which features the story of the birth of Jesus Christ and many familiar hymns, will last about 30 minutes.
She said those who attend are welcome to stay for services which will follow immediately after completion of the play.

Panthers complete season sweep of Broncos

December 23, 2010

THOMAS — Snake River vs Blackfoot. A highly charged situation regardless of circumstances. On Wednesday night, the emotions were ratcheted up just a bit as Blackfoot took to the hardwood with their coach in the stands but not on the bench due to a controversial decision by the Blackfoot superintendent.
The Blackfoot players honored their embattled coach by wearing his name on the back of their warm ups as well as his initials on their arms.

Vera Clark Oram, 90

December 22, 2010

Vera Clark Oram was born October 5, 1920 to George H. and Louise Parker Clark in Blackfoot, Idaho. She was delivered at home by her Grandmother Clark. Her grandmother had also delivered her five sisters and one brother before her, and the two more sisters that were to come later. When she was four years old the family moved to the last house on West Center Street and that is where she and her brother and eight sisters grew up.

Packer placed on administrative leave

December 22, 2010

BLACKFOOT – The Blackfoot School District School Board announced in a press release they have placed Coach Jonathan Packer on administrative leave from his coaching duties effective December 23, 2010 pending the investigation and review of the hazing incidents.
Blackfoot School Board released the following statement:

December 21st

Firth improves, but falls to Soda-Springs

December 22, 2010

FIRTH — Normally, when a team out-rebounds and out-shoots their opponent from the free throw line, that team will find themselves in the win column.
Not so on Tuesday night as the visiting Lady Cardinals of Soda-Springs were able to overcome those two categories in the stat column in a 57-42 win over Firth.
"Soda-Springs is one of the elite teams in our division, they really are," Firth head coach Sharla Cook said. "They have an excellent team and they did a good job tonight of hitting clutch shots."

Vera Oram, 90

December 21, 2010

Vera Oram, 90, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Michael Lyle Lish, 55

December 21, 2010

Michael Lyle Lish, 55, of Blackfoot passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Military rites will be provided by the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23. Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

Marvin Earl Christiansen, 76

December 21, 2010

Marvin Earl Christiansen, 76, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
He was born Dec. 11, 1934 in Blackfoot, the son of William Earl Christiansen and Orissa M. Hansen.
Marvin graduated from Snake River High School.
He was a member of the National Guard.
On February 1, 1969, he married Judy Deon Winterbottom in Blackfoot. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on June 2, 2006.

Jack Schild, 76

December 21, 2010

Jack Schild, 76, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at The Gables Assisted Living Center in Idaho Falls. He was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Pocatello, to Henry Schild and Ruth Lanham Jefferies. Jack attended school at Tyhee Elementary and Irving Jr. High in Pocatello.
On Dec. 31, 1956, he married Wilma Doris Dear in Elko, Nev. Doris passed away in 1973, and in 1976 Jack married Renae Richardson in Blackfoot. Renae helped him finish raising his five children.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mayo Sherald Truman, 86

December 21, 2010

Mayo Sherald Truman, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his home.
Sherald was born Oct. 30, 1924, in Huntington, Utah to Iver Oscar and Meleta Cloe Black Truman. Sherald was raised in Huntington, attending and graduating from Huntington schools. He then spent two years at Utah State University.
On April 3, 1952, Sherald married Beverly Bingham in Groveland. After they were married, they lived in Helena, Mont., for a time, then moved to Blackfoot in December of 1956 and resided there until his passing.

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