To Las Vegas—Rhett Thornley, son of Wade and Amy Thornley of Lewisville, has been called to serve a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in the Nevada Las Vegas Mission. He spoke at the Lewisville First Ward Nov. 25. He reported to the Missionary Training Center Nov. 28

To Texas— Nathan Jared Byram, son of BJ and Maria Byram, of Rigby, has been called to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in the Lubbock, Texas Mission. He will speak Nov. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Garfield 5th Ward, 5 North 3900 E. He reports to the Missionar…

Dulce Chavez, a senior at Clark County High School, was recently awarded a scholarship by the District Six Idaho volleyball officials. She plans to attend college in Idaho Falls at the College of Eastern Idaho in the fall. Her plans are to go into medical assisting and eventually obtain a ba…

Rigby resident and Korean War Veteran George Marriott recently received his 60-year pin with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1004.

To Honduras—Ty Hancock, son of Matt and Nancy Hancock, of Menan, has been called to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in the Honduras, Tegucigalpa Mission. He spoke Sept. 23. He reports to the Mexico Missionary Training Center Oct. 10.

To Washington— Daniel Brent Ball, son of R. Duane and Becky Ball, of Grant, has been called to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in the Washington Seattle Mission. He will speak Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Grant LDS Church. He reports to the Missionary …

To Pennsylvania — Kyler Keetch, son of Thad and Tracy Keetch, of Menan, has been called to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission. He will speak Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. in Menan 2nd Ward. He reports to the Missionary Tra…

To Columbia— Preston Ames, son of Patrick and Mary Kaye Ames, has been called to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in the Columbia Bogota North Mission. He will speak Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. at the Rudy/Clark Building. He reports to the Mission Training Cent…

Lael Lofgran, of Rigby, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. the Rigby City Park at the Bob Brown Shelter.

Darline Tolley Simmons, of Rigby, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house for friends and family Aug. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ririe Stake Center.

To Argentina—Brayden J. Mecham, son of Justin and Lori Mecham, has been called to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Argentina Mendoza Mission. He will speak Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Grant Church. He reports to the Missionary Training Center …

The Daughters of Vern and Karen Fowler are hosting an open house to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. It will be held on August 4th from 5-7 pm. At 413 N 4200 E Rigby, Idaho. As always, at the Fowler home, everyone is welcome. Vern and Karen would love to have you come by relax, shar…

Duane Tomchak, of Roberts, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house August 5, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m. at 789 N 2900 E in Roberts.

To California — Brayson Bramwell, son of Dan and JoEllen Bramwell, of Dubois, has been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California Rancho Cucumonga Mission. He will speak at Beaver Creek LDS Church at 10 a.m. Brayson will enter the Provo Mi…

RETURNS—Tucker Hancock, son of Matt and Nancy Hancock, of Menan, is returning from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Spain Malaga Mission. He will speak July 8 at 9 a.m. at the Menan red brick church.

To Africa — Abigail Kunz, daughter of Trisha and Eric Kunz, of Rigby, has been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Zimbabwe Harare Mission. She will speak June 24 at 11 a.m. at the Grant Church building. She enters the Missionary Training Cent…

Breck Steele and Carson Harris Jacobs are making plans for their wedding on Friday, June 29, 2018 in the Meridian Idaho LDS Temple.

To Canada — Olivia Sophie Gneiting, daughter of James and Julie Gneiting, has been called to serve an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Winnipeg Canada Mission. She will be speaking June 24 at 1 p.m. in Lewisville 1st Ward. She will enter the Provo M…

Shirley Ward Young, formerly of Rigby, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house Saturday, June 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Fairwinds Sand Creek located at 3310 Valencia Avenue in Idaho Falls.

Anne Close Leonardson was born June 3, 1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She moved to Spencer, Idaho at a young age. She graduated from high school in Spencer. Elmer C. Leonardson of Dubois, Idaho won Anne’s heart and they were married in 1939. They lived in Dubois and made many memories there w…

Sydney Elise Jones, of Rigby, and Corey Michael Saunders, of Sidney, Ohio, will be married Saturday, June 16, 2018 in the Rexburg LDS Temple.

Robert Ryan Winn, of Rigby, has been called to serve a two-year mission in the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is the son of Ryan and Andrea Winn.

Dale H. Richins and Carol A. Richins, of Terreton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at their daughter’s home located at 5705 E Ririe Highway.

Jameson C. Devine, son of Robert and Marilyn Devine, of Rigby, has been called to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission. He will speak June 17 at 9 a.m. at the Rigby Stake Center. He will enter the Mission…

Tom and Karen Jenson, of Rigby, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Friday, June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 388 N. 3800 E. in Rigby.

Alexandra Lisciandra, of Lewisville, and Ethan Poole, of Menan, have chosen to be married Saturday, June 9 at the home of the grooms parents.

Illa Green Rawlins, of Menan, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house May 26, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Menan LDS Stake Center.

As part of National Volunteer Week, Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen Pence, presented the president’s Volunteer Service Award to military spouse Melissa Scott Swensen. She volunteers as a nurse with the Red Cross at the National lntrepid Center of Excellence. Melissa is the wife of To…

Rigby Middle School student, Zachary Hawkes, has been nominated to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, an Envision program to be held this summer in Washington D.C.

The family of Leland Flint is hosting an open house May 5 for his 90th birthday. It is being held at the Sundance LDS Meeting House at 602 Sundance in Rigby from 2 to 4 p.m. We would like for all of his friends throughout the area to attend to wish him a happy 90th birthday. No gifts, please.

TO NEW MEXICO—Robert and Robin Pence, of Rigby, have been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the New Mexico Farmington Mission, Native American Units. They will speak April 29 at 9 a.m. in Rigby 2nd Ward. They enter the Missionary Training Center…

Katelyn Grace Jones, of Rigby, and Porter John Zohner, of Ammon, have chosen to be married April 14, 2018 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

Mataya Taylor, of Lewisville, and Nick White, of South Jordan, Utah, have chosen to be married Saturday, April 14 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

RETURNS—Shayden Banta, of Roberts, son of Weston Banta and Stephanie Parkinson, is returning from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Columbia South Carolina Mission. He will speak April 15 at 9 a.m. at the Roberts church building.

Brienna Stewart, of Dubois, and Anthony Sambrano, of Rigby, were married Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Rexburg.

Merlin Stoddard, of Rigby, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house April 7, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Rigby Senior Citizen Center. No gifts, please.

Norman D. Park, of Ashton, will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house April 7, 2018 from noon to 3 p.m. at 5 North 3900 East in Rigby.

To Nevada — Connor Shippen, of Shane and Nancy Shippen, of Menan, has been called to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Nevada Las Vegas Mission. He will speak March 25 at 9 a.m. in the Menan 2nd Ward. He enters the Missionary Training Center …

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Sarah L. Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

Brent Thomas of Annis, announced his retirement as a director on the Long Island Irrigation Company Board of Directors, at the annual Long Island Irrigation Company meeting Feb. 10.

Isaiah Jody Thornton was born January 10, 2018 at 9:55 p.m. at Mountain View Hospital. Isaiah weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Parents are Cody and Whitney Thornton, of Menan. Grandparents are Jody and Courtney Youngstrom, of Menan, Alan and Audra Thornton, of Wyoming,…

Beverly Williams will celebrate her 80th birthday at an open house on February 3, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the LaBelle Church Building located on 4223 East 528 North in Rigby, Idaho. Friends and family are invited to visit, dance and enjoy this day with her.

To Texas—Scott Jensen, son of Jeremy and Becky Jensen, of Rigby, has been called to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Texas, Houston East Mission. He will speak Jan. 21 in the Red Brick Church, 401 W 1st S. He enters the missionary training p…