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by Leora Summers What an amazing building remodel for the Caldwell area veterans when the old Caldwell School District building (1101 Cleveland Blvd), formerly the Caldwell Library, was re-purposed to become the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall (CVMH), to house services for the veterans in our area. Caldwell Rotary Club had an onsite visit on August 22ndto see the results and hear about the services that are being provided there for our veterans and their families. Veteran Terry Harrell spoke to the group explaining the long…Continue Reading “CALDWELL MEMORIAL VETERANS’ HALL RAMPS UP SERVICES”

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This month’s spotlight item is the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm. Many Vietnam Veterans are unaware that they have earned this medal. The Vietnam Gallantry Cross is a Vietnamese issued medal. This medal was, at first, initially given out to units individually. The Vietnamese government, however, changed that and awarded it to all units subordinate to the Military Assistance Command (MAC-V) during the period of February 8th, 1962 to March 28th, 1973. It was also awarded to US Army Vietnam (USARV) and its subordinate units…Continue Reading “D&J ENTERPRISES: ROB’S MILITARY SPOTLIGHT ITEM”

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by Chantele Hensel, compilation by Angela Matlashevsky Before 9/11, September 11thwas just an ordinary day and how quickly that ordinary day changed so many lives. I had just woken up. Enjoying the quiet of the morning while my two boys ages 4 and 5 months slept. I opened the blinds to let the sun shine in and walked out onto my deck with the baby monitor. I remember watching the swirling of steam above my cup. Fall colors hung overhead from the trees and the…Continue Reading “PAST TO PRESENT: THE VOICE OF CALDWELL”

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By City of Caldwell The City of Caldwell is launching a new resource that streamlines the search for free and low-cost, interactive family-oriented events in the city of Caldwell.  ‘We the Family’ will give busy parents and caregivers easy access not only to a targeted events calendar, but also to resources for parenting, helping kids and teens succeed at school, and having fun together. Researchers who study child and family well-being have found that adverse childhood events, or ACEs, take a toll on children that…Continue Reading “CITY OF CALDWELL LAUNCHES LOCAL EVENTS RESOURCE”

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By Lynn Johnson The Ore-Ida Council of the Boy Scouts of America supports over 14,500 youth and their families in Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon providing camping experiences. Their values of leadership, responsibility, patriotism, morals and service to others remains their top priority in growing future leaders. Last year the Caldwell Lions donated funds to purchase sixteen compound archery bows.  This year President Dave Moore presented a check of $250 to Dan Arters of the Boy Scouts to repair the strings on the bows, replace arrows and…Continue Reading “CALDWELL LIONS CLUB HELPS BOY SCOUTS PURCHASE NEW ARCHERY BOWS”

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By Angela Matlashevsky, Caldwell Perspective August 21stmarked the annual Scottish Games for the Scottish American Society of Canyon County. It was a day full of fun as members young and old tried their hand at traditional Highland games. The event began with a potluck and the honoring of one of the Society’s members. Then began the games! The first to compete were wee tykes who threw stones in the braemar, or open stone throw. Each contestant chose a stone to chuck across the open of…Continue Reading “LET THE GAMES BEGIN!”

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  by Leora Summers Photo:Marisela Pesina (Rotary Host Parent, far left) with other Rotary folks and family members greeted Rotary Youth Exchange Student Martiniano (Marti) Gallo (center with dark jacket) at the Boise International Airport upon his arrival in mid-August. As we said goodbye to Rotary Youth Exchange student Emilia Rioseco from Chile, Caldwell Rotary Club greeted Martiniano (Marti) Gallo from Argentina, who arrived in mid-August just in time to experience working in our concession booth at the Caldwell Night Rodeo. Although this was truly…Continue Reading “MEET ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE STUDENT MARTI GALLO”

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Press Release   Candace Bilbrey, a kindergarten teacher at Van Buren Elementary, smiles for the camera as she and her teaching team play Duck-Duck-Goose with the Caldwell Police Department. Van Buren Elementary hit the pavement in downtown Caldwell to hide painted rocks for the Caldwell students, one of the tasks of a teacher scavenger hunt the week before school started. The team building activity sought to bring the school and community together with a fun spin. The entire Van Buren staff met at the Caldwell…Continue Reading “VAN BUREN ELEMENTARY ON THE HUNT IN DOWNTOWN CALDWELL”

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By Jackie Amende, FCS Extension Educator, University of Idaho Extension – Canyon County Have you ever thought about how many hours a day you sit? Is it 6 hours, 8 hours, or even 10 hours? Many of us work a sedentary job where we are sitting all day long with very limited breaks to get up and move. Research is showing that these long hours of sitting are having large impacts on our health. Studies show that the more time you spend sitting still, the…Continue Reading “SITTING TOO MUCH IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH”

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By Judy Boothe We welcome all to visit the Indian Creek Museum at 1122 Main St. This building is unique as we volunteers try to preserve its history and story. The basic building was built in the early 50’s by Dr. Finck who practiced medicine there, including surgeries, taking x-rays and doing lab work. There were two additions to the building, one that housed what Dr. Finck thought would be another family doctor, but ended up being Dr. Gulley, a dentist, with his wife Opal,…Continue Reading “WELCOME TO OUR MEMORIES INDIAN CREEK MUSEUM”

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