Gooding Community Newsletter

February 2019, #12

Make Plans to Visit the Gooding Golf Course This Year

Did you know that Gooding is home to the only golf course and country club in Gooding County? The beautiful nine-hole Gooding Golf Course has been servicing our community since 1948, providing fun and recreation opportunities to generations of Gooding residents. The course offers almost 3,000 yards of golf with a par of 35, and from early spring throughout the summer and into late fall it is a great place to experience some of the fun and fantastic scenery that make this community such a delight. If you haven't ever been out to the golf course, you should put it on your calendar for this upcoming season.

The Gooding Country Club is currently extending an invitation to all Gooding residents and really anybody who might be interested in becoming a member. For very affordable annual fees, as a member you or your family would get access to awesome parties, dinners, and other events at the clubhouse throughout the year. Members also get huge discounts should they want to book the clubhouse for any personal function. The clubhouse is one of the best reception spots available in or around town, and has been the site for countless beautiful weddings, reunions, and other functions. Of course membership also entitles you to discounts on golf related expenses.

Please read the community press release below to find out about exciting membership opportunities, and if interested fill out the application form below that. We hope to see you all out "on the links!"

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Heart Sound Recorder Coming to Brockman Family Chiropractic

It's vital that your heart has the proper nutritional balance in order to keep the correct rate, rhythm, and tone. Have your heart checked for these important factors by having a quick evaluation with the heart sound recorder. When: Wednesday February 20, 2019 at Brockman Family Chiropractic. Cost: $47. Limited space so give us a call to sign up or for more information call (208)934-5000.
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Gooding Schools' Music Program Shares Spring Schedule of Events

Maybe you have heard them at one of their concerts, or perhaps at one of Gooding High's home games. Maybe you haven't had the pleasure of enjoying them yet at all. Regardless, you need to know that the music program is alive and kicking within Gooding Schools! The music program is ramping up for a busy spring. Check out the schedule of events below, as well as information on how to follow them on Facebook or for how parents can sign up for the Remind messaging system.

Feb. 6- Middle School (MS) Honor Clinic (@ Burley)

Mar. 5- High School(HS) Solo/Ensemble (@ CSI TF)

Mar. 13- MS Solo/Ensemble (@ Wood River)

Apr. 5/7- Northwest Percussion Festival (@ CSI TF)

Apr. 8- Jazz Festival (@ Minico)

Apr. 17- HS Festival (@ Burley)

Apr.27- Fundraiser Dinner (@ GHS)

May 1- MS Festival (@ Jerome)

May 3- Festival Showcase (@ GHS)

May 3/4- State Solo/Ensemble (@ ISU Pocatello)

May 11- Music in the Parks Festival (@ Utah)

May 17- Gooding Gala (@GHS)

May 23- NVA Graduation

May 28- GHS Graduation

Follow on the new Facebook page- Gooding Senators Music Program- for information on upcoming events and to stay updated with news of great things happening in Gooding Music!


Do you have a student in the program this year? Stay updated by joining REMIND- the best way to communicate with your student's music instructor! Two ways to join:

1. Download the free REMIND app from the mobile app store and use the following class code, OR

2. Send a text message to 81010 and use your class code as the message text.


Symphonic Band: @ghs18sb

Jazz Band: @ghs18jb

Athletic Band: @ghs18ab

Gold Band: @ghs18gb

Red Band: @ghs18rb

Vocalise Choir: @ghs18vc

Senator Singers: @ghs18ss

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Publicity Release for GREAT, Inc on the Schubert Theatre

GREAT, Inc. has received a matching grant award notice in the amount of $10,000 from the Idaho Heritage Trust for the repair and repointing of the exterior masonry of the historic Schubert Theatre through the royalty payments of our trademarked license plate design. As the historic Schubert Theatre is located in Gooding in District 26 we thought it important that you be informed of this grant and aware that the Idaho Heritage Trust is at work in District 26. This grant has enabled the Gooding Restoration for Entertainment, Arts and Theatre (aka GREAT, Inc.) to do restoration and preservation work on the historic Schubert Theatre, built in 1920 by Governor Frank R. Gooding.

We have also received notice of a $3,000 grant from the Idaho Community Foundation.

The incredible work and progress the Board of Directors of GREAT, Inc. has made to restore the Schubert Theatre has been remarkable thanks to their hard work, and the generosity and charitable donations of our partners, community and volunteers since we had our Community Vision Meeting!

Together and united, we now have:

- a new roof,

- conceptual drawings,

- we are well on our way to getting the brick and mortar repaired and sealed

- we will soon have a web page up and running

- and we will be taking bids to clean and paint the cornice above the entrance.

BRAVO to all of our GREAT stars and MANY THANKS to the National Historic Preservation Trust, Idaho Heritage Trust, thanks to the Idaho State Legislature making the funding available to the Idaho Heritage Trust for historic preservation, the Idaho Community Foundation, the BRM Fund within the Idaho Community Foundation, the Idaho Humanities Council, Union Pacific, Glanbia, Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Lucile Bickett, Harv B. Bickett and Lucile Stevens Bickett within the Idaho Community Foundation, the Curtis Turner Memorial Fund unrestricted Southwest Region within the Idaho Community Foundation, Kings Stores Fund, Mary Bradoff Foundation, Northwest Farm Credit, Ridleys, Franklin Building Supply, Myers-Anderson Architects, Edward Jones, Blue Fire, Sabala Farms, the Portuguese Hall, M&W Market, Camas Courier, Pepsi, Falls Brand, Wells Fargo volunteers, Pioneer Federal Credit, Home Care Craftsman, LLC, Tracy Shaver, Cindy Schubert Jones, Judee Gooding – Historic Gooding Hotel Bed and Breakfast, GHS Alumni, many anonymous, donations and so many more! THANK YOU!

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Gooding Police Department Releases Year End Statistics

The following is a breakdown of police activity for the last three years. Gooding is a good place to live but is not immune to social issues. Something to keep in mind while reviewing these numbers is a decrease in officer numbers in 2017. We would like to thank our officers for their hard work and sacrifice!
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The City of Gooding Needs Your Help and Input


The city of Gooding is looking for community members to provide input and assist us in developing plans for several different projects we are working on. The committee members will be selected by the Mayor from a list of interested citizens.

Airport Advisory Group- This group will help with recognizing potential safety issues at the Gooding Airport and provide ideas for how the airport should grow and be the best airport in the valley. One member of the group will be chosen to report to Mayor and Council on a routine basis.

BMX Park- This group will provide input for the development of a BMX park to be installed next to the skate board park. We are currently reaching out to professional BMX park developers for assistance and will be looking for help from the BMX community to make sure we get the right “style” for all of our riders' abilities.

Transportation Master Plan- The city is currently developing a long term plan to address the ability of our roads and sidewalks to handle current and future needs for motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles. We will be seeking individuals to help prioritize the community's concerns.

If you would be interested in serving on one of the committees please contact the City Clerk by phone 208 934-5669 or mail, 308 5th Ave West Gooding, ID 83330


Last month the city council approved a plan to allow 129,000 pound vehicles to access the “Industrial Park” on Agri Lane by using Roosevelt from Highway 46 East to Oregon and then North to Agri Lane and finally East to the Industrial Park. On February 19th at 6:45 PM the city would like to conduct a Public Hearing to allow for comment from the public prior to adoption and submission to ITD. This will allow commercial carriers who routinely transport loads of this capacity to permit yearly with ITD for access to and from the Industrial Park. We hope this will encourage enterprise in the park. If you would be interested in serving on one of this committee please contact the City Clerk by phone 208 934-5669 or mail at 308 5th Ave West Gooding, ID 83330.

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Square Dance Lessons to be Held in Jerome

Square Dancing Lessons will be beginning on February 4 @ 7:00 pm at the Jerome High School Cafeteria. First class is free and anyone 10 and above is invited. For more information, email

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Save the Date

The 41st Biennial Idaho Association of the Deaf Convention will be held on Aug 1 through 4 at the Idaho School for the Deaf. Any parent of a deaf person is invited to the banquet on Aug 3 at the Basque Center---free of charge.

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!