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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Blytheville, Arkansas 35 it Blytheville Arkansas 72315, 501-763-4461 a Park newspaper volume 95, no. 309 34 pages 6 sections wednesday May 16, 1990courier news i it tic All the communities of Mississippi Monty by the associated press thunderstorms will he most numerous in the Central to Northeast tonight. Mostly sunny thursday except scattered rain or thundershowers Southeast thursday morning. Lows tonight in the mid 50s to upper 60s. Highs thursday in the mid 70s to mid 80s, Sunrise thursday to 05 a. M. Sunset thursday 8 06 p. Outlook by the associated press approaching cold front will enter Northwest Arkansas Early tonight and exit the Southeast thursday morning. Rainfall will average around one half Inch in scattered showers and thunderstorms through tonight. Rainfall totals May approach two inches from successive thunderstorms in some areas. Drying potential will be High. Evaporation will be near 0.25 Inch. Lowest relative humidity will be 40 to 50 percent Sunshine will be Over 10 hours thursday Light to moderate Dew thursday morning will dry around 10 30 . There will be a prayer and preparation meeting relative to the area wide crusade wednesday May a at 7 . At the Mississippi county Union Mission. There will also be a prayer and preparation breakfast meeting saturday May 1 at 8 . At the Mission free of charge. Bro. David Powell will be the speaker. 1 11 1 Cason Post 21 of the american legion and the Post s ladies auxiliary will hold a Barbecue at the legion hut saturday May 19 at 12 noon. The event will be open to spouses of members of both groups a reception honouring retiring a Manila school educators and administrators will be held sunday May 20 from 2-4 . At the Manila High school auditorium. Those Hoti ored will be retiring superintendent . Clark principal Herbert Adkins and teachers Bei tha Mobley and sue p Armer. Blytheville school Board will meet monday May 21 at 7 . At the administrative offices Board room for its regular May session. The meeting which would normally have been held May 14, was moved at a special Isoard session May 2. Contin sued on Page s River summary Little Rock a Here Are today s River Levels with flood stage. 7 . Stage 24-hour change and 24-hour rainfall missis i Lukk mini a ii a iii a. Missing. Half , 41. Liri. Line Tessin to tit in in ii it. Iii Spinti Lluri Niilo 11. 41 1, Iligio i in Smirk \ ,4, 7ii, Clit. Missing inside i Vassilii dads a ii pics k Lili n in l Dudli s thit Ivancs spoils to Sci Iliili h 4, i Imi 4 i Ahi i .7 i a b i i acc c Olirier of is a r oi-7 �m4 in classified ads get results is. Sally White received Good results in Selling her articles. She received Only 2 Calls and sold her article to her second caller after advertising one Day. 17.6 Cubi foot refrigerator , Frost free \ Winaker. Good condition Jaq 763-7312. For More information Call 763-3575 24-l our anti noise ordinance Calk he in Tinnil is fill by Mike Kemp in staff writer Blytheville an ordinance to Cut Down on noisemakers passed without any problem in a regular meeting of the Blytheville City Council tuesday evening. The Only change from the special meeting in which the ordinance was first introduced was an amendment concerning the hours during which the Law will be in effect. On the first Reading the Law was enforceable Between the hours of 7 . And 8 ., but Council member Willie Hammett asked that the ordinance be effective 24 hours a Day. Quot since then the special session we be received correspondence from interested citizens Quot he said. Quot instead of those hours we d like to see it made 24 hours a Quot this will give Relief to everybody Quot he added Quot especially the people that work at night. Quot the ordinance was read for the second time and then passed go on the third Reading with an emergency clause. The Council also made Short order of a Resolution authorizing easement on the Airport property to allow a pipeline to be relocated. The pipeline is located along Highway 18 and carries Jet fuel from the Barfield Landing to Eaker air f orce base. The improvements along Hwy. 18 Call for the pipeline to be located along the Northern portion of the Airport. Quot the Airport commission met and looked at the Resolution and they have no problem with passing it Quot Council member Sharon Rauls said. To won t tear up the runway and there will be no Hazard to the City or the Airport Quot United states department of transportation regulations state that the pipeline should be buried at least inches on the property and at Points where it passes under the runways and taxiways it must be buried to a depth of 48 inches. The proposal was approved by a 6-0 vote and will be acted on by the United states department of transportation in fort Worth. The department had previously heard the proposal and said that the City Zouki first have to approve the Resolution before the Dot could Acton it. The Council also heard from Blytheville chamber off Merce administrative assistant Russell Lynn Brown who presented a plan for a footbridge that would Span the Lake at Walker Park. Brown s presentation was part of a practicum required after her graduation from the Blytheville leadership Institute. The plan for the 190-foot Structure was presented to the Council and some concerns for the safety of children were aired. Quot my concern is safety Quot Hammett said. Quot i can see More Chil Dren on the Bridge than adults and i can see that they won t be Quot let s not make it easy for them to slip through Quot he said. Quot let s make it where they have to squeeze through. Quot Quot then you la have to put a rail All around the Lake Quot another Council member piped in. City works supervisor Dwayne Painter said the Bridge would be constructed to Osha standards with a top rail at least 42 inches High with two intermittent rails. Quot there Are All sorts of obstacles in the Park that children can fall Down from Quot Brown added. Quot there Are accidents in the Community every Day. We do have to continue to improve the aesthetics of the she adde Quot Osha has their own specifications and they Deal with any Type of construction. The Law determines the spacing of the rails Quot Quot i think we need to set the guidelines later and get the Bridge built Quot mayor Joe Gude said. Quot if it creates a problem we can put signs the Council also heard from a recently dismissed Public works employee who wanted to Appeal to the Council about getting his Job Back. Mayor Gude referred him Back either to his department head or to a closed session of the Council. Quot this is not the place to discuss this Quot Gude said. First visitor Donald Kesler of Terre haute ind., gets a handshake from state representative Walter Day and a pin from Blytheville tourist Center s k1 Elliott As part of National tourism week. All visitors to the recognized and received an Quot Arkalis ral Quot pin. Krinop Center Ocie is is a Atu Missico head Start will Mark 25th anniversary Here thursday night acc summer schedule inside Mississippi county Community College s summer Community education class schedule for 1990 will appear inside thursday s courier news. Registration is May in Jurie 1 and classes for the first session begin june 4. The second session begins Hily arrested for hit and run Blytheville year old juvenile was arrested yesterday by Blytheville police officers in connection with a hit and run Accident that occurred last week. According to police officials the juvenile was charged with failure to Render Aid i leaving the scene of an Accident i. It is allege i that on May 10, the juvenile struck four year old Michelle Cross with an Automo bile. The Accident occurred on Sawyer Street. The youth was turned Over to juvenile authorities. Blytheville this year Marks the 2r5th anniversary of the head Start program and the six Etc Mississippi county centers will join More than 9,000 head Start centers across the country in celebrating the program s Loun Ding. head Start be Niteis Are located at Blytheville Osceola Shawnee Manila. Luxora and Leachville. The miss co Etc head Start program will celebrate with a special program thursday. May 17 at 7 . At Central elementary school. Or. Bernetta Anderson mar shall Dean of the Institute of divine metaphysical Resca Icli inc. In Blytheville and a local elementary teacher will be the guest speaker. Marshall Rattei idd the Seminary at the in Tervenon binational theological Center in Atlanta �a., and is a graduate of Philander Smith col lege. The Public is invited to join miss co eco head Start in celebrating the anniversary. This program will recognize some of the key people who in 19 r helped the program get its Start. They include Roy Littlefield Ludge . Quot Shug Quot Banks iary Jumpe Icelo Lewis mrs. Jim Gardner Opal Adkins Bill Alexander i Aye void Marguerite Hunnicutt Emma Greenway and Gladys will. Since its establishment in 19< Rhead Start has provided comprehensive health care education nutrition Parent involvement and social services to More than 11 million press Viool children from Low income families nationwide. The program has involved millions of parents in the education of their children and the operation of the head Start centers with Many parents going on to become paid Cla Sidoni aides and to attain Coll be degrees. Quot Early Iff Pel cent of the head Start staff across the nation is made up of parents of current or Lori iii head Start children. Project head Start has played a major role in focusing the attention of the nation on the importance of Early childhood development especially in the first five years of life. In Many ways the Progi Ani has had a dramatic Impact on the child development Field nationwide. Studies have indicated that head Start children score higher than com arable non head Start children in preschool Chic lenient Contimica on Divige it or. Bernetta Andrei son Marsh Coppedge natural Choice for judge s Post by Dubi Ooper s. Staff w Riter Blytheville one demo cratic candidate for Mississipp i county judge Oliver Coppedge said he believes he is the Quot natural Choice Quot for voters in the i coming primary election. A lifelong Blytheville resident Coppedge says he has considered running for office for Many years and probably would have Quot if the situation presented itself. Quot he said he decided to run Quot because 12 years is too Long for someone to remain in an executive position. There is too much Power and Coppedge who taught in Blytheville Public schools believes the future of the Mississippi county Hospital system is the most pressing problem facing county government. Quot tie Hospital financial situation is the biggest problem right now. I think you have to ask everyone involved especially the medical staff for solutions. How much have they been involved in the pro Cess Quot asked c Pudge he said he Felt strongly that staffs must be consulted and said it is very important to get their in put. Quot the present judge states he has a hands off policy. This is Good if everything runs snip oilily in times of crisis the chief executive officer of the county should in mediately take Stevis to Avert this and not wait Lor a said Coppedge. Continued on paleit Bridge plans Blytheville chamber of Commerce member Russell Lynn Brown presented a plan for a foot Bridge at Walker Park to the City Council members tuesday night. Materials and labor for the Bridge have been donated by area businesses and individuals. Kuni i of i l it a l la a two cars were involved in a collision around 4 to . Monday on South Divi Sion Street. A 1982 Mercury driven by Michael k. Schmittling was struck Liv a 1989 i Ord driven by Heather Sudbury. A passenger in schmittling s car Shirley schmittling was taken to the Zakei air p orce base Hospital for treatment related Stoi v Page

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