June 2018 Caldwell Perspective

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CALDWELL LOSES A SON Pg.10 Jim Everett, C of I Co-President, applauds as David Douglass, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty, places an academic stole on Sylvia Hunt during the presentation of an honorary Doctorate degree of Humane Letters, together with all its rights, privileges, and responsibilities to her, during the May 19th graduation ceremony at the College of Idaho.

C of I Honorary Doctorate For Sylvia Hunt–Well Deserved! Who doesn’t recognize the name Sylvia Hunt? If you live in Caldwell, have ever had kids in our area schools, or attended any Caldwell Fine Arts Program at the College of Idaho, you probably know her name and how dedicated she has been to the Arts and the introduction of the Arts to the children in our area. She has been called, “the face and energy behind Caldwell Fine Arts since 1981.” She made sure to bring some of the programs and workshops to the schools when they were in town. Sylvia has also brought the “joy of music” to the thousands of kids to whom she has taught piano lessons. She puts 100% of her energy into any program in which she is involved. She made sure that performers who came to town were made to feel welcome, some with receptions, like Vincent Price, and others by finding homes within our community to house them during their stay in Caldwell. Sylvia has also made an impact on art within our community through her membership of the Indian Creek Revitalization Committee, which dressed up the Indian Creek area downtown with sculptures and ceramic arts along Indian Creek. I remember Sylvia selling little plastic ducks for a “Duck Race” fundraiser for Caldwell Fine Arts during some of the Indian Creek Festivals. Sylvia had early beginnings at the College of Idaho, graduating summa cum Laude in 1959. In

1961, her professor and mentor, Richard Skyrm, launched the Caldwell Fine Arts series with Sylvia being involved from the “get-go!” When Dick passed the baton, he passed it to Sylvia to continue as the series manager. She expanded the series and brought it to a height and a new level of service to our community and to the children of our community. Though she is no longer the series manager, she is still highly involved with Caldwell Fine Arts today. From her initial receiving of a music scholarship at the C of I way back in the 50s, Sylvia has given back to the College of Idaho and our community over and over again. She spent a decade as the President of the Treasure Valley Idaho Music Teachers Association, was chair of the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and continues to play the organ at Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, a service she has performed since 1955. What a small investment to have received such great benefits from such a wonderful human being. She has been recognized in 1981 with the C of I’s “Distinguished Alumni Award” and in 2009 she was awarded the Half-Century Society’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Laura Turner, current C of I’s Chair of the Board of Trustees, introduced Sylvia’s honorary degree and said, “If you were to ask which entity has benefitted more by the long-lasting relationship, Sylvia Hunt or The College of Idaho and the Caldwell Community,

the answer can be seen and heard all around in the artistic displays of Indian Creek and the continued offerings of Caldwell Fine Arts. It is, indeed, the communities that have benefitted greatly by the association. It may have been the C of I that helped enable Hunt for great things when she graduated from here in 1959, but it was Sylvia who put it all into practice and has tirelessly promoted the fine arts to southwestern Idaho ever since.” “I present Ms. Sylvia Hunt, 1959 C of I graduate who became the face and energy behind Caldwell Fine Arts since 1981, music teacher to thousands of students, organist at Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, proponent of the fine arts, Lifetime Achievement Award winner of the C of I’s HalfCentury Society, we are pleased to have you carry the name of The College of Idaho with you as an honorary degree recipient.” “In recognition of your lifetime of music education and promotion of the fine arts, your service to Caldwell Fine Arts since the 1960s, and your unwavering dedication to The C of I and the Caldwell community, The College of Idaho is pleased to bestow upon you its highest honor. In accordance with the decision of the College’s Board of Trustees, I confer upon you the honorary Doctorate degree of Humane Letters, together with all its rights, privileges, and responsibilities. Congratulations!”

Donovin Hapner Awarded the CFEO Todd Rutledge Exceptional Courage Award Donovin Hapner is awarded the CFEO Todd Rutledge Exceptional Courage award by CHS Counselor Cherie Staples “The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next”. (Mignon McLaughlin). This type of courage, Exceptional Courage, is the attribute of a very few; those who are serious about commitment, those who turn to faith not fear, those who dig deeply into their resources but recognize the critical need to also lean on others, those who give back even when there is precious little to give. It is that kind of courage that is honored by the Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity through the awarding of the “CFEO Todd Rutledge Exceptional Courage Award”

to a Caldwell High graduating senior. The son of Richard and Gay Rutledge, Todd graduated from Caldwell High School in 1971. He set his sights on a legal career, graduating from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland in 1981. He was a partner in the law firm of Boettcher, LaLonde, Kleweno, Rutledge, Jahn, and Holtmann in Vancouver, Washington. Todd found joy in life by giving someone a hand through his legal work or as a friend. Upon his death in 1988 from melanoma his family chose to offer a scholarship in his name to a student who doggedly, and with optimism, worked to overcome overwhelming obstacles and challenges as they sought to accomplish their goals, “No Matter the Challenge, No Matter the Cause.”

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This year’s scholarship recipient was Donovin Hapner. CHS counselor Scott Nelson recounts Donovin’s story: “Last Fall Donovin’s mother was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer. She passed away on Christmas Day 2017. While taking extra time off from school to help care for her needs, Donovin re-prioritized a Senior schedule that had him on track to earn 18 college credits. He still earned between 8 - 11 and has maintained his 4.06 GPA. He has demonstrated the exceptional courage required to persevere through hardship and excel. He is a young man who exemplifies humility and meekness strength in control.” In a tribute of support to Donovin,

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students at CHS stood as he received the exclusive award. In May CFEO awarded 48 scholarships, totaling nearly $50,000, to students at Caldwell and Canyon Springs High Schools.


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

EVERY MONDAY: 5:15 p.m. Meet Me Mondays, Caldwell Rec Center June 1: 6:00 PM Brave Hearts Night at Indian Creek Steakhouse June 6: 11:45 AM Agri-Business Committee Mtg, Stewarts Bar & Grill June 8: 8:30 AM Travel & Tourism Committee, Chamber Office June 9: 12 PM Relay For Life, Caldwell High School June 11: 12 PM Transportation Committee, Acapulco June 12: 11:15 Noonbreak Lunch, Simplot Dining Hall, C of I June 21: 12 PM Gov’t Affairs Committee, Golden Dragon June 27: 8 AM Coffee Connect, Salon Elevation June 29: 1 PM Ribbon Cutting, Crystal Canyon Family Dental June 29: 4:30 PM Ribbon Cutting, Stylist Salon Please plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak Luncheon, June 12th at 11:15 a.m., Simplot Dining Hall, C of I. Call the Chamber of Commerce to RSVP before June 8th. FATHER’S DAY


208-459-3242 Every Monday 10:30 AM; Baby N’ Me 11 AM: Baby N’ Me 4:30 PM: Gaming Mondays 6:15 PM: Tai Chi Every Tuesday 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime 4:30 PM: Hora De Cuentos Every Wednesday 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime 4:30 PM: Afterschool Fun Every Thursday 4 PM: Teen Thursday 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog. Every Friday 10 AM: Tai Chi June 2 12 PM: Caldwell Train Depot Open House 6:30 PM: Roller Derby, O’Connor Field House 7 PM: Rod Dyer singing at Orphan Annies. June 4 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room June 5 6:30 PM: Pottery Class for Adults, C of I, www.cofiFUN. com 6:30 PM: The “U” in Ukulele, Bring your own Ukulele. Want to try Ukulele but don’t own an instrument? Rentals are available from Dorsey Music in Nampa. June 6 3 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park

June 7 10 AM: Japanese Fish Painting for Kids and Adults, Ages 6+ (Parents should accompany their children), C of I, www.cofiFUN.com. June 8 7 PM: Jeannie Marie Singing at Orphan Annies. June 9 9 AM: Family Fun Day, Wittenberger Park, Fun for the whole family – Lots of events to choose from: Kids’ Fishing Derby, Junior Color Run, Sidewalk Family Chalk Art Contest, Archery, Nature Nook, YMCA Fun Zone, Bubble Balls, and so much more! 12 PM: Relay for Life of Canyon County, Caldwell High School. 7 PM: Rod Dyer singing at Orphan Annies. June 11 7 PM: Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency Meeting, CPD Community Room 10 AM: Spanish Camp for Kids, Ages 6-12, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 7th, www. cofiFUN.com. June 12 8 AM: Senior Tour - Southern Idaho City of Rocks National Reserve, $385 Per Person based on double occupancy, which includes transportation, lodging, boat trip, and most of the meals. Go to www. cityofcaldwell.org for more details.

10 AM: Spanish Camp for Kids, Ages 6-12, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 7th, www. cofiFUN.com. 6 PM: City Council Special Meeting – Budget Workshop, Street Department Conference Room. 6:30 PM: Pottery Class for Adults, C of I, www.cofiFUN. com, June 13 8 AM: Senior Tour - Southern Idaho City of Rocks National Reserve. 10 AM: Spanish Camp for Kids, Ages 6-12, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 7th, www. cofiFUN.com 3 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club: 5:30 PM-Dinner, 6 PM-Meeting @ Mr. V’s, 407 N. 10th Ave., Ray (208) 697-1357 June 14 8 AM: Senior Tour - Southern Idaho City of Rocks National Reserve. 10 AM: Spanish Camp for Kids, Ages 6-12, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 7th, www. cofiFUN.com 7 PM: Southwestern Idaho Birders Association (SIBA) program “How to Attract Hummingbirds to your Yard”, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (Corner of Indiana/Roosevelt, South of Hwy 55). June 15 8 AM: Senior Tour - Southern

Idaho City of Rocks National Reserve. 7 PM: Rod Dyer Singing at Orphan Annies. June 16 7 PM: Rod Dyer Singing at Orphan Annies. June 18 9 AM: Sessions 3 & 4 Swim Registration Begins, Caldwell City Pool. 9 AM: Splash Canyon, Vacation Bible School K-5, Caldwell Presbyterian Church. 10 AM: Pottery Camp for Kids, Ages 10-16, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 14th, www. cofiFUN.com 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room. June 19 9 AM: Splash Canyon, Vacation Bible School K-5, Caldwell Presbyterian Church. 10 AM: Pottery Camp for Kids, Ages 10-16, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 14th, www. cofiFUN.com 6 PM: City Council Special Meeting – Budget Workshop, Street Department Conference Room. June 20 9 AM: Splash Canyon, Vacation Bible School K-5, Caldwell Presbyterian Church. 10 AM: Pottery Camp for Kids, Ages 10-16, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 14th, www. cofiFUN.com 3 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park June 21 9 AM: Splash Canyon, Vacation Bible School K-5, Caldwell Presbyterian Church. 10 AM: Pottery Camp for

Kids, Ages 10-16, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 14th, www. cofiFUN.com June 22 9 AM: Splash Canyon, Vacation Bible School K-5, Caldwell Presbyterian Church. 10 AM: Pottery Camp for Kids, Ages 10-16, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 14th, www. cofiFUN.com 7 PM: Jeannie Marie Sining at Orphan Annies. June 23 7 PM: Rod Dyer Singing at Orphan Annies. June 25 9 AM: Detective Camp, Ages 10-15, C of I, www.cofiFUN. com 10 AM: Pottery Camp for Kids, Ages 10-16, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 14th, www. cofiFUN.com 7:30 PM: Caldwell Centennial Band Kick-Off Summer Concert, Caldwell Memorial Park, Bring your friends and bring your chair! FREE June 26 9 AM: Detective Camp, Ages 10-15, C of I, www.cofiFUN. com 10 AM: Pottery Camp for Kids, Ages 10-16, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 14th, www. cofiFUN.com 6:30 PM: Pottery Class for Adults, C of I, www.cofiFUN. com June 27 9 AM: Robotics Camp for Kids, Ages 8-11, C of I, www. cofiFUN.com 10 AM: Pottery Camp for Kids, Ages 10-16, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 14th, www. cofiFUN.com

3 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park June 28 9 AM: Robotics Camp for Kids, Ages 8-11, C of I, www. cofiFUN.com 10 AM: Pottery Camp for Kids, Ages 10-16, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 14th, www. cofiFUN.com June 29 10 AM: Pottery Camp for Kids, Ages 10-16, C of I, Reg. Deadline is June 14th, www. cofiFUN.com 7 PM: Jeannie Marie singing at Orphan Annies. June 30 Northwest Truck Fest, O’Connor Field House 10 AM: Caldwell Life Festival, Memorial Park. Martial Arts tournaments, vendors, food. Free and open to the public. All proceeds go to reopening Umas System School. 7 PM: Rod Dyer Singing at Orphan Annies.

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Caldwell Red Cross Volunteers Recognized For Saving Lives! Carole Munn, Carole Munn and Carole Munn. We cannot say it enough at the Caldwell Perspective, because she is amazing. Giving blood took a different, more personal meaning in 2004 when my little brother, Lonnie Dice, age 22 at the time, drove up above Sweet and Ola to third fork for a weekend of hunting. He set up camp with his buddies and as the sun went down and dinner finished cooking over the open fire, Lonnie got up out of his camping chair meandered and over to his truck to get his diabetic bag filled with the supplies he would need. The routine was; test his blood sugar, calculate the carbohydrates in the meal he would be eating, and inject himself with insulin. When reaching for his insulin he realized that he had forgotten his insulin pen. In a mad dash, he told his buddies what had happened and he and one of the guys jumped in the truck (not fastening their seatbelts) and down the mountain they drove. Just above Sweet on a windy narrow road, the edge of his truck wheel grabbed the soft shoulder of the road, ricocheting the single cab truck off an embankment. We don’t know how many times the truck rolled or when Lonnie was ejected. A retired paramedic found him. Monte Mckinney and his wife LeAnn were on their way home from an awards banquet celebrating his years of service. Off the road to the right the couple noticed headlights shining and, well aware of the country, knew that was not a destination. The couple revived my brother two times before Life Flight was there to transport him to the hospital. Those late night calls are paralyzing. Upon arriving at the hospital, a man and woman we didn’t know (Monte and LeAnn) met our family at the main entrance introduced themselves and shared the information that they had. At a briefing from the hospital medical staff we learned he had a traumatic brain injury, broken back and required blood transfusions. He was in surgery at the time and although we didn’t know it then he would need more in the future. He lay in a

comma for two months and when he did wake he had to learn to crawl, walk and feed himself all over again. His youngest son was a toddler at that time and takes credit for his dad doing so well at the crawling part. It is because of Carole Munn, Marlene Jacobsen, Shirley Conger, Nathelle Oates, Corky Weston, Janna Free, Jane Lemison, Lee Cowdery and volunteers like them all over the country that the ball is put into motion for communities to rally together at organized events that make giving blood more convenient. Giving blood is fast and simple, but to my family as we sat for months next to his bedside your blood was not a measly liter of blood it was a lifesaving gift! My family spent a lot of time together in that small room and we were humbled that people took the time out of their busy day to stop and give this priceless gift to my brother. On May 24th, The Annual Hometown Hero Awards Banquet was held at the Red Lion Riverside Hotel in Boise. At the Luncheon, 260 honorees, presenters and business people attended to watch as extraordinary people were recognized and awarded for their dedication to their hometowns. Among the winners were: the Boise Police, Boise Firefighters, and a Caldwell Nurse from West Valley Medical Center Disaster and Blood Services. Honorees were nominated Milon for recognition if they helped save lives (nine groups in all). The only blood service group to receive recognition was the Caldwell Committee. The Caldwell Committee organizes and provides a lifeline to many people with the 5 blood drawings it conducts each year. Under the direction of Carole Munn the ladies have totaled 169 years of volunteering. The collection total since 1985 is 14,000 units of blood. The number of patients helped with the blood collection since 1985 total is 40,000, but to me speaking for my family

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L to R: Nathelle Oates, Shirley Conger, Corky Weston, Carole Munn, Marlene Jacobsen.

of 5, my sister and her family, my mother and father, and my brother and his three children… the units collected help countless people including the one patient. Thank you, Carole, Shirley, Marlene, Nathelle, Corky, Janna, Jane and Lee for the lives that you help save.

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McDaniel’s 70th Birthday Celebration Milon’s Children invite you to join their friends and family in clebrating a great Father, educator, and community leader. Where: Mallard Park Date: Saturday June 9th (for an open house reception) Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM There will be desserts, and drinks to help ring in another decade for Dad. No Need to bring presents! Questions and RSVP can be sent to jem.mcm@gmail.com.

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Harmonic melodies and joyful voices resonated in downtown Caldwell as 50 third graders from Lincoln Elementary and College of Idaho percussionists and musicians played on outdoor instruments for the grand opening of the Indian Creek Musical Art Park on April 30th, amongst dignitaries and community members who gathered to celebrate the first of many ribbon cuttings as part of the revitalization of downtown Caldwell and Indian Creek Plaza. The musical art park,

featuring six interactive outdoor percussion instruments by Freenotes Harmony Park and sculptured art pieces, most especially a 16 ft metal feather designed by Danny Jones of Original Ironworks, was made possible by $50,000 from Together Treasure Valley. Additional support was received from Idaho Commission on the Arts, City of Caldwell, Destination Caldwell, and Pacific Steel. The park landscape honors local geological features, with boulders recovered from

Indian Creek to build the retaining wall, to the melon gravel from Celebration Park which were donated and relocated as park accents. Landscape architect, Christopher Hawkins of The Land Group, LLC, donated his time and expertise with the designing of the musical park and coordinated the installation of the retaining wall, which was an Eagle Scout project by Gabriel Babbel, assisted by members of Scout Troop #520. In attendance at the grand opening alongside Mayor

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as she is of that of our sponsors. It’s just refreshing to see her in action.” Cassity serves as a member of the Board of Directors for River Discovery, a non-profit organization that provides youth and adult cancer survivors with opportunities for outdoor adventures. She is also the South Idaho Retreat Leader/ Participant Coordinator for Casting for Recovery, a fly fishing retreat for women in all stages of breast cancer diagnosis. Cassity lives in Marsing with her husband Brock and their two children. They raise pigs, Scottish highlander cattle and chickens.

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Dinner celebratoin the day before Fill the Boot fundraiser launches Caldwell Fire Station 2. Left to Right: Dan Jacob, Brent Sillito, KC Zachary, Dan Garcia, Ritchie Wheaton, Marc Maiello, Autumn Hume (MDA)

We kicked off Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Fill The Boot by having a BBQ for an MDA family. We started this tradition many

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Right: The Caldwell Police Department and Fire Department came together to escort Landyn back to Wilson Elementary School to greet his classmates as he has been away getting his kidney transplant. Mayor Garret Nancolas Proclaimed today as Landyn Ozuna-Valdez Day! We are all so happy that he is doing so well and is back to his happy, “hulk” self! #familycaldwell Left: Caldwell Police and Fire Department at the College of Idaho women’s softball game honoring local first responders!!!

Tezianna Nunn, (second from left) a student at Greenleaf Friends Academy, presented her senior project on “The purpose of the police & understanding their roles” this afternoon. Her mentor, Sgt. Finley and Lt. Hoadley were in attendance for support as Tezianna spent months researching and preparing for her project alongside officers from the Caldwell Police Department. Great work and we here at CPD are very proud of your hard work and dedication.

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S o p h i a Strode Scott started bowling in 1952 and has won the Hall of Fame Award, as well as countless t r o p h i e s , plaques and pins. On May 17th she received a plaque for the Oldest Bowler from her Thursday night league and she is still bowling at the young age of 90! She has also taught hundreds of kids to bowl. Sophia received numerous towels at various tournaments some of which were used to make the quilt that she is holding, by her long-time friend, Lois Harwick.

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1. Indian Creek Plaza totals 43,560 square feet of entertainment space. That’s 11,151,360 pennies laid sideby-side! 2. There are approximately 14,000 bricks—including the bricks donated by you—on the Plaza. (P.S. there will be another opportunity to purchase bricks in the near future!) 3. Melon gravel, rounded basalt boulders that were left behind by the catastrophic Bonneville flood 15,000 years ago near Celebration Park, were used in the Plaza’s landscaping. 4. The Plaza has beautiful lighting that can display images and sponsor logos on the Plaza in the summer and on the ice ribbon in the winter! 5. The Plaza’s stage is 1,500 square feet and equipped with a retractable movie screen and state of the art speakers. 6. The splash pad has unique at-grade fountains that can reach up to 7 feet high and 10 feet in distance. 7. Footsteps away from the Plaza lives Caldwell’s new Indian Creek Musical Art Park. The beautiful metal sculptures make harmonious music together. Go play today! 8. The Plaza claims Idaho’s first, and the nation’s seventh, ice ribbon. Spokane and Chicago are two of the seven cities that also have an ice ribbon. 9. There are 4 miles of piping underneath the Plaza that transform it into an ice ribbon in the winter...but it all disappears for summer events—like magic! 10. Indian Creek Plaza will open in July!

RIBBON CUTTING AND BEACH PARTY Meet us at the Plaza Thursday, July 12, 2018, for our ribbon cutting and beach party celebration! The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with live music by Wayne White. Snacks, drinks, and libations will be available for purchase throughout the evening. The official ribbon cutting ceremony commences at 5:30 p.m. We’ll be recognizing and thanking the many people who made this communitychanging project possible. Immediately after the ribbon cutting stick around for a beach party on the Plaza and enjoy the tropical sounds of the Red Light Challenge Band. Then, help us kick off The Starlight Cinema Series with a showing of the movie “Moana” at dusk! Please bring low back chairs to enjoy the film without blocking your neighbors’ view! GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION SHOUT it from the rooftops, MARK your calendar, TELL your mom, INVITE your friends, and PUT a reminder on your phone for Saturday, July 14, 2018! For our grand opening celebration, PLAZA PALOOZA!, the Plaza will be the coolest place in the Treasure Valley, literally. The Plaza will be transformed into your summer oasis. Come play in our splash pads & fountains, wade into water games, and grab a cool, refreshing drink or a locally made frozen treat. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a palooza without phenomenal live music! Our evening lineup includes fresh mountain rock,

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groovy funk rock and classic and contemporary country rock. PLAZA PALOOZA! SCHEDULE 3-6 p.m.: Splash pads, fountains, and water activities on the Plaza 3-9 p.m. Live music, food, libations, and refreshments JUPITER HOLIDAY 3PM: Get your groove on with Jupiter Holiday, the Treasure Valley’s funk dance-rock fusion band! GREAT BAIT 5PM: Great Bait is a collection of multi-genre loving musicians from Idaho and beyond who create an unforgettable sound with their ‘Freedom Rock’ Americana. GRANT WEBB BAND 7PM HEADLINER Calling all country music lovers, the Grant Webb Band is Idaho’s homegrown, red dirt, southern rock and blues band.

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When 9-year-old Donavon became sick, his parents weren’t too worried. Kids get sick; it may have been a touch of the flu or some other bug. But when Donavan bounced back and then became sick again, they took him to the doctor. The diagnosis was as they had suspected, probably “just a touch of something going around” and they were sent home. The vomiting returned again, this time they were more concerned and took him to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in downtown Boise. The battery of tests were a process and the finding was 9 year old Donavon’s pancreas was failing and from that day forward for the rest of his life he would need insulin injections. A weeklong hospital stay prepared the family for a complete and scary life remodel. The inevitable questions and concerns; how will my child ever have a normal childhood, who will take care of him while he is out of our reach, will he be happy, were all very real questions upon which any parent would reflect. While on lunch break, Donavon’s Dad, Chris Holton was visited by a pediatric nurse and certified diabetes educator, Don Scott. Don shared a vast amount of knowledge and offered a glimpse of a normal life for his son back in Chris’s eyes. Don was the founder and director of Camp Hodia, a specialized camp for kids who relate to one another because they are all type 1 diabetic. Foods prepared for a quick dinner after work became a complex process. Measuring cups replaced serving spoons; carbohydrates were counted with no room for error. For every carbohydrate, Donovan needed “this” much protein to help carry the carbohydrates longer and lower the risk of low blood sugars symptoms of which were weakness, lightheadedness, dizziness and if it is too low possible seizures, loss of consciousness or death… oh but, make sure to monitor it closely because if it gets too high you run the risk of burning out your



kidneys, heart damage, vision and nerve problems. There were so many new things to learn. Don Scott taught Donavon to test his own blood sugars and how to operate the glucose monitor before leaving the hospital. Multiple times a day they poke their fingers and test their blood sugar to know how to be an artificial pancreas. Puberty, hormone changes and growth spurts change the game. It is often times frustrating, with middle of the night low blood sugars waking them in a panic, not feeling good, disoriented and shaky trying to coordinate your hands to open a sugary candy or try to pour cereal and milk into a bowl. The concept that makes sense is if you wake up at a certain time, eat the same meals at the same time your blood sugar should be pretty easy right? Wrong. Emotion, exercise, and stress are just a few of the things that can impact blood sugar. Cupcakes at a classroom birthday party or pizza at a spend the night can impact drastically and send a type 1 diabetic into erratic blood sugars. So as a parent of a young active boy, the struggle is real, but Donavon was a trooper and it was a matter of time before getting pump, a device similar to a beeper (remember what those are) hung from his belt loop constantly monitoring his blood sugar level, minimizing the number of times he had to prick his finger, and alleviating delays when play opportunities limited his testing. While Chris processed all the information and continued to learn about his son’s disease he and Don grew closer and Donavon began attending Camp Hodia. The camp was a tool for children to meet many other kids who also live with type 1 diabetes and it was not at the least uncomfortable to take a break from an activity and test his blood sugar and inject himself in the leg with insulin. The counselors at the camp were well trained and were able to speak to the kids to teach them about their condition and also show them they

could still do everything they did before it just required paying attention to what their bodies were telling them and what to do with the knowledge. The camp developed lifelong relationships. Sounds great doesn’t it? It is, but the camp is very expensive and a family dealing with the horrendous cost of hospitalization and treatment, the inevitable loss of wages, and travel expenses can sometimes be priced out. Diabetes management adds 2.3 times more expense for the continual healthcare than those who are not diabetic pay and that is not including other special dietary needs that are not prescribed. Chris could not imagine a child going through the events that they had experienced with his son and depriving a child from going to camp. Don had shared the information about Camp Hodia and mentioned that through fundraising he was dedicated to seeing that the camp would be full even if he had to go door to door for donations. In 2008, Chris and his fiancé Kim organized a fundraising event in their sub-division (Shenandoah) in Caldwell. They called it “Rock the Block”. Chris had managed bands and has a great sphere of influence with entertainers. Many were on board to help with the cause, local businesses donated raffle items and vendors set up booths donating their funds to Hodia.org. The first year, they raised $200. The 8th annual Rock the Block earned $2,800. Last year, the event was attended by 200 plus people and the grand total donated to Camp Hodia was $3,101.00, enough to send 6 six campers to summer camp or 12 to ski camp. Don Scott, passed away in a mountain climbing accident August 10, 2011 while hiking in Wyoming at age 63. He dedicated his life as nurse and educator to kids with type 1 diabetes and touched many lives from 1978 when he founded the non-profit Hodia, through today as his efforts are still making a difference. The 10th annual Rock the

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2017 Rock the Block Party

Block Party is scheduled for June 30th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Shenandoah Street in Caldwell. The event has proven true to trend, it will be bigger and better than ever. Talented musicians, food trucks, great vendors, relaxed family environment and activities for the kids. Chris and his friends and family would like to invite

the community to share in the fun. Thank you to the many businesses that have donated to the event. Bring your lawn chairs! Let’s send some kids to camp! If you want to learn more about the event as a vendor or donor feel free to visit the event facebook page, “Rock the Block 2018”.

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In 2004, Jim and Sharon Porter’s daughter, Rikki discovered an old popcorn machine in the church where her parents pastor, Caldwell United Methodist on Montana Avenue. She decided to provide the kids walking home from school popcorn and drinks. She cleaned up the machine and without realizing it started a program! When Arlene Robinett retired in 2012, she and 3 other ladies gladly continued the program. Every Tuesday, the ladies meet at the Caldwell Free Methodist Church, located at 3320 South Montana Avenue, with treats. They pop popcorn, make hot apple cider and hot chocolate. Each week, school kids to get out of school and head over to get an after school snack and enjoy the hospitality of the devoted group of women. The program has grown over the years and currently helps to curb the after school hunger pangs of over 200 kids. The last day serving for the school year, the kids had a special treat. Pizza, cookies, root beer floats and popcorn. The ladies have become friends with many of the children, even attending their extracurricular activities. Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your time providing such a sincere and caring gift to all these kids.

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West Valley Medical Center Auxiliary, Inc. Awards West Valley Medical Center Auxiliary, Inc, is pleased to announce the award of $10,000 to twelve students pursing medical educations. The Auxiliary Scholarship awards reception was held May 7th. Recipients were awarded scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $1,000. Recipients include (L – R) Madison McKenzie, Columbia High School; Rachel Wood, BYU Provo; Tanya Estrada, Caldwell High School; Jonah Babbel, Southern Utah University; Carlos Gomez, Vallivue High School; Kevin KJ Herbert, College of Idaho; Jacinda Buzzard, Boise State University, Susan Pett, Boise

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State University. Not pictured Reed Munson, Idaho State University, Rachel Buys, StevensHenager; Jacob Thatcher, Pacific Northwest University; Nicole Macaluso, St. Martin’s University. The West Valley Medical Center Auxiliary, Inc is a

non-profit organization that raises funds for healthcare scholarships through the Best Kept Secret gift shop located inside the hospital located at 1717 Arlington Avenue, Caldwell. Join us on Facebook at West Valley Medical Center Best Kept Secret Gift Shop.

Guardian ad Litem Swearing-in Ceremony

New Guardians Bring New Enthusiasm to Local Program

by Merrin Packer, Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager

On Friday, June 1st at 5:30pm at the Canyon County Juvenile Courthouse, the Third District Guardian ad Litem Program swore-in 17 new Guardians ad Litem ready to begin advocating for the abused and neglected children in their communities. This was the largest swearingin ceremony this program has had since its infancy, celebrating the largest class going through training which occurred in May

2018. The swearing-in was done by the Honorable Judge Courtnie Tucker, and each volunteer took the Guardian ad Litem oath. The volunteers brought their families to celebrate this milestone, and received their CASA pin, a commemorative plaque, and a certificate signed by the Judge, and the Executive Director of our program Christina Walker.

Better Early Than Late... First, I need to include a short recap of a previous story so that anyone who missed the story on Facebook will understand the significance of the event I want to share with you. A few weeks ago, my youngest of four, Audie age 9 had career day at school. That morning he popped out of his bedroom in his homemade scientist costume and what a handsome little scientist he was. So excited he exited the car when we pulled into the drop off zone at the schoolyard. My husband, Michael and I headed for the office and during the drive the phone rang. The voice on the other end told us that Audie would need his regular school uniform, because career day was actually the next day. Needless to say we had a very embarrassed little boy. He came out of the classroom with his coat on complete with hood over head. I tried to make up for it by bringing cupcakes to the class the next day. So, here we are back to current time, May 3rd. I woke up this morning excited for the College Sports Signing day. I put on a pair of jeans, my favorite purple College of Idaho shirt, my Montana State University ball cap and tennis shoes and headed to my first appointment, the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. We were meeting at the Starbuck’s, take pictures of community business people in their favorite college gear-showing support

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of higher education. Michael dropped me off at Starbuck’s I walked inside scanning the room for other’s wearing college insignia. “Boy I must be early,” I thought to myself. I paced back and forth across the room watching each person exit their vehicles. A little while later I ordered a green tea and continued to pace. Then, I had the pressing feeling to check my calendar. Yes, right there on my calendar the appointment was written, Friday, May 4th at 9 a.m., Education Committee, Starbucks. I went back to the home screen on my phone to notice the bold date and time that was perfectly centered, 9:15, Fri., May 3. Shoot I did it again! All week I had thought it was the following day. Instantly, the week just grew one day longer. The rest of the day, I had to distribute newspapers throughout the community at the city offices, local businesses and attend a Soroptimist board meeting. Several times throughout the day I shared that my purple shirt and hat were worn, as a reminder to other’s to wear their college gear the next day; the right day. I didn’t have the heart to ask Michael to pick me up; instead I had a beautiful walk to the office. You miss so much of the beauty while driving down Cleveland past the well-manicured lawns, gardens, and homes. I also had many wonderful people who have become great friends, honk and wave. I sure reminded a lot of people!

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The city of Caldwell celebrated Star Wars Day, May 4th, a little differently than the rest of the country. The Education Committee for the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce decided to make May 4th a celebration of education and initiated College Signing Day for the community. “It is really about giving the community a platform to be excited about higher education, in any form,” said Kaitlin Brookshire, Director of Treasure Valley Community College Caldwell Center. Businesses in Caldwell were encouraged to display yellow signs about College Signing Day, display a message on their reader boards, and wear college gear on May 4th to show support. “I was really excited to be a part of an initiative that unites education and businesses in our community,” said Virginia Godina, Branch Manager of First Interstate Bank Caldwell. “It was a fun way to thank businesses for being a part of the Caldwell Chamber and give a little extra exposure

to the importance of education or training after high school.” The small committee had their first taste of a community College Signing Day and they were pleasantly surprised with the number of supporters for the first time. “This will be an annual event and we were excited to be the ones to lead the way for Caldwell College Signing Day,” explained Lauren Tassos, Managing Director, Development & Community Relations with Teach For America. “We were able to see what worked and what needs to be improved for next year and we’re all excited to see the growth.” Go On rates for high school seniors are frequently discussed as unacceptable, but the Education Committee wants to battle those statistics head on and show how exciting education can be. “We are a small committee, but we are passionate, and I think that shows,” said Rebecca Wilhite, Director of

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Special Programs with College of Idaho. The group described their morning blitz as a mobile celebration taking photos with businesses that took part in the event and posting fun photos on social media. “It is amazing how much we have accomplished by just meeting for one hour a month and our blitz was a great way to share our excitement,” Wilhite continued. The committee is made up of a diverse group of Chamber members, but really anyone interested in Education in Caldwell is welcome to join. “It’s pretty impressive to see people from real estate, banks, newspapers, Department of Labor, and those in K-12 and higher education join together to complete important community initiatives like College Signing Day,” said Stephanie Rohrdanz, Realtor with Silvercreek Realty Group. The next meeting is scheduled June 5th at 1:30 located at the College of Idaho.

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William Luke Moore was born in Cascade, Idaho on February 25th, 1923 to Luke Lewis Moore and Gertrude Kerby, brother to Mary Elizabeth Moore (Van Patten) and Barbara Jane Moore (Mathisen) and later to Katherine Moore (Strawn). He was raised and attended school until his freshman year in Emmett, Idaho. When his mother passed away in 1938, he was sent to Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee for three years, graduating in 1941. Having completed years of ROTC at the Military Academy and six weeks of summer camp at Fort Lewis he was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry and called to duty at Camp Forrest Tennessee in June 1942. He was subsequently assigned to Fort Custer, Michigan, Camp Maxey, Texas and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Reassigned to the 42nd Infantry Division at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, he was then transferred overseas through Camp Mead, Maryland to join the 9th Infantry Division in Normandy, France. He was assigned as an Aide de Camp to Brigadier General Hammond D. Birks. Bill served in England, France, Belgium and Germany, participating in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge where he earned the Silver Star, and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps in Germany. He remained with General Birks when the General was assigned to command the separation center at Camp Beak, California from which Bill was separated from military service in April 1946. Back home after the war, Bill attended San Jose State College majoring in business and then returned to Caldwell to work for the Idaho Department Store chain his father had helped found. He started as a sales associate, became a department head, store manager and ultimately a member of the Board of Directors until his retirement in 1980. He was Director of Development at the College of Idaho from

1970 to 1973 and longtime member of the Boone M e m o r i a l Presbyterian Church, the El Korah Shrine, Idaho Freemasons, R o t a r y International, SCORE and the Canyon County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse. His military WM Moore service, which Buyer he rarely spoke about, was an important chapter of his life but Bill’s real story began in the summer of 1946 in McCall when his cousin, Mary Anne Pasley (Kennevick) introduced him to a beautiful friend, Mary May (Mitzi) Gates, from Beverly Hills. In a seemingly unlikely outcome which has become an integral piece of family lore and the source of much laughter, the two fell in love and married on January 28th, 1948 in the Stanford Chapel. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in January 2018. Their love story was truly epic, producing four children - Gertrude Louise (1950), Brian Luke (1952) (Debbie Moore), Mary Lynn (1954) (Salem Hassan) and Steven Gates (1959) (Helen Moore); eight grandchildren (Ben, Michael, Robert, Alia, Amani, Samia, Briana and Kyle) and four great grandchildren (Sam, Sophie, Keylee, Wyatt). Bill was a man of honor and integrity, a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, a true friend to many from all walks of life. He was a “champion of the spirit” who believed that people could always improve, no


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...AND CALDWELL LOST A SON...Bill Moore. matter what their circumstances, and he was always there to lend a hand to that end. While his passing will leave an enormous hole in our lives, his essence has become an integral part of, who we are and what we have become and thus we are comforted in the idea that he will always be with us in our hearts. The family is grateful for the exemplary care provided by the staff of Touchmark and in particular that of Mrs. Debbie Duvall, who was at his side several days a week for many years. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Idaho Youth Ranch. A memorial service to celebrate Bill’s life was held on May 20th at the Coeur d’Alene room at Touchmark in Meridian. A private burial, the following day at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell on May 21st at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be shared with the family at www. dakanfuneralchapel. com.

Back Row L to R: Bill Moore, Terry Scott, Milon McDaniel, Joe McCary Front Row L to R: Jerry Conger, Jerry Bauman

Bill Moore and fellow Rotarians working at Rotary’s David Johnson Memorial Christmas Eve Blood Drive. Bill Moore was a member of Caldwell Rotary Club for many many years and was the club’s president during the 1970-1971 year. He participated in many community service projects during his time in Rotary.

Rotarian Bill Moore ringing the bell for the Caldwell Salvation Army during the holiday season during their “kettle” drive. Bill Moore was a member of Caldwell Rotary Club for many many years and was the club’s president during the 1970-1971 year. He participated in many community service projects during his time in Rotary.

L to R: Bill Moore, Guenther Tiebel and Joe McCary during a Rotary Meeting.

L to R: Gene Gunderson, Bob Jenkins, Bill Moore and Patti Syme working at Rotary’s David Johnson Memorial Christmas Eve Blood Drive. Bill Moore was a member of Caldwell Rotary Club for many years and was the club’s president during the 19701971 year. He participated in many community service projects during his time in Rotary.


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John Deere tractors manufactured from the late 1930s to the early ‘50s were equipped with engines with two horizontal cylinders. When they were running they made a “Putt!, Putt!, Putt!” sound. About 1950, John Deere added electric starters to their tractors. Prior to that, you had to start the machines by hand. To fire up a John Deere, you first opened the petcocks located on opposite sides of the engine. This relieved the pressure inside the cylinders, making the pistons move more easily while starting. Next you set the choke lever on the left side of the engine about half way open. Then you opened the hand throttle up on the steering column just a little bit. Third you checked to make sure the tractor transmission was in neutral. The reason for this will be obvious shortly. When all was ready, the tractor operator took a position next to the left side of the engine, just in front of the rear axle and grabbed a cast metal flywheel nearly two feet across. There were finger grips cast into the back side of the flywheel so you could get a good grip. Then you gave the flywheel several counter clockwise spins and if the planets were properly aligned and the temperature was in a reasonable range the tractor would start putting. Then you closed the cylinder petcocks and were good to go. As noted earlier, it was important to make sure the transmission was in neutral before trying to start a John Deere. Otherwise, when the engine fired, the tractor could start moving and the left rear wheel could putt, putt right over you. It was also a good idea not to be wearing loose fitting clothing because one of the many exposed moving engine parts could grab a shirt sleeve and ruin your year. If OSHA had been around in those days, it is unlikely the tractor would have ever been built. Of course the same could be said about most mechanical stuff from that era. Our neighbor, Elmer Jensen, had a John Deere A – the company’s big model. There were two fuel tanks on the tractor. A small one held gasoline. I believe the larger tank on Jensen’s tractor contained stove oil. You started the engine with the more volatile gasoline and once it was running, you turned a valve to switch to less expensive fuel. Once the engine was running I think it would run on just about anything combustible. Because it only had two cylinders, the John Deere’s “Putt! Putt! Putt! could be heard over the engines of Allis-Chalmers, Case, Farmall, Ford and Oliver tractors working in nearby fields. On a quiet day, a John Deere pulling a heavy load generated a Pow!, Pow! Pow! sound that carried several miles. Back in the day, hand-starting a John Deere was sort of a rite of passage. I was in my early teens before I could start an A Model. When I finally did, I felt like I had entered adulthood.



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Simplot Credit Union Members Donate To Ronald McDonald House

Each year, for the past three years, Simplot Employees Credit Union has offered a December Skip-a -Pay program in which members of the credit union can donate $25 to Ronald McDonald House Charities and skip their December loan payment. This year the members of Simplot ECU donated a total of $5,700 through this program as well as through RMH cookbook and candy bar sales. The program has been so successful in raising funds for this important charity that the credit union is offering skip-a-pay in June as well. The check presentation was held in the Debbie McDonald Auditorium in the new JR Simplot Co. World Headquarters in Boise in front of JR Simplot Co employees and Company

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Board members. Ronald McDonald House helps keep families together and close to the medical care their children need. Since 1988, the Idaho Ronald McDonald House has been keeping families together – giving them a place to rest and refresh. And while the Ronald McDonald House may not be able to make the medicine taste better or erase the pain of a muchneeded treatment, they can help lessen the burden for hundreds of families each and every year. The JR Simplot Co, Simplot family, and their many Photo: Garrett Lofto, new CEO at JR Simplot Co and Ronald McDonald House Board member.; Val Brooks, employees have been CEO Simplot Employees Credit Union; Mindy Plumlee, Executive Director at Ronald McDonald House Idaho; integral in raising money for Ellie Pharis, Development Director Ronald McDonald House Idaho; Amy Ellis, Operations Manager Simplot Employees CU; David Hiatt, Loan Manager Simplot Employees CU. the creation, and ongoing support of, the Ronald McDonald House in Boise. around the nation and the wonderful House built community of people and Families from Caldwell, world have been served at and sustained by a caring businesses. other cities in Idaho, all

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Annual Healthgrades evaluation places them among top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for the 2nd year in a row West Valley Medical Center once again received the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ according to Healthgrades®. West Valley is the only facility in the state of Idaho to achieve this award. The distinction places them in the top 10 percent nationwide for the second year in a row and acknowledges how effectively patients are protected from serious and potentially preventable complications during their stay at the hospital. “This recognition is a testament to our absolute commitment to patient

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Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Welcomes 4th Floor Cafe Caldwell Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the 4th Floor Cafe, located on the 4th floor of the West Valley Medical Group Physicians’ building, 1906 Fairview Ave., Suite 450. Bob, Nanci Canary and family provide a variety of homemade breakfast, lunch and don’t forget the goodies and gourmet coffee. 4th Floor Cafe is a unique venue to Caldwell. The Cafe is a source of income to fund the non-profit also housed at the location, Basics Inc. The Non-profit focuses on teaching culinary arts to everyday people similar to home economics in school. Classes are scheduled to begin in June

and will be posted at www.4floorcafe. com. In addition to the education piece the commercial kitchen serves as a food hub or incubator for local growers and people in the community who wish to produce a marketable product. Nancy, Executive Director of Basics found her inspiration as a child watching her stay at home mother of seven children, prepare meals for family gatherings and church socials. Sometimes the family gathering was even her

own although she was known as the best kept secret in San Diego and other families would ask her to plan and prepare their family events. One time a month, Nanci’s mother would prepare a meal from another country and the family would

Caldwell Meats Then...Rick’s Caldwell Meats Now

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Caldwell Meats, now under new ownership! Rick and Lisa are not new faces to Caldwell, rather new business owners in Caldwell and Chamber of Commerce members. Rick graduated from Middleton High School in 1992 and Lisa is a Caldwell High School graduate, class of 1990. The two began dating while Rick was employed at Simplot Meats as a meat cutter and became Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Martinez in 1998. After the closing of the Simplot Meat processing plant a position in the meat department became available and Rick was employed by Winco Foods where he earned his Journeyman Meat Cutter license. A journeyman meat cutter is a trained professional in all areas of meat handling and the different cuts of meat. After an animal is butchered, the processing of the meat can make a difference in the flavor, texture, safety and method with which you need to prepare the cut of meat. A journeyman Meat Cutter, is required to work 7,500 hours in the trade learning from a chief journeyman meat cutter. After 15 years working for Winco, Rick took a seasonal position with the State of Idaho Agricultural Department. In the off-season Rick helped his friend, the previous owner of Caldwell Meats and after two seasons, he and Lisa were approached by the former owners/ friends about purchasing the business from them. Rick and Lisa were hesitant since their son is in his freshman year in High School and daughter a freshman at Idaho State University, Rick and Lisa were finally able to do some travelling. They continued to discuss purchasing the business and on November 1st they held

the keys to their own building and business in Caldwell. The business has proven to be a good decision and their ideas and additions to the business have been beneficial to Caldwell. The store is filled with a great selection of beef, pork, chicken, seafood, homemade chorizo, carne asada, sausage, jerky and fresh local farm eggs from Grandmas. If they don’t have it in the display cooler, it is easy to place a custom order. Rick’s Caldwell Meats, is dedicated to selling a fresh USDA Choice or higher, an all-natural, no hormone selection to the community. The most popular choices are the meat bundles featuring a variety of meats and cuts. Need suggestions on how to prepare a specific meat? Stop in to see Rick or Lisa, they are always happy to help. While you are at Rick’s Caldwell Meats, don’t forget to get a snow cone from Marissa while she is home from ISU for the summer. Happy grilling!

learn about the culture of that country. One time, while Nanci’s dad was away on business her mother prepared a long long table covered with dishes of food from all over the world. Nanci continued her own research on food going to school and becoming a nutritionist. The classes that will be taught at the 4th Floor Cafe, through Basics Inc. will teach preparation, but will not stop there. You will learn compare and prepare. You will learn nutritional information from a licensed nutritionist, whole

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food cooking basics and techniques and meet others in the community who also share in the passion for the art of cooking. Who knows, you may be the next culinary entrepreneur to schedule time in the commercial kitchen at 4th Floor Cafe creating the new product on a shelf in our supermarket. 4th Floor Cafe is an inviting space with a gorgeous view, kid friendly space, game boards to use while at the restaurant and relaxed setting to order an inexpensive meal and contribute to a non-profit improving the lives of others all at the same time. Welcome Bob and Nanci.

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Janet Arrasmith (Stevens Henager College), Rachel Blanton (Southwest District Health), Kaitlin Brookshire (Treasure Valley Community College), Heather Culp (Lifeways), Alisa Gulley (Caldwell Police Dept), Renee Hukill (Columbia Bank), Lisa Meholichick (Caxton printing), Miguel Lopez (Best Bath Intelligent Designs), Kate Stanfield (Idaho Independent Bank), Tamara McKnight (Caldwell Chamber of Commerce), Cristian Ivan Hernandez (Idaho Central Credit Union), Virginia Godina (First Interstate Bank), Kristie Williams (St. Likes Pediatrics), Abbey Morrison (Saint Alphonsus Medical Group), Christen Wise (St. Likes Health Systems).

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Be prepared this month. The farmer’s market will have a variety of produce including lettuce, kale, cabbage, beets, carrots. Local Artisans, include beeswax candles, jewelry, soap and lotion, laser cut metal, and decorative gourds. Loads of baked goods are available as well as Ready-to-Eat Foods, mustard honey pesto and more. The market takes place every Wednesday evening from 3 until 7, EBT and debit cards are welcome. Thank you to our sponsor DL Evans Bank and the city of Caldwell.


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University of Idaho Free Entrepreneurship Workshops


by Raquel Nuñez, University of Idaho Extension, Canyon County Extension

An entrepreneur is a person who takes the risk to start and run a business. Entrepreneurs discover and create new products and services and bring them to the market. Have you ever been interested in owning your own business but don’t know how to get started? Do you see a need or service in your community that you would like to address? The University of Idaho Extension will be offering two, FREE 6-week entrepreneurship workshops on the essential elements of starting and running your own business. The workshops will be offered in English and Spanish and will be located at the Boise Linen Building (Thursdays, June 14-July 19 from 6-8 pm) and the Nampa Hispanic Cultural Center (Saturdays, June 16-July 21 from 10 am12 pm). Light refreshments will be offered and participation prizes will be available. During the 6-week workshops, you will get the opportunity to create your own business plan, share your story, obtain valuable feedback from other first-time business owners, and leave with the tools and skills needed to be a leading entrepreneur. The University of Idaho Extension focuses on educating our local communities through programs

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that are adapted to serve you when and where it is most convenient. This summer’s Entrepreneurship Workshops will be geared towards women but will be open to anyone who would like to learn more about becoming an entrepreneur. Workshops will focus on writing your own business plan, learning how to use a balance sheet, finding sources of funding, understand how to identify legal structures of a business, developing an “elevator pitch” about your business idea, and many more concepts that are essential for a successful business. Aside from acquiring this vast amount of information, you will also have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs from which you can share your business ideas, receive feedback, and learn of the methods that others are using to start their own business as well! If you are interested in participating in either of the 6-week workshops, contact the Canyon County Extension Office at (208) 459-6003.

As the weather and water warms, the crappies awaken. The crappie bite is on! This time of year it is not unusual to catch a five gallon bucket or a cooler full of crappies. But alas, what do you do with all of those fillets? Here are a couple of recipes.

Sam’s Crappie Chowder

The amount of ingredients are dependent on how much you want to make but, the ratios I use are as follows: 4 strips of chopped bacon 1 bowl of chopped fillets 2 bowls of diced potatoes 1 bowl each of diced celery, carrots, onions and mushrooms First, fry the bacon and when crispy, add the chopped fillets and mushrooms. When done, add the potatoes, onions, celery, and carrots. Add enough water to cover and boil until vegetables are soft. Thicken with 1-2 cups of milk and Wondra flour. Add salt, pepper, and celery salt to your taste and you are ready to go.

Book Review by Amy Perry A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

Louise Penny has won a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award for her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Novels. She lives in a small village south of Montreal. A Great Reckoning is the twelfth book in the Gamache series, at this time there are two more in the series. Penny is an accomplished author

with a significant number of books under her belt. A Great Reckoning is set in the village of Three Pines and the police academy. After a significant injury, Gamache is considering the direction of his career. Nothing more can be told about this book without giving spoilers for the first eleven books in the series. Penny’s mysteries are mysteries rather than suspense/thrillers. The endings are fore shadowed nicely, but still surprising. Characters are well developed, likeable, consistent. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys 1621 Idaho Ave. Caldwell mysteries, but also, just a good story.

Crappie Fish Tacos

I hope you enjoy these like we do.

Dip crappie fillets in an egg and milk mixture. Bread crappie with your favorite breading mix. Fry until crispy. Take a soft or hard shelled tortilla and add either chopped lettuce or cabbage. Add the cooked fillet(s). Add sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, or mango salsa and grated cheese as desired.


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On Thursday, June 14, at 7 PM at Deer Flat Refuge Visitor Center, Cheryl Huizinga will present a program on ways to attract hummingbirds to your yard. She will showcase several plants that she has used in the past to attract those little flying gems to her yard. She will also show the different hummers that can be found in SW Idaho. Cheryl is a Caldwell, Idaho native

and a longtime member of the Southwestern Idaho Birders Association (SIBA). She has been an avid birder for 16 years and has traveled to multiple areas of the USA to see birds and even journeyed to several different countries. But birding in Idaho and her own backyard are her favorite places. SIBA meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 PM and are held at the Deer Flat NWR Visitor Center at 13751 Upper Embankment Rd. in Nampa. The entrance is at the corner of Roosevelt

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Ave. and Indiana Ave. All are welcome to all of the SIBA meetings which last about 1 1/2 hrs. with a refreshment time following the meeting.



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FLAT ALEX VISITS CALDWELL Story and photos by Leora Summers


Best Seller Book Review by Michelle Ross

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni

This is another one of my and how they Flat Alec came to visit my house in Caldwell to learn more about our city of 50,000. favorite releases of 2018! impact both the His “Papa Sam” took him around our area to show him some of the cool things about When Sam Hill is born, the bully and the our community and Gramma took so he could share them with his 3rd grade class at Washington School in Boise. His class was assigned to learn about different communities doctors and nurses have bullied. Dugoni’s and to find out what made them unique by making their “Flat” person to give to a friend or no words. His mother does: book is touching family member and having that person take that Flat person to places in their community Extraordinary. Sam is born with without being and take pictures of them at those special places. optical albinism, a condition saccharine and Here are some of the things Flat Alec learned while visiting Caldwell. He learned that that gives him red eyes. While the characters, Caldwell has some pretty cool places for kids to learn and play. First he went to Mallard everyone else is speechless, while flawed, Park by Lake Lowell with his papa and his little sister. He learned that Mallard Park is one of Caldwell’s his mom becomes his are relatable to readers. The newest and a most amazing park for kids to run and play. It has a great play structure with slides, ladders, lifelong champion, reminding Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell a treasure hunt, an elevator, a fish eye view and other fun and creative activity stations incorporated him always that he can do is a book that creates a space into it. There are also swings for babies, bigger kids and really cool swings for bigger kids and folks with anything he wants and that for conversation and begs for special needs. The park also has golf Frisbee around its large property, an amphitheater area, a winding being different is a blessing, discussion with your fellow asphalt trails for biking and walking and sheltered picnic places around it. Then we all went downtown to see what treasures we could find there. On the way, we passed Caldwell not a curse. Being different readers. “I’ve accepted it, Mom. I’ve Memorial Park and the Fairview Golf Course. We parked in the Treasure Valley Community College’s though does not make his life easy, especially coming up accepted who I am. Okay? parking lot. He learned that Caldwell not only has this great little community college, that it also has a nationally acclaimed college, our College of Idaho, and that the C of I has a great football and basketball through the private Catholic I’m not a kid who’s going to program. Earlier he even went to the Purple fundraiser that helped fund school system, but his and get picked to play kickball, or his best friend Ernie (also an to be the lead in the school the athletic programs at the C of I. Once we crossed over one of the Indian Creek foot bridges he found a outsider as the only African- play. I’m not going to be most amazing piece of metal artwork that was almost 16 feet tall where American kid at school) create invited to parties or be chosen the metal artist was putting on some finishing touches. He met the artist a bond that follows them into class valedictorian. I’m not. and had his picture taken with him. The artist told him that it took him adulthood. Sam’s childhood And I’m okay with that.” It about 3 straight months to create this amazing artsy feather and that he bully resurfaces later in life, sounded convincing, though I created it in his shop and that his shop ceiling was about 16 feet high, creating a series of difficult wasn’t okay with it. It hurt like so his art piece is just something over 15 feet tall. choices and once again hell, rejection. And the pain He left the artist and to the right, he found the most amazing musical changing the path of his life. lingered like an open wound Flat Alec went across a bridge by art park that was newly completed and dedicated a few short weeks With bullying being such a that, just as it started healing, TVCC over Indian Creek on his way top-topic in schools and the was ripped open again.” – The to the Indian Creek Musical Art Park. ago. On Mother’s Day, Flat Alec went back to that park with his family to show his creator, Alec Aburusa, and his family the park for themselves media, this book creates a Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell so they could enjoy it. When it came time to leave, his little sister (3 years old) threw a tantrum that lasted narrative that explores the by Robert Dugoni a few miles down the road on their way home to Boise. That is a really fun park! wounds of such behavior Papa then took Flat Alec to the Indian Creek Plaza and showed him the area where the plaza was being built and told him of the wonderful things that will soon be happening there once it is completed. Promises were made to take the real Alec and his brother and sister there in the summer to enjoy the splash pads and in the winter to learn to ice skate. Flat Alec then went on to see the Idaho Veterans Garden on Belmont Street where he met Dan Pugmire, the Garden Manager. He learned what veterans were and about how the Garden was a place of honoring our veterans for their service and a place of healing for them and their families. Upon leaving the Garden, he stopped at United Metals and saw the crushed cars that were recycled there by their owners. Now he found out where his dad took their car when their family had their car Father’s Day Eve Dinner recycled and understood what happened to it. Saturday June 16th After leaving United Metals, he saw the Casa Valdez building where tortillas are made in Caldwell once 5:00 or 6:30 only, Call early for Reservations again since family members decided to reopen the business after business owner José Valdez retired New York Steak or Chicken Fried Cod this past year. Close to Casa Valdez, he saw the Darigold building and now knows where some of that $18.95 Per Person milk and ice cream he sees on the store shelves comes from. He also stopped by the construction site of OPEN 6 AM - 3 PM MONDAY-SATURDAY our upcoming Reel movie theater with 11 screens that will be showing first run movies soon. 208-453-1146 • 21513 Main St, Greenleaf Later on our tour, Flat Alec passed the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall, and learned that Caldwell had another wonderful place for our area veterans to go for services. And just a little further down the road, he saw the spectacular Cruzen-Murray Library, the newest addition to the College of Idaho campus. What an amazing site to see when exiting off the Franklin exit and coming down to Blaine Street into Caldwell. All in all, I was refreshed and Flat Alec Indian Creek Musical Art amazed by all the happenings in Park Caption: Flat Alec was in awe In conjunction with Idaho Free Fishing Day! our town through the eyes of Flat of all the fun musical art instruments for the kids and adults of our Alec. We have a lot to be excited community to enjoy when they visit Where: Rotary Park & Whittenberger Park in Caldwell. about and now the kids at Boise’s our downtown. Parks are ‘next door’ to each other; accesss is from Centennial Washington School will soon be Way, across from the Chicago Street intersection. hearing about it and want to come our way for fun and excitement this coming summer and throughout the year. We are truly blessed and don’t think for a minute that we have nothing to brag about!



9-11 am–Check in and registration (maps will be available at check in/registration) 9:30 am-12 pm–Activities, Activities, Activities • Fishing Derby at Rotary Park Ponds • Archery with Archery Central at Archery Range • Chalk Contest near parking lot at Whittenberger Park • Kid’s Zone Activities in Whittenberger Park YMCA Fun Zone, Relays, Games, Obstacle Course Face Painting, Nature Nook and MORE! 10-11:15 am–Check in for the Color Run around Rotary Pond • 11:30 am: First Group Start • 11:45 am: Second Group Start This is a family event; prizes for youth 17 and under 12:00 pm–Free Lunch and AWARDS! 1 pm–Canyon Bike Project and Bike Rodeo 1:00 pm–Canyon Bike Project

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June 2018

First Annual Special O’s Bowler of the Year

by Chantele Hensel

Division 1: L to R: first place, Loren Whittacker; second place, Tina Schneider; third place, Mark Burrows.

Participants of the Special Olympics League.

This year, Caldwell Bowl began a Special Olympic bowling league. Secretary of the league, Gretchen McGee organized the event and each week the participants competed for bowler of the week.

Going forward to compete for bowler of the year. Gretchen divided the league into 2 divisions based on most pins over average and on May 5th, Caldwell Bowl hosted the first annual bowler of the

year tournament. The winner was presented plaques and are already signing up for the next special Olympic bowling league that will begin again in September. Division 2: L to R: first place, Hunter Green; 2nd place, Anna Icke; third place, Becky Woodhead

Rotary Scholarship Winners Announced and Honored

by Leora Summers

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Photo L to R: Scholarship Chair/Barry Fujishin, Technical-Trade Scholarship/Joseph Ineck, Academic Scholarship/Macee Carpenter, Academic Scholarship/Ivan Escobedo, Club President/Brian Baughman

Caldwell Rotary Scholarship recipients were recognized during our May 9th regular Rotary meeting. Joseph Ineck of Marsing High School was awarded our Caldwell Rotary Club Technical/Trade Scholarship. He is the son of Jason and Kelly Ineck. He plans to attend TVCC to earn his certification in welding and mechanics. Macee Carpenter of Notus High School was awarded a $1,000.00 Caldwell Rotary Academic Scholarship. She is the daughter of Scott and Jennifer Carpenter. She plans to attend the College of Idaho and to become an elementary school teacher. Ivan Escobedo was awarded a $1,000.00 Caldwell Rotary Club Academic Scholarship. He is the son of Alfredo and Horalia Escobedo. He plans to attend Idaho State University and to major in chemistry and biology and to then apply to medical school and hopes to become a family physician. Congratulations to all our worthy recipients and their parents!

Caldwell Rotary Club Welcomes by Leora Summers Denny Smith!

Photo L to R: Caldwell Rotary President Brian Baughman (left) inducted newest member Denny Smith (center) with Bob Haunschild (Denny’s sponsor) by his side during the May 23rd regular Caldwell Rotary meeting.

Denny lives in Caldwell and is the CEO or the Longevity Health Foundation. His classification is Education-Health. He wanted to join Caldwell Rotary Club to be a member of a service club so he could unite with others in efforts to give back to help people in his community and world. Congratulations Denny and welcome to Caldwell Rotary Club!

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Volunteering For Better Health Are you looking to stay healthy this summer? Volunteering makes a large impact in the lives of others. It also helps you by giving back! Harvard Medical School reports that volunteering reduces stress and actually increases brain functioning. Volunteer activities get you moving and thinking at the same time. This is especially true for older adults. The Corporation for National and Community Service found significant, positive relationships between volunteering and lower levels of depression. In a study by United Health Group, 94 percent of people who volunteered in the last twelve months said that volunteering improved their mood. If you want to experience the “happiness effect” start

by volunteering! Helping others has the exact same effect as a good workout! All that dopamine being released makes your brain happy! The more you volunteer, the happier you will be! Not only will you be giving back to the great community we live in, you will also meet new friends and help create change! If you are interested in finding out how you can volunteer with AAFV please contact Colleen, Community Relations Coordinator, at colleen@ aafvhope.org or (208) 459-6330, ext. 123. The first step in volunteering with AAFV is attending one of our informative HOPE Luncheons. Please visit our website, www. aafvhope.org, for more information on how to RSVP.

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DEAR ONES This is a line my (73 yearold) mother said to me the other day, while she was issuing a gentle warning not to fall into the trap of letting your life get smaller as you get older. She was talking about how frustrating she finds it that – somewhere around the age of 50 or 60 – she watched as so many of her peers stopped making goals and long-term plans for adventure and exploration in their lives. Instead they began shutting down, and making their lives smaller, and their minds smaller, too. She got so weary of listening to them making self-deprecating jokes about how old they were, and how much their bodies hurt, and how bad their hearing and eyesight was getting…She felt they had surrendered to age far, far, far too soon. My mom said, “Nothing is more frustrating to me than listening to people who are still vital saying, “Well at our age, you have to be careful…”

No. She begs to differ. As you get older, there is no more time to be careful, and no more REASON to be careful – at least as my mom sees it. Instead, this is time to seize as much life and joy and adventure and learning and novelty as you possibly can. As my mom said, “I hate seeing people slide themselves into the grave far before their time. Death will come when it comes – but it’s crazy to sit around waiting for it. If you’re not dead yet, you’re not dead yet.” My mom thinks that everyone should have a fiveyear plan for their lives, and also a ten-year plan, and a twenty-year plan – and that every few years you have to revisit your plans to see if your goals and aspirations have changed…and that you should never stop making these plans, even as you age. (Especially as you age!) She has shared with me the travel she wants to do in the next 29 years, and work she wants to finish, the projects she wants to begin,

Anonymous the cultures she wants to explore, the people she wants to enjoy, her fitness goals… It’s inspiring. I have heard people speak of their lives as if they were finished at 30, done at 40, washed up at 50, too late to start over at 60, no more chances at 70… But are you still here? Then you aren’t done yet. Don’t make your life smaller as the years pass. If it’s time to start over, then it’s time to start over. If you aren’t where you planned to be, then it’s time to make a new plan. Today, I ask you all to share the most inspiring stories you know (from your own life, or the lives of others) about people who refused to be done yet, because they aren’t dead yet. Rise up, everyone, and keep rising. We are still here. There is much to be done and enjoyed. Let’s go. ONWARD.



by Rebecca Barr, BBB

It’s summertime in Idaho which usually means it’s time to pack up the car and head out for some fun in the sun! Whether you’re heading up to McCall or over to Twin Falls, you’ll likely be heading to the gas pump before hitting the open road. Most of us pull up, jump out and swipe our card without even thinking twice; but is that card reader safe or could that quick insert cost you? You may have heard of the skimming con. Skimming occurs when scammers insert a device onto an ATM, gas pump or another terminal that copies your payment information as you swipe your credit or debit card. Scammers succeeded with this tactic for a while, but skimmers don’t work for cards with newer chip technology. Better Business Bureau has found that with technology advancing, scammers are coming up with new ways to get your money or information. Con artists’ new way to steal payment information is called “shimming.” Scammers insert a shim —a paper-thin, card-sized device with an embedded microchip and flash storage —into the slot where you enter the chip side of your credit or debit card. When you insert your card at a gas pump, ATM, or another card reader, it copies and saves your payment information. Then, scammers return with a special card that collects the stolen information, such as your PIN and card number.

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They use this information to make purchases with your account information. According to the National Association for Convenience Stores over 29 million customers pay for fuel with a credit or debit card. When shimming occurs at a gas station, it usually takes place at only one pump. A single compromised pump can capture data from 30 to 100 cards per day. So how do we prevent being a victim of this scam? Those at creditcards.com say some gas station credit card skimming victims have, in hindsight, remembered that the card reader had “a weird feeling like the slot had been tampered with.” The Better Business Bureau suggests if the reader seems to have a tighter than normal grip on your card, there could be a shim inside. You may want to cancel your transaction and notify the business. Also, if possible try using tap and go features on your credit card instead of inserting your card. It’s also a best practice to pay with a credit card, as it’s easier to dispute fraudulent charges.

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June 2018

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representative to participate in a roundtable luncheon with staff from the Caldwell and Vallivue School Districts. The focus of the roundtable luncheons was on how to continue to increase collaboration between educators and industry through opportunities such as field trips, guest speakers, job shadows, registered apprenticeships, internships, and industry participation on advisory committees. The goal of this collaboration is to ensure that students coming out of the CNA and welding programs in both districts are well qualified to enter the workforce in the healthcare and manufacturing industry. The feedback from students, educators, and industry representatives was very positive. This event was only possible due to the willingness of individuals from the healthcare and manufacturing industries to share their valuable time and insights with students and educators in both school districts. Pictures and a list of industry participants are included below. Healthcare Industry Royal Jensen (Cascadi), Jodi Kelly (Cascadia),

Katie Kimble (Community Partnership of Idaho), Bibiana Nerty (Community Partnership of Idaho), Barb Hatcher (Progressive Nursing), Lynne Ward (Progressive Nursing), Mark Gould-(Medical Staffing Network Healthcare), Abigail Murray (West Valley Medical Center), Teresa Artechevarria (Heart N Home), Marshall Johnson (Heart N Home), Christina Froude (Terry Reilly Health Services), Jennifer Ross (Home Helpers), Beverly Lemons (Caldwell Care Center). Manufacturing Industry Mike Gipson (MGM Targets), Jim Bottorf (SS Products), Christian Questad (SS Products), Dave Organ (R&H Machine Inc.), Brock McGarrah (R&H Machine Inc.), Jesse Harrington (Reyco Systems), Tiffany Englar (Southwest Idaho Manufacturing Association), Ken Torgenson (Rule Steel), Dave Ney (Rule Steel), Mike Crawford (Rule Steel), Dustin Todd (AG Equipment), Rick Long (Norco), Don Hensman (Gayle Manufacturing), Nate McKnight (Darigold).

Chivalry Among Our Young Men Is Not Lost

I want to say thank you to the Boy Scout Troop 255 in Middleton and Advanced Master Gardener Mary Van De Bogart for their hard work preparing for the Boy Scout Troop Annual Plant Sale the weekend before Mother’s Day. This year the event was held on May 12th. I arrived right at 8 a.m. at the scheduled time of opening and I was glad I did, people were already making their way through the many tables.

I was happy to see that the tables were still full and under the tables were boxes to replace sold items. So many beautiful plants to choose from and varieties of vegetables, herbs and every color of flower (both annual and perennial). Mary was so helpful explaining the differences between the varieties. The boy scouts, (such gentlemen!) generously carried boxes behind the customers and assisted any way possible. Each year the Boy Scout Troop 255 scouts start

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The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Education Committee working in collaboration with the Caldwell School District and the Vallivue School District hosted visits to the local high schools by representatives from the healthcare industry on April 5th and from the manufacturing industry on April 12th. The visits included an opportunity for the industry representatives to see the CNA programs at Caldwell High and Ridgevue High and the welding programs at Caldwell High and Vallivue High. During the classroom visits, there was time for a Q&A session with students where the industry representatives had an opportunity to discuss what they were looking for in future employees including both technical skills and soft skills. There was also an opportunity on both days for the industry

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In my prehigh school neighborhood there were three families where the patriarchs of those families did a little fishing together. There was my Dad Gordon McCormick my best friends Dad Henry Pilote and Ray Fragapane. Ray had a cabin off Lick Creek road on Payette Lake, Hank Pilote had a boat. Ray always had this mystical connection to Lake Trout or commonly called Mackinaw or Mack’s. “Come on up to the cabin” Ray would say “lets catch some Mack’s.” Though several attempts were made not one Mackinaw ever surrendered to their offerings. It became kind of a joke when someone mentioned Mackinaw fishing. Along in the eighties I decided I would take up the mantel of catching a Mackinaw and assuage my parents and friends of their fishing short comings. I knew to catch Mack’s you had to get deep, I tried leaded line with no success Payette Lake gave up one 16-inch Mack. I needed a better game plan. I changed boats and got down riggers. With a little research Flathead lake near Kalispell Montana became my destination showdown with a Mack. Being the pilgrim that I was I strolled into a hardware store in Big Fork Montana. I tried to be aloof, but the owner saw right through me seeing my Idaho Plates. “Need a Mackinaw fix” he quipped “uh huh” “I’ll fix you


by Dave McCormick

up sport”,” Okay.” So, I walked out of that store with dodgers, hoochies, cut bait and local advice, feeling slightly violated but still smiling. Wayfarers State Park is minutes away from Big Fork. Within an hour armed with new weapons my wife and I were in the water with the downriggers. We dropped the baits to seventy feet, my first hookup was 34 inches, we caught several fish that were double digits. Nut cracked. When you have the confidence that what you are doing will be successful, it’s much easier to fish in a less productive environment. Payette Lake comes to mind. Mother’s Day was a calendar event for three or four years, my brother-in-law Mert Pratt and I would fish that weekend, on our best day we hooked seven and landed five. We are both still married, good wives. Karen, my wife, caught a 34 incher from Stanley Lake, which for a few years was a good producer. But around 2010 the bountiful years abruptly ended. There are theories, over fishing seems to be the most reasonable, also declining numbers of Kokanee, a favorite food source for Mack’s. I mentioned dodgers and hoochies with cut bait, a Wordens U20 flat fish is also a proven fish catcher. Put a little anise or fish scent on it before you send it down. Don’t believe the naysayers that Mack’s don’t fight, the first run can be a smoker. I have had two break me off, using 14lb. extra tough trilene, same line I use for Steelhead. So, go catch a Lake Trout - all that is needed is some proper equipment, and a tenacious attitude. Good Luck.

June 2018

Dirt Perspective

I’ve often wondered if anyone out there in reader land was benefiting from what I was writing or enjoyed the columns. Recently I received a hand written letter from a reader clear out in Montana. She wrote thanking me for my columns and mentioned she try’s to do my tips but unfortunately she couldn’t follow my spring start up tips because there was still plenty of snow on the ground. Well Montana, I hope the snow is gone by now, you’ll just have to reread that spring time prep column again. Thanks for letting me know you enjoy the column. My friend Rik asked me a question he other day, he had some bare root boysenberry starts that he started indoors and recently planted outdoors. He thought he didn’t transplant them right and was worried he killed them. This brought up all sorts of tips for him and now you. Whenever you are taking plants from indoors to the outdoors, you have to gradually help them climatize and adapt to the change. Do this by placing them in the shade and out of hot winds. Your house has a very steady climate, but the outdoors can change in an instant. For example today’s temperature was 89* but by early evening the temperature had dropped 20 degrees and it’s was starting to hail. In the greenhouse business we had what’s called cold frames where

by Pat King

in early s p r i n g we’d take our plant starts. This was to help acclimate and control their growth so they didn’t get leggy. If your plants do look a little stressed after being transplanted just shade them a bit while they adapt, it should only take few days unless they are bigger. Once I transplanted a big Japanese Maple but it didn’t like where it went, harsh hot winds and more sun than it wanted. I had to build a huge shade tent around it for the summer, but now it’s doing fine and it was worth protecting; it’s gorgeous now. Now some garden hints. If you want lots of peppers of any kind it is well the few extra dollars to get a bigger more mature plant because it can take up to a hundred days to start producing peppers. Your vegetable plants are feeding you so feed them often, like mulch and compost and low nitrogen fertilizers, about every two weeks and more often as it gets hot. Water regularly increasing as it gets hotter. And weed the beds for Pete’s sake. You want good tasting food be good to the soil. See you next time. Pat