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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - April 10, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Pro Forfar combined fhe Ever eff Republican established 1812 174th year 34 april 198 lips m77 2000 single copy 35 cents Council delays hiring a chief More Page 5 Mabel Hoffman of the Chaneysville senior citizens receives her Crown wednesday after winning the senior America Crown at Atlantic City on wednes she represented Bedford county and Pennsylvania in the Competition that featured 22 state winners Over the age of doing the Crown ing is a former Jan Dickie Hoffman wins senior Crown Atlantic there she senior and Shes Mabel Hoffman of Clearville re representing the Chaneysville senior bed Ford county and Mabel won the senior America Crown in a 22state com petition at the resort Casino wednesday the pageant is for women 60 years of age and and is judged in evening gown and personal interview the pageant organizers Are looking for the woman with inner has a Standard response to time May wrinkle my but it cant wrinkle my she entered the contest at the state level last fall to promote senior to show we do something besides sit in rocking chairs and bake we do those things for Mabel and her Frenis the senior citizen category Means such activities As serving in the civil air patrol in and studying computers at Frostburg state col Mabel is an assistant state director for american association of retired serving Western Maryland in that Volunteer capacity she has been president of the Everett lioness and takes Fly ing the hoffmans moved to Bedford county about five years she retired As financial director of the Montgomery school her husband was a she wowed pm in Atlantic according to her local supporters who filled two buses for a trip to the another Busload of Mabel backers came with her two children from some people filled the resorts room for the which included an exceptional array of for second place went to a tap and congeniality was an accor Dian player from Mabel delivered a comic monologue for her the presentation involves a split half Man and half woman with Mabel playing both roles in Story about a proxy pappa somewhat spicy tale of mistake Everett High schoo English teacher Beth Engle Coache the new America on her presen those attending said they though Mabel was a popular Winner Amon the and when she a picked in the top five Gav her supporters in the front of the room a thumbs up and Wink before the moment she local streams flood Low areas a weekend of Snow and More rain raised fears of Flash flooding throughout Bedford for the most part Only flood prone areas in the Western part of the county along bobs Creek and Dunnings Creek were hit by High Alum Bank firemen were Busy most of saturday As they pumped water from basements and alerted residents of Lowling areas to leave their there was considerable but nothing like 77 or said Alum Bank chief Ken residents of the Camp pleasant and Camp Wayside areas were encouraged to evacuate to higher water was about three feet deep in some sections of Camp plea Sant and Over the Road at Camp Alum Bank volunteers pumped water from basements most of the Miller said he responded at 3 sunday to pump out another Imler area firemen spent most of saturday either at the fire Hall expecting Calls or responding to Calls to pump flooded about 12 hours of saturday were spent on those and another two on Sun a spokesman said most of the Calls were along the Lowling areas bet Ween Osterburg and but most of the flooded basements were due to surface not bobs Creek backing firemen pumped nine basements saturday and two despite the rain and High it was relatively quiet in chief Jay Spiecher said about a foot of water was pumped from one West Pitt Street other than that we were pretty he several other Calls came in but the water didst require pumping by the at one Point Early water from shovers run reportedly was at Road level with old route 220 in front of the Bedford the tributary of the Ray town overflowed onto the Bedford Springs and Bedford elks Golf courses and on playing Fields near the Bedford mid dle Everetts flooding problems occurred on higher surface water in the North Spring Street area flooded six or seven basements saturday causing considerable damage in several about four feet of water were pumped from one accor Ding to chief Ron in addition to the North Spring Street one basement in the Earlston area also was pumped out As firemen worked until Early i by Bill Clark staff writer Bedford Borough Council delayed action on hiring a new police chief until the top candidate takes a physical Council discussed the matter in a 20minute executive session near the end of mondays regular Council president John Elliott said a special Council session will be called following the exam to take action on the we want to get this taken care Elliott he estimated it will be a week or More before the special session is Elliott termed the delay a new development which surprised the the police committee was poised to make its recommendation to Council monday until it received word from the civil service com Mission that the physical Examina Tion should be required before Hir no recommendation was other sources said that three applicants names were forwarded by the Borough civil service commis Sion to the and the recommendation will be for Earl a Middle aged Northern Virginia resident who recently retired from a local police Force he also was said to be a businessman and to have inlays residing in the Bedford the other two persons were identified As an Eastern Pennsylvania resident whose family once lived in and Charwin the Bedford depart ments officer charge for eight they were the three top qualifiers from among persons who applied and were tested after the position was advertised in september the previous Joseph had resigned from that Post in 1984 but remains with the requirements for the which was advertised in the Eastern included experience in police supervisory of those who applied in eight took the written and Oral exams administered by the department of Community affairs last the commission reportedly had the names of the top qualifiers for some months before making recommendations to the police committee for further during much of that the commission was Short at least one due first to a member moving away and then to the death of another the commis Sion acted after Borough Council made appointments to the vacant the names of the top qualifiers were forwarded to the committee and interviews held last the committee met late last week to make a formal decision on the it is not known if Borough Council will act on the recommendation at tonight the Borough had budgeted for the position in 1986 and again in the position is described As a working but Borough officials said that did not mean any cuts in personnel Are the depart ment has five full time and one part time according to the dig which apparently included All the Powers of a is slated to be Council did take action on a series of matters during the Brief session the solid waste ordinance which will direct Bedford boroughs Gar Bage to the Tri county solid waste will be advertised for a the ordinance will Likely be adopted next month since there were no problems found with the wording proposed by the Council discussed resurfacing the deteriorated Tennis courts at the Borough manager John Montgomery said the Borough is in no shape to pay for the entire estimated at Montgomery said he met with on Page 8 local boy faces liver transplant by Linda Williams staff writer Brett Foury Earold son of Emil and Darlene Williams of Alum Bank re received a liver transplant at childrens Hospital in Pittsburgh on due to a blockage in the new the child will be forced to undergo a second Doc tors at childrens Hospital have told the family they Are hopeful it will be within a according to the Childs grand Karl physicians have stated that the newly transplanted liver came from a child who had been killed in an automobile when this the liver is sometimes but there is no Way to Tell this until it has been Kaufman did say that her grand son came through the operation in Good spirits and physicians feel that he is in Good considering the the transplant operation takes about 12 hours to another operation was done in an attempt to open the blockage on but it was Kaufman says Brett is hooked up to machines and is being Given a lot of medication until a second liver can be she says family members have been taking turns staying with the child while he is in the Brett was less than a year old when it was discovered that he was suffering from liver enzyme Defi he was placed on a critical transplant list when he was 14 months collections were started in the Community to Aid the Young family with medical in september of 1984 the Harmony Hill on Page 8 the upper reaches of Dunnings reek and the runs that feed into it swirled around Camp pleasant and Camp Vav on the Border of East and West Clair townships Satur Day rising to four feet in some parts of the residential and cottage most of to damage apparently was confined to although residents of the Lowling areas sometimes found themselves Cut off by flooded roads Bedford opts for Basic Blue Bison Penn state Cornflower Robins egg Light dark it almost was enough to give you the blues As eight members of the Bedford area school Board met in a special session tuesday night to choose the color scheme for the auditorium renovation the which had previously awarded contracts for the auditorium renovation had failed to decide on a color scheme for the finished members briefly considered colors for the seats at the March meeting but made no Berkebile Brothers of the general con tractors for the informed Peter the projects that the delay in choosing a color scheme could mean the 30 deadline for comple Tion of the project would not be Folen told the Hoard such letters were not but the contractor could not be held responsible for things that were beyond his Folen brought four possible color schemes to show the one was a dark dark Blue one was a medium Blue one was and one was Burnt he also brought some recommendations they we rent for in the end it was the boards decision to go with the schools color Basic for the seating the dominate color in the the Board chose a Royal Blue with the plastic backs and the Metal bases a dark made of will be stained a Harbor the front stage curtain will be a Cornflower Blue and the painted Walls will be a very almost the Only departures from the blues were a medium Gray carpet and Mist coloured Light almost White acoustical tile by the time the Board make the final color selection the color for each item had to be voted Folen was looking a Little Blue around the but he had the col or scheme for the the blues got 80 one Board member was absent Lynn who represents the Orange and Black of is Well versed in monochromatic color schemes he did the so called mauve that Pink new Library building for the county just Down the Block from the High in other the Board scheduled meetings for april 7 and 28 for open budget superintendent Jerry Dunkle asked that provisions be made for executive sessions following both meetings if matters of personnel had to be the regular Board meeting will be held on april

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