Monday, December 31, 2012

'Twas a Busy Year for the Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce!

A message from
Diane Caughlin, Chamber Prez

Happy New Year everyone!

It was an eventful year for us, starting with the
“Thinking of You from Garden Valley Idaho” campaign for our soldiers serving in Afghanistan and for the Afghan Children, and then going right into the Exergy Tour. Next came Spring Fling, where we raised monies for the two $1000 scholarships for deserving GVHS Seniors. This was followed by the Northfork Championships, 4th of July Celebration, Rod Run, "A Country Affair" (that was Darl’s, but it brought in business), Trunk or Treat, and ending today with the GV Holidays in the Mountains. 
I’ve heard from many businesses that there have been a lot more people here because of these varied events.  The marketing committee (all volunteers dedicated to promoting the Chamber and Garden Valley) is working hard to bring more and more people into the valley to spend their money at all of our businesses, so if you have an idea or would like to join the marketing committee, please let me know.  The more folks we have working on these events and future events, the more success we will all have.  We have to WORK SMART AND WORK TOGETHER! 

How did the Chamber spend their advertising money in 2012 to promote Garden Valley and all the Chamber members?  We produced a video about Garden Valley, ran radio ads and upgraded our Website with the $10,000 grant money we received from SWITA. We also have been advertising through the local newspaper, The Idaho World, many free websites, print publications, two Christmas shows in the Treasure Valley, TV Advertising and Radio Advertising Campaigns (2 last year). One was our “Just turn Right” campaign that ran through the summer and into the fall, and most recently, the GV Holidays radio, TV and print advertising.

All of this was not paid for by our grant of $10,000 which, although most generous and greatly appreciated, doesn’t go far in the advertising world. To supplement our advertising, we also rented a booth in the new Crouch Merc Exchange, to sell the GV Gear, vests, hats, t-shirts, cups, tumblers and shot glasses. We also sold many Santa & Elf type hats during the GV Holidays event. 

Another way we have tried to raise money is by bringing in new members--the more members we have, the better it is for all of us. Word of mouth is a great advertisement along with all the other areas we have been utilizing.  So….do you know anyone with a business that is not a member?  Just the list above of what the Chamber has done for the community this year should be enough evidence for non-members to see the value ($80/year) of what they receive as a member, not to mention...
1) your own webpage
2) notification of events and anything else of importance
3) Social Media updates (continual blogging on FaceBook and the website to promote our Valley and businesses)
4) monthly meetings with dinner, and a lot more!

Wishing you all the best for the coming year!

Diane Caughlin, President
Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 10
Garden Valley, Idaho 83622

Terrace Lakes Wine Room Open!

According to Liz Bramon, Terrace Lakes is using their "unused prime real estate of the Pro Shop" for a Wine Room, during the winter.

"Come swim in our Hot Springs Pool, Sled on the Hill, Cross Country Ski/Snow Shoe the groomed trail of the golf course," says she. 
Then you can enjoy a meal in the restaurant, watch "the" game upstairs -- and now available -- purchase and sit and enjoy a bottle of wine in their winter Wine Room. They will also have special tastings. 

The Wine Room opened the week-end of December 28 for the New Year and is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.

Contact Liz Bramon, at, or call Terrace Lakes, at 208-462-3250.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

So Much to do in Garden Valley!

Notes from GV Market

What a beautiful Christmas Day we had with the fresh snow and clear skies at least through late afternoon.  We hope you are having a great Holiday Week.  If you have friends or family in town for a visit, here are some activities you might plan

            Garden Valley Trail Rides - 462-0121
            Idaho Sleigh Rides – 462-3416
            Idaho X Sports Tubing Hill - 462-2555

Of course, we have some great snowshoeing opportunities, snowmobiling, and hiking into hot springs.

Sky Lantern Lighting
On New Years Eve, we will have the sky lantern lighting.  It’s very casual so think about coming out.  Tailgate in the parking area of the park.  Bring a thermos full of hot chocolate or other warm drink or get some coffee in town.  Show up between 5 and 5:30 in the park and gather around the bonfire.  Let the kids build snowmen and have fun in the snow.  There will be a very short presentation regarding the new park pavilion and then we’ll prepare to light the lanterns.  Our goal is to let them float at 6pm.  If you want to come out and watch, that’s great!  If you want to participate and release your own lantern, they are $3.00 each and you may purchase at the Customer Service Desk in the Market.  The lantern will be available for pick up at the park on New Years Eve.

On your next trip to the Market you’ll see much of our Christmas selection at clearance prices so take advantage and stock up for next year!  We’re still in Holiday mode as we now prepare for New Years.  Coke 20 packs are priced again to move at $4.99 and our remaining 12 packs are 3 for $11.00.  It is nice to see bread on the shelves again and even though it might get thin, we have another delivery of bread on Sunday.

**Check out our New Year’s Meat Department sale items:  Through New Year’s day, we have King Crab @ $16.99 lb, Snow Crab @ $7.99 lb and Prime Rib @ $5.99 lb.   

Have a great weekend and we look forward to your next visit.

Greg and Gerold

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Syringa Club Celebrates a Good Year

Wendy Gardner, Donna Landauer, Carol Wyckoff, Carol Smith
(ex long, long-term Prez of Syringa Club), and Marcie Pyorre.
 At their annual Christmas gathering, members of the Garden Valley Syringa Club looked back over the past year to take stock of what they have accomplished.

  From its inception in 1915, the club has been concerned with the welfare of the community, with education being a high priority. This year, members supported Desiree Goff, as delegate for the American Legion Auxiliary Girl’s State. $300 were donated for the program, which provides a valuable learning ground for young women, by instilling a deeper understanding of government operations.

  The club also donated $200 toward Garden Valley School’s HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) participants. This program enhances leadership and teamwork skills, and three sophomore girls have been chosen to attend.

  Project Patch has also been the beneficiary of Syringa funds in the past. This year, they received $200 from the club.

Carol Smith kept on shoveling!
while Jayne, Marcie, Carol, Ione Messick,
Judy Prachyl and Angel made big plans.
  Under the enthusiastic guidance of Syringa Club president, Georgianna Goetsch, and with co-sponsorship of the Idaho Commission on the Arts, they brought Artist in Residence, Troy Passey, to the school. Fifty children participated in workshops over three days in April. The techniques of Garden Valley artist, James Castle, were the focus of the artwork produced by the children, and the week ended with an artist’s reception and student exhibit of their wonderful creations.

  Syringa Club also played a vital role in starting the Garden Valley Library. This past August, the Idaho Commission on the Arts donated a reproduction of possibly the only James Castle triptych, to the club; they turned around and presented it to the library board. They also purchased a plaque to be exhibited with the triptych. Club member, Marlo Glauser, was sworn in as a library board member, last January, thus carrying on tradition.

Golden Eagle Radio DJ and Program Director,
Terry "Babe Boomer" Loyd, left, was a special guest.
  This year, the old library building was renamed "The Syringa Building”, by the Crouch City Council. Syringa Club has been honored to partner with the City of Crouch, which has opened the Crouch Museum in the building. Club memorabilia is on exhibit in the museum. City Clerk, Kim Bosse, has done a tremendous amount of work to refurbish the interior, and Syringa Club donated $200 to help toward the building renovation. Members have been given permission to hold meetings there. The City Hall was moved to the building this December and recently held their first council meeting in the intimate interior.

  Members of Syringa Club were caring for the Pioneer Cemetery as early as 1917. They fenced the site, provided gates, and the sign on Banks Lowman Road was authentically reproduced. Rudy Prachyl, husband of member Judy Prachyl, recently restored the sign.

  Records of who was buried in the cemetery were found this year. In June, some members were assisted by scouts from Nampa to clean around the graves of those people who lie under the stones. The property on which the cemetery sits was sold this year, but the club will remain its keeper.

New member, Lois Davison, left, and Wendy Gardner
are right in there with ideas for fundraising.

  The Charles Ostner monument, on Alder Creek Road, was erected by Syringa in 1976. They purchased a Historic Site marker this year; it was installed by County Road Supervisor, Bill Jones.

  In October, members voted to donate $200 to the Crouch Volunteer Ambulance Service, in appreciation for the devoted work the EMTs do for the valley.

  The club holds fundraisers every year. The annual Syringa Calendar has flourished even more, under the care of members Judy Prachyl and Carol Wyckoff. The new calendar will again display a photograph by photographer, Carol Scharf. They may be purchased for $5, at Messick’s Repair, 69 Village Circle, or by calling 462-2511 or 462-2576.

  The club sells plants that they raise themselves and this year, they donated surplus plants for the GV Library landscaping. They are appreciative of the support received by Bill Partridge, who allows them to nurture the plants in his greenhouse.

Hosts Marlo and Gary Glauser flank long-time
member and Treasurer, Ione Messick.
  Club members have determined they would like to take the club in a new direction, with new projects. They recently donated $200 to the new radio station in Crouch, Golden Eagle Radio 97.5. When it went off the air three weeks in November, members had the conviction that this radio is necessary for the Garden Valley area. It serves in emergencies, keeps residents up on local events, and will be a new educational tool, serving the school and the valley.

  As president for two years, Georgianna Goetsch has been a powerful motivator for the club and she deserves a hat’s off.

Jayne Carlson has already taken the helm
of the club, but says, "I know I have umpteen
women helping me!"
  Newly elected president, Jayne Carlson, was installed at the holiday potluck, on December 14. Carlson says, “I’m excited about supporting the community, particularly the radio station, through fundraisers.”

  Syringa Club meets every third Thursday, in their homes or at the Syringa Building in downtown Crouch, and they welcomes visitors and new members. Fell free to call for information.

Jayne Carlson, President: 462-4698
Wendy Gardner, VP: 462-3388
Ione Messick, Treasurer: 462-3284
Anjali Angel, Secretary: 462-2511

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holiday Season at GV Market

Hello Market Shoppers,

The weather is beginning to change!  We have rain in the Valleys and Snow up in the hills. This weekend appears to be one with snow on the way, but we’ll have to wait and see.  We know the tubing hill is getting anxious to get a layer of snow and we have two great outfitters offering sleigh rides who are also anxious.  Winter will be here soon enough and even though you wouldn’t recognize it outside, inside the Market, it’s looking like Christmas.

It’s Fruit cake time.  We don’t sell fruitcakes, but we have all the “fixins” including the liquor if you like to soak your fruit cake.  It’s time to start now!   
More Poinsettias have arrived from Warm Springs Greenhouse.  We have a selection of 6.5 inch, 8 inch and 10 inch in either red, burgundy, pink and marble colors.

With Christmas parties on the calendar don’t forget to order your party trays from the Deli.  
In the Deli area, you’ll also find gift packages of Smoked Sockeye Salmon, Lobster pate and Salmon caviar.  The Christmas party season is all about crackers and cheese and we have a wide assortment located in both the Deli section (gourmet and gluten free) and in our Cookie/Cracker aisle.  This week our Cheezits brands are 2 for $5. 

Looking for Hickory Farms meats, crackers and mustards? We have them for you too!!!!!!!

In produce, we have gift boxes of oranges and tangerines, as well as fruit gift baskets.  For the holidays we also have bulk nuts (in the shell) and nutcrackers!

If you are baking, our Betty Crocker cake mixes are $1.49 each through next Tuesday, 10 lb bags of Gold Medal Flour are only $3.99 and C&H 4lb sugar is only $2.79.

Coke products are at a great value this week.  12 packs are 3 for $11.00 (must buy 3 to get the price) and Powerade is 15 for $10.   That just happens to be the size of 1 case.

New Breads are in to replace the breads we lost when Hostess went out of business.  We are now carrying Grandma Sycamore wheat, multi grain, and sunflower seed sandwich breads.

What’s happening this weekend in Garden Valley?   The Terrace Lakes Cookie Exchange is on Sunday, Dec 9th.  You can call them for details or check out the information on .  Also listed on the Chamber website will be any other special events.   Still looking for a Christmas tree?  Consider buying from the Garden Valley Contractors Association.  The trees are on sale each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Downtown Crouch, until the trees are gone.  The prices are excellent!  $45 for 6 – 7 ft trees, $60 for 7 – 8 feet, $75 for 9 ft tree and $95 for the tallest 10 ft.   

Have a wonderful week and we look forward to your next visit.

Greg Simione
Garden Valley Market

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Friends of Library December Meeting Cancelled

Happy Holidays, All!

Just a quick note to let you know our December meeting of the Friends of the Library has been cancelled (due to some of us being out of town or 'way busier than we ought to be!). Our next meeting will be January 10th, 10:00 a.m. at the Library.  Everyone is welcome to visit or join (ed. note: for 'way cheaper than it ought to be!).

So to all of our Friends and yours, the very best of this holiday season, and have a safe, healthy 2013.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Put Drinking with Dead Women Writers on Santa's List!

Though recommended by the tipsy authors, I never filled a glass while reading this book and my favorite chair was my morning throne, with the sun or cloud cover lighting the pages—but for a couple of weeks, this was my reveille, because my soul rises to meetings with intriguing women and intelligent literature, and I got my daily dosage each time I re-opened Drinking with Dead Women Writers.

 First of all, Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner must be commended for the concept and title—and who knows how many books never make it past the edge of the shelf because of uninspiring covers. This book looks great and feels good in the hands.

Whether contrived or not, all of AK Turner’s stories are written in the present, while Ambrose meets her spectres at a time already locked into the past. These playful rendezvoux take the reader alternately across the mist of time. Turner successfully plays with our suspension of disbelief, because we want desperately to believe that Virginia Woolf is here with us, hair still wet as though she just arrived from her dip in the river. Her women are in the flesh. We are at the table when Dorothy Parker tells Turner to drink up, and we feel woozy after the second bottle is gone.

Elaine Ambrose passes through that mist away from us and keeps her writers where they rightfully belong—dead and buried—they are shades who beckon her to a contemporary meeting place but we get the story after the curtain has closed again behind her. When Edna St. Vincent Millay tossed the cork over the banister, we could all appreciate it as we would a bard’s tale—but we didn’t get to smell the cork. When Ambrose sweated and drank margueritas with Erma Bombeck in the Old Town Tortilla Factory, the reader enjoys one funny woman with another as through an open window to a dream. Was it yesterday that Louisa May Alcott ranted about toy mice wearing Civil War costumes? Seventy-five years ago? Ambrose keeps her dead women at bay from us—she is allowed intimacy and shares it with us, but we are distanced and we have no illusions about the dead being dead. This is delightful fantasy.

Ambrose’s humor and Turner’s straight man-with-a-prod quips keep the chortles coming, and I can only holler for more. Drinking with Dead Women Writers should have a place under the Christmas tree for any lover of literature.

The book can be found at Amazon or go to

Holiday Deals at GV Market!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was very nice to see so many families show up to shop the small businesses here in the Valley and to visit with Santa on Saturday. If your child sat with Santa, don’t forget that we have their complimentary photo at our customer service desk for you. A big thank you to Carol Scharf for donating her time and the photos.
Just like most people, we have some Thanksgiving bakery leftovers. We have cheesecakes and cake rolls that are marked down so come on in and check them out.
Our Christmas items are all on sale and they include ornaments, tree stands, wrapping paper, gift boxes, cards, figurines, door knockers, holiday mats, artificial trees, mini trees, inflatable snowmen, wreaths, garland and more. In addition, we’ve placed our small appliances on sale as well such as bread machines, coffee urns, Panini grills, etc. When you visit next, take a few moments to look over our modest Christmas selections.
Update on Bread and Hostess products. The local Boise distributing company closed their doors when Hostess closed down so we will be supplementing their product with new items as they are made available to us.
This coming weekend the fun continues with more shopping in the local businesses. Don’t forget Christmas Trees (with better prices than Boise) are available for sale by the Contractor’s association across from the Longhorn in downtown Crouch. If you are into cutting your own, tree permits are available at the Garden Valley Chevron.
Friday is the Community Choir concert at the Community Hall. They follow it up with a Christmas Concert at the LDS church on Sunday. A display of Nativity sets is also happening this weekend at the Garden Valley LDS Church. This is a wonderful event with Nativity scenes from around the world.
Further information on any of these activities can be found on the Chamber of Commerce website, or by calling the groups or businesses directly.
Have a great week and we look forward to your next visit.
Greg and Gerold
Garden Valley Market

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Community Choir Concert This Friday!

City of Crouch Denies Deannexation

Donnie Cline has transformed the the old storage porch of the
Community Hall into a west exit.
At the November 14 City Council meeting, the deannexation of a few acres on the Middle Fork River, between Weilmunster Park and the Post Office, was denied. Last month, Mike Riley, representing Don Weilmunster and Garden Valley Cottage Resort, requested deannexation of the property, after P&Z Interim Administrator, Rora Canody, discovered the small piece of property was inside Crouch city limits.

  Boise County Commissioner, Jamie Anderson, said that if the City took the path of not deannexing, the property would have dual jurisdictions—“...part of the trailer park might have lights out at 10 p.m., the other at midnight.”

  City Clerk, Kim Bosse added, “That land does impact our revenue. Technically, we should have been getting a portion of the State Revenue property tax.”

  Mike Riley said if the property was not deannexed, he would sit with the county and Weilmunster and remaster the project. He disagreed with Mayor Powell’s comment that the City of Crouch is in this predicament because of the county: “You got the master plan in 2010; in January, 2011, I rented this hall to talk about the project; on January 20, 2011, I got the project approved. I spent tens of thousands of dollars to get where we are. There was ample time for the City to know what was going on.”

  City Attorney, John McFadden, responded, “99.99 percent of the time, people want to annex into the city, not the other way around. The due level of fiduciary responsibility the City did. I don’t think the City did anything wrong.”

  The Clerk announced that the Community Hall is on its way to having a usable west side door, where the wood storage used to be, thanks to a handy community service worker.

  City limit signs have been put up.

   Council is still considering the location of the sign that will commemorate the birthplace of artist James Castle, generously offered to the City by the Idaho Commission on the Arts. They would like the specially-crafted, porcelain enamel sign by impressive Boise artist and sign-maker, Mark Baltes, of Landmark Impressions, to be in a prominent location in Crouch. 

  The new museum in the Syringa Building is furnished and ready to be in use. There has been no response yet regarding the grant from the Idaho Heritage Trust, which would be used for renovation. Commissioner Anderson has helped Kim Bosse with the grant. The City received a $200 check from the GV Syringa Club, to help with the renovation of the building. The heat is running high, so the City will have it checked. Bosse is ready to start moving the city office into the building within the next month, “since we’re paying for the heat.”

  Syringa Club president, Georgianna Goetsch, requested that the club be allowed to use the Syringa Building as a meeting place. “Kim has been dealing with our memorabilia in the museum,’ said Goetsch, “It has a lot of historical significance. In 2015, the club will be celebrating its 100th anniversary—we do have an interest in the museum.” Council voted in favor of letting them make use of the building.

  The council voted to apply for a Local Rural Highway Investment grant, part of which could possibly be used for the re-design fee for the Crouch Bridge. There was discussion about the City and Boise County working together for this grant, because together, they get more points, and because the City of Crouch influenced the re-design of the bridge.

  Bosse stated that when John Cottingham returns to work on the ArtPlace Community Grant in the spring, she would be happy to work with him.

  Round two, regarding the GV Market emergency generator, got the mayor to respond, “I was here when we had the floods. It was two weeks before we had electricity. It would have been great to have that food and those refrigerators during the emergency.” The owners of the market are looking into muffling the sound. Councilmember Jackie Kraupp said, “I think we need to get with them and solve it.”

  Next council meeting is December 12, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., in Crouch Community Hall.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Register Garden Valley Snowmobiles as 8-B

   “Registration for snowmobiles can be confusing, because Garden Valley license plates are 6B, so take care to register as 8-B, if you live in Garden Valley,” says Linda Harrold, spokesperson for the GV Sno-Goers Club. “Also, we get people from out-of-town who come here to snowmobile; they register as 8-B—it brings more money to the valley.”

  The registration fees of $32.50 pay for the grooming of the trails. Harrold explains that the trail systems are divided into different areas, and Garden Valley pays Rick Woytko to do the grooming. Licenses can be purchased at the Terrace Lakes office.

  Tierney Nokes, of the Sno-Goers, encourages snowmobilers to also join the Garden Valley Sno-Goers Club, for several good reasons. The purely personal reason of making and keeping friends who share this exhilarating sport is obvious, when you show up at any Sno-Goers event. These clearly offer wholesome family fun, and jocund camaraderie abounds.

  More seriously, out of the forty-dollar membership you pay, twenty-dollars go to the Idaho Snowmobilers Association (ISSA). This is a lobbying organization that fights for the rights of snowmobilers.

  “The bigger we are, the more attention we draw from the State, to provide funding in our area,” says Nokes, “The more permits that are sold in our area of 8-B, the more money the State returns to Garden Valley for outdoor activities.”

Rick and Teresa Christensen
were happy to receive the $200 check.
  ISSA also offers discounts throughout the nation and locally.

  Linda Harrold adds, “The other twenty-dollars of the membership fee, and our fundraising money, go toward helping the community. We have just donated two-hundred dollars to the Food Bank.”

  Teresa Christensen, who heads up the Food Bank, says, “We don’t go through the Idaho Food Bank; it’s all community-donated. We serve probably an average of sixty families on Thanksgiving and Easter—about 200-250 people.

  “Each family gets several bags, which include a turkey, fresh vegetables and fruit, canned goods, pasta and grains. Anything that we all use, they put into the bags: shampoo, laundry and bath soaps, diapers, Baby Wipes, toilet paper and paper towels—a smattering of all.”

  Christensen continues, “We serve families with kids but also include adults without children. We find people through the other churches here in the valley.”

  Rick Christensen says, “You don’t have to be totally down and out. We’ve been doing this twenty or thirty years and have people from all the churches to help sort and load the goods. The Project Patch people—kids and adults—help distribute. We get a pretty good turn-out from them. It really helps when we get donations like this from individuals and organizations.”

  The Garden Valley Sno-Goers Club is open to everyone. Members without snowmobiles are welcome. Some members use dog-sleds. Others join for the fun events.

  Keep your ears open for the Annual Sno-Goers Fun Run, tentatively planned for January 5, 2013. If you haven’t attended this riotous event, think about going. They end it with a huge raffle of large and small items, and it’s fun to witness. Get ready to have a high-spirited day.




Order Fruit from School Science Club!

 Students of Science at Garden Valley School raise money each year for their science programs, by offering excellent fruit and vegetables for sale to the public. This year, they are offering Red Delicious, Fuji, and Granny Smith Apples; Seedless Oranges; Grapefruit; Red and Yellow Onions; and Bakers and regular-sized Potatoes.
If you and your friends would like to help maintain the science programs, call Ralph Foote, at 462-3756 x1072, or Bob Powell, at 462-3756 x1059, for prices or an order form. You may also contact them at They will be accepting orders until November 30. You may pre-pay or pay when you pick up the produce, which will arrive by the second week in December.
This has been a successful venture for the science students for many years, and they are grateful for the support the community has provided.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Week at GV Market

As we enter the Thanksgiving Holiday week, all of us here at the Market wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
Each year we recognize many visitors come up to the Valley to celebrate and some will forget something important (and this happens with us locals too!), so once again, we will be open on Thanksgiving Day for 4 hours only from 10am to 2pm. This will not include liquor sales or hot deli service, but salads and cut meats will be available.
If you or someone you know is not having family and has nowhere to spend Thanksgiving, the Market and the Longhorn are teaming up for our 3rdannual free community meal. This will be at the Longhorn from 2 –5pm. On the menu is Traditional plus Salvadorean Turkey. The bar will not be open, but soft drinks will be served. If you are considering joining, please let the Longhorn know and perhaps bring a pie to share.
Speaking of pies, we’re baking plenty of fresh pies here at the Market and have a broad selection of frozen as well.
As you begin or complete your shopping for the Holiday, please consider stopping here first and check out the great values you’ll find. One example is our sale on Coke products. We have 2 liter bottles for 79 cents and 20 pack cans for only $4.99. Wow!!!! We only get 1 delivery from Coke each week, so our stock on hand is truly while supplies last. For grocery products, we will have a delivery on Sunday and on Wednesday of next week, so between the two deliveries, we hope to meet all of your needs. If something runs out this weekend, we’ll have it for you in time for the Holiday (with the exception of Coke).
When you visit, pick up a coloring sheet for the kids in your family and return the pictures so that we can display them in the market. Each child receives a small treat upon return of the competed picture. Coloring sheets are available for pick up on our Deli service Counter.
Finally, don’t forget that next Saturday, November 24th, Santa will be visiting the Market from 12noon to 4pm. He’ll be seated next to the Deli Fireplace and is expecting lots of children to visit with him. We’ll have a photographer available for your convenience!
We look forward to your next visit and hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Large Tabby Male Cat Found



Public’s Help Sought in Elk Wasting Case

SW Idaho Fish and Game
Photo courtesy Robert Sellers, IDFG.
Evin Oneale
November 13, 2012

    Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the waste of a mature bull elk dumped on Shaw Road, south off the Grandview Highway in Elmore County on or about November 8.

      Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information in the case and callers can remain anonymous. Contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 twenty four hours a day.
      Responding to the initial report on November 9, Fish and Game conservation officer Robert Sellers found the poached bull with an orange and black rope tied around the head. Both antlers had been sawn off, with all the meat left to waste. The carcass had been skinned and cut in half.

      Evidence was collected at the scene, but Sellers hopes to learn more about the case from an eyewitness or others who have knowledge of the wasting incident. “I am very interested in visiting with anyone who has information regarding this elk,” Sellers stated.

      In addition to the CAP hotline, persons may also contact their local Fish and Game office with information regarding this case.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Shop, Eat and Be Merry at the GV Senior Center!

No, the work at Granny's is not done by little elves; it does not
happen by gets done mostly by three of these
hearty volunteers. Guess who? I'll give you hints!
L-R, are Ron Richter*, Anjali DeWitt Angel,
Ruth Richter*, Peggy Ashton Parker*, and Marla Patterson.
   It’s that time of year—la lahh, la lahh, la la--oh clichés are so appropriate and it’s a good song anyway.The shopping continues in Granny’s Closet. First, get your holiday decorations in order. Thanksgiving is on the shelves and Christmas items are ready to get you in the mood: Granny will have Christmas clothing, tree decorations, decor for tables, mantels, doors, and there are plenty of yuletide gifts. All holiday merchandise prices are by donation, meaning whatever you choose to pay.

  Heavier winter apparel is on the racks, and in the coming weeks, she’ll have snowsuits, ski outfits, winter coats, boots and lOur ots of thick, heavy sweaters! Granny likes to encourage sledding and has some sleds for you too. Granny’s regular hours are every Friday, 1-5 and Saturday, 10-4.

  If you have problems with balance, notice your strength is waning, or feel you simply need to stretch it out and move, but you don’t get outside to do it, join the group of Fit and Fall-Proof exercisers at the Center. Ione leads an effective and free class at 3:00 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday. Everyone is welcome.

  If you don’t like eating alone, the tasty meals at the Center provide camaraderie and a good deal: Dinner is a $5 donation, for those over 60; $6, adults under 60; and $4, under 12. Breakfast costs $5, for adults under 60; $3, under 12; and for over 60, we suggest a $4 donation.

Dinner is served every Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 p.m. Come early for the Salad Bar (always included with meal), if you like, and spend more time with friends. Breakfast is served every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) at 9:30 a.m.. It always includes a nice Egg dish, some kind of poor Mr. Pig, Hashed Browns or Hotcakes or French Toast and usually some kind of fruit. All beverages are included

  If you have the need for wifi or computer use, stop in during our open hours—free to the public: Wed and Fri, all day til 6, and Thurs, 9-12.

  Remember the Senior Center thrives because of our volunteer friends. If you find yourself with a few hours a week that cry for some meaningful activity, call Judy Delvalle, our coordinator, and help us out. We could probably use you in the office, kitchen, or for some building maintenance—if you have the time, we have the job!

  We are located at 261 S. Middle Fork Road, Crouch/GV. For info on seniors’ services, Meals on Wheels, or our Building Rental, call 208-62-3943 or write Judy at



Saturday, November 10, 2012

Crouch City Council Meets Wednesday

CITY OF CROUCH Amended Agenda

Regular Scheduled Meeting of the Crouch City Council

November 14, 2012 – 6:30pm


Crouch Community Hall – 1022 Old Crouch Road

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Crouch, Idaho will be held in the Crouch Community Hall, 1022 Old Crouch Road, Crouch Idaho.  The  Community Hall and City Offices are accessible for persons with disabilities.  Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact City Clerk, Kim Bosse, at 462-4687 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

·         Call to Order with Pledge of Allegiance        
·         Approval of minutes of  October  10, 2012
·         Treasure Report- Kim Bosse
·         Community Hall and Clerks Report- Kim Bosse
·         Grant Activities

Ø      Water System

Ø      Executive Session per I.C. 67-2345(1)(c) – Discussion on Land  acquisition

Ø      LRHIP (LHTAC Oversight)- Bridge % share w/Boise Cnty

Ø      LHTAC – STP(Surface Transportation Program) Middlefork  Rd paving

Ø      ArtPlace Community Grant 

 ·         Scheduled Delegations

Ø      Georgianna Goetsch – Syringa Club use of Syringa Bldg for meetings

 ·         Unscheduled Delegations
·         Correspondence- in Clerk's office (list in Council folders)
·         New Business

Ø      Snow Plow Company selection

·         Old Business

Ø      Weilmunster/Mike Riley  De-Annexation request

Ø      Trash receptacle for the City – increase in Business license fee.

Ø      Post  for James Castle sign

Ø      Generator Noise

·         Miscellaneous and Routine Matters


Next Council Meeting is December 12, 2011