Our friend and fellow Rotarian, Jim Blacker, passed away on October 26th.  He was 69 years old.  He had been a very active member of our club for 38 years, 10 months.  He was a Paul Harris Fellow +1.  Jim had served as our pianist for a number of years and is a past sergeant-of-arms for our club. He faithfully participated in bell ringing and the rodeo booth. He was a friend to all and will always be remembered for his humor during our meetings. Jim was a "calm in the storm" kind of guy.
     It is so hard to lose someone so unexpectedly as there is no time to let people know how much we appreciate them.  You can let his wife, Sheri, know that Jim was appreciated by sending a card (3014 Manchester, Caldwell, ID  83605), calling on her sometime, and/or going to his service (TBA).  He was a stellar human being.
     Jim was Caldwell's city council president, and a member of the city council since 2002.  He owned Blacker Appliance and Furniture (later Ashley's) for many years.  After he left the business, he became very active in his community.
     Watch the paper for the time and place of his service.  Services are pending at Dakan's Funeral Chapel.