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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 " Page 3 The Adams County Record Pastor&apos;s Comer Who had the greatest faith in the Bible? by Wayne Freedman The answer to this question could stir up quite a controversy because there are a lot of people who demonstrated "great faith" in God's Word. Many are recorded in what is called the "faith chapter"--Hebrews I i. Browsing through the list of names reveals such great people as Noah, Joseph, Rahab, Gideon, David, Abraham and Moses. What a "Hall of Faith" God records for us there. But l think the person with the greatest faith is left out of that list. In fact, I believe, we don't even often consider this person to have great faith, but in my judgment He did. With the clue of the capitalized pronoun in the previous sentence you can now probably guess Who I believe had the greatest faith in the Bible. It's Jesus Christi What incredible faith He demonstrated when He allowed Himself to be born to a peasant girl, raised in a small rural community in the home of a common laborer. Doing nothing noteworthy during the In-st 30 years or so of His life and then stepping out without the support of his family and friends to begin talking about His God in such personal terms as "Abba." Inviting people to follow Him, leaving their own families and jobs to become His disciples. Standing against the religious establishment and identifying Himself with "sinners." As I've been thinking about and preparing for Easter this year, I've seen a dependence so deep that He was willing to trust His Father's plan, which included personal injustice and suffering, the dissolving of His leadership team, and the death of the movement He began among His own people, the Jews. And in fact, He is the only One in all of scripture to say, "I do nothing on My own but speak just what the Father has taught Me. The One Who sent Me is with Me, He has not left Me alone, for I always do what pleases Him." [John 8:28,29] Now that's the greatest faith I've found in the Bible! COt'lt'1UNITY cHUt<cH SEP,,VIC00S SCt-tEDULE St. Jude's CallioUc Church * Council 1st & 3rd Sunday of the Month - 3:30 pm * Friday Mass - noon. Church of the Nazarene 102 S. Exeter Discipleship lO 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 indian Valley Communlv/Qlurch Pastor: Brian Gladhart 355-2020 * Associate Pastor: Isaac Ward 257-3812 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. * Worship Service 11 :l 5 a.m. * Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Church of Jesus C.dst of Latter Day Saints Bishop: Douglas Linford * 253-4330 * S Fairfield, Council Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Coundl Bible Curch * 253-6923 * 190 4th Ave. Interim Pastor Roger Hayden Worship Services at 7:00 p.m. ! st Lutheran Church of Coundl Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays Information: 253-4486 Worship Service 5:00 p.m. Sunday, St Judes' on Hwy 95 * Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Coundl Conanunlty C]lurch * 253-6461 l C)5 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. Heighho Pastor Andy Satta * www.newmeadowsumc.org Morning Worship 10:30 a.m * Children's Church held during worship Coundl Vaney Assembly 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 FamEles For Crlst Chdstlan Fellowship Meeting Basement of Tater Tots Daycare Pastor: Jon Sorg * 208-741-0410 Services Sunday 11:00 a.m. Progress on the Lost Creek / Boulder Creek Restoration Project Construction Projects on by Dale Fisk The Payette Forest Coalition (PFC) met on March 20 at Ernie's Steak House in the MeadowCreek subdivision. This was the second PFC meeting primarily concerning the Lost Creek / Boulder Creek Restoration Project (LCBC). The PFC is studying aspects of the proposed restoration project, which encompasses all of the Lost Creek watershed and part of the West Fork of the Weiser River watershed, plus extends north to include the Boulder Creek drainage. New Meadows District Ranger Kim Pierson reviewed a proposed timeline for the LCBC project. To meet the timeline as proposed, the PFC recommendations will need to be submitted by the end of September 2012. The Steering Team will review the proposal and provide the PFC with a recommendation at the next (April 26) meeting. Paul Klasner presented background information on Vegetation. His presentation described management direction (3 scales - forest plan, management areas, and management prescription categories). He gave a comparison of current vs. desired conditions of vegetation. To conduct the comparison, the forest landscape is characterized by several attributes, including tree size class, canopy density, and species composition. The Forest Service Inter-Disciplinary Team needs preliminary goals and objectives from the Payette Forest Coalition by May 2012, including designation of priority treatment areas. A Vegetation Subcommittee has been created, and much of the discussion centered on vegetation and what the. subcommittee would, need to work on. Vegetation treatments have the potential to contribute to fuels management, wildlife, and economic goals (and perhaps access and watershed health). The subcommittee will work on drafting objectives and priorities for vegetation restoration. The subcommittee will work closely with the Inter-Disciplinary Team and draft recommendations for the PFC membership to review. There was some discussion about changes to the project area boundaries, and whether to include the Mud Creek watershed within the project boundary. The decision was to exclude Mud Creek and retain the boundaries as depicted on maps posted to date. Information will be gathered about conditions and past actions in Mud Creek, as well as other areas outside the project area, because there are factors in those adjacent areas that might influence decisions about what should be done inside the LCBC. It was decided to include an agenda item in an upcoming meeting to review the FYI3 CFLRP business plan. (See March 01, 2012 meeting notes for the description of FY12 business plan actions at spatialinterest.info / PayetteForward.html.} The group discussed 00inhway 95 the priority topics AL..L  for the upcoming meeting, including Wildlife Conservation by Dale Fisk Strategy (WCS), Aquatic Travelers to the lower Conservation Strategy country are probably (ACS), Vegetation and already familiar with Subcommittee progress the bridge that has been on priorities, under construction The Steering Team for some time between will review the order of Payette and Fruitland. topics, and notify the That project is expected PFC members of the to continue until appropriate reading September, when material to review prior the job should be to the meeting. This completed. action item needs to Another project be completed as soon started on March 19 as possible to allow where Highway 95 preparation time for crosses the freeway. Inter-Disciplinary Team It should be done in presentations, about three months. The Vegetation The following are Subcommittee will meet details from the Idaho on April 5th, 10:00am Dept. of Transportation. 2:00pm at the New __ 'M6a'dows Ranger The half-century-old Dlsti-idt"(ulstairS small' U.S. 95 interchange conference room), overpass spanning 1-84 . The next Payette Forest at Exit 3 near Fruitland Coalition meeting will be will be resurfaced and on April 26 at Ernie's repaired in a project Steakhouse. To catch starting Monday (March up on past meetings, 19) and finishing about get background material and much more, go to: www.spatialinterest.info/ PayetteForward.html. three months later. The bridge deck and foundation for this bridge are considered to be in fair condition, with the superstructure in good condition. The concrete deck will be overlayed and pier caps and columns patched in this project to extend the life of the bridge, built in 1960. The bridge railing will also be replaced. Asphalt "paving work will be performed to tie the bridge approaches into the road on each end of the bridge. The normal lane, shoulders and center lane are reduced slightly ancl .... a!Jow passage of 14-foot vehicle and cargo widths. Cannon Builders Inc., of Blackfoot, is the contractor for this $763,000 project. A Letter of Reference for Walt Okamoto for Sheriff March 21, 2012 To whom it may concern, I am writing on behaff of Waiter Okamoto who is running for the Office of Sheriff in Adams County. I have known Wait since 1998 when he started with the Adams County Sheriff's Office. During this time, I was an Idaho State Trooper and had the pleasure of working with Walt on many different crash scenes. In 2003, I became a detective for the Payette County,Sheriff's Office and I collaborated with Watt on different investigations that led into Adams County. Walt has always been extremely helpful and I considered him an exceptional deputy. He was always courteous, knowledgeable and professional. He has a true passion for the citizens of Adam County and the fortitude to seek justice for the victims of crime. Recently, I spoke with Walt about his desire to become the next Adams County Sheriff and his goals, should he be elected. Walt has researched the budgets and understands the complexity of providing an " excellent service o n a very limited budget. He has been in several different leadership and administrative positions throughout his career and t believe these are important attributes for a Sheriff. He understands the oath of office; supporting and upholding the U.S. Constitution, the Idaho Constitution and enforcing the laws of the state and county. As an Idaho Sheddf, there is a great amount of value in being a member of the Idaho Sheriff's Association (ISA) and participating in the three scheduled meetings each year. Sheriffs are provided excellent training opportunities and the networking is invaluable to all of our offices. We discuss jail issues, liabilities, legislation and other important Sheriff topics during these meetings. We can call on the assistance of any Sheriffthroughout the state and they will be there to assist without question. Walt has expressed his desire to participate and become an active member of the ISA. Walt has a passion for the Office of Sheriff and it is my belief that he is the right man for the job. Respe,llv, Chad Huff/Sheriff Payette County Paid for by Walter Okamoto for Sheriff, Angle Okamoto-Ong, Poitical Treasurer Eppzch, D.D. S ..253-6077:  - - Burial Services * Cremation Services . Pre-planning Options - Monuments 221 E. Court St Weber, ID 83672 (208) 414-1234 , Lienkaemper'Thmasn'cm