September 7th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” Friends and family of local tattoo artist Kim Nakamura are raising funds to honor his memory with a headstone.
Nakamura died Aug. 28 of complications from a medical illness. He owned and operated Til Death Tattoo at 1010 W. Bridge St. Ste. A.
His longtime friend Juan Soltero of Salty's Ink Tattoos in Pocatello is offering tattoos at Kim's shop today. All proceeds will help purchase a headstone, with any additional proceeds going to Kim's five-year-old daughter. T-shirts and CD's of Kim's rap music are also for sale.
Garth Lee, 82, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. at his home in Moreland.
Funeral services will be at 11a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at the Hawker Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Family will meet with friends one hour prior to services at the Funeral Home.
Mary Louise Chapman, formerly of Blackfoot, passed away on June 20, 2011, with her family at her side. She will be remembered as a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
Mary Louise and Lorna Faye Morse were born on Sept. 8,
1919, in Cedar Hill, Idaho. During their formative years, the twins were inseparable. Being a twin was very special to both of them and they cherished their special relationship throughout their lives.
BLACKFOOT â€” Nine-year-old drivers of Shire and Belgian draft horses competed Monday morning at the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF).
Kirsten Barney, age 9, won first place driving two Shires. Zoey Olaveson, age 9, won second place driving two Belgians.
The girls put the draft horses through their paces. On command, they put the horses into a trot, walked them, turned them a different direction and backed them up.
Kirsten said this was the second time she has driven the team.
"She rides horses so she knows how to handle them," her mom said.
BLACKFOOT â€” Lyle Albertson and his Strait Country Band will perform as the backup band for the local winners of the KUPI Texaco Country Showdown from 7â€”8:30 p.m. tonight on the West Events Free Stage at the Eastern Idaho State Fair (EISF).
Albertson and his band have been performing up and down the valley and in surrounding states "for about a hundred years," he said.
Albertson and his band have produced three cd'sâ€”"Cowboys Like Us," "Just for Friends," and "My Own Stuff," that is made up of Albertson's original songs.
BLACKFOOT â€“ The antique department at the Eastern Idaho State Fair invites everyone to view the impressive array of Depression era shakers and canisters in an exhibit honoring the kitchen of the Depression era.
The display features hundreds of items from John Warren's personal collection.
Warren, the exhibit coordinator, has been collecting items for years and says he is happy to have a venue where they can be viewed and shared with others.
BLACKFOOT â€” The variety of chickens that were exhibited in the showmanship class at the Eastern Idaho State Fair almost equaled the number of participants.
Chickens that were shown included two Rhode Island Reds, an Americana, an Easter Egger, Black Polish and Creole Old English.
The breeds of chickens were developed in different regions of the country, Judge Jim Adkins said. Thirteen different breeds have been developed in the U.S.
He then asked the two showing Rhode Island Reds for a little history.
BLACKFOOT â€” The second annual Southeast Idaho Buddy Walk will be at Jensen Grove Sept. 17 and organizers are seeking teams to register for the event.
The Buddy Walk is an event to raise funds and awareness for those with Down syndrome.
"Our goal is to raise awareness for people with Down syndrome," said Liz Larsen, who is helping to organize the Buddy Walk. "It's one of the highest occurring genetic disabilities."
There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States and one in every 750 babies born each year are diagnosed with Down syndrome.
BLACKFOOT â€“Â The Creamy Creations booth at the fair advertises ice cream, hamburgers and more. But, locals know the "more" is really the hidden secret. Delicious treats like hand dipped chocolate raspberries, fresh huckleberry shakes, homemade caramel suckers and chocolate dipped cheesecake have kept fairgoers returning since 1989.
Jan and Arden Smith, along with their four children, believe that families should work hard and play hard. The Eastern Idaho State Fair is a combination of both for the family of well seasoned concessionaires.
POCATELLO â€” It was a moment filled with joy and relief as 40 soldiers with the 116th Cavalry Brigade of the Idaho National Guard arrived home Sunday afternoon.
For Benny and Chelsea Mirelesâ€”who were married just weeks before deploying to Iraq last yearâ€”coming home means reuniting with their families and spending time together outside a war zone.
"We had the privilege of being together on the same base," said Benny Mireles, who is from Shelley. "I got to see her every day."
Chelsea's mother, Peggy Marlor from Jerome, said she was comforted in knowing they were serving together.