April 2018 Caldwell Perspective

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Edition 40 l April 2018


photos by Leslie Babbel

MEET THE AMAZING YVETTE DARNEY Pg.6 CHS ART WALK Pg.14 Boys that gave up their first day of spring break to help. L to R: Caleb Eardley, Gabriel Babbel, Seth Babbel, and Ben Cole.

Gabriel Eagle Project Downtown Caldwell Indian Creek Musical Art Park

Gabriel Babbel, age 16, and a member of Scout Troop 520, has been working with the City of Caldwell and Destination Caldwell to help build retaining walls for the new Indian Creek Musical Art Park located near 7th

Avenue and Arthur Street in downtown Caldwell. This service project, Eagle Project, was one of the last steps that Gabriel needed in order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout which is the highest rank of the

Before the rock wall was started the city dug trenches

Boy Scouts. Landscape Designer, Christopher Hawkins with The Land Group designed Indian Creek Musical Art Park and has mentored Gabriel in building the retaining walls. The retaining walls are

Brent Orton, a Caldwell City Planner, taught Gabe how to use a surveying level to make sure the wall is built at the right height.

by Kelli Jenkins

needed to provide a level area to ensure easy access for all to enjoy the new musical instruments and sculptured art. The City of Caldwell in partnership with Destination Caldwell was awarded $50,000 from

The rock used for the retaining walls was excavated from part of Indian Creek

Together Treasure Valley for the creation of Indian Creek Musical Art Park and Idaho Commission on the Arts awarded a second grant to complete the project. The design of Indian Continued on Page 16

Picture of the retaining walls from below hillside.


Alex Gunoe, owner of Sergeant’s Fitness & Kaitlin Brookshire, Director of TVCC

Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) Caldwell Center announces the start of a Collegiate Caldwell Wrestling Club for both Men and Women. TVCC is an affordable option for those located in the Treasure Valley who want to further their education or learn new job skills. The new TVCC wrestling club has partnered with Sergeant’s Fitness, as a practice facility, both are located in downtown Caldwell. “We are very happy about the opportunity to be a part of the wrestling community in the Treasure Valley,” said Kaitlin Brookshire, Director at TVCC. “TVCC Caldwell Center and Sergeant’s Fitness are located so close that it just makes sense to partner on a project like this.” Those selected to participate are eligible to start practicing this summer (June 2018). The TVCC Wrestling Club will be a member of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association and will compete in tournaments and duals outside of the state of Idaho (fall 2018). “Every weekend I see hundreds of kids competing and it’s

a shame to think, in such a wrestling rich area, the kids have no where local to compete after graduation,” said Alex Gunoe, Sergeant Fitness owner. “I am very excited for the opportunity to bring college wrestling back in to our community and I see it as a launching pad for future success for our local kids.” There are no other local collegiate wresting programs as options for those who want to go on to postsecondary education and remain a wrestling athlete. “I am hopeful our new wrestling club will open some doors for kids in our community to go on to college, while still being able to compete in a sport that is important to them,” said Brookshire. “We have such a great community of supportive individuals who love wrestling and we are excited to see how a club like this can positively impact our community.”Tryouts and information opportunities are scheduled for April 21st and May 19th at 9am at Sergeant’s Fitness, located in downtown Caldwell (523 Main Street, Caldwell, ID 83605). Athletes and parents are welcome to come and learn about the new wrestling program.

Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center • 208-459-0132 Every Monday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit and Fall 1 PM: Line Dancing 7 PM: Square Dancing Every Tuesday 9 AM: Art Group 1 PM: Pinochle 4:30 PM: Bingo Every Wednesday 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Every Thursday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit and Fall Every Friday 1 PM: Bingo 6 PM: Community Dance Library • 208-459-3242 Every Monday 10:30 AM: Baby N’ Me 11 AM: Baby N’ Me 4:30 PM: Gaming Mondays Every Tuesday 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime 11:15 AM: Hora De Cuentos Every Wednesday 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime 4:30 PM: Afterschool Fun Every Thursday 4 PM: Teen Thursday 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog. Every Friday 10 AM: Tai Chi April 2 7:00 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room. 9 AM: Beyond Basic Computer Class, $5 per class, Register in Center Office, Caldwell Senior Center. April 3 6:30 PM: Pottery Class, C of I www. cofiFUN.com 459-5227. 6:30 PM: Beginning Spanish, C of I www.cofiFUN.com 459-5227. April 4 7 PM: Coloring Club, Library.

April 5 10 AM: Every Child Ready to Read, Library. 10 AM-2 PM: AARP Tax-Aide, Caldwell Train Depot. April 6 12:15 PM: Stretch Break Yoga, C of I www.cofiFUN.com 459-5227. 5:30 PM: Craft & Conversation night, Rubaiyat. 7-11 PM: Music duo by Jeannie Marie, Orphan Annie’s. April 7 9 AM: Idaho Child Care Reads, Library. 2 PM: Pokémon Club, Library. 7-11 PM: Music duo by Rod Dyer, Orphan Annie’s. 7:30 PM: Come enjoy the Langroise Trio Performing The Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach, Langroise Recital Hall, C of I, Free Admission. April 9 9 AM: Beyond Basic Computer Class, $5 per class, Register in Center Office, Caldwell Senior Center. 7 PM: Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency Meeting, CPD Community Room. 6 PM: Photoshop for Beginners, C of I www.cofiFUN.com 459-5227. April 10 2 PM: Homeschool Book Club, Library. 6:30 PM: Pottery Class, C of I www. cofiFUN.com 459-5227. 6 PM: Photography: A Thoughtful Approach, C of I www.cofiFUN.com 459-5227. 7 PM: Make it! Craft Club, Library. 7 PM: Beer Brewing for Beginners, C of I www.cofiFUN.com 459-5227. 10 AM-2 PM: Area Agency on Aging Quarterly Provider Meeting, Caldwell Senior Center. April 12 10 AM -2 PM: AARP Tax-Aide, Caldwell Train Depot. 10 AM: Fun w/Math & Science, Library. 2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read, Library. 4 PM: Computer Drop-in Clinic, Library.

Calendar of Events

April 12 (continued) 7 PM: SIBA presents “Phantom of the Opterans - The Flammulated Owl” Idaho’s Tiniest and Least-Known Owl, at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/Roosevelt, south of Hwy .55). Speaker: Leon Powers. Public Invited. April 13 12:15 PM: Stretch Break Yoga, C of I www.cofiFUN.com 459-5227 6 PM: Readings followed by Social Hour with Wine & Snacks, Ruaiyat. 7-11 PM: Music duo by Jeannie Marie, Orphan Annie’s. 12 PM: Centennial Baptist School Carnival, O’Connor Field House. 1:30-4:30 PM: Dutch Oven Cooking, C of I www.cofiFUN.com 459-5227. 7-11 PM: Music duo by Rod Dyer, Orphan Annie’s. April 16 8:15 AM: Walk Audit Assessment Training, Caldwell Train Depot. 9 AM: Beyond Basic Computer Class, $5 per class, Register in Center Office, Caldwell Senior Center. April 17-Tax Day 8:15 AM: Walk Audit Assessment Training, Caldwell Train Depot. April 17 (continued) 6:30 PM: Crochet Night, Library. April 18 8 AM: Annual Information Fair, O’Connor Field House. April 19 6:30 PM: CPL Board Meeting, Library. 7 PM: Growing Asparagus, Library. April 20 12:15 PM: Stretch Break Yoga, C of I www.cofiFUN.com 459-5227. 6 PM: Book Club featuring Northwest Authors, Rubaiyat. 7-11 PM: Music duo by Jeannie Marie, Orphan Annie’s. April 21 1-3 PM: Middle School Art Show, Library. 7 PM: Music duo by Rod Dyer, Orphan Annie’s.

March 2018 April 21 (continued) 7-11 PM: Caldwell Fine Arts, Steven Vanhauwaert, Jewett. April 23 6 PM: Photography: A Thoughtful Approach, C of I www.cofiFUN.com 459-5227. 6 PM: Computer Drop-in Clinic, Library. 7:30 PM: Caldwell Centennial Band “Spring Fling Concert,” Jewett Auditorium, C of I, Doors open at 7PM, Tickets at the Door, Children 6 and under are FREE! April 26 4 PM: Teen Science Café: Climate Change, Library.

April 27 12:15 PM: Stretch Break Yoga, C of I www.cofiFUN.com 459-5227. 7 PM-Music duo by Jeannie Marie, Orphan Annie’s. April 28 2 PM: Money Smart Week: Money Games, Library. 7 PM-Music duo by Rod Dyer, Orphan Annie’s. April 30 3-6 PM: Dia de los Niños / Day of the Children, Serenity Park, next to the library/Parque Serenity, junto a la biblioteca. Enjoy/ disfrutar, dancing/ bailando, music/música, and food/ comida. Free books for the kids/libros gratis para los niños and children’s activities/actividades para los niños.

Our Community

April 2018


by Kathi O’Bannon

Friday April 20th is the date to save for the 24th Annual CFEO Golf Tournament to be held at Purple Sage Golf Course. This year’s fundraiser, co-sponsored by West Valley Medical Center, is held in honor of longtime CFEO Board member, Mary Crookham, who recently lost her battle with cancer. Mary was a valuable member of the Golf Tournament and

Scholarship Committees, as well as an active sponsor of the Class of ’78 scholarship. Proceeds from the tournament are used to sponsor enhanced opportunities for students in Caldwell School District such as VEX Robotics, musical instrument rental, science fieldtrips, and other experiences that fall outside of the regular school budgetary process.

Third Judicial District Veterans Court Graduation

by Joe Decker, Canyon County POI

The third judicial district veterans treatment court will be hosting the veterans treatment court graduation. The community is invited to attend on April 9, 2018 at 4 p.m. The meeting is in

the Administration Building located across the street from the courthouse. The ceremony will begin with a welcome and introduction by Judge George Southworth. Followed by guest speaker, Mike Waltermire, the

Veteran’s Ministry Program Manager. Graduates are Conrad Jefferies, Arturo Guzman, Andrew Silva and Jeffery Carter. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Canyon County’s Fourth Annual Child Abuse Prevention Days April is National Child Abuse prevention month. This year, the proclamation and press conference will be held 10 a.m., Friday, April 6th at the Canyon County Administration Building. It is also nationally declared “wear blue day” to show your

support of the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Children throughout Caldwell anticipate the next event, Saturday, Apri 14th. At 3 p.m. families are invited to meet at the Caldwell Police Department to participate in the Wear Blue or a Superhero

Costume March. The walk is just to the end of Justice Park. All kids who participate recieve a prize. Hot dogs and refreshments are served following the march. Mark your calendars!

Start By Believing Campaign, April 4th!

by Joe Decker, Canyon County POI

Please join us on Wednesday, April 4 as Canyon County comes together to show support for the Start by Believing campaign, which changes the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities. County and

community leaders will gather in the Administration Building public meeting room at 10 a.m. for a proclamation reading and press conference followed by a group photo of everyone who took the pledge to Start by Believing. For more information

on the campaign, please visit www.startbybelieving.orgor https://www.facebook.com/ events/2054331494582958/. Hope to see you all on Wednesday, April 4 as we celebrate Start by Believing Day in Canyon County.

DMV Closed April 4th

by Joe Decker, Canyon County POI

The Auto Licensing/Motor Vehicle side of the Canyon County DMV will be closed Wednesday, April 4 to allow

staff to attend annual training. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, April 5. Please note this closure will


Advocates Against Family Violence Events

by Kim Deugan, Director

It’s officially spring! Such a great reminder of new life. That’s what we concentrate on here at AAFV, helping survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault create a new life for themselves and their children. There are so many awareness campaigns and activities: Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Start By Believing Day and Crime Victims’ Rights Week. If you or someone you know is in need of free assistance on their path to freedom, please call 459-4779 and ask to speak with an advocate or counselor. Presentation of Proclamation: Join us at the Canyon County Administration Building on April 4th at 10:00 am at 111 N 11th Avenue in Caldwell for the presentation of the county proclamation in support of Start by Believing. Support Child Abuse Prevention: Attend the pinwheel

presentation on April 4th at 11:30 am at 1508 Hope Lane, Caldwell. The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign creates a unique opportunity for our organization and community to get involved and take action by learning more about child abuse. Participate in the Candlelight Vigil: AAFV will be holding a candlelight vigil on April 8th at 7:00 pm at the Treasure Valley Community College campus. This vigil is in support of National Crime Victims’ Week. There will be informational tables and a short program before the lighting of the candles. Denim Day: Wednesday, April 25th is Denim Day during which wearing jeans are used as a sign of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. Have your office participate in Denim Day as a way to show support for victims and make a fashion statement.

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Our Community

On Friday, March 16, after 20 years, the City of Caldwell and throngs of citizens showing appreciation, held a retirement farewell party for Eljay Waite. Eljay has been an iconic fixture as the City’s longtime Finance Director. Mayor Nancolas lauded Eljay for taking the City of Caldwell through difficult financial years from 2008-2012. He said Eljay was consistently within two percent of his budget projections

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each year. He was responsible for the daunting task of putting the City’s Urban Renewal District together, a mechanism which has facilitated most of the economic growth Caldwell is experiencing and has experienced. Each resident or official who entered the gathering, wanted a photo with Eljay and wished him only the best in his retirement. Eljay was the first in his family to attend college and he chose

by Tammy Dittenber, Caldwell Perspective

accounting, reportedly because “it was closest to the front of the BSU course catalog”. Eljay praised the citizens of Caldwell for electing Mayor Nancolas six times. Eljay said he felt as though he left the gold mining business to work for a City of gold. He loves Caldwell, but after twenty years, it’s time to fish. Eljay will be missed by many in and outside the city organization. Best of luck in retirement!

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Eljay Waite and Mayor Garret Nancolas

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Annual Spring Pan Sale

Caldwell Police bought new Chevy Tahoe’s

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SPRING OUT WITH THE OLD...IN WITH THE NEW! Cookie Sheets Parchment Paper Round Cake Pans Mixing Bowls Pizza Pans Ice Cream Spades Lots of this & That

Jeff Jensen’s wife is pinning his new corporal badge as he was recently promoted. Jeff must have been in the doghouse because his wife drew blood when she pinned his new badge on.

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L to R: Sgt. Garza, Sgt. Sperry, Officer McGrew, Detective Watson, CSO Godina were all recognized with a letter of commendation for a job well done on a very important case they all worked on. By the look of Sgt. Garza’s smile, and look on Sgt. Sperry’s face, he must have done something to Sgt. Sperry that made her sick.

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CSO Melissa Johnston and CSO Heather Longoria (McGruff) spent their day off to hang out with children at the Caldwell Saves 1st event hosted by the City of Caldwell. A big thank you to CSO Johnston and CSO Longoria for taking the time to hang out with some amazing kids.


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Our Community

April 2018

Caldwell, Idaho’s Annual Traffic Jam

by Chantele Hensel, publisher

Teresa Zimmerly, Don Wyatt, LaVonne Painter, Clay Klinginsmith, Helen Shaffer, Julie Klinginsmith, Linda Waner, Pat Wyatt, Louise Squibb. Others who participated are: Leo and Estelle Tuttle, Charlene Babb

“The kids had a good reason for being late on that day, LOL” says Debi Jensen

27th Annual Caldwell Fire Stair Climb Team

by Nikki Zachary

by Nikki Zachary

L to R: Dan Garcia, KC Zachary, Dee Berryman, Kolby Kerbs, and Jose Martinez

On March 11th, 2018, Caldwell Fire Stair Climb team “competed” in the 27th Annual Scott Firefighter Stair climb, which takes place in Seattle, WA at the Columbia Center Building. The event raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A record 2.4 million dollars was raised at last years event, they are


by Donna Queen

It’s that time of year again! The thrice annual traffic jam began about 8 a.m. Three times a year the sheephearders, dogs and sheep make the journey. The lead sheep wear bells around their necks that the guardian dogs don’t seem to pay much attention to. According to the internet when the sheep stop to graze it is easier to find the sheep with the bells than using binoculars. The dogs sure work hard. You know it’s spring when you see this! Terry and Debi Jensen took this photo in March in front of her house on the corner of Homedale Road and Wagner during the yearly moving of the sheep in our area! Springtime in Caldwell! Isn’t it great? Thanks Debi for the great picture!

by Leora Summers


The Caldwell Senior Center has prepared the easter eggs for the Caldwell City Recreation Department for the past 20 years. This year was no exception, 1215 seniors gathered at the Senior Center to work all day to fill the 4,000 eggs for the annual event. All of the candy and toys that are put

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L to R: Dee Berryman, Kolby Kerbs, Jose Martinez, KC Zachary, and Dan Garcia

hoping to break that this year. Caldwell Fire’s team consisted of Dee Berryman, Dewayne Birch, Dan Garcia, Erik Haskins, Kolby Kerbs, Jose Martinez, and KC Zachary. They joined 2,000 other firefighters from 330 different departments and 8 countries. In the 27 years, LLS has raised over 15 million dollars.

We are already starting to plan for the stair climb next year. If anyone is interested in donating, please contact us at Downtown Shipping in Caldwell or visit our Facebook page Caldwell Fire Stair Climb Team. We would also like to send a big thank you to all of our sponsors and those that donated.

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Gen•o•cide: the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. Genocide is a word that Yvette was too familiar with as a child in her native land of Rwandan, Africa. At a young age, Yvette had lost her entire family with the exception of an older brother, Oliver. Following the loss of her family, Yvette lived with Oliver in a three-bedroom house with eleven other people, all being supported by Oliver who worked as a taxi cab driver. One meal a day was to suffice with period of fasting and prayer. It was years later that Yvette learned that the times of fasting and prayer were actually when there was no food to eat. At age 9, Yvette’s aunt and uncle, who lived in the United States of America, began the process of adoption. Her uncle worked for the Catholic Relief Services providing services and goods to people around the world. Although the uncle had proven himself through his dedication to help people, the adoption of Yvette was long and extensive. It was a necessary process as young girls were The number of lives that have been d i r e c t l y impacted by the decision of two ladies in Canyon County are infinite. They started a program to assist low-income persons all over this area to access the services and

Our Community

Karla’s Daycare and the Amazing Yvette Darney

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taken from Africa and placed in sex trafficking, the homes needed to be proven to be safe and genuine. Yvette was finally home with her family in the states in 2001 at the age of 16. Yvette attributes learning English to her first job, at McDonald’s, in Washington D.C. The menu showed images of the meal items and through pointing and studying the language she became more comfortable and familiar with the new world around her. One year after the adoption she went to live with Oliver, who had been placed in Europe, to live and continue her education. In 2003, Yvette moved to Idaho. While working in the corporate world, she met and married her husband Brett Darney and started a family. It was a time of ease and contentment, but never fulfilling. Yvette answered her calling to help people by starting an in home daycare. She was passionate about providing a safe place for kids to play, eat, learn and grow and giving working parents confidence that their children were well cared for. The demand and needs grew

as people were turned away due to the daycare being at maximum capacity. Yvette and Brett prayed and in October of 2017, they purchased Karla’s Daycare, 522 N. 9th Avenue in Caldwell sending them on another adventure, and providing space to accomodate more families. The daycare center has required a lot of work, and the couple continues to work on the property, replacing the roof, performing structural improvements and repairs. Yvette was so impressed with the security measures when she picked the children up from their schools in her van. She felt prompted to provide the same features within the daycare. Her priority of safety was the first to address; they installed cameras in and around the building, lock security with keypad entry for parents. An exciting advance was the integration of an application parents can be informed of their child’s daily activities through photo/ video even allowing parents to track meals and activities of each child individually. The renovation continues and a

vegetable garden space has been adapted for a learning experience. Kids will learn about the growing process according to their own understanding. Younger children will learn to plant a seed, care for the growing plant, and when ripe, they will get to enjoy the fruit of their labors and time by eating the produce. Older children will learn about the genetics of the soil and seeds as well. Yvette currently employees 6 full time and 1 part time college student. Each of the staff presents an expression of excitement for the direction of the daycare and their employment. To Yvette, life skills are crucial to a child’s development. One of her most strenuous tasks, pulling her from playtime into her office watching the children play through the camera system, is the paperwork required for the food program. At one time she consulted the USDA representative and expressed that she did not know how she was going to continue with all the time it takes from the kids and that is her love. The woman asked her why she did the daycare or even began

programs they needed when disaster struck. For over a quarter of a century, Treasure Valley Community Resource Center (TVCRC) has been helping individuals and families in the community in a way that fills a very specific set of needs. Sometimes it’s a phone number, and sometimes, it’s a listening ear. The stories are endless of those that have been assisted by the “call girls” as they are affectionately called by Jette Rogers, the head of TVCRC. This group of women answer the phone in their own homes a few hours on certain days of the week. They take calls from the public on the 459-

9263 phone line and assist callers with their problems. While most people need help with rent (nobody has rent money!), calls are also for assistance with utility bills, others need food, some need clothing, some are in domestic violence situations. Others just need to talk. We have to find out all about their situations so we can recommend the best place to send them for needed services. We truly care about our callers. A social worker’s dream, lovingly referred to as “The Red Book” is a resource directory that is updated each year by two volunteers to make sure all of the information is accurate and current and that the online

data base is updated to match. The Directory lists human services in the Treasure Valley that are free or provided on a sliding scale basis. It is roughly 150 pages front to back, spiral bound, with some room to make notes if needed. Speaking of our volunteers, they are the backbone of this organization. Not only do they answer the phones to assist those who need help from day to day, they also help pull the Information Fair together, work all day during the event itself then help clean it up at the end, and go home very tired! The First Annual Information Fair outgrew Caldwell High School’s gym and moved to its current location, the Caldwell Event Center (O’Conner Field House) where over 100 agencies set up booths and open the doors to greet the members of the community. Attending agencies include education programs, housing programs, disability programs,

Preparing the Garden space utilizing the food program in the first place? Yvette reflected on the question, remembered her childhood and how hunger deprives a child of the security to embrace the world around them. It robs children of the chance to see the ways we can, as individuals, make a difference. So, for hours late in the evening Yvette sits at her desk with her mothers photo lovingly displayed on the bookcase, creating food plans and completing the necessary work to keep the program available to the children. Yvette has recently joined the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to the relationships that will come through the networking opportunities.

TVCRC presents 19th Annual Information Fair


Wed, April 18, 2017 6:30-8:30 PM

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by Chantele Hensel


seniors’ programs, and the list goes on and on. This year the Annual Information Fair is scheduled for April18th from 8am – 2 pm. It’s a free event that shouldn’t be missed. Treasure Valley Community Resource Center is always seeking additional volunteers to help with telephone service, updating the directory and with publicity for the program and services. Those who may be housebound are encouraged to volunteer since many of TVCRC’s needs can be met using a telephone and/or a computer. For more information, phone 208-4599263 or e-mail Jette at info@ tvcrc.net.

April 18, 2018 8:00 am to 2:00 pm O’Connor Field House/ Caldwell Event Center


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Sherwin Williams Ribbon Cutting

The number of businesses are increasing by the month in Caldwell. It is exciting to meet the new friends they bring into the community and residents that get to work in the same community in which they live. March 2nd, 2018 the Chamber hosted tyet another ribbon cutting. Welcome Sherwin Williams!

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April may be infamous for fools’ day but it’s also notorious for Tax Day, with the deadline to file on Tuesday, April 17th. But mark your calendars for another important date on April 21st, Better Business Bureau’s Secure Your ID Day in Canyon County. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of identity fraud victims in the United States increased by 8% last year, rising to 16.7 million. While that is a scary statistic, there are ways to protect yourself. One of those ways is to secure documents that have personal information (receipts, bank statements, loan documents, etc.) and when it’s time to purge – be sure to shred those documents. BBB’s national shred event is not only a great way to avoid identity theft, but it’s also a great way to get a jump start on spring cleaning. The event gives community members the opportunity to secure their identities by properly disposing of unneeded and unwanted documents, securely recycling electronics and receiving identity protection tips. Join BBB, along with Mayes Financial, ICON Credit Union, College of Western Idaho, Computers for Kids, Inc., Nampa Police Department, Western Records Destruction and Shred-it, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. April 21 at 5725 E. Franklin Road at the College of Western Idaho Micron Building in Nampa. BBB staff will be on site offering tips on how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft. For victims who have experienced this fraud, BBB will also be there to listen to their story, inform them about filing a report and who they need to contact to resolve the issue. This year’s event lands a few days after Tax Day! This event is a great way to start spring cleaning and getting rid of last year’s tax documents with personal information. During the event, Shred-it

mobile shredding trucks and Western Records Destruction will accept this list of items: • Each person can bring up to three bags or boxes of personal documents per person, but no cardboard and three-ring binders please! • Take advantage of recycling electronics including computers, monitors, hard drives and printers free of charge as well. Here’s a reminder of what’s recommended to keep and what to shred throughout the years: •Documents to shred immediately: sales receipts (or as long as return policy/ warranty requires), ATM receipts, credit offers, cancelled checks, expired warranties, junk mail and more. • Keep for three years: bank statements, expired insurance

policies, employment applications, and more. • Keep for seven years: invoices, cancelled stock certificates, payroll records, withholding statements, and more. • Keep permanently: deeds, mortgages, tax returns, audit reports, insurance records, legal correspondence, property records, and more. With nearly 30,000 lbs. of personal documents and two full truckloads of electronics safely destroyed during last year’s Secure Your ID Day, BBB is expecting a great turn out this year to help save more people from identity theft. More details can be found at trust-bbb.org/syid. We hope to see you out there, as we help you get a head start on your spring cleaning.

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April 2018

Where Did This Caldwell Centennial Band Come From Anyway? The Caldwell Centennial Band was organized in 1990 to kick off the celebration to welcome the Centennial Special, Union Pacific, Engine 844, with its local and state dignitaries, as it pulled into Caldwell for the Idaho Centennial Celebration on July 1, 1990. Aboard the train were Governor Cecil Andres and Senator Steve Symms. President George Bush came to Idaho during our state’s centennial celebration, but remained in Boise on that day with U.S. Senator Larry Craig. When Mayor Dakan’s friend Bob Sower found out that the Centennial Special (train) was going to make a stop in our town during the celebration, he asked Mayor Dakan if he could put together a band to greet the train. The mayor thought that was a great idea and from there, Bob recruited his friend Bill Rankin to help round up musicians from around the area to form this band. Some musicians were gleaned from an earlier group called “The Twin Cities Band,” and other local musicians were recruited. The newly formed

Special Train Ticket for a ride on the Centennial Special, Union Pacific, Engine 844 on July 1, 1990.

band was named the “City Centennial Band” in honor of the celebration for which it was formed. It was said that Caldwell was the only stop during the train’s entire run through Idaho where it was greeted by a municipal band. Mark Tripp, band director at Jefferson Junior High in Caldwell, was recruited to direct the band. Bob Sower did his best to find music for this new band. With little or no funds, he plugged up the city’s copy machine, copying lots of music for the band to play to help kick off the big celebration. Twenty-four musicians from all over the Treasure Valley played during this event.

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Charter members still playing in this band today from Caldwell are John Blaisdell (clarinet), Todd Marshall (tuba), Charles Reed (trombone) and me, Leora Summers (clarinet). Also Dick Williams (trumpet) from Boise still plays in the band today. That day, July 1, 1990, Caldwell also had the biggest parade it ever had and other fun activities to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July in conjunction with this special centennial celebration. Past Mayor Jim Dakan told me that as the Centennial Special passed through Caldwell, Weiser, Payette, Notus, and Nampa, it picked up the mayors of those towns during the stop overs there. The train ride ended in Boise and at the end of the ride, there was not a plan on how to get the mayors back to their home towns, a small detail not covered in their planning.... Oops! After this event, the musicians had so much fun, they decided to stick together and see if they could continue to play publicly and serve the city in other ways. From there on they practiced every Monday night at Jefferson Junior High. Their first public concert was held later that summer at Caldwell Memorial Park with even more members joining the band.

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Mark Tripp directing the newly formed City Centennial Band during Caldwell’s Centennial Celebration in 1990.

Following that first Centennial Celebration, the band played special engagement concerts. They played for a USO concert at Simplot Dining Hall on April 13, 1991. In 1993 they played a concert sponsored by the City of Nampa and the Idaho Press Tribune at the Nampa Civic Center. They also played a couple of Halloween concerts, one at the Nampa Civic Center and one in Jewett and played concerts for the Caldwell Senior Center, the Elks and for Caldwell Memorial Hospital’s emergency room Christmas parties. They even played some concerts in Emmett. Spring concerts in Jewett began in 1994 and began playing some Christmas concerts in 1995. The summer concert series in Caldwell Memorial Park began in 1991 with 4 free concerts that summer. Directors have filtered through the band as time marched on. From the early beginnings with Mark Tripp and Sam Stone, other directors followed. Those directors included Bill Rankin, Don Roblyer and Jerry Howard who either lead or played in the 25th Army Band. Then some younger directors appeared on the scene: Janelle Tingey, Jared Bell, Jodie Nelson, Josie Call to our latest and awesome director, Cody Peterman. Other guest directors from our band step in and out as we go along. Since our early beginnings of playing tons of marches, programs have been rounded out by adding more standards, show tunes and popular music. So there is something for everyone! The members of our band come from all around:

Marsing, Caldwell, Middleton, Nampa and Boise and from all walks of life. There are area band directors, doctors, teachers, housewives, college and high school students. Some of our members have served as musicians in the military service. Quite a few of our members belong to other bands and small groups. Members have ranged in ages from 15 to their 90s. Our membership numbers fluctuate as members take new jobs out of town, new musicians come to the area and hear about it and when members pass away. They say that old band members never really die, they just run out of air! I was especially excited with the addition of one of our newest members, Duane Root. He was my band director while at Homedale High School. He is a fantastic trombone player and was a great mentor in my life. We are always looking for new members and if any of you have missed playing your instrument, consider joining our band. Come check us out during our “Spring Fling Concert” on Monday, April 23rd at Jewett at 7pm. We play marches, traditional band music, show tunes, standards and all genres of music, so there is always something for everyone. We also have 5 free concerts during our free Summer Series at Caldwell Memorial Park. They are always on a Monday and always begin at 7:30pm. This year’s summer concerts will be: June 25, July 9 & 23 and August 6 & 20. All you need to do is bring a chair and bring your friends. Mark your calendars!


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Eleven years ago, when I was planning my proposal to my Michael it was important to me to make it a special event. I spent six months preparing a PowerPoint presentation that Michael thought I was preparing for my parents 33rd wedding anniversary party. On one of our trips to Harlowton, Montana to see Michael’s Dad, Mom, 3 brothers, sister and their families I asked Michaels parents for their blessing. I shared my plan of proposing and the slideshow also sharing that I needed pictures to include in my project. Michael’s mom, Geraldine and I sorted through so many photos. One that we came across was a faded small picture of her standing in a washtub at around the age of 18 months when she lived in Virginia City, Montana where she grew up. The photo was so precious and I asked for a copy. I tried to enlarge the photo to frame it, but it


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Sleep 8 Hours vs. Early Morning Workout: What is the Best Choice?

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Have you ever asked yourself this question: “Is it better for my overall health to get 8 full hours of sleep per night but have no time to exercise, or is it better to get 6-7 hours of sleep per night and fit in a morning workout?” With the busy lives we all live, it can seem nearly impossible to get a workout in without sacrificing our sleep or other personal commitments. What’s the answer to the question above? Both sleep and exercise are essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We should strive to find

balance in all that we do to help us create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, having a goal to exercise for a solid one-hour a day may seem like an impossible goal to achieve each day. It may be more realistic and helpful to shift from this goal to a general goal of just being more active throughout the day. Take some time to reflect on your day-to-day schedule and think about how you can still get some physical activity in during the day without any sacrifices. Here are some quick tips to be more active throughout the day: • Park at the end of a parking lot to get more steps in. • Go through every aisle of

the grocery store. • Walk to the restroom that is furthest away from your office/room. • Schedule a family evening walk after dinner. • Take the stairs instead of the elevator. • Stand up and stretch every 30 minutes. • Take “walking” meetings where you talk and walk. Set daily goals like aiming to get 10,000 steps in each day. Use a step counter app on your phone, a pedometer, or a step counter watch to track your daily steps. Or, try tracking your physical activity minutes on a piece of paper. Aim for a total of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week.

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Page 10 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Tom is a retired pediatrician who lives in Ottawa, Canada. We met on line about 15 years ago because we both have a interest in photography. We also have granddaughters about the same age and we trade photos frequently. The other days Tom sent a picture of his mother in 1915 when she was a child in Austria. She was standing next to her pet dog, a Griffon that was taller than she was. We started talking about the important role dogs often play in the lives of humans. That brought back memories of Debbie. Debbie was a Border Collie. I

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got her when she was a puppy from Ed Koelling’s parents when I was around eight years old. Koellings lived south of town, next to the Mora Canal, which in those days was the dividing line between cultivated land and the desert. Debbie was one of those dogs so smart she didn’t need to be trained. Once she went under an electric fence with her tail waving proudly. She was smart enough that after one encounter she always kept her tail between her legs when going under fences. I was in the seventh grade when Debbie wandered out

New Book From Caldwell Author The future is wonderful. Cars are flying, nations cooperate to manage the earth’s climate, and people can choose to carry all-purpose computer chips embedded under their skin. The future is also terrible. Reanimated corpses are put to pugilistic combat to entertain crows, victims of sex crimes have no judicial or law enforcement protection, and people of conscience and vision have been hounded into underground. Brodt, a fledgling research analyst in his first days at an emotional wellness agency, is trying to maintain his ethical equilibrium in the face of his boss’s demands that he compromises the agency’s data. Sanayah, a counselor at the agency, is sexually attacked by a client. Her husband, ‘Ali, finding no justice for her in the justice system, resolves to exact revenge on her attacker, a conflict in which Brodt is also entangled. When ‘Ali is arrested and jailed, Brodt is forced to face his own crisis of conscience and divided loyalties.


on State Highway 69 and got hit by a car. It messed up a hind leg and she could barely walk. In those days if pets got hurt they seldom were taken to the veterinarian. They had to heal on their own. I fixed Debbie a blanket in the garage and rushed home from school every night to take care of her. Eventually, she recovered. When I was a teenager, sometimes I would come home late, long after my parents were asleep. Debbie slept on the porch and I usually sat down and told her about my trial and tribulations (teen boys had a lot of those). Eventually, she started “talking” to me via soft grunts, assuring me that

everything would be all right. Then came the day I headed off to college. It was hard to leave Debbie because it was obvious she could sense I was going away. Every time I came home to visit she would come up to me wagging her tail, with her lip curled up in what had to be a grin. When it was time for me to leave she would disappear. She couldn’t bear to say goodbye. I was at Army Basic Training when Debbie reached the point where she couldn’t walk any more. In my absence, she had developed a close attachment to my father. She was in a great deal of pain. Dad put her in the car and took her to the

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vet. Afterward he brought her home and buried her next to the garden. Mom told me it was one of the few times she ever saw Dad cry. Losing a loved pet is never easy. But as one gets older it gets even harder, maybe because it reminds us of our own mortality. Still, I think people who never develop bonds with animals are missing an important part of life.

Best Seller Book Review by Michelle Ross The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Amazing book! Starting just months post-conception, this narrative follows Cyril Avery (not a real Avery, as his adoptive father is keen to remind him), from the very beginning to the bitter end. It’s an epic tale (both in story and length) that is well-worth the time investment required. It’s never easy discovering one’s true path in life and less so when one hails from a country as conservative and rule-bound as Ireland, and when one doesn’t fit into the assigned

small box, moving on and leaving it all behind is the only option. Eventually, Cyril realizes he must leave his homeland to have the life he wants, a journey that takes him to Europe and America before steering him back to Ireland. Just like the cycle of his travels, characters from various points of his life weave in and out of the narrative, coming back to add perspective and balance. I loved that this story is told in a very straight-forward chronological order, a line if there ever was one, but also circles back, creating an interesting literary foundation. At nearly 600 pages, it is not a small

undertaking , but it is heartfelt and touching; it is a perfect book to buy and share. “I had never considered myself to be a dishonest person, hating the idea that I was capable of such mendacity and deceit, but the more I examined the architecture of my life, the more I realized how fraudulent were its foundations. The belief that I would spend the rest of my time on earth lying to people weighed heavily on me and at such times I gave serious consideration to taking my own life.” -The Heart’s Invisible Furies

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Amelia, My Own Ghost by Ketra Amolia Dellos Ketra Amolia Dellos is a young mother and a Caldwell Resident. Amelia, My Own Ghost is Dellos debut novel. Amelia, a young lady who lives in a colonial town, spends her days freely. She is not searching for a husband. After a ship wreck, a handsome stranger comes on shore, courts and kills Amelia. Her family is devastated. Amelia’s ghost lingers in the area and tries to protect her family from the villain. The story felt like the first draft or an outline rather than a finished novel and might have worked better as a short story. Overall, the story is really good but the execution does not live up to the premise. Sparse of detail, characters are flat and the bridge text feels like empty space. Language was not period, leading to confusion; spelling errors and grammatical

errors were excessive. This book needs to be reworked but has great potential. I would recommend this book to new adult readers. I am looking forward to watching this young writer grow into her craft and will be reading future works. Amelia, My Own Ghost was the reading choice for February for the Northwest Authors Book Club, hosted by The Rubaiyat LLC on the 3rd Friday of each month, at 6:00 pm. Northwest Authors Book Club is open to the public, no purchase required. Reading choice for March is any book by Robin Lee Hatcher. We will be reviewing the author, rather than any one specific book.

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March 2018


DO YOU LOVE FREE, LIVE, OUTDOOR, MUSIC??? How about “Pickin’ On The Porch? We Need You!

August 25, is the day set aside for a nationwide movement to bring live music outdoors, into our neighborhoods, and onto our front porches, for all to enjoy! We think this is a

terrific opportunity to involve our Caldwell community in promoting music, a free event for all to enjoy, and showing off our gorgeous Steunenberg Historic District! We are currently searching for residents of the Historic Preservation District, with porches, vacant lots, or front courtyards, who would be willing to allow musicians to take over their porch for a few hours the afternoon (1-5ish) on Saturday, August 25th. Our

targeted area is Dearborn, Everett and Fillmore, between 14th and 20th. If you live in this area, or very near it, and feel up for free music, with the public sitting on sidewalks, lawn and strolling from house to house, please contact Tammy at 208546-2269. If you are a musician, have an ensemble, garage band, ukulele, banjo, or any kind of musical group, suited to outdoor playing in a neighborhood (and although I’m an old headbanger,

Fire Department Update

We welcomed the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Caldwell with a lesson in water rescue. C-Shift opened the event with an explanation of the equipment that is used and then we did some live training at Indian Creek. The event closed with a BBQ cooked by the firefighters served in the engine bays. It is the time of year where many are needing to clean up their yards and ditches from the fall. We wanted to send a few reminders regarding burn permits: Within City Limits: Burning within city limits is prohibited, except as outlined in the Caldwell Fire Department Outdoor Burning Rules, Requirements and Guidelines brochure, which

can be obtained on our website or at the Caldwell Fire Department. Including, but not limited to, obtaining a permit from the Caldwell Fire Department and adhering to requirements of the Department of Environmental Quality. Outside City Limits: Burning outside of the city limits, within Canyon County, is allowed, as long as the rules within Caldwell Fire Department Outdoor Burning Rules, Requirements and Guidelines brochure and the requirements of the Department of Environment Quality are followed. For more information regarding outdoor burning please contact the Caldwell Fire Department at 208.455.3032 or visit our website are www. cityofcaldwell.org.

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together, welcome the incoming College of Idaho students for the fall term (GO ‘YOTES) and build community. We love this place, we love music, we love free, and we love the Historic District….what could be better?

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Left to Right: Saxes Fred Evans, Kim Doan and Bruce Greenhalgh playing “Danny Boy” during band practice for the Caldwell Centennial Band’s upcoming concert on April 23rd. Kim, who works at Pioneer Title, has been a long time band member who recently returned after a long hiatus and we are so glad to have her rejoin the band. Welcome back Kim!


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April 2018

On March 25th in Idaho, we got all 4 seasons in one day! Snow, sunshine, hail...we had it all! This cloud dumped a lot of hail on us! This photo was taken from the front of my house on the corner of Wagner/Homedale Road in Caldwell.

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Cheryl Huizinga of Caldwell recently returned from a February birding expedition in Ecuador. She shared with me some of the highlights of that experience. The trip was a 10 day trip with Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO), starting in the capitol city of Quito. Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world having habitat high up in the Eastern Andes and then down in the Amazon Basin and Cheryl’s group traveled in a van visiting and birding those diverse areas. Her group of 13, including local guides, stayed in Eco-tourism lodges and the accommodations were top notch. She personally saw 432 species, including 43 species of hummingbirds (a favorite was the Wirecrested Thorntail), 60 species of Tanagers (the Paradise Tanager is a stunner), Torrent Ducks, Andean Cock -of -the

-Rock and the funky- looking Hoatzin. I got acquainted with Cheryl at a lunch gathering at Indian Creek Steak House in Caldwell. My wife is a member of her aerobics class and I knew she was a Birder. After a casual bird conversation, she confessed to me her nemesis bird is the Mountain Quail (a bird she has yet to make eye contact with). She asked me if I had ever seen one. Rather casually I said “Oh I have shot em.” She slumped in her chair, her eyes got crazy, and I wasn’t sure if she was going to swing on me or set her hair on fire. I said “Cheryl, it was legal then, that’s been over thirty years ago.” I am not sure I am forgiven but I didn’t get any contusions or lacerations. Cheryl is fun and I expect to see more of her birding updates in future issues of the Caldwell Perspective. March sure came in like a

lion hope it will go out like a lamb. March is the month Fish and Game re stocks local ponds and waterways. Here is a listing of some in our local area. Wilson Pond February 26 – March 2 400 Marsing Pond February 26 – March 2 450 Lower Boise River March 5 – 9 1440 Indian Creek Caldwell March 4-16 200 Rotary Pond Caldwell March 19 – 23 1000 Fish planted in this listing are 10 to 12-inch Rainbow Trout. Snake River is giving up some Smallmouth Bass as is Brownlee Reservoir. Lake Lowell will open April 15th. Wet a line and good luck.

LOCAL DIRT PERSPECTIVE You know the old saying, March in like a lion and out like a lamb. Well it looks like it’s going to be that way this year, but I think March is trying to make up for January and February’s nice weather. Don’t forget April showers bring May flowers. I do think April will be a wet month, so take advantage of every nice day you get and get out in the garden. I know you don’t want to, but you need to get the lawnmower out and get started. I hope you did all the service work last fall, but in case you did not, here’s a few pointers. 1st) lay it on it’s side oil fill tube closest to the ground. Make sure the blade can move with some resistance. 2nd) scrape all the old grass off the mower deck with a stiff putty knife, even use a wire brush. 3rd) smell the gas to make sure it doesn’t smell like lacquer thinner. If so dump it out into a container

you can burn off, set it back down. 4th) put in fresh gas the ethanol free gas and put in about an ounce of gas additive and then start the engine. It may idle a little rough at first but once the gas additive gets in the carburetor and the engines heats up, the engine will smooth out although it could be in need of a new spark plug. After running awhile check air filter, oil, change if necessary and top off. Let it idle and take it for a spin to see if the self propelled parts all work. Now you’re ready to start mowing. That’s a basic service and tune up to get you started. You may need to sharpen blades though. The bag could also use a washing. The wet grass and dust plug up the vent liner and restrict air flow to reduce collection efforts. If you can pull it inside out and shake most the debris out, then with one of those sweeper

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nozzles and some dawn soap clean the bag up. When that’s done repeat the service to other gas powered equipment. You’re not done, sharpen your wife’s favorite shovel and hand pruners so her work is just a bit easier. Lube up the wheel barrel and top off the air. Now go get a handle on those weeds that seemed to enjoy our winter weather this year. The water will be in the ditches soon, so have your filter on and your valve off just in case you have a break in your sprinklers and they turn the water on when you’re not home. Well I hope my advice has been helpful, if there’s anything particular you’d like to know just drop us a note and I’ll get right on it. Until next time, Pat.


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April 2018

SIBA PROGRAM: April 2, 2018 at 7 PM

Phantom of the Opterans - The Flammulated Owl” Speaker, Leon Powers will talk about the Flammulated Owl population he formerly studied in Idaho’s Sublett Mountains. Leon R. Powers, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. In addition to various biology classes, he has taught Birds of Prey classes for 30 years. He is currently “Doc Hawk”, nature writer for

Boy Scout’s Boys’ Life magazine, and is the author of the nonfiction books, A Hawk in the Sun, Dead Owls Flying, The Forgotten Expedition, Doc Hawk Stories for Everyone, and his just released Seven Summers (about Flammulated Owls).

SIBA meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 PM and are held at the Deer Flat NWR Visitor Center at 13751 Upper Embankment Rd. in Nampa. The entrance is at the corner of Roosevelt Ave. and Indiana Ave. All are welcome to all of the SIBA meetings which last about 1 1/2 hrs. with a refreshment time following the meeting.

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With warmer weather and longer days, you may be thinking about gardening. April is around the corner and before you know it, it will be time to start mowing the lawn, pruning the shrubs, and harvesting the lettuce. If you are one of those people who have been gardening your whole life but keep looking for new ideas for your yard and you are not afraid to venture out to Caldwell, I’d like to invite you to our 2018 Spring Garden Festival on April 21st from 9 am to 4 pm. This daylong event will cost $30 and is full of learning and ideas. There will be classes taught by University of Idaho Extension Master Gardener Volunteers on a wide array of gardening topics. From beginning gardening to starting youth gardens, to


tree care and pesticide safety courses, you are sure to find classes interesting to you. Over 15 courses are available to select from! And, Master Gardener Volunteers will be selling plants to help you dig right in and garden when you get home. The plant sale is free to attend. Here are a few of the classes which interest me and may also be of interest to you! • Tree selection. You know, going to the big box store or nursery and seeing all those trees can be exciting; but, how do I know if I am getting a good tree? • Tree pruning. I got it home and it is a wild child, but I am afraid to cut away on this tree! I’d attend this class to learn how to properly prune. • Dirty Dozen: common garden

pests. Maybe this will help me know what is eating my plants and how to control them effectively. • Gardening with children. I need one for children and dogs! • Vertical Gardening. Because my small backyard is just not enough space for watermelons! • Organic Gardening. I mean, why not? Everyone seems to be jumping on that bandwagon, but what does the science say? You can learn more about the courses and the program by calling the University of Idaho Extension Office in Canyon County at 208-4596003 or visiting their website at https://www.uidaho.edu/ extension/county/canyon/ horticulture.

Canyon County Marine Patrol and Idaho Parks & Recreation Hosts Free Boat Safety

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The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Section and Idaho Parks & Recreation is hosting a free boating safety course at the Caldwell Public Library on April 3-4, 2018. The twoday course will be held in a classroom setting with an experienced instructor. It is designed to be an introductory course to meet the boater education needs of recreational boaters. Attendees will learn general information about boats and maintenance, information to make their boating experience safer, and tips on how to be a more courteous boat operator. Boaters will also learn about Idaho laws and regulations associated with owning and operating a boat. The course is open to all boaters, regardless of experience, and each attendee will receive a boater education card upon successful completion of the course. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register for the course by visiting the Idaho Parks & Recreation website or calling Lt. Ben Keyes at (208) 371-6811. Please note that pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Each year, for the past 11 years, local elementary and middle schools are invited to participate in Kids Bowl Free. Postcards are sent home with the children as an invitation to parents to register their children to bowl for no fee during the summer break months. Ron and Thelma Black

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Make what you know. This is the theme of the 5th annual Caldwell High School Art Walk showcased April 5-7, 2018. Students of the high school create artwork based off of their experiences and interests through the year to have them showcased in the annual art walk each spring. Over 100 selected works will be showcased in the transformed auditorium. Clean white walls made by vice principal Tyler Harding are set up by the strength and conditioning students around the stage. The walls guide you through the works that are brought to

CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL Class of 2018 Grad Night Big Al’s fun center, Meridian

We need community help! Help make this a safe, fun, memorable night! Donate Goods, Services, Coupons or Gift Cards to be given as prizes on that night Donate Money to offset costs of the night Any amount is appreciated Sponsor a Grad for the night for $60 To offer services call: (208) 921-8326

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potentially earn $1,000 that the school can use any way they choose. This year, out of the 19,000 schools that were nominated across the U.S. and Canada, Maxine Johnson Elementary in Parma was one of the lucky recipients. On March 9th, Thelma Black, Caldwell Bowl employee Louise Fuqua, and Caldwell Perspective Publisher Chantele Hensel made the drive to Maxine Johnson Elementary. We were greeted by Principal Diane Hardin and taken to a gymnasium where a group of children sat as patiently as they possibly could, waiting to hear why these women

by Chantele Hensel, Publisher were in their school. The kids were asked who had participated in The Kids Bowl Free® at Caldwell Bowl. A group of hands shot up into the air. Then, the kids were told they were one of the schools chosen L to R: Thelma Black, Stephanie Windle, Diane and had $1,000 Hardin, Louise Fuqua that would be cards go out again this year invested in new the summer the program equipment for P.E.. Thank you Ron and will have new meaning to Thelma for your dedication to the 405 students of Maxine our community. Louise, you Johnson Elementary! are such an asset to Caldwell Bowl. I know that as the post

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life by the stage lighting that the theater department lead by Tyler Brackhahn set up prior to the show. Previous graphic design student, Leah Torres designed the poster for the event. This event pulls together the community of Caldwell High School to create a lasting event for artists and those who appreciate art. You can expect a wide range of artwork from 2D mediums like graphite, painting, charcoal, digital, etc. to 3D mediums like cardboard, paper, clay and ceramics. Art members of the community make up a panel to select awards for best sculpture, painting, and drawing. Everyone visiting the art walk prior to the artists reception vote on their favorite to make up the people’s choice award. All of the awards are given out

Mr. CHS is an evening of humorous pageantry that helps raise money to send graduating seniors to Grad Night. Mr. CHS will be held at Caldwell High School on 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018. Admission is $5 for adults and $3.00 for all students. Pizza and snacks will be served at intermission and there will be a silent auction as well. If local business want to donate money, gift cards, products or services to be raffled off on the evening of Grad Night, they can call Erin Smith 208-284-0978 or Jamey Smith 208-8703801 or email Erin at erin. sullivan.smith@aim.com

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during the Meet the Artist Reception. The night falls on the Friday of the art walk. All artists will be at the event to be able to talk about their artwork to viewers. Snacks and drinks are provided during this night by the art department and artists. This becomes a great time to learn about the different artist processes and inspire new artists.

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NOTIFICATION Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry, binge, purge, over exercise, or starve? Overeaters Anonymous is a twelve step program based on Alcoholics Anonymous. OA is a world wide organization which also has meetings in our area. In Middleton, we meet on Sunday, 7:00 PM, at The Way, 303 S Hawthorne Dr. In Star, we meet on Wednesday mornings at 10:30AM at the Lifesprings Christian Church, 174 N. Star Rd. We welcome all regardless of age, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. For more information visit oa.org, email sharonb. staroa@gmail.com or wildagilda2@gmail.com, or call 208-615-0423. YOU ARE NOT ALONE ANYMORE!




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April 2018

4th Annual State VEX IQ Hosted in Caldwell Saturday, March 10, 2018-The 4th Annual Idaho State VEX IQ Championship was held at Syringa Middle School in Caldwell on Saturday. Sixteen teams competed to win the Teamwork Champion, Excellence, Robot Skills Champion, and Design Awards in this year’s game, Ringmaster. Team 10726A “The Durg Monsters” and Team 10726C “BCB”, both from Wood River Middle School in Hailey won the Teamwork Champion Award and the Excellence Award went to Team 11911D “Beauties and the Beasts from Syringa Middle School in Caldwell. These

Syringa Teams on the field

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awards make all three teams eligible to participate at the VEX IQ World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky this April. Officially recognized

by the Guinness World Records as largest robotics competition on earth, this week-long competitive robotics event brings together more

Creek Musical Art Park will include interactive musical instruments that will be built to maintain authentic, pleasing tones through decades of extensive play and exposure to nature. All instruments are designed as true percussion instruments and will enhance Indian Creek’s beautiful urban outdoor setting and create a sensory experience for children and adults. Original Ironworks was the selected artist to provide beautiful, custom-crafted sculptured art that will overlook Indian Creek. Gabriel was involved with some of the planning phases, gathering supplies (including wheelbarrows, crowbars, shovels, garden tools, measuring tools and enough food to feed volunteers), recruiting of volunteers for the project and overseeing the construction of the walls. Brent Orton, City of Caldwell Public Works Director, met with Gabriel throughout the planning and installation of the retaining

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in STEM. Hailey’s “The Drug Monsters” also won the Robot Skills Champion Award and the Design Award.

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walls providing additional mentoring too. The project must be through a non-profit organization where the Boy Scout can show organization, leadership, and project completion skills. On Saturday, March 17, and Friday, March 23, over 30 volunteers including boys from Boy Scout Troop 520, friends, partners and members of Gabriel’s church gathered at the site to sort and transport the boulders and worked together to build the retaining walls. The rock that was used to build the walls was excavated from Indian Creek at the site of the former Sundowner Hotel. The project turned out to be a great success and the retaining walls were completed in two work days with over 100 volunteer hours. The Indian Creek Musical Art Park ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 30th at 2 p.m.

Rotary Scholarship Applications Available

Caldwell Rotary Club is now accepting applications for a $1,000 Academic Scholarship (to an Idaho school) and a $1,000 Vocational/ Technical Scholarship (to any trade school or associate program) for the 2018-19 school year. To be accepted, applications must be postmarked by April 15th. Applications for these scholarships can be found at your school counselor’s office or online. To find it online, Google Caldwellrotaryclub.com. 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 TechnicalTrade Application. Download the one you want, fill it out and complete all the requirements 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, 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

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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 culminating in a B.A or B.S. degree. There are many trades that do not require a 4-year college degree. Students may apply to out-of-state schools for this scholarship. Students should only apply for one or the other and not both! If you have any questions, call Leora Summers at (208) 880-8426.

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