November 2018 Caldwell Perspective

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Edition 47 l NOVEMBER 2018


by Tammy Dittenber


Living With Grace, Goodness, and Cancer

Michael Hensel and Carol Penner are smart, witty, faithfilled, fun, lovers of life, their families and their communities. They both also have metastatic cancer. When I had the idea for this article, I wanted to make certain readers don’t walk away feeling pity or sadness. Neither Carol nor Michael want that, and this story needs to be about the miracle of the spirit, the awesomeness of modern medicine, the fact that when we meet someone, we have no idea the weight they may be carrying in their hearts, and gratitude and thanksgiving; especially gratitude and thanksgiving. Carol Penner is in her “mid-seventies” and was diagnosed with Carcinoid syndrome seventeen years ago. Cancer started in her small intestine and metastasized to her liver soon after. She has had surgery and a complete bowel resection. She has taken shots of cancer fighting medicine, first two shots twice a day at a lower dosage and now a shot once every month. She has never missed an appointment and she knows she has lived seventeen years with cancer and will likely die with, but not of cancer. Carol is my next door neighbor and my dear friend. She is a spitfire full of one liners and puns and nearly always has a smile on her face. She retired from a middle school

hot lunch program and she makes a mean bread pudding, which she freely shares with her carb loving neighbor. Michael was diagnosed with renal cell cancer five years ago, November 15th. His cancer started in his right kidney and his left ureter. He had surgery, and for a while, no cancer showed. About eighteen months in, a scan showed spots on Michael’s pancreas. A biopsy revealed it was his renal cell cancer metastasized. Since then, he has had his pancreas and spleen and part of his intestine removed. He had a clean CT scans for another period of time and then it was discovered he had cancer on his hip. Michael was advised that renal cell cancer responds to the same treatments that melanoma does. He was offered the opportunity to travel to Seattle for Interleukin II infusions. Interleukin II is a type of cytokine signaling molecule that regulates white blood cells responsible for immunity. An oncologist at Mountain States Tumor Institute in Nampa had a mentor from University of Washington who is a leading physician in the use of Interleukin II in treating renal cell cancer. Michael’s renal cell is the first case his oncologists know of to metastasize to a pancreas. The Seattle infusions were long and arduous, and hard on Michael’s body. He’d be infused for a week,

have a week off, and receive infusion again for a week. He stated they basically infuse until the body simply starts to shut down and has had all it can stand. The infusions were successful at first and doctors noticed the spot on his abdomen had shrunk and looked to be disappearing. However, after a second set of infusions in Seattle, nothing had changed. That was in February of 2018. About that same time, the FDA approved a new treatment for the cancer Michael has. He receives a daylong infusion every three weeks. These infusions, while invasive, are easier on him that the Interleukin was, and they are given locally. Michael was scheduled for a CT scan the afternoon of the day we met for this interview. CT scans are days looked at with mixed emotions. The scan may show there have been no changes. It may show his cancer has grown or spread. It may show the treatments are shrinking his renal cells. Michael is hopeful and optimistic and courageous. He is also scared. He didn’t tell me that, but I am scared for him, so I know he must feel fear to a degree. Carol was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since her marriage to Bob Penner, she has gone to his church, a Baptist Church in Caldwell near her home. She talked

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openly of how her faith has been a sustaining factor in her seventeen year journey with cancer. She said Jesus has shed His grace on her and He is her salvation. Carol has seen much precious life in seventeen years; grandchildren, great grandchildren, and she has seen Bob through his own health struggles. Michael spoke of those he met in Seattle at the University of Washington Medical Center, some children and some in their nineties. He said he prayed for others, feeling as though if someone deserved a miracle, it was not him. He also acknowledged the power of the prayers others have said on his behalf. He said he knows there is power in those prayers because of the tender mercies and miracles along the way. He said his faith has been a constant to carry him through. Michael spoke of his nine year old son, Audie, and the joys of watching him grow up. Michael will have had cancer for five years in a few short weeks. He knows he may always have cancer in his body. But his gratitude transcends his doubts and his faith is bigger than his fear. When asked what they would want readers to know about their walk with cancer, Carol simply said “God is good”. Michael spoke of the intercessory prayers on his behalf and how critical and powerful they have been.

Both Carol and Michael, at very different places in their lives, know that the next scan could show cancer spread, and change the course of life. But they also know that modern medicine, world class physicians, new treatments, research, faithful adherence to treatment, prayer and miracles, could give them another precious day and a thousand more after that. My hope is that readers take away from Michael Hensel and Carol Penner, that one never knows what the next person he encounters is carrying around. We may know their smile, the sparkle in their eyes, the detail with which then attend to our tax preparation, or oil change, or that they make a mean bread pudding. We know only the surface we see. There are thousands of metastatic cancer patients walking around living life, loving their families, serving their communities, waiting tables, or taking care of others, who feel only gratitude for the miracle of another day or week or year. This is a story of Thanksgiving. We are here to lift the load of another, to hold hands that hang down, and to be prayer sender or the prayer answerer every chance we get. Knowing Carol and Michael makes me a better person. I am grateful for the miracle each one of them is.


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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.

EVERY MONDAY: 5:15 PM Meet Me Mondays, Caldwell Rec Center Nov 6 11:30 am Ambassador Committee, Golden Corral-Nampa Nov 6

1:30 pm Education Committee, Sterry Board Room, C of I

Nov 7 11:45 am Agri-Business Committee Mtg, Stewarts Bar & Grill Nov 9

8:30 am Travel & Tourism Committee, Chamber Office

Nov 12 12:00 am Transportation Committee, Acapulco Nov 13 11:15 am Noonbreak Luncheon, Simplot Dining Hall, C of I Nov 15 4:30 pm Business After hours, Prestige Assisted Living Nov 15 12:00 pm Gov’t Affairs Committee, Golden Dragon Resturant Nov 28 8:00 am Coffee Connect, Lenity Senior Living Please plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak Luncheon, November 13th at 11:15 a.m., Simplot Dining Hall, C of I. Call the Chamber of Commerce to RSVP.

Black Friday

November 1 10:30 AM: Technology Basics, Library. 6:30 PM: YMCA Safety Seminar: Choking, Library. November 2 9 AM: Greenleaf Friends Academy Annual Country Christmas Bazaar, 20565 N. Academy Road, Greenleaf, ID 83626 5:30 PM: Craft & Conversation at Rubaiyat. 6 PM: Procession of Catrinas, A day of the dead celebration at the Caldwell Luxe Reel Theater Plaza on the corner of Arthur and South 9th Ave. 6-8 PM. November 3 2 PM: Pokémon Club, Library. 3 AM: Science Forum at Rubaiyat. November 5 5:15 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, A Family Friendly Free Weekly Walk/Run Program. 6 PM: Holiday String Art, College of Idaho Campus, 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave., Caldwell. 5 PM: Computer Basics: Word Processing, Library. November 6 8Am-8PM: Election Day at Canyon County Elections Office 1:30 PM: Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Free Workshop, at the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall. November 7 4:30 PM: After School Fun: Building, Library. 6:30 PM: Adulting 101: Spotting Fake News, Library. November 8 10:30 AM: Puppet Show, Library.

November 8 (continued) 2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read, Library. 6 PM: Kids Cook with Books, “A Turkey for Thanksgiving” by Eve Bunting, for ages 4-8yrs, $10/ per class/per child. 6:30 PM: Healing with Holiday Herbs and Spices, College of Idaho Campus, 7 PM: Canyon County Assistance League Open House, Caldwell Train Depot. November 9 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library. 10 AM: Caldwell Holiday Craft Bazaar, O’Connor Field House. 6 PM: Readings at Rubaiyat. November 10 8 AM: Rake up Caldwell, Caldwell City Hall 411 Blaine St., (Don’t forget to bring your rake and gloves.) 10 AM: Caldwell Holiday Craft Bazaar, O’Connor Field House. 11 AM: Yotes WSWIM vs. South Western Oregon CC (Scrim), Caldwell. 11 AM: Yotes MSWIM vs. South Western Oregon CC (Scrim), Caldwell. 11 AM: Ice Rink/Ribbon Grand Opening, Weather Permitting, Skate Passes and Skate Rental available at the plaza. Indian Creek Plaza, 120 S. Kimball Ave. Caldwell. November 11 11 AM: Veterans Day Celebration, Caldwell Veteran’s Memorial Hall 1101 Cleveland Blvd. 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Armistice!

November 11 (continued) 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. Rates &Rentals at November 12 Veterans Day Caldwell Public Library Closed 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. 5:15 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, A Family Friendly Free Weekly Walk/Run Program. 7 PM: Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency Meeting, 110 S 5th Ave., CPD Community Room. November 13 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. 2 PM: Homeschool Book Club, Library. 6 PM: Ice Fishing, Outdoor Class, College of Idaho Campus, 6:30 PM: Card Making for the Holidays, College of Idaho Campus, 7 PM: Make it, Craft it, Library. 7 PM: Yotes MBB vs. Northwest Nazarene, Caldwell. November 14 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. 11:15 AM: Early STEAM Day, Library. 5:30pm: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club: 5:30 PM-Dinner, 6 PMMeeting @ Mr. V’s, 407 N. 10th Ave., Ray (208) 697-1357.

November 14 (continued) 6 PM: Youth Turkey Hoop Shoot Registration Deadline, Event will be held on Nov. 15th at Lewis & Clark Elementary, 6:00-7:00pm. $5 per participant. November 15 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. 4 PM: Teen Science Café, Library. 6 PM: Ice Fishing, Outdoor Class, College of Idaho Campus, 6:30 PM: Board of Trustees Meeting, Library. 6:30 PM: Holiday Craft, Library. 6:30 PM: Homemade Holiday Gifts: Treat Yourself and Your Friends, College of Idaho Campus, November 16 10 AM: Tai Chi, Library. 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. 2 PM: Crafters’ Club, Library. 5 PM: Yotes MBB vs. Multnomah vs. Embry-Riddle, Caldwell. 5 PM: Winter Wonderland, Indian Creek Plaza, Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in Downtown Caldwell with food, fun and the lighting of the Christmas tree and Indian Creek. 7 PM: Yotes MBB vs. Montana Tech, Caldwell. November 17 Cello Festival 2019, ages 14+, College of Idaho Campus, 9 AM: Idaho Child Care Reads, Library. 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. 2 PM: Dessert Swap, Library. 5 PM: Yotes MBB vs. Multnomah vs. Montana Tech, Caldwell. 6 PM: Caldwell Train Depot Open House, 701 Main St., Caldwell. 7 PM: Yotes MBB vs. EmbryRiddle (Ariz), Caldwell. 7:30PM: College of Idaho Langroise Trio Recital, works by Beethoven, Purcell, and Lenz. Langroise Recital Hall, CofI, Free Admission.

November 18 Cello Festival 2019, ages 14+, College of Idaho Campus, 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. November 19 Cello Festival 2019, ages 14+, College of Idaho Campus, 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. 5:15 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, A Family Friendly Free Weekly Walk/Run Program. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S 5th Ave., Caldwell. 7 PM: Computer Basics: Mobile Devices, Library. November 20 Cello Festival 2019, ages 14+, College of Idaho Campus, 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. 6:30 PM: Adult Board Games, Library. 6:30 PM: CPL Board Games, @ Flying M Coffeehouse. November 21 Cello Festival 2019, ages 14+, College of Idaho Campus,

November 21 (continued) 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. November 22 Library Closed Today Cello Festival 2019, ages 14+, College of Idaho Campus, 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. November 23 Library Closed Today 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. 12 PM: Plentiful Plate of Giving, Donate one non-perishable food item or toy half off of one all day skate pass @ Indian Creek Plaza. Limit one discount per item. 5 PM: Yotes MBB vs. E. Oregon vs. Montana Tech, Caldwell. 7 PM: Yotes MBB vs. Northwest Indian, Caldwell. November 24 12 PM – 8 PM: Ice Skating at Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell. 2 PM: Family Movie: The Incredibles 2 , Library. Calendar Continues on Page 4

Senior Center 208-459-0132 Every Monday: 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit and Fall Library • 208-459-3242 1 PM: Line Dancing 7 PM: Square Dancing Every Monday:(Except 5th,12th) Every Tuesday: 10:30 AM; Baby N’ Me 9 AM: Art Group 11:15 AM: Baby N’ Me 1 PM: Pinochle 4:30 PM: Gaming Mondays 4:30 PM: Bingo Every Tuesday:(Except 6th) Every Wednesday: 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Every Wednesday: Every Thursday: 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime 9 AM: Exercise Class 11:15 AM: Music & Movement 10 AM: Fit and Fall 4:30 PM: Afterschool Fun Every Friday: Every Thursday:(except 15th,22nd) 1 PM: Bingo 4 PM: Teen Thursday 6 PM: Community Dance

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Hello Caldwell! I’m pleased to be at your service! My name is Tammy Dittenber, and I will be covering Caldwell news, and editing the Caldwell Perspective, until Chantele kicks

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Caldwell Perspective-Excited To Announce New Editor-Tammy Dittenber

me out. I was born in Caldwell and lived here until I was 33. After a few years in Boise and Eagle, and twenty years in Middleton, my husband, daughter and I moved back to Caldwell in July of 2017. My parents and sisters live here, our youngest daughter attends the College of Idaho (GO YOTES), my husband is Director of the Caldwell Housing Authority, and the city of Caldwell is graven on our hearts! I was part of Caldwell when large department stores were the downtown places to shop (I worked at the Idaho Department Store and Model Market on 7th), and the downtown bustled. I was also here when the buildings emptied

and exodus left the City blighted and abandoned. I loved you through it all and had such high hopes. I feel nothing but excitement for what has already happened and what’s on the horizon! I routinely do happy dances upon hearing of the commitment, vision, and good works happening in our City. I believe in creating community, and I have a facebook page called Creating Community in Caldwell Idaho where I share my vision, as well as local current events. I am committed to Caldwell and I love sharing the great things that happen every day, right before our eyes, which often go unnoticed. My husband Mike and I have three children,

three granddaughters, and in our spare time (we never have spare time) we love dinners out, naps, and hitting a good movie on occasion. I believe in shopping where I live, so I try to patronize as many Caldwell businesses as I can. I am excited to be able to write some human interest stories, cover Caldwell service clubs, sharing projects and service opportunities, introduce new businesses, attend and report

on City Council meetings, and contribute to the Grace Corner as I can. If you have something you’d like to talk about or a story that needs told, you can contact me at editor@caldwellperspective. com. Please say hello when you see me around! I’m an introvert and a mingling failure, but if you speak up, I can carry on a decent conversation! Until then, practice gratitude and share your sparkle!

Boise Agility Runners and Climbers Club hold Fall agility Trial

The Boise Agility Runners and Climbers Club (BARC) will be holding its Fall North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC) competition on Friday-Sunday, November 9th, 10th, and 11th. Dogs and handlers competing in this event include regional, national and North American champions. Teams from the Treasure Valley and throughout the Northwest will be running over the duration of the weekend at the Canyon County Fairgrounds. The first dog will be on the start line at 8:30 a.m. and the competition continues throughout each day. Spectators are most welcome and admission is free. “Dog agility is all about building a bond with your dog, working as a team and having fun,” said Terry Lidral, who is a member of BARC and competes in agility with her 10 year old sheltie, Angie. “It’s a great way to keep your dog healthy and happy. There are different courses that offer different levels of challenges. There’s something for beginners as well as championship courses to challenge dogs and handlers who have reached a high level of skill.”

The purpose of the NADAC trials is to demonstrate the ability of dog and handler to work as a smoothly functioning team. The handler directs the dog through an obstacle course that consist of tunnels, weave poles, jumps, hoops and teeters without food, toys or hands-on direction. There are a variety of courses with differing obstacles and challenges for the handler. During the trial, BARC will be holding its annual benefit raffle. This year’s recipient of the raffle will be the Caldwell Police K9 Unit (CPK9). Funds will be used to assist the CPK9 in acquiring training equipment for their newly fenced in field in Caldwell. The equipment will not only be used for training, but will provide stress relieving recreation for the dogs that spend the majority of their time on duty riding around in cars. A meet and greet by the CPK9s is being planned for the event. Everyone is welcome to come and meet these very special dogs and their handlers. Please check out the BARC web site for times at

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November 25 12 PM: Plentiful Plate of Giving, Donate one non-perishable food item or toy half off of one all day skate pass @ Indian Creek Plaza. Limit one discount per item. November 26 5:15 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, A Family Friendly Free Weekly Walk/Run Program. 6:30 PM: Yoga of Sound: Learning Mantras to Meditate, College of Idaho Campus, 7 PM: Computer Basics: Library.

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November 27 6:30 PM: Crochet 101, Library. November 28 4:30 PM: Afterschool Fun: Slime!, Library. November 29 1 PM: Keto-Fast for Health, Library. 2 PM: Encore Theatre Carolers, Library. 4:30 PM: Rink Closure, The Ice Rink & Ribbon Will be closed to the public on Thursday, November 29 and 4:30 pm.

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Caldwell Fine Arts Festival Deadline

November 16 is fast approaching as the deadline for string and piano teachers to send in their CFA Music Festival Participation Fee. The $18 fee is discounted to $12 if received by November 16. Teachers can enter students their first year by paying only $6. See dates and contact information below. The Caldwell Fine Arts Music Festival is an annual event benefiting piano, violin, viola, and cello students and

their teachers. The festival has served the community since the early 1960s, when it was started by members of Caldwell Thursday Musicale. Caldwell Fine Arts has sponsored the festival since 2009. This non-competitive event for beginners through high school gives students an opportunity to perform polished pieces for a qualified adjudicator. One unique feature of this festival is that the judge is allowed time to interact with

each student in order to explain suggestions for improving technique and musicianship.

2019 Festival Dates:

November 16, 2018: Teacher fee deadline February 15, 2019: Student application deadline Saturday, March 2, 2019: Festival Day Sunday, March 17, 2019: Honor Recitals

Contact Peggy Miller for more information at

Yote Night On The Plaza

by Chantele Hensel, publisher

A crowd met at Indian Creek Plaza to for an evening to enjoy the company of College of Idaho students, alumni, and fans. The event included lifesized chess, jenga and yardzee games. Among the attendees were Colton and Carter Dibben, up and coming Yotes students. These boys don’t miss much if the Yote’s are behind an event or game they are there.

Photos by Dennis Hansen, proud grandpa


Yote fans: Colton & Carter Dibben enjoying some fun!

2018 Winter Coat Drive

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collected from October 1st through November 15th, 2018. WHAT: Coats in all sizes are needed as well as gloves, scarves, winter hats and warm blankets. CALDWELL DROP SITES Advocates Against Family Violence 1508 Hope Ln, Caldwell Amanda Johnson (208) 459-6279xt. 136

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Caldwell Fire Department celebrated Fire Safety Month by making visits to our local schools. This is a highlight of our job, getting out and being with the youth in our community. We have had the opportunity to teach about fire safety in several schools the past few weeks and the response was phenomenal. We talked specifically about the importance of practicing an escape plan with families to ensure in the event of a fire, everyone knows what to do. It is important to remember to test your smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms save lives by

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Caldwell Fire Department Celebrates Fire Safety Month at School providing early warning of a fire. If assistance is needed to have properly functioning smoke alarms please call the fire department (208.455.3032) and we will make arrangements to help. With the Holidays approaching, make sure you are cooking thoughtfully. Be present while cooking in process and keep anything that can burn at least three feet from any heating equipment. Also, heating elements will be coming on soon, have your equipment inspected every year by a qualified professional and keep a 3 foot cleared

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Sparky the Fire Dog giving out hugs at Caldwell Adventist Academy

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CPD: 1st Annual “Back the Blue” Cornhole Tournament

by Devin Riley, CPD Captain

Fire Prevention Officer Brad Stewart showing the Fire Truck at Caldwell Adventist Academy

(Firefighter Will Gigray (left) and Firefighter Mike Anchustegui Presenting Fire Safety Presentation at Wilson Elementary.

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Doug Clark from Edward Jones brought Burger King Breakfast sandwiches in for the department. This is the fourth year they have collaborated with Burger King to say thank you for all the officers do for the city of Caldwell. On October 13, 2018 the Caldwell Police Department held the first annual “back the blue” cornhole tournament, which was a huge success. All funds raised will help with construction of the new CPD K-9 facility. A huge shout out to Lt. Hoadley, his wife Mylinda, police administrative assistant Bianca Stevenson and her husband Austin, and the K-9 staff and family for making this tournament a major success. Thank you to Detective Heitzman for taking the time to make fifteen sets of cornhole boards, and a special thank you to CSO Gallagher, Stelzner, Johnston, and Carol

The Champions

Hoadley for sewing all of the cornhole bags together. CPD would also like to say thank you to all the businesses that donated; without your support, this event would not have happened. The champions this year were none other than Cpl. Bendawald and Cpl. Troyer (cheaters). Second place finishers were the “corn ballers”. The “corn ballers” were a great team; I know firsthand as they beat my team 21-6. There was a little controversy at the tournament. I was paired up with a partner who had never played cornhole. I do not want to mention any names but it rhymes with Sgt. Kershaw. I am very competitive and I do not like to lose. Therefore, I started a 364-day cornhole workout program for Sgt. Kershaw. We will be back and we will win this tournament next year.

2nd Place Finishers

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“Line for Drivers License Renewal Lines” Dear Sheriff Donahue: I went out to the Graye Ln. DMV four different times to try and renew my driver’s license at different times of day each visit to this office. The 4th and last time (October 19th) we arrived at 0730 only to find a line across the front of the building and headed south down the street. I recently had my left leg amputated and am on crutches. There is no way I can stand in a line like that. I am sure there are other folks in the same or worse condition. I was fortunate enough to have my wife with me and she waited in the line until the doors finally opened at 0800. It took 1hr. and 45 minutes to get my driver’s license renewed. I called ITD to see what is going on and was told there has been a shift to a new system. The problems at the DMV offices are universal and there are lines like I encountered at every office in the State of Idaho. I asked

who is responsible for these lines at the local level and was told that person is you. I am imploring you to do something other than the status quo about these lines. I recently sent in a complaint via the online complaint form on your webpage about it only to get an email response from Joe Cox in the Assessor’s Office about lines at the Vehicle Registration offices. Who ever read my e-complaint obviously didn’t read my complaint. That is why I am writing this letter to you in the hopes my concerns will reach you. I would appreciate a written response to my letter about these ridiculous lines the people of Canyon County are forced to wait in every day to complete a simple renewal of their driver’s license. Regards,

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Clint Tinker has metastatic colon cancer and is unable to take care of his Fall lawn chores

Caldwell Housing Authority Rake Up Caldwell Team was matched with Clint and happily did heavy trimming on his large trees

The team enjoyed mid-morning Imelda’s burritos as reward for their hard work

Trailers of branches and debris were hauled off, and the team will return November 10 to rake up leaves.

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October 19, the staff of Caldwell Housing Authority got a jumpstart on Rake Up Caldwell. The whole crew, seen above, visited a disabled veteran in south Caldwell, and trimmed his large poplar trees, raked up brush, loaded debris and hauled it off for him. The trees have not yet lost all of their leaves, so the team will go back on November 10,

for Rake Up Caldwell and finish the job. This is just one of many groups in Caldwell with service hearts. As we took photos and talked with them about the project, they were laughing, smiles all around, and working hard. We know the homeowner and neighborhood are blessed by their efforts. If you or your church group, family, neighbors, service club, school

team, etc. are interested in being equally fulfilled and blessing others, go to City Hall at 8 am on November 10th, grab some tools and be assigned yards to rake. If you or someone you know who would benefit by having a happy crew show up to rake leaves, please call Susan Miller at City Hall 208-4553011, or email

Work in Progress: Hand-Crafted Granola, Delicious and Nutritious

by Angela Matlashevsky

Imagine the best granola you’ve ever eaten; flavorful, not too sweet, and packed with real berries and nuts. Where can you find such a perfect combination of this delicious treat? Right here in Caldwell! The story of this perfect granola begins with Doug Sanders. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, Doug always dreamed of a profession in food. He desired to create delicious products with real ingredients that one might already have in their in-home pantries. The first step to achieving this dream was to educate himself. Doug underwent a grueling culinary arts program

in Vancouver, Washington, where for nearly nine hours each day he learned under culinary masters from the west coast and even the pastry chef to the Queen of England. The program earned him 72 college credits, after which he decided to further his education. Around this time family friends of the Sanders’ decided to sell their company, Nature’s Indulgence. They had started in Utah and produced hand-crafted granola using oats from Doug’s father’s oat mill, Highland Milling LLC. Knowing that his son wanted to step into the culinary business, Doug’s father asked the friends what they wanted for

the company; the cost was that of one year’s college tuition. Doug had a choice to make; go to school now and start up a company of his own later or buy a well-established company and get to working right then and there. He chose the latter. Now the owner of his own company, Doug moved Nature’s Indulgence to Caldwell, where his family roots go back over 100 years. He opened shop in a rented space that once stored wine, a literal giant refrigerator, and continued to expand on the work of his friends. Granola (originally known as Continued on page 9

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Everything You Need to Know About the 11th Annual Winter Wonderland Festival

WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2018. 6pm to 9pm (Can’t make it to the festival? The light trail will be on every evening until January 15, 2019!) WHERE: Indian Creek Park between 5th Avenue and 10th Avenue in downtown Caldwell PARKING: Due to the size of the Winter Wonderland Festival, please park at the O’Connor Field House / Caldwell Events Center, 2207 Blaine St, Caldwell, ID 83605, and take a free shuttle sponsored by Metro Community Services from the west-side parking lot on 21st Avenue to downtown Caldwell. Shuttles will run every few minutes from 5:30 to 9:30pm. The downtown drop off and pick up zone is at the Luxe Reel Theatre on the corner of 9th Avenue and Arthur Street.


• Creek lighting with Mayor Nancolas near the 7th Street Footbridge at 7:30pm. • Live music on the ICCU stage at Indian Creek Plaza from 6 to 8pm. • Visit Santa at Indian Creek Plaza for a photo from 6 to 9pm. • Kiddy train ride, live music and refreshments at Luxe Reel Theatre from 6 to 9pm. • Kids’ Winter Playland with Polar Bear Challenge dunk tank and games on Arthur Street from 6 to 9pm. • Open house at the historic train depot on Main Street from 6 to 9 pm. • Food court and vendors at the corner of 7th Avenue and Main Street from 5:30 to 9pm. BE A VENDOR: To apply to be a food or goods vendor, contact Destination Caldwell at (208) 649-5010 or visit To apply to be a non-profit vendor, contact Kresta Smout (208) 455-3027. THANK YOUS: This family-friendly, fun-filled, FREE Caldwell event would not be possible without: • The Caldwell Streets Department who create one-of-a-kind holiday light art displays and put up nearly 800,000 lights this year!

Building Idaho’s First Ice Ribbon

The change in the seasons brings a huge change to Indian Creek Plaza, an ice-skating ribbon and rink! You may be wondering ‘how in the world are those people going to make an ice rink in the middle of downtown Caldwell’? First, dasher boards, which create the walls of the ice ribbon, are fastened onto the concrete in the shape of the ice ribbon and ice rink. Next, we build the ice one thin layer at a time. A refrigeration system built into the concrete helps freeze the water and keep the ice solid during periods of warmer weather. Paint is applied between layers of ice to make it white. Finally, the ice resurfacer finishes the ice to the perfect texture for ice skating! The entire ribbon building

• The Winter Wonderland Festival Committee who volunteer their time to create this awesome event for our community. • The Sponsors: Presenting sponsors Dennis Dillon, West Valley Medical Center and Metro Community Services. Media sponsor, 107.9 LITE FM. Supporting sponsors, Idaho Central Credit Union and Republic Services.

by Corey Turner, Director of Operations

process takes about three or four weeks, depending on the weather. ‘Ice making weather’ is a combination of temperatures near 40 degrees Fahrenheit, little to no sun exposure, and winds of less than 10 miles per hour. While we intended to open the ice-skating rink on November 10th, the predicted temperatures for November may delay when we can start building the ice. We will announce the official opening date on social media, our website and our email newsletter. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or visit You can also call our office at (208) 6495010 to see if an opening date has been announced yet. For more information about

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Director of Plaza Operations, Corey, and superstar volunteers Frank and William are excited to announce we’ve started building Idaho’s first Ice Ribbon!

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Many Maltitudes Meet Me Monday

by Tammy Dittenber, Editor

Caldwell has a fun family activity happening on Mondays, and it could be that you’ve not heard of it! We don’t want it to be a secret, so here’s the straight story. Sponsored by St. Alphonsus, Bandanna Running and Walking, and Flying M, Meet Me Monday is a FREE weekly fitness event that focuses on GETTING OUT! Getting out for the health of body, mind, and spirit; getting out with family and friends and meeting new people; and getting out and build community. MMM is not like other fitness walks or runs. It’s not a race, there’s no finish line, you don’t have to dress up silly, and you don’t need fancy running togs. It’s just simple. Show up, and start your week on a healthy foot, with a commitment to try to engage healthy activities each week. MMM rewards repeat participation, so once you start, you’ll be hooked; T-shirts, running caps, etc., for participation goals, and raffle drawings each Monday at 6:30pm. There is no prescribed route, you walk where you want, and for as long as you choose. Downtown Caldwell is a beautiful, walkable City, so you cannot go wrong! MMM starts each Monday at 5:15 outside Flying M, 724 Arthur St. Walk or run the route of your choice and return to Flying M at 6:30 for announcements, prize drawings, and incentive awards.


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Our Community Rebel Betty USMC

recall thinking, “life could not get better than this. This is all I could ask for.” That evening, she heard the radio announce the bombing of Pearl Harbor. She said, “I felt a chill down my spine, like ice water, and I knew nothing would be the same.” She admitted she was scared. She said the newsreels and radio coverage was full of rumors and she distinctly remembered politicians after World War I saying, “no more war”. She said, “They lied.” Residents were ordered to cover their windows and stay indoors. She said everyone had their radios on and if one walked down the street, a steady news story could be heard from home to home. People wanted and needed to know what was happening and how it impacted them, but unlike modern time, real news was slow to come and it was all by radio. Betty said there was rampant fear of Japanese American citizens in the area. No one knew if they were friends or enemies and she remembers feeling conflicted and afraid. Prior to moving to Hollywood, Betty had traveled to Springfield, Illinois to visit a friend from high school. The young woman had a boyfriend and he had a friend who became a friend of Betty’s. Both boys were enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and Betty’s friend was on the USS Tennessee at Pearl Harbor during the bombing. Betting and the young man had been pen-pals and he had shared much of his experience in Hawaii, and now he wrote about what he had experienced at Pearl Harbor. The USS Tennessee had been damaged during the bombing but the crew was able to limp the ship across the Pacific Ocean to Bremerton, Washington. While stationed in Bremerton, the young man would hitchhike to Hollywood to visit Betty, whenever he had leave


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time. It was from him Betty learned all about the Marines. “I learned the culture, the discipline, the values, and the ins and outs of the Marines”, Betty said. “I knew the Army had WAC (Women’s Army Corps), the Navy had WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and the Coast Guard had SPARS (United States Coast Guard Women’s Reserve), but the United States Marine Corps was the sole domain of men. Betty said, “The Marines were the first in. They had no place for women!” As the war went on, the Marine Corps began a campaign entitled “Free a Marine to Fight”, and began enlisting women to help with the war effort by filling stateside billets. Betty caught a bus into Los Angeles, found the recruiting station, walked in and signed up. She remembers raising her hand to the square as she took her oath to serve, “I had that ice water down my spine feeling again and the entire time, I was thinking, ‘there is no turning back now, I’m all in’!” Because enlistees had to be twenty-one and Betty was only nineteen, she had to get her mother’s signature of approval. Because the Marine Corps had never enlisted women, they had no facilities for them for training, housing or basically anything. So, Betty went home to Tulsa, and waited. She waited a few months, and in that time began regretting her decision. She was a long way from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and she thought the Marine Corps would be farther yet. She was back with her mother, whose strictness had not waned in spite of Betty having grown up. She remembers thinking, “If I had not left Tulsa, I’d have been stuck with 1920s Oklahoma mores for the rest of my life. Betty’s assignment with the Corps came soon. She re-

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Betty Martin is a ninety-six year old spitfire, and that might be the understatement of the decade. Now living in Caldwell, she has been around the world and then some and has stories for every person, place, and experience, along the way. Betty was born in 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her father died when she was ten, leaving her mother, brother and her, during a difficult time in American history. Betty said her mother was strict and one thing Betty knew was, “I did not like taking orders or obeying rules, I was a rebel from the beginning.” At the age of seventeen, Betty’s mother took her to visit her Aunt’s house in Hollywood, California. At that time, young people were wide eyed and innocent, and she was from Tulsa, where life was conservative with Midwest values. Hollywood was pure magic to her. Glitter and glamour and at night, the ocean air would come in and she could smell the gardenias and orange blossoms; Betty was sold. She noticed an art school about six blocks from her aunt’s house, and she begged her mother to let her stay with her aunt to attend school there. After what must have been some serious negotiating, at the tender age of seventeen, she was living in Hollywood, just above the boulevard, with Grauman’s Chinese Theater visible from her window. She attended art school and a short time later, her aunt’s family relocated and she moved into a one bedroom bungalow just a few blocks away, still a stone’s throw from Hollywood boulevard and all the glamour it offered up. This was a magic time for Betty. It was a magic time for America. Betty remembered, “One Sunday, I was lying on the sofa on my stomach, with my head hanging over the edge, reading the Los Angeles Times newspaper. I distinctly

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ceived an assignment and bus tickets to Hunter College in the Bronx in New York City. The Marines had commandeered the college, cordoned off the streets and turned the entire area into a boot camp for women; the first one hundred fifty women to ever take on the title of US Marine. This was boot camp. This was real life and if Betty had not liked her mother’s strictness and taking orders, she was about to find out that indoctrination to the honor of being a Marine, was going to test her mettle. Betty Martin gives an especially harsh drill instructor credit for making her boot camp, and later her service, bearable. She said he would yell and, red faced, chastise the young women threatening each that any minor misstep would send her home and she’d be booted from the Corps. But after he’d rant and yell, under his breath he would say “you aren’t fit to be a Marine if you aren’t smart enough to get away with this” and “this” was whatever he was ranting about at that moment. Betty thought that fit nicely with her rebellious side and gave her impetus to spend time with the other young women plotting and planning how to twist the rules just a bit or get one over on the command. She said they turned it into a game and she felt it let her be herself, while marching to the Marine Corps strict rules. Every night was filled with the sounds of young women crying. Their daily routine included marching, inoculations, classes and plotting. The other young women knew if no one else was up to try something, Betty always was. Betty ultimately was sent to Cherry Point North Carolina Air Station, and was assigned as an aerial photographer. This, after she listed her preferred station as “Kansas”, knowing they were likely NOT to send her where she requested and knowing there was no Marine

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base in Kansas! Betty and other photographers rotated duties and would load film canisters one day, develop film the next, take photos one day and have ambulance duty to photograph accidents, the next. She said she hated ambulance days. Betty was on a base with sixteen other young women, and two thousand young hot shot pilots, who were trained to fly the F4U Corsair into combat. She said the plane was a hot little thing and the pilots were young and brave, and when they left, it was never assured they would return. One of her vivid and most haunting memories is of a young Major who with one combat tour behind him was on base and while landing, caught a crosswind, which “rolled that plane up in a ball” with Major Withers inside. She said the only thing identifiable in the wreckage was a portion of the Major’s backside with his sand brown USMC belt in his pants. She had to take photos and develop them and Continued on page 9


Granula) was originally developed by James Caleb Jackson who served it at his health spa in 1863. Granola has since then had many revivals, taking on various shapes, uses, and flavors. Unlike most massproduced granola, the granola produced at Nature’s Indulgence is an old recipe that Doug hasn’t changed. It uses oats, whole grains, and real fruits and nuts among other natural ingredients and flavors. It is proudly “Idaho Preferred”, an honor only given to products where at least 20% of the ingredients are sourced from Idaho; Doug has more than doubled that margin, with 50% of his ingredients sourced locally. The main ingredient, oats, comes from farms in Caribou County and

as far as Coeur d’Alene, all of which are provided to him through his father’s mill, which supplied Nature’s Indulgence years before. Doug and his employees mix all their granola by hand, producing roughly 25,000 pounds of the delicious treat every year. Only a few changes have been made over the years, mainly switching to organic and non-GMO ingredients when possible. Doug uses ingredients that are familiar, like blueberries and maple syrup, as well as some that are a bit different, such as quinoa and hemp, to produce a variety of unique flavors. Along with selling his granola online, he now carries it in the Albertsons on Broadway Avenue in Boise and through various local ca-

fés. Doug bakes pastries in his facility as well, which can be purchased at our very own Roots & Co. and Indian Creek Steakhouse, where he works on the weekends. Doug Sanders’ dream was always to create great products with wholesome ingredients. Through his company he is one step closer to achieving his ultimate dream: to open a restaurant in Caldwell similar to Nampa’s Brick 29. Doug wants to create a place with a warm atmosphere and great food at a reasonable price. Doug says, “People have told me that a restaurant like Brick 29 won’t last in Caldwell; I think it can, it’s just no one has tried.”

she said she will never erase the images from her mind. Betty described the base and the walk she and the other young female Marines made to get to their duty assignments each day. They walked down the center of the tarmac between two rows of f4Us parked nose to nose in straight rows. She said the uniforms they gave the women were “bags” that were ill-fitted, and just hung. The skirts were long and the tops were baggy. All of the young women hated them, but the Corps was trying hard to assimilate these women without turning the base into the equivalent of a modern day dating site. Given to rebellion, Betty had let the other girls know she was fresh out of design school and could alter the uniforms to

make them “fit nicer”. So, one night, Betty backstitched and took the tops all in and shortened the skirts. The next day, as the women walked to their posts, the pilots fired up the engines of the planes and as the women walked in between, strutting their new and improved Corps issued uniforms, air caught their skirts and blew them around. Betty said it was a proud moment. No one ever required the uniforms be put back to the original. Betty’s time in the Marine Corps elicits the fondest of memories. She giggles at one incident which takes her back and right into another laugh about the next incident. She ultimately returned to California and went to work in an aerospace engineering firm

as a draftsman. There she met her husband. They had four children, three daughters and a son, and traveled the world with her husband’s employment. Her home is full of mementos from all the world over, and treasured memories. Betty’s husband is passed and one of her daughters died of an undiagnosed heart ailment while in adulthood. Betty said, “I don’t like hanging out with old people. I just don’t have anything in common with them.” She’s right. Betty says she will always tear up when she hears the Marine Hymn. The Corps shaped her and she, in some ways, I have to think, shaped it. Betty and her daughter were able to travel to Washington DC on an honor flight recently and she said it will be one of

Granola (continued from page 6)

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Rebel Betty (continued from page 8) the highlights of her life. Betty is a leatherneck through

and through, ever a proud Marine and always a rebel!

After 11 years at Great Clips I have moved on to Painted Lady at 217 S Kimball Ave in Caldwell!! Walk in or call for an appointment. I’m also currently taking appointments for anyone in the Caldwell, Nampa area, who is home bound due to illness, hospice, or house arrest!

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Red Tent Midwives Serve Treasure Valley

Caldwell’s beloved Flying M held its official ribbon cutting in October and was welcomed all over again by a sizable group of grateful Caldwellites! The Flying M, on the corner of Kimball and Arthur, in the Historic McCleod Building, serves up delicious drinks, pastries, fresh squeezed orange juice, nutritious snacks and houses an awesome gift shop inside. Thank you Flying M for making Caldwell an amazing place to gather!

Chelsea and Jenny Jahn stopped by the Caldwell Perspective Offices recently to talk with us about their midwife and related services. Chelsea is a graduate of Vallivue High School and native of Caldwell. She and Jenny have spent the last three years in Juneau, Alaska, and moved back to the area to be near family. Red Tent is as much a calling as it is a business endeavor and the pair hope to share their passion for safe, evidence based and gentle care for women and babies with women and families from Fruitland to Twin Falls. Their focus is on whole, complete, woman centered care, with specialization in VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean section), prenatal care, well-woman care, home and water birthing, and postpartum care. Jenny has practiced midwifery in Alaska, Nicaragua and Mexico. She is certified in neonatal resuscitation, IV Therapy and is an adult/infant CPR/AED instructor. She speaks English and Spanish and is also a certified HypnoDoula. Chelsea studied midwifery at Maternidad La Luz School and Birth Center in El Paso. She holds a certification in neonatal resuscitation, and adult/child/infant CPR. In addition to her midwifery background, Chelsea holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Azusa Pacific University. For women who value choice in their birthing experience, midwifery offers a variety of options and services,

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Ready or not – the holidays are upon us! November brings Thanksgiving, a time to reflect on all you have to be thankful for. And without a minute to spare, the holiday shopping season will kick off with Black Friday. While this day is notorious for doorbuster sales at stores across the country, many people choose to skip the long lines and turn to online shopping. With the few clicks of the mouse, you can cross of your gift list in the comforts of your home, while still in your pajamas. But think before you click. A recent report from an Idaho resident trying to purchase special gift blankets online states “The web site guaranteed shipment within 5 days and delivery within so many weeks. Reviews that were shown on the website were good, but have since disappeared. It has been over 6 weeks and we have not received them.” With no response to phone calls

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and emails to the company, a total of $105 was lost. BBB offers these tips when shopping online: Know the advertiser. Check out retailers at before you shop. Check a site’s security settings. If the site is secure, its URL (web address) should start with “https://” and include a lock icon on the purchase or shopping cart page. Be a savvy shopper. When shopping online, be sure to take your time, and read the fine print before submitting your order. Look for the return policy; although many online orders can be returned for a full refund, others have restocking fees. Some items cannot be returned; know before you buy. Protect personal information. Read a site’s privacy policy and understand what personal information is being requested and how it will be used. If a site doesn’t have a privacy policy, that’s a big red flag that it may be a scam. Double check before you click. Be especially cautious about email solicitations and online ads on social media sites. Many sketchy retailers advertise great deals or trendy clothing that don’t measure up to the promotional hype.

Beware of too-good-to-be-true deals. Look for and read the fine print. Beware of phishing. Phishing emails can look like a message from a well-known brand, but clicking on unfamiliar links can place you at risk for malware and/or identity theft. One popular scam claims to be from a package-delivery company with links to “tracking information” on an order you don’t remember making. Don’t click! Shop with a credit card. In case of a fraudulent transaction, a credit card provides additional protections; it’s easier to dispute charges that you didn’t approve. Debit cards, prepaid cards or gift cards don’t have the same protections as a credit card. Keep documentation of your order. Save a copy of the confirmation page or email confirmation until you receive the item and are satisfied. Be sure to know and understand the return policy and keep this documented with your purchase records. Keep a clean machine. Install a firewall, anti-virus, and anti-spyware software. Check for and install the latest updates and run virus scans regularly on your computer, tablet, and smart phone.

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Approximately 30 people attended the Prayer Walk on Saturday afternoon, September 29th. It was a beautiful sunshiny day. We walked around downtown Caldwell as we prayed for Caldwell to continue prospering, for the

colleges, schools, students, police, firefighters, paramedics, the mayor and city council members, and for everyone to have a good life. It’s great to see Caldwell booming and more people being downtown. God is blessing Caldwell well!


Boise Assistance League Coming to Canyon County to Make Miracles Happen

A longtime Ada County miracle making service organization is looking to expand into Canyon County and is holding an Open House to inform interested residents about the programs they offer, and service opportunities in our area. The Open House is Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7pm, at the Caldwell Train Depot. Assistance League is a 501(c)3 that transforms lives and strengthens community through philanthropic programs. Some of Assistance League’s programs include: Operation School Bell, which allows elementary age school children to “shop” for brand new clothing; Operation School Supplies, delivering school supplies to schools so

by Tammy Dittenber, Caldwell Perspective Editor all students can start the year with the same supplies as their classmates; Cinderella’s Closet, a “store” where high school students can rent formal wear for a nominal fee, for Homecoming and Prom; Baby Bundles, providing newborn clothing and supplies to families in need in local hospitals; Project Hearing, providing hearing aids, special equipment and educational grants to hearing impaired residents; Empowering Youth, which provides Shopping at AL Cinderella’s Closet basic household items, nonperishable food, and a hand- and volunteers served 47,500 made quilt to 18 year old youth hours. Canyon County is honaging out of foster care. Dur- ored and blessed to have this ing the 2016-17 giving year, opportunity to look at how AsAssistance League returned sistance League can help us, $619k to the Ada County Com- and how we can serve them! munity, served 19,800 people, See you at the Depot!

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The Fall Caldwell Prayer Walk

Place of Grace

November is National Family Caregivers Appreciation Month Through the years I have found myself caring and providing care for my family members. As the oldest child it was my responsibility to our family to take care of my younger sister and brother. There were defined expectations that were strictly enforced by a belt Dad carried around his waist at all times. I know the few times he had to use it his “allergies would act up” and his eyes would become watery. As a parent now I understand, there is never enough time to do the things I want to do with the kids and the last thing I want to do is discipline them when I get home from the long hours I work. As a kid there

was a structured, known list of chores; dishes, laundry, vacuuming, bathrooms, lawn care and starting dinner. My mom is the best cook, so starting dinner entailed flouring and frying the chicken or rolling out the noodles to start drying for homemade chicken noodles and every night we peeled potatoes. As I grew older, grandma’s health began failing and I quit my job to take care of her. What treasured days those have become. Providing care for anyone, whether family or not, is hard but rewarding. In caregiving you are helping someone achieve something they cannot do on their own.. It’s not for the weak at heart.

A few years ago, I met Roger Price, owner of Home Care Solutions, Inc. He has a beautiful house (Home Sweet Home) with 12 beds for individuals who cannot live in their homes, but who want the comfort of a home setting, rather than a facility. In addition to the staff working at Home Sweet Home, 160 plus people work as caregivers. Many are family members of the person needing assistance, in addition to caregivers who are dedicated, caring professionals, who quickly become like family. A couple of years ago, I began working for Roger. My job was to match clients with caregivers. During the early part of my employment

with Home Care Solutions, there was a client I would help with any needs the family had. Erin lives with her dad, mom, and sister at their family home. She was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome around 2 years old. Rett syndrome is a brain disorder that is usually diagnosed between 6 and 18 months in females. Although we don’t share blood, this girl is my sister. Nonverbal, Erin makes her feeling and thoughts known and she is nothing short of ornery. Once a week, late in the evening I make my way to Erin’s to help with bath night. With November National Family Caregiver Appreciation Month, I wanted to tell Erin’s family how amaz-

by Chantele Hensel, publisher

Photo by Chantele Hensel

November 2018

Erin and Chantele... She didn’t want to smile :)

ing they are and how grateful I am to have had the chance to get to know them. Their family dynamics of helping each other and never giving up on one another is so beautiful.

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November 2018

Caldwell High Career Technical Educators Host Barbecue and Technical Advisory Committee Meetings

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Over 50 individuals including industry representatives from the greater Caldwell community and career technical educators from Caldwell High participated in a barbecue followed by a number of technical advisory committee meetings on the evening of Thursday, October 11th. During the barbecue, John Ross from the Idaho Department of Labor shared opportunities for educators and industry to collaborate in providing registered apprenticeships to advanced students in career technical programs. Advisory committee meetings for each program followed the barbecue and allowed the career technical educators a chance to share their vision and


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Two Outstanding Adult Volunteers Helping Caldwell High’s Auto Program Gear Up

by Rob King, Caldwell High School District Community Liaison Caldwell High’s Automobile Technology program is gearing up for a big year. Under the leadership of Randy Ireland, the program has added two very skilled adult volunteers to help students prepare for the demanding and rewarding career field of automobile technology. The two volunteers are Nathan Holm and Jim McCreary. Nathan is originally from Oregon and became a selftaught auto mechanic. He moved from Oregon in 2015 and is presently working on a masters degree in counseling at Northwest Nazarene University. Nathan had his own towing company until 2009, and he was a classic mini-technician with Jett Motors in Portland for a time during his career. He loves to buy and restore cars. He was born with a congenital disease that led to a loss of most of his vision, but he is able to repair cars primarily through a unique capacity to L to R: Jim McCreary, Randy Ireland and Nathan Holm. diagnose problems through touch. Jim McCreary has lived in a variety of states during his life and has also served in the military. He was an auto technician for many years. He loves helping students learn both the technical and business skills of the auto industry. Jim had a great experience in his auto class in high school, and he wants to help provide that type of experience to Caldwell High students. Randy Ireland and the Automobile Technology program at Caldwell High are looking at introducing outreach programs to the middle schools and sponsoring an Alumni Day, a Drag Club, a Car Club and a day where students are exposed to local muscle cars. There is also an effort to work in collaboration with the auto technology program at CWI to help more students go on to CWI to earn a certificate or degree in auto technology.

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by Rob King, Caldwell High School District Community Liaison goals and solicit feedback and suggestions from the industry representatives in the effort to provide students the very best career technical education possible. Caldwell High has career technical programs in welding, auto technology, engineering/robotics, business (High School of Business), health occupations (including CNA and sports medicine), family and consumer science, and agriculture. It was an enjoyable evening of productive dialog between educators and industry representatives. Thanks to Ivak Cooper, Caldwell High CTE department head for grilling some great tri-tip beef!

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Founders, Board members and dignitaries toss the first shovels

Last summer, through the financial support of the Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity, I had the opportunity to attend the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session at the University of San Diego. Before I left, I was scared - it was my first time flying in a plane and being away from my family for a whole week. I had to step out of my comfort zone by being around people I never met before, in a new place I had never visited. My biggest challenge was putting myself out there. One hundred sixty students from across the U.S. attended. When I arrived to the campus, everyone had their own groups. The first two days were the most difficult; everyone knew each other and I was the odd one out. But this changed quickly after meeting my roommates. From there I began to make more friends. Breaking through this obstacle made the rest of the trip easier. The intent of the Session was to create a student government. First, we were asked to form parties. Elections for positions began at that point. I decided I would run for a justice. Making this decision was tough for me because I hate public speaking. Justices had to deliver a speech for primary election with their parties.

Although I won primary elections, I lost the second elections. Even though I didn’t get the position, I wasn’t upset. I still played an important role, being in the House of Reps. Next, everyone had to write a proposal. The purpose of the proposal was to come up with an idea that would positively enhance the Latino community. Our goal was to pass the proposals into law. Going to this conference was very inspiring, I was surrounded by such great leaders and meeting them changed my outlook on my potential. I built many new friendships and gained knowledge on how the government works and the different positions in office. I also gained confidence in myself and leadership skills that I didn’t know I had. This experience made the idea of making a difference and becoming an impactful leader more realistic than it was before.

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Matt Strong and Monica White, co-founders, introduce Elevates first two commite students

On October 17, Monica White and Matt Strong, longtime Caldwell educators and administrators, stepped one pace closer to realizing their dream of opening a Career Technical Education focused school in Caldwell for students 6-12 grade. Elevate Academy, a charter school, is the first of its kind in the area and excitement is high. Welding, Metal fabrication, Construction Management, Culinary and Graphic Arts, Nursing, Fire Science, and other technical courses will be taught to the level of

certification or Associates Degree by utilizing dual credit capabilities. The Academy will operate on a year round basis with four days a week focused on traditional academic classes and one day a week directed solely to Career Tech Ed coursework. Founders enjoined with community stakeholders in a variety of trades and workplaces to assess what their needs are and how Elevate can help meet those needs. Idaho currently has 2.9% unemployment, and that means there are more jobs to

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a lot more production out of them the for what you see now and also use a your garden? Did you try any container last couple of weeks. I do have some granular pre-emergent control for turf growing? Shade, sun, wind, weeds, concerns for your higher zoned plants. and planter beds to get those weed bugs, etc. these are very important With this warmth and lack of colder seeds that can germinate very early questions to ask and make note of so nights your more sensitive plants (zone in spring or even late fall. Also if you you don’t make this same mistakes. It’s 5 & 6 plus) tend to keep the moisture have gravel drives or paths that you amazing how many times you repeat higher in the plant and aren’t really want to control weeds on now is an the same things when you don’t make going dormant. This happened about excellent time to apply weed controls. notes. I mean it’s not like there’s nothfive years ago. If we get a deep and You can water it in yourself or wait a bit ing going on in your life over the next sustained cold snap the moisture in for the rain that should come eventu- five months. Well I found something that type of plants freezes and like ice ally, but I’m not going guarantee it. So to write about, I hope that helps. Have cubes expands and can split the trunk. have you made notes on the success a very happy Thanksgiving, I’m going There’s really not much you can do to of your garden? Like what produced back outside to work, man it’s nice. Unstop it just hope our weather doesn’t well? What didn’t taste good? What til next time Pat realize it’s the middle of fall and catch went nuts and smothered everything in up suddenly. On anDAVE’S BIG BACK YARD other note, now is a by Dave McCormick very good time to November is a transition month although it is in rural Canyon County control some weeds seven weeks away from the actual start of win- and I don’t think that I like clover and dandelions. I would spray ter. November can be quite nice or cold and have seen three pheasdamp and even snowy. It is often a precursor of ants all year. Pheasants days to come. are as gone as the days If you are a hunter November is as crisp as when you could run your a Coca Cola or as warm as a shot of Tennes- high beams on any given see Whiskey. Waterfowl season is in full swing, Idaho thoroughfare. OthChukars have retreated from their creek, river er ground nesters such and reservoir bottoms to their more unattainable as the Western Meadow Lark once common on habitat the steep rocky slopes overlooking their poles and fence posts throughout the Treasure shady summer loafing quarters. Pheasants Valley. Might be the canary on the pole line. On sadly are not on the menu unless you buy a Wild the bright side ground nesting Killdeers seem to Life Management area permit which entitles you be getting along well. to hunt pen raised birds on Fish and Game manI have not at this time put my wild bird feedaged WMAS. In Wednesday’s Idaho Press Evin ing stations out. When we get to the next real O’Neal penned a column titled Pheasant Stock- cool down I will start feeding, I know that Junco’s 718 Main Street, Suite 5C, Caldwell • 208-455-5681 ing evokes the Good Old’ Days, an employee have made their arrival in the Treasure Valley, and spokes person for the Fish and Game he and yeah, I’ll buy a WMA permit my shorthair is surrendering the fact that hunting wild pheas- doesn’t know the difference between a pen ants is in the rear-view mirror, yet the legal limit raised bird and a wild pheasant. for wild pheasants is three cocks per day. I live

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Pictured with the tree are Vickie Ciccarelli (left) and Sue Kushlan (right)

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Thursdays at Purple Sage. Besides the weekly golf outings, we’ve also sponsored The Spring Fling at Fairview, TwoLady Best Ball Tournament at Purple Sage, and the Club Championship at both courses. Since CLGA embraces community service opportunities, we hold two fund raisers: A breakfast for the Men’s Golf Association; and a raffle at the Two-Lady Best Ball tournament. Monies raised are used

to purchase the beautiful flower baskets hanging outside the club house at Purple Sage, maintain the rose garden at Fairview, and earmarked for course improvement. This year, to support our mission of course improvement, CLGA purchased an Autumn Blaze

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Page 16 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Becoming a professional artist/illustrator is a lifetime commitment that can, at times, feel impossible to achieve. There are, however, shortcuts that I’ve used to make the task easier, one of which is learning how identify the visual weight of a picture. People are attracted to balanced things; we like our flowers to have radial symmetry (they look the same as you spin them around their centers) and our fireplace mantels to have the same mass of objects on both ends. When drawing, artists will often map out their pictures so that neither side is heavier than the other. This means that if you draw something that takes up space on one side of the picture, something else has to take up space on the other side. There is something

The ARTicle: Tipping the Scale

of an exception to this rule: when dealing with an area of focus, such as a portrait or a sun set, it is perfectly appropriate to make one area of your picture visually heavy in order to emphasize another area. Landscapes are a great example of weight distribution; mountains, trees, rivers, even the sky can all be laid

Best Seller Book Review by Michelle Ross

Vox by Christina Dalcher When the by the success of Hulu’s United States Handmaid’s Tale adaptaelects a super- tion. Vox definitely falls into c o n s e r v a t i v e that genre and although not Christian gov- quite as beautifully written ernment, the as Atwood’s foundational newly inaugu- novel, has an interesting rated officials narrative that makes readwant to return ers question what they to a “simpler” time- a time would do. The character of when women “knew their the husband, a man who place”- a place that was works for the newly installed subservient, in action and government team, in particvoice, to men. To help ular, opens up many doors women find their way back for discussion. Dystopian to more submissive ways, future narratives often creall females are forced to ate a lot of room for converwear a word count moni- sation and Vox would make tor that inflicts pain if they a great book club read bespeak over 100 words a cause of the potential for day. After less than a year, differing viewpoints. the impacts on vocabulary “My fault started two deand learning for young girls cades ago, the first time I are heartbreaking. But, didn’t vote, the umpteen when the same govern- times I told Jackie I was too ment needs help, they turn busy to go on one of her to the leading experts in the marches or make posters field- both of whom happen or call my congressmen.” to be women. For the two -Vox female doctors, this means “We all don’t have to be cutting a deal and choosing carbon copies of one anwhich sacrifices are worth other to work on the same the payoff in the end. team, but we can learn from Not-so-distant-dystopian other people.” -Vox fiction is having a heyday at the moment, fueled in part Bringing joy to people through wonderful wine, fabulous food and an amazing view

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by Angela Matlashevsky In the image a girl sits with her pet on the edge of a cliff overlooking a waterfall. The RED lines divide the picture into three sections of perspective, the center waterfall being “heavier” than either the far off mountains or the cliff with the large tree. The sun circled in BLUE is a bright point that draws your eyes to the far mountains, ensuring they aren’t lost amidst the waterfall. The GREEN lines divide the picture in three horizontally, separating the calm water below from the busy center (where the girl is located) and the heights of the waterfall, mountains, and tree. This is a perfectly balanced picture, made possible when you take the time to study and practice weighing your objects so that you don’t tip the scale.

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One of my earliest childhood memories is of the Sears Roebuck store on State Street in Boise. The store had a tack department, located in the southwest corner of the building with about a dozen saddles on display. The saddles were mounted on a specially-built wooden stands so customers could sit on them. This allowed perspective buyers to get a “feel” for the different styles. It also allowed small boys to climb aboard and imagine they were riding the range chasing bad guys

with Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers. The saddle display was my first stop whenever we went to Sears. Sears Roebuck played a significant role in the lives of many families in the 1950s. Many homemakers wouldn’t even consider buying a washer, dryer or kitchen appliance that didn’t have the Kenmore brand name on it. A set of Craftsman mechanics tools was a male status symbol. If you broke a wrench or socket you took it back to Sears and it was replaced no questions asked. Guarantees don’t get any better than that. A big event every fall was the arrival of the Sear Roebuck catalog. It was several inches thick and weighed several pounds. Of special interest to me was the toy section filled with the stuff of which dreams were made. For several years I lusted after the Fort Apache action set which included a tin lithographed

stockade, a covered wagon and numerous plastic soldier and Indian figures in various poses. Fort Apache never appeared under the Christmas tree but a friend received one and I concluded the catalog picture and description were better than the real thing. One of the highlights of my youth came in the mid 1950s when I went to the State Street Sears store with Dad and returned home with a J.C. Higgins three-speed lightweight bicycle. They called that type of bike an “English Racer” although mine was made in Austria. I was possibly the first kid in Kuna with a threespeed bike. That trumped the lumbering single speed Schwinn Phantom “tank” bike which until then had been at the top of every boy’s wish list. As a teenager, I did my duck and pheasant hunting with a J.C. Higgins 20 gauge, boltaction shotgun. The firearm

The Purple Heart Metal

The Purple Heart medal, in its most basic form, started its existence during the Revolutionary War. It was called the Badge of Military Merit and it was created by George Washington. It was a piece of purple cloth that was cut into the shape of a heart with the word ‘Merit’ sewn onto it. Unlike the current medal, this badge was given for bravery, not for being wounded. Only three were issued. The first U.S.award for being wounded was in WW1. It was called the Army Wound Ribbon. It only lasted a month. It was replaced by the Wound Chevron which was worn on the sleeve of the uniform. After WW1, in 1931, General MacArthur decided to breathe new life into the old idea of a medal for being wounded. He gave his specifications to Elizabeth Will who designed the new Purple Heart. The medal was approved by congress on the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday. It was awarded retroactively to those who served in WW1 and earlier. The criteria for the new Pur-

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Open Reception • Cruzen-Murray Library C of I • Caldwell

In this revealing series of photographs, James Mollison invites us to literally look through a window into the homes of children in many countries and circumstances. The simple portraits and biographies, along with pictures of children’s sleeping spaces, convey a message of universal childhood full of hope, insecurity, vulnerability, pain, and comfort. His call to action is that we might walk away changed.

Guest speaker Kenton Lee Exhibit tour and refreshments Free, donations welcome Public Viewing: •Nov 9 – 21, 2018, M-F 8 am – 5 pm •Thurs, Nov. 15, 8 am - 7 pm

of Idaho Yotes football games, to allow the Vallivue Cheerleading squad and MADD to raise much needed money for their organizations. Other worthwhile club endeavors include: Boxing Night at CHS; 8th Grade lock in festival; Christmas for the Sand Hollow Oasis Shelter; purchase of a new goal post at Syringa Middle School; donation to the CPD Canine program; scholarships; and maintaining a freedom shrine at the Caldwell YMCA. This is a service hearted, community invested, kid

loving bunch! Carl Christensen of Chritensen Jackson Stone Vis and Hart PLLC, has been a part of the Exchange Football program since 1974. Orville Collins has been a member for 40 plus years. That kind of longevity speaks volumes for the quality of their organization and people. If you’d be interested in joining the Caldwell Exchange Club, contact Carl, Orville, or attend their meeting at noon on Tuesday!

with local disadvantaged children. Each child is guaranteed new shoes, several outfits of clothing, and a few toys for the holidays. Children and families will be carefully selected and screened by a committee of local law enforcement officers. Approximately $200 will be spent on each child.

Their goal is to sponsor as many children as possible. “As a society, we must do all we can to support the less fortunate, especially the children. The Canyon County Sheriffs’ Lodge #29 believes this to be a worthwhile program, one that will benefit the children and families

or sexual assault. More than $2 million dollars is awarded each year to assist women in elevating their circumstances, furthering their education and overcoming impediments to them living their best lives. Soroptimists understand when women learn, families have better lives, when girls go to school, they

Photo from the Caldwell Night Rodeo Caldwell Exchange Booth: Doug Reinke, Debbie Reinke, Chris Nye, Elsie Eskew, Mitchel Davis, Darryl Ford, Sheila Ford, Jerry Neufeld, Don Ogawa.

by Lynn Johnson of the Treasure Valley area. It is a time for police and kids to interact and break down barriers that often exist. The goal is to not only financially help these children, but to let them know they have someone to turn to when they face with a potential crisis”.

SOROPTIMISTS Help Women “Live Their Dreams”

Caldwell’s beautiful Soroptimist Service club is excited at the prospect of helping area women live their dreams. The Live Your Dream Award has been a tremendous blessing to over 1500 women each year, all over the world. Over half the recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking

photo by Chantele Hensel

Introducing the Caldwell Exchange Club!

Caldwell Lions Check Presentation Caldwell Lions President Dave Moore presented a check to Officer Gilbert Longoria of the Canyon County Sheriffs Fraternal Order of Police #29 to support their annual holiday Shop with A Sheriff event. The program is designed to unite Canyon County Deputy Sheriffs

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are more likely to get paying jobs and make meaningful financial contributions, when girls have educated moms, they are more likely to pursue higher levels of learning, and when women are educated, their communities and countries are more likely to have greater economic growth. If you are interested


by Tammy Dittenber, Editor in applying for a Live Your Dream award, the deadline is November 15, 2018, and the application is at If you are interested in joining Soroptimists or learning more about their organization, please contact Chantelle Hensel, with the Caldwell Perspective.

by Leora Summers Geoff Hill (right) was welcomed as a new member into Caldwell Rotary Club on Wednesday, October 10th with President-Elect Aaron Buck (center) officiating his induction with Wendy McClain (left) as his sponsoring member. Geoff is the Chief Financial Officer for West Valley Medical Center. His classification is Administration-CFO. He lives in Nampa with his wife, Aleena, and they have three daughters and one son. He is a wonderful addition to our club! If you are interested in checking out our club come visit us during one of our regular meetings. We meet every Wednesday at noon at the Kaley Wellness Center, corner L to R: Sponsor Wendy McClain, President-Elect Aaron Buck and new member Geoffrey Hill of South 10th and Logan. We would love to meet you.

Learn to effectively use Microsoft Office, Excel, and Word Documents. Three FREE Classes will be offered to students and community members. This Webinar is for individuals with a little or no experience with Microsoft Office that are looking to improve their overall skill of these important applications.

Rotary’s 2nd Grade Book Program

by Leora Summers

Mrs. Stansell’s happy 2nd graders from Marsing Elementary School on October 25th with Rotarian Leora Summers after receiving a “chapter book” from Caldwell Rotary Club as a part of the club’s commitment to our area youth and literacy. The club will deliver about 1,400 chapter books to 18 elementary schools in Canyon and Owyhee County from now until finished.

Rib Prime at Nights Fri & S

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 or call (541) 881-5838 or TTY (541) 881-2723.

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From time to time we like to spotlight one of our great service organizations in Caldwell. The Caldwell Exchange Club meets each Tuesday at noon, at Stewarts Bar and Grill. The club focuses on youth programs and is involved in the 3-6 grade football programs in Caldwell, Middleton, Notus, Vallivue and Wilder districts, serving over 250 kids who learn the fundamentals of the game and have a truckload of fun. Exchange Club staffs a Caldwell Night Rodeo Booth, and open that booth during College


Photo by Mrs. Stansell


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