May 2016 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho

Edition Eighteen


MAY 2016

Grotto Group to the Rescue!

The Next Step!

Egg Factory Hatches Funds for CVMH!

What? Who...Me?

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What a sight to behold on April 4th as men in high heels at the College of Idaho campus lined up to walk in support of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence during the “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” event. The College of Idaho Advocates and the Advocates Against Family Violence joined together on that day to bring attention to this issue. Grant Billings, a C of I sophomore from Boise helped set up the event. He heard about it last year as a freshman and thought that it would be “cool to be able to really assist people on campus in this way.”

by Leora Summers, Editor L to R: Reed Snow, Cade Kirkhart, Grant Billings (soccer), Henry Vaughan, Marcel Reed, Cody Zeff, Matt Gie, Nicolas Lyons (football), Daniel Hernandez. These fellows are on the C of I La Cross team unless otherwise noted. They gathered to select their shoes just prior to the walk and stand here showing them off.

About 80 community and college students came together to be a part of this awareness campaign. They began their procession behind their banner, walking down the sidewalk on Cleveland in front of the C of I and then back around the campus for about a mile before returning to the “hat” back on Cleveland. Speakers also presented during this nice sunny day. It is wonderful to have such a great community partner in the C of I. These gentlemen are to be commended for coming “on board” to help create awareness on campus and in our community.

Dr. Shalene French Visits CFEO Golf Tournament

Photo by Leora Summers

by Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

L to R: Bob Lamm, Chuck Randolph, Shalene French and her brother, Shawn French, enjoying a moment before the tournament began.

Dr. Shalene French, newly hired Superintendent of the Caldwell School District, came to join in on the fun with the other 81 participants during the 22nd Annual CFEO Golf Tournament at Purple Sage on April 15th. Dr. French said that she was impressed with the proud traditions of Caldwell and that she will continue to build upon the collaborative effort with the community that was evident at the CFEO tournament. Her contract will begin on July 1st. French is not only an educator, but is also a real live cowgirl. She comes to us from Eastern Idaho where her parents have a cattle operation. She is the middle child and only daughter with two older and two younger brothers. They all pitch in when it comes time to work calves in the spring. French really enjoys horseback riding and looks forward to moving

the cattle as they rotate through the summer pasture. She will have to plan ahead to be able to do that this year. She loves the weather up here and plans to stay. Her brother talked about following suit and locating up here sometime, as he also likes the climate and hunting and fishing opportunities this area holds for him. She mingled with patrons prior to the tournament and also participated on a team which included Jodie Mills (Interim Superintendent), Jake Mills (Jodie’s son), Shawn French (Dr. French’s brother) and Monica White (Canyon Springs Principal). In this tournament, there were 5 on a team and she and her brother squabbled over who “got to walk” as they both wanted to be the “walker” on the team. I’m not sure who won that one, but I’m pretty sure that she could hold her own, being the only girl in a family with 4 brothers. I don’t know how her golf team fared, but a good time was had by all. It was a fun way for her to “get her feet wet” by coming to meet and play with some of the people that she will be working with when she returns in July. The scramble is the sole fundraiser for the educational non-profit which offers over 50 scholarships and grants to Caldwell School District students and faculty. Rick Vertrees and Bethany DeWitt of Caldwell Transportation Company organize the outing which raises approximately $14,000 annually. West Valley Medical Center is the founding co-sponsor. This year’s other major sponsors included the law offices of White Peterson and the Canton Café. Next year’s tournament will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 with registration opening in January at .

The saga continues... Horsewood’s Wine to Dine Proposal

by Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

Photo by Leora Summers

Photo by Leora Summers

“Walk a Mile in her Shoes!”

Jessie and Aaron Horsewood want to create some patio space where the mini-vineyard now exists, next to where they are opening their new restaurant, Horsewood’s Kitchen, at 212 So. Kimball. They want to be able to add additional seating there for up to 90 people, adding to their indoor seating capacity of about 40, to be able to achieve the foodto-alcohol ratio sales necessary to be able to retain their liquor license, once they open in May. According to the City, the past renter of the space no longer maintains the vineyard and it needs to come out. The city plans to replace it with landscape that can easily be maintained and can also hopefully fulfill a need. The Horsewoods would like to see that space be able to partially fill their need. They initially proposed a plan to city council and Caldwell Urban Renewal asking Caldwell Urban Renewal for approximately $104,000 to create a patio that could be leased to them for 7 months and then have the city open it up to lease to others for the rest of the year. This went back and forth between the Council and Urban Renewal and was put on the agenda for the April 18th council meeting for an update report from City staff regarding the legalities, finances and other issues dealing with the proposal. The perception of fairness issues and cost recurred throughout the staff presentation. After the staff update, the Horsewoods brought an unexpected no-fuss proposal to the table to simply terrace up the

sloping vineyard area, leveling it to create a useable space for dining, reducing the cost immeasurably. They proposed that the city figure out what it had planned to spend to fix that area once they pull out the vineyard and that maybe they could work together to help recreate it to make it useable for outdoor seating, city functions and rental opportunities for others in the future. They proposed to lease it for $350 a year and that they make improvements to it themselves to be reviewed and approved by the city prior to being implemented. At the end of the lease, the land with the improvements in place and still belonging to the City, would theoretically be increased in value. The legal department said this new proposal had a lot less legal impediments. The council asked the Horsewoods to develop and bring their new plan to the next council meeting to make sure it meets city code. Jessie and Aaron would like to have outdoor seating for their Mother’s Day business. They can apply for a Special Use Permit for that special occasion to be able to use the easement behind their business for that purpose. Stay tuned as the saga continues. The next regular city council meeting is on Monday, May 2, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Caldwell Police Station at 110 South 5th. You can view the entire agenda packet on the City of Caldwell’s website:

Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center 459-0132 Closed May 30th For Memorial Day! Every Mon: 9 AM Exercise Class Every Mon: 10 AM Fit & Fall Class Every Mon: 1 PM Line dancing Every Tue: (ex. 5/17) 9 AM Art Group Every Tue: 1 PM Pinochle Every Tue: 5 PM Bingo Every Wed: 10:30 AM Crochet & Knitters Every Wed: 7 PM Square Dancing Every Thurs: 9 AM Exercise Class Every Thurs: 10 AM Fit and Fall Every Fri: 1 PM Bingo Every Fri: 6 PM Friday Night Dance

Calendar of Events

May 4 (continued...) 7:30 PM: Chorale & Chamber Singers concert, C of I, Langroise Recital Hall. May 5 Idaho Gives Fundraiser Ends: Donate to your favorite non-profit organization, check out Caldwell’s charitable non-profits at http://www. 6:30-8 PM: Library Board of Trustees Meeting. 7:30 PM: Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble Concert, C of I, Langroise Recital Hall. May 6 6-8 PM: Dinner at Eagles Lodge, 815 Arthur St. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annie’s, 801 Everett St. EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 7:30 PM: Piano Studio Recital, C of I, 10:30-11:30 AM: Fit and Fall Proof™ class, Langroise Recital Hall. Free Methodist Church, 3320 S. Montana, May 7 Contact-Judie: (208) 880-9855 11th Annual C of I Student Research Conference! Celebrate undergraduate research May 1- May Day with full day of presentations, speakers, posters 8-11:30 AM: Breakfast at Eagles Lodge, & more, 815 Arthur St. 12-3 PM: Idaho Veterans Garden Spring Fling 11 AM: C of I Baseball vs. Simpson in DH at Celebration, 305 W. Belmont St., bring plants/ Wolfe Field. General admission $6. starts if so inclined, BBQ, Public Invited! 12-7:30 PM: Cinco de Mayo in the Park! 2 PM: VE Day Remembrance & Veterans 3 PM: Merry Music Maker Spring Recital Tribute, Serenity Park next to the Library. (violins), Caldwell Public Library, Community Rm. 6-9 PM: Grand Opening of Indian Creek 4 PM: Student Recital, Maarika Gering, C of I Bingo, 815 Arthur St., call 208-615-0804 for Langroise Recital Hall. reservations! 10 AM-5 PM Thru May 21: Senior Art 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annie’s, 801 Exhibitions in the Rosenthal Gallery of Act OPEN. Everett St. May 2 7 PM: Caldwell Fine Arts presents The New 6 PM: Caldwell City Council Special Meeting Hot Club of America, a unique jazz band, Workshop for the purpose of discussing the Jewett Auditorium,, Indian Creek Plaza Business plan and Pro Forma 459-5783. Budget, CPD Community Rm., 110 S. 5th Ave. May 8 7 PM: Caldwell City Council Meeting, CPD 2 PM: Junior Voice Recital, Megan Croft, C of Community Room, 110 S. 5th. I, Langroise Recital Hall. May 3 7:30 PM: Chamber Music Recital, C of I, 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Caldwell Langroise Recital Hall. Library 459-3242. May 9 4 PM: Tween Gaming, Caldwell Library 459-3242. 1 PM: Board Meeting, Senior Center. 7:30 PM: Sinfonia Spring Concert, C of I 6 PM: Treasure Valley 2016 Country Gospel Langroise Recital Hall. Concert, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S., May 4 tickets: or 468-5555. 4:30 PM: Afternoon Crafts, Caldwell Library. 7-8:30 PM: Commission & Sheriff Candidate 7 PM: Square & Round Dancing, Senior Center Forum. CHS, 3401 S. Indiana. Live broadcast 1009 Everett. Barbara, 870-4400. will be available at KBOI2.COM. 6-7:30 PM: Diabetes 101 Class, Best Western May 10 Caldwell Inn and Suites, 908 Specht Ave., 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Luncheon FREE, but limited seating! Call Laura, 208sponsored by Boise Rescue Mission, guest 302-7100 to register or email: speaker John McGee. RSVP: 459-7493. 2 PM: Homeschool Bookclub, Caldwell Library. 7:30 PM: Country Swing Dance Lessons, 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Caldwell Library. Indian Creek Steakhouse, 711 Main St.

May 11 3-6 PM: Farmer’s Market Begins! On Arthur St., between Kimball Ave. & 7th Ave., 5:30 PM: Caldwell Ramblers RV Club, a Good Sam Chapter, meets at the Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S. 21st. 4-7 PM: Jerry Summers’ Book Signing, Rubaiyat Book Store, 720 Arthur St., Book Reading at 5 PM. 7 PM: Square & Round Dancing, Senior Center, 1009 Everett. Barbara, 870-4400. 7:30 PM: Country Swing Dance Lessons, Indian Creek Steakhouse, 711 Main St. May 12 11 AM-12 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Canyon County Community Clinic & Canyon Clinic Wellness, 524 Cleveland Blvd. 2-3 PM: Thursday Read, Caldwell Library. 5-8 PM: Most Distinguished Alumni Awards, CHS Auditorium, 3401 Indiana, 454-3004. 6-9 PM: Community Develop. Block, Caldwell Industrial Airport Terminal Conference Room #125, 455-4656. 7 PM: SIBA Program, “Computer-Aided Training for Birding” by Harold Ward, Visitor’s Center at Deerflat Northwest Wildlife Refuge, entrance at corner of Indiana/Roosevelt, S. of Hwy. 55. Public welcome. May 13 BIRDSTOP REOPENS! 10 AM-4 PM: Book Sale, Caldwell Library. 6-8 PM: Dinner at Eagles Lodge, 815 Arthur St. 7 PM: Whittenberger Planetarium open to the public. Learn about Saturn and the Cassini Mission and the constellation and planet locations. Children $2.50 and $5 for adults. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 14 9 AM-5 PM: 2 Day Seminar: Bringing Baby Home Workshop, Lifeways. Register: 454-2766. 10 AM-4 PM: Book Sale, Caldwell Library. 10 AM: Kid’s Fishing Derby & Family Fun Day, Rotary Pond & Whittenberger Park (greenbelt), 455-4773. 6-9 PM: Indian Creek Bingo, 815 Arthur St., call 208-615-0804 for reservation. 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 15 8-11:30 AM: Breakfast at Eagles Lodge, 815 Arthur St. 4 PM: Senior Voice Recital, Maggie Tolman, C of I, Langroise Recital Hall.

May 2016 May 17-Election Day! 7 PM: Spring Voice Recital, C of I, Lanroise Recital Hall. May 18 3-6 PM: Farmer’s Market! On Arthur St., between Kimball Ave. & 7th Ave. 7 PM: Square & Round Dancing, Senior Center 1009 Everett. Barbara, 870-4400. 7:30 PM: Country Swing Dance Lessons, Indian Creek Steakhouse, 711 Main St. May 19 FILL THE BOOT FOR MDA: by Caldwell Firefighters, Corner of 10th/Chicago. 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours sponsored by Alexander Place, 917 Ustick Rd. 6:30 PM: Scifi/Fantasy Book Club, Caldwell Library. May 20 FILL THE BOOT FOR MDA: by Caldwell Firefighters, Corner of 10th/Chicago. 2 PM: Senior Voice Recital, Ha Dang, C of I, Langroise Recital Hall. 6-8 PM: Dinner at Eagles Lodge, 815 Arthur St. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 21 10 AM Commencement 2016: Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2016! Celebrate these seniors as they enter their next phase of life, C of I, In the Quad. 10 AM-5 PM LAST DAY: Senior Art Exhibitions in the Rosenthal Gallery of Act OPEN. 6-9 PM: Indian Creek Bingo, 815 Arthur St., call 208-615-0804 for reservation. 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 23 4 PM: CHS Graduation, Ford Arena Idaho Center, Nampa, May 24 1 PM: AARP Meeting, Senior Center. 3:30 PM: VHS Graduation, Ford Arena Idaho Center, Nampa, 7:30 PM: Thomas Jefferson High School Graduation, Jewett Auditorium, jendicott.tjcs@ May 25 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect sponsored by Lifeways 2609 10th Ave. 3-6 PM: Farmer’s Market! On Arthur St., between Kimball Ave. & 7th Ave. 7 PM: Square & Round Dancing, Senior Center 1009 Everett. Barbara, 870-4400. 7:30 PM: Country Swing Dance Lessons, Indian Creek Steakhouse, 711 Main St.

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Our Community Celebrate “CollegeFriday,” May 13th

by Leora Summers, Editor

CFEO (Caldwell Foundation for Education Opportunity) is spearheading an event called “CollegeFriday” on Friday, May 13th, in an effort to create excitement, pride, and enthusiasm to celebrate and motivate high school seniors to pursue education beyond high school. This event is created in the spirit of celebrating area seniors who are taking the next step in their education. CollegeFriday asks high school seniors to wear the shirt/sweatshirt of the school they plan to attend in the fall. It also asks

teachers/school district employees to wear their college alma mater’s shirt/sweatshirt, and asks community businesses to encourage employees to wear their college shirts to work. Let’s all join in the fun and wear ours too! So mark your calendar for May 13th and help create excitement for higher education by wearing your alma mater’s shirt, hat or whatever you have to celebrate and help enthuse our high school seniors to take the next step!

Veterans Garden Spring Fling – Public Invited!

Come to the Idaho Veterans Garden (305 West Belmont Street, Caldwell) on May 7th from noon-3 p.m. during their Spring Fling celebration. If you have produce starts or flowers that you would like to donate, just bring them down during that time and they will be planted later. A barbeque

lunch will also be available for participants. The Garden not only has raised beds that are especially made to be used by veterans

L to R: Anita Wilson, Betsy Hunsicker, Bill Buckendorf, Chuck Randolph, Ted Colwell, Joan Van Schoiack, Kathi O’Bannon and Gloria Bettancort (center front) sport their alma mater shirts as an example, showing their support for the upcoming “CollegeFriday” which will be held on May 13th throughout our town.

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and their families, there is a community garden that is planted each year. The Garden was developed to be used by veterans and the community, who may be suffering heartaches or PTSD. It has become a place of safety and solace for those who have a hard time finding peace elsewhere.

Caldwell Kindergarten Registration

by Leora Summers, Editor

Photo by Leora Summers

Kindergarten registration for 2016-17 was held on April 13th for the Caldwell School District. When asked what he was looking forward to the most when he went to Kindergarten this fall, Berkley Eells said, “Recess!” How do they know this so early? If you missed registering your child for Kindergarten in the Caldwell School District, you may go to the school’s office where your child will be attending next fall and register him/her before school lets out. Bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency (lease agreement or utility bill). You don’t want them to miss recess now, do you? See for zones & school phone numbers. Please check with your child’s school for additional questions.

Mama Teri Eells registering son Berkley Eells for Kindergarten at Wilson Elementary with baby Victoria in her lap.

Republican Candidate Forum Scheduled

Check out the Republican candidates running in the primary for Canyon County Commissioner and Sheriff on Monday, May 9th at 7 p.m. at Caldwell High School’s auditorium, 3401 South

Indiana. Candidates participating for Canyon County Sheriff will be Kieran Donahue, Albert Erickson and Tony Thompson. Candidates participating for Canyon County Commissioner will be Craig

Hanson and Pam White. Go, listen, become informed and then go have your say and vote on May 17th to select your candidate for the general election in the fall.

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May 26 6 PM: Monthly Wine Event, Copper Cafe, 1906 Fairview Ave., Ste. 450,, 453-1050. May 27 6-8 PM: Dinner at Eagles Lodge, 815 Arthur St. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 28 City of Caldwell Presents The 2016 Purple Sage Match Play Championships: Call 459-2223 for more info. 1 PM: Family Afternoon Movie, Caldwell Library. 6-9 PM: Indian Creek Bingo, 815 Arthur St., RSVP: 615-0804. 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 31 4-6 PM: “Beam Me Outta Here Scotty”, going away party/open house for Stacy Kranik, from Chamber of Commerce, 704 Blaine St.

June 1 Summer Reading Program Begins: Caldwell Library. 1-4:30 & 6-9 PM: Beginner Strip Quilt Class, C of I,, 459-5188. June 3 8 AM-2 PM: Mayor’s 16th Annual Scholarship Golf Scramble, All proceeds go to benefit CHS & VHS, Mayor’s Community Service Scholarship & the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council. Held at Purple Sage Golf Course, or ksmout@cityofcaldwell. org with questions. June 6-9 9:30-11:30 AM: (Ages 6-12), Spanish Camp for Kids, C of I,, 459-5188.



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May 2016

Veteran’s Corner

Sponsored by the Caldwell Veterans Council

Larry Ammann, donated his time and talent to install the plumbing system for the basement restrooms. Brent Solis, of A.S.C. General Contractors, Inc. installed the concrete for structural support foundations and to cover the plumbing piping. Mike Dittenber and Hector Sanchez of Caldwell Housing Authority (CHA) donated the labor to install the concrete in the dining room floor. A special thanks to Clements Concrete for donating the concrete to complete this phase of renovation of the Caldwell Carnegie Library building and create a Veterans Service Center. A number of local veterans are anxious to use the programs and services including access to Idaho Department of Veterans Services and the VetCenter representative.

Local Veteran’s Organizations

Carrie L French, Chapter 1, Disabled American Veterans. 2nd Tuesday every month at 7 pm, Train Depot, 701 Main Street, Caldwell, Service Officer – Noe Ramirez, (208) 412-5433 Loren M Trotter, Post 35, American Legion. 2nd Monday every month at 7 pm. Social Meeting, 4th Monday every month at 7 pm. 1112 Main Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605 Service Officer – Gary White, (208) 608-4891. LT Leighton D Patterson, Post 3886, Veterans of Foreign Wars. 2nd Thursday every month at 7 pm. 1112 Main Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605.

We are currently raising funds to buy an elevator to better serve our disabled and elderly veterans. For more information or to make a donation please visit or mail; CVMH, PO Box 1535, Caldwell, Idaho 83605.

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Will you cut expenses by 5% every year for 4 years? ...............................................................................................Yes Do lower taxes create more incentive for people to work and invest? ..................................................................Yes Can we afford increased taxes for unionization of the country? ............................................................................No Does private enterprise create the greatest opportunity? ........................................................................................Yes Are States Rights the cornerstone of our constitutional government? ..................................................................Yes Do individuals have the right to defend themselves? ..............................................................................................Yes Do you support more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens? .........................................................................Yes Is marriage the union of one man and one woman? ................................................................................................Yes Does human life begin at conception? .......................................................................................................................Yes Will you restore habeas corpus rights lost in 2011 by the U.S. Senate? .................................................................Yes Should a Sheriff protect all citizens from an oppressive government? ..................................................................Yes Will a “Constitutional Oath” be taken by the employees? .......................................................................................Yes Is the Office of Sheriff the constititional supreme law of the land? ........................................................................Yes Did God did shed his grace on America? ..................................................................................................................Yes


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Caldwell On The Move

Our Community

by Steve Fultz, Caldwell Economic Development

Jane Jacobs, in her classic book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”, stated that “cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” As we review the economic activity of our great city for this month, so much of the progress has occurred because of the number of groups and citizens (...everybody!) that have participated in making it “our city.” Progress continues in Downtown Caldwell with a number of activities. We are excited to see progress on the corner of Blaine and 10th with the ground breaking for the new D.L. Evans Bank. Through the efforts of the bank’s management team (including our very own Branch Manager Jim Thomssen), the City’s development services department, and past property owners, Caldwell will soon witness new, private investment in the City core area. Through the efforts of Destination Caldwell, the Indian

Creek Plaza Committee, Chamber of Commerce, and the City Council, progress is being made in securing an architectural firm for the Downtown Plaza design. Committees are reviewing the qualifications and will soon be submitting recommendations to the City/Urban Renewal Agency for negotiation and eventual contract award. Through the efforts of the private development sector and the city’s development services department, we are seeing activity in South Caldwell with the construction of a new Neighborhood Market WalMart (at 10th and Ustick). Also, scheduled for later this Spring/ Summer, the city, in cooperation with area neighbors, Idaho Power and our engineering firm, will begin construction of the new “roundabout” at the Lake & Ustick intersection. Projected opening of the roundabout is scheduled for the Fall of 2016. On the industrial end, the City is excited to announce the commitment of American Food Equipment Co. to locate their Continued to page 7

May 2016

Grotto Group Makes Their Day!

by Leora Summers, Editor

The alley side of their house had been graphitized and the rest of the paint was peeling and in bad shape. They had painted over the graphite, to get rid of the words, but the whole side of the house and the rest of the house needed to be painted anyway. During the “Rake up Caldwell” in the fall, Thelma Lammey talked to Susan Miller, the Mayor’s Assistant, about having someone come rake up her neighbor’s leaves. At that time she asked if there was a way that someone could paint her house. Susan told her that L to R: Grotto Members Diane Moffat, Matt Eells, Casey Eells, Frank and she would check on it and call Thelma Lammey (homeowners), Melenie Stone, John Martinez and Doug her back in the spring. Clark showing off the paint job which removed the graffiti from the So when spring rolled around, alley side of Lammey’s home. arrangements had been made and the Grotto Group accepted the challenge once again. They had painted another lady’s house a year earlier and knew just what to do. Diane Moffat organized the group and made sure they had all the tools necessary to get the job done and set the date for the job.The Lammeys bought the paint and the job was “on!” On April 14th, some of the group showed up and power-washed and scraped the peeling paint. Thelma (92 years old) and Frank (93 years old) had lived in that house since 1963. Though Frank’s knees give out and really hinder him, he was using his leaf blower in his driveway when the team arrived to begin the process. Thelma assisted Casey Eells as he readied the light fixture by the front door for painting. She wanted to be a part of the team that was helping them get the job done. Not bad for a 92 year old lady! The team painted the next day and gave the Lammeys back a spanking brand new looking house with graffiti removed and put a smile on their faces! The Grotto Group looks for opportunities to help in the community within the framework of the Grotto Group activities. They work to make the business community more successful, and the community at large, a better place to live. For more information contact Diane Moffat

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Summer Reading for all ages at the Caldwell Public Library runs from June 1st through July 31st. We’re focusing on fitness and health this year with the theme, “On your mark, get set, read!” Summer reading is easy: just read, log your reading, and win prizes! Pre-readers can log time parents spend reading TO them. Listening to audio books on car trips counts as reading. Reading e-books counts as reading. Reading to younger siblings counts as reading. It all counts!! Anyone can enter: preschoolers, kids, teens, or adults. Prizes include rodeo tickets, food coupons, free books,

and chances to win our grand prizes such as Roaring Springs tickets or day passes to the Western Idaho Fair. At the downtown library, we will have programs for kids on Wednesdays in June and July. At 11 a.m., the program will be geared for preschool age children, and at 1 p.m. the program will be primarily for kids age 6-12. Topics include bike safety, hiking at Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge, and learning new physical skills. Anyone is welcome to participate in summer reading! We encourage you to get a library card, but you don’t need one to participate. Make sure your kids

don’t lose those hard-earned reading skills over the summer – KEEP READING EVERY DAY. Why not earn prizes while you’re at it? See you this summer! In addition to Summer Reading, we have Baby Storytimes on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., and Preschool Storytimes on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. We have other non-weekly events; please see our website: for details. If you have questions, please contact the library or call Fiona May, Youth Services Supervisor (459-3242). You can also check the library website.


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Our Community

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Doing “The Next Thing!”

Her world changed on November 21, 2014, when her husband and best friend of 21 years passed away. This was the first time in her 56 years that she had to live and face life alone. Sue Wyman took a “Grief Share” class where she embraced the idea suggested, “to do the next thing,” to help her move forward. She continued to work as a kitchen manager in the Caldwell School District through the end of that school year before resigning, and in the spirit of doing the next thing during that time, she remodeled the two bathrooms and kitchen in her home. By that next fall, she found herself coming up to the first anniversary of the death of her husband, and she needed another “Next Thing” in her life. This began her “Tiny House” project. In late 2015 after checking it out to make sure everything worked, she bought a 20 ft. camp trailer for $300. Then on January 1, 2016, she took the next step enlisted the help of her father, Dale Sherman (82 year’s young), and tore it down to the kitchen and bathroom. At this point, not knowing how long it might take to complete, they moved it to Dale’s place which had a shop in which they could work on it out of the weather. Sue needed the extra help from her dad, as she had broken her foot during this period of time and was in a walking cast. Other friends helped at different points in time and she thought that no way could the woman who said she built one of these on her own, could have done it by herself. Sue and her dad worked together on the Tiny House every day except for about five days from January 1st to March 11th of 2016. Sue asked, “How many daughters can say they did something

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this big with their dad who is 82 years old?” It takes about 6 months or more for the average Tiny House to be built, but Sue says that they are not talking about a house being done by an 82 year old man and his 57 year old daughter. They worked obsessively and completed it in short order. Dale always built a fire in the wood stove to have the shop heated up for Sue before she would arrive and when she would be the slightest bit late, he would say, “I thought that you weren’t coming.” Sue wrote up her plans on a piece of paper of how she wanted it to end up. She changed her plans often as her father helped her and he would always say “okay,” but after about 10 changes, she felt that he began to look at her as if she was crazy! Some days she would go home saying, “I hate that house!” Dale was a man who could do just about anything and was always looking for a better way of doing something. In the beginning, when friends stopped by to check up on the house, he would say something like, “I don’t know about this, it’s her idea.” One of her dad’s friends would come by to check on it and just shake his head and later he told Sue that the Tiny House looked good and that they did a good job on it. Her dad even changed his opinion and when friends would stop by, he would say to them, “You got to see this thing, even the Idaho Power man had to take a tour.” Sue would never trade the experience of building this with her father. She said that this Tiny House has more memories in it than many a 10 year-old home, just because her dad was a part of building it and making it “one of a kind.” She probably put about $6,000 into it and says that new ones can cost between $25,000-$60,000 depending on how elaborate they are. The Tiny House is ready to move to Cascade to rest on a piece of land that Sue and her husband bought together years ago. The spot already has a concrete pad, electricity and a TV cable. She can’t wait to spend her first night in it up in Cascade and thanks everyone who had a hand in helping make this happen for her and for the healing in “doing the next thing” did in her life. She is now looking for the next, Next Thing! She wants to build a shop on her property in Caldwell to work on her many other projects like her yard art flowers, to which her dad said, “she has too many next things!” She said, “Never give up on your Next Best Thing or think that at 82 years old that you can’t do something this big. Thanks Dad! Hahaha!


D.L. Evans Breaks Ground!

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May 2016

L to R: Jim Reames (Senior Vice President-Retail Administrator), Jerry Smith (Western Idaho Area President), J.V. Evans (Executive Vice President), Scott Horsley (Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer), Mayor Nancolas, John V. Evans Jr. (CEO and President), Theresa Hardin (Chamber), Jim Thomssen (Vice President, Caldwell Branch Manager), Commissioner Tom Dale, Mike Grim (Banker-Caldwell), Michelle Gamble (Operation Manager-Caldwell), Katie Clark (Banker-Caldwell), Alison Adona (Teller-Caldwell)

On April 18th, the dirt flew as DL Evans Bank officials and city personnel broke ground on the corner of Blaine and South 10th for the construction of the new bank. The existing trees on the lot will be transplanted into the Caldwell Veterans Garden, a very nice re-use for them. The branch will be located at 919 Blaine Street and is expected to be completed in October, 2016. The site is right on the banks of Indian Creek across from the proposed theatre building and the plans call for a small patio on the creek side of the building for client meetings and other events. Since October of 2014, the bank has been at its temporary location right across the street from this new building site.!

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On April 9, Caldwell Fine Arts Festival students performed on Jewett’s stage before the ‘Shuffle’ concert. Alison Moulton, CFA Executive Director, offered the Pre-Show opportunity to the students. They had to audition for the honor and were selected by the festival judges that same morning. Adjudicators for the event were: Dr. Walden L to R: Josh Richmond and Katie Hughes Hughes, Tawna Love and (piano), Becky Nelson (accompanist), Hari Carol Sue White (piano); Gopalakrishnan (cello-graduating senior), Dawn Douthit (violin and Sylvia Hunt (accompanist), Ava Camilo (cello-graduating senior), Janine Schroeder viola); Carol Seitz White (accompanist), and Laurel Schroeder (violin) (cello); and Marilyn Short (early string entries).

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Caldwell Fine Arts Festival Honor Recitals Caldwell Fine Arts Festival Honor Recitals on April 24 in the Langroise Recital Hall featured students from through-out the Treasure Valley who performed at the non-competitive festival on April 9th. Honored graduates who participated in this festival for at least four years were Nash Johnson, Lennan Shitara and Jacob Winters (piano students); Nina Clark (viola); and Ava Camilo and Hara Gopalakrishnan (cello). Ribbons were presented to the performers according to the number of Superior ratings they have earned: Laurel Schroeder-12 (violin), Brandon Fine-10 (piano), Jenna Winters-10 (violin), Emma Page-9 (piano), Noella Rubens-9 (piano), Abigail Carlson-8 (violin), Natasha Rubens-8 (piano), Jacob Winters-7 (piano), Lina Zhu-7 (piano), Joseph Alvarez-6 (piano), Nathaniel Warren-6 (piano), Ava Camilo-6 (cello), Hari Gopalakrishnan-6 (cello), Claire Thompson-6 (violin), JiaMin Wu-6 (viola), BNB String Trio5, Jessi Winters-5 (violin), Ryker Bull-5 (piano), Nash Johnson-5 (piano), Emma Moulton-5 (piano), Shaydynn Nichols-5 (piano), Josh Richmond-5 (piano), Jenna Winters-5 (piano), Emilee Goettig-4 (piano), Katie Hughes-4

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L to R: Graduating Seniors: Jacob Winters (piano), Nina Clark (viola), Nash Johnson (piano), and Lennon Shitara (piano).

(piano), McKay (Kash) Leavitt-4 (piano), Maggie Shirazi-4 (piano), Brandi Vanderpool-4 (piano), Jefferson Payne-4 (violin), Jenna Waterhouse-4 (violin), Colton Rothwell-4 (cello). Instrument Pins were awarded to students who earned their third Superior rating this year: Amelia Alvarez, Seth Babbel, Lydia Beardsley, Emma Fisk, Avery Hawkins, Thart Htoo, Elijah King, Javier Lujan, Lennon Shitara, Jaclyn Slawson, Kierra Wiley and Josh Winters. They will be performers when they earn their next Superior award. Adjudicators for the event were Dr. Walden Hughes, Tawna Love and Carol Sue White (piano); Dawn Douthit (violin and viola); Carol Seitz White (cello); and Marilyn Short (early string entries). Piano teachers entering

L to R: Senior Cellists: Hari Gopalakrishnan and Ava Camilo.

students were Jory Beal, Lydia Brady, Anna Chapman, Rachel Cheney, Julie Harris, Walden Hughes, Sylvia Hunt, Pamela Matlock, Paul Moulton, Laurie Pinegar, Heidi Roberts, Janine Schroeder, Cori Strasser and Marjorie Weinacht. String teachers entering students were Peggy Miller, Melissa Nash, Julia Pope, Lorie Scherer, Janine Schroeder, Marliese von Huene, Lorie Scherer, Emily White, Nancy B. Wilson and Debbie Winters. Organizers of the event were Peggy Miller, Pamela Matlock, Debbie Winters and Cori Strasser, assisted by Paul Moulton, Karen Cornwell, Sylvia Marmon and Ana Lete. String students performed for judges at Treasure Valley Christian/ Faith Lutheran Church and piano students for judges at the College of Idaho Langroise Building.

Spaghetti Feed Raises Funds for CVMH

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On April 2nd, The Egg Factory (820 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa) held a Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for the CVMH (Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall). Two hundred and eighty dinners were served. All proceeds went towards funds needed for the completion the Veterans’ Hall project in Caldwell so more extensive services for Veterans may be available in the future.

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Double Shame! Stealing from a Veteran!

What a shame it is when someone steals anything, but even a double shame when you steal from a veteran! Veteran Dan Pugmire wore out two junker pick-ups using them for the past couple of years to develop and help build our Idaho Veterans Garden in Caldwell. So he bought a third “new-to-him” pick-up, getting a good deal from his neighbor, only to have it stolen 3 days later right out of the Idaho Veterans Garden. He said that this was the nicest pick-up he ever had. The gate to the garden was locked and so was the pick-up, but there was a spare key hidden inside. Pugmire, not feeling well that evening, got a ride home

from the Garden by his wife and left the pick-up locked up and inside the locked Garden gate. When he returned around 6 a.m. the next morning, he discovered that the truck was GONE! At first he thought it was a prank by one of his friends and as he checked them out, he finally came to the realization that someone had actually stolen it right out of the Garden. Dan couldn’t believe that anyone would be that low as to steal from a veteran. It really set him back to a place he had dug himself out of earlier. His sense of trust in people was once again broken and the place where he came to finally feel safe and secure was now broken. He asked God why, but eventually moved past that and knew he had to “let go” of this to survive again. He did not want something like this to “take control” of him again and since he couldn’t change what happened, he had to just move forward. He called the police about 7a.m. and described his pick-up as a 4-door, extended cab, 4-wheel drive, silver grey-colored 2000 Chevy Silverado. The pick-up had a big Idaho Veterans’ sticker on the back window and it had a toolbox across the back. So far there has been no sign of it. If you have information regarding

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this, call the Caldwell Police Department at: (208) 455-3115. HOW TO CONTRIBUTE... A gofundme account has been set up to help purchase a replacement pick-up for Dan to be used for his work at the Garden. It will expire after May 10th, so if you would like to contribute to help replace the truck, go to: https://www. and follow the steps. Another option: A bank account has been set up at Bank of the Cascades. You can go to any branch and make a deposit to the “Idaho Veterans Garden Truck Fund.” Any help would be appreciated to help restore some faith in people for Veteran Dan. There are plans to “wrap” the next truck in an Idaho Veterans Garden wrap, so it will be less likely to be stolen again and to be able honor Veterans and their service at the same time. Donations may also be made during the Idaho Veterans Garden’s Spring Fling Celebration at 305 West Belmont Street in Caldwell on May 7th from noon-3 p.m. The public is invited to attend. If you have any questions, you may contact Ron Manker at (208) 867-2655 or Mike Bull at (208) 995-6480.


Vallivue Breaks Ground for 7th Elementary School

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May 2016

Front to Back: Debbie Kling (Chamber of Commerce-Nampa), Theresa Hardin (Chamber of Commerce-Caldwell), Pat Charlton (Vallivue Superintendent), Carolyn Hamann (Vallivue Board Chair), Jeff Forsberg (Vallivue Board Trustee), Bryce Parker (Beniton Construction), Greg Chaney (State Representative), Jeff Hon (Vallivue Board Trustee), Bill Hamlin (Design West Architects), Sue Muchow (Director), Gary Johnston (Vallivue Assistant Superintendent), and Jim Coles (Design West Architects).

Vallivue School District #139, in partnership with Design West Architects and Beniton Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony for the 7th elementary school to be built in its district on April 1st and that’s “no fooling!” The new school’s address will be 19430 Ward Road at the intersection of Skyway Drive and Ward Road in Caldwell. It is slated to open in the fall of 2017.

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DeLaynie Dorsey (granddaughter-Caldwell), Kristie Dorsey (daughter-Caldwell), Michelle Katseanes (daughter-Blackfoot), Krosbie Katseanes (baby granddaughter-Blackfoot), Martha Dredge (mother-Blackfoot) and Cindy (shop owner) who is holding the block that she designed for the Hop, are in front of a quilt made with blocks from the shops involved. Cindy’s block, not in the quilt, is to be used in a table runner. Laura Pukstas wrote the instructions for Cindy’s Quilt Shop block.

Cindy’s Quilt Shop of Caldwell along with 11 other fabric stores from Idaho (Boise, Garden Valley, Kuna, Marsing, McCall, Nampa) and Oregon (Baker City, Halfway, Nyssa, Ontario) participated in a “Treasure Hop” between April 21-30 to raise funds for Project Linus, a volunteer-run nonprofit that provides blankets to children who are seriously ill, injured or in need of a warm hug at St. Luke’s and other healthcare providers and agencies. For the 10-day Treasure Hop, each store designed a unique house quilt block and assembled kits available for $6 each. Each shop donates $2 of the $6 purchase price to Project Linus with 75% of the proceeds going to the Western Idaho/Eastern Oregon Chapter and 25% going to the McCall area Chapter. There is one Grand Prize drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate from each shop for an adult completing the Hop and a gift basket prize drawing for a youth completing the Hop. The blocks purchased could be used in quilts, placemats, pillows and other handcrafted items. A Passport booklet with maps for each location and a time table to get from one place to the other was given to each participant. The ladies who showed up at Cindy’s Quilt Shop with Martha Dredge (matriarch of the family who lives in Blackfoot) on April 22nd came to purchase a kit on their trek to complete their mission. Kristie Dorsey of Caldwell

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As the weather turns warmer and we ramp up the outdoor activities, this is a great time to review what to do with some of those nasty scrapes and cuts. Most cuts do not need medical attention and can be taken care of at home with the following few tips. First, wash the cut out thoroughly with soap and water. Be sure to rinse out any dirt, glass or other material that could make your wound infected. Afterwards you can put light pressure on the wound with a clean cloth to stop any bleeding. If you cannot wash out the wound completely or your bleeding is still significant after about 20 minutes of pressure, then that would be a good time to call your nurse or doctor. Once the initial cut is taken care of, you can put Vaseline or a small amount of antibiotic ointment on it with a bandage until it fully heals. If your wound is fully through the skin, jagged, or wide, you likely will need stitches and should see your local urgent care. Any wound has a chance

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has been doing this Treasure Hop for as long as she can remember, between 10-15 years, and got the rest of the family involved. The others have been doing this between 3-4 years now. The next day, the group said that they were traveling to McCall to spend the night in a hotel to purchase the kits at the shops involved there before traveling on to the shop in Baker, Oregon. They look forward to this trip every year now. What a fun bonding experience for that family. There was a bus last year to take people to Baker, but not for this year and Cindy heard about it, so they will probably get the bus for next year’s Hop. Between 700-800 people participated in this Hop last year. This event pumps Caldwell’s economy because people spend the night in Caldwell and eat in our restaurants. In 2015, the fundraiser was expanded to include a campaign for a new respite house for rural patients and families served by the St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute in Fruitland. With support from cancer patient Pat Koehler, co-owner of Marilynn’s Pickets and Patchwork, last year’s Treasure Hop donated $2,552 toward construction of a one-story, 15,000-square-foot structure to house 10 rooms for patients and families plus four full-service RV spaces. For more details about the Treasure Hop, please see

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to get infected and I would watch out for any signs of fever, redness, swelling, draining of pus, warmth, worsening pain, or a red streak around the area. Some injuries need special care and attention. If your injury is dirty or deep, you should consider if you need a tetanus shot. Everyone should have a booster every 10 years, and if you haven’t, an injury is a great time to get updated. Some injuries are severe enough to need a vaccine if you haven’t had a booster in the last 5 years, so simply call your doctor if you are concerned. Animal or human bites can become quite a problem as well. Cat and dog bites tend to go deep into the skin and can deliver bacteria directly into the bones or joints. If an infection occurs, it will generally happen in the first day. You should seek medical treatment if your wound looks infected, you are concerned the bite may have broken a bone, you

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have diabetes, cancer, liver disease, HIV/ AIDS, a disease that causes you to have a poor immune system, or the bleeding will not stop after applying gentle pressure. In addition, if you are bitten by a bat, skunk, raccoon, fox, or coyote, you need to be seen right away no matter how small the bite is. These animals carry a high risk of rabies, which unless treated right away, is fatal in almost all cases. Have fun this summer and be safe! Dr. Michael Twomey is a 2nd Year medical resident in Caldwell’s Rural Track Training Program. He grew up in North Andover, Massachusetts, and attended medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.


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Girls Scout Troop #310 took a tour of the Caldwell Police Deparment with Officer Register and their leader, Brandi Lloyd. It started out good, until Officer Register realized they did not have any Thin Mints.

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The intersection of South 10th and Chicago became a flooded mess on April 23rd during the big rain storm that morning. The water flooded all the way to Fiesta Guadalajara. It was up to the fenders of the cars that passed through, causing big fishtails of spray. It looked like a boat race out there!



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May 2016

Fifty-one kids competed in this first annual “Robert J. Black Youth Open Tournament” held in Black’s memory. Tournament Volunteers pictured within this group are: Thelma and Ron Black, Phyllis Jewett, Kevin Owens,Harold Whismore, Amber Moe, Eric Saunders, and Nathan Tollman.

About an hour later, as I drove back through, the flooding had disappeared and the Caldwell Street Department had come to the rescue and unplugged the storm drain!

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passion with Harold for kids and the sport of bowling. Although the tournament is named after Robert, Harold is responsible for the commencement of the tournament. Harold Whismore is adamant that it is “all about the kids,” giving these youth a fair tournament and keeping the sport of bowling alive. The 51 kids who competed, each received at least a $25 scholarship. A total of $3,165 was dispersed in scholarship money. Among the 1st place winners were Dylan Ireland (Div.

Chris Bryant Caldwell’s Employee of the Month

Chris Bryant of the City’s Building Department was honored as the city’s “Employee of the Month,” during the April 18th Caldwell City Council meeting. Mayor Nancolas told attendees that Chris was always willing to work with developers and had a knack for “thinking outside the box” for ways to improve the City’s projects. Jarom Wagoner, Senior City Planner, nominated him.

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A), Dakota Cane (Div. B), Zack Garcia (Div. C), and Dana Sturm (Div. D). The first place team was made up of Austin Thompson, Zack Garcia, Dana Sturm and Dakota Cane. With additional scholarships of $150 for the boys was Zach Garcia with 250 pins over average and top girl was Dakota Cane with 249 pins over average. Thanks goes out to Harold, Caldwell Bowl, Ron & Thelma Black, the sponsors, and volunteers that made this tournament possible! It was a great event! Long Live Bowling!

For two Saturdays in early April, Caldwell Bowl hosted its first annual “Robert J. Black Youth Open Tournament.” Caldwell Bowl employee Harold Whismore, tournament founder, launched it with an inspiration shared by his friend, Robert Black, who is now gone, but not forgotten. Robert J. Black, a 1991 graduate of Caldwell High School and owner of Black Smith Signs, suffered a fatal seizure on April 30, 2015, while working in Caldwell. Robert shared his


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When asked by the Council, “Why the unusual head pieces,” the reply was “to draw attention to their group.” That was an understatement! Ha! When Vision Charter School’s robotics team, Beauty Bot and the Beasts, compete in competitions, everyone takes notice! The smiles upon the Chamber members’ faces from that explanation showed their appreciation for the genius in that concept. Pretty smart idea! The mayor proclaimed April 18th as “First Day,” honoring this robotics team as an example to inspire young people to become science and technology students in the state of Idaho and to encourage them to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning paths throughout their education. The team competed the last weekend of April in the First Tech World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri after the publication of this edition. We will report their results in our June edition, but to find out sooner how they did, go to their facebook page: www.facebook. com/BeautyBot2997.

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are still your best choice until the first week of June. If you can find a slow back eddy that is created by a rock or log, a dry fly can be used but with the late April weather, you will be hard pressed to find those places until the end of the month. When top fly fishing, you need to check the bugs that are flying around you. Stone flies and May flies are popular picks to use throughout the spring and summer. Lake fishing is still going to be a lot of bottom fishing as the lakes are still receiving runoff and the water will be murky. Corn, roe and worm are good choices still. Wilson Pond (1600), Marsing Pond (900), Horseshoe Bend Mill Pond (900) and the Caldwell Rotary Ponds (1600) will all be receiving plenty of fish to keep everyone busy and having fun. Settlers Park Pond in Meridian will receive a lesser amount (300) but it should still create plenty of enjoyment. If you are looking to fish the rivers and streams but do not fly fish, you will need to use a heavy sinker to get to the bottom with a worm or a heavy spinner or rooster tail type of lure (1/4 oz for rivers 1/8 oz for streams). Top water plugs will still see minimal results due to the murky water and the speed of the water. If you are bass fishing, a dark colored tube bait bounced along the rocks is still your best option. Next month, Catfishing and Chinook fishing will start to pick up as will top water fishing. In the meantime, keep an eye on those water and weather reports in order to stay safe. Good luck, be safe and go wet a line.

I’ve been in the landscape and maintenance business for over thirty-five years and in my own business for thirty years. That being said, I’m going to shatter some watering methods that have been taught for years. First of all, if you have an automatic sprinkler system, you must know what you have and how to operate them. Don’t mix different types of sprinklers heads on the same zone and match the gallon rates to the area covered. For example; a rotor is typically a single stream of water that rotates back and forth and covers a large area, usually 30 ft. A pop spray is a fixed stationary pattern usually with small droplets of water. In pop sprays, it is easier to match gallon rates because a half pattern of fifteen ft. is two gallons a minute and a quarter pattern is 1 gallon a minute to half a minute.

May 2016

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A rotor is a little more difficult because you can make a rotor do any pattern and you have to put in the right nozzle for gallons and distance. Say for a thirty-foot, full-circle head, you typically use a four-gallon a minute nozzle and for a thirty-foot quarter pattern head, you would install a one-gallon a minute nozzle. A quarter pattern head will go back and forth four times before the full circle can complete one circle. In both instances, the amount water on the ground is the same, allowing for even precipitation throughout. Pop sprays can accomplish adequate precipitation in 10-15 minutes and rotors in 30- 45 minutes. Don’t over water. If water is running off the ground and down the street, the ground can’t absorb anymore water. You may have to water short run times and more

Plant Health Clinic The Idaho Master Gardener’s will be hosting free Plant Health Diagnostic Clinics where the public can come to the office to receive information on what is wrong with their plants, trees, lawns or gardens. This service provides research-based solutions to their problems rather than trying to simply sell a product. You can’t always believe everything you read on the internet, and what applies to gardening in Georgia may not apply to gardening in Idaho. Local experts are here to help residents garden and grow successfully in Idaho.

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frequent cycles to give your lawn what it needs. Now for the kicker, I highly recommend watering at the heat of the day, between 1-8 pm. But why? Won’t you lose a lot to evaporation? Yes, a little bit but your lawn is like you when you are hot and thirsty. At 2 p.m., you drink water to cool down and when you sweat, you cool down from the evaporation. By watering during the heat of the day to take the stress off the lawn, cooling the soil surface down, you actually use less water in the long run. Ever see a farmer not water during the day? My thirty years has taught me that this works best on most soil types. Give it a try and let me know. Until next time, Pat. by Rich Guggenheim, UI Canyon County Extension Office

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I was out and about towards the end of April when something caught my eye: A May Fly. When it comes to dry fly fishing, few flies are more popular early in the season than the May Fly. While it is still a bit early to use a dry fly due to the turbulent waters, it does mean that spring has sprung and that soon back eddies and slack water spots will be arriving. While back eddies are always around when the water is high and fast, they are tough to spot and are dangerous due to the undertow current they can create. Wading out into streams and rivers can be a dangerous task, so make sure you have stable footing and waders that can take the cold and are properly sealed. As is the case in my reports early in the year, no matter how you are planning on fishing or where you plan on going, you need to check the weather and the water levels. The rain that was received in the lower elevations was snow in the higher elevations. This means that runoff is not complete and the water will continue to be cold and full of silt. Waters will continue to run high and dirty until the end of May and even into the first week of June. But do not fear those of you who are looking forward to dry fly season, the end of May usually marks the first solid week where the water is clear enough and slow enough that a dry fly can be used. May is a great time for fishing. Bass start moving closer to the surface as do the larger trout. Chinook are planted in Lucky Peak and while they are small in size, they will grow rapidly and are a fun fish to catch no matter the size. Indicator fishing for those who fly fish usually ends by the end of May, but that does not mean that wet flies are obsolete. Lures become easier to use as the water slows as well. For those that fly fish, nymphs


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Joe Ross caught this small mouth bass down on the Snake River between Marsing and Homedale. This “smallie” was 16” long and looked to be fat with eggs still (pre-spawn). The fish was released and he encouraged everyone to practice “catch and release” of all bass.

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May 2016


Planning and Planting Your Vegetable Garden


by Rich Guggenheim, UI Extension Office

plant your vegetables. Select vegetable plants that are free of signs of insect or disease. Also avoid plants that are root-bound in their containers. When purchasing vegetables, it’s important to consider the days to harvest. Our shorter growing season means you want to select plants which have shorter days to harvest. Be sure to space plants according to the label directions and plant vegetables in groups according to light and water requirements. A good drip system can help save water and reduce the occurrence of weeds and diseases in your garden. Cool season crops, such as spinach and cabbage family

plants can be planted early in the season, as they are tolerant of light frosts and prefer cooler weather. Warm season crops are intolerant of frosts and need to be planted after dangers of frost have passed. These include beans, tomatoes, squash and melons. Maximize space by planting on trellises to utilize any vertical space in your garden. The University of Idaho Extension has put together a resource called “Planning an Idaho Vegetable Garden.” This and more Idaho-friendly gardening resources may be obtained by contacting your local University of Idaho Extension Office or calling 459-6003.

Become a Junior Master Gardener Mentor

by Rich Guggenheim, UI Extension Office

If you think teaching youth how to grow their own food, create & maintain a school garden and teach them about entomology and so much more, the U of I’ Canyon County Extension Office wants you! Training will be held May 18 & 25 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Canyon County Extension Office (501 Main St., Caldwell). We are starting a JMG (Junior Master Gardener) Club this summer, and are also providing a training for any adult who is interested in starting their own club. This can be done with 4-H

clubs, schools who would like to offer it in conjunction with their curriculum as it meets certain standards, as an afterschool program, home school program, scouting or other youth development organizations, libraries, community gardens, churches, etc. Adults will learn how to register clubs, order curriculum materials, what is required, and how we will support them in their role as mentors for the program. Youth will participate in gardening projects both individually as well as in a group

and will need to complete a service-based learning project to earn certification as a Junior Master Gardener. Topics will include water conservation, soil management, entomology, and gardening topics. The JMG program is also available in Spanish and I would love to have bi-lingual or Spanish speaking individuals interested in becoming a mentor in our class so we could have Spanish speaking JMG clubs! For more information call (208) 459-6003 or shoot an e-mail to:

Eagle Scout Project Serves Idaho Veterans Garden

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by Leora Summers, Editor

Staining the beds. Zack Dufoe (red shirt), Nickolas Dufoe (blue shirt), Darnell Sitton (gray shirt), Camron Manker (supervising).

Camron Manker, son of Veteran Ron Manker, chose to make a difference for veterans through his Eagle Scout project. Camron, is a 17 year-old Junior at CHS and belongs to Troop 276. His dad, Ron Manker, an Idaho Air Guard Veteran of 27 years, was one of the key people along with other veterans and a group of realtors who helped develop the Garden in Caldwell a couple of years ago to provide a place of comfort for

families of servicemen and for those who have suffered PTSD and other service-related injuries. On April 3rd, Camron organized a group of 21 friends, Scouts and family members to stain the 34 raised garden beds to spruce them up and to help them last longer. Regarding the veterans, Camron said, “I wanted to help them because it benefits a lot of people who are returning veterans or retired soldiers. The returning

or retired soldiers deal with a lot of emotions when they come back from war. So I wanted to help them, and with staining the beds, I felt that I was giving back to them for their sacrifice.” To be able to do his Eagle project, he had to work his way up from a Tiger Cub to a Life Scout. He’s been in scouts since the fifth grade. He said that the purpose in doing a project is not only a way to help the community, but also a way to see if a Scout can put together a responsible project that has many steps and be able to complete it on time. The Scout also has to show leadership by guiding a group of people to get it done. The project took four hours to complete, but took him several hours to get everything planned out and set up to make it a success. Of the project, Camron said, “It was worth the time spent. The beds look amazing and will last longer now. The veterans served our country, so I felt the call of duty to find a way that I could serve them back.” Well done Camron!

They say “April showers bring May flowers,” so this is the time of year when we begin the process of preparing our gardens for planting. A while back, when I began preparing the earth by spading up the ground to plant my tomatoes, peppers and cantaloupes, something unusual happened. As I pushed the shovel into the dirt with a heavy foot and pulled back, the earth came up along with something else. I shook it off and had to laugh. I put it on the lawn and continued to dig up the garden, finding one after another of these mystery items, laying them side by side. It was like a treasure hunt. I couldn’t stop laughing and shaking my head! By the time I finished my chore, there were about 12 of them in all. As I went into the house, I remembered once telling my daughter and then later, my exchange daughter, to always keep their bedroom doors shut when they were not in there and to keep their clothes off the floor! Obviously that had not been the

by Leora Summers, Editor

“WHAT? It must have been the neighbor’s dog!”

case according to my harvest of the day. I had harvested 12 pairs of panties that had obviously been planted by “Katydidit,” our dog, who opportunistically retrieved them from their bedroom floors. “Katy,” as we call her, had done her own “spring planting” over time, living up to her full name. Who did it? Katy did it! The answer to the question in our house of “Who did it?” was always the same, “Katydidit!” It is just too bad that panties don’t grow on vines when planted. That year, I mailed panties from Katydidit to my exchange daughter in Germany as a Christmas gift, because Katy owed her.

SIBA Computer-Aided Training for Birding by Harold Ward, Presenter

On Thursday May 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Harold Ward will present a program on Computer-Aided Training (CAT) for Birding. This is a new improved way to identify birds in our area. He will discuss a new, free website that has come online in the last few years that offers about the best experience you can have to learn what birds look like and what they sound like apart from observing them in person. This program will demonstrate the website and its great features. The website is accessible 24/7 all year long and it covers ALL of the birds in the Americas. He will give you the web address during the presentation. Photo by J. Callsen Martinez

Spring is here which means it’s time to start planting your vegetable garden. One thing to do before planting your garden is a soil test. The University of Idaho Extension Office will help you with that. Soil tests tell you what fertilizers you need to add to the garden when you prepare it in the spring. It is also important to add three to four inches of wellaged, plant-based organic matter each year. Till it into a depth of six to eight inches to help with air and water infiltration and nutrient uptake. Once you have applied fertilizers based upon your soil test results and incorporated organic matter, you now have a beautiful bed of soil in which to

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During the April Chamber meeting, Jim Thomssen honored Dave Kerrick with a plaque as he announced Kerrick Law as the Business of the Month. Dave recognized his employees Barbara McAlister (now retired), Cindy Rowell and his faithful employee, Jan King, who was unable to attend the meeting. In usual Dave Kerrick humor, he told the group that his business has been in Caldwell for 35 years and “If you just stick around long enough, you can get an award.” Photos by Leora Summers Dave Kerrick is a licensed attorney and has his practice and office for Kerrick Law at 1001 Blaine Street in Caldwell. Dave was born and raised in Caldwell, graduated from the U of I Law School in 1979 and has been a member of our community for many years. He specializes in business, estate and property law. Congratulations! Carol Wheaton Howell of Idaho Independent Bank in Caldwell was awarded a plaque during the April Chamber luncheon, where she was announced as Chamber Ambassador of the Year for January-December of 2015. She spent many hours attending ribbon cuttings and many other Chamber functions throughout that year. Congratulations Carol! The Chamber welcomed the Nampa Family Justice Center as a new member during their April luncheon. According to their brochure, the Nampa Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence and sexual assault through prevention and response by providing comprehensive, client-centered services in a single location. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and/ L to R: Joni Buckley (Finance & Grants), or child abuse, FREE help is Kelly Gibbons (Events Coordinator), available. Call (208) 475-5700. Kieran Donahue (Canyon County Sheriff).

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AMFEC Breaks Ground!

by Leora Summers, Editor

On April 25th, city dignitaries and chamber members welcomed and broke ground with AMFEC (American Food Equipment Company) officials for their food processing equipment manufacturing plant at their new location at 4814 E. Linden Road in Caldwell. They manufacture mixers, tumblers, stuffers, conveyors and more. This California-based company’s $7.7 million facility will sit on 10 acres in the Sky Ranch Business Park in Caldwell by the Airport. The California company had no room to expand, so was turning customers away. Bringing it to Idaho helped solve that problem. It will bring about 100 new jobs to our community with an average salary about $13,000 higher than the average Canyon County salary. The plant is expected to be up and working by late fall of 2016.

Nickels and Dimes

I’ve been staring into my crystal ball as a break from entering tax returns and it has shown me a rather disturbing future. Not in the immediate future mind you, but generations from now. It’s a future wherein very few people have actual full-time jobs. Now, I don’t believe those stories we read every now and again about the coming economic crash, wherein we all live in bunkers and those without guns, stores of food and gold will not survive. First off, think that through – what value will gold have in this post apocalyptic landscape? There isn’t much the average person can use it for other than jewelry, its value as a means of exchange is minimized by its weight and the person with the gun gets the gold anyway. In order for those visions to come true, the military and police will

have to abandon their positions and our entire society would have to break down before the economic meltdown – not after. The real threat to our current lifestyle is one of our own creation, the continued advances in science and the advance in artificial intelligence. Robots and computers are replacing more and more of our employment opportunities now, and that trend will only get more pronounced as the equipment and software improve. By the time my great-grandchildren start looking for work, they will have significantly fewer opportunities in the traditional fields and even though new jobs that we can’t imagine yet will surely be created, they will probably be incredibly competitive requiring a specific

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skill and mind set. There is the chance that society will change simultaneously and the value currently placed on hard work and intelligence will be supplanted with a more socialistic mindset. But, I don’t see that as a very realistic possibility, utopia is still a pipe dream. My advice for you and your children is to start building generational wealth now. Save and invest anything extra you can and encourage your children to do the same. Live beneath your means and invest wisely in a well diversified portfolio. Support your parents and encourage your children to support theirs as well. In return, don’t spend their inheritance – your future generations will thank you.

Embezzlement–An Inside Job

According to Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Taylor, $250 billion are lost in the workplace every year and 70-80% of company and business theft losses are “internal.” That is something to really take notice of if you are a business owner. Small businesses are prime targets. The people involved are often people that you’ve hired and have given your trust to. The most common theft is the misappropriation of funds. This is embezzlement. It usually takes about 18 months before a business owner figures out that this is happening to him/her. As employers, pay attention to the circumstances in your employee’s lives. When incentive, opportunity and rationalization come together, a climate is created where the situation may become “ripe” for internal theft. One incentive includes personal issues causing financial struggles, whether it be medical expenses, credit card debt or the result of one’s vices (gambling, drinking, etc.) and others. Sometimes an employee has some sense of entitlement to what he/she steals, thinking that it is either “owed” to him/her or that it won’t

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hurt the employer because they “can afford” the loss. Sometimes it begins with, “I will just borrow it and put it back later” and then later, never happens. Take notice of territorial and workaholic behavior, where the employee “defends” his/her desk, computer, etc., letting no one near them and/or he/she refuses to take vacations, works overtime and wants to take work home with him/her, avoiding having someone take over while he/she is away. Extravagance such as buying expensive items beyond their means sends off another signal. Over-familiarity, becoming unusually close to a vendor or client, making personal deals with them saying things like “cut the check to me because I get a great discount and I’ll pay it for you,” is a red flag. Then when the bill doesn’t get paid and things don’t add up for the employer. Do you have disgruntled customers to whom promises may have been made that you were not privy to? Is your company “in the red” and things just don’t “add up” to what you think they should be? Another indicator might be if an employee does a “vanishing act” and suddenly disappears never to return. Hmm... Opportunity arises with the

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lack of preventative measures. Be proactive to help insure that this won’t happen in your business. Review your hiring practices. Carefully prescreen and hire the right employees. Put a “Loss Prevention Policy” into place describing what circumstances the company considers “theft,” be it something as simple as taking a pen or a ream of paper to “cooking the books.” Have multiple hands on the finances. This puts peer pressure on someone when they think that someone else is watching them. Review accounts monthly. Have surprise audits and let them know that you will be having them. Have customer interactions with directly with you for deals made. If you suspect things are not as they should be in your business, begin the process to document what is going on so you can figure it out and correct the situation. So now everyone, before you go home from work, check your pockets to make sure you didn’t accidentally take home that office pen, because that just might be considered “theft” in the office’s “Loss Prevention Policy.” If you did, be sure to bring it back the next business day!

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by Madeline Buckendorf (with thanks to Jan Boles and Churck Randolph)

Another enthusiastic rose grower was Justin (Jess) B. Gowen, mayor of Caldwell from 1909 to 1910. Gowen was actively involved in many service and civic organizations, including Kiwanis, Masons, and National Guard, and served in many state and local Republican political offices. He served as president of the Caldwell Rose Society in 1933, and promoted Boone’s dream of a municipal garden in Caldwell. After seeing pictures of the numerous landscaped gardens at the 1933 Chicago “Century of Progress” Exposition, Gowen developed a five-year plan for planting and shaping a new Caldwell park on a smaller scale. He worked closely with Dick Beatty of the City Water Department for selecting and developing the right site. The location chosen, though at the time considered “off Historic postcard of the Caldwell Rose Gardens, the beaten path,” was near the southwest slope of Canyon circa 1935-1945, found in archives of the Boston Public Library Hill close to an existing pumphouse and new wells for city water. For the next three years the rose garden project was In 1895, Caldwell’s Presbyterian minister and College promoted to civic groups, businesses and individuals. The of Idaho founder, William Judson Boone, ordered six federally-funded Works Progress Administration provided pots of tea roses for 25 cents from his native state of workers to terrace the hillside with riprap, in order to provide Pennsylvania. After they arrived via train, he planted more “hanging” beds. By 1937, over 1900 rose bushes were them around his house at 816 Belmont Street and tended planted. Local organizations and individuals had donated them carefully. According to a 1936 article written by The over half of the plants; the others were purchased by the Caldwell Tribune’s newspaper manager, Aden Hyde, “From City of Caldwell. In 1938, two years after his death, the “President Boone” that beginning can be traced Caldwell’s fondness for roses.” hybrid rose made its debut in Caldwell’s rose garden. The Boone’s influence in the Caldwell community remained strong during his tenure at the College of Idaho, and many deep red rose had been developed by a California floral of the city’s leading families began to cultivate large rose company, and over 100 bushes were planted in a bed gardens and other flowers. He also started the Caldwell dedicated to Boone’s memory. The garden’s superintendent, Rose Society, and became the Idaho president of the Jess Gowen, passed away in 1939; he was remembered as American Rose Society. By 1931 the community’s first the man who taught many young people to start and care annual Garden Show was held, which consisted a tour of for roses. A year later, the Caldwell Municipal Rose Garden several home gardens. The tour route included Boone’s own again made the news. The Idaho Statesman reported that garden of 500 roses, Aden Hyde’s brand-new garden of 400 when the Union Pacific’s first-class train The Portland Rose roses at the corner of S. 18th Ave. and Everett Street, and Special stopped in Caldwell, College of Idaho “girls” met most of residences along Dearborn Street between S. 9th it with 250 roses. They gave each passenger a bloom and then decorated the dining car’s tables. This tradition was and College avenues. continued for many years. by Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

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Remember Steve Jordan? His story was told in our March edition. I had delayed meeting him after my neighbor, Arnold Hernandez, told me that I just had to “meet this guy,” as my next couple of months were so busy. So finally in February I had Arnold set up a meeting with Steve to hear his story. At the time, I didn’t realize how timely that was, for on March 28th, Steve Jordan passed away. He was 86 years old. After that article came out, I received a letter from a woman who wrote that she contacted Channel 4

tears. At one point taps was played in the parking lot and drinks were toasted in his honor. One special friend of Steve’s was Rici Lowe. Rici spent many holidays, Sundays and time with him during the week at the Acapulco, where Steve often went. To Rici, Steve was her family and the feeling was mutual. Steve once told her, “We are two peas in a pod” and their life circumstances made them

“family.” Rici often gave Steve a ride home from the Acapulco. Their bond was strong. During the event, it was obvious that Steve had impacted the lives of so many in his unassuming ways. Steve was buried in the Idaho State Veteran’s Cemetery. An open house was held on April 18th at the Legion Hall in Caldwell where about 40 friends and family gathered to share stories and to celebrate his life.

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about Steve’s cans of films of his outdoor adventures because in the article, Steve said that he didn’t have the energy, money or time left to edit them into the films that he wanted to produce from them. In hindsight, I think he knew his time was running out. At this time, the films are in the possession of one of his daughters, who said that she will be exploring which avenue would be the best to preserve and do something with them. She also wants them

preserved. There are several possibilities and time is needed to decide which way to go. It is good to know that they will not be lost or forgotten. On April 6th, an event was held at the Acapulco in Caldwell, a place Steve considered home, for his friends who wished to honor and remember him. Many stories were told and though people were sad at his passing, the feeling of love for their friend was felt all around and there were smiles through some

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The advent of World War II drew local attention away from the Caldwell Rose Garden, and a succession of hard freezes took its toll on the plants. After WWII, local pioneer and former druggist Alva E. Sutton pushed to rehabilitate the rose garden. Local florist Arthur Simpson became the garden’s superintendent and helped bring back the site to its former glory. All sorts of groups, from Boy and Girl Scouts to church congregations, helped plant and tend the rose beds. During the 1950s and 1960s, the number of rose bushes swelled to approximately 5,500, with 120 species represented in the garden. Caldwell’s rose garden was feature along with Seattle’s Woodland Park in the June 7, 1964 edition of The New York Times. Caldwell’s Municipal Rose Garden continued to grow and thrive for the rest of the 20th century. In 1986, the University of Idaho’s Cooperative Extension Program developed an information bulletin about growing roses. In the section entitled “Idaho Rose Gardens,” Caldwell’s garden was featured, along with those in the cities of Boise, Nampa, Lewiston and Pocatello. Caldwell had by far the largest amount of rose bushes—5,300, with Boise’s Julia Davis Park coming in second with 2,600. The garden became a popular place for special events, especially wedding ceremonies. Focus on other civic volunteer projects and several recent hard freezes have again taken a toll on the Municipal Garden. The terraced plots on the hillside are empty, and many of the lower beds are missing plants. There is presently a grassroots movement to rehabilitate the garden and bring it back to its former glory. Time will tell whether Caldwell citizens, businesses, and city government will make Caldwell a “Rose City” once more.

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For many years, Stacy has steadfastly supported this community through her work through the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, she married Dale Olson, but since his workplace was too far to commute and she had children in our local schools, they lived apart between their workplaces ever since, visiting back and forth. The time has come and Stacy and her daughter will be moving to Kennewick, Washington, to join her husband and to begin a new chapter in her life. She has always supported our community in her quiet, shy and unassuming ways.

Leora Summers (Caldwell Perspective) and Stacy Krajnik Olson (Caldwell Chamber) taking pictures at a ribbon cutting at Family Advocates earlier this year. No worries (no dents), it was Leora’s car!

to be a photographer, a tour guide and how to connect with people. A smile from a stranger makes all the difference when you’re moving to a new state. I’m going to miss the Idaho weather, friends, and family. I’m leaving Idaho, but know that my experiences over the last 10

years have opened my heart to this new adventure with my daughter and husband. I’m also looking forward to seeing my son grow and embrace his new journey after high school. ‘Donnavun, you have accomplished so much. Don’t ever let your epilepsy define who you are or let it slow you down.’” Theresa Hardin, the Executive Director of the Caldwell Chamber, also had some words to say about Stacy. “Stacy has done an excellent job as Office Manager and has being an asset to our organization during her 10 years with the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce. She has spent many hours assisting people who were relocating or calling in for information about Caldwell and the surrounding communities. Stacy multitasks with a smile and her quiet way makes everyone feel comfortable and welcome. She has excellent rapport with the many constituents served by our office including visitors, members, clients, employers, and other professional organizations. It has been fun to watch Stacy grow

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professionally and personally. The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors’ and staff wish Stacy and her family all the best for the future.” On May 31st, the Chamber will be holding a going away open house for Stacy from 4-6pm at the Chamber Office (704 Blaine St.). If you can’t come during that time, you are invited to just drop in anytime that day to bid her goodbye. She would love to see you before she goes. Good luck Stacy, and enjoy the next phase of your life! This community is sure gonna miss you.......

by Leora Summers, Editor

After all was said and done, Dr. Nicholas Massoth, drummer extraordinaire, won the 2016 People’s Choice Award during the Local Legends Concert on April 16th benefitting the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council and Destination Caldwell. The motto for that wonderful “tongue-in-cheek” trophy is, “Life is not fair! He who has the friends with the most money wins!” The act with the most money collected in their coffee can is deemed the winner of that treasured “People’s Choice” trophy. The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise funds by whatever means possible and this is one of the fun ways that it is done. P.S. Dr. Massoth is also a talented drummer who burned the house down with his performance during his “Five Minutes of Fame!” Congratulations!

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by Leora Summers, Editor

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She once almost performed at the Local Legends Concert in a group, The Supremes, but at the last minute she just couldn’t muster up the courage. Then a few years later, her confidence blossomed and she rallied and performed with the Dancing with the Stars program that was put on at Jewett Auditorium. Now, that was really brave! I have enjoyed taking photos side-by-side with her at Chamber events and ribbon cuttings for the past 17 months. I will really miss that shy smile and partner in crime. You don’t feel half as bad shooting photos in awkward positions if there is someone else beside you, shooting them with you. Ha! We have always worked hard to get “the curl” when the ribbon was cut. It was such a challenge. I will miss that with her. When asked about her experience with the Chamber and her thoughts and feelings as she leaves us, Stacy said, “I’ve enjoyed being a part of Caldwell’s growth over the last 10 years. I’ve learned

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Welcome back to the Caldwell Farmers’ Market 2016 season. The Market will open on Wednesday, May 11th at 3:00 p.m. We are happy to announce that most of your favorite vendors are returning along with some new faces for this season. On opening night, we will have a variety of vegetable starts, tomatoes, peppers and more. Available produce will be spinach, lettuce, kale and beet greens. The market will be returning to Arthur Street, downtown between Kimball and 7th Street, along Indian Creek. Come and throw a blanket on the grass and enjoy music. May 11 - Double Image May 18 - Spud Man May 25 - Flip Side Dinner and snack options will be available as well as baked goods. The market accepts EBT and debit cards, it is proudly sponsored by DL Evans bank and the City of Caldwell. For vendor information go to:

BOOK SIGNING AT RUBAIYAT Coinciding with the 2016 season opening of the Caldwell Farmers’ Market, new local author Jerry Summers will have a book signing at the Rubaiyat Book Store, 720 Arthur Street, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Forced into retirement because of bad politics, he has launched a new career in authorship with the debut of Uncontrolled Spin and Unmerited Favor, the first two books in a four book series.

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Summers has worked in internal affairs, police management and administration, rising through the ranks from patrol to police chief of McCall, Idaho, and has extensive law enforcement experience in patrol functions, investigations and crime scene reconstruction. He will be available to talk about his law enforcement experience and his books. At 5 p.m., Jerry will be reading a selection from book three.

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May 2016


Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones


Caught in the Act

by Leora Summers, Editor

Review by Michelle Ross ( US has ever seen. Dreamland the US. Quinones weaves together the Caldwell gets a shout-out by Sam Q u i n o n e s stories of the rise of the opiate pain about midway through the came up on my relief movement in the United book and a detective from the radar when it States, the specific targeting of Boise Police Department gets recently won opiate sales directly to doctors more than a passing reference the National though heaving marketing and for his early recognition that Book Critics the not-at-all-traditional-cartels what was happening in his award from bringing black tar into new community was unlike previous n o n - f i c t i o n . cities around America. These drug rings and the need to deal This riveting story follows three factors come together to with it differently, bringing a the history of black tar heroin create a fascinating story of bit of hometown interest to the coming out of northern Mexico people who are trying to bring national story. “After more than a decade in and how dealers found a steady relief to patients in pain, people and lucrative business by setting who want to make a dollar (or which chronic pain was treated up shop in the heart of America, millions) on that pain relief and with highly addictive medicine, targeting the white middle the young men from Mexico there still was no attempt to bring class. Over the past decade, this just looking to get enough cash the studies of pain and addiction seemingly unlikely clientele had to take home and make a better together. Specialists in pain and been prepped to make the jump life for themselves and their in addiction operated in different to the illegal drug after having families. The three perspectives worlds.” - Dreamland by Sam been prescribed legal opiates in create an intriguing look at the Quinones quantities never before seen in biggest illegal drug epidemic the

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Uncontrolled Spin by Jerry Summers, Format: Kindle Edition I began reading Uncontrolled Spin with a bit of hesitation. Having read a bit on the author, Jerry Summers, I feared the book may be a bit more factual and a little less entertainment. I was SO wrong. The way he adds in facts and covers every detail only builds up the characters and the story. The book is very well written, full of suspense, and weaves between characters seamlessly. I was immediately engaged and connected with all of the characters. The story progressed perfectly and yet it was

not fast enough. I couldn’t wait to move from one chapter to the next. The twists and turns in the story were so unexpected and yet realistic. Sean had me intrigued from page one. He is just on the line of confident and egotistical and yet he is charming and thoughtful. He is sharp in looks and in intelligence and we see it all play out in both his professional and personal lives. Seeing the different dynamics of Sean with Jessica, Bonnie, Mark, Evelyn and even his interactions with Wendy speak volumes of the character. Jerry Summers has done the

Book Review by Amy Perry, Rubaiyat At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon

Jan Karon is an American novelist who writes for both adults and young readers. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Mitford novels, featuring Father Timothy Kavanagh, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional village of Mitford. She has been designated a lay Canon for the Arts in the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy (Illinois) by the Rt. Rev. Keith L. Ackerman, SSC., and in 2015, she was awarded the Library of Virginia’s Literary Lifetime Achievement Award. At Home in Mitford is the opening book of a well-loved series, The Mitford Years, about an Episcopal priest in a classic small American town. The story is a lightly comedic social commentary about everyday life, with a mystery, a pregnancy, a

too-large dog and a boy thrown into the mix. Chapter one introduces Father Tim, the town of Mitford and Barnabas, the dog. From this foundation, Karon builds a community that is vividly real, peopled with characters that fit together like puzzle pieces. We follow Father Tim as he questions his value as a priest, Dooley the orphan’s civilizing, Barnabas the dog’s social skills.. While Jan Karon’s Mitford series is generally categorized as Christian literature, I would happily recommend it to anyone who enjoys social commentary. This is a gentle story that highlights kindness and community. Biblical quotes fit into the story line and the story is not “preachy.”

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Dr. John’s Pull-A-Part Cinnamon Rolls

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Editor’s Note: This would be a great addition to a Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch. Bundt Cake Pan 17 or 18 frozen Rhodes dinner rolls, either white or wheat 6 Tbs. butter (melted in small bowl) 1 cup brown sugar Cinnamon to taste Nutmeg to taste • First spray Bundt cake pan with Pam • Roll frozen rolls, one at a time, in the melted butter • Roll them, one at a time, in the brown sugar to coat them • Put them, one at a time, in the Bundt pan in two layers, spacing them apart • Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over top layer • Cover with plastic wrap lightly and let rise overnight or about 6 hours • Uncover and cook in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 30-35 min. Check often near the end. • Remove from oven and flip over onto large plate with a high rim to catch the drippings • Pull apart and enjoy! You can also do this in a tall 12 inch Dutch oven as long as the Bundt pan fits inside. Editor’s Note: I added raisins between the rolls. You could also add pecans if you like. This was absolutely a hit with my husband and guests! We had it warm from the oven for dessert after dinner! I could have eaten the whole Bundt pan’s worth all by myself!

May 2016

“Not Important...But Possibly Of Interest” by Wayne Cornell

I was that baby of our family. My closest sibling, age-wise, is 10 years my senior. My oldest sister, Claire, is 14 years older than me. Claire graduated from high school and went off to college before I started grade school. She sent me illustrated letters featuring the adventures of Homer, Ernie and Percy. Ernie was a worm, Percy was a beetle and Homer was a Mexican jumping bean. The trio got into all sorts of trouble. Mom read Claire’s letters to me and I looked at the drawings. Getting a letter from her was a big deal for me. Claire got married before finishing college, returned to this area and started a family. Once she volunteered to be a chaperone when our high school debate team went to a tournament in Pocatello. She would have been in her early 30s. When some drunken ISU football players threatened to break down the door of the room where the male debaters were staying, Claire came steaming to our rescue. The attackers decided they didn’t want to tangle with an angry “older woman.” About the time I finished high school, Claire, her husband Don and their family left Idaho and moved to the Seattle area. In 1966 I went off to Army Basic Training at Fort Lewis, Washington, about 20 miles from Claire and Don’s place. It might as well have been a thousand miles. We were quarantined because of a meningitis outbreak. Only parents and spouses could visit. One Sunday afternoon, a Drill Instructor came to the barracks and told me my mother was there to see me. I went over to the park where visits took place. There was sister Claire with a blanket and a picnic basket. She had gained admittance by claiming to be my mother. It was the high point of my stay at

Fort Lewis. For the rest of the time I was there, DIs continued to comment about my good-looking mother. In the years that followed, Sara and I kept in touch with Claire and Don. We shared their sorrow when their 16-year-old daughter was killed when a train hit her car. We were at their house in July 2002 when Don died. After that, we talked on the phone with Claire more often and always made a point of saying “We love you” before hanging up. Although she was in her late seventies when we visited eight years ago, Claire looked and acted like someone younger. After the 2008 visit, it became more difficult to contact Claire by phone. Then my nephew called to say his mom had apparently suffered several small strokes. When we visited two years later, my sister had turned into a tiny, emaciated, white-haired old lady. She could remember things that happened years ago but couldn’t remember anything from one day earlier. For the next five years Claire didn’t have much of a life, but she hung in there. Then, one day she started refusing to eat or take her medicine. It was obvious she was taking control. At 1:30, on a Sunday morning, in early April, our phone rang. Even before I answered it, I knew the call could only mean one thing. In one sense I am relieved my sister’s suffering is over. But it still hurts like hell.

A Special Surprise for Mom

Anonymous Donor Passes On

by Leora Summers, Editor

God Bless our anonymous donor who we highlighted in our April edition. She passed away in late April. She has now joined her husband, the man she honored who passed earlier, through her donation to the Caldwell Veterans Hall and the Idaho Veterans Garden. Their names will be chiseled on their memorial bricks at both places. She wished to remain anonymous, but her gift was recognized. She leaves you guessing. May she rest in peace.

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to my kitchen table where I sat working on the May edition of the Caldwell Perspective. He had a grin from ear to ear and said, “Mom I have a surprise for you!” Audie is usually found drawing or playing with Legos, so I asked what he had made for me and told him that I love surprises. He said, “I didn’t make it, but you have to come outside.” So

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excited, he opened the back door and with arms stretched wide, what he said next brought a tear to my eye. He said “Look Mom, at all these beautiful flowers for you,” while looking down in awe at all the dandelions that covered my yard. I have sat for hours looking out the window counting down the days until tax season is over so husband Michael (who is an accountant), could be home to take care of the disaster I call my yard. Until then, I just keep replaying Audie’s words and visualizing the excitement on his face. Now, as I put the finishing touches on the next publication and I give my eyes a rest looking out into the beautiful day, I am so in love with my yard and my flowers. I just had to see it through my Audie’s eyes.

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Canyon Bike Project Partners with Lincoln School

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by Leora Summers, Editor

L to R: Cody Nauta, Makayla Bell, Caralina Williams, Lilia Harris

Bikers in waiting....Nia Avelino, Jamie Roblero-Lopez, Toni Avelino, Brianna Hernandez, Jason Roblero-Lopez

Lincoln School is at it again. On April 20th, Channel 7 showed up to do a special report on the Canyon Bike Project and some of the kids who received bicycles. Four students were interviewed and demonstrated their riding skills as the cameras rolled. Five children were “bikers-in-waiting.” They were excited and can’t wait for their bikes to arrive. Bike helmets will go home with all students

receiving bikes, courtesy of the “Safe Routes to School” program. The Canyon County Bike Project is a joint effort between Canyon County Juvenile Probations, local bike shops, and LoveCaldwell. Pastor Jim Porter of LoveCaldwell heard of this program through Juvenile Probation Officer Ross Garven and felt it was a “good fit” with his group. People donate used bikes and through a special project, some of the kids on probation work to restore the bikes. Pastor Porter said, “It is a work of redemption where these kids can give back and feel good about themselves and what they have accomplished.” Principal Trish Stone commented that everyone involved in this project is doing it for the right reasons. The students receiving the bikes had to write an essay on why they wanted or needed a bicycle, giving them a part in “earning” their bike. After listening to some of the kids read their essays, Pastor Porter was asked how listening to those essays made him feel, to which he replied, “It makes you feel good that you helped this one, but a little sad that you can’t do it for all of them.” Principal Stone said that the students who wrote essays pretty much all got or will get their bikes. An application process to receive a bike has not yet been formalized, but one will soon be published. According to the Canyon Bike Project information, over one hundred bicycles have been received and refurbished through the program. To donate, ask a question, or donate a bike (contribution receipts are given) please contact LoveCaldwell at: of leave a comment at


Lincoln School “Puttin’ on the Ritz”

by Trish Stone, Lincoln School Principal

Everyone dressed fancy - for “Puttin’ on the Ritz” day. Staff members even taught our students a few special dance moves from the 30’s and 40’s. Lincoln School traditionally celebrates the beginning of the spring state testing season. We are ready to “Show What We Know!”

The NNU Jazz Revival band treated Lincoln staff and students to a wonderful morning of listening and dancing.

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Parma 4-H Club Partners with Idaho Veterans Garden

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Parma Partners 4-H Club from the Parma and Wilder areas began 5 years ago with 2 families and has grown to 21 families, and more than 40 members! Every year they perform a service project and decided when they heard that the IVG (Idaho Veterans Garden) wanted rocks painted by children for their vegetable garden, they knew that was the

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May 2016

SOROPTIMIST Club Holds Annual Awards Banquet

by Chantele Hensel, Publisher

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Award Winners, Front Row, L to R: Juana Espinoza (Live Your Dream Award), Kristin Contreras-Hopes Door (money grant), Amanda Smire- YMCA (money grant), Tiffany Nelson-Girl Scout Troop #310 (money grant), Susan Kelley-Women’s and Children’s Alliance (money grant), Kathy Soran-Operation Unmentionables (money grant), Lisa Uhlmann-Women’s and Children’s Alliance (money grant). Back Row, L to R: Brandy Lloyd-Girl Scout Troop #310 (money grant), Hailee Bruett (Ethel Penney Award), Ashlee Wangsgard (Live Your Dream Award), Brent Church-Salvation Army’s Baby Haven Program (money grant), Donna Shines-The Mentoring Network (money grant), and Juana Espinoza (Live Your Dream Award). Not pictured: Shared Hope (money grant) and Children of Peach International (money grant). is the organization’s major program which provides cash grants for women or programs that help women improve their lives, financially and in general, through financial help for additional education and training. Each year, more than one million dollars is disbursed through Soroptimist International organization

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Caldwell Lions Club member Lynn Johnson presented a check to Jim Porter, Chairman of LoveCaldwell. LoveCaldwell participates in many community events including the annual Compassion Clinic that has provided medical and dental services to almost 1,000 Caldwell residents. The volunteer organization also works with Canyon County Juvenile Probation repairing and restoring donated bicycles, getting them road-ready, and giving them to children who would not have them otherwise. If you are interested in the Compassion Clinic or the Caldwell Bike Project, you can find out more at:

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“A Century of Service”

to deserving women. Soroptimist, which loosely translated in Latin, means “Best for Women.” The club strives to help women and girls to be their best and to live their dreams. The “Live Your Dream Award” was devised to recognize the power of women and to inspire women to “live their dreams.”

by Leora Summers, Editor

Nikki Zogg Joins Rotary Nikki Zogg, Director of Southwest District Health, was welcomed as a new member to Caldwell Rotary Club on March 9th by President Mike Dittenber (left) and her sponsor, Dick Roberge (right). Nikki is one of five new members that has joined the club this past Rotary year. She has a PhD in Public Health and epidemiology. She replaced retiring director Bruce Krosch. The club now has 43 members from businesses throughout our community.

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The Soroptimist International Club of Caldwell, a 501(c)3 charitable oganization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment, held its Annual Awards Banquet at Kaley Center in Caldwell on April 21st. The Women’s Opportunity Award

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16473 Chicken Dinner Rd., Caldwell • 208-455-7975 •

An interactive map can be found at Designated drivers are encouraged – DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

6 Huston Vineyards 4 Hat Ranch Winery 13 Williamson Vineyards 4 Vale Wine Co.

2 Bitner Vineyards 9 Parma Ridge Winery

Calendar of Events: APRIL THROUGH MAY

19692 Williamson Lane

Mom’s Weekend at Williamson’s May 6th-8th 12-5 PM Complimentary flower and full glass of wine for all mothers.

BUY-ONE-GET-ONE 1/2 off bottle sale! Open Friday thru Sunday 12 Noon to 5 PM

No Tasting Fee For Mom On Mother’s Day!

Complimentary Chocolate Truffles To Moms Only Mother’s Day Special Buy a 4-pk of Wine And Receive One Bottle of Late Harvest For $1

Friday-Sunday 12:00–5:00 p.m. 16645 Plum Rd., Caldwell • 208-455-1870

Bud to Blossom: Photo Contest Sunnyslope is picture perfect when the orchards are in bloom and the fields are a patchwork-quilt of colors. This is a great time to drive out and enjoy all that the scenic Sunnyslope Wine Trail has to offer. Invite your friends and family to tour this beautiful countryside. Bring your sense of adventure and your camera! Showcase your favorite shot on Sunnyslope Wine Trail Facebook page for a chance to win a fantastically floral and wine-rific themed gift basket. The winner will be announced the first week of June! There is no cost to participate. Participants must be over 21.

for Mother’s

(Proof of Children Not Required!)

Tasting Room Hours

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12-5 p.m.

MAY 7th FROM 11AM - 3PM

Bud to Blossom: Art & Wine in the Park held at the Marsing Island Park right on the Snake River. New this year-the Sunnyslope Wine Trail will be partnering with the Marsing Chamber of Commerce and the Bureau of Land Management on their Art & Wine in the Park event. This collaborative effort will be the feature of the Sunnyslope Wine Trails’ Bud to Blossom event. Drive out to the trail to see the splendor of spring colors and stay to see the amazing work of numerous local artists and why not try some local wine while you are here. Enjoy a glass of wine and the local art culture while soaking in the views of the scenic Snake River. Watch our website or facebook for updates.

MAY 6th - 8th FROM 12 to 5PM

Mom’s Weekend on the Trail The Sunnyslope Wine Trail thinks that moms rock! We know you do to. So we invite you to bring your mother out to the trail for this open-house weekend. Each winery will be offering something a little different: concerts, complimentary flowers, special tastings and more. More information about tastings, specials and sales coming soon. Tasting fees may apply and are set by the individual wineries.

15343 Plum Rd., Caldwell, Idaho Bring Mom to Parma Ridge for Mother’s Day Weekend!

Parma Ridge Red Wines Now Available! 30 Orig % OFF Paininal Oil by S tings te Lindphanie sey

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Special Menu Created by Chef Storm Make your reservation for May 6th or 7th!

Open Memorial Day All Day Happy Hour 12-5 PM

We are extending our hours after Memorial Day!


Idaho Wine Month

AUGUST 20th FROM 2 TO 5 PM Sunnyslope Wine Trail Festival Visit us online for updates and ticket information.

Watch our website for Sunset Dinners! (208) 946-5187

Hours: Open Weekends Friday 12-7 PM, Saturday 12-5 PM & Sunday 11 AM-5 PM Happy Hour Every Friday 4-7 PM