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Page 2 Wednesday, January 25, 2012 The Adams County Record Payette Forest Coalition Looks forNewMembers The editor ty until moreinformation, As with every corn- overstepped his bounds Dear Editor, The death of a loved on is hard enough to accept and deal with. The first thing I would like to address is with the editor himself. I feel that you do not have the right to print anything in a death notice, other than the persons name, age and address, unless you have the expressed permission of the next of kin. At least then you have your facts cor- rect. You overstepped your bounds. It is up to the family to submit an obituary telling their own story and how they would like condolences sent. I sincerely hope you don&apos;t do this to any other family who loses a loved one. To anyone and every- one else, you should respect my mother's wishes by not press- ing loved ones to have a service or a bereave- ment dinner. That only causes more sorrow to the ones that loved her most. We are just hon- oring her wishes. mowdl Mh, other children.) From Editor F/sk: The above letter is in response to the death notice in last week's paper for Liz Wright. The Record received a notice from the funeral home that was very brief. Evidently the funeral home automatically offers a page on their Internet website where people can express their condolences. I had no idea this would offend anyone. Since we had fea- tured Liz and Ken in The Record faigy rece(tt!, simply printing the cold and impersonal notice sent to us seemed cal- lous. I added a couple things that we had print- ed in the October 26 Community Spotlight in an effort to add a sense of our sadness at losing a member of our commu- nity. Nothing was added that hadn't been printed in The Record previously. It was not meant to be an obituary, but simply a notice to the communi- if any, was provided by the family. I'm sincerely sorry that I added to the fami- ly's anguish during such a difficult time. We enjoy the newspaper Dear Editor, Wishing you the best as editor of The Record and Cody, too, on his new venture. We wanted to express what we like about the Record, but as we thought it over, we like the whole newspa- per! Of special inter- est is the Community Spotlight! We enjoy the word search and cross- word puzzle when we have time. Albert likes your historical stories. Of course, the special editions are always enjoyed. We appreci- ate the extra work that goes into them. We like your letter writing idea of not belittling people. Thanks to all of your contributors for mak- ing The Record a super, enjoyable newspaper, one we look forward to getting each Thursdayl Most sincerely, ALber nd MarL c.awbrdge, I> His Mother's Name Dear Editor, On August 6, 1945, Colonel Paul Tibbets and eleven crewmen left our airbase on Tinian Island in the Marianas in a specially equipped and unarmed Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber. Tibbets under- stood his mission was, perhaps, the most sin- gularly critical assign- ment of the entire war. Of the crew, he alone vaguely understood how scientifically advanced the one big bomb was; but history describes fh + mehtai + chienge's that accompany killing, maybe, 150,000 peo- ple that Tibbets dealt with years after his tar- get was reached. Only the scientists at White Sands, New Mexico understood the immen- sity of the bomb's ener- gy. Tlbbets certainly didn't and he certainly wouldn't have named his bomber after his mother, Enola Gay, if he hadI mander of a battle tank to an aircraft carrier understands, he has the ability, and per- haps the duty, to end life in great numbers, with one order, or pull of a trigger...or a press of a button opening the bomb-bay doors. Tibbets was old enough and astute enough to have felt the slaughter in Europe in the last six or seven years. Still fresh in his mind glared our own sorrowful dev- astation called Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. He remembered the Marines at Guadalcanal, at Tarawa, at lwo-Jima with the American flag finally flying high on Mount Surabachi. He remembered the sounds of hundreds of Japanese bomb- ers as they attacked and sunk our fleet in Hawaii. He remembered the high-pitched scream of the supercharged Mitsubishi Zero fight- ers as they strafed our troops and attacked our own planes defending the harbor, in the air and on the ground. Six months after Pearl Harbor, in 1942, was the Battle of Midway, in October 1944 was the Battle of Leyte Gulf. They were called the "greatest aircraft carrier battle in history" and the "largest naval battle in history." Japan had consequently ceased to be a naval power. Unknown to Tibbets, his mission and the fol- low-up mission in three days would bring final- ity to Japan's days as a military power. The mind of man, in general, seems too feeble to com- prehend such power: Inside!: the: secontibomb delivered to , th+ tar- get of NagasakL  was about 600 milligrams of Pu-239 Plutonium. This is less weight than two aspirin tablets and its energy obliterated the city of Nagasaki and the inhabitants in mat- ter of a few nanosec- ondsl Event after horrif- ic event, man continues to exceed his saddest moments[ Nw Madow Adams County Commissioners scheduled another Leadership School for 4-H leaders for March 8, 2012, to be held in Council. Commissioner Joe Holmes is .working Continued from front page ing an office assistant later this year to help handle the programs through the University of Idaho Extension Service. Hamilton has Npeial buinns serices aeailable I lad The Adams ceum! llecrd--- B&W Copies $.15 each Send and receive faxes $1.00 per page Design Services Low Volume Scannin Assist with e-mail File uploads and downloads Call fer delaiis and infermadlen! on plans for a covered arena at the Adams County Fairgrounds in the 4-H area. Funding is available for the arena and the County would like to see it completed before this year's Fair. Rose Advocates reported a major increase in assist- ing victims of abuse in Adams County. There were 252 direct con- tacts with victims and 70 indirect vic- tims assisted in 2011. They reported 395 cri- sis interventions in the County and 624 hot- line calls in 2011. Rose Advocates will open a new residential facility in Payette in June this year. and Restoration Opportunities on New Meadows Ranger District The Payette Forest ationists, environmen- Coalition (PFC) will tal organizations, live- meet January 26th from stock grazers, local log- 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to begin evaluating res- toration opportunities on the New Meadows Ranger District of the Payette National Forest. The group will gather at Ernie's 45th Parallel Restaurant at the MeadowCreek Golf Resort off Highway 95 north of New Meadows. The meeting is open to the public. The Payette Forest Coalition formed in June 2009 to make rec- ommendations to the PNF on potential res- toration projects. The Coalition is made up of ging companies, Idaho Department of Fish and Game and other state agencies. The group's goals include improving wildlife habitat, restor- ing forest health and resiliency, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire, and contribut- ing to the local econo- my by providing jobs in the woods and utilizing woody biomass. Over the course of two years, the PFC drafted recommenda- tions for the 50,000- acre Mill Creek-Council Mountain Landscape Restoration Project on about thirty representa- the Council Ranger tives of various inter- District. As the Forest ests, including county Service completes the commissioners, recre- decision-making pro- cess on that proposal, the Coalition is ready to begin work on its next set of recommendations. The agenda for the January 26th meet- ing will include fol- low-up discussion on issues relating to the Mill Creek-Council Mountain project, as well as laying the groundwork for a new project in the Boulde Creek and Lost Creek watersheds. Anyone interested in issues on local national for- est lands is invited to attend. Background infor- mation on the Payette Forest Coalition i available at http:// www. spatialinterest. info/PayetteForward. html. Idaho Power Wants to Shift More Line Extension Costs to New Customers From Gene Fadness, expenses for engineer- Idaho Public Utilites ing supervisors and Commission administrative work- The Idaho Public ers, are pooled and Utilities Commission recouped through an is taking comment assessment placed on through Feb. 2 on an line extension work application by Idaho orders. That assess- Power Company to ment is part of Idaho remove a cap of 1.5 per- Power's "Rule H" tariff. cent that it can charge All tariff adjustments new customers in over- must be approved by head costs for line the commission. The extensions, current tariff caps the idaho Pdwet: claims collection for overhead hhi)r}p0sd'reiSi0niS at 1.5 percent. Idaho an effort to shift more Power wants the cap of the cost for new ser- removed and assess vice attachments from all overhead expense the general body of to the specific custom- ratepayers to custom- ers requesting the con- ers requesting the con- struction. According struction. Such a move, to the company's cal- Idaho Power states, culation, the new rate would reduce the rev- would be 22 percent to enue requirement need- ed from the general body of ratepayers and reduce upward pres- sure on rates. Currently overhead costs, such as pay and cover the entire over- head expense for line extension construction. The commission plans to handle this request in a modified procedure that uses written comments rath- er than conducting a hearing, unless cus- tomer comlnents can demonstrate a need for a public hearing. Comments are accept- ed through Feb. 2 via e-mail by accessing the commission's homep- age at <www.puc.idaho. gov> and clicking on "Comments & Questions About a Case." Fill in the case number (IPC- E - 11-24) and enter yoi/r comments. Comments can also be mailed to P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0074 or faxed to (208) 334-3762. A full text of the com- mission's order, along with other documents related to this case, ib available on the com- mission's Web site. Click on "File Room" and then on "Electric Cases" and scroll down to the above case num- ber. 4-H Wants You! by Shanna Hamilton 4-H Leaders are needed in various capacities and locations throughout Adams County. New Meadows area is in dire need of 4-H Leaders, if you know someone who would be interested in leading a club please call 253- 4279 or email: 4-H Leaders must pass screening process/background check. Council area needs a cooking and/or sewing leader. We are always looking for more leadersH Please call or email for more information about the Adams County 4-H program. Top 10 Reasons to be an Adams County 4-H Participant or Leader 1. Make new friends, and build long lasting friendships. 2. Improve responsibility, goal-setting & decision-making skills. 3. Be a leader, in a school, club, or community. 4. Did you know that VOLUNTEERS save lives...? 5. Learn how to care for & protect our environment, livestock & more. 6. Gain incredible experience while learning, by doing & having fun! 7. Develop skills to help succeed in school, workplace, community, & life. 8. Develop talents & skills that benefit them throughout life. 9. Record keeping is beneficial even after 4-H! 10. Help pay for College, car, house, or more. 4-H offers something for everyone, there are over 60 project areas to choose from. 4-H enrollment forms & fees due by March 26, 2012. THE ADAMS COUNTY RECORD USPS: 005-120 Copyright 2012 The Adams County Record is published weekly at 100 Illinois Ave., Council, Idaho 83612-000R by Adams County Record Publishing Co LLC., Lyle Sail, Publisher. Periodical postage is paid at Council, Idaho. 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