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Page 2 Wednesday, July 17, 2013 The Adams County Record Porcupine Pie and Other Offerings Dear Editor, This past Fourth of July was my first in Council, and I sure hope it won't be my last. There was so much to see and do, and the peo- ple were downright friendly and accommodating. But let's face it, those one-of- a-kind porcupine races are what sets Council's Fourth apart. And that started me thinking about ways to expand upon your por- cupine theme as a way to draw more attention to Council's celebration. Here are some of my thoughts. Take 'em or leave 'em. Porcupine Pie: It seems to me there must be any number of talented home bakers in Council. I had a chance to sample some of the senior center's home- made pies at a local bar- beque and they were to die for. What if someone as talented as them cre- ated a sweet concoction and called it Porcupine Pie? Of course, it wouldn't be made from real porcupines, but it could be made to resemble a porcupine, or not. Let's leave that up to the bakers, and let's let the judges decide whose pie is the best. Prickles: A porcupine mascot? Football teams have furry mascots. So, why can't Council have a prickly one? I'm sure the kids, as well as the adults would enjoy seeing a full- grown man walk around town in a rubber porcupine suit. I would. Porcupine Quill Art: I don't claim to know the first thing about porcupines or their menacing quills, other than the fact that they hurt if you get stuck with one. But it seems to me that if you can make decora- tive objects out of popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners, it can't be that much more of a stretch to do it with por- cupine quills. Porcupine Painting: Here's something for the kids. Turn off the TV and the video games and set the little rascals to work paint- hag their best version of a porcupine. Prizes go to the cutest porcupine, the most realistic, the most original, and so on. Pin the Tail on the Porcupine: This one's a variation on an old favorite that kids love. And since we're talking about kids, a porcupine pifiata wouldn't hurt either. Do the Porcupine: Dances have been n0med after crazier things than porcupines. Remember the Mashed Potatoes or the Watusi? Well, now It's time to do the Porcupine. I couldn't dance to save my life, but I'm sure someone in Council can come up with some original moves inspired by the cute, but not so cuddly critters. Well, thanks for hear- ing me out. Who knows? Maybe one of these ideas will stick. In any case, it's just my way of saying thanks Council, for a fully fantastic Fourth. ollyx,od, da,';,vora Welcome Home Continued from page 1 Disposal (EOD) Company, Yakima Training Center Washington. Milson is from Boise, and Howard is the son of Jeff and Brenda Howard of Council. While in Afghanistan each of their 3 man teams were attached to Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha Teams (SFOD-A) from 1st Battalion 7th Special Forces Group. They served as the subject matter experts on Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) and Counter IED. Their tour was spent in remote areas of the Kandahar Province assisting and patrolling with their US Special Forces Teams, Afghan Special Forces, training members of the Afghan Civilian Mine Reduction Group (CRMG), Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan Local Police (ALP). The EOD motto is "Initial Success or Total Failure:' They make what is known as the "Long Walk:' as they walk down range to disarm or destroy an IED. Both men feel that what they did made a difference, in that they protected other soldiers from harm. One of their duties was to investigate bombs, collecting forensic evidence, such as fingerprints or DNA, left on bomb components, to track down who was responsible for making them. Upon completion of their deployment they both received The Bronze Star, The Afghan Campaign and the NATO Medals. Milson and Howard are now stationed at the Yakima, Washington training center and consider the military their careers. Their Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit is on duty 24 hours a day to investigate possible bombs (think backpacks left unattended in a public place) and, if needed, dispose of bombs in eastern Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and parts of Wyoming and Utah. America is in distress Dear Editor, I was most privileged to receive an extraordinary invitation and treat on July 7th. Freedom Works gener- ously broadcast the Man in the Moon Production held at the Usana Amphitheater in Salt Lake City on the 6th! I enjoyed it immensely. The production opened with a prayer from C L Bryant. Matt Kibbe, president of Freedom Works praised small business owners. African American Conservative leaders, Mia Love. Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah told of her parents' experience coming from Haiti with nothing. They worked hard, bought a home and sent all three of their children to col- lege. They didn't come to America for an easier life, they came to be free! Deneen Borelli, first member in her fam- ily to graduate from college, attending at night for 11 years. Arizona Congressman David Shweikert and entrepreneur, Jeff Sanderer stated, " The ballot box is destroying our country. Let's stop it and change the world. It is freedom vs slav- ery. Man longs to be free." Senator Ted Cruz's father, Raphael Cruz spoke of coming from Cuba at the age of 19. He put him- self through college. When Fidel Castro was put in power, Raphlel thought that Cuba Could have more freedon. Returning to Cuba, he learned that it was a Mardst ideology. After life in Cuba, he real- ized how precous and rare America was! Hearing pdicies resem- bling Marxist, he got busy to help Ronald Reagan campaigrL "If we lose our freedom, where do we go? Obama is following the same ideology, mak- ing the same mistake as Cuba. Our most impor- tant things in life-are the Bible, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. The admin- istration can take every- thing away, but it can't take our honor: Utah Congressman, Mike Lee stated: "We must assert our rights or lose them." He quoted Gandhi: " Our test, first, we are a distraction, second, we are ignored, third, we are laughed at and next we FIGHT AND WINF Glenn Beck, narrating the Man in the Moon and our history, tied everything together from the begin- ning of time, our civil rights to the present. He stated that there was no ending, " You must make that happen." People attending were from China, Canada, Hong Kong and Alaska. Beck said, "Everyone is searching for answers. So we must protect, defend, and love one another with courage, Trust in GOD and Honor Providence and we shall all be well." The flag was raised upside down signifying that America is in distress! Mar; I. _b,''',.,- Cam,3r;d See EDITOR'S MAILBOX, page 10 CALDWELL 454-9532 BOISE 343-0471 Last week, Tyler Power from Council was assigned to the Yakima EOD unit. Howard, Milson and Power, along with another young man from Idaho make an almost unheard of four men from the state in one unit. Sergeant Howard said, "It's very rare to have that many people in the Army from Idaho in the same place, much less four EOD techs. The odds are astronomical: Also honored at the gathering were two soldiers from 53rd COD who gave the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan during this deployment: SSG Kenneth "Wade" Bennet - 10 Nov 2012 - KIA by IED. SSG Nick Reid - 13 Dec 2012 - KIA by IED. Another soldier killed in action was a close friend of Justin Howard: SSG Donald Stacy 28 - June 2011 KIA by IED. 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