September 2022 Caldwell Perspective

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All four service organiza tions would agree the rodeo is an “all hands-on deck” event. Because the crowds are so large, the food lines can stretch far into the distance. The work can be stifling in the mid-August heat, and the work is extremely fast paced. Most club members are asked to volunteer for one or severaltime blocks during the week of the rodeo. Sometimes family, friends and local students are recruited to help make each booth a success. Whether a volunteer is able to serve for a couple hours or several days, one thing is certain: Their ef

Caldwell Exchange Club Booth


In addition to being an enormous fundraising oppor tunity for the clubs and the programs they support, the rodeo provides another un matched opportunity for all involved. Many discover that new bonds are formed as old ones are strengthened while working side-by-side with fel low members. Volunteers come from all occupations, and each has a part to play in their organization’s success. The rodeo is an event where a local banker can become a champion hamburger wran gler. A teacher can turn into an expert nacho-slinger, or a policeman an accomplished beverage rustler.

forts are collectively making a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of Caldwell resi dents. Each community, no matter the location, benefits from the time, talent, and dedi cation of its nonprofit service organizations. All follow the admonition of Desmond Tutu to “ do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

The Optimist Club is re membered by rodeo partici pants for its Mexican food and unique beer sausages. Their

For Caldwell Lion Lynn Johnson, working at a busy food booth famous for its fin ger steaks means missing out on watching an exciting rodeo each year. He said, howev er, “ the work our Lions and wonderful volunteers do each night of the rodeo funds things that are life-changing for the people in our community.” The Lions Club works closely with the Idaho Sight and Hearing Foundation to provide funds for important life-changing devices such as glasses and hearing aids. They also give to multiple organizations and causes throughout Caldwell.


club motto is “Bringing out the Best in Youth.” The group has been providing various youth oriented services for almost 40 years. This year at the ro deo was an extremely busy one, and the blistering heat added an extra challenge. Still, Caldwell Optimist vol unteers were very much like their name implies - optimis tic. They were pleased with those they were able to help because of volunteers who stepped up to help to make the rodeo fundraiser a suc cess throughout the week.

Caldwell Service Clubs Give Back at Caldwell Night Rodeo

Caldwell Rotary booth at the Caldwell Night Rodeo

Lion Patricia Benedict serves finger streaks to a rodeo patron.


by Valerie Christensen, Caldwell Perspective

The National Exchange Club was founded in 1911, when a service group of like-mind ed individuals met together regularly to “exchange” ideas

Walking Tacos and Chili Dogs are two specialties of The Caldwell Rotary Club’s booth. For more than a cen tury, the international Rotary Club has held a mission of bridging cultures to encour age peace. Their goals also include fighting illiteracy, pov erty, and disease. The local club stays true to its interna tional mission while actively supporting the causes most relevant to the Caldwell com munity. Its members devote countless hours and resourc es to schools while champion ing educational pursuits in the community.TheCaldwell Exchange Club, whose booth is fa mous for its foot-long hot dogs, raises money to spon sor Caldwell’s Little League Football Program and pro vides youth with scholarships.

Caldwell Optimist Club Booth

For Caldwell Service orga nizations, The Caldwell Night Rodeo is much more than cowboys, cowgirls, and roar ing crowds. It has, in fact, be come many of the clubs’ most profitable fundraising endeav or. The CNR has a long tradi tion of only allowing service organizations to become ven dors at the event. That means clubs like Lions, Optimists, Ex change, and Rotary can sell concessions at the week-long event to raise money for their various causes. It is worth not ing that one hundred per cent of their proceeds go directly to help worthy services and programs in Caldwell’s local community. In fact, many indi viduals, nonprofits, and orga nizations depend on that sup port for donations and grants each year.

and information to serve their community. Today, clubs like Caldwell’s focus fundraising efforts to promote American ism, youth programs, and community service. Their na tional project is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse.

10:30 AM: Music and Movement. (ages 2-6). Library 1010 Dearborn St.

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September 8

9 AM-2 PM: Caldwell Y Golden Games, This is an opportunity for our seniors, 55+ and up, Caldwell YMCA, 3720 S. Indiana.

September 6

September 6 (continued)

3:30 PM: Afterschool Fun: Charcoal Expressions & Contour Line Drawing. New fun each week with 4H’s Outside the Box Program (ages 5-12). Library 1010 Dearborn St.

5-8 PM: Taste of Caldwell Harvest Festival, Caldwell is known for it’s farm fresh goods and farm to fork dining, but how do you know what you are eating or drinking is truly local? Live music and try your hand at Chicken Drop Bingo (our version of a 50/50 raffle), while you visit with our vendors and shop around! Indian Creek Plaza.

5:30-9 PM: Farm to Fork Bridge Dinner. Farm to Fork began as a way to celebrate agricultural heritage and local economy of our farmers here in Canyon County,

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September 23

10 AM-12 PM & 1-4 PM: WICAP at the Library. Visit with a WICAP Rep about available services inc. food, financial, childcare, and housing assistance. Library, 1010 Dearborn.

10:30 AM-3:30 PM: Department of Labor at the Library. Library, 1010 Dearborn.

4:30 PM: Teen Thursday: Board Games. New activites each week (ages 13-17), Library 1010 Dearborn St.

10 AM: Tai Chi. Class held at Hubler Airport Terminal. Face masks are required (ages 18+).


6-7 PM: Urban Renewal Agency Meeting, Caldwell Police Department Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave.

11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Caldwell Chamber Noonbreak Luncheon, Simplot Dining Hall, C of I Campus. Call to make your reservation and purchase tickets, 208-459-7493.

3:30 PM: Afterschool Fun: Color Wheel Challenge. (ages 5-12).

10:30 AM: Bilingual Storytime (ages 2-6), Library, 1010 Dearborn.

September 12

10:30 AM: Music and Movement (ages 2-6). Library 1010 Dearborn St.

September 24

September 21

5:30-7:30 PM: Library Talen Show (ages 4-16), Library 1010 Dearborn.

September 2

4:30 PM: Teen Thursday (ages 13-17), Library 1010 Dearborn St.

3:30 PM: Afterschool Fun: Monochromatic Color! New art exploration each with with 4H’s Outside the Box Program (ages 5-12). Library 1010 Dearborn St.

2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read: “When We Were Orphans” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Join us for a lively discussion of the book of the month (18+), Library 1010 Dearborn.

5-8 PM: First Friday, Historic Downtown Caldwell. Historic Downtown Caldwell the First Friday of each Month! Free Event! Free Parking! Art Wall, Live Music, Giveaways and more. Oakes Brothers Marketplace, 718 Main St. 6-11 PM: Brave Hearts at Indian Creek Steakhouse, 711 Main Street.

September 22 (continued) to participate in some friendly competition. Event starts at 9 am on the 19th with a participant parade through the facility. Caldwell YMCA, 3720 S. Indiana.

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Idaho. This marvelous dinner allows the singular experience of dining in an intimate setting on the 7th Avenue Bridge sitting over Indian Creek as it winds through Downtown Caldwell. Guests are invited to a cocktail hour then seated for dinner as the sun sets and the stars come out. Excellent chefs have hosted us throughout the years with their incredible food, with wineries from the Sunnyslope Wine Trail pairing with each of their courses. Sponsorship opportunities are limited for this exclusive event! Call the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce for ticket information, 208-459-7493.

September 22

September 7

10 AM: Rediscovered Book Storytime, Rediscovered Book Garden, Caldwell.

9 AM-2 PM: Caldwell Y Golden Games, This is an opportunity for our seniors, 55+ and up, Caldwell YMCA, 3720 S. Indiana.

12-5 PM: Labor Day Weekend Saturday, 40928 Grape Ln. 2-6 PM: Creatively Comedy Show, Rediscovered Books Caldwell Garden.

10 AM-12 PM & 1-4 PM: WICAP at the Library. 1010 Dearborn.

10:30 AM: Music and Movement. (ages 2-6). Library 1010 Dearborn St.


10 AM: Tai Chi. Mindful, holistic exercise for overall health & well-being. Class held at Hubler Airport Terminal. Face masks are required (ages 18+).

September 27

11 AM-5 PM: Hats off to Hat Ranch, 15343 Plum Rd., Caldwell. Join us as we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the opening of our tasting room!

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September 18

September 20

10 AM: Tai Chiheld at Hubler Airport Terminal. Face masks are required (ages 18+).

10:30 AM-3:30 PM: Department of Labor at the Library, 1010 Dearborn.

10 AM: Tai Chi. Mindful, holistic exercise for overall health & well-being. Class held at Hubler Airport Terminal. Face masks are required (ages 18+).

2:30-4:30 PM: Teen Tech Tutor Training: Week 1 (ages 14-18), Library 1010 Dearborn. 4-8 PM: Carrie L. French Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans, First Annual Chili Cook-Off, Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall, 1101 Cleveland Blvd.

1 PM: YOTE FOOTBALL vs. Eastern Oregon, Simplot Stadium.

5:30-8 PM: Business After Hours, Koenig Distillery, 20928 Grape Ln., Caldwell.

18th-24: Banned Book Week, Rediscovered Books Caldwell.

September 5

6-9 PM: Caldwell City Council meeting, Caldwell Police Department Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave.

10:30 AM: Bilingual Storytime. (with Fire Chief Frawley & Police Chief Ingram) (ages 2-6), Library, 1010 Dearborn.

7 AM-4 PM: 20th Annual Indian Creek Festival.

10:30 AM: Bilingual Storytime. Spanish/English (ages 2-6), Library, 1010 Dearborn.


10 AM: Caldwell Public Library Baby Storytime (ages 0-2). Library 1010 Dearborn.

5-8 PM: Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market, Indian Creek Plaza.

September 13

10 AM: Toddler Storytime. Stories, songs and games for toddlers (ages 2-6), Library 1010 Dearborn St.

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September 16

6-9 PM: 20th Annual Indian Creek Festival.

10 AM: Toddler Storytime (ages 2-6), Library 1010 Dearborn St.

September 30

10:30 AM-3:30 PM: Department of Labor at the Library. Visit with a rep about career opportunities and other services. Library, 1010 Dearborn.

3:30 PM: Afterschool Fun: Sculpting! (ages 5-12). Library 1010 Dearborn St.

10:30 AM-3:30 PM: Department of Labor at the Library. Visit with a rep about career opportunities and other services. Library, 1010 Dearborn.

4:30 PM: Teen Thursday: Concete Planters. New activites each week (ages 13-17), Library 1010 Dearborn St.

10 AM: Tai Chi. Mindful, holistic exercise for overall health & well-being. Class held at Hubler Airport Terminal. Face masks are required (ages 18+).

To promote your October event on this page contact Chantele Hensel 208-899-6374 or email

6-9 PM: Tuesdays on the Creek, Indian Creek Plaza. Spend your ‘Tuesdays on the Creek’ in downtown Caldwell! Enjoy the music, grab a bite to eat and something to drink, then get ready to dance the night away!

10 AM: Caldwell Public Library Baby Storytime. Lapsit storytime with stories, songs and activities or babies (ages 0-2). Library 1010 Dearborn.

10:30 AM: Bilingual Storytime (ages 2-6), Library, 1010 Dearborn.

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September 29

6-9 PM: Tuesdays on the Creek, Indian Creek Plaza. Spend your ‘Tuesdays on the Creek’ in downtown Caldwell! Enjoy the music, grab a bite to eat and something to drink, then get ready to dance the night away!

9 AM-2 PM: Caldwell Y Golden Games, This is an opportunity for our seniors, 55+ and up, Caldwell YMCA, 3720 S. Indiana.

Library 1010 Dearborn St.

7-8 AM: Virtual Event: Human Rights Book Club, “We Had A Little Real Estate Problem”, registration required at www., Rediscovered Books, Caldwell.

2 PM: Optimist Family Movie: The Bad Guys (all ages), Library 1010 Dearborn.

9 AM-2 PM: Caldwell Y Golden Games, This is an opportunity for our seniors, 55+ and up,

10 AM: Caldwell Public Library Baby Storytime (ages 0-2). Library 1010 Dearborn.

September 14

September 17

10 AM: Toddler Storytime. Stories, songs and games for toddlers (ages 2-6), Library 1010 Dearborn St.

4:30 PM: Teen Thursday: Make Your Own Mask. New activites each week (ages 1317), Library 1010 Dearborn St.

10 AM-12 PM & 1-4 PM: WICAP at the Library. Library, 1010 Dearborn.

5-8 PM: Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market, Indian Creek Plaza.In conjunction with the Tuesdays on the Creek Concert Series.

September 19

6:30 PM: Thursday Evening Read: “When We Were Orphans”, by Kazuo Ishiguro. (18+), Library 1010 Dearborn.

September 3

10 AM-6 PM: Bookstore Birthday! Rediscovered Books Caldwell.

September 28

10 AM-12 PM & 1-4 PM: WICAP at the Library. Visit with a WICAP Rep about available services. Library, 1010 Dearborn.

8-9 AM: Coffee Connect, sponsored by Cushing Terrell, 702 Main St.

10 AM: Caldwell Public Library Baby Storytime (ages 0-2). Library 1010 Dearborn.

10 AM: Toddler Storytime (ages 2-6), Library 1010 Dearborn St.

2:30-4:30 PM: Teen Tech Tutor Training: Week 2 (ages 14-18), Library 1010 Dearborn.

10:30 AM: Music and Movement. Songs, Activites and dancing (ages 2-6). Library 1010 Dearborn St.

by Leora Summers

Acts of Kindness - Owen Does Good

form. Thanks also goes out to the Caldwell School District, Jefferson Middle School, and Mark Tripp for sharing their space with us for our prac tices.Also we could not have per formed these concerts without our loyal conductor, Bob Arm strong. He managed to pull us together to be able to put these fun quality programs to gether for all of you to enjoy.

Caldwell Centennial Band

Every year the Teichert family chooses a service project in honor of their son Owen, who passed away in infancy. This year, the Tei chert family selected the new Washington Kindergarten teachers, Ashley Turner and Leona Sandoval, for their service project. Volunteers from Owen Does Good de livered and organized class room supplies for the new teachers.“Ithink that is the nature of this project, these people are learning about our son and

We extend special thanks to Stacey Lenz and the mainte nance crew of Caldwell Parks and Recreation for their help with rearranging the band shell to make room for our musicians to be able to per

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his legacy, and we are able to give back to the commu nity during the process,” said Kathryn Teichert. We are so grateful for the Teichert family and Owen Does Good non-profit orga nization for their generous donations to the children at Washington Elementary School!Dr. N. Shalene French Superintendent,SchoolCaldwellDistrict


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Beginning in October, we will begin preparing for an up coming Christmas concert to be held on Monday, Decem ber 19th, 7:30pm in Jewett Auditorium at the College of Idaho. So mark your calen dars and we hope to see you again!Again, we thank all of you for a wonderful summer con cert season!

This summer our Caldwell Centennial Band played five free summer concerts for our community of loyal fans at Caldwell Memorial Park. We thank all of you for coming to enjoy our music. Though it was hot, you continued to come all summer.

Caldwell Centennial Band Thanks YOU!


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Caldwell High School Class of 2002 celebrated its 20-year reunion on Saturday, August 13th. With over 80 classmates in attendance plus guests, this event marked one of the larg est single-class post-gradua tion gatherings in the history of Caldwell Public Schools. “We always felt like we had a special class, but the effort and energy at this reunion speaks volumes,” said Brian Baughman, CHS ‘02 Student Body President. While many classmates have remained in or returned to the Treasure Valley, several people traveled great distances to at tend. Richard Sosa traveled the furthest from New Haven, CT, where he has been study ing and working at Yale Univer sity for the past 15 years.

In early July, two Caldwell teens had the opportunity to spend a week in the nation’s Capitol learning about health equity and developing a com

CHS Class of 2002 hold 20 Year Reunion by George Kerrick

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Initiative. The teens will also be in regular communication with a mentor from the National 4-H Council. They look forward to recruiting peers, school district staff, and community members to engage in their endeavors. Their next immediate step is submitting a grant proposal for $1500 to support their work.

Inquiries for involvement or support can be sent to Lindsey McConnell-Soong:

Maylee and Keira were ex emplary representatives of the University of Idaho and our community of Caldwell, both as Institute attendees and as avid tourists when time allowed. They were accompanied by University of Idaho Extension Program Manager, Lindsey Mc Connell-Soong, and through out their project will receive support from the UI team that implements the Well Connected Communities National Health

states in Washington D.C. for several days of interactive work shops. These presentations challenged youth participants to think critically and creatively about access to resources in their communities. Attendees were required to display a post er outlining their initial proposal for a project and provide all other teams with feedback. The teens spent long days learning and worked into the evenings to further develop their proposals, ultimately delivering a refined 3-minute pitch to 50 youth and adults.McConnell-Soong and Ferro will be addressing food security and nutrition education within the school system. They have creative and ambitious ideas galore but have decided that awareness is the first step. They plan to create an educa tional campaign that aims to connect youth with the immedi ate impacts of proper hydration and nutrition on mental health, academic achievement, and athletic performance. Maylee and Keira explain that teens struggle to connect with the idea that poor nutritional choices in the present are going to cause health problems when they’re older. If students can recognize that fueling and hydrating their bodies can have almost instant effects, they say, then perhaps they will be more motivated to make healthier choices.

Special thanks to Red Oak Mortgage for sponsoring the event, to David and Juneal Ker rick for hosting, to Robert Mora and Extreme Pizza for provid ing delicious pizza, to Heather and Andy Yee for preparing the food, to Dakan Funeral Chapel for providing tables and chairs, and to the United Methodist Church.

But what about students who

by Lindsey McConnell-Soong

munity project to implement back home. Incoming fresh men Maylee McConnell-Soong and Keira Ferro joined teams of high school youth from 18 other

Caldwell 4-H Teens Attend True Leaders in Equity Institute, Develop Community Health Project

have no choice in the food op tions available to them? This is where it becomes an equity issue. Maylee and Keira recog nize that many families in our community rely on school meals for their primary source of nutri tion and sustenance. Beyond educating teens, they hope to engage with teachers, coaches and administrators to discuss needs assessments and begin identifying where changes can be made to support all students in these most basic of needs.

Figs were the perfect choice be

by Shellye Wilson, YMCA

Robert and his wife, Michelle, didn’t have much luck finding a suitable sit-down location at first. When the “available” sign popped up in the window of a former walk-up donut shop, lo cated just a few feet from the other restaurant, they consid ered it an amazing blessing and opportunity. They signed a lease and made new plans to design their restaurant in a take-out model with seating in nearby common areas.

Where in Caldwell can a growling stomach find a turkey sandwich with whipped cream cheese, olive, sundried-tomato tapenade, sweety drop pep pers, and greens topped with bistro sauce? Look no further than The Twisted Fig, a healthy, gourmet walk-up eatery located just inside Oakes Brothers Mar ketplace in Indian Creek Plaza. Fresh from an August 23 grand opening, they will be regularly serving guests on TuesdaySaturday from 11:30 a.m. until 7:30Whenp.m.asked why he opened the restaurant, Veteran Robert Mora said, “ I always wanted to own and operate my own business.” He started with pla za-located Extreme Pizza and wanted it to grow into a sand wich-inspired second business.

by Valerie Christensen, Caldwell Perspective

pointing to her fig-colored hair. Diane, with her chef hat, is fea tured on many of the restau rant’s purple-colored logos and advertising. Diane, Robert, and shift supervisor Sara all take pride in their delectable and af fordable menu that also caters to special diets. A vegan herself, Diane loves making gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly options alongside a regular om nivore

way.After the last detail was at tended to before the restau rant’s opening, Robert ex plained how a beautiful butterfly made its way inside the building and landed right next to a menu.

success,” she said, “Thank you to all who came out to support us. Come back and see us - our merchandise changes weekly!”

The Caldwell Y is Building

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Robert says he had just one requirement before opening his restaurant: Extreme Pizza’s general manager and chef had to be a partner in the endeavor.

The store’s owner is proud of the “talented people in our com munity” who help stock her shop with one-of-a-kind items. “Our Grand Opening was a great

Community means differ ent things to different people, but for the Caldwell Y, commu nity means making friends in a healthy and encouraging space.

“ As silly as it might sound,” he said, “ the butterfly made me feel at peace with the work we had done and excited to get started.”

There’s a new shop around the corner at 215 S. 9th Avenue in downtown Caldwell. Gigi’s Corner celebrated its grand opening on August 10, 2022. New customers visiting the new vintage shop were greeted with a sidewalk of balloons, a friend ly welcome, and entrance into the store before its official open ingGueststime. were free to browse through a wide selection of vin tage, new, and gently used trea sures that included a little bit of

everything. Most items, includ ing furniture, jewelry, home de cor, and unique gifts were made by local artisans. Customer Tra cy Worral called it “such a neat place.” She was very apprecia tive of the friendly staff and said she would come back.

Celebrates Grand Opening


For the Active Older Adults (se niors) of our community, that is just what is happening.

Gigi’s Corner is open Tues day through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New Business Spotlight: The Twisted Fig

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The Twisted Fig already has an active social media follow ing, and Robert regularly posts photos of beautiful works of art that appear in the form of food. He calls his customers “figgy friends” and shows pictures of what Chef Diane is cooking up next. He concludes, “Our walkup window concept means fast food can be healthy, delicious and a little twisted.”

Because this particular group of members is so valuable to the Caldwell Y, the first an nual Golden Games are set to launch September 19th thru the 22nd. All athletes, 55 and over, are invited to register for one or more of seven events includ

ing a free throw contest, weight lifting, pickleball tournament, speed walking, table tennis, corn hole competition, or swim meet. (Need not be a member to Theregister.)event is sponsored by our local chapter Modern Wood men of America, and the focus is on mental wellbeing, physi cal activity, relationship building and overall fun! The games will kick off with a participant parade throughout the facility. Partici pants are also invited to bring their friends and family for a free day at the Y to support them during the Golden Games. For additional information and to register, go to ymcatvidaho. org and search Golden Games, or stop by the Y. Seniors are an important part of our Y community. Come show your support!

Diane Dalton is a profession ally schooled, award-winning chef who shares her specific vision of providing customers seasonally-inspired selections made only with the most local ingredients possible. Diane ex plained the Twisted Fig got its unusual name from some brain storming and inspiration from Diane, Robert, and Michelle. They wanted a distinct and memorable ingredient woven across their menu selections.

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Themenu.whole staff at The Twist ed Fig agree - their customers are what will keep them going at a feverish pace day after day. They plan to personally serve their guests with delicious food and friendly smiles. They have even been known on more than one occasion to offer a sand wich to someone who looked homeless or hungry and plan to offer work to job-seekers who need a second chance - all while mentoring them along the

Shopper Karen Miller said, “This quaint little store is brim ming with vintage furniture, keepsakes, clothing, accesso ries, tableware, and surprises! The prices are pleasantly af fordable! And the owner is a

towards the 55 and over crowd, consisting of low impact exercis es keeping active older adults fit. Table tennis, Pickleball, and other activities (stationary weights and walking the track) also challenge older athletes while still allowing plenty of time to socialize between laps and/or sets. According to the Green Fields Continuing Care Com munity, “social engagement” is the most important benefit of exercise for aging adults. Other top reasons are improved men tal health, decreased risks of falls, improved cognitive func tion and to prevent disease.

It’s not unusual to see a group of active older adults in the lobby of the Caldwell Y, visiting before class over a cup of cof fee and strengthening relation ships. Their classes are geared

by Valerie Christensen, Caldwell Perspective

delight!”Customers at the grand open ing enjoyed a plentiful assort ment of refreshments including baked goods, chips and salsa, and beverages. There was also a store-wide drawing for prizes, including gas cards, gift sets, a bottle of rose, and handmade items by a local wood artist.


who have been used to staying up much later than usual.

Children sometimes have

Stop being so stubborn and let people help! Sometimes we will take all the responsibility for getting things done in an organization and don’t realize that by doing that, we are not doing any one any favors.

will know what to do and what you are trying to accomplish and if at some point you are not around, there are others who know how to “get ‘er done!”

Gradually waking the kids up earlier can be timely, beneficial and will prepare them for the structure of the school year af ter summer’s downtime. Most people would agree they simply function better when they are well rested. Keep in mind that kids can be exhausted after be ing in school all day. They may need some free time or rest be fore the evening’s activities and tasks.The prestigious Cleveland Clinic even acknowledges the importance of taking breaks. The institution points to mul tiple studies that conclude taking periodic rest improves mood, boosts productivity, and increases the ability to con centrate. Parents and teachers can emphasize the importance of taking breaks during tough mental and/or physical tasks.

to make the transition go a little more smoothly:

trouble expressing how they feel in words. A parent could ask the child to draw what they feel on paper or choose their emo tion from a lineup of online emo jis. If physical signs of stress such as an upset stomach are observed, a question such as, “Does it feel like you have but terflies flying around in your stomach?” can provide valida tion for their discomfort while building parent/child trust. They will be much more likely to ac cept the positive things that are mentioned about returning to school. Talking enthusiastically about buying new supplies, seeing friends, and participating in extracurricular activities they enjoy can help them reframe school in a more positive light.

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it’s those early, simple strategies parents con vey to teachers that can help students overcome challenges and get them excited about learning again.

At the end of August or Ear ly September, most children across the country ask them selves the same blinding ques tion: “Where did summer go?” Most parents on the other hand, after the last family vacation has been taken and Otter Pop has been eaten, are quite relieved to move on to the next season. Sometimes getting kids back in the school day swing of things can be a challenge, however. The following are some ways

Every parent has one; that precious child who is complete ly non-functional until at least noon on most days. Even early birds can have a tough time ad hering to a school-day sched ule. If school hasn’t started yet (or even if it has), try to gradu ally introduce a little more struc ture, in the form of a new bed time routine for the whole family,

Focus on the Positive.

Even kids who adore school can still be quite nervous about returning to the classroom. They may wonder if they’ll like their new teacher, have any friends, or if anyone will notice their new shoes or haircut. Par ents can help ease fears by al lowing children to safely voice their concerns while listening and watching for verbal and nonverbal stress cues.

and may need extra help focus ing on their Throughschoolwork.helpingwith on line learning, a parent may have picked up a trick or two that could help a hard-working teacher. For example, a con cerned parent could mention that multitasking adversely af fects their child’s performance and makes it hard for them to concentrate. The teacher can then encourage the child strug gling with focus to concentrate on one task at a time. A child who often feels overwhelmed or defeated can be encouraged to break big assignments down into smaller, more manageable pieces at home and at school. The success they experience at each “step” can provide them with further motivation and mo mentum throughout the rest of the year.Sometimes

Many of the potential strug gles students face with learning were never more apparent than during the pandemic of 2020. Many are still suffering from its effects, which in many cases have created or worsened learn ing obstacles. Problems with learning can be physical, men tal, or emotional. And they can escalate if not dealt with early in the school year. Parents know their children best, and their communication with teachers is critical. Children sometimes face overwhelming, troubling factors outside the classroom,

By including others in helping get things done, you are giving them ownership and pride in being a part of whatever you are trying to accomplish. You are building a team. By not including others when they ask if they can help, you are “shutting them down” and that never feels good. Nothing should ever have to fall on the shoulders of one person. If others are included, then more people

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So again, take the time and ef fort to include others. You cultivate a team atmosphere in doing so and that is so much more enjoyable. In cluding others is the glue that will help hold an or ganization together. Be “the glue!” You will create a great team that will then hold an organization together. It will be to the benefit of everyone.

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tures.Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Michael and daughter Susan. She is survived by her husband of 67 years Jerry, sis ter Audrey of Manhattan, Mon tana and Bonners Ferry, ID, sister Wanda Lefebvre (Col lins) of Vancouver, WA, son Scot and daughter Jennifer both of Caldwell, three grand daughters (Niki, Whitney and Kenzie), 9 great grandchildren, soon to be 10 and 1 great great granddaughter.Amemorialservice is sched uled for Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Faith Lu theran Church, 2915 S. Mon tana Ave., Caldwell with a lun cheon to follow. Memorials for Marilyn can be made to Faith Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be shared with the family www.dakanfuneralchapel.comat

In 1950 when Marilyn was 14 the family moved to Bonners Ferry where she attended and graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1954. She was an excellent student and was especially interested in History, Literature and Journalism. Af

In 1955 she married her high school sweetheart Jerry Bau man and they lived in Spo kane where Jerry continued his Pre Med studies at Gonzaga. Their first born Scot was born 3 weeks before graduation in 1958. Jerry was accepted to Washington University Medi cal School in St. Louis, so in the fall of 1958 Marilyn, Jerry and 4 month old Scot left for St. Louis in a 1949 Ford pulling a homemade well used horse trailer with their few belong ings. Marilyn was able to get a job working for 3 prominent Internists who also were Clini cal Professors of Medicine at the Medical School. In addition to working long hours and mov ing five times in five years she also took a few days off to have daughter Susan in 1961.

Marilyn loved to travel which she and Jerry were able to do often when he retired. They took several trips to Norway, visited every country in Eu rope, the island of Madeira, Ja pan, Thailand and Singapore, much of the US and Canada. They also skied with friends at numerous ski resorts in the western US as well as Canada, France and Austria. Another highlight for Marilyn was a trip to Alaska where she landed numerous silver salmon on a fly rod. She was always ready for new challenges and adven

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served on the National Board for 8 years. She had occasion in the early 1990s to speak at the United Nations regarding their various programs. Marilyn was always very respectful, un derstanding and compassion ate with others in her many ac tivities but she was also always firm in her own convictions.

Marilyn grew up in Naples along with her sisters and Brother Michael who came along in 1946. The girls attend ed a one room schoolhouse for most of those early years.

Marilyn was born March 8, 1936 in Naples, ID and passed away on August 13, 2022 of Alzheimer’s disease. She was the first born of Evelyn (Krogs eth) and Carl Cossairt. The Krogseths were immigrants from Norway and the Cossairts were immigrants from Holland and France. There were many relatives on both sides of the family who lived in the Naples area. Marilyn, with the help of her sisters was able to put to gether extensive genealogies of both families. Marilyn and her extended family were long time members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bonners Ferry where Marilyn was baptized, con firmed and eventually married.

ter graduation Marilyn decided on her own, against the wishes of her father, to ride the train to Minneapolis and enroll in the Northwest Institute of Medical Technology. She graduated in 1955 as a Certified Medical and X-Ray technologist and was able to get a position work ing for a doctor in Spokane.

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In 1963 Marilyn, Jerry and

family moved to Portland, Or egon for an additional year of residency. Their second daughter Jennifer was born in 1964 shortly before they moved to Caldwell to join Drs. Charles Kerrick, Jack Stecker and Don Price at the Family MedicalMarilynClinic.then became a dedicated wife, mother, grand mother and great grandmother and was always a willing enter tainer hosting many family and social activities. She loved to garden and tend her flowers, raspberries and grapes. Mari lyn was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and served in numerous other capacities. In 1972 Marilyn, along with several other Faith Lutheran members, was instru mental in promoting the shar ing of their facility with Trea sure Valley Christian Church, an arrangement which is now celebrating its 50th year. In the mid1980’s Marilyn began her community service in earnest serving on the Caldwell Parks and Recreation Committee, the City Planning and Zoning Com mittee and the Canyon County Planning and Zoning Commit tee. She eventually was elect ed to the Caldwell City Council, the first woman to ever serve in that capacity. She was hon ored by the Idaho Statesman as a Distinguished Citizen. In the late 1980s Marilyn served as the first president of the lo cal chapter of Church Women United, an ecumenical move ment concerned with peace and justice and eventually

1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Put the bacon in a heavy skil let and cook it in the oven until crispy. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, reserv ing the fat in the skillet. Reduce the oven temperate to 350 F and move the skillet to the stovetop.2.Toss the chicken wings in the olive oil, arrange them on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, or until crisp and cooked through.3.Add the onion to the bacon fat in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring oc casionally, until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Be careful han dling the skillet; it will still be hot from the oven.

You stand there, staring at the ultrasound pictures in your hands. No, you’re not pregnant and no, you’re not the father. One of your siblings has just made you an uncle. Without even asking for your permis sion to further populate this planet. Now, you’re faced with the question every uncle in his tory has been faced with: what kind of an uncle am I going to be? Because, like it or not, there are only three options: the fun uncle, the crazy uncle, and the boring uncle. And if you don’t choose for yourself, your niece or nephew will for you. There’s a small, maybe four year window to solidify your reputation as un cle number 1, 2, or 3. Your first choice may be to choose the “crazy uncle” title. After all, who doesn’t love their crazy uncle?


(which happened to be them when they fell). Just go with it. Put your phone down. Remove distractions. Give them your un divided attention. If you’re going to be the ultimate Funcle, you have to use your greatest asset of all: time. Every adult in their life seems too busy to play with them or read them stories. Time doesn’t fly as a kid. Five min utes to them is a lifetime! Also, be sure to stretch. I cannot emphasize this enough. Get in on the ground floor. By that, I mean actually get down on the floor and play with them. Tables are too tall, and it really isn’t fun to play a game with a grownup while they recline in their chair, half watching the football game. I remember ask ing grownups to play with me, and every time they got down on the ground, they made a funny grunting noise. I never understood it. I could hop onto a tile floor and land on my knee caps, but these giant humans could barely sit crisscross-ap ple-sauce without a host of un pleasant sounds coming from a variety of places. But now? I get it. My knees aren’t made of rub ber anymore, and my legs burn for days after every playdate with my niece.

Chicken Wings with Bacon Barbecue Sauce Makes 12 wings and plenty of leftover sauce 1 C. roughly chopped apple wood-smoked bacon 12 Lg. chicken wings 2 T. extra-virgin olive oil 1⁄4 C. diced yellow onion 1/4 C. dark brown sugar 1 C. New Albanian Bob’s Old 15-B Porter, or similar robust 1porterT.unsalted butter 2 C. veal or beef broth 1⁄2 C. Worcestershire sauce 1 T. puréed chipotle in adobo 1 t. dried oregano 1 t. dried thyme 1⁄4 t. garlic powder

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If you apply just a few of these rules, you’ll be on your way to becoming the coolest adult in their little lives. And when you see the look they give you, and feel the way they hug your neck and say “Fank you for playing with me!” You’ll know that it was all worth it. Just don’t skip leg day!

5. After the beer has reduced, add the broth to the skillet and reduce until the jam is thick, stirring occasionally and being careful not to burn it, 10 to 20 minutes.6.Add the Worcestershire, chipotle, oregano, thyme, and garlic powder to the skillet and stir to fully incorporate.

talking about being there for ev erything. Starting with the baby shower. Who cares if you’re the only dude there? Prove to the women in your family that you can change a diaper if need be. Just make sure you mess it up in a humorous way so that you’ll get an “E” for effort but will never be called off the bench to deal with whatever toxic waste that diaper is filled with. In my almost five years of experience, I have yet to change a diaper. I’ve been asked by my niece, but all the adults just laugh it off. “Remember when Kyle put the diaper on inside out on the doll? Classic.” Classic, sure. But also, devious. I’m risking everything by revealing my secrets. But if I can help just a few, unprepared men to rise up to the challenge and be involved in their niece/ nephew’s lives, then this will all be worth it.

7. Transfer the sauce and ba con to a blender, let cool for 8 to 10 minutes, and then purée un til smooth. Remove the chicken wings from the oven, place them in a large bowl, and pour in enough sauce to liberally coat the chicken. Serve immediately.

Note: This recipe yields a bit of extra sauce. Leftover sauce is great on burgers, with other grilled meats, or as a dip for bread. Or simply make a double batch of wings!

4. Add the brown sugar to the


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A common misconception is that you have to be rich to be the Funcle. This is not the case. I don’t have a penny to my name, and one of my nieces has told me that I am her “favorite boy.” The truth is children are excel lent judges of character. Have you ever watched an adult who normally doesn’t care for chil dren, try to win them over? It’s painful. Children can tell im mediately whether you are a phony, or the real deal. This is why I think they should be on juries, and confirmation hear ings. You can impress adults with your fancy words, and im pressive records, but will you sit on a hardwood floor with your niece and drink from an empty plastic teacup like you’re at a wine tasting? “I detect certain

skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it dissolves. Add the beer, scrap ing the bottom of the skillet with a spatula to loosen any brown bits. Stir in the butter and sim mer until the liquid is reduced by half, stirring occasionally.

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ous as it sounds. Sure, crazy uncles are good for the funny stories of how they got their first DUI, or how they almost married a Shania Twain impersonator, but when you take away the un cle part, all you’re left with is a man who makes Thanksgiving interesting, and weddings em barrassing. You can go with the “boring uncle” if you want. It re quires less questionable behav ior, no criminal record required, and the least amount of time spent with the young’uns. But if you’re reading this, chances are you want the coveted title of the “fun uncle” or “Funcle” as I like to call it. This title sounds much cooler than the counterpart of the fun aunt. No one wants to be called a “Faunt.” So how do you get to be the Funcle every one knows and loves? I’m gon

hints of Tupperware, with a nice acrylic finish.” What I’m trying to say, is that being the fun uncle takes time. Invest in the small est of moments. Be a complete fool. If the ground is lava, and your toe touches the carpet, you better scream in pain like you’re Anakin Skywalker in epi sode III. Never discipline. That’s the parents, and grandparents jobs. Children get told all the time what they can and cannot do. Make sure your niece/neph ew knows that they can pick their nose with one hand and scratch their butt with the other, and all you’ll tell them is, “Way to be ambidextrous!” But never teach them bad habits. Don’t teach them naughty words, or tell them to recite dirty jokes, because this isn’t about you. It’s about being the best darn Fun cle you can be for them. Make memories. Not ones that you remember, but ones that they remember. I couldn’t care less about feeding my cats then watching them eat every single kibble and bit. But just like how their parents make them clean their plate, your niece/nephew will want to make sure the kitties eat all of their food. And now, my niece can’t visit me without wanting to give the cats their nighttime feeding. Throw rocks into the mud. Play games with rules that change every 30 seconds. Don’t ques tion them, don’t challenge them. Sure, the first one to the end of the hallway was going to be the winner when you started, but they tripped, and you end ed up crossing the finish line first. So now, it is whoever got both hands on the ground first

No matter how difficult and unique you think your case is there is help that can develop hope. Hope generates what it takes for light to be allowed into the self. This light will not show itself by your own effort.

A sweaty ride, or any other activity that generates sweat, cleans out the PTSD muck. The study of the Bible aids me in pre venting the build up of muck.

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In the family of PTSD no one fights alone.

The library provides space for various organizations, including WICAP and the Department of Labor, to meet with our patrons at the library. We also use our Mobile Makerspace and our Outreach Van to bring library services out into the community so we can meet people where they are.

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West Valley Humane Society serves thousands of animals and continuously looks to pro vide support to network part ners and the rescue community. With an overabundance of cats and kittens in the shelter, West Valley Humane Society has a priority need for dry cat food of any type or any flavor. You can drop off all donations inside the first door of the main entrance.

It is also cowardly as it is the ultimate refusal to face and deal with personal trauma. Suicide removes the resolution that proper counseling can bring so

also been amazing watching community members give to the Community Pantry. It’s amazing how such a small project can have such a profound impact.”

Before I allowed myself into therapy, it did not occur to me that a self-generated fix quali fied as unobtainable. It had to come form the outside and be let inside. PTSD clouds thinking and reduces your souls ability to properly function. Choices are reduced to either wallow ing in the mental mud of PTSD or succumbing to the pressure because you cannot make it go away. My preference was to wallow in the mud. I could see no other way.

On the average we lose twen ty-three veterans a day to sui cide. Among veterans who carry PTSD around as part of their everyday baggage, those who do not get help fixing their think ing and rearranging the dam age done by the morale rupture that has occurred are walking around with the possibility that they will part of the twenty-three of tomorrow. Veterans tend to not be viewed as cowardly.

Other aids are a plant based diet, proper sleep hygiene, and surrounding yourself with peo ple who can help, not be toxic. There are even churches that can be toxic as they work from an astigmatic worldview.


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There are still times when I come unglued. I can now apolo gize and make amends. I even can recognize when I am about to unglue and take steps to gather myself to prevent need less interpersonal difficulties. One of those ways is when my wife, who should be paid better for putting up with me, tells me to go for a bike ride.


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At this time, they have plenty of dog food so let’s wrap some love around the cats and kit tens.In April, the Caldwell Pub lic Library introduced a Com munity Pantry, provided by the Idaho Community Foundation and the Caldwell Lions Club. The pantry offers food, clothing, and hygiene products for folks

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that life is once again worth liv ing. I do not understand why sui cide is a better alternative than getting the problem solved to a degree that allows joy back from the past and into the present.

Lacey Forst, Library Director also shared, “The Community Pantry is a resource that’s for the community and it’s sus tained by the community. It’s been heartwarming hearing how these resources have ben efited those in need, and it’s

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JustServe is designed as a community resource to help in dividuals, families and groups find opportunities to help those in need, extend compassion to strangers and improve the qual ity of life in our communities.

The way out had to be shown to me by someone who could function as an advocate. To bring back my mental vision I had to relearn how to think, have my blood chemistry adjusted

to take as needed. Donations may be made inside the library as well. “The Community Pan try has been steadily growing from its introduction and since working with JustServe, use has significantly increased with generous donations. Some of our most needed items are food items that are packaged to go and hygiene products,” shared Todd Cagwin, Adult Services Librarian.Thelibrary’s mission is to pro vide services and information that connect, enrich, and inspire our community. Halley West brook, Marketing Specialist not ed, “Our staff noticed that many of our patrons were visiting the library to seek out information about food, housing, and hy giene services in the commu nity. We are really happy to be able to provide some of those resources right here in our building. We are grateful to all of our community partners and the many generous donors who have helped make our Commu nity Pantry such a success.”

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Like these two community or ganizations and JustServe part ners, you have the opportunity to lend a hand, make a direct impact within your community, and put a smile on the faces of others. As we extend compas sion and lend a hand to organi zations in need, we generate a spirit of love and collaboration that transcends differences and unites us as children of God.

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late fall but you must not let the hole get to dry especially if irrigation is off and there’s no measurable rain fall. You must keep it moist until win ter has clearly set in. With the exception of pine trees. I see this time and time again and it’s where I get most of my firewood. Newly planted evergreens and even some older ones die all the time from very dry winters. The drier the winter the worse they are affected. Ever greens are just that, green. They are constantly losing moisture through their nee dles. Even more so when

windy. They need moisture year round especially in win ter time. So if it’s been awhile for substantial moisture to fall on the ground, then you need to run a hose out and flood the area around the evergreens about every ten days or so.

feast. Try breasting them out, put half of a pearl onion on the breast and wrap with bacon, skewer with a tooth pick. Put them on the grill or Traeger. Next day go shoot some more. Sep tember is a month for outdoor people. August’s oppressive heat will abate some as days grow shorter. Fishing gets better, upland bird season opens forest grouse season opens archery season is al ready underway, camping, hiking, whatever outdoor ac tivity you choose September is a great month to enjoy the outdoors.


I know things can happen out there. You can slip and slide down a rocky terrain and break a leg. There are also bears and wolves out there. There are so many scenarios where things can go wrong. Most of the time things go okay, but it is just that one time when things don’t go okay, you are alone and out of luck.

Prior to having this device, I had to rely on an app on my phone. My phone app only works when he is in a location that has phone. The new device locates a user via satellite. There are many different options for devices like this if you are interested.

I highly recommend getting one for your hunter if he/she hunts alone. It could be the thing that saves their life.

by Dave McCormick

Although September is the unofficial end of summer the month can still be hot, some years really hot. A decade or two ago by mid-August the overnight lows were drop ping into the mid to upper 50, according to weather data, by August 15 the time of this writing average low temp is 57 degrees. Forecasts by AccuWeather the lows will remain in the mid 60’s un til the first of September. I have fished the Snake River for fifty years. Those cooler nights and shorter days were always a percussor of an ag gressive bite. The amount of daylight diminishes at the same rate year after year but the cooler nights come later. In the eighties and nine ties, the Snake River’s best bass bite was mid-August to mid-September. During that timeframe any sport that fished with me would catch Bass guaranteed. Although I haven’t fished it as religiously as I did in the past the Fall

bite comes later. Will we ever break this persistent drought that plagues the west?

“hunter” was to buy him a device to take with him that he can use to let me know what his location is with co ordinates by simply pushing a button. There are several messages that he can send out including: “I’m okay,” “ I need help, but it is not ur gent,” “ SOS” and others. He can preset the messag es on his device prior to his hunt to suit his needs.

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My hunter now hunts alone. His buddies aged out or are unavailable and I can’t keep up with him. If you don’t have a hunting partner,

On a lighter note, I have been fishing Lake Lowell and having moderate suc cess catching both Bass and Channel Catfish, bass on pur pose and cats unintention ally but they are also fun and fight hard. So far, the lake being almost ten feet below full pool has not experienced the severe algae blooms that made the news on both CJ Strike and Brownlee Res ervoirs. Water quality has been good enough water ski ers and pleasure boaters are still enjoying our little Canyon County gem. September first falls on Thursday this year and marks the opening day of Dove season. Wing shoot ing these speedy little feath ered air foils is great sport and a box or two of shotgun shells full of fun. Morning dove limit is 15 birds per day

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by Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective

I was asked recently about when was the best time to plant? I said anytime the grounds not frozen. If the ground is frozen you can’t properly prepare the soil for the future of that plant. Oth erwise if you can dig a proper and big enough hole for that plant to stretch its legs so to speak and provide the nec essary nutrients and care for the time being. 365 a days a year is possible to plant. My grandfather’s philosophy was, dig a $20 hole for a $5 plant. There is a more ideal time to plant which is early spring or fall. You can plant

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don’t give them any. Start a compost pile for leaves and other green waste for good rich organic matter next spring. When all your gar den is done, work the soil so that it’s almost ready for spring planting. When prun ing roses or other plants it’s best to just clean them up for shape or safety. This will protect the roots from being damaged by a harsh winter. Old sheets elevated over tomatoes with an incandes cent lightbulb under over night will ward off early and mild frost and extend your growing season. Do some

Now as we approach the beauty of fall and the cooling down of summer, it’s time to start winterizing, well, every thing. Quick tips. Start lower ing your mowing height. It’s not good for grass to be tall in winter. Clean up excess debris around garden beds. Bugs need shelter to survive

you have big roots in your yard making it hard to mow, a good trick working sand in around the roots leveling the area. Grass will grow right through the sand but the sand won’t suffocate the tree roots. Un til next time, Pat.

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The City of Caldwell has an opening for a Mainte nance Worker or a Senior Maintenance Worker at the Streets Department. Individual performs manual labor and operates a variety of equipment to construct, repair and maintain the City’s streets, curbs, sidewalks and drainage systems; per forms related work as required. Possession of a current and valid driver’s license. Ability to obtain a Class A CDL issued by the State of Idaho within 90 days of employment. Provide a current driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Must live within a 15 minute after hour’s on-call and residency service response area. or visit the City of Caldwell Office.

Small bales, alfalfa/grass mix and grass hay available now. Call Dan Sevy at 249-1064.

Meadow View is a beau tiful home-like com munity offering Inde pendent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care to residents in Em mett. We are currently looking to hire Amazing Caregivers and Medica tion Techs to join our already wonderful care team! Call to learn more about our sign on bonus! Call 208-366-5716.

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