March 2019 Caldwell Perspective

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Edition 51 l MARCH 2019


Mayor Garret Nancolas has led the City of Caldwell for nearly 22 years. Yet, when he speaks of what’s happening in Caldwell today, he could easily be a 12 year old boy, opening birthday gifts, after a quart of Mt. Dew. The excitement isn’t just palpable, you have to smile at where we’ve been, where we are, and the amazing future ahead. In his annual State of the City address, given to a sizable crowd at Jewett Auditorium on February 26, the Mayor shared breathtaking statistics regarding Caldwell. Through all of the great numbers of today, Nancolas makes certain we know this pump was primed decades ago with visions and plans put in place. We are simply seeing the fruits of many years of hard labor. In November and December of 2018, 450,000

people crossed the pedestrian bridge at 7th and Arthur. The Ice Skating Ribbon at Indian Creek Plaza has exceeded all expectations with over 30,000 skaters hitting the ice. In 2018 we saw Luxe Reel Theater open, Flying M, expansion of Indian Creek Steakhouse, Fireside Mallow, Bella Blue and Sodalicious! Coming in days will be Grit of Caldwell, a new dining experience in the downtown core. In addition to seeing retail and service establishments flourish, Caldwell has become the place for industrial growth. Sky Ranch Business Park, with many new industrial production facilities, including McCain Foods, will account for $239 million dollars in capital investment, and the creation and retention of 900 jobs. This represents about a 14% increase in valuation of tax base

to the City. The 10th street bridge project will commence in April 2019 with a new bridge deck over the creek, across 10th, and an understreet walkway to allow pedestrians to traverse from east of 10th to downtown. The project will also entail 10 foot wide sidewalk enhancement along Arthur Street east of 10th. The City has been nothing short of masterful at partnerships with private entities and other public agencies. The new Caldwell Events Center will be a result of a partnership with stakeholders, Canyon County, the Fair Board, Caldwell City, College of Idaho, the Caldwell Night Rodeo board and others to provide a facility that can serve the community for decades to come. Each year the Mayor honors a Caldwell citizen or couple for

Lifetime Achievement. This year the honor went to Dave and Susan Gipson. Dave is with Caxton Printers, one of the oldest businesses in Caldwell. He and Susan have been instrumental in many, many, community development efforts, youth activities, and have served with distinction and honor. We are in good hands, Caldwell. We have youth at the table, a diverse population, a downtown that is on the precipice of a blossom as we’ve not seen. We have an amazing College in C of I, a junior college to be proud of in TVCC, and some great parks, streets, neighborhoods and a way of life we love. It can’t happen without visionary and bold leaders, partnerships, and employees who work hard to build the dream.

Canyon County Deputy Clerk Raena Bull Earns Top Honor Canyon County Deputy Clerk Raena Bull was recently honored with one of Idaho’s top judiciary service awards for 2018 – the Douglas D. Kramer Award. Bull was presented with the Kramer Award during Idaho’s annual judicial conference in September. She is the 32nd recipient and only the second deputy clerk to ever receive the award. Bull has worked for Canyon County Courts since 1992 in various roles and positions and currently serves as the Training & Development Manager. In January 2014, she volunteered and was granted the privilege by Clerk Chris Yamamoto to assist and join the Idaho Supreme Court’s iCourt Project Team and Training Team. Over the past four years, she has helped in the implementation of the Odyssey Case Management System in counties throughout Idaho by providing training and

assistance. Her knowledge, work ethic, and experience have been instrumental in the successful implementation of this new program that is vital to Idaho’s court system. “There is no one more deserving of this award than Raena. She has always been a dedicated employee, and she proved that even further when she volunteered to assist with the Odyssey implementation across the state,” said Clerk Chris Yamamoto. “She understands the nuances of the iCourt system better than almost anyone, and she continues to be a vital resource for clerks throughout Idaho. I couldn’t be prouder.” The Kramer Award is awarded annually to the person who best exemplifies excellence in judicial administration through character and action. It is named in honor of the late District Judge Douglas D. Kramer.

by Tammy Dittenber, Editor

Mayor Garret Nancolas gives the State of the City Address photos by Tammy Dittenber

Mayor Delivers Rousing State Of The City Address

Seth Siple, president of the Mayors Youth Advisory Council and senior at Thomas Jefferson, addresses the crowd at the State of the City address.

L to R: Kandice Taylor, Court Operations Manager; Denise Kennel, Director of Court Operations; Mike Bull, husband of Raena; Raena Bull, Court Training & Development Manager; The Honorable Susan E. Wiebe; Administrative District Judge for Third Judicial District; Chris Yamamoto, Canyon County Clerk)


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Chamber activity and participation has the positive effect of business retention and expansion, quality of life, economic development and may other elements. If you are interested in getting involved in the Caldwell Chamber or want to make a difference in your community, the Chamber offers several volunteer committees for you to take part. Working together in Caldwell, we can make a difference!

March 4: 12 PM Transportation Committee, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall March 5: 11:30 PM Ambassadors Meeting, Caldwell Chamber March 5: 1:30 PM Education Committee, Cruzen Library, C of I March 6: 12 PM Agri-Business Committee, Stewart’s Bar & Grill March 12: 11:15 AM NOONBREAK Luncheon, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall March 21: 4:30 Business After Hours, Lenity Senior Living March 27: 8 AM Coffee Connect, Centennial Baptist Church March 28: 12 PM Gov’t Affairs Committee, Acapulco Restaurant TBD: Travel & Tourism Committee Meeting Please plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak Luncheon, March 12th at 11:15 a.m., Simplot Dining Hall, C of I. Call the Chamber of Commerce to RSVP 208-459-7493!

March 4 7 AM-12 PM: American Legion Post 35 Pancake Feed, 1112 Main St. 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Rm, 110 S. 5th Ave. March 6 CALDWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Early Release. March 7 10 AM: AARP Tax-Aide Preparation Service, Free tax prep service to the Caldwell Community, Caldwell Train Depot, 701 Main St. March 8 MEN’S & WOMEN’S SWING INTO SPRING USSSA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS, call Jesus 208-4553060. 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Our Lady of the Valley Lent Lunch, 1122 W. Linden. 5-7 PM: Knights of Columbus, Alaskan Cod Dinner, Our Lady of the Valley, 1122 W. Linden. 6 PM: Reading followed by social hour, snacks & wine, Rubiayat, Book Store on the Plaza. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie performs at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. March 9 7 PM: Rod Dyer performs at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. March 11 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee.

March 11 (continued) 6:30-8 PM: The Mixing Bowl, cooking class. Just in time to compliment your Irish stew or corned beef and cabbage. Open to adults-12+, Roberts Recreation Center Kitchen, 208455-3060. 7 PM: Urban Renewal Agency Meeting, CPD Community Rm, 110 S. 5th Ave. March 12 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Luncheon, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall, RSVP 208-459-7493. 2 PM: Home School Book Club, grades K-12 discuss books chosen for them, Caldwell Library. 6:30 PM: James Shimabukuro, Community Ukulele Lesson, concert begins a 7 p.m., Jewett Auditorium, Caldwell Fine Arts, 208-459-5275. March 13 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club: 6 PM-Meeting, Mr. V’s, Ray (208) 697-1357. March 14 HERITAGE COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL: Open enrollment deadline, 208-4538070. 10 AM: AARP Tax-Aide Preparation Service, Free, Caldwell Train Depot, 701 Main St. 7 PM: SIBA presents “Rosy Finches” at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/ Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). Public Invited.

March 15 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Our Lady of the Valley Lent Lunch, 1122 W. Linden. 5-7 PM: Knights of Columbus, Alaskan Cod Dinner, Our Lady of the Valley, 1122 W. Linden. 6 PM: Advocates Against Family Violence, Galazy of Hope Gala, for more info call 208-459-6330 ext. 113. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie performs at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. March 16 2:30 PM: Science Forum, Rubiayat, Book Store on the Plaza. 7 PM: Rod Dyer performs at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. March 17

March 18 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Rm, 110 S. 5th Ave. March 19 7 PM: Adult Board Games, Caldwell Library event held at Flying M Coffee downtown Caldwell. Bring your favorite board game or play one at the event. March 20 CALDWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Early Release.

March 21 10 AM: AARP Tax-Aide Preparation Service, Free tax prep service to the Caldwell Community, Caldwell Train Depot, 701 Main St. 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours, Lenity Senior Living, 4119 Lenity Living Ave. March 22 BATTLE CALDWELL MEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT DEADLINE: Teams guaranteed 3 games with playoff potential 7 vs 7 format, begins weekend of April 6, 208455-3060. 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Our Lady of the Valley Lent Lunch, 1122 W. Linden. 5-7 PM: Knights of Columbus, Alaskan Cod Dinner, Our Lady of the Valley, 1122 W. Linden. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie performs at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. March 23 1 PM: 43rd Annual Idaho Vintage Motorcycle Club Vintage Motorcycle and Bicycle Rally & Show informal gathering at Mallard Park, 10th Ave. & Orchard, www. March 24 12 PM: 43rd Annual Idaho Vintage Motorcycle Club Vintage Motorcycle and Bicycle Rally & Show, O’Connor Field House, admission info www. March 25 CALDWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Spring Break thru the 29th. March 26 10-11:15 AM: Young Rembrandts, 3 day camp for drawing and cartooning, ages 6-12, 208-455-3060. March 27 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect, Centennial Baptist Church, 3610 E. Ustick Rd. 10-

March 27 (continued) 11:15 AM: Young Rembrandts, 3 day camp for drawing and cartooning, ages 6-12, 208-4553060. 3-4 PM: Idaho Rhythm Spring Break Dance Camp signups, Ages 5-10, 208-455-3060. March 28 10-11:15 AM: Young Rembrandts, 3 day camp for drawing and cartooning, ages 6-12, 208-455-3060. 10 AM: AARP Tax-Aide Preparation Service, Free Caldwell Train Depot, 701 Main St. 3-4 PM: Idaho Rhythm Spring Break Dance Camp signups, Ages 5-10, 208-455-3060. March 29 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Our Lady of the Valley Lent Lunch, 1122 W. Linden. 5-7 PM: Knights of Columbus, Alaskan Cod Dinner, Our Lady of the Valley, 1122 W. Linden. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie performs at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. March 30 1-3 PM: Nature Exploration Took kit: Nature Journaling, grades 4th & 5th, register by the 26th 208467-9278. 7 PM: Rod Dyer performs at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. March 31 3 PM: Idaho Vintage Motorcycle Club Vintage Motorcycle and Bicycle Rally & Show ride from Mallard park to the Snake River and return (approx. 30 miles), www. 5:30 PM: Idaho Vintage Motorcycle Club Vintage Motorcycle and Bicycle Rally & Show dinner at Mr. V’s. 7 PM: Rod Dyer performs at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St.


Our Community

March 2019

“GOAT” Yoga at the Caldwell Veterans’ Memorial Hall Okay, not real goats, but whether you consider Kelly Powell the Greatest of All Time, and we see how you could, or you think he’s an “Old Goat”, you have to admire a veteran of both the army and the navy, who teaches free Yoga classes. Kelly and his wife moved from Wasilla, Alaska two years ago this may to the Caldwell area. He is retired from Fed-Ex, and now uses his time to teach veterans and others meditative relaxation techniques employed in Yoga. Kelly said the classes he teaches are regularly attended by as few as one and as many as ten participants. Some are fellow veterans, some are first responders and some are community members who just want to stretch their bodies and minds for their betterment. Kelly is trained in instructing Yoga for those who’ve experienced trauma. He says the military teaches soldiers to breath from their diaphragm up, which helps in a fight or flight situation, but they aren’t very good at letting soldiers know that kind of breathing should end when the situation ends. Kelly teaches healthy breathing, meditation, and mindful movement. He’s careful to say that PSTD, is not a disorder, and he’d like to see the D dropped

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when discussing how to assist those who have experienced post trauma stress, because ”it’s just the body’s natural way of dealing with trauma and stress.” Kelly’s daughter, Erin teaches at the Deepak Chopra Center. She is an Ayurvedic Yoga coach and teaches that Yoga and meditation are excellent paths to improve health, enhance relationships, manage stress, and manifest intentions. She will be coming to our area soon and will teach a free workshop at the Caldwell Veterans’ Hall. You’ll want to watch the Perspective on facebook and Instagram for more information on her class. Over time, more veterans’ groups, special forces, active military forces are looking to yoga to teach mindful resilience, breathing, meditation, movement, guided rest, and gratitude. Healing retreats are held around the country for veterans with PTS, and their families, by members of Veterans Yoga Project. Research has demonstrated that Vets and civilians, men and women, old and young, all benefit from taking time to breathe easy, focus clearly, move mindfully, rest deeply, and remember gratitude. Studies show that these practices can quicken recovery

from many physical and psychological setbacks. Hundreds of thousands of veterans and active duty military men and women use these practices and find relief from symptoms and resilience against life challenges. Yoga has also been used extensively in prison reform efforts thanks to work by dedicated teachers like Sarah Joy Marsh from the Portland, Oregon area. Healing is healing and wherever there are people who have something to heal, Yoga can be their path to a more abundant and healthy life. Kelly’s classes at the Caldwell Veterans’ Memorial Hall begin each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 6:30am, and go an hour. There are yoga mats available and wear something loose fitting and comfortable. Check out for more information and about coming events. We also recommend and as resources for those who want more information about yoga and how it benefits veterans and first responders. We think healing our heroes and our community is worth a shout out! Here’s to Kelly Powell and the Veterans’ Hall!

FREE Nitrate Screening On Tuesday, March 19th the Southwest District Health is offering a free nitrate screening for private well and spring owners. The screening will be available at the following offices: Caldwell office, 13307 Miami Lane on the corner of Hwy 55 and Florida from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Homedale office, 132 East Idaho Street from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Emmett office, 1008 East Locust near the hospital from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Payette office, 1155 Third Ave North from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Weiser office, 46 West Court from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


P.E.O Chapter Celebrate 50th Anniversary

by Karen McCulloch

Congratulations to the P.E.O. members of Chapter BM, Caldwell, who celebrated their 50th anniversary at a recent November meeting at the Chapter House. Darlene Harryman presented the program which was based on a letter received from Charter Member Carolyn Payne who is still an active member in Washington State. When organized, Chapter BM had 18 members. 27 current members attended this anniversary meeting. What fun they had reminiscing about the past and present.

LOOK WHO’S TURNING “90” Happy Happy Birthday! Ruthie! Don’t forget to tell her Happy Birthday when you go to Orphan Annies!

Our Community

March 2019

The Butcher, The Baker, and The Barber

LaPinata Bakery

Mi Tierra

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izes them, but their primary clientele seems to be Latino residents…and we hope by letting you know what they offer, they can build a loyal anglo clientele. Mi Tierra Mi Tierra is located in the large orange stucco building at 517 Main Street. Known for its outstanding fresh meat butcher counter, they also sell fresh cheeses, carry grocery item bodega style, and in the back is a sit down Mexican café, with my favorite carne asada tacos, fresh posole, green pork and tamales. The have a decently broad menu, and seating is limited, but it’s definitely worth the trip. Their butcher counter offers all manner of custom cut meats, and if you ask, they will butterfly your chicken, cut stuffing pockets in your pork chops, or custom cut your steaks for thickness. Mi Tierra has been in business downtown for 14 years. If you haven’t been

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in, it’s high time. They are friendly folks and they want to give back to Caldwell what Caldwell has given them! El Rico Pan Panaderia Bakery Located at 815 Main, near Acapulco Restaurant, El Rico (and La Pinata Bakery on Kimball, see below) is one exhaust fan away from being the happening place to grab fresh apple handpies, spice cake doughnuts, butter pastry bear claws, and an entire host of breads, rolls and ethnic confections. Walking in the door is to be transported to a European bakery with racks and racks of fresh breads and cookies. Last summer marked 10 years for El Rico Bakery in their current location. You’ll want to make it a regular stop on your dinner trek, to grab some delicious homemade rolls. Firme Cuts Firme Cuts is my own personal favorite downtown anchor…and make no mistake, they ARE an anchor. Located on Kimball just south of Caldwell Floral. Open in downtown for the last 5 years, they give one of the best precision cuts, steam facials, fades, trims, and all around grooming

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for men (and women) in town. In the back, they provide nail techs, facial waxing, and a variety of other services…but I’m mostly acquainted with their precision cuts. There are eight stations, each staffed by the all around most talented collection of barbers I’ve personally seen. They are inexpensive as haircuts and services go, and they run a top notch outfit. So, get down their and let them know Tammy sent you! La Pinata Bakery La Pinata is the colorful little spot on Kimball across from Rostock and Janitzio Restaurant. Another place, cute as a button, filled with delicious baked goods of every color, texture and taste. The aroma inside makes every carb free, keto loving, gluten averted pore in your body forget all about themselves. Enjoy a special treat and stop in. La Pinata has been located downtown Caldwell for 12 years. Here are four businesses you NEED to know about and appreciate for their commitment to downtown and to Caldwell.. I told them each I’d give them a shout out and so I am. Please stop in and let them know you read about them!

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March 2019

by Tammy Dittenber, Editor

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Remembering Model Market


Clyde “Caesar” Balding Owner c.1976 Ilene “Mom” Fresh Corn display. 3 cents an ear. “Butch” Fox Assistant Manager, c1975 Forever ago! s I’m a sap. A sappy, sap of a I worked for Model Market un- sign for every sale item, display sixty year old woman, who can til 1980, part time and then full. and window. He was an artist to be reduced to tears by memo- Caesar and Leo hired many lo- be sure and some of his signs Boise Valley ries, smells, or songs. I get it cal youth from the community, are housed with museums in from my mother, I’m certain, and they taught us all work eth- the area, thanks to donations by who at 81 years old, spills over ic, an appreciation for diversity his son Bill. He was also a charin tears easier than I do, if that’s in our community, and to laugh acter. He would often use the possible. My husband is a sap and sing and have fun at work. store intercom to recite a poem, Helping Treasure Valley Buyers & Sellers too, and for those who know I cannot name every young per- or call out to an employee or a for over 19 years! him, don’t tell him I said this, be- son who worked there during customer. He had nicknames Ladwina cause he has a tough exterior, my tenure, but a few were Jaime for many and there was someLancaster but it’s true, he’s a mush. So, Valdez, Annie McDonagh, Julie thing comforting about this month, I thought I’d attempt McDonagh, Russ Daniels, Kel- ing in the front door and hearto accomplish two things at the lie Schaffer, Brock McDonald, ing ,”Tamarack, I thought you’d same time; return something to Tammy Cronk, Greg Savageau, never come back” or “Al old Pal, its owner, and wax sappy senti- Mark Patrick, Mark Winterfeld, let’s find you a gal”. mental at the same time. Caesar took sign painting seDanny Howard, Mary Jo ArriaThe one thing I hear often ga, Sandy Nickel, Cheri Foote, rious, and not much else. He from readers is they appreci- Steve Smith and Bill Balding. had a divine sense of humor ate hearing about the history of At least two marriages came and we all adored him. He had Caldwell. I have fond memories out of that group! The regular high expectations of each emSend Y ou C of “old” Caldwell, and intend fulltime employees, Ilene (mom) ployee, but we always worked harm F r Lucky Shop fresh, festive flowers for St. Patt lowers! to share some from time to Machos, Irene Skelly, Severt to measure up and never let y Easter, plus greeting cards, scented March 1Day is time through the Perspective. “Butch” Fox, Ila Kerpa, and oth- him down. I would wish every 7th candles, unique gifts and more! So, this month, I’m sharing my ers taught us, were patient with young person to have a first memories of a sweet grocery us, corrected us, loved us, and work experience as we enjoyed store that helped shape the we loved them. We were a fam- at Model Market. Call to make your special order today! lives of a generation or three of ily at Model Market. Caesar catered to a diverse Corsages • Easter Lilies • Potted Tulips Caldwell residents. In the Summer, the store Caldwell that many at that time Spring Bouquets • Table Centerpieces On the corner of 7th and Ar- smelled of fresh dill, melons, ignored. He carried rice steamthur, for decades, stood a small and in the mornings, warm an- ers and hundred pound bags of (by today’s standard) grocery gel food cakes direct from the rice for the Filipino and Japastore. Model Market, as I un- oven. In the Fall, the smell of nese communities. He stocked derstand, had originally been apples, bulk cider, and kraut ethnic foods for the Latino com103 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell 208-459-0051 located in 1936 in the building cabbage, along with Florentine munity, and even delivered growhere Vern’s Tavern is now, almond lace cookies cooling ceries to Farmway Village to but eventually, in 1955, located was a warm welcome from the those families who did not have across the street in a building at brisk outdoors. Those aromas cars to get into town. He cashed 214 7th Street, that abutted a will still transport me directly checks for migrant farmworkmusic store and Stanley Jensen back to the store with all the ers. I recall Ernesto Ozuna and Real Estate, with Bunny Buick happy memories it held. In Win- Raul Perez bringing their farmbehind and to the south. My ter, the bulk candy boxes would work crews to the store on Satmother worked at Model Market show up. During slow times we urdays after field work, where in her late teens and early twen- would bag candied orange slic- Caesar would initial the corner ties. At that time Clyde “Caesar” es, gumdrops, chocolate bon- of their paychecks, which was Balding and John Kelly were bons and hard candy in plas- our sign we had permission to the operators, and I don’t ex- tic bags to be weighed by the cash them. He cashed social pect much about Model Market pound. We didn’t have fancy security checks. He ran credit changed over the decades, until scanners or cash registers then. for those who needed it, and I started working there in 1975. As checkers, we each punched on occasion, sent a struggling At the time I started work, Leo in the prices, having memorized individual or family out the door Patrick was Caesar’s partner every sale price for the week. with enough groceries to last a and manager of the store, and it Groceries were often boxed in- week, at no charge. was a bustling place. There was stead of bagged and we knew He made sure our a bakery, owned by Wayne and to raise the flaps on the box and shelves carried dried shrimp Marlene Burson, that put out use string to tie them up, be- and other delicacies for our custhe best cakes, cookies. and cause if we didn’t, Caesar could tomers from different cultures confections in town. In the back see us from his painting desk and countries. He taught us all north corner was the butcher in the back of the store and he that every person deserved recounter, run by Frank Lamb, might call to us over the store spect and consideration. It was Kenny Beavers, and Bill Burch. intercom, or just as a likely he’d at a time when most grocers did It was the finest butcher around appear in his white apron and not cater to these segments of and people traveled from as far shirt, cigar in his mouth, to tie our community and Caesar’s away as Arock and John Day the box himself. concerted efforts resulted in Oregon to buy steaks, roasts, Caesar was an icon all to and specialty meat cuts. himself. He hand painted every a loyal and diverse customer base. Continued on page 7

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Thanks to a grant from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Indian Creek Plaza was able to host a free five-week skating and mentorship program for youth ages 12 to 16! Every week volunteer mentors taught participants life skills and everyone I received a special phone call from a special lady the other day, Betty Adams. Betty is a legendary singer-songwriter who grew up in Homedale and lives in Caldwell. She has performed in Nashville and all over and has made her mark in the music world. We are so lucky to have her call this area her home. She is a “bigger than life” personality with the biggest heart and creates such wonderful music.

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got a skate lesson. Thank you to the foundation and all the community volunteers who make this happen! St. Luke’s also provided a grant for ice-skating field trips to Indian Creek Plaza! Children from Van Buren Elementary School, Sacajawea Elementary


We have a fun special connection. She knew my parents and we have always had a friendly “hello.” One day at Albertsons, I saw her coming towards me and the aroma of her perfume “Red Door” got to me before she did and just before she got close enough to say hello, I put my nose up in the air and with loud sniffing sounds I said loudly, “I smell Betty!” She said “hello,” and I said, “Red Door?” She laughed

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and said yes. I told her that I recognized that aroma because my lovely mother-inlaw, Betty Summers, always wore it and always gave me Red Door for Christmas. The aroma always reminds me of her and I now also have a lifetime supply. Betty just had to call to share a story. She had visited the women’s prison to sing and share a spiritual time with the ladies. She said there were about 80-100 young ladies present and the average age appeared to be about 23 years old. She said that if you didn’t know they were in prison, you would think they were college girls. During her singing and sharing time with them, one particular native American

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School, and Vallivue Middle School were able to visit the Ice Ribbon with their class for an ice-skating lesson. This was the first time many of the children were able to ice skate. A huge thank you to St. Luke’s and our skating teachers! by Leora Summers

looking young lady kept her eyes on Betty the whole time. After the sharing was over, a line of young ladies greeted Betty and finally the young lady who had kept her eyes on Betty, was standing right in front of her. She asked, “Are you wearing Red Door? Betty told her that she was. The young lady then said to Betty, “that’s what my grandma used to wear.” She also told her that her grandma had red hair like Betty. Betty told me that really touched her heart. Those two ladies had a special moment together. She knew that she had to call me and tell me that story. We have that “Red Door” connection. I loved hearing that story. It is amazing that a “smell”

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Betty Adams could bring up such a wonderful memory and give comfort to a young lady who needed it, brightening her day. Thank you Betty the wonderful story you gave me because of our “Red Door” connection!

Caldwell’s Mallard Park – South City Showpiece Mallard Park doesn’t have a soccer field or a baseball diamond. There are no softball fields. There are some frisbee golf meshes and acres of green space, play areas, a picnic cabana, and a million dollar view of Lake Lowell. The park on the corner of Orchard and 10th

was originally undeveloped BLM land. In 2007 Caldwell City applied to lease the land through an act that allows one government entity to lease or purchase land from the federal government, for recreational or public purposes. From the time the application was approved, the City of Caldwell, in compliance with its commitment to develop the area, relied on its Engineering department to create the design, and other city departments, including City Clerk Debbie Geyer who shepherded the project to completion, to transform the land into an ADA compliant, family gathering place, accessible to Caldwell

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residents on the south end of the city. The project is another example of a partnership between two entities that resulted in a win-win for city residents and taxpayers. As a result of the City’s hard work in developing the park, BLM has now patented the property to the City. The patenting process provides the City with ownership moving forward, allowing citizens to continue using the park forever. If you haven’t been out, take a nice drive and enjoy the views of the sunset, and Lake Lowell, while the kids play at the beautiful playground. Thank you City of Caldwell for this newest amenity.

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March 2019 The College of Idaho has accepted donations from trustees, alumni, and others throughout its history. Many campus renovations and aesthetic improvements have been funded by donations and perhaps the most visible of these is the beautiful Cruzen-Murray library. The library has not only given students a serene spot to study, but has become Roger Brooks is an expert on community revitalization. He recently returned to Caldwell to address Chamber of Commerce members and guests at its annual awards luncheon. Brooks first came to Caldwell five years ago to help planners and downtown property owners start a plan for the downtown to make it, again, a vital, bustling, desirable place to be. Several members of the community, including Bob Carpenter, Keri Smith Sigman, and Wendy McClain listened to Brooks’ ideas and bought into


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a defining indicator of the campus for those passing by. However, many people in our community pass by the college every day, and still don’t know what it is. Others confuse The College of Idaho with the College of Western Idaho and the University of Idaho regularly. However, a recent donation from Mary and Dr. James Smith is set to prevent this confusion. The

Smith Welcoming Arches are currently in the final phase of their construction and have already given campus a new look. The arches are being built at three corners of campus and give the college a true campus appearance. With its name stated boldly across the top of each arch, The College of Idaho will now be hard to miss.

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what is now Indian Creek Plaza, the skate ribbon, public art and gathering places. Brooks reminded Caldwell leaders and business owners that there is still much to be done downtown and now is no time to lose momentum, or rest on laurels. He spoke of the truth that department stores and traditional shopping malls are falling into disfavor, as residents look to online shopping for necessities out of convenience and time-saving. Brooks congratulated Caldwell on the progress, but said further development

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should include orchestrated business placement in the downtown core, to include eateries, another coffee shop or two, music venues, destination businesses such as antique stores, and Etsy type boutiques carrying specialty items. He said the “butcher, baker, and candlestick maker” should come downtown. The Caldwell Perspective is aware of two bakeries in the downtown area, and one top notch custom butcher in Mi Tierra, which also boasts what this editor considers the best carne asada tacos

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in Caldwell! Please check them out and encourage them to join the Caldwell Chamber and let their businesses be showcased as a part of downtown offerings! Roger Brooks discussed the “European Model” of downtown where sidewalk cafes, manicured streetscapes, colorful awnings, beautiful building facades and ground level destination businesses abound. He recommended tops of buildings look to lease to engineers, accountants, attorneys, and he was very much a proponent of residential living

above businesses downtown. Brooks also emphasized business owners committing to be open from 4-10pm during the time when guests are downtown to eat and spend money. He stated patience and persistence, along with the kind of hard work that’s gone into the downtown thus far, will be critical to moving forward. Caldwell is blessed to have benefitted from the expertise of Roger Brooks and it is our hope his advice will be a roadmap forward for the downtown. by Capt. Devin Riley

Right: Coffee with a Cop at the Java Station L to R: Officer Holmes, Officer Martinez, CSO Longoria, Admin Assistant Stevenson, CSO Moe, and Officer Branstetter all received their one-year Challenge coin.

Awkward CPD family photos. Officer Watkins trying to pick Officer Glynn’s nose, while officer Chittenden has no clue what is going on. Model Market Continued from page 5

It is this aspect of my work life at Model Market I appreciate more than anything else. A few years ago someone told me that Leo Patrick’s daughter who resided in Caldwell had a photograph album of Model Market employees and signs. I phoned her and Cheri Foote Hess and I went to her home. She sent the photo album with us. I made some copies, put the book on a shelf, then we moved, and now years later, I still have the album. It is a constant source of guilt for me…that nagging kind that just bugs me over and over again. I wish to return it to her, but I have lost her number, and cannot remember her name. I know she lived off 10th in Caldwell, off Chaparro or Cottonwood, east of 10th avenue. This is the second thing I hope to accomplish by publishing this article. I need to return the book of photo-

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Page 8 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE It’s a good thing I’m not a weatherman, I think the only forecast I got right this year was, the days would get shorter and the nights would get longer. I guess it’ll be awhile before I get the pre emergence down. This weather though is very good for pine trees and early spring bloomers. The forecast does say we’ll have a wetter than normal spring, so I sure hope you took advantage of that good weather in January and got some prep done. I know you don’t want to go out and prune yet, but, you kinda have to, especially if you have fruit trees. The pruning should be done while buds are still dormant. The way you know is by looking at the buds. If they very tight and close to the branch, they usually are asleep still. But if the look larger than you Phil Swift here with the flex seal family of products. Today we have replaced the bottom of this aluminum boat with a patio screen door and made it totally water proof using flex shot. In fact this boat is as safe as a $60,000 dollar Skeeter, bass boat. To demonstrate the reliability of flex seal products I have enlisted the help of Bass Pro Mike Iaconelli who will be demonstrating some incredible new products from the makers of Mighty Bite and the Banjo minnow, these lures are better than live bait. These revolutionary products will catch all species of fresh and salt water, proven lures that all game fish cannot resist. Mike makes a cast; first cast hooks a large mouth Bass. Second cast hooks a Jack Crevalle proof positive that

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expect then they are swelling and getting ready to open up. You can still prune but you want careful not knock off buds below your cut or the results will be noticeable. Also don’t prune in freezing temps. Ok now to my quest to help you find peace and serenity. Ok I may actually create more work and frustration for you, but I’ve always believed in simplicity makes for better appearances and lower costs. But I also believe in a productive environment. If you have a backyard that just consumes gasoline and creates loud noises you might want to consider turning that space into fruit trees for shade and grape vines covering your patio or a pergola with planters full of lettuce and herbs. Or rooms with walls of vines one for a fire pit and another vegetables and yet another where you can string a hammock or two with pots of fragrant flowers. In my travels of Europe I

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marveled at just how productive most of backyards were. While on the train system you get to see into places you wouldn’t ordinarily see. Even as I walked around the very old community of Assisi where there was little land for just dirt for grass or shrubbery and flowers. I saw planters everywhere they could place them. Some flowers and some herbs or tomatoes, I even saw in front of a little shop a planter with an olive tree and lemon tree in another. It was a normal thing to do because one, there wasn’t a grocery store on every corner and two they liked growing their own stuff. I’ve seen many of houses stacked on top of one another and the roof of the house below was the garden for house above. When I go back there I’m going ask just how they make that work. So google Italian backyard gardens and get some ideas how to make more enjoyable outdoor spaces. Until next time Ciao. by Dave McCormick

these baits have revolutionized fishing. Third cast Mike hooks a giant smallmouth. Mike is really worked up the rod flails to the right then to the left. He does a little Texas two step in the bow than a moonwalk back. Mike goes through the screen door faster than Tom Dooley went thru the gallows floor down in that Lonesome Valley. Director take 2 ##!&@! Tomorrow get it right. Who among us has not been seduced by slick marketing and a product that is just too good to be true, one that could potentially change our lives? I was maybe eight or nine years old two Kellogg’s cornflakes box tops and $1.25 would purchase a rocket that was guaranteed to fly 200 feet into space. It seemed like months for my prize to arrive. One fine summer morning my mom proclaimed David you have something in the mail, my rocket had finally reached its destination. The pro-

pulsion system was a hand held launch base that incorporated a small pneumatic pump that forced air into the rocket which was filled with water. The rocket itself had incremental filling marks. Mark one for stratosphere, 2 for ionosphere and so on. So locked and loaded I pulled the release lever which sent my rocket speeding towards the stratosphere leaving behind a contrail of water and oxygen vapor. It was never seen again. If it broke the earth’s gravitational claw it should be just past the kuiper belt by now. Just a case of rambling cabin fever. February cold no golf no fishing hope March will be more outdoor friendly. Get that preen down it will generate more fishing days in the coming months. Good tip Pat, stupid ground hog anyway.

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by Chantele Hensel, Publisher

There was no better way to break up the monotony of the cold weather this February. I had the great pleasure of being invited to participate in the Women With Bait fishing tournament in Riggins with a great group of ladies. The two nights and three days were spent fishing and laughing. The fishing was not as good as we would have liked, but we did get to see a couple of our gals reel in steelhead. The boat crew was fantastic and kept the lines baited with fresh roe and shrimp. Ali Fergurson, a Heart and Home Nurse and daughter of Alan and Lisa Kerrick was the first to catch. It was a native Steelhead so we could not even take it out of the water, but the captain had a great way for Ali to have her photo opportunity, a cardboard cut out of a fish she posed with. The second fish was a 27 inch hatchery Steelhead and went home with my dear friend, retired Airforce Chief, Mary McEwan and was a great meal for her family. I am already counting down until the next event! L to R: Mary McEwan, Sami Glover, Chantele Hensel and Ali Fergurson.

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Exciting things are happening within the CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs at Caldwell High School! Here are a few of the highlights. ● Our auto department was able to restore a 1951 Ferguson tractor and a 1953 Ford tractor. ● Our welding department has duplicated a weld tester that will provide more certifications and opportunities for our students. The new weld tester is a result of a great need for our Caldwell High School students. The original, very heavy weld tester, came from ISU in Pocatello courtesy of welding instructor Randy Humpherys. In order for the weld tester to be duplicated, CAD (Computer Automated Drafting) plans needed to be designed. Jayden Sherman, a talented, dedicated senior, led this project and with copious hours devoted, he was able to measure, draw and develop this highly detailed blueprint.The finalized blueprints for the weld tester were sent out to welding programs throughout the state of Idaho. These included Lakeland High School, Nampa High School, Darrel Dennis Center (Boise), Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind, and

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Jayden with the Weld Tester

Caldwell High School. They were also sent to R&M Steel in Caldwell. Having a weld tester available to CHS welding students provides a plethora of welding certification opportunities. According to Mr. Ivak Cooper, the welding teacher at CHS, “There are about 20 different WPS’s that students can test to. A WPS is like a recipe for a certain weld. If they follow the recipe and pass the weld test, they are a qualified welder for the given process and parameters listed on the WPS.” The majority of materials were donated by R&M Steel in Caldwell. Gayle Manufacturing of Nampa donated materials as well. There are still a few materials that the

CHS welding program could benefit from having. If any readers have connections with a good machine shop in the area, please contact Mr. Ivak Cooper at Caldwell High School at icooper@ ● Our engineering and welding programs combined have fabricated beautiful plaques to thank members in our community. One of the recipients of the plaques are the owners and team at Valli Information Systems. They graciously donated multiple Christmas gifts and gift cards for several CHS Families. ● Five CHS drafting students passed a very challenging industry certification exam called the CSWA (Certified Solidworks Associate) right

Indian Creek Academy and Vision Charter Selected for Middle School Philanthropy Program Indian Creek Academy and Vision Charter School in Caldwell were two of eight schools in the state to each receive $3,000 from the CenturyLink Middle School Philanthropy Program. The CenturyLink Middle School Philanthropy Program was established in 2012 to increase awareness among Idaho middle/junior high school students about the various needs in their communities, create a lifelong interest in volunteerism and community involvement, develop skills to allocate limited resources and increase civic engagement. Since the program began, more than 200 grants total-

ing nearly $200,000 have been given throughout Idaho. In Caldwell, grant recipients have included Caldwell Meals on Wheels, Caldwell Veteran Council, Advocates Against Family Violence and Friends of the Canyon County Animal Shelter. The Idaho Community Foundation partners with CenturyLink on this program by: gathering applications from schools that want to participate, making sure the nonprofits chosen by the students are qualified and distributing the grants The Idaho Community Foundation is a public charity and their mission is to enrich

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Restored 1951 Ferguson Tractor and 1953 Ford Tractor before Christmas break. Students had to sit for the timed 3-hour hands-on exam as their first semester final for their CAD/drafting class. These students are all but guaranteed to get job interviews if they want to start working in industry now (at $15-20/hr starting out) with local employers. Below are the names of the five students who passed the exam: Kelsey Ferro, Jayden Sherman, Tyler Brumfield, Luis Estrada-Sotelo, James (Max) Born One more notable item..... Jayden Sherman scored an almost unheard of perfect 100% on the exam! ● Our CTE students have gone on many field trips this school year including tours

of the CWI CTE programs, Citicards, House of Design, Quality Machine Products, the Ag Expo in Caldwell, Junior Achievement Career Day at JUMP in Boise, Indiedwell in Caldwell and other destinations. More industry visits are planned for the spring. ● Our CTE teachers will host booths to share information about all of their programs for parents and students at the Caldwell High Expo on March 4th from 6-8 P.M. in the Caldwell High Cafeteria. All in all, we are very proud and honored with the growth that students in our CTE programs have made this year here at CHS!


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Page 10 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Caldwell Rotary Club is now accepting applications for two $1,000 Academic Scholarships (to an Idaho school) and a $1,000 Vocational/Technical Scholarship (to any trade school or associate program in any state) for the 2019-20 school year. To be accepted, applications must be postmarked by April 15th. Applications for these schol-

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Rotary Scholarship Applications Available

arships can be found at your school counselor’s office or online. To find it online, Google Once the Caldwell Rotary Club home page pops up, scroll down the far-right menu to “Homepage Download Files” and click on either the Rotary Academic or the Technical-Trade Application. Download the one you want, fill it out and complete all the re-

quirements requested. Mail it to: Caldwell Rotary Club, P.O. Box 24, Caldwell, ID 83606 by April 15th. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Academic Scholarship Applications are for those who plan to attend an IDAHO 4-year college program that will result in a B.A. or B.S. degree. It is also for those who intend to begin a college degree at a junior college,

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with plans to transfer to finish a B.A. or B.S. degree at a 4-year IDAHO university or college. Technical/Trade Scholarship Applications are for those who plan to attend a trade school or a 2-year program that will produce an associate degree. This can be anything from diesel mechanics, hair, nails, cosmetology, nursing associate, dental hygienist and others not culmi-

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Military Spotlight: The Davy Crockett Nuclear Bomb

by Rob Kopan

The M28/M29 “Davy Crockett” recoilless gun was small but packed a really big punch. As you can see in the photo, it was one of the smallest, fireable nuclear weapon systems built during the Cold War. Developed in the 1950s, the original intent of the Davy Crockett was to hit enemy armored columns in tight areas such as mountain passes. The effect would be two-fold. The armored column would be destroyed and the resulting deadly radiation would block any further enemy advancement for quite some time. The weapons delivery system was the M28/ M29. The M28 was the 105mm recoilless gun, the M29 was the 155mm gun. The nuclear projectile was the M-388 which contained a MK54 warhead. This small device would explode with an equivalent yield of 10 to 20 tons of TNT. The radiation was instantly lethal to 600 feet of impact. Its fatal dosage range was one quarter of a mile. The M28 had a range of only one and a quarter mile. The M29 was only slightly better, with a range of two and a half miles. It is to be noted that both the M28 and M29 systems were horribly inaccurate. That’s not a very good thing for the poor soldiers that had to fire these devices. Lastly, the warhead, once armed, could not be disarmed. Once fired, there were no abort codes. The weapon was deployed to selected heavy mortar platoons and armored maneuver battalions from 1961 to 1971. Artillery elements of the 82d Airborne Division were the last units to be equipped with the Davy Crockett system. The M28 was eventually replaced with the M29 which could be mounted on the back of jeeps and armored carriers. The Davy Crockett nuclear system was never used in combat. We pulled them out of Europe in 1967. However, MK54 nuclear warhead lived in on into the 1980s as mines that could blow up entire bridges and create mountain landslides against the Soviets. These small devices could be carried in special modified backpacks. You can see this weapon system in museums such as the one in Ft Campbell. I believe the closest one to us is in the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque New Mexico.

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LET’S TALK: Sustaining Love and Asking Forgiveness What is this funny little thing c a l l e d “Love?” You hear about LOVE in song titles: “Love Is All Around,” “All You Need Is Love,” “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing,” “Love Will Keep Us Together” and on and on. You constantly see it in advertising too such as “if you buy this, then you will be loved,” etc. Love is glorified and sensationalized in many ways, giving young people perhaps the wrong idea about what true sustainable love is. It also causes them to think that “love is all you need” to make a relationship work forever and that feeling they have today will hold that same intensity in that same way for all times. I once heard a comment from a young lady who came to realize that as life situations change with the additions of children, jobs and fatigue, it changes how we love. Her comment was, “love is highly overrated!” I think she “got it,” that it takes more than just “love” to maintain

a relationship. She also learned that love can be sustained if you have a partner who cherishes you and is your helpmate through the chores that life presents. My mother once told me something that really stuck with me. She told me that people were not “mind readers” and you have to tell them what you need. A friend of mine once told me that “if he really loved me, he would know what I need. I shouldn’t have to ask.” She has been divorced 5 times. It does take many things to sustain a marriage. It takes being able to recognize another’s needs. Everything is not always “all about you.” If you truly “cherish” someone, you can see beyond yourself and recognize situations where you can be more supportive and helpful to your partner. It takes flexibility, mutual respect, and also being able to say “I’m sorry” and really know how to do that correctly. Remember the movie “Love Story” and the phrase in it, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry?” My dad took that one to heart. Boy, was that ever a bad idea! I once saw a

reader board at a church that said it right. There were 3 little sentences on how to say you are sorry and to ask for forgiveness. They were: “I’m sorry. I was wrong. Please forgive me.” Taking responsibility for an error in judgement means a lot to the person who was hurt by the situation and it helps them to hear that you do take that responsibility. It also helps to tell them what you were sorry for. Never say, “I’m sorry you feel that way.” The offended person may feel that statement diminishes their right to feel the way they do. They do have a right to their feelings! Also, you have heard people say, “I’m sorry, but you…..” That is the old “saving up green stamps” method of deflecting your error. Remember “green stamps?” Your mother may have saved them up in a “Green Stamp Booklet” and cashed them in for products when she had enough saved, just like what happens when you put a “but” after an “I’m sorry.” When you remind the person you need to apologize to, that they did this, that and the other, you somehow are saying what you just did wasn’t so bad

We are in a suicide crisis in Idaho. Our state consistently ranks in the top 10 for suicide rates in the nation, averaging more than one a day. The crisis touches those young and old, rich and poor, urban and rural every community in Idaho. The problem doesn’t only belong to families, communities, or the government. It belongs to all of us, and it’s going to take each one of us to turn it around. But, there is something we can do right now to help, make 611 the National Suicide Hotline. Over the past few years, the Idaho legislature has made important investments to address this epidemic and the tremendous pain it causes. We’ve made investments in the Department of Health and

Welfare, founded the “Suicide Prevention Program,” funded the Suicide Hotline, and updated the state-wide suicide prevention plan to include input from stakeholders across the state. There is no simple solution to this crisis. Communities, schools, churches, health districts, and other organizations can all have a hand in turning it around. One of the most important strategies is to reduce barriers for those in crisis who are seeking help. Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Hotline is 208-398HELP (4357). The National Hotline number is 1-800-2738255. No one can remember these complicated numbers. After President Donald Trump signed into law the Na-

by Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy tional Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, the Federal Communications Commission began looking at designating 611 – the only remaining N11 number – as the national suicide prevention hotline. If adopted at the Federal level, calling 611 would be similar to dialing 911 for an emergency. The person would be connected to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, and a counselor would be there to help. Now that House Joint Memorial 1 has passed both houses, it will be sent to key leaders and Idaho’s Congressional delegation in Washington DC, urging them to adopt 611 for the Suicide Hotline. It would be a critical step in saving Idahoans’ lives right now.

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So you received an Instant Pot or other style new-fangled style pressure cooker for Christmas did you? And you are afraid to use it for the first time, right? That was me too. Earlier this year I bought the old-style pressure cooker at a second hand store for $7.00, the kind that Mom cooked with in the 1960s. I was afraid to use that too as the little button on the top hissed and jiggled, Old Style Pressure Cooker, the one that but I cooked a roast with vegetables in Mom used to use back in the 1960’s. it and it worked fine. I Googled how to use it and managed not to hurt myself. Now I have moved up with the times after receiving an “instant-style” pressure cooker that seems to be the rage right now. I finally took it out of the box and took it on its “maiden voyage” making chili that came in a recipe book that accompanied the pot. I followed the recipe to the “t” and I never experienced a chili that was sooo hot! I talked about it on my Facebook page and friends told me how I might “cool” it down. Suggestions of addNew Style Pressure Cooker, the one you might how received for Christmas ing sour cream, extra beef or chicken broth, sugar and even peanut butter this year. were given and I tried them all only to have it remain, as Kim Doan aptly labeled it, “Satan’s Chili.” Whoever made up that recipe had to be either a sadist or a masochist or both! Sadly, I had to throw it out as no one could tolerate the “heat.” So try again, I did, with my own adjustments to the ingredients and it turned out A.O.K! I followed the cooking instructions for the pressure cooker Leora’s Corn Chili Instant Pot Style

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Best Seller Book Review by Michelle Ross This is Cuba: An American Journalist Under Castro’s Shadow by David Ariosto

For decades, the United States has had a fraught relationship with Cuba. The death of Castro, the reopening of U.S. Embassy Havana, the election of Trump, and millions of political decisions in between have pushed what was status-quo for many years back into the spotlight in the last handful of them. David Ariosto is a journalist who lived in Cuba for a year and a half then kept it as his reporting beat for over nine years. He shines a spotlight on a variety of Cuba-related issues, including their close ties

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Hot breakfast cereal was popular when I was a kid. There were several brands to choose from. Some folks liked Malt-OMeal. Others preferred plain old oatmeal. Cream of Wheat had quite a following. At our house, breakfast wasn’t complete without a bowl of Mush. The official title of the family favorite wasn’t Mush. The name on the box was Wheat Hearts. It was a whole wheat cereal from Betty Crocker, a division of General Mills. Almost every morning Mom would put a pot of water on the stove. She would bring it to a boil then stir in the Wheat Hearts. The individual “hearts of wheat” would expand, filling the pan with a thick, hot slurry we called “Mush.” There were several different ways to eat Mush. Some ate it as it came from the pot without any enhancement. My Dad, on the other hand, poured so In high school, English and writing were the furthest from my mind. I was a math and science guy. In 1984, I married. We had our first child. My wife planned to be a stay-at-home mom. She wanted to write. She joined a local writing group. They met weekly. Each member hosted the group in turn. When they met at our house, I’d serve coffee, tea and snacks and listened in. Many of the members worked on children’s stories. I thought to myself, “I read children’s books every night. I could do this.” My wife sold one story to the Montreal Gazette and then stopped writing, but I was hooked. It was the beginning for me. I wrote several books, but never made a sale. I switched to humor writing. I still didn’t make a sale.


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much milk on his that the lumps of Mush looked like little islands in a white sea. The Mush must have been stone cold before it reached his mouth. Father had some strange breakfast preferences. He also liked to toast bread, sprinkle sugar all over it and then soak it in a bowl of hot milk. My favorite Mush preparation technique was to add about six heaping tablespoons of sugar to the cereal and stir it until the sugar dissolved and created sort a very sweet, thick syrupy gruel. Mush was filling and stuck to one’s ribs. Other cereals seemed rather bland by comparison. And there was one thing that you could do with Wheat Hearts the set it apart from the rest of crowd. Once in a while, Mother would give us a special treat. She would cook up a double batch and pour the extra into a shallow baking pan that she put in the refrigerator overnight. Back in those days, every mom had a small earthen crock on the back of the stove. Whenever she fried something, be it pork chops, bacon, steak or

hamburger, she poured the grease drippings into the crock. While in the fridge, the Mush would jell. The following morning, Mom would slice Mush into strips. Then she would add some of the grease from the crock to a frying pan and brown the Mush strips on both sides. There wasn’t any food I liked much better than fried Mush. Sixty-five years later I still remember the taste. Over the decades, hot cereal sort of went out of style, replaced by sugar-coated, cold varieties. The sad thing is that I believe Cream of Wheat, MaltO-Meal and oatmeal is still available. But Wheat Hearts -- in my opinion the best of the bunch -- has disappeared. I have seen rumors on line that something resembling Wheat Hearts is still produced at some familyowned mill in Indiana. It is available in a variety of sizes. I think I’ll try a 16-ounce package before I order a 50-pound bag.

Never Give Up On Your Dreams!

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When I got on the internet for the first time, I searched for writing groups. I found a great one. They gave me advice: study your grammar. I got a grammar book, put it in the bathroom, where I did most of my reading and read the book cover-to-cover over-and-over. One lady in the group said to me, “Michael, I like your humor, but many of your stories have touching endings. You need to write inspiration. I ignored her. I didn’t want to write inspiration, but soon came to realize she was correct, and made my first sale soon after. It took me years to make another sale. My work life kept me too busy to write. In 2005, I focused on it again. I wrote inspiration and sales were made. Since then, I have made many sales. In fact, in January I sold two stories to Chicken Soup for the Soul – Grandparents and my first book, which I call “The Darkness Around Me” has just

been released. The Chicken Soup stories are my 14th and 15th sales to them. The darkness story collection is mostly stories I wrote for contests, where I receive a topic and have 24 hours to write a story based on their maximum word count. For some reason, I always come up with the darkest stories. The book is now available, and I am working on my second collection. The points I want to make to other writers are: keep learning, keep writing and never give up on your dreams.

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Josephine Tey was a pseudonym used by Elizabeth MacKintosh (25 July 1896 – 13 February 1952), a Scottish author best remembered for her mystery novels. (Wikipedia) The Daughter of Time is set in hospital while Inspector Grant is recovering from a broken leg. Unable to pursue his regular activities, he begins an investigation into Richard III. Accused of murdering his two young nephews in the 1480’s, Richard III has been reviled as a base villain. Ah, but did he commit this heinous crime? This is the last book published by MacKintosh before her death and is the sixth book to feature inspector Grant. In 1990 it was voted one of the top 100 best crime novels of all time by the British Crime Writer’s Association. The Daughter of Time is an

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by Tammy Dittenber, Editor On February 12, 2019, Simplot Dining Hall at College of Idaho was filled to capacity as the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards ceremony. The Chamber vision is to enhance the economic vitality of the Caldwell community and support its membership by showcasing Caldwell services, businesses and amenities through educational programs, information services and community events. The Chamber exists to promote its members, share its vision and create quality initiatives. If you are a business in Caldwell and you are not a chamber member, please give them a call at 208-459-7493, and see what you can do to become a member. Award recipients were as follows: Business of the Year – Indian Creek Steakhouse; Volunteer of the Year – Virginia Fuentes; Ambassador of the Year – Doran Wheeler; Business Person of the Year – Steve Fultz; Non-Profit of the Year – Destination Caldwell; Entrepreneurs of the Year – Bob and Kelli Jenkins. Caldwell Perspective, on behalf of all Caldwell residents wants to thank the Chamber and each one of these awardees for their contribution to making Caldwell an awesome place to work and live. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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SAVING - It’s Easier Than You Think

If you have “more month left than money” as our grandfathers used to say, it is probably time to make a plan to save. First you must determine how much money you actually bring in. Then you determine how much you spend. The difference is how much you can (and should) save each month. You can get real techie and use a spreadsheet or computer program or you can go “old school” and carry around a little spiral bound notebook to track your spending. For every dollar you spend simply write it down. It’s that easy. Do that for a month. Then really take a good hard look at it. Fairly analyze everything you bought or paid; from mortgage/rent to that $4 cup of coffee you bought on your way to work. From this spending itemization, determine what were wants and what were absolute necessities. In other words, could you have lived without the rent? That answer is no. Could you have lived without the $4 coffee? Hopefully you answered yes to that one. Next, determine how much you want to save. Set a realistic goal. A good start is to consider how much you would need to pay all the necessities for at least 3 to 6 months in case you become unemployed or ill and no longer have an income. Set a goal to save for this “rainy day” fund. Just so we can do the math easily, let’s say it takes $2,500 each month to pay mortgage, insurance, car loan, utilities, gas and groceries. If you bring home $3,000 per month net income, then you would have $500 you could save to build a six-month rainy-day fund. Easy enough math: $2,500 X 6 months equals $15,000. Divide this by the $500 you have available to save and it would take 30 months to reach your goal. Easy ways to save: Give yourself a 24-hour cooling off period for major purchases, Contact your lenders and ask if there is a way to reduce the interest on current loans and credit cards. Some lenders would rather reduce your interest than lose your loan to another lender, If they won’t reduce your interest then shop around and see if another financial institution has a better rate and will refinance the loan or card for you, Contact your insurance company and ask if there is a way to save on your auto and homeowners policies. Like your lender, they may be willing to reduce your premiums to keep your business, I recently talked to a lady who read about someone taking every $5 bill received as change and saving it rather than spending it. She saved $4,000 just doing that. I recommend you deposit it to a savings account in an insured institution rather than hiding it away under a mattress. It’s safer AND you can earn interest on the depos-

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On Saturday Feb 9th, over 100 people gathered at the local fundraiser located at Our Lady of The Valley in Caldwell. The theme was Disco Night! All came dressed up in their sparkly clothes and ready for an enjoyable evening. Several businesses had the opportunity to purchases tables at the event and the tables were full. The night began with an open bar followed by a room lined with tables. The tables overflowed with items for the silent auction. Extravagant local items prevailed including art work, quilts, wine, flowers, and many other goods that were graciously donated by dozens of local businesses. After the silent auction, dinner was served in the dinning hall. The theme stayed true to disco

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The Dash by Linda Ellis I read of a man who stood to speak. At the funeral of a friend he referred to the dates on her tombstone. From the beginning to the end. He noted that first came her date of her birth And spoke the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all. Was the

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Mark your calendars!!! The 15th annual Caldwell Prayer Walk will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 3:00pm. The location will be the Caldwell Memorial Park on Kimball and Grant streets, and a potluck dinner will follow under the park bandshell.

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homeless will have shelter and for families to be solidified. This is a non-denominational interfaith event and those of all faiths are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Arlene Robinett, at 208-481-4568.

Gina Lujack, Jeanette Moist, Dee Burford, Brian Burford, Ron Scott, Bruce Bellem, Helen Bower, Deania Favillo Attendees marveled at the meal as Storm is a fabulous chef. Upon the completion of dinner, desserts were auctioned off. A live auction was then held.

The Dakan Funeral Chapel gang, Charlie Kerrick, Valerie Christensen, Valden Christensen, Alan Kerrick, Lisa Kerrick and Michael Hensel The items included several excursions, trips, and experiences. They ranged from cabin rentals, to concert tickets, as well as musical play tickets including a hotel stay.

The event was extremely successful. All who attended enjoy themselves. The funds will be used to help people in need in the community and provide resources.

less quick to anger, And show appreciation more. And love the people in our lives. Like we’ve never loved before. If we treat each other with respect, And more often wear a smile. Remembering that this special dash. Might only last a

little while. So, when your eulogy is being read. With your life’s actions to rehash Would you be proud of the things they say. About how you spent your dash?

Archie Stradley’s Words of Wisdom

15th Annual Caldwell Prayer Walk

by Mindy Scott

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While we specialize in our clients’ personal needs and safety above all else, we are dedicated to advocate for your enjoyment of life & independence as well. In working with physicians, therapists, etc., our Supervising Nurse makes it easy for our staff to understand and perform all aspects of care. Our providers enjoy playing a key role in helping our clients do things they may not have been able to do before. We are a family-oriented, personable company that strives to employ highly qualified, reliable long-term providers. We do our best to help our clients find stability and peace of mind knowing we are on call to facilitate any concerns they may have.

We also provide personal care services in our assisted living home.

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