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17/00 B03-O3-A SmallTownPapers, Inc.  I,, 217 W Cota St ,I )(j Shelton, WA 98584--2263 Local CPA exposed as white supremacist By DALe FISK The Certified Public Accouhtant that has audited local entities for years has been exposed as a White .Supremacist by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). In addition to prepar- ing tax taxes for indi- viduals, Tim Folke and his Payette CPA firm has audited Adams County and the Sheriff's office, as well as the Council School District. He has been the auditor for about a dozen Idaho public school dis- tricts, several charter schools, various Idaho cities, sewer districts and other governmental enti- ties. The Southern Poverty Law Center is a "nonprofit civil rights organizatioh dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulner- able members of society." An article, by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project direc- tor, Heidi Beirich, entitled "The Aryan Accountant:' makes a number of claims about Tim Folke: Folke has written doz- ens of racist and anti- Semetic tracts and one novel under the pen name "Farnham O'ReillyY He has been a financial supporter of, and par- ticipant in, the neo-Nazi National Alliance (NA) since the late 1970s. The writings of the late lead- er of the NA, William Pierce, is said to inspirit- ed Oklahoma City bomb- er Timothy McVeigh. He says Hitler has spo- ken to him "repeatedly down through the years; and has written admir- ingly of Hitler. He has been active in trying to establish a white homeland in the Pacific Northwest. In a 20 - part series of arti- cles, Folke laid out "what amounts to a 'how to' guide for building suc- cessful Aryan homelands, See TIM FOLKE, page 10 ,, "The Fosdick" Scholarships Awarded BY MICKI EBY Saturday, May 25, dur- ing Meadows Valley High School graduation, "Mr. Fosdick" Tom Anderson awarded $1,000 scholar- ships to each of the fol- lowing 2012-2013 High School graduates: Rebecca Baird, Elizabeth (Saige) McDonald, Baylee Moore and Sarah Price. Other students receiv- ing Fosdick scholar- ships were current col- lege students: Sierra Atnip, Ashley Evertson, Josh Evertson, LeAndra Smith, Randi Smith and Non-Traditional Student Brandy Padgett. A total of $5,850 in scholarship money was awarded. Since 2003 "The Fosdick" Benefit Scholarships total $34,750.00. These funds are the result of efforts by "The Fosdick" group, continuing support of participants and busi- nesses from throughout the region. Funds given out for scholarships, edu- cation programs, as well as to other non-profit organizations is the result of fund raising activities by "The Fosdick" a.k.a. Meadows Valley Benefit Golf Tournament. This year they are celebrating the event's 28th year, and it will be held the week- end of August 4 and 5 at MeadowCreek Golf Resort in Meadows Valley. Entry forms are available on Fosdickgolf.com. The public is invited to partici- pate in all Fosdick activi- ties. For more information call 347-2404 or 634-8056. Left to right: Baylee Moore, Rebecca Baird, Saige McDonald, Sarah Price. Big changes come toAdams County recycling t , BY DALE FISK Changes have come to the recycling program in Adams County, and all over the world. China is the world's primary buyer of recyclable plastics, and a new policy there is causing serious prob- lems for recycling plants everywhere. Plastic scrap imports through China's primary customs port at Guangzhou fell by more than 80 percent in the past two months. Plastic is the third most disposed of waste product, after food and wood, according to the State Department of Environmental Quality. Vinod Singh, opera- tions manager for Far West Fibers' at Beaverton, Oregon, said China has increased inspections on imports of recycled mate- rial; it is no longer accept- ing low grade or contami- nated plastics. "Before, we had plastic containers and you could sort what was a bottle, and what wasn't a bottle -- anything from a pen cap to a children's slide," Singh says. "That window's gone now." Adams County recy- cling centers were accept- ing all plastic that had a recycle triangle on it without it needing to be sorted, but now the county See ADAMS COUNTY RECYCLING, page 10 The addition to the Council Recycling Center is framed and progressing well. The new compactor to be installed soon will make shipping and .storage of materials more economical. Higher power bills effective June 1 Killer-watts hit Adams County FROM THE IDAHO by these factors, Idaho PUBLIC UTILITIES Power Company's resii- COMMISSION dential customers will be Declining water, assessed a one-year sur- reduced revenue from charge of an average 12.5 surplus energy sales and percent effective June 1. ongoing wind power For all customers classes expenses all contrib- combined, the average uted to a $140 million increase is 15.3 percent. Power Cost Adjustment, None of the money col- the fourth highest in PCA history. To make up for the shortfall caused lected in the surcharge can be used to increase Idaho Power earnings or salaries, but is kept in a deferred account, audited by the commission, to be used only for paying extraordinary power sup- ply expense. While base rates cover fixed costs, See HIGHER POWER BILLS ON THE WAY page 3 ; Former Governor visits Meadows Vail BY DALE FISK Idaho's first Territorial governor visited Meadows Valley on May 30, 1865. At least it was May 30, and the man claiming to be William Wallace said it was 1865. Former Idaho Lieutenant Governor and Idaho Attorney General David Leroy was playing the part of William Wallace as he spoke to a crowd at the ey old P&IN depot in New Meadows last Thursday night. Leroy, as Wallace, addressed those present as if he (Wallace) were visiting the valley in 1865 to tell them of his recent adventures and national events. (A slight suspen- sion of disbelief was nec- essary for those with an accurate grasp of history, as there was no settle- ment in Meadows Valley in 1865.) Governor Wallace began by remarking that two political conventions had recently been held at Packer John's cabin in Meadows Valley. He gave his personal observa- tions about the Civil War that had just ended, and See GOVERNOR, page 8 Two CAR CRASHES IN THE AREA LAST WEEK Read about them on page 2 WE CAN DO BETTER AT BEING "THE COMMUNITY THAT CARES" Find out how on page 5 "WHERE IS THIS" MAY BE CHANGING Get the details on page 16