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Hagerman Valley

INSIDE: Happenings 1 Chili Cook Off in Hagerman 1 Business News 2 Gooding Chamber 2 Let’s Learn How To: Write 3 Getting Fresh in the Kitchen 4 Showing Up 5 Hagerman Gourd Artist 6 Fire Department Statistics 6 Annual Basque Dinner 7 CSI North Side Center 7

Cover photos: Winter wonderland in Hagerman, Idaho

Press February 2013



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February 2013 Volume 2, #2

Hagerman Valley Press

Spring is Just Around the Corner


5 a.m. barn tour is interesting during winter. One morning mid-January I perched cozily on a bale of straw next to a dangling heat lamp, and snuggled with a pair of month old kids (the goat kind). I took off my gloves to check their ear tips for frostbite, and then walked to another corral to check the ‘close-up’ does. (A doe is a female goat. ‘Close-up’ around our place means very pregnant) Forgetting the ambient temperature was hovering at about eight degrees, and not noticing the gate was rimed with ice, (and forgetting that I was bare-handed)I grabbed it, undid the latch, swung it open..... and couldn’t let go. Check out the events coming up in our valley; a community social, community supper, and Chili Cook-Off this month, and Cowboy Poetry and a fun run in March.


February 2: Hagerman Masonic Lodge Dinner February 14: Valentine’s Day AEFGHIOQ R Y Z February 16: Idaho Writer’s League monthly meeting, noon @ China Village in Jerome February 17: Valentine Community Social, Hagerman February 22: Community Supper in Buhl February 23: Chili Cook-off , 6-8 pm, Hagerman American Legion Hall. All you can eat chili, baked potato bar, and salad. No host bar. Raffle - Prizes. Adults $8, Under 12 $4, Families $25. Proceeds benefit Hagerman Volunteer Firefighters. Call 837-4552 to enter your chili. March 16: St. Patrick’s Day FUN RUN @ Malad Gorge March 22-23: Cowboy Poetry in Hagerman March 23: Senior Center Fund-Raising Breakfast with Cowboy Poets for entertainment. March 25: Wendell Community Auction

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(208) 837-4900 460 So. State Street, Hagerman, ID

Valentine Community Social


“Sunday Funday” Food and Fellowship February 17 Luncheon 12:30 to 2 pm Hagerman United Methodist Church 4th & Salmon



Spaghetti & Meatballs Salad, garlic bread, & dessert Price: Donation Share a meal with your neighbors! New residents warmly invited! Optional board games - bring YOUR favorite! Door Prizes!

Business News Wendy Willet of Milk & Honey Childcare & Learning Center, is hosting two fund-raising efforts for her daughter Elizabeth’s trip; a People to People Leadership Ambassador Program in Europe this year. The first is an all night childcare for Valentine’s weekend (only $25) includes supper, breakfast, activities, crafts, movie with popcorn, and the Center’s usual loving and professional care. Second, Wendy is taking orders for hand-crafted truffles in four flavors; coconut, peanut butter, Kahlua, and coconut rum, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Order a box of six, or singles. Call Wendy for more information: 308-7769.


Eric Thomas, DDS Monday & Wednesday Steve Dixon, DDS Thursday se habla espanol

620 Frogs Landing, Hagerman

Kim White, LPC, of the Center for Courageous Living is pleased to announce the opening of the Helping Hearts & Hands (HH&H) located at 130 North State Street in Hagerman. HH&H is a non profit 501(c)(3) community food pantry and resource center. In addition to food, personal items and community resources, free parenting classes and addiction classes will be offered. HH&H hopes to serve individuals and families in need by offering effective programs that improve their lives, promote volunteerism, and enhance the welfare of the Hagerman Valley. If you are in need of assistance or would like to make a tax deductible donation, the center is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10-2 or contact Kim White at (208)539-0355 for more information. The Gooding HH&H has been operating for six years. They can be reached at 934-5101, and they are located at 237 Main Street. The website is

(208) 837-4822 17940 US Highway 30, Hagerman, ID 83332

Helping Hearts & Hands

COWBOYS CARE! Caring Cowboys and Beef Counts ( have donated beef to the Idaho Food Bank Network. Beef will be distributed to clients during regular food box distribution February 13, 10 am to 3 pm at Helping Hearts & Hands, 237 Main Street, Gooding. The Gooding HH&H has been operating for six years. They can be reached at 934-5101. The website is

Community Food Bank & Resource Center Tuesday & Thursday 10-2 (208) 539-0355 130 N. State St., Hagerman

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Gooding Chamber of Commerce Presents:

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VEGAS NIGHT FUNDRAISER FOR HOSPICE VISIONS Saturday, February 9, 6 - 10 pm Cal’s Log Tavern, 401 4th Avenue West, Twin Falls To donate or volunteer, contact Kelly at (208) 734-6266 or Theresa at (208) 735-0121

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Gooding County Historical Society Gala Dinner and Fundraiser Saturday, March 16 The GCHS will hold a “Happy 100th Birthday, Gooding County” party at the Gooding Basque Center on Euskadi Lane (near Hwy 26/46). No host bar at 6 p.m., and dinner catered by the Gooding Basque Center at 7 pm. Ernie Sites will entertain with music and poetry. Tickets are $30 and are available at United Metals, 1776 S 1800 E, in Gooding. Call 934-8581 for more information and other ticket locations. JOIN THE WORLD’S LARGEST MOVEMENT TO END CANCER

Learn about the American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE event coming to Gooding in July. You can make a difference by bringing your time, talent and treasure to the First Annual Relay for Life of Gooding. Contact Vicki Cole at (208) 878-5238 for more information. (Let’s get a Hagerman group together to participate -Judy Osborne)

(208) 837-6116 200 North Eighth Buhl, Idaho 83316 208-543-5417 email:

Community Supper Friday, February 22, 5-7 pm Baked Potato & Salad Bar. Music by Rifka Helton 6-8 pm Come as you are, pay as you wish. The Center is available for your special events.

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Let’s Learn How To: Get it Right when You Write

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Okay. I’ll admit it. I’m a compulsive editor. It’s almost impossible for me to read a newspaper, flyer, brochure, letter—even a billboard—without mentally correcting misplaced apostrophes, exclamation point overload, and unnecessary capitalization. Here are my major pet peeves and how to fix them— My First Pet Peeve: Blatant misuse of the apostrophe after “S” I recently saw a sign at a local nursery advertising a close-out sale on all annuals, bushes, and tree’s. I’m not quite sure why the writer used the apostrophe for the plural of tree. Maybe because trees looked odd to him? It’s amazing how many times we don’t get it right when using the apostrophe and the letter S. My favorite advice for using the apostrophe comes from Dave Barry’s column printed in the Miami Herald on October 27, 1985. It stands the test of time: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader that an “s” is coming up at the end of a word, as in “We do not except personal check’s,” or “We are not responsible for any missing item’s.” He’s kidding, of course. We learned apostrophe etiquette in grade school. As years go by, seems many of us have forgotten it. So here are a few simple rules to follow— 1. Use the apostrophe with contractions (and we’re not discussing the childbirth kind). The contraction of we are is we’re; the contraction of I will is I’ll. The only time an apostrophe is used for it’s is when used as a contraction of it is or it has. Example: The reason it’s unpopular is because of its limited options. 2. Use the apostrophe to show possession. An example: The tree’s leaves have started to fall all over my lawn. How many times do you see it’s used as a possessive? For example: The tree fell on the fence and broke several of it’s posts. You don’t spell hers, his, or theirs with an apostrophe. Why would you use an apostrophe in its when used as a possessive? (Refer to 1 above for the right way to use it’s.) My Second Pet Peeve: Overuse of the Exclamation Point! Have you ever noticed how many exclamation points are in print ads!!? Look around. The advertiser obviously wants you to be as excited as he or she is! Unfortunately, you soon begin to suffer from exclamation-point overload!!! Use exclamation points in moderation!! Try eliminating some of those exclamation points on your advertising or flyer or on your webpages. I’ll bet if you enlarge the type font or use bolding (sparingly, of course), you’ll still get your point across!! (Notice how annoying you find the exclamation points in the above text?) And Finally, My Third Pet Peeve: Indiscriminately Capitalizing Nouns I’m amazed at how often the first letter of a noun is capitalized—even when there’s absolutely no reason. Okay. We learned in school we’re supposed to capitalize proper nouns—specific people, places, or things. We don’t capitalize common nouns—a mere label of a person, place, or thing. Apparently something happens after we graduate from high school or college; some of us forget those rules or even if we know the rules, we lapse into over-capitalization. When to capitalize a word that is sometimes a proper noun depends on the meaning and how it’s used in a sentence. Here’s an example: She kissed the earth beneath her when the hot air balloon landed softly on a farmer’s corn field. Here “earth” is a common noun. The word “Earth” is correctly used in this example: Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope sent back incredible views of Earth to NASA.

One hour massage for two sharing the same room (Single sessions also available) Gift Certificates Available Call Miracle Hot Springs: 543-6002 When in doubt, don’t capitalize a noun, unless you know for sure it’s a proper noun— or at least check it out on the internet. Questions about effective business communication? Email Shannon at or go to her website, You’ll find a list of upcoming writing workshops, including her class Writing Effective Grant Proposals for the Public and Private Sectors®.

Hagerman Chamber News: Coming up just before Independence Day, enjoy a FREE event for all of Hagerman on June 28th:

25th Army Band Concert

Hagerman High School Horticulture Class Note: Students are “learning how to grow and market fresh, healthy produce in an environmentally safe way.” They sell tomatoes through Idaho’s Bounty. ( ng! i Com s i ing r p S


Pam Wissenbach 208.308.4755 Fax: 208.326.4239 Helping small businesses with bookkeeping and business solutions

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Getting Fresh in the Kitchen

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by Jane Deal Copyright 2013 Check out Jane’s blog at and her Facebook page: Plain Jane Cooking

(208) 324-3301 Fax (208) 324-9636 Free Estimates Kenny Hagerman (208)539-9713

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I would like to discuss the foods that warm our hearts, make us feel cared for by that special someone and do I say this.....get us in the mood. The word is aphrodisiac. An aphrodisiac is defined as a substance that increases sexual desire. The term itself comes from the name of the Greek Goddess of sexuality and love, Aphrodite. In my opinion, the concept of an aphrodisiac is really a powerless one. If you eat this (fill in the blank) you will feel an increased need for affection and be more inclined to be passionate with your partner. So, unless you eat asparagus, bananas or oysters, you may not feel amorous? I disagree. Maybe oysters have some sort of vitamin or mineral compound that increases desires, but if you set a plate of oysters in front of me it would have the same effect as dirty socks. I’ve tried diligently to like oysters, but I just don’t have the ability to enjoy the taste or the texture. I agree with Gilda Radner’s character, Roseanne Roseannadanna, when she described oysters as “tiny little phlegm balls”. My definition of an aphrodisiac would be a food served by or shared with your sweetheart, a food that makes you feel loved or reminds you of experiences you have shared together. My friend, Sarah, describes her husband Matt’s taquitos and homemade guacamole as “falling in love all over again”. They are raising two small children now and life is very busy for both of them. Those taquitos are more special than filet mignon because they remind her of how much she loves her husband. My step-mother, Sandy, comes from Danish decendants and loves chocolate. My father ordered her a chocolate cake from a Danish bakery. He had it decorated with her favorite fresh flowers, daffodils. That’s an example of thoughtfulness and love expressed in food (and flower) form. Nice job Dad! Here’s a Valentine’s hint for all you men out there. For most of us women it’s not about the bouquets of flowers or the boxes of chocolates. It’s the thought that counts. Last summer, I was at my guy Walt’s house having dinner with friends on the patio. Laura and John brought us Eskimo Pies for dessert. (A lovely choice by the way.) Walt went in the house and “prepared” our final course. He brought the pies out served unwrapped, plated and garnished with dried cranberries and chocolate sauce. As he served the pies he exclaimed, “I slaved in the kitchen and made these myself !” Although this was not exactly true, they were absolutely beautiful! The dessert looked like a photograph on the cover of a cookbook. There was just something about his presentation that warmed my heart and I will never look at Eskimo Pies in quite the same way....And every time I see one now, I think of him. Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! Don’t forget to show the one you love how much you care. Here’s a recipe to try if your valentine is a chocolate lover. Idaho Preferred’s new cookbook is available mid-February; email: for more information.

Terry Jerome (208)539-9716

Todd Hagerman (208) 539-9711

Chocolate Mascarpone Pie Makes 8 servings 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 cups mascarpone cheese 1 package chocolate wafer cookies 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 cups fresh berries (A combination of strawberries and blueberries works well in this recipe.) chocolate shavings for garnish (optional) 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons sugar Pour the chocolate chips into a medium size mixing bowl. Place bowl in the microwave and cook for one minute. Stir and place back in the microwave for another 30 seconds or more to melt the chocolate completely. (This can also be done in a double boiler.) Fold the mascarpone cheese into the melted chocolate and set aside. In a food processor or blender, process the chocolate cookies into crumbs. Add the melted butter and process again. Press cookie crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a 10-inch tart pan. Place the crust in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Remove crust from the refrigerator and spread the chocolate and mascarpone mixture over the top. Place berries on top and garnish with chocolate shavings. (Chocolate shavings can be made by scraping a chocolate bar with a vegetable peeler.) Before serving, whip cream and sugar together with an electric mixture until stiff. Slice pie into wedges and serve with whipped cream. Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. -Aldous Huxley


When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his experience. - John F. Kennedy

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Bart Chisham 124 West 25 South Jerome, Idaho 83338 (208) 941-7372

Showing Up

Stonebridge Assisted Living 110 River Rock Place Hagerman, Idaho 83332

Christina O’Brien Copyright 2013



Residential care in our beautiful 14-bed facility. Day care in our facility or in the home. Respite care in our facility when beds are available.

Bird feeder + big windows + squirrels = hysterical border collie. This simple equation is why, five years ago, we took the feeder down. Habi, who was three when we adopted her from the shelter, exemplified Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem: “When she was good, she was very good indeed, and when she was bad, she was horrid.” It’s taken us five long, hard, and infinitely rewarding years to tip her to the “very good indeed” which we sensed was in there somewhere, and – to make a very long story very short - the bird feeder went back up in January. It hangs just outside my office window, tucked between a five foot tall Aronia bush, a western serviceberry, and a struggling Hinoki cypress. The house finches took a week to find it, but since then it’s been Grand Central Station. With the thermometer in the deep freeze, it warms the cockles of my heart to see a bustling feeder, though seedeaters like these are well-adapted to winter and don’t really need our help. I feared the worst, though, when Cheryl McCord reported eight meadowlarks in her yard after the first snow. Meadowlarks are primarily insect eaters, and most head south to more insect-friendly climates in the fall. Every year, though, some gamble and overwinter in southern Idaho. In mild winters their bets pay off, but a winter like this is tough on them. This flock has so far made it through two weeks of sub-zero nights and days in the teens. They’ve been working the edge of a field, gobbling bindweed seeds where the snow has blown thin. I never thought I’d have a good word to say about bindweed, but the meadowlarks appreciate it. Your editor emailed me on Jan 22: “While sitting on the couch I noticed a small hawk (Cooper’s?) swooping so I jumped up to the scope and saw a barn owl on top of the neighbor’s horse trailer...As I watched, the owl up-chucked a pellet or dropped a mouse. I waited about 10 minutes then walked up the driveway to see if it was an owl pellet. As I came near the road, a barn owl flew over me from our pines to the tree next to the horse trailer. As I watched him, a prairie falcon (dark armpits) flew over the driveway next to me AND a red tail flew past him into the field across the street! Three raptors in sight at one time - I am not making this up :-) The barn owl left the tree as I neared. I found the owl pellet, still wet. Wow.” Wow, indeed! Glad you were paying attention, Evelyn, at just the right moment! Speaking of which, it’s been too slick to bike to work, so I’ve been commuting on foot. Each morning when I pry my woolly self out into the 6:30 a.m. sub-zero dark, I ask myself “Why?”, and the first frigid mile seems endless, but then everything clicks into gear and I really don’t want the walk to end. Last week, ten minutes from my destination, the first faint morning light burst into radiance; a half inch of frost rimed every twig, catching and “reflecting the rays of the sun in more-than-oriental splendour” (Rudyard Kipling). When I reluctantly stepped into the office, two colleagues were talking. One grumbled “Darn cold out there.” The other grumbled back “Sure is. You couldn’t pay me to be go outside.” I just grinned to myself.

Our in-home program offers: Assistance with bathing/personal needs Companionship and activities Errands and transportation Laundry and housekeeping

Meal preparation Medication reminders Licensed Nurse services Assistance in all aspects of daily living

We specialize in caring for the elderly, those recovering from surgery, the homebound and the disabled.


Poplar Grove Assisted Living 356 Cleveland Avenue Glenns Ferry, Idaho 208-366-2631

Wanted: Part-Time Caregiver for Stonebridge Assisted living and in-home program. Must be able to pass a background check, be good with the elderly, honest and reliable. Hours vary. Please call (208) 539-6382. Only excepting good, reliable applicants.

Valent ine Hot Tub Pack age February 14, 15, 16 & 17 Includes Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, Sparkling Cider, and a Gift.



Call for more information and reservations.

(208) 837-4987

18734 Highway 30, Hagerman, ID

Chris is practicing Showing Up from her micro-farm in Boise, and is enjoying showing up in her old Hagerman stomping grounds more often these days. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event (Feb 15 through 18)that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.Everyone is welcome--from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds. whycount.html

FREE home delivery daily to Hagerman!


Just call us to transfer your prescriptions; it is easy and hassle free, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Patch --- Mend --- Sew (208) 837-6267

Online prescription refills: Compounding services too

Zipper Replacements - Hemming-Alterations Repairs: Jeans, Jackets, Blankets, Insulated Bibs, Tents & more. 380 East Salmon in Hagerman

Located inside Simerly’s @ 280 So. Idaho, Wendell


Hagerman Gourd Artist: Joyce Roberts

Milk & Honey Childcare & Learning Center

Joyce Roberts creates beautiful decorative gourds. Many are useful as containers; all are lovely as art. A Hagerman resident since 1999, Joyce and her husband Gayle live just west of town. She started working with gourds in 2005, and started selling them in 2007 when a gallery in Bozeman, Montana asked her to become

Current Openings for these age groups:

a 8 weeks to 12 months a 3 & 4 year old preschoolers a 4 & 5 year old pre-Kindergarten a K - 3rd grade: after school

Core knowledge curriculum - Phonics based reading Hands on learning - Professional & loving atmosphere Educational activities for ALL age groups - Safe & controlled environment

208/308-7769 Call for more information & references. Director: Wendy Willet 120 Main Street, Hagerman Hagerman Fire Department- 2012 Report Excerpts

Total calls for service: 292 Set landing zone for Air St. Lukes: 16 Brush Fires: 33 Structure Fires: 7 Motor Vehicle Crashes: 9 (Extrication required for 6) EMS assists: 11 Mutual Aid given: 20 EMS Division calls for service: 184(medical:113, trauma:48, standby:23) - A big Thank you to the Hagerman Fire Department, volunteers, and EMS.

one of their artists. Her artistic endeavors started with woven pine needle baskets. Joyce took a class in gourd art in Boise about five years ago and has been hooked ever since. The teacher, Bonnie Gibson from Tuscon, Arizona, was the pioneer for the carving techniques Joyce uses today. Along with painting scenes onto the gourd surface and wood burning carved designs, Joyce incorporates woven pine needles along with antlers, stones, seeds, cactus fiber, feathers, driftwood, and beads into her gourd designs. She carves most of her designs with Dremel tools, and learned to wear a respirator to prevent allergic reactions to the gourd dust. To keep a ready supply of gourds, Joyce and Gale grow many of them, preferring canteen, bushel basket, and Martin varieties. They grow a different sort each year, to help reduce cross pollination. Gourds ripen on the vine, and heat from lava rocks in the garden help produce heat-loving masterpieces. After harvest, long stems are left in place to assist in drying, which takes about year, and then they are cut open for seed removal, cleaning, and decorating. Joyce’s gourds can also be found at Country Elegance and the American Legion Hall’s Christmas fair in Hagerman.

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(208) 536-6421

Greg Williams

Wendell, ID

HORSE TRAILER FOR SALE We have a nice aluminum trailer that we no longer need and would like to sell. It is a 1990 Sooner two-horse slant load, body HE, model TL. Weight is 2,370 lbs. Length is 15 ft. This is a wide and tall tandem axle trailer, with seperate tack room and three-level swing-out saddle rack. It has never had much use and is in excellent condition. It is silver with red striping, and has extra-thick rubber matting (stock mats plus astro turf from BSU). Trailer pulls easily and horses ride in comfort. Reduced price is $5,600. For more information, call Terrell Williams at (208) 536-6421. Wendell Annual Community Auction March 25, 2013 Call 539-0111 or 837-6523 to list your items. Masters Auction Service Joe Bennett, Auctioneer

Miscellaneous Items For Sale: Set of Jean M. Auel paperbacks: The Valley of Horses, Clan of the Cave Bear and The Mammoth Hunters: $5. Four John Grisham paperbacks: The Firm, The Client, A Time to Kill, and The King of Torts $8. Boxed set of four Dorothy Gilman paperbacks $5. Set of four John Grisham hardcover books: The Street Lawyer, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, and The Testament: $15 Horse tack: halters $10 bridles $20 saddles $200 & up Composted manure (goat manure/hay mixture)Pick-up truck load $20. 5 gallon bucket/feed sack full $2. We have feed sacks and usually a tractor for loading. Call 837-6523 for more information.

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Annual Basque Dinner NORTH SIDE CENTER

202 14th Avenue East, Gooding, ID 83330 208-934-8678

CSIAsNorth Side Center is to announce our lecture series the hustle-and-bustle of pleased the holidays winds down, now is the ideal TWENTY THIRTEEN. time to treat your mind and body to exciting and fun classes at CSI. All The first will of three Counter-Terrorism: courses be heldlectures—Terrorism at the North Side Center and unless otherwise noted. The Long Road Ahead—features David Walker. Free to the public, the lectureTitle will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at 7 p.m. Fee at the North Times and Dates Side Center in Gooding. All lectures are free to the public. Dr. Intro Walker's asks the audience to contemplate several importo the lecture Public Land tant questions about(PLSS) international terrorism: Why does someone beSurvey System 8 a.m.–noon, $50 Tuesday, Jan. 15 IREC CEUs come a[4suicide bomber? Why attack unarmed random civilians? How available] view their conflict with the U.S.? Knowing our nation’s does Al-Qaida 9:30 a.m.–noon or 6:30–9:30 adversaries can illuminate how difficult and complex a $34 “war on terror” p.m. Thursdays, (plus $6 Sew Easy for can be—with noQuilting easy solutions—contrary to what is often Jan. 17–31 supplysaid fee in the Beginners: Class No.1 County paid at to Boise State American political arena. Dr.(Gooding Walker is a Extension popular lecturer instructor) history, University, where he teachesOffice) classes in military and diplomatic Stress: How to Handle 7–8 p.m. national security threats, world history, historiography,$10 and historical Thursday, Jan. 24 it in the New Year methodology. $25 “N” Fashion–Hat 7–8:30 p.m. ThisFadz lecture is made possible by funding from the Idaho (plus Humanities Thursday, Jan. 24 & 31 and Scarf Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment supplies) for the Mastering Humanities, andDigital a generous 7–9 donation by ZIONS BANK. p.m., $75 Photography for Jan. 28–Mar. 11 Community education courses beginning in February: To register, Beginners visit–7:45 or call 934-8678. p.m., Mondays and Hatha Yoga

Wednesdays, Jan. 28–Mar. 20

Photography & text by Terrell Williams

The annual Basque dinner was held in January, at Gooding’s Basque Cultural Center. At left: Glorianne Cortabitarte, and Peggy Guerecaecheverria, both of Hagerman, help with the cooking and brought homemade desserts. Center: After dinner, some of the Basque men enjoy an old card game called Mus (pronounced “moose”). Bottom: Members of the Gooding Basque Association enjoy traditional dishes from northern Spain.


(No class onNoon–1:30 February 18) p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 Gluten-Free on a Time Crunch (plus $10 supply fee paid to instructor) $30

Register now for CSI academic (credit) courses now available at the

NorthQuilting Side Center. Sew Easy for Beginner: Class No. 2 (Morning or eve. session: )9:30 a.m.–12 or 6:30-9:30 pm., Thurs., Feb. 14 – 28 (Plus —Cultural $6 supplyAnthropology fee paid to instructor/Gooding County Extension Office) $34 —Ceramics 1 —Ceramics 2

Genealogy 7–9 p.m., Thursdays, Feb. 14 to Mar. 21 $35 —Studio Ceramics —Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Fadz “N” Fashion—Natural Jewelry 5–6:30 p.m., Tuesday, —Principles of Macroeconomics Feb. 19 and 26 (plus $10 supply fee paid to instructor) $25

—Basic English and Writing —Developmental Composition Fadz “N” Fashion–Hair Accessories 7–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 and —English Composition 2 to instructor) 25 26 (plus $10 supply fee paid —Western Civilization 2 Beginning Excel 7–8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 to Mar. 21 —Prealgebra/Beginning Algebra (Milk —Intermediate & Honey Childcare Learning Center in Hagerman) $80 Algebra —Math in Modern Society Compass PrepWorkshop —College Algebra CSI North Side Center is offering the free monthly workshop, —Brief Calculus Compass Prep Workshop, to help prepare you for the Compass Test. 60 and Fit Test, the placement test required for deLearn—Over all about theGetting Compass —Basic Reading gree-seeking students. Find out when and where to take the Compass, —Building what the scoresCollege mean, Vocabulary and tips on preparing for the test. —Reading5–9 Development Schedule: p.m. on Feb. 12, Room 5 at the North Side Center. To reserve your seat contact: —College Study MethodsCarla Wherry at 732-6525. The complete Spring —Theater AppreciationNorth Side 2013 Course Schedule is available

at: pdf. For more information, go to, or call 9348678; our email is

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