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Page 6 Indian Valley & Mesa News Della Haberle had a great time at the home of Charlie Hendrix who hosted the annual Knit- Wit Christmas party" on Friday afternoon. The lunch was of a Mexican theme and featured some great dishes. Everyone had a great time. Don and hckie Dowdy are very excited to have their water back running after a two-week bout of playing "find the leak" and "find the pipes". They had a leak running down the outside of the basement wall, but where it came from was a mystery. They are so grateful for Dave Allred and Jeff Dunham who worked diligently at getting them enough water to live on and keep the tanks at the corral going with hoses. The two rerouted some piping, and all is running smoothly. It's no fun to play pioneer when the weather is turning colder. Jackie enjoyed attending the Knit Wit party on Friday, making her wonderful tan dessert to go with the Mexican themed meal. Visiting with all of her friends, including Alice Green was a special treat. Larry Boehm and Bey Galloway traveled to Ontario for an appointment for Bey on Tuesday. Wednesday, Larry joined the group playirig pinochle at the fire hall in the evening, while Bey happily visited with friends. Thursday, it was another appointment for Bey in Fruitland, and then she and Larry stopped in at Payette High School to watch her grandsons play basketball. Friday morning, they got "beautified" by Kay Van Order before they headed to Ontario to attend the annual Christmas party held by Farmers Supply and Co-Op at the 4-Rivers Cultural Center. Bev said the meal was wonderful, and it was so marvelous to visit with the many friends she made during the years she worked for the Co-Op. Jill Doughton and Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Knit-Wits party on Margaret Thomason enjoyed attending the Knit-Wit Christmas party on Friday afternoon and visiting with all their friends over a nice luncheon. Sunday, the two joined with friends for a birthday luncheon for their friend, Martha Belle Nixon at The Sahbria Center in Cambridge. Jim and Lavonne Conner enjoyed a visit with their good friends, Bill and Cathi Smith of Riggins, on Tuesday. The group enjoyed a belated celebratory birthday lunch for Lavonne at Judy's Restaurant in Weiser. On Thursday, Jim and Lavonne braved a trip to Boise and through the Boise Town Mall to do a little shopping, rewarding themselves with a delicious meal at the Panda Express while there. Jim and Patty Shaw enjoyed a visit to the sunny city of Caldweil this past week. They had a wonderful time visiting with their friends, Paul, and his sister-in-law, Patti, enjoying a lunch out and a trip through Costco. Sunday, they enjoyed the potluck held after church in Indian Valley and the Christmas pageant. Doris Baker traveled to her doctor appointment with her daughter, Judy Van Komen where the doctors are giving her a thumbs up on her healing. Grandson, Austin Van Komen came from Twin Falls over the weekend to visit. Cathy Veselka enjoyed a girl's weekend with three of her daughters. She drove to Twin Falls and picked up Julie, and then the two continued on to Pocatello to spend a great couple of days with Sarah and Carrie. Cathy drove back home on Monday morning. Christmas has come early for Lanae Veselka this year. Son, Dave drove her to Boise on Wednesday, where she visited with both of her doctors. Their present to her was to let her know she was 100% By Lynn released and healed from the back and leg surgeries she went through a year ago. After this good news, she and Dave met with her sister, Betty Moyer for a well-deserved and satisfying lunch at The Golden Corral. Judy Green enjoyed several Christmas parties before leaving Arizona. Monday morning she aras busy packing so Tom could be singing "On the Road Again;' come early Tuesday morning. Mary Rininger was another Knit-Wit that had a great time at the club's annual party on Friday. Mary loves to go to Charlie's home anytime of the year, but Christmas is her favorite, as Charlie decorates her home beautifully, including the driveway. She says it always brings the Christmas spirit out in her. The Bolls are enjoying having Challis and Hayden home for the holidays. Meagan will also be joining them soon. Craig q-he Adams County Record Leatherman -- 739-5756 is grateful to be home after working fifteen days at the Idaho State Police Academy this month. They are all looking forward to the annual alumni game on Saturday. Celestino and Robin Juica enjoyed some time together on Friday as they took some livestock to the Treasure Valley Livestock Auction in Caldwell. Saturday, Robin enjoyed a trip to town to get her snow tires put on and do a bit of Christmas shopping. Janet Meyer is enjoying the best of two worlds as she continues baking. First, Ron is continuing his promise of doing all the dishes in exchange for sampling Janet's cookie batches. Second, he's a happy husband as he was sampling her rum balls on Monday night! Sunday evening, they enjoyed having the employees from the Council bank branch over for a wonderful potluck Christmas celebration dinner. Idaho education leaders meet to plan future BY HEATHER WlI,I, IAbI$ Leaders in education " assembled Thursday, Nov. 29, to begin finding solu- tions for immediate and long-term issues facing the future of 1(-12 education in Idaho. The ideas gen- erated by this group were given to Gov. Butch Otter's office and offered to legisla- tive leaders. The group will request a publ!c hearing with the House Education Committee, the Senate Education Committee and possibly the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee to share its ideas and offer its contin- ued help. The group's 22 partici- pants included superin- tendents, teachers, parents and leaders from the Idaho Education Association, the Idaho Business for Education, the Idaho School Board's Association, State Board of Education and the State Department of Education. They met at Boise State University in a meeting facilitated by Idaho Leads Project co- directors Lisa Kinnaman and Roger Quarles. The five-hour meeting included activities to build relation- ships and develop shared ideas for solving Idaho's K-12 education challenges. The meeting was arranged by Heather Williams, superintendent of the Gooding Joint School District and legislative chair for the Idaho Association of School Administrators. Williams emphasized that this is a practitioner's group and not a political group. She invited retiring and long-time legislator from her district Wendy laquet to offer ideas on how the group could maximize rela- tionships with lawmakers. "My goal was to get prac- titioners and caring stake- holders together to better understand the issues from various perspectives, and to build leadership capacity to help us move forward by building relationships, committing to continuous improvement, and building on effective practices;' she said. The group agreed that it is important to bring multiple solutions, instead of problems, to the Legislature and Gov. Butch Otter and to support the governor as he appoints an education task force. Some of the ideas devel- oped by the group were to focus on recruiting and retaining the very best teachers in Idaho, build on reform efforts that are already working, build a statewide communication matrix, make decisions as close as possible to stu- dents, set clear goals for all stakeholders, integrate technology and evolve the instructional model. Members of the group also said that now is the time to leverage the intense pub- lic interest in education by publicizing the good things happening in a variety of topics from technology integration, use of effective practices and leadership capacity. "Let's focus on what's going right while we have their attention;' said New Plymouth Superintendent Ryan Kerby. Corrections & Clarifications In the Record's school board article in our December 12 issue, we may have given the impression that Anita VanGrunsven was present at the school board meeting. She was no,t present. The quotes attributed to Mrs. VanGrunsven and the outline of her positions were taken from statements made by Superintendent Dalgleish and were not necessarily representative of Mrs. VanGrunsven's positions. CHILDREN! Check it o00t!! Pharmacy Technician .............. inslae .qaams t, ounty nealtn Lenlcer I  205 M. 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