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New lifestyle center attracts companies to Meridian Right now it’s mostly retail and restaurants, but by October, The Village at Meridian will be home to fountains, a seasonal ice-skating rink, theater, gym and outdoor dining pavilions.

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SCHOOLS Other counties look to ISU-Meridian as an example of students getting a hands-on education while improving the health of their community.

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SPORTS Wrestling has helped Meridian High senior Chris Carp deal with autism. His enthusiasm brings life to the team and comfort to his father.

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LOCAL NEWS In her State of the City address, Mayor Tammy de Weerd praised Meridian’s progress, revealed this year’s vision and awarded two community members.

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Artist renderings courtesy of The Village at Meridian Facebook




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article post online, the next update on Twitter, the next news alert on my phone. I’m not alone in this frenzied intake of information. According to a 2010 survey, 92 percent of Americans check out multiple news outlets each day. With never-ending updates streaming from our laptops, radios and smartphones, a 900-word newspaper article doesn’t carry the same weight as it did when it was our primary news source. Sometimes I daydream about being a reporter in the ‘60s. I picture myself on a beach somewhere, poring over a story on my typewriter, not worrying about checking or updating Twitter. (I guess the beach imagery is Hunter S. Thompson’s fault from “The Rum Diary.”) Then I remember how much I rely on Google, and suddenly 2013 doesn’t seem so bad. I just need to keep a couple things in mind:

s we figure out what works and what doesn’t work with this new publication, I’m learning a sometimes frustrating lesson: My stories need to be shorter. It can be by Holly Beech painful to cut a story down © 2013 MERIDIAN PRESS by 100 words after spending so much time interviewing people, going to events and collecting bits of information. But I have to remember how I act as a reader, not how I want things to be as a writer. As a reader, I tend to start skimming paragraphs so I can move on to the next thing. There’s always that next thing — the next

 Buy Idaho Capitol Show reaches 20th anniversary

About 100 Idaho-based businesses will fill three floors of the Idaho Statehouse to showcase their wares Feb. 16 for the 20th Annual Buy Idaho Capitol Show. For 26 years, Buy Idaho has brought together and created a network of Idaho businesses. Buy Idaho has 1,100 members statewide.

U.S. Senate tries again to move anti-violence bill

(AP) Senate Democrats, bolstered by Republican support, on Monday launched a new attempt to broaden a law protecting women from domestic abuse by expanding its provisions to cover gays, lesbians and Native Americans. The legislation, co-sponsored by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, to renew the Violence Against Women Act appeared on a smooth path toward passage in the Senate, possibly by the end of this week. Monday’s vote to make the bill the next order of business was 85-8. Senate passage would send the bill to the House. Advocates hope that Republicans won’t repeat their resistance last year to the Senate approach.

n As a writer, I need to remember people are busy and sometimes just want quick hits of information and anecdotes. n As a reader, I need to remember to finish and appreciate an article before checking to see what those five new Twitter posts are all about. But, wait, why am I still talking? You probably stopped reading two paragraphs ago.

92 percent of Americans use multiple platforms to get their daily news. 59 percent of Americans get there news from a combination of online and offline sources. 33 percent of cell phone users access news on their phones. SOURCE: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Project for Excellence in Journalism, 2010. Find the survey at

State Police investigates Idaho Correctional Center

(AP) The Idaho State Police has launched an investigation into staffing levels at the state’s largest private prison after state officials said they found discrepancies in the prison’s monthly reports. The Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America has run the Idaho Correctional Center under a contract with the state for a decade. The contract details the way CCA must run the prison. The minimum staffing requirements have also been spelled out in a legal settlement that CCA reached with the American Civil Liberties Union-Idaho after inmates sued in federal court.

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Idaho Youth Ranch reader board message goes viral

Pictures of a reader board with a lyric from a popular song about buying second-hand clothes has been passed around the Internet. Tom Stanbery, store manager for the Idaho Youth Ranch in Nampa, and former assistant store manager Barry Stimpson came up with the idea to put the lyric from “Thrift Shop” on the sign.


Camping World of Boise to hold grand-reopening MERIDIAN — Camp- new 2012 pop-up trail- Meridian store. ing World RV Sales will er in celebration of the Camping World of Boihost a sweepstakes for a grand-reopening of its se, 1580 W. Overland Road, Meridian, added about 5,000 square feet of retail space that will be unveiled during the grand-reopening celebration Feb. 23. The sweepstakes winner will also be announced at 1 p.m. that day. Participants can enter the sweepstakes at Camping World of Boise until 12:30 p.m. Feb. 23. The Jayco Sport 8 pop-up trailer is valued at $11,995.

Meridian Police Department Log Jan. 30-Feb. 5 Meridian Police made the following arrests or issued charges: 2 DUIs 3 driving-without-privileges, offense and possession of drugs and paraphernalia 2 controlled substances, marijuana or drugs 7 warrants 2 petty thefts 1 grand theft 1 burglary 1 attempted escape 1 vandalism 5 frequenting Police also took calls, investigated or assisted:

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4 battery incidents 1 found property report, 800 block of Stormy 3 burglaries 3 petty theft 4 verbal domestic call 7 vandalism 1 fraud 1 grand theft auto 1 robbery 1 leaving the scene of an accident 4 grand thefts 1 failure to notify striking an unattended vehicle 2 disturbances 2 medical assists 1 welfare checks

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NewsRadio KINF announces new programs this week

Beginning Monday, NewsRadio KINF 99.1 FM will launch two new programs, the station announced this week. “The Austin Hill Show” will air weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Hill will also be on the air Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for “Austin Hill’s Big World of Small Business.” “The Money Show” with Brian Wiley will air weekdays from noon to 2 p.m. Wiley brings “The Money Show” to FM radio after many years on AM radio in the Treasure Valley. NewsRadio KINF also plans to include local news with Rick Worthington and local traffic with Bryan Gregory.



Access to Linder Road from Idaho 44 heading north, closed from Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. to Feb. 11 at 6 a.m. for bridge rebuilding. n Fairview Avenue between NE 3rd Street and Crestmont Drive, lane restriction through May 22 for road rebuilding. n Hubbard Road leading into Ten Mile Creek Road east of Cloverdale Road, closed through April 1 for bridge work. n Edmunds Court east of Meridian Road, closed through March 3 for sewer repair. n Meridian Road between Fairview Avenue and Franklin Road, closed through Oct. 3 for road repair and sewer/water main installation. n Meridian Road between Fairview Avenue and James Court Drive, lane restriction with flaggers through May 8 for road rebuild and sewer repair. n Franklin Road between Linder Road and Ten Mile Road, lane restriction with flaggers through Sept. 9 for road rebuilding and sewer repair. n Pine Avenue from Main Street to Linder Street, closed for weekend of Feb. 22 through 24 for road rebuilding and water main installation. n


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LOCAL NEWS The Village:

Front page: Artist renderings show what developer CenterCal has planned for The Village at Meridian come the October grand opening. (Courtesy of The Village at Meridian Facebook)

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100 acres $300 million project Oct. 2013: Grand opening 500,000 square feet: retail 150,000 square feet: office space 35,000 square feet: fitness facility September 2011: Groundbreaking Developer: CenterCal (also developed Treasure Valley Marketplace in Nampa). Work is also being done on surrounding roads.

Amenities, when complete: 1-acre park with Bellagio-style fountains, kids play area, seasonal ice-skating rink 2 pavilion buildings serving food, drinks Theater and bar at Cinema West Theater

Opening this year: Kona Grill Twigs Martini Bar & Bistro Chipotle Mexican Grill Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Village Cinemas 15 Counter Burger Settebello Pizzeria

Already open: 65-acre Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park next door Noodles & Co. Gap Factory Outlet Meridian Smiles Nike Factory Store Dentistry Chick-Fil-A My Kid’s Dentist & Big Al’s Orthodontics Gordmans Petco Marshalls Learn more:

your views Shawna Wilson, Meridian, with her daughter Sadie, 4: “Having all these new stores in amazing. … I think Meridian’s up and coming and growing and it’s only going to get better.” Roy Rodriguez, Yakima, Wash., grew up in the Treasure Valley and comes back to visit every year. “Everything is changing so fast, … growing up here it was all farms. … People that don’t want to see it grow, it’s bad for them, but for me it’s good because it’s more people getting hired, … more people enjoying the convenience of not having to go to Boise.”

New lifestyle center attracts companies to Meridian


n what some would say is a weak economy, Meridian’s newest retail complex, The Village, has already leased all its available space. Three-quarters of the space still under construction has been pre-leased, by Holly Beech the developer’s presi© 2013 Meridian Press dent said. The Village, a “lifestyle” center, is meant to be place where you can shop, eat out, go to concerts, watch movies, exercise, play in the park — all in the same 100-acre area. By October, more restaurants, highend retailers, a theater, a fountain, a small park and a seasonal ice-skating rink will join Big Al’s, Gap Factory Outlet, Chick-Fil-A and other retailers that have already opened. “I think what we’re trying to create actually is something that doesn’t exist in the state of Idaho,” Fred Bruning, president of The Village’s developer CenterCal, said. Idaho’s retail technology, he said, is about a generation old. Shoppers in 2013 want an experience, not just a product. They want to dine outside, they want to hear live music, they want to do fun things with their families. “It’s designed to be much more than just a shopping center,” he said. Plus, about one-third of The Village’s tenants will be new to Idaho. Meridian — home to the state’s busiest intersection on Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue — has been a great fit for the $300 million endeavor. “The center of gravity for the whole Treasure Valley is our site, which kind of shows how people have shifted over the last generation farther to the west,” Aaric Bryan/MP Bruning said. “... We’re very well situated Heather Norris, left, and Carla Dennis look at shirts while shopping at Gap Factory Outlet in The Village to serve the whole Treasure Valley for the next generation, and it well may be on Eagle Road in Meridian. that in 30 years somebody’s doing something like we’re doing out in Nampa or ing said. Toys“R”Us from Boise in a new location. Caldwell.” Time will tell if that’s the case in MeMeridian Crossroads executives ridian. The Village’s neighboring shop- chose not to comment. IMPACT ON NEARBY BUSINESSES ping complex, Meridian Crossroads, With the rapid growth in the ValIn other states where CenterCal has has already lost a handful of tenants ley over the past 30 years, Bruning said built similar lifestyle centers, surround- to The Village, including Marshalls he sees enough market demand to go ing malls have actually benefited, Brun- and Babies“R”Us, which will join the around.

Chris Roth, Eagle, said she is happy to see the growth and to have so many options all in one place. “Especially my age group, too, it’s nice when you can just get out and walk to shops and walk to restaurants. I think it’s a fun thing.” She does think The Village could have a negative impact on nearby cities’ downtown shopping, however. “I still love going downtown, but the big shops are just not there.” Rob Leavitt posted to Meridian Press’ Facebook: “I like options. That said, I think that downtown Meridian should be a good alternative. I hope that after the realignment, the city takes a hard look at development/re-development of downtown.”

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U.S. Bank hired Joel Hickman as regional president for Western Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Hickman served as Idaho district president for Key Bank since 2003. He will succeed Tony Olbrich, who will retire June 28 after 38 years in banking. The Idaho Health Data Exchange hired business analyst Brenda Ford to its project management team. Ford, who has 15 years of experience, will focus on project management for vendor interface consultation, development and implementation. Meridian Farmers Insurance agent Heather Huntington recently completed the career agents course at the University of Farmers training facility in California. The five-day course gives agents the ability to successfully understand the needs of their customers and help them meet insurance needs, Farmers CEO Jeff Dailey said.

DEATHS All obituaries for Meridian Press must be placed by your mortuary or at Deadline is 3 p.m. Wednesdays for Friday publication. If you have questions call 465-8128.

Mary L. Brownson,

85, of Boise, died on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at a local care center. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. 888-5833

of Caldwell, died Sunday, February 3, 2013, at a Meridian hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. 888-5833.

February 2, 2013, at a Boise hospital. home. Arrangements are under the Services are under the direction of direction of Accent Funeral Home, MeAccent Funeral Home, Meridian. 888- ridian. 888-5833. 5833

Devereaux D. “Skip” Earl Leon Richardson, Jr., Huth, 62, of Nampa, died Tues- 59, of Fruitland, formerly of Nampa, ,

died Monday, February 4, 2013, at his home in Fruitland. Cremation is under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland. 208-642-3333

Mona Faith Nees, 47, of Pay- Wanda Ruschman, ette, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at her home in Payette. Cremation is under the direction of ShafferJensen Memory Chapel, Payette. 208642-3333

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MERIDIAN — The Meridian Library Board of Trustees has extend- MERIDIAN ed an offer to Gretchen LIBRARY DISTRICT Caserotti to serve as the new library director, ac- Cherry Lane Library cording to the library n 1326 W. Cherry Lane, district’s website. Meridian Caserotti hails from n 888-4451 the Darien, Conn., Silverstone Branch public library, where Library she serves as assistant n 3531 E. Overland director for public ser- Road, Meridian vices. She will begin her n 884-2616 duties as director in Meridian by April 1. “I am so excited and honored. Can’t wait to get to work! Ideas already percolating!” Caserotti tweeted Tuesday. The library district’s former director, Patty Younger, was director for 20 years before retiring in October. Laurel White stepped in as interim director and will be with the district until June.


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Cooper is a 5-year-old neutered male German Shorthair Pointer/Cattle Dog blend. It is reported that he does well with children over 5, other dogs, cats and bunnies. He loves to go for car rides, knows basic commands and takes treats very gently. Cooper is in a foster home; to meet him, please call the shelter at 794-0944. His adoption fee is $23.50. For information on other available dogs, please visit

Bobbie Dean Coleman, 78,

William “Bill” H. Caou- Garry Corder, 72, of Nampa, ette, 83, of Star, died on Saturday, died Sunday, February 3, 2013, at his

day, February 5, 2013, at home of natural causes. Cremation is under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. 459-3629

Meridian Library District chooses new director

100, of Meridian, died on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at a local care center. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. 888-5833.

Helen C. Taylor, 85, of Merid-

ian, died on Sunday, February 3, 2013, Caldwell, died on Friday, February 1, at a local care center. Services are 2013, at a Boise hospital. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. 888-5833 Home. 888-5833


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Saturday MERIDIAN — Family Storytime, 11 a.m., Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. MERIDIAN — Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Valley Children’s Theater production, 2 p.m.; 7 p.m., The Limelight Building 3575 E. Copper Point Drive. Tickets on sale at http:// BOISE — Idaho Showcase Invitational, Centennial High School, 12400 W. McMillan Road. $7 general admission, $5 for high school/middle school students with ASB card and kids 4 and under free. See Meridian dance teams compete in this local competition.

Monday MERIDIAN — Baby Bugs and Re-grooved; 11:30 a.m. (bugs); 4:30 p.m.(grooved), Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Sign up at the library. MERIDIAN — Ribbon cutting, noon-1 p.m., Family Medicine Health Center, 2275 S. Eagle Rd. MERIDIAN — Boise Ukulele Group, 6:30 p.m., Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle. Instruction and opportunity to jam. All levels welcome. No age limit. No membership fees. Meets second and fourth Monday of each month.

Tuesday MERIDIAN — Bilingual storytime, PJ storytimes; 10 a.m. (bilingual); 7 p.m. (PJs), Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry

Lane. Sign up at the library. MERIDIAN — Shrove Pancake Supper, 5-7 p.m., donations accepted, Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 828 W. Cherry Lane. Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be served in the gym behind the church. Bring the whole family and enjoy a tasty dinner of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and coffee or juice. Bring your relatives, invite your friends!

Wednesday MERIDIAN — Tot time or Preschool storytime; 10 a.m., Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. MERIDIAN — Jr. Librarians, Storytime Explorations, 4:30 p.m., Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane.


Thursday MERIDIAN — Tot time or Preschool storytime; 10 a.m., Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. MERIDIAN — The Meridian Singers, 7:30-9 p.m., The Music Den, 245 E. Blue Heron Lane. Women’s group a cappella in barbershop style. The ability to read music is not necessary. For more information, call 724-6311.

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about isu-meridian 1970: ISU came to Meridian 2009: New campus on East Central Drive opened 20 plus academic programs 1,214 students enrolled in fall 2012, including 271 dual-enrollment high school students 94.8 percent: Growth in enrollment since fall 2010 40-50 faculty members $7 million: Amount in dental care provided in six years; $4.3 million of that was written off

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daho State University-Meridian students are catching local and national attention by providing free or discounted health services to the community. The local campus has three clinics — dental, speech and language, and counseling — and hosts free health screenings about six times a year. The need for affordable care is great, especially in Idaho, a state with the second-to-lowest primary care physician ratio per capita, ISU-Meridian Health Science Center Dean of Academics Bessie by Holly Beech Katsilometes said. Since March 2010, the screenings © 2013 MERIDIAN PRESS have helped more than 500 people. Most of them didn’t have a primary care physician, so ISU connected them with community partners like Terry Reilly Health Services for referral and treatment, Katsilometes said. “Now you can have health fairs, but this is different. This is truly and integrated, interdisciplinary approach,” she said. Other counties, seeing the program’s value to both students and community members, are interested in replicating it, she said. ISU representatives presented at the National Association of Local Boards of Health and has held health summits in Ada and Canyon counties.

In fiscal year 2012: 4,840: Dental clinic patient visits 68: Speech and language clients 998: Client hours at counseling clinic

contact Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center n 1311 E. Central Drive n 373-1700 n

NEW A&P LAB TO OPEN IN 2014 To learn more about ISU-Meridian’s plan for a 8,000-square-foot, $3.9 million anatomy and physiology lab, visit The lab will give students hands-on experience with cadavers rather than virtual simulation.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT n Offers dual enrollment to hundreds of high school students, specifically Renaissance and Meridian Medical Arts Charter students. n Partners with hundreds of organizations, including Garden City Community Clinic, United Health Center, Terry Reilly Health Services and Family Medical Residency of Idaho. n Co-founded the CORE, a partnership involving health sciences, business and technology

David Talford, a clinical assistant professor at the Idaho State University Meridian Health Science, lectures a class at the Meridian campus while live-streaming the lecture to ISU students in Pocatello Monday. Aaric Bryan/MP

Joint School District No. 2 teachers recognized BOISE — Three teachers in Joint School District No. 2 were recognized Wednesday by the Idaho State Board of Education for the second annual Digital Learning Day.

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The SBOE awarded nine Idaho educators for their use of technology in ways that improve student learning. Four teachers earned a financial award between $300 and $1,000 for future use in their classroom and a virtual field trip for students through the Idaho Education Network. Kim Miller of Star Elementary School won best lesson plan, Miller and Marita Diffenbaugh, both of Star Elementary, won best unit plan and Amber McVey, Pepper Ridge Elementary School, won best practices in visual arts. The award-winning plans are available to teachers through

Schoolnet, the statewide instructional management system. “I am so proud of our talented teachers who work hard every day to find new ways to engage students in their learning and raise academic achievement,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said. Luna sent letters to the teachers congratulating them on their recognition as well. In addition, Dale Garrard of Centennial High School was one of five other educators recognized with an Idaho Education Network Talk Award, as most valuable player.

kid you should know Talk about your involvement in high school activities. I am the quarterback of the varsity football team, as well as a captain for the varsity lacrosse team. I contribute to sports medicine at Meridian High School, and have also participated in student government and National Honor Society. Outside of school, I sit on the YMCA Homecourt Advisory Board and participate in club lacrosse. What is your favorite high school memory? “My junior year, the varsity football team took a trip to Pocatello for the state playoffs. We took two charter buses and sat through a four-hour trip. Even though we lost, it was an experience with a group of people that I will hold near and dear for a long time.”


What was your biggest challenge so far, in or outside high school? “I am a Type 1 diabetic, and that is a challenge every day. Fortunately I manage it well and am perfectly healthy.” If you could give one piece of advice to someone your age, what would it be? “Keep yourself motivated and always do your best. Life is not always fair and people do not always do the right thing, so take it upon yourself to be a better person each and every day.” Know a Meridian kid we should know? Email reporter Nick Groff at news@mymeridian n

GET TO KNOW JAKE BERARD School: Meridian High School Age: 18 Post-secondary plans: Attending Westminster College in Salt Lake City to study biology and play collegiate lacrosse Family: Mom, Michelle Berard, dad, Mike Berard, stepmom, Kelly Berard, brother, Timmy Berard, 14

FAVORITES Book: “Where the Red Fern Grows” Movie: “Pineapple Express” or Division 3: Footballs Finest” Place visited: A couple different states … Seattle and San Diego Quote: “May the bridges I burn light the way.”

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Wrestling with autism Meridian’s Carp has progressed into the fifth-ranked wrestler at 152 pounds at the 5A level this season



Matt Park (126 pounds), Ken Raymes (145), Kris McFarlane (152), Talon Derrick (170 )and Jon Fisher (220) each had two pins in wins over Eagle (639) and Rocky Mountain (745) on Jan. 30.

by Bruce Mason © 2013 MERIDIAN PRESS McClain Williams scored 23 points in Eagle’s 65-41 5A District III tournament defeat to Mountain View on Jan. 31.

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Meridian’s Chris Carp grabs the leg of Mountain View’s Collin Sale during their 152-pound match Jan. 30 at Meridian High School.

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Boys basketball: Vallivue at Meridian, 7:30 p.m.; New Plymouth at Cole Valley, 7:30 p.m.; North Star at Marsing, 7:30 p.m.; Victory Charter at Liberty Charter, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: District III tournament championship – Mountain View vs. Capital at Rocky Mountain High, 7 p.m.

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Boys basketball: 5A District III tournament at Capital/Borah; 2A District III tournament at high seeds

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Boys basketball: 2A District III tournament at high seeds

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is antics bring life to the wrestling team, laughter to spectators, and eyebrow-raising gestures from opponents who are not aware of his condition. When he wins a match, he’ll spit water into the air, à la Hunter Hearst Helmsley, the professional wrestler known as Triple H. Sometimes, he will extend his arms like a bird’s wingspan, a pose mimicking WWE wrestler Scott “Raven” Levy. And as Mountain View’s Collin Sale found out on Jan. 30, sometimes he will give a stare during starting lineups. “I do that to almost all my opponents,” Chris Carp says. “It’s like, ‘Somebody’s gonna geeeeeeet it.’” It could be perceived as arrogant, but that would be misreading Carp, an 18-year-old Meridian senior with autism. His love for wrestling dates back to his early years in his native Alaska, and it carries over to Meridian High, where he is playfully called “The Bear Wrestler” by his peers. Don’t be fooled by the antics, Carp is just having fun and means no disrespect. “Sometimes he just doesn’t know any different. Some of that is the autism,” his father, Dennis, says. “He’s just proud of what he does, but I don’t think he’s over-proud.”

‘HE’S REALLY INSPIRATIONAL’ Proud can be attributed to the elder Carp, who’s watched his son overcome obstacles and challenges. There were a lot of painful moments through the years as Chris struggled with razzing from classmates and sometimes believed nobody liked him. “It’s very remarkable what he’s gone through,” says Dennis, who found out his son was autistic roughly 16 years ago. The journey is admired by teammates Harley DiLulo and Brandon Wells, whose practice-room battles have helped Carp progress into the fifth-ranked wrestler among 152-pound 5A competitors, according to

The progression was evident nine days ago: Carp used his single-leg attacks and “barb wire” moves to earn a 17-3 major decision against Sale, a reigning state qualifier. “It’s cool to see those kind of matches, beating those tough guys,” said Wells, a 160-pound junior. “He’s really inspirational to us,” says DiLulo, a 182-pound junior. Carp, who went 1-2 at last summer’s NHSCA nationals in Virginia Beach (Va.), has improved immensely in the past year. He never misses a practice and has the biggest heart on the team, according to Meridian coach Brad Muri. “He’s nails,” Muri says. “If he goes out and wrestles to his potential, he definitely should be a district and state placer. “It would be awesome. He’s such a good kid.”

‘IT’S IN HIS HEART’ When Carp comes home from practice, he talks about wrestling until the time he goes to bed. His room is littered with posters of WrestleMania and David Batista, WWE belts and all of his medals and plaques. He talks about going to college — and one of his coveted universities shares the same block M letter seen inside Meridian High’s gymnasium. “I’m really looking to talk to someone — maybe BSU, Oregon State and Michigan,” Carp says. His father says the sport has helped Carp stay out of trouble, concentrate on his schoolwork and maintain his grades in an effort to continue competing on the mats. “I honestly think that wrestling is a good way to get away from some of his anger. He can be up there and put it all on the line,” Dennis Carp says. “I think it just helped him direct some of his fears. “He’ll probably be involved in wrestling forever. It’s in heart.”

Mykaela Richards (18 points)and Ebony Norman (11 rebounds), Holly Blades (11 points) and Chelsea Hawley (10 points) helped the Meridian girls basketball team clinch a 5A state tournament berth with a 4940 district win over Centennial on Tuesday.

McKensey Herron (15 points, 10 rebounds), Destiny Slocum (16 points) and Kayley Hastings (15 points) guided Mountain View to a state-qualifying 59-42 win over Meridian on Saturday. The Mavericks play Capital for the 5A District III title tonight.

Austin Hall had 14 points and 10 rebounds and John Sherle added 16 points as Rocky Mountain handed Borah its first defeat, 46-44, on Feb. 1.

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to Ten Mile Christian Church for hosting Celebrate Recovery. It’s a great program for helping folks with their hurts, habits and hang-ups. Congratulations to the Rocky Mountain boys basketball team for ending Borah High School’s 40-game winning streak. Good luck with the rest of the season! to Treasure the Valley for including all faiths in its upcoming prayer walk at Mountain View High School. The walk will take place Feb. 27 outside the school. Thank you to everyone who has made an effort to support downtown businesses during Phase 2 of the Meridian Split Corridor Project. Please keep stopping and shopping at their stores. to the people who did not shovel their sidewalks during the snowstorms we’ve had these past few weeks. Next time, please pick up a shovel and pitch in. n Send your thumbs up or thumbs down to

Welcome to the first installment of the Meridian Police Department’s column for the Meridian Press. We are very excited to connect with you through the pages of this publication. Every month we will talk about what’s happening in our great community and teach you useful safety tips. We hope this column will help you understand what it is we do. But nothing will help you understand our jobs better than our annual Public Safety Academy. The 10-week academy is conducted each spring and is a combined effort by police and fire officials to better educate our citizens on what they really do. Believe it or not, it’s not like what you see on TV or in the movies. During the program, participants learn about the structure and day-to-day operations of our departments. This academy is not just a lecture based program. Participants experience emergency vehicle operations, some crime scene operations and how traffic stops are conducted, along with a variety of tasks performed by firefighters. This will be the ninth academy we have put on, and they continue to get great reviews from our alumni. It’s a great opportunity for you to get to know the police officers and firefighters who serve our community on a much more personal level, so I encourage you to take advantage. Our spring Public Safety Academy begins April 4 and goes through June 6. Classes are from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday evenings, with four half-day Saturdays. If you would like to apply to attend this session, please contact Melissa Delaney at 846-7360 or at As the deputy chief, I get asked a lot of safety questions, but two I get the most often are, “Should I carry pepper spray?” and “Should I buy and carry a gun?” Personal safety really is unique to each person, which is why it is personal. In other words, each case is different because no two people are the same. The No. 1 key to staying safe, whether you are a private citizen or a police officer, is the same — you have to be aware of your surroundings. If we want to avoid conflict on a consistent basis, we all need to be aware of what is going on around us, especially when in unfamiliar surroundings. If something seems out of place or you just don’t feel right about something, your awareness level should rise. If you feel the need to have an officer respond to evaluate the situation, do it! If it turns out to be nothing, great. If it turns out your instincts were right, you will be even happier you called. The most important thing to remember is: Better safe than sorry.

Hello, Meridian! The Meridian Chamber is so excited to be able to team with the Meridian Press. When several of the MP team members came to share the vision of a Meridian paper with us, we couldn’t help but want to be a part of this exciting new endeavor. As I watched the Super Bowl last Sunday — as I’m sure many of you did — I was thinking about how much football and being successful in business are alike. Even if you’re not a huge football fan, you can’t help but appreciate all the preparation that goes into preseason, the regular season, the playoffs and, if you’re prepared (and lucky) then the Super Bowl. The preparation the final two teams went through is the reason they were there. Each individual trained separately, and then the individuals came together with expert coaching to make sure they were prepared. This is their work — and it’s not a lot different than ours. We at the Chamber, and you in your business, need to train as individuals. We need to be able to read a balance sheet or make colds calls. Whatever your job is, you have studied and trained for it. You have also practiced with your team — your co-workers or employees. The old saying of “the definition of success is preparation meets opportunity” is true in football, and it’s certainly true in business. The mission of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce is “to serve, strengthen and promote the Meridian business community.” That means part of what we do is help you prepare and train so that when opportunity comes along, you and your team are equipped. We offer a variety of training opportunities, and when you are prepared, we offer many opportunities to meet that next customer or client. Check out all the events listed at Some of the exciting events you will find are our twice-monthly luncheons the first and third Tuesday of the month, First Friday (an early morning networking event), a variety of Lunch and Learns and many other events scheduled to meet the needs of your business. We also encourage Chamber members and civic groups to post their events on our website. We are so excited about all the great things that have taken place at the Meridian Chamber this past year. It has definitely been a year of preparation. We have worked diligently to meet the needs of the members. You told us you wanted a Chamber focused on the business of helping business, and that’s what we’ve done. If your business is not a member, check us out. We hope our preparation has prepared us for the opportunity of helping you with your business.

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1199 1399 2012 RECAP: 1499 1,800 people moved to Meridian. Population: 78,000 1699 7.5 percent: Increase in home prices

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t the State of the City address Wednesday, Mayor Tammy de Weerd gave the Legacy Award to two community members who helped create a memorial for fallen Meridian veterans. Mountain View High School freshman John Skogsberg and World War II Navy veteran John Burns were instrumental in making the Rock of Honor at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park a reality. Skogsberg, working on his Eagle Scout project, and Rock of Honor board members spent hundreds of hours searching for veterans’ names for the monument. They gathby Holly Beech ered about 60 names of veterans who died in combat or as a result of war and © 2013 MERIDIAN PRESS who had lived in Meridian at some point in their lives. “I know a lot of people who have been in war, and I salute to all veterans who’ve been in war and sacrificed so much,” Skogsberg said. Burns, with the support of Mayor de Weerd, formed the Rock of Honor board to respond to the lack of military monuments in the city. “I’m from the D.C. area, so we have a lot of monuments,” he said. Skogsberg joined in the effort after seeing a Rock of Honor advertisement at the movie theater. “I’m so honored to get this award,” he said. “Just a year ago this was all just, I walked into a board room asking for an Eagle project, and I got this, and it was so great for me to be a part of.”

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World War II Navy veteran John Burns, left, and John Skogsberg, a freshman at Mountain View High School, received the Legacy Award during Mayor Tammy de Weerd’s State of the City Address Wednesday for their efforts bringing the Rock of Honor to Kleiner Park.

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aturday’s opening of “Alice in Wonderland,” by Lewis when: Carroll, adapted by Kathryn Schultz n 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday Miller, marks the debut pron 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22 duction of Meridian’s first n 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23 theater company, Treasure Valley Children’s Theater WHERE: (TVCT). The Limelight Building, 3575 “To my knowledge, E. Copper Point Drive, Meridian Meridian is the only community in our valTICKETS: ley not served by a theater company,” TVCT $5.50 to $12.50, available at founder and the tor of “Alice,” Autumn Kersey said. “The lack of access to local, live theater by Dan Lea is a loss for the families and © 2013 Meridian Press businesses who call Meridian home. TVCT is proud to fill that gap.” The TVCT adult company of actors have plans to produce four shows for families this year including “Alice in Wonderland.” The company also offers camps and classes for youth, and, according to Kersey, TVCT will hold auditions in late summer for the Youth Performance Katie Preston as Alice and Bradley Campbell as The Mad Hatter star in the Treasure Valley Children’s Theater inaugural Company. production “Alice in Wonderland” that opens with two performances Saturday in Meridian. (Submitted photo) “Theater arts provide young people important life skills; Limelight Building through Feb. 23. The total runwhether they see a play that ignites their imagina- ning time is one hour and audiences of all ages are tion, participate in performance-based classes, or invited. Seating is limited and advanced ticket purcommit to the Young Performers Group, theater chase is strongly advised. Tickets are available onarts boost confidence, creativity, communication line at Ticket skills and contributes to the development of well- prices range from $5.50 to $12.50. rounded individuals and a healthy community,” For more information about Treasure Valley ChilKersey added. dren’s Theater and “Alice in Wonderland,” please visit “Alice in Wonderland” will be presented at The or call 287-8828.

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Story trail adventure in the Foothills BOISE — Adults and children (ages 3-1/2 to 6) can take a story trail adventure based on the best-selling children’s book “Stranger in the Woods,” Tuesday (Feb. 12) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise. Walk the easy quarter-mile trail to the Jim Hall Learning Center, and along the way read pages from “Stranger in the Woods” and then head indoors to make a craft related to the book. “Stranger in the Woods” by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick uses wildlife photographer to tell the story of animals’ reactions to a snowman who appears in the woods after a winter storm.

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your own Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest entry. Event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 16, 23, and March 2. Entries for the contest are due by March 15. The refuge visitor center is located at the intersection of Roosevelt and Indiana in Nampa.

MERIDIAN — Hyde Park Books, in partnership with Boise’s Novel Orchard and the Meridian Library, bring author, speaker and teacher Pam Houston to the Treasure Valley Feb. 16. Huston, the author of “Waltzing The Cat” and “Contents May Have Shifted,” will host a reading and book signing at 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Main Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Books will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to the Meridian Library District. This event is free and open to the public. Junior Duck Stamp Art Days at Deer Flat For more information about the events, contact Jem Wierenga of Hyde Park Books at 429-8220 or jem@hydepark- K-12 students are invited to drop in to have fun, draw or Megan Justice at 407-1506 or megan@ and learn about Idaho waterfowl at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Regue. All art supplies are provided for you to create

Theater What: “Alice in Wonderland,” Treasure Valley Children’s Theatre When: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22 and 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23 Where: The Limelight Building, 3537 E. Copper Point Drive, Meridian Website: Tickets: $5.50 and $12.50 What: Music Theatre of Idaho’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie” When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 Where: Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd Street S., Nampa Website: mtionline. org Tickets: $17/adv., $20/DOS

Show What: Ballet Idaho’s Don Quixote and Carmen When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise Website: balletidaho. org Tickets: $37 to $57

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keeping it local Lucky Perk co-owner Diana Mallard said the company’s coffee is roasted locally — she wouldn’t reveal where — and the cups and other supplies come from an Idaho company. “We’re from Idaho, and the Rickards (also Lucky Perk owners) are from Idaho, so ... we wanted to be 100 percent all Idaho,” Mallard said.

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oxie Java, a company headquartered in Garden City with coffee shops around the nation, is losing some of its licensed contractors in the Valley. Six locations — four in Meridian — made their debut as a new company, Lucky Perk, on Jan. 28. “We’d been an owner for 15 years and we just saw a need for a change to focus more on the customer,” Lucky Perk co-owner Diana Mallard said. “We didn’t like the fact of being dictated what we had to do, what drinks we had to serve, what coffee we had to have, white chocolate, all that kind of thing. Now we can choose anything we want.” Moxie Java owners Rick and Stephanie Dean did not return requests for comby Holly Beech ment. Mallard and her husband, Jesse, sold © 2013 Meridian Press their Nampa Moxie Java store — now dubbed Cool Beans — and are running their remaining five Lucky Perk stores in Meridian and Mountain Home. Rickard Enterprises owns the sole Lucky Perk in Boise. The decision to leave the Moxie Java brand was made in August, and employees were informed around Thanksgiving. “We are wanting to put in some drive-thrus, and that’s the nice thing about having our own brand, we can go anywhere we want to, whereas with Moxie we were limited just to certain territories,” Mallard said.

Job fair Monday for Forest Service jobs MERIDIAN — The U.S. Forest Service will hold job fairs at six U.S. FOREST SERVICE JOB FAIRS Idaho Department of Monday, Feb. 11, 12:30-4 p.m. Labor offices Monday The job fairs will be held as these to recruit workers for Labor Department offices: seasonal summer jobs. n Boise, 219 W. Main St. The Meridian labor n Meridian, 1090 E. Watertower St., office, 1090 E. Water- Suite 100 tower St., Ste 100, is one n Caldwell, 4514 Thomas Jefferson St. of the locations hosting n Mountain Home, 1150 American a job fair. The fairs will Legion Blvd. run from 12:30 p.m. to n Emmett, 288 Idaho Highway 16 4 p.m. Feb. 11. n McCall, 299 S. Third St. The Forest Service jobs available include fire management, trail building, campground maintenance, biologist technician in wildlife and fisheries and engineering technician. The jobs are seasonal, but are often stepping stones to permanent jobs, the labor department said. For more information call the Boise National Forest at 373-4100, the Department of Labor at 364-7781 or online at The website has a video and information about the jobs available.

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the southeast Oregon division of the Oregon Dutch Bros. to give discounted and Food Bank. coffee for canned food Zions Bank offers Financial MERIDIAN — This Valentine’s Dutch Bros. Peace University classes Day, Dutch Bros. Coffee is offering Dutch Luv Day some love to cus- Benefits local food banks tomers who help lo- When: Feb. 14, 5 a.m. to 11 cal food banks fight p.m. hunger. What: Donate three cans of Customers that food and receive a medium donate three cans drink for $1 of food at any of Meridian the 12 Treasure locations: 2170 E. Overland Valley Dutch Bros. Road, 1701 W. Franklin Road, locations can get any medium-sized 1351 E. Fairview Ave. drink for $1. That includes specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freezes and flavor-infused private-label energy drinks. The event is one day, Feb. 14, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. The annual Dutch Luv Day effort takes place this year at all 195 locations in seven states. In 2012, the drive brought in 100,000 pounds of canned food. Locally, the effort will benefit The Idaho Foodbank, Meridian Food Bank

BOISE — In February, Zions Bank will mark a decade of offering Financial Peace University classes. The nine-lesson, once-a-week class is designed to help people better manage their money, eliminate debt and build wealth. Financial Peace University was founded by Dave Ramsey, a syndicated radio and talk show host and bestselling author of “Financial Peace” and “The Total Money Makeover.” Businesses can host their own session or join a class at Zions Bank, 6176 N. Eagle Road. The first class, “Super Saving,” starts Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. and is free for anyone who wants to learn more about Financial Peace University. Tuition for the full course is $99 per household with scholarships available for single parents and those with military spouses serving overseas. For more information or to register, email or visit Businesses interested in hosting a class can contact Don Milne at 801-844-7977.



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GUN SHOW February 9th & 10th Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-3

419 Nampa/Caldwell Blvd. FOR INFO CALL TINA 775-835-9677 Vendors Wanted.



DACHSHUND MINATURE AKC PUPPIES Long hair. 3 females & 5 males. $200/pet price. Call 550-0496, Ontario EVELYN'S GROOMING Left Cleveland Pet Hospital after 16 years, same professional groom at a great price. Cat grooming also available. Evelyn 459-1995




Employment DRIVERS


Drivers: Inexperienced? Get on the Road to a Successful Career with CDL Training. Regional Training Locations. Train and WORK for Central Refrigerated 800-993-7483


Central Refrigerated 800-993-7483 GENERAL

Great opportunity to earn extra money! Independent contractors needed for 1 day a week (Friday) delivery in the Meridian area. Need valid driver's license and insurance. If interested call Kim Hardy 465-8180


PT (24hour/week) Part of HR team that administers provider credentialing process. Works closely with clinicians in obtaining required documents and information. Handles recruiting tasks. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, detailed oriented, outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong Word, Excel, Outlook skills, exp with Access helpful. Prefer credentialing exp. Apply at EOE/AA HEALTHCARE

MDS COORDINATOR GENERAL Immediate openings for

PHONE REPS In Nampa. Moderate computer skills required. Sales, survey or collections experience is beneficial. Monday-Friday hours available. Please apply in person. Call 208-989-5191 or email resumes at 200 Holly Street in Holly Plaza Pay is $9/hour plus incentives. GENERAL


Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls

One full-time position and one part-time position are available for an Idaho-licensed RN with long-term care and MDS 3.0 experience. We offer great pay and benefits, including medical coverage, 401(k) and paid vacation, sick days and holidays. Lela Higgins 208-736-3933 | 208-736-3941 Fax 1828 Bridgeview Blvd. | Twin Falls, ID 83301 Visit us online at LCCA.COM. EOE/M/F/V/D 38032


Ditch Rider Wanted

KIT HomeBuilders West, LLC is seeking experienced construction workers of all trades. We offer 40+hours/week, paid vacation/holidays, and work indoors in a climate controlled environment. We offer steady work and have not had a shutdown day in over 2 years. We are seeking line employees, foremen, and supervisors. Starting wage for line employees is $9 to $13/hour, for supervisors is $13 to $17/hour, and foremen salary will be based on experience. In addition, employees receive a profit sharing bonus, paid weekly, and health insurance benefits.

Commercial Landscape Maintenance Company seeking seasonal snow removal laborers. On-Call basis $15/hour. Graveyard Shifts are typical, hours vary depending upon weather conditions. Walk equipment and snow plowing positions may be available DOE. Criminal Background Checks, Drug Testing Jobsites available in Boise and Nampa. Call 466-0690.

Please stop by our office at 1124 Garber St., Caldwell, ID 83606 to apply.


Local ditch company is looking for a ditch rider. Must have heavy duty equipment operator experience, some experience with delivery of irrigation water, basic computer knowledge, a clean driving record, and a Class A CDL driver's license. Must be able to obtain a professional pesticide applicators license and pass a drug test. Must also live in the CaldwellParma-Wilder area. Starting wage is $29,000 per year with benefits. Please submit resume to PO Box 1080, Parma, ID 83660-1080 or hand-deliver to 120 Third Street, Parma on or before February 13, 2013.


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Trials Manager & Stock Seed Technician An agriculture company in Payette County has an immediate opening for a Trials Manager & Stock Seed Technician. We are looking for a team member with a can do attitude that will be responsible for the following duties: Planting of Seed Production Trials Research & Development Documentation & Evaluation

Quality Assurance

Required Skills / Experience: - Previous Trials and Seed Industry Experience

If interested please call our Home Delivery Manager Kim Hardy at 208-465-8180.

Have a job opening?

RECEPTIONIST Terry Reilly Health Services On Call weekdays, evenings, Saturday Float position for 7 sites. Ensure callers/ visitors can access needed care. Greet and assist patients professionally. Manage incoming calls, register and assist patients completing paperwork, collect fees and required data, schedule appointments, screen for financial programs, medical records requests, scanning and general office tasks. Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Must have excellent people/phone skills. Computer keyboard and 10-key exp. required. Prefer medical office exp. Apply at EOE/AA

- High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) - College Degree in Related Field - Valid driver's license and reliable transportation - Ability to lift up to 70 lbs. Desired Skills / Experience: - Mechanical abilities (able to operate and trouble shoot equipment) - Familiarity with Windows Operating Systems / Basic computer skills

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ADVERTISE HERE If you are reading this, so are your potential customers! Contact us for details. WE BUY Real Estate Notes & Contracts for deeds, Call 608-1200

Low downs, in Nampa Happy Valley Park. OAC/OWC

465-5353 or 250-8873


Nampa Legion Baseball is accepting resumes for a summer baseball coach for a potential single A team. Season runs May through July. For questions, call Carla @ 989-1756. Please submit resume and refs to NALB, P.O. Box 727, Nampa ID 83653. CLAYTON HOMES DOUBLE YOUR TAX REFUND! Find out how you can save up to $5000. Clayton Homes of Boise 4712 Chinden Blvd. 208-378-4800

Inside Sales Team Leader Idaho Press-Tribune is seeking qualified candidates for an Inside Sales Team Leader position. This is a full-time 40 hour a week position. This incredible opportunity is a key position within the advertising department. The Inside Sales Team Leader is expected to lead by example driving your own book of businesses and building a base of local advertising accounts over the phone. This position is responsible for achieving personal sales goals and motivating others in the department to achieve company objectives. We are seeking candidates who have a proven track record excelling as an inside sales/telemarketing salesperson. Previous work experience should include direct sales, coaching, mentoring and leading a sales team to success. Other skill sets required: high level of comfort cold-calling and prospecting potential customers, experience working with front end billing systems, proficient computer and Microsoft Office skills and a proven track record in providing strong customer service and follow through. The advertising department culture is very fast paced and extremely deadline driven. You must be comfortable making a high level of telephone sales calls on a daily basis. Strong attention to detail and accuracy is a must. The Inside Sales Team Leader reports directly to the Advertising Manager. The Idaho Press-Tribune based in Nampa, ID is a privately owned employee driven company that has been doing business in the Treasure Valley since 1883. We are well respected and well known. We provide an outstanding work environment, training, support, and resources. We also offer a full suite of benefits include health, dental, life, 401k, paid vacation and sick time. You must have a valid Idaho driver's license. Please email a cover letter explaining why you are the perfect fit for this opportunity, include specific examples of past success in a similar role. Email the cover letter and resume to

Please fax resume to:


NEWER REPOS Manufactured Homes. Ready to move into. Low down payment. Located in Nampa & Caldwell. OWC/OAC. 454-1639 between 10am-3pm, M-F or after hours & weekend. Call 989-8721

NAMPA SHOPS 1,000 sq ft office and 3,000 sq ft shop, large impound lot. 3222 Airport Road. $1,500/month. Ken Wilson KWA Property Management 880-1099.


AFFORDABLE HOUSING Sandlewood & Nottingshire Apts. Caldwell.

Call 459-4434. HOMES FOR SALE


- Prior agricultural experience

Real Estate/Rentals PUBLISHER'S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation ore discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the ages of 18 living with parent or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800927-9275



- Breeding & Plant Selection Experience The Idaho Press-Tribune has Newspaper delivery routes available in the Payette and Weiser area for self employed independent contractors. Need proof of insurance and valid driver's license. Newspaper Delivery is done in the early morning hours and 7 days a week.

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We are your best source for buying or selling!

Equal Housing Opportunity

PUBLISHER'S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation ore discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the ages of 18 living with parent or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800927-9275

BRAND NEW 1, 2 & 3 bedroom available. Starting at $495.


Caldwell's newest & finest! Microwave, Dishwasher, Central AC Laundry hookups CALL NOW! It won't last. (208) 455-0333

Equal Housing Opportunity Household must income qualify

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CALDWELL 1 bedroom, 1 bath, large living room, large kitchen with dining room, no pets. 301 Dearborn Apt. 4. $425/month + $425 deposit Call 888-5504. CALDWELL 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment. $675.00 + $600.00 deposit. ALL utilities included! Gardner Property Management 208-989-5677

NAMPA 1 bedroom.

Pet cats with additional deposit. Excellent location, laundry, and off street parking. $395 + $300 deposit. Call 465-0507. NAMPA 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 11188 West Brassy Cove Loop #102, first floor. Washer/dryer included. $695. Will pay $500 toward move in. Email

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HOMEDALE 3 bedroom, 1 bath, garage. $650/month plus utilites and deposit. 794-1048.

Free Rental List

NAMPA extra clean 2 bdrm. Storage shed & lawn care provided. No smoking, no pets. $550/month + $550 deposit. 250-6820

155 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, ID 83651 208-467-6504

Doing business in Nampa and surrounding areas for 30+ years. Branch office in Ontario Homes, Multi-units & more NEED LISTINGS!

NAMPA near NNU. 2 bedroom, 1 bath house. New interior with large loft. $600/month. Pets with extra deposit. No smoking. $400 deposit. If recent Armed Forces widow, $400/month. Call 509-742-0007

CALDWELL clean 2 bedroom, near CofI. NO SMOKING/ PETS, stove, refrigerator. References. $495 + $350 deposit Call 459-8912. CALD. 4 bdrm., 2 bath house on ¼ acre fenced lot, quiet dead end street. $875/ month. Drive by at 2319 Alder, pet okay. Call Steve 863-6599.

EMMETT country home on 1 acre, 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Well & septic. $975 + deposit. Pet negotiable. Call 208-871-4170.


HAPPY VALLEY PARK Double/singlewide lots available. Quick freeway access.

Logan Park


Has 1 bedroom apartments in country setting ready for you to move in.


Cheap rates 6121 Cleveland Blvd. Could be used for retail or office space. Call 208-454-1639 or 218-989-8721


Low income elderly complex with loving family atmosphere.

Quiet Country Park 2 spaces available. 465-5353

Rent subsidized, non medical services, including meals at additional fee. First response staff on duty 24 hours.


Serving Nampa/Caldwell

612 West Logan Street, Caldwell.

1-2-3 Bedroom Units $300-$900

Call 454-0004 for appointment. Logan Park is an Opportunity Provider


CALDWELL 2 bedroom, 1 bath, large basement $550/month, plus utilities and deposit. 794-1048. CALDWELL near CofI. 2 bedroom, 1 bath completely remodeled. Lawn care included. $550/month plus deposit. 208-739-2693

NAMPA 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, fenced yard, $550/month plus deposit, utilities not included. 794-1048.

Cheap rates 6121 Cleveland Blvd. Could be used for retail or office space. Call 208-454-1639 or 218-989-8721

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WE HANDLE THE HASSLES! 20 years experience to work for you. We are accepting quality properties in Nampa/Caldwell. Owners Choice Property Management 467-0027

NOTE: The following advertisers have certified that these properties meet the standards set by the Fair Housing Act of 1968; amended on 1989, and therefore qualify as “Housing for the Elderly,” and may be advertised as such.


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TO ADVERTISE CALL 208-467-9253 /// M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. /// ONLINE 24/7


If you are reading this, so are your potential customers! Contact us for details.

SELLING GOOD QUALITY HAY 1/2 ton bales, $135/bale. We deliver. 1-208- 482-7422.

Onion Equipment 1. Lee Shuknecht 9 lane topper, good condition. $12,000.00. 2. Durand Wayland Weight Sizer, 8 lane. 20 drop, $25,000.00, 23 drop $29,000.00, 28 drop with 6" cup, $32,000.00. 3. John Deere 4430 sack loader, $18,000.00. 4. Packing line complete with electrical panel, $100,000.00. 5. Gearmore 4 row bed shaper seeder, $6000.00. 6. Lifter cut bar with P.T.O. $3000.00. 7. Top Air, 2 row field lift loader, call. I have more onion equipment for sale. (559) 978-2079.

Greg Granden Custom Haystacking & Retrieving 20+ Years Experience Hay & Grass For sale 4 Ton Minimum

STRAW $3.50/bale. Alfalfa hay $8/bale.

Call 250-1965 Thank You!

Delivery available! Call 454-5146 or 570-2603.

To place an ad call the

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ATTN CATTLEMEN Seeking 2x8 - 2x12 board corrals. We replace old planks with new RS fir planks, straighten fence, and fix broken and rotten ties. All work is done free of charge. Lic/Ins. Call Lance 406-579-5652



We are offering Contracts for high moisture corn delivered to our feedlot south of Marsing for Fall of 2013 delivery.

If interested please call:

Duane 208-850-1426

Brett 208-731-0771

John 208-250-0710

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UP TO $600 PAID For unwanted vehicles. We remove. Call 466-5301 days or 466-4155 evenings.

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Need a repairman?

HAMMONS HEATING & AIR We service and repair all makes and models. Licensed and bonded. Call Dustin for more information at 208-880-5403 C M Y K


PC's or Laptops. Home and Small Business. Tune-ups $25, Virus Removal $40, or buy combo package with both for $55. Purchase combo and mention this ad and get a 4gig flash drive at no cost. Call Chad at 208-283-7555.


Complete Drywall Service Commercial • Residential Remodeling “28 Years Experience” Home Owners Welcome

25 Years exp. Service work & home improvements Commercial wiring also Member of BBB.

TREE TRIMMING And Removal. Stump Grinding.

Free Estimates. Call Riley 602-9860.

Handyman Service

Insurance Claims • References

454-0194 887-9096

Weber Drywall Contractors Lic. RCT-2676





All phases of home repairs, 25 years experience, no job too big or small. One Call, That's All.

Call Ed 899-6232.

Everyday deals Don’t miss out!


GOT MUD? Need gravel. We deliver.

Eden Sprinkler 459-3579

To place an ad call the

Idaho Press-Tribune Classifieds 467-9253

Rototilling Mowing Hauling Cleanup Grading

Call 941-1514






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Friday, Feb 8 2013 edition of the Meridian Press

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