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Page 2 Wednesday, July 25, 2012 The Adams County Record Conservation District is vital Dear Editor, The June 27th issue of the ACR noted that I attended the county com- mission's meeting to ask for an increase in fund- ing for the '~dams County Soil Conservation". This reference may be con- fusing to some readers. Please allow me to clarify. The Adams Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a legal subdivi- sion of state government. The supervisors of the District are locally elected or appointed to represent all areas of Adams County. District Supervisors serve without pay for 4-year terms. Soil and Water Conservation Districts (or SCDs) were formed under state law in 1939. The Adams SWCD was formed in 1966 and is one of 50 conservation districts in Idaho. We are not a regulatory agency. Rather, we work with our conservation partners to provide technical and other assistance to land- owners who wish to vol- untarily conserve natural resources and/or improve their land. Soil & Water ConservationDistricts were formed by legisla- tion in every state after the Dust Bowl. Local and national leaders, includ- ing farmers and ranchers, recognized that producers voluntarily implement- ing practices to protect soil and water resources would be of great bene- fit to the nation. Today, as natural resources and their uses are being regu- lated and scrutinized by government agencies of all kinds, Conservation Districts assist land- owners to voluntarily make changes in their operations that benefit both their land and the resource based on local issues and needs. The Adams Soil and Water Conservation District is here to assist one of the last produc- tive industries in our area. Funding received from local governments is matched by Idaho Soil & Water Commission from appropriations according to state law. The District operates on a very small budget with a part-time administra- tive assistant, and has not asked for an increase in base funding for at least a decade. We fully recog- nize the difficult choices the Commissioners must make and do not ask for this increase casually. The county matching funds will help keep our doors open to landowners wish- ing to voluntarily put resource conservation on the ground in a non-regu- latory manner. Conserving natural resources and keeping agriculture pro- ductive are the goals of the Adams SWCD. The board believes all citizens benefit from the invest- ment of local funds in vol- untary conservation. The office number is 253-4668 (limited hours). The board meets the second Tuesday of each month and the public is welcome to attend. Visit our Facebook page '~dams Soil & Water Conservation" for updates, newsletters and other information. C/-7 ;r ,4dam~< ~o;I & /,J~ r The Iranian Bomb Dear Editor During WWII, some of the largest buildings in the world were located at the nuclear research sites at Hartford, Washington on the Columbia River and at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. These buildings housed, perhaps, 100,000 or more nuclear centrifug- es which pulled the fis- sile uranium isotope, for bombs, from naturally occurring uranium ore. This was the Manhattan Project, and time was of the essence in our race to beat the Germans and nuclear physicist Werner Heisenberg, who had a multi-year head-start on uranium enrichment! We now see Iran using the same process, but on a much smaller scale, to gather enough fissile ura- nium to manufacture their proposed bombs; which according to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, "will wipe Israel off the map" "Isotope" very simply defined: An atom with the same number of pro- tons and electrons as the primary element listed in the Periodic Table of the Elements, but containing a different number of neu- trons and, hence, a dif- ferent atomic mass unit (amu). There exist only two fissile isotopes for making nuclear weapons: man-made Plutonium 239, (Pu239) and Uranium 235, (U235). Any sample of raw uranium ore (U238) contains only 0.7% of the isotope (U235), needed for weapons. This means 99.3% of the sample mate- rial needs to be spun-off using a centrifuge. Again, this means spinning a centrifuge at 100,000 rpm for 24 hours a day for at least a year to yield micro- grams per centrifuge of (U235). This is why it requires thousands of cen- trifuges and lots of time to yield enough material for a bomb. Israel has the ability to respond to a nuclear attack by Iran. Israel also understands that respond- Continued 7 RIVERS LIVESTOCK COMMISSION Check our website for details on upcoming sales. Office: 208-365-4401 1611 W. Salesyard Rd. Emmett, Idaho 83617 Sale Every Tuesday in June. No Sale July 3rd, 17th, & 31 st. 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. ing to a nuclear attack is something it wants to avoid. How does Israel avoid responding to an attack on its cities and its people? Israel initiates an irrecoverable attack on Iran by mercilessly and catastrophically bring- ing Iran to its knees as a modern nation. Read as: "turning Iran's cities into nuclear glass; like the White Sands nuclear test- ing area in New Mexico. The last thing Israel wants is a surviving Iran to have the ability to send troops to fight on its soil. Israel needs more than Iran's destruction as a strategy! Israel must make a statement to the world that is loud and clear (as in crystal). To all who want to attack, "we have the ability to destroy our enemies who mean to destroy usy What do the words, "never again" mean to Israel? Ed ~Toj~eson n/~ ~ Me adoa.~ Obituary July 29, 1947 -- June 14, 2012 Alec Martin Lucker, 64, died on June 14, 2012 at Kootenai Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. He was born July 29, 1947 in Council to George and Pauline Lucker. Alec graduated from Council High School in 1966 and was drafted into the Army in 1967, going to Viet Num.Alec served nearly ten years for our country, and was awarded four Bronze Stars for his service. After leaving the service, he lived in Coeur d~dene, Idaho where he worked for the city. He has worked for the Hagedon Corporation for the past 32 years. Alec was preceded in death by his parents, and by three brothers: Ben, Carl (Frank) and Theron. He is survived by a brother, Ken Lucker of New Meadows, Idaho; a sister, Alice Smith of Troy, Idaho; and seven nieces and five nephews. For all who knew Alec, he was appreciated for his simple, quirky humor, and will be missed by many. THE ADAMS COUNTY RECORD USPS: 005-120 Copyright 2012 The Adams County Record is published weekly at 108 Illinois Ave Council, Idaho 83612-000R by Adams County Record Publishing Co LLC Lyle Sail, Publisher. Periodical postage is paid at Council, Idaho. BUSINESS HOURS Open Monday -Friday 9:00a.rrL to 5:00p.m. CONTACT US 108 Illinois Ave. * Council, ID 83612 (208) 253-6961 Fax: (208) 253-6801 Send submissions to: LETTERS POLICY Letters to the editor must meet the standards of good taste and truthfulness, be original, and contain the address and phone number of the author. Letters should be kept as short as possible (400 word maximum). 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