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Page 24 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Ihe Adams County Record BY CAITLAN HILL, Out of our chapter, we COUNCIL FFA had six FFA members REPORTER go: Clay Allred, Brittney On September 17th, Armistead, Cole Brown, 2012 the Council FFA Britni Coyler, Caitlan chapter went down to Hill, and Tessa Shepard. Payette for the District Our chapter advi- Leadership Workshop. sors, Mr. Renz and Mrs. Holmes, also attended. The workshop was a great way to start off the FFA year. We got to meet all of the district offi- cers and one state officer, Lauren Clark. The officers had set up three different activities for us to do that night. The activities were very interactive and fun. Next week you'll get to hear about how the Forestry Expo went with the third graders. BY" GENE FOSTER Ryan Zollman, Chairman of the Idaho Heartland Friends of the NRA Committee, announced that the recent dinner held at the Hunt Lodge in McCall was a great success. Almost $6,000 was raised for the NRA Foundation. This Foundation provides funding for youth shoot- ing programs, firearms safety training, range improvements, and other shooting sports. Other committee mem- bers were Scott Jones, Treasurer; Gene Foster, Secretary; Marshal Allen, Mike Wallace, Ron Golson and Ron Roesner. The Committee extends their thanks to all the businesses and individuals who donated. to the event and made it such a success. We are beginning to plan 2013'S event, and additional committee members are needed. Anyone will- ing to participate in this worthy event can call Ryan Zollman at 253- 4599 or Scott Jones at 253-0082. Continued from front page BY DEB WILSON Connie Mockaby's small crew of volunteers weed-whacked, trimmed, pruned, clipped, raked and chain sawed through the old courthouse grounds in another monumental Council facelift last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Amazingly, all but one of the volunteers was over 70! Connie hopes to adapt the courthouse landscape to drier conditions, as the old irrigation system is no longer available. Phase one of clean up is almost com- pleted. Many thanks to Connie and her husband Roy, Tim Toomey, Pete and Elaine Johnston, and Kerry and "Deb V~flson for their hard work and com- mitment to community. This effort couldn't have been timelier, as the "Clean Up Council for Veterans Day" campaign launches this month. "Come out and help us," the group said. "We're not so young anymore." Work will resume the end of this week (after the chiroprac- tor visits). Call Connie Mocaby at 253-4408 to chip in. Continued from page 15 weed free for horses and pack animals. Hunting dogs and pack animals can also get noxious weed seeds lodged in their coats which can then spread the weeds for miles into new acres. A list of outlets sell- ing certified weed free hay and forage is avail- able on the Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign's website at www.idaho- Batt also recommends that hunters and outdoor recreationists headed for Idaho's back country first get a free copy of Idaho's Noxious Weed Book to help pinpoint and iden- tify the different noxious weeds in their favorite hunting or recreating areas. The book has color photos of noxious weeds, plus detailed informa- tion about how to iden- tify the different species of noxious weeds. The book is available via the Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign's website and weed infestations can be mapped with a GPS unit and-reported to local County Weed authorities. a fellow hunter and recreationist, I know these are some pretty simple ways in which Idaho hunters and out- door enthusiasts can help stop the spread of unwanted invasive nox- ious weeds; Batt said. Officials have identi- fied 64 different kinds of noxious weeds in Idaho, including infes- tations in wilderness and backcountry areas. These Weeds choke out native vegetation which deprives deer, elk, big horn sheep, and other wildlife of their natural food sources resulting in starvation or migration to other areas. "Noxious weeds are a very serious matter. It is going to take a combined effort from all of us to help protect game habitat and populations by stop- ping the spread of harm- ful noxious and invasive plants. Hunters, recre- ationalists and sports- men care about Idaho's wildlife and big game populations and that means they also need to be concerned about the threat noxious and inva- sire weeds pose to our state's wildlife popula- tions" Batt added, . glu,~ k-. Leadership. : Justice. WRITE IN Don Allen ! i for Adams County Sheriff i Don Allen is a local Idah0an who has a plan for the Adams County Sheriff's Office. His plafi centers around fiscal responsibility, buildin.g and strengthening positive.relations- ps and mainfflnihg a positive reputation for the county. Fiscal Responsibility Proven track record of meeting .and ma'mtaining budgets--over 25 years practical experience S l.e0_ in recognizing cost efficiencies and identifying cost overlap * Build, foster and improve relationships Community partner and advocate Committed to maintaining a safe Adams County for raising a family Will work to restore positive image and reputation of Adams County Paid C~ fro" Don ABen, Roy Gnms~ Tremm~