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October 7th, 2014

Golf course changes coming?

October 8, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot city leaders are looking at making some big changes to how the city's golf course is operated in an effort to make the popular facility a profitable entitiy. Some of the possible changes include hiring the city's golf pros as city employees and taking over the golf carts to use as city rentals.
Blackfoot city councilman Chris Jensen shared some of his ideas on managing the course at Tuesday's city council meeting after taking a closer look at how neighboring cities Pocatello and Idaho Falls operate their golf courses.

Dora Anderson Pratt Barnes, 88

October 7, 2014

Dora Anderson Pratt Barnes, 88, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, October 4, 2014, after courageously battling cancer and a stroke. 
She was born in Jamestown, Idaho, on July 23, 1926 to Terrence Christian and Cora Harker Anderson. During childhood the family moved several times, eventually ending up in Blackfoot.

Ileen Fried, 67

October 7, 2014

Ileen Fried, 67
One of earth’s most beautiful souls left to start a journey in the heavens as our angel. Before she left she planted seeds that have grown into the most beautiful flowers. These flowers blossomed into wonderful children, and deeply rooted friendships.
On Oct. 2, 2014, Ileen Fried, 67, passed away surrounded by loved ones.

October 6th

It's time to check smoke alarms

October 6, 2014

This week, Oct. 5-11, is National Fire Prevention Week.
"People are encouraged to check their smoke alarms," said Blackfoot Fire Department Capt. Dave Krumenacker. "This is one of the easiest things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your valuables.
"Whenever you change your clocks [for Mountain Standard Time], change batteries in your smoke detectors," he said.
The time change is on Sunday, Nov. 2.

Roscoe E. “Bud” McMullin, 91

October 6, 2014

Roscoe E. “Bud” McMullin, 91, died of natural causes on Sept. 27, 2014. 
He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1923. He married F. Yvonne Poulsen in 1943 who preceded him in death in 2007.
Bud is survived by his daughter, Sandra van der Meer of Spokane, Wash. and son Brent (and Betty) McMullin of Oregon City, Oregon, 4 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. 

True Frances Hanny Ferrar, 96

October 6, 2014

The upheaval of World War I had created gloom over the country but on June 4, 1918, in a little home in Basalt, Idaho, True Frances Hanny presented herself as a bright spot in the lives of her parents, Albert Franklin Hanny and Nellie Florence Dye.
Soon after her birth the family moved to Firth where True was fortunate to spend the remaining 96 years of her life. On Sept. 30, 2014 True left this life to join those of her family who have gone on before her.

Lynden Vance Erickson, 41,

October 6, 2014

 Lynden Vance Erickson, 41, of Idaho Falls, passed away Oct. 1, 2014.
 Lynden was born April 11, 1973, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Victor Otto Erickson and Betty Jean Schley Erickson. He grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls, and graduated from Skyline High School. He also attended Ricks College where he received his Associate’s Degree.
On Oct. 24, 1997, he married Sarah Jo in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.  To this union were born three daughters, Hannah, Hallee, and Harper. Lynden and Sarah made their home in Idaho Falls. Lynden worked for Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot. 

Larry Thomas Brown, 72

October 6, 2014

Larry Thomas Brown, 72, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 in Blackfoot, Idaho due to complications following cancer..
Larry was born on Sept. 19, 1942 in Blackfoot, ID to his parents, Earl and Ethel Brown. He received his high school diploma while serving his country in the U.S. Navy. 
He married Della Pyper in 1960. Together they had three children; they later divorced. He married Carol Anderson and together had two children; they later divorced. He married Faye Davis in 1983 and divorced in 2013. 

October 5th

Local Muslims welcome mosque

October 5, 2014

About 30 women of Muslim faith gathered for prayer, food and camaraderie at the opening of Pocatello's new mosque on Fifth Street in Pocatello on Friday evening. The gathering marked the breaking of a fast and the celebration of Eil-al-Adha, a holiday that celebrates the scriptural figure Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son.

October 2nd

Cancer patient has positive attitude

October 3, 2014

If you need a lift in your life, talk to cancer patient Deserae Jones of Blackfoot.
Asked what advice she would give others, Jones said, "Attitude is everything.
"I'm around a lot of cancer patients," she said. "Some are happy; some are negative.
"You need to accept the situation and move on," Jones said. "The key is a positive attitude."
Last May, Jones discovered a "weird lump" while washing. That discovery was made on a Friday. She went to a doctor the following Monday, had a mammogram on Wednesday and was told she had cancer on Saturday.


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