The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 21, 1986 · Page 10
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 10

Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, January 21, 1986
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Local/Kansas 2 The Salina Journal Tuesday, January 21,1986 Page It) Briefly School board to receive audit Salina School Board members will receive the annual school system audit report from Kennedy and Coe Wednesday at their regular meeting. Other proposals the board is to consider the offering of a class for credit to employees, in handling emergencies at school. The class would teach employees first aid and cardio-pullmonary resusitation. Board members will also consider granting credit for faculty involved in the upcomming summer session of All-Star Training, the district's student leadership program. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m in room 200 of the City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. Bledsoe now in stable condition A 3&-year-old Salina man injured during a seige with police last week was in stable condition Monday at St. John's Hospital, a nursing supervisor said. Sam Bledsoe, 1017 Gypsum, had smoke inhalation injuries and second-degree burns on his back, hands and arms, after he was pulled from his house, which was burning and filled with tear gas early Wednesday. Bledsoe was the only one injured in the seige, which lasted from 7:40 p.m. Tuesday until about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was in critical condition at St. John's intensive care unit Wednesday night. Bledsoe allegedly fired a shotgun at a neighbor and several police officers and refused to leave his house, according to police. Charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer are pending. Fire does little damage to school By Harris News Service RUSSELL — An early morning fire Monday in Russell gave Russell High School students a three-day weekend. The Russell City Fire Department was called to the nigh school at about 1 a.m. after a fire had started in the boiler room. Russell Superintendent Lee Tarrant said the fire started when one of the school's boilers did not shut off properly. Damage to the building was minimal. The school's two boilers are about 25 years old, Tarrant said. School was canceled because the school's second boiler was not hooked up. Tarrant said he hoped classes would resume today. Motorists slow down on roads TOPEKA (AP) — The average speed of motorists traveling Kansas highways went down between the third and fourth quarters of 1985, the state Department of Transportation reported. Monitoring the speed of vehicles at 22 locations statewide, the department found that in the October-to-December quarter the average speed was 54.4 miles an hour. That compared with 55.6 mph in the July-to-September quarter. The quarterly study showed 53.1 percent of Kansas motorists were obeying the 55 mph speed limit. States face possible loss of federal highway funds if the compliance rate falls below 50 percent. The 55 mph speed limit is observed the least by drivers on urban interstate highways, the survey showed. Only 40.1 percent of the vehicles driving those routes were complying with the national speed limit. Information sought about body CHESTER, Neb. — Authorities are looking for any information that can help identify a young boy who was found dead near Chester, which borders Kansas along the Republic County line. The boy is about 9 years old, white, has blond hair, weighs 55 pounds and is about 4 feet, 2 inches in height, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. He has a gap between his front teeth, a small brown birthmark on the inside of his right calf, and a small circular scar on his right forearm, the statement said. He was found wearing blue pajamas with a zipper on the front on Dec. 24, in a ditch on U.S. 81, about 1% miles northeast of Chester, the statement said. He might have been seen at Sidney, Neb., on Dec. 12, traveling with a man and two women, the statement said, and he also may have been seen with the same group at a rest area in Grand Island, Neb., and a truck stop in Belleville. Anyone who has information about the boy should call the KBI at 2326000 or toll-free in Kansas, 1-800-KS CRIME. KERTH GAMBLE LINCOLN, KANSAS QUITTING BUSINESS HARDWARE HOUSEWARES MOWERS GIFTS TOYS FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT ALL SALES FINAL— CASH ONLY NO EXCHANGES— NO REFUNDS Salvation Army plans new projects By CAROL LICHTl Staff Writer Salinans serving Salinans is how Salvation Army Capt. Richard Forney plans to bridge the gap between the city's needy and the more fortunate. In the past five months of his 16 years in the army's ministry, Forney has directed the Salina army's operations and developed plans to achieve his goal. His plans for the army would involve more people in programs that serve the poor. One such project would be serving meals for low-income families, the unemployed and senior citizens on a walk-in basis. The need for such a program exists, Forney said, almost as much as soup kitchens were needed during the Depression. The army has the space, equipment and food to run such a project, he said. Forney hopes to find a retired person to coordinate the program. He has visited other cities with similar programs and plans to visit more to learn what type of operation would work best in Salina. The food for the project would come from donations, which the army has received an abundance of during the past few months, and food given out of government surpluses. Forney said he would try to get local churches involved in donating money for the meal program. He wants to launch the program by mid-Februrary. "There are a lot of people who don't realize the amount of low- income families that are here," Forney said. Forney also is working with the Salina School District to begin a project he refers to as the "School Clothes Closet." Clothes selected from the supply at the the army's store would be given to each school in Saline County, he said. This project, he said, would strengthen teacher-student relationships. If a teacher notices that a student Scott Wllllami Salina Salvation Army Capt. Richard Forney tells how donated food will be used to launch a walk-in soup kitchen for the needy. is wearing the same clothes each day, the teacher can privately ask the student if a change of clothes is needed, he said. Because of that exchange, the student will be more apt to go to the teacher for help if another problem exists. Forney also is planning an after- school gymnasium program that would open the army's gym to school children from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day. That project is expected to begin in mid-February. The after-school program would also have a director who along with others would help watch the children and provide a snack. A small donation would be required for each child in the program, he said. Members of the community will also be involved in the formation of a disaster team. The team will be trained to deal with problems that would occur in the event of a disaster, he said. The group, which will meet before the end of January, will have a designated chain of command and uniforms. "We have a lot of optimism for the future," Forney said of his plans. To help finance these new pro- grams, Forney said, the army's gym will be available to groups willing to make $20 donations for an hour. From that $20, $5 will be used to pay utilities, $5 for the walk-in meals program, $5 for the after-school program and $5 for a custodian. "It really bothers me to see that beautiful gym empty," he said. "If it would be used 24 hours a day, I'd love it." Seminar for parents scheduled A seminar called "The Parent Connection" will be offered by the staff of Salina Youth Care. The seminar, for parents of adolescents, will focus on problem solving, interacting and developing relationships. It will be conducted from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on twelve consecutive Mondays, begining Feb. 3, at the Salina Youth Care Foundation, 157 S. Tenth Street. The Youth Care staff hopes to lead open discussions on topics such as discipline, sexuality, hygiene, nutrition and substance abuse. It could be working for you right now at Capitol Federal. We offer a variety of financial services to fit your savings needs. Come to Capitol Federal today and we'll show you the service and safety that earned us the slogan— "The Most Trusted Name in Savings." Capitol FSLK Insured to $100,000 Per Account EQUAL HOUSING LENDER 2550 SOUTH 9Jh, SALINA Phone 825-7121 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5:30

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