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The Adams County Record McCall Call for Studio 616, a McCall indie gallery, has received a grant from the Kit Worthington Foundation to sponsor an annual art competition. The event, to be held over President's Day weekend (Feb 16-18), will be called "SCRAP" or "Studio 616 Celebrates Recycled Art Projects." All artistic mediums are accepted artists and must include some recycled art materials. Monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2d and 3rd place winners. The show entries and competition will be juried by local artists. To enter, please submit a photograph of your recycled art pieces to Megan Henderson at red6redidaho@gmail.com. Organizations / Boards Weiser Financial Aid and College Application Workshop Weiser High School will 7th. Students from be hosting a Financial Aid schools arewelcome. information night and application workshop college application workshop on Monday, January other The will Continued 411 Wednesday, December begin at 6:15pm in the WHS Cafeteria. Students can get help completing applications from various area colleges and universities. At 7:00 pm, in the Auditorium, there will be a presentation about the steps of applying for Financial Aid by professionals from Treasure Valley Community College. 19, 2012 High School seniors and their families are invited. If you are a community member who also will be attending college in the fall of 2013, feel free to attend this, as well. If you have any questions, please contact Darci Peterson at Weiser High School. The number is 208- 414-2595. FAFSA Completion Workshops Weiser High School is Wednesday, January hosting three separate FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Completion workshops in January and February. Students from other schools are welcome. These are designed to help those attending college in the fall of 2013 to receive help in completing their FAFSA. The dates are: Saturday, .January 12th (11:00am-2:00pm); Meadows Valley survey result:; in BY DALE FISK Results from a recent survey of Meadows Valley residents have been released. The survey came out of the 2011 Community Review, as a way to measure progress during the past year. According to City Clerk, Mac Quails, "The survey was printed and handed out to several local businesses in late September and October. It was also disseminated through our mailchimp (mass email) and citizens were allowed to complete it online, if they chose." Detailed results and analysis of the survey can be found at http://newmeadowsidaho.org. Overview There are several ways of looking at survey results. One way is to look at the average response. A different approach is to look for issues that solicit responses like "highly (un)satisfied" or "strongly (dis)agree: Looking at the "strong responses" may help zooming in on issues that may be foremost on respondents' minds. The table with this article shows issues where at least a quarter of all respondents felt strongly; either positive or negative: Top positives with more than 25% "highly satisfied" responses were: The library, Availability of Emergency 23rd and 2nd All Health Care (EMS).' Other top scores were the Community Newsletter and the local fire department. As to be expected, we have about twice as many issues with a "strong negative". The top issues are the services in town (restaurants, entertainment, and businesses). The town's impression was also the subject of most comments: more than one out of four comments were about fighting randomly select respondents as is done in a "true" poll; instead, everyone in the Meadows Valley region was invited to fill out the survey anonymously. Participants to surveys like this usually bias towards concerned and involved citizens, but also attract a larger percentage of respondents that want to share a strong negative experience. The results of this survey therefore, do not represent the region- Page 5 % (6:00pm-8:OOpm), Parks & Rec Board Meeting Saturday, February First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at (11:00am-2:OOpm). City Hall. workshops will be held in the WHS Computer, Room 20. Adams County Search & Rescue Some things to bring are a North -- First Thursday of each month at 7 driver's license, social security pm at the MV Emergency Services Building number, and 2011 income South -- First Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Adams County Courthouse tax returns. If you have any ............................................................................................................... question, please contact Darci The American Legion Peterson at the high school, Meets the first Thursday of every month at 208-414-2595. the American Legion Hall at 7:30 pro. Council School Board Second Monday of every month at 6 pm at the Council High School Library. Adams Soil & Water Conservation Dist Second Monday of the month 6:30 pm at the Adams County Extension Office. Adams Coop. Weed Management Area Second Tuesday of each month at 3 pm at the Adams County Weed Control building. For info call 253-4669. wide opinion or population, but rather highlights strong feelings within the community. Research in customer service tells us that people with a negative experience are twice as likely to tell others about it then people who have a positive experience. These negative experiences may, of course, be very valid; we )ust have to be aware of the fact that they will not be offset by an equal number of reported positive experiences. blight and improving the impression of the town. A second tier of issues have to do with local jobs and job training. Who responded? A total of 120 people responded by filling out the survey on the web or on paper. Almost half of respondents (46%) lived within the city limits of New Meadows. Slightly more women (60%) than men responded to the survey, and almost half of respondents (48%) lived in the region for more than 15 years. How representative are the results? This survey did not Inlrastctur*" Quality of Llbrary Infrastructtw Availgolltty of EmerllmCY Heakh C=re (tus) Infrastmctur Community Newsletter (Community Cmmunkatlons) Infrtructure: fke Department Economic Oevelopment: Variety of goods available In oces !nfrastrucluce: Avjlabilty of Poblt TrsflStt Economic Oevelopment: Appeacanceof DowntOwn New M,=dows Ensqiement In Decision Making: I feel the cem munRy is united around common gOatS and purposes. Economic Development: Quality of Local Jobs Economic Development: Number of Local Businees Economic Development: Availability of Local Jobs Emnom/ Development: Availability of Vecatioea4 or Wrldorce Tralnlnl! Programs Economic Oevelopment: Availability of HiI Education Opprotunlties Economic Devement: Number of Isltaurants Enoml Oevelopment: Number Of Entectnraent Opprotun|ties This chart shows the approximately 25% of the questions that respondents, felt strongly positively or strongly negatively about.(See overview) Adams Co. Sheriff Reserve Officers Meeting the second Wednesday at 7 pm in the Adams County Courthouse Council Valley Free Library Board Second Monday at 1 pm in the library. Indian Valley Fire Department Second Thursday at 7 pm in the Indian Val- ley Fire Hall Alcoholics Anonymous Every Mon.& Wed. at 8 pm in the Council Valley Free Library. Call 741-0875 for more information. Hazard Risk Planning Team Every Third Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Council EMS Building New Meadows Planning & Zoning First Monday of every month at 7 pm in City Hall. New Meadows City Council Second Monday of every month at 7 pm at New Meadows City Hall. Council City Council Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at Council City Hall. Adams County Commissioners Second, Third & Fourth Mondays at 9:00 am in the Commissioners Room, County Court- house Community Worship Services Directory Highway 95, Coundl lst& 3rd Sundays 10am Fdday Mass - noon. alwdl of the Nalame 102 S. Exeter * 208-566-4264 Pastor John Schaffer Disdpleship 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Fellowship 12:00 p.m. Children's Church 11:15 a.m. hka ValW  am Pastor Brian Giadhart 355-2020 Assoc. Pastor Isaac Ward 257-3812 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Chmeh or]em Chd= of latter DW Sam s Fairfield, Council * 253-4330 Bishop: Douglas Unford Homing Worship 9:30 a.m. Cared llae Cherdl 190 4th Ave. * 253-6923 Interim Pastor Roger Hayden Worship Services at 7:004).m. Horn ofeneer Meets at 340 Commercial Street, Weber, Idaho 208-318-8660 or 208-549-0669 Pastors Stephen and Debble Blount Sunday School 9:30 AM Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 P.M Bible Study Thursday 7:00 PM Cmna Va.mat/er c, ed 253-6430 Pastor:. Geoff Cole Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Power & Light Company Tue. 7 p.m. Bible Study Thurs. 7 p.m. !05 California Ave. * 253.6461 www.coundlcc.org Co-Pastors: Wayne Freedman & Les Sheneberger Moming Worship 10 a.m. Wed. Bible Studies 5:30 & 7:30 pm Mon. Women's Bible Study 7 pm Fd. Men's Breakfast Bible Study 7 am NmMmaom Ui/m Hedlodk awdl 210 N. Heighho * 347"2427 www.newmeadowmn.org Pastor Andy 5atta Homing Worship 10:.30 a.m Chren's Church held during worship Pdnlkt For Chirr Chdlt Basement of Tater Tots Daycare 208-741-0410 Pastor: ]on 5org Services Sunday 11:00 a.m.