December 2017 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho

Edition Thirty-Six


December 2017

First Repsonders Celebrated!

Operation Fallen Soldier Snowflakes

International Thanksgiving in Caldwell

Corbin Maxey to Visit Caldwell

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Caldwell Police Department Annual Shop With A Cop

Local Man is Thankful for Survival After Horrific Fall and Community Support by Mindy Scott, Caldwell Perspective editor

Saturday November 18th, 2007 started out like a normal Saturday as Delwyne Trefz was working on what he enjoys doing; building. He was building the second phase of his tree house when unexpectedly he fell from over 20 feet. He was alone outside at the time and a guest who was visiting with his wife saw him out of the living room window. His wife rushed outside to see if he was okay. Delwyne was in a tremendous amount of pain, but was able to communicate the need to get help. His wife came inside and passed on the information he gave. Another guest of their house dialed 911. Neighbors were notified and came immediately and began praying for Delwyne as they anticipated the arrival of first responders. A few minutes felt like eternity, however first responders were on the scene in minutes. The EMts and fire department helped safely get him onto a board and into the

ambulance. They transported him to St Alphonsus in Boise for further help. Delwyne and Colleen are extremely grateful for the speedy reply of their 911 call. The professionals remained calm and handled the situation well. Without them it would have been nearly impossible to transport Delwyne. This is a giant thank you to all who work in our community on the

911 team, paramedics, fire, and police. You make our community great! After a 4 day stay in the hospital, Delwyne was remarkably released to continue healing at home. He survived a concussion and many broken bones in his back and ribs. Many thanks to everyone who has been praying for them and thinking of them this holiday season.

shopping carts with wish list items for their families. Volunteers from the College of Idaho Women’s Softball team wrapped up all the shoppers purchased items so that each child had packages ready to take home & put under their Christmas trees. Big smiles & lots of excitement were present, lots of memories made, & new friendships were formed between younger members of our community. We would also like to recognize & thank our very generous sponsors who help make this event possible. Caldwell Night Rodeo (CNR), Mr. V’s Restaurant, Walmart Super Center & Canyon County Fraternal order of Police lodge #29. We look forward to this event every year & want our community to know how much we appreciate their continued support!

Indian Creek Lights Shining Bright!

by Leora Summers

photo by Leora Summers

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The 4th annual Caldwell Police Department’s Shop with a Cop event took place Saturday December 2nd. Seventeen local children were picked by their school counselors to participate. Each child received a gift card that day to shop for members of their immediate family for the Holidays. There was a breakfast held at Mr. V’s restaurant prior to their shopping trip where the children met up & enjoyed breakfast with their officer. Santa also made an appearance to give our shoppers a surprise gift of their very own and started the event out right! Following breakfast the children and their officers participated in a procession with lights & Sirens to the Caldwell Walmart Super Center. The Shoppers then spent the morning filling their

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Dragon display in the Creek! “Drag” your friends “on” down to enjoy the lights!

For a great time with family and friends, take them downtown to see the light displays along Indian Creek. There are over 600,000 lights and they will remain lit through January 15th! They are truly amazing and take second to none anywhere else in the valley or state for that matter.

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Every Monday 9 AM, Exercise Class 10 AM, Fit and Fall 1 PM, Line 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

Fit and Fallproof Class: M-W-F, 9:30-10:30 AM: Caldwell Free Methodist Church, 3320 S. Montana, Contact Judi: (208) 880-9855. December 5 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Library. 7 PM: Crochet for Beginners, Library. December 6 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Library 4:30 PM: Hour of Code, Library. 7 PM: Coloring Club, Library. December 7 4 PM: Teen Thursday, Library. 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Library. 4 PM: Computer Clinic, Library. 6:30 PM: Library Board Meeting. December 8 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library. December 9 2 PM: Pokemon Club, Library. December 11 10:30 AM: Baby N’ Me, Library.

December 11 (continued) 11 AM: Baby N’ Me, Library. 4:30 PM: Gaming Mondays, Library. 6:30 PM: Vietnam War Film & Discussion, Library. 7 PM: URA Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. December 12 10:30 AM: Baby Me, Library. 11 AM: Baby & Me, Library. 12-8 PM: Huston Vineyards Christmas Open House. 2 PM: Homeschool Book Club, Library. 7 PM: Make it! Club, Library. 6 PM: Vallivue School District Board Meeting. 6:30 PM: Disabled American Veterans Christmas Party, Train Depot, 701 Main St., Holiday Potluck. Bring side dish or dessert. Friends & Family welcome. White elephant gift exchange $5 limit if you would like to participate. December 13 4 PM: Local Author Meet & Greet, Library. 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club Dinner, 6 PMMeeting, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S. 21st Ave., Ray (208) 697-1357. 6:30-9 PM: Historic Preservation Commission, Library. December 14 2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read, Library. 4 PM: Teen Thursday, Library. 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Library. 6 PM: Kid’s Cook with Books, Roberts Rec., 504 Grant St., “Gingerbread For Liberty” by Mara Radcliff, 208-455-3060.

Calendar of Events December 14 (continued) 7 PM: Southwestern Idaho Birder’s Association presents speaker, Corbin Maxey at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/ Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). Public Invited. December 15 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library. 5:30 PM: Yote Womens Basketball vs. Corbon, C of I. 7:30 PM: Yote Mens Basketball vs. Corbon, C of I. December 16 5:30 PM: Yote Womens Basketball vs. Northwest Christian, C of I. 7:30 PM: Yote Mens Basketball vs. Northwest Christian, C of I. December 18 10:30 AM: Baby N’ Me, Library. 11 AM: Baby N’ Me, Library. 4:30 PM: Gaming Mondays, Library. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Comm. Rm. 7:30 PM: Centennial Band Concert, Jewett Auditorium, $5 at the door, kids 6 and under are FREE. December 19 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Library. 7 PM: Crochet for Beginners, Library. December 20 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Library. 4:30 PM: Afterschool Fun:Cards, Library. December 21 Winter Solstice 4 PM: Teen Thursday, Library.

December 2017 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Library. December 22 ALL DAY: Mens’ Basketball League registration deadline, 208-455-3060. 12/22-1/5: Vallivue School District Christmas Break. 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library. December 25

12/25-12/29: Caldwell School District Christmas Break.

December 28 2 PM: 2018 Blessing Box Craft, Library. December 29

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Chamber activity and participation has a positive effect on our community, quality of life, economic development, and many other elements. If you are interested in getting involved in the Caldwell Chamber or want to make a difference in our community, the Chamber offers several volunteer committees for you to take part on.

EVERY MONDAY: 5:15 p.m. Meet Me Mondays, Stewarts Bar & Grill December 4: 12 p.m. Transportation Committee, Stewarts Bar & Grill December 5: 1:30 p.m. Education Committee, Hendren Conf. Rm., C of I December 6: 11:45 a.m. Agri-Business Committee, Stewarts Bar & Grill December 7: 4:30 p.m. Business After Hours, West Valley Medical Ctr. 1906 Fairview Ave., Suite 440 December 8: Travel & Tourism Committee, Chamber office December 12: 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Noonbreak Luncheon, Simplot Dining Hall, C of I December 13: 8 a.m. Coffee Connect, Deerflat Church, 17703 Beet Rd. December 21: 12 p.m. Gov’t Affairs Committee, Golden Dragon January 2: 1:30 p.m. Education Committee, Hendren Conf. Rm., C of I Please plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak Luncheon, Dec. 12th at 11:15 a.m., Simplot Dining Hall, C of I. Our Idaho State Representatives repond to the questions from the legislative agenda. RSVP is required, cost is $20, 208-459-7493.

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Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, Inc 2018 Legislative Session Agenda Excerpt from agenda. Please attend the Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak luncheon December 12th, 11:15 a.m. at the Simplot Dining Hall, on the College of Idaho campus for discussion. Call the Chamber to RSVP.

The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce and its members have identified the following issues as those of concern. We urge the Idaho State Legislature to act with regards to these issues in a fashion that promotes and sustains Idaho’s business community. It is our belief that the primary goal of the 2018 Idaho Legislature should be JOB CREATION. I N T E R S TAT E - 8 4 : T h e expansion of I-84 between Nampa and Caldwell remains a top priority for Caldwell and the entire Treasure Valley. As a matter of public safety, we strongly encourage the legislature and ITD to continue to seek funding to improve I-84 in Canyon County. According to COMPASS, between 2008 and 2015 there were a total of 950 crashes between Franklin Blvd. in Nampa and Centennial Way in Caldwell. This is an annual average of 118.75 crashes per year. We applaud the Idaho Legislature and the Idaho Transportation Board (ITD) for providing funding to widen I-84 from the Franklin Blvd. interchange to the Karcher Road in Nampa, as well as ITD’s action to fund an environmental study on I-84 from the Karcher Road interchange to the City of Caldwell, to prepare for future widening. However, these projects are only a start. H I G H WAY- 5 5 : W i d e n i n g State Highway 55, between the Snake River and the City of Nampa, is the fourth priority in the Communities in Motion 2040 transportation plan, but remains unfunded. An environmental study must be completed before widening can be completed. EDUCATION: Publicly funded education in Idaho should anticipate workforce needs and prepare students for employment with marketable skills. We believe that the maintenance of a comprehensive system of education is essential to economic development efforts throughout the State, and specifically support access to student development opportunities, private/public partnerships, consolidation of services and equitable funding alternatives that promote local control and frugality but do not increase the financial burden on local communities. LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX/ INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM ELECTIONS: We believe in local control with political power centralized in the cities and counties. As a

result, the Chamber supports the availability of local option sales tax. If local voters want to impose a sales tax on themselves then they should have that right. MORE DOCTORS FOR OUR COMMUNITIES:Idaho ranks 49th in the United States for the number of physicians per 100,000 people, 46th in the U.S. for primary care physicians per 100,000 people and 49th in the U.S. for the number of resident physicians per 100,000. This physician shortage is particularly problematic in rural areas. In t1he Southwest Region of Idaho, there were only 35.6 primary care physicians per 100,000 residents. The chamber supports legislative initiatives which provide for incentives designed to attract residency training opportunities and additional physicians to practice in Idaho. HEALTH CARE:Healthcare costs continue to climb, which poses fiscal challenges for individuals and families as well as business owners who provide healthcare coverage for their employees. It is estimated that 22.6% of the Southwest Region’s population lacks coverage. To reverse these trends, the chamber supports two efforts: transform healthcare in Idaho from a fee for service system to a value, outcome based system. And an Idaho designed program to provide health insurance coverage to individuals and families whose incomes are between 0% and 100% of the federal poverty. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH:The Caldwell Chambers supports crisis center funding for Region 3 (Adams, Canyon, Gem, Payette, Owyhee and Washington counties). Overutilization of hospital care due to behavioral health issues represents a financial burden to hospitals, tax-payers and commercial payers due to the expense of emergency care and related court system costs. In addition, law enforcement, EMS, and medical providers must utilize valuable and limited resources to stabilize, transport, and process patients in crisis. A crisis center in Region 3 would provide a more appropriate and less expensive care option. 2018 POSITION STATEMENT ON AGRIBUSINESS ISSUES GENERAL STATEMENT:The Caldwell & Nampa Chambers

of Commerce recognize that diversified agriculture is one of the major components of the economy of Canyon County, the State of Idaho, and the U.S. and therefore should be assisted to function in an atmosphere that enables it to compete profitably in worldwide markets. WATER RIGHTS: Water is a critical resource and is of primary economic importance and value to agriculture. We support due process in any allocation, control, or transfer of any water used for agricultural purposes under current water rights. Preservation of water and its associated infrastructure is essential. A G R I C U LT U R A L EDUCATION: The average age of farmers and others in the agribusiness sector that service agricultural needs is steadily increasing and many of them are going to retire in the near future. Currently we do not have enough of the younger generation choosing the agricultural industry as a career to fill these positions. Agricultural education in our high schools and middle schools is critical to meet these demands in the future. CROP PRODUCTION: Canyon County is a highly specialized diversified agricultural production area with numerous seed crops being produced for national and worldwide markets. We support continued research efforts to enhance the economic base and provide for future needs. We particularly support continued funding of the Parma Research Station, it provides both useful data for existing crops and is looking for economically viable alternative crops that fit our soils and climate. LAND USE PLANNING: Land use planning should be used as a vehicle to ensure that agricultural practices will remain viable in the area. Residential growth should develop from the city limits outward for efficient use of city and county services with the costs associated with that development being born by the developer. Agriculture is under intense scrutiny due to environmental concerns. Planning needs to account for environmental concerns, based on sound scientific data and streamlining environmental impact studies to eliminate excessive costs and time delays.

Helio Chroninger is fighting for his life. Following a terminal diagnosis for AdrenoLuekoDystrophy or A.L.D.. The 10 year old and his family are joining together with local vendors in support of his efforts. They are having a Makers boutique market and benefit raffle December 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (to help with medical and travel expenses) at Sergeants Fitness 523 Main

St., Caldwell. Join them for live music, the benefit raffle, and over 20 vendors providing a myriad of quality products. There will be face painting, food, and gym tours as well. Enjoy the day and then take your family for a walk to enjoy the beautiful Indian Creek lights. Here is the Facebook event.

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Caldwell Basque Charities Celebrate 50th Year

Caldwell Ranked No. 13 on Safest City in Idaho Report

Using a variety of data sources to combine multiple data points, published their 2017 Safest Cities in the US, as well as the top 25 safest cities by state. In Idaho, which has a very low crime rate overall, Caldwell made the No. 13 spot, highlighting a significant drop in both violent crime and property crime trends. Mayor Garret Nancolas couldn’t be more pleased, and points to the collaboration between community agencies, school boards, an outstanding police force, and community policing programs as the source of Caldwell’s increasing safety ratings: “This is a tribute to the tremendous professionalism and commitment on the part of our Police Department, and the entire Caldwell community to make our city a safe place to live, work and

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play. The credit goes to the teachers and counselors at our schools, the organizations and agencies that offer family and after-school programs, the neighborhoods that communicate with each other through the Next Door social network, and every individual that refuses to turn a blind eye to criminal activity.” Police Chief Frank Wyant echoes this view: “If we want to drive down crime, we need to be in relationship with our community. Partnerships and community involvement make us who we are as a community. Incredible Caldwell Police Department employees, community leaders, students, school districts, colleges, hospitals, the YMCA, all the local businesses and organizations working together with the same desire.”

The Caldwell Basque Charities are kicking off their giving season again! This season marks the 50th year in the community for this group of volunteers. The group had a booth on the parade route during The Treasure Valley Night Light Parade at the Christmas Tree, giving out 1000 Chorizos. On Dec 14th, Caldwell Basque Charities will team up with The Albertson’s store at 2500 Blaine St. and distribute $15K worth of meat products out to the predetermined locations in the Nampa, Melba, Caldwell, Parma, Marsing, and Homedale areas. The Caldwell Basque Dance is the charity’s annual fundraiser to gather funds that are distributed back to the communities through the meat and food drives, assisting individual families with needs, and assisting the local school districts with needs for their

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Dancers from the 2017 Basque Festival.

students through the distribution of coats, backpacks, essential clothing and goods and shoes. January 20, 2018 will be the groups 50th dance, and to mark the celebration, they are planning on celebrating those who have been involved over the years with a great Basque Meal, a variety of Basque Sports,

dancing and entertainment, as well as the live, silent and lamb auctions, and dance. If you would like more info please contact the group through facebook at www.facebook. com/CaldwellBasqueCharities or call 208-830-9149 and leave a message with Gina Dowen.

Dinner to Celebrate First Responders

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Hermosa Chapter #32 from Caldwell hosted a First Responders dinner for the local Police, Firefighters, Paramedics and Dispatchers on Saturday October 28, 2017. It was free to first responders as a thank you for what they do to protect us and the community. There were over 60 served. Some were able to attend in person at the Caldwell Masonic Lodge and others had their food brought to them at work. Each first responder who attended received a small token of appreciation.

The Order of the Eastern Star is Masonic-related fraternity of women and men dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness. The members aid, comfort and protect each other by sharing the joys and sorrows of life. The rewards of membership are many as the members work and play together in love and charity and become life-long friends, sisters and brothers. Anyone wanting additional information may contact Pam Schill at 208275-9108 or Mary Jane Muncy 208-724-1911.

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December 7, 2017 • 1 & 6 PM • Jewett Auditorium Adults: $20, $15, $12 Students: $12, $10, $8

All the wonders of the Nutcracker in a small shell. This one-hour show features all of Act 1 and selected dances from Act 2. Bring the entire family!

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December 5, 2017 • 5:30 PM • Langroise Recital Hall December 6, 2017 • 5:30 PM • Langroise Recital Hall December 7, 2017 • 11:30 AM, 2 PM, 4:30 PM & 7 PM

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Indian Creek Plaza Welcomes a Familiar Face to their Team

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On November 13th, 2017, Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell, ID welcomed Melissa Nodzu to their team. Melissa, who is known for some of the most imaginative community experiences in the state, will serve as their new Director of Events. As such, she is set to oversee an average of 250+ programs and events annually in their 57,000-square-foot outdoor plaza. “We are incredibly fortunate to have Melissa with us!” said Wisti Rosenthal, Executive Director of Destination Caldwell/Indian Creek Plaza. “She is very well known throughout the Treasure Valley for all the initiatives she has taken on, many of which have been life changing efforts.” Nodzu was the Market Director for the Capital City Public Market and has co-crafted independent experiences and worked in conjunction with celebrations such as Taste & Craft, Boise Blizzard, Meridian Dairy Days, Onward Shay Marathon Expo, Eagle Saturday Market, and Art4Art Idaho. She has extensive experience managing all aspects of large scale event development that includes operations, logistics, recruitment, marketing & promotions, financial management and regulatory compliance. As a 10-year veteran vendor herself with her former company Zucru Creations LLC, she is familiar with all aspects of what it takes to facilitate a successful event. At Indian Creek Plaza, Nodzu will not only oversee event and vendor operations, she will also govern the ice rink/ribbon Skate Shop and facilitate volunteer enrichment. “Community

engagement ignites me and excites me. Knowing the people, feeling the heartbeat and rhythm of what makes this place unique invigorates me,” added Nodzu. Destination Caldwell’s overall mission and promise is to position Caldwell as Idaho’s premier gathering place with its keystone project being the Indian Creek Plaza. “We have numerous events in the works that will not only enrich Caldwell, but will showcase it as THE destination spot in Idaho,” said Nodzu. She added the community is getting excited for the upcoming wine tastings, outdoor concerts, festivals, farmto-fork events, boutique artisans and unique experiences. Nodzu, who has been in the Treasure Valley for 26 years, graduated from Boise State University with a BFA in Visual Arts-Photography and additionally has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She has deep Idaho roots and is married to another Idaho native; together they have one son. “I am grateful for this opportunity to be a part of nurturing the heart (community) of Caldwell,” added Nodzu. “I am excited to learn more about this area and being connected.” Construction for the plaza is underway and expected to be completed late Spring 2018. If you would like to consider hosting your event at Indian Creek Plaza, please contact Melissa Nodzu at 208-649-5010 or Melissa@indiancreekplaza. com.

Saint Alphonsus Brings Healthcare to Farmway Village

by Leora Summers

On November 3rd, the Saint Alphonsus Mobile Health Clinic showed up at Farmway Village in Caldwell to provide a great opportunity for residents of the Village to experience health screenings and services they may not normally have had access to before. The focus for the free medical clinic was on diabetes, which is a growing problem today. The screenings began with NNU nursing students taking blood pressures, heart rates, weight-to-height ratios. ISU pharmacy students measured blood glucose, cholesterol and SWDH took A1C levels. Nutrition information was available through the U of I Extension group. Legal services and screenings for HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis were available through the Center for Community and Justice and flu shots were given through Saint Alphonsus. Those needing further medical evaluations or help

were sent to the volunteer physicians to see what their next step should be for follow up treatment. Dental screenings and services were provided by Terry Reilly Health Clinic and those who needed further treatments were then helped by arranging appointments at a later date with further dental services provided by the Terry Reilly Clinics. Other screenings made available were hearing and vision exams by the Community Council of Idaho and mammograms through Saint Alphonsus for women ages 40 and older who had never had one before. Family Eyecare Associates provided free retinal eye screening to check for diabetes and disease. The Idaho Department of Labor was there offering information regarding job training opportunities and “how to write a resume” and free programs to obtain a

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Give “The Gift of Life”: Donate Blood on December 22nd

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Give the “gift of life” for a bowl of that great West Valley Medical Center’s famous stew! This year’s goal is 75 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. David Johnson Memorial Blood Drive Friday, December 22nd, 9 AM-2PM Church of Christ, Corner of South 10th/Ustick Call Carole at (208) 459-1423 to make an appt. This annual Christmas 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,

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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 did not survive and ever since then, Caldwell Rotary Club has joined with the Red Cross to have this annual blood drawing. This year it is on December 22nd, not only to honor David Johnson, but also to bring attention to the increased need for blood during the holiday season.

GED. The day was very successful with 164 people attending with 84 of them receiving flu shots, with 13 women receiving mammograms and with 84 food boxes going home with folks. All in all, this was a very comprehensive effort with the partnering of many agencies to provide a day of health services and awareness of opportunities to a group of folks who could really benefit from them and may not yet have had this opportunity. The next free medical clinic will be held on December 2nd at the Wilder Fire Station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Anita Bergquist (Heart and Home Volunteer Coordinator), Dan and June Pugmire (Idaho Veterans Garden), Dianne Paynter (Heart and Home Nurse) and Marshall Johnson (Heart and Home Executive Director) met out at the Garden on November 3rd for a check presentation of $380 to the Idaho Veterans Garden from Heart and Home Hospice and Palliative Care.


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Seven years ago Melissa Volker’s son, Tanner, passed away and she wanted to create an event to honor not only Tanner, but all the area Gold Star families and their fallen soldiers in a positive way. This year with the help of family, friends and Dan Pugmire, this memorial event, “Operation Fallen Soldier Snowflakes” was created. If you wish to participate, you can create weather resistant snowflakes and mail them to Melissa Volkers,21776 Peckham Rd., Greenleaf, ID 83626 to be received no later than December 6th. Or you can bring them down to the Idaho Veterans Garden (305 West Belmont St, Caldwell) on December 7th and help hang them yourself! On Saturday, December 9th, Doug Hayes and the other amazing folks from H.D. Fowler Company will generously be hosting a lunch at the Garden for all to enjoy the “Operation Fallen Soldier Snowflakes” decorations. The public is invited to attend!

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Dan and June Pugmire along with Anita Burgquist, Dianne Paynter and Marshall Johnson display examples of laminated snowflakes that will be hung around the Idaho Veterans garden beginning at 9:30am at the December 7th event.

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Each year Heart and Home picks a cause to make a donation towards and this year, Diane’s son suggested to donate to the Idaho Veterans Garden in Caldwell as a way to honor their service, as Heart and Home takes care of veterans and their families through their business. This check will assist with services provided by the Garden to veterans around our area. Dan said part of this particular donation will go to help with expenses a veterans family acquired whose home’s roof caved in following last winter’s big snowfall.


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Finally, with the help of contributions from friends and community, a new running water handicap accessible bathroom for men and women graces the Garden as shown by veteran Dan Pugmire. Now our area’s disabled veterans have a nice new roomy bathroom with running water! It’s been a long time coming, so when you have “to go,” you won’t have to leave! There you go Rick! Just for you!

We are coming off of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, heading into the holidays, and continue the work to keep individuals safe. I think we can all say that awareness is a great thing! This past month was no exception with the Me Too campaign. We saw an outpouring of individuals sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault on social media. Here at Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV) we take a stand with everyone publicly sharing their stories of harm and pain. We know this takes great courage and we are here to support all in their journey! Awareness of the scale of abuse, however, does not address the problem. Real safety for the survivor requires something other than punishment of the offender!

Happy Holidays! Domestic violence advocates know something about protection and safety. We spend our lives dedicated to addressing what happens when individuals live without it. For decades we’ve seen an individual’s lack of safety ignored. The survivor is promised safety with the offender going to jail. However, most cases are pled down from felonies to a misdemeanor as a way of dealing with overcrowding in the jails. As advocates, we’ve discovered that real safety requires more than punishment. AAFV works diligently with survivors and their families through this difficult situation, providing free counseling, safety planning, case management, and support groups. Envision with us a community that is free from violence. What

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is required for this to happen? V i o l e n c e prevention r e q u i r e s community participation. This includes survivors, employers, and government agencies, working together to create a community that’s free from violence. Join with us by organizing talks at your workplace, wellness fairs, HOA meetings and church groups. As individuals we are not just disposable objects. Let’s begin to recognize our worth and help all to live in dignity. A violence-free life is waiting and you are worth it. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call 208459-6330 and ask to speak with an advocate or counselor.

I Will Miss Hearing...Don’t Take Any Wooden Nickels I said goodbye to a man I always saw as “bigger than life”. Lonnie Ackerman, my grandfather passed away peacefully on November 9th, 2017. Although my family is sad, the love of his life, my grandmother passed away almost 18 years before making it bitter sweet. Grandpa’s mind had become childlike (probably the only way he could survive without the love of his life) for a number of years. Grandma had told me many time through the years, “Lord help you honey

if I pass away first. That man wouldn’t know where to find the salt.” Then, he would walk back into the room and grandma would tell him to sit down at the table and she would quickly get his meal she had been preparing, the salt, wink at me as she took care of her husband. Although Grandpa survived polio at age 17 and he was told he should never do manual labor he built his own home, bucked hay, brought in his own firewood and drove truck well

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Caldwell Kiwanis Club invited Caldwell Rotary Club to join them for a pre-Thanksgiving celebration on November 15th. Kiwanian Sylvia Hunt (far left, front row) organized a wonderful musical program with the Mohun family violinists (next to Sylvia-Mrs. Mohun and her daughters Gemma-15, Bernadette-17 and Lucia-12).

Also present among members was Kiwanian Salvation Army Captain Robyn Bridgeo and his wife Rotarian Salvation Army Captain Stephanie Bridgeo (front row, 4th and 5th from the left). Kiwanis and Rotary will be having a friendly competition with the other local service clubs during this holiday season to see who can best fill the coffers for our local Salvation Army.

Chuck McHugh and Milon and Joyce McDaniel helped present dictionaries to 3rd grade students at Van Buren Elementary during the month of November. By the end of December, Caldwell Rotary Club will have presented about 1,400 dictionaries to third graders in 17 different area elementary schools.

Special thanks to the Caldwell Kiwanis Club for their incredible gift of a dictionary for every 3rd grade student at Lewis and Clark. This long-standing event has been a highlight for our 3rd grade students. The dictionary is a gift they can use and treasure for many years to come. Thank you Kiwanis!

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Caldwell Rotarians will “Ring the Bell” for the Salvation Army on Saturday, December 16th at the Walmart Super Store, 5108 Cleveland Blvd. Go visit Dr. Dick Roberge (pictured with wife Rowena) while he rings the bell from noon-2pm on that day to accept your kind donation for such a worthy cause that assists those in need in our community. Other Rotarians will be ringing from 10:00am-8pm that day. Kiwanis will be ringing on the Saturday before, December 9th, same place and time!

Rotarian Chuck McHugh (center) presented a $2,000 check to Caldwell Veteran Council members Terry Harrell (left) and John Muirhead (right) during their November monthly council meeting at the Sunrise Family Restaurant. These funds were earned through the efforts of Caldwell Rotary Foundation’s Freedom Brew Fest which was held on September 23rd. The money will help with the completion of the renovation of the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall, which when completed, will provide services for veterans in our area. Left: Caldwell Rotary President Brian Baughman (left) welcomes Aaron Buck as a new member to Caldwell Rotary Club. Aaron is an agent at Schaffer Buck Insurance Inc. in Caldwell. Rotary seeks members of different occupations to reflect a cross-section of those occupations in our community. If you are interested in membership, call Leora at (208) 880-8426.

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Are you in the mood to try something new? How about a taste from Argentina! While passing by 10th and Blaine, this food truck can be seenGaucho’s. It is family owned and operated by the Sileoni Family. They have a simple menu, sure to please. Their inspiration comes from their homeland of Argentina. Their menu consists of Lomito- Steak sandwich with meat, bacon, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and their famous chimichurri sauce. Handmade sausages, empanadas, fries, and sodas. This food truck even offers delivery in Caldwell with qualifying orders. Jorge and Elida have lived in Caldwell for 24 years. While they could have chosen anywhere in the Treasure Valley to open their food truck they chose Caldwell in hopes of bringing something special to our city. Before purchasing a food truck they had their store in the Boise Towne Mall for over a year. Having their own food truck has allowed them more flexibility in their hours and places of operation. In the future they hope to have more food trucks. These entrepreneurs are living the American Dream doing what they love and being their own boss. Prior to being entrepreneurs they pastored a church in Greenleaf. While Pastoring Jorge realized he needed a greater income to make ends meet and courageously tried something new. This Holiday Season, as you support local businesses, why not give 704 Dearborn St. this food truck a try? Caldwell, ID 83505 7950 Horseshoe Bend Rd. Boise, ID 83714


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The holidays are well started as we have made it through Thanksgiving with a little wintery weather but no snow as of yet! Hopefully you have found plenty of blessings and much to be thankful for this year. Life is not always fair, but it seems that there is always someone that has it worse than we do and is persevering in spite of their personal challenges. With the expenses of the Thanksgiving meal and celebration behind us, it’s now time to consider Christmas and, if you haven’t already done so – set your budget. It’s always a challenge to get the gifts you would like to hand out and remain within a preset spending limit, just know that with some leg work, some mouse work, and a dedication to the best holiday season you can afford, you can and will have a great holiday without the dreaded January cash flow hangover! It’s also time to finish your tax planning as the end of the year means the end of most deductions. Charitable giving, home interest and taxes, medical bills, and miscellaneous expenses need

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are many great tips on the internet on how to simplify, pare down, and enjoy the things we are thankful for this holiday season. My favorite tip is to simply prioritize the things that are very special to you this holiday season. For me, I’ve decided that gifts are a wonderful thing to give and receive, but more importantly, the thought that others are thinking of me and care about my well- being when I am not with them is the most magical of all. I’m focused this year on creating great memories of baking cookies, taking walks, making snow angels, and sipping hot cocoa with the little ones. Add in some holiday movies and snuggles on the couch with our Christmas blankets and I’m in heaven. No need to waste mental space worrying

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December 2017 Recently I had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Bethani Roam and hearing her incredible story of overcoming and perseverance. She literally faced death in the face and won. As a young girl, Bethani, was raise in an extremely conservative religion that left her deprived of many things we naturally enjoy including tv, wearing jewelry, makeup, and cutting ones hair. This was especially difficult for her as she always had a desire to become a Hair Dresser. Since, she has left this religion and is pursuing her dream. Bethani met her soul mate at an early age. They married and began traveling the U.S. as ministers of the Gospel. Her husband is an ordained minister who loves children. They would travel to many churches helping to revamp or create children’s programs. They stayed in hotels and were put up in the homes of other gracious believers during this time and did not have a place of their own to call home. At the young age of 24, after having a baby boy, she began having strange symptoms in her physical body including extreme itching in her palms and souls of her feel, followed by discolored urine. She swept these symptoms under the rug and continued on with her daily life until she couldn’t sleep due to the itching. When she brought her concerns to her husband he immediately agreed these were uncommon and she saw a doctor. Upon the visit to the doctor’s

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office she had blood taken for a routine blood panel. She was contacted via phone when the results came back and requested to meet her doctor at the ER for more testing. She obliged and went right to the ER. At this point in time she did not know what lay ahead. Her husband was away working. The medical team began to poke and prod her for the next two days. Her husband was alerted to the severity of the situation and he came at once driving several hours to get there as soon as possible. The medical personnel concluded that her liver was in-fact failing and a transplant would need to be immediate or she would surely die. Bethani was flown to another hospital via emergency helicopter. Her mother remembers her eye color being as yellow as a highlighter marker. Her enzyme numbers were over 6,000 while healthy numbers are between 30 and 60. She was surely close to death. At the hospital Bethani was prepped for a liver transplant. After careful consideration of how she had lived a healthy life, never touching drugs or alcohol, and never being seriously sick in her life a miracle took place. Her name was moved from the bottom of the list of 18,000 people to the top. The decision was based on many factors including: who has the least amount of time before they die, who would take best care of the new liver, and what are the chances they will live a full life if

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they receive the transplant. Bethani does not recall the moments after surgery, but she was told that her family had to wait 2-3 hours before they could see her due to the fact she was in excruciating pain. You see, after a liver is placed in a new body it takes time before it can begin working to filter medicine through it, hence she couldn’t have any pain meds. I wish I could say she recovered just fine, but the truth is she didn’t. Bethani had such a strong immune system because before liver failure she had nothing else wrong with her, therefore, her immune system began attacking and hence rejecting the new liver. Several medications were given to her including massive amounts of prednisone and even a trial drug that includes spider venom. After over 4 DOZEN treatments of these combinations her body stopped rejecting the new organ. It was a long, daunting time. Many times she felt like giving up. Her son at this point was only a few months old. She was unable to see or touch him because of her immune system being killed off. The entire medical staff had to create a completely sterile environment for her to recover in. One thing Bethani is thankful for is that her husband stood by her side and stayed every night with her. Later, Bethani’s body would reject the liver a total of four times. She stayed 14 different times in the hospital. One stay was as long as 3 months. This was the hardest for her; staying by Mindy Scott

On November 16, 2017 5 Local churches in Marsing came together to serve the community a free Thanksgiving Dinner. Turkey and much loved side dishes were served as well as a plethora of desserts. Over 100 people turned out. The most excited of course were the dozen children who ate, laughed, and played together during this festival meal. What a great way to begin the holiday season.

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in a hospital room for 90 days is less than stimulating. Bethani recalls one year, to the date ,after her transplant. She received a phone call while she was out riding her bike. She was shocked when the lady on the other end said , “Hello. This is the donor’s family. My son donated his liver.” The voice on the other end wanted to meet. Bethani answered yes even though in her mind she was screaming NO. Thousands of thoughts and dozens of emotions raced through her head as she didn’t know if this was a good idea or a safe person for that fact. She boldly went through with the meet up. Upon arrival at the Shortino’s house she quickly felt welcomed, even though quite awkward at the reason behind this meeting. Many things took place this day. Bethani was introduced to the memory of her donor; 19 year old Jordan Shortino. She heard the circumstances around his death, the kind of life he had lived, and saw his bedroom. Her husband was shocked as he pointed to a poem on the wall—Jordan’s handwriting looked identical to his wife’s. As Bethani sat on the couch a little dog jumped into her lap. She began to pet it. The mother began to cry. Bethani didn’t know why. She then said that the little dog was Jordan’s and that this dog didn’t like anyone else. Bethani is beyond

thankful for the opportunity of meeting her donor’s family and hearing his life story. He was a wonderful person who was very loved. He passed away from a tragic car accident while leaving his drive way. He was just accepted to his college of choice. The miracle the mother shared is this: A week before, Jordan, had went to renew his driver’s license. While there at DMV he skipped the donor box because he knew his mother had strong feelings against him being an organ donor. However, he shared with his mother that he went back and checked the box as he felt compelled to do so. This powerful decision he made gave life to a young girl who was also a wife and mother. Bethani is in the 2% of liver failure that is unidentifiedmeaning the doctors have not been able to figure out why it failed. To this day it is still a mystery. In the last year Bethani has gone from taking 76 medication down to 4. She continues to work with doctors to come off of the remainder medications. She is currently pursuing her dream of being a Hair Dresser at Paul Mitchel in Nampa, ID. Her health is doing well. She says, “This liver is a gift and I will be sure to take great care of it.” She is very artistic and enjoys working with people to bring their inner beauty to the outside.

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lot like he’s killing a terrified rabbit. Young women wander through the crowd with trays loaded with glasses of icy lemonade. I accept a glass and drink deeply before remembering we were advised only to drink our bottled water. I look around and see that nearly all the tourists are drinking the lemonade too. So if it all goes south we’ll all be in it together. Back outside, we have an hour of free time to explore and shop. There are guys dogging us, selling all sorts of souvenirs. We try to ignore them but, Sara stops to look at some shirts. The guy speaks very little English. She points

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by Leora Summers

When we were little, the perfect Christmas gift was a toy or something to have fun with. It could have been a toy that we could play with by ourselves or a toy or game that we could play with others. As we got older, it could have been some special piece of equipment that went with a sport we liked, clothing, jewelry or some other material thing that we thought we just had to have. But now as we have matured, we come to realize that the best gift of all is the gift of our time and love that we give to others. The toys, the games, the clothing and other material things we were given in the past have faded, but the things we remember are the times we spend together with those we love. So as we think of this Christmas, think of the memories that you want to make with those you love and make it happen!

Happy Holidays

by Gina Yarlott

The holidays are once again upon us. If healthy habits are not already in place to fall back on, what’s the best strategy at this point? Waiting until New Year’s to begin your resolutions? No! The goal to keep at the front of your mind this holiday season is planning. The following are some tips for how to plan for success this time of year. 1. Decide ahead of time what you will eat and when: What are the foods you are looking forward to the most? Save splurges for those items. Don’t waste calories on foods that can be eaten anytime. Also, remember that food tastes the best in the first few bites. Savor those moments, be present and enjoy the food and the memories that go along with it. 2. Don’t wait too long between meals: It might seem like a good idea to starve yourself all day in preparation for a party, but what this does is guarantees failure. The brain needs regular fuel, and the ability to make healthy and balanced choices plummets the longer the brain is without energy. 3. Maintain an exercise routine: Strive for a minimum of 30 minutes of activity a day, even if it is broken into smaller workouts (Three 10-minute walks still adds up to 30 minutes!) This will lower stress and make healthy choices more likely throughout the day. 4. Challenge Yourself: Enlist the support of friends, either in person or online to work towards a healthy goal through the holidays. There are many online fitness challenges that could be just the motivation needed to stay on track, including the “Healthy Holiday App Challenge” at the Caldwell YMCA or “ Maintain-Don’t Gain” where a shirt is earned just for not gaining weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s! Use the power of outside motivation to succeed! 5. Remember the Power of Choice: “Every bite is another choice.” Find this or another mantra to remind yourself during times of low self-control. This will help the New Year begin without those extra pounds. Have a happy, healthy holiday season and start the New Year right with help from your friends at the Caldwell YMCA! • Mention this article at the front desk of the Caldwell YMCA and receive a free day pass for you and your family!

Self-Care During The Holidays

by Mindy Scott, editor

I think we can all agree that December is an extra busy month. With all the buying of gifts, going to play practice, Christmas Parties, family gathers, etc are all added to the normal busyness of life. How in the world can a personal be mindful to take great care of themselves? Well, if self care doesn’t come naturally to you, as it is hard for many, you will most likely participate in the over-serving of others which may lead to being stressed out and over tired. Here are a few tips to get your creativity started on how you can take care of you this season. • Schedule an appointment with yourself. When we make appointments with ourselves it is much easier to stick with it and say no to others requests. It also makes a statement subconsciously that “Hey, I’m important too.” • Be okay with someone else hosting or preparing a holiday meal. Have you always been the one to host parties and prepare all the food? What if someone asks to help? Great self care is being able to delegate when applicable. Take these kind people up on their offers to help and spend a little more “me” time on yourself. Continued on page 11

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Bookshop Hosts Local Authors With the construction of the plaza making downtown Caldwell harder to navigate, our local businesses are taking a hit. However, the Literary Community continues to have a vibrant home at the Rubaiyat bookstore. On Saturday November 18th, the Rubaiyat Rubaiyat Storefront in Downtown Caldwell bookshop, in downtown Caldwell, hosted the first Local Author Open House. The cozy shop was chock full of authors of books spanning genres and age groups, from paranormal romance, to poetry, to non-fiction and everything in between. Snacks were eaten and friends were made at this comfortable, motivational event. Writers can tend to be an

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introverted bunch, so events like this are great for getting artists together to support one another and make connections with like minds. It was also a good opportunity for book lovers to come and visit with the authors of some of the great books sold at the bookstore. The bookshop also hosts a Local Authors Book Club, where anyone can come and read books written by people in our own community and discover local talent. The Rubaiyat bookstore is well on it’s way to becoming a hub of the creative community in Caldwell. With events like the Authors Open House, the Local Authors Book Club, and an upcoming open-Mic poetry event, the Rubaiyat is there to support local artists and book lovers. As the construction downtown makes it more and more difficult for the small businesses who have made their home there, it’s more important than ever for the community to, in turn, support our friends doing business downtown.

Grocery Shopping Revelations

by Polina Bratkov

Upon entering the grocery store, I hear the familiar welcoming sounds of bells. The bell ringing season is here and that means Christmas is right around the corner. I smile. The childish anticipation of heartwarming days with my family rise in me. Instantly I want to be kinder, more caring, and more generous. The Christmas music playing overhead cues the holiday spirit. I listen carefully to the words and meditate on them. Again, I notice how the sacred song

changes the mood of a place. It nod. On the way home, I enjoy a releases joy in the atmosphere, peace in the mind, and grace beautiful array of lights adorning trees and buildings. It is so nice upon the heart. As I am walking down the that people choose to share aisles, I make mental notes of their light with me; a complete the gifts to buy for my dear ones. stranger. I am grateful. I think I want to surprise them! My of starry night, the enlightened imagination lets me see our four path, of hope and good in the precious children on Christmas world. I also want to illuminate. Day opening their gifts and I also want to bring light and squealing with excitement. I hope into the dark places. grin. I want to give. The words I want to serve not just my of the Great Teacher ring in my family, but anyone who comes head, “There is more happiness into my proximity. in giving than in receiving.” I Self Care continued from page 10

• Exercise. Yes, at first glance it sounds like a chore; I know. However, a simple 20 mins can boost your mood and blood flow. Give it a try! We can all set down our phones and take a brisk 20 minute walk. • Be Intentional. Are there a few events or people you’d rather

not be part of or see? Saying no to these things is A. O. K. It will actually bring you peace of mind instead of anxiety. • Nap. While napping in American is becoming more and more uncommon for adults it’s still a great way to recharge the brain and body. A 20 minute

Book Review by Amy Perry Tiffany Roberts is the pseudonym for Tiffany and Robert Freund, a husbandwife writing duo. Tiffany Freund is an Idaho native, Robert is a New York transplant. The Freunds live in Caldwell. Make My Hunger is book two in the Isle of the Forgotten series. Make Me Hunger is Tiffany Roberts second novel. It’s

cat nap can be a game changer in helping you think more clearly and starting from a clean slate. This Holiday Season, as you spend money and time showing appreciation to those you love and care about please don’t forget about YOU. After all, there is only one of YOU.

Make Me Hunger by Tiffany Roberts

genre classification would be dark fantasy/paranormal romance. Their characters round out quickly, the plot is clean and it is very readable. Young Justicar Sylmae is sent with a tribunal to the Isle of the Forgotten to investigate the fate of the original inhabitants of the island, a people who lived there before it became a prison island. The tribunal is attacked by prisoners turned

cannibal and Amnestria Sylmae, separated from her colleges, is captured by the demon Baltherus. As a Justicar, Amnestria is Baltherus path to escaping the island, but will she help him? This is dark fantasy, suitable for an adult audience. It is not necessary to read Make Me Burn, the first book in the series, but there is story-line continuity in the series.


Best Seller Book Review by Michelle Ross Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks

This book was made for the blog I write! I must admit I was skeptical about a famous actor turned serious writer, but Hanks’ debut collection was quite impressive and stand well on its own. I love that typewriters are what tie the collection together, with one making at least a nominal appearance in each story, as well as a beautiful photography of vintage machines throughout. While settings are scattered throughout the world, there is something that feels very “American” about the whole book- it’s modern and quirky and good-hearted and true. A few characters are reoccurring, starting and ending the collection cohesively, but also creating continuity throughout the book without overwhelming the reader with story after story inhabited by the same cast. My favorite stories were the very first story, “Three Exhausting Weeks” which made me laugh as I commiserated with the poor man who tried in vain to keep up with his new girlfriend’s lifestyle and one that came midway through the selections, “These Are the Meditations of my Heart” about the beauty of typewriters and writing. With the holidays just around the corner, this is a great stocking stuffer for fans of Tom Hanks, writers, and the generally “bookish” folks on your shopping list. I’ll be re-reading my favorites from this collection for sure. “Make the machine part of your life. A part of your day. Do not use it a few times, then need room on the table and close it back into its case to sit on a shelf in the back of a closet. Do that and you may never write with it again.” ¬ -“These Are the Meditations of My Heart”

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December 2017

Hosting for the Holidays

Hosting an exchange student for the Holidays is always a memorable time. It really helps our family to look inward and brings joy in sharing our culture and family traditions, especially for the students who have never celebrated the Holiday. The joy my little boys have in their heart seeing the expression on their host siblings face Christmas morning... it will forever be a favorite memory of mine. Seeing them give back and have true excitement for someone else is priceless. It also is interesting to learn how Holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s are celebrated in other countries. I cannot even begin to describe the joy you feel when you witness an exchange student playing in snow for the first time, and you know they were

able to have this experience because you opened your home to them. :) This is why we host: it allows me and my boys the privilege of being global citizens and helps our local community to understand the world around them. Our hope is to inspire all who meet our students to help make the world a peaceful one. In November, we hosted an “International Thanksgiving”. 13 of our students located in Nampa and Caldwell came together and prepared a traditional dish from their home country. We then had an international feast with host families and siblings with yummy dishes across the globe. This is my favorite gathering!! How can you be part of this life changing experience,

and inspire those around you? Becoming a host family is simple with an online application, background check, and in person interview. Ayusa asks that families provide 3 meals a day, a bed and a place to study. Reliable transportation and most importantly love and support. All students come with their own spending money and health insurance. Families are only financially responsible for meals ( excluding hot school lunches). Students can share a bedroom, it just has to be with a host sibling of the same gender within a 5 year age difference and of course a separate bed. Host families come in all shapes and sizes, there are no “typical” host families. I personally have 4 small boys, ages 1 through 9. I’ve

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“Enjoying thanksgiving around the world”

teach, help and listen. To learn more about Ayusa and to apply to become a host parent please visit our website at AYUSA.ORG. I can be reached at rsanchez@ayusa. org with any questions or inquires about hosting. Happy Holidays to all!

had same sex couples host, seniors, empty nesters, young families with no children, single host parents. What we look for are families accepting of diversity who are willing to share their culture, and learn about another. What is most important is that the family or host parent is willing to learn,

Christmas Since October! Caldwell Centennial Band!

Cody Peterman (from Meridian)directing during a Caldwell Centennial Band practice with tuba players Todd Marshall (from Caldwell by bass drum) with Doug Schoonover (from Nampa to Todd’s left in the back of the band). Cody will join them for “Hark the Harald Tubas Sing!”

The Caldwell Centennial Band has been practicing for their upcoming Christmas concert since October! I love being a part of this dedicated group of musicians! We are 45 members strong for this upcoming concert with musicians of all ages from Caldwell, Boise, Marsing and other area towns. I have been driving my husband crazy with my humming of Christmas songs since the beginning of October. It was like having a “brain worm” that wouldn’t quit! I’d go to bed on Monday nights after practice humming “Sleigh Ride!” Who does that to their mate? Music is such a

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big part in creating the “Spirit of Christmas” in our hearts and souls. Traditional favorites will be played with other great pieces including a medley of songs in the piece “Christmas from the ‘50s” which has a great saxophone solo by Fred Evans (Star)! Tubas! You say you like tubas? Nothing is more fun than hearing “Hark The Herald Tubas Sing!” That’s when our dedicated director, Cody Peterman will leave his director’s post and join the other tuba players, Todd Marshall and Doug Schoonover, for this one because he loves playing it!

Also being played will be the piece “Christmas “Pop” Sing-a-Long,” where the audience can sing and join in on the fun. A special group of musicians will present a surprise performance that even the band is unaware of. And as always, our Jeannie Marie will sing a very special Christmas song for you. We hope to help bring on the “Spirit of Christmas” for you and your families during a sometimes hectic time of year through some fun and wonderful Christmas music. See you all at 7:30 p.m. at our concert on Monday, December 18th at Jewett Auditorium.


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I wash the dishes and do my chores Do my homework and much much more. When done with my work, I play some more Watch tv, read a book, go outside and build a nook.

I stuff a bunch in my hood. I eat six apples, but my mom says to obey and eat one a day.

I go back in, finish my book Draw a picture, and have a look.

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December 2017

Veteran’s Day at Washington Elementary

by Mindy Scott, editor


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The Padilla family building bridges.

On Friday, November 10, 2017, Veterans were honored at Washington Elementary School with a musical tribute paying homage to historical events and the roles of men and women service members throughout history. To begin the tribute, Veteran’s in the audience stood and were recognized by the crowd. While

Veteran’s remained standing, the rest of the audience joined them in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Washington Elementary School’s 5th grade students performed the program along with narration by a 5th grade classmate. Audience members were treated to songs performed by the whole

“Thank you for your service!” With Veteran’s Day slightly behind us, but never far from our hearts. I wanted to share a story. My youngest son, Audie (age 8) and I went trick or treating this year just the two of us. The older kids were no longer interested and Michael was in Seattle going through treatment. I drove to my sisters subdivision and Audie and I went to a couple dozen houses. Audie would run up to the door and I would stand on the sidewalk in front of the house. One house stands out, there was some Halloween décor on the porch and a bright light that shined on the American flag. Audie went up to the door, knocked, and an older gentleman came to the door with a bowl of candy. I saw the man bend down and say something so I walked up to the door and could hear the muffle of Audie’s

group as well as a small group performance by a 5th grade girl’s ensemble. The program ended with a poetry tribute to Veterans as well as a shout out to all our “Fifty-Nifty United States.” The finale number included a display of red, white, and blue paper plates and a lively tribute and thank you to our Veterans. by Chantele Hensel, publisher

voice from under his power ranger mask. I told Audie, “he can’t hear you sweetheart, you will have to lift your mask.” Audie pulled the mask up on top of his head and and asked the man, “Were you in the service?” The man said, “Yes” and Audie quickly said “Thank you for your service. My name is Audie Hensel, I am named after Audie Murphy,” spun around lowered his mask and was headed to the sidewalk to go to the next house. The smile on that man’s face was so incredible. He quickly said “Young man, come back here.” Audie returned and the man put three big handfuls into Audie’s candy bucket and said, “It is for young men like you that I fought 4 years in the air force and 8 in the army.” I was so incredibly proud to walk the rest of the neighborhood with that little boy.

HomeSchool Co-Op Duct Tape Day

by Mindy Scott, editor

Local homeschool students participate in Duct Tape Day. They worked together with their mom to create unique costumes for this event. The winners will receive a series of small prizes. There continue to be many way to use Duct Tape!

More than 400 students and family members attended Sacajawea Elementary School’s Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Night on November 2nd. Families made ocean habitats, built cup phones, dissected plants, built bridges, measured their pulse rates, and built models of constellations. All the classes in the school displayed the results of

science experiments they had previously conducted. Deer Flat National Refuge, Micron, Caldwell High School Robotics Club, Caldwell City Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Caldwell Police Department shared how they use STEM in their work and provided demonstrations or activities for families. Supplies for the evening were provided by a grant from the Idaho STEM Action Center.

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Idaho Master Gardener Volunteer Training

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an Idaho Master Gardener Volunteer? What do the Idaho Master Gardener Volunteers do? What is the training like? How much of a time commitment is there? What are the benefits? I’ll answer these questions and hopefully, by the end of this article, you’ll be ready to become an Idaho Master Gardener Volunteer! First, what is it like? It is rewarding! You learn a lot about horticulture and where to go to find research based, reliable, gardening info. You make friends and you get to feel good about what you are doing because you are giving back to your community. Some of the things volunteers learn about are soil management, water management, entomology, botany, plant pathology, sustainable landscape maintenance, floral design, wreath making, year-round landscaping, tree pruning, seed saving, and so much more. In 2017, 80 Master Gardener Volunteers in Canyon County completed 3,622 hours of education and donated 2,350 hours teaching in their community. Volunteers worked with 2,200 youth and over 11,000 adults. As you can see, being a volunteer means

you are busy learning and teaching! Volunteers share their information in a variety of ways: Some find sharing it on social media fun and exciting. Other volunteers write for papers or appear on TV or radio. Volunteers teach youth in school gardens, mentor in community gardens, answer your questions at farmers markets, and diagnose plant problems at the local extension office’s plant clinic. Many volunteers share their information via a speaker’s bureau where community organizations can request a speaker come and talk on a gardening topic! Being an Idaho Master Gardener Volunteer is about finding your passion, and sharing it with others! What is the training like? It’s the equivalent to a three-credit university course and consists of two parts: A 40-hour in class training followed by a 40-hour practicum. We teach you from the ground up about horticulture. From agronomy (the study of soil) to botany (how plants grow) to entomology (insects) and pathology (disease). You will learn how to manage these issues from an integrated approach and solve problems in the landscape as you apply this knowledge in a practicum. It is a big commitment.

Once you complete these requirements you are eligible to become a certified Idaho Master Gardener Volunteer. Volunteers who complete their training often stay with the program for years. The benefits are amazing! Some volunteers go on to work in the horticulture industry, others find it fun to travel to conferences and meet their fellow Master Gardener Volunteers from around the world. Some volunteers enjoy the benefits of private botanic garden tours around the world while, others simply enjoy the benefit of life-long learning and making life-long friends. Becoming an Idaho Master Gardener Volunteer is about growing. Training begins in Caldwell on January 17th, and through December 15th, the University of Idaho Extension in Canyon County is taking applications from anyone interested in becoming an Idaho Master Gardener Volunteer! If you are interested in growing as an Idaho Master Gardener Volunteer, contact the University of Idaho Extension in Canyon County at 208-459-6003 or visit their website at https://www. canyon/horticulture

How To Stay Active in the Winter

by Jackie Amende, FCS Extension Educator–UI Extension Canyon County

It can be difficult to maintain being active in the winter. With the snowy roads and sidewalks, early darkness in the evening, and dry, winter air, going outside to get any sort of exercise isnot optimal. However, being consistently active throughout the year, regardless of the season, is essential to achieve your best health year-round and to keep that pesky holiday weight gain off. Here are a few tips for staying active in the winter: • Take up some winter outdoor sports. Whether it is hitting the slopes for skiing, hiking through snow with snowshoes, or heading outside to build a snowman, take advantage of the snow and winter weather. Just make sure to bundle up! • Join a gym, an indoor exercise class, or an indoor sports club. Take initiative of your winter health by signing up for that new yoga class that you have always wanted to try or getting that membership at the gym down the street. Challenge yourself to attend at least three times a week. • Don’t go anywhere and get your activity in at home. Put in a fitness video, find a home workout online, or put on some music and dance. Using resistance bands and doing activity that doesn’t require weights like squats, lunges, and push-ups are other activities that can be easily done in the comfort of your own home. • Get to the mall and walk. Check off two items on your to-do list by getting that holiday shopping in while also doing some brisk mall walking. • Try volunteering. The winter months often bring many volunteer opportunities that require physical activity while also bettering your community. Work at a soup kitchen, volunteer for a food bank, or participate in a toy drive for kids. • Take the stairs. Whenever there is an opportunity to take the stairs, do it! This is a straightforward way to get a few extra steps in while also building some muscle. If you have some extra time, go back down the stairs to do another set.


December 2017

LOCAL DIRT PERSPECTIVE As I write this it is the weekend before thanksgiving and I didn’t want to eat so much that I forgot to write this months column. I believe this is my 22nd column ever—not bad for a guy that barely made it through literature class in high school. But I guess when you love what you do and learning more about it, it’s is easy to talk or write about it. First off I hope you all have wonderful and blessed holiday seasons and I hope you can gather with family and friends that bring a lifetime of good memories. Blessings to you all. Some indoor tips: if you get a real cut Christmas tree, you should keep it outside in the shade until you are ready to bring it in. I cut an inch or two off the bottom and trim a few lower branches off so I can put lots of presents under the tree. Fit the stand on outside so you can make adjustments and keep the mess outside. Next, hose down the tree and shake to get dust, bugs, and loose needles out. This also helps refresh the moisture in the tree. Hopefully your stand holds water to help keep it fresh. Once inside, the warmth will awaken the trees need for water, even though the tree is cut it is still alive enough to suck up water to rehydrate. Check the water next and top off if it

by Pat King

is thirsty. To keep water fresh put a chunk coal, the type that goes in fish tanks, to keep their water clean. This will help keep the trees needles in for the duration of Christmas. If you are traveling and have indoor plants put all your indoor plants in the bathtub and put an inch or so of cool water in the bottom. If you leave the lights on and close the door you’ll give a constant temperature that will keep them healthy and watered while you are gone. Another tip for when to water indoor plants so you don’t over water them and kill them is to do as my grandma and mom taught me to do. First dip your plant in sink of water and saturate it. Drain water from sink and let the pot drain as well. A couple hours later lift the planter and notice the weight. Place the plant where you like it and every couple days lift the plant to see how it has lost weight. When the plant is lighter and before the you see any stress in the plant, repeat the first step. This will prevent overwatering. May God’s blessings be upon you and yours. Until next time, Pat.

SIBA presents Corbin Maxey

Corbin Maxey is a twenty-eight-yearold nationally recognized animal expert and biologist. He is most notable from his numerous appearances on “The Today Show”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, “Inside Edition”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Martha Stewart Show”. Corbin has been surrounded by wildlife for as long as he can remember. He spent the majority of his childhood in the mountains of southern Idaho where he spent his days observing snakes, lizards, frogs and toads. He even developed an exotic animal collection, which included his first lizard named “Booger!” Corbin’s passion for all animals influenced his decision to commit his life to them. At the early age of twelve, Corbin founded Cyprus Hill Reptile Reserve, a non-profit organization located in Meridian, Idaho dedicated to reptile rescue, conservation, and education. To this day, Corbin has found homes for hundreds of homeless, abused, and neglected reptiles and amphibians. At the age of fourteen, Corbin wrote, produced, and starred in “Reptile Rampage,” a weekly live performance at a local accredited zoo featuring “Shere Khan” an Albino Burmese Python, “Soni” the alligator, “Tinkerbelle” the tortoise, and “Scooter” the iguana. The show was an instant success and attracted thousands of people and helped spread the message of responsible pet ownership. To learn more, Corbin will be speaking at the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on December 14th, 2017 at 7 p.m.


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