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USDA Discrimination Claims

Deadline Extended WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week announced the extension of the voluntary claims process for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades. All claims must now be filed by MAY 1, 2013. “Hispanic and women farmers who believe they have faced discriminatory practices in the past from the USDA have additional time to file a claim in order to have a chance to receive a cash payment or loan forgiveness,” said Secretary Vilsack. “USDA urges potential claimants to contact the Claims Administrator for information and to file their claim packages on or before May 1, 2013.” The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that USDA denied his or her application for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000. As announced in February 2011, the voluntary claims process will make available at least $1.33 billion for cash awards and tax relief payments, plus up to $160 million in farm debt relief, to eligible Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers. There are no filing fees to participate in the program. Call center representatives can be reached at 1-888-508-4429. Claimants may register for a claims package (by calling the number or visiting the website) or may download the forms from the website. All those interested in learning

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Soldier Mountain Ends Ski Season Last weekend was the last day of skiing at Soldier Mountain Ski Area. While the snow was not everything they would have hoped for, it was still a very successful first season for the non-profit organization. Of course, they are already looking towards next season with their 2013/2014 Season Pass Sale. You have until March 31st to buy discounted paseses (adult $229, youth $129, family of four $659). You can also make a tax-deductable donation to the organization (please note: their application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status has been submitted to the IRS and is pending). For tickets and donation, you can call 208-764-2526 or vist their website at: www.soldiermountain.com -----------

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Mountain has been to improve the skiing, but they are also working to make the mountain a yearround recreation spot. While still related to snow, they recently helped Boy Scout Troup 143 enjoy a winter camping trip by opening up the yurt (located on the back side of Lift Two) for an overnight stay. more or receiving information about the claims process and claims packages are encouraged to visit the website at any time or to contact the call center telephone number Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Claim packages and other documentation may be mailed to Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims

Administrator, PO Box 4540, Portland, OR 97208-4540. Claim packages and other documentation may also be emailed to claims@hwfr.org. Claimants may also fax claims packages and other documentation to (855) 626-8343. Completed forms and documentation must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 1, 2013. continued on page 9.....


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NOTICES OF UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS Camas Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, March 30th. See page 11 Immaculate Chapel in Fairfield will be open for personal prayer and reflection on Good Friday, March 29th from noon until 5:30 when there will be the Stations of the Cross. Easter Sunday Mass will be the 31st at 2 pm. Jim Dandy’s Pizza will be closed on Suday, March 31st, for Easter. Also They will be donating $1 to Project Graduation for every pizza sold during the month of April. Casey’s Depot will be closed for two weeks beginning April 1st. Don’t forget their $5 Breakfast Specials. Lincoln County AA Meetings: Every Monday & Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Golden Years Senior Center (218 N. Rail St.

Camas PTO Fundraiser The Camas Parent Teacher Organization is currently holding their annual Spring catalog Fundraiser - March 14 thru April 4th. Back by popular demand are the Yankee Candles. Please contact any Camas school student if you would like to preorder some wonderful Yankee Candle products. Orders will be back in time for Mother’s Day! The PTO uses the funds earned to pay for school assemblies, community events, field trip, equipment etc.

American Legion Post #19 ~ Fairfield, Idaho

Tax Relief Spaghetti Feed Tickets from Legion Members 764-2223 or 358-2214 Bring your tax deductions (kids)

April 13, 2013 to the Fairfield American Legion Hall

All You Can Eat Spaghetti and A Soft Drink Dungeon opens at 5:00 p.m. Spaghetti at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets: $6.00 each Kids under 8 Free ~ Limited Seating

Horse Races & Cake Walk Music for Dancing after races

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EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES InterMountain Christian Camp Intermountain Christian Camp (5 miles north of Fairfield will host a Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, March 31st, at 7:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome, and breakfast will be served after the service.

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Gillette Hill – Gooding, Idaho The Gooding United Methodist Church will host a Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, March 31st, at 7:00 a.m. From the Gooding Maverick store, head West (towards Bliss) 1 mile, turn South on 1800 East, continue approximately 1 ¼ miles. Watch for the flashing light. Turn West just before the bridge. Follow the dirt road up the hill. From Wendell, turn West on 2100 South (just past North Valley Vet Clinic), go 1 mile and then turn North on 1800 East. Continue to just past the bridge (watch for the flashing light), turn West and follow the dirt road up the hill. Contact Patty or Steve Waugh 934-4378 for more info.

Camas SCD News There’s still time! Time, that is for you to order your trees if you haven’t already done so. Orders need to be turned in by April 12th. There is still a good selection and Time for you to assess your needs and order. Order forms may be picked up at the office, 403 Soldier Road, or may be obtained by emailing us at camasscd@yahoo.com. You may call us with any questions you may have – 764-3223 There is also time for you to sign up for this year’s domestic well depth study. The cost is $25.00 per measurement (subject to change). The deadline for signup is April 15th. Options are available as to the number of measurements you desire. Measuring will begin May 10-15.

HH&H Fundraiser with Sprint Don’t know what to do with your old cell phones? Recycle them! Helping Hearts & Hands is holding a cell phone recycling fundraiser in Gooding. Sprint will pay HH&H for every cell phone turned in. Any brand of cell phone-broken or useable will be accepted as well as accessories such as chargers and cords. Look for the small clear plastic bins with the spring green lids located at Gooding City Hall, Stampede Burger, the Senior Center, Gooding High School, Gooding Middle School, North Valley Academy, Gooding United Methodist Church, Gooding Desert Hill Nazarene Church and at the HH&H office. Sprint is working to help prevent thousands of tons of wireless equipment from entering the landfills and to help Helping Hearts & Hands raise funds to provide food for our community.


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Camas Chamber Employee of the Quarter Jim’s Tree Service Carlos Robles has worked for Camas Creek Country Store since June of 2010. He began as a stock boy on freight days and though time has become responsible for freight deliveries, opening the store, cutting meat and anything else we need. He has proved himself through his dedication and commitment and earned this “Employee of the Quarter” award. Carlos, thank you very much for all you have done and continue to do for the success of the store.

Letter to the Editor Reminder to keep dogs under control On Monday, March 18, at least three first graders were bitten by someone’s loose dog while on the school playground during recess. This presents an issue which should concern several entities, including the school, the sheriff’s Office, all dog owners, and all parents. The Sheriff’s office was notified and the next day was able to locate the dog and its owners, and informed the parents that the dog has been vaccinated. Kudos to the Sherif and his deputies for a job well done. There are so many dogs running loose in Fairfield that locating the particular dog in question could not have been an easy task. I have heard through the grapevine that several other people have also been bitten by wondering dogs in Fairfield recently. If you own a dog, please be aware that your dog, and any injuries or damages it might cause, is your responsibility. The best option to avoid problems is to keep your dog from running loose. Perhaps also it is time for city officials to consider pet ordinances, including fines for loose dogs. Steve Stephan

Thank You The Camas Senior Center Prairie Quilters extend a special thank you to all the supporters of the recent quilt raffle. We would also like to thank the local community businesses, the Sandwiched Inn, Soldier Mountain Ski Area, and Jim Dandy’s Pizza for displaying and selling tickets. The raffle was a great success, earning $392 for the Senior Center. The lucky winner was Kristy Schiermeier of Fairfield.

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Steve’s Quick Service Complete Automotive Service Tune-ups ~ Oil Change ~ Alignments Groceries: Pop ~ Beer ~ Wine ~ Snacks ~ Hot Items

601 Main Street Gooding 934-4636 Locally owned and operated in Gooding for over 34 years.


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New Alanon Meeting at the Gooding Walker Center (605 11th Avenue East)

Every other Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

All are welcome! Questions? Call MaryLou 934-5380

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Boy Scout Report Last week we went to the Soldier Mountain Yurt, and camped out with our leaders, J.L., Reed, and John. The boy scouts on this trip were: Zach, Nick R., Nikki, Drew, Connor, and Ben. On the second day we packed up and went snowshoeing. When we got to the road, we ate lunch and hiked to the Soldier Mountain Lodge. We had a great time. Nikki - Senior Patrol Leader Nick M. - Assistant Patrol Leader Zach - Secretary

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D EATH N OTICES Eleanor Pruett, 81, a resident of Butte, Montana, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Lincoln County Care Center in Shoshone. No local services are planned. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel.

B I T U A R I E S

Larry Lee Maxwell Larry Lee Maxwell, 79, passed away Sunday evening, March 24th, at 6:50 p.m. in his home in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. He was surrounded by his children, his sister, his brother and his niece. He breathed his last breath peacefully while his daughters sang “How Great Thou Art.” Larry was born August 6, 1933 in Fort Scott, Kansas to Naomi Ruth (Jones) Maxwell and Harry Taylor Maxwell and lived in Missouri. When Larry was two years old, his family moved to Gooding, Idaho. At the age of 13, he came to know Jesus as his personal Savior. Larry grew in the Lord and loved Him with all of his heart. From a young age, he knew that God had called him to the ministry. He started the First Baptist Church in Glenns Ferry, Idaho at the age of 18. He then served in the army at the end of the Korean War. He graduated from Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, Texas where he met Betty Jean Mathews. They were married April 14, 1963, in Nampa, Idaho and were blessed with five children. Larry was a church planter for the North American Mission Board for the Southern Baptist Convention in Idaho, Hawaii and Colorado. In addition to starting churches, he served as Director of Missions in southeastern Colorado and southern Idaho. He started approximately 20 churches, many of which are still active and growing. He served the Lord in ministry for 60 years.

Larry enjoyed life. He loved to laugh and joke and never met a stranger. He was a loving husband, wonderful dad, uncle, grandpa, pastor and friend to many. It is said among his friends that no matter where in the world you went you would find someone who knew Larry Maxwell. He loved to travel and was proud to have visited all 50 states and eleven countries. Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, his daughter, Angela, his father Harry Maxwell, his mother, Ruth Maxwell and his three brothers, Bill, Duane and Derrold. Larry is survived by his brother, Roger Maxwell of Twin Falls, Idaho, his sister, Kathy Maxwell of Meridian, Idaho, his daughters, Shawna (Ken) Albert of Jeffersonville, Indiana, MarKay (Craig) Hickerson of Roswell, New Mexico, Rachelle (Timothy) Hidalgo of Richland, Washington, his son, Duane (Beth) Maxwell of Vancouver, Washington and 13 grandchildren. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013, at the Valley Baptist Church in Hagerman. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.


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David Ray Roessler David Ray Roessler, 91, of Gooding, was called home to be with the Lord on March 21, 2013. He was surrounded by family and friends at the Veteran’s Hospital in Boise at the time of his passing. Ray was born June 17, 1921 in Shoshone, Idaho to Jacob and Barbara Roessler where he was raised and educated. At age 18 he joined the United States Army at Fort Douglas, Utah. During his time in the service he survived the attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii. Campaigns Ray participated in World War II were: Initial Assault, Leyte Philippines; Assault Luzon; Philippines; Assault, Okinawa. After serving over 23 years he retired and returned to Idaho where he returned to the family well drilling business. Ray was an avid fisherman, and loved to hunt, 4-wheel and camp with his family and friends. He spent many hours on Idaho’s lakes and rivers catching fish and taught others to love the sport. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gooding where he worshiped with family and friends. He was also an active member of the American Legion, former president of the Idaho Pearl Harbor Chapter, and served in various Chapter positions Ray is survived by: his wife of 37 years, Cory M. Roessler of Graham, Washington; son, Gregory Roessler and wife, Cheryl of Twin Falls, Idaho; son, Michael Roessler and wife, Heather of Nampa, Idaho; son, Jerome Roessler and wife, Debi of Kuna, Idaho; daughter, Ellen (Roessler) Nielsen and husband, Jeff of Nampa, Idaho; son, Paul Roessler of Washington; and daughter, Linda (Mizer) Adams and husband, Jim of Graham, Washington. Ray has 23 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Jacob and Barbara (Williams) Roessler; sister, Ethel (Roessler) Martin; sister, Irene (Roessler) Schwager; brother, John “Ernie” Roessler; brother, George Roessler; son, David Ray Roessler, Jr. and wife, Rose (Gordon) Roessler; and great-granddaughter, Hallie Ann Roessler. Ray will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He will be remembered for his giving heart, desire to help others, and love for life. Idaho fish will now no longer fear for their lives. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Gooding with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating. A viewing will be from 11:30 a.m. to

12:30 p.m. Burial with military honors will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Legion Post #30 or the First Baptist Church of Gooding, Idaho 83330. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary link at: www.demarayfuneralservice.com.

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Sunday Church Services Gooding Assembly of God (204 Montana) 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church (504 Washington) 11 a.m. First Southern Baptist (2245 California) 11 a.m. Solid Rock Baptist (2148 Main Street) 9:45 a.m. St. Elizabeth’s Catholic (1515 California) 9 a.m. First Christian Church (334 4th Ave. W.) 9:45 a.m. Trinity Episcopal (125 7th Ave. W.) 11 a.m. Lutheran Calvary (21st & California) 1 p.m. United Methodist (805 Main Street) 11:15 a.m. Desert Hills Nazarene (129 6th Ave. W.) 9:45 a.m. Bliss Community (503 E. Hwy 30) 11 a.m.

Fairfield Community Church (617 Soldier Road) 11 a.m. Foothills Baptist Church (119 Poplar E.) 9:45 a.m. Immaculate Conception (201 Camas W.) 2nd Sunday Lighthouse Christian (213 Poderosa E.) 10 a.m.

LDS Dietrich - 181 S. 650 E. Fairfield - 400 Aluras W. Gooding - 1228 Main Street Shoshone - 507 N. Greenwood Richfield - 440 E Hyw 93

Shoshone First Baptist (205 East 5th) 9:45 a.m. Assembly of God (118 W. 4th) 10:30 a.m. St. Peter’s Catholic (215 West B) Sat. at 5 p.m. Christ Episcopal (104 West B) 9 a.m. Oasis Christian Fellowship (310 E. 6th) 10 a.m. New Hope Lutheran (104 West B) 10:30 a.m. United Methodist Richfield (3rd & Latah) 8:30 a.m. Shoshone (2nd & West C) 10 a.m. Richfield Community (410 S. Main) 10 a.m.

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Senior Center NEWS

Hagerman 837-6120 140 East Lake Street

Center & Thrift Shop Open: M W F (8 to 2) Home Delivery Available

Special Events Fairfield: See our New Floor - March 29th Gooding: Pinochle at Shoshone - April 9th Shoshone: AARP Tax Help - April 2nd

Gooding 934-5504 308 Senior Avenue Lunch Suggested Donation $3.50 Pool & Pinochle (Mon-Thur) Shuffleboard (Wed) Quilting (Thur) Duplicate Bridge (Fri) Breakfast (7:30-10) 1st Saturday of the Month BINGO: Every Friday at 7 p.m. Pinochle: 2nd & 4th Saturday

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Thursday, March 28 Spaghetti w/ Meatballs w/ Garlic Bread & Salad

Tuesday, April 2 Monday, April 1 Hamburgers & Potato Salad Beef Burritos w/ w/ Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Dessert Wednesday, April 3 Chicken Fettucini w/ Veggies, Salad & Dessert

Shoshone/Richfield 886-2369 / 487-2722 218 N Rail St. W / 130 S Main Lunch: 2.00 (2-9) $5.50 (10-59) $4.00 for those over 60 (Suggested Donation) Quilting & Exercise (Mon) Bingo Pinochle (Tue & Fri) Black out Bingo (Wed) Breakfast (8:00-10:00) 3rd Saturday of the Month -----------------------

Thursday, March 28 (Richfield) Egg Salad Sandwiches w/ Soup and... Cherry Crisp

Friday, March 29 (Shoshone) Roast Pork & Banana Squash w/ Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Tuesday, April 2 (Shoshone) Hot Turkey Sandwiches &Apple Brown Betty

Monday, April 1 (Richfield) Roast Pork & Banana Squash w/ Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Wednesday, April 3 (Shoshone) Roast Beef Hoagies w/ Soup & Peanut Butter Pie

Camas/Fairfield 764-2226 129 Willow Avenue West Lunch: 2.50 (2-9) $4.50 (10-59) $4.00 for those over 60 (Suggested Donation) Quilting ~ Pool ~ Puzzles ~ Board Games & Cards Art Class Thursday 10-1 ~~~ Game Day - 3rd Friday Breakfast Fundraiser (8-10) 2nd Saturday of the Month: by Donation Call by 10 a.m. for take out. Also, let us know if you have special dietary needs such as allergies to food.

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Friday, March 29 Easter Ham Dinner Lots of Fun for Everyone

Tuesday, April 2 Spaghetti & Garlic Bread w/ Salad, Fruit & Dessert

Wednesday, April 3 Alice’s Hot Pockets w/ Tater Tots & Salad

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.


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This is obviously a man’s book. “Stingray Zero Two is cleared hot”, “Laser hot”, “Reaper Copies” “14 MAM, small arms location Fisher Cat no joy on HVI” Well, I must admit that even a girl like me thinks that this has got to be the coolest way to talk since the Fonze first uttered “Heeeey”. This book is like a How-To on code talk and on every tricky weapon ever made but mostly it’s a history lesson of the middle east and the author points fingers and gives the why’s and wherefores. I don’t know an AK47 from a Howtizer (correction, before I read this I didn’t know), and likewise I didn’t know Bagdahd from Beruit, but have been wised up about all those gigantic failures of ours from Granada, to Beruit, and the Maersk Alabama. And then there’s the little osama bin laden problem and his life from cradle to Abbotabad. I know more about him now than I do my own family – except that I know my family is much nicer. A few years ago when I was in the glacial area of the Patagonia in Chile, four young men came dragging into our valley ranch that was surrounded by glaciers. They looked rough – faces burned and peeling, scrawny and so tired they could hardly pick up one boot and put it in front of the other. As they rested and ate cold fried bread, they told me they were navy seals on vacation and they had come to the highest mountain in the Aisen region, San Valentin to test their survival skills. They confessed the glaciers almost killed them – ten feet of snow one night, they shoveled in teams of two all night long to keep themselves from being buried. And that was just the first night of the storm. One especially handsome young man (or would be when he healed up) told me it was the first time in his life he had not had Christmas with his family in Boston and he missed his mom. After reading Seal Target Geronimo, I could only wonder if “my” vacationing Seal team boys were still Seals. I am more afraid for them now than before. This book is a lot more than killing one guy. Read it and you’ll never feel safe again. And I‘m a girl – I’ve got go back to reading Nancy Drew mysteries, Nancy always bagged her target. “Who has?” Delta has” “Gama has”, “Charlie has”…” Fire”.

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March 27, 2013

from the Editor Legislative Update from Donna Pence

“Add The Words” Campaign While it is highly unlikely that the Idaho Legislature will do so, there is a continuing campaign to add the words “sexual orientation” to our state’s anti-discrimination law. The stated reason for adding these words is to prevent discrimination by businesses against gay people. While no one wants to be labeled homophobic (generally speaking), the bigger question is what would “adding the words” really do? The number one form of harassment in the work place is sexual harassment, and our current laws do not allow that sort of behavior. If you talk to one of your employees or a fellow worker about sex (regardless of the orientation), they must be a willing participant in that conversation, otherwise, that is a potential lawsuit. It is not always easy to prove sexual harassment in court, but when it is, it can be very costly to a business. The downside of making sexual orientation a protected status is that it might protect conversations of a sexual nature, meaning, a person will be able to talk all they want about their sexuality. This would mean that the term “sexual harassment” (other than direct physical contact) would be irrelevant. The truth is that the “Add The Words” campaign is not about discrimination, it is about trying to force our society to accept the gay life-style. This, of course, begs the question, “Why bother?” Most of our society (including a number of main-line churches) already accepts homosexuality as a legitimate way to live. So, what’s the problem? The problem is marriage. Currently, only nine states allow same-sex marriages. Thirty-nine states specifically prohibit same-sex marriages by statute or in their constitutions. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8 California’s ban on same-sex marriage that was passed by the voters of that state in 2008. Without going in to all the details, Proposition 8 is exactly like Propositions 1, 2 & 3, which were passed last November in Idaho - the legislature passed a law, and the voters overturned it. The ruling on this case by the U.S. Supreme Court might only affect California, but the opponents of Proposition 8 are arguing that same-sex marriages should be allowed nation wide. In other words, they want to impose their views of marriage on the rest of the nation. Again, this begs the question, “Why bother?” Marriage is a practically a dead institution. Most young people today cohabitate at some point, and half of them never get married. Of those who do, 50 to 60 percent will end in divorce. Other than taxes (and that is debatable in many situations) there is no benefit to being married. The only reason marriage continues to exist in our society is because of... religious beliefs. And that, perhaps, defines the true goal of this battle - to force certain religions to accept homosexuality.

Week 11 - March 25, 2013 The only way to describe this week in the Legislature is “fast and furious”. In the House we are again having 2 floor sessions a day plus long committee meetings on some very serious issues. The worse thing about this schedule is I haven’t had time for the last three days to work in my daily hour of exercise. Walking up the four floors of stairs is a poor substitute for a good workout. The revised Health Exchange Bill passed the Senate after only 3 1/2 hours of debate by the same margin as the original bill 23-12. It now goes to the Governor’s Desk for his signature. The Business Personal Property Tax passed out of the House to the Senate. I expected a little more pressure from IACI to include the larger businesses, but no new bill appeared before the vote. The Medicare Expansion Bill HB 309 appears will be held in Committee. Despite testimony showing an overall savings to the state of $699 million & an economic boost to the Idaho economy of $9.2 billion over the next 10 years there is the a general feeling from the leadership of the House and from the Governor’s office that this issues needs more time and study to properly be implemented. Health and Welfare Director Dick Armstrong testified that his department was ready to act on the eligibility side for a year and felt they could handle the costs side as well. I am disappointed that we will miss out on the savings and the counties cannot be relieved of the burden of indigent care this year. Thursday the House Resource Committee passed out by a two vote margin HB 277 overturning a rule requiring a minimum well sealing depth of 38 ft which was arrived at over 16 sessions of negotiated rule making last year. The overwhelming testimony from the Well Drillers Association, Idaho Ground Water Association, the Department of Water Resources, representatives of the cities of Caldwell, Nampa and Twin Falls, and private geologic and hydrologic professionals supported the 38' minimum depth. The bill, brought by a group of well drillers contended that the old 18' minimum was sufficient to protect aquifers from contamination. Considering that research shows that the 18' level only adequate 31 % of the time as opposed to 61% at the 38' level I believe the negotiated rule should stand. It is much less costly to install the additional depth than to deal with a contaminated aquifer. I checked today and this bill is being held at the desk by the Speaker so it looks the38’minimum rule will stand this year. The cottage lease situation is back in the news. Several years ago the Land Board directed the Department of Lands to sell the land on which about 500 individuals had built private cabins. Currently they lease the land. The Department of Lands has finished up platting all the lease sites on Priest Lake and are preparing those on Payette Lake and will be ready to begin selling them off in late summer. It appears that a number of the owners of the sites are participating in land exchanges where they join together to purchase continued on next page...


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Agape Luncheon

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The Agape Ministry luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 10th, at the Community Meeting Room at the Gooding Fair Grounds, Gooding, Idaho beginning at 11:30 am. The theme for this luncheon will be “For Such a Time as This”. Jerri McGarrah will be the speaker. Jerri and her husband Dave pastored at the Nazarene Church in Gooding where she founded the Agape Ministry 34 years ago. They are currently serving at Deer Flat Church in Caldwell, Idaho. Please make reservations for lunch by calling Carolyn Herzinger at 934-5700 on or before Sunday, February 17th. Cost of the lunch is $8.50. The program, which begins at noon, is free to the public.

Once a claim is submitted to the Claims Administrator, the Claims Administrator will determine if it is timely and complete. If it is, the claim will move to the Claims Adjudicator for a determination on the merits of the claim. USDA may submit evidence to the Claims Adjudicator regarding the claim. If a claim is deemed incomplete, a claimant will be notified by the Claims Administrator and given the opportunity to provide additional information within a certain timeframe.

large tracts of private timber land of equal value as the appraised value of the cottage sites and simply trade. So far the Land Board has approved 3 exchanges worth about $35 million. This is a win/ win situation as the families get title to the land under cabins that often have been in the family for generations and the State gets blocked up valuable timber land. Some of the lots will be sold in a direct auction to be held in late summer this year. More details of the auction can be found on the Idaho Department of Lands website. There is the possibility that the session will end next Friday if we can move all the Education bills. Please contact me with any of your concerns about any bills you are concerned about.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE On July 11, 2013, at the hour of 11:00 o’clock AM of said day, in the lobby of the Camas County Courthouse, 501 Soldier Rd., Fairfield, ID, JUST LAW, INC., as Successor Trustee, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Camas, State of Idaho, and described as follows to wit: Lot 6 in Block 2 of PRINCESS MINE RANCH SUBDIVISION, Camas County, Idaho, according to the plat thereof, recorded in the office of the Recorder of said County. The Trustee has no knowledge of a more particular description of the above referenced real property, but for purposes of compliance with Section 60-113 Idaho Code, the Trustee has been informed the address of 1080 E. 326 N. aka 104 N. Willow Creek Rd. aka RR 1 Box 1156, Fairfield, ID, is sometimes associated with the said real property. This Trustee’s Sale is subject to a bankruptcy filing, a payoff, a reinstatement or any other conditions of which the Trustee is not aware that would cause the cancellation of this sale. Further, if any of these conditions exist, this sale may be null and void, the successful bidder’s funds shall be returned, and the Trustee and the Beneficiary shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damages. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty regarding title, possessions or encumbrances to satisfy the obligation secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in the Deed of Trust executed by Michael L. Boatman, a married man as his sole and separate property, as Grantor(s) with Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as the Beneficiary, under the Deed of Trust recorded March 13, 2009, as Instrument No. 2009-082073, in the records of Camas County, Idaho. The Beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to Flagstar Bank, FSB, recorded October 18, 2012, as Instrument No. 2012-084741, in the records of said County. THE ABOVE GRANTORS ARE NAMED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 45-1506(4)(a), IDAHO CODE. NO REPRESENTATION IS MADE THAT THEY ARE, OR ARE NOT, PRESENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OBLIGATION. The default for which this sale is to be made is the failure to pay the amount due under the certain Promissory Note and Deed of Trust, in the amounts called for thereunder as follows: Monthly payments in the amount of $857.88 for the months of July 2012 through and including to the date of sale, together with late charges and monthly payments accruing. The sum owing on the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust is $121,255.59 as principal, plus service charges, attorney’s fees, costs of this foreclosure, any and all funds expended by Beneficiary to protect their security interest, and interest accruing at the rate of 5.5% from June 1, 2012, together with delinquent taxes plus penalties and interest to the date of sale. The Beneficiary elects to sell or cause the trust property to be sold to satisfy said obligation. Dated this 7th day of March, 2013.

Tammie Harris Trust Officer for Just Law, Inc.

NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL GENERAL NOTICE The Idaho Weed Law (Idaho Code, Title 22, Chapter 24) stipulates that the primary duty and responsibility for controlling noxious weeds on private land rests on the person who owns or manages the land. Any person knowing of the existence of noxious weeds on property owned or managed by him/her is obligated by law to control noxious weeds thereon. Idaho Code: 22.24.05 County Duties. (1) The county control authority shall: (a) Carry out the duties and responsibilities vested in the county under this chapter and rules prescribed by the director; and (b) Establish and maintain a coordinated program for control of noxious weeds in the county; employ a full time county weed superintendent, who may be a superintendent for more than one (1) county and who shall be qualified to detect and treat noxious weeds; and (c) Designate one (1) of its members as the liaison between the county weed superintendent; and (d) Provide operational and educational funds for the county weed superintendent; and (e) Be authorized to initiate cooperative agreements with other agencies or counties for the designation of or participation in cooperative weed management areas for control of noxious weeds.

Idaho Noxious Weed List: BlackHenbane(L)(T) Buffalobur*(L) DalmatianToadflax*(L) EurasiaWatermilfoil GiantKnotweed Hydrilla JointedGoatgrass MeadowKnapweed Musk Thistle* (L) Parrotfeather Milfoil Plumeless Thistle Puncturevine*(L) RussianKnapweed*(L)(T) Scotch Thistle* (L) Houndstongue*(M)(T) Milium Policeman'sHelmet SkeletonleafBursage WaterHyacinth

Small Bugloss SyrianBeancaper ToothedSpurge WhiteBryony YellowHawkweed BohemianKnotweed CanadaThistle*(H) DiffuseKnapweed*(H) FieldBindweed*(FL) I-HoaryAlyssum*(M) JapaneseKnotweed LeafySpurge*(M)(T) MediterraneanSage OrangeHawkweed Johnsongrass OxeyeDaisy RushSkeletonweed*(L) SquarroseKnapweed YellowDevilHawkweed

PerennialPepperweed*(L) Saltcedar Silverleaf Nightshade SpottedKnapweed*(M) TallHawkweed VipersBugloss Whitetop*(H) Yellow Starthistle BrazilianElodea CommonCrupina Dyer'sWoad Purple Loosestrife PoisonHemlock*(L)(T) GiantHogweed Matgrass Perennial Sowthistle ScotchBroom TansyRagwort YellowToadflax*(L)(T)

Key to severity of known infestation:(L) Low, (M) Moderate, (H) High, (T) Toxic. *Species are known to be in Camas County. Terry S. Lee - Camas Co. Weed Superintendent/CCCWMA Admin. Dennis Strom - Chairman Camas Creek CWMA Janet Croner - Chairman Camas County Commissioners ------------------------------------------In Camas County area, contact Terry S. Lee - Camas Creek Weed Management Area In the Tri-County area (Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome), contact Terry D. Ruby - Tri-County Weed Control


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Camas Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30, 2013 Starting at 11:00 a.m. sharp at the Camas School Candy & Prizes ~ Several Age Groups Bring Your Basket ~ No Entry Fees Donations: Candy, prizes or cash. Drop off at Sheriff’s Office Volunteers Welcome: If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact either: Shannon 764-3716 or Tracey 764-2882

Project Graduation It is almost that time of year again, the Class of 2013 is graduating. May 25, 2013, at 3:30 P.M. After graduation the graduates will join their families and friends for a few hours, and then they will embark on a mission to Nazz Kart in Twin Falls with their fellow classmates from High School. This venture they are taking is called “Project Graduation”. This is a program designed for the graduates and the rest of their High School classmates to have a save, drug/alcohol free, chaperoned celebration. It is a great program that has had much support from the community and beyond for many years. We, the parents of the Graduates of 2013, and the Graduates of 2013, are asking for your support this year, in making this a successful and fun filled celebration for these students. Donations can be mailed to “Project Graduation” P.O. Box 502, Fairfield, ID 83327, or dropped at the US Bank in Fairfield. We are very grateful for all donations. Thank you in advance, and we hope to see you at Graduation. If you have any questions, please contact Vonnie Rasmussen at 720-5952 or Jennifer Hulme at 731-2914.

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PUBLIC NOTICE On Thursday, April 18, 2013 the Fairfield City Council will hold a regular meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Fairfield City Hall located at 407 Soldier Road in Fairfield. Items on their agenda include the following: Amendments to Appeal Procedure: A public hearing for an amendment to Ordinance Number 223 Zoning Ordinance of the City of Fairfield, Idaho, Chapter 9 Permits, Section 1.4 Appeals, Section 2.1 Variances, Section 2.2 Special Use, and Chapter 13 City Planning Administrator, Section 1.F: by amending sequence of appeals and adding language to appeal administrative decisions; provide a severability clause and effective date. The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended such amendments on February 12, 2013. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at the aforementioned time and place, all interested persons may appear and shall be given an opportunity to comment on the matters stated above. Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the City Office as soon as reasonably possible. Comments and questions prior to the hearings should be directed to the Planning & Zoning Administrator, P.O. Box 336, Fairfield, ID 83327 a minimum of five (5) days prior to the scheduled hearing. Supporting documents are on file at the Fairfield City Hall and available for public review. Dated this 23rd Day of March, 2013 Megan Stelma, Planning & Zoning Administrator

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Classified Ads Services Need Yard Work Done? Call Boyd Stevens at 934-5288. Lawn mowing, weed eating, leaves raked. Weekly rate available. In Home Theraputic Foot Care now available to residents of Camas Co. Have your toenails trimmed by a skilled, experienced L.P.N. in the comfort of your own home. For more information, or to schedule a visit, call Aimee at 1-208-350-8425. Or email me at healthystepsfootcare@gmail.com Local references. Experienced, In Home Caregiver now available for weekly visits in Camas Co. Services I provide include shampoos, manicures, R.O.M. exercises, meal prep. light housekeeping, gardening, assistance with bathing/showering. I can accompany you to Dr. visits, grocery shopping or just taking a walk. I can provide Hospice support and respite for family caregivers. Available anytime, day or night. Call Karen @ 764-2906 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,

FOR SALE 30 inch, 10 hp snowblower, $600 or best offer. Call 731-1058. For Sale: One large Igloo doghouse. $50. Call 764-3306 Gooding House for Sale: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2000 sq feet plus 2-car garage and large storage shed. Wonderful family room, underground sprinklers, vinyl fencing, new windows, central air heating w/heat pump. 821 Michigan Street, Gooding. Call 490-6405 or 934-5327. House for Sale or Rent in Fairfield 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1500 Sq Ft Newer home in subdivision. Wood for wood stove already split, stacked and ready for burning . Call for pricing and details, call Kevin at (208) 308-3345.

For Rent Cute cottage next to park! Nice fenced yard. Woodstove. Sauna. Single or nice couple. No cats! No cigarettes. Avail May. You do lawn care/ I’ll pay water&sewer bill. 495/ mo. 150 deposit. 208-727-7159 House for Rent: 3 bed, 2 bath home in Fairfield. Front porch and large back porch. Dishwasher, range, refrigerator, etc. Ready to move in at end of March. 616 2nd Street East. Call Jeanett at 208-697-1537 For Rent: 3 bed, 2 bath townhome on 1st Street East and Willow in Fairfield, single garage. Available 10/31. Water, sewer, trash paid. $525 mo, $500 deposit. Call Boise 322-5600. House for Rent: 3 bed, 2 bath home in Fairfield. Two car garage w/ washer, dryer, refrigerator, stove, microwave, and garbage disposal. Great neighborhood. $625 a month. 764-2519 or 731-0522.

Wanted Looking for anyone who may have an old picture of: Cluer’s Furniture Store and/or Barkley’s Pharmacy when they were business’s in old Soldier Town. Please call Tami at 961-0426, leave a message. Wanted: Farm Ground to Purchase. Send inquires to: FGP, c/o the Courier, P.O. Box 339 Fairfield, Idaho 83327.


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