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   Winslow Mail (Newspaper) - November 30, 1983, Winslow, Arizona                                Corporation 3322 South TSira Lake iT 8^11  WINSLO  Class Postage Paid at Arizona 86047  USPS 247-160  1894 Volume 90 Number 42  November 30,1983  Copy 25 Voice Support Of Site During Winslow Little Singer School was awarded the Sweepstakes as had more than 100 entries In a. the top float in Winslow's recent 37th annual Christmas more than an hour to march through the downtown The sponsored by the Winslow Chamber of Com- drew a crowd estimated at nearly 20!  Deal Ballot Measure To Enlarge County Julia across Navajo County are urging registered voters to approve the board issue at the voting polls on Dec. 13.  Better Representation in Navajo a committee of citizens from areas of the county headed by John Potts of Show is spreading the word about the upcoming election to area citizens in campaigning in favor of initiating a board for better committee also includes Supervisors Chairman Pete Shumway of Clyde Brazieal of Show Jane Stratman of the area and Mae Harmon and Flake Willis of and Allan Drew Shumway and Willard Guttery of the This Paul Barger Editor and was good to see so many Winslow area citizens attending the hearing Friday afternoon concerning the location of a security prison at the old Job Corps was also good to see the widespread support the project seems to have in the were concerns and the officials from the Department of Corrections dealt with them in a forthright That helped resolve what doubts there may have been about the the full support of the this project may become a reality in a year or Arizona is needing more prison but state officials are not anxious to locate such units in an area where they are not the comments expressed at Friday's it would appear that Winslow would welcome this which could mean an investment of million or more in the area and more than 200 new permanent prison would contribute much to the economy in the form of salaries and the state also attempts to buy from local business concerns wherever are drawbacks to just about any kind of but it seems to me that there are far more assets than liabilities in this proposed prison For I hope that it is approved by the various state agencies and that work can begin on it after next July 1, when funding would be * * telephone number I gave last week to call about adoptions was apparently I am but I wrote the article from material I thought was you are interested in adopting a I am sure you can get the necessary information by calling the Youth and Families Division of the Department of Economic Security in Those numbers are 269-6208 and 255-5437. I am sure they can put you in contact with the right member to deliver an opinion on the board closer you can keep the government to the the better representation they will says attempts to label the upcoming special election an Indian vs. non-Indian issue are absurd because the concept of representation by five districts favors all of the different groups in Navajo including the who constitute almost one-half of the county's to 1980 U.S. census Navajo County has 67,629 Of these 30,655 are reservation A total of 20,275 live on the Navajo Indian 4,216 on the Hopi Indian Reservation and 6,164 on the White Mountain Apache Indian a board was voted Shumway two things would have to be representation would need given to all areas of the 250-mile long county and policies would need to be established to insure representation to every individual regardless of The methods of available financing to the various types of governmental entities File For the filing deadline arrived at 5 p.m. Nov. 23, there were three candidates for mayor of the City of Winslow and five candidates for the three city council seats to be candidates for mayor at the election will Georgia Walter former police and Joel who is currently serving on the council and is the city's vice candidates for the city council Mel Leonard Carol Time To pointing to the crumpled fender on the family You haven't been pouring all those insurance payments down the and Curtis terms of three incumbent council Kenneth Pete Madrid Jr. and Martin do not expire until 1986. They will continue on the primary election is scheduled for Feb. 6, and the general election is scheduled for Mar. 12.  wishing to vote in the primary election must be registered with Navajo County by Dec. 16. Citizens may register with any county deputy registrar or at the Winslow City 21 Williamson having questions concerning the election or registration procedure should call City Clerk Lily Martinez at the city if a resident were previously registered with the but not with the he or she must register now with the as the county will be handling the voter registration rolls for the need he a he view a future with less conflicts among communities and He went on to say installing a board in Coconino County has been advantageous to the people there and that the county government is running smoothly under its present Navajo Apache three of its supervisors are reservation In recent including the Navajo County have expressed concern that the county's board could be easily dominated by tax-exempt Indian residents in two of its three districts and that having three members and two reservation members would mean better representation for the entire a break from Tuesday's Supervisor Percy the Navajo said he favors staying with the three He may be true you're bringing closer but there are certain groups of particularly whose representation would be taken away from Deal stated that On Page 8  Weather  Low Nov. 22 45 22  Mike should know within three weeks whether it will have a State Department of Corrections facility as a That is what State Representative John Wettaw told a capacity gathering at the Police Court Complex last Friday former Job Corps on Tucker about nine miles west of Winslow is one of the possible locations for a security In addition to Gila Yuma and Tucson are being considered for the two or three facilities it will take to house an additional 1,500 Tucker Mesa land is state owned and utilities are which would make the construction of prison less some of the buildings at the site would be with some informed the gathering that the Committee on Prisons and Floods will reconvene in Phoenix on Dec. 5 and a decision on where the prisons will be located will be made shortly Even if Winslow were Wettaw said that would not begin until at least next July because the funds are not available in this year's addition to three members of the Department of Dr. James Lloyd Bramlett and Jack attended the public information the director of the explained that type of facility being considered for possible placement on Tucker Mesa would be a The facility would have 400 beds for medium security prisoners and 100 beds for minimum security told the audience that security offenders only require periodic supervision and are on their way out of the He would not work in town without direct corrections facility near Winslow would provide the community with uH excess of million and would employ between 200 and 250 according to Most of the 80 to 90 be hired from the local job as Ricketts are more likely to stay and we want to avoid large personnel purpose of the Wettaw have to know if it is It appeared as though most in attendance did favor the In fact near the end of the Rep. Wettaw asked for a show of hands and only one person raised a hand in than a dozen individuals expressed their view during the the District 2 representative on the Navajo County Board of said that the board members support the as Butler stressed that the proposed site is actually located in Coconino County and the project would require the approval of the Coconino Board of Butler added that reports indicate that support the Mayor Georgia Metzger mentioned that the Winslow City Council had drafted a statement favoring the proposal at last Tuesday's council James Burns of St. Joseph's Catholic Church expressed his opinion on the saying it is a thing for the He mentioned that he has previously worked at similar facilities in Safford and Fort Grant and that there were very few Littrell inquired if local contractors would be used during the construction Dr. Ricketts said that the department's policy is to make every possible effort to use local materials and The construction facility has been estimated to cost between and Martinez told the that he had been the dean of student services at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher for six years and truly when he visited the facilities in Safford and Fort He mentioned that Eastern Arizona College continues to employ inmates of the Safford facility to clean up the campus They have used these inmates for 10 years and have had no Tyler endorsed the and asked Dr. Ricketts if the Winslow hospital and community counseling services would be used by the Ricketts said that the prison would attempt to utilize local facilities as much as He also said that the prison would hire a medical Beverly asked if Winslow could be assured that it would not receive maximum security prisoners from Rep. Wettaw explained that the facility could not become a maximum security prison without legislature approval and that Winslow citizens would be given the opportunity to voice their opinion on such a Ricketts said that the facility would not be built to handle maximum security lone to voice opposition On Page 8  Bashas' Grocery Store No. 39 in will open for business at 9 a.m. Dec. 4, according to Cynthia of the The grocery chain is over Babbitt's grocery location in Page and Cottonwood on that manager has yet to be named and personnel decisions have not yet been will be no closing for renovations at this Ms. but there may be some remodeling in the store will maintain the same store hours Babbitt's the hours are Monday through 8-8; and 9-7 on Sentenced In Federal 23 Nov. 24 Nov. 25 Nov. 26 Nov. 27 Nov. 28 Nov. 29  52  44 46 50  29  19 17 19  Fair skies with slightly warmer temperatures through the motion for a new trial was denied and Jay V. Flake was convicted of two counts of federal income tax perjury by U.S. District Court Judge William Copple in Phoenix on now former Navajo County attorney due to the was placed on four years of and ordered to pay the cost of to be determined at a later as well as perform 800 hours of community service comprised of eight hours a week for the first two to the who reportedly will appeal his own will be suspended from the Arizona State Bar Association and will be automatically disbarred if his appeal does not overturn the Tuesday's meeting of the Navajo County Board of Chief Deputy County Attorney Warner Leppin was placed in charge of the county office until someone is appointed to the elected  

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