Gooding Community Newsletter

January 2019, #11

Gooding Volunteer Group Reaches $75,000 Fundraiser Goal

The Gooding Volunteer Group is excited to announce that they have reached their $75,000 goal for new playground equipment for the West Park Project! The equipment has been ordered with a delivery date set for late February or early March. They are working in coordination with the City of Gooding for a spring installation. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors who made this project possible!


Check out all those who sponsored below!


WEST PARK SPONSORS


Bronze:

 Zeppe's

 GradeTek Survey

 Pioneer Federal Credit Union

 Diamond A Livestock

 Blue Fire Wilderness Therapy

 Western Spirit Ranches


Gold:

 Cheney Bus

 On A Shoestring Dairy

 McDonald’s

 Ridley’s Family Markets

 Smiles 4 Kids

 Northwest Farm Credit Services

 Jones Construction

 Idaho Power

 Walmart


Platinum:

 North Canyon Medical Center


Lifetime Supporter:

 Glanbia

 First Federal Foundation

 St. Luke’s Foundation


Partner of the Park:

 In Memory of Lucile Bickett

 Chuck & Stacey Turner

 Sliman & Butler Irrigation


WEST PARK COMPONENT SPONSORS:

 Large Hop Rock: Rick & Sharon Strickland

 Lizard Log: Galloway Family

 Hop Rocks: Pocket Ranch Dairy

 Backtrack Climber: Patterson Land & Livestock

 Burma Bridge: Wood River Engine

 Salamander Stairs: Everlasting Memories

 Curved Balance Beam: Scout Troop #97

 Braided Climber: Bray Family

 Chameleon Slide: In Memory of Mary Julian-Hobdey

 Hollow Log Slide: Hults Family

 Groovy Grooved Slide: Gooding Rotary

 Hurricane Climber: Clover Creek Dental

 Bench: Walt & Pat Nelson

 Bench: Gooding Lions Club

 Racoon Log: Danny & Elaine Bryant

 Rope Bridge: D&D Transportation

 Gravity Rail: Gooding Elk’s Lodge


SPECIAL MENTION:


STORY BOARD SPONORS:

 SHU FLY ARENA

 IN MEMORY OF MIKE & MURVA SLIMAN

 IN MEMORY OF MARY JULIAN-HOBDEY (6 STORY BOARDS)

 CRUISIN FOR CADEN

 GOODING EYE CARE CENTER

 RAY & LORI GOODMAN FAMILY

 PETERSON FAMILY

 GLORIA OCHSNER

 CLOVER CREEK DENTAL

 GOODING PTA ALL STARS

 SKELETON CREEK MINING DISTRICT

 SLUSHER CONSTRUCTION


RIDLEY’S ADVANTAGE POINTS DONATIONS:

 CLIVE & VIVIAN POPE

 AUSTIN & AMBER TURNER FAMILY

 STACEY TURNER

 SHELBY & DALLAS SCOFFIELD FAMILY

 MICHAEL & BRENDA SLIMAN

 THOMAS & GENTRY WHITTLE FAMILY

 WENDY SCOFFIELD

 JOEY &JENNIFER BINGHAM FAMILY

 CHRIS PETERSON


OTHER SPONSORS:

 BAKER INSURANCE

 WOMEN’S CATHOLIC LEAGUE

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Message from Police Chief Fisher

Happy New Year to all. We hope that all have had a great holiday season and look forward to the new year. As part of our No Shave November fundraiser, the police department raised $710.00 and provided presents to 14 children in three different families. We thank you for all of your support and hope to improve on funds next year. We already have a head start of $250.00 from a late donation to apply to our 2019 event.


The Gooding Police Department is again looking for candidates for the position of Patrol Officer. Applications may be obtained through the City Hall, Police Department, or on-line at http://www.goodingidaho.org/job-openings/. All applications must be received by 14 January for consideration. Applicants must be certifiable according to the standards set by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council of Idaho.

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Message from Fire Chief Covey

Just a reminder from the Gooding Fire Department during the winter season. Please be thoughtful when using any sort of space heaters. Keep the area around them clear. Don’t piggy back extension cords and please don’t overload them. Keep your chimneys clean and careful where you dump the ashes after cleaning your wood fireplaces or stoves. Housekeeping is always an issue when using subsidiary heating so please keep that in mind. We have already responded to a few fires involving these issues so please be safe and God Bless.
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Gooding County Republicans Having Lincoln Days Dinner

The Gooding County Republican Committee is sponsoring a Lincoln Days Dinner on January 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at North Valley Academy. The Governor and our newly elected Republican State Officials will be in attendance to speak and listen to citizen concerns for the upcoming legislative session. Dinner will be beef tri-tip, potato and desert for $10.00. The sponsoring group is keeping the dinner cost low in hopes of getting good community attendance. They will also be raffling off an Old Henry limited edition Second Amendment 22. Tickets at $10.00 and the winner will be drawn at the conclusion of the evening.


*Please note that the newsletter is not solely associated with any political party. As always, if you have ANY positive community event to share, please send your information along to the contact info below.

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Frozen Pipe Prevention Tips

HOW TO PROTECT PIPES FROM FREEZING

  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.

  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.

  • When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet. Running water through the pipe, even a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.

  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.

  • If you are going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

HOW TO THAW FROZEN PIPES

  • Turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where your water service enters you home through the foundation.

  • Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melts, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.

  • Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, portable space heather or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater or an open flame device.

  • Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you cannot thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.

  • Check all other faucets in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes. If you pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.

Don't Forget Dog Licenses are Available!

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THIS IS A PUBLICATION OF THE CITY OF GOODING

The Gooding Community Newsletter is a publication designed to share the positive happenings in our community. If you have an event or news item you would like to share, please send along your information to the email address listed below. Should you have an idea you think could improve our community, we encourage you to bring those ideas to the city council with plans on how we can work together to make our city even better. Thanks for listening and sharing!