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CALDWELL HOUSING AUTHORITY BREAKS GROUND
Written by Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor
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Captain Ward, CCSO; Mike Pollard, City Council; Jack Gantz, DEQ; Russ Brooks, Pharmer Engineering; Heather Taylor, Region 3 Mental Health; Rod Scott, Region 3 Mental Health; Rob McDonald, Assistant City Engineer; Brent Orton, City Engineer; Dave Kerrick, Attorney; Sid Freemen, Board of Directors; Beronica Salazar, Board of Directors; Patricia Benedict, Board of Directors; Rob Hopper, City Council; Mike Dittenber, Caldwell Housing Authority; Cheri Hess, Caldwell Housing Authority
aldwell Housing Authority (CHA) broke ground Monday, January 5th, on a multi-million dollar sewer line project that will bring services west of the Boise River for the first time. The project, now 5 and ½ years in the making, will connect Farmway Village west of Caldwell to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. “This project has been a long time coming and we are excited that it is now under way,” said Mike Dittenber, CHA’s Executive Director. . The project was conceived in September of 2009 when varmints burrowed into the side of the housing authority’s wastewater lagoon and caused a leak, which took
much of CHA’s financial resources. At that time, the housing authority staff realized that the agency did not have the money to finance a new wastewater facility. They started planning a way to connect to the city’s system. The total project cost is approximately $3 million dollars and is funded by the Caldwell Housing Authority and the City of Caldwell. CHA will provide $1.7 million to the project and the remaining will be provided by the City of Caldwell. CHA received a loan from the Department of Environmental Quality to pay for their part of the project, which includes a 24-inch gravity line that will run from the corner
of Farmway Road and Highway 44 one mile to Pond Lane. The City of Caldwell will build a regional lift station on Pond Lane and pump the sewer to the city’s wastewater plant some two miles away. Once completed, CHA will no longer operate and manage a wastewater treatment facility. The project is referred to as a “Pollution Control Project” because when finished, CHA will no longer discharge processed wastewater into the neighboring canal. CHA will then let their federal wastewater discharge permit expire. This project ensures the long-term sustainability of Farmway Village and the Caldwell Housing Authority. It also means that
services west of the Boise River could be a catalyst for further economic growth out in that area--economic growth that could benefit both the city and the county. . Present at the groundbreaking ceremony were representatives of seven different agencies or organizations who played a role in making the project come to fruition. There were countless hours of coordination that occurred in the planning process. The largest hurdle, according to Mike Dittenber, was redesigning the project after it was $1.8 million over budget this time last year. He said, “If it wasn’t for the patience and cooperation of everyone involved, we would not be where we are today.”
Introducing Newest Caldwell City Council Member, Jeremy Feucht
By Leora Summers Caldwell Perspective Editor
During the January 29th Caldwell city council meeting, City Clerk Debbie Geyer swore in Caldwell’s newest appointed city council member for seat #5, Jeremy Feucht (pronounced Fife), to fill the spot vacated due to the death of councilman Jim Blacker last fall. Feucht has previously experienced this process.
In 2011, he applied unsuccessfully for the seat vacated by Jim Dakan. Feucht applied again in hopes of bringing more youth to the table. He wishes to inspire the younger generation to become more involved in changing their community and world. Feucht graduated from the College of Idaho In 2008, majoring
in history with a minor in coaching. He has lived in Caldwell for the past 10 years. He is married to the former Ashley Scheuffele, a lifelong Caldwell resident. Currently Feucht is employed by AT&T as a communications manager.
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February Every Monday: 10:30 -11:30 AM, Baby & Me Storytime, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn, 459-3242. Every Tuesday: 10:30-11:00 AM, Toddler Storytime. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. Every Tuesday: 7-8 PM, Spanish Storytime, Caldwell Library. Every Tuesday: 7-8 PM, Bingo. Senior Center, 1009 Everett St. 459-0132. Every Wednesday: 10-10:30 AM, Preschool Storytime, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn, 459-3242. Every Friday: 10-11 AM, Tai Chi Class. Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn, 459-3242. First Wednesday of Each Month........... 3 - 4 PM, Create A Living Will Class at West Valley Medical Center. Free. Call 455-3995 to register. February 2 9:30 AM-4 PM: Monday-Friday, Application Assistance for the Affordable Care in the Caldwell Health and Welfare Department lobby. 4-6 PM: Audition for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “The Princess and the Pea” and DreamWeaver musical theatre’s “Frozen Musical Revue”, www.caldwellfinearts.org or 459-5275. 5-9 PM: Monthly Karate classes begin, YMCA, 455-3060. 6:30-7:30 PM: Monthly Adult Country Line Dance Classes begin Caldwell Recreation Building, 119 S. Kimball, 455-3060. 7:30-8:30 PM: Monthly Adult Country Social Dance Classes begin Caldwell Recreation Building, 455-3060. 8:30-9:30 PM: Monthly Adult Ballroom Dance Classes begin. Caldwell Recreation Building, 119 S. Kimball. 455-3060. February 3 9 AM: Monthly Gymnastic classes begin for all ages. Caldwell YMCA, call 455-3060. 10 AM: Treasure Valley Community Resource Meeting in the West Sawtooth Room at the Department of Health and Welfare (off exit 29) 459-9263. 11 AM- 4 PM: Our Memories Indian Creek Museum, 11220 Main St. 30 Rooms each with a different themed exhibit. See www.caldwellperspective for more dates. 4-5 PM: CALLING ALL LEGO FANS! Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn, call to register, 459-3242. 4:15-6:45 PM: Ballet Classes for girls ages 3 and up. Caldwell Recreation Building, 119 S. Kimball. Call 455-3060. 4-6 PM: State of the City Address, College of Idaho, Jewett Auditorium. Chamber at 459-7493 or email: email@example.com February 4 8 AM-6 PM: McCall Ice Carnival, “55 Alive” Day Event to McCall Winter Carnival and hayride to feed the elk in Donnelly 455-3060. 7-8 PM: “All Natural” Health Classes begins, Caldwell Library, 455-3060. February 5 4-5 PM: Read To A Therapy Dog. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. 5:30-7:30 PM: Craft Night, Rubaiyat Book Store, 899-1988. 6:30-7:15 PM: Monthly Hip Hop Classes begin, Caldwell Recreation Building, 455-3060. 6:30-8 PM: Board of Trustees Meeting. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. February 6 4-5:30 PM: Teen Gaming Event. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. 7:30 PM: Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “The Princess and the Pea” at Jewett Auditorium. Tickets: www.caldwellfinearts.org or 459-5275. February 7 9 AM-12 PM: Cal Ripken/CYBA Baseball registration at CHS.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
9 AM-12 PM: GALS Softball registration, CHS lunchroom or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 AM-12 PM: Every Child Ready to Read. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. 3 PM: Caldwell Indoor Short Track Race Gates open at 3:30, Sign in 3:30, Pit Meeting 4:00, Practice 4:30-5:30, RACE 6:00. 3 PM: Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “The Princess and the Pea” at Jewett Auditorium, 2112 Cleveland Blvd. Tickets available at www.caldwellfinearts.org or by calling 459-5275. 1-4 PM: Scrapbooking at the Library. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. 12:30-2:30 PM: Bunka Embroidery Classes begin. Caldwell YMCA Recreation room. Call 455-3060. 9 AM-5 PM: Gun Smoke Gun Show, O’Connor Field House, 455-3004. February 8 2014-15 Womens City Championship Bowling Tournament entry close date. Visit Caldwell Bowl, 2121 Blaine St., or call 459-3400. 9 AM-5 PM: Gun Smoke Gun Show, O’Connor Field House, 455-3004. 12-5 PM: Zhoo Zhoo Valentines Open House at Hells Canyon, 18835 Symms Road, Caldwell; for more information visit zhoozhoo.com. 3 PM: Caldwell Indoor Short Track Race Gates, open at 3:30, Sign in 3:30, Pit Meeting 4:00, Practice 4:30-5:30, RACE 6:00. February 9 12-5 PM: Zhoo Zhoo Valentines Open House at Hells Canyon, 18835 Symms Road, Caldwell; for more information visit zhoozhoo.com. 6-8 PM: FREE Smoking Cessation Class. West Valley Medical Center, Indian Creek Room, 1717 Arlington Ave. Call 250-6575 to register. February 10 11:15 AM-1:30 PM: Caldwell Chamber Awards Luncheon Sponsored by West Valley Medical Center. Simplot Dining Hall, RSVP to Stacy 459-7493. 2-3 PM: Homeschool Book Club. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. 6:30-9 PM: Breastfeeding 101, at West Valley Medical Center, 1717 Arlington Ave. – Indian Creek Room. Free to moms who deliver at West Valley Medical. Call 455-6565 to register. February 11 6-8 PM: FREE Smoking Cessation Class. West Valley Medical Center, Indian Creek Room, 1717 Arlington Ave. Call 250-6575 to register. February 12 SCHOOL: Early Release for Parent/Teacher Conferences (Caldwell School District) 11 AM-2 PM: Newborn Nutrition Clinic, West Valley Medical Center, 1717 Arlington Ave. Free to moms who delivered at West Valley, call 455-6565. 12-2 PM: Couponing Class. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. 2-3:30 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. 6:30-7:30 PM: Family Maternity Center Tour. West Valley Medical Center, 1717 Arlington Ave., 455-6565. 7:30 PM: Music Theatre of Idaho presents “Into The Woods” at Jewett Auditorium. Tickets available at www.mtionline.org or by calling 468-2385. February 13 6-8 PM: FREE Smoking Cessation Class. West Valley Medical Center, Indian Creek Room, 1717 Arlington Ave. Call 250-6575 to register. 7:30 PM: Music Theatre of Idaho presents “Into The Woods” at Jewett Auditorium, C of I. Tickets, www.mtionline.org or 468-2385. February 14 9 AM-4 PM: Childbirth Preparation Class. West Valley Medical Center, Indian Creek Room, 1717 Arlington Ave. Free to moms delivering at West Valley Medical Center, 455-6565. 1:30 PM: Music Theatre of Idaho presents “Into The Woods” at Jewett Auditorium, C of I. Tickets, www.mtionline.org or 468-2385.
12-5 PM: Sunny Slope Wine Trail Wineries Chocolate and Wine Pairing Weekend, www.sunnyslopewinetrail.com for map or at Chamber. 7:30 PM: Music Theatre of Idaho presents “Into The Woods” at Jewett Auditorium, C of I. Tickets: www.mtionline.org or 468-2385. February 15 12-5 PM: Sunny Slope Wine Trail Wineries Chocolate and Wine Pairing Weekend, www.sunnyslopewinetrail.com for map or at Chamber. 9:30 AM-4 PM: Last Day Application Assistance for the Affordable Care in the Caldwell Health and Welfare Department lobby. February 16 SCHOOL: No School for Caldwell School District. 3:30-4:30 PM: Taxes and Affordable Care Act Educational Session. Caldwell Library, Idaho Room 1010 Dearborn, 459-3242. 6-8 PM: FREE Smoking Cessation Class. West Valley Medical Center, Indian Creek Room, 1717 Arlington Ave. Call 250-6575 to register. 6-8 PM: Couponing Class. Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn, 459-3242. February 17 12-3 PM: “Native Daughters of Idaho” Meeting at Faith Lutheran Church, 2915 S. Montana Ave., Potluck with a program, 887-9794. 1-2 PM: Collette Vacation Slideshow. Caldwell Library, 455-3060. February 18 6-8 PM: FREE Smoking Cessation Class. West Valley Medical Center, Indian Creek Room, 1717 Arlington Ave. Call 250-6575 to register. February 19 11 AM-12 PM: Newborn Nutrition Clinic. West Valley Medical Center, 1717 Arlington Ave. Free to moms who delivered at West Valley call 455-6565. 4-5 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours. Sponsored by Annabelle House, 917 Ustick Rd, 459-7493 6:30-7:30 PM: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. February 20 5-7 PM: ALASKAN Cod Fish Dinner. Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1122 W. Linden St. 9 (off Farmway). February 21 9 AM-1 PM: Community CPR Class and ER Tour. West Valley Medical Center, Kaley Auditorium. Free. Call 455-3995 to register. 10 AM-12 PM: Every Child Ready to Read. Caldwell Library, 459-3242. 12-5 PM: Mardi Gras on the Sunnyslope Wine Trail. Go to www.sunnyslopewinetrail.com to print your passport and for event details. 1:30-5 PM: Teen Movie. Caldwell Library, Community Room,459-3242. 7:30 PM: Caldwell Fine Arts presents McManus and Me. For tickets, call 459-5275 or visit www.caldwellfinearts.org. February 22 4-5 PM: Family Maternity Center Tour. Free. Call 455-3995 to register. February 24 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: “Mending Hearts Chili Feed”. West Valley Medical Center, Indian Creek Room, 1717 Arlington Ave. February 25 8-9:30 AM: “Coffee Connect” by Franklin Building Supply, 459-7493. February 26 11 AM-12 PM: Newborn Nutrition Clinic. West Valley Medical Center. Free to moms who delivered at West Valley call 455-6565 to register. 5:30-6:30PM Healthy Conversations: Don’t Let Your Heart Fail You. West Valley Medical Center, 1717 Arlington, 455-4093. February 27 5-7 PM: ALASKAN Cod Fish Dinner. Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. February 28 10 AM-12 PM: Fun with Math & Science. Caldwell Library, 459-3242.
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Guys In Ties
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CHS Government Class Visits Caldwell City Council
By Leora Summers, Editor
By Leora Summers, Editor
Submitted by Rose Rettig Principal
Photo by Leora Summers, Editor
Photo submitted Rose Rettig
On December 9th, Washington Elementary kindergarten students received an early Christmas gift from Southwest District Health (SWDH). In an ongoing partnership with SWDH, kindergarten students were given the opportunity to participate in a fluoride varnish treatment provided by SWDH. Topical fluoride application on a child’s teeth is proven to be one of the most effective ways to slow down, or even reverse early cavities. Studies show that poor oral health can lead to decreased school performance, poor social relationships, and less success later in life. In an additional partnership with Delta Dental, 1st and 2nd grade students at Washington will have the opportunity to participate in a cavity prevention program later in January. Students who participate will be treated with a sealant to help prevent cavities and tooth decay. We appreciate our community partners and thank them for helping our Washington students have healthy smiles.
Four years ago, with the inspiration of teacher Joe Grover, the “Guys in Ties” program was established to create a well rounded education to help students enhance their social skills. It focused on building community, career options, leadership skills, responsibility, and the importance of an education. Wilson’s teachers recommend 5th grade boys of various backgrounds to create a blend of students who will benefit by each other’s company. The blend consists of a few boys who are well respected by their peers, who are natural leaders and a good influence on others. The staff then begins looking for students who might benefit from that social experience, who may need support with decisionmaking, as well as those who may have other disadvantages in some aspect of their lives. The staff at Wilson provides shirts, ties, decorations, food, and all the “bells and whistles” it takes to put on a formal meal. Teacher Cindy Grover plans the menus, with staff-donated food prepared by other teachers. Lunchroom manager Kathy Hogg also supports the program. Their buffet is complete with a main dish, two-to-three side dishes, dessert, and table favors. This formal meal is served in Wilson School’s faculty room and gives the boys exposure to a business-like environment. There they have the opportunity once a month to dress up in shirts and ties, to dine formally, and to participate in appropriate table manners and conversation. Community leaders are invited to speak and discuss their careers, the steps they took to reach their goals, and the importance of education in obtaining their goals. They incorporate how becoming a responsible young man with gentlemanly behavior will help them reach their goals.
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During the January 21st formal luncheon, sports recruiter Brett Purvis spoke to the group. He emphasized that coaches recruit potential players of the highest moral character when all other considerations of talent and academic achievement are evenly matched. Purvis underlined the importance of making “good choices” in their lives, so they will have a better chance to succeed in whatever they choose to do. The boys meet once a week with Joe Grover and his team partner, teacher Bryan Coe, prior to the formal meal for instructional purposes. They learn how to tie a tie, formulate questions for the speakers, and develop strategies for problem solving. Principal Tabitha Bruegeman shares their vision and provides staff with the internal support needed to successfully facilitate the program. The “Guys in Ties” club members read with kindergarten students and assist their teachers and them with special projects, make the Friday announcements on the intercom, and assist with school assemblies and other school events. To remain a member of the “Guys in Ties” program, the young men are expected to model exemplary behavior and to “…do the right thing, because it’s the right thing to do.”
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CHS government teacher Cheryl Adams and 16 of her students visited the January Caldwell City Council meeting to see their local government in action. They were privileged to see appointee Jeremy Feucht be installed as a new city council member to fill Seat #5, which became vacant with the death of Jim Blacker this fall.
Rotary’s 2nd Grade Book Distribution By Leora Summers, Editor
Milon McDaniel of the Caldwell Rotary Club and Caldwell’s Washington School second-grade teacher, Mrs. Melissa Doramus, look on as Rotarian Greg Evans hand out books to her second grade students on Thursday, January 15th. The Caldwell Rotary Club distributes 1,400 books to students in 18
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schools in Canyon and Owyhee counties as a part of Rotary’s worldwide literacy campaign. This project is organized by Rotarian Milon McDaniel and his wife, Joyce. Members of Caldwell’s Rotary Club go to each of these 18 classrooms and individually hand out 1,400 books to each student.
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WANTED: Volunteer Chaplains
By Jim Byerly, WVMC Chaplain Coordinator Edith “Edy”, a rections depending upon multiple retired school factors. Chaplains need to be emteacher, and pathetic and creative in approaching Leroy Mill- patients’ needs and concerns, and er, a retired not there to sell their brand of faith, p h a r m a c i s t , but to be a caring spiritual presence Edy and LeRoy Miller are volunteer chaplains at WVMC. Edy said that Currently there is an active team she has learned that “not everyone is of twelve volunteer chaplains at on the same page, but everyone has West Valley Medical Center, who strengths and challenges, and ev- make daily rounds and are on call eryone enjoys a ‘hello’, a listening for emergencies. They usually work ear, and a word of encouragement.” a week long shift and spend two to Leroy said: “We are all God’s Chil- four hours each day at the hospital. dren and we all have problems and Some of them are retired, some have some like to talk about them and day jobs in public education, some need good listeners. If my wife and work as husband and wife teams and I make only one patient’s hospital each of them is a dedicated volunteer. stay a little lighter, we are well-paid.” If you would be interested in this kind A hospital chaplain’s visit focuses of volunteer work please call WVMC’s Services Coordinator on encouragement, hope, and many Chaplain Jim at 455-4026 for further details. times, prayer. A conversation with a patient can go many different di-
Book Review- “It’s All About Breakfast” Good Morning! It’s All About Breakfast by Larry H. Mitchell. Larry Mitchell, long-time Caldwell resident, has written a marvelously easy-to-use cookbook with traditional farmer food and things exotic. Larry is currently working on a gluten-free cookbook. Good Morning! begins with classic and not so classic potato recipes, progresses through different
By Amy Perry, Rubaiyat Book Store
ways to prepare eggs, presents pancakes and waffles in a new light and finishes with breakfast meats. Each section begins with a short history lesion. Larry’s recipes are easy to follow and easy to adjust for different dietary needs. I would happily recommend this cookbook for both the beginner’s and the chef’s kitchen. Good Morning! It’s All About Breakfast (ISBN 9781936408528) is available at The Rubaiyat in downtown Caldwell and at Hastings near Karcher Mall.
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Community Gems-Three Special People “The Diaper Bank Story”
Luise Lonergan has given of her time and energy to help fulfill a need she discovered two years ago, after reading a compelling article about the silent crisis caused by the high cost of disposable diapers. The article described the appalling unsanitary practices financially desperate parents used to prolong the use of disposable diapers, and the health risks it posed for their children. Due to her new awareness, Louise put the wheels in motion to help create the Caldwell Diaper Bank. When her church group did their food drive that year, Luise told the members of the diaper crises and asked them if they would also donate disposable ones. The diapers came flooding in. Two weeks later, Chuck McHugh, director of St. Clare’s Food Pantry, which is affiliated with Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church’s St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store, called Luise’s husband, Wally Lonergan. Chuck told him that the diapers just flew off the shelves and asked if there was a way that they could get some more. Wally, a former president of the Idaho Episcopal Foundation (IEF), told Luise that the IEF gave grants. He also said that if she presented a proposal to “seed” a self-sustaining diaper bank, the IEF would probably help. So Chuck, Wally, and Luise wrote a grant to IEF for $2,000. Two weeks later, they saw that the Caldwell Community Foundation (CCF) was also offering grant opportunities. They then revised the proposal that they had written to IEF and wrote to the CCF for a $3,000 grant. The Caldwell Diaper
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Chuck McHugh, Luise Lonergan, Wally Lonergan Bank came to fruition last year after acquiring those two grants. A steering committee was organized to oversee and direct the use of the $5,000 grant money to purchase diapers. The diapers were dispersed to three different community programs: the Salvation Army, the Seventh Day Adventist Community Center, and St. Clare’s Food Pantry. Many people began reading and hearing about the diaper bank program. When the program’s grant money ran out, the donations of diapers and money came in from businesses, churches, and individuals. Four months later, in order continue to meet overwhelming and growing needs, the Caldwell Diaper Bank merged with the newly founded National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) certified Idaho Diaper Bank. What began in Caldwell is a now a regional diaper bank with a professionally trained manager, Shawna Walz. (See the Idaho Diaper Bank website.) This
new collaboration has enabled procurement of a warehouse and a forklift. Pallets of hospital-grade discounted diapers are ordered online from NDBN suppliers and are delivered by semi trucks. Currently, five to ten thousand diapers a month are being distributed from the warehouse to the three Caldwell sites and four other “recipient partner agencies” (non-profit agency distribution sites). By next year, the Idaho Diaper Bank hopes to distribute a million diapers statewide. Luise, Wally, and Chuck are so grateful for the overwhelming support they have received from the Caldwell community. For Luise, this has been an amazing ride. It is amazing to see how one person with two co-conspirators can make such a big difference in the lives of so many! For information on how to donate diapers, call Shawna Walz, Director of the Idaho Food Bank, at (503) 963-1084.
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Community Gem-Carole Munn
By Leora Summers, Editor
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For 47 years Carole Munn has coordinated the blood drives in Caldwell. It all started when her “doc” told her that she needed to get out of the house. She had a friend that was a volunteer at a blood drive; so, she thought that if she volunteered at the blood drive, this just might be a way to “get out of the house.” Carole’s friend, Jane (now Morfitt), then asked Carole to be in charge of the blood drive and she has been coordinating Caldwell’s blood drives ever since.
Kiwanis Blood Drive
By Leora Summers, Editor
This February’s blood drive is sponsored by the Caldwell Kiwanis Club in memory of Gordon Buck, who passed away on December 23, 2001. This is the 13th year of this memorial blood drive. The drive was originally organized by Gordon’s son, Dan Buck, through Kiwanis because Gordon was a longtime active member. The Kiwanis blood drive is scheduled for Friday, February 27th, at the Church of Christ, which is located on the corner of Ustick and 10th Avenue in Caldwell. Appointments can be made between 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. To make an appointment, call Carole Munn at 459-1423 to schedule a time. There will no longer be online
scheduling for appointments for the Caldwell Community Draws. Those who have previously called and been scheduled will still receive a reminder. For those who missed one or two past drawings, they will also receive a postcard reminder of the date of the next draw, but will still need to call Carole to make an appointment time. Carole suggests that donors begin hydrating a couple of days in advance of giving blood and to eat a good breakfast on the day that they donate. This will help them have a positive experience. After the donation, they need to drink the water and juice provided and then have a bowl of that donated wonderful West Valley Medical Center’s chili!
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February-Heart Disease Month
By Steve Blados, Education Supervisor for Canyon County Paramedics
Hello Caldwell Perspective readers! In the United States, heart disease accounts for over 600,000 deaths each year, and that number is on the rise. This equates to one in every four deaths being attributed to heart disease. More people die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Nearly a quarter of a million individuals in the United States die of sudden cardiac arrest each year, and you may be surprised to know that half of those are people under the age of 65. Besides the loss of lives, heart disease comes with a $500 billion dollar per year price tag for medical costs. These are some pretty sobering statistics, right? Heart disease refers to blockages in the arteries of the heart (coronary arteries), problems with the valves in the heart, and the inability of the heart to contract efficiently. This article focuses on blockages of the arteries of the heart. As we age, plaque deposits begin to build up on the inner walls of our coronary arteries causing a narrowing of the diameter of the blood vessel, resulting in poor blood flow to the heart tissue itself. Worst case scenario is if a piece of the plaque breaks off of the wall. In this case, a clot will form at that site, much in the same way a scab will form if you cut your finger. When a clot forms within the blood vessel, it may completely stop the flow
of blood, resulting in what we refer to as a “heart attack” or “myocardial infarction.” In doing a little research for this article, I was astonished to discover that according to the American Heart Association, only 27% of people surveyed knew what the signs and symptoms of heart attack were, and would call 911 if these symptoms arose. These symptoms include: chest pain or discomfort that does not go away after a few minutes; pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back; weakness, light-headedness, nausea or a cold sweat; pain or discomfort in the arms or shoulder, and/or shortness of breath. If you or anyone you know begins to experience these symptoms, call 911 immediately! There are some steps you can take to help prevent you and your loved ones from getting to that point. In order to mitigate your risk factors, work with your primary care physician to maintain a healthy weight, increase your physical activity, quit smoking and limit your intake of alcoholic beverages. Here’s to wishing you good heart health, and remember, Canyon County Paramedics is always a phone call away if you need us.
Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.
Steve Blados may be reached for questions or comments at email@example.com
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Caldwell Perspective Poll Barn
Questions: How long have you been married? Where did you go on your first date? What’s your secret to living “happily ever after?”
Information and photographs for this month’s Poll Barn were compiled by Leora Summers, Editor of the Caldwell Perspective
Ruth & Lupe Serratos
Robin & Kelly Aburasturi
• Married for 12 years • Went on a dinner date to the El Rodeo Restaurant in Nampa with another couple, then out to Poison Creek so he could kiss her! • Both said they were always “just best friends”
• Married for 64 years • Went to the Nampa Rollerdrome • Lupe said he just does what she tells him!
Cecelia Hofeldt Turns 100! Cecelia Hofeldt, longtime Caldwell resident, celebrated her 100th birthday on December 19, 2014, at the Presbyterian Community Care Center in Ontario, Oregon with family and friends present.
CATCHING THE BIG ONE!
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While celebrating our wedding anniversary, I took my wife, Anna Sue, to the little resort town of Kernville, California. I was able to talk her into taking along a couple of fishing poles, just in case. We found a good fishing spot, but my wife only lasted about five minutes before becoming tangled, and she abandoned the pole in a huff. A few minutes later, she decided to try again and tied a huge grasshopper lure-totally inappropriate--to her line. A few minutes later, she said, “Honey, should my pole look like this?” It was bent over double! I told her to slowly reel it in. As the fish drew closer, I committed a cardinal sin. In my excitement, I took hold of the line. Of course the fish, a beautiful four-pound trout, broke the line and took off. I felt absolutely terrible, but my wife was thrilled. She couldn’t have cared less about landing the fish. She was just satisfied to be able to say she’d caught a nice one. I sulked away disgusted with myself. Within a few minutes, my pole also bent over double. I pulled the fish in and saw it was my wife’s previous catch with the “inappropriate” lure still attached to its huge mouth! I am a proponent of “catch and release,” but we chose to keep this big fella!
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Jefferson Middle School Girls’ Basketball Make History
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Caldwell Indoor Short Track Event Comes Back To Caldwell
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The Owyhee Motorcycle Club presents “Caldwell Indoor Short Track” on February 7th and 8th, in the Canyon County Expo building at the fairgrounds. Riders come together for two days of competition. All ages are encouraged and welcome to attend. Cayden Fite is following in the footsteps of her father, uncle, and grandfather. Entering 8th Grade Team: Maddee Strong, Julia Martinez, into the world of competitive racing on her Lizzie Oropeza, Jalen Callender, Tora Russell, Hilda Pink “Hello Kitty” Polaris Outlaw 50, Cayden Briceno, Anissa Godina, Analelly Chaidez. Coaches: is very enthusiastic in her love for pushing Laurie Hamanishi-Adams, Faith Alaniz and Karri Fisk. her outlaw to the max speed, while racing The 7th and 8th-grade Jefferson Middle School girls’ against all other riders on the track. Her basketball teams both won district championships on current goal in racing is to “beat all the boys” December 17th. The 7th graders were undefeated this and leave them in the dust. Cayden made season with a 15-0 record. The 8th graders finished her motocross debut in the spring of 2014. Cayden is 8 years old and is in 2nd grade. the season with a 13-2 record. The teams made history When Cayden is not racing she enjoys spending at Jefferson Middle School, with both the 7th and 8th time with her friends and family as well as grade teams winning district championships in the same focusing on other activities such as rock climbing, season. The 8th graders made history at Jefferson Middle fishing and camping. Cayden is very excited to School by being the first girls’ basketball team to earn have the opportunity to ride and race and show back-to-back District Championships in 2013 and 2014. A girls everywhere that they can compete with the special shout out goes to Jefferson Middle School’s student boys and have a lot of fun. Cayden would like section, who cheered the entire game and never sat down! to thank all of her supporters and sponsors who Congratulations, Jefferson Middle School Cougars. have helped her along the way. If you are looking for an opportunity to Caldwell Singles Current Standings spend the day out with the family or want more information about participating, go to www. CUSBCA Youth City Submitted by Caldwell Bowl omcracing.com or visit them on Facebook. . This upcoming race is the last race of the Singles Event, Div. I, Handicapped: season and at this time, Cayden is in the first place Tyler Vanderpool Singles Event, Div. II, Handicapped: spot. The oldest racer in the curcuit is 69 years old.
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Commercial Bank Building, 702 Main Street Historical photo and information--courtesy of the City of Caldwell and the Caldwell Historical Society
Caldwell architect Thomas Soule designed this building for the Commercial Bank in 1903-1904. The builder was G. W. Van Wyengarten, who constructed some of the town’s finest residences, including the Dorman Mansion (presently the P.E.O. Chapter House). The Commercial Bank began operations in 1894 at 707 Main Street. Lawyer John C. Rice, Caldwell mayor and later Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court, served as its president. Its cashier was Albert K. Steunenberg, brother of former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg. After the bank’s move to the new building, it was renamed the Caldwell Bank and Trust. Its edifice was extensively remodeled in 1928 by the Boise architectural firm of Tourtellotte and Hummel, who had designed the Idaho State Capitol. Today the building’s exterior hardly resembles the
outside of the original building, touting the “Spanish Revival” look it was given in 1928. The beautifully stenciled beams that were part of the 1928 renovation are still visible on the ceiling. Presently, 702 Main Street houses the “Bird Stop.” Owner Matt Kelly has renovated the old Commercial Bank Building’s lower and part of the upper floor, to serve as a coffee/sandwich shop. The eatery also carries several local wines and 11 local microbrews on tap. The marble customer counters from the banking days have become window tables. The upstairs bank vaults have been turned into dining rooms, with one being a “Yote” room, sporting purple and gold colors. The Bird Stop also has local entertainment on the weekends. Great job Matt! Thanks for believing in Caldwell!
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Lupe and Ruth Serratos of Wilder celebrated their celebrated 64th wedding anniversary on Sunday, January 25th, at Jalapeno’s Restaurant in Nampa. Lupe and Ruth were married on January 27, 1951, at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Homedale.
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Caldwell Airport Perspective The past few weeks have given us many mornings where fog blanketed most of Caldwell. The sort of fog we experienced usually forms when the air temperature is within 4° F of the dew point (air’s water saturation temperature) and the wind is light, not calm and not too fast. Those of us who had to drive, did, but here at Caldwell’s airport, aircraft were grounded. Once the fog clears, most of our flights are conducted under visual flight rules or VFR. Flying VFR is much like the way you typically drive a car or truck: See and avoid other vehicles while you follow the established rules of the road. In order to fly VFR there are also minimum requirements for cloud height and horizontal visibility. The first layer of essentially solid clouds, the “cloud ceiling”, can be no lower than 1,000 feet above ground and you must be able to see at least 3 miles. Meeting those minimums isn’t usually a problem, especially in summer, but during our recent time of unsettled air masses and inversions, it can be a little tricky. Even with adequate weather, there can be other issues.. On the afternoon of January 21st a lot of drivers had trouble getting around various areas of Boise due to police roadblocks protecting a route for a VIP motorcade from the Boise Airport to BSU. The motorcade started from and later
By Chantele Hensel, Publisher
Hello, my friends. Could the Basque Festival have been any more fun? I want to take a minute to tell all of you how much I appreciated the phone calls, e-mails, and letters filled with encouraging words, especially the appreciation for the paper expressed by one of our city police officers after graciously writing me a ticket for having an expired license plate. Officer, where were you six months ago to remind me that this needed attention? These handsome welldressed officers should handdeliver the notices for the DMV (I did not receive a renewal notice) before our registration expires. I would not have forgotten to renew my registration had I received a reminder with that presentation. . In all seriousness, putting this paper together for our community is fun and exciting. It is a work in progress, and we will be “tweaking” sections as needed to accommodate our advertisers who make this paper possible. There will be times when some regular articles may not appear due to limited space. As advertising increases, so will our ability to consistently maintain regular features. . We want this paper to be long-lived and you can help by supporting our advertisers by using their businesses, as they make this publication possible for you. We encourage your feedback, and want your good news. Contact us at: editor@ caldwellperspective.com.. P.S. My license plates are now legal. Are yours? Better check!
Air Force One arrives for a rare visit to Boise returned to a beautiful Boeing 747 jet. The jet’s scheduled visit to Boise resulted in the creation of a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for VIP Movement.. A TFR is a special kind of Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) that’s entered into a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) database that pilots are required to check before flying. In this particular case a 10 nautical mile(NM) (11.5 regular mile) circle centered on BSU became essentially a no-fly-zone for almost four hours. Only scheduled airliners, cargo planes and air ambulance operations were permitted in that area. Our airport fell into the 30 NM (34.5
Truffle Hunt at Bitner Vineyards
mile) “outer circle”. Recall from a previous column that the Caldwell Industrial Airport is home to a lot of pilot training and a lot of parachute jumping. Both were prohibited during the TFR. Additionally, the only flights that were permitted had to be flights arriving from out of the area or taking off and leaving the TFR area and there were some special hoops that the pilots were required to jump through in order to even do that. The net result of all that is that essentially nothing happened flight-wise here at the (usually) busiest airport in Idaho for that four hour period. According to news reports, the visit went smoothly, but it’s also easy to wonder
if that sort of thing is really worth the costs, both seen and unseen. We would appreciate a call if anyone has information about who crashed into our perimeter fence January 17th or 18th on Aviation Way between Dishman Place and Ustick Road. Someone needs to own up to the several thousand dollars worth of damage they caused.
Caldwell Airport Manager Rob Oates is a Caldwell native and a former Army helicopter pilot holding FAAratings as a Commercial Instrument Rotary Wing Pilot..
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Italian bred truffle hunting dogs searched for French Black truffles at Bitner Vineyards on January 18th. Non were found as the 7 year old the trees were still too young to cause truffles to grow. Italian spring truffles were found on the Beckman Orchard in Eagle. .
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Donna Laird, CL Jones, Julie Taylor, Leora Summers Julie Taylor, former WVMC’s CEO, seeing friends on her way home to Alaska at Stewarts Bar and Grill.
I know it’s cold out there. In fact, looking out my window, I see snow covering my lawn and fog is everywhere. Believe it or not, the days are getting longer and spring is just around the corner. This is when I really start thinking about certain things in my business, mainly what I need to do before spring is here. Mower blades need to be sharpened, lawn mowers need to be all lubed and ready to go, and the truck needs to be cleaned out. I also need to check to see what inventory needs replenishing. Since irrigation water won’t be in for several months, sprinklers aren’t an issue yet. If you didn’t do a fall fertilization (which I believe is important), you need to have a fairly balanced fertilizer (like 16-16-16) ready for the first nice day in February. The spring moisture will slowly work it into the roots. Hit your planters as well as lawn with fertilizer and give a little more to the tree areas in your lawn. Remember, tree roots are fighting for nutrients with the very hungry grass roots that surrounds them. You don’t need to make gardening/yard work complicated and hard. Yard work can be common sense and the better you
are at good practices, the better and easier the job becomes. I teach my workers this. Do everything every week so that you don’t have to do a lot of any one thing every week. Follow a routine and come up with a system that gets you from point A to point B in a timely fashion. This way it’s a great accomplishment, not a burden. Here’s what I do. First, I make sure the turf is as dry as possible without stressing it. Then I mow. I also mulch grass to improve the soil. Using a string trimmer allows me to clean up what the mower misses. I check planters and pull weeds. I always carry a good pair of sharp hand pruners so I can trim stuff that is in the way. Safety is very important. Blow off sidewalks and drives. On days I fertilize, I wait until after I spread the fertilizer to use the blower.
By Pat King
Here’s the secret to mulching grass. While the clippings are still green, moist and lying on the grass I run a full cycle on the sprinkler timer. Since the water was off a day or two prior to mowing, the grass is thirsty. The water washes the clippings into the soil where it can do its thing. That is when the magic begins. Green clippings break down into nitrogen more quickly when soil is involved, which benefits the soil and turf faster. If grass clippings are allowed to dry, the nitrogen is gone and what’s left is carbon. Carbon is much harder to break down and will require extra nitrogen to do so. Just remember to mulch your clippings when the weather allows it, usually from late May through September. Collect your mulch in early spring and late fall to make your compost.‘til next time, Pat w. w
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Basque Dance Update... According to Lisa GabiolaWeitz, Caldwell Basque Charity Event committee member, this was one of their most successful Basque Dance fundraisers they have organized. Approximately 800 people attended the event. There was virtually something for everyone in the live and silent auction items. The Basque
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People ask questions daily about the real estate market, and it depends upon who they dancers were wonderful and the ask what kind of answer they other Basque events were well are given. Interestingly enough, received by the crowd. Some almost every person I know has refreshing changes were made to an opinion about how the market update the program this year. In is doing. Having worked actively particular, DJ Bill Bailey provided in the real estate profession for a variety of genres of music for 20 years, it has been quite a ride. Home values today are all ages with a video background that kept the crowd rocking steadily increasing – similar to during the dance that followed. the market of the 1990s. There is, The menu was changed a bit, and however, a lingering perception was enjoyed by all. As the older among buyers that home values core Basque group holds tight should be around the all-time to their traditions, the younger lows of 2010 and 2011. Many generations are updating the homeowners are also skeptical fundraiser, rising to the challenge of what their homes are worth. of the changing times to continue While home values have not 11am-8pm its success. One hundred percent returned to the heights they of the money raised goes to help reached in the mid-2000s, they area citizens in need during times are definitely moving up. The Inventory of homes for sale is of unforeseen hardships.. somewhat low – so, if a home is priced competitively, they sell fairly quickly. Homes priced below $100,000 typically sell faster, because that price range contains the most people who 11am-Close qualify for loans of that amount. As the price of the home goes up, there are fewer people who can qualify for the larger loans, 16150 N. Midland Blvd. so they tend to have a little Nampa off exit 33 longer market time. There is good news on the horizon. The interest rates are still very competitive – just over 4% for most investors. There are programs for those who were 2121 Blaine St. www.marriott.com/BOINP forced to sell their house on a short 459-3400 sale, allowing them to purchase again after a year if their credit has been good and a catastrophic event caused the short sale. The mortgage insurance premium on government insured loans is also about to be reduced, which will cause a reduction in the buyer’s LEAVE THE NUMBER CRUNCHING TO US payment or will allow buyers to purchase a higher priced home. Buying and selling real estate can seem complicated, so it is recommended that people solicit the help of an experienced real estate professional who can help guide them through the process.
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This is the first of a two part series on starting your own business. Part 2 will be in next months “Caldwell Perspective.” One of the best tax planning strategies is to have at least a part-time business of your own. As long as you intend to make a profit and have the necessary expertise to successfully run a for-profit business, you can even turn what was once your hobby, into a successful enterprise. I can’t emphasize enough the profit motive - indeed you must make a profit in 3 of the last 5 years to pass IRS muster. Obviously when you are just starting out, you aren’t expected to be profitable. Most new businesses don’t achieve that for the first couple of years. Once you’ve decided what your business is going to be and you have determined that you have the expertise necessary, write your business plan! This is where you sit down and sort through all the options and make projections based on your understanding of your market and local business conditions. You will need to take the time to review your finances and determine how much money you will need, to not only succeed, but thrive. You will also project out revenues and expenses to determine the viability of you plan. It’s basically your map to business success and something you should take seriously. This process, when done correctly will help you determine the area(s) of business in which you need help, which leads to the next step: get the assistance and/or training that you lack. There are numerous resources around the valley including the SBA, SCORE and the Idaho Small Business Development
Center that will practically bend over backwards to lend a hand. Your location is critical and needs to be specific to your business. Obviously if you are starting a machine shop, your location will be different than someone starting a used furniture store or an accounting practice. You have to be aware of zoning and check into city requirements to insure that you can locate where you have chosen. You have to determine if there is enough parking and acceptable access. Use your business plan to project the number of customers you will need to attract, and then search for your location with that in mind. The last thing we’ll look at this month is: what type of entity should I form? The legal structure of your business can range from a sole proprietorship, the easiest form, to a complicated corporate structure. In between are LLC’s and partnerships. Each of these structures have advantages and disadvantages. The sole proprietorship leaves you vulnerable to the debt accumulated from the business. The partnership leaves you responsible not only for your debt, but also for the debts accumulated by your partner, in the name of the business. LLC’s and corporations are the most advantageous in protecting you and your assets, but also the most complicated to form and maintain. My wife and I just started this paper three months ago and we’re also starting an accounting and tax practice in downtown Caldwell. There isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish everything we need to get done. But we are confident that we will persevere and thrive once we get through the startup phase and into our new life.
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American Legion Oratorical District Contest Winners Announced
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Lochlan Frederick, Amanda Williams and Lance Giannini opportunity to participate in the area competition in February. The second place winner, Amanda Williams, a student of Skyview High School in Nampa, won a $75 scholarship. The third place winner, Lance Giannini, a student of Caldwell High School, won a $50 scholarship. The winner of the district Lance Giannini, a Caldwell competition, Lochlan Frederick, High School senior, was selected will compete in the area to represent Caldwell’s Post #35 competition, which will be held on in the district competition. It February 7, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. The was held on January 24, 2015, area competition’s winner will at the Loren M.Trotter Post move on to the state competition, #35 in Caldwell, Idaho. Three and its winner will move on contestants competed at the district to the national competition. level and delivered speeches The first-place winner of the relating to the Constitution. national competition will The first place winner of the receive an $18,000 scholarship, district competition, Lochlan the second-place winner gets Frederick, is a home-schooled $16,000, and the third-place student from Meridian. He won winner will receive $14,000. a $100 Scholarship and the Caldwell’s American Legion Post #35 held its annual Oratorical Contest on January 10, 2015. Students gave speeches about some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, along with some emphasis on the duties and obligation of citizens to their government.
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17th annual Alaskan Cod Fish The 17th annual Alaskan Cod Fish Dinner will be held at Our Lady of The Valley Catholic Church, 1122 W. Linden St., Caldwell. (Just off Farmway Road) This dinner sponsored by The Knights of Columbus attributes its success to their secret recipes. The response from the entire community has been phenomenal, coming back year after year for high quality Alaskan Cod: both baked and breaded, fries and coleslaw. The dinners will start Friday night February 20th from 5-7 PM. Dinners are economically priced at $10 per person, $8 for seniors and
“An Act of Kindness”
Here is the shout-out to the Republic Services driver: On Thursday January 22nd, I was involved in a collision with another auto on Airport and Beech at approximately 10 am. After the accident, I was picking up the broken plastic and other debris from the street. A Republic Services garbage truck traveling south on Airport stopped, and the driver got out and used his broom to sweep up the pieces. He then picked it all up and saved me the trouble of doing so. I want to thank the Republic Services employee (whose name I did not get), and tell him that he cheered me up with his courteous and helpful assistance at a stressful moment!
Submitted by Darwin Schweitzer
kids 5-12, family discounts at $35 per family. The Knights will be serving every Friday night through March 27th. Everyone is welcome, join your friends/neighbors and enjoy a night out. The last dinner on March 27 will also feature a Silent Auction to raise money for the Knights of Columbus Scholarship campaign which offers at least four scholarships to students attending any college, university or technical school. Students need to contact any Caldwell Knight of Columbus or Our Lady of the Valley Parish office for an application and details. We Buy & Sell Antiques-New Dealers Welcome
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Stan Boster, Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor for District 9, and Revis Turner, District Governor for Utah-Idaho, of Kiwanis International, presented Archie Stradley a “Century of Service Award” in recognition of a century of “serving the Children of the world. He was recognized for his years of volunteer service in Caldwell’s Kiwanis Club and the Caldwell’s Elks Lodge No. 1448.
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