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Page ] 0 -- June 26, 1996 People The Power County i!!i;:ii! .... : it Fueling the transportation , o,o w,n= =o David Gr;mt feeds the horse that has pulled him and his family transportation. The family allows the horse to rest while they around the world. The horse "Tracuer" is very important to the travel and regain his strength for the day's travel. Grant said they Scottish family because they depend on him for their spend much of their funds on food for the horse. City water threat to public health There is a boil advisory in the city of Rockland. "Water ~mples tadcen from the city of Rockland public water system show the presence of total coliform bacteria. The advisory was put into place because Rockland's city water tested higher than the nmximum contaimnent level set by the United States Euvironmental Protection Agency. In a public notice issued June 21, 1996 total coliform are said to have infested Rockland's public waters. The notice states that the presence of the bacteria in 'the water is a result of a problem with water treatment or the pipes which distribute the water, and indicates that "the water may be contaminated with organisms that can cause disease." Mike Mathews, maintenance manager for the city of Rockhmd, explained that this happens rarely and the city School district gets new DARE officer hopes to clean up the problem quickly. "We hope to have the system flushed within the week," said Mathews. "The entire system including the tank must be flushed and cleaned." Mathews went on to explain that the city's water must test clean after three different tests on three consecutive days for the EPA to give them a clean bill of health. Disease symptoms from the bacteria may include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, and jaundice with the associated headaches and fatigue. The Environmental Prot- ection Agency (EPA) sets drinking water standards and has determined that the presence of total coliform is a possible health concern. The EPA has set an enforce- able driJfldng water standard for total coliform to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. Under this standard no more than 5.0 percent of the samples collected during a month can contain these bacteria. The notice state that efforts are underway to determining the cause of the bacterial con- tamination. Users of the city's water are asked to boil water for five minuetes before consumption. Questions about the Rockland City's water should be directed to Mike Mathews at 548-2489. By Kurt W. Friedemann Press" Staff Writer There is a new officer in town. Joshua Campbell, although he is already a patrol officer t'or the American Falls police department he is now the new DARE Officer for the American Falls school district. Cmnpbell participated in a two week course that showed him how to teach kids about drugs ,and violence. He says that the course was the hardest he ever took, but the most fun as well. The class Campbell l)articipated in is divided into groups and each group has a teacher or a mentor tha teaches the officers about the DARE progr,'un. At the end of the class the mentor selects a student he/she thinks deserves recognition. Campbell received the outstanding merit award for his hard work and dedication over the two weeks. Campbell said that he has always wanted to be a dare officer. "I love to work with kids, I want to show them that police officers are appro- achable," said Campbell. He explained that DARE officers tell young children about drugs, how to deal with them safely and what to do about peer pressure. But he said that an officer must be prepared tor the "kids. "Kids are very very intelligent and they will see through you like you are nothing, if you are not prepared, you lose their trust in you," said Campbell. "You have to be prepared, be on the ball and show them that you know what you are doing, that you believe in what you are doing, that you live what you are doing." He went on to explain that during his training he learned that there is a certain age group that is more willing to be taught then others and that is fifth and sixth graders. "I will mostly be working with fifth and sixth graders, teaching them about drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence and how they are bad for you," said Campbell, "I want to teach them about choices and the consequences that they will have." Campbell reflected on a recent incident where he was forced to shoot someone. He said that it had something to do with his need to be a DARE officer. "It reinforced my belief that we need to start young and teach them right from wrong," said Campbell. He says that he plans to not just teach the children about the harms of drugs but he will spend time with them, eat lunch with them. He evens wants to develop leagues that would keep kids out of trouble and involved. "Most of these kids do not want to do what they are doing, but they don't feel like anyone is paying any attention to them," said Campbell "Hopefully I can show them some other options." William Thomas Middle School -- Jamie Walmsley, a stu- dent at WTMS, has been named a United States National Award winner in English and mathematics. She was nominated by her teachers in those subjects at the school for the United States Achievement Academy honor. Her name will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, published annually. Jamie is the daughter of James and Deborah Walmsley of American Falls. Her grandparents are Ira Walmsley and Robert and Elaine Havlicak, all of American Falls. Commission mulls wells, varied issues Power County commissioners Budget hearings with the moved ahead with gaining various departments will be permission of property owners held next Monday and Tuesday, to place testing wells at the bot- according to commission tom of Fairy Hollow to deter- chairman Judy Woodworth. mine the flow direction of tin- Craig Heward, landfill su- derground drainage, pervisor, and Ron Lee, transfer The action is being taken to station manager, met with the comply with Deparanent of commissioners for a discussion Environmental Quality re- on hours, responsibilities, per- quirements, sormel policy and other issues A salvage contract for demo- concerning the facilities. lition pits and other qualifying Closing the day's activities sites in the county was signed was an open house for Myma with Walt's Salvage of Famsworth, who is leaving the Pocatello. commission. She expressed appreciation to After a discussion with em- the many well-wishers attend- ployee representative Rhea ing for the "great adventure" Lounsbury, the commission she had experienced, adding agreed to proceed with a cap of that she had gained much, es- 2,550 hours of accumulation in pecially new perspectives on the sick leave bank so that work the responsibility put on those can progress on setting the who work closely with and for budget, the public. I,ast night ! dreamed ! ate a len-potmd marsh- mallow, and when 1 woke up the pillow was gone. --Tolllllly Cooper hristian chool 187.5 , Awaltw ID 83211 226-7136 Trinity Christian School offers a full program for 4 year olds, Class is from 8:30 to 12:00 noon, 5 days a week. This is a 9 month program and not a pre-school. Students are taught: * Phonics and reading readiness * Math- recognize & count numbers to 100 * Letters- recognize & print * Language, Science and Social Studies, Art and many ' other exciting activities. be four by September 1 st and be ctu~nt on their shots. Trinity offers Day Care before school (7:30 a.m.) and alter school until 6:00 p.m. MAJESTIC HARVEST Now taking orders for: Sweet Canning Cherries Also, as the season permits, we will have available Apricots, Peaches, Berries, and Pears, Majestic Harvest: Bringing the Orchard to your door. Call Cecile Today at: 397-4516 Family travels the in horse-d rawn ca by Kurt W. Friedemann Press Staff Writer David Grant and his family axe traveling around the world in a horse-drawn caravan. Grant, his wife Kate and their three children, Torcuil, 16, Eilidh, 14 and Fionn, 11, started their journey in Scotland their homeland, in 1990 and hope to finish next year in '97. The caravan has journeyed over almost the entire globe, traveling through France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, China, the former Yugoslavia and Mongolia. When there was an ocean to cross the caravan was shipped by freighter. On one occasion the family found it necessary to fly their horse across the Pacific to California coast. The group is currently making its way across the U.S. and made a pit stop in American Falls. They plan on traveling up through North Dakota to Canada and then to the east coast. There they will cross the Atlantic ocean and finish their trek in Scotland. Grant said he and his wife liked the idea of traveling around the world, but didn't know if it was possible. "We wondered how you would do it and where you would go, we didn't want to sail and I don't like motorcars," said Grant. "One day I was glancing through a magazine and spied an advert on adventures in a horse-drawn caravan. I thought that might work." The Grants sold their home to finance the start of the journey. Sponsors have helped pay for some of it along the way, and Grant has written about his adventures to help pay the bills as well. He said much of their savings was expended when they were forced out of China by the Chinese government. "We were forced to pay for the border. The government us travel on the caravan. We everything. It cost us almost Grant. "That took a big chunk oa money we had set aside for the Grant said they depend the people they meet along the waY, II sponsorship. He said that although they have an easy time of it, the trip has it. "There is so much to see and all the people we meet," said Grant. While they travel the Grants time in the caravan. Grant the horse, "Traceur," is their so they try and lessen the strain oil] much as possible. "We have walked most of the Grant. "We start traveling early and about mid-day, then it is time children's studies, rest or fishing seeing and preparing for the travel." Each country and culture the encountered on their odyssey world have been unique Grant said. "Everyday is different. There each day but only to a point. We gel have breakfast each morning moving, but after that happen," Grant said. "With so different possibilities from so different peoples it usually does." He explained that luck seems their way often and has gotten many scrapes. "We have been very lucky, it when we are in the greatest need comes along and solves our that our luck has happened to just coincidence," said Grant. up there is watching over us." More speed limits inc on Power County h" Speed limits on two more state highways in Power County will soon be going up. Limits will increase to 60 miles per hour on SH 39, from American Falls tllrough Aber- deen to two miles west of Riv- erside, and on SH 37, from the Oneida County line through Rockland to American Falls. The changes were part of 21 new increases approved by the Idaho Transportation Board at its meeting Friday, June 21, as it continues a review of speed limits on the state's 5,000 mile highway system. The increases will not go into effect until new signs are posted, which could take up to a month to be completed, accord- ing to Jeff Stratten, public af- fairs manager for the transpor- tation department. "Motorists are reminded that until the signs are changed, the posted limits are law and Idaho State Police officers will strictly enforce them," said Idaho State Police Col. Ed Strickfaden. In addition, Idaho's basic rule .regarding speed limits states: "No matter what the speed limit, you are bound by law to judge the situation and slow down when necessary for safety." The new increases were based on traffic studies con- ducted over the past several months in response to the Idaho Legislature passing and Gov. Philip E. Batt tion giving the board authority to limits. Idaho's speed limits to 65 to 75 mph highways and mph on the highway system. through towns ously posted. Besides the Power County, the tion board approved on 19 other state highways in the creases July meeting. Estate Auction Sale Estate of Swede Wiedholz Saturda~ June 29,1996 * 11.-00 a.m. Rockland, Idaho Location: From Interstate 86 Turn off at American Falls, (hard right) Idaho exit on Highway 37, 11 miles to Rock C.mek Road. Go North on Rock Creek Road Watch for Sale SiLffas REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Z73 Acres in M~n Idaho, Section 7 Township 9 South Range 37, this land lays next to F good pasture on it (no buildings). 20% down day d sale, balance in 30 days at dosing. For (2O8) 548-2301 REAL ESTATE GROUND. CARS. TRUCKS. FARM EOUIPMENT I.H.C. 400 Diesel Tractor with F-11 Farm Hand Loader, 13.6x38 rubber wide front axfl; I.I-LC 450 Dlese= Keystone Cable Well Digging Rig with 1958 G.M.C Truck, Drilling tools will be sold separate; Heavy I Scraper Blade; LH.C 2 ~ twoway How, Quick Hitch; Heavy duty; 2 Cultivators with Quick Hitdaes; P.U. 8' Stock Rack; LH.C Tunable Bug Trail ~agine; 3 Motors, Ford-V8, I.H.C & Minneapolis Moline; lff Over Head Camper, Stove, l/2 ton P.U. 345-V8; 1976 Chev Vega, 2 door; 1973 Dodge Matador, 4 door, Assortment of TLres; 35(kV8; 1981 (~ev I/2 P.U. 350-V8; 1958 I.H.C 2 1/2 Ton with Flat Rack; 1976 Dodge ~. 4 door LUMBER. CINDER BLOCKS. BRICKS. & MISC. Pallets of glazed tile, all types, sizes,& colors; Lumber (Stacks) of 2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 2x12, 4x4's; Fencing Blocks, Some Brick; l0 C.anent Culverts 10" Netting, Barb wire; C__edar Posls, YardNet~" gWire~ good for gas, air ~ lank; Truck Propane Tanks; Btmdles of Galvanized pipe; Bags 5tack Lime, Joint Cement; New Wood folding Doors; Aluminium Box Roller SHOP TOOLS & SUPPLIES Lincoln 225 AMP portable Welder with Leads (Good); Oxygen & Actyle~ Tanks with hose & carl; Extra Boxes of Welding rod; Good Welding Iron, Angle, Channel, I-Beams, & Square; Hand saws, Hand Tools, 3 / 4" Hand Drill; Come/dongs, 4" Sprinkler Valves; Bolts & Nuts, Nails; S~p HOUSEHOLD & MISC. 3 Automatic Washers; 3 Electric Clothes Dryers; 4 Burner Electric Stove;Trash Burner; Kltchma Range with water reservoir (Good); 2 TV Sets, Bed with wood Head Board Folding TypewrRer Storage; Snow Skis Cllppmaster Electric Clippers (Good) ANTIOUES & COLLECTAllLES Horse Harness; Double Trees; Single Trees; Neck Yokes; Horse Cetlars; i0 Gallon Milk Cans "lknmk; 5mall Travel lYmak; Ha y Krdves; Larse Emery 5mn~, Brass Blowtord~ BrassScale; Ice Tongs; Hand Post Drill Press; Horse Shoeing Box; Nail K~ Old Typewdber;Old Whiskey Bottles;Old lids, Wire la Ix:h; Insulators; Wire 5poked Metal Wheel; Old ~ Implement Wheals; Old Ironing Board; ,< Lunch at Sale Site by Wayne BANKABLE CHECK ON and Sandy Ward DAY OF SAlE (Out of state buyers mu,t Auctioneers Note: There are a have bank guaramee card lot of good building materials and LD.) and supplies. Come enjoy the CLERK day withusl ldahoAuclion Co. Pv. p-d~r~ ~va nst,*~m~r ~ad,~s Sale Id. o o. l~ under trKlemark & service name , ~ neral's Office, Boi~., Idal~ (208) 397.4539