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The Adams County Record Editor&apos;s Notebook Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Controversy in Idaho's Legis lature physiologically, it could kill them. It's known that animals under these conditions lose weight, they stop eating, just imagine yourself being used as bait." The way I see it, this assumes that the dog would somehow know it was being used to bait a wolf, and that if a wolf came in to the bait the hunter would allow it to come close enough for the dog to know it was there and feel threatened, and that the dog would know wolves are a threat instead of seeing them as just another big dog. I'm not taking a position on the issue. but I haven't been able to determine just why the use of live bait seems unethical to some people, although one person told me she thought some hunters would pick up a dog at the pound and let a wolf kill it. Maybe I'm nMve, but that's getting into Jeffrey Dahmer territory in my book, and I doubt one hunter in a million would be that sick. The bill would allow several other means of killing wolves. Pro- wolf groups are saying it will result in a mass slaughter of wolves. Even some anti -wolf people are saying the bill is attracting too much negative attention. Another piece of legislation, Idaho House Bill 464 seems to fit with the state's attitude of late. State officials complain about federal mandates put on them, but now have buried our local schools with unfunded mandates. Seeing the elk herd at Fruitvale the other day started me thinking about statistics. A USGS study in Yellowstone Park in 1997-98 indicated that 1 wolf will kill an average of 17 elk per year. (Other studies say 23-24 elk.) A group of six wolves were seen a week or two ago, near the Tamarack sawmill. It would take those six wolves almost a year and a half to kill all the 145 elk in the photo I took. There are at least 1,000 wolves in Idaho. Going by the USGS figures, they kill that many elk in just over three days. There are a couple of bills on the wolf issue starting their way through Idaho's legislature. How much chance either of them have of becoming law is anybody's guess. The controversy over using live bait for wolves and other control measures (Senate Bill 1305) has certainly raised a lot of eyebrows. The issue, for some, seems to center on the use of live bait, specifically dogs. The bill has attracted the attention of pro-wolf groups. They seem to have decided that dogs will be the main animal used as live bait if the bill is passed. The web site <howlingforj ustiee. wordpress.com> shows a pathetic-looking puppy chained up on bare dirt, implying this is the type of bait animal that will be used. Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Colorado- Boulder said: "From a dog's perspective, being used as bait would be a terrifying experience. They would know that there's danger out there. It would be terrifying and, Adams County Republican Presidential Caucus Party affiliation, voter who has not filled Participants will have out a party affiliation the ability to declare form you must do it party affiliation and in order to participate! register to vote at the Please come, early to caucus. If planning to register! register to vote at the Note: This caucus is caucus, 2 forms of ID not a state sponsored will be required'. ...... election. The Idaho 17 iyr. okt who will Presidential Cucu .i be 18 on Nov. 6 of an Idaho Republican 2012 and who fill out Party function and is a voter registration and not required to follow party affiliation card are state election laws, eligible to vote in the but is bound by Idaho 2012 Idaho caucus. Republican Party Rules. Doors will open at For more information 5:30 p.m. and the voting call Vieky Purdy at 347- process will begin at 3345, or 7:00 p.m. You must be Trevor Thorpe, IDGOP present by 7:00 p,m, in Political Director at 208 order to participate in 343-6405 the process! Web site: www.idaho- If you are a registered republiean-eaueus.eom The Idaho Republican Party has instituted a caucus system for choosing Idaho's Republican Presidential candidate. The new earlier date of March 6 will allow Idaho to play a greater role in the. selection of our i next GOP presidential candidate. You may attend either of two locations: Council Elementary School - 202 Michigan Ave. Council or Meadows Valley High School - 500 Miller Ave. New Meadows. New Requirements to participate for 2012 You must be a registered voter ,,nl must declare Republican Page 3 CO00ll00tlNltY CHUt00CH 500l00Vle00S 5CH00rJUt.f. St, Jude's Catholic Church * Council 1st & 3rd Sunday of the Month - 3:30 pm Friday Mass - noon. Church of the Nazarene. 102 S. Exeter Discipleship 10 a.m. * Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Fellowship 12:00 p.m. Children's Church 11:15 a.m. Contact: Pastor John Schaffer 208-566-4264 In&an Valley Community Church Pastor: Brian Gladhart 355-2020 Associate Pastor: Isaac Ward 257-3812 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Salms Bishop: Jason Hansen 253-4330 S Fairfield, Council Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Coundl Bible Church 253-6923 190 4th Ave. Interim Pastor Roger Hayden Worship Services at 7:00 p.m. 1st Lutheran Church of Coundl Communion.2nd & 4th Sundays * Information: 253-4486 Norship Service 5:00 p.m. Sunday, St Judes' on Hwy 95 Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Council Community Church 253-6461 105 California Ave., Council Co-Pastors: Wayne Freedman & Les Sheneberger Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Wed. Bible Studies 7:00 and 7:30 pm Mon. Women's Bible Study 7:00 pm Friday Men's Breakfast Bible Study 7:00 am New Meadows United Methodist Church. 347-2427 * 210 N. Helghho Pastor Letha Essinger www.gbgm-umc.org/newmeadows Adult Class 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m * Children's Church held during worship Va/sembly of God 253-6430. Pastor: Geoff Cole Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Power & Light Company Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Thursday, 7:00 p.m. House of Prayer Meeting at 340 Commercial Street, Weiser, Idaho Pastors Stephen and Debbie Blount 208-318-8660 or 208-549-0669 Sunday School 9:30 AM, Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 P.M Bible Study Thursday 7:00 PM Families For Christ Christian Fehlp Meeting Basement of Tater Tots Daycare Pastor: Jon Sorg 208-741-0410 Services Sunday 11:00 a.m. Pastor's Comer The '"Little Faith" That Changed The Wc ri a by Wayne Freedman Many today would say that if we only had real faith we could change the world, and Christian leaders spend most of their effort trying to help their people grow in faith. I was recently encouraged to check out who Jesus commended and who Jesus criticized for their faith. That led me to the phrase "O you of little faith" and how it was used by our Lord. Now I would have thought that He would use this phrase to describe the religious leaders of His day who rejected Him or the crowds who stopped following Him. These would seem to me to be the"-one,J'With "tittle faith." But no, I found that it is used only five times in the New Testament and each time it is used by Christ to describe His disciples. Jesus' two word rebuke is actually a compound Greek word oligas meaning "few, little, small" and pistos" meaning "faithful, reliable." So basically He is saying they are men with small reliability or little willingness to trust Him. His first criticism comes in the Sermon On The Mount in Matt. afraid, and beginning, to sink he cried out, 'Lord, save me'" [14:30]. Jesus' rebuke Is as quick as His rescue. Highlighting the source of Peter's crippled faith, He says, 6:30 [also recorded in "O you of little faith, why Luke12:28] when He did you doubt?" says that anxiety, or And finally in Matthew doubting God's care, 16 when the disciples is not an appropriate had forgotten to take any response for those who bread for lunch Jesus follow Him. "But if God asks, "O you of little so clothes the grass of faith, why are you talking the field, which today among yourselves about is alive and tomorrow having no bread? Do you is thrown into the oven, still not understand? will He not much more Don't you remember clothe you, O you of the five loaves for the little faith?" five thousand, and how A storm during a many basketfuls you crossing of the Sea of gathered?" Galilee in Matthew 8 Looking at these brings the second rebuke accounts shows me wh'etF the'dfsctpleS' wakd' that "little .faith" 6klmeg ' "t ? Jesus with their cry, from forgetfulness' oI ' "Lord, save us! We are going to drownI" Jesus replied, "O you of little faith, why are you so afraid?" In Matthew 14, Peter earns the term on his own. Seeing Jesus walking on water, Peter asks to meet Him, but his faith falters: "He saw the wind, he was God's past faithfulness in providing for us, focusing on current circumstances rather than God's promises, and not considering how much God cares for us. And it is His disciples, who later would be used to change the world, whom He calls "O you of little faith." Free Online Tax Filing Page by Leslie Jones, Idaho State Tax Commission BOISE, IDAHO -- Feb. 23, 2012 -- Taxpayers can go to one website to choose among several software companies that provide free online filing for federal and state income tax returns, according to the Idaho State Tax Commission. "If more people knew about the free-file option we promote, we could have helped more than 300,000 Idaho taxpayers keep more money in their pockets last year," said Lisa Schroeder, income tax e-file coordinator for the Tax Commission. "Last year almost two thirds of Idahoans filed their individual income taxes online," Schroeder added. "Of those e-filed retums, nearly 316,000 THOXIASON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY F,-unil v Owned and Operated - Burial Services - Pre-phnning Options - Cmation Services - Monuments 221 E. Court 8t Wier, ID 83672 (2O8) 414-1234 www.Liefdempe.Thomaon.com taxpayers qualified for free online filing, but only about 14,000 taxpayers took advantage of it. In this economic climate, we'd like to help everyone save their money." To view free-filing options, Web users should go the Tax Commission's home page at tax.idaho. gov and then click on the Free individual income tax filing link under the "Quick Picks" section. Those who choose to e-file must use the same provider to file both their federal and state returns. The companies listed on this page offer different levels of service, so taxpayers should look carefully at each provider to see which free filing offers they qualify for. Three of the software companies linked from the Tax Commission's website offer both federal and state filing for free, while one charges for the federal return but provides a free state filing. The Tax Commission partnered with the Internal Revenue Service and software developers to provide this free service to taxpayers. Electronic filing is a fast, easy way to file taxes, and allows taxpayers to get a quicker refund than if they file by paper. It produces virtually error- free retums because the program does the math for fliers. Taxpayers can also get help by calling the Tax Commission at (800) 972-7660 Toll free or 334-7660 in the Boise area. Lordy, Lordy Happy Birthday Kim YES,SHE REALLY IS 4811! Council Valley Free Library Book Shelf How fast they grow! New Boo00:s at the Council Library Adult Fiction: The Rope by Nevada BaIT Kill Shot by Vince Flynn Catch Me by Lisa Gardner Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz War Horse by Michael Morpurgo The Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell Break Down by Sara Paretsky The Silver Boat by Luanne Rice Non Fiction: Gabby by Gabrielle Glfford 18 18 18 18 Now she's 18 and Ready to GOI ... but please take it slow 18 18 18 i 18