Super Bowl Sunday
This weekend is the weekend all you football fans have been waiting for - SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! Whether you are rooting for the Seattle Seahawks or the Denver Broncos, picking the right place (and the right peo-
ple) is very important. You might choose to stay at home, but unless you have a big screen TV, that might be disappointing when you are trying to see the details of an important play. The other option is to head out to your favorite pub and/or eatery and share the excitement of the game with like minded people. If you haven’t chosen a place or your favorite place only has a small TV, perhaps you should consider Gooding’s newly remodeled bar at the Lincoln Inn. Just a year ago, Evaristo Mireles brought the landmark Gooding restaurant back to life. Now, after a lot of sweat and elbow grease, Evaristo has opened the Sportsfield Bar & Grill. If you haven’t been in the last few weeks, you are in for a pleasant surprise. The old bar top has been refinished along with the dance floor, pool tables are ready for action, and a half dozen video screens are ready to give you a view of the BIG
game from every seat in the room. Of course, with that many screens, they can show multiple games and other sporting events including basketball, boxing, NASCAR, the Olympics, and more.
North Canyon Medical Center Appoints Interim CEO North Canyon Medical Center (NCMC) announced January 22nd that its board of directors will appoint the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Tim Powers, to the Interim CEO position on February 1, 2014. In December, current CEO David Butler announced he will be leaving NCMC, at the end of January, to take a CEO position with Tillamook Regional Medical Center, in Oregon. Throughout January, Powers and Butler will work to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Over the next few months, continued on page 3.....
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Olympian To Run For State Representative Bellevue, Idaho – Olympic champion Dick Fosbury is best known for inventing a technique dubbed the “Fosbury Flop” and winning the gold medal in the high jump at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Today, Dick is taking on another challenge by announcing his candidacy for State Representative for District 26. “I am committing to represent the people of District 26 in order to develop a healthier economy with better paying jobs and an education system that prepares Idahoans for those jobs,” says Fosbury. Dick has lived in Idaho since 1977, and has spent the last 35 years in the Wood River Valley, working as a civil engineer. He’s been active in public service, serving as city engineer for both Ketchum and Sun Valley, as well as working on many private projects throughout southern Idaho. Education, jobs, and family income are the issues that motivated Fosbury to run for the state legislature. He will work tirelessly to “Raise the Bar” for Idahoans on these issues if he is elected. “Better continued on page 9.....
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Notices of Upcoming Events & Meetings
Breakfast in Gooding
The Gooding Senior Center will have their Monthly Breakfast the Saturday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Camas Chamber Meeting
The Camas Chamber of Commerce will meet tonight, January 29th at the Iron Mountain Inn. Everyone is welcome to attend. Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
Used Book Sale at Wendell Public Library
The Wendell Public Library will be having a Used Book Sale on Friday, February 14 and Saturday February 15. Adult and children’s books, videos, will be on sale for $3 dollars a bag. Baked food items will be on sale just in time for Valentine’s Day! The sale will be held in the old Ag building just West of City Hall (375 1st Avenue East). Shop Early - lots to choose from. All proceeds will be used to purchase new books for the library. For more information call the library at 536-6195
Fairfield Kids Bowling League?
The City of Fairfield is interested in sponsoring bowling for kids. Kids would be transported to Gooding - could be for a trip or a league (league would be for nine weeks). Please call the city office (764-2333) and let them know if you are interested.
Idaho and Utah Concealed Carry Class
Feb 1 - Fairfield Senior Community Center 10 am to 3 pm Idaho class $20.00 – Utah $50.00 – Both for $60.00 Class sizes are limited. Call 880-0490 for information.
Fabric Painting Classes:
Bonnie McGough is teaching fabric painting on Thursdays at the Camas County Senior & Community Center. Everyone is Welcome. No Charge for the class. Bring fabric if you have it. Class is held at 10 a.m.
Camas Family Game Night:
Dust off your board and card games and bring them to share with everyone at the old Camas School building. Admission is FREE, and there will be snacks & refreshments available (or bring your own). To be held on Saturday, February 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. Fun & Prizes! Sponsored by the Camas PTO.
Hagerman Bird Festival February 14-16, 2014
For information, contact Delores Smith, Festival Coordinator, a firstname.lastname@example.org, or goto www.HagermanBird.com or visit their facebook page - HagermanBirdFestival. Event will include workshops, field trips, meals, social and banquet events, and riverboat birding.
A big thank you to some Good Samaritans for assistance when we had car trouble recently. Mike Bright, Lincoln County Deputy changed our flat tire for us, Gerald Tews and his family stopped and jumped our dead battery, and Scott from the Bear Claw Trading Post brought his compressor and inflated our low spare tire. It was quite an adventure! Wes & Marypat Fields, Fairfield
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‘Astronaut’ Program Debuts at Faulkner Planetarium
TWIN FALLS – Mankind has always been fascinated with going into space, escaping Earth’s gravity and experiencing what only astronauts get to feel. The Faulkner Planetarium will give viewers that experience, minus only the weightlessness, in its new full-dome program ‘Astronaut,’ starting Saturday, February 1st. “This program lets you experience not only outer space, but also ‘inner’ space – what happens to the astronaut’s body as he or she lives outside Earth’s conditions,” said Faulkner Manager Rick Greenawald. “It’s an exciting show with lots of stunning video and simulations of what’s happening at the cellular level, too.” The story follows ‘Chad,’ a test astronaut and what he is subjected to beyond Earth’s protective atmosphere and magnetic field. Does he have the right stuff? Would you? The program is narrated by Ewan McGregor, who was ObiWan Kenobi in episodes one through three of the popular Star Wars movies. Following the program, a Faulkner show presenter will guide you through a simulation of the current evening and pre-dawn skies, including star myths, tips on locating constellations and planets, and more. ‘Astronaut’ will show at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday evenings as well as 2:30 on Saturday afternoons. ‘Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos’ will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. ‘Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure’ will show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. ‘Perfect Little Planet’ will show at 7 p.m. Fridays and 1:30 Saturdays. Admission to the Herrett Center for Arts and Science is free of charge. General admission to the Faulkner Planetarium is $6, seniors are $5, and students are $4. For more information, contact the Herrett Center at 732-6655 or log on to www.csi.edu/herrett for shows and information.
Schedule Change at United Methodist Churches
The United Methodist Churches in Shoshone, Gooding, and Richfield will be changing their evening schedules for the next ten weeks. Starting this week, the free dinners will be moved forward an hour from 6:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in order to make room for the Alpha program that they will be hosting. The Alpha program (www.alphausa.org) is a ten-week course aimed at teaching the basics of the Christian faith in a nonthreatening and warm environment. You are invited to come have a meal at 5:30 p.m. and, if God moves you, to stay for Alpha. Any part of this is optional. As a reminder, Shoshone community nights are on Tuesdays. Gooding community nights are on Wednesdays, and Richfield community nights are on Thursdays. Dinner will be served at the same time at all three locations: at 5:30 p.m. The meals are always as local, green, and healthy as they can manage. A love offering is the only money they ever ask for. Yours in Christ, Jeffrey Rickman
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2nd Annual GOODING COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE
...NCMC Appoints Interim CEO continued the NCMC Board of Directors will begin the search for a new CEO; which is expected to take several months. In the interim, Mr. Powers will fill the CEO & CFO roles until a successor for the CEO role is appointed. “The board of directors felt it was necessary to identify an experienced leader to fill the Interim CEO position. Tim has worked as the CFO at NCMC since August 2010 and his contributions to the team have been significant. His experience at NCMC will be instrumental in a successful transition for the staff, medical staff and board members,” Lucy Osborne, Board Chairman stated. “We are happy for David’s progression in his career and the strength in which he has left the hospital. We are well prepared for this transition and looking forward to a successful future.”
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June 13th & 14th, 2014 at the Gooding County Fairgrounds www.relayforlife.org/goodingid Relay for Life of Gooding County 2014 has set its first monthly team captains’ meeting for the year. The meeting, which will help better prepare captains and their teams for this year’s Relay, will be held at the Gooding County Fairgrounds Ag Extension office at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. There will be a Special Registration Fee and any team that pays its registration fee that night will only pay $25. After that, the registration fee will revert back to $100. Fundraise as a team—Teams can have a lot of fun organizing activities and events to raise money for the American Cancer Society—Relay for Life. There are many team fundraising ideas, but we’ve found that fundraising activities that provide a service that people would already spend money on are most successful. For example, teams could offer baby-sitting or host movie nights, garage/yard sales, spaghetti dinners, or car washes – the sky is the limit! Bring your fundraising ideas to the meeting and your team name and learn how to sign up your 2014 Relay team. WHAT IS RELAY FOR LIFE? Relay for Life is an overnight community and volunteer based event that brings together more than 4 million people to CELEBRATE the lives of those who have battled cancer. REMEMBER, those we have lost, and empower individuals and communities to FIGHT BACK against this terrible disease. Teams of 10-15 people camp out and take turns circling the track overnight, demonstrating their commitment to creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays! Gooding’s 2nd Annual Relay for Life will start on June 13th at 6 pm and complete with closing ceremonies on June 14th at 7 a.m. To find out more information on the Gooding Relay For Life or to volunteer, contact Susan Bolton at 934-8477, sbolton@ landtitleandescrow.com or to join a Relay team call Jason Neil at Edward Jones, 934-5001 or email@example.com.
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We have reached a testing crisis in Idaho and Common Core hasn’t helped. As a current high school English teacher, I know. We are over-testing children, including the new 8-hour Common Core test: the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). In high school alone we give students the PSAT, SAT, IELA, PLAN, ACT, pre- and post-tests, end-of-semester exams, ASVAB, Science ISAT, AP tests, SBAC, PLATO, benchmarks, Career Information System (CIS) and sometimes the NAEP. Not all students take every test every year, but the testing process disrupts the entire school calendar, regardless. Testing burns weeks of instructional time, clogs up school computer labs, and costs millions. Special education students are given even more tests, often with accommodations to take as much time as they need, soaking up weeks more in a teacher’s curriculum calendar. I support the Common Core standards generally, but I do not support the high-stakes test, the SBAC. Last year I wrote an op-ed in support of Common Core, but there are some ongoing concerns since then that haven’t been addressed by policymakers: fiscal strain, increased class sizes, cutting necessary programs and courses, teacher and student privacy issues, and tying teacher merit pay to SBAC. The proposed teacher career ladder is coming down the pike, but details are sketchy. Idaho legislators want to tie as much as 50 percent of SBAC scores to teacher pay. “Our students are the most over-tested in the world,” writes education historian Dr. Diane Ravitch in a January 11, 2014 speech. “No other nation—at least no high-performing nation—judges the quality of teachers by the test scores of their students. Most researchers agree that this methodology is fundamentally flawed, that it is inaccurate, unreliable, and unstable, that the highest ratings will go to teachers with the most affluent students and the lowest ratings will go to teachers of English learners, teachers of students with disabilities, and teachers in highpoverty schools.” We have become a nation infatuated with standardized testing and, in the process, have given private testing companies the onus for unnecessarily labeling schools, children and teachers. Groups like the Albertson Foundation and their Don’t Fail Idaho campaign continue to beat public schools about the head with statistics. Their campaign is meant to inform – but also to demoralize public schools – in order to privatize them, convert them into for-profit charters. Ravitch notes that U.S. Department of Education website data reveals that recent U.S. test scores were “the highest they had ever been in our history for whites, African Americans, Latinos, and Asians; that graduation rates for all groups were the highest in our history; and that the dropout rate was the lowest ever in our history.” Unabashedly, privateers like Governor Otter and Superintendent Luna choose to ignore these facts. New York state gave Common Core tests last spring and only 30 percent of students passed, including less than 20 percent of Hispanic students, 5 percent of students with disabilities, and 3 percent of English language learners. Could New York teachers use Common Core test results for item analysis and re-teaching? Nope. Results were reported in August. SBAC passing marks, called “cut scores,” are aligned with the federal test called NAEP, and the bar is set so high only 40 percent of students, at best, reach proficiency. In Idaho, we are setting up 60 percent of our children to fail. My young children will not be taking the SBAC, especially in their el-
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obit ua r ies Maria Guadalupe Jimenez
Maria Guadalupe Jimenez, 84, a resident of Wendell, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2014 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Maria was born July 12, 1929, in Jalisco, Mexico, the eldest daughter of J. Felix de la Torre and Maria Jimenez. She married Rafael Jimenez in 1946. They immigrated to the United States in 1978 with their young children. Maria worked for Clear Springs Food Company in Buhl from 1978 to 1995. After retirement she devoted time to her favorite things, such as gardening, knitting, and taking care of her family. Maria is survived by her children, Gabriel, of Illinois, Felix, of Idaho, Ramon, of Mexico, Florentino, of Texas, Micaela, of Mexico, Jesus, of Utah, Jose, of Idaho, Antonia, of Washington, Olivia, of Utah, and Josue, of Idaho. She was preceded in death by her husband Rafael in 1995. Recitation of the Rosary was held on Sunday, January 26, and a funeral service was held on Monday, January 27, 2014 at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Jerome. Burial followed at the Wendell Cemetery in Wendell. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Wendell Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
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Bessie Irene Mitchell, 78, a resident of Hagerman, died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel. George Newton West, 85, a resident of Richfield, formerly of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his home in Richfield. A local celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel. ementary years, when their love of learning is paramount. One answer: “opt out.” See Idahoans for Local Education website: http://bit.ly/1ac5aRZ. For the sake of Idaho’s children and teachers: “opt out.” Travis Manning is executive director of the Common Sense Democracy Foundation of Idaho and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danny L. Dains, 74, a resident of Gooding, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at his home in Gooding. Danny was born on January 11, 1940 in Emporia, Kansas, the son of Ervin Ace “Rusty” and Beulah Mae Shoup Dains. Danny married Virginia “Ginger” Thomasson on April 4, 1966 in Elko, Nevada and was happily married for 47 years. He is survived by: his wife, Ginger Dains of Gooding; three daughters, Kari Lynn Adams of Wendell, Kellie Jean Dains of Jerome and Kathi Rae Dains of Gooding; his brother, George (Marsha) Dains of Gooding; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death: by his parents, Rusty and Beulah; brothers, Richard and Delbert Dains; his sisters, Darlene Kloiber and Deanna Beer; and grandson, Jesse Adams. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating. A private interment took place at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.
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Learn all the fundamentals every artist should know, while experimenting with a myriad of art mediums. Week One – Line & Value: Create value scales and contour drawings of still life while learning 6 different drawing techniques using pencils and conte. Week Two – Texture & Space: explore the difference between actual and implied textures, while using “frottage” and various objects to create a 3-D work of art. Week Three – Color: make a color-wheel from three primary colors and paint a picture using a monochromatic color scheme while learning to use acrylic paints. Week Four – Shape & Form: explore the art of wax resist for a final project, and build on the concept of color schemes to create an “underwater wash” made from organic and geometric forms. The instructor will furnish supplies. No class on President’s Day, Monday February 17th. Instructor: Katie Klamm Fee: $69
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The firestorm cover of this book belies the cozy, normalcy within. Well, normal that is, if one is used to living in a buried silo that goes down 160 levels into the earth. There’s no high tech, slick, robot-like future here, Mr. Howey just uses all the ordinary technology of the pre-internet, pre-DNA era to make silo-life normal for people who were born and raised in the silo and continue to live, love, marry and if you hit the lottery, can have a child. These are all Americans apparently, who have saved themselves from a toxic earth surface by living in the ultimate bomb shelter, remotely monitoring the earth’s surface 24/7 for a return of green grass and life. The main feature of silo life is the central stairwell – the only impossible thing to believe in this “world” is that a huge silo meant to save the human race has no elevator! But this carefully controlled life is about to come apart at the seams thanks to the evil IT, and that is the action that moves this interesting story along while. I really “enjoyed” reading about how some Americans were saved after the earth’s surface was nuked into oblivion, but I wouldn’t bother to sign up for the silo unless I was promised an elevator. That stairwell wore me out!
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January 29, 2014
New Alanon Meeting
Bring out the bakers! Bring out the master chefs! Break out the fine china! Wake up Tee, you are obviously dreaming. What makes me even think of such?! OK, I got it now. I was thinking of creating myself a birthday party. For my lack of cooking talents, I need bakers and chefs. Personally, my birthday is just another day, and I generally work on by birthday. I was getting that urge to try another dutch oven cooking attempt. To set my thought in motion, I asked my sister if her family would be a guinea family again. They agreed. A call to mom had her agreeing to join us and to bring a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. My sister had the pizza place on speed dial. My backup system was installed, ready to support the necessary last minute supper (dinner) savings. I called my daughter and asked her if we could go shooting before our dutch oven meal. Maybe this was like, getting the cart before the horse? Maybe everyone thought I was going to shoot the meal I was going to cook? With that oversight, I bought a beef roast and all the fixings. I even had plans for baking a cake. The fine china in my mind was going to be paper plates. They are one of my friends on take out matters. In fact, they always wait stacked up in a plastic container for events such as picnics, graduations, power outages, and birthdays! Paper towels are great side kick supporters of the same. When I was fresh out of high school and working 16 hours a day, paper plates were handy. I used to tell people that being a bachelor I would use one side of the paper plate, then flip it over to use the other side. Once both sides were used I would stick them in the dishwasher. I don’t think people saw the humor in my bachelor story. As a younger child I was told not to play in my food at home and at picnics. I think at picnics I was merely trying to figure out a way to make a paper airplane out of the paper plate. The food had to be strategically placed on the plate to make the color for the airplane. The first paper plate was invented in 1867 by a German book binder, Herman Henschill. In 1887, John Dixon was given credit for the paper napkin. Our first paper plate credit (unknowing Chinese or near East invention) was in 1904 by Martin Keyes of Keyes Fibre Company. The plate was made of basic cardboard or layered paper. With the invention of the “health” cups (paper Dixie cups) by Samuel Crumbine in 1908, the paper plate tagged along with the paper cup. By the 1930’s the cup was world wide and in remote places such as dam building and the C.C. operations. In the 1940’s the cup drug the plate to factory bench workers. In 1948 McDonald’s restaurants saw fit to reduce dish washing and the cup and the plate sidekick were a new industry standard. As I had my birthday last weekend, my dutch oven was spared by the famous paper plate debut. This is my “Cup of Tee” print on paper.
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Legislative Update from Donna Pence Week 3: This has been Education Week in the Joint Finance Committee with K-12 and Higher Education presenting their proposed budgets. We have been privileged to meet with college students from community colleges and the 4 years institutions alike. Throughout the week institutions had displays highlighting special programs in the rotunda. This gave legislators the opportunity visit with many fine students and faculty members and to learn about innovative programs they developed. In their presentations to our Education Committee higher education presidents extolled the efficiency measures that they put into place, but emphasize that ongoing maintence on existing buildings cannot be covered nor can occupancy costs on new structures. (desks, tables etc.). I consistently heard how each was working with state or
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local businesses to determine the skills students needed so they could deliver the student business needs. High tech industries especially cannot find enough skilled students. If we are to attract these industries we have to have a pool of labor and higher education needs the resources to provide them. In budget news, Superintendent Luna proposed an increase of 5.1%, $66.9 million in the k-12 budget that also included a 1% raise for teachers. This opposed to the 2.9%, $37 million increase proposed by Governor Otter. This number did not include any raise in salary. The Education Budget is still $50 million below what it was in 2009. I don’t see the budget support needed to move schools forward on instituting the recommendations of the Task Force in the proposed 5 year timetable. Instead we are looking at proposals for tax shifts for businesses such as the removal of the grocery tax credit for individuals earning $23,000 and above to give a tax cut to business. The tax reductions to business and upper wage earners the last several years hasn’t done much to spur investment and in my opinion investment in the backlog of road, bridges, agency and school buildings would have put more back into the economy. The Common Core panel last Wednesday did present both sides of issues. I don’t think any minds were on either side. It provided information for those not familiar with the concept about, local control, who was involved in the development of Common Core, were teachers involved, and how successful or not successful it was in individual schools. One area of agreement was that the level of information garnered on each student be restricted. I expect to see a bill to stop implementation of Common Core, but I do not think it has support to be successful. However I would favor a time reduction in the trial test for the SBAC test, especially since the results will not be used this year. I do think it would be good to give students experience in taking this significantly different test. Next Monday from 3-5 in the Lincoln Auditorium we will be have a listening session for the Task Force Recommendations. We want to hear what you think about the recommendations and about your ideas for implementing them. You can find a copy of the recommendations on the State Department of Education web site. The whole 2 hours will be live streamed at www.idahoptv.org/leglive. As I write the Health and Welfare Committee is holding a listening session. In fact this is the second day. I have heard testimony concerning the difficulties service providers and patients have had with Optum, the server chosen to manage state outpatient behavior health services for Medicaid. Many instances of late or rejected payments to businesses providing service to this segment of the population. Much of the delay concerns a flawed pre-authorization system which members of the committee are committed to fixing. Also still an issue is individuals who fall into the gap created when the State failed to expand Medicaid. These folks are not covered by insurance and have to go the route of applying for County indigence funding or the CAT fund.
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4th Annual West Magic Ice Fishing Tournament Saturday & Sunday February 15th & 16th Register at 7 a.m. each morning at the lodge Questions? Call Don at 487-2571 or Stacy at 720-1738 Finally a group of ranchers for the Mayfield area (approximately Mt. Home west to Boise) are experiencing depredation from elk. The problem has been building since 2000. Large herds of 500 to 1000 animals have been migrating to the winter range of these ranchers and lots of feed for their herds and extensive destruction of fences is occurring. Depredation hunts and other Fish and Game efforts to move the herds have not been successful. The disruption of this relatively new migration pattern seems to be what the ranchers feel would be most helpful. Anyone have a good suggestion on how to accomplish this short of eliminating all the elk. More Bills moving through committee this week. I will touch on them and others next week. It is an honor to serve the citizens of District 26. Keep me informed of problem you may encounter and I will deal with them if I can. Contact me by phone at 208308-0046 or e-mail dpence@ house.idaho.gov. Donna Pence
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January 29, 2014
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education is the path to an elevated standard of living, “ says Fosbury. Fosbury says he is concerned by the alarming statistics in educational spending, and would like to see Idaho raise its rank in educational standings. As a civil engineer, Fosbury knows the dangers of deferring maintenance of infrastructure and believes that deferring significantly increases expenses long term. He spearheaded a successful campaign in Blaine County last year to repair the Wood River Trail System, citing the significant savings to the community by repairing the trail in 2014 and 2015. A delay in the project would have dramatically increased the price
tag for the repairs. An important benefit of infrastructure maintenance is the creation of high-paying jobs. Fosbury will be running on the Democratic ticket, along with Senator Michelle Stennett and Representative Donna Pence. He announced
his candidacy formally on Monday of this week at the Oak Street cafe in Bellevue. A crowd of 30 friends, family and campaign supporters gathered to hear Fosbury’s announcement. Retired Idaho Representative Wendy Jaquet attended the event, saying she supports Fosbury because, “He is an outstanding leader. He believes in public service. And he knows the value of education and understands that Idaho needs to work on the costs of education.” Dick lives with his wife Robin on a 20-acre farm south of Bellevue, where he enjoys caring for their horses, and growing vegetables and hay.
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 007633-ID Parcel No. RP01S16E030020A On 5/7/2014, at 2:00 PM (recognized local time), On the front steps to the Camas County Courthouse, 501 Soldier Rd., Fairfield, ID 83327, in the County of Camas, ELISA MAGNUSON, ESQ., a member of the State Bar of Idaho, of PITE DUNCAN, LLP, as trustee, will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the Count)’’ of Camas, State of Idaho, and described as follows, to wit: TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST OF THE BOISE MERIDIAN, CAMAS COUNTY, IDAHO. SECTION 3: A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN GOVERNMENT LOT 1 AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1 OF SAID SECTION; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 46’42” WEST 837.83 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 48’14” EAST 438.65 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57’54” WEST 496.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 48’14” WEST 440.27 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 46’42” EAST 496.03 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A COUNTY ROAD EASEMENT The Trustee has no knowledge of a more particular description of the above referenced real property, but for purposes of compliance with Idaho Code Section 60-113, the Trustee has been informed that the address of: 1293 EAST 200 NORTH, FAIRFIELD, ID 83327, is commonly associated with said real property. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances to satisfy the obligation secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in the Deed of Trust executed by LAURI L. BURNS UNMARRIED, as Grantor, to CHICAGO TITLE INSURANCE, A MISSOURI CORP., as Trustee, for the benefit and security of CHAMPION MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Beneficiary, dated 11/22/2005, recorded 11/28/2005, as Instrument No. 79175, official records of Camas County, Idaho. Please note: The above named Grantors are named to comply with Idaho Code Section 45-1506(4) (a); no representation is made that they are, or are not, presently responsible for the obligation. The default for which this sale is to be made is the failure to make monthly payments when due from 11/28/2010 and all subsequent monthly payments thereafter, including installments of principal, interest, impounds, advances, plus any charges lawfully due under the note secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust, Deed of Trust and as allowed under Idaho Law. The sum owing on the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust is $124,145.42, including interest, costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation thereunder or in this sale, and trustee’s fees and/or reasonable attorney’s fees as authorized in the Note, Deed of Trust or as allowed under Idaho Law. All delinquent amounts are now due, together with accruing late charges, interest, unpaid and accruing taxes, assessments, trustee’s fees, attorney fees and any amounts advanced to protect the security associated with the Deed of Trust described herein as provided under the Note, Deed of Trust and as allowed under Idaho Law. ELISA MAGNUSON, ESQ., a member of the State Bar of Idaho, of PITE DUNCAN, LLP, DATED: 12/31/13 Signature/By: Elisa Magnuson, Esq., A-4436506
Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 1366800-1 Parcel No. RPF0050019004BA On 5/7/2014, at 2:00 PM (recognized local time), On the front steps to the Camas County Courthouse, 501 Soldier Rd., Fairfield, ID 83327, in the County of Camas, ELISA MAGNUSON, ESQ., a member of the State Bar of Idaho, of PITE DUNCAN, LLP, as trustee, will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Camas, State of Idaho, and described as follows, to wit: LOTS 4, 5 AND 6 IN BLOCK 19, OF THE VILLAGE OF FAIRFIELD, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF SAID VILLAGE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF CAMAS COUNTY, IDAHO. The Trustee has no knowledge of a more particular description of the above referenced real property, but for purposes of compliance with Idaho Code Section 60-113, the Trustee has been informed that the address of: 310 CAMAS AVENUE WEST, FAIRFIELD, ID 83327, is commonly associated with said real property. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances to satisfy the obligation secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in the Deed of Trust executed by BRIAN L. MILLER AND HAYLEY D. MILLER, HUSBAND AND WIFE as Grantor, to TWIN FALLS TITLE and ESCROW COMPANY as Trustee, for the benefit and security of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS as Beneficiary, dated 1/20/2006, recorded 1/25/2006, as Instrument No. 79345, in Book 37, Page 515, official records of Camas County, Idaho. Please note: The above named Grantors are named to comply with Idaho Code Section 45¬1506(4)(a); no representation is made that they are, or are not, presently responsible for the obligation. The default for which this sale is to be made is the failure to make monthly payments when due from 6/1/2010 and all subsequent monthly payments thereafter, including installments of principal, interest, impounds, advances, plus any charges lawfully due under the note secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust, Deed of Trust and as allowed under Idaho Law. The sum owing on the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust is $161,905.76, including interest, costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation thereunder or in this sale, and trustee’s fees and/or reasonable attorney’s fees as authorized in the Note, Deed of Trust or as allowed under Idaho Law. All delinquent amounts are now due, together with accruing late charges, interest, unpaid and accruing taxes, assessments, trustee’s fees, attorney fees and any amounts advanced to protect the security associated with the Deed of Trust described herein as provided under the Note, Deed of Trust and as allowed under Idaho Law. ELISA MAGNUSON, ESQ., a member of the State Bar of Idaho, of PITE DUNCAN, LLP DATED: 12/30/13 Signature/By: Elisa Magnuson A-4436159 01/15/2014, 01/22/2014, 01/29/2014, 02/05/2014
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Camas County Weed Technician Position: Camas County Weed Technician I Application Period: 2/01/2014-3/01/2014 or until filled Position Status: This announcement will be used to fill one position with Camas County Weed Control. The start dates for these positions will be as follows Hiring: April 1, 2014 This is a Summer Seasonal position ending no earlier than October 1st, but may be extended if weather permits. (Flexibility on starting and ending date for college students.) The successful applicant will be required to obtain a Professional Applicators license within 34 days of hiring. Employer: Camas County, Weed Control Department Location: Fairfield, Idaho Salary: $10.00 to $15.00 an hour depending on experience Job Description: Available at the Camas County Court House Annex weed department. Direct Supervisor: Terry Lee. Camas County. Weed Superintendent Hours: 40 Hours per week; (applicant must be flexible} To Apply: Applications and job descriptions are available at the county weed department located in the county court house annex building located at 517 Soldier Road Fairfield, Idaho 83327 Camas County is an equal opportunity employer; Camas County Weed Control Technician I Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices
On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 the Fairfield Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a special meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Fairfield City Hall located at 407 Soldier Road in Fairfield. Items on their agenda include the following: Outdoor Lighting Ordinance: A continuation of public hearings for an amendment to Zoning Ordinance Number 223, of the City of Fairfield, Idaho Chapter 2 Zoning Definitions and Chapter 8 OffStreet Parking, Driveways and Loading by adopting Chapter 8-8 to include language on regulating new outdoor lighting with a purpose statement; provide a severability clause and effective date. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at the aforementioned time and place, all interested persons may appear and shall be given an opportunity to comment on the matters stated above. Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above-noticed meeting should contact the City Office as soon as reasonably possible. Comments and questions prior to the hearings should be directed to the Fairfield City Planning Administrator, P. O. Box 336, Fairfield, ID, 83327 or email@example.com, a minimum of five (5) days prior to the scheduled hearing. Plans and supporting documents are on file at the Fairfield City Hall and available for public review. DATED THIS THE 27th DAY OF JANUARY, 2014
Megan Stelma Planning & Zoning Administrator
January 29, 2014
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►High Country Fusion Co, Inc. is hiring a Purchasing Agent/ Pricing Coordinator. This will be a full time positions 40 hrs per week. Employees would be responsible for the procurement of supplies and inventory through purchase order writing & quotation between sales team and vendors. Requirements are managing time wisely, competent in Microsoft Word & Excel. Please send resume to: Alyssa.obland@hcfusion. com or drop off at the Fairfield location. 208.293.9569 for questions. ►Family Health Services has an opening in our Fairfield Clinic for nursing staff to provide support for general patient care and education. Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited nursing or medical assisting program and have or be able to obtain an Idaho State license or Medical Assistant certification. 6 months experience in a medical clinic preferred. 24-28 hours per week. Apply on our website at www.fhsid.org or email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale ►For Sale: Handmade Fire starters for your fireplace, campfire, or barbeque. $5.00 for 16 sticks. Call 208-212-5010. ►For sale: 1983 Ford F-150 4x4 New engine, battery, tires. Body straight w/ a few rust spots. Auto $1500. Call 208-727-7118
For Rent ►Furnished Room for Rent: $200 per month. Access to laundry room, weight room, kitchen, and wifi connection. Near Fairfield on Highway 46 & S. Manard. Call 490-6120 or 3205933.
►For Rent Fairfield: 3bd 1.5bth Home: new carpet, tile, range, dishwasher, microwave, w/d hook-ups, water pd, $600 rent $600 dep. Call 358-1457 ►Now Available. Small cottage with large garage. Very Clean and semi furnished. Sunny location with large fenced yard. Washer & Dryer. Non Smoking. First, last, and deposit. $400 per month. Call 720-6002. ►For Rent: 3 bed, 2 bath townhome on 1st Street East in Fairfield, single garage. Available now. Water, sewer, trash paid. $525 mo, $500 deposit. Call Boise 322-5600.
Services ►You’re going to need snow removal sometime this winter. So call now and I’ll be ready when you need me. 764-3418. I also do small engine repair. (Fairfield) ►Looking for scrap metal. Call Thomas Davis at 764-2484. ►I Replace Broken Zippers in jackets, coats, sweatshirts, vests, levi pants, skirts, etc. Hemming done on pants, levis, bresses, sheets, binding on blankets, etc. Patch rips, holes, back-pocket rips, overalls, levis, shirt-tail rips, etc. Replace elastic in most anything. Call Kathy in Hagerman 837-6267. Open 7 days a week.
A graduation “mortar board” hat and tassel in Camas colors. We need this for a display and wish only to borrow it. If you have one please contact the Camas Conservation District at 7643223 or email@example.com.
Donations of Gentle Used or New Books. All Proceeds Will Benefit the School Library. For the 1st Annual PTO Book Sale. This will take place at the annual Camas Academic Fair. You can drop off your donations at the school.
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