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Farm Girl to Shop Girl

Stephanie Trent grew up on her parent’s farm in Wendell. After graduating from high school, she moved to Gooding where she has been for the last twenty years. Growing up on a small farm gave her a great many skills, and being “crafty” was not just a way of being creative, it was a necessity when things were financially challenging. But, what do you do when your supply of crafting material drys up? When Kings shut their doors last year, Stephanie and her daughter, Shiloh, started thinking about how to fill that need in the Gooding community. Behind her house, located just east of Slimman & Butler (1916 East 1700 South), was a little building that once housed an upholstery business. And thus, an idea was born. A year later, little paint, some new windows, and a lot of elbow grease has converted the building into a place where you can buy yarn, sewing supplies, kid’s craft kits, fabric paint, embroidery items, and even a few unique items on consignment. You can also buy some of Shi’s Various Creations crocheted creatures of all kinds, scarves, etc. As things grow, Stephanie and Shiloh hope to provide “home-grown wool” from their small lama and alpaca herd. In the mean time, they invite you to come on out to the shop between 12 and 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and find what you need for your crafting projects. They can make special orders as well. Many of you know Stephanie Trent from the Co-op store in Gooding, and now you can also get to know her new business adventure - S&S Crafts.

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This Saturday, February 17th

Come to the Fairfield Community Church from 8 to 9 a.m.

Be Encouraged! Be Strengthened! Be a Man! Inspirational Message by Pastor Nick

Proverbs 27:17 - Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

News from the Heart of Idaho Camas • Lincoln • Gooding

February 14, 2018

Vol 42 ~ Num 7

District 26 Legislators Discuss Issues

The main topics of discussion at the District 26 Legislative townhall meetings held this past weekend were no surprise – education, healthcare, and taxes. The tax reform bill, which was passed by Congress and signed by the President, is having a significant impact all across the nation. To keep things easier for filing taxes, Idaho and most other states are conforming their state income tax rules to the federal rules. In general, this means the standard deductions and income thresholds will be the same on both forms. The bigger issue regarding taxes is the projected surplus. The Governor’s budget gives almost all of that surplus back to the taxpayers. However, many legislators would like to use at least part of that surplus to help transportation infrastructure, education, healthcare, corrections, and other state departments that are still struggling with the aftereffects of the poor economy over the last several years. The House approved the tax cut (House Bill 463) 59-11 last week, but its fate in the Senate is not certain. Education is always a big issue. While money is often the dividing point between Republicans and Democrats, Representative Sally Toone said money is not the main concern. Idaho is the fastest growing state in the nation (percentage wise) and over the last year or so, public school enrollment in Idaho has grown by about 14,000 students. The problem is that we have lost nearly 400 teachers. This problem is not unique to education. It affects businesses all across Idaho. Wages in neighboring states are much higher than Idaho, and we are losing many of our young workers to that temptation even though (in many cases) they are not better off economically. A teaching job in Seattle, Washington, may pay more but the cost of living in that city (compared to Idaho) wipes out any advantage. Senator Michelle Stennett said there is a concerted effort in both K/12 and higher learning institutions to create programs that specifically benefit Idaho business needs, and encourage our youth to stay in Idaho. Not everyone needs a 4-year degree. Many individuals are better served with continued on page 6...

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Notices of Upcoming Events & Meetings Youth Group Meeting Cancelled

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The Community Church Youth Groups will not meet this Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Crab Feed to be held in Fairfield on March 3rd. Stop by Sunday, February 18th, due to the Teen Winter Retreat being Valley Service (764-2223), Iron Mountain Inn (764-3444), Soldier Creek Brewing (358-2214), held at the Intermountain Christian Camp. or ask any Legionnaire. Tickets are $35 (if you buy early) or $40 at the door (if any are left). The contemporary evening service at 5:00 will continue as ONLY 150 TICKETS AVAILABLE normal. Come be blessed! The Crab Feed is All You Can Eat. Just bring your crab crackers or Camas Chamber of Commerce scissors, and a big appetite. Crabs will be served at 7:00 p.m. (dungeon The Camas Chamber of Commerce will be meeting next opens at 5:30). Wednesday, February 21st, at 7:00pm at the Forest Service And DON’T FORGET... buy your raffle tickets for a shot at a Rifle Building. Mike Dettori will be presenting information on various or a Pistol. Tickets are $5 or five for $20. projects the Forest Service is working on. Everyone is welcome to attend, and you don’t have to be a business to join.

Wendell Athletic Banquet & Auction

On Saturday, March 10, come on out and support the Wendell Trojans at the Wendell H.S. Gymnasium. The evening will feature smoked ribs and pork loin dinner, and great raffle items - 55” TV, a gun safe, Lagoon Park tickets, and much more. Dinner & Raffle tickets are on sale now at the school offices or from any WHS athlete. $5 each or $25 for six. You can also get tickets and more information by emailing Katie Howerton at This event is being hosted by the “help BE THE CHANGE” fundraiser committee.

‘American Creed’ Documentary Kicks Off Local Community Conversations

In a seemingly fractured nation, what ideals do Americans share in common? To find out, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy teams up with former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice for American Creed, a cross-partisan documentary that showcases stories of activists striving to realize America’s promise across deep divides: * Joan Blades, founder of, and Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, form an unexpected bond. * Baseball manager Joe Maddon becomes a civic activist after a controversial immigration ordinance is passed in his Pennsylvania coal country hometown. * Deidre Prevett, a school principal in Oklahoma, fights for low-income children. * US Marine Tegan Griffith advocates for fellow veterans in Wisconsin. * Author Junot Diaz makes the case for public institutions like the New Jersey library where he learned to become a writer. * Based in Seattle, Eric Liu creates new civic rituals and brings community leaders together across divides. * Entrepreneurs Leila Janah and Terrence Davenport create economic opportunity in the Arkansas Delta where the legacy of slavery and sharecropping persists.

American Creed airs Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 9 p.m. on Idaho Public Television.

In the weeks leading up to the documentary broadcast, Idaho Public Television - along with partners the Idaho Statesman and the Boise State University Center for Idaho History and Politics - is organizing a public screening of clips from American Creed that will include a panel discussion on a topic that affects Idahoans. “DACA and the Magic Valley” – Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 PM in the Rick Allen Room at the Herrett Center in Twin Falls. (The event is FREE, but please register.) The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is scheduled to be phased out on March 5. As the rhetoric about the program heats up once again, can communities with undocumented residents have civil, productive conversations about the issue? Building off the themes of a new PBS documentary, American Creed, IdahoPTV host Marcia Franklin will moderate a discussion at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) in Twin Falls about ways to bridge the divide over the often-contentious issue of immigration. The evening will also include the screening of clips from American Creed. Panelists include Idaho Rep. Lance Clow (R-24); Cesar Perez, Associate Dean of Extended Studies, CSI; and Laura Prado, CSI student. Food will be served at 5:30 PM and the program will begin at 6:00. Join in the conversation on Facebook or visit Idaho Public Television News for the full press release, which includes other events.

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School District Gives to Food Bank

1-888-934-1862 • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 • The Courier NEWS

In January, the students and staff of Camas County School District presented a check to the Lighthouse Food Pantry in the amount of 573.77. This money was the result of a “penny drive” to raise money for the local food bank. The pantry manager, Ed Reagan, said he was surprised and grateful for the generous support. “We receive lots of food donations, but sometimes there things we need to buy. This money will help us make this service to the communty much easier.” Mr. Reagan extends a heartfelt thank you to all the kids and the adults at the school. As a reminder: This Friday, February 16th, is the monthly distribution from 3 to 4 p.m. If you have trouble being there at that time, just call Ed at 208-764-3322 and he will arrange to meet you at the little building in the City Park.

Community Breakfast at the Wendell Senior Center 380 1st Ave. East - Wendell (across from the city offices)

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Hey... Claude & Tom, Thanks for doing such a great job in cleaning up West Sage Avenue. It is much nicer driving in that part of town. Thank you, and keep up the good work! Breezie

Eastern Oregon University Announces Fall 2017 Dean’s List

LA GRANDE, Ore. (Jan. 30, 2018) At the close of fall term, 529 EOU students qualified for the dean’s list. These students maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher while completing at least 12 hours of graded coursework during the term. Kirstin Wert from Wendell, Idaho, is a student from our area making that list.

Central Lakes College Announces 2017 Fall Semester Honors List

BRAINERD, Minn. (January 5, 2018) The President’s List includes 214 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 while enrolled for at least 12 credits. The Dean’s List includes 265 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to 3.74. Taylor King from Richfield, Idaho, is included in the Fall Dean’s List. Central Lakes College is a comprehensive community and technical college in Brainerd, Minn. The college serves about 6,000 students annually in liberal arts and career education programs. Eastern Oregon University is a high quality liberal arts and professional school located in La Grande, Oregon, and online almost anywhere in the world. Visit for more information.

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June “Clareen” Reed

June “Clareen” Reed, 83, a resident of Gooding, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at Diamond Peak Assisted Living in Gooding. Clareen was born on September 14, 1934 in Gooding, the daughter of Roy and June Graves. She was raised and educated in Gooding. She married Jim Reed on January 25, 1953 in Gooding. Clareen and Jim farmed in the Tuttle area for over 50 years. They retired and moved to a small acreage in Gooding where Jim raised a large garden and Clareen canned all the fruits and vegetables. They enjoyed sharing these goodies with friends and neighbors. Clareen and Jim played cards - mostly pinochle, and square danced in their younger years. Later in life Clareen spent countless hours knitting and crocheting beautiful afghans for every grandchild and great grandchild. Clareen is survived by: three sons, Kim - born in 1954 (Bette) of Wendell; Ron - born in 1955 (Roxi) of Gooding and Dan - born in 1959 (Leanne) of Gooding; one sister, Mary Lou (Ken) Ruby of Wendell; one brother, Dick (Fran) Graves of Gooding; eight grandchildren, Lyndi Adams (1980), J.T. Reed (1980), Bryan Reed (1981), Nicole Reed (1987), Jena Faulkner (1986), Kevin Reed (1985), Alissa Reed (1990) and Brianna Reed (1996). She was preceded in death by both of her parents, Roy and June; and her husband, Jim. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 am at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel with Rev. Andy Morris officiating. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding. Condolences, memories and photos can be shared with the family by following the obituary link at

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Steven Albanese, 60, a resident of Bellevue, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Bell Mountain Assisted Care in Bellevue. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service. --Brent Christiansen, 67, of Hagerman died Monday, 2/12/2018 at his home. Cremation in under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.

Eileen Frances Eamigh, 71, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at a Twin Falls Hospital. Cremation is under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel --Fineas Hughbanks, 75, a resident of Gooding, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 at his home in Gooding. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel.


The Natural Resources Conservation Service has released the second water supply outlook report for the 2018 water year. Precipitation since the water year started on October 1, 2017, varies across the state with watersheds ranging from 70 to 130% of normal. “A winter like this one is what makes Idaho unique and interesting,” said Ron Abramovich, Water Supply Specialist with the Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service. “The weather pattern has been pretty consistent since October, with the jet stream streaking across northern Idaho and then dipping along the Continental Divide. continued on page 6.....

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Mary Ann Jones

1-888-934-1862 • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 • The Courier NEWS

On February 6th, 2018 our Lord and Savior extended his hand and led our mother Mary Ann Jones to her eternal home. Mom was born to Frank and Helen West on February 8th, 1948 in South Side Pennsylvania. She spoke fondly on her childhood; playing games with the neighborhood children in the street, climbing down the street gutters for a lost ball, and always returning home when the street lights came on. She graduated from West Mifflin High School in 1966, and immediately entered the work force. She always talked about her job at Sears and Roebuck as a debt collector and loved “dressing up” daily and wearing fancy high heels. Mom and Dad later met in Clarington Pennsylvania falling madly in love and marrying on October 29th, 1977. They made their home in Derry Pennsylvania and mom was fortunate enough to enter her new role as a stay at home mother. She was always there to play with us, teach us everything about life, and use the paddle when needed! We can say that she gave us the best childhood ever, giving us the unconditional love and nurturing every child deserves! Their three daughters: Lisa Renee, Georgeann Marie, and Amanda Dawn kept mom on her toes and busy daily. The family relocated to Gooding Idaho in 1990 and created a permanent loving home here. As we grew older mom rejoined the work force finding her home at North Canyon Medical Center. She loved her job because she had some of the best co-workers ever! Mom never met a stranger and her job gave her the opportunity to interact with so many people in the community. Mom’s philosophy was talk to everyone because you may be the only person they speak to all day. Mom loved to travel, and she especially loved the West Coast! She enjoyed several vacations on the beach making a lifetime of memories with her Grandchildren; from setting off illegal fireworks, burning out the bottom of the grill, crab fishing, or her annoying singing in the van, she left each person with something to smile about. Her greatest joy came with her becoming a grandmother, her heart belonged to those 7 kids! Selena, Rosa, Paula, Carlos, Gavino, Cynthia, and Alisia know grandma loved them beyond measure! She would sing and “finger” dance to their music, give them a hearty “YO” or perform the double dab. She will always be near the kids guiding them and experiencing their successes in life. Heaven surely had a party when she arrived as she had so many friends waiting for her. Passing before her and preparing for her was her mother and father (Helen and Frank West), her daughter Lisa Renee, and friends including: Carmen, Ray, Royce, Hula, Ruth and Duane. We take comfort knowing she is at peace and surrounded by love. She left her husband Paul, children Georgeann (Aldo) Garcia, Mandy (Vicente) Gaspar and grandchildren: Selena, Rosa, Paula, Carlos, Gavino, Cynthia, and Alisia. WE LOVE YOU MOM AND THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The family would like to thank MSTI, her NCMC family (especially the radiology department), Jay Blacksher, Dr. Lofgran, Dr. Hayes, Brad Mangum, Ian Kunz, Ben Burtenshaw, Gooding Family Physicians, and Idaho Home Health and Hospice. Your prayers, kindness and love are appreciated beyond words. Her celebration of life was held on Saturday, February 10th at the Gooding Basque Center. Condolences, memories and photos can be shared with the family by following the obituary link at

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Idaho Jet Stream of Water cont.

This brings moisture to the basins north of the Salmon River, while central and southern Idaho are drier than normal.” Currently, the highest snowpacks are in the Clearwater basin where collectively, they are 110% of normal. The lowest snowpack continues to be in in the Owyhee basin, which is 35% of normal. “With more than half the winter behind us, many reservoir operators are taking a wait-and-see approach toward releasing water,” Abramovich said. “Good reservoir storage will provide a buffer if snowpacks remain below normal across southern Idaho.” Based on the current snowpack and reservoir storage, water supplies may be marginal in the Big Wood, Big Lost and Little Lost basins. Elsewhere, there is plenty of water in the reservoirs that will help provide an adequate irrigation supply in the Boise, Upper Snake, Bear, Oakley, Salmon Falls and Owyhee basins. However, more snow or a wet spring would help reduce the risk of irrigation shortages. For information on specific basins, streams, and reservoirs, please view the full report online at February Water Supply Outlook Report.

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Cup of Tee

When was the last time you sent yourself a postcard? A week ago I went to California with a friend to see some of his relatives. While there I won the coin toss to see the famed Winchester house or the redwood trees. Of course, the majestic redwood tree were the win. Once seeing those large trees I wanted to take a picture of me standing next to one to show their size, but it was hard to do by myself. The trees wouldn’t co-operate and bend down enough to get in the picture. I like trees, and the redwoods and myself would make a great personal postcard. Speaking of postcards, I would like to thank everyone again for all the postcards you sent me with my postcard challenge. I have received several from out-of-state as well as local instate cards. Since the redwood trees are outof-state, I will have to clue you in on them. Hopefully, in your travels you will get to see some redwood trees. Redwoods are found in three places. The Southern Oregon Coast, California, and China are home to the redwoods. Did I say China? Yes, I did. Does that say that Asia and the Americas were hooked together? You decide. The height of the redwoods can range from 250 to 350 feet tall. Some have been found to be 387 feet tall. If you can imagine a 30 plus story building you can get an idea of the height. We

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in the State of Idaho have no buildings that close to 30 stories tall. The width of the redwood can range from 8 to 22 feet across. An average 3/4 ton pickup is approximately 22 feet long. The tree that had a tunnel to drive a car though finally fell last year with all the bad weather the West Coast experienced. That was a terrible loss, I always wanted to see that tree. A redwood tree basically has no tap root. The taproots are only 10-13 feet deep in depth. The real root system is in the feeder roots which run 60-80 feet in circumference. A seed of a redwood tree is about the size of a tomato. Another way of reproduction is the tree clone itself and send a sprout out of the stump. The ferns and bushes continually produce food nutrients for the trees as they live and die. Coastal fog accounts for about 40% of a redwood’s water need. A years worth of fog creates about 10 inches of water (the fog thickness is continuing to be less each year). The steady temperatures keep the trees growing year round. The bark helps reduce loss due to fires, and tannin in the trees help with disease and insect control. With those physical features a redwood tree could live to be a couple thousand years old. Most are an average of 600 years. I don’t know that I could start a tree from a seed and see it grow to maturity. This is my “Cup of Tee” tree tall.

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technical/professional training. On the issue of healthcare, there is a continuing push by various groups for Medicaid Expansion. Representative Miller was quite blunt in saying the Idaho Legislature will not agree to this. Too many legislators are convinced that, if Idaho takes the Federal money that comes with Medicaid Expansion, those dollars will eventually dry up and leave Idaho with a large, unsustainable program. As an alternative to Medicaid Expansion, there is a waiver proposal that would help more families qualify for the advanced premium tax credits. Another proposed waiver would move “high-risk individuals” out of the individual market and into Medicaid. Both of these waivers, and possibly a third, will have to be approved by the federal government. One subject that doesn’t get much attention is corrections. Representative Steve Miller addressed this topic by saying there are too many young people in our prisons that should not be there. For those who get in to trouble for relatively minor crimes, prison is just a place for them to learn how to be better criminals. Early intervention is a better solution - help young people before they get started in crime.

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Larry Dale Young

January 27, 1945 – February 2, 2018

Larry was born to Thelma Bessie Culver and Albert Maurice Young. Albert was a genuine cowboy and water well driller which took the family to many locations in Idaho and Nevada. Larry often spoke of the Winecup Ranch, living on Piqua Summit and walking to the school that was in Oasis. Thelma was also quite a cowpoke and hard working farm and ranch gal. She also worked in bakeries and delivered mail. Albert died when Larry was 12 years old. Thelma raised three children; Larry, Laura (Jackie) and Alberta on her own. Larry married Cheryl Jones (Steiber) in 1963. They had two children, Mitzi and Tim. Larry and Cheryl divorced in 1977. Larry was a very hardworking man spending years at a local Fairfield Idaho sawmill and farm of John Humphreys’. He worked long hours farming with crawler tractors. Mitzi tagged along daily and shared many a liverwurst sandwich. Tim was born just after Larry’s birthday on the 28th. Once Tim could leave the newborn status he also got to tag along. Larry then went to work at Hot Springs Ranch. He always had his daughter Mitzi and son Tim at his side. There are plenty of memories riding around on tote gotes, tractors, combines, horse drawn sleds and Larry even mastered riding a blind horse named Skeeter. The horse would only be ridden by Larry and he managed to herd, rope and brand some very crazy old cattle off this horse. Larry began working for Camas County Road and Bridge and retired after many years. He plowed snow day and night to keep roads open for the locals and school buses. He built many roads, took care of the landfill and also did moonlighting working weekends and nights during the hay season. Larry could operate literally any large equipment with amazing skill and ease. While speaking with Larry on his birthday January 27th Larry took Mitzi on a walk down memory lane. He spoke of the horse she loved to ride, Chico. He spoke of pulling pranks on Tim involving current bushes. He was a kind soul that would give someone the shirt off his back. He often went without so others did not have to. He would always tell his kids that his world revolved around them. It did. It also revolved around his little side companion, Highway and his current little fur companion Itty. Larry always could spin a good tale and enjoyed sharing both accurate versions and some with more drama and action. You will be missed dad and grandpa and brother. We hope your new venture is a kind and gentle one. Larry was preceded in death by his father Albert, mother Thelma, sister Jackie, his half-brother and sister Ray Young and Jean Young (Baker). He is survived by his sister Alberta Mann, and his two children, Mitzi and Tim, and Grandchildren Chris Behunin, Abby Young, Bryce Young, Sierra Young and Astraea Vanderlinden. Graveside services will be held on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 11:00 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Fairfield. Arrangements are under the care of Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel.

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► Wanted: 1960’s Honda Scrambler, Superhawk, or Dream (250 or 305) motorcycle. Call Jim at 208-490-6519. ► WANTED TO BUY. Unskinned coyotes. Call 208-358-2578.


► The Camas County Clerk’s office is accepting applications for a Full-Time Deputy Clerk to perform a variety of tasks pertaining to the operation of Court Services/ Auditor/Recorder. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Position office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Wage and Benefits will depend on experience. Applications and a full job description are available at the Camas County Courthouse or send resume to Camas County Clerk, P.O. Box 430, F airfield, ID 83327. ► Drivers, Class-A CDL: Increased Pay & New Trucks!! Dedicated Routes! No CDL? No Problem! Call Swift Today! 855-292-2945 ► Walker Center Gooding office is looking for full-time Administrative Assistant. Must be able to perform secretarial, clerical, & receptionist duties. EXCEL, WORD, and Computer skills needed. Must be able to pass a background check and urine analysis if accepted. Walker Center is an equal opportunity employer and provider in Idaho. If interested, please apply online at www.thewalkercenter. org/us/careers/ or email a resume and three letters of recommendation to ► The Gooding Police Department is accepting applications for a full time patrol officer. Wage is $15.97 - $19.97 / hour DOE, plus benefits. Good Character and clean background are required. Experience preferred but not required. Applications may be picked up at the Gooding PD Office, or online at Closing date is February 1, 2018.

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► Detention Deputy in Gooding County. Shifts are 12 hours long and you will work 14 days during a 28 day pay period. Every other weekend is 3 days off. Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision/ Life paid for employees, P.E.R.S.I. retirement and liberal use personal time off. Must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or G.E.D, and be able to pass the P.O.S.T. physical test. Applications at the Gooding County Sheriff’s Office (624 Main Street, Gooding) or downloaded at: Gooding County Sheriff’s Office is a drug free, equal opportunity employer.

Courier News Vol 42 Num 7  

February 14, 2018 Edition

Courier News Vol 42 Num 7  

February 14, 2018 Edition