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Page 2 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 The Adams County Record Shop Levy Please Vote for the Levy Dear Editor, We at Council High School really need the com- munity&apos;s help to get our shop program back. Please help us. Just think about when you were in high school, and think how bad it would be to not have shop, and to have only cooking and sewing classes. So if the community would .please help us, that would be great. T'a/or a3;ll;am Shop classes will better prepare students Dear Editor, Council would ben- efit from a shop program. Mechanics and welding is a huge trade in today's, soci- ety, and many kids will ben- efit. With the skills taught in shop classes, these students will be more independent and possibly start businesses of their own. We need your help to make this possible, lust imagine being in sch6ol and your only electives are cooking or sewing. I'm not saying these classes are bad, but not everybody wants to learn how to cook or sew. Some want to work on engines and learn to weld. Jl Moo./I Shop classes are important Dear Editor, I think ve need to improve the shop so we can manufacture things. This will help students learn to work and make things in the real world. Right now things are really crowded in the weld- ing lab. Since the shop was declared non-functional, we haven't been able to use the equipment that goes along with welding, like the grind- ers and anvils. Right now we can't even use the tool room. Please help pass this levy. Think about our education. It really is important. Coa,m;I '3/7 /71 them out to the dumpster. I threw one into the dumpster and then I had to stop - I just couldn't do it. It was like burning books." For prisoner visits with pastors, State regulations provide for "indirect super- vision" by video, as has been done in the past under Captain Bill Riehle's com- mand. Counseling and pri- vate conversations between prisoners and ministers are considered "privileged corn- munications" and protected times over the past thirty by law. And lack of storage years. I am well aware of the space is not a compelling risks that we assume when reason to deprive men and we engage in jail ministry. women of their constitu- But I believe that a robust tional right to freely prac- jail ministry is a cost-effec- rice their religion for seven five asset that will lessen the months. The minimum rec- likelihood of disturbances ognized standard of compli- and suicides, as it has done ance is weekly worship. I am under different management not unfamiliar with jails and in years past. prisons. As a pastor, proba- Pa,or o'' Cole tion officer and Army NCO, Cozo, e_;/ I have been in jails, prisons and Army stockades many Okamoto is the best candidate Dear Editor, I attended the Sheriff's Forum on April 26th at the Elerfientary School and lis- tened to what I believe to be, five honorable men running for an office in which they- each would bring a positive change to the position of Sheriff. Carefully listening to each candidate answer the questions, it seems, tnany of the candidates feel the same on many matters and also have proposed the same solutions to current issues the Sheriff's Office is facing. The difference in these men however, seemed to be law enforcement experi- ence. As a citizen of this community, I want a candi- date that can hit the ground running once he is elected, not waste precious time on learning the position and laws in which to correctly supervise his subordinates. I think it is imperative for the man elected to have such experience. Adams County deserves' the best. We should be demanding that our next Sheriff have both extensive law enforcement and fiscal experience. All of the candidates spoke of transparency in the depart- ment if elected. We need someone who can go into the position knowing the extent of county, federal, and state laws that are appli- cable to the Sheriff's posi- tion and keep all personnel accountable for upholding those laws. How can the Sheriff effectively supervise their staff if they aren't sure whether or not laws are being upheld? In this case, the two can- didates who are qualified are Ryan ZoUman and Walt Okamoto. Upon examin- ing both Mr. Zollman's and Mr. Okamoto's experience, it becomes clear that Walt Okamoto is the finest can- didate we have to offer to Adams County. Mr. Zollman stated that he does not have a background in fis- cal management or bud- gets, other than small farm animal management. Walt See EDITOR'S MAILBOX CONTINUED, page 4 Dear Editor: I am writing to encour- age people in the Council School District to support the supplemental levy to fund a shop teacher at the Council High School. The ballot will describe this posi- tion as a certified vocational agricultural teacher. Voters will be asked whether they are in favor of, or against authorizing a $50,000 levy for two years. This levy would cost property own- ers $3.50 for every $10,000 of property value after the homeowner's exemption. Voters have the choice of Give Kids a choice providing the funds to hire a teacher and to make use of the newly renovated shop building. Many people m the community have already chosen to donate their time and their money to pay for the building restoration. This work will be completed this summer at no cost to tax payers. If you choose to support this levy, you will be giv- ing students at Council High School a choice. Kids can't decide where they will live, and they can't go to the polls and vote on a school levy. They don't have a choice in how the state funds their school, and they don't have a choice in which classes are made available to them. They will have a choice if the adults in their commu- nity vote in favor of this sup- plemental levy. Then they would be able to choose to learn the practical life skills that would be taught in their newly renovated shop build- ing. Please vote in favor of this supplemental levy on May 15th, and give the kids in-- your community a choice. Je,G c z,,,qe/d F; z ; z%'W e Sberiff Race Dear Editor, At the recent Sheriff Candidate Forum in Council on April 26th I shared my thoughts on what I believe to be the deplorable changes regarding jail ministry at the Adams County Jail, and the negative results of stopping Sunday morning services and bible studies, forbidding lay ministry, removing rdi gious materials and locking up bibles. Captain Zollman responded by saying, "That is not true y Lack of jail ministry is inexcusable What I have said, what rewriting l:he jail church I have witnessed firsthand, policy. When I asked about and what I havesince the changes he said, "Let's learned is both disturbing just say they'll be going on and true. On May 2nd I a permanent sabbatical: received a phone call from Mr. Hickman further stated retired sergeant, Monte that he was approached by Hickman. Mr. Hickman Captain Ogden and given said that he was present at a large box of bibles. Mr. a meeting two years ago at Hickman said, "Steve asked which UnderSheriffRichard me to get rid of them Borger-discussed upcom-, because Major Borger had ing changes to jail minis- said to. When .I asked him try. Hickman said, "Major what to do with the bibles Borger informed us that he instructed me to wait he was in the middle of until after midnight and take Continued your "GOAT ON"[ Chevre Ooa00 Cheese Milk Presh raw unpasteurized goat milk 1.Sb.A. THE ADAMS COUNTY RECORD USPS: 005-120 Copyright 2012 The Adams County Record .is published weekly at 100 Illinois Ave., Council, Idaho 83612-000R by Adams County Record Publishing Co LLC., Lyle Sail, Publisher. Periodical postage is paid at Council, Idaho. BUSINESS HOURS Open Monday -Friday 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. CONTACT US 100 Illinois Ave. Council, ID 83612 (208) 253-6961 Fax: (208) 253-6801 Send submissions to: LETTERS POLICY Letters to'the editor must meet the standards of good taste and truthfulness, be original, and con- tain the address and phone number of the author. Letters should be kept as short as possible (400 word maximum). We will print a maximum of one letter every other week per individual. 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