The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 29, 1996 · Page 22
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•to SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2! 3, 1996 MONEY THE SALINA JOURNAL PERSONALS Free joins Prudential office Jody Free has joined the Prudential Great Plain Salina office as a sales representative. The office at 645 E. Crawford provides financial services, including health insurance, life insurance and mutual funds. Free formerly worked for the Salina General Services Department. Jones rejoins A-1 movers Ann Jones has rejoined A-1 Metro Movers of Salina, 207 W. Schilling. Jones is a sales repre- ^sentative for cen- O tral Kansas. , Jones worked A-1 between 1990 and 1993 be- ftre she left the .firm to open Ann's Kinder Care, 640 Scott. The care center closed last sum- Wage / YMCA raises dues BUILDING PERMITS garner joins radio group Joe Warner has joined Eagle •'Broadcasting "Company as a Marketing and ''research consul- p <ant. Eagle "Broadcasting Howns six Kansas radio stations, "ftcluding KSAL andKYEZin Warner formerly headed Joe IWarner Marketing & Consulting, '315 Laura. f~.iz-- Allen joins sheriff's office -rii Barb Allen has been named a -Cecords clerk at Saline County .'Sheriffs Office. Barb was former- jl/y a senior corrections officer " the Office. FROM PAGE C1 "It's too early to say what will happen or how much it will cost." One employer that does know how much it will cost to meet the new wage rates is the Salina Family YMCA. Philip Curies, executive director of the nonprofit organization at 570 YMCA Drive, said about 30 of the organization's 150 employees are paid $4.25 an hour. Curies said the organization's payroll will grow by $20,000 to $820,000 because of the new wage law, and that an extra $50,000 will be added on by next September. "We had to increase our membership fee in order to finance the gap created in our funds because of the (the new minimum wage)," Curies said. "We won't lay off any workers, but we'll take a financial beating." County Seat, a Dallas-based clothing chain with a store at Central Mall, pays two of its workers minimum wage and is considering paying all seven employees more. Store manager Todd Funk said he brought up the issue at a meet- T BROADCASTING AWARDS .Houser returns to KABI .J"' ABILENE — Gary Houser has , returned to the Abilene radio sta- j&bn KABI 1560 AM, where he will Jftost the morning show. Houser formerly hosted the morning show at KINA 910 AM in Salina. ' Jean curry 2737 Belmont 823-5129 We'll always be there for you. Shelter Insurance Cos., Home Office: Columbia, MO 1 Donna Begnoche Virginia Brown BEHIND THE SCENES If I'm not immediately available, you'll enjoy great performance in "a supporting role by Donna , Begnoche, Licensed Representative and Virginia Brown, .Licensed Representative. Norm Pihl 14QO-B S. Santa Fe 30 years of service to Salina Community 827-0447 RJCAN FAMIL\ XUTO'HOMEWSWSS HEALTH~LIFr 1938 1939 1945 1980' 1956 1961 1963 1967 1968 1974 1975 1976 1978 1979 1980 1981 1990 1991 1996 $0.25 $0.30 $0.40 $0,75 $1.00 $1.15 $1.25 $1.40 $1.60 $2.00 $2.10 $2.30 $2.65 $2.90 $3.10 $3.35 $3.80 $4.25 $4.75 Source: U.S. Labor Department ing with the management of County Seat last month. "Some of my workers have fought their way up from $4.25 to $6-$7 an hour, and now that gain will be erased in a single move," Funk said. Sara Hagelie, a County Seat human resources official, said the company plans to hike wages for some employees in the lower wage-tier to make it "fairer for those who have been with us for a while." Some economists worry that increasing the minimum wage will lead companies to cut costs by laying off workers. "What the increase gives to some low-income earners, it takes from others," said Boyd at Kansas Wesleyan. "There have been layoffs every time the minimum wage has been changed." But Dreiling, who has followed wage trends in Salina for the past 25 years, said there's not enough data to support that theory. In examining the past nine increases in minimum wage, he said, neither inflation nor job creation was affected. "Workers have to have this increase in order to maintain their buying power," he said. These are the permits issued recently by the Salina Permits and Inspection Department and the Saline County Planning and Zoning Department. SALINA Commercial — 138 S. Eighth, Christ Cathedral, new roof, $13,000. 400 S. Santa Fe, Salina Regional Health Center, new interior walls and doors, $19,500. 139 N. Penn, Salina Regional Health Center, interior renovation, $85,000. ETS Enviro Tech Services, inc. 316 N.Ohio, Salina, KS (913) 827-1682 135 E. Claflin, Hodges & Hodges medical clinic, remove walls, $5,000. 2251 E. Crawford, Sterling House, build 6,600-square-foot wing on the new building, $200,000. 158 S. 10th, Shepherd's Gate, install bathroom, $2,000. 600 S. Broadway, Pizza Hut America, replace shingles, $2,000. Garage — 857 S. llth, Edward Bennett, $10,000. Residential miscellaneous — 2427 Brookwood, Ann Burgess, egress window, $1,450. Your Local Source for Quality Environmental Services Phase I F.nvi run men r.il Property Transfer Assessments Soil and Ciroundwater lestinp AslH'stos ^ampmii; Soil Testing Laboratory Services Fax (913)827-8765 INTEREST RATES Beloit radio, KOOD-TV win honors By The Journal Staff The 1996 Kansas Association of Broadcasters award for Small Market Radio Station of the Year went to KVSV-FM in Beloit. Other north-central and northwest Kansas radio and television stations honored are: • In the medium radio market, K2BZ-FM in Salina won first and second for public service announcement, first for in-depth reporting in a series and second for station promotion announcement. KSAL-AM in Salina won for best public affairs program and was runner-up for complete newscast. KJLS-FM in Hays won two categories, including production intensive commercial. KSAJ-FM in Abilene won first for humorous commercial. KBLS-FM in Abilene won second for in-depth reporting in a series. • In the small radio market, KVSV-FM took home first prizes for complete newscast, public af- fairs program, single topic news coverage, humorous commercial and public service announcement. KCLY-FM in Clay Center won three first prizes, including sports play-by-play. • In non-metro television, public television station KOOD in Bunker Hill won four firsts, including public affairs program., cultural program, single topic news coverage and sports. KBSH, Hays, won two firsts in the 30-second commercial category. 1. TAX-FREE MUNICIPAL BONDS** IMENTGI 7.80% 3. U.S. GOVERNMENT GUARANTEED BONDS Rates Effective as of 9-23-96 * Rate expressed as a yield to maturity * May be subject to alternative minimum tax. Jack Schwartz Retirement Planning 111 S. 5th 913-823-3035 . 1-800-823-3034 LINSCO/PRIVATE LEDGER MEMBER NASD and SIPC joins Security board '"••- Gary Ray has been elected to •^e board of directors at Security -"Savings Bank at ••817 S. Santa Fe. :*•? Ray founded MarketAide Ser, Vices.1300 E. 1 ifon, a market- Ing research, ad- •-vertising and di- •¥ect mail firm, in '4975. He previ- RAY jpusly served on : ihe boards of St. John's Hospital, Stfce YMCA and United Way. 5" .;„ From Staff Reports What do bankers from North Carolina know about the Midwest? We couldn't think of anything either. The proposed acquisition of Boatmen's by NationsBank will cause more thanjust sign changes. Decisions that impact our community, local businesses, and you will be made by leadership that is halfway across the country. But change can also be a good thing, and if you are a Boatmen's or Bank IV customer, now is the time to consider it. You see, for most of the century, UMB Bank has helped people in this part of the country prosper. We approach your business, whether it is commercial, personal or trust, with the values of an organization that has strong roots here. Not just branches. So, if you want service from people you know, a business decision from someone you have actually met and the rock-solid stability of a bank that is not for sale, then we invite you to make a change for the better. Change to UMB. BANK America's Strongest Banks www.umb.com MEMBER FDIC

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