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News from the Heart of Idaho Camas • Lincoln • Gooding

August 5, 2020

Vol 44 Num 32

Soldier Mountain Opens New Mountain Bike Park Fire North of Shoshone

The area in and around the Soldier Mountain Ski area has been a poplular place for mountain bikers for many years. This weekend, the area will become even more attractive for those seeking the thrill of speeding down a mountain on two wheels. On Saturday, August 8th, Soldier Mountain will celebrate the grand opening of its new mountain bike park starting at 11:00 a.m. For the early birds, the official opening is Friday, August 7th, at 1:30 p.m. With four brand new trails and almost 8 miles of gravity mountain biking, Soldier Mountain is now one of 11 Idaho Ski resorts offering lift-service mountain biking. The trails are made for all skill levels and consist of easy, intermediate, advanced hand-cut, and extreme machine-cut jump trails. Soldier Mountain plans to add a skills park and a longer, hand-cut intermediate trail. “Having had the opportunity to preview Soldier Mountain’s new trails, I am thrilled with the addition of a new lift-accessed bike park in our region,” Julian Tyo, a Wood River Trails Coalition board member, said. “The progression built within the network is pitch perfect, with a playful, family friendly green trail and a black jump trail that is the real deal. With a blue jump trail currently in the works by Titus Trails, I’m confident the offering the Soldier Mountain team is creating will appeal to bikers of all abilities.” The bike park was designed and built by Hailey-based Titus Trails and Apex Trail Construction from Park City, Utah, with generous help from Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association, Wood River Trails Coalition, and other volunteers. Ketchum-based Idaho Cycles will have its mobile bike studio on hand for guests who have bike repair or tune-up needs. The resort will open its restaurant and bar for the Grand Opening from noon to 7 p.m. Entrees will include hand-formed half-pound burgers and pork carnitas street tacos, and Hailey-based Sawtooth Brewery will stage a tap takeover in the bar and provide samples of seasonal favorites. DJ Locomotive will spin some vinyl and guests can enter to win raffle prizes for season passes and swag from Giant Bicycles, Idaho Cycles, and Soldier Mountain. Guests who buy a lift ticket during the grand opening continued on page 6...

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update The Drops Fire north of Shoshone was reported at approximately 10 a.m. on Friday, July 31st. Shoshone Rural Fire Department (RFD), Gooding RFD, Wendell RFD, Notch Butte Rangeland Fire Protection Association (RFPA), and Twin Falls District BLM resources responded to the blaze. High winds, record high temperatures, and difficult terrain caused the fire to spread quickly. Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), helicopters, and the Very Large Airtanker (VLAT) work with ground crews to slow the blaze. Crews remain on scene creating containment lines and mopping up hot spots. All rural fire departments and RFPAs have been released. The partnership with these departments makes the difference in being able to catch these fires. The Drops Fire burned aproximately 3900 acres of grass and brush, and was contained on Sunday (8/2) afternoon. No structures were damaged. Cause of this fire is under investigation and appears to be human caused. Hot dry weather is expected to continue. Don't let your summer go up in smoke. Do your part to prevent human caused wildfires.

Lincoln County Election A Recall Election will be held on

August 25, 2020


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Notices of Upcoming Events & Meetings Gooding Business Relocated:

All Shapes & Sizes Grooming & Boarding is at a new location - 210 Main Street - across from Zeppes Pizza and next to the Miramar. Call for more information 208-421-3626.

Veterans Gun Raffle:

The Military Veterans Mototcycle Club is selling raffle tickets to raise funds to help their fellow veterans. You could own a Browning 223, a Panzer 12 Gauge Shotgun, or a Ruger 9mm. Tickets are $10 each or 10 for $100 (this includes a bonus ticket). The drawing will be next July 4th, but get your tickets now by contacting Monte Cangiamilla at 208-481-1216.

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Canada Thistle: a Friend to No One

from the The Camas Bug Crew Idaho is known for its natural beauty, with plenty of outdoor attractions that people travel miles to experience. However, there is a prickly surprise awaiting any unsuspecting camper or hiker. Lurking in the shadows Canada thistle inflicts pain on any unwanted visitors. Not only does this plant hate animals and humans; it also despises fellow plants. Canada thistle will take over gardens and river banks. Canada thistle is not polite when it takes over, crowding out other plants. That is its specialty. Canada thistle is an aggressive, colony-forming perennial weed that reproduces by deed and deep, extensive horizontal roots. Flowering occurs from June through August. The flowers are urn-shaped, purple (sometimes white), and male and female flowers occur on separate plants with heads ranging from ½ to ¾ inch in diameter. Fruits are about 1/8 inch long and brownish with a tuft of hairs at the top. Stems are typically 1 to 4 feet tall with alternate, oblong or lance-shaped leaves divided into spiny-tipped irregular lobes. Canada thistle is a native southeastern Eurasia and was introduced to Canada as a contaminant of crop seed in the 18th century. It can commonly be found in gardens, flower beds, pastures, cultivated fields, rangelands, forests, and along river banks, ditches and roadsides. Canada thistle can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions, but requires good light intensity for optimal growth. It is highly competitive with crops and, in heavy concentrations, effectively prevents grazing. A number of accidentally introduced insects attack Canada thistle. However, only two insects are approved for release; Urophora cardui, and Hadroplontus litura. Hydroplontus litura is a biological control agent that attacks Canada thistle stems and rosettes. Adults feed on rosette leaf foliage in spring, and larvae consume tissues while mining within the shoots. At low densities, larval and adult feeding does not significantly impact populations of Canada thistle directly. Feeding does cause secondary damage, however, as pathogens and other organisms enter the stems of Canada thistle via holes made by exiting larvae. At high densities, feeding will reduce the vigor of both rosettes and flowering stems to the point of deterioration. Over wintering weevil emerge from soil litter and feed on leaf and stem tissue in early spring. Eggs are laid in spring within Canada thistle’s bolting shoots, with hatching larvae mining in the stems and root crowns of Canada thistle throughout spring and summer. Multiple larvae (up to 20) can be found in individual stems. Mature larvae tunnel out of the stems, drop to the soil surface, and pupate in the soil. Adults of the new generation emerge in August and overwinter in soil litter. There is one generation per year. The weevil does best in open but moist areas with scattered Canada thistle plants. -- -- -If you know of a Canada thistle infestation please contact us through the Camas County weed department at (208) 764-3512 Biological control is not for everyone so it is important that we assess your property and make sure that it is good for our bugs!


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The Camas County Republican Central Committee is accepting applications for the position of Camas County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. Thursday August 6, 2020. Thereafter the Central Committee will schedule individual interviews with prospective candidates on Friday August 7, 2020, to make recommendations to the Camas County Commissioners by August 9, 2020. You may apply by contacting: Lee Barron at 600 West 343 South, Corral, Idaho 83322, 208-539-1071, or lee@warbarron.com

School Registration Coming Soon!

The first day of school in Camas County will be Tuesday, August 18th (6th – 12th Grades) and Wednesday, August 19th (Kindergarten – 5th Grades). New Students (Kindergarten thru 12th grade) who have not attended school in Camas County before need to register on Wednesday, August 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. High School registration for all Returning Students will be on Thursday, August 13th according to the following schedule: Seniors: 8:30 – 9:00 Juniors: 9:00 – 9:30 Sophomores: 9:30 – 10:00 Freshmen: 10:00 – 10:30 “We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. We are working hard to get ready for a new school year, and we look forward to seeing all of you!” Camas County Teachers & Staff

Camas Quips Gathered by Tee Hurd An excercise for people who are out of shape: Begin with a five pound potatoe bag in each hand. Extend your arms straight out from your sides, hold them there for a full minute, and then relax. After a few weeks, move up to ten pound bags. Then try 50 pound potato bags, and eventually try to get where you can lift a 100 pound bag in each hand. Once you are confident at this level, put a potato in each bag. -- -- -The definition of a pertectionist: someone who want to go from point A to point A+. -- -- -What weighs more? A gallon of water or a gallon of butane? The Water. Butane is lighter fluid. -- -- -Hey, how did you get hit on the head with a book? I have my shelf to blame. -- -- -A guy get pulled over by a cop. The cop asks, “You’re speeding. Didn’t you see the speed limit sign?” The man replies, “Yeah, I saw the speed limit sign, but I didn’t see you.” -- -- -“This is your great-grandma and great-grandpa,” I told my grandson as I handed him the picture. “Do I look like them?” He shook his head, “No, not yet.” -- -- -Ladies, want to lose 5 pounds. Let go of your purse.

Why was the dead man happy with the sentence during his trial? They gave him life. -- -- -Why shouldn’t you visit an expensive wig shop? It’s too high a price “toupee.” -- -- -How do you know when th moon is broke? When it’s down to it’s last quarter. -- -- -My boss arrived at work in a brand new Lamborghini. “Wow,” I said. “That’s an amazing car.” He replied, “If you work hard, put all your hours in, and strive for excellence, I’ll get another one next year!” -- -- -How long does it take to know if a pair of underwear fits you well? Just a brief moment. -- -- -Why don’t skeletons ever go Trick or Treating? Because they have no body to go with. -- -- -Want to hear something terrible? PAPER. See, I told you it was tearable. I just burned 2000 calories in twenty minutes. How did you do that? I forgot to take the brownies out of the oven. The funning thing about a diet, the second day of the diet is usually easier than the first. By the second day you’re off of it!

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

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Lunch is served every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. -------------------------Friday, August 7... Taco Salad Monday, August 10... Corned Beef & Cabbage Wednesday, August 12... Oven Fried Chicken

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Lunch is served every Monday & Friday at Noon. -------------------------Friday, August 7... Lasagna w/ Garlic Bread Monday, August 10... BBQ Sandwiches

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Lunch: $2 (2-9) $5.50 (10-59) $4 over 60 (suggested) ----------------------Thur, August 6 (Rich) Sloppy Joes & Cherry Cobbler Friday, August 7 (Sho) Ham & Mash Potato Monday, August 10 (Rich) Open Hot Turkey Sandwiches Tuesday, August 11 (Sho) Meatloaf Wed, August 12 (Sho) Ham Salad Sandwich & Pie Fairfield & Gooding Senior Centers are only open for take-out. Please call by 10:00 a.m. and let them know you are coming.

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Lunch: 60+ $5 (suggested) 11-59 $6 / 5-10 $2 / under 5 free -------------------------Friday, August 7 Roast Beef Tuesday, August 11 Chicken Salad Wrap Wednesday, August 12 Baked Spagetti

Gooding 934-5504 (308 Senior Avenue)

Lunch Suggested Donation $4.00 -----------------Thursday, August 6 Ham & Party Potatoes Monday, August 10 Chicken Strips w/ Potatoes Tuesday, August 11 Taco Bar & Cinnamon Rolls Wednesday, August 12 Sweet n’Sour Chicken w/ Rice 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 800795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity lender, provider and employer.

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obit ua r ies

Arlene Marie Jarvis

Arlene Marie Jarvis, 92, a resident of Gooding, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Twin Falls. She was born on July 28, 1928 in Camas, Washington, the daughter of Clinton Malcom and Iva Mae Abercrombie. She was raised and education in Gooding. Arlene married Stanley Palmer, they had one son – Gary. They were later divorced and she married Orval Earl Jarvis on December 23, 1950 in Gooding. Earl and Arlene had two daughters – Debra Rae and Tara Dawn. Arlene worked in the area as a C.N.A. and was of service to many people in the Gooding area. Arlene is survived by: her children – Debra Rae (Dennis) Rogers, Tara Dawn Villagomez and Gary (Linda) Palmer; eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; her sister – Cleone; brother – Gene; her nephew – Mike; and grandsons – Danny and Chad. Arlene’s wish was for cremation arrangements. No service is scheduled at this time. A private inurnment will take place at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding at a later date. Condolences, memories and photos can be shared with the family by following the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com

Korri Blodgett

Korri Blodgett, 59, a resident of Fairfield, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at her home in Fairfield surrounded by her family. Korrina Lynn was born on April 8, 1961 in Jerome, Idaho, one of identical twin daughters born to Russell Pate and Ada Rosanell Baugh. She was raised and educated in Fairfield and graduated Camas County High school with the class of 1979. Korri was a hard worker and was dedicated to both the County and her community. She worked at the Camas County Courthouse for 29 years– starting as Deputy Clerk, and later serving as Auditor-Recorder and Clerk of the District Court for Camas County. Korri was exactly where she wanted to be- she loved her home, her family and her career. She was perfectly content with the small things in lifenothing made her happier than playing golf, working on her yard, playing with her grand kids and sitting on the back porch with family and friends laughing until her back ached. To know her was to love her. Korri is survived by her companion of 29 years – Jay Swanson; her four children – Misty Blodgett, Kandice Blodgett, Brandon Blodgett and Michael Blodgett; her father- Russell Pate; her three sisters – Kelly (Jerry) Gibbons, Cindy (Jack) Altemose and her twin – Krissi (Mark) Hansen; and two grandchildren – Bailey and Rylie. A celebration of life will be held on a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in her honor to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society https://www.lls.org or donating blood to your local blood bank. Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. Condolences, memories and photos can be shared with the family by following the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com


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Beverly Ann VanStone Gaskill

Beverly Ann VanStone Gaskill, 89, of Fairfield, died 29 July 2020

at Bennett Hills Rehab and Care Center in Gooding. She was born in Shongo, New York on 6 December 1930, the only child of Herbert and Marjorie Johnston VanStone. She graduated from Wellsville High School in 1947 and was immediately employed by the First National Trust Company where she worked for more than 7 years. In 1955 she met and married John L. Gaskill in Shongo and the honeymoon was spent traveling to Fairfield, Idaho where they made their home. Their only child, Roxane, was born later that year. Bev was house wife and mother until 1968 when she went to work as Clerk for the Camas Co. School District. Anyone who knew her knows that she really enjoyed (most of the time!) that job. She loved being around the kids, young and old. So much so that after a hemorrhagic stroke prevented her from doing the office work after 24 years, she still continued to volunteer in the school office for several more years. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge for some time. She also served on the library board starting in 1976 for 10 years. She and John manned the Caboose Tourist Info Center as well in past years. Beverly loved beer, reading, pizza, wrestling, baseball and cats, not necessarily in that order. Friends often contributed to her cat addiction as is evidenced by her famous collection of cat mugs. One learned to not call or try to make conversation on Monday nights when wrestling was on TV. And as for reading, she often said if you had a book, you were never alone. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son in law, Mel Olson. She is survived by her daughter, her three house cats (Mr. Favor, Sammy and Smudge), numerous semi feral cats who she has fed forever, and her current grand dogs (Rowan and Franny). Thanks to her caregivers...those who helped her at home for several years and those who have cared for her during the last year. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to an animal charity or charity of your choice. There will be a short service of some music and memories at the grave site. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday the 6th of August, 2020. Per Beverly’s request, there will be no public viewing. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel. Condolences, memories and photos can be shared with the family by following the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com

death & service notices

Michael “Mike” F. Yerby Sr., 74, of Glenns Ferry, passed away July 22, 2020 at a Boise hospital. Arrangements by Bowman Funeral Parlor, Garden City. www.bowmanfuneral.com

Betsy O’Shea, 78, a resident of Hagerman, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Twin Falls. Funeral arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. Margaret Ann (Koonce) Luther, 84, a resident of Anderson Island, Washington and formerly of Fairfield, Idaho, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel. Vera L. (Christopherson) McCrae, 72, a resident of Gooding, joined her Heavenly Father on July 25, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending by Demaray Funeral Service. Carol Maxine (Norwood) Ainsworth, 85, a resident of Hagerman, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at her home in Hagerman. Arrangements by Demaray Funeral Service.

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Visit Your Public Library Today Hagerman Public Library Tuesday 1 to 5

Wednesday 10 to 6

HOURS

Thursday & Friday 10 to 5

Saturday 10 to 1

441 S. State Street, Hagerman ~ 837–6520

Camas County Public Library HOURS

Monday 12:30 to 7 Thursday 10 to 5:30 Tue, Wed & Fri 12:30 to 5:30

607 Soldier Road, Fairfield ~ 764–2553

Richfield District Library 105 South Main Street ~ 487–1242

Monday 2-6 ~ Tuesday 10-6 ~ Wed & Thurs 12-6

The Shoshone Library

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Wendell Public Library HOURS

11 to 5 Monday thru Friday ~ Open til 6 on Thursdays

375 1st Avenue East, Wendell ~ 536–6195

Gooding Public Library 934–4089 ~ 306 5th Avenue West Regular Hours of Operation

Monday 10 to 5 Tuesday 10 to 7 Wednesday 10 to 5

Thursday 10 to 7 Friday 10 to 5 Saturday 9 to Noon

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...Mountain Bike Park at Soldier Mountain cont.

on August 8th get a free dessert. And... for those of you who have been wondering, pending U.S. Forest Service approval, Ascent Ventures, a Lehi, Utah, company, will soon complete the purchase of Soldier Mountain. “We’re excited to be opening our bike park,” Soldier Mountain’s incoming general manager, Paul Alden, said. “These trails are built to world-class standards, and we look forward to being the preferred local mountain-biking destination for riders of all ages and abilities.” The resort will be open for mountain biking Fridays through Sundays until the end of October, weather permitting. Lift service is scheduled for 1:30-7 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Soldier's mountain bike park will be open Labor Day, too. Lift service over the holiday weekend is slated for 1:30-7 p.m. Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5-6, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7. Soldier Mountain is offering guests a 50 percent discount off the regular price of admission to the bike park during its grand opening weekend, Aug. 7-9. Tickets normally cost $39 for adults (ages 18-69) and $29 for youth (ages 9-17). The resort extends seniors (ages 70+), veterans, and military personnel a $10 discount. Guests who purchase ski passes online for the 2020-2021 season now at soldiermountainseasonpass.com can ride the bike park for free for the rest of the 2020 season. Season ski passes cost $309 for adults (ages 18-69) and $159 for youth (ages 6-17). -- -- -- -- -ABOUT SOLDIER MOUNTAIN Established in 1947, Soldier Mountain is a family friendly mountain resort located near Fairfield, Idaho, in the Soldier Mountains of the Sawtooth National Forest about two hours from Boise, 80 minutes from Sun Valley, and 90 minutes from Twin Falls. The resort offers four mountain biking trails during the summer months, and backcountry snowcat skiing and snowboarding and 35 named trails during the winter. Soldier Mountain has two chairlifts reaching an altitude of up to 7,177 ft. and a magic carpet. Its lodge restaurant serves homemade fare while The Fox Den Pub provides guests with a cozy spot to hang out after a great day on the mountain. Camping spots are available at the end of the resort's parking lot at Pioneer Campground and along the road beyond, and motel lodging and vacation rentals are available in Fairfield about 10 miles away. Visit soldiermountain.com for more information.


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Scott Dell Taylor June 15, 1953 ~ July 27, 2020

Where do you start...The fine life that Scott led is one that you cannot put in a simple column. A novel maybe? You could title it "I'm Good", Scott's favorite saying, but we feel that still would not be enough. Scott was born in Delta, Utah on June 15, 1953, the oldest son of Dell and Gayle Taylor. They moved to Rupert, Idaho for several years before they found a permanent residence in Gooding, Idaho. There he made many lifelong friendships that he cherished forever. Namely Dave Butler, his accomplice in crime and golfing partner for many years. He graduated in 1972 from Gooding High School and joined the National Guard for a brief stint. He then went on to thoroughly enjoy his life for the next 49 years. On October 21, 1975 he married and never let go the love of his life, Melanie Kay Gassert. They were a match made in heaven and practically inseparable for the next 45 years. From this union was born Courtney and James (Sweet baby James). They resided in Jerome for the remaining years of his fantastic life, again making endless friendships with whomever would know him. Scott worked for Tupperware, Spears and Moores for many years before finding his final career with the Jerome County Highway District where he retired on June 30, 2018 so he could begin the next love of his life.....GOLF. With brief interruptions from fighting cancer, he worked to perfect his game all the way up until three weeks before he passed. Always a competitive soul with decades of coaching and playing softball/baseball/soccer/basketball, it got him ready for chasing "that little white ball around the course". Scott loved and cherished his family and friends. Mainly his two granddaughters - Taylor and Peyton, who he loved to brag on to anyone who'd listen. He was never one to show the emotion that went along with all that, but we all knew that long white-haired dude would have given the shirt off his back to anyone that needed it. Scott got to fulfill one of his final wishes by attending his own Celebration of Life on June 13, 2020. He is proudly survived by: his wife – Melanie; mother - Gayle Taylor; daughter - Courtney Harrison (Shane, Taylor & Peyton); son - James Taylor; brother - Larry Taylor (Tami, Kelsea) and sister - Rhosan Ames (Rick, Christopher). Scott was preceded in death by his father - Dell Elwin Taylor. The family would like to invite family and friends to join us in a final Celebration of Life at the Gooding Country Club on the evening of Friday August 7, 2020 with a hosted bar starting at 5:00 pm. You are welcome to bring your favorite stories, pictures, and/or dish to share as food will also be provided. Thank you and much love to the Harrison Hope Hospice and Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel. In lieu of flowers just bring a Pepsi and hold one high for Scotty. Here's looking at ya Scott, and here's to having that next beer and round of golf. We love you and will be dearly missed. Cheers.

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**REMINDER** NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST

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This is a public reminder of the upcoming General Election, being held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The option to absentee vote is available by completing an absentee request form (SEE BELOW) and submitting it to your County Clerk’s Office, by the October 23rd deadline. If you have NOT already requested an absentee ballot for the November Election, please use the form below:

---------------------------- Cut Here ----------------------IDAHO ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST FORM for November 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION Date: ________________

County: ________________

Full Name: (First, Middle, Last) ________________________________________________ Residence Address: ________________________________________________ Mailing Address: (If different from above) ________________________________________________ VOTER DECLARATION: By signing you do attest that you are requesting an absentee ballot and affirm under penalty of perjury that the above information is true and correct. SIGNATURE OF VOTER: (Required) ________________________________________________ In Camas County, Send to: Camas Co. Clerk, PO Box 430 Fairfield, ID 83327 In Gooding County, Send to: Gooding Co. Clerk, 624 Main St., Gooding, ID 83330

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