June 2015 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho

Edition Seven


JUNE 2015

Caldwell Farmer’s Market

Congratulations Donna Shines!

“What I learned from my Dad was...”

8th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby

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L to R: Diane Moffat (Key Bank Manager), Jaime Deanda (Key Bank Consumer Banker), Berta Lopez, Casey Eells (Academy Mortgage Loan Officer/Meridian), Michael Hensel (Hensel Accounting & Tax) It never ceases to amaze about all the good things that go on in Caldwell. I was told about this group that was going to paint some lady’s house and that maybe I should go and take a picture, so off I went. I got so much more than I bargained for. This town is wonderful and we have so many hidden “gems” that do so much, like the Grotto Group. Berta Lopez, home owner, had called the city for the past couple

of years to see if they could get a group together during the “Paint the Town” program to come paint her house. She had it painted a couple of years earlier by a painter she had hired and he did a pretty poor job. After the job was done and paid for, she tried to contact him, but what a surprise to find that he was nowhere to be found. Berta is a widow who raised her four kids by herself in Wilder and after they were all grown and out of the

Back Row, L to R: Bill Re, Brad Cooper, Michael Hensel, Berta Lopez (home owner), Kim Doan, Casey Eells, Diane Moffat, Ben Snell; Sign Holders: Teresa Collins, Jaime De Anda

house, she moved to her current location in Caldwell. After contacting the city, she was informed that the “Paint the Town” program no longer existed. So she was so excited this year when she was contacted by Diane Moffat and told that the Grotto Group was going to help her out, and that they would paint her house as one of their volunteer projects. “The answer is always there, you just have to keep on looking,” said Berta. This was an answer to her prayer! The Grotto Group is made up of different business owners that just want to “make a difference,” said Key Bank Manager, Diane Moffat. About 4 years ago, Diane, along with Bill Re (Realtor for Silver Creek Realty) and Brian Doke (owner of The Chronicles Of) got the The Grotto Group started in Meridian. In October of 2014, Diane Moffat, Ben Snell and Casey Eeels started a Caldwell chapter. Today they have 18 members. They meet weekly to discuss what they are doing in their businesses and how they can contribute to their community through their group. Once one project is over, they look for a new opportunity. They have supported Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV) and others in our community. Kudos to the Grotto Group. Other projects have included “Rake up Caldwell, Nampa, Meridian and Boise.” They have donated to and volunteered for the Boise Rescue Mission, the Mentoring Network and others. The Grotto Group urges members to strive to become a participating sales force in the business community for all its members and to look for opportunities to help in the community within the framework of Grotto Group activities. They work to make the business community more successful, and the community at large, a better place to live. For more information contact Diane Moffat at: diane_moffat@keybank.com.


Photo by Leora Summers

Photos by Leora Summers

The Grotto Group--Scrapin’ and Paintin’ for Berta!

Kayla Widner of Widner Family Farms. This is the first year that Kayla has participated in this market. She said “I just decided to do it.” Thank you to all who participate to make this a fun local event from May through September! See page 4 for Market relocation and entertainment details.

Thumbs Down Ruling on Ethanol Plant By Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

On May 5th the Canyon County Commissioners each took a turn expressing their thoughts leading to their individual decisions on the conditional use permit (CUP) appeal that was made earlier by Demeter Bio-Resources for the ethanol component to their proposed food processing facility. Demeter Bio-Resources planned to grow SunSpud tubers (hybrid of sun flower and Jerusalem artichoke) on acreage in the Lower Pleasant Ridge Road area, process them in a food processing facility to be built there, and then to combine their waste product with barley grain to produce ethanol in another separate onsite ethanol plant. The ruling came down, two-to-one, to deny the appeal for the conditional use permit for the ethanol component of the food processing facility. Commissioner Steve Rule voted to repeal the denial which would have allowed the ethanol plant, while commissioners Craig Hansen and Tom Dale upheld the denial from Planning and Zoning’s earlier decision. The food processing component was never in question, as it fit

within the guidelines of the zoning for that area. Now it will be interesting to see if Demeter Bio-Resources will go ahead to grow the SunSpuds and process them there without the ethanol component. Demeter BioResources was then informed that they had a 15 day window from this date to file another appeal. The three commissioners gave their own thoughts and conclusions that led them to their independent votes. It was refreshing to see their thoughtful logic, separate from one another, in making their final decision. All three commissioners are to be commended for their professionalism in dealing with this matter. On May 15th, the act of submitting the decision in the written form completed the process.

Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center 459-0132 Every Mon & Thurs: 9 AM Exercise Class Every Mon & Thurs: 10 AM Fit & Fall Class Every Mon: 1 PM Line Dancing Every Tues (ex/June 16): 9 AM Art Group Every Tues: 1 PM Pinochle Every Tues: 5:30 PM Bingo Every Wed: 10:30AM Crochet & Knitting Every Wed: 7 PM Square Dancing Caldwell Library 459-3242 Every Sat: 11:30 AM Guitar Lessons Every Mon: 10:30 AM Baby Storytime Every Tues: 10:30 AM Preschool Storytime Every Tues: (ex/June 2 & 9) 7 PM Hora de Cuentos Every Tues: 5:15 PM Yoga (10+) Every Wed: 11 AM Heroes for Kids Every Thurs: 3 PM Teen Make It Every Fri: 10 AM Tai Chi June 4 11 AM-12 PM: WVMC Newborn Nutrition Clinic, Caldwell Senior Center Foot Clinic Appt. 866-3907. 11:30 AM: Veterans Therapeutic Garden Grand Opening, 305 W. Belmont St. 5 PM-6:30 PM: Boise River Enhancement Plan, NRCS 2208 E. Chicago. 6:30 PM: Caldwell Library Board Meeting. June 5 8 AM: Community Service Scholarship Golf Scramble, Purple Sage Golf Course. 4:30-6 PM: GSD Meeting, Stewarts Patio. 6-8 PM: Shrimp Dinner at the Caldwell Eagles Lodge, 815 Arthur St., 454-8054. 6-9 PM: Caldwell Senior Center Dance. 7 PM: James & Rochelle Barrett & Kenny perform at The Birdstop, 702 Main St. June 6 Hat Ranch Winemakers Dinner at Vale Wineshop and Lounge, 371-4271. 8 AM- 2 PM: Community Yard Sale for “Relay for Life” WVMC & Idaho Surgery Center, Simplot Stadium parking lot. 12 PM: Eagles Changing of the Flag Ceremony. 12-5 PM: New Merlot Release, Huston Vineyards, 16473 Chicken Dinner Rd. 7 PM: James Dewberry at The Birdstop, 702 Main St. June 8 6/8 – 12: 4-6 & 7-8 Grades Volleyball Camp, Caldwell Rec. at Jefferson Middle School. 6/8 – 11: Lifetime Sports, Memorial Park, Caldwell Rec. June 9 11 AM-2 PM: Caldwell Senior Center Health Fair, Senior Center, 1009 Everett St.

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June 2015

Calendar of Events 11:15 AM-1 PM: Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak Lunch, Simplot Fire Side Room, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., 459-7493. 3 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Kimball & Arthur St. 6 PM: WVMC Breastfeeding 101, 1717 Arlington Ave., 459-4641. June 10 3 PM: Teen Gaming, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. June 11 Caldwell Fire Department, “Fill The Boot” at the intersection of 10th/Chicago. All Funds Go To MDA. 9 AM: “55 Alive Class”, Caldwell Senior Center. 2 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. 2 PM: Afternoon Read, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. June 12 Caldwell Fire Department, “Fill The Boot” at the intersection of 10th/Chicago. All funds go to MDA. 4:30 PM: Kids Yoga, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. 5 PM: Adult Yoga, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. 6-8 PM: Chicken Fried Steak Dinner at the Caldwell Eagles Lodge, 815 Arthur St., 454-8054. 6-9 PM: Caldwell Senior Center Dance. June 13 9 AM: WVMC Safe Babysitter Babysitting Class, 1717 Arlington Ave., 459-4641. 11 AM-4 PM: Music & A Word, Memorial Park. 12 PM-2 PM: Lady Best Ball, Purple Sage Golf Course, 15192 Purple Sage. 1 PM: Chalk the Sidewalk, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. 2 PM: Family Movie, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. 7 PM: Gary & Cindy Braun perform at the Birdstop, 702 Main St. June 14

1 PM: Caldwell Senior Center Board Meeting. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, Community Rm., Police Dept. June 16 9 AM-2:30 PM: American Red Cross Blood Drive, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. 12 PM: Urban Renewal Meeting, Community Rm. at Police Dept. Caldwell Sr. Center Foot Clinic, Appt. 866-3907. 6-9 PM: City Budget Review: Expenditures for Police Dept. & Public Works. June 17 3 PM: Jr. Makers Club, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. 3 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Kimball & Arthur St. 7:15-9:30 PM: Idaho Wine, From Bud to Taste Bud Movie Premiere, Northern Lights Cinema & Grill, Karcher Mall, Nampa. June 18 4:30-6:30 PM: Caldwell Business After Hours Customer Appreciation BBQ, 2922 E. Cleveland Blvd. 7 PM: Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Club, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. 7:30 PM: Music Theatre of Idaho presents, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jewett Auditorium, 468-2385. June 19 6-9 PM: Caldwell Sr. Center Dance, 1009 Everett St. 7 PM- Dessert Gala featuring Opera Elect at The Birdstop, 702 Main St. 7:30 PM: Music Theatre of Idaho presents, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jewett Auditorium, 468-2385. June 20 1:30 PM: Music Theatre of Idaho presents, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jewett Auditorium, 468-2385. Hat Ranch Release Party, 15343 Plum Rd., Horsewood Catering. Huston Vineyards Farm to Table Dinner, 16473 Chicken Dinner Rd. Greenleaf Historical Society All Class Reunion. 7:30 PM: Music Theatre of Idaho presents, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jewett Auditorium, 468-2385. June 21

8 AM: Lady Best Ball, Fairview Golf Course, 816 Grant St. 6-8 PM: Hat Ranch Savor Idaho at the Idaho Botanical Gardens. www.hatranchwinery.com. June 15 Caldwell Rec, Youth Soccer Camp, Ages 6-8 & 9-12, Memorial Park, Kimball & Grant. csanders@ci.caldwell.id.us. Caldwell Rec, 2nd Session Swim Lesson, Ages 6-8 & 9-12, Caldwell Municipal Pool, Kimball & Grant. csanders@ci.caldwell.id.us.

June 22 7:30 PM: Caldwell Centennial Band Concert, Caldwell Memorial Park. Bring your friends and chair. June 23 1 PM: Caldwell Senior Center AARP Meeting. 5-7 PM: Public Open House at Thomas Jefferson School to discuss US 20/26 - Eagle Rd., Boise to I-84, Caldwell.

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June 23 (Continued) 6-9 PM: City Budget Review: Expenditures for Fire Dept. & General Fund. June 24 3 PM: Teen Gaming, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. 3 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Kimball & Arthur St. Downtown. June 25 2 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. June 26 3 PM: Teen Gaming, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. 6-8 PM: Ribeye Steak Dinner at the Caldwell Eagles Lodge, 815 Arthur St., 454-8054. 6-9 PM: Caldwell Senior Center Dance, 1009 Everett St.

June 27 8 AM: CNR Power of Pink Golf Tournament, Timberstone Golf Course. For info call Lyle 250-0405 or Kathy 573-9267. 2 PM: Family Movie, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St., 459-3242. July 1 7:30 AM-1 PM: Gee Whiz, Feed The Kids, Summer Feeding Program, Syringa Middle School, 1415 E. Beech St. 3 PM: WVMC Create A Will, 1717 Arlington Ave., 459-4641. 3 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Kimball & Arthur St. Downtown. July 2 11 AM: WVMC Newborn Nutrition Clinic, 1717 Arlington Ave., 4594641. July 3 6 PM: WVMC Newborn Nutrition Clinic, 1717 Arlington Ave., 459-4641.


6-9 PM: Caldwell Senior Center Dance, 1009 Everett St. July 4

In 2010 the Caldwell Lions Club celebrated 80 years of serving the people of Caldwell and the world, as members of Lions Clubs International. To commemorate that occasion, we had a pin designed to tell our story. Our club asked Alex Free, a student in the Caldwell School District at the time, to assist us with the artwork. Alex had won our peace poster contest more than once, so the club was familiar with her talent. The pin she designed incorporated our organization’s local and international focus.

Paramedic Update Stay Cool This Summer! By Steve Blados, Paramedic

City of Greenleaf Independence Celebration. 10 AM: Caldwell 4th of July Parade. 11:30 AM: Caldwell Celebration Opening Ceremonies, Memorial Park. 12-4 PM: Caldwell Family Activities, Memorial Park. Dusk: Caldwell Fireworks, Caldwell High School/Brothers Park. Want to add an event into the Caldwell Perspective? Email submissions to editor@caldwellperspective.com or drop off at our office, 217 S. 9th Ave., Proudly Downtown Caldwell.

Lions Club Pin Depicts Club’s Focus The eyeglasses depicted the main focus of the Caldwell Lions as well as Lions International. Our club spends thousands of dollars annually, purchasing eyeglasses for the needy in the community. The people in the lens represented the diversity of members within our group and in the people that we serve. The background of the left lens is of the Caldwell YMCA, representing our club’s sizable donation to help build the Y and our continued support of the Y’s programs. The background of the right lens represents our support of the Indian Creek project in Caldwell through our donation of the clock that is next to Blaine overlooking the park. The pin that Alex designed won the Lions Clubs International pin contest at the International convention in Seattle that year.


by Loren Honstead

We, the members of the Caldwell Lions Club, are very proud of Alex and of this award. It continues to be a wonderful representation of what Caldwell Lions Club does for our community and the world. The Lions Club of Caldwell would love a donation of the eye glasses that you no longer use. Many of us have a drawer full of eye glasses with prescriptions that no longer suit us. The Lions Club of Caldwell collects glasses that are no longer useful to you, but could benefit someone else without the funds to buy what they need. You can drop off your eye glass donation at Dakan Funeral Chapel, 504 South Kimball, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Someone will be there to accept your donation. Your donation will be greatly appreciated.

Summer is finally here! Well, actually the first day of summer is June 21st, but with recent warmer temperatures, it already feels like it. Speaking of warmer temperatures, every summer we at Canyon County Paramedics, respond to 911 calls for patients suffering from symptoms of heat related-illness. These patients come in all ages and sizes, and are participating in all sorts of activities ranging from sports to work. When it gets really hot, even remaining sedentary in a home or in a parked vehicle that is too hot can result in illness faster than you may think. Most healthcare providers describe these symptoms as two distinct entities, but they actually occur on a continuum. Heat exhaustion is less severe, and will deteriorate into heat stroke if left untreated. When someone is suffering from heat exhaustion, symptoms include sweating, headache, dizziness, nausea, weakness, and feeling of thirst. A person suffering from heat exhaustion will still have their mental faculties and will be acting normally. If untreated, the patient will deteriorate into a state called heat stroke. There are two important things to look for if you suspect heat stroke; change in mental status and the absence of sweating. If someone who is suffering from heatrelated illness is behaving in an

abnormal fashion or becomes unconscious, the condition has progressed from heat exhaustion to heat stroke. To prevent heat-related illness, first and foremost, stay well-hydrated. Drink water, juice and sports drinks. Sorry guys...sodas, coffee, tea and alcoholic beverages don’t count, as they contain diuretics that can cause or exacerbate dehydration. Wear light clothing and take breaks from activities to go somewhere that is cooler, like an air-conditioned building or the shade of your favorite tree. During times of extreme heat, try to limit activities to the cooler parts of the day, like morning and evening. If you or someone you are with begins to experience heatrelated symptoms, move them to a cooler area and remove heavy clothing items. Allow them to drink fluids like water, juice or sports drinks. Heat stroke is life threatening. If someone is acting abnormally, stops sweating but is still hot to the touch, or becomes unconscious, call 911 right away. Their life is in jeopardy. Enjoy your summer, and if you’re like me, remember that we’ve been waiting all winter to start complaining about the heat! Steve Blados may be reached for questions or comments at sblados@ccparamedics.com


Our Community

“Gee Wiz, Feed the Kids!”

Caldwell Farmers Market Moves

By Kathy May

The Caldwell Farmers Market is off to a great start on Wednesday nights in our new location on Arthur Street. Park in the TVCC parking lot on Blaine by Indian Creek and cross the bridge to Arthur Street. That’s where you will find over 35 vendors with crafts, produce, baked goods, specialty foods and ready to eat items. As the weather warms more produce will become available, such as carrots, lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, beets, onions, summer squash and some early tomatoes. Local fruit will be available also. Each week the market has some great entertainment June 3–Flip Side June 10–Double Image June 17–Spud Man June 24–Tidal Wave Lounge on the grass or sit under a canopy while enjoying a cold beverage and dinner. Hamburgers, Hot dogs, pulled pork, tacos and kettle corn are all for sale. Micro brews are also available. Shop with our local artisans for those graduation and wedding gifts. Candles, sewing, wood work, yard art, jewelry, and horse shoe art are just a few of the things that you can find at the Market. Local honey, mustard, BBQ sauce and balsamic vinegars can all be sampled. The market is proudly sponsored by D.L. Evans bank, whose staff has been wonderful to work with. EBT and credit cards are accepted, for more information check out our website, caldwellidfarmersmarket.com, or stop by the market information booth. The Market is open on Wednesday evenings from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Farmers Market Steak Salad (with fresh greens from the market)

By Nancy Phillips/Market Information Booth

Photo by Leora Summers

• On a sheet pan, roast carrots (cut bite size) and beets (cut bite size) at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes. • Cool and add to the salad mixture. • Now, cut that steak as thin as you can and add it to the salad bowl. • Toss with your favorite dressing (or put different dressings on the side for people to choose). Brett Harwell (and his quirky sense of humor--notice the shirt) displaying fresh greens at the Oasis Honey booth.

Cook your favorite steak. Let it rest. • In a large salad bowl, combine fresh greens from the market; spinach, beet greens, lettuce, kale, etc.

When you’re getting those greens at the Market, grab of loaf of French Bread from the market as well. Now you have the perfect summer meal.


June 2015

By Cathi Warren, “Gee Wiz, Feed the Kids Coordinator

As far back as I can remember, Caldwell Food Service has provided breakfast and lunch for those students attending summer school along with any children that lived in that area. A few years ago, after hearing so much about children not getting enough to eat during the summer months, we decided to try and feed students at 3 different locations along with the summer school sites. In doing so, we found that both the children and the parents came to appreciate our program. All children, ages 1 year old-18 years old can eat lunch for free--no paper work needed. The Summer Feeding Program is a State run, federally funded program with many great sites across the Treasury Valley and other cities, that helps feed a many of hungry children. “Gee Wiz, Feed the Kids” is done in a familiar school setting prepared by Caldwell certified lunch ladies, who already know many of these children by name.

WVMC Layettes For Newborns

For Lunch Only Lewis & Clark Elementary, 1102 Laster St. Sacajawea Elementary, 1710 N. Illinois Ave. Van Buren Elementary, 311 Marble Front Rd. (starting Monday, June 1– Friday, July 31, 2015) Lunch served from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri. For Breakfast and Lunch Syringa Middle School, 1100 Willow St. (starting Thursday, May 28– Friday, July 31, 2015) Breakfast served from 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Lunch served from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lincoln Elementary, 1200 Grant St. (starting Monday, July 6­–Friday, July 31, 2015) Breakfast served 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Lunch will be served 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. USDA is an equal opportunity Provider and Employer USDA e igual oportunidad proveedor y emploeader Cathi Warren phone: 697-1522, “Gee Wiz Feed the Kids” Coordinator

West Valley Medical Center Receives ‘A’ Grade In Bi-annual Safety Review

By Bobbie Boniminio, WVMC Auxiliary

West Valley Medical Center (WVMC) Auxiliary has been donating layettes to newborns for many years. The layettes include diapers, baby bibs, shirts, and blankets among other items. Volunteers keep the packets of items handy for distribution to the maternity department. Many items are donated by area groups who sew or knit. One such group is The Middleton Humanitarian group who would welcome donations of material, yarn, and thread. Contact Kathi at 585-2134 for information. Also needed are WVMC volunteers who would like to help keep the layette service going. Contact Lorene, WVMC Volunteer Coordinator at 455-3749 for information.

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Submitted by Charlotte Wiemerslage, WVMC Marketing Coordinator

Caldwell hospital is the only facility in the Treasure Valley to receive an ‘A’ rating. CALDWELL, Idaho – West Valley Medical Center has once again received an “A” in the bi-annual Hospital Safety Score published by The Leapfrog Group. West Valley was also recognized in fall 2014 with this top safety score. The designation recognizes exceptional performance in consistently meeting evidence-based patient safety guidelines. Of the 11 Idaho hospitals evaluated, West Valley is the only facility in the Treasure Valley to receive an “A” rating. “We have a lot of the things to be proud of at West Valley and our Hospital Safety ‘A’ grade is one of them,” CEO Betsy Hunsicker said. “I thank our physicians and staff for all they do to advocate for our patients. This is a well-deserved tribute recognizing their teamwork in making West Valley the safest hospital in the area.

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Youth Court Awards Scholarships

Photos by Leora Summers

By Renee Cummings, Youth Court Coordinator

Emily Schuermann (Emmett High School-$750.00), Kaitlyn Jewkes (Emmett High School-$500.00), Kiera Evans (Emmett High School-$750.00), Trent Ellsworth (Middleton High School-$500.00), Mihaela Karst (Middleton High School-$750.00) and Natalie Martin (Emmett High School-$250.00). Not Pictured: Katie Taylor (Emmett High School-$500.00) and Mary Holmstead (Middleton High School-$250.00)

Youth Court recently held its Awards Banquet at the Canyon County Administration Building where several Youth Court volunteers were awarded Carrie French Memorial Scholarships. Carrie French (Caldwell High School) was a young woman who served on Youth Court as a volunteer who died in 2005 serving in the military in Iraq.

Judges Thomas Ryan and F. Randall Kline

Youth Court, a diversion court for first-time offenders, ages 10-17 who commit certain types of juvenile crimes, was founded by District Court Judge Thomas Ryan over 17 years ago. Cases typically include tobacco or alcohol charges, marijuana or possession charges, shoplifting,

curfew, driving without privileges or bullying. The referral depends more on whether the officer or prosecutor believes the youth would benefit from the program than the type of crime committed. Youth must agree to plead guilty to be referred to the program, but offenders who complete their sentence successfully leave the youth court program with no record whatsoever. This is important for youth who want to join the military or apply for financial aid to attend college. Judge F. Randall Kline who presides over the Canyon County program states, “Today the job market is becoming increasingly competitive. Having a record can affect a youth’s chance to be successful. Youth Court provides a way for youth who make a bad choice to not have it negatively impact their entire future”. Youth Court has another unique component. Although the judge is an adult, everyone else involved in the case is a youth volunteer. Volunteers attend many high schools in the Treasure Valley and are recruited by the Youth Court Coordinators typically through presentations at schools in the fall. The 201415 Youth Court year included over 100 high school age youth

volunteers from Middleton, Emmett, Skyview, Columbia, Vallivue, Nampa and Caldwell high schools, logging nearly 1000 hours of volunteer service. Volunteers receive on-going training to prepare them for the cases that they will hear and gather valuable experience from judges and attorneys who volunteer to mentor students. They fulfill all roles in the courtroom including attorneys, bailiff, clerks and jurors. Although some volunteers are fulfilling credits for a class or simply looking for a way to serve their community, many of the youth volunteers are exploring careers in the Law, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or Political Science. One of the sentence requirements for defendants involved in the program is to become a volunteer for several youth court trials. The experience of being on the other side of the system has affected many defendants. One young lady reported, “When I first learned about Youth Court, it was not on entirely good terms. I had gotten in trouble when I was a rebellious 15 year old. I was cited for a Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Ada County. I thought my life was over. I saw scholarships and college acceptance forms being flushed down the drain; all of my hard work and good grades were for nothing now. Then the clerk at the courthouse told me about youth court. I went through the program, completed all of my community service and educational classes. It has made me all the better of a person. I realized how much my life would be different if I was unable to go to youth court. I was determined to take this second chance and run with it, so I decided to volunteer for Youth Court in my neck of the woods in order to be a bigger part of the judiciary system in my community.” Congratulations to scholarship recipients and to Youth Court for a great program that can change the direction of the lives of our youth.

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church Blood Drive American Red Cross

June 16th

9:00 AM-2:30 PM You can register through www.redcrossblood.org/ give/drive or through our website www.olvcaldwell.net.

First-timers Welcome No Need To Pre-Register Just Show Up!

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A great introduction to Herbalife’s healthy nutrition

Hi, my name is Becky Bryson and I am an International World Team Member with Herbalife. I would like to introduce myself and our company to other business owners and employees in the area. I am a health and nutrition coach and we educate the community on how to live a healthy active lifestyle. We have a “special introductory” offer to employees in the area. What would you say if I said you have the ability to try the products for three days for the limited price of $15 (retail value $25)? Would you be interested? Contact me today by: Calling/ Texting 208-890-7482 or stop by my location: 914 E Elgin in Caldwell Monday through Thursday 9 AM-5 PM or Email: healthylivingwellnessandnutrit@gmail.com Consumers who use #Herbalife Formula 1 twice per day as part of a #healthy lifestyle can generally expect to lose around 0.5 to 1 pound per week. Participants in a 12 week, single-blind, study used Formula 1 twice per day (once as a meal and once as a snack) with a reduced calorie diet and a goal of 30 minutes of exercise per day. Participants followed either a high-protein diet or a standard-protein diet. Participants in both groups lost about 8.5 pounds.


Caldwell Centennial Band Summer Concerts Begin By Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

Director Josie Call directing the band at a Centennial Band Concert at Memorial Park

The Caldwell Centennial Band will hold the first concert of its free summer series of “Concerts in the Park” on June 22nd. They have been practicing since last October to prepare for this series. Each concert will have a blend of well known marches loved by all, along with musicals, standards, concert band pieces and a multitude of other genres and styles of music. The concerts all begin at 7:30 p.m. and last about an hour. It makes for a nice summer evening with friends and family. Many people bring picnic dinners and eat prior to the concert. This year the Caldwell Band Boosters selling dinners or food items prior to each concert, beginning about 6:30 p.m. to help fund their band activities. Their menu for the following concert will be announced during the concert before. So bring your chairs and bring your friends and sit down to enjoy the music together.

Centennial Band “Concerts in the Park”

Where: Caldwell Memorial Park (on Kimball) When: June 22, July 6, July 20, Aug 3, Aug 17 Time: All Concerts Begin at 7:30 PM Cost: FREE Bring: Chairs and Friends Available: Food by CHS Band Boosters at 6:30 PM

Photo by Charles Reed

June 2015

Our Community


Kinley’s Hog BLOG

Sunnyslope Wine Trail The Heart of the Idaho Wine Country

Beet Rd.

Photo by Leora Summers

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iTo Marsing Savor Idaho, gives consumers a unique opportunity to savor the best Idaho has to offer in wine and food. Held on the beautiful Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise, ID, each guest will be greeted with a commemorative wine glass and access to all food and beverage vendors inside the event. Up to 900 guests will be allowed so make sure to purchase your ticket(s) before it’s sold out (which it is every year!). Stop by any Idaho winery to enter to win for a free ticket. To make a purchase and/or get more information, go to the Savor Idaho website.


Kinley Schleicher is a 12 year old Vallivue 4-H club member. Caldwell Perspective is following her progress as she raises her hogs to take to the Canyon County Fair.

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Glass Pour

Delores Schamp C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S to Dolores Schamp, Caldwell Optimist Club President. Delores was acknowledged as an Honor Club President and was selected to serve as PNWD (Pacific North West District) Zone 2 Lieutenant Governor for 2015-2016. Dolores has been successful in bringing recognition not only to herself, but to all those around her. The Caldwell Club will continue to be served proudly in this coming year in the PNW Optimist District.

Doug Thomas Submitted by CCOA

To Doug Thomas from the Canyon County Office on Aging (CCOA) Weatherization service for delivering plants to several ladies on Mother’s Day. A very sweet gesture indeed! Nice going Doug!

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June 2015

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CFEO Honors Distinguished Alumni for 2015


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Six Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity (CFEO) Distinguished Alumni were honored on May 4, 2015, at Caldwell High School (CHS). Each year the CFEO honors CHS alumni who have graduated more than 20 years ago and who have distinguished themselves in their major field of endeavor, or in community or national

For 23 years the Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity (CFEO), which currently holds an endowment of more than $1,000,000, has awarded scholarships to students graduating from Caldwell High School and Canyon Springs High School who will be attending a school of higher education of their choice. Scholarships were also awarded to students who elected to attend the College of Idaho, which will be matched up to $2000 by the College of Idaho. Forty-five scholarships were awarded this year. For a complete list of awardees, go to: caldwellperspective.com.

service. Currently 40 alums have been honored. A permanent Distinguished Alumni display may be seen in the foyer of CHS’s auditorium. Those honored this year were, Ethel (Bales) Whittenberger, Senator Patti Anne (Nally) Lodge, Tom Willmorth, Tim Rosandick, Gini Rosandick and Donna (Price) Shines.


Kathi Lamm Memorial Scholarship Sierra Bowling pictured with Bill Gigray (CFEO President) received a scholarship that is awarded to a student graduating from Caldwell High School or Canyon Springs High School who will be attending a secondary school of her choice.

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The award for CFEO Distinguished Alumnus Ethel Whittenberger was presented by Elaine Carpenter (left), Chairman of the Board of Managers of the Whittenberger Foundation and CHS Principal, Anita Wilson (right). The posthumous award was received by her niece, Nathelle Oates (center).

Ethel (Bales) Whittenberger was honored for Philanthropy. Whittenberger, a 1913 graduate of CHS, taught for a time in Caldwell and established the Whitttenberger Foundation in 1973. The organization has distributed more than $9.000,000 into Caldwell and surrounding communities.


CFEO Distinguished Alumnus Senator Patti Anne Lodge (left) was presented the award by her brother, Dyke Nally (center) and CHS Principal Anita Wilson (right).

The Ring Family Scholarship McKenzie Mangun pictured with Robert Ring (Ring family member) received a scholarship which can be matched up to $2,000 from the C of I, that is given students who will be attending the C of I.


Senator Patti Anne (Nally) Lodge, CHS Class of 1960, served as a teacher and media center director in the Caldwell School District. She was recognized for her contributions in Education and Politics. Senator Lodge currently represents District 11 in the Idaho State Legislature. She toured throughout the State of Idaho in 1963 as Miss Rodeo Idaho.

West Valley Medical Staff Scholarship Taylor Truesdell pictured with Brandon Wilding M.D. (WVMC Chief of Staff) received a scholarship which can be matched up to $2,000 from the C of I, that is given students who will be attending the C of I.

CFEO Distinguished Alumnus Tom Willmorth (center) was presented the award by Joe Golden (right), and CHS Principal Anita Wilson (left). TOM WILLMORTH

Tom Willmorth, CHS Class of 1981, earned a degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and trained at Second City in Chicago. He has established himself in Entertainment and Education. Willmorth was part of the Greenshow at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for more than a quarter century and has taught in the Vallivue School District and at Capital High School in Boise.

For the rest of the CFEO scholarship winners, please visit www.caldwellperspective.com

Gini and Tim Rosandick were presented the CFEO Distinguished Alumni award by CHS Principal Anita Wilson (left). TIM AND GINI (GABBARD) ROSANDICK

Tim and Gini (Gabbard) Rosandick, CHS Class of 1975, 1973, were recognized for their outstanding service in education. Gini has worked as an award-winning orchestra instructor and director in the Caldwell Schools. Tim has held positions as teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and currently, Superintendent of the Caldwell Schools. DONNA (PRICE) SHINES

The CFEO Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to alumnus Donna Shines (center) by friend Melinda Smyser (left), with CHS Principal Anita Wilson (right).

Donna (Price) Shines, CHS Class of 1975, was recognized for Education and Community Service. For 25 years Donna served as a volunteer for Idaho Special Olympics. She worked in Special Education at Caldwell High School for 12 years and is currently the Executive Director of The Mentoring Network which matches adult mentors with at-risk students in Caldwell and several other Canyon County schools.

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Caldwell Sanatarium c. 1920 If houses could talk, what tracks in 1883. Ambitious stories the Idaho P.E.O. Chapter entrepreneurs promoted House would have to tell! It has Caldwell’s growth at the turn of had three different lives—first the twentieth century. One such as one of the finest mansions promoter was Henry Dorman, belonging to Idaho pioneers; who came to Caldwell in 1885. second as a private hospital; He worked at a local mercantile, and third, as a retirement home one of the first businesses on the for senior members of PEO (a townsite. In 1893, he married philanthropic and educational Idaho “Ida” Frost of Caldwell. organization for women). The Ida was one of nine children of well-maintained building has former Oregon Trail wagon train stood for 105 years. Idaho master Elijah Frost and his wife, P.E.O. sisters and their families Matilda. The Frost family had have financially supported the traveled to Idaho in the 1860s, surrounding cottages and grounds and eventually developed a large for over 65 years. The Chapter ranch near the old Oregon Trail House’s campus is a testament near present-day Caldwell. to P.E.O.’s legacy of providing The Dormans moved to gracious living for its senior the mining town of Pearl and members. lived there until 1898. They then moved back to Caldwell where they engaged in ranching, farming, and fruit growing on a portion of the old Frost Ranch. Dorman developed some of the ranch land into the first residential additions to Caldwell. The 1909 Caldwell newspaper carried an advertisement for the Dorman Land Company, picturing his “prize-winning orchard of national fame.” The advertisement went on to say: “We have over 300 acres of orchard land located in the heart Idaho “Ida” Frost Dorman of Caldwell’s apple belt, platted in five and ten acre tracts, in and The townsite of Caldwell was near the City. It is all accessible platted along Oregon Short Line by [street] Car Line...Our (later Union Pacific) railroad Specialties--Suburban Homes

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P.E.O. Chapter House Today and Fruit Lands.” hospitals, served Caldwell until Henry Dorman succeeded in the community-owned Caldwell his various business ventures, and Memorial Hospital was built in in 1910 he had a $10,000 mansion 1949. constructed on his former The closing of Caldwell’s “ranch.” The property had been Sanitarium coincided with a subdivided and platted before growing movement within 1910, then incorporated into the The Idaho Chapter of the city limits. Construction of their P.E.O. Sisterhood. The P.E.O. 10-room “mansion” began in leadership, like those of other June 1910. The Caldwell Tribune fraternal and social organizations, announced this event: “The was concerned over the safety house will be modern throughout, and proper care of their aging and it is safe to say will be one of members, since no Medicare or the finest houses in the city when Social Security programs yet completed.” When finished, it existed. Caldwell’s Chapter F was described as a “fine, modern (started in 1910) became very two-story house...with two enthusiastic about the idea. bathrooms.” The Dorman home’s Member Love Miller Smith architectural design reflected the served on a state committee influence of the Neo-Classical that prepared a “memorial” (a Revival style of architecture petition) for the 1935 State P.E.O. based on the multi-columned convention. The memorial and symmetrical buildings of proposed the establishment of early Greece and Rome. An early an Idaho P.E.O. Home. It stated: Chapter House history named G. “It seems to us there could be W. Van Wyengarten as the builder. no more worthy object for the Van Wyengarten had previously P.E.O.’s than to assist our young constructed the Commercial people with their education, Bank building on Main Street, and to care for the aged of our which now houses the Bird Stop own number.” A letter-writing Coffee House. campaign targeted other Idaho The Dormans lived there chapters, and the response was for almost nine years, and then favorable. Soon portions of local moved to Boise. In July 1919, dues to the State Chapter were three community physicians- placed in the Chapter House -Doctors Fern Cole, James A. Fund, and contributions helped it Young, and Clifford Kaley, grow. purchased the home. The doctors World War II interrupted converted it into a small private plans for the Chapter House, hospital, called “The Caldwell as P.E.O. members worked on Sanitarium.” They purposely war-related projects. By 1949, retained much of its home-like The Caldwell Sanitarium (the atmosphere to help patients feel former Dorman mansion) had more comfortable. The new ceased being used as a hospital. sanitarium contained seven Longtime Nampa farmer Charles private rooms and two wards Tobias bought out one doctor’s with four beds each. An operating interest in the sanitarium. Two room, sterilization room, and other doctors, Clifford Kaley sleeping porch for the nurses and Fern Cole, were willing were located on the second floor. For thirty years this private facility, along with other small

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to donate the property. Former Caldwell lawyer and Secretary of the Interior Thomas E. Buckner gave a cash contribution for future remodeling costs. The wives of all four men were P.E.O. members. The men stated: “We want this gift from the BIL’s [Brothers in Love] to express the great admiration the husbands, fathers and brothers have for the outstanding women who make up the P.E.O. Chapters of our State.” In March 1950, the former Dorman acreage, along with the large cash contribution, were donated to the Idaho P.E.O. Sisterhood. There was a stipulation that the Sisterhood raise thousands of dollars to match those already in the Chapter House fund for remodeling costs. The State P.E.O. Chapter agreed to the proposal, and in less than three months, the additional funds were collected. In November 1950, the P.E.O. Chapter House Building Committee had renovation specifications drawn up by architect Andrew Bowles of Nampa. The extensive renovation project restored the mansion to its original glory. Dedication ceremonies for the new P.E.O. Chapter House were held May 6, 1951. Approximately 500 members came from around the state to the dedication. Other members from various chapters donated furnishings and canned goods to the Chapter House. Between 1955 and 1989, six brick cottages were built on property adjacent to the Chapter House. Over the years, Idaho’s P.E.O. sisters and their family members have contributed to the maintenance and improvement of the Chapter House campus. The cottages have been modernized and updated several times, but major renovations are starting this year. The bathrooms are being enlarged and new seniorfriendly fixtures will be installed; work has already started on one cottage. The P.EO. Chapter House itself will repainted with a historic color scheme this year. Since 1950, approximately 125 P.E.O. members and spouses have lived in the Idaho Chapter House and associated cottages. They came from all regions of the state, as well as from California, Alaska, Oregon, Kansas, and Nebraska. The P.E.O. Chapter House’s campus continues to offer a legacy of gracious living for all of its senior members and is a lovely addition to the Caldwell Community.

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Still Flying High After 30 Years

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By Leora Summers Caldwell Perspective Editor

Cathy Graville discussing business with her son, Kevin Graville

Last month the Caldwell Perspective congratulated Valley Air Photos for their 30 year business anniversary. We wanted to get a picture from them for the article, so Chantele googled Valley Air (thinking it was Valley Air Photos) and then called that number to ask for a photo from their business. They gladly sent her a photo of a airplane. She was sure she had the right company. NOT! We apologize and we hope you see the humor in it. Cathy Graville did! Valley Air Photos is a business survivor and is celebrating 30 years of business this year. Their niche is vertical aerial imagery/aerial surveying for mapping purposes. Owner Cathy Graville, says that her husband, Richard Graville started this business 30 years ago. I asked Cathy what some of their family business obstacles were in the early stages and what it took to stay in business all these years. Dick Graville, Cathy’s husband, had spent 10 years working for another aerial survey company in Oregon. The job was enjoyable to him, allowing him to use his skills as a pilot to learn how the piloting aspect related to the whole business of topographic mapping. After those 10 years, he began to develop his vision for his own business specializing in “vertical aerial imagery acquisition for photogrammetric (contour mapping) purposes.” He already had his own plane, a Beechcraft Bonanza. He located and purchased a used mapping camera. And most important, he moved his family away from the competition along the west coast, deciding to locate in Canyon County, Idaho. Dick rented a hangar at the Caldwell Industrial Airport, an office in the terminal building, and a house for the

family. At that time, they were basically debt free. He worked so hard getting Valley Air Photos going. The critical things that made their business grow were, hard work, long hours and constantly reaching out to establish a client base and making sure he understood exactly what his clients wanted and needed. Then Dick did the best he could possibly do to acquire the imagery. After Dick’s death on March 15, 2001 (snowmobile accident), Cathy’s biggest challenge was to decide what to do with Valley Air Photos. The company had been Dick’s passion. He had realized his dreams of building his own unique hangar/lab facility that housed 2 airplanes, an office, and a full service aerial film processing lab where aerial film was developed, titled. and printed. Cathy decided to keep the company going, taking his vision upon herself and stepped into his position. There were obstacles like where to find and hire a new pilot, how to do the bookkeeping, and how to bid on projects. But at age 52, she was able to learn those things and to keep the company alive until her son, Kevin, could graduate from college and make his decision about whether or not to come to work for Valley Air Photos. In 2004, Kevin graduated and began working full time in June of that year. Cathy and Kevin have shared the technology changes that have occurred in this industry over the last 14 years. It was Kevin’s vision for Valley Air Photos that pushed them into securing a bank loan. He took a giant step in 2010 and went “digital.” They now realize had they not done that, the doors would now be closed. Aerial film is no longer made. Their aerial film processing equipment now lies quiet. The action is now in their building’s addition that has desks and computers where 6.5 employees now sit and stare at their screens, providing quality control and creating the new deliverable product that their clients are asking for: orthophotos. With Kevin’s vision, they now have an Arizona base. Their imagery must be acquired under clear skies. With winters in the northwest often cloudy and snowy, the Arizona base allows them to operate in the south during the winter months where the weather is more moderate. Cathy still likes what she is doing. She is “half” retired, but still keeps regular office hours volunteering there as the bookkeeper, which keeps her in touch with her employees as well as helping make sure the company is financially stable. She said, “I didn’t start out worrying about being successful or staying in business for 30 years. I merely wanted to survive, to try to maintain Dick’s life’s work with all the courage God provided. And now I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the second Graville generation taking over to see what new circumstances will unfold for further growth. It has been an amazing journey.”

Historical Snippets of Caldwell (continued from Bess Steunenberg’s address to the AAUW on May 4, 1963 at the College of Idaho)

Snippet #4 Caldwell’s Trees & Grasses Resident streets were lined with trees, mostly those slim pointed Lombardy poplars. They were beautiful, with their shining leaves glistening in the sun and I thought they were very, very tall. They could not have been, of course, for they were not old enough. There were also box-elders, very useful for kids to climb, and catalpa trees. Two of three of those catalpa trees are still living and blooming each summer. They are on Main Street between 9th and 10th, just west of the overpass. I am sure they were planted in 1889 or 1890, so they have reached a very respectable age. To start a lawn was a struggle. The soil was rank with alkali and it took years of irrigation to wash it out. I well remember my father’s many efforts to coax lawn grass to grow around our house instead of salt grass. This battle to start grass left little time for flowers. But some people had old fashioned red and yellow roses and even lilacs and honeysuckle. I also remember that a few lucky people had purple, yellow and white “flags,” the little fore-runners of the lovely iris that is so plentiful now. For most people a few summer annuals had to suffice.

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Caldwell Chamber Director, Theresa Hardin presents Brad Burbank with a certificate of completion of the Leadership Caldwell Program as other graduates look on.

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Connie Doan, owner of Classy Fitness New businesses start with a dream, a hope, and a prayer. What makes a person decide to start up a new business and how do they plan to make it successful? A person starting a new business must have a passion for that business. They also need to know their niche, if there is a market for it and then must combine their passion with unbridled drive to push through the hard times.

Classy Fitness, a new downtown Caldwell business, just recently celebrated its first year milestone. Connie Doan’s dream to start a new business in downtown Caldwell began when an exclusively ladies’ exercise club left the area, leaving a lot of women displaced. At the time, Connie had a full-time job working in a dental office, but also a part-time job at that fitness center, where she had worked for 7 years. The women really didn’t know where they could be served in the manner in which they had grown accustomed. They had made friends within their fitness circle that supported them in their efforts and they wanted to remain in a center just for women, where they felt more comfortable in their own skin while they worked out. Connie began thinking about how she might start up a center, similar to the one that dissolved. She prayed over this situation and ultimately when her daughter told her that she thought it was a great idea, Connie jumped into action. She hoped that she would be able to bring this to a reality for those women that had become her friends. That’s when she started looking to see what it would take to get things rolling. First, she started looking for equipment that would be needed to be able to provide similar exercises of the dissolved club. There was one stretching apparatus that

she was unable to find and when one of the women’s husbands from the group was told about this, he took out his welding experience, and with direction from Connie as to what stretching exercises needed to happen with it, he created an amazing piece of equipment. Knowing now that she could get the equipment that she would need, Connie began looking for a space that would accommodate the equipment and program that she envisioned. After searching the area, she found her perfect spot in the newly remodeled Sears building (524 Cleveland Blvd, Suite 240), now called The Cornerstone Building, in downtown Caldwell. Her perfect spot now has 3 rooms, as her services have expanded. She explored the avenue to get the fees of those eligible, covered by health insurance. She was able to make that happen. This financially helped her business and inspired potential members to join to become healthier people. “No Excuses!” is one of Connie’s mottos. She says that anyone can find 30 minutes a day to take care of themselves.” Her club is more like a family, supporting each other and working together, to reach their goals. She takes a personal interest in everyone served by her business, making member’s goals more likely to be reached.

Caldwell Epsilon Chapter Donates to “Guys in Ties”

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Joe Grover was presented a $300 check from Idaho Epsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa President, Terry Elordi, and President-Elect, Sherri Wood, at the Epsilon meeting. Alpha Delta Kappa

is an international honorary organization of women educators that promotes educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. Mr. Grover and Bryan Coe, third grade teachers at Wilson Elementary, sponsor the program “Guys in Ties” which was highlighted in the February Caldwell Perspective. For more information see archived February edition at www.caldwellperspective.com. The program depends mostly on the generous donations from the faculty of Wilson School, Mr. Grover and his wife, Cindy. The Epsilon sisters were so moved by the presentation that they have decided that in addition to their donation, they will provide and serve a lunch for one program and will have members available to help serve at all of the lunches next year.

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Hunting With Dad

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Hunting season, I’m finally twelve. I’ve just completed hunter’s safety and it’s opening day for deer in the Owyhees. It’s still dark outside when my dad wakes me. I jump out of bed into my clothes that were laid out the night before, throw my boots on, wrap a ball cap around my ponytail, kiss mom goodbye and out the door I go to jump into the ol’ Dodge pickup. The sun was just coming up when Dad put the truck into park and we got out of the truck. During this trip dad “accidently” forgot the 2-way headset radios. There is another story, that leads up to this particular event, but I will

save that one for another edition of the Caldwell Perspective. To get back to my story, as I have already said, Dad “accidently” forgot the radios. We grab our guns and head out across the Owyhees. Standing on top of a hill, Dad and I spot deer on the next hill over, just a short distance away. I pulled my 30-30 open site rifle up to my shoulder, take aim, fire and miss. The buck darts down towards the ravine and I quickly point and shoot again, but this time I hear a second gun shot. The deer drops, Dad is excited, high fives me, and then give me the “that’s my girl” song and dance. Now to this day, my dad still swears that he did not fire his gun, and to this day there is a picture of me next to “my” first deer. I wanted to take a minute to say “thank you Dad.” With 4 kids of my own, with one who has just graduated from high school, I can finally say “I do get it and thank you.” I am sure that the extra gunshot that I heard the day I shot my deer had nothing to do with the next planned weekend’s hunt in the mountains, or because of the weekend before, when I tagged along asking 101 questions through the radios.


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Let’s Talk About Dads Happy Father’s Day Everyone! A young man grows up and becomes a father. Nobody gives him a handbook to guide his way. I have been so impressed by the many young dads I see these days. Unlike my generation, in general they seem more involved in the responsibility of caring for their children and helping around the house. I think this is partly due to the fact that more women work to contribute to their household finances, so the men have stepped up and have become true partners in every sense of the word. But there seems to be more to it than that. They take true delight in their children. I love watching my sons-in-law with their young ones. They change their diapers, feed them and talk to them. They

fix their owies, comfort and play with them. They are great dads. It is amazing to see all these young wonderful dads around, sharing in all the duties that come along with having children and working wives. I once read a quote about fathers that really stuck with me. It was, “The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” If a father lives by that code, he will be teaching his children by example one of the most important things he possibly could. If you grow up seeing unconditional love and respect between mom and dad, you have a better chance to learn to give it and pass it on to the next generation. This should be a part of that handbook no one ever gets.

The Lawn Edger... My country father, Leo Gaukel, was both frugal and ingenious. He subscribed to the theory that “necessity...was the mother of invention.” I can remember many items he crafted from household materials that served my family well during my youth. One invention that really stands out in my mind...was the edger that we used for our lawn. Now this was not your conventional 1/4 hp lawn trimmer. No...this was my Dad’s creation! He fashioned some wire, electric cord, a shaft, wheels and a frame together to start with.

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Entertainment “Not important... but possibly of interest” By Wayne Cornell

A few weeks ago Bob, our next-door neighbor, showed up with a big, black, curlyhaired dog in tow. I was pretty sure the dog was still a puppy, albeit a big one. He liked Bob and me. He liked our dog, Asher, He didn’t even seem to have anything against cats. He just seemed to be happy to be wherever he was. Bob asked me if I had ever seen the dog before. Since Sara walks Asher around the subdivision almost every day, I was fairly certain he wasn’t from the neighborhood. Besides, Bob had walked the dog around the subdivision and no one seemed to be looking for him. Bob suggested we take the dog to his vet. He looked to be a fancy breed so we figured there was a good chance he had an ID chip. Sure enough, he did. The vet people said they would notify the company that had the ID info, who would notify

the owners, who could then come to pick up their dog at the vet. Later, Bob dropped by to say the clinic had called to say the owner had picked up the dog. We both agreed that we wished they had told us who the owners were. But they didn’t. However, we did learn that his name was Sniper, he was a Labradoodle and he was about six months old. Labradoodles are a cross between a Poodle and a Labrador retriever. They are bred to be service dogs because they are hypoallergenic and have great dispositions. That probably explained Sniper’s collar which said “Service Dog in training.” So, Bob and I both slept well that night with the knowledge we had done a good turn. A couple of weeks later, I was taking a spin through the neighborhood on my bike. Suddenly, Sniper was running along beside me. I stopped and scratched his ears and then encouraged him to follow me home. My fear was that if I didn’t, he might try to cross the

Hester’s Happenings I live in a home built in 1926. It has some serious Caldwell r o o t s because it was built by Dr. William Boone, the first president of the College of Idaho. There is a lot about the home that is charming and unique…there is also a lot that is just plain old. For 18 years we have had one bathroom with a claw-foot tub. No shower. We have not missed it much, but guests often shudder at the notion of bathing instead of showering. Because of the health issues, which included a frozen shoulder and a torn meniscus, we began looking at installing a shower. It was hard to fathom how we would keep with the historic look of the house, and have some modern tile behemoth in our bathroom. Luckily my son came to the rescue. He built us an amazing, artsy, copper shower surround and plumbing set up. It’s very steampunk looking and we are so proud of it. In the connecting,

disconnecting and reconnecting of the new appurtenance, the old plumbing went into a total revolt. First we sprang a leak in the bathroom and were without water for half a day. My very large husband had to munch himself into a tiny little ball, and wrench his very large arm into a crack the size of a postage stamp. There was much muttering, some mild cursing, and a good deal of grunting and puffing, but he got it fixed and we had water and we were all very happy!! About a week later, at 11:00 p.m., my husband said, “Do you hear that noise?” I did. It sounded like a clock ticking…. under the bathroom floor. He took a flashlight, peered under the house, to find water everywhere. An underground rebellion had erupted and it was not pretty. So again, off with the water. The next morning, he went under the house. Under the house for my very large husband is a much dreaded trek. He paid our teenagers for years to do it in his place….but alas, two of them are grown and the one that’s still home “has her boundaries.” He made two trips down, two trips to the hardware store to get

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busy highway a short distance away. I took Sniper to Bob’s house. It was already past closing time at the vet’s, so we figured the only option was to contact them in the morning. Bob and his wife Karen offered to keep him overnight. About an hour later, Bob rang our bell. He said he had decided to take Sniper for a walk. About 100 feet from where I first encountered Sniper, a woman came out of a house and claimed him. She said he had dug himself out of their yard. It was also almost exactly where Bob had met the dog two weeks earlier. There’s two ways of looking at the whole situation: One is that Bob and I put the snatch on a pup that was within hailing distance of his house. But there is always the chance that if we hadn’t taken Sniper under our wings, bad things would have happened. All things consider I still feel good about what we did.

Lions Clean Up Nice! By Lynn Johnson

Back Row, L to R: Steve Colgrove, Spencer LLoyd Front Row, L to R: Patricia Benedict , Tom Newton, Estella Zamora, Delphia Lloyd, Panninee U-thaiwan (exchange student from Thailand), Cally Stone, Jenna Stone, William Waller, Alex Esparza. All are Lions except our nice volunteers, Delpia, Panninee, and Jenna.

On May 16, Caldwell Lions and friends gathered on Highway 20/26 to clean up about a 3 mile stretch of this busy road. After trading in their yellow vests for highway safety vests, the club Wayne Cornell can be contacted at made their community effort a fun event. Thank you Caldwell Lions! wayne@swcornell.com.

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what he needed, and a third trip under the house. I could hear him down there as I sat holding the standpipe connection at the tub. It was not a nice sound….grunting, groaning, muttering…but no cursing. Relief! Then suddenly as I felt the pipe tighten, I heard a thunderous clamor from under the house. It seems my very large husband rested his very large arm on a second pipe while tightening everything. That pipe just could not stand the pressure and did a revolt of its own…and broke. It was a sewer pipe. I won’t even go into the words that came screeching up from the drain. It was epic. The good news is, we are now in business, and he was able to fix it all. He is a good fixer of all things. I didn’t even have to wash his mouth out with soap. Though he did have to sanitize himself completely…but was able to do it in a hot, really cool “steampunk “ looking, shower!!

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Caldwell Rotary Awards Scholarships Lions Hold 3rd Annual “Sisters in Heaven” 5K Run/Walk By Lynn Johnson By Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

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Alesha Myles of Vallivue High School was awarded a $1,000 Technical/Trade Scholarship. She will be attending the College of Western Idaho to obtain an associate RN-BSN nursing degree. At VHS, Alesha was a cheerleader, the captain of the cheer squad, a volunteer in her community and held a steady job.

The Caldwell Lions Club held their 3rd Annual “Sisters in Heaven” 5K Run/Walk on May 2nd at Purple Sage Elementary School. Dave and Sharla Moore coordinate this event with the Lions Club which honors their daughters, Ashton and Sofia,

who were killed in an auto accident in 2012. To date, over $12,000.00 has been raised by this annual event. The money earned during this event goes to support the reading programs at Purple Sage Elementary School, and to fund college scholarships.

Caldwell Lions Mike McKinney (left), Lynn Johnson (center) and Dave Moore (right) presented a check for $2,030.00 to Principal Jennifer Cornell of the Purple Sage Elementary School to support the school’s reading programs.

Caldwell Lions Lynn Johnson (left) and Dave Moore (right), present a $1,000 scholarship check to Oceana Williams (center). Oceana will be majoring in chemistry at the University of Idaho in the fall.

Alexis Robinson of Caldwell High School was awarded a $1,000 Academic Scholarship. She plans to attend the U of I to major in Business and to be in the marching band. At CHS she played 3 types of clarinets and 2 types of saxes and was a drum major. She was involved in community service projects.

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Lauren Smyser of Parma High School was awarded a $1,000 Academic Scholarship. She plans to attend the College of Idaho to major in Political Economy and English. She then plans to go on to Law School. Lauren is a student athlete and has been involved in many volunteer projects.

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The Exchange Club of Caldwell held their annual appreciation dinner on April 25, 2015 at Stewart’s Restaurant in Caldwell. Exchange Club is a service organization that focuses on youth and civics. The club’s main projects include Caldwell Youth Football and student scholarships.

The appreciation night was an evening to celebrate the contributions of members, spouses and public servants. Thank you to all that have contributed to the success of this organization, and a special thanks to these worthy recipients.

This year’s recipient for the “Police Officer of the Year” was Tony Snider (wife--Angela). The Exchange Club appreciates his service given to the community.

Doug Winfield (wife--Cindy) served three years as president of the club. Doug is an officer with the Caldwell Police Department. He received the plaque for “Past President” as well as “Exchangite of the Year.”

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Caldwell’s American Legion Post Installs Officers

Caldwell Rotary Supports Caldwell School District Choir

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Caldwell Rotary Club President, Michael Hensel (R), presented Lewis and Clark Elementary Music Teacher, Clayne Stucki (L), with a check for $1,000.00 from the club for Caldwell School District’s All District Choir. The check was used to purchase shirts for the 200 plus kindergarten through 12th grade students in the choir to wear for their “Choral Showcase” program.

Caldwell School District’s Third Annual Choral Showcase

By Klayne Stucki, Music Specialist at Lewis & Clark Elementary

Caldwell Exchange Club Tue, Noon, Stewarts Bar & Grill 2805 Blaine Street Contact: 455-4534 The Loren Trotter Caldwell Post # 35 installed the officers for the 2015-2016 year. L to R: Anne Veasey (Adjutant & Treasurer), Larry H. Mitchell (Commander), John Muirhead (1st Vice Commander), Gene Enebo (2nd Vice Commander), Gary White (Service Officer). Not pictured: Tom Thompson (Chaplin), Jerry Veasey (Sgt. at Arms)

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The Third Annual Caldwell School District Choral Showcase was presented on April 25th at the Caldwell High School auditorium. The students practiced at each of their individual schools prior to the program with their music teachers to prepare for a large group performance at the event. On the day of the concert, the students, who ranged from ages six to eighteen, enjoyed rehearsing music and playing games together, all in preparation for the concert that concluded the afternoon events. All groups had the opportunity to perform individually for Robert Vandergriff, the director of choral activities at Caldwell High School. He spent time critiquing and encouraging the students in ways to improve their sound as a choir and as individual singers.

The Concert was enjoyed by an audience of over six hundred people, which culminated as all participants, wearing matching shirts from Caldwell Rotary Club and lanyards donated by the Caldwell Kiwanis Club, sang together on stage. Audience members commented on how much fun the concert was and how thrilling it was when all students performed the ending song together. Thank you Caldwell Albertsons and Walmart stores for the your donations of apples, bananas and chocolate for an after concert treat. Thanks also goes to Caldwell Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club for unifying our group with their donations. The students looked good, felt good, and consequently sounded GREAT!

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Spring soccer season is just finishing up with June being the month for competitive tryouts. There are both recreational and competitive teams. Try outs for next year’s competitive Inferno teams are during the first week of June. These teams are associated under Caldwell Optimist Club. Canyon Optimist Soccer Club (COSC) is a non-profit organization that has been around Caldwell for over 20 years, serving over 1000 soccer playing kids a year in our community. Their goals are to get kids moving, involved in good community events, and to have fun.

Championship Flight:

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1st Gross: 69 Kris Hopkins/Doreen Burnham 2nd Gross: 71 Karen Giardina/Juanita Klahr 1st Net: 61.2 June York/Cindy Wilson 2nd Net: 61.5 Nancy Bastida/Connie Ayres

ATTENTION INFERNO COMPETITIVE PLAYERS Tryout Schedule for 2015-2016 U10 - U14 Competitive Inferno Players, At Brothers Park Be sure to wear SHIN GUARDS and bring WATER! Tuesday, June 2nd: U10 Girls (9 years old on July 31st from 5:45 pm - 7 pm), U11 and Older Girls from 6:45 pm - 8 pm. Wednesday, June 3rd: U10 Boys (9 years old on July 31st from 5:45 pm - 7 pm), U11 and Older Boys from 6:45 pm - 8 pm.

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1st Gross: 72 Mary Colwell/Kris Christensen 2nd Gross : 78 Belva Wildman/Joyce Nelson 1st Net: 64.1 Jan Talbot/Pat Matteri 2nd Net: 66.1 Anne Osburn/Jackie Campbell

Saturday, June 6th: U10 Boys and Girls from 8:45 am - 10 am; U11 and Older Boys and Girls from 9:45 am - 11 am. For more information go to http://www.canyonoptimistsoccer.org

Girls’ Inferno Team Takes First

By Ivy Hunt, Crossfire & Inferno Registrar

Second Flight:

1st Gross: 75 Rozella Yanskey/Joan Yates 2nd Gross: 84 Chris Valesko/Rachel Jacobs 1st Net: 63.8 Jan Clark/Lisa Hedrick 2nd Net: 67.8 Diane Elredge/Suzanne Hammons May 26, Fairview Golf Course Mutt and Jeff: A.T.–Belva Wildman, Debbie McPherson, Mary Colwell, Pat Matteri, Bev Servatius; B.T.–Joyce Nelson, Nellie Leaf, Norma Bowen May 28, Purple Sage Golf Course Odd Holes 1/2 HDCP: A.T.–Jackie Inglis, Doreen Burnham, Hanne Larson; B.T.–Marnie Kuyper, Verena Vickers; C.–Vicki Bicandi

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tournament with the support of the Crossfire Board and the Idaho Youth Games. Kids must be 9 years old or older. Registration for whole teams (8 man teams playing 5 on 5) only–No individual players. Registration Deadline is June 11th.. The Tournament will be on held on June 19th and 20th at Brothers Park. For more information and to Register go to the website at www.idahoyouthgames.org.

Soccer--Inferno Team Competitive Tryouts! By Ivy Hunt, Crossfire & Inferno Registrar

May 5, 2015, Fairview Golf Course Spring Fling Tournament results are as follows:

The Idaho Youth Games, in conjunction with Canyon Optimist Soccer Club–Crossfire and Idaho Youth Soccer Association–will be held June 19th and 20th at Brothers Park in Caldwell. The deadline to enter your soccer team for Idaho Youth Games is June 11th. Get information and register at www. idahoyouthgames.org. George Crookham runs the

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Caldwell’s U10 Girls-Inferno team took 1st place during the Director’s Cup. Back Row, L to R: Coach Frank Sanchez, Leslie Barbosa, Julissa McDowell, Quincy Harley, Anika Neumeyer, and Assistant Coach Ineke Severa Front Row, L to R: Faith Hodge, Averie Bayne, Shae Olsen, Kaylee Sanchez, and Charley Hegstad.

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trophies or medals. U13 Girls Inferno–1st Place U11 Boys Inferno–2nd Place U10 Girls Inferno–1st Place U10 Boys Inferno–2nd Place

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“A Byte of Peace” C of I Business Club Back In The Saddle Again

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Mandiwana talking to students at the Vhutshilo Mountain School in South Africa. When senior Shaun Mandiwana landed in Johannesburg, South Africa, he had high spirits, but a lot of concerns. Mandiwana and The College of Idaho Enactus Business Club had planned for months to implement their “A Byte of Peace” project.With help from HewlettPackard and the J.M. Smucker Company, the C of I Enactus club was able to raise $11,000 for installing an internet café at the Vhutshilo Mountain School to give students a better chance at educational success and life. But that all hinged on one thing. After a phone call to HP headquarters in South Africa, Mandiwana learned the 10 computers had not been shipped to their destination—a village in the Limpopo province, the same area Mandiwana was born. The region was a seven-hour drive away. Without the computers, Mandiwana’s whole trip would be wasted. The people at HP assured him the computers would get to the village the next day. Battling jetlag, Mandiwana took the long drive to Limpopo, hoping the computers would indeed arrive on time. “Everything was a challenge because of the time crunch we had,” Mandiwana said, who was only in South Africa for five days. Enactus is an international organization that connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects. These projects empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves, their communities, or in this case, another country. On the surface, the C of I Enactus club was offering computers and internet access to a school that previously lacked such amenities. But the true depth of the project was much more important—a matter of life and death. The Vhutshilo Mountain School provides care and education for HIV/AIDS orphans and impoverished students, and it also maintains an antiretroviral pediatric care program. Most families affected by HIV/AIDS are only visited by an outreach program once a month, Mandiwana said. During that time, the outreach program finds most people stop taking their medication, including children who may not understand the importance for taking it. Having the children come to school is one way to make sure they are taking their medication

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and receiving the care they need to survive. The Enactus club hoped computers could help keep them interested in school. Upon arriving at the school, Mandiwana found the computers had successfully been shipped—one hour before he arrived. The computers would be set up the following day, after a few more materials were bought. Mandiwana arrived at the school the following day, excited to introduce the students to a whole new world. But that excitement soon turned to somberness. One of the children, Ronewa, had passed away during the night. Her name means “gift we have been given.” “The news left all of our hearts heavy and sad,” Mandiwana said. “Her passing was a constant reminder of the harsh realities of HIV/AIDS.” But with little time to accomplish the project, Mandiwana and others pushed on to set up the computers. Soon, the children were playing on Paint or exploring with Microsoft Word, as their eyes light up like a candle with a burning interest to learn. “The kids were super excited about the computers,” Mandiwana said. “For them, it was all new and exciting.” With only 10 computers, not every child was able to use one on that day, a Friday. But they were excited to come back on Monday to continue learning, Mandiwana said. After Mandiwana left South Africa, the excitement the computers brought led to a 20 percent increase in student attendance. The intended goal had been accomplished. “We really appreciate our alumni and our professors for putting faith in us with that amount of money and working on an international scale,” said Ali Dang-Ngoc, Enactus president. The project was a crash course into the world of international business. Professionalism, working with different organizations, maintaining good relationships—all were invaluable lessons learned, Dang-Ngoc said. And with a successful project under its belt, the Enactus club presented at this year’s Enactus National Exposition in St. Louis. It was the first time the C of I Enactus club had gone to the national conference in ten years. After going on hiatus, the C of I chapter of the club was reinstituted in 2013. While most schools sent teams of about 30 people, the C of I was represented by Mandiwana and Dang-Ngoc. “All of the judges were like, ‘Where is your team?’ ” Dang-Ngoc said. In true C of I fashion, Mandiwana and Dang-Ngoc, while having fewer numbers than other schools, impressed judges with what they were able to accomplish. After their first presentation, one of the judges came up to the duo and gave them his contact information. He said his company has a Boise office and wanted to stay in touch. In addition to networking, the exposition provided a chance to see a “new level” of presentation. Mandiwana said he was impressed by how in-sync and coordinated the teams were, with each member knowing when to speak and not looking at their slides. “I learned how to cope under pressure,” he said. “It was definitely a new level of pressure, seeing the teams dressed up and coordinated. Some of them even had their own mics.” Though both Mandiwana and Dang-Ngoc graduate this spring, the eight-member C of I Enactus club has no plans of slowing down. With a successful first project, fundraising and future projects should be easier to accomplish. In the near future, the club hopes to return to South Africa to continue the “A Byte of Peace” project, while also implementing local projects and activities on campus. “I think the success of Enactus on the C of I campus is going to continue,” Dang-Ngoc said. Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. The C of I has a legacy of academic excellence, a winning athletics tradition and a history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. For more information, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.


The Importance of Family Meal Time By Mary Schwartz, Registered/Licensed Dietitian with Southwest District Health

In our fast-paced world, sitting together as a family for meals has unfortunately become a rarity. With both parents working and family members being involved in an abundance of after school and weekend activities, fitting family mealtime into an already busy life can be difficult. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states, “Eating as a family at least three times a week helps children and teenagers consume more fruits and vegetables, make better overall food choices, and increase their intake of vitamins and minerals.” Other research shows eating together as a family, three or more times a week, increases that a child will practice healthier eating patterns overall. It may also benefit the family budget. Meals made at home are usually less expensive than the food we buy running kids to and from their events. This may all sound good, but knowing the benefits of family mealtime is one thing, while finding the way to make it work is challenging. However, when something is important to the welfare of our children, parents usually find a way to make it happen. To get started, take a few minutes to schedule at least three shared family mealtimes into the next seven days. Then schedule in some time for menu planning and grocery shopping. A wellplanned menu can help a family eat healthier meals, while saving money and time. Don’t forget to get input from all family members to decrease the amount of waste, make meals more enjoyable, and provide an opportunity to teach kids about nutrition.


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If there are angels among us, they are present in our community and country today, protecting and keeping us safe. There are also the others that made the ultimate sacrifice doing just that. They are our “men in blue,” our peace officers, and all the support staff and families who live and work among them every day. On October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a bill into law to designate May 15th as “Peace Officers Memorial Day,” to be incorporated into “Police Week,” to honor and pay tribute to local, state, and federal peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and to appreciate those who currently serve in the battle against crime. This past May 15th, the Canyon County Sherriff’s Office held its Third Annual Canyon County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at the Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene. It followed timely on the heels of the recent shooting death of Sgt. Greg Moore (Coeur d’Alene on May 5th), accentuating the ultimate sacrifice that our officers face each day when they sign on to take the job. The ceremony opened with an honor guard and bag piper following with comments from dignitaries. Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue told the crowd that Sgt. Moore had made the ultimate sacrifice an officer could make and now his children are left without a dad and his wife is left to “pick up the pieces.” He reminded us that all those support people of officers and their families never know when their co-worker or family member leaves on a call, that he or she will return. They are to be equally appreciated at this time.

Seventy-one roses were ceremoniously placed on a table, one at a time, by officers as each fallen Idaho law officer’s name was read. The names went back as far as 1883 up through Sgt. Greg Moore of this month. The song “I Believe There Are Angels Among Us,” was sung by the Meridian Children’s Chorus, summing up the feeling of the event. The ceremony culminated with a balloon release led by the children. Support and appreciate your police officers in their quest to keep you and your community a safe place to live and play. God bless all of them.... today and every day!

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By Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

By Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

1,000 Cranes were placed on the porch of Bill Betts, ALS sufferer, to brighten his day.

Origami, VHS and ALS. What do these three things have in common? Well it all began about a year ago when SuZ Hume, an art teacher at Vallivue High School (VHS), found out that her friend, Bill Betts, a retired government teacher from Fruitland High School, suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Then when the country went viral with the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge,” SuZ in order to bring awareness of that disease to her students, rather than challenge them in that manner, decided to challenge them to make 1,000 origami cranes to put on Bill’s front doorstep. During the fall of 2014, students at Vallivue High School who were in Mrs. Hume’s 3-D art class, learned about the art of origami and were taught how to take a 2-dimensional piece of paper and fold it into a 3-D work of art. They also learned about the story of Sadako Sasaki and how the atomic bomb (dropped when she was 2 years old) affected her life, later causing her to become ill with leukemia (also called the A-bomb disease) when she was in the 7th grade. Her best friend, Chizuko, came to visit her in the hospital and brought some origami (folding paper). She told Sadako of legend of the crane, a sacred bird in Japan, that lives for a hundred years, and if a sick person folds 1,000 paper cranes, then that person would soon get well. After hearing the legend, Sadako decided to fold 1,000 cranes hoping that she would get well again. She had folded 644 cranes before she passed away. Sadako’s story spread throughout the country and three years after she died, a monument, called the Children’s Peace Monument, was erected in her honor in the center of Hiroshima Peace Park, close to

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the spot where the atomic bomb was dropped. Mrs. Hume’s students went to work and folded and strung 1,000 cranes to be delivered to a man (Bill Betts) who had recently lost his wife to cancer and who also had been diagnosed with ALS. They wanted to send him a message of hope and long life through the symbolism of the crane. The cranes were delivered and hung on Mr. Betts’ front porch in Weiser, ID, while he was at a doctor’s appointment. Along with the cranes, a DVD that showed the hands of the students folding and making them, was also delivered that day with the message of hope and long life. Bill was overwhelmed by this act of kindness. He wanted to come to visit with the students and thank them. So with May being ALS awareness month, he personally came to VHS to do that. He said to the students, “You and I have something in common. We are all dying. I have a pretty good idea of when. You have a lot of years ahead of you. It gives me an advantage to know, because I have a lot to live for!” According to one of Bill’s friends, Bill never lacks for a positive attitude. The students learned some facts about Bill’s journey with ALS and how a positive attitude can make a difference in life

through all its many challenges. He inspired them with these words, “What’s here (pointing to his body) is NOT who we are. It’s what is in our mind, our spirit and our heart. That is who we are.” The students were proud to have been able to brighten one man’s life just a little bit through the message of the cranes and he in turn inspired them with his positive outlook on life. Kudos to Mrs. Hume and her art class! ALS damages the protein recycling system of the body causing breakdown of the muscle to the brain, affecting the spinal cord and the brain. The average age of diagnosis is 55 years of age, but is also diagnosed between 40 –70 years of age, with cases of even younger people. Forty percent of women and sixty percent of men are diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Five thousand, six hundred people are diagnosed with ALS in the U.S. each year. ALS has no ethnic boundaries and there is no cure. There is a zero percent survival rate between 2 to 5 years after diagnosis. There are 30,000 cases in the U.S. now. When you are diagnosed with ALS, it is not reported to government by the doctor. It is up to the patient to report it. For more information about ALS, go to: www.alsa.org/about-als/whatis-als.html.

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By Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

It was a beautiful day on Indian Creek in Caldwell for fishing on May 25th during the Caldwell Rotary Club’s 8th Annual Kids Fishing Derby and the results are in. Congratulations to the winners as

follows: Most Fish Caught--Ryder Gonzalez, age 2, (4 fish); Biggest Fish Caught--Scarlett Morrison, age 7 (13 inches at 1.33 lbs.). A good time was had by all.

By Michael Hensel

This month’s fishing report is lending space to actual fishing results – the Caldwell Rotary Fishing Derby! Worms were the bait of choice on Indian Creek that fine Monday afternoon. The stocking schedule says Rotary Pond will get 1,100 catchable trout, the Gun Club will get 500 and Indian Creek will get 200 the week of June 1st – 5th. The full stocking

schedule is available online at fishandgame.idaho.gov. Click on the “Fishing” tab then “Regional Fishing Reports” and then on “Southwest Region.” Let us know how you do fishing and send your pictures to editor@caldwellperspective.com and we will post them on our website and publish them in the paper, space permitting.

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Most Fish Caught--Ryder Gonzalez, age 2

Biggest Fish--Scarlett Morrison, age 7

Thank you Rotary and Anglers Habitat for a great community event.

First Fish Caught--Kahlan Morrison, age 6 (just after 10:10 a.m.)

Jeff Hunsicker and his daughter Ann, enjoying a warm relaxing day at the fishing derby.

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It’s June already and yet we’re just now experiencing spring. And what’s with all the dead trees and shrubbery? Many of you may be wondering why you lost your tree or shrub or even a rose bush this spring. It was a rare phenomenon, but it happens. Maybe this will help you plan better for future plantings. Remember how warm it was throughout October and the first ten days of November last fall? We did not experience a hard frost in the month of October. On some trees, the leaves were turning yellow and some were falling. Those tree leaves tended to fall sooner. With the shorter days and cooler nights, the trees start going dormant early. Those trees also tend to be the last to leaf out every spring. Around November tenth, a good percentage of trees still had green leaves way up high. To lose all their leaves for the winter, trees require about six to ten weeks of a process of hard frosts and warm days to go dormant. Most of those trees probably still survived with maybe a little center branch damage which can be cut out. A lot of specialty trees that can usually handle our average winters were still full of sugars when that first snow fell. Then two days later the temperature dropped into the teens. Trees like flowering plums and weeping cherries, flowering pears or shrubs like euonymus and red twigs, took a big hit from the high winds and the temperature drop. The trees basically burst and the shrubs got burnt back. The trees that have not leafed out yet or have very little foliage on them are now dead and need to be removed. Some shrubs will still send new shoots out of the root. Cut out the dead ones and let them come back or not. Some will never make it back. To replace the trees you lost, look for trees and shrubs more suited for our weather’s worst case scenario. We can get as cold as minus 20 degrees for extended periods of time. That puts us at the low side of zone 5 and below. This last fall’s weather was a freak anomaly of nature, and we do have these anomalies every 9 to 25 years. So think about what you are willing to accept and keep on planting. This could be an opportunity to create a different look around your home. Then there’s the fungus issue. We are in a normally very dry climate, especially in late spring and summer time. In fact, we are what’s known as a high desert. There are few instances where we have fungus issues. Most are very controllable by you. You can control the water, shading or sunlight and even air flow. But if weather is unpredictable like it is now, fungus can happen when a lack of sun and constant rain or humid air is present for long periods of time. Things you can do are; cut back or turn off water, cut lawn shorter and more frequently, keep foliage off the ground and remove dead or dying plant material. If you use compost, make sure it is fully decomposed and thoroughly mixed in with the native soil in your beds. Compost that is not fully broken down will lead to all sorts of disease issues. You can throw it back into your compost pile and let it heat back up or lay it out on a plastic tarp in full sun to dry it and kill the fungus. There are just too many fungi to explain here, but if you think it is fungus, take a sample of the affected area to a nursery you trust and they can help you find a solution. I have been in this business for more than thirty years and the only place I’ve seen fungus issues, was in my greenhouses. That was a breeding ground for fungi. I could only use fungicides that were labeled for commercial greenhouse use. I hope this helps. Until next time. Pat.

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