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The Adams County Record Editor's Notebook Wednesday, April 25, 2012 No Wolves This Week I don't have a "Do Wolves Benefit the Ecosystem?" article this week, although I had one planned. I've been a little busy with a couple other articles that seem more important to put into print. It seems last week's headline about the commissioners allowing the sheriff's department to get a Costco credit/ membership card hit a nerve. The headline didn't have to be, "Sheriff Gets Another Credit Card;' but as sensationalized as it may have seemed, it was to the point and absolutely accurate. Since last week, the commissioners have withdrawn approval for the credit card. There actually may be a perfectly reasonable and workable way for the sheriff's department to use a credit card. But the words "reasonable" and "workable" are not the ones that enter the minds of local folks when "Adams County Sheriff's Department" and "credit card" appear in the same sentence. Here's another angle to the situation. I realize county officials were aiming at trying to save the taxpayers money by going to Costco to purchase the large quantities of food needed for the prisoners. And that's reasonable. On the other hand, it might be more appropriate to buy locally and support the local tax base that pays their wages. The two grocery stores in Council employ around 20 people. Throw in the store at New Meadows and you have about 30 people supported by grocery stores in the county with the highest unemployment rate in Idaho for several years running. I'm not sure how many times a dollar spent in Council or New Meadows circulates before it leaves the county, but it's not hard to count how many times a dollar spent at Costco does. I honestly don't know how to balance the two factors of saving tax dollars vs. spending locally, but it's something to think about. Recently I was emailed figures from a web site showing how much money Adams County employees make. It said the sheriff brings in $105,860 per year. It says the assessor makes $100,992. I searched around on line, and found a web site with those exact same figures. But before you see steam coming out your ears, those figures are not accurate. I don't know where they come from. Sherry Ward gave Weiser River Wagon Train BY DALEFISK AM on May 25 and campsites. The 11 th annual Weiser carpool and caravan to Those who want to River Wagon Train will Council. The four-day bring their own wagons, journey about 60 miles excursion includes one carts or buggies need to on the Weiser River stop for showers, dinner, check width limits; the Trail, starting from and breakfasts along trail narrows to eight Council on May 25. the trail. Equipment is feet wide in places. People who want to hauled from campsite Eight seats are participate can meet to campsite. Outhouses available for people at Weiser before 11:00 will be provided at unable to ride or drive. If there are less than 30 entries by May, the event will be canceled and all fees will be returned. For more information or to register, call Wagonmaster Dan Dickerson at (208) 452- 2360. Thank You Contributors to the Fireman's Ball Last week the Record featured a thank you for contributors to the Fireman's Ball. Do to the nature and timing of the information we received, we inadvertently left out a number of contributors. Shawn Stanford sent in the following, and we hope this is the complete list. I have finalized the donor list for the 2nd Annual Firemen's Ball and would like to extend a personal thanks from the fire chief for everyone's generousity and dedication to our fine community. The following is a list of donors that I would like to thank, if I have left anyone out, it is a complete oversight on my part and I apologize for my short coming. Again, thank you to the entire community for supporting our burn out fund that will help numerous unfortunate members of our community in the future. We look forward to seeing everyone next year, for another good time. Shawn Stanford, Fire Chief A.C.H.C.; A.S.A.P.; A-1 Heating; Adams Co. Rodeo Board; Adams County Record; All About Wood; Amerititile; Ashley Fuson; B&E Outlet; Bert & Margarete Schwall; Bill & Sherry Andrade; Branding Iron Steakhouse; Brown's Mountain Recycling; Bruce & Bonnie Kuhl; Bryson Family; Buffalo Run RV Park; C&M Lumber; Charlie & Maggie Harrington; CHS Textiles Class-Fran Ogden; Cindi Hulin; CMC Construction; Commercial Tire; Council Coffee Company; Council Dist. FS Employees; Council fitness - Heather Lawrence; Council Floral & Garden; Council Food & Fuel-Mike Adkins; Council Music Festival; Council Trading Co.-Ron Barnett; Council Valley Market; Courtney Fisher; Courtney Stanford; CTC; D&B Supply; Deb Wilson; Denny's; Don Allen; Economy Roofing; El Erradero; Fiesta Guadalajara; First Reponse Emergency Equipment; Hayden Distributing; Heartland Animal Hosp.-Bruce Gardner; Herb Cummings; Idaho Distributing; Janet Meyer; left & Brenda Howard; Jenny Ritch; Jerry Bowman; Joe Gratton; Julie Wilson; Katrece Adkisson; Kerry Wilson; Kevin Feil; Kevin Madsen; Kinney & Keele; Lakey's Caf4 -]ulie Harvey; Larry Pinkal; Les Schwaab; Linda Rogers; Lube Depot; Mahon Logging; Mendy Stanford; Mike & Bonnie Fisk; Mike Getusky; Mountains West Dental Clinic; Norco; Papa Murphy's; Party's Hair Affair; Peggy Pinkal; Power Tools & Toys; Rana Barrit; Rawhide & Lace; Red Apple; Reiehle Custom Leather; Robin James; Ronnie's Market; Ryan Hatfield; Sam's Electric; Seven Devil's Caf; Shafts Restaurant; Shirley Eastlick; Sorbenots Coffee; Stampin' Up - Judy Mahon; Stein Distributing; Sylvia Hulin; Tater Tots Daycare; The Outdoorsman; The Salmon River Girls; Tom Gaston; Traci Simpson; United Dairymen of Idaho; US Bank; Valley Fire Protection/ Bob Shoemaker; Wal-Mart; Warner Excavation-Joe Warner; Wilson's Lounge- Susan Korte CLEANING Now Scheduling Estimates  Monte R.  Eppich, D.D. Page 17 me the actual numbers. The sheriff's salary is $48,876 and the assessor's is $46,620. The prosecuting attorney makes $31,008 per year. The benefits they receive adds 40% to those amounts. -JILL St Luke's 7"lit McCall Center for Health Promotion Classes, Health Screenings, Forums, Workshops, and Special Events iili00 Healthy Choices iii!ii!  i!!'i!i!'i/!!iiiiTil, i!!iiii! A : 3 { All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted under the class description. Life and Loss: Dealing with Grief Six-part series Wednesdays, beginning May 2 3:30-5pm Star Garnet Room, Allen-Nokes Center AARP Driver Safety Friday, May 4, 9-4pm Hospital Conference Rooms Fee: $14 or $12 for AARP members Men in the Kitchen Monday, May 7, 6:30-7:30pm McCall Fire and EMS Station Fee: $5 Baby Sitter Clinics Cascade: Saturday, May 5 8:30am-1 pm Cascade High School McCall: Friday, May 18 4:30-9pm Star Garnet Room, Allen-Nokes Center Fee: $5 Tip Top Teen Yellow Couch Teen Center 3:30-4pm Teen to the Core, May 10 Making Teen Time Count, May 17 Food Fit for a Teen, May 24 Freedom from Smoking Eight-part series Beginning May 15, 6:30-8pm Star Garnet Room, Allen-Nokes Center Fee: $50 First Aid and CPR Saturday, May 19, 8:30am-3pm Star Garnet Room, Allen-Nokes Center Fee: $30 per certification, or $60 for both Embracing Aging Two-part series Thursdays, May 24 and 31 noon-l:30pm Star Garnet Room, Allen-Nokes Center Register online at mccallhosp.org or call 630-2420. -4