page 1 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 New Plymouth, Idaho, September 13, 2004 3 Chevrolet and the Idaho FFA announced the launch of the FFA/Chevrolet Scholarship Pro- gram, part of state-wide fundraising campaign that will generate scholarship funds for middle and high school students across Idaho . In its second year, the FFA/Chevrolet Schol- arship Program is part of Chevrolet 9s continu- ing commitment to FFA. Chevrolet has been a proud sponsor of the FFA more than 58 years.
Until October 22, 2004 , Idaho FFA members will attend a variety of events across the state to request $5.00 donations in support of the FFA/Chevrolet Scholarship Program. With each $5.00 donation, individuals are registered to win a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The Chev- rolet Silverado is GM 9s best-selling vehicle and continues to set new standards for per- formance and capability.
Also, consumers can take their donation ticket stub to any partici- pating Chevrolet dealers and receive a FFA/ Chevrolet T-shirt. cWe encourage parents, family, neighbors and friends of Idaho FFA members to support this program by providing a $5.00 donation at football games, community meetings or even inquiring about the FFA/Chevrolet Scholarship Program at their local Chevrolet dealership, ... more. less.
d stated Kevin Barker, Chap- ter Advisor. cThis innovative program increases FFA programs, pays for chapter fees and enhance the development of Idaho 9s future leaders. d Launched last year in North Carolina and South Carolina, the FFA/Chevrolet Schol- arship Program has grown to more than 29 states across the country.<br><br> Students in the Carolinas raised more than $255,000 for their FFA chapters. In 2004, the FFA/ Chevrolet Scholarship Program hopes to raise more than $2.5 million nationally. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their poten- tial for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.<br><br> Founded in 1929, the FFA be- gan as an organization of young people who wanted to develop their farming and leadership skills. Today Idaho FFA serves more than 120 students who enroll in local agricultural education programs in the state 9s secondary schools. These students are served by one agricultural teacher.<br><br> Chevrolet has been a proud sponsor of the FFA for almost 60 years. Chevrolet is a division of General Motors (NYSE: GM), the world's largest vehicle manufacturer. GM designs, builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide, and has been the global automotive sales leader since 1931.<br><br> GM employs about 325,000 people around the world. Presort Standard Permit #10 New Plymouth, ID 83655 From: New Plymouth News, LLC To: Postal Customer PO Box 10 New Plymouth, ID 83655 New Plymouth, ID 83655 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Cross Country p 2 Spelling Puzzles p 3 Elem. Sch.<br><br> News. p 3 School Lunch Menu p 3 High School Counselor p 4 Library corner p 4 Senior Center p 5 Features, Kiwanis p 6 MS XC p 7 XC photos p 8 Pilgrim Press 9 IDFG pp 10-11 Legislators in the News p 11 Mayor 9s Message p 12 From the Editor p 12 Classifieds p 13 Church News p 14 Letters, Notices, Opinions p 15 Calendar p 16 This double-cantaloupe weighed in over 11 pounds. It was grown by New Plymouth resi- dent Betty.<br><br> Pearson. She donated this ex- traordinary fruit to a neighbor family who enjoyed eating it very much. Said one little boy in the family, cYum.<br><br> It 9s tasty!. d Looks don 9t matter much when you 9re 6 years old. After getting over the fruit 9s odd appearance, other members of the family also enjoyed the fresh-grown cantaloupe. It had two seed chambers, with a large amount of flesh where the two fruits joined together.<br><br> (This writer also learned how to spell ccantaloupe d for this article. She 9s been spelling it incorrectly for a long time.) What in the WORLD is that? Locally-grown fruit looks odd but tastes just fine.<br><br> New Plymouth FFA Officers pose with this nice truck from Hanigan Motors in Ontario. The truck will be raffled off this fall as part of a fund-raiser for the FFA program. In the truck are, back row: Tiffany Allen, Liz Valdes, and Amy Faust.<br><br> Front row: Randi Barker, Kathy Hawker, Katie Shoemaker, and Ehryn Kraft. A special thank you to Scott Russell of the Hanigan Family GM Store in Ontario for helping us so much with bringing the truck to our events CHEVROLET AND IDAHO FFA LAUNCH THE FFA/CHEVROLET SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Program Awards Truck to One Lucky Winner and Raises Funds for IDAHO Students page 2 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 IdahoSports.com THE Source for Idaho High School Sports News www.IdahoSports.com Editor@IdahoSports.com Next Cross Country Meet: " Friday Sept 17 at the Catherine Creek Scamper at Catherine Creek State Park, Upper Picnic Area. " http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_17.php says there is a $9 parking fee for private cars in the park.<br><br> " Races begin at 2:30 Pacific Time (3:30 Mountain) " Middle School races at 2:30, boys & girls together. 1.2 miles. " Next race is JV Boys, followed by ALL the High School girls.<br><br> " Final Race is Varsity Boys " Awards ceremony after last race. " The bus LEAVES at 11:45. " PACK A LUNCH.<br><br> WE WILL BE LEAVING BEFORE SCHOOL LUNCH IS SERVED. " Many teams from Oregon & Washington will be there. This gives us an op- portunity to race with different people than usual.<br><br> How much does it cost to attend New Plymouth High School home games? Cost to attend the games is $5 for adults, $3 for elementary students, $3 for high school & middle school stu- dents with ASB cards, $5 for high school & middle school students WITHOUT ASB cards, $3 for Senior Citizens. Season Passes for all New Plymouth home games are available from the office for $200 for family pass, $100 for individual.<br><br> Cub Scouts Cub Scouts is for all boys first through fifth grade. If you are interested in joining the community Pack, please come to the parent and scout meeting on Sept. 21st, at 7:00pm in the Catho- lic Church basement, 217 W.<br><br> Elm. Registration fee is $20.00. All boys are welcome.<br><br> If you have questions, call Pierrette Harris, 278-0123. Parent volunteers are always appreci- ated! Cross Country Report Saturday Sept 11, 2004 Oregon Trail Run at Bully Creek Dam, Vale, Oregon GIRLS Place Name Time 2 Katie McKie 22:58 12 Randee Jo Erickson 25:35 17 Halynn Harrison 26:44 18 Jessica Kynoch 26:57 24 Ashley Brown 29:32 27 Jessica Mena 30:16 28 Cyndi Marion 31:54 30 Cristina Guerra 33:18 33 Christina Colvin 34:11 35 Amanda Bicandi 34:22 36 Kathy Hawker 34:27 38 Alex Case 35:41 BOYS 6 Josh Shaver 19:28 12 Kerry Brown 21:30 15 Robert Armstrong 22:00 19 Tyler Forsberg 23:04 24 LJ Blay 26:11 25 Aaron Case 26:22 26 Chad Soto 26:48 28 Nathan Manser 27:23 30 Joe McGinley 37:16 Team scoring: both teams placed 2nd!<br><br> The race was very different from any we 9ve had so far this year. There were hills (up and down), varying terrain (pavement, dirt, gravel, grass, and a beach). There were weeds and snakes (according to one of the middle school girls).<br><br> The race organizers arranged to have awards for the top 20 finish- ers. We had 4 girls and 4 boys finish in the top 20, taking home ribbons (Katie got a medal). On Friday this week we go to Union, Oregon for a meet.<br><br> We will probably be the only Idaho team in attendance. Our friends from Vale and Ontario should be there, however. This is a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of one of Oregon 9s state parks, while practicing our race without the stress of compet- ing with any of our District teams present.<br><br> Good work so far, Pilgrims. See you at practice. GIRLS Place Name Time 16 Katie McKie 23:23 42 Randee Jo Erickson 26:20 44 Jessica Kynoch 26:41 52 Halynn Harrison 27:49 56 Ashley Brown 28:42 62 Stephanie Lloyd 30:41 68 Alex Case 35:00 JV Girls (out of 35 JV runners) 10 Jessica Mena 30:50 12 Cyndi Marion 31:23 20 Christina Colvin 33:25 23 Cristina Guerra 33:54 26 Kathy Hawker 34:36 27 Amana Bicandi 36:20 28 Dawn Hughes 52:06 BOYS 19 Josh Shaver 19:34 22 David Claypool 19:46 36 Darin Lloyd 20:45 47 Kerry Brown 21:35 49 Brandon Roberts 21:50 60 Tyler Forsberg 22:42 75 Aaron Case 24:53 JV Boys (out of JV runners) 9 Robert Armstrong 21:43 23 James Pollock 24:24 25 JJ Claypool 24:50 33 Chad Soto 25:52 39 LJ Blay 26:22 42 Nathan Manser 27:03 Homedale 9s racecourse is a loop-y course.<br><br> To run it, one has to take four big loops around the Home- dale football field and surrounding neighborhood. There are some small hills to climb. The weather was hot.<br><br> The course was a chal- lenge for most of the New Ply- mouth team. In a race that was a bit bigger than the New Plymouth race last week, our team set out to do its best. The new-comers quickly learned the cross country truth that cno two racecourses are the same. d It 9s not like Track & Field where one track is essentially the same as another.<br><br> In cross country, you get different terrain, different weather, and, sometimes, different distances. Homedale 9s course is a little longer than ours, at 5060 meters (instead of 5000 meters). We had a few run- ners making their 2004 cross coun- try debut: Dawn Hughes did a fan- tastic job.<br><br> She spent a long time out there on the course, working harder than anyone at the meet. Robert Armstrong, James Pollock, JJ Claypool , and LJ Blay were the boys who got out there for their first race. The first race is a learning experi- ence.<br><br> You learn what it means to race 3.2 miles ( cIt 9s hard work, over and over again. d) And if you 9re smart, then you figure out what you need to work on to im- prove your experience next time. We had a little shuffling at the Var- sity level. For the girls: Alex limped through most of the race with a sore shin.<br><br> Her final time was too long, so JV runner Jessica Mena will take her place next race as a Varsity runner. For the boys, Robert Armstrong beat out Aaron Case for a Varsity position. Stuff happens in cross country.<br><br> You have to race well each time, be- cause you never know what 9s going to change! 2nd Annual Snake River Invitational Cross Country Meet at Homedale Thursday Sept 9, 2004 Snake River Invitational Cross Country Meet 2004 3 Boys Results 3 (82 Finishers) Team Scores: 1. Emmett 74; 2.<br><br> Middleton 88; 3. Vale (Oregon) 96; 4. Weiser 110; 5.<br><br> McCall- Donnelly 133; 6. Mountain Home 140 ; 7. New Ply- mouth 146 ; 8.<br><br> Ontario (Oregon) 163; 9. Payette 230; 10. Homedale 263; 11.<br><br> Cole Valley Christian 276. Inc. Teams: Melba, Fruitland, Rimrock, Nyssa (Oregon), Greenleaf Friends Academy, Cambridge, Meadows Valley Snake River Invitational Cross Country Meet 2004 3 Girls Results 3 (67 Finishers) Team Scores : 1.<br><br> Weiser 30; 2. Emmett 78; 3. McCall-Donnelly 121; 4.<br><br> Vale (Oregon) 122; 5. Middleton 147; 6. Greenleaf Friends Academy 170; 7.<br><br> Ontario (Oregon) 184; 8. Council 189; 9. New Plymouth 191; 10.<br><br> Homedale 192; 11. Payette 236. Inc.<br><br> Teams: Melba, Fruitland, Cole Valley Christian page 3 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 This Week 9s Spelling Words 9 Puzzles Created by Scott Moscrip School Lunch Menu Wed Sept 15 Taco Salad, Chips, Applesauce, Cinnamon Rolls, Milk Thurs Sept 16 Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Peaches, Milk Fri Sept 17 Weiner Roll-Ups, Tater Tots, Salad, Pears, Rice Krispy Treat, Milk Mon Sept 20 Macaroni & Cheese, Ham, Salad, Corn, Fruit Salad, Milk Tues Sept 21 Chef Salad, Cheese Crackers, Carrots, Applesauce, Milk Free breakfast is served for any student at each of the school buildings before school starts each morning! 3 rd Grade Test 9/17/04 B H L O P B H B R P M D I R U P E O C Y O U N O J Q M N P P R N R D E D S O C K T Y D D T I E G H C U M E O I B H K B E T F Z O Q V C Z S Y T G F R G B S V A U W B L T U H O H Z P D H D S C W A X U O Q V R V V E R O C T W M P K C U L O O N D N A Z G S P A B D P P T F X V P L O T K P K K AND BEEN CROP DODGE DOES DROP DRUM DUSK HAVE HOP HUNT LOT LUCK MUCH POND RUB SHUT SOCK TROOPS WON Elementary School News Back-to-School Basics As we start our third week of school, routine has settled in. As a parent, the interest you show in your children 9s activities will have a dramatic effect on their level of success in the classroom.<br><br> Here are some suggestions for helping your child make the most out of school. FOR AN ALERT MIND: *Encourage your children to talk about their day in school. If you are interested in what they are doing and think it is impor- tant, they will too.<br><br> *Help your child develop good study habits. Help your child fall into a homework routine. Don 9t let TV become a bad habit.<br><br> *Praise your child when they deserve it. When praise has been earned, when things are going well at school, tell your child how proud you are. Praise is a great confidence builder.<br><br> *Be positive about school. Your own attitudes and reactions about school will affect the way your child thinks about school. FOR A SOUND BODY: *Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep.<br><br> Establish a regular bedtime for school nights and stick to it. *Don 9t let your child sleep late on a school day. Your child needs plenty of time to get ready, have a good breakfast and get dressed.<br><br> Your child should be wide awake by the time the school day begins. *Your child should be dressed in neat, comfortable clothing. The temptation is to start the year with new clothes and shoes.<br><br> Be sure they fit properly and are comfortable throughout the year. Please consider changes in the weather and prepare your child to be comfortable during recess and lunch breaks. We provide opportunities for parents to be involved in the school in many ways.<br><br> Please take the opportunity to participate and enjoy your child 9s school experience. Nurse Nishizaki 9s Notes&. By Suzanne Nishizaki, R.N.<br><br> It 9s time to check the vision, hearing and weight of our first, third, and fifth graders. This year the screening dates are Sept. 14th and 15th.<br><br> Once again, the Payette Lion 9s Club will be pro- viding volunteers and equipment to assist in the screening. If your child fails to pass our vision screening, you will be no- tified and he/she will be referred to the eye doctor for further testing. If your family needs financial support for eye exams, please call me.<br><br> If your child fails to pass the hearing screening, you will be notified and the results will be reviewed by Lynn Reece, audi- ologist from the Elks Rehabilitation Hospital. If necessary, Ms. Reece will provide a more complete hearing evaluation of your child 9s hearing when she visits our school.<br><br> You will receive a report of her findings in the mail. If you have any questions, please call me at 278-5333. Please save BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION .<br><br> The school 9s goal is $750 to use toward playground equipment and extra supplies. Each box top is worth about 10 cents. Last year we collected $680 worth.<br><br> Helping trucks find freight for 8 years. 1-800-203-2540 5th Grade S Q S L E W C U C U M B E R L U O U E V D E E I T N V E S S O H O J O N W N S E F S E U P R U N I R R C O T Y R B E I I E L I O P L O U U E N O C T E H M M L U B B T B K Y O R C U C U O D Z I R M U C O M R A D A R E V R U I P H Z M Y I S A E E U T L T S Z A S S U M E W R M N Y Z W X S P I R E Z Z N T O Y G I E U A N O I N U E R C V R L T L G W E I V J I V K A E E D Z F N O J F L E U R C W ASSUME BOOM BOOST CONTRIBUTE CRUEL CUCUMBER DISPUTE FLEW GREW INCLUDE JUICY LOSE NEPHEW OMINOUS PROVE REMOVE REUNION RUMOR SHORELINE SPIRE SUITCASE TIMBERS TREACHEROUS TRULY VIEW 4th Grade M I S S C E H G N T V A R K L U N C H O B S U U P T I I W E R H T O N U U J A T T G R E B M U L S T T R C I E R N E W S C A S T I O B T U A W V S U M E R V M N Q U R M X R R P N U U M E W U D T Q C Z H O N J U L F E U E D M T R D K T T E P G F T C U I R F U U E U N J U I O I L A U W N M D O P D U M X U L G T E H F B V P R K V P J M L H P A N J P F W T U S U I T L E J L W E L B H S Z B C L ATTITUDE BLEW BRUSH COMMUTE CONTINUE CRUMB DONE DUE DULL FEW FRUIT GLUE JUICE LUNCH NEWSCAST PUMP SLUMBER SUIT SUM THREW TRUE TRUNK TRUTH TUBE TUNE 5th Grade Advanced L E T M U I N O M E D N A P P N F H Z P C D E X T E R I T Y E A O Z D A N A I L A I V U L L A A N I O C I D K B R I R M W B H S I I T R B B N N O R T L C H R T X N C C O M O N O S A C C H A R I D E S N A V H U T D A D S E O A D A U T I S O P H I E E Z O N L I E O Z R T T O O Q Y L E L O L A E N E Y I S R D N O H R L M Y T T I I T H C I I O E G T G I A O T M I O D C K D A O X Q R C V N B U O L S V T E A N I V R A Z I A L A Z C V H A N D J S W L W C V O C I I C I O N P Z O M P K S L V G S S O S A D I E J P P A R A M E D I C A L S H V I S S Y G O L O O Z O T O R P E G A K S ALLUVIAL ASTRONOMICAL BOUILLABAISSE DEXTERITY DIATONIC DICOTYLEDON DIELECTRIC DISTINCTION DOLTISHNESS MONOSACCHARIDE PANDEMONIUM PANICSTRICKEN PARAMEDICAL PROTOZOOLOGY SWARTHY VOLUMINOUS VOODOOISM XENOPHOBIA ZLOTY ZOROASTRIAN page 4 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 The Clinic at New Plymouth Back to school sports physical Special $15 by appointment only Price good from August 2 to September 30, 2004 Must have current immunization record For appointments call 278-3406 112 So. Plymouth New Plymouth, ID BANDANNA RUNNING AND WALKING SHOP cA run a day keeps extinction away! d 5th & Main, Downtown Boise.<br><br> 386-9017 www.bandannarunning.com CITY LIBRARY CORNER Our hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Tues - Fri. 278-5338. For all you adults wondering about Mr.<br><br> Wiggle, he is the Amoral Tuttle Public Library 9s mascot! You can recognize him by his purple glasses, that and he hap- pens to be a six foot long stuffed green worm. Not many of them stuffed green bookworms around and he 9s pretty unique to New Plymouth.<br><br> He loves to cuddle and play with children but his favorite hobby is reading. Thus his nickname Mr. Wiggle the bookworm!<br><br> Mr. Wiggle has escaped from the Library 2 weeks ago and is making a trek around New Plymouth. If you happen to see him stop by and tell Librarian Talya and pick up your reward.<br><br> We love to track his progress around the town. If you haven 9t been participating in the Mr. Wiggle hunt you are missing out on a whole lot of giggles!<br><br> I 9ll give you a hint on his first stop 3 remember the books cWhere 9s Waldo? d 3 you can put two and two together! Put a smile on your face and locate Mr. Wiggle today!<br><br> Volunteers, volunteers, volunteers! Are you looking for something to do a couple of hours each week? Well, the Library is looking for you.<br><br> I need a couple of helpers. The duties will not be very strenuous and besides you get to pick your own hours! I am specifically looking for a cou- ple of people that will learn the computer system and help cover the Library when I am out.<br><br> If you think you can fit the Library image (you know - the shhh finger and hair bun or the fearless librarian that eats worms but hope- fully not Mr. Wiggle) stop by and talk to Librarian Talya at Ar- moral Tuttle Public Library or call at 278- 5338. High School Counselor 9s Corner How to Help Your Child Plan For the Future Although many parents may feel otherwise, they really do have a powerful influence on their children, according to a study reported by the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education in its publication, Employers, Families and Education ( http://pfie.ed.gov .) Yet 51 percent of today 9s parents feel that families do not have enough time together, according to another study cited in the publication funded by the U.S.<br><br> Department of Education. One major role of parents includes helping children envision the future. The tips and topics are listed below to help you engage your children in that very important discussion.<br><br> If you child is a If your child is a Middle school student: High School Student: * Discuss your child 9s skill, interests, * Help your child make independent abilities and goals to help plan for decisions. the future. * Encourage participation in service- * Encourage exploration of all kinds oriented activities in the community.<br><br> of post-secondary education opportunities. * Help children meet a variety of workers * Involve yourself in your child 9s by arranging job observations, field future planning. Trips or personal interviews.<br><br> * Use guided money management and * Give certain economic and allow your child to make economic responsibilities. choices. * Allow children to work part-time * Encourage job awareness.<br><br> outside the home. * Be flexible as the decision making process evolves. It takes patience and numerous modifications.<br><br> Dr. Jim Gill has a reputation for relating well with young adolescents. He 9s both an educator and parent-the principal of Pleasant Ridge Middle Scholl in Blue Valley School District in Johnson County, Kansas, and the father of three grown daughters.<br><br> He has served on the board of the Na- tional Middle School Association and, for the past decade, as a member of the U.S. Department of Education 9s Blue Ribbon Schools Panel. He has three suggestions for engaging your child in conver- sation.<br><br> Time is important. Gill can recall a time before fast food restaurants and working parents when there was time to be with children and talk with them. cIt is tempting, after a week on the road, to spend a Saturday and even a Sunday on the golf course, c he acknowledges, cbut start a habit of spending some constructive minutes, some quality time with your child when you are home.<br><br> Turn off television. cThere 9s a National TV- Turnoff Week in April every year. It should happen a lot more often.<br><br> You must make time to do some- thing important with your child, d says Gill. Statistics compiled by the TV Turnoff Network ( http://ww.tvturnoff.org/Factsand figPage.htm ) in- dicated that 10 hours per week of TV watching is shown to negatively affect academic achievement. Yet the average American youth spends 900 hours a year in school and watches 1,500 hour of television a year.<br><br> Start talking now. cIf a family hasn 9t spent time talking together, it can be awkward to start and can be seen by young people as a 8phony deal, 9 by start anyway, d Gill recommends. cBegin by talking about things that are important to the young person 3 something interesting they 9ve done or participated in or something that happened at school.<br><br> That can lead into a discussion of more important things in life, like a discussion about the future. cTime with your children flies so fast that you have to spend it wisely, d he says. This article appeared in American Careers: Volume 2: Number 1, copyright 2001 Special Parent Edition School Directory District Office 278-5740 Elementary School 278-5333 Middle School 278-5788 High School 278-5311 Transportation Dept 278-3168 Treasure Valley Mennonite School 2110 SW 1 st Ave 278-3368 ENGAGING STUDENTS IN CONVERSATION page 5 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 SECURITY STORAGE CARS JUNK FURNITURE BOATS BOXES INVENTORY 9 SIZES 4120 UNITS 4FENCED & LIGHTED 315 E.<br><br> IDAHO, NEW PLYMOUTH, ID 83655 RES. MGR. PH / FAX 208-278-5556 JUSTIN & MELISSA FRATES E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org OWNERS ALAN & BEVERLY BLAIR SINCE 1982 Canyon County Stars Do you like to dance?<br><br> Come and join us every Monday night, starting October 4th. New dancers meet from 7 - 8-30 pm. Mainstream dance from 8:30 - 10 pm.<br><br> The dance location is at the Fort Boise Restaurant at 4808 East Cleveland Blvd (between Caldwell and Nampa). For additional information, please call Ben or Patty Steen- son at 453-9939. Thursday September 16 Stuffed pasta w/meat sauce, buttered peas, Waldorf salad, apple cake, bread & butter.<br><br> Coffee, tea or milk. Tuesday September 21 Roast Beef, Mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, vegetable Jell-O salad, chocolate cherry cake, bread & butter. Coffee, tea or milk.<br><br> Friday Breakfast Menu Pancakes, Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Hash-Brown Potatoes, Choice of Fruit, Orange Juice, V-8 Juice, Coffee, Tea, Milk, or Hot Chocolate Senior Center Menu The Senior Corner The New Plymouth Senior Center. " We have meals on Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Breakfast on Fridays 8:00 am to 9:00 am " If you are in need of cMeals on Wheels d call before 10:30 am.<br><br> We deliver 5 days a week. " Every 2 nd Tuesday is the foot clinic, which is provided by Holy Rosary Medical Center. " Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar testing is on the last Thursday of the month, which is provided by Sun Bridge of Payette.<br><br> " Also starting on Tuesdays we have Adult Day Care service which is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm every Tuesday. " We will be planning some day trips with the bus soon. Keeps watching the Center and the paper for those upcoming dates and times.<br><br> Come join the fun, hope to see you at the meals or just come on in to chat. Hair We Are cBecause Everyone 9s A Hair Different d Harmony Harrison , Stylist/Owner 642-4183 128 S Main St (next to Tips) Payette, ID Open Mon - Sat 9 am - 5 pm Helping trucks find freight for 8 years. 1-800-203-2540 Senior Center Birthdays Month of September: Ilene Empey, Fern Anderson, Bill God- schalx, Jack Grahm, Gordon Collinsworth, Juanita Arnold, Robert Shockley, Eugene Spencer, Franics Car- leen, Elva Garcia, Mar- garet Acevedo, Tom Elder, Harold E Wall Home Tour is Scheduled Payette Friday Musicale is hosting a Home Tour on October 2nd at three homes in Payette and three in Fruitland.<br><br> The homes will be viewed from 2 to 5 pm. Tickets for the event are $6 per person and can be purchased from any Musicale member or call Kathy Borgholthaus at 642-4161. Tick- ets are also available at Greif Music Stores.<br><br> Proceeds from the social affair will go into the annual scholar- ship fund for the group. Friday Musicale awards two scholarships to Payette County students each year. page 6 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 IdahoSports.com THE Source for Idaho High School Sports News www.IdahoSports.com Editor@IdahoSports.com Helping trucks find freight for 8 years.<br><br> 1-800-203-2540 City /County Directory City Hall 278-5338 Emergency 911 Post Office 278-5868 Library 278-5338 Sheriff 642-6006 The Neighbor 9s Cat: My First Meow By Scott Moscrip Neighbor was all tomcat when he first moved in. He didn 9t like to be petted, except by Mark, he loved to chase things (playing cstring d was his favorite game), and he never meowed. But even with all these anti-social behaviors, the one that finally got him into trouble was his cmarking d of his territory.<br><br> Being the cman of the house d and knowing a good thing when he saw it, he started staking his territory. He marked the trees, the house siding, the little roof where he hung out, rocks, plants, and other things. One day mom caught him marking the couch, grabbed him in the act, and put him outside.<br><br> Shortly after that she caught him marking the refrig- erator (of course he thought it was his) and that got him banished to the outside for a week. But the final straw was when she opened the little pantry door in the kitchen (where the meow mix was stored) and he raced into the closet and pro- ceeded to mark his bag of food (it was his so it needed marked). Exasperated because of his territorialism, mom asked dad what could be done to get him to stop marking his territory.<br><br> Dad called the vet and the vet suggested that making him an 8it, 9 cfixing him d would probably cure him of this habit. So in he went to the vet and the vet cfixed him. d It was amazing the change that came over him. He still loved to chase things, but he learned to love to be petted by other people, even my little brother and sister, and he stopped marking his territory (including the food pantry).<br><br> But the biggest surprise oc- curred about a week after he got home. While mom opened a can of food for him, he meowed. No one had ever heard him meow before so in addition to all the other things, fixing Neighbor helped him find his voice, which he used very effectively in communicating his wants and needs through the rest of his life.<br><br> The Kiwanis Club of New Plymouth will met on Monday September 13 for Officer Installation at 7 pm at the New Plymouth Senior Center. President is Randy Frates. Vice President is Faye Walters.<br><br> 2nd Vice President is Elaine Lar- son. Treasurer is Gordon Collinsworth. Secretary is Jeannette Mayer.<br><br> New board members are: The club will resume a normal meeting schedule next Mon- day, the 20th, when we will meet at noon at the Senior Cen- ter. The school and local businesses provide the bulk of the spe- cial programs that the club enjoys hearing each week. We hope you will come join us for lunch sometime and see if the Club is right for you.<br><br> KIWANIS CLUB OF NEW PLYMOUTH By cJunior d Hamilton The daily walks were getting more and more interesting. It was still winter in Ari- zona so that meant it didn 9t get over 75 degrees during the morning. Afternoons 3 now that 9s another story.<br><br> Von was teaching me to WAIT at intersections, STAY BESIDE ME and to STOP when I tried to run off from her. She 9d tried to teach me to COME. I decided I could Come or NOT.<br><br> She could say that word till she was blue in the face. I didn 9t ever plan to be SUMMONED! And she could stop that kissy noise she made with her mouth when she wanted me to come.<br><br> Very annoying! I promised you I 9d tell you about my first romance. Well, it was really only in the cpuppy love d category.<br><br> I was still a little fellow and not old enough to get seriously involved. I should have said ckitty love d since that 9s what it turned out to be. We met one morning as I was walking along minding my own business.<br><br> That 9s what I was doing the day the cactus at- tacked me remember? Minding my own business. She wandered out into the street and I spotted her.<br><br> Maybe her first adven- ture into the Big World. First we touched noses and Von snapped our picture. Then the fun began.<br><br> She slinked (slithered?) all the way down my left side. Then she re- peated the caress on the other side. As if that wasn 9t enough teasing, she rolled over on her back so I could nibble tufts of hair off her tummy.<br><br> Von called her a hussy and I agreed. She was too fast for me. I was a nervous wreck.<br><br> The next morning 3 there she was again. Already on her back and expecting me to play with her 3 as cats tend to do. Her mother arrived about that time and gave her a cuff to the head.<br><br> She dutifully followed her parent back into her own driveway. I was glad Mama cat didn 9t cuff me one. I had nothing to do with the little flirt.<br><br> I saw her from time to time after that. She was friendly and walked a little ways with me. She didn 9t try any more of that slinking stuff.<br><br> I 9d enjoyed it but didn 9t want Von to think I was looking for love in all the wrong places. Von was so good to walk with me every day and go where I wanted to go. Didn 9t insist to go where she wanted to.<br><br> Sometimes we even ran part of the way. Somehow I sensed I 9d better keep Von happy. Puppy Love, Dachshund-puppy-style page 7 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 Middle School Cross Country The Middle School Cross Country team competed in a 1.6 mile race out at Bully Creek Dam last Saturday, Sept 11th.<br><br> Only three of the girls could make the trip and compete, but each one did a great job. New-comer Chantelle Chase tried out the race. She said it was hard work but fun.<br><br> The boys took enough for a team. Mark Rios took home a medal for 2nd place. Coben Hoch tried really hard to beat the 3rd place boy to get the bronze, but he was happy to settle for a 4th-place ribbon.<br><br> The race organizers had ribbons for the top 20 finishers in each race and participation ribbons for everyone else. After the race, the runners carried their ribbons around with them for the rest of the afternoon while the high school team raced. We get to go back to Bully Creek Dam on October 2nd, where we plan to have a BBQ after the races.<br><br> Bully Creek Dam is located several miles west of Vale. Race Results: GIRLS Place Name Time 7 Sondra Forsberg 11:52 10 Stephanie Shaver 12:08 25 Charly Moscrip 18:01 Chantelle Chase also ran in 19:47, but she didn 9t get to officially finish the course because she has not had 10 practices yet. BOYS 2 Mark Rios 10:08 4 Coben Hoch 10:13 8 Ben Hughes 11:43 22 Ben Byers 13:24 25 Connor White 13:42 26 Jason Bellegante 13:48 Devin Durfee also ran in 13:50, but he didn 9t get to officially finish the course because he has not had 10 practices yet.<br><br> The runners listen to last-minute instructions from the starter before the race began. Pictured are Ben Byers, Coben Hoch, Mark Rios, and Ben Hughes. Connor White and Jason Bellegante sprint for the finish line.<br><br> Connor had a bit more speed in him and finish just seconds ahead of Jason. Chantelle Chase persevered to the end of the race. Ben Hughes gives the camera a nice, cheesy grin as he holds up his 8th-place ribbon.<br><br> Left: Coben Hoch proudly shows off his 4th-place ribbon. Right: Vale HS/MS Cross Country coach counts the run- ners in the race. It 9s nice to know how many started the race so that they know later if someone got lost.<br><br> page 8 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 New Plymouth City Website: www.npidaho.com City Council minutes and agendas, city ordinance info, Chamber of Commerce news, and more. Newspaper Info: Editor: Anne Moscrip 278-3330 editor@ newplymouthnews.com PO Box 10 New Plymouth, ID 83655 Article submission deadline: Friday prior to publication. Printed by the Idaho Press Tribune, Nampa, Idaho High School Girls Cross Country runners who competed last Saturday at Bully Creek Dam: .<br><br> Front row: Randee Jo Erickson, Amanda Bicandi, and Halynn Harrison. Next row: Cyndi Marion, Alex Case, Ashley Brown, Jessica Kynoch, Cristina Guerra, and Jessica Mena. In very back: Christina Colvin, Katie McKie, Coach Monica White (you can see her cap), and Kathy Hawker.<br><br> The girls did a great job and worked hard to complete a challenging course. Their team went home with 2nd place recognition. High School Boys Cross Country runners who competed last Saturday at Bully Creek Dam: Front row: Chad Soto, Tyler Forsberg, and Nathan Manser.<br><br> Back row: Kerry Brown, Josh Shaver, Robert Armstrong, Aaron Case, LJ Blay, and Joe McGinley. Several of the regular Varsity runners were unable to attend this meet, so LJ, Aaron, and Chad stepped up to be Varsity runners for the day. The team did great, placing 2nd at the meet.<br><br> Middle School Cross Country runners who competed last Saturday at Bully Creek Dam: Back Row: Chantelle Chase, Mark Rios, Ben Hughes, and Charly Moscrip. Middle Row: Sondra Forsberg, Stephanie Shaver, Connor White, and Coben Hoch. Front Row: Devin Durfee, Jason Bellegante, and Ben Byers.<br><br> Not enough girls went to make a team, but the boys team placed 2nd! Local New Plymouth 6-year-old MX Racer David Cornett won the Big Nasty 500cc Class. Congratulations, David!<br><br> High School & Middle School Cross Country Team photos page 9 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 Pilgrim Press Walking or driving? Wanting to drive but having no license yet? Three drivers education ses- sions are available this year: fall, spring and summer.<br><br> The fall session begins Oct. 11and ends Nov. 23.<br><br> The spring class goes from Jan.23 to Mar.15 and the summer one is May 16- June 28. Each of the school sessions, fall and spring, enroll 15 stu- dents. The summer session takes in 30 students.<br><br> The class cost of $105 is used by the School District pay for gas, car rental, and salaries. Stu- dents must pay an additional thirty dollars to the D.M.V. Sign ups for the fall session began Monday Sep 13 and con- tinue thru next Thursday Sep.<br><br> 23. To make it fair for all, the 15 students who have the earliest birthdays are selected first from each sign up. Class time is from 7 to 8 a.m.<br><br> and then driving practice is after school. The class sessions are taught by Mrs. Irene Trunnell and Mr.<br><br> Duncan Trunnell teaches the driving practice ses- sions. Parents and students should note that there is a white board in the school library with more information about dates and sign ups. Another option would be to take private lessons either in Caldwell or in Emmett.<br><br> The instructors in Caldwell are Karen Ryales and Dawn Ingram. Cost, travel distance, and course time are the differences. Private lessons usually cost around $250 and the sessions tend to be a little shorter.<br><br> Although most kids to prefer to take the schools classes, some students who are in sports or doing other activities choose private lessons so they finish sooner. Students and parents both are eager to have students legal for driving to and from sports prac- tices and work. Driver 9s Ed class begins this week for fifteen 8oldest 9 students who enroll By Sonia Jimenez Volleyball team tops Payette but drops another to Homedale Trojans Varsity girls faced the Payette Pirates a second time on Sep.<br><br> 9. The girls played three matches and won all three. Their first match score was 25-23, followed by 25-23 in their second.<br><br> Their winning third match was 25-17. They had a tournament this past weekend on Sep. 11 in Burns.<br><br> The JV girls also went up against the Pirates. Of their three matches, they won two of the three. They won the first, lost the second, and came back to win the game with the last match.<br><br> Sophomore Ashlee Perry had 3 blocks. Alisha Shipman had the most kills followed by Kaycee McLees. Varsity went up against the Homedale Trojans Sep.<br><br> 7. The Grims lost their first match 17- 25, but won the second 25-16. They lost 17-25 and 15-25 in the By Larissa Bleeker FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of Amer- ica) started the year with a Leadership day.<br><br> It was held today Sep. 15 in the Vendome in Weiser. The cost was $5 per student.<br><br> President Diedre Schmelzer, Vice President Erik Davison, and Treasurer Stuart Davis were among the 22 stu- dents who signed up to attend the workshop. The organization is also going to Salt Lake City Nov. 19-21 for Clusters.<br><br> At Clusters, FCCLA members have a chance to meet and interact with other members across the country. They will benefit from key note speakers, attend workshops, and get to sight see as well as attend an evening dance. The cost for each student to attend the SLC convention is $180.<br><br> Students interested in going to Clusters need to help with fundraisers. The club will raise money by selling caramel apples, and kettle corn during Homecoming week . Also FCCLA is in charge of the Christmas dance Dec 11.<br><br> The dance will be formal this year. This dance and the club dues will also add to their budget. FCCLA annual dues are $15.<br><br> Advisor Lisa Higbee tells all students that canyone is welcome to join. d She reminds them to cmake sure to listen to the morning announce- ments in the next two weeks for a membership drive activity. d Students interested in FCCLA should contact Mrs. Higby in room 7. FCCLA is a club where students can take part in an ulti- mate leadership experience.<br><br> Family/Career club in Weiser today for workshop By: Katie Cutts The Senate page program allows U.S. Senators to select students to be a youth aide. The com- petition is tough, out of the fifty states only thirty stu- dents will be se- lected for this five month opportu- nity.<br><br> A page 9s day would begin at 6:15 a.m. when they attend school for three hours, or until 9:00 a.m. The students will then go to work on the Senate floor and offices until 5:00 p.m., or until the Senate adjourns.<br><br> The students 9 work includes delivering mes- sages and legislative materials, taking messages for the members of Senate, calling them to the phone, preparing the Chamber for the Senate sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the desk. To be eligible for this opportunity a student must be a junior in high school and must be 16 or 17 by the date of appointment. These students will stay in dorms occupied by four to six other pages.<br><br> Each room is fur- nished with twin sized bunk beds or loft style beds, desks, chairs, bu- reaus, closet space, a bathroom, a telephone. Laundry facilities are located in the building. Students are paid approximately $1,353 per month before taxes.<br><br> The cost of living in the required resi- dence hall is $450 per month, which includes breakfast and dinner Mondays through Fridays. The staff includes a program director, staff assistant, and four proctors. The Capitol 9s Police maintain the residence security.<br><br> Spring sessions run from mid-January through mid-June. The selection process begins with an application. Mrs.<br><br> Tambra Gaskins has more in- formation and applications. Kill in the fist match . In the Pilgrim gym, the varsity volleyball team met the Trojans for the fourth season game.<br><br> Above, BreAnn Jones makes the kill in the first match to begin her total of seven kills for the night. The girls took their second loss against Homedale Sep. 7.<br><br> 4 photo by Larissa Bleeker final rounds. Junior BreAnn Jones led the game in stats having 7 kills, 11 digs, and 4 aces. Brittany Cole had 10 digs followed by Niki Forsberg who had 7 kills and Ashley Coombs who had 16 assists.<br><br> Senior Becky Jones had 4 blocks as the top team blocker this game. Coach Mefford said cHomedale played very well and their defense kept us off track. d He admitted, cWe were flat defensively and our passing was weak. d The JV team played three matches against Homedale as well. After losing their first match, the girls won their sec- ond match 25-10, but lost the last match.<br><br> Freshman Shianne Edmunson totaled 3 blocks along with 3 kills. Junior Danna Sheffield served 100% and had 6 digs. Opportunity open for junior to apply as a Senate page By Megan deLaloe For more information, or an application, contact the school guidance counselor Mrs.<br><br> Tambra Gaskins or visit http://craig.senate.gov. Three of the many new students at NPHS NPHS By Naomi Olivera Britta Jensen is an ex- change student from Esbjerg, Denmark, a large sea coast city. She is active in gymnastics, dancing, drama and singing.<br><br> She has two brothers and one sister back home. She likes that NP is small but wishes there were more to do after school. cEverybody is really nice, d she says.<br><br> Ashley Favinger grew up in Fruitland, but she is not new to NP. She now lives with her grandpa as a care giver. She has two brothers, TJ, a junior at Fruitland and Marc Richter, a Pilgrim senior.<br><br> She plans to play softball. She collects bears. She has 127stuffed bears and a room full of breakable bears.<br><br> Natalie Bell is returning to NP after a time at an alternative school and home school. She is an only child. Her interests include photography, writing, playing acoustic guitar.<br><br> She also admits to having a hair fetish. Of a friend, Cindy Marion she says c She is really cool. c page 10 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 Chukar Count Best in Years Not since the fabled fall of 1987 has the Brownlee chukar count been as high as this year's and the count has never been higher along the Salmon River in the Clearwater Region. The Idaho Fish and Game aerial count performed September 2 at Brownlee Res- ervoir in the Southwest Region found 155 chukar per square mile, up 12 percent from last year.<br><br> Biologists saw 1,855 birds, the most since the banner year of 1987 when 2,652 chukar were counted. Biologists saw fewer groups of the par- tridge than last year*down by 27 percent* but the bunches were bigger by a whop- ping 53 percent. Counts are made over the same 12 square-mile area each year.<br><br> The 10-year average is 1,345 birds ob- served in 105 groups for 113.6 birds per square mile. Snake and Salmon River chukar trend routes were surveyed on August 30 and 31, respectively. The number of chukar observed increased substantially from 2002 totals.<br><br> No surveys were flown in 2003 due to lack of helicopter availability as a result of a busy fire season. The 797 chukar counted on the Snake River route represents an increase of 179 percent from 2002 and is six percent higher than the previous five-year aver- age (1998-2002). Biologists saw 1,722 chukar on the Salmon River route com- pared to 583 counted in 2002, up 195 percent.<br><br> This total represents the highest number ever counted on this survey route and exceeds the previous five-year aver- age by 84 percent. The 2002 surveys likely under repre- sented actual chukar numbers as a result of being flown during cool rainy weather. The number of birds counted was down markedly that year from previous sur- veys, but hunters reported excellent bird numbers throughout the season.<br><br> Nearly two inches of rain fell in Lewis- ton during the week prior to the 2004 survey. This caused a flush of greenup and likely dispersed birds prior to the surveys. Only 17 percent of the chukars tallied in 2004 were counted on the low elevation transects.<br><br> These conditions could result in a lower percentage of available birds being tallied on the sur- veys as was likely observed in 2002. Therefore, the actual number of birds may be higher than observed during the 2004 survey. Chukar may not be doing as well in the Salmon Region along the Middle Fork and Upper Salmon River, according to ground observations.<br><br> The annual count is closely watched by Idaho bird hunters because it is conducted in popular hunting areas and is taken as a general guide to game bird numbers in the upcoming hunting season. Biologists caution, however, that weather and other factors in other places can lead to a wide variation in bird numbers . The chukar partridge season opens Sep- tember 18 along with the hunt for gray partridge, quail and sage grouse.<br><br> What Hunters Should Know About West Nile virus Idaho is days away from the opening of upland game bird seasons just as West Nile virus is beginning to show up in southwestern Idaho. Because the virus is known to seriously impact some bird species, sportsmen want to know if they should be concerned as they pursue quail, pheasants and chukars. Wildlife and health experts say the main risk to anyone headed outdoors is being bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus, and even this is unlikely.<br><br> However, to reduce the risk of exposure to mosqui- toes, hunters need to take the same pre- cautions as anyone else: use insect repel- lent that contains DEET and wear long sleeves and pants when they are outdoors. There is no evidence people can be infected by eating game or other meat infected with West Nile virus, but hunters should use standard health and safety practices when they handle, clean or cook any wild game. For example, they should wear gloves to prevent direct contact with animal blood and should always cook meat thoroughly before they eat it.<br><br> The only evidence of direct transfer of West Nile virus from birds to humans without going through a mosquito are two accidental infections when lab techni- cians cut themselves while handling heavily infected birds. What's the risk to your dog? Again, there is no evidence of West Nile virus being transmitted through direct contact with an infected bird or animal.<br><br> Enjoying A Youth Hunt By Harry Morse, Southeast Region Con- servation Educator Matching a young hunter to a rifle or shotgun that fits is one of the most impor- tant parts of a youth hunt. The wrong fit usually results in young hunters getting bruised shoulders, flinch- ing when they pull the trigger and miss- ing the target. Worst of all, a good experi- ence becomes a painful one.<br><br> Recoil pads and shoulder pads are important to young hunters. No one wants a sore shoulder. Select a firearm appropriate for the game to be hunted and the hunter.<br><br> Youth model shotguns that fit smaller frame hunters are available at most sport- ing goods stores. Select a gauge appropri- ate for the hunter. Many young hunters start off with a 20-gauge shotgun and graduate to a 12 gauge later.<br><br> Some out- grown youth shotguns are available used and are excellent bargains. Some rifles are also available in youth sizes. Stocks can be cut to fit smaller frame hunters, and shoulder pads or re- coil reduction systems are available.<br><br> Smaller calibers such as .243 and lighter loads in bigger calibers are youth-hunter friendly. Make sure the young hunter has a chance to practice with the firearm they are going to hunt with before going hunt- ing. Shooting at a few cans or clay pi- geons the day of the hunt does not do it.<br><br> Kids need several experiences shooting to gain confidence and learn the basics of mounting a gun to their shoulders, sight- ing and shooting flying targets. Sore feet or cold feet ruin a hunt. Kids need warm socks and appropriate foot- wear.<br><br> Many kids wear tennis shoes in the middle of winter toschool. But they don't walk miles across uneven terrain, through water and then sit and wait for game while their feet freeze at school. Jeans are not good hunting pants.<br><br> Wool blend pants can be less expensive than jeans and keep a young hunter warm. I have bought used wool pants at thrift stores for under $10 that work great. Thermal long underwear makes a world of difference on nippy mornings with tops and bottoms ranging from $10-$30.<br><br> Rain gear is expensive, but early in the season you can get by with light-weight raincoats and pants. Going out for an hour or just half a day is important to young hunters. If you don't have all the gear or time you want, then keep it short and positive.<br><br> Young hunters invest days of class and study time in hunter education to obtain their licenses, the least we can do is invest a few hours into taking them out and getting them set up right. Youth Hunts Offer First Chances Idaho's youngest hunters have the oppor- tunity for a good beginning with special hunts or licenses this fall for ducks and geese, pheasant, deer and antelope. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission and the department began several years ago to offer special hunting opportunities for young hunters.<br><br> The idea is that older family members or other experienced hunters act as mentors to youths, to teach the skills, traditions and ethics required for satisfying, responsible hunting. The waterfowl, pheasant and turkey hunt rules allow only youths to shoot as they are accompanied by a licensed hunter at least 18 years old. Young big game hunters can have a reduced-fee junior mentored license for hunting alongside experienced big game hunters.<br><br> Youth hunts for turkey are offered only in the spring. For the spring of 2004, youth turkey hunts were expanded from a few units so that most of the state now offers the opportunity. The new youth hunts proved extremely popular.<br><br> Details of youth hunts vary; a thorough reading of rules brochures for each kind of hunting is necessary. The first youth hunt this fall will be for ducks and geese September 25-26 for youths 15 and younger. A hunting license and $1.50 harvest information validation is required but no federal waterfowl stamp is needed.<br><br> Rules and limits are the same as in the regular season. The young hunter must be accompanied at all times by a licensed adult 18 or older. Adults are not authorized to hunt.<br><br> Pheasant hunts for youths 15 and younger are set for the first weekend of October. One licensed adult may accom- pany more than one youth hunter. An either-sex antelope hunt is set for September 25-October 24 in hunt area 32 and hunt area 52.<br><br> Youth hunts for deer are set in con- trolled hunt areas 44-2 and 46. Area descriptions and details are con- tained in the current big game rules bro- chure available at Fish and Game offices and license vendors or on the Internet at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/. Ask Fish and Game Q.<br><br> Where can I find out about the lion harvest quota? A. With the mountain lion hunting season beginning August 30, the 1-800 number information has been updated for this season and the Internet web page on fe- male lion quotas is ready to go at <http:// fishandgame.idaho.gov/hunt/lion/ female_quota.cfm> .<br><br> Dealing with Raccoons by Teri Mattulat, Customer Service Rep- resentative Idaho Department of Fish and Game 3 Southwest Region Every year, Idaho Fish and Game receives numerous calls from peo- ple that have had a masked bandit visit them during the night. While the occa- sional visit by a raccoon is something of a novelty, nightly raids by one or more raccoons can begin to wear on anyone 9s nerves. This article is for those who have- n 9t yet called, but are looking for some relief from these night raiders.<br><br> Raccoons are mostly nocturnal, with a diet consisting of both plants and animals. They prefer small aquatic crea- tures such as frogs, minnows, crayfish, angleworms and insects. Other foods they consume include corn, berries and fruits from your garden, fields, or orchards.<br><br> They rarely turn down an easy meal such as cat or dog food and raiding trash cans is another favorite nocturnal activity. Raccoons are not averse to entering a garage or going through a pet door in search of food. If raccoons are quickly wearing out their welcome where you live, here are a few suggestions that might discour- age them from visiting quite so fre- quently.<br><br> Pet foods should not be left out over night and should be stored in tight- locking containers. Upgrade your garbage containers to metal or heavy plastic cans with tight-fitting lids. Secure the contain- ers so they cannot be easily tipped over.<br><br> Mothballs, cayenne pepper, or ammonia- soaked rags placed in key locations will discourage raccoons from visiting or at least lingering. These items are especially effective in enclosed spaces. Although the smell of these products repels the animals, it is only a temporary fix.<br><br> Re- (Continued on page 11) Idaho Fish and Game News page 11 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 Home Stretch Agenda: Congress is back in session after the August re- cess, and near the top of the agenda for Congressman Otter and other House Republicans is protecting American families from tax hikes that many De- mocrats hope to foist onto our economy before they adjourn. Unless Con- gress acts, the marriage penalty will return, the $1,000-per-child tax credit will disappear, and the expanded 10-percent tax bracket will shrink. Those changes would represent an enormous tax hike targeting married couples, parents and working families.<br><br> Congressman Otter said he and his Idaho colleague, Congressman Mike Simpson, are determined not to let that hap- pen. They are committed to continuing the policies that have helped the economy rebound from recession, corporate scandals and terrorism with creation of 1.7 million new jobs in the past year. _ Tricare: Congressman Otter is encouraging more Idaho physicians to enroll in the Tri- care program to provide medical care for the families of our military personnel.<br><br> With more than 2,000 members of the Idaho National Guard's 116 th Cavalry Brigade training for deployment to Iraq, it becomes more important than ever that the government helps to meet the needs of the families remaining here at home. The Congressman is organizing an October meeting with physicians to hear their concerns about reimbursement rates, pay- ment delays and other problems with the Tricare system. He thanks those physicians who already are serving Idaho and America by opening their doors to individuals and families who have Tricare health coverage.<br><br> Congressman Otter said the people sacrificing to keep us safe and free deserve the best health-care possible, and he hopes to convince more pro- viders to help. place them periodically to maintain their effectiveness. If these suggestions do not seem to deter your nightly visitor, other options are available.<br><br> Idaho Fish and Game works closely with local wild- life rehabilitators such as Animals in Distress. This organization is eager to help with a raccoon problem. Staff there has the expertise and capability to capture and relocate raccoons to other areas.<br><br> You can contact them on their hotline at 367-1026 for assistance. For the do-it-yourself types, Idaho Fish and Game has live traps available for check out at no cost, though a cash deposit is required. Once the trap is returned (in good condition), the deposit will be refunded.<br><br> Traps can be checked out for up to a two-week period. If a raccoon is trapped, it can be released where there is a food source, water, shelter adequate for survival, and of course where it will not become a nuisance to other indi- viduals. Please contact Animals in Distress or Fish and Game to learn more about potential release sites for trapped raccoons.<br><br> A third option involves hiring a commercial trapper to remove the nuisance raccoon. Fish and Game can put you in contact with a local trap- per should you choose this option. A final option involves the removal of the offending raccoon using a firearm.<br><br> Please be aware that there are serious safety issues associated with this option, as well as local and county ordinances involving the dis- charge of firearms. Please check with your local authorities regarding appli- cable ordinances in your area before exercising this control option. Credit the U.S.<br><br> Fish and Wildlife Service on the photo. (Continued from page 10) Local Legislators in the News Congressman C.L. cButch d Otter Rainbow Trout Stocking Report Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 14,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during September.<br><br> LOCATION NUMBER OF TROUT Boise River (Boise) 4,000 Boise River (Eagle to Middleton) 4,000 Mann 9s Creek Reservoir (Weiser) 3,000 Marsing Pond 500 Wilson Spring (Nampa) 600 Wilson Spring Ponds (Nampa) 2,500 The number of trout actually released may be altered by weather, water conditions, equipment problems or schedule changes. If delays occur, trout will be stocked when conditions become favorable. Washington, DC - Con- gressman C.A.<br><br> Dutch Rup- persberger (D-MD) is pleased to announce that the bill that will make "Operation Hero Miles" permanent unani- mously passed the United States Senate. The bill gives the Department of Defense (DOD) the authority and flexibility to give free, unrestricted, last minute plane tickets to servicemen and women on leave - to han- dle an urgent family situation or other unex- pected emergency. The legislation also gives DOD the authority to give free plane tickets to family members of wounded troops traveling to visit their injured loved ones at military hospitals around the world.<br><br> "Our men and women in uniform are risk- ing their lives for our country in Iraq, Af- ghanistan, and in other locations around the world. Their service is to be commended. I believe making 'Operation Hero Miles' per- manent is the least we can do to make their personal lives a little easier.<br><br> Service mem- bers will be able to quickly fly home to han- dle an emergency and military family mem- bers will be able to quickly fly to see their injured loved one without worrying about how much it will cost. We believe this leg- islation will make a big difference in the lives of our military families in the years come," said Congressman C.A. Dutch Rup- persberger (D-MD).<br><br> Senator James Talent (R-Missouri) offered the "Operation Hero Miles" bill as an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill. The amendment passed unanimously last night, June 3rd, 2004. "I commend Senator Talent's initiative on this issue.<br><br> He is a true advocate for our ser- vicemen and women fighting for our coun- try around the globe. It is wonderful to have a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers working to make the 'Operation Hero Miles' Bill become law," said Congressman Ruppers- berger. The bill gives DOD the authority to collect unused frequent flyer miles, mileage credits, or free tickets and designates an office to manage "Operation Hero Miles." In just five months, 534 million 'hero miles' have been donated.<br><br> That is enough miles for 22,000 free tickets for the troops. The Senate Defense Authorization Bill will now go to Conference where differences between the House and Senate versions will be worked out. For more information, contact Heather Moeder Molino at 202-225-3061 Rup- persberger Announces "Operation Hero Miles" Bill Unanimously Passed the Senate www.heromiles.org Ruppersberger Announces "Operation Hero Miles" Bill Unanimously Passed the Senate www.heromiles.org page 12 NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS Issue 34 Wednesday, September 15, 2004 Community Organization Meetings Location Day & Time City Council Library at City Hall 1 st &3 rd Monday 7:00pm School Board High School Library 2 nd Monday 7:00pm (District office in summer) Kiwanis Senior Citizen Center Monday Noon 126 N.<br><br> Plymouth Ave Gem Community Library at City Hall 3 rd Wednesday 7:00pm Library Board Library at City Hall 1 st Tuesday 6:00pm Planning & Zoning Library at City Hall 4 th Monday 7:00pm Chamber of Commerce Senior Citizen Center 2 nd Wednesday 7:00pm 126 N Plymouth Ave American Legion Auxiliary Unit 107 308 Holly 1 st Tuesday 1:00pm American Legion contact Ron Hart 278.3348 Odd Fellows Lodge 73 4167 SW 2 nd Ave 2 nd &4 th Thursdays 8:00pm Veterans of Foreign War VFW Hall downtown 3 rd Tuesday 7:30pm Quick Response Unit Nazarene Church 1 st Tues 7pm 127 Holly Ave Fire Department Behind City Hall 1 st & 3 rd Tuesday 7:30pm Rehearsals will be every Wednesday 6:00-6:45 p.m. (NOTE new time) Mayor 9s Message By Scott Moscrip Police Protection At our regular meeting of the City Council last Tuesday, we had Chad Huff, a detective with Payette County and possibly the next Sheriff, attend the meeting to discuss the City 9s contract with the County to provide police protection. Many good ideas were exchanged and I am con- fident that we will see an improvement in the areas where our protections were not quite at the levels we need.<br><br> In addition to our protection, the Council also voted to change our fencing ordinance to make it less vague than what it has been. As a city there has been broad interpreta- tion of this code and much confusion. The newer code will be simpler, clearer, and have the input of the city before the fence is built to help our citizens know that what they are building is within the code.<br><br> Speaking of codes, there is an opening for a building inspector for the City of New Plymouth. Anyone interested in being the building inspector needs to con- tact Angela at the City Hall for specifics on the requirements and the pay. There are certain certifications that must be had in order to fill this position.<br><br> Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings 6-7 pm Open Meeting Sunday nights at Kiwanis Park New Plymouth Contact Bruce 278-5455 From the Editor By Anne Moscrip Greetings, New Plymouth. I thought this week instead of limiting myself to the small amount of space left on the cLetters d page, that I would utilize all the blank space left here. I could have put in a bunch more cross country photos, but I don 9t want everyone to get tired of look- ing at my runners.<br><br> I 9ll sa