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New Entrance to Shoshone Skate Park

The Shoshone Skate Park has a new entrance thanks to Saddle Up Lincoln County and the Idaho Community Foundation. The skate park, which is located on the east side of Shoshone on the north side of Highway 26, has been in need of repair for a long time, and still needs more work. As a community organization, Saddle Up Lincoln County proposed a new entryway for the skate park and the city approved. Saddle Up then applied for and received a grant from the Southwestern Region Greatest Need Fund in

the Idaho Community Foundation to start the project. Many organizations pitched in to help with many in-kind hours of volunteer labor. Now, there is a beautiful metal structure covered with PVC lattice to provide a little shade and a place to sit with builtin benches for those who visit the skate park. The Chairman of Saddle Up, Vern Johnson, said this project would have been impossible without the help of partner organizations and individuals: City of Shoshone, City of Shoshone crew, Big Wood Canal Co. & American

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Falls Res. Dis. #2, Shoshone School Ag Department, Pacific Steel & Recycling, G & H Ace Hardware, Leland Towne, Payson Reese, Jon Pugh, Aric Johnson and Darrell Johnson. In the future, continued community support will be vital to the skate park restoration. In closing, Mr. Johnson said this echoes what was spoken decades ago, “Ask not what your community can do for you, but what you can do for your community.”

Saturday, December 14th Gooding Holiday Kickoff From 1 to 4 p.m. come to Downtown Gooding for a chili-potato fest, face painting, wagon rides,

and Santa Claus

–––––––– Richfield: Dec. 16th, 7:00 p.m. Shoshone: Dec. 17th, 7:00 p.m. Bliss: Dec. 17th or 18th, 7:00 p.m. (TBA) Wendell: Dec. 18th, 7:00 p.m. Gooding Elementary: Dec. 17th, 7:00 p.m. Lincoln County Community Center/Fairgrounds Dietrich: Dec. 18th, 7:00 p.m. Friday 2 to 6 p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hagerman: Dec. 18th, 7:00 p.m.

December 13th & 14th Gateway Community Market Food, Holiday Items and More

December 11 Volume 37 ~ Number 50 News from the Heart of Idaho Camas • Lincoln • Gooding

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3 Millon Jobs Waiting for You The unemployment rate for November (as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) fell to 7.0% as the result of 200,000 new jobs. While generally seen as a positive move in the economy, there are problems with that number. First, the new jobs are easily accounted for by seasonal hires for the Christmas season which will disappear in January. Also, the new job numbers are only an estimate based on what employers say they might do. Over the past 4 or 5 years, there has been a constant pattern of reporting positive job numbers followed by an adjusted report a few weeks later showing numbers that are less positive. Secondly, the actual number of people working or looking for a job, is more than 250 thousand people less than what it was just two months ago. So in truth, the real unemployment numbers are relatively static, that includes the participation rate (the percentage of people working or looking for work) which is at 63% - the lowest level in thirty years. Most of us have heard all of this before, in one form or another, but what you may not have heard is that there are over 3 million jobs in the U.S. waiting to be filled. continued on page 7.....


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Notices of Upcoming Events & Meetings

Special Food Bank Distribution in Fairfield

Today, Wednesday, December 11th, from 3 to 5 p.m. the Lighthouse Food Pantry (213 Ponderosa Ave. East) will have a special food distribution. Turkeys will be on hand as well as items to stock up your home pantry. Call 764-3322 for info.

Christmas Mass in Fairfield

The Immaculate Conception Chapel in Fairfield will be having a Christmas Mass on Christmas Day at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come share this special time of worship.

Camas Christmas Food & Toy Drive

The Camas PTO is accepting non-perishable foods and/or new un-wrapped toys for their annual “Make Christmas Great” event. You can drop off your items at any of the following locations: Camas School, Sheriff’s Office, the Wrangler, the Camas Senior Center, or Camas Creek Country Store. To nominate a family (including your own) call Shannon Cuellar at 764-3716 (all names kept confidential). Deadline is December 15th.

Soldier Mountain News Flash

All junior skiers (7-18) interested in starting a Soldier Mountain Race Program/Team are encouraged to meet Thursday, December 12th at 6 p.m. at Jim Dandy’s Pizza (back room) in downtown Fairfield. Topics to be discussed will be dates and times, tuition, requirements, etc. Our mission is to provide an entry level racing program for junior skiers that emphasizes a fun approach to ski racing. Contact: kevin@soldiermountain. com /208-320-8627.

Dear Readers

Because Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Wednesday and because we need a little break, we will not be delivering vendor copies during thoes weeks. Subscriber copies will be mailed out as normal.

Gateway Community Market December 13th & 14th

Friday 2 to 6 p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lincoln County Community Center/Fairgrounds (201 South Beverly Street, Shoshone, Idaho)

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Senior Center Events

The Camas County Senior & Community Center will be having a Chrismas Bazaar all this week and on Saturday, December 14th, with their Sourdough Pancake Breakfast. Also, don’t forget Energy Assistance today, December 11th, from 10 to 2. The Golden Year Senior Center in Shoshone will host their Christmas Dinner on December 20th at noon, and then be closed for the week of Christmas. There will not be a Saturday breakfast this month. The Richfield Senior Center will be open on December 23rd for lunch, then close for the rest of the Christmas week. The Gooding Senior Center will be having Music by the Fiddlers next Thursday, December 19, during lunch. On Monday, December 23rd, they will have their Turkey Dinner (with all the trimmings). They will then be closed until December 30th.

Sons of the American Legion Squadron #19 – Fairfield, Idaho

Christmas Party

December 14th at the Fairfield Legion Hall Happy Hour 5:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive at 7:00 p.m. There will be gifts for Santa’s little helpers.

Live Nativity In Hailey When: Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm Where: Vacant lot and future home of The Life Church (lot across from Albertsons) What: A live musical reenactment of the birth of Christ This is a FREE family event to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday. Please bring one canned food item to donate to local food banks. Remember your chairs, blankets, and warm clothes! There will also be caroling. Some hay bale seating will be provided. Singers needed for Idaho Idol Karaoke Contest coming this January. Performance categories are: Solo, Duo/Duet, and Group (3-5 people). Persons under 21 are welcome to compete between 9:30 and 10 pm each night. For more information contact Cindy at 420-6745 or cbaldwin123@live.com


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On Sunday, December 22nd, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. the God Squad puppet/drama team will present the Christmas show “More Than A Story” at the 1st Christian Church in Gooding. “More Than A Story” will include several new Christmas songs as well as some than a story old favorites. The combination of puppetry, blacklight effects, some human drama, and a few surprises, will entertain and encourage the audience to remember the real reason for Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ. Admission is free, but a love-offering will be taken for the God Squad to help with their 2014 Summer Ministry trip. Make plans to attend this presentation as part of your family’s Christmas celebration. The 1st Christian Church is located at 334 Fourth Avenue West in Gooding. Call 934-4542 for more information, and remember, Christmas is “More than a Story.”

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4-H Know Your Government

The 2013 Idaho 4-H Know Your Government Conference will take place in Boise, February 15-17, 2014. This conference provides 4-H members in the 8th and 9th grades a state level opportunity to learn more about government and how it works. Delegates will participate in a legislative or judicial workshop and: • Learn how the state government decision making process works. • Learn how teens can participate politically to influence state government. • Learn how the state judicial system works. • Observe the legislative process in action. • Learn what is involved in bringing a case to court. • Meet and share ideas with legislators, judges, and other elected officials. • Have breakfast with legislators and judges. Call the Gooding Extension office (934-4417) to request an application packet by December 6, 2013. Applications are DUE BY DECEMBER 20, 2013.

Idaho 4-H Livestock Skill-a-thon Contest

January 18, 2014 ~ Jerome County Fairgrounds Registration for the skill-a-thon begins at 8 a.m. Contest begins at 9 a.m. What is the skill-a-thon and what are the objectives? • To provide youth with the opportunity to blend knowledge and skills acquired in livestock judging, demonstrations, care, and exhibition of animals into one activity. • To provide youth who have no opportunity for livestock ownership to learn about the importance of livestock and their products to the environment. • To recognize youth for their total involvement in and comprehension in the livestock industry.



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Helen Marjorie McIntosh Storey Helen Marjorie McIntosh Storey, 97, a resident of Jerome, Idaho died, December 5, 2013 at River Ridge Center in Twin Falls, Idaho. Helen was born on September 25, 1916 in Richfield, Idaho, the daughter of John Sevier and Ruby Ellen (Ketron) McIntosh. She was raised and educated in Richfield, Idaho. She married Herbert Stanley Storey on July 2, 1940 in Jerome, Idaho. Helen was a wonderful sister, mother, and grandmother. Her many grandchildren have been blessed to have a grandmother who loved them so much. They were always most important to her. She helped raise them with love and a pinch of humor. She always had a beautiful vegetable garden and loved roses the most any flower. Her home was always welcoming to any who needed to stop and visit whether they were old friends or new. She is survived by Sister Lois (Dottie) (Keith) Green of Boise, Idaho; Sons J. T. Storey (Vicki) of Los Alamos, California and Carl Storey (Brenda) of Kingman, Arizona; 11 grandchildren; and 32 great grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents, John Sevier and Ruby Ellen (Ketron) McIntosh; husband Herbert Storey; son Gerald (Jerry) Storey ; infant Grandson James Stanley Storey; sisters Wilma (Tut) Boger, Virginia (Tiny) Reynolds; and brothers Hubert McIntosh, Cliff McIntosh and Carl McIntosh. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel (404 W. B Street). A private committal will follow at the Richfield Cemetery in Richfield. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com. Send your News & Articles to News4u@gmx.com or call 764-3322


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death & service notices

Christopher Ferrero

John “Hank” H. Sexton, 86, a resident of Bliss, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. No funeral services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Hank Sexton Family Memorial Fund through Farmers National Bank, P.O. Box 546 Wendell, Idaho 83355, phone number (208)-536-5271.

Christopher Ferrero, 42, a resident of Richfield, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 at his home in Richfield. Chris was born on July 13, 1971, in Sun Valley, Idaho to Walt and Linda Ferrero. He was raised and educated in Bellevue, Idaho. Chris is survived by his parents; 1 son, Dakota Ferrero, of Utah; 1 daughter, Kassidee Brown, of Colorado; 1 brother, Shawn Ferrero, of Riddle, Idaho; and 2 sisters, Lori Ferrero, of Richfield, Idaho, and Heather Dudley, of Bellevue, Idaho. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel.

Bobbie Sue Ingalsbe, 54, a resident of Fairfield, died Friday, November 29, 2013 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. No funeral services will be held. Cremation arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel.

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Eunice Carolyn Johnson Powell

Eunice Carolyn Johnson Powell, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, passed from this life on Friday December 6, 2013, peacefully at home. She was 85. Eunice was born December 17, 1927, in Weed, California; she was the 9th and youngest child born to Oscar and LaVerne Johnson. Eunice has been a resident of Richfield, Idaho since 1942. She met and married the love of her life, James Powell in May of 1947. Together they had four children, Carolyn, Freddy, Christa and James Jr., they also over the years took in over 50 different kids who needed to learn the value of hard work and the love of a family. They were the pioneers in bringing dairy farming to Richfield when everyone else was raising row crops. During this time Eunice supplemented the farm work by doing income taxes and book keeping for many people around Richfield. In 1986 they retired to a house in downtown Richfield. Even after retirement Eunice continued to do taxes for the community. She was one of the first QRU members in the state of Idaho and was a volunteer EMT for 17 years. She found time to volunteer for the American Legion Auxiliary and was the director of Girls State and she was a Richfield Tiger Mom. Her most beloved volunteer activity was doing the stats for the Richfield High School boys’ and girls’ basketball, and girls’ volleyball teams. She loved being with the kids & traveling on the bus to all the games around the state. She received the Duane Wolf Award from the Idaho High School Athletic Assoc. for her 23 years of service to Athletics. She was also awarded the Richfield Hall of Fame Award for her many years of volunteer service to her community.

One of her favorite past times was fishing with her kids, grandkids and friends. She could out fish every single one of us. She could catch fish when no one else could even get a bite. She was famous for making quilts and dolls for all of her family members and friends and has passed that talent on to her kids and grandkids. She would make quilts and dolls for everyone she knew for every event she could think of. Eunice and Jim were expert card players; they loved to play cards with their friends and family. Any night at their farmhouse you could find them playing cards and all were welcome to join in. They were sure to teach all of their grandkids how to play cards too. To this day Eunice has the best score in Gin Rummy. Eunice also had a great love for music; she played the fiddle for many dances and encouraged her kids and grandkids to learn to play an instrument. In her later years Eunice volunteered for the Richfield senior center, and was Site director for many years, she was one of the best senior citizen joke tellers in the valley. Eunice was preceded in her passing by her husband James Powell, and son Fred W. Powell. She is survived by her children Carolyn J. (Snoey) King, Christa A. Lucero (Ed ), James W. Powell Jr. (Joy), grandchildren; James Snoey, Eric Snoey, Nicole Edgar (Monte), Melissa Arenz Stein (Ray), Candace Lucero Pearson (Joe), Jessica Hull (Scott), Janin Powell, Mitch Lucero (Acee), Joshua Powell, Rouven Wagner (Gaby), 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She will be forever loved and dearly missed. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Richfield School (555 North Tiger Drive). A visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Richfield Cemetery. Eunice’s family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in her name to: Richfield School District, 555 North Tiger Drive, Richfield, ID 83349, for the athletic department or to help replace the playground equipment. This was a project close to Eunice’s heart. Arrangements are under the care of Farnsworth Mortuary of Jerome.


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Senior Center Menues All menues are subject to change without notice.

Fairfield 764-2226 (129 Willow Avenue West)

Lunch: 2.50 (2-9) $5 (10-59) $4 over 60 (suggested)

Breakfast: (8 to 10) 2nd Saturday of the Month

Call by 10 a.m. for take out. Also, please let the Center know if you have any special dietary needs such as allergies to food. -------------------------Friday, December 13 Pork Roast w/ Potato & Veggies Tuesday, December 17 Tuna & Noodles w/ Fresh Rolls Wednesday, December 18 Chicken & Rice w/ Veggies

Gooding 934-5504 (308 Senior Avenue)

Lunch Suggested Donation $3.50

Breakfast: (7:30 to 10) 1st Saturday of the Month

Fit & Fall Proof: Every Mon. & Wed. at 11:00 a.m. -----------------Thursday, December 12 Ham, Potatoes & Veggies Monday, November 16 Enchiladas w/ Rice & Beans Tuesday, November 17 Pork Chops w/ Potatoes Wednesday, November 18 Chow Mein w/ Fried Rice

Shoshone

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Breakfast: 3rd Saturday of the Month (8 to 10)

----------------------Thursday, Dec. 12 (Rich) Sand & Soup w/ Apple Cobbler Friday, Dec. 13 (Sho) BBQ Pork, Potato Salad & Rolls Monday, Dec. 16 (Rich) Baked Potato Bar Tuesday, Dec. 17 (Sho) Popcorn Chicken & Fries Wednesday, Dec. 18 (Sho) Ham Sand w/ Apricot Cobbler The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity lender, provider and employer.

Twenty-nine cent windshield scrapers... They were pretty common years ago. Businesses gave them out by the cases with their names printed on them. Many people collected the scrapers like calendars. Every car usually had at least two window scrapers in a rig. They were under the seat, in the glove box, on the dash, in the trunk, or even hanging from a gun rack in a pickup. Now where are they when you need one?? With the recent cold snap and snow, it is like an Easter egg hunt process to gather up window scrapers. Makeshift window scrapers included the pancake turner as long as it was plastic or Teflon - the metal ones scratched your windshield. Cardboard would work as long as you had folded it about three times. The red plastic “Solo” cup has had its share of windshield scraping time. In extreme emergencies you could use a hair dryer, plastic credit cards, drivers license, or your fingers to scratch a path of visibility. Sometimes you could be lucky enough to use hot water on the windshield. If you used water, you still had to deal with a frozen windshield until your defroster warmed up. If you were sloppy with the water, your door would be frozen with bigger problems WD40 didn’t cure. A precaution to frozen windshields may have been covering the glass with a blanket or newspaper. If you used the blanket, you had blanket fuzz all over your windshield. If you used newspaper, you would have fragments of paper stuck to the glass. A person is not supposed to be reading while they are driving especially if the print is backwards. To use your windshield wipers frozen to your windshield would just tear the blades off. The best precaution for a dry windshield is the good ol’ car garage. The first windshield type defroster (if I use the term loosely) was invented by Thomas J. French in 1930. It was a mechanical windshield scraper. Edward S. Cornell Jr. received the first patent on the forced air defroster in June 1938. Most of the window defrosting systems were that of primitive car heaters. Thomas Ahearn, a Canadian, introduced the electric heater in 1890. Around 1917 heaters were exhaust gases channeled through pipeworks. Most of them were only for the driver’s floor. Margaret Wilcox invented the front seat heater so that heat could be used across the entire front seating area. The system of exhaust heat and coal oil lanterns were very random, especially in colder weather. The use of the radiator for heat was utilized and more consistent. Ford Motor Company was one the first to use radiator heat in their Model A cars, although it was heavily experimented with in the mid 1920’s. Chevrolet perfected the heater core system that we use today. Chrysler aided with better duct system and Nash automobiles in better heat flow systems. Even with good defrosters today, fog can freeze a windshield quickly. Take a moment and gather up those windshield scrapers for safer travel. This is my “Cup of ICED Tee”! Tee Hurd


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...3 Millon Jobs continued

If those jobs were filled, the unemployment rate would drop to approximately 5.7%, something we haven’t seen since 2008. With nearly 12 million people unemployed in America, the big question is “why are these jobs not being filled?” The answer is not enough skilled workers. The U.S. education system is increasingly pushing academic standards with No Child Left Behind, Common Core, etc., and many of our students are being pushed into four-year academic college programs that a third of them will never finish. These young people then go out into the job market with few skills that will land them a decent job. Those that do graduate, often do so with degrees that are inflexible or in areas that are over saturated. The result of this over emphasis on academic achievement is that too few young people are learning trades, and as older workers retire many are not being replaced which creates a huge hole in the labor pool. In some cases this has delayed important infrastructure projects - a power plant in Georgia was delayed due to a lack of qualified welders. Also, a number of businesses have delayed expansion because they can not find qualified workers. Given this need for skilled laborers, the public school system should be investing far more in vocational training. Unfortunately, our young people are rarely encouraged to learn trades such as auto mechanics, appliance repair, plumbing, electrical, and other blue-collar work. Instead they are told that in order to get a good paying job they have to go to college. Different areas of the nation have different needs, but here are some examples of jobs that don’t require a college degree, but require skilled employees (and their average salaries): Elevator Repairmen/Installers ($74,000), Subway/Streetcar Drivers ($59,000), Rotary Drill Operators - Oil and Gas ($58,000), Electricians ($53,000), Brick Mason ($51,000), Entry Level Plumber ($41,000). As you might guess, all of these jobs require a lot of hard and/or tidious work. This is, of course, counter to the prevailing cultural additude of “more pay, less work”. It use to be that everyone accepted the idea that the more you produced (as an employee) the more you would get paid. Today, that is not true. Employees now demand (through unions and/or minimum wage laws) that everyone be paid the same, reguardless of whether they produce or not. In fact, many of our young people would rather not work at all - welfare. This welfare mentality is so prevelant that many companies that are willing to train people for jobs that pay well above average wages can not find people who are even willing to apply. A large nataional company offering jobs in the six figures (once training was complete) recently tried to hire just twenty-six people - no one applied. In the 1970’s, a college recruting campaign was started that



The Paris Wife by Paula McLain If you never loved Hemmingway’s writing, you will love Paula McLain’s writing. Her fictionalized account of Hadley Richardson, who became Ernest Hemingway’s first wife and mother of Jack Hemingway, is hard to put down. Ms. McLain’s style is so believable, the entire story feels like an autobiography, authentic in every detail. The Paris years, the menagerie of people who would one day all become famous on their own, a marriage that crumbled before it was five years old, the bullfighting, all of it feels like Hadley herself is telling the story. The reader can understand and feel the way Hemingway struggled and sweated out every word he wrote with a pencil on paper. His books were mostly small, his stories compact and complete. I think about some our modern prolific writers like James Patterson, Nora Roberts who crank out multiple books in a single year and I wonder if they sweat out any of the words.. Perhaps they do, but they may not drink as much as Hemingway. It turns out that alcohol was the lead in his pencil. If you want to know more about this famous family closely associated with the Wood River Valley, read this book. It’s a great read. said, “Work Smart NOT Hard.” The result of pushing more and more students into college is that there is currently between $900 billion and $1 trillion in student loan debt in the United States today. For most of those students, getting into debt was neither smart or hard, and up to 10% of those loans may never be repaid. There is, however, a movement by some to try and change this. The host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe, recently started up a program to encourage and help young people avoid student loan debt and find real work. While most scholarships focus on academic achievement, athletic ability, and artistic talent, the mrW Scholarship Fund is for students looking to learn a skill and willing to “Work Smart NOT AND Hard”. If you are a young person who is not afraid of a little hard work, check out mikeroweworks.com or profoundlydisconnected.com and learn why you don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars for a college degree.

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109 Waterfowl Carcasses Dumped

Idaho Department of Fish and Game conservation officers are seeking information on a large number of ducks that had been dumped along the Clear Lakes Grade Road. On December 8, the carcasses of 107 mallard ducks and two geese were discovered by other waterfowl hunters. “Even though the meat was taken from every bird, the location they were discarded is the problem,” said Robert Gillingham, Idaho Fish and Game Conservation Officer. “The location is highly visible and this it put sportsmen in a bad light.” “This is littering, plain and simple,” he continued. Anyone with information on this or another case is asking to call the Fish and Game at 324-4359, or the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline. CAP is offering a reward for information in the case and callers can remain anonymous. Contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 twenty four hours a day.

CSI Workforce Training

The College of Southern Idaho Workforce Training Network offers comprehensive training programs dedicated to producing workers with the competencies needed to meet ever-changing area employment demands by providing customized job training courses for new entrants into the labor market, dislocated workers, and currently employed workers. Training includes professional development, skills upgrades, vocational and industry specific certifications, customized non-credit training, testing and assessments, and online classes. All trainings are available to the public and as customized programs. For more information about the CSI Workforce Training Network, visit online at http://workforce.csi.edu. Upcoming classes include a non-credit Forklift Operation and Safety Course starting on January 16 at the CSI Campus (cost is $85), and a non-credit OSHA 30Hour General Industry Training Course on January 6-9 (cost is $250). Students may register at http://communityed.csi.edu or by calling 732-6442. Class sizes are limited so early registration is suggested.


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Health Insurance Update Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter asked Idaho health insurance carriers today to consider reinstating coverage for individuals and small businesses whose policies were terminated as a result of Obamacare requirements that take effect January 1. “We’re not going to tell them how to run their business. I proposed and the Legislature enacted a state-based healthcare insurance exchange law that was designed to maximize flexibility for consumers and carriers under Obamacare,” the Governor said. “If they can see their way clear, I hope they’ll consider reinstating those policies. But I’m not going to add another layer of government restrictions on the marketplace.” It became clear soon after the launch of the federal Health Insurance Marketplaces that the rules of Obamacare were inconsistent with the President’s repeated promise that enrollees could opt to keep their existing coverage and provider networks. In response to public outcries, the Obama administration gave individual states the option of allowing carriers to temporarily reinstate policies that were cancelled for failure to meet “essential health benefits package standards.” Governor Otter said he talked with carriers about their options, studied the approaches being taken in other states and opted today to ask insurance companies to continue coverage. “I’m confident they’ll act in the best interest of their customers.” Any Idaho residents whose existing policies have been terminated or are scheduled to be terminated as a result of Obamacare coverage requirements should contact their chosen carrier or the Idaho Department of Insurance for more information.

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Groups are starting to bring in supplies for our Christmas food box distribution. God is truly blessing us through the generosity of people in Gooding County!! We are still in need of each of the following items: Oranges, Celery, Eggs (cartons of 12 or 18 will be distributed) (If you can only donate a few… it all adds up!! Thank you!)

Our thanks go out to the following groups, churches and businesses that have helped collect the necessities for our Christmas Box distribution that will take place on December 19th: Desert Hills (Gooding), Living Waters Presbyterian

Church(Wendell), Gooding Methodist Church, Gooding First Baptist Church, St. Elizabeth’s (Gooding), St. Anthony’s (Wendell), New Life Community Church (Wendell), Big Sky Dairy Bible Study Group, Jason (Edward Jones Realty), Gooding 1st,2nd & 3rd LDS Wards, Wendell 1st & 2nd LDS Wards, Magic Valley Growers, Glanbia, Cooks Grocery Store, Ridley’s Grocery Store, Valley Country Store. Our apologies if your name was not included and should have been… Bless you all!!! Thank you to the Gooding County community at large who shopped at Ridley’s and donated the $5.00 food bags

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to Helping Hearts & Hands. This has been an immense help to us!! We also want to acknowledge the individuals of Gooding County who have been so very generous in their support of Helping Hearts & Hands. Many people walk in to our facility daily with their donations. Your donations are what keep this facility open! We could not continue helping our neighbors without your assistance. We are looking for a volunteer who would be interested in heading up a coat drive for Helping Hearts & Hands. Coats can be new or used… last year we distributed 455 coats to adults and children!!


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Are you civic minded? Would you like to make your community a better place? The City of Wendell is looking for volunteers to help as board members on Planning & Zoning Urban Renewal and Downtown Revitalization

New Alanon Meeting at the Gooding Walker Center (605 11th Avenue East) Every other Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

All are welcome!

Questions? Call MaryLou 934-5380 The Al-Anon Family Group is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems.

Jason E Neil Financial Advisor

442 Main Street ~ Gooding

934-5001 or 227-3389 jason.neil@edwardjones.com

Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices LEGAL NOTICE OF Planning and Zoning COMMISSION SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR 2014 The Camas County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold their regular meeting at the Camas County Courthouse Annex located at 517 Soldier Rd., Fairfield, Id. 83327 on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. If Tuesday is a holiday, the following Wednesday will be the meeting date.

2014 MEETING DATES JANUARY 7, 2014 JULY 1, 2014 FEBRUARY 4, 2014 AUGUST 5, 2014 MARCH 4, 2014 SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 APRIL 1, 2014 OCTOBER 7, 2014 MAY 6, 2014 NOVEMBER 4, 2014 JUNE 3, 2014 DECEMBER 2, 2014

Services for persons with disabilities can be made available by calling the P&Z Administrator at 764-2046 three (3) days prior to the public meeting or hearing. published on 12/04, 12/11 & 12/18, 2013

Serving with all Gentleness & Compassion...

Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices

CAMAS COUNTY CONTRACT PUBLIC DEFENDER

Contract Amount: $ 750.00-$ 1000.00 Classified: Contractor Closing Date: 12/13/2013

Camas County is seeking to contract for a Public Defender. This opportunity arises due to vacancy. The Public Defender’s duties include but are not limited to defending people accused of crimes within Camas County, representing people in mental health commitment cases, representing parents in child protection matters and representing children in Juvenile Justice matters. It is imperative that she/he be well versed in Criminal Law in order to meet these various needs of Camas County. Further, the applicant must have a license to practice law in Idaho and be in good standing with the Idaho State Bar. Specific details of the contract will be negotiated with the successful applicant. Loan No. xxxxxx7498 T.S. No. 1248628-37 Parcel No. rpf0050004018ba NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE On March 26, 2014, at the hour of 2:00pm, of said day, at On the front steps of the camas county courthouse 501, Soldier Road, Fairfield, Idaho, First American Title Insurance Company, as trustee, will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a State or National Bank, a check drawn by a State or Federal Credit Union, or a check drawn by a State or Federal Savings and Loan Association, Savings Association, or Savings Bank, 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: The east 67 feet of lots 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22, in block 4 of fairfield townsite, Camas county, idaho, as the same is shown on the official plat therefore located in the office of the county recorder of said county. Commonly known as 101 Alturas Avenue West Fairfield Id 83327. 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 Rodney Shane Harris An Unmarried Man as Grantor, to Gooding Title and Escrow, as Trustee, for the benefit and security of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., (“mers”) As Nominee For The Mortgage Co-op, A Utah Corporation, Its Successors and Assigns as Beneficiary, recorded February 17, 2005, as Instrument No. 78226, Mortgage records of Camas County, Idaho. THE ABOVE GRANTORS ARE NAMED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 45-1506(4)(a), IDAHO CODE. NO REPRESENTATION IS MADE THAT THEY ARE, OR ARE NOT, PRESENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OBLIGATION. The default for which this sale is to be made is: Failure to pay the monthly payment due august 1, 2009 of principal, interest and impounds and subsequent installments due thereafter; plus late charges; together with all subsequent sums advanced by beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said deed of trust. The estimated balance owing as of this date on the obligation secured by said deed of trust is $110,022.24, 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 promissory note secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust. First American Title Insurance Company C/o Cal-western Reconveyance Llc P.O. Box 22004 El Cajon Ca 92022-9004 (800)546-1531 Dated: November 20, 2013 Signature/By First American Title Insurance Company. DLPP-434930


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For Sale

►Greenleaf Garfield Dollhouse Kit. Sets up at 41 1/2” wide x 42” high x 30” deep. Scale 1” = 1’ $120 OBO. Call Becky at 358-7241

►7 foot flat bed w/drop down hitch, head rack, all steel. $500 OBO. Call 539-0183 ►For Sale: 1992 Green Dodge Stealth, V6. $1,600 OBO. Call 764-2882. ►Beef for Sale: Grain fed whole, half, quarter. Ready for pickup mid to late October. $3 per pound plus 45¢ per lb cut & wrap. Your choice of cuts. Place order now by calling 764-3418 or 208-481-1117. ►For Sale Two 1999 Yamaha Mountain max 700 Snow mobiles 136 inch trac with covers Excellent condition, $1500.00 each Call Kurt at 801-870-3799 sleds are in Fairfield. ►1974 CJ-5 Jeep, 258 C1, straight 6, low miles, very sound all the way around. Bra top, electric winch with remote. $3750. Please call 721-8405. ►For Sale: Gold’s Gem PowerSpin stationary bike with 8 settings and a plug n’play mp3 sound system. Battery operated. Asking $75. Please call 7642999 ►Firewood for Sale: Mix-species, full length logs delivered by truck, approx 15 cord. Also, rough-sawn lumber, any size. Call 208-921-6493. ►1000 gallon steel water tank on steel trailer. $500 OBO. Call 539-0183. ►Gooding House for Sale: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2000 sq feet plus 2car garage and large storage shed.

Wonderful family room, underground sprinklers, vinyl fencing, new windows, central air heating w/heat pump. 821 Michigan Street, Gooding. Call 490-6405 or 934-5327.

Employment ►Camas County Road & Bridge is seeking to fill a Full time position in their department. Applications and job description are available at the Camas County Road & Bridge shop and the Camas County Courthouse. Camas County is an EOE. Job application open until position is filled. Camas County is an EOE. Please contact Road & Bridge Supervisor Michael Gill for more information at 764-2271. ►Ski & Snowboard instructors wanted for the upcoming 2013/2014 season at Soldier Mountain Ski Area. No previous experience necessary. For more information please call Kevin @ 320-8627, Kristi @ 599-5051 or 764-2526 ex 105.

For Rent ►House for Rent: 2.5 bed, 1 bath house at 813 Soldier Road in Fairfield. 1200 sq ft. Available January 1st. $400 per month plus utilities. Call 764-2171. 4 cords of firewood also available for purchase. ►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. ►Three bedroom, one bath, newly remodeled home with 6 foot privacy fence. For more information, call 727-1708.

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Ads

►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) ►Grammy’s Day Care: 920 5th Street West in Fairfield. State Licensed Group Daycare Facility. Debbie Shenk, LPN 481-1218. Limited childcare openings during the Thanksgiving and Christmas break. Call to reserve your child’s place in this loving environment. ►Former nurse’s aide with 30 yrs. Home Health experience available for in-home care. Many local references. Part time, overnight, respite, hospice. Call Karen at 764-2906 (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.

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Found

Found in Dietrich - Male unneutered Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler cross with a tail. Please call 308-2638.

Wanted:

Egg Cartons. Big, Small, or any number. Call 539-5292

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