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
Pioneer Federal Credit Union
Diamond A Livestock
Blue Fire Wilderness Therapy
Western Spirit Ranches
On A Shoestring Dairy
Ridley’s Family Markets
Smiles 4 Kids
Northwest Farm Credit Services
North Canyon Medical Center
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
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
CLOVER CREEK DENTAL
GOODING PTA ALL STARS
SKELETON CREEK MINING DISTRICT
RIDLEY’S ADVANTAGE POINTS DONATIONS:
CLIVE & VIVIAN POPE
AUSTIN & AMBER TURNER FAMILY
SHELBY & DALLAS SCOFFIELD FAMILY
MICHAEL & BRENDA SLIMAN
THOMAS & GENTRY WHITTLE FAMILY
JOEY &JENNIFER BINGHAM FAMILY
WOMEN’S CATHOLIC LEAGUE
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.
Message from Fire Chief Covey
Gooding County Republicans Having Lincoln Days Dinner
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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.