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Denial for Special Use Permit for Jail Expansion Upheld
County Commissioner Steve Rule addressed some of the issues of concern that caused the denial and promoted the expansion at the current site, due to the earlier three failed jail bonds for a new facility to house the increasing population needs of the jail.
City council members had these 3 proposed options for consideration in rendering their decision regarding the appeal of the denial of the SUP for the proposed Jail Expansion project.
The appeal to rescind the denial of the SUP (Special Use Permit) by Planning and Zoning for the jail expansion at its current site, located at the intersection of Chicago Street and 12th Avenue, was heard at the October 3rd City Council meeting. It was definitely a hot topic as our council listened to testimony on both sides of the issue. The earlier denial for the SUP was upheld by Caldwell City Council. The biggest proponents for the project were Commissioners Steve Rule and Craig Hansen. They explained the need for the expansion and also addressed the concerns raised by Planning and Zoning regarding the compatibility of the project for the surrounding area, lighting and traffic issues and the ability to expand the facility without raising taxes. They said the expansion would accommodate the population needs for the next 1520 years. They also said that the public was not in favor of bonding a new jail facility based on the three previous failures of bond levies for that purpose. Hanson said that the design meets all the jail standards for the State of Idaho. Numerous opponents including Commissioner Tom Dale, Commissioner-Elect Pam White, City Treasurer Chris Yamamoto and Canyon County Sherriff Kieran Donahue took their turns supporting the P&Z denial, citing that maybe what was once was congruous with the current
neighborhood was no longer compatible for the security and safety of the neighborhood. Also with the direction that our city was going with the revitalization plan for our downtown, a jail does not fit in that vision. What may have been compatible many years ago, no longer is. The ability for future expansion after 20 years did not seem feasible at the current site. As to the finances, though it may appear that an expansion will save taxpayers money in the future, in reality, it may even cost more due to the inefficiency of the operation of a remodeled facility due to the structural layout causing more manpower to be necessary to create the same security measures necessary at a new efficient facility elsewhere. After all testimony was heard, Planning & Zoning Director Brian Billingsley laid out three options for the council to consider. They were as follows: 1. Uphold the Planning & Zoning Commission’s decision if Council feels that the project is not suitable for the neighborhood. 2. Overturn the Planning & Zoning Commission’s decision and adopt Condition 8.14 (The Building Official shall not issue a building permit for the jail expansion until January 10, 2017) if Council feels that the project is suitable
City Council Members listened attentively as pro and con testimonies were given during the meeting regarding the expansion project for the Canyon County Jail.
for the neighborhood, but is concerned about the project being abandoned. 3. Overturn the Planning & Zoning Commission’s decision and eliminate Condition 8.14 if Council feels that the project is suitable for the neighborhood and Council is not concerned about the project being abandoned. THE DECISION… Councilman Rob Hopper moved that the council accept the Comprehensive Plan Analysis for the appeal and to overturn the denial of the SUP by P&Z for the jail expansion, but the motion died due to a lack of a 2nd. Councilman Mike Pollard moved to uphold the denial of the SUP for the jail expansion. It was seconded by Councilman Callsen and the council voted 5 to 1 to uphold the denial, with Councilman Rob Hopper as the lone “no” vote. City Lawyer Mark Hilty said that a written Order for Decision would be submitted at the October 15th city council meeting. The decision was adopted at that time. Now the opponents have 28 days from then to appeal to the district court. So now, let’s wait and see what happens……stay tuned!
Superior Paint & Glass Celebrates 70 Years of Business!
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by Leora Summers, Editor
Superior Paint and Glass at 315 Cleveland Blvd., 70 Years of Business!
It’s pretty impressive when a business has existed in our community for 70 years. Fred and Sherry Heath purchased Superior Paint & Glass in January of 1993 from Bob and Vic Asqueta and co-own it with Andy and Nichole Bower. The Asquetas bought it from the original owner, Wayne Hopper, who started the business in 1946. The Heaths were employees of the Asquetas and when the Asquetas were ready to downsize from 3 to 2 stores, they offered it to the Heaths, who took them up on the offer and the rest is history. The legacy continues as Fred and Sherry’s son, Devin, now works at the store. The business was originally named Superior Auto Glass before being renamed Superior Paint and Glass. The original building was on Blaine and when the interchange for the freeway was created in 1974, the building where the business now resides, 315 Cleveland Blvd., was built. Congratulations to those involved in maintaining this longtime Caldwell business and may they have many more years of service to our community.
Caldwell’s Ferro Receives INDEED Award by Leora Summers, Editor
Melyssa Ferro with her award
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Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE November 4 (continued) 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library, 459-3242. Bronco Football at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. November 5 8:30 AM: Breakfast Prayer, Canyon Hill Nazarene Church. 9 AM-3 PM: Greenleaf Friends Academy Country Christmas Bazaar, GFA Cafeteria,20565 N. Academy Rd., Greenleaf 2 PM: Pokemon club, Library, 459-3242. 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Luncheon sponsored by Best Bath Systems, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall. 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings at Orphan Fit and Fall Class 880-9855 Annies, 801 Everett St. Every Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30-10:30 AM 7:30 PM: Langroise Trio invites Caldwell Free Methodist Church, 3320 you to enjoy String Trio Opus, S. Montana. No. 2 in D Major–Ludwig van Beethoven, Suite en Trio de College of Idaho Classes Cordes (1988)–Pierre Max Dubois, For a full list of community classes Langroise Recital Hall, C of I, Free available go to www.cofiFUN.com, admission. 459-5188. November 6 2 AM: Daylight Savings Time November 1 Change, turn your clock back one 10:30 AM: Toddler Storytime, hour. Library, 459-3242. November 7 4:30 PM: Teen Gaming, Library, 6 PM: All Ages Crochet, Library, 459-3242. 459-3242. 6 PM: Basic First Aid, Library, November 8 459-3242. General Election: To find out pollNovember 2 ing times and places, Call 454-7562 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, or look online at: www.canyonco. Library, 459-3242. org/voterlookup. 7 PM: Adult Coloring, Library, 7-9 PM: Planning and Zoning 459-3242. Public Hearing, CPD Community November 3 National Men Make Dinner Day Room. November 9 (no BBQ allowed) 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, 3 PM: Teen Makers, Library, Library, 459-3242. 459-3242. 4:30 PM: Afterschool Crafts, 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Library, 459-3242. Library, 459-3242. 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV 6 PM: CPL Board Meeting, LiClub: 2nd Wed of Month, Dinner, brary, 459-3242. 6 PM-Meeting, Golden Dragon 7 PM: Horzowski Trio, Caldwell Restaurant, 211 S. 21st Ave., Ray Fine Arts, www.caldwellfinearts. (208) 697-1357 org or 459-5275. 7 PM: Adult Makers, Library, November 4 459-3242. 9AM-9 PM: Greenleaf Friends November 10 Academy Country Christmas Ba2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read, zaar, GFA Cafeteria, 20565 N. Academy Rd., Greenleaf Library, 459-3242. Senior Center 459-0132 Closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day Closed Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving Every Mon: (ex. 28th) 9 AM Beyond Basic Computer Class Every Mon: 9 AM Exercise Class Every Mon: 10 AM Fit and Fall Class Every Mon: 1 PM Line Dance Every Tue: (ex.15th) 9 AM Art Group Every Tue: 1 PM pinochle Every Tue: (ex.29th) 5:30 PM Bingo Every Wed: 10:30 AM Crochet & Knitters Every Wed: 7 PM Square Dancing Every Thurs: 9 AM Exercise Class Every Thurs: 10 AM Fit and Fall Every Fri: 1 PM Bingo Every Fri: 6 PM Friday Night Dance
Calendar of Events November 10 (continued) 3:30 PM: Teen Makers, Library. 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Library, 459-3242. November 11 Veterans Day 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. 10 AM-6 PM: Caldwell Holiday Craft Bazaar, O’Connor Field House, $1 admission, 455-3004. November 12 9 AM-3:30 PM: Caldwell Veterans Council Sporting Clay Shoot benefiting the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall, Caldwell Gun Club, bit.ly/cvcclay. 10 AM-5 PM: Caldwell Holiday Craft Bazaar, O’Connor Field House, $1 admission, 455-3004. 2 PM: Microsoft Word & Powerpoint, Library, 459-3242. Bronco Football at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. November 14 10:30 & 11 AM: Baby ‘n Me, Library, 459-3242. 1 PM: Senior Center Board Meeting, 459-0132. 4:30 PM: Minecrafternoon, Library, 459-3242. 6-9 PM: Historic Preservation Meeting, Library 1010 Dearborn, 455-4667. 6:30 PM: 911 Dispatcher, Library, 459-3242. 7 PM: Urban Renewal Agency Meeting, CPD Community Room. November 15 10:30 AM: Toddler Storytime, Library, 459-3242. 4:30 PM: Tween Gaming, Library, 459-3242. 7 PM: City Pathways and Bike Routes Committee Meeting, Caldwell Airport Hubler Terminal, 455-4666. 7 PM: Canyon County Republicans Open House, 2701 Cleveland Blvd. 3-6 PM: Steve Jordan Happy Hour Food Drive, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 819 Main Street November 16 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Library, 459-3242.
November 2016 4:30 PM: Jr. Makers, Library, 459-3242. 7 PM: CPL Writers’ Club, Library, 459-3242. November 17 3:30 PM: Teen Science Cafe, Library, 459-3242. 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Library, 459-3242. 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours sponsored by Fairfield Inn & Suites, 16150 N. Midland (Marketplace) Nampa. 7 PM: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club, Library, 459-3242. 7 PM: Fall Film Series: 10 Things I Hate About You, Library, 4593242. November 18 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library, 4593242. 4-9 PM: Winter Wonderland, Downtown Caldwell. Food trucks at 4 p.m., events begin at 6 p.m., depot open house 6-9 p.m., light ceremony 7:30 p.m., FREE shuttle from 21st St. 7 PM: Yote Mens Basketball, Taco Bell Shootout vs. Colorado Christian, C of I. 7 PM: Braveheart sings at Indian Creek Steak House. Bronco Football at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. November 19 National Adoption Day! 2 PM: Multi-Sensory Storytime, Library, 459-3242. 2-4 PM: Cork Ornament Crafting, Ste. Chapelle. Free with purchase of a glass of wine. 6 PM: Yote Mens Basketball, Taco Bell Shootout vs. Portland Bible at NNU. 7 PM: Yote Womens Basketball vs. NNU, C of I. 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. November 21 10:30 & 11 AM: Baby ‘n Me, Library, 459-3242. 4:30 PM: Minecrafternoon, Library, 459-3242. 7-10 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room. November 22
10 :30 AM: Toddler Storytime, Library, 459-3242. 1 PM: AARP Meeting, Senior Center, 459-0132. November 22 (continued) 2 PM: Homeschool Book club, Library, 459-3242. 4:30 PM: Teen Gaming, Library, 459-3242. 6:30 PM: Microsoft Excel, Library, 459-3242. 7:05 PM: Mayors Cup, Yote Mens Basketball vs. NNU, C of I. November 23 10:30 PM: Preschool Storytime, Library, 459-3242. Calendar continued on Page 3
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Steve Jordan Memorial Happy Hour–Holiday Food Drive featuring his “River of No Return” adventure film
by Leora Summers, Editor
The Caldwell Odd Fellows, Caldwell Rotary Club and Caldwell’s Acapulco Mexican Restaurant is sponsoring a food drive during this holiday season for Caldwell’s Salvation Army in honor of the late Steve Jordan, who passed away on March 28, 2016. Our paper did a humaninterest story on Steve in our March 2016 edition. Jordan frequented the lounge and amazed his friends with his exciting lifetime adventures. Jordan made films of some of his guided outdoor adventure trips in the 1960s and early ‘70s. Jordan’s “River of No Return” film was brought to our attention by Bob Clayton, a fellow who had been on that adventure, and will be shown throughout the Happy Hour Holiday Food Drive at the Acapulco. This is the season of giving, so bring your nonperishable food donations like: tuna, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, noodles, etc. Canned goods may be accepted up to 3 years past their expiration dates. Come and enjoy mingling with us and your friends during this happy hour food drive at the Acapulco while contributing to a worthy cause, our local Salvation Army! Steve Jordan Holiday Food Drive & Movie Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 3-6pm Acapulco Restaurant, 819 Main St. Bring your nonperishable food donations!
Salvation Army 2016 Christmas Assistance Applications Now Being Accepted! by Captain Stephanie Bridgeo, Corps Comanding Officer
Captain Stephanie Bridgeo
If you are in need of Christmas assistance, you may be eligible for the Caldwell Salvation Army’s 2016 Christmas Assistance program. We are accepting applications between November 14-18 at the office at 1023, E. Chicago Street in Caldwell between 9am-4pm on Tuesdays through Fridays. This program serves Caldwell, Middleton, Notus, Parma, Wilder, Greenleaf, New Plymouth and Fruitland. To be elible, you must bring the following items: Current proof of address (utility bill, phone bill, cable bill, rent receipt within 3060 days) and proof of income. Also needed is an identification for everyone in the household. For children, birth certificate and shot records are ok. Shot records must have DOB on them and Proof of guardianship if child registered is not yours. Winter Coats for Children/Teens will also be distributed at The Salvation Army on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 8am-2pm while they last. Children must be present to receive a coat. Blessings, Captain Stephanie Bridgeo
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November 24 Thanksgiving November 25 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library, 459-3242. 5 PM: Yote Womens Basketball vs. Rocky Mountain, C of I. 7 PM: Yote Mens Basketball vs. Rocky Mountain, C of I. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. November 26 2 PM: Family Afternoon Movie: Finding Dory, Library, 459-3242. 5 PM: Yote Womens Basketball vs. Montana Western, C of I. 7 PM: Yote Mens Basketball vs. Montana Western, C of I. November 28 10:30 & 11 AM: Baby ‘n Me, Library, 459-3242. 4:30 PM: Minecrafternoon, Library, 459-3242. 6-9 PM: Historic Preservation Public Meeting, Library. 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. November 29 10:30 AM:Toddler Storytime, Library, 459-3242. 11:30 PM: Kritters for Kids, Library, 459-3242. 4:30 PM: Tween Gaming, Library, 6:30 PM: Microsoft Work & Excel, Library, 459-3242. November 30 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect, Alexander Place, 917 Ustick Rd. 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, Library, 459-3242.
this award due to the partnerships she formed with businesses and agencies to promote STEM education for students in her school and in our area. Ferro has also been recognized as Idaho’s 2016 Teacher of the Year this past spring. In 2015, she received a Presidential Award for
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Ferro Continued from page 1 On October 25th, Melyssa Ferro, Caldwell science teacher from Syringa Middle School, received an INDEED (Industry’s Excellent Educators Dedicated to STEM) award from Idaho Technology at its Innovation Awards Gala held in Boise at the Centre on the Grove. She received
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Excellence in Mathematics and Science. With this award came a check for $2,000 to her and an additional $2,000 for her school, Syringa Middle School, to support their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) activities and initiatives.
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Carole Munn Receives “Hometown Hero Award”
by Leora Summers
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Gary Weaver and Stewart Hyndman, Farmers Insurance Agents, and the College of Idaho recognized Carole Munn as a “Hometown Hero” during the C of I’s October 22nd home football game. Carole was recognized for her nearly 50 years of organizing the blood drives in Caldwell for the American Red Cross. During that time 14,000 pints of blood were collected that saved countless lives. In 2014, Carole was awarded the Red Cross’s “Blood Drive Volunteer Hero” award. She continues to schedule and organize 5 blood drives a year, including Rotary’s Christmas Eve blood drive which she has organized for the last 27 years. College of Idaho Hometown Hero Carole L to R: Stewart Hyndman (Farmers Insurance), Carole Munn (Home Munn says “Give the gift of life – GIVE BLOOD” Town Hero) and Gary Weaver (Farmers Insurance) Blood drive on the C of I campus on November 4th. Details will be posted around the campus.
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What’s New at the Caldwell Salvation Army?
by Leora Summers
L to R: Nancy Kurts, Police Chief Frank Wyant, Salvation Army Captain Robyn Bridgeo, and Caldwell City Councilman Mike Pollard.
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Councilman Mike Pollard, Caldwell Chief of Police Frank Wyant and Nancy Kurts became Caldwell Salvation Army’s newest Board members. Congratulations to them and they will be wonderful additions to the board.
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The Salvation Army in Caldwell has started a free school of music and the arts under the new leadership of Captains Robyn and Stephanie Bridgeo. Free lessons are given in dance, brass, piano, guitar and drums. Classes began on Sunday October 16th, and will be continued on Sundays hereafter from 1-3 p.m. The Salvation Army is located at 1015 E. Chicago St. in Caldwell. Currently the band has 15 children in it and the Salvation Army is looking for donations of new or gently used instruments so the group can open up the band class to the public. Currently they have children playing the trombone, alto horn, baritone, euphonium, and trumpet. Also there are 6 children involved in guitar lessons, 8 in drum lessons, 7 in piano lessons and 47 in dance classes. The band will be playing during the Winter Wonderland festival on November 18th in downtown Caldwell. Several other children will be singing, playing or dancing at the event. For more information about the school of music or how to donate your instruments, call Captain Stephanie Bridgeo at: (301) 780-7185 or email Captain Robyn Bridgeo at: email@example.com. org.
On October 19th, the Salvation Army took 13 boys ages 12 to 15 to Burneel Point S-Tire & Auto Service to learn basic car repair for their automotive badge. A “Shout Out” goes to Assistant Manager Larry Parker and Jorge Castaneda of Bruneel, who volunteered to teach the boys after hours.
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Canyon County Festival of Trees benefits Meals on Wheels
The Canyon County Meals on Wheels program helps seniors who are over 60 years old, homebound and unable to prepare a nutritious meal for themselves. Many times, the Meals on Wheels volunteer is the only face the senior will see during their day, when their meal is delivered. Julie Warwick, Caldwell Meals on Wheels Coordinator said, “About 15% of our annual budget comes from the Canyon County Festival of Trees. We served over 25,000 meals last year and we will surpass that this year. I have about 25 volunteers that deliver 3 hot routes, Monday through Friday, and 2 frozen routes on Tuesday that serve rural Caldwell, Greenleaf and Middleton.” Donations for the meals are accepted, but not required. The meals are purchased from and prepared by West Valley Medical Center. The need for this service has grown and so has the need for more funding to meet those needs. That’s where the Canyon County Festival of Trees comes to the rescue.
D.L. Evans Bank Western Idaho Sales Manager Lupe Rodriguez (right) presented Angeles Rizo Padilla (left) a DL Evans Bank scholarship.
John V. Evans Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of D.L. Evans Bank, is pleased to announce that was awarded a $250.00 scholarship to the College of Western Idaho. Angeles is a 2016 graduating senior of Wilder High School and has demonstrated academic excellence, community service, and had additional outstanding contributions to her school. Every year, D.L. Evans Bank awards scholarships to each of the following colleges/ universities: Idaho State University, Boise State University, College of Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, University of Idaho, College of Western Idaho, and Treasure Valley Community College. We would like to congratulate Angeles and wish her good luck in her future education.
Veterans History Project-Your Stories Wanted!
by Larry Gaukel
My name is Larry Gaukel and I live in Caldwell. I’m a veteran of the military. I did one tour in the Navy (1960-64). I enjoy volunteering for four veteran groups here in the valley. Among the four, and my favorite, is the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa. Most of us volunteers have a variety of jobs and love every one of them. I do guided tours, participate in bridging the generations, interviewing WW2 veterans, and a variety of special events plus participating in our once a month free coffee hour the first of every month on Tuesdays. I want to mention one other service we provide at the museum, and that is our VHP (Veterans History Project). Because of bad portrayal of veterans by the motion picture industry, we have partnered with the Library of Congress in interviewing ALL veterans, particularly WW2 vets. Out of these interviews comes some unbelievable stories of heroism, P.O.W. recounts and other memorable stories. We have a recording studio onsite and most interviews take from 45 minutes to an hour. Each veteran receives a free CD of the interview. One goes to the Library of Congress for families to access for many years to come. This is a fantastic thing for children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. You can go on the internet decades from now and see what your veteran did. I consider it a great honor to be in the company of these humble heroes. To Be Interviewed, Contact the museum. Email: email@example.com
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Julie says that she is looking for more Meals on Wheels volunteers for the Caldwell program. There are always 2 people when they deliver the meals, a driver and a delivery person. If you are interested in helping, call (208) 454-8142. The Canyon County Festival of Trees runs from November 25-28, with a multitude of activities to bring in the holiday season, including “Breakfast with Santa,” a “Paint and Sip Night “ with Vickie Holbrook (no experience necessary), pictures with Santa, and more. The proceeds from this festival all goes to Caldwell’s and Nampa’s Meals on Wheels programs. Tickets for the Gala Dinner and Auction (Monday, November 25th) can only be purchased up through November 14th or until they run out. There are only 150 seats. So bring in the holiday season and help a senior at the same time! Together we can deliver more meals. To see the schedule of events or to purchase tickets, go online at: http://www.canyoncountyfestivaloftrees.com/schedule/
Angeles Rizo Padilla Receives DL Evans Scholarship
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Nampa Public Library offers Water/Ways Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit to Treasure Valley
Water Source display, one of many displays at the Nampa Public Library’s Water/Ways Smithsonian Traveling exhibit.
Just a few of these programs are: 6:30pm: Tuesday, Nov. 1: Boise Ri`ver Enhancement Network, 6:00pm: Thursday, Nov. 17, Bonnie Olin, author of The Owyhee River Journals The Water/Ways exhibition will be on display in the entrance lobby of the library: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10am to 7pm Tuesdays: 10am to 8pm Fridays: 10am to 6pm Saturdays: 10am to 5pm
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Library Director, Chris Cooper. Through cooperation with the Idaho Humanities Council, people throughout the Treasure Valley can visit this attractive and interactive exhibit firsthand, said Beth Neunaber, adult services supervisor at the Nampa Library. In addition to the Smithsonian exhibit, four partners: US Fish & Wildlife, Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge, the Idaho State Department of Environmental Quality, city of Nampa’s Environmental Compliance Division and Idaho Power are assisting with an eightpanel display that will highlight local water issues and topics in southwest Idaho.
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Throughout the six weeks of the exhibition, the library is hosting numerous programs highlighting the many ways water impacts our lives.
The Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Water/Ways, is in the lobby of the Nampa Public Library, located at 215 12th Avenue South in downtown Nampa through December 3rd. The programs are for varying age groups, plus all storytimes for preschool children will be waterrelated, during the exhibition. If you are a member of the Caldwell Public Library, you have full access of all services at the Nampa Public Library. The exhibit was developed to bring exhibits to smaller communities in America that would not ordinarily have the opportunity to host such an exhibit, according to Nampa
Additionally, there is a poetry contest for students ages 1218 and middle school and high school. Plus, the library invites the community to share their personal Water Stories online at http:// nampalibrary.org/waterwayswriting-submissions/ All ages welcome. All programs and events at the Nampa Public Library are free of charge. For specific details of library programs, visit the event calendar at www.nampalibrary. org (see Water/Ways) or contact Beth Neunaber, 468-5807.
by Ted Brumet, Public Safety & Prevention Specialist
I hope all of you had a safe and Happy Halloween. Believe it or not, I’m going to do just like the major shopping centers this month, and I will fly through Thanksgiving. I was kidding. I will try to incorporate Thanksgiving into this article along with preparing for the upcoming holidays. If you’re like me, you try to take advantage of the Thanksgiving weekend to start decorating. Which means, I now have to sort through twenty plus boxes, checking on hundreds of light bulbs, all while my wife and kids let me know where they think Santa’s sleigh should go this year. Even this simple task comes with the potential of hurting myself. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported in 2013, that there is an average of 250 injuries a day during the holiday seasons. Thirty-four percent of these accidents will involve falling. As for me, I have a fear of heights, so I usually try to con someone else to do it. I have yet to be successful, so for the last few years it has been up to me, to make our home “look pretty,” as my daughter says. With that being said, I begrudgingly climb the ladder to make my daughter happy, putting my body and life at risk. Another big threat to ruining the holiday season is the increased chance of home fires. When you stop to think about all of the electrical cords haphazardly connected to all of the lights and nick-knacks you have displayed, add to the fact everyone loves burning candles as well. It’s no wonder that home fire statistics are not higher then they currently are. But those hazards do exist, and people have died from this in the past. I did find an article online that was a real eye opener for me titled, “The Dangerous Side of Holiday Decorating,” written by Greg Atwood in 2014. Although it is mostly statistics for injuries and accidents in the past, the list could also be generated into a checklist of potential hazards to look for. You can read the article at; http://www.pediatricsafety.net/2014/11/dangerous-holiday-decorating/ The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), also has an article for safety tips that was written in 2013. Many of the articles I read kept referencing this one story. The nice part here is that it is filled with lots of good advice for the upcoming holidays. Although, there is no mention of lacerations caused from cutting the turkey, this article could be handy in every home. You can read it at the following link;https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2014/CPSC-Estimates-More-Than-15000-HolidayDecorating-Injuries-During-November-and-December So, as you start to create your checklist for the upcoming holidays, I hope that each and every one of you will add some safety measures to it. This way we can enjoy the memories we are creating.
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The 2016 EDDIE AND OZZIE AWARDS: Idaho Quarter Horse Annual Named Finalist in 2016 Caldwell, ID — The Idaho Quarter Horse Association is excited to announce that the 2016 IQH Annual is a finalist in the 2016 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards competition. Powered by Folio:™, the Eddie & Ozzie Awards honor the most influential titles in the industry across the entire magazine publishing spectrum. It is the largest awards competition in magazine publishing and recognizes excellence in both editorial, Eddies, and design, Ozzies. The IQH Annual, IQHA’s regional, annual publication produced in partnership with Appaloosa Journal staff in Moscow, Idaho, is up for an Ozzie in the category of Full Issue Annual/One Shot. IQHA and Appaloosa Journal look forward to continued high-quality collaborations.
finalists include: Architectural Digest, Glamour Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Yachts International, Harvard Business Review, People Magazine, Food & Wine, Sauce Magazine, Phoenix Home & Garden to name only a few.
The crystal plaques to celebrate gorgeous design and uncompromising journalism will be handed out at a gala awards lunch at the Hilton, Mid Town, in New York City on October 31, 2016. Other titles named as 2016
• To act as the affiliate for AQHA in Idaho and to protect and promote the breed. • To make available AQHA educational programs, material and curriculum that will position IQHA as the leading equine resource in Idaho. • To provide beneficial services and partnerships that enhances and encourages American Quarter Horse ownership and participation.
Tracy Kasper awarded Idaho REALTOR® of the Year
On Oct. 6, at the 2016 Idaho REALTORS® annual conference, Tracy Kasper was awarded the Idaho REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY) Award. Tracy is the 55th recipient of this prestigious award and will now represent Idaho at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTOR® of the Year ceremonies in Orlando next month. “Idaho REALTORS® is very proud of Tracy. She works extremely hard as a mother, president, wife and REALTOR®. She tackles every challenge with
a positive attitude and we wish her the best of luck in Orlando,” said LaDawn Anderst, Idaho REALTORS® CEO. The REALTOR® of the Year committee consists of the four immediate past ROTYs and the selection is based on a criterion that includes civic activities, business & educational accomplishments, local board activities, state association activities and national association activities. Tracy Kasper is the owner of Silverhawk Realty based out of Caldwell, which has 5 offices throughout the state and into Ontario with over 64 agents. She has over 20 years of real estate experience. Tracy is married to Mike Kasper, Mix 106 morning show host, and they have seven children together. She spends any free time she does get watching her son play baseball for Caldwell High or fundraising and helping out with many local organizations. Idaho REALTORS® promotes the business interests
of its members, advances the high standards of business conduct expressed in the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and protects private property rights. Tracy’s most recent accomplishments include: Chair of multiple state committees • 2017 NAR REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Liaison • 2016 Idaho REALTORS® State President • 2015-16 NAR REALTOR Political Action Center (RPAC) • Fundraising Trustee • 2015-16 Platinum R President’s Circle Investor • 2014 NAR Leadership Academy Graduate • Federal Political Coordinator for NAR and liaison to Congressman Raul Labrador • Graduate of REALTOR® Institute, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certified, Certified Residential Specialist and Designated Broker • Honorary Commander for the Idaho Air National Guard
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Clearing the Air about Flu Shots
by Jacob Smith, MD
Tis the season for your annual flu shot. It’s now offered in most doctor’s offices along with local pharmacies. And sometimes it feels like the health community is pushing this immunization on you every year. There are typically 2 types of patients that I run into; one type is the patient that will get their flu shot every year without questions or concerns and has never had any issues. The second type is the adamant patient who does not want it and will never get it. To dispel the most common question, “Does it cause the flu?” I answer with a resounding “NO!” You cannot get the flu from an immunization. The actual immunization is made of proteins from the virus that your body can recognize as “not self” and form an immune response to. With the intramuscular influenza vaccine which is the #1 recommended shot this year, there are only viral particles, meaning proteins but no actual complete virus, in the fluid that we give you and no possible way for the proteins to rebuild into a virus, meaning there is no way it will cause the flu. Common symptoms following a flu shot include: some pain, redness around the area of injection and possibly a low-grade fever. The low-grade fever is a good thing, meaning your body is mounting an immune response to the viral particles that were introduced by the injection. It will typically take 2 weeks before your immune response is large enough to be able to mount a response to the actual virus if you are exposed. So there is a chance in that two-week window after immunization that you can still contract the flu. Most commonly people will get a cold in, or around time of immunization and blame the immunization on those symptoms. Most importantly, infants over 6 months old and the elderly should receive their immunization every year, as
these two patient populations have the highest mortality rate once they have contracted the flu. This year the live attenuated nasal Flu Mist has been discontinued by the CDC due to low efficacy in the last few years, but your children should still get the flu shot as it’s efficacy is still high, lowering the seasonal rate of flu approximate 50-60% in the community that has been immunized. Dr. Jacob Smith is a resident physician in Caldwell’s Rural Track Training Program for Family Physicians. He grew up in Jerome, Idaho and went to medical school at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica.
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The phone rings and the voice on other end identifies himself as a lieutenant with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office. There is an urgent matter concerning you and your family, and you’re told to call another number right away. Two Canyon County residents reported this type of scam to Better Business Bureau in the past month. One of the intended victims said she got a call saying she had been summoned by grand jury by mail and she hadn’t shown up when requested, one week before the call. She was told a judge had issued a warrant for her arrest unless she paid a $300 fine right away. Fortunately, she didn’t do it. Her husband picked up the phone and told the caller it was a scam, and the call disconnected. Another Canyon County woman said the version she got claimed there was a pending federal lawsuit against her due to five criminal allegations. Again, she was told a sheriff’s deputy would be at her home to arrest her soon unless she paid up. These schemes are a form of a law enforcement impersonation scam. In recent reports to BBB, bad guys are spoofing phone numbers, so the caller ID may make it appear the call is from the police or other local department. Remember, legitimate law enforcement agencies will not call and demand money immediately.
Demands for prepaid debit cards and wire transfers are a big red flag of a scam. These forms of payment are as untraceable as cash and it’s difficult if not impossible to recover money lost this way. If you believe you may have a legitimate warrant for your arrest, verify! You can do so by contacting your local sheriff’s office, but be suspicious of calls out of the blue claiming you are in legal trouble. Keep in mind the following tips regarding phone scams. If you pick up a call and hear a ringing noise or dead air, it’s likely an auto-dialer. Hang up on this and any scam call! Do not give out personal information via phone. Even just providing your name or a family member’s name can be fuel for scammer’s next scheme. Never give out financial information to any cold call. Individuals claiming to collect debts may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to send money. Do not call numbers back left by solicitors or respond to calls with unfamiliar area codes. Instead, verify the number and call back a published number from the phone book, web page, etc. Emily Valla is Idaho’s Marketplace Director for Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest. To check a business or report a scam, go to www.bbb.org or call the BBB at (208) 342-4649.
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Mauricio Quirante–Preserverance and Talent Pays Off
A young boy, Mauricio Quirante sat at his home in Argentina carefully cutting a picture of Papa Smurf from a soda pop label. He spent hours first tracing the cartoon character, then free-hand, drawing the image on a tablet of paper. At 5 years old, his world had been interrupted by the divorce of his parents and his dad moving to the United States. His mom would say, “Mauricio, when you grow up, you need to become a lawyer or maybe you should join the Army,” but his dream was to become an artist. When DC Comics killed Superman in 1992 (the best selling comic book of all time), Mauricio begged his mom, “Please, please, will you buy me that comic book?” At age 14, as Mauricio prepared to leave his mom and brother and board an airplane to join his dad in California, his mom handed him the comic book. Mauricio enrolled in high school and with drive and determination, taught himself English in a year. After 5 years, he became a resident of the United States of America and 3 years later, he became a citizen. While in high school, Mauricio remembers a day home alone, drawing on a large piece of paper in the kitchen, listening for the garage door to open to make sure he had time to hide his artwork before his dad entered the house. At one point he thought he heard something, so he paused and listened, but hearing nothing more, returned to his drawing. Seconds later his dad entered and he felt like a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar. The response was not what he had feared. His dad bought him his first drawing table. After graduating from high school, Mauricio enrolled in art classes at Sherman Oaks School of Fine Arts. He worked his
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way through school building his portfolio. One professor worked for Image Comics and encouraged Mauricio to pursue a career as a comic artist. One day, Mauricio’s professor approached Mauricio and said, “You will have some disappointments along the way. If it takes one year or three years, I believe in you.” Mauricio began traveling to exhibitions where thousands and thousands of talented artists would stand in line for a chance to show their portfolios to an editor or executive producer. Mauricio recalled one exhibition: “When I finally made it through the long line that took 5 hours, I sat my portfolio on the table in front of the producer. He flipped through my portfolio so quickly and that was it, I nearly cried. I went home feeling broken.” At one point, Mauricio decided his dream was never going to come true, so he quit and got a job, but the nagging desire to draw burned deeper and it wasn’t long before his works started flowing from his table. Three years after that first exhibition and many more failed attempts, Mauricio and two friends decided to attend another exhibition. The long lines of people, anticipation and “what if” made the time in line feel like an eternity. As the three finally approached the door, with an estimated 100 people still in line, a man came from the building and said, “the show is closed” while waving his arms in the air. Mauricio again heard the voice of his professor “there will be disappointment,” but the three young men were determined and decided to walk around the
building. They noticed another door that read “professionals only.” Filled with desperation and curiosity they entered the door and asked the woman, “how do we become professionals?” She said, “Well you have to be really, really good.” Mauricio, filled with hope, opened his portfolio and to his surprise she was so impressed that she called a panel of 10 men from a long table to preview Mauricio’s work. That was the moment his life changed. With a badge that read “professional” securely pinned to his shirt, there was no hurrying through a line with seconds to capture the judge’s attention. Instead, he was allowed time to talk with the person critiquing his work and was asked questions about his aspirations and goals. Following the exhibition, Marvel Comics contacted Mauricio. He followed his dad to Caldwell, saved his cat “Cookie,” and year to date, has had over 50 images purchased by DC Comics, Image Comics and Top Cow Comics. His artwork is in galleries in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Diego. He will soon have his newest collection, “Human Ambition,” in San Francisco. Mauricio says that Caldwell is his studio. He finds inspiration from his surroundings and lives happily, being paid to do what he loves, while holding a part timeposition as a grounds “artist,” manicuring the grounds of L&L Glassworks. You can see some of his comic work that has been released from contract and some of his other works at www.meqart.com or www.meqstudios.com.
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Chuck Randolph honored as Night Light Parade Marshall
by Captain Devin Riley, Caldwell Police Department
Caldwell Police has hired 3 new officers, in the middle from L to R: Rudy Roman, Thomas Defur, and Sean King. Of course also pictured is the lovely Captain Devin Riley (left) and the beautiful Chief Frank Wyant (right)! CPD is excited to get these three officers trained and out on the road.
Caldwell Police has hired a new Community Service Officer. Heather Longoria started in October and is doing an outstanding job. CPD is very excited to have her as part of the family.
Caldwell Police would like to give a shout out to Silver Creek Realty who came in and dropped off some caffeine to our officers and employees. I have never seen Officer DeLeon, CSO Angie Reynolds, or Cpl. Sperry smile before, so thank you Silver Creek Realty for making this happen. Caldwell Police loves our community and wants to say, thank you for all the support. “YOUR POLICE--OUR COMMUNITY!”
Jon Clark (2nd from right) and Tim Quintana (far right) from Edward Jones wanted to do something for the men and woman at CPD, so they went to Burger King to see what they could do. Burger King donated breakfast sandwiches and French toast sticks for the entire department, and it was delivered by these 2 handsome devils. Good things happen when the chief is gone for a week…
We have seen a rise in vehicle thefts and vehicle burglaries. With the temperatures starting to get cooler please remember to lock your vehicle doors when warming up your cars. REMEMBER--BE SAFE!!!! Caldwell Police Department thanks everyone who helped with the Caldwell Police Pal Halloween Party. Again CPD loves this community and we are thankful for all the support. “YOUR POLICE, OUR COMMUNITY”
The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce has selected one of Caldwell’s historians, Chuck Randolph, as this year’s Caldwell Night Light Parade Marshall. He has worked tirelessly for many years to preserve, respect and promote the community of Caldwell. His dedication to his past students, the history and community is an example for all according to Theresa Hardin, Caldwell Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Randolph is a Caldwell native. He went through Caldwell public schools and graduated from Northwest Nazarene College in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He taught for 21 years in the district where he went through school himself as a student and then upon college graduation, went on to serve the district for 6 years as the its Curriculum Director and then was the Associate Superintendent for 10 years, retiring in 2005. During his years in the school district he received many honors . Since his retirement, he remains deeply involved in our community Christmas is just around the corner… and continues to serve on several Be sure you are part of community boards. The Night Light Parade is on the Fabulous Saturday, December 3rd and will Treasure Valley Night begin at dusk. It is a fantastic Light Parade. parade barring none! Mark your calendars and look for the ad for www.caldwellchamber.org details!
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Honored at City
Kresta Smout-City Employee of the Month
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Mayor Nancolas proclaimed the month of October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” and “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” to bring attention and to end domestic violence and assault in Canyon County. The Mayor read the proclamation into the record. He encouraged citizens to join advocates and communities across the country in taking action to prevent sexual violence. “Each day is an opportunity to create a safer environment for all,” he said. AAFV’s Teen Program is a part of the prevention aspect to break the cycle of violence by educating the kids. “It takes a village to raise our kids,” said Deugan. Deugan expressed her appreciation to the council members for their support of the many programs AAFV’s (Advocates Against Family Violence) Director Kim Deugan (left) received a proclamation conducted by Advocates Against Family Violence within from Mayor Nancolas (right) declaring October to the community. This past year AAFV was able to house 400 women and over 300 children at the Hope’s Door be “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” Emergency Shelter. during the October 3rd council meeting. by Leora Summers, Editor
CHS American Government students at the October 3rd city council meeting.
Every year, CHS American Government teacher Cheryl Adams brings her students in manageable groups to Caldwell City Council meetings to see first-hand their city government in action. On October 17th, twenty-eight government students attended the meeting. Mayor Garret Nancolas
welcomed the students and had each one stand and introduce themselves. As the meeting took place, the mayor explained the difference in the action items presented during the meeting to the students. By the end of the school year, all CHS government students have had the opportunity to attend a meeting.
Idaho Youth Ranch Honored by City of Caldwell The proclamation presented noted that more than 4,500 children in Treasure Valley school districts are homeless; that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for Idaho teens; that one out of every four kids in an Idaho school is bullied: and that there are more than 45 reports of child abuse every day in Idaho. It also noted that the Idaho Youth Ranch has helped 34,400 of Idaho’s most vulnerable kids find promising futures; and that
children who come to Idaho Youth Ranch learn to cope with their feelings, heal from their pain, and develop skills that will make them stronger adults and future leaders; and that for every child helped by Idaho Youth Ranch, there are dozens more who need support; and Idaho Youth Ranch can provide hope for kids and families who are suffering. Treasure Valley shoppers that support Idaho Youth Ranch provide revenue to support more kids and families in need; and
Kresta Smout was honored by the City Council as September’s Employee of the Month during the October 17th City Council meeting for her extracurricular volunteer efforts during Caldwell’s many city activities and celebrations for the past 3 years. Her name was submitted by city personnel Debbie Geyer, Susan Miller and Ken Wein. Kresta has volunteered over and over again to help with a multitude of city events. She
coordinated the kayak race and registered and coordinated the dog parade, assisted with the car cruise and helped set up and take down during the Indian Creek Festival. She also assisted during the Winter Wonderland event and helped with the Mayor’s Golf Tournament. She has been essential to the success of the City’s events. Congratulations to Kresta and keep up the good work!
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each dollar spent in Idaho Youth Ranch thrift stores will have a lasting, generational impact on Idaho’s kids. The mayor urged all citizens to shop at Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Stores to provide promising futures to the most vulnerable kids in Caldwell and in our state. Whitney Springsteen, Marketing Director of the Idaho Youth Ranch, expressed her appreciation for the proclamation and support of the community. L to R: Stacey Moody (IYR Director of Contributions), Daniel Springston (IYR Orchard Thrift Store Manager),Ellaura Springston, Ava Springston, Whitney Springston (IYR Director of Marketing) were presented a proclamation declaring “Everyone Shop Day” during the October 3rd council meeting.
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Kresta Smout receiving an “Employee of the Month” plaque by Mayor Nancolas as Councilmen Dennis Callsen (left back) and Rob Hopper (right back) applaud.
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Veteran Wally Thompson honored at council meeting
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October 14th, the 2-116 Cavalry Regiment (stationed at the Caldwell Armory) bids farewell to Master Sergeant Paul Maisey with some Brother Brown’s BBQ at Roots & Co.
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Mayor Nancolas (right) showing his appreciation to veteran Wally Thompson (left) during the Oct. 3rd City Council meeting.
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Public Works Director Brent Orton introduced veteran Wally Thompson and expressed appreciation to him for his many volunteer hours of community service during the October 3rd City Council meeting, Mayor Garret Nancolas then presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Wally Thompson. It read: Walless “Wally” Thompson, one of our Caldwell Veterans, identified a need at the rose garden at Interchange 29 and freely gave as many as 40 hours a week, sometimes every day of the week, improving, caring for, and maintaining the roses. In all, Wally gave more than 1,200 hours during three years of self-initiated community service to this project, making the rose garden and interchange look beautiful. Wally provided service that the City did not have the manpower to perform. We look forward to the possibility of seeing more of Caldwell touched by Wally at the Caldwell Veterans Garden. Wally, you truly made a difference. Thank you! When Wally had an interruption in his labor of love at the site, the city not knowing that this was an ongoing project for him, pulled out the roses, as they thought it was unattended and they could not keep up with the work involved to maintain it. After Wally’s military service, he said it took him a long time to salute the flag, but today the citizens do honor their veterans and treat them with respect and he wants to start the memorial rose garden at the Idaho Veterans Garden (305 Belmont, Caldwell), 3610 E. Cleveland Blvd where more people can enjoy the roses and pay honor to those 208-455-0150 veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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SCOUTS RAISE NEW FLAG AT YMCA
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Left Background: Randy Wheller (webelo leader), Circular L to R: Oliver Albert (webelo), Jeffery Freeman (webelo), Sgt. Ray Klipfel, Donavan Crow (webelo), Garrett Higginbotham (webelo), Sgt. First Class Ray Wakagawa. Scouts and Army Reservists folding the worn flag before raising the new one.
It was time for a new U.S. Flag for Caldwell’s YMCA and Cub Scouts from Troop #227 (grades 1-5) from Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church did the honors. Readings were given by the scouts before a small crowd of onlookers as they prepared to take down the old flag and raise the new one. They lowered, replaced and raised the new flag accompanied by 3 members of the Army Reserve Corp from Gowen Field (Sergeant 1st Class Ray Wakagawa, Sergeant Raymond Klipfel, and Sergeant First Class Juan Diaz) as the cubs needed a little help according to Cub Master Patricia Higginbotham, who has one grandson in the cub scout troop and a son, who is a member of the Army Reserve out of Gowen Field, that was not present that day. The Army Reserve members had the scouts assist with lowering, folding the worn flag and raising the new one so it would not touch the ground either on the way up or down. The worn flag will be sent to the Boy Scouts of America for proper disposal as explained to the group.
“Rail Slides for a Big Prize” –Dutch Brothers Host the Second Annual Blue Rebel Jam–
One of the largest annual skateboard events in Idaho took place at the famed Caldwell Skate Plaza, also known as Pipedream Park on Saturday, October 15th. Competitors from all over southern Idaho braved the cool rainy day for a chance at thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. The event, put on by Dutch Brothers Coffee, centered around the two-stair sets located at the park. The first portion of the event centered around the six-stair feature. David Judd of Boise won first place with a technical 360 shuv lipslide. Jacob Glenn of Boise took second place with a boardslide to shuv out. The second set featuring the larger 8-stair feature tested the skater’s endurance and technical ability. In the end, Stephan Carlin of Nampa won first place and $500 cash with a switch laser flip down the 8 stairs. Closely following in second place was Isaac Chavez of Caldwell with a stylish 270 front board to fakie. The large crowd in attendance was awed by the performance of the competitors. Phillip Diaz of Middleton noted that “Some of the tricks these guys did have never been done at this park. No one has ever successfully completed a switch laser flip down this 8-stair. I had to sit down and witness the moment.” Joe Dondero, owner of Anarchy Bikes and Boards, which was also a sponsor of the event, is pleased to have Dutch Brothers involved in the community. “I’m glad to see local businesses promoting a big event like this in Caldwell. We want to work more with them in the future to bring these types of youth-focused events to our community.”
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Isaac Chavez of Caldwell, second place at 8-stair feature!
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Laurie Henberg, C of I’s immediate past president’s wife, caught the “Marching Yotes” lead by their director, Dr. Luke Strother, on their way to Simplot Stadium for the October 22nd game against Southern Oregon where the Yotes won (44-41) in an exciting overtime game.
There are 2 final games left for the month of November: November 5th at Montana Tech in Butte, MT and then on November 12th at Montana State in Havre, MT.
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The 34th Annual Country Harvest Hoedown, presented by Roberta Pearce is set for Nov 19th at 2 p.m. at Caldwell High School, 3401 S Indiana Ave, Caldwell. To honor our veterans, the Jammers will open the show with a medley of the theme songs from each branch of service. The program will feature Pearce’s Junior Jammer Fiddlers, the beginning group of fiddlers, the Little Hoedowners and current National Grand Champion Fiddler, Katrina Nicolayeff. Free tickets are available to veterans and residents living in nursing homes or care centers. For free tickets, veterans and activity directors are encouraged to leave a message on cell phone 208-407-2967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hook, Line & Sinker by eremy Feucht, Caldwell Perspective
It’s November! The cold weather has moved in and fishing begins to change rapidly. We have moved solidly out of the range of time that most fly fisherman are working their craft and have moved into deciding whether we are going hunting or fishing. This does not mean that your fly fishing days are over for the year; it just means that you need to be more selective. Ice will begin to form on most still bodies of water such as lakes, ponds and small streams. This means that safety becomes a much larger concern moving forward until at least next June when the winter and spring runoffs are complete. As was the case for the middle to end of November, if you are going to fly fish, streamers and wet flies become very popular and your best bet. There are not enough, if any, insects on top of the water that will encourage a fish to rise. Be patient and make sure you are reading the water. Look for slack water areas that are created by rocks and logs in the water. These are areas where fish are resting and trying to get out of the current of the main portion of the river. Anything that comes into these areas become easy meals for fish. Casting so your line is pulled into these slack water areas by the current is the best way to entice an unsuspecting fish. If you cast directly into this area, you will just scare the fish away. The biggest thing this time of year when fly fishing is to know where you are at. The water is much colder than it was even a month ago and the first major snow falls are upon us. Any exposure to the water on your skin or clothes can mean major
danger. Frostbite becomes a major possibility as is hypothermia. If you are going to fish in our local lakes and ponds, watch for ice. If you are looking for ice fishing, make sure you are checking the weather reports to ensure the weather has been cold enough to sustain a frozen body of water for a period of time. One or two days may create a layer of ice, but not enough where a person will be able to stand on it. Check for track on the ice, test the ice at the bank, move slowly, watch and listen for cracking ice. A popular way to check for the strength of the ice is by throwing a large rock onto the ice. While this can show how dense the ice is, it really only tests the top layer and does not mean that the ice is not soft or fully formed underneath. There needs to be at least three full inches of ice in order to support a person standing on top of it. If there is a dock, check the ice at the end of it with a stick or drill into it using an auger. Once that is done, feel how thick the ice is with your hand. Simply measuring the thickness of the ice does not tell you if the ice is solid or soft on the bottom. After checking the ice with your hand, make sure you immediately dry your hand off with a towel as it will not take long at the temperatures needed for ice fishing to create frostbite. This becomes more important the deeper into December and January that we get. Lastly, most of the recreational areas that support ice fishing will have some published report on what the ice is like and if it will sustain ice fishing safely. Make sure you are checking all possible avenues that you can to ensure your safety because while everyone does their best to ensure accurate and up to date information, the weather and the stability of the ice can change suddenly. As always have fun and wet that line.
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Dan Pugmire, A Special Friend
by Chantele Hensel, Publisher
Other people see him on television and hear him on the radio, but we here in town, know Dan Pugmire as a friend. Many of you already know that Dan is mentor to my son, Garrett, through the Caldwell Veterans Garden. One morning in mid-October Dan pulled up in front of our home to pick up Garrett. I noticed Dan’s car out front and hollered up the stairs to Garrett that Dan was waiting. Then I went to the door to inform him that Garrett would be right out and this is what I witnessed: Dan standing outside his car with the door open with the National Anthem blaring from his radio. He stood facing the large flag that my neighbor faithfully flies. After the song ended, Dan turned to get back in his car and noticed me standing in the doorway. He gave me that famous Pugmire smile as Garrett rushed past me and both jumped in the car and away they went. Later that day, when I saw Dan, I asked him what he was doing that morning. He said that he had just put his car in park when the National Anthem came on the radio. He said he looked over and noticed the flag, so he got out to stand during the National Anthem. I know Dan is in the newspaper often, but in this day of brutal elections and misplaced protests, there are still great people standing up for our country and our flag. I am so thankful to all of our veterans who have served our country and continue to serve. I love America.
C of I – 1st Annual Chili Throwdown
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Chuck and Lauri Ceccarelli were named the winners of the 1st Annual C of I Chili Throwdown. The competition took place during the tailgating on October 22nd. Chuck and Lauri are the proud parents of Yote’s linebacker, Ben Ceccarelli.
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by Pat King
Ciao, I am writing this month’s column on a plane to Italy to see Rome and family I’ve never met. They have lived in northern Italy, the Italian Alps region for hundreds of years. Both my great grandparents were from small villages ten miles apart from each other, but they didn’t know of each other growing up. They may have even attended the same village school but were different ages. They met and married in Wyoming working the mines, that’s a whole other story. A few years ago, some of my immediate family went to Italy to meet our ancestral family and roots, at least part of one side. It was found that the family in Italy had been raising apples and other produce as a means of survival, because of World War I, which has been supporting them for over a hundred years. They make apple sauce and cider. Now my grandfather, although born in the state of Washington, is a product of parents born and raised in Germany. That will hopefully be my next trip. He too, was from a family that worked the land and had apple orchards. I guess I didn’t get my love for the soil and plants on my own. It was something I have always been a part of. Now I know just how far back it goes. I’m looking forward to seeing the roots of my family, and how working the land as long as they have, has benefited so many in my family. I know many of you don’t have the same rich history of farming and living off what God provides, or maybe you do and haven’t discovered it yet. I know that after forty-five years of doing something with dirt and all the good things in my life that have come from it, I find that I still love and appreciate it and it is very gratifying. I hope that in the coming months and years, I can help you find that same passion for the soil and the good things can come from it and how to enjoy the fruits of your labors, both in what you eat and how you recreate on it. Hopefully you won’t see your yard as a burden, but as a healthy source of nourishment and respite. One way I’ve seen lately is the increased interest in small functional green houses where you can grow greens, herbs and container fruits and veggies in the winter and get an early start to planting for summer. If there is enough interest in what’s needed for a backyard greenhouse, we might be able to have a one-day class on it. Let this paper know your interests. Until next time, Ciao, Pat.
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by Michael Hensel, CPA
Tax season will be here soon enough and it’s time to start planning and gathering the necessary documentation. There are some changes for 2016 that will impact a significant number of taxpayers. The first of note is the change for the IRS accepting tax returns that claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit. The earliest those returns will be accepted by the agency is February 15th. This change will impact low income wage earners primarily as they are the most likely to get their returns done early just to claim the credits. There is also an expansion of the due diligence requirements for paid preparers, so you may be asked a few additional questions if you are claiming the Child Tax Credit or the American Opportunity Education Credit. There are also some expanded penalties for fraudulently claiming credits and some additional restrictions on amending returns to claim credits missed in the past. Now is a great time to review your tax position with your advisor and determine if you need to make any changes before the end of the year. Those changes could be as simple as delaying some income into next year or increasing your charitable contributions. If you are an employee, make sure you are having enough withheld from your check and increase or decrease it accordingly. If you are self-employed, you can take advantage of Section 179 deductions to purchase assets and write them off on your taxes, you can also start or fund a retirement account, although you have until April 15, 2017 to make that deposit. The point of all this is to insure you are preparing for the inevitable, taxes are a fact of everyday life. You have no obligation to pay one penny more than the law says you owe. Take some time now to plan and insure you meet that goal!
New Downtown Hotel Announced
Centennial Dog Park Ribbon Cutting
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Caldwell has a new dog park and it has been a long time coming. On October 1st it was officially opened with a ribbon cutting. It is located off Chicago ad Centennial Way in Whittenberger Park. Centennial Dog Park offers an area specifically designed for small dogs as well as two large dog areas. It is an easy spot to get off the freeway for travelers to give their pets a break during their long travels too, bringing folks into our town.
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Caldwell Hospitality Group LLC which owns and operates Best Western Plus, Caldwell Inn and Suites, Caldwell Idaho, would like to announce their dedication to building a new hotel in the Caldwell downtown area. This property is going to be a perfect addition to the downtown and provide a quality lodging option for business and leisure guests visiting Caldwell. On completion, the new property will feature 84 guest rooms, fitness room, swimming pool, an extensive event space, cafe and a wine cellar. Guests will have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, Full Hot Breakfast, morning paper, and the same great service you have come to expect from us. We have retained Construction Company K2 Construction to build the project and are hoping for a completion date in fall of 2017. With so many great events going on in this area, plus two colleges, a new plaza and a 10 screen movie theatre being built in downtown, we are very excited to be part of this exciting time in Caldwell. We have been dedicated to the support and growth of our city for many years now and look forward to a rejuvenated downtown.
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On September 29th, the Idaho Central Credit Union located at 1110 Blaine in Caldwell was honored with a ribbon cutting by the Caldwell Chamber to celebrate the opening of their newest branch, becoming a new member to the Caldwell business community. There was lots of fun and celebration on that day with catering by Fiesta Guadalajara and a fun money booth. The branch has seven different checking account options: personal, business, money market and more. They also offer loan services, credit card services, savings/investment plans and more. Stop by and check them out. They are the “new guys in town
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L to R: Justin Mack (Beverly’s husband), Roger & Sue Williamson (Co-owners), Patrick Williamson (Vineyard Manager), Beverly Williamson Mack (Director of Sales & Marketing), Mike (General Manager) & Monica Williamson, and Eileen & John Williamson (Co-owners).
On October 22nd, the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Williamson Orchards and Vineyards to highlight the opening of their new tasting room which is 110 square feet big, three times larger than their earlier one. Williamsons is located on the Highway 55 in the heart of the Sunnyslope wine region at 14807 Sunnyslope Road. You can also check out their new website at: www.willorch.com. Williamson Orchards and Vineyards is a family owned and operated business that produces the highest quality fruit—and it will continue that way. As a company that has been around over 100 years, Williamson takes the “long term” view.
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Caldwell on the Move
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by Steve Fultz, Caldwell Economic Development
Have you seen it? Have you noticed all the activity? There’s a lot of dirt being moved in our community…leading to some exciting projects in Caldwell. So if you did not know, here are a few of the exciting developments currently underway in our fine City. Sky Ranch Business Center: Earthwork is underway for several exciting projects in our industrial park. The Strider Group, located at the corner of Smeed Parkway and Skyway Drive, has begun construction of their first building…a 60,000 square foot warehouse/distribution/light industrial building, scheduled to be available in the first quarter 2017. Gem State Manufacturing has broken ground on their new facility to be located on Skyway Drive just east of Aviation Way. Their 35,000+ square foot facility should also be finished up by 1st quarter 2017. Look for construction to begin soon on a site at the south end of Smeed Parkway and Slipstream Road for a large food processing company. Also, American Food Equipment Company, near Linden Road and Smeed Parkway is completed construction and has had a soft opening. Downtown: The downtown movie theater site (9th and Arthur) has been cleared, and expected
construction to begin before the end of the year. Plans for the Plaza (Kimball and Arthur) are being developed and funding is designated…construction to begin upon final approval of architectural plans. Also, the future hotel site (at 7th and Main) has completed the asbestos assessment…demolition is scheduled to occur in 1st quarter 2017. You may have also noticed the demolition of the former Sundowner Motel (10th and Arthur Street)…this property is now owned by the City of Caldwell. The former Motel will complete demolition this year, with plans to extend the Indian Creek beautification. Also, the new DL Evans Building is now open for business at 10th and Blaine. Other sites: The site near 21st and Stock Trail Road is moving dirt for the new location of Superior Signs and the health food store. This is expected to be open in 2017. The construction at 21st and Blaine is the new library for the College of Idaho. Just a few blocks down the road, at Linden and Cleveland Blvd., is the new Starbucks (with additional retail pads available)…also scheduled for a 2017 opening. Exciting times for our community with new job opportunities, retail shopping, and education expansion. Stay tuned for more announcements in 2017!
Indian Creek Plaza Update
by Kelli Jenkins
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At this time Destination Caldwell is re-organizing to begin the next phase of requirements. We have established several focus groups to FOCUS on key requirements for the operations of ICP (Indian Creek Plaza): Finance/Legal; Fundraising; Downtown Review Team; Marketing; BID (Business Improvement District); Plaza Staffing; Event Planning, Agriculture & Wine (farm-to-fork, farm-to-cork, farmer’s market, ag-tourism, Sunnyslope Wine trail). The GGLO & Design Team meet bi-weekly to discuss everything Plaza-related with primary focus right now on creating the structural narrative for conceptual phase pricing. Discussions are underway with the City of Caldwell’s billing department and legal counsel to formally establish the BID billing process, BID board and by-laws. Destination Caldwell fundraising strategy is being developed with a target to launch our Plaza fundraising in mid-November. The team is working on developing job descriptions and benefit packages for ICP staffing. A new Destination Caldwell website went live this month! A “Best of Caldwell” brochure was developed and delivered from Baker City to Twin Falls. University of Idaho & GGLO and property owners are collaborating to give facade improvement guidelines to Plaza-property owners. GGLO is mentoring students and is developing a “kit of parts” for property owners. During the next phase, they will be rolling out their recommendations and the City’s facade improvement program to property owners. A Launch Party (photos at right) showcasing the plans for the Indian Creek Plaza was held on October 13th at the future site at the corner of Arthur and Kimball Avenue, where the former King’s Variety Store existed. The GGLO (plaza design firm) and the City of Caldwell provided “Virtual 3-D Tours” of how the Indian Creek Plaza would look in both winter and summer. Although the weather was poor, many folks went downtown to share in the experience, Making Electronics Work visit with their friends and have a little dinner provided by the many For You vendors on site.
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Above photo: Earlier last month, the Sundowner was caught being partially demolished, readying the area for the extension of Caldwell’s park system along Indian Creek as a part of the city’s revitalization plan.
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Local Eateries Earn Food Merit Awards
Home Depot Gives Sweat Labor to Veterans’ Hall
by Leora Summers, Editor
Home Depot Volunteers laying concrete at the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall on October 6th.
On October 6th, Home Depot not only showed their dedication to Veterans by donating a $10,000 grant donated for materials needed to help with the renovation to the CVMH (Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall), but also sending 30-40 Home Depot volunteers donated their time, sweat and labor to help lay concrete, install thermal insulation and whatever else was needed to be done that day at the hall. This was during Home Depot’s Annual Celebration of Service campaign, a nationwide effort led by Team Depot, Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, to give back to Veterans between September 1 and Veterans Day. The CVMH held a BBQ to celebrate and the proceeds from that also benefitted the renovation project. Your Voice For Your Choice
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This is the 17th anniversary for Southwest District Health’s merit award program. The Merit Award is presented each year to at least one establishment in each county that the health district serves. National Food Safety Month is held annually in September. It was created in 1994 by the National Restaurant Association to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education. Every food establishment operating in the six-county area of Southwest Idaho is inspected annually for food safety and sanitation by licensed Environmental Health Specialists from the health district. The inspection includes storing food at safe temperatures; hand washing and good hygienic practices, and the use of clean equipment. All food establishment inspections are unannounced except for preopening inspections. The 2015 Merit Award is conducted in 2016 since 2015 is the last year all food establishments have been inspected. Businesses must be in good standing for two years to be nominated for the award. In total, 1340 facilities were inspected in 2015. The Centers for Disease
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Mr. V’s in Caldwell has won the Food Merit Award 3 times and has been nominated 5 times.
Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington, representing the top 1% of food Welcome Becky Logan 571-1425. handlers. The Food Merit Award Winners from Canyon County include in the establishments that cook to serve immediately, Taco Time in Caldwell and Qdoba in Nampa; Mr. V’s Restaurant, Caldwell and Applebee’s, Nampa in the full service menu category; and Jackson’s Food Store #22 in Middleton, representing rural Canyon County. Other winners include: Shy Simon’s Pizza, in Adams County; Triangle Restaurant in Gem County; Homedale’s Subway in Owyhee County; Payette’s Jimbo Restaurant in Payette County; and Weiser Classic Candy (Deli) in Washington County. The Cambridge Senior Center in Washington County was also recognized. “The award is provided to show gratitude to those food establishments working each day to ensure food provided to the public is handled in a safe manner,” said C J Soltis with the Food Protection Program at SWDH. “This accomplishment reflects the dedication of food safety by the owners and their educated staff who work each day to provide safe Taco Time in Caldwell has won the Food Merit food to the public,” Award 6 times during the last 17 years and has been he said.
Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 9.4 million episodes of food borne illness each year in the U. S., with 55,961 hospitalizations, and 1,351 deaths, so promoting food safety is critical to the public’s health. Working hard to promote food safety is a bragging right for the food establishments that received the Food Merit Award. Taco Time in Caldwell, notably, has won the award six times during the 17 years SWDH has presented the awards. In recognition of National Food Safety Month, Southwest District Health (SWDH) selected eleven Southwest Idaho food establishments as Food Merit Awards for calendar year 2015. These winners were chosen from 1340 inspected food establishments within the counties of Adams, Canyon,
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“LET’S TALK: THAT’S JUST LIFE!”
by Leora Summers, Editor
That’s what my dear sweet mother would always say and it would just irritate me to death! For some things that happen in our lives it may be true, but it is how we handle the things that happen to us that shows our character. And just maybe we need to see if something we have done contributed to the event that would cause her to say, “That’s just life!” One thing I know for sure, is that under the “That’s just life” category that we cannot change, is that death is the ultimate condition that none of us will escape. We can have some control over how we live our last days and help those around us when that time comes by having a living will or an advanced directive. My dear sweet mother did and a couple of weeks ago our family had to respect her wishes. Between 6 siblings with everyone guessing what medical course to take after her medical crises, Mom’s wishes were crystal clear. She had a living will and wore a DNR bracelet. The week after the medical event that lead to her passing was made a little easier with the support of a hospice service, guiding us through her final days medically and emotionally. Mom would have been proud of us as we all supported each other respecting her final wishes even though we didn’t want to let her go.
November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month
Hospice workers deserve our appreciation. They provide expert medical care and keep loved ones comfortable and family members supported through a difficult time. They offer advice and let you know what to expect and help families with the duties of being a caregiver. They also provide spiritual and emotional support during a time of need. They are amazing people and hospice is an amazing service. My sincere thanks and appreciation goes out to all those who have chosen this path of service. They are special people.
by Sheila Ford, Caldwell
Many people believe they must enroll in a Medicare supplement, Part B (doctor), when they’re 65. They start getting warnings on TV, radio mailings about deadlines and penalties if you don’t meet the deadlines. While it’s true that you’re charged more for enrolling in Part B when you’re older, it’s your decision whether or not to do it. You are entitled to Part A (hospital), no charge. Enrolling in Part B at 65 has additional costs deducted from your social security check; that’s after you’ve paid Medicare tax deducted from your paychecks all your working life! Medicare’s is so complicated, they send enrollees a new rule book every year! There are companies whose business is to help people navigate Medicare’s complexities. Medicare covers only “allowed” services in “allowed” amounts (decided by bureaucrats), at facilities that accept Medicare. You’re responsible for deductibles and anything not covered. There’s the famous “do-nuthole”, too.... wonder who dreamed that up! Can’t get much more complicated than that! Because we chose not to enroll, my husband and I have that extra money that we can apply to dues to our Membership Medical Practice giving us unlimited access to our doctor and membership in a Medical expense sharing organization of which there are several to choose from. Doing some research helps make the right decision.
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The Pest Guy–The Tick!
Recently I crossed paths with Dermacentor Andersoni, more commonly known as The Tick, our country’s newest third-party candidate for president. Though he is very busy, I was fortunate enough to have a few moments with him. Here are a few highlights from our interview: Kirk: For readers who may not be familiar with your story, tell us a little about your ‘unique’ background. The Tick: For starters, I never really knew my parents, because my mother passed away shortly after giving birth. I grew up closely ‘attached’ to animals, etc., really anything that had any real warmth, you know? After bouncing around for a few years, I finally ended up here in D.C., where I met some lovely hosts, I mean people, who really understood me and saw my potential. I’ll never forget when they told me that my very nature was perfect for politics. The rest, as they say, is history. Kirk: What about all these crazy allegations that you and others in your camp have contributed to the spread of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, etc.? The Tick: That depends on what the definition of ‘contributed’ is. Read my lips (chelicerae), NO NEW DISEASE TRANSFER! Kirk: You recently got some exciting news regarding your candidacy; it seems you just got your first big endorsement. The Tick: I was extremely happy to receive the news. Davy Crocket just announced in an op-ed that he is officially
supporting my run for president. Among other things he said, “There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks.” Though slightly ambiguous, I’m proud to have his endorsement, and grateful to have his vote. I’m hoping, Kirk, that this is just the beginning. Our campaign has reached out to and heard some promising things from Ant Man and Spider Man, so we’re excited about receiving more celebrity endorsement announcements in the future. Kirk: What would you say to your critics, who say that after all of the rhetoric, you are in fact, just a parasite? The Tick: Sticks and stones. Name calling and smear campaigns have been directed at me since I declared my candidacy. I would say this to the American people: If being a parasite precludes me from politics, then nobody would ever run for president.
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Lucille Stover Randolph and Gracie Pfost
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After graduating from Nampa High School, the first real job my mother, Lucille (Stover) Randolph, held was with the City of Nampa. Her salary was paid in large part by one of the Depressionera New Deal programs; her boss was city treasurer, Gracie Pfost. When the funding ended, Lucille transferred to the Nampa Chamber of Commerce, where she eventually became the Executive Director. In both posts she worked closely with Gracie. At Nampa City Hall, Pfost, who was seven years the senior, my mom and two other young women formed a noon-hour “Fight the Secretary’s Spread” club. They met for a few holes of golf at the pitch-and-putt course in Lakeview Park on Mondays, for lunch on Tuesdays, swimming on Wednesdays, lunch on Thursdays and roller-skating on Fridays. Her Portrait Photo—“Gracie Bowers Pfost, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Senator Frank 1906-1965. First Congresswoman for Idaho, Church, and Congresswoman Gracie Pfost, 1962. Gracie set the pace for all five days. 1952-62. Nicknamed “Hell’s Belle” in 1952 for her Kennedy is signing the authorization of the Mann Creek When Pfost was elected Canyon support of the construction of a publicly owned Reclamation Project, sponsored by Church and Pfost. County Treasurer in 1941, she offered Hells Canyon Dam. jobs to the lunch club gang. My mom followed her to the Courthouse. In due course, Gracie, in a run for a House seat in the U.S. Congress representing Idaho’s First Congressional District in 1950, appointed Lucille to a position on her campaign staff. North/South travel being what it was in the early 1950s and with the First District stretching from Nevada to Canada, it was not possible for a single candidate to make all of the offered speaking engagements. She asked Lucille to cover a Bring home a beautiful touch of rally for her in Lewiston. Armed with Gracie’s position papers, autumn with our breathtaking We Deliver Lucille Stover Randolph, especially platform on Hells Canyon, my mom took Pfost’s bouquets and arrangements for fall. circa 1945 place at the forum. Pfost’s positions were presented first; they were well received. The spokesman for the opposing candidate then generally bashed everything Pfost stood for without offering any alternative ideas. He ended by telling the assembled voters that there was the issue of Gracie Pfost’s character. He said that he had it on good authority that Gracie and her daughter were seen drunk in an Orofino bar and that they were dancing on the tables. 103 S. Kimball Ave. | Downtown Caldwell In rebuttal, Lucille commented that she now knew what the other candidate didn’t like, 208-459-0051 | www.southsidefloral.com but that she lacked even the foggiest notion of what the other party did support. Then she lowered the boom and spoke to the character issue. Lucille calmly explained that Gracie and her daughter dancing on tables would have been most difficult, given that Jack and Gracie Pfost had no children. And, as for Gracie being drunk, she told the crew that after working for Pfost for years, she knew that “Gracie could drink any two North Idaho loggers under that same table and emerge stone sober.” That image scored with the crowd. Years later hearing my mom tell the story, one could tell that she considered that exchange her “finest hour.”
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A Lady to Remember Dawna Sparks-Laird
In September, an onion truck tried to miss by Leora Summers, Editor a jeep that had pulled out in front of him and in the process turned his truck over. Onions spilled out into a nearby corn field. Thankfully, the driver was not injured, but lucky for the folks in Parma – FREE ONIONS! When I heard about this at work on Monday after the accident on Saturday, I gathered boxes and went out to pick up some onions! I even called my sister, Camille, and asked her to bring more boxes from home and I would meet her after work so we could get a bunch to take to church and give to others. Of course I gave my coworkers a box each and then I took some to my neighbor and even the garbage collector man got a bag. Have you ever filled boxes of something that weigh 10-25 pounds while standing on balls of various sizes and try to walk? I felt like Jerry Lewis trying to ice skate. I think I screamed a little before getting the giggles. Plus it was loads of fun watching others do the same thing and then try to climb the embankment back up to the car. Crazy! The smell of onions gave me a craving for onion rings but during my endeavor, I started thinking how faith is like an onion. At some point in our life when we are finally ripe, we are pulled out of the darkness and the soil is brushed away. Even though we have given ourselves to Christ, we still are new to our faith. The outer layer is paper thin. It peels away easily and is subject to rips and crumbles under self-doubt. Our faith is still fragile. It simply falls away and is put in the trash. The next layer is really not that much better but you can see it Big shoes will need to be is developing more substance. This layer helps protect the rest of the filled in our community with the onion. It still has no nutritional value, so when an event or trial tests passing of our friend, Dawna our faith, this layer pulls away. Sparks-Laird. She passed away Now we see the next few layers developing a denser layer where unexpectedly on October 25th we’ve been tested and our faith is growing stronger. The Bible is due to natural causes. She was so starting to come alive and the Holy Spirit is working through us. This involved in so many community layer is no longer dry and brittle. It has more life. events and never knew a stranger. As you get closer to the center of the onion, each layer becomes She lived life “out loud,” not thicker, fuller, and more substantial. Of course this process does not worrying about what others come without tears. The trials you face help build your faith. You start would think. If you knew her, to see that it is becoming one of the main ingredients to your Christian you know what I mean. She had a life. As you wipe your eyes, and nose, a sense of peace comes over you heart of gold and she leaves some that salvation is starting to permeate your soul. mighty big shoes to fill, which if The onion is put to the heat and sautéed. The aroma takes over the they could be filled, would need kitchen. It gives the onion a different texture and the taste becomes an army to do it. God Bless her sweeter. Anyone who enters the house knows immediately that you’ve and may she enjoy her next been cooking onions. As your faith grows, others see it in you. It adventure as much as she did this becomes who you are and makes you stronger. one here among us. To the dish you add portions of compassion, joy, and humility. 14 years Experience! You mix in the spices of mercy and forgiveness. Once it is prepared, it is only a natural desire to share it with others. As your friends and family take that first bite, you watch their face light up with delight and it is good. Located at the Willows Building, Next month we’ll talk about 2805 Blaine Street Suite 200, Caldwell the Joy of helium infused beer…… www.silverhawkrealty.com
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First Baptist Church of Caldwell, 221 E. Logan (current location)
In History, the First Baptist Church of Caldwell, is unique among the churches of Caldwell. IT IS THE PIONEER OF THEM ALL; for many years, the ONLY church for miles around and individuals from many denominations worshiped with the Baptists in that early church, located at Chicago and Eleventh Avenue. The church was founded in 1876 by Benjamin Franklin Morrow, who came to Idaho by ox team across the plains in 1864, a captain of his wagon train. His wife was Caroline Cason Morrow, niece of Daniel Boone. Rev. Morrow lived to be 100 and Mrs. Morrow to 82. He has the distinction of having preached the first sermon ever delivered within the boundaries of the present Idaho, and having married the first white persons ever united in wedlock on her soil. The church was first located in Dixie Valley, three miles West of Caldwell, and was named the New Hope Baptist Church--four men and three women were charter members. May 31, 1884, Rev. Morrow and his congregation voted to move the church to Caldwell, at which time, the name was changed to “First Baptist Church of Caldwell.” The first meeting in the hitherto churchless town was held July 5, 1884. In 1859, the First Baptist Church moved to “a more central location” at the corner of Kimball and Albany Street. Then after the turn of the century, a new church was planned: the former location at Tenth and Blaine. It was completed and dedicated
February 19, 1911. On September 13, 1953, a $15,000 mortgage was paid off in less than half the allotted time. The Sunday school building was erected in 1949, which is presently a Realty office. There have been many pastors in the past 140 years. A former pastor, Rev. Walden A. Askren, led the congregation in plans for the new building at the present location of 221 E. Linden St. Construction began in November of 1969 and was completed in 1970. Pastor Dick Shaw led the congregation from 1985 until he retired in 2016. During that time a new building program began to raise money for a needed addition to the growing church for new classrooms and a multi-purpose area. Missions have been a key part of the church’s core values. Many people have been sent from the church to serve in various missionary assignments around the world. Camping has been part of that missionary vision at Warm Lake Bible Camp, and Caldwell First Baptist has been a key church in the organized camping ministry of local Conservative Baptist Churches. However, the greatest opportunities for serving Christ and a lost world remain in the future. On October 9, the church celebrated Harvest Home, a long tradition in which they gave thanks for God’s physical blessings and with the greater joy of the spiritual harvest of missions around the world.
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Caldwell Kiwanis Club Names New Officers
L to R: Dave Kerrick, Kiwanian of the Year 2016; Brad Jackson, President Elect; Alan Bullard, President; Leif Skyving, Immediate Past President; Archie Stradley, 62 years Perfect Attendance Award; Peggy Ross, Secretary.
The Caldwell Kiwanis Club installed new officers at its annual banquet held September 29, 2016. The slate of officers for the coming year is: Alan Bullard, President; Brad Jackson, President Elect; Peggy Ross, Secretary; Bryan Sorenson, Treasurer; and Leif Skyving, Immediate Past President. Also honored were David Kerrick--Kiwanian of the Year; and Archie Stradley--Perfect Attendance, 62 years. The Caldwell Kiwanis Club is probably best known for its Chuckwagon Barbecue which is held each year in August during Rodeo week. This year marked the 66th anniversary of the event which features all-you-can-eat corn on the cob compliments of the Crookham Company.
Caldwell Optimists Announces New Officers
On September 27th the Caldwell Optimist Club installed its new slate of officers for 2016/17 during its annual awards and installation banquet held at the C of I dining hall. The new officers are Chris Allgood (President), Lacy Welt (1st Vice President), Dolores Schamp (2nd Vice President), and Diane Crookham (Secretary-Treasurer). Board of Directors members are Joe Shreve, Bill Moore, Casey Crookham, Carol Howell, Connie Holt and Bob Kafka. Caldwell Optimist Club began the Caldwell Optimist Youth Soccer program back in
L to R: Diane Crookham (Secretary-Treasurer), Bob Kafka (Board), Chris Allgood (President), Lacey Welt (1st VP), Connie Holt (Board), and Joe Shreve (Board). The newly installed 2016-17 Caldwell Optimist Club officers and board.
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Funds generated from the Chuckwagon and other club activities are used primarily in service to the youth of Caldwell and surrounding communities. As a few examples, the club provides college scholarships to deserving high school seniors, provides books and dictionaries to area schools, and sponsors youth service organizations like Key Club, Circle K Club, Builders Club and Aktion Club. The Caldwell club is an affiliate of Kiwanis International with clubs throughout the U.S. and over 80 other countries. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. Its motto is: “Serving the Children of the World.” by Bob Kafka
1980 which has morphed to the Canyon Optimist Soccer Club of today. The Optimist Club also is vitally involved with Caldwell Optimist/Pal Youth Boxing program, an annual high school oratorical scholarship program, Halloween youth programs, Junior Optimist Club/Robotics Club high school programs, Youth fundraisers for the Caldwell High School Girls’ Soccer teams, as well as supporting the Caldwell Night Rodeo, the C of I football program, and many other youthoriented efforts in the community.
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Ryan Frost, a senior at Vision Charter School in Caldwell, has been named a School Winner for a Wendy’s High School Heisman honor. He received this recognition as a past member of the school’s swim and snow teams. School Winners receive a School Winner certificate and a Wendy’s High School Heisman Patch. Ryan has been recognized for his dedication to “never cutting corners.” High school seniors are nominated who share Wendy’s values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field. Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas created the Wendy’s Heisman Trophy to bring importance to earning a high
school diploma. He worried that kids would use his example of dropping out of high school at the age of 15 and still being successful in the creation of his business to negate the importance of a high school diploma in order to succeed. At the age of 61, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and received his General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. The Wendy’s High School Heisman is a joint program between Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy®.
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Frank Gigray Shines Bright at C of I
Frank Gigray, born and raised in Caldwell, is making his mark at the College of Idaho. Recently Frank represented Idaho at College Debate ’16 with college students from 150 institutions representing every state in the U.S. plus the District of Columbia. When C of I Speech and Debate
Director Kyle Cheesewright asked members of his debate team who would like to represent the C of I at this particular debate, Frank jumped at the chance. His plane left in a week! As the only representative from Idaho, Gigray represented our state well. He, along with the other students drafted 5 questions they hoped to have included in the presidential debates by seeking out moderators on social media who were involved with those debates. Frank though in a foreign area of interest, really enjoyed meeting new people and discussing political issues with others whose politics represented the full political spectrum.
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L to R: Samuel Smith (Director of the Sinfonia), Ray Nelson ‘90 & Samantha Brakefield ‘90 (choir members), Bill Buckendorf ‘74 (Choir Director), Marti Gudmundson & Nick Molenaar (choir members).
The College of Idaho Alumni Homecoming Concert featured the Alumni and Friends Choir and Alumni and Student Sinfonia.
Caldwell Rotary Club
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Caldwell Rotary Club is in the process of delivering about 1,400 dictionaries to 3rd graders in 17 area schools. Rotary promotes literacy and education as one of its main focuses and Caldwell Rotary Club likes to take care of the kids in their own back yard. Area 3rd grade students being introduced to their new dictionaries donated by Caldwell Rotary Club.
Over the two days, the students created their questions. They involved the use of our military resources in a foreign countries; how to plan on supporting Syrian civilians without creating further conflict with other political actors; how to reduce the recidivism and mass incarceration rates in communities where poverty and violence are prevalent; what is their plan for aiding employment of skilled refugees and immigrants in their respective fields; and how would they ensure quality education to areas of socioeconomic disadvantage both in terms of K-12 and access to higher education. When Frank returned back on campus, he and his debate
team hosted a “watch party” for the first presidential debate in the McCain pub to see the candidates face off. During this past summer, Frank took home first prize in “Fast Pitch Science” at the Idaho INBRE (IDea of Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference in Moscow, Idaho where he had one slide and three minutes to summarize his work with Dr. John Thurston about trying to make antibiotics work better. Frank, a chemistry and philosophy double major, took a different approach to the presentation. He used a metaphor in his presentation that rose from playing a video game where
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there was an espionage element to disrupt communications that was similar with the science that he was doing and the comparison fell together, he said. Frank also took second in “Undergraduate Research Student Choice.” For him, the best part of the conference was seeing all the biomedical research happening in Idaho. Fellow C of I students João Vieira and Hailey Chambers tied for third in the “Undergraduate Research Faculty Choice” category. This conference gave the students a chance to talk about their research, receive feedback and network with fellow biomedical researchers.
West Valley Medical Center named in top 10 percent of Press Release nation for joint replacement surgery
Caldwell hospital also receives five-star designation for treatment of heart attack CALDWELL, Idaho — West Valley Medical Center is honored to be the recipient of a Healthgrades’ Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 2017 — a designation that places the hospital in the top 10 percent of health care facilities nationwide for joint replacement surgery. Healthgrades, a leading online health care resource, announced its annual awards and ratings October 18. West Valley excelled in its delivery of orthopedic and spine care in the 2017 rankings. In addition to the Joint Replacement Excellence Award, the Caldwell hospital received a five-star designation in knee replacement surgery for a third consecutive year (2015-17) and added a new five-star designation for back surgery (2017). West Valley’s orthopedic and spine specialists perform more than 2,300 surgeries each year at the hospital. These surgeons have extensive experience with total joint replacements of the knee, hip and shoulder, as well as the treatment of cervical and lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis and compression fractures. The hospital opened an 11-bed orthopedic and spine recovery unit in 2012 and offers patients a dedicated ortho-spine service line coordinator who follows them through every step of their stay to
maximize recovery. “We are very proud to once again earn these designations from this nationally recognized group; it exemplifies our commitment and our passion for providing high-quality health care to our growing community,” said Ron Folwell, director of quality for West Valley Medical Center. “We thank our physicians and staff for fostering a safe and healing environment for our patients.” West Valley is also proud to announce its new Healthgrades’ five-star designation in the treatment of heart attack (2017). This award is a testament to the hospital’s commitment to provide expert cardiac care closer to home for western Treasure Valley residents. The hospital opened a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab in February 2016 and recently became the only hospital in the Treasure Valley to be accredited in the treatment of chest pain, heart failure and atrial fibrillation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. In addition to these awards, West Valley is proud to announce the following ratings from Healthgrades: • Second consecutive five-star designation for treatment of sepsis (2016-17) • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award – top 10 percent in the nation (2017)
• Five-star designation for colorectal surgery (2017) • Five-star designation for treatment of respiratory failure (2017)
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HAPPY TURKEY DAY! from the Caldwell Perspective
This is a time to give thanks for what we have. On this Thanksgiving Day, where ever you may be, we thank you for sharing your news with us. Make your day special with those you love. Holiday Dinners can be more fun and less work if you share the load.
Rieko Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski. The Trio takes inspiration from Mr. Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity. Aizawa is joined by two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills, and award-winning cellist Raman Ramakrishnan. The Horsowski Trio will allow audiences to experience both the beauty of world-renowned classics through the ages, as well as new compositions.
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Suggestions for large family dinners • Plan ahead • Decide on a date, time and location. • Either call or send out a group e-mail with a “reply all” to invitees asking for a headcount. • Create the holiday menu with number of people to serve per that item. • Send a group e-mail to have attendees choose the food item they will bring. • Use disposable tableware if the group is large. • Have a buffet area set up. • Assign someone to organize the buffet area when food arrives. • Ring the bell when it’s ready to eat! • Have large trash cans for easy clean up.
Most of all, don’t stress and have fun!
Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-6 PM • Saturday 10 AM-4:30 PM
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Thank you Veterans and our Men and Women Serving in the Military and their Families. God Bless you for your service to our Nation.
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Now accepting applications for line cook, servers, dishwasher & bartender. Contact Terri Call 208-703-8340
Immediate positions for dependable, fun, loving caregivers. Experience prefferred, but not required. Training provided. Must pass H&W background check. Call: 463-8777 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 11426 Lone Star Rd., Nampa (office in portable in back).
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is a low income elderly apartment complex with gov’t subsidy. We provide services in addition to rent, which include: 2 homecooked meals daily, weekly housekeeping and transportation to Caldwell Doctor appts. Our building has someone on site as a first responder 24/7. We have security cameras and the outside doors are locked in the evening for your peace of mind. We give preferences to those applicants subscribing to the services. Please phone for an appt. to see an apartment. Now accepting applications!
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Caldwell is now hiring School Bus Drivers for the 2016-2017 School year.
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Proudly introducing Eurographics Puzzles General Interest
Something For Everyone!
Periotic Table (1000-pieces)
Who says that science hard?
The Human Body
MAPS & FLAGS
Shown: Jurassic Period
Instruments of the Orchestra (Shown)
Shown: Atlantis Shuttle Missions. (1000-pieces)
Evolution of Trees, Dinosaurs, Birds, Marine Life & More!,
Spot & Find
Muscular System (Shown)
Eye Heart & Skeletal The Solar System (shown)
The Christmas Sleigh (shown)
November 2016 Beautiful Images! Educational Puzzles! Something for Everyone!
Many other education panoramic Puzzles available!
History of Aviation (shown)
Make learning fun!
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Vibrant Wisdom (shown)
From 100-pieces to 1000-pieces
Many more animal charts in stock!
All skill levels from 100-pcs. To 500 pcs.
A Day At The Zoo (shown) 100-pieces
The United States of America 200-pieces
Many more spot & find puzzles in stock!
Emoji Puzzles for Kids
Jesus and the Fishermen (shown)
Come see our many EMOJI Puzzles!
Artist Collections Ravishment of Psyche by William Adolphe Bouguereau (Shown)
Polar Bear & Baby (shown) 1000-pcs.
New York City (shown) 1000-pcs.
USA (shown) 1000-pcs.
Visit the world virtually
HDR Photography and Landscape Photographic
Classic Car Collection: 1959 Corvette
Fine Art Collection Mona Lisa By Leonardo Da Vinci, (Shown)
Soaring with Eagles (Shown)
1000 To 2000 Pieces
Marilyn Monroe (shown) Elvis Presley (shown) Many more in the store!
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Kids Card Games
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To show a few...
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