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The Adams County Record Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Page 5 species; Beef, Goat, Swine, Horse, & Sheep. Pre-Register by May 24th for free to the University of Idaho Extension in Adams County at 253-4279 (leave a message!) or adams@uidaho.edu. After May 25th: $5.00 per person due at Check-in. For more information contact University of Idaho Extension Office in Adams County at 253-4279. Summer Food Program The Summer Food Program 8:00-9:00am. Lunch will be is free to all children 1-18 served Monday thru Friday years old. It is sponsored from 11:30-12:30pm. Adults by the USDA. The program meals are available for 1.45 for will begin June 4, 2012 and breakfast and 3.00 for lunch. If continue though August you have any questions, please 3, 2012. Breakfast will be contact the CES office at 253- served Monday thru Friday 4223. at Council Elementary from Retirement Party Please Come and Help us vice& wish her well in her new celebrate the retirement of ventures! Thursday, May 31, Connie Kesler after 32 years as from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Adams County Treasurer. We Adams County Courthouse. want to thank her for her ser- New Meadows Summer Swimming Lessons Swimming lessons will 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28. For more begin on June 11 at 9:00 AM at information, call Pam at 741- Zim's Hot Springs. Subsequent 4026 or Zim's at 347-2686. lessons will be held on June Cambridge Hells Canyon Days Farm Toy Show The 22nd annual Hells June 2, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 Canyon Days Farm Toy Show PM in Cambridge. For more will be held at the Cambridge information: 541-,t47-7585 or High School gym on Saturday, 208-549-1150 Fine Art and Photography Show The Hells Canyon Art Guild is hosting its 8th Annual Fine Art and Photography Show, June 1st & 2nd at the Cambridge Library. Entries will be received Thursday May 31st from 2-6pm and Friday June 1st from 8-10 am. The show is open to public viewing llam-6pm Friday and 10am- 4pm Saturday. For more infor- mation contact Kaye at 257- 3277 or Anna at 257-3237. Midvale Midvale Lions Community Calendar Midvale Lions Club is pre- paring the 2013 Community Calendar, so salespeople will soon be calling around to make corrections and take new orders. The calendar is a great way to help you remem- ber meeting days, birthdays and anniversaries. Net pro- ceeds go toward Midvale Lions Club's many community projects. Calendars cost $8 for one, $7 each for 2-4, $6 each for 5-8, and $5 each for 9 or more. They make a great Christmas gift, so buy plenty and save money. Advertising space on the calendar is still only $30. If you need to make changes or place an order please coritact Myrna Weikal at 355-5829 or e-mail mweikal@mtecom.net, or con- tact any of the following rep- resentatives: In Indian Valley, Robin Stephens. In Cambridge, Marilyn Abraham. In Midvale, Barbara McLay, or Lois Sutton. Ontario Theater Presentation The Fantasticks, the lon- gest running production in American theatre, will be pre- sented in the Meyer-McLean Theatre, campus entrance, 650 College Blvd, Ontario May 30-June 2 - 7:30 PM and June 2 - 3 at 2:00 PM. Reservations recommended - limited seat- ing. Admission: General $10.00; Senior(60+)/Student $8.00; TVCC student w/ID $1.00; TVCC performance passes welcome. For more information: 541-881-5950. Proposed Grazing Improvement Act BY CONGRESSMAN RAI]L R. LABRADOR (SLIGHTLY EDITED FOR BREVITY) Livestock grazing is an important part of the rich ranching tradition in America. Ranchers are proud stewards of the land; their reputations and financial security depend on this basic fact. Yet, the process to review the very permits which allow them to produce food has become severely backlogged due to lawsuits aimed at eliminating livestock from public lands. Agriculture is a difficult way to make a living, but producers choose this path because it is their livelihood, their passion, their way of life. Several ranchers in my state of Idaho have said that if they were to lose their grazing permit they would have to subdivide their land. I cannot allow this to happen. My Nil, the Grazing Improvement Act of 2012, would provide relief to these ranchers and to ranchers throughout the country. When my constituent, Owyhee County rancher Brenda Richards, testified on H.R. 4234 in March she talked not just about the .efficiencies the bill would bring to the overall system -providing cost savings to taxpayers - but she passionately expressed the unstable situation facing ranchers like her. Seventy-eight percent of Owyhee County is public land, making local ranchers (and the county economy) dependent on reliable yet responsible access to public land forage. According to Richards, ranchers not only face uncertainty each year about whether permits will be renewed, they are also being threatened with new bureaucratic red tape when it comes to crossing and trailing their animals across public lands - a longstanding necessity in the livestock industry. Radical special interest litigants have driven the agencies to consider this low-impact activity a "major agency action" that requires flail environmental analysis under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). My bill would prevent such wasteful, unnecessary and damaging overregulation. q-he Grazing Improvement Act of 2012 would accomplish three important goals. First, it extends livestock grazing permits from 10 to 20 years in order to give producers adequate stability. This twenty-year window not only allows ranchers to make long term economic plans, it also reduces the workload on overburdened federal land managers on the local level and allows them to get out into the field where they belong. In addition, the legislation included bipartisan language to encourage land managers to use existing tools in order to expedite permit processing. This common-sense provision streamlines the review process allowing agencies more ways to eliminate red tape without compromising environmental safeguards. Finally, the bill modifies the broken and lengthy administrative appeals procedure. It changes the process from a costly, confrontational and bureaucratic nightmare for both ranchers and land managers into a system that ensures environmental protection while allowing grazing to continue where appropriate. We can be good stewards of our land and resources without hurting American ranchers. We must alleviate the problems caused by a tedious bureaucratic process created only to respond to the litigious environmental agenda. Parks & Rec Board Meeting First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at City Hall. Adams County Search & Rescue North -- First Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the MV Emergency Services Building South -- First Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Adams County Courthouse The American Legion Meets the first Thursday of every month at the American Legion Hall at 7:30 pin. Council School Board Second Monday of every month at 6 pm at the Council High School Library. Adams Soil & Water Conservation Dist Second Monday of the month 7:30 pm at the Adams County Extension Office. Adams Coop. Weed Management Area Second Tuesday of each month at 3 pm at the Adams County Weed Control building. For info call 253-4669. Adams Co. Sheriff Reserve Officers Meeting the second Wednesday at 7 pm in the Adams County Courthouse Council Valley Free Library Board Second Wednesday at 4 pm in the library. Indian Valley Fire Department Second Thursday at 7 pm in the Indian Val- ley Fire Hall Alcoholics Anonymous Every Mon. & Wed. at 8 pm in the Council Valley Free Library. Call 741-0875 for more information. Hazard Risk Planning Team Every Third Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Council EMS Building Natural Resource Committee Fourth Monday at 7 pm in the Adams Coun- ty Courtroom. Government New Meadows City Council Second Monday of every month at 7 pm at New Meadows City Hall. Council City Council Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at Council City Hall. Adams County Commissioners Second, Third & Fourth Mondays at 9:00 am in the Commissioners Room, County Court- house Community Worship Services Directory Highway 95, Council 1st & 3rd Sundays 3:30 pm Friday Mass - noon. wch of the llurem 102 S. Exeter * 208-566-4264 Pastor John Schaffer Discipleship 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Fellowship 12:00 p.m. Children's Church 11:15 a.m. bn VaiK,  mh Pastor Brian Gladhart 355-2020 Assoc. Pastor Isaac Ward 257-3812 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Ouch of]eros Oxbt orLnr S s Fairfield, Council 253-4330 Bishop: Douglas Llnford Moming Worship 9:30 a.m.  BiI Clzch 190 4th Ave. * 253-6923 Interim Pastor Roger Hayden Worship Services at 7:00 p.m. HoR on.yet Meets at 340 Commercial Street, Weiser, Idaho 208-318-8660 or 208-549-0669 Pastors Stephen and Debble Blount Sunday School 9:30 AM Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 P.M Bible Study Thursday 7:00 PM Ii  Ouch or C, omdl St Judes' on Hwy 95 * 253-4486 Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays Worship Service Sunday 5:00 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Nmv Melo Unltl MedxxJk (wrch 210 N. Heighho * 347-2427 www.newmeadowsumc.org Pastor Ancly Satta Morning Worship 10:30 a.m Children's Church held during worship Cored Commm Cmrch 105 California Ave. * 253-6461 www.councllcc.org Co-Pastors: Wayne Freedman & Les Sheneberger Morning Worship I 0 a.m. Wed. Bible Studies 5:30 & 7:30 pm Mon. Women's Bible Study 7 pm Fri. Men's Breakfast Bible Study 7 am FmlBm For rkt alm Basement of Tater Tots Daycare 208-741-0410 Pastor: Jon Serg Services Sunday 11:00 a.m. Com VJ.Cmm of God 253-6430 Pastor: Geoff Cole Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Power & Light Company Tue. 7 p.m. Bible Study Thurs. 7 p.m.