November 2017 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho

Edition Thirty-Five


November 2017

A Glimpse into another world

Be thankful for what you have!

Always of interest!

Are you ready for winter?

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A good size crowd turned out for Mayor and City Council Forum

After listening to all the candidates speak for two hours one would conclude that the people of Caldwell love their community and are invested in seeing it continue to grow and prosper as well as be a desirable area to live, work, and play for many years to come.

Comforted By Our Community

No parent should ever lose a child early in life! This shocks your world and everything seems to stop. On the Sunday morning of August 6, 2017 my wife, Karla, went down stairs to wake our son, David Boyle, who was staying with us while recovering from an ankle surgery. The fear and heartbreak I heard in Karla’s voice from the bottom of the stairs stopped me in my tracks and for an instant everything stopped and our lives changed forever. David was unresponsive and unbeknown to us at the time, David had gone to meet GOD in the early morning hours. A blood clot had broken loose and entered his heart thus taking him peacefully while he slept. It was Sunday morning 7:00 am and I called 911. The

Watoto Children’s Choir visit Caldwell by Mindy Scott, Editor all the way from Africa

Watoto children during the show

photo by Mindy Scott

November 7th is the day to vote for who you would like to be our next Mayor as well who you’d like to see fill the three open positions on City Council. Elected officials for the City of Caldwell consist of the Mayor and six Council Members. City Council member terms are for four years as is the position of Mayor, with three seats up for election every two years. The seats up for election this year are seat 1Tressa Dodge or Mike Pollard. Seat 2- Dennis Callsen or Terrance Biggers. Seat 3 Rob Harper, Evangeline Beecher, Jack Linton, or Brian Ruel. Seat 5 Chris Allgood. If this is your first time voting or you are new to the area please contact Canyon County Elections Office at 1102 E Chicago St. Caldwell, ID or by calling 208) 454-7562 to get answers to your questions. Your vote is important. On Thursday October 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm community member piled into the Community Room at the Caldwell Police Station. The atmosphere was one filled with anticipation and laughter as neighbors said their ‘helllos’ and ‘how are yous’ before the events began. Mayor Garrett Nancolas is running for reelection. His opponent is Ted Brumet. The evening began with Scott McIntosh, Editor of Idaho Press Tribune, as the Moderator. He explained how the event would run, who would be asking the questions from his staff, and the time restraints for the candidates to answer the questions. Things ran very smoothly as each candidate had an opportunity to share their ideas, beliefs, and interests in Caldwell’s future.

by Mindy Scott, Editor

photo by Mindy Scott

Who is running for Mayor and City Council

dispatcher that answered my call was amazing. He took control, settled us down as best he could, and got us doing CPR. He then got the Sheriff’s Office, paramedics, and the Fire department headed our way. It seemed like only minutes and they arrived. They all tried to revive David but I could see in their eyes that they knew he was already in a better place. The Dispatcher ultimately contacted the Coroner and had her in route as well. It was an early Sunday morning and we know all these people have their own lives and family and yet they were there for us. The compassion, tenderness, time and patience they allowed my wife to say goodbye and then let them take David with them will always be with me and

Tony & Karla Stevenson

my family. They ALL truly are amazing at what they do for us every day. They risk their lives and then turn around and comfort us in our hardest hours! Canyon County Sheriff’s Office personnel: Dispatcher: Doug Ward Deputies: Dan Drake, Stephen Craig, Jay Warren and Detective Don Davenport. Paramedics and Fire Department, sorry didn’t get your names but you are heroes! Coroner: Vicky DegeusMorris---You sat with Karla and shared in the love she has for her son as only mother can. You are amazing and you brought comfort in David’s passing. We just want to tell you all, Thank you. You made a difference!

On Sunday, October 22, 2017 I had the privilege to go with my family to the performance of Watoto Children’s choir. The performance took place at Valley Church here in Caldwell. Watoto means “children” in Swahili. The team of singers and dancers were made up of 17 children who have either lost one or both parents and 10 adults who care for the children. The Audience was full of all ages who enjoyed the children’s singing and dancing to lively music which shared the message of hope and encouragement for every season of life that all people face. Each child has a unique story of adversity they have endured. The fact they are alive is miraculous. A few shared their personal stories of being abandoned when they were one week old and sick with infections, while another became destitute when her mother passed away. The performance was done with excellence and enthusiasm as much hard work and dedication for the children and adults goes into the planning. These folks have such stamina! Watoto did not only perform at Valley Church, but also at many other locations in the Treasure Valley. This group travels and performs to raise awareness about the basic needs of children and families in Africa, as well as gain support. They run based on sponsorships, donations, partnerships, as well as selling of hand crafted items such as stuffed animals and jewelry. One can find more information about this global ministry at www.watoto.

com. During the show, we were all invited and encouraged to visit Uganda and the Watoto Villages and get a feel for what their community is like and gain more understanding of the transformation taking place. Many opportunities are available to do long or short term (30 day) mission trips in a variety of areas including child care, medical, and technology services. In 1994 Watoto was created by visionary and team leader, Gary Skinner and his wife Marylin. At the time when everyone was fleeing Uganda due to war and terror in Milton Obote’s second regime, these young Americans (in their 30’s) were moving to Uganda in hopes of establishing a church and safe place for individuals to seek refuge. Fast forward to three decades later and that is exactly what happened! This couple made many sacrifices and endured much danger, but their resilience paid great dividends. Watoto has since grown into a large foundation. It now cares for 3,000 children and has 400 mothers in their Watoto Villages to care for the children. These villages are set up to raise children in a family setting instead of an institution. They have expanded into other programs as well, including one called “Watoto Neighbors” where they go out and help single moms provide basic needs to their children as well as education to a better way of life. They have no plans in slowing down, but continue to be open to new ideas on how to raise future leaders and world changers in their nation.

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November 3 6 PM: Brave Hearts, Indian Creek Steakhouse. November 4 12 PM: C of I Yotes FootballHome Game! November 6 5:15 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room. November 7 LOCAL ELECTION GO VOTE! 7 PM: An Ecological History of South Western Idaho, C of I, November 8 7:30 AM: New Member Reception, Caldwell Chamber. 3 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Laura Little Theatricals. 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club 6 PM-Meeting, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S. 21st Ave., Pete (208) 899-9849. November 9 6:30 PM: The Foreigner by Larry Shue, Library.

November 10 6:30 PM: The Foreigner by Larry Shue, Library. November 11 VETERANS DAY!!!! 11 AM: Veteran’s Day Celebration, Caldwell. Memorial Veterans Hall. 12 PM: C of I Yotes Football Home Game! 6:30 PM: The Foreigner by Larry Shue, Library. November 13 5:15 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill. 7 PM: Caldwell School District, Board Meeting. 7 PM: URA Meeting, CPD Community Room. November 14 6 PM: Vallivue School Board Meeting. 6 PM: Kids Cook with Books, Library. 6 PM: Ice Fishing Class, C of I, 6 PM: Historically Based Songs of Early Idaho Class, C of I, 6:30 PM: Adult Camera 101, Library. 6:30 PM: Card Making for the Holidays Class, C of I, www. 7 PM: An Ecological History of South Western Idaho, C of I, November 16 11:30 AM: 15th Annual Share the Day Dinner, Caldwell Chamber. 6 PM: Youth Turkey Hoop Shoot, Caldwell Rec. 6 PM: Ice Fishing Class, C of I,

Calendar of Events November 17 Christmas Classic Basketball League Registration Deadline, Caldwell Rec. 4 PM: Depot Open House, Winter Wonderland Festival. 6-7 PM: North Wests Authors Book Club, Rubaiyat Book Store. November 18 6-7 PM: Local Authors Open House, Rubaiyat Book Store. November 20 Thanksgiving Break-No School for Vallivue or Caldwell Schools. 5:15 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill. November 21 Thanksgiving Break-No School for Vallivue or Caldwell Schools. 7 PM: An Ecological History of South Western Idaho, C of I, November 22 Thanksgiving Break-No School for Vallivue or Caldwell Schools. November 23 THANKSGIVING DAY!!! Thanksgiving Break-No School for Vallivue or Caldwell Schools. November 24 Thanksgiving Break-No School for Vallivue or Caldwell Schools. 12-5 PM: Sunnyslope Wine Trail Thanksgiving Event! Throughout the Sunnyslope wine region, www.

November 2017 November 25 12-5 PM: Sunnyslope Wine Trail Thanksgiving Event! Throughout the Sunnyslope wine region, www. November 26 12-5 PM: Sunnyslope Wine Trail Thanksgiving Event! Throughout the Sunnyslope wine region, www. November 27 No School Vallivue School District. 5:15 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill.

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

November 1: November 2: November 6: November 7:

11:45 a.m. Agri-Business Committee 4 p.m. Treasure Valley Night Lights Committee 12 p.m. Transportation Committee 11:30 a.m. Ambassador Committee 1:30 p.m. Education Committee November 14: 11:15 a.m. Noon Break Lunch, Simplot Dining Hall November 16: 7:45 a.m. Leadership Caldwell 12 p.m. Government Affairs Committee 4:30 p.m. Business After Hours, Fairfield Inn & Suites We have opportunities for our Community Members & Businesses to help make all of our fabulous events reality. Contact the Chamber Office 208-459-7493

Our Community

November 2017

County Harvest Hoedown

by Roberta Pearce


Home Depot Foundation Continues Partnership with the Caldwell Veterans Council Press Release

Owhyee County Jammers.

The 35th Annual Country Harvest Hoedown, presented by Roberta Pearce is set for Nov 18th at the Caldwell High School, 3401 S Indiana Ave, Caldwell. One show only at 2:00 pm. This program will feature Pearce’s Junior Jammer Fiddlers, Hoedowners, (Pearce’s beginning group of fiddlers), 6x National Champion Fiddler Katrina Nicolayeff and many other champion fiddlers within the group, including Jetta Brooks, current Small Fry Idaho State Champion and Silas Phillips, current Oregon

Jammers who have won Championship titles.

Jr Junior State Champion. This year the Jammers will perform 3 sets of music which include Old Time, being the foundation of fiddle music and popular themes from Musicals including “Hello Dolly and Fiddler on the Roof”. With Celtic music gaining popularity, the Jammers will play a set from this genre including “The Butterfly” from Celtic Women and “Volcanic Jig” written and performed by well known Natalie McMaster. The Hoedowners, (ages 3 - 12) are sure to please performing “Oh Dear What can

the Matter be?”) and the ever popular fiddle favorite “Devils Dream” No Harvest Hoedown is complete without the Jammers taking time to honor our Veterans, opening the show with a medley of the Theme Songs from each branch of the service! Additionally, Pearce is offering free tickets to residents living in nursing homes or care centers. Activity directors are encouraged to leave a message on cell phone 208-407-2967 or email

Retired Docs Reunite at WVMC

Local Effort Part of The Home Depot’s National Celebration of Service Campaign to Serve Veterans at Home WHAT: On Thursday, Oct. 26, The Home Depot Foundation will partner with the Caldwell Veterans Council, Inc. to continue to revitalize the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall (CVMH) for the approximately 16,000 veterans in Canyon County. This marks the fourth project The Home Depot has completed at CVMH to help restore the state and nationally registered historic 1913 building. Once complete, the building will be a hub for local veterans and service members to receive education on Veterans Administration benefits and mentoring to overcome unemployment.

More than 35 members of Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, will complete the work on their day off. This project in Caldwell, Idaho is part of The Home Depot’s annual Celebration of Service campaign to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families. Giving back to veterans is personal to The Home Depot, as more than 35,000 of the company’s associates have served in the military. As part of the campaign, The Home Depot is encouraging the nation to “Choose to Serve” those who served the country. To learn how to get involved in your community, visit

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A small group of local retired docs and their spouses met to have dinner together at the Kaley Center at West Valley Medical Center to reminisce about old times. They were also brought up to date on the improvements at West Valley Medical Center by CEO Betsy Hunsicker.It was fun to see the “old guard” sharing stories and having a good time together. Their legacy remains as new frontiers are constantly being forged.

Front Row: Drs. Randy James, Terry Stoll, Jerry Bauman, Charles Kerrick, Charles Reed and George Allen. Back Row: Drs. Don Rau, Don Price, Richard “Dick” Roberge, Hugh Eddy, Paul McConnel and Dave Johnson.

It’s a BOY! St. Luke’s Nampa Hospital by Amy Stahl Welcomes First Baby

Grayson arrived at 2:44 a.m. November 1, 2017. He weighs 7 pounds, 11 ounces and is 20-and-a-half inches long. Parents Phyllis and Terry Benner appreciate the location of the new hospital, which is an Caldwell family Terry Benner, left, Corbyn Benner, Kaysia Benner holding Grayson Robert Benner, Phyllis 8-minute drive from Benner holding Brooklyn Benner and Haylee Benner. their Caldwell home. “We were glad that the hospital opened,” said Phyllis Benner. “I was having anxiety about driving to the Meridian hospital.” Grayson Robert Benner joins siblings Kaysia Benner, 17, Corbyn Benner, 7, Haylee Benner, 5 and Brooklyn Benner, 22 months. The baby was delivered by Dr. John Kaiser of Saltzer Medical Group. Phyllis Benner is a patient of Dr. Andrea DiMichele, also of Saltzer. St. Luke’s registered nurses who provided care for the family, include Cami Krabbenhoft, Kari Braun, Jeanna Verdini and Sonja Brinkel. Grayson was born just 43 hours after the opening of the new St. Luke’s 87-bed full-service community hospital. In addition to traditional hospital care, St. Luke’s Nampa has a special focus on women and children with 14 labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms. Seven of those rooms are family care suites where newborn intensive care (NICU) babies can stay in the same room with their mom. “We have had an amazing experience and the nurses have been fantastic,” said Phyllis Benner.

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October was an exciting month in the fire department. We had Fire Prevention Week where we focused on enhancing our community’s fire safety knowledge. We hosted several learning opportunities, in our local schools, teaching children about being fire safe. Knowing that today’s homes burn faster than ever, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 8-14, 2017. Experts say you may have as little as two minutes (or even less) to safely escape a typical home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. “Modern home furnishings, along with the fact that newer homes tend to be built with more open spaces and unprotected lightweight construction, all contribute to an increased rate at which home fires burn,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy


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at NFPA. “These factors make home escape planning and practice critical.” Meanwhile, a national survey recently conducted by NFPA shows that Americans continue to have many misperceptions around home escape planning and practice: • Less than half of Americans (48 percent) know that the correct components of a home fire escape plan include working smoke alarms, two ways out of each room and an outside meeting place. • Nearly one quarter of Americans (23 percent) do not know that each room in the home should have at least two exits. • Close to three in five Americans (57 percent) think that in a typical single-family home fire situation, once the smoke alarm sounds, the average person would have more than two minutes to escape safely. “Home is the place people are at greatest risk of

by Devin Riley, Police Captain

New hires that were just sworn in on October 9th, 2017. L to R: Captain Riley, Celina Chittenden, Jonathon Watkins, and chief Wyant.

We celebrated Sergeant Winfield’s 20 years of service to the Caldwell Police Department. Sgt. Winfield received a 20 year gold badge.

CPD just purchased a brand new K-9 from California. The K-9 will be a dual purpose K-9 and the K-9 handler is Detective Steve Fisher. The K-9 came with the name “RUDO” but we didn’t like that name so there is a name that K-9 competition between all 6th-8th grade students that attend school within the City limits. The department has received over 100 names and will decide very soon who the winner is. The winner will get a certificate, picture with the K-9, Face Book famous, and a special gift.

two new Community Service Officers L to R: Rebecca Moe, Captain Riley, and Bianca Stevenson.

November 2017 by Lisa Richard

fire, but ironically it’s the place they feel safest from it,” said Carli. “That over-confidence may contribute to the public’s continued lack of awareness around home escape planning and practice.” “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” works to teach people about the true speed at which today’s home fires can spread, and the vital importance of home escape planning and practice in the event of one. A home escape plan includes: • working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom and near all sleeping areas; • two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window; and • a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole or mailbox) that’s a safe distance from the home. Home escape plans should be practiced by all members of the household twice a year.

Apartment Building Catches Fire and Community Works Together On Tuesday October 31st, 2017 many tenants of Park View Apartments awoke to their apartment building on fire. 911 was called and many first responders came to the rescue. It took a joint effort of all and over 2 hours for the fire department to put the fire out. A local resident , Scott Buckingham, stated, “it was like the fireman had already fought this same fire a thousand times as they pulled in and were so well coordinated. They didn’t get out and stand around, but rather jumped out and went to their stations and took care of it.” An adolescent boy woke his mother when he saw flames and they got out and alerted the neighbors. This heroic act of thinking fast saved the lives of many. While many families are currently displaced and the shock of the tragedy is slowing wearing off many families will be forced to make several tough decisions this holiday season. It is my hope that we can come together as a community and help these families in their time of need. A big thank you to everyone who lent a hand during this traumatic disaster.

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November 2017

Caldwell Library Invites You to Many Activities The library has lots of activities if you want to stay out of the cold and learn something new in November! Adults and older teens are invited to join a discussion of Ken Burns’ PBS documentary, “The Vietnam War,” on Mon., Nov. 13, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Participants will view a onehour clip from the film; a panel discussion and questions will follow. The goal is to provide a space for respectful dialogue among those with varying viewpoints on the war period. Parental discretion is advised as the film contains mature content and graphic images. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 pm, we will be offering a food and drink fermentation class in partnership with the University of Idaho extension. The class is open for all ages, but will

appeal most to older teens and adults. All materials will be provided for this free class! We will be streaming a presentation on nonprofit tax preparation from the Boise Public Library and Nonprofit Resource Thursdays on Thursday, November 16 at 4:30pm. The speaker will be a certified public accountant from Harris & Co. in Boise. Kids are invited to bring their parents to weekly story times. On Tuesdays at 1 p.m., join us for “Hora de Cuentos / bilingual stories” for preschoolers and early elementary ages. Stories and rhymes are told in English and Spanish, to encourage learning words in a new language. On Wednesdays at 3 p.m., Paula Baker of Rocky Mountain Sign leads a lively

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group of kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers in learning American Sign Language (“baby sign”). And of course, we have storytimes in the mornings at 10:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to our weekly Teen Thursday programs, weekly at 4 p.m. On Nov. 9 we’ll have our monthly “Teen Science Café,” featuring Dr. Andrea Putnam. Learn about how practical genetics are used at the San Diego Zoo to maintain animal well-being. And most importantly, there’s free pizza at this event! Check out the rest of our November programs on our website: www.

DESTINATION CALDWELL UNVEILS FUNDRAISING PROGRAM Indian Creek Plaza to showcase donors with legacy brick program

October 12, 2017 –With the development of Indian Creek Plaza underway, Destination Caldwell invites the community to participate through the new BRICKS fundraising program. Personalized bricks, inscribed with donors’ names and messages, will pave several designated areas of the plaza, serving as a permanent reminder of the local community’s pride for decades to come. “The BRICKS program embodies everything Indian Creek Plaza represents,” say Wisti Rosenthal, Destination Caldwell/Indian Creek Plaza Executive Director. “Our whole purpose is community—to provide a space for residents and visitors to meet and interact together. We are thrilled to honor that purpose by paving the very ground we’ll walk on with the names and messages of supporting community members.” The program is already off to a promising start, attracting several high-profile donors such as Garret Nancolas, Mayor of Caldwell; Dr. Bob Hoover, Interim President of the College of Idaho; Betsy Hunsicker, CEO of West Valley Medical Center; and Butch Otter, the Governor of the State of Idaho, and a Caldwell native. Donors can choose between two Legacy Brick purchasing options: For $60, pavers will be set in community brick bands along the outer perimeter and main stage of the plaza. For $100, bricks will be featured at the central heart of the plaza, nestled close to the fire pit on the west side. Donors are encouraged to contribute stories about their inscriptions, the Caldwell

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community, and what Indian Creek Plaza means to them. “I was born in Caldwell,” said Governor Otter, “and it will always be home to me. As a proud College of Idaho graduate, I’m excited about the great things that are happening in downtown Caldwell. Miss Lori and I are thrilled to support this effort, and we hope that you will, too.” Legacy Brick options are also available for purchase online at the BRICKS portion of Destination Caldwell’s website: www. “Fund Raisers Sports is honored to partner with our Idaho neighbors in Caldwell on the Indian Creek Plaza BRICKS campaign which will showcase the dedication and pride of their community,” said Steve Baggerly, COO/CIT of Fund Raisers Sports. “The personalized inscriptions that will grace the Plaza will provide a tangible connection for citizens and visitors who celebrate the good life in Caldwell, while complimenting the beauty and significance of Indian Creek Plaza as Caldwell’s newest gathering place. The team at Fund Raisers Sports, a Boise-based company, is proud to bring our three decades of experience to the Indian Creek Plaza BRICKS project, which is sure to be a jewel in Treasure Valley for decades to come. We are truly excited to be part of this historic endeavor here in Idaho.” Destination Caldwell, 106 So. Kimball Avenue • Caldwell, Idaho 83605 •


Caldwell School District #132 Plant Facility Levy Request

During the winter of 2017, buildings in the Caldwell School District were affected by the severe winter storms. Several maintenance concerns were clearly made apparent and an urgency to repair the damage became the focus for the Board of Trustees and Caldwell’s Superintendent, Dr. N. Shalene French. Extensive damage to roofs, heaving issues with concrete sidewalks, and water damage to interior and exterior walls perpetuated the need to aggressively address essential maintenance and facility issues at each school. The Trustees and Dr. French worked with construction and architectural consultants, as well as the District’s Maintenance Director, Bernie Carreira, to conduct a plant facility study to determine priority projects and the associated costs. After careful consideration, the Caldwell School District will be asking patrons to approve a Plant Facility Levy on November 7, 2017, for $2.51 million per year for the next ten years starting in 2018. In addition to the maintenance issues created by the heavy snowfall last winter, the District has also identified several projects that need to

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Tailgating...through the eyes of babes

the community comes together in support of “our” team. Each home game day I wake up and ask our kids if they would like to come along. Most of the

Audie and the marching band.

Tailgating is always a great time to participate in the pagentry and enjoy the good old fashioned food and drink as

November 2017

time the older kids have other obligations and our youngest would rather stay home. One Saturday I went through the normal morning routine and asked Audie age 8, “would you like to come to us to the game?”

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Surprisingly, he said, “yes”. Upon arriving at the tailgating, youthful restlessness set in. In an effort to encourage his continued participation I offered the camera to Audie and asked him to take some pictures. He

joyfully spent the rest of the time before the game running around and snapping some candid images. Looking back at the photos I saw tailgating through Audie’s eyes. Go Yotes!

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At its seventh annual disbursement meeting held in late October, the board of directors of the Ralph Smeed Foundation, Caldwell, approved grants totaling more than $1 million. State of Idaho grant recipients include: Blazing Hope Youth-Family Ranch, Caldwell, for irrigation system; Salvation Army, Caldwell, for general operating funds, a music program and maintenance needs on Army building; Grace Lutheran Church, Caldwell, for reader board in memory of Dan Symms; Greenleaf Friends Academy, Greenleaf, for funding of school lunch program and for curriculum development; Idaho Freedom Foundation, Boise, for general operating expenses and staff expansion; Idaho Prayer Fellowship, Boise, to assist with expenses for the annual Idaho Prayer Breakfast; Mentoring Network, Nampa, to aid with instruction and guidance for students in districts in Canyon and Owyhee counties; Nampa Christian Schools, Nampa, for development of a free enterprise course at the school; Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, for curriculum and instructor expenses for a free-market based economics course at the school; Treasure Valley Community College, Caldwell, for tuition assistance, instructor costs and course material for a freemarket economics course at the school; While Pine Foundation, Eagle, for costs associated with its liberty and entrepreneurism summer seminar held at the Capitol in Boise. Nationally funds were approved for organizations in keeping with Smeed Foundation guidelines

supporting patriotism, entrepreneurship, limited government, non-statism and private property rights. Flags for Vets, Auburn, Ala., for installation of flags, flag poles and a solar light at a veteran’s residence; Foundation for Economic Education, Atlanta, Ga., for free enterprise seminars, publication of liberty-oriented books and social media outreach; Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington, Va., for videos and social media program geared toward high school and college students emphasizing freedom and liberty; Libertas Institute, Lehi, Utah, for work with Idaho educators to teach free-market ideas including lesson plans and teaching strategies; Reason Magazine, Los Angeles, to partner with the magazine in sponsoring a John Stossel series communicating the benefits of free minds and free markets; Torch of Freedom Foundation, Dripping Springs, Texas, for an Idaho Patriot Academy summer seminar emphasizing to students that legislation and decision-making should be Constitution-based. Rick Coffman, Caldwell, foundation chairman, said all recipients must be 501 (c)(3) organizations and the grant requests reflect Smeed’s directions in creating the foundation to “encourage the spirit of free enterprise, private property rights, market capitalism and individual initiative.” Smeed, a Caldwell businessman and noted libertarian, died in 2010. Per his wishes, the foundation is to be liquidated within 10 years of its creation.

Disabled American Veterans Carrie L. French Chapter 1 Meeting The Disabled American Veterans Carrie L. French – Chapter #1 will be meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at the Caldwell Train Depot, 701 Main Street, Caldwell. Please plan to attend and bring a guest for a special presentation on the American Constitution by Senator Jim Rice. Jim Rice graduated from Melba High School, attended Brigham Young University and earned his law degree from William Howard Taft University in California. Jim and his wife, Tish, have eigh children and six great-grandchildren. Senator Rice serves as a precinct committeeman and a volunteer member of the Caldwell Schools Policy Committee.

Idaho Governor Butch Otter appointed Rice on March 1, 2012. Rice then won the May 15, 2012 Republican Primary election with 1,987 votes (68.8%), and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 7,706 votes (61.2%). Senator Rice is the Vice Chairman of the Local Government and Taxation Committee, and also sits on the Agricultural Affairs Committee and the Transporation Committee.

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Church donates much needed pantry supplies by Mindy Scott, editor to local domestic violence shelter Last month, I was honored to be the person to hear about the needs at Hope’s Door for food and household supplies. I reached out to Harvest Life Church, Nampa, to assess their interest in helping as our local domestic shelter, Hope’s Door, here in Caldwell serves the ENTIRE treasure valley. They feed an average of 60 individuals per month. Through their generous donation of $250 much was purchased and delivered to the shelter. If at any time you are interested in dropping off any canned goods, easy to prepare meals, toiletries, laundry soap, or other household goods please do so by contacting Kim Deugan at 208.459.6330. Every donation, whether it be one canned good or a cart full, is much appreciated and provides assistance to those in need.


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and this was an opportunity to make a difference. Optimist past president Chris Allgood said “ Heritage Community Charter School is a valuable part of our community and we are happy to support the wonderful work they do for our kids.” The Optimist Club is dedicated to making a difference in Caldwell and are always looking for new members that would like to be a part of this amazing club.

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On October 5th, 2017 the Caldwell Optimist Club presented Heritage Community Charter School with a check for $1,000. Earlier this year music teacher Christi Cooper made a presentation to the Caldwell Optimist Club explaining that the school had a shortage of band instruments and how important it was to give the kids an opportunity to play music. It is the mission of the Optimist Club to support the kids of our community

Soroptimist hosted their annual spaghetti feed fundraiser October 27th. Everyone who attended had a great time and the event was the most successful the club has had in all the past years. They would like to say thank you to everyone who attended and donated to the silent auction. The club will be able to help many young women with the earnings. Live’s will be improved and changed because of your love!

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Dutch Bros Coffee Opens A New Location

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Dutch Bro has just opened at a new location here in Caldwell on Franklin Rd.(across from Burger King). Owners, Andrew and Shayna Randall, now have five locations in Canyon County. When Manager Trey Perkins was asked what makes Dutch Bro unique from other coffee shops he enthusiastically replied, “ Working here is truly like being in a family. I just love the tiny details. The culture at Dutch Bro makes it a great place to work. The owners pour into us managers life skills, love, and how to serve others. We in turn are able to pour into our staff the same qualities”. The owners encourage their employees to pursue their own passions as well as come to work everyday and leave their problems at the door. The Dutch bro creed is what they live by and it creates the fun loving atmosphere. These coffee servers are not your average baristas but rather--” BROistas”. They go above and beyond to give you a wonderful

llove filled experience when ordering your favorite drink. The business raises and grows leadership in people. There are many avenues that make a business great. They specifically try to use each persons talents and let them shine whether they are social media gurus, videographers, photographers, or excel at Human Resources. The company’s intelligence doesn’t stop with its culture. They are also financially smart. Currently open from 5am-11pm and plan to become 24 hours as the need arises. All Dutch Bros operate consistently the same so that you can have an enjoyable experience every time at each location. Currently, Dutch Bros can be found in seven different states. With hopes to continue their expansion. Having this new business here provides more opportunities for many individuals, including college students, as they hire part time employees. There are over 250 employees that can transfer or cover shifts throughout the stores. As a coffee lover myself I have found this Dutch Bros to be a great location. The staff is very friendly ,smiling, happy and genuine. The latte I had was so good! This is what keeps the customers coming back. I’d like to congratulate all those at Dutch Bros and thank you for your service to our community.

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Maternity Care in a Developing World Setting

My heart is torn in two directions as I visit my friend Jhun who lives on the local landfill. I am saddened by the conditions that she lives in and the poverty that surrounds her, and yet I am uplifted as I see her living out her choice to choose joy in the midst of adversity.

Jhun spends her days rummaging through trash, hoping to find bottles, cans or plastic to be recycled. She spends her whole day outside toiling in the relentless sun and heat. If she is able to make the equivalent of 1 USD she considers it a successful day and she is able to buy some rice and vegetables and possibly a bit of fish for her children’s dinner. I met Jhun when I was going door to door passing out children’s vitamin’s that were donated by a generous group of naturopathic physicians. She is now coming to our clinic for prenatal care and plans to deliver in our clinic as well. This is her fifth pregnancy and it will be the first time she has a trained birth attendant to assist her during her time of need. I know the numbers well. I share them with others when

teaching about the desperate need for more midwives around the world. But the numbers become real when you have a lady standing before you. When you have seen her home and played with her children. Jhun came to the clinic severely anemic and I am so thankful for the donations that have allowed us to stock iron as well as prenatal vitamins. With a steady supply of supplements and education about natural sources of iron, Jhun was able to dramatically increase her hemoglobin level, which will greatly reduce her risk of excessive bleeding at the time of delivery. This is important because hemorrhage is the number one cause of maternal mortality in countries such as the Philippines. I am so thankful that we were able to help keep Jhun from becoming part of that statistic. Sometimes I am

Caldwell First Baptist Church

God is on the move at Caldwell First Baptist Church! A little over a year ago Senior Pastor Dick Shaw resigned after almost 40 years of serving Christ for CFBC. At this point in time most churches reaction would be to just “hold down the fort” until a new Lead Pastor is hired, but not CFBC. This last June, Aaron and Melissa Weil became CFBC’s “Church Missionaries” to the Caldwell area. As one CFBC church members stated, “When God opens a door, even if it is not our timing, we need to walk through it.” The Weils are the Outreach Directors for CFBC supported by people within and outside of the CFBC Family. Evangelism is nothing new for the Weils. Aaron grew up touring with his family performing Gospel Bluegrass music all over the nation. Since 2009, Aaron Michael Weil along with Melissa started touring the nation with Contemporary Christian Music giving concerts and speaking in churches, Bible Camps, Retreats, Youth Conferences, etc. The Weils have always been ready for the adventures God has for them.

Aaron has been honored with being able to play at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, performing the opening concert for Ricky Skaggs, along with winning many awards, such as “Idaho’s Got Talent 2016”. On top of Aaron having a heart for the Lord and being a very gift worship leader, Aaron is also one of the most skilled and fastest guitar pickers you will ever see! Caldwell First Baptist Church is proud to announce that they will be hosting “The Bar -G Wranglers” Live In Concert on Friday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. as the first fundraiser for CFBC’s New Outreach Program. The Bar G Wranglers Western band was formed in 1998 by Russ Eacker, a former member of the Bar J Wranglers out of Jackson Hole, Wyo. The group’s winter and spring members include Eacker (bass fiddle and vocals), Layne Benson (lead guitar and vocals), Seth Weil (fiddle, vocals and yodeler), Cassy Weil (rhythm guitar and vocals) and Jay Evans (rhythm guitar and vocals). They have a very busy summer season at Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill in Bryce Canyon

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City, Utah. They perform from May 1 through October 15, seven nights a week. During their summer season, the Wranglers are joined by Seth’s father, Mike (bass fiddle and vocals), and his brother Aaron (guitar picker, yodeler and vocals). The Wranglers’ list of performances include the 2002 Winter Olympics, alternating nights with the Osmonds, the Western Legends Round-up, the Canyon Country Western Music Festival, and many other events both near and far. We are pleased to be having Seth, Mike, Aaron & Cassy from the Bar -G Wranglers with us at CFBC. During the night of the fundraiser, there will also be a raffle, live auction and a ceremony for honoring all of our Veterans. For Tickets please call CFBC at 208-4594614 or feel free to call the Event Coordinator, Melissa at 218-686-3257.

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overwhelmed by the sheer need surrounding me. Then I am comforted as I remember the words of Mother Teresa, “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you. “

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Page 10 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Scientists have researched and linked taking a vacation or simply doing things outside of our daily schedule (such as taking a new route home) as a means of literally healing parts of our heart. While I can’t see the inside of my organs currently, I definitely experienced a shift in my perspective on life and my attitude on daily living. The newly gained appreciation II have for my family is priceless; life without them just isn’t as fun.

Stepping away from the daily grind

I gained this deeper sense of appreciation after I took the opportunity I was given to attend a ladies retreat up in McCall. It was my first time visiting McCall. What I enjoyed most about the area were all the trees and mountains. The nature scene reminded me of where I grew up. I definitely went outside of my comfort zone and went without my family. While attending with a group of ladies in which I knew

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only 1% I was able to meet many new faces. The most adventurous thing I did was get on the ski lift and ride to the top of Brundage mountain for a time of worship. I was giggling at first at the thought of my children seeing me on this marvelous contraption. However, motion sickness set in a few minutes prior to the ride concluding and the fun wore off. I was ready to be feet first on the ground again. Being that high off the

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ground provides a sensational perspective on the world around us and exactly how small we are. After the 3rd night of rest and relaxation I was more than ready to return home to the hussle and bussle of raising a healthy, active young family. While away, I had plenty of time to think in the quiet of the outdoors and the remote cabins. My days passed by slowly as not much was required of

me and my daily duties were reduced to simply taking care of myself. During my free time, I tried my hand at painting and found I really enjoyed it. I was also able to take a long walk in the woods and ponder many areas of my own life- where I’ve come from, where I am now, and where I dream to go. It was quite therapeutic to sit in solitude and observe nature in such a way as to capture it on paper. What a gift that was!

Let Your Gratitude Parent You

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Just a quick thank you to everyone for their calls, visits, emails and texts in support of our family right now. At this time Michael is getting ready for his second trip to Seattle for his Interleukin 2 treatment for his kidney cancer. UW Hospital staff are thrilled by his response to the treatment at this point. A special thank you to my best friend Iris for helping with the kids when I have felt trapped under an elephant maintaining two jobs, two businesses and the three kids still home. Thank you again. May God keep you and yours. I know you have been a blessing to ours. Hugs all around!

by Mindy Scott, Caldwell Perspective Editor

The Roman philosopher Cicero wrote, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Some call it the power of conscious gratitude. It has the ability to turn one’s marriage into a bliss, break the bondage of materialism, and become the key to a joyful life. Expressing our appreciation to another person has a huge impact on a relationship. Shaunti Feldhahn, a Harvardtrained social researcher, comes to conclusion that “A woman’s saying ‘Thank you’ to her man is the emotional equivalent of his saying ‘I love you’ to her.” Noticing his effort and sincerely thanking him will have a big impact on the husband’s overall happiness. In fact, 90% of all interviewed men admitted that “it deeply pleases me when she makes it clear that I make her happy”. It seems like a very simple action, but it does change the dynamic of relationship in a surprising way.

Financial contentment can be very freeing, especially in a society where we are constantly warned we will never be satisfied unless we have the latest innovation. But quite the contrary is true. The more we are content with our present situation, the more we are able to live within our income, the more likely we are to have financial peace of mind. Oprah Winfrey teaches, “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” This law of attraction undoubtedly works. Our gratitude has a way of aligning experiences and bringing right people into our lives. Most social scientists agree that the link between gratitude and joyful living is undeniable. We have the ability to change our reality by changing our perception of it. We can make a conscious decision to

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change out the lens and start seeing the world around us in a different light. Dr. Brene Brown who studies the secrets of wholehearted people says that “Happiness is attached to external situations and events and seems to ebb and flow as those circumstances come and go. Joy seems to be constantly tethered to our hearts by spirit and gratitude” (Brown, 2010, p 79). Moreover, she teaches that gratitude is not just our way of thinking, it is our way of doing. We practice gratitude by actually writing our blessings in a gratitude journal, by creating gratitude art, by making hard stops during the day and counting our blessings out loud. It is time to start living in the mindset of sufficiency, practicing the ability to be grateful and be satisfied with what we do have, and this will surely bring us true joy we so desire.

A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving: Tips to Lighten Up Your Favorite Recipes

by Jackie Amende, FCS Extension Educator-UI Extension Canyon County

Here is a serious Thanksgiving fact, people typically will eat 3,0005,000 calories just at their Thanksgiving meal alone. People often find themselves leaving the dinner table feeling a bit uncomfortable and fully satisfied. Although Thanksgiving is the longawaited “food” holiday that

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comes once-a-year, it doesn’t have to be a day that we must put our good health aside. The typical Thanksgiving dishes that are served during the holiday can be easily lightened up which is good for our taste buds and for our waistlines. Here are some helpful tips to lighten up your favorite Thanksgiving meals and side dishes: • Lighten up your favorite stuffing recipe by replacing half of the breadcrumb portion with various chopped vegetables. This will help cut a few calories and will also add more vitamins and minerals along with more fiber, which will help you feel fuller and satisfied longer. In addition, if you dry your own bread for the stuffing, use whole wheat bread instead of white bread to add even more fiber to the fan-favorite side dish. • Choosing whole wheat rolls to have sitting on the dinner table instead of the usual white rolls is a simple swap

that has a big pay-off. Whole wheat rolls, like the tip above, adds more fiber, vitamins, and minerals to your meal. • Try eliminating excess butter and salt in your typical vegetable side dishes. Use herbs and spices to provide all the flavor you need. Instead of having just the traditional corn and peas, try also adding some vegetables like squash, zucchini, and bell peppers that are already rich in flavor and can usually stand-alone without butter. • Choose to have low sugar beverages like fruit-infused water available instead of high sugar beverages like soda. • For those baked goods and deserts that come along after the main course, replace oil for non-fat Greek yogurt or applesauce in these recipes. This is typically a 1:1 ratio substitution and will provide added protein, less fat, and the same quality taste.

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When I was growing up, our family home didn’t have air conditioning. Still, we managed to survive – even on 100-degree plus days. My parent’s home was stucco and had a metal roof that reflected the sun. The stucco was an efficient insulator and the whole structure was shaded by some giant cottonwood trees. The house usually stayed fairly cool until the sun went down. The lack of air conditioning provided some entertainment. State Highway 69 went straight south from Meridian for eight miles before making a sharp 90-degree right turn about a quarter mile past our house. On hot summer nights, when my bedroom windows were open, vehicles -- often driven by folks who had spent too long at the Time for Two Tavern -- would blast pass our house. I could usually tell by the sound of the engine whether the driver was going to make the curve. More than a few didn’t. We were lucky in some respects. For many local families, the only air conditioning option was the screened porch. The screened porch was usually located on the front of the house. To seek at least some relief from the oppressive summer heat, occupants would gather on the porch. The screens kept the bugs at bay while allowing breezes to pass through. It wasn’t central air but it was better than nothing. We began married life in a house with a screened porch that was built about 1916 right across the street from the original Kuna High It has often been postulated that if women ran the world, diplomacy and words would outweigh war and weapons when it came to conflict resolution. Naomi Alderman puts that theory to the test in her newly released novel, The Power, by giving women literal power- the ability to create/control electricity with their bodies. Theories abound about how young women developed the ability to use electricity at will,

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School. On the night men first walked on the Moon, we wheeled our 19-inch black and white Magnavox TV out on the porch and watched the event. The school is gone now but the house (and porch) are still in pretty good shape. Screened porches were common before World War II but they often disappeared. Most houses built in that period had two bedrooms. Families often wound up with more kids than bedrooms. The accepted solution to this problem was to make the porch into a third bedroom. This was usually accomplished by nailing boards or plywood or canvas over the screens. The new walls were seldom insulated and the bedroom was unheated. Normally, the girls got the real bedroom and the boys were relegated to the porch. In the winter, if it got really cold, bricks were heated on the stove, wrapped in blankets and put under the covers to warm things up a little. Turning the screened porch into a bedroom meant there was no longer a place to enjoy the cool evening breezes in the summer. It was usually hotter on the enclosed porch than it was in the regular bedrooms. Still, I don’t remember ever hearing of anyone dying from sleeping on an enclosed porch – summer or winter. Closing in the porch meant the front door of the house became a bedroom door. That wasn’t a big deal because most rural families considered the kitchen door in the rear of the house the “front door” anyway.

Best Seller Book Review by Michelle Ross but regardless of how it came about, it started with young women and was passed on to their mothers, and soon most women were able to manipulate electricity, creating a new balance of power in the world. While the majority of women went on with their lives as usual, some are less restrained in their uses of the power and advocate for an overthrow of the current patriarchal society. Suddenly, it is men who feel uncomfortable walking alone on dark streets at night. It is men who struggle to be taken seriously in dialogs


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about meaningful topics. It is men who are the weaker sex. The Power follows several women who are on the forefront of these changes: one who turns it into a quasi-religion, one who uses the powers to push along her political career, one who wants to shore up her family’s less-than-legal businesses, and one who aims to create a new matriarchal nation. These women’s stories weave around and through each other, giving readers a glimpse into the possibilities of this brave new world.

“It doesn’t matter that she shouldn’t, that she never would. What matters is that she could if she wanted. The power to hurt is a kind of wealth.”- The Power by Naomi Alderman

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The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream by Christina Dodd

Christina Dodd, internationally known romance/ suspense writer, is a graduate of Boise State University. Currently, she lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband. Ms. Dodd has published over 50 novels, many of which have been translated into 27 different languages. The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream was written by an accomplished author. Her characters are very vivid and

unique, well rounded from the beginning. The story begins with the introduction of a mute woman, her abusive husband and an abusive stranger. After this opening, the story segues to the new sheriff, a woman, of a small town, much like Caldwell. This is the tourist town, Virtue Falls. The story is fast paced and hard to put down. This is the ninth book in the Virtue Falls series. This book is obviously the work of a true professional. I would recommend it to an adult

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Thanksgiving on Sunnyslope Wine Trail Mark your calendars November 24th-26th. Be thankful for Thanksgiving Weekend on the Sunnyslope Wine Trail! After the hubbub of planning, cooking and family gathering come out to Sunnyslope for this weekend long open house. Each winery will be offering something unique and festive for your to enjoy! Tasting fees may apply and are set by the individual wineries. Please use a designated driver: DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. With this past growing season was a strain on our local wine community make sure to support our beautiful wine region!

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LOCAL DIRT PERSPECTIVE November?? Already? Oh my where did the season go? It’s been nice to have this long additional warm and beautiful weather. We are truly blessed to live in Idaho. So I hope you have not wasted it totally outside having fun, winter is a coming and there’s no stopping it. You’ll not want to be working your garden in two feet of snow like last year, do ya? Yes Farmers Almanac says we should have a very similar year as last year and it could start mid November as did last year. These last few weekends I’ve been picking up my grass clippings along with the leaves as I cut my lawn shorter and shorter and will continue to mow short until the grass doesn’t need mowing or the snow flies. I then take my clippings and spread them in the garden and work it in the soil as deep

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as I can. Remember leaving debris on the surface only gives a hiding place for bugs to winter over. Leave your garden as clean and worked in as possible. While you are mowing you should be running some fuel stabilizer in the fuel so that when you are done for the season both the mower and gas tank will protected for the winter, ( more on putting your equipment away next month.) I hope you have blown out your sprinklers by now or have a plan to do so, an ounce of prevention. Most don’t realize but if they have a decent air compressor in their home shop they can blow their own sprinklers out themselves. You only need to get about 60% of the water out of the system if you have a poly system ( that black rubbery pipe) and turn off and drain your main lines,

remove filters and crack open ball valves at a 45 degree angle this lets any condensation a place to go if there is any. I would even leave your clock running, it won’t hurt anything. Over the winter months we’ll discuss pruning and planning your garden, but in the meantime tell me how things went in your yard or garden. Were any of my suggestions helpful? Where do you need help? What would you like to know? You can email me at I hope all of you have marvelous family gathering over Thanksgiving and remember all the people you’ve been blessed with. Until next time, Pat

Growing a $20,000 Tree?

When you drive across Southern Idaho, there is one thing that sticks out: The lack of trees in the area! Trees add much to our quality of life. Research has shown that neighborhoods with more trees have lower crime rates, are safer, and have higher property values. Trees have many other benefits as well. Wind breaks as well as barriers for snow, sound, privacy, shade, recreation, and beauty are among just a few. Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife, they can lower your energy consumption (saving as much as $250 a year on your energy bills), they can prevent water erosion, and help in soil conservation as well. If you live in Idaho, you know the importance of keeping the soil in place on those windy days! Trees can also play an important role in the environment by filtering pollutants from water as it percolates through the soil and help prevent storm water runoff from destroying property. In the city of Boise, it is estimated trees save the

city roughly $96,000 a year in storm water runoff and pollution filtering! Trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Now imagine what a few trees can do for your property. A single mature landscape tree can be worth $20,000 or more and 20% of your property value is determined by the landscape. One of the reasons for the lack of trees is the harsh growing environment in Southern Idaho. Trees have a lot of factors to overcome if they are going to survive. Lack of precipitation, poor soil conditions, extreme temperatures, wildlife browsing, human caused damage, and a few disease and insect problems all make growing certain trees a challenge. The best way to overcome this is to follow the Idaho Friendly Landscape Principle # 1: The Right Plant for the Right Place! While there are some very popular trees that do not do well in our area, such as ash, birch, or maple, there are some that do very well and are underutilized. The University of

Idaho has several resources for people interested in growing trees that do perform well and add the benefits of trees to their property. One is a publication called “Trees for Southwestern Idaho Landscapes: Selection and Irrigation.” It is available free of charge from your local University of Idaho Extension Office or online at www.cals. BUL884.pdf The University of Idaho Extension in Canyon County also offers a resource called “Seedlings for Conservation”. This resource is available to all residents of Southern Idaho! Seedlings for Conservation provides seedling grasses, perennials, shrubs, and trees to landowners interested in using the plant material for conservation purposes! Contact the University of Idaho Extension Office in Canyon County at 208459-5003 or visit https://www. canyon/horticulture for more information.

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November 2017

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Foreign Exchange Program Ayusa, is a non-profit high school foreign exchange program. Our goal, is to build global families and relationships while spreading awareness and acceptance. We do this through support of diversity and cultural awareness which extends to families, schools, and communities. Ayusa is an academic program, but it truly can become so much more. Opening our home and hearts to exchange students has been a life changing experience, especially to my 4 little boys who forever have foreign “siblings’ all over the world. My children are young, ages 1 to 8 years old and we have hosted students from Spain, Germany, Mexico, Thailand, South Korea and the Netherlands. Ayusa works with students from over 60 countries from ages 15 to 18. They attend school in a local community through a J-1 Visa for either a semester or academic year. My purpose and intent as a local community representative is always to help families select the right match so they truly can gain a global family. I provide support to the school, exchange student, and host family to help them over come any cultural differences, and also act as a mentor and guide throughout the year. While the students are here local in the community they give back by volunteering, sharing their culture, raise awareness of global issues and take learned knowledge back home to help make the world a little smaller,

once placement and person at a time. Ayusa is always accepting applications for host families to welcome a student into their home. We already have applications for the 2018/2019 school year for the next group of students, who will one day lead the next generation. Knowing we have been a part in shaping who these young individuals become by welcoming them into our homes to help make their dreams come true is such a reward in itself. Not only do we get the privilege of exposing our children to other cultures, we also get to see our students grow over the years after they leave our home. By hosting exchange students we hope to share global acceptance one student at a time. We get to teach our children first hand that regardless of race, religion, income status, social status, or gender every single person matters and deep down we are all the same. By hosting exchange students, we get to spread and receive love, and acceptance! To learn more about our company and apply to become a host family visit our website at AYUSA.ORG. I personally can be reached with any questions or inquires at RSANCHEZ@AYUSA.ORG. I safely can say on behalf of my family hosting exchange students has brought our family closer together, gotten us through tougher times, and over all made us better people by seeing these young individuals discover a new culture and way of life.

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NOVEMBER 17th, 2017 6 PM

DINNER ABOVE THE LIGHTS Treasure Valley Community College 205 S. 6th Avenue, Caldwell

our boys welcoming back Finn for the summer, the first student we hosted. He came back after his exchange year to spend 5 weeks with us, and then I traveled to Germany and stayed with his family for 2 weeks.

Adult tickets: $30 pre-order • $35 at the door Children 12 and younger: $15 pre-order • $20 at the door

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Luuk, our current student at our boys football practice. One is of some students volunteering at my sons preschool

an event of food, fun and lights! Join us for a catered dinner, silent auction, raffle and much more above the annual Winter Wonderland festival. This event will help support the Mayor’s Youth Council and Caldwell High Peer Court. To order tickets call 208.455.6866 or purchase tickets via our Facebook page @tvccCaldwell Treasure Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Human Resources Director located in the Student Services Center on the south side of the Four Rivers Cultural Center building, email HR@tvcc. cc or call (541) 881-5838 or TTY (541) 881-2723.

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November 2017

Mayor Nancolas, St. Luke’s staff promote health on walk with Washington School Students were joined by St. Luke’s doctors, nurses and staff who work in Canyon County. The health-care providers chatted with the students and helped to reinforce the mayor’s message about the benefits of walking at school and at home. Before starting laps on the playground, Nancolas talked with the kids about physical activity and how walking helps with academics and their mental wellbeing. “Walking is so important in so many ways,” he said. “Did you know that your brain works better “Family Owned & Operated Since 1963” when you exercise?” Nancolas is among 47 mayors who laced up their sneakers for this year’s walking challenge. More than 100 schools across southern Idaho are registered. Last year, 25 mayors logged over 10,783,401 steps and walked 179 times with their elementary schools. Seventytwo schools participated in last year’s challenge. This annual event is sponsored by “A Lifetime of Memories...A Single Act of Love” High Five, the Blue Cross of Idaho Large Display & Selection, Custom Artwork & Design, Monument Foundation for Health, St. Luke’s Health Cleaning, Monument Restoration, Signs, Rock Lettering System and the Idaho Dairy Council. For 1115 N. Illinois Avenue, Caldwell, Idaho a 208-454-9532 more information, please see https:// or contact Courtney Frost

by Amy Stahl

Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas walks the talk when it comes to championing good health. He is inspiring hundreds of Caldwell kids to get active during visits to 30 elementary schools in October for the fourth annual Mayor’s School Walking Challenge. On Oct. 11, he walked with about 50 third graders at Caldwell’s Washington Elementary School. They

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Washington PE teacher Ashley Green has known Mayor Nancolas since she was a child. They enjoyed their walk with kids on the playground.

Emergency room physician Justin Hamaker encourages the Washington School kids with high five’s as they walk/run on the playground.

Caldwell High Begins New Ag Program

by Rob King

Caldwell High started a new agriculture program this school year. The last time the school had an agriculture program was in the 1960’s. Since the Caldwell community has many agribusinesses and agriculture is such an essential part of the Canyon County economy, it seemed like the time was right to offer an agriculture program again. Kaycee Scherger is the new agriculture teacher. She was raised on a cattle ranch in Wyoming and moved to Idaho this summer. There are almost Kaycee Scherger 200 students enrolled in her agriculture classes. The classes offered this semester are Introduction to Agricultural Industry and Introduction to Agricultural Education. Other courses that will be offered in future semesters are Introduction to Agricultural Plant Industry, Applied Greenhouse and Nursery Management, and Forestry and Wildlife Management. Kaycee hopes to have a greenhouse installed by next semester. There are 15 students already participating in the FFA program after school, and Kaycee expects those numbers to grow. There has been widespread support for the agriculture program from the Caldwell agriculture community. Kaycee is very grateful for the support she has received from the Caldwell agriculture community. She welcomes others who would like to participate on the agriculture advisory committee or provide support for the agriculture program at Caldwell High in some other way. You can contact Kaycee at

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Eugene Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

presented by Rathbone Warwick Investments, Toni Pimble Artistic Director

December 5, 2017 • 7 PM • Jewett Auditorium December 6, 2017 • 7 PM • Jewett Auditorium Adults: $35, $30, $25 Students: $25, $20, $25

A family favorite! This heart-warming tale of friendship and adventure is a standard holiday fare for many area families!

December 7, 2017 • 1 & 6 PM • Jewett Auditorium All the wonders of the Nutcracker in a small shell. This one-hour show features all of Act 1 and selected dances from Act 2. Bring the entire family!

Clara’s Tea Party

presented by The City of Caldwell

December 5, 2017 • 5:30 PM • Langroise Recital Hall December 6, 2017 • 5:30 PM • Langroise Recital Hall December 7, 2017 • 11:30 AM, 2 PM, 4:30 PM & 7 PM

Grab your tiaras and tutus for this red carpet event! Treats, crafts and special visit by the dancers. $6 All ages.

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Wednesday, November 29th TVCC will be hosting a scholarship writing workshop free and open to the community, 205 S. 6th Ave. The workshop will focus on how to write a scholarship winning essay, how to search and find scholarships please email





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Packers Sanitation Services, Inc., a contract cleaner of food processing facilities is currently seeking applicants for 3rd shift sanitation at our Kuna, ID location. Position starting pay is $11.50 per hour. Company benefits paid vacations & holidays. Group health/ dental/vision/life insurance & 401(k) available. You can apply contacting PSSI’s recruitment line at 844-3497774.

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