October 2016 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho

Edition Twenty-Three


Compassion Caldwell Serves Community

Veterans Honored on 9/11

First Responders Greet Community

Grace Lutheran Spreads Love

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Mayor Garret Nancolas - A Champion for Children!

What an amazing message of support and show of admiration our community gave to our mayor, Garret Nancola,s during the Idaho Voices for Children luncheon on September 7th that honored him as their “Children’s Champion” for 2016. Caldwell showed up in full force with members from the Caldwell Police Department, Simplots, C of I, Caldwell’s Treasure Valley YMCA, Destination Caldwell, Crookham Company, WVMC, Caldwell School District, the Chamber, the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council and a multitude of other Caldwellites. Jim Everett told the group, “We are here to honor an amazing guy! He is the most ‘can-do’ positive energetic guy I know! Anything he can get done for kids and families, he does!” Skip Oppenheimer followed that up with, “Garret is Skip Oppenheimer (a past recipient of the “Children’s Champion” the example of what a public servant is all about. He does award) claps furiously as Bev Harad (last year’s champion) and everything from his heart and for all the right reasons. He Jim Everett (a past champion) secured the “Champion” belt on was the first one in our state to develop a Mayor’s Youth our mayor, Garret Nancolas, while Lawrence Wadsen (another Advisory Council which is now a model for other cities to past champion) checks it out from behind! follow. He has an extraordinary way of bringing people together for the benefit of children.” when a child enters first grade to encourage them to go on Under his tenure, a master plan for youth was to a higher education upon graduation from high school. developed, which not only included the Mayor’s Youth City employees are given time and encouraged to mentor Advisory Council, but also a Caldwell Saves 1st plan children in our schools. The plan also addresses childhood which is a financial savings plan for families that begins obesity. Oppenheimer said, “Garret understands that we

4th Annual Caldwell Youth Forum promotes Leadership

story & photo by Leora Summers, Editor

need to start with the youth to improve our future. He is the perfect choice. He is a role model to inspire us to make opportunities for kids.” Mayor Nancolas graciously accepted their kind words and emotionally thanked his parents (deceased) for teaching him the value of families and how to work to make them feel important. Of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, he thanked them for sharing their time and talents with him and told them that they are not just the leaders of tomorrow, but also the leaders of today. He told the group, “When I grow up, I want to be just like Jim Everett, Skip Oppenheimer, and Lawrence Wadsen. They are bridge builders and models of selflessness. Together we can build those bridges one brick at a time to make children’s lives better, one life at a time.” Garret Nancolas has been our mayor since 1997 and we are proud of him and his work with the children and families of our community. He has now been recognized by the best in our state as a champion for children. Congratulations Mr. Mayor! Well done! Idaho Voices for Children is an organization that looks at policies to improve the lives of children. The organization works with issues that involve healthcare, education, judicial and others with legislators that involve and are important for all children.

by Leora Summers, Editor

Mayor Garret Nancolas received the Voices of Children’s Champion Award this past month and among his accomplishments mentioned was our city’s development of a Youth Master Plan under his tenure. He recognized the value of investing in our youth not only as the leaders of tomorrow, but also the leaders of today. According to city clerk Debbie Geyer, the Caldwell Youth Master Plan was adopted in 2011, associated with the mayor’s vision for youth, to provide a framework to enhance the life and safety of Caldwell’s youth and children. The Plan outlined 12 strategic initiatives in six categories: Education and Workforce Readiness Out-ofSchool Time Safety Communication & Relationships Community Involvement Health & Wellness. Through the city’s adoption of the Youth Master Plan in November 2011 by the Caldwell City Council, a Youth Master Plan Committee with Debbie Geyer as chairperson, was formed in 2012 to begin the process of meeting its goals and objectives. The Youth Master Plan Committee began discussions on the various ways they could assist youth in having a voice, and thereby make a difference in their environment. It was determined that a “subcommittee” should be put in place to organize the annual Youth Forum to help bring pertinent issues to the forefront. Ron Bonneau of The College of Idaho was asked to chair that subcommittee. The Caldwell Youth Master Plan Committee held the 4th Annual Caldwell Youth Forum on September 14, 2016, at the College of Idaho with this year’s theme being “It’s On Us.” This theme was the steering focus to promote brainstorming among the students for student-led activities and events that can occur throughout the school year to help take the messages they received during the Forum back to their school campuses. Sixty-five freshman, sophomore, and junior students from five local high schools in the Caldwell area were selected by school administration to attend this forum, where they were provided training on how they can make positive changes in their own worlds. The Forum, through team building exercises, helped them discover “ways and means” to make this happen, giving them the courage, confidence and tools to help them work with their peers to create change where they see needs within their own schools. Angie Point (Caldwell Deputy City Clerk) said “Students were enthusiastic, excited, and passionate about being a part of improving their school culture. The fact that the event was held on a college campus created a feeling of awe in some students, helping them to think more about their own plans after high school. And, of course, lunch at the Simplot Dining Hall was one of the highlights of the day. Probably something to do with ‘all you care to eat.’ This year’s Forum did the best job of giving students tools to make needed changes in their world; to step out of their comfort zones and take responsibility to find the positive solutions that keep themselves and those around them safe.” The Forum has been possible because of the strong partnerships between The College of Idaho, Caldwell School District, Vallivue School District, Gem State Academy, and COSSA and due to sponsorships and donations received from various businesses and community agencies.

by Angie Point


CC Jail Expansion Special Use Permit Decision To Uphold or Not?

by Leora Summers, Editor

Some of you will be watching Monday Night Football on October 3rd at 7 p.m., but I will be attending the Caldwell City Council Meeting at the Caldwell Police Department to watch our city government in action. The council will be deciding on the very important issue of whether or not to overturn the denial by Planning & Zoning’s for the SUP (Special Use Permit) to move forward with the proposed plan for the Canyon County Jail Expansion. The SUP was denied in a 3 to 1 vote during the August 9th meeting with the lone support of P & Z Commissioner Dana Vance. County Commissioners Steve Rule and Craig Hansen have been moving forward minus the support of Commissioner Tom Dale with the plan. In January, Pam White will replace Commissioner Craig Hansen and the support for the project will be withdrawn as both she and Commissioner Tom Dale will be the majority vote. They do not support the expansion plan due to cost and feasibility for future expansion needs and neighborhood issues. So, if you are interested in what is really going on and how the county will be spending our tax dollars, attend this very important meeting to find out firsthand how our city government works or doesn’t work depending on your opinion.

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October 6 Foot Clinic, Caldwell Senior Center, 866-3907. 10 AM-2 PM: Caldwell Veterans Council Celebration BBQ. Proceeds go to benefit Renovation Project, public invited. 1101 Cleveland Blvd. 3:30 PM: Teen Makers, Library. 5:30-7:30 PM: Canyon County Republicans Open House, 2701 Cleveland Blvd. 6 PM: Cub Scout Meeting, 1st -5th graders. St. Marys Rec Hall, 603 Everett St. 7-8 PM: 2016 Night of History PreLibrary 459-3242 sentation, Caldwell Train Depot. Closed Oct. 10th for Columbus Day October 7 Mon: 10:30 AM Baby N’ Me Last Day of Pioneer District water. Storytime No School-Vallivue School District. Mon: 4:30 PM Minecrafternnoon Blood Pressure Clinic, Caldwell Tues (ex. 10/25): 10:30 AM Toddler Senior Center, 459-0132. Storytime 7:15 PM: Night at the Museum, ColWed: 10:30 AM Preschool Storytime lege of Idaho, Boone Science Hall, Thurs: 4 PM Read to a Therapy Dog Rm. 103, Free Fri (ex. 10/28): 10 AM Tai Chi Game Time: Bronco Football, Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. Fit and Fall Class 880-9855 October 8 Every Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30-10:30 9-4:30 PM: The 7 Principals to MakAM Caldwell Free Methodist Church, ing A Marriage Work, Lifeways.org, 3320 S. Montana. 454-2766. 11 AM: Every Child Can Read, College of Idaho Classes Caldwell Library. For a full list of community classes 1 PM: Yote Football vs. Carroll. available go to www.cofiFUN.com, 2 PM: Sat. Afternoon Movie: Captain 459-5188. America: Civil War (rated PG-13). 5-9 PM: Walk4Hope, AAFVhope.org, TVCC, 205 S. 6th Ave. October 1 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings at Orphan An9 AM-4:30 PM: The 7 Principals to nies, 801 Everett St. Making A Marriage Work, Lifeways. October 9 org, 454-2766. 11 AM: Every Child Can Read, Library. Teen Read Week: READ FOR THE FUN OF IT (Oct. 9-15). 2 PM: Hazmat Team Presentation, 6:30 PM: Fire Safety Class, Caldwell Caldwell Library. Library. Caldwell Fire Department 8 PM: Midnight Divide and Payette will present on fire safety practices Brewing Co. Takeover, Birdstop. and keep your family safe. October 3 October 10-Columbus Day 6 PM: All Ages Crochet, Library. 7-8:30 PM: Caldwell School District 7 PM: Caldwell City Council MeetBoard Meeting. ing, Appeal to repeal Jail Expansion October 11 Denial by Planning & Zoning for its 11:15 AM-1:00 PM: Noonbreak Special Use Permit and other items, sponsored by Crookham, AgribusiCaldwell Police Department, 110 S. ness lunch, farm family of the year. 5th Ave, Community Room 2 PM: Homeschool Bookclub, Library. October 4 4:30 PM: Tween Gaming, Library. 4:30 PM: Teen Gaming, Library. 6-8:30 PM: Vallivue School District October 5 board of trustees meeting. 6:30-8 PM: Caldwell Public Library 7-8:30 PM: Adult Coloring, Library. Open House.

Calendar of Events October 11 (continued...) 7 PM: URA Meeting, CPD Comm. Rm. October 12 4:30 PM: Afterschool Crafts, Library. 5:30 PM-Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club: Dinner, 6 PM-Meeting, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S. 21st Ave., Ray (208) 697-1357 7 PM: Adult Makers, Library. October 13 CALDWELL School District End of first quarter. 2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read, Caldwell Library. 3:30 PM: Teen Read Week Pizza Party, Caldwell Library. 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours, Prestige Assisted Living at Autumn Winds, 200 W. Beech St. 7 PM: SIBA presents “Okefenokee, The Great Black Water Swamp,” at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). Public Invited. October 14 1 PM: Molly and the Mineshaft Special Needs Concert, Langroise Recital Hall, Caldwell Fine Arts, www. caldwellfinearts.org, 459-5275. 7 PM: JW Teller, performing Birdstop. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. October 15 11 AM: Dutch Bros. BLUE REBEL JAM SKATEBOARD CONTEST, Caldwell Plaza (Pipedream Park), 4700 Skyway Dr., signups 10 a.m. 11 AM: Fun with Math & Science, Caldwell Library. 11 AM-6 PM: Idaho Latino Expo 2016, Hispanic Cultural Center, 315 Stampede Dr., Nampa. 12-6 PM: L & L Glassworks Open House, 16178 Homedale Rd. 2 PM: Pokemon Club, Library. 7 PM: Molly and the Mineshaft, Jewett, Caldwell Fine Arts, www. caldwellfinearts.org, 459-5275. October 16 12-6 PM: L & L Glassworks Open House, 16178 Homedale Rd. October 17-Boss’s Day 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room. October 18 Foot Clinic, Senior Center, 866-3907. 4:30 PM: Teen Gaming, Library.

October 2016 October 18 (continued...) 7 PM: Canyon County Republican Central Committee Meeting, Administrative Building, 111 N. 11th Ave., 459-6116. October 19 4:30 PM: Jr. Makers, Library. 7 PM: CPL Writers’ Club, Library. October 20 “55 ALIVE”, Caldwell Senior Center, 459-0132. Caldwell School District, Early Release, Parent Teacher Conferences. 3:30 PM: Teen Science Cafe, Caldwell Library. 7 PM: Sci-Fi Book Club, Library. 7 PM: Fall Film Series: Pretty in Pink, Caldwell Library. October 21 NO School Caldwell School District.

October 21 (continued...) Blood Pressure Clinic, Caldwell Senior Center, 459-0132. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings at Orphan Annies, 801 Everett St. October 22 10 AM-3 PM: Fall Bazaar, Caldwell Senior Center, 1009 Everett St. 2 PM: Multi-Sensory Storytime, Library. 1 PM: Yote Football vs. Southern Oregon, C of I. 7 PM: Twisted Fairy Tales: Halloween in the Graveyard, Canyon Hill Cemetary (Caldwell Library event). October 24 7 PM: Pop Culture Club, Library. October 25 10:30 AM: Happy Birthday Muppet Show, Caldwell Library. Continued on Page 4

OCTOBER EVENTS October 1............10 AM: Ribbon Cutting–Dog Park October 3............12 PM: Transportation Committee Meeting, Stewarts Bar & Grill. October 4............11:30 AM: Ambassadors Meeting, Janitzios. October 5............1 PM: AgriBusiness Meeting. October 10..........CHAMBER OFFICE CLOSED FOR COLUMBUS DAY! October 11..........11:15 AM: Noon Break Lunch, The College of Idaho, Simplot Dining Hall. October 13..........11:30 AM: Treasure Valley Night Light Parade Committee, Caldwell Chamber Office. 4:30 PM: Business After Hours, Prestige Assisted Living at Autumn Wind. October 14..........8:30 AM: Travel and Tourism, Caldwell Chamber Office. October 18..........9 AM: Mega Marketing, Best Western Hotel, Caldwell. October 20..........12 PM: Government Affairs, Golden Dragon Restaurant. October 22..........1 PM: Ribbon Cutting– Williamson Orchards and Vineyards. October 26..........8:30 AM: Coffee Connect– Idaho Independent Bank. October 27..........7:45 AM: Leadership Caldwell.

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October 2016


It’s our most spooktacular


by Ted Brumet, Public Safety and Prevention Specialist

When I originally started to write this column, I thought I would take the opportunity to spread the word of the many events coming up. My original intent was to share the alternatives to taking your kids trick-or-treating. These options included, but are not limited to, scary houses, trunk or treats, or even hosting or attending a Halloween party. But, as I started to reflect this morning about my own childhood, I remembered some of the joys of actually going door- to- door. This month I will try not to throw out statistics or try to point out the possible hazards with trick- or- treating. As a parent, I am too familiar with all of the possible dangers. Just like most of you, I have heard or read some of the stories of what could happen. So instead, I will be sharing some information I found while researching for this article. This month I will be sharing an acronym I found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). S – Swords and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. A – Avoid trick or treating alone. F – Fasten reflective tape to costumes on visible locations for drivers to see. E – Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering. H – Hold a flashlight while trick- or- treating. A – Always test the make-up on a small area first. L – Look both ways. L – Lower risk for eye injury by not wearing decorative contacts. O – Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road, facing oncoming traffic. W – Wear well fitting costumes and masks. E – Eat only factory wrapped treats. E – Enter homes only if you are with a trusted adult, and avoid rides from strangers. N – Never walk near an open fire source. Although these might not address all of the hazards, this acronym can help reduce them. For more information visit the websites of the CDC, and the National Safety Council. Have a safe and happy Halloween. This color contest is brought to your families by:

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October 2016

Compassion Caldwell Serves Community

Compassion Caldwell opened its doors 3 years ago for the first time and is organized by the group, Love Caldwell. Healthcare volunteers donated their time to do medical, dental, vision, and hearing screenings. Haircuts were even offered. About 350 volunteers participated this year to make this event possible. Diabetes checks, flu shots and other services were also available. Of the volunteer group, John McGee (head of the planning committee) said, “What a wonderful blessing to the community. Thanks for all that you did!” September 10th was a wonderful day for the people needing hearing and visual assessments and especially for the people with medical and dental needs who haven’t had the means or bravery to take care of them earlier. For one such lady, Barbara Heuer, it had been 20 years since she had seen a dentist. She was the one in her family that made sure everyone else was taken care of to the neglect of herself and now it was her turn. She was having a lot of pain. She showed up for the free dental clinic at 6:30 a.m. to be sure to get her spot to be seen in the “first come, first serve” waiting line that gathered outside the doors of Canyon Springs High School. Compassion Clinic’s doors opened at 8 a.m. Brenda Upchurch arrived for her spot in the line at 4 a.m. She had been a volunteer last year, having learned about the event through her church. She helped in the kitchen with the other ladies from her church. She liked the “compassion” concept of the event and wanted to be a part of it. She hadn’t been to the dentist in 10 years herself. After having a filling fall out last year and then her having that tooth break, she decided she better give in and get it taken care of this year. So when she came to volunteer in the kitchen this time, she took her number to sit in line to wait for some dental services. She said the

Volunteer Susan Miller sitting with Barbara Heuer and Brenda Upchurch as they wait to see the dentist.

reason that she hadn’t been to the dentist earlier was because she didn’t like shots! Ha! The dental clinic alone served 125 guests with 12 participating dentists, 11 hygienists, 25 assistants and receptionists, and 18 students and general volunteers. Among services received were: 48 restorations, 50 extractions, 4 root canal treatment with restorative buildups and 41 cleanings. There were 3 referrals for more extensive oral surgery to be done by Dr. Massoth and 21 referrals for continuing dental treatments were sent to Terry Reilly or Carrington College. Of the dental clinic, volunteer Lorene Oates (who headed up the registration and connections) said, “Fantastic! Your team was amazing. So many people stopped at the outside registration tables when they were leaving to tell us what was done in dental. They were often in tears of appreciation. It is difficult to measure how these changes will change the rest of their lives, but this was certainly a wonderful start.”

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The goal of the D.O.V.E. (Director of Volunteer Excellence) awards, sponsored by the Southwest Idaho Directors of Volunteer Services (SWIDOVS) is to recognize annually volunteer administrators for their outstanding contributions to the profession and to their colleagues, and for their promotion of quality volunteer experiences in Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley,

and Washington counties in Idaho. Annually, two of these volunteer managers are recognized with the Director of Volunteer Excellence (D.O.V.E.) awards at the celebration of International Volunteer Managers Day at the Idaho State Capitol on November 3, 2016. People, universally, recognize the contribution of volunteers – in sport, health, emergency services,

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Calendar continued from page 4

October 25 (continued...) 1 PM: AARP Meeting, Caldwell Senior Center, 1009 Everett Street, Joannie: 454-1753. 4:30 PM: Tween Gaming, Library. 6:30 PM: Ask the Chiefs, Library. October 26 8-930 AM: Coffee Connect, Idaho Independent Bank, 620 S. Kimball Ave. 10 AM-5 PM: Caldwell Food Service Annual Fall Pan Sale, 2716 S. Montana Ave., behind Syringa Middle School in food service hallway. 4:30 PM: After School Crafts, Library. October 27 3:30 PM: Teen Makers, Library.

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faith communities, through environmental causes, and in just about every aspect of service delivery in all walks of life. However, volunteering does not succeed in a vacuum. Behind this army of volunteers lies an equally dedicated group of individuals and agencies who are responsible for the coordination, training, support, and recruitment of Idaho’s volunteers – skilled professionals who are adept at taking a singular passion and turning it into effective action. In Idaho, there are thousands of volunteer program managers and direct coordinators of onthe-ground volunteers who work behind the scenes every day to assist Idaho’s nonprofit, for profit, local, state and government organizations in achieving their missions. If you are a volunteer or staff member and have a hard working volunteer manager in your agency, now is the time to let them know how much you appreciate their work. Or, if you are that hard working volunteer manager and would like to let people know about your program, self-nomination is encouraged. Submission Deadline, October 15, 2016. For more information on submitting a nomination, please see the Southwest Idaho Directors of Volunteer Services (SWIDOVS). Website: www.swidovs.org

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October 2016


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Indian Creek Plaza Design Approved

by Leora Summers, Editor

Indian Creek Plaza design for winter! GGLO design rendering

The concept design plan for the upcoming Indian Creek Plaza was presented and unanimously approved during the September 19th Caldwell City Council meeting. The design accommodates activities for both winter and summer. During the winter, the ice skating rink with its unique ribbon-style design, one of the five in our nation, will draw our community members and families downtown for good old-fashioned fun, something we have been missing for a long time. There will be warming huts around the area to help folks enjoy their outdoor experience during the cold season. During the summer, there will be a splash area (incorporated into the ice skating ribbon) for the kids, a central stage for concerts and activities and room for outdoor dining along the outer perimeter. This plaza will be a venue where year-round activities will provide a reason and a place for our community to gather, bringing life and business back into our own downtown.

October 2016

Indian Creek Festival

Advanced Auto Parts (3rd from left) won first place for the second year in a row. Their sturdy boat was piloted by Jessica Farnham of Meridian. They kept their winning design and it paid off!

by Leora Summers, Editor

“The Tank” piloted by VHS engineering student Derek McClinton took 2nd place in the kayak race. He and his group worked about 2 weeks on the design and construction of their winning kayak.

Ridgeview High School’s engineering class kayak took 3rd place which was piloted by Garrett Harmer and Ryan Phillips. Ridgeview is Vallivue’s newest high school, just opening this year.

A bystander rushed into the waters to help free the kayaker who was pinned beneath the wings of the metal heron sculpture in the middle of the creek after his kayak got hung up on the bird.

One of the most favorite parts of our Indian Creek Festival is watching the kayak race down the creek. People line the creek and enjoy watching the maneuvering and the crashing and sinking of the contestants as they race down the short stretch of water to the finish line. Businesses, high school engineering classes and individuals take on the challenge of building their kayaks, using only cardboard, duct tape and latex paint. What a great team builder it is for these groups and friends of individuals as they plan, build and then watch the fruits of their labor during the race to see

how it all “shakes out.” This race is not for sissies! There is a rush of adrenaline as they go over the rapids and around obstacles. One young kayaker became wedged under the metal art crane’s wings just below the bridge. A young man watching from the bank became his local hero as he rushed into the creek, and with great effort against the current, freed the stuck racer (to his great relief). The racer was lucky to be wearing his lifejacket which protected him from the sharp metal feathers on the wings of the sculpture.

Indian Creek Festival Car Cruise

Indian Creek Plaza design for summer! GGLO design rendering

14 years Experience!


Ralph & Cheri Corn, stand next to their Chevrolet/Chevy II during the Indian Creek Festival Car Cruise. Ralph was one of the lucky guys who found a girl who shared in his love of muscle cars. It all started back in 1969 when Ralph bought his first Chevy II. It was green and very similar to this one. He had to sell it to buy a 1972 Chevy pickup which he still owns. In 1990 he decided to buy a basket case, sight unseen, because it was an original V/8 4-speed car. Five years of saving and scrounging parts they spend the next five years building this car, that they love. It has a 350 engine, 5 speed and a narrowed rear end to personalize it. Ralph says, “Special moments for us is anytime we can go for a drive.” They thank Caldwell for such a fun cruise.

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Idaho Latino Expo 2016 – Family Fun For All!

by Leora Summers, Editor

Looking for some Latino cultural fun? The Idaho Latino Expo 2016 will be held on Saturday, October 15th at the Hispanic Cultural Center (315 Stampede Dr., Nampa) from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. It is a free and fun family event with food, artisans, dancing and live music. Demonstrations for making tamales and tortillas and piñatas will be presented and so much more. There will also be a salsa making contest. Applications for the contest can be picked up at Jalapenos in Nampa or at radio station 5660 E. Franklin Rd, Ste. 305, in Nampa. This will be a fun day for the whole family!

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October 2016


50 Veterans thanked at Idaho Veterans Garden

The event began with the playing of “Taps” and 50 veterans from past wars as far back as WWII were individually recognized and thanked for their service. American Legion Post Commander Phil Hawkins told the attendees, “They left home and did what no one else would do, so we could stay home and do what we want to do. We owe them a debt.” The 500th veteran in our state was honored during this event. This annual event just happened to fall on Patriot’s Day this year. Veteran Dan Pugmire thanked and recognized the sacrifice made by the Gold Star families, those who stayed home and supported their families while their loved ones served our county. He presented two volunteers, Flora Culver and Dave Garboni, with “Volunteer of the Year” certificates for donating their time and service to the Idaho Veterans Garden throughout this past year. Dave Challe, a U.S. Army Veteran and spokesperson for the Boise Valley POW/MIA Corporation, presented “Service to America Certificates of Appreciation” to the attending veterans for their outstanding service and for protecting our freedom. Special certificates of appreciation signed by American Legion Post Commander Phil Hawkins were also presented to WWII Veterans (one was 94 years

CVC Celebration Slated–Public Invited

The Caldwell Veterans Council will host a celebration for its receipt of a $10,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation at the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall (CVMH) on October 6th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 P.M. The general public is invited to attend. Proceeds from a BBQ lunch at noon on the CVMH patio will also benefit the renovation project. In addition to the grant funds, which will be spent on construction materials, The Home Depot will also provide about 30-40 local volunteers to help install thermal insulation at the hall on October

story and photos by Leora Summers, Editor

old). These honored veterans had served in branches of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, and the U.S. Air Force. Veterans honored on this day were: Albert Post (Army), Jim Bingman (Guard/Army), Gabe Urcaregui (Army), Bing Bingham (Army), Marrion Johnson (Marines), Robert Nicholes (Airforce), Barnie Cook (Navy/Army), Richard Buttars (Army), Glen Murphy (Army), Bill Dickey (Air Force), David Lamb (Air Force), Dorel Gipe (Army), Rex K Pugmire (Navy/Air Force), Dale Rob Nett (Navy), Keith Shoff (Air Force), Butch Olson (Navy), Jacob Tucker (Marine), Rick Williams (Navy), Art Solis (Marine), Dale “Floyd” Johnston (Army), Leroy Web (Army), Marvin Meacham (Army), Allen Weeks (Army), George Mowry (Army), Wilber Harold Snow (Army), Vera Kelley (Navy), Lee Tackman (Airforce/Army), Odean McCrory (Air Force), Arland Williams (Navy), Edward Hinds (Air Force), Dennis Woodbridge (Air Force), Joseph Shutter (Army), James Self (Army), Lavard Wedgeworth (Navy), Kwen L. Smith (Navy), Leon Sheffield (Army), Ken Batt (Army), Allan Titsworth (Air Force), Richard D. Jensen (Navy) and Robert Edward Ruth (Air Force).

6th. This local volunteer project is part of The Home Depot’s annual Celebration of Service campaign, a nationwide effort led by Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, to give back to Veterans between September 1 and Veterans Day. In addition to Team Depot’s efforts, The Home Depot Foundation is pledging to grow its commitment to Veteran-related causes to a quarter of a billion dollars by 2020. The project to renovate Caldwell’s old Carnegie Library into the new Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall began in

by Holly Cook, CVC

July 2014. To date, 34,231 hours have been worked to renovate the CVMH. The facility will facilitate services for over 20,000 Veterans and their families across the west end of the Treasure Valley. The CVMH will house offices for Veteran service providers, a community room with 27 computer stations, a commercial-grade kitchen, a dining room seating 54 people and a large meeting room seating 150 people. It will also be fully ADA compliant. The crew is currently working on preparation for the installation of an elevator to better serve disabled Veterans.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

by Leora Summers, Editor

photo by Leora Summers

On September 14th, a group from SPAN (Suicide Prevention Action Network), Region 3, met down at the Caldwell Farmers Market to receive our city’s proclamation of Suicide Prevention Awareness Week by councilwoman Shannon Ozuna standing in for Mayor Garret Nancolas. This declaration brings to our attention that suicide is a serious public health problem that claims the lives of too many Idahoans and touches countless others. It is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-34. Idaho is consistently among the states with the highest suicide rate. Suicide attempts result in over $36 million in costs L to R: Marilee Kohtz (volunteer), Melisa Blackwell (SPAN annually. Communitywide efforts are being Region 3 co-chair), Cynthia Mauzerall (SPAN Region 3 co-chair), developed to reduce suicide deaths and raise Joy Husmann (Intermountain Hospital Community Liason), awareness of mental health resources and Susan Miller (City of Caldwell), Shannon Ozuna (Caldwell City Councilwoman) gathered together to present the proclamation. available support services. This declaration was followed with a memorial walk by volunteers and community members to help raise awareness of this serious issue that affects many. One in ten teens have a serious plan on how to end their life. Most people who are serious about suicide don’t really want to end their life, they are without hope and see no other option. Some of the signs to watch for are: hearing someone talk about wanting to kill themselves, making a plan on how to kill themselves like buying a gun or working on other means to that end, withdrawing from friends, talking about feeling hopeless, trapped or being a burden for others, unusual bursts of anger, giving away prized possessions, increasing use of alcohol or drugs, visiting and calling people to say goodbye and other behaviors out of the ordinary. Many times after showing these signs, the person may appear to be suddenly happy because they have made the decision and are relieved that they have done so. Everyday connections may help deter someone simply by being there for them. Never assume that someone else will do it. You can reach out to them by making a call or sending them a text, meeting up with them for a cup of coffee or for a walk together or just simply stopping for a chat at the store. A little kindness goes a long ways, but you need to be aware that this is a very serious situation. If you have these symptoms and experience some of these feelings or know someone else who does that you are concerned about, seek help with a mental health professional or call the Suicide Hotline at: 1-800TALK (8255).



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Caldwell’s first responders-- Caldwell Police, Caldwell Fire, Canyon County Paramedics and Canyon County Dispatch gathered in front of the Caldwell Police Department building on September 11th to observe a moment in silence together in remembrance of the victims of the tragedy of 9/11 where first responders risked their lives with some losing them during the terrorist attack when an airplane crashed into the Twin Towers 15 years ago causing massive destruction and loss of life. This was an event that changed our war on terrorism forever. Today there are kids in high schools that were not yet born during that time in our history and have no connection to that event and what it meant to our nation as a whole. They are now being taught that this day in history has been designated as “Patriot Day,” a day of remembrance of those 3,000 plus men, women, and children who lost their lives in 2001 on September 11th during that terrorist attack. This day is now observed annually as a “National Day of Service and Remembrance.”

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Idaho Veterans Garden donates harvest Joe (left) of Oasis Food Bank accepts a produce donation from Darnell Sitton (right) of the Idaho Veterans Garden. These veggies were grown in the Garden!

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This is my sister, Linda Poirier, from Caldwell starting her journey of the 500 mile walk of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. She began her journey on Saturday, September, 3rd, by flying to Madrid and then began the pilgrimage in St. Jean Pied-dePort, France. She will be gone for 6 weeks and end up in Galicia, Spain at the shrine of St. James the Great. She turned 60 this year and wanted to do something magnificent!

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A Moment of Silence by Caldwell’s First Responders

Katie’s Quilt

by Shellye Wilson, YMCA

Check out the beautiful quilt that Katie made and donated to the Caldwell Y! Katie Young has been volunteering at the Caldwell Family YMCA in the Child Watch (childcare program for patrons) program for over three years. When Katie noticed that the quilt in Child Watch was becoming worn and tattered, Katie made a new one! Katie said that she and her mother sewed this quilt with “Grandma’s help.” “It is a really thoughtful gift,” said Josh Williamson, Youth Director at the Caldwell Y. It is currently displayed on the wall in the Child Watch center where Katie volunteers. If you want a closer look at Katie’s beautiful quilt which is proudly displayed on the wall in Child Watch, go down and take a look. Katie said, “It took quite a while to make!” And the Y is sure glad she took the time.

photo by Shellye Wilson

She turned 60 in a magnificent way!

October 2016

Carbon Monoxide: The Invisible Killer by Stephen Blados, Canyon County Paramedics

Well folks, autumn is upon us. Harvest season is in full swing, kids will be out Trick-or-Treating, and cooler temperatures are in the air. People are battening down the hatches and closing up their windows to fight the chill. Weren’t we just remarking how hot it was outside just a few weeks back? With closed windows and furnaces firing up, comes an increased risk of exposure to carbon monoxide gas, often referred to as the “invisible killer.” This colorless and odorless gas is created when a fuel is burned incompletely. That fuel could be wood, natural gas, propane, oil or coal. As with anything, prevention

of carbon monoxide buildup in the home is the key. Here are some steps you can take to avoid any issues. Never leave a vehicle running inside a garage (especially an attached garage), even if the garage door is open. Have a qualified heating and cooling professional inspect your furnace regularly and change your furnace filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Keep all vents (dryer, furnace, stove, fireplace, etc.) clear of obstruction. And most of all, install a carbon monoxide detector in your home! A carbon monoxide detector is a device that may just save your life. Install the carbon monoxide detector in a central location of the home, on each level, preferably outside the bedroom areas. Test the alarm once a month and make sure that the batteries are not low. I know the alarm in my home chirps repeatedly when batteries need to be replaced. If the alarm goes off, go outside immediately and call your local fire department. They all have detectors

that can determine if there is an unsafe level of carbon monoxide in your home. If however, you feel like you or someone else in your home is suffering from a carbon monoxide poisoning, call 911 immediately. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are progressive, and high levels of exposure can lead to death. Symptoms include headache, nausea and dizziness. If someone with these symptoms does not seek fresh air outside, they will become unconscious and need immediate emergency intervention! From all of us at Canyon County Paramedics, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable autumn. And remember, if you need us, we are just a phone call away! Steve Blados is the Division Chief of Training with Canyon County Paramedics. He may be reached for questions or comments at sblados@ ccparamedics.com.

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October 2016

Our Community

Community Heroes share fun with community!

photos by Leora Summers

by Leora Summers, Editor

Vehicles were lined up from Caldwell, Nampa, Middleton and Wilder.

The climbing wall was a favorite event assisted by the U.S. Army National Guard.

The children got to see the big firetrucks and received their honorary firemen hats.

Even the youngest had a chance to sit on the big cycle!

As if the Indian Creek Festival wasn’t enough on September 17th, the area’s first responders held a “Meet & Greet” right outside of Caldwell High School complete with food, a flash dance demonstration, K-9 police dog demonstrations, a climbing wall and other fun activities for our community to get a chance to interact with them. Officers from the Caldwell Police Department, firemen with their engines from Middleton, Wilder, Caldwell, Parma, and Nampa, Canyon County Paramedics, Canyon County police officers and probation officers, Idaho National Guard and the U.S. Army National Guard were there to greet the public. Nampa even brought over a huge “SWAT” mobile. This was a great community event that gave our community and kids a chance to see how our first responders are here to help us and to show us that they are our friends. A big thank you goes out to all of them for sharing and for their service to our community.


Eek! A mouse in the house!

by Kirk Dean, The Pest Guy

You’ve got a mouse in the house. It’s OK, this time of year you’re not the only one. It happens all the time, especially during the fall and winter. Steinbeck even wrote a book about this same problem: Of Mice and Men (I’m 45% sure about this. Despite what you hear, this famous novel ISN’T about the tragic friendship of two men in the early 1900s). What’s that? I’m wrong? Whatever, tomato-tomahto. So how did your little friend get inside? The quick answer is that they are amazing creatures/athletes. Mice can squeeze to fit through a nickel sized hole. They can swim, climb up walls, run fast, and can jump 18 inches vertically! If I had a mouse’s ability proportional to my size I could run 160 MPH and would have a vertical leap of 31.5 feet! Pretty amazing. Come to think of it, if I had that sort of physical skill (WARNING: Imminent Uncle Rico moment) AND if coach had put me in the 4th quarter, I’d have taken state, no doubt. Alas, I must be happy with my lot in life: A slightly overweight-but-surprisinglytalented pest-aficionado! Anyway, now that you know how gifted they are, it’s not surprising to realize how easy it is for them to get inside your house. Small cracks in your foundation, the corners of your garage door, plumbing and HVAC protrusions, or momentarily open doors and windows are all easy pickings for House Mice, AKA miniature Jason Bournes. Continued on page 10


Indian Creek Plaza Launch Party When: Thurs., Oct. 13th, 5:30 p.m. Where: Corner of Arthur/Kimball Destination Caldwell is proud GGLO Rendering to present an evening on Indian Creek’s future plaza site. GGLO (plaza design firm) will be on site with “Virtual Tours” of the planned Indian Creek Plaza. Community members will enjoy going from station to station for that private viewing experience. Bring your family and friends for a night you won’t forget.

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October 2016

Hook, Line & Sinker

by eremy Feucht, Caldwell Perspective

October has come which means colder weather has come as well. What does this mean for fishing in Idaho? This question really depends on where and how you fish. Here is a quick look at what to expect as the weather gets colder. During September and October there is an increase in feeding for all fish as they try to put on weight to get them through the colder months. Fly hatchings have all but stopped, so dry fly fishing becomes difficult. Fishing deep becomes the norm. Rattle bait and spinner bait become popular choices again in rivers. These lures draw attention to themselves via the vibrations of the rattle and the flashing of the spinner. As food becomes scarce, anything that is able to draw the sense of a fish becomes an immediate option. This does not mean that dry fly fishing should be shunned. Quite the opposite. If you are going to go out and fish via dry flies, it is important to do so as the day warms and the insects become active. In the early mornings, you will see these insects sitting on rocks trying to warm up so they can become active. Often times these insects will fall off the rock and will float down the river or stream and will create a disturbance on top of the water as they try to escape. Check your surroundings and see what types of flies are out and about.

Trout will begin feeding on any scraps they can find. The bigger fish will be attracted to movement and flashes while the smaller fish will hide amongst the weeds and rocks and will move in schools. The smaller fish will search the bottom for food so they do not give away their locations to larger fish if they are unable to move with a school of others. Bass will begin to search the bottom as well. This is due to the fact that most hatchings have occurred and the easy prey have made their way to better hiding places and are able to swim fast enough to escape potential danger. This is not always the case but more often than not. Tube bait that bounces amongst the rocks becomes a good lure to attract bass as does rubber crawfish. Short bursts of movements from either of these options will attract a nearby bass towards it. October really is one of the last decent chances to catch bass until March. The same can be said for catfishing. October becomes the last solid month for catfishing. The fun thing about catfishing is that the bait never changes. The worse it smells and the more oil it can release, the better. This means that chicken liver, which is very oily and has its own distinct smell, becomes a very solid bait of choice. The issue with liver is keeping it on the hook. Freezing it the night before

But even Superman had kryptonite, Achilles had his heel, & politicians have the truth. Mice are not invincible, and with a little information, can be easily taken care of. Here are a few tips: • Rodents are prey animals: They are afraid of crossing open spaces, and will avoid such locations for fear of predators. Keep your lawn & landscape well manicured, and as far away from your house as aesthetically

practical. • Avoid leaving food particles on the floor. Dog food, bird seed, & crumbs are common things left around that mice just love. • Inspect for and seal up cracks in foundation and install weather stripping around doors and windows, especially garage doors. • Memorize the mantra: trap inside, bait outside. Baiting indoors can cause smelly problems - the mouse eats the bait, then goes somewhere else to die, possibly in an inaccessible area where it slowly decomposes. • Place a quality rodent bait in tamper resistant stations around

is a temporary solution but a good one none the less. Use heavy weights when casting so you do not have to cast as hard to get your line where you want it. Worm can work as well but the issue with using worm is that you can catch about anything on worm. When fishing for catfish, the muddier the water, the better. Catfish like to lay in the mud and feed on whatever scraps come to them. This isn’t to say they are strictly scavengers but primarily they are. Ultimately, fishing in deeper water is not what you are going to look for when fishing for catfish. A muddy bottom where a creek flows into a river or lake is the ideal location for catfish. The slower the current, the better as well. Look for back eddies or confluences where water slows. The end of September sees the last big stocking runs for our local lakes, ponds and rivers. By the second full week of October, these fish will have become used to their surroundings and will have created their routine. Go out and enjoy the last full month of decent weather for the year. As always good luck, be safe and don’t forget to wet that line. Eeek continued from page 9 your home at likely entry points— like doors, utility penetrations, etc. Check bait stations every few days and refill as necessary. • Trap indoors where you see droppings or where you’ve seen activity. Old fashioned wooden snap trap work just fine. Peanut butter is a readily available and effective attractant to use. Check traps daily. With luck (and by following my advise), you will be able to write your own personal mouse story. Hopefully the title can be something like “Men & Women without mice.” Let me know how it turns out.

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2016 Canyon County Farm Family of the Year – The Miyasako Family

Brothers Dan, Randy and Kevin and Kyle (Kevin’s son) Miyasako are seen here during the onion harvest on September 28th. The trucks were in the fields loading the harvested onions to bring them to the packing sheds. Every year is different and some years are harder than others. Farming is unpredictable and equipment has issues. Anyone who has farmed for as many years as their family deserves much credit. Their family has deep agricultural roots that go back to the 1940s. The Nampa-Caldwell Chambers of Commerce Agri-business Committee recognized the Miyasako family and T & K Farms Inc. from our area as the 2016 Canyon County Farm Family of the Year. Randy’s daughter, Danessa, relates the following history: Grandfather Miyasako used to say, “During a depression, the restaurant business suffers, but people still have to eat.” T&K Farms was started as a partnership between Tony Miyasako and Kay Inouye in 1946. It began as a small family-operated farm, beginning with a few hundred acres, and by 1965, the farm had grown to more than 800 acres, growing onions, alfalfa seed, potatoes, sugar beets and wheat. It was also at this time that T&K Farms became T&K Farms, Inc.

L to R: Kyle, Kevin, Randy and Dan Miyasako

Tony and Kay started Allendale Produce Company in 1970 as a way to increase efficiency and profit margin by packaging and handling dry bulb onions, and sales via vertical integration. In 1978, two of Tony’s sons, Randy and Kevin, graduated from Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID and returned to join the farm. Over the next six years, the farm grew to more than 1800 acres and in 1984, Tony’s youngest son, Dan, also graduated and returned to farm. Kay Inouye retired

in 1985, selling the farm to Tony and his three sons. At its peak, T&K Farms, Inc. farmed more than 2,000 acres. Kevin, Randy and Dan started Pacific Wind, an export company, in 2001 to further capitalize on and increase profitability in the onion market. Kyle Miyasako, Kevin’s son, joined the farm, being the fourth generation to farm in 2010. Today T&K Farms, Inc. grows a variety of crops including onions, sugar beets, alfalfa seed, corn seed, beans and wheat. There have been a lot of advancements in technology in the past 40 years. Today’s farmer doesn’t do the same physical work of the past. Farming has evolved into management of logistics and timing of the overall operation. Randy, Kevin and Dan still live by the philosophy of their father, “Stay ahead of the game, and if you are going to do a job, do it right or don’t do it at all.” Well done and Treasure Valley water congratulations to has tested positive the Miyasako family for chemicals from from the Caldwell chlorine to arsenic. Perspective!

What’s In Your Water?

Local Dirt – Fall Preparation

I don’t know about you, but there many reasons to live in Idaho. Fall is one of my favorite reasons. Maybe it’s because I’ve been working outdoors for nine to ten months and I look forward to a little down time where dirt isn’t involved. I really enjoy the crispness of the air and cool breezes as I sit on my patio looking at the recently harvested corn fields. The farm grounds have been harvested and are cleaned up, ready for spring planting. The views and vistas are opened up again showing the landscapes of our natural countryside. This brings me to prepping for next year’s planting. Pests can destroy your hard work by not cleaning and tilling up your garden as if you were going to plant it the next day. There will be no place for the pests to hide for the winter that way. Prep now and save yourself some grief next year. So plan now for what you want to plant next year based on performance and what you actually ate and think about what produce you had that was too much or not enough. Seeds are usually available on the internet in November and in retail stores in mid-January. Learn to start seeds indoors. Now for your landscape. DON’T prune trees and shrubs now, wait till they are completely dormant in late November or December or even wait until very early spring before bud break, usually late February. Your pruners and loppers must be sharp and sanitized for good clean cuts and to prevent the spread of diseases from plant to plant. It is worth having a really good quality pair of pruners Your lawn at this point should be cut at about half the height you had during the peak of summer heat, about an inch and three quarters to two inches tall. Begin collecting the grass clippings now if you haven’t already and place them in your compost pile or work them into your garden. Kentucky blue and perennial rye grasses love this cooler weather and you’ve probably seen a resurgence in your lawns growth and dark rich color. Your lawn is now very nutrient rich and very good for mulching

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bogs, and swamp forests which interweave with sunlit expanses of open marshlands called “prairies.” The unique flora― lily pads, spatterdock, hatpins, neverwet, hoorah-bush, and carnivorous plants growing in several feet of tannin-tinted blackwater will be examined. Bob will present photos of wetland birdlife, amphibians, and of course the reptilians― especially the every present American alligator. This program will be presented to the Southwestern Idaho Birders Association on Oct 13 in the visitor’s center of Deer Flat NWR at 7PM. The public is always welcome.


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into the turf, garden or for composting. Don’t waste your clippings by placing them in trash bags and putting them in the garbage. If you don’t want them, find a neighbor who needs them. Don’t waste the what nature provides. Sharpen your blades after every other mowing because the heavy wet and enzyme-rich grass really dulls blades. Until next time, happy fall gardening, Pat.

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“Caldwell Rocks” rocks on!

by Leora Summers, Editor

They were busily painting rocks to add to the fun of our Indian Creek Festival and they hid them around downtown the morning of the event to make it even more fun! They are members of the Facebook group, “Caldwell Rocks.” What a great activity to keep going for families and kids to do together. Join the Facebook group and take a picture of the rocks you found and then make more and hide them with your family for others to find! As of September 15th there were 2,148 members. On September 20th, there were 2,425 members. This thing just keeps going and growing!

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by Chantele Hensel

photo by Chantele Hensel

How lucky we are that the cold months are lit up and made so beautiful for us here in Caldwell. Thank you Bruce Burnett, with the Caldwell Street Department for putting up Christmas lights to make our town shine. Photo taken on the first day of fall. September 22nd

Chamber News

by Leora Summers, Editor

During the September Chamber meeting, 3 new members were welcomed to the Chamber. Kelli Humphrey (left) of Sunny Slope Wine Trail Cottage is busily renovating her cottage which is set to open for business by March of 2017. It will be an air bed and breakfast place located at 13471 Frost Road in Caldwell. Nonni Quintana (middle) joined the Chamber and has been with Insurers of Idaho since May 2013. She enjoys helping people with health insurance benefits to suit their needs. Her office is located at 566o E. Franklin Rd. in Nampa. Mike Grim (right), realtor for Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group (CBTG) located at 609 N. Midland Blvd., Nampa, was also was welcomed as new members of the Chamber. After 9 years in the banking business and working hard to learn all he could about the lending institution, he decided to pull the trigger, switch directions and become a realtor. Mike was in the 2016 Leadership Caldwell program.

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October 2016

Chamber Ribbon Cuttings Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. photo by Kelli Romine, Chamber

photo by Colleen Plitt, Chamber

Electric Sun

Vernal Reece (chamber/holding ribbon on the left), Tammy Hildebrandt (holding scissors in the middle) surrounded by her family employees and Gary Weaver (chamber/holding ribbon on right).

The Chamber honored new member, Electric Sun, located at 5216 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell, with a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 16. Along with the traditional tanning services, other services include facials, hair, nails, and spray tans.

Photo L to R: Gerri Schoonderwoerd (Chamber), Denise Chynoewth (Farm Bureau), Samantha Jo Burbank (wife of Agent Brand Burbank), Brad Burbank (Agent), Lori Darbin (staff), Ana Lopez (staff) and Mishelle Hagewood (Chamber) with Brad’s nephew up front watching the ribbon being cut.

Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance (4122 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell) was honored with a ribbon cutting to welcome them to the Chamber’s business community on September 23rd. Their business offers home, life, auto insurance and a full range of insurance and investment products to help protect what’s important to you.

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Cricket Linked, Inc. (916 Blaine Street) was welcomed to the Caldwell Chamber with a ribbon cutting on September 27th. They operate in the Cellular Telephone Service business/industry within the Communications sector. This organization has been operating for about 5 years.

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Nathelle Bales Oates: Her Caldwell Roots Run Deep

Nathelle Bales Oates, Parade Grand Marshall

by Madeline Buckendorf and Chuck Randolph

The grain elevator on S. 21st Ave. that Bales Lumber Company built.

Photo of Irrigator’s Lumber building from the Caldwell News Tribune, 1953. This is the building built in 1918 first known as Bales Lumber Company. In 1920 the building was purchased by J. G. Conley who renamed it Irrigator’s Lumber.

This last summer, Nathelle Bales Oates received the honor of being named Grand Marshall of Caldwell’s Fourth of July parade. Many of Caldwell’s citizens may know Nathelle as a resident active in the city’s events and organizations, and may not know her family’s amazing history—a story that covers several generations in Idaho. Now for the rest of the story….Nathelle’s family roots run deep and wide in Caldwell and Idaho’s history. Her ancestors included Lafayette Cartee, Idaho Territory’s first Surveyor General. He surveyed the public lands in Idaho and established the initial point for surveys at a spot southwest of Boise. Cartee was Nathelle’s great-grandfather, as was famed stage owner John Hailey, who developed and ran many stagecoach lines through Southwest and Central Idaho Territory. He twice served as one of Idaho’s territorial delegates to Congress and later helped to develop the Idaho State Historical Society. Crockett C. and Callie Bales brought part of their family from Kansas to the Caldwell area in 1906. All of their six children soon joined them; his four sons were partners in the family ranch or in various commercial enterprises in Caldwell. Sons William Preston and John Franklin ran a general store called “The Co-op” at 404 S. Kimball Street, starting in 1913. While Crockett Bales was traveling to Boise County in 1916, he suffered a massive heart attack and died. That same year, his son John Franklin married Lorene Cartee, granddaughter of Lafayette Cartee and John Hailey. Together they had six children: Gwyneth Bales LaVoy; Ross Cartee Bales, Leona Bales Sanders, Lorene Bales Thurston; John Frank Bales, and Nathelle Bales Oates. John Franklin Bales (also known as J. Franklin) and his brother, William, partnered in a new venture, Bales Brothers Lumber Company, in 1918. They had a business building constructed at the corner of 7th Avenue and Albany Street, where they sold “Certain-teed Shingles and Roofing”—an early form of composition shingles made out of rags and asphalt—as well as paints and varnishes. During the nationwide agricultural depression after World War I, the new lumber company experienced several financial hardships. By July of 1920, the name “Bales Brothers Lumber Company” became Bales Lumber Company, with J. Franklin Bales in charge. On September 28, 1920, a robber broke into the business and took all money that was in the cash register. Bales sold the two-year-old building to J. G. Conley, who renamed it “Irrigators Lumber Company.” Portions of the original structure can still be seen on the remodeled building’s north and west elevations. Through the 1920s, J. Franklin Bales owned and ran three grocery stores in Greenleaf, Wilder and Notus. He then built a new lumberyard at 6th Avenue and Main Street in 1931, which also included his trucking company business. Bale’s Lumber Company also became well known for the construction of concrete silos and grain elevators throughout Canyon County. One still stands in “Farm City” on S. 21st Avenue, west of Indian Creek. Like many families, the Bales suffered great sacrifices during World War II. In 1943, Bales’ son Ross was declared missing in action during World War II when his plane was downed in the North Sea. John Frank Bales, Jr. was badly injured from a plane crash in England during the war. The daughters all married, and three of them—Gwyneth, Lorene, and Nathelle—eventually made their permanent homes in Caldwell. After the war, Ned Thurston (Lorene’s husband) joined his father-in-law J. Franklin in the lumber business in 1948. Two years later they built a new lumberyard on the corner of S. 4th Avenue and Arthur Street. There they would serve the community until J. Franklin’s death in 1973. Two years after his death, an arson fire consumed much of the lumberyard, but it was soon rebuilt with new additions. The business operated until 1987, when Bales Lumber Company finally closed its doors. Gwyneth Bales LaVoy, Lorene Bales Thurston, and Nathelle Bales Oates continued to serve the community in many ways. Gwyneth taught in the Notus and Caldwell schools, Lorene became the community historian, and Nathelle worked for Head Start. She also volunteered for the Red Cross, served as an election judge, and was a sensory panelist for the Simplot Food Division. Nathelle and her husband Jim were active in numerous community clubs and organizations, while they raised their four children: Rob, Alan, Lorene and Jerry. The Bales’ family branches are still thriving in Caldwell and Boise, with its members remaining involved in their communities in various ways.

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“Not Important...but possibly of interest”

I was running an errand when something caught my eye. Parked at the side of the road, with a “For Sale” sign in the window, was a 1956 Ford Mainline four-door sedan. I pulled off the road and strolled over to the Ford to take a look. The Mainline was Ford’s basic, nofrills family sedan in the mid-1950s. The one sitting by the roadside was dark green with a light green roof and an identically-colored strip beginning on the back door and running to the rear of the car. I peered through the driver’s window. It had a “three-on-the-tree” – a threespeed shift lever mounted on the steering column. Under the dash was a lever to lock the manual transmission into overdrive. In those days automatic transmissions were for little old ladies. Under the Ford’s hood was a 272 cubic inch V-8 engine

with a two-barrel carburetor. Somewhere along the line, the Ford’s cloth interior and been replaced with “tuck and roll” naugahyde – a simulated leather fabric. There was a reason the details of this particular Ford model were so clear to me. In 1961, for the princely sum of $695, I acquired one just like the one in Greenleaf – right down to the color. At first I thought the Ford might be the one I owned. But it didn’t have a radio – they cost extra back in those days. My Ford had a radio that I found at a local wrecking yard. I never considered my Ford a “Hot Rod.” Just about any stock ’55 or ’56 Chevy with a 283 cubic inch engine would blow it away in a quarter mile race. It wasn’t even “cool” by the standards of the day, but it was dependable transportation. Although we didn’t give it too much thought back then, it got about 20 miles per gallon on the open road. When I was a teen, my gas gauge needle was seldom

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above a quarter of a tank. But a dollar’s worth of gas would get me from Kuna to the IOOF Hall dance in Caldwell and back -- with enough extra to cruise the Caldwell and Nampa “Curbs” (Drive-In) for an hour or so. Gas was about 31 cents a gallon back then. That works out to about $2.46 in today’s money so I imagine a lot of today’s teens don’t ever have more than a quarter of a tank of gas either. I called the Ford’s owner. He said it ran decently, but he was moving and couldn’t take it with him. He gave me a price, but said he was open to offers. I was mainly curious. If we had a larger garage, I might have been more interested. But then I think of how primitive the ride and handling was on the Ford, compared to our current vehicles, and my enthusiasm for owing one gets dampened. The guy who said “nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” might have owned a ’56 Ford Mainline sedan.


Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Review by Michelle Ross (www.insearchoftheendofthesidewalk.com) For generations, immigrants have come to the US to build better lives for themselves and their children, searching for a taste of the American Dream. Imbolo Mbue’s debut novel, Behold the Dreamers, explores the difficulties that come along with immigration, both on a legal visa-processing level as well as a personal one. The book’s main character, Jende Jonga, is a native of Cameroon, a country he left behind in hopes of realizing the wealth and success he saw portrayed on American television programs. It doesn’t take long in the United States to realize that not everyone lives in a mansion nor has a butler to do his bidding. As a matter of fact, Jende takes on the opposing role in those scenarios: he becomes a personal driver for a wealthy

New York bank executive. Stress from Jende’s long work hours is compounded by his questionable visa status, one that becomes fuzzier with each passing day. Behold the Dreamers’ main character is set in stark relief with Clark Edwards, the man for whom he works. Clark is a high powered Wall Street boss with a house in the city and one in the Hamptons. There is little money can’t buy for the Edwards’ family until the financial world falls apart, leaving Clark reeling and Jende without a job. The exploration of love and family, race and immigration, and the relentless pursuit of the American Dream are at the heart of Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers, a novel that allows readers to step into the lives of characters from drastically different ends of the economic

spectrum and contemplate the paths created by virtue of birthplace, as well as personal choices. “You think I don’t want to remain in America, too? You think I came to America so that I can leave? I work as a servant to people, driving them all over, the whole day, sometimes the whole week, answering yes sir, yes madam, bowing down even to a little child. For what, Neni? … For you, for me. Because I want us to stay in America! But if America says they don’t want us in their country, you think I’m going to keep on begging them for the rest of my life? Never. Not for one day…” -Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Book Review by Amy Perry, Rubaiyat

The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear, author of the Maisie understanding of the history of Dobbs series, was raised in Kent, England. She now World War I. lives in California. This is a well-written book, The Care and Management of Lies begins in the story flows easily off of the 1914, just before war is declared between England page. The subject matter is grim. and Germany. Farmer Tom Brissenden, his wife, I would recommend this book to Kezia, and his sister, Thea, are swept into the war anyone interested in England, war from different directions. Tom enlists and is sent history or women’s history. to France; Kezia, town raised, remains behind and learns to run the farm; Thea, suffragette and pacifist, becomes an ambulance driver and Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-6 PM • Saturday 10 AM-4:30 PM is also sent to France. Determined to keep her letters light and cheerful, Kezia sets out with good intentions, only to be trapped in Local Authors lies of omission. This is not a romanticized Find us at facebook.com/rubaiyatcaldwell version of the war and 720 Arthur St., Caldwell • (208) 899-1988 will bring new depth of

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October 2016

Putting Caldwell on the Map, One Song at a Time!

by Mark Pemble



by Leora Summers, Editor

photo by Mark Pemble

The Yotes have played 4 games during the month of September and have had 2 away-game wins (Willamette, 42-12; Eastern Oregon, 20-7) and 2 home-game losses (Montana Western, 13-16; Rocky Mountain, 7-20). Moving right along, let’s see what the month of October will bring. Let’s show our Yote Spirit by wearing purple on “Purple Fridays,” the day before each game to create enthusiasm and show support for our home team!


All Home Games at Simplot Stadium “Big O” from Caldwell

While most Caldwell residents view Fillmore Street as a quiet leafy avenue lined with quiet historic homes, music enthusiasts know Fillmore Street in Caldwell, as home to one of the most prolific DIY venues in the Pacific Northwest. Since 2012, the Android House on Fillmore Street has hosted over 80 shows featuring hundreds of bands from all over the World. The recent threeday festival called “16 Fest” at the Android House attracted music goers from all over southern Idaho.

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The Caldwell band, Big O, played to a packed house on the second day of the festival. According to Myles Clason, who plays in Big O, “The 16 Fest is a really great thing. Robbie Mota, the guy who runs it, works really hard with both national and local bands to bring music to a safe all-ages place. I love being a part of this scene, it’s what our community needs.” Mota encourages Caldwell residents to discover a new band in a safe space setting soon at his comfortable home on Fillmore Street.

“Join the Jam” at Mobile Estates

by Leora Summers

This group meets every Tuesday morning at the Mobile Estates’ community center to make music together. They call themselves the “Country Gentlemen.” They practice every week and play for the Caldwell Senior Center luncheons twice a month. On September 30th, they played for the residents at Karcher Estates. Ken Jones founded this group, one man at a time, by chance and by golly, and he is the group’s head musician. Irvin Parrish met him when he heard Ken play at the Caldwell Senior Center. Cal Himes found out about these guys at a yard sale and the others found their way into the group in other ways. They practice together and even write some of their own music. They The Country Gentlemen from L to R: Cal Himes, Irvin Parrish, range in ages from 72 years old to 84 years old. They Ken Jones, Bob Moore and Dean Squibb (not pictured). love to perform together and dress the part wearing their western shirts, cowboy hats and boots and bolo have to do is show up at the community center (green ties. Their flavor of music is old time country mixed in building) in Mobile Estates, 2005 Linden Avenue, on any given Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. You don’t with a little bluegrass and gospel tunes. On Thursday evenings at the Mobile Estates’ need a special invitation and if you do, consider this community center, they meet with whomever decides to be it! Ervin Parish organizes the group and says to show up and wants to jam with them. They invite anyone can come and join in on their fun. You can anyone in our community to “Join the Jam!” Right park anywhere around the community building. now, between 7-14 folks join these jam sessions on For more information, you may call him at (208) any given Thursday night. If you are interested, all you 703-0119.

PokemonGo in Caldwell – What is it?

by Amy Perry

PokemonGo is a free application available from Niantic for iPad, iPhones and Android. It is a fairly hefty app that requires a newer phone or tablet and GPS to operate; it is light on data usage but heavy on battery. It is great fun to play, though the application is not completely free of bugs that can be frustrating. If you become a devoted hunter, get a portable battery charger. The point of the game is to collect all 150 Pokémon and to battle with them for control of Gyms. Pokémon are virtual creatures that pop up in your phone or tablet as you walk around. Poke Stops and Gyms “Venonat” at the Rubaiyat! These Pokémon are at many Poke Stops are clustered in downtowns, with scattering in outlying areas. Poke Stops all around town. provide supplies for catching and healing Pokémon. Eggs, which need to be placed in an incubator, must be walked to hatch but provide different and sometimes rare Pokémon as well as surprise and excitement. Caldwell has a high density of Poke Stops and Pokémon that are attracting people from outside the area, bringing foot traffic to the downtown. In the early days after the game came online, it was not unusual to see 50 to a hundred hunters on a given day. With the beginning of the school year and the end of the first flush of fun, the number has dropped to 20 to 50 people hunting during the work week. Family groups can be seen on weekends, with picnic baskets, sitting on Indian Creek and then shopping. Many of these people are new to the downtown area and are discovering the shops available to them. Safety is always important and especially so with PokemonGo. Travel in pairs or groups when out at night, do not drive and play, watch where you are going and do not trespass on private property. Most important of all: follow the fun factor. Relax, enjoy the game and don’t take it too seriously. It is just a game.

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Alika–A Special Kind of Love They met at the Canyon County Shelter in November of 2011, says owner Rita Beckwith. Rita had trained and owned Weimaraner dogs in the past and after having to put her last one down, she didn’t realize how much it had affected her until her doctor told her to get another dog to improve her outlook and health. That’s when she went to the pound. She was 75 years old and didn’t know if she wanted to start with another dog again, but there she was, walking down the long hallway looking at pooches to see if there was one that she might want to bring home. She says that dogs there know how to act, that they talk to each other about how to get noticed so they will be taken home by some lucky person. That day she left without a dog, only to return the next day, 5 minutes after they opened, because her mind was now set that she wanted another dog. There was one in particular in which she was interested. The dog was said to be a chocolate lab/collie mix, but later on, it was decided that it was a chocolate lab/blue healer mix. She told them to take the dog “off leash” and let it come to her. The dog walked right up to her, sat and leaned into her and that was it! According

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to Rita, the pound’s name for the dog was “Missy.” Ugh! She thought, so when she took the dog home, she renamed her, “Alika,” which is the Hawaiian word for “protector.” Alika was about a year and a half old when Rita became her owner. She has since become Rita’s service dog. Dogs and humans have such a symbiotic bond and Alika knows when Rita isn’t feeling well. She never jumps in Rita’s lap unless Rita is feeling her illness or is in distress. She goes to doctor appointments and hospital visits with Rita and comforts her when she is anxious. Somehow she knows. She helps support Rita, when she wants to stand up and helps her when she gets dressed in the morning. Alika and Rita have become an extension of each other and they can “read” each other’s needs and feelings. You can tell that they have a special bond, but that isn’t developed without lots of time, consistency, attention and love from the owner, said Rita. Rita not only has a good friend, but also a great helpmate in Alika, whose name says it all - Protector! A special bond indeed!


October 2016

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As we step into the month of October, fall consumes our senses, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin Scentsy, corn mazes, and the holidays. While we become excited about the little things of the season, it is not what some families directly think about. Other families may be concerned if they will be battered in the depths of the night or if their plan to escape an offender will be a success. Do not be fooled, domestic violence knows not of gender, age or color; it is not prejudice. Each day 10,000 women lay victimized by domestic violence. How do we stop it you ask? There are three easy steps, know, report and prevent. KNOW IT Physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, and financial abuse are the most common forms of domestic violence. REPORT IT Historically, domestic violence is the most under-reported crime in communities. Multiple factors can play into this, for which I don’t have the space to write today, but reporting can help someone escape or save even a life.

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PREVENT IT Prevention starts with education. Contact local organizations like Advocates Against Family Violence and the Nampa Family Justice Center to learn more about domestic violence. Supporting these programs will ensure no one is alone when trying to escape a violent relationship. Get involved to end domestic violence in October. If you or someone you know is in need of free assistance on their path to freedom, call 459-4779 and ask to speak with an advocate or counselor. TO REPORT LOCALLY Nampa Police Department; 465-2257 Caldwell Police Department; 455-3115 Canyon County Sheriff; 454-7531 Advocates Against Family Violence; 459-6279 Nampa Family Justice Center; 475-5700

Medicare-Who Me? What?

It’s all Greek to me! I’ve been getting those post cards from supposedly Medicare, to confuse me about what I need to do and what I actually need. I feel like a “deer in the headlights” as I explore this new phase of the youth of my senior-hood. There are actually things that I need to do by a certain time so I am not penalized for not doing them on time.

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Security office. If you are employed or a spouse of an employed mate, check with your/their Human Resource department on how to deal with this, especially if you or your spouse is on a policy through your/their company. How do they deal with spouses of employees? How do you do it when one spouse turns Medicare age first? What? What? What! If I sound uneducated about this, it is because I am. I don’t want to steer you wrong, so get busy and read up on this subject regarding your own individual situation! This is just an alert to get you started. SOON! Good Luck! I know I’ll need it.

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• Peace Officer, Veteran, Private Officer, 3 College Degrees, Pending Doctorate • Business Owner (New Suicycle Motorcycles in Caldwell) • America and Family First

Pat Day Hartwell is a native of Idaho who has a passion for her community and crime victim’s rights. She graduated from Kuna High School and attended College of Idaho. She has a B.A. in Law and Justice from Central Washington University. She and her husband of 49 years are retired from their professional jobs and live on a farm of 20 acres in the Sunnyslope area. They have two children and three grandchildren. They raise sheep and have a spinning and weaving shop.

Accountability…… Integrity First Responsibility…… Service before self Recognize………..Excellence in the Office of Sheriff Employees Hire….Qualified Veterans for new Jail Reform …….Probation Reform……. Work Release Program Reform……. Self Surrender Warrant Arrest Booking Reform …….Pretrial Services and Bail Enforcement Reform..……Illegal Immigration Deportation Reform……. Jail intake classification Process Build a new socioeconomic pay scale for employees A Willful process which promotes efficiency and effectiveness New volunteer citizen review board and Sheriff Posse Restoring the Bill of Rights and constitutional protections forgotten….

Reasons Not To Re-Elect Current Sheriff Donahue • 2 Deaths and lawsuits settled • 3 Inmates escaped this tear • Sheriff does not support 2nd amendment for concealed carry • Sheriff was going to limit concealed carry permits by closing office • Sheriff is against concealed carry • A $50,000,000 million dollar jail without voter bond and raise your taxes Robert Muse has never had a person in die custody escape or die as a Deputy Sheriff, Peace Officer, Bail Agent, or private officer.


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October 2016


Hometown Boy Returns to Flock!

Pastor Ralph Lawrence is the very new recently appointed pastor the Caldwell United Methodist Church (824 East Logan Street). Pastor Ralph has some family links with the early history of Caldwell and Canyon County. Even though his family moved to Caldwell in the 1930s, Pastor Ralph’s roots go further back in this area. On his maternal grandparents’ side, the earliest arrivals in Idaho were after Civil War when several McConnel brothers migrated west from Iowa and took up land claims along the Boise River between Caldwell (before the town was founded) and where the river flowed into the Snake River northwest of Parma. Several of these families had farms on what was known as McConnel’s Island. His greatgrandfather had taken up a land claim in about 1880 on the original Caldwell town-site, and this was purchased from him for

the railroad right-of-way and the original land on which Caldwell was founded. So Pastor Ralph does go “way back” in Idaho through these pioneer forebearers. He is the published editor-author of a genealogical book that tells this story, covering 11 generations in America, titled, The McConnel and McConnell Families - True Pioneers of the American West (This book can be found on Amazon.com). He said, “I am a ‘home-town guy,’ having grown up in Caldwell, a graduate of both Caldwell High School and the College of Idaho. After having served in many other locations, I am now the pastor of the congregation in which I grew up many years ago, which might be considered as something of a unique situation.” Upon graduating from the College of Idaho, he did his seminary studies at Boston

University’s Graduate School of Theology. After being ordained an Elder in the ministry of the Methodist Church (now known as the United Methodist Church), he served his first appointment in churches in both Shoshone and Richfield, Idaho. He then moved on to Idaho Falls to become the founding pastor of St. Paul’s church, followed by appointments in Nyssa and Portland, Oregon and then in Payette, Idaho. After his years in Payette, he and his wife, Audrey, moved to Boise where he served as D.S. (District Superintendent) for the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church, and has lived there ever since. After serving as D.S., he was appointed to Meridian, Idaho and upon retirement, both he and Audrey became staff members of Boise First UMC Cathedral of the Rockies, serving as by Leora Summers

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Assistant Pastor (Ralph) and Pastoral Care Visitor (Audrey). Since then, he has been on a few interim assignments and has now returned to his roots and the place he considers his home town, Caldwell. Pastor Ralph and Audrey have a combined family of eight children: five “hers” and three “his,” 18 grandchildren, and as of last count, 14 great-grands. Pastor Ralph is quite a historian about his church’s history saying, “The church is one of the historic congregations in Caldwell, dating back to the 1880’s when the city was a pioneering town, established when the railroad was first built through southern Idaho. The current church building on East Logan Street, is the third one serving the congregation, the first two having been located in the original downtown business district on South Kimball. The pastor is definitely excited to return to the congregation where he attended as a youth, and as a matter of fact, he officiated at his sister’s wedding, the second wedding held in the church, at its current location. He invites the community to attend services at the Caldwell United Methodist Church which is now returning to its Fall Schedule. There are two services every Sunday with one beginning at 8:30

“There are many new opportunities to be in ministry with our Caldwell church and community. I am looking forward to an adventure of faith here in Caldwell,” said Pastor Ralph Lawrence, new pastor of the Caldwell United Methodist Church.

a.m. in the chapel and the other at 11:00 a.m. which is held in the sanctuary. Sunday School is held between both services at 9:30 a.m. He also reported that they have a new organist and choir director, Mr. Paul Schwantes, who is from the Seventh Day Adventist Church tradition.

We give you a reason to... Grace Lutheran Church and Preschool held a “Love Your City” week in August with over 50 members helping clean up debris and weeds from various elementary, middle and high schools, a shelter, three residences and a heavily weeded empty lot. During their efforts, they cleared over one ton of weeds off of a double lot for Habitat for Humanity, three to four tons of weeds and spread 150+ square yards of bark at Lincoln, Sacajawea, Lewis & Clark Elementary Schools, and Jefferson Middle School in the Caldwell School District. They cleaned every classroom in the new Ridgevue High School (just opened this fall) and moved stored items out of a much needed classroom space and moved approximately 100 desks into various rooms at Vallivue

Middle School in the Vallivue School District. They painted a living space, hung & trimmed curtains and donated linens, towels & dishes at Hope’s Door Domestic Violence Shelter. They also completed yard work for two families from the Senior Center and secured a deck & built an ADA compliant wheelchair ramp for a husband and wife who had contacted Grace through Metro Community Service. The group’s perspective about what made that week so special was that they were able to meet people and show them God’s love, not only by serving their outward needs, but also by praying with and for them as they performed their various duties, letting them know that they will not be forgotten. Through their 5 days of service, the church group also

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received benefits of their own. They got to know one another better and deepen their own relationships as they came together not only help others but also for devotion and prayer as a church family. As said by Hope Farrell, Grace Lutheran’s administrative assistant, “Seeing that God could do far more than we could imagine through a few ordinary people with willing hands – our God does work miracles!”

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Mary Lou Limbago (center) of the Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) Sorority presented Miss Hope DeCuir (left) and Miss Roxy Alma-Taya (right) both education majors at The College of Idaho each a $500 scholarship from the sorority. Hope, a senior from Caldwell, is an education major and plans to continue her education and graduate this coming May. Roxy Alma-Taya, from Boise is completing her 5th year graduate program in education. She is currently student teaching at Whittier Elementary School in Boise. ADK is a national honorary sorority that helps women fulfill their educational goals and does other altruistic work in the community at large. The sorority raises money through various fundraisers in Caldwell and designates it to help young women achieve their goals.

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C of I invites public to 9th Annual “Night at the Museum”

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The public is welcome to come hear Dr. Julia Sankey, research vertebrate paleontologist and 1984 graduate of the College of Idaho, speak Friday night, October 7th, at 7:15 pm, in Room 103 of Boone Dr. Julia Sankey Science Hall on the campus of the College of Idaho. Her lecture on “Giant, spike-toothed salmon, Galapagos-sized tortoises, and other extinct wildlife of Central California” at the 9th Annual “Night at the Museum” event for the OJSMNH (Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History) as part of Homecoming for the College of Idaho. The Museum will also honor the “Outstanding Museum Volunteer” that evening. Each year the Museum selects “a volunteer or volunteers, staff, curators, research associates and other supporters that are not current board members or awards committee members, who have regularly volunteered for more than five years, have made significant contributions in the form of time, money, physical donations, curation, knowledge and/or outreach to the Museum. This award also honors volunteers whose activities are recognized by their peers as “above and beyond” average.” The recipient is not announced until the

evening of the event. Dessert will be served in the basement of Boone Science Hall and tours of the Museum will be conducted following the lecture and awards ceremony.

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On September 9th and 10th, Caldwell High School Class of 1971 held their 45 Year Class Reunion. Friday started off with golfing at TimberStone Golf Course, followed by an informal dinner at Orphan Annie’s, and concluded with a mixer at The Bird Stop. Saturday started off with more golfing at Fairview and a wine tour of local wineries that was enjoyed by all attendees. Classmate Lyle DeMond and his wife, Jani, graciously offered their home for the Saturday night dinner, where the above picture was taken. In all, 45 classmates attended at least one activity, the furthest classmate, Dave McGee, came all the way from Orlando, Florida.

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