July 2018 Caldwell Perspective

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Edition 43 l JULY 2018


CALDWELL BOWL FEATURED ON THE BIG SCREEN Pg. 14 Left to Right: Jo Schill, Lucy Buus, Dee Guenthner, Mary Reed


by Michael Hensel

Sometimes a great idea takes on a life of its own and evolves to become a multifaceted project. Lucy Buus was visiting her grandson in the VA hospital as he was being treated for a brain tumor, possibly related to his service in Afghanistan where his vehicle was hit by an IED.

He was given a quilt that He was allowed to take home when he was released. Lucy was excited to bring the idea of providing quilts to veterans in the hospital to Faith Lutheran church since she knew that they have been making quilts for over 40 years through an initiative by Lutheran World

Relief. Over those 40 years, the project has grown to an operation that hand makes over 150 quilts per year. Those quilts are given to a large variety of people from International students at the College of Idaho, to local high school seniors, and Operation Warm Heart in

Mountain Home. I’m convinced this little group of 8 to 10 ladies has found the fountain of youth, quilting obviously lends itself to longevity as the oldest claims to be 93 years young. They are always open to others that would enjoy the opportunity to not only help a variety of people

keep warm but spend time with a lovely group of ladies and, of course, add years to their life. You can add to the beauty of our world by contacting Lucy at the church, they meet every Monday and welcome everyone, experience is not required.

Tables of quilts ready to be placed in the lap of a veteran at the Veterans Hospital in Boise.

Quilts are of all colors, themes, patterns and hand tied.

L to R: Jean Medina and Patty Daniels tying a quilt.

Lucy Buus

Bev Shallberg

What were the chances that these two would ever meet and become friends? It seemed very unlikely as many years ago, these two were on opposite sides of the Rhine River in Germany serving their countries during World War 2, with one being a 2nd Lieutenant in the 9th Infantry and the other, a member of Hitler’s Youth Army. With the passing of Bill Moore last month, I was reminded of an amazing story that I heard during a Caldwell Rotary Club meeting. Guenther Tiebel joined our club in June of 1999 with Bill Moore and Les Summers as his sponsors. Bill and Guenther told the story of how Guenther was a soldier in Hitler’s Youth Army when he was a boy of just 16 years old, with him saying that at that time, Germany just scooped up their young men and blindly sent them out to fight, with little information about what they were fighting for. With food running out and the Germans losing the war, Guenther’s Youth Army, on one

side of the Rhine River, tried to surrender to Bill Moore’s unit on the other side. Bill’s unit, barely having enough food for their own, denied their surrender. Guenther’s unit was then taken by the Russians, where they spent a few months in a prison camp before being released. With the war over, Guenther found that his home was taken by the Russians, and his family was displaced. Eventually he found out where his grandma and other family members were and joined them. His first job after the war ended was working on a farm, and was paid with all the milk he could drink, which saved his life, as he could not eat as he recovered from starvation due to the prison camp’s inability to feed their prisoners. He worked many other jobs until he made friends at the U.S. Consulate in Berlin and decided to go to the United States. With very little money, Guenther moved his family to the U.S. in 1954.

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by Leora Summers

by Leora Summers

From Foe to Friend through Service!

Bill Moore (left) with Guenther Tiebel (right) during a Caldwell Rotary meeting.

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

July 6 July 10 July 12 Independence Day

July 14 July 19 July 20 July 24

Ice Cream Day

New Member Reception July 18 - July 25

Hot Dog Day

We have opportunities for our Community Members & Businesses to help make all of our fabulous events reality. http://caldwellchamber.org/forms/ Contact the Chamber Office 208-459-7493

Parents Day

Lasagna Day

Cheese Cake Day

July 2 10:30 AM- Baby ‘N Me, Caldwell Library. 11 AM: Baby ‘N Me, Caldwell Library.4:30 PM: PS4 & WII U, Caldwell Library. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Rm. July 3 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Caldwell Library. 11:15 AM: Music & Movement, Caldwell Library. July 4 9 AM: Independence Day Celebration! 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market. July 5 4 PM: Teens: Perler Beads. 6:30 PM: Family Program: CD Album Art, Caldwell Library. July 6 10 AM: Tai Chi, Caldwell Library. 5:30 PM:Crafts & Conversation, Rubiyat Book Store on the plaza. July 7 12 PM: Caldwell Train Depot Open House. July 9 10 AM: July Morning Session 1, Caldwell YMCA. 10:30 AM: Baby ‘N Me, Caldwell Library. 4:30 PM: Gaming Mondays, Board Games, Caldwell Library. 5:30 PM: July Evening Lessons Begin, Caldwell YMCA 7 PM: Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency Meeting, CPD Community R. 7:30 PM-Caldwell Centennial Band Kick-Off Summer Concert, Caldwell Memorial Park, Bring

your friends and bring your chair! FREE. July 10 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Caldwell Library. 11:15 AM: Music & Movement, Caldwell Library. 6 PM: Indian Creek Summer Concert Series-Grant Farm Band, Indian Creek Plaza. 6 PM: City Council Special Meeting Budget Workshop, Street Dept Confrence Room. 7 PM: Make It! Craft Club, Caldwell Library. July 11 11 AM: Kids Rock! Folk Dance with Ballet Folklorico Idaho, Caldwell Library. 1 PM: Kids Rock! Folk Dance with Ballet Folklorico Idaho, Caldwell Library. 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market. 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club: 2nd Wed of Month, 5:30 PM-Dinner, 6 PM-Meeting, Mr. V’s. July 12 2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read, Caldwell Library. 4 PM: Teens: Superhero Movie, Caldwell Library. 4:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting and Beach Party, Indian Creek Plaza. 6:30 PM: Family Program: Hour of Code, Caldwell Library. 7 PM: SIBA General Meeting, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (Corner of Indiana/ Roosevelt, South of Hwy 55). 8 PM: Starlight Cinema SeriesMoana, Indian Creek Plaza.

6:00 pm Brave Hearts Night at Indian Creek Steakhouse 11:15 am Noonbreak Lunch 4:30 pm Indian Creek Plaza Ribbon Cutting & Beach Party 5:00 pm Indian Creek Plaza Ribbon Cutting 3-9 pm Plaza Plaooza! Grand Opening 3-9 pm Indian Creek Grand Opening 12:00 pm Governmant Affairs Committee Meeting 5:00 pm Business After Hours, Boots and Bling 5:30 pm Cool Summer Nights & Creek Feast Food Jam 8:30 am CyberSecure My Buisness workshop

July 13 6 PM: Readings, followed by social hour, wine and snacks at Rubiayat, on the Plaza. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings Orphan Annies. July 14 3 PM: Splash into Fun at Plaza Palooza, Indian Creek Plaza. 3 PM: Indian Creek Plaza Grand Opening, Indian Creek Plaza. 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annies. July 16 10:30 AM: Baby ‘N Me, Caldwell Library. 11 AM: Baby ‘N Me, Caldwell Library. 4:30 PM: Gaming Mondays, PS4 & WII U, Caldwell Library. 6:30 PM: Learn the Library, Caldwell Library. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room. July 17 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Caldwell Library. 11:15 AM: Music & Movement, Caldwell Library. 6 PM: Indian Creek Summer Concert Series-Aaron Einhouse/The Drunken Hearts, Indian Creek Plaza. 6 PM: City Council Special Meeting Budget Workshop, Street Dept Confrence Room. July 18 9 AM: Tai Chi & Qi Gong, Indian Creek Plaza. 11 AM: Kid’s Rock! Puppet Show: Mystery Pie, Caldwell Library. 12 PM: Yoga, Indian Creek Plaza 1 PM: Kids Rock! Bike Rodeo, Caldwell Library.

July 18 (continued) 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market. July 19 4 PM: Teens: Water Games, Caldwell Library. 6:30 PM: Family Program: Read-aloud, Caldwell Library. 8 PM: Starlight Cinema Series - A League of Their Own, Indian Creek Plaza. July 20 8 AM: 32nd Annual Hispanic Scholarship Golf Tournament, River Bend. July 20 (continued) 10 AM: Tai Chi, Caldwell Library. 2 PM: Crafter’s Club, Caldwell Library. 5:30 PM: Cool Summer Nights - Life Size Games & Dancing, Indian Creek Plaza. 5:30 PM: CreekFeast Food Jam - Community Picnic on the Plaza, Indian Creek Plaza. 6 PM: Book Club featuring Northwest Authors, Rubiayat Book Store, on the Plaza. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies. July 21 9 AM: Fire in the Hole Golf Tournament, Purple Sage Golf Course. 3 PM: Science Forum, Rubiayat Book Store, on the Plaza. 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annies. July 23 10 AM: July Session 2 Starts, Caldwell YMCA. 10:30 AM: Baby ‘N Me, Caldwell Library. 11 AM: Baby ‘N Me, Library. 4:30 PM: Gaming Mondays: Board Games, Caldwell Library. 7:30 PM-Caldwell Centennial Band Kick-Off Summer Concert, Caldwell Memorial Park, Bring your friends and bring your chair! FREE

July 24 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Caldwell Library. 11:15 AM: Music & Movement, Caldwell Library. 6:30 PM: Board Game Night, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn, 208-459-3242. 6 PM: Indian Creek Summer Concert Series - Buddy Devore & the Faded Cowboys, Indian Creek Plaza July 25 9AM: Tai Chi & Qi Gong, Indian Creek Plaza 11 AM: Kids Rock! Healthy Snacks, Caldwell Library. 12 PM: Yoga, Indian Creek Plaza 1 PM: Kids Rock! Healthy Snacks, Caldwell Library. 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market. July 26 All Day: Canyon County Fair, Caldwell Event Center. 4 PM: Teens: Pizza Party & Trivia, Caldwell Library. 6:30 PM: Family Program: Music, Caldwell Library. 8 PM: Starlight Cinema Series - Big Hero 6, Indian Creek Plaza July 27 All Day: Canyon County Fair, Caldwell Event Center. 10 AM: Page Turners’ Summer Book Sale, Caldwell Library. 4 PM: Page Turners’ Summer Book Sale, Caldwell Library. 5:30 PM: Cool Summer Nights - Life Size Games & Dancing, Indian Creek Plaza. 5:30 PM: CreekFeast Food Jam - Community Picnic on the Plaza, Indian Creek Plaza. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies. July 28 All Day: Canyon County Fair, Caldwell Event Center. 8 AM: 2nd Annual Mallard Open – Disc Golf Tourney, Mallard Park.

July 28 (continued) 10 AM: Page Turners’ Summer Book Sale, Caldwell Library. 4 PM: Page Turners’ Summer Book Sale, Caldwell Library. 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annies. July 29 All Day: Canyon County Fair, Caldwell Event Center. July 30 10:30 AM: Baby ‘N Me, Caldwell Library. 11 AM: Baby ‘N Me, Caldwell Library. 4:30 PM: Gaming Mondays, PS4 & WII U, Caldwell Library. July 31 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Caldwell Library. 11:15 AM: Music & Movement, Caldwell Library.

Add your event to the community calendar by calling 208-899-6374 .

Senior Center 208-459-0132 Every Monday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit and Fall 1 PM: Line Dancing 7 PM: Square Dancing Every Tuesday 9 AM: Art Group 1 PM: Pinochle 4:30 PM: Bingo Every Wednesday 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Every Thursday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit and Fall Every Friday 1 PM: Bingo 6 PM: Community Dance

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On June 16th, boy did they surprise Debby Ekart! Her husband Rod did a great job of "pulling the wool" over her eyes. Thinking she would be having a birthday party a week later, Rod organized a surprise party a week earlier, so she wouldn't be suspicious. On that day, Debby went shopping with her daughter, Rod told her that there was going to be car show at The Flats16 Event Center that day and to drop by after shopping. For the "car show" Rod organized having some friends with classic cars to bring them over to the location and park them around the outdoor gathering area. Also parked was United Metals breast cancer awareness truck to

Celebrating Debby Ekart!

by Leora Summers


Busted by Chantele Hensel, publisher

Photo submitted by Tina Cacopardo

Friends toasting Debby Ekart (3rd from right) with husband Rod Ekart (second from right) during her surprise birthday celebration.

highlight the event. Friends and family had gathered there earlier and were waiting for her arrival. When Debby arrived! Voila! There was a small car show arranged all in her honor


with family and friends to wish her well on her milestone birthday! Spirits, food, and music were all a part of her big celebration. Good Job Rod! And Happy Birthday Debby!

photo by Chantele Hensel

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L to R: Tammy Weber (Court Reporter), Virginia Bond (Attorney), Gerald Wolff (Deputy Procecutor), Ken Springfield (Attorney), Dave Kerrick (Attorney)

Busted! On Friday, June 22, 2018 at Acapulco a group of wild indians were found celebrating the retirement of Gerald Wolff. Gerald has served Canyon County as Deputy

Procecutor since 1987. It was a great celebration and well deserved. Thank you for being such a sport and allowing the Caldwell Perspective share the event with the community.

Maybe you’ve heard us before and maybe you haven’t, but we’re back! Caldwell Centennial Band’s first free “Concert in the Park” was held on June 25th with four more concerts to follow. Our band with its 40-50 plus members of all ages from all around Treasure Valley has been practicing since last October brushing up on our pieces to give you a well-rounded hour musical entertainment with marches, show tunes, standards, old school music, music of the 70s and 80s and so much more. So, mark your calendars! The next four concerts are: July 9th and 23rd, and August 6th and 20th, with all concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Caldwell Memorial Park, across from the Fairview Golf Course Club House on Kimball Ave. with the band playing in the band shell. This is a fun way to spend a Monday summer evening. Even better, it’s FREE! So come, bring your chair and your friends and hear “The Music of Summer!”

by Leora Summers

by Leora Summers

Caldwell Centennial Band Presents “The Music of Summer!”

A Past Summer Concert in Memorial Park in Caldwell.

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Foe To Friend continued from page 1 He took many odd jobs to get them all eventually moved out to Ontario to be with him. When he first got off the bus in Ontario, while walking to his sisterin-law’s house, he came upon a man beginning to dig an 8-foot deep ditch between two houses. He was immediately hired to complete that job, a job the man thought would take a few months to do. Guenther completed it in a week and a half and the man hired him for more work. From that first job, Guenther had

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a variety of many more in many different towns and states and a lot of them in department stores. That’s where the reconnecting with Bill Moore came in. Bill’s Moore’s dad was Guenther’s first boss at the Idaho Department Store. Guenther took a job in 1961 in the Boise ID Store (10 Years) and later in the Nampa ID Store and through Bill’s dad, Bill and Guenther met and began a great friendship. Guenther moved on to many other

department stores in and out of the state and always wanted to return to retire in Caldwell. Finally, Guenther did return to Caldwell to retire with his wife, Ursula, upon which he began a volunteer job as a Job Consultant with SCORE. After his return, Bill Moore reconnected and asked Guenther to become a member of Caldwell Rotary Club in 1999. His first meeting as a new member of the club was a very emotional one with him and Bill telling the story of

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their first encounter. Tears were shed and hearts were mended, not only Guenther’s and Bill’s, but others in the group who understood the impact of that first meeting in Germany and the friendship that had developed between the two men. During a Rotary Christmas Blood Drive in Caldwell which Guenther organized in the early 2000s, Carole Munn noticed that Bill and Guenther seemed to have a very special friendship. She asked them about

it and they told her their remarkable story. Bill and Guenther were now serving others together through Rotary. Bill and Guenther’s unique story is a wonderful example of Rotary’s mission of “Peace through Service.” Those who were once foes were now friends working together for common causes. In 2007 Guenther moved to Nebraska to be closer to family, and joined another Rotary Club in that area. RIP Bill Moore and God Bless Guenther Tiebel! Until you meet again!

CALDWELL NIGHT RODEO announces scholarship winners Western Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the winners of their 2018 youth scholarship

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Press release Sarah Jane St. Michell of Meridian (attending Idaho State University)

contest. Each year applications are accepted from high school seniors and college students within the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas to compete for one of six scholarships each valued at $2,000. This is one of the many ways Caldwell Night Rodeo & the Caldwell Western Heritage Foundation gives

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Out of 49 applicants, this year’s winners were: Sage Wootan of Glenns Ferry (attending BYUIdaho) Kendall Nash of Homedale (attending University of Idaho)

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Indian Creek Plaza Made Possible by YOU, Opening July 10th

by Destination Caldwell

As the opening of Indian Creek Plaza draws near, it seems appropriate to reflect on the support, time, and generosity of those who helped take the Plaza from dream to reality. If we listed each individual who has helped pave the way to the creation of Indian Creek Plaza over the past five years, we could fill every page of the Caldwell Perspective. We wish we could thank everyone who has shared a Facebook post to spread the word, purchased a brick to imprint their legacy on the Plaza, given their time and talents to the project, or made a charitable donation to bring free events to the community. So, to you, yes YOU, reading this article, THANK YOU! We look forward to the grand opening, a summer packed with events and activities, and a magical winter filled with a

wonderland of lights and ice skating. First Plaza Event, Grant Farm Concert Make plans to take advantage of our opening week activities. We’ll kick off the Indian Creek Summer Concert Series on Tuesday, July 10, at 6:00 p.m. Our first concert features Grant Farm, a Boulder, Colorado-based Americana band. Grant Farm has entertained a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Beach Party Join us again on Thursday, July 12, for our ribbon cutting and a beach party! Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. and the official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place promptly at 5:30 p.m. The beach party

will kick off immediately after the ceremony featuring the Hawaiian Red Light Challenge band, the Hawaiian food truck Kanak Attack, and a showing of the movie Moana at dusk. Grand Opening, PLAZA PALOOZA! You don’t want to miss our grand opening celebration, PLAZA PALOOZA!, July 14 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. featuring live music by funk rock band Jupiter Holiday at 3 p.m., mountain rock band Great Bait at 5 p.m, and country rock band Grant Webb at 7 p.m. We’ll also have local food trucks, craft ice cream, refreshments, beer, and wine! You can even cool off in our splash pad, water slides, and water games from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. See our entire summer event schedule at IndianCreekPlaza.com/ Calendar

Planning Committee Needed for Indian Creek Festival!

by Melissa Nodzu, Indian Creek Plaza Director of Events

Indian Creek Festival is quickly approaching! This year’s festival will take place Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15 and includes your favorite activities, as well as a few additions, such as a concert and a square dance on Saturday night featuring Hillfolk Noir and the Hokum Hi-Flyers.

Interested in helping to plan the festival this year? We are looking to assemble a SUPERSTAR planning committee to help organize the car show, car cruise, chalk art competition, kayak races, and more. To apply visit IndianCreekPlaza.com/ Volunteer or call 208-649-5010.

New 11 Screen Movie Theatre Opens in Caldwell!

A new “Luxe” first run movie theater is now open in Caldwell. The theater operates under the name “Luxe Reel Theatre” and is the first flagship location the company has opened offering first run movies with luxury amenities. There are plans to open others. The theater offers first run new movies and luxury amenities which include full recliner seats, luxury rockers, digital laser projection systems, all reserved seating, full self service drink stations and a Dolby ATMOS digital sound system. The actual address of the Luxe Reel Theatre is 913 Arthur Street and is located just off 10th Ave on the block between Main and Arthur Streets. Sharing a common courtyard with the theater will be two additional buildings that are under construction and will be occupied by compatible restaurants and shops. The City of Caldwell was instrumental in expanding the available parking just on the other side

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of Main St. This expanded parking runs from 9th Ave thru to 12th Ave. A grand opening was held June 22nd and included activities on the plaza in front of the theater with contests and prize giveaways. These activities were open to the public. The theater is a significant element, among many others, of a major downtown Caldwell revitalization project. In addition to the theater the city had developed another city block into the Indian Creek Plaza that will feature an outdoor stage, splash pad, large plaza area and skating ribbon for the winter. Events will occur year round. The public can go to www. reeltheatre.com for more details and show times of current movies being offered. Also movie times can be obtained by calling the company’s movie line which is (208) 377-2620/ The public can also go to www. destinationcaldwell.org to learn about the Indian Creek Plaza Development opening.

EVENT SCHEDULE: 8:59 AM: Flag Presentation/Skydown Skydiving 9:00 AM: Parade 10:30 AM: Opening Ceremony with Mayor Patti Syme/National Anthem 10:45 AM: Bike Contest 11:30 Kids Pie Eating Contest 11:45 AM: Introduction of Activities 12:00 PM: Most Patriotic Bike at the band shell 12:30 PM: Pie Eating Contest/ages 7 -12 12 to 3:00 PM Activities in the Park Pathway of Fallen Heroes JessAnn and the Lightning River Band Van Slyke Museum open Vendors Car Show Free Swimming at the Caldwell Pool Pony rides Jumping Inflatable’s Human Hamster Balls Fire Dept. Wet Zone

Fireworks at dusk Brothers Park

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CHS Students Participate in Bridge Pilot Program Nathan Farris, left, and Ilijah Velasquez, both recent graduates of Caldwell High School, pose for a photo at College of Western Idaho’s Micron Education Center on Tuesday, June 5, in Nampa. Farris and Velasquez are participating in the Welding Summer Bridge pilot program developed by Idaho Career & Technical Education. The Welding Summer Bridge pilot program developed by Idaho Career & Technical Education (ICTE) is giving 14 high school seniors the opportunity to become certified welders in a shortened amount of time. The idea is to “bridge” the 10 credits the students earned in high school with the credits required for their first-year of college, during the summer after high school graduation.

Students completing the summer program will then be able to register for fall courses as a second-year welder. The program is designed to tackle two problems. One, getting more students into postsecondary CTE programs that were cohort model programs and two, getting more skilled workers into the workforce to meet the skills gap in high-demand occupations. The program was opened as a pilot to high school concentrators in welding pathway programs across the state to assist students with continuing their career journey. Students shared interest by reaching out to their teachers and contacting a college transition coordinator. To be eligible, students had to pass their technical skills assessment (TSA),

July 2018 by Dr. N. Shalene French, Superintendent of Caldwell School District

their postsecondary assessment (PSA), and attend a student/parent orientation to learn more.


submitted by Idaho Division of Veteran Services

mint condition, depict the founding of our nation, recognize the branches of our military, portray battles fought in various wars, show medals awarded in recognition of wounds and bravery, honor POW and MIA servicemen and women, and pay tribute to veterans’ organizations and various monuments. These stamps, arranged

Jeremiah Dildine, a ninth grade Boy Scout of Troop 148, has put together a most unique and impressive Eagle Scout Project to say “THANK YOU!” to veterans of U.S. military service. Jeremiah has assembled a special display of 78 U.S. postage stamps printed over the past 100 years. These stamps, each in

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in two large picture frames, will be on permanent display in the Idaho State Veterans Home located at 320 Collins Road in Boise. This collection was compiled with funds donated by members of the LDS Church, which is the chartered organization for Scout Troop 148. This gift will be presented at the Idaho

State Veterans Home at 2:00 p. m. on June 6th (the anniversary of D-Day in World War II). The program will include a flag ceremony featuring a U.S. flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on December 7, 2016 (the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor). Special music and refreshments will be included in the event,

which will be attended by the veterans living at the home as well as a number of invited guests. Members of the media are invited to attend and cover this unique news story. Overflow parking can be found behind the Veterans Home at Reserve Park.

One Proud Grandpa...and rightfully so! Larry Gaukel, a columnist for the Caldwell Perspective and a dedicated veteran has a lot to be proud of. Lexi is the youngest of Larry’s grandchildren. Lexi is a recent graduate of Alemany High School, in Southern California. Following her graduation she was awarded a scholarship to play softball at Franklin

by Chantele Hensel, publisher Pierce University in New Hampshire. Lexi will join her team in New Hampshire in August. Larry is a great guy, The love she shares for his family and for this country is inspirational! “She is a tremendous source of pride for this Ol’ Grandpa!”, Larry says grinning ear to ear. Rightfully so my friend. Congratulations Lexi and Grandpa!

Larry Gaukel’s youngest granddaughter, Lexi Garcia.


FESTIVAL Saturday, August 3rd 6-9 PM Indian Creek Plaza


Come to the beautiful Indian Creek Plaza downtown Caldwell for an amazing Idaho wine experience! The wineries of Sunnyslope Wine Trail are coming together for the 6th annual wine festival. Enjoy an evening sipping wine cultivated by 10+ local wineries, food from 4+ vendors & enjoy the works of 10 local artists. Entertainment is brought to you by the talented Mojo Boogie Band. TICKETS SOLD OUT LAST YEAR!!! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AND SAVE MONEY! Ticket purchase includes Commemorative Sunnyslope Wine Trail Glass.


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Riley’s Cop Stop


by Captain Devin Riley, Caldwell PD

A Generous Donation to Idaho Veterans Garden

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by Chantele Hensel, publisher

photo by Chantele Hensel

Caldwell Police and the Caldwell Fire Department held the first annual Gun vs. Hoses softball game. Before the game, there was a BBQ for the employees and their families, and even a jump house for the kids. This event was a huge success! I would like to thank Bianca Stevenson (CPD) and Lisa Richards (CFD) for thinking outside the box and coming up with this event. You two did an outstanding job of working together to make this event happen. Back row L to R: Dan Pugmire, Mrs. Ellsbury, Frank Ellsbury. Seated in front L to R: Dan and Toshia Stenger

Swearing in of new hires-Servando Contreras, Christina Gurrola, and Jacob Blondon

Caldwell Police will be out in full force this summer patrolling all crosswalks, bike lanes, and parks. Please drive safely, watch out for adults and especially kids who are enjoying their summer break!

It was just about a month ago that the Idaho Veterans Garden learned that their rototiller could not be found. The garden remains open night and day to provide a place that is available to anyone who wants to visit. The garden is lined with beautiful lights and is a marvelous place to visit at night. At some point someone must After twenty-seven years of coming to the Caldwell Police have borrowed the equipment and just forgot to Department to work, Cpl. John Baldazo has retired. Cpl. bring it back. Over father’s day week, Dan and Toshia Stenger drove from Albany, Oregon to Baldazo started as a reserve officer in 1991, and spent see her father, Frank Ellsbury. Frank is a three most of his career doing what he loved most, working and protecting kids and those in the schools as a DARE/ time Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Marine School Resource officer. Cpl. Baldazo you truly will be Reconnaissance. While his daughter and her missed and good luck in the future. husband were here for their visit he proudly took them to the Idaho Veterans Garden, where he serves on the board of directors. He shared the story about the missing rototiller and out of the goodness of Dan and Toshia’s hearts they went to the store, bought a new rototiller and donated it to the Idaho Veteran’s Garden. Thank you, Dan and Tosha. What a generous gift!

Promotion of Pete Troyer who got promoted to Corporal.


Caldwell Meals on Wheels is currently serving around 3000 meals per month to homebound seniors in Caldwell, Middleton and Greenleaf. We run 3 routes that deliver hot meals in Caldwell every weekday. Outlying areas of Caldwell, Middleton and Greenleaf are delivered a week’s worth of frozen meals every Tuesday. If a senior qualifies through the Area 3 Senior Service Agency there is no actual charge for the meal but there is a suggested donation of

$4.00 per meal. For folks that would prefer to private pay for the meals, there is a charge of $5.00 per meal. Meals are delivered by wonderful volunteers: Jim and Debbie Beale, Helen Enebo, Karen Wetzler, Dan Kurtz, Zelda Ayotte, Rod Garrett, Linda Heib, Barbara Burri, Warren Skelton, Don Fountain, Elroy Davis, Marilyn Ray, Monica Estes, High Valley Development, Alex Esparza, Jennifer Young, Sandi Dodson, Eloise VanSlyke,

Chuck Hardy, Warren Burch, Kenton Harris, Jaci Skinner, Zoe Jerome, Don and Lorene Schuster, Fauna Medley, Kelli Warwick, Ken Warwick, Vicki Tieszen, Susan Miller, Sandy Straight, Mike Pollard, Bob Sobba, Louisa Cone, Becky Berry, Ina Adler and Sheila McGregor, Donna Crockett, Mel Henderson, And they are all wonderful!! We are always looking for folks that could commit a couple of hours one day each week to deliver meals. We are

Note from the publisher: To the person who obviously forgot to return the rototiller from the Idaho Veterans Garden on Belmont Street. This is just a friendly reminder to return it, please.

by Julie Warwick, Caldwell Meals on Wheels Coordinator

especially in need of substitute drivers and delivery folks in the summer and early fall to fill in for vacationing regular volunteers. The Canyon County Festival of Trees is a major donor to Caldwell Meals on Wheels. Part of the donation received from the 2017 Festival was used to replace the aging delivery van with a beautiful new one! Please call Julie at 208454-8142 if you would like to volunteer.

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Hello again, this has been one of the nicest springs I can remember. But now it’s summer and July is upon us, so here comes the heat. I’ve been writing this column now since February 2015 I believe column 39 or 40, as there were a few hiccups along the way. I once wrote a column on a plane bound for Italy and then wrote about the gardens and landscapes I saw there when I returned. I even wrote a column of how I found my love for gardening and flowers. I could write a lot more about my personal stuff unless you start asking some questions. But some things did pop up during this last month that I can tell you about. The over landscaped landscape. I have come across many maintenance nightmares as of late, and the owner always say this: “I hope it won’t cost to much.” When you get to the point where you have to consider hiring the cleanup done, it’s going to cost to much. Here’s why; 1- hiring a contractor is expensive because he has payroll, taxes, profit, wear and tear on equipment and extra time holding your hand as you freak out over some of the extreme measures needed to bring a shrub or tree back to reasonableness. 2 - hiring the wrong contractor is costly because if he doesn’t know what he’s doing, even if his rates are good, it could cost you your landscape. So be REASONABLE in your choices of what you plant if it’s a new landscape or remove, replace or reduce the size and scope of your landscape. What I mean by this is simplify your life by simplifying your landscape, but if you like a lot of plants to beautify your space then either hire a good professional to stay on top of things or make a plan of regular maintenance you can do to stay on top of things. When I teach others I tell them,”Do everything every week so you don’t have a lot of anything every week.” It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you skip a few weeds for several weeks. If you like formally shaped shrubs it’s important to keep them trimmed often, letting them go and then pruning can leave brown or dead spots created by overgrowth. If you like natural looking shrubs keep trimming out a branch or two deep inside to keep size and the look will never be noticeable. Do you want spend time working on your landscape or enjoying it? Temperatures are rising and so should the frequency of and length of watering times for all your landscaped areas. Until next time, Pat

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July 2018

My First Steelhead

On April 21st, I either fulfilled an Idaho rite of passage or completed an item from my “bucket list”, or both. My step-daughter and I drove up highway 55 turning off at Banks, journeyed up to Lowman and took highway 21 at long last to Stanley. Outside of Stanley we fished the Salmon River where I caught my very first Steelhead! Steelhead are very, very large trout. They swim down their natal stream to the ocean where they remain for two or three years. At that time, they will start their journey back up the tributaries to spawn. This journey can be over eight hundred miles! When they reach their home waters, they spawn and (unlike salmon) return to the ocean. I hooked up with three steelheads and finally landed one, and it was a beauty! It was nearly twenty-eight inches long and I nearly lost the fish. The steelhead took me into a heavily weed covered area

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just under the water near the shore. My step-daughter, a recently retired twenty-one year marine and wounded warrior, jumped into the water waist high and was able to net the fish for me. What an experience and team effort! The trip was all made possible by three young family men, expert fly fishermen and outdoors men. They have an abundance of fishing equipment between them and decided to put it to good use. My trip was a test run for them, as they attempt to form a charity combining two things they love, military veterans and enjoying the outdoors . My daughter and I were among their first veterans. They would not allow us to pay anything towards the trip, providing the equipment, waders, lunch and the fuel to travel. It was a gracious thank you for our service to our country, remarkable men, indeed. Perhaps, through this article I can generate some

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conversation and recognition for these men and their charitable organization Pure Summits. If anyone has a veteran that might enjoy this adventure I strongly encourage calling Travis Holding at 208716-5830 or email at pure summits@gmail.com. They are avid outdoorsmen and their adventures do not end at fishing but include hunting and white water rafting.

DAVE’S BIG BACKYARD Karen and I headed south the first week of June. Utah has some fishing opportunities just not available in South West Idaho. Willard Bay Reservoir just north of Ogden is an example of giving anglers more choice and better experiences for time spent on the water. “Wipers,” a cross between a White Bass and a Striped Bass is a hybrid that’s fighting ability is top drawer. They are not an aerial specialist; their savage strike and reel smoking runs make them as fun to catch as any fresh water fish I have encountered. Willard Bay also has a sustainable Walleye, Crappie, and Channel Catfish population

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which I have caught targeting Wipers. Utah is known for its spectacular National Parks and is a fisherman friendly state. Utah has a great variety of Hybrids, Wipers, Tiger Muskie, Splake, and Tiger Trout to name a few. A three-day license is only $24.00, very reasonable in comparison to Idaho or Oregon non- resident fees. So, I have touted the positive aspects of Angling in Utah it seems to me Idaho could take some steps for different angling opportunity not complaining, just sayin. Fishing is not the only attraction in this northern Utah destination. On the second day of our trip the wind picked up, making fishing impossible. The Bear River Nautical Bird refuge is just north of Willard Bay. There is an interpretative center just west of interstate I-15 and a 12-mile loop road that spans the entire refuge. Although there were time constraints which made the loop undoable, the interpretative center was time well spent. July can typically be a month when fishing can go into the doldrums - as water temperatures rise, angling success can sink. Reservoirs along with local

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ponds can become unfriendly to anglers when surface temperatures approach 80 degrees. Also, fish and game usually suspends stocking programs when fish survival becomes uncertain. There are still fishing opportunities, if you like to hike, high mountain lakes fish well throughout summer months. Rivers and streams can be good, the upper Payette and Boise drainages (to name a couple close by) fish well through the summer. Check regulations as some have special rules. Summer is here, get out and enjoy what outdoor Idaho has to offer.

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Get Prepared! Hunting is Around the Corner! daily at recommended levels. So how do you tell if you are exerting hard enough or too hard? The recommendations are to get your heart rate to certain goals. Take 220 minus your age, say 60, and product is 160. That 160 is your maximum heart rate. Now take 50% to 70% of that and there is your goal heart rate, 90 to 112 heart beats per minute, in this example. The easiest way is to notice your breathing. Ever notice how if you are walking and talking with a friend and start up a hill and breathing becomes difficult to the point that you cannot talk? That’s when you are over the 70% level of your goal heart rate. You should always be able to talk. So an easy way is to increase activity until you cannot talk then slow down to where you can talk. If you are older or have significant medical problems, it is always a good idea to be cleared by your physician before starting. If during your training, you develop chest pain, pressure or heaviness, severe shortness of breath or feel like you are going to faint, you should be evaluated by your physician. The other good idea is to cross

train. That is, don’t do the same exercise every day. As we get older, we don’t tolerate that as well and get repetitive stress injuries. So one day walk or jog and the next day swim and the next day bike. The other aspect of exercise is strength training. Aerobic conditioning is great but, when you are climbing hills you need the strength in your arms and legs to carry you. I had a patient who was on a sheep hunt and worked hard on aerobic conditioning but neglected his strength and suffered for it. So this is where you do resistance training with weights, elastic bands etc. Certainly, joining a club and getting started with a personal trainer is a good idea. Generally, start with low weights and when you can do 3 sets with 8 reps each, you can increase the weight. You want to strengthen muscles in arms, legs and don’t forget your core (back and abdomen). Generally with strength training, you want to take a day off between exercises periods to let the muscles recover. Resistance training should be at least twice a week. You can do exercises without equipment,

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The date for Idaho’s controlled hunt applications has come and gone. Now, all we can do is wait for the results. But, that means one thing. Hunting season is just around the corner! While we have several months to wait for the season to open, now is the time to get ready. I am not talking about getting your equipment in shape but, your body in shape! Going up and down hills with a pack full of equipment requires the hunter to be in some reasonable shape. You don’t decide to run a marathon today and run it tomorrow. Getting in shape requires time and effort. So how do you do it? Like the marathon runner, you start low and slow and build up. There are two aspects to getting in shape. The first is cardiovascular conditioning or aerobic conditioning. This is the part where one exerts over a period of time. Examples of this are jogging, biking, swimming, etc. Again, start slow and build up. Start with whatever you can do, say 10 minutes, and slowly increase as tolerated. Recommendations for this kind of exertion has increased over time to where hopefully we can exercise 30 to 60 minutes

by Sam Summers

Sam Summers, hunting enthusiast!

pushups, sit ups and lunges are great for legs. You can get aerobic conditioning with weight lifting! When you are done with one set of exercises, go straight to the next exercise and keep your heart rate up. Don’t sit and rest. Another way to get aerobic and strength training is to put 10- 20 pounds in your fanny pack and head to the hills. Take your dog they need the exercise as well. Don’t forget your feet! Many hunting trips have been ruined by blisters on the first day of the hunt. You can get your feet in shape by exercising with your hunting boots on. I always take and extra pair of socks and change them during the hunt. Also wearing thin liners under your hunting

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socks are great ways at preventing blisters. If you do get a blister, mole skin can be a hunt saver. So how do I do it? I try to exercise daily. One day I will lift weights for about 45 to 60 minutes and the next day I will get on the treadmill, bike etc. for 30 to 60 minutes. You can also do home chores and get benefit. Instead of walking behind the lawnmower, push it. Instead of riding in a cart for 18 holes, walk! The benefits of getting in shape are numerous. You will feel better, enjoy the hunt more and most importantly, you will get the satisfaction of watching your hunting partner suffer! Happy Hunting!

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Caldwell Farmers Market, located along the banks of Indian Creek on Blaine and 7th takes place Wednesday evenings from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. All of the produce is starting to come on now, zucchini, beets, carrots, onions, tomatoes, and soon corn. The market has a great assortment of baked goods, fudge, and flavored popcorn. Hot food is available for dinner so that you can sit along the banks of Indian Creek and enjoy our great music lineup, which is available on our website: Caldwellidfarmersmarket.com The market also sells local honey, pesto, mustard, handmade soaps, gourds, beeswax candles, sewn items, jewelry, and a whole lot more. Our next special event will be Rodeo days on August 8th, watch for details. No Market on July 4th, please enjoy the events at Memorial Park sponsored by the city. The market accept EBT, debit cards, and is proudly sponsored by D.L. Evans Bank and the city of Caldwell.

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On Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7 PM at Deer Flat Refuge Visitor Center, Leon Powers will present “Our Other Night Flyers Bats!” Ever consider the myriad of wings that flutter throughout our Idaho summer nights, outnumbering our nocturnal birds 1000 to

1? Bats silently go about their moonlight business of insect control - “nature’s mosquito abatement”, if you please. Typically, they operate without our notice and certainly without our appreciation. Leon Powers has conducted some past samplings of our area bats and will give us an overview on species encountered in this part of Idaho. He will also alert us to the ominous peril to bats presently looming on our West Coast. Leon R. Powers, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. In addition to various biology classes, he has taught Birds of Prey classes for 30 years. He is currently “Doc Hawk”, nature writer for Boy Scout’s Boys’ Life magazine, and is the author of the nonfiction books, A Hawk in the Sun, Dead Owls Flying, The Forgotten Expedition, Doc

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SIBA Program “Our Other Night Flyers-Bats!”

Hawk Stories for Everyone, and his just released Seven Summers (about Flammulated Owls). SIBA meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 PM and are held at the Deer Flat NWR Visitor Center at 13751 Upper Embankment Rd. in Nampa. The entrance is at the corner of Roosevelt Ave. and Indiana Ave. All are welcome to all of the SIBA meetings which last about 1 1/2 hrs. with a refreshment time following the meeting.

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The Grand Building

The grand building built as the second city hall was started in 1907 and housed the fire department and the police located on the bottom floor, the city offices on the second floor and the library on the top floor. Designed by Boise architect J. E. Tourtellotte, the imposing building with its tower was opposite the railroad station in the middle of Blaine and 7th. Because arriving by train was all important to the city, having this building basically the first sight of Caldwell was important to visitors coming to Caldwell.

The other item that was often used was the fountain in front of the structure. This was a watering fountain for horses and other animals. The fountain was moved to Memorial park in 1933 and the tower taken down in the 1940’s. This building was demolished in 1967 to accommodate the extension of Blaine Street. While this building occupied the middle of town, it was easy to recognize that the business of the town was conducted here. If you were traveling through the downtown area you needed to go around this building. It was the first impressive structure you saw if you got off the train in Caldwell, and its architecture lent it to being labeled as a landmark. The fire bell occupied the tower and certainly alerted everyone if there was a fire to respond to. As we look back on the movements of City Hall buildings in Caldwell, we recognize the importance of

our town’s organization. There was always a city council and the importance of that council and the Mayor has always been a part of the city ambiance. There were times when the town was looked upon as an inferior entity because of: farm laborers, the stink of the creek, the lack of city vision and probably the underlying inferiority to Boise going back to the trickery caused by the Strahorns and the railroad route.

moving City Hall in 1956 to 704 Blaine. This move was probably to oversee the opening up of Blaine Avenue by demolishing the previous building in 1967. The “new” building is now the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce. Caldwell City Government stayed there until 1984 when they moved into the remodeled

Idaho First Bank Building

The James building at 704 Blaine was the Caldwell City Hall from 1956 to 1984, and now is the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce. It is centrally located across from the fire station and the Indian Creek Development.

From the elaborate building, the government of Caldwell separated itself from the fire and police departments by

Idaho First Bank building. Both of these moves seemed to place the governing and safety of Caldwell together centrally with the fire department. The police department was located closer to the railroad tracks on Main Street until the New Police Building was built and occupied on 5th and next to Indian Creek. In 1984 the City of Caldwell

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moved their mayor offices to this remodeled First National Bank Building at 621 Cleveland Avenue. The staff must have rejoiced to have this bigger space, but still close to the Fire Department. The building had a community meeting room upstairs and became a great site to have the War Memorial and the Ten Commandments monuments displayed. This building is now the Caldwell Development Services where building permits and sign permits are available. Home of the City Hall for Caldwell is now at 411 Blaine where the mayor and his office and water payments are made. Community meetings are held at the police station around the corner down 5th Street.

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CHS Class of 70 Reunites!

by Steve Roberts

Front Row L to R: John Blaisdel, Dennis Boatman, Rander Ekanger, Dave Cotton and Sam Summers; Center Row L to R: Tim Wieczorek (red shirt), Jerry Bates, Karen Vertrees Stock, Liz Owens and Sue Love; Back Row L to R: Pete Hunt, Chuck Krause, Steve Vis, Gary Wangard, Tom Cochrane, Dick Baranco, Kathy Suibb Doramus, George Schader, Linda Haymes Rainey, Eric Eldridge, Tim Vanslyke, Steve Larsen and Steve Roberts

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The 1970 class of CHS has remained close all these years. They have a class picnic every 2 years and a full 3-day reunion every 5 years. Twenty-seven classmates attended this picnic at Memorial Park in Caldwell on Saturday, June 16th. Full class reunions average 90 to 120 classmates. People came from the west coast, northwest, south and east coast to attend this reunion picnic. The furthest traveler was Pete Hunt from the Atlanta, Georgia area. The next reunion will be our 50th reunion in 2020. For info, contact Steve Roberts at 208-890-0601.

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It’s no secret the Treasure Valley is booming. With more and more people moving to the area, businesses are looking to keep up with demand by hiring more people. In fact, the Idaho Department of Labor recently reported Canyon County’s unemployment is below the national average at 3.1 percent. Every year, during the summer season, seasonal job opportunities open for graduates and students. But that’s not the only trend we start to see creeping up. Employment scams are on the rise, and your Better Business Bureau warns job seekers to look out for fraudulent job postings, fake recruiter emails and work-at-home schemes. Scammers will often trick “new employees” into giving out their personal information or their hard-earned money with these types of scams. A recent report to BBB’s Scam Tracker states a Nampa resident lost $600 when they applied to a job that promised a high-paying office job. The job opportunity turned out to be nothing that was advertised and even worse —paychecks never showed up. To avoid employment scams, job hunters should look out for these red flags: Be wary of ”work-from-home” or “secret shopper” positions, or any job with a generic title such as a caregiver, administrative assistant, or customer service rep. These positions don’t usually require special training or licensing, which makes it appealing to a wide range of applicants. Scammers know this and use these otherwise legitimate titles in their fake ads. The company description is vague. It’s a

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huge red flag if you can’t identify the company’s contact information, owner, headquarters or even product from its online ad. Pro tip: check online at bbb.org/ northwest-pacific to see if the employer has a good rating.  There is no interview. If you are offered a job without a formal interview or job application, it’s most likely a scam. Be wary of jobs that hire on the spot or conduct interviews via online chat or instant messaging services. You receive overpayment for work.  Be suspicious if an employer sends you your first check immediately, overpays you or asks you to be a secret shopper. This paycheck is likely fraudulent and will bounce, leaving you to cover the overdrawn funds.  Remember, government agencies post all jobs publicly and freely. They won’t charge for information about jobs or applications for jobs. Be wary of any offer to give you special access or guarantee you a job for a fee – if you are paying for the promise of a job, it’s probably a scam. Get all details and contracts in writing. A legitimate recruiter will provide you with a complete contract for their services with cost, what you get, who pays (you or the employer), and what happens if you do not find a job. For more tips to spot a scam visit bbb.org/ scamtips. Happy job hunting!

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July 2018

Getting Out of Debt-and staying that way

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This is a three-part series on how to get out of debt. Debt can seem overwhelming. There are a few simple steps to getting out of debt for good. 1. List sources of NET income. That is income AFTER taxes and insurance. 2. Build a Budget of your monthly expenses (other than borrowed debt) 3. List Creditors for all borrowed debt Part 1 - Income and Values Before planning your budget of monthly expenses; consider lifestyle, family values, and personal goals. Is it critical to your personal and spiritual values to contribute to your church? Dos your family participate in activities requiring funds? Is there a major purchase necessary in the next year such as an appliance, car, or other “one-time” item? What do you plan to spend for vacation, holidays, or birthdays? Be sure to include current expenses and those you will have in the near future like medical, schooling, insurance premiums and higher seasonal expenses. With future expenses calculate the total yearly cost of each then divide by

12. That amount should be deposited into a BUDGET savings account each month. Your BUDGET savings account should be separate from other types of savings. Putting yourself on your own “level pay” system for seasonal expenses will ensure that you are ready when the increased heating or cooling costs arise as well as having the money at hand when the big expense comes up for school tuitions. When the future costs arise, you will be prepared for them rather than putting out a lump sum and then trying to figure out how to regroup. Next month Part 2 will cover simple steps to building a budget

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I have to say thank you and congratulations to a good friend. I met her when I began the Caldwell Perspective, Donna Queen. She was the coordinator of the Caldwell Senior Center. Thank you Donna for all the years you dedicated to the center. Congratulations on your new position with the Area Agency on aging. They are lucky to have you.

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July 2018

Best Seller Book Review by Michelle Ross

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton After 30 years as an innocent man on death row, Anthony Ray Hinton is released back into a world he barely recognizeseverything is different: friends, family, technology... . The state of Alabama stole three decades of his life and for years refused to even consider his innocence, even with an overwhelming abundance of proof to show that the conviction was wrong. Hinton writes in excruciating detail about what it is like to life in a 5X7 room, to be treated as less than human, and to witness death after death of his fellow inmates. The narrative takes readers from his first years when he refused to speak to anyone, to his attempts to create relationships with the others waiting to die, even convincing the prison warden to let him start a book

CLUES DOWN 1. Central European river 2. Actor Bana 3. 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet 4. Southeast Asian ethnic group 5. Celestial body 6. Investigator 7. Tangible 8. Type of television 9. Opaque gems 10. Portion 12. Carriage 14. Women’s undergarment 19. Of sound mind 23. Mentally ill 24. Office skill 25. Follicle-stimulating hormone 26. An obligation to repay 27. Read-only memory 28. The lower end

club. While the politics of the death penalty cannot be ignored, this book is so much more than that, as it shares a personal view from the inside that creates a connection not often available and invites readers on a journey through a corrupt legal system to one that finally sided with justice. “Despair was a choice. Hatred was a choice. Anger was a choice. I still had choices, and that knowledge rocked me. I may not have had as many Lester had, but I still had some choices. I could choose to give up or to hang on. Hope was a choice. Faith was a choice. And more than anything else, love was a choice. Compassion was a choice.” – Anthony Ray Hinton

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by Wayne Cornell

I began wearing glasses shortly after returning from Army Basic Training more than 50 years ago. If I had glasses earlier, I might have had an easier time qualifying with the M14 rifle. It’s tough to hit a mansized target 300 yards away when you can’t even see it. I was lucky to qualify at all. As time passed, I moved from single vision glasses to more powerful single vision glasses, to bifocals, to more powerful bifocals. Earlier this year, the eye doctor advised me that there wasn’t much more he could do for my vision until some cataracts were removed. He said an upside was after surgery I would no longer need glasses except for close up work and reading. Cataract procedures usually take about an hour. You don’t even have to take off your shoes. They knock you out, make a tiny slit in your eye, suck out the bad lens and slip in an artificial lens. They give that eye a couple of weeks to settle down before doing the other eye. The only hassle is putting three different eye drops in the eye four times a day for the better part of a month. The only issue I had with the first procedure on my right eye was in the prep room. The guy in the next bay was trying to convince everyone how macho he was about the whole thing and jabbered nervously and loudly for about 30 minutes. As they wheeled me into surgery, the nurse said they would give me something to relax. I told her to give mine the babbler and he and I would both feel better. The new lens made everything fairly sharp

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Caldwell Bowl Helps Film Company Win The Gold In 2014, Two brothers from Boise, Nate and Andrew Garcia, began Ice Cream Entertainment. They had made movies together as kids and launching their business was a great way to take what they loved and turn it into a career. They do what they love and earn and income creating commercials and corporate videos. Including some recognizable brands, such as Coca-Cola and Chevrolet. Each June teams of filmmakers from the state of Idaho compete in the I48: Idaho 48 hour film competition and festival. The teams are given 48 hours (beginning Friday night) to plan, produce, edit and submit their projects. The only rules are, teams are given one of the each they must use in the film: a line of dialogue that must be used, a prop, a character’s name and a genre. Nate and Andrew were assigned: sports genre, a shoe horn for a prop, the characters name had to be Lt. McFeely and the line to use in the film was “There’s a science to it.” It didn’t take the two creative men very long to come up with a plan as they have always enjoyed bowling and feel that bowling is a very cinematic sport. Plus, it only required one person. Once they had decided that they were going to create a bowling movie they searched for bowling centers. Once they saw Caldwell bowl they felt drawn to

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ask Harold’s permission. Nate said, “Harold kindly said yes and we were thrilled.” The next day the filming took 5 hours and equally as long on Sunday to edit the video. Together, Nate and Andrew won Best Sound and Music, Best Actor and overall Best Film. They always received the Boise Weekly Award. The video is linked through www.caldwellbowl.net. Select the tab “Ice Cream Entertainment” and enjoy. It is certainly worth watching. Thank you, Nate and Andrew for coming to Caldwell. Fall leagues are beginning soon and you are always welcome.

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan Michael Pollan writes for The New York Time Magazine and is the Knight Professor of Journalism at Berkley. The Omnivore’s Dilemma is Pollan’s fourth book. The Omnivore’s Dilemma has been in my reading pile for about four weeks while I happily read murder mysteries, one after another. About two days ago, I realized that if I intended to review the work, I would need to read it, now. I am about a quarter of the way through and want to share what I have read with everyone. Pollan follows three meals for start to finish: Industrial (Corn), Pastoral (Grass) and Personal (The

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2nd Annual Nathan’s Cafe Classic Car and Antique Tractor Show Results

The event was attended by more than 120 cars and tractors. Following are the award winners: Best of show overall: 1962 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible, owner Ray Greene of Boise. Best Motorcycle: 1947 Whizzer (Military), owner Doug Roberts of Wilder. Best Vintage Travel Trailer: 1953 12’ Happy Home Cabin, owner Sunny Littlefield of Greenleaf*. Most Unique or unusual: 1940 Oldsmobile series 70, owner Brandon Smith. Best 1930’s vehicle: 1936 Ford Coupe, owner Doug Roberts of Wilder. Best 1940’s car: 1949 Studebaker Pickup, owner Howard Blevins. Best 1950’s car: 1956 Chevrolet 2 door hardtop, owner Sunny Littlefield of Greenleaf*. Best 1960’s car: 1961 Thunderbird Sport Roadster, owner Carl Feebeck. Best 1970’s car: 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger, owner Mark Briscoe. Best 1980’s car: 1984 Oldsmobile Tornado, owner Mack Kreizenbeck of Meridian. Best Antique Car: 1903 Rodgers, owner Ron Platt. Best Low Rider: 1948 Chevrolet Sedan and honorable mention best paint: Ernie Agueros. Best Late Model Car: 1999 30th Anniversary Trans Am: Karen Powell. Best Classic Car: 1957 Chevrolet 2 door hardtop, owners Mark and Susie Page. Best Pickup: 1929 Ford Pickup, owner Bill Conrad. Best Muscle Car: 1967 Camaro, owner David Whitney. Best Hot Rod: 1929 Ford Coupe, owner Joe Morello. Best Car of Truck “Work in progress”: 1936 Ford Sedan Delivery, owner Doug Roberts of Wilder. Best Paint: 1954 Willys Wagon, owner Richard Smith. Best Import Car: 1959 BMW Isetta 600 linozene, owner

Ray Sales. Best 4X4: 1972 Chevrolet Blazer, owner Rusty Schmidt. Peoples’ Choice: 1950 Chevrolet Pickup, owner Jim Wilhite. Judges Choice: 1955 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery, owner Rick Lashbrook of Eagle. Sponsor’s Choice: 1958 Plymouth 2 door, “I’m Not Christine”, owner Bobby Scroggins of Nampa First Annual Sunny Littlefield Memorial Trophy, “Spirit Award”: Phil Leonardson. Idaho Chariots Trophy (non-member outstanding car): 1956 Chevrolet owner Sunny Littlefield*, Award Winners on the Antique Tractor Division: Best of Show: 1952 Ford 8N with Funk Conversion, owner Clyde Fillmore. Judges Choice: 1958 Allis Chalmers D17, owner Tyler and Dani Simmons. Sponsors Choice: John Deere 53, owner Dave Milburn, Peoples Choice: 1948 Ford 8N, owner Wes Boren. Best Restored Tractor: 1945 Farmall A, owner Tim Doser. Best Non Restored-Original condition Tractor: 1948 IHC Cub, owner Ron Rainey shown by Roger Daniels. Best Farmall-IHC Tractor: 1950 IHC Cub, owner Nathan Daniels. Best Lawnmower: John Deere rider (#3), owner Cody Quenzer. Best John Deere Tractor: 1963 3010 JD, owner Troy DeMeyer. Many Thanks to all who donated time, money, labor and prizes and to everyone who brought their very special vehicles. Everyone who entered was a winner in our hearts. Nathan’s Greenleaf Café Nathan and Michaela Daniels Roger and Patsy Daniels PS And a great BIIIIIG thanks to the Judges: Chuck Randolf, Dick Shaw and Dennis Patrick

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West Valley Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients Four local students receive $1,000 each to study health care careers

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West Valley Medical Center recently awarded its annual Allied Healthcare Scholarship to four local students. These funds are earmarked for their education in the health care field. This year’s scholarship recipients are: Michael Adams is a Caldwell resident completing his doctorate in Pharmacy and his Masters of Business Administration at Idaho State

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University. Adams received a $1,000 scholarship. Sydney Branstetter graduate of Middleton High School will begin studies in nursing at Idaho State University this fall. Branstetter received a $1,000 scholarship. Desirae Hernandez graduate of Caldwell High School will begin studies in health sciences at Idaho State University this fall.

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Hernandez received a $1,000 scholarship. Kristen Morse graduate of Parma High School will begin studies in pharmacy this fall at Idaho State University. Morse received a $1,000 scholarship. The Allied Healthcare Scholarship is open annually to students who attended local high schools in Owyhee or Canyon counties and/ or currently reside in the

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All Good Things Come In God’s Good Timing This community is so awesome! We have people all around us doing such great things. It never fails, I can be at one event taking pictures and putting together some information for the Caldwell Perspective and at least one more story comes from the event. Nothing short of wonderful, Kelly Culver and his wife Julie came to Idaho for a vacation during a sabbatical from Tacoma, Washington. He and his wife had been given a vacation to the Trendwest Resort in McCall and conveniently he could visit his, brother who was a professor at the Gem State Academy in Caldwell on the way. During that time in Kelly’s life was in a transitional phase. He and his wife shared in their love for the Lord and felt pulled to His calling, but where and to do what? The couple made their journey and 3 years ago January 4th , and unbeknownst to them they found the answer to their prayers here in Caldwell, Idaho and began working for The Youth For Christ Organization. Kelly and Julie had worked with kids ministry for 20 plus years and Kelly wanted to grow in the community. He learned that we had an alternative high school and that began his effort to contact Matt Strong, the principal of Canyon Springs High School at that time. For six months, Kelly bugged Matt Strong for a meeting. “What can Youth for Christ do for your school kids?” Kelly asked. Matt shared that there were kids who needed help with their studies and Matt allowed Kelly to tutor some of the teens. For almost two years Kelly brought root beer floats to the group of teens he tutored. Their grades all improved and their social skills sharpened. Matt was so impressed that he asked

Kelly to become a substitute teacher at Canyon Springs Alternative High School. It didn’t take very long at all before another problem was identified as confessions and discussion became comfortable between Kelly and the students. He found that a number of them were in homes that mom and dad or just mom or dad worked many hours and home resources were strained. Kelly could relate to these kids. His childhood was not easy and it was until he met his wife Julie on a blind date he struggled through life. Julies parents kept inviting him to church and one day her parents asked him to come to a Christian comedian who was performing. He had to smirk to himself and thought, “I’ve got to see this, a funny Christian.” Sure enough, he was hysterical. Kelly gave his life over to the Lord, and the transformation was incredible. He began seeing life differently; he began working hard at school. The Kelly who was once a “D” student made the honor roll and graduated with a 3.96 G.P.A. Julie gave in and married Kelly. It was in relationship with the students and his work with Youth For Christ that he began providing dinners to the kids and inviting their families. An offer was presented to Kelly by Monica Strong, a fulltime teaching position at Canyon Springs Alternative High School. He has been able to touch lives and model “be you, but be the best you.” And the kids relate to his testimony. Matt and Monica are no longer at the school, but have some exciting things in the works changing the lives of our youth. The family dinners have continued and become well attended. They have dinner and an activity, for example board games

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or something of that nature. The first dinner 3 families attended, 10 were invited. The last dinner, 40 people from 5 families accepted the invitation. “Relationships; making a person feel valued is core and the teachings of Jesus Christ Himself.” Kelly shared. Thank you, Kelly and Julie. You are such a blessing to Caldwell. As all service clubs and organizations, Kelly is looking for more volunteers if there is any interest on serving the youth of the community. Don’t be shy. Please reach out to Kelly, his email is kculver@yfcmail.org or call him at 208-614-1514.

Saved by Grace...but Lead There By Salvation Army Soliders A young child plays on the playground with her first and only friend, Valerie. Studies are difficult and the ability to concentrate is compromised when you are bullied as a child. Statistically, she is a high risk child. She is poor; suffering in school; feeling isolated at home and school; her parents were married at 16 and 17 years old to avoid their own homes; she lives in a poverty neighborhood; she has too much time alone after school; emotionally withdrawn; quiet; shy; she felt isolated at school and at home. Lunch time at school presented much difficulty. The lunch tickets of the free lunch kids were a different color than the kids whose parents paid full price for their meals. Often times, the little girl would not be “hungry” and just join her friend on the playground to avoid ridicule. The years in a child’s life before age 8 are crucial for their lifelong social, cognitive and emotional behaviors. Transparency is such a vulnerable place to find yourself, but if I didn’t share my childhood with you the impact would not be the same when

I tell you that the Salvation Army was my saving grace. The white van would pick my sister, Valerie and I up after school on Wednesdays. We would be taken to the Nampa Church and fed an afterschool snack followed by Sunbeams. Sunbeams were an organization similar to Girl Scouts, but more faith based. Jesus, I knew for as long as I can remember. My parents were Christians and I did know the Christmas and Easter stories. Church; we went occasionally. Sunbeams pointed my eyes on the Lord and how He loved us more than we could even conceive on earth. I learned life skills and with each small accomplishment I was celebrated with a badge and praise. My leaders were life changing for me. I had talents that made me special. One of the special things about the Salvation Army was summer camp. We went all the way to Boring, Oregon…and it was so much fun. The camp I attended each year was Camp Kuratli. There was a weeks worth of swimming, worship, friendships, games and activities. Night time was the best part of the entire week. We would walk across the bridge covered creek, up the narrow pine tree lined trail to the amphitheater with fire pit where we would watch skits and learn the word. Each night my fire for Christ was fueled more and more. The counselors were so caring and they were so easy to talk to, even about the hard life questions. I found me, and it was through the Salvation Army that I continued to grow in my confidence. I was thankful when we moved to



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Vallivue School District when I was 12 years old. I was no longer that little girl who was poor. I was a girl whose self worth was not defined by the number in my parents checking account. It was also helpful that at lunch we just told the lunch line lady our name and she would make a mark in the book and it was the same color as everybody else’s. A couple years ago, I was walking around at the Farmer’s Market and saw the Salvation Army tent. I felt pulled to tell them thank you and that without them I do not know where I would be in life. They still utilize Camp Kuratli as well as a beautiful camp in McCall, Idaho. The officers are pulling resources together right now for kids to be awarded scholarships to experience camp. Last year the Salvation Army in Caldwell was able to send 25 kids. This year their goal is to give 30 kids the opportunity. The cost to send one child to camp is $360. Some families pay for their children to attend where others pay a minimal amount to ensure the commitment level. I would love to help them achieve their goal. If you feel called to help, please feel free to contact me, 208-899-6374. I will be actively seeking funds to help “that little girl” go to camp to someday tell her story of the once broken child she was and how the Salvation Army saved her.

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Page 17 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Five great men were honored by Advocates Against Family Violence with M.I.T.T. (Men In Top Tier) awards for 2018 during a joint Kiwanis/Rotary Club meeting on June 21st as being “positive male role models in our community. Mike Dittenber, Erik Bullock, James O’Gorman, Christopher J. Allen and Jeremy Vickery were nominated by people in our area as people who have made a difference in the lives of families and children. Mike Dittenber, Executive Director of the Caldwell Housing Authority (CHA), has improved the lives of children and families at Farmway Village for the past eleven and a half years. He was involved in many projects through CHA that enhanced the experiences of those families, from building playground areas, to sponsoring a hip hop dance team, to instigating a community garden and to providing unsolicited anonymous assistance to families in need. Mike has also been a huge supporter and volunteer for sports activities in the Middleton Schools and has been involved with scouting. As a Rotarian, Mike has also been involved with the club’s youth projects. He is a “top notch” volunteer who gets things done

Each year we have the opportunity to participate in the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Counts report. This is a 24-hour census of domestic violence shelters and services. We just received the results of September 13, 2017. (https:// nnedv.org/mdocs-posts/2017idaho/) While the statistics did not necessarily alarm our staff, it drove home the ever-present knowledge that there are not enough services available throughout the United States for those most affected by this social epidemic of domestic violence. In one day alone, 72,245 adult and child victims received the vital, life-changing services they so desperately needed. What concerns us, however, is the 11,441 requests that were unmet due to lack of resources. A woman was recently

and makes things happen. Our community is lucky to have him! Erik Bullock, Executive Branch Director of the Treasure Valley YMCA in Caldwell, has been deeply involved with youth activities in our valley during his past 3 years here. Erik has a heart for kids and exhibits this every day through his work at our YMCA! He oversees the Y Camp at Horse thief Reservoir spending many hours away from home Alan Jones (AAFV) presenting Alan Jones (AAFV) presenting during the summer to insure Mike Dittenber a M.I.T.T. Award Erik Bullock a M.I.T.T. Award that the kids at camp have the best experience possible. to these projects, Detective that program, emphasizing This spring, he reinvigorated the O’Gorman has taken time to the importance to achieve 2C Raft Along program where mentor children who are victims high standards of quality Early 100 middle school students, of crimes or who have been Childhood Education services. who have little or no experience negatively impacted by crime in He meets with staff, parents in the Idaho Outdoors, go white their lives. Detective O’Gorman and governance groups to water rafting. He does these is also a very courageous assure the best funding to things and many more to enrich individual as noted by the two life be able to provide the best the lives of kids and families! saving awards he has received. services to the people involved James O’Gorman, who has He exemplifies what it means in this federal program. Not only served as a patrol office and to serve your community, and this, he assists in the planning a detective in the Garden City continually strives to portray law and organization of the daily Police Department, has been enforcement in a positive light. operations of the department. a volunteer for many projects Christopher J. Allen, He has been involved in this through the Boys and Girls Club, Assistant Director of the program for 15 years. He has including white-water rafting Migrant & Seasonal Head done a great job!Jeremiah trips, Christmas giveaways, Start program, was nominated Vickery, Community Outreach Shop with a Cop and teen by the Community Council of Director for Adalant in Emmett, substance abuse summit Idaho. He provides guidance is a Little League coach, to name a few. In addition and leadership to the staff of donates to the Emmett High


murdered in Canyon County. We will never know the extent of trauma endured by the victim and the family. We have also seen the courts hand down sentencing to a man, who, because of his loss of power and control in a situation, murdered an innocent woman. As much as we want to sit with our blinders on and pretend that it does not exist, Canyon County is NOT exempt from this social epidemic. A daily look at the jail roster shows you this. The overall goal or objective at AAFV is to enhance safety and justice for battered individuals and their children. We want to assess not just whether an individual received what was needed, but whether they felt “comfortable” with the staff and volunteers, as well as with the services received. Depending on the individual program, we work to assess the

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School Scholarship fund and speaks to award recipients. He has been a member of the Gem County and Emmett chambers. He helps guide families financially to plan for their futures, mentors several financial advisors and provides employment for several people. Congratulations to these 5 men who represent many other great role models who invest in the lives of our families and children Thank you for making a difference and keep up the good work. May your recognized efforts inspire others to step up as you have!

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Page 18 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE CLUBS by Chantele Hensel, publisher Soroptimist International of Caldwell on Fire

time. As many the weight of the world by Thursday is pretty heavy with much to do before the end of the week as mother’s, wifes and business women. Thursday is the perfect

day for the Soroptimist meetings, they are all truly women who give fuel to one another. Congratuations! Officals honored were: Copresidents: Deanna Brock & Laura Burri; Presidents

Elect: Renee Hukill and Janet Palmeri; Treasurers: Ginny Ponte & Susie Davis; Secretary: Lisa Meholchick; Directors: Alfreda Brown, Michelle Smartt, Mary Krumm and

2018-2019 Presidents Elect are Renee Hukill and Janet Palmeri. L to R: Debbie Flinton (2017-18 President), Renee Hukill and Janet Palmeri.

2018-2019 Presidents are Deanna Brock and Laura Burri. L to R: Deanna Brock, Laura Burri and Debbie Flinton

These Girls are on Fire! Looking forward to the coming year! L to R: Laura Burri, Deanna Brock, Lisa Meholchick, Michelle Smartt, Renee Hukill and Janet Palmeri.

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Preventing Foodborne Illness continued from page 15 3. Avoid crosscontamination. Preventing cross-contamination is preventing the

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1115 N. Illinois Avenue, Caldwell, Idaho a 208-454-9532 www.boisevalleymonument.com

To place a classified ad please call 208-899-6374 or email chantele.hensel@caldwellperspective.com





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Farm Labor Housing

$150 OR BEST OFFER! 208-899-6374


Logan Park

Call Dillon Wickel (208)866-4459 HAY

Hay For Sale!

Small bales, alfalfa/grass mix and grass hay available now. Call Dan Sevy at 249-1064.



Immediate positions for Dependable, fun, loving caregivers. Experience preferred, but not Required. Training provided. Must pass H&W background check. Call: 463-8777 or email: belinda@homecaresolutions.com, 11426 Lone Star Rd., Nampa (office in portable in back).

is a low income elderly apartment complex with gov’t subsidy. We provide services in addition to rent, which include: 2 home cooked meals daily, weekly housekeeping and transportation to Caldwell Doctor appts.

2017 Polaris Sportsman 450EPS 4x4 ATV Power Steering, 3,500lb electric winch, front & rear rack with storage bag, heated grips, hand guards, mirrors, and rear hitch. Less than 140 miles. Asking price $7,000 Text or call 208-880-1527

Our building has someone on site as a first responder 24/7. We have security cameras and the outside doors are locked in the evening for your peace of mind. We give preferences to those applicants subscribing to the services. Please phone for an appt. to see an apartment.


Now accepting applications!


Logan Park is an Equal Opportunity Provider




Call Michael Hensel (208) 615-6422 to inquire.

Livestock Panels For Sale!

First 5 Lines ONLY $1 (25¢ Each Additional Line) Add A Graphic or Logo For $1 More

Do you receive income from Farm/Agriculture work? If so you will receive a Housing preference at Farmway Village. Call for more information.

Viviendas Para Trabajadores de Campo/Agricola

¿Recibe ingresos por trabajo de Campo/Agrícola? Si es así usted recibirá una preferencia de Vivienda en Farmway Village. Llame para más información.

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(208) 454-0004 612 West Logan Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605

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1x2.5 for $23 or 2x3 for $46 per month (No commitment required!)


CONSTRUCTION Dan’s Construction town Homeoud! r p

Ron Apple Owner / Service Tech ronapple71@yahoo.com

HANDYMAN House in Need of Repairs?

Call Larry Farnsworth at

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Carpentry Door & Window Installation Drywall Repair Painting Plumbing All S Electrical en Sheds Get iors 10% Porches Off Decks Wooden Walkways 35 Years Experience!

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Golden West Realty

“Serving Caldwell Since 1974”

Residential • Land • Commercial

Property Management

517 S. 10th Ave., Caldwell • 208.459.1597 www.Century21GoldenWest.com • info@Century21GoldenWest.com

20 Years Experience A full service excavating company with the experience and know-how to serve you competently.

4117 Pintail Ln Nampa ID, 83686

Licensed, Insured & Bonded

(208) 249-1064




We Specialize in Commercial Cleaning!

Life can get messy. That’s why we are here to help.

RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL bonded and insured Ann @ 208-454-9814 38 years experience ampete412@yahoo.com


Jeffrey Jensen, Realtor “Listing & Selling Homes In Canyon County For 42 Years!” Go Yotes! 208-250-3337


Call us for a FREE consultation!

Scott D. McCormick 208-695-8561

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Locally Owned & Operated Save our number now for quick, courteous and reliable service when you need it most.

Cactus Jack’s Transport

July 2018


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