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Page 16 New Meadows City Council Meeting Wednesday, August 15, 2012 City seeks half- million dollar grant Clerk Mac Quails asked the Council to start the process to increase the size of the City Industrial Park to handle additional businesses. Senior Center Director Penny Dreyer appealed to the Council for City, support for the center pointing out that the senior citizens of New Meadows built the town and now, with the new drop in funding, the Senior Center needs the city's support. Dreyer suggested that the City BY LEE BoY Mayor Julie Spelman opened her report by thanking the many community residents who volunteer their time to help with special events such as the recent Ride Idaho event. Mayor Spelman said that she has come to appreciate the many people it takes to keep the city operating, both the staff and the volunteers. Mayor Spelman started the process to replace JUB Engineering as the city engineers by calling for a not charge the Center for new Request for Services water and sewer services. to handle rebuilding Clerk Quails did not think North Commercial Street. that the City could favor JUB Engineering has One group over others, worked for the City for and strongly opposed over twenty years but Dryer's proposal. The the Mayor has stated that Council agreed with too much planning and Clerk Quails, and no not enough actual work action was taken to save gets accomplished under the Center any money. the current arrangements. Several Council members CLUES ACROSS Crossword Puzzle 28. Etymology (abbr.) 29. Doctors' group 30. Tsetung or Zedong 31. Subroutines 35. Maintenance 3& Sacred shrine in Mecca 40. Mutual savings bank 41. The cry made by sheep 42. Fell back from flooding 43. Farm state 44. British Isle in the Irish Sea 45. Georgian monetary unit 46. Turkish rulers 48. Utter sounds 49. Mains 50. Fashionable water resorts 1. Sustained dull pain 5. Hoover Dam Lake 9. An earnest appeal 10. Tree trunk used in sport 11. Close by 12. Indicated horsepower (abbr.) 13. Delaware 14. Makes in salary 16. Fringe-toed lizard 17. Two-year-old sheep 18. = to 198 liters in Egypt 19. Barnum & Bailey 21. Destruction 25. Shock treatment 26. A priest's linen vestment 27. Consumed 24. Metric ton 27. Marine or parasitic protozoas 28. Cologne 29. Built by Noah 30. Indicates physician 31. Parts per billion (abbr.) 32. Environmental Protection Agency 33. Supplement with difficulty 34. Dark fur coat animals 35. Utilization 37. Unit = to 10 amperes 38. Stalin's police chief 39. Almost horizontal mine entrances 40. Missing soldiers 44. More (Spanish) 47. Express surprise appeared upset that the Center was appealing for help with their water bill while continuing to maintain a large lawn and landscaped area at the Center. The Council voted to hire Walter M. Steed and Associates, a planning group located in Moscow, to oversee a grant request to the State of Idaho to fund a $500,000 expansion of the City Industrial Park. $500,000 has been included in the 2013 Budget to be funded by this proposed grant. The Council also voted to spend up to $2,000 for a survey of the existing industrial park, with the Suggestion that it might also include a fly-over of the city to record present development in the area. Public Works Director Doug Buys urged the Council to pursue a lease or purchase of a road grader for the city. Local firm CESCO has offered the City a trade in value of $13,000 for their current .grader in its present corldition. The City could lease a new grader over a five year term with a $20,000 annual payment plan, and would then have a grader covered by a. warranty vith no maintenance expenses during the five years. Mayor Spelman urged caution in making too hasty of a decision and asked that the maintenance costs over the past five years be examined before any new equipment is purchased. CLUES DOWN 1. Temporary cessation of breathing 2. Not cloudy 3. Listened 4. Acquired by effort 5. Chart of the Earth's surface 6. Eastbound 7. Yellow-fever mosquitos 8. Small amount of residue 10. With great caution, warily 12. One who copies behavior 15. One point E of due S 16. Fiddler crabs 17. A large cask 20. Adult male swan 22. Of the whale & dolphin order 23. Frozen water The Adams County Record Telephone scam alert BY DALE FISK A Council woman received a phone call recently, from someone claiming to be from Microsoft. They told her that her computer had a security threat and promised to fix it and keep her computer safe for a year for $139. The woman said she couldn't afford it, but they persisted, offering the service for free if she would give them her debit card number. She gave them her number, but realized as soon as she hung up that she shouldn't have. She rushed down to US Bank to try to stop any transfer of money from her account. In less than the time it took her to reach the bank, the scammers had tried to charge $139 to her account. Fortunately the bank had evidently caught onto the seam and didn't transfer any funds. Microsoft Corporation says this scam is being tried all over the world in English-speaking countries, and has cost victims $875 on average. Once they have tricked their victims into believing they have a problem and that the caller can help, the scammers are believed to run through a range of deception techniques designed to steal money. To establish the extent of this emerging form of Internet fraud, Microsoft surveyed 7,000 computer users in the U.K., Ireland, U.S. and Canada. The survey showed that across all four countries, 15 percent of people had received a call from scammers. In Ireland this rose to 26 percent. The vast majority (79 percent) of people deceived in this way suffered some sort of financial loss. Seventeen percent said they had money taken from their accounts, 19 percent reported compromised passwords and 17 percent were victims of identity fraud. More than half (53 percent) said they suffered subsequent computer problems. Because phone scammers rely on deceiving, Microsoft believes the most effective protection lies in consumer education to prevent people from becoming victims in the first place. Microsoft's advice: Be suspicious of unsolicited calls related to a security problem, even if they claim to represent a respected company. Never provide personal information, such as credit card or bank details, to an unsolicited caller. Do not go to a website, type anything into a computer, install software or follow any other instruction from someone who calls out of the blue. Take the caller's information down and pass it to the authorities. Use up-to-date versions of Windows and application software. Make sure security updates are installed regularly. Use a strong password and change it regularly. Make sure the firewall is turned on and that antivirus software is installed and up to date. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free antivirus product and is available at http://www. microsoft.com/en-us/ security_e'ssentials/ default.aspx. If the above "tech- lingo" makes your head spin, find a local person you can trust (and deal with in person) to help you take the above steps to protect your computer. If you have already been a victim of a phone Scaln: Change your computer's password, change the password on your main e-mail account and change the password for any financial accounts, especially bank and credit cards. Scan your computer with the Microsoft Safety Scanner to find out if you have malware installed on their computer. Contact your bank and credit card companies. Death Notice Elizabeth Williamson E. Elizabeth Williamson, 93, of Cambridge, passed away August 13, 2012 in Cambridge. Arrangements under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. lienkaemper-thomason. com. Car Crashes near New Meadows FROM THE IDAHO STATE POLICE On Monday, August 13, 2012, at approxi- mately 10:22 am, Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle crash on US Highway 95 at mile- post 159.5, south of New Meadows. Taylor Hill, 15, of New Meadows, was driving southbound in an Isuzu Rodeo when she looked away from the roadway momentarily. Hill left her lane, over- corrected back onto the roadway, and overcor- rected again, driving off the shoulder. The Isuzu went down a 50-foot embankment, through a fence, hit a mound of dirt, and struck a power pole. Hill was licensed on an instruction permit, and did have a licensed driv- er with her in the vehi- cle. Both were wearing their seatbelts, and were transported to St. Luke's 7 McCall. Proper use of seatbelts saved both passengers from further injury. The crash is still under investigation. Additional info from EMT Fred Erland: Responding were Meadows Firemen, Lt. Doug Buys, Chief Jeff Luff and fireman Fred Edand; all available EMS personnel and both New Meadows Ambulances, Officer David Pattan and ISP Officer Corporal Mike Nauman. The .l injured were taken to as to status of the injured McCall Hospital. No info has been released. Beginner Sudoku 8 2 4 1 5 3 2 9 3 6 4 1 6 7 8 2 196 7 3 9