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News Gooding Chamber to Host Candidate Forum Tuesday, October 25th

Next Tuesday, October 25th, the Gooding Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidate forum at North Valley Academy from 7 to 9 p.m. for District 26 Legislative Candidates. The moderator will be Doug Maughan, CSI’s Public Relations Director. Questions may be submitted in advance to This Thursday, October 20th, The Gooding Chamber will hold their General Meeting at the Gooding County Museum. The main topic will be Gooding City activities. Meeting starts at 12 noon - please RSVP so they can have enough food (same email). On Monday, October 31st, from 2 to 5 p.m. many Gooding businesses along Main Street will have candy for young costumed trick or treaters. Also, check out Hot Gobble

Guts at the Schubert Theatre for a hot drink and a corn dog or cup of soup from 3 to 8.

The Camas Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Fall Themed Outdoor Decorating contest for 2016. The event is open to businesses, individuals or groups. Sign up by October 23rd at the Camas Creek Country Store if you want to participate. Judging will be held between 10/24 & 10/27. Winners will be announced at the PTO Harvest Festival on Saturday 10/29

at the School. Awards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

The Camas Conservation District is now having their

Help with Conservation

Gooding Community Playground Grand Opening

Starting next Tuesday, October 25th, volunteers will be gathering at East Park to construct the new playground. Please call 308-0292 to help this community project. Don’t miss the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Gooding’s East Park on Halloween, October 31st. The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. and will include trick-or-treat booths (provided by local busineses and organizations) and a costume contest! Come and play on the New Playground Equipment!

Harvest Festival & Decorating Contest

Annual Fall Tree Sale

Call or stop by for varieties and pricing.

764-3223 - 403 Soldier Road ~ Fairfield

Contact Kathy for more information (208) 585-1240. The Camas Conservation District is pleased to announce that beginning Friday, October 21st, District Conservationist Derek Romer will be at the District’s office at 403 Soldier Road, Fairfield, each Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist local land owners and users with conservation issues and planning. Stop by, meet Derek and discuss your conservation issues with him.

Pheasant Season is Now Open

Pheasant hunting season in southern Idaho began Saturday, October 15, and will run through December 31 (November 30 in eastern Idaho). A popular place to pheasant hunt is at Fish & Game’s Wildlife Management Areas where the Department stocks thousands of rooster pheasants during the hunting season. Local WMAs to check out are C.J. Strike (near Bruneau) and Niagara Springs (south of Wendell). Hunters should note that the age requirement for a WMA pheasant permit is now 18. Besides having valid Idaho hunting license, hunters 18-years-old and older must purchase a $23.75 WMA pheasant permit to hunt those birds. Permits are available anywhere licenses and tags are sold. Pheasant hunting at WMAs is popular, which means they can get congested at times. To maintain safety, all upland game bird/animal hunters are required to wear vis-

ible hunter orange (minimum size 36 square inches) above the waist during pheasant season when hunting on WMAs where pheasants are stocked. A hunter orange hat meets this requirement.

Big Game Hunter Reports

Reminder: Earlier this year, Fish and Game’s online vendor’s database was breached. Because of this hunters can not file reports online. The toll-free is, however, still available and hunters can call 877-2689365 to file their hunter reports for deer, elk and pronghorn, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Reporting is quick and easy, and when you file your report, you give critical hunt and harvest information, which directly affects decisions about next year’s hunting seasons. Every person who purchased a license and big game tag this year is asked to file a report, even if they did not go hunting.

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Camas PTO Presents

Joe the “Trick-Star” Odhiambo

The Camas County PTO would like to invite you to the latest School assembly, Joe the “Trick-Star” Odhiambo, on Thursday, October 20th at 2 pm in the High School gym. Joe is a former Phoenix Suns basketball player and current basketball trick performer. He will share his message with the students and public regarding finding success through drive and work ethic. Everyone is invited to join us!

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: There’s a saying in the West that water is worth more than gold. That couldn’t be more true for citizens in Legislative District 26 which includes Blaine, Camas, Gooding and Lincoln Counties. Representative Steve Miller protected this precious resource by voting to fund aquifer recharge and water storage. Water is critical for Idaho’s economy and well being. Miller works to resolve water issues within Idaho. United we can protect Idaho’s water from outsiders who would take it from us. Miller has served on the Camas County Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors for 38 years. He was president of Idaho’s Association of Conservation Districts, and served on the National Association of Conservation Districts’ Executive Board. Those years of voluntary service to his community, the state and the nation put him in good stead to fight for Idaho’s water right and encourage conservation. I ask you to vote for Steve Miller. He has the experience needed. Maureen Schwendener, Ketchum ------ Experience and Knowledge count, Re-Elect Steve Miller Dear Editor: As an owner of a farming operation in Carey, Idaho, I know water is the life blood of our farms and I’m thankful knowing that Representative Steve Miller is looking after our water interests in the State Legislature. Steve Miller works to solve problems in the Idaho Legislature and protect our resources. Miller voted to recharge our aquifers and increase water storage. Steve Miller as owned and operated his farm in Camas County for 30 plus years. He has served on the Camas County Commission and the planning and zoning commission. Miller has served on the Camas County Soil Conservation District. He gets Blaine County’s economic needs. Protecting its water resources is key to our valley’s success. He’s a member of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee, and Resources and Conservation Committee, plus the Agricultural Affairs Committee. Blaine County needs Miller in the legislature to look after our interests. Representative Steve Miller has a record of researching issues and finding consensus to benefit all of our families in Legislative District 26. Whether you are talking water, education, or fostering a pro-business environment in our valley, Miller’s the best person for the job. We need his experience and knowledge working for us. His opponent, Kathleen Eder, has limited experience. Blaine voters would be sending someone with no legislative experience to serve in the minority caucus. With his 4-years of experience in the legislature serving with the majority caucus, Miller has a smoother path to getting legislation passed. Please return Representative Steve Miller to the Idaho House. Laneta Hansen, Carey

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 October 19, 2016

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obituary Carolee Swaner Bowers

Carolee Swaner Bowers, 81, of Richfield, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday October 11, 2016. She was born June 13, 1935, in Farmington, Utah, the daughter of Dean Kast Swaner and Eva Wood Swaner. Carolee was raised in Farmington and graduated from Davis High School. On February 4, 1954, she married her high school sweetheart, Mark E. Bowers, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They settled in Richfield, Idaho, where they raised their family. Carolee was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings, including a full-time mission, with her husband, to Nigeria. She loved gardening and canning and was an excellent cook and was famous for the many spudnut doughnuts she made. Mostly, Carolee loved being a wife, mother and grandmother and spending time with her family. Carolee is survived by her husband of 62 years, Mark Bowers; three children, Steven (Donna) Bowers of Elko, NV, Kathy (Allan) Stowell of Shoshone, ID, and Bruce (Sharon) Bowers of Honeyville, UT. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one sister, Judith Castellion, and many extended family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Gary Swaner; two sons, Mike and Robert Bowers; and one granddaughter, Sarah Stowell. Funeral services were held on Saturday October 15, 2016, at the Richfield LDS Chapel, with Bishop Delbert Tree officiating. Interment followed at the Richfield Cemetery. Carolee’s family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in her name to: Alzheimer’s Association, Attn: Donor Services, 6126 W. State St., Suite 305, Boise, ID 83703.

Senior Center Meeting

The Camas County Senior & Community Center will hold a meeting on Friday, October 21, at 8:30 a.m. The agenda will include discussion of whether to continue or close the morning breakfast on weekdays, Monday thru Friday from 7:30 to 11:00.

Request For Proposals

The EFSP Planning Board for Camas County is requesting proposals from the community to provide services related to Emergency Food and Shelter. If you are a nonprofit organization within Camas County and you provide these services, please contact Shannon Harris at the Camas County Senior and Community Center or by calling 764-2226. Total amount available for Camas County is $2819. Proposals must be made no later than November 1st.


The City of Fairfield is accepting applications for the position of Planning and Zoning Administrator. This position will be (10) hours a week. The Planning and Zoning Administrator involves knowledge of the City of Fairfield Zoning Ordinances, Subdivision Ordinances, City of Fairfield’s Comprehensive Plan, scheduling and being present at Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, taking minutes, handling all zoning and subdivision applications to determine compliance, scheduling public hearings with the City Council and the ability to type and use Microsoft Word and Excel. For more information call 764-2333, or drop off resume to City Clerk at 407 Soldier Rd. Salary based on experience. This position will remain open until filled.

City of Fairfield Surplus Property Sale

The following item will be sold by a sealed bid by the City of Fairfield. The item is sold as is with no warranties express or implied to the highest, ready, willing and able bidder.

1970 Mack Fire Truck

The item may be viewed at the Camas County Sherriff’s office. All bids are to be received in the City Office at 407 Soldier Road, no later than 4:00 pm, Wednesday, November 9 , 2016. Recipients will be notified by Friday, November 11, 2016. Payments to be made by cash, certified bank check, or money order by Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm or items will be awarded to the next highest bid. Items much be picked up at time of payment unless other arrangements are made. The City has the right to reject all bids. Contact the City Office at 208-764-2333 if you have any questions.

Classified Ads GARAGE SALE

Fri, Oct 21 - 1 a.m. to ??? Sat, Oct 22 - 9 a.m. to ??? Go to Baseline Rd. north of Fairfield, go 1/3 mile east, then 1/4 mile south. Lots of misc stuff and a Chalet Arrowhead camper.


► NEEDED: Hospital bed in Fairfield. Please call 208-840-0271. ► Hunting Scout for Unit 44. Call 360-560-7232 ► Looking for land for 2017 cattle grazing, summer, spring or fall. Willing to fix fence, build fence or electric fence. Help is greatly appreciated. 208-720-5634.


October 19, 2016

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