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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Blytheville, Arkansas News 4� 35 copyright 1990 serving All the communities of Mississippi county Blytheville Arkansas 72315, 501-763-4461 a Park newspaper volume 95, no. 274 12 pages thursday april 5, 1990 by the associated press mostly Cloudy and turning colder tonight with numerous thundershowers South and rain �?z1-----\---- Impi Jacw Ivicic. Iouin Ichii Btu tons May Cool enough overnight to get Light Snow toward morning. Partly Cloudy and Cool Friday with Patchy rain extreme Eastern sections. Lows tonight Between 30 and 35 North to mid 40s South. Highs Friday in the 50s. Sunrise Friday 6-50 am Sunset Friday 7-34 a Magri Outlook by the associated press scattered thundershowers and rain through Friday will bring rainfall totals around one Inch. The drying potential will be Low with evaporation around 0.10 Inch. Minimum relative humidity to Range from 50 percent to 60 percent. Sunshine 6 to 8 hours Friday. Little or no Dew but vegetation will be wet in spots from rainfall. Eaker air Force base personnel will be testing the base Siren system at noon Friday. Area residents Are asked to disregard the alarm. Anyone with questions May Call the Tafb pubic affairs office at 762-7232. Dell Garden club assisted by the Dell school and Dell Volunteer fire department will present a program on earthquake preparedness and survival with red Cross earthquake survival specialist Bob Edwards on tuesday april 10 at 7 . At the Dell school. The Public in encouraged to attend. Northeast Arkansas Council for the developmentally disabled inc. Will meet thursday april 5 at 7 . At Hamilton s restaurant in Manila. The publicist invited. City of Gosnell will offer a pet clinic thursday april 5 from 4-6 . At the fire station. David m. Miles dam will vaccinate animals. Fee is $5 for shots $2 for City tags. Armorel to will hold a rummage Sale saturday april 7 beginning at 7 . At the Armorel school gym. The Harriso nites inc., will meet saturday april 7 at 4 . At Robinson school. All members Are urged to attend. Continued on Page 5 River summary Little Rock a Here Are today s River Levels with flood stage 7 . Stage 24-hour change and 24-hour rainfall Mississippi River Memphis 34,14 8, in 1 2, missing Helena 44,23 8, in 1.2, missing Arkansas City 37,27.4, in 0.8, missing Greenville 48,39 4, in 0.7, missing Vicksburg 43,36 3, in 0.4, missing inside classified 11 9 4 to 10 6 7,8 women s 2 courier news a 501-763-4461 classified ads get results or. James Baker rented his House after Only 2 Days thanks to an and he placed in the courier news classifieds. 2 by a Kyj classifieds work. 763-3575 senators want Gao study of possible base closure a cuter rom re re Sas senators Dale bumpers and David Pryor have asked the general accounting office to prepare a report on the possible closing of Eaker air Force base. The Home of the 97th bombardment Wing was one of several selected to study for to Ible closure under a Bush administration proposal made Public in january. The senators asked the Gao the investigative of Congress to determine the annual operating costs of Eaker compared with other bases with strategic bomber deployments. Gao investigators will also look at the economic Impact of closing Eaker on Mississippi county and the projected closing costs and savings for the base. Quot we continue to believe that Vuicic Lia Ollil Ibur justification for keeping Eaker open quot said the senators. Quot we also have Strong doubts about the extent of the Cost saving that could be achieved by closing in the letter sent to the Gao requesting the study the senators asked specifically for the study to quot review the operating costs of Eaker versus other bases with strategic bomber deployments the Impact of other important considerations such As encroachment weather effects on operations and quot while Cost considerations were Paramount in the justifications offered by the Bush administration no Cost data was offered to support the selection of Eaker for such consideration not for the other bases quot they said. Census seeking workers judge urges cooperation by Terry g. Hawkins in managing editor Blytheville the Jones Boro District office of the Bureau of the census seeking More employees to help with its 22-county headcount that Mississippi county judge Joe Gurley Calls quot even More vital today that it was 200 years ago quot is offering tests at three Mississippi county locations to find those workers. Despite completion of the first major operation of the 1990 census in this area Jonesboro District office manager Bob Allen says that More extensive projects Lay ahead and More census employees Are being sought. The Blytheville Public Library will be a testing site at 9 . And 1 . On monday april 9 and monday april 16. Manila City Hall will Host tests at 9 . Thursday and 1 . Friday while Osceola City Hall will be a testing site at 1 . Thursday and 9 . Friday. Quot during the project slated to begin May 3," Allen says quot this District will need increased number of workers to seek out those people who did not Complete and return their census questionnaires. We Are urging District residents to return their questionnaires if they Haven t already done so. And at the same time we Are looking for More workers to Aid in locating those who did not Complete the documents during the project termed quot no response followup quot Allen states that some 400 to 500 enumerators will be seeking those persons who have not completed and returned census questionnaires. He notes that a staff of some 100 office workers in the Jonesboro District Headquarters has been Busy processing questionnaires that Are arriving at a rate of some 10,000 daily. Despite this flow he noted thousands More will not be received. Computer printouts will Tell census officials what Homes must be canvassed by census workers As no respondents. To accomplish this task Many More employees must be hired and trained. To find and hire these workers testing sessions have been slated throughout the District and Lisa Mardis assistant manager for recruiting Points out this week that the census will require Hun i____j., i. �?z1. A Complete. Quot we Are still looking for Large numbers of people to help in obtaining the most accurate most Complete census Ever taken quot Mardis says. Quot without the assistance of residents of this area in positions As enumerators office clerks and so on we can t do the Job that needs to be done Mardis notes that persons seeking employment with the census Bureau during the 1990 census should Contact their local employment Security division office or government officials and specify that they Are looking for census work. Allen adds that anyone attending the testing classes should bring along a valid Arkansas Driver s License As Well As an original social Security card or birth certificate. Allen emphasizes that the testing and hiring will continue until the census project is completed sometime in August. Judge urges participation quot citizen or not equal representation is for everyone quot miss co judge Joe Gurley says. Quot to insure equal representation everyone must be counted. The census result will provide More than just figures for apportionment. It will determine distribution of Federal and state funds among 39,000 local he adds quot the census data will be used in marketing studies in locating new businesses in academic research in Federal state and local planning such As for child care senior centers schools and transportation in affirmative action programs and Many other the census will also provide the people of the . With information about quot themselves their Community state and nation quot he adds. Quot much of that information is available Only through the census which is a Cornerstone of our Constitution article 1, Section 2 quot the judge notes quot it is important to Mississippi county that our area is counted accurately. The level of dollars available to Mississippi county for general facilities education and Many other programs for the next 10 years will be contingent upon the 1990 census Gurley urges those who have not completed and returned their census forms to do so now. For those who have not received a form or those who May have questions the judge says a toll free number is available 1-800-999-1990 or notes the Jonesboro office May be reached at 972-1990. Quot your cooperation is necessary and will be appreciated quot Gurley stresses. Quot remember being missed in the census affects not Only the people missed everyone loses if everyone is not to our readers. Courier news readers who wish to have their comments registered concerning the study of the possible closure of Eaker air Force base should Send them As soon As possible to farce bus Dep att Norton fab Ca 9240448 big Cut a 10-year-Oid William Johnson foreground takes a swing at a baseball while Kenneth Lundall makes something of an attempt to a Fri catch wednesday afternoon at Walker Park. The two along with Vanessa Lundall were playing baseball with their Grandfather James Yon. Music food to be highlights of annual Jaycee bbl Cook off by John Nelson in staff writer Blytheville the 10th annual razorback state championship Barbecue ook off will be held april 19, 20 and 21 in downtown Blytheville on Jaycee property adjacent to the Mississippi county courthouse at Blytheville. Steve Bryles a representative of the Blytheville Junior chamber of Commerce a the Jaycees will Host the event. He added that 11 teams Are now committed to the Competition. Quot we Are expecting around 20 Barbecue teams quot he said. Quot also there Are a few More that always come in at the last minute. Teams enter this Competition from Indiana Tennessee and Illinois. There Are two teams from West Memphis and one from Kennett mo., that we Are in regard to entertainment Bryles said Keith Sykes Purfor Mer songwriter and the revolving band Are headlining the event. Sykes is set to perform at 7 . Thursday april 19. On Friday april 20, entertainment will be provided by recording artists Good question. The band takes the stage at 7 . And will quot amaze Cook off spectators with their extraordinary Talent quot he said. Saturday s line up includes local favorite Johnny Tolley and his band. Tolley will perform at 11 . Additional announcements will be forthcoming concerning saturday s entertainment schedule. Except for thursday s performance by Sykes no admission will be charged. For admission to the grounds on thursday a $3 donation will be required. Tickets Are on Sale at various locations throughout Blytheville including Westbrook s downtown and or. Audio radio Shack in Colony Square. Tickets May be purchased by Telephone by calling 1-800-999-1365 and billed to master charge visa or american express. Tickets May also be ordered by mail by sending Check or Money order made payable to Blytheville Jaycees . Box 1323, Blytheville a 72316. Bryles said those buying tickets should remember to enclose a self addressed stamped envelope. Cook off participants will be vying for More than $2,000 in Cash plus prizes. Also the Iran Hampton will receive an automatic entry into the Memphis in May International Barbecue cooking contest. A total of 14 different prizes will be awarded. Concessions will be available at All times especially the Jaycees quot world famous Bryles said quot this is a fun and exciting time for everyone. It is absolutely the Best state championship Barbecue Cook off in the South. Quot Don t miss All of the fun and excitement. Be sure and attend so you can see firsthand who gets bragging rights for having the Best Barbecue in the entire state of this year s event is sponsored by Coors Mucor Yamato steel co., Wickers Barbecue sauce Pepsi cola bottling co., Holiday inn of Blytheville and Hays foods. I Hisscox health dept. Night clinics expanded to include wic vouchers by John Nelson in staff writer Blytheville the Mississippi county health department now offers women infant and children wic vouchers at its night clinics according to Cheryl Hale health unit administrator for Blytheville and Osceola. Hale said tuesday wic vouchers Are the latest item to be added Busy in the Day can get done through the health department at night. She said there Are approximately 2,000 persons in Mississippi county getting wic assistance. Night clinics at the Blytheville health unit Are held every third tuesday of the month from 4 30 to 6 30 . The Osceola health unit has a night clinic from 4 30 to 6 30 . Every fourth thursday. In addition to the wic vouchers Hale said patients May get immunizations family planning services weight checks on babies and sexually transmitted disease services at the nit clinics. Quot our late clinics Are reserved for people who work or go to school quot Hale said. Quot we allow people to come in hardship cases. For example when a family has one car and it is used for someone to get to work we allow the other partner to come. It is by appoint ment. She added quot this is one of my favorite programs because it helps working people As Well As those on infant safety seminar set of her Alan l�arfii4#il Vitril 0 by John Nelson in staff writer Osceola the Mississippi county health department will Host a seminar on infant safety and How to recognize unsafe products for babies from 2 30-4 30 . Monday april 9 at the private dining room in the miss co Hospital at Osceola. Cheryl Hale administrator for the health department at the Blytheville and Osceola units said tuesday that the seminar is free and the Public is invited. The guest speaker will be Bob Baxter the Arkansas resident instructor for the consumer product safety commission. Hale said Baxter will discuss such products As infant bean bags. There have been several confirmed incidents of death resulting from an infant turning Over in one the bag conforming to his or her face and suffocation occurring. Quot these bags Are very convenient for the Mother to place the child and All but the danger is real quot Hale said. Quot there will also be a discussion on baby Beds and How certain old Beds have slats that Are too far apart. Babies have been known to get their Heads caught Between the Hale said too much space be continued on Page 6

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