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Local Legends Lift The Plaza
Downtown Caldwell and the plaza came alive Saturday night with the revival of the Local Legends variety/ talent show. This years Return of the Local Legends was a fundraiser for the SK8 Ribbon Coalition which will help provide children between the ages of 12 and 16 have access to ice skating at Indian Creek Plaza. The program will be held Saturday mornings during the winter with children from Canyon and Owyhee counties receiving an ice skating lesson, a snack and warm drink regardless of their ability to pay. The coalition also works with teachers who think their class would benefit from ice skating lessons and assists with the cost of the field trips, including transportation, ice skating instructor, ice skating fees, skate rental, and snacks. The performers were all volunteers that donated their time and talent for an opportunity to win the competition by filling their personal golden bucket with contributions. The straight forward approach was simply whoever had the most donations won. With already legendary Dave Kerrick manning the
microphone as the MC, the show kicked off right on time with the national anthem on electric guitar performed by 17 year old Nathan Cornwall channeling Jimmy Hendrix before jumping into his own composition “Hills of Hensbarrow.” Next to the stage was Sandra Warren performing a Patsy Cline song written by Don Gibson, “Sweet Dreams.” The tempo picked up when Zahida Perea performed as the late great Selana to an appreciative audience. Caldwell Perspective progeny Paige Hensel took the stage to launch her version of Little Big Towns “Pontoon.” Comedian Sean Peabody then changed things up with
his performance that drew much laughter from the crowd and led perfectly into the slapstick performance of Will, Frank, Sarah and Corey and their version of the classic “Take Me Out to The Ballgame” complete with popcorn balls that were tossed into the crowd. Bobby Lee Shippy brought things back to center with his cover of Midland’s “Drinking Problem.” Teresa Whitney Stephens brought her guitar and boots and came to entertain leading off with “Norwegian Wood” and setting the stage for a solid core of country music performed by Buddy Devore. Sister’s Promise blew the crowd out of the water with “Boogie
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by Michael Hensel Woogie Bugle Boy” before yielding to Honi Deaton for a couple bluegrass songs, and some yodeling that had the audience appreciating her professional demeanor and spectacular voice. Honi’s Aunt Betty Adams kept things on the country side with a Dolly Parton song “Coat of Many Colors.” Wayne Byerly sang his own composition “Ever Changing Times” before Sarah Gross livened up the stage channeling Tina Turner and “Proud Mary” with a capable duo of backup dancers behind her. Little You Little Me convinced the audience to participate in choosing a destination for their song “Anywhere With You” and
capably played the audience for one more selection before yielding to MC Shake for a selection of Hip Hop songs that had the concrete in front of the stage filled with dancers. James and Rochelle Barrett kept the people on their feet with “Shallow” from “A Star is Born” and then morphed into The James Gang to keep the audience entertained while the golden buckets were counted. The final results of the competition saw Betty Adams in third, Paige Hensel in second and Teresa Whitney Stevens named champion! Over $6500 was donated and the evening was an overwhelming success. See you next year!
Our youngest performers: Paige Hensel (age 14) & Nathan Cornwall (age 17)
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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! June 3: 12 PM Transportation Committee, Indian Creek Steakhouse June 4: 11:30 AM Ambassadors Meeting, Idaho Dept of Labor June 4: 1:30 PM Education, The College of Idaho-Cruzen Library June 5: 12 PM Agri-Business, Indian Creek Steakhouse June 11: 11:15 AM Noonbreak Luncheon, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall June 12: 4:30 PM Ribbon Cutting: Weiser Classic Candy Co., 704 Blaine St. June 20: 12 PM Gov’t Affairs Committee, Acapulco Restaurant June 20: 4:30 PM Business After Hours, Holiday Inn, 16245 N. Merchant Way, Nampa June 26: 8 AM Coffee Connect, Salon Elevation, 718 Main St. TBD: Travel & Tourism Committee Meeting Please plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak Luncheon, June 20th at 11:15 a.m., Simplot Dining Hall, C of I. Call the Chamber of Commerce to RSVP 208-459-7493!
June 1 11 AM: Summer Reading Kickoff, Caldwell Library (all ages). June 3 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 Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 7 PM: Ham Radio Class, 6 week course started May 6th (ages 18+) June 4 5 PM: The Caldwell Farmer’s Market every Tuesday at the Indian Creek Plaza (downtown Caldwell). Farmer’s Market is in conjunction with the Summer Concert series. 6 PM: Summer Concert Series Ft. Diggin Dirt, Indian Creek Plaza. 6-9 PM: Online Mountain Survival Class, contact email@example.com or 208351-3407. 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208-947-0863 or visit www. youthranch.org. 6:30 PM: A Universe of Film: Gravity, free popcorn, film is rated PG-13, Caldwell Library. June 5 8 AM: Free High Intensity Movement Class, Indian Creek Plaza. 9 AM: Tai Chi & Qi Gong, Indian Creek Plaza. 11 AM: Reach for the Starts, the World of Weather with Channel 2 Meteorologist Roland Steadham (ages 3+). 3 PM: Go, Figaro! A Puppet Show “When Carmen’s Puppy, Poochini is Lost, Figaro and Friends Jump in to Help (ages 3+). 6 PM: Prime on the Plaza Fundraiser, Ticketed dinner, Indian Creek Plaza.
June 5 (continued) 7:30 PM: Live Music & Dance with Generator Saints, Indian Creek Plaza. June 6 10:30 AM: Summer Storytime, Grass Area, Indian Creek Plaza. 6:30 PM: Family Voyagers, Rockets, Caldwell Library. 8 PM: Starlight Cinema, Free Movie: Aquaman, Indian Creek Plaza. June 7 8 AM: 19th Annual Mayor’s Scholarship Scramble, Purple Sage Golf Course. Register at www.cityofcaldwell.org. 6 PM: Night of Hope (Relay for Life), Indian Creek Plaza. 6-11 PM: Brave Hearts Night at Indian Creek Steakhouse, 711 Main St. 7 PM: Idaho 800-Race for LifeCaldwell BMX, Caldwell BMX, 4700 Skyway St. June 8 9 AM-12 PM: Family Fun Day, Whittenberger park, 420 W. Chicago St. Free family event on free fishing day, questions? Recreation Department (618 Irving St.) or the City Hall (411 Blaine St.) 11 AM: Youth Smoker Boxing Tournament, Ticketed event, Indian Creek Plaza. June 10 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 5:30 PM: Caldwell Centennial Band Warm Up, Indian Creek Plaza. 6-9 PM: Online woodpecker the bird class, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-351-3407. June 11 11:15 AM: Noonbreak Luncheon, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall RSVP, 208-459-7493.
June 11 (continued) 5 PM: Farmers’ Market, Indian Creek Plaza. 6 PM: Summer Concert Series Ft. Lounge on Fire, Indian Creek Plaza. 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208-947-0863 or visit www. youthranch.org. June 12 8 AM: Free High Intensity Movement Class, Indian Creek Plaza. 9 AM: Tai Chi & Qi Gong, Indian Creek Plaza. 11 AM: Reach for the Starts, featuring Deerflat Refuge (ages 3+), Caldwell Library. 4:30-5:30 PM: Weiser Classic Candy Company Ribbon Cutting, 704 Blaine St. 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club: 6 PM-Meeting, Mr. V’s, Ray (208) 697-1357. June 13 10:30 AM: Summer Storytime, Grass Area, Indian Creek Plaza. 2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read, Caldwell Library. 6:30 PM: Family Voyagers, stories from space, Caldwell Library. 8 PM: Starlight Cinema, Free Movie: Trolls, Indian Creek Plaza. June 14
June 15 11 AM: Dad’s & Donuts, celebrate Dad with sweet treats and craft time with Dad (all ages), Caldwell Library. 11 AM-6 PM: Idaho’s Wild West Brew Fest, Indian Creek Plaza, downtown Caldwell. Take a step back in time to the good times of historic Caldwell.
June 15 (continued) 11 AM-1 PM: Paws & Claws Community Pet Event, West Valley Humane Society & Caldwell Police Department invite you to bring you BFF (Best Furry Friend) for reduced cost microchip, rabies vaccine, city licensing. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. June 16
June 17 9 AM-12 PM: God’s Out of This World Vacation Bible School, Caldwell Presbyterian Church, call Bernie 208-250-3733. 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 Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. June 18 6-9 PM: The Caldwell Farmer’s Market every Tuesday at the Indian Creek Plaza (downtown Caldwell). Farmer’s Market is in conjunction with the Summer Concert series. 6 PM: Summer Concert Series Ft. Thunder & Rain, Indian Creek Plaza. 6-9 PM: Online Wilderness Survival Class, contact email@example.com or call 208-351-3407. 6:30 PM: Adult Board Games, Flying M downtown Caldwell. 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208-947-0863 or visit www.youthranch.org. June 19 8 AM: Free High Intensity Movement Class, Indian Creek Plaza. 9 AM: Tai Chi & Qi Gong, Indian Creek Plaza. 11 AM: Reach for the Star, All About The Sun featuring Boise Astronomical Society (ages 3+), Caldwell Library.
June 20 10:30 AM: Summer Storytime, Grass Area, Indian Creek Plaza. 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours, Holiday Inn, 16245 N. Merchant Way, Nampa. 6:30 PM: Family Voyagers, Your Adventure Awaits Writing Workshop, Caldwell Library. 6:30 PM: Caldwell Library board meeting. 8 PM: Starlight Cinema, Free Movie: Bumblebee, Indian Creek Plaza. June 21 2 PM: Crafter’s Club, Caldwell Library. 5 PM: So You Think You Can Sing? Karaoke Contest, Free, Indian Creek Plaza. June 22 8 AM: Caldwell Night Rodeo Power of Pink Golf Tournament, Timberstone Golf Course, 22500 Arura Vista Way, Caldwell, 7:30 AM registration, for more information call: Ryan 208-318-8551 or Lyle 208-2500405. 5-9 PM: Roller Derby, O’Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St., Beet City Bombers vs. Boise River Rollers & Flygirls vs. Beehive Skate Revolution. Tickets are $5-$10 at the door. June 24 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. June 25 6-9 PM: The Caldwell Farmer’s Market every Tuesday at the Indian Creek Plaza (downtown Caldwell). Farmer’s Market is in conjunction with the Summer Concert series. 6 PM: Summer Concert Series Ft. Tylor & the Train Robbers, Indian Creek Plaza. 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208-947-0863 or visit www. youthranch.org.
June 25 (continued) 6:30 PM: Adulting 101: Home Maintenance, Ron from Ron’s Helping Hand Services will present home maintenance (ages 15+), Caldwell Library. June 26 8 AM: Free High Intensity Movement Class, Indian Creek Plaza. 11 AM: Reaching for the Starts, Let’s Dance! Featuring Monique Michel-Duarte (ages 3+), Caldwell Library. 8 AM: Coffee Connect, Salon Elevation 718 Main Street. 9 AM: Tai Chi & Qi Gong, Indian Creek Plaza 6-9 PM: Online Burn Bowl Class, contact dallins549@ gmail.com or call 208-351-3407. June 27 10:30 AM: Summer Storytime, Grass Area, Indian Creek Plaza. 1 PM: Sewing Group Pillow Cases for Children with Cancer, Caldwell Senior Center. 3 PM: A Galaxy of Activities, Caldwell Library. 8 PM: Starlight Cinema, Free Movie: Footloose, Indian Creek Plaza. June 29 8 AM-3 PM: The Sanctuary Cowboy Church Yard Sale & Hand Crafted Items Extravaganza, 212 E. Main Street, Middleton. Senior Center Monday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit & Fall Class 1 PM: Line Dancing 7 PM: Square Dance Tuesday 9 AM: Art Group (ex. 6/18) 1 PM: Pinochle 4:30 PM: Bingo Wednesday 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Thursday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit & Fall Class Friday 1 PM: Bingo 6 PM: Community Dance
Lion’s Blood Drive June 7, 2019
Caldwell Lions Club is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on June 7th at the Church Christ on Ustick and 10th. Times are from 10-3 and walk-ins are welcome. Please consider giving the gift of life. Your short investment of time may save a precious life. It’s an easy way to quietly do good in your community! The Lions thank you and the Perspective thanks you!
Caldwell Library Calendar Monday 10:30 AM: Baby N’ Me Storytime 11:15 AM: Music & Movement (ages 2-5) Tuesday 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) 7 PM: Pajama Storytime, pajamas and slippers encouraged (ages 2-5 plus family) Wednesday 11 AM: Reach for the Stars (ages 3-12) 3 PM: A Galaxy of Activities (ages 5+) 6 PM: Ask the Librarian Thursday 4 PM: Teen Thursday (ages 13-18) 6:30 PM: Family Voyagers (all ages) Friday 10 AM: Tai Chi
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Bryce Schroeder, a Caldwell native, graduates from the Coast Guard Academy Schroeder is scheduled to serve aboard USCGC RICHARD DIXON in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Bryce is a four-year varsity member of the Men’s Basketball Team at the Academy, is a member of the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, and is graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management. “It was a long four-year journey at the Academy. There were countless challenges and tribulations during my training that developed me into a military
officer. I am looking forward to finally being able to apply that training to real world missions in defense of our great nation.” During his summer training periods Schroeder was assigned to: • USCGC BERTHOLF, a national security cutter in Alameda, California • USCGC EAGLE, a training vessel that sailed to London, Portugal and Bermuda • USCGC WRANGELL in Manama, Bahrain in support of US 5th Fleet Operations in the Arabian Gulf Schroeder intends on
Motor Vehicle Title and Registration Office Implements New Office Hours After reviewing employee tasks and customer support data, the Canyon County Assessor’s Office has decided to change the hours of operation for the Motor Vehicle Title and Registration Office located inside the DMV. Beginning on June 3, 2019, the new hours of operation will be: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The change is being made to allow staff the necessary time to balance and reconcile daily transactions. In addition, office staff will use this time to scan titles for the Idaho Transportation Department instead of mailing them to Boise. This change has helped streamline and reduce title processing times, but it is causing a larger workload for staff and increased overtime. Currently, staff has to double check all scanning uploads on a nightly basis to ensure all title documents are attached before the electronic transmittal process is completed. In an effort to reduce wait times, an express lane has also been added for simple renewal transactions. The queuing system will provide an “X” ticket that correlates to the express lane. Individuals with their old registration, renewal card, or plate number of the vehicle needing renewed are asked to stand in this line instead of sitting down. Simple renewals can also be completed on the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) website and via mail.
specializing in law enforcement operations and hopes to join the Coast Guard’s elite Deployable Specialized Forces after his first tour. Bryce is a 2015 graduate of Vallivue High School, where he was also a member of the National Honor Society and a three-sport varsity athlete. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, one of the nation’s five federal service academies, is located on the west bank of the Thames River. Each year, the Academy graduates about 200 newly commissioned of-
ficers to lead the smallest branch of all the U.S. Armed Forces.
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Page 4 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Memorial Day 2019 was great morning at Caldwell’s Canyon Hill Cemetery with a newly titled event, Captain Ross Cartee Bales Memorial Day Celebration. Named in honor of Caldwell native Ross Bales who was killed in action during WWII, this Honor & Remembrance service kicks off a new era of opportunity for Caldwell area residents to remember our fallen service personnel. Community partnerships between the Idaho Pocahontas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution taking the lead in creating the program with strong support from LoveCaldwell and the Caldwell
Captain Ross Cartee Bales Memorial Day Celebration
Memorial Veteran’s Hall and the City of Caldwell all contributed to a successful first year “citizen ceremony”. A brief 30 min. program included presentations from Lorene Oates, Pastor Jim Porter, Tim Lacey, Rob Oates, and Pastor Sharon Porter. General Logan’s Orders outlined the need for the original Decoration Day. We also heard remarks about why Old Soldiers Never Die or Fade away – unless we allow them to. It is our duty to never let this happen. Captain Bales life in Caldwell and orders to Molesworth, England where he piloted the FDR’s Idaho Potato Peeler Kid’s B-17 bomber on 35 mis-
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sions were highlighted. His unique contribution in creating the original design for the gun mount on the front of his plane and worked with his ground crew to design and install the first B-17 nose guns for the 8th Air Force. The following is an excerpt from the comments called Remarks of the Missing by Lorene Oates. Some of our service people come home in body bags. Some do not come home at all. Think about it. Remarks of the Missing - The ones who do not come home. What would they want us to know? Cartee was the eldest son of Frank & Lorene Bales. My mother Nathelle is the youngest. By all reports from his siblings, Cartee was a happy, loving son who was very social and studious. Like most of us, he had plans for his life, which included studying engineering following his grandfather and great grandfather. Working his way through high school under the guidance of his Dad, Cartee was skilled at building and had a keen interest in design. The world was his to claim. When WWII broke out, he left the University of Idaho to join the US Army Air Corps. From Gowen Field, to flight school, to Molesworth England, Cartee trained to be a pilot. While growing up, Cartee had also learned to take care of the vehicles at the Bales Lumber Yard. He took those same mechanical skills and was always striving to improve his plane. One example is how Cartee realized the vulnerability of the front of his plane and worked with his ground crew to design and install the first B-17
nose guns for the 8th Air Force. In 1992, 49 years after Cartee was KIA, a single paragraph was posted in the Idaho Statesman about the 303rd Bomb group coming to Boise for a gathering. My folks, and my aunt and Uncle Ned & Lorene Thurston attended this event in hopes of meeting anyone who might have served with Cartee. They were successful and shared laughter and friendship with this group for several more years. Part of being MISSING or in his case, Killed in Action, is that there was no body ever to be recovered. My mother remembers, that day the big dark car arrived at the Bales home to escort her parents and family to Gowen Field to a ceremony where his mother received his medals and the contents of his locker. At this point, a US dime was distributed to everyone in attendance. Here is the locker story that my folks learned from the people at the 303rd Bomb group gathering. This appears on a series of interviews on WQED TV where Alvin Morton was interviewed about his time in the service and this is a portion of what he said. The day of what would be the last for Captain Bales and his crew was described by Company mail carrier Private Alvin Morton as a day of apprehension and foreboding. Morton heard Jack Snell approach Jack Ryan and say, “I will not be coming back today. I have known it all night long.” Captain Ross Bales placed his locker key in the hands of his crew chief Martin Yanagan saying, “Martin if I do not come back take this key, go to my locker and take the money. Take the crew and go enjoy yourself in London town.” Walter Dooley came to Alvin Morton and said, take this dime for me, it was good luck, and the dime symbolizes 10 men on a crew and in God We
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Trust. If I do not come back, send this to my mother and tell her I love her and our God. It was on this day that the Bales crew, flying in the last plane in their formation was attacked and hit causing it to drop into a spinning nosedive crashing into the North Sea. Six parachutes were seen opening, but no one survived. One body of the ten was recovered. An then you receive the telegram, “ I regret to inform you that the commanding general europeon area reports your son, Captain Ross C Bales missing in action since May 14, if further details or other information of his status are received, you will be promptly notified.” That is it. The end of the story. A young life, just one of thousands to be lost. Missing. Never to return home to family and friends. Today I am speaking about WWII, but please do not forget all the wars, conflicts, military actions and service personnel lost in combat or in service. What do you think the remarks of the missing might be? I cannot speak for everyone, but I would suggest to you, that with the dime in your hand, please consider that 10 men were on every crew, that more than 10 people are affected by each death. Consider that In God We Trust is all that those boys had to hold on to during those missions. I would encourage each of you to take your dime; go tell someone that you know what Memorial Day is really all about. Go speak to God and send a prayer for all our service men and women who have stood strong and brave to protect our homeland. Pray without ceasing that, we somehow find a way to live in peace. In addition, while it is still possible, thank a veteran as often as possible, while they are still here on the topside.
Bowling Buddies Bowler of the Year Hosted at Caldwell Bowl
Division 1 Bowlers L to R: Allen Lewis, Kimber Chaney, Beck Woodhead, Brenda Lewis, Jessie Pryor, Annie DeBruler, Rose Manwill, Tashima Hardt, Allan Moulton and Anthony Ethington
A “Bowler of the Year” tournament was recently held at Caldwell Bowl involving the BOWLING BUDDIES Monday League. This league is under the umbrella of Special Olympics. There were two divisions: bowlers with 100 average and less were division 1 and divi-
Division 2 Bowlers L to R: Eli Dodge, Kim Ball, Nathan Garlock, Joe Simmons, Loren Whittacker, Mark Burrows, Brandon Garlock, Heather Rager and Chris Wade
sion 2 were bowlers with averages over 100. Bowlers in division 1 were Allen Lewis, Kimber Chaney, Beck Woodhead, Brenda Lewis, Jessie Pryor, Annie DeBruler, Rose Manwill, Tashima Hardt, Allan Moulton and Anthony Ethington. Bowlers in division 2 were
central Caldwell, near Crunch Fitness and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Built in one, two, and three bedroom footprints, in three separate residential buildings, 45 of the 50 units will be offered to low income applicants and 5 will be rented at market rent. Three of the 45 units will be permanent supportive housing units, and dedicated to very low income and veterans. A community center will also occupy one of the buildings with congregate recreation areas for residents. Rents will range from
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$350-$925 a month, with median rents in the $625-$850 range. Urrutia is hoping to see the housing fill with workers at nearby Sky Ranch, giving them an opportunity for housing close to their work, at a price they can afford. Based on vacancy rates and waiting lists two years ago, Caldwell was 1000 units short of affordable housing, according to Mike Dittenber, Director at Caldwell Housing Authority. Developments such as this help begin to close that significant gap.
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Winners L to R: Kimber Chaney (Div.1), Mark Burrows (Div. 2), Heather Rager (Div. 2), Anthony Ethington (Div. 1)
Eli Dodge, Kim Ball, Nathan Garlock, Joe Simmons, Loren Whittacker, Mark Burrows, Brandon Garlock, Heather Rager and Chris Wade. The winners in division 1 were Kimber Chaney and Anthony Ethington and the winners in division 2 were Heather Rager and Mark Burrows.
Affordable Housing Making Way to Sky Ranch Area Call it workforce housing, affordable housing or just much needed multi-family housing, but Caldwell is getting fifty new units of it, thanks to Greg Urrutia and his company New Beginnings. Greg has partnered with Caldwell to build three affordable housing complexes in the past, but this time intends to provide family living units, instead of senior housing which he’s brought to Caldwell before. The new housing development will be called Westview Lofts and be located near Sky Ranch Business Park in east
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MDA “Fill the boot” event. Crews raised funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association with the annual “Fill the Boot” Event. Final number not yet determined.
As summer sets in, BBQ connoisseurs start up the grills. It is important to be mindful of grilling safely with these tips from the National Fire Prevention
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Station tour with Central Canyon Kindergarteners. Education is key in any career. C-Shift shared their knowledge and expertise
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of the population). Many of these premature deaths and risk factors are preventable. Only a few risk factors, such as age, gender, and family history, cannot be controlled. Food choices, though, have a big impact on your heart’s health, even if you have other uncontrollable risk factors. One of the biggest changes we can do to lower our “not-so-healthy” cholesterol (LDL) and raise your “healthy” cholesterol (HDL), and ultimately reduce your risk of heart disease, is to replace unhealthy fats with healthy fats.
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Keep Your Heart Healthy Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About 92
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by Jackie Amende, FCS Extension Educator-Canyon County
Unhealthy fats are saturated and trans fats. These fats are solid at room temperature and can have a negative impact on blood cholesterol levels and increase the risk for heart disease. Fats, like butter and coconut oil, are high in saturated fats. Foods that contain higher amounts of saturated fats come mainly from animal sources, including meat and dairy products. Choosing leaner cuts of meats and lower fat dairy options can help reduce the total amount of saturated fat that is eaten throughout the day. To improve blood cholesterol levels and decrease your risk of heart disease, it is important to work to replace the saturated fats you eat with unsaturated fats, like liquid-at-roomtemperature oils (olive oil, canola oil, etc.) and foods with healthy fats, like nuts,
avocados, and fatty fish. The key word here is “replace.” Even though unsaturated fats are healthy fats, it is important to remember that fat, regardless of type, is still high in calories and can impact weight management and ultimately disease risk if not eaten in moderation. For more information on health, nutrition, and food safety, contact the Canyon County Extension Office at 208-459-6003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Swearing in ceremony for CPD’s newest officers. Middle left is Seferino Tapia and middle right is Nathan Douthit. Welcome to the CPD family gentlemen!
I would like to thank my good friend Albert Davis who is a long time reader of the Caldwell Perspective. I was very busy last week and
After 20 years of outstanding service, CSO Cindy Gallagher is retiring. Cindy was the evidence technician for the department, and was amazing at her job. Cindy’s contagious laugh, smile, and positive attitude will be missed. Cindy was a very caring and compassionate person, and everybody loved to be around her. Cindy thank you for all that you have done to make CPD a better place. Photo on right: actual belt buckle gifted to Cindy.
was unable to put an article in the paper, and Mr. Davis was nice enough to call me and say he missed my section of the paper. There is
Recognizing Pillars of Progress
For longtime Caldwell residents, simply using the word progress in the same sentence with downtown is a bit of a gutcheck. But, we are at a place where we can, with new businesses slated to open in coming months, The Grit2C open, the Flying M Celebrating a year in downtown, a new scratch kitchen Mexican restau-
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rant coming to one of the premier anchor buildings, the Good Spoon fast becoming a family favorite and The Loft, brand new upstairs at Maddie’s Plaza, sure to become one of my personal favorite places to shop. So, progressing we are, and not without a debt of gratitude to some businesses and individuals who contributed in big and important ways to the Indian Creek Plaza, Destination Caldwell, and the downtown, overall. Please be mindful of the new public art installation by Trademark, Inc., located outside the north garage door of Flying M. Simplot, Crookham Company, Omnipure, Bestbath, Valli Information Systems, Joe and Chellie Van Lith and Family, are each honored by name as contributors to our beautiful and progressing downtown. We thank them, and encourage each of you to proudly patronize these businesses and the downtown shops and eateries!
WVMC Auxiliary Awards Prizes to Six Local Students West Valley Medical Center Auxiliary, Inc. recently awarded $6,000 to six local students. Students receiving $1,000 each include those pictured (L-R): Mary Edgett, Vision Charter School; Jenny OCampo, TVCC; Ana Rodriquez, CWI; Rylei Haas, Middleton High School. Other $1,000 recipients who are not pictured include: Hannah Calley, Kuna High School; Mikayla Macaluso, Kuna High School. Jenny Ocampo also received the Gene McClure Volunteer Award for her volunteer hours at West Valley Medical Center.
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The Caldwell Lions are pleased to award scholarships to the Caldwell High School students shown. Scholarships were also awarded to Jada Ponce and Julian Landa of Val-
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Chelan Lane from Parma High School was awarded the club’s Technical/Trade Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an applicant who will be attending a technical or trade school to earn a certification or an associate degree in a specialized trade. Chelan plans to earn an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Science and plans to attend the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, Texas. Eventually she would like to work for a catering business after many experiences during her training. Carlee Smith of Parma was awarded one of the club’s Academic Scholarships. This scholarship is awarded to students who plan to attend a 4 year college to earn a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Carlee plans to attend Lewis-Clark State College to earn her degree in English: Publishing
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L to R: Chelan Lane (Technical Trade), Carlee Smith (Academic), and Sophia Nash (Academic).
Arts. Her dream is to become an editor for a book publisher. Sophia Nash from Homedale High School was awarded the other Caldwell Rotary Club Academic Scholarship. She plans to attend North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to continue her softball career while earning an
Associate’s Degree prior to continuing on to a four-year university to finish her Bachelor’s Degree with a major in English and a minor in Political Science. She plans to work hard and then apply to law school to become an attorney.
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space with benches, picnic areas, and landscaping. Covington Place Subdivision is being submitted by Adam Fuhriman with Greencastle Building LLC. It is scheduled to be located on 15 acres located near Linden and Farmway. Plans are to develop 29 residential lots, 5 common areas, and a park with playground equipment. Lot sizes average .38 acres. The third development under consid-
eration is Hampton Place Subdivision, a planned unit project sent forward by JUB Engineering. The preliminary application includes acreage near Beech and Georgia, 39 single family dwellings, open space to include a basketball court, gazebo, bbq area, and playground. Applications will be reviewed at the 7:00 p.m. meeting on June 18th in the Caldwell Police meeting room.
Our Community Friends in Low Places
Page 9 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE by Tammy Dittenber, Caldwell Perspective Editor
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When I see a classic car, painted bright colors, murals splashed across the side, slammed in the weeds…my blood pressure increases, my heart skips beats, and I wait. I wait to see if the driver will lift it, bounce it, give it a rake. I wait, because the site brings an instant smile and childlike glee to my heart and my face. I’m no gearhead, although I am married to one and raised two, but even I know what a labor of love, and tender attention to detail, building one of these cars is. There seems to be an entire culture around the hydraulic low riders, which have an interesting history. The lowrider started in Southern California in the 1950s, where young Latino men expressed their pride and playfulness by taking cars and lowering them so the fenders sometimes just skimmed the pavement. In Whittier, CA, the city authorities decided this display of auto rebellion was too much and passed an ordinance prohibiting fenders below the wheel. To counter that, car enthusiasts found if they added a piston to the undercarriage, they could raise their cars in seconds. Hydraulics were borne. In the 1960s Hydraulics were a Latino art form, and much distinguished from the rest of the custom car scene of the day. The cars typically lowered were inexpensive, older models, but when owners finished with them, they were a low, slow, car show. Growing up in Caldwell, there was always at least one hydraulic car around, and lots of low riders, complete with curb finders, which could be purchased at Statewide Store, next to Penny Wise Drug. Most had fuzzy dice in the window, and later, they were often emblazoned with a car club logo on the back window. I have always thought hydraulics added to a car is “hard on the equipment.” A recent sit down visit with Jason Downey, President of the valley chapter of the Majestics Car Club, bore a bit of that out. Downey installs hydraulic kits and builds cars for a living. He said out of the roughly 75 cars he knows of in our area, many are broken at any given time, sitting in someone’s
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garage or backyard awaiting repair. Electric motors that run the hydraulic pumps require standalone batteries with some providing 96 volts of electricity. The average is under 48 volts, but the higher the voltage, the higher the car raises, and the bigger the bounce. Big bounces are important, one comes to realize in talking with Downey. Seals can leak, which is an oily mess for the owner; solenoids can burn out; batteries go bad…the car can catch on fire, which is evidently a known hazard, but made me sad, nevertheless. My sadness is at the thought of losing such an enormous labor of love. This isn’t your run of the mill classic car build, where once it’s done, it’s time to show and shine. These cars are never really done, because the more you drive them, the more apt you are to be replacing or repairing, but the owners involved don’t complain much about that. One senses that owning a low rider with hydraulics is about the process as much as the product. I asked Downey “why?” and his story is likely similar to that of many low rider owners. He said when he was 13, already “a car kid” tinkering on cars and interested in loud, fast, and vintage, his brother turned 17. For his 17th birthday, their stepfather rented Cheech and Chong movies for his older brother and his buddies to watch. Jason snuck downstairs and watched the movies with his brother, and in one of the movies was a hydraulic low rider bouncing up and down. He was struck that it must be something just for the movies, because it
had to be impossible to get a car to do that, but he liked it, and it stuck with him. Two days later he walked to a neighborhood Circle K store, spied a Low Rider magazine on the rack…and there was THE car from the movie on the front cover. He bought the magazine and started reading up on the what and how of these cars. He ordered catalogs, read manuals, and became obsessed with making a big car bounce. His first car when he turned 16 was a 1964 4-door Chevy Impala. He didn’t raise it up, but in his auto body shop class in high school, he fixed it up, did body work and painted it. He was driving it home on the freeway and someone cut him off in traffic, and he wrecked the car. He said “my parents had some friends who took pity on me, and they had a 1963 Cadillac Deville they sold me for twenty-five bucks”. That was his first car after he graduated high school and it got the full treatment. He used savings bonds his grandparents had given him, to do the work. He has built many since then, for car owners all around the valley, and some out of state. He now owns a 1962 Chevy Impala SS, and it’s amazing. On the low end, the pipe and license plate touch the ground. When it’s lifted…well we included pictures, but it’s way up in the nosebleed section. Basically, any vehicle with rear wheel drive and a full frame can be a bouncer. There are still plenty of those cars around, a good many of which people my age (shhh) think of as “grandma” cars. Older model Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles, Chevrolets, and the last of the rear
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things like metal tubing in lieu of rubber, configured in cool ways, fast drops, fast lifts, high bounces, intricate paint designs, murals, honoring heritage; it all combines for the coolest rides around. These are bawdy, spunky, witty, irreverent, impertinent, subversive, cars that turn the classic car paradigm upside down. They are also beautiful, shiny, bright, cultural icons, and they display the politics of laughter. I dare you to watch one in action and disagree.
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Science and Engineering for 3-year olds?
by Fiona May, Caldwell Library
You’ve probably heard of STEM education, but how about STEAM? Take science, tech, engineering and math and add a dash of art to engage young kids, and there you are! The second annual Canyon County Early STEAM Day is coming to Caldwell on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. The action-packed, interactive event will take place at the downtown Indian Creek Plaza. Why does an event like this matter? Fiona May, Youth Services Supervisor at the Caldwell Public Library, notes, “Preschoolers haven’t decided that science and math are things they can’t do, but as educators and parents it’s up to us to keep them asking questions and engaging with problem solving.” Heather Lee, Early Education Specialist with the Idaho STEM Action Center, comments, “We
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give-aways. This event is totally free, thanks to sponsors West Valley Medical Center, Friends of the Caldwell Library, and the Idaho STEM Action Center. Raffle tickets for visiting the activity stations will provide chances to take home even more cool STEM gear. It’s never too early to encourage children’s curiosity! The careers of the future will depend on STEM skills, which seem like play to children. Parents will take home resources for helping kids engage in STEAM while they’re still young enough to believe they can do it! Visit the Early STEAM Day website at https://www. caldwellpubliclibrary.org/ early-steam-day or contact the Caldwell Public Library for more information.
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Nathan’s Greenleaf Cafe Annual Classic Car and Tractor Show Enjoys Another Successful Year!
There is nothing like a beautiful early summer day, just enough breeze to keep you cool and enough sunshine to give you a tan and force you to wear your sunglasses. Shorts are the attire of choice, a tank top or t-shirt and flip-flops finish the clothing requirements. Now, add in a bevy of beautiful cars, vintage camp trailers, old tractors of all makes and models, a small town with all it’s character, and some very nice people and you have the
Nathan’s Greenleaf Cafe Annual Classic Car and Vintage Tractor Show! This years event was held on June 1st and attracted over 150 entrants in the various categories. From my perspective the judges had a huge, difficult job deciding who deserved the rewards, every vehicle, tractor and trailer deserved a prize – but participation certificates are not conclusive, and 45 winners were named. In the interest of saving space for some pic-
tures, we’ve chosen to list 10 of the winners here, a complete list will be posted to our Facebook page. So, here we go: Peoples Choice Car or Pickup went to a ‘58 Chevy owned by Dixie Brown. Sponsors Choice Car or Pickup went to Doug Amick for his ‘65 Mercury Comet. Judges Choice Car or Pickup went to a beautiful red ‘55 Nomad owned by Joe Barnes. Peoples Choice Classic Travel Trailer went to a 1968 Serro Scotty owned by Mia Goicoe-
New Tuesday Farmers’ Market at Indian Creek Plaza
Enjoy the crisp spring air, sweet smells and farm-fresh goods at Caldwell’s new outdoor farmers market from 5 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday through September at Indian Creek Plaza. The Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market was designed to make it easy for everyone in Caldwell to get fresh, local food straight from the source. For generations families in Caldwell have produced the best fruits, vegetables, spices, wines, proteins, and dairy around and now you can get it all in one place! The Farm to Fork Farmers’ Markets’ opening weeks will feature plant and vegetable starts such as cucumbers and pumpkins. In June and July shoppers can expect to
by Madison Huck, Destination Caldwell Intern see fruit, and featured chef will shop from squash, pep- the market stalls, then prepare pers, toma- food made there on site to sell toes. Crops shoppers! like apples The market will also have and corn will artisan vendors such as home be available in décor, jewelry, and skin care. late summer This event is not only a great and early fall. way to purchase items sold You will also directly from Caldwell’s’ combe able to find munity members but an even proteins at the better way to spend time with market. Get friends and family. The marf a r m - r a i s e d ket is held in conjunction with eggs, chicken, pork and beef Indian Creek Plaza’s summer from a local farmer! Most pro- concert series, Tuesdays on teins are available by-the- the Creek. Live music will start pound. If you are looking to fill each Tuesday at 6pm. your freezer you can also talk If you want to know more to the farmers about bulk-buy- about what produce will be at ing options. the market each week, look Caldwell is also the home of for the ‘Farm to Fork Farmers’ the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, a Market’ event on Facebook. collection of 15 wineries in the We hope to see you at the heart of Idaho’s wine country. Farmers’ Market on Tuesday! So naturally, you will also be able to purchase local wine at the market! Several wineries will be featured throughout the summer including Huston Vineyards, Sawtooth Estate Winery, and Vizcaya Winery. To make this market ‘farm to fork’ there has to be prepared food, right? Mid-summer chefs will be at the market, too! The
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bees for a compass. Based on the smile on his face, I’m sure my Dad thought he was raising a car salesman. No young horse trader today could ever make that trade because he could never collect a quart jar of bumble bees. Even finding that amount of bumble bees would be worth a top of the line GPS unit. Residential developments in the Treasure Valley need HOAS that help to sustain wildlife, birds, bees, frogs and toads. Sadly, this will never be enough to bring back my beloved, handsome rooster pheasant. Unbridled development in the Treasure Valley will not bode well for future generations. Another specific proposal: Any developer must leave at lease 15% per 100 acres in a wildlife happy zone. A happy zone is planted with flora that is conducive to the regeneration of humming birds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators. I know
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Indian Creek Academy Youth Pay It Forward For Charity
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Paul Desaulniers, CenturyLink Manager of Operations, visited Indian Creek Academy in Caldwell to assist a group of eager young people in handing out
checks to three local nonprofit agencies who serve those in Caldwell who benefit from a hand up. CenturyLink provided the money, but the students got to engage in a process to determine which
charities would benefit. They selected three charities: Easter Seals, Meals on Wheels and the Oasis Food Program each received a check for $1000 as a result of the students’ efforts. Principal
Stephanie Ozuna Archuleta stated, “I’m proud of these students and the process they went through to hear various presentations, deliberate, and choose three worthwhile charities in our
community.” Good job CenturyLink, and good job students. We also recognize the value of these programs in serving our city and ensuring basic necessities are delivered to those in need.
Caldwell Students Advance to Territorial Competition in California
Students from all over Idaho and Oregon compete to represent the Salvation Army Cascade Division at the Territorial Competition called “ENCORE”. The ENCORE program helps in the development of selfassurance and confidence. It can help a child to understand the importance of proper preparation and of presenting themselves in a positive way. Those
in groups can learn the importance of a collaborative creative process – that each part of a group can make a contribution to the overall presentation of the whole group. We are taking part in the development of our future leaders. Too many of our children have too few opportunities to learn these lessons and receive positive reinforcement as they learn. These lessons can help to enhance their gifts and talents through training and performance opportunities. This is the second time students from the Caldwell Salvation Army’s School of Music and Arts have advanced to the Territorial Competition in the last three years. The 7 students took first place in three categories; Drama Troupe (Elijah Bridgeo, Monty Morrow, Hailey
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Caldwell Recognizes College Signing Day
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The Caldwell of Chamber Education Committee meets each year on College Signing Day to circulate through the community taking pictures of the businesses who wear their favorite College gear. The 2019 College Signing Day was the 5th annual event celebrating the Reach Higher Initiative that was launched by Michelle Obama in San Antonio, Texas in 2014. Educators and communities across the United States recognize the day in celebration for those kids who have committed to continuing their education after high school. Thank you to the businesses and community members who participated. See you all next May! The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce education committee supports and participates in all levels of the Caldwell school system. Their next meeting will be held on June 4, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the College of Idaho Cruzen Library.
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June 2019 Caldwell’s Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church welcomed a new pastor in December of 2018. After a careful search, the pastoral search committee unanimously chose the Reverend Katey Schwind Williams. Katey had already worked professionally in churches for over ten years and was ordained to pastoral ministry in 2014. Much of her ministry over the last ten years had been in Christian Education, focusing on children and youth. In her time at Boone, Katey also has grown to love preaching and working with adults, while still enjoying ministry with kids and youth. Pastor Katey has strong roots in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Her grandfather was a Presbyterian minister, so she was raised in the church. She got her Master of Divinity degree at the Boston University School of Theology. Katey grew up in Rochester, New York, and most of her immediate family still resides there. She and her husband,
Nick, have been living in Boise for the last three and a half years, but said they would love to move to Caldwell if that is where the Spirit takes them. Pastor Katey stated, “I came to Boone because I felt strongly called by God to ministry here; the community’s needs, dreams and desire seem to match my gifts and abilities.” She is grateful to the church leaders who have been willing to step up and help her transition over the past few months. Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church has served the Caldwell community for almost 130 years. A group of pioneer women started raising funds for a building in 1885. It was on their invitation that Reverend William Judson Boone and his new bride, Annie, came to Caldwell. The First Presbyterian Church [its original name] was dedicated in 1890. Dr. Boone went on to become the first president of the Presbyterian-affiliated
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College of Idaho, which at that time was located near the new church on the corner of 9th and Albany streets. In 1907, the college relocated to a recent suburban addition on the southeast corner of 20th Avenue and Cleveland Boulevard. After WWII, a new church was constructed at its current location on the corner of S. 14th Avenue and Dearborn Street. The congregation named the building “Boone
Memorial Presbyterian Church” in honor of its founding minister, William Judson Boone. The Boise architectural firm of Wayland and Fennel designed the sanctuary’s classical Gothic Revival facade, which includes a striking rose window dedicated to its women pioneers and 1200-pipe organ. Longtime Caldwell builder David Dorsey worked on the church’s construction. Though Pastor Katey has
Honoring The Dignity of Life... Losing a child is tragic, leaving families having never held, reared, or laid eyes on their child. These are profound losses and many find comfort in thoughtful observances of a life never realized. Few families have escaped this loss. While this is a gift given to all Caldwell area families, LoveCaldwell is giving an opportunity to purchase commemorative engraved bricks to be used in a walkable path to the site. If you would like to honor your beloved unborn
child or grandchild at this memorial, the cost per brick will be $25 (4x8) or $40 (8x8) to cover the expense of production and installation. Contact LoveCaldwell through their Facebook page or by email to lovecaldwellidaho@gmail. com. Your financial gifts (in lieu of commemorative bricks) may be tax deductible. LoveCaldwell wishes to express its gratitude to the City of Caldwell for their generosity, sensitivity and understanding, and to Da-
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the works of a great staff the use of horses will be integrated into the therapies for these kids and families. Our youth of today walk in a different world than many of us did as kids. The new Idaho Youth Ranch Equestrian center will provide an escape for those kids struggling with suicide tendency’s and substance abuse. Thank you, Idaho Youth Ranch, for providing a resource for families and kids who find themselves on a path that was destructive. The Equestrian cen-ter is located at 28371 El Paso Rd. in Caldwell.
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and rehabilitation. The Youth Ranch just celebrated in Caldwell with the opening of their new 35,000 square foot equestrian center. Through
been at Caldwell’s Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church for a short time, she expressed that she felt warmly received by everyone she has met: “The larger community has been extravagantly welcoming and willing to learn. I’ve loved getting to know everyone, and I’m so excited for what God has in store for our future as we continue to unpack it together.”
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Idaho Youth Ranch Builds Equestrian Center Since 1953, the Idaho Youth Ranch, a 501(c)(3) has been helping families and youth serving as an emergency shelter, providing therapy
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LoveCaldwell along with David’s Hope have teamed up to create a place to honor children lost through miscarriage or stillbirth. The City of Caldwell has graciously given a serene portion of Canyon Hill Cemetery overlooking the Boise River for a family memorial area, meditation seating, and a memorial brick walking path. This beautiful area will provide families a place to remember the lives of those they’ve lost. Did you know one in four pregnancies ends in a loss?
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During the summer of 1972 I was working at a machine shop in Caldwell. I took the job to get some practical engineering experience and to earn enough money for another semester at school. As the summer help, or because I was “the college boy”, I was assigned some jobs that were above my skill level at the time. Some jobs were “busy” work but all of them gave me the experience I was looking for. I would like to say that I fixed more stuff than I broke so it worked out all right for the concerned. The shop had a maintenance contract with Ida Best, a feed company at the west end of Main Street which had the tallest building in Caldwell at the time. I would guess it was over 200 feet to the top floor. Tom and I were sent to the top of the grain elevator to retrieve a cast iron grain chute that had worn through. We couldn’t weld at that location because of the fire danger, plus we had no way to get the welder up to that level. The chute would have to be brought down and taken to the shop for repair. There were two means of access to the top floor. One
was a caged ladder, which wouldn’t work at all to lower the piece down and the other was a “manlift”. This manlift was a one person elevator with cables and pulleys that had adjustments to somewhat balance the weight go-ing down with the weight going up. There was no way this would pass any kind of safety inspection by OSHA as it looked like a home brewed death trap. When working properly one only had to give a pull on one of the cables next to the lift with an additional tug every few feet and it would ascend. To descend one needed to pull the down cable and ride the foot brake pedal to slow it down or to stop. Seems like it had a sign on it stating the load limit was 300 pounds. We got the chute detached from its mount and then Tom announced what his plan was for getting it to the ground. Since I was much lighter than Tom at about 130 pounds to his 220, he thought I should ride the manlift down with the 250 pound cast iron chute. I’d done some pretty crazy things up to that point in my life but if I took the time to think
first before acting, I tried to keep the odds in my favor. On this I could see that severe bodily damage could occur and said, “No, I’m not doin’ that!” Tom replied, “Whatsa matter, no guts?” to which I answered, “Yeah, I got guts and brains too. I’ll take the ladder.” He grumbled something about the color yellow as we wrestled the chute onto the manlift and he squeezed onboard too. While he got himself set for launch, I started down the ladder. From the ladder I could see the manlift carriage zing by and it slammed into the basement before I got the bottom. I imagined I’d see Tom looking like Wile E Coyote after falling off a cliff and getting hit with an anvil, but other than being covered with grain dust from the smack down one floor below the “Lobby”, he was okay. He always sounded mad anyway, but I didn’t antagonize the situation by speaking as we hoisted the chute back up to the main floor and took it to the shop. I don’t recall helping to reinstall the grain chute. Tom probably got a more submissive assistant. Eventually my al-
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Military Spotlight: The Dog Tag A dog tag is a physical means of identification for our Armed Forces. The first crude examples of dog tags surfaced during the Civil War. A soldier’s information may have been scratched onto the soft lead of a buckle or stamped into a small coin. Some wrote their name and address on paper
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After reaching out to the community for an old photo of the Dakan Chapel horse drawn hearse. Sara Sherman from the Caldwell Library sent this photo. The best guess as to the year of the photo is the late 1800’s. Peckham Funeral Chapel was founded in 1911 by Clifford “C.V.” Peckham. In 1935, C.V. partnered with T. Wilbur Dakan and in 1957, his son James “Jim” Dakan became the owner and changed the name to Dakan Funeral Chapel. The Caldwell Library has a ton of old photos of Caldwell from throughout the years and are working on making them accessable to the community in the near future. We will keep you posted as we learn more. It is unknown if this is the hearse from what was Peckham Funeral Chapel. We welcome
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and pinned it to the back of their coats. Later, a company started making tags on small round pieces of brass , lead and even silver. The Christian Commission had preprinted paper tags where the solider could fill in his name and unit information. These tags had a prayer at the bottom. In late 1906, the War Department officially made the dog tag part of the uniform for both enlisted and officers. It was a single, round, aluminum tag that enlisted personnel got for free and officers had to pay for.
These tags had a name, rank and unit on it. They were prescribed to be worn around the neck by a cord or kept in their possession at all times. In 1916, they amended the regulations to include a second tag. In case of death, one tag would be kept with the body, the other given to the graves detail. In 1918, they created service numbers and those numbers would be on the tag as well. From the 1920s to the 1950s, most Marine Corps and Navy dog tags changed to an oval
Caldwell Police Department archive photo. Things have changed just a little bit! by Rob Kopan shape. In some cases, a fingerprint was etched on the back. But in WW2, it was the Army’s dog tag that changed the most. It was now more elongated, like a race track. These tags also had a notch in them. Contrary to popular belief, the notched tag had nothing to do with putting it in the mouth of a dead body. The notch was used by the Medical Corps in a handheld device called the Model 70 Addressograph. It was a nifty little tool that you put the dog tag into. The notched helped to align the tag properly in the machine. With a squeeze, the information on the tag would be imprinted on paperwork. Think of it like the early days of credit cards where the clerk would put your card in a manual machine and imprint your card informa-
tion onto the receipt. In the 1960s the Model 70 fell into disuse and the requirement for the notch was removed from production. The dog tag continues in use today. Aside from military use, we have civilians who come in to get dog tags made with their allergies on them . Some get them made with important contact information for their kids to wear. Still others consider it a fashion statement. Lastly, we make dog tags…for dogs. Stop by D&J Enterprises. We’ll gladly make you a set.
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A Rose By Any Other Name...Caldwell Rose Garden Fun Facts!
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As I travel around town, I am frequently asked questions about Caldwell history, or specific places or businesses. I cannot possibly write about every topic of conversation, but a recent trip to my polling place left me wondering about a location I have not visited in years. The Caldwell Rose Garden at Luby Park at the base of Canyon Hill, is a mystery to many, and some may only visit it if they are invited to a wedding or reception there. But the rose garden itself, along with the rock retaining walls up the hill have a rich history and one worth sharing with those who may enjoy the knowledge and the roses. Dr. William Boone, College of Idaho founder, loved roses. He and his wife built a home in 1926 on Michigan street near Oak, where he planted many variety of roses, including floribunda, rugosa and tea. His home was ultimately sold and moved to an acre lot north of Middleton, where my husband and I resided
in it for 20 years. The family we bought the house from planted some of Dr. Boone’s favorite roses on the grounds and to my knowledge they still grow there. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Caldwell City fathers (and mothers) were seeking some ways to improve the aesthetics of an irrigation pump house at Luby Park. They combined Dr. Boone’s love for roses and in 1933, the beautification group decided to build a public rose garden. My grandfa-ther, Ray Deitrick was one of the men involved in building the lava rock terrace walls that meander up Canyon Hill. Local businesses donated the roses and over time, families donated roses in memory of loved ones who’d passed. The garden has many plaques and markers commemorating donors’ loved ones throughout. After the garden was established, the Caldwell Rose Society was created to curate and look after the garden and its collection of bushes and vines.
At one time mid-century, Union Pacific passenger train, the “Portland Rose” stopped in Caldwell at the now historic train depot on seventh and Main. Caldwell residents gathered cut roses and distributed them to passengers on the train. In the 1970s members of the Forward Club of Caldwell would distribute cut roses to various businesses in town. There is little as grand as the fragrance of a bouquet of cut roses on a summer day. Caldwell Rose Garden, at one time, held over 4,000 plants of 150 varieties. Those varieties included China Roses, Climbers and Ramblers, Damask Perpetual, Rugosa, Polyanthas, Noisettes, Floribunda, Rugosa, Species Roses, Hybrid Perpetuals, Hybrid Tea, Shrub Roses, and Old European Cabbage roses. As it appears today, many of the roses have died, through disease or winter kill and been replaced by new bushes. Many still thrive, and benefit from the City of Caldwell care.
Preheat greased grill to medium heat. Remove ribs from pan; Place on grate and grill. Cook 15 minutes, turning and brushing frequently with barbecue sauce.
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Prime Sports Medicine held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on a blustery Idaho spring day. Lo-cated on Arthur directly next to Indian Creek Plaza, PSM is hoping to serve Caldwell as its premier sports medicine provider. Providing therapeutic massage, laser therapy for pain relief, chiropractic care, and orthopedic physical therapy, they are in an ideal location to meet your needs. Stop in and say hello to Dr.s Jacob Bower, Eric Belnap and Paul Sartin.
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Southwest Chapter of Idaho Credit Unions Holds High School Fair The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce and residents celebrated the one-year old business, Top Gun Dog Wash at their ribbon cutting May 17th, 2019 located at 2408 Cleveland Blvd. Scott and Laura Robinson, owners of both Top Gun Pest Control (15 years) and Top Gun Dog Wash had taken their own dogs to a local dog wash for years. At one of their visits the owner announced that they were closing. Scott and Laura purchased equipment and set it up in the garage of their home to continue to provide the care for their pets. A short while later, Scott came across a building on Cleveland Blvd. the idea of beginning a dog wash had not even been a discussion or a thought in their minds, but quickly the business grew
wings and has become a great addition to Caldwell. Laura is a lifelong Caldwell resident graduating from Caldwell High school. Scott and Laura have children who attend Vallivue and they live, love, play and do business in Caldwell. The Top Gun Dog Wash provides the products to bath your dog with ease everything included even a towel and toothbrush. In addition to the self-service dog wash Laura also offers a full service washing of your pet. No need to make an appointment just walk in with your furry friend on a leash. “Come in, make a mess and I will clean it up,” says owner Laura Robinson. Thank you, Laura and Scott, for providing such a unique business to Caldwell.
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Tyler Reay is a man with two important qualities for any Yote: persistence and toughness. Growing up in Adrian, he spent his childhood doing rodeos and playing tight end for the football team. His senior year he was voted Oregon’s 1A high school football Player of the Year and ended up at The College of Idaho. As a freshman at C of I, Reay was a redshirt. Looking back on this time, Reay said, “I was tired of getting beat up in practice every day, but still not being able to suit up on Saturdays. I knew I was good at rodeo and almost left to continue that.” However, he continued to work hard and found himself on the kickoff and return teams his sophomore year. After a shoulder injury, he finally played in the sixth game of the season, but the next year, Reay finally found time at tight end. “It was just nice to finally see all the practice and everything that I had worked for two years for to finally become something and see that I can actually do this.” Ever since receiving playing time,
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Reay’s philosophy has remained the same: outwork everyone on the field. “Do your job, that’s my mentality. I want to know that whoever I’m blocking isn’t going to be the guy getting a tackle, and that is the goal I go into every play with. It’s a war out there, and I want to win every time.” The 2018 season brought on more adversity, as the Yotes started the season 0-5, but rallied to win their final six games, thanks to the leadership from players like Tyler. This fall, the Yotes are primed for success. However, Reay knows perspective is everything, “We’re returning 21 of 22 starters, and I’m especially motivated to push harder than ever before. Last year, we went in focusing on a national championship, and we weren’t focused on game one. We need to take it one week at a time.” Reay also believes C of I has a unique opportunity to draw many fans to the games. “Our stadium is very unique in that you have the family sections and student sections in the stands, but
June 2019 by Josh Frey, College of Idaho Student
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there’s also the beer garden where fans can have a good time and get a little bit more rowdy. It’s something that I think helps draw people in and can help put more people in the stands in the future.” Reay’s persistence and toughminded leadership that he brings to this team a huge reason why C of I has enjoyed success in recent
years and are poised to do even bigger things this upcoming fall. As the season draws closer, make sure to mark the home opener on August 31 against Eastern Oregon University as the Yotes look to improve on what has been a great resurgence of C of I football.