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17100  BO3-03-A SmaliTownPapers, Inc. 217 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584 Benefit Golf Tournament a Success The first place team in the Jr. High Benefit Golf Tournament. Left to right: John Moyer, Les Sheneberger, Steve Haren, Wayne Freedman. BY DALE FISK The 3rd Annual Council jr. High Sports on June 2 attracted the participation of 12 teams. "l-his was the largest turnout for this event to date. This was the first year that area businesses sponsored holes, and the organizers were very grateful for the generous donations they received. All funds raised by this event go toward funding Council Jr. High School sports. Winning Teams: First Place: John Moyer, Les Sheneberger, Steve Haren, Wayne Freedman. Second Place: Bryon Yokum, Toby Robbins, Dan Shumway, Ryan Zollman. Third Place: Andy and Bonnie Goold, Don Humbard, Greg Wunch. Closest to the Pin: Woman - Mendy Stanford. Man -Mark Mahon. Longest drive: Woman - Jan Feil Man - Ron Roesner Quilt Show is Here! BY DALE FISK Council's 28 th annual quilt show started on Wednesday at the Elementary School. The show will be ope n seven 6 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 .days a week through July PM. Some of these quilts See QUILT SHOW, page. 9 Making order out of chaos. Council Quilt Show organizers worked hard early this week to get all the quilts in place and get the show ready to open on time. Council School Board No Laptops for Council Students BY DALE FISK Council was not one of will be made available for Will be implemented At the june 11 School the 40 schools chosen to all high school teachers, across the state this fall. Board meeting, School receive laptop computers The school had applied for Dalgleish also Superintendent Murray for the high school laptops, which is a feature announced that a shop Dalgleish announced that students. However, laptops of the new program that teacher has been chosen for the 2012-13 school year, and that teacher has committed to accept the position. The agreement has not yet been finalized. Hannah Lakey has See COUNCIL SCHOOL BOARD, page 9 , Adams County Commissioners Meeting County Considers Leasing Equipment BY LEE BOY . uled maintenance adds reported that the State Western Equipment gave a presentation to the Adams County Commissioners dur- ing their Monday, June 18 meeting. The com- pany listed the ben- efits and advantages of leasing heavy equip- ment for the Road and Bridge Department. The Council-based road grader (patrol) has enough hours of opera- tion to begin costing more for maintenance and will soon require a new set of tires. Tires for the grader will cost 6ver $18,000 and sched- another $4,000 to this year's expenses. Western Equipment showed the Commissioners how a government leasing program would allow the County to upgrade their equipment every five years without losing the $150,000 in equity they have in their cur- rent grader. While the equipment is leased from Western Equipment, all maintenance is covered as a part of the lease. Sheriff Rich Green of Idaho currently has 24 inmates housed at the County Jail. The agree- ment with Adams County Health Clinic to provide routine medical treat- ment for state inmates seems to be working well, and the state has increased their usage of the Jail this year. Earlier in the year, concerns about access to medical care in Adams County had caused the State to reduce their use of the jail to a level that did not See ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, page 9 No Monkey Business BY DALE FISK Council folks may have noticed some unusual activity at the Cambridge Teleph'one Company (CTC) facility on Moser Avenue recently. It's not every day we see people climbing up and down the transmission tower there. But the climbers weren't just monkeying around. It was a Tower Climbing and Rescue certification class sponsored by CTC. Employees from several regional telephone companies participated, including Jed Lakey, who, aside from being a CTC employee, is also a local EMS volunteer. So two organizations will reap the benefit of ]ed's certification. CTC hires outside companies to do the work on their towers, putting up lighting, antennae, etc. It is an asset to have personnel nearby who are qualified to rescue a worker who might get injured, stuck or otherwise incapacitated on a tower. PIGEON RACE RESCHEDULED Don t Miss It on page 13 Cow DOG SHOW TRIAL Get the Details on page 4 ARNE AND SHARRON PEDERSON Are In 1he Spoaight on page 8