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Page 2 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 The Adams County Record 00r's Clarification of textbook Dear Editor, First, "Thank You!" to Dale Fisk, the editor, and to Lyle Sail, the publish- er, for the opportunity to rebut and clarify what was said about me in the Record in last week's school board article. As a retired teacher, I understand Murray's instinct to protect his class from unknown, and potentially unquali- fied, speakers. During our November meeting, I proposed that any partici- pating volunteers would first meet with Murray. in his office and discuss what would be present- ed. He agreed to give us the assigned chapters in advance. I never request- ed more time than part of one class per week. And the Record article was wrong, as I never "asked to help Dalgleish teach the classes so it is done cor: rectly." What I envisioned was a collaboration to enliven instruction and improve relations with the community, not a battle! It saddens me that the Record article portrayed my. motives so negatively. It is true, as Murray states, that the text being used in Council has a 100% perfect score for the 9-12 American Government class. This shows the standards being used to evaluate the text- books need to" be changed! It does not mean that the text is unbiased, only that the text shares the same bias as the review- ers. As your elected North Council Precinct Committeeman, i am working to get these stan- dards changed at the state level. I will be submit- ting a Resolution to the Republican State Central Committee Meeting on January 5th and then working with Judy Boyle issue to reinforce it. If you want a copy, email me at If Council High School were still using a 1917 textbook -- as implied in the Record -- I am certain there would be no objec- tions to its content. After all, this is about teaching documents that form the very foundation of our country:, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The words on these documents have . not changed for over 200 years. But this American Government textbook has been "updated' I regularly. The edition I have is 2009. That is 92 years worth of revisions, and the result is tragic for our students. Meanwhile, if you would like to be involved, please email me at GrassRoots@ or call me. An;a V'amHrzetsv T a,'zga/ Are you ready for winter driving? PROM THE IDAHO the Web for updates on TRANSPORTATION winter road and weather DEPT. conditions, emergency The Idaho closures and access Transportation to highway condition Department encourages reports. More than 130 drivers to plan ahead, images from cameras make sure their vehicle throughout the state are is properlychecked and available on the website equipped for winter and on the mobile web travel and exercise application. appropriate caution on 3. Buckle up. Wearing the highways, a seat belt is the ITD's top 10 most effective safety recommendations for precaution you can take. safe winter travel: Also, children must be i. Be prepared. Winter properly secured in an conditions increase the approved safety seat importance of a well- that is right for their maintained vehicle. Keep age and weight and car windows, mirrors installed according to and lights clear of snow specifications. ITD and ice. Make sure tires recommends that drivers and brakes are ready for should never turn the the extra demands of ignition key without first winter. Visit a mechanic buckling their seat belt. and ensure car battery 4. Check the signs: and fluid levels are ITD uses variable Sufficient and heating message signs on high- units are working traffic routes to advise properly, motorists of winter 2. Plan ahead. Before hazards. Those messages heading out on the state's change as conditions roadways, dial 5-1-1 or change. Also pay visit on attention to roadside signs, uch as speed limits, high wind and low visibility advisories, sharp curves and potentially icy bridges. 5. Slow down. Leave a few minutes early, allow windshields adequate time to defrost and allow extra time to get to your destination. It is better to be a few minutes late than to put yourself and others at risk by driving too fast for the conditions. 6. Use extra caution. Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges. Take caution against black ice. Drive less than the speed limit if conditions warrant. Allow extra distance between your car and the one you're following. Check your mirrors to see how other motorists are driving; anticipate their actions. 7. Drivesafely around snowplows. Drive at least two car lengths behind Continued Thank You Dear Editor, "Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry would like to thank the folks at the Craft Fair held December 1st at the elementary school for the donations brought in from 'fair-goers', artisans and craft-fair organizers. We so appreciate your efforts & donations on our bchalL Merry Christmas & Happy New Year:' Audette Russell @ Dear Editor, The Council Valley Library Board would like to Thank the City of Council for the donation from the Hud house for some children's programs next summer. Thank .you Patty Gross -Adams County Commissioners Continued from front page be used to load the planned industrial baler, which will be installed early in 2013. Supervisor Glen led a discussion on possible work to divert floodwaters around New Meadows. The flooding problems in the area seem to occur because the culverts under Highway 95 don't allow enough volume to flow down the Little Salmon River during high water. New Meadows and the county have continued to work on diverting water away from the city. Under-Sheriff Ryan Zollman has hosted eigh- teen state prisoners at the jail this past week. The number- of state prison- ers housed in the jail has remained over the bud- geted number for this first quarter of the new budget year. The Commissioners approved $18,500 to be spent for a larger pickup to pull the twenty-two foot boat that will be stationed at Hells Canyon. Under- Sheriff Zollman felt that he will be able to find a vehicle for less than that, and any remaining funds will be returned to the budget. Changes in staff- ing at the Department include appointing Shelley Wiskirken as acting super- visor of the dispatch and adding Carole Healy and Vern Ludwig to the jail staff. 7 RIVERS LIVESTOCK COMMISSION Check our website for details on upcoming sales. Merry Christmas! Closed December 25th and Jan' 1, 2013 Office: 208-365-4401 1611 W. Salesyard Rd. Emmett, Idaho 83617 Call 365-4401 for more information THE ADAMS COUNTY RECORD LISPS: 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.m. to 5:00p.m. CONTACT US 108 lllinois Ave. Council, ID 83612 (208) 253-6961 Fax: (208) 253-6801 Send submissions to: LETTERS POLICY Letters to the editor must meet the standards less from non-profit groups & community organi- zations will be printed once free of charge. 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