June 2017 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho

Edition Thirty-One

JUNE 2017

Mission43 Hub in Western Treasure Valley

First Responders Honored

Summer Fun Has Begun in Caldwell!

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Turning Tragedy into Opportunity Mrs. Colleen Trefz is one of Caldwell’s finest citizens. Her heart is full of kindness, compassion, and honesty. This year marks a very sacred anniversary in her life. Twenty years ago, there was a shooting at her son’s junior high school in Moses Lake, Washington that took the life of one teacher and two students. This horrific incident left the town in a state of shock and panic. After this tragedy she was compelled to return to school with the students. She made herself available to provide emotional support in the form of hugs. She found herself returning day after day. The community joined in with empathy and sent many treats to the school. Colleen noticed that chocolate would always go the fastest and she began baking and bringing brownies every Friday for the staff as an additional means of comfort. These two very simple acts of kindness where the very beginning of a new chapter in her life. Next, she began to notice how community members were hesitant around young people after the shooting. A friend of hers had gone to a seminar on Character Quality training and shared the information with Colleen. Mrs. Trefz took this new found knowledge and ran with it. She had an idea on how to bridge the gap between the age groups and overcome fear. Creativity and Imagination is always at work in Colleen’s mind. She uses it to make things better in all areas of life. Her resourcefulness led her to take students with her around the

hearts, trust worthy character, and our brave compassion to live with honor and dignity. With that, we change the atmosphere where ever we are!” Bravery is in Colleen’s blood. She has an outstanding sense of consideration for her family and community. At the end of that tragic year Colleen was nominated Volunteer of the Year which led to the suggestion of becoming a school employee. That idea hadn’t yet crossed her mind as she was focused on bringing compassion to the individuals involved. Being in the spot light has never been Colleens’ motivation. She operates at a level of passion that is out of this world. She sees a common need in all people— the need to be loved, accepted, and told who they are. Colleens’ love for others naturally draws people to her. Through her forte, of speaking truth to ones character, she stretches and

CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE–ABOUT US A few changes are taking place at The Caldwell Perspective. We wanted to keep you informed. I’d like to present to you the people behind the scenes; our current team. Each one of us plays a vital part in creating and sustaining our local paper. We bring our pieces of the puzzle together each month with the goal of a lively newspaper with current community events, news and highlights of life in Caldwell for your personal enjoyment. Without further ado... Here is our team! Meet Chantele Hensel! Chantele is the Owner, Publisher, and Head of Advertising. Chantele is a graduate of Vallivue High School. She began her newspaper career in 2002 while living in Burns, Oregon. She has 4 children Zach Sams, Garrett Sams, Paige Hensel and Audie Hensel. After being a stay at home mom and seeing her youngest off to Kindergarten she became restless. Her service heart began searching for a way to reconnect with the world around her. It was on a date night with her husband, Michael Hensel, at the

C of I, Jewett Auditorium listening to Roger Brooks (an urban development specialist) talk about the wonderful things going on in Caldwell and its direction, ie: Indian Creek Plaza. Sitting in the auditorium she flashed back on her memories growing up. Her parents would tell her and her friends, “You kids take your horses out to the desert or fishing poles to the river, but stay out of downtown Caldwell that’s asking for trouble.” It was that evening she was given a new perspective of Caldwell and the very next day, she began putting plans together for the much-loved Caldwell Perspective Newspaper that launched in December 2014. Chantele deals with all things, graphic design, page layout, and advertising. She keeps on track with what needs to get done. She can also be seen, quite often, at ribbon cutting events for new businesses! If you are in need of advertising your business, sending a Happy Birthday ad to one you love, or placing help wanted ads, she is your gal.

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Mrs. Colleen Trefz

community, learn social interaction skills such as how to introduce themselves by shaking hands with people, and asked permission to hang up Character Quality signs. Each month they would return and put up a new virtue from the list of fifty-two. Later on, a community member would share the impact it has on themselves and their families as it was a wonderful conversational piece. These Character Qualities inspired the community to play a conscious role in their own lives leading to maturity and making better choices. Colleen states, “There is never a stage in life where character is not relevant! Being a person of integrity empowers our relationships. Every mighty and valuable story of bravery and perseverance and triumph was fueled with character. Likewise, every vile, horrific, unspeakable act of violence was fueled with a lack of character. This world needs our kind


builds up everyone she is around. Her job history is diverse from working for school districts as a Volunteer, Lunch Lady, Community Resource Director and Motivational Speaker. She has traveled across America and also to Canada on speaking engagements large and small spreading hope through these virtues she uses in her own life. Her potential to make our community an even greater place to live is limitless. The way in which she finds value in all people is marvelous. Whether mediating disagreements between students at the high school or sharing words of hope to large crowds—she counts it ALL joy. She has tapped into the power of words and chooses to use them to bring forth life. She seeks to understand individuals right where they are at and holds people accountable to their words and actions while simultaneously calling them to a high place of existence. To know Colleen is to know that love, character and opportunity coexist. Currently Mrs. Trefz is a one-of-akind substitute teacher in the Caldwell Public Schools. She is pouring out love, mercy, grace, and acceptance into our next generation. She does this in fun and creative ways. Often times it is challenging but the result of making a positive impact in a persons life is priceless. The future is bright for Colleen. Her best days are ahead of her. She continues to have a positive impact on our youth and those she chooses to invest in. Thank you, Colleen, for being who you are and we look forward to what you will create next! by Mindy Scott, Editor

L to R: Mindy Scott, Chantele Hensel, Ninnel Kelly and Gena Gurney

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Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center 459-0132 1009 Everett Street Every Mon. 9 AM: Exercise Class Every Mon. 10 AM: Fit n Fall Every Mon. 1 PM: Line Dancing Every Mon. 7 PM: Square Dancing Every Tues. 9 AM: Exercise Class (ex. 5/16) Every Tues. 1 PM: Pinochle Every Tues. 4:30 PM: Bingo Every Wed. 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Every Thurs. 9 AM: Exercise Class Every Thurs. 10 AM: Fit n Fall Every Fri. 1 PM: Bingo Every Fri. 6 PM: Community Dance. Caldwell Library 459-3242 1010 Dearborn Street Closed Sundays in June Every Monday 10:30 & 11 AM: Baby N’ Me. 4:30 PM: Gaming Mondays Every Thursday 10:30 AM: (ex. 6/1) Jr. Gardners 3 PM: (ex. 6/1) Teen Makers Every Friday 10 AM: Tai Chi. Fit and Fallproof Class: M-W-F, 10:30-11:30 AM: Caldwell Free Methodist Church, 3320 S. Montana, Contact Judi: (208) 880-9855. Valley Church Healing Rooms, open every Monday (ex. holidays) 7-9 PM. June 1 8 AM-12 PM: Collective Bargaining Joint Session, TVCC Building, Rm. 210 June 2 11:30 AM-5 PM: Chamber Wine Tour, Indian Creek Winery, Hat Ranch, Huston, and Ste. Chapelle. For more Info call (208) 459-7493. 12:15-1 PM: Stretch Break Yoga, College of Idaho www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. 6-11 PM: Brave Hearts Night, Indian Creek Steakhouse, 711 Main Street. June 3 10 AM-4 PM: 3rd Annual Gallery Event, Caldwell Train Depot, 701 Main Street. 12-4 PM: Train Depot & Interpretive Center Open House. June 5 5:15-7 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill, 2805 Blaine Street, Sign in starts 5:15 pm, closing ceremonies 6:45-7 pm, Bring a friend!

June 5 (continued) 7-10 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room. June 7 8 AM-12 PM: Collective Bargaining Joint Session, TVCC Building, Rm. 317. 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park, on Blaine, next to TVCC. June 8 8 AM-12 PM: Collective Bargaining Joint Session, TVCC Building, Rm. 210. 7 PM: SIBA presents “Idaho Power’s Avian Protection Program,” at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). Public Invited. June 9 9 AM-5 PM: Mayors 17th Annual Community Service Scholarship Golf Tournament, Purple Sage Golf Course. 12:15-1 PM: Stretch Break Yoga, The College of Idaho. 7 PM-5 AM: Relay For Life, Caldwell High School, 740-4609. June 10 The First Ever Rob Belles Caldwell Paint Day, for info 455-3011. 9 AM-2 PM: Family Fun Day, Wittenberger Park, 420 W. Chicago St. Register @ htps://www.eventbrite. com/e/Caldwell-family-fun-day-tickets June 12 7:30-8:30 AM: Tennis Camp For Adults, The College of Idaho, www. cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. 5:15 PM-7 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill, 2805 Blaine Street, Bring a friend. 6-8 PM: Beekeeping, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. 6:30-8 PM: Traveling The World on a Budget, The College of Idaho, www. cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. 6:30-8 PM: Beginning Spanish Camp for Adults, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. 7-8 PM: URA Meeting @ CPD Community Room June 13 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Lunch, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall. 6-8 PM: Photography: A Thoughtful Approach, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188.

Calendar of Events

June 13 (continued) 6:30-8 PM: Beginning Spanish Camp for Adults, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. June 14-Flag Day 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park, on Blaine, next to TVCC. 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club: 5:30 PM-Dinner, 6 PM-Meeting, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S. 21st Ave., Pete (208) 899-9849. June 15 5-7 PM: Business After Hours Sponsored by All About Insurance, 2922 E. Cleveland Blvd. June 16 12:15-1 PM: Stretch Break Yoga, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. June 18-FATHER’S DAY June 19 6/19-6/24: Cello Festival, for more info www.cellocollaborations.com 9 AM-12 PM: Mad Scientist Lab, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. 10-11 AM: Ballet and Jazz for Kids, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN. com, 459-5188. 10 AM-12 PM: Pottery Camp for Kids, The College of Idaho, www. cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. 11 AM-12 PM: Baton Twirling, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com. 1-4 PM: Nature Lovers Art Camp, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN. com, 459-5188. 5:15-7 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill, 2805 Blaine Street. Bring a friend. 6:30-8 PM: Creative Writing, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188\. 6:30-8 PM: Ukulele for Beginners, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN. com, 459-5188. 7-10 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room. June 21 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park, on Blaine, next to TVCC. Master Gardeners will be on hand with youth activities and demonstration about attracting pollinators.

June 2017 June 22 10 AM-12 PM: Family Morning Hike, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN. com, 459-5188. 6-8 PM: Family Evening Hike, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com. June 26 10 AM-12 PM: Spanish Camp for Kids, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. 1-2:30 PM: Intro to Mexican Folk Dance for Kids, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. 5:15-7 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill, 2805 Blaine Street. Bring a friend 6-8:30: Photo Restoration: Old Picture, New Life, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188.

June 26 (continued) 7:30 PM: Caldwell Centennial Band Summer Concert, Memorial Park. June 27 9 AM-12 PM: Cartooning for Fun, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN. com, 459-5188. June 28 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect Sponsored by Prestige Asst. Living 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park, on Blaine, next to TVCC. June 30 12:15-1 PM: Stretch Break Yoga, The College of Idaho, www.cofiFUN.com, 459-5188. July 4 City of Caldwell 4th of July Celebration!


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

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12:00 pm Transportation Committee 11:30 am Ambassador Committee 11:45 am Agri-Business Committee 11:15 am Noonbreak Lunch, sponsored by Caldwell Fire and Police Departments June 15 5:00 pm Business after Hours, All About Insurance June 27 11:30 am Ambassador Committee June 28 8:00 am Coffee Connect, Prestige Assisted Living June 28 4:00 pm 120 Buckaroo Breakfast Committee August 15-19 6:30 am 83rd Annual Buckaroo Breakfast September 8 6:30 pm Farm to Fork, Seating Limited! September 28 6:00 pm 120th Year Anniversary Celebration! We have opportunities for our Community Members & Businesses to help make all of our fabulous events reality. http://caldwellchamber.org/forms/ Contact the Chamber Office 208-459-7493

June 2017

Brighten a Seniors Life


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Meals on wheels is looking for volunteers that have giving hearts and willing feet! Folks that would like to volunteer may call me at 454-8142 or 880-9731 or e-mail me at www. caldwellmeals@hotmail.com. We deliver Monday through Friday at lunchtime. Volunteers meet at my office in the Caldwell Senior Center, (1009 Everett), at 10:45 a.m. and we head to the hospital at 11:00 a.m. to pick up the meals to deliver them. I have three routes that need two volunteers each. Deliveries are generally complete by 12:30 p.m. We always send two people out on each route - one to drive and one to deliver. Volunteers generously donate the use of their cars and gas to make the deliveries. Currently there is a need on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Several volunteers are already committed to making meal delivery possible. However, many will be on vacations in June, July and August...so we would be tickled if there were folks that were available for the summer! I always put a new volunteer with an experienced one

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to lessen the learning curve! To qualify to receive meals an individual must be 60 or older, homebound, and unable to prepare a nutritious meal for themselves. Caldwell Meals on Wheels has been proudly serving the residents of Caldwell since 1976 when a small group of volunteers saw a need and wanted to fill it. The first day of operation they served 6 meals. Today each volunteer team delivers around 80. Without our wonderful volunteers this increase in who we serve wouldn’t be possible.


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June 15th-- Blood Drive at Our Lady of the Valley! Make your appointment! by Shana M. Savell Blood Drive at Our Lady of the Valley, 1122 West Linden Street, June 15th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It takes less than 20 minutes to save a life. Contact Shana at 459-3653 to schedule your time today! You can schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org, on the Blood Donor App or 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Be sure to select or ask for Our Lady of the Valley Blood Drive!! If you can’t commit now, but find opening day you are available, stop by. Walkins are ALWAYS welcome to fill last-minute cancellations.

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Local Veteran’s Organizations

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

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

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June 2017

CVMH to be the hub of Mission43 activities in the Western Treasure Valley by Noah Siple, CVC and the surrounding area. Since 2013, development activities have resulted in donated labor and materials totaling $2,220,900. They have come from over 55 private, public and volunteer contributions. This month Mission43 adds their commitment with a JKAF grant of $100,000. Our volunteer led consortium of local posts, chapters and teams of the VSOs of Idaho has become the national case for innovation in the renewal and reinvention of veteran organization, programs, and services. Mission43 is a partnership of J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, (JKAF), and four premier veterans organizations designed to give veterans and military spouses in Idaho, the 43rd state, the resources for a successful transition after leaving the service. By

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bringing together these worldclass organizations, Idaho’s post9/11 servicemen, women and their spouses have the resources to excel academically, in their next career, and in the community. Veterans from around our community came together May 13th and broke generational barriers working side-by-side as they installed the drop ceiling throughout a large portion of the lower level. Veterans from both the Vietnam and post-9/11 era built a lasting camaraderie while continuing to build the CVMH. Thank you to all our volunteers, laborers and friends. Our Veterans continue to make Caldwell a great place to live!

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In May 2017, the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall announced a formal partnership with Mission43, (visit www. mission43.org). Our legacy veteran service organizations, (VSO), with a century’s experience of navigating the bureaucracy of the Department of Veteran Affairs and the legislative process are welcoming change to embrace the new generation of veterans and VSOs gravitating toward group organized activities that promote health, resilient lifestyles and continued volunteer service. CVMH partnerships and programs remain true to providing safety-net services to veterans while focusing on education, employment, purpose and social-connection. The CVMH’s restoration and renovation is the lynchpin to legitimizing the renewal of veteran services in Canyon County

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Canyon County residents are invited to take advantage of Pickles Butte Landfill’s second annual household hazardous waste and electronic waste disposal event on Saturday, June 10. The event will be held in the northwest parking lot of the Ford Idaho Center, located at 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd in Nampa. Residents are encouraged to drop off their household hazardous and electronic waste anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is absolutely no cost for Canyon County households. “Last year’s event was busier than we ever expected with more than 1,200 households safely disposing of their hazardous and electronic waste,” said David Loper, Pickles Butte Landfill Director. “It showed that there is a need for something like this in our community so we’re excited to bring it back. I also want to thank the Ford Idaho Center for providing a new location, which should hopefully alleviate the long lines and wait times that people experienced last year.” Common household hazardous waste and e-waste that will be accepted include: • Cleaning Products: oven cleaners, drain cleaners, wood and metal cleaners and polishers, toilet cleaners, tub and shower cleaners, tile cleaners, bleach, pool chemicals. • Indoor Pesticides: ant spray and baits, cockroach sprays and baits, flea repellents and shampoos, bug sprays, houseplant insecticides, moth repellents, mouse/rat poison and baits. • Automotive Products: motor oil, fuel additives, carburetor and fuel injection cleaners, starter fluids, automotive batteries, transmission and brake fluid, antifreeze.

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• Workshop/Painting Supplies: adhesives and glues, furniture strippers, oil or enamel based paints, stains and finishes, paint thinners and turpentine, paint strippers and removers, photographic chemicals, fixatives and other solvents. • Lawn/Garden Products: herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, wood preservatives • Household Batteries and Fluorescent Light bulbs: nickel-cadmium batteries, lithium/lithium ion batteries, fluorescent tubes and light bulbs. • Other Flammable Products: propane tanks, kerosene, home heating oil, diesel fuel, gas/oil mix, lighter fluid • Electronic Waste: cell phones, computers, monitors, printers, audio/video, small devices (iPods, gaming devices), other equipment with a cord ***Please note that no biological or radiological waste will be accepted. No explosives, ammunition, or prescription drugs will be accepted either*** Qualifying Canyon County businesses may also take advantage of the disposal event by calling Stericycle at (208) 869-4468 and scheduling an appointment. Businesses must pre-qualify as a “Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators” (CESQG). A CESQG must generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste or 2.2 pounds of “acutely hazardous waste” per month. For more information, please contact Pickles Butte Sanitary Landfill at (208) 466-7288 ext. 224 or Canyon County Public Information Officer Joe Decker at (208) 455-6090.

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Summer Social Series

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by Mindy Scott, Caldwell Perspective Editor

While driving down Blaine Street several tents and trailers were spotted lined around Indian creek. The sun was shining and live music dispersing through the air. Entrepreneurs were manning their tents while the nice breeze kept them cool. The sound of the rushing water in the background was a sure sign spring is in full swing. Among the festivities were local vendors, food trucks, and a beer garden. A wide variety of goods are being sold such as kettle corn, snow cones, handcrafted African Drums, homemade canned goods, cosmetics and face painting. If you missed this event, not to worry! This social will continue on June 16th, July 16th, and August 18th and September 22nd. Come and join the social near the TVCC parking lot at Indian Creek Park! This event was inspired by Kaydee Baker as she states, “ My husband Ryan and I bought our snow cone shack late last summer and started booking

events to attend. We quickly realized that events were not cheap. We were paying anywhere between $100-$500 for events. We knew we needed more events to help pay off our snow cone shack, but couldn’t afford to gamble high vendor costs. I decided I would give these events a try. Friday May 19th was our first event. We kept vendor cost down to get as many vendors as we could to help draw in the public. We were able to get a great band to come play, and the event was wonderful. We received multiple compliments on the location, the event, the music and the atmosphere. In my book, it was a huge success. My goal is to continue bringing the Treasure Valley to life one event at a time with local family friendly events while keeping vendor fees low, as we are all trying to get through life and live our dreams.” Thank you to all the vendors who make the Summer Social event possible!

Come down June 16th for the next event!

Oasis Summer Feeding Program

Oasis Feeding program has begun. It provides free food all summer long at local parks to children ages 1 to 18. It is a great way to spend time with your family and helps make sure all children have meals when school is not in session. Rain or shine you can count on them to be serving meals.

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Lunch: 11:15 AM-12 PM Brother’s Park

Lunch: 12:30 PM-1:15 PM Jaycee Park

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Lunch: 11:30 AM-1 PM Caldwell Memorial Park (Through August 11th)

Lunch: 11:45 AM-1:15 PM Caldwell Pool

(Through August 11th)

Supper: 5:15 PM-6:30 PM Canyon Springs Old VanBuren (Through August 11th)

Lunch: 11:15 AM-12 PM Copper Creek (June 5th–August 18th)

Lunch: 12 PM-1 PM Farmway Village Across from Store (Through August 11th)

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Lunch: 12 PM-1 PM Farmway Village II Playground in Middle of Village (Through August 11th)

Supper: 5:15-6:15 PM Hardy Estates

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Lunch: 12:30 PM-1:15 PM Luby Park (Through August 11th)

Lunch: 11:30 AM-1 PM Rose Garden (Through August 11th)

Supper: 5 PM-6 PM Sebree Park (Through August 11th)

Lunch: 11:45 AM-1 PM Stonecreek (Through August 11th)

Lunch: 12:30 PM-1:15 PM Ustick Park (Through August 11th)

Lunch: 12 PM-1 PM Ustick Park South (Through August 11th)

Supper: 5:15 PM-6:15 PM Windsor Creek New Site (June 5th-August 18th)

Lunch: 12 PM-1 PM

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2017 Summer Feeding Program Sites

Lewis and Clark Elementary

(June 6th-30th & July 5th-28th) Lunch Tuesday–Friday 11 AM-1:30 PM

Sacajawea Elementary

(June 6th-30th & July 5th-28th) Lunch Tuesday–Friday 11 AM-1:30 PM

Van Buren Elementary

(June 6th-30th & July 5th-28th) Lunch Tuesday–Friday 11 AM-1:30 PM

Lincoln Elementary

(June 28th-30th & July 6th-27th) Breakfast Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-8:30 AM Lunch Monday-Friday 10:30 AM-1 PM Snack Monday-Friday 1:15 PM-2:45 PM

Syringa Middle School

(June 5th-30th) Breakfast Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-10 AM Lunch Monday-Friday 10:30 AM-1 PM Snack Monday-Friday 1:15 PM-2:45 PM

Caldwell High School

(June 6th-29th & July 5th-27th) Morning Snack Tuesday-Thursday 10 AM-11 AM Lunch Tuesday-Thursday 11 AM-2 PM All these sites are open to the public. Anyone 1-year to 18 years old can eat FREE, no paper work needed. More info, www.caldwellschools.org This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

(Through August 11th)

Lunch: 11:00-Noon

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Dia de los Ninos / Day of the Children was held on Monday, May 1, 3-6 p.m. in Serenity Park, next to the library. It was full of music, dancing and fun for all ages. History of Day of the Children: Children’s Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/ El día de los libros (Día), is an observance held annually close to April 30 and a year-round commitment to connecting children with diverse books and programming opportunities. Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora, proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El día de los niños/El día de los libros. Here’s the scoop for our celebration: Caldwell first celebrated Dia in 2004, and the fiesta has been growing ever since. Belia Paz, (La Gran D 106.3fm & La Poderosa 100.7fm), is the primary organizer of the event. We’ll have food vendors, Aztec dancers, the Summerwind Skippers, the “Barbie crash car” from the Department of Transportation and many other activities. Special visits from Smokey the Bear and Curious George were enjoyed by many. Kids entered to win a free bicycle and every child received several free books. It was a day full of great memories for parents and children alike.

Junior Achievement of Idaho joined with St. Lukes to host the “JA in a Day” event at Lewis and Clark Elementary Friday, May 5th in Caldwell. This is the 2nd year this local business has made the commitment to bring financial literacy lessons to an entire school delivered by 39 of their own employee volunteers! Their FitOne team was there running physical activities during the morning assembly and the lunch recess! Lewis and Clark Elementary School is a Title 1 school with over 450 students making these financial literacy lessons critically important. During “JA in a Day”, St. Luke’s volunteers used Junior Achievement’s proven lesson plans to


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teach kindergarten through sixth grade students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. For instance, Kindergarteners learned about personal budgeting using stories about helping, working, earning and saving while sixth graders tackled key aspects of the global economy; what makes world trade work and how trade affects students’ daily lives. Junior Achievement’s programs are independently tested and proven to make a significant impact on the community. To date, Junior Achievement’s programs– which align with Idaho Core Standards – result in a significant knowledge gain throughout all districts on topics such as global competition, business ethics and needs and wants; creating a more prosperous future for Idaho. About Junior Achievement of Idaho: Junior Achievement of Idaho, (JA), is an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers all working together to provide hands on experiences to help young

people understand the economics of life and compete in entrepreneurial economy. This partnership brings the real world to students K-12 connecting them with relevant learning, preparing them for college and inspiring them to plan for their future and career. JA volunteer mentors help students to develop competitive skills and confidence allowing them to own their own economic success. This success bolsters the local workforce and contributes to economic growth. Visit www.jaidaho.org for more information.

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Sydney Soppe Awarded Scholarship

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Day of the Children/Dia de los Ninos

Our Community

By Robert Kafka

L to R: Casey Crookham, Optimist Member and scholarship committee member; Chris Allgood, current Optimist president; Sydney Soppe (congratulations); Lacey Welt, Optimist member and scholarship Chair.

e Community e Stunning Grounds e Active Lifestyle e Food & Fellowship IDAHO

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In conjunction with Idaho Free Fishing Day!

The Caldwell Optimist Club has again awarded its annual Claire Ruehl Memorial Scholarship. On May 24th the Optimist Club presented a $1,000 scholarship to Caldwell High School senior Sydney Soppe.Claire Ruehl was a charter member of the Caldwell Optimist Club who exemplified the Optimist motto and purpose to be: A friend of Youth”. Claire was the first member of the club who passed away while promoting that purpose. In his honor the club decided to create a memorial to Claire’s work which is the annual scholarship. Thescholarship is awarded through an application process, which includes an essay, to a senior from Caldwell High School or Vallivue High School, or a Home School senior from the districts’ geographical area. Successful applicants must go on from High School to an Idaho educational institute located in Idaho, and have exhibited a superior potential in studies and desire relative to their continued education. Sydney was awarded her scholarship based on the decision of the judges taking into consideration the totality and quality of her application and the quality of her essay statement, which this year was: “What do you see as the optimistic outlook of America’s future, and what will you do to promote it?”

Come Enjoy Our Beautiful Patio!

Where: Rotary Park & Whittenberger Park in Caldwell. Parks are ‘next door’ to each other; accesss is from Centennial Way, across from the Chicago Street intersection.


8:30 am–Check in and registration (maps will be available at check in/registration) 9:00 am–Junior Color Run Around Rotary Pond 9:30 am-12:00 pm–Activities, Activities, Activities: • Fishing Derby at Rotary Park Ponds • Archery at Archery Range in Rotary Park • Kid’s Zone Activities in Whittenberger Park • Jump Houses, Relays, Games, Etc. • Library Fun Zone in Whittenberger Park 12:00 pm–Free Lunch and AWARDS! 1:00 pm–Canyon Bike Project

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Our Community by Devin Riley

Right: Caldwell Police hired two new officers in May. The new officers from left to right are Casey McGrew and Jessie Cooper as they were being sworn in by Mayor Nancolas. Officer McGrew comes to CPD from Homedale Police where he was an officer for just over a year. CPD would like to welcome both officers to the force as well as congratulate Officer McGrew and Mrs. McGrew as they were recently married on May 27th.

The one and only, Boise State football legend, Ian Johnson came to CPD to talk to the officers about taking care of each other, taking care of the community, and building relationships. He linked his knowledge of team work, passion, and perseverance used in football with the career of a Police officer. Thanks Ian Johnson for taking the time to spend with the CPD family reinforcing culture from your life and BSU experiences.

Officer King and McGruff out at the Community Awareness Event.

The CSO’s swarmed Ian Johnson; he was held hostage until the BSU fans got their picture.


First Responders Honored in Caldwell

The Caldwell Public Library organized an event held on May 13th at Caldwell Memorial Park to honor First Responders. The thunder boomed and the rain came down as the Caldwell Centennial Band played on. The thunder accented the musical selections in all the right places throughout their performance. The event opened with the Gem State Young Marines presenting the Colors followed by Mayor Garret Nancolas and Commissioner Tom Dale singing the National Anthem duet style. Larry Blackburn, representing the Caldwell Public Library, honored the First Responders and Veterans with a tribute for everything they do for our community and country. Mothers were also honored as Mother’s Day was the next day. Activities during the event included a half hour of music by the Caldwell Centennial Band, a dancing exhibition by Ballet Folklorico dancers and later some games and demonstrations by our First Responders. Members from the Caldwell Paramedics, the Army, the American Legion Post 35 and the Caldwell Police Department were present to greet the public. The event concluded with the Retirement of Colors performed by the Gem State Young Marines. To all our First Responders, thank you for your service!

The Caldwell Police Department with Chief Frank Wyant and Lt. Joey Hoadley and two members of the Middleton Police Department had a “meet and greet” with the crowd.

Caldwell Paramedics Bill Brocklesby, Arbor Duryee, Janelle Kierstead demonstrations.

An Army representative visited with participants.

The Gem State Young Marines presented the Colors.

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Page 8 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Hello to some warmer weather.... I hope. I have lived in Idaho for the better part of my life now and I do not recall the combinations of weather we’ve had in this one year. I’m sure some of you have planted early only to find them frost burnt or dead. Where I live, I think it’s the latest I’ve ever had frost on my windshield. What does that have to do with gardening or landscaping you ask? Well everything. Like you might not get some fruit this year because bloom time and frost were out of sync. Or you may have lost seed because it was too wet, then too cold. The

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reasons I bring these things up is because hopefully you’ll save this article to remind you that nature is predictably unpredictable and I don’t want you to get frustrated. You must be prepared to cover cold sensitive plants and then make sure to uncover if it’s going to be a sunny day. Or just have a plan B. Know what you can plant late and still get a decent crop or grow backups inside and keep upsizing them so when you replace a dead one you don’t lose ground. I will admit it’s been a rather frustrating spring for me as my plans have been changed

by Pat King

often by the weather. I’ve sprayed only to be washed off, leaves were most uncontrollable with the wind, but it’s Idaho and I love it. My hope is, that you didn’t do to many rash things like take down certain trees like Blue Atlas Cedars whose needles looked dead. They got burnt bad this year, but, I like the wait and see method, before ripping out an expensive tree or shrub. I have seen several that looked dead but as it has warmed up I see new growth coming out. It’s slow because evergreens don’t tend to recover fast after a winter like this.

Your lawn should be well into spring growth by now, unless it’s under water like a few parks in Caldwell I drive by daily. A little tip I found for really getting good results on ridding clover from your lawn is to be diligent in spraying the turf weeds, as they are plentiful this spring. Just before sunset spray your broadleaf control on your clover. As the sun sets you’ll notice that clover closes their leaves like praying hands. This helps to hold the chemical on the leaves overnight to get the best absorption leading a more die off of clover. A second application will still

most likely be needed. I sure hope you have a fruitful gardening season and share your surplus. Until nest time. Pat.

Farmer’s Market is OPEN

A Look into the Up and Coming Generations

by Mindy Scott, Editor

by Kathy May

L to R: Constance, Mikel and Alicia

Constance has just completed 5th grade. Constance’s favorite subject in school is science. She is excited for summer because she can hang out with the animals on her farm. She has a genuine compassion for animals--big and small. Her desire is to be become a veterinarian where she can combine her love for animals with the ability to help them. Hurray for Constance, as we can always use more loving vets in our agricultural community! Alicia has recently completed the 2nd grade. She likes math, science, and art. Her favorite animals are puppies. Currently Alicia would like to be a doctor when she grows up. Mikel just finished 1st grade. He finds joy in petting animals, playing soccer, reading books, and all things superhero. When he grows up he would like to continue with his adventurous side and become a police officer. Congratulations are in order for these incredible students. They worked hard all year and are ready to pursue their passions. Enjoy your summer! FROM THE VINE

Celebrate the Vine!

Welcome back to the 2017 Season of the Caldwell Farmers Market. We are back along Indian Creek this year, on Blaine and 7th, Wednesday nights, 3:00 to 7:00. Grab a blanket and sit along the banks of the creek and enjoy our great music lineup. Watch for information on our stick horse races, hot pepper eating contest, and

June 7 – Spudman June 14 - David Paige


• Wine Tasting • Barrel Tasting • Delicious nibbles by Tacos Y Tortas El Paco food truck • Live performances of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar by Encore Theater Co. • Various art and craft vendors • Sip on our signature summer sangria

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Celebrate Dad! Father’s Day Weekend Dining Specials! Check our events page complete music schedule! Reservations highly recommended.

June 21 - Jim Stewart June 28 – Elvis

uston Vineyards Idaho Wine Month Wine Release Party Saturday, June 3rd, 12-5 p.m. • 2014 Huston Cabernet • 2015 Huston Malbec • 2016 Huston Riesling

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soaps, beeswax candles, sewing, plants and more. Hot food, cold beverages, and kettle corn are available for dinner or munching while you shop. The Market accepts EBT and debit cards and is sponsored by D.L. Evans bank and the City of Caldwell. Further information can be found at caldwellidfarmersmarket. com

Live Music Schedule


There is just so much to celebrate! We are celebrating Idaho Wine Month and the growth of the Sunnyslope Wine Trail. We are celebrating the rebirth of our vineyard! We are celebrating the richness of our soil and the warmth of the summer sun and the simple vine from which comes delicious wines! Come celebrate with us at this fun early summer festival. We will be introducing the newest wine to our portfolio the Dry Rosé of Syrah, as well as celebrating the newest release of our Reserve Petite Sirah!

other fun events. The Market is off and running with great produce. Lettuce, radishes, beets, spinach and broccoli are available now. Cherries and berries will arrive in June. The Market also has local honey, mustard, jellies, and a wide assortment of baked goods; from apple pie to bread and rolls. Local artisans sell handmade wood products,

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June 2017

Free Fishing Day–June 10th

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Osprey Webcam Operational!

by Bob Christensen, President Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge

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Discover the Joy of Fishing


available to practice with but if you have your own equipment you are encouraged to bring it. All other fishing rules and regulations including creel limits, opening dates and tackle restrictions remain in effect. Always check the seasons and rules for the water where you plan to go fishing.

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Idaho’s Free Fishing Day is an annual event held the second Saturday every June. All anglers, residents and nonresidents, can celebrate the day by fishing Idaho’s waters without a license. If you’ve never been fishing, Free Fishing Day is also a great day to learn. Fish and Game personnel and volunteers set up several free events at local fishing waters throughout the state to help first-timers discover the joys of fishing. There are a limited number of loaner rods and reels

Watch the Osprey in the wild via our webcam at Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge! The webcam has been mostly nonfunctional this last two years due to equipment failure, poor internet connection and need for technical expertise. But thanks to many long hours and continued persistence this spring, Daniel Brown and Hinsel Scott, our new webcam partners from Geeks Worldwide succeeded in getting the osprey webcam

Stocking Schedule Caldwell City Pond (Rotary Pond) June 5th-9th 1,100 fish Caldwell Pond #2 June 5th-9th 500 fish Indian Creek June 12th-16th 200 fish

Dave’s Big Back Yard

functional again. Many thanks to you, Daniel and Hinsel!! To view, go to - http:// friendsofdeerflat.org and click on the Osprey Cam tab, then select the “live” YouTube feed. Note: While the resident osprey pair rebuilt the nest and displayed pair bonding rituals, there has been no sign this year of successful laying and incubating of eggs. But keep an eye on them. Anything can happen!

‘Fishin in the hood’ by Dave McCormick

My boat is hitched to my pickup there’s An itch I’ve gotta scratch Might be a Bass, Trout or Walleye but a fish I’m gonna catch This spring has been brutal Thus far my efforts futile Come June some ichthius is gonna Meet his match

Some right here in the Canyon and Ada County Hood Just get your butt outside Where O2 and H20 collide Sink a bug and it will all be good

There is ole Lucky Peak where I might Catch a Kokanee or two A cooler full of crappie from Lake Owyhee Now that’s an option too For sure my boat’s got gas And you can bet your XXX A koke, Crappie or Perch will leave Its waterloo

I here talk Cascade giving up Trout and Perch God won’t mind one Sunday If you miss a day of church CJ Strike is fishing fair Lake Lowell not hearing much good from there Grab a kid and go I am sure he or she will let you know It was the funnest day on earth

If you like to wave a fly rod, rivers Not much good Reservoir and ponds more friendly

Giant Indoor Community Yard Sale Inside the Community Center ($5 for 8-ft. Table)

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2017-18 School Year Mayor’s Youth Executive Council

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by Ninnell Kelly, Caldwell Perspective

Sitting L to R: Genaro Huitron (Historian), Alex Olsen (Vice-Chair), Breanna Boutté (Chair), Avisha Castor (Historian), Madison Smith (Secretary). Outgoing Executive Council standing L to R: Armando Guerrero (Secretary), Delphia Lloyd (Chair), Eric Ramirez (Historian).

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC), provides an opportunity to the youth community of Caldwell to be a part of the decisions made and to voice their opinions to make Caldwell a better place. Breanna Boutté was reelected to Chair and Madison Smith to Secretary. Armando Guerrero Delphia Loyd and Eric Ramirez are graduating Seniors.

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What is Leadership Caldwell?

Leadership Caldwell is fun, informative and life changing!!! Leadership Caldwell is a 9 month community leadership development program that begins with a mandatory orientation in August and culminates with a graduation program in May. Eight full day sessions are held on the 4th Thursday of each month, except March, November and December. Topics include: Agriculture, Police and Fire, Commerce, Media, Government, Arts & Education, Health Care & Community Service and History, Travel and Tourism Each month’s topic is presented through the use of prominent individuals from the public and private sectors. In depth dialogue of current issues pertinent to the session topic, case studies, site visits, interactive and “hands-on” experience. Participants also work in teams or as a group on projects of their own design to provide tangible solutions

Meet Mindy Scott! Mindy is our newest team member and Editor. Mindy is an energetic person who loves to read, write, and talk business ideas. She graduated in 2007 from State University College of NY at Oneonta with her Bachelor Degree in English and a minor in Anthropology. Her genuine love and concern for her fellow man has always led her into interesting conversations and later friendships with a wide variety of people in all ages, stages and walks of life. Mindy is happily married to her lifetime partner; Marcus Scott. Together they raise their 6 amazing children and take each adventure as it comes. This August they are celebrating their 4th year living in the Treasure Valley. She is excited to cover different events as well as edit other people’s stories. She has found delight in meeting many new faces in the community. For Mindy, life is an adventure and a risk worth taking. Any stories you would like to submit for consideration can be sent to editor@caldwellperspective. com.


Congratulations to 2016-2017 Class Graduates! Miste Bernasconi (St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute), Deanna Brock (Key Bank), Hugo Castillo (Best Bath), Camryn Conrad-Renteria (Lifeways), Kimberly Deugan (Advocates Against Family Violence, Inc.), Michelle Gamble (D L Evans Bank), Kelli Humphrey (Sunnyslope Wine Trail Cottage), Mitchel Kiester (Southwest District Health), Maria Lee (Saint Alphonsus), Leah Mullen (Idaho Independent Bank), Colleen Plitt (Caldwell Chamber of Commerce), Kelli Romine (Caldwell Chamber of Commerce), Chelle Sperry (City of Caldwell Police Department), Brad Tarter (Fairfield Inn & Suites Nampa), Jennifer Tripp (Southwest District Health), Rebecca Wilhite (The College of Idaho), Tasha Wixom (Treasure Valley Community College)

to various contemporary community challenges. The community actually becomes the classroom. Through contact with a wide range of professionals and the behind the scenes knowledge gained, Leadership Caldwell

participants have the opportunity to expand their influence in the community. The success of the program is measured by the positive effect on the participants, their organizations and the community.

Caldwell Perspective continued from page 1 Meet Gena Gurney! Gena is Meet-Ninnel Kelly:! Ninnel our Administrative Assistant, is our High School Intern and Graphic Design/Desktop Personal Assistant. Ninnel Publishing personnel. She is is currently in 10th grade at a graduate of Carbon High Union High School. She enjoys School, in Price, Utah. She animals, 4-wheeling, and also went on to the College hanging out with her best friend/ of Eastern Utah, which is cousin, Oskar. She also enjoys now Utah State University playing the violin and being an Eastern, where she studied ambassador for her school. Graphic Design and Desktop Ninnel continues to help with Publishing. After putting the the newspaper in many ways. computer life on hold, she went We are thankful for her insight on to other hobbies, such as and abilities. saving lives as a lifeguard and The Caldwell Perspective has EMT for 10 years. Gena met been operating since December Travis, the love of her life, in 2014 and is just getting warmed 2005 and moved to Idaho to up! While we realize traditional date him and get to know his newspapers are becoming two beautiful girls. Gena and extinct, we believe a community Travis were married in 2006 newspaper is vital to the life and in Caldwell, and had two more well being of our community. children. The Caldwell Perspective prints Gena’s children are Paige, monthly. It is solely funded Kennady, Mark and Risa from the revenue generated Gurney. When her youngest from advertising. There are went to preschool, she decided many ways to view your local it was time to start looking for newspaper. They include a job. Gena met Chantele subscriptions, online copy, and Hensel in 2014 while working paper copies. The majority of nights and weekends, serving the newspapers are mailed family’s at Dakan Funeral by ‘every door direct’ through Chapel. Gena started working the post office; paper copies for Chantele at the Caldwell are available at Chamber of Perspective in 2015. Commerce, Caldwell Library, City Office and many local businesses. If you do not receive the paper 67th ANNUAL complimentary each month subscriptions are available for $15 per year.


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Making Electronics Work For You

AUGUST 15-18 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

The major annual fund raising event of the Caldwell Kiwanis Club for ser vice to the community -- truly “a round-up of old friends!”

Watch Repair • Battery Replacement • Watch Bands


Adults - $10.00 Seniors (62 & Over) - $9.00 Children (12 & Under) - $5.00 Dan Norman, Graduate Gemologist

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Crookham corn on the cob! For more information or tickets email us at CaldwellKiwanis@gmail.com or any Kiwanis member. Tickets are also available at the event!

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June 2017 Getting out of debt and staying that way! Getting out of debt can seem overwhelming. There are a few simple steps to getting out of debt for good. 1. List sources of NET income. That is income AFTER taxes and insurance. 2. Build a Budget of your monthly expenses (other than borrowed debt) 3. List Creditors for all borrowed debt Income and Values Before planning your budget of monthly expenses; consider lifestyle, family values and personal goals. Is it critical to your personal and spiritual values to contribute to your church? Does your family participate in activities requiring funds? Is there a major purchase necessary in the next year such as an appliance, car, or other “onetime” item? What do you plan to spend for vacation, holidays, or birthdays? Be sure to include current expenses and those you will have in the near future like medical, schooling, insurance premiums and higher seasonal expenses. With future expenses calculate the total yearly cost of each then divide by 12. That amount should be deposited into a BUDGET savings account each month. Your BUDGET savings account should be separate from other types of savings. Putting yourself on your own “level pay” system for seasonal expenses will ensure that you are ready when the increased heating or cooling costs arise as well as having the money at hand when the big expense comes up for school tuitions. When the future costs arise, you will be prepared for them rather than putting out a lump sum and then trying to figure out how to regroup.


Dollars and Sense!

by Valerie Brooks, Certified Financial Counselor

Building a Budget List everything you pay each month in living expenses from most important to least important – and be sure to include everything except debt. So you will include house payment/rent; utilities, food, entertainment, insurances, and child care. All things, other than house and car, for which you don’t have a loan. Other types of borrowed debt will be in the next section. A spreadsheet is handy for this and the next part of the plan. Add up the monthly payments and subtract that total from your net income. The remaining amount is what you will be using to pay off your borrowed debt and begin to accelerate paying off all your debt. If there is not enough money to pay what you owe each month, you will need to review your spending and modify it according to your priorities. List Creditors /Debts to Pay-off List all the creditors and debts you have (except house and car which is included in the above section). List creditors charging the highest rates at the top. Include creditor, interest rate, balance, and minimum required payment. The total payment amount in this section must be covered by the amount left over from the previous section. Otherwise you will need to revise your budget planning sheet. To pay off your debts at a faster pace, plan to pay at least the minimum payments for your borrowed debt. Then take the excess you have each month and apply it toward the debts charging the highest interest rates. When you pay off the highest debt, go down the line and increase the payments you make on the debt with the next highest rate. For example, if you owe $1000 on a credit card at 19% APR with a payment of $25 per month and $1000 on a different credit card with 17%

APR on which you pay $25 per month; pay the first card off. When it is paid, take that $25 and add it to the minimum payment for the next credit card. Pay $50 on that card until it is paid then take that $50 and add it to the payment on the next debt and pay it off. Additional Tips: • Determine wants vs. needs • Does everyone in the family need a cell phone? • Do you need cell service and a land line? • Are there unnecessary things you do that cost money? • Keep a list of spending for a month and watch for areas in which you can conserve. Do you eat out a lot? Can you eat more cheaply at home? When you eat out, can you split meals and pay half as much? • Give yourself a 24 hour cooling off period before you buy anything. If it is really that important you can go back to make the purchase. The truth is, you’re likely to realize it wasn’t worth the effort to even go back. • Shop for lower rates. • Contact insurance company and find out if there are lower rates for automatic payments or good driver discounts; • Contact creditors and ask if they can lower your interest rates. Maybe you have improved your credit score and are eligible for a lower rate than when you first obtained the credit; • Ask utility company for recommendations on how to conserve on your utility bills. • Have a garage sale and apply the income from that to your debts. • Sell things you don’t use; • Check online for values of collectables.

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Healthful Eating on Vacation

by Jacqueline Amende, Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences

If you are road tripping or traveling abroad to a new and exciting place, you can still enjoy all the fun foods that come with traveling without compromising your healthful eating plan. Here are some tips for your upcoming summer vacation: • Focus on portion sizes. You don’t have to avoid those new and exciting foods that come with traveling. Share large food portions with your travel partner or go with the small size for just yourself. • Keep your regular meal times on vacation. It can be easy to graze on food all day while on vacation, but try to stick with your usual eating pattern. • Watch what your drinking. Focus on water or other unsweetened beverages. Skip the sweetened and various adult beverages which are often loaded with unnecessary calories. • Pack non-perishable foods with you. Dried fruit, nuts, and pretzels make for relatively healthy snacks that are nutrient-rich. These nonperishable foods are perfect for a quick snack to satisfy you until your next scheduled meal time. • If you are road tripping, pack a

cooler with fresh pre-cut vegetables and fruits. Try slicing some bell peppers and cutting up some celery sticks. In addition, keep whole fruit or sliced fruit ready to go. • Be physically active! Get outside and walk to enjoy the sites where you are vacationing. If you are on a road trip, schedule frequent stops where you can get out, stretch your legs, and take a short walk. With these healthful eating tips, food safety is still a priority, especially if you’re road tripping. Bringing perishable foods with you like meats and cheeses may cause some unwanted foodborne illnesses if these items are not stored properly. Don’t store perishable foods unrefrigerated for longer than 2 hours. If stored in a cooler, make sure coolers are 40 degrees or cooler. In addition, don’t leave your cooler directly in the sun or in the trunk of your car on road trips. Putting the cooler in the backseat of the car will generally be cooler than the trunk. Finally, keep hand sanitizer or moist towelettes with you if you don’t have access to a restroom to wash your hands before and after eating. Now, enjoy your trip!


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For the love of sweet and tart in one dessert! It is rhubarb season and this is a pretty simple recipe. Take advantage of this unique edible while it is in season. Rhubarb is actually a vegetable that when sweetened and combined with other fruits makes a delicious dessert. This ancient plant is traced back to China, 2700 B.C., which was used medically as a laxative, to reduce fever and cleanse the body. (Info from Joyce McGarry, Michigan State University Extension posted on May 17, 2012) INGREDIENTS ½ cup melted butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup flour ¾ cup of oatmeal ½ teaspoon salt 3 cups raw rhubarb sliced ½ cup blue berries (optional) 1 cup granulated sugar *You can eat this warm or cool. 2 Tbsp. corn starch Top a serving with whipped cream 1 tsp. vanilla or ice cream. Delicious! Enjoy! Red food coloring DIRECTIONS: Combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour salt and oatmeal. Press 2/3rds of this mixture into an 8 X 11 inch baking dish and cover it with raw rhubarb. Sprinkle blue berries over rhubarb if desired. Mix sugar, water, cornstarch, vanilla and food coloring in sauce pan over low heat. Cook until it thickens. Pour evenly over rhubarb. Top rhubarb with remaining 1/3 over crumb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes or until the crumb top browns.

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NOT IMPORTANT...BUT POSSIBLY OF INTEREST! The only kid I knew on the first day of the first grade was Willard. I don’t remember why. We must have played together some time in our preschool years. But we hit it off immediately. Willard and Wayne seemed to roll off the tongue like peanut butter and jelly. We were the leaders of the cowboy gang that roamed the Kuna Grade School playground. Hardly a day passed when we didn’t tie handkerchiefs over our faces and rob the merry-go-round. In high school, Willard was a starter in every sport. When it came time to choose student body officers, Willard was elected president even though he didn’t really campaign. Everybody liked him. He wasn’t full of himself. In the senior yearbook he was “Mr. KHS.” I was “Most Humorous” (AKA “Class Clown”). I had other friends during my teens but sometimes felt I was a “friend of convenience” – someone to hang out with when there wasn’t someone more cool around. It was never that way with Willard. Our friendship was

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one of the constants during those years. After high school Willard went off to California and I went to college. We both ended up back home at about the same time. He worked at the local Co-op gas station and I worked at my parents’ newspaper. We had coffee almost every day at Denny’s Café. Willard joined the Marine Reserves and I joined the Army National Guard. On the weekends we, and sometimes our buddy Norm, went to the IOOF Hall dances in Caldwell. We usually stopped at the gravel pit south of town (near where I now live) and shared some Cherry vodka to get in the proper frame of mind. One Sunday morning, shortly after Willard returned from Marine Basic, we were on our way home from the dance. As we pulled up to the stop sign at the intersection by the National Guard Armory, Willard opened the car glove box which happened to contain a Colt .45 automatic pistol I had just acquired.

“Hey, I shot one of these in Basic,” Willard said. “I was a pretty good shot. Watch this!” He jumped out of the passenger side of the car, jacked a round into the Colt . . . . and shot out the street light above the intersection. A Colt .45 makes a lot of noise, especially at 1:30 in the morning. I complimented Willard on his skill, told him to get back in the car, and we got out of Dodge. Eventually, Willard and I married best friends and headed off on our individual “Roads of Life.” We saw each other occasionally at class reunions or while shopping. The last time was in September. He told us about how much he had enjoyed a recent trip to Ireland. I knew Willard was having some health problems. Still, it surprised me when I saw his obituary. He was my first best friend.

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Charity Gordon volunteered two years at an open art studio in Portland, Oregon. When the art studio closed Charity found out that there were hundreds of art studios open all over the United States. She decided she was going to bring something to Caldwell for families to do together. Kreation Studio is an all ages open art studio located at 113 S. 7th Avenue, downtown Caldwell. Families load up trays of endless supplies for their creations. Instead of providing art direction, we provide the space, supplies and support for each individual idea of art creation. During open studio times there are no reservations, no time limits, no supply limits, & no clean up!! You just drop in, pay one low price and enjoy creating at your own pace and ability. The buffet bars for an “all you can make and take” art experience. They hold Messy

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June 2017

Summer in Caldwell

being utilized and patios of our local businesses ring with laughter as friends meet for some much needed sunshine. I appreciate those who are riding for hours working on tractors cultivating the land. We really do have a wonderful playground.

Tim and Ninnel Kelly, making the most of the new Caldwell water park also known as Whittenberger Park. The things we do for our kids. Ninnel is the Caldwell Perspective High School intern. She has wanted to take this picture for the paper all month. Her dad, Tim Kelly came to her rescue and even brought props.

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This time of year is full of life and makes me appreciate this city that we live and play in. Playgrounds are filled with kids and families, golf courses are becoming more occupied, the ponds are being stocked for the fishermen and women to line the shores, walk paths are

by Chantele Hensel, Publisher

Alta Mae spending time out in her yard filled with flowers. Thank you Alta for making Caldwell beautiful.

The Real Meaning of Memorial Day A Day of Remembrance

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Memorial Day is a day known to many as a day off from the routine of our busy schedules, as well as a day to barbecue, fish, or go camping. The true meaning and establishment of Memorial Day is to honor and remind the world of all the brave and dedicated service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to protect our freedom in America. It is a holiday that hits some harder than others. Taking a moment to pause and reflect when you see those flags flying stirs up a heart of gratitude for all those we have gone before us. This is a heartfelt appreciation to all our service people and their families, past, present, and future. We honor and respect you.

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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Review by Michelle B. Ross

While the central tale of this book revolves around the untimely death of Sandberg’s husband, her collaboration with Adam Grant, Ph.D. creates an interesting combination of memoir and social science with a touch of self-help. Sandberg is forced to confront the realities of her sudden widowhood, staring down the adversity and focusing on finding resilience and eventually joy. Everyone experiences grief in some manner and this book provides thoughtprovoking insight into the psychology of mourning. Sandberg specifically addresses the issues of guilt and moving on after the death of a loved one, topics that people from all walks of life might struggle with in times of crisis. Filled with stories of others, readers can find a variety of places to engage with the narrative. Sometimes the stories feel overwhelming- it is as if every person Sandberg has met in the last two years is in the midst of emotional trauma, which eventually skews a bit inauthentic, but it does create points of connection for readers coming from an array of backgrounds and experiences. This is a great book to buy, read, and mark up. Adversity cannot be avoided, but having some skills to increase one’s resiliency and weather the crisis is a comfort in trying times. “Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. It comes from gratitude for what’s good in our lives and from leaning in to the suck. It comes from analyzing how we process grief and from simply accepting that grief. Sometimes we have less control than we think. Other times we have more. “ –Option B, Sheryl Sandberg

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The Story of the Donner Party by George R. Stewart Fredrik Backman is the author of A Man Called Ove. Britt-Marie Was Here is his third novel. Backman lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Britt-Marie is good at what she does; her home is tidy, her cutlery drawer is properly sorted, her husband’s shirts are clean and pressed. Until she leaves her husband, in her sixties, she has led a circumscribe life that has turned her into a fussy old woman. At 62, Britt-Marie embarks on a job search, lands a job, befriends a rat and becomes a soccer coach. Britt-Marie Was Here is the story of how she came to this place in her life and how she leaves. It is warm, friendly and funny. It is hard, sad and satisfying. Backman’s characters are fully developed and spring off of the page as complete people, people that you would not be surprised to meet on the street. I would recommend this author to anyone who holds still for five minutes or less. All of Backman’s books ask the question “What is community?”

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For over 95 years the American Legion Auxiliary has distributed the memorial poppy to remind Americans that millions sacrificed their lives and health to keep our nation free. During WWI the poppy florished on the battlefields of Flanders Field amond the shelled buildings and bomb scarred landscape. Like the blood became a sign of hope and renewal. For those who whould never leave, those who had given their lives, it is a perpetual memorial to their bravery. The American Legion Auxiliary poppy is handmade by veterans, who receive payment for each poppy made. Memorial poppy

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June 2017

CFEO Awards 43 Scholarships to Caldwell High Students

Charlie Alvaro Memorial: Andrea Waters, Ismael Cerros Theodore Gruver Memorial: Allyson Cameron Class of ’54: Molly Dayley Jaunice Wanders Memorial: Lita Forse Stephen Blakley Memorial: Armando Guerrero Martinez The Ring Family: Guadalupe Garcia CFEO Career Education: Kimberly Hunter, Ruben Estrada CFEO Academic: Lydia Flores Barbara L. Gigray Memorial: Triden Mitchell Kathi Lamm: Angelina Goodson West Valley Medical Staff: Sydney Soppe CFEO Liberal Arts Academy: Angelina Goodson

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and good citizenship. The awards ranged from $500 to $2200. More academically focused awards are matched by the College of Idaho for enrolling students. The following were recipients of the 2017 CFEO Scholarships:

Dr. Julian Hoff Memorial: Noah Rohrdanz Jim Blacker Memorial: Sydney Soppe Mayor’s Community Service: Eric Ramirez, Lydia Flores Class of ’77: Myriam Pacheco Arredondo Brad Carrow Memorial: Lita Forse, Triden Mitchell Principal’s Leadership: Sydney Soppe Faculty Citizenship: Matthew Murphy-Sweet Gwen Reed Memorial: Natali Dawley Ellen Dillon Memorial: Ana Rodriguez Warren ‘Moke’ Strong Memorial: Triden Mitchell, Andrea Waters, Noah Rohrdanz Class of ’78: Allyson Cameron, Sydney Soppe Ron Maxwell Memorial: Andrea Waters

Megan Hinojos Honored

Cliff Burnett Memorial: Lita Forse Bill Weivoda Memorial: Emma Hardin Vernon DeMark Memorial: Noah Rohrdanz, Andrea Waters Dorothy Kidd Foundation: Zaira Velasco Kimberly Tollman Carpenter: Kimberly Hunter Andres-Broyles First Twins: Angelina Goodson Class of ’51: Camron Manker Class of ’61: Eric Ramirez Political Philosophy Student of the Year: Hannah Webster Adam Gabrielsen Memorial: Yesenia Rodriguez CFEO Exceptional Courage: Yesenia Rodriguez

by Mindy Scott, Caldwell Perspective Editor

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The Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity celebrated its 25th year by awarding 43 scholarships, valued at nearly $40,000, to Caldwell High graduating Seniors. Honoring a variety of accomplishments including academic and athletic excellence, distinction in the arts,

Three Receive Rotary Scholarships

L to R: Beau Maimer, President Chris Batt, and Elizbeth Biggins.

Three area students each recently received a $1,000 scholarship from Caldwell Rotary Club. During a May 19th Rotary club meeting President Chris Batt announced Caldwell Rotary Club’s three scholarship winners: Beau Maimer, Elizabeth Biggins, and Grant Stockett. Beau Maimer is a senior at Vallivue High School and is planning to attend the University of Utah. He is interested in pre-law or journalism. His parents are Paul and Heidi Maimer. Elizabeth Biggins is a senior at Grant Stockett Parma High School. She plans to go to the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. She plans to become a veterinarian technician. Her parents are Thomas Biggns Jr. and Beki Van Zelf. Grant Stockett, who was unable to attend, is a senior at Parma High School. He is the son of Jared and Lori Stockett. He will be attending Idaho State University to begin working on his interest, nuclear engineering. Congratulations goes out to these promising young people and Caldwell Rotary Club is proud to be able to help them begin this process.

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Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Honors Three Women


The Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma had their Gail Garwick, Scholarship Chair and Megan Hinojos, recipient final meeting for the 2016-2017 year. Vickie Becvar’s President project was to collect personal items, monetary donations, and gift cards, all year, to be given to The Nampa Family Justice Center. The guest speaker of their final meeting this year was Criselda De La Cruz from Nampa Family Justice Center. The items were presented to her and she graciously accepted them to be distributed among the clients being served. During this meeting a check was presented to Megan Hinojos of Twin Falls. Megan is a secondary education major at NNU. She will be student teaching at Jefferson Jr. High this fall. Congratulations Megan!

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Keith Hahn, Lanetta Pfost, Gail Garwick

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June 2017 Abusive behavior is not the victim’s fault. It is the abuser’s choice! Abusive behavior is the deliberate choice made by the abuser in order to maintain control of an individual. Domestic abuse is not because of the abuser’s loss of control of his or her behavior. Abusers use a variety of tactics to manipulate and exert their power. Below are a few examples of how the abuser maintains the control. • Dominance – Abusive individuals need to feel in charge of the relationship. They will make decisions for you and the family, tell you what to do, and expect you to obey without question. • Humiliation – An abuser will do

Red Flags—Abusive Behavior

everything he or she can to make you feel bad about yourself. • Isolation – An abusive partner will cut you off from the outside world, keep you from seeing family or friends, or even prevent you from going to work or school. • Threats – Abusers commonly use threats to keep their partners from leaving or to scare them into dropping charges. Your abuser may threaten to hurt or kill you, your children, other family members, or even pets. • Intimidation – Your abuser may use a variety of intimidation tactics designed to scare you into submission; threatening looks or gestures, smashing things in front of you, destroying property, hurting your

pets, or putting weapons on display. • Denial and blame – Abusers are very good at making excuses for the inexcusable. They will blame their abusive and violent behavior on a bad childhood, a bad day and even on the victims of their abuse. • Abusers pick and choose whom to abuse. They don’t insult, threaten, or assault everyone in their life who gives them grief. Usually, they save their abuse for the people closest to them, the ones they claim to love. • Abusers carefully choose when and where to abuse. They control themselves until no one else is around to see their abusive behavior. They may act like everything is fine in public, but, lash out instantly as soon

Shout Out to Fathers

by Marcus Scott

Its June, and with that means the official start of summer! Among other things, it is also the time we celebrate Father’s Day! A day when fathers are shown just how valuable they are. Fathers play a very important role in building stable adults, not just by providing income, but just by being in the home. There are many studies that show a correlation between fatherless homes and children who become involved in destructive behaviors! As fathers, it is good to periodically take a time out to reflect on what is going well, and what we can improve upon. So, while we celebrate this holiday, we should really take some time to thank our founding fathers. They were great men who laid the very foundation that made this country so profound. America is a beacon of light in this chaotic world, and provides hope for those who know that if they could reach these beautiful shores, they can not only secure a place for themselves, but for their future generations. So enjoy your Father’s Day here where your freedom was purchased with a heavy price. Happy Father’s Day!


as you’re alone. • Abusers are able to stop their abusive behavior when it benefits them. Most abusers are not out of control. In fact, they’re able to immediately stop their abusive behavior when it’s to their advantage to do so, (for example, when the police show up or their boss calls). • Violent abusers usually direct their blows where they won’t show. Rather than acting out in a mindless rage, many physically violent abusers carefully aim their kicks and punches where the bruises and marks won’t show. A violence-free life is waiting and you are so very worth it. If you or someone you know is in need of

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Advocates Against Family Violence’s mission is to eliminate violence in families and homes by empowering individuals to make positive life choices. They support and wish to recognize positive male role models in our community. There is great value and importance found in healthy male examples in the lives of children. The 5th Annual “Men In Top Tier” Awards is currently underway. Your help is needed in finding these men who have excellent character, and are a positive influence to your company and the community. The nominees chosen will be honored at an upcoming luncheon on June 21st. All questions and submissions can be sent to alyssac@aafvhope.org. Please limit one applicant per organization to alyssac@aafvhope.org Male candidates can be volunteers, board members, employees, or community leaders. Submissions are due by June 9th, 2017.

Vallivue High School Teacher Forever in our Hearts

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Pictured on left: Tribute page from the Vallivue High School year book.

Travis Haase, a Vallivue High Scool history teacher like no other, who left us too soon. He will be remembered by his students as being a brilliant, phenomenal and passionate teacher to everyone who crossed his path. Mr. Haase, was an inspiring coach and great mentor. One student said, “You were an awesome teacher to me. I will always remember your silly anticks. I am so thankful to his wife for donating his ties to the graduating class to wear. I wore an Army tie and it meant so much as I will be serving in the Army soon. I will always remember you Mr. Haase. You were a great teacher.” The Vallivue High School yearbook shared a great tribute to an amazing man who will never be forgotten and is loved by so many.

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June 2017

Treasure Valley Community College Art Show

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by Mindy Scott, Editor

Heather Ratterree

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On Thursday, May 25th an Art Show was held in the Common Areas of the TVCC Caldwell Center. Food items were collected for admission

Home Schoolers Ready for Summer Break

by Mindy Scott, Editor

These students have worked diligently all year and have earned their summer vacation. While learning never stops, they are enjoying a break from their daily routine of school. Courtney has just completed the 4th grade. She is a bright young lady with an amazing voice of an angel. At Home Courtney School co-op this year she enjoyed her American girl class, making pottery in her art class, and learning new dishes in cooking class. She really enjoys writing, spelling, and is becoming interested in reading. A hobby of Courtney’s is drawing. Courtney also enjoys being active in sports and is very social with her friends, family, and church. Her current favorite activities include gymnastics and softball. When she grows up she wants to be an actress and do voices for cartoon shows. Continued on page 18

and donated to a local food bank. Refreshments, prize drawings, music and fabulous art was on display for all to enjoy. Young and old alike attended.

Art is very therapeutic and anyone can do it! The students at TVCC encouraged everyone in attendance to give art a try. It’s a means of

Artists from the Treasure Valley College Art Show

expression that all can be part of. Some shared their stories of beginning the task feeling unable to achieve their goals while surprised themselves with

the talent and abilities that came to life when they picked up the brush. The stories and inspirations behind each piece were unique and meaningful.

STEM Fair–Syringa Middle School As the school year has come to a close and many are making the transition to summer, I would like to reflect on an important community event that took place earlier this month. On the evening of May 12, 2017, Syringa Middle School hosted its third annual STEM Fair. In an effort to stimulate interest and involvement within the community in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Syringa hosted several local organizations rooted in STEM, such as the ReUseum, Micron, the Gizmo Garage, Vex Robotics, the Caldwell Police Department, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, colleges and universities and many more. Open to the public, the STEM Fair was an opportunity for students to display and discuss their science projects with family, peers and community members, as well as a chance for everyone to experience different aspects of STEM as made possible by the organizations who gave demonstrations, provided hands-on activities and even made BristleBots as

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souvenirs. Between the prize-winning posters, raffle drawings, activities, and demonstrations, excitement was high as evidenced by more than 500 people in attendance. The students of prize-winning projects went home with a ribbon, a STEM-related prize, and a spot on the STEM plaque hanging from the wall in Syringa’s foyer. Our hope is that everyone went home with a stronger appreciation and interest in the areas of STEM and will be back to visit next year. Putting our STEM focus into action, Syringa teamed up with Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge and the City of Caldwell to conduct a river sweep of a portion of Indian Creek. Students, parents and teachers came together the Saturday morning after the STEM Fair. Over the course of the two-hour cleanup, volunteers collected enough trash from the creek bank and surrounding area of Griffith Park to fill the back of a pick-up truck. The partners are looking forward to making similar river sweeps a continuing event open to the Caldwell community.

Syringa Middle School Teacher Receives Award for Excellence

by Mindy Scott, Editor

Melyssa Ferro received the Marsha Nakaura Award for Teaching Excellence on April 22, 2017 during the annual Idaho Education Association. She was given a plaque, as well as her name being added to a perpetual plague displaced at IEA headquarters. Melyssa currently teaches all things science at Syringa Middle School. Mrs. Ferro is from a family of educators, and while her first interest was to purely study science she states, “While at college, I had an epiphany that it was more important for me to teach the next generation of scientists and engineers than it was to become one myself so I switched my major after a tearful phone call home and I have been in education ever since!” She has been teaching now for 17 years. We thank you, Melyssa, for your hard work and dedication in teaching our youth. Congratulations on this achievement!

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Floyd Miller-Lions Past International Director, Dennis BurksLions District Governor, Emma Longoria, Valden Christenson-Caldwell Lion, Rob HopperCaldwell Councilman and Urban Renewal Chair, and Capt. Robyn Bridgeo-Salvation Army. Larry Ammonn, part of Veteran’s Color Guard. Vallivue High School Senior Emma Longoria sings the National Anthem at the dedication of the newly renamed Caldwell Lions Park. Caldwell Lions Club and the City of Caldwell held a renaming dedication of the old Jaycee Park. There were over 300 people in attendance including students from Canyon Springs High School, band members of the Caldwell High School, neighbors of the park, city and Lion dignitaries. The Boy Scouts of America set up a 17 station archery range demonstrating compound bows that the Lions Club had donated. Hamburgers, hotdogs, sodas and cake were served.



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Here we go…… CPD hosted a “Boys Night Out”. SRO’s rewarded several students from the local middle schools for having great attitudes at school. The boys and officers spent the night at the YMCA where they played games and ate all night long.

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The Swift and Company Downtown Caldwell

Swift and Co. moved to Caldwell in 1924 and constructed the building located on the corner of 4th and Main Street taking up an entire city block. There, they butchered chickens, packed them in ice, and shipped them by train. Caldwell Ice and Storage located directly across 4th street provided the ice via an underground tunnel. There is an identical Swift Building in Twin Falls, Idaho. Glenn Koch, was 10 years old when he moved to Caldwell with his family in 1937. He grew up working for his father at their family business–The Pantorium Cleaners, a dry cleaners that specialized in restoring and redesigning furs and was located at 414 Main Street (across Main St. and in the middle of the block) the location is part of the Police Department today. In 1937, at age 11, Glenn would go to the Swift Building and catch the chickens that had escaped while being unloaded by local chicken growers. Glenn would take the chickens and sell them back to Swift and Co; providing a service they truly appreciated not doing themselves. After the Koch family sold the Pantorium in the late 60’s they bought the Swift Building for $15,000, after the long 2 year clean up project was complete they sold it for $40,000.

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by Madeline Buckendorf and Chuck Randolph

In the early 1900s, electric refrigerators did not exist in in Caldwell’s homes and businesses. Most residences depended on iceboxes—insulated cupboard-like units that held blocks of ice to keep produce and meats chilled. Ice making and cold storage became a booming business in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, with ice plants and storage lockers being built in every new town. Elmer E. Dutton came to Caldwell and started a dentistry practice by 1900. He soon began looking for investment opportunities. By 1907, Dutton had workers sink a well on the northwest corner of Fourth Avenue and Main Street, looking for artesian water to run an ice plant. Several issues of the 1907 Caldwell Tribune newspaper tracked these efforts: “The well is down 75 feet, but Dutton proposes to go to China, unless he strikes pure water before he reaches the celestial kingdom…. The Caldwell Ice Co. will have their connections complete with the North Pole by Monday and will commence producing pure ice for the citizens of

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and businesses. It was a very dense coal that burned longer than most other types. This coal was first found in the mines near Aberdeen, Scotland, (hence the name), but later was discovered in areas of Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Utah. Another Portland business started a creamery directly west of the Caldwell Ice Company. The Hazelwood Creamery of Portland started its Caldwell operation in 1909. When the Caldwell Ice Company’s plant burned down in 1912, Mr. Dutton sold the business to the Hazelwood Creamery. The new owners built another ice plant on the old location, and it burned down in 1922. This time the owners built the new plant out of bricks, rather than wood. In the late 1920s, Caldwell resident Della May Kiley, who ran a “boarding house” at 1028 Albany Street, was buying both ice and artesian drinking water from the plant. For most of three decades, her husband pushed a high-wheeled handcart to the ice works. There, several dozen widemouth Mason jars were filled with the


pure well water. Squares of waxed paper were placed over the tops and canning rings were screwed down to seal the jars, because Della felt the metal lids would “taste.” The iceman would then crack off a block of crystal clear ice sized to fit in a burlap bag. At home, the jars and ice blocks were buried in a bin of sawdust to “hold the cold.” Summer days would require at least two trips to the bin with an ice pick and a large enamel catch basin. The ice was chipped off and carried back to the house four use in iced tea and hand-cranked ice cream. Many families of the era, including Mrs. Kiley’s, had lost members to typhoid fever, which was thought to be transmitted in tainted drinking water. Della had watched her sister, grandparents and three cousins die

of the illness during an 1899 outbreak in Grangeville. The pure artesian water was more than just a business commodity. It was a much-prized secure necessity of life. Records indicate that the Caldwell Ice and Cold Storage Company forfeited its business license in 1969. Through the 1980s and 1990s, Scott’s Ice Company used the building for ice production. As commercially produced ice from major companies became readily available at grocery and convenience store chains, local ice production decreased. By 2001, there were no businesses listed at 321 or 323 Main Street. An empty lot and some piping remains, leaving little in the way of visual reminders of the booming “pure ice” business that resided there for many years.

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