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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - November 23, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa Northwe3fc binding co. Box 2443 Lincoln neb. 68506 a a 3 it Iff 1 a 9 11 1 a township election marketing problems result meeting8 noted of packing Plant closings by to Martin Mark Bruggom Dennis Durband cattle feeders in this area Are expected to lose an Uncertain degree of bargaining Power and a government investigation is Well underway As the result of five packing Plant closings in this area. Pla Vorland of Tion considered its alternatives one of which was purchasing the Spencer Plant. Their president Harlan a Clit commented that they had neither the financing nor the management experience to undertake such a project. The Sioux county group resolved to try and lure Large packers to reopen the plants which have closed Down. Federal investigation under Way Jim Anderson Slou Xland cattle marketing sees problems of Packer closings As far reaching. Sioux City was the first to close with 200 workers Laid off. Hormel in Fremont Nebraska Wilson in Cherokee Raskin in Sioux City and Spencer foods in Spencer All followed. Meat Industry experts explained the closings with a variety of answers. Several meat packers cited excess labor costs As the reason for their closing while Many others attributed their problem to government regulations. New bonding and yield grades have made for tougher standards to meet. The third major reason Given was that some of those meat plants Are obsolete. Carcass facility plants just could t compete with the much cheaper boxed beef plants. With Spencer becoming the fifth place to shut Down Many Northwest Iowa cattle feeders must find other outlets to Market their cattle. For some that Means going to Schuyler neb., which is expected to add 30 cents per 100 weight in shipping costs the Sioux county Callie feeders Assoc a Aea meeting slated nov. 29 the area education Agency #4 Board of directors will hold a Public budget hearing beginning at 8 00 . On tuesday november 29. 1977 at the Aea building in Sioux Center. The hearing is appropriate since it provides an Opportunity for area citizens to react to the 1978-79 Aea plan for services and expenditures. The meeting will be open to All interested area residents1"1?-a farm Bureau person in Orange City engaged in a Sioux land cattle marketing project claims that transportation costs will Only thing affected by the recent turn of events. Jim Anderson is involved in this farm Bureau sponsored and organized program to Market cattle. It s a cooperative marketing aspect he told the news. Farm Bureau members sign a marketing agreement and we just simply do that. We Market the cattle for them secure the bids and give some advice or something to help the marketing Anderson spoke of the big Impact of the Plant closings to area cattlemen. The Market won t change. They Are Job service reports $6.6 million to Iowa jobless in october a combined total of $6,594,653 was paid to Iowa s jobless workers in october by five state and Federal unemployment insurance programs the Iowa department of Job service reported today. The figure was an increase of $226,500 Over the september combined jobless payments of $6,368,153. The five programs involved in the disbursement of benefits were the regular Iowa Job insurance program the unemployment compensation program for veterans the unemployment compensation program for Federal civilian workers the extended benefits program and the special unemployment assistance program a sixth program the Federal supplemental benefits program was phased out in Iowa during August the state Agency said the Over the month increase in the combined payments to Lowans was mainly due to a significant gain in benefits paid by the Federal state extended benefits program. This program financed on a 50-50 basis by state and Federal funds provides up to 13 weeks additional benefits for eligible workers who have exhausted All payments under the regular Iowa Job insurance program the weather report. Unemployment compensation program for veterans or the unemployment compensation program for Federal civilian workers. 1 Job service of Iowa explained that the extended benefits program was temporarily suspended july 23 and triggered on again August 28. Workers who were receiving extended benefits when the program triggered off on july 23 and were still eligible to draw them when the program triggered on August 28 were required to Register for further payments. In Many cases eligible workers delayed registering for a week or longer thereby lowering the amount of extended benefits paid in september. As a result october s extended benefits paid to Iowa workers is larger than the preceding month. In september extended benefits paid to Iowa workers totalled $1,004.099, Down $218,608 from the october considerable portion of the combined increase of $226,500. Compared to the combined payments made by the five programs this october last october s combined payments of $7,588,733 show a current decrease in combined payments of $994,080. However in october 1976, six programs were Active the now inactive Federal supplemental benefits program paying $834,661. License plates 78 on Sale at courthouse deadline Jan. 31 Date High Low precis .48 25 0 11-15 47 31 0 11-16 44 30 0 11-17 42 30 0 11-18 39 25 0 11-19 39 34 t 11-20  54 20 t License plates for 1978 will go on Sale at the court House in the basement of the treasurer s office at the county courthouse in Orange City on december 1. All vehicle License plates must be purchased by the close of the january 31,1978 business Day to avoid penalties. A five percent per month penalty will be imposed when plates Are purchased after the january 31 Date. Several changes have been made by the state with regard to vehicle licensing according to Lawrence m. Vander Esch county treasurer for Sioux county. It should be pointed Vander Esch instructed that Only motorcycles and monday Marks annual employer employee banquet Captain stubby will be the main attraction at this year s employer employee banquet at the Community Center nov 28. The banquet will begin at 6 30 . According to Dennis Walstra vice president of the chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Empl Pye employee banquet committee. The Man known by Many As Captai stubby \ is actually Tom Foss from Galveston \ Indiana his nationally syndicated radio show anybody Home is Jfe a monday it Rowh. Friday on kid a be Frt he mud highlights of Tolje Rookie of the year awards and the recognition of new business in the Community. The honorable mayor William Mouw will also address the Assembly of employees and employers. The stage band of Sioux Center High school directed by Dave Silhacek will perform musical numbers. V the Auto Dine is catering the event and sewing and Center pieces Are being handled by mrs. Bill Godsey and the High school Fra class j it $ a re Ron Keld Rinan an attorney representing Casey s general store looks Over the zoning ordinance regulation of Sioux Center. His Appeal on Point related

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