January 2017 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho

Edition Twenty-Six



Introducing Dave’s Big Back Yard

Hernan Reyes An Inspiration to all

Paynter Avenue History

Angelina Goodson CHS National Hispanic Scholar

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The burden to present a plan to enhance safety features for the tent facility is up to Sheriff Kieran Donahue (in photo) and his department. They will have 60 days from January 3rd to bring the plan to City Council.

During the December 19th City Council meeting, Mayor Nancolas told the opposing factions of the debate on whether or not the tented jail facility should revert back to a work release center from its current use as a minimum security facility, that this decision should never have had to come to the city council. The relationship between the Sheriff’s office and the board of the County Commissioners has been rocky at best for a long time. Due to their conflicted working relationship, neither side could work out a solution to the problem of securing the tented facility’s structure to insure the community’s safety when it came to the problem of recent inmate escapes over this past 18 months. County Commissioners Craig Hanson and Steve Rule supported the amendment of the special use permit to return the tented facility to its original 2005 form, which was to house work-release sentenced inmates only. That special use permit was amended in 2010 to allow the structure to also house minimum security inmates to reduce the inmate load at the county jail facility which had overcrowding issues at the time. Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue said the facility to house minimum security inmates should be maintained to avoid costly transfers of 50 plus minimum security inmates to outside facilities at the cost of one million dollars a year when he thought the security issues of the tent facility could

City Council from L to R: Dennis Callsen, Rob Hopper, Mayor Nancolas, Shannon Ozuna, Chris Allgood, and Chuck Stadick. They had a tough decision that never should have had to come before City Council.

be remedied at a much lesser cost by adding fencing around the kitchen area, the outdoor recreation area and putting a “lid” over the facility. He also spoke of putting a hardening agent on the interior walls to make them stronger to avoid the ability of inmates to damage the canvas allowing them to cut their way out of the facility. These security measures were previously discussed in the 2010 amendment which converted the facility to a minimum security facility. At this time, they still have not been put in place as previously discussed. Councilman Rob Hopper aired his frustration, that though these measures had been previously addressed, that nothing had happened to put them into place then and did not feel reassured that they would be put into place now. The cost to house minimum security inmates in other outside area facilities was said to be about one million dollars a year as opposed to the lower cost of making those security enhanced improvements at the current facility, which should have been in place to begin with. Both of these are band aide solutions as the aging tent facility has only about an 8-10 years of life left in it anyway. Money will need to be spent no matter what the solution. There were other logistic problems with outsourcing inmates such as travel back and forth from Jerome’s facility to come here to court dates and for those inmates to have access to legal counsel prior to those dates. Their lawyers would either have to travel to Jerome to meet with them or the inmate would


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Council Decides–Minimum Security or Work Release Center for tented jail facility

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have to come here a day early for counsel, just prior to their court date causing more cost, time and logistical problems. There is no perfect solution to this situation and the Mayor is correct in being that this never should have had to come before the Council. However, since it did, a decision was made with a four-to-two vote to amend the prior agreement allowing the facility to be used for minimum security inmates to revert it back to a work release facility only, as originally designed for, but would continue to allow the facility to house the minimum security inmates and give the county 60 days from January 3rd, the day the order of decision will be accepted and recorded into the Council’s record, to present a plan on how they propose to secure the facility, making it acceptable to continue to house minimum security inmates, to insure the safety of the public. At that point, if they were not able to do that, the facility would revert back to a work release facility as in the original Special Use Permit. If they do meet the condition to present their solid plan, another timeline continuing to allow minimum security inmates to remain there would be determined with a deadline to get the job done and once again, if it is not completed satisfactorily, then the facility would revert back to being a work release facility only. Commissioner Tom Dale believes that with the changing of the board of commissioners in January with the addition of Pam White, they will be able to work with the sheriff’s office to get the job done.

What’s all that ruckus?

by Gator Hagan

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My wife, Cheryl, and I were having a late dinner when suddenly my dog’s ears stood up and she let out a muffled warning “woof.” The warning was not so unusual except for this night, 18 degrees a light snow and icy streets, I decided to step outside and see what our dog was warning us about. I mean, for anybody to be out in this nasty weather, they just had to be up to no good - - - right? I heard a sort of grinding sound out towards my car. I was looking into the dark of night but I could certainly see a couple dark silhouettes moving around my car. I was about to turn back into the house to call the police when one of the silhouettes said hello to me by name. I stepped outside, in that nasty weather, only to find myself wonderfully amazed. Two Caldwell police officers were on L to R: Officer Ben Heinrich, Cheryl either side of my car and I nearly fell over in surprise at what they Hagan, and Lt Joey Hoadley were doing. Both officers had a snow shovel in their hands and they Officer Jeff Cordel, Sean Mc Donald, Sean King, Chad Ivie, Robert Heaton, Eric were burning energy removing snow from our driveway and our sidewalk! You guys are great! Thank you to Phillips, and Randy Deleon. Their motto was, “No Driveway Left Behind!” Officer Lt. Hoadley and Officer Heinrich. Stay safe you guys. With utmost respect; Gator and Cheryl Hagan On December 9th, a group of Caldwell Police Officers got together to Editor’s Note: Cheryl Hagan sent me an e-mail that said, “I died on May 22nd and the Caldwell Police do a little public service. They went around town and shoveled driveways. arrived 4 minutes after my husband called. Afterwards, I was on life support for 5 days. Officer Hoadley said that he didn’t want me to slip on the ice.” What a bunch of good folks our community has in our police force!

Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center 459-0132 Every Mon.: 9 AM: Exercise Class Every Mon.: 10 AM: Fit and Fall Class Every Mon.: 1 PM: Line Dancing Every Mon.: 7 PM Square Dancing Every Tues.: 9 AM (ex. 1-17): Art Group Every Tues.: 1 PM: Pinochle Every Tues.: 5:30 PM: Bingo Every Wed.: 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Jan. 18th: Movie after Lunch Every Wed.: 7 PM: Square Dancing Every Thurs.: 9 AM: Exercise Class Every Thurs.: 10 AM (ex. 1-5): Fit & Fall Every Fri.: 1 PM: Bingo Every Fri.: 6 PM: Dance Library 459-3242 Every Mon.: 10:30 AM: Baby ’n Me. Every Mon.: 4:30 PM: Gaming Every Fri.: 10 AM: Tai Chi. Fit and Fall Class 880-9855 Every Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30-10:30 AM Caldwell Free Methodist Church, 3320 S. Montana. January 3 11 AM: Kritters for Kids, Library. 2 PM: Optimist Sponsored Movie: Pete’s Dragon, Library. January 4 7 PM: Adult Coloring, Library. January 5 Foot Clinic, Senior Center, 1009 Everett. 6:30 PM: Caldwell Library Board Meeting. January 6 Blood Pressure Clinic, Senior Center, 1009 Everett. 9 AM-5 PM: 2017 Senior Tour enrollment begins, 618 Irving St. 6 PM: Northwest Bow Hunter Classic, Canyon County Fairgrounds. 6-11 PM: Bravehearts Night at Indian Creek Steakhouse. Dinner, drinks, dancing & door prizes all money will be donated to help support Idaho Veterans, 1st Friday of every month. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. January 7 3 PM: Ballet at the Library. 7 PM: SIBA “Beginning Birding” a 4-part workshop for ages 16-99. Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). www.deerflat@fws.gov or 467-9278.

January 7 (continued) 7 PM: Northwest Bow Hunter Classic, Canyon County Fairgrounds. 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. January 8 7 PM: Northwest Bow Hunter Classic, Canyon County Fairgrounds. January 9 Foot Clinic, Senior Center, 1009 Everett Board Meeting, Senior Center, 1009 Everett 6 PM: All Ages Crochet, Library. 6 PM: Joint workshop, Caldwell City & Caldwell Urban Renewal, CPN Community Room, 110 5th Ave. 6:30 PM: Family Nutrition, Library. 7-8:30 PM: School District Board Meeting. January 10 10:30 AM: Storytime with a Twist, Library. 2 PM: Homeschool Book Club, Library. January 11 10:30 AM: Storytime with a Twist, Library. 4:30 PM: Afterschool Crafts, Library. 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club, 6 PM: Dinner, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S. 21st Ave., Ray 697-1357. 7 PM: Adult Makers, Library. January 12 2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read with Local Author Carol Green, Library. 3:30 PM: Teen Makers, Library. 7 PM: Southwestern Idaho Birders Association (SIBA) presents “My lopsided Relationship with Northern Goshawks in Northern Great Basin,” by Rob Miller at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). Public Invited. January 13 6-8:30 PM: Vallivue School Board Meeting. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. January 14 8 AM: Owyhee Flat Track Racing, Canyon County Fairgrounds 10 AM-12 PM: U of I Extension Office Class: House Plants, 501 Main St., preregister at Caldwell Parks & Recreation. 10 AM-12:30 PM: 1st & 2nd grades Basketball Clinic (4 weeks), Sacajawea Elementary, 1710 N. Illinois. 2 PM: Pokemon Club, Library.

Calendar of Events January 14 (continued) 7 PM: Caldwell Fine Arts: An Evening with C.S. Lewis, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., tickets: www.caldwellfinearts.org or 459-5275. 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St January 16 Martin Luther King Day January 17 2017 Presidential Inauguration Day Foot Clinic, Senior Center, 1009 Everett. 10:30 AM: Toddler Storytime, Library. 6:30 PM: Swat Team, Library. 7-10 PM: City Council Meeting, CPN Community Room, 110 5th Ave. 7 PM: Canyon County Republican Central Committee Meeting, Administrative Building. Speaker: Secretary of State Lawrence Denney Topics: 2016 Election, Federal Lands & the Land Board issues. January 18 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Library. 4:30 PM: JR Makers, Library. January 19 4 PM: Teen Science Cafe, Library. 7 PM: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club, Library. 7 PM: Using Essential Oils, Library. January 20 Blood Pressure Clinic, Senior Center, 1009 Everett 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. January 21 2 PM: Multi-Sensory Storytime, Library. 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St January 23 4 PM: T.A.B., Library. 4-6 PM: Audition for Missola Children’s Theater: Treasure Island, Lincoln Elementary, 1200 Grant St., grades 1-12. 6:30 PM: Mindful Eating, Library. Youth Hoop Shoot Deadline for 1-24 competition. January 24 10:30 AM: Toddler Storytime, Library. January 24 (continued) 6:30 PM: Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Awareness Class, Library. January 25 10 AM-6 PM: Western Idaho Expo, Canyon County Fairgrounds, 1112 22nd Ave. Free to public. 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Library.

January 2017 January 25 (continued) 4:30 PM: Afterschool Crafts, Library. 6 PM: Youth Hoop Shoot, Lewis & Clark Elementary. 7 PM: Adult Gaming, Library. January 26 10:30 AM: Every Child Can Read, Library. 3:30 PM: Teen Makers, Library. January 27 8-9 AM: New Member Reception, Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, 704 Blaine, 459-7493. 7 PM: Missoula Children’s Theatre: Treasure Island, C of I, Jewett Auditorium, 2112 Cleveland Blvd. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St.

January 28 10 AM-12 PM: U of I Extension Office Class: Seed Catalog, 501 Main St., preregister at Caldwell Parks & Recreation. 1 PM: Missoula Children’s Theatre: Treasure Island, C of I, Jewett Auditorium, 2112 Cleveland Blvd. 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St January 30 6:30 PM: Ask the Chiefs, Library. January 31 10:30 AM: Puppet Show, Library. February 3 6-11 PM: Bravehearts Night at Indian Creek Steakhouse. All money will be donated to help support Idaho Veterans, 1st Friday of every month, 711 Main St.


Chamber activity and participation has a positive effect of business retention and expansion, 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 your community, the Chamber offers several volunteer committees for you to take part on. January 3...............11:30 PM: Ambassadors Meeting, Fiesta Guadalajara. January 4...............11:45 AM-1 PM: Agri-business Meeting, Stewarts Bar & Grill. January 9...............12-1 PM: Transportation Meeting, Golden Dragon Restaurant. January 10.............11:15 AM-1 PM: Noon Break Luncheon, Simplot Dining Hall at the College of Idaho. January 12 ............4 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Kangaroo Club House #3. January 19.............12 PM: Government Affairs, Golden Dragon Restaurant. January 26............Leadership Caldwell, Economic Development/ Commerce Day. January 27............8-9:30 AM: New Member Reception, Chamber Office.

Happy New Year! We have an exciting year ahead of us. 704 Blaine Street, Caldwell, ID 83605 (208) 459-7493 • Fax: (208) 454-1284 • caldwellchamber.org

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Our Community

January 2017

by Leora Summers

Dedicated Blood Drive Volunteers!

Seated L to R: Marlene Jacobsen and Nathelle Oates. Standing L to R: Carole Munn, Corky Weston and Amanda Oates.

These dedicated ladies work during the many blood drives we have in Caldwell through our American Red Cross. During the recent Christmas Blood Drive sponsored by Caldwell Rotary Club, 102 potential donors walked through the door with appointments in good faith to donate blood during this holiday season when the need for blood is so acute. Ninety-six pints were successfully donated, making one pint over the goal of ninety five! Thank you ladies for all you do for our community! Happy New Year!

Dick Winder has been involved with the Salvation Army since the 1990s beginning with his term as Mayor of Caldwell. He is one of four lifetime members of the Salvation Army and has served as its Chairman and on its numerous committees in the past. Dick has been a member of the Caldwell Elks Lodge for 59 years and beginning in 2001, he initiated the Lodge’s commitment to the Salvation Army by having the Elks ring the bell for them that year during the holiday season. They have been ringing for the past 16 years and over that time, their lodge has raised

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more than $130,000.00 to assist the Salvation Army in its quest to provide assistance to those who need financial help and to those who seek a relationship with God. Each year there is a competition with Caldwell’s service clubs to see who will raise the most money for the Salvation Army and the rivalry begins all over again to support an organization that supports those in need in our own community! Thanks Dick Winder for starting something special. You are special to our community and especially to Caldwell’s Salvation Army. God Bless!

P.E.O. Chapter House Manager Darlene Harryman Retires

The P.E.O. Chapter House was jam packed on Sunday, Dec. 11th when 100+ people gathered to wish manager Darlene Harryman a happy retirement. The weather was sunny as P.E.O. sisters, community members, church and yoga friends of Darlene’s gathered together. A tribute was made by the Chapter House Board President Debby Taisey and there were a few moist eyes as Darlene thanked all for coming and expressed her love of P.E.O. and especially for the Chapter House. Light refreshments were served by the four Caldwell chapters and a festive mood prevailed throughout the afternoon. Karen Ray will take over the reins as manager in January. Karen comes with a wealth of experience in many different fields with a special interest in citizens. She looks forward to being a part of helping them be able to enjoy fulfilling lives and have enriching experiences. She is anxious to have a part of making that happen at the Chapter House.

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Dick Winder (center) of Caldwell Elks Lodge #1448 ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on November 30, 2013 at Caldwell’s Super Walmart with Charles Bennett (grandson) and his wife, Jessica Bennett.

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Soon to be P.E.O. house manager Karen Ray (left) Darlene Harryman (right), during Darlene’s retirement party in December.

Act of Kindness at Caldwell Post Office

by Leora Summers, Editor

When Dawn Jensen went to the Caldwell Post Office in December to mail a package, the line was clear out the door, she said. She reported, seeing that a girl had fallen and needed serious medical attention, a kind man named Ronnie picked up her packages and then paid to have them mailed for her. There are a lot of good people in this world. Now let’s all pay it forward like Ronnie.

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Veteran’s Corner

Sponsored by the Caldwell Veterans Council The Last Cold Winter Indoors As 2017 opens with optimism, the CVMH will reach a major milestone in construction. Just as the lighted Iwo Jima flag raising that’s adorned 1101 S. Cleveland Blvd reminds us that mammoth undertakings can be accomplished, installation of interior dry wall is set to commence on February 3rd. This is made possible by a grant of materials from the Home Depot Foundation. Team Depot will be on sight that day to deliver supplies and begin the installation. Job Corp and the Caldwell Housing Authority will also be providing volunteers to help with the work (but no helping hands will be turned away). To install dry wall, it was necessary that the interior framing, all electrical and plumbing work, and insulation installation be complete. What an amazing accomplishment by our veteran community and those that support them! Follow the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall on Facebook for details about the event, and visit www.cvmh-vets.org to see a review of 2016 accomplishments.

Local Veteran’s Organizations

Carrie L French, Chapter 1, Disabled American Veterans. 2nd Tuesday every month at 7 pm, Train Depot, 701 Main Street, Caldwell, Service Officer – Norman Geyer, (208) 405-9384 Loren M Trotter, Post 35, American Legion. 2nd Monday every month at 7 pm. Social Meeting, 4th Monday every month at 7 pm. 1112 Main Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605 Service Officer – Gary White, (208) 608-4891. LT Leighton D Patterson, Post 3886, Veterans of Foreign Wars. 2nd Thursday every month at 7 pm. 1112 Main Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605.

We are currently raising funds to buy an elevator to better serve our disabled and elderly veterans. More information, visit www.cvmh-vets.org or mail; CVMH, PO Box 1535, Caldwell, Idaho 83605.


Our Community

January 2017

Mayor Garret Nancolas receives Leadership by Example Award!


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and significant industrial growth in the area.” “This project received a Leadership in Motion award in 2012. Mayor Nancolas has also been a prudent guide and adviser to the Caldwell City Council, advocating and promoting good planning practices that improve the community and use resources wisely.” “The mayor leads by example through his long-term service on the COMPASS Board of Directors, chairing the Board repeatedly and always doing so with respect for all. As stated in his award nomination, Mayor Nancolas is ‘a man of integrity, humility, and genuine caring for other people in all walks of life. He walks the talk in leading by serving; in leading by example.’”

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During the COMPASS (Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho) luncheon on December 19th, our mayor, Garret Nancolas was honored with a “Leadership by Example” award due to his long and continued transportation efforts by supporting the long-term transportation plan for Canyon and Ada counties. According to information from the City of Caldwell, “Mayor Garret Nancolas continuously champions transportation, prosperous and sustainable land use practices, and the best of the values Communities in Motion promotes. His leadership in transportation has included working with his staff to carefully plan for a sustainable network of roadways that will support transportation needs as Caldwell grows. For example, under his leadership, the City of Caldwell worked with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) to widen US 20/26 in Caldwell. The city undertook the project – on an ITD facility – due to safety concerns, congestion,

Home Helpers of Canyon County receives “Best of Home Care Award”

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categories such as compassion, work ethic, communication, and training.” You can find more information about Home Helpers of Canyon County on their website at http:// www.homehelpershomecare. com/nampa. They proudly serve the communities of Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton, Star, and Emmett as well as surrounding areas. Congratulations to Jeff Stoker and his staff at Home Helpers.

U of I Master Gardeners in Canyon County Receive National Recognition

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University of Idaho Master Gardeners in Canyon County have much to be proud of. Their Pest Alert Network which sends text alerts and emails to home gardeners alerting them about pests and instructing them on how to control them has garnered national attention. The Journal of the National Association of County Agriculture Agents, a peer reviewed journal, recognized their work. According to the article, there has been significant urban and suburban residential population increases since 1990, with at least 30 percent of these new residents coming from outside Idaho. These new residents are unfamiliar with this region’s soils, climate, and plant materials. Many of these consumers spend a considerable amount of time and money creating and enjoying their landscapes and outdoor spaces; however, they need education about the requirements for maintaining them in Idaho. The article also states that nearly 90 percent of households report the use of pesticide products around their homes and landscapes and

apply them routinely whether needed or not, resulting in the use of hundreds of millions of pounds of pesticides being used by homeowners, and at hundreds of pounds per acre more than their agricultural neighbors. The knowledge and talent of Idaho Master Gardener volunteers has led to the creation of the Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network. The Network is a proactive, urban horticulture IPM program delivered through the University of Idaho Extension and designed to help reduce the occurrence of pest infestations and unnecessary pesticide applications. University of Idaho Extension Master Gardener volunteers in Canyon County use degree day models to predict when pest emergence is likely to occur. Volunteers also scout twice weekly at locations throughout the Treasure Valley checking traps and garden crops for signs of pests. When it is time to treat for pests, text and email alerts are sent out to subscribers of the Network containing researchbased, appropriate management options.

Because of this program, subscribers to the Pest Alert Network have reported increased knowledge about pest management, leading to a change of behavior and adapting more sustainable landscape practices. Examples include scouting in their own landscapes for pests, reduced spraying of chemicals, and increased financial savings because of eliminating unnecessary chemical applications. Figures from the report estimate a reduction of 29,897 fewer gallons of chemical pesticides used, resulting in an economic saving of nearly $6 million dollars annually in Idaho’s Treasure Valley. For more information on the Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network, or the Idaho Master Gardener program, contact the University of Idaho Extension in Canyon County at (208)4596003.

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Our Community

January 2017


CFEO, One-Quarter Century of Adding Opportunity to Education

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Twenty-five years ago it was just an idea, a half-formed plan for providing scholarships to a few Caldwell High School graduates. Today, the Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity (CFEO) is a nonprofit Foundation holding assets of $1,146,000. One of the organizational goals is to assist students Julianne Hunter, CFEO in completing a program of scholarship winner during higher education with as little her Florida internship student loan debt as possible. One CHS graduate, halfway through her Bachelor’s Degree, has been able to stay out of debt! Julianne Hunter, an Animal Science major at BYU-Idaho, is part of the CHS Class of 2014. She earned four CFEO awards: Class of ’51, Kathi Lamm Memorial, Broyles First Twins, and the Daniel Soran Scholarship. Hunter, who just returned from a four and a half month internship at Deseret Cattle and Citrus Ranch in Florida,

the largest cow/calf operation in the United States, credits CFEO with helping her avoid student loans. Her internship included “time on horseback rotating cattle through pastures,” learning to “rope, tag, and vaccinate calves,” and dealing with “a wild hog that lived with the herd” hiding among the cattle. While attending classes at BYU-Idaho she worked in the school’s Livestock Center with sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, and horses. Hunter anticipates her degree will lead to a career in Ranch Management. She will graduate with a minor in Horticulture and is considering graduate school leading to a Master’s Degree in Animal Reproduction. CFEO has other scholarship recipients whose experiences are as compelling as Hunter’s. In 2016, CFEO awarded $36,000 in scholarships to Caldwell and Canyon Springs High School students. Over the life of the organization nearly $400,000 has been given in scholarships. CFEO’s mission has grown to include grants and matching funds for student programs, travel, and competitions. Since 1992, more than $126,000 in grants has been

ALAS provides campus family for Latino Students

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by Justin Dalme, C of I Communications Specialist

C of I ALAS students with student, Samantha Guerrero, (left) and Director of Multi-Cultural Affairs, Arnoldo Hernandez (right), in the front of the group.

ALAS. The letters stand for the Association of Latino Americano Students. But in reality, ALAS stands for so much more. The club is a family for Latin-American students, many of whom are firstgeneration college students. It also offers a support system for students to talk about problems, ask each other for help, or just have fun— all very important as they navigate college life and integrate into the C of I community. C of I senior Samantha Guerrero knows exactly how hard that can be. Not living on campus, the Caldwell native struggled to feel like she was part of the community. There were no dormroom bonding experiences, no conversations in the cafeteria, no late-night study groups. Then she decided to join ALAS as a junior. The result? “It made my experience at the C of I so much better, having that support and people I could go to for help,” said Guerrero, an International Political Economy and Anthropology/Sociology double-major. Guerrero’s story of finding support is a common refrain. Sophomore Daniel Hernandez, a health science major from Twin Falls, is also the first in his family to go to college. “Being a first-generation student, ALAS truly does help you get the support of family and see you’re not alone [going through


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college],” he said. The club is also a training ground for students to showcase their leadership skills, whether that means holding positions on the ALAS executive council, becoming a mentor to younger ALAS students, going to leadership conferences, or taking on internships. “If you don’t think you have any leadership skills, we’ll expose them,” said Arnold Hernandez, C of I director of multicultural affairs. “Many times, students fail… but we brush them off, stand them up and they try again.” Arnold has seen student after student blossom thanks to great professors, caring classmates and a close-knit campus community. But the benefits flow both ways. In 20 years, he’s watched the C of I

grow from having two Latinos on campus to the currently-enrolled 130. Today, 20 percent of the student body is Hispanic, AfricanAmerican, Asian-American, American Indian or multi-ethnic. “Latino and international students bring a whole new dynamic, a diverse background and a richness that you would not otherwise see on campus,” Arnold said. “The different perspectives that they add is very important— whether that is inside or outside the classroom.” That’s why ALAS hosts events such as Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Cinco de Mayo, and many of its members take part in the C of I Cultural Show and Cultural Dinner. It’s a great way for them to learn more about their own culture, and also share it with the rest of the YoteFam. “At the very least, we want people to know that Cinco de Mayo is not Independence Day in Mexico,” Arnold Hernandez said. So whether it’s to gain a campus family, find a mentor, learn about Latino culture, or just be around a group of people who like to have fun, everyone in ALAS agrees: you should join! For more information about ALAS, stop by Arnold Hernandez’s office on the second floor of the McCain Student Center, or send an email to: ahernandez@collegeofidaho. edu.

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distributed. CFEO was the idea of Caldwell Superintendent of School’s Darrel Deide (1975 – 1995). The Foundation that resulted from his plan now includes over 40 scholarships, various types of grants, and the recognition of distinguished alumni. As CFEO enters its 25th year, three additional scholarships will be offered: the Jim Blacker Memorial, the Bev Martin Foundation, and the Class of ’73 Memorial. AS CFEO looks to the future, the organization remains dedicated to helping students, like Julianne Hunter, achieve their goals in higher education.

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Accepting the honor as one of the Employees of the Month for Firefighter Jake Ives were his family L to R: Carmen, Vera, Olive, Cecilia and baby Nolan Ives. Then others honored from L to R: Accepting for Firefighter Kolby Kerbs was Lori Kerbs( his mother), Mayor Garret Nancolas and Firefighter Chase Jablonsky. Jake and Kolby were unable to attend as they were out on a call serving our community.

During the December 5th Caldwell City Council meeting, three special firefighters were honored as Employees of the Month: Jake Ives, Chase Jablonski and Kolby Kerbs. Captain Richard Carico of Caldwell Fire nominated them for their service. According to Captain Carico, these three firefighters have shown exemplary employee qualities, such as determination

and perseverance, in working towards changing the Caldwell Fire Department in a positive, progressive way. In his nomination letter of these three fellas, Captian Carico wrote the following: Jake developed our new “343” pre-connected hose load. This pre-connected hose load is much more versatile and effective compared to what our

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January 2017

Nickels & Dimes

by Michael Hensel, CPA

Like it or not, it rolls around every year, tax time. Some of the advice never seems to change; gather up all your receipts and (if you haven’t) organize them - charitable contributions, child and dependent care expense, moving expenses, property taxes (if not paid by your mortgage company), medical expenses, home office expenses, vehicle expenses (if you use your vehicle for work or have charitable or medical mileage), other unreimbursed employee expenses (uniforms, cleaning of said uniforms, tools of your trade, education and a myriad of others), higher education expenses, educator expenses, and other miscellaneous expenses including the fee you paid your tax preparer and your safety deposit box if used for taxable income related documents. Once you have this put together you can have a meaningful discussion with your tax advisor about their ultimate deductibility considering the rules and sometimes myopic and confusing tax law. You should receive your W-2 from your employer by January 31 and your 1098 from your mortgage company by February 1. You may also receive some 1099s if you have income from sources other than a job. If you have a rental property or own a small business, get the final financial reports completed as soon as possible. While the time has passed for you to fund most deductions, you still have the opportunity to make deposits in your IRA provided you otherwise qualify. Other than that, the best you can do is gather those receipts and get your return prepared. If you owe, you don’t have to file or pay until April 17th this year because the 15th is a Saturday. If you are getting a refund, getting done now is money in the bank. Although there are new rules that impact, a number of people, anyone claiming the Additional Child Tax Credit or the Earned Income Tax Credit, will see their refund delayed until February 15th to give the IRS additional time to combat fraud. There are also additional due diligence requirements for tax preparers, so you will have additional questions to answer when they interview you. Finally, start planning for next year as soon as you know how this one turned out. Adjust your withholding allowances with your employer, increase your deposits into your retirement account if you have one and open one if you don’t. It is hard to say what is going to happen with the Affordable Care Act, but it will impact your 2016 taxes and probably isn’t going to go completely away, although we can expect some changes in the future.


Happy New Year to all the readers of the Caldwell Perspective! I am truly grateful for all the readers that have told me that they’ve enjoyed my articles. Writing was never my thing, ever. Mine has always been in doing. Writing has helped me realize how blessed I have been to do something most my life that I have enjoyed. I recently heard that you don’t start out having a passion for something. It turns into a passion when you keep doing that thing, and you get better and better at it, leading to confidence and competence in that thing. So that’s really how I started. I had to mow my mom’s one-third acre lawn with a gas powered push mower. I had to hand trim the fence line with those hand sheers. Then we got an electric powered weed whacker. Dragging that extension cord around was no fun. Then I started mowing lawns around the neighborhood for five bucks a lawn. It was the seventies. After that I worked for a hot tub company where I got to fix the sprinklers around the hot tubs we put in the ground. My next job was for a sprinkler outfit and all I did for two years was clean trenches and dig the holes and some were very big holes. I hated every minute of it, but it was a job. When I moved to Palm Springs, California, my

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January 2017

Jeremy Feucht

We thank our fishing columnist Jeremy Feucht for his great articles in his “Hook, Line and Sinker” column this past year and wish him well as he moves forward in life with work and family. He wrote many great fishing updates and articles for our Caldwell

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Perspective and we will miss him, but he is still around the area, so if you see him, say hello to him! Today we introduce Dave McCormick to you as our new outdoor columnist. He grew up in Caldwell and fishes everywhere for any species all year round. He began fishing early on but really got into fishing when he got into fly fishing. Later he got into bass fishing and into tournament bass fishing. He also

Dave’s Big Back Yard by Dave McCormick Winter is setting up to be a bit harsh after that well above average November. Say goodbye to golf for awhile unless you have plans to fly south. That sounds like an excellent idea. Back home, if the weather forecasters are right, we should be able to catch some fish through little round holes real soon. Cascade is always a favorite destination. Perch are early spawners so they are fat with roe in the winter and some real football size perch are always caught when the surface is flat with zero waves. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking the legislature to raise fees on licenses and tags, etc. Their premise is that costs are going up and there hasn’t been a significant raise in ten years. I know that Fish and Game has a huge obligation

to the sportsmen of Idaho, whose numbers keep declining, though the population is increasing. Though the last few years gun sales and ammunition went up dramatically, sadly they did not translate into a huge increase in license fees nationwide. No new young sportsman! I cut my teeth on pheasants with my grandad. Sadly, he is gone now and so are the pheasants, along with a lot of young sportsmen. Happy New Year!

Rob Miller of the Intermountain Bird Observatory will present the following program to the Southwestern Idaho Birders Association on January 12 at 7PM in the visitors center of Deer Flat NWR. The public is always welcome to attend these meetings. Rob tells it like this, “I absolutely love everything about Northern Goshawks. However, I get the impression the feeling isn’t always mutual. I have spent six years learning everything I can about this unique forest predator in the unusual forests of the northern Great Basin. My students and I have studied their behavior, diet, reproduction, habitat, blood parasites, and genetics. Our work has resulted in three scientific publications with four more in process. I will share what we have learned Northern and where our research is headed. I’ll also share some stories about the challenges Goshawk and rewards of pursuing a species that is elegantly regal yet willing to fight dirty when needed. There may even be a photo or two.” Rob is a Research Biologist with the Intermountain Bird Observatory. He spent 20 years working for Hewlett-Packard before leaving to pursue an encore career in field biology. He has since completed his MS in Raptor Biology and has a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Analysis from Boise State University.

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Hernan “Non” Reyes--I first heard of him when he spoke at my church. What an inspiration for anyone who thinks they are “down on their luck!” When you are feeling sorry for yourself, just remember, there is someone out there whose situation may be so much worse than the one that you are fretting about. How we deal with what happens to us shows the depth of our character and we can choose to wallow and think about the things that we don’t have due to our situations or we can look at what we can do with the gifts that God gave us or allowed us to keep. If we stop worrying about what we can’t do, and turn our thoughts to what we can, then life becomes worth living again. When something bad happens, it takes a while to see past the utter grief of what we have lost. Then, sometimes someone may step in and open a new door for us to go through to see beyond our loss and that is what happened to Non. Hernan “Non” Reyes In 1992, when Non was a young man with a wife and a young son, he suffered a tragic auto accident paralyzing him from his neck down. He didn’t know how he could function as a man, father and husband without the use of his body. He wondered what it was that he did so wrong that caused him to receive this punishment. He wondered what God’s plan was for him. Nine months after his accident, when his little boy came up to him and asked him to scratch his back, he didn’t know quite how to do that. His son saw that he was struggling and said, “Use your whiskers!” That’s when Non began to think about what he could do, instead of what he couldn’t, and his perspective began to change. He learned to appreciate the smallest of things. He said, “We get so busy in life, we forget to do that. Develop your gifts to use to bless other people.” Something small for him but satisfying, is giving someone a “smile or a wink” to help brighten their day. “Life is good and be thankful for what you have,” he told the group. Later in life, he and his wife also had a daughter, Isabella, who he calls, “a gift from the Lord.” Early in his struggles, Reyes’ physical therapist brought him an easel and asked him if he thought he could draw with his mouth. He tried it and art opened a whole new world for him, shaping his outlook on life. He then decided that through his art, he could use it to help other people and that is what brings us to what he is doing today.

”I’ll be with you” painting. If you look closely, you see someone pushing a person in a wheel chair over a bridge. Perhaps that is God helping him along…

Through the sales of his art, he is involved in helping raise funds for the “Free Wheelchair Mission,” a project that builds very economical resin wheel chairs that are made for people with disabilities in developing nations without the resources to obtain them. What an especially meaningful gift he is giving from his heart to others with whom he can identify so clearly. This is a selfless Christmas act that he can give all year long to others in need. I think he has found the plan that God has made for him. God bless Non and his family and take his message to heart. Think about what you can do instead of what you can’t and if you use your talents, your life will be happier and very worth living. For more information about Non, check out his website: nonsmouthart@gmail.com.

Melissa Volkers brought a gallon of “Human Bean” coffee and “Brookies,” (chocolate chip cookie/brownie cookies), to the folks at the Idaho Veterans Garden (305 West Belmont St., Caldwell) as a thank you for giving her and others a place of peace to honor their fallen veterans. She did this on the third anniversary of her son’s death, Tanner Allen Volkers, who passed away on December 7, 2013. She had gone to the Garden on a couple of occasions previously and had talked to Dan Pugmire about the passing of Tanner, and how difficult that was and still is. When they first met, Dan told her about the Garden and the raised beds at the garden developed for veterans and disabled veterans to be able to grow and create something positive in an accessible space. The beds were also for family members of vets who L to R: Veteran Dan Pugmire (left) serving coffee had passed away, so they could have a spot to devote positive donated by Melissa Volkers to Michael Hensel, energy in memory of their loved one. He told her that this volunteer treasurer for the Idaho Veterans Garden was for anyone who needed it. Council.

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So on this day, December 7, 2016, when she went to the Garden to do something in Tanner’s memory for the veterans who helped others out there, she received a gift herself. She was given a garden bed for Tanner. Melissa and her family will plant that garden bed to honor her son in the spring. Melissa was so moved, she asked Dan if there was anything that she could do for any veteran or their family around here. He told her he had a list of clothing needed for one veteran’s family of four, three kids and a mom. She took the whole list and got everything on it for them. So even though she had gone to the Idaho Veterans Garden to give a gift of kindness in her son’s memory, she received the gift of a garden plot and was so moved that she “paid it forward” again to a family in need. For this New Year, we could all follow Melissa’s example and pay it forward when we recognize someone in need!

Idaho Veterans Garden receives Joint Donation

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Dan Pugmire of the Idaho Veterans Garden received a combined contribution for $2,250 for the Idaho Veterans Garden during the December 7th Rotary meeting. President Chris Batt of Caldwell Rotary Club presented him with a check for $1,500 for the veterans’ efforts selling concessions at a C of I football game this fall and Sheila Harting presented him with a check for $750 from Modern Woodmen. Dan had spoken to Eric Boyum, who headed up the Rotary concession booth during the veterans’ workday, about the tremendous support that Modern Woodmen has had for the Garden. Later, Eric stopped by the office of Modern Woodmen and asked if they would consider matching the funds earned by the vets at the booth. They readily agreed and were able to sponsor a 50% match. In the past, L to R: Chris Batt (Rotary President), Dan Pugmire Modern Woodmen (Idaho Veterans Garden) and Sheila Harting (Modern had helped the Woodmen). Garden with other monetary contributions and had helped plant trees at the Garden. What good community partners they have been to the Garden.

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Caldwell’s Early “Light Rail” System, (Part 2): “The Hat” at the C of I Campus

by Madeline Buckendorf

Have you ever wondered what that structure is over the sidewalk along Cleveland Boulevard in front of the C of I campus? It has an unusual roof supported by four brick pillars, with a “College Heights” placards on two ends. This roof is part of the original Idaho Traction Company’s electric streetcar shelter built in 1912. As was mentioned in the “Part 1” article, the Idaho Traction Company was a subsidiary of the larger Idaho Railway Light and Power Company (IRL&P). The company, reflecting the name of the recent residential subdivision surrounding C of I, called the enclosed shelter “College Heights.” The December 1912 College of Idaho Bulletin expressed students’ gratefulness to the IRL&P, stating: “It is just a little more comfortable to be under the protection of this building while waiting for a car, especially when it is raining, cold or stormy.” Sometime between 1913 and 1917, the College Heights station underwent a major alteration. Its wood-frame walls and windows were removed and replaced with wooden pillars. Historical photographs and scrapbooks in The College of Idaho’s files indicate that this was done for safety reasons, to prevent transients (then called “tramps”) from sleeping overnight in the station and frightening student passengers. College of Idaho students nicknamed the structure “The Hat,” and it became a favorite location for freshmen initiations and other activities. Numerous students and staff rode Interurban streetcars from Boise and other surrounding towns to Caldwell and back, since it was a relatively cheap form of transportation. As the Idaho Traction Company’s profits decreased, all the stations and shelters along its tracks began to suffer from neglect. In 1926, College of Idaho students took it upon themselves to refurbish the College Heights interurban stop, with a small donation from the nearly bankrupt Idaho Traction Company. Members of the “Class of 1926” replaced the wood pillars with brick masonry. After the Idaho Traction Company ceased its operations in 1928, “The Hat” was used as bus stop. The structure was still 1913 picture of the College Heights Station [later called located in Cleveland Boulevard’s right-of-way in front of the college, near the old Interurban streetcar tracks. In 1933, a bus “The Hat”] when it was enclosed. See note on photo: hit one of the outside pillars of “The Hat,” causing all of them to collapse. The roof remained intact, and students under the “College Station, also Hotel for Tramps.” direction of Professor H. A. Hayman moved it approximately 50 feet north to the sidewalk paralleling Cleveland Boulevard. Students built new brick pillars straddling the sidewalk and placed the original roof on top of the pillars. “The Hat” remained an important icon for The College of Idaho, with its image constantly appearing If it’s your dream, it’s my passion! in alumni publications and promotional brochures. Courting activities and marriage proposals occurred there. According to campus legend, future grocery magnate Joe Albertson proposed to fellow student www.jenniefinlay.com • jennie@jenniefinlay.com Kathryn McCurry under its eaves. Over the years, students also inventively used “The Hat” for the setting of elaborate pranks. In the early 1960s, they lined cars bumper to bumper from underneath it to Sterry Hall. “The Hat” is the only recognizable structure remaining in Caldwell of the Boise Valley’s historic 1923 image of “The Hat,” with freshman Lucy Miller interurban electric railway system. It serves as a Jennie Finlay 823 Main Street, Caldwell lecturing from the roof (a freshman “prank” or hazing reminder of Caldwell’s transportation history and as required by upperclassmen). Note: the house across an icon of The College of Idaho campus during the from The Hat on Cleveland Boulevard is still standing. twentieth century. A debt of gratitude is owed to former students and former and present staff of The C of I, as well as former and present members of the Caldwell Historic Preservation Commission, for their continuous efforts to preserve and restore this important historic and cultural treasure. (NOTE: The information in this article came Will Preparation from a project previously done by the author for the Healthcare Power of Attorney Caldwell Historic Preservation Commission.)

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Did you ever drive down Paynter Avenue in Caldwell and wonder where that came from? You know, the street that has the funny intersection where Paynter Avenue turns into Kimball by the Armory? Well that name comes from a longtime Caldwell family. The avenue was named after Charlie Paynter’s grandfather, Isaac Newton Paynter, who homesteaded there so many years ago. Charlie was born in Caldwell’s first hospital, located on lower Cleveland Blvd., on November 6, 1916. He celebrated his 100th birthday this year on November 6th, and just shy of a month later, he passed away on December 3rd. One of Charlie’s talents was that he was an extraordinary taxidermist. Many hunters in our area and from all over the U. S. have had the honor of having Charlie preserve their prize animals. He once mounted an elk rack from an elk that my husband Sam shot many years ago. Sam never again shot another one the size of that one and it looks magnificent because of Charlie’s talents! We all thank Charlie for preserving those memories of those “big hunts” in our lives. Charlie Paynter--”Taxidermist Extraordinaire,” may he rest in peace.

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LET’S TALK! The deep dark hole... One of the most insightful movies that I have ever seen on this topic is, “What Dreams May Come.” When it comes to taking of one’s life, I have heard angry comments from those left behind saying that their loved one performed such a selfish act and didn’t think of those left behind and how it would affect them. They could not comprehend the hopelessness that their loved one felt that caused them to be unable to see beyond their own private hell causing them to think that this act was the only way to end their pain. For those left behind, there is terrible pain with feelings of guilt, anger and sadness. They may feel guilty that they didn’t see this going on in their friend or loved one. They may feel angry at them that they didn’t wait out their situation because they told them that things would get better, because they always do. And they are sad because they miss them and a hole is now in their life where their friend or loved one used to be.

A person who is in that “deep dark hole” of hopelessness is not thinking clearly. They are not purposely ignoring those who are trying to help them. They are so wrapped up in their own private hell, with situations or illnesses that cause them to be unable to see beyond their own pain. They just want it to end and they are unable to see that “hand” reaching down that deep dark hole to help pull them out. They don’t see the after effects that ending their life leaves for those who are left behind. Some may distortedly think they are doing their families a favor, by the financial gain their families may receive through the life insurance policies that may be awarded them, causing the financial woes they are having to be able to be resolved. However distorted this thinking may be, they may think this is the only solution. There are some things we can do to try to help our loved ones, but if they fail, remember that this was not about you, it was about your loved one’s inability to see that hand reaching down that deep dark hole to help.

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Caldwell’s new grief and loss support group met for the second time in December. During that meeting general coping skills were discussed and the following list of books by Elilzabeth Kubler-Ross was recommended: On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of Loss, On Death and Dying, On Life after Death, and The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying. This group is for anyone who would like the support after the loss of a loved one to help them through the grieving process. The next meeting will be held in January with a date yet to be determined. Call Susan at (208) 250-2946 after January 2nd for the date.

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It is easy to say, “Don’t feel guilty,” but try to understand that no matter how much you tried, you can’t be in someone else’s head if they can’t see you. It was their pain, their illness, and their blindness to see hope that caused this. Be gentle with yourself and let it go so you can heal and move forward to be in this life with the family and friends that love you here and now. The movie I spoke of, “What Dreams May Come,” is a wonderful insight into suicide, but ironically Robin Williams, one of the main actors in this film took his own life while fighting his own illness and feelings of hopelessness. Start fresh this year. Let go! Move forward! Love fiercely! Live your life!

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January is Stalking Awareness Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday. What do those two even have in common? Stalking is a form of abuse and is very much a social issue. Martin Luther King was a man seeking justice and equality for all. One of his most famous quotes, “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” often makes me think the same for victims of abuse. The oppression and cruelty by the offenders truly is a tragedy. However, the greatest tragedy, is the silence of the rest of us. Domestic abuse and sexual assault are very prevalent in our community. One in three of what is reported are effected each and every day. It can be difficult to know what to do. Here are some suggestions for assisting the victim. • Do not judge them. • Listen to and believe what the victim tells you – too often people do not believe a victim when they first disclose abuse. • Reassure them that the abuse is not their fault. • Don’t tell them to leave or criticize them for

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Your child just came home from school with a note: Your kid has lice! Now what? Don’t panic! People have been dealing with lice forever. Mummified louse have been found on human mummies in both the old world and the new, and treatments have come a long way since King Tut. Now that we’ve calmed down, let’s take care of the problem. First, verify that your child actually has lice. Begin a thorough inspection of the hair, paying close attention to the areas near the scalp. If you’ve confirmed the presence of lice or eggs, you need to treat. Over the counter medication in shampoo or lotion form are readily available. Note that over-thecounter treatments don’t kill eggs, so a treatment schedule is required. You should treat the hair at least two or three times on a 7-10 day cycle—the treatments eventually kill all adults before more eggs are laid. After every treatment, and as often as you want (daily is recommended), you need to inspect for and remove any lice or eggs in the hair. Eggs are also called ‘nits,’ and it is because of this meticulous process that people who annoyingly look for small things to pick out are called ‘nit’ pickers. Commercial combs are available to help in this process, and are often included in the treatments you buy.

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If you’re still seeing lice after the recommended amount of treatments, consult a physician. This is not uncommon. Over the years some lice have become resistant to traditional medication. Your physician can prescribe powerful medication that kills both adults and eggs. Towels, clothes, & bedding should be washed and dried on the warmest setting to kill any lice or eggs. Items that can’t go in your washer or dryer should be dry cleaned or sealed in a plastic bag for 4 weeks. Hair brushes, combs, hair ties, etc., can be placed in the freezer, or boiled for 10 minutes to kill all life cycles of this insect. Carpets and furniture can be also treated with approved insecticides. Make sure to follow instructions and use labeled rates. Consult a pest professional if you feel uncomfortable doing it yourself. Though it’s every parents fear, and every school nurse’s worst nightmare, lice problems aren’t the end of the world. Follow these steps and you’ll be fine!

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January 2017


“Not Important...but possibly of interest” by Wayne Cornell The power went off at about 7:10 on a Monday morning. I figured it would come back on momentarily but it didn’t. The lights were out all over the neighborhood. When the power went off, we were getting ready to go to the YMCA. So I called to see if they had power. Smitty at the front desk said the only problem he had was answering calls from people wanting to know if the power was off. Since our power was off, I had to pull the release on the garage door opener and lift the door manually. Then I backed the car out and rolled the door down. I heard the latch go “click” which meant I now couldn’t open the door manually from the outside. This could pose a problem because we didn’t have a house key on the car key ring. But we

figured the power would be on by the time we got home so it wouldn’t matter. After an hour at the Y, the power was still off at home. We went around the outside, checking for unlocked windows. There weren’t any. All that did was make our dog Asher, who was inside, think some deranged murderers were trying to break in while he was home alone. We decided to give Idaho Power more time to troubleshoot the problem. We drove downtown to a café with power and had breakfast. Our house is built around a patio. The “front door” is a floorto-ceiling locking metal gate. Once inside the gate, you walk through a breezeway and into the patio where there is a second “front door” into the house proper. If we only are going to be away for a short period, we lock the gate but not front door in the patio. When we got home, the power was still off. I got a ladder

out of the shed. “What are you going to do?” my mate asked. “I’m going to use the ladder to climb up on the roof. Then I’m going to carry the ladder over the roof and use it to climb down into the patio and open the gate,” I explained. “I don’t think that’s a good idea,” she said. Guys your age often fall of ladders and/or roofs. Besides, about the time you get inside, the power will come back on.” “Well I think I have pretty good balance for a guy my age,” I said. “And who knows? The power could be off all day.” So while she sat in the warm car, I climbed up the ladder, carried it up over the roof, paused for a minute to catch my breath, climbed down into the patio and unlocked the gate. And as soon as I unlocked the gate, the power came on. Now we lock the gate and the front door and have keys for our house on all the car key rings. Being retired doesn’t necessarily make life less complicated.

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BEST SELLER BOOK REVIEW by Michelle Ross Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler

Perfume River is one of my favorite books of the year! Butler’s tale centers on the life of a Vietnam veteran and the impact that his service in the war has over the rest of his life. At seventy, Robert is still teaching university history classes in Florida, but starting to take stock of his life and relationships. His marriage, while content, has definitely evolved over the years, as have his connections with others in

his life. Relationships are at the heart of this narrative. The tale itself is poignant, but it is the writing itself that really made me love this book. Butler is a master of time manipulation, jumping seamlessly from current to current day account back to wartime memories and even between characters. The transitions are so smooth that more than once I had to go back and reread to find exactly where the change took place. The entire book is a single chapter, which seems like it would be detrimental in something that is so fluid between time and

characters, and yet it plays perfectly into Butler’s style. The writing in this is magnificent! “What was the rest of my life to be? But I had no answers and I fought off the other question: what had all of my life been?” ― Robert Olen Butler

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Tarnishing of the Badge by Jerry Summers Ta r n i s h i n g of the Badge is Summers’ first venture into nonfiction. The book sets forth the theory that our law enforcement system is sliding into a state of moral decay. Summers opens his book with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, defines the crises and continues with both supporting information and personal opinion. His opinions are based on years within the law enforcement field, as well as

time spent outside of the field. Tarnishing of the Badge raised some very provocative questions about our law enforcement system. I would recommend this book to all members of our society. Jerry Summers holds an undergraduate degree in pastoral ministry and a master’s degree in business administration in marketing from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Summers also has extensive experience in the various law enforcement fields.

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Spend an evening with one of the great philosophers and writers of the 20th Century as David Payne presents his one-man play as C.S. Lewis. The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life, including the American woman who turned his life upside down.

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Local children shine in this classic adaptation of a fairy tale. This year, we present Treasure Island, an original adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel. The year is 1782 and the American War for Revolution is in its last days. Longing for adventure, Jim Hawkins comes under the hypnotic spell of the legendary pirate, Long John Silver and sails uncharted seas with only the ragged map and a flock of Gulls as guides. Once on the island, nights are sleepless as true colors are revealed in our hero’s quest for the proverbial happy ending. Audition information: Lincoln Elementary School, 1200 Grant St., January 23. Children in grades 1-12, 4-6 p.m. (must be present whole time). $5 Audition/participation fee. No preparation necessary. All children will be cast in Treasure Island or musical preshow.

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Angelina Goodson CHS National Hispanic Scholar

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Angelina Goodson, a Caldwell High School senior, was commended during the December 12th school board meeting. She was recognized for her hard work and being awarded the honor, National Hispanic Scholar. She was one of 1.6 million students who took the PSAT and scored in the top 2% of Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT students who took that test last year. Of her success, she said that she was “inspired by the fear of failure,” which gave her the determination to rise to the challenge each year to excel in school as each year became more academically challenging. She has been accepted to attend the College of Idaho. She plans to major in biology. She is excited for her future. Congratulations to her as she continues on her path to success!

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January 2017

CHS Senior Ally Cameron A National Merit Commended Student

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Ally Cameron, a senior at Caldwell High School was recognized at the November School Board meeting as a National Merit Commended Student. Commended Students are recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by outstanding performance on the qualifying test, the PSAT taken in the fall of their junior year. Over 1.6 million students took the 2015 PSAT-NMSQT. Ally qualified for the National Merit scholarship competition as one of the 50,000 highest scorers. Thirty-four thousand of those students are now being named Commended Students on a national basis. They are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students place among the top 5% of students who enter the competition. A quote from National Merit Corporation: “Commended Students represent a valuable national resource, recognizing their accomplishment as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.“ Ally has a 4.1 GPA over the past 6 semesters and has already earned fifty credits Ally Cameron in high school. She has challenged herself by taking online courses and seven AP courses. Currently, she is working under the supervision of Dr. Scott Truksa at the College of Idaho on an independent study where she is building a gaschrometigraph masspectrometer! Her senior project is exploring the relationship between music and color in the brain. Ally has been a member of CHS’s engineering program. She is also a four year member of the chorale program and is currently in Madrigals and is this year’s choir president. Outside of school she is involved in Job’s Daughters. She wants to pursue a degree in engineering and/or psychology at Yale, Dartmouth or Swarthmore in Pennsylvania. Ally is indeed an outstanding student and Caldwell School District is proud of her as being CHS’s National Merit Commended Student.


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Donna DeMark received a “20 Years of Service,” Award honoring her late husband, Vernon G. DeMark, posthumously for his 20 years of past service as a school board trustee for the Caldwell School District at the ISBA (Idaho School Board Association) Convention held at the Grove this December. Vernon’s son-in-law, Chuck Stout, and his daughter, Lori Stout, were also present. During the presentation Vernon DeMark and his family were thanked for his service. According to the presentation, two elementary schools and one high school were built along with the purchase of an alternative program building during Vern’s

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service. In all of his years, patrons approved all levies and bonds the first time they were proposed. Vern maintained near perfect attendance at board meetings and gained a reputation as one who carefully listened to all who came before the board. He was known for his dedication to student academic achievement as well as student activity and athletic programs. He was a professional, a voice of reason, and an advocate. He personally paid for things when program funds were exhausted. In 2014, the Caldwell School District named their board room the Vernon DeMark Board Room in his honor. It is so nice to have one of our own honored.

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January 2017


CubeSat Project–CHS Engineering Students collaborate with NNU and NASA panic set in. The CHS and NNU students and two professors met at a Small Satellite threeday conference at the University of Utah between August 5-8 to collaborate and learn more about the commitment that this project would take. They were given a set completion date for their CubeSat. It was an “all or nothing” kind of project that was going to take a monumental amount of time and work commitment and if it wasn’t completed by October 29th, their group would get bumped out. Over 1,000 man hours have been put into their CubeSat, a miniature satellite for space research. These mini-satellites are 4” cubes that weigh no more than 3 pounds and often can use commercial off-the-shelf components for their electronics and structure. Duel purposes were set for this 4” cube. NNU’s purpose was to test plastics and their durability in space so future 3D printing plans sent from earth could be printed and utilized in space by the

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During the December 12th Caldwell School Board meeting, engineering students from Caldwell High School were honored for their outstanding work collaborating with NNU and NASA to build a satellite. What a fantastic experience. NASA created an exciting initiative called ELaNa (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites) to attract and retain students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic) disciplines. When NNU got the opportunity, Professor Parke of NNU did not want to participate at first, but the students knew this was an opportunity they may never have again. That is when Professor Parke made a call to Mr. Zattiero, Caldwell High School Robotics/Engineering advisor. With deadlines so strenuous, restricting the normal year for planning, designing, and building, down to only two and a half months to get the job done, that is when the

by Chantele Hensel, Publisher

L to R: Mr. Zattiero, Zach Hilton, Brylee Spencer, Nate Griswold, Chris Lile, Dr. Stephen Parke

astronauts on the shuttle for their needs. Caldwell engineering students’ purpose was to test the amount of radiation pulses per second using a PIN Diode sensor. The launch is scheduled for July 13, 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This small light weight satellite will transmit data to earth for the students to analyze in real time. It will orbit the

earth at 17,000 miles per hour, rotating the search once every 100 minutes for the next decade. Congratulations to all of them for their efforts and the successful completion of this exciting project. Follow their progress as they share information on their website that can be found at www.chs.caldwellschools.org/. 14 years Experience!

Lincoln Students win 2016 Mayor’s Walking Challenge

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Lincoln students were recognized at a celebration assembly by Mayor Nancolas as the winners of the 2016 Mayor’s Walking Challenge! One hundred percent of Lincoln School students participated in the Mayor’s Walking Challenge, and together, walked a total of 5,548 miles during the month of October.

The grand prize of $2000 was accepted by Tricia Stone (Principal), Michelle Humberger (Physical Education Teacher) and Dr. French (District Superintendent). The funds will be used to purchase new equipment for the gym and playground! Congratulations Lincoln Lions!!

Law enforcement in the United States is on the cusp of a crisis in regards to the public’s trust and the industry’s ability to self-police. Sensational headlines involving corruption, abuse of power, and police officer criminal misconduct continue to raise public concern. For the past five decades police officers, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges have conducted business shrouded in a cloak of secrecy virtually unquestioned by anyone outside of the legal system. Yet in the wake of the prominent police shootings of Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, and Philando Castile the public is demanding explanations. In a system of justice where the public’s trust is placed in the checks and balances established, the integrity of those involved is supposed to be above reproach. Ultimate trust is bestowed upon the police officers who enforce the laws, the attorneys who handle the case, and ultimately the courts who hear the case and pronounce judgment. Unfortunately, just a cursory review the United States Supreme Court records reveals this is a process with a systematic integrity problem bordering on complete moral failure. This is both preventable and unnecessary; if each component within the judicial system would conduct themselves with the highest of ethical standards and rigidly follow their respective ethical oaths. And finally, a Call to Action is provided, with information to reach out to legislators to make changes.

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Vallivue High School participated in the Wiley Dobbs Invitational. You can find the results by visiting www. caldwellperspective.com and clicking on the link to Vallivue Wrestling on the news page.

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Caldwell Elks win bell ringing competition!


January 2017

CNR donates “Big Time” to First Cast!

by Leora Summers, Editor

by Leora Summers, Editor

Every year some of Caldwell’s Service Clubs compete in a competition to see who can bring in the most money for Caldwell’s Salvation Army by ringing the bell during the holiday season on their special club day. This year the Elks win that claim to fame, as they have done for the past several seasons.

No one really loses in this competition because it is all for a good cause for the people in our community. Everyone wins when we all work together! Thanks for stepping up Caldwell Elks, Caldwell Rotary, Caldwell Kiwanis and Caldwell Lions! Thanks also goes to the Caldwell Police ($2,753.01) and the Mayors Youth ($432.04) for ringing the bell.

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WOW! What a great surprise it was for Howard Davis and Dyann Aspiazu of “First Cast,” a learnto-fish type of program for area kids, when they were asked to come to the Caldwell Night Rodeo (CNR) building at the fairgrounds in Caldwell to accept a donation for their program. They were hit with a really big check literally and “for real” for $15,000 to support their kids’ program that introduces the sport of fishing to youth. That will really help boost the program to be able to bring the art of fishing to more kids in our area who may never have had the opportunity to experience that. The CNR folks have been donating funds for the past 7 years to worthy causes such as the

“Shop with a Cop” program for underprivileged kids and the “Tillery Fund” for kids of deployed military parents to name a few. It all started off with a Christmas Party about 7 years ago and has turned into a fantastic fundraiser for the group. The first year they earned about $1,600 to donate to special projects and now, seven years later, they earned close to $25,000. About 350 community folks came to the party and played a huge part in making it as successful as it was. Thanks CNR folks! What a great way to have fun and support the community at the same time. You are special!

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On November 17, 2016, the Caldwell Optimist Club enthusiastically presented the Caldwell Public Library with a $200 check to help underwrite the expenses involved with their first two events for a new program sponsored by the Library. The program is for teens and is titled “Teen Engineering and Science Café.” Imagine you could have a soda and chat with a scientist, a professor, or an engineer and be able to ask them questions about their work, enjoy some food and relax. Now add your friends, who are all in this conversation too. Then toss in handson activities to help you understand their concepts better. That is a teen science café! If you’re in grades

6-12, you’re curious about the world, and you like free food, come join us. In a nutshell, that’s what the café is all about. The Library held its first event in October which was presented by Dr. Rita Dixon, State Wildlife Action Coordinator for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The November 17th presentation was made by Dr. Brian Jackson, Boise State University physicist. His topic was “Exploring the Night Sky.” For more information on future Teen Science Café events go to: www.caldwellpubliclibrary.org, or phone 459-3242.

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Left photo: Orchard on Homedale Road. Right photo: Debi Jensen took this photo of ice covered flowering pear tree berries. She said, “The robins were going crazy eating them!” On December 9th, we had freezing rain or an “ice storm.” Debi Jensen, who lives at the top of a hill on Homedale Road, reported on Facebook that people were unable to get up the hill. One truck was pulling one car up at a time, over the top. “Cars were slipping and sliding awful,” she wrote! Even the snow in her yard was shiny and slick. Later, Homedale Road was shut down

with two cars still left at the bottom of the hill that could not make it to the top. The Good Samaritan with the truck had already gone home. Many people commented that they parked their cars in their slanted driveways only to later find them across the street from their houses. They were lucky no one was parked where their cars had landed. Some people did it twice. What were they

I couldn’t help but notice, just like many of you, the conditions of our roads during the holiday season. There is no other feeling like having your vehicle slide through an intersection while trying to stop, or the impending doom of landing on your back, as your feet give way. This last month has definitely been a nonstop series of ice capades. So for this month, better late than never, I thought we

might touch on the subject of icy conditions. Not just on our roads, but the areas we walk on as well. One of my coworkers earlier in December posted a paper on one of the bathroom doors, a sign about walking on ice. It was humorous to look at. On it was a very colorful penguin, with the look of fear in his eyes. The penguin was trying to navigate a slippery surface, as he waddled across it. This was actually a good idea for anyone. Rather than trying to take large steps, try waddling like a penguin when confronted by a slippery surface. As for driving, I’m going to share nine tips to help reduce the chances of your vehicle from

thinking! This “Ice Storm” made for a very unusual visual presentation of our country side. Tree branches were encapsulated in ice as if they had been “flash frozen.” The view of ice encapsulated bare fruit trees in orchards and iced fields looked surreal. There was an odd sense of beauty in the area as if it was literally frozen in time.

WOW! Caldwell has outdone itself again with this year’s Night Light Parade which was held on December 3rd. There were over 90 floats making this 14th parade the biggest one so far. It was a great night for the parade and the parade route was lined with thousands of people from all over the Treasure Valley. This is one of the largest night light parades around and a great family event that everyone looks forward to every year. Prizes for this year’s noncommercial winners were awarded to: Inglesia Demasco as West Valley Medical Center’s Sponsor’s

Public Safety-Icy Sidewalks and Roads becoming a runaway bobsled of doom. 1. Reduce your speed. It really doesn’t matter what type of vehicle you drive, excessive speed on icy roads is an accident waiting to happen. Even four-wheel-drive vehicles can fall prey to the roads. 2. Avoid icy roads if possible. Sometimes this cannot be avoided, but if it is possible, try using only cleared roads. 3. Wear your seat belt. Not only is this the law, but it could probably save your life should you lose control of your vehicle. 4. Watch the news. It is a good idea to see what the current weather report has in store. This could make a difference when trying

to avoid potentially hazardous conditions. 5. Go easy on your brakes. Despite what you might believe, antilock brakes (ABS) are not effective on icy surfaces. This is also the most common trigger to uncontrollable slides. 6. Turn into a slide. If your vehicle starts to fishtail or slide, turn your vehicle into the slide. This can help you to recover from a potential accident. Also, if you are fishtailing or sliding, you probably were going too fast for the road conditions. 7. Be hyper-vigilant. Just because you read this article, and you are trying to take my advice, does not mean everyone else on the road is.

Choice; to Boise Music Week for Best Demonstration of Theme: and to Metro Community Services for Best Use of Lights. Prizes awarded for the commercial winners went to: Kemper Northwest for Sponsor’s Choice; to West Valley Medical Center for Best Demonstration of Theme; to Valley View Towing for Best Use of Lights; to Caldwell Night Rodeo Queen, Miss Bobbi Hall for Best Equine Individual or Group; and to Middleton High School Marching Band for Best Non-Motorized Entry. by Ted Brumet, Public Safety Specialist

Pay attention to vehicles around you. These vehicles can be the greatest threat to you. 8. Don’t stop for accidents or stranded vehicles. By stopping, you have now put yourself and others in risk. Oncoming vehicles may try to go around you, or brake quickly to avoid your vehicle, only to start sliding. If anything, have a passenger call 911 to report the incident. 9. Avoid steep hills. Icy road conditions can increase the pull of gravity. Just as you believe you might reach the top, your vehicle stops moving forward. After that gravity takes hold, and your car has now started the icy trip back down to the bottom.

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