May 2018 Caldwell Perspective

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Edition 41 l May 2018


by Chantele Hensel


Wolfe Field Phase Two Recognizes Donors At Dedication Ceremony

by Clayton Gefree, C of I Communications Specialist

College of Idaho Trustee Tricia Baur walked through the entryway of Wolfe Field, crossing over to the newly completed courtyard named for her late husband, Dr. Gerald M. Baur ‘66, a C of I alumnus and former chair of the Board of Trustees. She looked down at the smiling face of her partner, forever immortalized in the stone in the very center of the courtyard — and smiled back. “Gerry would have been so honored and humbled to know this place was in his name,” Baur said. “I’m thrilled at how we’ve been able to make this design turn out so beautifully.” Baur was one of several dignitaries who arrived at Wolfe Field on a sunny April 13 for the official dedication of Wolfe Field’s Phase Two. The longterm project, named for former

C of I trustee Duane Wolfe ’57, has been a collaboration between both the College and the City of Caldwell, which donated the land off Linden St. and Griffith Parkway for the field. The two entities have worked in tandem since 2008 on the $2.4 million project. Wolfe Field has seen considerable growth since that initial investment, with the previous phase of the project already contributing a ProGrass infield, dugouts, backstop, scoreboard, outfield fence, electricity, and over 1,000 individual bleacher seats. Phase Two added several new amenities to the field, including the Gerald M. Baur Courtyard and Ed Osbourne Press Box, as well as concession stands and restrooms. The new courtyard features

a number of bricks donated by members of the C of I community, many of which are engraved with names and remarks. The bricks are arranged in the shape of a baseball diamond, with a likeness of Gerald Baur taking its place at the pitcher’s mound in tribute of Baur’s time as a pitcher on the C of I team. Tricia Baur served as one of the designers of the new courtyard bearing her husband’s name, saying that she was pleased with how it turned out and thankful to everyone involved in its completion, particularly Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, C of I Director of Development Jack Cafferty ’97 and C of I Trustee and major fundraiser Graye Wolfe, son of Duane. “Without the help of everyone who supported this effort, this

wouldn’t have been completed,” Baur said. “Working with them has exceeded all my expectations.” Graye Wolfe said it has been important to his family to give back to both the College and the Caldwell community in return for all that has been done for them. He said to see the project progress to its current state has been both a surreal and a humbling honor. “It’s been like running a marathon seeing this through to now,” Wolfe said. “To see it like this is very rewarding. We owe all of our donors and all of the help we’ve received from the City of Caldwell a thank you. It’s incredible to see what we’ve been able to accomplish.” Wolfe, Baur and Nancolas were each honored before the opening pitch of that afternoon’s

Gene Betts-Caldwell Night Rodeo Director of Operations Gene Betts has been involved with the Caldwell Night Rodeo for over thirty years. It has to do with his commitment to the community of Caldwell and to promoting the Western way of life. He’s a two-time CNR President and has proudly served the CNR Board as an Honorary Director. That’s why, when CNR made the decision to restructure its administrative post to become a Director of Operations, Gene Betts was the perfect choice. “Over the course of its 84-year history, Caldwell Night Rodeo has grown with the community,” said CNR

President Craig Stradley. “As the community expands, so does our sponsorship and our ability to give back to the community that supports us. It is important to have someone at the helm of our business operations who understands the community, the CNR and how we fit together. I am proud to have Gene Betts as the new Director of Operations for CNR.” Betts has done it all. He started out as a volunteer, participating in the competitions put on by the service organizations during the rodeo. Coming on The Board, he served on the ticket committee, worked on maintenance

projects and spearheaded volunteer recruitment. As a two-time President, he became familiar with all aspects of the organization and that made him comfortable to accept the position that would put him at the hub of CNR’s operation. “When I was offered the job,” said Betts, “it seemed like a good opportunity to help the CNR grow with the 21st Century. There’s a lot of technical aspects to running a rodeo these days and I have the skills to help CNR make the transitions necessary to function more smoothly.” And Betts understands that there’s more to the CNR than

just running smoothly as a professional rodeo organization. “I’m pretty proud of the CNR and the work we’ve done. I have watched it grow from a rodeo that was just breaking even to become a major contributor to its supporting community” said Betts about helping the CNR expand its recognition and financial support of local organizations. “We are getting involved in cancer detection through Power of Pink Night, domestic abuse awareness with Purple Night, and we are supporting our veterans on Patriot Night. Betts and his wife (Lorie) live

game against Lewis-Clark State — coincidentally, the same team present at the dedication for the completed bleacher seats in Spring 2015. Also among the day’s honorees were former trustees and stadium supporters Mike Caughlin ‘74 and Dean Buffington ’63 and representatives from R&M Steel, who helped in the construction of this phase of the project. Each of them were given commemorative Yotes jerseys to honor their commitment to the field’s completion. “Wolfe Field today is the top venue for baseball in Canyon County, and one of the top stadiums in all of the NAIA,” said Mike Safford, C of I’s director of sports communication and Voice of the Coyotes. “The field is truly one of the finest in the state of Idaho.”

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Calendar of Events


May 2018


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

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May 1 Youth Program Break: No regular programs until June 1st, Library. 4 PM: E-Book Help, Library. 5:30 PM: Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, 1101 Cleveland Blvd. 6 PM: Hiking Boise’s Foothills: Trail Etiquette, C of I (208) 459-5227. May 2 7 PM: Coloring Club, Library. May 3 24 Hours: Idaho Gives, vistit to support the non-profit of your choice.

Tiara Day

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6:30 PM: The Salvation Army, Community Appreciation Concert, United Methodist Church, 824 Logan St, Caldwell 7 PM: Bike Safety Workshop, Library. May 7 6 PM: City Council Workshop, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave, Caldwell. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave, Caldwell. May 8 6 PM: City Council Special Meeting – Budget Workshop, Street Department Conference Room, 1311 North 3rd Ave, Caldwell. 7 PM: Make It! Craft It!, Library.

May 4 ALL DAY:College Signing Day. Promote Higher EducaMay 9 tion. Wear your favorite 1 PM: Senior Center Board college gear! Meeting 2 PM: Thursday Afternnon 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library.We Read, Library. Support College 3-6 PM: Caldwell Farmers Signing Day. Promote Market, Indian Creek Park Higher Education. Wear next to TVCC. Free fun for your favorite college gear. the whole family. 5:30PM: Caldwell Rambler’s May 5 RV Club: 2nd Wed of Month, 2:30 PM: Caldwell Fine Arts Festivall Honor Recital, 5:30 PM-Dinner, 6 PM-MeetLangroise Recital Hall, C ing, Mr. V’s, 407 N. 10th of I. Ave., Ray (208) 697-1357 4:30 PM: Caldwell Fine 6:30 PM: Undergroung RailArts Festivall Honor Recital, road: The Story of William Langroise Recital Hall, C Still Screening, Llibrary. of I.

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EVERY MONDAY: 5:15 p.m. Meet Me Mondays, Stewarts Bar & Grill May 1: 1:30 PM Education Committee, Sterry Room, C of I May 1: 5:30 PM Ribbon Cutting: Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall May 2: 11:45 AM Agri-Business Committee, Stewarts Bar & Grill May 4: 12 PM Ribbon Cutting: Ricks Caldwell Meats May 4: 6 PM Brave Hearts, Indian Creek Steakhouse May 8: 11:15 AM Noonbreak Luncheon, Simplot Dining Hall, C of I May 11: 8:30 AM Travel & Tourism Committee, Chamber Office May 14: 12 PM Transportation Committee, Acapulco May 17: 12 PM Gov’t Affairs Committee, Golden Dragon May 23: 8 AM Coffee Connect, Prestige Assisted Living, Autumn Winds

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Please plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak Luncheon, January 9th at 11:15 a.m., Simplot Dining Hall, C of I. Call the Chamber of Commerce to RSVP.

May 17 9 AM-4 PM: Caldwell Fire Fighters Fill The Boot, a MDA Fundraiser, intersection of 10th and Chicago Street. 6:30 PM: Board of Trustees Meeting, Idaho Room, Caldwell Public Library.

May 24 (continued) provided by Campus Christian Fellowship, Creekside Coffee, and TVCC Student Services, TVCC Caldwell Center-1st Floor Commons 6:30 PM: Raffle drawing for May 10 framed student art. Each 7 PM: SIBA General Meetdonated food item is worth ing, Deer Flat National Wildone raffle ticket. Additinal life Refuge Visitor’s Center, tickets may be purchased. May 18 13751 Upper Embankment 7 PM: Second Raffle draw9 AM-4 PM: Caldwell Fire Rd, Nampa (Corner of ing for student art. Indiana/Roosevelt, South of Fighters Fill The Boot FINAL 7:30 PM: Final drawing for Hwy 55). SIBA Presents: A DAY, a MDA Fundraiser, “Uvas de la Luna”, framed intersection of 10th and Day in the life of a Wildlife print commemorating the Chicago Street. 2017 total eclipse, donated Veternarian. May 19 by art faculty Linda Varnes. Speaker: Mark Drew, DVM, 11 AM-4 PM: 2018 MarsArt proceeds will benefit MS ing Wine & Art in the Park, Oasis Food Center and May 12 Hope’s Door in Caldwell. STAMP OUT HUNGER: Put Marsing, Idaho. your food donation by your May 21 May 27 mailbox to help families in 7 PM: City Council Caldwell Library Closed need. Your mail carrier will Meeting, CPD CommuToday do the rest! nity Room, 110 S. 5th Ave, May 14 Caldwell. May 28 7 PM: Caldwell Urban Memorial Day The Caldwell Renewal Agency Meeting, May 22 Library Closed Today CPD Community Room, 110 6 PM: City Council Special S. 5th Ave, Caldwell. Meeting – Budget WorkMay 30 shop, Street Department 3-6 PM: Caldwell Farmers May 15 Conference Room, 1311 Market, Indian Creek Park 8 AM-8 PM: Election Day! North 3rd Ave, Caldwell. next to TVCC. Free fun for Get out there and vote! the whole family. 6 PM: Resume and Cover May 23 Letter Writing, Library. 3-6 PM: Caldwell Farmers May 31 6-9 PM: Free Boating Safty Course, 1323 E. Chicago St, Market, Indian Creek Park 6:30 PM: Freegal Scavenquestions call 208-371-6811 next to TVCC. Free fun for ger Hunt, Library. the whole family. or 208-514-2426. June 1 10:30 AM: Drop-In ComBLOOD DRIVE: make your May 16 puter Clinic, Library. appointment today, 1-8003-6 PM: Caldwell Farmers 6:30 PM: Altered Book Art, 733-2767 or call Carole Market, Indian Creek Park Library. Munn at 208-459-1423. next to TVCC. Free fun for the whole family. May 24 6-9 PM: Free Boating Safty ALL DAY: Red Nose Day, Course, 1323 E. Chicago St, wear your red nose to raise questions call 208-371-6811 awareness on child poverty. or 208-514-2426. 6-8 PM: TVCC Spring Art Show: Meet the Student Artist. Refreshments are


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May 2018

by Leora Summers

2018 Caldwell Farmers Market to Begin May 9th!

Plant starts at the Market

The Caldwell Farmers Market will open for the 2018 season on May 10th. This year we are moving back to the Indian Creek Park, on Blaine, next to TVCC. The Market takes place on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Stop on by to pick up those spring flower and vegetable plants, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, marigolds and more. The Market will have baked goods, local honey, Idaho

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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.

Caldwell Mail Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive-May 12th! Saturday, May 12th marks the 26th anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving -the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from our customers. These donations stay in Caldwell to provide food to people who need our help. Last year, we collected over 75 million pounds of food nationally, feeding an estimated 64 million people. In 2017 the generous people of Caldwell donated over 10 thousand pounds of food. The need for food donations is great. Currently, 49 million

by Monty Beavers, Caldwell City Carrier Americans -1 in 6- are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Our food drive’s timing is crucial. Food banks and pantries often receive the majority of their donations during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. By springtime, many pantries are depleted, entering the summer low on supplies at a time when many school breakfast and lunch programs are not available to children in need. and your letter carrier Participating in this year’s will do the rest. Please Letter Carrier Stamp Out help us in our fight to end Hunger Food Drive is hunger, as we celebrate simple. Just leave a non- our 26th anniversary year perishable food donation in America’s great day of in a bag by your mailbox giving. Thank you Caldwell on Saturday, May 12th residents.


Caldwell Lions Club Sponsors Blood Drive

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With a combined total of over 169 years, Carole Munn, Marlene Jacobsen, Shirley Conger, and Nathelle Oates, Corky Weston, Janna Free, Jane Lemison and Lee Cowdery have volunteered for the American Red Cross in Caldwell. Statistically, for each unit collected, 3 lives are saved. The records for total units donated are only from 1985, as of that date Caldwell has recorded the donation total of 13,982 units. The opportunity to increase those numbers has become available to Caldwell again. The Caldwell Lion’s Club is sponsoring a blood drive, Friday, June 1st, 2018 at the Church of Christ located on the corner of

10th Avenue and Ustick Road. To schedule your appointment feel free to use the Red Cross Blood donor application, by visiting or calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). Carole, the coordinator of Caldwell blood drives, would be more than happy to assist you in making your appointment or answering any questions you may have. Carole can be reached by calling 208459-1423.


by Joe Decker, Canyon County PIO

Please see the key dates and information below for the upcoming May 15 Primary Election in Canyon County. Through – May 11: Early voting is available to all eligible voters at the Canyon County Elections Office, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. May 4, 2018: Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail. May 15, 2018: Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.Last day to return absentee ballots to the Elections Office. Must be received by 8:00 p.m.

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May 2018

Caldwell Fine Arts Festival Honor Recitals on May 5

by Peggy Miller

Braden Beal

Elijah King

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perform at these recitals. Students eligible to perform at the Honor Recitals will receive ribbons for the following number of Superior ratings: Lina Zhu, piano (nine); Jessi Winters, violin, and Shaydynn Nichols, Alaina Warren and Jenna Winters, piano (seven); Emilee Goettig, Kathleen Hughes, McKay Leavitt, Josh Richmond, piano, and Jenna Waterhouse, violin (six); Braden Beal, cello; Josh Winters, violin, and Seth

Babbel, Emma Fisk, Thart Htoo, Javier Lujan, piano (five); Catherine Decker, Natalie Hetzer, Caleb Hokanson, Grace Hokanson, Antonio Lujan, Aiden Pearson and Liliana Staigle, piano; Jubilee Jensen, violin; Elijah King and Abram Malan cello (four). Students receiving pins of their instrument earned their third Superior rating this year. They are: violinists Spencer Hegstad and Piper Lorenz; and pianists Macey Blaisdell,

Allie Chon, Noah Creswell, Avrienne Evins, Amaya Fischer, Mateo Fischer, Declan Nash, McKell Nelson, Katelin Norton, Nichole Rice, Ava Seltzer, Chase Seltzer, Jeremy Seltzer Jr., Layla Shitara, and Jessi Winters. Piano teachers entering students were Jory Beal, Lydia Brady, Anna Chapman, Sylvia Hunt, Pamela Matlock, Jocelyn Nelson, Heidi Roberts, Janine Schroeder, Marjorie Weinacht, Cindy Wells and Debbie Winters.

String teachers entering students were Kayleigh McGrath, Peggy Miller, Melissa Nash, Laura Owens, Lorie Scherer, Emily White, Nancy B. Wilson and Debbie Winters. Organizers of the event were Peggy Miller, Pamela Matlock, Debbie Winters and Anna Chapman, assisted by Shellie Jo Cook, Karen Cornwell, Sylvia Marmon, Paul Moulton and Lorena Rebon-Rincon.

Advocates Against Family Violence has been given a donation of more than $27,000 through Team Subaru of Nampa’s Share

the Love event. This is the 6th year that Team Subaru has generously chosen to support our organization. Share the Love is a

partnership between Team Subaru of Nampa and the Subaru Corporation which allows retailers to choose a hometown charity to support. A donation of $250 was given to Team’s selected charity for every Subaru sold or leased between November, 2017, through January, 2018. For this year, as well as the past several years, Team Subaru has chosen Advocates Against Family Violence as their chosen beneficiary for this event. On Friday, April 6th, AAFV was presented with the check

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Caldwell Fine Arts Festival Honor Recitals at 2:30 and 4:00 on SATURDAY, May 5 will be in the Langroise Recital Hall on the campus of College of Idaho. These free programs will feature students from the Treasure Valley who earned Superior ratings at the non-competitive festival on April 21st. Graduating seniors who participated in this festival at least four years are cellists Braden Beal and Elijah King, pianist Nathaniel Warren, and violist JiaMin Wu. Adjudicators for string students at Faith Lutheran/ Treasure Valley Christian Church were Brian Hodges (cello), Michaella Pape (violin and viola) and Dave Johnson (early string students); adjudicators for piano students were Julie Draney, Julie Harris and Walden Hughes at the College of Idaho Langroise Hall. Their ratings determined which students will be asked to

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May 2018


Caldwell Chamber News Aprils Noon break lunch was one to remember. Hosted by DL Evans Bank and Sunwest Bank. They brought in Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Taylor to speak on Sexual Harassment. In addition to the great program provided by D.L. Evans. Caldwell Chamber Ambassador Cheri Low, was awarded the Ambassador of the Quarter Award. A ribbon

cutting for Matt Eells of Sunbelt took place. Lonnie C’s Donuts was welcomed as a new Chamber Member. The next Chamber of Commerce noonbreak luncheon, May 8th, RSVP today! Don’t forget your business cards. See our calendar on page 2 for more opportunities to meet new people and the businesses in Caldwell.

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Meet-The 3rd District Guardian ad Litem, One of the Chambers Newest Members

Christina Walker


The 3rd District Guardian ad Litem is located at 1104 Blaine St. in Caldwell. In a perfect world these ladies and group of volunteers would be twiddling their thumbs with too much time on their hands. That is not the case, in fact, they’re always in need of more volunteers. The 3rd District Guardian ad Liem is a 501(3)(c) would be better described as the voice in court for a child who is in the states custody due to abuse or neglect. The volunteers become friends with the child or children of a case and learn directly through the child what their need(s) are and report their findings to the Judge. The Guardian ad Litem is the investigator, conducting home studies, writing reports and are the constant for that scared boy or girl. Full time employees often times are pulled from their desks to fill in when the need is presented to serve a family or individual. The loving office staff provide the emotional support that a volunteer may find themselves in need of, often times a refueling station during emotionally exhausting cases. One minute the volunteer may be coloring with a child or in the hospital and the next in a court room or their own home preparing a meal for their own children. The strength to serve these victim children comes with a weight, but many more rewards as families are rehabilitated. Many of the advocates/child relationships develop into lifelong relationships. The 3rd District Guardian ad Litem is a part of the Court



Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program that began November 1, 2017. All the volunteers are equipped with the training and are selected through a series of screenings, including a background check with the Idaho Supreme Court, Department of Health and Welfare and the Idaho State Police. The office in Caldwell not only provides their expertise in helping theses children in the states care in Canyon County, but also Adams, Gem, Payette and Washington Counties. Sadly, the 3rd District Guardian ad Litem provided services to 600 children in 2017 and the shortage of volunteers is their number one challenge. The typical case takes 1215 months and protects children 0-18 years old. The judge assigned to the case recognizes and values the Guardian ad Litem and use the finding of the volunteer in consideration for the outcome for the child. Meet the office staff: Christina Walker, LMSW is the Executive Director of the Third District Guardian ad Litem Program. In addition to dedicating herself to helping communities, families, and children, she is devoted to her silly, sassy, smart teenage twins. She has worked as a Parent Advocate and Social Worker, as well as being a mentor, foster parent, and Guardian ad Litem in two other districts. She specializes in working with children and families, as well as victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition to her work with the Third District, she is

also a Group Facilitator at the Nampa Family Justice Center. Helping individuals and families live a strong and healthy life is her true passion. She is paramount in the structuring and encouraging all Volunteers, and Staff in this program. She is a powerful voice of good and is monumental in pushing this good work along. Yazmin is currently the Volunteer Coordinator with the Program and carries over 200 cases per year. Yazmin is legendary in the Third District, with experience from a prior program, for her awe-inspiring advocacy and self-sacrifice, driven by an unyielding passion for the kids served. Yazmin will continue her fearless mission with 3rd Guardian as Volunteer Coordinator. Yazmin will transition to far fewer cases, as volunteers increase, so she can focus her expertise on training and mentoring them. She will share the fire, knowledge and passion for advocacy with all the volunteers in the Third District in the same way she has inspired all she has mentored. Elisa Higbee is a new addition to the team, and is the newest Advocate Coordinator. Her experience comes from a variety of jobs, whether it was through the hospital systems, or court ordered programing where she facilitated parenting programs. Elisa is bright, highly-motivated, and able to connect well with all people from all backgrounds. She is eager to get cases under her belt and get to know the

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3rd District Guardian ad Litem, ribbon cutting.

community and children she will be helping represent. Elisa’s ultimate goal is to be the Program Manager of a non-profit just like Third District Guardian ad Litem Program. Merrin has been involved in this program since it’s beginning. She volunteered for two years with Family Advocates and continued on when the program became the Third District Guardian ad Litem Program. Merrin’s passion for this work comes from her personal experience of having two little brothers adopted out of foster care. She uses her experiences to motivate her to help as

many children in Protective Custody as she can. Merrin has extensive marketing experience that she will use to help educate the community on this remarkable program and inspire individuals to join the Third District Guardian ad Litem program and its mission to advocate for neglected and abused children. Want to help? Please call 208-459-9969. There are a large variety of ways you can provide assistance to the program while investing in the future of Caldwell.

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May 2018

Caldwell Night Rodeo Donates to Local Veterans

an office for meetings to provide privacy that will encourage openness for the veterans and families to feel safe to discuss any issue rather than using restaurants as they have. The board of Idaho Veterans Garden wanted to say one last thing to the CNR Board and all the community who support them, “salute”.

...And It Doesn’t End There

For 84 years, Caldwell Night Rodeo has been a proud member of the Caldwell community. And, for the CNR Board members, giving back to that community is a large part of what they do. New CNR Director of Operations, Gene Betts, has been involved Check presentation to The Boise Rescue Mission with the CNR and its community support for over 30 years. “I have watched CNR grow from a rodeo that was just breaking even to become a major contributor to its supporting community” said Betts. “We are getting involved in cancer detection through Power of Pink Night, domestic abuse awareness with Purple Night, and we are supporting our veterans on Patriot Night.” Over the past several weeks, CNR has made check presentations to five area organizations. Power of Pink partners, West Valley Medical Center and St. Al’s were each presented with a check of $21,422.41. These funds will be used

submitted by Caldwell Night Rodeo to provide mammograms and breast ultrasounds for women who, without these funds, would be unable to have these lifesaving diagnostic procedures. “This is the 10th year that the CNR has supported breast cancer awareness and diagnostic programs through Power of Pink,” Ryan Buhler, CNR Power of Pink Chair told us. “Our Power of Pink Golf Tournament, Power of Pink Walk and Power of Pink Night at the CNR drives the monetary CNR Power of Pink Check Presentation funding we give to these vital programs. Having lost a sister and a daughter to this horrible disease, I have a special investment in the commitment CNR makes to breast cancer awareness.” A check for $10,000 was presented to the Boise Rescue Mission to be used for their veterans assistance program helping homeless veterans and veterans at risk.

The Bird Stop Gets the GREEN LIGHT!

On Tuesday, April 17, I received a private message from Matt Kelly, owner of The Bird Stop, on the corner of Main and Seventh. It said, “We are soft opening at 8am. Full breakfast. Tomorrow.” I could barely contain myself

with sheer, unadulterated, giddiness. I have been a loyal customer and groupie, even, of The Bird Stop, and have missed it each day it’s been closed, like I miss loved ones who’ve passed on. I have longed to sit at

a table, listen to really fine blues, sip a soda and chat with customers, Mitch Kelly, write, do my bookwork and just chill. That place is in my fiber now…it’s in my weft. Excitement does not describe how I felt to know, at long last, it was happening. They were opening. I was there first thing Wednesday morning, the first customer. I was greeted at the Main Street entrance by a hostess, who seated me at one of the brand new burnished steel tables. I

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Photo: CNR Check presentation. Check was in the amount of $1,250. Left to Right: Idaho Veterans Garden Board Members: June Pugmire, Diane Estey (chairperson), Dale Robinette, Frank Ellsbury, John Hamilton, Danny Pugmire. Caldwell Night Rodeo Board: Ryan Buhler, Craig Stradley (CNR President), Nikki Zachary (CNR Secretary), Curt Ruehl (CNR 2nd Vice President), Paul Adams, Lyle Buhler (Honorary Director).

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Danny Pugmire, project manager of the Idaho Veterans Garden received a phone call from Craig Stradley, Caldwell Night Rodeo president informing him that the rodeo board wanted to meet with the Idaho Veterans Garden board to make a contribution to our local veterans. A group of volunteers from both organizations met on the evening of Wednesday, April 11th. Caldwell Night Rodeo has always worked hard to raise funds through our local professional rodeo that takes place in August to give back to the community. Friday night of the rodeo is traditionally “Patriot Night” the rodeo stands are filled with veterans, servicemen, servicewomen and their families. Ten percent of the Caldwell population are military families. The Idaho Veterans Garden plan for the money to help build

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was handed a brand new full breakfast menu, given a huge hug and then I just sat and took it all in. The changes are awesome. I did not take photos, because you need to go and see it for yourself. Walls on the south end painted a red velvet cocoa color and the walls on the north a warm taupe. The coffered, hand painted, carved ceilings are even more beautiful than before, having had the last of the old paint and plaster removed and all gussed up. The bar has new burnished steel stools, with neon blue underlighting. It is really spectacular. There are 24 beers on tap, and a vintage motorcycle sitting above the bar back to add interest and ambiance. New pendulum lights over the bar, and they kept the old chandeliers I loved so much. I was greeted by a friendly waitress, ordered cocoa

and the classic breakfast of sausage, eggs, hash browns and toast. It was delicious. While I was there, what I believe to be the entire Caldwell Police Patrol force appeared to celebrate the soft opening and enjoy breakfast, including Chief Wyant. Then the City’s senior planner and a throng of other Caldwell professionals showed up. They are back, rebranded to meet a growing need in Caldwell, for a downtown eatery, breakfast landing, meeting place, and night spot. I hope all of you will take an opportunity to stop in and enjoy some great food in a great atmosphere prepared by great people who have really invested in downtown Caldwell. They are community creators. They care about this town and her people. So, fly down to The Bird Stop and say, “hey”. You will not be sorry!




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IMPACT of Scott Garson post-season wins in seven years. The comeback was incredible with a series of wins and even 4 trips to the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball championships. In 2015 we advanced to the National quarterfinals and 2018 the National SemiFinals listed number 2 in the top 25 poll. Currently, College of Idaho Men’s Basketball rests at 129-42 the best in it’s history thank you to the hard work of our team under coach Garson. So that is Scott’s next venture. As for us, I have confidence that 4-season assistant coach Colby Blaine will continue the progress as head coach. The community

by Chantele Hensel, publisher support and encouragement, the hard work of our players and Colby are a promising future. Colby, we look forward to your leadership and the wins to come! Note from the publisher: Scott, my friend, I don’t think you are going to look very good in red and white, purple is a better color for you from a fashion standpoint. Also, I took the liberty of looking at the cons of Santa Clara and beside the population of 126,215 and air quality, it really does look nice. Best of luck to you and your family! Thank you for all your hard work.

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Past C of I President Marv Henberg and his wife Laurie came to Caldwell to celebrate Marv’s 70th birthday on April 7th with family members and friends at the newly opened Cruzen-Murray Library at the College of Idaho. It was so good to be able to celebrate and reconnect with them to honor Marv and to explore the new library. This new building was a gift from the estate of the late Deborah Cruzen-Murray and her husband, Glenn Richard Murray, Jr. It was one of the largest estate gifts ever bestowed upon the college.

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Caldwell Chamber ’s Education C ommittee is asking for your help. The cause is to promote higher education. On May 4th (college athletic signing day) they are asking the community to wear gear from their favorite college. Don’t get caught without

it. The committee will be out and about with a camera and posting Live on Facebook. Don’t have a favorite team? Pop into the College of Idaho book store or into Treasure Valley Community College and buy some. There is no telling where they will show up, but they are excited to get as many pictures as possible.

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Debra believed that this gift would be a vehicle to transform the lives of students and the community for years to come. She believed that the college was a place where students and faculty transformed themselves and that a library was a hub for that transformation. The porcelain pieces from her home now grace the library. Marv and Laurie enjoyed seeing this new building which was a gleam in his eye during his tenure as president at the College of Idaho, completed and in use. Happy birthday Marv!

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Rebecca Wilhite is the College of Idaho Director of Special Programs. Hours and miles are spent getting the word out about the exciting community learning classes that are available. Courses are provided for kids from 6 years old to 99 years young. Looking to grow in a hobby, interest or learn something new? Rebecca is excited for this summer’s long list of programs: Root and Branching Genealogy for beginners, writing small, Italian Culinary Adventure, Beer brewing for beginners, vines and wines at Bitner Vineyards, the art of food: southern style, an intro to the appreciation for the human body, human anatomy, pottery for adults, the “U” in ukulele, adult ballet, photography, the war on


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It was a sad day, Monday, April 23rd when College of Idaho Men’s’ head basketball Coach Scott Garson, announced his resignation. Scott and his family has been such an asset to us here in Caldwell. Creating the IMPACT that will never be lost. Scott and his family will continue the path laid before them back to the NCAA division at Santa Clara University to share his strong leadership and impact another group of people as the assistant basketball coach. Thank you Scott for the success you have led the Basketball team to earn. Prior to 2013 when Garson joined the Yotes’ we had no


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Indian Creek Plaza Prepares for Grand Opening

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About five years ago, a grassroots group of forwardthinking citizens created Destination Caldwell, a 501(c)(3) devoted to revitalizing Caldwell and

highlighting Caldwell’s agriculture economy and farm-based community. With the help of a consultant, Destination Caldwell led the community in the development of Caldwell’s Branding, Development and Marketing Action Plan. The cornerstone of the plan is to attract Caldwell residents and visitors to the heart of the community (downtown) by providing a premier outdoor gathering space that offers events and activities. That vision resulted in Indian Creek Plaza, which is now

under construction. Indian Creek Plaza, on the corner of Kimball Avenue and Arthur Street, will serve as a place to congregate for locals, Treasure Valley residents, Sunnyslope Wine Trail tourists, and travelers from all over the world. The Plaza features a stage for live entertainment and movies, splash pads for water play in the summer, beautiful landscaping, outdoor seating, and an ice skating rink and ribbon during the winter months. Destination Caldwell will manage the Plaza and has created full-time and parttime living-wage jobs to facilitate operations and programming. Even before opening, the Plaza has had a positive effect on Downtown Caldwell as many buildings surrounding the Plaza are being updated with new facades. Since the Plaza groundbreaking, businesses have begun to reappear downtown, including a brand-new movie theater, a coffee shop, a full service restaurant and brew-house, a sushi bar, and a handcrafted marshmallow shop!


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to attend an open house event, “Sneak Peek #2” during the last phase of the Plaza’s construction! The open house will feature a tour of the Plaza, information about the Plaza’s Signature Events, and an opportunity to ask questions. “Sneak Peek #2,” will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, from 4-6pm at the Destination Caldwell office at 106 S. Kimball Ave. “The Plaza will be opening before we know it, and we’ll wonder how we lived without it! Our team cannot wait to serve the community with concerts, movies, festivals, and, beginning in November – ice skating!” said Wisti Rosenthal, Director of Indian Creek Plaza. “Come see us on May 10 and join in the excitement and palpable anticipation.”

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Events and festivals on the Plaza will feature local and regional businesses, artisans, specialty food and food trucks, entertainers, musicians, and bands. “Caldwell has so much to offer. The idea is for the Plaza to reflect the fabric of this community in every way, including the tastes, sights, and sounds,” said Melissa Nodzu, the Plaza’s Director of Events. “We are ready to connect with vendors and entertainers and want to extend an invitation to the local community to apply.” For more information about opportunities to become a vendor or performer, email Melissa at info@



Have a desire to meet and connect with others in the community? Would you like to join your civic group and serve together? Volunteers are needed for Indian Creek Plaza’s Signature Events and include positions such as set-up, tear-down, ushering, directional services, and hospitality. For more information about

Get weekly construction updates about the Plaza, event announcements, and breaking news about Indian Creek Plaza on Facebook (Indian Creek Plaza), Instagram (@ indiancreekplaza), or Twitter (@IndianCreekPlaz).

Volunteers Help Celebrate Earth Day at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

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Indian Creek Plaza’s grand opening celebration PLAZA PALOOZA! will be held July 14, 2018. Don’t wait for the arrival of PLAZA PALOOZA!, get involved today and celebrate as opportunities abound! Some history first, followed by opportunities...

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Over 100 volunteers completed service projects to improve the Lake Lowell Unit of Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, April 21st participating in this year’s Earth Day Work Day.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service appreciates the service of these volunteers, who collected 10 bags of litter to prevent wildlife injury and to improve the cleanliness of the refuge for visitors. Crews also removed over a thousand noxious weeds including white bryony, poison hemlock, and Scotch thistle. Noxious weeds often out-compete

native plants that wildlife depend on for food and cover. Several other crews worked around the visitor center improving our trails, watering over 2500 native seedlings, and cleaning up wildlifefriendly landscaping. After completing their hard work, volunteers enjoyed snacks provided by the Friends of Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge.

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CANYON COUNTY CREDIT UNION PUT ON FINANCIAL REALITY FAIR FOR STUDENTS AT CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL of money such as a birthday check from Grandma or an unexpected expense like a fender bender for which they had an insurance deductible to pay. At each table, their choices came with a cost that they deducted from their monthly salary. They could choose to rent or buy a house or even have room mates. When they encountered choices with transportation, they picked buying a car, public transportation, or maybe riding a bike. The students had an opportunity to learn something about costs and the consequences of spending choices. It was also designed to help students understand the value of protecting their credit scores as well as the impact of their career choices and income would have on their ability to spend and save. At the last table they were provided with information on how their credit rating

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affected the cost of their many choices and how to protect their good credit or improve a challenging credit score. Approximately 340 students participated in the Fair, mostly from the Junior class. Many students indicated they learned new things that would help them make better decisions in how they spend and save

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On April 10, 2018 credit unions from the Southwest Chapter of Idaho Credit Unions sponsored the fifth annual High School Reality Fair. This was the second year this important learning opportunity was held at Caldwell High School. Students participated by starting out at the registration table where they were given a “Financial Life Game Card”. This card provided an occupation, a credit score, an Idaho specific salary, an estimated tax liability, and, when applicable, a student loan balance and payment. With a knap sack, pen, and informational tips on saving in hand, the students then visited “Game Stations” where they made financial choices about housing, transportation, cost of living, recreation, and saving for their future. Additionally, they visited a “Life Happens” station where they either found out they had a windfall

Ms. Morono, student counselor, with Reality Fair participating students at Caldwell High School giving a thumbs up for the HS Financial Reality Fair at Caldwell High.

money. Some were familiar with the concepts and said the information was a good reminder. Most students indicated it was a fun way to learn. Students completed a survey indicating what they learned and how they might apply the information to their lives. Participating credit unions and others were: CapEd

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Fun For All Ages!

2018 TVCRC Information Fair Caldwell St. Lukes Pediatric Social Worker, Amy Rhoades and Madisyn Benart

When 13-year-old Madisyn Benart was deciding on a volunteer project for her Heritage Middle School English class, she knew she wanted to do something to warm the hearts of children. With babysitting money she earned, Benart purchased $120 of fleece fabric and hand-made 10 cozy blankets for patients at St. Luke’s Caldwell Pediatrics.

“I wanted to donate them to someone in need,” she said. Benart presented a huge pile of the hand-crafted blankets earlier in April to Amy Rhoades, a care coordinator at St. Luke’s. A beaming Rhoades assured Benart there will be many opportunities to share the warmth and love with families at the clinic.

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TVCRC would like to thank all who attended their information fair. The estimated total was 500 visitors. They were served by volunteers occupying the 112 tables. The event took place April 18th at the O’Connor Field House. This and annual event, and the need for additional voluteers

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Sunnyslope Wine Trail Wineries offer Bud to Blossom Events

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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

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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.

West Valley Recieves Eighth Consecutive ‘A’ in Bi-annual Review

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2018 TVCC Caldwell Art Student’s Spring Art Show by Chantele Hensel, publisher The Spring Art Show is an opportunity for young artists from Treasure Valley Community College, Caldwell Campus to show off their skills. The 2018 event will be held Thursday, May 24th from 6-8 p.m. at the Treasure Valley Community College, Caldwell Campus, first floor commons. All are invited to attend the event. The students this year to share their talents are: WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY PRESENTS

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Students in ART 199 SPECIAL STUDIES Naomi Albert-Seascapes in Acrylic and Mixed Media Nikki Bier-Fantasy and Galaxy Paintings Jacqueline HernandezSpiritual Expressions Jason Larson-Landscape and “Three Cherry Pies” Irma Martinez-Portraits and Lizard Butte Landscape Stacia Perry-Surreal Landscape and 3 drawings Joaquin Redondo-“Day of the Dead” (Series of 8) Seth Smith-Fantasy in Spray Paint and Pencil Drawings Shenise WilliamsLandscapes, Cityscape, Floral and Angelic Portraits (Series of 7) Students in ART 181 BEGINNING PAINTING Naomi Albert-Landscape

& Florals in Acrylics and Pastels, Pencil Portrait & Animal Studies Bonnie GoodellLandscape, Train Depot and Floral Mischa LundquistCityscape and Mixed Media Drawings Heather RattereeLandscape, Train Depot and Floral Andrea SharpLandscape, Ink Study and Portraiture Naomi Wood-Landscape, Train Depot and Floral To see the schedule please visit the community calendar on page 2. There will be opportunities to make purchases, but not required. The funds that are raised will benefit the Oasis Food Center and Hope’s Door in Caldwell.

WINERY & BISTRO We invite you to join us for a low-stress evening of artistry as we make four cute and classy coasters that are sure to inspire your creative juices. Sip on wine while you stamp and watercolor 4 natural-stone drink coasters that are sure to leave your coffee table clean while keeping your palate happy. Whether for you or a friend, a hand stamped set of coasters is a gift that keeps on giving. These coasters will last for years, like the memories you make as you complete them with your friends. With assistance from Stacy McCain, a College of Idaho graduate and a Stampin’ Up! designer who has been helping people find their inner artists for 14 years, you will make something you can be proud of whether a beginning crafter or experienced one. Includes: 1.5 hour crafting experience, coasters, 1 full glass of wine and appetizers!

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West Valley Medical Center has received its eighth consecutive “A” grade in the biannual Hospital Safety Grades published by The Leapfrog Group. The designation recognizes exceptional performance in consistently meeting evidencebased patient safety guidelines. The “A” grade for spring 2018 is a continuation of West Valley’s record of top honors from The Leapfrog Group. Since its first Hospital Safety Grades review in 2012, the hospital has received 11 “A” grades — the most of any facility in Idaho. “My personal goal is to make sure the safety of every patient, every day, is given top priority,” West Valley CEO Betsy Hunsicker said. “I’m incredibly proud of our providers and staff for their continued recognition from The Leapfrog Group. This ‘A’ grade represents our ability to keep our patients safe from infections and injuries, as well as medical and medication errors, while we help them achieve their personal health goals.” Several initiatives contribute to the high level of patient safety at West Valley Medical Center, including a multidisciplinary safety committee and several

safety programs to improve patient outcomes and enhance each patient’s personal experience. Additionally, investment in technology like the HUGS infant security and computerized medication management systems further ensures safety. To see West Valley’s grade as it compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www. This site also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. The Hospital Safety Grades were compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to educate themselves and their families. Calculated in collaboration with The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score compiles 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data into a single “grade.” That score represents any hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections and injuries as well as medical and medication errors.

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IEA Honors Annual Award Winners at 2018 Delegate Assembly Delegates Also Raise More than $20,000 for IEA Children’s Fund

The Idaho Education Association held its 2018 Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly April 20 and 21 in Boise. Four Hundred delegates from around the state were in attendance as the group debated and voted on policy issues, raised money for the IEA Children’s Fund, and recognized several members for annual awards. IEA President Kari Overall, who took office last August, presided over her first Delegate Assembly. “This was an incredible experience to see our members from local associations of all sizes and geographic locations come together in such a professional and productive manner,” Overall said. “Delegate Assembly brought out the best in us, from democracy in action to charitable giving to honoring some of our shining stars.”

The 2018 IEA Award Winners were: • Nancy Caldwell, Idaho Falls EA—Larry Caldwell Member Advocacy Award • Angela Gillman, Idaho Falls EA—Shane Anderson Outstanding Member Award • Kathy Neufeld, Caldwell EA—Sue Hovey Mentoring Award • Kelley Garey, Caldwell EA—Marsha Nakamura Award for Teaching Excellence • Camy Popiel—Friend of Education Award • Katie Wiese, Vallivue EA—Edythe Crowe ESP Award • Brenda Angel, Caldwell EA—Membership Recruiter Award • Jeannie Cullip, ISU-Twin Falls Student EA— Teacher Trainee Award

Another highlight of the 2018 Delegate Assembly was the annual IEA Children’s Fund auction. Nearly 500 items were donated by or on behalf of members. The silent auction and cash donations combined to total more than $20,000 raised to help students and families with basic necessities. More than $1.6 million has been distributed by the IEA Children’s Fund since its inception in 1997. For more information on the IEA Children’s Fund, visit Next year the 2019 IEA Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly will be held April 5-6 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, ID. This marks the first time in more than 15 years that Delegate Assembly will be held outside of Boise.

Caldwell Fire Fighters Support MDA with Annual Fill The Boot Drive 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, dedicated fire fighters from Caldwell Fire Local #1821 will hit the streets with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on May 1718 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 10th Avenue and Chicago Street. “We are thrilled to be 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 for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility,” said MDA Idaho 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 throughout Treasure Valley. We know that their devotion to our families will make this year’s drive a success.” Funds raised through Treasure Valley Fill the Boot events in 2018 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 matter what limits we may face. Contributions also help fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as support groups in Meridian and Nampa, as well as the MDA Care Center at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise. They also help send more than 50 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Quaker Hill Camp in McCall – all at no cost to their families. MDA and IAFF Partnership As MDA’s largest national partner, the IAFF fuels MDA’s mission to find research breakthroughs across diseases; care for kids and adults from day one; and provide families with services and support. IAFF support for MDA began in 1954 when the organization committed by proclamation to support MDA until a cure is found, and the organization’s unwavering commitment to MDA has remained strong to this day. The IAFF raised $100,000 for MDA in 1955, and $1 million in 1970, and fire fighters continue to raise the bar in

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more alkaline and even the water we irrigate with is not well suited for blueberries. So to make a berry bed, you need a very sunny area with some wind protection, a raised bed is better because you can control the the spread of the berry plants better. The length can be as long as you want but the width and height is important for access. I wouldn’t go more than three feet wide and make it about two feet high with an extra railroad tie buried in the ground. This helps keep roots from getting in the lawn or other garden areas. Before filling with soil, work several bags of sand into it to aid drainage. Then add your high organic soil and more sand (also for drainage) I’d fill it to the top because it will settle. Also I would install some

metal fence post about 10 feet apart all the way around and run a 14 gauge wire through each post to act like a trellis to hold the canes up when they bear fruit and get heavy. Your posts should be about 2 feet high. A raised bed makes weeding and picking easier. A few plants initially is all you need they will spread quickly. Follow plant instructions for care. I just returned home from a trip to Oregon, chaperoning some young men to check out a seminary at Mount Angel, Oregon. They were being led on a hike to Angel Falls, a hike I had been on several times, so I decided to take my free time and check out the local garden areas. Well, I discovered a beautiful tulip farm that was having its annual tulip festival

Dave’s Big Back Yard Pineview Reservoir is a medium sized impoundment about twenty minutes east of Ogden, Utah. A Friend of mine, Bill Graves and I, had our first encounter with Tiger Muskies on the gin clear lake in 2002. We were casting spinnerbaits when Bill called out “fish on”. As he worked the toothy critter close to the boat. I had just started to slip the net

under him and in the blink of an eye he was gone - along with Bill’s custom spinnerbait. It became apparent that 17lb test extra tough tri-line wasn’t “tough” enough. From there we graduated to steel leaders and in later years fluorocarbon shock leaders. Tiger Muskie grow big and are fun to catch, not easy to catch, but fun once

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in Woodburn Oregon. It’s called Wooden Shoe tulip farm. It was an ideal year for the festival as the colder weather had kept the early spring tulip blooms intact and the later bulbs blooming at the same time. 40 acres of all sorts of colors is well worth the drive. I spent 4 hours there, I highly recommend a family outing. Until next time, happy planting, Pat.

by Dave McCormick Subsequent stockings have continued through 2017, most recently Cascade received 500 on 6/1/17 and Little Payette Lake 512 on 6/14/17. Because these fish are finicky and not eager to strike, if you have a low density per acre of water, you could spend a lot of time trying to get this fresh water Barracuda on your resume. There is good news though, I have ascertained that in 2016 Phillips Reservoir in Oregon was stocked with

25,000 6-inch fingerling Muskies. So, if you want to chase one of these mean motor scooters by next year with predictable growth rates Phillips should have Muskie over two feet. The dude that recently caught the state record from Little Payette Lake on 12 lb. test line (Good on him) was one lucky custard.

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hooked. Muskie are a cross between a Northern Pike and a Muskellunge. This makes them a hybrid and supposedly unable to reproduce. In my research, I found there is some evidence this may not be entirely true. Jurassic Park comes to mind. Nature seems to find a way. IDFG began a Muskie introduction program in the late ninety’s. Cascade and Little Payette Lake both received several plantings of six-inch fingerlings.

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I know we all get a little antsy with all this sunny weather about and we want to get our veggie plants in the ground. But remember, we still have a few more days or weeks of possible killing frost. It was just a week ago I had frost on my truck windshield. So if you plant, be prepared to cover overnight. You don’t want to plant twice. I sure hope that you have a plan for your garden and have obtained or plan to obtain your plants soon. You might consider planting some berry beds like Boysenberry, Raspberry or even Blackberries. These are perfect for our climate and you can find many that are thornless. Blueberries are not so easy to grow here only because our soil tends to be

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associated with owning and operating a boat. The course is open to all boaters, regardless of experience, and each attendee will receive a boater education card upon successful completion of the course. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register for the course by visiting the Idaho Parks & Recreation website or calling Lt. Ben Keyes at (208) 3716811. Please note that preregistration is encouraged but not required. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Growing Children, Growing Food, Growing Community

I was browsing the World Wide Web when I came across a video presentation on the De Havilland Beaver. It brought back memories. The Beaver is a single engine aircraft developed at the end of World War II by De Havilland, a Canadian company. Beavers can land and take off from very short and very rough runways or roads. Nearly 2,000 Beavers were built. Several hundred were purchased by the United State military. It was 1965 or early 1966. I was a new member of the Idaho Army National Guard engineer unit in Nampa. During a drill, Sergeant Followill asked me if I would

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It doesn’t matter what walk of life we come from, it matters what we do with each footstep, and do not forget to look up rather than staring down at your own shoes. For nearly a year, the United Way has welcomed Sacajawea Elementary as one of their Community School partners. The purpose of United Way Community Schools is to help schools of a specific demographic give a leg up and level the playing ground. The primary focus of a community school is the student’s academics, support to their families, social services availability, health service resources and the development of community. A community school is driven by the school principal, a community coordinator whom works full time for the school, as well as the leadership team made up of parents, educators, community and business partnerships. Of the 100 schools named a United Way Community School, Sacajawea Elementary is the smallest, but making good use of it. “We try to focus on overcoming instead of defining ourselves by the barriers we face,” says Mr. Paul Webster, principal of Sacajawea Elementary principal. He instills pride by reminding the students their school was named Sacajawea, after a great person who overcame barriers, some of them literal barriers. She strapped her baby to her back and pushed through the mountains and rivers bravely facing all types of dangers, overcoming the dangers

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and discomforts to lead a group of men to the Pacific Ocean. Mrs. Hortensia Hernandez, the school attendance secretary is also serving the school as the coordinator of the Community School program. Her priority is to build relationships, establishing trust for all parties involved in the community school. Mrs. Hernandez also takes the time to identify needs and develops the strategy to achieve the objective. The time and energy that she puts into the Community School is important and a contributing factor of the success Sacajawea Elementary has achieved. Recently, Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene, one of the neighborhood partners, had the desire to create a community garden. Upon learning that Sacajawea Elementary was a United Way Community School, the church approached the

school and the two have joined together to provide fresh food for their Canyon Hill Neighbors. The garden space is sure to grow (pun intended) already containing 12 raised boxes, programed irrigation, 10 fruit trees (a memorial gift from the church), a shed that will become a greenhouse, corn and pumpkins are in the ground and a comfortable shade area for children to play. The gardens mission is “growing children, growing food, and growing community.” The Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene and Sacajawea Elementary are actively in search of neighbors of all ages to participate. If you are interested please contact Pastor Dave Fraley on his cell phone at (208) 891-9437 or Hortensia Hernandez at (208) 455-3333. The first planting day will by Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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like to take an airplane ride. I said “sure.” In those days the Guard didn’t have a public relations department. One of the engineer units was doing some improvements on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation on the IdahoNevada border. Because I worked for a newspaper in the real world, I got picked to go along and take some photos. Out on the runway was a Beaver aircraft with Army National Guard markings. Standing next to the Beaver were two officers. One was General George Bennett, commander of the Idaho National Guard.

The Beaver is larger than most single-engine planes. A colonel and Bennett (who was the pilot) sat up front and I sat in a seat behind them. It was too noisy for much conversation. Besides, privates don’t talk with generals much.We hadn’t been in the air long when I realized I really needed a rest room and asked General Bennett if it would be possible to make a pit stop? He said it was a non-stop flight but I could use the onboard “p--s tube” that consisted of a funnel-shaped device attached to a rubber tube that vented out the bottom of the aircraft. Although I was nervous

about exposing myself in front of the Brass, I really needed to go. I had just got things lined up to do my duty when the plane hit some sort of air pocket and jumped all over the sky. I waited for things to settle down and made another attempt. Again, just as I was about to go, the plane bucked and bounced. On the third try the same thing happened. But out of the corner of my eye I saw the General had devilish grin on his face. I realized the rough air was human caused. After having his fun he allowed me to do what I needed to do without further interruption. At Duck Valley the plan was to land on the highway near

by Wayne Cornell the site of the work project. The Beaver showed its worth when we had to divert to a dirt track because one of the local residents was asleep in the center line of the paved road. A few years later all the military Beavers were sold to civilians. Most were refurbished and are still flying. Actor Harrison Ford flies one. Who knows? Maybe it’s General Bennett’s Beaver. I wonder if they have improved the rest room?

Southwestern Idaho Birders Association (SIBA) May Program A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Veterinarian

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Whether you are cooking for one or cooking for a dozen, these tips below can help you save money, reduce stress, eat healthy, and enjoy mealtimes. • Map out your meals Avoid stress at mealtime by planning a weekly menu. Include packed lunches, snacks, and plan for leftovers too. Make sure meals include a variety of foods from the five food groups: vegetables, fruits, protein, dairy, and grains. If the meal has a lot of color, the meal is likely to be loaded with fiber-rich and nutrient-dense foods! Planning out your meals for the week will help you avoid food waste, save money, and eat healthier. • Prep ahead Have ingredients for your planned meals ready to go for the week to make meal preparation easier. Chop and dice vegetables, defrost meats, and pre-measure ingredients up to 3-4 days in advance. • Cook once, eat twice Double your recipe and store leftover

portions in individual food containers for reheated lunch or dinner meals or freeze extra portions in single servings (or more depending on family size) for future meals. The best containers for food storage are glass containers, as they can be used for both hot and cold meals. Pick plastic containers wisely. They are great for transporting food or storing cold foods but may not be safe to use for reheating stored food. • Keep meals focused To keep meals focused, try to create a space that is technology and stress-free. Have conversations with family and friends around the table or take a moment to eat by yourself without distractions. Focus on your feelings of hunger and satiety and take at least 20 minutes to eat a meal.

Best Seller Book Review by Michelle Ross

This is one of my favorite releases of 2018! Circe is born, daughter of Helios, but she is a strange child that does not live up to her father’s standards and does not fit in with the world of the gods. She pushes back against her father and family, eventually being banished to a deserted island. There, she learns her witchcraft powers are much stronger than anyone, including her father, had

Circe by Madeline Miller

imagined and she creates a life for herself, one that has her rubbing elbows with some of the most famous figures from Greek mythologyDaedalus and Icarus, the Minotaur, and Odysseus himself. Being a woman who stands against the gods is not an enviable position, but Circe, an immortal herself, does it is a way that speaks to her humanity. Miller pushes Circe’s story

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beyond the small details we get in traditional Greek myths, taking her from the shadows and turning her into a strong female protagonist in her own right. As a main character, Circe becomes a fascinating, if flawed, lead for the novel. This is a perfect fit for those who loved Greek mythology in school; it throws the reader right back into the world of jealousy and treachery and power that we all found so intriguing. “Of all the mortals on the earth, there are only a few the gods will ever hear of. Consider the practicalities. By the time we learn their names, they are dead. They must be meteors indeed to catch our attention. The merely good: you are dust to us.” -Circe by Madeline Miller

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May Is National Beef Month

The time has come for grillmasters to gear up Those who want to give tri tip steak a shot may find it sold as bottom sirloin roast in their local grocery store or butcher shop. But once you find the right cut, the following recipe for “Grilled Tri Tip With Black Olive Aioli” courtesy of Bill Niman and Janet Fletcher’s “The Niman Ranch Cookbook” (Wiley) is sure to please you and your guests the next time you fire Grilled Tri Tip With Black up the grill. Olive Aioli

Grilled Tri Tip With Black Olive Aioli (Serves 4 to 6) 1 tri tip steak, 21⁄2 pounds 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper 1⁄4 cup finely chopped pitted oil-cured black olives 1 cup aioli (see below) 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt Cayenne pepper Place the steak in a small, nonreactive baking dish. Combine the olive oil, rosemary and black pepper in a small bowl and stir well. Rub the mixture evenly over the tri tip. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 24. hours. Remove the tri tip from the refrigerator 11⁄2 hours before cooking. Prepare and light a charcoal grill for direct cooking. Add the olives to the aioli and season with cayenne. When the grill is at its hottest (when the coals are red and glowing and it’s too hot to hold your hand over the grill for more than a couple of seconds), remove the tri tip from the marinade, wipe off any excess marinade, and season on both sides with sea salt. Place the steak on the cooking grate directly over the coals, cover the grill, and cook, turning once, for about 20 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 130 F for medium rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut the tri tip into thin slices across the grain and arrange on a platter. Serve with aioli. Aioli (Makes about 1 cup) 1 small clove garlic 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 2 egg yolks 1 cup olive oil To make by hand, chop the garlic and salt together on a cutting board until a paste forms. Transfer to a deep mixing bowl and wrap a damp towel around the base of the bowl to keep it from sliding around the counter as you work. Whisk in the mustard, lemon juice and egg yolks. While whisking continuously and vigorously, add the olive oil in a slow, thin, steady stream until all of it has been incorporated and the mixture is thick and completely emulsified. To make the aioli in a food processor, place the garlic and salt in the work bowl and process to chop as finely as possible. Add the mustard and lemon juice and pulse to combine. Add the egg yolks and, with the motor running, add the olive oil in a slow, thin, steady stream until all of it has been incorporated and the mixture is thick and completely emulsified. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours until needed.

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Ultimi (Italian for “latest”) combines the impressive vocal and instrumental talents of Isaac Hurtado, Tyler Nelson, and Brian Stucki. Joining forces in 2014, these three tenors have separately performed well over 100 operatic tenor roles and sung in numerous concerts across the US and abroad to critical acclaim. With a repertoire modeled after the original Three Tenors, Ultimi sings opera favorites, broadway standards, and timeless classics. With voices of immense power, flexibility, and range, Ultimi certainly carries the torch of operatic tenors effortlessly and beautifully.

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Letter from the publisher: The new column ‘Musings’ was inspired by the article below. I have always strived to focus on the great things about Caldwell’s people and places. The topics that may be found in ‘Musings’ will be a different perspective. I think that there is a little humor in peoples opinions. If you have a Musing you would like to share. Please feel free to email them to editor@caldwellperspective or bring by our office at 217 S. 9th Avenue. So let’s have a little fun and learn more about our neighbors. The articles will be printed space permitting. Word limit 300 words MUSING submitted by C.W. “Bill” Roos CELL PHONES: I am what is referred to as a dinosaur when it comes to electronic devices. Neither my wife and I have a cell phone let alone a “smart‘ phone, . The sum total of our electronic devices is found in her laptop and my desktop computers. I am amused to see how fixated to their cell phones people are. I was walking along an aisle in a department store one day when I saw a 20 something woman walking toward me intent on her cell phone. It was apparent she wasn’t paying any attention to her surroundings or anything but that phone. Just to see what would happen, I did not step aside but just stopped where I was and waited. She ran right into me jamming her hands and phone into my chest. She staggered back, looked at me with a baffled look on her face, then realizing what had happened, uttered a foul four letter word, scowled at me and walked around me and went back to being intent on her phone. I have heard there are a lot of such people who are killed or badly injured when stepping out into traffic while doing their thing with their phone. I suppose that is one way of “thinning the herd”. CARS AT SCHOOLS: As I drive past the Caldwell High School while going to and from the YMCA I marvel at how many cars fill the parking lot there. Way back in the 1950’s when I was in high school, there was not but 8 or 10 cars belonging to students. The only parking space available barely accommodated the faculty. What student cars there were had to park on the street in front of the school. But then, my home town was pretty much what you would call on the lower end of the economic scale with logging and sawmills that constituted the economy. The school district provided the highest total payroll. Times change. DRIVERS: During my working days I did a lot of business travel all over the country flying to my destination and using rental cars for local transportation. Having driven in such places as Seattle, Portland, Denver, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston. Kansas City, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Boston, and Miami to name a few, I developed strong opinions about the qualities and abilities of drivers across the country. The most rude are those in the Boston area. Next would be the San Francisco/Oakland area. The stupidest, would be in the St. Louis area where they have no idea what the purpose of the entrance and exit ramps on the interstate highways are for. They begin slowing for the exit about a half mile before they get to it, so they are traveling some 30 miles an hour as they enter that exit ramp. Entering the highway, they try to merge into the 65 mph traffic at 50 to 55 mph which causes much anguish to the drivers of the oncoming traffic. The drivers that I would rate almost as bad for the same reason as those in St. Louis are those in Canyon County, Idaho where they do a fairly good job of exiting the freeway, but are just as stupid as St. Louis people when trying to enter the freeway. People!!!! The on ramp is there to build up to the speed already on the freeway lanes so you can merge in without creating anguish on the part of the other drivers! GIVING BLOOD: Many years ago while in the army, I was late for a formation to head off to a weekly training session of division headquarters personnel. Seeing several men breaking out of the formation and forming a second group close by where I was trying to sneak in. I quickly took advantage of the confusion thus caused and I joined that new group. We all stood there while the first sergeant told another sergeant to march the main group off. The he turned to the group I was in and said, “Ok men, you will have to march to the hospital but after you give blood, there will be a bus there to bring you back and you’ll have the rest of the day off.” “GIVE BLOOD?” I thought! . But the die was cast and off I marched to the post hospital. When it was all over, I felt pretty good and played some tennis with another goy who had donated. That was the only blood I gave for my country while in the army but have donated more times than I can remember since. I quit counting when I hit the 2 gallon mark. Oh, and there was no bus to bring us back to the company area.

CFEO Golf Tournament

A beautiful, warm Spring afternoon greeted the golfers of the 24th Annual CFEO Golf Tournament, held this year in honor of the late Mary Crookham. Mary had been an integral member of the Board of the Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity for several years and had served on the golf tournament committee. The Crookham Family and over 100 golfers participated in the charity event, co-sponsored by West Valley Medical Center, with proceeds benefiting enhanced educational programs of Caldwell School District. The 25th Anniversary Tournament will be held on April 19, 2019 at Purple Sage Golf Course, and the public is invited to “save the date”! CFEO would like to thank the following sponsors: TOURNAMENT SPONSORS: $500 Plus Caldwell Transportation Company, Norman Jewelers, The McCluskeys, West Valley Medical Center, White Peterson, The Murray Group.

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Book Review by Amy Perry

Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., is the founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point. She was a recipient of the prestigious Heinz Award in 2016. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and sons. The Deepest Well is an introduction to the science of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). The first section of the book outlines Harris’ discovery of ACEs studies, observing how they applied to her clients and creating clinical methods for utilizing the knowledge in treatments. The second portion of the book addresses the broad scope of the long-term health effects of ACEs on the general population and the need for clinicians to screen all children for adverse childhood experiences. The book is easy to read, with simplified explanations of the scientific aspects for the studies, generally good grammar and easy to follow continuity. I will be recommending this book to just about everyone. Specific audiences would be health care workers, teachers, day care professionals and parents. Robin Lee Hatcher, as an author not a specific book, was the reading choice for March for the Northwest Authors Book Club, hosted by The Rubaiyat LLC on the 3rd Friday of each month, at 6:00 pm. Northwest Authors Book Club is open to the public, no purchase required. Reading choice for April is Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem by Bill Nye.

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The Deepest Well Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.

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The Soroptimist International Club of Caldwell, a 501(c)3 charitable oganization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment, held its Annual Awards Banquet at Kaley Center in Caldwell on April 19th. The Women’s Opportunity Award is the organization’s major program which provides cash grants for women or Live Your Dream Award programs that help women improve their Ashley Greenewald (Soroptimist), Jessica Poole, lives, financially and in general, through Tamara Redifer, Phoenix Maglaughlin financial help for additional education and training. Each year, more than one million Ethel Penny dollars is disbursed through Soroptimist Award International organization to deserving Soroptimist, which loosely Ivan Escobedo, women. Susie Davis translated in Latin, means “Best for (Souroptimist), Women.” The club strives to help women Maria and girls to be their best and to live their Ordosgoitia dreams. The “Live Your Dream Award” was devised recognizing the power of women and to inspire women to “live their dreams.” 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. 1-Live Your Dream Award Ashley Greenewald (Soroptimist Secretary); Award winners: Jessica Poole, Tamara Redifer, Phoenix Maglaughlin 2- Ethel Penny Award photo L to R: winner, Ivan Escobedo, Monetary Awards Soroptimis, Susie Davis, winner, Maria Kathy Soran, Delores Larsen, Patricia Pyke, Ordosgoitia. Jeannie Strohmeyer, Colleen Plitt, Leahann 3-Monetary Awards Goodner, Marlene Page (Soroptimist) Kathy Soran (Operation Unmentionables), Delores Larsen (Rose Advocates), Patricia Pyke (Silver Sage Girl Scouts), Jeannie Strohmeyer (Nampa Family Justice Center) Colleen Plitt Ask About Fresh Cut And Blooming (Hopes Door), Leahann Plant Specials All Month Long! Goodner (Valley Women’s and Children’s Shelter), Don’t Forget Mother’s Day, May 13th Marlene Page (Soroptimist).

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May 2018

by Leora Summers

Aaron Lamb Joins Rotary Aaron Lamb was inducted into Caldwell Rotary Club on April 4th. He recently moved to Idaho and is a sales executive at Camping World of Caldwell. Currently he lives in Boise with his wife Nikki and they have 8 children. Aaron wanted to join Rotary because he was once on a foreign exchange when he was younger which was sponsored by a Rotary President Brian Baughman with Rotary club and he newly inducted member Aaron Lamb. was now at a point in time when he wanted to “give back” for that great experience and make a difference. We are proud to welcome him as a new member into our club.

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Shellye Wilson Joins Rotary

Shellye Wilson, registrar for the Caldwell YMCA, was proudly inducted into Caldwell Rotary Club on April 16th during the regular noon meeting at the Kaley Center. Shellye’s classification is Non-Profit-YMCA. Jerry Bauman was the sponsor who President Brian Baughman (left) with invited her to join the newly installed member Shellye Wilson Rotarian Jerry Bauman club. Shellye lives (center) and (Shellye’s sponsor). in Caldwell with her husband Scott. She and Scott have three children. She is a welcome addition to our club. Rotary prides itself in working towards a membership with a cross-section of livelihoods within the community in which the club is present. Rotary is an international service club that provides fellowship to leaders and business owners in our community who wish to give back to the community that supports them and in response to their service they make a difference in the lives in our community and world. If you are interested in becoming a member, call Leora at (208) 8808426.


by Chantele Hensel, publisher Michelle Hass, a Middleton resident and photographer is just what Soroptimist is looking for, fun loving and driven. Soroptimist is a service club which works to improve the life of women and girls locally and globally. The local Caldwell Soroptimist club is a great group of ladies who work hard and have fun as they raise the funds to support their projects. Fundraisers Barbara Miller (soroptimist) and new member, include an annual spaghetti Michelle Hass. feed, wine tour, holiday nut sales, rodeo program sales and more. The programs who speak at the weekly meetings are interesting and the food is great. Wanna learn more how to be our sister? Call Chantele at 208-899-6374. Soroptimist meet 12 PM on Thursdays at Stewarts Bar and Grill.

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May 2018

Advocates Against Family Violence



by Kim Deugan, AAFV Director

April was an extremely busy month for us at AAFV, celebrating in many activities which helped to bring community awareness to sexual assault and child abuse. Each of these campaigns intersect in bringing awareness to the issue. At AAFV we have been working for 15 years in this community, to not just bring awareness, but bring an end to domestic abuse and sexual assault. As a community-based program it is our desire to ensure that all victims are given the services and respect so adamantly deserved. We work diligently, every day, ensuring the voices of survivors are heard and we are committed to improving all systems that provide services to survivors. We are very excited to

be working with the City of Caldwell, administering the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing (HPRR) funding made available from a HUD Community Development Block Grant. This program is designed to prevent homelessness or assist those currently experiencing homelessness to become rehoused. The objective is to provide short term rent and utility assistance during a crisis period, case management and referral service, to keep these families and individuals in their current housing/rapidly rehouse, help them get “back on track” financially, and regain self-sufficiency within a few months. Please contact Cindy Ware, Housing Director, 208-4596330, Extension 122, with inquiries.

At AAFV, we understand how difficult the pain of survival can be and we honor the strength, courage, and time it takes to survive and Kim Duegan heal. It is our sincere desire and hope that the information and resources made available through our programs and services can help survivors along the journey. If you or someone you know is in need of free assistance on their path to freedom, please call 4594779 and ask to speak with an advocate or counselor, or visit our website, www.

Idaho Gives-May 3, 2018

by Fernando Sandoval, Development Director CC Idaho Idaho Gives – a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center – is designed to bring the state together, raising money and awareness for Idaho nonprofits. This 24hour day of online giving takes place May 3rd, 2018. Visit on own networks. Help us grow our network by sending this May 3, 2018! Get ready to give! On May email to your network and 3rd, starting at 12AM on May ask your friends to do the 3, visit same. Be socially (media) active. and make a donation to CC Use your social media Idaho and/or to any of the networks: post on Facebook, great participating nonprofit tweet about the Idaho Gives, organizations in our state. and share your love for your You will have 24 hours to particular passion, whether make your donation, and all it’s education, health care, giving will end at 11:59PM animals, or the arts. Ask on May 3.We need your others to do the same. help to make our campaign Questions? If you have a success, and we’ve any questions or would like included a few easy ways more information, email me that you can support us. at Share and share alike. Online days of giving are Thank you in advance for successful because of our supporting CC Idaho!!

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Teams are formed and play while other participants cheer them on from the sidelines. The treats were good as well.

want to spell it each time) has been around since the 1960s. Eventually it was discovered by retired athletes who perfected the game, and now PB is the fastest growing sport in America: 1.5 million play occasionally and 1 million more play a lot. There are national and international PB tournaments. There are even professional PB players! Look PB up on the web. Lots of helpful articles and videos there. It’s popular here, too. A

rough count of current or near-future Boise Valley courts: 30 indoor and 80 outdoor. (Some Sun Belt retirement communities have as many as 100 outdoor courts.) Play takes place in Caldwell at the Y (September through May), and in outdoor courts during the summer. The folks I play with are referred to as “older adults”, with many/most in their 60s and 70s. Of the seventy folks who play there, regularly or occasionally, over half are women. Recently, I asked these folks what pickleball meant to them. Here are some of the answers I got. — “When I developed bad knees, I thought I was done playing competitive sports. Pickleball has given me a second chance.” — “Pickleball helped me keep my sanity when my husband was going through cancer treatment. I don’t know what I would have done without it and the other players!!” — “I have been a ‘player’ all of my life, but after two knee replacements, pickleball got me back onto the court, where I lost 45 pounds and found a whole new set of special friends!” — “It has given me a chance to learn a sport and meet some awesome people.”

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— “Pickleball is a great way to keep moving, according to the doctors. Age doesn’t matter, either.” — “Other groups may have more members or better players; but nobody has more fun than we do.” — “The competition is great, but the best part is all the new people you meet.” Universally, the many responses I got echoed the sentiment about the people they’ve met playing PB. That’s true of most new ventures. But three of those responses, including the ones implying a second chance, were made by people over seventy-five. This is a sport played and enjoyed by kids from twelve to eighty-four. Want to find out more about PB and give it a whirl? If you’re a member of the Y, you can come in and play; if not a member, you can come watch a game or two for free. Better yet, this summer there will be several outdoor courts available at local schools. Play there is free, and the recently-formed Canyon County Pickleball Club (2CPBC) will have equipment—and advice— available for folks wanting to give it a shot. For details including schedules and court locations. email Les Tanner at

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Page 20 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Jesse Katzenberger of Our Lady of the Valley Troop 277 will receive the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20th at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic church, 1122 W. Linden, Caldwell.


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Friends are invited and encouraged to attend. For his Eagle project, Jesse refurbished and upgraded the United States Flag pole at Our Memories Indian Creek Museum at 1122 Main Street in

Caldwell. The new pole was modified for the hardware and flag, painted and installed. The original flag pole at the museum was from Pleasant Ridge Cemetery and prior to that it was at the Sunny Slope

School. The pole was very old and decaying. A very generous donation was given by an anonymous veteran which covered the cost of fabrication of the pole and the solar light. The city of Caldwell donated

May 2018 submitted article the pole. Judy and Dennis Booth donated the new flag. Katzenberger, son of Monte and Julie Katzenberger has been involved in scouting since 2006.

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