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I;dildlhl II IHiBi IlmilHL 1 IHIIHH mlOl]l ,rBiUW illli HDI|I Blilil J] 1  JJmJi-O The Adams County Record rate the candidate, q-he candidate who is rated the highest is then endorsed by the NRA for their can- didacy for a political office. Sounds Like a simple and straightforward process? q-here is more to the pro- cess however. I contacted the NRA media relations depart- ment and obtained a com- plete explanation about how the process operates. The following is a quote from the NRA media rep- resentative I contacted. "Where there is a situ- ation where both can- didates rate equally, for example an "A+" rating, the candidate who is the incumbent is endorsed:' He also stated that, "they have had NRA officers who were rated "A+" and were not endorsed, because the final factor is that they endorse the incumbent." When supporting a candidate there are many factors we as voters use to make a final decision, and that is good. There is not a perfect candidate in the field that can meet every one's expectations. We all have one maybe two requirements that a candidate must reflect in their past actions and history that we will not compromise. My two requirements are that they support the Second Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Pearce is for free markets Dear Editor, The Idaho Freedom Foundation released a report at the end of the last legislative session called the Idaho Freedom Index. q-he report shows that Monty Pearce has the most free market vot- ing record in the Senate. I am told that some mis- information is circulating Amendment as interpret- ed by the NRA, and that they support hunting. ]eri Soulier meets and surpasses my require- ments. She also has many other positive attributes such as treats others with respect, approachable, and promotes Government BY the people and FOR the people. I whole-heartedly endorse JERI SOULIER for Representative District 9B. a)e-,'se- ( L;cf'e merest, ff Cd 5;,.e Jqqz) suggesting that the Idaho claim against Sen. Pearce, Freedom Foundation for which he was vindi- would have revoked Sen. cated, had no impact or Pearce's good standing bearing on our review the because of the unsub- senator's very free market stantiated ethics allega- voting record. E.-ecz.."t,'ve .h-ezor - - Z.da,,9o ,_do,, zemdcrd;om tions that were brought against him. That is not true. The Freedom Index is based solely on a legis- lator's voting record and nothing more. The ethics Beware of last minute smears Paul Harvey says, the rest of the story. I was taught that telling a half-truth is )ust as much a lie as tell- ing a lie. The tactic behind uneth- ical acts like this is to persuade your vote with emotion immediately before the election. Often, it is within the last print- ing of a newspaper before the election, so there is no time to respond to the lies. In the last contested pri- mary race for the District 9B seat, this occurred against Diana Thomas. I have little doubt that it will occur again in this contested election. I sug- gest that you might want to be mindful of what you read and hear, and if you want the truth, check with those being targeted. This primary, I have the chance to vote for a per- son who is ethical, moral, and full of integrity, and this time, rm not going to let corrupt, unethical, and immoral politicians get away with repeating their past smear tactics. I could be mistaken, but if history repeats itself and my instinct is correct, an incumbent, or perhaps some special interest group will have a nega- tive ad or bulk mailing against Jeri Soulier. Before you make a decision based on another politician's attempt to discredit their competition, find out the facts. Get to the truth, then make up your mind. gaAap, M;,," Dear Editor, As the May 15th pri- mary approaches, we as citizens of our respected counties have to decide who best will represent us. It )ust so happens that I am a veteran, and I do my best to speak the truth. Like many Americans, I am disappointed in how our state politicians have corrupted the sys- tem. Campaigning is one example, and that is my reason for writing this. As you read this, there are probably negative bits of information and rumors out about certain candidates. Some of them are filled with false accu- sations, or plainly put, )ust out and out lies. Some may contain half-truths and neglect to mention, as Plant Polemic Support the Local FFA well as the community gar- den. This community gar- den is said to" be a very prolific garden, producing 100s of pounds of produce for the community at very little cost. The picture in the paper shows a great crop of young plants grow- ing in the greenhouse waiting for planting. So how sad it is to learn that no one from the com- munity except one busi- Continued Dear Editor, How ironic it was to see such a great article written by Brandi Burns regarding the Council High School state of the art greenhouse, which helps support the school lunch program as ness will be able to pur- chase their plants, and flower baskets for Mothers Day. The FFA students work hard to have a good selection of healthy plants, and flower baskets avail- able to sell in con)unction with the Lions Club at their annual fund raiser on the Saturday before Mothers Day, this has been going on for the last five years it helps both the Lions and the FFA. "Ihis plant sale, normally open to the community, has been put to a stop. One business in Council says that this one-day sale has taken business away from them. After approach- ing the school and com- plaining, the decision was made to end the sale and only allow this business to buy everything growing in the green house, then that business will sell to the public. In fact the high school students going to the prom were not allowed to make their own cor- sages from the flowers in the greenhouse, they had to buy either from a local business or order from somewhere out of town. I don't know about you but I prefer to support the FFA students, I would rather pay more for the plants to the FFA students, not a business. Don't be mistaken, I believe in sup- porting local businesses and keeping the money in town if possible, but once a year I like to buy my plants and flowers from the FFA students. This one-day sale of plants should not affect the bottom line of a business. If that were to be the case then the school should Page 5 be getting complaints for growing vegetables for the school lunch programs, and growing vegetables in the garden for the com- munity. Most businesses and the community support the kids, and the FFA pro- grams. Look at what has been achieved through .community support for the High School shop building that accomplish- ment speaks for itself. So maybe, this dark secret needs to be made public for everyone to know about and draw their own opinions on how they feel about it. Even some of the school board mem- bers were not aware of this decision Cozo,cY/ Dear Editor, Where have all the flow- ers gone? Oh, and veggie plants too from the Annual FFA/ Council High School Greenhouse sale. Well, if anyone cares, the school has entered into an agreement with Cindy at Council Floral and Garden, to sell them all to her. Yes, you read cor- rectly! The strange thing is, no one really knew this was happening, and those that seemed to know a lit- tle were being hush hush about it. Why? I even went to the High School after sending an Email (for which I still have not received a reply) and asked the principal directly "is there a contract to sell all the plants to Council Floral and Garden?" and I was told "Not as far and I know." Well I found out nothing happens at the school that "Mr. D" doesn't Kids vs. Business know about, so what's the truth? Who entered into this agreement? Can this contract be cancelled? Is it in writing? During the past several weeks, I had the oppor- tunity to speak to sever- al parents of high school seniors about the sale. The response has been the same, no one knew what was happening, and they expressed anger. The plants their kids cared for were not going to be avail- able directly to them at the annual sale. I also found out the Lions Club is still looking for another venue to sell their garden and plant items. The school / FFA and the Lions Club have been )oining forces for at least the last 5 years. What has now changed? Both of these groups are non-profit and needed each other to raise funds for their individual endeav- ors. I know several elderly folks in Council and the surrounding areas that counted on that sale to supply their home gardens with those plants, as most cannot afford to purchase items at retail prices. Well, if you care about this sale and want it to continue, call the school now. You can also call your local school board member and ask them to hold a special board meet- ing to take a vote on the issue. Remember this sale was originally scheduled for the Saturday before Mother's Day, May 12th. The regularly scheduled School Board Meeting is set for the following Monday, May 14th. The fate of the FFA Annual Fund Raiser in your hands. Don't let your kids down. Cat-r;e Pedre-;ra .T_d;a,, V'a//,y r Robin James - "1 bring skills, experience, traiNng and leadership to the office of Adams County Assessor." 10 years of experience in the Assessor's Ofhce State Certihed Ad-Valorem Appraiser since 2005 Appointed Adams County Assessor March 2012 by the Adams County Board of Commissioners Strong work ethics Experience working with State and local ofhcials Knowledge of mapping, deed processing, motor vehicles, appraisal, valuation development and state statutes Desire to continue serving and representing Adams County taxpayers A VOTE FOR ROBIN JAMES IS A VOTE FOR KNOWLEDGEABLE, FRIENDLY LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION FOR ADAMS COUNTY ASSESSOR. PAID FOR BY CAMPAIGN FUND TO ELECT ROBIN JAMES FOR ASSESSOR, ROBIN JAMES TREASURER