1970-10-07; Clare Sentinel
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■s,._.;.-. I1 ' ••'." CITY L1SRARY 4TH & MC£;VAN 406X7 XX If <•'■'' Eht Clare Sentinel FIFTEEN CENTS 20 PAGES PLUS' 2 SUPPLEMENTS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1970 OUR 93rd NEW YEAR SERIES VOL, 79 NO. 5 ' hi: ounty, School Public Budget Hearings To Be Held October 12 County Budget i Proposal Cut '''■^irjal budget cuts were __ing made Tuesday evening by members of ■jMe Clare County Board ;of'; \ Commissioners . in preparation for present- ;ijfg the proposed budget during a public hearing next' Monday. ; 'The Tuesday evening meeting was called in order to provide all commissioners on the five- member county board ample time to review the county budget proposed by the board's budget committee. \y After five days of work members of the budget committee cut requests by nearly $226,000 in order for income to equal expenditures. John Brubaker and Carl Bringold, members of the budget committee, worked on the county's proposed 1970-71 budget for several days last week. The two members of the budget committee also were aided by Tom Bradley, a member of the finance committee, Louis Becker, Clare County clerk, and other county officials and department heads. «, ■ Brubaker reported original requests from the county's several departments totaled approximate^ $930,909. However, tpftbudget committee estimated anticipated revenue would total only $704,611 in the coming year. So budget committee members reduced the requested funds by about $226,000 to a workable total. The entire board was scheduled to review the budget committee's proposed budget at the Tuesday meeting before accepting the committee's f.epommendation. "By law, the county is required to conduct a public hearing on the proposed operating budget. Such a hearing will take place October 12 , in the board of commissioners room at the Clare County Courthouse in ftarrison. -*'- Discussion of the budget occurred during the board's regular meeting Monday at the county courthouse. In other action county commissioners also discussed a bill "for payment for the printing of new county maps'. • Board chairman Mark MdK^nna received a letter from a Mt. Pleasant legal firm requesting the county to pay a $4,300 printing bill to Enterprise Printers in Mt. Pleasant. But commissioners do not want to pay the bill because serv- eral mistakes were made in the printing of the map. It's not clear who is at fault for the misprinted maps. Commissioner Stan Oman, chairman of the board's map committee, said several corrections he noted in copy for the printer were not made. Oman said the corrections were noted on a printing proof by himself and members of the Clare County Road Commission. However, the proof furnished to the board can't be found. Commissioners contend that the corrections were noted on the proof and were not corrected by the printer. Oman was authorized by the board to continue an investigation into the matter and to report back to the board at its next meeting. County commissioners also were presented a report by Alvin House who spoke on "the educational facilitating role of the extension agent in Michigan counties. House is a specialist in state and Continued on Page-16 Clare School Budget Rises COMMISSIONERS—Clare County Commissioners ponder the fate of individual county department budget requests during the regular meeting of the board Monday. The commissioners, who are left to right, Tom Bradley, John Brubaker, Louis Becker (Clare County clerk), Mark McKenna, Stan Oman and Carl Bringold, met Tuesday evening to make final cuts in the' proposed operating budget for the county before adoption after a public hearing next Monday (Sentinel Photo). A proposed operating budget of $1.4 million will be discussed in a public hearing conducted by the Clare Board of Education Monday prior to the board's regular monthly meeting.' The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the library in .Clare High School. The public hearing will provide citizens within the school district to comment on the budget proposed for the coming school year. Copies of the budget are available at th e school district's administrative offices. The proposed budget totals approximately $1,419,567 and includes expenditures in 11 major Area Bazaar Of Values Program Starts There's no need to travel outside of Clare County if you're looking for values. And beginning this week for two months merchants in Clare County will offer four pages of special values right here at home. These merchants are participating in an eight-week Bazaar of Values which this week salutes local people shopping in local stores^ During the Bazaar of Values, The Clare Sentinel, acting as messenger of these outstanding merchants and their special values, will give away $200 in cash to shoppers who patronize participating merchants. A $100 cash prize will be given away in the final week, $20 a week for three weeks before that and $10 for the first fovr weeks. A'a entries will be good for the full eight weeks. You may enter as many times as you wish and increase your chances of winning. To enter, simply write your name, address and phone number on any sales slip, cash register tape, charge slip receipt or any business form Over $200.000 Raised Hospital Fund Drive Starts By Phil Schneider Managing Editor Future operation of the Clare Osteopathic Hospital seems a little more certain today after fund raisers reported that nearly a third of the funds needed to continue operations have been raised. Members of a citizens lay group organized to raise funds to insure the continued operation of Clare Osteopathic Hospital were told more than $215,000 has been pledged as of Tuesday. News of the amount collected was reported during a kick-off breakfast meeting Tuesday morning at the Doherty Hotel. A campaign to raise the other $500,000 was officially launched Tues day and will continue until November 1, according to Bernie Wyman, chairman of the citizen's group. Individual collection chairman and final plans for the three-week fund raising campaign were mapped out during the Tuesday morning meeting. Business, industrial and individuals in Clare, Farwell, Harrison, Coleman, Lake and Beaverton will be contacted and asked to contribute toward the hospital's fund raising drive. Approximately $700, 000 in funds are needed to make necessary improvements in the physical portion of the hospital. The improvements were ordered by the state health department which Toepp Leads Hearings "'St-jte Senator John Toepp annnounced today that "the Special Senate cjbmni'ittee to investigate the" Michigan State Highway "Priority Program will'conduct public hearings.Monday and Wednesday of next week. ''Te&pp, Republican senator'Pfroi/ the 36th tfistrict which includes Clare County, if ,chair- rijatf'of the special committee. ...... . VE*?lier Toepp and titffi: area legislators, including Donald Hol- b'ttfok, state representa- tivV "from the 99th Dis- ttfct.-m-t in Lansing to highway con- programs for discuss struction the state. Area residents have voiced concern over needed improvement in U.S. 131 and access routes to the Clare Airport. A meeting in Big Rapids will be held next Wednesday for area residents beginingatlOa.m. in the Mecosta County Building. Under a special Senate resolution, the Committee is charged with determining the highway- freeway priority planning system, engineering and right-of-way buying. All meetings will be open to the public and testimony will be taken from highway associations and the Department Of State Highways," Toepp added. Future meetings will be held in Traverse City, Petoskey, West Branch, Port Huron, Detroit and Lansing. Other members of the Committee are Senator Robert VanderLaan, Senate Majority Leader; Senator Milton Zaagman, Senate President Pro Tempore; Senator Thomas Schweigert, Acting Lieutenant Governor. is requiring the hospital to build an addition to the existing facility and to move operation and x-ray facilities out of the older portion of the hospital into the newest portion of the building. The required improvements must be made or the state health department will not renew the hospital's operating license. If the license is not renewed the hospital would be required to operate on a cash basis only. Operation on a cash' basis would mean the hospital could .not service patients under medical insurance programs by private corporations, such as Blue Cross, or under state and federal hospital insurance programs. "It's essential that we raise the necessaryfunds, or Clare andthe surrounding area will simply be without a hospital," Wyman said. To raise funds for the needed construction, members of the steering committee and others will sell bonds in $500 and $1000 demoninations. For the past several weeks John Bicknell and Al Iacco have conducted a pre-sale campaign and together both raised over $190,000 toward the $700, 000 goal. The other funds raised to date have been contributed to the drive from surrounding areas and individuals. The bonds will pay eight per cent interest over a 15 year period. Hall of the bonds will be in $500 denominations and the re- ma in der in $1,000 a- mounts. In the Clare area Don Collum will serve as chairman of the industrial donation committee and Earl Morgan will chair the committee to Continued on Page-5 from any business displaying the Bazaar of Values poster. Or you may use the free coupon in Section B of this issue of The Clare Sentinel. Bring or mail these entries to the Clare Sentinel, 112 W. Fourth, Clare, Michigan 48617. Entries will be drawn each week and a photo of the winner will be published in The Sentinel. To kick off the official opening of the Bazaar of Values, Clare County merchants, their statts and families met for a dinner and clinic to review selling practices so they could better serve you, their favorite customer. This first week salutes the consumer and to find the best consumer values in Clare County, turn to Section B. Merchants participating in the Bazaar of Values are: Jim's Leonard Service, Sunshine Center, Bell's Men & Boys, Discount Carpet Center, Evert's Jewelers, Log Cabin Grocery, Ruby' s Mobil Homes, Dan McDonald Ford Sales. Clare Furniture, Alexander Shoes and Clare Carpet Ranch. Others participating in the Bazaar of Values include: Seiter Brothers, Park View Hotel, Allen's Department Store, Ken's Hardware, Witbeck's IGA, Gambles, R & M Sales, Northland Hardware, Cerwin's Carpets, Car- row's Supermarket, Witbeck's Sales Agency, Gateway Sno-Mo-Rina, Barb's Children's Shop, Clare H & S Hardware, Giant" Supermarket, See- beck's Sport Center, Thayer Dairy, Akins Piano Service. More Bazaar of Values participants are: Green's Clothing, Wilson T. V., Flegel Sports Center, Bolle, Mill End Store, Magnus Farm Machinery, Harrison Trading Post, and Ackerman Plumbing and Heating. groups, according to Richard L. Snyder, superintendent of Clare Public Schools. - The anticipated opera-, ting costs for next year are about $45,000 less that expected revenue Snyder said.^ However, the small surplus could easily be used, by unexpected expenses such as a decrease in tax revenues or a major repair job on some phase of the physical facilities of the school. Total anticipated revenues for the 1970- 71 school year are estimated to run approximately $1,464,373, which represents an increase of approximately $148,000 over last year. Expected income for the school district is anticipated to come from allocated and voted millage, delinquent tax collections, state and federal financial aid and program reimburse ments. Instructional costs for elementary school operations are expected to run about $459,500, up from $415,000 over last year. Included in the operation of the elementary school operation are salaries for administrative and instructional personnel, clerical help, teaching supplies and other expenses. Operational costs for the secondary level will run about $512,725 and includes administrative, clerical and instructional personnel salaries and other teaching supplies. Administrative costs for the school district will run ■ approximately $62,000. This amount includes administrative salaries, secretarial and clerical costs, election supplies, legal services, printing and publishing, contracted services, office supplies, travel and Continued on Page-16 Homemakers School Starts Wednesday HOME ECONOMIST—Miss Kay Jepsen, a home economist, will conduct a homemakers school for area women next Wednesday, October 14 at the Clare Elementary School Auditorium. The home- makers school, called Designs For Living, is sponsored by the Clare Sentinel and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge for attendance at the nationally known school Next Wednesday is the day Clare County women have been waiting for. Next Wednesday Clare area women and their husbands are invitedto.be the guests of the Clare Sentinel at a nationally known homemakers school. The homemakers school, called Designs for Living, will be held October 14 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Clare Elementary School Auditorium. The Clare Sentinel has been selected as one of only 10 newspapers in the* state to Sponsor this famous homemakers school that has attracted national attention. The school is free and it's designed to offer the busy housewife some extra hints on how to make housework easier. Miss Kay Jepsen, who will be conducting the food lecture - demonstrations, has said also that every homemaker attending the cooking school will be given one of the new col orful DESIGNS FOR LIVING cookbooks along with dozens of other recipe leaflets and handout sheets at the door. A special laundry booklet has also been prepared for each lady. Registration for the prizes will be via a Home- makers School questionnaire form which wili be filled out at the Home- makers School hall. They will be collected and names will be drawn from these cards to award the door prizes. Winners will have to be present in order to claim their prize. Local merchants will distribute several door- prizes during the Designs For Living homemakers school. Cerwin Carpets will offer a 10 by 12 foot commercial carpet and two carpet coffee tables, as door prizes, Food for the meals prepared by the- home economist will be furnished by Witbeck's IGA Continued on Page-16 ^.'■t^^i^iTS?^^^^t*^±*ym4i^^jBm^f-^i-t'i-'.
|Title||1970-10-07; Clare Sentinel|
|Publisher||R. G. & F. A. Jefferies|
|Description||An issue of a Clare, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1896. Previously known as Clare Sentinel and the Democrat-Press. In 1923, absorbed the Clare Courier.|
|Subject/Keywords||Clare (Mich.) - Newspapers; Clare County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
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