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Harrisburg Daily Register (Newspaper) - May 24, 1986, Harrisburg, Illinois The daily by Erin Brothers Eldorado Bureau chief As one Day care Center closes another May open soon. Kiddie City is the dream of Eldorado native Nancy Evans a 24-year-old Mother herself who has worked with kids most of her life. Evans is buying some of her equipment from Jolly time Day care closing next week at Harrisburg a first Church of god after 15 years. The Only other Day care centers in the county Are the Saline county housing authority Center at Harrisburg their Eldorado Center was closed last Yea Rand Rainbow Day care at Eldorado. There was a study done at sic recently that indicated that Day care is one of the most needed things in our area a Evans noted. All she a waiting on now is approval from the state fire marshal so her dad contractor Gerald Davis who she said has been a big Hel can tear Down the old barn next to her House where the 42-by-50 foot Wood Frame building for kiddie City will be built. A i knew there was going to be a need and i think in a in a Good location near the Industrial Park a Evans said noting she a five minutes North of Harrisburg on 111. 34, and in the Harrisburg school District so that unit 3 kindergarten students could get off the bus for a half Day at kiddie City. Evans plans to have her Center open in Early August and she has applied for a License through the Illinois department of children and family services that would allow her to care for children Ages 2-12, no infants and children who Are not potty trained. A a in a so excited a she said As the plans Are unrolled for the building elsewhere 4-h, country column locally cubs cards both victorious Sharon tanners column rain to continue the farm report Page 2 Page 3 sports pages 5-6 social scene Page 9 weather map Page to Wea ther Southern Illinois partly Cloudy saturday night. A 50 percent Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the lower 60s. Light East winds. Variable cloudiness sunday. A 30 percent Chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the Middle or upper 70s. Mostly Cloudy memorial Day with a Chance of showers. High in the Middle or upper 70s. Low around 60. Mines Sahara everything Idle monday. Mines 7, 21, 6 and Washer work tuesday. That will House two classrooms a Large play area Kitchen and office. She and her husband Danny who operates twin county service company Are launching the business on their own with a $22,000 estimate on the building that could handle up to 45 children. The red tape involved with opening a Day care Center Hasni to put a Damper on Evans Hopes and she is working on securing insurance. Rainbow Day care Center in Eldorado had recently had trouble finding a new Carrier after country companies dropped them but owner Peggy Hankins said they located a Carrier for professional liability and the sexual abuse clause which some companies had dropped to make coverage affordable. Evans worked at Jolly time briefly and has substituted at sics child care Center but her involvement with kids goes Back to babysitting working with 4-h she and Danny Are leaders of pleasant Valley go getters and helping with Bible school at the first United methodist Church in Harrisburg. A did you know that you can to have panelling in a Day care Center a she noted saying that dry Wall will be used by Carpenter Guy Woolard. A a All Glass in the building must be wired Glass and we have to have an alarm system that a directly connected to the fire she said that they must have a balanced hot meal at noon along with snacks in the morning and afternoon a rest period in the afternoon and structured activity in the morning. A a i have a teacher and my grandmother is going to help with the cooking for awhile a Evans said laughing that the Day care Kitchen will be a lot nicer than her own. Plans Are for kiddie City to open five Days a week with flexible hours depending on the need. A we will have a fenced in playground and i think the kids will enjoy seeing the tractors and farming a she said of the adjacent Farmland. A p Register saturday May 24,1986 published continuously since 1915 at Harrisburg iil., 62946 new series volume 71, no. 277 Ronnie joins hands kiddie City is the dream of Nancy Evans of Rural Harrisburg and these studs will soon be part of her new Day care Center on Iii. 34 North. Evans the Mother of a three year old son has a degree in child care from sic. Register photo Erin Brothers a kiddie City dream May soon be a reality by Don Mullen United press International the hands across America Charity extravaganza with a boost from president Reagan in the East and to Derek in the West is All ready for sundays 4,152-mile, Down Home drive to help the hungry and homeless. The Chain May be missing borne human links but nobody seemed to care. With less than 24 hours to go it still was not Clear How Many million volunteers would be joining hands from new York City to in my Beach Calif. It will take about 5.5 million landholders to stretch that far. And even with some planned gaps in the searing deserts of the Southwest it was apparent there would be empty stretches elsewhere. Organizers say they will fill the gaps with red and White ropes ribbons of homemade paper covered with school kids Han prints and even a family of Pennsylvania robots. The biggest last minute problem was communications. A a its even More crazy today then yesterday a National spokesman Dave Fulton said Friday. A a we re definitely at 3 million and rising. But ifs sheer guesses at this Point because the states Are swamped with phone Calls. We can to even get through to our state offices a he said. Each Volunteer is being asked to contribute at least $10, but organizers stressed that no one who Tunas across America wants irm. \ even if you Haven to signed up. Debra Callahan Field coordinator Southern Illinois and urges people to go to die and Perth create and t the line. I Mon Illinois 3 North of heeds people Callahan i Volunteer i anoint with bring is they can listen to the Femy last a Fig in no at i said and bring a Lawn a cooler with drinks please no alcoholic and have a Good time coordinator Barbara can be reached at 252-i them is a bus going from on a first come first basis. The number for the Olmi Inrig at in mid that people in the to the line near Alton should disregard that and go to segment m near Cairo where it is More convenient and people Are wanted to grab hands and sing along would be turned away. With massive corporate contributions added the drive is for at least $50 million for the hungry. The stupendous undertaking got a big boost Friday when president and mrs. Reagan volunteered themselves and 225 members of their staff to take spots in the line and sing along to a a we Are the world a a hands across american and a a America the Beautiful at 3 . Edt. Instead of running past the White House Gate the line will curve across the North Lawn and portico of the White House. Keeping the first couple inside the White House grounds will Lessen Security problems White House spokesman i Arry Speakes said. A a the White House and the first family should be a part of hands across America. This is a uniquely american Way to help our fellow Man. The first family will do its part a Speakes quoted the president As saying. While state organizers scrambled to line up volunteers for the Rural sections of their part of the line other cities and communities far from the main activities were planning hand holding fundraisers of their own. Even prisoners in 50 new York prisons were taking up collections for the hungry and planned their own hand to hand observances sunday inside prison Walls. Many volunteers were travelling hundreds of Miles from other states and organizers had lined up Camp see hands Page to Bond Issue gets uns nagged by Bob Bondurant Register City editor pc the Harrisburg City Council approved the last acts needed to finalize its $1,905 million Bond Issue for sewer extensions to the Dorris Heights and Buena Vista areas. The actions taken at an adjourned meeting last night came after finance commissioner John d. Cummins demanded at tuesday nights regular meeting that the City be provided documentation on the flow of Bond Money once received by the City. Cummins who presided Over the meeting in the absence of mayor Ron Morse told fellow commissioners at the outset that the information he had demanded had been provided. The documents spelled out exactly where the Bond Money would be placed. Only $1,035 million is paying the actual construction costs of the extensions. The other Large chunk of Money $733,900 will be placed in escrow accounts of state and local government securities to pay off outstanding Bonds. Of the rest $97,833 goes toward the Cost of issuance $38,100 is an underwriting discount and $15.87 goes toward a beginning Cash fund. As Well $14,948.10, which is interest that will accumulate on the Bond Money before the june to closing Date will be placed in a Bond fund. Other documents furnished through Thomas Flatland Bond consultant indicated the City a debt service schedule Over the 20-year life of the Bonds. Total Cost of the Issue principal plus interest will be $3.82 million. Figures circulated when the Bond ordinance was originally passed indicated that the total Cost of the Issue then would have been $4.39 million or More primarily because of higher interest rates at that time. To finalize the Bond transaction the Council approved a Resolution confirming the Bond Sale and affixing the interest rates on the Bonds approved an ordinance authorizing the escrow agreement and authorized Morse and City clerk Dorice Turner to execute the escrow agreement with Illinois National Bank. In other matters during the Brief session the Council approved a letter to the army corps of engineers for its approval of proposed repairs to the levee Road leading from 111. 13 East to the Harrisburg medical Center. The commissioners also tabled a Resolution requesting permission from the Illinois department of transportation to replace sidewalk along the North Side of Poplar Street West of the Huck a store on i and Street. Commissioners Cummins David Taylor Dee Barrett and Gene Ragan were hearing the engines was Worth it by Bob Bondurant Register City editor while most people spend their memorial Day picnicking with the family or remembering those who have passed on Rick Nelson is fulfilling a childhood dream. His is one of a faceless multitude of Auto racing fanatics gathered at the Mecca of automobile racing the Indianapolis 500. And while other local racing May think their chances of getting a seat at that great event Are Between slim and none they should think again. Anyone Reading this Story saturday evening or even sunday has As much of a Chance to get in As Nelson. That a because Nelson Seldom if Ever buys his ticket for the �?�500�?� before the Day of the game. A a As a Rule in be always sat where i wanted to sit a Nelson said without paying More than the seat was originally sold for. If he were to buy tickets ahead of time the computer system would give the choicest seats to those who be been attending the longest Nelson explained. A first timers have very poor chances at Good seats a he said. He usually gets his tickets at the Gate from someone who is unable to use their full allotment from corporations that buy tickets by the hundreds to give to customers. The tickets Are Seldom sold for More than their face value and often Are sold for less. He estimated Between 5,000 and 6,000 tickets Are sold that Way each year. For years As a teenager Nelson said he would listen to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio and yearn for the excitement of actually being at the scene watching the automobiles zoom by at 140 Miles per hour. Back then a we were just in awed of the race Nelson said. Meeting others who had been to the event had whetted his appetite but it Wasny to until 1973 that he actually got a personal glimpse of gasoline Alley. He took up a longstanding offer from a Murphysboro Friend Jerry Ritchey who Hasni to missed a race since he started going in 1958, and took off Early memorial Day morning for what has become a precise routine Ever since up at 2 . Meet Ritchey in Marion and head North Coffee and Rolls at Effingham truck Stop breakfast at Indiana restaurant arrive buy tickets and enjoy race afterwards eat dinner at restaurant while traffic dissipates drive Home. But there a always enough variety to make each trip notable in Nelsons memory such As the time they helped a racing team whose Indianapolis 500 fanatic Rick Nelson sits behind some of the Memorabilia he has collected Over the years from his visits to the world renowned event beginning in 1973. Beside him is his son Kris who has gone with him the last three times and is just being introduced to the yearly ritual. Register photo Bob Bondurant trailer which carries two or three race cars had a double blow out along the Highway and the australian Mechanic he conversed with. Nothing can erase the memory of his first 500, though. The excitement of the crowd touched off by the traditional Call to the Drivers a gentlemen Start your engines a rises in a Crescendo that is matched and then exceeded by the Roar of the engines As one by one All 33 fire up. A it was Worth it just to hear the engines Rev up a Nelson said As the stadium literally Shook with noise. Also at that first race he found out How hospitable race officials can be. Up next to the Cyclone Fence which keeps viewers a Safe 20 feet away from the race he was trying to get a picture of the cars when a Man on the track volunteered to take a couple of shots for him. It Wasny to until after he reticent by handed his camera to the guard who passed it to the Volunteer that he found out who the gentleman was a Sam Hanks former racer and Winner of the 1958 500. And it Wasny to until after he got the film Back before he was really grateful for Hanks help getting three of his most highly prize pictures of cars on the track including one of Mark Donahue a Young racer who was killed the Nert year in a wreck in Europe. And while crashes Are exciting a i done to go there to see them Drivers fed to the Lions a Nelson said. He has set at numerous different positions around the track preferring to sit along the Straightaway relatively close to the track while his Friend Ritchey prefers the Vantage Point from High above the number four curve. A every race is different a Nelson said and besides the race there is see 500, Page to

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