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How Much Snow Is Enough? Up until last week, the snowpack in Southern Idaho was one of the lowest in Idaho history. While last week’s storm made the water outlook for the coming year much better, the snowpack is still below average. The National Resource Conservation Service (through its SNOTEL system) is showing the Boise Basin at 92% (for today’s date). The Big Wood Basin is at 86% and the Little Wood Basin is at 73%. So how much snow did our area get? From last Wednesday through Monday, the Camas Prairie received about 2 to 2.5 feet of heavy wet snow. Besides breaking tree limbs, the wet snow also broke power lines and poles. Several areas were without power for about 24 hours. Lower elevations received snow as well, but in most areas the storm turned to heavy rain and a number of roadways in Gooding and Lincoln counties were temporarily flooded. The National Weather Service is predicting a mix of rain & snow today, and rain tomorrow. By Friday the weather should be mostly sunny making this weekend great for winter recreation. Warning: The Idaho Avalanche Center is reporting that avalanche danger in the Wood River area and the Sawtooth Mountains is considerable as the snowpack is still adjusting to rapid load of last week’s storm. Also, weak layers that have existed since the first of the year make many backcountry areas very dangerous.

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Citizenship Award Given to Gooding Couple Don and Mary Jean Simis have been active community volunteers in the Gooding School District for several decades. Whenever the school district puts out a call for help – they answer it! They volunteer whenever and where ever they are needed, and faithfully show up year after year to help 1st grade students learn to read, work the Mr. & Mrs. Simis receive Citizenship Award book fair, and supfrom Dallas Clinger, ISBA President. port the Senators any way they can. This year they even added morning and afternoon crosswalk duty to their roster. Their contributions to the Gooding community are appreciated by many students, staff, parents, and community members. At their annual conference last November in Coeur d’Alene, the Idaho School Boards Association presented Don and Mary Jean Simis the ISBA’s Citizenship Award in recognition of their outstanding work. Each year, the ISBA recognizes two outstanding individuals from our state for their exceptional contributions to education. One award is presented to an educator and the other is presented to a non-certified individual such as a community member, volunteer, or classified staff. The Simis’ were nominated by the Gooding Board of Trustees. “One of the most important factors separating average school systems from excellent school systems is the level of parent and community engagement” continued on page 2.....

Legislators Town Hall Meetings Representative Jaquet, Representative Pence and Senator Stennett are hosting open pizza and politics mid-session town hall meetings with district constituents January 27th-28th at different locations in Hagerman, Bellevue, Shoshone, Gooding, Ketchum, and Wendell. Constituents are encouraged to come discuss their thoughts on the 2012 Legislative Session. see page 2 for locations...


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NOTICES OF UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS Library Storytime: Storytime is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Camas County Public Library. Emergency Food and/or Clothing in Fairfield: If you need emergency food, please contact Ed at (208) 539-1160 or lighthousefood@gmx.com. If you are needing clothing, please call Shannon at (208) 764-3716.

Fundraiser for Camas Project Graduation 2012 ~ Couples Basket Raffle for Project Graduation ~ · One night stay in the lodge @ SOLDIER MTN. RANCH & RESORT · Dinner for 2 @ SOLDIER CREEK BREWING CO. · Bottle of The Spanish Quarter wine, 2 wine glasses & Holy Chocolate · 2 one day Ski passes @ SOLDIER MTN. SKI AREA 2011/2012 season Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Drawing will be January 24th at halftime of the boy’s basketball game. Tickets available at home games and from Class of 2012 parents.

Give My Life a Smile Magic Valley Youth and Adult Services will host an Informational Meeting for anyone interested in helping children and youth in foster care. If you are interested in child welfare and the various ways to help, you are welcome to attend this free meeting.

Monday February 13th, at 6 p.m. Cassia Alternative School (1010 W. 17th, Burley) For more information, call MVYAS at 208-734-4435 or 1.888.ID.HEROES

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...Citizenship Award continued said Lucinda Rogers, Gooding School Board Vice-chairman. “Gooding has enjoyed a long tradition of having dedicated community volunteers who deserve a great deal of credit for helping us achieve our mission. The Gooding School Board thanks not only Mr. and Mrs. Simis, but each of our volunteers for their contributions and we look forward to meeting our future challenges together. The need for community support for public education has never been greater.”

Town Hall Meetings Dates and times of these meetings ~ Friday, January 27th ~ 5:30 p.m. Roosevelt Grill, Ketchum ~ Saturday, January 28th ~ 8:00 a.m. Oak Street Deli, Bellevue 10:30 a.m. Cup of Joe Coffee House, North Shoshone 12:15 p.m. Zeppes Pizza, Gooding 2:00 p.m. City Hall, Wendell 4:00 p.m. City Hall, Hagerman If you are unable to attend the forums you can obtain information and see the previously passed legislation by going online to http://legislature.idaho.gov. ------------Representative Jaquet is a member of the following committees: Environment, Energy & Technology; Judiciary, Rules & Administration; Joint Finance-Appropriations. Representative Pence is a member of the following committees: Agricultural Affairs; Education; Resources & Conservation. Senator Stennett is a member of the following committees: Commerce and Human Resources; Resources and Environment; State Affairs. For more information, e-mail: dpence@house.idaho.gov or call (208)308-0046.

CSI Retreat at Miracle Hot Springs The College of Southern Idaho’s Community Education Center is offering a retreat, hosted by Lori Head, at Miracle Hot Springs, in Hagerman, on Saturday, February 4 beginning at 1 pm. Retreat participants will enjoy an afternoon of rest, relaxation and learn how to gain better health. This retreat at the Magic Hot Springs dome will offer various types of yoga, gyrokinesis, meditation and aromatherapy. After you learn, stay for an evening of relaxing with new friends, which includes soaking, massages, private lessons and consultations, water therapy and a Sunday morning bonus class “Chi Gong” from 8-9 am. Students wishing to stay the night may share in a potluck dinner and stay over in the dome. The cost to register is $50. Class size is limited so early registration is suggested. For more information, visit communityed.csi.edu. or call (208)732-6442.


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Camas County Senior Citizens Association

Annual Meeting - January 27, 2012 On Friday, January 27th, at 12:30 p.m., the Senior Citizens Association in Fairfield will hold their annual meeting at the Camas County Senior & Community Center (129 Willow Avenue West) in Fairfield. The purpose of the meeting is to review 2011’s activities and financial status. It is also the time when board positions need to be filled. Presently there are four board members whose terms are expiring and one position is vacant. Interested individuals may contact the Center for further information. Voting privileges are extended to those 60 and older and the meeting is open to the public.

50 Year Reunion The class of 1962 is planning a “50 year” reunion during the Camas County 2012 Fair. Some of us have met a couple of time and we are excited to get everyone involved. Their are a few that attended school with us during our 12 years that we have been unable to locate. I would appreciate it if anyone who might know of the following people could either call Virginia Churchman at 208-886-2128 or e-mail me at jrvchurc@q.com. Their names are: Richard Phillips, Angela Phillips, Carol Murray, Harry Noel, Sharon Tracy, and Cassie Stein. If anyone that did not go to school with us is interested we would love to have you.

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CSI MID-WINTER LECTURE SERIES IN GOODING The College of Southern Idaho’s North Side Community Education Center hosting a mid-winter lecture series at the campus in Gooding. The first North Side Campus Lecture Series features one lecture a month from February through April by recognized educators and notable experts in subjects of local interest. All lectures begin at 7 pm at the CSI North Side Campus, 202 14th Avenue East (the “Round Building” at the ISDB Campus) in Gooding, and are free and open to the public.

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The Inaugural Lecture: • Thursday, February 9, Dr. Russ Tremayne, presenting “The Lion and The Elephant,” he will speak on how Senator Frank Church and Church’s childhood idol, Senator William Borah, both helped to shape 20th century American Foreign Policy. Tremayne will survey the careers of both men and examine the major foreign policy issues of their time, including World Wars I & II, the Cuban Revolution and the Panama Canal Treaty. Tremayne has been teaching his-

tory for 31 years, including a long tenure at the College of Southern Idaho. He has a BA and Master’s degree from Boise State University and a PhD from University of Washington, where he wrote his dissertation on Senator Frank Church. He is a former professor of the year and Phi Theta Kappa advisor of the year, is a cofounder of Preservation Twin Falls, and volunteers for many historical projects throughout the Magic Valley. Each year, he is instrumental in presenting the annual CSI Civil Liberties Symposium.

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Owen LaMarr Krahn Our beloved Owen passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. Owen was a native Idahoan born in Gooding, Idaho, to Fred Krahn and Hazel Prince Krahn. He had the good fortune to live in the mountains of Idaho, in the small mining towns of Stibnite, Cinnebar, Yellow Pine and then New Meadows while his Dad worked in the mines. He had many fond memories of adventures in the mountains with his brothers and sisters. After high school Owen joined the Navy, where he served as a corpsman while stationed in Hawaii. When his service was completed, he was employed by the Idaho State Police as a patrolman. He later worked for RTP/Monroc while attending BSU, where he earned his MBA. Most of his working career was as owner and publisher of several newspapers including the Idaho Senior News Inc. and Just Horses. Owen’s Catholic faith was very important to him. He was a member of Saint Mark’s Catholic Church and had recently joined the Knights of Columbus. He was involved in many organizations throughout his life including Alpha Kappa Psi, Capitol City Kiwanis, Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging, Idaho Horse Council, Ada County Lincoln Day Association and Idaho Senior Games. Owen was very interested in politics and worked on several campaigns and fundraisers over the years. Throughout Owen’s life, he enjoyed a variety of activities, including boating, water and snow skiing, dancing, traveling, cruising, camping with friends, reading, watching old movies, working on old cars, and playing with his schnauzers. He enjoyed swapping stories with his buddies over a good cigar (especially at the Yellow Pine Harmonica Festival), and was a huge BSU

football fan. Owen never missed a game. Go Broncos! Owen dearly loved his grandchildren, Thomas and Kirsten, and loved to spend time playing swords with Thomas, or coloring in a princess coloring book with Kirsten. But most of all, he just loved being their “Opa.” Owen looked for every opportunity to spend time with his grown sons and other family members. Whether it be attending family events, tinkering on a car, or visiting over a cup of coffee, the connection to family was something he treasured. Recently, he had the special joy of spending one-on-one time with son, Justin, while traveling to visit family in Idaho and Washington. Owen attended many Special Olympics events with stepson, Benjamin, and could always be counted on to cheer for every athlete. Owen was dearly loved by both friends and family. We have peace in our hearts that our dear Husband, Father, Stepfather, Grandfather “Opa,” Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend is with our Lord in Heaven but here on earth he will be deeply missed. Owen is survived by his wife, Jessica; son, Justin; stepsons, Graham (Karri), Benjamin and Heath; brothers, Russ (Nola), Craig (Dee), Freddie Lee (Nancy) and Jerry; sisters, Kareen, Cleora, Roaena and Anne (Mike); sister-in-law, Diane; grandchildren, Thomas and Kirsten; and many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins. Owen was preceded in death by his father, Fred; mother, Hazel; and younger brother, Roger. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Saint Mark’s Catholic Church, 7960 Northview in Boise, Idaho. A lunch buffet will be served after the funeral, followed by interment at Morris Hill Cemetery, 317 N. Latah St. in Boise. A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Idaho Foodbank, (208) 336-9643, or the Idaho Humane Society, (208) 387-2760. Condolences may be left for the family at www.bowmanfuneral.com.


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Mary Jean King Mary Jean King, our loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully at her son’s home on January 19, 2012. Mary was born on December 28, 1926 at Cottonwood Ranch, (Burmah) Idaho. She was the 5th of 10 children born to Merlin C. and Eva Wyler Sorensen. She was a graduate of Richfield High School and a lifetime resident of Richfield. She married Wendell A. King on November 25, 1945. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. They began their life together on a small farm 5 miles north of Richfield. Helping on the farm and raising her six children kept her busy and happy. For many years she was employed by the Bank of Idaho in Richfield. She was active in the Richfield PTA and other community groups. Mary loved camping in the nearby mountains and enjoyed playing card games with her family. After her children were grown, Mary lived and worked for 8 years in the 1980’s on the island of Maui in Hawaii with her husband. Mary was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in various voluntary positions in the Richfield Ward, and served with her husband on a mission for the Church in South Africa from 1990 to 1992. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Wendell, of Richfield, children, Eva (Van) Ercanbrack of Salem, UT, Allen (Diana) King of Richfield, Chris (Diana) King of Hutto, TX, Craig (Sue) King of Dubois ID, and Rex (Dawn) King of Clarksville, AR. Sisters Nina (Donald) Riley of Richfield, Larue Horting of Twin Falls, Charlene Baxter of Coal Hill, AR and a brother, Robert (Rose) Sorensen of Kanab, UT. Also 28 Grandchildren and 48 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughters, Laura, Elizabeth and Ann, sisters, Pearl, Muriel and Janet and brothers, Ralph and Bruce. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the Richfield Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial followed at the Richfield Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service, Shoshone Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.

DEATH NOTICES Diane Marie Young, 61, a resident of Wendell, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 at her home in Wendell. Arrangements are pending. Robert Anthony “Tony” Slane, 54, a resident of Wendell, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding. Arrangements are pending.

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the Shoshone Library 211 South Rail West ~ 886-2843 Hours: Monday & Tuesday - 12 to 5 Thurs - 11 to 4 Fri - 12 to 5

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Gooding Public Library Marry Christmas & Happy 2012 Please call 934-4089 or visit at: 306 5th Avenue West. Regular Hours of Operation: Monday 12 to 5 Thursday 1 to 8 Tuesday 1 to 8 Friday 12 to 5 Wednesday 10 to 5 Saturday Closed

New Additions to our Collection include Westerns: Revenge at Hatchet Creek by Frank Leslie; Stagecoach Sidewinders by Jon Sharpe; North to the Salt Fork by Dusty Richards; The Loner by J.A. Johnstone; The Family Jensen by William W. Johnstone. Fiction: Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella; By the Time You Read This by Lola Jaye; and Sandcastles by Luanne Rice. Romance: Montana Creeds by Linda Lael Miller; Orchard Valley Brides and Orchard Valley Grooms by Debbie Macomber; Just One of the Guys by Kristian Huggins; Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Non-Fiction: We Two: Victoria and Albert by Gillian Gil; Savage Summit by Jennifer Jordan; Secretariat by William Nack; In the Garden of Beasts... by Erik Larson; The Lakota Way… by Joseph Marshall.

-------------Copies of the 2011 federal income tax forms have arrived and are available for distribution. We also have information for those who wish to submit electronically.

Camas Library - Bits & Bytes Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Tuesday, January 31st Bring your lunch to the library meeting room at 12 o’clock and enjoy eating while Kelli Fox does a presentation on making silk flower arrangements. A raffle will take place at the end of the presentation. Everyone is invited!

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Area Churches Sunday Services: LDS Dietrich - 181 S. 650 E. Fairfield - 400 Aluras W. Gooding - 1228 Main Street Shoshone - 507 N. Greenwood Richfield - 440 E Hyw 93

Shoshone First Baptist (205 East 5th) 9:45 a.m. Assembly of God (118 W. 4th) 10:30 a.m. St. Peter’s Catholic (215 West B) Sat. at 5 p.m. Christ Episcopal (104 West B) 9 a.m. Oasis Christian Fellowship (310 E. 6th) 10 a.m. New Hope Lutheran (Hwy 93 & West B) 9 a.m. United Methodist - Shoshone (2nd & West C) 10 a.m. United Methodist - Richfield (3rd & Latah) 8:30 a.m. Richfield Community (410 S. Main) 10 a.m.

Gooding Assembly of God (204 Montana) 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church (504 Washington) 11 a.m. Solid Rock Baptist (2148 Main Street) 9:45 a.m. St. Elizabeth’s Catholic (1515 California) 9 a.m. First Christian Church (334 4th Ave. W.) 9:45 a.m. Trinity Episcopal (125 7th Ave. W.) 11 a.m. Lutheran Calvary (21st & California) 9 a.m. United Methodist (805 Main Street) 11:15 a.m. Desert Hills Nazarene (129 6th Ave. W.) 9:45 a.m. Bliss Community (503 E. Hwy 30) 11 a.m.

Fairfield Community Church (617 Soldier Road) 11 a.m. Foothills Baptist Church (119 Poplar E.) 9:45 a.m. Immaculate Conception Chapel (201 Camas W.) TBA Lighthouse Christian Fellowship (213 Poderosa E.) 10 a.m.


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Legislative News WEEK TWO - January 16-20, 2012 As you know may know from last week’s newsletter, the Democrats introduced the Reform Ethics and Accountability Initiative which includes establishing Idaho’s first Independent Ethics Commission which is needed to foster transparent government practices. As a part of this process the Legislature has formed a bipartisan Ethics Commission Working Group, which is charged with negotiating the details of how the commission will function. I am pleased to inform you that I am a member of this working group, along withSenators Dan Schmidt (D-6), Dean Mortimer (R-32), and Mitch Toryanski (R-18). We are also joined by Representatives Cherie Buckner-Webb (D-19), Phyllis King (D-18), Cliff Bayer (R21), and Vito Barbieri (R-3) from the House side. I am thrilled to have a pivotal role in the creation of this commissionand know that the eight of us will work hard to design an ethical authority that will best fit the needs of Idaho’s citizens. I have also recently been asked to sit on a legislative panel for the Idaho Association of Counties along with Senate President Pro Tempore Brent Hill (R-34), Senator Tim Corder (R22), House Minority Leader John Rusche (D-7), House Assistant Majority Leader Scott Bedke (R-27), and Representative Dennis Lake (R-28). The discussion and questions will be moderated by Dr. Jim Weatherby and will focus on the impact of legislative action on county governments and budgets. I definitely expect to hear questions regarding personal property tax, the health insurance exchange, and the State Catastrophic Health Care Cost Program (CAT Fund). With the continued budget cuts, the state has chosen to push many of these costs down to the local level, which is taking a great toll on our counties. I look forward to addressing these issues during the panel with my fellow legislators. This week we received disappointing news that the Idaho Supreme Court ruled the redistricting map unconstitutional for dividing too many counties. The bipartisan Redistricting Commission (3 republicans, 3 democrats) followed guidelines of the constitution to the best of their abilities without outside intrusion to create a map in a timely manner. They chose a map unanimously at 6-0. However, the Court placed more importance on county lines than “communities of interest”. Even though I have unwavering confidence that the commission can create another worthy plan, the Speaker of the House wants to fire the GOP Commissioner Co-Chair, Dolores Crow, whom he originally appointed to the panel. The Idaho Attorney General responded that a commissioner cannot be fired by law. The commission is scheduled to reconvene this following week. Next week, in the Resources and Environment Commit-

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from Senator Michelle Stennett tee, we will begin the debate on oil and gas, particularlywithregards to fracking which is an operation where a specially blended liquid is pumped down a well and into a shale rock formation under pressure high enough to cause the formation to crack open, forming passages through which oil or gas can flow into the wellbore. The Governor stated in a press conference after the State of the State address that no chemicals were going to be used during the process. However in my conversation with the industry, they indicated otherwise and confirmed that they will indeed be using chemicals. The good news is that the industry does not have plans to do big hydraulic fracking as they do in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and that it will only be vertical not horizontal drilling. It will be brought to us in committee this week. Respectfully, Senator Michelle Stennett

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January 25, 2012

Cup of Tee

A glass of milk… There are so many endless combinations that go with a glass of milk. One might start with Girl Scout cookies. A person could choose from eight different varieties or have all eight choices at once. This year the Girl Scouting is 100 years old. Cookies were made and sold in 1912 but actually started full time in 1917. The cookies were made by the mothers of Girl Scouts. They were wrapped and sold in wax paper. In 1933 the Girl Scouts of the Greater Philadelphia Council was the first group to sell commercial made cookies. The price was 23 cents for 44 cookies. Licensing to make the cookies specifically Girl Scout was in 1936. Girl Scout cookies were sold annually until World War II, when sugar, flour and butter were in short supply and rationed. To raise money for their activities, the Girl Scouts began selling calendars. Local bakers were contracted to bake cookies. By 1948 a total of 29 bakers were licensed and used to bake cookies. In 1951, Girl Scout cookies came in only three varieties: Sandwich, shortbread, and chocolate mints. The famed mint cookie (Thin Mints) had helped raise funds for U. S. soldiers during the war. Besides the door to door campaign, cookies were now sold in shopping malls with a display on tables. By 1955, the Girl Scouts sold four basic types of cookies: vanilla base filled cookies, a chocolate base filled cookie, shortbread and the chocolate mint. Some bakers offered an optional flavor. During the 1960’s baby boomers expanded the Girl Scout membership. The cookie sales increased significantly. In 1961 there were 14 licensed bakers for the Girl Scout cookies. Freshness of the cookies was established at this time with foil and cellophane wraps on the boxes. In 1978 the number of bakeries was streamlined to four to insure lower prices, uniform quality, packaging, and distribution. Six choices of cookies were on the sale roster during the 70’s. Seven varieties of Girl Scout cookies were available starting in 1982. In the 1990’s, only two licensed bakers made Girl Scout cookies. In 1998 three licensed bakers produced cookies. Currently two licensed bakeries produce eight regular varieties with four special flavors. At the present time, Girl Scout cookies are not bought on line. They have to be sold by Girl Scouts. It is still a process of Girl Scout training to train the young ladies. So far I have drank ½ gallon of milk just writing thus far and I don’t even have any Girl Scout cookies here to eat. All of the freezer stored ones have already been eaten. This is my “Cup of Tee” topped by milk and cookies.

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Happy Birthday Don Kelso


January 25, 2012

Thank You...

...but never Compromising the Truth.

The family of Derral Hupfer wishes to thank everyone who helped us with his Celebration of Life: opening prayer Bill Simon, officiating Pastor Chuck Butler, special music Jeff Finder, piano Sue Harrison, and help with pictures and recordings Melody & Harold Lefler. Thanks also to those who donated money to Derral’s special Senior Center; to Family Health Services for sending flowers, and Rod Lancaster for the Peace Lily; to all those that helped with the dinner; Pam & Larry Jones, Matt & Susan Schmitt for the special dinner’s they brought to the house. God bless all who called, sent cards, and came to celebrate with us. the Hupfer Family

Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices Notice of Trustee’s Sale Idaho Code 45-1506 Today’s date: December 30, 2011 File No.: 7021.10673 Sale date and time (local time): April 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM Sale location: on the front steps of the Camas County Courthouse, 501 Soldier Road, Fairfield, ID 83327 Property address: 322 E Camas Ave Fairfield, ID 83327 Successor Trustee: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., an Idaho Corporation P.O. Box 997 Bellevue, WA 98009 (425) 586-1900 Deed of Trust information Original grantor: Robert A. Hernandez, and Leah M. Traister, husband and wife Original trustee: Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. Original beneficiary: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for America’s Wholesale Lender Recording date: 02/12/2007 Recorder’s instrument number: 080431 County: Camas Sum owing on the obligation: as of December 30, 2011: $37,221.02 Because of interest, late charges, and other charges that may vary from day to day, the amount due on the day you pay may be greater. Hence, if you pay the amount shown above, an adjustment may be necessary after we receive your check. For further information write or call the Successor Trustee at the address or telephone number provided above. Basis of default: failure to make payments when due. Please take notice that the Successor Trustee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for certified funds or equivalent the property described above. The property address is identified to comply with IC 60-113 but is not warranted to be correct. The property’s legal description is: Lots 5 and 6 Block 24 of the City of Fairfield, according to the official plat thereof, on file in the Office of the County Recorder, Camas County, Idaho. The sale is subject to conditions, rules and procedures as described at the sale and which can be reviewed at www.northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. The sale is made without representation, warranty or covenant of any kind. (TS# 7021.10673) 1002.206652-FEI published on 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 & 2/1, 2012

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City of Fairfield Quarterly Financial Report 4th Quarter Ending September 30, 2011 FUNDS GENERAL Receipts Personnel Expense Operating Expense Capital Outlay Expense STREETS Receipts Personnel Expense Operating Expense Capital Outlay Expense WATER/SEWER Receipts Personnel Expense Operating Expense Capital Outlay Expense

Year to Date

% of Budget

201,461.09 78,580.88 122,847.47 17,421.50

111.7% 99.7% 68.6% 94.2%

46,125.09 14,180.11 10,157.67 5,176.00

99.3% 96.4% 63.0% 34.5%

186,398.37 65,814.55 157,015.66 00.00

83.3% 88.9% 97.4% 00.0%

Citizens are invited to inspect the detailed supporting records of the above financial statements. --------------------

CITY OF FAIRFIELD ANNUAL ROAD & STREET FINANCIAL REPORT For the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2011 Beginning Balance as of October 1, 2010 Receipts: Total Local Funding Total State and Federal Funding Total Receipts: Disbursements: Total New Construction Total Reconstruction/Replacement Total Routine Maintenance Total Equipment Total Administration Total Other Total Disbursements: Total Funds Obligated to Future Projects: Ending Balance as of September 30, 2011

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$32,056.00 $36,569.00 $68,625.00 $$10,272.00 $13,268.00 $20,231.00 $ 5,267.00 $ 688.00 $49,726.00 $22,500.00 $ (3,601.00)

A certified report of dedicated funds were submitted to the State Auditor as requires by Idaho Code 40-708. A copy of the original report is on file in the City Clerk’s Office for public viewing upon request. Janet Croner, City Treasurer published January 25, 2012


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January 25, 2012

~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ FIRST DAY OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE CAMAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING December 12, 2011 The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Bill Davis. Also present were Commissioner Janet Croner, Commissioner Ken Backstrom, and Clerk Korri Blodgett. The Board reviewed the agenda. Commissioner Backstrom made a motion to change the 3:00 p.m. Airport agenda item to as time permits, and to remove the deliberation on Draft Subdivision Ordinance. Seconded by Commissioner Croner. Unanimous. The Board discussed correspondence and future agenda items. Jen Hulme, with the US Forest Service, met with the Board and reviewed the 2012 Annual Operating Plan for Snowmobile Grooming Program and the Challenge Cost-Share Agreement. Jen Hulme, with the US Forest Service, met with the Board to discuss Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation Grant Proposal projects. They discussed plans to expand the Canyon Campground and replacing an existing footbridge at Boardman. The Forest Service is asking for a letter of support from the County to support these grants. County Agent Cindy Kinder met with the Board and discussed activities in the Extension Office. She provided a summary document on the projects they provided this year. Cindy stated they provided a lot of exciting youth programs this year. Cindy discussed networking the copy machine as they have lost their color printer. It was agreed that the County Agent would contribute by paying for the overages that are assessed on the monthly contract, if any. Jen Hulme returned to provide copies of last year's Cost Share Agreement and review the changes in the FY 2012 Agreement. The Board will revisit this later in the day after having a chance to review more. Planning & Zoning Administrator Dwight Butlin met with the Board and reviewed an application for appointment to the Camas County Planning & Zoning Commission. The Board will set up an interview for Monday, December 19th at 1:30 p.m. The Board discussed issues regarding proposed Fricke Creek Subdivision with Dwight. Chairman Davis made a motion to go into executive session pursuant to Idaho Code 67-2345(f) to discuss pending litigation with legal counsel. Roll call: Chairman Davis, aye, Commissioner Croner-aye, Commissioner Backstrom-aye. The Board entered into executive session at 11:50 a.m. Chairman Davis declared the executive session out at 11:58 a.m. Commissioner Backstrom made a motion to instruct Planning & Zoning Administrator Dwight Butlin, with legal counsel, Paul Fitzer to prepare a letter to inform the applicant Patrick Dunn, the Fricke Creek developer regarding Case # CV-2009-14 and CV-2009-15, that a Remitter has been filed in the District Court remanding the case back to the Board of Camas County Commissioners for reconsideration. Seconded by Commissioner Croner. Unanimous. The Board recessed for lunch at 12:10 p.m. The Board reconvened at 1:10 p.m. Chairman Davis made a motion to amend the agenda as time permits, to add a new liquor license application because of the time sensitive matter, and the Board was not made aware of this matter previously. Seconded by Commissioner Backstrom. Unanimous. Winston Ellis met with the Board to discuss the Airport winter maintenance. He felt it would not be necessary to issue a closure as it is the pilot's responsibility to be aware of the conditions. It was the consensus of the Board to not close the airport at this time as they will be

exploring other options. Winston stated he would be willing to become the Airport manager and research the appointment of a manager and other issues regarding the maintenance of an Airport. The Board reviewed and signed a letter of support for the US Forest service grant. Commissioner Croner made a motion to sign the Challenge Cost Share Agreement with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, which is effective through May 30, 2016. Seconded by Commissioner Backstrom. Unanimous. Commissioner Backstrom made a motion to sign the FY 2012 Annual Operating Plan for Snowmobile Grooming Program, by and between Camas County and US Forest Service. Seconded by Commissioner Croner. Unanimous. Commissioner Backstrom made a motion to approve the liquor license application for the Hill City Store and Saloon, pro-rated for the month of December 2011, for a fee of $8.34. Seconded by Commissioner Croner. Unanimous. The Board discussed maintenance of the Airport runway with Road & Bridge Supervisor Mike Gill. The Minutes of November 14th, 21st and 28th were read. Corrections were made as needed. The Board reviewed the bills as presented on the claims list. Commissioner Croner made a motion to approve the bills on the claims list with the exception of the expenditure in the amount of $188.97 in the Sheriff’s fund pending further clarification. Seconded by Commissioner Backstrom. Unanimous. There being no further business the Board adjourned at 4:40 p.m. Expenditure Fund Totals: Justice Fund $ 4,120.03 Current Expense $ 7,662.04 Road & Bridge $ 21,213.08 District Court $ 463.91 Revaluation $ 39.71 Health $ 500.00 Landfill $ 360.00 Elections $ 50.80 Junior College $ 0.00 911 Comm. $ 1,108.51 Ambulance $ 388.27 State Fund $ 16,186.35 Legion Memorial $ 0.00 City of Fairfield $ 20,581.84 School Dist. $ 72,860.54 Cemetery Dist. $ 472.59 West Magic FD $ 1,040.06 Mosquito Dist. $ 1,032.54 County Library $ 10,642.94 November payroll $ 114,533.01 --------------------------------------------

FIRST DAY OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE CAMAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING December 19, 2011 The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Bill Davis. Also present were Commissioner Janet Croner, Commissioner Ken Backstrom, and Clerk Korri Blodgett. The Board reviewed the agenda. Commissioner Backstrom made a motion to accept the agenda as posted. Seconded by Commissioner Croner. Unanimous. The Board reviewed correspondence from IAC regarding upcoming legislative priorities, the Camas County Soil District interaction Annual Legislative Luncheon, and information from the BLM regarding Sage Grouse. Commissioner Croner discussed the Town meeting she attended last week. They discussed a joint Planning & Zoning workshop that was coming up. The Board reviewed the annual software contract for 911 with Centurylink. Commissioner Backstrom made a motion to authorize the Chairman to sign the annual software contract for 911 with Centurylink.


January 25, 2012

...but never Compromising the Truth.

Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices Seconded by Commissioner Croner. Unanimous. Commissioner Croner made a motion to authorize the Chairman to sign the 2011 Homeland Security Grant Award Amendment contract. Seconded by Commissioner Backstrom. Unanimous. Commissioner Croner made a motion to approve the minutes of November 14th, 21st, & 28th as corrected. Seconded by Commissioner Backstrom. Unanimous. The Board reviewed the Agreement for Pathology Services between Camas County and Ada County. Commissioner Croner made a motion to sign the Fiscal Year 2012 Agreement for Pathology Services between Camas County and Ada County. Seconded by Commissioner Backstrom. Unanimous. The Board reviewed the Alcoholic Beverage license applications for calendar year 2012. Commissioner Backstrom made a motion to approve the Alcoholic Beverage license applications for Jim Dandy’s Pizza, Camas Creek Country Store, The Cliff, Soldier Creek Brewing, Soldier Mountain Ranch Country Club & Resort, and Soldier Mountain Development. Seconded by Commissioner Croner. Unanimous. Dale Bunn with France, Basterrchea, Wagner & Bunn, Chtd., met with the Board to present the Annual Financial Audit for FY 2011. Most employee department supervisors and elected officials were present. Commissioner Backstrom made a motion to go into Executive Session pursuant to ID Code 67-2345(a) to interview a Planning & Zoning Commission applicant. Roll call, Commissioner Backstrom, aye, Commissioner Croner, aye, Chairman Davis, aye. The Board went into Executive session at 1:32 p.m. Chairman Davis declared the Board out of Executive session at 1:42 p.m. Commissioner Backstrom made a motion to appoint Jerry Nelson to the Planning & Zoning Commission for a term of six years. Seconded by Commissioner Croner. Unanimous. Mike Gill and Winston Ellis meet with the Board to discuss airport activities. They discussed lease terms, costs, etc. Commissioner Backstrom made a motion to authorize the clerk to process the Alcoholic Beverage license applications of the Iron Mtn Inn and Hill City Store & Saloon pending verification of their state Alcoholic Beverage license and fees paid. Seconded by Commissioner Croner. Unanimous. It was the consensus of the Board that the December 27th meeting would not be held. There being no further business the Board adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

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Do You Have old furniture? Home decor items? Antiques? The Other Side of Yesterday is looking to fill their floor with “New to You” inventory. We are looking for dressers, hutches, tables, chairs, etc. Check your barns, you’ll be surprised at what we want!

For Rent For Rent: 3 bdrm, 1 bath Fairfield home. 2 car garage and fully fenced yard. It has hard wood floors, wood burning stove and an amazing view, a must see! $600.00 a month plus utilities. Call 764-2000, ask for Alyssa Shoshone Rental: Small 2 bed 1, bath home (517 West C). $425 per month, $300 deposit. Pets OK. No smoking. Call Betty at 309-0318 For Rent: 2 bedroom caretaker house. $300 or less a month. Depending on how much help around ranch you are willing to give. Electricity and internet included, newly remodeled. Fairfield 208-764-2323. Shoshone Rentals – 1 to 4 bdrm houses & 1 bdrm Apts. Short-term ok for the Apts. Call Marie 420-3172 For Rent: 3 bed, 1 bath home in Shoshone (309 N Burch Street). $600 per month $200 deposit. Call 208-454-9814 or e-mail vivrantvic@gmail.com Newer House for Rent: 3/2 with two car garage in Fairfield. Very clean and energy efficient - duel pane windows. Rent, or will consider option to buy. $575 per month, includes water & sewer. Call Jamie 208-3091560 or Jim 916-920-0545.

FOR SALE For Sale: 30’ Ace Roller harrow. Also, 30’ Great Plains Grain Drill with seeder. Call Marvin France at 539-2355. GE Washer. Works great. $100 OBO Call 208 431-0302 or 208.721.0302 For Sale: 1947 Ford 2N tractor. Alternator, new coil, runs good, $1900. Call 208-989-0499 For Sale: Clean Mattress & Box spring, 39”x76” $75. Adjustable metal frame $55. Small electric snow blower $50. OBO Call 764-2886. Heat-n-Glow freestanding Black Cast Iron Direct Vent Propane Fireplace/Stove w/logs. Glass front panel, fan attached and includes 20ft. stainless steel chimney pipe. Asking $1,100. Call (208)-764-2820 Heavy Duty Rotary Hammer: Milwaukee Model 5300, all accessories w/metal case, plus 12 bits - $200. Call 358-2021.

Services Mending, Zipper repair, Patch, Hemming & Alterations, and Sew-onpatchs. In Fairfield, drop off at Camas Creek Store (see Barb or call Kathy at 837-6267). All people that had mending done thru $ Crafters’ Sake in Hagerman, please call 837-6491 or drop off at 380 East Salmon Street in Hagerman. There is a drop off place in Gooding, but you must call 837-6267 for information.


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