November 2015 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho

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Winter Wonderland November 20th

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Caldwell’s YMCA – Ten Years and Moving Forward

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By Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

L to R: Brian Eldredge (son), Phil Eldredge (son), Betsy Eldredge (Donor), and Ellen Crosby (daughter). Betsy’s husband, Phil, passed away in February of 2010.

Ten Years ago Caldwell’s YMCA was open for business for the first time. It took 5 years in the planning, and another 5 in the building. Many people helped along the way and on October 22nd, Betsy Eldredge and her family were honored during this 10 year celebration. When the Y was a gleam in our community’s eye, Betsy and her husband Phil approached the powers that be, and told them

they had 13 acres of farm land that they wanted to donate for the Y. Scott Curtis, Caldwell Y’s first Executive Director, told the crowd that the Eldredges said they couldn’t think of any better use of that land than for the children that would walk through those doors. Jim Everret, Treasure Valley YMCA’s retiring CEO, said that there were other folks that wanted to donate, but had other agendas. The Eldredges just wanted a Y.

Everett continued by saying, “Caldwell has inspired me and fills my heart with joy every time I come here. You are lucky you live in this community.” The park behind the Y will bear the name, “Eldredge F a m i l y Park.” Elaine Carpenter, who was instrumental from the very beginning, told Betsy and her family, “Your generosity will live on forever and ever.” And she is so right. Others including the mayor spoke and many others from the original planning committee and staff were honored and recognized. The event ended with cake for all. There were vendors and activities for the children during the festival that followed This park is the next piece of the legacy that the Eldredge family is leaving to this community. The park is still in the planning stages as to the amenities that will be included. A draft of the plan is still being worked out that contains paths, fire pits, shelters and possibly an amphitheater.

“PURE GOLD” – That’s Goldie Anderson!

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October 13th was the 105th birthday for Goldie Anderson and what a celebration it was. Family came from Lenora, Kansas and Gresham, Oregon to celebrate with her. Kent Anderson came up from San Diego, California and another family member came over from LaGrande, Oregon. Her sister and her husband, Arlene and Howard McKee,

showed up and daughter-inlaw, Mary Jo Anderson from Topeka, Kansas also came. There were grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. What a rich legacy all together in one place. Hospice brought a lovely cake and there were beautiful bouquets sent by friends and family throughout her house. The next day, a celebration was held at the Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene where family, neighbors and friends gathered to continue the celebration. Goldie has been a member of that church since moving here in 1972 with her husband, Ed. The event began with the children singing Happy Birthday to her. Goldie introduced her family to the crowd. Stories were shared by those who had been touched by knowing Goldie. Her great granddaughter thanked

MEET YMCA’s New Director – Erik Bullock

By Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

In June of this year, Erik Bullock replaced Dave Morris as the Executive Director of the Caldwell Branch of the Treasure Valley YMCA when Morris moved into a new leadership position as the Executive Director of Membership for the organization. Erik lived in Othello, Washington during his early years and moved to Boise during his high school years, playing sports at Borah. His experience with the YMCA began at the Boise Y as a camp counselor. At the time, he didn’t realize that it would develop into a career that he loves. After graduating, he worked with youth in Kuna and later moved to Georgia as a senior program director, overseeing a camp facility there. Jim Everett reached out to Erik and asked him to “come home” to become a part of the Y here. Bullock said, “after letting emotion die down, I applied and felt it was a calling in my life to come home.” Upon getting the job, he packed up his wife, children, dogs and horse and drove out here. He and his family now live in Caldwell. The one thing that impressed him about our Y, was that the

inception and funding for it was “community driven” rather than “Y driven.” The community support here amazes and inspires him. His focus is on the children. That is where he is putting his energy and his plans for staff development. He plans to set his goals high, come up with a plan and then come up with the right people to implement that plan. He plans to continue to provide summer and enrichment programs and especially wants the Y to be a place where children feel they belong and where families can connect together within its walls. Bullock knows that programs drive membership and wants to know what we, as a community, want from the Y. His door is always open and he would love to hear the needs that may not yet be met by the Y from the community. So if you have some ideas or want to learn more about programs within our YMCA, go look him up and visit with him. He would love to see you.

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Goldie for hosting her wedding shower and baby shower when Goldie was only 94 years old! Another member of the church gently teased Goldie that Ed, Goldie’s husband who had passed a long time ago, probably thought that Goldie didn’t make it (to heaven) and was wondering where she was. Goldie’s minister, Pastor Dave Fraley, described Goldie as “pure gold” and said, “She is a treasure and will always be cherished here.” Another member said she was a wonderful “prayer warrior.” Her hair dresser told all that Goldie was the best example of a Christian that she has ever known in her life because Goldie “lives it.” Goldie told all gathered, that she gave her heart to the lord at age 32. She said, “That’s when it hit me and I hadn’t quite made up my mind until then.” She left the crowd with her sage advice saying, “It’s very important that we give our love to the lord. Listen to the lord. With the lord you can say ‘I can do it, I can do it.’” The celebration finished with songs and a prayer for Goldie and all who attended. Cake and punch were served.

Whittenberger Foundation Elects New Officers

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The Whittenberger Foundation recently elected officers for the upcoming year. They are: Scott Gipson, Chair; Elaine Carpenter, Vice Chair; Mike Groff, Secretary; and Estella Zamora, Treasurer. A seven member Board of Trustees manages the assets and distributions of the Foundation which was established by Ethel Bales Whittenberger upon her death in 1970. Since 1973, over $9 million has been distributed for grants that benefit children and young people, per the directive in her will. The recipients of the 2015 grants will be announced in early December.

Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center 459-0132 Every Mon: 9 AM Exercise Class Every Mon: 10 AM Fit and Fall Class Every Mon: 1 PM Line Dancing Every Tues: 1 PM Pinochle Every Tues: 5:30 PM Bingo Every Wed: (ex. 11/11) 10:30 AM Crochet & Knitting Every Wed: (ex. 11/11) 7 PM Square Dancing Every Thurs: (ex. 11/26) 9 AM Exercise Class Every Thurs: (ex. 11/26) 10 AM Fit and Fall Class Every Fri: (ex. 11/27) 10 AM Wii Games Every Fri: (ex. 11/27) 1 PM Bingo Every Fri: (ex. 11/27) 6 PM Friday Dance Caldwell Library 459-3242 Every Mon: 10:30 AM Baby ‘N Me Every Tues: (ex. 11/3) 10:30 AM Toddler Storytime Every Tues: (ex. 11/3) 4 PM Read to a Therapy Dog Every Wed: (ex. 11/11 & 11/25) 10:30 AM Preschool Storytime Every Thurs: (ex. 11/26) 3:30 PM Teen Makers Club Every Thurs: (ex. 11/26) 3:30 PM Pajamas Storytime Every Fri: 10 AM Tai Chi November 4 6:30 PM: Hora de Cuentos, Library. November 5 4:30-6 PM: Business After Hours, Fairfield Inn & Suites, 16150 N. Midland Blvd, Nampa off exit 33. 6:30 PM: Board of Trustees Meeting, Library. 7 PM: Dr. Dana Katz of Reed College presentation, “Making Margins in the Venetian Ghetto.” C of I, Sterry Hall, 3rd floor boardroom. Free and open to the public. November 6 Purple Fridays: Wear purple at your business or as an individual to support C of I Football. 1 & 7 PM: Boise Cello Collective Concert. Sensory Friendly and Special Needs Concert, Jewett Auditorium, 459-5275 or 6-8 PM: Dinner @ Eagles, 815 Arthur St. 5:30-8 PM: Soroptimist Spaghetti Dinner & Auction, Caldwell Elk’s Lodge, 1015 N. Kimball. Tickets at the door or from Soroptimist members. For more info call 208-249-0497. November 7 8:30-10:30 AM: Caldwell Prayer Breakfast (8 AMcoffee & getting acquainted), Special Guests-Gov. C.L. Butch Otter, Councilwoman Shannon Ozuna, Solist-Margaret Will, Host-Pastor Dave Fraley, Canyon Springs Students. RSVP: 208-459-7677 or 10 AM-5 PM: Christmas Bazaar, Senior Center. 12 PM: C of I Football vs. Eastern Oregon @ LaGrande, OR.

Calendar of Events November 8 9:30 & 11 AM: Speaker Hon. Daniel T. Eismann, Deerflat Church, 17703 Beet Rd., Caldwell. November 9 1 PM: Senior Center Board Meeting. November 10 9 AM: Art Group, Senior Center. 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Luncheon sponsored by Sunwest Bank, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall. RSVP: 208-459-7493. 2 PM: Homeschool BK, Library. 3:30 PM: Teen Gaming, Library. November 11

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November 20 Blood Pressure Clinic, Senior Center. 6-8 PM: Dinner @ Eagles, 815 Arthur St. 6-9 PM: Winter Wonderland, Fun Family Event along Indian Creek, Downtown. Tree lighting, visit Santa at his workshop, hay rides, petting zoo & live entertainment. Downtown businesses open for shopping! November 24 1 PM: AARP Meeting, Senior Center. 2 PM: Afterschool Fun, Library. November 26

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Mailing Address 11 AM: Veteran’s Day Celebration, Caldwell Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 1101 Cleveland Blvd. 4:30-5:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Caldwell Immediate Care, 2523 S. 10th Ave., Suite 103. 5:30 PM: Caldwell Ramblers RV Club, a Good Sam chapter, meets at the Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S 21st Ave on the second Wednesday of every month, dinner at 5:30 pm and meeting starts at 6 pm. Ray 697-1357. November 12 2 PM: Thursday Read, Library. 6 PM: Southwestern Idaho Birding Association, Annual Potluck Dinner, election of officers, short business meeting and program to follow, Deer Flat NWR visitors center, corner of Roosevelt & Indiana. November 13 Purple Fridays: Wear purple at your business or as an individual to support C of I Football. 9 AM-4 PM: Share the Day, Jette 459-9263. 6-8 PM: Dinner @ Eagles, 815 Arthur St. November 14 12 PM: C of I Football vs. Carroll College @ Simplot Stadium. November 15 8-11:30 AM: Breakfast @ Eagles, 815 Arthur St. November 17 4 PM: Jr. Makers Club, Library. 7 PM: Scottish American Society of Canyon County, Blatchley Hall, C of I. Bring a covered dish for potluck dinner, 863-4672. November 18 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect sponsored by Family Advocates, 920 Main St. November 19 10 AM-3 PM: Annual Coat Drive. Donate at the Caldwell American Legion, 1112 Main St., 459-9263. 6:30 PM: Sci-Fi Book Club, Library.

11:30 AM-1:30 PM: Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1122 W. Linden St. For more info, 459-3653. November 27 6-8 PM: Dinner @ Eagles, 815 Arthur St. November 30 Canyon County Festival of Trees Gala December 1 7-9 PM: Nutcracker & Clara’s Tea Party, C of I, Jewett Auditorium. For tickets call 459-5275. December 2 11:30 AM, 2 PM, 4:30 PM & 7 PM: Nutcracker & Clara’s Tea Party, C of I, Jewett Auditorium. For tickets call 459-5275. 1-2 PM: Nutcracker Jr., Jewett Auditorium. For tickets call 459-5275. December 3 4:30-7 PM: Business After Hours, West Valley Medical Center, 1906 Fairview Ave. Suite 440. 7:30 PM: C of I Concert & Jazz Ensemble, Recital Hall, Langroise, 459-5275. December 4 6-8 PM: Dinner @ Eagles, 815 Arthur St. December 5 6-7:30 PM: Treasure Valley Night Light Parade“Christmas Through The Decades,” Parade route is located on Blaine & Georgia down Blaine to 5th Ave., FREE. 7:30 PM: C of I Piano Studio Fall Concert, Recital Hall, Langroise, 459-5275.

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

By Leora Summers, Editor

Don’t have a place to go and looking for a place to gather for a Thanksgiving dinner? You are in luck! Our Lady of the Valley (OLV) Catholic Church (1122 W. Linden St, Caldwell) invites you to a free Community Thanksgiving dinner on November 26th, Thanksgiving Day, between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call 459-3653 to let them know you are coming, but you can also just show up at the door. The event is free to the public. Thank you Our Lady of the Valley!

COAT DRIVE through Nov. 14th

By Leora Summers, Editor

Help Idaho Independent Bank spread the warmth. Drop off your donation of a new or gently used coat at their Caldwell location or any other of their Treasure Valley location. Donations will be distributed to the Boise Rescue Mission and the City Light Women’s and Children’s Shelter.


Canyon County Festival of Trees Supports Meals on Wheels Canyon County Festival of Trees has supported Canyon County Meals on Wheels for both the Caldwell and Nampa programs for the past 22 years, while giving our communities a great way to kick off the holiday season at the same time. The Festival has raised over $600,000 through the years for this great cause, providing nutritious meals for thousands of seniors in our area. The Board is working hard to make the 2015 Festival even bigger and better in order to meet the ever-growing need for senior meals through Meals on Wheels. The waiting list of seniors in need of meals continues to grow and continued funding is essential. The events will be held Friday, November 27th through Monday, November 30th at the Ford Center (16200 Idaho Center Blvd, Nampa). You can have fun and support the cause by going to the festival. Take in the sights and sounds of spectacular Christmas trees, entertainment, and special events. There will be custom-designed trees, a selection of silent auction items, unique centerpieces, wreaths, and decorations. A craft fair has been added to this year’s event, featuring hand crafted items for sale for those special gifts for the holidays. Pre-purchase of tickets for Breakfast, Fashion Show and Gala required. You can purchase tickets online by visiting www. You can easily see the tab at the website. Tickets for other Festival events can also be purchased online or at the door.

By Leora Summers, Editor

For more information visit the website at: 2015 Schedule of Events Wednesday, November 25th 9 AM-5 PM – Time for set-up and decoration of trees and drop-off time for centerpieces, wreaths and silent auction items. Friday, November 27th 9 AM-12:30 PM – Set-up for craft fair, Vendors only 1 PM-7 PM – Open to the public 3 PM-7 PM – Pictures with Santa Saturday, November 28th 9 AM-10:30 AM – Breakfast with Santa 10 AM-5 PM – Open to the public 12 PM-4 PM – Pictures with Santa 6 PM-9 PM – Women’s Sip & Shop and Fashion Show Sunday, November 29th 11 AM-5 PM – Open to the public 12 PM-4 PM – Pictures with Santa Monday, November 30th Gala Dinner and Auction, advance ticket purchase required. Pictures with Santa – You’ll enjoy a new Santa experience this year, with little wait time and easy photo access.

Seeking Volunteer Nominations for “Idaho’s Brightest Star”

Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. November 13, 2015.

Nominations for Idaho’s Brightest Stars Awards can be made by visiting and follow the directions. Nominate the great people you know and let’s get a Caldwell winner!

- To nominate a corporation for their outstanding volunteer service - To nominate a school for their outstanding volunteer service - To nominate a student for their outstanding volunteer service - To nominate a senior citizen for their outstanding volunteer service - To nominate an organization for their outstanding volunteer service (Non Profit, Government Agency, and/or Service Organization) - To nominate a small business for their outstanding volunteer service (50 full time employees or less) The Winners Will Be Announced on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

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The Friends of Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge have started their winter bird feeding project on the shores of Lake Lowell at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers are needed to help fill and clean the bird feeders several times each week. Helpers may sign up to feed one day a month, one day a week or more often. Potential volunteers must attend a bird feeding orientation. To anyone in the community who would like to help with the winter bird feeding project, but is unable to help feed, we appreciate donations of wild bird seed or money to purchase the seed. We value the generosity of past participants. For more information, contact Rachel & David Staats at

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Every year our city has a wonderful event to kick off the holiday season. It is our Winter Wonderland event that is always held on the first Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. It is a free fun-filled family friendly event with live entertainment, visits to Santa’s workshop, a petting zoo, kiddie train rides, vendors and more. And best of all, when they perform the tree lighting ceremony and all of area surrounding the creek and bridges light up, it is close to MAGIC! So don’t miss it and bring your family and friends on down for a special evening. This light display rivals the Botanical Gardens’ display in Boise. And I must say, “Take that Boise! Come to Caldwell!”

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Sep 29, Fairview Golf Course. Least Putts: Tied-Elsie Aguilar, Sharon Bruneel, Donna Goosens. Oct. 1, Purple Sage Golf Course. Front 9/Back 9: A. Jackie Inglis, B.T Sharon Bruneel, Suzanne Hammons. 2015 Caldwell Ladies Golf Association Championship results: Championship Flight: 1st Gross-157 Hanna Larson; 1st Net-133 Doreen Burnham; 2nd Net-136 Dana Endicott. First Flight: 1st Gross-198 Gretchen McGee; 1st Net-138 Barb Anderson; 2nd Net 148-Vicki Bicandi. Oct. 13, Fairview Golf Course. Mystery Holes: A. Belva Wildman; B. Sharon Bruneel; C. Elsie Aguliar. Oct. 15, Purple Sage Golf Course. Low Net: A. Doreen Burnham; B.(T) Marnie Kuyper and Norma Bowen.


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On October 8th at Jewett Auditorium at the College of Idaho, in conjunction with the celebrating of its 125th birthday, was the inauguration of C of I’s first lady president in the history of the college, Dr. Charlotte G. Borst. Dr. Borst comes to the C of I from Whittier College in California, where she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. She succeeds Dr. Marv Henberg, who


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retired after a successful six-year tenure. President Borst officially took office on June 23rd. Friends, family and colleagues came from afar to celebrate this grand event with Charlotte, beginning with the Founders Day events and the College of Idaho’s Presidential Inauguration Concert the day before. Many spoke during the inauguration and professed their support of Charlotte and to the College of Idaho. Charlotte was selected from 130 candidates. Her infectious enthusiasm, passion for learning, her liberal arts mindset, and her love of a challenge set her apart from the others. The board felt that Dr. Borst was exactly the right individual to lead the C of I

into the future. Charlotte’s friend and colleague, Dr. Teresa L. Mott (1st female President of Knox College), introduced her and commended the C of I for its forward thinking as it only took the College of Idaho 125 years to hire their first female president whereas it took her beloved Knox College 175 years to accomplish that feat when they hired her. Borst thanked the trustees for placing their trust in her. During her presentation she stressed the importance of technology in learning in this advanced world today. The PEAK curriculum (having a major and several minors in subject areas) initiated during the presidency of Dr. Marv


By Holly Cook, Communications & Research Specialist, City of Caldwell

Photo: Dr. Marilyn Melchiorre, students in her Marketing Communication Class and city employee, Holly Cook, took this “selfie” with a selfie stick at the College of Idaho. Dr. Marilyn Melchiorre tasked her Marketing Communication class at The College of Idaho with a project that uses photography and social media to communicate the way students view the city. “Students need the opportunity to see their marketing ideas applied to local business and organizations,” said the Assistant Professor of Business, whom students kindly refer to as “Dr. Mel.” “It is also important to engage with the Caldwell community.” The project requires students to take multiple photos of Caldwell’s best places of interest, including local businesses and other notable sites.

They will also brainstorm hashtags and attentiongrabbing headlines, and “tag” themselves in the photos. The first two students to complete the project, Candace and Wayne, came up with the hashtag #TheRealCaldwell, which continues to build Caldwell’s positive image. As students complete their projects, select photos will be posted on the city’s social media channels. At the end of the term, the city of Caldwell will highlight the top three photos presented. “Professor Melchiorre’s project is a great example of our faculty putting The College of Idaho mission into action,” C of I President Charlotte Borst said. “She is building community-minded student leaders and helping them develop skills which will set them up for future success.” Caldwell’s prestigious liberal arts college is one of the best in the country. This year, the College of Idaho ranked No. 195 overall in Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s Top Colleges,” and No. 38 in the West. To see the students’ photography, search the hashtag #TheRealCaldwell and #YoteTown on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The quality of work produced by C of I students is consistently exceptional. The City of Caldwell is proud to have the help of these top-notch students and Dr. Melchiorre’s leadership in community engagement. We look forward to future partnerships with C of I staff and students.

C of I Honored by ‘U.S. News & World Report’

By Justin Dalme, C of I Communication Specialist

The C of I has once again been named one of America’s top academic institutions, this time by U.S. News & World Report. The 2016 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” rankings, released by U.S. News & World Report, put the Caldwell private college at No. 169. The annual rankings are based upon graduation rate, class size, alumni giving percentage and other key indicators of academic quality. The C of I—which is ranked No. 8 amongst liberal arts schools in the Northwest—leads all Idaho schools ranked by U.S. News in graduation rate and freshman retention rate. The College of Idaho’s alumni giving rate—an indication of alumni’s satisfaction with their educational experience—ranks among the top-50 liberal arts colleges in the U.S. To see the full list of schools ranked by U.S. News & World Report, visit

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(Deacon of St. John’s Cathedral, L.A.) warned those in attendance that we could not keep Charlotte and that she and L.A. would be taking her back soon. She said, “Return our friends to us in L.A. in good condition.” No dice Reverend! We want her and we’ll keep her as long as she’ll have us! The inauguration was immediately followed by a reception the Langroise Foyer.

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37 Years and Retiring - Dr. Charles Schneider Dr. Charles S c h n e i d e r ’s 37 years of practicing medicine in C a l d w e l l ’s West Idaho Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic was celebrated during a retirement party in his honor in the West Valley Medical Complex on October 26th. Dr. John Q. Smith, one of Schneider’s partners, presented him with a

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going away present from the group that consisted of a Taco Time hat, a Taco Time T-shirt, and a Taco Time name badge to symbolize Dr. Schneider’s daily Taco Time lunches during his employment at their clinic. Smith said now that Schneider would no longer be coming to Caldwell to work daily, that Taco Time would probably have to lay off 5 employees, but maybe Charles would like to apply for a job there now. Smith then thanked Charles and told him how much he meant to his group personally and then

said his longtime partner will be missed. His wife, Molly said that Charlie’s plans are indefinite, but will now have time to do more of the other things that he likes to do like skiing, 4 wheeling, and traveling. Charlie and Molly have little grandchildren that live close by that they see often and I have a feeling they may even be seeing more of them now. Congratulations Dr. Charles Schneider! Enjoy the beginning of your new journey! P.S. Don’t drive Molly crazy!

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Indian Creek Steakhouse Fundraiser Helps Cattlemen

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Seated at the table from left to right were: Dr. Hugh Eddy (Internal Medicine), Dr. Don Price (Family Medicine), Dr. Paul McConnel (Family Medicine), Dr. Ted Baird (Family Medicine), Dr. Bob Ring (Obstetrics/Gynecology), Dr. Dick Roberge (Obstetrics/ Gynecology), Dr. Tom Dillon (Family Medicine), and Dr. Charles Reed (Internal Medicine). Dr. Charles Kerrick (Family Medicine) and Dr. Jerry Bauman (Family Medicine) who still live in Caldwell, were not able to attend. Their presence would have made this complete for me.

I saw this most amazing group of men the other day when I went to lunch at Stewarts Bar and Grill. There they were all

together, like back in 1982 when I first moved to town. These men were a huge part of Caldwell’s medical community, which looks

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nothing today like it did back then. It was like a class reunion of “Who’s Who” in the Caldwell medical community, a medical era ago. Back in the ‘70s and ‘80s when I first lived in Caldwell, the medical community was very cohesive. It was unlike any medical community around. During that time, there was one group for each type of medical specialty. The docs all got along well and our community was much smaller than the 50,000 population that we have today. These groups served Caldwell well at the time. Today our medical community looks much different as it grew with our increasing population. To keep up with the times, multi-specialty groups emerged and other groups came to town. That is good, as competition and choice are necessary with the community’s changing needs. That day, it was so awesome to see such a distinguished group of docs all together once again, enjoying each other’s company.

L to R: Daniel Richards (President of the Owyhee Cattlemen’s Association) received a check for $10,000 from Ramona Ridley (Marketing for Simplot Western Stockmen’s) and Jim Ryska (Sales Representative for Simplot Western Stockmen’s) during the event. Ramona reported that the J. R. Simplot Company was very excited to help the cause as so many of those affected were their customers, neighbors and friends.

On October 3rd a great time was had by all who attended the Indian Creek Steakhouse fundraiser for fire relief for those affected by the recent Soda Fire. The earning from the silent auction items, the live auction and from all the meals purchased that day were donated to the cause. The event ended with music and dancing. Dillon Wickel, owner of Indian Creek Steakhouse, said all proceeds went to help cattlemen buy feed and repair fencing that was lost in the Soda Fire. The amount raised from the dinner profits donated by Indian Creek Steakhouse and the auctions was $38,000. This does not include the $10,000 donation from Simplot. D&B Supply and Agri Beef also donated $10,000 to the cause at an earlier date. There were many others that helped in many other ways including veterinary services.

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The aftermath of the Soda Fire along the ION Highway shows small pockets of green, not touched by the fire. They’re like a sign of little pockets of hope for restoration.


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glucose levels over a long period of time can lead to many health problems, including: high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, eye problems, high cholesterol, and amputation of arms and legs. Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and nearly 2 million people are diagnosed with this disease every year. There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes – The body’s pancreas no longer makes its own insulin so patients need to take

insulin to keep blood glucose from becoming too high. This is typically diagnosed early in life and was previously known as “juvenile” diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes – The body does not respond well to its own insulin. This was previously called “adult onset” diabetes. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being overweight and family history of diabetes. Gestational Diabetes – This occurs when the body does not respond to insulin appropriately during pregnancy. This usually goes away after having the baby,

though it does increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. The most common symptoms people have with diabetes are frequent urination, feeling very hungry or very thirsty, blurry vision, extreme fatigue, numbness in their hands or feet, and weight gain or possibly even weight loss. If you have any of these symptoms you should consider asking your doctor if testing for diabetes is right for you because detecting diabetes early can help prevent the development of complications from diabetes. If you would

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like additional information, the American Diabetes Association has a website at www.diabetes. org with more about all types of diabetes, lists of diabetes awareness programs, myths about diabetes, and much more. Dr. Justin Rosenau is a third year resident in Caldwell’s Rural Track Training Program. Residents in this program complete their first year in the Family Medical Residency of Idaho program and then complete their last two years of their medical training in all aspects of family medicine in Caldwell’s program.

PARAMEDIC UPDATE: NATIONAL EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH Cooler temperatures and colorful leaves tip us off that autumn is upon us. In November, most of our thoughts are about Thanksgiving dinner and the chance to spend time with our loved ones. Did you know that November is also National Epilepsy Awareness month? In case you are not familiar with epilepsy, I’ll tell you a little bit about it. Epilepsy is a diagnosed disease where individuals suffer from recurrent seizures, sometimes referred to as convulsions. In general, roughly three percent of the general population suffers from seizures, and they tend to be more prevalent in young children and the elderly. A seizure results

from a disruption in the normal electrical activity in the brain, causing unusual manifestations that range from staring off into space to full body movements. The most noticeable and recognizable seizure activity is the latter, and these types of seizures are called tonic clonic seizures. They were previously commonly called grand mal seizures. During a tonic clonic seizure, a person will become unconscious, and if they are standing will often fall down. Their arms and legs may alternate between stiffening and pronounced jerking movements. It is not unusual for someone to bite their tongue during a seizure of this nature, so you may see

blood dribbling out of their mouth. Incontinence may also be present. The family and friends of individuals with epilepsy are usually well-versed in the disease, and may not even call 911. However, if you witness someone have a seizure and are not familiar with the disease, calling 911 is always recommended. If the seizure is a first time event, it may represent an underlying life threatening condition and the person should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. Here are some tips for you if you witness someone have a seizure and are willing to provide aid. • Note the duration of the seizure to relay the information to health

care providers • Protect the individual’s head with a pillow if possible • Move any nearby objects away that could cause injury to the person • Do not attempt to physically restrain a person who is having a seizure • Do not try to put anything in their mouth. • If the individual has copious amounts of blood or vomit in their mouth, roll them onto their side if possible to allow drainage.

On a final note, when someone experiences a seizure, it is quite common for them to remain unconscious or be disoriented after the seizure has stopped. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving, and remember that Canyon County Paramedics is available anytime, day or night should you need us! Steve Blados is the Division Chief of Training at Canyon County Paramedics and may be reached for questions or comments at

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The Kiwanis Club is reviving a great tradition, sponsoring a Caldwell Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, November 7th at Canyon Hill Nazarene Church (903 N. Michigan Avenue) to raise awareness and support for the students of Canyon Springs High School. The event is open to the public. Governor C.L. Butch Otter headlines the list of speakers for the event. “It’s a fundraising opportunity for the students,” explained the site host, Pastor Dave Fraley. “As organizations, we became highly motivated when we learned firsthand of the real-life situations of many of these students. We want to do our part as members of the Caldwell community to advance their education and perhaps even their career paths.” LoveCaldwell is cosponsoring the event, which will also feature remarks from Caldwell Councilwoman, Shannon Ozuna, and select

students from Canyon Springs High School. “It’s a revival of a great tradition,” remarked John McGee of LoveCaldwell. We’ve really come to embrace the mission of Canyon Springs and have had the chance to work with many of the students in volunteer efforts. They are remarkable kids.” Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November

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Boy! The summer sure went by rather quickly. A lot has taken place this season as we lost trees and shrubs because of the strange way fall and winter came to us last year. We had a very dry, but not too hot, yet hot enough to finish off trees that were down, but not quite out. The good of it was, I saw heavy recovery growth from plants that I had to cut down to the ground. We also saw lots of weeds in the turf and planters. It seemed to be a battle all year. It’s setting up to be the same type of fall as last year. As of the time of this writing, we have yet to experience any night temperatures in the 30’s. We normally would have had several frosty mornings along with the warm afternoons. I’m still wearing shorts and t-shirts outside and the forecast doesn’t show any freezing temps for the rest of October. There’s not much you can do to prevent damage to your trees or shrubs, except don’t do any pruning for the foreseeable future. Pruning now while it’s still warm out encourages the plant to grow when you want it to go dormant. You can also cut off the water to non-evergreen trees and shrubs. This stress forces the sugars of the plant down to the root system, protecting the plant from complete loss. Evergreens on the other hand, need to be watered extra, especially because of the warm and dry conditions. Evergreens need water year round, so if we have a dry winter you need to water them about every ten days and in an amount relative to size. In the Local Dirt Perspective columns to come in the winter months, I will discuss the care of equipment and tools, spring plantings, planting and dividing bulbs or maybe show you some neat tricks I did on a landscape. But if you have any subjects or questions you want discussed just let us know. Until the snow flies, Pat

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I went up with him on a Friday to help set up the trailer at “elk camp” over the weekend before he was to go up again later the next week for the big hunt. It was already crazy up there with tents, trailers and campers everywhere. It was like a city of hunters just waiting for the whistle to blow! The next day he rose early and hunted for deer and scouted for elk. When he got back to camp we took a 4-wheeler ride around the area. It was a beautiful fall day. The colors of the season were present. We came upon a doe with a couple of young ones. Hunting–it’s more than just getting “the big one.” It’s about the journey and everything that goes along with it. It’s the fresh brisk morning air, the physical challenge of the hill, the countryside and the wonders of nature. And if he just so happens to get “the big one,” that’s just icing on the cake!

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to support wonderful projects like this. This is exactly the kind of thing that the city of Caldwell likes to be a part of.” The park opened for the first time on August 15th. Caldwell said that there is about a 50/50 split between monthly and drop in occupants. There are 136 RV spaces available. Caldwell said Canyon Springs is being developed in phases subject to demand. This resort has a one acre fishing pond stocked with largemouth bass and a 3,500-square foot meeting lodge with flat screen TVs and a warming kitchen designed for major events, such as RV rallies, weddings and corporate or chamber of commerce events. The RV sites are at least 60-feet long, with green spaces in between, and come equipped with full hookups, including water, sewer, electrical and free cable television service. Basic WiFi is also available for free with high-speed WiFi available for a minimal fee. Pull through RV sites and lakefront sites are available. The resort also has private showers and laundry facilities. Rental cabins that sleep four adults with a private bedroom, loft and kitchen facilities are also available. Aside from the fact that folks now have a great place to stop by and stay in Caldwell on their way elsewhere, a huge benefit to our community, is the fact that the sewer and water services extended to this new site by the city, makes future growth for our city out in that direction readily available.

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A Blast From The Past

I ran into Marlene Pugsley at an event at the Langroise Center at the C of I one evening in October. She told me about some old newspapers that she found at her parent’s place (the home of Dallas and Fay E. Dillon). The city of Caldwell purchased the property about a year ago after her father had passed away and her mother no longer lived there. She was afraid that the papers would be destroyed without anyone knowing they were there if city decided to knock down the building to clear the land for their purposes. She first discovered the newspapers about 15 years ago when her parents were going to replace the carpeting in their house. The young man who was replacing the carpet discovered them when he pulled back the old carpet in the bedroom. The old area newspapers from the years 1944-45 were laid between the linoleum and the old carpet apparently to help level the floor which had begun to sag since there was little or no foundation under the house. Marlene told the young man that her grandmother had been a post mistress in Greenleaf during that time, but she could never find out exactly when her grandmother began that job. Low and behold, in a newspaper they found dated January 14, 1944, they saw a small blurb that read, “Mrs. Harry Dillon (her grandmother) is now permanently employed as post mistress at Greenleaf succeeding Mrs. Clarence McConaughey.” That’s exactly what Marlene had been searching for in her family history!

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The young man that discovered the papers, also found something in those papers about his grandfather. Marlene’s story intrigued me, so I did a little snooping to check on this, visited the City and then went out to the house to see what I could find. Since those 15 years, the house has lost some windows and doors. The newspapers were still there, but not in very good shape for keeping, but they were still amazing. It took me back a step in time seeing some of the articles and advertisements in those papers during that WWII period. For some, WWII seems like yesterday and for others, a lifetime ago. Below are a few pictures I took of a couple of ads and articles depicting that era. Marlene, thanks for a trip back in time.


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I was about 12 years old when I received an amazing Christmas gift. It was a black cardboard box containing a metal tray about 11 inches wide by 17 inches long and maybe a half-inch deep. The tray was filled with a brown gelatin. Accessories included some special paper, a bottle of purple ink and a fountain-type pen. The gift was from my father. Mom was usually the one who did the gift shopping. But Dad was a printer by trade, which probably explains why he felt this particular present might put his son on a promising career path. Using the pen and ink I could write a message or draw a picture on the specially-coated paper. Then I laid the paper, ink side down, on the gelatin and smoothed it out. When I peeled the paper off the gelatin, it left behind a reverse image of whatever I had put on the paper. Once that was done, I could lay a plain piece of paper on the gelatin, smooth it out, peel it off and Volia! It produced an exact copy of the original writing or drawing. I could make maybe a dozen more copies before I had to clean off the gelatin and start over. It was the nearest thing to Black Magic I had ever seen. The home duplicator had its weak points. When creating the master copy, one had to make sure the ink lines were heavy and as uniform as possible. Also, you had to make sure the paper was smoothed out completely on the gelatin to get a good transfer. Otherwise some of the lines might copy and some might not or some areas might only transfer on some

of the copies. Y o u couldn’t copy anything from a regular piece of paper. You had to write by hand using the special ink. And the gelatin had to be kept in a cool, dark place when not it use. The purple ink had a powerful smell that could make one a little goofy if used in a small, enclosed area. I suppose that would be considered a negative in today’s “Nanny Society,” but I thought the smell was rather interesting. Still, the concept of being able to make exact copies in your own home was mind boggling in 1957 when carbon paper and mimeograph machines were the primary ways to duplicate something without going to a commercial printer. This column is being written on a home computer. The digital file I create can be sent to a printer to make one copy or ten thousand copies. Or, in less time that it takes to tell, I can send the file to a computer on the other side of the world. Despite all the advances in technology since 1957, I’m willing to bet that tray of gelatin created a sense of wonder in me far greater that today’s twelveyear-old gets from texting or playing Minecraft. Besides, although modern technology is amazing, it doesn’t require ink that can make you goofy.

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Caldwell Urban Renewal’s board has approved 2 contracts to purchase two downtown properties, the old Southwest District Health building ($604,350) at 920 Main Street and Trolley Square ($625.00) at 117 S. 9th Avenue. The Agency plans to clear and prepare the property for private redevelopment in an effort to foster further private investment, economic opportunity and grow the tax base. Agency representatives and city economic development staff have been in recent communication with several private development companies. They will solicit competitive proposals from private developers for

new construction providing a mix of commercial uses with an emphasis on goods, services and entertainment not currently available to customers in the downtown area. The solicitation of competitive proposals will begin soon and the selection process will run concurrently with preparation of the site for redevelopment. This is another step forward towards our downtown revitalization efforts. Exciting times lie ahead with this purchase and the ongoing plans for the Indian Creek Plaza proposal. I wish I had a crystal ball so I could see our community 10 years from now. Big changes are a’coming!


On October 15th, the Chamber honored Caldwell’s Birds of Prey Motorsports with a ribbon cutting. This business has been in Caldwell since September of 2011 and has recently joined the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce. Pictured left is General Manager Mike Gallina, standing in the midst of some of the power sport vehicles and accessories that the store has to offer. Birds of Prey Motorsports has UTVs, ATVs, motorcycles and lots more. They also have a service department for all your power sport needs. Congratulations on joining the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce.

A SHOUT OUT! By Elden Winslow I had an experience the other day with Overall Plumbing. We had just sent the grandkids to the movies and Brad (Overall’s plumber) was finishing up outside when he came in and said “someone must have lost some money” and handed my daughter

the $40 the grandkids were using to go to the movie. I told Brad how much his honesty meant. It seems we still have a lot of good honest people out there. Thanks, Elden Winslow

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“Leaps of Faith and Determination”

By Leora Summers, Editor

Leaps of faith and determination emanate from the Indian Creek Plaza Committee. We are on the heels of something big about to happen for our community. We can almost taste it. It all started when the car wash on the corner of South 10th and Arthur Street fell into the creek all those years ago creating the idea of “daylighting” Indian Creek. At that time there was a lot of skepticism about that idea. But look now. What a wonderful springboard that was for our city for opportunity to shine. Since then, activities have centered around Indian Creek that have brought not only our own town folks, but other people to our community. We have the Indian Creek Festival each fall and the fantastic Winter Wonderland event with Christmas light displays that rival the best. This seems to be a great building block for this next step, the grass roots effort to build Indian Creek Plaza. The time is right. All good things take time, especially if they are to be done right the first time. The idea for Indian Creek Plaza came up a couple of years ago after Roger Brooks was brought in to help the Destination Caldwell group “brand” Caldwell, an effort to put Caldwell on the map. Now Dan Senftner, the driving force behind the successful plaza in Rapid City, South Dakota, was brought into the mix to help guide the committee in their planning for our Indian Creek Plaza. Senftner

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conducted a workshop for Caldwell City Council on October 19th and followed this up with a community presentation the next evening at Indian Creek Steakhouse. During the presentation, Dan compared Rapid City to Caldwell, saying that our community was not that different from his, that he was not an “expert” but someone who has lived through the development of their plaza and knows what works and what doesn’t. Rapid City’s downtown had boarded up windows and empty buildings and looked a lot like Caldwell’s downtown. Like here, they had their “Meridian” and someone was going to create another “downtown” and that’s when they knew they had to do something. He said, for a community to be successful, there needs to be a place for people to make a connection and that’s what the plaza did for them. It provided a place for people to go to create memories every day. They made their downtown a destination. Their group began the process in 2007, taking 4 years to complete it and now, after 4 years out, it is wildly successful due to the programming of free events and other activities. Senftner addressed concerns of increased property taxes from the business owners with properties surrounding the proposed plaza and other questions from the crowd. The next step in this process is in the actual designation of the area and in creating the funding for the project. Rapid City’s plaza began with 3.5 million dollars from private corporations and other sources matched by the city. During their project they also received an additional $700,000 in grants that they didn’t expect. The Indian Creek Plaza committee will continue to move forward one step at a time, taking the time to do it right the first time around. The Indian Creek Plaza Committee and its chairman, Kelli Jenkins, are to be commended for their continued efforts. Photo by Chantele Hensel

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The Davison Family runs the Treasure Valley Livestock Auction. Their business spans 100 years, beginning as a small ranching and timber operation in 1915 in Praire, Idaho. They have been a part of our Canyon County farm community through their Treasure Valley Livestock Auction business since 1990. The family spokesperson thanked their very good friend and banker, Becky Templeton, who submitted their family’s Seated at table L to R: Ron & Roseta Davison, Gene & Faye Russell, name for the award, and then graciously thanked everyone else Jackie & Bill Davison. for honoring them. He stated that A standing ovation was Caldwell Chamber’s luncheon. they have made a lot of good given when the Davison family They were first recognized for friends at the sale yard and that was recognized as the Nampa/ this honor in May of this year. they support them through local Caldwell Chamber Agribusiness Becky Templeton presented them activities as a way to honor and Committee’s “2015 Farm Family with a plaque from the committee thank them for supporting their of the Year” during the October during the luncheon. business.

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For the third year in a row, West Valley Medical Center was named among the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. The Treasure Valley facility is the only hospital in Idaho to receive this designation. The 2015 rankings were announced live Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Nashville, Tennessee. “We strive to provide a positive work environment and a family-like atmosphere across our entire organization,” Senta Cornelius, vice president of human resources for West Valley, said. “West Valley’s culture of caring and strong sense of camaraderie enhance our employees’ experience, which in turn leads to improved patient care. This national recognition from Modern Healthcare is a testament to West Valley’s commitment to each other in making it a great place to work for everyone on our team.” The annual award recognizes outstanding employers in the health care industry nationwide that empower employees to perform at their optimum level. Those employees then make a difference by providing patients

and customers with the best possible care and services. Modern Healthcare collects and evaluates information from employers and feedback from employees. Our hospital has also been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery. Healthgrades, a leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified the 100 best hospitals for each procedure. This is the third year in a row (2014-2016) West Valley has been named to the top 100 hospitals for prostate surgery by Healthgrades. The Caldwell hospital also received five-star designation for prostate removal surgery for a fourth consecutive year (20132016) and Healthgrades’ Prostate Surgery Excellence Award for a third time (2014-2016). The latter

award places West Valley in the top 10 percent of hospitals for prostate surgery nationwide. In addition to its prostate care, West Valley received its second five-star designation (2015-2016) for its excellence in total knee replacement surgery. “We are very proud to once again earn these designations from this nationally recognized group; it exemplifies our commitment to quality and our passion for providing the best to our growing community,” said Shawn Lindsay, executive director of perioperative services for West Valley. “We thank our physicians and staff for fostering a safe and healing environment for our patients.” West Valley was also honored with two new five-star designations for the treatment of sepsis and bowel obstruction (2016). More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2016: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at quality.


Nickels and Dimes

By Michael Hensel, CPA

The holidays are here! While I’m sure that announcement d o e s n ’ t take you by surprise, it’s not too late to consider your personal entertaining and the cost associated with being the host of the season. If you have friends and relatives like mine, costs can quickly get out of hand! The first thing to consider is the traditional pot luck. Most people will ask if there is anything they can bring so, with some planning and forethought, you can have a ready answer. If your friend has a dish they are particularly proud of, the answer is obvious and flattering to them as well. If not, a simple green salad or rolls from Costco or chips and dips or a meat and cheese or vegetable tray are all good suggestions that are easily put together. Another large expense that can be mitigated by a little help from your friends is the drink

selection. Wine drinkers love to provide a bottle of their favorite and beer drinkers are becoming as vocal and passionate about their beverage of choice as any wine snob! Part of having a party is having fun things to do and try and a good cross selection of beverages will encourage discussion and frivolity. Most people now carry cell phones. So, don’t waste time effort and money on paper invitations when a quick phone call will get you the information you need. Are they available, and can you count on them to bring something, answers your immediate question and allows you to plan ahead and buy in bulk if possible. Finally, make your own decorations, look on one of the DYI sights and attempt to duplicate what you see. The results are always good for a comment or two and you can be satisfied with the extra jingle in your pocket. This is the best time of year, have fun and guard your wallet so your not still paying for it next year!

Cub Scout Pack 224 Performs Color Guard

By Chantele Hensel

Cub Scout Pack 224 performed color guard services at the opening ceremony for the Gutter Gussie Tournament held at the Caldwell Bowl. L to R: Back row- Paxton Bastian, James Danes, Jacob Danes, Carter Thomas L to R: Front row - Gauge Bastian, (honorary cub scout Race Bastian), Conner Haroldsen.

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L to R: Lynn Johnson (Caldwell Lion), Jeff Nelson (CHS Band Director), Dave Moore (Caldwell Lion) and Alex Esparza (CHS Jazz Band Member)

The Caldwell Lions Club presented a check for $913 to the Caldwell High School Band for their efforts hawking water and soda during the Caldwell Night Rodeo supporting the Lions Booth. The CHS Band has supported the Lions Booth for over 20 years.

The band has approximately 100 students. Some students participate in the Marching Band and compete with other schools, and some students play in the Jazz Band. The band held a free Halloween concert in October.

Lions Collect Gloves For Vallivue’s Kinder Kids

By Lynn Johnson

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Hortensia Hernandez, representing Innovative Connection (YMCA Staff who serve as volunteers to the community) presented their program of collecting gloves for area kindergartners to the Caldwell Lions at their regular meeting on Wednesday. Their goal is to raise 650 gloves for all of Vallivue’s Kinder Kids, while it may seem like a large number they know, they have the support of their Y and the community. While she was there the club donated several gloves and mittens for their cause and raised over $100 from a quick collection from the attending Lion members. There will be donation barrels at the Y where anyone and everyone are welcomed to drop off a pair or two of gloves. Estella Zamora, Alex Esparza, Ortensia Hernandez, Lynn Johnson, Patricia Benedict

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Caldwell Rotary Club is still in the process of delivering dictionaries to 1,400 third grade students in 18 area schools in Canyon and Owyhee Counties. This is one of the many community projects that the club has been a part of for many years promoting Rotary International’s mission regarding literacy.

SERVICE CLUBS & MEETING INFO Caldwell Rotary Club Wed, Noon, Kaley Wellness Center Corner of Logan/So. 10th Contact: 459-1344

Caldwell Kiwanis Club Thurs, Noon Kaley Wellness Center Corner of Logan/So. 10th Contact: 459-6102

Canyon Sunrise Rotary Club Thurs, 7:00 AM Karcher Estates (thru gate in Karcher Mall S. parking lot) Contact: Brent @ 466-4181

Caldwell Soroptimist Club 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thurs. of Month Noon Caldwell Elks Lodge #1448 1015 N. Kimball Contact: Ginny @ 459-0021

Caldwell Eagles Lodge 7th & 21st of October & 4th of November 815 Arthur Street Contact: 615-0804 Caldwell Exchange Club Tue, Noon, Stewarts Bar & Grill 2805 Blaine Street Contact: 455-4534

By Leora Summers Caldwell Perspective Editor

So you joined the Chamber to promote your business. Your next step is to join a service club. You join a service club to give back to the community that has supported your business. When you give of your time and talents, you sometimes receive more than you expected in the return. You see the smiles on the faces of those you helped in some special way and you learn more about the people of your community. Service enriches you as a human being.

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Caldwell Rotary Club members Jerry Bauman, Dick Roberge, Chuck McHugh, Eric Boyum and the teachers at Lakevue Elementary School on October 15th passed out dictionaries to third graders. Rotarian Milon and Joyce McDaniel and Leora Summers also helped on that day.

Native Daughters of Idaho 3rd Tues. of the Month Noon-Potluck Faith Lutheran Church on Montana Avenue Contact: Leta 459-8866 Scottish American Society of Canyon County 3rd Tues. of the Month 7 PM McCain Hall, C of I Bring a covered dish Contact: Lorene Oates 863-4672 Caldwell Eagles Lodge 11th day of November 7 PM 2nd of the December 7 PM 815 Arthur Street 208-454-8054 Raise Your Voice Toastmasters Club Monday, 6:30 PM Caldwell Airport, 4814 E. Linden

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Inform Yourselves-Then Vote on November 3rd!

L to R: Henry C. Busse II (Seat 4), Shannon Ozuna (Seat 4), Chris Allgood (Seat 5), Magda Ruano (Seat 5), Terrence Biggers (Seat 6), Chuck Stadick (Seat 6)

If you didn’t go to the Candidate Forum held on October 22nd, you missed your best opportunity to see where our city council candidates stood on important issues regarding our city. The candidates were all well spoken and you really got a good idea of how their past experiences and motivations would steer them in their potential positions as city council members. Since there were only between 80-90 folks in attendance, there is a good chance that 98% of you missed this outstanding event for our benefit. If you didn’t go, you better do your homework to learn a little something about the people you are voting for to

Caldwell Rotary Club Welcomes New Members

By Leora Summers, Editor

Photos by Leora Summers

Rotary President Mike Dittenber installed Marisela Pesina as a new member of Caldwell Rotary Club on September 9th. Marisela works as an escrow officer for Alliance Title and Escrow in Nampa.

Cecilia “Cece” Flores was welcomed into our club on October 7th as a new member. Cece’s classification is Manager-Market. She is the manager of the store at the Caldwell Housing Authority. She lives in Caldwell and has two daughters. She became an “active” member before she ever joined our club by helping in our Rotary concession booth at the C of I football games. We love her already!

represent you before going to the polls on November 3rd. Discussion topics at the forum included branding Caldwell, the Indian Creek Plaza plans, proper usage for Caldwell’s Urban Renewal funds, crime and public safety, property taxes and levy rates, the city and its ownership of public buildings, the Canyon County Fairgrounds location, their perception of the business friendliness of our community, and what they would do for the city if they were the king or queen for a day. The forum was put on by the Idaho Press Tribune, the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Caldwell. You can find the full candidate questionnaire

Lions Donate To CHS Choir

By Lynn Johnson

The Caldwell Lions Club issued a check for $166 to the Caldwell High School Choir for their efforts hawking water and soda in the stands during the Idaho Cowboys Association (ICA) 2015 Final Championship Rodeo. In a letter, Lion President John Clemenger told the choir, “ We enjoyed working with the choir. They worked Front Row, L to R (in yellow): Emily Godfrey (Choir Director) in a pleasant and and Lion Lynn Johnson. Row 2: Lion Dave Moore (in blue). professional manner.”

Annual “Back on Track 5K Run/Walk” Highlights National Run Away Month

On November 7, 2015, the Canyon County Juvenile Probation Department will be hosting the 5th Annual Back on Track 5K Run/Walk, at Lake View Park in Nampa, Idaho. November is National Runaway Prevention Month. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of the issues facing runaway youth in our community and their families and provide community resources to help deter juveniles from running away. Proceeds from the Back on Track 5k will be donated to the Treasure Valley Girls on the Run. This donation will help Girls on the Run scholarship juveniles into their program from our

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local community. Come to participate in a fun activity that all ages can enjoy to raise awareness for National Runaway Prevention Month and be entered to win community raffle prizes and enjoy post-race refreshments. Nampa Dutch Bros, an official sponsor of the race will be there along with other community vendors. Those who signed up before October 10, 2015 received a commemorative race t-shirt. Join them on November 7, 2015 at Lakeview Park in Nampa, Idaho at 10:00 a.m. to participate in this community driven event. Sign up at – Back on Track 5k.

Congratulations! Halloween Coloring & Story Contest &Winners All of the participants did a great job. Thank you for your submissions. Winners Eliana Fine (age 3) Allyson Wilson (age 6) Devrie Erbe (age 9) Violet Vassar (age 10) Attention Winners! Please call Chantele at 208-899-6374 to make arrangements to pick up your prizes.

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3. Sprinkle dry cake mix over the top, then drizzle with melted butter. Top with walnuts. 4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Editor’s Note: I like this even better than pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and I love pumpkin pie!

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Upon graduation from high school, in June of 1960, I joined the Navy “boot” camp in San Diego, California. After graduation from “boot,” I was ordered to report to the U.S.S.Motobi, ATF (105) out of Pearl Harbor. Our MOCTOB duties were to tow targets for gunnery exercises, tow amunition barges and reconery duties, etc, etc. I can’t remember what country we were in, but I remember

having the duty watch on this particular weekend. We couldn’t leave the ship all weekend. Also remember, that I was 17! Out of boredom, another mate and I decided to sunbath on the gun deck of the ship. Again, out of boredom, we decided to climb up on top of our 3 inch, fifty caliber canon that required two men to operate. We would train our gun (not loaded, of course) on water skiers coming

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into the marina. You can imagine what those skiers thought when they saw that big barrel following them. Of course we were reported later that day to our executive officer. Needless to say, my mate and I spent another extra weekend aboard ship on watch... far away from the ships guns!

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The Caldwell Police Department welcomed the Idaho Steelheads for a demonstration of what it takes to be part of the S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) team. The 26 members of the Idaho Steelheads were given a grand tour by the Caldwell PD. The team went to the S.W.A.T. training facility, where the hockey members to learned about tactics, various weapons and how to work together just like the police team. Four activity stations included simulations in which Steelhead teammates learned how to apprehend a suspect, breach and enter dangerous rooms, shoot a Colt M4, Glock 21 hand gun and a sniper rifle. They also deployed distraction devices, which give off a loud noise and shine bright light. The team of 12 Caldwell Police Department officers made the experience memorable for the Boise hockey team as well. “We took a lot from them,” said Steelheads Assistant Coach Gord Baldwin. “They stressed the importance of teamwork, trust and comradery. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Every member was so helpful, patient and we felt like they were truly there to teach us. Our players saw what good people they are and that they have fun because they work so hard.” Sophomore Steelhead player Jefferson Dahl from Eau Claire, Wisconsin was impacted by his introduction to the S.W.A.T. team. “The experience was eye opening. It was fun to shoot guns, but we learned how much the team relies on each other. If one person is not doing their job, everyone suffers. That definitely applies to us on the ice. It helped us remember how important teamwork is.” “It was nice to be around a group of enthusiastic young men. We stressed how important it is for us to work as a team. I think they are able to apply that to their lives,” said Lieutenant Alan Seevers, Investigations Division


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Book Review

By Amy Perry

“Directive 51” by John Barnes

John Barnes’ has been writing science fiction since 1991. Several of his books, The Sky So Big and Black and The Duke of Uranium, are appropriate for young adults; however, Directive 51 is not. Directive 51, the first in the Daybreak series, is a well thought out techno-thriller apocalypse story. It opens on October 28, 2020 with a vice presidential kidnapping, a government meeting and multiple micro terrorist attacks worldwide. Nanoswarm that eats electronics and biotes that attack petroleum products are spread throughout the western United States by hippies, greenies and a Christian based group that are part of Daybreak, an internet community that is determined to bring the “Big System” down. The complex plot is woven together with skill, the characters are well rounded and believable and the emotional hooks are deep. Directive 51 is a marvelously fast paced apocalypse story that will intrigue both the end-of-the-world crowd as well as hard core science fiction readers.

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