September 2016 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho

Edition Twenty-Two

Benny Bray

Captain Riley’s Cop Stop

New Walmart’s First Customer Page 4

SEPTEMBER 2016 George Stuchbery

Reba DeMond

Life in Print

105 Years Experience!

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Caldwell Public Library Receives 3 State Honors!


Planning and Zoning –

on Jail Expansion!

by Leora Summers, Editor photo by Leora Summers

by Leora Summers, Editor

photos by Leora Summers

P and Z Officers from L to R: Roger Page (Vice Chair Commissioner), Dana Vance (Commissioner), Ed Doty-Pomoransky (Chairperson), and James Nelson (Commissioner) listened carefully to persons speaking in opposition of the request for a Special Use Permit to allow the expansion to proceed. The area that would be affected by the proposed expansion, borders between N. 12th Avenue and Chicago Street, and N. 11th Avenue with the parking lot and Canyon County Work Release tent facility on N. 12th Avenue, directly across from the proposed site.

Above: Caldwell Public Library was awarded the honor of ILA’s (Idaho Library Association) “Library of the Year!” Photo: L to R: Bonni Smith (Trustee), Larry Blackburn (Board Chairman), Mayor Garret Nancolas, Lacey Welt (ILA Librarian of the Year/Caldwell Public Library Director), and Magda Ruano (Trustee).

Lacey Welt, Caldwell Public Library Director, was awarded the Librarian of the Year by the ILA (Idaho Library Association).

ILA honored Maryann Cole as the state library’s “Friend of the Year,” for her volunteer spirit and helping the Friends increase book sales and for the grants she wrote that benefitted the Library’s collection that totaled over $10,000 this year.

On August 19th Mayor Garret Nancolas announced that the Idaho Library Association awarded our Caldwell Public Library three top honors: The Public Library of the Year, Librarian of the Year, and the Friend of the Year. State Librarian Ann Joslynn told the group gathered at the Caldwell Public Library, “This is quite an honor for one library to receive 3 major state awards in one year. Congratulations to everyone involved in this effort.” This is the first time any library has won 3 major state awards. Of Director Lacey Welt, the mayor said, “Her enthusiasm is infectious!” Of those involved, Welt said, “These awards are fantastic and acknowledge the efforts of the staff here and the Board of Directors.” What a great day for Caldwell Public Library and the City of Caldwell. The actual awards will be presented during the ILA Annual Conference Awards Ceremony and Banquet at the Shilo Inn in Idaho Falls on October 6, 2016.

There was a full house of dissenters during the August 9th meeting in the community room at the Caldwell Police Department during the Planning & Zoning meeting to determine whether or not to approve the SUP (Special Use Permit) required to move forward on the Canyon County Jail Expansion Proposal. Persons in opposition took turns speaking out on the issue and the problems with its feasibility, not only financially, but also on points of security, neighborhood issues, parking and the lack of vision down the road in 15 to 20 years when this expansion would no longer be adequate for the incarcerated population with no more room to expand at this site, causing once again the same expansion versus new building issue. The current buildings that were being expanded were said to be antiquated with plumbing issues and were already said to be fraught with problems. The only updates in plumbing in the expansion plan would be done on the buildings that were set to be remodeled, leaving the annex with its infrastructure as it was, when it was built in 1942.

The icing on the cake came after discussing a myriad of issues with the plan when Pam White, who will be taking her seat as a Canyon County Commissioner in January, told the P & Z board that when she takes her County Commissioner office, she will vote “NO!” on the continuation of the project to shut it down. Current County Commissioner Tom Dale followed her, saying that he would also vote to halt the project after White comes on the board. This would leave the lone supporter, Steve Rule, in the minority, and should the expansion begin before January, would be a waste of the county’s money on a project, leaving a big hole in the middle of town according to White. The commissioners listened to the presented SUP request and to those in opposition, but in the end, the SUP was denied in a 3 to 1 vote with only P&Z Commissioner Dana Vance in favor. This all may have died, but Canyon County Commissioners Steve Rule and Craig Hanson minus Tom Dale’s support are staying on track to move forward

with the expansion. According to the Idaho Press Tribune, about $1.2 million dollars (of a total proposed $7 million budget) has already been spent on the jail expansion project without yet having the Special Use Permit approved. Rule and Craig plan to appeal the denial before Caldwell City Council, readdressing the issue presented during the P&Z meeting by Tom Dale who said that there was no strategic plan in the Carter Gobel Lee plan as to how it plans to meet and deal with the increasing population needs of the jail in the future. Since then, the commissioners submitted an appeal to the city clerk to over turn the denial. The appeal will be heard during the October 3rd city council meeting to be held at 7 PM in the Caldwell Police Deparment’s Community Room. If you are looking for something to do on a Monday night, I urge you to attend. It is more exciting than what is on TV and you might just learn a little about city government and the details of this important issue and how the county will be spending our money.

AAFV Selected for National Advocacy Learning Center

Caldwell’s AAFV (Advocates Against Family Violence) program has been selected by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women to participate in the Nation Advocacy Learning Center. The team includes the Program Director (Kim Deugan) and two Domestic Violence Advocates. The Advocacy Learning Center (ALC) is offered by Praxix International and Manavi in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women. The 18-month course is designed to strengthen how advocacy programs engage with survivors, address institutional responses to violence against women, and involve the community in ending violence. Team members travel to three in-person events and participate in numerous distance learning activities. AAFV was selected as one of only 15 programs

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in the new class. They join 236 programs and 627 advocates who have participated in the ALC. The Centers for Disease Control reports that one in five women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime and one in three women will be a victim of domestic violence. The programs participating in the ALC are working to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence in families and homes by empowering individuals to make positive life choices through advocacy, support, education, affordable housing, awareness and community involvement. Everyone in the community has a role to play in ending violence against women. For more information about how you can help, contact AAFV at (208) 459-6330 or online at:

Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center 459-0132 Closed Labor Day Every Mon: (ex 9/26) 9 AM Beg. Computer Cls. Every Mon: (ex 9/5) 9 AM Exercise Class Every Mon: (ex 9/5) 10 AM Fit and Fall Class Every Mon: (ex 9/5) 1 PM Line Dancing Every Tue: (ex 9/20) 9 AM Art Group Every Tue: 1 PM pinochle Every Tue: 5 PM Bingo Every Wed: 10:30 AM Crochet & Knitters Every Wed: 7 PM Square Dancing Every Thurs: 9 AM Exercise Class Every Thurs: 10 AM Fit and Fall Class Every Fri: 1 PM Bingo Every Fri: 6 PM Friday Night Dance Library 459-3242 Closed Sept. 4th & 5th Every Mon: 10:30 AM Baby & Me Storytime Every Mon: 4:30 PM Minecraftersnoons Every Tues: 10:30 AM Toddler Storytime Every Tues: 4:30 PM Tween Gaming Every Wed: 10:30 AM Preschool Storytime Every Thurs: 3:30 PM Teen Makers, Library Every Thurs: 4 PM Read to a Therapy Dog Every Fri: 10 AM Tai Chi Fit and Fall Class 880-9855 Every Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30-10:30 AM Caldwell Free Methodist Church, 3320 S. Montana. Caldwell Farmer’s Market Every Wed: 3-7 PM Corner Kimball/Arthur St., ends, September 21st. Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club 2nd Wed of Month, 5:30 PM-Dinner, 6 PM-Meeting, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S. 21st Ave., Ray (208) 697-1357 Caldwell Fine Arts September 26-30: Mystical Arts of Tibet Sacred Music, Sacred Dance. Experience the beauty of a Mandala Sand Painting and enjoy a concert with dance and music from Tibet during this week long residency of 11 Buddhist monks in Caldwell. September 26, 12 PM: Opening ceremony. September 26-29, 10 AM-4 PM: Mandala viewing hours, Langroise Lobby. September 30, 12 PM: Indian Creek ceremony procession. September 30, 7 PM: Sacred Music, Sacred Dance, Jewett Auditorium. September 2 7 PM: Jeannie Marie Sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. September 3 10 AM: Yotes Mens Cross Country, C of I. 10 AM: Yote Womens Cross Country, C of I. 1 PM: Yote Football vs. Western Montana, Simplot Stadium. 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St.

Calendar of Events September 4 12 PM: Summer Concert-High Street Band, Ste. Chapelle Winery. 1-4 PM: Yote Womens Soccer, Simplot Stadium. September 5 LABOR DAY! September 6 2 PM: Page Turners Meeting, Library. 6:30 PM: City Council Workshop, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. September 7 3-4 PM: Create a Living Will, WVMC, FREE. September 8 2 PM: Thursday afternoon Read, Library. 7 PM: SIBA presents Wallace Keck and “Doing a Big Year” at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). Public Invited. September 9 6:30 PM: Farm to Fork Dinner, 6th Ave. Indian Creek Bridge, purchase tickets in advance at Chamber of Commerce, $150. 7 PM: Lisa McFarland sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. 7:30 PM: Yote Womens Volleyball, C of I. September 10 Afternoon Family Movie: The Jungle Book (2016), Caldwell Library, 459-3242. 9 AM-3 PM: Compassion Clinic, Free Health Clinic, Canyon Springs High School, 516 N. 11th Ave., Caldwell. 9 AM-4 PM: Childbirth Prep Class, WVMC. September 11 PATRIOT DAY 2 PM: Idaho Veterans Garden set to honor 50 local veterans. Bring your chair and your whole family! 305 W. Belmont. September 12 1 PM: Senior Center Board Meeting. 6:30 PM: City Council Workshop, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 6:30 PM: Emergency Preparedness, Library. 7 PM: URA Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. September 13 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Luncheon sponsored by Idaho Press Tribune, C of I Simplot Dining Hall. 6:30-9 PM: Breastfeeding 101, WVMC. September 14 4:30 PM:After school crafts, Library. 7 PM: Adult coloring, Library.

September 15 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours sponsored by Idaho Refrigeration, Memorial Park Band Shell. 7 PM: Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Club, Library. September 16 9 AM-2 PM: Blood Drive, Our Lady of the Valley, 1122 West Linden St., contact Shana at 459-3653 to schedule or visit www.redcrossblood. org, 1-800-733-2767. Walk-ins welcome! 4-5 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Electric Sun Tanning, 5216 Cleveland Blvd., Suite D. 6-10 PM: Indian Creek Festival See pull out section pages 9-12! 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. September 17 9 AM-4 PM: Book signing, author Jerry Summers, Rubaiyat, 720 Main St. 9 AM-5 PM: Indian Creek Festival, See pull out section pages 9-12! 2 PM: Multi Sensory Storytime, Library. 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. September 19 Vallivue School District-No School 4 PM: Teen Advisory Board, Library. 6:30 PM: City Council Workshop, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 6:30 PM: Meet a detective, Library. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. September 20 7 PM: Canyon County Republican Central Committee Meeting, Administrative Building, 111 N. 11th Ave., 459-6116. 7 PM: Adult gaming, Library. September 21 4:30 PM: Jr. Makers, Library. 7 PM: CPL Writers’ Club, Library. September 22 First Day of Fall 6:30 PM: Fall Film Series Billy (1965), Library. September 23 4:30-5:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance, 4122 E. Cleveland Blvd. 6-8 PM: Caldwell Eagles Luau, catered by Grubbin’ BBQ, 815 Arthur St. Call for tickets, 454-8054. 7 PM: Yotes Womens Volleyball, C of I. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie Sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. September 24 11 AM: Every Child Ready to Read!, Library. 1 PM: Yotes Football vs. Rocky Mountain, Simplot Stadium. 2 PM: POKEMON CLUB, Library. 7 PM: Yote Womens Volleyball, C of I.

August 2016 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. September 26 4 PM: Teen Advisory Board, Library. 7 PM: Pop Culture Club, Library. September 27 1 PM: AARP Meeting, Senior Center, 1009 Everett. Joan 989-1663. 6-8 PM: Stop Fishing, Start Catching, College of Idaho, 6:30-8:30 PM: Rhythms of the Game. College of Idaho,, 459-5188. 6-9:30 PM: Pottery, College of Idaho, www. September 28 Caldwell School District Early Release 4:30 PM: After School Crafts, Library. 8-9:30 AM: Ribbon Cutting, DL Evans Bank, 922 Blaine. September 30 2 PM: Yote Mens Soccer vs. Carroll, Simplot Stadium. 7 PM: The Mystical Arts of Tibet, Caldwell Fine Arts, C of I, Jewett Auditorium, 2112 Cleveland Blvd. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. October 1 9 AM-4:30 PM: The Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work, Lifeways. Pre-register at or call 454-2766. 9:30 AM-3:30 PM: Event planning 101, College of Idaho, 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. October 5 History Night at the Train Depot, contact Debbie at the Caldwell City Hall, 455-4645.

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Editor: Leora Summers 208-880-8426

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SIBA Presents “Doing a Big Year and Other Binge Birding Excuses” submitted photo

Let’s face it, setting new year’s birding resolutions or volunteering for citizen s c i e n c e projects are Wallace Keck little more than thinly veiled excuses to convince your spouse or boss that birding is important work. Wallace Keck is in the second half of his third Big Year in 6 years. After 8,000 miles, 13 states, and nearly 300 birds thus far in 2016, the ruse continues. Follow along as Wallace takes you on his comical adventure across the country in search of

big year birds and the meaning of lifers. Wallace will tell his story to the Southwestern Birders Association on September 8th at 7PM in the visitors center of Deer Flat NWR. Join us to hear what “Doing a Big Year” is all about. Wallace is the Superintendent of City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park in southern Cassia County, where he has spent 14 years attempting to convince Idahoans that these two parks constitute one of the top 5 places to go birding in Idaho. Members might recall that Wallace presented to us a few years ago on why Birding was

by Peggy Williams, SIBA

better in the “City.” His birding obsession began 32 years ago in an ornithology lab at Arkansas Tech University. He has worked for 5 public land agencies and seven parks, leaving behind published bird checklists in each of them. Wallace recently published a 44page booklet entitled “Birder’s Guide to City of Rocks.” His best bird so far in 2016 is the Goldencheeked Warbler. Wallace will tell his story to the Southwestern Birders Association on September 8th at 7PM in the visitors center of Deer Flat NWR. Join us to hear what “Doing a Big Year” is all about.

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4th Annual Idaho Tejano Festival held in Caldwell by Leora Summers, Editor

of music that the organizers wish to pass on to future generations. According to the plaque presented to KWEI DJ, Ricardo Quilantan, during the event, KWEI was honored “for opening the airwaves to Tejano music in the Treasure Valley, providing musical excellence, fostering and promoting community events, and for contributing to the thriving cultural landscape of our community for 57 years.” Many folks who migrated to Idaho from Texas and other states have enjoyed Tejano music and dancing for over 50 years. Tejano Dances used to be held in former IOOF Hall Lodge 10, currently the Cleveland Event Center, at 711

Ricardo Quilantan (DJ of KWEI Radio since 1984) received an award for KWEI from the Idaho Tejano Community Organization for providing Tejano music in the Treasure Valley for 57 years.

Cleveland Blvd. in Caldwell. According to the Idaho Tejano Community Organization, the organization strives to promote cross-cultural inclusive communication and activities by promoting events and activities revolving around culture and heritage of Tejano/Latinos. The production of events and activities occur on an annual basis with the participation of our community and host of volunteers.

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Robert with wife Linda Receiving 2014 Veteran Freedom Award

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Love to Knit or Crochet? by Leora Summers, Editor

If you love to knit or crochet and like to socialize, you might consider joining this group that makes items for Hospice Programs like prayer shawls and lap robes. Or you could work for your favorite project or group. M’Lou has participated for 2 years and Linda has for 4 years. This group meets at the Caldwell Senior Center, 1009 Everett St., on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., so if you are interested in a little fellowship while you knit for a good cause, try it out and then stay for lunch afterwards. This is also where your

M’Lou Baber (left) and Linda Waner (right) enjoying each other’s company doing what they love at the same time for a good cause!

yarn donations become Hospice donations. For more information, contact Kathy Theiss at: (208) 887-6633.

BLOOD DRIVE – September 16th at Our Lady of the Valley by Shana Savell

The American Red Cross blood shortage continues. Can you help ensure hospital patients receive the blood that they need by making a lifesaving donation? Please make an appointment to donate. Contact Shana at 459-3653 to schedule your time today! Or you can schedule an appointment at, on the Blood Donor App or 1-RED-CROSS

(1-800-733-2767). Be sure to select or ask for Our Lady of the Valley Blood Drive!! Thank you for helping fill our donor quota!! Blood Drive at Our Lady of the Valley 1122 West Linden Street, Caldwell September 16 from 9am- 2pm It takes less than 20 minutes to save a life.

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Tejano Vibe from Utah performed at the Festival

The 4th ever Idaho Tejano Music Festival was held at Memorial Park in Caldwell on August 14th. There was music, dancing, food and vendors of all types present. Several local bands, DJ’s and a comedian entertained the crowd. There were also activities for the children to enjoy. People brought their families, friends and lawn chairs and enjoyed the beautiful day together. The festival’s goal is to keep Tejano music alive and to bring people together in an inclusive event providing an opportunity for all to enjoy Tejano music, maybe even for the first time. This is a particular traditional artistic style


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Our Community

August 2016

Robert with wife Linda Receiving 2014 Veteran Freedom Award

Do you prefer Craig Hansen or Albert Erickson as your new Chief Deputy? Calling all Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians! Politicians fear you when we become aroused and angry

• Why did 56% of the Republicans vote against the Sheriff in the May primary? • Do you know why we need a new Sheriff and why Candidate Robert Muse will seek reforms in the criminal justice system? • Do you feel like you and I are being squeezed out by the Status Quo system? • Why are the laws different for the Sheriff than-us the common citizen? • Was the year long investigation a waste of tax payers dollars? • Why are families grieving the death of their children who were incarcerated and why was medicine withheld from a student? 1. I would never have allowed 2 inmates to die due to negligence from withholding medical care. 2. I would have filed criminal charges against those who were responsible for those 2 deaths. 3. How much is a son or a daughter’s life worth? In the last two settled lawsuits the response was absolutely $0.00 to $95,000. 4. Why did the Sheriff take 7 years to remove the Federal jurisdiction over the failed policies of his jail? I seek reforms needed in self surrender warrant booking, pre-trial, probation and public defense that violate the natural law of our constitutional protections and Bill of Rights. 1. I would never build a 50 million dollar jail without your vote but this Sheriff wants to! 2. I would not allow the negligible and permissible profit taken from taxpayers by this Sheriff and others learned from the reported investigation which is unethical, distrustful and morally wrong by any professional standards. I never let a citizen or fugitive die or escape from my jail in the last 322 10th Ave.,Caldwell 16 years as deputy sheriff, bail agent or private officer.

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Sponsored by the Caldwell Veterans Council August has been a very productive month for the project. The front and East sides of the building now have sidewalks thanks to Mike Dittenber and his Caldwell Housing Authority team. New stucco adorns the lower portion of the exterior walls and paint on the cornice gives the building a fresh look. The large curved window above the front doors has been removed to be refitted with new woodwork and energy efficient glass. The patio and elevator lobby areas have been backfilled and compacted in preparation for concrete. Electricians from IBEW Local 291 in Boise are installing the wiring, power distribution system and data cabling. We are very close to cutting over to our new power feed. Next we will be installing the HVAC infrastructure, which involves running copper tubing sets to each of a dozen heating and cooling units throughout the building. We plan to install the thermal insulation in the walls and ceilings in early October. In partnership with the Caldwell Elks Lodge, we are finalizing plans for the Veterans Day celebration on November 11. Last year, 374 people attended and this year promises to be even better and with a little more flare. In the foreseeable future, the Memorial Hall will be open for business and serving the needs of veterans in the West end of Treasure Valley and beyond. John Muirhead, Chairman, Caldwell Veterans Council

Local Veteran’s Organizations

Carrie L French, Chapter 1, Disabled American Veterans. 2nd Tuesday every month at 7 pm, Train Depot, 701 Main Street, Caldwell, Service Officer – Norman Geyer, (208) 405-9384 Loren M Trotter, Post 35, American Legion. 2nd Monday every month at 7 pm. Social Meeting, 4th Monday every month at 7 pm. 1112 Main Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605 Service Officer – Gary White, (208) 608-4891. LT Leighton D Patterson, Post 3886, Veterans of Foreign Wars. 2nd Thursday every month at 7 pm. 1112 Main Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605.

We are currently raising funds to buy an elevator to better serve our disabled and elderly veterans. More information, visit or mail; CVMH, PO Box 1535, Caldwell, Idaho 83605.

Our Community

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by Chuck Randolph

Pastor Dick Shaw (right) and his dear friend Chuck Randolph (left) during his retirement picnic at Memorial Park in Caldwell on August 28th directly following his last service at Caldwell First Baptist Church.

After 36 years of service, a retirement party was held at the Band Shell in Memorial Park after Pastor Dick Shaw’s last sermon at the Baptist Church on August 28th. Dick Shaw retired on Sunday, August 28th, as Senior Pastor. He is a native of Caldwell and a 1964 graduate of Caldwell High School. He has been part of the Caldwell First Baptist Church congregation for 70 years. His attendance was interrupted only by one university year in South Carolina and seven years of Joseph Zahnle Photography


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service in the U.S. Air Force (Armed Services Radio Europe) with assignments in Turkey, England and Spain. Dick and his late wife, Marilyn, raised their four children, Sara and Jeremy, Jon and Joel in the same church family. While in the military service, Pastor Shaw worked to complete his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado and through overseas extension classes through the Universities of Maryland and Nebraska. After four tours of duty with the USAF, he returned to Caldwell and was awarded his B.A. Degree by BSU. He then earned a Master’s Degree from the Cole Center for Biblical Studies in Boise. Before joining the First Baptist staff in 1979, Pastor Shaw was a familiar voice on Caldwell radio stations KBGN/ KBXL. He was station manager from 1973-79. His other churchrelated activities include decades of service to the Conservative Baptist Church Camp at Warm Lake, Idaho, where he is the Administrative Manager. He also works with Praise International, an organization for which he has traveled to provide pastoral training to congregations in Europe and Asia. During the retirement party, to honor Pastor Shaw’s long tenure at Caldwell First Baptist Church, he and his wife Suzanne were presented with the gift of a tour of Israel in November of this year.

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New Neighborhood Walmart Supports Community!

photo and story by Leora Summers, Editor

The band played, the children sang, the scouts raised the flag and the new Neighborhood Walmart store opened its doors on August 31st after they gave 5 grants of $1,000 each to support the Caldwell Fire Department, Caldwell High School, Lewis and Clark Elementary, the Caldwell Police Department and the Idaho Food Bank. The opening ceremony ended with Walmart employees doing the “Squiggly” Walmart cheer. The Chamber welcomed them to our community with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Immediately following, the doors opened and the customers were invited to come in to shop. The first customer going through the checkout stand was Benny Bray, who said he walked over from his house this morning. That’s what it’s all about–a great new store with local products located in Manager Jaymison Ramame (left on scissors) and Mayor Garret a neighborhood. Thanks Walmart! ....for Nancolas (right on scissors) cut the ribbon during the grand supporting our community and our local opening on August 31st. businesses!

Hopkins Celebrate 70 Year Wedding Anniversary

Bob and Betty Hopkins were married on August 17, 1946, in Olympia, Washington. Before Bob and Betty were married, she lived around the corner from Bob in Parma, Idaho. Bob has never lived more than 5 miles from where he was born. One rainy day, as Betty was walking home from work, Bob stopped and asked if she would like a ride. On their first date, they went to the Caldwell Night Rodeo. They maintained that tradition and during their newlywed years, they added having dinner at the Kiwanis Chuck wagon before going on to the rodeo. This year was no different. As usual they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, but this time among family and friends, by first attending the Kiwanis Chuckwagon dinner and then again, off to the Caldwell Night Rodeo. What a lovely way to celebrate such a milestone anniversary.

by Chantele Hensel, Publisher

photo by Chantele Hensel

Pastor Dick Shaw Retires after 36 years

August 2016

Bob and Betty Hopkins at the Kiwanis Chuckwagon celebrating this year.

An “Out of this World” experience comes to Caldwell

Some lucky kids got to experience outer space through the eyes of former astronaut Steve Swanson during Aerospace Camp on the downtown TVCC Campus this summer. Middle school kids from our area spent one week of fantastic experiences and high school kids spent 2 weeks at the camp. Swanson (55 years old) is a retired astronaut now associated with BSU as a distinguished speaker-in-residence, who works with students in NASA-related projects. He began his journey to become an astronaut with a strong background in math and science and had an engineering/physics degree. He earned a master’s degree in computer science, then a PHD and got a job at NASA and later qualified to be an astronaut. He spent 28 years with NASA with 11 of those years as an engineer, and 17 years as an astronaut. He has been on 3 space missions and helped build an international space station. His claim to fame is that he took the first instagram picture in space! He didn’t think about becoming an astronaut until the age of 25. During his duties as an astronaut, he was a “robotic arm worker” and a “space walker” which he said was “the best of both worlds.” His job was to work on the solar panels of the space station. He told the group, “Space walking is quite an unbelievable event where you experience a myriad of emotions. There are a lot of people watching you.” He also worked to staple back down the station’s thermal blanket. Though his space walks were to work on the station, he said it was amazing to see the earth below you. After a space walk, you had to go back into the ship, close the hatch, repress (adjust to the change) and undress to be able to return to the body of the ship. He has spent up to 6 months at a time in space and he showed a video to the group showing what it was like to live, work and play in space and how the lack of gravity caused them to have to learn to do the things we normally do on earth must be adapted

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Steve Swanson (retired astronaut) and Calvin Hiatt (TVCC Recruiter) at Aerospace Camp

while in the ship. Everything floats! It made for some very different experiences, like floating and cruising like Superman through the ship, exercising, eating (fun to play with your food) and performing normal hygiene functions. Meals consisted of dehydrated food, standard bars, and fruit and each person only had one spoon to clean it was to lick it off good! Urine is recycled into drinking water. Not everything was glamorous! His last mission was 2 years ago with Russian cosmonauts in a very confined Russian rocket, which was much different technology-wise from NASA’s ships. Their electronics were much simpler, so maybe a little easier for our U.S. astronauts to become accustomed to. While with the Russians, our U.S. astronauts had to learn the language very quickly to be able to function as a team. The kids asked great questions and received a truly “out of this world” experience from someone who knew what that was really like! The United States’ last launch into space was in 2011. The next projected launch will be in 2018.


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August 2016


Caldwell High School 30 Year Class Reunion

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by Leora Summers, Editor

Class at Memorial Park

The CHS Class of 1986 held its 30 year class reunion during the first weekend of August. They registered for the reunion and had a dinner at Memorial Park where they signed their 1986 CHS yearbooks 30 years ago, now bringing them full circle. They graduated in a class with 197 classmates. About 45 classmates with quite a few of their spouses attended the various reunion events The next day some members had a little yoga and wine tasting time at Zhoo-Zhoo Hells Canyon

Winery together. Others golfed, a couple skydived or went on to other activities before going to a luncheon which was held at the new high school since their old high school (now Syringa Middle School) was still under summer renovations. Cathi Warren (CSD Food Service) was able to bring back 3 of the original “Lunch Ladies of the ‘80s” for the special occasion. The group was served a “Pre-Obama” style lunch, as Chuck Randolph described it, with pizza, burritos, chicken nuggets, tater tots, and chocolate

Vicky Blankenship (Caldwell School District’s Food Service Director) was recognized during the August 1st Caldwell School District Board Meeting, for the state award from the School Nutrition Association that she received on behalf of the district earlier this summer. She explained the award to the board and discussed other information and accomplishments made by her department. On June 21st during the Idaho School Nutrition Conference, at the Riverside Convention Center in Boise, Vicky was recognized as a Diamond Star Club Member by the School Nutrition Association for sponsoring 250 more members. Two awards were given during the event with the other one going to Boise Schools. To earn this award, Vicky tracked all food service staff certification. She made sure that the staff took the training as a part of their job requirement to become certified, so the staff would know how to do their jobs and that they would know how to

follow the regulations set by the USDA. This is quite a feather in the district’s cap once again. She also attended the Annual National Conference, July 10-13, in San Antonio, Texas. During that National Conference, Washington Elementary was showcased in a documentary of their program, “The Smarter Lunchroom Movement,” which was made possible due to a grant they received from USDA and implemented by Idaho State Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs to achieve this success. New superintendent, Dr. Shalene French, commended Vicky during the CSD Board meeting saying what a huge accomplishment it was for Washington Elementary School to be recognized during a National Conference. Caldwell School District offered a summer feeding program this year that served 17,446 meals during June and July at the following Caldwell schools: Lewis & Clark Elementary, Van Buren, Canyon

milk! Randolph reminisced about the cheese yumm-yumms (1 lb. of cheese for 1 lb. of dough) of days gone by, but he said the pizza took its place nicely! After lunch, Chuck took the group over to Syringa Middle School (previously Caldwell High School) for a classroom tour and had them sit in their desks in the room where he taught them. The evening ended with a banquet at Garbonzo’s Pizza near Vallivue High School. It was a great time for reconnecting.

Lunch ladies of the 80’s. Front Row L to R: Vikki Wilcox (lunch lady), Vicky Blankenship (CSD Food Service) , Rojean Tyson (lunch lady), Mary Beavers (lunch lady). Back Row: Cathi Warren (CSD Food Service).

Blankenship Earns SNA Star Club Award for Caldwell Schools

by Leora Summers, Editor

Springs, and Washington. Congratulations to both Vicky, her lunch ladies (Nutrition Specialists), and the Caldwell School District!

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Our Community

Melissa’s Big 60 Challenge – Mount Borah!

by Joan Pemble and Melissa Stringfield

Most of us celebrate our birthday with dinner out or by having cake and ice cream with friends and family. But for Melissa Stringfield, this was the year to try something different. Her goal, as she looked forward to the 60th, was to climb Mt. Borah, Idaho’s tallest peak at 12,662 feet. She shares with us her remarkable experience as told by her below. I wanted to do something big for this birthday. As a native Idahoan, I decided that something big meant Mt. Borah, and once the idea sprouted, nearly a year ago, it really took root. The year of preparation included increasing my regular yoga/pilates hours, climbing the stairs in the the tallest building in town over and over again, joining my husband Ken at the gym for weekly weight training, and numerous hikes with the McCall Hiking Club. Throughout my year of preparation, I acquired my hiking partners. I gratefully teamed with our photo by unknown hiker sons; Lucas, Jordan, and Quinlan, two nephews; Rob L to R: Aaron Buck (friend), Lucas Stringfield (son), and Scott, and our friends; Aaron and Rachel Buck. Rob Pfiefer (nephew), Melissa Stringfield, Jordan Stringfield (son), Scott Pfiefer (nephew), and Quinlan Stringfield (son). Travelling with us to Mackay, and waiting to welcome us back down from the heights were my husband Ken, greatest parts of the experience. It was truly humbling. our daughter Sara, two daughters-in-law, two grandsons, Although the prospect of “Chicken-Out-Ridge” makes my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and the family dogs, everyone nervous, it was really the last hundred feet of Lucy, Rita and Ike. They had gathered from Seattle, San the climb that was the most difficult. It was exhausting! Francisco, Phoenix, McCall, Grangeville and Pocatello. Near the top, all the guys stepped to the side and allowed This level of support and encouragement was one of the

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On August 15th, after 9 months with a BID (Business Improvement District) development team that included downtown property owners to help establish how a BID would look and operate, Caldwell City Council unanimously voted to give it the green light. The BID team put together the boundaries for the BID and developed a two-tier assessment rate, dependent upon the property’s proximity to the planned Indian Creek Plaza. Tier 1 (closest to plaza) will be assessed 1/3rd of 1% of their property tax with Tier 2 being assessed 1/4th of 1% of their property tax. This BID was created to assess property owners to provide partial funding for the management, operations and programming of the upcoming Indian Creek Plaza, which is said will benefit downtown businesses, property owners and the community. There are some exemptions built into the assessment structure for the plaza. Also approved was a resolution to approve a contract with GGLO, the architectural design firm selected to design Indian Creek Plaza, and to establish parameters and limits for a façade improvement plan for property owners to create consistency in façades. Now the nuts & bolts work may actually begin. The committee received the necessary percentage of yes responses from those involved property owners to create the BID. This plaza is seen as an “investment” in our community to create a vibrant downtown where people will want to come with their families to enjoy the activities which in turn is said will benefit existing businesses and grow new business opportunities. The BID will partially fund the operations with other funds coming from sponsorships and other venues. Caldwell Urban Renewal will fund the “bricks and mortar” in the building of the plaza. This whole process began about 3 years ago with bringing Roger Brooks to town to help begin a “branding” process highlighting our area’s amenities to help market our city and put it on the map. An agricultural brand was established and then Dan Senfter was hired to come to town to help establish a plan to create a plaza to revitalize our community

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me to be the first to “summit” the peak. Once again very humbling, but reaching that goal definitely was the highlight of the day. Our time at the top was cut short by an afternoon storm system. When our cell phones filled with static, and we felt little electric “bites,” we hightailed it down the trail. My slowed movements, and the threat of lightning did nothing to diminish my sense of accomplishment. The total of twelve hours and five minutes to summit and return to our base, will remain as one of the most remarkable days of my life. Our evening was filled with lots of laughter, celebration, and huckleberry pie. Setting this physical and mental challenge was out of character for me, but as the time approached, I became thoroughly resolute – determined to do it. Gazing at the spectacular mountains as we drove away from the Lost River Range, I realized that as long as I am in Idaho, I will know that I have climbed higher than any mountain I see. Now the rewards continue to reveal themselves. I know more firmly than ever that the love and support of my family is as solid as that mountain, giving me a support to face all challenges. In addition, I have a newly confirmed sense of my own character. Finally, I now own an incredibly creative banner that Ken made for our summit, and an awesome “mountain, hiking, road-trip” play list created by our daughter Sara.

The August 15th City Council meeting was packed with business owners and concerned citizens, awaiting the presentation and the official vote on whether or not to accept the BID proposal for the planned Indian Creek Plaza to be built at the Kings’ site in the middle of Caldwell.

by programming it with activities 250 days of the year giving people a reason to come to town. The idea of the plan is to create a “living room” in the heart of our town where people will come to enjoy activities together. The benefit is that with the added foot traffic, businesses surrounding the plaza should see increased revenues, thus stopping our dollar “leakage” for shopping, entertainment and dining to other nearby towns. Also adding to our entertainment value downtown, we will soon be seeing an 11-screen Reel Theater which will show first run movies. This will be located in the former Trolley Square location by Caldwell’s post office sometime within the next two years.

BID Rendering

BID Gets A Green Light!

August 2016

BID (Business Improvement District) Map: Tier 1 is highlighted in yellow with the proposed plaza highlighted in pink with boundaries between Dearborn St. to the railroad tracks and between 5th Ave. to 9th Ave. Tier 2 is shown in the section outlined surrounding tier 1.

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Captain Devin Riley (back row, 3rd from left) and CPD Kickball Team

The Caldwell Police Department (CPD) participated in the Kicking Truancy Kickball Tournament on August 20th. This is a very sore subject since we lost in the first round of the tournament to the city to the east of us. Caldwell Police had the game under control until a certain officer–I don’t want to mention his name (Det. Bendawald)–committed 3 costly errors and we lost by one run in extra innings. Caldwell Police had a great time supporting a great community event, and want to thank the Juvenile Probation Department for inviting us. We will be back stronger than ever next year, and plan on winning the tournament…… Detective Bendawald was sent back down to our minor league farm team AND WILL NOT BE ON THE TEAM NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!! PS… Detective Bendawald does not know he will not be playing, so please keep this on the down low! Caldwell Police participated with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office in a back to school shopping

New officers recently sworn in and hired by the Caldwell Police Department were Robert Heaton (left), Greg Wanous (middle) and Max Boots (right). Welcome to Caldwell’s police family.

spree for kids. CCSO called us and asked if we knew of any kids that needed help with purchasing school clothes and supplies. The kids were treated to a BBQ then loaded on a bus and taken to the Walmart in Caldwell to do some back to school shopping. It was a great day and we are thankful that CCSO called and asked us to participate. We look forward to doing this every year. Last but not least, the Caldwell Police would like to remind everybody that school is back in session, so please be aware of all the kiddos out walking to school. Remember to stop for pedestrians in the cross walks, and remember to drive the speed limit especially in the school zones. If not, you could be meeting one of CPD’s traffic team.

Caldwell Salvation Army-Meet our new Captains

photo by Leora Summers

Robyn and Stephanie Bridgeo are Caldwell’s new Captains for our Salvation Army office located at 1015 East Chicago Street. They have been Salvation Army Officers for 14 years and have experience in running local community centers. They have held headquarter staff positions and have been media representatives for the entire western United States. Their positions have taken them from Ohio, to Arizona, California, Colorado and they have now landed here in good old Caldwell, Idaho.

After many years of serving in metropolitan areas, the Bridgeos are excited to get back to their small town roots. Captain Robyn grew up in a small town in New Brunswick, Canada, and spent a lot of time harvesting potatoes at his grandfather’s farm, so he feels right at home here in Caldwell. Captain Stephanie also grew up in a small town in Ohio and helped her grandparents on the farm as well. “There’s nothing like being a part of a small loving community with home-town values to raise a family,” Stephanie said. The Bridgeos have three children: Ashley, Hannah and Elijah. Along with their children, the Bridgeos have a passion for providing education, music and the arts and are excited to add that component to Caldwell. For more information about local services and programs go to caldwell.

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Our Community

by Marti Gudmundson

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And, to think Operation CatSnip started out of my search for an osprey nest! In April of 2015, I discovered that there was an osprey nest platform atop an Idaho Power pole on Caldwell city property set to become a new city park. Over the next year, I visited the nest and its occupants, seeing when they would return to their nest, lay their eggs, and leave, once the fledglings and parents were ready. The road leading to the nest passed a house and several outbuildings and I frequently navigated around the numerous cats crossing the gravel road. The residents on the property were being asked to leave in mid-April 2016, and weren’t taking any of the 40+ felines. I mentioned to a city employee that I’d like to help the city responsibly manage the cat colony, getting the cats spayed and neutered and, hopefully, homed, placing the tamer ones through West Valley Humane Society (WVHS). For the less friendly ones, I would seek out barn or ranch homes. I named the project “Operation CatSnip” and created a Facebook page to keep interested parties abreast of my needs and status during this major process. I had never managed a cat colony and made contact with numerous organizations and sources in the Treasure Valley for help. The organization providing the most help in getting the cats spayed and neutered was SNIP (Spay Neuter Idaho Pets, Inc.), which donated 35 vouchers worth $5 each for my operation. Live traps borrowed from SNIP provided the means for capturing those being taken in to one of the two SNIP voucher participating veterinary clinics in this area, All Creatures Animal Hospital in New Plymouth and Sunnyside Animal Hospital in Meridian. Cages donated by the Ontario Feral Cat Project’s director Elizabeth Lyon and ones lent by West Valley Humane Society provided temporary holding places over the last four months for the numerous cats and kittens under our carport at home. Since the project began in late April, my husband Nick Molenaar, and I have fostered nearly twenty kittens and two adult cats, many of which have already been adopted through WVHS (who provided food and cat litter for those potential adoptees). A challenge added to the care of 10 of the kittens was the ringworm fungus, requiring glove-wearing and twiceweekly antifungal treatments for six weeks. Nineteen cats have already been homed for mouse control purposes at homes, farms, or ranches. The current total of adult spays and neuters through Operation CatSnip is 38. About 5 adults and one kitten are left to be trapped, spayed, and neutered of the approximately 10 cats remaining on the property. Those remaining cats are in need of barn or ranch homes and are a mix of friendly and notso-friendly, male and female. Our carport is still filled with 6 cages which were full for many months with kittens, one of the litters’ amazing mamas (who nursed 12 kittens of 3 litters, only 5 of which were her own), and transitioning cats awaiting adoption or spay/neuter surgery. Most lie empty now, as we wind down the project, hoping for homes for all of those still on their home property. If you’d like to help out with Operation CatSnip in any way or adopt your own pair of mousers for your home or farm, please contact me, Marti Gudmundson, via the Operation CatSnip Facebook page https://www., by phone (612) 722-9132, or by email: As I came into work today, I sat down to write this article. As I pondered what to write about, I was shown a sign! The sign didn’t come in the form I was hoping for (a Twinkie and

a Dr. Pepper), but came in the form of one of the biggest spiders I’ve ever seen crawl out from under my desk. First, I performed a time honored old-fashioned maneuver–I stomped him into oblivion. Second, I went and bought a Twinkie and a Dr. Pepper. Third, I started to write. As fall temperatures start dropping, we will (as we do every

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School Zone Safety - Please be hyper-vigilant by Ted Brumet, Public Safety and Prevention Specialist

Another school year is upon us. For most parents, it might mean no longer paying for daycare as you go to work, or for others it might mean the sudden quietness around the house. Yes, our children are getting one year closer to adulthood. And for them, this is an exciting time. One of the things I’ve noticed over the summer, we have forgotten about the laws of the road surrounding school zones. Those triangle signs actually do have a purpose and so do those well-placed speed limits we fail to see. However, now is the most important time to pay attention to traffic signs, or it could cost you a violation ticket of up to $156.50. From August of last year until May of 2016, the Caldwell Police Department issued 136 speed zone violations. That figure equates to every other day during the school year, someone will receive a school zone speeding ticket. During this same time period, there were 15 reported crashes in the Caldwell school zones. Four of these accidents resulted in personal injury, and one was a hit and run. As a parent, this makes me nervous. On average, 5 children in America will be hit and killed while going to or from school . Here comes the scary part, in 2009 Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, performed a study concerning distracted driving in

school zones. They determined that 1 in 6 drivers will be distracted while going through a school zone. What is the main cause for their distraction? You guessed it, their cell phone. Although using a cell phone might not result in large fees, it has become a detractor to our awareness while driving. Add this distraction to the increased speed and the large volumes of children moving through the school zones; this makes for a potential disaster that I, for one, would prefer to avoid. I’m sure all of you would like to avoid this as well. Corporal Pelkey from the Caldwell Police Department is asking, “Please be hyper-vigilant of your surroundings when driving through school zones. Children are often distracted on their way to and from schools and may not be aware of vehicles.” I could not agree more with Corporal Pelkey. So, this year let us, as a community, help provide a safe environment for the future leaders of Caldwell. I encourage each and every one of you to be hypervigilant and hyper-aware of your surroundings while going through school zones. Together we can make the 2016-2017 school year a safe and memorable experience for our students.

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and although it does not get the level of attention as some other cancers, it is a subject that is well-worth discussing. The prostate is a gland exclusive to men, residing under the bladder and surrounding the urethra. Its main function is to produce seminal fluid that is released with ejaculation. But if cancerous cells develop, the prostate can be more dangerous for men than breast cancer is for women. About 1 in 7 men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death among American males. Lung cancer remains the first. Screening for prostate cancer involves a blood test and a digital rectal exam. The blood test checks the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) level. The PSA offers an insight into the overall health of the prostate. It is usually elevated if a man has significant prostate cancer, but can also be elevated for other reasons like prostate infection. The digital rectal exam is to evaluate the texture of the prostate. With prostate cancer, the area involved may have a more firm or hard texture as compared to normal prostate tissue.

Early prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms. At this stage, a man is not aware that he has a problem. When a man has symptoms of prostate cancer such as bone pain, the cancer is already advanced and a cure is not possible. Screening is intended to detect early cancers when a cure is still possible. Presently, the guidelines for prostate cancer screening are evolving. This is causing confusion and controversy. Historically, it was recommended that men start screening in their 40s and continue annual screening until age 80. We now recognize that some men should be screened yearly, others every-other-year, some every five years and, after age 80, probably not at all. Factors such as age, ethnicity, family history and previous PSA values all influence how often screening should be performed. It is important to have a conversation with your primary care physician or urologist about what screening schedule might be right for you. On a final note, prostate cancer has an excellent long-term survival rate compared to many other types of cancer, but again, early detection is the key. Donald K. Stritzke, MD, is a board-certified urologist at West Valley Medical Center, and has practiced medicine in the Caldwell community for 26 years.

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The Pest Guy–Spiders Anyone? year) begin to see an increase of spider activity indoors. Though this may not come as welcome news to you and your family (especially the person so afraid of spiders they jump on the nearest couch and scream bloody murder….you know who you are), there is still hope! Here are a few things you can do to keep spiders out this fall: • Remove webs! Sweep them off, hose them off, or blow them off. Webs are the spiders home. Removing them makes them uncomfortable. Being uncomfortable makes them leave. • Seal cracks in foundation with

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calk, install screens on doors and windows, and make sure doors and windows are properly sealed. Inspect plumbing and HVAC protrusions and seal them up. • Clear out debris from around the home. Woodpiles, construction materials, etc., should be as far away from the home as possible. • Vacuum, dust, and sweep regularly. • Decrease the amount of nighttime lights that attract insects that are potential food for spiders. Use yellow colored light bulbs where possible as they are less attractive to insects. • Keep all vegetation well-trimmed

and at least 1 foot away from the home. Lawns should be cut to a proper height, and cut regularly. • Safe and regular exterior pesticide applications are effective both on contact and as a residual treatment for spiders. Make sure to follow instructions and use labeled rates. By following these simply guidelines, your home will be more spider-free this fall. However there is very little we can do about your arachnophobic family member….maybe counseling? I don’t know, I’ve got a Twinkie and a Dr. Pepper to finish!

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Caldwell Perspective

Caldwell on the Move – Exciting Times!

by Steve Fultz, Caldwell Economic Development

in Sky Ranch that will bring 120-200 jobs to our community. Also, the URA has recently sold two lots across from Southwark Metal Manufacturing for the construction of new two new manufacturing facilities. Gem State Manufacturing is moving forward with thier expansion plans with the construction of a new facility in the Sky Ranch Business Center. We have also seen expansions (and plans for expansion) from current Caldwell manufacturers such as Rhino Metals, Fiberguide, Best Bath Systems, and others. Industrial leads and site visits continue at a high level, with additional announcements expected soon. This is just a quick snapshot of the many activities happening in the Caldwell commercial development world. The City of Caldwell is truly on the Move! We’re excited to see what is in store for us in the coming months...stay tuned!

Pokemon Go comes to Town!

by Leora Summers, Editor

Also people have been seen walking around looking for those Caldwell ‘ROCKS’ that were written about in last month’s Caldwell Perspective. As of August 24th, there were 1,809 members on the Caldwell ‘ROCKS’ Facebook page. Check it out if you want another way to have fun with your family and children. You paint rocks and hide them downtown or wherever you like and then hunt for those left by other people, and when you find them, you take a picture of them and then post them on the Caldwell ‘ROCKS’ Facebook page. It also gets you moving, downtown, and out of the house. Painting the rocks is a fun activity to do with your children too. Don’t forget to shellac them after you paint them so the paint stays on them. Have fun!

It’s Festival Time!

7 PM – Festival Car Cruise

Saturday, September 17

7 AM – Fireman’s Festival Breakfast Indian Creek Car Show & Shine 8 AM – Sidewalk Chalk Art Sponsored by Caxtons

9 AM – Festival Begins Idaho H&SS Recovery Day Event 4H Kids Center Bike Rodeo and Bike Activities Entertainment Vendors Wagons Ho Chuck Wagon Salvation Army Activities Dutch Oven Gathering Sponsored by New Life Celebration Church

2 PM – Cardboard Kayak Rack on the Creek 3 PM – Caldwell High Rubber Duck Race Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

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Remember Caldwell ‘ROCKS?’by Leora Summers, Editor

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Nickie, the Rubaiyat bird dog, was caught hunting a pokemon Pidgey in downtown Caldwell. “It’s a big deal (speaking of Pokemon Go)! It’s bringing foot traffic into downtown Caldwell,” said Ken Nelson of Rubaiyat Book Store. “It appeals to the young people and brings them downtown,” said Amy Perry of Rubaiyat. She has noticed a lot more people downtown in the evenings playing this game. People are walking around and she has seen small groups meeting around the TVCC campus to play the game. This is becoming quite the rage! So if you are into Pokemon Go, come downtown because apparently it is here now! Get out of the house, come downtown, have fun and enjoy it with your family.

by Chantele Hensel, Publisher

Let us at the Caldwell Perspective be the first to welcome you to our Indian Creek Festival in downtown Caldwell. I am the Publisher of our community newspaper, Chantele Hensel. Alongside Leora Summers, my editor, we produce a free monthly publication that is distributed primarily every door direct mail routes to residents in Caldwell. The Caldwell Perspective launched in December of 2014 and is a much loved paper where the locals share their good news. We have a growing number of people who live outside of our mailing routes and the Caldwell area who subscribe to our paper for which we charge a very low fee. This small four-page section is only a fraction of the September edition and we hope it will serve as a reference for you as you watch the festival. The entire September publication is

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has been secured and is now scheduling community meetings. The properties needed for the downtown hotel have been secured and a hotel development proposal has been received, and the movie theater project continues to move forward. Also, the new DL Evans bank building is near completion. The city has secured the former Sundowner Motel, with demolition expected to occur this Fall and the plans to extend the Indian Creek project are in place. The City is also in the final stages of developing the grant programs for downtown business/property owners. On the industrial side of development, Caldwell’s URA (Urban Renewal Agency) has accepted a purchase and sales agreement from a food processing company for the sale of approximately 18 acres in Sky Ranch Business Center. It is the company’s intent to construct a 190,000 sq. ft. processing facility

Welcome to Caldwell’s Indian Creek Festival!

Dutch Oven Gathering

Wagons Ho

STARWARS is Coming To Caldwell! Be on the watch for the characters throughout Downtown!

Carboard Kayak Race

It was once said that “commitment mixed with drive and sprinkled with imagination c r e a t e s sustained results. Stay focused and you will make your mark” (Amy Leigh Mercree). Because of the commitment and drive by our community, it has been a very busy and exciting summer for the City of Caldwell. Planning, development, construction, and ribbon-cuttings for commercial and industrial have been at a rate and level that we have not seen in many years! Downtown continues to show great progress. The BID (Business Improvement District) petition has been accepted by the City Council and is moving forward. The contract for the architecture firm (GGLO) commissioned to design the Indian Creek Plaza

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Rubber Duck Race

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August 2016

George Stuchbery, A long life in print!

by Leora Summers, Editor

When one lives for 99 years, a lot of history goes along with that. George Stuchbery passed away on August 10, 2016, but not after having had quite a ride with a local business, Caxton Printers. The day he moved to Caldwell, March 17, 1937, was also the first day he showed up Caxton’s St. Patrick’s Day fire of 1937 burned down the original building A young George Stuchbery hard at work print setting, one of the to work at Caxtons, only to which was rebuilt in its image. This is what met George as he went to his many jobs he performed throughout his lifetime while working at find that the business was on first day of work there. Horrifying! (Photo from Caxton’s archives) Caxtons. (Photo from Caxton’s archives) fire. It burned to the ground. This was the infamous St. Patrick’s Day fire of 1937 that decimated Caxton. What a sight basically made sure all of our printing jobs were completed on time. He was a one-of-athat must have been! According to Scott Gibson, George was immediately put to work kind! We were very blessed to have George work with us for 45 years and he is a big reason helping to douse the fire and to attempt to save important materials and equipment. George, the company is still in business today. He was well respected for his knowledge and was along with all the other Caxton’s employees, also helped set up temporary places to conduct truly a mentor and friend to all Caxton employees.” Employee Del King, joined the Caxton family business in 1967 and George immediately business (some in homes and garages) and helped rebuild the business. He worked there for took him under his wing to show him the ropes. King said, “George taught me everything I the next 45 years doing many different jobs. According to Caxton President Dave Gipson, “ George Stuchbery was one of the most know!” Del started as the cutter operator and in the following years George taught him all valuable and important employees that Caxtons ever had. He worked his way through all the processes in bindery operations, book binding and hot foil stamping. They developed the areas of printing and could run most pieces of equipment as well or better than anyone quite a friendship and shared in many life experiences both professionally and personally. George viewed Caxtons as his family and loved sharing it with his grandkids when they in the plant. He could fix any piece of equipment and build anything we might need for came to see him at work. He worked full time until his partial retirement in 1982, when he a specific job or task. As the printing business changed, he grew his skills to reflect the then worked on special projects up through the year 2000, fully retiring at about age 84. times. At the time George retired in 1982, he was our shop foreman, which meant he ran What a long and glorious career with Caxton Printers, a valuable asset to their company. the printing production area of Caxtons. He scheduled all the presses and bindery work and

Don’t Miss the Caldwell Farmers’ Market every Wednesday through September 21st! Spencer Chivers of “Chivers BBQ” is the vendor of the month. He has 4 flavors of BBQ sauces of which all are made with “butter, like no other” as he tells it. Those flavors include the Superb Original, Apple, Garlic and Raspberry. They are all MSG and gluten-free. At this time 3 of the 4 sauces are also made

with a no-high glucose corn syrup with Raspberry soon to follow. This is Spencer’s 4th year at the Caldwell Farmers’ Market. Scott Lazarus of the Little Acres booth has 86 varieties of jams from pepper jams to all kinds of fruit jams. His jams are 95% fruit with no artificial colors or ingredients as opposed to many jams you find in the chain stores, though his jams can now be found on some of those shelves. He also has a variety of fresh baked breads (Danish pastries, apple breads and others) baked by his dad, Joel Everett. Honey, mustards and coffee beans, soaps, candles, table runners, fancy flip flops and other

craft items can also be found. Specialty hotdogs and fresh squeezed lemonade will also be present for your dining pleasure while you listen to the entertainment. The Market’s last day will be September 21st. So enjoy it while you can. The Market is held on Wednesdays at the corner of Kimball and Arthur from 3–7 p.m.

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The September Market will still have a variety of produce including melons, watermelons, apples, tomatoes, winter squash, onions, peppers, cucumbers, pumpkins, cantaloupes, pears, carrots, pears, plums, apricots, zucchinis, potatoes, basil, raspberries, and others.

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August 2016


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TRIO Program Promotes Secondary Education

L to R: Mr. Josh Engler (TRIO Educational Specialist), Yanira Madrigal, Cassandra Madrigal, Lydia Flores.

Upward Bound, one of the eight federal TRIO programs (of the formerly 3 federal programs, thus the name TRIO), provides fundamental support for participants in preparation for college entrance. The program primarily serves high school students from low-income families in which neither parent has a bachelor’s degree. The goal of the program is to prepare and inspire participants to complete secondary education and enroll in, and graduate from, institutions of post-secondary education. There are fortyfour students enrolled in the TRIO Upward Bound program at Caldwell High School. Students are referred by word of mouth. The program has been at Caldwell High School since 1987. This is Josh Engler’s fifth year as TRIO’s Educational Specialist at Caldwell High School. Engler said, “The internship program is a component of the TRIO Upward Bound summer program. Prospective students (rising seniors) go through a formal application process in which they write an essay, prepare a resume, and interview with our internship coordinator. For those students who are selected, we place them at a site

that best fits with their strengths, talents, and future career goals. We have sites that we have partnered with for several years, but we are always looking for additional placements. This program is a blessing to me to be able to work with these students every day.” Three delightful young women who were involved in internships through the TRIO Upward Bound summer program presented their experiences to the Caldwell City Council on August 1st. Yanira Madrigal has been a part of TRIO for about a year and is a senior this year at CHS. Her internship was with the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, working both at camp and in the office. She sees herself as working with kids in the future so wanted to have an internship that would give her experience with that. Every day during her internship, she helped set up and prepare for camp. She helped the girls with their assignments and activities and even led an activity at one of the camps. Yanira was there for anything that was needed and was free to answer any questions for the girls. She ensured the girls’ safety and during her time at the office and gained many clerical skills; filing and organizing papers, making copies, helping around with the inventory and whatever else needed to be done. Of this internship she said, “I learned that I enjoyed working with kids and that I have the patience and energy to do it. Now that I realize what I’m capable of, I am more confident. My internship drove me a step closer to finding my career path. I can take what I learned and build on that for the future which might involve working with kids. I don’t exactly know what I plan to do in the future, but my internship sure did help find

a passion of mine. Through this experience, whether or not going to college, is not a question for me. I will graduate from high school and further my education. I will have scholarships to help me, along with family and friends. I will keep myself motivated and strive for success.” Cassandra Madrigal has been in the TRIO program for 3 years now and is a senior at CHS this year. Her internship was at Idaho Power. She was chosen to go there due to her academic strengths in math and science. At Idaho Power she gained experience in researching and understanding electrical and comprehensive plans. She also learned the basics of the electrical system, worked with the company’s database, and created an excel sheet that explained the company’s EUE (Expected Unserved Energy) through each distribution feeder in the region. This included new computer programming and statistics. Of her internship she said, “I learned that I am a quick learner, a strong listener, and someone who can comprehend instructions easily. My internship did help steer me to plan for my future since I was very undecided on what I was going to study in college. After this experience of working with electrical engineers, I think engineering could be a path I may take. I plan to further my education once I complete high school and hope to attend either the University of Washington or University of Idaho and study in some type of math-related field.” Lydia Flores has been in TRIO for one year, entering in the program the beginning of her junior year. She is a senior this year at CHS. Her internship was at the English Language Center in Boise, which is not only a school for refugees and new Americans,

but also a safe community. She said over 1,000 students come in over the year and she helped them fill out their registration forms which had the same questions in both their language and English. She assisted in the classroom with her supervisor, Anna Tovar who taught the lower English level classes. She also performed clerical work and built amazing connections with students and networked with people who shared similar passions that she had. Of her experience, she said, “I learned that I want a career where I’m surrounded by people with the same mindset and determination to make a positive impact in others’ lives. I felt very confident after leaving my internship that it is very possible for me to accomplish everything I want out of life. I plan to attend college to study whatever I feel passionate about. I received a lot of great advice from people who were faced with the same struggles that I have faced.” She says she plans to further her education and take advantage of every single opportunity that comes her way. She will continue to be a part of TRIO, to apply for scholarships to college, and to participate in clubs and conferences to grow a support system for herself and to make connections with people who share similar interests. This program does make a difference in students’ lives, helping them find direction and a path to a higher education, which then gives them an opportunity for a brighter future. Her interests helping people around the world spreading knowledge and offering my help to those in need as well as traveling.

The Idaho Master Gardener Program Celebrates 40 Years of Helping Idaho Grow!

The Idaho Master Gardener program sprouted 40 years ago and was born right here in Canyon County. The program was developed by horticulture Extension agents in King County, Washington, as demand for research based knowledge and information in urban horticulture increased. The idea behind the program was to train individuals in basic horticulture skills and have them take that knowledge from the university to the people of their counties to help solve the problems people were facing in their backyard gardens. That mission is still being carried out today. Idaho has Master Gardener programs across the state, and right here in Treasure Valley we continue to celebrate a thriving Master Gardener program with more than 200 active and

Advanced Master Gardeners and 100-200 new Master Gardeners each year. The impact is enormous. Master Gardeners teach a variety of people and topics. Idaho Master Gardeners do a variety of volunteer outreach projects. One such example is working with children in the Junior Master Gardener program. Adult Master Gardeners mentor children and help them learn how to grow, harvest, and even sell their produce teaching them important life skills such as public speaking, parliamentary procedure, and financial management. Youth, like adults, learn about soil, insects, water, weeds, and how to grow food and flowers. Another beneficial and very popular service for adults is the free Plant Diagnostic Clinic staffed by Master Gardener volunteers

at local University of Idaho Extension Offices. This service is a great learning opportunity for all involved. Master Gardener volunteers sharpen their skills as they assist in diagnosing what is wrong with the sick plants people across the state bring to us seeking a cure. Helping someone save a tree that could be worth as much as $20,000, to assisting in educating people on proper watering methods and how to properly manage pests in the garden. Providing research based solutions to their gardening questions has enormous economic and environmental impacts because it may help save homeowners money and has been shown to lead to a reduction in misuse of pesticides by homeowners. Idaho Master Gardener volunteers also help by presenting information to

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speaker’s bureaus, libraries, and social club meetings. Master Gardeners share their knowledge in a variety of ways via Social and traditional Media as well. Some love to blog, others are involved with radio, television, and podcasting. One hugely successful program Idaho Master Gardeners are part of is the PNWPestalert. net Master Gardeners assist by helping scout for pests and help populate data for the alerts. These are just a few examples of the many exciting ways Idaho Master Gardeners help extend the information of the local land grant

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university to the people in the communities where they live and reside, helping Idaho grow! Just as the program was created 40 years ago to meet the demand for information from those wanting to grow a garden, the demand for those wanting to become Master Gardeners continues to grow. For more information on the Idaho Master Gardener program in Canyon County, contact the University of Idaho Extension Office at 459-6003, like us on Facebook, or visit us on the web at county/canyon/horticulture

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This field day is free and open to the public. Those interested in fruit production, including commercial growers, small farm growers, alternative fruit growers, home gardeners, Master Gardeners, horticultural professionals and graduate students, extension and research faculty/staff, horticultural hobbyist, and fruit industry representatives are welcome. Two Pesticide Credits will be offered to those who attend the entire field day. Please Call 208-722-6701 ext 228 or Dr. Essie Fallahi (efallahi@ at 208-722-6701 Ext. 225 if you have questions or send an email to: maurineb@uidaho. edu

Several cultivars of new table grapes, peaches, nectarines, apples, plums, quince, Asian pears, and other alternative fruits will be presented during the tour. Participants can taste many of these fruits. All tours include discussion/ questions/answers on various cultural practices of fruit crops, including planting, growth regulators, pruning, thinning, girdling, irrigation, pest and disease control, safety in chemical application, use of chemical and environmental safety. The program will be on Friday, September 16, from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the U of I Parma Research

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August 2016

AARP supports community

Free Climbing Event for kids with special needs

Dini Johnson (Vice President/left), and Joannie Myrick (Secretary/right) of AARP Chapter #518 (behind the table) took their turn volunteering at the wheelchair booth at the Canyon County Fair. Nearly 20 AARP volunteers assisted at the booth during the 4 day event. The Fair Board provides free use of wheelchairs to attendees needing them. The Caldwell AARP Chapter #518 began in 1968. They are involved in our community in many other ways. They donate to the CCOA (Canyon County Office on Aging) food bank, collect cans for the Ronald McDonald House, and are involved with the Adopt-a-Senior program and the Caldwell Senior Center. They meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center, 1009 Everett Street. For more information call Joannie Myrick at (208) 454-1753.

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Rodeo Board President Frank Wyant couldn’t pass up a chance to take a “selfie” with Carolyn Holly of Saint Alphonsus (left) and her granddaughter, Alex Livingston of KTVB Channel 7 (right) as he presented West Valley Medical Center and Saint Alphonsus a check for $34,640 from the Caldwell Night Rodeo’s “Power of Pink” night for the fight against breast cancer. Such a handsome devil! Right? And the ladies are pretty cute too!

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chance to feel what it is like to be a rock climber. Believe it or not, we have actually helped a few kids overcome their fear of heights.” To reserve a spot for a child with special needs for this event, send Riechmann an e-mail to or an IM via the Courageous Kids Climbing page on Facebook. Volunteers can should also contact him in advance through either method.

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Courageous Kids Climbing has made arrangements with the Downtown YMCA, 1050 W. State Street in Boise, to host a unique rock climbing program for children with special needs. The event will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00 am until noon. The event is free. According to organizer Jeff Riechman, “the coaches are all local rock climbers who volunteer their time.” The Treasure Valley YMCA has been a great supporter of Courageous Kids Climbing. The first 15 courageous climbers to sign up will receive a Courageous Climbers t-shirt. Event Organixer, Jeff Riechmann said, “These events offer the child with special needs, whether it be a physical or learning challenge, the opportunity to challenge themselves. For those kids who may have a difficult time focusing on one thing, climbing a rock wall encourages them to focus. For the child who may doubt their physical abilities, it’s a chance to learn about themselves. As an example, to date, we have had four visually challenged kids climb with us. For the child with more significant challenges like cerebral palsy, our special harnesses provide them the

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Ashley Manor Celebrates 20th Anniversary!

Locally owned and operated Ashley Manor is proud to announce its twentieth year as a leader in providing memory care in small residential facilities in Idaho, Colorado, and Oregon. Ashley Manor has achieved two decades of innovation and steady growth. The company will commemorate the occasion with a paid company holiday for all of its employees, Rebranding, and a fundraiser

to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The founder of Ashley Manor, Keith Fletcher is taking a tour of all of the homes and meeting with all of the employees to personally thank them for their service. Ashley Manor began operations in 1996 when Keith Fletcher and Roger Malm, the company’s founders, built their first 8 bed facilities in Nampa, Idaho on Midland Boulevard and in Payette, Idaho on Beverly Hills Road. Each having loved ones with memory loss, and not being happy with the care that was available at the time, they agreed a they wanted to create something better for their loved ones and others suffering from dementia. Research was done through

two major Universities, and through these studies it was decided that small residential homes were the best model for providing quality care for this population. The early success of Ashley Manor indicated a growing demand for small memory care facilities. Seeing the opportunity, Ashley Manor built 23 locations in the first 5 years of operation. Ashley Manor currently has 59 facilities in 3 states, Idaho, Oregon, and Colorado and will be building its 60th facility in Lakewood, Colorado this fall. We want to take this opportunity to thank the community for your support over the years. We are truly proud to be an Idaho owned and operated corporation.

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Chamber News!

During the August Chamber Luncheon at the College of Idaho, Chamber Director Theresa Harden presented Vernal Reece of Melaleuca, an online wellness shopping club, a new member plaque.

Business by Leora Summers, Editor

September 2 8:30 AM: Travel & Tourism Committee, Caldwell Chamber September 6 11:30 AM-1 PM: Ambassadors Meeting, Golden Corral, Nampa September 7 11:45 AM-1 PM: Agri-Business Meeting, Stewarts Bar and Grill September 9 6:30-9:30 PM: Farm to Fork September 13 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Lunch, at C of I, sponsored by IPT September 15 11:30 AM: Treasure Valley Night Light Parade Committee, Caldwell Chamber 12 PM: Government Affairs Meeting, Golden Dragon Restaurant 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours at Memorial Park, sponsored by Idaho Refrigeration, HVAC & Equipment Sales September 16 4 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Electric Sun Tanning September 19 1 PM: Transportation Committee Meeting, Stewarts Bar & Grill September 20 1 PM: Education Meeting, Hendren Conference Center, C of I September 23 4:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance September 28 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect sponsored by D.L. Evans Bank September 29 4:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Idaho Central Credit Union

Broke Down Bunch supports Disabled Veterans

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August 2016

Salon Stylists L to R: Katy Sterling, Courtney Christie, Rebecca Whitmire, Dinah Waller and Tanya Martin (not pictured) cutting the ribbon.

The Caldwell Chamber welcomed Salon Elevation (formerly Rose Parlour Salon), located in Maddy’s Plaza at 718 Main Street in the heart of downtown Caldwell, to its business community members with a ribbon cutting on August 5th. They are a J Beverly Hills Concept Salon and they do cuts, color, nails, and pedicures.

Soroptimist Club Changes Officers

Just a tid-bit about what has been going on with the Caldwell Soroptimist Club! In June they had their installation and new officers are as follows: Marlene Page and Lisa Kerrick (Co-Presidents), Debbie Flitton and MC Niland (Co-Vice Presidents), Ashley Greenwald (Secretary) and Ginny

Ponte (Treasurer). Board members are Deanna Brock, Jaime Weldon, Renee Hukill and Laura Burri. A big thank you to Jan VanSlyke who served as the 2015-16 president! The Caldwell Soroptimist’s meet the second, third and forth Thursday of each month, at noon, at Stewart’s in Caldwell.

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The Broke Down Bunch, a biker club in Middleton, donated $3,000 to the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall during their Broke Down Bunch Annual Charity Funds Distribution held at “Our Place Saloon” in Middleton this summer. Their donation will support area disabled veterans who will be able to receive services at the Hall once it is completed. The event raised a grand total of $8,500. In April, this group organized lumber donations for the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall from area donors and brought the lumber to the Hall to help with the project. They are dedicated to our veterans.


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Winter Bird Feeding Project Needs Volunteers & Seed

by Bob Christensen

The Friends of Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge will start their winter bird feeding project Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers are wanted to help fill and clean the bird feeders several times each week. Helpers may sign up to feed one day a month, one day a week, or more often. Potential volunteers must attend a bird feeding orientation at the refuge visitor center on September 24th at 1:30 p.m. To anyone in the community who would like to help with the winter bird feeding project, but is unable to help feed, we appreciate donations of wild bird seed or money (Friends of Deer Flat, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa, Idaho 83686) to purchase the seed. We value the generosity of past participants. For more information, contact Rachel & David Staats at: deerflat@ Immediate questions can be answered by Bob Christensen – phone: 208-454-2518.

Caldwell YMCA’s Garden Fever

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Caldwell’s YMCA has a community garden that started with the help of a grant it received from Walmart two years ago. Youth Director, Josh Williamson, and Silver Sneakers instructor, Beth Kopadt, work jointly to integrate the garden into the YMCA and Caldwell community as interest in the garden continues to grow. Ten

members and staff are actively involved in the planting, caring and harvesting and Maggie Ooi, a Y volunteer, works in the garden a few days a week! Community gardens empower individuals, build social cohesiveness, and act as a meeting place for different cultural groups. The Y has 16 garden beds and has been the inspiration of garden camps for children during their spring and summer school breaks. YMCA volunteers meet every Monday and Friday from 10 a.m.12 p.m. The produce from the Y garden will be combined with produce from home gardens of Y members for the good of all YMCA members and staff. Extra produce will be given to the Salvation Army. For more information about the community garden and how to get involved, please contact the Caldwell YMCA at 459-2498.

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August 2016

Hook, Line & Sinker

September will mark one of the last warm months for fishing for the year. This also means that feeding patterns will increase due to winter preparations. As the days get cooler, the more mid-day fishing becomes a viable option. September also marks, really, the last full month of dry fly fishing as frequent hatches will continue throughout most of the month. September is my most favorite month to fish with the feeding and spawning frenzies that occur during the month. Steelhead are returning from their ocean trip while bass, trout, whitefish, catfish and others are preparing for the long winter ahead. The key with steelhead fishing is patience. Last year the average time between steelhead was 36 hours. Do not get discouraged by this number as plenty of fish are taken each day. For those of you who are adventurous enough to do it, fly fishing with a spey rod is a great deal of fun. Some of the largest steelhead I have seen have come via a spey rod. These rods are much longer than a normal fly pole and getting into the proper locations to use them can be difficult. The Salmon River has some deep holes around shallower bank areas. These are great places to use spey rods. Other ways to fish for steelhead

include trolling with a diving lure, jig fishing from a boat or bank, drift boat fishing and Sammy fishing. When trolling it is key to keep your speed at a minimum as any lure traveling too fast past a steelhead will be ignored. Trolling and drift boat fishing probably offer up the best opportunities as it is easier to cover greater distances in a given amount of time allowing for greater probability of enticing a fish. I have caught a steelhead while bank fishing but the time between fish is much greater from the bank. Sammy fishing is best used in swifter water and is generally more prevalent in the spring. Lake and Pond fishing are very easy pickings come September as fish begin to prepare for the winter months. Fish will be at all depths so fishing on the bottom with worm may not work as well as it did during the late spring and summer months. Light lures in both color and weight can be used in place of worm can draw in the larger fish this time of year. Also, placing yourself at points where water flows in and out of the pond or lake is a smart play as well as these areas will be plush with food for all types of fish. River fishing will also offer its own excitement. Catfishing is great this time of year as the water cools, these river fish become more active


September is that transitioning month where your veggies start to take off again. Plan now to take advantage of nicer weather to prepare for next year and the pending frost. Start by collecting grass clippings as you lower the height of your lawn. The grass clippings will be more than the turf can handle during the lowering process. You should cut your grass as low as you can going into winter. This prevents many diseases and helps get rid of weeds that might be protected by tall grass from overwintering. So every week from here on out, keep lowering your mower deck and collect the grass to spread in your garden or compost pile. When your garden is done for the season, till in all vegetation

to eliminate hiding places for bugs like the squash bug to overwinter in. Now you’re ready to plant come spring and wet weather won’t delay you. To protect plants from early frosts, have ready some tee posts, heavy canvas tarp or old sheets, some baling twine or wire and an incandescent light and fixture. Put the posts on the outside perimeter of your garden. String the twine between posts so when you drape your tarps above the plants they won’t make contact with the plants below. Hang the light in the middle or more if you have a large garden. The heat off the light will aid in keeping frost off the plants creating a mini greenhouse. Cover every early evening before it cools to much, trapping the ground warmth. Remove and cover every morning to get the benefits of the sun otherwise you could

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and the colder water makes them a better fish to eat. The worse it smells, the better the bait, when it comes to catfishing. Bass too will be more active throughout the day and will begin to come out of the shadows a bit. It is still best to work the shoreline for bass as they are looking to prey on smaller fish. If you want to hit the Salmon River and Clearwater Rivers, be on the lookout for slack water areas as Cutthroat Trout will lurk in these areas. Cutthroat are a fierce fish and tend to like moving prey so bright or flashy lures are best. This fish will put up a fight that makes them seem larger than they are. The entrance of September, also means the entrance of cooler weather. Mornings and evenings will be cool but the days will still warm up. Make sure you are well prepared for both when you go out. September also means the increase of precipitation, so make sure you are looking at the weather report before you head out. Lastly, the coming of fall also means the movement of large animals getting ready for hibernation. Watch the edges of the roads for deer, elk, bear and other game animals while driving as well as making sure you are watching around you as you are fishing. Have fun, be safe and as always, wet that line. by Pat King

cook your plants. If you’re in windy conditions, tie or anchor the tarps. Remember LED lights don’t put off heat so they will not help keep frost off your plants. Covering is a great way to get the most out your veggie plants. On another note, you could also do this in springtime to get a much early start to your spring of plantings. Not every spring will be as cooperative as this past spring. If you really wanted to go “whole hog” on your garden, you could build a tunnel that you can pull away from your garden and return it as needed. You could cover with clear 6mil plastic, but do not lay it on plant material. It will burn the plant from frost or cook them if not uncovered during daylight hours. For more information on how to build one, send your request to: editor@ Until next time, Pat

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Prep and total time: 10 minutes Yields 4

Enjoy this delicious appetizer anytime. This salad will keep you coming back for more. Ingredients 1 (10 oz.) box of grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes (halved) *editor’s note: I halved, then quartered the cherry tomatoes 4 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese cubed 1/2 cup basil Leaves (about 25 leaves torn) 2 TBS olive oil 1 TBS balsamic vinegar salt to taste *editor’s note: I also peppered to taste

Editor’s Note: I made this for one, as no one in my house will eat tomatoes except me! I just used the amounts I thought I wanted to eat at the time so it would be fresh Instructions • In a medium bowl, toss the cup up tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves. and just approximated the amounts for the ingredients. • Add olive oil and lightly toss together. It was delicious! • Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the top of the salad. • Sprinkle salt as desired.

Not Important...but possibly of interest! Technically, John Potter wasn’t my uncle. He married my mother’s younger sister back in the 1940s but she ran off with someone not long after that. But my parents kept in touch with him for the rest of their lives. John was like a son to them. John is one of the reasons his generation was called America’s greatest. He always considered Caldwell his hometown. But by age 14 he was up in Canada, on his own, looking for work. He was still in his mid-teens when he spent time working in the Aleutian Islands. When World War II broke out, John joined the Army Air Corps. That brought him back to Idaho where he trained at Boise’s Gowen Field to fly bombers. He spent the duration of the war in the Pacific. After the war, John went to college on the GI Bill and got a degree in engineering at USC. Then he and a partner bought a war surplus ship for peanuts, scrapped it out and made a tidy profit. With some money in his pocket, John looked around for a product to manufacture. A cereal company was giving away miniature metal license plates. If you bought enough cereal you could get a plate from all 48 states. John started making miniature metal plates. But instead of license numbers, John put boys and girls names on the plates. Sixty years later, if you see license plates in a store with kids names on ‘em, chances are they came from John’s company.

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But John wasn’t satisfied with making license plates. He was one of the first producers of printed circuit boards. He had circuit boards in nearly every Boeing jet aircraft manufactured in the 20th century. His company also produced circuit boards used in the Lunar Lander. Over the years, John kept coming up with new ideas. Some were good, some didn’t pan out, but he never quit experimenting and brainstorming. When we took the kids to Disneyland in the ‘80s, John insisted we come to visit him and his wife, Jay. They treated our girls like their grandchildren. John and I kept our connection in the years that followed. Every few months he would call or I would call to discuss our work or the state of the country and the world. The last time we saw John was in 2008. We passed through LA on our way overseas. He was almost blind. Over lunch, he poured out the story of his life. It was like he felt he had to tell someone while he was still capable of doing it. I was honored that he chose us. Earlier this year when I called John, he didn’t seem to know me. His granddaughter said his health was failing fast. So when my phone identified a recent call as coming from Claremont, California, I knew what it was about. John died from a stroke at age 92. John Potter was probably the smartest man I will ever know. And I will always consider him my uncle.


BOOK REVIEW by Amy Perry, Rubaiyat

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Jerry Summers, former Chief of Police of McCall, Idaho, holds an undergraduate degree in pastoral ministry and a master’s degree in business administration in marketing from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Summers also has extensive experience in the various law enforcement fields. His third book in his “Un” series has wonderfully twisted plot lines that carry through to a clean finale. Wendy, a domestic violence counselor, has taken her need to help her clients to new heights. Suicides and accidents are stacking up around her. She

has new wealth and a new love interest, as well as new plans for the future. Unrestrained Behavior is well-written and readable. I would recommend it for adults who enjoy mysteries and thrillers, but suggest that they read the first two books in the series first. Summers will be at the Rubaiyat Book Store on September 17th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, during the Indian Creek Festival to greet the public.


Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich Review by Michelle Ross ( The history of medical advances than just names on is riddled with suspect practices documents. While and ideas that with hindsight seem his discoveries do less than stellar. Luke Dittrich’s not always paint his new book takes a close look at great grandfather mid-century neurologists who in a favorable were operating at the height of the light, Dittrich refuses to shy away lobotomy crazy, one fueled by open from asking difficult questions access to insane asylums and mental about the practice, its history and health wards. (In a short two-year its seemingly limitless practice in period in the 1950’s, the state of New England mental institutions. Connecticut alone authorized 550 Investigation of ethical lines within such surgeries, the vast majority medical research is an overarching performed on women in an attempt theme of the book, delving into the to cure their “hysteria,” forcing murky gray areas of consent and the them to conform to the expected debate about human research. Fans of Rebecca Skloot’s The role of docile and meek spouses so Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks prized in housewives of the era.) Excellent narrative writing, will want to head to the bookstore combined with the fascinating today to pick up Patient H.M.: A history of the brain and memory Story of Memory, Madness, and research in the United States Family Secrets, Luke Dittrich’s creates a spellbinding tale, but with newly released narrative non-fiction Dittrich’s personal connection to publication, a great companion read the #2 lobotomy surgeon in the that continues the exploration of world, the story of medical research what we, as society, are willing to dovetails with his personal history condone in the name of medical to create characters who are more research and advancement.

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August 2016

Reba DeMond – Celebrates 105 Years of Experience

by Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

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by Donna Queen, Senior Center Coordinator

About 65 people helped celebrate Caldwell Senior Center’s milestone 40th Anniversary of ‘Serving Seniors’ in Caldwell during an open house held on August 20th. The Center showcased its recently completed new kitchen floor. Mayor Nancolas graced the crowd with song and ‘The Relics’ (musicians) also provided entertainment. During the event, the mayor paid tribute to the veterans in the room saying, “The past few nights as the rodeo has flown flags through the arena, it makes me think as I look around at all the veterans in this room, that Freedom isn’t free. Thank you to our many veterans and thank you to all who helped celebrate the 40 years that our Caldwell Senior Center has been in Caldwell serving our seniors.” In the early 1970s, a need arose for a place for the seniors in our community to be able to meet for fellowship and to receive a nutritious meal. The first meal site was at the College of Idaho. In 1975, with the assistance of the City of Caldwell, a grant was requested through HUD and soon thereafter the Center received a grant for $132,000. The “old” Jefferson Junior High

property was earmarked for the project. The Flag Pole which originally graced the old Jefferson Junior High grounds was donated by the Caldwell High School Class of 1921 and still stands in front our Center. The Center’s Grand Opening (at current location) was held on Friday, June 18, 1976, and on Wednesdays, potluck meals were held weekly. The first meal that was actually cooked at the Center was on July 28, 1976. The Senior Center remains vital to the seniors in our Community as a place to gather for fellowship, activities and nutrition. Caldwell Senior Center is open 5 days a week, Mondays through Fridays. Activities include Exercise Classes, Fit and Fall Classes, Crochet and Knitting, Pinochle, Art Group, Square Dance, Line Dance and BINGO. Entertainment often occurs before lunch which is served at 12 noon. All are welcome to come. Caldwell Senior Center is located at 1009 Everett Street in Caldwell. For more information: senior_center

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WOW! Caldwellite Reba DeMond turned 105 years old on August 27th and celebrated a little early with her family at the home of her son, Doyle DeMond, on August 21st with 7 (of 9) grandchildren, 15 (of 21) great-grandchildren, and 1 (of 3) great-great grandchildren (with the last one born on August 21st), her sons (Doyle, Donald, Keith & Lyle) and spouses of all generations. She has traced her family history all the way back to her mother’s ancestor, Edward Fuller, who was a passenger on the Mayflower, on the voyage which ended at Plymouth, Massachusetts in December, 1620. Reba was a “tag-along” identical twin born on August 27, 1911, directly following her sister Ruby’s entrance into this world on her father’s acreage north and west of Eagle. Since the doctor didn’t arrive in time (having to travel by horse and buggy), her Grandma Haynes delivered the babies. They were kept warm by flat irons placed in their bed which were heated on the stove and wrapped in cloth. A sister, Elma, who passed away at birth, was born a couple years before they were born. The twins joined a brother Cecil (1909) and were later joined in 1913 by her brother Carl. Reba’s mother gave birth to a daughter, Betty Louise, at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Boise on April 16, 1928, but she passed away at eleven months of age due to pneumonia. Reba never knew her Grandfather Haynes who was killed by a runaway team of horses but she remembers her Grandmother Haynes (who delivered her and her twin sister) as a very sweet lady with the most beautiful curly hair. She remembers the hearing aids her grandmother wore which had two metal bars that fit across her head, with wires leading down to the batteries that she wore on her chest. Her grandmother lived in her home for a good share of the time. She recalled, “Back in those days, there were no telephones, electricity, inside plumbing, washing machines, automobiles or tractors, radios or televisions or running water. There was a hand pump outside and all the water had to be pumped from the well. We had kerosene lamps and lanterns, which were used for lighting the house or for outside work after dark. The laundry was done on a scrub board, which meant a very tiresome job. Lawns were mowed with a mower you had to push by hand and used a lot of pushing. The outside toilet was a small building with four wooden sides and a roof. The door was usually on the back side. Inside was a plank about so high, with two round holes cut in it. A deep hole was dug and this building placed over it. A Montgomery

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Ward catalog was inside for toilet paper. Lime was used to keep down the odor. It served the purpose very well.” They raised their own food. During a time, when they lived in Mackey, they milked their cows out in the snow and it was COLD! Life was very different then than today. Reba married Johnie DeMond on December 24, 1933 at her folk’s home. She and Johnie rented a small house three miles west of Boise for $15.00 a month. The house had electricity and cold water piped into it and they had a coal range which they used to heat water for their bath which they took in a large metal tub. She remembers buying milk from their land lord for 5 cents a quart. They lived there for 3 years when Johnie worked for a gas station in Boise. When he was transferred to one in Eagle, they moved to a house on the property there for one year. Once again, he was transferred, but to the Co-op Oil Association in Caldwell and they moved to Caldwell. After renting for a month, they had to move and rented another house at 609 Grant Street. In 1936 they finally bought a home and moved to 1609 Arthur Street. Reba and her twin sister Ruby were close their whole lives, raising children together and living close to each other. Ruby passed away in 2002, just short of her 91st birthday. Her mother lived to the ripe old age of 98. They certainly had good genes for long lives. Reba and Johnie had four sons, Keith, Donald, Doyle and Lyle. Johnie worked for Harvey Hoff of Hoff Lumber and when Keith graduated from Caldwell High School in 1955, he also began working for Harvey. When Harvey decided to sell his woodwork shop, he gave Johnie first chance to buy it. He did and named it “Custom Woodcraft” and that’s when they began their family cabinet business in Caldwell. The boys worked in the business and with that brotherly rivalry, Lyle said he wanted to become a better cabinet builder than Keith. After Johnie retired in 1974, he would go to the shop during coffee break time, twice a day, to be with his sons until the time of his death on January 22, 1994. In 2009, after 54 years in business, the sons retired and closed up the shop. The business was located at 1423 Chicago Street and is now occupied by Poly Farms LLC, a company that manufactures plastic storage containers. Reba lived in her home on Canyon Hill until June of 2013 and now resides at Autumn Wind Assisted Living in Caldwell. She still has a sharp mind and a fun sense of humor. She has seen much and done much in her lifetime. We wish her a very happy birthday!



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August 2016

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by Leora Summers, Editor

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Every year during Rodeo time, Caldwell’s service clubs work hard and long hours during the blistering heat in their booths at the Caldwell Night Rodeo or at their BBQ outside the Rodeo grounds to earn dollars to give back to our community in many different ways. Our community owes them a HUGE thank you for the many things they do throughout the year with their labors of love and their dollars! You will also be seeing them working again during all the College of Idaho home football games to continue their good works during the rest of the year. Go YOTES and enjoy their treats to help support their continued good works for our community. The first Yote home game will be held on September 3 against Montana Western at 1pm at Simplot Stadium. Don’t forget to wear your purple on “Purple Friday,” the day before to promote team spirit!

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Caldwell Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care took the prize again this year for “Best Theme and Best Dressed” during Caldwell Night Rodeo’s ‘Power of Pink Walk/Run’ where the proceeds go towards breast cancer screenings for women who are under-served, uninsured, and under-insured. Prior to the event they lent their conference room to the Power of Pink committee to fill the hundreds of goodie bags to be received by race participants as they cross the finish line!

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