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Lost N Lava Donates to Shoshone Music Program

The Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering is always working to give back to the community that supports this annual event each September at the Lincoln County Community Center in Shoshone Idaho. During the Saturday evening concert, the Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering Board of Directors presented a check to Shoshone High School Principal, Kelly Chapman, in the amount of $1000 to be given to the School Music Program. The money will be used to support the Shoshone Middle & High School Music Program by purchasing and repairing musical instruments, helping with music studies, and to better the music program in the school. “It is a good feeling to be able to help support our local music program with this donation," said Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering, President, Payson Reese. "We look forward to seeing what the future brings to the Shoshone Middle and High School Music Program.” Each year, part of the proceeds from the Gathering goes to the Shoshone Music Program. There are many ways you can support the Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering and help support the Shoshone Music Program. You can attend the 13th Annual Gathering, September 16 & 17, 2022, or you can donate by going to To keep up to date with what is happening with the Gathering, you can follow them on Facebook, Instagram and on their website for all the news, announcements and upcoming events or call (208) 886-7787.

October is Long Term Care Residents’ Rights Month

Across the country, residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities along with family members, Ombudsman program representatives, citizens advocates, facility staff, and others will honor the individual rights of long-term care residents by celebrating Residents’ Rights Month. Residents’ Rights Month is an annual event held in October by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term (Consumer Voice) to celebrate and focus on awareness of dignity, respect, and the value of long-term care residents. The year’s theme, “Reclaiming My Rights, My Home, My Life”, acknowledges the impact this past year has had on residents. The theme highlights the need for residents’ rights to be recognized, recovered, and reasserted. Across this great state of Idaho celebrations of residents’ rights will be observed within our local nursing homes and residential assisted living facilities in recognition of our near 17,023 long term care residents. continued on page 3... Idaho has one State Long Term-Care Ombudsman, 12.5 local...

News from the Heart of Idaho Camas • Lincoln • Gooding

October 20, 2021

Vol 45 Num 42

Idaho's Workers' Compensation Rates Decreasing

Press Release

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently submitted their annual rate recommendation. NCCI's recommendation is based on claims volume, claims utilization, workforce, and wages, as well as any changes in rules or legislation. After review and discussion, the Idaho Dept. of Insurance accepted a 7% reduction in rates, effective January 1, 2022. Workers' compensation insurers can now either adopt the NCCI rates without modification or propose to the Dept.'s review an adjustment from NCCI's rates. "The Department is pleased to announce a significant decrease this year," said Director Dean Cameron. "This will benefit not only Idaho businesses and their employees, but also the economy in general." A portion of the reduction is due to the Idaho Dept. of Insurance's proposed elimination of certain rating factors in the last legislative session. The Idaho legislature approved the changes. Employers purchase workers' compensation insurance, which is designed to cover their employee's medical costs associated with any workplace injuries. It also provides wage replacement benefits to injured workers for lost work time. In exchange, employers are protected from litigation should an employee be hurt on the job. NCCI annually collects information about the workers' compensation system and submits proposed rates to the Department of Insurance for review and approval. The Dept. of Insurance will continue to strive for less expensive workers compensation premiums in future years. And has been exploring with NCCI, methods for additional rate reduction.

About the Department of Insurance The Idaho Department of Insurance has been regulating the business of insurance in Idaho since 1901. The mission of the Department is to serve and protect Idahoans by equitably, effectively and efficiently administering the Idaho Insurance Code and the International Fire Code. For more information, please visit us at or email us at consumeraffairs@


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Notices of Upcoming Events & Meetings Craft Fair at Gooding High School The student organizations: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America(FCCLA) and The Gooding Gobblerrrrr Gooding's annual Thanksgiving 5K run (or walk) is coming soon. This year's proceeds will go to the GHS Tennis Team. Along with tennis team members, our local fire and police departments will be helping to make this a fun/safe event. Blue Fire Wilderness Therapy will sponsor the items given to participants which includes a Grab n'Go breakfast and a beverage bar for participants after the 5K. Get your running shoes ready!

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), are sponsoring a Craft Fair at Gooding High School on November 12 & 13th. They will be open November 12th from 4 to 7 and November 13th from 9:30 to 4:00. They are looking for vendors interested being part of this event. If you are a vendor, contact Leah Scott or Lori Bellamy through the high school at 208-934-4831. Or... send an email to Leah at:

Holiday Kick-Off Bazaar

The Wendell Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Holiday Kick-Off Bazaar on November 20, 2021, at the Wendell Elementary Gym. Lunch will be available along with Have an event coming up with no place to host at? The Camentertainment. Any local vendors interested in participating may contact Becky Allred at as Senior Center offers catering, popcorn machine & viewing 208-536-5271 (Farmers Bank- Wendell) or leave a message with the Wendell Chamber of screen. Contact the Center for details & reserve your time! Do Commerce 208-320-3414 you Shop Amazon? If so, there is an easy way to donate back to the center without costing you more! After you log-in, search "smile Amazon", then select Camas County Senior Citizens Association as your charity. A small percentage of each purchase by Tee Hurd will be donated to the center quarterly. © My friend was selling frame. I came to a rest in front of the fire sta Thanksgiving Feast will be November 5th. To help them know his place and needed to get tion. This wasn't going to work in the event of how much food to cook, tickets will go on sale October 19th. stuff moved. In conversation the fam- a fire (newspaper headline: Man Arrested for Volunteers are needed for the kitchen and greeting. ily Ford Crown Victoria was going to be sold. Blocking Fire Trucks). I told them I wouldn't mind the Crown for my I put the car in reverse and backed it up with personal use. I was driving 65 miles to work the tire tucked under the fender and the right Downtown Gooding, Idaho to work when we first had the conversation. It side down on the frame. I had broken a lower 413 Main Street would sure save on my pickup. ball joint. 208-944-9488 I changed jobs and didn't have time to re- I called a wrecker from a repair shop in EmClean Modern Rooms search the car. Time came and the car needed mett. They were coming after my Farm & w/ Free Wi-fi & Dish Network to leave. I went over with a battery and gas, and Ranch Crown. While waiting for the wrecker, bought the car. The car was a farm and ranch a taxi cab must have seen a cash opportunity to vehicle. What a fine placement for it since I was get me to another destination. I told him I was working on a farm. taken care of and he wasted no time leaving As I drove the car I noticed it was a little tight since I wasn't a cash sale. 210 Main Street ~ Gooding on the steering for a car of this make and design. It was a calm Thursday morning and the song Work had me pretty busy and I never was off "Lucille" by Kenny Rogers came to my mind. In early enough to take it to a tire/front-end shop the song, there is a line about wife who left her Grooming and Boarding to get it checked out. farm husband, "You picked a fine time to leave for your furry friends! Coming from the farm where I was working me, Lucille..." My thoughts about my farm/ (my nephew and I had hauled some straw) he ranch car was, "You pick a fine time to leave me, was behind me pulling my trailer and I was in Loose Wheel." To top things off, I was trying to Local Agent in Gooding front with the car. The right front tire decided figure out why my car radio didn't work. Stuck to have a flat. Rather than fighting the tire inside the change, we loaded the car on the trailer behind CD player his pickup - the other reason was I hadn't gotten was a Kenny a spare yet. Another tire was placed on the car Rogers CD and it seemed to steer better. Must of been the with "Lutire all along, I thought. cille" on it. Visit us on the web at A few days later I was heading to work in This is Emmett, Idaho, and I was passing through New my “Cup of Phymouth (I stopped and got gasoline there). Tee” and a As I was driving through town, the car made a fine time to bang and I was without a tire, skidding on the leave you...

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National Drug Take Back Day

On October 23rd, South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Twin Falls County Sheriff's office, the Walker Center, and the Community Coalitions of Idaho to host a local Take Back Day collection site event in Twin Falls. The event offers residents the opportunity to safely and securely dispose of any unused or expired prescriptions and help prevent drug misuse in our state. All COVID-19 safety measures will be in place, and individuals will be able to simply drive through and drop off their medications. All prescription drugs will be accepted, as well as over-the-counter and veterinary medications. The Take Back Day collection site will also accept vape pens, cartridges, or other e-cigarette devices (without the batteries in the device). Needles will not be accepted. According to the American Medical Association, 70% of the opioids prescribed for surgery go unused, making them prime targets for misuse and diversion. In 2019, the Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey found almost a quarter of all Idaho 12th graders reported that they had taken a prescription drug without a doctor's prescription one or more times in their life. Nearly half of those students confessed to taking the drugs from a family member or friend. "We don't want this old medicine to be a temptation for people trying to kick an addiction, or a risk for children who don't know the danger of using other people's prescription drugs. Disposing of the drugs at a take back event is a great opportunity to help protect the people closest to you and your entire community," said Taylor Bybee, SCPHD Health Education Specialist. The Drug Take Back event will be held on October 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In Twin Falls at the Lynwood Shopping Center, 1147 Filer Ave. East


• Wednesday, October 20, 2021 • The Courier NEWS

Saturday, October 23rd Hagerman Public Library Fall Fundraising Dinner

at the American Legion Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. Raffles ~ Silent and Live Auctions Handgun and Shotgun 2 BarBQ's plus gift baskets

Raffle quilt will be awarded at the dinner Tickets for the dinner and quilt available online at or at the library

Call 208-837-6520 for information

...Long Term Care Residents’ Rights Month continued

Ombudsman, and approximately 20 volunteer Assistant Ombudsman covering 280 Residential Assisted Living Facilities (10,805 beds) and 80 Nursing Homes (6218 beds) across the state. The local ombudsman investigated 9883 complaints during FY2021 which was by far the most challenging year the program has ever faced. Ombudsman provided 2,531consultations to callers to the Ombudsman Program. “We celebrate Idaho’s residents of long-term care facilities and shout out a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and support those who can” said Amanda Scott, Idaho State Ombudsman, Idaho Commission on Aging.

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Senior Center Menus

All menus are subject to change without notice.

Shoshone Richfield 886–2369 (218 N Rail St. W)

487–2722 130 S Main Street

Lunch: $2 (2-9) $5.50 (10-59) $4 over 60 (suggested) ----------------------Thursday, Oct 21 (Rich) Grilled Cheese, Soup & Pie Friday, Oct 22 (Sho) Baked Potato Bar Monday, Oct 25 (Rich) Baked Chicken & Birthday Cake Tuesday, Oct 26 (Sho) Beef Stroganoff & Noodles Wed, Oct 27 (Sho) Grilled Cheese, Soup & Pie

Fairfield 764-2226 (129 Willow Avenue West)

Lunch: 60+ $5 (suggested) 11-59 $6 / 5-10 $2 / under 5 free -------------------------Friday, Oct 22 Meatloaf w/ Mash Potato Tuesday, Oct 26 Tuna Melt w/ Salad Bar Wednesday, Oct 27 Slop... Slop... Sloppy Joes

Gooding 934-5504 (308 Senior Avenue)

Lunch Suggested Donation $4.00 -----------------Thursday, Oct 21 Meatloaf w/ AuGratin Potatoes Monday, Oct 25 Swedish Meatball & Noodles Tuesday, Oct 26 Baked Potato Bar Wednesday, Oct 27 Potato Soup & Tuna Fish Sand.

Hagerman 837-6120 (140 East Lake Street)

Lunch is served every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. -------------------------Friday, Oct 22... Tuna Salad Croissant Monday, Oct 25... Taco Salad Wednesday, Oct 27... Salisbury Steak

Wendell 536-9951 (380 East 1st Street)

Lunch is served every Monday & Friday at Noon. -------------------------Friday, Oct 22... Mac n'Cheese w/ Stuffed Peppers Monday, Oct 25.. Tater Tot Casserole

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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obit ua ry

Joshua Douglas Hoskinson

Joshua Douglas Hoskinson (Joshy Washy Doodle All Day), our son, our friend, our pride and joy, blessing our family on November 11, 1989, passed away after a brief illness on October 10, 2020. Josh was a shining light in our family, and is deeply missed. Josh loved his family, his friends, his Country and was a huge Trump supporter! (That had to be mentioned, Josh would appreciate that!). Josh was a kind soul. He would help anyone in need, friend or stranger, it didn't matter. He enjoyed helping people and never expected anything in return. Josh loved country music, camping and his truck. Josh loved going to Firebird Raceway and racing the quarter mile. He loved turnin' wrenches with his best friend Brandon McKibben, a dear and loyal friend to Josh. Josh loved to cook, his specialty...anything in a Dutch Oven. He made the best dinners and desserts, something Addison loved and misses. Josh loved the excitement of sitting outside on a stormy night, yelling at the sky as the lightening and thunder flashed and crashed all around him. Josh had a favorite saying, "I do what I want", I can still hear him saying "I do what I want Mother!". But most of all, Josh loved his girls, they were the most important treasures in his life. Josh is survived by: his parents - Doug & Deanna Hoskinson; sister - Brianna Hoskinson (Troy); brother - Christopher Ellison; daughters - Addison Hoskinson, Harper Torrey and Mackenzie Hoskinson; grandparents - Vicki Marshall and Gene O'Gorman; fiancé - Linsay McDaniel; and many aunts, uncles and cousins to mention but just as important. He was preceded in death by: his Grandpa Richard, Grandma Eva and "favorite" niece, Aubriana Taylyn Ellison. We believe Josh and Aubri are together in Heaven watching over us all. Joshua Douglas Hoskinson was a friend to many and loyal to all.

Rest in Peace my sweet one, until we meet again.

Cremation arrangements were under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service. Condolences, memories and photos can be shared at

death & service notices

Zahnor Dee Edwards, 71, a resident of Shoshone, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Twin Falls. Funeral arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel.

Joey Leon Sanchez, 62, a resident of Jerome, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Twin Falls. Funeral arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel. Annamarie Jimenez, 62, a resident of Jerome, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at her home in Jerome. Funeral arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Wendell Chapel.

Lisa Renee Woods, 50, a resident of Bliss, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at her home in Bliss. Arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel. Alene Bargman, 61, a resident of Bliss, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 at her home in Bliss. Funeral arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel.


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Nola Rea Johnson Preston

Nola Rae Johnson Preston, 76, a resident of Shoshone, passed away on October 14, 2021 after a battle with cancer. Nola was born September 6, 1945 in Hailey, Idaho to Roselle Jo Johnson and Edwin Johnson. She joined older brother - Leroy Johnson and older sister - Glenda Johnson. Nola spent her childhood on the farm with her family. They moved around and lived in Richfield, Idaho and briefly in Stevensville, Montana. The family moved to Rupert, Idaho and Nola attended high school there. Nola met Jerry Preston at Minico High School and they were married December 16, 1961. They farmed in the Norland area with Jerry's parents for several years and eventually farmed their own large acreage. In 1970 Jerry and Nola adopted their first child Janene. In 1975 Nola and Jerry sold the farm in Rupert and bought a farm in Richfield. After moving to Richfield, they adopted 5 more children over the next three years: Steven, Paula, Melanie, Kenny, and Dorothy. They had their hands full with farming, raising kids, keeping the house and tending to the animals and garden. All the kids were taught those solid life skills of how to pitch in and work hard to get a job done. Nola and Jerry took the kids camping in the summer, along with Leroy and Glenda's families and Jo and Ed. All the cousins learned to bait a hook, roast a hot dog, and float the river. Typically, a water fight ensued on the last day of the trip and no kid or adult was spared getting doused. As the kids grew older Nola took a job at Ward's Cheese – now Glanbia Foods – in Richfield. She worked for Glanbia for the next two decades as a Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Supervisor, and QA QC Manager. Upon retirement Nola and Jerry traveled and fished which they loved to do. They went to Yuma, AZ in the spring to get out of the Idaho snow. They drove up through Idaho and on to Glacier National Park. They spent lots of time in the boat at Little Wood Reservoir, Magic Reservoir, and Duck Valley Reservation. They bought 4-wheelers and rode them all over the South Hills and other places. Nola is survived by: her husband - Jerry Preston; dogs - Snickers and Pebbles; kids - Kenny Preston, Dorothy (Mike) Nelson, Janene (Jeff) Poggi, Paula Preston, and Melanie Preston (Mark); Grandkids - Bryant (Shenay) Nelson, Jesika Nelson, Derrik Nelson, Leslie (Alex) Dow, Rachel (Daniel) Walton, Andrew (Orion) Riemann, Brett Poggi, Tyler Preston, Maya Preston, and Zack Preston. Brother - Leroy (Jackie) Johnson and their kids Julie (Steve) Merrick, Shawn (Rob) Johnson, Jeff (Shondale) Johnson, and Blake (Michelle) Johnson; Sister - Glenda Weimer and her kids - Scott (Sue) Hunter, Karie Hunter, Trina (Bill) Shelman, and David Weimer; and Sister-in-law - Shirley Neiwert. She was preceded in death by: her parents - Jo and Ed Johnson; parents-in-law - Frank and Ara Mae Preston; sister-in-law - Julie Holland; brother-in-law - Jim Weimer; son-inlaw - Jeff Riemann; and granddaughter - Melissa Preston. Everybody who knew Nola will miss her energy, spirited personality, and kindness. They don't make 'em like Nola anymore. May she rest in peace. A celebration of life for Nola will be held and announced on a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel. Share condolences, memories and photos at


Mark Ray Carter

Mark Ray Carter, 62, a resident of Wendell, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Twin Falls. Mark was born on March 16, 1957 in Jerome, Idaho, the 6th of 9 children born to Ivo Glen Carter and Margie (Hawks) Carter. Mark lived his entire life in Wendell where he attended school. While in school he enjoyed playing football. Mark worked in the farming industry for years, and then found snowboarding and loved being at and working at Soldier Mountain Ski Resort in Fairfield, Idaho. Mark has left behind his wife – Cindy; daughter - Samantha R. Bishop (James Klein) and grandson, Weston R. Klein of Afton, Wy., son - Curtis M. Bishop of Boise; stepson - Daniel Cottom of Jerome; his siblings - Mike (Ada) of Jerome, Tim (Glenda) of Shoshone, Gary of Wendell, Susan Bogert of Pocatello, Chuck (Teresa) of Burley, Paul (Corky) and Dennis (Crystal) all of Wendell. Mark was preceded in death by: his parents; an older brother; and daughter-in-law - Jackee A. Bishop. A memorial service for Mark will be held at a later time. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service -

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