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Wendell Fixes Annexation Problems

Annexation is a process by which municipalities incorporate more land. This process can be very complicated and mistakes are often made, especially by cities that have not done this before or have not done so for a long time. Case in point, the City of Wendell annexed several parcels of ground about eight years ago. After an overwhelming negative response by landowners, the city then went through a de-annexation process (2006). This left the city with some oddly shaped borders on the southeast corner of town. The three main reasons for

the annexation were: one, to deal with highway district issues; two, to expand the city into areas needing city services; and three, to bring areas of potential growth into the city. This last reason is what upset most people because it included land which owners did not want in the city. As with many decision our elected officials make, there were political miscalculations on the part of some, which left hard feelings and suspicion towards the city government. There was, however, a bigger mistake. When land is annexed into a city, the primary issue that

must be dealt with is zoning. Because the property is now under city jurisdiction, any zoning the county may have had on this land is null and void. Therefore, if a residential or industrial project is being annexed, that land must be zoned appropriately as part of the annexation process. Even if the land in question has not been developed, city zoning must be applied. Otherwise, there are no restrictions on what a landowner can build or do on his property. This is exactly what happened (or did not happen) in the Wendell annexation – no continued on page 7.....

The Camas County High School Student Council is holding a Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive for the Southern Idaho Salvation Army all this week. The drive will end this Friday, April 11th. If you would like to donate, please bring you donations to the Camas County High School.

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Volume 38 ~ Number 15 News from the Heart of Idaho Camas • Lincoln • Gooding

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March Precipitation Helps Water Supply Rebound BOISE, ID, APRIL 7, 2014 – Back–to-back months of above average precipitation across most of Idaho boosted the water supply outlook according to the April report released by the Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service. March precipitation amounts ranged from 103% to 190% of normal. “The water year started with four dry months from October to January,” said Ron Abramovich, Water Supply Specialist with the Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service. “The water supply made an amazing recovery due to the February and March precipitation.” “However, despite good precipitation the last two months we are predicting water shortages in several areas,” said Abramovich. Predicted water supply shortages will occur in the Big Wood, Big Lost, Little Lost, Oakley, Owyhee, and Salmon Falls basins. Higher elevations accumulated snow while lower elevations got rain. Abramovich notes the mid-elevation snowpack, between 5,0006,000 feet, was lacking across central Idaho from Weiser in the west to Swan Valley in the east. The mid-elevation snows continued on page 8.....


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Notices of Upcoming Events & Meetings

Food Bank in Fairfield:

The Lighthouse Food Pantry will be open this Friday, April 11th, from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Ed at 7643322 or 539-1160.

Lincoln County Fair:

The Lincoln County Fair Board is accepting bids for the 2014 Fair week janitorial. Fair is July 19th thru July 27th. Please call 208-539-4500 or e-mail LCFair2@gmail.com

Easter Egg Hunt at DeSano:

DeSano Place Suites in Gooding (545 Nevada Street) will host an Easter Egg hunt on April 19th at 2 p.m. for ages 1–12.

Easter Eggs in Fairfield:

The sophomore class of 2016 is volunteering to host the Easter egg hunt this year. Donations of candy and other prizes to help us along the way would be greatly appreciated. Please bring donations to the school. For more information contact: Drew Hallowell @ (208) 764-2913, Erick Peterson @ (208) 5391222 or Mandy Palan @ (208) 539-6223.

Camas Bug Crew:

Hey Kids! Looking for some summer fun? A chance to learn something new? Need some cash? Then the Camas Bug Crew can use you! For more information email Becky Freiberg at petrochb@yahoo.com or pick up and application at the Camas Conservation District office at 403 Soldier Road Fairfield.

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Nick Schlader Benefit Former Gooding City Police officer, Nick Schlader, was diagnosed with melanoma last year. Since then his doctor has referred him to the John Wayne Institute in Los Angeles for further treatments. To help his family with medical and travel expenses, the Gooding City Police Department is holding a benefit raffle with all proceeds going to the Schlader family. Raffle items include a Glock Gen4 handgun, a S&W AR–15, and other items. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Drawing will be held on April 17th at 5 p.m. Any law enforcement officer in Gooding County can help you purchase tickets, or contact Detective Bunderson with the Gooding City Police at 934–8436 for more information. (Glock handgun donated by Glock Inc. AR–15 donated by Red’s Trading Post in Twin Falls.) You can also go to his “GoFundme” internet page to donate.

Gateway Community Market April 11th, 12pm - 6pm & April 12th 9am to 4pm Lincoln County Community Center at the Fairgrounds (201 S. Beverly Street, Shoshone)

Crafts, Antiques, Jewlery, Household Items and More! For Information call 886-2014

Community Sunrise Service Gillette Hill ~ Gooding

Shoshone Showhouse April 11, 12 and 14 Show starts at 7:00 p.m. each night. Tickets $3 (seniors $1) Monday Night Special: Kids 12 & under $1 (with parents)

Come enjoy a Community Sunrise Service on Easter morning, April 20th, at 6:30 a.m. on Gillette Hill southwest of Gooding (signs will be posted). From Gooding: west on Hwy 26 to 1800 East, turn south (left) and go 1.75 miles. From Wendell: north to 2100 South, turn west (left) and go to 1800 East, turn north (right) and go 1/4 mile. Please contact Steve or Patty Waugh at 934-4378 for more information. Come celebrate our Risen Lord!

Celebrate Easter at the

Fairfield Community Easter Sunrise Service Lighthouse Christian Fellowship 7:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday Breakfast immediately following the Service


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Tax Relief Spaghetti Feed Saturday, April 12th at the Fairfield Legion Hall

The American Legion Post #19 will be serving up ALL YOU CAN EAT Spaghetti on Saturday, April 12th, at the Fairfield Legion Hall. Tickets are $6 each and kids under 8 eat free. Entertainment will include horse races, a cake walk, and music for dancing. Tickets are available from any Legion Member, or by calling 764-2223 or 358-2214.

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Dungeon opens at 5 p.m. Spaghetti at 6 p.m. Bring your appetite. You’re going to need it!

Annual Trout Dinner & Baked Goods Sale Hagerman United Methodist Church (4th Street & Salmon ~ Hagerman)

Dine-In or Take-Out

Pizza & Pasta

Friday, April 11th ~ 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

Fairfield 764-2226 (129 Willow Avenue West)

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

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

Call by 10 a.m. for take out. Also, please let the Center know if you have any special dietary needs such as allergies to food. -------------------------Friday, April 11 Roast Pork & Potatoes w/ Rolls Tuesday, April 15 Chicken Strips w/ Mac n’Cheese Wednesday, April 16 Fish & Chips

Gooding 934-5504 (308 Senior Avenue)

Lunch Suggested Donation $3.50

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

Fit & Fall Proof: Every Mon. & Wed. at 11:00 a.m. -----------------Thursday, April 10 Chicken Strips & Potatoes Monday, April 14 Chicken Fettucini & Veggies Tuesday, April 15 Hamburgers & Pasta Salad Wednesday, April 16 Haystacks & Cinnamon Rolls

Shoshone

Richfield

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

----------------------Thursday, April 10 (Rich) Bologna Sand, Soup & Apple Pie Friday, April 11 (Sho) BBQ Pork, Potato Salad & Rolls Monday, April 14 (Rich) BBQ Pork, Potato Salad & Rolls Tuesday, April 15 (Sho) Chicken Chow Mein & Biscuits Wednesday, April 16 (Sho) BLT, Soup & Choc. Cream 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.

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The Gooding Public Library Presents

3D Printing Workshop Saturday, April 12 & Wednesday, April 23rd

3D printers are amazing, and here is your opportunity to for a bit of hands-on experience. The Gooding Library recently obtained a 3D printer and they will be offering two workshop to those interested in how they work and how to use them. Space is limited, so please call (934-4089) or stop by the liberary to register. The April 12th workshop will be from 10am to 3pm. The April 23rd workshop will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Library Bake Sale

The Wendell Library will hold an Easter Bake Sale on Saturday, April 19th, at Simerly’s starting at 10 a.m. There will be many items to choose from for your Easter Breakfast or Dinner. Proceeds will go towards architect plans for the new library. Be sure to visit our Used Bookstore at 375 1st Ave East. (just West of City Hall) The Bookstore is open every Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. New Used books are added each week for your selection. Books sell for $3 dollars a bag or $1 for hardbacks, ¢.50 for paperbacks. Donations are always welcome!

“Love Take Me Over”

Gooding lst Christian Church is pleased to present “Love Take Me Over” a show by the God Squad Puppet/Drama Team. This year there will be two performances, Saturday, April 26 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 pm at the Church, located at 334 Fourth Avenue West in Gooding. “Love Take Me Over” presents several new songs as well as some old favorites through puppetry, along with black-light effects, some human drama and a few surprises.

Camas Royalty Program The Camas County Fair Royalty Program is currently accepting entries until April 15, 2014. There are four programs, a King and a Queen competition for ages 15 to 20 years of age and a Junior King and Queen contest for 10 to 14 year olds. Categories to be judged are interview, public speaking, and appearance (no swimsuit category). The program is open to Camas County Residents and residents of those counties bordering Camas County, Idaho. This is the first year of the new program. For additional information about this program please go to the program website at: camasroyalty.weebly.com or contact the Royalty Chairwoman, Tracey Martin at 208-764-2882 or tntawards@earthlink.net


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obit ua r ies

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Wilma Gribble

Johnathon Earl Jackson

Wilma Ilene Gribble, 94, a resident of Gooding, died Monday, April 7, 2014 at the DeSano Place Suites in Gooding. Wilma was born on May 14, 1919 in Wenatchee, Washington, the daughter of Calvin and Ella May Cole Richardson. She married Maryon Earle Gribble on February 19, 1938 in Wenatchee. Wilma worked for a time as a secretary. They later moved on to Hagerman where they lived for a time. They later moved to Gooding where they made their home. In their later years they traveled and went camping and spent many winters in Arizona. Maryon enjoyed rock hounding and Wilma loved her cats. Maryon preceded her in death on October 15, 1997. Wilma continued to reside in Gooding. She was a member of the Gooding L.D.S. Church and had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge. Wilma is survived by: a nephew and several nieces and their families; including Arthur Richardson, Diana Richardson, Dorothy Newkirk, Margaret Richardson, Earlene Richardson and Clari Binder; and a grandniece, Donna Davis. A viewing for friends will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel by Bishop David Jensen. Burial will follow at the Hagerman Cemetery. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by following the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.

Johnathon Earl Jackson, 32, a resident of Shoshone, Idaho, died Monday, March 31, 2014 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Johnathon was born on December 7, 1981 in Reno, Nevada, the son of Terrilynn and Bruce VanOstrand. He was raised and educated in Reno. Johnathon is survived by: his parents, Terrilynn and Bruce VanOstrand of Shoshone; two sons, Jared (7) and Evan (5); a daughter, Isabella (6); three brothers, Jeremiah Jackson and Ricky Hepner, both of Reno, Nevada and Greg Hepner of Branson, Missouri; and three sisters, Sonja Kelley of Shoshone, Idaho, Andrea Hepner of Branson, Missouri and Desiree Jackson of Reno, Nevada. Johnathon was recently engaged to Ashley Burnett of Gooding and was very close to her and her family including her children, Shawn (6), Dawson (2 1/2) and Triston (1 1/2). He was preceded in death by his father, Rick Hepner; and his Nana, Dorothy Romaine. No funeral services are scheduled at this time. A celebration of life will be held with the date and time to be announced. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family at the obituary link: www.demarayfuneralservice.com.

Clinton Grover Lund, 80, a resident of Wendell, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at his home in Wendell. No public services are planned. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Wendell Chapel.

Bill James Harvey, 84, a resident of Hagerman, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding. Arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.

Helen Juanita Gilbertson, 87, a resident of Wendell, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding. No public services are planned. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service

Robert McIntire, 82, a resident of Burley, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his home in Burley. Arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.

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Alice McCurdy Garnand, 97, a resident of Gooding, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Quail Ridge Assisted Living in Pocatello. Arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.


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Recently I became an executor of an estate for my friend. Part of being an executor is to find the lost ends and gather them to a central purpose. If you didn’t have any detective skills, you would surely gain some. You become a secretary to yourself – the detective. During my course of finding and matching ends, I had suspicion of a safety deposit box. With all the rules of privacy, the bank could not tell me if my friend even had a safety deposit box there or not. Even with all my present attorney papers they could not tell me anything. So, with more attorney papers and some court appearances, I finally had gathered the additional information the bank wanted. On Friday, March 28th of this year, I came into the bank and found there was a safety deposit box. “Did I have the key?” they asked me. No. If I would have found a key, I could have saved myself some court time and cash. They told me the box would have to be drilled by a locksmith. I said, “OK, bring one in. There is one down the street.” That would not work because they were contracted to a specific lock company. OK, I reasoned, “Bring them here.” It takes two weeks for them to be scheduled, was the reply. I slammed my hand down on the desk and said, “NO, this is not acceptable. I have already spent lots of time to work within your process. Note - I will be back Tuesday morning.” The lock company was called and that agreement was met. I, as well as the locksmith company, arrived at the bank before it opened. In fact, we both walked in together. Only the night before did I realize that the Tuesday I was going to open the safety deposit box was April Fool’s Day. That wasn’t exactly the day I wanted to open a safety deposit box thinking I could get the heirs more inheritance. The box was a corner box in the safe, and was hard to drill out. Finally, after a little work, the box was open and the tinny sounding tray lay beside me and the bank manager. I opened the tray and to my surprise it was... an empty box! There wasn’t any paper, a pencil, or even pocket lint. The process from the time I suspected it until it was open cost over a thousand dollars. APRIL FOOLS TO ME! As I left the bank my pickup door would not unlock. My key would not open the door and I had to crawl through the passenger door. “Do I have the locksmith parked next to me work on my pickup?” Probably not for his rates. Now for some crazy reason my pickup door will not work from the outside or the inside! I have received a double scoop of April Fools. First, I pay big money to open a box with no key to find nothing. Secondly, I have a key that can’t open a lock that has everything I need in my pickup (something in there). I think April Fools and Karma came in on the same bus. With that thought, this locks in my “Cup of Tee”. Tee Hurd Send your News & Articles to News4u@gmx.com or call 764-3322


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Gooding County Relay For Life

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Cancer survivors and 200 2 AVENUE WEST IN GOODING (208) 934-4481 personal caregivers are very special to us and that’s why we are plan- Wood River Engine Service ning on a reception dinner 30 + Years Experience All Machine again this year to be in- 8 to 5 M-F ~ 934-4992 Shop Services Competitive Part Prices cluded in the Relay For Life event planned for Friday, June 13th. 124 4th Avenue East All Makes & Models ~ Domestic, Foreign, Last year we had about 75 survivors and caregivers and this year Gooding In Frame & Overhaul Kits Commercial we are hoping to have 100 people come to the Gooding County Fairgrounds that evening for a celebration of their survivorship. Please register now with Cody Varin at 934-5963 or Susan Bolton at 934-8477 to receive a survivor T-shirt and reserve a spot for dinner. The handprints the survivors made last year are being made into quilts that will be auctioned off at this year’s Relay. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Mark May 31st on your calendar for the “Cruisin’ 4 A Cure” Poker Run. All vehicles and motorcycles are welcome. More information to come later. ALL Relay teams may have food or items for sale at the Fairgrounds or at the Poker Run stops (Gooding, Wendell, Hagerman and Bliss). Come and support your local Relay teams. This is an event-wide fundraiser for ALL Gooding County Relay for Life teams. POKER RUN ENROLLMENT FORMS are available and must be completed for each vehicle entered with a $10.00 entry fee. Forms and checks (made out to Gooding Relay for Life) should be mailed to Lorri Robb c/o 1868 S 1800 E, Gooding, ID 83330 by no later than May 28th. If you would like to sign up for a Relay Team go to www/relayforlife.org/goodingid or contact Susan Bolton at sbolton@ landtitleandescrow.com. Corporate sponsors are encouraged to contact Susan to become a part of this community event.

...Wendell Annexation continued zoning – and just last month the Wendell P&Z Commission held a public hearing to fix that problem. The two areas north of Bunn Street and E 3000 S (Tract A & B) were zoned residential. Tract D (a small parcel southwest of the S curve) and Tract C (south of the railroad between Idaho Street and S 2000 E and including a half mile of the south Frontage Road) were zoned industrial. There was some misunderstanding of what the City of Wendell was doing (partly because of the previous process) and a few members of the public believed that the city was trying to annex certain areas. According to city administrator, Brad Christopherson, the city has no intentions of annexing more land south of the freeway. Mr. Christopherson said, “We don’t have the practical ability to provide services to that area, and until we do, that issue is not on the table,”

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are important for rangeland and dryland farmers. As far as streamflow forecasts Abramovich said “the variability across our region is amazing this year.” The lowest predicted streamflows are in the water-starved Owyhee Basin and Camas Creek near Fairfield. Those areas are predicted to have a meager 20% of normal. The best streamflow forecasts are 130-150% of normal in the headwaters of the Upper Snake and Clearwater Rivers. The report notes that some reservoirs will fill because of adequate snowpack to feed them and others might fill depending on irrigation demand and runoff timing. Reservoirs in the drier parts of the state will not fill. For more details on reservoirs as well as snowpack, precipitation, and streamflow predictions for each basin in Idaho, view the full April Water Supply Outlook Report online. Below is a summary for each basin: Bear Basin: March provided above normal precipitation, which helps maintain the above normal snowpack and the basin’s slightly above average water year-to-date precipitation level. Natural flow water users can expect much better water volumes will be available in the rivers than the past two seasons. Clearwater Basin: Consistent winter precipitation this season led to deep snowpacks resulting in well above average streamflow forecasts. Because of the good, consistent weather pattern bringing moisture into this region, water users should consider using the wetter streamflow forecasts. Salmon Basin: Two months of above average precipitation brought the basin back to near normal water year-to-date precipitation amounts that increased streamflow forecasts. Southside Snake River Basins (Owyhee, Bruneau, Salmon Falls, Oakley) March brought the Southside Snake basins another month of above normal precipitation. However, the Surface Water Supply Index, which combines current reservoir storage with forecasted streamflow, indicates that more wet weather is needed to prevent water shortages. Upper Snake River Basin: Despite current below normal storage levels, water users should expect the reservoirs to fill, or nearly fill, depending on the timing of runoff. The Upper Snake’s water supply is in great shape to handle whatever weather this summer may bring. Weiser, Payette, Boise River Basins: Most streamflow forecasts range from 90-100% of average, with the only exception being the Weiser River which is forecast at 80%. Managers expect Arrowrock and Lucky Peak reservoirs to fill; Anderson Ranch Reservoir is uncertain at this time. With reservoirs rebounding and good streamflow predicted, water supplies should be adequate to meet demand. Wood and Lost River Basins: Despite good March precipitation in these basins, water supply shortages are still expected in the Little Lost, Big Wood, and Big Lost areas. Snowpacks very with elevation ranging from 50-100% of normal; water users should plan for shortages and look for ways to improve efficiencies in their irrigation systems.

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Property Tax Reduction Program

Circuit Breaker - Apply between January 1 & April 15 The Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker) program reduces property taxes* for qualified applicants. The amount of reduction is based on income for the previous calendar year. If you qualify, the property taxes on your home and up to one acre of land may be reduced by as much as $1,320. *Property Tax Reduction benefits will not reduce solid waste, irrigation, or other fees charged by government entities. To apply, contact your county assessor for application materials, complete the application, provide proof of: income, medical expenses, and the requirements you meet (age 65 or older, blind, VA disability, etc.), and file the application with your assessor’s office by April 15. You must apply for your 2014 property tax reduction between January 1 and April 15, 2014. You must apply and qualify each year to receive this benefit (property tax reductions are not renewed automatically). If your application is approved, your property tax reduction will appear on your December 2014 tax bill. Additional Tax Relief Options The Property Tax Deferral Program offers certain qualified individuals a way to defer property taxes on their home and up to one acre of land. A qualified applicant may qualify separately for this program or use this program along with the Property Tax Reduction Program to provide additional property tax assistance. Deferred taxes and interest must be repaid to the state of Idaho when ownership of the property changes or the property no longer qualifies for the Homeowner’s Exemption.

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You may qualify for property tax reduction in 2014 if you... 1. Owned and lived in a home or mobile home in Idaho that was your primary residence before April 15, 2014 (You may qualify if you lived in a care facility or nursing home. Contact your county assessor for information.), and 2. Had income of $28,700 or less for 2013, and 3. Met one or more of the following status requirements as of January 1, 2014: • Age 65 or older • Widow(er) • Blind • Fatherless or motherless child under 18 years of age • Former prisoner of war/hostage • Veteran with a 10% or more service-connected disability or receiving a pension from Veterans Affairs for a nonservice-connected disability • Disabled as recognized by the Social Security Administration, Railroad Retirement Board, or Federal Civil Service


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Democratic Party Caucus April 14th, 2014 at 6 p.m.

145 7th Avenue East – Gooding, Idaho

Next Monday, Gooding County Democrats will meet as part of that party’s caucus. They will be selecting delegates to send to the Idaho State Convention which will be held in Moscow, Idaho on June 20-22. For more information, please contact the Gooding County organizer, David P. Maestas, at 208-837-6451.

Magic Valley Republican Women 2nd Annual Legislative Report

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Busy B’s Indoor Flea Market

at the Billingsley Creek Barn in Hagerman (17986 Hwy 30 ~ 1/2 mile north of Hagerman) 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

You invited to the 2nd Annual Legislative Report for Districts 23, 24, 25 & 26. Representitive Steve Miller from District 26 will be available to meet with his constituents from Camas, Gooding, Lincoln, and Blaine counties. Call 208-934-9259 or 208-412-2101 for reservations. Luncheon will be served - $12.00

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Roadwork Near Bliss

Work to resurface about six miles of U.S. 26 east of Bliss began Monday (April 7). The project is expected to take about a month. Drivers can expect delays as construction crews mill the existing roadway beginning near the railroad crossing at Bliss. The full-width rehabilitation project will extend east to near the Malad River. Motorists may travel on an unpaved surface at times during the project. The project will remove cracking, rutting and potholes, and restore surface smoothness. Drivers are urged to be cautious when approaching and driving through the work zone. Flaggers and pilot vehicles will guide motorists through the construction area. A 45mph speed limit and a 10-foot width limit will be in effect. Western Construction is the contractor for this project.



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NOTICE OF CEMETERY MAINTENANCE BID

The Camas County Cemetery Board is now accepting bids for maintenance on four Camas County cemeteries. Persons wishing to bid need to have their own equipment to do mowing, trimming, and general upkeep in a timely manner as directed by the board. Maintenance will be done from May 2014 through September 2014. Full maintenance will be needed during the months of May, June, and July 2014. General upkeep only will need to be performed during the months of August and September. Bids should reflect reduced maintenance hours in August and September 2014. Bids may be sent to Linda Thomas (board member) at P.O. Box 508 - Fairfield, Idaho 83327, or dropped off at 507 Soldier Road. For more details, call 764-2100. Bids must be received by Thursday, May 1st, at 12 noon. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY of CAMAS 2010-1 RADC/CADC VENTURE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD P. TERRAZAS, and GEORGIA J. WESELOH. Defendants.

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Case No. CV-2013-17 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

BY VIRTUE of a WRIT OF EXECUTION in my hand issued out of the District Court of the Fifth Judicial District, in and for the County of Camas, State of Idaho, against Edward P. Terrazas and Georgia J. Weseloh (“Defendants”), duly attested the 20th day of March, 2014, I have attached the real property described as follows: Township 1 South, Range 16 East of the Boise Meridian, Camas County, Idaho, Section 3: SW1/4SE1/4, SE1/4SW1/4 Section 10: NW1/4, W1/2NE1/4 The Real Property or its address is commonly known as Township 1 South, Range 16 East, Camas County, ID 83327 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 28th day of April, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., on the front steps of the Camas County Courthouse located at 501 Soldier Road, Fairfield, Idaho, I will sell all rights, title, and interest of the said Defendants, in the above described real property at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, lawful money of the United States of America, to satisfy said Writ of Execution and all costs. And that the said real estates is subject to redemption within one (1) year after the sale if the real property sold consisted of a tract of land of more than twenty (20) acres, and within six (6) months after the sale if the real property sold consisted of land of twenty (20) acres or less, pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided, except: NO EXCEPTIONS. The Sheriff by Certificate of Sale, will transfer the right, title and interest of the judgment debtors in and to the property at the time the execution or attachment was levied. The Sheriff will give possession but does not guarantee clear title nor continued possessory right to the purchaser. DATED this 20th day of March, 2014. By Connie Johnson, Deputy Sheriff

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 Black Henbane (L) (T) Small Bugloss Buffalobur* (L) Syrian Beancaper Dalmatian Toadflax* (L) Toothed Spurge Eurasia Watermilfoil White Bryony Giant Knotweed Yellow Hawkweed Hydrilla Bohemian Knotweed Jointed Goatgrass Canada Thistle* (H) Meadow Knapweed Diffuse Knapweed* (H) Musk Thistle* (L) Field Bindweed* (FL) Parrotfeather Milfoil I-Hoary Alyssum* (M) Plumeless Thistle Japanese Knotweed Puncturevine* (L) Leafy Spurge* (M) (T) Russian Knapweed* (L) (T) Mediterranean Sage Scotch Thistle* (L) Orange Hawkweed Houndstongue* (M) (T) Johnsongrass Milium Oxeye Daisy Policeman’s Helmet Rush Skeletonweed* (L) Skeletonleaf Bursage Squarrose Knapweed Water Hyacinth Yellow Devil Hawkweed

List: Perennial Pepperweed* (L) Saltcedar Silverleaf Nightshade Spotted Knapweed* (M) Tall Hawkweed Vipers Bugloss Whitetop* (H) Yellow Starthistle Brazilian Elodea Common Crupina Dyer’s Woad Purple Loosestrife Poison Hemlock* (L) (T) Giant Hogweed Matgrass Perennial Sowthistle Scotch Broom Tansy Ragwort Yellow Toadflax* (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 Ken Backstrom - Chairman Camas County Commissioners ------------------------------------------In Camas County, contact Terry S. Lee - Camas Creek Weed Management Area In the Tri-County area, contact Terry D. Ruby - Tri-County Weed Control

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Applications Sought for Commission Positions

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is accepting applications to fill two positions on the seven-member Idaho Fish and Game Commission. One would replace Commissioner Bob Barowsky of the Southwest Region, and the other would replace Randy Budge of the Southeast Region. To be appointed, a successful candidate must be a resident of the Southwest or Southeast region, and be well informed and interested in wildlife conservation and restoration. Anyone interested may contact Ann Beebe in the governor’s office at 208-334-2100 or by email at ann.beebe@ gov.idaho.gov. Applications via email must be received by the governor’s office by May 9, or postmarked by May 9 if sent by regular mail. Fish and Game commissioners are appointed by the governor for staggered four year terms - no more than four may be from the same political party. Each commissioner must be confirmed by the Idaho State Senate. Each of the seven Fish and Game commissioners represents a different region of the state. The commission is responsible for administering the fish and game policy of Idaho. Commissioners meet in January, March, May, July and November of each year. In recent years the complexity of wildlife and fisheries management has made special sessions necessary in addition to the quarterly meetings. Major duties and responsibilities of the commission are to supervise the director of the Department of Fish and Game; establish rules and other needed controls on fishing, hunting, trapping and wildlife management in line with the state’s wildlife policy; approve department budgets for submission to the legislature; conduct public hearings and make decisions on managing the state’s wildlife.

Camas Volleyball Coach Needed:

Camas County High School is seeking applications for the position of High School girls varsity volleyball coach. Please contact Wendy Strickler at the School District office, by phone at 764-2625 or by email at wstrickler@d121.k12.id.us.

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►Lincoln County Job Opening: Part-time job opening for Lincoln County Disaster Services Director, approximately 30 hours per month. Please send resume to: Lincoln County Clerk’s Office - 111 West B Street, Ste. C - Shoshone, ID 83352. For more information call: 886-7641 ►High Country Fusion Company is hiring a Full-Time Fusion Technician. Job duties would include manipulating raw materials to specifications while operating machinery safely. Candidates need a good working knowledge of SAE and Metric measurements with the ability to achieve proper dimensions, an ability to read drawings and measure parts for quality production. Wage level is dependent on experience. Please email resumes to: bill.seig@hcfusion.com ►Drivers:Out & Back FT Solo & Team Openings! Great Pay! No Forced Dispatch! CDL-A, 2yrs exp. req. Miller Brothers Express: 866-823-0361 x123, x103 ►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

Puzzle #2

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

For Sale ►For Sale: Handmade Fire starters for your campfire, or BBQ. $5 for 16 sticks. Call 208-212-5010.

►2001 Toyota Camry LE. Good Condition 197K $2700. Please call 208-490-0729.

Services ►Need Yard Work Done? Call Boyd Stevens at 934-5288. Lawn mowing, weed eating, leaves raked. Weekly rate available. ► Hollenbeck Construction. New construction & remodels. Specializing in finish excellence with great value. Licenced & Bonded. Call 481-0320. ►If you are a senior in Camas Co. and could use a little help, with anything, no charge, call Karen @ 764-2906 or email me at kpalone53@yahoo.com ►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.

Wanted

►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 for the 1st Annual PTO Book Sale at the annual Camas Academic Fair. All Proceeds Will Benefit the School Library. Drop off at the school.


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