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COVER STORY More than 7,000 athletes and volunteers are involved with Meridian PAL sports every year. In 17 years, Meridian PAL has expanded to six programs and recently helped build Heroes Park.

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LOCAL NEWS The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back a winter parade in December. It will be a night light parade, held before the annual Christmas tree lighting event.

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Meridian junior tennis player Hannah Uhlenkott won’t be watching from the stands at the Davis Cup — she’ll be on the court.

Kahootz Steak & Ale House may have the most beers on tap in Meridian, but the owners’ No. 1 focus is cooking up “stellar” food.

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reefort Music Fest in Boise a couple weeks ago taught me a few things about naming a band. First, include some kind of number or symbol, like these bands did: n The 4onthefloor n Cloud|Splitter n AudioAvi8r n 1d Secondly, forget the rules of capitalization: n qp n BRAINSTORM n gLORIOUS pOP n RUMTUM And make sure to use funky spelling: n Ssssnake n Reflektion

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Southwest to end nonstop BOI to Portland flight

BOISE — Southwest Airlines will end its nonstop flight from Boise to Portland this month. The airline made the announcement back in October 2012. Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said the airline’s last nonstop flight to Portland will be Saturday, April 13. “We will continue to offer service in that market, just not the nonstop flight,” he said. Hawkins told the Idaho Press-Tribune in October that fuel costs and changing consumer demands were the reasons the flights were cut. Southwest still offers nonstop flights from Boise to Denver, Spokane, Las Vegas, Oakland and Phoenix in addition to other connection services nationwide. Alaska Airlines currently offers a nonstop flight from Boise to Portland, Patti Miller with the Boise Airport said.

House OKs bill toughening Idaho animal abuse laws

BOISE (AP) — Legislation that toughens Idaho’s animal abuse laws by making it a felony for anyone convicted twice of torturing a domestic pet has cleared a hurdle in the House. The bill would apply to torture of cats, dogs and other domestic critters, but exempts Idaho’s livestock industry. Lawmakers voted 54-14 Monday to approve the measure sponsored by Lava Hot Springs Republican Rep. Ken Andrus. Andrus argues animal abusers sometimes go on to hurt people, so tougher animal abuse penalties could be an effective deterrent. Challis Republican Rep. Lenore Barrett voted against, arguing that toughening the penalty again this year opens the door for enacting even harsher consequences next year.

CO detector discussion continues MERIDIAN — The Meridian City Council will continue a third reading of two proposed amendments to the city’s building code Tuesday, 3 p.m. at City Hall. To protect residents from carbon monoxide poisoning, Meridian Public Works Development Services Manager Bruce Freckleton originally proposed four amendments. The two that survived require carbon monoxide detectors in new construction and remodels. Aspects of the other two amendments, which target natural draft appliances, raised concerns in the construction industry, and City Councilmen decided to take more time in working out the details. Find more at

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MERIDIAN — The Idaho Supreme court has ordered the city of Meridian to pay a contractor $2.2 million in a dispute over additional construction fees accrued during the construction of a new City Hall. The lawsuit involved the city’s claims against Petra, the contractor hired to oversee the new building. The city sued Petra after the company submitted a bill for $376,808 to cover fees that added up when the project’s cost increased from $12 million to $21 million. The city lost after a four-year legal battle and 59-day trial, with the district court ordering Meridian to pay Petra $324,808 and about $1.87 million in legal fees and court costs.

The Nampa & Meridian Irrigation District will start the irrigation season Monday by diverting water into the Ridenbaugh Canal near Barber Park in Boise (pictured). The water will take several days to fill the district’s 500 miles of canals and drains and reach 69,000 acres of residential, commercial and agriculture land. NMID Water Superintendent Greg Curtis hopes for another good mountain storm to ensure the water supply lasts through October. “I am hopeful we will have a normal irrigation year, but we really just don’t know at this point so we are monitoring the situation daily,” he said.

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Meridian Police Department Log March 27-April 2 Meridian Police made the following arrests or issued charges: 2 petty thefts 1 providing false information to a police officer 2 warrants 1 possession of marijuana 1 possession of drugs 1 possession of other drugs 1 possession of drug paraphernalia 4 driving under the influence 1 resisting and obstructing a police officer 1 driving without privileges Police also took calls, investigated or assisted:

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BOISE — This year’s Fort Boise Gun Show will be held April 13 and 14 at the Western Idaho Fairgrounds Expo Idaho building in Boise. The show is sponsored by the EE-DA-HOW Long Rifles shooting club. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, with an admission price of $6 per person. Proceeds from the show benefit Black’s Creek Public Shooting Range, which hosts several regional shooting matches each year and accommodates more than 7,000 public shooters and hundreds of hunter education program students annually. For more information about the gun show, contact Arnold Burr at 870-0551.


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Rivers Nordquist of the Fury Predators in the Police Activity League dribbles the ball during a practice at Heroes Park Monday. Aaric Bryan/MP

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Front page: Nicole Villegas of the Under 10 Fury Predators holds a soccer ball during practice at Heroes Park in Meridian Monday.

about local PAL 1996: Meridian chapter started 3-18: age of players 6 sports offered: baseball, basket-

ball, flag football, Karate, soccer (competitive and recreational), tackle football 6,000-6,500 players each year, approximately 900-1,000: volunteer coaches 20: Meridian Police officers, approximately, who donate about 4,000 hours a year 100,000: Approximate number of volunteer hours $600,000: Approximate operating budget. About 85 percent is funded through player fees and the rest through grants and donations. $59-$90: Typical player fee. Club leagues and tackle football have higher rates. Source: Meridian PAL Executive Director Tom Roy

about the Police Activity League National PAL was founded in 1913 in New York City. n Meridian PAL, founded in 1996 with a soccer program, is one of 400 chapters across the nation. n Designed to give kids fun things to do while being mentored by adults and police officers. n

ince getting involved with Meridian PAL sports 10 years ago, Tom Roy has seen the league grow by about 2,000 kids. PAL — Police Activities League — now serves more than 6,000 kids in Meridian with the help of about 1,000 volunteers, said Roy, the league’s executive director. The league has a way of hooking people for life. “We have kids that have gone through the program and now they have kids and they come back and coach and volunteer and things like that,” Roy, a former PAL coach and Board member, said. “So it’s really cool to see how it comes full circle.” Roy coached his daughter Hannah in her younger days, and now the 17-yearby Holly Beech old is back to coach 5-year-olds. © 2013 MERIDIAN PRESS “It’s really fun that you get to be part of something that has such a positive impact on so many kids,” Tom Roy said. “And not just the kids, you get the adults out having fun and you see the grandparents out watching their kids, so it makes for a fun Saturday.” So what does it take to keep a $600,000 league running year after year? Lots of behind-the-scenes work, Roy said, and about 100,000 volunteer hours each year, including those donated by Meridian Police officers. “It’s a good, cost-effective way to provide an activity for the kids,” PAL Board member and Meridian Police Sgt. Stacy Arnold said. “It also creates a lot of good interaction between the police and the kids.” The discipline and professionalism kids learn and the relationships they build in PAL translate to other parts of their lives, he said. Soccer player Jori Brough values those friendships made on the field. She’s on the recreational U10 (under age 10) team. “It’s fun because we have most of the same girls this year and I already know all of them now.”

PAL facilities, parking improve On Saturdays, parks and facilities used for PAL can get crowded, but Roy said it’s not a huge issue. “I’ll get some complaints from time to time about the parking being slow and things like that, … but typically I can get in and out in five, 10 minutes,” he said. With new parking spaces available at Settlers Park, PAL was able to expand its flag football league, Roy said. Possibly the biggest improvement is the 35-

about the parade The parade, which will run down Main Street, will be different this time around, Moss said. It will be shorter and it will be held at night, with minimumlight requirements for all the floats. “We’re hoping for just some renewed energy, making it into a night light parade and combining it with our tree lighting,” Moss said. Running a parade at night takes more work, he said, requiring more security and the use of generators. “It’s a tougher task for sure, but I think that people will enjoy it a lot more.” About eight people volunteer on the parade committee, with Moss being the only paid member. The budget for the parade is still being worked out, but it stems from the same funds used for the tree lighting ceremony, he said. His goal is for the parade, using float fees, to be self-supporting.

acre Heroes Park — a joint effort between PAL and the city of Meridian — which has soccer fields, basketball hoops, restrooms and a picnic shelter. “In the past we’ve rented out grass farms and we would play there, and just getting to and from the field was a nightmare with traffic,” soccer coach Allen Jackson said. “... Just to have this amount of land, we can have a lot more kids out here practicing. The grass is a lot better, we have a lot fewer holes, we’re not rolling as many ankles. Parking’s a lot better. ... This is hands down the best facility PAL’s had.”

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Parks and Rec revives winter parade


winter parade is by Holly Beech sors, Chamber Executive making a come- Director Anne Little Robback in Meridi- © 2013 MERIDIAN PRESS erts said. an, but this time “We’d love to see (a pait’s spearheaded rade) come back, but we’re by the city’s Parks and Recreation Depart- just not in a situation, being membership ment, not by the Chamber of Commerce. driven, we have to do what the members The night light parade, with an offi- want,” she said. cial name still to be determined, will fit But the Chamber has supported the right in with the city’s Christmas tradi- city’s efforts to revive a winter parade, tions, Meridian Recreation Coordinator Moss said. He’s also received helpful inColin Moss said. It will run the weekend formation from the Caldwell Chamber of of the Christmas tree lighting ceremony Commerce, which will host its popular and Children’s Winterland Festival, Dec. Treasure Valley Night Light Parade the 6 and 7. day after Meridian’s new parade. Caldwell Chamber Executive DirecThe Chamber hasn’t hosted the Winterland Parade for the last two years be- tor Theresa Hardin did not respond to cause it lost support from business spon- requests for comment, but Moss said he

doesn’t sense any competition between the two cities’ parades. His impression is that in the past, many people entered floats both in Meridian’s Winterland Parade and Caldwell’s Night Light Parade. Moss wanted to start the parade last winter, but decided to wait until Meridian Road construction was complete.

MERIDIANS NIGHT LIGHT PARADE Dec. 6, in the evening before the tree lighting ceremony n Down Main Street n Expected to run for an hour or less n Organized by a Meridian Parks and Recreation employee and volunteers n

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Damsel in Defense celebrates expansion, award nomination MERIDIAN — Damsel in Defense has been nominated for the 2013 National Association of Women Business Owners Boise and Southwest Idaho Business Woman of the Year Award. The business was founded by Mindy Lin and Bethany Hughes in September 2011 to help equip, empower and educate women about personal safety. Damsel in Defense sells personal defense products including pepper spray and stun guns as well as alarms, child monitors and theft deterrents. Its products can be purchased online at or at hosted parties. Damsel in Defense has seen rapid growth since it began. It moved to a second location and recently doubled its footprint at its Meridian location. A ribbon cutting was held for the expansion April 4.

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR GALA The Business Woman of the Year Gala will be held Saturday, May 4 at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian, from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets visit

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United Heritage Insurance acquires Merced stock MERIDIAN — United Heritage Group, Inc., based in Meridian, announced it has acquired more than 94 percent of Merced Property and Casualty Company’s stock issued Monday. The transaction included the conversion of Merced, a California-based provider of homeowners and dwelling fire insurance, from a mutual association to a stock company. That was subject to regulatory consent and the approval of Merced’s policyholders. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “United Heritage is looking forward to the synergy between Merced and the United Heritage organization,” United Heritage President and CEO Dennis L. Johnson said in a prepared statement. “We feel that Merced adds value to United Heritage and, that over time, will position us as a stronger insurance provider nationally.” United Heritage owns 100 percent of the common stock of three insurance companies: United Heritage Life Insurance Company, United Heritage Property and Casualty Company and Sublimity Insurance Company.

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THINGS TO DO Today BOISE — Langroise Trio concert, 7:30 p.m., Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. Tickets at the door, $10/$5.

Saturday MERIDIAN — Dark to Dawn — A Walk to Remember, 6:45 -10 a.m., Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park. In remembrance of loved ones lost to terminal illness. Breakfast will be served, $25-$30. To register, visit or call 377-9029 for more information. MERIDIAN — Alive at 25 Safe Driving Course, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Meridian Police Department, 1401 Watertower. Drivers ages 15-24 are encouraged to take this free safe driving class taught by Meridian Police Officers. This course is offered several times a month. Preregistration required. MERIDIAN — March for Babies Family Team Party (March of Dimes), 10 a.m.-noon, Silverstone Plaza-Banquet Room. Make posters of our children to display for the March for Babies walk coming up on April 27. This is a family event including refreshments, prizes and activities. Bring pictures of your kids to decorate your poster and we will provide the rest. For more information, email MERIDIAN — Meridian Firefighters Pipes and Drums Chili Cook-off, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Meridian Dairy Barns, next to the speedway. Come sample up to 20 kinds of homemade chili as local community groups compete for top honors at this popular community event! Admission is $5. (Judging is at 1 p.m.)

Tuesday MERIDIAN — Meridian Chamber — Economic Excellence Breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1789 S. Eagle Road, $25 members; $35 nonmembers. Keynote speaker: Betti Newburn, Region II Director of Small Business Development Corporation. MERIDIAN — Boise Ukulele Group, 6:30 p.m., Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, free. All levels welcome, second and fourth Monday of each month.

Wednesday MERIDIAN — Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting, 6-9 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.

Thursday MERIDIAN — Mrs. Idaho America Pageant Meet & Mingle, 7 p.m., Heritage Commons Clubhouse, 3775 Hollymount. Meet Mrs. Idaho America 2013 Kaley Sparling, Mrs. Idaho America 2012 Beverly Hartle, many of the 2014 contestants and the directors. This casual social event is open to all interested married women and provides a comfortable environment for answering questions about the Mrs. Idaho America pageant and getting to know other outstanding women in the community.

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I love storytelling that’s relevant, and having more experience gives me a lot of opportunities to draw from those clients’ stories and those vignettes.” RICK BOYES Counselor

about Rick Boyes Lives in Boise with his wife and 12-year-old son n Teaches martial arts n Graduated from Borah High School n Has run a private practice, specializing in trauma recovery and hypnotherapy, in the Valley for almost 30 years. n

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Rick Boyes has been a counselor in the area for more than 25 years and is going to school at ISU-Meridian to get his doctorate in counseling.

Retirement? Nope, this local 61-year-old seeks doctorate

higher education 1973: Bachelor’s in psychology, Boise State College 1982: Master’s in counseling, Idaho State University (former Boise campus) 2013: Doctorate in counselor education and counseling, Idaho State University-Meridian


any people in their 60s look to retirement. But Rick Boyes, 61, Boise, says he’s “doing life backwards.” After practicing counseling for 25 years, Boyes went back for his doctorate. He’ll graduate from Idaho State University-Meridian in May. A doctorate in counseling and counseling education will open doors in a field he loves: teaching. As part of his three-year program, Boyes mentors and co-teaches graduate counseling students, which allows him to earn his degree while getting paid. “(Graduate students) bring in some life experience, by Holly Beech they’re interesting people to work with and they’re passionate about what they’re learning,” he said. © 2013 MERIDIAN PRESS And with 30,000 hours of clinical counseling experience, Boyes can relate what he’s teaching to real life. “I love storytelling that’s relevant, and having more experience gives me a lot of opportunities to draw from those clients’ stories and those vignettes.” Along with his private practice, which focuses on recovery from sexual abuse and other childhood traumas, Boyes has worked on

scholar you should know What prompted you to choose your area of study? “I worked as a caregiver for the elderly and mentally disabled after earning my first degree in psychology. Once I gained some hands on experience, I knew my intended path was nursing and not psychology. Nurses have the opportunity to make a positive difference every day with every patient. There is nothing more rewarding than making a difference in someone’s life.”

ALYSON FRENCH What is the biggest challenge in working through or completing your degree? “Finding a balance between school and personal life.”

If you could give one piece of advice to a future college student, what would it be? “Don’t rush into a degree, but instead What career field do you intend to enter after try out many different classes, graduation? become active at your college “I’m extremely interested in geriatrics because there is a and join a few clubs, get to know huge need and it will only increase as the baby boomers some of your professors, and step into retirement.” volunteer.”

and off as an adjunct professor at local universities for years. He hopes to continue his private practice and advance his teaching career — including potential workshops for existing counselors — in years to come.

Boyes studies graduate program’s effect on marriages For his dissertation, Boyes interviewed four couples in which one spouse is in ISU-Meridian’s graduate counseling program. “I’m looking at the impact on their marriages as they go through,” he said. “I’m studying both the students and their spouses.” The students go through the program together as a one unit, so they spend a lot of time studying together. “Sometimes there’s almost more time — and certainly more emotionally intimate time — spent with their fellow students than they may be spending with their family,” Boyes said. “... That means time away from kids, time away from family and a whole new style of communicating and new set of skills, and it can make for some outsider status for the non-student spouse.” But those new skills, he said, can also help couples communicate.


GET TO KNOW ALYSON FRENCH School: Idaho State University – Meridian Major: Accelerated Nursing program Hometown, high school: Priest Lake, Idaho; Priest River Lamanna High School Year in school: Junior

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Meridian High tennis player Hannah Uhlenkott won’t be watching from the stands at the Davis Cup quarterfinals today through Sunday atTaco Bell Arena in Boise. Instead, she’ll be on the court.

Paige Noehring was 6-for-7 with two home runs and six RBIs as the Centennial softball team defeated Bishop Kelly 17-7 in six innings and Nampa 14-2 in five innings on Saturday at the Idaho Sporting Goods Tournament.

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Tennis fans will get an up-close look at some of the best tennis players in the world when the Davis Cup quarterfinals visits Boise today through Sunday. Hannah Uhlenkott, however, will have an even better view of Novak Djokovic, John Isner and the Bryan brothers. “I’m pretty ecstatic,” she said. “I’m through the roof.” The top girls player at Meridian High won’t be near the upper levels of Taco Bell Arena when the best men’s players from the United States and Serbia square off in the three-day, international competition. Instead, she’ll be on the court. Uhlenkott will serve as a ball girl, kneeling at courtside during play and racing down stray tennis balls when the action comes to a halt. “It means everything,” she said. “It’s a once-in-alifetime type of thing. They’re never going to come back, not in my lifetime, and we’re never going to see the No. 1 tennis player, and to be lucky enough to be on the court with them and interact with them and just to see this type of tennis is just a different level then we’re ever going to be exposed to.” Uhlenkott tried out for one of 20 spots to retrieve tennis balls struck by the likes of Djokovic, the topranked men’s player in the world and six-time Grand Slam champion, and Bob and Mike Bryan, the topranked doubles team who together have won 13 Grand Slams and gold medals at the London Olympics. She had to pass agility, hand-eye coordination and written tests. Meridian No. 1 boys singles player David Galway also was selected. Uhlenkott started playing the sport when she was 8 or 9 years old and began competing in tournaments when she was 11. She’s grown into the No. 1 girls singles player at Meridian High. This season, the 16-year-old finished second at the Lewiston Invitational and entered Thursday’s match at Mountain View High with a 2-1 record in 5A Southern Idaho Conference play. Her lone loss is to defending 5A state champion Bianca Mok of Boise High. “She’s really kind of turned it on this year,” said her father, Bob Uhlenkott, who also is Meridian’s tennis coach. “It’s neat just to see that she’s just got this commitment for this game, that she likes to work at it and that’s kind of the next level for tennis players.” Uhlenkott’s work ethic hasn’t stopped between the lines. The junior at Renaissance High in Meridian is working toward her associate degree and carries a 3.97 cumulative GPA. Where those college credits transfer to depends on the best tennis opportunity. One of the schools she is looking at is Lewis-Clark State, where her dad played tennis from 1986-90.


today Baseball: Vallivue at Rocky Mountain, 6 p.m.; Eagle at Meridian, 6 p.m.; Centennial at Mountain View, 7 p.m. Softball: Vallivue at Mountain View, 5 p.m.; Boise at Meridian, 5 p.m.; Rocky Mountain at Timberline, 5 p.m.; Capital at Eagle, 5 p.m.; Borah at Centennial, 5 p.m.


monday Baseball: Mountain View at Boise, 6 p.m.; Borah at Eagle, 6 p.m.; Capital at Centennial, 7 p.m.

Austin Jackson struck out six to earn the completegame win as Eagle defeated Skyview in the final game of the Bucks Bags Spring Classic. Steven Hexum’s triple in the first inning put the Mustangs up 2-0, and Ryker Schleinz had two RBIs. The Eagle boys won the team title Wednesday with 297 strokes. Phillip Kennedy was one shot off the lead with a 70. Lou Points (79) was second in the girls match. Adam Eschbach/IPT

Davis Cup quarterfinals

Hannah Uhlenkott is the No. 1 girls singles player at Meridian High and was one of a few local kids selected to retrieve tennis balls at the Davis Cup quarterfinals this weekend at Taco Bell Arena in Boise.

When: Today-Sunday Where: Taco Bell Arena, Boise TV: The Tennis Channel will televise live daily coverage (DirecTV, ch. 217; Dish Network, ch. 400) TODAY: The best-of-five match series begins at 1:30 p.m., with each country’s No. 1 player against the other country’s No. 2 player. SATURDAY: Doubles matches will be held with Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan competing for the U.S. Play begins at 1 p.m. SUNDAY: The No. 1 players square off followed by the No. 2 players meeting each other in the final match. Play begins at noon.


tuesday Baseball: Vallivue at Timberline, 6 p.m.; Meridian at Rocky Mountain, 6 p.m.; Boise at Mountain View, 6 p.m.; Eagle at Borah, 6 p.m.; Centennial at Capital, 7 p.m. Golf: Boys – Meridian, Rocky Mountain, Mountain View, Eagle at Banbury Golf Course, 4 p.m.; Girls – Vallivue, Centennial, 4 p.m.; Rocky Mountain, Eagle, Mountain View, Meridian Lakeview Golf Course, 4 p.m. Softball: Vallivue at Meridian, 5 p.m.; Mountain View at Timberline, 5 p.m.; Centennial at Rocky Mountain, 5 p.m.; Eagle at Boise, 5 p.m. Tennis: Meridian at Capital, 4:30 p.m.; Timberline at Rocky Mountain, 4:30 p.m.; Boise at Mountain View, 4:30 p.m.; Centennial at Eagle, 4:30 p.m.


Shelbie Martinez went 2-for-5, Liz Raphael had a double and Angelina Romero and Amy Burtcher each went 2-for4 as the Meridian softball team defeated Borah 8-2.

thursday Baseball: Meridian at Mountain View, 7 p.m.; Capital at Rocky Mountain, 6 p.m.; Eagle at Centennial, 6 p.m. Softball: Timberline at Meridian, 5 p.m.; Eagle at Mountain View, 5 p.m.; Rocky Mountain at Borah, 5 p.m.; Boise at Centennial, 5 p.m.

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Family man Spouse: Katherine Galway, married in 1992 Kids: Amber, David, Hannah and a fourth on the way His NCAA tennis career All-Big Sky Conference First Team player NCAA Tournament in 1989 Finished 1989 season with about 100 wins Academic All-Conference selection


eridian may well be in the middle of it, as the name implies, but it is still a long way from New Zealand. When Lee Galway arrived at Boise State University from Auckland, New Zealand — by way of University of Oregon — on a tennis scholarship, he never imagined he’d still be here going on three decades later, or that he and his family would call Meridian home. “I was going to pursue a career playing professional tennis based from my hometown in New

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Zealand. That’s where my family was, and still is even today,” he explained. Galway’s fascination with the area started on a recruiting trip. He initially chose University of Oregon because it was Pac-10 conference tennis, some of the best in the nation at the time, and the landscape and environment were very similar to that seen in New Zealand. However, it wasn’t quite what he anticipated it would be, and when he decided to leave Eugene after his freshman year, he took a recruiting trip to BSU. “I came on a recruiting trip in the summer of 1986 and immediately fell in love with the place,” Galway recalls. “The Valley was great. I couldn’t stop thinking about how beautiful it was here, with the city and the foothills overlooking it. There are so many things to do in the Valley, it was amazing.” Galway also enjoyed the culture at Boise State with Adam Eschbach/MP the enrollment at about Lee Galway has made the Treasure Valley his home for over 25 years. As a 10,000 students. New Zea- teenager, Galway moved from New Zealand to Boise to play tennis on a land has the reputation as scholarship with hopes of going pro. He is now a pastor living in Meridian. the adventure capitol of the world. Galway recognized a lot of similarities here. church for four years before he was in“The community is very friendly, clean, vited to be a paid member of the church safe, and one that is full of opportuni- staff. ties. And the people here are amazing,” The blessings of life are often on Galhe said. way’s mind, and his perpetually smiling After college, Galway had a brief stint face — except when he’s playing table tenon the pro tour — where things were go- nis — is a reminder of his life now as an ing well — but decided to invest in oth- associate pastor. ers. He started coaching tennis and was The transition from tennis pro to asthe head tennis pro at the Boise Racket sociate pastor has been fulfilling, Galway and Swim Club for about a decade. said. “Every day I get to help shape happier, In 1995, Lee joined Harvest Church in Meridian on its first Sunday service. more fulfilled people — not just better He was a volunteer youth pastor at the tennis players.”

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to Meridian resident George James for donating platelets 500 times! to all the people who participated in this week’s Cash Mob in downtown Meridian. to nice weather and sun! It feels like spring may finally be in Meridian. for the city pursuing the lawsuit against Petra and wasting our money, on top of originally wasting our money on a grandiose City Hall. to those who like to complain without knowing the truth about City Hall. I’d be glad to educate anyone with an ear on why City Hall is what it is and why I feel the lawsuit was lost. Thumbs up to an amazingly well-run city! for POST — Peace Officers Standards and Training — Idaho’s central training facility for everybody who carries a badge. to Pine Street being opened up again. to Ten Mile Christian Church for the wonderful Good Friday services and the great Easter Sunday services. They were really good. for the great job the staff does at the Boys & Girls Club. Grumble for the split corridor construction, but thumbs up for it, too! My grumble is concerning the split corridor construction, also. I live very close to Albertsons on Fairview Avenue. The one-lane traffic from 3 p.m. past 6 p.m. is frustrating, at best. Why do drivers who live east of Meridian Road insist on stubbornly driving on that part of Fairview when there’s Franklin Road and Ustick Road going east to Linder Road, where traffic is lighter? Send your thumbs up or thumbs down to

When you are wrong, you are wrong. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but we sure live in a society where we struggle to admit our faults. “I was wrong and I apologize. Let’s see how I can fix this problem.” This is a simple statement, but it is extremely powerful and can help all of us. It certainly isn’t easy to admit when we are wrong. However, it is extremely important that we take responsibility for our actions. People who are in positions of public trust should feel an even bigger obligation to own up to their mistakes. None of us like saying we’re wrong, but if you are, you need to admit it and see what you can do to fix the situation. In my last column I pointed out how our officers are just like you — we do great things just like you and we make mistakes just like you. During my time in law enforcement, I have witnessed and been involved in some of those mistakes. In one instance, our officers broke down the wrong door while they were responding to a 911 call. Luckily they quickly realized their mistake, got out of the town home and made entry into the unit next door so they could arrest the bad guy. The next morning my phone was ringing off the hook with reporters calling and asking what had happened. My response was simple: “We made a mistake.” That made all of

them very quiet. I think most of them expected our department to come up with excuses, but because we told the truth, the story quickly went away. We worked with the homeowners to get their door fixed and we used our mistake as a training opportunity. But that is not the only mistake we’ve made. As police officers we have been rude and defensive to citizens at times, we have failed to take accident reports we should have, and can you think of one more mistake to list? We are not proud of any of these mistakes, and we do our best to make sure they don’t happen. But when we do make a mistake, trust me when I say, we will own it and try to make it right as soon as possible. Nobody wants to hear excuses, especially when they are coming from a government entity. People tend to be much more forgiving when we take ownership in what we have done, and they are very forgiving when we work to remedy the issues. All of us, whether we are police officers or citizens, just need to tell the truth, admit our mistakes, then make sure we learn from them. Trust me, it’s much easier than it sounds and makes it much easier to fix uncomfortable situations so you can move on. n

Tracy Basterrechea is the Meridian deputy chief of police.

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Perseverance will help your business withstand tough times I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather. It’s great to be outside walking, biking, watching baseball, etc. One of the things we see at the Meridian Chamber of Commerce is that as the weather gets better and the kids get out of school, it’s hard for people to stay focused on their businesses. The theme for this month’s Business Book Club is perseverance. What a great word. Some of its synonyms are: persistence, determination, grit, and diligence. All words that make people stand a little taller when someone says they have those qualities. There’s a great example out in the movie theaters now with “Lincoln.” I don’t think there are too many people who have had more perseverance than President Lincoln. He lost eight different elections (but won three) before he was elected to the presidency. In this economy, perseverance is a key to success. You’ve got to take that extra step or put forth that extra effort to get the job done. I speak with business owners and managers about how they are operating with less staff and getting the same amount of work done or more. We hear regularly about “work smarter, not harder.” Perseverance is one way to do that. Stay focused and

persevere through the project or duties that are next on your list. Some days when the weather is this nice out you may need to persevere to get those tasks done and not daydream about being outside. You need to continue to do the right thing for your business. Are you still getting out there and networking to meet those new customers? Are you attending that seminar that will help you set and meet your goals? This time of year it’s easy to think you’ll do those things when the weather’s not as nice. “Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one, it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” — Dale Carnegie. Sometimes it’s those small jobs that are easy to let pile up. But if you keep up on the small things, you’ll be prepared when the big ones come along — or the big ones will have taken care of themselves. I’d like to challenge everyone to persevere — work more efficiently and keep up your business productivity so you’re not playing catch-up when September rolls around. n Anne Little Roberts is executive director of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce.

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Music What: TECH N9NE: Spring Tour with Kriss Kaliko, Brotha Lynch Hung, Kutt Calhoun, Ces Cru and Rittz When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise Website: ticketweb. com or knittingfactory. com Tickets: $30 and $56

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What: The Music of ABBA, featuring Arrival From Sweden When: 8 p.m. April 12 Where: Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood, Garden City Website: Tickets: $10 and $39.50

Road construction hurts sales Kahootz, like other downtown businesses, is hurt by the Meridian Road construction one block over. Forsberg’s restaurant next door, Main Street Burger, is impacted even more, he said. “Nobody likes to wait in traffic, so I think people are avoiding this end of town like the plague.” But he keeps his focus on the long term, knowing the construction will be done in October.

Theater What: Boise Little Theater’s “The Red Velvet Cake War” When: 8 p.m. April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27; 7:30 p.m. April 18 and 25 and 2 p.m. April 21 and 27 Where: Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise Website: Tickets: Adults $12.50, seniors $9

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What: Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise presents “Beauty and the Beast” When: 2:30 and 8 p.m. April 27; 1 and 6 p.m. April 28 Where: Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise Website: idahotickets. com or morrisoncenter. com Tickets: $57.50 and $77.50


Firefighters Chili Cook Off is Saturday MERIDIAN — Come hungry and ready to pick out your favorite chili this Saturday at Meridian Fire Department’s 5th Annual Chili Cook Off. The event is $5 to attend and will help send Meridian Firefighters Pipes and Drums to the Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial in Colorado Springs. Doors are open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Meridian Speedway, with judging at 1 p.m. Awards fall into four categories: commercial, non-commercial, people’s choice and best of show.

Learn about owls at Foothills Learning Center

GOFIVE Five spots for Spot Just in time for long spring walks and a trip to the park, here are five places in Meridian to get man’s best friend looking sharp in a new collar and leash, or something to chew on and chase after. And you can find something for your feline friends too.

H3 Pet Foods 1801 W. Cherry Lane 898-0008 Natural pet food and supplements plus fun toys, treats and more PetSmart 1220 N. Eagle Road 884-0611 Large selection of food and supplies for a variety of animals Petco 2210 N. Eagle Road 846-7883


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Anne Schorzman, events coordinator at the Idaho State Historical Museum, stands next to the Hagerman Horse exhibit, part of the Essential 150 Idaho exhibit.

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BOISE — Be part of the season opener of Hands-on History at the Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday (April 6). An “Idaho Symbols” scavenger hunt highlights the event. Hands-on History continues on the first Saturday of each month through Dec. 7 and will highlight themes in the museum’s featured exhibit, “Essential Idaho: 150 Things That Make the Gem State Unique.”The program is free with your museum admission.

Large selection of food and supplies for a variety of animals Zamzows 136 E. Watertower St. 884-8616 Find specialty foods, like Grandma Z’s Grain Free Dog Food, plus treats and supplies Northwest Pets Meridian 3036 N. Eagle Road 393-1049 Natural foods, supplements, pet accessories

Show What: Ballet Idaho presents “Swan Lake” When: 8 p.m. April 12; 2 and 8 p.m. April 13 Where: Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise Website: idahotickets. com Tickets: $37 to $57


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BOISE — Every year, the Foothills Learning Center is blessed with the arrival of great horned owl babies. Learn about the owls of Idaho, do some fun owl crafts and activities and take a walk to view the owls and their young ones. This fun, free, family-friendly event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road. No preregistration is required; open to all ages. Please leave your pets at home. Bring binoculars if you have them — some will be available to borrow. Spotting scopes will also be set up for great views of the owls. While you are there, visit the 1/4 mile self-guided Story Trail on the center grounds. Each month, pages from a children’s book are posted on 10 preschool-sized reading platforms. The April book is “Owl Babies” by Martin Waddell. The trail is open from sunrise to sunset and begins in the northwest corner of the Foothills Learning Center parking lot, along the split rail fence. To get to the Foothills Learning Center, take 8th Street north to Hulls Gulch Reserve. From the end of the pavement, go 1/3 mile farther. For additional questions call 493-2530, 800-377-3529 or visit

What: The 12th annual LUNAFEST women’s film festival When: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday Where: The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise Website: boise Tickets: $15

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CALDWELL 3 bedroom, gas fireplace, wood floors. Immaculate. $800/month. 810 Coopers court. Ken, KWA Property Management. 880-1099

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1-2-3 Bedroom Units $300-$900 RCE-401

Looking to rent?

CALDWELL CONDO, 2 large bedrooms, 2 BATH, vaulted ceilings, very nice unit in good location. Water, sewer, trash paid, $690 per month + deposit. 454-1759.

Has 1 bedroom apartments in country setting ready for you to move in. Low income elderly complex with loving family atmosphere.

NAMPA 113 Ivy. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, carport. Wa/se/tr paid. Appliances. Pets? Available April 1. $525 + $500 deposit. Owners Choice Property Management 467-0027 NAMPA 128 Ogden. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Appliances, storage, patio & carport. Wa/se/tr paid. Pets? $525 + deposit. 467-0027

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

612 West Logan Street, Caldwell. Call 454-0004 for appointment. Logan Park is an Opportunity Provider

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.

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

465-5353 MIDWAY PARK Quiet Country Park 2 spaces available. 465-5353

Need Cash?

Sell it fast!


Come & enjoy fun times doing crafts, games, puzzles & potlucks.

We have covered parking, club house & a limited access building.


We are close to West Valley Medical Center in a country setting. Must be 62+. Call 459-7075 or ITT 800-545-1833 ext. 315 to see your future home.


Logan Park


Sandlewood & Nottingshire Apts. Caldwell.

Call 459-4434. Equal Housing Opportunity



TO ADVERTISE CALL 208-467-9253 /// M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. /// ONLINE 24/7 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 1-877-804-5293. (PNDC)



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



Immediate openings for

Wanted: Owner/Operator


Wind River Oil Services is hiring for Owner/Operators in Williston, ND. Must have access to own truck and water trailer. Must provide proof of insurance and authority. No housing provided. Pay is based on current barrel rates. Questions call Mike Walker or Lorna Loy 801-764-9000

Everyday deals Don’t miss out!

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.

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.

New jobs posted daily

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





Greg Granden Custom Haystacking & Retrieving 20+ Years Experience Hay & Grass For sale 4 Ton Minimum Call 250-1965 Thank You!

STRAW $3.50/bale. Delivery available! Call 454-5146 or 570-2603.

60 head at Private Treaty Horse Sale at the Idaho Horse Expo, Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, April 19-21.

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

85 ACRES for rent, Melba. $250 per acre, cash.


FOR RENT- short 100 acres. Top farm ground. 3 fields, long runs. Call 896-4442


MYMERIDIANCLASSIFIEDS.COM NOW YOUR CLASSIFIED 7+ day ad will hit 11,000 more homes!

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

2007 FORD FOCUS SE ZX5. 4 door, hatchback, 2.0 auto, air, power windows/locks, CD. 28+ MPG, 21K miles. $6,750, below wholesale. Call 409-3702.

2005 BUICK LASABRE CUSTOM 3.8 Auto, Power windows/locks, cruise, tilt, power seats, CD, Silver Metallic/gray velour interior,, new tires, 31,752 miles. 30+ MPG, 1st $7,850 takes it.



UP TO $300 PAID TWO Bridgestone tires P245-65R17. 80% rubber. $40 each. Call 466-2042

For unwanted vehicles. We remove.

2005 GMC SIERRA X-CAB 4x4 5.3 Auto, A.C., power window/locks, tilit, cruise. Hard tonneau cover, bed slider, tow package. 80K miles. $11,850. Call 409-3702.

Need Cash?

Call 466-5301 days or 466-4155 evenings.

Lawn Care


Sell it fast!

Service Directory

Chimney Services

Handyman Service


Lawn Care


$15 & Up Lawn Mowing

Eden Landscape Construction

Landscape, shrub, rose bush, tree trim, hauling & cleanup.

Need gravel. We deliver.

CHIMNEY SWEEP • Chimney Relines • Rebuilds/Repairs • Caps/dampers • Furnaces Cleaned • Smoke problems solved

866-829-2872 or 208-695-7542 Computer Services


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

Call Ed 899-6232. Hauling Services

HAULING & CLEANUP David's Hauling U call, we haul. Senior Discounts 440-0953 or 362-5641


Curtis 830-4459

KODIAK LANDSCAPE LLC Full service landscaping, installation & removal, lawncare, weekly service & aerating, thatching, rototilling, spring cleanups, pruning & tree trimming. Free estimates. Call 631-0279


Lawn Care

20 Years of Quality Service Mow'N • Trim'N • Prun'N • Haul'N


• Spring Cleanups • Free estimates

PC's or Laptops. Home and Small Business. Tune-ups $25, Virus Removal $40, or buy combo package with both for $55. Call Chad at 208-283-7555.

Senior Discounts 250-3200


Construction CLIFF RODERICK CONSTRUCTION HANDYMAN SERVICES Bath and Kitchen Remodel Painting, tiles, doors, windows, cabinets, moldings, countertops, laminates, drywall, fencing, and much more! Licensed and insured, 33 years experience. Call 631-9939.


Quality window & door screens Re-screen & repair. Solar sun screens Bug screens Call 888-9955 House Cleaning HOUSE CLEANING 15 Years Experience. Please call 318-6033.

“Dependable Lawn Care With Professional Service” • Weekly Mowing, Trimming & Edging • Lawn Fertilization • Shrub Trimming • Free Estimate/Insured • Senior Discount


Sprinkler Repair, tree and shrub work, hauling.

Free Estimates. Call Slade 695-5048.


YARD MAINTENANCE • Trim Shrubs & trees. • Collect & remove debris • Weed & Garden clean up. • Other types of work. • Liability Insurance

208-899-2768 Painting

Alex's Lawn Care & More

Lawn mowing, Shrub Trimming, Deck's, Re-Roofing, Fencing, Tree Trimming & removal. Cleanups. FREE ESTIMATES Call 608-9027

Jake's Lawn Mowing Build fences/repair, tree & shrub trimming removal & landscaping. Free estimates. 914-4351/ 914-5485

Lawn mowing, Troybilt rototilling, rose pruning, tree/shrub trim/removal, stump grinding, landscape. Cleanup & hauling. Call Riley 602-9860 SPRING CLEANUP & HAULING Tree & shrubs, trim or removal, power raking, free estimates Call 989-2352 or 467-2566. TYRONE SHIPPY'S LAWN MOWING. Tree, shrub, trim & removal. Cleanups. Call 880-8466

Ollie Palmer • 37 Years Experience • References Available Office: 323-1445 Cell: 353-8657 Rototilling

Dick's Garden Rototilling

Starting at $35. Nampa/ Caldwell area. Call 880-7880


Ollie Palmer • 37 Years Experience • References Available Office: 323-1445 Cell: 353-8657 Remodeling/ Construction

Rototilling Mowing Hauling Cleanup Grading

Call 941-1514 Remodeling

Ollie Palmer • 37 Years Experience • References Available Office: 323-1445 Cell: 353-8657


Painting, Roofing, Fence Building and Repairs. Remodeling and More. Free estimates. Call 208-680-0318

Window Cleaning SPRING WINDOW CLEANING SPECIAL Local, family owned, great references, call Barbara at 208-936-0892.


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