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The Adams County Record Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Page 13 Extension Corner It's interesting each month when I begin to write the Extension Corner for the newspaper. I read last year's same month to see what was happening around the office a year.ago. April's read, "Wow! I've been so busy I almost forgot to update everyone on what is going on!" And again, April got away from me! What a busy time of year, and I love every minute. 4-H enrollment increased, both in Council and New Meadows areas, along with adding some great new leaders and members. We have a great group of folks to work with for the coming 4-H season. So what went on in April? Hogs were weighed in, all looking good and adding four more to our livestock sale for the 2012 year. I was able to bring in some wonderful help and put on a "Feeds" Field day in Cambridge, with attendance of over 100, and that num- ber really makes the prepa- ration worth all the hard work that goes into orga- nizing a field day. In coop- eration with Valley County once again we have orga- nized a "Round Robin" Field Day at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Sign up by May 24 to attend for free! There will also be some day activities around the office this summer, whether it is getting help on record books, plant identification or hiking, we will have an activity for everyone. Last year in the Valley/ Adams Farm Bureau, I had a great time at the "Farm Tour" held in Meadows Valley. This year we are planning another tour, again in June, on Tuesday the 19th beginning at 1:00 PM in Cascade. There will be 3 tour stops, and a BBQ to follow. More details will be out soon, if you are inter- ested in attending, please contact our office and car- pooling may be arranged. Ranchers Feeding Youth will be finishing up with our last stop in Weiset at the Park school with the 4th grade class. I am already working on new educational April Recap, Looking Toward May By Shanna Hamilton -- 253-4279 workshops to bring into our schools next year, so look out! May is a busy month, working on budgets, work- ing at the Fairgrounds and updating our show arena. If you haven't heard we had a wonderful anonymous donation to reconstruct our show arena, and that work starts soon. There are many events to attend in June, so watch for more details com- ing out. Adams County Fair rule book for 4-H, FFA and open class will be coming out soon, hoping to be out by June. Check around town for the books, and of course in our office you can always pick one up. There will be no deadline for Open Class entries, but we would sure appreciate the help in early entries to our office, to be ready for the wonderful exhibits to come. There have been some changes in the Fair Board this year, as the Crossley clan are off to Utah. Our new Fair Board members are taking on new roles. Anyone wanting to volun- teer in the Exhibit Hall dur- ing Thursday to Saturday should call in and schedule a time to help out. Seethe important dates below to watch for. Please take note that our office hours for the month of May are Mon-Thurs only, I couldn't believe looking at my calendar that I am out every Friday, busy as ever! The best time to stop in is 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and Maggie and I will be happy to help any way we can. I am in the office much more than those hours, but it is so helpful to have a won- derful assistant during those hours to really allow me to work on Livestock, Range and 4-H. May 9 ................ Demo at Fairgrounds May 17 ... .......... Sale Committee Mtg. 5:30pmLeaders Council 6pm May 19 ' ....o,....,., May 18 Park School May 24 ............. Fair Board Mtg, 5.'00 PM May 28 ............ :Memorial Day: Office Closed June 2 ..... .......... Round Robin Field Day, Council [tree 5 ............... Swine Field Day; Marsing June 6 ............... Sheep Field Day; Emmett June 19 ............. Farm Tour; Cascade Area Meadows Valley Community Mtg. 6:00 PM June 20;22 ....... Idaho Association of County Ag. Agents Conference July 6 ................. New! -All Adams County Fair 4-H/FFA Entry forms are due July 6, 2012 to the Extension office to exhibit in the Adams County Fair. July 16 .............. NEW! 4-H Record Books are due. ONLY the market animal "Feed & Growth" records will be allowed to be submitted after the final weigh-in on Wedpesday, July 26 of Fair week. July 18 .............. Record Book Interviews; Call to Schedule July 21 .............. Horse Show! July 25-28 ........ Adams County Fair!!! For more information on any of the events above call the Adams County Extension office at 253-4279 or email: shannas@uidaho.edu Pastor's Corner Nearing Home :- Thumbing through my mom's old college yearbook awhile back I came across a picture of a young Billy Graham. He was 35 years old and Dean of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He looked vibrant and full of energy, looking forward to a lifetime of service to God. Today I lo0k at the jacket cover of his latest book with a picture of an old man with white hair and wrinkles, showing the signs of aging. The book is called Nearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well. I would recommend this book to anyone dealing with the effects of growing older, be it with yourself or with a loved one. In this book, Graham relates: "all my life I was taught how to die as a Christian, but no one ever taught me how I ought to live in the years before I die" That being the case, he desires to pass on some of the wisdom of growing older that he has experienced. He intimately shares about his last moments with his wife Ruth before she passed away in 2007 and how he continues to grieve that loss even today. In the chapter called Death's Destination, Graham describes: "Memories of those final months will remain with me for the rest of my life: her growing frailty, her suffering, her expressions of love, our times of prayer, her certainty--and even joy--that soon she would be in the presence of the Lord she had loved and served for many years 7 He went on to say that his last years with her were some of the best of their marriage as his travel schedule slowed and they had more time to spend together. Reading his honest account made me realize how important it is to have hope in the midst of grief. Odds are that many who are reading this today are by Les Sheneberger carrying a burden of grief that is difficult to share with others because you think that nobody understands your situation. Graham's final step in dealing with grief is: "Take your burden of grief to God. God knows what you are going through, and He loves you and wants to help you. Remember that He knows what it is to grieve because He had to watch as His only Son was put to death? You do not have to carry your burden of grief alone. We can be helped through the process by friends who share our faith and a God who shares our grief. Council Valley Free Library Book Shelf New Books at the Council Library Adult Fiction Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr Everlasting by Elizabeth Chandler Nothing But a Drifter by Lee Hoffman Wild Riders by Lee Hoffman The Black Rood by Stephen R. Lawhead The Mystic Rose by Stephen R. Lawhead The English Horses by William A. Lackey Powdersmoke Justice by William Macdonald Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore The Guns of Parral by Lauran Paine House by the Sea by Christina A. Skye Non-Fiction The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey Wild Berries of the West by Betty Derig The Noble Horse by Monique Dossenach The Best Life Diet Cookbook by Bob Greene Juvenile Fiction Don't Wake the Zillo Beast by Jon ]ordon DISTRICT 9 LEGISLATORS KEEP THEIR PROMISES REPRESENTATIVE JUDY BOYLE "Representative Boyle is recognized in the Legislature as the foremost expert in natural resources and is on the Governor's Sage Grouse Task Force. We chose Judy as the Vice-Chair of Agriculture, placed her on the Natural Resources and Education committees, as well as other difficult assignments. We know that Representative Boyle will do the hard work and is always concerned about what is best for the people of Idaho." House Majority Leader Mike Moyle PAID FOR BY COMMR'TEES TO ELECT DENNEY, BOYLE, AND PEARCE. "As Majority Caucus Chairman of the Idaho Senate, I have the privilege of working closely with other members of the" Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Governor's staff. During my time in this role, I have learned that I can always trust Senator Monty Pearce. Sen. Pearce is a model of'conservative servant leadership'. He stands for the principles adhered to by the Founders of our great nation, regardless of opposition or personal rami- fications to himself; and this has made him a very effective leader. The people of Idaho are fortunate to have Monty SENATOR VOTE for Your Pearce in the State Senate." MONTY PEARCE ..... ----Sen. Russ Fulcher, Majority Caucus Chairman - Idaho FREEDOM--May 15 State Senate "Senator Monty Pearce, Speaker Lawerence Denney and Representative Judy Boyle as a legislative team from District 9 have shown out- standing LEADERSHIP on CONSERVATIVE valugs, FREEDOM issues and natural resource legislation. I whole heartedly support their re-election and encourage you to give them your support. " --Congressman Ranl Labrador, First Congressional District I I I I I II II I I II I II II I III I I I I I I