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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Logansport, Indiana People profile local Page As in Corner lifestyle paged q4 i if Logansport ind Exema director under suspicion expense claims at Issue with Agency by Dave Mitchell pharos Tribune staff writer for the second time this decade an organization that manages emergency resources is involved in a police investigation Del Gary Boyles of the Indiana state police in Peru said he is investigating the Cass county emergency management Agency to determine if there have been improprieties involved with spending Agency funds Boyles said the investigation sur rounds claims submitted by former director David Small claims submit Ted to the Cass county emergency management advisory Council and the Cass county commissioners do not match up he says the target of the investigation is the director who just Boyles says i think there were More claims Given to the commissioners than the advisory Boyles said Small who had been director since april 1998 resigned a week ago attempts to reach him at his residence were unsuccessful his Telephone has been disconnected Boyles said Small and any other suspects in the Case have not been interviewed and no arrests have been made Bolcs said he is in the process of reviewing information and it May be another two weeks before his find Ings arc completed Cass Deputy Rick Canfield who is president of the Council said the coun cil will be advertising for a new director soon until one is found logans port firefighter and emt Chris cover will serve As an unpaid acting director former director Kevin Lococo who is now a Logansport firefighter will serve As assistant director the investigation is the first for the Agency which was formed when the Cass civil defense organization was dissolved after its former director Dale Turnpaugh was convicted of using Agency funds for repairs on a personal vehicle Canfield said the director is required to have hazardous material training and knowledge of response procedures emergency training and managerial skills commissioner Gene Powlen said the announcement of an investigation caught him off guard Friday a state Board of accounts exit interview with Small before he resigned raised no problems other than personal phone Calls which Small reimbursed Boyles said the investigation apparently will not involve a related Job of coordinating affairs for the local emergency planning commit tee Dave Kitchell May be contacted at 7225000 ext 5150 or via email at sunday december 12 1999 s a Christmas Miracle Paula and Jim daily have wanted a daughter for several years and this Christmas their wish has come True by Kristi oses Pflugh pharos Tribune staff writer much like the first Christmas Miracle Paula and Jim daily of Royal Center welcomed a Little bundle of Joy into their Home in time for the holidays for several years the daily have hoped and prayed that they could become parents of a daughter but god had blessed them with three boys said Paula who had been pregnant with a girl Between the births of her first and second sons unfortunately due to a tragic Auto Mobile Accident they were never Able to meet their daughter she was stillborn As a result of the collision and while they believe their sons Neil 13 Evan 8 and Caleb 4 were gifts from god Paula said they always Felt like someone was missing from their family thais when they decided to adopt a baby girl 4monthold Claire Yung of South Korea we had read about a couple who adopted a chinese baby and it just planted a seed in our she said we began to rese Ardi our possibilities and Call agencies Korea turned out to be the country of our Choice the children stay in Foster Homes instead of orphanages and they Are very Well taken care said Paula adding that Korea also allows american families to have up to four children already in their families whereas chinese adoptions cannot occur if a family has two or More children another reason the daily decided to adopt a child outside of the United states was because we could choose the sex of the baby we didst want to be rude to a birth Mother and Tell her we Only wanted the baby if the baby was a girl that not fair to the Mother or the baby it just so happened that Paula knew they were making the right decision when everything started falling into place the Day i called the adoption Agency Bethany Christian services of Indianapolis was the same Day they began taking Applina the family had four Home studies to when others cant they think its the neat est Paula said she believes her family is Complete now and she is extremely grate Ful to their daughters birth Mother for allowing the daily to adopt Claire whose adoption will be finalized after she has lived in the states for three months Fol lowing the official adoption Paula and Jim can apply for her citizenship according to Paula Claires birth Mother was unwed and could not provide Claire with a Good Home and family in you have no father you have no future you cannot receive an education and employment everything is dependent upon a last name she Claire have had a last name and she needed a mans last name to go when Claire whose korean name is so Yung Park turns 18 years old she can choose to read her adoption files at the Holt adoption Agency in Korea she also can make Contact with her birth Mother said Paula wed have to be the ones to make a Choice to see the file her birth Mother cannot make Contact with her it be Claires wed gladly let Claire meet her after All she has Given us a wonderful gift in the big brother after four years of being the youngest child in the daily family Caleb is proud of his new role As the protective older brother to Claire interested in korean adoption if youre interested in adopting a korean child Bethany Christian services of Indianapolis can be reached at 317 2548479 pass one Home visit by a social worker and three at the adoption Agency where Paula and Jim were required to answer questions and provide personal information throughout everything a lot of peo ple in our Church Royal Center United methodist Church had been praying for said Paula and before they knew it they the Road to receiving one of their most precious gifts nol even two months after receiving their referral which stated hat Bethany Christian ser vices had found a baby girl for them to adopt they welcomed their new daughter Claire with open arms at Detroit inter National Airport when american families adopt a child from Korea the parents do not have to visit the country according to Paula who said that the children will come to Amer Ica with a korean escort who gives the baby to the adoptive parents in order for Claire to conic to the United states monthly health checkups were required As Well As All necessary immunizations she was very Well taken care Paula said and Claire remains in Good hands even her new older Brothers dote on her every time there Given a Chance they love her to death they get her to laugh Pharo Tribuno photos by Arnold Ernest mamas Little girl Paula daily of Royal Center has treasured each moment with her new daughter Claire Yung of Korea who has been adopted by the daily family mourning a Pion Community that came to know a family affected by muscular dystrophy say they will never forget the boy who defied it by Dave Kitchell pharos Tribune staff writer just a week ago saturday Cinda Milan and one of her Star athletes were Cele Brating a state championship today she and others who knew the boy who won it Are mourning a Champi on a bespectacled Blond lad who was somebody who had so Many problems its a Les son for everyone to live by Tyler brought a lot of Happi Ness to a lot of people you dont see that enough 5f Jim Callaghan bound and determined to be Happy More than he could Ever be bound by his wheelchair or anything else Tyler Edwards who had fought a form of muscular dystrophy known As Duchenne most of his life passed away suddenly thursday night following an apparent heart attack lie was 16 i think the Shock of this was he seemed so healthy and was doing so said Milan of the logans port High school Sophomore who was on the special olympics Bowling team she coached we didst Sec it like Many who knew Tyler she had been looking Forward to a Victory banquet today at Woodlawn Center it was to be a Day when Tyler was presented a trophy for having a High score of 144 in ramp Bowling for Young people 16 to 21 Tyler Edwards in the Wake of his passing those who knew him told of an amazingly Content sometimes mischievous boy who had the heart of a Champion and never gave in to physical disability if anything they said he was determined to give More because of it and gave them an example they will never forget among them were Jim and Enid Callaghan special olympics supporters whose own son was befriended by Tyler when they moved to Logansport seven years ago we hold Tyler very dear to our Enid said the thing we always think of with Tyler is he always 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