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r Page'4 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 The Adams County Record ership experiences, public involvement and success- ful career have proven her dedication to empowering rural areas and to work- ing with and valuing the people she serves. Mary Sue is running as an Independent - because in this political climate, that's exactly what she is. It wasn't that long ago when moderate members of the Republican Party were the driving force behind plat- forms and broad decision- making. Now however, the Party has shifted so far to the right that our leaders care most about passing extremist agendas ~nd have all but forgotten the people and communi- ties they were elected to represent. lust look at the Luna Laws. These unproven and highly controversial educational reforms dis- proportionately affect the budgets of small, rural dis- tricts. And yet Rep. Boyle was more than happy to vote for them without consulting local superin- tendents, administrators, teachers or parents. Rep. Boyle has demonstrated time and again that her loyalty lies with the Party and not the people. It is time to put an Independent voice in the statehouse. It is time to elect Mary Sue Roach. Write in Robin ]ames. Dear Editor: I would like to put to rest a rumor that is going around about the newly appointed Assessor for Adams County. It is said that none of her staff is supporting her in the up and coming election. ]-his is not true. I for one do support Robin and will be writing in Robin James for Adams Council Assessor. She is very supportive of her staff and has been working hard right along with everyone else. We have heard that some people were look- ing for a change in some of the elected positions in the County. Well, with Robin only being in the position for a few short months, we did get a change. Now we just need to let her show us what she can do. She has been working for the good people of Adams County for over 10 years and feels that she still has a lot more to offer. So don't forget to vote on November 6th and write in Robin James for Adams County Assessor. M;k & F-r ~ ; gva/ e Depressions Compared I think comparison" is an extremely useful and coldly honest tool when comparing fluid dynam- ics like politics. That said, in the quest for open, unreserved integrity let us first compare the cur- rent, ongoing depression to the 1929 Dow-Jones Industrials "Crash" and ensuing Great Depression of the 1930s. Republican Herbert Hoover was president eight months when, in September 1929, the DJIA reached an all time record high of @ 381. During his three remain- ing years as president, he presided over the US economy and, hence, the DJIA when it reached a record low of @ 43 in July of 1932! Yes folks, that represents a DJIA loss of @90% of American indus- trial wealth and produc- tion, and Republicans were in control and a Republican was President of the United States of America! And addition- ally, America was on the Gold-Standard, aka the "swaddling clothes" for Republican economic the- cry and their all-encom-my and the country dur- passing panacea for eco- ing those early years of nomic strength and secu- the 1930s. If you're say- rity. ing, "that's the scary part;' Now let us observe, you're absolutely correct! again in undeniable Republicans cannot think "cold honesty," how the out of the box in extreme- DJIA performed under ly challenging economic the Democratic Obama environments known as Administration since depressions. That is why the new "Crash" bottom they employ "overseers" of March 2009. Since or "handlers" if you will, President Obama took like the Grover Norquists. office on January 21, 2009, A "Norquist" will slowly the Dow-Jones Industrial and patiently explain to Average and the Standard Republican~ what they and Poor's 500 stock stand for and what they indices have both more believe in without get- than doubled! Read as: ring too overwhelmingly over 100% increase for technical antd diluting each! Comparing the-tast party doctrine with actual, four years of economic real facts. They invari- growth under the Obama/ ably recall what President Bernanke team to the neg- Reagan successfully did ative growth of the 1929- when the economy soured 1933 Hoover Republicans during the recession of his Gold-Standard econom- first term. The difference: lcs in control back then; Reagan didn't experience which economy would a depression, he had a you have rather livedrecession to correct and under? the difference is measur- The sad part of the able in depth of intensity scenario, above, is; I'm and length of duration. absolutely convinced and 100% positive that the /Veto Meadoa.x5 Republicans did their very best to save the econo- Robin James is the most qualified Dear Editor, is that person. During We are writing this the candidate forums letter concerning the held before the primary upcoming election for election, it was very Adams County Assessor.apparent that Robin is the We think that it is candidate most qualified. important to elect theShe has the background most qualified candidate qualifications and for that position. Robin experience in the position James is running as a and can best represent write-in candidate andthe County's and our interests in the duties carried out by an assessor. We hope everyone considers the need for - keeping well-qualified officials in office and will support Robin James in her write-in efforts. Trail of the Great Pumpkins Dear Editor, Faye Ferguson, Alvin Pumpkins, scare-& Linnea Hall, Jerry & crows, and cornstalks Karen Kruse, Becky Levi, are popping up every- Jack & Linda Morris, where in Meadows Valley. Mo & Poala Mewhinney, The "Trail of**the Great Richard & Sue Nine, Pumpkins" has found it's Art & Cindi Peavey, Jeff way from Main Street & Erin Rohlman, Julie businesses, to the back Spelman, Sallye Sanders, streets of New Meadows, Dick & Marlies Stones, and to the outlying areas Pete & Norma Walker, as you enter Meadows Mark & Barbara Wimer, Valley. Dan & Jana Lee Zillner. Thank you to the fol- Kelly Chamberlein & lowing people who gen- Debbie, Slate Creek and erouslysupported and Mr. & Mrs. Ron Fiscus, createdthis Fall hap-Pollock for the donations pening:Barry & Pat of cornstalks and pump- Bloom, Betty Buell, lanice kins. Terri Smith, and Butner, Sue Cathy, loanne her 1st grade class, Abby Elston, Carol Feider, Andrew and her 2nd grade class, Sue Weber, and her 3rd grade class, Brent LaFay, and his 4th grade class, Amy Palmer, and her 5th grade classes for the beautifully painted pumpkins. Because of all of them the "Trail of the Great Pumpkin" is wandering further & further through out Meadows Valley. I encourage everyone to add your own pumpkins and decorations to their favorite haunt creating an even larger splash of fun and color for everyone to enjoy. u/aN ]ames running as write in Dear Editor, My name is Robin lames. I am running a write in campaign foi: the off~ce of Adams County Assessor. The Assessor's race is not about an indi- vidual getting a job, it is about electing the right individual to .repre- sent and run the office. My background in the Assessor's Office for more than ten years has given me the opportunity to learn the job beginning at an entry-level position up through my current posi- tion as County Assessor. The job of Assessor takes training, commitment and time to perform the posi- tion properly. The job is not just managerial and takes more than cus- tomer service skills. The Assessor must be an active candidate with experience participant in office duties, and skills specific to the Additional skills required Office. include a background in When making a choice tax based rural, residential, this election, I strongly commercial, agricultural, encourage voters to weigh timber and personal prop- each candidate's back- erty appraisal, an under- ground, training, skills, standing of state statutes and abilities as they relate and taxpayer's exemptions, to the Office of Assessor. I motor vehicles, deed pro- cessing, mapping, real estate laws and the circuit breaker program. I pos- sess skills and experience in all of these areas. It is also necessary that our County have an individual in office who is able to provide an in house analy- sis of sales to determine values. I have performed analyses and defended values over the last six years for Adams.County. I offef.9oters the choice of a ask voters to consider the ten years of experience and training that County taxpayers hav~ vested in me, experience and train- ing that is required for the future success in local control over market val- ues. Vote for the individual who possesses the training and leadershi? required for Assessor. Write In Robin James! Looking to Looking to Sell? m the 1"he Adams County eeord. 108 Illinois Avenue, Cou.ctl 205-2Y$-6961