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17/80 BO3-O3-A SmallTownPapers, Inc. 217 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584 4 A powerful flutter of wings stirred up dust at the Shell station lot as several hundred pigeons were released Saturday morning to begin their 600-mile journey home. BY DALE FiSK What do you get when you leave 700 pigeons in a cage for a day or two? Aside from a bit of a mess, morning. Typically, about 70% of racing pigeons are hens. After a strong windstorm raked the you get about a dozen Weiser area, and Council eggs. At least that's about to a lesser degree on how many were left in Friday evening, .some the cages after the release of the racing pigeons at Council on Saturday folks worried that the race might be delayed again. (It was originally scheduled for the previous Saturday.) But the morning broke clear and calm. Almost 100 people Showed up at the Shell station on See PIGEON RACE, page 3 BY DALE FISK AND JEAN JACQUES BAUSWEIN On a summer evening last week, fire erupted at the home of Bryan McConnell at 104 Hornet the house. Volunteer Creek Street in Council. fire fighters were able By the time three fireto control the blaze, but trucks arrived at about not before the house and 8:00 PM, flames were contents were severely shooting high out of damaged. The McConnell house buming rapidly before fire trucks arrived. Photo by Jean Jacques Bauswein No Ordinary Dogs BY DALE FISK Cow dog owners from all over the U.S. came to the OX Ranch neat Bear last weekend to their animal's training and skills against those of other dogs at the Snake River Shootout Dog Trials. Over 60 dogs worked groups of three cows at a time through a challenging series of gates, corrals and even a stock trailer in timed events. There were three levels placed 2nd in the Rancher of competition: Open (the class on Saturday. most advanced), Non- Pam Schwenkfelder of professional, and Rancher. Cambridge, with Snap, Nick Greenwood of placed 2nd in the Rancher Bear, with his dog, Max, class on Sunday. She and did well, placing at or near Snap came in 3rd overall the top in the Rancherin the Rancher division. class on Saturday (1stTrainer, Robin Nuffer of Place) and Sunday (3rd). Mesa placed 2nd in the Nick and Max placed 2nd difficult Open class on overall in the Rancher Sunday with her dog Wizz. division. Her younger dog, Ox, won Jeremy Sutton of 2nd in the Nursery class Midvale, with his dog, Cas, that day. Adams County Commissioners BY LEE BUY Adams County will oversee the replacement bridge construction at Goodrich Creek. The week when the Road work is beginning next and Bridge Department See ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, page 2 BY lOl~l COOK Bountiful Baskets, a volunteer co-op organization that gathers and distributes fresh fruits and vegetables to communities nationwide, .i opened a site in Council on Saturday, June 23. The organization is set up to run every other Saturday morning at the Council Elementary School parking lot next to the white house. Anyone See BOUNTIFUL #ASKETS, page 11 ADAMS COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING Discusses Enforcement on page 14 4TM OF JULY EVENT COORDINATOR HOLLY WILLIAMS She's in the Spotlight on page 8 INNER CITY SLICKERS COMING TO INDIAN VALLEY Don t Miss It on page 13