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Page 6 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 The Adams County Record Indian Valley ! & Mesa News By Lynn Leatherman -- 739-5756 A bit of sad news passed my way on Monday morn- ing. Past resident of Mesa, Joe Spivey, passed away in Vale, OR on Sunday. Joe was a very special man and will always be remem- bered for his laughter and love he had for his family. Heartfelt condolences are sent to all.of his family. Marthetta Blakley and The Songbird Ranch and Inner City Slickers created a second intervention day of fun for thirteen children this past Saturday. Many wonderful people donated their time, talent and energy to help make the day a great success. Ten of the children were local youth, and all had a fantastic time. Marthetta says it was a joy working with all of the volunteers and making new friends in the process was just a great plus. Larry Boehm and Bev Galloway had a nice trip over to Portland, OR during the week past. They traveled over to attend the wedding ceremony and reception for one of Larry's nieces. They spent a couple of extra days enjoying some sight seeing and family before heading home. An extra fun thing that happened was when they stopped at Multnomah Falls to do some sight seeing. They were surprised to hear someone say hello and call them by name. Turning they found themselves standing next to Becky Daniels and Ralph Brown of Council! Once home, they were back to catching up on chores, but did get away to go cheer at a football game for grandson, Andrew Galloway, on Friday. Sunday evening they had a wonderful time enjoying a garden party held at the home on one of their neighbors. Wanna Belie Coriell enjoyed having Craig and Rhonda Hope come from Nampa to visit for the week. Although the smoke in the valley created a hindrance to going outside, they did have a great time visiting inside and enjoyed their time together. Jim and Patty Shaw enjoyed a shopping trip to Ontario and beyond on Wednesday. They traveled on to Costco and then stopped in Caldwell to visit with their good friend, Paul Freeland. Paul helped Jim fix the passenger door on their pick-up, which is a good thing as luck would have it; something on- the driver's door malfunctioned on their way home, and so they have another trip planned soon to get that door fixed. Judy Green enjoyed meeting with church sisters in Cambridge on Tuesday evening for a Humanitarian Night. Friday, Judy and Tom attended the homecoming football game in Cambridge and were delighted to watch as their granddaughter was crowned queen. Special get well wishes are sent to Julie Harvey who will be undergoing a second surgery on her elbow as I send this column in on Tuesday. May you heal quickly and with much less pain this time: Ardis Boll hosted a quilting meeting for the ladies of the surrounding areas of Cambridge on Friday " morning. They enjoyed quilting, needlework, a potluck lunch and each other's laughter. Craig came home later that evening from Boise and he and Ardis exchanged anniversary cards in celebration of their 27th wedding anniversary. Challis, who had arrived on Monday stayed through Thursday, having lunch with Ardis on Wednesday. Saturday of Charity in the United evening, Chal's co-worker, States. She returned home Jess stopped in and spent this past Saturday. On the night. Monday evening she had Robin Juice is back a wonderful surprise when from a wonderful trip her son, Chad changed the and training she took oil in her pickup for her. to further educate Ron and Janet Meyer herself in the position enjoyed a trip to Boise of Training Officer she this past weekend. They holds for The Indian headed down on Friday Valley Rural Volunteer evening and spent the Fire Department. Her trip night at the home of took her to Emmitsburg, Janet's mother, Libby Maryland, where she Squires. Saturday, they attended a six-day course put on their blue and at the National Fire orange and headed over Academy. After six days to Bronco Nation to enjoy of homework, testing and the football game on the preparing a presentation, blue. It was a great day, she returns to Indian nice weather and a great Valley with a much better win. Back home on Sunday, knowledge of how to Janet had to put away her face the challenges in her play clothes and don her position. While there, she apron to spend the day did do a bit of sight seeing canning. As Janet says, if and thoroughly enjoyed you want to play, you must visiting the Emmitsburg learn to pay with a little Foundation and learning hard work, but it was well about St. Elizabeth Ann worth it. Go Broncos! Seton, Foundress and First Superior of the Sisters The History Corner Center By Dale Fisk -- 253-4582 Once again I'm dipping into the Idaho Northern book for this column. In past columns I've already covered the story of Cascade, the reservoir and the Highway route that replaced the part of the original Highway 55 that is now under water. "Center" was more of a community than an actual town, located north of Cascade, about six miles south of where the highway crosses the Gold Fork of the Payette River. The name came from it being near the geographic center of Long Valley. In 1889 a post office named Center was established in the home of Chesney Keeney, with Keeney as postmaster. Some of the family's who settled at Center: Koskella, Kantola, Harala, Lake, Downend, Nortune and Erickson. Many of these were from Finland or of Finnish descent. They were attracted to Long Valley for its resemblance to Finland. The post office was discontinued in 1900 and mail went to Arling (which I will discuss next). The Center School sat about a mile south of the Center Post Office beside what later became old Highway 55. The school was open at least until 1946. The building was moved to Cascade before that part of the valley was flooded, and was used as an LDS Church for many years. It is now a summer home. A community called "Arlington" was north of Center, straight west of a point .2 mile south of Highway 55 milepost 124. It began when the Center post office was moved there in 1900. The December 31, 1912 issue of the Nampa Leader-Herald said that Arlington was located on land belonging to George C. Taylor, vice president of the American Express Company. After the Idaho Northern arrived in 1914, the post office was placed in the Carver family's home. In 1915 the Postal Department shortened the name to "Ading" to avoid confusion with the post office at Arlington, Oregon. That year, the townsite of Arling was The store at Arling platted. In 1920 John Goode bought the store at Arling from a Mr. Williams, the post Office was moved into it and Goode became the postmaster. Sometime in the early 1900s diphtheria hit the area, and several children in the Arling area died from it, including two of John Goode's sons - four- year-old Arthur and seven- year-old Charles. Soon after the railroad reached this spot, Arling became a livestock shipping point with stockyards beside the tracks. In 1912 or 1913 a grain and seed business was established at Arling. It consisted of large granaries and a warehouse. In 1923 this business became the Mountain Valley Seed Company, managed by Marshall Lewis. The company became a staple of Long VaUey's economy for many years, supplying a market for various grains and grass seeds. The town had six buildings: a school (which doubled as a meeting hall for Grange 334 and a church); Goode's store; a seed warehouse, and three homes (including the one containing the post office). In the early 1930s, State Highway 55 was built t h r o u g h and those students went to ii L o n g McCall. Valley. Near When the Bureau of Arling, theReclamation bought the old wagon land for the reservoir in road that 1941, the store closed paralleled and Francis Goode went the railroad to Boise to operate a a half-milestore. Mail that had gone east of theto Arling was sent to tracks was Cascade. The foundation s i m p 1 yof the old Goode store is rebuilt andstill visible when the water i m p r o v e d level is low. to form theBefore the reservoir was highway. Byfilled Morison-Knudsen that time, moved the stockyards to customers a point along the current traveling by highway, near highway automobile mile marker 124. The composed Arling railroad station was the bulk also moved east to the new of John tracks. Goode's business, so Arling Hot Springs, east he and his son, Francis, of Highway 55, still bears moved to near the highway the Arling name. and built a new store. Tamarack Resort now There was a school at has a conference and Arling until 1939. The meeting facility named building was moved to "Arling Center" that is Donnel!y and used as a named after the two classroom until the high communities of Arling and school was discontinued Center. VALLEY REPAIRS & SERVICES Windshield Repairs & Replacements "We will come to you" Most Comprehensive Insurance pays 100% of Chip Repair . Brian & Cyndi Dunham Bauer .Indian Valley, Idaho (206) 256-4315