November 29th, 2010
Ralph Hoopes Stantliff, 86, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at his home.
He was born March 24, 1924, in Mountain Home to Eldridge and Edith E. Hoopes Stantliff. He attended school in Mountain Home. He has lived up and down the Snake River Valley, mostly in Blackfoot.
Ralph served in the United States Army medical corps during World War II.
He married Jessie Dirks; they were later divorced.
He worked in potato warehouses in various cities. He loved helping others and helping at the Senior Center.
Ralph enjoyed dancing and visiting with everyone at the senior center.
McKeon James Whitten, born Oct. 1, 2010, returned home to the loving arms of his Heavenly Father, Nov. 24, 2010, due to difficulties from a heart condition. McKeon was the third son of Michael and Kaylene (Tucker) Whitten.
Our sweet little boy was a great blessing to our family. Although he was with us only a short time, he touched the lives of many. McKeon enjoyed being home with his family and being held by his older brothers. We are very grateful for the brief time we were able to spend with him and look forward to when our family can be together again.
Dave Chamberlain, 74, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at the Renaissance Assisted Living center in Pocatello.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling, Blackfoot, and will be announced.
Alice A. Ward Ruddâ€™s Opus
It is quieter in our lives today; the organ and piano are hushed. The music from gifted fingers and a tender loving heart is now being shared with a Celestial Choir. Sweet, charitable Alice died Nov. 27, 2010, at her home, at 3016 W. Cedar Lane in American Falls. She was 80 years old.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€“ Robert â€śBobâ€ť Hemmert followed a circuitous path to get to working with students. He is the Career Center Coordinator at Blackfoot High School.
â€śI love my job,â€ť Hemmert said.
Among other things, the people in the Career Center at the high school help students develop their portfolio, as they line up their classes to meet their long-term goals. On-line classes from Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) are also available. Students can earn both high school and college credit from IDLA classes.
Blackfoot High School senior and trombonist Daniel Burt put on a benefit concert for Blackfoot Community Dinner Table Saturday evening at BPAC. It was also his Eagle Scout project.
By LESLIE MIELKE
BLACKFOOT â€“ The 125 people in the audience at the benefit concert for the Blackfoot Community Dinner Table on Saturday were treated to a fun evening filled with music from a wide spectrum of genre.
People donated 100 coats and $493.
By LESLIE MIELKE
SHELLEY â€”Â Missionary-pastor John Lovegrove and his wife, Sue, had been married one month when they accepted their first calling at the church in Howe, Idaho. That was August 1958. The Lovegroves have been in the ministry 52 years.
John grew up in Sault Sainte Marie in northern Michigan, while Sue grew up in West Virginia. The couple met while they were students at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.
Morning News â€” Melanie Moore
Past chairperson of the Christmas Tree Fantasy Board Linda Seward, who now chairs the gift boutique, shows off some of the items that will be for sale at the Fantasy next week alongside current chairperson Susan Nalley. The Christmas Tree Fantasy begins Nov. 30 with a tea. The tree room will be open Dec. 1-4.
Christmas Tree Fantasy begins Tuesday
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County was shut down Tuesday because of a blizzard that roared through the region. Schools and government offices closed as roads were impassable due to blowing and drifting snow.
Tuesday morning the Bingham County Sheriff's Office announced all roads in Bingham County were closed unless there was an emergency. The roads were to remain closed until they could be cleared by the County Road and Bridge Department. The County Courthouse also closed. All travelers were urged to stay home and off the roads.