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Estherville Daily News (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Estherville, Iowa Increased fritter retail sales figures a a in May be deceiving the latest retail sales tax report shows retail sales in Estherville up 10 percent Over the previous period. The report contains sales tax information for the Quarter ending june 30th, 1969. Sales in Estherville daring that Quarter totalled $13,395,928, up More than $1.2 million Over the same period a year earlier. The number of retail establishments in Estherville during tis period was 263, up nine from the year before. Quot Estherville s retail sales remained Strong compared with other area communities Quot said Lyle hot Fermi president of the association of business and Industry office in Estherville. Spirit Lake had a nine percent gain in sales while Spencer experienced a one and a half percent increase Algona a seven and a half percent gain and Emmetsburg a two percent increase. Armstrong remained stable while Ringsted experienced a in percent drop and Wallingford a 5 percent gain. This jump in retail sates in Ville occurred during a prior to the closing of the Damon s Aad Matt any s department stores according to Hevern. Those two stores had combined annual sales of approximately $1 million with Estherville s total annual retail sales being approximately $51 million Hevern says the Impact the closing of those two stores will have on retail sales is More that just the loss of sales within those two stores. Danio and Anthony s were stores that helped attract shoppers to the Community according to Hevern Quot and that is Why we need to work hard to recruit additional retail stores Quot he added. A retail recruitment committee has been working for the past couple months on a plan of action to solicit new or expanding stores to the Community. 71 years teaching Estherville s kids longtime Estherville Eta tatars Elaine Berghefer and John bus land received a fees and handshakes from two of the nearly one Hundred people that turned oat to Honor them at a retirement party last thursday afternoon. Berghefer who taught Estherville Middle school students for m years is looking Forward to travelling during her retirement with Australia at the top of her list of destinations. She also intends to spend More time Reat Fng and become More involved in the holy family hospice program. One activity she won t be leaving behind is her Long time involvement with the Midgette basketball program where she will continue her labor of love As chaperone and statistician. Bilsland a 31 year Veteran of the Spanish american language War at eds has t formulated any extensive retirement plans other than Quot Reading just for a photo by Jim Hensley uni May offer graduate degree program in Estherville by Jim hen8ley editor representatives of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls will be in Estherville wednesday to conduct a pair of informational meetings regarding four graduate degree pm iams which May be offered in Estherville. The uni department of curriculum and instruction in cooperation with the uni continuing education and special programs office has developed a curriculum for obtaining a degree in one of four academic. Areas a elementary education Early childhood education a ducats or at the gifted for elementary teacher Sand Middle school Junior High education. All of the courses needed to Complete a degree would be offered on site in Estherville by uni professors. No on Campus residency would be require and parts of state courses May be available Over the Iowa lakes television system. At. The two informational meetings will be held at 4 30 . And 7 30 . In the arts and science building auditorium on the Iowa lakes Community College Campus in Estherville. The same information will be presented at both meetings. The degree programs will be explained in detail and questions will be answered at the meetings. If suf Udo benefits unfamiliar to area residents Many people Are unaware of what the resource and referral program is and of the assistance and benefits available to them and others through this program. The resource and referral program housed by upper Des Moines Opportunity inc., is funded by the department of human services. The purpose of the program is based on the need for Quality child care for working parents. There Are two aspects of this program. The first aspect is locating Day care providers babysitters and informing them of free services and benefits available to them through registration. Registration not Only portrays a professional image of providers to the Community it also allows for financial reimbursement of food for children through the child and adult care food program. At present there Are approximately 110 Active participants in the food program in the eight county area served by upper Des Moines Opportunity inc. Support groups As Well As training in nutrition tax preparation age appropriate activities and numerous other areas Are available to those providers interested in enhancing their Day care business skills. The second aspect of the resource and referral program is that of the Parent seeking Quality child care. Resource and referral can provide parents a Ruth names of registered Day care providers babysitters in their area. The parents then Contact the providers to find the one Best suited to them. Why would a Parent look for a registered Day care Home for their child 1 Assurance of no past criminal or child abuse record of the provider or anyone in the Hope hold. 2 registered providers Are eligible to participate in the child and adult care food program. The provider is reimbursed for the meals fed to children when they follow the guidelines requiring each child to be offered foods from All food groups in order to meet minimum daily nutritional requirements. 3 registered providers Are limited to the number of children they care for at one time. This not Only is less stressful for the provider but More important Are the benefits to the Young children that deserve and need the individual attention and communication from the provider to enhance his her self esteem. Many providers Are fearful of registration due to misinformation or Lack of information. Becoming registered is not at All complicated and does create and tier of professionalism in regard to running a business. In order to become registered a provider must agree to the following 1 have a list of emergency numbers posted by the Telephone 2 have a smoke Detector. 3 All cleansers and medications must be secured from Access by a child. 4 All electrical outlets must have safety Caps. 5 have first Aid supplies available. 6 medications May Only be Given with parents or doctor s direct authority. 7 have safety barriers at stairways. 8 have an emergency plan in Case of fire or Tornado. 9 have safety Barrier surrounding heating source such As woo burning stoves in order to prevent Burns. 10 keep combustible materials away from furnaces stoves or water Heaters. 11 have a Safe outdoor play area. Most providers Are in compliance or very nearly so before becoming registered. It takes very Little time or expense to come into compliance with these guidelines which Are designed with child safety in mind. For further information whether As a Parent seeking child care or As a provider Babysitter seeking More information Call 712 859-3885, upper Des Moines Opportunity inc., and ask for Quot resource and information May also be obtained by contacting your local county outreach office of upper Des Moines Opportunity inc., at 230 s 1st st., Estherville 362-2391 voters must Register soon Campaign disclosure reports due by Jim Hensley editor with the june 5th primary election rapidly approaching Emmet county auditor Bev Juhl reminds voters that they must be registered in order to cast a primary ballot. According to Juhl the last Day to Register by postcard is monday May 2lst, and the final Day to Register in person is saturday May 26th. Hie auditor s office in the Emmet county courthouse will be open on saturday May 26th from 8 00 . To 5 00 . For both registration and Absentee voting. Juhl suggests that anyone Uncertain of their registration status Call 368-4261 or Stop by her office. The auditor s office will also open saturday june 2nd from 8 00 . Until 4 00 . For Absentee voting. If you cannot go to the polls or the auditor s office to vote you can request that an Absentee ballot be sent to your Home. Send a signed request with your name address and party designation to the auditor s office and a ballot will be mailed to you. Juhl s office and the Iowa Campaign finance disclosure commission also remind All county candidates plus statewide and general Assembly candidates whose names Are on the june 5th election ballot that the first 1900 disclosure report is due next monday May 21st. These reports Are required from All candidates whose financial activity has exceeded $350. Fines Are automatically assessed and collected for reports which Are filed one or More Days late. To be considered timely the report must either be physically received on monday May 21st, or be received later by mail with a United states postal service postmark of saturday May 19th or earlier. According to the commission private postage meters Are not permitted of proof of timely mailing. Reports of Emmet county candidates Are required to be filed with Juhl at the Emmet county auditor s office. Reports of statewide and general Assembly candidates Are required to be filed with the commission at 507 10th st., Des Moines Iowa 50309 All disclosure reports Are Public records which Are available for viewing in the office where the report is required to be filed. Copies of the reports Are available at the Cost normally charged by each office. Iowa Elk of the year Robert Graff of Estherville holds the plaque be received As Iowa s Elk of the year an award he received at the elks Lodge convention april 27-28 at Des Moines. A photo by Jerry Giese Focient interest is expressed in these programs courses could begin As Early As this fall. To get an accurate Reading of area interest uni requests that persons interested in the program but unable to attend either wednesday meeting Call the uni continuing education and special programs department Tell free at 1-800-772-1746. Ilsc Spring graduation thursday Estherville a Lowell Junkins strategic planner and chief lobbyist for the Iowa association of Community College trustees operator of his own Public relations and political consulting firm in Des Moines and former state senator from Montrose will be the speaker at the 1990 commencement at Iowa lakes Community College. Spring commencement exercises will be thursday May 17 at 8 00 . In the College gymnasium in Estherville. Junkins was elected to the Iowa state Senate in 1972 and was reelected in 1976, i960 and 1964. He was elected majority Leader of the Senate during the 1963-84 sessions. A graduation a continued on Page veto record by Harrison Weber Des Moines Ina governor Terry Branstad set a record by vetoing 16 Bills and using his item veto on another 18 Bills this session. Branstad claimed he was forced to resort to his veto pen so often because the legislature controlled by democrats overspent expected revenues. The governor vetoed $34.1 million a but that figure Only tells part of tie Story. First Only $14.7 million qom thak is state general fund Revenue. \ Branstad also vetoed some lottery \ funds Wahidi Are outside of the state s general fund including $12.6 million from the so called Cly aft or environment Bill $6.8 million id lottery surplus funds and million in other savings from lottery projects. In essence the governor is using $19.4 million in lottery funds the $12.6 million and $6.8 million for a Rainy Day fund. He thinks state revenues May fall Short of projections and that when legislators Convene in january they May want to redirect the $19.4 million to the state s general fund. It s also interesting to note that Branstad used his item veto on a number of occasions to veto projects in the $25,000 to $100,000 Range. Donald Paulin an aide to the governor said a lot of these appropriations were of the Quot pork barrel Type Quot Many of them creating new programs. Paulin said he thinks the democratic leadership knew they were overspending based on projected revenues and their game plan was to Force the governor to use his item veto authority. V apparently their theory said Paulin is it makes legislators to look like the Good Guys for having passed the legislation and the governor the bad Guy for vetoing it. The legislature appropriated $3.151.6 billion for the fiscal year beginning july 1, according to Patrick Cavanaugh director of the Iowa department of management. V that s 10 percent More than the a Branstad continued on Page two this is Nat l historic preservation week by 8allie White staff writer May 14-19 is National historic preservation week and county historical society inc. Will celebrate by holding a special open House at the museum Complex from 6-9 . On the evenings of wednesday May 15, and thursday May 16. Quot we want to encourage the Public to visit the museum Complex located Here in Estherville at 1726 third Avenue South and see our excellent facilities Quot says historical society president David Kaltved. During june july and August the museum Complex will be open seven Days a week Between 2 to 5 . Quot we extend an invitation to anyone interested in preserving Emmet county s heritage to join the Emmet county historical society Quot notes Kaltved. Quot annual membership fees Are $5 per person and life membership fees Are $50 per person Quot mentions Kaltved. Quot the people of Emmet county can be proud of the museum Complex which is Here because of the work of dedicated persons Over ithe years who wanted to preserve Emmet county s heritage Quot continues Kaltved. Camp Foster Myca to Host Day Camp. See Page 3

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