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The Adams County Record Nutrition & You Are You Worth It? Wednesday, March 14. 2012 by Linda Taylor, Nutritionist, ACHC There are three main things a person needs to do to insure good general health or return to good general health. The first is to get enough, good quality sleep. The second is to eat balanced meals with reasonable portions. The third is to be active and get regular exercise. I have spoken to many people in this community about lifestyles, eating styles, attitudes about food and the struggle to lose body fat and become healthy again. I've come to the conclusion that what i most people are missing ,, in their efforts to lose body fat and become healthy is REGULAR EXERCISE. The evil "E" word. Being active and having an exercise activity that you enjoy doing regularly is what most bodies need to kick- start their metabolisms into burning a bit hotter and burning off extra fat and blood glucose and cholesterol. Humans did no,*t arrive on Earth in a dune buggy. We had our feet and did most of our commuting on them. Your body is especially designed to walk and i ironically, walking is a pleasurable and effective activity to maintain or regain your health. Walking is the cheapest health insurance there is and everybody can do itl Council is a great place to walk! Oe way to incorporate ercise into your day is :o walk to the grocery store, the doctor's office, to the diner after church. Park your car well away from where you are going and walk! Start a new tradition in your family; take an after dinner walk. Talk to the people you work with and make a time to go walkingl It's more fun with a buddy! The health benefits of regular exercise are evidenced in thousands of research publications and medical journals. In my mind, the greatest benefit of regular exercise is stress relief. The chemicals of stress are detrimental to our health over time. Because exercise ultimately relaxes our bodies and minds we are less likely to feel food compulsions (because we're not as stressed); the quality of our sleep will improve, also minimizing the effects of stress; our body's metabolism will increase and we will burn fuel more efficiently. I think every one of us is worth an investment of one hour per day to insure our good health. what do you think? If you are interested in participating in a walking club, contact Linda Taylor at Adams County Health Center, 253-4242 x1015. Some homeowners qualify for Idaho',s property tax relief programs From the Idaho State of land by as much as Security Administration, program listed above. Tax Commission $1,320. The state pays a Veterans Affairs, Homeowners can get Homeowners ,who portion of a homeowner's Railroad Retirement applications for both qualify have until/April property taxes, and Board, or Federal Civil programs from their 16 to apply for two qualified recipients don't Service) county assessor and different programs that repay the state. The Idaho Property must file separately can help them with Applicants for the Tax Deferral program for each program. The their property taxes, property tax reduction offers homeowners a way applications are due according to the Idaho program can have no to postpone paying the Monday, April 16. State Tax Commission. more than $28,000 in taxes on their primary For more information, (The deadline is extended 2011 income. They must Idaho residence and on homeowners should call to Monday, since the be U.S. citizens or legal up to one acre of land. their county assessor's normal April 15 deadline permanent residents. The deferred taxes and office or the Idaho State falls on a Sunday this They must also be in at interest must eventually Tax Commission at 334- year.) least one of the following be repaid to the state. 7736 in the Boise area The Idaho Property categories as of Jan. 1, For the tax deferral or toll free at (800) 334- Tax Reduction (Circuit 2012: program, applicants 7756. They can also visit Breaker) program Age 65 or older, blind, can have no more the Tax Commission reduces property taxes widow(er) of any age, than 840,000 in 2011 website at tax.idaho.gov on a homeowner's former prisoner of war income and must meet (go to "Property Tax," primary Idaho residence or hostage, disabled (as the requirements of the then "Homeowners" in and on up to one acre recognized by the Social property tax reduction the drop-down box). Delays on U.S. 95 South of Grangeville From the Idaho through Saturday at the immediately west of the T r a n s p o r t a tr:i:iti :' 'top 3f: the white-: Bird highway.  : ..... " Department Grade, 8.5 miles south of That segment of A safety project to Grangeville. On Tuesday, U.S. 95, completed of rock dowels, remove loose rock and March 6, motorists will in 1964, sees frequent installation of cable secure a steep slope experience 30-minute rockfall, rockslides and net slope protection, next to U.S. 95 south delays as cable nets occasional landslides, installation of draped of GrangeviUe will delay are strung across the The orridor is 2,200 mesh slope protection traffic for 15 to 30 mountain, feet long and is and "shotcrete." minutes over the next Traffic will be overshadowed by rock ITD and the contractor three months, interrupted as faces of 180 feet or ask motorists to use Motorists traveling on Midwest Rockfall higher, caution and patience U.S. 95 should expect Inc., of Henderson, The safety project while driving through delays between 6 a.m. Colo., removes loose started last fall and the work zone. and 7 p.m. Monday and threatening rock was suspended for the Page 9 Your Choices in the Adams County Primary Election by Dale Fisk The dust has settled from the flurry of candidate filings at the Adams County Courthouse. The last day that a candidate could file to run for a county office was March 9. The sheriffs race is the most contentious of the races, with five candidates running. Four of the  five candidates will be on a primary ballot on May 15, and one candidate will not. The four that will be on a ballot are running on the Republican ticket: Don Allen, Mark Edwards, Walter Okamoto and Ryan Zollman. Vern Ludwig has filed as an Independent, and state regulations say that Independent candidates will not appear on a primary ballot. The purpose of the primary is to narrow the field to one candidate for each office on each party ticket for the general election in November. Since there is only one Independent candidate, there is no need to go through this process. But what if there were two Independent candidates? They would still not be on a primary ballot; instead both candidates would appear on the general election ballot. Vern will be running against one of the Republican sheriff candidates this fall in the general election. Republican voters will decide who our next Assessor will be in the primary. Robin James of Council, who was appointed to fill the Assessor vacancy left by Karen Haffield, will be running against Stacy Swift Dreyer of New Meadows. Republican voters will also be deciding the next county prosecuting attorney, choosing between Myron Gabbert and Michael Ray Robinson. Bill Brown and Joe Holmes are running on the Republican ticket, unopposed, to retain their commissioner positions. Of course a write in candidate could be a voter's choice for any of the above positions. The Democratic primary ballot has only two names on it for county offices. Those two are vying to be the Democratic Party county precinct committeemen for two different precincts. Dan Rickard is running for the North Council precinct, and Gwen Kimball for the New Meadows precinct. There will also be a. runoff for county r, -'^-'.-:' ===,: I suppose it's a matter precinct committeeman winter. ., ,.u  ,,,   , . ** . .    f' lIcaJh. * "*on the Repubh'car bolting, ' Voters in the;Lflrn" primary ballot. Foi:the tree removm  " ",  ,, t excavation, installation election must choose the ballot of only one party, and vote only on that ballot. If Independents had a primary ballot and a voter wanted to vote on that party's ballot, they might be voting for only one candidate who didn't have anyone running against him/her. So, long story short, Council precinct--Mike Fisk vs. Cynthia Mills Karolski; Indian Valley precinct--Shirley Halsey vs. Joe Holmes; North Council precinct--Steve Joslin vs. Anita Van Grnnsven; New Meadows precinctKaz Wittig vs. Viki Purdy. Sue Warner is running unopposed for the Bear precinct. World Jet Boat Marathon Championship to Launch in Idaho Racers to compete at the birthplace of the Jet boat industry From the Idaho Department of Commerce Jet boat teams from Canada, New Zealand, Mexico and the United States will race on four Idaho rivers to compete in the 2012 Toyota Weaver Seed World Jet Boat Marathon Championship April 13-21. Approximately 40 racing teams are expected to enter the world race with each team consistin of a driver, navigator and racing crews varying in size from four to 20 people per team. "It's really inspiring: to see how excited people in north central Idaho are about these races," said Kim Friend, U.S.A. World Race organizer. "Jet boat river racing fans are making plans to be here and view the race from start to finish." ' Racers  navigate four rivers at speeds up to 140 miles per hour, punching through raging rapids and negotiating submerged rocks, sandbars, powerful currents and narrow canyons. Race events, along with a variety of community celebrations, will take place over a nine day period from April 13-21, with river racing to take place on the St. Joe River at St. Maries, ID (April 13-15); the Snake River at Lewiston, ID/Clarkston, WA (April 16-17); the Clearwater River at Orofino, ID (April 18) and finishing on the Salmon River at Riggins, ID (April 20-21). Spectators may watch the race for free from the riverbanks with public access along each of the four rivers. "It is fitting that a race of this caliber be held at the birthplace of the jet boat industry," said Jeffery Sayer, director of the Idaho Department of Commerce. "This industry cluster plays an important role in our state's economy not only through the business and jobs it has generated, but as a result of partnerships like this that will attract hundreds of visitors to Idaho." In the mid-1960s, Norm Riddle and Dareli Bentz of the Lewiston/Clarkston Valley set out to build a boat that could navigate the rugged Snake and Clearwater Rivers. Their success sparked an industry that today provides boats for many uses around the world including recreation, search and rescue, fish and wildlife management, and police and military operations. North central Idaho's jet boat manufacturers continue to foster innovation and are leaders in the industry, making Lewiston/Clarkston the self-proclaimed Jet Boat Capital of the World. The race's Facebook page: http: //www.facebook.com/20 12USA. WORLDJETBOATMARATHON iI i G(00(II) ...F0..p,. : :i County Record Your Community Newspaper 100 Illinois Ave, Council (208) 253-6961 editor @ theadamscountyrecord.com advertising@theadamscountyrecord.com circulation @ theadamscountyrecord.com f IN 9TATE OUT OF 9TATE 1 YEAR i2 YEAR 'i3 YEAR ADAMS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER, INC. ..presenoing the future of your health care 205 N. 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