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The Adams County Record The Upper Country Singers them to join us. Although the is a community choir that has practice times are a sizeable included singers from Weiser commitment, most members to Council and everywhere in- will attest to the great time between. Every year we lose they have singing together and members to moves and other being able to present a won- commitments. If you have ever derful program for the com- considered singing with us, we munity. need you this year. If you know If you have questions, please someone with a good sing- call Debbie Warren at 257- ing voice, please encourage 4257 or Kris Jaeger at 257-3763 Heartland Genealogists Idaho Heartland time to regroup. We will hold Genealogists have enjoyed our first fall meeting on Sep. their summer break from 10, at 3pm, at the Cambridge meetings. With a touch of fall Museum. Any and all are in the air,0n the am), it is welcome, if you have one .or Wednesday, September many question about the hunt for your ancestors, we love a challenge. Our regular, first 5, 2012 Monday of the ings, will begin the 1st. month-meet- in Oct. on Ontario Treasure Valley Symphony resuming rehearsals The Treasure Valley is looking for all instru- Symphony, under the direc- ments, especially strings tion of Mark Denison, with instructor permission. Treasure Valley Community TV Symphony meets in ;the College's new Director of Meyer-McLean Theatre, cam- Instrumental Music, willpus entrance, 650 College resume rehearsals on Blvd, Ontario, OR. For more Thursday, September 6, 2012 information: 541-881-5950 at 7:00 PM. The symphony Continued from frontpage ence in general because I don't into a student that matters, but in explaining it to some oth- where he taught for 14 years. do it naturally; he explains, what is planted." He expressed ers--classmates and such. So Meanwhile, he had transferred He has a master's degree in the importance of planting the I knew early on, in my first from active Navy duty to the education with a math/phys- inclination to learn more, and year of college, that I'd like to Army.reserve. Because of his ics emphasis, but it's a Master the curiosity to do so. be a math teacher or a phys- knowledge of Russian, he was of Arts degree, not a science Chuck Ramsay grew up in ics teacher, explaining this recruited by military intelli- degree. "I'm not a natural sci- the farm country of southeast- stuff more sim.ply than it was gence, and has done that ever ence person; I like it; I'm very ern Pennsylvania and spent explained to me. But I had since,-translating Russian. interested in it, and because it the first four years after high these military ambitions that Part of that duty was a year doesnt come naturally to me, I school working at a Hewlett came first." in the horn of Africa keeping like sharing it," he stated. Packard machine shop. During He didn't do well enough track of Somalian Islamists. Because he is more of a that time he took night classes in the calculus and physics Ramsay's latest deployment literary person, Ramsay says, at the University of Delaware. to get into the nuclear school consisted of 16 months in Iraq, "I'm a communicator; I like to He hadn't had much math in and be on a submarine, socoming home last November. talk to people. To be a good high school, and at UD heinstead he spent six years as a He taught last year in Boise math, physics and science studied psychology, history, Navy Turret Officer on a battle at a charter school. Chuck teacher, you have to talk to political science and other ship (including involvement in still does military intelligence people, and make sure they social types of subjects. When the first Gulf War) and with when he does reserve duty at understand what you're say- he decided it was time to go a Marine Corps gunfire spot- Fort Lewis. ing." to college full time, he had ter team that parachuted into Chuck's wife grew up at One of Ramsay's favor- several goals: to go out West, areas and called in target loca- Pullman where her father was ite quotes is from Ernst Von get military training, and tions, a professor of forestry for 35 Glasersfeld, an education pro- study the Russian language. Even though he had come years. Chucks time away on fessor with a back ground in Washington State University out of WSU with a degree military deployments makes science, who said, "The mean- at Pullman satisfied all those, in philosophy, after his active him appreciate the time he can ing of an utterance is deter- and accepted him on the basis military duty Ramsay wentspend with her and their nine- mined by the listener, not of his University of Delaware back to school at Pullmanyear-old son when he goes the speaker:' In other words, classes. Chuck says if he had on the GI bill and earned a "home" on weekends to Boise. Ramsay explained, "It doesn't needed to take a College second degree in Russian lan- Helping his wife is imPortant, matter what you say; it only Board test for admission he guage and literature, with a as she is still recovering from matters what is understood by would have failed the math minor in mathematics, He fur- a head-on car wreck a couple the recipient. How they inter- part because he had neverthered his study of Russian of years ago. pret it is the issue." He says taken algebra, by spending a summer in Ramsay is very impressed by this concept is very impor- Ramsay's ultimate goal was Vladivostok. Pointing to a the students at Council High tant in teaching--that, "Math to be stationed on a Navyphoto of his father as a young School. "q-his community is to is the language of science, and submarine, and one require- weightliffer, Ramsay explained be commended;' he exclaimed. I believe everybody can do it if ment was to attend nuclear that his dad started his interest "I've taught in three different it's done carefully." He believes power school. Since math was in the sport. Chuck became schools, and I've never seen it is important, not only to a needed in that training, he fascinated with Russian anything like this." He says the teach what to do, but what not started studying it in earnest weightlifters, plus there was level of respect from students to do, and why not to do it. at WSU. "I didn't do well, and the mystique of Russia being is much better here than at He likes to keep things sim- failed a lot of classes," he said. the enemy during the cold war. some other schools. It makes pie--teach the basic ideas-- "Once I did understand some- During his second time teaching a lot more rewarding. the fundamental building thing, I always wondered 'why at WSU, Chuck did better (This article is part of a blocks needed to really under- didn't they explain that much in math and physics than he series of such articles to intro- stand thesubject, more simply? Why didn't they had previously, and earned duce new teachers in area Another quote that Chuck just say this? And in fact when his teaching Certificate. He schools. Look for more in likes is, "It's not what's poured I understood it, I had success took a job at Idaho City future issues.) Page 5 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 pm. 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 St. Jude'= Catholk Omrch Highway 95, Council 1st & 3rd Sundays 3:30 pm Friday Mass - noon. Oam:h of tim ~ 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. val /caama ot= 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. Clma ofJam Otrl= of Latt D /Sala= S Fairfield, Council 253-4330 Bishop: Douglas Linford Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Comcl b Oudt 190 4th Ave. 253-6923 Interim Pastor Roger Hayden Worship Services at 7:00 p.m. Harm of Pratt Meets at 340 Commercial Street, Weiser, Idaho 208-318-8660 or 208-549-0669 Pastors Stephen and Debbie Blount Sunday School 9:30 AM Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 P.M Bible Study Thursday 7:00 PM Co=d VaLv, .mad of God 253-6430 Pastor: Geoff Cole Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Power & Light CompanyTue. 7 p.m. Bible Study Thurs. 7 p.m. Coma Camm Ola 105 California Ave. 253-6461 Co-Pastors: Wayne Freedman & Les 5heneberger Morning Worship 10 a.m. Wed. Bible Studies 5:30 at 7:30 pm Mon. Women's Bible Study 7 pm Fri. Men's Breakfast Bible Study 7 am Nw I,l~alom Unr Mat kt 210 N. Heighho 347-2427 Pastor Andy Satta Morning Worship 10i30 a.m Children's Church held during worship For Otrbt Ch'lstbn Basement of Tater Tots Daycare 208-741-0410 Pastor: Jon Sorg Services Sunday 11:00 a.m.