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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - December 30, 1976, Colorado Springs, Colorado Job Peak Libow Dot co serving the pikes Peak Plains Region since 19o1 30 1976 i the largest Rural weekly in All of Elbert county an East Elpaso volume 76 Issue 45 Good news for local phone users first Baptist Church live nativity scene on Christmas eve was an inspiring those participating were on despite the Light senior housing information Colorado december 1976 Good news Tor new years local Telephone users will have some extra Money thanks to a drop in the Federal excise tax on Telephone Bills from 6 per to 5 percent january the Simla Telephone announced Telephone customers in 1977 will save approximately Mil lion at the lower compared to what they would have paid had the tax remained at 6 according to estimates by the Independent Telephone Assoc a some million of that amount will be saved by Custo mers of the Independent Tele phone the association represents the nations 600 non Ell system Telephone companies serving almost 28 million phones one out of every five in the Congress first imposed the tax on Telephone Bills during world War i As Mea although repealed briefly after the it was re instituted during the depression and at one time rates were As High As 25 per cent on Long distance Calls and 15 percent on local several years ago Congress acted to eliminate the which stood at 10 per cent for almost 20 now the rate drops 1 percent each year until it is eliminated in the tax has Cost Consumers billions of dollars and the in dependent Telephone association estimates the Treasury will receive almost billion from the Levy in on behalf of its customers the Telephone Industry fought the calling it regressive and citing the unfairness of tax ing a Basic necessity especially for the poor and for further information con tact Raymond winners of free drawings the new senior housing be ing completed in Calhan is not government housing it will belong to the town of Calhan when the loan is re the Money is borrowed from the Farmers Home administration and the rent is partially paid by direct Grant Money from the department of housing and Urban develop ment the purpose of supplemental rent is to permit those older citizens with lower or fixed incomes to have Ade modern the housing is administered by a five member Board called the housing and All members of this authority Are residents of the town of they deter mine the policies and the rules of the housing Complex while abiding by the required govern ment govern ment regulations Are necessary because the Money is borrowed from the government and they have certain rules and regulations that the housing authority must pre sent members Are chairperson Owen vice Milt Secretary Bob Gabardi and Evert any one of these members can provide prospective tenants with information about rental procedures or refer you to the senior services office in Cal All information Given by a prospective tenant is con the housing units Are scheduled for completion in mid regulations require that the housing authority have certified tenants by certified tenant Means a person who has completed the required form to determine tenants Are selected on a first first serve according to the list of the hous ing a the housing authority feels a duty and an obligation to the first senior citizens who indicated an interest in the housing and signed the first petition for the the 20 units must be filled when the housing is if you signed originally and Are still please make an appointment at the senior office and Complete the Neces sary paper work for your Cert the office is open daily from until but closed for it will not be open december the housing authority is receiving applications from out of the you All know that the original intent was housing for area Resi continued on Page 6 the winners of the drawings held last thursday at several Simla and Calhan stores Are As follows g r super Lone Simla lumber Jim ranch land farm news 1st Ron 2nd Lois 3rdsharyn Simla Council meeting tonight the Simla town Council meeting will be december instead of the regular which is the first monday of each this will be the regular january but held earlier in order to allow for paying of Bills before the close of the Thomason pharmacy geor Giana Colorado Brookhart building Center Billie Woolsey food Center Phyl Lis Farmers state Bank Mary pikes Peak Coop Barbara Glaser Bonnie courier Supply Richard car Centennial motors Alvin Simla dump open this Friday the Simla town dump will be open this december it will not be open new years special new years greetings edition sponsored by ranch land businesses i merchants

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