The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 24, 1981 · Page 5
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 5

Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, November 24, 1981
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RUSSELL — The City of Russell needs a few good men — as firefighters. The Russell Fire Department is seeking six volunteer firefighters. Each firefighter receives a nominal stipend for each call answered and has a 24-hour, full-time accident and health policy. Firefighters also are covered by life insurance policies. The department provides protective clothing, helmet and boots plus a tone-activated pager for fire alarm notification. Firefighters respond directly to the fire department building to pick up their equipment for fire alarms. Each volunteer must train twice each month for two or three hours and also go through a 56-hour basics school during the first year of employment. •tr -tr -tr PHILHPSBURG — A new musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol" will be presented at 8 p.m. Monday Dec. 7 in the Phillipsburg High School Newling Gym. The musical, the final production of the 1981 season for the Phillips County Arts Council, is part of the third annual national tour of Bill Fegan Attractions, Inc. Written and adapted by Charles Jones, artistic director of the Omaha, Neb., Community Theatre, the play features an ensemble of 35 actors, singers and musicians who present a wide variety of traditional Christmas carols, Performances in the 1982 arts council series include the Colorado The Great Plains The Satina ^ournal Sunflower Seeds Children's Chorale from Denver; The Company, a Broadway show singing group from Albuquerque, N.M.; The Country Music Shindig from the Ozarks, and Douglas Neidt, a classical quitarist who appeared last year. Council memberships are $10 for single adults, $25 for families, $7.50 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Tickets for the "Christmas Carol" are $4 for adults and $2 for children. •fr -tr -tr HAYS — Thomas More Prep and Marian High Schools merged this fall. And now the two schools' alumni associations have voted to do the same thing. A merger, to take effect by October 1982, was approved by members of both associations at a recent joint meeting in which Tom Haas, a member of the Class of 1962, was elected president of the TMP Alumni Association. Both groups endorsed the recent consolidation of the two Catholic schools and approved a new constitution that will unite the two groups as of Sept. 30, 1982. Both groups will function separately until then. * -tr -tr CONCORD1A - "You Can't Take It With You," a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, will be presented Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 2-3, at Cloud County Community College, Concordia. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance in the college's Little Theatre are $2.50 and $1.50. Tickets are available at Concordia drug stores. •tr -tr -tr HAYS (HNS) - There's a new monarch roaming the city's buffalo pen at Frontier Park. Kansas Fish and Game Commission officials have introduced the new ruler, a two-year-old bull, to his Hays home and family, completing a trade in which the herd's old bull was slaughtered for barbecue fare earlier this fall. In an attempt to inject new blood into the herd, the city traded its old bull, Astro, to the Fish and Game Commission in exchange for a younger bull taken from the state's herd at the Maxwell Game Refuge near Canton. Astro was consumed at a Game Commission picnic. Park Director Curt Loupe said the young buffalo is about as large as Astro, and he described the replacement as "a real good-looking bull." The latest addition put the city's buffalo population at nine — five cows, one bull and three calves sired by Astro this summer. •tr -tr -tr McPHERSON - The Alpha Psi Omega chapter at McPherson College will present "The Children's Hour" by Lillian Hellman on the weekend of Dec. 4-6 in Brovvn Auditorium on the college campus. The story deals with two women who run a school for girls. A malicious youngster starts an entirely unfounded scandal about them which precipitates tragedy for the women. Reservations may be made by calling the McPherson College drama department, (316) 241-0731. •tr * it OSBORNE - The City of Osborne's airport fund is $22,400 richer after the sale of an airplane which went unclaimed after crashing at the Tuesday, November 24,1981 — The Salina Journal Page 5 Open house Dec. 5-6 at ASA recovery center WAKEFIELD - The Alcoholism Services of America, Inc., (ASA) Family Recovery Center at Wakefield will hold its first anniversary celebration Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6. An open house will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. A continuous series of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Alon speakers, featuring graduates of the ASA Family Recovery Center, is slated during the Saturday open house and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. airport last February. The plane, a six-seater single-engine craft, reportedly was owned by American Oil Co., Beaumont, Texas. The owners and their insurance company failed to claim the plane, prompting Osborne officials to pass an ordinance allowing the city to sell the abandoned airplane. Charles Graves, El Reno, Okla., was the successful bidder. Graves runs a second-hand airplane company, repairing and selling airplanes. £ -tr -tr RUSSELL (HNS) - Water rates are going to jump substantially next year when Russell residents begin paying the cost of a 21-mile pipeline that delivers their water from city wells near Pfeifer. The new rates, approved by the City Commission and scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1, are about 115 percent higher than the current fees, according to City Manager Glenn Hill. The current rates are expected to generate about $460,000 this year to cover 1981 operating costs. Beginning in 1983, Hill said, the city will have its operating costs plus a $485,000 debt service payment. Russell plans to issue general obligation bonds to pay for pipeline construction, Hill said. The first payment on the debt won't be due until 1983, but going to the new rate in January will give the city a year to determine how the higher rates and increased availability of water will affect water usage and demand, he said. Classified ads get results. Through garnishments on oil wells Ellis County eyes unpaid property taxes HAYS (HNS) - Ellis County has requested garnishments against 119 oil properties that owe more than $30,000 in delinquent 1980 personal property taxes, but it could be weeks before money starts flowing into the county coffers. District Judge Steven Flood said it probably would take his clerks several weeks to issue all the garnishment summonses to the companies that purchase crude oil from the delinquent wells. Once the summonses are issued, the' purchasers have 20 days to inform the county whether they are holding any money for the taxpayer that could be garnished and the taxpayer has an ad- ditional 20 days to protest the garnishment, Flood said. The requests for garnishments, filed by County Attorney John Herman, are the result of a new county push to strengthen its collection efforts against delinquent taxpayers. Over the past several years, more than $300,000 in personal property taxes have been filed on the delinquent rolls with only superficial attempts at collection. County commissioners and other officials, including Herman and Sheriff Bruce Hertel, decided last month to pursue the delinquencies with more vigor after Appraiser Walter Staab told them he had information that could help with the collections. Staab's information consists of names and addresses of firms that buy crude from oil wells in the county. Herman and Hertel had their staffs use Staab's files to compile a list of purchasers and asked the court to issue garnishment summonses to those purchasers that have contracts with owners of the delinquent properties. The county could have used tax warrants to force the purchasers to pay the taxes directly to the county from any money owed the delinquent taxpayer, but that authority expired Oct. 1 when the warrants had to be returned to the treasurer's office, .from which they were issued. Herman and Hertel, both serving their first terms, said they didn't know until after the Oct. 1 deadline on tax warrants that Staab had information that would lead them to the oil purchasers. They decided to take the garnishment route this year and use the tax warrant approach in the future. Herman has said he would seek garnishments against oil properties that still owe taxes from previous years after the 1980 books have been cleared. Garnishments can be requested at any time as long as the tax judgments have been kept alive. Once a tax warrant is returned to the treasurer's office unpaid, it is entered into a judgment docket in District Court. The judgment is good for five years and can be renewed for additional five-year terms if some action is taken within Murmurs may merely mean heart quirks Dear Dr. Donohue: Recently, I found out I have an ejection murmur along the sternum. I wonder if you could explain this to me and say how serious it is. - Mrs. A.A.G. Murmurs, as you know, are little extra sounds the doctor hears when he listens to the heart with the stethoscope. When the heart pumps blood, valves must close with split-second timing to prevent backflow. That pumping phase of the beat is the ejection phase, also called the systole. So a murmur heard during the pumping phase is called either an ejection or a systolic murmur. The sternum refers to the breastbone, where 'your murmur was detected. There are other points of reference on the chest to locate murmurs. Flow murmurs are often heard best along the sternum. Mitral valve murmurs, on the other hand, are heard best beneath the nipple, that's why the doctor moves his stethoscope to many areas on the breast when he listens to the heart. A narrowed heart valve can disturb smooth ejection of blood and cause a murmur. However, every murmur doesn't have to mean something is wrong with the heart. They are only sounds. The doctor needs supporting evidence from dr. donohue to your good health The Auction House Sale Every Wednesday Evening. 304 E. Pacific, Sallna 913-8274347 LonnkWBton X-rays or EKG's to say murmurs represent a serious situation. Many times, ejection murmurs do not mean big trouble. They can be merely functional quirks of a healthy heart. Dear Dr. Donohue: Please give me the exercise for leg cramps. It is done standing by a wall. You gave it last year, but I didn't clip the item. I could use some relief from my nightly cramping. I wake up from them and don't get back to sleep. — Mrs. R.P. You stand a couple of feet from the wall, your heels flat on {he floor as you lean toward the wall, supporting yourself with your hands to regulate the angle of body tilt. Try it a few times a day before retiring. Another tip: Be sure bed clothing is not weighing down on your toes at night. You might want to read an in-depth discussion of the problem in the booklet "How to Stop Leg Cramps and Foot Pains." I am sending a copy. Other readers can have one by writing me care of Box 19620, Irvine, Calif. 92714, enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope and 50 cents. Dear Dr. Donohue: I went to the emergency room, and the nurse took my pulse and wrote '80" on the card, then took by blood pressure and wrote "16098." What does that mean? Have I got high blood pressure? The nurse didn't say anything. — Mrs. A.B. A normal pulse rate is, 80, and that's what that figure referred to. Your heart beats 80 times a minute. A blood pressure reading of 16098 is slightly high. But you cannot say you truly have high blood pressure from one reading, especially if that reading is done in the hectic atmosphere of an emergency room setting. Readings should be taken on three different occassions. What I am telling you is that you now nave to go to your doctor and have the pressure taken and evaluated in a normal atmosphere. You can have high blood pressure that causes no symptoms, but which might nevertheless require medicine to prevent hidden damage. Dear Dr. Donohue: While I was growing up, I would get an occasional sharp pain in the back of my head, starting at the base of the skull. It usually happened when I threw a baseball very hard. I am now 23, and it happened ,again recently when I was reaching up swatting an insect. Although the pain was severe it lasted only a few moments, with no lingering ache. Do you know what this might be or if it is anything to be concerned about? — S.C. It might be that you are putting pressure on your occipital nerve when you make those exaggerated arm motions. The back of the lower head is the site of the occipital nerve. You might have a spur of bone that presses against that nerve, causing it to send pain messages. The combination of bending the neck a certain way and raising the arm can of itself produce such pressures. Of course, the peculiar motions involved in winding up and throwing a baseball could have created the same situation. This is the only possible explanation I can offer. The way to find out for sure if that is the answer or if anything need be done is to be examined. ^ * £ For a comprehensive discussion of bow to cope with the change of life, write to Dr. Donohue in care of Box 19620, Irvine, Calif. 92714, for his invaluable booklet, "Make Menopause Easier." Enclose a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 50 cents. two years after the end of the first period. If no collection effort is made within seven years of the delinquency being entered in the docket, the judgment expires. Herman said the 119 requests for garnishments currently on file with the court represented the 1980 personal property delinquencies on oil properties. Attempts to collect delinquencies on other types of personal property will be made after the oil has been cleared, he said. Taxes on oil were targeted first because they were considered the easiest to collect and represented the bulk of the delinquencies. If some of the crude purchasers who receive the summonses aren't holding any money for the delinquent taxpayers, Herman said, the garnishments will be filed again later. Herman said he expected a high rate of collections through the garnishment route. In addition to the taxes owed, the garnishments also seek 18 percent interest beginning Oct. 1. A secretary in the sheriff's office, which undertook the task of completing most of the garnishment requests, said the taxes on the 119 garnishments, without any interest penalty, totaled $31,903. One taxpayer was listed on several of the garnishments, the secretary said, but most of the delinquent taxpayers were listed only once. 117 S, 7th • 827-7233 •v 'OUH irxHDffy lv<entt§ AOEN Agents: •Dick Anderson •Herb Glover •Alan McDonald •Dennis E. Poer • Martha Robertson •Tom Royster • L. E. Shottenkirk • Loran Slaughter LUNCHEON SPECIAL! Served HA.M. Till 2P.M. Every Moud«y Thru 8»t. "Luncheon Special" ^ . SALAD BAR 1 With A Mini Pizza, Sandwich, Pasta or Soup. =Hut 600 South Broadway e 1200 South Santa Fe CITY OF SALINA SANITATION DEPARTMENT We will not be serving the regularly scheduled routes on Thursday/ November 26th, Thanksgiving Day. 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