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Page 16 Wednesday, July 18, 2012 West Nile Virus Found at Nampa "l-he Adams County Record by Ed Burnett, Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District Over the weekend of the primary vectors of mosquitoes trapped on West Nile Virus. Deer Flat National Wildlife The return of West Refuge tested Positive Nile Virus to Canyon for West Nile Virus. The County is a reminder to trap was located in south avoid mosquito bites by Nampa near the Shaffer's covering exposed skin, Access to the East Side wear mosquito repellant Recreation Area of Deer containing DEET and Flat National Wildlife avoid outside activity Refuge. between the hours of The string of hot sunset and sunrise. It weather that we have been is also important to experiencing has resulted remember not to create in an increase in the standing water by over population of the species irrigation. of mosquito that is one Canyon County Puzzle CLUES ACROSS 1. Deal a blow to . 4. Crroup of vineyards in France 7; Doctors' group 8. River of the Argonne 10. 33 1/3 records 11. Incombustible fire residue 12. Hops drying kiln 14. Light in a protective case . 15. Canarium luzonicum 17. Concluding state of preg- nancy 19. Holiday bells organization 21. General's assistant, abbr. 22. Side sheltered from the wind 23. Cook in hot oil 24. Deep hole in the ground 25. Actress Ryan 26. Brew 27.20th US President 34. Speech 35. Genuinely 36. Thrashed 38. Read superficially 39. Reviewed harshly 40. Leave me alone (text) 41. Thin continuous marks 42. Romanian airport code 43. Auto 44. Spring ahead time CLUES DOWN 1. Auras 2. Antelope with ridged curved horns 3. Mortarboard adornment 4. 1/100 Senegal franc 5. Impolitely 6. Consumer 8. A mosque tower 9. Sea eagle 11. __ King Charles spaniel 13. Tobacco mosaic virus 14. Local area network (abbr.) 16. Farm state 17. Orderly and neat 18. Mythological bird 20. Aimed at object 23. Those bearing young 24. A course of action 25. Navigator of a ship 26. Gone by or past 27. One of Regis' daughters 28. Comedian Ceasar 29.12 inches (abbr.) 30. Tax collector 3 I. Greek mathematician 32. Artiodactyl mammals 33. A hereditary ruler 36. Burns gas or wood (abbr.) 37. Of a layperson Mosquito Abatement District will continue mosquito abatement activity with aerial applications of the mosquito larvae control compounds containing Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) on designated areas of Deer 2012 and continue through Flat National Wildlife Wednesday, July 18. Refuge. Neighborhoods Canyon County has not south of Greenhurst had mosquitoes testing Road in Nampa to South positive since 2009. Powerline Road and For more information along Lakeshore Drive please contact the to Dearborne Road will Canyon County Mosquito begin tonight, July 16, Abatement District at (208) 461-9633. More information on West Nile Virus can be obtained by visiting the Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare West Nile virus web page at: www.westnile. idaho.gov. Preparing for the coming school year BY DALE FISK Budget considerations continued to dominate Council's school board meeting July 10. q-he good news was that the Federal Forest Funds for the coming year have cleared the House and Senate and will most likely be signed by the President. Superintendent Dalgleish thinks the district will get about 90% of the funding it received last year--between $90,000 and $95,000. q'his money was not considered during salary and benefit negotiations with the staff, and it will be an issue as friction continues over those. Superintendent Dalgleish said he understands that staff members want additional benefits, but he feels they don't understand the limitations of the budget or the concessions the district has already made. He emphasized the need for a savings account to cushion unforeseen emergencies. One financial concern hanging over the school's head (literally) is the imminent need to replace the gym roof. The Computers For Kids program is providing 70 new computers for the schools. They should arrive in time for the beginning of the school year. Three new "smart boards" have been installed--two in the elementary and one in the high school science room-- and another is on order for the shop building. Codncil Junior-Senior High School has been selected to represent schools across Idaho by participating in the 2013 administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This is a national assessment in which Council 8th grade students will participate in math and reading on March 5, 2013. The results from these assessments will be released in q-he Nation's Report Card. An accreditation committee will visit Council High School in the spring of 2013 to do a review. These are required every six years for a high school to remain accredited. The school received a 100% rating in a recent review of the school's special education program- (for fiscal year 2010-11). In August, the bus routes will be planned. This is required for state reimbursement, and must be done carefully. Dalgleish said the first priority is safety for the students, followed closely by economic efficiency and the amount of time a student has to spend on a bus. A bid from Marion Denney, for work to be done on school vehicles for the coming year, was accepted by the board, q'he board also decided to retain the grounds maintenance services of Andy Goold and the current providers for snow removal and chip transport. Progress is still moving ahead on the shop building. The plumbing and connections to the biomass plant are complete, the electrical work is all that remains to be done. Electrical work on the building in general is about half finished q-here is some framing yet to do on the ceiling before drywall and painting can be done. Five-year plan Superintendent Dalgleish emphasized the need to complete a five-year strategic plan that he has mentioned before over the past few months. He explained that this will require public meetings and a committee to form suggestions for the School Board in finalizing a road map for the future. One of the guiding principles will need to be, "What skills do our students need in order to compete in a rapidly changing worldS" Dalgleish said facts and memorization were important in the 20th Century, but now it is the 4 Cs--creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration--that will be critical for students. "We will have many discussions on this in the Fall as we start the 5-year strategic planning, he stressed. Sports Sports director Dave Howe outlined a plan to conform with new state requirements concerning concussions. The idea would be to have a checklist to be completed soon after a student athlete suffers a blow to the head that might be a concussion. q-his will record symptoms before they are forgotten, track a student's history of potentially significant injuries, as well as help a doctor make decisions. The- state legislature has mandated that all coaches and volunteers take an on-line course on concussions. All coaches will be required to have CPR and First Aid training. Football practice will start on Monday, August 6. The committee that formulated a modified eligibility policy outlined its recommendations. The basic proposal is to give a second chance to students whose grades have disqualified them for extracurricular activities. Superintendent Dalgleish made it clear that he opposes the changes, saying students already have a very fair chance to avoid ineligibility. After an inconclusive discussion, the board decided to revamp and clarify some parts of the proposal and reconsider the revised version at the next board meeting. School Policy Several new policy changes were approved to put state law into the school's policy manual, but before any more changes are proposed the board will think about whether these modifications are wise after all. The board was told that a legal expert has expressed the view that having a less detailed school policy and leaving the specifics to State Code makes is less likely that a school will lose a lawsuit over its policy. Continuing to rewrite and add to the policy manual also results in a cumbersome book that is too big to be very practical. Before any more policies are rewritten, Cathy Lakey will look up what state and federal requirements are for what must be in school policy. The board was due to elect officers, specify meeting dates and times and meeting notice posting places, q-hey voted to retain the same ones all around. I le July 3rd, 1 7th, & 31st. aeta,,s on upcoming sa,es. www.7riverslivestock.com Office: 208-365-4401 7rivers@qwestoffice.net 1611 W. Salesyard Rd. Emmett, Idaho 83617 Sale July 10th & 24th. Sale August 7th, 21st, & 28th. No Sale August 14th. We will resume regular Sales every Tuesday at noon on August 2 I st.