September 24th, 2011
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations of Chamber members to fill three seats on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
The terms of three members on the board will expire at the end of this year. Nominations from the general membership of the Chamber of Commerce to fill these three seats will be accepted until Oct. 14. Nominations can be made by calling the Chamber at 785-0510, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at PO Box 801, Blackfoot, ID 83221.
ABERDEEN â€“ John Campbell has recently opened his own butcher shop, named Quality Meats, in Aberdeen. Campbell is a custom butcher and has worked in the trade for 16 years.
Campbell trained in the same building that he recently purchased. His apprenticeship was under Treasureâ€™s Custom Pack that, in turn, sold to Klempelâ€™s Fancy Kuts.
Three weeks ago, Campbell opened Quality Meats in the same location, having purchased his business from Klempelâ€™s Fancy Kuts.
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County Stop Soup is just around the corner, and the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency is seeking donations to make the event a success.
Stone Soup will be Oct. 11 at Mountain View Middle School at 5:30 p.m.
Donations of items for the silent auction and raffle are being sought, and Bingham County Program Coordinator Bobette Jackson said itâ€™s a great way for local businesses to give back in a way that also supports their local community.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot School Board of Trustees postponed a decision to accept or deny a petition for the Idaho STEM Academy, a proposed charter high school, after a public hearing Thursday night.
Fermin Avitia Garcia, 79, of Idaho Falls, passed away September 22, 2011 at his home.Â He was under the care of Aspen Home Health & Hospice.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church.Â The family will visit with friends at 6 p.m. Friday at Wood East Side (963 S. Ammon Rd.), with the Rosary at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park.Â Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
Conley D. Clayton, 76, of Rigby, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.
He was born Oct, 5, 1934, in Longrun, Missouri, to Ralph Haskins and Lizzie Clayton.
He was raised and attended schools in Longrun. On May 18, 1954, he married Juanita Arlene Walters in Idaho Falls. To this union they added three children.
He worked in the potato industry and farmed and ranched in the Southeast Idaho area throughout his life.
Randy Rodriguez, Jr., 3 day old infant son of Analicia Contreras and Randy Rodriguez Sr. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Randy was born Sept. 17, 2011 in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Though his days were short on this earth, he was loved and left a lasting imprint on the hearts of his family.
THOMAS â€” Hard to believe but the Snake River volleyball squad dropped a game on Thursday evening. Of course, that hiccup was offset by their normal dominating selves in the other three games in which they won as they emerged victorious with a 25-16, 25-19, 17-25, 25-12 non-conference win over South Fremont.
"It's homecoming week and we just weren't as focused as we normally are," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said.
Jacob Carsten Colbo, 18, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Sept. 30, 1992 in Spokane, Wash., to Michael and Linda Lou Young Colbo. He attended elementary school in Blackfoot and high school at Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis, Ore.
During his lifetime he has lived in Hood River and Corvallis, Ore., and Blackfoot.
Jacob was currently working at Basic American Food.
Marie K. Spraker, 96, passed away in Sandpoint on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
Funeral services will be announced later.
Marie was born on Dec. 30, 1914 in Mountain Home, the daughter of Bill and Esther Caldwell. She was the oldest of four children and was a funloving Irish lass who loved to dance.
On February 15, 1937 she married Bill Spraker in Blackfoot. For many years she worked with her sisterat the Atomic Energy Site near Idaho Falls. She and Bill owned a small farm at Blackfoot where they raised purebred Charolais cattle.