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Page 4 Wednesday, January 4, 2012 OMMIINIIY BULLETIN BOARD The Community Bulletin Board is designed to give readers informationabout upcoming events and allow folks to make announcements of general community interest. Items of 50 words or less from non-profit groups and community organizations will be printed once free of charge. The rate for further runs or items over 50 words are $5 for 50 words. To submit a community bulletin board item e-mail record@, call 253-6961 or stop by our offices at 100 Illinois Ave. in Council. Council Yoga with Misty Join Misty Springer on Saturday, January 7, at the Council Valley Free Library at 9:00 am at a yoga session. Another ses- sion will be held on Thursday, January 12, starting at 5:30 pm at the same location. Council Lions need your help Council Lions Club has spent years providing glasses and hearing aids to those in need and now they are in need of your help. The Club provided six pairs of glasses this month to Council residents and their funds are low. Consider mak- ing an end of the year donation to this worthy group and the funds will stay right here in town. Drop gifts by to Marian Fell at Economy Roofing or call 253-4501. American Legion Meetings on Hold The American Legion will not hold their regularly scheduled meetings through January and February of 2012. Quilters Strip for Fun Council Mountain Quilt Guild is starting off 2012 with a game night of STRIP QUILT-O.(Sounds provocative doesn't it?) The game begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 5th. Here's what you need to bring: 14 strips for 11 single card games...28 strips for 11 two card games...42 strips for 11 three card games or 56 strips for 11 four card games. Play the last game of blackout with four (4) strips for each card. Only one (1) strip is needed per game card. Strips need to be 2-1/2" wide and at least 36" to 42" long. Bring a variety of strips so there are few duplicates. See you at the Council Senior Center on Jan. 5th. Lots of fun to be had by all. Rod & Gun Club Annual Meeting The Council Rod and Gun Club will hold its annual meet- Ing at Lakey's car6 at 6:00 PM on January 7, 2012. For more information, contact Gene Foster at 566-1150 Evening Sewing class Evening sewing classes will begin again Tuesday, January I0, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in room 6 of the high school. If you are new to the program this year please call Fran Ogden at the high school at 253-4217. Suwivmg Parenting Class "Surviving Parenting" classes will begin Wednesday, January 1 I, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the high school library. Please call the high school at 253-4217 to sign up so there will be enough materials for everyone. After the In'st class the day of the week may change to fit the majority of the participants. If you have questions about the class please call Jodi Cook or Fran Ogden. Senior Center Potluck & Bingo There will be a potluck dinner at the Council Senior Center on Friday, January 6 at 6:00 PM. Bingo will start at 7:00 PM. McCall Women's Prayer Group All women of the area are invited to join together for devo- tion and prayer for our community, nation and personal requests. We will meet at the home of Lynn McLin, 14100 Morrell in McCall on Monday, January 9 at I0:00 a.m. Cindy Vincent will lead the devotion. For further information or direction, call Lynn, 634 4964. Clubs & Community Services Leaders to Explore Power Plant Options There will be a meeting in the New Meadows City Hall at 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 12 to discuss the feasibil- ity of designing, building and operating a waste-to-energy plant. The objective of a plant of this type is to more environ- mentally and responsibly dispose of waste, save cities and counties money in waste disposal and to create jobs, both at the power plant and in area forests. The plant could poten- tially produce power and heat, and would be fueled with gar- bage and waste wood chips produced in the forests. A cooperative of cities and counties would be necessary in order to have the fuel to run a plant of this type. Many area entities are hauling waste to a state certified landfill facility at a very high cost. Hauling waste to a waste-to-energy plant could dramatically reduce those costs, depending on the dis- tance from the facility. Jack Abbott of Dynamis Energy will speak at the meeting and discuss the possibility of building a gasification plant that would be fueled with waste products. Dynamis is cur- rently working with Ada County on a waste to energy plant at the Ada County landfill. Lunch will be provided by Brown's Mountain Market of New Meadows. Grants Sought to Improve Snowmobiling by Dale Fisk Applications for two grants are scheduled to be submitted at the end of this month that will improve recreational use by snowmobilers in the Adams/Valley County region. Trail Improvement The West Mountain Snowmobile Club will apply for a grant from the Recreational Trails Program Fund to perform traj! clearing along Forest Development Roads (FDRs) 50321 (Anderson Creek drainage), 50180 {Little Weiser River drain- age) and an unnumbered road Sheep Creek drainage) on the Payette National Forest in southeast Adams County. The proj- ect and application enjoys the support and approval of the Council District Ranger. The roads provide snowmobile access between the Smith's Ferry area and West Mountain/Cascade. This route is known locally as the "Winter Wonderland Trail," and affords riders a day-long trail experience between Smith's Ferry and Cascade. The unnumbered road that junctions with the 50180 road is the single most important portal for beginner and inter- mediate riders who desire to access the Greenfield Flat and Snowbank Mountain play areas. The roadbed nature and gen- fie terrain makes it possible for less skilled riders to visit the high plateaus of along the main ridgeline of West Mountain. Trail clearing will be limited to limbing of existing trees. No tree felling is anticipated. Large overhanging limbs along the two FDR's can pose a significant hazard for the Grooming equipment. More often than not, these liswmbs are 10-15 feet above the elevation of the road since the grooming occurs in the height of the snow pack accumulation. Limbing will also be done along the unnumbered road in Sheep Creek, as it runs through an old timber harvest area where lower limbs pose a safety hazard to some riders. If the Grant is approved the trail clearing will be completed for use next winter. The RTP Fund is administered by the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation and funds a wide variety of motorized rec- reation projects throughout the State. RTP grants are subject to a 20% match by the applicant. Shop Addition At the request of the West Mountain Snowmobile Club, the Valley County Commission will apply for a grant from the Off Road Motor Vehicle Fund to construct an addition to the existing snowmobile groomer shop locate d On National, Forest System lands near West Mountain Lodge. The addition will be used to provide covered shelter for the groomer attachments. The present shop building has been invaluable. But as equipment types and size have changed over the years, space is now severely limited. If the Grant is approved the construction will be subject to the County's competitive bidding process. Funds will be avail- able about July I, 2012 with construction to be completed for use next winter. The Off Road Motor Vehicle Fund is administered by the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation and funds a wide variety of motorized recreation projects throughout the State. The West Mountain/Warm Lake snowmobile grooming program encompasses about 150 miles of trail with parking lots at West Mountain, East Mountain and Warm Lake, pro- viding access to the popular riding areas and destinations at Snowbank Mountain, Mica Ridge, Hlll 44 and East Mountain, Warm Lake Basin, Deadwood and Stanley. Groomed Wails also access the community of Yellow Pine and connect with trails groomed by programs based in Stanley, Donnelly and Smith's Ferry. Persons seeking additional information or wishing to com- ment on these grant proposals should contact Ronn Julian, Valley County Snowmobile Advisory Committee Member, at 208.315.1046 or (email) Council Chamber of Commerce Elects New Directors by Deb Wilson The Council Chamber of Commerce plays a particularly important role in the area by promoting community events, working with local organizations, and supporting business survival. Anyone can join the Chamber, which provides a tier of reasonable membership options; the monthly general meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to the public. The Council held its first 2012 meeting January 3 at the Branding Iron and elected five new directors to the Board. Former Chamber president Ken Bell ran the meeting as proxy for absent vice president Gene Foster. Absent also were Chamber directors Murray Dalgleish and Dena Morton. Penny Fisk, website developer for the Chamber, assumed her first duties as treasurer, replacing retiring treasurer Kathie Davis. Bell explained the role and election of Chamber directors. Elected from the membership, directors serve 3 year terms, and make policy and financial decisions. From the directors, a Chamber president and vice-president are elected annually. Elected as directors were the following nominees: Steph Lish, owner of Power Tools and Toys Lyle Sail, Adams County Record owner Janet Myer, manager of Council US Bank office Gene Shoup, public relations for Adams County Health Center (ACHC) Pastor John Shaffer of the Council Church of the Nazarene and Linda Taylor, a nutrltionist with ACHC tied for the 5th position. Lyle Sall has presented his bid for Chamber presi- dent. If Sall is elected, director positions will be open for both Shaffer and Taylor. The Chamber sponsors three important Council activities, the 4th of July celebrations, the downtown Christmas activi- ties, and the Chamber Awards Banquet. It helps support the nonprofit Community Garden, Kozy Kids winter apparel collection activities, and the Council Quilt Show. It partners with the Visitors Center and the Learning Center, which offers public access to computers, and runs a small office and web- site supplying information on businesses in the town. Tlfani Holden, coordinator of Council Senior Center, brought center menus and 2012 membership applications. She reminded attendants that the center could deliver lunches to their businesses. New calendars, fundraisers for the Council Valley Library, were passed around, and are available for $10. The Chamber approved payment for its $40 a month storage unit. New members Kerry and Deb Wilson sought Chamber infor- marion on and support for highlighting the Council Airport as a business asset for the community. Ken Sievert, a local pilot and airplane repairman, introduced himself as a member of the Airport Commission Board. Holly Williams, events coordinator for the 2011 Christmas activities, has expressed interest in becoming the year round events coordinator. A decision on this matter was tabled until future discussions can resume. MENUS Council Senior Center All meals served at noon with milk & coffee. All ages welcome. MONDAY Government TUESDAY Chicken Cordon Bleu w/Ham & Cheese, Italian Veggies & Noodles, French Bread, Tossed Green Salad, Peaches WEDNESDAY BBQ Pork Ribs, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Bread Sticks, Tossed Salad, Peach Cobbler THURSDAY FRIDAY Pancakes, Sausage Links, Eggs, Hashbrowns, Fruit Salad New Meadows Senior Center Meals are served Mon, Wed & Fri. All ages are welcome. "! ! New Meadows School Lunch All 'meals served with fruit Beef Stew, Salad Bar, Whole Wheat Bread, Lemon Bars Tacos, Lettuce & I Tomato, Breadsticks Nachos, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Crackers Liver & Onions, Fried Potatoes, Baked Beans, Salad Bar, Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches Hot Pockets, Tomato Soup, Crackers Hamburgers, Fries, Fruit & Veggie Bar, Graham Crackers Sweet & Sour Pork, Fried Rice, Chow Mein, Salad Bar, Baked Custard Grilled Ham & Cheese, Doritos, Peas, Fruit 1 The Adams County Record Council Lions Club First Monday at 7:30 pm in the Legion Hall. Third Monday at 6:30 pm in a rotating local restaurant. Call 253-0082 for more information. Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry Distribution First Tuesday 3-5 pm at Nazarene Church. Indian Valley Improvement League First Wednesday, Locations vary. Call 741-9099 for info. International Order of Odd Fellows First Wednesday of the month at 8 pm, South Fairfield Street in Council Council Mountain Quilt Guild First Thursday of the month, 4 pm (general) & 6:15 pm (business) at the Council Senior Center. Cuddy Mountain Ramblers Meets the first Thursday of each month at noon at Lakey's Cafe. Beta Sigma Phi Second Wednesday at 7 pm rotating venues Quilt Show Committee Third Monday 1:30 pm at 108 S. Main in Council. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Every Wednesday at I0 am in the Council Valley Free Library Pinochle Every Tuesday at I pm in the Council Senior Center. Yoga with Misty Every Saturday at 9:00 am and every Thursday at 5:30 pm in the Council Valley Free Library Exercise Class Every Wednesday at i0:30 am in the Council Senior Center .L, ' ..:: !iJ::Writer',s Meeting . , First & Third Thursdays at 7 pm in the Council Chamber Of Commerce. IV Ladies Auxiliary Potluck Third Saturday at 6:30 pm in the Indian Valley Fire Hall. Parks & Rec Board Meeting First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at City Hall. N. Adams County Search & Rescue First Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the MV Emergency Services Building The American Legion Meets the first Thursday of every month at the American Legion Hall at 7:30 pm. Council School Board Second Monday of every month at 6 pm at the Council High School Library. Adams Soil & Water Conserv. Dist Second Monday of the month 6:00 pm at the Adams County Extension Office. Adams CWMA Meeting Second Tuesday of each month at 3 pm at the Adams County Weed Control building. For info call 253- 4669. Adams Co. Sheriff Reserve Officers Second Wednesday at 7 pm in the Adams County Courthouse Council Valley Free Library Board Second Wednesday at 4 pm in the library. Indian Valley Fire Department Second Thursday at 7 pm in the Indian Valley Fire Hall Alcoholics Anonymous New Meadows -- Every Friday at 6:30 pm in the United Methodist Church. Council -- Every Mon. & Wed. at 8 pm in the Council Valley Free Library. Natural Resource Committee Fourth Monday at 7 pm in the Adams County Courtroom. New Meadows City Council Second Monday of every month at 7 pm at New Meadows City Hall. Council City Council Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at Council City Hall. Adams County Commissioners Second, Third & Fourth Mondays at 9:00 am in the Commissioners Room, County Courthouse