March 2016 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho



MARCH 2016

Milon McDaniel Volunteer Extraordinaire Promoted!

Big Sisters in Caldwell

Steve Jordan Quite a Fella!

Let’s go Fishing!

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From Blight to “Right!”

And the crowd went wild Lincoln School!

by Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

photos by Leora Summers

department and their efforts were rewarded! The fifth grade class also received special recognition for their Photo Voice Project, a fantastic video they made telling their story with pictures, about how the kids at Lincoln School were getting healthy. They took videos of students participating in all types of playground activities: walking, running, tether ball, They earned it, a loud fantastic awesome 4-square, basketball, jumping rope, soccer, assembly, held on February 8th. There was hula hoop drills, and lots of other creative music and dancing. This was a celebration activities on the playground gym set. to behold--teachers and students rocking As part of their special activities during out together celebrating an honor bestowed this time, they met with the C of I football on Lincoln School by the USDA (United team and got to play floor hockey with the States Department of Agriculture). Idaho Steelheads on their own school floor. They received a federal silver level They also documented the healthy award, the HUSSC (Healthier United States foods that the lunch ladies were preparing School Challenge) award. This award was daily for them. They decided that they given to them for the combined efforts by “liked carrots, but broccoli not so much.” the school and students to get kids active After all of this good training, 90% of them and to help them learn to eat healthy foods still were not willing to give up candy at the through the team effort of the school’s school carnival or the monthly “Principal’s physical education teacher, the district’s Pizza Party.” You can’t blame them! nutritionist and their school lunch program. This video was then edited and great They submitted their efforts to the state upbeat music was added to it before submitting it to the state. The state department was so impressed, they are going to show it throughout schools within our state. It demonstrated healthy habits to school kids of all ages. What a great tribute to Lincoln School and the Caldwell School District. Lincoln Wellness Leaders L to R: Annalisa Anguiano, Alfredo Valenzuela, Congratulations to all! Geovani Martinez, Natalie Garza, Danielle Vidales (not pictured).

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by Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

Last year, in our April edition, we showed you a picture of this property on the corner of Elgin and 2nd Avenue in Caldwell. CHA (Caldwell Housing Authority) purchased it a year ago this month and removed the structure and cleaned up the property to build some new houses on it. This was a 90x70 foot lot. Well, that process has begun! Currently these two houses are being built on that property. They are two-story houses with a single garage that have a living/dining area, kitchen, bathroom and a laundry closet for stackable washer and dryer on the first floors and two bedrooms and a bath on the second floors. These houses should be ready to sell by the end April or the first of May.

Branches and trees were cut down by CHA employees at the house shown above located at 717 Denver Street to begin preparing it for the next housing project. The next day a crew of 3 more CHA

State of the City

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Gini Rosandick Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

by Leora Summers, Caldwell Perspective Editor

On February 25th, Mayor Garret Nancolas presented his State of the City Address to a full house at Jewett Auditorium. He spoke of setting a plan 15 years ago to “bring back” the city of Caldwell. He spoke of plans as dreams, but remarked that “a vision without a funding mechanism is a hallucination.” The creation of the Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency was the beginning of the “action plan” to get things moving. Since then, we have made great “investments” in making that action plan a reality through partnerships. The biggest funding mechanism is to expand our tax base through economic development by bringing businesses to town, thereby creating jobs for people causing them to move here and raise their families here. The foundation has been set and we are at a time when everything is beginning to come together.


employees was going to come in with chain saws to cut them all up and move them off the property. Ironically, this house at 717 Denver Street was once owned by my husband’s grandparents, Jake and Grace Summers. This is the home where Jake and Grace’s children, Les Summers and his three sisters, were raised many years ago. I thought there was something vaguely familiar about it as Mike Dittenber took me through it. I could almost imagine seeing Jake sitting there in his recliner watching Johnny Carson as I had seen him do in the 1970s, with his spittoon on the floor beside his chair. Many other people have moved in and out of this house since then. This really felt like the end of an era, to me knowing that it would soon no longer exist, but my memories of Jake sitting in that chair with his spittoon beside him live on. This property at 717 Denver Street is a 100x100 foot lot that was recently purchased by CHA. Currently the overgrown trees are being trimmed and cut down to begin preparing the property to build 3 more new houses. This house will be torn down and the property will be cleared. Building on this property will not begin until after the houses on the first property are sold. First priority to purchase these houses will go to low and moderate income families at 95% of their appraised value with a 5-year commitment to live in the house. If they move out before the 5 years,

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Directly following the State of the City Address by Mayor Nancolas, Gini Rosandick was recognized by the City with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her accomplishments during her 23 years as an orchestra teacher in the Caldwell School District where she influenced the lives of so

many students. Her talents have been recognized throughout the northwest. She humbly and emotionally accepted that award saying, “I am so glad that I had a chance to have had such an impact on so many lives and my life has been enriched by all of them.” Congratulations Gini!

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Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center 459-0132 Every Mon: (ex 2/15) 9 AM Exercise Class Every Mon: (ex 2/15) 10 AM Fit and Fall Class Every Mon: (ex 2/15) 1 PM Line Dancing Every Tues: (ex 2/16) 9 AM Art Group Every Tues: 1 PM Pinochle Every Tues: 5 PM Bingo Every Wed: 9 AM Tax-Aide Every Wed: 10:30 AM Crochet & Knitters Every Wed: 7 PM Square Dancing Every Thurs: 9 AM Exercise Class Every Thurs: 10 AM Fit and Fall Class Every Fri: 1 PM Bingo Every Fri: 6 PM Friday Night Dance Caldwell Library 459-3242 Every Mon: 10:30 AM Baby ‘n Me Every Mon: 4:30 PM Minecrafternoons Every Tues: 10:30 AM Toddler Storytime Every Tues: (ex 2/2) 4 PM Read to a Therapy Dog Every Wed: 10:30 AM Preschool Storytime Every Wed: (ex 2/24) 6:30 PM Every Child Ready Every Wed: 7 PM Lea con Karla Every Thurs: 3:30 PM Teen Makers Club Every Thurs: (ex 2/4 & 2/11) 6:30 PM Sci Fi Book Club Every Fri: 10:00 AM Tai Chi March 3 Foot Clinic, Senior Center 459-0132. 6-9:30 PM: Bingo, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur 6:30 PM: Board Meeting, Library 459-3242. 7 PM: Read Me Treasure Valley, Library 459-3242. March 4 10 AM-6 PM: Idaho Day, Library 459-3242. 5-7 PM: Knights of Columbus, Lent Alaskan Cod Fish Dinner, Our Lady of the Valley, 1122 W. Linden. 6-8 PM: Dinner at the Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur St. 6-9:30 PM: Bingo, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur 7 PM: Entertainment by James Gang, Birdstop, 702 Main St., 989-1140 March 5 7 AM-12 PM: American Legion #35 Pancake feed. Pancakes, eggs, hash browns, ham, sausage, biscuit and gravy, juice, milk and coffee. 1112 Main St. 10 AM-6 PM: Rock & Gem Show, O’Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St. 455-3004 5-7 PM: “A Night of Magical Fun”, Middleton Young Life - Contact Diana Furrow for tickets 208-921-9966 6-9:15 PM: Bingo, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur 7 PM: Vision Charter Concert at the Birdstop, 702 Main St., 989-1140 March 6 Teen Tech Week, Library 459-3242.

Calendar of Events 8-11 AM: Breakfast, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur 10 AM-6 PM: Rock & Gem Show, O’Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St. 455-3004 March 7 7 PM: City Council Meeting, Caldwell Police Dept. Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 455-4656 7 PM: Youth Art Classes, Caldwell Recreation Building, 618 Irving St., 455-3060. March 8 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Luncheon, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall sponsored by Caxton and Pearl Dentistry, 459-7493. March 9 6 PM: Vallivue School District Board Meeting, 6 PM: Entertainment by Billy Braun, Birdstop, 702 Main St., 989-1140 March 10 2 PM: Thursday Read, Library 459-3242. 2 PM: Midwinter Author Series, Sheila Eismann, Library 459-3242. 4:30 PM: Afterschool Crafts, Library 459-3242. 6-9:30 PM: Bingo, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur March 11 5-7 PM: Knights of Columbus, Lent Alaskan Cod Fish Dinner, Our Lady of the Valley, 1122 W. Linden. 6-8 PM: Dinner at the Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur St. 6-9:30 PM: Bingo, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur 7 PM: SIBA presentation by Heidi Ware Gorongosa Nat’l Park Trip, Mozambique, Deerflat Wildlife, corner of Indiana and Roosevelt. 7 PM: Cigar Box Guitar Festival, Birdstop, 702 Main St. 208- 989-1140 March 12 Teen Tech Week, Library 459-3242. 9 AM: 6th Annual Fort Boise Highland Games and Fence Race, 722-5138 12-5 PM: Luck O’ the Leprechaun Poker Run, 2 PM: Family Afternoon Movie “The Good Dinosaur”, Library 459-3242. 6-9:30 PM: Bingo, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur 7 PM: Nelson at the Helm, Birdstop, 702 Main St. March 13 2 AM: Daylight Savings Time March 14 7 PM: Youth Art Classes, Caldwell Recreation Building, 618 Irving St., 455-3060. 7 PM: URA Meeting, Caldwell Police Dept. Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 455-4656 7 PM: Caldwell School District Board Meeting 455-3300 March 15 Foot Clinic, Senior Center 459-0132. 2 PM: Homeschool Book club, Library 459-3242.

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2-4 PM: Social Media & Web Marketing Workshop, Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, 459-7493 4 PM: Junior Makers, Library 459-3242. March 16 6 PM: Entertainment by Billy Braun, Birdstop, 702 Main St. 989-1140 6 PM: Community Council of Idaho Community Dinner. 317 Happy Day Blvd. Bring a dish to pass. March 17 1 PM: Creative Workshop, Senior Center 459-0132. 4:30-6:30 PM: Business after Hours- Bank of Cascades, 923 Dearborn St. 459-7493 6-9:30 PM: Bingo Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur 7 PM: Entertainment by J-Beerds at the Birdstop,702 Main St. 208- 989-1140 March 18 6-8 PM: Dinner, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur 6-9:30 PM: Bingo, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur 7 PM: Entertainment by John Dingledein at the Birdstop,702 Main St. 989-1140 March 19 2 PM: Boise Baroque Orchestra, Jewett Auditorium, 2112 Cleveland Blvd. 459-5011 5-7 PM: Knights of Columbus, Lent Alaskan Cod Fish Dinner, Our Lady of the Valley, 1122 W. Linden. 6-9:30 PM: Bingo, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur 7:30 PM: Entertainment by Scott Knickerbocker at the Birdstop,702 Main St. 208- 989-1140 March 20 8-11:30 AM: Breakfast, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur St. 12-5 PM: Idaho Vintage Motorcycle Show, O’Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St. 455-3004 March 21 Spring Break Camps begin thru the 25th, YMCA, 454-9622 12-5 PM: Idaho Vintage Motorcycle Show, O’Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St. 455-3004 7 PM: Youth Art Classes @ Caldwell Recreation Building, 618 Irving St. 455-3060 7 PM: City Council Meeting, Caldwell Police Dept. Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 455-4656 March 23 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect, Carpenter Screen Printing, 916 Albany St. 459-7493 March 24 4:30 PM: Afterschool Crafts, Library 459-3242 6 PM: Entertainment by Billy Braun, Birdstop, 702 Main St. 208- 989-1140 March 24 6-8 PM: Dinner, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur 6-9:30 PM: Bingo, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur Calendar Continued on Page 3

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Things are beginning to happen!

by Leora Summers, Editor

Things are really beginning to take off again with the purchase of the Sundowner Motel ($296,169.06) from Rob Pilot and the City’s approval to sell him about 4 acres of property in the Sky Ranch Business Park, a great deal for both. Many of us drive by it frequently as we head north on South 10th towards the freeway just prior to driving over the railroad overpass. The Sundowner is on a block that straddles Indian Creek and has been vacant since 2010. There is talk of day-lighting the creek there and making it a part of the Caldwell Parks system. Can’t you just see how this extension from the already daylighted creek on the other side of South 10th by the water wheel would add to the ambiance of the area? That would be a special site for visitors to see when they enter our city from the South 10th exit for the first time as they travel through town. Exciting times ahead! One of our readers, Sandy Kershner, fondly remembers spending her honeymoon at that hotel almost 50 years ago on March 31, 1966. She applauds the city for this purchase and hopes that they make it into a park and that they put up some type of historical marker about the motel which she said “played a big role in so many of our lives.” It certainly did in hers.


March 25 6-9:30 PM: Bingo, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur St. 8 PM: Comedy at the Birdstop, 702 Main St. March 26 10 AM -12 PM: Easter Egg Hunt, Calvary Chapel 453-9653 10 AM: Town Hall Meeting,Birdstop, 702 Main St. 989-1140 6-9:30 PM: Bingo, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur St. March 27 7:20 AM: Sunrise Service on Lizard Butte, 455-9001. March 28 7 PM: Youth Art Classes @ Caldwell Recreation Building, 455-3060.

March 31 6-9:30 PM: Bingo at the Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur St. April 1 6-8 PM: Bingo at the Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur St. 6-9:30 PM: Bingo at the Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur St. April 2 5-8 PM: Veterans Fundraiser Spaghetti Feed at the Egg Factory, Nampa. 100% of proceeds go to the Caldwell Veterans Hall. 6-9:30 PM: Bingo at the Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur St. April 3 8-11:30 AM: Breakfast, Caldwell Eagles lodge, 815 Arthur St.

Casandra Crowell Retires! by Leora Summers, Editor

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March 2016

Volunteer Milon McDaniel Promoted by Red Cross!

by Leora Summers, Editor

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Since his retirement from the Caldwell S chool District after 36 years in the field of education, Milon McDaniel has been an active volunteer for the Idaho Chapter of the American Red Cross. For many of those years, he served the Southwest Idaho area as a member of the Disaster Action Team that responds to local fires and disasters. During his past 12 years as a volunteer, he has had nine National Disaster response deployments along the way and has had experience and training in many different areas of the

Disaster Cycle Services arm of the Red Cross. When Katrina hit the New Orleans area in 2005, he was asked to drive an ERV (Emergency Response Vehicle) to that area to help out in any way he could. Without hesitation, he said yes and that deployment was the first of his many national deployments to help people in the aftermath of tornadoes, hurricanes, wild fires and flooding. He has become quite a “Jack of all trades” along the way. Currently he is a Disaster Cycle Services Training Instructor, Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) driver, Mass Care Shelter and Feeding worker/supervisor/ manager as well as being a Mental Health worker, Logistics and Bulk Distribution worker, and

Disaster Assessment volunteer. This past summer, Milon was in charge of the Red Cross’s Mass Care Sheltering and Feeding program in Northern Idaho during the wildfires that consumed so many homes and acres of land in that area. In January of 2016, as a result of his many years of training and experience, Milon was officially promoted to the position of Manager of Mass Care Sheltering and Feeding for the American Red Cross. He is the only Manager of Sheltering and Feeding in Idaho and one of only a couple of people that hold this position in the region. Congratulations Milon! We are sure glad you retired! Ha!

Casandra Crowell’s family recently threw a retirement party in her honor at the Caldwell Elks Lodge. Her husband, George Crowell, also retired this year. Casandra is pictured here with her past Caldwell Police Department co-workers: Sharon Rowley (left), herself (center), and Sheila McGregor (right). After working for 35 years, she finally did it! She retired! Caldwellite Casandra Crowell retired on Jan 18th of this year after many years of service in different job positions which she held through the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Corrections for Districts 3 and 4. Of her experience, she said, “It has been a great honor serving the citizens of Idaho and District 3 throughout the length of my career. It has been especially rewarding meeting so many individuals, playing a part in transforming lives one person at a time, and making our communities safer by doing so. Idaho law enforcement agency employees and Idaho Department of Correction employees are some of the most dedicated and professional persons I have had the pleasure of working with.” Her retirement plans consist of spending quality time with her husband, children, grandchildren, friends, travelling, and volunteering in the community. Well done and thank you for your service Casandra!

Canyon County Community Clinic Moves

by Leora Summers, Editor

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Due to the upcoming redevelopment project at their 902 Main Street location along with the attached Trolley Square building, another business, Canyon County Community Clinic, had to relocate. They found a new home in the Cornerstone Building (the old Sears building for you long-time Caldwellites) at 524 Cleveland Blvd, Ste. 110, Caldwell. The owner of the Cornerstone Building is working with them to create the type of space they need to accommodate their services. Canyon County Community Clinic is a non-profit business that has been serving Caldwell since 2013 providing free medical care, medications and addiction recovery services to Canyon County residents who qualify. With this recent move, their rent has spiked to an amount that is consistant with today’s market value, which is much higher than the charitable rent amount per month that they had paid earlier. The clinic is funded by donors and grants and relies heavily on volunteers. The clinic recently received an anonymous $3,000 donation and a $1,000 donation through a GoFundMe Account to help defray costs associated with the move. Donations are always welcome for the appreciated service that this clinic brings to our community! To see how you can help or for more information, go to their website:

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Lewis and Clark receives St. Luke’s grant money!

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Front row, L to R: Terry Harrell, John Muirhead, Bud Weise, Tom Prall. Back row, L to R: Paul Kalb, Dave Parks, Mark Smith, Wes Garvin, Terrance Biggers, Denny Hay (Carrie L. French, Chapter 1, Disabled Veterans of America)

It was a night to honor these Caldwell veterans from the Carrie L. French Chapter 1, Disabled Veterans of American along with their wives on February 12th at the Lenten fish dinners at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. The veterans were to arrive at 6 p.m., but the word got out and hundreds of guests came early to greet them as they arrived and they stayed throughout the dinner to show their respect. I got to meet each

and every one of them and thanked them personally for their service. They were a lot of fun and you could tell that they had a lot of love for one another. That night, we served over 350 guests in two hours. Thanks goes out to the Knights of Columbus and all who came out to support these men. Without you and the Knights, none of this would have been possible. Thanks and God Bless.

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On February 10th, during a high energy assembly celebrating Blue and Yellow Spirit Day, students at Lewis and Clark Elementary (1102 Laster St., Caldwell) learned about the benefits of physical activity. During this assembly, St. Lukes presented the school with a check for $15,000 to create a new track for the school. Blue Cross also donated $1,000 to the cause. Ground breaking for the track will be in late spring with the track’s completion to be before school starts next fall. College of Idaho coaches, athletes and cheerleaders helped celebrate the school’s improvement and spoke to the students about the benefits of physical activity. According to Leigh Peebles, Lewis and Clark principal, the school is a community school. “Our building and grounds benefit the students we serve and their families,” she said. “The addition of a track to our amenities will be valuable to our school culture for years to come. We are so grateful to St. Luke’s for this incredible opportunity to promote activity and involvement for our students.” “St. Luke’s is pleased to support a community asset that will improve the health of children and adults of all ages,” said Kristin Armstrong, a two-time Olympic gold medal cyclist and St. Luke’s manager of community health.

On February 13th, twelve members of the Boise IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 291, under the leadership of Mark Zaleski and Herb Churucca, worked to install wiring and electrical components in the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall. The electricians donated their time to install the wiring systems. The electrical materials were donated by local suppliers and individuals. A pizza lunch offered a welcome break. It is through the unselfish dedication of local groups, such as the hard working folks from Local 291 and the donors who provided the materials, that this project will be successfully completed.






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Front row L to R: Ron Lawson, Shelton Musgrave, Herb Churruca, Rob Lawrence, Dea Roth. Second row L to R: Brian Brown, Tye Thomas, Mark Zaleski, Troy Huggins. Third row L to R: Richard Figuhr, Gary Kyle

Treasure Valley Detachment #878 Donates to CVC

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“Our goal is to encourage kids to develop a lifetime of healthy physical activity,” said Kristin Armstrong. “This partnership helps address a significant need.” About 525 children are enrolled in pre-school through grade 5 at Lewis and Clark. The Caldwell School District is grant funded to provide 100% free breakfast and lunch to all students. Lewis and Clark is approximately 58% Hispanic. The school hosts the district’s severe and profound Special Education program and developmental preschool program.

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L to R: Leigh Peebles (principal in tutu for spirit day), Uneeque Altamira (5th grade), Daniel DeDios (5th grade), Marissa Bryson ( 4th grade), Gabbie Adams (4th grade), Carlos Ortiz (2nd grade), Giselle Donaire (2nd grade). In back: Sherry Adams (teacher).

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Vets Honored at Lenten Fish Dinner

by Pat King

March 2016

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L to R: Arnie Strawn, Frank Guy (Sgt-at-Arms), Walt Modler (Jr. Vice), Terry Harrell (Veterans Council), Rondi Miller (Judge Advocate), John Muirhead (Veterans Council Chairman), David Swickard (Adjutant)

On January 29th, a presentation of a $3,000.00 donation was made by the Treasure Valley Detachment #878 of the Marine Corps League to the CVC (Caldwell Veterans Council) to be used for the continuing remodel of the Veterans Memorial Hall (the old Carnegie Library dedicated in 1913). The Marines of Treasure Valley challenge other Veterans’ organizations to donate to the completion of the Veterans Memorial Hall in Caldwell, a place where all Veterans can meet and get assistance.

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What is an osteopathic physician and will spinal manipulation help with my low back pain?

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by Justin Parkinson, DO, Caldwell RTTP

Osteopathic physicians (DO) trained at a medical school similar to an allopathic physicians (MD). However, osteopathic medicine includes additional training in spinal manipulation. Clinicians have used manual manipulation, or adjustments, of the spine for thousands of years. Currently in the United States, osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists practice spinal manipulation techniques. Manual manipulation techniques were introduced to American medicine more than a century ago. Andrew Taylor Still was the founder of osteopathic medicine, with medical schools now all throughout the nation. The goal of any manipulation is to restore body function, and pain-free movement of the musculoskeletal system. In the past decade, there has been a significant growth in evidence supporting the benefits

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of manipulation. Several different forms exist including high-velocity, low-amplitude maneuvers, or a “snap, crackle, pop” technique as my staff refers to it. As well as other techniques that work on soft tissue, tender points, and even muscle. Use of these techniques varies based on physical exam findings and training. Low back pain is unfortunately common. It also presents with a variety of causes, diagnostic options, and treatments, making cost a concern. The most cost effective approach would be prevention, including proper lifting techniques, stretches, balanced posture, avoid trauma, and safe and appropriate exercise. However, when this fails, having a physician that is able to provide both a full-scope of medical care and manual medicine has proven to be beneficial. The current evidence, suggests that osteopathic manipulation is an effective way to treat acute and chronic low back pain. Compared

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to common treatment methods, manipulation is as effective. Common methods include over the counter medications (Ibuprofen, Aleve, Tylenol, etc.), prescription medications, home exercise, and physical therapy. Compared to medications, manipulation appears to have minimal adverse effects, making it a safer option. A recent study suggested that receiving osteopathic manipulative therapy by a primary care physician was associated with 18.5% fewer prescriptions, 74.2% fewer x-rays, 76.9% fewer referrals, and 90% fewer MRI scans, which led to reduced overall costs. Spinal manipulation may not be effective in all patients, but it does provide you, as the patient, with another treatment option worth looking into. Dr. Justin Parkinson, DO, is a 3rd year medical resident in Caldwell’s Rural Track Training Program (RTTP) for family physicians. He is originally from Meridian, Idaho, and went to medical school at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA.

by Ms. Dee Ann Jones (BPA Advisor)

Right: Garrett Peterson (Vallivue Chapter President) proudly received a proclamation from Mayor Garret Nancolas, declaring a Business Professionals of America (BPA)Week in Caldwell during the month of February at February’s City Council meeting in honor of the area’s student organizations.

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Left: Attending that evening along with Garrett representing the youth chapters from Vallivue and Caldwell were from left to right: Sergio Sarmiento, Garrett Peterson (Vallivue Chapter President), Jaeslin Peterson (Caldwell Chapter President), Maria Ortiz, Makenna Ricks, and Allison McConnell. Photo by Dee Ann Jones

February is Career & Technical Education month and the second week of February 8-14, is Business Education week. The BPA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. BPA is the leading Career Technical Student Organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related fields. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, and technological skills.

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they pay back the 5% that was granted to them. CHA received $147,000 of old federal money that was “de-obligated,” so with no federal strings attached. However, CHA is voluntarily following many of the federal guidelines. They are looking for “properties of opportunity” to purchase one at a time as they sell the previous houses that they just completed on their previous property purchases. Mike Dittenber (CHA Executive Director) reported that the building of new houses on these properties and removing the blighted ones has motivated the surrounding neighbors to spruce up their own places. Everybody wins! Caldwell Housing Authority is taking “blight” and making it right, one property at a time.

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Luck O’ the Leprechaun Poker Run – Saturday, March 12th from 12 to 5 PM You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the green rolling hills in the Sunnyslope area of Idaho. While touring wineries and restaurants in Sunnyslope guests can try their hand at a running game of poker. Each player will draw a playing card at five or more of the participating locations to build their poker hand. The highest hand, following standard poker rules, will win a gift basket, valued at $100, filled with select wines and gift cards. The prize will be awarded on March 17th by the Sunnyslope Wine Trail. There is no cost to participate. Participants must be over 21. Designated drivers are encouraged – DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Sunnyslope Wine Trail Wine Festival – August 20th from 2-6 PM All the wineries of Sunnyslope Wine Trail will gather together for an afternoon filled with music at the Caldwell Train Depot in historic downtown Caldwell. For more information visit

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Horsewood...the momentum has begun!

by Leora Summers, Editor

With the plans to tear down Trolley Square for the upcoming theater etc. to be built in Caldwell, one particular occupant has been displaced, and with that change, came opportunity for that business to take its business to the next level. This is happening to Horsewood Catering, a mom and pop catering business, owned and run by Aaron and Jessie Horsewood. They will be stepping up their business plan by creating a new restaurant featuring a local farm-to-fork menu with a street flair, using specially grown produce just for them by Blue Barn Produce while still continuing their catering business. Their restaurant will be located at 212 South Kimball Avenue, a place with special meaning to my family. And with this, a little history comes into play for me. This building currently houses Storey and Company, Simply Stylin’ and the retiring Christian Book Store. I remember sitting down there (212 South Kimball) helping with our family business’s (Summers Office Supply) closing-out sale while the O.J. Simpson trial of was going on, so around 1994. Betty and Les Summers had their business there for 53 years before closing the doors. Since then, the Kelly sisters had a gift shop there for awhile and when they left the building, the building was divided into 3 separate spaces. That’s when Storey and Company, Simply Stylin’ and the Christian Book Store became occupants. There may have been others in between, but I really don’t recall. Now with Aaron and Jessie Horsewood stepping it up and bringing in a new restaurant and dining experience to the street, the transition in downtown Caldwell is really beginning to happen. The momentum has begun.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters in Caldwell

by Amy Stahl, St. Luke’s Communications Manager

Swimming, rock climbing , shooting hoops and playing games is nothing new at the Caldwell YMCA, right? Two times a month, however, the Y becomes a special gathering place for 5 pairs of kids and adults who have been “matched” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Idaho of Southwest Idaho. At the Y, “Bigs” and “Littles” use the facility for free during their pre-identified meeting times, says Olivia Sorenson, development director of BBBS of Southwest Idaho. “It is good for the kids who don’t have transportation and provides a specified time to meet with their Big,” she says. “The Y recognizes that the youth need somewhere to engage in healthy activities.” BBBS of Southwest Idaho is among 13 Canyon County programs supported by the St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Funds. Several of the grants provide support specifically for Caldwell services. St. Luke’s grants are awarded to non-profit organizations that provide physical activity programs, nutrition education, mental health services and other priorities identified in the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment, a data-driven report about how to improve community health. Besides the Y, there are other ways for “Bigs” and “Littles” in Caldwell to share mutual interests. Rachael and Cathy, who met three years ago, have discovered that they both love music, doing “girly” things and laughing a lot. Rachael is the oldest of five siblings. With a large family, it can be easy to feel like you get lost in the shuffle and her mom says she tends to worry more about her siblings than herself. That’s what first brought her to Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2013 where she met her Big Sister, Cathy. For their first year anniversary, they scoured thrift stores for formal dresses, had “Princess Makeovers” at a local cosmetology school, and went to a play. Often, Rachael and Cathy visit a local assisted

living facility where they visit with residents and sing together. “It’s just really fun to hang out with my Big,” says Rachael. “She taught me how to ride a horse and we always have a lot of fun together.”

Thirteen non-profit organizations serving Canyon County have received community health grants from St. Luke’s. Grants totaling about $62,000 were awarded to Canyon County organizations from the St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Fund (CHIF), a longstanding community benefit program that provides financial support for community health improvement activities. “St. Luke’s has long been committed to improving the health of the communities we serve,” said Ed Castledine, St. Luke’s Nampa site administrator. “We are happy to partner with and support these Canyon County organizations that align with our mission.” Canyon County organizations that received 2015-2016 CHIF grants include: • American Cancer Society – Relay for Life • Big Brothers Big Sisters – Mentoring Matters • Boys & Girls Club of Nampa – Triple Play • Canyon County Community Clinic – Where Health & Wellness Meet • Family Advocates – BabySteps Prenatal Education

• Friends in Action – Legacy Corps Caregiver Support • Junior Achievement – JA for a Day at Lewis & Clark Elementary School, Caldwell • Mercy Housing Northwest – Resident Service Program • Nampa Civic Center – Senior Faire • Nampa Family Justice Center – Abuse in Later Life Program • Northwest Nazarene University – Roger Curran X-C Race • Snake River Stampede – Stampede for a Cure • Terry Reilly Health Services – SANE Solutions Applications are reviewed by a committee appointed by the St. Luke’s executive team. The review committee gives special consideration to proposals that address one or more of the priorities identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment, a data-based report produced by St. Luke’s in collaboration with community partners. Nearly 70 organizations throughout southern Idaho received CHIF grants totaling $402,000. CHIF applications for the 2016-2017 fiscal year will be available August 1. For guidelines, please see

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Cathy and Rachel celebrating their first year anniversary. “Cathy has been a dedicated Big Sister to Rachael and it’s fun to hear about all of their outings and adventures,” says Sarah Leeds, CEO of BBBS of Southwest Idaho. “I know their relationship has impacted both of them for the better. Rachael has truly blossomed into a generous, talented young woman over the past few years and Cathy has been a significant influence during that time.” There is a continuing need for adults willing to befriend a child in Caldwell. “It is important for people to know that there are kids in Caldwell on a waiting list of up to a year,” says Leeds. “Given how long the kids have been waiting, it is an acute need.” If you are interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and can make a minimum one year commitment, please call (208) 377-2552 or see

Editor’s Note: This is one of the 6 Caldwell nonprofit programs that received a community health grant from St. Luke’s.

13 Canyon County Non-Profit Organizations Receive Community Health Grants

by Amy Stahl, St. Luke’s Communications Manager

Another IRS Scam

by Leora Summers, Editor

I was recently called with another IRS scam. It started out where the caller stated the following: “This call is from the United States Treasury intending your serious attention. Ignoring this will be an intentional second attempt to avoid initial appearance before a magistrate judge or a grand jury for a federal criminal offense. Now, this is the final attempt to reach you . To know your case number and to speak to a federal agent call back on (567) 252-4011. I repeat, (567) 252-4011. Thank you.” My caller ID, reported that the call was from “Lakeside Mar OH.” The call briefly interrupted my workout to “Sweating to the Oldies 2” with Richard Simmons and went to my voice mail. As I heard it out loud, I was rocking out and marching around to “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” I knew that I had to pass it on to all of you!

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March 2016


On February 18th, the College of Idaho broke ground for the new Cruzen-Murray Library which will be located on Hayman Field (in front of Sterry Hall and beside the current Terteling Library). The Terteling Library has served the college for 50 years and will remain standing and be repurposed. Terteling was “state of the art” and a new library when I attended the College of Idaho. This new building is a gift from the estate of the late Deborah Cruzen-Murray and her husband, Glenn Richard Murray, Jr. This is one of the largest estate gifts ever bestowed upon the college. Dr. Charlotte Borst (4th from the right in photo) dug in and helped break ground with other dignitaries involved in the creation of this new “state of the art” library at the College. This contribution that made this new library a reality came from Deborah Cruzen-Murray, a woman

along with her husband Richard, who became good friends with President Hendren and his wife during Hendren’s reign at the college. Debbie was a trustee at the college between 19912003 during Hendren’s presidency. During her time as trustee, she served the college with gusto and grace. She redesigned Blatchley Hall and today there is a plaque there dedicated to her. She once went to Bob Hendren and told him that the robes for the choir looked a little tattered and asked if he would he allow her to design some new robes for them, which she then did. Those were glorious years for her when she served on the board. Her husband Richard played an incredible role as a partner to Debbie in her relationship with the college. He was a high-profile busy man, yet he would come to the C of I when she would come as a trustee. Through the friendship they developed with the Hendrens, they both came to love the institution. One of the speakers met Deborah and her husband in 2006 in their California home, He noticed many beautiful porcelain art pieces throughout her house. Instead of talking about her art pieces, She told him about how she grew up in Idaho on a family ranch and that she had so many fond memories. That conversation morphed into a conversation about the College of Idaho. She knew that 75% of the students that attended the college came from Idaho and she remembered one particular student where the College of Idaho “transformed his life.” That’s when she knew that

College of Idaho Sports The College of Idaho, men’s basketball team fought hard this season but came up short of their ultimate goal of a National Championship with a 79-58 drubbing at the hands of Oregon Tech in the Cascade Conference Quarterfinals. This was a difficult season for the young ‘Yotes squad, who fought hard this year, but struggled to put games away. They will be back next year with added experience and team chemistry along with new recruits to make next year an exciting season. The ‘Yotes continued into the second round to the CCC playoffs with a big 14 point win over Walla Walla, but could not build on that momentum against Oregon Tech. The ‘Yotes will look forward to next year as they retain their core and top three scorers in Joey Nebeker (20.7 points per game),

by Jeremy Feucht, Caldwell Perspective

Aitor Zubizarreta (16.6 points per game) and Dominique Jordan (10 points per game). Each are Juniors and will be joined by four other Juniors making next year a very veteran team that will be exciting to watch. With the end of one season brings the start of another as the C of I baseball program launches into full gear. After starting their season 7-0, the ‘Yotes dropped their first game against Puget Sound before rebounding to win five of their next seven. Starting the year off 12-3 propels expectations of a team that had some big wins last year, including a 10 run drubbing of the eventual National Champion LewisClark State Warriors. Continued on page 8

by Leora Summers, Editor

the library was the gift that she wanted to leave to the institution. S h e believed that the college was a place where students and faculty transformed themselves and that a library was a hub for that transformation. She believed that this gift would be a vehicle to transform the lives of students and the community for years to come. The porcelain pieces from her home will grace the library. The library will be a sleek three-story 60,000 squarefoot modern glass-and-steel designed building with the traditional books, etc. that libraries have along with study areas-both private and group, a café, multi-media classrooms and public spaces for readings and exhibitions. There will also be a 24/7 study space. The building is a multimillion-dollar undertaking and by Deborah’s wishes, the exact dollar amount will not be released. Richärd+bauer, a Phoenix-based architectural firm designed the building which will be built by Kreizenbeck Constructors of Boise. It is expected to be completed by late 2017.


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March 2016

Family Advocates joins Caldwell Business Community

Photo by Leora Summers

The Caldwell Chamber held a ribbon cutting on February 3rd to welcome Family Advocates (513 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell) into our business community. Family Advocates, a private, independent 501(c)(3) non-profit agency founded in 1978 by two foster parents who the saw the need for advocacy for children, serves 10 counties in southwest Idaho. It works to strengthen families and keep kids safe by empowering everyday people to

by Leora Summers, Editor

protect and enrich the lives of youth. There are two departments, safe kids and strong families. Safe kids, works to protect children taken out of abusive homes through their CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program in the 3rd & 4th Judicial Districts. Their services include four programs with one being the aforementioned CASA program and three others that disrupt the

cycle of abuse and neglect: Home Visiting, Parents Anonymous, and BabySteps. The staff of Family Advocates is honored to be a part of the city of Caldwell and looks forward to serving a most vulnerable population (the children), in the courtroom, in the home and in our community. For more information, go to:, or call Jaime Hansen at (208) 345-3344, ext 1002.

Front row L to R: Lone Trude (Chamber), Jeff Dearing (CASA Program Director), Jaime Hansen (Advocate Executive Director), Morgan Kelly (Advocate Coordinator), Yazmin Rich (Advocate Coordinator), Christine Dwello (Volunteer), Jeff Stoker (Chamber) Back row L to R: Laurie Boston (Chamber), Nicole Pearson (SHIP Program), Greg Watkins (Advocate Board Member)

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Ribbon Cutting at Alexander Place

L to R:Scott McCormick (Ambassador), Tammy Chadwick (Sales Manager), Kristy Howington (Life Enrichment Coordinator), Diana Cardenas (House Keeping), Mayor Garret Nancolas, and Carol Howell (Ambassador) with other employees in the background.

On February 9th, the Chamber honored businesses and people for their hard work and dedication to our community and to the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce during 2015. Honors were awarded as follows: Newest Members of the Year: Martin Beal (Beal Media), Amanda Scott ( John L. Scott Real Estate), and Alice Pyle (Junior Achievement of Idaho) Ambassador of the Year: Carol Howell of IIB (Idaho Independent Bank)

by Leora Summers, Editor

On February 24th, Alexander Place (formerly Annabelle House) located at 917 E. Ustick, Caldwell, celebrated its Grand Reopening with a Chamber ribbon cutting. The recent name change was made to align it more closely with its mission to provide a vibrant community where senior residents can thrive. Mayor Garret Nancolas honored this ribbon cutting by declaring February 24th as “Alexander Place Day!” Theresa Hardin (Caldwell Chamber of Commerce President) attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony to acknowledge the residence’s new, invigorated approach to senior care. For more information about Alexander Place go to their website: idaho/alexander-place-caldwell.

Chamber Awards

by Leora Summers, Editor

Event Volunteer of the Year: Gary Weaver of Farmers Insurance Business of the Year: Dillon Wickel of Indian Creek Steakhouse Nonprofit of the Year: Jaime Hansen, Executive Director of Family Advocates Volunteer of the Year: Bruce Barnhill, volunteer at Heart ‘n Home & Palliative Care, LLC, Outstanding Member of the Year: Loni Trude, Balloon Artist of Idaho Buckaroo Breakfast Honor: Jeremy Hoover, Chef Extraordinaire, was recognized for his dedication for the past 5

years for his participation which contributed to the success of the Caldwell Chamber’s Buckaroo Breakfast Neal Webster introduced Scott Syme as the new Chairman for the Board of Directors & Committee Chairs for 2016. Syme sees our city to be on the precipice of “really starting to make things happen in Caldwell.” He doesn’t want the city to sit on things due to “paralysis by analysis.” To help prevent that, he wants to see the board become more politically active by representing our city’s businesses better. C of I Sports continued from page 7

The season started off with a four game sweep of Arizona Christian in Phoenix and followed by their first no-hitter sine 1958 in a 13-0 win over Minot State. With six players with batting averages over .360, this team is aggressive at the plate and on the bases having stolen 42 bases in 48 attempts. The team has a batting average of .315 led by Cole Mansanarez with at .424. The pitching staff has been equally dominate with a team earned run average of 2.71. Kaleb Price has been strong in relief having thrown 16 innings and has only given up one run and eight hits. The season continues at Wolfe Field in March 4-6 against in-state rival and perennial powerhouse Lewis-Clark State College. From there, the ‘Yotes will play in Klamath Falls against Oregon Tech in a four game set before coming back home and playing University of British Columbia on March 19 and 20. The first Top-25 rankings will come out March 15. Come out and support your ‘Yotes at Wolfe Field!

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Dale Smith of Caldwell gave me a call the day he received his January edition of our Caldwell Perspective to let me know that I had a mistake in that paper. I asked him which mistake he might be referring to as I was sure there could possibly be more than one. He told me that the photo that was labeled, “Mueggler’s City Bakery” was indeed a photo of the bakery in the Albertsons store in Caldwell where he worked during that time period, because he recognized the signs and the outfits that the ladies in the bakery were required to wear during that time. Albertson opened his first store in 1939 in Boise at 16th and State Street. In 1940, he opened his second and third stores in Nampa and Caldwell respectively. The number of stores today, exceeds over 2,230 stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia and has over 250,000 employees. The store that Dale worked in was located where the Penny Wise Drug building is, on the corner of Kimball/Cleveland. This was the second site for the store in Caldwell. The first store site was on Kimball, near Indian Creek, where the vineyard now exists. Dale worked in the bakery with the lady on the left in the photo and said that her name was Doris. He said that the bakery ladies wore blue and white checkered dresses and little Dutch-style hats. He began working there as a baker’s apprentice when he was 12 years old in 1951, earning 75 cents an hour, working 10-12 hour days, but being paid for only 8 hour days. He said he did “everything under the sun,” like frying donuts, sweeping floors, and wiping down bins to name a few. He even helped make chicken pot pies. In 1954, he left Albertsons, taking a job at OK Food Center in Boise, where he was paid $2.50 an hour. He later returned to work as a bakery manager at a Boise Albertsons when he was 24 years old. By that time, he had already been working a bakery job for 12 years. It’s always fun to get a correction that leads to a little more insight into Caldwell’s history and to be able to enjoy another story connected to it. Thanks Dale!


by Ellen Batt


A JAPANESE AMERICAN FAMILY CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, Harper Collins 2016 Pamela R o t n e r Sakamoto’s Midnight in Broad Daylight tracks the life-story of an actual JapaneseAmerican family from the early 1900’s through post WWII. This narrative is a riveting story of struggle, grief, misery and inspiring perseverance. In September 1911, Katsuji Fukahara and his picture bride, Kinu, married in Washington State. Their first two children, Victor and Mary, were sent to Japan at a young age to be educated in traditions of Japanese culture, which was the custom in that day. They lived with Kinu’s wealthy sister, Kiyo, in Hiroshima. Three younger sons, Harry, Frank, and Pierce, grew up in America, not knowing their two older siblings until much later when their siblings returned to the family. Kinu, widowed a few years later, returned to Hiroshima as the Depression and growing resentment of the Japanese made their life more difficult. The book documents WWII experiences in two cultures as the family lives through post-WWI prosperity in the Northwest, the Depression, WWII, and the internment camps. In Japan,


they experience the country’s fierce loyalty to the emperor, harsh militaristic schooling, Hiroshima’s destruction, and the disillusionment when the centuries of an emperor’s rule ended. Some of the children lived their adult lives in America and served in the American military, while the others remained in Hiroshima, fighting for Japan. All ages will find this a worthwhile book choice. It’s an enlightening walk through WWII history we more frequently see via the European focus.

Caldwell on the move

Development excitement continues in this young year for the City of Caldwell with new and expanding initiatives in downtown and throughout the community. The Downtown Caldwell “renaissance” continues to gain momentum with efforts moving forward to acquire and demolish the former Sundowner Motel. In a partnership with the Pilote family (owners of the Sundowner), the City of Caldwell, and the Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency, the City will be acquiring the Motel from the Pilotes for the purpose of demolition and “daylighting” the creek that currently flows under the development. The Pilote family will be acquiring from the Urban Renewal agency approximatley 4 acres of industrial zoned property in Sky Ranch Business Center with the purpose of developing and assisting our community in bringing investment

by Steve Fultz, Caldwell Economic Development Director

and jobs to our City. The Pilote family has been a tremendous partner in supporting a revitalized downtown...they have many years of experience in land acquistion and development and I, for one, am looking forward to continued partnership with the Family in future development in Sky Ranch and throughout Caldwell. Closing on the properties is exected to happen this Spring. RFQ for the Plaza has been drafted and distributed with expected award of the contract to be set for later this Spring. In other development news: The Urban Renewal Agency and Project “QT” have settled on a site in Sky Ranch Business Center. The company has agreed to purchase 10 acres for construction of 90,000 sq ft light mfg facility off of Linden Road across the street from the Caldwell Industrial Airport Terminal. The company will create 55-85 jobs with wages

that exceed Canyon County average wages. The Letter of Intent has been submitted and approved, the Purchase and Sales agreement has been drafted, and intial site meeting with the City’s “development roundtable” meeting has taken place. The company’s desire is to be open for operation by late 2016. The Strider Group scheduled to closed on 19 acres in Sky Ranch around April 1st. This development group will be building larger spec industrial/ warehouse/distribution spaces to meet growing demand. They expect to begin construction of their first building yet this year. So much news, so little space. We will continue to provide updates each month so stay tuned...exciting times in Caldwell!

Chamber Welcomes WVMC Renovated Cath Lab

By Leora Summers, Editor

Photo by Leora Summers

Caldwell’s Albertsons Store in the Early 50’s



On February 17th, the Caldwell Chamber, with about 50 onlookers, held a ribbon cutting at WVMC (West Valley Medical Center) to introduce the expansion of services and space for their newly updated “cath lab” (cardiac electrophysiology and catheterization lab) to the Caldwell business community. This was a $3 million addition and renovation to WVMC which will now allow the hospital to L to R: Amanda Guzman (Chamber), Patrick Bridges (Executive Director provide advanced electrophysiology treatments in Canyon County such of Cardiac Services), Dr. Lyndon Box (West Valley Medical Group, WVMG, as: angioplasty and coronary artery Cardiac Interventionalist), Dr. Karl Undesser (WVMG Electrophysiologist), stent placement, MRI-compatible Jennifer Osput (WVMC Chief Operating Officer), and Jeff Stoker (Chamber) 11472 W. Pristinebrook Dr. pacemaker and defibrillator placement, ablation and hybrid Beautifully Nestled in Star, ID ablation, cardiac resynchronization therapy, cardioversion, atherosclerosis Whether this is your new home or not I can atherectomy, pericardiocentesis, help you find what you intravascular ultrasound, and 3-D are looking for! electrophysiology mapping. The group toured the expanded Rick Sweaney lab and were given a demonstration 208-880-2395 of some of the procedures that are This nicely decorated 1,403 sq. ft. split performed at the lab by Dr. Lyndon bedroom home will please the eye when Box (cardiac interventionalist) while you walk in. 3 Bdrm., 2 baths, large Dr. Undesser, (electrophysiologist) rooms and a very nice design. The home looked on. is located on a large lot and next to one Caldwell residents no longer have of the community parks. An oversized to go out of town for these updated patio and new storage building really diagnostic, non-surgical services. complete this property.....$165,000 Heart-shaped cookies, signifying the purpose of the lab, were served. Yummm… fun!

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March 2016

Spring–A Time for Renewal

by Kim Deugan, AAFV Executive Director

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It’s starting to look like spring, a time for renewal and new birth. Renewal requires opening yourself up to new ways of thinking and feeling. That isn’t always easy for those surviving the trauma of abuse. When the violence is finally over and you have arranged all the practical things like housing, money and schools for the children, you may be expecting to feel great. But that is unlikely to happen right away. Recovering from abuse by someone who was close to you is a long process, and the damage may stay with you and your children for years. Treat yourself gently, don’t rush the healing process, and don’t expect to achieve everything you want to right away. Maybe you want to make huge changes by changing your whole lifestyle; joining local organizations, returning to education, or looking for a (different) job. It’s good to have hopes and ambitions for the future, but try to set realistic goals

and move at your own pace, rather than being concerned about what others might be thinking. Some of the things you might like to do: • Take time and space for yourself each day. • Reward yourself. • Do something you enjoy and are good at. • Exercise regularly (swimming, dancing, walking or climbing). • Learn a new skill (yoga, meditation, self-defense). • Be creative: try drawing, painting, writing, or journaling. • Practice relaxation exercises (breathing exercises, tai chi, self-hypnosis or massage). It’s also important to eat well and to get enough sleep, if you can. Take time and enjoy this season of renewal for your new life! If you or someone you know is in need of free assistance on their path to freedom, please call 459-4779 and ask to speak with an advocate or counselor.

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March 2016

Steve Jordan–Quite a Life! Quite a Fella!

My neighbor, Arnold Hernandez, called me one day and said that I just had to meet this guy, that he was one of the most interesting people that he has run into, that he has had incredible adventures in his life and that somebody had to know about this man named Steve Jordan, age 86. Steve, Arnold and I met at the Acapulco Restaurant, where I began to unravel his story. He was born in 1929 at his grandparent’s ranch, the old Ireton Place, on Squaw Butte. Later, his family moved to Middleton where he attended grade school, and then ended up moving to Emmett, graduating from Emmett High School in 1948. Post high school, he worked for the government as a diamond drill helper at the dam site at Garden Valley. In 1949 his work took him to eastern Idaho, Bliss and Hells Canyon. He was drafted into the army in 1952, and served for 2 years, with 6 months of that in Japan and the rest in Korea. After his stint in the army, he bummed around for a while before returning to his parents place in Emmett where he worked at many different jobs, first buying into a heating business with another fellow. But he soon quit that business. He then worked for Idaho’s State Highway Department for awhile, in construction for a year or two and then as a driller again at Hells Canyon. He moved on to work for the Oregon’s Highway Department on bridge projects in Seneca, Jordan Valley and “all over the place.” It was after that, he said that he met an “old boy in the stone business,” where he cut stone out of a mountain for “stone for building.” Soon he had his own semi-truck and loaded and delivered stone for buildings with some of his stone being used to

build the Presbyterian Church in Homedale and the apartments at the intersection of South 10th Avenue and Karcher Road. He told me that he was one of the first haulers to bring Oakley stone into Idaho. After the stone business “tightened up” he went into the adventure business, taking people on rafting trips down the Salmon River. Between 1960-61, he joined the Outfitters and Guides association. What started out as a rafting business, turned into an outfitter’s hunting and fishing business. He bought property above Riggins and began doing jet boat trips on the River of No Return. Steve got into “big cat” (cougar) hunting. He said, “too many of the cats were killing too many of our game and that’s when I decided that I had to help get rid of some of those cats.” While on a hunt, after a mom of 4 kittens was killed, he took one home for a pet. He used to take that cougar to “sport and gun” shows in California, where he walked him around on a leash causing quite a stir. When being interviewed on TV once, he was asked what his cougar’s name was, to which he responded, “I don’t know, he’s kind of a dud,” and that was the name that stuck, Dud! After selling his adventure business around 1979, he went into the boat-building business. He built boats for the next three years wherever he could find a place or warehouse to build them. There was more demand than boats at that time and business was good. His true love seemed to be “chasing the film” around. While on the river and during his outfitting days, he began filming his adventures. He has taken wild life pictures for magazines and has finished three adventure

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films: a cougar hunt, an elk hunt, and a river trip, which he has shown to schools, E l k s Lodges a n d Optimist Clubs. He filmed a cattle drive out of Gem County once and has never been able to complete that adventure into the film that he wanted to make. “Money has never been an object with me. I should have been somebody, but I wasn’t. I woke up on my birthday and 20 years flew by,” he said at the end of our visit. After listening to Steve Jordan’s tell his stories, I realized that the thing that bothered him most was that his last filming about the cattle drive was left unfinished along with other adventures in film cans at his home. He said the “dollar thing” was holding him up and that there were “too many to do and not enough time to do it” along with losing the ambition to get the job done. These adventures were all on 16 mm film. There is one thing that Steve was wrong about though. He had been “someone” to many people along the way. The 3,000 plus people who signed his guest book that took his guided river trips and outback adventures will always remember him, along with all the other people he served and worked beside and also Arnold Hernandez who met him in his later years. And now you too may recognize him as he walks down South 10th during his many walks downtown. Say “hi” to him if you see him, so it reminds him that he is somebody!

Book Review-Winter Wheat by Mildred Walker

Review by Amy Perry Mildred Walker (Schemm) (May university in Minnesota. Away from the family wheat 2, 1905 – May 27, 1998), an American ranch for the first time, Ellen finds love and believes novelist who published 12 novels, her future settled. When her city fiancé is dismayed by was nominated for the National Book his visit to the dry-land wheat ranch and calls off their Award. She graduated from Wells marriage, complicated by a poor harvest, Ellen is left College and from the University of adrift and unable to return to university. The following Michigan. She was a faculty member at Wells College winter is a time of maturing and learning to cope with from 1955 to 1968. life. Her adventures will seem horrific to the young I have received many requests for this book over women of today, but are much like my own mother’s the last five years, so when a copy finally crossed my stories of her girlhood. desk, I moved it to the top of my reading pile. This is a well-written book, interesting as both a Winter Wheat is a classic “coming of age” novel coming of age novel for girls as well as a historical published in 1944. This classic story is now a women’s novel. I would recommend this book to anyone history lesson and an accurate history of the settling of interested in agricultural history, women’s history or the west between World War I and World War II. Montana history. The story opens with Ellen’s hopes of attending

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For the last year, we’ve spent several hours each week at the local YMCA. Sara attends an organized exercise class. I’m more of the freelance type. Sometimes I work out on a machine that involves pedaling while sitting. Other days, I’ll walk 3.5 miles on the indoor track. I usually spend at least a few minutes on several different machines designed to improve upper body strength. Sometimes I get really daring and spend anywhere for 10 to 20 minutes on an elliptical machine. There are two levers that you alternate pushing and pulling with your arms while your leg on one side is going the opposite direction as the arm on that side. I’m probably not doing a very good job of explaining how the elliptical works. Let’s just say the design was probably handed down from the Spanish Inquisition. The worst part about the elliptical machine is mental. I usually chug along at between 60 and 75 steps per minute, slowing down periodically to wipe off the perspiration rolling down my face and stinging my eyes. That wouldn’t be so bad, except that on the elliptical next to me, a thirty-something mother of three has been running for two hours at 180 steps per minute and is hardly breaking a sweat. The best part of my daily workout is watching everyone else work out. I don’t know many of the

Who was this fellow Saint Patrick?

Saint Patrick was a priest, born in Britain (born around 387 A.D. and dying around 460 A.D.), who was captured by Irish pirates and brought to Ireland when he was 16. After 6 years in Ireland, he escaped back to Britain. After he became a priest, he went back to Ireland and became the first bishop of Armagh, primate of Ireland and is credited with spreading Christianity across Ireland. Around 1737, as a way to keep their Irish heritage alive in America, Irish immigrants living in Boston celebrated Saint Patrick’s day on March 17th, the day Saint Patrick died. Around 1766, U.S. cities began having big parades to celebrate the day. On this day, the Lenten abstinence of alcohol was lifted, thus all the drinking of beer and green beer began as a tradition and the “good times rolled.” Saint Patrick’s Day is also celebrated all over the world to honor him for spreading Christianity through Ireland.

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folks by name, but since we all seem to be there at the same times, on the same days, the faces are familiar. There’s the lady who blows by me on the track like I’m walking backwards. She’s probably in the same age group as me, so it bothered me the first few times it happened. But then I discovered she was just warming up for a class. She’s walking five laps and I’m walking about 48. I figure I’m entitled to use a little slower pace. Then there are the weight lifters. They do all their grunting while facing a huge floor-to-ceiling mirror. They claim the mirrors are needed so they can make sure their lifting techniques are correct. It looks to me like there’s at least a little narcissism involved. I might be wrong. There are lots of things in the modern world I don’t understand -- like how people can get excited about soccer. There are a lot of reasons people work out. Some of the younger ones probably think it will make them live forever. Others are trying to lose weight. Some of them appear to be training so if someone jumps them in a dark alley, they will be able to punch the assailant senseless. I think self-defense is a legitimate reason to work out, but I don’t believe there is any reason to overdo it – especially at my age. A man has to understand his limitations. My exercise goal is to be in good enough shape so if attacked in an alley, I can hold the pistol steady. by Leora Summers, Editor

The color blue was originally associated with the day, but eventually it changed to green, representing the “Isle of Green” and the shamrocks that were said to be used by Saint Patrick to teach the people about the holy trinity. There is a legend that St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. This legend may have come about due to the fact that there are no snakes in Ireland today. Research indicates that snakes may not have lived after postglacial Ireland. The story of Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland is one of the most favorite stories about him. by Walt Zischke

What a wonderfully quiet quaint friendly little town! When my family and I moved here in the summer of 2001, we immediately felt welcome and comfortable. On 26, January 2015 , my wife of over 55 years had a heart attack and passed on to bigger and better things. Many friends gathered around my family and helped us through a very hard time, for which I am very grateful and thankful. On Dec. 16, 2015, I got a Christmas card in the mail. I did not recognize the name on the card. When I opened the card, there was a hand-written note that said, “You won’t recognize the name because we’ve probably never met. I just prefer to send cards randomly to folks who may actually appreciate them. The very best to you and yours for the holidays!,” signed, Harry J. Eodice. The card’s printed words were, “May the spirit of Christmas be with you throughout the New Year.” This card just made my day, this being the first Christmas since Bonnie passed, I was quite apprehensive about how the Christmas would go-not anymore!

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Prep: 15 mins • Total Time: 15 mins • Servings: 6 Ingredients: 2 celery stalks, cut into 3-inch pieces 3 carrots, cut into 3-inch pieces 1 small yellow onion, cut into 1-inch wedges (root end left intact) 1/2 pound small potatoes, halved if large 6 sprigs thyme 1 corned beef brisket (about 3 pounds), plus pickling spice packet or 1 T. pickling spice 1/2 head Savoy cabbage, cut into 1-1/2 inch wedges Grainy mustard, for serving Directions: In a 5-to-6 quart slow cooker, place celery, carrots, onion, potatoes, and thyme. Place corned beef, fat side up, on top of vegetables and sprinkle with pickling spice; add enough water to almost cover meat (4-6 cups). Cover and cook on high until corned beef is tender, 4-1/4 hour (or 8-1/2 hours on low). Arrange cabbage over corned beef, cover, and continue cooking until cabbage is tender, 45 minutes (or 1-1/2 hours on low). thinly slice corned beef against the grain and serve with vegetables, cooking liquid, and grainy mustard. To see a video preparation of this meal, go to:

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You and I matter!!! MidOctober, I phoned the City of Caldwell and after 5 or 6 transfers, I wound up in Public Works and talked to a gal named Tammy. I explained my tales of woe to her regarding the need for a street light at the corner of 34th and Caldwell Blvd. She listened patiently and said, “I think I know how we can get this done. May I call you later?” Yeah, RIGHT! Well, she did, and explained the The Caldwell Perspective is brought to you by our advertisers. Thank them by taking advantage of their great products and services!

problem and process it would take to do that. I called a few weeks later and she said it was a go ....BUT could not give me a date because it depended on the schedule of the Street Dept. We would have to wait. Approximately 3-1/2 months later, on Thursday, January 29, 2016, we had a beautiful light on that corner. Check it out as you drive by at night. You might pay more attention when I mention it is the corner of Meineke, Sonic Drive-In, Storage Units, and Mallard Cove Apartments, one block up from McDonalds. I am the President/Treasurer for WVMC Auxiliary and have lived at the Mallard Cove Apartments for over 6 years. Tammy only knew me by my name and nothing else until this article. I mention the above, because people really do care about people, if you just take the time to talk with each other!!! Editor’s Note: On February 5th, she wrote to me, “Just came home from a movie in Nampa on this foggy evening and the corner was lit up beautifully! It was so secure of a feeling to know exactly where to turn ahead of time, instead of being on top of the corner and almost guessing in the dark!”

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This time of year any fishing report that does not have a warning about high waters and swift currents is remiss in its duties. From mid-March through May, our rivers, lakes and streams will be running higher and faster than normal. If you are fishing on a river, you need to watch the local dam movements as water is let out of reservoirs in order to help fish runs and maintain a proper water level. With the melting snowcaps, increased rain in March and April, rivers will at least double the amount of water that spills through them. Currently, the Payette River at Lowman is already running at 128 percent of normal. It is also incredibly important to know the regulations for where you are going to fish. A number of our lakes and rivers have restrictions on how many fish you can catch, the size of the fish, type of hook you can use, whether or not you can use bait and if it is open to fishing. You can find the fishing regulations for the Southwest Region area in the Fish and Game manual that can be picked up at any sporting goods store or at fishandgame. Now to the fishing report! This time of year, Wilson Pond in Nampa is stocked frequently and you can catch trout on just about anything you can put into the water. In February alone, Wilson Pond was stocked six times with

trout 10-12 inches long. This is a great place to take kids to learn how to fish, as it is easy to get to the water and there is plenty of parking. Now, this does not mean there are not days where the fishing won’t be poor, but it does offer up your best chance to at least get outdoors and wet a line. Worm is the most common bait of choice while lightweight spoons and spinners can offer up some fun as well. If you do use a spoon or spinner look for something in the 1/16 oz range. Caldwell Ponds are not stocked as frequently but if you are looking for a spot for Sun Fish/Blue Gill, this is a good local spot for that. Salmon eggs are a common attraction or small jigs as hooking these small-mouthed fish can be difficult if you have a great deal of bait on your hook. The closer to shore you stay, the more likely you are to find these. Trout can be caught here as well, but you will need to hit the ponds mid-morning or late afternoon as they are feeding. Marsing Ponds are another frequent attraction this time of year and like Wilson and Caldwell Ponds, this is a great place to take kids, as they are easy places to get to the water. Worm again tends to be the bait of choice and few use any kind of lure here. If worm is not working for you, switch to salmon egg as it will bring some color to your line. For those who like to bass fish,

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Celebration Park and L a k e L o w e l l offer up some great chances to hook some nice fish. It is important to note that no bass may be kept from Lake Lowell before July 1st. At Celebration Park, you are allowed up to six, but nothing under 12 inches in length. At these locations, tube-bait is a great choice as you bounce across the bottom. This is especially true in the morning and in the evening. Top-bait can be used, but is more prevalent in the late spring, early summer times. Lastly, for the fly fisherman, midge flies are most common in the early spring and are great for the Owyhee and Boise Rivers. Again, check your regulations as there are parts of the Boise River that are closed and fish in each that cannot be kept. As the water runs higher and faster, indicators are a popular choice to help signal fish-on. These rivers will still be incredibly cold, so be careful and make sure your waders are up to the challenge. Back-casting can be tight on these rivers, so be sure to master the roll cast. Good Luck, safe travels and enjoy the outdoors that the Valley offers.

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As Chantele and I bellied up to the bar at Orphan Annies celebrating the completion of our February edition of the Caldwell Perspective, we met Duane Dent of Caldwell, who showed us a picture of a special little calf that was born on his daughter’s ranch in Emmett. This little heifer had the mask of “Zorro!” Her owner, Lay Lynn Francke said, “She has the most unique facial markings of any calf we have ever had.” Now don’t you all think that she’s a pretty special lookin’ little lady?

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aid in extending fertilizers, soil improvement, water retention and disease resistance. This only works if the grass clippings are finely chopped up. Keep a sharp mower blade and the drier the lawn, the better. Mow later in the afternoon and more often if needed. I have back-up blades sharp and ready to go, so when I take one off, I’m able to clean the deck and put the sharpened blade back on. You should replace your blade after every eight hours of use so your mower performs best and your lawn is not damaged by crushing instead of slicing. After you have mowed and spread out any piles of grass, turn the sprinkler system on to drive those clippings down into the soil’s surface where the break down occurs. It will take several months or maybe a year or two (depending on the quality of your soil) to really see any results, but after awhile, you’ll have to look at a calendar to remind yourself when to fertilize. The results are a consistent green look and a reduction of applications of fixit chemicals. You’ll save time because you aren’t stopping to empty the grass catcher every two passes and save money because you use less water and chemicals. So fire up those lawn mowers and cut short for the next six weeks or so. You know you’ve been itching to. Don’t hate me, I love working outdoors. Until next month, Pat

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What happens when you give a bunch of grade schoolers big fleecy fringed squares? They make really cool blankets out of them for kids in crises. Lower front: Reyna Garcia (3rd grade) L to R: Mylah Johnson (3rd grade), Aliyah Salinas (3rd grade), Diana Pedraza (3rd grade)

What do they do with the remnants of that fleece? They use them to make dog toys for animals at the Humane Society. Who are these kids? They are the kids in Caldwell School District’s 21st Century program. On February 5th, a Family Night was held at Sacajewea Elementary to bring parents and their students together to work on these projects. And wait a minute.... there was one other really sweet project. The students were making Valentines for one special little boy who was home-bound due to illness. The 21st Century program is a special after-school program in the Caldwell School District to help keep kids safe. It fills the gap between the end of the school day and parents’ arrival to their homes after work. One emphasis of the program is to promote the idea of giving back to people in the community in which they live. This program has 50 spots for students from 1st through 5th grades and remains full with maybe 1 or 2 extras. Van Buren Elementary also has this program. There is always a waiting list to get into these two programs. It runs five days a week from 3:30- 6:00pm during full school days and is available for 100 days of the school year. These two programs are open to other students enrolled in Caldwell School District when spots are available. Though all students are invited to participate in the program, teachers are asked to select students who are considered at-risk and those considered homeless to receive top priority. Students who are in need of academic help, have a need for building social skills, and those who parents request the program also fill spots first. Transportation home is provided for students within the school zone or they are picked up by their parents. This is a five-year Federal Grant that was awarded through a competitive process offered by the State Department of Education. These programs are currently in year three of this grant and the district has been fortunate enough to have received this grant for over ten years with plans to apply and to continue applying to be able to serve their students. The program has many goals to help students succeed by providing them with academic and enrichment activities they may not otherwise receive. It strives to provide a safe, exciting, and enriching environment where the students thrive and learn to build a better community and tomorrow. The program encourages parent, family, school, and community involvement. I think they are doing a great job!

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L to R: Kayla Pease (4th grade), Reyna Garcia (3rd grade), Yaira Serrusca (5th Grade), Damian Garcia (4th grade)

There was an amazing assembly on February 5th at Caldwell High School. They had just finished up their Support Your Cause Week where the students picked 5 causes to support for a duration of 5 days. This was their 10 year anniversary for doing so and it was “ante up” day for a lot of people. Promises were made by both students and faculty to perform outlandish activities when certain amount of money were raised. Heads were shaved, faces were pied, and a fitness test and an ice bath was performed.

Ice Bath-Mr. Engler (TRIO Upward Bound teacher) received his promised “ice bath” when the $300 level was reached.

There was a “Chubby Bunny Speed Date” skit between a married teacher couple, Mrs. and Mr. Moylan. They had to stuff marshmallows in their mouth whenever they gave wrong answers to each other’s questions. There were many other activities that had the student body rolling in laughter. Because they surpassed the $1,000 mark, the lunch ladies will host a special fiesta as promised. There was still more money coming in and the amount earned is still being tallied. Among some of the ways to raise funds for the causes, was a competition involving a “penny war” between Jefferson Middle


Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock Him and kill Him. On the third day He will rise again.” Luke 18: 31-34

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School students and the individual high school grade levels. Another special event was the “Hair for Happiness” event that occurred during the assembly where quite a few students and teachers donated their hair for wigs for cancer victims. Their reasons for donating their hair varied from honoring family members who died of or survived cancer to “it just felt like the right thing to do.” Freddie S e i f e r t donated 16” of hair that he had been growing since the 4th grade. He waited until his senior year to do this “for a good cause.” Mr. Fowler, a 3-year cancer survivor and teacher, cut Freddie’s hair. Also during assembly, teacher Cheryl Adams donated her hair in honor of her 15 cancer-free years. A total of 179 inches of hair was donated by 17 students and teachers combined. Fifty-three pounds of pop can tabs were also collected to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho. The bottom line was that they all stepped up for great causes. Though mock-up checks for $994.84 were awarded during the assembly, actually $1,000 was given to each of the following five causes after all donations were collected: Parkinsons, National Kidney Fund, VA Medical Center for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Autism Society Treasure Valley and for little Franky Campos (far left, first row in top photo) for medical expenses. What a great bunch of teachers and kids!

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The Caldwell Lions donated $750 ($500 in memory of Lion Buckley L. Stout and an additional $250 from the club) towards a new bathroom for the remodeling project at the Caldwell Veterans Hall. Konner Peterson (4th grade) of Purple Sage Elementary, Kyra Chirinor (5th grade) of Van Buren Elementary and Marissa Shippy (6th grade, not pictured) of Sage Valley were contest winners for the Lions Club Essay Contest about patriotism. The question they addressed in their essays was, “Who is your favorite patriot and why?” Congratulations to the winners.

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On February 24th Caldwell Rotary Club President Mike Dittenber (left) gave Erik Bullock, Caldwell’s Treasure Valley YMCA executive Director (center), a check for $1,000 for its Strong Kids Campaign at Photo by Leora Summers the same time that Jerry Bauman (right) gave Bullock another check for $1,000 from the Caldwell Rotary Foundation. Historically the YMCA and the Caldwell Rotary Club have been special partners. The Rotary Club began its involvement with the YMCA by raising $30,000 plus for the initial feasibility study. Over the past 10 years, the club has continued to be a major supporter with about $450,000 in contributions to the YMCA capital campaign through its generous members. Rotary has been annual contributors to the SKC (Strong Kids Campaign) giving an initial gift of $5,000 and usually at the $1,000-$2,000 level between the club and the foundation. The YMCA will continue to have these annual SKCs because Caldwell and Canyon County will continue to have “kids” who need a “safe place” to meet and recreate. The YMCA is very thankful for having such a reliable partner as the Caldwell Rotary Club.

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Fifteen members were officially initiated into the newly formed College of Idaho Rotaract Club on February 29th. Rotaract is a student service club modeled after the ideals of Rotary International. The club members will explore service projects they would like to pursue within our community and possibly on the international front. They will be putting Rotary’s motto “Service above Self” into action. Congratulations to the new club and its newly installed officers and board: Melissa Oberto (president), Lauren Smyser (vice-president), Emily Hamilton (treasurer), Chadia Mugisha (secretary), Amber Tavener (board), Omar Aguero (board) and Kaitlin Heller (board).

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Wally Gerhauser, a retired past principal and educator from the Caldwell School District, and his wife, Marilyn, attended the Art and Auction fundraiser benefitting the Caldwell Public Library on February 12th, at the Birdstop. Mayor Nancholas and Commissioner Dale provided the entertainment. Over $1,000 was raised for the library. You do have to nb’t Irish to e e these meanjoy ls!

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Caldwell Rotary Club Wed, Noon, Kaley Wellness Center Corner of Logan/So. 10th Contact: 459-1344

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Heidi Ware will give a presentation about her most recent trip to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. Heidi visited with a team of Boise State scientists during Nov and Dec 2015. She will report on the progress of the Intermountain Bird Observatory’s research Heidi Ware banding birds in Gorongosa efforts in the park, as well as with IBO’s two Mozambican interns, some exciting new programs Dominique and Diolinda. that combine conservation work and community outreach Heidi will present her program to the Southwestern Idaho Birders Association on March 11, at 7PM in the visitor’s center of Deer Flat NWR. Public is always welcome. The refuge entrance is at the corner of Indiana and Roosevelt south of Hwy 55.

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Caldwell Kiwanis Club Thurs, Noon Kaley Wellness Center Corner of Logan/So. 10th Contact: 459-6102 Caldwell Lions Club Wed, Noon Golden Palace Restaurant 703 Main Street Contact: 459-3629 Raise Your Voice Toastmasters Club Monday, 6:30 PM Caldwell Airport, 4814 E. Linden Mt. Moriah Lodge #39, AF & AM First Tues. of month, 7:30 PM 820 Blaine Street

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The Local Legend Concert has returned this year and is looking for groups /singles to perform to be a part of this “funtastic” community event for the 21 and older crowd. This year’s event will benefit the Mayor’s Youth Council and Destination Caldwell. This is NOT a talent show, but a show filled with community-minded people who would enjoy performing as a Legend or who have a fun themeoriented idea they wish to convey. Performers must be 21 or older. The other #1 rule is that you cannot perform as yourself. That is what makes this so much fun. Tongue-in-cheek performances are always a favorite at the concert. Performances are limited to 5 minutes or less. So pick one song and perform it to the max! Heck! Overperform it! The concert will be on April 16th at 7:30 p.m. at O’Connor Field House. There will be a no-host bar and café, silent auctions, and a “People’s Choice”

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award at the end of the night. CDs and CDGs are best to use as back-up music for performers during this type of program. Live music groups will be considered depending upon the logistics of their set-up/tear-down time. All performers will be required to attend a sound check during either the Thursday or Friday evening prior to the event. There is a limit of 20 acts of five-minute performances, so your chances for being a part of this program are best if you contact Susan Miller earlier rather than later. Performance requests will be reviewed and determined for acceptance by the program by the Legend committee. Acts must be of an acceptable nature. If you wish to perform, you must contact Susan Miller at the Mayor’s office for an application to perform. Her e-mail is: smiller@cityofcaldwell. org or call her at: (208) 455-3011.

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