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Estherville Daily News (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Estherville, Iowa Sports Madge ties sweep season series with Spencer Page 12 Good morning Estherville a saturday january 10, 1998 Estherville Iowa 35 cent officials Sevic to encourage Kielp Indonesia by Harry Dunphy associated press writer Washington a High ranking Clinton administration and if officials arc heading to Indonesia with a pointed message for president Suharto get your financial House in order. But they also Hope to give the indonesian Economy a boost before the asian crisis becomes even worse. Indeed Stock prices plunged on Wall Street Friday amid investors concern that Asia s problems will spread to economies around the world. The immediate objective of the Indonesia Mission that begins saturday is to get Che ailing 76-year-Oid Suharto to Speed up Belt tightening requirements demanded by the International monetary fund. If he agrees then the lending organization and the United slates May accelerate payments in a $40 billion Rescue package As they did two weeks ago with South Korea. The if has made $3 billion of the Aid available so far and the next $3 billion is supposed to be disbursed March 15. These payments Are the Only leverage the if and its member govern wants have to get the indonesian authorities to keep their promises. Janet l. Yellen chairwoman of the White House Council of economic advisers said the administration believes it is critical for Indonesia to follow the if reforms so Market Confidence can be restored. This is the same message president Clinton conveyed to Suharto in a 20-minute Telephone conversation from air Force one thursday night. Quot there can be debate about the details of what the appropriate policy package looks like but 1 believe the willingness to adopt key structural reforms is essential Quot Yellen said. She said the purpose of the Quick Pacific trip to Indonesia by Deputy Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Quot is to talk with the indonesian govt ment about the if package and. Emphasize the importance to carry it Summers and two top officials from the if managing director Michel Ca Dessus and his Deputy Stanley Fischer Are Rushing off to Jakarta the indonesian capital in part because of fear that the economic crisis could produce civil unrest in the world s fourth most populous country with 202 million citizens. And there also is concern that it could spread the asian please turn to Asia Page 2eccb accepts Shower House bid Estherville at its regular meeting thursday the Emmet county conservation Board accepted a bid of $36,577 from Don and Dennis Thornburg to construct a Shower House at the Tuttle Lake recreation site. A contract has not been drawn up yet but construction is expected to begin this Spring. In other business Eccl director Eric Anderson i reported that Anita Fisher has been hired As the county s part time naturalist. The naturalist will be responsible for promoting conservation education in Emmet county. Anderson also reported the Northwest Iowa planning and development commission is working on acquiring Grant Money to fund improvements for the Peterson Point historic set for Estherville play Estherville area residents Are invited to audition for the play Quot the Good doctor Quot on january 14 from 7-9 . And january 15 from 4-6 . And 7-9 . In the auditorium room 16 at Iowa lakes Community College in Estherville. Scripts Are available at the Estherville and spirit Lake Public libraries and the Estherville and Emmetsburg Campus libraries. Rehearsals will Start monday Jan. 19, at 7 . Under the direction of Kris Sabel the director of the Okoboji summer theatre the show will be held March 6-8. For More information Call 712 362-2604 or 1-800-252-5106.bloodm´┐Żbile to visit Armstrong Armstrong the american red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Armstrong at 2 30 . On mon., Jan. 19, at Nazareth lutheran Church. To make an appointment Call the Church at 712 864-3510. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds to be Eli to Host open House Estherville the Estherville toastmasters will hold a free open House from 7 to 8 15 . On wed., Jan. 21, at the Iowa lakes electric cooperative building at 1724 Central Avenue in Estherville. The toastmasters provide an Opportunity to improve Public speaking skills. For More information Contact Nancy Anderson at 712 362-7220 or 800-225-4532acts sought for Winter showcase Estherville Winter showcase 1998 is scheduled for sun., feb. 8, at 2 30 . At the Iowa lakes Community College gym. The annual event presented by College s music department will be held in conjunction with the Estherville Winter sports festival. The Winter showcase will have a variety show format. Any acts interested in performing for the show can Contact Chris or Brett at the music department office at 712 362-7919 or 712 362-7963. Tickets can be ordered by calling 712 362-7919 or purchased the Day of the concert. All proceeds from the event will be used for music for Oliver scheduled Emmetsburg auditions for the Emmetsburg main Street Community theatre production of the musical Oliver will be held sunday january 11, from 2 to 4 . And monday. January 12, from 7 to 9 . At the performance Center at 19th and Lake. A Large number of adults and children will be required for the cast. Oliver is based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver twist which Tell a he Story of an orphaned child in 19th-Century England. Contact Jackie Vanoosbree at 712 852-3755 for further to enter Winter follies spirit Lake the University of Okoboji Winter games Winter follies will be held at 2 . On sun., Jan. 25, at Mahannah auditorium in spirit Lake. The follies is divided into lip sync and Talent contests. Cash prizes will be awarded. Entry forms Are available a area schools and at the to Yin great lakes area chamber of Commerce office in Arnolds Park after january 5. Deadline is 5 . On january 21. All Ages Are Welcome to sign up. Entries can include Solo or Large group games preparations made Okoboji the 1 st annual uni Venity of Okoboji Winter games Are approaching. The weekend Fth of events will begin pm Day january 23, with a Chili Kookoff and will conclude sunday Jam 25. An rang the activities planned at Broomall Sof lice skating golfing dog sled rides a Road race sledding and Tung snowmobiling and a snowman display. There also will be a fireworks display saturday at 6 30 . At Smith s Bay. Wacky weather photo by Ron Menendez the currents from Al Nino have knocked Mother nature for a Loop this year including Winter Chen blossoms in our nation s capital and Birds migrating North to sub Zero temperatures. An example of the unusual Wea Tfir patterns closer to Home is this tree in Estherville which lost nearly All of its leaves from one Side but almost none from the other that s understandable since the area experienced atut half of autumn in 1997.county credit Union merges with Nei Libor by Amy Roseberry Star writer there s Ait other new name in the Estherville financial Community even though several thousand area residents already Are familiar with the operation. Iowa Northland credit Union is the new name for the recently merged Emco credit Union in Estherville and Dickinson county credit Union in spirit Lake. According to manager Diane Kowasch the name change took effect Jan. 1, 1998. This better reflects the member base from both counties Quot said Kollasch who has been manager of the est Lorville institution for 14 years. The two financial institutions merged last August when Reggie Worth retired As manager of the Dickinson county facility. Quot we Felt it was a Good time to Pool resources to Benefit our Moniben on both Kollasch said. Emco began operations in 1963 As a non profit member owned cooperative for Emmet county Public employees. Now membership is open to anybody who lives or works in either of the counties and approximately 3,400 local people have joined including about 2,300 from Emmet county. Kollasch explained that the merger and name change won t change much As far As the facility s services Are conceded. Quot the biggest difference is that our members can now do business from either location Quot Kollasch said. Six employees provide service out of the main Ofhie located at 2 North 2nd Street in Estherville while two employees handle business at the Branch office in spirit Lake on highways 71 and 9, across the Road from outdoor technologies. Quot we be heard a lot of positive feedback from our members Quot Kollasch said. Quot Uliey seem to think it is a Good Northeast reels under ice cold by Mark Kennedy associated press writer hundreds of thousands of residents in four states layered themselves in sweaters stocked up on essential supplies and prepared for a lengthy wait in the dark and cold As a bitter ice storm descended Over the Northeast on Friday. More than 125,000 Northern new York residents in five inc choked counties remained without Power for a second Day As Utility Crews struggled to keep Pace with the ongoing damage. Quot we can t get ahead of the game Quot said Greg Hudson a Deputy administrator in st. Lawrence county. Quot As the Crews Are Clearing up one spot they re watching another tree or pole fall at new York gov George Pataki s direction the National guard sent 1,500 soldiers into Northern portions of the state to help Clear debris evacuate stranded residents and set up and run portable generators. Quot there s no water. There s no heat. There s no lights. There s no Gas. There s nothing. It s real bad. 1 can t imagine How people Are going to Cope the longer it goes on Quot said Diane Brayton a coordinator of a red Cross shelter in Gouveneur n y. In Maine gov. Angus King told the head of the Federal emergency management Agency to Quot get out the Check Book Quot As his state began to clean up and reconnect More than 500,000 people without Power. Shelters were expected to be packed for a second Day As residents abandoned their Homes harsh conditions forced Many to forego pleasures usually taken for granted like a hot Shower or a cooked meal and tested the Mettle of even lifelong mainers. Quot As soon As i retire i m out of Here. I m moving to Florida Quot said Jim Chase a banker in Auguista who has lived in Maine for 30 years. Quot if it was t for this it d be 20 inches of Snow or 20 degrees below the lights were out at Gray True value hardware in Augusta but owner Keith Harriman conducted business by flashlight for a steady Stream of customers seeking storm related items. Quot they want kerosene batteries anything to do with heat or Light or generating Power Quot said Harriman. In new Hampshire 11 communities declared states of emergency As the ice storm dropped Power lines limbs Trees and Utility poles. The Rush to restore Power proved dangerous to four Utility workers who were injured by falling Trees. The town of new London . Was virtually sealed off in a curtain of ice. In Vermont the Winter quiet was shattered Over and Over by the sound of ice coated tree limbs crashing to the ground. Some so National guardsmen were called in to help 20,000 Reid Gnu without Power in Chittenden county. To the North Canada s worst ice storm on record wreaked havoc in five Eastern provinces halting air travel shutting Down the nation s busiest rail corridor and forcing some 3 million people to endure another frigid Day in the dark and without Power. The death toll from the five Day onslaught Rose to 10 after police in Montreal discovered an elderly couple killed in one of Many House fires and a 90-year-old woman who died of hypothermia after refusing to please Tum to storm. Page 2 of if a a Jan. 10,1 o today 8 weather on this Dot a in 1962, an. Avaland on Peni s highest new unto a my of 3,000 Csc . Today a a Story on thie Day in 1870, John d. Rockaf Etor incorporated Standrd ii. On thie tey in 1956, Elvie Presley Tugan me Fini receding a Meion in no Howe. Online Day in 1994, Lorum Bobby wait on trial in Manatee a. 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