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News from the Heart of Idaho Camas • Lincoln • Gooding

August 15, 2018

Vol 42 ~ Num 33

Bowling Gooding County Fair & Rodeo In Shoshone

Winter bowling leagues are now forming at Mountain View Lanes in Shoshone. Men’s League will be held every Tuesday night with a Fun Night on August 28th at 7:30 p.m. First regular league night is September 4th at 7:30 p.m. For Tuesday league information, call Doreen Irving at 593-5086. Women’s League will be every Wednesday night. Their Fun Night will be August 29th 7:00 p.m. and their first regular league night is September 5th at 7:00 p.m. For Wednesday league information, call Bert Gage at 420-6552. Friday nights are Mixed League. Fun Night for this group is August 31st at 7:30 p.m. Regular Mixed League bowling will begin September 7th at 7:30 p.m. Call Carole Sturgeon (7312271) for mixed league information. Youth Bowling League (ages 4 to 20) begins Saturday, October 7th, at noon. Sharon Dick (420-6462) has all the information you need to get started in this exciting sport that will last a lifetime! You can also call Mountain View Lanes at 208-886-2020.

Back to School

Next week, kids will be heading back to the blackboards and books. Many of them will be walking along our streets, sometime early in the morning.

Keep Your Eyes Open!

Some of the younger students may not be careful about crossing roadways and they may be hard to see at times.

Let’s have a Fun & Safe year.

The Gooding Main Street Parade is this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. Line-up for the parade begins at 4 p.m. near the College of Southern Idaho Round Building (14th and Main). There is no charge to be in the parade. Family night at the carnival will commence right after the parade with $1 rides, while the kids play, the arena will host PRCA Xtreme Bull Riding at 8:00 p.m. PRCA Rodeo events will roar to life Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Following the rodeo, the fairground bandshell will host live music. The Tough Enough to Wear Pink Lunch will be held on Friday, August 17th, and the Idaho Cowboy Reunion Lunch will take place on Saturday. Both lunches will be at noon in the Commercial Building. On Saturday, August 18th, the 4-H/FAA Market Animal Sale will get underway at 10:00. Come out and support our youth. If livestock is not your thing, this year the arena will host a Drone Rodeo at 10:00 a.m. Drone owners of all ages are invited to come race their flying machines through various obstacle courses. Sponsored by the Gooding Youth Association. Fair week will wrap up on Sunday, August 19th, at 9:00 a.m. in Commercial Building with fellowship, music, and a special “Cowboy” message with Scotty Brown, and Justin & Mindi Palmer. End your week right and bring your family & friends to Cowboy Church.

Second Controlled Hunt Drawing for Big Game

Didn’t draw a tag in the first round? It’s not too late to apply for the second controlled hunt drawing for over 2,250 unclaimed, controlled hunt tags for deer, elk, pronghorn and bear. The application period for the second drawing runs from Aug. 10 through Aug. 17. A list of available tags by hunt number is available on the unclaimed and leftover tag page on Fish and Game’s website. Hunters can apply at Fish and Game license vendors, by telephone at 800-554-8685, online, or by mail. (All mailed entries must be postmarked no later than Aug. 17). The application fee is $6.25 for residents and $14.75 for nonresidents for each species. For information on rules and dates for specific hunts, consult the current big game seasons and rules brochure or the online version. Please note: Some hunts will be underway by the time the second drawing is completed and tags are available for sale. Results of the drawing will be available around Aug. 24. Any tags not drawn in the second drawing will be sold first-come, first-served August 27 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time.

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Meet Muffy Davis, Candidate for Idaho State House, Seat 26A along with Senator Michelle Stennett & Representative Sally Toone

5:30-7:30, Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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*Bring your family, friends and all who are interested. The more the merrier!

American Legion Post 19 Hosts Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

The American Legion Post 19 held its annual golf tournament fundraiser at the Gooding Golf Course on August 11. In a four person scramble format, Team Ashmead was the winner! Congratulations to Josh and Jared Ashmead, James Yon and Mike March. Men’s Longest Drive, sponsored by Timberline Trash, was won by Logan Ivie. Jim Howard won the Men’s Closest to the pin, sponsored by Muffley Insurance Agency. The Ladies Longest Drive, sponsored by KVC Construction, was won by Christine Behunan. Jodie Ivie won the Ladies closest to the pin, sponsored by Magic Floral. The Legion thanks the rest of the tournament sponsors for their generous support: Stampede Burger, Soldier Creek Brewing Company, Fred and Lil Marolf,, D&D Transportation Services, Inc, Clover Creek Dental, Little Camas Inn, The Prairie Inn, Locke Agency, Slimon & Butler Irrigation, Demaray Funeral Service, Vic and Jessica Weber, Bill and Shari Simon, Iron Mountain Inn, Valley Service, Camas Creek Country Store, The Wrangler Drive in, Campbell Tractor, Jim’s Repair, Town and Country REALTY, Randy and Gail Adams, Soldier Mountain Ski Area, Braun Farms, Rodney Hohnhorst, Zeppes Pizza, Eco Construction, City of Fairfield, Arlin Ashmead, Impact Auto Body, Franklin Building Supply, Valley Country Store, Ron Stockham and Greg Lierrman, Gem State Investment Advisors, and Scott Smith. Special thanks to Rob Ellis of the Gooding Golf Course.

Notices of Upcoming Events & Meetings

Gooding Water Rates Hearing

The City of Gooding will hold a public hearing on August 27th to consider a Water & Sewer rate increase. If approved, this rate increase will be incorporated into the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018. The public is encouraged to comment on this issue. Comments will be recorded by the clerk in the official record of the City Council. If necessary, testimony by the public will be limited to 3 minutes per person.

Blast on the Grass

The annual Hagerman Car show will be held on Saturday, September 15th. For more information, contact Kris Pothier at 208-590-1839 or stop by the Hagerman Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Hagerman Market

The Hagerman Market & Swap Meet is NOW on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hagerman Melons & Watermelons:

Fresh from the Farm melons are now available at Busy B’s Market at the Billingsley Creek Barn in Hagerman (1/2 mile north of Hagerman on Highway 30) Friday thru Sunday 9 to 5.

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Weed of the Week: Russian Knapweed

1-888-934-1862 • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 • The Courier NEWS

by the Camas Bug Crew

The native plants in the Camas prairie quivered in fear as the ground trembled beneath them. Tall green plants with purple flowers burst through the ground, sending puffs of dirt and smaller, native plants into the air. “The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” a little quaking Aspen screamed. Several other plants began passing along the message until the whole valley was aware of the terrifying news. They knew that if they did not contact the Bug Crew fast all would be lost. Russian Knapweed (RK) is perennial plant that reproduces mainly by creeping roots. In addition, a single plant is capable of producing more than 1,200 seeds. The erect stems are openly branched andt typically 45 to 90 cm tall. The leaves are oblong on the upper part of the plant and become deeply lobed the closer they are to the root crown. RK produces many flowers which range in color from pink of blue. Flowering typically begins in June and continues through September. RK forms dense infestations across habitat types in the arid West. It is a significant pest of rangelands, roadsides, waste areas, and can invade grain and other crops. Recently, JAIV and AUAC were approved for release by the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service. This new release is called the Gall Wasp. The Gall Wasp got to the root of the problem and restored the valley to its natural beauty. Now the little quaking aspen can grow up to be a great big tree and not have to worry about the terrifying invasive species, Russian Knapweed. If you think you have a Russian Knapweed infestation contact Camas County Weed superintendent Terry Lee at 208-764-3512.

from the Editor

Last week the Boston Globe newspaper called for a concerted effort to counteract President Trump’s “attack on the press.” The goal is for newspapers across America to publish editorials on August 16th decrying the President’s “enemy of the people rhetoric.” As of Monday (according to the Boston Globe) about a hundred newspapers will participate in this effort. To put this in perspective, there are over 1200 daily newspapers in the U.S. and more than 7000 non-daily newspapers (weekly, biweekly, etc.). That means about 1% of newspaper editors/publishers will be participating in this editorial campaign. These “One Percenters” are attempting to convince the American people that the American Press is in danger from President Trump. Newspapers face many challenges in trying to survive the changing world of technology, but the President is not one of our problems. In fact, for many of our “news” networks, the President appears to be the sole reason for their existence. If Donald Trump wasn’t the President of the United States, they would have nothing to report. While this editorial campaign will no doubt receive a great deal of coverage by the media, the real news is the 99% of newspapers in this county understand exactly what this campaign is - a bunch of hot stinky air.

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

Hagerman 837-6120 (140 East Lake Street)

Lunch is served every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. -------------------------Friday, Aug 17... Meatloaf Monday, Aug 20... Mushroom Swiss Burger Wednesday, Aug 22... Baked Chicken n’Rice

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Lunch: $2 (2-9) $5.50 (10-59) $4 over 60 (suggested) No Saturday Breakfast until further notice. ----------------------Thur, Aug 16 (Rich) Egg Salad Sand & Baked Beans Friday, Aug 17 (Sho) Baked Potato Bar Monday, Aug 20 (Rich) Meatloaf & Scalloped Potatoes Tuesday, Aug 21 (Sho) Hot Turkey Sand & Cinn Rolls Wed, Aug 22 (Sho) Hot Dogs & Apple Pie

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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, Aug 16 Ham & Party Potatoes Monday, Aug 20 Tater Tot Casserole Tuesday, Aug 21 Pork Chops w/ Stuffing Wednesday, Aug 22 Chicken Enchiladas

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obit ua r ies

Michael R. Tupper

Michael R. Tupper of Challis Idaho, passed away July 24, 2018 from heart complications at St. Luke’s Magic Valley. Michael was born on November 28, 1946 to Robert & Faye Tupper. He was raised in Hagerman Idaho where he attended and graduated from Hagerman High School. While driving for Cady Auto hauling sheep into Utah, he met the “love of his life” Frances Clayburn. They were married 10 months later. They initially made their home in Hagerman, then Challis, Salmon and the last 25 years back in Challis. Mike was a lover of all things outdoors. He worked many ranching & construction jobs before starting his own company of “Tupper Construction”. He and his wife Frances operated this business for 43 years before retiring in 2016. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement years with hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. He will always be remembered for his generosity, hunting and fishing expertise. He was the happiest while working in the mountains, hunting & fishing within the great State of Idaho! Mike is survived by his wife of 51 years, Frances Clayburn Tupper, daughters Tracy (Calvin) Johnson, Michelle (Jesse) Hicks, Stephanie (Kent) Crist and son John Robert “JR” (Angie) Tupper. He has 14 Grandchildren & 5 Great Grandchildren! He is also survived by his mother Faye L. Tupper, 3 brothers and 1 sister: Elwyn (Rita) Tupper, Jeff (Kristy) Tupper, Rebecca Tupper and David (Becci) Tupper. He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents and his father Robert E. Tupper. A memorial service will be held at the Tupper Homestead, located at 1114 E. 2700 S. “bottom of the Tupper Grade” on August 18th, 2018 at 10 a.m. Lunch and visiting with family & friends will follow at the residence.

Patricia June Hainline

Patricia June Hainline, 85, a resident of Bliss, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Bennett Hills Care Center in Gooding. Patricia June Scheer, was born March 13, 1933 in Fairbury, Nebraska, the daughter of Bernard and Myrtle Scheer. She was raised and educated in Jerome, Idaho. She married Fred Hainline on June 14, 1954, in Jerome, Idaho, at the Catholic Church, of which she was a member. She is survived by: two sons, Steven (Yvonne) Hainline of Hagerman, Idaho and Jay (Mary) Hainline, of Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Susan (Michael) Stief of Burns, Wyoming and Barbara Hutchins (and Brad) of Idaho Falls, Idaho; one sister, Betty Younger of Colorado Springs, Colorado; six grandchildren, Nick Hainline, Richard Hainline, Kendall Stief, Christopher Hainline, Kallie Neal, and Seth Hainline; and seven great-grandchildren, Maisha Jo, Hunter, Sam, Casey, Parker, Zaedyn and Zariya. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and her husband, Fred. A memorial celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. A private family inturment will take place at the Jerome Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared at

1-888-934-1862 • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 • The Courier NEWS

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Winnie Rae West

Winnie Rae (Dayley) West, 80, returned to her heavenly home Monday August 6, 2018. She passed away at home in the arms of her loving husband. Winnie was born October 27, 1937 in Oakley, ID to Clifford Carlos and Neola Rose “Dutchie” (Craner) Dayley. Winnie was “the middle child” and never let her siblings forget it! The family moved from Oakley to Richfield in 1947, where she graduated from Richfield High School in 1956. Winnie married Jessie West on July 16, 1959 in Reno, NV and they were sealed at the L.D.S. Temple in Dallas, TX in 1987. After a few short years in Alpine, TX Winnie and her husband returned to Richfield on Outlaw Day in June 1989. In her earlier years, Winnie worked as a freight agent for United Airlines. She was always generous in sharing her flight benefits with family members and took her Mom and Dad to Hawaii. She served in many capacities within the L.D.S. Church throughout the years. She will be remembered for being a dedicated fan of the Richfield Tigers, seldom missing a sporting event. Two days prior to her passing, she was honored as one of the recipients of the 1st Annual Tiger Drive Award and previously inducted into the Richfield High School Hall of Fame in 2011. Winnie is survived by: her husband, Jessie; daughter, Teri Lyn (Larry) Turnage, Richfield, ID; daughter, Tami Lee (Ric Dreiling) West, Florence, OR; son, Jesse Reid (Annie Whitesell) West, Richfield, ID; son, Sean Michael (Terri Blackham) West, Richfield, ID; sister, Jacquie Lou (Richard) Luff, Kimberly, ID; and brother, Devon Carlos “Toby” (Lori Pridmore) Dayley, missionaries in the Washington-Tacoma Mission. Her lasting influence lives on in the hearts of 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren (and counting). Winnie was preceded in death by her parents and an infant grandson. Memorial contributions can be made to Richfield High School Athletics A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday August 16, 2018, at the Richfield L.D.S. Church. Interment will follow at the Oakley Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by following the obituary link at

death & service notices

LaDonna Marie Wilkins, 90, a resident of Bliss/Hagerman, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Stonebridge Assisted Living in Hagerman. A funeral service will be held

on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Bliss Community Church. A viewing will be held from 10:30 am until service time at the church. Services will conclude at the

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Bill Michael Davis

William (Bill) Michael Davis, age 65, a resident of Camas County passed away on August 9, 2018 at St Luke’s Regional Medical Center, in Boise, Idaho due to complications after heart surgery. Bill was born on October 7, 1952 in Sun Valley, Idaho to William E. and Roselyn Kohler Davis. Bill started his life in Bellevue, Idaho with his mother who had been widowed prior to Bill’s birth. Bill and his mother moved to Camas County, Idaho after her marriage to Kenneth Peck. Bill was later joined by two half-siblings. Bill attended school in Fairfield and graduated in 1970 from Camas County High School. He then went on to the College of Southern Idaho and the University of Idaho graduating with a BA in Ag Education. After College, Bill worked seasonally for the U.S. Forest Service and Soldier Mountain Ski Area for several years until the mid-1980’s when he joined his step-father Kenneth working on the family ranch. After Kenneth’s death in 1995, Bill continued to run the ranch on the Camas County prairie. Bill loved to snow machine, hunt with his dad, brother, and friends. Bill never knew a stranger and he loved to visit with everyone. He was involved in the community in many ways starting with the Camas Conservation District and serving as a Camas County Commissioner for over 12 years. He was also involved in the Wood River RC&D, the WAG Committee, and several other agency groups. Bill met the love of his life, Opal Arrowsmith Eaton, and they were married on July 1, 1992. Their union brought two teenage step-children into his family. Because he showed them unconditional love and accepted them as his own, they loved him dearly in return. Bill is survived by: his wife Opal; step-son, Jonathan (Kirsten) Eaton, Bellevue, Idaho; step-daughter, Kelli (Aaron) Fox, Fairfield, Idaho; six grandchildren, Cale Homer, Christopher Eaton, Connor Eaton, Chloe Eaton, Micah Fox, and Emery Fox; sister, Tami (Rick) Peck Potter; nieces Etta Seaman, Courtney (Chad) Waters, Jennifer (JW) Cleveland; and several aunts and uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, two stepfathers and his brother Chris. A memorial service will be held Friday August 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Camas County High School Gym. A graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Camas County Senior Center or charity of your choice.

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