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Wellsboro Gazette (Newspaper) - July 30, 1986, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania Inside The MARKETPLACE MU links up Farmers donate hay Wellsboro water safe Fair entertainment pg 1 pg 2 pg 9 pg 7 The Wellsboro 40 per copy see page 8 The dial tone has it Many will notice better phone service by Wendy Sherman The employee picked up the tele- phone and noticed a different tone emitting from the receiver ing and wondering What is wrong with the he dialed a number Surprised he noticed that the call went through with out a series of clicking noises What was Absolutely nothing The new dial tone and rapid dial are part of the new system that was put into service bv the Com- Telephone Company for part of the exchanges this week Those in the Wellsboro area who have telephone numbers ranging from 724 4999 will notice the change immediately However those who have telephone numbers from 7245000 to 7248999 will be placed on the new later this year The entire is scheduled to be completed October The million project includes the replacement of Wellsboro s ex isting mechanical switching ment with state of the art digital equipment Jim Mosso of Common wealth said the new controlled switch will not only im prove the overall quality of telephone service but will also vide customers with the necessary groundwork to receive todays and tomorrow s communication in- novations The new digital that will be in placed by the end October will also be capable of handling other long distance telephone companies such as MCI or Sprint A spokesperson from the tele- phone company pointed out that the new digital would be able to handle other long distance telephone carriers if they are able but presently they are not If these carriers decided to service the Wellsboro area in the future the new could provide equal cess Also with the new should a customer take their telephone off ration formerly Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises Inc C TEC Corporation is organized into four operating groups of diversified the hook a recording will come on telling the person that they have left the receiver off the hook The ding will repeat several times then a loud beeping tone will come through the receiver Approximate ly 15 seconds later the telephone will automatically go dead The customer can resume tele- phone service by hanging up the receiver In addition new services will be provided through the system in eluding S Call forwarding with this service a customer can program a telephone number into tele- phone and have telephone calls forwarded to a telephone ber where that customer will be S Call waiting will provide a second line on a customer s tele- phone When a customer is using telephone they will hear a beeping noise which will indicate that another call is coming through The customer can hit the flash button to put the one call on hold and answer the other call Three way calling will allow a customer to hold an intercom type call to talk with two different par ties at the same time S Speed dialing will allow customer to program important numbers into the telephone and reach those particular parties by di aling one number For instance the police telephone number may be listed under number two To reach the police the customer need only dial two Any customer who doubts the au of the caller may verify the information by calling the tele- phone company at 717 This is a toll-free call for all Wells boro customers Commonwealth Telephone Com pany is a subsidiary of C GROW gets easement to trim trees at airport Growth Resources Foundation of Wellsboro GROW has purchased air easements near the Grand Can yon Airport in Shippen Townships and has arranged to remove a ber of trees that were causing a haz ard to landing aircraft and could have resulted in the airport s clos ing Last August the state Bureau of Aviation informed GROW that the trees were obstructing the ap proach to one of the runways at the airport putting it in violation of Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations We were told that unless the obstructions were removed the Bu reau would close the airport GROW Executive Secretary Mary said After further discussion er the Bureau said they would not close the airport but would instead establish a displaced runway by painting a line on it indicating to pilots that they could not approach from that direction In the meantime said GROW had Boyer Kantz survey the specific area the Bureau was talking about We learned there were five or six acres of trees at the end of the runway and a few at one side of the runway that had to be re moved The Grand Canvon Airport is currently owned by the Common wealth of Pennsylvania and is administered through the Depart ment of Bureau of Aviation she explained Because GROW exists to promote the eco nomic climate of the Wellsboro area it has a vested interest in see ing that the airport is available In order to remove the obstacles GROW approached the owners of the property on which the trees were located John and Martha Kelly were asked for an easement on the 6 1 6 acres of land they own that immedi ately adjoins the airport The Kellys agreed to the ment which allows GROW to come on the property and remove anv trees that might be obstructing the runways In return they would re the net profit derived from the sale of timber from the trees re moved In addition GROW obtained easements from two other property owners in the area who each had under an acre of land involved They are Mr and Mrs R and Mr and Mrs Samuel M Houston YEAR NO 37 WELLSBORO PA WEDNESDAY JULY 30 1986 USPS know only two tunes one of them is Yankee and the other isn t S Grant 1822 1885 communications and high gy companies It provides cable television in- formation services consulting engineering facilities management and mobile services to a broad range of customers McGrath named to new post at Housing Auth James McGrath Section 8 Pro gram Manager for the County Housing Au has been named Acting Deputy Executive Director or the Authority for a year beginning Sept 1 McGrath will replace Michael Egan who will hold the post of Act ing Executive Director during the absence of Executive Director Dick Cornelius Cornelius will begin a vear s leave on Sept 1 McGrath s appointment was ap proved by the Tioga Housing Authority at its regular meeting on Monday 28 at Wellsboro In addition to the Authority tors the meeting was attended by Senator Roger A Madigan Other matters at the meeting included approval of Albert Junker of Sayre as the Authority auditor for a fee of 500 the hiring of Forer as the Cowanesque Case tor for the Section 8 Rental ance Program approval of a serv ice agreement with the Endless Mountain Trans Authority for 198687 MU to graduate 100 on Aug 10th Brenda Chalmers a Mansfield University alumna class of 1968 will be the featured speker at MU s commencement ceremonies being held next Sunday Aug 10 on campus at Straughn Auditorium p m Sixty-nine bachelor degrees and 31 masters degrees will be awarded Chalmers who received her Bach elor of Arts degree in French from MU teaches French in grades 8 and 9 in the Pocono Junior High School Pocono Mountain School District near Scranton Chalmers was among the 10 final ists in the 1986 Commonwealth Teacher of the Year competition During the recognition ceremonies at Governor Dick Thornburgh said of the finalists Teaching is an art and excellence in teaching is a fine art It is with great pride that we honor these 10 men and women who represent outstanding teachers throughout Pennsylvania Chalmers interviewed at the time she was named a finalist said I have good feelings about my days at Mansfield There were very good teachers there too I developed at Mansfield Man charged in fatal mishap Following a accident in which a Ulysses man was killed Arthur John Collins 36 of P O Box 504 Whitney Point NY was charged with homicide by motor hicle based on three traffic counts speeding failure to keep right and driving a vehicle with bald tires Collins arraigned on the cide by motor vehicle charge before Mansfield District Justice Eleanor Trask on Monday July 28 following the mishap was released on cash bail A preliminary hearing has been set before Trask for Wednesday Aug 20 at 10 a m The homicide by motor vehicle charge a misdemeanor of the first degree carries a maximum fine and 5 year prison term The mishap occurred on Monday July 28 at II 45 a m on Route 6 in the Village of Sullivan Township Tioga County Pa Collins was driving a 1980 Ford truck loaded with chickens and chicken parts west toward field on Route 6 when the vehicle went into the opposite lane where it was struck in the left side by a er rig driven by Edward P Graves 41 of Box 86 Ulysses The cab of the GMC truck tractor was demolished pinning Graves in side The tanker trailer of Graves unit was punctured releasing hot asphalt oil onto the roadway The oil was contained prior to running into nearby Corey Creek Graves was pronounced dead of a crushed skull at the scene by Tioga County Deputy Coroner Lee Harvey Graves body was then taken to Soldiers Sailors Memorial tal where according to Tioga Coun ty Medical Examiner Dr James L Wilson an autopsy was performed cology report yet but our exam shows that Mr Graves died of a tured skull and cerebral laceration with hemorrhage and multiple ex- treme injuries Collins vehicle was demolished He was taken to Soldiers Sailors Memorial Hospital by Mansfield ambulance treated and released The spilled asphalt material is ex to be cleaned up by the end according to officials of the Pa Department of tal Resources Heavy equipment will be used for most of the clean up and it is not believed that there was an significant environmental dam age to the area Area Agency on Aging needs drivers for meals The Area Agency on Aging Home delivery meal drivers serve a dual purpose delivering meals to the elderly and homebound they serve as a safety cheek in cases where the homebound may have fallen or become suddenly ill Drivers are paid 21 cents a mile The Wellsboro Area needs drivers Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays and another driver is needed to deliver meals in the Stony Fork area The meals are picked up at the Hospitality House on Queen St in Wellsboro Additional volunteers are needed for serving meals and helping to with clean up work Area farmers are aiding brothers in dry south AND of Delmar have entered an air element agreement with GROW by Sherman by Wendy Sherman This time of the year it is not unu sual for a passerby to see a farmer working in a field laden with cut hay Busily baling and loading the hay the farmer readies to feed his stock Nice picture isn't if Except in the southeast where there has been little or no rain farmers can t cut bale or load hay because the crops have dried up with the intense heat Without hay livestock owned by the southern farmers can perish and knowing this the Tioga County Cooperative Extension Service has gone into action to help the south As of this Saturday these farmers will begin getting help through their brother farmers in Tioga County In a related story carried in the Marketplace section of this week's newspaper Earle Robbins of the Extension Service said that a true of hay donated by GTE Sylvania of Wellsboro will be ing the area this Saturday Aug 2 He learned after the story was printed that a tractor-trailer truck loaded with hay will also be leaving Tioga ty the Liberty this Saturday The truck was donated by Hatfield Meat Packing of Hatfield Pa to make the trip to the south loaded with hay donated by Liberty area farmers The truck will be loading at about 9 a m on Saturday at the Liberty Township building And more hay will soon be on the way if enough trucks to carry it can be found Robbins said that the program to aid the south will be in- tensive Robbins explained that although area farmers have donated enough hay for three more truckloads trucks to carry the hay south are desperately needed Me stressed that a spokesman from the Georgia Department of said that money was able to help with the costs of ing the trucks can be found In addition to those fanners who have donated hay and are listed in the story which appears in the section of this week's newspaper are two others who also donated to the cause They are Paul of Nauvoo and Dick Rinnan of Center For more details about the hay help operation fn Tioga turn to DESSERT So it seems when Matthew Sterling 3 son of Verle and Janice Sterling of Millerton decided to try the made ice cream and strawberries first during the Roseville Strawberry Festival held on The Green in Roseville on day July 26 Although surrounded by a variety of other foods made a quick decision of what he wanted most by Sherman Commissioners allocate funds to programs by Lisa Sekellick Eight of 11 Tioga County Human Services agencies that applied for grants from the county s allocation of Human Service Development Fund monies will receive letters this week advising them that they will receive some or all of their requested funding Under a revised distribution ior mula that eliminated a 000 base amount to each receiving funds and used population and poverty levels to determine alloca tions Tioga is currently set to receive 156 in Human Services funds down nearly from the 127 received in 1985 The new formula was tacked onto the state budget just before its adop tion in the same amendment that withholds disti of the funds until Dec 1 the gu election In new legislation passed vester day by the state House of and expected to be passed by the Senate Wednesday July 30 counties receiving HSD funds would get an amount equal to last year s allocation In addition the legislature could approve a increase over that amount The legislation would also nate the December release date making the money available imme So if the funding level is returned to last year s Tioga County s alloca lion would total 127 the same amount the county received in 1985 That would give the county an m crease of over this proposed allocation In addition if the 3 increase is approved Tioga would also receive 119 on top of the bringing the county s total 1986 allo cation to 246 According to Tioga County Hu man Services Department Kravas Commission ers O Richard Bartlett Brian Edgcomb and Van Emmons have de- to advise the agencies of the grants they will receive with the un that the may not be available until Dec 1 Set to receive grants for this year are Hope Consolidated Services Inc for a custodial training and employment program for disabled adults Free booklets available to public Pennsylvania Commission for Women Director Christine Myers Crist has announced the ty of two free U the public Divorce and Harassment on Both publications five a and detailed explanation of important for vania women theve will helpciticens rights and provide with the information necessary to take said Crist The original request was 771 v North Penn Home and Center Services 500 to provide home delivered meals and homemaker services to the elderly North Penn Home Health Agency 000 to assist with the start-up for a Hospice Care pro gram for individuals who are termi ill and have a life of six months or less The original request was 101 Guideline Information and Re ferral Service 000 to cover opera tions costs Originally Guideline had requested either to cover costs of operation 000 to provide complete information and referral sen ice for all county agen cies The Tioga County Women s Co 000 to be used to fund the organizations newsletter workshops and prov ide educational opportunities to area women who are heading households The origi nal request was for 000 The Endless Mountains Trans Authority 500 for exist ing programs now operating in Tio ga County including fixed route transportation for the elderly had originally requested The American Cancer Society to help finance the Road to Recovery program which Iran sports cancer patients to hospitals and treatment centes The Wellsboro Area School District to fund a special educational program for students who have been judged to be too dis ruptive for the regular classroom The total for the programs is with the balance going to cover the costs of administering the program While advising the agencies that they have been selected to receive grants the commissioners warned that at the present time the funds will not be available until Dec 1 If an agency agrees to accept the grant it is with the understanding that the agency must cover all the costs of starting the proposed pro gram until Dec 1 when they can be reimbursed with funds We are distributing the grants based on the amount we have currently been allocated which ac cording to the formula currently in use is 156 John Kravas said If that amount is increased by the then the Commissioners will consider the original grant requests and determine whether e will fund all or a portion of those that had to be cut The agencies that bave received grants have until Friday Aug 8 to decide whether or not they will cept the money under the terms prescribed by the Commissioners
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