November 14th, 2011
BOISE (AP) â€” A federal judge has refused to postpone the execution of an Idaho inmate slated to be put to death this Friday.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush said in a 43-page ruling Monday he would not grant a stay of execution to Paul Ezra Rhoades.
Rhoades, who was convicted of killing three people and sentenced to death for two of the murders, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Nov. 18.
BLACKFOOT â€” When Annie Gardner first started looking into enlisting in the Idaho National Guard, Jim Blake was there as her recruiter.
"When I got to basic training, everything he said was spot on," said Gardner. She noted that other soldiers told her that their recruiters had painted vastly different pictures of the experience.
"He didn't lie to me," Gardner said.
Gardner recalled Blake's support as friends met at the National Guard Armory for a retirement social on Monday.
FIRTH â€” To raise money for the Firth football team to travel to Moscow for the state 2A finals, a spaghetti feed will be from 6â€”8 p.m. Wednesday in the Firth High School cafeteria. A pep rally will follow the dinner.
The football moms are sponsoring the spaghetti feed. Cost is $5 per individual and $20 per family.
The money will go to help pay for expenses for the football team's trip to Moscow for the state championship.
"We estimate it will cost $3,000 for the bus," said Firth High School principal Jeff Gee.
BLACKFOOT â€” School fundraisers are now more important than ever. With deep budget cuts schools are reliant on the extra funds generated through fundraisers to help fill in the gaps.
While some schools are sticking with the tried and true -- others are venturing into new territory, hoping the risk will pay off. Ridge Crest Elementary is one school that decided to try something new this year and its switch from a catalog order to a math-a-thon equalled big success.
THOMAS â€“â€“ Blackfoot Fire Department is now responding to a structure fire at 799 West 100 South. There are reports of a chimney fire at the residence. We will bring you updates as they become available.
UPDATED: 11:15 a.m. â€“Â There are no injuries reported.
UPDATED: 11:22 a.m. - Minor fire resulting in roof damage to the residence. Crews are checking for hot spots.
Clara L. Jensen, 74, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
CHEHALIS, Wash. â€” Jeffrey Lee Alverson, a loving husband, father, and friend passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Nov. 10, 2011, at the age of 46.
Funeral services will be on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at 1 p.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 2195 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, Wash. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church prior to services. Graveside services will be held in Mountainview Cemetery in Pocatello on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at 1 p.m.
FORT HALL â€” Gloria Navo Moore, 67, passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah on Nov. 11, 2011.
Viewing will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, at her residence on Sandy Road. Burial will be on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Gibson Cemetery. Home funeral arrangements are under the care of the family.
Ardith Ogden Cammack, a 73-year-old Blackfoot resident, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah following a long illness.
She was born Dec. 9, 1937, in Blackfoot, the daughter of Arthur Bobkin Ogden and Helen Parks Ogden.
She is a lifelong resident of the Blackfoot area, having attended schools and graduating from Snake River High School.
POCATELLO â€” Veterans from Twin Falls to Soda Springs and Rexburg to Preston received praise for their service at a Red, White and Blue gala on Saturday.
"I think it's great," said Max Rowberry of Blackfoot. "I'm honored to be a part of it.
"We did what we had to do at that time," added Rowberry, a Vietnam vet.
"It warms your heart, I'll tell you that," said Roland Wright, a World War II veteran who graduated from Blackfoot High School. "It stirs my memory of a lot of warm experiences. It causes me to think of some of the heroes of my time."