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Summer is almost here!

General Announcements
As spring approaches, we eagerly await the arrival of warmer weather.  With the warmer weather we will begin another season of summer maintenance at the cemetery.  A few dates to remember: April 7th - Spring clean up. The following items will be removed and disposed of: All live flowers, balloons, all artificial flowers not fully contained within the base of the headstone or are worn and/or tattered All decorations, not fully contained within the base of the headstone All shepherds hooks, not fully contained within the base of the headstone April 16th - Summer maintenance resumes Mowing and watering operations will fully resume May 28th - Memorial day We'll have staff available at the cemetery from 9:00 AM until 6:00, Saturday May 26th, and Monday May 28th to answer questions and…
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BOARD MEETING – 1ST QUARTER 2018

General Announcements
Our quarterly board meeting, for the 1st quarter of 2018, will be held March 12th, 2018 at the Snake River Community Library, located at 924 W. Highway 39, Blackfoot, Idaho.  All interested persons are invited to attend.  Public comment may be scheduled in advance by contacting sexton@riversidethomascemetery.org.
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Board Meeting – 4th Quarter 2017

General Announcements
Our quarterly board meeting, for the 4th quarter, will be held November 2nd, 2017 at the Snake River Community Library, located at 924 W. Highway 39, Blackfoot, Idaho.  All interested persons are invited to attend.  Public comment may be scheduled in advance by contacting sexton@riversidethomascemetery.org.
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Fall Maintenance Operations

General Announcements
As our summer draws to a close, we'd like to acknowledge our hard working maintenance staff.  They have put in a tremendous amount of effort this summer.  Their hard work has not gone unnoticed. Thank you 2017 maintenance crew! That said, we are winding down our summer maintenance season.  Here is a list of relevant dates for the next few weeks: September 27th - Grave sodding begins for burials completed since the spring sodding. October 1st - Headstone trimming concluded for winter season. October 1st - Grass watering schedule transitions to an as-needed basis. October 7th - Bulk grass mowing transitions to an as-needed basis. October 14th - Summer maintenance season officially ends, no watering or mowing will occur after this date. November 1st - Winter season opening and closing fees…
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Memorial Day Flowers & Decorations

General Announcements
As a reminder, the Monday immediately following the Memorial Day holiday (June 5th, 8:00 AM), the cemetery will temporarily close, to conduct it's annual spring clean up.  This annual event helps keep the cemetery clean and litter free.  Secondary to the cemeteries location at the top of the hill, we are frequently exposed to Idaho's harsh winds.  These winds cause decorations to blow away, and litter the cemetery and our neighbors yards, thus the cleanup is very necessary.  The cemetery will be closed during this time--please be respectful of the temporary closing. The following items will be removed: All live flowers All decorations not fully contained within the base of the headstone Decorations that can be blown away Other items deemed "refuse" Worn and/or tattered items We strongly suggest patrons remove everything…
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Management Change

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After over 20 years of dedicated service our sexton, Jolene Farmer, has decided to retire.  During her career at the cemetery, Jolene served as secretary, and for the better portion of that time, as sexton.  Truly, there is not a job here that Jolene hasn't done.  We appreciate the many years of valued service Jolene has provided.  Her service and dedication to making the cemetery a beautiful resting place will always be remembered. In addition to Jolene's retirement, our longest serving board member, Duane Jensen, has also retired from his position.  Duane has long served as board chairman.  In addition to his clerical duties as chairman, Duane was always willing to lend a hand and assist with burials and other tasks at the cemetery.  His service to the community and cemetery will…
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