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Meet the 2014 GOP Candidates

Don Hudson announced his run for the seat held by Donna Pence in the Idaho Legistature. This Saturday, March 15th, Idaho Republicans will hold Lincoln Day events in Fairfield and Shoshone. Come to the Camas Senior & Community Center (129 Willow Ave. West) for a sourdough pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30, and at noon, join the candidates at the Lincoln County Commu-

nity Center (201 S Beverly) for lunch. Governor Otter will be on hand to deliver a keynote address, along with his GOP rival, Russ Fulcher. Also, Brad Little (Lt. Gov.) and his challenger Jim Chmelik, as well as Phil McGrane and Evan Frasure (running for Secretary of State) will be at these events to listen to your questions. Don Hudson from Shoshone, who officially announced his campaign last weekend for District 26 Representative, Position B, is excited to meet the folks of Camas and Lincoln counties as he begins his run for the State Legislature. Supreme Court Justice, Joel Horton, will be making the tour with this group as well. As of yesterday, no one has filed to run against Judge Horton, but in 2008 he won his

Breaking News! It looks like some thin longhorn steers got loose from the LeaVell Cattle yard and were sighted hanging out in the city of Gooding at Land Title & Escrow, Zeppies, Gooding Transport and the Schubert Theatre! Good thing they were branded with Charmy Leavell’s brand or somebody else may have claimed them for their locker meat! Any future sightings, please contact Charmy LeaVell, Sec/Treasurer – Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame, Inc. (208) 539-0202

first election to this non-partisan position by only 250 votes over his challenger John Bradbury. Mr. Bradbury ran for the Supreme Court again in 2010 and lost by over 28,000 votes against Justice Burdick. If someone files by the March 14th deadline, this race will decided in the Primary Election. Bryan Smith, who is running against Mike Simpson for the District 2 U.S. Representative, will also be at these events looking for your votes. To sweeten the pot and to help raise funds for the GOP, Bryan Smith has donated a Smith & Wessen 9mm Automatic pistol to be raffled/auctioned off at the Fairfield meeting. Not to be outdone, Russ Fulcher is donating a Spud Basket for the same purpose. continued on page 2.....

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Volume 38 ~ Number 11 News from the Heart of Idaho Camas • Lincoln • Gooding

State Basketball Tournament With their decisive victory in the Northside Conference, the Dietrich boys faced their first game of the state tournament with high expectations. In what was the best game of the 1AD2 Tournament, Dietrich faced off against Ambrose High School (Meridian) in a contest that kept fans on their feet right to the end of overtime which ended in a victory for the Ambrose Archers - 65 to 63. The Blue Devils went on to defeat Rockland 72 to 48, but in the consolation game, the Dietrich boys ended their season with a disappointing loss to the Carey Panthers - 55 to 62. In another great opening game, the Wendell Trojans forced the Grangeville Bulldogs into two overtimes. The long contest took its toll on the players’ endurance and the Bulldogs took the win - 77 to 65. In their second game, Wendell beat Melba 61 to 54, sending them to the 2A Consolation game where they lost by only one point to North Fremont 47 to 46.

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Notices of Upcoming Events & Meetings

Food Bank in Fairfield:

The Lighthouse Food Pantry will be open this Friday, March 14th, from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Ed at 7643322.

Camas Conservation Needs YOU:

Concerned about conservation issues? Water? Land use? Entomology issues? Etc. Here’s your chance to be involved! The Camas Conservation District has an opening for a supervisor! For more information please contact us at 764-3223,, or come by 403 Soldier Road, Fairfield. .

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.

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Friday, March 21st & Saturday, March 22nd Pre-Show 6:30 p.m. - - - - - - - Main Show 7:00 p.m. Suggested Donations For Admission - - - - - - -$12.00 Day Shows: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - - - - - - - - - no Charge Presented & Sponsored By: Cowboy Trails & Tales ~ American Legion Western Music, Assn. ~ Cowboy Poets Of Idaho

Community Breakfast at Hagerman Senior Center Saturday: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. All You Can Eat - $ 5.00

Dan Larson & Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Vietnam ~ January 2014

In January 2014, Dan Larson of Twin Falls, a 1966 graduate of Dietrich High School had the opportunity to take a trip to Vietnam. Dan had served with the 577th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam in 1967-68 and 1969. While attending the first day of the TET Festival and Lunar New Year on Flower Street the Prime Minister and part of his military escorts were in attendance. At one point the Prime Minister and Dan made eye contact at which time the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung halted his procession and approached Dan. He asked where he was from and Dan repliedthe USA. He was then asked if he was in the war-of which Dan replied “Yes”. The Prime Minister extended his hand to Dan and they shook hands as he said to Dan - “Welcome Home to Vietnam” and they had their picture taken together. Dan took a 6 day drive through the areas where he had served saying that it was the same, but different. Where the camps were is now covered with houses. What an experience of returning to a place in which battles of war had left all that were involved in the war with mixed emotions. Facing these memories in a different light, yet leaving with a feeling of satisfaction that what they did there they did for their country in trying to help another country in peril. Lives were lost, friendships made and a lifetime of memories of which were both good and bad. Sacrifices made and now a sense of peace. If you ever drive through Shoshone make sure you take the time to visit the Lincoln County Courthouse where Dan built a Veteran’s memorial as a beautification project, but mostly as a memorial to All Veterans, especially those of the Vietnam era. It is a serene place to sit and reflect and to see names of people that they themselves or their families members have honored with bricks. written by Kathy Larson Thomas

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Individuals have until March 14th to file their “Declarations of Candidacy” with the Secretary of State or the County Clerk in order to be on the ballot for the May 20th primary. March 14 is also the last day to change your party affiliation or to become “Unaffiliated” for the Primary Election. You must be registered as a Republican to vote the Republican ticket in the Primary Election.

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Thank you to EVERYONE who made the Camas County Schools Book Fair Fiesta an amazing success! We far exceeded our goal with total sales over $3,000! WOW! Mr. Rast and grades K-8 celebrated with Mr. Rast breaking open a piñata filled with yummy fruit snacks.

Looking for Fun Things to do during Spring Break?

4-H offers more than 200 different projects from large and small animals to an even greater number of non-animal projects. During Spring Break, there will be fun projects for youth at the Gooding County Extension building (203 Lucy Lane). Youth do not have to be 4-H members to participate some of the activities. For more information, please call Jamie Lancaster at the Gooding County Extension Office, 934-4417, or to register, pick up a form at the Gooding County Extension Office. –––––––– Art, A Pallet of Fun: Monday, March 24, 9 to Noon $2.00 fee. Sewing—Level 1: Monday, March 24, 9 to Noon or Tuesday, March 25, 1 to 4 p.m. Class fee is $5.00 (plus $11.00 4-H Enrollment fee, if not a current 4-H member), materials provided. Sewing—Level 2: Monday, March 24, 1 to 4 p.m. or Tuesday, March 25 9 to Noon. Class fee is $5.00 (plus $11.00 4-H Enrollment fee, if not a current 4-H member), materials provided. Lego WeDo Robotics: Monday, March 24, 1 to 5 p.m. $2.00 fee. Art, A Pallet of Fun: Tuesday, March 25, 9 to Noon $2.00 fee. Healthy Snacking: Tuesday, March 25, 1 to 4 p.m. $2.00 fee. Cupcake Decorating: Wednesday, March 26, 9:30 to Noon or 1 to 3 p.m. $3.00 fee. Quilts Level 1: Wednesday, March 26, 9 to Noon or Friday, March 28, 9 to Noon. Class fee is $5.00 (plus $11.00 4-H Enrollment fee, if not a current 4-H member) and youth must provide their own materials. Quilts Level 2: Wednesday, March 26, 1 to 4 p.m. or Friday, March 28, 1 to 4 p.m. Class fee is $5.00 (plus $11.00 4-H Enrollment fee, if not a current 4-H member) and youth must provide their own materials. Jewelry Making: Thursday, March 27, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Class fee is $5.00. Science and Chemistry in the Environment: Thursday, March 27, 1 to 4:00 p.m. Class fee is $2.00. Lego Balloon Cars: Friday, March 28, Noon to 5 p.m. This class is at the Gooding Public Library. No fee & no pre-registration.



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Hagerman, Idaho – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 23,936 visitors to Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument in 2012 spent $1,288,000.00 in communities near the park. That spending supported 19 jobs in the local area. “Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world,” said superintendent Judy Geniac. “We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides and to use the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy – returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service - and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate our visitors. We thank our communities, community leaders, volunteers and partners for their engagement and collaboration. We appreciate the support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities.” The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas and Christopher Huber and Lynne Koontz for the National Park Service. The report shows $14.7 billion of direct spending by 283 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park. This spending supported 243,000 jobs nationally, with 201,000 jobs found in these gateway communities, and had a cumulative benefit to the U.S. economy of $26.75 billion. According to the report most visitor spending supports jobs in restaurants, grocery and convenience stores (39 percent), hotels, motels and B&Bs (27 percent), and other amusement and recreation (20 percent).

death & service notices

Rita M. Crosbie, 85, a resident of Shoshone, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at Lincoln County Care Center in Shoshone. No local services are planned. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service. Linda Elizabeth Esterbrook Wood, 73, a resident of Kellogg and a former resident of Gooding, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Mountain Valley Care and Rehab Center in Kellogg. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel with Rev. Andy Morris officiating. A viewing will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding. Sarah Bowler, 64, a resident of Bliss, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at her home near Bliss. No funeral services will be held locally. A memorial celebration of life will be held on a later date in Colorado. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel.

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obit ua r ies Thelma Ferguson Fink

Thelma Ferguson Fink, 88, a resident of Gooding, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at DeSano Place Suites in Gooding. Thelma was born October 18, 1925 in Springdale, Arkansas to Leonard and Roxie Short, the fourth of seven children. She attended schools in Arkansas, Iowa, and Idaho, graduating from Buhl High School. She married Wayne Ferguson in Buhl and they had two daughters, JoElla and Cheryl. After she and Wayne divorced, she married Richard Fink. She loved music, writing poems, painting, farming, riding horses, and most of all working with people. During World War II, Thelma worked at Camp Roberts in California with the German prisoners of war. After moving to Gooding in 1947, she worked as a clerk and bookkeeper until she opened her beauty shop and operated that for several years. She was very active in volunteer work for the county, state, and some political positions. When she and Richard married, she helped farm and they spent many winters in Arizona where she worked as a volunteer coordinator for Hidden Shores RV Park. She enjoyed this work until ill health in 2007 made it necessary to resign. With her enjoyment of many different people, she was actively involved in numerous organizations where she could serve those in all walks of life. She is preceded in death by: her daughter, JoElla; her mother and father; one sister and three brothers. She is survived by: her husband, Richard Fink, daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Gary Hoyt; two grandsons, Rob (April) Hoyt and Russ (Heather) Hoyt; three great grandchildren, Crystal, Alexela, and Jaxon; one brother, Elmo Short; one sister, Anna Mae Knarr; several nieces and nephews and many friends. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Demaray’s Gooding Chapel with Rev. Andy Morris officiating. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at

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My friend Rick and I were getting a little Spring fever going on. We wanted to get out and look around a little. With that, I thought it would be a good idea to see if my dad’s old tractor (which we had while I was in high school) was still in its deposited place. And, if you remember from an earlier “Cup of Tee,” I called the Case tractor “Justin”. You would only use the tractor just-in-case you were stuck. The tractor had been traded to our neighbor a mile above us on the east side of Squaw Butte in Sweet, Idaho. The neighbor used the tractor to pull his vehicles home. They probably should have used a boat to get home in. The creeks coming off the hills washed through the road at will, then the water would go down the road filling the road. I asked the fellow who resides where we used to, if I could have permission to cross his land to see about my dad’s old tractor. He said, “Tee, I think some fellas selling scrap annexed that old tractor, but you can still go up there if you like. You won’t be able to get far, you will have to walk.” I told him I would take the chance and walk if necessary. Being an old veteran of that road, I figured I could get almost there in my two-wheel-drive Mazda pickup. Up the road I charged. I went through many of the creeks crossing the road. I was feeling pretty good! Then we came across a wide band of creek across the road. The Mazda plunged into the mud to its belly with the tires squalling for traction. I told Rick we’d better back out before we had to use the jack to get out (besides, I’d forgot my shovel). I backed out on to the less constricting mud. I think Rick thought I was taking him on a stranded walk with no provisions. We continued our impromptu voyage on foot, crossing creeks about six more times and three gates across the road. Upon arriving at the homestead area of our old neighbors (a father and son built the neighbors house and our old one) I found the house and barn had been burnt in a wild rangeland fire. There were a few scrap vehicles the scrap collectors couldn’t pull from the mud because they had been run over be a caterpillar fighting fire. The old tractor was gone! Not even a sign of a flat tractor tire that my BROTHER REMEMBERS VERY WELL WHY THEY WERE FLAT!!! Rick and I looked around for a short time and ventured our way back to the Mazda truck waiting for us in the mud. Of course, by no means were our shoes dry. Our ill-fated mission was accomplished once back at the truck. If nothing else, I was able to walk Rick though Memory Lane. Many of you may be getting a little of that Spring fever. This time of year is loaded with all kinds of weather. The ground is saturated and the clouds don’t know that. Getting wet could lead to hypothermia or even frostbite. If you do venture out, be sure to stay on maintained roads and have permission if off the road. You should be sure to have a jack, a spare, and a couple of shovels (an extra one for your guest). Be sure to include others on your plans or route. It is never a bad idea to keep the emergency blanket, food, and water. Spring runoff water can be full of livestock waste, dirt, and ground bacteria. This is my “Cup of Spring Water Tee.” Tee Hurd

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February Precipitation Improves Water Supply Outlook BOISE, ID, March 7, 2014 - The March Water Supply Outlook Report just released by the Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service has better news this month than last. According to the report February precipitation across the state ranged from above to well above average. The abundant mountain snowfall, along with cool temperatures to maintain the snowpack, provided a huge boost to this year’s water supply forecast. “Some basins received more than twice their normal February precipitation,” said Ron Abramovich, Water Supply Specialist with Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service. “The basins along Eastern Idaho’s continental divide still have the highest snowpacks in the state.” The jet stream in February pushed storms into Idaho increasing snowpack levels across the state. Basins along the continental divide capitalized on the moisture with snowpacks that now range from 130 – 155% of normal. Abramovich said the snowpack distribution this year is unusual with a large contrast from east to west. Typically the difference in snowpacks runs from north to south. Because of February’s plentiful precipitation, streamflow forecasts improved from January’s dismal predictions. Abramovich said that to maintain the current streamflow forecast volumes, near normal or better snowfall is still needed until the season peaks in April along with cold mountain temperatures to keep the snow in the high country. “Despite abundant precipitation, water supply shortages have not been eliminated in all of our basins,” Abramovich said. “Surface irrigation shortages will occur in the Owyhee basin and some shortages are still likely in the Big Wood, Little Wood, Big Lost, Little Lost, Oakley, and Salmon Falls basins.” The streamflow forecast for most central Idaho streams is 40-60% of average in the Wood, Lost, Weiser basins, as well as basins from the Bruneau to the Bear River. The lowest projected flows are in the Owyhee Mountains and Camas Creek near Fairfield at only 20% of average. However, the important southern Idaho irrigation forecast for the Snake River near Heise is 120% of average. As for which reservoirs around the state may fill, Abramovich says more analyses and discussions will take place this month. For details on snowpack, precipitation, streamflows, and reservoirs for each basin in Idaho, view the full March Water Supply Outlook Report online.


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Week 9 - March 7, 2014 Typical for this time in the session bills are being pushed to get through both houses. Leadership hopes to end things up by March 21 which is only two weeks away. Amazingly we are still introducing new bills that don’t stand much of a chance of winning the time race. Some of those, however, are designed to “float” a concept that someone is looking to introduce next year. Just a note on some legislation mentioned earlier. The Behavioral Health Crisis Centers bill establishing centers in three Idaho cities, which will be a place to go for those suffering a mental health crisis, is in the House Health & Welfare Committee. They will function to not only stabilize the individual but provide counseling and advice about other services available in the communities. I expect this $4.56 million project that the Governor included in his budget to get to the floor for a vote soon. The FBI today agreed to take up the investigation of Corrections Corp of America the private company that Idaho fired after discovering fraudulent time sheets and other mismanagement at our only privately run prison. I was one of 6 signators of a letter asking the FBI to take over this investigation because the Idaho State Police did not have sufficient manpower to do the job.

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bilize the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer. It would go into recharge and recharge infrastructure needs. Water interests are currently pumping 200,000 acre/ft more water out of the aquifer than is being put into it naturally each year. This $5 million is in addition to the $15 million that was in the Governors budget for other pre-determined projects relating to water issues. Another bill would create a savings fund in anticipation of possible internet sales tax revenues if the Federal Government passes such a bill. It may be a good idea to claim those funds as they would be a target for all kinds of ideas. This particular fund would be dedicated to tax relief projects determined by the Idaho State Tax Commission. Now my vote would go to filling the budget hole created and perpetuated by insufficient funding of our K-16 school systems. This hole persists because of tax cuts given the last two years and ones that still may show up this year. The new revenue figures came out for February and because of better than anticipated returns on personal income we are actually 3.6 million ahead our projected forecast for the year. This economy has been very sluggish and I certainly hope it will fire up these last four months of the fiscal year. Speaking of Ed funding, last Monday the Finance Committee (JFAC) increased Ed funding by 5.1% or about $ 66 million for next year. Teacher pay increased about 1.8% + the $15.8 million put out for leadership premiums which not all will receive. The $35 million put into discretionary pay will help out districts that still are cash strapped by the yet to be restored cuts made during the recession. Technology and dual credit continued to receive increases. I have to mention S1254 the Guns on Campus Bill that Thursday was passed in the House and sent to the Governor with just 19 dissenting votes including my own. I sat through 7 hours of testimony, a good 90% of which was against allowing concealed weapons on campus. Because of Supreme Court rulings including those from the most conservative members of that body, certain key areas such as schools and government buildings can be excluded from 2nd amendment requirements. We heard passionate appeals from the State Board of Education, students, and all six Presidents of our institutions of higher learning asking that they be allowed to make that decision from their positions of knowing their campuses and what those working and studying there believe is most appropriate. It is unfortunate that we did not listen to those most impacted and instead chose to put into effect this NRA drafted bill. As an owner of a Concealed Weapons Permit I am proud of my decision to defy the all powerful NRA’s decision to interfere with decisions that legally had been given to those institutions and their students. To read more click here. It is an honor to serve you in the Legislature. I want to know your opinions and am here to help you with any government related problems you may encounter. You can reach me at 1960 US Hwy 26, Gooding ID 83330, phone 208-308-0046 or e-mail

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In the Matter of Establishing ) Regulations for the Park ) Currently Known as “Manmade� )


WHEREAS, The Camas County Board of Commissioners intends that a County Park be created within the Boundaries of the legal description below; and WHEREAS, such a park will promotes the health, safety and preservation of property of the residents of the county. WHEREAS, The Camas County Board of Commissioners wishes the proper usage of the park and usages that will allow a more orderly development of said park; and WHEREAS, orderly development of said park requires rules and regulations governing said park; and WHEREAS, in order to enforce the new rules and regulations of said park, violations must be enforced by law; NOW THEREFORE, be it Ordained as follows: A. PURPOSE: The purpose of this Ordinance is to provide for the health, safety and preservation of property of the residents of the county, in the form of a County Park which currently include three (3) separate properties, for which legal descriptions are as follows: Lot 23 Mountain View Acres, SW4SE4 Less Tax 1750, Sec 3 T1S R14E, AND Tax No 1174 See 3 T1S R14E Manmade.

B. Rules of Conduct: 1. No dumping shall be permitted within the boundaries of the park as outlined above. 2. No burning shall be allowed within the boundaries of the park as outlined above, except for areas designated. 3. No shooting of firearms shall be allowed within the boundaries of the park as outlined above. Firearms shall be defined as any instrument used in the propulsion of shot, shell, or bullets, by the action of gunpowder exploded within it. This regulation shall not include law enforcement officers in the service of their duties. C. Regulations of the park facility shall be posted in appropriate places at the park facility. Illegibility of molested signs shall not render regulations unenforceable. D. Violations: Any person who shall omit, neglect or refuse to obey any act or regulation required by this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, may be fined a sum not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300.00) for any offense and may be confined in jail for a period of not more than six (6) months. Either or both such fine and imprisonment may be imposed; and in addition thereto, any person so convicted shall pay such costs as the court may assess. Adopted this 10th day of March 2014. COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Ken Backstrom, Chairperson Janet Croner, Commissioner Barb McMurdo, Commissioner Attest: Korri Blodgett, County Clerk

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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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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.

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►High Country Fusion Co, Inc. is hiring a Purchasing Agent/ Pricing Coordinator. This will be a full time positions 40 hrs per week. Employees would be responsible for the procurement of supplies and inventory through purchase order writing & quotation between sales team and vendors. Requirements are managing time wisely, competent in Microsoft Word & Excel. Please send resume to: Alyssa.obland@hcfusion. com or drop off at the Fairfield location. 208.293.9569 for questions.

Call 764-3223, e-mail camasscd@yahoo. com, or come to 403 Soldier Road... 9 to Noon, Tues. Wed. Thurs. Order need to be in by April 8th.

Puzzle #2


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►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

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►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.

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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