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Never Underestimate the Power of Passion
Businessman Mark Cuban once said “It is not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.” The City of Caldwell Steve Fultz has moved from the “dreaming” stage to the “doing” phase of development. Over the past few weeks, we have participated in ground breaking ceremonies for the new Downtown Indian Creek Plaza and Fresca Mexican Food’s new processing plant (in Sky Ranch Business Center). We see great progress being made on the construction of the new C of I library. Also, Caldwell has had recent announcements of new businesses coming to downtown including the State Bird Public House Restaurant and the re-opening of the expanded Horsewood Restaurant (coming this Summer for lunch!). The building housing “Story & Company Consignment” is in process of a major overhaul, with the removal of the metal façade and restoring of the original design. The City is also
Idaho Veterans Garden riders enterance at the 2017 Idaho Veterans Garden Spring Fling.
Caldwell on the Move
by Steve Fultz, Caldwell Economic Development
reviewing numerous permits for new single and multifamily residential construction throughout the community. But as we move past the “dream” stage into the “doing” phase, there comes some temporary inconveniences. The construction season brings with it road closures and traffic re-routing. The south end of Smeed Parkway, through Sky Ranch Business Center is closed until later this summer for the realignment of the roadway. While this project was identified in the City and Airport Master Plan, due to the increased development activity (i.e. American Food Equipment Co., Fresca Mexican Foods, Johnson Thermal, Strider Group), this project quickly became a priority. There is also discussion of an extension of Skyway Drive east to/past KCID Road. This expansion is tentatively scheduled for first half of 2018. The reconstruction of 21st Ave. in Caldwell is also a result of the City Master Plan and added demand of the facility.
This project is a connectivity project incorporating other roadway projects, including the expansion of Highway 20/26, Aviation Way, and the I-84 exit 29 intersection. Construction for this phased project is due for completion in late Summer/ early Fall 2017. Construction will cease temporarily during the Canyon County Fair and Caldwell Night Rodeo. Construction will soon begin on Arthur Street between 7th and Kimball for the development of the Indian Creek Plaza. This road will be closed until January 2018, but please note that business along that roadway will remain open with sidewalk access, so please show them your support during this time and continue to shop! The City of Caldwell is certainly on the move…and we thank you for your patience as we grow! Through the efforts and energy of our partners and our citizens, Caldwell development will continue to transfrorm the lives of our families as well as our economies.
The Honorable Judge Juneal Kerrick Please be seated!
Yes, it’s true! After many, many years working in the legal system, the Honorable Judge Juneal Kerrick officially retired on Friday, March 31st of this year. Her road to the bench took a few twists and turns along the way. Born and raised in Idaho Falls, the oldest of four children, three girls and a boy, she had always wanted to be a teacher, since all the women in her family were teachers. After high school she attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and earned a degree in English with a teaching credential. Upon returning to Idaho Falls, she taught English for two years before going to the University of Idaho for summer school to start working on a master’s degree. By the end of the summer, the English Department needed a teaching assistant for freshman courses and she decided to pursue graduate school with the goal of teaching collegelevel English. At that time she had never known a lawyer or talked to a lawyer. However, over the next year she got acquainted with a number of law students, and determined that her writing background was good preparation for legal work. That’s when she decided that the law would be a challenging profession. She first met her husband, Dave Kerrick, when he was a first-year law student and she was still an English graduate student. A college roommate of Dave’s brother knew both of them and thought they would be a good match. Juneal concluded that he was right! They married after her second year of law school, but since Dave had already joined Bob Alexanderson and Wayne Davis practice in Caldwell, for the next year she and Dave endured a commuter marriage making many trips between Caldwell and Moscow between 1980 and her graduation in 1981. After settling in Caldwell, she began work as a deputy prosecuting attorney for
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C a n y o n County in August 1981. She had worked in that office the previous summer as an intern, and was in the courtroom Juneal Kerrick virtually every day. In the fall of 1982, she became a staff attorney for Judge Edward Lodge (called a law clerk in those days). That was a life-changing experience, and he was a life-changing mentor. She spent four and a half years being taught by the best, which experience she now refers to as her personal “judicial college.” Judge Lodge impressed upon her the tremendous responsibility entrusted to judges, and the importance of diligence, humility, integrity, patience, firmness, fairness, and compassion. She said that his example was remarkable and she did her best to follow it throughout her career. Selected by the Third Judicial District Magistrate Commission, Juneal was sworn in as a Canyon County Magistrate Judge on January 9, 1987 and served for over 15 years in that capacity. Magistrate judges hear misdemeanor criminal matters, preliminary proceedings in felonies, civil cases under $10,000, family law cases, juvenile cases, probate matters, guardianships, conservatorships, adoptions, parental rights termination actions, and mental hearings. The Magistrate Division is a high volume court and judges are in the courtroom much of the time. On April 1, 2002, she became a District Court judge, having been appointed to the Third Judicial District bench by Governor Dirk Kempthorne. Chambered in Canyon County, but assigned to hear cases throughout the Third Judicial District
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The Idaho Veterans Garden hosted its’ annual “Spring Fling” on Saturday April 29th with the always effervescent Danny Pugmire, Project Manager, introducing the garden to new visitors and returnees with a level of enthusiasm unique to a person driven by public service and buoyed by the success he has experienced helping veterans rebuild lives and give back to their communities. This year he introduced the new “Garden Riders” motorcycle group along with plans for building veterans housing and pointed out the progress made to date on the new public restrooms. The veterans housing project, just down Belmont St. from the garden promises a unique opportunity for veterans to own their own home. While it’s still in the very early stages of development, the ground is being cleared and cleaned, the vision of a special neighborhood within walking distance of the garden is starting to take shape. Details will be released as they become available. The Idaho Veterans Garden is a peaceful place where vets and their families can spend time growing and caring for plants of their choosing in individual, dedicated, above ground boxes. The garden is just beginning to come alive with new growth after a particularly hard winter and the dedicated board and volunteers are looking forward to another successful growing season.
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Idaho Veterans Garden Spring Fling
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Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center 208-459-0132 Every Monday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit n Fall 1 PM: Line Dancing 7 PM: Square Dancing Every Tuesday 9 AM: Exercise Class (ex. 5/16) 1 PM: Pinochle 4:30 PM: Bingo Every Wednesday 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Every Thursday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit n Fall Every Friday 1 PM: Bingo 6 PM: Community Dance. Fit and Fallproof Class: M-W-F, 10:30-11:30 AM: Caldwell Free Methodist Church, 3320 S. Montana, Contact Judi: (208) 880-9855. Valley Church Healing Rooms, open every Monday (ex. holidays) 7-9 PM. May 1 3-6 PM: Dia De Los Ninos, Serenity park, corner of 11th & Dearborn. 6:30 PM: Meet the Coast Guard, Library. 7-10 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. May 3 11:30 AM: Lions Park Dedication (300 East Frontage Road), hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, bands, fun! 7 PM: Adult Coloring, Library. May 4 6:30 PM: Library Board Meeting. May 5-Cinco de Mayo 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 6 10 AM-4 PM: Northwest Vendor Fusion, Caldwell Train Depot. 12-4 PM: Open House at the Depot & Interpretive Center, 701 Main St, Caldwell. 1 PM-4 PM: Community Awareness Event for Families: Financial Education. Caldwell Airport Terminal, 4814 Linden St.
May 6 (continued) 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 7 10:45 AM: Jerry Nelson Concert, Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene. May 8 1 PM: Senior Center Board Mtg. 6:30 PM: Family Nutrition, Library. 7-8 PM: URA Meeting, CPD Community Room 110 S 5th Ave. May 9 2 PM: Homeschool Book Club, Library. May 10 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park on Blaine, next to TVCC. 5:50 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club Dinner: 6 PM-Meeting, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S. 21st Ave., Pete (208) 899-9849. 7:30 PM: Adult Makers, Library. May 11 2 PM: Thurs. Afternoon Read, Library. 7 PM: SIBA presenter Ken Miracle will show slides of birds and animals photographed in South Africa during a June 2016 Photo Safari at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/ Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). Public Invited. May 12 CSD Kindergarden Registration. 8 AM-8 PM: Caldwell School District Kindergarten Registration, Child must be 5 prior to 9/1/17 to register. For more information call (208) 455-3300. 10 AM-4 PM: Page Turners Book Sale, Library. 7 PM: Four, the unique ensemble at Jewett Auditorium, www. caldwellfinearts.org 459-5275. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 13 9 AM: 25th Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Leave nonperishables in bag by mailbox. Letter carrier will pick it up. THANKS! 9 AM-1 PM: Hiking: Exploring the Trails in our Backyard, 10 AM-4 PM: Page Turners Book Sale, Library.
Calendar of Events
May 13 (continued) 10 AM-3 PM: Spring Fling at the Blue Barn, 16350 Hwy 20-26. 12-4 PM: Tribute to First Responders, Caldwell Memorial Park, Community Event to meet those who protect and serve our community. Caldwell Centennial Band, food, demonstrations, volleyball match between Caldwell Fire & Caldwell Police, special performance by Ballet Folklorico. 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 14-Mother’s Day May 15 7-10 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room 110 S 5th Ave. May 17 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park, on Blaine, next to TVCC. 7 PM: Kitchen Knife Skills, Library. May 18 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours, Williamson Orchards & Vineyards, 14807 Sunnyslope Rd. May 19 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 20 3-9 PM: Let Freedom Ring, Caldwell Veterans Hall Fundraiser. Food, music, raffle & vendors. 1101 Cleveland Blvd. 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 21 6 PM: Liberty Quartet perform Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene. May 22 Early Release Caldwell School District 11 AM: Canyon Springs High School Graduation, Jewett Auditorium, C of I. 3:30 PM: Caldwell High School Graduation, Ford Idaho Center. May 23 1 PM: AARP, Senior Center. May 24 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect, Best Western Plus Caldwell. 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park, on Blaine, next to TVCC.
May 2017 May 24 (continued) 7 PM: Canning & Preserving, Library. May 25 Early Release, Last Day of School Caldwell School District. 3:30 PM: Ridgevue High School Graduation, Idaho Center. 4 PM: Vallivue Academy Graduation, Jewett Auditorium, C of I. May 26 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library. 3:30 PM: Vallivue High School Graduation, Idaho Center. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. May 27 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St.
May 28 10:45 AM: Margaret Witt Concert, Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene. May 29
Memorial Day! May 30 12-7 PM: Summer Movie Marathon. May 31 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, Indian Creek Park, on Blaine, next to TVCC. 7 PM: Adult Coloring, Library. Summer Reading Starts, Library.
SAVE THE DATES Chamber activity and participation has a positive effect on our community, quality of life, economic development, and many other elements. If you are interested in getting involved in the Caldwell Chamber or want to make a difference in our community, the Chamber offers several volunteer committees for you to take part on.
11:15 am Noonbreak Sponsored by Parametrix & Chamber Transportation Committee May 18 4:30 pm Business After Hours, Williamson Vineyards May 24 8:00 am Coffee Connect, Best Western Inn & Suites May 16 For the Love of Caldwell Paint Party, reservations required June 2 11:30 am Wine Tour, reservations required August 15-19 6:30 am 83rd Annual Buckaroo Breakfast September 8 6:30 pm Farm to Fork, Seating is limited September 28 6:00 pm 120 Year Anniversary Celebration December 2 6:00 pm 15th Annual Treasure Valley Night Light Parade “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” We have opportunities for our Community Members & Businesses to help make all of our fabulous events reality. http://caldwellchamber.org/forms/ Contact the Chamber Office 208-459-7493
Caldwell Fire Fighters Local 1821 Support MDA with Annual Fill the Boot Drive
working with the Caldwell Fire Local 1821 for another year of Fill the Boot to help provide the funds needed to find treatments and cures,” said Executive Director, Autumn Hume. “The dedication of these fire fighters to MDA’s mission is unwavering, spending countless hours both with Fill the Boot and MDA Summer Camp to care for the kids and adults in Caldwell. We know
that their devotion to our families will make this year’s drive a success.” Funds raised through Caldwell’s Fill the Boot event in 2017 empower families who inspire everyday Americans to help kids and adults with Muscular dystrophy and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger, displaying how we all can truly live unlimited no Firefighters continued on Page 12
25th Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 13 Saturday, May 13th will mark our letter carriers’ 25th anniversary of collecting non-perishable food. Our carriers in Caldwell have partnered with our local Salvation Army, so all of the food gathered, stays here for our locals in need. The food drive is always held on the second Saturday in May. It is the nation’s largest one day food collection event. Last year letter carriers collected 80 million pounds of food nationally. Our wonderful Caldwell residents gave over 12,500 lbs. We hope we can top last year’s total! Since the food drive began, there has been over
by Monty Beavers, Caldwell City Carrier
1.5 billion lbs. of food collected. This will be my 24th year in helping out with the food drive. I always enjoy seeing the depleted shelves at the Salvation Army full again and with so much food that they have to find room in classrooms and hallways to store it! Participating is easy. You are encouraged to leave non-perishable food items (canned vegetables, soup, cereal, etc.) in a bag by your mailbox on Saturday, May 13th. Your mail carrier will pick it up. Any amount is appreciated! Thank you Caldwell Perspective for your help and support with our food drive!! I hope we will shatter last year’s total!
Salvation Army Snow Make-Up Day What a breath of fresh air to see the beautiful flowers line Indian Creek and fill our parks. It seemed like one day we had ten feet of snow and the next it was gone and spring was all around us. I am so grateful to see people strolling along the sidewalks in short sleeved shirts for some exercise and just simply enjoying the sunshine. The winter months were miserable. Kids out of school days at a time, owners of our small
Blood Drive at Our Lady of the Valley Make Your Appointment Early! by Shana M. Savell Blood Drive at Our Lady of the Valley – 1122 West Linden Street, Caldwell, June 15 from 9a.m. to 2p.m. It takes less than 20 minutes to save a life. Contact Shana at 459-3653 to schedule your time today! You can schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org, on the Blood Donor App or 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Be sure to select or ask for Our Lady of the Valley Blood Drive!! If you can’t commit now but find open day on that Thursday, stop by. Walk-ins are ALWAYS welcome to fill those as last-minute cancellations.
The Caldwell Professional Fire Fighters Local 1821 is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger. Continuing a more than 60 year tradition, the dedicated fire fighters from Caldwell Professional Fire Fighters Local 1821 will hit the streets with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on Thursday-Friday, May 18-19, 9:00 pm–5:00 pm, at 10th and Chicago. They are set up to take debit and credit cards again this year. “We are thrilled to be
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by Chantele Hensel, Caldwell Perspective Publisher
businesses were snowed into their homes preventing them from going to work (but then again so were most of their customers), pipes froze, roofs caved in and the list goes on and on. The Salvation Army was short $6,000 from years past through the bell ringing fundraising during the holidays. Money lost provided families with bare essentials and with the shortage there is a need more than ever. So, what are we going to do about it? Well, the Salvation
Army are truly doers and I will tell you what they plan to do. They are having a snow make up day, May 13th. So, as you prepare to find mom that perfect mother’s day gift and you see the bell ringers, throw in what you can spare, because what we can spare can provide what another may desperately need.
Urban Renewal Agency Board of Commissioners accepting Letters of Interest Press Release
Mayor Nancolas invites citizens to submit a letter of interest for the appointment to the Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency Board of Commissioners. Requirements: 1) At least 18 years of age. 2) Have resided in the city limits for 30 days. 3) A registered Idaho voter. Letters will be accepted through May 12, 2017 and should be mailed to : City of Caldwell, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1179, Caldwell, ID 83606 or call Monica Jones at 455-4640.
WANTED–Caldwell Design Review Applicants
The Planning & Zoning Department invites citizens to submit volunteer applications and letters of interest for appointment to the Caldwell Design Review Commission. Commissioners will be composed of citizens having a background or interest in community design such as architects, planners, engineers, builders, developers, historians, businesspersons, and property owners. Commissioners will be appointed to two (2) and three (3) year terms that are equally staggered. Volunteer applications may be located online at http://www. cityofcaldwell.org/your-government/city-commissions-and-boards. Applications will be accepted through May 15th and should be mailed to: City of Caldwell--ATT: City Clerk, P.O. Box 1179, Caldwell, ID 83606, or e-mailed to email@example.com, (Debbie Geyer at 455-4656).
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Caldwell Train Depot and Interpretive Center Holds Open House
On May 6th, there will be an open house at Caldwell’s Train Depot & Interpretive Center located at 701 Main St, Caldwell. This is an opportunity for the public to view the interpretive center and the train depot. AARP volunteers will host and provide information to visitors on that day. This is a regular event that is held on the first Saturday of the month from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm The Northwest Vendor Fusion will also be holding an event at the plaza in front of the Train Depot on that day in conjunction with the open house. For more information about the outdoor event, call (208) 249-8839.
Superhero walk on April 22nd. This is a walk to raise awareness for child abuse. Caldwell Police, Canyon County Sheriff’s office, and the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office all attended this event. The walk started at Caldwell Police Department and ended at Canyon County Sheriff Office. After the walk, there were hotdogs and chips for all that participated and each kid that participated also received a gift.
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Boise State is Finalist for Operation Hat Trick Excellence Award
A big shout out to the Caldwell Wal-Mart Stores who donated hotdogs, hotdog buns, and chips for this event. Thank you for your support of this event!
Corporal Sperry and Sergeant Kershaw talking to kids and adults about patrol work and what they do at the Caldwell Public Library. This is part of the First Responders presentation that CPD has been a part of all year. Thanks to the Caldwell Public Library for coming up with this program. It has been a blast! With the weather starting to get nice and with summer just around the corner, that means kids will be out on the streets and on their bikes. Please slow down, pay attention, and stop for all citizens in the crosswalks.
Boise State University is a finalist for the OPERATION HAT TRICK Excellence in Service Award. The award recognizes a collegiate institution’s efforts to support the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through sales of cobranded merchandise, where a portion of proceeds is donated to charities which assist in rehabilitation of veterans. This was a combined effort between Boise State Trademark Licensing, the Bronco Shop and Veteran Services. The Bronco Shop offered specific Boise State co-branded hats (from ‘47 Brand) for sale, and worked with Veterans Services to use veteran students as models for
social media promotion. The Bronco Shop also had a special display of Operation Hat Trick product at the Nov. 4 football game that had been designated as Veterans Night, and donated 10 percent of proceeds of those sales back to Veterans Services. Because Boise State is a finalist, Operation Hat Trick will make a donation of $2,500 to a charity of Boise State’s choice,. The overall winning school will be given a donation of $5,000 to a charity of its choosing and the winner will be announced at the Collegiate Licensing Company Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 11. The charity chosen on behalf
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of Boise State Veteran Services is the IDAHO VETERANS GARDENS. The goals of the organization are to provide a safe, peaceful and healing environment, youth mentoring and education, to create a beautiful community garden, to inspire others to be better and to give back to veterans, and to plan for future growth. Kerrick Continued from Page
(Canyon, Owyhee, Gem, Payette, Washington, and Adams Counties), she presided over felony criminal matters, civil cases over $10,000, disputes relating to interests in real property, and appeals from the Magistrate Division and government agencies. From February 2009 through January 2012, she also served as the Administrative District Judge for the Third District, overseeing the operations of the courts in six counties. The Third District has always had caseloads that are among the highest in the state, and District
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Court cases can be complex, serious, and/or lengthy. She said, “criminal sentencings have been the most meaningful part of my job, but sometimes the most difficult. It is a very demanding life, but incredibly interesting.” Regarding her time at Canyon County, she said, “For over thirty-five and a half years, I have spent most days in the Canyon County Courthouse. Sometimes I feel like a fixture! Serving as a judge has been a privilege and it will be difficult to give up the day-to-day rhythm of that life. I have enjoyed my interaction with the litigants and the attorneys, and have been continually reminded of the importance and purpose of this work. The lack of resources and services has always been problematic, particularly in the areas of substance abuse and mental health treatment. There are many unfilled needs. However, I have unfailingly been impressed by the dedication and resourcefulness of those who work within the court system, and feel exceedingly fortunate to have had such wonderful colleagues
and co-workers, many of whom are like family.” Starting in July, Juneal will serve part-time as a senior judge, dividing her time between work in the Canyon County courts and at the Idaho Supreme Court in Boise, where she will help develop and organize judicial education, conference, and training programs, as well as additional leadership projects. She stated, “It would be impossible to give up a career I have loved so much without the prospect of continuing my work within the Idaho court system. I have appreciated the support of the community and the voters of the Third District for a career that has been so fulfilling. I have also been so lucky to have had a supportive husband and four great kids—Pete, Beth, George, & Katherine—who have all shared this adventure every step of the way.” Congratulations to her on her retirement! Retirement--really? Just a change of direction and plans. Change is stimulating and exciting. We hope she enjoys this next chapter of her life!
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Caldwell Fine Arts Music Festival Honor Recitals
by Peggy Miller, Event Organizer
Angelina Gomez, cellist
Brynn Beal, violinist
Clair Thompson, violinist
Laurel Schroeder, violinist
Brandon Fine, pianist
Jacklyn Slawson, pianist
Natasha Rubins, pianist
Noella Rubins, pianist
Caldwell Fine Arts Music Festival Honor Recitals featured students from through-out the Treasure Valley who earned Superior ratings at the festival on April 8th. The two recitals were on April 23 in the Langroise Recital Hall on the campus of College of Idaho. Graduating seniors who entered this festival at least four years are violinists Brynn Beal, Laurel Schroeder, Claire Thompson; cellist Angelina Gomez; and pianists Brandon Fine, Natasha Rubens, Noela Rubens and Jaclyn Slawson. Adjudicators for piano students were Melanie Henry, Mary Lou Koto and Sean Rogers at the College of Idaho in Langroise Hall; adjudicators for string students at Faith Lutheran/ Treasure Valley Christian Church were Melaney Johnson, cello and Gini Rosandick, violin and viola. Their ratings determined which students performed at these recitals.
Recital performers earned the following number of Superior ratings: Laurel Schroeder for violin (thirteen); Jenna Winters for violin and Brandon Fine for piano (eleven); Noella Rubens for piano (ten); Natasha Rubens for piano (nine); Lina Zhu for piano (eight); Claire Thompson for violin (seven); Jessi Winters for violin (six); Ryker Bull, Emma Moulton, Shaydynn Nichols, Alaina Warren and Jenna Winters for piano (six); Emilee Goettig, Kathleen Hughes, McKay Leavitt and Brandi Vanderpool for piano (five); Jenna Waterhouse for violin (five); Braden Beal for cello (four); Josh Winters for violin (four); and Seth Babbel, Emma Fisk, Thart Htoo, Javier Lujan and Jaclyn Slawson for piano (four). Instrument Pins were awarded to those who earned their third Superior rating this year: Jubilee Jensen for violin; Abram Malan for cello; and pianists Catherine
New Advisory Fair Board Members Appointed After the dissolution of the longtime fair board by Canyon County, a new restructured advisory board has recently been appointed to take its place. The new director, Diana Sinner, will be joined by Josh Sanders, Rebecca Coulter, Kim Hasenoehrl, Dawn Shahan and Allan Laird. Sanders and Coulter will serve 3-year terms ending on January 20, 2020. Hasenoehrl, Shahan and Laird will serve 2-year terms ending on January 20, 2019. These
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terms allow for continuity with some experience always being on the board when new members join for a smooth transition. Some continuity continues from the previous board as Hasenoehrl and Sanders were on that board before dissolution. This new board was restructured to help the Fair move forward at its present location. A couple more members may be added at a later date according to Sinner.
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Decker, Tabitha Dittman, Natalie Hetzer, Caleb Hokanson, Grace Hokanson, Antonio Lujan, Elizabeth Moulton, Aiden Pearson, Amelia Settle, Layla Shitara and Liliana Staigle. They will be eligible to perform when they earn their next Superior Rating. Piano and string teachers entering students were Jory Beal, Lydia Brady, Anna Chapman, Julie Harris, Walden Hughes, Sylvia Hunt, Pamela Matlock, Peggy Miller, Paul Moulton, Melissa Nash, Jocelyn Nelson, Julia Pope, Heidi Roberts, Lorie Scherer, Janine Schroeder, Cori Strasser, Marjorie Weinacht, Emily White, Nancy B. Wilson and Debbie Winters. Organizers for the event were Peggy Miller, Pamela Matlock, Debbie Winters, Anna Chapman and Cori Strasser, assisted by Paul Moulton, Karen Cornwell, Sylvia Marmon, Sylvia Hunt, Annika Christensen and Jacob Winters.
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2017 FHLA State Conference Held at TVCC
by Chantele Hensel, Caldwell Perspective Publisher
Future Hispanic Leaders of America (FHLA) met at Treasure Valley Communtiy College downtown Caldwell, April 15th for the 2017 State Conference. The organization was co-founded by Luis Caloca (Vallivue High School), Jose Soto (Glenns Ferry High), and James Velasquez (Valley High) in April 1997. The purpose of the FHLA is to help reduce the drop-out rate in Idaho schools and promote higher education, to stimulate Hispanics in becoming more involved in school and community activities, to motivate Hispanic students to reach their maximum potentials and enhance the development of leaders in schools and communities, to promote unity within schools and communities and promote Hispanic culture and promote awareness of the
consequences of alcohol and substance abuse. Since the Future Hispanic Leaders of America formed they have grown from 4 school to 18 school and from 13 members to hundreds of members. The State Conference was attended by students who are members and a local high school. A scholarship of $500 was awarded to Yesenia Gomez. All the students were members of an FHLA club at one of the surrounding high schools.
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Indian Creek Plaza breaks ground!
by Leora Summers
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April 10th was a momentous day in downtown Caldwell on the corner of Arthur Street and Kimball Avenue. Dirt was flying everywhere to celebrate the finalization of the contract to build Indian Creek Plaza. The time has finally come to get this show on the road! On April 3rd, Caldwell City Council approved the resolution to authorize approval for phase one to begin the process of building the Plaza with plaza designer GGLO Designs and construction manager, McAlvain Construction. It has been a long and winding road to get to this point and the mayor and Destination Caldwell are excited to see it moving forward. This project, through the efforts and partnerships of members of our community and many others, has finally come together to begin the process. The hope is for a winter opening, close to Christmas, for the completion of the ice skating ribbon/rink. Cross your fingers! The thought behind building the plaza, was to create a family friendly activity center in our community that will bring people downtown through scheduled events of all kinds, thus revitalizing our city’s central core and making Caldwell the vibrant community it once was many years ago. Go downtown and check out the building process as it moves forward, and stop by and visit some of the local businesses while you are at it!
April Showers, May Flowers and Seasonal Allergies
Spring has arrived, which usually means rainy days, green grass, blooming flowers, and budding trees. It’s a beautiful time of year, but for some people it’s a season full of tears; literally. There are actually millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies with common symptoms including: sneezing, congestion, runny nose, teary eyes, itchy throat, plugged ears and often a cough. Folks with seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever, commonly confuse their symptoms for a cold. Every year when the seasons change, we see people in the clinic complaining of a “cold” and hoping for medication to treat their infection, when in reality, it may just be the petunias in the flower garden responsible for their symptoms. An allergic reaction is what happens when your immune system recognizes an allergen in your body, that’s generally harmless, but has an inappropriate response. Allergens are things like pollen, animal dander, dust and mold. None of which should cause you to cry and sneeze, but that’s the response triggered by histamines released in your body after contact. When a person thinks they have a cold, it can be a tough sell to convince them it may actually be allergies. The response I get is usually something like, “I’ve never had allergies before.” The truth is, a person can develop allergies at any age. They generally occur after exposure to the allergen multiple times. Location matters and if you just moved here from a different state you will encounter different pollens than what
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your body is use to. So what can one do to limit the pain and suffering of seasonal allergies? Well don’t trade in the tulips for plastic flowers just yet. Here are a few simple tips to decrease your exposure and hopefully reduce your symptoms: Try to limit your time spent outdoors on windy days. Wear a pollen mask when you are mowing the grass or working in the garden. Don’t hang laundry outside. Shower after yard work to rinse pollen off the skin. Pollen counts are highest in the morning so do chores in the evening. Keep your house windows closed and clean the floors/carpets often. Use HEPA filters in your home. If all else fails and you feel like you are going to sneeze your brains out, go see your doctor. There are medications that can help, like oral antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays and saline rinses. Depending on the severity of symptoms, doctors can also do allergy testing to determine specific triggers and organize unique treatment. So there you go. Nip those seasonal allergies in the ‘bud’ and enjoy this spring to its fullest! Kaleb Redden, DO, is a 2nd year resident in Caldwell’s Rural Track Training Program for family physicians. He grew up in Big Piney, Wyoming and graduated from medical school at Pacific Northwest University located in Yakima, WA.
In lieu of all the escapes this past year from the Canyon County jail tent facility, a contract was recently approved that will allow the county to build a higher fence (up to 12 feet tall) with razor wire topping it. This hopefully will make the facility a little more secure and therefore
the neighborhood a little safer for the residents. Other additional security measures have been taken to allow minimum security inmates to remain housed there with work release inmates.
City of Caldwell Receives Technical Assistance grant
The City of Caldwell in partnership with the Caldwell School District and United Way of Treasure Valley was recently awarded a technical assistance grant through the National League of Cities (Youth, Education and Families Council). The grant invites mayors and community leaders to participate in a Mayors’ Institute to be held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on May 2-4, 2017. The Institute seeks to address factors that influence health outcomes where residents live, learn, work, and play through the Community Schools Strategy program. Sacajawea Elementary School in Caldwell is scheduled to launch plans as a community school in 2017. The community school concept is new to Idaho and Caldwell was chosen as a demonstration location for successful collaboration for other school districts around the state. The grant award was based on the innovative and successful youth initiatives which have been put in place by the City of Caldwell, the Caldwell School District, and United Way Treasure Valley. More than 300 nonprofit organizations, faith, health, and civic organizations have come together to support the ongoing success of the “cradle to career education initiative” which commenced in 2010 by the Caldwell School District. Mayor Nancolas indicates that the time is ripe for the City of Caldwell to now expand into the community school process.
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An icon in Caldwell since 2008 erected by Ralph Smeed with more than 2,000 messages posted, the Ralph Smeed electronic billboard at 21st and Chicago has been sold. It went dark on April 24th, with the sale closing on April 26th. Lamar Signs of Idaho purchased the sign to construct a new sign on the site, at which time it will become a commercial sign. Smeed was a Caldwell businessman and noted libertarian who died in 2010. During most of his adult life, he lobbied, as he put it, to “Making Statism Unpopular,” and his sign often reflected that sentiment. He also used the sign to promote events in Caldwell. Beginning on Sunday, April 16, seven messages began rotating on the Smeed sign as a tribute to Ralph. The messages were among his
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favorites so it seemed a fitting tribute to the man who erected the sign. On the final two days of the sign, a simple message with another picture of Ralph was posted: Ralph Smeed, 1921-2010, “Making Statism Unpopular.” Prior to the electronic sign, Smeed had a sign for many years that required the lettering on it to be done by hand. Some of Ralph’s favorite messages were as follows: Favorite Christmas message--If you won’t say Merry Christmas, don’t take the day off; His favorite “money” message-Do not tell a politician what comes after a trillion; His favorite “values” message--If not for double standards, we would have no standards at all; and Ralph’s favorite “advice” message was--Know. Care. Do. Per Smeed’s instruction,
One of Smeed’s messages promoting “Making Statism Unpopular.”
his assets and the foundation they created must be liquidated within 10 years of his death. Thus, in the last few years most of Ralph’s assets have been sold with the money going to support the goals of the foundation— free enterprise, individual liberty, limited government and personal responsibility.
SILO Grants awarded to worthy local organizations
The Southwestern Idaho Legacy Organization (SILO) met on October 25th, 2016 and awarded $32,000 in grants as follows: City of Greenleaf--$2,000 to install trees and sidewalks at a park site; COSSA--$2, 500 to update welding training booths; COSSA--$3,000 to purchase 3 consumer range/ovens for Culinary Arts program; Greenleaf Friends’ Academy--$2,500 to implement a high school STEM project; Heritage Community Charter School--$2,000 to purchase laptops for 4th grade; Homedale High School--$1,000 to purchase library tables; Homedale High School--$2,500 to help purchase flooring and exercise equipment for students and the community; Homedale Public Library--$1,500 to purchase adult and young adult books and a white board; Homedale Youth Club-$2,000 to purchase laptops for children to study area of interest; Hope House, Inc.-$1,600 to purchase bicycle tubes; Maxine Johnson Elementary--$3,500 to purchase laptops and charging carts; Parma High School Library--$2,400 to purchase a 3-D printer to help with STEM program; Patricia Romanko Public Library--$1,500 to help purchase audio-video equipment; Treasure Valley Family YMCA--$2,500 to help provide 150 children with financial aid; and Wilder
Free Library District--$1,500 to purchase wood picture shelving. In October 2016, the Caldwell Community Civic Building Association became a committee of SILO. They met in December 2016 and donated $2,000 each to the Boise Rescue Mission, Salvation Army and Caldwell Commission on Aging – Metro. This committee also donated $300 in March 2017 to Alvaro Athletic Group. The board members of SILO had a special meeting and donated $3,000 to Parma High School band to help replace aging percussion equipment in April, 2017. The Southwest Idaho Legacy Organization was established in 1976. It was initially funded with the proceeds from the sale of the Caldwell Memorial Hospital. The Caldwell Community Civic Building Committee was formed in 1964 and has rented tables and chairs to community events in addition to its charitable functions. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization which also accepts contributions from individuals, businesses and organizations. For more information, call Debra Vis at 208-459-0021. The SILO Board consists of Doug Amick (President),
Carl Christensen (Vice President), Debra L. Vis (Secretary/ Treasurer), and Kent Marmon, Melissa Jayo, Darlene Hotchkiss, David Kiser, Ivy Cardenas, Keith Vickers, Liz Lyons and Toni Kelly (members). The Caldwell Community Civic Building committee consists of Bob and Jackie Vertress, Chuck Randolph, Charlene Cooper, Carlene Deide, Frank and Beverly DeMark, Terry and Trina Harrell, Nathelle Oates, Eloise VanSlyke and Cathy Dines. Southwestern Idaho Legacy Organization, is seeking new board members. If you have an interest in joining the organization, please contact Carl Christensen or Debra Vis at (208) 459-0021 or Doug Amick at (208) 989-2983. Applications for the next grant period need to be submitted by September 30, 2017 and grants will be awarded by October 31, 2017. Grant applications can be obtained by calling Carl Christensen or Debra Vis at (208) 459-0021 or by sending a request to Southwestern Idaho Legacy Organization, PO Box 1358, Caldwell, ID 83606-1358 or on our website, www.silocares.org.
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Morgan Filler does well in Gymnastics Championships by Leora Summers
After a hard fought season, Morgan Filler, a Caldwell girl who is an eighth grader at New Plymouth Middle School, has followed up her back-to-back Women’s USA Gymnastics Idaho State Championship in levels 5 and 7 with a 5th place at this year’s Idaho State Championship in level 8, which was held earlier at the University of Idaho. Morgan finished that season with a 3rd place on Beam (9.100), a 4th place on Vault (9.075), 9th place on Bars (8.575) and a 9th place on Floor (9.225). Her all around score of 35.975 placed her firmly in 5th place in the All Around in the Senior A Division, and 18th in the state among all Level 8 girls. She earned a berth in the USA Gymnastics Region 2 Championship at the Century Link Arena on April 9th at the USAG Women’s Level 8 Regional Championships, where she competed for
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the first time as a first year, level 8 gymnast against the top gymnasts from Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. She did well for her first time there. She took 6th on Floor and 5th on Vault out of 23 girls her age. A big congratulations to Morgan!
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LET’S TALK–all good things in time!
For these past 30 editions, I have loved my time working on the paper as editor and friend, but alas, it is time for me to step back and take a “breath.” Different phases in our lives create different opportunities and demands of our time and now I need to change directions a bit to go with the flow. I love what we at the Caldwell Perspective have created for Caldwell, a very local upbeat paper, telling of the good things happening locally within our city and the people in our community. I’ve
by Leora Summers
loved listening to your stories and telling them. You have enriched my life and the lives in our community. No worries, all is well! It’s just time for a change for me. Change is good. The paper is well-established and will continue to spread the “Good News” about our community and the people who live here. Our community is on a roll and is just getting better and better. I am just going to step back a bit now to breathe and enjoy the ride!
by Chantele Hensel, Publsiher
Change is all around us. From the seasons and even the extremities of the seasons as we learned this past winter. I am one who does not like change. Sometimes life reminds me of the years I spent as a child on my Welsh pony, riding bareback. Most the time, sitting tall in the middle of his back, but every now and then, I found myself slipping from the center and holding on by my heels, forced to readjust or fall off. When I walked out of the auditorium at the College of Idaho after hearing Roger Brooks in October of 2014, Gina Lujack was the first person I spoke with, and all I could say is “Caldwell Perspective.” She must have thought I was crazy. The next day the wheels began to turn for the first edition. That December, after the first publication was in mailboxes and on the stands, one of Caldwell’s greatest - Leora Summers, approached me. I knew her from the Rotary Club events I had been to throughout the years with my husband. She said, “I like to write, can I write for you?” I was excited and soon thereafter she was not only
writing for the paper she was named editor of the Perspective. She has truly been a rock in some very intimate and sensitive times in my life. Propping me up and keeping me on track with deadlines and layout. Anyone who has worked with Leora knows she is a go-getter, full of energy and strength. So, two plus years later, it is with a heavy heart that I have to accept that she is retiring from the “Caldwell Perspective.” Leora, thank you for all that you have done for me. You are a special friend and I will always treasure our time together. This paper has grown and flourished with you at the helm. You truly are one of Caldwell’s greatest. For now, my heels are dug in and I am readjusting. The dynamics of the paper will never change. It does (and always will) point out the great people and things about Caldwell. Going forward, it will have to adapt to losing one of Caldwells most positive and influential Perspectives.
As the weather starts warming up, families start packing up. That’s because May marks the start of “moving season” and is recognized as National Moving Month. Moving is stressful and if you’re dealing with a bad moving company, you can find yourself in the middle of scam-ville. BBB’s Scam Tracker has reports of fly-by-night moving companies that use a truckload of tricks to get more money out of your pocket. Consumers who hire an illegal company usually have little or no recourse if their belongings are damaged, lost or stolen. There are, however, a number of state laws and rules designed to protect customers of in-state moving companies. Because a mover interacts so closely with customers in their homes, these measures are designed to protect the customer’s safety, as well as their possessions. To ensure a smooth move, BBB offers the following tips to remember when hiring a mover: Do your research. Look up moving companies on bbb.org to view complaints, reviews and their rating. Note the length of time a company has been in business and read reviews from previous customers. Get at least three estimates. Written, in-home estimates help you make an informed decision. Be wary of unusually high or low estimates. Be cautious and thorough in asking questions if someone says they can give you an estimate
over the phone or by email. Get all agreements in writing. Read everything carefully and make sure you have it all in writing. Get copies of everything you sign, especially the most important document, the bill of lading, which is the receipt for your goods and the contract for their transportation. Know your rights. Interstate movers are required by law to provide you with certain information that explains the moving process, as well as your rights and responsibilities during and after the move. Ask for proof of licenses, insurance, etc. Protect your possessions. Make sure that your mover provides full-value protection insurance for any lost or damaged possessions. Be wary of unusual requests. If a mover asks for a large down payment or full payment in advance, that may be a warning sign. Ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about anything you don’t understand. If the moving company can’t or won’t answer your questions, you might want to look for another mover. From April 2016 to April 2017, BBB Northwest received over 37,000 inquiries on local moving companies. Find a BBB Accredited Business to help move you at bbb.org.
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WVMC Earns 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award
West Valley Medical Center received the 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ according to Healthgrades®. West Valley is the only facility in the Treasure Valley and among 460 short-term, acute care hospitals to accomplish this notable recognition. The distinction places them in the top 10 percent nationwide and acknowledges how effectively patients are protected from serious and potentially preventable complications during their stay at the hospital. “This recognition is a testament to our absolute commitment to patient safety and high quality care,” explains Betsy Hunsicker, chief executive officer at West Valley Medical Center. “It is a great honor to earn the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Every member of West Valley has a part in fostering an environment that keeps patients safe from harm and I am proud of our entire team’s efforts that allowed us to achieve this award.”
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Cells Phones and Food Safety: A Potential New Risk
by Jackie Amende, FCS Extension Educator, UI
Do you think you are posing a food safety risk if you bring your cell phone or tablet into the kitchen with you? This may be something we need to consider when thinking about cross-contamination hazards in the kitchen. A 2015 research study conducted by Kansas State University food safety specialists studied different “contact surfaces” in the kitchen and identified that hand towels were the most contaminated with bacteria (including microorganisms that could potentially cause a foodborne illness) out of all surfaces studied. However, researchers also made a very important observation. Participants were handling cell phones while preparing food and not properly washing their hands or disinfecting their cell phones afterwards. Cell phones were not one of the contact surfaces being studied in this research study. However, this unintentional study observation highlights potential risks associated with technology and food safety. As cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices are now being used to find and obtain recipes or as entertainment in the kitchen, it also adds another potential source for cross-contamination that we may not have thought about before. If we truly think about our cell phones, we can start to identify some potential risks. We use our cell phones in the restroom, while we are petting animals, taking out the trash, and other notable behaviors. This new observation is anticipated to start research to help identify the true food safety concerns of using electronic devices during food preparation. Until then, it is recommended that we properly wash our hands before and after using our phones and disinfect our cell phones on a regular basis, especially when working with food. Proper hand washing includes using soap and warm water to scrub hands for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based wipe will likely be a safe option to disinfect your cell phone and tablets. Please check with your device’s manufacturer on products that are safe to disinfect your device. Jackie Amende is the University of Idaho Food and Consumer Service (FCS) Extension Educator for Canyon County.
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EARLY “FAST FOOD” IN CALDWELL, 1919-1973
by Madeline Buckendorf (with thanks to Bill Crookham and Chuck Randolph)
photos compliments of Caldwell Library
The 700 block of Arthur Street stands empty, ready for development into a plaza/skating rink. This site has served as a location for new business ventures. Many Caldwellites remember King’s Variety Store that was demolished recently, but what was next door to it? Longtime residents— along with taped interviews and written reminiscences of those long gone— tell about an early “fast food” place located there, which operated from 1919 to 1973. After World War I, cities and towns started to employ more workers as new types of businesses developed. As Caldwell’s population grew, workers and businesspeople often looked for places that had inexpensive 1919--Henry Patton’s Quick Lunch, being sold to Hal Cheesbrough c. 1921 Coy Collins, Cheesbrough’s brother-in-law, cook. and speedy lunches. Henry M. Patton, and Bryan Collins Located at 713 Arthur St. a Kansas native, came to Caldwell in was much more modest, with a shed roof, walls Cheesbrough also expanded in Caldwell, buying 1918 and started what was basically a “food booth” constructed out of concrete blocks with windows, the nearby Club Café on Kimball Street. In 1935 at 713 Arthur Avenue. outside counters below the windows, and awnings and 1936, he was leasing and remodeling business Patton may have gotten his business idea from over the counter. He named it “Patton’s Quick Lunch” buildings in Parma and La Grande, Oregon, to serve the example of a Wichita entrepreneur, Walter as luncheonettes. and served hamburgers, chili, ice cream and sodas. Anderson, who introduced the “hamburger” in 1916. Most of Cheesbrough’s franchises did not do Patton soon sold the business to Nampa resident Later Anderson with partner Billy Ingrahm started the Bryan Collins and his brother-in-law Harold “Hal” well—except for the one in Nampa. In 1943 he sold “White Castle” burger chain in 1921. Patton’s building Cheesbrough. Collins was a World War I veteran, the Caldwell business to his former cook, Charles C. and Hal was married to his sister, Lena. “Jack” Livesay. Cheesebrough died a year later, and Hal and Lena had recently moved from the Nampa business was sold to Wesley Steck and Alberta, Canada and were living with her J. D. Ryan, who ran it for a year. In 1947, Harry Leedy moved to Payette and parents in Nampa. Bryan and Hal pooled their resources to buy the business and opened Leedy’s Café. Leedy had formerly worked Dennis Marson renamed it “Cheesbrough’s Lunch.” For for Woolworth & Company in Oregon; many of their 1210 Holman Court Family Owned a while, Bryan and Lena’s brother, Coy stores included lunch counters. He then bought Collins, served as the main cook. In 1922, Cheesbrough’s Lunch in Caldwell, which had been Caldwell, ID 83605 & Operated Hal’s sister, Sadie moved to Idaho and renamed Alex’s Café. That name was retained until since 1993 sometime after 1951, when it was then called “Leedy’s started preparing meals for the business. PH (208) 459-8469 Cheesbrough’s Lunch became a popular Café.” At that time the restaurant was enclosed and FX (208) 453-1161 place to eat in Caldwell, and the business included an interior lunch counter. Harry’s son, Keith Email us: Shop4x4@live.com Leedy, also helped run the Caldwell business. By flourished. Bryan Collins wanted out of the business, 1957 Harry moved from Payette to Nampa, and then All Vehicle Maintenance • Full Machine Shop and his brother Martin became manager of to Caldwell in 1960. In 1973, after the death of the owners, Leedy’s Café the lunch room. Cheesbrough soon followed Towing • Diesel Service • Tires a fairly modern movement to franchise in Caldwell closed down. Soon after, the building Oil Changes • Transmissions • Alignment his business, starting a small operation was demolished and its location made a parking Timing Belt • Heating & Air Conditioning in Emmett in the late 1920s. By 1930, he lot for King’s Variety Store. Its former site will again opened up a new lunch room in Nampa, in a experience fresh activity in the future, as plans for frontage space in the Dewey Palace Hotel. Caldwell’s new plaza and skating rink evolve.
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Page 10 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE I have a weakness for generators. Generators fascinate me because, if you have a generator and fuel to make it run, you’ll have electricity even if the power company can’t supply any. It makes one a little more independent – like the pioneers. Of course the pioneers didn’t have generators, but that was OK, because they didn’t have anything that used electricity either. I talked my mate into letting me get our first generator just before the turn of the century when there was a lot of speculation that the power grid might collapse due to
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Y2K. I started it up a couple of times and ran it for maybe 15 minutes, then sold it when the world didn’t come to an end. I got my next generator at an estate auction. I thought we could take it along with our camping trailer so we could “dry camp” and still have 110volt power. It turned out it was too heavy to get in and out of the pickup without help, so we never took it with us. I threw it in as an extra incentive when we sold that particular trailer. The next generator was another estate auction find. It was actually an “inverter” which runs more quietly than a generator. It was small enough I could carry it by myself. The
bad news was it only produced enough power to run a small appliance and/or a few lights. It couldn’t handle an air conditioner or a microwave and who goes camping without those essentials? Eventually, I sold the inverter and found a used larger generator. Then I remembered why I had sold the previous large generator. After our power was out for four hours last fall, it occurred to me that the real value of a generator would be keep the house furnace heating and the refrigerators and freezer cooling during a outage. I went on line and did some research. Turns out one of
Chicken-Peanut Teriyaki Stir Fry
by Leora Summers
This is a cubed stir fry and is great over rice. I love “Chicken Almandine,” but also love honey roasted peanuts and Yoshida Teriyaki Sauce, so I fooled around a little and created this tasty little dish. It is good over rice. This recipe will serve about 4 people. Serve with a little salad and your meal is complete. Enjoy! Rice Instructions: Cook your choice of rice so it is done by the time your stir fry is finished. I cooked 1 cup of rice in 2 cups of chicken broth until tender.
Ingredients for Stir Fry: • 1 chicken breast (cut into 1/2 inch cubes) • 3 stalks of celery (diced) • 1/2 sweet onion (diced) • 1/2 red pepper (diced) • 4 large brown mushrooms (diced) • 2 regular sized carrots (diced) • 1/2 cup honey roasted or standard peanuts • 1/4 cup Yoshida Teriyaki Sauce
Directions • In a large wok, stir fry the cubed chicken in vegetable oil. • Remove the cooked chicken and juices to save to put back in later. • Add vegetable oil to wok. • Stir fry celery, onion, pepper mushroom, carrots until half cooked. • Stir chicken and juices back into mixture. • Add 1/4 cup Yoshida Teriyaki Sauce. Taste and add more as desired. • Heat through and to your desired tenderness of vegetables.
the only legal ways to hook a generator to house circuits is with a device called a “transfer switch.” The transfer switch isolates the circuits the generator is powering so the electricity won’t “back-feed” out into the power company grid giving some guy working on a supposedly dead line a nasty surprise. More research suggested that although the transfer switch looked complex (14 wires have to be connected to the existing breakers), it really was pretty straightforward to install. So I decided to do it myself. When I finished mounting the switch and connecting the wires, I fired up
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the generator, threw the switches, and we were up and running on generator power. Now I actually have a reason for having a generator. The only negative was supplied by a neighbor. I showed him the setup and bragged about my electrical skills. “Yeah,” he said. “The next time the power goes out in the winter, everyone in the neighborhood will be coming to your place.”
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Amazing! This is one of the best and most unique, books I’ve read this year. Set on the night after the death of President Lincoln’s son, the novel encompasses the grief and uncertainty of the sitting president, as well as the musings/rantings of those who have resided in the cemetery long past their own demises. There is a lot of darkness and evil, but there is also curiosity, growth, and even a bit of altruism among those who dwell around young Willie’s crypt. Patience is required reading this one, as it can be confusing in the beginning. There are over sixty characters who speak (apparently, the audiobook is quite the undertaking!) so give yourself time to become immersed in this fantastical world of the dead, those who aren’t sure or are in denial that they are dead, and the living. In the end, this book explores life and its meaning and what awaits us all when it is over, but in an exceptionally creative way, carving a new path into the world after this one. This one has already been sold to Hollywood, and while I rarely love book to movie adaptations, I can’t wait to see how this plays out on the big screen! “From nothingness, there arose great love; now, its source nullified, that love, searching and sick, converts to the most abysmal suffering imaginable.”― George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
Book Review by Amy Perry Ordeal by Hunger
The Story of the Donner Party by George R. Stewart George Rippey Stewart (May 31, 1895 – August 22, 1980) was an American historian, toponymist, novelist, and a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His 1959 book Pickett’s Charge, a detailed history of the final attack at Gettysburg, was called “essential for an understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg”. His 1949 postapocalyptic novel Earth Abides won the first International Fantasy Award in 1951. (from Wikipedia) Stewart’s book “Storm” is reputed to have started the practice of naming storms after women and is the inspiration for the song “They Call the Wind Mariah.” Ordeal by Hunger, originally published in 1936, was updated in the 1960 printing to include corrected timelines, personal journals and Virginia Reed’s letter to her cousin. Stewart did not make any changes to the original text, deeming it unnecessary because the new information made such little change. Stewart chronicles not just the events that led to the Donner party being trapped, but also explains the socioeconomic attitudes of the times that impacted the party’s decisions. The myths surrounding the Donner Party are shattered with hard fact, the rescue attempts are listed, failures and successes, and human weaknesses are exposed for their impacts on human lives. This was a hard book to read, but well researched and written with warmth and kindness. I would recommend Ordeal by Hunger to people interested in the settling of the American West, as well as women’s history and general sociology.
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My name is Juan De Los Santos. I am the owner of De Los Santos Lawn Care out of Caldwell and I have a cool story to share. One of my hobbies is playing basketball. As far as I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed playing the sport. The joy of basketball encouraged me to participate in local city league competitions. I started playing in the Caldwell City league in 1988 with local companies throughout the area on their sponsored teams. In 1997, I was able to sponsor my very first team in the Caldwell City League. My grandmother had just passed away and I wanted to honor her by playing basketball. Our team consisted of close family members and friends. Each of our jerseys had a “C.L.” (initials for Catalina Longoria) inscription on them. The experience was fulfilling to say the least. And after that, I was hooked! Since 200I, I have sponsored a team in the Caldwell City League every year. We call ourselves “De Los Santos.” Over the years, De Los Santos has also paid tribute to Antonio De Los Santos, Ludivina Cruz, Gilberto Longoria, Alfredo Cruz, Jerry Crabtree and Baltazar Longoria. In 2007, De Los Santos won the “Christmas Classic Tournament” that is held every December. That started a run of six straight championships from 20072012. De Los Santos has a 38-9 all-time record in Christmas Classic tournament participation....with six championships and two second place finishes. After the Christmas Classic Tournament comes to
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an end. Then the regular season starts. The regular season usually begins in early January and ends in late February. It is a 9-10 season game schedule and teams are seeded in the playoffs based on their respective record during the regular season. Currently De Los Santos is on a phenomenal run, since 2008 through 2017 (ten seasons), De Los Santos has won 10 straight championships. De Los Santos has compiled a regular season record of 8012 and has a record of 36-2 in the regular season tournament. A whopping 116-14 record!!! Altogether, De Los Santos has a record of 154-23
“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” around the College of Idaho campus by Chantele Hensel, Publisher
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(87.0%) and 16 Championships since 2007. The main reason why De Los Santos has had great success, is because it has had the blessing of being able to recruit some amazing talent over the years. Local legends like Cody Pickett, Jason Hansen, Josh Owens, JR Maggard, Tyler Shannon, C.P. Shannon, Booker Nabors, Matt Bauscher, Chris Horn, Matt Muniz, Adam Pugmire, Nate Pugmire, and Clint Hordemann have played. Other De Los Santos players who have played college basketball over the years, include: Tom Hymus, Sam Christensen, Brian DeFares, Mike Tolman, Rick Tolman, Scott Bailey, Jacob King, Scott Salisbury, Kevin Sykes, Jeremy Eaton, Kevin Baker, Jamier Dodd and Mantia Callender. And players like Joey Contreras, Octavio Cruz, Alfredo Cruz, Joe Cardenas and Ray Hernandez were the main inspiration in creating our first team in 1997. This story is definitely not about boasting or gloating, but it’s about the amazing accomplishments of so many talented players who have played extremely passionate over the years.... And finally, but most importantly, De Los Santos gives praises to the Lord Christ Jesus...win or lose, he deserves and is all the glory! Special Thanks to Pastor Lynn Hardy for the idea of writing and sharing my story. Editor’s note: Congratulations Juan De Los Santos for creating a team with a lot of heart!
Love From A Father
Cade Kirkhart, one of the participants who wore high heels. Cade is a senior at the College of Idaho and is an advocate at the College of Idaho Advocate Center and the manager of the C of I Lacrosse team.
Some walked a little taller, as many of the men wore high heels on the mile-long loop around the campus. The College of Idaho softball team and boxing club were two of the participating college groups. Just last year, Advocates Against Family Violence helped 115 victims of sexual assault. If you would like to learn more or find out how to become involved in changing the lives of men, women or children who are or have been victims please visit: www.aafvhope.org.
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I am a father of six! Not a day goes by that this realization does not leave me in awe. I grew up without a father or a father figure for that matter. My grandfather was the only father figure I had for a brief time before he passed when I was twelve. Now, I could give you all the statistics of children from fatherless home, (mainly boys) who grow to have problems; legal, drug abuse, poverty and even the extreme-suicide. But I am here to offer encouragement to my fellow man. I beseech fathers all over to really take time out to love on each one of your children, to let your sons know that they have what it takes to be whatever they want to be, and that your daughters are beautiful and worthy of love. We have to do more than work and provide for them. We need to have talks to build strong, lasting relationships with them. I know that men talking with their children about feelings is not common, but it is necessary! ‘Real men’ work to know their children’s hearts which in turn, enables us to shape our children into well adjusted leaders of communities.
College of Idaho students and community members gathered in the Langroise Recital Hall foyer on April 4th, to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This is the second year the College and Advocates Against Family Violence (AAFV), a local 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, have partnered for “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes.” The worldwide movement was started by Frank Baird in 2001. Silence laid softly as a letter was read by Aleshea Boals, Victim Witness Coordinator, Canyon County Sheriff office, and also an AAFV founding member. The letter she read aloud were the words from a local survivor. The story spoke of the torment and terror she had experienced. Following the reading, a brave woman slowly weaved through the crowd to stand at the front of the audience to claim the testimonial as her life. Silence, as you can imagine was broken as the applause roared, embracing the woman for sharing her heroic story.
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Recruiting Hope Givers
What does it mean to be a Hope Giver? A Hope Giver means having good character including a sense of justice. It means standing up for what is right even if that means standing alone. It means that you will lay down your own feelings of awkwardness and sit next to a person in their pain. It is being a person of Daisy Rain Martin compassion while others are processing their pain. It is being a safe place with ears to hear and arms to hug and leaving judgment and blame at the door. It is not a position for the weak of heart, but a calling and necessity for those who want to live a life of compassion. Will you rise to the occasion and be a Hope Giver? Daisy Rain Martin is a wonderful example of a Hope Giver. Her story began in Nevada. She was raised in a show business family and then later in a conservative religion. As a child Daisy was a victim of sexual abuse for many years by her step father. At eight years old Daisy would encourage herself that she would leave when she was eighteen. That was at eight years old. Since coming to terms with her past and finding peace she is a mouth piece for those with no voice. Daisy is a Hope Giver to all who need it and she is asking you to join her.
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Daisy has written two books on her personal experience with sexual abuse; Juxtaposed, Finding Sanctuary on the Outside and Hope is Here. For those interested in sharing their own story, buying either of her books, or booking her for speaking engagements Daisy can be contacted at: www. daisyrainmartin.com. Whether you or someone you know has experienced sexual abuse recently or in the distant past there is help available. Statics show that 1in 4 girls are sexually abused in the U.S. and 1 in 6 boys. It is the hope of Daisy to not only help the victims and see the perpetrators held accountable for what they have done, but to also educate parents, teachers, coaches, and community leaders on the thought patterns and course of action pedophiles take in the planning and grooming of their victims. There are two imperative ways to deal with sexual abuse. First, it is to create a culture within the community that will not tolerate this behavior--to make it known to everyone you entrust your children with that you will not tolerate it and you will be report any abuse done to your children. When asked how to combat this issue that is prevalent in all walks of life Daisy answers intelligently stating, “Avoiding speaking on a topic because society deems it to be taboo is not a means of solving this dilemma. It actually leads to the suffering of innocent children and allows predators
free reign. Sexual abuse is in fact a crime against a child and the criminal should be prosecuted. Idaho’s statue of limitations allows victims that were once sexually abused as a child to seek justice. Daisy teaches, trains, and directs all those who are looking for hope due to tragedy they have endured. She is looking for people who will join with her vision to stop sexual abuse from being a taboo subject to come to the forefront of conversation where children are involved. As she clearly states, “If we don’t listen to children when they speak out and say what has happened to them, they will grow up and write books and tell the world; like I did.” Daisy Rain Martin is a respectable woman who is not afraid to stand alone. She has landed on her feet and hopes many others will as well. Her journey of bravery and courage is one to learn from. Daisy remains a strong advocate for the voiceless. Standing for justice doesn’t always make one popular, but it needs to be done. Daisy is currently an English teacher at Sage Valley Middle School. Teaching is Daisy’s passion. She is a woman full of love that continues to be an inspiration to all who meet her. Daisy’s journey to freedom has given others the courage to follow. She often hears from people around the world who have been touched by her story and hope they too will become a Hope Giver for someone in their future.
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May 2017 Tax day is behind us. Some people are relieved they didn’t have to pay taxes while others are ecstatic to get money back from the government. Income tax refunds can feel like winning the lottery. People dream about what they can do with a refund. Saving it usually doesn’t rise to the top of the list. Paying off a debt, bringing a loan current, and purchasing a long wanted treasure typically takes priority. That dream purchase is where it can get a little dicey. He wants a new lawnmower. She has her heart set on a new dining set. The kids want an Xbox. What is a good way to handle these opposing goals? It bears mentioning that a good way to head off the tax refund issue is to chat now with a tax advisor and
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find out how to come close to break-even in taxes. A refund is simply a tax overpayment. A break even spot in this equation means more money stays in your pocket throughout the year. You could be saving and earning interest on it rather than sending it to the government. Don’t trust yourself enough to save so you go for the refund? Next is the spending. An important start is to talk about it. Not argue… just talk. Sit together and start the conversation with a list of debts and needs. What interest are you paying on credit cards? Do you have collections? How good would it feel to have those things off your back? How much would be going into your pocket every month if that debt was paid off? Ask each person what matters to them. What are their future
spending goals for themselves and the entire family? This opens up hearts and minds from “me” to “us.” Make a family decision on what to do with the refund. Once you have determined how to spend the refund, begin planning for next year. Brain-storm ways the entire family can save for family goals. A conversation that doesn’t place blame, allows each person to be heard, and their goals understood will bring the focus on working together for common goals. Agree on what to save each month and celebrate the successes. Track spending and track savings. Next month read how to get out of debt and stay that way. Valerie Brooks is a Certified Financial Counselor.
Service Recovery Systems & Customer Loyalty - Made Simple! After physically removing a passenger from a flight in Chicago, arguably the worst example of customer service in history, United Airlines experienced a service recovery fiasco. This example provides a rich case study in what not to do when an organization experiences a service failure. Service Recovery Systems are simply a plan to ‘recover’ customer satisfaction after the delivery of a service has failed to meet customer expectations. The failure erodes customer confidence in the organization, and the relationship needs to be fixed or the organization risks the loss of the customer’s future business.
The three things customers want and expect from your organization when that happens are for the organization to: 1. Accept responsibility for the failure. 2. Explain why the failure occurred and what you’re doing to correct it. 3. Let the customer know they matter and are valued. The expectations are simple. Meeting them can be much more difficult. It requires a top down integration strategy throughout all levels of the organization. The standard must be set and communicated to all employees. Necessary skills must be taught to employees and each employee
Lenity Senior Living is a new assisted living facility in Caldwell located at 4119 Lenity Living Avenue. On April 6th, 2017 they celebrated with a ribbon cutting followed by an open house. Cece Schnuerle, owner and founder stood with her family and those who work at Lenity to thank Caldwell for their warm welcome. Cece was inspired to help people maintain independence with assistance when an elderly friend sat next to her on a hay bale discussing his inability and the danger of living alone as his dementia progressed. Although his family had stepped in to help, they were young adults with families and a full daily agenda too demanding to be there as often as their father needed. Just as parents take care of their children, the children grow into adults often times finding themselves in the position to serve their parents as care providers. Unless the parents make that decision before that day comes, they may not be able to cognitively make decisions for themselves. Watching parents age is a scary transition. Cece recognized the importance of her friend’s needs and the strain his failing health had on the dynamics of his family. He wanted a father-daughter and fatherson relationship with his grown children. He did not want the kids to feel guilt or worry. Cece, her wonderful family and staff are dedicated to providing a loving home where people can age gracefully and respectfully. Family can visit and after a long visit filled with laughter, go back to their busy lives knowing that they are providing the best care possible. Cece is warm and welcoming to anyone who would like a personal consultation. For more information on their full programing and activities please feel free to visit www. lenityseniorliving.com.
non-complaining customers. Note the difference in how these two multi-billion dollar organizations handled and recovered from customer issues. I’m looking only at their initial responses in reference to the three customer expectations listed above. United Airlines CEO, Oscar Munoz’ initial response to the incident referenced incident included the following statements: • Our employees followed
established protocol for dealing with situations like this. • He became more belligerent and disruptive (speaking of the United customer). • Chicago Aviation Security Officers were unable to gain his cooperation and needed to Loyalty continued on page 16
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must be empowered to solve problems on the spot, within their scope of authority, to recover customer loyalty. Front-line employees and management must be trained to deal with hostile, disrespectful, even dishonest customers in a manner that maintains the dignity of the organization as well as the customer. It is always best to remove a disruptive customer from the purview of other customers if possible, and if not, the employee must be exemplary in their communication and calm in a tense environment, understanding the organization’s reputation and branding is being viewed by
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How high is the water Mama? Four feet high and rising! That old Johnny Cash song is certainly applicable here in the Treasure Valley with the Boise River running at 8,500 cfs (cubic feet per second) with rumors of it going up to 10,000 cfs and the Snake River running at 30,000 cfs. Fishing is kind of a non-starter at least on those two bodies of water. Lake Lowell opened April 15th. There is always a bass tournament on the day of the opening and the results of that tournament can be a precursor to how the lake will fish in the months to come. I attended the weigh-in, and thought the results were astounding. The late season snow storm we had made it tougher, but out of the 73-boat field, there were numerous fivefish limits weighed in. “Big Fish” was 3.52 lbs. The winning weight was 12 lbs. and some change. My question to Fish and Game biologist is, where are the 5 and 6-pound fish we caught in the eighties and nineties? Can we blame that on carp? I mentioned in last month’s Perspective that April can be a good month to fish the Duck Valley/Indian Reservation Reservoirs and I will stand by that assessment. Hopefully May’s weather will be more conducive to fishing than this past month. More things to do--whistle pigs are out in full force, so if you like to plink, get out there. With all this moisture, umbrella weeds and grasses will soon give them plenty of cover. General Turkey season runs from April 15th through May 25th. Turkeys are an astounding success story on Public Land, so do some scouting and chase a turkey down. If you just love the great State of Idaho and the awakening of spring, soon there will be another rainstorm. Just wait for the sun to scatter light through the raindrops and try to chase down a rainbow.
Caldwell Public Library to Honor First Responders and Veterans
“First Responders in the Park” to be held Saturday, May 13th, 2017
by Sara Sherman, Caldwell Public Library
The Caldwell Public Library will be paying tribute to the men and women who protect our communities and serve our nation during a four hour event scheduled to take place at the band shell in Caldwell’s Memorial Park on Saturday, May 13th 2017 from 12 pm to 4 pm.. The event will include special performances by Ballet Folklorico and the Caldwell Centennial Band. A number of First Responder and Veteran agencies will be participating in this event,
including Caldwell’s Police and Fire departments, Canyon County Paramedics, Middleton Police Department, the American Legion, the Gem State Young Marines, and the Idaho National Guard. “Bang on the Wall Burgers” and “Tony’s Tamales” will be on hand as well as the Marine Corps League’s Coffee Wagon. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend this fun community event.
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The Caldwell Farmers Market will open for the 2017 season on May 10th. This year we are moving back to the Indian Creek Park, on Blaine, next to TVCC. Road construction on Arthur does not permit us to set up on the street. The Market takes place on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. May 10th thru September 27th. Stop on by to pick up those spring flower and vegetable plants, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, marigolds and more. The U of I Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your
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Spring gardening questions. The Market will have baked goods, local honey, Idaho Mustard and a wide variety of local crafters. Each week the market has ready to eat food, beverages and snacks for you to enjoy while listening to live music. For information on performing at the Market or becoming a vendor, visit our website, Caldwellidfarmersmarket.com. The market is sponsored by D.L. Evans bank and will accept EBT and debit cards.
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Heap Herders Were At It Again!
by Chantele Hensel, Publisher
The Caldwell Perspective choice award from the Heap Herders 2017 Spring Bling Car Show and Shine held at Memorial Park on April 29th. This 1966 Mercury Comet Capri, owned by Caldwell resident Judy Braegger. The event was a huge success, many families enjoyed the day together right here in town. photo by Scott Wallace
Although I haven’t had a lot of written response to my articles, I have had several responses in person. I’m very grateful to my church family who have told me they’ve learned a lot from my articles, and I did actually see my last article being applied. I was driving through neighborhoods looking at the storm damage and conditions of lawns from the winter. When I drove past a yard that was cut very short. I had to stop and ask, what prompted you to do that to your lawn. The home owner said he read it in that little Caldwell newspaper. Then he said, “You look familiar.” We talked a little more and he said he couldn’t believe how much he mowed up. I suggested he should power rake next to get
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grass lying flat from the weight. So again, mow short and use either a power rake from a rental store or a stiff leaf rake. Pruning Tip--Keep pruners clean to prevent the spread of diseases. Carry those kitchen and bathroom towelettes that have the bleach in them. They make an easy access cleaner to wipe your pruners between plants. Also keep a small can of spray oil or lube to keep them working smoothly. Have an extra lawn mower blade sharp and ready to use. It lessens the down time and eliminates excuses. Mother’s Day is a good date to know when it’s safe to plant those cold sensitive plants. So celebrate your wife or mother on their day by planting that garden. She’ll thank you all summer long. Until next time happy planting. Pat
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SIBA (Southwestern Idaho Birders Association) will be holding its meeting on May 11th, 7:00 p.m. at the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center . Presenter Ken Miracle will present a simple slide show of birds and animals photographed on a June 2016 Photo Safari in south Africa. Miracle was born and raised in Twin Falls. He graduated from ISU and in 1986 became more involved in conservation. His primary focus is wildlife and his motto is “shoot, share and conserve.” After retiring and discovering “painting with light” he added nature and project photography to his conservation efforts. He was one of six Field and Stream Conservation Hero of The Year finalists in 2014. Field and Stream and Toyota produced video and print stories, that also incorporated his photography, to tell the story of his Idaho Sage Grouse conservation efforts. These debuted at
an awards gala in Washington D.C. and were used by Field and Stream worldwide to promote conservation.
Notice Anything Different at the Train Depot?
Bud to Blossom is a special time along the Sunnyslope Wine Trail. A patchwork of green fields and blossoming fruit trees abound. It is also an exciting time of year for the Sunnyslope Wine Trail Wineries with many fun activities to enjoy. Bring your camera and experience Bud to Blossom first hand by participating in our photo contest. Snap a selfie at a winery, in a vineyard or along the Slope and post it on the Sunnyslope Wine Trail facebook page. See the Facebook page for details. The
contest runs from April 1 - May 31. Additionally, each individual winery has creative events along with wine. This is just a sample of the various events happening during Bud to Blossom. If you visit the Sunnyslope Wine Trail in the coming month you are in for a truly beautiful day in the country experiencing Idaho wines. If you visit the Sunnyslope Wine Trail in the coming month you are in for a truly beautiful day in the country experiencing Idaho wines.
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Look at the windows. Boy Scouts, Kyle Severns, Breadon Griggs and Kyle Eliot from Caldwell Elks Troop #276 volunteered April 29th to wash windows at the train depot. If you still cannot see the difference, stop by the Depot on May 6th between 12 pm and 4 pm at the open house for a better look. Thank you boys!
Pictured L to R: Kyle Severns, Breadon Griggs, Kyle Eliot
Saturday, May 13th 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Art & Craft Fair Complimentary Wine Tasting For Mom!
We’re Having Mom’s Weekend at Parma Ridge Storm will be doing delicious specials all weekend. We will have our new releases starting May 19th.
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Celebrate the Vine! FROM THE VINE COMES GREAT WINE! SATURDAY, JUNE 17TH 12 PM– 5 PM There is just so much to celebrate! We are celebrating Idaho Wine Month and the growth of the Sunnyslope Wine Trail. We are celebrating the rebirth of our vineyard! We are celebrating the richness of our soil and the warmth of the summer sun and the simple vine from which comes delicious wines! Come celebrate with us at this fun early summer festival. We will be introducing the newest wine to our portfolio the Dry Rosé of Syrah, as well as celebrating the newest release of our Reserve Petite Sirah!
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SUNNYSLOPE WINE TRAIL BUD TO BLOSSOM EVENTS Sawtooth Winery A Mother’s Day event 28 years in the making. Enjoy local wines from Sawtooth and a few other wineries. Mom’s will be treated to live music and wine tasting. Fun activities also planned for the kids. Huston Vineyards May 13- 14 Mother’s Day Weekend – Just in time for Mother’s Day try our new Chicken Dinner Rose′ on Saturday and Sunday. This limited edition dry Grenache’ Rose recently won a gold medal at the Cascadia Wine Competition and with limited case production won’t last long. Mom’s receive complimentary tasting all weekend when accompanied by her kids.
Vizcaya Winery Mother’s Day - Open 11:00 to 6:00. Vizcaya and Syringa Winery will share wines and offer special discounts. Live music by Douglas Cameron on 2:00 to 5:00 and food catered by S & J Grillin from 1:00 - 5:00. $10 admission for concert and wine tasting. Limited tickets available at www.VizcayaMothersDay. brownpapertickets.com
Williamson’s Orchards & Vineyards May 12th - 14th from 12 - 5pm, Mom’s Weekend at Williamson’s Bring Mom out to Williamson’s to try delicious wines, Moms will receive a complimentary flower and glass of wine. In the spirit of Bud to Blossom Williamson’s will feature a special on their Blossom a Rose′ of Sangiovese.
Hell’s Canyon Winery Don your Derby Hat and pick your horse for the Kentucky Derby Day celebration May 6th or celebrate Mother’s Day May 14th with live music, food truck and wine specials. Tickets and information available at 208.44.3300 Hat Ranch May means Moscoto at Hat Ranch. Celebrate Moscoto Day and enjoy their estate grown Dry Moscoto. Bring mom out for wine tasting and complimentary flowers on Mother’s day. Bitner Vineyards May 6-7 is Spring Release at Bitner Vineyards. Enjoy Guitar music May 7th with Steve Fultz and get your reservation for wine tasting Mother’s Day weekend by calling 208.455.1870.
Parma Ridge Parma Ridge will offer a free glass of wine to mom’s and food specials during Mother’s Day Weekend. Make a reservation to treat mom to Sunday brunch by calling 208.946.5187. May 19-21 is Spring Release Weekend at Parma Ridge. Check out what’s new in the Parma Ridge line-up.
Rotary Celebrates New Paul Harris Fellows
by Leora Summers
photo by Jerry Bauman
Rotarian Barry Fujishin received a Paul Harris Fellow Award during the April 4th regular Rotary meeting. Rotarian Tim Rosandick received his Paul Harris Award during the April 12th meeting. Barry and Tim were not present when Marianne Barker from District 5400 made a group presentation awarding 11 Caldwell Rotarians with their first Paul Harris Awards earlier this year making Caldwell’s Club an “All Paul Harris Club” once again since first earning this distinction in 2010. This award represents earning 1,000 recognition points in The Rotary Foundation. Points are earned with dollars donated and recognition points given to members from others. The Rotary Foundation is Rotary International’s foundation that supports humanitarian projects throughout the world.
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Secretary Leora Summers with Barry Fujishin
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SOROPTIMIST Club Holds Annual Awards Banquet
Ethel Penny Award L to R: Debbie Flitton (soroptimist vice-president), Ethel Penny Award Winners: Marlee Bunn, Analiese Cook, Sydney Soppe.
The Soroptimist International Club of Caldwell, a 501(c)3 charitable organization 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 20th. The Women’s Opportunity Award 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
On April 24th, 2017 Washington Federal celebrated their 100th year anniversary. Festivities included an open house and ribbon cutting. Washington Federal was born out of the chaos that was 1917. The drums of war
were beating in Europe, the US had just passed a new Federal Income tax and the vast number of early filers earned less than $3000 per year. On April 13th, of that year a group of businessmen led by W.C Kean founded Ballard
financial help for additional education and training. Each year, more than one million dollars is disbursed through Soroptimist International organization to deserving women. Soroptimist, which loosely translated in Latin, means “Best for Women.” The
Monetary Awards Renee Hukill (Soroptimist), Kathy Soran (Operation Unmentionables), Claudia Suastegui (YMCA, Strong Kid Campaign), Carol Teats (Metro Community Services), Ashley Greenewald (Soroptimist) Kristin Contraras (Hopes Door), Donna Shines (Mentoring Network), Julie Warwick (Meals on Wheels).
club strives to help women and girls to be their best and to live their dreams. The “Live Your Dream Award” was devised recognizing the power of women and to inspire women to “live their dreams.”
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Savings and Loan in the small fishing and lumber village of Ballard ,Washington. Their stated objective was to “provide a source of funds for home loans and to help their neighbors build a safe and secure financial future.” Through the great depression and great recession, they have grown from their one branch beginning to now include 240 offices in 8 western states and have more than $15 billion under management. The local branch is at 515 Cleveland Blvd, here in Caldwell.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to Caldwell’s Soroptimist International Club for helping so many women realize their dreams every year through this annual awards banquet. by Michael Hensel
photo by Kelli Romine, Caldwell Chamber
Live Your Dream Award L to R: Ashley Greenewald (Soroptimist Secretary); Award winners: Georgette Williams, Stacy Mann, Maggie Strowd (Soroptimist)
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Caldwell Elks Lodge installs new officers
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On March 25th, Caldwell Elks Lodge #1448 installed new officers for the upcoming 20172018 year. We are proud to announce the following new officers: Thomas MarmonExalted Ruler; John Michael “Mike” RogersLeading Knight; Leonard LaTour Jr.-Loyal Knight; Donald Bell-Lecturing Knight; Raymond Wilson-Esquire; Karen Smith-Chaplain; Charles Roberts-Inner Guard; Lee McCrearyTiler; Paul Farwell-Secretary; Archie Stradley-
Treasurer; Daniel Murphy-Trustee; Donald “Lynn” Bittick-Trustee and Benjamin SchneiderHome Association. We also honored those members who went the extra mile for our Lodge: Traci Roberts Marmon- Elk of the Year; Donald Bell-Officer of the Year; Tony Megran and Sue Megran as outgoing officers; and last but not least, Charles Roberts was honored as our outgoing Exalted Ruler.
Caldwell Lions Club dedicates namesake park
by Lynn Johnson
The Caldwell Lions Club is pleased to announce the dedication of the Caldwell Lions Park, formerly Jaycee Park (300 East Frontage Road). In January The Caldwell City Council at the request of the Caldwell Lions Club formally renamed Jaycee Park to Caldwell Lions Park. The public is invited to the dedication of the park ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. on May 3rd. The dedication will feature the bands from Caldwell High School and Canyon Springs High School. Hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided. The park is Caldwell Lions Club Centennial Project to commemorate 100 years of service by Lions members worldwide. The club, in cooperation with the city, is in the process of planning the updating this busy park. The basketball courts, picnic tables and playground
provide a service and recreation opportunities for the surrounding community.
Each spring, Caldwell High Seniors spend a day presenting Senior projects while the Juniors take the SAT and the Sophomores take the ISAT and attend a Financial Reality Fair. This year, on April 11th, CHS Freshmen were also invited to participate in an all-day leadership seminar sponsored by the Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity (CFEO) in partnership with the local Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) affiliate. The seminar was designed to show the students that there are many different types and styles of leaders. Many students identify a leader as someone who is the captain of the team, the boss at work, political leaders, or teachers. They learned that a true leader leads by example and the smallest gesture or deed can impact someone and make a difference. The students participated in a hands-on activity called “Build-a-Leader.” Each group of students was given a bag of craft supplies (cardboard tube, feathers, google eyes, pipe cleaners, etc.) and instructed to glue the items to the tube with each item representing a quality of a leader that they would follow. Afterwards, each group shared their characteristics of a good leader with the other students. Among the
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Setting the Records Straight on Bicycle/Pedestrian by Chuck Stadick, City Council Seat #6 Pathway Tax Revenues the terrible condition of our local roadways, why are we spending federal funds on pathways instead of our local interstate?” The Federal Government has a program called FLAP, which stands for Federal Lands Access Program.
Recently, Caldwell Planning and Zoning along with the Bicycle/Pedestrian Pathway Committee made a presentation to the City Council to spend federal dollars extending new pathways throughout our City and County. One of the first questions asked of the committee members by the Council was, “Considering
Within that program there are many categories of different projects the public can apply for grants. Those grant revenues can only be spent on the category selected during the application process. In other words, you cannot spend federal transportation revenues for highways on a bicycle/pedestrian project and vice versa. Cities can apply
for funds and are awarded according to their need. If the two committees had not applied for those funds, the revenue grant would’ve gone to another city. One could argue the point that we need revenues for our dilapidated highways more than pathways and you would be correct, and in my opinion that would make more sense; but, the federal system under these grants unfortunately doesn’t work that way. If you want more information on this project, please contact Director Brian Billingsley at the Caldwell City Planning and Zoning Department, 455-4666.
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long list of characteristics shared were: listening, c a r i n g , honesty, strength, heart, integrity, and vision. All of the students also participated in a service project by writing letters for “Operation Gratitude.” The letters were written to first responders, active military, veterans, and currently deployed military personnel. Students told them about themselves, wrote jokes, and thanked the brave men and women for their service. Academic recruiters from Oliver Finley Academy, College of Western Idaho, Treasure Valley Community College and The College of Idaho also spoke with the students. Each explained what their school has to offer students after high school graduation and answered questions from the freshman. The CFEO, established in 1992, provides grants and scholarships to groups and students within the boundaries of the Caldwell School District. HOBY, established in 1958, offers several leadership seminar opportunities to high school students around the world. For more information regarding the CFEO, go to www.cfeo.org and for HOBY, go to www.hoby.org.
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The Passion Project “Never underestimate the power of passion.”-Eve Sawyer
by Mindy Scott, Caldwell Perspective
Energy was prevalent on the premises of LewisClark Elementary School on Tuesday April 25th, 2017. Visitors came to see the many projects that students had been working on since the beginning of the school year. Excitement, curiosity, and wonder filled the hallways. The students were eagerly awaiting to answer questions about their hard work and dedication that was on display for all to see. The Passion Project has many benefits. It introduced concepts of learning that would last a lifetime. This project combined the students’ interest with the relativity to the world they live in. Students gained knowledge to be excellent learners. As principal Leigh Peebles stated, “There is so much information in the world, that there is no way we can teach our students everything there is to know. However, we can teach them how to be good learners. Good learners ask great questions, know how to access information correctly, and know how to problem solve when things get difficult.” The main idea was the same for each grade level, while the requirements were broken down to age specific abilities. The kindergarten classes focused on worms and first grade classes focused on finding things they liked in specific continents. Grades 2-5 chose individual interests. Students learned how to access data through books, computers, and people. As children discovered their passions they were encouraged to speak with staff members who had similar interests. This opened new levels of communication at school and at home.
Vallivue Plant Facilities Levy Election–Time to Vote, May 16th!
by Mindy Scott, Caldwell Perspective
Vallivue School district is the second fastest growing district in Idaho. On Tuesday May 16th, citizens will be casting their vote on whether to pass a plant facility levy and a supplemental levy. The poles will be open from 8am to 8pm. If this is passed, Vallivue will have the necessary funds needed to maintain and repair school buildings, preserve academic and interscholastic programs and have no new taxes. This levy would also provide hiring teachers, purchasing textbooks, curriculum, Lewis-Clark has a unique culture as a whole. The and supplies for classrooms. In the event the teachers and staff are encouraged to create new ideas levy fails: building repairs would be neglected, and insights that have the best interest of the students sports and activities would be pay-to-play, and in mind. This safe place of there would be less teachers and support staff sharing ideas is extended resulting in crowded classrooms. to students. As education This levy needs a 67% voter approval to evolves they are open to new pass. Let your voice be heard through voting on ideas that work. Lewis-Clark this day or take advantage of early voting. Early is a place full of inspiration, voting/In Person Absentee voting takes place passion, and creation. from May 1st- May 12th, 2017. Bring valid ID with current address or other document showing proof of address such as a piece of mail. Early voting is located at the Election office at 1102 E Chicago St., Caldwell. Any questions can be answered by calling (208) 454-7562, M-F between 8am and 5pm.
Caldwell School District Board Trustee Elections on May 16th Elections for trustees for Caldwell School District in Zone 5 and Zone 1 will be held on May 16. If you would like more information on times and places for these elections, please contact the Canyon County Elections Office 455-5937. Those who have filed a Declaration of Candidacy for these positions are as follows: Lisa Johnson (Zone 1), Lisa Bevington (Zone 1), Nicarol Clifton (Zone 5) and Marisela Pesina (Zone 5). Lisa Johnson, age 50, is running in Zone 1. She has lived in Caldwell for 45 years. She and her husband have five children ranging in ages from 16-26, all of whom have attended Caldwell schools, with four graduating from CHS. Why does she want to run? She says “I want to be on the board to help ensure the future success of students by assisting current board members in adopting policies, setting
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priorities, and achieving the goals and vision that teachers, administrators, and parents have for the district. I have a sincere interest in the success of each student in the community, and a strong desire to create an environment where educators and parents work together to ensure that success. Her volunteer and job experiences are as follows: a volunteer in the schools, coached baseball, and has also served in scouting as Den Leader, Cub Master, Advancement Chairman, and Boy Scout Committee Chairman. She is currently a compassionate service coordinator at her church. Lisa Bevington, age 49, is running in Zone 1. She was born and raised in Caldwell, graduating from Caldwell High School herself before going away to college. After college graduation, she lived in Oregon briefly and moved back to Caldwell after meeting her husband, who is also from Caldwell. They wanted to live in Caldwell to raise their children. She has five children with
four of them grown and a 16 year-old currently attending CHS. Her 19 year-old one graduated from CHS in 2015. Why does she want to run? She says “I am passionate about education and Caldwell. We have a great superintendent and board working together to focus on student achievement. Stability in leadership and keeping strong faculty are important for success. I have served on the school board for the last year. I have attended many board training sessions. I have excellent communication skills, insight, stability, vision, consistency and perspective that will move the district forward.” Her volunteer and job experiences are as follows: legal assistant, bookkeeping, executive administrator, mentor in elementary school, PTO, CASA, cub scouts, church youth leadership and women’s shelter volunteer. Nicarol Clifton, age 34, is running in Zone 5. She has lived in Caldwell for five years. She has seven children; ages 13, 12, 11, 6, 5, 2 and 10 months. Two
attend Jefferson Middle School and three attend Lincoln Elementary. Why does she want to run? She says “I would like to work with the community to help parents and teachers provide the best opportunities, tools and education possible for our youth to succeed and be well educated. I enjoy new challenges and finding ways to fix and improve them. I adapt and learn quickly and have great organizational skills. I have experience working with youth of all ages and love doing so.” Her volunteer and job experiences are as follows: cub scout leader, small business ownercreating and marketing products, bookkeeping experience, high school volleyball coach, various church callings which included Young Women’s President, primary teacher and secretary and participated in meetings and groups aimed to improve Idaho education. Marisela Pesina is running for the position in Zone 5. She was born and raised in Caldwell and graduated from CHS. She has stayed in the CALDWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT Caldwell area her entire adult DRIVERS EDUCATION life. Her two grown children a t t e n d e d
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Caldwell schools and also graduated from CHS. Why does she want to run? She says “I want to ensure that resources available to districts are utilized in ways that prepare all students for a successful and prosperous life beyond high school. I work with a broad cross-section of people and hear concerns about education. I want to ensure transparency and communication both ways to alleviate fear. Communication, empathy, and a desire to understand the positions of others is key to alleviating fear and fostering the greatest productivity and learning.” Her volunteer and job experiences are as follows: Caldwell Housing Authority Board of Directors (which has been instrumental in moving the authority forward in areas of north-end revitalization and meeting the needs of the residents in low-income housing), cub scout den leader, board secretary for the Caldwell Youth Baseball Association, and a proud CHS Band Booster for eight years. Changes have been made to the polling locations. Please feel free to visit www. caldwellperspective.com to view.
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