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Page 6 Indian Valley & Mesa News Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Buttercups ar(, up! It's already the first week of April coming up, and time for April's Indian Valley Improvement League Meeting on Wednesday, April 4th at 1:00 pm at Lakey's Caf6. Be sure to mark your calendar and bring a friend. Doris Baker had a delightful time attending the wedding for Rae Ann Boudreau and Ian Moore on Saturday. Rae Ann is the.daughter of Jeff and Penny Dunham and the wedding was held at the Indian Valley Community Hall. Sunday, Bob and Doris enjoyed a visit from their son, Mark Briscoe of Council. Pat and Martha Ball enjoyed having their daughter, Ann and two of the grandchildren up for the weekend. As always, the kids enjoyed being able to run on the ranch, while Grandma kept an eye on her gorgeous crocus that are now in full bloom about the yard. I'm sure glad that it isn't what goes to Vegas, stays in Vegas, as Indian Valley is glad to have Larry Boehm and Bev Galloway back from a week long tour they took to visit the entertainment capital of the world. Larry and Bey enjoyed a week tour on Harmon Travel to Las Vegas and surrounding sights. They arrived back home on Friday. They were glad to be back home and enjoyed attending the wedding for Rae Ann Boudreau on Saturday. Coming home from their Knit-Wit club on Friday, Jackie Dowdy and Della Haberle were quite happy when Della was the first to see the bouncing little heads of the buttercups growing around Jackie's mailbox. Sandy Coates had the second sighting The Adams County Record By Lynn Leatherman 739-5756 Community Spotlight announcing a "buttercup Lynn and her friend, grandchild show off her cooking. alert" along the Little Ken, who came from La talents. Celestino and Robin Weiser. Grande, OR to spend a Connie Hornyak and Juica enjoyed having. Loren and Bridgett few days. It was Toni Tammy Evans enjoyed a daughter, Clerida, her Brest are still enjoying Lynn's birthday, so trlp to Boise over the husband, Alan, and learning all there is to they had a celebration weekend to visit with the two little ones come know about country dinner on Saturday. family. Connie was to visit on Sunday living, and this past Wanda's brother, Lynn delighted to be able to afternoon. Everyone week it was definitely Morris of Council came, spend time with all the enjoyed spending the theme of "Burning as did daughter, Marcia kids and grandkids while time out in the warm and Learning." With and grandson, Jesse there. While Tammy sunshine, but grandson, her normal witty sense from Payette. Sunday stayed visiting with her Iker, was stealing the of humor, Bridgett said afternoon, nephew son, Connie got treated show while he performed. they made it through the Dewey Morris, his to a wonderful dinner his riding skills on the weeds and the house and wife, Cheryl and their out at The Golden Corral toy 4-wheeler and kicked barn are still standing daughter, Alexis came by Shannon and Dave a soccer ball for Grandpa so they must have done from Kamiah so everyone White. and Grandma. something right! As got to have a wonderful Mary Rintnger enjoyed Ron and Janet Meyer they enjoyed spending time visiting, getting out to her Knit- enjoyed attending the some relaxation time Judy Green celebrated Wits meeting on Friday. fund raiser for The on Sunday in the the first day of spring She said the turnout was Council Senior Center beautiful midday sun, by driving in the snow impressive, and everyone on Saturday evening. Bridgett did notice her down to Caldwell to had aproJect to show off, Well another week first signs of spring spend the day with which made the meeting has come and gone, around their place, but daughter, Cinamon just wonderful. And and hopefully so has it was definitely not as and her family. That speaking of wonderful, the snowl What a crazy nice as buttercups or evening they enjoyed she also made mention week. Hopefully this crocus. She observed granddaughter, Gail's of a wonderful cake week will bring more some marmots and performance In a school that Judy Green made sunshine and only a few mosquitoes, something recital. Wednesday, Judy to share with everyone showers as we head into we could all do without, celebrated her birthday at the meeting. It was April. Have a wonderful Tony and Wanda by attending a track a new recipe for Judy week. Morgensen had a busy, meet in Weiser with and everyone was happy but delightful weekend daughter, Dezi where to be a guinea pig for with their daughter, Toni she watched another a sample of Judy's Jessi Martin: N,ew Meadows Nexvest Employee by Deb Wilson Sugar and spice and everything nice That's what little girls are made of... But waitT Don't forget the fishing tackle and ammunition. Meet Jessi Martin, the new Customer Service Specialist/ Office Assistant for New Meadows City Hall, who has been greeting callers, answering questions, and collecting payments since February 8. Barely 30, pretty and deceptively petite (5'), Jessi warms the office and ith graciousness' a'.ller intelligence. A rare So phenomenon, a truly racked happy person, she also three matches outdoor stories one elk her dad's backhoe to positioning pinkish petals. She's the oldest of three girls, and dad made sure they all took hunter safety and knew how to use a gun. Her dad and his long time friend Ed Levitt took her hunting at age 12, and Jessi wasted no time learning the sport. After ......... a frustrating ........ day missing elk, she charged out through the mountains a up deer, and with the best. She came to New Meadows three years ago for all the good reasons: love, hunting, and fishing. Work hasn't been easy to come by since she left her chiropractic assistant job in Boise, but she'd gained good skills with Brundage human resources, and is thrilled with her new community role. Growing up in Kuna, where both her parents own their own businesses, she learned to appreciate a small town atmosphere. Her parents gave up their Lakeview home when Jessi was 3 to make a better living for their children. Dad, Curtis, runs excavation equipment, and her mom Adele owns a flower shop. Morn tried to teach Jessi floral arrangements, but she quickly turned that apprentic.eship over to Jessi's younger sister Amy. Jessi much preferred driving a mountain lion. Another good story, the mountain lion hunt, started with her snowmobiling through deep snow (with dad and Ed again), where she gracefully managed to crash into Ed's snowmobile several times while watchin for cougar tracks. While she waited at its most recent kill, the cat circled around behind her into the trees. She took it down with a 357 pistol. Packing it out on foot through waist high snow posed some serious challenge, but she managed it nonetheless. She shot her 6x6 bull elk on the South Fork after packing in on horseback. "It came running in fast and mad," she remembered. Steelhead fishing started Her parents' big family a few years ago, and she spread all over Treasure loves it. They butcher, Valley (dad had 11 smoke, grind and brothers and sisters). sausage all of their own making holidays and meat. surprise birthday parties Playing slow pitch monumental events. softball for the Brown's She saw that same Market team rounds love of family in Willy out her busy sports life. Brown when she met She and her sisters, him at the McCall Amy and Megan, played Winter Festival a few The Martin family: Jessi, Willy, Bodie, Moose the dog, Talon and Macky Willy's daughter Talon, 5, visits every spring from Alaska. "Macky's all boy, rough and tough," Jessi explained. Like her, Macky loves camping and exploring outdoors. Jessi laughed as she relayed Macky's description of the "beaver dammit" he'd recently seen. "They pick up so much from adults that you don't think about, and their imaginations are incredible. It's a treat teaching them new things as they get older," she smiled. Bodie seems much more cautious, still working on his first baby steps. She and Willy look forward to building a house in the trees someday so the boys can build forts, dig for worms and ride their wheels. Her tears rambunctious sports in years ago. He had been a high school. "My folks hunting guide in Alaska. always came to our "Willy's very handsome games," she related, as and funny and can she began to talk about just do anything," she the support she has felt proclaimed with pride from them all of her life. and affection. When asked where she Her first relationship gained her confidence had failed painfully, so and happiness, she said had his. They didn't it's all about family, want it to happen Tears welled in her eyes again. He gave her a when she described the puppy, Moose, as an love and respect she engagement present, feels for her parents, and Moose sealed the "They always worked deal. Now they live hard, but still made with sons Macky (6) time for us," she shared, and Bodie (15 months). welled up again as she thought about her babysitters, Susan and Greg Gregersen, who are raising 4 grandchildren of their own. "I don't know what I would do without them," she cried. "They would Just do anything for us." The Gregersens, Willy's parents Bill and Donna Brown, and many others had all stepped in to help during her pregnancy complications, and again when she lost her job last winter. She marvels at her experience with City Hall. "I am learning so much. A great deal of effort goes into making the city function that you just don't know." She works with the mayor, 4 city council members, the clerk/ treasurer, a public works supervisor, an animal control officer, and the entire populace of the city. She's just beginning to realize how complicated it all is, how money is spent and how the budget works. She gained a real appreciation of: rth commanlty's abllity, r,tO pull together last week. After the heavy snowmelt and rain, water flooded down city streets, knee deep behind Granite Mountain Cafe, with South End Road and other routes drowning. The mayor met with council members Friday morning at 1:30 am, and again at 9:30 for emergency planning. Soon, 40 volunteers showed up for two days' hard work in the pouring rain, filling sand bags, digging out the city culvert, and clearing pathways. "It was amazing," she said. "Some of those people didn't even live in the city." For her future, she'd like her family to go lots of new places, especially the coast. She's already traveled to Hawaii and Mazatlan, Mexico; and gone hunting on a float trip in Fairbanks, Alaska. And her immediate plans for fun and success? "I can't wait for this weekend's steelhead fishing," she beamed. Bear Facts The Road to Cuprum is Mudcty Dan McGahey made a trip to Boise, Friday, to bring his grandsons, Will and Collin, up to spend the weekend, at Bear. Their granddaughter, Emily, has been with them for the past couple of weeks. Grandmother, Sauni, says Emily is great help even thought to Boise for an evening Joy Brown, Peter she is only a second meeting and dinner, and Teresa spent the grader. Ben and Sam Warner weekend at Joy's cabin Sue Warner Joined a and Sarah Stewart joined at Bear. Joy returned to carload of ladies for a a group of friends for her home near Caldwell, meeting of the Order of the weekend at Jackson and Peter and Teresa Eastern Star in Idaho Hole. They were there to returned to Boise. Joy Falls Friday. And on watch the Snowmobile spent Saturday afternoon Saturday she took a load Hill Climb although none visiting Tina Warner of Eastern Star ladies of them took part in it. and remembering their winters spent in Arizona. Also spending a couple of days at their cabin were Bert and Ronney Davis and their son, Colton. Bert did some work around the cabin while they were here before they returned to Payette. by Tina Warner 258-4471 I understand the road to Cuprum is muddy, but the winter logging is finished. Roads up Bear Creek are open as far as the Snowmobile park, although the road at Sam Warner's. was just ice when I drove up Friday. 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