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News Sticks & Stones in Shoshone

Between 1987 and 1993, Western Pine Beetle killed over 165,000 trees in south central Idaho, and they continue to a big problem in many of our forests. At natural levels, these insects thin out over-mature, diseased pines, but big infestations can begin to harm health trees as well. This results in large areas of dead trees and adds to the fire danger of our forests. Harvesting the dead trees not only helps reduce the fire danger, it helps control the number of Pine Beetles as well. Because these insects only feed on the inner layer of the bark, most of the lumber is undamaged. Unfortunately, many of the dead trees are too small to make conventional lumber. Twelve years ago, David Zortman saw all of this as an business opportunity, and with the help of his wife Tiffany and his father, he started Sticks & Stones. Located in Jerome County, about seven miles south of Shoshone, they process truck loads of logs into posts, poles, custom lumber, and piles and piles of firewood. They only sold 200 cords of wood in their first year. Today they sell in excess of 2500 cords a year, and with that growth, the Jerome location has become too small. Last month the Lincoln County Planning & Zoning Commission approved an application

which will allow Sticks & Stones to relocated to a 40 acre parcel just north of Shoshone. Truckloads of timber are already piling up at the new location, and over the next several months they will be moving the rest of their equipment to the site. The Zortmans are glad to have more room. Not only will this help them expand their business and offer some new products, but it will also provide a place to build a home.

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Volume 38 ~ Number 10 News from the Heart of Idaho Camas • Lincoln • Gooding

The 2014 Election While many candidates have already announced their campaigns, March 3rd was the first day to officially file a “Declarations of Candidacy” with the Secretary of State or the County Clerk. In order to be on the ballot for the May 20th primary, individuals have until March 14th to file. March 14 is also the last day to change your party affiliation or to become “Unaffiliated” for the Primary Election. On Monday, March 10th, Jana Jones, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, will speak at the Gooding County Democrat Central Committee meeting at 6 p.m. (held at the Gooding County P&Z Office). On March 15th, Republican candidates for state and federal offices will be in Fairfield and Shoshone to meet with voters. Governor Otter will give a keynote address. From 8:30 to 10:30 come to the Camas Senior & Community Center for a great breakfast. At noon, join them at the Lincoln County Community Center for lunch.

March 11 Elections (Tuesday)

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Notices of Upcoming Events & Meetings

Catholic Mass in Fairfield:

Mass at Immaculate Conception Chapel in Fairfield will be held on Sunday, March 9th at 2 p.m. A pot luck will follow and ALL are welcome.

Gateway Community Market:

This Friday and Saturday (March 7th & 8th), come to the Lincoln County Community Center for crafts, novelties, food and much more, at this community flea market. Friday 2 to 6 and Saturday 9 to 4.

Nook & Kindles at the Library:

The Camas County Public Library now has three Simple Touch Nooks and one Kindle pre-loaded with a variety of books available for library patrons 18 years and older to check out. They can be checked out three weeks. Ask Marilyn at the library if you would like to use one.

Wendell Library Bookstore:

The Wendell Library Used Bookstore is now open every Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. The store is located at 375 1st Avenue East (just west of City Hall). They have a wide variety of books for sale at $3-a-bag. For more information, please contact Annie at the Wendell Library, 536-6195.

Camas Chamber Membership Drive

The Camas Chamber of Commerce is conducting their 2014 membership drive. 2013 was a great year for the Camas Chamber, and they would like to make 2014 even better. They will be using the 2014 membership applications to update information on the website, and they are asking that membership renewals be submitted by March 31, 2014 If you would like to know more about the chamber, come to one of their meeting - 4th Thursday of every month.

Bridge Work on U.S. 30 near Hagerman HAGERMAN – Work to complete bridge maintenance and resurfacing will impact traffic on U.S. 30 as it crosses the Snake River. Drivers should expect short delays and restrictions at Gridley Bridge on the Twin Falls/Gooding county line for about three months. The project, expected to begin Monday (March 3), will complete several maintenance items including concrete patching, painting the bridge rail, and roadway resurfacing. The maintenance project will protect against cracking and corrosion, restore the surface strength and skid resistance, and improve lifespan of the bridge deck. While half the bridge is replaced, the roadway may be reduced to one lane and controlled by a temporary traffic signal. A 35-mph speed limit and an 11-foot width restriction will be in effect during construction. Braun-Jensen Inc., of Payette, is the contractor for the $1.39 million project. Gridley Bridge was constructed in 1961 and an average of about 1,900 vehicles pass over it each day. Work is expected to be complete in early June.

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State Wrestling Tournament

Last weekend, wrestlers from Gooding and Shoshone made a strong showing at the State Tournament. Josh Finley (Gooding) went all the way to take first place in 3A 220 division with a 3-2 decision. Cole McGinnis (Gooding) was on his way to another championship in the 3A 285 division, but fell to Garrett Larson (Fruitland) in the final bout and had to settle for a second place finish. Landunn Koyle (Gooding) took third in the 3A 195 division with 15-5 decision over Alex Lehman (Filer). On February 20, the Gooding team took the A3 District Championship with six 3rd place finishers (Jeff Hernandez, Austin Erickson, Richard Langley, Kaden Barrus, Zak Constable, and Ty Faulkner), one 2nd place wrestler (Junior Gutierrez), and seven 1st place winners (Santo Gutierrez, Spencer Ferguson, Kris Scott, Torin Brunson, Landunn Koyle, Josh Finley, and Cole McGinnis). Cade Horn (Shoshone) took second in the 2A 98 division, losing only in his final match against Radney Smith (Ririe). Another Shoshone wrestler, Colton Horn, went on to take third in the 2A 195 division. ––––––––

State Boys Basketball

The Dietrich boys won the Northside Conference with decisive wins over Castlford (96-55) and Carey (81-53). They head to Caldwell High School this Thursday for their first game of the 1AD2 State Tournament at 3 p.m. against Ambrose. The Championship game will be 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Ford Idaho Center. The Wendell boys competed in two play-in games to secure a place in the 2A State Tournament. Beating Westside (53-49) and Cole Valley (7143) put them in the 4th game of the tournament at Capital High School (Boise) starting at 8 p.m. The 2A Championship game will be play at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Ford Idaho

...2014 Election continued care of a number of facility issues including the roof and heating/ventilation system at the H.S. gymnasium (a complete list of projects is found on the school website). The Shoshone School District is asking to continue a $300k Suplemental Levy for the next two years (this is the current levy and will not change current taxes).

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The Book Thief

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March 5, 2014

by Markus Zusak

I hate to end my year of book reviews with The Book Thief, not because it isn’t a good book, because it is a good book. But because it is so, so sad – yet oddly funny. After all, I have never before read a book written by death (he does not capitalize his name – or is it simply his occupation?), death who says stuff like, “ I like that Grim Reaper schtick, you know, the scythe and black shroud, it’s so tender”, or in describing his relationship to Stalin or Hitler “war is like a new boss who expects the impossible”. He also broke my heart when he said, “even death has a heart”. Gulp. Writing about Hitler’s reign of terror which included not only the targets of his hatred, but his unintended (if that is possible) victims, his own Aryan citizens, who suffered unbelievable deprivation, cannot be a happy story, cannot be a comedy. And yet… This book has won so many awards it needs an extra hundred pages just to list them all. They are deserved. In the last twelve months I have read and reviewed 56 books, the Hub City News and the Camas Courier printed them all. My thanks to them and to my faithful readers (both of you, Ann and Mr. Jan). As they say in the opera, “It ain’t over until the fat lady sings.” So, brace yourselves (and plug your ears) here comes my aria. Ouch – was that a beer mug I just broke? Awesome!

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THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT American Legion Post # 19 would like to thank all those who attended our annual Crab Feed and a big thank you to all those who worked as well. Both the local support and the support from the Gooding area are tremendously appreciated. We are happy those people from the Gooding area make the trek to Fairfield to support us. Congratulations to Judy Stockham of Gooding on winning the rifle raffle. She is the sister-in-law of Ron Stockham of Stockham Custom Meats in Gooding. Thank you to the Camas County High School boy’s and girl’s basketball team for serving and cleaning up. They did a really great job again this year and lord knows we need and appreciate their help. Thanks again to all who worked and to all who enjoyed our annual Crab Feed. We look forward to next year and hope everyone will come and enjoy the fun again. Sincerely, James Mingus, Commander American Legion Post # 19

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To the Voters of Lincoln County I came to Richfield ten years ago to teach school. 4-H, the Fair, school activities, and my children’s involvement in athletics, have given me the opportunity to get to know many of you. Two years ago when I was appointed to the position of Lincoln County Treasurer I sought to work with and serve the people of our county. I now seek to continue that service by running as the incumbent in the upcoming May Primary. This opportunity has placed me in a position to not only use my accounting and management skills, but also to network with and better understand members of our communities and those across the state who make decisions that influence life in Idaho. Preserving our traditions in the midst of progress will take effort and care by all of us. Please support me in my efforts to do so. As always, it is the goal of my office to provide great service and a user-friendly environment. With your help we can continue to make this happen. Sincerely, Ann Youts ~~~~~~~~~~~ To the Editor of the Courier News: As former trustees of the Gooding School District, we are in full support of current trustees David Reeves, Michael Perry and Marty Bennett and their acceptance of the resignation of Superintendent Heather Williams. Mrs. Williams submitted her resignation as superintendent on January 16 with an effective date of June 30, 2014. This was done of her own free will. As a matter of fact, it was reported in the local media seven different times that Williams is looking forward to her next career move. Trustees should not be criticized for simply accepting the resignation of the superintendent who desires to move on to a new career opportunity. Boards will occasionally have split decisions; but once the decision is made, the board is obligated to pull together and move forward for the good of the district and its students. As former board members with a combined 125 years of experience, we are well aware that the Gooding School District Board of Trustees needs hard-working, dedicated members who are willing to ask the hard questions and make tough decisions, keeping the best interests of the district and its students at the forefront at all times. All thirteen of us agree, David Reeves, Michael Perry and Marty Bennett are exactly that kind of trustee. Michael Arkoosh Elaine Bryant Dick Graves Fineas Hughbanks Claire Major Craig Muchow Walter Nelson Martha Oberle Joseph Pavkov Tim Pierson Larry Simis Dale Thomas Patty Waugh

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...More Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, Recently Cal Gorrell an Inductee of the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame passed away. His children Gary and Debbie Gorrell have asked that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame. It is selfless gestures like this that make our rural communities special. We wanted the community of generous contributors and the Gorrell families to know how much their thoughtfulness means to all those who have put so much effort, time and personal money into making the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame a success. What a wonderful tribute to Cal and his twin brother Al and his family who was one of the first organizers of the Cowboy Reunion during the Gooding County Pro Rodeo. Lonnie LeaVell, President IRHF

obituary Karen E. Nelson

Karen E. Nelson, 74, of Jerome, passed away Tuesday February 25, 2014 in Twin Falls. He was born October 19, 1939, in Blackfoot, Idaho, the son of William Nelson and Syble Arline Olzon Nelson. Karen was raised in the Blackfoot and Firth area. As a young boy, he loved playing on the river with his cousins and horseback riding. He attended technical college in Pocatello. While in Firth, he met the first love of his life, Jenny Swenson, and they were married December 10, 1960. They settled in the Magic Valley where they raised two children. Jenny and Karen were later divorced. He spent most of his working life driving truck and farming. He enjoyed being outdoors, farming and fishing. Karen married Diane Kemp Nelson in 1987. She preceded him in death in 1997. Karen will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and friend. He loved to make people laugh. Karen is survived by his children; Tiffany (Dave) Zortman of Jerome and Link (Taren) Nelson of Wendell; his stepdaughter, Tracy Thompson of Wendell; six grandchildren and many extended family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Diane. A graveside funeral service was held on Monday March 3, 2014, at the Hagerman Cemetery.

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Brian Scott Strom

Brian Scott Strom, age 37, of Mountain Home, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014, at a Boise hospital. Services will be held this Saturday, March 8, 2014, with a viewing from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Camas County High School located in Fairfield, Idaho. Burial will follow at the Hill City Cemetery. Brian was born May 2, 1976, the son of Dennis Ray Strom and the late Phyllis Diane Strom. He attended high school in Fairfield and enjoyed playing football and basketball. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1994 and went on to attend Boise State University. Brian was a lead foreman for Capital Steel in Boise for over 10 years and with this job traveled all over the western states. In 2006 he moved to Mountain Home and in 2008 married Patsy Preciado. He then made the decision to help run the family farm with his father in Hill City; Strom Ranches Inc. This allowed him to be closer to his wife as well as his one and only best friend and son, Logan Ray Strom. Brian enjoyed hunting, being in the outdoors, riding snow machines and dirt bike riding with his son Logan. Brian is survived by his wife Patsy Strom of Mountain Home, his son Logan Strom of Gooding, his father Dennis Strom of Hill City, his sisters; Carol of Las Vegas, Sarah of Idaho Falls, Carlie of Boise, his brother Brycen of Portland, one nephew Colton and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Phyllis and his grandparents. The family suggest that memorials in Brian’s name be sent to his son Logan Strom, C/O Rost Funeral Home, 500 North 18th East, Mtn Home, ID 83647, or the American Heart Association, Western States Affiliates, P.O. Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA 90074.

death & service notices

Cleland “Kennie” Johnston, 94, a resident of Star, formerly of Gooding, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at his home in Star. Arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. Sheila Annette Carson, 75, a resident of Boise, formerly of Gooding, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at her home in Boise. A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.

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Visit Your Public Library Today Wendell Public Library HOURS

11:00 to 5 Monday thru Friday

375 1st Avenue East, Wendell ~ 536–6195

Richfield District Library 105 South Main Street ~ 487–1242 Tuesday 2-6 & Thursday 10-6

StoryTime Every Thursday - 10:30 a.m.

The Shoshone Library 211 South Rail West ~ 886–2843 ~ Open ~ Mon 12 to 5 Wed 12 to 7 Thur 10 to 4 Fri 12 to 5 Sat 12 to 3

Gooding Public Library 934–4089 ~ 306 5th Avenue West Regular Hours of Operation

Monday 12 to 5 Thursday 1 to 8 Tuesday 1 to 8 Friday 12 to 5 Wednesday 10 to 5 Saturday Closed

Camas County Public Library HOURS

Monday 12:30 to 8 Thursday 10 to 5:30 Tue, Wed & Fri 12:30 to 5:30

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While at the phone center paying my phone bill with cash, a lady was quizzing the salesperson about a new phone since her’s had some issues. The salesperson was telling her she needed a smart phone. The lady said to the salesperson a smart phone was one that worked and all she wanted was a simple phone without all the bell and whistles. To the lady’s surprise, the simple phone was going to cost more for the phone and more for the monthly service. That alone irritated me as well. I told the salesperson, “Maybe you don’t understand, simple is many times a little bit better. Besides, we are the people paying the bill. Let us decide what works best in our own situation. Why should less technology cost us more?” My transaction was done so I didn’t to into a twenty minute debate about feeding the cell phone steamroller. It seems liek the cell phone business is trying to operate like our gas companies. They are trying to squeeze you for every cent that they can while making you pay all their expenses. (Oh, by the way, speaking of gas companies, they are still trying to get gasoline up to that $4/gallon mark by the end of May.) In the days of land lines (before cells) you purchased a phone for around $30 to $50 which was yours to keep forever and could go from house to house. You would pay a monthly service charge, excluding long distance. In later years they gave you good or no long distance rates. When you had a problem, a phone repair man would come to your house and repair the problem, usually with no charge. You didn’t have to pay to install telephone poles unless you were a half mile off the grid. When you paid your bill you went to a telephone center and paid your bill with cash or check, and you paid your bill after service was given. The cell phone groups seemed to play with rules opposite of the land lines. You would first pay a high price for a phone. Then you would pay your service bill in advance so they could use your money to build their towers (telephone poles) and pay rent to land owners. Once you had your phone you would be issued a small abount of time to talk. From there they would charge you for going over - long distance was yet another fee. To start this process, you were sold a phone with old technology. Before you figured out how to use your cell, your phone was outdated, putting you back to square one - buying a new phone. Then you got texting and all the other media use you can put on your phone, but... there is additional charges for those as well. For your convience they just take their money out of your account to pay your bill. And to think, you needed phone repair??? Sorry, you have a saleperson working on your phone instead of a computer technician. So... today our phone system is a huge machine that is consuming cash flow as fast as it can to keep rolling. By expired contracts, new phones, added perks and other costs, the cell phone companies are assuring they get your money at sometimes 1500% profit. Who is pay for a simple phone? This is my “Cup of Tee” two rings later.

Tee Hurd

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Candidate for Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Will be in Gooding on March 10th, 2014 – 6 p.m. at the Gooding County P&Z Office 145 7th Avenue East GOODING COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Presents

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6-7 PM – NO HOST BAR ~~~ 7 PM – DINNER The deadline is getting close for the annual Gala Dinner Fundraiser put on by the Gooding County Historical Society. Be sure to purchase your tickets before March 10th so that we can let Coates Catering know how many people will be there for dinner. The entertainment will be Andy Morris and Junior which promises to be uplifting to our theme of “We Honor the Red, White, Blue, and YOU!” You can get your dinner tickets at United Metals across from Blackcat Pellet Mill in Gooding or from any of the GCHS board members. The dinner tickets are only $30 per person. The menu from Coates Catering of Hagerman will be Tritip beef and chicken along with Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli-Cranberry-Raisin Salad, Garden green salad with two dressings, buttered corn, homemade rolls with butter and for dessert your choice of apple or peach fruit crisp. We plan on the door prize being a new laptop computer. You must be there to win the computer. There will be a game of Bingo, some raffle items and some silent auction items to bid on. We also will have items from the Museum Gift Shop including the GCHS Centennial Cookbook which has been very popular and makes a great gift item for Easter or Mother’s Day coming up. We have a few Museum projects that the money will go towards like the Thorn Creek School cement foundation and landscaping around the Museum. This is our main fundraiser for the year and being a 501c3 non-profit organization we rely on donations from the community and grants to operate. For more information call the Museum at 934-5318 or check our webpage: www.goodingcountyhistoricalsociety.shutterfly. com

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Great gift items available from our many venders Fresh breads, Handmade Hats, Crochet & Knit items Handmade Shoes & Slippers Jams & Jellies, Jewelry, and novelties Breakfast and Lunch served all day Venders needed: call Bill 358-1409

Senior Center Menus All menus are subject to change without notice.

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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, March 7 Pork Chops & Mashed Potatoes Tuesday, March 11 Sloppy Joes & Fried Potatoes Wednesday, March 12 Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

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----------------------Thursday, Mar. 6 (Rich) Hamburgers & Cherry Pie Friday, Mar. 7 (Sho) Chicken Chunks & Potatoes Monday, Mar. 10 (Rich) Turkey Roll & Pineapple Cake Tuesday, Mar. 11 (Sho) Sausage & Biscuits w/ Gingerbread Wednesday, Mar. 12 (Sho) Chili Hot Dog & Fries w/ PIE 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.

202 14th Avenue East - Gooding, Idaho (208) 934-8678 or –––––––––– This Thursday, March 6th, investigate what kinds of jobs fit your talents and personality through a career exploration session at the CSI North Side Center in Gooding. You’ll discuss job options with a career counselor and take several online inventories that will help you assess your interests and possible job matches. You’ll then be provided helpful tips for the job search process, such as how to prepare a resumé and how to present a strong interview. There is no charge but appointments are required. To make an appointment, call 934-8678. –––––––––– The CSI North Side Center is hosting the lecture, “Gooding: A Real Chautaugua Town!” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday March 11th. Local historian Kelly Kast describes her presentation: “Education, culture, and self and civic improvement were every bit as important to Idahoans in the early 1900s as these are to Idaho’s current generations. However, for Idaho pioneers, opportunities to indulge in informational and inspirational stimulation were few and far between. In 1904, the creation of the Circuit Chautauqua meant people living in rural and small-town America could receive the education and uplift they craved. While Chautauquas were held in many Idaho towns, no town in Idaho matched the enthusiasm for Chautauqua Week like Gooding. Every year that Gooding hosted a Chautauqua, people from all over southern Idaho flocked to see the top performers and lecturers of the day. Few are alive now who remember the Circuit Chautauqua, but this unique and intriguing movement and its impact on Gooding County’s beginning years is well worth a second look.” The lecture is free and open to everyone and will be held at the College of Southern Idaho North Side Center, 202 14th Avenue in Gooding. For more information, call 934-8678. –––––––––– Antiques & Collectibles: Saturday, March 15th - 1 to 3 pm Learn about the current market for antiques and collectibles, and how smart collectors and buyers identify values and what investments will be popular. You will learn about reproductions, using Ebay and current Antique Collecting shows on television. Bring all your questions and as many of your antique treasures as you would like to have appraised - this is included in the cost of the class. Location: Lincoln County Community Center at 201 South Beverly Street in Shoshone Instructor: Claudia Reese, Owner of the 2nd Time Around Antique Mall. Fee: $12

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March 5, 2014

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2014 “Idaho Gives” Hundreds of Nonprofit Organizations Expected to Participate

The Idaho Nonprofit Center will once again shine the spotlight on Idaho’s nonprofits and help raise needed funds by hosting the 2nd Annual “Idaho Gives,” a day of statewide charitable giving, on May 1, 2014. Registration is now open for nonprofits wishing to participate in this year’s event. Last year, in its debut, Idaho Gives raised nearly $580,000 for more than 500 charitable causes. All nonprofits must register with the Idaho Nonprofit Center once again this year to be eligible to raise money as part of the one-day charitable giving bonanza. Nonprofits should log on to to register.

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Grad Night 2014

The parents of the Gooding High School Class of 2014 are asking for donations to support this year’s “Grad Night 2014.” Grad Night is an all-night, drug and alcohol-free party for seniors that will take place after graduation on May 22nd, 2014. Donations can be dropped off in the school office or mailed to: GHS — Grad Night, P.O. Box 22, Gooding, lD 83330. Arrangements will be made to pick up non-monetary donations. Please make all checks payable to: Gooding High School Class of 2014 For more information, please send your questions to:

Project Graduation for the Class of 2014 Camas County’s Project Graduation will be held the evening of May 24th, 2014 after the commencement festivities. They are still in need of donations, and count on the generous support of sponsors to provide a memorable party for the Class of 2014. Donations may be made at US Bank, or mailed to: Project Graduation Camas County High School 610 Soldier Rd. – Fairfield, ID 83327 If you would like to volunteer at the event, please contact Kelli Fox at 208-481-0511.

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*1.99% Introductory Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is available on Equiline Home Equity Lines of Credit with a 70% or 80% loan-tovalue (LTV) or less, depending upon the market. The introductory interest rate will be fixed at 1.99% during the six-month introductory period. A higher introductory rate may apply for an LTV above 70%. Offer is available for new applications submitted from March 3, 2014 to May 11, 2014. Existing customers are eligible with at least a $20,000 increase in balance and commitment amount. After the six-month introductory period: the APR is variable and is based upon an index plus a margin. The APR will vary with Prime Rate (the index) as published in the Wall Street Journal. As of March 3, 2014, the variable rate for home equity lines of credit ranged from 3.99% APR to 8.99% APR. Higher rates may apply for a credit limit below $125,000 (depending upon the market), an LTV above 70% or 80% (depending upon the market), a low credit score and/or not having a U.S. Bank personal Package Checking account. The rate will not vary above 18% APR, or applicable state law, or below 1.99% APR. Choosing an interest only repayment may cause your monthly payment to increase, possibly substantially, once your credit line transitions to the repayment period. An annual fee of up to $90 may apply after the first year and is waived with a U.S. Bank personal Platinum Package Checking account. See the Consumer Pricing Information brochure for terms and conditions that apply to U.S. Bank Package Checking accounts. The Equiline offer is subject to normal credit qualifications and program guidelines. Rates are subject to change without notice. Customer pays no closing costs, except escrow related funding costs. Property insurance is required. Consult your tax advisor regarding EQUAL HOUSING the deductibility of interest. Other restrictions may apply. Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit and Deposit products are offered through U.S. Bank National Association. © 2014 U.S. Bank. Member FDIC.

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Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices T.S. No. 00095-ID Robert I. Fallowfield Parcel No. RP003200000010A LUBOVISKI, WYGLE, FALLOWFIELD & RITZAU, P.A. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 460 Sun Valley Road, Suite 205 On 7/1/2014, at 2:00 PM (recognized local time), AT THE P.O. Box 1172 ~ Ketchum, Idaho 83340 CAMAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE FRONT STEPS, 501 Tel: 208/726-8219 ~ Fax: 208/726-3750 SOLDIER ROAD, FAIRFIELD, ID 83327, in the County of ISB N0. 1951 Camas, ELISA MAGNUSON, ESQ., a member of the State Bar of Idaho, of PITE DUNCAN LLP, as trustee, will sell Attorneys for Personal Representative at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, in lawful IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, the THE FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN following described real property, situated in the County of AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CAMAS Camas, State of Idaho, and described as follows, to wit: LOT 1 OF WEST SHORE ACRES SUBDIVISION, IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ) CASE NO. CAMAS COUNTY, IDAHO, ACCORDING TO THE ) CV–2014-03 PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF BOBBI SUE INGALSBE, ) NOTICE TO THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Deceased. ) CREDITORS The Trustee has no knowledge of a more particular de_______________________________ ) scription of the above referenced real property, but for NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed purposes of compliance with Idaho Code Section 60-113, Personal Representative of the above-named decedent. All persons havthe Trustee has been informed that the following common ing claims against the decedent or the estate are required to present their addresses have been associated with the real property: 8 claims within four months after the dare of the first publication of this Mile West B Magic Reservoir, Shoshone, ID 83352; 307 Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Pioneer Drive Camas County, ID 83327; and 307 Pioneer Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, Drive Camas County, ID 83352. and filed with the Clerk of the Court. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, ex DATED this 12th day of Febrary, 2014. Larry A. Francis press or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances 1934 Frontage Road to satisfy the obligation secured by and pursuant to the power Fruita, CO 81521 of sale conferred in the Deed of Trust executed by URTIMILIO GARCIA, A MARRIED MAN as Grantor, to JOAN H. ANDERSON. as Trustee, for the benefit and security of Notice of Trustee’s Sale Idaho Code 45-1506 Today’s date: February 5, 2014 MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, File No.: 7023.108319 Sale date and time (local time): June 10, 2014 at 11:00 INC., AS NOMINEE FOR STONERIDGE CAPITAL INC. AM Sale location: on the front steps of the Camas County Courthouse, 501 ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS as Beneficiary, dated Soldier Road, Fairfield, ID 83327 Property address: 223 Willow Ave East aka 8/25/2003, recorded 9/4/2003, as Instrument No. 076410, offi223 E Willow Ave Fairfield, ID 83327 Successor Trustee: Northwest Trustee cial records of Camas County, Idaho. Please note: The above Services, Inc., an Idaho Corporation P.O. Box 997 Bellevue, WA 98009 (425) named Grantors are named to comply with Idaho Code Sec586-1900 Deed of Trust information Original grantor: Timothy G Brunson, a tion 45-1506(4)(a); no representation is made that they are, or single person Original trustee: Pioneer Title Company Original beneficiary: are not, presently responsible for the obligation. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Recording date: December 8, 2006 Recorder’s instru The default for which this sale is to be made is the failment number: 80289 County: Camas Sum owing on the obligation: as of Febure to make monthly payments when due from 5/1/2012 ruary 5, 2014: $100,870.01 Because of interest, late charges, and other charges and all subsequent monthly payments thereafter, includthat may vary from day to day, the amount due on the day you pay may be ing installments of principal, interest, impounds, advancgreater. Hence, if you pay the amount shown above, an adjustment may be es, plus any charges lawfully due under the note secured necessary after we receive your check. For further information write or call the by the aforementioned Deed of Trust, Deed of Trust and Successor Trustee at the address or telephone number provided above. Basis of as allowed under Idaho Law. default: failure to make payments when due. Please take notice that the Succes The sum owing on the obligation secured by said Deed of sor Trustee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for certified funds Trust is $138,095.89, including interest, costs and expenses or equivalent the property described above. The property address is identified actually incurred in enforcing the obligation thereunder or in to comply with IC 60-113 but is not warranted to be correct. The property’s this sale, and trustee’s fees and/or reasonable attorney’s fees legal description is: Lots 21 and 22 and a fraction of the West half of Lot 23 as authorized in the Note, Deed of Trust or as allowed under described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of Lot 23; thence East Idaho Law. All delinquent amounts are now due, together 25 feet; thence North 60 feet; thence West 12 feet; thence North 65 feet to the with accruing late charges, interest, unpaid and accruing taxalley; thence West 13 feet; thence South 125 feet to the Point of Beginning. All es, assessments, trustee’s fees, attorney fees and any amounts in Block 23 in the Village of Fairfield, County of Camas as shown on the ofadvanced to protect the security associated with the Deed of ficial plat on file in the office of the county recorder of Camas County, Idaho. Trust described herein as provided under the Note, Deed of The sale is subject to conditions, rules and procedures as described at the sale Trust and as allowed under Idaho Law. and which can be reviewed at or USA-ForecloELISA MAGNUSON, ESQ., a member of the State Bar of The sale is made without representation, warranty or covenant of Idaho, of PITE DUNCAN LLP any kind. (TS# 7023.108319) 1002.264280-File No. published 3/05, 3/12, 3/19 & 3/26, 2014 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12 - 2014

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“Pots ‘n’ Plugs” Annual Tree Sale The Camas Conservation District Annual Tree Sale

We have a large variety of potted trees and shrubs available for order. They are being provided by Southern Idaho Landscape Center. We are also offering “Super Plugs” instead of bare root stock. These were grown at the U of I Pitkin Nursery in Idaho. Whether you need nursery stock for a large area or just an individual specimen for your back yard, we have something to fit your project. Delivery will be late April.

Call 764-3223, e-mail camasscd@, or come to 403 Soldier Road... 9 to Noon, Tues. Wed. Thurs. Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices ~ Legal Notices


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the declaration of candidacy for the following offices of Camas County. County Commissioner Dist. 1 4 year term County Commissioner Dist. 2 2 year term County Clerk 4 year term County Treasurer 4 year term County Assessor 4 year term County Coroner 4 year term Precinct Committee Person 2 year term Must be filed with the Camas County Clerk, whose address is 501 Soldier Road, Fairfield, ID 83327, no sooner than 8:30 a.m. on March 3rd, 2014 and no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 14, 2014. The Primary Election will be held on May 20, 2014. Such Declarations are available at the office of the Camas County Clerk. Individuals who run as write-in candidates must file a declaration of intent no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 4, 2014. Korri Blodgett, Camas County Clerk

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•Classified Ads• Employment

►High Country Fusion Company is hiring a part time position in our Fairfield facility. The duties would include cleaning the facility both inside and outside as needed. As well as minor repairs at the facility such as painting, hanging pictures, etc. Please send applications to: High Country Fusion Co. Attn. Alyssa Obland, PO Box 509, Fairfield, Id 83327 or email ►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. ►City of Fairfield is accepting applications for a Public Works employee. Part time/ Full time position. Must carry or obtain a valid Class A (CDL) Idaho Drivers License . Must be willing to obtain a Water & Wastewater Operations Certification. Send Resume to City of Fairfield, Attn: City Clerk, P.O. Box 336, Fairfield, ID 83327 or drop off resume at 407 Soldier Road, Fairfield. 764-2333 EOE

For Sale ►For Sale: Handmade Fire starters for your fireplace, campfire, or barbeque. $5.00 for 16 sticks. Call 208-212-5010. ►2001 Toyota Camry LE. Good Condition 197K $2700. Please call 208-490-0729. ►Two Polaris Indie Trail ‘89

snowmobiles. One long track, one reg. track w/ dbl wide trailer w/ ramps $1700 call: 208-358-5314

For Rent ►Charming two bedroom stone farmhouse for rent near Dietrich. Large family room and basement. $500/month. Please call 720-7649. ►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 320-5933. ►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

Services ►GET R’ DONE CLEANING is now serving Fairfield with domestic and commercial cleaning. No job is to big, no job is too small. Sue or Josh - 212-1032 ►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. 7 days a week.


►Looking for scrap metal. Call Thomas Davis at 764-2484. ►Looking for summer pasture for my cattle. Willing to look at all types of opportunities and properties in any condition. Call Dan at 720-5634. ►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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