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As we celebrate one full year of publication, we thank our advertisers for supporting your local monthly paper, the Caldwell Perspective. We have truly enjoyed bringing you a smattering of good news about your friends, local businesses and our community. Special thanks goes to our Caldwell Street Department employees for making our downtown a special place for all of us to enjoy! Go downtown after dark and enjoy
the lights surrounding Indian Creek. Our local merchants are all revved up to give you great holiday shopping. Go downtown during the day to see what our community has to offer before you head out of town. Dine in some of our local eateries and shop Caldwell! We wish you all Peace, Love, and Joy for the coming year and have a very Merry Christmas!
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Melyssa Ferro-Idaho’s Teacher of the Year!
By Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor
November 10th was a special day at Syringa Middle School. Teachers, students, family members and state dignitaries gathered in the gym for a special announcement. And then it came--Melyssa Ferro, Syringa science teacher was named Idaho’s “2016 Teacher of the Year.” Idaho State Superintendent, Sherri Ybarra, presented her with a plaque and a check for $1,000 from the State of Idaho. Ferro has taught in the district for 15 years. She attributes her honor to the support of her school for never saying “no” to her requests and the collaboration of many other agencies in her efforts to provide opportunities for her students to become involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic) activities. One of the things that impressed Ybarra in Ferro’s biography the most was a story about one of Ferro’s students. The student told her parents, while on a vacation at Arches National Park, that she wished Mrs. Ferro could have been there so she could see what they saw. Not many kids wished their teacher was on a vacation with them and that really made Ferro stand out in the state’s mind as to the commitment and dedication that Ferro had for her students and what she meant to them. Melyssa Ferro has been highlighted in our March edition when her students won awards at the “Future Cities” competition in Boise and then again in our August edition as she received a Presidential Award
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State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra presenting Melyssa Ferro flowers of congratulations and a plague honoring her as Idaho’s “2016 Teacher of the Year”
in Washington D.C. for excellence in mathematics and science. She is now among those in the competition for the national “2016 Teacher of the Year.” Congratulations and good luck to Mrs. Melyssa Ferro!
Captain Frank Wyant Recommended For Caldwell Police Chief
A selection committee has recommended that Captain Frank Wyant be appointed as the next Chief of Police for the Caldwell police department. During the December 7th Caldwell City Council meeting, Mayor Nancolas will recommend Captain Wyant to be appointed as Caldwell’s Chief of Police. If confirmed, Wyant would officially take office on January 1, 2016. “I have full confidence in Captain Wyant,” said Mayor
On October 22, April Sauceda became a U.S. Citizen and then on November 19th at the United States Citizenship and Immigrations Services Boise Field Office, April, along with other U.S. citizenship recipients, was honored during a Naturalization Oath ceremony. Congratulations Citizen April! We are so very proud of you and your accomplishment. It was a journey well traveled! When April was a little girl living in Mexico, she never imagined that she would come to a different country, learn a new language and a whole new culture. But now that she has found herself in that wonderful situation, she could not be
Nancolas. “He is such an asset to our city and our police force. He is a leader in our community and has the skills and experience to do a great job as Chief. He has my full support.” Wyant has served 24 years in the Caldwell Police Department and is very involved in the community. He has been actively involved with the Caldwell Night Rodeo for 13 years and currently serves as President of the CNR Board of Directors. Wyant
April Sauceda – A New U.S. Citizen!
more proud of herself. Of her time here in the United States, April said, “This has been such a wonderful experience for me. The United States is now and has been for many years, my home, not even my second home, because to me that is the place that you visit, and this feels like home. Aside from all the other things that I have learned living in this country, I have learned new things about me and what I’m capable of.” April thanks God, her family and friends and her brother Omar for always being there for her and her children, Alex and Anthony, for all their support in helping her get to this point in her life. “They were and are my inspiration
to be better every day and I hope I make them proud,” she said. April is such an inspiration. What a tremendous accomplishment! She went on to say, “There are no limits to what we can do. We only limit ourselves to what we think we can’t do. As we come to an election year, I feel fortunate to be able to participate and to vote for the first time. I have passed from being a face in the crowd to being a voice in the crowd.” Those are very insightful words April. Congratulations! Zahida April Sauceda is a Senior Legal Assistant II for Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney in the Nampa Misdemeanor Unit.
has also coached Caldwell youth sports since 1993. He currently coaches Caldwell High School’s varsity girls’ softball team. “It’s an absolute honor to have started my career at the bottom here and have the community pick me to lead the department. To me, it’s not about the title, it’s about serving this community and having the opportunity to lead the Wyant Continued on page 12
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April Sauceda with sons, Anthony and Alex, after her Naturalization Oath Ceremony.
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Calendar of Events December 10 2 PM: Thursday Read, Library. 4 PM: Teen Makers, Library. 7 PM: Pajama Storytime, Library. December 11 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library. 11 AM-2 PM: Idaho Independent Bank Open House and Customer Appreciation, 620 S. Kimball. 6-8 PM: Chicken Fried Steak, Eagles, 815 Arthur St. December 12 11 AM: Caldwell Museum Open House, 1122 Main St. 2 PM: Family Afternoon Movie, “Minions” Library. 7 PM: Christmas with Charles Dickens, Library. December 13 11 AM: Children’s Program, Deerflat Church “Fear Not Factor,”17703 Beet Rd. December 14 10:30 AM: Baby & Me Storytime, Library. December 15 10:30 AM: Toddler Storytime, Library. 3:30 PM: Teen Gaming, Library. 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Library. 6-11 PM: Caldwell Night Rodeo Fund Raiser, O’Conner Field House proceeds go to 208CARES & Caldwell Shop with a Cop, 880-2766 or 880-9436. December 16 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect, Annabelle House, 917 E. Ustick. 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Library. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Rm. December 17 4 PM: Teen Makers, Library. 6:30 PM: Sci-Fi Book Club, Library. 7 PM: Pajama Storytime, Library. December 18 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library. 6-8 PM: Ribeye Steak Dinner, Eagles, 815 Arthur St. December 20 8-11:30 AM: Breakfast, Eagles, 815 Arthur St. 9:30 & 11 AM: Christmas Special, Deerflat Church “The World of White Ice, Co.,”17703 Beet Rd. December 21 7:30 PM: Centennial Band Christmas Concert, Jewett, C of I. Doors open 7 PM. Tickets available at the door. December 22 2 PM: After School Fun, Library. 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Library. December 24 9 AM-2 PM: David Johnson Memorial Blood Drive, Church of Christ corner of Ustick and S. 10th, Carole 459-1423.
Love Bloomed in the Garden
By Leora Summers, Editor
June Darbin and Daniel Pugmire will be united in marriage on Dec 19th at a ceremony at the Caldwell Elks Lodge with family and friends present. June is the daughter of the late Larry Ray and Willadean Alfont. She has two daughters (Christy and Stacy) and one son (the late Bryan Kelly) and is the grandmother of eight! June works for Caldwell Transportation as a special needs aide. She is also the co-facilitator of N.O.M.S. (Not One More Suicide). Daniel is the son of Rex and Pam Pugmire of Caldwell. He is the project manager for the Idaho Veterans Garden (IVG) in Caldwell which is where God had intended him to be he said. He has had many life struggles and tells all that the IVG has literally saved his life. Daniel and June met at the IVG when June planted a garden there in memory of her son. That’s where they first met and made a connection. Dan told her to “Love it and nurture it and it will grow.” And then so did their relationship. Congratulations to a wonderful couple who found each other, loved and nurtured each other and are now getting married.
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Give “The Gift of Life” Donate Blood on December 24th
By Leora Summers, Editor
Jerry Bauman donating blood at last year’s Rotary Christmas blood drive Give the “gift of life” for a bowl of that great West Valley Medical Center’s famous stew! This year’s goal is 80 pints. This is one of the most important gifts that you can give during this holiday season as there is an increased need for blood during
this time of year. This annual Christmas Eve blood drive was begun in 1985, memorializing past Caldwell Rotary Club member, David Johnson, who died on Christmas Eve in 1984. Johnson, who was 40 years old at the time, was severely injured at his business, ACE Supply Inc. He was unhooking a scraper from his vintage John Deere tractor, which he had been using to scrape snow from parking lots at the College of Idaho. It was a Sunday afternoon, and he was alone, and by the time he was found, he had lost a large amount of blood. On that night, Caldwell Rotarians lined the halls of Caldwell Memorial Hospital, now known as West Valley Medical Center, to donate blood in Johnson’s name to help save his life. Unfortunately Johnson died and ever since then, Caldwell Rotary Club has joined with the Red Cross to have this annual blood drawing on December 24th, not only to honor David Johnson, but also to bring attention to the increased need for blood during the holiday season.
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Boise Rescue Mission Needs Your Help As the temperature continues to drop in Caldwell, the Rescue Mission is starting to see an increase in overnight guests. At the Rescue Mission our men’s shelter is experiencing more of an influx right now, while the women and children’s shelters tend to fill up at the end of the school year and remain static through the winter. What many people don’t realize is-- many of these folks are from Caldwell. “Single women and children are the fastest growing segment
of the homeless population,” according to Caldwell resident and Rescue Mission CEO Rev. Bill Roscoe. “As always, we will make room for everyone at Rescue Mission shelters.” “In some cases we’ll have 3040 mats on the dining room floor and men will be sleeping there,” Roscoe says. “So, no one is going to be turned away.” On really cold days, the shelters are also open to their guests during the daytime hours. Frail elderly, the sick and mom’s with small children are always
Short-eared Owls in the Intermountain West
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Evidence from the Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Surveys suggest that Short-eared Owls may be suffering from a long-term, substantial, and range-
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welcome to stay inside. As the temperature continues to drop and the snow moves in, the Rescue Mission needs YOUR help. The best way to help homeless people here in Caldwell is by making a contribution to the Rescue Mission efforts at www. boiserm.org. You can also make donations in the form of warm, winter clothing which can be dropped off at the Lighthouse Rescue Mission and Valley Women and Children’s Shelter warehouse in Nampa. By Peggy Williams
wide decline in North America. In 2015, citizen scientists from across Idaho and Utah, including many SIBA (Southwestern Idaho Birders Association) members, spread out across the landscape to survey for these magnificent creatures. Rob Miller will explain the rationale for the program, examine the final results, talk about the status of Short-eared Owls in Idaho, the feedback from volunteers, and talk about next year’s program. Miller spent 21 years working for HewlettPackard before the birds called him outside. He has since earn a second B.S. degree in Biology and an M.S. degree in Raptor Biology. He works for the Intermountain Bird Observatory as a Research Biologist leading their work on the Northern Goshawk, multiple woodpecker projects, providing data management and analysis, and managing the Shorteared Owl project. Rob will present this program at the regular monthly meeting of Southwestern Idaho Birders Association on December 10 at 7PM in the visitor’s center of Deer Flat NFR. The refuge entrance is at the junction of Roosevelt Ave and Indiana Ave south of Hwy 55.
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Syme Announces Candidacy By Leora Summers, Editor
Scott Syme, local businessman and activist, announced on October 12th that he is running for the Idaho Assembly
By Bryan Taylor, Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney
The misuse and illicit use of prescription pain killers and other prescription drugs continues to be a growing problem in Idaho. In fact, our state recently ranked #4 in the nation in the nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers among people ages 12 and older. And in 2010, it was estimated that an Idaho resident died every 45 hours because of a drug-induced death caused by illicit, prescription or over-thecounter drug-use. It’s not just a problem with our teens or adults, either. Their addictions are being passed down to their children in alarming numbers. It’s now reported that every hour, one baby in the U.S. is born suffering from opiate withdrawal. That’s nearly 9,000 babies a year that are born with an opiate addiction through no fault of their own. These are frightening statistics, and unfortunately, they are very much real here in Canyon County. Over the last decade, the November Question Answered… and the winner is…. The winner for the November question, “Who is this group?” is Jayne Arbon. She wrote in that it was the “College of Idaho Langroise Trio. Members are Geoffrey Trabichoff, Dave Johnson and Sam Smith.” (The names of the members were not required).
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misuse of prescription drugs has become one of our leading substance abuse problems. Prescription drugs – especially Oxycontin and Hyrdocodone --now rank just behind methamphetamine and marijuana in our county as the most abused drugs. Prescription drugs have also turned into the drug of choice for our juveniles. The latest Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that 20% of Idaho high school students have used a prescription drug without actually having a doctor’s prescription. The primary reason: prescription drugs are more easily and readily available than most street drugs. Studies show that over 50% of prescription opioids being used for nonmedical purposes are obtained from a friend or relative. Many times, the prescription drugs were initially obtained lawfully from a physician for genuine medical purpose. Think of where you store your medications. Are you like most people and store them in the medicine cabinet or place them in the hallway closet? Typically, these drugs are not locked up and Drugs continued on page 15
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Bob Sobba–What’s He Up to Now? By Leora Summers, Editor
Not too long ago you used to see him everywhere, but after retirement as Caldwell’s chief of police, a position that he held for 18 years, and then after his 4 year stretch (2008-2012) as a city council member directly following his retirement, he seemed to disappear from public view. He wasn’t really gone at all, but putting his passion and efforts into something he loved, history and writing. He had always dabbled in writing, publishing his first article in the 1980s concerning forged checks and later a couple of articles on law enforcement subjects including a history of the Caldwell Police Department, three articles in the Wild West History Association Journal with one about a murder trial in 1901, with another article, “The Dynamiters,” about the assassination of Governor Steunenberg in Caldwell in 1905 and another titled “A Brief History of Hanging.”
Later, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asked him to do a history of Deer Flat Refuge (Lake Lowell) for their centennial in 2009. After researching that, Bob decided to put it in book form and sell it as a fundraiser for the Friends of Deer Flat group. Currently Bob is involved in the Veteran’s History Project (VHP). Bob, though not a veteran himself, initially wanted to have a career in the military. In college he was in ROTC, but due to tearing his knee ligaments playing basketball, he could not pass the physical. Working on this project gave him a way to honor the veteran that he wished he could have been. He learned of this project after hearing Sue Paul, the Director of Warhawk Air Museum, speak about the museum during a Kiwanis meeting. He learned that the VHP was authorized by Congress in 2000 and was placed under the Library of Congress and that the Nampa Warhawk Air Museum had partnered with the Library of Congress in sponsoring the Veterans History Project (VHP) in Idaho. The VHP records the experiences of veterans during their time in the military. The recordings
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are stored at the museum and at the Library of Congress so their stories are available for anyone to view. After hearing about the VHP at that Kiwanis meeting, he volunteered to be an interviewer. The joke around the museum was that Bob enjoyed “NOT” having to advise people of their rights when conducting an interview. For over a decade the Warhawk Air Museum has been involved in this project. To date, over 900 veterans have had their service chronicled there. Between10-15 interviewers chronicled many of our area’s veterans’ military experiences. Each interview required an interviewer and a camera operator. Several of the stories are about Caldwell residents including Bob Vernon, Len Mallea, Kenny Averill, Bill Norman and Dick Rosenberry. After Bob’s completion of his Deer Flat book, he proposed that they compile some of those veterans’ stories that had been collected from area veterans and put them into a book and sell it as a fundraiser for the VHP program. They put together a team of about ten people writing, editing and doing graphics and it took about two years to complete. Though this particular book is completed, the group continues to interview between 8-10 veterans every month. If you are interested in this project either for the purpose of being a volunteer interviewer or are a veteran wanting your history to be chronicled or in obtaining a copy of this book, contact Bob Sobba at email@example.com. What a nice Christmas gift this might be for the veteran in your life!
Golf, Devine Intervention and Bill Crookham By Leora Summers, Editor
Picture L to R: Billie Farley, Faye Reed, Roberta Smith, Doreen Garrod, Arlene Fuqua and Mary Reed. Also helping but not pictured: Bev Putnam and Patti Meissner.
Kim Yee loves golf! She loves golf so much that when she and Fun (her husband) opened up a restaurant, they built their business around a golf theme. For years, Kim played golf in Crookham’s year-end Harvest Golf Scramble, the event that the Crookham family created many years ago to celebrate the end of the harvest season for the Crookham Company in Caldwell. So when Kim went to clean out her drawers, she found many T-shirts from those past fun times with the Crookhams during those tournaments. She didn’t really want to throw them away, but didn’t know what to do with them. Meanwhile, a group of ladies began showing up at Kim’s restaurant regularly for lunch every Tuesday. She finally asked them what the deal was with that. They told her that they were a quilting group and they began coming here for lunch after their Tuesday morning quilting routine. She said that’s when her brain started clicking! Devine intervention! She wanted to have those shirts used to make a quilt for her friend, Bill Crookham. She asked them if they could take those shirts, saving those great memories of great times, and use them to make a quilt. They said that they could indeed. Kim found a photo of Bill that she always really liked and she wanted to have it become a part of that quilt. So with that and the t-shirts, the quilter’s group made a beautiful quilt incorporating that photo and using a very symbolic corn background between the squares from the shirts. Kim asked them what they wanted for payment. For their efforts and materials, all they asked of her was for her to make a donation amound of her choice to the Humane Society. Quilt Continued on page 6
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Winter and Your Pets
As we know, winter is coming very soon. Cold temperatures, snow, and ice can provide some unique challenges for your pets. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe and healthy throughout these cold months. 1. As much as possible, keep your pets indoors. If it’s too cold for you to be outside, it is likely too cold for your pets as well. Like humans, pets are at risk for the quick development of hypothermia if left exposed to the environment. If signs like excessive shivering, reluctance to move, and unresponsiveness develop, consult your veterinarian immediately. 2. If your pet must be kept outdoors, provide a safe shelter for them to get out of the elements. Heated dog beds are a great way to keep them warm. Heated water dishes should also be considered to prevent dehydration from frozen water bowls. Make sure to inspect bedding frequently and change it should it become damp. Monitor your pets body condition and feed high quality food to keep up with the caloric demands of staying
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warm. 3. Reduce the length of your daily walks, especially for very young, old, or debilitated pets (those with heart or kidney disease, diabetes, and hormonal disorders). These pets are less likely to be able to regulate their body temperature. Cold temperatures can also aggravate arthritis, causing stiffness and falls on slick surfaces. Coats and sweaters should be considered for any pet going outdoors, even for a limited amount of time. 4. Inspect your pets’ paws for the accumulation of aggravating ice clumps, painful cracks, and moisture caused skin irritation. Wiping their feet after time outdoors can decrease their exposure to toxins from antifreeze, deicers, and other chemicals that can make them sick if they lick their paws. 5. Remember to make some noise to scare off animals like cats before warming up your car. Cat’s often seek shelter under the hood and be seriously injured if not given proper warning. For more information, see www.avma.org for the American Veterinary Medical Association’s recommendations on winter pet care.
Flu Season Is Upon Us Flu season is upon us and many people have questions about the flu, the flu vaccine and who should be vaccinated. The flu is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Typical symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, body aches and fatigue. While the illness usually resolves on its own within one week, some cases result in complications such as pneumonia, and in severe cases, can be fatal. Those at particular risk for complication include the elderly, young children and those with chronic medical problems such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that all people over the age of 6 months should be vaccinated yearly for influenza. It is important to be revaccinated every year because the influenza virus mutates (changes) rapidly and previous year’s vaccines will not be effective against this year’s viral strain. The vaccine is widely available throughout the Treasure Valley in clinics and pharmacies. There are a variety of formulations and your doctor or pharmacist can help you decide which one
is most appropriate for you. The vaccine works by inducing an immune response within the body. The most common reaction to the vaccine is mild pain or soreness at the injection site; the vaccine will not cause you to get the flu. If you believe you have flu symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention promptly, especially if you are young, elderly or have other medical conditions. Your doctor may perform a throat swab to test for influenza. Some patients may need to be admitted to the hospital for treatment. Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) is a medication that has been shown to
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Faith Lutheran Church Welcomes Pastor Tigerman
Justin Tigerman began serving as Pastor for Faith Lutheran Church in Caldwell on August 10th. He and his wife, Kathleen and their 12 year-old kitty moved to Caldwell from Chicago, Illinois. Pastor Tigerman was licensed to lead Faith Lutheran Church indefinitely until his ordination on October 15th at his home church at Trinity Lutheran in Moline, Illinois. Tigerman attended the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where he graduated with a double major in Religion and Classics (Greek and Latin languages). Through his upbringing, two central verses were ingrained and lived out. God is Love (1 John 4:8) and absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39). He was assigned to this region of the United States. Before visiting Caldwell, he looked at a map and thought, “Oh, so this is going to be like a suburb of Chicago, only Boise.” After visiting, he realized this was not the case. He saw Caldwell is its By Matthew Beal, MD
shorten the duration of symptoms by up to 3 days if started within the first 24 hours of symptoms and is recommended for those admitted to the hospital as it may decrease the severity of the illness. If you have any questions about the flu vaccine you can contact your doctor or visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/ vaccine/index.htm. Dr. Matthew Beal is a 2nd year resident in Caldwell’s Family Practice Rural Track Training Program. He graduated from University of Colorado school of Medicine with an MD.
own community where there was a palpable sense of a “We can do it ourselves,” demonstrated by the story behind the development behind the YMCA. He stated, “There was also a deep sense of ‘We help each other out’ which I am still getting used to, coming from a city where there is much distrust. I give thanks for the warmth I have received so far.” After he visited Caldwell, participated in worship, gave a short homily, met several folks and got a lovely tour of the city, he and his wife, Kathleen, decided this was where they wanted to be. “It is hard to explain, but we have always had an amazing welcome and sense of companionship since our visit,” he said. On November 15th, he was installed as pastor at Faith Lutheran Church, affirming that he was called to be a pastor specifically for the people of Faith Lutheran Church. This
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Kathleen and Pastor Justin Tigerman, new pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Caldwell is his first call to the church as a pastor. About 90 folks from the congregation and from the community were in attendance. One of the biggest surprises that he learned in his first week here, was the fact that there were 52 churches in Caldwell and “That’s a lot,” he said.
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Smeed Foundation awards nearly $900,000 in grants to 16 organizations
By Rick Coffman, Caldwell Foundation Chairman
At its fifth annual disbursement meeting held in early November, the board of directors of the Ralph Smeed Private Memorial Foundation approved grants totaling nearly $900,000. State of Idaho grant recipients include: Caldwell Salvation Army, as part of its general
operating fund; Caldwell Grace Lutheran Church, for assistance with its pre-school learning program, donation was given in memory of Dan Symms, a Smeed board member, who died in October 2014; Greenleaf Friends Academy, Greenleaf, to assist with its school-lunch expenses; Idaho Freedom Foundation,
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Nationally, funds were approved for organizations in keeping with Smeed Foundation guidelines supporting entrepreneurship, limited government and private property rights; Foundation for Economic Education, Atlanta, to publish free enterprise materials and production of a “liberty kit” for students; Foundation for Government Accountability, Naples, Fl., for education efforts in Idaho to reduce welfare costs and restore the working class; Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington, Va., for videos geared toward college students emphasizing the idea of liberty; Libertas Institute, Nehi, Utah, for publication of a book series for children teaching the principles of freedom and liberty; National Humanities Institute, Bowie, MD, for general operating
Kim decided to have the quilt made for Bill Crookham because she had so many great memories of her times of those many years on the golf course during those tournaments where Bill would drive around in his golf cart visiting every team on every hole listening to old country western songs on his transistor radio. Kim said the tournaments were always
kicked off with a breakfast and had fun little unusual contests to do throughout the different holes, like putting with an onion putter and other fun and different situations. There were chorizos, hot dogs and other things to eat after the scramble. The money from those tournaments was always donated to girls’ soccer. Those girls helped with the tournaments too and had a
support; Reason Foundation, Los Angeles, for an outreach program to young adults about the value of and understanding libertarianism. All recipients were required to be 501(c)(3) organizations and the grant requests reflect Ralph Smeed’s directions in creating the foundation to “encourage the spirit of free enterprise, private property rights, market capitalism and individual initiative.” Smeed, a Caldwell businessman and noted libertarian, died in 2010. Per his wishes, the foundation is to be liquidated within 10 years of its creation. Quilt Continued from page 4 great time doing it. Whoever would have thought that cleaning out a drawer would create so many fond memories and that a way would be found to thank one of the people responsible for them? What a nice tribute to a fine gentleman! Thanks for your story Kim Yee! And I’m sure that Bill thanks you too.
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Celebrating Our Veterans By Leora Summers, Editor
On November 11th, Veterans were celebrated all over the U.S. In Caldwell, we celebrated our veterans outside our Veterans Memorial Hall, the building that is the Carnegie Library building that was built 105 years ago on Cleveland Blvd. This annual service is put on by Caldwell’s Benevolent Order of the Elks whose promise is, that as long as there are Veterans, we will honor them and never forget them. The ceremony began with a flag raising and directly after that with young 10 year-old Paige Hensel singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Veteran Terry Harrell officiated the ceremony. All branches of the service were acknowledged with all their flags displayed; Navy, Air Force, Marines, Army, Coast Guard and Air Force. Also displayed was the POW-MIA (Prisoner of War-Missing In Action) flag. Beginning with WWII, there are still 83,000 veterans that have not been accounted for. It was said that
one more flag needed to be added to the others—The Homefront Flag, for those spouses, children and parents who waited home for their service family members to return. They were appreciated for their sacrifice in supporting their loved ones in the service by keeping things going at home while their service family member was away serving our country. All of the people honored on this day epitomized the saying, “All gave some and some gave all.” The veterans from WWII, Korean War, the Cold War (Cuban Crises in 1962), Vietnam (more than 50 years ago), Desert Storm and those from the current war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored, war by war, by raising their hands as their event was announced. The names of Caldwell servicemen and women who paid the ultimate price were also announced and honored. The list of heroes who died during their service was long, though none intended to be heroes. Representative Raul Labrador told the crowd, “Also we honor a day of hope as we remodel this beautiful 102 year old building to be used as a resource for our veterans. It is because of your bravery (veterans) that we are safe and free. And remember, for every service member there is a family that supported them.” The Veterans Council, Disabled Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars has been spearheading the remodeling project of this great building. There are 2 more years committed to complete this project. Much of the labor has been volunteered. $600,000 more is needed to complete the project.
When it is finished, services will be provided locally for our veterans. Raul extended his office’s services to any veteran having problems obtaining services. Labrador concluded saying, “May God bless you and continue to bless the United States of America.” Mayor Garret Nancolas thanked the City of Caldwell for its vision and help in assisting in turning this building into the Veterans Memorial Hall. He thanked veterans John Muirhead and Terry Harrell for their help in restoring the building. He said there were two reasons for putting the effort into saving this beautiful building-- to save the building and to honor our veterans. “Bring this building to life to help those in need of services get the services that they deserve, that is why this is such a worthwhile gesture from the City of Caldwell. Thousands of dollars’ worth of ‘labors of love’ from the city and the veterans has been a testament of their commitment to this project,” said Nancolas. The mayor had once heard Veteran Dan Pugmire speak about how working on the Caldwell Veterans Garden project had literally saved his life. The Mayor then turned it around saying, to Dan at this ceremony, “Dan, you have saved our lives by the help and service you do every day, and not just Dan, but all of you who have protected. Thank you for being our guardian angels.” The service concluded with the Wilson Elementary School Choir singing songs honoring our veterans.
to Caldwell on October 29th and 30th to help the Caldwell Veterans Council with the restoration project of the 102-year-old Carnegie Library for their Veterans Memorial Hall. In addition to providing the building materials and supplies, they volunteered their efforts up through Veterans Day. Their volunteer projects included; building interior walls, stripping and sanding the original wood floors, water proofing exterior walls and installing a French drain to redirect surface and groundwater
from the foundation. Home Depot’s donated materials included: lumber, nails, bolts, drainage pipe, waterproofing materials, and tools. The materials and supplies totaled well over $5,500. Once completed, the Veterans Memorial Hall will provide services to more than 15,000 veterans in the Caldwell community. The Caldwell community will collaborate with the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion to provide a home and access to services for veterans.
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A Time of Hope and Thanks
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Christmas is such a special time of the year. I love baby Jesus and what he went on to do for me. The past couple of years have been trying for my family. My husband was diagnosed with kidney cancer two years ago. After a long surgery with scans giving us hope of someday meeting that 5-year mark and being able to use the words remission, the kidney cancer was found in his pancreas. So, another long surgery was performed and now diabetes. I am ready for a time of closure and a new beginning for hope. I wanted to say thank you for all your generosity to our many
friends, our church family and even strangers, whom I had not realized loved us so much. I have been lead to a place of humility through this journey and I will forever use you, my friends, as a model for my life. I have always said that business is about customer service and life is about relationships, but I don’t even think that I fully understood my words until now. As Christmas approaches, take some time to enjoy those around you. Build a snowman, decorate a gingerbread house and stand under the mistletoe with your special someone.
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the mower. Add ethanol stabilizer and run the engine for five minutes or so. Now your mower is ready for spring. Do the same with all your gas tools. Clean them and stabilize the fuel, even in two-cycle engines. Oil or lube up all bearings, gears, pulleys or blade-like hedgers. Hand tools should be cleaned and sanitized with a 10% bleach and warm soapy water solution to prevent the spread of disease, and wipe dry. Spray-lube all moving parts on your hand-tools to keep them from rusting. Sharpen the blades if you know how, using a hand-sharpener called a speedy sharp. With the blade facing you you’ll see the angle of the edge. Take the speedy sharp in one hand and with that thumb as a guide, pull the speedy sharp towards you following the angle of the blade edge. The tungsten block will sharpen your edge with about three or four pulls. Keep this tool with you and keep your pruners sharp all the time. You won’t believe how much easier pruning will be. Well, you all have a blessed Christmas and may God bless you in the New Year. Merry Christmas. Pat
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Keri Smith-Sigman, Destination Caldwell president, updated the attendees at the Caldwell Chamber’s November luncheon on the progress the future “Indian Creek Plaza” planning for downtown Caldwell. Since Dan Senftner’s visit, the man who was the driving force in the development of the successful plaza in Rapid City, Destination Caldwell has received the final Branding, Development and Marketing Action Plan from Roger Brooks. This plan was developed over the course of this year to help Caldwell develop its “brand” and to identify specific actions to revitalize Caldwell. One of those items is the development of a plaza downtown to bring Caldwell’s downtown back to life! The plaza planning is an ongoing process, taking one step after another towards its completion. “Caldwell has had many plans in the past and now we want to implement our new plan,” Smith-Sigman told the group. Destination Caldwell is working to become
a 501(c)(3). They are currently a 501(c)(6). This should help with the next step of seeking donations and grants. At this time, the organization is working on completing action items from the plan, many of which have associated costs. They are also working with the Chamber and the City to adopt logos that are unique to each of them, but that support the brand. Idaho Power gave them a grant to develop some marketing videos. West Valley Medical Center also matched their previous year’s donation to Destination Caldwell to use towards implementing the action plan. The plaza location still needs to be officially designated. Stay tuned!
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By Leora Summers, Editor
Caldwellite Gys van Beek, an American Dutch inventor, at 96 years old, was the oldest American inventor alive in the United States up until his death on November 14th of this year. In 1948, after WWII, van Beek immigrated from Holland to the United States. During the war, he was a member of the Dutch Resistance and rescued civilians and downed Allied pilots, using forged ID papers to get them out of the Netherlands across enemy lines near where the Battle of the Bulge was fought. He also helped Jews escape the Holocaust. He was recognized as an Aid Giver in 1999 by the Shoah Foundation established by Steven Spielberg.
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Idaho Congressman Raúl Labrador entered van Beek into the Congressional Record of July 24, 2012 “For his heroism and service to the United States of America during World War II.” Van Beek recently published a book of his memoirs about WWII, “Never to Forget.” Like many Dutch immigrants, Gys became a dairy farmer after locating in Middleton in 1954. He and Zwaan left the farm and moved to Caldwell in 1994. In 1995, van Beek invented a hatchet that is now used by fire fighters. Another one of his inventions was the “trucker’s friend” which he exclusively licensed to Innovation Factory. Gys was an amazing man who had an amazing life. He made a difference in the lives of many others through his selfless acts of rescue during WWII and through Gys van Beek with his inventions. “Trucker’s Friend.”
Caldwell’s Stock Trail Road: From Roaming To Rendering Article & photo by Madeline Buckendorf
Before Caldwell’s Night Light Parade starts, floats and other entries will line up near 21st Avenue on Stock Trail Road. Where did that name come from? Few people know about why this road was built and how it was used. Its name has ties with a federal public works program (WPA) during the Great Depression, meat production in Caldwell, and the closing of most of Idaho’s “open range” in 1935. When the national Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established in 1935, nearly five billion dollars were poured into public works programs that would provide unemployment relief during the Great Depression. The town of Caldwell benefited from several WPA construction projects. Besides replacement of several decayed wooden bridges over Indian Creek, improvements were made to the city’s water, sewer, drainage and irrigation systems. Caldwell’s municipal golf course was constructed in 1937-1938 and enhancements to Memorial Park were made. In 1940, construction of four prominent buildings in the city began with pre-WPA and WPA funding: Kirkpatrick Gym (the present-day McCain Center) and Covell Hall on the College of Idaho campus, and Van Buren and Lincoln elementary schools. Federal funds were also used to solve a new problem for stock raisers and promote Caldwell’s meat production industry. The Taylor Grazing Act was passed in 1934, creating grazing districts with fenced boundaries. Stockmen had to go through a
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permitting system that allowed only a certain number of livestock to forage in each district. The grazing districts were under the supervision of the Department of the Interior and the General Land
Office (later renamed the BLM). Stock trails were developed in order to herd animals to local stockyards and railroad lines. In 1935, several local businessmen took advantage of WPA funds to aid the livestock industry. They may have been aided by the fact Caldwell lawyer Theodore A. Walters was named the Assistant Secretary to the Department of the Interior. In September, an allotment of approximately $202,000 of WPA funds had been given to Idaho. One of the Canyon County allotments was $4,000 for the construction of a stock trail from Caldwell’s north city limits to the Union Stock Yards. John W. Smeed owned the stockyards and was part owner of the adjacent meat processing plant. The plant was known as Idaho Meat Producers, Inc., founded in 1932. Its major stockholders (besides Smeed) included H. G. Peckham of Wilder and Caldwell residents
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Emil Kable and L. W. Botkin, WPA funding of Caldwell’s stock trail soon received national attention, though not in a positive way. The Republican New York Sun newspaper carried a daily column entitled “ To d a y ’ s Boondoggle,” aimed at exposing what it considered wasteful public spending on various local and statewide projects. In early 1936, Caldwell’s stock trail project came under fire in the column. There was no corresponding ripple of criticism in Idaho, and the local newspaper made no mention of the Sun’s article. In 1937, approximately 50 WPA workers helped construct a new meat processing and rendering plant, which was erected on Chicago Street west of the stockyards. The reinforced concrete and brick building cost approximately $100,000, with the McNeel Lumber Company acting as the local subcontractor. The Caldwell News Tribune described the new plant as the final piece completing Caldwell’s “Farm Market.” This building was later demolished, and the Caldwell Irrigation Lateral District building took its place. In recent years, the area near 21st Avenue and the Stock Trail road was named “Farm City,” a nod to its historic agricultural roots.
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Steve Fultz also presented members of DL Evans Bank with a Chamber’s “Business of the Month Award” for November. Accepting the plaque were Jim Thomssen (Caldwell’s Vice President Branch Manager), J. V. Evans III (Executive Vice President) and Karlin Johnson (Commercial Loan Officer)
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We didn’t have any real travel plans at the beginning of the year . We figured we might get out a few times with our travel trailer but that was about it. We like to camp. When I say “camp,” I don’t mean sleeping on the ground, in a sleeping bag, in a tent. We’re at the age when our definition of “camping” is a trailer with an air conditioner, furnace, bed, toilet and hot and cold running water. My time in the military removed any romance sleeping on the ground might have held. We have had a basic travel trailer for several years but figured we might get something more sophisticated someday. We were limited in our choices, however, because we had a half-ton pickup. We toyed with the idea of getting a three-quarterton pickup -- maybe a diesel -- but we faced several obstacles: A new diesel pickup costs more than four of the five homes we have owned, so the truck would have to be used. We wanted the truck to be twowheel, not four-wheel drive. Two-wheel-drive diesels are rare animals – especially in Idaho. The truck also needed to have four doors. Finally, the truck had to be short enough to fit in our garage. One day while surfing the Web, I stumbled across what appeared to be the perfect truck. The only problem was it was on a used car lot outside of Sacramento. Two days later we loaded up our trailer, the dog and the cat, and set forth on a hastily-planned trip to California. After getting the new truck and leaving the old
one at the lot, we spent a few days camping in the Lake Tahoe area. On the trip home, we got 33 percent better mileage pulling the trailer than we ever got from our previous pickup and it fit in our garage with about a foot to spare. We planned to take our time to look for a different trailer, but a couple of weeks later, I spotted a nice used fifth-wheel trailer in Hermiston, Oregon on Craig’s List. We jumped in the truck that same day and made the 230 mile trip to Hermiston. That’s one of the advantages of being retired. We made a deal, but since we didn’t have a proper hitch, we had to drive back to Idaho without the trailer. The next day I put our travel trailer on Craig’s List and three days later we sold it. Two days later, with a hitch installed, we made the 460 mile round trip again to Hermiston to get the “new-to-us” trailer. A week after getting the new trailer home, we decided we should get in a camping trip to check it out before winter arrived. We headed off for Joseph, Oregon and Wallowa Lake, completing the 420 mile roundtrip the following Friday. So, in less than six-weeks, we changed trailers and pickups and traveled nearly 2,000 miles in four states. Sara thinks it would have been cheaper if we had made plans at the beginning of the year. She says being spontaneous costs too much.
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Chamber Director Theresa Hardin presented Jeffrey Stoker with the Chamber’s “Newest Business Award.” Jeffrey is the owner Steve Fultz presented David Hughes of Home Helpers, a (Controller) of Team Mazda ( a new and business that offers used Mazda and Subaru team dealership compassionate inin Caldwell) with a “Business of the Month home care assistance Award “ for November in Canyon, Owyhee and Gem Counties.
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John Clemenger, President of Caldwell Lions Club presented Megan Ellis, President of Canyon County Festival of Trees, with a check for $3,000.00 to support Canyon County’s Meals on Wheels program during a November Lions Club meeting.
GOT A SPECIAL DELIVERY? Connecting Businesses & Community By Leora Summers, Editor
The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce is a great tool for connecting our business community and letting folks know what’s new in town. When our community becomes aware of our businesses (new and established) it spurs on excitement and the growth of more new businesses. The Chamber provides many different opportunities for businesses to develop and grow. There are 350 businesses and organizations that make up the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce membership. For more information call (208) 459-7493 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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L to R: Gerri Schoonderwoerd, Loni Trude (behind Gerri), Unknown Chamber Member, Amanda Torres (AF Administrative Assistant), Melenie Stone (AF Farm Ranch Specialist), Tim Harris (Personal Lines Specialist), Lisa Harris (Tim’s wife), Kyson & Jacoby (Harris’s children in front of them), Dwayne Ellis (AF Owner/Agent), Heather Ellis, Abby Ellis(in front of Heather-daughter), Robert Deacon, Chris Batt and Terrence Biggers. Those not designated with a title are Caldwell Chamber Ambassadors.
The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Reopening of American Family Insurance (704 Dearborn, Caldwell) on October 29th. American Family Insurance is a full service insurance agency providing coverage for homes, businesses, autos, life and more. It is the largest American Family Insurance Company in the state of Idaho. The thing that makes this Caldwell branch so unique is that they have enough staff to be proud to be able to say that they always have someone personally able to answer your calls, unlike many other companies. So give it a try and call them at (208) 424-0864.
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Life has a way of ignoring our plans and handing us a setback now and again. That happened to me and is why this column is considerably shorter this month. I was recently informed my kidney cancer had metastasized and was in my
pancreas. Subsequently, it and my spleen had to be removed. I’m recovering from that surgery and learning how to be a diabetic currently. Thank-you to all the people that have responded to our situation with amazing kindness and generosity, you have defined what it means to be a friend. You, along with our family and
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our church family continue to support us and are our life foundation, my humble thankyou pales in comparison to the value extended to my family and me. This column will return next month and for the foreseeable future. I’m looking forward reengaging with you on thoughts and ideas for the future!
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Copper Café Opens In Caldwell
By Leora Summers, Editor
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A “Ribbon Cutting” ceremony was held by the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce on October 28th to welcome Caldwell’s Copper Café into Caldwell’s business community. It is located at 1906 Fairview Ave, Suite 450, and is in the West Valley Medical Complex on the 4th floor. It is beautiful and has a touch of class and elegance with lots of windows, a fireplace and copper accents throughout the café. It is open from 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. and serves espresso, pastries, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, soups and a variety of beverages. Make a trip up there and check it out for yourself. You will be pleasantly surprised. They also cater and make free order deliveries for places within a three mile radius of their business. Try them!
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On November 3rd a special ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce to welcome Caldwell’s newest urgent care center, Caldwell Immediate Care, to our community. It is located at 2523 S. 10th Ave., #103. They first opened their doors for business on September 28th.. Dr. Travis Page had been a part of Caldwell’s medical community earlier for a 10 year stretch, beginning as a resident in Caldwell’s Rural Track Training Program for family physicians. He enjoyed his time in Caldwell and wanted to return. Jonathan Pittard studied under Dr. Page in Twin Falls and desired to eventually “come home” to live and work in the community where he grew up and had family roots. Jonathan had invested in the urgent care practice in which he worked in Twin Falls and saw Caldwell as an opportunity to do something he loved and come
home. Jeremy Willes, another physician assistant in the Twin Falls urgent care group decided to join Jonathan in this venture. Mark Pittard joined his brother, Jonathan, in the new Caldwell Immediate Care group as their Business Development and Marketing associate. Then with Dr. Travis Page and everyone on board, the new urgent care center came to fruition. The mission of Caldwell Immediate Care is to provide convenient and affordable care where patients can be seen with no appointments. They keep their prices affordable so patients are motivated to come in to be treated before their problems become more serious. The clinic is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (208) 459-7788 or check out their website at: caldwellcic.com.
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YOTE FOOTBALL – OUT WITH A BANG!
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It couldn’t have been any more exciting! On November 14th, the Yotes won their last football game of their second season against Carroll College, 35-21. It was a beautiful day and also senior day for the 14 seniors who will be graduating this school year. Fans, family and friends honored them prior to the game. These seniors are the first group of football players to graduate from the College Idaho after 37 years of no program before football was reinstated a year ago. The season ended with a 4-7 win season, the same as last year, but the big difference is that they ended the season on a win against Carroll College, a seasoned team and had other good wins against Northern Lights, Rocky Mountain, Eastern Oregon and some very close encounters with others. TJ Gordon making the last touchdown of his football career at the College of Idaho. The team certainly went out with a BANG! Congratulations to them and thank you C of I for bringing a college home team back to our community.
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WOO-HOO! C of I Wins Mayor’s Cup! By Leora Summers, Editor
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The final score was Yotes-75 to Crusaders-71. WOO-HOO! This is the biggest rival game of the season. The Mayor’s Cup, in our own house, at the C of I Athletic Center on November 24th. This was an especially sweet win after the loss to the NNU Crusaders (100-96) in overtime a couple of weeks before during Nampa’s Mayor’s Cup. The rivalry lives on! With football off our radar, tune in to the C of I’s basketball season with Coach Garson! Thanks for keeping us excited! Back-to-Back win for the Yotes for the 2014 and 2015 Mayor’s Cup games. Mayor Garret Nancolas surrounded by Coach Garson and Yote team after the big win!
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Wyant Continued from page 1 him mentor me along the way.” We are looking forward to Frank’s confirmation. Frank is such a well-rounded individual with his feet on the ground and a good head on his shoulders. He definitely has our “nod” at the Caldwell Perspective.
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Based on a “Tuscan Vegetable Soup” recipe featured on The Food Network website, submitted by Ellie Krieger, 2007.
12 oz. leftover cooked chicken, or 1-2 boneless chicken breasts 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ large onion, diced (about 1 cup) 2 carrots, diced (1/2 cup) 2 stalks celery, diced, (about 1/2 cup) 1 small zucchini, diced (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon dried sage ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 32 ounces low-sodium chicken broth 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes 2 cups chopped baby spinach leaves 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan, optional
In a small bowl mash half of the beans with a masher or the back of a spoon, and set aside. Cut up cooked chicken, or cut up uncooked chicken breasts and sauté until cooked through. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over mediumhigh heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, garlic, thyme, sage, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and cook stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add the broth and tomatoes with the juice and bring to a boil. Add the chicken pieces, mashed and whole beans and cook 3-5 minutes more. Add the spinach leaves last; mix them into the soup after pot is pulled off the burner; cover pot for 1 minute. Serve topped with Parmesan, if desired. Small white or Great Northern beans can be substituted for cannellini beans. This can be a vegetarian dish if the chicken is left out, or a vegan dish if vegetable stock is used and the chicken and Parmesan cheese are omitted. Editor’s Note: This is a great comfort food during the cold season. It is great paired with corn bread and honey.
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CAUGHT IN THE ACT
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L to R: Leslie Gibbens (‘67), Ron Owen (‘65), Dan Cain (‘65), Rick Wade (‘69), Dennis Vitek (‘65), Robert Norland (‘66), Daniel Bow (‘66), Randy Hoadley (‘68), Bill Noyes (‘65), Bob Russell (‘65), Dick Barnes (‘65), Larry Raganit (‘66), Wilton Freeman (‘62), Ken Good (‘65), Wally Butler (‘65), John Bennett (‘65).
Remember the movie, “The Breakfast Club?” These people could possibly be the original group of those kids. These members of Caldwell High School classes, 1962-69, were caught meeting at the Sage Café. They meet there every Tuesday for breakfast and tall tales.
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Washington Elementary Students Sing for the Harvest
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On November 19, 2015, friends and families of Washington Elementary School students were treated to a celebration of the harvest. Deborah Wynkoop, Washington music teacher, combined students from first, second and third grades to present songs and dances about the fall harvest. Everything from rutabagas to parsnips were honored in the performance! Thank you to Ms. Wynkoop, Washington students and to the families that were able to come and support their children. It was a tremendous performance!
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Students at Washington Elementary School held a week-long food drive to collect canned food donations for families in need. During this week, our students collected and donated a total of 1,677 cans of food. Our community partners, Dr. Lauren Short from Clocktower Orthodontics, promised a pizza party to the class who collected the most cans of food. Congratulations to Mrs. Angel’s 4th graders, who won the pizza party by donating 257 cans of food on behalf of Washington Elementary.
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Caldwell Rotary Club Delivers Books
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Jerry Bauman, Milon and Joyce McDaniel, and Chuck McHugh were delivering brand new chapter books to second graders during Rotary’s 2nd grade reading project. Over the course of November through January, about 1,400 books will be presented individually to that many students in 18 area second grades in Owyhee and Canyon Counties as a part of Rotary’s commitment to literacy. This project falls on the heels of completion of the dictionary project where Rotary delivered about 1,400 dictionaries to 3rd grade students in those same schools.
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Caldwell Lions Jeffrey Jensen and Dave Moore presented a big Lion’s check for $500 to Eric Bullock, Executive Director of the Caldwell Family YMCA, for their Caldwell Youth for Healthy Living & Social Responsibility program.
SERVICE CLUBS & MEETING INFO Caldwell Rotary Club Wed, Noon, Kaley Wellness Center Corner of Logan/So. 10th Contact: 459-1344 Canyon Sunrise Rotary Club Thurs, 7:00 AM Karcher Estates (thru gate in Karcher Mall S. parking lot) Contact: Brent @ 466-4181
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Caldwell Eagles Lodge 7th & 21st of October & 4th of November 815 Arthur Street Contact: 615-0804 Caldwell Exchange Club Tue, Noon, Stewarts Bar & Grill 2805 Blaine Street Contact: 455-4534 Caldwell Elks Lodge 1st, 2nd, 3rd Thurs, of the month, 7 PM, 1015 N. Kimball Contact: 454-1448
Caldwell Optimist Club Wed, Noon (except last Wed of month) Last Tues of Month, Dinner Meeting, TBD Sunrise Family Restaurant 2601 Cleveland Blvd Contact: 459-2576 Caldwell Soroptimist Club 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thurs. of Month Noon Caldwell Elks Lodge #1448 1015 N. Kimball Contact: Ginny @ 459-0021 Native Daughters of Idaho 3rd Tues. of the Month Noon-Potluck Faith Lutheran Church on Montana Avenue Contact: Leta 459-8866 Scottish American Society of Canyon County 3rd Tues. of the Month 7 PM McCain Hall, C of I Bring a covered dish Contact: Lorene Oates 863-4672
Caldwell Eagles Lodge 11th day of November 7 PM 2nd of the December 7 PM 815 Arthur Street 208-454-8054 Caldwell Kiwanis Club Thurs, Noon Kaley Wellness Center Corner of Logan/So. 10th Contact: 459-6102 Caldwell Lions Club Wed, Noon Golden Palace Restaurant 703 Main Street Contact: 459-3629 Raise Your Voice Toastmasters Club Monday, 6:30 PM Caldwell Airport, 4814 E. Linden Mitchel.Bethel@gmail.com Toastmasters.org
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The “Caldwell Public Library Page-Turners” thank the community for their support which made it possible for us to apply for a 501(c)(3) IRS status which enabled us to successfully request and receive a $10,000 grant from the Troxell Fund for children’s books. If you are interested in becoming a “Caldwell Public Library PageTurner,” membership forms are available at the front desk at the Caldwell Public Library (1010 Dearborn, Caldwell). We meet the first Monday of each month in the Idaho Room at the Caldwell Library at 3:30 PM. You are welcome to join us.
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