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Beatrice Daily Sun (Newspaper) - August 7, 1976, Beatrice, Nebraska Beatrice daily Sun of you did t see it in the Sun it did t happen Quot saturday sunday August 7-8, 1976 15 cents Mobile health Van in Plymouth by Mouth for $65 and 45 Lutes of time residents in the Mouth area who Are patrons of the Rmer a cooperative Coop elevator i receive a Complete health screen health screens Are similar to total Sicalis including such tests As Chest ays electrocardiograms eggs of tests visual and hearing tests. He service is brought to Nebraska is by a Mobile health Van said Tom Zleben who coordinates the service his area he Van will be stationed at the Plymouth Coop service station through wednesday August la. It has been in Western and Central Nebraska and next moves to Wilber. The Van is sponsored by the local Farmers Coop through Farmland industries a regional farm Supply and marketing cooperative at Kansas City prospective clients in Plymouth Are sent introductory letters explaining the program Tottleben said and then phoned to ask w Hether or not they wish to make an appointment for a health screen. T adult costs Are $65 and children a fees Are $40. In each health screen 20 some tests Are performed on the client by five paramedical specialists. The results Are sent to the american health profiles Asp Headquarters in Nashville tenn., where medical doctors evaluate the data. A medical report with More than 110 test results is returned in about three weeks to each clients personal physician. Turn to Page 3. Col. 5 the Public is invited to come to the Gage county democrats Booth at the fair and ask these candidates any questions they desire. Weather Clear to partly Cloudy saturday night Low around 60 sunny and warmer sunday High mid to upper 80s High Westlow today 80 58 High Iowa year ago 88 65 precipitation this month .27 precipitation this year 20.75 precis to Date last year 20.82 while everyone else was watching the horse and beef shows at the Pawnee county fair Friday afternoon 12-year-old Dawn Novak of Shubert decided to take a look at the school exhibits. Pictures on Page 3. It Wilber next scheduled Stop swimming Outing ends in tragedy three dead Sun photo by Sara Marvin by John m. Willi associated press writer Council Bluffs Iowa apr a fall i remember was the bus Driver yelled a of and i looked out and everything was All Blurry a a said 13-year-old Lori ring one of the Lucky survivors of a Friday afternoon school bus crash near Neola. Three persons died in the crash while at least 30 others were sent to hospitals including the Driver. Three children did not require Hospital treatment a when i came to i was looking at my dad a a said Lori the daughter of or and mrs. Paul ring a i was out till dad Shook a National transportation safety Board investigative team saturday launched a probe of the crash of the Tri Center school District bus which was carrying a group on a privately organized Community Outing from Neola for a swim at Avoca about 22 Miles away. All were from the tiny farming Community of about persons located about 20 Miles Northeast of the Omaha Council Bluffs metropolitan area the bus hit a Bridge abutment on Iowa Highway 191 less than a mile North of Neola left its front Axle at the Point of Impact jumped onto the Bridge railing then flipped into a Ravine. The front end of the bus was sheared off and the motor fell into Mosquito Creek a just everybody started to scream As the bus overturned said Mark Stangl 13, who was on the bus with his brother and two Sisters. A the bus just went off the Road that Sall i know. It hit a Bridge the front wheels came off and it just went Over a said Stangl who crawled to safety through a shattered rear window. Stangly smother a Volunteer ambulance Driver who transported one of the dead children to a Hospital Here said she never wants to see anything like it again. A kids were lying All Over the Bank they had crawled out. Some were still trapped inside a mrs. Stangl said Mark and the other three Stangl children Tony 14, Beverly 12, and Donna to were not seriously Hurt however All four were admitted to hospitals for treatment and observation the bus came to rest on its top and teetered on the Edge of a 15-foot drop off into the Creek Iowa state trooper Don Nelsen said there is about 18 inches of water in the Creek and that Many More of the children would have died had the bus landed upside Dow n in the water. A normally there would be 54 kids on the bus a said Neola marshal Bill Somerville. However Many of those who would have gone decided to go to a county fair instead he said. Last year the Neola swimming Pool was closed because of its deteriorating condition and a Lack of Community funds to repair it. Parents then organized twice weekly trips to Avoca so the children could swim and take lessons. It was a prime afternoon for an Outing a sunny with temperatures in the Low 80s, Cool for this time of year Here the dead included Page James 8. Daughter of the bus Driver. Mrs Jim James mrs. James 39, is a licensed school bus Driver officials said. She was listed in fairly Good condition after suffering head lacerations a possible concussion and internal injuries a Hospital spokesman said the James 6-year-old daughter Marti also was on the bus she was treated for a Mouth injury and released a my Mommy is in the Hospital. I was in a bus said Marti As she bounced around the waiting room at the Hospital wearing a flowered Pink bathing suit covered by a pair of Blue shorts the blonde haired youngster had scrapes on her legs and a scratch across her Chest Willard James sr., father in Law of the Driver said mrs James a was just Tore All to the two other dead children were identified As Jim Gilbraith 8. Son of or and mrs. Lowell Gilbraith. And Robbie Hood 12, son of or and mrs. Ernest l. Hood in All 16 children and mrs James were admitted to hospitals while 13 others were treated and released the exact number of children on the bus was not known. The cause of the crash also remained a mystery. At one Point Nelsen speculated that mrs. James May have been momentarily distracted and lost control however. Nelsen later said he had not completed his investigation and would not comment further in addition to the National transportation safety Board a Spiel research engineering team from Ann Arbor Mic was scheduled to arrive saturday to begin its investigation the Michigan team also investigated a school bus crash in Yuba City Calif. Earlier this year which killed 29 persons. Gage budget to Legal Brink Gage county supervisors Are proposing a $4,028,258 budget for the 1976-77 fiscal year that amount would keep the Mill Levy in the county at about 14.26�? just under the 14.28 limit a Public hearing for the budget will be held during the regular county supervisors meeting on monday August 9, at 10 30 a m. In the com Thouse the final budget figure comes after a month of debating and slicing Down individual budget requests which far exceeded available Revenue. Budget increases included plans for a new ambulance. Jefferson fair three Day event Fairbury Jefferson county pre fair activities begin monday with Home economics judging contests. The 4-h song contests and 4-h demonstrations begin at 8 30a.m. Wednesday aug. La in the Jefferson county 4-h building the big style revue is Friday aug 13 in the 4-h building the three Day Jefferson will run monday through wednesday. Aug 16-18. Monday aug 16 the Bicentennial Parade will begin around the Tow n Square at 5 30 . Grandstand programs will be the demolition Derby monday aug 16 the tractor pull will be tuesday aug. 17 and the 4-h program and style revue will be wednesday aug 18. Candidates to visit Here Pauline Anderson w to will be running for a seat in Congress will be in the democratic Booth from 1 30 . On monday at the Gage county fair. Omaha mayor Edward Zorinsky who will be running for the Senate will be in Beatrice wednesday at a Coffee at the Holiday Villa from 4-5 30 . Following that he will also be in the democratic Booth at the Gage county Fairgrounds More week control equipment fund current ensuing tax and annual salary boosts. Year year requirement the senior Handy bus also expenses proposed is new in the budget this year general fund $867,778 $981,520 $699,972 with $16,623 proposed for its Road 1,379,206 1,561,756 671,118 fund emergency 6,944 20,541 10,000 the Road fund faces a Bridge sizeable Rise due to costs of Relief 161,747 192,850 1r9.912 Road materials and Bridges in poor fund critical condition soldiers amp 1,500 1,500 1,412 the county budget package sailors at right lists last years institutions 37,919 49,000 37.236 expenses the proposal for the noxious Weed 34,554 54,900 43,837 coming fiscal year and the control property tax it would require. Ambulance 89,759 101,315 58,3 18 some funds receive Money re appraisal 23,532 1,945 from other sources. Others do senior 16,623 not require property tax Handy bus Revenue because they have historical 3,300 18,550 13,039 enough available funds Cash society on hand. Ambulance 3,088 the inheritance tax and sinking Revenue sharing funds Are not civil defense 18,859 22,368 8,873 expenses. Crime 2,385 5,448 the inheritance tax is in commission come added to the Road fund inheritance 75,332 124,105 and Revenue sharing is the tax estimated Federal Revenue Revenue 645,113 872,745 sharing that is expected to be sharing spent. Total 3,347,934 4,028,258 1,733,742 Sun photo by Sara Marvin a warm summer Day is the Best time for water balloon fights so the Beatrice Parks and recreation department invited youngsters to Chautauqua Park Friday for a wet free for All. Above a water balloon explodes All Over a willing victim and everything else. Below while some combatants refill their weapons at a Park drinking Fountain Linda Edwards sprays a Stream of water at anyone who dares come near. Next week s playground program will be More peaceful a trip to the Gage county historical museum on wednesday

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