Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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Bryce Clark

After graduation I was working for the Fish and Game Department. I worked for them and went to college at ISU in Idaho Falls until 2000. I started dating my wife, Shelli, July of 1998 and when she graduated in 2000 we were married that September. After we were married I quit the Fish and Game and in 2001, went to work as a plumbing apprentice. I went back to school to become a journeyman plumber. In April of 2003 we had a son, Cade. He is 4 and in preschool now. He is also an avid outdoorsmen who loves to sit in a tree stand or go out in our jet boat fishin' with his dad! We also have a daughter, Saylee. She 15 months and a handful! It's funny how different boys are from girls. This little girl sure has her daddy wrapped around her little finger though! In February of 2004, I had major ankle surgery. They removed 3 inches of bone that was fused together from each of my ankles. My feet are great now though, I play Ririe City League basketball every winter and try to be as active as my time allows me to be. In 2005 I started working for Holeshot Plumbing. Last year the company changed ownership and I had the chance to become one of the new partners. So far so good as far as business goes. As fast a Southeast Idaho is growing I see another great year ahead of us. I am still friends with Tyson Barney and Chance Peterson. Our families do a lot together. In fact, we just got back from a trip to Cancun with Chance and his wife Richelle (Woods). We had a blast. Our kids are even close - Payton (Tyson's) was born 6 months earlier than Kashlyn (Chance's), and she is 10 days older then Saylee.

Beau Smith- Insurance

I am an agent for American Family Insurance, Providing Auto, home, Life, and business Insurance. beausmithagency.com

Beau Smith , Agent
American Family Insurance
690 West Quinn RD Ste A,
Pocatello ID, 83202
Office - 208-237-1387
Fax - 208-478-5063
Cell - 208-390-4005

Friday, February 22, 2008

Real Estate

I am an assistant to Lani VanderBeek at WinStar Realty. (Yes, she is my mom.) My dad recently retired from the INL (after 35 years!) and works with her too. The site that I created is at www.IdahoWelcomeHome.com. (I'm rather proud of it.) On my site you can search for any home in the Snake River MLS or take a virtual tour of the homes we have for sale. For the months of February and March we are having a drawing to give out a $50 dinner to a qualified buyer that has gone to see one of our houses. Also on the site are useful links to local city, county, and state home pages; sex offender registries (you'd be surprised who lives near you!); and information on schools, including private schools. Take a look at my site and tell me what you think! Of course, if you are even thinking of buying or selling you will want to call Lani (pronounced Lonnie). She has years of experience helping first-time or low-income home buyers, is an Accredited Buyer Representitive, and is the only Ambassador Agent for Single Parent Properties in all of Idaho. (Single Parent Properties helps single parents and low-income buyers get into a home and learn how to avoid predatory lending.) Call her now at 208-403-5800 and tell her I sent you! --Sandi Rowe

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jana Tanner Ralphs

After graduation I went to Ricks for one semester and then moved to Utah. I met my husband in 2000 and we were married a year later. After three years of marriage we had our son Tanner (some people are confused by this but of course his last name is not Tanner)!! He is going to turn 4 in March. I went back to school at LDS Business College a couple of years ago and received a certification for medical transcription. I have been working from home for about a year as a transcriptionist for Primary Children's emergency room and love being able to be at home with my son. We still live in Utah and love being so close to the mountains. In October we found out that we are having twins which came as a big surprise. We found out just recently that they are both boys! So I cannot say if I will be at the reunion since I am due in May although I will try my best to come and see everyone. I hope you are all doing well and that I get to see you soon.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Thank You!

Thanks to all who voted on the poll, we really appreciate it. We had 67 people say they are coming, 127 people total with spouses and dates. We have now reserved a room! IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE TO VOTE, YOU CAN STILL COME TO THE DINNER, we just needed an good estimate to get the right room size. We will post more details about the reunion later.
Thanks again, you guys are the best!
The reunion committee

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

We Need Your Vote! Class of 98 only please.

We are working hard to plan a fun reunion for everyone to attend! One of the events will be held in the evening at the Shilo Inn. We need to reserve a room and would like to find out how many people are planning to attend. The cost will be $30 per person or $60 per couple, dinner is included in the price, as well as the cost of putting together the reunion, prizes ect... This will be the only cost required for events related to the reunion. Please vote in the poll on the right. Please be accurate, we will be putting down a large deposit and want to make sure we get the right size room.

If you look at this website and your name (or someone you know) is on the missing persons list (on the right side of the blog, scroll down) PLEASE email your email address and contact information to rigbyreunion98@gmail.com. If you don't want us to know that info, please email us and tell us so we can stop looking for you. We've found 177 of you, but need to find the rest. Thank you in advance for all your help!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Erica Jensen Bird

After High School I attended Career Beauty College where I graduated from Cosmetology. In 99 I moved to Salt Lake City with Jana Tanner were I went to work in a salon.
In 2000 I moved back to Rigby and continued doing hair. I met my husband through mutual friends, and three month's after dating we were engaged. We were married in July 2001. We moved to Nampa where I started working in a salon and Assistant managing a beauty supply house. After almost 3 years of marriage we had our first child, Maddison. She is going to be 4 in March and just started her first year of dance! Two years later we had our son Kaden who will be 2 in May.
Since having our first child, I am a stay at home mom. I still do hair for friends and family, and I also do the bookwork for our Trucking company that we own and run out of Nampa.
I'm excited to see everyone and hope your all Happy and Healthy!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Amy Thomas Wilcox

Ten years and so much to catch up on. After graduation, I attend Ricks College, graduated with a degree in music and moved to Boise in 2000 to attend Boise State. What a fabulous place Boise turned out to be. I never dreamed of going to BSU, but it was one of the best decisions I ever made! While there, I had the opportunity to be involved in the LDS institute and that is where life took some surprising turns for me!

While in a dating and relationships class, I met my future hubby - though at the time he was dating someone else. Four months later, we both found ourselves in the presidency of the student council at the BSU Institute of Religion, and twelve months after that we were the best at making excuses to work together on projects. Wedded bliss entered our lives in August of 2002 & I graduated with a Bachelors degree in music in December.
We now have two gorgeous daughters, Eleanor-4 and Eliza-almost 2. We moved to Spanish Fork, Utah after Matthew graduated from BSU and was hired to teach seminary at Provo High School (though he is now at Spanish Fork High School teaching). Confusion about why we were moved to Utah was cleared up when Eliza, our second daughter was born. She has several ‘issues’ but has been such a joy. The first year of her life was pretty tough, but now it is smooth sailing.
Eliza’s biggest difference is that she is deaf, so we use American Sign Language in our home and attend the Deaf ward in Provo each Sunday. Learning another language is tough, but so worth it - even Eleanor our oldest is a pro at signing to her little sister.
Life is great, we have a great townhouse (oh to have a yard, though!) that is big enough for our family and then some. I get to be a mom and a wife. Matthew has a fabulous job close to home, and we live far enough away from family to miss them, and close enough to see them often!!