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A 69 Year Old Tradition BACK at the College of Idaho Once Again! For over 60 years the Caldwell Kiwanis with help from the Crookham Company, held its annual Chuckwagon Dinner on the lawn at the College of Idaho campus. Over the course of 4 days, visitors consumed about 3000 ears of corn, just short of 1000 lbs of barbecue beef, salads and dessert, under the shady canopy of old growth trees. A few years ago, due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual dinner was moved to Dakan Park, which is not in as close proximity to the Caldwell Night Rodeo grounds, and the attendance numbers waned some. This year, the Kiwanis Club, the Crookham family, and the College of Idaho are again partnering to bring the Chuckwagon dinner back to it’s glory days, and hoping for a large turnout. Each year the Crookham Seed Company has developed special varieties of sweet corn to be served at the Chuckwagon Dinner. Amaize, GLC (George’s Luscious Corn), Bodacious, and other varieties have made their debuts at the dinner, while simultane-
ously going on sale at various farm markets and grocers in the area. The corn is grown special for the event, and the location of the farm fields where it grows is a closely kept secret. This year look forward to a special surprise to celebrate the renewed collaboration between Kiwanis Chuckwagon and the College of Idaho. I’m sworn to secrecy (not really, but I think it’s more fun if I don’t let the cat out of the bag) about the corn, but the name is Wild Violet and that might give a bit of a clue. I’m assured it is as sweet and delicious as any of its predecessors. The dinner runs Tuesday through Thursday, August 13-16, begins at 5:30 and ends at 7:30. The Kiwanis serve up delicious barbecue beef sandwiches, beans, coleslaw or potato salad, dessert and a drink, with all you can eat “Wild Violet” sweet corn. Parking should be easy with 72 parking spaces in front, disabled and senior parking, and many easy access general parking places behind. Live music will appear each night
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Bernice Crookham and her grandaughter, Kris Crookham :)
as well. So, as Neil Diamond says, pack up the babies, grab the old ladies and everyone go. It’s more than a dinner, a roundup of old friends. It’s a legacy event that Caldwell wants to make sure they celebrate and keep alive for another 69 years.
Norman’s Jewlelers – 72 Years of Quality and Commitment
Dan and Kathy Norman are as Caldwell as you can get. They are invested stakeholders who work on various boards and teams to see Caldwell develop and regain vitality. Their jewelry store on Kimball between Arthur and Blaine, has existed in Caldwell for 72 years, serving generations of residents, and those who wandered in from other locations, just to buy a special ring or other jewelry item from a reputable, rock solid, jeweler. Dan’s father, Bill Norman, opened the store in 1947. The business is and has always been family owned and operated. Dan and Kathy have six children and raised them all in Caldwell, and that is an investment all in its own. Dan is a licensed and experienced gemologist
and has worked in the store since 1966. When one enters their store, it’s clear this is not your “mall” store, where high pressure or the glitz of fancy lights will sell you something, whether you love it or not. Norman’s is an ask questions place. It’s where you can browse, customize, special order, combine, take a bit of this one and a bit of that one, and make it your own to love for your life. Dan prides himself in catering to those in our community who might not understand all the ins and outs of jewelry buying, or who’ve been misled by something they read or saw on the internet. He’s even been known to make house calls for individuals who had difficulty getting into the store due to infirmity. After the Norman
children were in high school, Kathy began coming to work in the store. Kathy is a dear woman who has great intuition and deals well with helping customers find exactly what they have their hearts set on. The Normans pride themselves on quality, and they don’t like seeing anyone settle for anything but a long lasting piece of jewelry that embodies all the sentiment it represents. Seventy-two years is a long time to stick with a town. Through much of that time, Norman’s Jewelers was one of only a handful of downtown destinations still open. But, they hung in there and are loving the new revitalization, increased foot traffic, and happy celebrations all around town. New shops opening up are good for
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them and they, as they have always been, are good to, and for, Caldwell.
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Chamber activity and participation has the positive effect of business retention and expansion, quality of life, economic development and may 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. Working together in Caldwell, we can make a difference!
July 2: 11:30 AM July 9: 11:15 AM July 10: 12 PM July 18: 11:30 PM
Ambassadors Meeting, Golden Palace Noonbreak Luncheon, Caldwell Memorial Park Agri-Business, Indian Creek Steakhouse Ribbon Cutting: Nampa Direct Care 974 W. Corporate Ln., Nampa. July 18: 4:30-6:30 PM Business After Hours, Berkshire Hathaway, Silverhawk Realty, 2805 Blaine St. July 24: 7:30-9:30 AM New Member Reception/Coffee Connect, Caldwell Chamber July 26: 4:30 PM Ribbon Cutting: Terry K. Martin Attorney at Law, 704 Blaine St. Suite 3 July 30: 11:30 AM Ambassadors Meeting, Stewart’s Bar & Grill AUG 5: 12 PM Transportation Committee, Indian Creek Steakhouse SEPT 3: 1:30 PM Education, The College of Idaho-Cruzen Library SEPT 26: 12 PM Gov’t Affairs, Acapulco Please plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak Luncheon BBQ, Tuesday, July 9th at 11:15 a.m., Caldwell Memorial Park, Kimball Ave. Call the Chamber of Commerce to RSVP 208-459-7493.
July 1 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave., Caldwell July 2 4-9 PM: Farmer’s Market on Indian Creek Plaza. 5-9 PM: Tuesdays on the Creek, enjoy live music and visit the Farmer’s Market. 6 PM: Sono Fuego (Latin Jazz/Flamenco/Rock), Indian Creek Plaza. 6:30 PM: A Universe of Film: Kubo and the Two Strings (PG), Caldwell Library. July 4
9 AM: Independence Day Parade and Celebration, Memorial Park. 8 PM: Beetle Juice, Starlight Cinema Series, Indian Creek Plaza. July 6 Foot Clinic, Caldwell Senior Center, call 208-8663907 for an apt. 2:30 PM: Writer’s Workshop, with guest author Will Justus, Caldwell Library. July 8 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 5:15-6:15 PM: CPD presents Y.C.O.P.S “Neighborhood Watch”. Valid ID required for non-members ages 18 Older, Lobby of Caldwell YMCA, 3720 S. Indiana Ave. Free admission.
July 8 (Continued) 6-9 PM: Online Basic Camping Class, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 6 PM: Caldwell Urban Budget Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 7 PM: Caldwell URA regular Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 7:30 PM: Caldwell Centennial Band Summer Concert, Memorial Park Band Shell. Bring a friend and bring a chair! For all ages. FREE! July 9 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Luncheon, hosted by Caldwell Police & Fire Department sponsored by the City of Caldwell, Caldwell Memorial Park. 12 PM: Great Bait (Mountain Rock), Indian Creek Plaza. 1:30 PM: Starlab at the Library, courtesy of the Whittenberger Planetarium, RSVP 208-459-3242. 4-9 PM: Farmer’s Market on the Plaza downtown Caldwell. 5-9 PM: Tuesdays on the Creek, enjoy live music and visit the Farmer’s Market. 6 PM: 2019 Budget Workshop, Street Department Conference Room, 1311 N. 3rd Ave. July 10 10-11 AM: Mommy & Me, free class for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their mothers to help get them ready for school. Held at the New Covenant Baptist Church, 624 Lake Lowell, RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
July 11 1 PM: Caldwell Senior Center board meeting, Caldwell Senior Center. 2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read, Caldwell Library. 7 PM: SIBA presents “Bird Brains” at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). Public Invited. 8-11 PM: Jurassic Park, Starlight Cinema Series, Indian Creek Plaza. July 12 7 PM: Jeannie Marie performs at Orphan Annies. July 13 11 AM-3 PM: 2nd Annual Plaza Palooza! Come play in the splash pads & fountains and enjoy the Indian Creek Plaza. Live music and entertainment for the child that lives within all of us! 7 PM: Rod Dyer performs at Orphan Annies. July 15 9 AM-12:30 PM: Desert Detectives Critter Camp, Deer Flat Refuge Visitor Center at Lake Lowell, Camp is from the 15th of July through the 19th. Registrtation is Free. For more information call 208467-9278. 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave., Caldwell
July 16 4-9 PM: Farmer’s Market on the Plaza downtown Caldwell. 5-9 PM: Tuesdays on the Creek, enjoy live music and visit the Farmer’s Market. 7 PM: Caldwell Urban Budget Workshop, Caldwell Police Department Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 6 PM: Robbie Walden Band (Country), Indian Creek Plaza. 6:30 PM: Adult Board Games, Flying M downtown Caldwell. July 17 Foot Clinic, Caldwell Senior Center, call 208-8663907 for an apt. July 18 6:30 PM: Caldwell Public Library Board Meeting, Caldwell Library. 8 PM: Mama Mia! Starlight Cinema Series, Indian Creek Plaza. July 19 2 PM: Crafter’s Club, Caldwell Library. 5-9 PM: So, You Think You Can Sing? Karaoke Competition. Prize valued at $1,500. For more information call 208-649-5010. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie performs at Orphan Annies. July 20 7 PM: Rod Dyer performs at Orphan Annies. July 22 1-4 PM: Stem Camp, a 4-day camp featuring Legos used to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Registration required (grades 2-4), Caldwell Library.
July 22 (Continued) 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 7:30 PM: Caldwell Centennial Band Summer Concert, Memorial Park Band Shell. Bring a friend and bring a chair! For all ages. FREE! July 23 6 PM: 2019 Budget Workshop, Street Department Conference Room, 1311 N. 3rd Ave. 6 PM: Daniel Rodriquez and Arthur Lee Land, Indian Creek Plaza. 6:30 PM: Adulting 101: Summer Safety (ages 15+), Caldwell Library. July 24 6-9 PM: Online Wildlife Class, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-351-3407. July 25 July 25-28: Canyon County Fair 8 PM: Collective Soul Concert, Canyon County Fair. July 26 7 PM: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus. Questions? Email email@example.com. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie performs at Orphan Annies. 8 PM: Tracy Byrd Concert, Canyon County Fair. July 27 2 PM & 7 PM: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, musical adaption of the classic fairy tale. Produced by Music Theatre International in New York. Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus. Questions? Email dwmtproductions@gmail. com.
July 27 Continued 7 PM: Rod Dyer performs at Orphan Annies. 8 PM: Randy Houser, Canyon County Fair. July 29 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. July 30 4-9 PM: Farmer’s Market on the Plaza downtown Caldwell. 5-9 PM: Tuesdays on the Creek, enjoy live music and visit the Farmer’s Market. 6-9 PM: Online Basic Bird Watching Class, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-351-3407. July 31 6 PM: Ask a Librarian, Caldwell Library. August 2 6-9 PM: Sunnyslope Wine Trail Festival, Indian Creek Plaza, get your tickets by visiting www.sunnyslopewinetrail.com The Caldwell Perspective Newspaper is a locally owned and operated monthly community generated newspaper. We print 14,500 copies and mail the majority every door direct as well as many local locations. To learn how to share your news or for advertising information, please visit us online at www.caldwellperspective. com or call the publisher, Chantele Hensel 208-899-6374
Centennial Band Heats Up The Summer Every Summer beginning in 1990, the Caldwell Centennial Band has been playing for your pleasure at Caldwell Memorial Park and this summer is no different. The band plays five free summer concerts beginning in the month of June and ending in mid-August. You are the reason this band keeps going strong. The number of musicians in the band fluctuates anywhere between 35-50 musicians at any one time. Members are area musicians from all walks of life and keep coming for the pure joy of making music together and their love of performing for you, the public. These Monday night concerts include music from all genres including movie themes, standards, marches and oldies, but goodies and more. There is always something for everyone to enjoy. Bring a friend and bring a chair to sit in the shade to enjoy some great music by some great area musicians.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Centennial Band Summer Concerts! Caldwell Memorial Park, 7:30pm Mondays, July 8th and 22nd Mondays, August 5th and 19th. FREE...bring friends and bring a chair!
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Caldwell Senior Center Calendar for July Closed July 4th Every Monday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit & Fall Class 1 PM: Line Dancing 7 PM: Square Dance Every Tuesday 9 AM: Art Group (ex. 7/17) 1 PM: Pinochle 4:30 PM: Bingo
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Caldwell Library Calendar for July Every Monday 10:30 AM: Baby N’ Me Storytime 11:15 AM: Music & Movement (ages 2-5) Every Tuesday 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) 7 PM: Pajama Storytime, pajamas and slippers encouraged (ages 2-5 plus family)
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Every Wednesday 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Every Thursday Closed July 4th 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit & Fall Class Every Friday 1 PM: Bingo 6 PM: Community Dance
Dick and June Winder had two special days in June. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on June 3rd and June turned 92 on June 5th.
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Caldwell Police Department Officer, Max Boots Honored
could not drive, and could not reach his daughter at work. He had no one to care for the child and his daughter worked in an area where cell phones and incoming calls were disallowed. Officer Boots was willing to babysit the child, drive Baalson to the hospital, and visit the daughter’s employer to explain the emergency nature of the issue, so she could come home to care for her father and her child. Officer Max Boots exem-
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plified what Community Policing in action is, by ensuring Gregg Baalson was able to take care of his medical emergency, his grandchild, and transportation. For that service, above and beyond, Officer Boots was honored as Caldwell City June Employee of the Month. Good stuff, right here.
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On April 12 of this year, the Caldwell Police Department received a call for a welfare check on a Caldwell resident. The caller indicated some medical tests had returned with concerning results that necessitated Gregg Baalson’s immediate return to the hospital for an emergency check. Officer Max Boots went to Baalson’s residence and recognized immediately the predicament Baalson was in. He was babysitting his grandchild,
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There’s a New P&Z Director in Town!
For 20 years, Jerome Mapp, has served the City of Caldwell has a hearing officer and arbiter of planning and zoning issues. Recently, following the departure of long time Zoning Director Brian Billingsley who left in March, to assume a new position in North Dakota, Mapp was appointed as interim director. After serving several weeks in an interim capacity, Jerome Mapp was appointed by the Mayor and Council as the regular appointee Planning and Zoning Director. The City utilizes a selection committee that includes subject matter specialists, city staff and council members to review candidates and make a recommendation to the Mayor, who then brings the recommendation to the City Council for their consideration. Mapp, a former Boise City Council member, is stepping in at a time when managing growth, revitalization, changing
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ordinances, a comp plan review, are all on front burners. If you get a chance, stop by and welcome Jerome Mapp to his new role with the City. He has big shoes to fill, but the City has confidence in his expertise and experience as a planner.
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Steven Jenkins isn’t in Missouri anymore. He hails from Springfield, MO, but is steeped in Caldwell revitalization and development as of Monday, June 10. Steve will serve as Economic Development Specialist, filling a vacancy left by Keri Smith-Sigman, who was hired in November of 2018
to fill be CEO of Destination Caldwell. Jenkins worked at a graduate assistant instructor at Missouri State University, and currently teaches as an adjunct professor at CWI in Nampa. He plans to serve the City in working to attract and retain a rich array of economically beneficial business and industry, and support the City in creating a sustainable, diverse, tax base. Welcome
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Steven Jenkins, you’re going to LOVE Caldwell!
Parks Department Announcement Due to high fire danger, campfires and open burning are currently banned at Celebration Park. We ask that visitors use gas grills
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Jim Wilkins’ Legacy Lives On!
For as long as there have been automobiles, there have been young men (and women) who wanted to see if theirs would go a little faster than the other guy’s. Jim Wilkins was such a man, lived in Caldwell in the 1950s, and owned a patch of land off Farmway Road, just below the irrigation canal, in what is now an agricultural industrial area. Wilkins decided to turn the land into a speedway oval, erect spectator grandstands, a pit area, and see what happened. What happened was that a veritable who’s who of Caldwell turned out with cars to race for trophies, sometimes another guy’s car, and always fun. Steve Towery at Caldwell Printcraft owns and curates an amazing collection of photos, artifacts, scrapbooks, and stories of that place and time. The road is named Raceway Drive to this day, now just a moniker that makes passersby wonder why. The racing, to the best of Steve’s knowledge began in 1951 and ended in 1954 or 1955. By then, the track was competing with Meridian Speedway and just could not attract the racers or spectators as Meridian could. By 1955 racing had stopped and the racers who could, took their cars across the county line to race for bigger prizes. When you walk into Printcraft on Cleveland Boulevard it would be easy to miss the east wall of “fame”. But once Steve starts talking about his collection, it isn’t long before he opens the door to a back storage/ display area chock full of every kind of race memorabilia from that era. Names like Marty Galvin (Middleton), Vernon DeMark (DeMark Auto), Ernie Hop-
kins, Olen Waner (Caldwell Firefighter), Don Machos (Caldwell Firefighter), Eldon Tallman, Clark Cornell (Middleton), and Harold Vogt, were just a few of the 40-50 strapping young men, who showed up with cute cars they may have picked up for $10 or less, and raced the oval track. Steve says all the cars that raced at Wilkins’ Speedway, or Caldwell Speedway as it was also known, are gone now. Morrie Fuller’s car was one of the last to show up, and it is a story by itself. Morrie and his brother Bob both raced. When Morrie was done, he decided no one would ever drive that car again, and he declared that it had been dismantled and would never be a whole car again. One day, years and years later, Stan Fuller, Morrie’s son got a call. Someone had recognized what they believed to be Morrie’s car, sitting in a farmer’s field. Stan drove straight to the field and bought the car for $50, five times the original price his father had paid for it. Just north of the railroad tracks in Caldwell on Kimball, sat the Veltex Gas Station (more recently Acro Electric and now simply a vacant building awaiting vision and industriousness). The owner was a race fan and many of the cars were worked on at that business, men trading parts, experience and likely tall tales, as they added a horsepower here or there. Boise racers made their way over to Caldwell Speedway to race and one, Bill Crow, raced regularly and as a top racer, helped draw good crowds to the grandstands. As
racers fans drifted to Meridian, Wilkins created the Alkali Flats Racing Association, a dues membership group, some racers joined. Part of the membership was a stipulation that they could not race in Meridian, and the hope was it would make Wilkins’ track more elite, and retain racers, but the better race purses, larger crowds, and the lack of any teeth to the non-compete stipulation, resulted in the track hav-
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819 Main St., Caldwell • 208-454-0425 ing to close altogether in 1955. Don Simplot, the late son of JR Simplot, loved racing and wanted to race, but his father thought it was dangerous and would not allow him to get behind the wheel. Don had a car and helped Jean Solomon by allowing him to race it, a way to enjoy the sport and help someone who loved it as much as he did. Most of the cars raced were mid-1930’s Ford Coupes, with a few 2-doors, Artie Thomas’ Chevy and Dick Rice’s Dodge thrown in for good measure, if not diversity. The cars were painted and sponsored with business names of the day, each with the Driver’s
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Steve Towery is grateful to all those in the valley who have shown up at Printcraft with boxes and scrapbooks full of photographs, and hearts full of memories. He’s been a fan for decades and began amassing the collection, as it stands, about 15 years ago. Each March, he hosts an open house and allows the public in to see his collection and hear the stories of the time Caldwell had it’s own Speedway. Next time you turn off Hwy 20/26, take a right on Farmway Road and to your right you’ll see Racetrack Drive. That’s the place. The place a roomful and many hearts full of memories were made. Here’s to the men who made them and the men who keep them alive.
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Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Honors Fleet Week During Buckaroo Breakfast! Each year, avid rodeo goers know on Friday night, patrons are able to watch new inductees to the US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard and the US Navy, get sworn in at a group induction ceremony to commemorate Fleet Week. It’s always a highlight to see so many young men and women commit their lives for the foreseeable future to our country and our freedom. This year the Caldwell Chamber has been approved to extend the Fleet Week celebration by soliciting and honoring those in our community who served or are currently serving in the USMC, USCG or USN. If you are or know of someone qualify-
ing for these honors, please send a photo with basic information such as dates of service, duty station(s), branch, rank, to email@example.com, or drop the information and photo by the Caldwell Chamber office at 704 Blaine Street, downtown Caldwell. Submissions will be taken until August 1, 2019. Then, attend the Buckaroo Breakfast during the Caldwell Night Rodeo to see the displays. Chamber officials are pleased to be bringing back live music by the Bravehearts, a military musical band, during the breakfast.
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are required to have a City Peddler’s license. The license ensures background checks have been completed, and the company involved is liable for the actions of its agents. A Peddler is any canvasser, salesperson, hawker, or person going door to door to attempt to gather information or sell wares. We all know the aggravation of having the dogs barking, baby napping, and doorbell ringing, only to be met by the person trying to sell you new vinyl siding for your brick home. Not all,
but some peddlers are high pressure and leave the residents feeling weary of trying to send them on their way. In addition to door to door peddling, the City is looking to tighten rules for street vendors, ensuring they locate in areas that do not impeded foot or auto traffic, do not vend dangerous items, are licensed and vetted, and do not impede parade routes. The City is looking to Indian Creek Plaza and Destination Caldwell to manage vendors around the Plaza to ensure they
We have partnered with Finding Rover using revolutionary technology to identify lost dogs and cats. This shelter now offers their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs and cats find their forever home. Now every dog and cat that enters the West Valley Humane Society shelter system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter and surrounding areas right from their smartphone or computer in efforts to find their missing pet, a neighbor’s missing pet, the family of a found pet, or
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comply with rules. Because events often bring their own vendors, a new process will be in place where those vendors will complete an online application and be vetted to ensure smooth sailing at the actual event. All in all, the strengthened ordinances will make for a better Caldwell, happier citizens, more quality vendors, and better run events. If you have comments, watch the City Council agendas and hop on down to a meeting to give your input, or shoot an email over to City Hall.
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July 2019 On June 7th, 2019 The Hartwell Corporation participated in a 10K “A RUN TO REMEMBER, 75TH ANNIVERSARY of D-DAY”, in honor of all those who served and landed on five beaches along a 50 mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s’ Normandy region, with monies going to The Wounded Warrior Project. What an honor it was to celebrate these men, and many of them knowing they would not be coming home. Thank you for your service and making America a great nation, we salute you!
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The Hartwell Corporation 10K “A Run To Remember, 75th Anniversary of D-Day” participants and their medals.
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Military Spotlight: The Bayonet
The US Model 1917 bayonet was first made for the British by the Remington and Winchester companies for use with the British Pattern 1914 rifle. Once America got involved in WW1, production was shifted to the United States and any surplus bayonets intended for Britain had the British acceptance marks over-stamped with U.S. marks and in some cases X‘d out. The differences in the bayonets produced for the British
and the U.S. was nominal. The British version had a oil hole in the pommel while the U.S. did not. With the exception of the acceptance markings, the only other major difference was the scabbard, specifically the belt attachment. The U.S. had a wire hanger and the British had a tab. The blade of the M1917 bayonet is a sword or saber pattern blade. It measures 16 ½” long. The original grips were wood. The bayonet fit
the US M1917 Enfield rifle. It will also fit the Model 1897 shotgun, which was used in the trenches during WW1 and also in WW2. A version of the M1917 bayonet came to life during the Vietnam War A special Model 1917 bayonet, with black plastic grips, was produced by General Cutlery and Canadian Arsenals Ltd for the 1960s service issue shotgun. Some of the maker marks. L-R: General Cutlery for the 1960 shotgun. US Remington with an X over old British mark. British marked M1917. The M1917 bayonet has become a collectible amongst edged weapon collectors. The Winchester made ones are the most sought after and
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Page 8 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE I think we can say now, summer is finally here but a shortened version of it. Spring was nice and unpredictable. I was just finally able to get access to one of my drain lots to clean up. It was not fun. Some of you may have spots in your lawn you’ve never seen before, or leaves that are curling up in your trees or shrubs maybe you’ve got yellowing leaves in your trees. Although spring rains are needed in our high desert, the fact that we’ve covered the soil with
houses, big buildings and lots of concrete and asphalt has caused great challenges. The natural cure all’s of sunlight, wind and absorption are greatly hampered. So we are left to repair the damage. The spots in your lawn, if they are not from an animal urinating there, it could very well be a fungus, it’s a tad to cool for bill bugs to be the cause of damage. A turf fungicide should do the trick. I’ve not encountered many fungal issues in my time in turf management but I have in greenhouses and if you don’t get on it soon, it can be costly. The cool and wet spring
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was great for insects like aphids to increase in numbers undetected. There are many methods to rid yourself of aphids; natural, organic and chemical and different applications topical and systemic. Natural is slow and may not get the aphids before to much damage is done. Natural treatments are lady bugs and preying mantis which eat the aphids and other insects but you have to go all in on them because any other poisonous treatment will get them also. If lady bugs are present it’s because there are insects there to eat, but if not you can buy theam online or
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locally. Other natural methods are insecticidal soaps or pyrethrums made from marigolds or by planting marigolds in amongst your desirable plants. These work but have a short affective life so multiple applications are needed. Chemical treatments are fast and effective also last a little longer so additional applications may not be necessary. These are usually topical or a spray application. The longest effective treatment is a systemic application. The label will say systemic on it. They work on the tree from the inside out. The most common application is granular ap-
plied to soil surface around the tree and absorb into the roots and spread throughout the trees circular system. This takes a bit of time but can really protect valuable trees or shrubs. Systemics can also be used to feed, treat diseases or correct iron deficiencies. This is also the best way to treat for yellowing leaves in trees. Our soils need help and being good stewards as we were commanded we must replace was been removed. Driving rusty iron pins in the ground around the tree is a long term solution. Until next time, Pat
Dave’s Big Back Yard As we dropped the first downrigger at Anderson Ranch Reservoir my expectations were high, fishing reports were good and my wife Karen and I are not newbies to the craft of catching kokanee salmon. For the last half dozen years, Anderson has been producing quality kokanee. Many in the 16 to 18 inch range with a few around 20 inches. The port side downrigger boom started jumping as my wife sprang into action, the line released from the downrigger clip. A kokanee began putting on an aerial display 50 feet behind the boat. When a kokanee gets hooked there is no way to explain the frantic melee that is about to happen. It’s like a two-year-old pitching a fit in a grocery store, moms doing her best but for the first minute or so junior has the
upper hand. Same with a kokanee, because of this fighting ability not every fish that gets hooked gets caught. Karen had the hot rod that day. She was fishing a Les Davis no. 3. Bolo in bright brass ahead of an orange kokanee killer tipped with shoepeg corn and Berkley gulp maggots. That day that combination was as good as it gets. Around one o’clock the bite slowed so we moored the boat and went to the little community of Pine and had lunch. That evening we caught more fish but the bite wasn’t as busy as the morning. Our daughter Shannon and her husband Todd Banta were coming up the following day so Karen and I thought we would give them some lessons on catching kokanee. Our lofty intentions were soon dashed by our
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failure to perform. The previous days combination went from as good as it gets to a couple of fish in the net. Mean while Shannon and Todd were fishing a dodger ahead of kokanee spinner and doing quite nicely. As we watched them catch fish we wallowed in our own inability. By the time we switched over to single blade the bite was slowing so our morning was less than stellar. Kokanee are great table fair, either grilled, baked or smoked if you bring them home ice cold they won’t disappoint. Keep your fishing line wet and have a Happy 4th.
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So we took our little 4 year old granddaughter, Amaia, fishing for her first time this year. We cast in for her and had her reel the line in. She watched the whole process of Poppa and Gramma catching and reeling their fish in. It didn’t take long before she began digging in the sand with shovel and bucket. Soon we had caught our limit of rainbow trout, a whole mess of them in a short period of time and we headed up to my brother’s house where he filleted them and my sister-in-law, battered and deep fried them. As we all loaded our plates up to eat them, Amaia looked at them very cautiously. We lied to her, yes we did, as we knew by the look on her face that Gramma Leora and Papa Sam Summers with Amaia with she was not going to eat those wiggling a big batch of trout after a great morning of fishing at Lake slimy fish she saw us catch down at Cascade the beach and we were not about to pull that one over on her. “Amaia, we cooked these chicken tenders just for you! Try them!” She took a little bite and looked at the part she bit off and gave us a “you can’t fool me” look and put it down and that was that! As hard as you try, you can’t fool a little girl! Too bad, she really would have liked it if Free Hot Dogs & Hamburgers she gave it a chance!
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Sam fly fishing in his float tube on Stanley Lake. As the summer heat hits the valley, snow is melting in the high country, bringing one of my favorite outdoor activities, fishing high mountain lakes! The Treasure Valley is blessed with proximity to so many high mountain lakes. Just look at maps around the McCall or Stanley areas. Some you can drive to, while others you have to walk, bike or ride off-road vehicles to get there. Some of these trips are easy short walks and others are very strenuous. No matter the difficulty, you are treated to spectacular scenery, wild flowers and wild life. When the ice comes off, usually in late June, the fish are hungry and will take bait, lures and flies. I prefer packing my float tube on a back pack to fly fish. Early in the season, damsel fly nymphs, leeches, wooly buggers and a wide assortment of nymphs work great. Dry flies
On Thursday, July 11, 2019 Steve Bouffard will present Bird Brains: Birds are often thought to be unintelligent. That is misleading. Birds have adapted to their habitats in many ways, including development of, in some cases, quite advanced intelligence. Their intelligence corresponds to their needs; some are highly intelligent and some are not. This presentation will discuss some of the examples of those who show intelligence. Steve is retired from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Bald Eagle sighting at Stanley Lake during a family camping/fishing trip.
will also work especially early and late in the day. As the season progresses, the fish may become more selective, but I believe getting your fly or lure to the proper depth is the most important element of success. Why fish your fly or lure at 2 feet of water when the fish are 10-15 feet deep? When fall approaches, the fishing picks up again. I assume they are getting ready for the long mountain winter under the ice. Generally, these lakes have rainbows, cutthroats and brook trout. Last year a good friend and I hiked into a trophy fishery lake north of McCall. This particular lake does not have a great trail, and you mostly have to climb straight up hill for one and half hours. When we reached the lake, it was alive with cutthroat trout feeding in the shallows! As we pumped our float
tubes up, it became apparent that my friend’s tube had a leak! Unfortunately, he had to wade and fish from the shore while I was in my float tube. It didn’t matter as we both caught lots of cutthroats in the 12-14 inch range, but caught none of the 20+ inch fish that live there. The fish were brilliantly colored. I assumed it was because they spawn in the spring and the ice was just off. I don’t think it mattered what we used to catch them on, but our most consistent success was with a green damsel fly nymph. I love it when adult damsel flies or dragon flies pay me a visit and land on my float tube or rod and rest or when the bald eagles and ospreys fish next to me. The wild flowers and sun were out and in short, it was a great day! So if you are in the hills this summer, check your maps
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Page 10 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Rylund Sherman is an incoming freshman at Caldwell High School. He is with Boy Scout Troop #502 and recently did his Eagle Scout Project at the Caldwell City Police Department Training and Shooting range. Working with the Corporal Richard Pelkey to come up with a design for a 10 foot elevated platform with stairs to be a part of the Caldwell City Police Department’s training obstacle course, Rylund arranged for the materials and labor to complete the project. A big shout out to all the Police Officers who were able to stop by to lend a hand over several Saturdays. A big “THANK YOU !!!” to Tristan & Kevin at our local Caldwell Franklin Building Supply and Victor at Lowe’s in Nampa for generously donating all the wood and hardware, for this project. We are so blessed here in Caldwell, to have such support for the Boy Scouts and the Caldwell City Police Department! The officers who helped were K9 officer Jared George, Sgt. Myron Kershaw, Of-
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ficer Jesse Cooper, Animal Control Officer Dawn Cardoza, Officer Max Boots, Cpl. Jeff Jensen, and
Officer Rudolfo Roman. Well done Rylund and CPD!
Rotary Youth Exchange! What a Difference a Year Makes!
What a difference a year makes especially for a Rotary Youth Exchange student. Martiniano Gallo arrived from San Carlos de Bolivar, Argentina just in time to experience the Caldwell Night Rodeo in August of 2018. It was a hot and crowded night at the Rodeo and he helped in our Rotary rodeo booth and also got to step out to watch the bull riding. He said, “this is not my first rodeo,” but it really was. He was already kidding around with us. His first host parent was Marisela Pesina, one of our Caldwell School District Trustees and a Caldwell Rotary
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member. Early on, Marisela took him on a trip to Seattle, an 8 hour trip in the car, where he got to know her family very quickly. He got to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with Marisela and her family. “Marty” was enrolled at Caldwell High School where he spent the year taking classes and making friends. This was a big transition for him. His school in Argentina only had 400 total students and now he was in a much larger school. He said he was very nervous when he began school there and got lost within 5 minutes, but now said he is a much more confident person than when he began and he “just loved it!” His purpose for coming on this exchange was to “learn English better,” as Spanish was his native language. Nothing compares to being fully immersed to begin this journey. But he had a lot of support at Caldwell High School through its FHLA (Future Hispanic Leaders of America) club.
There he found others who helped him through some language barriers and this was where he made special friends whom he said he was really going to miss when he leaves. Marty also participated on the CHS track team where he made more friends. By the end of the school year he helped with language translation in the school office with others needing that assistance. Throughout the year Marty had many experiences with other Rotary Youth Exchange Students. He attended McCall’s Winter Carnival over a long weekend with the other Rotary students who came from other countries and the students from our area who will be leaving for exchanges to other countries this coming fall. They rode on a float in the Marti Gras parade displaying all their flags representing the countries from where they were from or the countries they would be going to. What a great experience for all! With his 2nd host parent,
Well hello summer. I’ve noticed that when I am in the huge hustle of a long to do list I tend to forget to look up.
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Rotary Youth Exchange Student Martiniano Gallo giving Caldwell Rotary President-Elect Aaron Buck a Rotary Club banner from his home country’s sponsoring club, the Rotary Club of Bolivar, District 4930, Argentina. He will take a Caldwell Rotary Club banner home with him to give to his sponsoring club. On his trip home, he will be wearing the Rotary jacket you see in this photo. He collected all the buttons from other Rotary Exchange Students, from places he went to and events that he attended. These special Rotary jackets are recognized at airports around the world as these students travel to and from their countries.
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find myself wondering how I missed the budding of the tree or that the garden weeds grow faster than the vegatables. This has been an exciting month for our family. Garrett, our middle son graduated high school the latter part of May. We managed to sneak away for a few days and spend some time on the Oregon Coast, which was surprisingly warm and not windy. It was a rough kick start to get back to life and work, but so far so good. Much like our beautiful world changing and my disconnect from it; life too changes. One day I was taking care of this sweet little boy trying to prepare him for life in this country and then next watching him clean out his room to leave for Fort Benning, Georgia to protect it.
I am so incredibly proud of him yet the mama part of worry will always be there. So my revelation, life will continue to change, watching it or not. It is our choosing of priorities. We will see what we focus on. We all have weeds to tend to, but don’t forget to stop to smell the bloom or eat a raspberry from the vine. Garrett you are such an amazing young man. I love you so much. You are strong and brave. Be safe my sweet son.
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Caldwell Rotary Club President Jeff Hunsicker and his kids, he even tried ice skating at Indian Creek Plaza. He said he only fell about 200 times! Marty went on an “Eastern Tour,” with Rotary taking in New York City, Washington DC, and Boston, during spring break and the thing that impressed him the most was that the Statue of Liberty was not “huge!” After spring break, Marty returned to Marisela’s home until the end of the school year and then went on to Mike and Tammy Dittenber’s home for the rest of his time here before leaving on June 22nd. He said he will be happy to see his family back home, but will be a little bit sad to leave because now he will be leaving his family that is here and he will miss “everything else!” While speaking to our club, he said “I learned that people are the most important things for me.”What a difference a year makes! Safe journeys from here on out Martiniano!
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TUNA, BEAN, AND RED PEPPER SALAD
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Prep time: 20-30 minutes Yield: Makes 4 servings
Leora’s comments: This is a good fresh tasting salad for summer. It has a Mediterranean flair about it and is great for a high protein, low-carb lunch or an accent side for a dinner. If you don’t care for tuna or Kalamata olives, leave them out and customize it to your taste. Balsamic vinegar/red wine dressing: Ingredients: you can find it in some stores, or simply 1 can (6 ounces) of chunk white albacore tuna packed in water, drained mix ¼ cup red wine vinegar, ¼ cup balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or small white beans (low sodium) together. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Flake tuna into a medium-large bowl; 2/3 cup drained black or Kalamata olives add all other ingredients except feta 1 fresh red pepper, diced (or fresh tomatoes) cheese. Combine with balsamic/red wine 3/4 cup diced celery dressing. Spoon onto a mixture of iceberg 1/2 white onion, chopped or 3 to 4 green onions, chopped lettuce and spinach. Top with crumbled 1/4 cup raw or roasted sunflower seeds (optional) feta cheese. (You can also top it with 1/2 cup balsamic/red wine vinegar dressing (see at right) chopped-up, hard-boiled eggs, if you Crumbled feta cheese wish.)
by Michael Hensel, Caldwell Perspective
When life gives you lemons, the old saying goes, make lemonade. Life is giving us all lemons, sometimes just in the physical effects of aging, sometimes even more. While scientists and doctors struggle to understand what happens to our brains as we age, some suffer the worst impacts of that aging, alzheimers and dementia. It’s incredibly difficult to make lemonade with those types of lemons. But try we must. We spent an afternoon in Greenleaf last month, enjoying the weather and gazing at the multiple cars, pickups, tractors and vintage travel trailers presented as part of the Greenleaf Car and Tractor Show. (See the June Caldwell Perspective!) While there, we stopped into Nathan’s Greenleaf Cafe for a late lunch, the cafe was busy and we were seated at a table much larger than we needed,long story short, we ended up moving to a smaller table in order to seat a large group of people from Lenity Senior Living. It was a planned outing for a group of residents that obviously enjoyed the fresh air and the opportunity to revisit some of the vehicles from their past. While I have no idea of the personal challenges of the residents we met, I do know that they were being cared for by a wonderful staff and they all looked healthy and fit and happy. Lemonade indeed!
West Nile Virus Found in Canyon County
Culex species mosquitoes in a trap collected on Friday June 14 southwest of Parma, ID off Hwy 18 near the Oregon Stateline registered very high West Nile Virus reading. The trap test results were submitted for confirmation to the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories on Monday, June 17 with results today showing a positive West Nile Virus confirmation. Also note that this is an early detection of the disease and warm dry summer weather may trigger more West Nile virus activity. Nighttime Ultra-Low Volume (“fogging”) will be taking place tonight and tomorrow night to reduce the numbers of Culex species (West Nile Virus carrying) mosquitoes. Weather
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Why I “heart” Caldwell
Born and raised in Caldwell, I think I have always loved her, but recently a conversation wherein others not so inclined needed convincing, it gave me pause to think about why. Why do I love Caldwell? So here is a short list I came up with in just one day of driving hither and yon, stopping here and there, in Caldwell: I love that a jogger, in late afternoon heat, sweat dripping from him, detoured off Kimball through the park to let his Llewellen Setter on a leash, circle the trees and pee. The jogger literally kept running, around the tree, to let his dog cool off and relieve himself if he felt inclined. It was nice, and if you are that guy, thank you for being part of what I loved about Caldwell this day. I love that an elderly woman with an assistive walker, walks her chubby wiener dog around her
by Tammy Dittenber, Caldwell Perspective Editor
neighborhood. The dog likely needs that walk more than the women does, but whatever her reasoning, it was a good thing to do, and I was happy to see it. I love that on 9th and Chicago, a home has by serendipity or design, ended up with a giant heart shaped evergreen shrub in their side-yard. I’d love to think it was by design, but who knows? I just know it’s lovely and a novelty and it makes me happy when I drive by it. This day I loved that the children in my neighborhood all played in our culdesac street, on trikes, bikes, scooters, towels underarm, laughing, with ice cream dripping from their chins. I love that the people of Caldwell “Rocks” take rock painting seriously enough that just about anywhere you go, you can find a pretty painted
rock with a fun image or an inspirational thought. I found one today at the Jackson Store on 10th. This is just one day, one hour, driving around, running errands and here I have an entire list of Caldwell love to be grateful for and share with you. Pretty cool. Pretty danged cool.
From The Banks of The Creek – Caldwell’s Blues on the Banks Event Returns to Indian Creek Plaza
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am ready to bring back this great event to Caldwell. I am so thankful for all the years this event was a success and am excited to continue bringing great music and culture to Caldwell. Over the years, Blues on the Banks has had several different locations, but I am pleased to announce that it finally will have a permanent home, Indian Creek Plaza in the new downtown Caldwell! I am so pleased to see the changes that are happening downtown and want to support it. I am also renaming the event ‘Blues on the Creek’. Please join me for a night of blues, fun, food, and drinks at the beautiful Indian Creek Plaza, Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. This one-night event will showcase multiple bands including traveling bands from California and a Rockabilly band from Portland, Oregon. You can get tickets from me or at the Destination Caldwell office downtown. Tickets are going to be $10
Archive photos from past years.
“I’m back and I am going to revive this. This is going to get good!” Jerry Hardy if you purchase them in advance or $15 at the door. All the money raised will go to the Brad Carrow
Scholarship Fund and a free youth ice skating program, SK8 Coalition. See you on the Creek!
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NOT IMPORTANT...BUT POSSIBLY OF INTEREST When you grow older and the children are gone, pets take on additional importance. Asher, our best friend for 11 years, died unexpectedly recently. I have thought long and hard about writing something about Asher. But I think actor Jimmy Stewart expressed our feelings better than I can in a poem he read years ago on the Johnny Carson show. Below are portions of that poem: He never came to me when I would call Unless I had a tennis ball, Or he felt like it, But mostly he didn’t come at all. When he was young He never learned to heel Or sit or stay, He did things his way. Discipline was not his bag But when you were with him things sure didn’t drag… …On the evening walks, and Gloria took him, He was always first out the door. The Old One and I brought up the rear Because our bones were sore. He would charge up the street with Mom hanging on, What a beautiful pair they were!
And if it was still light and the tourists were out, They created a bit of a stir. But every once in a while, he would stop in his tracks And with a frown on his face look around. It was just to make sure that the Old One was there And would follow him where he was bound. We are early-to-bedders at our house -- I guess I’m the first to retire. And as I’d leave the room he’d look at me And get up from his place by the fire. He knew where the tennis balls were upstairs, And I’d give him one for a while. He would push it under the bed with his nose And I’d fish it out with a smile. And before very long He’d tire of the ball And be asleep in his corner In no time at all. And there were nights when I’d feel him Climb upon our bed And lie between us, And I’d pat his head. And there were nights when I’d feel this stare And I’d wake up and he’d be sitting there And I reach out my hand and stroke his hair. And sometimes I’d feel him sigh and I think I know
by Wayne Cornell
the reason why. He would wake up at night And he would have this fear Of the dark, of life, of lots of things, And he’d be glad to have me near. And now he’s dead. And there are nights when I think I feel him Climb upon our bed and lie between us, And I pat his head. And there are nights when I think I feel that stare And I reach out my hand to stroke his hair, But he’s not there. Oh, how I wish that wasn’t so, I’ll always love a dog named Beau. The days pass slowly. I suppose the ache will eventually go away. But the memory of our 11 years with Asher will always be treasured.
Book Review By Our Very Own Little Book Store Around the Corner, Amy Perry Owner of the Rubiayat Book Store Nevil Shute (Norway) was an English novelist and aeronautical engineer. A Town Like Alice is a story about working for what you want. It is also a love story. Englishwoman Jean Paget survives a Japanese death walk during the World War II
“A Town Like Alice” by Nevil Shute
only to find that she cannot return to the youthful interests of the pre-war girl. Coming into an inheritance, she returns to Malaysia to repay kindness received from the natives during her ordeal. While there she discovers that Joe, the young Australian man who helped her during the war, has also sur-
vived. Jean decides to go to Australia to find Joe, stopping briefly in Alice Springs, a lovely town in the Australian outback. Continuing her search, Jean arrives in Willstown, a scatterering of buildings near the station where Joe is employed. Willstown residents have outbackitis, the firm belief that
because it is located in the outback of Australia that it will never be anything. And, indeed, there are a few women and no reason for women to stay there. And no Joe because he has gone to England to search for her. While Jean waits for Joe’s return, she turns her mind to ways to improve Willstown.
Farmer’s Market on the Plaza
If you haven’t been down to Indian Creek Plaza on Tuesday evenings, you are missing something. The new and improved Caldwell Farmer’s Market starts around 5pm and goes until 9pm or so. There are local vendors scattered around the Plaza, a food truck or two to
provide snacks or dinner, and Idaho Central Credit Union sponsors the stage with some great live music entertainment. Lemonade, Wine, Beer, and water are available by the drink, as well as fresh beef, herbs, wines, soaps, candles, lotions, handmade crafts, and lots of seating to park your carcass and enjoy
Since Alice Springs is a lovely town, it must be possible. And you will have to read the book for the rest of the story! Shute’s writing style is brisk and spare; his story lines are clean with well-rounded characters and clean endings. I think “A Town Like Alice” should be required senior year reading. by Tammy Dittenber, Editor
an evening of relaxing music, dancing, and food. Plaza side businesses stay open and you can stop in for that fare as well. We are seeing more and more out of town visitors to the market, so go early, stay late and enjoy all Caldwell is offering up. Also,
make sure to say hello to Katie McClain (or Katie-Potatie as I call her) the Destination Caldwell intern from University of Idaho, who works hard and spruces up the place with her energy and happy smile. If it’s Tuesday, it’s Caldwell Market, so plan to stop in.
So, You Think You Can Sing?
It’s time to step on the Idaho Central Credit Union Stage and belt out your best rendition of ‘Don’t Stop Believin’. Indian Creek Plaza is hosting a Karaoke competition this summer to highlight the best of Caldwell’s talent. The winner of the competition will receive: a Tuesday night suite at Caldwell Night Rodeo featuring an unlimited snack bar, unlimited draft beers and soda, and a bottle
of Pendleton whiskey for up to 12 people! This prize is valued at $1500! Second place will receive two ‘19-’20 season tickets to Caldwell Fine Arts performances. Third place will receive $100 to Ruth Chris Steak House. The first round of the competition was held on June 21. 41 people came and sang for the judges and 11 singers will move onto the Final Round August 9 from 6-10PM. If you
did not get a change to sing in the first round, you can still compete! We will qualify 10 more singers to move onto the final round on July 19 from 6-10PM. Registration is at 5pm and is free. Bring your friends and family to support you! You will enjoy this event, even if you are not a singer! It is fun to watch the community show off their talents.
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Page 14 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Text messages are a great way for businesses to stay in touch with their customers. It’s a convenient way to keep up to date on account activity, appointment reminders and tracking deliveries. But ambiguous messages are popping on phones with ulterior motives. You may have seen them “A deposit has been made in your account, click to confirm” or “Package delivery attempted, get notifications here”. They sound vaguely familiar; maybe you were in fact waiting for a deposit or expecting a delivery, but Better Business Bureau warns you to proceed with caution. Scammers are sending deceptive text messages to smart devices to trick you into giving up account information. It’s called “smishing”, it’s a phishing scam delivered to you via text, or SMS. These scam texts use a variety of messages and
Scam Alert “Smishing”
techniques, often creating a sense of urgency to act fast. Their goal? To get your personal, financial or account information. These messages often contain links that download malware on your phone or email addresses that prompt you to fall into a social engineering scam, or just to elicit a response in order to gain your trust and your money. In one example, you get a phony text messages that look like alerts from a bank where you may or may not have an account. The message appears to be about your password or account status, but if you follow the link, the page asks you to verify your information by entering account data or personal information. And now that important information is in the wrong hands. If you receive one of these scam messages, take the time to verify before clicking anything. The first step is to ignore instructions to text “STOP” or “NO” to prevent future texts. This is a common ploy by scammers to confirm they have a real, active phone number. If you think your text message is real, be sure it’s directing to a web
Rebecca Barr, BBB Northwest + Pacific address like “yourbank.com” not “yourbank.otherwebsite.com.” Keep in mind, if you have not previously signed up for text alerts, one out of the blue should raise a red flag. Of course, criminals get creative, so you can count on different smishing tactics to arise. Be suspicious of links sent in texts by people you do know. Your friend’s phone could have been compromised or stolen. A hacker could be spoofing, or pretending, to be someone you know. If someone asks for your personal or financial information or an account log-in or password by text, don’t respond. You should never give this information to anyone over a text message. For more about scams, go to BBB.org/ScamTips. Read more about phishing scams at BBB.org/PhishingScam. If you’ve been the victim of a scam, help others avoid falling victim by reporting what happened on the BBB Scam Tracker.
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It cannot be expressed often enough to help people truly understand the seriousness of fraud and how easily it happens. What the con-artists depend on is that people will fall for it AND that they will be too embarrassed to report it when it happens. It WILL happen to, or at least be attempted on, you or a loved one. Once the money is gone, there may be no way to recover it. Common types of fraud: Microsoft, Romance Fraud, Home Repairs and Asphalting, Investment Fraud, Calls from Social Security or IRS, Grandparent Scam CallHow do you avoid fraud? The types and number of scams go on and on. In fact, it could possibly fill every inch of this paper and then some to list
them all. So how do you stay safe from these frauds? Even more importantly, how do you help an elderly loved one stay safe from these? Be proactive. Find out the types of frauds It is wise to be overly suspicious and non-trusting than to lose your money and wish you had checked it out. • Don’t answer your phone from numbers that are unknown to you. • If you become aware of an elderly family member sending money to others it may be uncomfortable to address but is important to make sure they are not being scammed. Ask the difficult questions and know they may not be forthcoming with the true answers due to embarrassment. Talk to your parents and grandparents before they get
by Val Brooks a call. Tell them the scams that are out there and how to avoid being taken advantage of. Be proactive in helping them avoid being defrauded. • You’ve heard it before: if it sounds too good to be true….it probably is. • Don’t make investments of any kind without first checking the status of the person offering the investment. Make sure they have proper licenses to offer investments. View the consumer protection information on the following sites: https://www. ag.idaho.gov/consumer-protection/ https://www.fbi.gov/scams-andsafety https://www.uspis.gov/ http://www.bbb.org/ https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/ To be continued next month
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Page 16 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Tailgating season is again coming to Caldwell this fall at the College of Idaho. Going into the sixth season of football with high expectations, both on and off the field, the Yote tailgaters are taking their game to another level also. Gone are the days of tailgating with chips and sandwiches as standard fare, grills are firing up and recipes are being fine tuned. Yote Nation wants all community members who are interested in tailgating to join Yote Nation this fall. Can you smell the aroma of BBQ and smoked meats wafting in the air? The laughter of the fans, alumni and community fill the parking lot along with good natured banter of how the Yotes will conquer their
Tailgating is Coming
by Carl Anderson
Marty Holly and friends waiting patiently for serving line to begin.
foe on the field in a couple of hours. Can you hear the band marching through the tailgating sections leading the football team towards Simplot Stadium? Sound like fun? If the thought of great food and great company got your juices flowing, call the athletic department and
get a tail gate spot for this fall. You won’t regret joining Yote Nation. Remember, you don’t need to be an alum of the College to join in on the fun. As Uncle Sam once said, “We want you!” A prime example of the quality of food made by the 90’s Alumni group, is they have been chosen to
Pit Master Lance Elroy with results of Bbq.
be auctioned at the “Go Purple” Banquet. The hosted tailgate allows for 25 people to enjoy great BBQ and smoked meats including the best Brisket you will ever taste done by Pit Master, Lance Elroy. The hosted event consists of BBQ and smoked meats, delicious side dishes and 25 tickets to
Yote Girls Perform at Taco Bell Areana
the game. If any business or individual is interested in purchasing a hosted tailgate, please contact Carl Anderson (208-608-4569) for details. You will have a great time as two dates are available excluding Homecoming 2019. As you can see from the pictures, a good time is had by all. by Chantele Hensel, Publisher
Front row, L to R: Lexy Swanson, Regan Moore, Rylin Friedli, Aly Castaneda, Amya Rhoan, Brinley Reed, Eva Boyd Second Row L to R: Miranda Armbruster, Jazzy Ackerson, Rachel Morgan, Beth Anderson, Kristen Malone Back Row, L to R: Alex Muir, Maddie McIntosh, Samantha LePiane, Hannah Geisbrecht, Kristin Carlin (and Obviously the Boys in The Band)
College of Idaho Cheerleaders on Taco Bell Arena Stage
What an exciting experience for our College of Idaho Cheerleaders and a great way to put Caldwell on the big stage in front of thousands of people. Coach GG Anderson received an email one Tuesday morning from the management team of the New Kids on the Block, Mixtape Tour. At first GG thought it was a hoax, the email inquired on the availability of the College of Idaho Cheerleaders to perform on stage at the Taco Bell Arena with the New Kids on the Block. Not sure of what would happen next. Another coorespondence took place and then music and choreography for the girls to prepare for their routine. The girls only had days to practice and spent late nights working hard. Seventeen of our College of Idaho Cheerleaders, a combination of current and upcoming along side of an alumni lit the stage up with purple and gold. Coach GG Anderson said, “It was a surreal experience for the team. I am very proud of each and every one of them.”
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