March 2018 Caldwell Perspective

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Edition 39 l March 2018


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THERESA HARDIN HONORED Pg.8 MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS BY A 3RD GRADER Pg.14 L to R: Mayor Nancolas, Leora Summers and Dr. Samuel Summers, awarded a lifetime community of Caldwell achievement award

Annual State of the City Address

by Tammy Dittenber

Many of Caldwell’s most active community builders were in attendance when Mayor Garret Nancolas gave his annual State of the City address at Jewett Auditorium, on the College of Idaho campus, on Tuesday, February 26. Brian Baughman, with Hartwell Corporation introduced the Mayor, who spent roughly an hour


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talking about the exciting things that are, at long last, happening in Caldwell. Years and in some cases decades, of planning and work are paying off with a revitalization of the downtown core, new businesses clamoring for space at the industrial park near the airport, and infrastructure improvements. The Plaza will open this Spring, The Bird Stop will reopen as a full service restaurant, Indian Creek Steakhouse is expanding, a sushi restaurant is opening on

Main Street, The Flying M Coffee House is opening soon, and other businesses are being courted by Destination Caldwell staff. The new movie theater will open with eleven screens, and new parking lots are out for bid at the current time. The bridge on Tenth street near Arthur is set to be replaced, with a walking path under the roadway, so the full Indian creek can be enjoyed by those who desire to access the downtown area from east of Tenth Avenue. Mayor Nancolas talked

about the planning, and replanning, the obstacles and impediments over the years, but said without the hard work and foresight of the Urban Renewal Tax Increment Financing district, most of what has transpired to improve Caldwell, would not have been possible. A lifetime community of Caldwell achievement award was given to Doctor Sam and Leora Summers for their decades of work in many endeavors. Although Dr. Sam has retired from practice, he continues to sit

on numerous boards and commissions and Leora continues to step in to assist with many worthwhile community events. Mayor Nancolas spoke of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council and their dedication to improving Caldwell for young people, by serving and leading. The current Council leader, Breanna Boutee, spoke and it was evident the youth of our community are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but lead today with strong voices and hearts for service.

Some twenty-odd years ago, two young adults and their three young children left Ukraine to move to a foreign land. They struggled for many years but worked hard and soon found themselves raising 8 beautiful children in the United States of America. The 7th child was Angela Matlashevsky, a black sheep who was often found with her head in the clouds and doodling on anything she could get her hands on. Though she had a love for all things drawn and colored it wouldn’t be until

many years later that her true talent and passion would shine through. While still in middle school Angela drew a picture of a cat that a classmate paid one dollar for. The proud owner of the picture showed it off to the other kids in school and they in turn approached Angela with their own requests for pictures of their pets and beloved television characters. That same year Angela participated in a school paper-mache exhibit. The exhibit was organized by grade and,

though she was only a 6th grader, Angela’s teacher felt that her paper-mache dragon was so exceptional that it was entered into the 8th grade exhibit as the life-sized, paper-mache wizard’s pet. Years later as a freshman in high school, Angela and her art class were given an assignment to use their initials to create a unique drawing. The project was done on etch board and, though it only took her one afternoon to complete, Angela’s teacher approached her to buy

the piece to use as an example for other classes. She sold it for $10. Angela was so encouraged by the act that the thought of school no longer excited her; she couldn’t wait to do more with her talent. After completing the 10th grade she quit school, earned her G.E.D. and went to work at the Caldwell Public Library where she was paid to create a poster and paint windows for the summer reading program. For the next two years she honed Continued on page 5

Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center • 459-0132 Every Monday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit and Fall 1 PM: Line Dancing 7 PM: Square Dance Every Tuesday 9 AM: Art Group (ex. 3/19) 1 PM: Pinochle 4:30 PM: Bingo Every Wednesday 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Every Thursday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit and Fall Every Friday 1 PM: Bingo 6 PM: Community Dance

Library • 459-3242 Every Monday (ex. 3/12) 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 March 2 10 AM-2PM: AARP TaxAide, Caldwell Train Depot, 701 Main Street.

March 2 (continued) 5:30-7:30 PM: Craft & Conversation, Rubaiyat. 7-11 PM: Jeannie Marie Singing at Orphan Annies’s. March 3 9:30-11:30 AM: Fish Fossils, From SW Idaho & SE Oregon, College of Idaho. 459-5227. 10 AM-6 PM: Gem & Mineral Show, O’Connor Field House. 2 PM: Pokemon Club, Library. 1:30-3:30 PM: Succor Creek Fossil Flora: Evidence of Previous Climate Change, www. 459-5227. 7-11 PM: Rod Dyer Singing at Orphan Annies’s. March 4 9:30-11:30 AM: Fish Fossils, From SW Idaho & SE Oregon, College of Idaho. 459-5227. 10 AM-5 PM: Gem & Mineral Show, O’Connor Field House. 1:30-3:30 AM: Succor Creek Fossil Flora: Evidence of Previous Climate Change, www. 459-5227. March 5 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room. March 6 6:30 PM: Crochet for Beginners, Library. 6-8 PM: Roots and Branches: Genealogy for Beginners, C of I www. 459-5227.

Calendar of Events

March 7 7 PM: Coloring Club, Library. March 8 10 AM-2 PM: AARP TaxAide, Caldwell Train Depot. 2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read, Library. 6-8 PM: Field Guide to Buddhist Images, College of Idaho. www.cofiFUN. com 459-5227. 6:30-9:30 PM: CSI: Behind the Scenes, College of Idaho. 459-5227. 7 PM: Visit with NewberyHonor Winning Author, Gary Schmidt, Library. 7 PM: Southwest Idaho Birding Association Meeting, Deer Flat NWR Visitor Center at 13751 Upper Embankment Rd., Nampa. Enter at corner of Roosevelt and Indiana. March 9 5 PM-9 PM: 67th Annual Quaker Village Auction, Greenleaf Friends Academy. 6 PM: Readings followed by special hour with wine & snacks, Rubaiyat. 7-11 PM: Jeannie Marie Singing at Orphan Annies’s. March 10 7:30 AM-9 PM: 67th Annual Quaker Village Auction, Greenleaf Friends Academy. 11 AM-1 PM: 2nd Annual Pioneer Party, Library. 7-11 PM: Rod Dyer Singing at Orphan Annies’s.

March 2018 March 11 Daylight Savings: Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour! March 12 8 AM-8 PM: Canyon County Elections. 7 PM: Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 5th Avenue. March 13 2 PM: Drop-In Computer Clinic, Library. 8 AM-8 PM: Canyon County Elections.

March 14 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club Dinner, 6 PM-Meeting, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S. 21st Ave., Ray (208) 6971357. March 15 10 AM-2 PM: AARP TaxAide, Caldwell Train Depot. 4 PM: Teen Science Café: Electronic Brain, Library. 6 PM: Caldwell Public Library Board Meeting, Library. Continued on page 3

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.

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2nd - Ribbon Cutting - Sherwin Williams 12-1 PM, Caldwell, Idaho 5th - Transportation Committee - Stewarts Bar & Grill, 12-1 PM 6th - Education Committee - Sterry Board Room, College of Idaho, 3rd Floor 1:30-2:30 PM 7th - Agri-Business Committee - Stewart’s Bar & Grill, 11:45 AM-1 PM 7th - Government Affairs - conference call 12-1 PM with Sentators and Legislative Representatives of District 10 & 11. To participate call 208-455-5327 when beepoing begins, dial 7934 followed by the * key. 13th - Noonbreak Luncheon - Sponsored by: Education Committee 11:15 AM-1 PM at Simplot Dining Hall, The College of Idaho 15th - Business After Hours - Lenity Senior Living, 4:30-6:30 PM 28th - Coffee Connect - Centennial Baptist Church, 8-9:30 AM

We have opportunities for our community members & businesses to help make all of our fabulous events reality. Contact the Chamber office at (208) 459-7493

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by Mike Condrack, Assistant Director, Caldwell Family History Center Left: Experienced Family History consultants can help you find your ancestors and share their family stories. Below: All you need to start your family tree is a free pedigree chart and a pen or pencil.

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Do you want to learn how to find your family’s roots? Do you enjoy sharing your family stories? If so, Family Discovery Day 2018, sponsored by the Caldwell Family History Center, can help you to discover and celebrate your family heritage. Family Discovery Day 2018 will be held Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Learn how to use free public and church records to find your ancestors and share their stories. 3015 S. Kimball Avenue, The event is open to the can learn how to organize your family’s public (ages 12 and older). Admission is history records using new, free family free. history tools and techniques. Whether Family history consultants will help you are an experienced genealogist or you find your ancestors and add them just starting your family history work you to a free family tree with “memories”— will leave with valuable information and photos, documents and audio or video tools to help you discover and connect recordings—and share what you find with your ancestors. with family members and friends. You


Calendar Continued from page 2 March 15 (continued) 6:30 PM: Read Me Treasure Valley: Film Screening & Discussion, Library. 6:30-8:30 PM: Card Making: For All Occasions, College of Idaho. www. 459-5227. 6:30-9:30 PM: CSI: Behind the Scenes, College of Idaho. 459-5227. March 16 6 PM: Book Club featuring Northwest Authors, Rubaiyat. 7-11 PM: Jeannie Marie Singing at Orphan Annies’s March 17 Happy St. Patricks Day 2 PM: Family Afternoon Movie: Coco, Library. 7-11 PM: Rod Dyer Singing at Orphan Annie’s March 18 8 AM: Vintage Motorcycle Show, O’Connor Field House. March 19 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room. March 20 1st Day of Spring 2 PM: Homeschool Book Club, Library.

6:30 PM: Author Visit: Sandy Kershner, Library. March 22 7 PM: Raising Backyard Chickens, Library 10 AM-2 PM: AARP TaxAide, Caldwell Train Depo. March 23 7-11 PM: Jeannie Marie Singing at Orphan Annies’s March 24 7-11 PM: Rod Dyer Singing at Orphan Annies’s March 25 Palm Sunday March 28 7 PM: Eat Well, Age Well, Library. March 29 10 AM-2 PM: AARP TaxAide, Caldwell Train Depo. 6 PM: Drop-In Computer Clinic, Library. March 30 Good Friday 7-11 PM: Jeannie Marie Singing at Orphan Annie’s March 31 Passover 6:30 PM-9:30 PM: Roller Derby, O’Connor Field House. 7-11 PM: Rod Dyer Singing at Orphan Annies’s April 1 Easter April Fools Day

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A newly formed partnership between the Idaho Veterans Garden and the University of Idaho extension, Oregon State University and the Idaho Master Gardeners bring hands on community training and instruction for your gardening questions and objectives. Each Thursday at 6 p.m. a class will be held at the Idaho Veterans Garden, 305 W. Belmont St., Caldwell. If the weather does not allow for the class to take place outdoors the class will commence

in the Idaho Room at the Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn Street. Classes are brought to the community at no cost to the participant, but does require registration. To register or for more information, please call 208-459-6003. March 1: Gardening for cool/warm season (succession planting). March 8: Seed starting March 15: Spring weed management March 22: Irrigation system design (focusing on drip)

St. Luke’s Health System 2018 (CHIF) Grants

Several nonprofit organizations in Canyon County received financial grants from St. Luke’s Health System. Nearly 20 organizations in Nampa and Caldwell were given $81,000 in funding as part of St. Luke’s annual Community Health Improvement Fund (CHIF) grants for 2018. The grants will support a variety of health-related programs and events, including after-school activities for youth and increased access to domestic violence services. Nonprofits and programs in Nampa and Caldwell that received funding from St. Luke’s include: Caldwell nonprofit organizations selected: Advocates Against Family Violence-Prevention Education Program Caldwell School District-Access to mental and behavior health at Sacajawea Elementary Canyon County Community Clinic-Quality Health care Community Council of Idaho-Idaho Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Parent Engagement Metro Community Services-Transportation services Southwest District Health-Community Open House Witco – Fundraiser and Let’s Get Healthy Now!

Free Special Needs Climbing Events Return; Idaho, Washington, California

McCall, Idaho based Courageous Kids Climbing announced their climbing schedule for 2018. The organization has in the past four years conducted over two dozen climbing events in which over 300 people have participated. Courageous Kids Climbing is an organization that provides free opportunities for people between the ages of 3-months and 103-years with special needs, physical or developmental, to experience the various forms of rock climbing at events held throughout Idaho, Washington and California. Jeff Riechmann of Courageous Kids Climbing said, “It has been very exciting to see the interest in our climbing opportunities for people with special needs grow. We are looking forward to visiting all of the sites this season.” Climbing has proven to be very beneficial for children with special needs. For the child with developmental challenges, it helps them to practice focusing, enhance hand-eye coordination and challenges their problemsolving skills. For the child with physical challenges, it takes them from a horizontal world and lets them experience the vertical world. The organization travels with a variety of special harnesses and lifting devices that enables them to share the climbing experience with those kids who have physical challenges. Local emergency responders are invited to participate in the events as it has been found that the events are an excellent opportunity for emergency responders to fine tune their rope rescue skills while learning how to better accommodate people with special needs. Participants with verbalization issues are encouraged to ask emergency responders for a tour of their vehicle.

Events are planned for: May 19, 2018 – Camp Pinewood - McCall, ID. 10:00 am until noon. This will be our 3rd annual event in the outdoor boulder field at Camp Pinewood, next to the Payette River. We also set up a slackline for this event. It is held RAIN OR SHINE! May 20, 2018 - Wings Center - Boise, ID. 10:00 am until noon. This is our 4th visit to Wings Center! It is one of our more popular events with the kids. In addition to the “usual” climbing walls, the facility also has climbing walls built out of old tires; a cargo net for climbing and a rope ladder. July 21, 2018 – We once again are returning for our 3rd annual event at the YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir, near Cascade, Idaho for climbing on their climbing tower and rope confidence course. This event happens RAIN OR SHINE! It will run from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Thank you to Get It Dunn for sponsoring this event. Assuming that he is not out fighting a forest fire, Smoky the Bear will be joining us. Cascade Fire Department will also be supporting us. Be sure and check the signs in Cascade, as several of the local businesses post messages for the courageous climbers! September 8, 2018 – A return trip to Boise finds us climbing at the Downtown YMCA from 10:00 am until noon. This is a return engagement for this facility just down the street from the State Capitol. We might even have an A-10 pilot

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show up to support the kids. Those individuals who would like to volunteer to help at the events should contact Riechmann. In addition to organizing climbing events, Courageous Kids Climbing also visits schools and other public events, setting up their slacklines and teaching the children about balance while having fun. Events are planned for Crimson Point Elementary in Kuna, Idaho on April 13 and Our Savior Lutheran Church in McCall Idaho on July 22. The organization also supports the Courageous Kids Scholarship Funds at the University of Idaho and University of Antelope Valley. The organization is also working with the Children’s Therapy Place in Boise, to develop a continuing education class for physical and occupational therapists on how to use a climbing wall as part of a therapy program. Courageous Kids Climbing maintains its non-profit status by being a member of the McCall Community Improvement Corporation. Pre-registration is required so that event organizers can insure that they have the appropriate equipment on hand to accommodate each and every child that participates. To sign up your child with special needs or to volunteer for the event, send Riechmann an e-mail at jeffriechmann@ or visit Courageous Kids Climbing on Facebook for more information.


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The Blue Bird and the Miracles of Hanukkah

Angela Matlashevsky painting the logo of the Rubiayat at the Rubiayat Book Store downtown Caldwell-a dragon.

her craft and researched various art fields that she could go into, all the while shelving children’s books and drawing inspiration from all the different illustrating styles. This caught her attention and she began to see that her style of art did, in fact, have a place: she would become an illustrator. Angela was 20 when she published her first book, Dear Fiona, and it was then that her family decided maybe, just maybe, she wasn’t just a dreamer after all. After publishing her first book, Angela’s little sister was inspired to write a novel and asked for help with the publishing process. Research made it obvious to Angela why more people did not “self-publish”; the process was tedious and involved a lot of work and dedication. So Angela founded Little Authors SelfPublishing, a company dedicated to coaching authors who wanted to publish their works themselves. With the help of their website, Facebook and Twitter, and the Caldwell Farmer’s Market, Angela began connecting with other individuals who sought her help. It was at the Farmer’s Market were an older woman approached Angela’s booth, filled with an assortment of paintings, drawings and books, and was inspired by a painting

Library poster painted by Angela Talk About Bullies and Bake-Offs

Dragon painting–completed.

in the booth enough to ask Angela to illustrate her now published story The Blue Bird and the Miracles of Hanukkah. Angela Matlashevsky’s next two books would be the first of a series: “Talk About Holmes and Watson”, a Sherlock Holmes spin-off that takes place in high school where young detectives solve nonmurder related crimes. The first two books in the series are titled “Talk About Artists and Aliens” and “Talk About Bullies and Bake-Offs” and are written for 9 to 12 yearolds. Today, Angela is a 21-year-old young lady who is a full-time author and illustrator. She is proud to be a starving artist, becoming so involved in her work she has to drag herself away from her passion to have a bite of food. She sells her books and personal

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art locally at The Rubiayat book store in downtown Caldwell, as well as on her website and Etsy page. As downtown Caldwell develops she hopes to have an upstairs studio/ gallery with a view of her much loved city. Angela’s dream is to have her pieces noticed by someone great and to be recognized as a successful young artist but, for now, she spends her

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easel to paint a picture worth a thousand words.



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After 17 years of working at CPD Corporal Ed Adams called it quits and retired. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to the City of Caldwell.

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Riley’s Cop Corner

Sharon Rowley is retiring after 25 years of working at the Caldwell Police Department; her last day was February 21, 2018. Sharon is an amazing person, and will be missed.

by Devin Riley,

New hire hopefuls getting ready to run the 300 meter sprint. Over 60 people applied to become a police officer with Caldwell Police. Good luck to all, and thanks for applying.

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Detective Crystal Giambo was awarded the Exchange Club officer of the year.

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Say hi to Dawn Cardoza CPD’s newest Animal Control Officer. Dawn comes to us from Yolo County California where she previously worked as an animal control officer. Welcome Dawn!

THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO ATTEND A SEVERE WEATHER TRAINING WORKSHOP IN CANYON COUNTY When: 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 10th Where: Canyon County Public Meeting Room, 111 N 11th Ave., in Caldwell, ID The community is invited to attend a Severe Weather Spotter Training Workshop co-sponsored by Canyon and Ada County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service (NWS). The

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fundamental in helping the NWS protect lives and property. Forecasts are often based on observer data, and even warnings for severe weather have been issued based on information received from trained volunteer spotters, cooperative observers and/or relayed by a HAM operator. For more information about the NWS spotter program, please see our local office Web page at http://www. or our national severe weather awareness Web page at om/severeweather/index. shtml Please bring a friend, relative or other interested weather enthusiasts. We look forward to seeing you at the training session. If you have questions, please call Jay Briedenbach, NOAA, NWS (208) 3349860, Myla Jeffries, Ada County Office of Emergency Management (208) 577-4750, or Lt. David Schorzman, Canyon County Office of Emergency Management (208) 454-7271.

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Y.C.O.P.S. Shares a Message of Love and Support for Youth On Valentine’s Day, the Caldwell Police Department presented the first of an ongoing series of seminars entitled The Caldwell Police Dept. Presents: Y.C.O.P.S., which stands for YMCA Community Oriented Police Seminars. In partnership with the Caldwell Family YMCA, Caldwell Police officers host 45-minute questionand-answer sessions that are free to the public. The Caldwell PD invited Det. Rod Hutton, School Resource Officer for Jefferson Middle School, to share his expertise on February’s topic of bullying. This first seminar was extremely informative, with Officer Hutton answering audience questions about both cyber and in-person bullying. Attendees learned how the school counselors, resource officers, and law enforcement investigate acts of bullying and work

with the victims. Hutton also provided information about social media sites that are commonly used to commit cyber bullying and offered suggestions for parents who wish to stay vigilant of their children’s online activities. Hutton concluded the seminar by presenting suggestions and resources for parents to help their children, information about how kids can support their peers who may be victims of bullying, and what the community can do to reach out and offer love and support. For those who were unable to attend the first seminar session, Hutton will be leading a second session about bullying on Feb. 28 at 7:30pm. All are encouraged to attend and learn about the role . Seminars are offered at the Caldwell Family YMCA (3720 S. Indiana Ave. in Caldwell) twice per month on 2nd Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and 4th

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Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. In March, the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition has been invited to share about web crimes and how to protect youth from online predators. April’s topic will involve Identity Theft and Financial Scams. For questions or more information about the Y.C.O.P.S. seminars, please contact Amanda Schmierer with the Caldwell YMCA at (208) 454-9622 or Cpl. Rich Pelkey with the Caldwell Police at (208) 455-4607. Please Note: CPD officers are not at liberty to discuss active or ongoing open cases. Because of the family-friendly nature of these sessions, we ask that all attendees please observe and practice the YMCA Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility while in the facility. The YMCA is a Tobacco-, Drug- and Weapons-Free Facility.

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Theresa Hardin Honored

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For five consecutive years Pastor Tony VanManen and the church team at Centennial Baptist have held an event to show their appreciation for our public servants followed by what the Church has dedicated as service week. Good Works week is held the week of Valentine’s Day and comes to a close with the ceremony to award community public servants with a plaque and recognition. The serving week is a time that is designated with specific unconditional giving sometimes of material items and others by the giving of their time, but always of the heart. The event is a lesson to the next generation to respect and to pray for our public officials as they serve our community and beyond. This year during the Good

Works week they had a pay it forward day in which they were to pay for someone else gas, food or coffee in the drive thru line behind them; served food at the Boise Mission and Women’s shelter; kids from their Elementary and High School went to the City of Caldwell Office, Caldwell Fire Department, and Caldwell Police Department to give out donuts; ten people served at the Love Inc. Office in Nampa; and goodie bags were delivered to the West Valley Medical Center volunteer’s, nurses and doctors. This year a very special Caldwell lady was recognized for her commitment to our existing and incoming community members assisting them in so many areas of their lives, but all in one way or another encompassing

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“relationships”, whether personal or business. She is usually the bright star standing in front holding an award or giving kudos to a business or individual. Theresa Harden, was invited to the celebration as a guest and because of her strong love for Caldwell she sat waiting to celebrate a public servant. Unbeknownst to her, she was the lady of the hour. Theresa spends countless hours encouraging and helping the community. She is instrumental in the success and comradery of local business owners. Theresa is from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She is a mom of two boys who still live in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and two daughters, one lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the other lives in Brownfield, Texas. Theresa studied at Sprott Shaw Business School before moving to Texas where she attended Trinity Church in Lubbock where she met the love of her life, Don Hardin. Don and Theresa married October 11, 2003 and are still on their honeymoon. In 2007, Theresa began working for the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce and in January 2010, Theresa was promoted to the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Director.

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Note from the publisher: Theresa thank you for all that you do for Michael and I and our businesses. I remember sitting at your desk after deciding to start the Caldwell Perspective. I was so excited and as the first press date approached I began second guessing and grew nervous. Sitting at Theresa’s desk she took my hand and told me that together it will work and we are doing this. I appreciate you so much sister.

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Robert J. Black Continues to Model Hard Work and Determination Equals Success

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Where does the time go? Twenty-one youth bowlers participated in the 3rd Annual Robert J. Black Youth Open Tournament that took place at Caldwell Bowl, 2121 Blaine St., Caldwell on February 3rd and 4th. Scholarships awarded directly to the participates totaled $1,845.00. The annual event is a memorial and tribute to the 1991 Caldwell High School Graduate who had an epileptic seizure while working in Caldwell April 30th, 2015 and later passed away Sunday, May 3rd. Robert was the proud owner of Black Smith Signs. Robert began his business in his garage and grew into a successful respected sign business creating a large number of the beautiful signs throughout the Treasure Valley. In 2016, Caldwell Bowl employee Harold

Whismore proposed the idea of a tribute to his friend, Robert who was not only an avid supporter and son of the owner, he was also a dear friend to Mr. Whismore. The tournament was to honor his friend and provide opportunities for kids to enjoy the sport of bowling and make some money encouraging them to work hard and do their best just as Robert J. Black lived his life. The tournament is a USA base format in which bowlers earn their position on a team of other kids who are individually competitive in their abilities. This year the first place team was: James White, Grace Tish and Matthew Mickelson. Second place team: Aaron Drake, Joy Riddle and David Eisenbrandt. The third place team included: Zack Garcia, Craig Fouts and Rylee Myer. All of the kids had a great time and the sport of bowling

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Pathway to Health and Happiness

Your springtime instincts are telling you it’s time to do some spring cleaning. Perhaps you want to lose weight, or get outdoors more, or make some new friends. Whatever your goal, here are some ways to start off on a new path to health and happiness. 1. Take a fresh look at your life. See yourself adopting the behavior you want. Envision how you will look, feel, be perceived by others, and most important, how you will see yourself. 2. See down the road. Close your eyes and imagine all the transformations in your life. Really see the future being empowered by the choices you’re making right now. 3. Reach out to others. Find people in your life whom you trust -- family, friends, or coworkers, and tell them what you’re embarking on. We have the greatest reason to continue if we’re doing it all together; that’s community. 4. Embrace the challenge. Challenge is normal. It’s what makes us stronger, smarter and more resilient. If the behavioral change you’ve committed to seems too daunting, stay close to your core support group. 5. Make it structured.

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As winter comes to a close, I too, like Ralph Waldo Emerson, often wax poetic about the onset of glorious Spring. While connoisseurs of poetry might find minor differences in the quality of our writing, I will condescend and use one of his springtime verses here instead of mine. Said Emerson: “Over the winter glaciers, I see the summer glow. And through the windpiled snowdrift, the warm rosebuds below.” Were it not for the purpose of this article, which is pest control, we might end there, simply imagining that only covered beauty lies under the winter snowdrifts. It is a comforting thought, however unrealistic. Emerson, I’m betting, was a “glass is half full” kind of guy. In the Boise area, small rodents called Voles are alive and well under the snow (sorry, Ralph!). In the early spring (and most other times of the year), many homeowners can observe the tell-tail (get it?!) signs of a vole, or Meadow Mice, infestation. Runways or pathways in the lawn have silver dollar-sized holes, which constitute the entrances and exits to their shallow burrows. Voles are often confused with Moles, if for no other reason than that the two

PEST GUY words rhyme, as any poet could immediately grasp. Fortunately, as a Pest Control poet, I can tell you with great confidence that Moles do not infest this area. Voles are also sometimes confused with Gophers. There is an easy way to tell the difference between the two. Let me put it this way: Gophers’ dirt mounds are a sight. You see them about 4 inches in height. They are observed to be near 12 inches around. Voles however, leave no such dirt above ground. Not since Emerson have you seen such a transcendent flow of words, right? Not only have you been lyrically uplifted, but rodent-educated as well. Voles are small, just a little longer than a mouse, with a short tail. Voles are basically herbivores, feeding on landscape and garden plants. They make a mess of lawns, creating holes and unsightly pathways all over. In orchards, Voles can cause significant damage or death to trees, feeding and gnawing on the bark of the trunks of trees. Though I’ve seen it a few times, they don’t generally enter homes or buildings. Deterring these little critters takes some work. Since Voles are prey animals, they hate open

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areas that expose them to predators. They prefer overgrown, shady spots that offer cover. Make sure to trim your grass and landscaping plants regularly to make your place as unaccommodating to them as possible. In the event of an infestation, trapping (with regular mouse traps) or placing bait stations along the runways is an effective means of control. Though I hope for only rosebuds under the snow, sadly, Voles may appear as well—so you might do well to prepare! Maybe I’m just a “glass is half empty” kind of guy.

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Head: Talking Shop To Caldwell native Izaac Garsez, baseball really is life, and practically everything he’s achieved up to this point is a direct representation of that. He stood out at Caldwell High School, earned an athletic scholarship to the College of Idaho and was later drafted to play professionally in 2012. Garsez’ personal accolades embody his work ethic and endless passion for the game. “Putting in work was always something that I needed to be doing,” Garsez said. Between his sophomore and junior year of college, Garsez put in countless hours of hitting at Wolfe Field – the C of I baseball complex. “I had two years to make it happen,” Garsez said on being drafted. The draft plays out in

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a hectic, interesting way, Garsez said, and he was very close to having his name called junior year. Three teams contacted him during the draft, and Garsez thought one might pull the trigger. It didn’t happen. Next season featured even more anticipation for Garsez and his potential professional career. The number of teams scouting him as a possible pick increased between his junior and senior season, Garsez said. Garsez was absolutely crushing the ball at the beginning of his senior season, he said. If it was going to happen, this was the time. The Texas Rangers called Garsez on the second day of the 2012 draft and asked if he would sign a potential contract.

until 2016 that he started to do it exclusively. Garsez quit his job and started to build a clientele. His passion to play transitioned promisingly into coaching. “This doesn’t start with winning. It is about developing,” Garsez said. One pivotal part of that developmental process is The Shop – an indoor hitting facility Garsez recently opened in Caldwell. It was a leap of faith deciding to open the facility, Garsez said, but the decision has paid dividends for him and the following he has built. Athletes come from a variety of schools in the valley including: Centennial, Rocky Mountain and Nampa. There were a few different places Garsez considered for The Shop. Ultimately, he chose a building on E.

Plymouth St –on the far end of Caldwell. Ties to Caldwell played a role in the decision, although in the end, it was virtually the perfect fit. The Shop is quite the baseball factory, with more equipment and technology coming in rapidly. Winter weather can be far from friendly to baseball fields, so a place to hit, field and throw indoors will only increase the amount of repetitions and opportunities local athletes receive. Garsez said he always wanted to be a coach but working directly in a program didn’t give him the chance to reach a wide range of talent. With the Shop and numerous baseball programs he is tied to, he can do so. “It’s time to transform the culture,” Garsez said.

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“I was told ‘get ready for your name to be called,’” Garsez said. But his name wasn’t called. The Chicago Cubs eventually landed Garsez in the 30th round. He would eventually play for – at the time – the Cubs minor league affiliate Boise Hawks. Pro ball was short-lived for Garsez due to nagging injuries he endured before being selected. “It’s all pretty cutthroat,” Garsez said. “I went into it (professional baseball) with injuries.” Now, it’s no longer about playing the game. Garsez’ focus has shifted to improving local youth talent in the Treasure Valley. After his time playing ended, Garsez began to pass on his knowledge of the game by giving hitting lessons. Though it wasn’t

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POPULAR IRISH BANDS AND SOLO ARTISTS (AND THE SONGS THAT MADE THEM FAMOUS) St. Patrick’s Day is here. To celebrate, one can certainly binge on corned beef, down a pint or two of Guinness or display shamrocks in all of their Kelly green glory. But there are many other ways to celebrate Ireland and its rich culture and history. Music lovers who can’t pass up a good tune can use St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to explore the music of Ireland and the many musicians whom the island has spawned. U2: U2 formed in 1976 in Dublin, but it wasn’t until the group’s fifth album, “The Joshua Tree,” released in 1987, that they became international superstars. That album produced U2’s only No. 1 singles to date in the United States, “With or Without You,” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” However, the

St. Patrick’s Day may be a celebration of the man who brought Christianity to Ireland, but one need not be Irish to don green and enjoy the festivities each March 17. Irish culture is on display each St. Patrick’s Day, and few can resist the opportunity to indulge in some green-clad revelry. While parades and music garner much of the attention on St. Patrick’s Day, food also plays a big role. Cottage pie, often referred to as “Shepherd’s pie,” traces its origins to the United Kingdom and

band continues to be solo career in the late a driving force in music 1960s with the release as well as sociopolitical of “Astral Weeks.” activism. U2 is made Morrison’s best-loved up of Bono, the Edge, songs include “BrownLarry Mullen, Jr., and Eyed Girl,” “Domino” Adam Clayton. and “Wild Night.” Glen Hansard: Flogging Molly: While Hansard was part lead singer Dave King of both The Frames is a native of Dublin, and the duo The his band, Flogging Swell Season and Molly, was formed in has recently been Los Angeles. A Celtic performing on his own Music lovers who can’t pass up a good tune can use punk band with heavyand collaborating with St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to explore the music metal roots, Flogging many other musicians. of Ireland and the many musicians who the island Molly fuses traditional has spawned. Hansard was first Irish music and rock. introduced to the Before making it big, world after appearing in the Dylan and Van Morrison as Flogging Molly was a weekly BAFTA-winning film “The influences. staple at Molly Malone’s pub Van Morrison: Speaking of in Los Angeles. Among the Commitments,” as well as starring in the film “Once” Van Morrison, he was born band’s most popular tunes with his The Swell Season in Belfast as George Ivan is “If I Ever Leave This World partner Markéta Irglová. The Morrison in 1945. Morrison Alive.” movie earned Hansard an rose to prominence in the The Cranberries: Fronted Academy Award for the song 1960s as the lead singer by Limerick vocalist Dolores “Falling Slowly.” Hansard of the Irish R&B band O’Riordan, who passed cites Leonard Cohen, Bob Them. He then began his away suddenly in early

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2018, The Cranberries have dabbled in indie pop, punk, Irish folk, and other musical elements. Their 1993 debut studio album, “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?”, became a fast commercial success. The Dubliners: Founded in Dublin in 1962, the band was originally known as The Ronnie Drew Ballad Group and was instrumental in bringing lively Irish folk songs to Europe and elsewhere. The band spanned more than 50 years with various lineups and influenced other Irish artists like The Pogues and The Dropkick Murphys. Beyond these performers, The Script, Thin Lizzy, Damien Rice, Stiff Little Fingers, Snow Patrol, and Enya are some of the other talented musicians to come from Ireland.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a staple of Irish Ireland. The dish can now be found on the menu at many Irish pubs, but St. Patrick’s Day celebrants can prepare from the comforts of their own kitchens thanks to the following recipe from Laurie McNamara’s “Simple Scratch: 120 Wholesome Homemade Recipes Made Easy” (Avery).

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to 2 minutes more. Use a spoon to transfer the cooked vegetables to a bowl. In the Dutch oven, cook the ground beef over medium heat, breaking it into small crumbles as it cooks, until cooked through. Return the vegetables to the pot and stir in the tomato paste and flour. Pour in the wine and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the broth and Worcestershire sauce and add the thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Stir in the peas and pour the filling into a 3- to 4-quart baking dish. While the filling is cooking, make the mashed potatoes. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Place the peeled potatoes in a pot and add cold water to cover by about 2 inches. Add a generous pinch of salt, cover, and bring to a boil. Crack the lid and cook the potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes, or until forktender. With the lid askew, carefully drain the water from the pot with the potatoes. Return the pot to the stove over low heat. Add the milk and butter

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Historical Events Throughout the Month of March

March may be most synonymous with the start of spring and St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s much more to the third month of the calendar year. The following are notable events that occurred between March 1 and March 31 throughout history. • March 1: The Articles of Confederation are established in 1791. Nine years later, Congress would authorize the first United States Census on this date. • March 2: Fans are treated to a sci-fi masterpiece when images of a giant gorilla first appear in the film “King Kong,” which premiered in New York in 1933. • March 3: Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell is born in Edinburgh, Scotland. In March of 1876, he electronically transmitted sounds. • March 4: In 1681, King Charles II of England grants a large parcel of land in the New World to William Penn to settle an outstanding debt. That area would later become Pennsylvania. • March 5: The Boston Massacre occurs in 1770. • March 7: The Beatles release the album “Past Masters, Volumes 1 & 2” in 1988.

• March 8: The New York Stock Exchange is founded in 1817. • March 9: In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant is commissioned as a lieutenant general and becomes commander of the Union armies. • March 10: Daniel Boone begins his expedition of Kentucky in 1775. • March 11: The Lend-Lease program begins in 1941, enabling Britain to receive American supplies. • March 12: The island of Bermuda is colonized by the British in 1609. • March 13: Sir William Herschel discovers Uranus in 1781. • March 14: Albert Einstein is born in Germany in 1879. • March 15: Julius Caesar is assassinated, fulfilling the prediction of “Beware the Ides of March.” • March 16: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlett Letter” is published in 1850. • March 17: Golda Meir becomes the prime minister of Israel in 1969. • March 18: In 1974, the fivemonth Arab oil embargo against the United States is lifted. • March 19: In 1965, teenage diver E. Lee Spence discovers

the wreck of the Confederate cruiser the S.S. Georgiana, which is valued at more than $50 million. • March 20: In 1852, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is first published. • March 21: Johann Sebastian Bach is born in Germany in 1685. • March 22: In 1765 the Stamp Act was approved. • March 23: Patrick Henry utters “Give me liberty, or give me death” in 1775. • March 24: In 1988, the Exxon Valdez spills 11 million gallons of oil. • March 25: RCA first produces color TVs in 1954. • March 26: Playwright Tennessee Williams is born in 1911. • March 27: Juan Ponce de Leon sees Florida in 1513. • March 28: In 1979, a nuclear power plant on Three Mile Island overheats. • March 29: Future U.S. president John Tyler is born in 1790. • March 30: Vincent Van Gogh is born in Holland in 1853. • March 31: “Oklahoma!” opens on Broadway in 1943.


Best Seller Book Review by Michelle Ross The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

The Monk of Mokha is a fascinating tale of a young man who is chasing the American Dream. After spending some time in Yemen as a young boy, Mohktar, born and raised in the United States, becomes obsessed with helping his ancestral land be seen as more than just a place for terrorists and a land at war. Mohktar decides to use coffee as the medium for changing people’s views about Yemen. The problem is, Mohktar knows nothing about coffee, so his education must start at the very beginning, a task he doggedly takes on, enrolling in classes, traveling to Yemen, and learning all he can about the coffee trade. Eggers narrative follows Mohktar on his path from being a doorman at a fancy San Francisco apartment building to watching a ship with his coffee sail through the harbor from the roof of that same building. Eggers infuses the story with Yemini culture and details about the current political climate, as well as tons of

background on agriculture and the complex history of coffee. As a noncoffee drinker, I was unsure of how much interest this book would hold for me, but by the end, I was really into the idea of first, second, and third wave coffee houses and it really made me think more about where the products I buy come from and why the prices vary so widely among what seem to be the same product. Overall though, the discussion about Yemen is what most drew me to this book and I was not at all disappointed! “So much human attention and expertise, in fact, that even at four dollars a cup, chances were some person—or many people, or hundreds of people— along the line were being taken, underpaid, exploited.” ― The Monk of Mokha

Best Seller Book Review by Amy Perry Talk About Artists and Aliens by Angela Matlashevsky

Angela Matlashevsky has always fancied herself a story teller but above all she is a big sister, an over achiever, and a smashing artist. When not writing, she spends her time drawing, painting, and doing what kids do: watching TV and eating snacks. She lives in Caldwell, Idaho, and has authored and illustrated more books in one year than most do in their entire lives. (From the author, herself.) Talk About Artists and Aliens is Matlashevsky’s debut novel for preteens. Book one of the Talk About Holmes and Watson Series is a fun read, a bit spare on details, leaning a little to

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March is music in our schools month. Mrs. Tracy Bulluck took her class of 3rd graders to Children’s Philharmonic at NNU. The kids were given two questions: what is your favorite type of music and what is your favorite part of music in school. This is what they had to say. Alanna 1. My favorite type of music is “ A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri and “Fly” by Maddie & Tae. 2. My favorite part of music in School is when we work on recorders. Unknown 1. Likes rock music. 2. My favorite part of music in school is playing the recorders. Katie 1. Likes “Love Story” by Taylor Swift and likes listening to the radio station 102.7. 2. My Favorite part of music in school is playing music with the instruments. Sergio 1. My favorite type of music is hip-hop because it is cool. My favorite singer is Jake Paul because he is cool and his house is really big and his music is really good and I like his songs. 2. My Favorite part of music

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in school is the hand drums they are kind of loud. Daniel 1. My favorite type of Music is hip-hop. 2. My Favorite part of music in school is the games. Vanezza 1. My favorite type of music is hip-hop. 2. My Favorite part of music in school is playing the recorders. Damian 1. No answer. 2. No answer. Gracie 1. Pop and favorite singer is Melanie Martinez, the songs of hers that I like is “Alphabet Boy”, “Soap”, “Cry Baby”, “Doll House,” and “Carousel”.

2. R.H.D. aka Race Against Drugs. My Grandma made it, Betty Moore. Ileana 1. Likes pop music. 2. My Favorite part of music in school is playing the instruments. Isaiah 1. Likes hip hop, Rock Star, and Cardi B. 2. My Favorite part of music in school is playing the Bongo Drums. Joshua 1. I like “Rockstar” by Post Malone. 2. No answer. Unknown 1. I like heavy metal music and the song

1. My favorite music is Katy Perry, Rock, hip hop, Crazy. 2. My Favorite part of music in school is drums, recorder, triangle and base drum. Dallin 1. My favorite type of music is heavy metal. 2. My Favorite part of music in school is when we get to play instruments! Ayden 1. No Answer. 2. No Answer. Lexi 1. No Answer. 2. My Favorite part of music in school is doing recorders it’s fun. Tucker 1. Country is my favorite type and my favorite singer is Jason Aldean, “Lights come on”. 2. No Answer Mark 1. My favorite song is “7 Years” by Lukas Graham. 2. My Favorite part of music in school is to play recorders. Jaylin 1. I like hip-hop music. 2. My Favorite part of music in school is when we sing in class. Marcus 1. My favorite type of music is smooth music. 2. My Favorite part of music in school is music songs.

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penny brigade fundraiser. Elisa Puga, the freshman class president, played a role in that saying the disease runs in her family. Students were encouraged to wear gray to school on Monday as a way to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Dr. Stephen Asher, Elisa Puga, freshman disease. Then on class president, Sandy Slater-Duncan, Ezra Friday, they invited St. Hernandez, freshman class vice president. Luke’s Neurologist, The donation was Dr. Stephen Asher, along with several with Sandy Slater-Duncan announced of the St. Luke’s Movement others during an all-school attended by Disorders and Parkinson’s assembly about 1,500 students. Other Center to their school to organizations receiving accept the donation. donations include Down’s St. Luke’s plans to use the Syndrome, cancer and other money directly for Parkinson’s causes. research happening in Idaho.


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Washington Elementary School and CFEO, Caldwell Educational Foundation, Offers Local Caldwell Rocks Team Up! Students Over 40 Scholarship Opportunities by Rose Rettig, Principal

Staff and students at Washington Elementary School recently started a project designed to celebrate individuality and honor the qualities that make us all different and unique. The project was inspired by the book, “You Be You,” written by Linda Kanz. In the book, fish of all different shapes, sizes, colors and attributes co-exist to create their community. In keeping with the theme of the book, students at Washington Elementary School painted rocks to represent the fish they read about in the book, while adding their own creativity to the painting. When completed, the rocks will find their way to a dry riverbed to be created in

front of the Washington Elementary School building. Our friends from Caldwell Rocks heard about the project and reached out to help! They provided the rocks, paints, paint brushes, and even volunteers to help facilitate painting of the rocks. As a result, Caldwell Rocks and Washington Elementary will continue their partnership and support of each other’s projects within the community. Plans are in the making for Washington Elementary students to help paint rocks in support of the Caldwell Rocks project. Caldwell truly does rock!

Caldwell and Canyon Springs High School Students: The Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity is currently offering the following scholarships. Applications can be found online at and are open until midnight March 20th, 2018. Leadership and Service Mayor’s Community Scholarship Class of ’51 Scholarship** Faculty Citizenship Award Principal’s Leadership Award Jim Blacker Memorial Scholarship Activity Ron Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Charlie Alvaro Memorial Scholarship** Warren ‘Moke’ Strong Memorial Scholarship William ‘Bill’ Weivoda Memorial Scholarship Cliff Burnett Athletic Scholarship Rodwell Family Golf Scholarship Kimberly Tollman Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Brad Carrow Memorial Scholarship Stroup Golf Scholarship Highest Academic Achievement Ring Family Scholarship** CFEO Academic Scholarship** Julian Hoff Academic Health or Music Career Scholarship** Science and Math Theodore W. Gruver Memorial Scholarship/’54** West Valley Medical Staff Scholarship** Kathi Lamm Memorial Scholarship “Good Kid”/Character & Goals Class of ’54 Scholarship Fund** Todd Rutledge Exceptional Courage Award The Helen Gay Broyles Andres & Harold White Good Citizen Scholarship

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March 2018

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Vision Charter School’s FIRST Tech Challenge teams, 2997 STEM Legacy and 13003 BotRod Robotics, competed February 17th at the FIRST Idaho State Championship in Moscow, Idaho. The season running from September to February required the teams to build a robot to complete a specific game. In doing so the students are encouraged to reach out to real-world engineers, partner with local community and use realworld math, engineering and documentation skills to complete the task. On the day of competition, the teams complete against other robots in qualification matches and have

interviews with judges to evaluate their work. Team 2997 STEM Legacy received the Motivate award for their work hosting STEM Robotics summer camps at Vision Charter School and the Middleton Library as well as coaching younger robotics teams. The team was also a 2nd place Connect award winner for their community connections to real world Engineering. Team members are: Carleigh Newton, Patrick Millar, Matt Jones and Violet Hall. Team 13003 BotRod Robotics was a member of the winning Final Alliance, a trio of teams that worked together to win the final elimination

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A reminder that early voting for the March 13 Election begins on Monday. Other key dates and info can be found below. Through March 9 Early voting is available to all eligible voters at the Canyon County Elections Office, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail. March 13 Election Day – polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Last day to return absentee ballots to the Elections Office. Must be received by 8:00 p.m. We have six contests on the March 13 ballot: • Caldwell School District is running a supplemental levy asking for $2,500,000 per year for two years. • Middleton School District is running a bond asking for $25,000,000. • Parma School District is running a bond asking for $5,000,000. • Wilder School District is running a bond asking for $5,000,000.

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Vision Charter School Junior Patrick Millar is a FIRST Dean’s List Finalist! In an effort to recognize the leadership and dedication of FIRST’s most outstanding FIRST Tech Challenge students, the Kamen family sponsors an award for selected top students known as the FIRST Dean’s List. Since its introduction in 2010, the FIRST Dean’s List award has attracted the attention of prestigious colleges and universities who desire to recruit FIRST Dean’s List students. Similar to the very prestigious National Merit Scholarship Award there are three levels for advancement. Patrick is a Finalist representing Idaho and will be moving on to the next level of competition at the FIRST World Championship

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by Dave McCormick

The first part of February left most of us with the feeling that we had the back broke on winter, the latter part of the month was a sobering reminder that winter’s talons still had a firm grasp on Southwest Idaho, and if intermediate range forecasts are more than just forecast there is more ahead. February is a huge transitional month if you are a fisherman, too cold and fish kind of stay in hibernation mode, moderate to warmer than normal temperatures can usher in a good bite in March for Bass, Perch and Trout. In fact, it was reported that Perch fishing was good on C.J. Strike during the early February thaw. Troller’s can always pick up a few trout in Early Spring. Bank Fishermen often have good success on C.J. Strike as well. If you like to catch catfish, as the Snake River water warms it can give up some bruisers, both Channel and a few Big Flatheads cats are caught each Spring. Good open water fishing is just around the corner. Looking back the last days of chucker hunting were encouraging. Hunting buddies Gregg Allen and Todd Banta along with German Shorthaired Pointers, Trudy, Katy, and Halley, found good numbers on the Owyhee Front. Looking ahead if we have a favorable Spring, chukars should increase their tribes. Backyard birders keep your feeders going for at least the month of March though temperatures can moderate greatly, many species still need your help. There is not an abundance of natural food. As I have watched Pheasants disappear, another ground nester’s spring song is less common each breeding season. The once ubiquitous western Meadow Larks cheery melody is still cheery but heard less frequently in many rural areas. Enjoy the late winter, your lawn will need your attention before you know it and yes, I do have a Big Backyard, that soon will need mine. The whole month of February, I kept procrastinating writing my March column. I just never felt inspired because I was outside doing chores around the farm, some of the things I never get around to once the landscape season gets going. I was enjoying the very nice spring weather during mid winter. I’m very glad I waited to write as I got things done, like stacking all those nursery pots that had been laying on the ground after I moved. But being outside I noticed things that you don’t notice until late March early April. The bud swelling on trees and shrubs, and then I started hoping for this nice weather to continue into spring. When the sap starts moving in trees and shrubs, they start waking up and growing which at springtime is a good thing but not a good thing in mid winter and now we’ve had many days at very low and below average temperatures for extended periods of




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About 30 years ago, I decided I would be a real man and repack the front wheel bearings on my pickup truck. Afterwards, I decided I would never again repack the bearings on anything. When it came time to repack the wheel bearings on our fifth wheel trailer, I took it to an RV shop where they don’t mind getting their hands greasy. In due time I was notified that the trailer was ready so I picked it up. As I pulled out of the RV lot, I heard and felt a loud CLUNK! I thought I must have turned too sharp and run over a curb. I put on the brakes at the first stop light and got another CLUNK that was louder than the first. When I pulled away from the stop, it happened again. I pulled off on the side of the road at the first opportunity. An inspection revealed the hitch in the bed of the truck was catty wampus to the trailer instead of straight like it should be. The hitch on our truck allows the trailer to move back farther in the bed when we turn a corner. If it didn’t do that, the nose of the trailer might hit the back window of the truck. To make that work, there is an adapter plate that mates the trailer hitch to the hitch in the truck. If the plate’s not on the trailer hitch, the hitch flops around and the trailer slams backward every time you accelerate, then slams forward when you stop. The reason the hitch was making the clunking sound was the adapter plate wasn’t there. It was there when I dropped the trailer off for service.


I looked up the number of the RV place on my phone to get someone to come down and fix the hitch. I dialed the number and got a message that the number wasn’t valid. It was about a half mile back to the RV place. The temperature at that moment was about 25 degrees. Fortunately, I had a decent coat and some gloves. The RV people were lucky, too. The walk cooled me down a bit. I marched into the service office and told them they had a problem. One fellow was really sympathetic. The other one looked up from his desk suggested I hadn’t fastened the plate properly. He was fortunate I was still somewhat out of breath from my walk. Eventually, the sympathetic guy and a technician found the missing adapter, drove me back to the trailer and installed it. There doesn’t seem to be any damage to the hitch. I suggested the event ought to be worth a discount on the work they had done. They said the best they could do was a gift certificate which meant I have to buy something at their store to get any good out of it. So I didn’t have to pack the bearings. I guess it was worth it. That’s how my Wednesday went. How was your’s?

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time with more to come. So now I know why I was not inspired to write until now. This could really hurt trees and shrubs maybe even some perennials because of these unseasonable temperatures. So here’s my advice to you, don’t panic and hold off pruning until your landscape has awaken and showing signs of life and fills out. You may have wanted to do some thinning or major pruning but the branches you want off may have survived where others didn’t. You’ll want to make decisions once the tree looks like it has fully filled out. This may take some time because those buds that were swelling up to break and leaf out may just die off. Every bud has what’s known as a latent bud, it’s a secondary bud hidden just below the primary bud and doesn’t awaken until the primary bud or leaf has died off for some cause, like being pulled off or dropped from drought. They awake

once the stress has been removed, like heaven moisture or bugs gone or even nutrients replaced. But, they don’t recover quickly because they have to make sure the problem is solved. This is the trees survival mode, lose a finger to save a limb, so to speak. Now, why not prune you ask? Because your tree may lose to many branches to support the trees recovery, so removing branches when you’re not sure the totality of the tree could cost the trees life. It won’t hurt to wait till everything is fully awake to prune and you can always remove dead branches without hurting the plant. So now go work your garden in the meantime. Until next time keep digging in the Dirt. Pat.

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March 2018

Caldwell’s Finest Recognized by Caldwell Chamber of Commerce at February Luncheon

Business of the Year Carpenter Screen Printing & Embroidery

Carpenter Screen Printing was founded by Bob and Elaine Carpenter in 1968, in a single car garage on Dearborn Street. In 1986, they were named Idaho Small Business of the year. Joined by the second generation they remain proudly family owned and operated.

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Community garden space honoring the one’s who have served and continue to serve. The garden contributes aid to needy veterans of our community, but more importantly a place anyone call feel they belong.

Ambassador of the Year Doran Wheeler

Doran was recognized by his fellow ambassadors as well as members because of his dedication to both the Chamber and the committee. He gave graciously of his time and energy at many events. Thank you Doran!

Outstanding Member of the Year Wendy McClain

Wendy works full time at West Valley Medical Center and...Destination Caldwell (board member), Caldwell Fine Arts (Vice President), Rotarian, Youth Foreign Exchange Councelor, Meals on Wheels (Chairperson), Canyon County Festival of Trees, Gala Co-chair.

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Rotary Scholarship Applications Available Caldwell Rotary Club is now accepting applications for a $1,000 Academic Scholarship (to an Idaho school) and a $1,000 Vocational/Technical Scholarship (to any trade school or associate program) for the 2018-19 school year. To be accepted, applications must be postmarked by April 15th. Applications for these scholarships can be found at your school counselor’s office or online. To find it online, Google Once the Caldwell Rotary Club home page pops up, scroll down the far-right menu to “Homepage Download Files” and click on either Spring is almost upon us and with that, hopefully comes nicer weather! As the seasons change, everyone in the Treasure Valley is eager to head out of the house to enjoy warmer temperatures. But it’s not just the sunshine and pollen that will start to make

the Rotary Academic or the Technical-Trade Application. Download the one you want, fill it out and complete all the requirements requested. Mail it to: Caldwell Rotary Club, P.O. Box 24, Caldwell, ID 83606 by April 15th. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Academic Scholarship Applications are for those who plan to attend an IDAHO 4-year college program that will result in a B.A. or B.S. degree. It is also for those who intend to begin a college degree at a junior college, with plans to transfer to finish a B.A. or B.S. degree at a 4-year IDAHO university or college.

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Local, retired United States Marine Corp Master Gunnery Sargent veteran, Gordy Souza is in search of a space or two car agarge to use to repair and restore wheelchairs, scooters and other medical mobilbiy equipment. The program is through the Disabled American Vets (DAV). Four Years ago, while living in Las Vegas, Gordy approached the president of the DAV Chapter he was currently attending about starting a mobility program. The president, made Gordy the chairperson on the program and set his budget that first year at $800. Today that same program is budgeted at $8000. Gordy is hoping to find a space that could be donated, to expand and grow the program to assist local veterans and their families with the essentials to obtain a better quality of life. The space does need to be on a ground level free of stairs and equipped with electricity and heat. To contact Gordy, call 208-985-4404 or (702) 373-1779.

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And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:2-6 208-614-075 • 1219 S. Kimball Ave.Caldwell, ID 83605 April 1st • Sunrise Service at 8:00AM

2700 South Kimball Ave., Caldwell

Easter Sunday Schedule

• Pancake Breakfast at 9:00AM

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.........Easter Sonrise Service 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.........Easter Breakfast 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.......Children’s Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m......Easter Festival Service

• Easter Celebration Service at 10:30AM


By God’s grace we will be the place where everyone who walks through our doors hears, “Welcome Home.”

Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock Him and kill Him. On the third day He will rise again.” Luke 18: 31-34

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Easter Sunrise Service On Lizard Butte Parking is on the North side of the butte. Plan to get there early so that you can have time to park and hike up the butte to the service area. Dress warmly and bring blankets! You can bring chairs, but remember it is the side of a rocky mountain.

Please join us on Easter Sunday 9:15 AM: Sunday School All Ages 10:45 AM: Easter Worship Celebration 1:00 PM: Esperanza en Cristo ~ (servicio en espanol)

903 N. Michigan, Caldwell, Idaho 83605


Sunday, April 1st, 7:15 a.m.

The Lizard Butte Easter Sunrise committee have been saving and raising funds to put a permanent roof on the platform. If you would like to contribute contact the committee via Fred or Connie Hill (208) 454-9001 or

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