PO BOX 50, NEW PLYMOUTH, ID 83655 To: Postal Customer Presort Standard
New Plymouth, ID 83655 Permit #10
New Plymouth, ID
August 5, 2009 Issue #09022
Car Show in Kiwanis Park INSIDE
Rods of Oregon and Idaho
sponsored the Old-Car Show
hosted by Jared and Katie Belanger
of Double Diamond. The event was
held in the New Plymouth Kiwanis
Park July 25. One hundred and PAYETTE COUNTY
one contestants registered a total of
180 cars. FAIR
The event was advertised
by Bob of Impact Radio as an Schedule of Events
extension of his fund raising efforts
for Ryan Stockton of Middleton.
Ryan and his wife had been – page 3
featured on Extreme Home Make
Over. After their home remodel by
the TV-sponsored Make Over show,
Ryan was diagnosed with cluster
BRUCE MOYERS OF BOISE, SHOWS CHAD AND GENA HINKLEY FROM NEW PLYMOUTH, THE ELECTRIC
headaches and was scheduled for
brain surgery. The expense of the DOOR LATCH ON HIS 1930 MODEL A FORD PICKUP. BOTH THE BLACK 1928 MODEL A FORD CAR AND
surgery would have cost e the price THE GREEN PICKUP BELONG TO MOYERS. GENA IS MOYERS’ DAUGHTER.
of their newly remodeled home. ED SUMMERS FROM BOISE, OWNER
Impact Radio picked up
Stockton’s cause and raised OF THE RED 1946 FORD, CHATS WITH
enough through donations to pay MITCH GEIGER FROM EMMETT ABOUT TAX INCREASE
for Ryan’s surgery. Donations made BUILDING CARS. THEY
at the car show went toward EXCHANGE IDEAS ON PROPOSED
his travel expenses. (The CAR PAINT. THE
surgery had to be Final vote in August
done in California.) PAINT JOB ON
Since the car THE RED – page 5
show was part FORD IS
of the donation FIFTEEN
advertised the OLD.
car show as
part of Bob’s
Winning GOOD NEIGHBOR
the Car Show were COMMUNITIY CENTER
awarded hand made Canned items needed
Trophy Boxes for various
categories. Winners of this
year’s event will be added to the – page 9
Trophy Boxes earned next year. photos by Kerry White
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NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS
under the direction of Shaffer-
Obituaries Jensen Memory Chapel, New
Edith was born June 13, 1914 in
Dewey County, OK, the youngest First Baptist Church
Edith Grover Minnie Coles.
First Baptist Church offers programs for children, youth, young adults,
men’s and women’s ministries, and senior adult ministries. Home cell
Edith married Floyd Grover in groups are also available throughout the week. Sundays- (Nursery
New Plymouth Vici, OK in 1931. They moved available through age 4; Children’s Church for Kindergarten through 3rd
grade; Junior Church for 4th through 6th grades; Junior High and Senior
to Idaho in 1937, settling in
New Plymouth. In addition High Discipleship Classes). Junior and Senior High Bible Study 3-4pm.
to raising eight children, she Wednesday: 3:30-5pm Junior High BYF. 8-9 pm. Senior High BYF.
enjoyed gardening, quilting, Plymouth Congregational Church-
embroidering, and playing cards A Wednesday morning Bible Study meets from 10:00 to 11:45 am. We
and yahtzee. She attended many are looking at an overview of our faith. All are welcome to attend. If you
ball games and parties for her are interested in any of the above, we’d love to have you come join us!
grandchildren. Edith owned and Call Susan Howe at 278-5697. ROBERT MANWILL
operated a café in New Plymouth Immanuel Lutheran Church
for several years. She cooked at Ladies bible class Mondays at 1:00 pm. Call 278-5403 for location. THIS UNDATED PICTURE, MADE AVAILABLE
other cafes until her retirement. BY THE BOISE POLICE DEPARTMENT,
Survivors include Ruth (Ken) SHOWS ROBERT MANWILL, WHO
Harris of Parma, Julia (Larry)
Schroder of Ontario, Floy SECURITY STORAGE
CARS JUNK FURNITURE BOATS BOXES INVENTORY
ATTENDED NEW PLYMOUTH ELEMENTARY
Dion, Barbara (Earl) Spencer, POLICE AND FBI DETECTIVES FRIDAY,
Edith Grover, age 95, of George (Yvonne) Grover, Carol JULY 31, 2009 COORDINATED A MASSIVE
New Plymouth passed away 9 SIZES -- 120 UNITS -- FENCED & LIGHTED
(Dale) Williamson, Mary Gray SEARCH FOR ROBERT MANWILL, WHO
peacefully Thursday, July 30, (Jess Otazua), Karen (Larry) 315 E. IDAHO, NEW PLYMOUTH, ID 83655 DISAPPEARED JULY 24 AFTER LEAVING
2009 at home with family at her Mackey all of New Plymouth, RES. MGR. PH / FAX 208-278-5556 HIS MOTHER’S APARTMENT ON THE
side. A viewing will be from 4-7 27 grandchildren, 57 great JUSTIN & MELISSA FRATES SOUTHWEST SIDE OF IDAHO’S CAPITOL
p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 at grandchildren, and 25 great-great CITY.
Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
grandchildren. CALL FOR CURRENT MANAGER’S SPECIAL RATES OVER 60 NEW PLYMOUTH RESIDENTS
New Plymouth. Edith’s husband, baby daughter, JOINED IN THE SEARCH INCLUDING
Graveside services will be and three grandsons preceded OWNERS PRINCIPAL CARRIE AGUAS AND MAYOR
10:00 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 6, her in death. ALAN & BEVERLY BLAIR JOE COOK.
2009 at Park View Cemetery, New Mom and Grandma, we will love SINCE 1982 BOISE POLICE DEPARTMENT / AP PHOTO
Plymouth. Funeral services are you and miss you forever.
Our Savior’s Bible Church Worship 11:00 am
CHURCH DIRECTORY In Payette Hall on Wednesday
History of the Church 6:30 a.m. Wed. 6976 Butte Rd. 278-5899 Prayer meeting Wednesday 1:00 p.m.
Please send corrections or additions to email@example.com or call 278-5465 Father Calvin Blankinship Worship 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Ronk
Assembly of God 2nd Ward 278-3880 David Allwein
First Baptist Church Treasure Valley
4029 Hwy 30 W. 278-0191 Sacrament Meeting 11:00 a.m. Mennonite Church
278-3233 Pilgrims for Christ Fellowship
Sunday School all ages 10:00 a.m. Bishop Kreal Christensen 278-3769 4110 SW 1st Ave
Worship 11:00 am, 6:00 p.m. Adult Sunday School 8:00 am 642-4460 Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School (all ages) 9:45 a.m. 212 W. Maple, New Plymouth
Youth & Children’s Bible Study Wed. 7:00 PM Church of the Nazarene Worship 11:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Elden Isaak 278-9494 Sunday 10:00 am, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Pastor 278-9270
Jr. Hi & Sr. Hi Bible Study 3-4 p.m.
Sunday School 10:00 Wednesday 3:30-5 Junior Hi BYF. 8-9 pm Contact: Cameron Mahler
Bible Faith Fellowship www.pilgrimsforchrist.org Valley Christian Church
Worship 11:00 a.m. Senior Hi BYF.
278-3125 Thursday Women’s Bible study 10:00 am. 1325 NW 1 1/2 Ave
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Pastor Rod Tegethoff Fruitland, ID 83619
Pastor Phil Pittman, Jr. Plymouth Congregational Church
Worship 11:00 a.m. Pastor Ralph Pearson (208)989-1974
Community of Christ UCC 278-3577
Wednesday Prayer meeting 7:00 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church Sunday Service at 10:45am
Sunday School 9:30 am
327 Elm, 278-5817 Sunday School at 9:30am
278-3080 Worship 10:30 am
Church of Christ Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Several Bible Studies throughout the week
Pastor Susan Howe
Sunday School 10:00 Adult and Youth Bible Class 10:00 am
452-3445 Worship service at 11:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 am
105 S Nebraska Ave in Fruitland Co-Pastors: Wanda Olson, Renee Fisher Ladies Bible Class- Monday 1:00 p.m.
Sand Hollow Baptist Church
Call Faye at 278-5403 for Bible Class location. 455-1539 29627 Old Hwy 30
Church of Jesus Christ of Corpus Christi Catholic Church Lutheran Hour: KIDO-AM radio Sunday School (all ages) 10:00 a.m.
Latter-Day Saints 9:30 a.m. Sundays Worship and Children’s church 11:00 a.m.
452-5778 in Fruitland
Wednesday night youth & adult bible study
521 S. Plymouth Ave Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe 7:00 p.m.
Seminary: Brother Butler 278-9290 Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m. English
Pastor Dallas Claypool
Youth Activity Wed. 7:00 p.m. Mass 1:00 p.m. Spanish Roman Catholic Church
1st Ward 278-3663 RICA for inquiring adults Wed. 7:00 p.m. 221 W. Elm Street – 888-9631 Seventh-Day Adventist
Sacrament Meeting 9:00 a.m. Teen Life (middle and high school) Confessions 9:00am Sunday 278-3813 107 E. Park
Bishop Leon Jensen Sunday 6:30-8:00 p.m. Traditional Latin Mass 10:00 a.m. Sabbath School 9:15 a.m.
Religious Ed.K-5th grade 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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2009 Payette County Fair
Rise ‘N Shine in “09” Schedule of Events (1) Limbaugh Arena (2) Earl Ford Arena (3) 4-H Horse Arena
(4) Limbaugh West (5) Rodeo Arena
Aug. 5-8, 2009 TUESDAY, AUG. 4 Cloverbud Poultry (1)
Payette County Fairgrounds, New Plymouth, Idaho TIME DESCRIPTION ARENA Fitting and Showing followed by Quality
Free Admission & Parking 5:00 p.m. All animals on grounds 3:00 p.m. 4-H Dog Show - Cloverbud Dog Show (1)
There’s something for everyone at the Payette County Fair! 5:30 p.m. Mandatory meeting for all parents and 4-H/FFA 6:45 p.m. Fair Parade. Main Street, New Plymouth
4-H & FFA Shows exhibitors with livestock and/or horse projects (1) 7:30 p.m. New Plymouth Fire Department “Childrens Fun
Free Musical Programs Day Rodeo” (5)
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m Check-in Open Division Exhibits 7:30 p.m. Special Music Program, “Gem Cloggers” (1)
Open Exhibits (entries open to all) WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5 FRIDAY, AUG. 7
Food and Commercial Booths TIME DESCRIPTION ARENA TIME DESCRIPTION ARENA
Contests 8:00 a.m. 4-H & FFA Market Goat Wethers (only) (2)
Demonstrations 7:30 a.m. Flag Raising (2)
Special Events and Contests: (see Premium Book for 8:00 a.m. Check-in Open Division Exhibits 4-H Standard Size Showmanship
more details) 8:00 a.m. 4-H Mkt Sheep Judging, followed by Pen of 2 (2) FFA Standard Size Showmanship
FFA & 4-H Breeding Beef Quality (1) 4-H & FFA Dairy Goat Quality as posted in Goat
Rodeo Parade- Friday, July 31, 7-9 a.m., Fruitland City Park FFA & 4-H Feeder Steers Quality (1) Barn
NEW FOR 2009!-Fair Theme “ Rise N’ Shine in “09” FFA Market Beef Judging followed by 4-H Market 4-H Swine, Fitting, and Showing (1)
Rodeo Arena Beef Judging Champion Market Beef (1) 8:30 a.m. FFA Dairy Quality, Fitting and Showing followed
Open Harness Driving Show - Thursday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m., 9:00 a.m. FFA/4-H Horse Fitting and Showing followed by by 4-H Quality and Fitting and Showing (4)
For more information or to enter, contact: Sue Marler, (208) 4-H Western Equitation on rail followed by 9:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Horsemanship followed by 4-H/FFA
794-8280. Download Class Entry Form. English Trail, followed by dummy roping (3)
New Plymouth Fire Department “Children’s Fun Day Rodeo” Open Dairy Show All Breeds
Thurs., 7:30 p.m. @ Rodeo Arena. Mutton Bustin’, Chicken Equitation followed by Hunter hack (3)
Chase, Grease pig chase & more!!! Registration for all events 10:00 a.m. FFA Market Sheep Judging followed by 12:00 p.m. Cloverbud Goats
Champion Market Sheep (2) 4-H & FFA Meat Goats (Feeder and Breeding
Parade - Thursday, Aug. 6, 6:45 p.m., Downtown New 1:00 p.m. FFA Sheep Fitting and Showing followed by FFA Classes)
Plymouth Breeding Sheep Followed by Pen of 2 (2) 4-H & FFA Miniature Goat Showmanship
Call (208) 278-5404 for more information. 4-H Breeding Sheep, Best 3 female Surpreme 4-H & FFA Pet Wethers
Limbaugh Arena Ewe 4-H & FFA Pygmy Goat Breeding
Buyers Appreciation BBQ begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday Open Exhibits - Judging 4-H & FFA Packgoat & Llama Trail
4-H/FFA Market Animal Sale - Friday, Aug. 7 6:15 p.m., Judge Talk to FFA & 4-H Sheep Exhibitors (2) 2:30 p.m. Superintendents Meeting (2)
Join us on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Fair and enjoy these Judge Talk to FFA & 4-H Beef Exhibitors (1) 4:30 p.m. Buyer’s Dinner (1)
special events: 6:15 p.m. 4-H & FFA Market Animal Sale
Pet Parade , 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. FFA Beef Fitting and Showing (1)
Siphon Tube Contest, 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Buildings Open Sale Order: 1) Beef 2) Swine 3) Goat 4) Sheep
Stick Horse Race, 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 4-H Beef Fitting and Showing (1) 8:00 p.m. Payette County Rodeo (5)
Watermelon Eating Contest, 3 p.m. 6:45 p.m. Cloverbud stick horse costume reining (3)
Special Music Programs: 7:00 p.m. 4-H Horse Costume Reining (3) SATURDAY, AUG. 8
Thursday, Aug. 6, 7:30p.m.-Gem Cloggers TIME DESCRIPTION ARENA
Saturday, Aug. 8, 6:00 p.m. - Gem Cloggers THURSDAY, AUG. 6 9:00 a.m. FFA Lare Animal Round Robin (1)
Payette County Rodeo Aug. 7 & 8, 2009 TIME DESCRIPTION ARENA 10:00 a.m. 4-H Large Animal Round Robin (1)
Each performance begins at 8 p.m. 8:00 a.m. FFA Breeding Swine followed by 4-H Breeding 11:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Small Animal Round Robin (1)
Admission: Adults- $8.00, Children 6-12 -$5.00 & 5 & under Swine (1) 12:00 p.m. Pet Parade (1)
free 1:00 p.m. Siphon Tube Contest
Ranch Bronc Riding-Breakaway Roping-Barrel Racing- FFA Feeder Pigs followed by 4-H Feeder Pigs (1)
Bareback Riding FFA Market Swine followed by 4-H Market Swine (1) 2:00 p.m. 4-H and FFA Awards Assembly (1)
Calf Roping-Team Roping-Steer Wrestling 8:30 a.m. 4-H/FFA Rabbit & Guinea Pig Fitting and 2:00 p.m. Stick Horse Race (2)
ICA & Pro-West Sanctioned Showing followed by Quality 3:00 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest (2)
Saddle Bronc Cloverbud Rabbit & Guinea Pig 4:00 p.m. Fashion Show (2)
Bull Riding 4-H Sheep Fitting and Showing followed by 7:00 p.m. Special Music Program “GEM CLOGGERS” (4)
Breeding by Pen of 2 (2) 8:00 p.m. Payette County Rodeo (5)
FAIR INFORMATION RODEO INFORMATION 4-H/FFA Horses, Bareback followed by Reining (3) SUNDAY, AUG. 9
Cathy Myers, Secretary Gayle Hagler, Secretary Open Harness Driving Horse, Mule & Donkey Show (5) TIME DESCRIPTION ARENA
P.O. Box 234 4203 S.W. 4th Ave. 10:00 a.m. “Big Wind Storm” Guess the time of the 6:00 a.m. Check out for all livestock & home economic
New Plymouth, ID 83655 New Plymouth, ID 83655 exhibits
Home: (208) 278-3111 1:00 p.m. Judge Talk to FFA & 4-H Swine Exhibitors (1) 2:00–4:00 p.m. Check-out Open Exhibits
Fax: (208) 278-5295 2:00 p.m. FFA Swine Fitting and Showing followed by 5:00 p.m. All stalls must be cleaned by this time otherwise
NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS
August 5, 2009
Community Notices Fish Salvage Ordered on Little
Email information to: firstname.lastname@example.org Camas, Mountain Home Reservoirs
Downtown makeover Brick Sales continue at the Payette County Fair. Look for the booth outside the Commercial Little Camas and Mountain
Building. Home reservoirs in Elmore County manager Doug Megargle said.
will be dry or nearly so by late Daily bag, possession and size
Good Neighbor Community Center Open every Tuesday from 11:00-3:00 summer, leading Fish and Game to limits were removed on both Little
Center needs food for needy families- especially canned food. Some families on food stamps need extra
assistance. Families whose bread winner works part time do not get food stamps and need help. Extra garden Camas Reservoir and Mountain
produce also welcome before noon on Tuesdays. Call Linda Fitzwater at 278-5265 if unable to go on Tuesdays. into the foreseeable future. Home Reservoir beginning July 21.
For more information regarding The salvage order will expire on
Sports Physicals the salvage order, contact the Fish November 30, 2009.
Valley Family Health Care New Plymouth 300 N. Plymouth
Be prepared for all the sports fun ahead! Bring your PE sports form and $25 cash or check made payable to your 324-4359 or the Fish and Game from both reservoirs using any
school. ALL proceeds will be donated to your schools! August 10-15, 2009
Call to schedule your appointment (208) 278-3335 chemicals or electric current.
is expected to die as water levels After November 30, 2009
http://npidaho.com. The web site has its own credit card capability so people can pay their water bills by going to drop. “We would rather have people
the web home page. Notice given by City Clerk Leon Jensen limits, and possession limits will be
to waste when the reservoirs are reinstated.
Meet on Sundays at Veterans Memorial Hall (formerly called the VFW Hall) 7:00pm.
If any citizen or any person has used horse shoes and is willing to donate them to Belanger for his horseshoe
Senior Center News
-Dinners are served family style at noon each Tuesday and Thursday.
Children’s Fun Day Rodeo Meal prices: $5.00 suggested donation for anyone age 60 and over; and
Get ready for another year of rodeo fun for all those young cowboys and cowgirls! $6.00 is required for anyone under 60 years of age. There is no age limit
The New Plymouth Fire Department will host the Second Annual “Children’s Fun Day Rodeo” at the Payette for these meals, so bring the family and join us.
County Rodeo grounds on Thursday, August 6, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. Events will include mutton busting, junior steer -Friday Buffet is from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
riding, goat milking, chicken chase, and pig scramble. Sign up will be on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at 8:00 P.M. Coming Events:
-Foot Clinic (2nd Tuesday of the month) 8:30 - 2:00. Call for
-Assisting Hands Home Care- support group for dementia & Alzheimers
5:30-7:00 pm. (every 2nd Thursday of the month)
-Blood Pressure and Glucose Clinic (always 3rd Thursday of the
-Dance (every Wed. evening 6-9)
All meals are served with dessert, bread & butter, milk, coffee, or tea
Tayla Nay Thursday August 6 (12:00) Thursday August 13 (12:00)
Librarian Roast Beef Sandwich w/ works Breakfast Brunch Omelet &
Thank you employees, presenters, businesses And of course the PARENTS (who were dedicated even in 100- Potato Salad Casserole w/ ham, bacon & cheese
degree weather) in making Be-Creative at the Library a success! Corn-on-the Cob Biscuit & Sausage Gravy
Fresh Melon Cup Fresh Fruit Cup
Cooling DJ Pilgrims market, Sinclair station, Garbonzo’s, Terry’s Autobody, Over head door, Gem Cloggers, Lake Friday August 7 (5-6:00 pm)
Center closed Friday August 14 (5-6:00 pm)
and Water Conservation, Master Gardeners, and Myers Dairy Payette County Fair Days Barbeque Pork on Kaiser Roll
In the next few publications I am going to highlight one of the Six Early Literacy Skills (Print Motivation, Print See Ya at the Fair Oven roasted potatoes
Awareness, Letter Recognition, Phonological Awareness, and Vocabulary). This week will be Print Awareness. Fresh Veggie Salad
Print Awareness is knowing that print has meaning. Writing your child’s name as you say it shows that print has Tuesday August 11 (12:00) Fruit cup Cookie
meaning. It is important for children to know that what we write has meaning. Researchers have found that about BBQ Chicken Strips
95% of children’s attention is on the pictures. As we read we can help the children look at the print by pointing Macaroni Salad Tuesday August 18 (12:00)
to the words of the title and of repeated phrases. Not only will that help the children begin to associate printed Cole Slaw Tuna Noodle Casserole
words with spoken words and pictures it will also help them see the direction of print when we read, all part of print Fruit Cup & Cookie Green Beans
awareness. Even now you can do things to help children develop print awareness. Write notes to them even if they Cabbage Salad
cannot read what you write. Draw pictures to help them understand what the writing means; AND encourage them Peaches
to draw, scribble, and write. You may not be able to understand what it says. Don’t worry, they will tell you! Cookie
Be sure to stop by the Armoral Tuttle Public Library and check out our literacy kits that have books, activities, and
games to help your child learn the Six Early Literacy Skills.
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CITY NEWS Memorial bricks are an
Proposed increase in city tax for
investment in family and
upcoming year community history
Bricks to be placed as ground work for the Downtown New Plymouth Co-
op Park and the Military Memorial will add historical and personal interest
In the preliminary budget planning roads need constant maintenance in the city roads and sidewalks over to city centers. The Military Memorial will be on the south and west sides
session of City Council meeting of funding. the past three years without the of the Grange Hall.
July 20, two council members voted Councilman Ben Esplin allowable 3% increase, have been Individuals or entire families can join to honor the memory, the military
in favor of a 3% tax increase and explained that when the city takes obvious. contribution and historical role played by their families or military members
two opposed. the state sanctioned increase, Private and business investments in this community. Bricks could include names of family members or
Mayor Joe Cook broke the tie this additional 3% (approximately within the city that increase ancestors who helped settle New Plymouth or establish businesses in the
in favor of the tax increase. The $30,000) goes to the Payette employment supplement public area.
County government and that they projects and in the end broaden the These bricks will be offered for sale at the fair grounds during the fair,
not come until a later meeting, split these funds among the three overall tax base happen if the tax
tentatively in August. cities in the county based on their August 5-8. The costs of these bricks are: $50 for 4X4 or $80 for 4X8
rate is kept from escalating. memorial markers.
Councilman Erik Cline explained population.
that this increase is allowable by This gives New Plymouth The donation could also go toward landscaping, or benches or a table for
Mayer expressed concern that the park.
the state government every year as less than approximately $9,000
from the funds to be paid by
a cost of living increase. of that increase, yet the entire
the New Plymouth citizens, that
He emphasized that this amount is paid by the citizens of
approximately $20,000 of that
allowable increase has not been New Plymouth. Also since the
money would be spent in Fruitland
taken in by the city for two years funds coming from the county
and Payette and so voted against
This increase is the economic
government are not earmarked for
base needed to keep the city roads otherwise. On the other hand, Councilman New Plymouth News
in good repair and to perform Esplin proposed that residents Rick York noted the number of
Subscription for Non Residents
necessary chip seal coating to be given a say in amount taxed and bonds passed in recent years for
prevent greater expenses down the in the way these funds would be schools and other needs. 1 year subscription $12.00
road. expended by way of a bond rather He felt that the citizens would not
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was in attendance at the budget approximately $30,000. He further it might mean less money out of
meeting, acknowledged that the observed that improvements made their pockets. Remit to:
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Staff Writer ________________________________________________
Mayor Joe Cook and City Council members, the
City Manager and many business owners, Jared the Coop New Plymouth Park and the Memorial for New Phone #_________________________________________
Belanger in particular, contacted the editors of the NP Plymouth Military Service.
The recent improvements in the city are noteworthy. If giving as a gift:
The city management under the direction of Beau Giver’s Name_____________________________________
Individually, they wished to thank Randy Meyer
especially as an organizer and consistent participant The new sewer and water systems, the new sidewalks,
in doing ground work and follow-though. lights and the other Safe School improvements have Phone#_________________________________________
He not only spear headed the planning, but increased the aesthetics as well as safety and quality of
participated in every event. Even now that the hype life, and the value of property in New Plymouth.
NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS
August 5, 2009
New Plymouth Class of 1999 HELPING HANDS 4-H
photo by Kerry White CLUB TAKE A BREAK FROM
Celebrates 10 year Reunion DECORATING AND GETTING
READY FOR THE FAIR.
BRIAN HAWKER, SARA FOSTER MOSCRIP, MIKE MOSCRIP, HOLLI MYERS STARR, NATHANIEL NESBITT,
ELISHA CARROLL , STEPHANIE SLONE , NICHOLE GREEN , JAZMIN GEMPLER, GRACE KILLION, MORGAN
MELANIE WALLACE, JAMIE HAWKER , BETH ROMEY, LATARA GIBSON, TREY BAYES, KYLE BLOM,
WILLISON, RACHEL-ANNE RAPOZA , LYNN CABLE, JARED KOVICK, HILARY CHEROKEE LEPPERT, KORI
SIMPSON, ISAAC CAMPBELL, PAT BROWN, JARED COBURN, BEN ESPLIN BLOM, TALON PETROSS
COLTON BAYES HELD
BY CLANCY JOHNSTON,
LEVI NESBITT, CALEB
JOHNSTON, GAVIN BAYES,
SHELBY KILLION, SHAWNEE
LEPPERT, AND DOROTHY
JANESSA LINGEL THOMAS photo by Kerry White
ASSISTS FAIR SECRETARY
CATHY MYERS IN ORGANIZING
EVENTS AS WELL AS DISPLAY
PLACEMENTS PRIOR TO THE
FAIR OPENING. THE BUSINESS
OF ORGANIZING INCLUDES
EVERYTHING FROM PARKING
TRAILERS TO GETTING THE BARNS
READY AND SCHEDULING MUSIC
PROGRAMS, FOOD AND GAME
VENDORS AND FUN CHILDREN’S
ACTIVITIES AND OTHER EVENTS.
Fruitland Class of 1979 Enjoy 30 Year Class Reunion
There are a few people in this photo that live in New Plymouth
BRUCE MOORE, CURTIS HAMMONS, GENE BROWN, CHARLOTTE (HOPPER)
GILBERT, TRACY (MATSUBU) WADE, STEVE HENDRICKS, KATHY (LAUTT)
HAMPTON, BETTY (CHURCH) LEDINGTON, TINA (KETCHU) SHEPPARD, TRUDY
(BOOTH) ALLAN, DEBBIE (DAVIS) CONTRERAS, KAREN (HAUSMAN) GILLER, CATHY
(DAVENPORT) WRIGHT, DARLENE (BOOTH) FRENCH, JENNY (VOIGT) GALLOWAY,
NANCY (KINO) MASSARO, SHARI (SHIGETA) SIMON, MIKE LEAVITT, KELLY HOWELL,
PENNY (GARNER) POOK, CATHY (TESNOHLIDEK) MOSMAN,
PERRY KERFOOT, LORI GLOVER, JANELLE (STRAIN) FISHBOURNE, APRIL
(JENNINGS) HALGREN, ERNIE ALGER, VERNA (DAVIS) CARNESECCA, KORY
HATCH, GUY WAGGONER, DARRON JACKSON, KERRY (NAHER) WHITE, LENORA
photo by Connor White
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MS. ANGELA HOFFMAN AND MR. SETH
RADIMER ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSES ON THE INTERNET TRUCKSTOP BUILDING SITE. photo by Kerry White THEIR MARRIAGE ON JULY 18, 2009 AT
THE WILD CENTER IN TUPPER LAKE, NY.
4-H Club gears up for the Payette County Fair
The Sunnyside 4-H Club of New Plymouth is geared up for the Payette County Fair. The club, which has been
active in Payette County for more than 30 years, has 4-H members aged 5 to 16. The youngest member, Ty
Everson a 4-H Cloverbud, will be showing his bunny at the Fair.
The other club member projects include horses and market swine. The Sunnyside members meet year round,
using the winter months to complete their 4-H Demonstrations and learn about their 4-H projects.
Beginning in May, the youth with horse projects begin meeting at the Payette County Fairgrounds once a week
to practice with their horses. Sunnyside 4-H Club is particularly concerned with riding safety and requires all horse
and Wendy Everson.
Deborah has been a Leader
with Sunnyside 4-H for 10 years
and Wendy has been a Sunnyside
Leader for 4 years. Club members
are: Ty Everson, Gart Hardin, Totsy
Ewing, Bobby Sue Oliver, Jesse
Ewing, Nate Ramsey, and Amanda
Allan and Deborah Schmid have
during the fair.
Tickets are still available for $5.00
each or 5 for $20.00. Funds go for
service project and competitions.
This year, the Sunnyside 4-H
Club has participated in several
community service projects, which
include: decorating and donating
two Christmas Trees to local
community nursing homes, creating
SUNNYSIDE 4-H CLUB two lap quilts to donate to local
FRONT: BOBBY SUE OLIVER, TOTSY EWING, NATE RAMSEY, JESSE senior citizens, and donating $250 to
EWING, TY EVERSON provide Christmas food and gifts to a
local family in need.
BACK:GART HARDIN, AMANDA JUSTICE
NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS
August 5, 2009
ECONOMY PLAYS IMPORTANT FACTOR IN
SHARE THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE
WEALTH JoAnna (Jody) Kirkwood PHONE 208-283-2340 email: email@example.com
due to unemployment and other factors that are affecting families across the nations.
Recipe for a Successful Yard Sale We have many students hoping to come to the U.S. for the next academic year, and by spreading the word about student
Editor’s note: Von is the author of the “wiener dog” stories from
many previous issues. She hosts some of the most successful these students an opportunity to live and learn in the U.S.
Our students do have their own insurance and spending money. The host family provides room and board, love, parental
yard sales in the city. Prepare now as the season changes to guidance, and a warm healthy environment in which to nurture this young person during their program experience.
sort out the summer items that you would like to sell now or next The personal rewards of hosting and the friendship formed, create a lifetime of memories for both the student and the host
spring. Catch the clues for success from Von’s experience. family. We need special families, like yours to embark upon an adventure of a lifetime.
BY Von Gail Hamilton Please contact Jo Anna (Jody) Kirkwood at #208-283-2340, or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about
After many years of holding yard sales I would hope, at 80, I hosting one of our students. Our host families make all the difference! You can make a difference!
have learned many of the “tricks of the trade”.
1. Start with cleaning closets, rummaging through junk drawers,
gathering outgrown stuff in the kids’ rooms, etc., etc. First thing
you know you have enough STUFF to have a yard sale. You
will want to offer only clean items that still have plenty of wear
potential. Stuff rags in your own “cleaning rags” bag! Then…
2. Choose your day or weekend carefully. The day the State
Fair is not a good day. A good day for a sale in New Plymouth
however, is the time of the County Fair. Then..
3. Place an ad in the newspaper a week or two before the sale,
so people from miles around can plan ahead to attend your sale.
‘Word of mouth’ won’t do. Invite other family members or friends
to join you and bring their stuff. The bigger the sale, the more
attractive and the more fun: Extra hands! Extra eyes! Then…
4. Price everything reasonably and don’t reduce any price on
watching people walk through your sale and leave without buying
anything. (Many people simply will not ask the price even on
items they may really want to buy.)
5. Signs: Signs with clear pointing arrows work best. Potential
customers will go right by signs with addresses that cannot be
read without binoculars, or they may stop.. get out of the car..
scratch their heads.. get back in the car.. shrug and drive on.
6. Have a year’s worth of plastic bags on hands. Offer one to
each customer. Those who need one will appreciate it. Those
who don’t will appreciate the courtesy. Also have newspaper or
something appropriate to wrap glassware or other fragile items.
Provide an extra chair for the elderly, while other family members
shop or for customers to try on shoes, boots, etc.
7. Wear something with big pockets: change in one, bills in the
other. A locked metal till can disappear in an instant. You are
honest. Others may be tempted.
8. Enjoy yourself. These are neighbors and friends. A cheerful
face and a welcoming smile will encourage customers to take
their time and really look at the items you’re offering. I have been
to sales where the lady or man having the sale said absolutely
nothing to anyone... just stated the amount due at the ‘pay up’
table. So smile, smile, smile! Then…
9. The second day sale: You’re getting weary-- slash prices.
Have a half-price table, or a 25-cent-table, another table for only
50-cent items. Even put out a ‘Freebie Box’. Then…
10. Promptly take down your signs when the sale is over. Then…
count your bucks and go to the bank!
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Good Neighbor Community Center in Need of Food Donations
Canned food items are needed the most Staff Writer
photos by Kerry White
The Good Neighbor Community Center is located on “Lately we have been seeing an increase in the need
117 East Park just north of the Seventh Day Adventist and are running short of canned items”, said Fitzwater.
“If you are able to help in any way- it would be greatly
The Seventh Day Adventist Church sponsors the appreciated.” Extra garden produce is also welcome
Center which provides food and clothing for families before noon on Tuesdays.
on food stamps who need extra assistance. They also
help families whose bread winner works part time and
do not get food stamps since they need help as well.
Linda Fitzwater and her helpers are at the Center
on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 3:00 taking donations and
giving food to those who qualify.
There is also a message phone (278-3813) which she
checks daily for those in need of assistance when the
Center is not open.
The canned food room at the Center is being depleted
COMMUNITY CENTER IN NEED OF CANNED ITEMS. faster than donations are coming in.
LINDA FITZWATER STANDS BY SHELVES THAT ARE BEING Linda estimates about 30 families a month use the THE CENTER HAS CLOTHING ORGANIZED AND
DEPLETED FASTER THAN DONATIONS ARE COMING IN. Center to receive food and clothes. THEY ARE READY TO ASSIST THOSE IN NEED
Size of ad Resident Resident Non-resident Non-resident NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS ADVERTISING RATES
• All ads must be paid for in advance or will not be included in the paper.
Type of ad Black & white Color Black & white Color • All ads must be submitted no later than 12:00 p.m. the Friday prior to
the week the advertisement will appear.
1 column (2”) x 2” $9.00 $14.40 $10.00 $16.00 The paper comes out every other Wednesday.
1 column (2”) x 3” $13.50 $21.20 $15.00 $24.00
1 column (2”) x 4” $18.00 $28.80 $20.00 $32.00 Advertising rates are based on:
1 column (2”) x 5” $22.50 $36.00 $25.00 $40.00 $5.00 per column inch for black and white
1 column (2”) x 6” $27.00 $43.20 $30.00 $48.00 $8.00 per column inch for color.
1 column (2”) x 7” $31.50 $50.40 $35.00 $56.00 Resident discount is 10%.
1 column (2”) x 8” $36.00 $57.60 $40.00 $64.00
1 column (2”) x 9” $40.50 $64.80 $45.00 $72.00 Each column width is 2 “ (there is also ¼” between columns)
1 column (2”) x 10” $45.00 $72.00 $50.00 $80.00 Ads smaller than business card size will be entered in the
Business card size
2 columns (4”) x 2” $18.00 $28.80 $20.00 $32.00 Only the ad sizes in the table are available.
1/3 pg about 33 sq” Submit advertisements: Phone: 278-5465
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NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS
August 5, 2009
COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL EVENTS CALENDAR SEND YOUR EVENTS TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday
AUGUST 5 AUGUST 6 AUGUST 7 AUGUST 8 AUGUST 9 AUGUST 10 AUGUST 11
- Payette County Fair -Payette County Fair -Payette County Fair -Payette County Fair -Check out fair -School Registration
-Dance @ Seniors 6-9 -Buffet @ Seniors 5-6 pm -AA meets at Veterans -Lunch @ Seniors
-Library in the Park 6 pm Memorial Hall 7:00pm -Good Neighbor
Communitiy Center open
AUGUST 12 AUGUST 13 AUGUST 14 AUGUST 15 AUGUST 16 AUGUST 17 AUGUST 18
-Dance @ Seniors 6-9 -Lunch @ Seniors -Buffet @ Seniors 5-6pm -AA meets at Veterans -Lunch @ Seniors
-Library in the Park 6 pm Memorial Hall 7:00pm -Good Neighbor
- Communitiy Center open
Do you love pets? Do you want
CLASSIFIEDS to earn extra income & help pets?
Free Tires. Some with rims, some
without. Perfect for gardening,
Email editor.newplymouthnews@ Call for details. Andy @ 208-278- play yards, and much more. Call
live.com, bring in, or call, 278- 3349 278-3888.
Huge 3 family Yard Sale: Aug 7
per business per issue please. & 8, 6:00-6:00. Lots of clothing for Needed: Some one to do some
kids, 403 Pine Street. light typing. Compensation
Providing there is room, resident ads
will stay in the paper for three issues. negotiable. Call: Rodney @ 208-
If you want to continue to run your ad, Gayway junction. $375/mo call 899-2707
after that time call and tell us. Also if
you sell your item please call and tell us for
to remove your ad. the elderly. Hospice; 24-7 in my
Wanted Farmer for 30 acres. Free
this year- pay half of electricity home. Call Connie Frates, 278-
Rates: next year. no livestock. inground 3730
up to 4 lines free sprinklers on 2’ risers. 278-5074
All God’s Creatures Animal Care.
over 4 lines- $1.25 per line
Non Residential Rates Help Wanted: Facelift w/o surgery Animal lover will care for your
up to 4 lines - $5.00 reps. needed. 75% commission, animals at your home for a fair price
over 4 lines - $1.50 per line car bonus, call Andrea 208-278- Hamsters to horses- 278-3711
AUGUST 5 JULY 8
FREE- Black Walnut Wood- you For Sale: Bunnies for meat- 5 Irrigator needed for 40 acres of
cut, clean up & haul. healthy males. $6.00 each hay with gated pipe. 1-2 hours
FOR SALE: Quart Jars $4/dozen, 278-3711 daily- prefered experienced. Call
bring boxes. 278-5721 (leave Cliff 278-3518 or 208-630-3306
For rent: 3 bedroom 2 bath
message) NEED HELP? With Yard Work or
duplex, has dishwasher, large utility.
Household Chores, if so please
Also central air. Just redone, $675
give me a call. No job to small.
Now is the time! to spray for plus deposit. Call 208) 278-3441
spiders, earwigs, wasps, aphids,
billbugs and your fruit trees, Harwell Lost: Small scrawny orange and FREE KITTENS healthy and tame
Pest Control 761-4110 or 278-5890 white male cat with short crooked call 278-3711
tail- Hwy 72 278-5065
Mobile Home Space Available:
Found: Big gentle male collie dog
For Rent: one bedroom apt, New Plymouth Mobile Manor. 120
with white ring and almost black
$425 per mo.+ $200 deposit. Call SE Blvd NP. 1995 or newer, 14’
body. Call 278-3317
Pioneer Enterprises 278-3675 wide. Call Ray 278-3675.
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Supply List for New Plymouth Schools
Elementary 2009-10 1 box colored pencils (12 or more count) Grade 5 High lighter
*NO LARGE 3 RING BINDERS for elementary 10 red ballpoint pens 2 pink pearl erasers Two packages of Index cards 3X5 unlined
students please 1 pink pearl eraser 2 yellow highlighters Markers (8 or 10 count)
** If headphones are listed, please note: 1 small pointed scissors 10 red marking pens Paper-two packages of college rule to start
They are required for use with CD players 1 large bottle of Elmer’s glue (no glue sticks) Loose leaf college ruled paper Eleven sets of notebook dividers
and computers. They are lightweight and 1 watercolor set 2 glue sticks
1 small school box Graph paper- ¼ inch or grid or quad ruled – 1
inexpensive and can be purchased at Walmart, Scissors ( good quality) package
Kmart, The Dollar Store, and Staples. Thin line markers (12 count) (M/Burwell
* The paper required can be purchased at 2 large boxes of Kleenex Loose leaf paper, college ruled ( 2 pkg. to
Walmart, Staples, and Kmart. NO SHARPENERS start)
Twistable colored pencils
*** School planners will be available after **1 set of headphones for computer (35 mm 2 boxes of Kleenex Pencil sharpener (hand held with catch case)
school starts for grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th. plug) 12 inch ruler with inches and centimeters Five or six packages of a dozen pencils
1 ream of copy paper (20lb & 84 brightness) (good quality wood or plastic, NOT (Ticonderoga Suggested)
Preschool * Extra supplies are put away until they are bendable) Pencil case for 3 ring binder
Backpack (large) needed. 1 small pencil sharpener with catch case Package of colored pencils
2 large boxes of Kleenex No large 3 ring binders 2 pkgs. of 12 pencils ( #2.5 or #3 preferred) Pens – two erasable
2 watercolor sets (8-color sets) 3 pocket folders (Mrs. Gillum only) Pens- two red ink pens and two black ink
2 boxes of snacks- (cookies, crackers, etc.) Grade 3 1 ream of copy paper (20lb & 84 brightness)
1 spiral notebook pens
20 oz. non-spill water bottle (with sipper top)
1 school box Ruler: metric, clear
1 change of clothes (Fall/Summer)
Crayons (24 or more) Middle School 2009-10 Tissues – four large boxes
1 box of crayons (8 colors) All students need three or more three- ring
1 box of markers (8 colors) 50 #2 pencils
2 large pink pearl erasers binders. See each class list.
Mechanical Pencils are not recommended memory (Thumb drive)
2 large boxes of Kleenex
Kindergarten Colored pencils
Crayons (box of 24 to start) 1 Elmer’s glue (large) Grade 6 Grade 8
Crayons (box of 24 for January) 1 loose leaf notebook paper (college ruled) Three one-inch 3 ring binders One binder: 3 ring, one-inch
10 #2 pencils (regular size) 5 per semester 4 plastic coated pocket folders Pink pearl eraser Five binders: 3 ring, 1½ inch
1 pair of good quality scissors Scissors (good quality) Five pocket folders, each of a different color Six pocket folders, different colors please
1 bottle of Elmer’s glue 4 blue ink pens (good quality) Glue sticks Two pink pearl erasers
6 glue sticks 8 red ink pens (good quality) Index cards 3X5 unlined -2 packs Five glue sticks
2 large boxes of Kleenex Pencil sharpener with catch case (good Markers (8 or 10 count) Three high lighters
1 watercolor set quality) Two Notebooks (perforated, NOT spiral)
Ruler with inches and centimeters (NOT Two packages of index cards 3X5 unlined
Five sets of Notebook section dividers
**1 set of headphones for computer (35mm bendable) One package of 4X6 index cards
Loose leaf paper, college ruled ( 2 pkg. to
plug) 1 set of 8 or more markers (NOT thin tip) start) Markers (8 or 10 count)
No large 3 ring binders 1 ream of copy paper (20lb & 84 brightness) Pencil sharpener (hand held with catch Three notebooks, perforated NOT spiral
*** School Planner (See top of page.) case) Paper-two packages of college rule to start
Five or Six packages of a dozen pencils Eight sets of notebook dividers
Grade 1 Grade 4 (Ticonderoga Suggested) Graph paper- ¼ inch or grid or quad ruled – 1
1 set of colored highlighting markers
Pencil case for 3 ring binder package
2 boxes of crayons (16 count) 24 count crayons
3 blue or black pens Package of colored pencils Loose leaf paper, college ruled ( 2 pkg. to
60 #2 pencils Pens – four erasable start)
4 pink pearl erasers 1 4 oz. or 8 oz. bottle of glue
1 pink pearl eraser Pens- 3 red ink pens and 2 black ink pens Pencil sharpener (hand held with catch case)
1 school box (no larger than 6”X9”) Protractor
20 #2 pencils Five or six packages of a dozen pencils
2 large boxes of Kleenex Ruler: metric, clear
1 ruler (12 inch – 30cm, clear – NOT (Ticonderoga Suggested)
Small scissors (good quality) BENDABLE) Scissors
1 Elmer’s white glue (large size) Tissues – 4 large boxes Three pencil cases for 3 ring binders
2 boxes of Kleenex
8 glue sticks Loose leaf college-ruled paper Package of 24 colored pencils
Watercolor set Colored pencils memory (Thumb drive) Pens – three erasable
1 ream of copy paper (20lb & 84 brightness) Scissors (good quality)
No large 3 ring binders 2 pocket folders Grade 7 Ruler: metric, clear
10 red pens Three binders: 3 ring, one-inch Scissors
Grade 2 1 ream of copy paper (20 lb & 84 brightness) Two more binders: 3 ring, 1½ inch Tissues – four large boxes
80 #2 pencils 1 pencil sharpener w/ catch case Six pocket folders, at least 4 different colors
1 box of crayons (24 or more count) *** School planner (See top of page.) Pink pearl eraser memory (Thumb drive)
NEW PLYMOUTH NEWS
August 5, 2009
Eula Simpson photo- taken from information from the Centennial Celebration
Old Timer’s Corner
by Kerry White
I have enlisted the help of my 93 year old Father-in-law Ralph White for
stories, pictures and memories of olden times. If you are an “Old Timer”
with pictures or stories to share- call the paper and leave a message at
email : email@example.com
At the beginning of the 1900’s, wheat harvest was much different than it is today.
According to the Centennial Celebration information, the top photo was taken on
angle where the bluffs look like like they do in this picture. Wheat harvest was hot
heavy work for both men and animals. This is a horse powered thrasher. Men are
Early threshing machines were hand-fed and horse-powered. They were small
by today’s standards and were about the size of an upright piano. Later machines
were steam-powered, driven by a portable engine or traction engine.
Most farmers cut their grain with cradle scythes, often one pass with the scythe
which was about 6 inches wide) and loaded onto a wagon. To the far left of the
picture is a horse-drawn wagon with bundles of wheat on it, ready to be thrashed.
It took quite a few men to run the threshing machine. After the initial set up, the
man on top was in charge of powering the thresher by keeping the tethered horses
moving , the band cutters cut the bands on the bundles. (Ralph remembers that
they sometimes used the straw itself to tie the bundles together). The feeders
needed to keep feeding the the grain into the machine. Two or three men stacked
Doug White combines wheat in a John Deere 9750 STS southeast of Gayway Junction in Fruitland for Ron Mio the threshed straw which was a hot and dusty job. Some threshing machines
photo by Kerry White
and the other being replaced with an empty. A worker called a sewer removed
and replaced the bags, and sewed full bags shut with a needle and thread. Other
threshing machines would discharge grain from a conveyor, for bagging by hand.
A large amount of chaff and straw would accumulate around a threshing machine
as seen in the top photo.
Today, the threshing process is much the same, but it takes only one person
in an air-conditioned machine to harvest the grain. Truckers are also needed to
transport the grain.
The threshing begins with a rotor and concave. The rotor has serrated bars,
and rotates at high speed (about 700 RPM), so that the grain rubs against the
bars. The beating releases the grain from the straw and chaff. Most of the grain
falls through the concave and the straw is carried to the rear of the machine. This
allows any grain and chaff still in the straw to fall below. A fan blows a stream of
The grain, meets a set of sieves mounted on an assembly called a shoe, which
is shaken mechanically. The top sieve has large openings, and serves to remove
large pieces of chaff from the grain. The lower sieve separates clean grain, which
falls through, from incompletely threshed pieces. The incompletely threshed grain
is returned to the rotor by means of a system of conveyors, where the process
chopping can be disabled when the straw is to be baled.
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