October 2019 Caldwell Perspective

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Michelle McDaniel Ross, Receives Esteemed Award! It’s A Family Thing! by Leora Summers

Michelle McDaniel Ross, daughter of Milon and Joyce McDaniel, was recently awarded the M. Juanita Guess Award also known as the CLO (Community Liaison Officer) of the Year Award, for the State Department through AFSA (American Foreign Service Association). This award is given to a “Community Liaison Officer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication, initiative or imagination in assisting the families of Americans serving at an overseas post.” Michelle said she had an amazing CLO team and management section to work with in Venezuela. For her, it was bitter-sweet to win this amazing honor as her time with the Embassy Caracas had come to an end. Lots of education, dedication and hard work brought her to this point in her life. She comes from a family that valued education and volunteerism and made sure that both values were instilled in all their children. She is the daughter of Milon and Joyce McDaniel and grew up in Caldwell and attended Caldwell Schools graduating in 1996, going on to BYU graduating in the

year 2000 majoring in English/Secondary Education. Michelle furthered her education earning a Master of Science degree in Middle Level Education in 2005 at Walden University and later furthered her education attending Union Institute and University, with a Master of Arts degree in Literature and writing graduating in 2015. In between she taught 8th grade English and language arts at Marsing schools from 20002011, and while there took a sabbatical from 2006-2008 to serve in the Peace Corps in China. She is married to Thad Ross, who is a Foreign Service Officer. When they are overseas, it is because Thad has been assigned to an embassy or consulate. Michelle, as his spouse, goes where he is assigned and wherever they go, embassy/consulate jobs are open to spouses of which the CLO position is one of those. So when Thad gets assigned somewhere, she finds a job there. They were in Chengdu, China from 2012-2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2014-2016, Washington DC 2016-2018, and then Caracas, Venezuela from 2018-2019

She first applied for the CLO position and was hired in 2012 and worked as a CLO in both Chengdu and Caracas and worked with the CLO Program head office in Washington DC between those overseas postings. She worked in the consular section in Kuala Lumpur, but volunteered often for the CLO team. Michelle and Thad were in Venezuela from August 2018 through January of 2019, at which point they were evacuated from the country due to political unrest. Since her time in Venezuela has ended, she has now begun a new position as the Community Liaison Office Program Officer for the Department of State in Washington D.C. (Overseeing the worldwide CLO program, traveling to lead CLO trainings around the world). It’s a family affair! The “buck” didn’t stop with Michelle! Her siblings, Melissa Ferro and Dr. Matthew McDaniel, also had amazing role models in the examples set by their parents, Milon and Joyce McDaniel. Both work and live in Caldwell. Michelle’s sister, Melissa Ferro, is a past “Teacher of the Year” for the State of Idaho. She teaches at

Syringa Middle School and has been the Life Science teacher there for 20 years. Melissa will complete her Ph.D this winter. Michelle’s brother, Dr. Matthew McDaniel is a graduate of the College of Idaho and received his Masters and Ph.D from University of Idaho. He previously worked as a secondary Music and Spanish teacher and administrator at Victory Charter School. Currently, he is the Principal at Lewis and Clark Elementary in Caldwell. Caldwell has definitely benefited due to this family and their dedication to education and volunteerism. Proud parents, Milon and Joyce McDaniel, have lived in Caldwell in the same home for 42 years. Milon was hired at Caldwell High School to teach Wood Shop in 1977. After receiving his Master’s degree in school counseling from the College of Idaho, he became a school counselor at Jefferson Junior High School. He then completed his administrator’s certificate and became the Assistant Principal at Syringa Middle School and after two years there, he became the Principal at Caldwell Alternative High School, later named

Canyon Springs. Upon his retirement after 34 years in the district, he began volunteering for the American Red Cross, often deploying to help during natural disasters all over the U.S. He deployed to Louisiana during Katrina, and has been to Maine, Washington, Wyoming, Tennessee, Georgia as well as several other places. He has also taught many different classes for the Red Cross and still teaches Volunteer Service classes. Milon joined Caldwell Rotary Club where he also serves the community in many different ways, one of which is spear heading the club’s 2nd grade book project which benefits 1,400 2nd graders in 18 area schools in Canyon and Owyhee counties. Joyce taught 2nd grade at Van Buren elementary before receiving her Master’s degree in counseling from the College of Idaho. She then became an elementary counselor and was employed at Marsing before returning to Van Buren to work until retirement. Joyce also volunteers for Red Cross with Milon and currently volunteers as an instructor for Volunteer Services for the Red Cross. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5


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Chamber activity and participation has the positive effect of business retention and expansion, quality of life, economic development and may other elements. If you are interested in getting involved in the Caldwell Chamber or want to make a difference in your community, the Chamber offers several volunteer committees for you to take part. Working together in Caldwell, we can make a difference!

Oct. 1: 11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ambassadors Meeting, Janitzios Oct. 1: 1:30 PM . . . . . . . . . .Education, Cruzen Murray Library, C of I. Oct. 2: 12 PM . . . . . . . . . . . Agri-Business, Indian Creek Steakhouse. Oct. 4: 4:30 PM . . Ribbon Cutting: True Roots Chiropractic & Wellness 1016 E. Chicago St. Suite 105, Caldwell, ID 83605 Oct. 7: 12 PM . . . . . . . . . . .Transportation, Indian Creek Steakhouse. Oct 8: 11:15 AM . . . . Noonbreak Luncheon, Simplot Dining Hall, C of I. Oct. 11: 12 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ribbon Cutting: Platinum Salon & Spa 1721 S. 10th Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605 Oct. 15: 4:30 PM . . . . . . . . . .Ground Breaking: MOSAIC Public School On Lincoln, near Shane Pl. Oct. 17: 12 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gov’t Affairs, Acapulco. Oct. 17: 4:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Business After Hours Prestige Assisted Living/Autumn Wind, 200 W. Beech St., Caldwell Oct. 23: 8-9:30 AM . . . . . . . . . .Coffee Connect, First Interstate Bank 923 Dearborn St., Caldwell Please plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak Luncheon, Tuesday, October 8th at 11:15 a.m., C of I, Simplot Dining Hall. Call the Chamber of Commerce to RSVP 208-459-7493.

October 1 1st-15th: Costume drive, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St. 11 AM: Conversation Club, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St. October 2 6:30 PM: Writers group, Flying M coffee, Caldwell October 3 10 AM: Mommy N’ Me, New Covenant Baptist Church, 624 Lake Lowell, Nampa. 6:30 PM: Beekeeping for New-Bees, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St October 4 NATIONAL TACO DAY!

4:30 PM: True Roots Chiropractic and Wellness Grand Opening, 1016 East Chicago Street Suite #105, Caldwell 6 PM: Brave Hearts Nights, Indian Creek Steakhouse, 711 Main Street, Caldwell October 5 10 AM: Watershed Watch 12 PM: Caldwell Train Depot Open House, Caldwell Train Depot, 701 Main Street, Caldwell 2 PM: Pokemon Club, Caldwell, 1010 Dearborn St

October 5 (CONTINUED) 4 PM: Treasure Our Valley, Downtown Caldwell 5:15 PM: Society of St. Vincint de Paul International Dinner and Auction, Our Lady of the Valley, 1122 W Linden St, Caldwell. For Tickets - (208)459-3653 10 AM- 10 PM: 1st Marsing Health Fair,M arsing High School, Dr. Exams, Dental, Blood Pressures, Ear Washing, BloodGlucose checks, A1C Testing. 301 S 8th Ave W, In Marsing. October 6 9:30 AM: Deer Flat ChurchFirst Responders Appreciation Day, Deer Flat Church, 17703 Beet Rd, Caldwell October 7 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S 5Th Ave., Caldwell 5:15 PM: Meet Me Monday, family friendly fitness event, Flying M Coffee, Caldwell October 8 4 PM: Legends of Coyote: Free Community Puppet Show, Jewett Auditorium, 2112 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell October 9 1 PM: Introduction to Genealogy, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St.

October 9 (CONTINUED) 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club: 6 PM-Meeting, Mr. V’s, Ray (208) 697-1357. 6:30 PM: A Night of Poetry, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St 6:30 PM: Happiness Club, Flying M coffee, Caldwell October 11 Caldwell School District: No School. 12 PM: Platinum Salon and Spa Grand Opening, 1721 S. 10th Ave., Caldwell October 11 7 PM: SIBA presentation at the Deerflat Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. October 12 11 AM: Big Boy Toy Box, Indian Creek Plaza, 120 S Kimball Ave., Caldwell 2 PM: Make It! Knit and Crochet 101, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St, Caldwell October 14

5:15 PM: Meet Me Monday, family friendly fitness event, Flying M Coffee, Caldwell 7 PM: Urban Renewal Agency Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S 5th Ave, Caldwell

October 15 (CONTINUED) 4:30 PM: MOSAICS Public School Ground Breaking, on Take 10th to Marble Front, L on Georgia Ave, Right on Lincoln Rd. Watch for signs. October 16 NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY! 6:30 PM: Writers group, Flying M coffee, Caldwell October 18 Vallivue School District: No School October 19 11 AM-11 PM: The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival. An entire day of fall and Halloween themed activities. Visit www.indiancreekplaza.com for the complete schedule.2 PM: Family Afternoon Movie: Aladdin, Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St. October 21 5:15 PM: Meet Me Monday, family friendly fitness event, Flying M Coffee, Caldwell 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room October 23 4:30-8 PM: Vallivue School District Parent teacher conferences 8 AM: Coffee Connect, First Interstate Bank, 923 Dearborn St, Caldwell 6:30 PM: Happiness Club, Flying M coffee, Caldwell

October 23 (CONTINUED) 6:15 PM: Arcis Saxaphone Quartet Concert Connection and Dinner, & PM concert, Caldwell Fine Arts. Ticketswww.caldwellfinearts.org. October 25 Caldwell School District: Parent Teacher Conferences. 6-8 PM: Soroptimist International of Caldwell Spaghetti Dinner, Lady of the Valley Catholic Church 1122 W Linden S. Tickets are available at the door October 26 1 PM: Run for Respect 5K, Indian Creek Plaza, For more info visit - Indiancreekplaza. com October 28 5:15 PM: Meet Me Monday, family friendly fitness event, Flying M Coffee, Caldwell October 31 4 PM: Procession of Catrinas, Indian Creek Plaza, 120 S Kimball Ave., Caldwell November 1 9 AM- 9PM: Greenleaf friends Academy Country Christmas Bazaar, Greenleaf, Free. 5:30-8 PM: Greenleaf Friends Academy Harvest Dinner, in Greenleaf. (208)-459- 6346 November 2 9 AM- 3 PM: Greenleaf friends Academy Country Christmas Bazaar, 20565 N Academy Rd in Greenleaf, Free.

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Monday 10:30 AM: Baby N’ Me 4:30 PM: Family Fun Tuesday 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime Wednesday 10:30 AM: Preschool storytime 11:15 AM: Music and Movement 4:30 PM: Tween Scene Thursday 4:30 PM: Teen Thursday Friday 10 AM: Tai Chi

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Monday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit & Fall Class 1 PM: Line Dancing 7 PM: Square Dance Tuesday 9 AM: Art Group 1 PM: Pinochle 4:30 PM: Bingo Wednesday 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Thursday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit & Fall Class Friday 1 PM: Bingo 6 PM: Community Dance

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TOWN TALK! Dar Essay Contest 2019-2020 Idaho Pocahontas, Caldwell, announces the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest for 2019-2020. This is a national contest for all public and home-schools 5th through 12th grade. For the American History

contest for 5th through 8th graders, the topic is “The Voyage of the Mayflower”. At the chapter level, one essay for each grade will be selected. For the Christopher Columbus contest for 9th through 12 graders, the topic

is “A Sailor’s Experiences as Part of Christopher Columbus’ First Expedition to the Americas”. Only one essay will be selected from these four grades. All requirements on the instruction sheet must be fol-

lowed, which sheet can be obtained from Nancy Baxter, 208-459-6116, nbaxter@q. com. The deadline for the essays to be received is Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The DAR organization is devoted to the preservation

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HUNGER WALK scheduled for October 20th

Each year hundreds of Canyon County residents take to the streets and walk to fight hunger and poverty in the annual Canyon County CROP Hunger Walk. This year’s CROP Hunger Walk is at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 starting at the McCain Stu-

Marsing Labor Sponsorship Committee will be hosting the 1st Marsing Health Fair at Marsing High School Oct. 5th Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. We have The next American Red Cross Caldwell blood draw will be held on Friday, Oc-

dent Union on the College of Idaho campus in Caldwell. Registration is at 2 p.m. This event is free, but donations are welcome. CROP or Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty raises awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as for local food banks and community gardens. This is the fiftieth Anniversary for the National CROP Hunger Walk. During the past five decades, walks around the United States have raised millions of dollars for local organizations and international relief. Last year alone, over 800 events raised over $8.3 million dollars.

Marsing Health Fair

During this year’s walk, 25 percent of funds raised will go to help the Calgary Holiness Food Pantry in Wilder, the Canyon Hill Community Garden in Caldwell and the Treasure Valley Leadership Academy’s Traveling Table in Nampa. To learn more or to donate to Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty visit www.crophungerwalk.org/caldwellid or you can contact the treasurer Vicki Tieszen at vickitieszen@cableone.net. Thank you to our t-shirt sponsors: McKelp Sod Farms, Ripley Doorn & Co., Mr. V’s, Debbie Lasher Re/ Max, Medical Clinic Pharmacy, Boone Presbyterian Church, West

partnered with St. Alphonsus Mobile Health Clinic to bring this free community event. We will have The Idaho Foodbank here as well handing out Food boxes. We will

have Dental, Medical, Health Screeinings. The Mammogram bus will also be here! Contact Cam Christiansen at the City of Marsing, Housing Authority 208-896-4168.

tober 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The drive will be held at the Grace Lutheran

Church, 2700 S Kimball Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605. call 208459-1423 to schedule.


Valley Medical Center, Faith Lutheran Church, Caldwell United Methodist Church, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Nampa Seventh Day Adventist Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Nampa First Christian Church, Nampa Church of the Brethren, Caldwell Presbyterian Church, Evergreen Heights Mennonite Church, and Nampa First Presbyterian Church. PARTICIPATE IN THE CROP WALK

of a constitutional republic, our country’s history and patriotic education. To become a member, it is necessary to prove a genealogical lineage to a participant in the Revolutionary War. For more information, please contact Juvanne Martin, 208-461-8866. • What: Canyon County CROP Hunger Walk • Where: McCain Student Union, C of I Campus, Caldwell, Id • When: Sunday, Oct. 20. Registration at 2 p.m. and walk at 2:30 • Local Recipients: Calgary Holiness Food Pantry in Wilder, Canyon Hill Community Garden, Caldwell and Treasure Valley Leadership Academy’s Traveling Table, Nampa • Distance: Routes are either one or three miles

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Page 4 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Local non-profit Destination Caldwell is investing in agritourism to attract more visitors and business to Caldwell by opening a new trail through the Snake River Valley. “For visitors, this is a way to escape the city and experience the simple life, even if it’s just for the weekend,” says Keri Smith-Sigman, the CEO of Destination

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Local Non-Profit Opens New AgVenture Trail in Caldwell

Caldwell. “We invite them to rub shoulders with local farmers, try something new and get a taste of the good life out here.” The AgVenture Trail is a self-guided adventure through 12 farms, orchards, pastures and produce stands across the valley, starting in Downtown Caldwell. Each stop along the 40-mile long loop has

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opportunities for visitors to take classes from local farmers, pick produce, dine on farm-to-fork meals, go horseback riding and more. The trail also includes six farmer’s markets and restaurants. Visitors can make it a quick day-trip or even spend a whole weekend on the trail, staying at hotels, inns and campgrounds along the way. “That’s what makes this experience so unique and special to this region,” Smith-Sigman says. “Visitors get to see, taste and experience food in a whole new way...and they leave feeling a little more connected to the land we all share.” For Smith-Sigman, setting up close partnerships

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with local businesses has been crucial in making the trail a reality. Destinations along the trail include local businesses like Lakeview Fruit, Vine and Branch Ranch, the Nampa Farmers’ Market, Indian Creek Steakhouse and Little Cow Mountain Farm. “The farmers and business owners here are extremely passionate, dedicated and proud of what they do,” Smith-Sigman says. “Some have been farming here for generations while others moved from bigger cities to start something new, but all of them share a deep love for the land.” Smith-Sigman and her team at Destination Caldwell set up AgVenture

Trail as part of a larger initiative to attract more visitors, support local businesses and inspire entrepreneurs to open up shop in Caldwell. As the world’s second-leading producer of seeds and home to an American Viticultural Area, Caldwell is a growing hub for food and wine in Idaho. By promoting local agriculture, Smith-Sigman says the AgVenture Trail can help Caldwell continue to grow by showcasing what the region has always done best. “We’re staying true to our roots when we support our local agriculture,” SmithSigman says. “And we can’t wait to share that passion with Idaho and the rest of the Pacific Northwest.”

New Family Friendly Event Brings The Farm To You Make ice cream, learn to rope, set siphon tubes, press apple cider, grind flour with a bicycle, sample local food and beverages in downtown Caldwell Treasure Our Valley, an event that celebrates and promotes protecting farm and ranch land, will take place at Indian Creek Plaza in downtown Caldwell on Saturday, October 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. An adult siphon tube setting contest, for all ages, will begin at 6:15 p.m. The event will also bring farm experiences, such as making ice cream, pressing apples to create cider, learning to rope, setting siphon tubes, and grinding flour with a bicycle to attendees. Local honey, onion rings, craft cheese, popcorn, beer, wine, and hard cider samples will be available, while supplies last. Additional food will be available for purchase from two ‘farm to fork’

food trucks. Live entertainment during the event will include stilt walkers, The Real Doug Lane band, produced by the Veterans organization Operation Encore, and Idaho musicians the Jake Leg Band, and Sove. The event was organized in a partnership between Treasure Valley Food Coalition, the Idaho Rangeland Conservation Partnership, the Coalition for Agriculture’s Future, the American Farmland Trust, and Destination Caldwell. “Farmers and ranchers love what they do, and they want to keep doing it, and this event is an important way for farmers and the public to let everyone know that honoring the land is important,” said Clay Erskine, a farmer in Caldwell. A study from Boise State University on urban development estimates that the

Treasure Valley region could grow between 1.25 million and 1.75 million people and between 59 percent and 64 percent of the region’s farmland will disappear by 2100. That loss equates to between 190,000 and 220,000 acres lost to low-density development, about four times the size of Boise. Boise State representatives will be present at the event to discuss the study and answer questions for the public. “Farmland loss is concerning because of how unique the Treasure Valley is, not just to the Pacific Northwest, or to the US, but to the world. The quality of the soil and climate makes our area one of the most important production areas in the world,” said George Crookham, a seed producer in Caldwell, Idaho. “Any land loss in the Treasure Valley impacts the world’s food supply.”

ATTENTION ALL FAMILIES AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO WANT TO HELP! As we see the weather changing each day it is a reminder that the Christmas season is quickly approaching. The Salvation Army is now beginning the signups for bell ringers to volunteer their time to raise the funds to provide families essentials. If you are interested in participating you can go to www.ringidaho.org and choose Caldwell to find shift this holiday season. The office is located at 1023 E. Chicago St. and will be open from 9 a.m.

to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tis’ the season for giving. OCTOBER WORD SEARCH

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October 2019


Michelle McDaniel Ross, CLO of the Year, Caracus

Joyce and Milon McDaniel, parents and great role models for all, at a volunteer table during the latest Caldwell Rotary fundraiser, with proceeds going to area veterans and community projects of the club.

photo by Leora Summers

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Michelle McDaniel Ross continued from Page 1 She is also instrumental in helping and planning with Milon for the Rotary 2nd grade book project. Joyce was awarded an honorary status in the Caldwell Rotary Club due to her “Service above Self” due to her dedicated volunteerism with the 2nd Grade Rotary Book Project and other club projects and events. What a great example this couple has set for their children and community and we have all benefitted. Milon and Joyce, you can be very proud of your accomplishments and it is amazing to see how your family has taken up the challenge from the example you set. You and yours are invaluable to our community. THANK YOU!

The Southwest Idaho Legacy Organization (SILO) seeks grant applications The Southwest Idaho Legacy Organization (SILO) was established in 1976. SILO was funded with the proceeds from the sale of the Caldwell Memorial Hospital. In October 2016, the Caldwell Community Civic Building Association became a committee of SILO. Caldwell Community Civic Building Committee was formed in 1964 and has rented tables and chairs to community events in addition its charitable functions. The Southwestern Idaho Legacy Organization issued grants totaling $45,800 for the year ended 10-31-18 as follows: Caldwell Metro; $2,000, Charlie Alvaro Athletic Group; $600, City of Greenleaf; $2,000, Friends of Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge, Inc.; $1,500, Girls of

the Run; $2,000, Greenleaf Friends Academy; $3,000, Greenleaf Historical Society; $1,500, Homedale High School; $3,000, Homedale Public Library; $1,500, Homedale Youth Baseball; $2,000, Idaho Food Bank; $2,000, Meals on Wheels $4,000, Parma Panther Library; $3,000, Patricia Romanko Public Library; $3,000, Salvation Army; $4,000, Sleep in Heavenly Peace; $3,500, Ten Davis Recreational District; $3,000, Treasure Valley YMCA; $2,500, and Wilder Free Library District; $1,700. For the year ended 1031-19, SILO has awarded grants totaling $7,300 so far as follows: Boise Rescue Mission, $1,000, Charlie Alvaro Athletic Group; $300, Idaho Food Bank; $1,000,

Meals on Wheels $3,000, and Salvation Army; $2,000. The Southwestern Idaho Legacy Organization Board consists of Doug Amick, President, Carl Christensen, Vice President, Debra L. Vis, Secretary/Treasurer, Kent Marmon, Melissa Jayo, Darlene Hotchkiss, David Kiser, Ivy Cardenas, Keith Vickers, Liz Lyons, Mary Ihli-Laan and Toni Kelly. The Caldwell Community Civic Building committee consists of Bob and Jackie Vertress, Chuck Randolph, Charlene Cooper, Carlene Deide, Frank and Beverly DeMark, Terry and Trina Harrell, Nathelle Oates, Eloise VanSlyke and Cathy Dines. The SILO would like organizations within Canyon and Owyhee Counties excluding Nampa to apply for grants.

Good candidates are tax exempt organizations who show how their organization will serve the pressing needs of the community. The Organization favors projects that include matching funds from other sources, specific needs within a larger program rather than operating expenses, and those that benefit the greatest number of people in our community. Grant applications can be obtained by calling Debra Vis at 208-250-2256 or emailing her at debvis78@gmail.net or by sending a request to Southwest Idaho Legacy Organization, (SILO), P O Box 1358, Caldwell, ID 836061358. Applications need to be submitted by October 14, 2019 and grants will be awarded by October 31, 2019. The award must be

used within one year of being issued. The SILO is a nonprofit organization to which contributions can also be made. Although the Foundation has been very good stewards of the funds they were entrusted to, the effects of time on money have made the organization’s community impact a little smaller each year. If you would like to contribute to an organization that makes your community a better place to live, you can do so by mailing your contributions to the above address or contacting any Board Member. Additionally the organization is also seeking members of the community to serve on the board, if you are interested please contact any Board Member.

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October 2019

Do you know WHO your food comes from?

by Maddison Huck, Destination Caldwell Intern photos by Nordby Photography


Thunderstorms, lightning, gray skies and rain coming down was not the way the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce wanted to kick off the 7th annual Farm to Fork Dinner on the Creek. Lucky for us the gray clouds parted and the

sun came out just in time to enjoy a beautiful evening on the 6th Avenue bridge decorated beautifully in brown and gold with lights all around the bridge to allow for a fine evening for its many guest. As friends gathered to-

gether they sampled wines from Hat Ranch, Huston, Williamson and Vizcaya as they enjoyed live jazz music performed by Jay Multanen’s band. Once again Chef Nate from The Tower Grill Restaurant created a wonder-

ful meal with ingredients home grown here in Idaho and Canyon County that included a Fall harvest salad, Thai curry coconut soup, Idaho beef that had been braised for 8 hours and to close this wonderful meal with a dessert of real

Fire Department Update We will be launching PulsePoint publicly in canyon county Oct/Nov.

Information: Where adopted, PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday

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citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. App users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and willing to assist in case of an emergency can be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert users in the vicinity of the need for CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of advanced medical care. The application also directs these potential rescuers to the exact location

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vanilla bean panna cotta with Sangiovese poached Sunny Slope pears with cranberry pearls. The Farm to Fork Dinner on the Creek is held the first Friday in September. Mark your calendar for 2020. Tickets go fast. by the Caldwell Fire Department

of the closest Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Senior Education Series: • In partnership with Heart and Home the Caldwell Fire Department will be hosting a senior education series covering topics such as fall prevention, illness prevention, and initiating difficult conversations. Summer Highlights: • What do the firefighters do when not on calls? We give tours of our station to our community members, we are proactive by walking through our businesses for familiarization in case of an event, training and much more. • 4th of July – CFD, CPD and the Mayor’s office conducted the patriotic contests. • July – Fire in the Hole Golf Tournament benefitting the Caldwell Firefighters Burnout Fund. This year’s tournament raised more money than ever! We are so thankful for the support and grateful we will be able to provide support to families that are affected by fire. • Canyon County Fair – Fire Prevention hosts a

4th of July Event

Golf Tournament

booth providing education for our community members and of course the popular water feature. Trick or Treat: Stop by Fire Administration building and get your free flashlight and reflective bracelet. Stay safe this Halloween!


This is our ONE day FALL OPEN HOUSE! We will have Christmas ornaments and gifts as well as a large variety of unique one-of-a-kind functional glass art.

We are also available most days by appointment. Please call ahead.

October 19th Home Game Pre-Football Tailgaiting

BEER & BRATS 11 AM to 1 PM

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October 2019 • Rexburg has the highest safety score in the state. • Caldwell was found to have an average score of 76.46. • There is a citizen-to-officer ratio of 1.18 per 1,000 citizens in Caldwell. Safety First: Perhaps you’re looking for a change of scenery, or maybe your job has offered you a promotion in a different city… Whatever it is, when considering packing up your life and moving to a different place, safety should be your number one priority. Idaho prides itself on its beautiful farmlands and landscape scenery. The

West Valley Medical Center collected 65 pounds of medications during it’s first annual “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back event, on Saturday, September 7. Law enforcement officers from the Caldwell Police Department partnered with West Valley to provide community members an easy way to drop off unused and expired medications. “A significant number of opioid addictions and overdose deaths come from individuals accessing unused opioid prescriptions of family and friends. That’s why events like this are so important, not only to provide an opportunity for the community to properly dispose of medications but also to educate,” said Betsy Hunsicker, West Valley Chief Executive Officer. As an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, West Valley Medical Center is part of a system that uses the science of “big data” to reduce opioid misuse and transform pain management, with initiatives in surgical, emergency and other care settings, including: • Enhanced Surgical Recovery: HCA Healthcare/West Valley Medical Center focuses on a multi-modal ap-

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Caldwell Ranked as One of the Safest Cities in Idaho

Gem State is also loved for its kind people - so much so that the people of Pocatello (a large city in Bannock County) are legally required to smile in public! Security-based review, comparison and news site, Security Baron, analysed FBI rankings of crime rates to find out what the top 24 safest cities are in Idaho, and what their safety score is. The analysis found that Caldwell (with a population of 54,345) emerged on the list, with an average safety score of 76.46 and a rate of 2.56 violent crimes per

1,000 citizens. The city also has a citizen-to-officer ratio of 1.18 per 1,000 people and an average income of $43,269. Additionally, there are 16,204 households in Caldwell and a rate of 19.51 property crimes per 1,000 citizens. It was also found that the safest city in Idaho is Rexburg, with a safety score of 87.8 and an average income of $26,341. Rexburg has a rate of only 0.38 violent crimes per 1,000 citizens and in fact, a citizen-to-officer ratio of 1.12 per 1,000 people. It’s highly unlikely

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you’ll be a victim of crime there! There are 7,942 households in Rexburg on average, and the city has a rate of 6.13 property crimes per 1,000 residents. By comparison, it was found that Garden City ranked last on the list, with a safety score of 66.99 and a median income of $43,656. The city in Ada County has a rate of 5.64 violent crimes per 1,000 citizens, along with a citizen-to-officer ratio of 2.22 per 1,000 people. Security Baron created an infographic where you can view the top 24 safest

cities in Idaho, along with their safety scores and other interesting crime statistics: https://securitybaron.com/ safe-cities/idaho/ ‘Theft or violence can occur ‘in the nick of crime’ and no one is immune,’ says Joe Auer of Security Baron. ‘Although it is difficult to predict when crime will occur, it is vital to ensure the area you are visiting or moving to is secure and not infamous for any sort of criminal behaviour. You can use safety scores and rankings to check!’

West Valley Collects 65 Pounds of Medications During Take Back Day unused and expired opioid medications. Approximately 65 HCA Healthcare facilities across

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proven to reduce discomfort in 83 percent of patients in a clinical setting. • Opioid Addiction Resources: West Valley has devoted a webpage to help those seeking resources. It also includes more information about what West Valley is doing to help crush the crisis. https://westvalleymedctr.com/blog/entry/opioid-addiction-resources A member of Governor Brad Little’s staff was present for today’s event to show support for West Valley’s goal to rid cabinets of

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The Treasure Valley Family YMCA wishes to congratulate the Caldwell Family YMCA’s Volunteer Coordinator, Amanda Schmierer, for her recent achievement of becoming a globally Certified Volunteer Administrator. Schmierer has been employed with the Caldwell Family YMCA since 2016, and has professionally practiced in the field of Volunteer Administration for almost a decade. Schmierer joins an elite few volunteer managers in Idaho who have received the accreditation. Schmierer’s certification was obtained through the Council for Certification in We are excited to announce that the Southwest Chapter of Idaho Credit Unions is holding our Second Annual Super Market Dash Wednesday October 2, 2019 at Ridley’s Grocery Store in Middleton at 6:00 a.m. Each credit union has committed at least $500 for their shopping dash and Ridleys


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Volunteer Administration, the only internationally accredited certifying agency for those in the volunteer management profession. The Council only certifies volunteer managers who have met certain standards of excellence, and can demonstrate high-level knowledge and skill in the field. “It’s a great honor,” says Schmierer. “There are very few people in the world—let alone in Idaho—who are Certified Volunteer Administrators. I’m very honored to be part of that group.” In 2018, the volunteer program at the Caldwell Family YMCA saw nearly 250 has offered special discounts and encouraged having the event the first week in October to take advantage of their case good sale. Each credit union will have a turn for a team of two to run through Ridleys getting as much in their cart as possible. Their donations will be given

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to local food banks and pantries. The credit unions have prepared by checking with their food bank to make sure what items will be important to focus on getting for what their organization needs the most. Food banks that will be helped through this event include Idaho Food Bank, the Middleton

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“LETTER’S TO MAMA” Nine weeks ago I sent my son, Garrett, to boot camp. I look at his car sitting in the driveway and remember the late nights in the living room listening and watching for headlights before going to bed. I have red circles on my calendar now indicating when I will get another hug from this hardworking young man. On September 19th -one of the circled dates, Garrett’s fiancé, Nimsi, and I flew to Georgia for family weekend, 3 days with Garrett. We flew into Atlanta, about 100 miles from Columbus which is near the base. Flying from Boise to Atlanta was $295 round trip but to fly to Columbus was over $1,000. To say the least, I would have driven if I had to. I needed to lay eyes on my son and see for myself…not out of concern, but out of love and pride. We stayed at the B.A.A.M (Fort Benning Moms Facebook group) preferred hotel, Holiday Inn & Suites in Columbus. The event began at 9 a.m. on September 20th with a family briefing in the chapel and a turning green ceremony on a field nearby. The military men and women cadenced into the large outdoor area where they repeated the Infantryman’s

creed, sang the Army song and the ARMY patch was put on their sleeve (the induction into the United States Army). The moms on the Facebook group “veteran mothers” refer to these opportunities, whether looking at a group of military trainees in photos or in person as “looking for their waldo.” I didn’t quite understand that until about week 3 when I saw that photos were being posted usually a group and always in a training exercise. I have spent countless hours zooming into photos looking for my “waldo”. As the soldiers were released they all ran to a nearby area, probably to collect their phones for family weekend. Nimsi and I scanned the parameter looking for Garrett, it’s no surprise that I could pick that kid out of any number of people. He was that one kid I always had to keep an eye on. Somethings never change..I spotted him quickly and was able to point him out to the love of his life. She was so nervous and excited I knew that the first hug was for her. Garrett had another young man (his battle buddy) with him who’s family could not make it from Montana. So Garrett, Mills, Nimsi and I walked back to the

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YMCA, visit their website at ymcatvidaho.org. If you are a volunteer manager and would like more information about SWIDOVS, you can email them at swidovs@ gmail.com. by Val Brooks west Christian Credit Union, Pioneer Federal Credit Union, Simplot Employees Credit Union For additional information please contact Val Brooks, CEO, Simplot Employees Credit Union at the number below or cell phone (208) 8905398. by Chantele Hensel, publisher rental car and first thing those young men wanted to do was EAT. It was a strange day getting to know the man that my son has grown into. Everyone he conversed with, waitresses, hosts, sales clerks, etc. were ma’am or sir…I did love that I was still Mom. The young men had not had freedom in a while so were happy to just sit and relax. About 5 p.m. they become worried about returning to the base by curfew with the number of vehicles traveling through the security gates. So we went back for a small tour of the simplicity of their current positions in the Army and at 7 p.m. we watched them walk away to join in formation. On Saturday morning I was awakened by a light on the desk in the hotel room…at 3 a.m. it did my heart good to see Nimsi sitting working on her makeup anxiously waiting our return to the base to get Garrett for a 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. visit. It was a great day. Even with letters going back and forth these past months I had so many questions. The stories the guys would tell us were mostly funny, and I am glad they were told to me CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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The Jerry Can was designed in Germany in the 1930s. The name comes from the U.S. slang for Germans at the time. It’s capacity is 5.3 gallons. It was created for the German military whose specifications included that a single soldier be able to carry two full cans or four empty ones. That is why they have the three handle design. The can had a large spout and flip top lid that was ahead of its time. It was rect-

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while sitting across from my son rather than in a letter. I may not have seen the humor otherwise. Another S.I.T (solider in training) had a family with included a mom and a step mom, one evening when mail was being dispersed this kid got a package from mom that contained a gallon sized bag of chocolate chip cookies. It is known that if they need something in boot camp they can buy it at the PX (post exchange or base store) the drill sergeant told the young man to eat every single one of the cookies. By the end of the big bag the drill sergeant was putting the cookies in the young man’s mouth. To say the least I don’t think he will want another cookie anytime soon. Oh, but that’s not the end of the story… about two weeks later another

the Stars scholarship fund. The two worthy organization split $3000. Members of the CFDA come from all over the country and travel all over to compete and earn Top Gun Points. They wear 1880’s attire and adopt colorful alias’, shoot .45 caliber single action revolvers and although they’re shooting against other shooters, hitting a target at 21 feet as quickly as possible is the goal. Winners of this years GNTC were Old West in the men’s division with Crosswired the highest placing junior

boy and in the womens division Huckelberry won and the highest placing junior girl was Sea Shooter, Sponsors of this years GNTC included the following: City of Caldwell, The College of Idaho, Air Comfort, Inc, Caxton Printing, Intermountain Gas Company, Caldwell Kiwanis, Valli Information Systems, Carpenter Screen Printing, Stinker Stores, Jacksons Food Stores, Dutch Bros of Canyon County, Human Bean, Bird Stop, College of Western Idaho, Idaho Central Credit Union, McDonalds and Albertsons.

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Danger lurks in them thar hills. The treasure valley is rightly named and that kind of invite brings all kinds, the good, the bad, the quick, and the soon to be dead. Sagebrush Sal and Skinner (aka, Roxanne and Bob Marshall) help to bring the quick together with their group, the Treasure Valley Gunslingers. They put on expos and compete in competitions as a sanctioned club of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association. This year the Great Northwest Territorial Championship raised funds for the Caldwell Veterans Hall and the CFDA Shoot for

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Military Spotlight: The Jerry Can

angular and therefore easy to stack. The recessed seam and side indentations protected it from damage as well as allowing for contraction and expansion. In 1939, an American engineer, traveling through Germany, obtained one and, eventually, brought it back to the States. He gave it to military authorities but despite being a superior item, they went with the old WW1 ten gallon cans which required a

wrench to open it and a spout to pour it. Eventually, the engineer’s Jerry Can was sent down to a camp in Maryland and it was redesigned and adopted by our military. They kept much of the original design with the exception of the indented stamp on the side was a simple X. The fuel cans still needed a wrench and spout whereas the water can had the new flip top lid. Fuel was the lifeblood of

the American war effort in both theaters of operation and the Jerry Can was the vessel that carried it. Cans were lost in combat operations at an alarming rate. Logistics called for 1.3 million cans a month which was more demand that the allies could supply. Despite all this, it was an integral part in winning the war. Many other countries have since adopted the design of the Jerry Can. Our military

package comes to this same young man. This time from step mom with another gallon sized bag. When the kid was handed the bag he was pleading that he didn’t want them, but to save the rest of his platoon from being smoked (disciplined) he ate every single bite. Poor kid. When Garrett left for boot camp, he was not in shape and only weeks before leaving even gave it two thoughts. Garrett was the chubby, out of shape kid, and he was given the nickname Pork Chop, LOL. That one is funny. It was a blessing that the Drill Sargent was in Garrett’s face, “Do you want to quit, Pork Chop.” “Do you need to go to fat camp?” I know my kid, you tell him he can’t do something and that’s exactly what he is going to do. He is the platoon leader and has not once been cycled through the “fat camp”. On the Saturday of our visit, I wanted to give Nimsi and Garrett some time just the two of them so Mills (the battle buddy) and I went to check out Columbus. Mills gave me such peace of mind, he told me Garrett had so much heart and he is such a good man always helping oth-

ers. Sunday, was similar to the day before but as they would be preparing for a 12 mile ruck on Monday we had to have the guys back at 2 p.m The kids, Nimsi and Garrett were able to set the wedding date for New Year’s Day so that will give Nimsi and I something to focus on. We go back for graduation late October and letters were waiting at home when we returned. I did learn that upon graduation, Garrett will immediately report to Airborne school on the same base and then he will be home for a short leave (Christmas and wedding time), then he and Nimsi will be report to Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He will be a paratrooper, but is thinking of going into the navigation side of airborne. The long-awaited visit flew by, but it was a good

reset. He was consistent in his need from me here at home. “Mom stay Army Strong. Tell the family I love them and take care

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“LETTERS TO MAMA” CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 of Nimsi until I can.” To whom much is given, much more is required. Pork Chops mama… signing off.

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This story began when the family matriarch received a Facebook message from her granddaughter explaining that she had received a $50,000 trust from “The Trust Community Foundation”. The granddaughter added that she had to pay $1500 to cover tax and clearance fees, and she urged the grandmother to get in on the act. The grandmother was, wisely, concerned it was a scam and began asking questions that the granddaughter answered via Messenger, saying she couldn’t communicate by phone. Worrying that her loved one was involved in a horrible scam, she contacted the Better Business Bureau and was advised it most likely

The 7th annual Caldwell Youth Forum was hosted today by the College of Idaho. The Caldwell Youth Forum is a one-day leadership seminar that encourages students to step out of the background and lead the way in making positive changes within their schools and communities. The forum began in 2011 as part of the Caldwell Youth Master Plan, which was adopted to provide a framework to enhance the life and safety of Caldwell’s youth and children. The Forum brings together students from multiple different schools around the area and uses team-building activities, advocates and lectures to

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The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Today announced student Gregory S Giardina from Caldwell, ID, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by SHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Gregory has demonstrat-

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Pictured left: Nathelle Oates, Treasurer, Caldwell; Donna Tolmie, Historian. Homedale; Pat Hinton, Librarian, Caldwell; Nancy Baxter, Secretary, Caldwell; Ann Bechen, Idaho State DAR Chaplain, Boise; Jessie Hall, Chaplain, Middleton; Juvanne Martin, Regent and Registrar, Nampa, and Lorene Oates, Vice-Regent, Caldwell.

Idaho Pocahontas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their installation of new officers at the Caldwell Christian Church. The Caldwell DAR Chapter was organized March 29, 1910 and was issued its charter May 1912. The group meets the second Saturday of each month. For information about membership, contact Juvanne Martin at juvanne@earthlink.net or 208-461-8866.

Rotary Freedom Brewfest–Beery Successful!

“Beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I did not drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, it is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true, than be selfish and worry about my liver.” Babe Ruth Hooray! Caldwell Rotary’s BREWFEST on September 6th was a huge success! We had our first BREWFEST at Memorial Park. It was smallish, but well received and the interest was piqued to continue and build on it. Last year was our first time at Indian Creek Plaza and we ran out of the 500 mugs we had and also ran out of beer before it was through. We learned a lot from that one. We vowed to never run out of beer again! But this year, this year! WOW! 800 mugs were ordered and over 600 were

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sold for the event. The day went so smoothly. This event has great potential to grow every year as the word continues to get out. Causes drive fundraisers and our community appreciates our efforts to continue to support our area veterans and community projects that

involve our youth and others. Thank you to all our Rotarians, veterans, beer pourers, distributors and plaza volunteers and other helpers. Special thanks to our Caldwell Rotary Foundation for not only all their hard work, but for a great community event enjoyed by all!

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Rotarians Milon McDaniel (back left) and Joyce McDaniel (back right) delivered books to Mrs. Wendy Stansell’s 2nd grade class in Marsing to start off Rotary’s 2nd Grade Book Project this year.

Caldwell Rotary President Aaron Buck (left) initiated Robert “Bob” Piazza (center) into Caldwell Rotary Club on September 11th with Bob’s sponsor, Denny Smith (right), by his side. Bob’s classification is “Manufacturing.”

By the end of this year, over 1,400 grade appropriate chapter books will be delivered to 2nd grade classes in 18 schools in Canyon and Owyhee counties as a part of Rotary’s literacy project. This is sometimes the first book to begin a child’s home library. The McDaniels order books for Rotary’s project and each teacher selects a specific book for each student in their classroom according to their interests and reading level. The kids are always very excited and happy to receive this special gift from Rotary. Bob is the president of Price Pump

Manufacturing Company, a company founded in 1932. This company relocated from California to Caldwell’s Sky Ranch Business Park in 2018. The pumps they manufacture are used in all kinds of systems including MRI units in hospitals, in cooling units for computer chip makers, pumps in wastewater systems, and others. In the Caldwell location, the company has room to grow and we are glad to have them here. Bob lives in Eagle with his wife Penny and we are proud to have Bob as a new member in our club.

Idaho Pocahontas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to Host FREE Genealogy Class In honor of Family History Month, Idaho Pocahontas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will host a free beginning genealogy class Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 from 1-3 pm in the Idaho Room of the Caldwell Public Library.” Space is limited to 15 people”, Chapter Regent and Registrar Juvanne Martin announced. For questions or to reserve a spot, please contact juvanne@ earthlink.net or 208-461-8866.

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R&H Machine is one of those businesses that hide under the radar, not exactly a “Mom and Pop” but certainly not a major corporation. They quietly hum along making primarily “wear parts” for the ag industry and a few items for other industries as well. What might surprise you is that R&H along with their sister company “Gem State Alloys” operates a foundry. They pour molten metal, primarily recycled steel mixed with a cornucopia of other metals, chrome being the unusual and critical component into a mold made from sand and glue with a

Parts that have been used showing the smoothing of the surface.

core also made from sand and glue to make any necessary holes as the resulting part cannot be drilled. These parts are extremely durable, which to the end user means less time repairing and more time farming. When times are good, that translates into more time on the tractor, when times are bad, that translates into fewer dollars going out for maintenance. If you have never seen a foundry operate, the methodology may appear foreign, the part starts with the completion of a pattern, R&H owner and Head of Operations, Dave Organ,

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has a little shop in which he builds the patterns out of wood. The pattern goes to the foundry where a mold is cast in two pieces with a hole strategically positioned where the molten metal will be introduced. A core, is also cast from the same sand and glue as the mold. These three parts are put together into the finished mold which is taken to a portion of the foundry that has a sand floor where a weight applied to hold it in place while the metal is poured. The resulting part is then blasted by steel shot to clean it up and remove any rough edges.

The ladel used to pour the hot metal.

Each part is inspected and if it’s not perfect, it is melted down and become another part on the next pour. The foundry pours once a week and averages about 6000 pounds of molten metal poured weekly according to Production Manager Brock McGarrah. From it’s genesis as a welding shop born to supplement the income of a small farmer in Washington State, to it’s current incarnation as a local foundry employing about 15 workers (most of whom call Caldwell home) R&H has a rich history of proudly serving the farmers of this country by

providing quality replacement parts. October is National Manufacturing month and R&H will be welcoming local high schools into the foundry to watch and learn the basics of foundry operation. For some of those lucky students, molten metal will get into their blood and they will find their home in the work world. R&H is proud of the fact that their turnover is incredibly small, they have employees that have been with them for over 15 years and a crew that is proud to produce the best wear parts a farmer will ever need.

Twelve Step Club Moves to New Location The “All Twelve Step Club” (A. T. S. C) of Caldwell, has moved to a new location: 217 9th Avenue in Caldwell

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grams are welcome to hold meetings and participate in club activities. Our Co-Founders shared the realization that: “The disease of addiction recognizes no special person or group, and to aide in our recovery, we all need fellowship and support.” Our mission: To have a place where all of us will be loved, cared for and most of all accepted. We are part of this dream, to bring recovery, in all it dimentsions, to those who still suffer in the Treasure Valley. For addiction information or to leave a message, call A. T. S. C. at (208)-402-6608.

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Caldwell Chamber celebrate local businesses at ribbon cutting in September

Coyote Prostetics

September saw several new businesses hold their ribbon cutting to symbolize opening their doors to a throng of customers. Coyote Prosthetics and Orthotics is open for business at 504 N 10th Ave., across from BiMart. The company has offices in Twin Falls and Boise along with the new Caldwell location. The company mission is to provide the function, comfort and outcome through exceptional devices, technique, products and services. Formerly “Rehab Systems” they were founded in 1995 and has been serving Idaho and surrounding areas for over 25 years. They take an individuals lifestyle, goals and physicality into consideration as they

provide the devices that help their customers live full and productive lives. The Good Spoon serves frozen yogurt in style on the plaza! Owners Sheena and Jason Jeffries had their grand opening and ribbon cutting on September 24th. However, they opened for business on April 22, 2019, after 8 months of learning everything they could about froyo and renovating their location to include classic automobile grills from Sheena’s dad, furniture built by Jason or purchased through auctions by Sheena. They were on a very strict budget, and thankfully for us, the succeeded in opening their doors for a flavorful adventure.

The Good Spoon Frozen Yogurt

Homes of Idaho is a neighbor to the Good Spoon in downtown Caldwell and shared a ribbon cutting date as well. Broker/Owner Colby Lampman has been in the real estate business his entire life as the Lampman family has had a presence in the valley since 1978. Colby has handled over 80 million dollars in real estate transactions across 7 counties. He, and Homes of Idahos’ many agents will extend you the courtesy of an enjoyable and successful real estate transaction regardless of whether you are buying or selling. The Caldwell location is at 714 Main Street and is open to help you with all your real estate questions.

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October 2019

DAVE’S BIG BACK YARD: The Dog Days of Summer “We have a dog on point.” “Get one of those younger gunners up here, see if we can’t get him a rooster.” We flush the bird. “Hen, hen.” Chatter like this in a sugar beet field was as common as the pheasants that inhabited those same fields fifteen years ago. Sadly, not the case in 2019. The once iconic bird is now as scarce as 2.23 ammo in a Walmart. I married on the opening day of pheasant season. Yeah, I know what was I thinking! That was over forty years ago. Our reception was early afternoon. By reception

time my buddies had shot sixteen roosters in the vicinity of Farmway and Ustick road. I’m not sure there are sixteen roosters left in Canyon County. As I lament the ending of one of my favorite Fall pastimes, another October activity enjoyed by many seems to be headed south fast. I started fishing for steelhead in the late 1980’s and was immediately hooked. Through the 90’s and 2000 runs ebb and flowed according to good or poor water years. But the last three years have been disastrous. Here are

the Fish counts from lower Granite Dam, the last dam before they reach spawning grounds in Idaho and Oregon. Total numbers as of September 15, 2019- 3300 same date 2018: 5657, fiveyear average, 11,390. These numbers are staggering. Last year Fish & Game suspended steelhead fishing on the main Salmon River they later reinstated a one fish limit but the damage was done. In the town of Riggins, motels that were usually booked weeks in advance displayed vacancies signs up and down the highway 95

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strip. Idaho politicians have pledged to find a solution to improve steelhead runs, even dam breaching is seeping back into the debate. It has never happened. Grain versus steelhead; grain wins that battle all day long. Both pheasants and steelheads numbers have suffered as farmers continue to get more efficient in a need to feed the masses, World population- 1950: 2.5 billion2019: 7.7 billion. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. Humming birds are disappearing but juncos, chickadees, towhees and other will

soon be new neighbors get your feeders ready to welcome them back.

Local Dirt Perspective Well, Fall is here and it is inevitable that wet and cold weather is around the corner and it’s time to prepare and protect for winter. So a reader and a friend reminded me that I didn’t write about sprinklers much. I guess he’s right, but in my defense, I’ve been doing sprinklers since I was sixteen years old so I guess I don’t ask myself sprinkler questions. There is a lot to know about sprinklers and design but that’s really a case by case basis. There are some basic knowledge needed to do it yourself. So here is a list of basics. The most important information needed is what’s

your water source and quality. Is it domestic? (City or your own well)? Pressurized irrigation or a pump from a ditch? Clean or dirty water? And volume (gallons per minute) and Pressure-PSI. All these help to determine the rest of your systems design. In my experience the brand names are competitive in both quality and warranty, so stick with them. Sprinkler Heads are next in importance, as they are the work horses of the system. There are many sizes and types and each do a specific job, but they have to work in conjunction with the water source. The terms are Rotors, Impact rotors,

Pop sprays, shrub risers, stream rotors, micro sprays, drip emitters and drip tubing. They all put water where you want it but they do not play well with each other. They have different volumes and pressure tolerances, so never mix and match on the same zone. Rotors and Impact rotors, 4 inch, 6 inch and 12 inch risers, and have a coverage range of 15 to 100 feet and from 45 degrees to 365 and can put out from 1 GPM to 100+ GPM and operate at 55 PSI to 100 PSI. These are best suited for larger turf areas such as backyard to golf courses. Pop Sprays, 2 inch, 4 inch, 6 inch and 12

Southwestern Idaho Birders Association:

by Pat King

inch and usually work best at 35 PSI and use .5 GPM to 5 GPM. These are used almost everywhere else, because they are the most flexible with the hundreds of different nozzles available. There are fixed sprays, adjustable sprays, narrow side strips pressure regulated and flow controls, and now in the past couple years and adaptation of an agriculture product is the stream rotor that helps with high winds and or poor design or low water volume and pressure. These use far less water but still get the coverage but you have to increase the run time to get adequate water on the ground. Zoning, valving, and

the rest is determined by the size of the property as well as the very first item mentioned, Water. So if further questions arise contact this paper, now prepare for winter get your blow out scheduled. Until next time Pat.

Birding Eastern Montana: Where East Meets West and Prairie Specialties On Thursday, October 10, 2019 Steve Butterworth will share photographs of the birds and landscape of Eastern Montana, and will offer insights into visiting and birding the region. Bio: Steve lives in Eastern Idaho where he was born and raised. He worked as a Project Manager at the Idaho National Laboratory for 35 years. The past

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Celebrating 130 years of the Presbyterian Church in Caldwell

Caldwell First Presbyterian Church

Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church is celebrating 130 years since the founding of the first Presbyterian church in Caldwell. The commemoration will take place during the church services at 11 a.m. and afterward on Sunday, October 27. The roots of Caldwell’s Presbyterian community are intertwined with the original platting of the townsite in 1882. Robert Strahorn, an advance man for the Oregon Short Line Railroad, chose the location along the planned route for its tracks through southwest Idaho to Oregon. Strahorn also partnered the Idaho-Oregon Land Improvement Company which bought many of the town’s lots. The town was named after one his friends and business partner, U. S. Senator Alexander Caldwell of Kansas. As part of showing their investment in the new Caldwell townsite, Robert Strahorn and his wife Carrie Adell moved here and established their new home, called Sunnyside Ranch. Under Strahorn’s direction, 500 trees were planted and the race was on to attract business, industry and per-manent residents. Carrie Strahorn worked equally as hard as her husband in developing the community’s cultural and religious institutions. By 1885, Caldwell’s population had grown enough to support formation of church organizations. The Baptists had already built a church on the townsite, and a Methodist church was planned. Led by Carrie Strahorn, nine women met together in a private home to start the Presbyterian Church Society and raise funds for the construction of a sanctuary. Several of the women were already community leaders— Blatchley, Gibson, Little, and Sebree (and later Stuenenberg). They worked tirelessly on fundraisers

for the church--planning ice cream socials, recitals, bazaars, running a lunch stand at the fair, and paying monthly dues to the Society. The women raised enough money to start construction in 1887 but not enough to finish the building. Society leaders turned their efforts towards finding a church leader as well as more funding. William Judson Boone was fresh out of seminary, newly married and wanted to “go West.” He and his bride, Annie, met with the Caldwell Presbyterian Church Society in November 1887. Though Boone turned down the job at first, Carrie Strahorn used all her persuasion to challenge him into taking the position as Caldwell’s first Presbyterian pastor. His

wife, Annie, also encouraged him to settle there, rather than venture into uncharted territories. More funds began to pour into the Society including from the IdahoOregon Land and Improvement Company, Senator Caldwell, several local businessmen, and various Presbyterian missionary societies. One interesting donor was Mrs. Sara Mellon of Pittsburg, wife of prominent banker Thomas Mellon and mother of Andrew Mellon. Andrew Mellon had partnered with his brother-inlaw Andrew Caldwell and Robert Strahorn in the Idaho-Oregon Land Improvement Company; he also had investments in several mines near Silver City and Hailey. Later Mellon would become Secretary of Trea-

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sury under President Herbert Hoover. By the fall of 1889, a contract was let for the finished construction of the church building at the corner of 9th and Albany streets. The Ladies Aid Society was established separately from the Boone Church Society, and continued to raise money for furnishing the sanctuary. In December of 1889 the church building was completed enough for events to be held there, including the Christmas Bazaar. The First Presbyterian Church would not be formally dedicated until April of 1890, but the congregation finally had a home that would last them until they sold the building in 1941. The Presbyterian congregation supported the construction of a new church building at the corner of Cleveland Boulevard and S. 14th Avenue, which was completed in 1948. It was named Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church after its first pastor. The church continues to serve the greater community today by donating to local food banks, buying and filling backpacks for school children, participating in the annual Crop Walk, and donating to missions serving the poor and disadvantaged throughout

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Create the quintessial autumn meal Autumn evokes all types of cozy images. There are the chilly evenings spent around the fire pit outdoors or nights spent by the fireplace sipping warmed cider. Afternoons strolling through crunchy leaves or seeking out the perfect apples in the orchard also make autumn a special time of year. Comfort foods are popular in fall, and many people have their tried-and-true recipes that they prepare when temperatures starts to dip. Perhaps no fall meal is as coveted and enjoyed as beef stew. Simmered for hours, stew meats fall apart, and soft potatoes and carrots perfectly complement the rich beef. This recipe for “Harvest Beef Stew” from “Crock-Pot® 365 Year-Round Recipes” (Publications International, Ltd.) from Crock Pot® Kitchens is a make-ahead-then-forget recipe that promises all of the flavors that make beef stew so delicious. Serve it with a fresh-baked loaf of crusty bread to soak up the mouth-watering sauce.

Costumes are being planned. Candy is being bought in large quantities. Spooky decorations are lining front yards. Halloween is a fun holiday, but it can be a holiday that is not the best at promoting health. Try some of these creative tips to include some health this Halloween: • Eat a healthy meal before you go trick-or-treating or to a Halloween party. A stomach that is full and satisfied can help reduce any temptation to overindulge in candy. • Avoid using the pillowcase bag and get a fun, smaller con-

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1 11⁄2 1 rained 6 3 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 1⁄2 2 1⁄4 1⁄2

tablespoon olive oil pounds beef for stew quart canned or stewed tomatoes, undcarrots, cut into 1-inch pieces medium potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces celery stalks, chopped (about 1 cup) medium onion, sliced cup apple juice tablespoons dried parsley flakes tablespoon dried basil teaspoons salt garlic clove, minced teaspoon black pepper bay leaves cup all-purpose flour (optional) cup warm water (optional)

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Brown stew meat on all sides. Drain excess fat. Placed browned meat and remaining ingredients except flour and water in Crock-Pot® slow cooker. Mix well. Cover; cook on high 6 to 7 hours. Before serving, thicken gravy, if desired. Combine flour and warm water in small bowl, stirring well until all lumps are gone. Add mixture to liquid in Crock-Pot slow cooker; mix well. Cook 10 to 20 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Remove and discard bay leaves before serving.

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tainer for your children to use when going out to collect candy. In addition, encourage your children to take just one piece of candy from each house to help reduce the amount of candy that is collected during the night. • Make time for some activity! Whether you are walking from house-to-house to trickor-treat or planning a familyfriendly physical activity, it is important to allow time for exercise. • If you are feeling creative and wanting to extend the health to trick-or-treaters at your home,

skip the candy and pass out healthier foods and/or nonedible items. Be creative! Snacksized packages of pretzels, popcorn, graham crackers, dried fruit, trail mix, 100% real fruit strips, and sugar-free gum are all healthy “treat” alternatives. Some fun nonedible items are bouncy balls, glow sticks, crayons, stickers, temporary tattoos, and bracelets.

by Jackie Amende, MS, RDN, LD – FCS Extension Educator • Still have loads of candy and Finally, don’t forget to check not sure what to do with it at expiration dates and inspect the end of month? Donate it all candy before allowing your to a care package program. children or yourselves to eat Use it in arts and crafts proj- them. If the candy appears ects or save it for holiday bak- questionable, toss it. Contact ing. If you do choose to keep Canyon County Uni-versity of it, make sure it is away from Idaho Extension at 208-459constant eyesight (remove it 6003 or jamende@uidaho.edu from the candy bowl sitting on if you have any questions rethe kitchen table) to help with garding health and wellness. temptation and overeating.

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Well duh! Had I seen it, I would not have driven right over it and high centered the car now would I? This is just another one of those embarrassing moments when you have to call someone for a little help. I am convinced that sometimes the definition of life is “a series of embarrassing moments until you die.” How do things like this happen you ask? Well, actually quite easily if you are me. I was in search of a business that sold under cabinet lighting replacement parts and I had already stopped at one business and was unsuccessful, so I thought I would try one more before heading back to the house. I put the address in my GPS and there it was! It had this dirt parking area on the side of the business, so I turned in to that area and suddenly the car had great difficulty moving forward and there was this grating and dragging sound under my feet.


WHAT? You didn’t see this he said!

After trying to move a little forward and a little backward, I still heard that sound and could barely move due to the resistance so I stopped the car, learning from past experience that that was the thing you should do. I learned from a past experience which I will not mention, that if the car was resisting to move, you should go out and check to see what was going on that was making that noise and causing that resistance to avoid further damage that might be happening. To my utter disbelief, there was this very large rock now stuck under the chassis of the car just past the driver’s side tire! Hmm….what to do about this now? That was the question. Call the husband who would surely mock me or call my insurance roadside assistance to avoid that pain? Well I did both. As the husband was on his way to meet me, I was

jumping through the hoops on the insurance call, with them passing me off from one department to another, then texting me info that I was supposed to find while talking on the phone….oh dear! In the meantime the husband showed up with a jack and a shovel, so I just hung up to see what he could do as I was already going to be mocked anyway…. The car began lifting as he was jacking it up and hope began to spring forth! I still “back seat” supervised as I told him to jack it up further after he had stopped because there was still a little room to rise on the scissor jack. After doing that, out came the shovel, and after a little digging under the rock, the rock began to move. The husband then began pushing on the rock and it rolled over and he was able to pull it out from under the car. Whew!

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Now you would think that would be the end of this embarrassing episode, but no! Now it was time to move forward and drive home behind him. He watched to make sure I didn’t drive over it again. He, thinking I was fine, left for home. All seemed good, but then the car made a weird rubbing squealing noise as I began to move. Then a warning light went on saying my parking brake was on, so I flipped the button I thought would re-lease the brake, but resistance, noise and the warning light continued. I thought the previous incident jammed the parking brake, so once again, I called the husband who told me he put the parking brake on when he jacked up the car. He then told me where the release was. Oops! What I thought was the parking brake release was actually the hood release!

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Oh well. After releasing the parking brake, I went out of the car once more and pounded the hood to shut it tight to avoid further mocking when I got home. I then stopped at the grocery store to purchase ice cream to soothe my wounded ego. And yes! The car is fine. Thank you for asking! I can’t wait to see my next misadventure, but yes I can…and so can he!

Halloween fast fact and figures Halloween is celebrated in various countries. Halloween can trace its origins to Ireland and is based on the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, during which people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off spirits. Halloween has since become a day to play pranks and don costumes while going doorto-door seeking treats from neighbors. Each year, the National Retail Federation tracks Halloween trends. The figures and statistics shared by the NRF and other organizations paint a picture of just how popular Halloween can be. • Consumers will spend an estimated $9 billion on Halloween. The average, American will spend $86.79 on the festivities, according to the NRF.

• The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that there are 41.1 million potential trick-or-treaters aged 5 to 14. • Ninety-five percent of people surveyed by the NRF planned to purchase candy for Halloween. The next most popular purchase is decorations (74 percent). • Forty-five percent of respondents planned to carve a pumpkin for Halloween, says the NRF. • The top-ranked costumes for children in 2018 were princess and superhero. Adults planning to dress up were more likely to go as a witch or a vampire. • The ubiquitous “pumpkin spice” starts to turn up in various products as soon as there are hints of autumn. Nielsen says $6.9 million was spent on pumpkin spice


products in 2018. • Candy corn is either loved or loathed. • Pet costumes remain incredibly popular. Prosper Insights, a marketing and analytics company, states that 31.2 million Americans plan to dress up their pets — with millennials being the largest demographic to do so. •There are potentially 120 million stops for trick-ortreaters to visit in the United States, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau.


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One of the fastest growing sports in America has a dedicated following here in Caldwell! First played on Bainbridge Island in 1965, pickleball was invented as a way to entertain bored kids. Two dads (Joel Pritchard and Bill Bell) came home from golf to find the rest of their families sitting around “bored”, they utilized an old badminton court on the property and improvised the use of ping pong paddles and wiffle balls, because that’s what they had available. The rules were established over time with the goal to keep the game simple and therefore, easy to learn and play. The rest of the history can be found on the USAPA website, if you’re interested. Caldwell Pickleball was

started in the spring of 2015 by Don Denton and Patsy Queen, along with 3 others. Vallivue High School allowed two courts to be taped (one of the advantages of pickleball is the easy court set up.) By the end of the summer there were 10 dedicated players. As the years have passed, the sport has grown. Indoor courts for winter play were established at the Caldwell Y. The club was officially started and discussions for setting up courts at Luby Park were begun with the City of Caldwell. In 2018, outside play was shifted to Syringa Middle School and the city formally proclaimed Luby Park tennis courts could be rededicated to pickleball. The city also purchased 5 permanent posts and

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The High Dessert Bucking Bull Association is an organization for the individuals who raise the bulls for rodeos or stock contractors. This year the event was held September 21st at the Caldwell Night Rodeo arena. This year Jeff and Ida Wildener brought their bull named Yatzeeowned. Before the rider, Dalton Davis from Yakima, Washington rode the bull during the competition he put a ribbon on the bull for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer awareness. A cancer that the Wildener family have become far to educated about since

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terson Kids Bucking Bulls with LR730, scoring 61.5. 2s. 1st. Jeff & Ida Widener with Holy Moly, scoring 79. 2nd. Chester Conklin with Powder Keg, scoring 78.75. 3rd. Rod & Launa Howell with Royal Flush, scoring 76.5. 4th. Jarod & Cindy Hunter with Getting Western, scoring 76.25. 5th. Ty Joslin with 55-7, scoring 75.25. 3s. 1st/ Gary Long with Paying Debts, scoring 87.75. 2nd. BovicoBucking Bulls with King Tut, scoring 82.75. 3rd. KMH Bucking Bulls with Louisiana Lighting, scoring 82.25. 4th. Kayden Joslin with Guns

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Caldwell Joins in the Fastest Growing Sport in America

Fixer -Upper with lots of potential. Home is in a great location on a quiet dead-end-street, near the hospital and golf course. Home features living & family rooms, fireplace and newer HVAC system. Large fully fenced yard with mature landscaping and covered patio, 3 sheds, one that is 12x15 with 220 power. Carport and RV Parking. Sold as-is. $184,900

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Bucking bull, Yatzee with the Cancer awarness ribbon on his hip.

N Roses, scoring 81.5. 4s. 1st. Gary Long with Pats Dream, scoring 85.75. 2nd. KMH Bucking Bulls with The Gambler, scoring 84.25. 3rd. Gary Long with Charlie G, scoring 83.5. Mat. 1st. Gary Long with BW547, scoring 83.25. 2 Yr. Old Rider Bulls. 1st. P9 Bucking Bulls with Pinz 762, scoring 78.5. 2nd. Jeff & Ida Widener with Holy Moly, scoring 78. 3rd. Gary Long with LR719, scoring 75. Year End Winners. Jrs. 1st. Colton Gordon with bull Top Shelf. 2nd. Mills Rodeostock Kids with bull Wild Wagon. 3rd. Kayden Joslin with bull Lone Wolf. 4th. Wyatt Gordon with bull Cherry Picker. 2s. 1st. Gary Long with bull LR720. 2nd. Ty Joslin with bull 55-7. 3rd. Bovico Bucking Bulls with bull Fat Rack. 4th. Mills Rodeostock with bull Got Your Back. 3s. 1st. Jeff & Ida Wid-ener with bull Yatzee. 2nd. Bovico Bucking Bulls with bull King Tut. 3rd. KMH Bucking Bulls with bull Louisiana Lighting. 4th. Kayden Joslin

with bull Guns N Roses. 4s. 1st. Gary Long with bull Pats Dream. 2nd. KMHBucking Bulls with bull The Gambler. 3rd. White Trash Buckers with bull Evil Ways. 4th. Bar A Bucking Bulls with bull Macho Man. High Point Bull WinnersColton Gordon with bull Top Shelf, Ty Joslin with bull 55-7, Jeff & Ida Widener bull Yatzee, and White Trash Buckers with bull Evil Ways Stock Contractor Of The Year- White Trash Buckers Producer Of The Year- Tom Carter & Jessica Lee (Duchesne, UT) Bull Rider Winners- 1st. Dalton Rudman 2nd. McCoy Morton 3rd. Payton Nelson 4th. Kennan Hayes 5th. Kyler Oliver Bull Rider Winners in the 2yr old Rider Bull Class- 1st. Payton Nelson 2nd. Sterling Rogers. Thank you to Eagle Eye Photography for allowing the Caldwell Perspective to use your photo! Your the best!

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Picked to Win by Both Coaches and the Media

October 2019

Picked to win the Frontier Conference title by both the coaches and the media, the College of Idaho football team looked to prove the preseason hype was for real. Boy, have they ever. Featuring an offense that is averaging a leaguebest 39 points per game and the No. 4 rushing attack in the entire NAIA, the Coyotes have busted out of the gates with four consecutive wins – against four of the premier teams

in the conference. A 36-point win over Eastern Oregon – the largest season-opening win since 1920 – against a team that advanced to the national semifinals in 2016. A dominant 28-14 road win at Montana Tech – a squad that advanced to the NAIA Championship Series in 2015 and 2016. A thrilling Homecoming win over a Southern Oregon – the 2014 NAIA national champion, the 2015 national runners-up and

the 2017 national semifinalist – was followed by the most dominant effort since football returned, a 42-0 road blanking of 2018 league champ, Rocky Mountain, holding the Bears to just 121 yards of offense, racking up 10 sacks and 17 tackles for loss. Running back Nick Calzaretta leads the league in rushing (598 yards); receiver Hunter Juarez leads the league in yards per catch (27.3); with J.T.

Mahon (5.5) and Danny Garcia (4.0) ranking No. 1 and No. 2 in the league in sacks – helping the team crack the Top-10 of the AFCA-NAIA Coaches Poll Fans have enjoyed the two games at Simplot Stadium – as over 4,000 purple-clad patrons have rooted on the home team to each win – leading the Frontier Conference in attendance and currently ranked No. 2 in all of the NAIA. The support has been instrumental in

the current 10-game win streak, the longest since the R.C. Owens led Coyote teams in 1952 and 1953 rattled off 14-straight wins and earned a berth in the famed Refrigerator Bowl in Evansville, Ind. It will not get easier, as big games loom – an Oct. 12 match-up in Helena with 6-time NAIA national champion, Carroll College, is followed by a rematch at Simplot Stadium the following week with Montana Tech – a team that hasn’t lost since the setback to the Yotes. That afternoon is Junior Yotes Day, as all kids 15-andunder will be admitted to the game for free. Following road dates at rival Southern Oregon and Eastern Oregon, C of I closes the home schedule against a powerful Montana Western squad on Nov. 9 and a resurgent Montana State-Northern team on Nov. 16. The Western game will be special to the local community – as C of I will honor First Responders from the City of Caldwell and Canyon County, along with members of the military – while the Northern game will be the final regular-season game for the 2019 Coyote senior class. It has been a magical August and September for the Coyotes – with October and November looking to be a special time at Simplot Stadium that fans won’t want to miss.

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