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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Friday, March 18, 1988 Page 3 Area Report Two Logan Men Arrested On Theft Charges Two Logansport men were arrested Thursday on charges relating to the theft of stereo equipment, a sweeper, a microwave oven and a satellite dish. Scott Camblin, 22, 4540 Timber Lane, and Michael Eastham, 22, 1310 High St., were both arrested on charges of possession of stolen property. The charges relate to the theft on March 5 of the items from the home of Carolyn Samuels. April 4 Final Day To Register For Primary The final day for registration for the May 3 primary election in April 4. Anyone who has moved or changed their name should cehck with Cass County Clerk Keneta Musall to be sure the voter information is current. Voter rolls were purged last July. Voters who received a purge card and didn't return it will not be able to vote unless they re-register. The clerk's office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and until 5 p.m. on Fridays. The office also will be on on Saturday, April 2 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Musall said her office will also be opn until 6 p.m. on April 4 for any last minute voter registrations. Street Department Sweeping Streets Next Week The Logansport Street Department will begin sweeping streets in the city next week. The street sweeper Monday will be operating on the south side of East Market Street from Sixth Street to 24th Street and then west on the south side of East Broadway from 24th to Sixth Street. Residents are asked not to park on the south side of East Market and on the south side of East Broadway between 7a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday. The same procedure will be used Tuesday for the north sides of East Broadway and East Market Street, according to Logansport Street Commissioner Mike Fincher. North and South Third Streets will be swept on Wednesday from the top of College Hill to Clinton Street. Thursday's schedule includes West Market Street from the bridge to West Miami Avenue and on North Cicott Street from West Market to U.S. 25. The downtown section will be swept beginning at midnight Thursday. The sweeping will be conducted weather permitting. Lugar Gets Golden Bulldog Award WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Lugar has received his eighth consecutive award for frugality from the non-partisan Watchdogs of the Treasury Inc. Lugar, R-Indianapolis, received the Golden Bulldog Award presented to legislators for fiscal responsibility, eliminating government waste, reducing the federal deficit. Church Choir Singing 'Go To Dark Gethsemane' The Ninth Street Christian Church's chancel choir will sing "Go To Dark Gethsemane" during the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. The topic of the sermon will be "We've Gone About As Far As We Can Go'' with Dr. Sam Young preaching. Daffodil Days Today, Saturday In Kewanna KEWANNA — Representatives of the American Cancer Society in Kewanna are sponsoring Daffodil Days today and Saturday. Daffodils will be sold in bundles of 10 for $4. Proceeds from the sale will go to the American Cancer Society. Local residents interested in purchasing daffodils can call Wiletta Wilson at 653-2357. Kewanna Christian Academy Paper Drive KEWANNA — The Kewanna Christian Academy will sponsor a paper drive here Saturday. Papers may be donated to the drive by calling 653-2657. Tornado Spotting Program In Burlington BURLINGTON — A weather observer will present a public program on spotting tornadoes and severe weather conditions here. The program will held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Burlington Fire Station. Carroll Adult Learning Centers To Be Closed DELPHI — Carroll County's two adult learning centers in Delphi and Flora will be closed for four days next week. The center will be closed Monday through Thursday. Molestation Laws Meeting A public meeting billed as "Community Awareness of Child Molestation Laws" is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the council chamber of the City Building. The public meeting was called by the recently formed Citizens Against Molestation (CAM). Officers of CAM are Sandra Benn, Logansport, president; Lynn Hobbs, Kokomo, vice-president; and Karla Kreighbaum, Logansport, secretary. Attending the meeting, according to Kreighbaum, will be State Rep. Tom Weatherwax, Logansport; State Rep. Earle Howard, Kokomo; State Sen. Steve Johnson, Kokomo; and State Rep. Brad Bayliff, Kokomo. Also appearing at the invitation of Weatherwax will be at- torney and lobbyist Eric Miller of Indianapolis. Miller is executive director of the Citizens Concerned for the Constitution, an educational, not-for-profit organization. Weatherwax said "a lot of confusion exists in the interpretation of the laws on the part of school administrators and citizens. We have changed some of those laws this year and, hopet'uly, clarified them." Weatherwax suggested the meeting would be of special interest to school administrators; teachers, welfare case workers and concerned parents. Kreighbaum said officers ot CAM would speak and ask (jut's-; lions at the meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Bond Issue For New City Structures Gets Lower Interest Rate Than Earlierl Anticipated ByDAVELONG Staff Writer The bond issue for the Logansport street and fire department structures has been sold at a lower interest rate than anticipated. The result of the sale of the bond issue will mean a reduction in the semi-annual payments calculated for the city and a slight reduction in the anticipated tax increase to pay for the project. The Indianapolis firm of Rafiensperger, Hughes & Co. purchased the $3,130,000 issue at a net interest rate of 7.884 percent. The certificates will mature in the years 1989 through 2009 and are priced serially to yield from 5.25 percent to 8.25 percent. Brian Long, a representative of the firm, said approximately $1.4 million of the issue was sold to 90 buyers in the Logansport area. The net interest rate calls for semiannual payments of $164,000 to meet the $328,000 annual payment. The Logansport City Council approved a lease agreement based upon annual payments of $339,820 a year. The council action came last December prior to the sale of the bond issue. The city initially calculated that the cost of the $3,130,000 bond issue would be $6,796,400 over the 20-year life of (he issue. That figure would result in a 45-cent increase for each $100 of valuation in taxes for Logansport residents based upon UK.' 1987 valuation of property. The rate would mean an increase of approximately $45 a year for the average Logansport taxpayer. The revised figures based upon the actual sale of the bond issue means that the cos! of the issue will be $6,560,000 during the 20-year life of the issue and will result in a 43.5 cent increase for each $100 of valuation in taxes based upon current valuation figures for the city, Uhrich Caston Spelling Bee Champ Tammy Uhrich defended her title as champion speller at Caston's Spelling Bee Thursday. The 12-year-old winner is the daughter of Bob and Judy Uhrich, Kewanna. The seventh-grade student won the annual bee by correctly spelling "triumph" after spelling "weevil," the word misspelled by runner-up Jaime Smith. Jaime, an eighth-grader, is the Uhrich daughter of Smith Sally Townsend, Fulton, and Steve Smith. Tammy will represent Caston School Corporation in the Pharos-Tribune's Five County Regional Spelling Bee at 1:30 p.m. April 16 in McHale auditorium. The winner of the regional will then compete in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., with all expenses being paid by the Pharos-Tribune. Kokomo Schools Short Of Revenues KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) Kokomo city schools face a revenue shortage of $890,000 this fall that could result in an emergency loan to prevent possible staff reductions, officials said. Howard County Auditor Elva LaDow said, the shortfall is linked to property taxes that were overpaid by Delco Electronics in 1985. LaDow was forced to return more than $693,000 after school officials discovered the overpayment last year in reviewing the final distribution of property taxes. "We simply discovered we were $890,000 short. We thought it was a mathematical error. But we checked with the local auditor. It was not an error," said Lyle Mitschelen, an assistant superintendent for Kokomo-Center Township School Corp. Mitschelen said the shortfall is a significant portion of the corporation's expenditures budget, which pays for personnel. Several companies, including Delco, are major contributors of property taxes that account for school corporation revenues. : 'Kokomo relies on industry," LaDow said. "We've got big ones. Also, we lost Continental Steel. All of their valuation is still on these tax records, but we don't collect a dime because the company is in bankruptcy." The school corporation, which serves 8,200 students in 12 Kokomo schools, has a $26 million annual budget. Normally, corporations are not allowed to petition for emergency financial relief until after school boards have adopted budgets in late August. But the School Property Tax Control Board is making an exception in this case, said Kenneth Barnes, administrative officer of the board. "It's the reasonable thing to do and the best alternative for the taxpayers to consider the issue early," he explained. Barnes said his board will make a recommendation to the State Board of Tax Commissioners after a hearing with school officials next week. But the Kokomo corporation will still have to file a formal appeal this fall along with other school corporations for final action. There are several alternatives allowed under law to make up for the shortfall, Barnes said, but he described the most "workable" as a loan. If the state tax board then approves a higher property levy to pay off a loan, Barnes said it would be a one-year increase only. Onstott Onstott Wins Rochester Bee Carrie Onstott. daughter of Jim and Vicki Onstott, oi-l Fulton Ave., Rochester, won the 19!!;; Rochester Middle School Spoiling Bee Thursday. The seventh-grader captured the title by correctly spelling "donkey" after spelling "domino," the word misspelled by runner-up Beth Livingston. Beth is the seventh-grade daughter of Bill and Ruth Livingston. Rt. 2, Rochester. Carrie will represent Rochester in the Logansport Regional Spelling Bee April K; in McHale auditorium at 1:30 p.m. The National Bee will be held in Washington, D.C.. in May and the regional winner from Logansport will be serif to compete, compliments of the Pharos- Tribune. WE PREPARE ALL STATE TAX RETURNS Saturday, March 19 9 AM-4 PM Only! SALT SALE!! 80 Ib. Iron Fighter *5.49 so ib. Rock M.85 40 Lb. Iron Fighter *3.25 80 Lb. Rock $ 2.69 40 Lb Pellets *2.69 80 Lb. Red Out $ 5.69 80 Ib Pellets $4.49 50 Lb. Iron Fighter *3.89 80 Lb Solar Salt *3.54 50 Lb Red Out *3.74 50 LB. Solar 4115 U.S. East Logansport 722-2830 BOBBY LAMB'S 1st ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON 4-H PIG SALE Saturday, April 2. 1988 at 7^00 p.m. Royal Center Sale Arena in Royal Center, Indiana 125 Barrows fc 50 Gilts Heated Sale Pavilion; Food served (Consignors ) Robert Lamb, Delphi; Richard Welker, Royal Center; Don Lesher Sons, Monticello; Jim Paschen, Monticello; Steve Criswell, Idoville; Don Kremer, Monticello; Paul O'Farrell, Delphi; Ron Deno, Monticello; Roger Wood, Monticello; Chris Danner, Chalmers. For more information call evenings: (219) ,965-2577 Robert Lamb or (317) 563-6685, John Culver; Sale Day: call (219) 643-4935 or 5260. Grand Champion Gilt - Tippecanoe Co. 1987 - Danner Grand champion Gilt - White Co. 1987 - Criswell Reserve Barrow - Cass Co. 1987 - Welker Pigs will be sold from the Grand Champion Gilt 1987 Indiana State Fair. Kent Your Prom Tux of BAILEY'S Juniors & Seniors H&R BLOCK Our new location: 11 3 S. Fifth St. 753-7387 or 753-0181 SATURDAY MARCH 19 Soft Serve and Handipped Ice Cream New Shrimp Baske '2.09 , Real Pork Loin Chili Dogs Chi Chi Dogs Barbeque Curly Fries Onion Rings Introducing DOLE WHIP & NEW VANILLA 1 Hawaiian $7 Any Shave Ice f Sandwich Cones •Shakes/1 anf < •Sundaes (\ dna •Banana Splits -|> Drink Combination Now thru Wed.March 23rd II a.m. 'til 9 p.m. 7 DAYS A WEEK 508 S. Cicott 722-4504

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