The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 20, 1998 · Page 2
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A2 WEDNESDAY. MAY 20, 1998 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A I mmmmtm il 1*» ••» gm •*! T SALINE COUNTY COMMISSION H LOOK Aneao sheriff to get water softeners ell Wednesday Meetino ° , ^^ i *! COFFEE: Job Club Coffee, Older ggnsans Employment Program. 9:30 a.m., Sirloin Stockade. 827-4857. J »; DANCE: Jolly Mixers Dance, music by.The Uptowners. 8-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 115 N. 10th. No smoking or drinking. 827-7870. • LUNCHEON: Progress luncheon, sponsored by the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce. Guest speaker Kansas Lt. Gdv. Gary Sherrer. 11:45 a.m., Heritage ijall, Bicentennial Center. $10, reserva- flofis required by May 19. 827-9301. »" '.PROGRAM: "Living Wills and Ad- fance Directives Information," presented Ijyjsocial worker Dan Gard, Salina Regional Jrlealth Center. 11 a.m., Senior Center, £45;'N. Ninth. 827-9818. fr ,• PROGRAM: Jim Cram of Jim's Phar- ftacy on prescription medicines, Salina Parks and Recreation Department's Afternoon With an Expert series. 1 p.m., Senior Saiter, 245 N. Ninth. Free. 826-7434. iV? PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Airport Authority. 8 a.m., Airport Terminal Conference Room, 3237 Arnold. 827-3914. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. 4 p.m., Room \07, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7434. i • PUBLIC MEETING: Crime Prevention Committee, The Partnership. Noon, Central Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. Ohio. 825-6224. | • PUBLIC MEETING: Education and Health Care Committee, The Partnership. 4 p.m., Central Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. Ohio. 825-6224. i • WORKSHOP: "Journaling," the art of recording life experiences, with Gary De- rjiuth. 10 a.m., community room, Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron. Free. 826-7460. ! V,McPHERSON: Music by country per- fprmers Matt King and Perfect Stranger. 7 p.m. Wal-Mart parking lot. Free. 21 Thursday ! • PROGRAM: "Population Management Of Sandhill Cranes," with Helen Hands, KS Dept. of Wildlife and Parks, Cheyenne Bottoms. 7:30 p.m., Carver Center, 315 N. Second. • MUSIC: Free Spirit, a vocal music group ffom Salina Central High School. 7:30 p.m. Salina Community Theatre. $5. 826-4751. ! • PUBLIC MEETING: Welfare Reform Task Force meeting. 10 a.m., Salina Area United Way office, 128 N. Santa Fe. • PUBLIC MEETING: Board of Zoning Appeals. 4 p.m., Room 107, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7270. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Housing Authority. 4 p.m., 469 S. Fifth. 827-0441. • PUBLIC MEETING: Community Access Television of Salina Board meeting. 7 p.m., Access Center, 410 W. Ash. 823-2500. i • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Republican Central Committee. 7:30 p.m., 5Jt. John's Military School. 825-8859. I • HAYS: Dance, Northwest Kansas Singles. Club, music by Ramblin' Andy. 8 pj.m.-midnight, Fanchon Ballroom. $6, $4, ages 21 and over. 628-2550. listing Events Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in advance to: Calendar of Events, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina 67402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. Fans of British cars might form club If you're the kind of person who thinks a TR3 is a new stock listing or a little-known element from the periodic table, then this might not be your kind of meeting. But if know the TR3 as a nifty little British-made sports car from years ago, then you might want to mark May 27 on your calendar. The meeting, at 7 p.m. at Gutierrez Mexican Restaurant, 1935 S. Ohio, is for those who own or plan to own a British-made car. Organizers want to determine if there is enough interest in north-central Kansas to form a car club for those who own British cars. A car club could organize social events, gimmick and navigational rallies, poker runs, driving tests, scavenger hunts, newsletters and more. For information and to sign up for the May 27 meeting, call Bill McDevitt at 823-9301 or Neil Phalen at 598-2224. Memorial Day Decatur Countians to honor veterans NORCATUR — For the 108th year, residents of this tiny Decatur County community will observe Memorial Day Sunday with a parade and ceremony. The parade will start at 1:30 p.m. and move from the bank corner in town to the cemetery, where for the 26th consecutive year there will be an "Avenue of Flags." This year's address will be given by Ret. Maj. Gen. Phil Finley. Veterans also will decorate the tomb of the unknown soldier and fire a gun salute over the grave of the last veteran to be buried in the cemetery. City Plumbing gets water softener contract for almost $5,000 By SHARON MONTAGUE Tlie Salina Journal Sheriff Glen Kochanowski will get his water softeners for the Saline County Jail, and without soliciting sealed bids. County commissioners Tuesday agreed to have City Plumbing, 127 S. Eighth, install the softeners for $4,882.39. When Kochanowski first broached the subject of water softeners about two weeks ago, Commissioner Mike White questioned why City Plumbing was the only vendor asked to submit a bid. County policy calls for soliciting sealed bids from vendors for any purchase of more than $3,000. Kochanowski said City Plumbing had done all plumbing work at the jail because its workers had undergone background checks. It could take months, Kochanowski said, to have background checks conducted on employees of another plumbing company. Commissioners asked County Administrator David Criswell for a recommendation on how to proceed. T HEALTH Geneticist to speak about wheat varieties BELLEVILLE — Kansas State University wheat geneticist Rollie Sears will be at the North Central Experiment Field June 9 for the university's Spring Field Day. He will talk about "What Varieties Look Good in 1998." Others speakers will be agronomists Barney Gordon and Scott Staggenborg and weed scientist Dallas Peterson. The program will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the field, 1 mile west of Belleville on U.S. 36. From Staff Reports *> .*•'. Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P.O. Box 740, Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. (USPS 478-060) HARRIS RAYL, publisher, hrayl@saljoumal.com DEPARTMENTS -t» ; ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director, /sharp@saljoumal.com BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager, dmartln@saljoLimal.com NEWS: SCOTT SBRER, executive editor, 823-6363 Salina sselrer@saljoumal.com • CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANDMEIER, manager, bsantSmet9saljournal.com « PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager, datkinso@saljoumal.com 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS • EXTENSION 350 E-mail: sjclrc@saljournal.com '*. • NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't I ^arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. 1 {Weekends and holidays, call your carrier or § number above. In Salina, if you call by a.m., your paper will be delivered that i. Out-of-town subscribers will eive missed papers the following day. • •*•" • CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT I HOURS: Open at 5:30 a.m. daily. Closes at > 5:30 p.m. weekdays, noon on • weekends. 10a.m. on holidays. " • CARRIER RATES: $15 for one month, : $4? for three months. : • RATES BY MOTOR ROUTE: $16 for " Jofie month, $48 for three months. '»: • RATES BY MAIL (three months): In ^Kansas, $48 for daily paper, $39 for Monday ! through Saturday and $21 for Sunday. • f •• Outside Kansas, $54 for dally paper, ! -$43.50 for Monday through Saturday and ''3525.50 for Sunday. All prices include 6.4 percent Saline County sales tax. Tax rates may vary. ADVERTISING EXTENSION 250 E-mail: sjadv@8aljournal.com • CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY AD HOURS: Between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. NEWS EXTENSION 150 E-mail: sjnews@aal]ournal.com • HOURS: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to midnight Sunday. ' .;...'• FAX NUMBERS "In the first couple of years, it would pay for itself" Sheriff Glen Kochanowski Tuesday, Criswell said he believed it would be best to accept the bid from City Plumbing. But, Criswell said, if non-emergency plumbing work needs to be done in the future, bids should be solicited from other companies. The fact that employees of other companies would have to undergo security clearance would be factored in when bids were analyzed, Criswell said. The softener installation isn't considered an emergency, but Kochanowski said he hopes the softener would save the county money on detergents needed for washing clothes and dishes in the jail. The county spends $12,000 to $14,000 a year on detergents, Kochanowski said. City Plumbing representatives have told him that by installing softeners, he could save about a third of that cost. Kochanowski estimates the water softeners would save the coun- Meeting to focus on breast cancer ty about $3,375 a year, considering the $600 yearly expense for salt for the softeners and $25 a year in additional water needed to filter through the system. "In the first couple of years, it would pay for itself," Kochanowski said. The softeners have a life expectancy of 10 to 20 years, he said. Commissioners White and Deane Allen.voted to purchase the softeners. Commissioner Doug Forsberg wasn't at the meeting. Other county action Also Tuesday, commissioners agreed, by unanimous votes, to: • Amend the county's zoning and master plan resolution and require developers to submit digital copies of preliminary and final plats. County planner James Holland said the digital copies would make it easier for county mappers to verify survey lines and to integrate the plats, into the county's geographic information system. • Sign a letter of understanding with the Ellsworth Correctional Facility. The county and the correctional facility each would agree to supply staff and equipment in case of a catastrophe. • Hire Wilson & Company Engineers & Architects, 1700 E. Iron, to THEATRES For MOVIE Selections and SHOWTIMES Call: 825-9105 We've gone world wide web! www.dickinsontheatres.com Program aims to help women 50 to 64 who don't have insurance By CAROL LICHTI The Salina Journal About 100 health care professionals and others involved in the fight against breast cancer are expected to meet in Salina Thursday and Friday in a breast cancer symposium at the Bicentennial Center. The symposium is the effort of the state's Free to Know program, a federally funded program of the Centers for Disease Control that targets women 50 to 64 who don't have health insurance and who meet income guidelines. The program provides for free screenings and assistance with follow-up care for breast and cervical cancer for those women. One component of the program, which has screened about 3,000 women in the state, is to provide information and education to health workers who provide the screening. That's where the symposium comes in. Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals will meet from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss education, outreach strategies, screening and diagnostic techniques, treatment options and access to Medicaid and Medicare. On Friday, those involved in the Free to Know program such as representatives of the American Cancer Society, health care providers and interested citizens will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Guests in- Troopers want seat belts used By The Associated Press TOPEKA — Motorists Hood the highways during Memorial Day weekend, and Kansas law enforcement officials are urging people to wear their seat belts when traveling. Last Memorial Day, four people were killed on Kansas highways and state troopers say wearing seat belts., will reduce the risk of injury and death in an accident. Of the four deaths, two involved design bridges on Simpson Road north of Cloud Street and on Gypsum Valley Road at Lapsley Road; for a fee of not more than $55,300. • Hire L&M Contractors, Great Bend, to replace a bridge 11/2 miles south of Kansas Highway 4 on Whitmore Road for $126,480. • Hire Shears Construction, 1329 W. North, to perform joint and crash sealing on county roads for $24,700. • Hire Shears construction to do patching and overlay on county roads for $621,537.50. • Buy a self-propelled highway sweeper from Case/Victor L. Phillips, Topeka, for $27,948. • Allow Saline County Community Corrections to spend $22,930 for computer upgrades. RETRACTION MESSAGE: NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS: We regret to inform you that an error appears in our "Memorial Day Sale" circular which appears in today's newspaper. The Fabric Gazebo (344694) advertised on page 10 is actually three meters square (approximately 10'xlO') - not 15'xl5' as stated in the advertisement. i Because of this error, we are reducing the sale price from $99.99 to $79.99. We apologize for any inconvenience this error may cause for our customers and employees. Building Materials elude Linda Graves, the first lady of Kansas, and Gary Mitchell, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. A registration fee of $42 will be charged. Those interested in attending should call the Free to Know program at 785-296-1207. About 100 of the 300 women eligible for the Free to Know program in Saline County have been screened, said Lynette Blomberg, a nurse practitioner based at the Salina- Saline County Health Department who handles outreach for 21 counties in north-central Kansas. Those women have been screened either at the health department, the Salina Cares Clinic or ComCare physicians. The Salina Regional Health Center is offering some testing at reduced costs. To be eligible, a woman must have no health coverage or a high deductible and an income level no more than twice the poverty level. That's $15,000 a year for a single woman living alone. Screening for the Free to Know program in Kansas started in 1996. As of January, 2,500 women had been screened. Breast cancer was discovered in nine of those women, 20 showed early signs of cervical cancer and four had cervical cancer. The risk of developing breast cancer among women is about one in nine. But those odds increase once a women reaches the age of 50, said Julia Francisco, director of the Free to Know program for the state. Any woman who thinks she might be eligible for the program can call 1-800-For-Cancer or contact the health department or other provider in the program. Rolls, Rolls, Rolls Check out our large variety in-stock carpet rolls! 6 mos. no interest (W.A.C.) 833 East Prescott, Salina • (785) 827-8755 J people not wearing seat belts. As part of an education program, troopers conducted a roadblock Tuesday morning near Topeka and in 15 minutes handed out 200 brochures urging seat-belt safety. No tickets were issued. Last year, about 56 percent of adults used seat belts, while 58 percent of children under 14 used seat belts and 73 percent of children under age 4 were in child safety seats, McCollum said. Free Delivery to Salina Cemeteries Silks, Plants, or Sprays Fresh Plants or arrangements homers ^ 2450 S. 9th Mid State Plaza Salina, Kansas ALC DEPARTMENTS 823-32O7 NEWS DEPARTMENT 827-6363 LADIES, MEN'S & KIDS SPECIAL GROUP OP BETTED DEPT> BETTER STORE RETURNS KIDSWEAR s, Kids, Ladies PRIVATE LABELS ALL OFF Lowest Marked Price 2501 Market PI. Salina, KS 67401 826-9664 Personal Checks SflS SS 28p DIGITAL SOUND! Wed.-ThUfS. {*5:00-*5:45)-7:50-8:35 Licensed Summer Day Camp * CLOSED TUESDAY TO RESTOCK.. OPEN 10AM WED. (SUN. 1PM) For kdg. enrollees-up to 12 yrs. on-site at YMCA & YWCA Roller Skating Bowling Art Projects Flag Football Soccer Movies Racquet Ball .. Trips to Topeka Zoo, Fanta Sea And Don't forget Swimming! Sliding fee scale for ihosc who qualify. Ask us about it. For Camp SWAT Packet Call (785) 825-2151 or stop by 570 YMCA Drive • Salina * * * * * * YMCA

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